Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Extends One Final Time on Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Related Shows Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill View Comments Circle in the Square’s next show, The River, starring Hugh Jackman, will begin performances on October 31. Billie’s not going anywhere! Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, has extended its limited Broadway run for a final time. The production, which previously announced that it would play through September 21 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will now take its final bow on October 5. The play with music will be dark from September 1 through September 7. Directed by Lonny Price, the play by Lanie Robertson tells the life story of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday (McDonald) puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. The show features 18 musical numbers, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.”last_img read more


Deposit dilemma pushing mergers?

first_imgI read with interest the “Deposit Dilemma” article in Invictus Group’s recent Bank Insights newsletter, which asserts that the current economic situation is pushing more banks to boost their deposits through an unconventional means: mergers. I emailed mergers expert Glenn Christensen, asking “Is this what you’re seeing among credit unions, too?”President/CEO of CEO Advisory Group, Lake Tapps, Wash., Christensen replied that he was seeing some parallels in the credit union industry—and offered the following additional thoughts:As illustrated in the chart below, the number of credit unions with loan-to-share ratios exceeding 90 percent has tripled in the last five years among credit unions with over $500 million in assets. Among these credit unions, the average loan-to-share ratio has increased from 70 percent to 85 percent. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


China’s Wuhan says tested almost a third of residents for coronavirus since April

first_imgRecently, Wuhan has detected several to more than a dozen asymptomatic infections every day. Although those people are all treated in isolation, they still spark concern in the society, Xinhua said.Some experts say the mass testing is unprecedented in scale, and shows the level of concern. Others warn on potential testing errors due to the sheer size of the sampling.On Friday, China reported four new confirmed cases in the mainland for May 14, up from three cases a day earlier, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday.All of the new cases were locally transmitted and the number of new asymptomatic cases fell slightly to 11 from 12 a day earlier.The total number of confirmed cases in mainland China now stands at 82,933 while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,633.China does not include asymptomatic virus carriers in its tally of confirmed cases. It also does not disclose the overall number of asymptomatic cases in the country.  Topics : Wuhan, the original epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak in China, has tested over 3 million residents for the pathogen since April, and will now focus its testing efforts on the rest of its 11 million population, according to state media.Wuhan will conduct tests on everyone in the city, with the goal of getting a clear number of asymptomatic cases as businesses and schools reopen, the official Xinhua News Agency reported late Thursday.The priority will be residents who have not been tested before, people living in residential compounds that had previous cases of the virus, as well as old or densely populated estates, Xinhua said, citing a Wuhan government meeting.center_img Wuhan reported a cluster of infections over the weekend, the first since a virtual lockdown on the city was lifted on April 8, raising fears of a second wave. The latest infections were previously asymptomatic cases, people who had the virus but showed no symptoms such as a fever.Reuters, citing an internal document to district officials, reported on May 11 that the city planned to conduct the campaign of city-wide nucleic acid tests over 10 days.Wuhan has conducted 1.79 million tests from April 1 to May 13, according to Reuters calculations based on daily reports published by the city’s health commission.The official test number for May 14 will be published on Friday.last_img read more


Arsene Wenger rates Arsenal’s top-four chances and sends advice to Mikel Arteta

first_imgArsene Wenger rates Arsenal’s top-four chances and sends advice to Mikel Arteta Arteta has impressed Wenger since taking over the reins from Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal identified Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar as their two primary targets but looked set for disappointment as deadline day approached.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Arsenal made a last-ditch move to sign Partey and got their man after activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract at Atletico Madrid, much to the relief of Arteta and technical director Edu.Wenger predicts Arsenal could surprise people given their savviness in the transfer market and urged Arteta to have faith in his methods after an impressive start to the Spaniard’s tenure at the Emirates. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Arteta spent five years under Wenger as a player at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Thierry Henry – widely regarded as the greatest player in Arsenal’s history – was one of eight candidates interviewed before Emery’s appointment back in May 2018 and Wenger believes his fellow countryman could return at some stage in the future.But Wenger sees no reason why Arteta can’t be the man to take the club back to its former glory.‘Well, I wish. I hope that Thierry Henry is successful in his career as a manager, and if he’s successful as a manager he might one day come back to Arsenal,’ Wenger said.‘But I especially wish that we go back to win the championship before that happens. ‘For example, now we have Mikel Arteta in charge, why should we not do it? More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘A club is about identity. Identity is about values and values are about the people who carry these values. ‘And so it’s important there is a continuity on that front for me.’AdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Paul Merson says some of Thomas Partey’s Arsenal wages should have gone to GunnersaurusMORE: Lucas Torreira hails Arsenal following Atletico Madrid loan move Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the club could be the Premier League’s ‘surprise package’ (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has confidently backed Arsenal to secure a place in the top-four this season and says Mikel Arteta’s men could be the Premier League’s ‘surprise package’ after the club ‘bought well’ in the summer transfer window. Arteta – who steered Arsenal to FA Cup glory and an eighth-place finish after picking up the pieces from Unai Emery last season – demanded reinforcements in defence and midfield in order to improve on what was a promising debut campaign as manager.The Gunners reached a £27million agreement with Lille for centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes at the start of last month but supporters were made to wait for a new signing in the middle of the park. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Oct 2020 11:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares The Gunners triggered Partey’s release clause on deadline day (Picture: Getty)Asked whether he had any advice for Arteta in a Q&A with The Guardian, Wenger replied: ‘To continue to have a grip on the team, as he has at the moment, and to go to the end of his beliefs. ‘I think there is a good team spirit and they have a good chance to do well. ‘I believe it will not be very difficult to improve on the number of points they got last season. ‘But I’m convinced Arsenal can be in the top four, if not more. Why not more? ‘They can be the surprise package for me this year: they bought well, they strengthened the defence well. And they kept the players who were already there. In my last year I bought [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, they kept him. ‘They have every ingredient and no real weakness.’last_img read more


The Latest: Evian Championship canceled because of virus

first_img June 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Evian Championship women’s major golf tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Associated Press The Latest: Evian Championship canceled because of virus ___The mayor of Madrid says there are discussions for the Spanish capital to host the Champions League final this season amid the coronavirus pandemic.José Luis Martínez-Almeida says the city would be prepared to host the final for the second straight year. He did not elaborate on the negotiations in his interview with 13tv.A UEFA executive committee meeting on June 17 is expected to decide the new location for the final in August. It was originally scheduled to be played in Istanbul in May.The country hosting the final is also expected to stage the quarterfinals and semifinals.center_img ___The Wales Rally GB has become the latest race in the world rally championship to be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.The rally was scheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1. It was to be the penultimate event of the season.It’s the seventh WRC race to be postponed or canceled.Organizers say the uncertainty over large gatherings and international travel prompted the decision to cancel the Wales Rally GB for the first time since 1967. The event in France had already been postponed from July to Aug. 6-9.Organizers say they cannot overcome “uncertainty concerning the opening of borders” with Asia and the United States.Tournament chairman Franck Riboud says the cancellation is “unavoidable in view of the situation with regards to U.S. travel to continental Europe.”The Women’s British Open is still set for Aug. 20-23 in Troon, Scotland.The three majors played in the United States have been rescheduled for later in the year. German city Frankfurt and Portuguese capital Lisbon are also likely contenders to host the final.Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic but has been gradually lifting confinement restrictions.Madrid hosted last year’s final when Liverpool beat Tottenham.___More AP sports: and read more