Jonathan Christenson’s Nevermore Will Return Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows View Comments All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, is returning to New York for an open-ended engagement. The musical play, which is written, composed, and directed by Jonathan Christenson, will begin performances on January 14, 2015. Opening night is scheduled for January 25 at New World Stages. Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. The production will feature sets, costumes and lighting by Bretta Gerecke, with choreography by Laura Krewski and sound design by Wade Staples. It originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. The show was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. Nevemore has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script.center_img Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Six of the seven original Nevermore cast members will return to the show—Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross and Scott Shpeley. Casting for the seventh and final role will be announced soon. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

Millennial Esports completes acquisition of Eden Games after raising $12.1 million

first_imgMillennial Esports has now completed the acquisition of Eden Games after successfully closing the first tranche of a previously announced non-brokered equity offering. The $0.70 per Equity Unit placement saw 17,136,258 Equity Units issued for gross proceeds of $12,121,380. Part of the proceeds from the Private Placement saw the completion of the acquisition of Eden Games, a deal announced back in August. The Canadian company has secured an agreement for 82.5% of the French racing games publisher with a €9 million (£8.1m) investment. The terms of the deal breaks this down and sees Millennial Esports pay €6,904,039.72 and issue €2,071,310.08 worth of common shares of Millennial Esports to security holders of Eden Games.The deal sees Eden added to the ever-growing portfolio of companies under the Millennial umbrella. The company now holds MillennialEsports.gg, IEDAS+CARS, Eden Games, O’Gaming TV, thE Arena and Stream Hatchet. In the release, Millennial Esports CEO Alex Igelman stated: “The acquisition of Eden Games represents a major milestone for Millennial Esports Corp. and demonstrates how the company continues to evolve in parallel with the Esports industry”. It’s another move into the growing racing simulation space, and Igelman was bullish about the company’s position in the industry. “Eden’s acquisition secures our position as a leading mobile racing game publisher and in combination with our existing racing IP, including World’s Fastest Gamer, positions Millennial as a leader in global Esports racing”. The second tranche of the Private Placement is expected to be completed by the end of January, and it’ll be interesting to see where the next round of funding goes, considering the acquisition-led growth we’ve seen from Millennial since its inception.Esports Insider says: Although it’s not technically new news, closing out the acquisition is always a positive. The $12 million raised is no small number and with the second tranche hoping to be completed imminently there’s sure to be more on the horizon.last_img read more

Samuel Osei Kuffour slams the use of astroturfs in Ghana

first_imgFormer Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has criticized the use of astroturfs in Ghana.The former Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee member said constructing astroturfs is not the best because it leads to increased injury rates among footballers.The Bayern Munich legend was addressing ways to nurture the next generation of Ghanaian football heroes at the Bundesliga Legends Tour Press Conference on Monday in Accra.“Now we have astroturf coming to Ghana. Is it good for our football? For me, I think it’s not the best for our kids.How many of them would get injuries in the Achilles, injury problems everywhere because of astroturf?”The 43-year-old expressed his concern about the increase in astroturf production in the country at a time where Europeans are shunning the use of artificial pitches in favour of natural ones.“German people have stopped using astroturfs, Europeans have stopped using astroturfs. So, why are we just so much concerned about bringing astroturfs here.  It doesn’t help us.“The technical abilities that the young ones need to train it doesn’t go with the astroturf”.last_img read more

Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, VAT Liability of Green Fees – KPMG Update

first_img The following release has been issued by KPMG to its clients and IS NOT on behalf of England Golf. Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club Appeal VAT Liability of Green Fees – Update Progress in the claims process HMRC have now asked the Tax Tribunal to put all claims on hold until July so that they can decide whether to argue unjust enrichment. We are discussing this with HMRC and voicing our concern at the length of delay and will keep you informed. We will contact you again shortly to ask for additional information in order to bring your claim up to date.   Unjust enrichment HMRC would need to show that your pricing structure passed the economic burden of the VAT on to customers. In our experience fees are set by reference to the local market, and VAT has been paid out of that amount. We understand that clubs continue to charge the same price, but based on the decision in Bridport can now retain the full amount instead of paying a proportion to HMRC. This supports our view that fees are generally set by reference to the market regardless of the VAT liability, making the unjust enrichment argument difficult for HMRC to pursue. Ongoing charges Given HMRC’s delay in the publication of the Business Brief, we recommend that you rely on the Bridport decision being applicable to your golf club and treat any green fees received as exempt with effect from the start of the current VAT return period. This is on the basis that the decision in Bridport has confirmed that the relevant part of the UK VAT legislation is defective. You should remove any references to VAT from any documents or information relating to green fees. We are informing HMRC that we have given this advice. Interest on your claims Interest will be payable on top of your claim. There is ongoing litigation about whether that interest should be compounded. Simple interest will be paid as a matter of course, however you will need to consider taking additional action to protect your potential compound interest claim. We will shortly send you an update setting out the options and an analysis of the potential benefit. 6 May 2014 Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, VAT Liability of Green Fees – KPMG Update last_img read more

Prime Time comes to Canton

first_imgNEON DEION—Deion Sanders poses with a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo-Tony Dejak) by Barry WilnerAP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP)—Prime Time has come to Canton—with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.Deion Sanders strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night sporting a pair of gold shoes to go with the gold jacket emblematic of the special company he has become a part of. At the end of his riveting acceptance speech, he placed his ubiquitous do-rag on his hall bust.Neon Deion indeed.“This game,” Sanders repeated dozens of times, “this game taught me how to be a man. This game taught me if I get knocked down, I got to get my butt back up.“I always had a rule in life that I would never love anything that couldn’t love me back. It taught me how to be a man, how to get up, how to live in pain. Taught me so much about people, timing, focus, dedication, submitting oneself, sacrificing.“If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.”Sanders joined Marshall Faulk in entering the hall in their first year of eligibility. Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol also were enshrined before an enthusiastic crowd of 13,300—much lower than the usual turnout. With Sunday’s Hall of Fame game a victim of the 4½-month NFL lockout, Fawcett Stadium was half full.Not that Sanders needs a big audience.The dynamic cornerback and kick returner ran off a list of people who influenced him as smoothly as he ran past opponents, whether running back kicks or interceptions—or even catching passes when he appeared as a wide receiver, or dashing around the bases in the major leagues, including one World Series appearance.He spoke of promising his mother she could stop working in a hospital when he became a success, and of how he created the Prime Time image at Florida State—then turned it into a persona.A Hall of Fame persona.“What separates us is that we expect to be great,” he said. “I expect to be great, I expect to do what had to be done. I expect to make change.”Just as Sharpe expected to change his life as a kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings.When Sharpe headed to Savannah State, all he heard was how he was destined to fail.“When people told me I’d never make it, I listened to the one person who said I could: me,” Sharpe said.Failure? Sharpe went from a seventh-round draft pick to the most prolific tight end of his time. He won two Super Bowls with Denver and one with Baltimore, and at the time of his retirement in 2003, his 815 career receptions, 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL records for a tight end. Three times he went over 1,000 yards receiving in a season—almost unheard of for that position. In a 1993 playoff game, Sharpe had 13 catches against Oakland, tying a record.Sharpe patted his bust on the head Saturday before saying, “All these years later, it makes me proud when people call me a self-made man.”In a captivating acceptance speech, Sharpe passionately made a pitch to get his brother, Sterling, who played seven years with the Packers, considered for election to the shrine. Sterling, who introduced his younger brother for induction, wept as Shannon praised him.“I am the only player who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and am the second-best player in my family,” Sharpe said.“I am so honored. You don’t know what this means for me. This is the fraternity of all fraternities.”Faulk was the running back of running backs for much of his 12-season career.As versatile and dangerous a backfield threat as the NFL has seen, Faulk was voted the NFL’s top offensive player in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was the NFL’s MVP in 2000. He was the league’s scoring leader in 2000 and ’01, made seven Pro Bowls, and was the first player to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive years.The second overall draft pick in 1994, when Faulk was offensive rookie of the year, he played five seasons in Indianapolis, then his final seven for St. Louis, helping the Rams to their only Super Bowl victory in 1999.Through tears, Faulk said, “Boy this is pretty special. … I am glad to be a part of it. This is football heaven.“I am a football fan just like all of you,” Faulk told the crowd. “I have always, always been a fan and had an abiding passion and love and respect for this game of football, even when I was a kid selling popcorn in the Superdome because I couldn’t afford a ticket.“It’s tough going from the projects to the penthouse.”Dent was a dynamic pass rusher on one of the NFL’s greatest defenses, the 1985 NFL champions. He was the MVP of that Super Bowl and finished with 137½ career sacks, third all-time when he left the sport.He epitomized the Monsters of the Midway: fast, fierce and intimidating.“Richard was like a guided missile,” Joe Gilliam, Dent’s college coach, said during his introduction.“You must dream and you must be dedicated to something in your life,” added Dent, who asked everyone in the audience to rise in applause for the legendary Gilliam, then thanked dozens of people, including many from the ’85 Bears who also were in the stadium. He saved his highest praise for the late Walter Payton.“When you have dreams, it is very tough to say you can do everything by yourself,” Dent said. “It’s all about other people.”last_img read more