Vanessa Williams Takes the Stage in After Midnight

first_img Dulé Hill Williams received a Tony nomination for playing the Witch in Into the Woods. Her additional Broadway credits include The Trip to Bountiful, Kiss of the Spider-Woman and Sondheim on Sondheim. She is well-known for her three-time Emmy nominated performance as Wilhemina Slater on TV’s Ugly Betty, as well as her roles as Renee Perry on Desperate Housewives and Olivia Duran on 666 Park Avenue. Her film credits include Soul Food, Eraser, Dance With Me, Shaft and Hannah Montana: The Movie. As a recording artist, her many hits include “Save the Best For Last,” “You Can’t Run,” “The Right Stuff,” “Dreamin’,” “Runnin’ Back to You” and “Colors of the Wind.” Star Files After Midnight also stars Tony winner Adriane Lenox and Dulé Hill. Adriane Lenox Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014center_img There’s a new diva taking the Cotton Club stage! Tony and Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams joins the cast of Broadway’s After Midnight on April 1, the latest special guest star to step into the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Williams will take over for current guest stars Toni Braxton and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Vanessa Williams After Midnight View Comments Set against a narrative of Langston Hughes’ poetry, After Midnight celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a world-class big band of 17 musicians. The show is directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle.last_img read more

JEP celebrates 40th anniversary with new program

first_imgUSC students participating in the program teach and mentor high school and middle school students. JEP has been adding programs in the past decade as more students decide to serve.Tammy Anderson, executive director of JEP, said on average 1,100 students participate in JEP each semester and 20 to 25 percent of those students have participated before.“It just shows that more and more, our students want to be involved. They want to be part of the solution to problems and test out their own abilities,” Anderson said.This semester, JEP created a program for international relations students and formed new partnerships with USC Cadets, who will help them run a boot camp, and the California Conservation Corps.“We try to add programs that will give our students different experiences than [those] we already offer,” Anderson said.Travis Glynn, a junior majoring in international relations who has worked at JEP for two years, runs the new program. He said it will allow students form USC to talk at middle schools and high schools about international relations issues related to Los Angeles.“We will discuss issues ranging from trade and migration to court security and public safety,” Glynn said.JEP will also be continuing a program that allows international students to teach about their homelands and cultures.Though plans to formally celebrate JEP’s 40th anniversary have been postponed until the house is finished, Anderson is encouraging students who have participated in JEP to go online to share their most memorable moments working at JEP.“It’s an important milestone for a program like ours to be at a big research university like USC for so long. Its students want to be engaged, and our full time staff and student staff have been here and committed to the program,” Anderson said. “That’s the key to why we’ve been so successful.”The JEP house is being renovated for the next nine months to provide more space for the growing program. JEP is now temporarily housed at The Lot.JEP Program Assistant Coordinator Nicole Kohansamad. a junior majoring in business, said the project allows students to interact with the community in a new way.“It’s a small amount of time during your week that will have a big impact on you. It exposes you to what is going on in the community, and it gets you out of the USC bubble,” Kohansamad said. “JEP is really for someone who wants a rewarding experience to learn about other people and themselves.” As part of the Joint Education Project’s 40th anniversary, the organization created a program with international students and formed partnerships with USC Cadets and California Conservations Corps.Cleaning house · The Joint Educational Project added a program that will allow USC students to teach middle and high school students about international relations. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2019 to start in January 2018

first_imgWith the match schedule also announced, the Japanese public and rugby fans around the world can now begin to plan for a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.At the heart of a programme aimed at selling 1.8 million tickets, are child tickets from ¥1,000, adult tickets from ¥2,019 and 900,000 tickets under ¥15,000 as organisers aim to attract new fans to the sport across the nationwide spread of 12 host cities.Accessibility is also central to the strategy and Japan 2019 is set to be the most accessible Rugby World Cup of the modern era with a three-phase programme that recognises domestic and global demand, rewarding the Japan rugby family, host city residents and supporters’ club/front row members within the priority sales phases.Fans can secure tickets via the public sales process managed by Japan Rugby 2019 or via the official travel and hospitality programmes managed by Sports Travel and Hospitality (STH) Limited. Details of the full range of options can be found on the official ticketing website is anticipated to be high, with 60,000 fans already having registered interest in tickets via the official ticketing site since September. All fans interested in public tickets need to register.  As with previous Rugby World Cups a phased process will operate beginning in January 2018. This process has been designed to be attractive and accessible for Japanese public and rugby family, while giving global fans a fair chance of securing tickets for what is set to be a very special Rugby World Cup.Phase one: Supporter tours, Team and Stadium packsSupporters around the world and in Japan can buy travelling fan packages from 1 January, allowing them time to make travel arrangements. These will be sold through the official travel agents appointed by STH, the exclusive official travel provider. Fans can find out more via priority sales programme for the Japan rugby family, host cities’ residents and Supporters’ Club/Front Row members will launch in January 2018 and will operate in a phased process, starting with team and stadium bundles, which are available for a limited amount of time.·         19-26 January, 2018: Japan rugby family priority group ballot applications for team and stadium packs·         27 January – 12 February, 2018: General ballot applications for team and stadium packs – open to anyone around the worldPhase two: Individual sales for priority groups and hospitalityFrom 1 February, 2018 the hospitality programme will launch via STH Japan KK, offering a range of package options, catering for a variety of requirements and budgets. In the meantime, individuals and companies can register their interest via The individual ticket priority sales programme for the Japan rugby family, host cities residents, Supporters’ Club/Front Row members will launch in February 2018 and will operate in a phased process. Japan Rugby 2019 has collaborated with the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) and its clubs to make tickets available to club members who support the game week-in, week-out in the host nation.·         19 February – 12 March, 2018: Japan rugby family priority group ballot applications (club members)·         19 March – 12 April, 2018: Host cities priority group ballot applications·         19 April – 12 May, 2018: Japan rugby friends priority group ballot applications·         19 May – 26 June, 2018: Supporters’ Club/Front Row members priority group ballot applicationsPhase three: General ticket sales from September 2018In September 2018, one year from the tournament, general sales will begin through a public application process. Fans will be able to apply for tickets with oversubscribed matches being entered into a ballot system. The final phase of ticketing will see any remaining tickets go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis from January 2019.·         19 September – 12 November, 2018: General global ballot applications·         19 January, 2019: Real-time first-come-first-served individual tickets sales All sales phases will start at 10:00 (Japan time) on the advertised dateDemand is anticipated to be high, with 60,000 fans already having registered interest in tickets via the official ticketing site since September. All fans interested in public tickets need to register.Japan Rugby 2019 Chief Executive Akira Shimazu said: “We are today launching a ticketing programme that will provide all of Japan with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with one of the world’s biggest and best-loved major sports event, and the biggest sporting event in Japan for a generation.“Our ambition is for the tournament to be a celebration of rugby, friendship and Japan, encouraging more people to support the game, and that ambition is reflected in an attractive and accessible ticketing programme.“We have a range of tickets for every budget and a sales process that will ensure that host city residents, the Japan rugby family and global rugby family have ample opportunity to experience this very special event in a very special nation.”World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont added: “This announcement represents a fantastic opportunity for the people of Japan and fans around the world to experience what promises to be a very special and ground-breaking Rugby World Cup in 2019. With the match schedule also announced this is the day that they can start to plan. There are affordable and accessible options to suit every need.”Mastercard, as a worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019, is offering those who apply for tickets using their Mastercard the chance to receive a double entry in the ticketing ballot for the opportunity to secure tickets to each of the matches they apply for.last_img read more

Beat the September blues with Jacksons Hotel’s amazing concert line-up

first_imgThis October the outstanding Katie Markham will recreate the magic of Adele’s three record-breaking albums and perform all of her biggest hits. Other special packages include; Johnny Cash and June Carter Tribute Show, Dancing for Pleasure, and a Bowls Break, all for a great price!For more information you can log on to jacksonshotel.ieBeat the September blues with Jacksons Hotel’s amazing concert line-up was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cheap hotelgigshotel dealsjack packJackson’s Hotelkatie markhamthe legends of american country tribute show Beat the end-of-summer blues by checking out Jacksons Hotel’s amazing line-up of some of Ireland’s best music acts.For just €120 you get admission to one of these fantastic gigs, bed and breakfast for two, complimentary access to Jacksons’ luxurious leisure facilities, and free parking! You can add dinner for two for just €20!  Britain’s Got Talent Swing Band, the Jack Pack, will take to the stage on the 9th of September. The four-piece swing vocal group were among the finalists on 8th season of Britain’s Got Talent TV show. In 2015 they released their debut self-titled album which reached number 8 on the UK Album Charts! The Legends of American Country Tribute Show will blow you away with authentic costumes, a full live band and stage set on the 16th of September. You’ll hear classics from Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Randy Davis – but to name a few! last_img read more