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Will Frozen Composer Robert Lopez Become the Record-Breaking 12th Member of the EGOT Club?

first_imgThe man behind “Let It Go,” that super-catchy tune from Frozen that you can’t get out of your head, is very close to scoring a showbiz grand slam. Robert Lopez, who composed the new Disney blockbuster with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, is already the winner of three Tony Awards (for Avenue Q in 2004 and The Book of Mormon in 2011), a Grammy (for The Book of Mormon cast album) and two Daytime Emmy Awards (for Wonder Pets in 2008 and 2010…do Daytime Emmys count? It’s up for debate, but we say yes). That means he’s only one Oscar away from the coveted EGOT—and now that “Let It Go” has nabbed a nomination for Best Original Song, we think his chances are pretty awesome. If Lopez wins big at the Oscars, he will be the 12th member of the mega-exclusive club, which is amazing enough already—but he’ll also break an important record. Lopez will have completed his EGOT in 10 years, faster than any of the other winners! The current record holder, Rita Moreno, racked up all four awards in 16 years. We don’t want to jinx you, Bobby, but you’re about to join a group of legends! Whoopi Goldberg: Emmy for Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (2002); Grammy for Whoopi: Original Broadway Recording; Oscar for Ghost (1990); Tony for Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) Helen Hayes: Emmy for Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1953); Grammy for Great American Documents (1976); Oscar for The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932); Tony for Happy Birthday (1947) Marvin Hamlisch: Emmy for Barbra Streisand: The Concert (1995); Grammy for “The Way We Were” (1974); Oscar for The Way We Were and The Sting (1973); Tony for A Chorus Line (1976) Richard Rodgers: Emmy for Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years (1962); Grammy For The Sound of Music (1960); Oscar for “It Might as Well Be Spring” from State Fair (1945); Tony for South Pacific (1950) Disney’s Frozen Mike Nichols: Emmy for Wit (2001); Grammy for An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May (1961); Oscar for The Graduate (1967); Tony for Barefoot in the Park (1964) Jonathan Tunick: Emmy for Night of 100 Stars (1982); Grammy for “No One Is Alone” (1988); Oscar for A Little Night Music (1977); Tony for Titanic (1997)center_img Rita Moreno: Emmy for The Muppet Show (1977); Grammy for The Electric Company (1972); Oscar for West Side Story (1961); Tony for The Ritz (1975) John Gielgud: Emmy for Summer’s Lease (1991); Grammy for Ages of Men (1979); Oscar for Arthur (1981); Tony for Big Fish, Little Fish (1961) View Comments Scott Rudin: Emmy for He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing (1984); Grammy for The Book of Mormon (2011); Oscar for No Country for Old Men (2007); Tony for Passion (1994) Audrey Hepburn: Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (1993); Grammy for Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales (1994); Oscar for Roman Holiday (1953); Tony for Ondine (1954) Mel Brooks: Emmy for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special (1967); Grammy for The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000 (1998); Oscar for The Producers (1968); Tony for The Producers (2001) * Shoutout to Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and James Earl Jones, who have won EGOTs with special/honorary awards.last_img read more

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Abby Mueller Will Reprise Her Performance as Carole King in Beautiful

first_imgAbby Mueller in ‘Beautiful'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Beautiful: The Carole King Musical View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019center_img Related Shows Another Muller is about to feel the earth move under her feet on Broadway. Abby Mueller, who headlined the national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and sister of Jessie Mueller, who won a Tony for originating the title role, will take center stage at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre this spring.Mueller will begin performances on March 7, taking over temporarily for Chilina Kennedy. Over the summer, Kennedy will reprise her performance in the Toronto engagement of the national tour from June 27 through August 20 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre; she will then return to the Broadway production.Prior to the Beautiful tour, Mueller appeared on the New York stage in Kinky Boots, A Minister’s Wife and the off-Broadway workshop of School of Rock. Her regional credits include 1776, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Candide and Pippin.Mueller will join a cast that currently includes Jake Epstein as Gerry Gofin, Jessica Keenan Wynn as Cynthia Weil, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Paul Anthony Stewart as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein.last_img read more

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Long Island Egyptians Saddened by Violence at Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Morsi rally on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.Mahmoud Ahmed stood in the shadow of the Islamic Center of Melville on Friday, greeting fellow worshipers and doing his best to remain upbeat.But the violence spreading through Egypt—580 people, many of them protesters, were killed during bloody clashes with security forces and police on Wednesday—has him and many other local Egyptians on edge. They fear further violence as battles continue to rage in their home country with no end in sight. Photos of the dead and the carnage on the streets are seared into their minds.“I’m not sleeping,” said Ahmed. “I’m crying.”The 52-year-old Deer Park man moved to America years ago, but he still has family back home, a brother, and the only thing protecting him and his family from the chaos in the streets is a locked door.They “pray every day to not get shot,” Ahmed said. “They cannot go out. They’re scared.”Ahmed and other worshipers who poured into the mosque for Friday afternoon prayer spoke of their love for Egypt and trepidation. But many of them had a common refrain: “What can you do?”Two years ago, dozens of worshipers at this mosque were euphoric as they celebrated the fall of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak after 18 days of intense protests. It was supposed to be the beginning of a bright future for Egypt.Today, they’re mourning.Emotions in Egypt have been heightened ever since now-deposed president, and Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsi was taken into custody by the military.The battles in Egypt touched off Wednesday at two “sit-ins” where protesters have camped out for weeks. There were reports of the military barreling into the camps with bulldozers and guns to break up the camp after repeated requests to leave peacefully went unheeded.At Al-Iman mosque in Cairo, counted more than 150 bodies frm yestrday still awaiting burial. 2:30 PM. pic.twitter.com/1tqZIC9b2K— Abigail Hauslohner (@ahauslohner) August 15, 2013 “I believe strongly that there were warnings—yes—but…shouldn’t [police] have started with a water cannon?” he said. They “should have started with something to let them clear.”“We think that all parties should get together to talk, to air it out and to figure out how they can proceed in the future,” he added.Habeeb Ahmed, chairman of the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury, who is from India, but is a strong voice in the Muslim community, said it’s been upsetting seeing “Muslims killing Muslims,” but he’s also unhappy with the American government for failing to characterize the unseating of Egypt’s first democratically elected president a coup.“It is very bad because Egypt is really the leader in the area, they may not be rich, but the population is so big,” he said. “So whatever happens in Egypt, it will affect other countries in the area. So it is very important things are done right in Egypt for America’s sake, for Egyptians’ sake, for everybody’s sake.”The turmoil has left a deep emotional wound for Ahmed, the Deer Park man. He wants the bloodshed to end.“I wish I die before I see Muslims kill Muslims like this,” he said. “Everybody is very upset because it’s our country…we don’t like this,” said Hamdy Abouhasswa of Queens, who grew up near Cairo. “This brother kills brother, it’s not supposed to be like this.”Abouhasswa said the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters were at fault for not leaving the camps as instructed.“They stopped life over there,” he said, adding that protesters snarled traffic and made life difficult for nearby residents.Mohammed Elseendiony, treasurer of the Islmaic Center of Melville, said he’s bothered by video of snipers “hunting from the rooftops,” and what he believes was excessive forced used by the police.Cairo Rabaa Islamist sit it, wreckage of tents still smoldering pic.twitter.com/vpCrEOpZ2v— David D. Kirkpatrick (@ddknyt) August 15, 2013last_img read more

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Dutchtown Road Bridge in Owego reopen to traffic

first_imgThe bridge was closed on Aug. 10 to allow for the bridge to be replaced. An official date for the bridge’s reopening was never set. Owego officials made the reopening announcement Friday. (WBNG) — The Dutchtown Road Bridge in the town of Owego is now reopened to traffic.last_img

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Trump Admits Defea … Never Mind

first_img– Advertisement – Donald Trump centered much of his 2016 campaign on immigration issues, and many of his major initiatives as president ran through the Department of Homeland Security. How much of an effect did Trump have on the department’s mission and its day-to-day operations? Would you say he’s been successful at carrying out his policy goals?President Trump has had immense impact on the Department of Homeland Security. The president centered his campaign on the border wall and restricting immigration into the United States, and those themes carried over to his term in office. The department was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks with a broad array of responsibilities, responding to natural disasters, terrorism and threats to aviation, maritime security and cybersecurity. But for much of his term, Trump has had a simple measure of success for the agency: lowering the number of illegal crossings at the border and building his wall. He has pulled his secretaries away from trips to discuss other security matters at the last minute to discuss (and at times berate about) the border. He repeatedly questioned how fast they were constructing the wall, siphoning billions from the Defense Department in the process and directing his officials to file lawsuits against private landowners.- Advertisement – Our reporter Zolan Kanno-Youngs interviewed over a dozen Biden transition advisers and current and former officials at the Department of Homeland Security, seeking clues into what priorities the incoming administration will bring to the department.Zolan answered a few questions about what he found out.- Advertisement –center_img And while the wall is not built from sea to shining sea, Trump has without a doubt changed the U.S. immigration system. A maze of policies have created an “invisible wall,” restricting the ability of asylum seekers to remain in the country. The refugee system has been gutted. And when he refocused his campaign against protesters to frame himself as a “law and order” president, he turned to D.H.S. again. Many of the tactical agents sent to Portland to clash with demonstrators were from the department.Activists and proponents of immigrants’ rights have long called for the dismantling of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is housed within D.H.S. Are such ideas something that a President Biden will entertain?No. The president-elect has never called for abolishing any of those agencies. Don’t expect the new president to move any D.H.S. agencies to other departments, either (The Trump administration proposed moving the Secret Service to Treasury, and there have been calls for Biden to consider moving Citizenship and Immigration Services, the nation’s legal immigration agency, to the Justice Department).- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Wireless technology: Cutting the wire

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BLOG: Budget Address Supercut Video, Plus Seven Quotes You Should Know

first_img By: Krystal Bonner, Digital Director February 12, 2016 You can find updates and behind-the-scenes content on the 2016-2017 budget announcement on our Facebook and Twitter.Read more posts about Governor Wolf’s 2016-17 budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Budget Address Supercut Video, Plus Seven Quotes You Should Knowcenter_img Budget News,  The Blog,  Videos During his 2016-2017 budget speech on Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf was honest with Pennsylvanians about the severity of the crisis facing our state and the critical decisions legislators must make to put us back on the right track. Watch this supercut of the governor’s address for the most important moments from the speech — and read on for the top seven quotes you should know.1. “Someone in Harrisburg has to start telling the people of Pennsylvania the truth about the mess we’re in.”Pennsylvania is in crisis — a crisis that threatens our future — but Republican leaders are in denial about our current situation. If the General Assembly does not approve a responsible plan to solve this crisis, every Pennsylvanian will suffer the consequences.Our fiscal crisis didn’t appear from out of nowhere. This was no act of God. We are in a hole we dug ourselves, right here in Harrisburg. If you’re in business, and the numbers don’t add up, you can’t ignore the problem, or spin it, or wish it away. Pennsylvania businesses don’t have the luxury of pretending their problems don’t exist. Neither do Pennsylvania families sitting around the kitchen table trying to make ends meet. And the truth is, neither do we here in Harrisburg.2. “Pennsylvania now faces a $2 billion budget deficit. That’s not a Democratic fact. And that’s not a Republican fact. It’s just a fact. It is a time bomb, ticking away, right now, even as I speak. If it explodes – if the people in this chamber – if you allow it to explode – then Pennsylvania will experience a fiscal catastrophe the likes of which we have never seen.”The consequences of the General Assembly’s inaction on our fiscal crisis will be real, immediate, and severe. Nearly three-quarters of Pennsylvania homeowners will see their already-too-high property taxes skyrocket even further. Our education system, already threadbare after years of underfunding at the state level, will take a ruinous hit. We will lose nearly $200 million in services to Pennsylvania seniors, $180 million in assistance for people living with mental illness or intellectual disabilities, $11.5 million in funding for domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers, and 211,000 Pennsylvania children will lose child care.3. “If we don’t have sustainable revenue sources in our budget, the result will be billions of dollars in new property tax hikes at the local level.”While the Wolf Administration will always strive to tackle fraud and be as efficient as possible, even new harsh cuts – cuts that will harm single mothers, seniors on fixed incomes, and those who are down on their luck – will not solve our crisis. Any legislator who claims Pennsylvania can simply cut and cut our way out of this mess without also increasing revenue is just ignoring the math. They’re also ignoring history. Without sustainable revenue sources in the budget, local communities will have to hike property tax hikes by billions of dollars. So even as Pennsylvanians will pay more, they will get less from their state government. Far less. Pennsylvanians need to prepare for these consequences.4. “Republicans and Democrats sitting in this chamber right now sat at a table with me and did the hard work to find common ground. We had a deal. And then the House Republican leaders walked away. Only in Harrisburg could that be seen as an acceptable way to do business.”The compromise budget Governor Wolf worked out with members of the legislature last year included some of what the governor wanted – including a historic investment in our schools – but not everything. It included some of what Republicans wanted – including historic changes to our pension and liquor systems – but not everything. But most important of all, the compromise budget was balanced. It solved the financial problem. Passing it into law would defuse the fiscal time bomb and set Pennsylvania on a more sustainable course.The compromise budget passed the Senate with a majority of both Democrats and Republicans, and had bipartisan support in the House. But then House Republican leaders just walked away from the table and went home for the holidays without holding that final vote. They still have not held that final vote. And because of that, we still don’t have a budget.5. “For years, our leaders tried to balance our state budget on the backs of our children. When I took office, Pennsylvania ranked near the bottom of the country in the percentage of state-level K-12 investment. The burden of funding our schools therefore fell on our local communities. And that, in turn, meant huge spikes in property taxes for Pennsylvania homeowners.”Pennsylvania has seen this play out over the last four years. When the previous administration cut $1 billion from education, we were left with tens of thousands of teachers laid off and crowded classrooms across most of our school districts. But even these huge cuts to education weren’t enough to balance the budget. Instead of finding a sustainable way to deal with the real deficit, Harrisburg chose to paper over the problem with a series of budgetary gimmicks and quick fixes — and the buck was passed to local communities who were forced to raise property taxes to pay for their schools and other services.Since 2011, school districts have been forced to increase local property taxes by $1.2 billion — all because of Harrisburg’s irresponsibility. In the last year alone, 83 school districts increased property taxes above the index because Harrisburg didn’t produce a responsible budget, and another 175 school districts are contemplating additional tax increases this year — for the same reason. This tax shifting is not sustainable, and it will only continue to squeeze families and seniors if we do not stop passing the buck on to local communities.6. “If you won’t take seriously your responsibility to the people of Pennsylvania – then find another job.”Governor Wolf’s message to legislators is this: If you can’t agree to the budget reforms I’ve proposed, then help me find a sustainable alternative. Because public servants’ highest principle is the responsibility each of us has to the people of Pennsylvania. The people of Pennsylvania deserve leaders who are willing to work hard and sacrifice to build a better Commonwealth – because that’s what the people of Pennsylvania do every day to build a better life for their families.Governor Wolf is ready to come to the table, negotiate, and compromise. This is not the time for denial, this is not the time for obstruction. This is the time for leaders to come together and honestly, and sincerely, take on the crisis we are facing.7. “A bright future is still within our grasp.”Governor Wolf ran for governor because he believes deeply in our Commonwealth; in our spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship; in our longstanding tradition of tackling our challenges and seizing our opportunities with boldness and courage; integrity and honesty; in our potential to build a future as bright and prosperous as our past.Despite the crisis we are in, we can solve the problems facing us. The Legislature can send the previously agreed to compromise budget to Governor Wolf’s, and we can put Pennsylvania on more secure footing than it has been in years. It’s time for legislators in Harrisburg to get back to work and work with Governor Wolf to secure a brighter future for our state. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Location seals the deal for one-bed beach shack

first_imgThe home at 166 Stratton Tce, Manly.Mr Kelleher said Manly was the next up and coming Brisbane suburb.“Manly offers extremely good value for a seaside location,” he said.“It’s an extremely hot market and we’ve got a lot of interstate interest, predominantly from Sydney and Melbourne.“There’s not anywhere else in (a capital city) where you can buy a house one street back from the waterfront for $632,000.”The median house price in Manly is $775,000. The home at 166 Stratton Tce, Manly.A one-bedroom timber shack has sold under the hammer in Manly for $632,000 as the local market remains hot.Marketing agent Scott Kelleher, of Ray White Manly, said the old beach shack on a 506sq m block at 166 Stratton Tce sold to owner occupiers.“The property attracted quite a bit of interest and four registered bidders,” he said.“There’s not many of these types of properties left. It was the location, the proximity to Manly Harbour Village and the esplanade, which drove interest. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The general feedback we got was that it was in a great location but the house pretty much needed to be demolished.”last_img read more

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Local Students Explore Healthcare Careers

first_imgBack row: Caroline Storms, Batesville; Emily Cumberworth, Holton; Allison Beal, Batesville; Laura Haunert, Waldron; Audrey Wilson, Batesville; MiKaiyla Meyers, Brookville. Front row: Megan Whitaker, Guilford; Ivy Glaser, Batesville; Kaylynn Baluyot, Osgood; Sarah Huber, West Harrison.BATESVILLE – Margaret Mary Health partnered with the East Indiana Area Health Education Center this summer to allow ten students the opportunity to participate in the Medical Scholars Academy.The summer program gives students a chance to explore a variety of medical careers.During the four-week program, students had the chance to tour the IU School of Medicine, receive career counseling, shadow local clinicians and spend time in various hospital departments.Participants included Caroline Storms, Batesville; Emily Cumberworth, Holton; Allison Beal, Batesville; Laura Haunert, Waldron; Audrey Wilson, Batesville; MiKaiyla Meyers, Brookville; Megan Whitaker, Guilford; Ivy Glaser, Batesville; Kaylynn Baluyot, Osgood; Sarah Huber, West Harrisonlast_img read more

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7 new deaths in the State and 505 positive tests

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health announced that 505 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 11,686 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 64,639 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 569 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has stayed at a total of 168 positive cases and 18 deaths (up 3 cases and 1 death, respectively), Franklin County has 90 positive cases (1 new case) and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has stayed at 82 positive cases and 3 deaths.last_img read more

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