Winning Take-Five Lottery Ticket Sold In Lakewood

first_imgLAKEWOOD – A winning Take-Five lottery ticket worth more than $14,000 was sold in Lakewood.The New York Lottery says the ticket was purchased on Monday at the Lakewood Convenience Store on Fairmount Avenue.The ticket is worth $14,460.50.Three other winning tickets were sold in Brooklyn, Hopewell Junction, and Rosedale. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

Motorcycle Fatalities On The Rise In New York State

first_imgCropped Chris Yarzab / CC BY 2.0 ALBANY — Deaths from motorcycle crashes are up more than 17 percent compared to last year, according to the Institute For Traffic Safety Management and Research.At this time last year, state officials tracked and reported 73 motorcycle-related deaths, compared to 86 thus far this year.Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a crash than people in passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which also reports that despite representing only 3 percent of all registered motor vehicles, motorcyclists account for 14 percent of all traffic-related fatalities nationwide.Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned of a spike in motorcycle fatalities as reported by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and urged drivers and motorcyclists to use caution as the busy holiday travel begins. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research at the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, preliminary data shows that as of August 15, 2020, deaths from motorcycle crashes are up more than 17 percent compared to the same period in 2019. “Danger does not take a holiday and with increased traffic on the road this Labor Day weekend, we all have a responsibility to exercise good judgment and caution,” Cuomo said. “New York State will continue to crack down on dangerous driving behavior because the safety of all drivers and passengers will always be a top priority for us.”Mark J.F. Schroeder, DMV Commissioner and Chair of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, said, “The motorcycle riding season is winding down and with nice weather predicted for this long holiday weekend, we expect more traffic and more riders on the roads, so I am urging everyone to be responsible, pay attention, and slow down. We all play a part in keeping one another safe on our roads and it is up to every driver and rider to stop this alarming trend in motorcycle fatalities from continuing.”Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I agree I had four people pull out in front of me this season which is due to lazy driving on their part. That’s why I drive my bike like everyone is out to get me.,Assholes need to get off the phone/texting while they are driving there cars and pay attention to there driving,Every other vehicle are on there phones !!,That’s why on both are cycles i have a flashing head lights . I will not ride without just this weekend on my ride to keuka two cars move over when i was ridinglast_img read more

Carole King Skipped Beautiful’s Opening Night on Broadway, But Will Attend the 2014 Grammy Awards

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Carole King was noticeably absent from the opening night of Beautiful, the Broadway bio-musical about her life—but don’t worry, she can still get the scoop on how the whole evening went from singer-songwriter and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles at the Grammy Awards. King and Bareilles (who did attend the opening night of Beautiful) will perform together at the 2014 ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will air live on CBS January 26. The legendary singer-songwriter isn’t nominated this year, but she already has a Grammy (or five) hanging around the house. She’s garnered four Grammys over her five-decade career and was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Her album Tapestry and her songs “You’ve Got a Friend” and “It’s Too Late” have all been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical View Comments King, who will also be named the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year, is in good company at the Grammys—in addition to Bareilles, other stars slated to perform at the ceremony include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves and more. Related Showslast_img read more

Satisfaction! Mick Jagger Wants to Bring Oscar-Nominated Doc 20 Feet From Stardom to Broadway

first_img View Comments After a buzzed-about debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, 20 Feet From Stardom was released in theaters last June, and eventually grossed almost $5 million—making it the top-grossing documentary of the year. It’s too early to say if the talented singers will be performing at the 86th Academy Awards telecast on March 2, but we’d love to see Love and her fellow too-often unsung heroes get a shot at singing one of the Oscar-nominated songs. It looks like you can always get what you want! Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and his producing partner Victoria Pearman are in talks to turn the Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom into a Broadway musical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jagger and Pearman would also like to produce a TV series adaptation of the film and bring some of the backup singers featured in the doc to the Broadway version, including Hairspray alum Darlene Love. Watch the official trailer for 20 Feet From Stardom below! Directed by Morgan Neville, 20 Feet From Stardom chronicles the lives and careers—the hopes, dreams and often dashed expectations—of some of pop’s greatest background singers, including Love (background for Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick), Merry Clayton (Jagger, Ray Charles), Lisa Fischer (Luther Vandross, Tina Turner), Claudia Lennear (Joe Cocker) and The Voice alum Judith Hill (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder). The film digs deep into the roles the singers played on rock classics like “Gimme Shelter” and “Sweet Home Alabama” and their efforts to break out on their own.last_img read more

If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel, Announces Cast Album Release

first_img Related Shows Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Comments Star Files Tony award winner Idina Menzel has two paths to take in If/Then, but we’re taking just one: directly to iTunes (or wherever CDs are sold). The cast album for the new musical by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will be recorded by Masterworks Broadway on April 7 prior to a June 3 release. LaChanze If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman who wants to make a brand new start as she returns to New York City. In addition to Menzel, the cast includes Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Jenn Colella, Jerry Dixon, James Snyder, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. Directed by Michael Greif, If/Then began preview performances on March 5 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and will officially open on March 30. If/Then Menzel is on the heels of her chart-topping Frozen hit “Let It Go,” and this is one more album with her powerhouse voice that we can’t miss! Anthony Rapplast_img read more

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story Eyeing B’way Transfer

first_img The cast at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center included Zak Resnick as the titular songwriter, Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Teal Wicks as Ilene and de’Adre Aziza as Candace. View Comments With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, Piece of My Heart tells the story of one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. His hits, which were recorded by such artists as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Otis Redding, include “Twist and Shout,” “Tell Him,” “I Want Candy,” “Hang On Sloopy,” “Cry, Baby” and many more.center_img Broadway may soon be about to Twist and Shout! Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, which recently concluded its run off-Broadway, is eyeing a move to the Great White Way. According to Deadline, Berns’ kids are looking at bringing the Denis Jones-helmed bio-musical to the Main Stem in Spring 2015.last_img read more

Adam Pascal Belts Out a Drag Anthem in Animated Musical Short Lady of the Night

first_imgAdam Pascal is exploring the darker side of drag in Lady of the Night, an animated musical short film directed by Laurent Boileau and composed by Attie Albertus. The Rent and Aida star voices the role of Samuel, a closeted gay man who—on the anniversary of his partner’s death—dons a dress, heels and wig to cope with his solitude and pay tribute to his lost love. The short will receive its New York premiere on December 10 at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. In the meantime, take a look at a clip below, featuring the Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner knocking out the film’s title song. It’s sort of like a Disney film…if the princes were wearing evening gowns. View Commentslast_img

Brooklynite, Starring Matt Doyle, Begins Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows In Brooklynite, Trey Swieskowski is an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero. Astrolass, Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero, is determined to throw in the cape and live like a normal Brooklynite. When they meet they hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. But can they save Brooklyn when it suddenly teeters on the brink of disaster? In addition to Doyle and Cordero, the cast features Andrew Call, Gerard Canonico, Max Chernin, Nick Choksi, Carla Duren, Ann Harada, John-Michael Lyles, Grace McLean, Tom Alan Robbins, Nicolette Robinson and Remy Zaken. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Calling all superheroes and superhero wannabes! The world premiere of Brooklynite, starring Matt Doyle and Nick Cordero, begins performances on January 30. The off-Broadway tuner features music and lyrics by Peter Lerman and a book by Lerman and Michael Mayer. Mayer also directs. Opening night is set for February 25 at the Vineyard Theatre. Brooklynite View Commentslast_img read more

Elisabeth Moss Says Heidi Is Mad Men’s Peggy For the Next Generation

first_imgGoing through Mad Men withdrawal? Yep, us too. While you patiently wait for the last seven episodes, see Elisabeth Moss in The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, beginning performances February 23 at the Music Box Theatre. In Wendy Wasserstein’s female-centric drama, a young woman blossoms into a successful art historian as she observes the world around her. Elisabeth Moss told she’s bringing some of Peggy’s signature strength to her new role in The Heidi Chronicles, where she’ll age over 20 years in the course of an evening. Who is Heidi? What’s this character like? I’m very interested in playing her as a modern woman, which is something that I’ve always tried to do with Peggy on Mad Men. I know that the time period is an influence on who she is, but at the same time I think that she’s just like us and has the same issues and the same problems and the same questions. So for me, I’m interested in finding out who she is in any decade. Both Peggy and Heidi are very strong women—is this almost like picking up where Peggy left off? Heidi’s a lot stronger than Peggy, and smarter. She’s more of an observer and a commentator on the events surrounding her. Whereas Peggy was immersed in everything, Heidi is a writer at heart. Wendy [Wasserstein] always picked a field that was different from writing to represent her and in this particular play, she’s an art historian. But Heidi’s obviously the Wendy character in this play. View Comments This play premiered in 1989. Why do you think The Heidi Chronicles has a place on Broadway right now? I feel like you could change a couple of the names and the events and it could easily be this year or last year. It could easily be the ’90s through 2015 instead of ’65 through ’89. It’s so incredibly relevant. It’s so modern. The issues that she is dealing with as a woman haven’t changed. Last time you were on Broadway, Mad Men had just started—this time, you’re a big TV star. How will it be different this time around? I have a lot more to do in this play. It’s a much bigger role for me than I’ve ever done on Broadway and I have a lot more lines than I’ve ever had. I don’t worry about what happens off of the stage, but I think it’s going to be a bit different experience as far as my responsibility.center_img Wendy Wasserstein sadly passed away at 55. Do you wish she were here so you could ask her questions? Absolutely. I really wish she was here so I could talk to her. But at the same time, she was such a huge part of so many people’s lives. She was so close to certain people that we do have here, that I do feel like she’s very present. I think we’re doing the play that she would’ve wanted us to do, and I don’t feel like she’s that far away. There’s so much girl power in this play. What is it like to represent this strong figure for other women and girls in the audience? I think this story is applicable to girls in their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties…I hope that her strength inspires younger girls, but I’m most interested in telling a truthful, honest story. See Elisabeth Moss in The Heidi Chronicles beginning February 23 at the Music Box Theatre.last_img read more

Stephen Campbell Moore Set for Nicole Kidman-Led Photograph 51 has confirmed that Great White Way alum Stephen Campbell Moore will star opposite the previously reported Nicole Kidman in the U.K. premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51. Directed by Michael Grandage, the production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre September 5 through November 21. Opening night is set for September 14.Moore created the role of Irwin in the original London production of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, and also played the character in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong incarnations as well as the film adaptation. Other stage credits include Berenice, All My Sons, Clybourne Park and Chimerica. Moore has additionally been seen on TV and film in projects including A Good Woman, Wallis and Edward, Lark Rise to Candleford, Ben-Hur and Season of the Witch.Does Rosalind Franklin (Kidman) know how precious her photograph is? In the race to unlock the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler’s play looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history. View Commentslast_img read more