Disney Will Launch a New North American Tour of Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida in 2021

first_img Disney Theatrical Productions announced that a new North American tour of Elton John and Tim Rice’s beloved Broadway musical Aida will launch in early 2021. The new tour will premiere at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse beginning February 4 to March 7, 2021. Schele Williams, who was a member of the original Broadway cast, will direct this new production of Aida, which will be choreographed by Tony nominee Camille A. Brown (Choir Boy, Once on This Island). The production will play Charlotte, Chicago, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., among other cities to be announced. Casting for the tour will be revealed later this year.The new production, updated and re-imagined, retains the Tony- and Grammy-winning score and features a book revised by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, who co-authored the original production with Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls. A passionate and timeless story for today’s audiences, Aida is the compelling tale of star-crossed lovers belonging to feuding nations, torn between their conflicted loyalties to their countries and to each other. With its stirring contemporary score and its powerful love story, Aida reveals that we have the power to change history, but only when we make brave choices and embrace our destiny.Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher, who recently appeared on an episode of #LiveatFive, said, “Schele Williams, David Henry Hwang and the team have cracked the show open in new ways to bring the story into today’s world while honoring what fans have cherished for 20 years: rich characters, gorgeous designs and those extraordinary songs.”“Aida is in my DNA in ways I had never imagined until I began the journey for this production,” said Schele Williams, in a statement. “I have a rich history with the show that I am very proud of, but when I recently made some discoveries about the history of its time period, the show broke open for me. It truly is the butterfly effect; subtle shifts have taken a story I love and turned it into an adventure I can’t wait for audiences to discover. David Henry Hwang has crafted a book that truly shapes this journey and Elton John and Tim Rice’s score is the glorious foundation we have built upon.”Aida, which opened at the Palace Theatre in March 2000, went on to become one of the biggest hits of its decade, closing on Broadway in September 2004 after nearly 2000 performances. It received five Tony nominations, winning for Best Original Musical Score, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Actress in a Musical for Heather Headley. A tour played 53 North American cities from 2001 to 2003.The new Aida will feature sets and costumes by seven-time Tony winner Bob Crowley, lighting by six-time Tony winner Natasha Katz, musical supervision by Tony Award winner Jason Michael Webb, vocal arrangements by Michael McElroy, orchestrations by Jim Abbott and dance arrangements by Tony winner Zane Mark.To stay up-to-date on when Aida might be headed to your city, visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com! “Aida”(Logo provided by Disney Theatrical Productions) View Commentslast_img read more

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Panel offers guidance to bring lawyers’ Web sites into compliance

first_img Panel offers guidance to bring lawyers’ Web sites into compliance Mark D. Killian Managing EditorThe Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising on December 29 approved guidelines to help lawyers meet the Supreme Court’s new rules regulating the content of lawyers’ Web sites.Chair Adam Schwartz said the guidelines allow lawyers to use disclaimers to designate parts of their Web sites as “information upon request” zones, which would mean that those sections would not be subject to the lawyer advertising rules.Schwartz said the guidelines were carefully drafted to balance lawyers’ First Amendment rights to advertise their services with the committee’s duty to protect the public.The activity follows a ruling by the Supreme Court in November that all Bar advertising rules, except the requirement they be submitted to the Bar for review, apply to lawyer Web sites.The court’s ruling means several common attributes of attorney Web sites — including testimonials, statements that characterize the quality of work, or information about past results — are not allowed under the revised Web site rule.In December, the Board of Governors voted for a six-month enforcement moratorium on new advertising regulations affecting lawyer Web sites, since the timing of the ruling makes it extremely difficult for lawyers to get their Web sites in compliance by the January 1 implementation date.In reaction to the court’s ruling, the board decided that the Bar will not review attorney Web sites, even if they are voluntarily submitted by lawyers seeking to comply with the rules, since the Web sites can run to hundreds of pages if printed out and can be changed several times a day. The Bar’s ethics and advertising staff will, however, provide guidance to lawyers asking specific compliance questions.Schwartz said the guidelines allow lawyers to use disclaimers to designate parts of their Web site as “information upon request” zones, which would mean that those sections would not be subject to the lawyer advertising rules. But first, the Web site visitor would have to view a disclaimer page that clearly indicates what information will be viewed. That page could include whether all results or client testimonials are provided; that the results or testimonials are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer or all clients’ experience with the lawyer; and that a prospective client’s individual facts and circumstances may differ from the matter(s) in which the results or testimonial are provided.The page would also state that the information behind the disclaimer is not regulated by Bar advertising rules, although it would be covered by other rules that prohibit the information from being false or misleading.The information would be considered “upon request” only if the lawyer sets up the Web site to block the area containing past results and testimonials from viewers who have not submitted acknowledgement of viewing the disclaimer page, and the testimonials and/or past results would only be shown upon submission of the agreement after viewing the disclaimer page.The guidelines read:“Lawyer and law firm websites must comply with the general lawyer advertising requirements set forth in Rule 4-7.2, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Although websites must comply with these requirements, they are not required to be filed with The Florida Bar for review. Rule 4-7.8(f), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The Florida Bar Board of Governors has adopted a policy that The Florida Bar will not accept voluntary filings of the entire contents of a lawyer or law firm website, although staff of the Ethics and Advertising Department will respond to specific questions involving a specific phrase or image to be included on a website. To make such an inquiry, please call the Ethics and Advertising Department at (800) 235-8619.“Many law firm websites may contain information that is prohibited by the lawyer advertising rules, such as testimonials or endorsements from clients and others, past results of the law firm, and statements characterizing the quality of legal services (for example, the firm offers high quality legal services, or excellent legal services).“The Standing Committee on Advertising has determined that a lawyer or law firm can create a portion of the website which contains information that can be provided only at the request of a prospective client, and is, therefore, not subject to the lawyer advertising rules under Rule 4-7.1(f). Testimonials and endorsements, past results, and statements characterizing the quality of legal services may be included in such a section if the information provided is truthful and not misleading, either by itself or in the context in which it is given. If testimonials or past results are provided, sufficient information about the matter also must be provided to allow the consumer to evaluate the testimonials or results. Testimonials and past results may be included only with the informed consent of the client to which the matter relates (see Rule 4-1.6(a), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar). In order to be considered information that is given at the request of a prospective client, the information must be accessible only after viewing a disclaimer page and making an affirmative acceptance that the viewer has received the disclaimers provided below.“The disclaimer page must clearly and prominently indicate the following:• the type of information that will be viewed;• that the information is not reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar.“If past results are provided, the disclaimer page must indicate:• that a prospective client’s facts and circumstances may differ from the matter in which results have been given;• whether all results are provided;• that the results are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer; and• that every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.“If testimonials are provided, the discliamer page must indicate:• that a prospective client’s individual facts and circumstances may differ from the matter(s) in which the testimonials are provided;• whether testimonials of all clients are provided; and• that the testimonials are not necessarily representative of all clients’ experience with the lawyer.“On the disclaimer page, the viewer must acknowledge receipt of the information before being given access to pages with information including past results, testimonials, or statements characterizing the quality of legal services. The lawyer should not require that viewers provide information about themselves in order to access the information.“Lawyers may use a disclaimer page, a pop-up, or any other technological mechanism as long as the above guidelines are followed, and the above information cannot be accessed without viewing the disclaimer page and making an affirmative acknowledgement of receipt of the disclaimer. For example, the website must be set up in such a way that the above information cannot be viewed as a result of a general search engine or site search without displaying the disclaimer page each time.“Alternatively, lawyers may provide a section of the website in which a viewer, at the viewer’s option, may provide contact information and make a specific acknowledgement that the viewer would like to receive specific information about the lawyer or law firm. After receipt of the contact information and acknowledgment, the lawyer or law firm may send the viewer information by either e-mail or regular U.S. Mail, as long as the information is truthful and not misleading, either by itself or in the context in which it is given. The lawyer or law firm must provide the same disclaimers to the recipient and follow the same guidelines noted above.” Sample Disclaimer PageIf you are interested in viewing information about the lawyer/firm’s past results and testimonials about the lawyer/firm, please read and acknowledge the information below. The information in this section contains information about the lawyer/firm’s past results, testimonials about the lawyer/firm, and statements regarding the lawyer/firm’s quality [ Note to Lawyers: you must also list the category of any other information provided that is not otherwise in compliance with Rule 4-7.2 here]. The information has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar. You should know that:The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided. All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials. The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information and would like to view the information. [Hypertext link to the additional information.]I do not want to view the information. [Hypertext link to home page of website.] [Note to Lawyers: the viewer must check each box in order to reach the additional information on the website.] January 15, 2010 Managing Editor Regular Newscenter_img Panel offers guidance to bring lawyers’ Web sites into compliancelast_img read more

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Judge D’ Ambrosio honored by workers’ comp attorneys

first_img Judge D’ Ambrosio honored by workers’ comp attorneysOn September 19, 1996, a horrible tragedy occurred in the workers’ compensation community that many will never forget.An injured worker armed with a shotgun and a handgun burst into a workers’ compensation defense firm in West Palm Beach. Attorney Kennie Edwards was shot and killed at age 38 leaving behind his pregnant wife and 5-year-old son. The injured worker then shot and killed himself.Following this horrific event the workers’ compensation community established the Kennie Edwards Award presented annually to the workers’ compensation attorney who best exemplifies those professional qualities admired in Kennie — honesty, integrity, cordiality, good humor, high ethical standards, and advocacy tempered by a sense of humility.Judge Mary D’ Ambrosio was awarded the 2015 Kennie Edwards Award by the Workers’ Compensation Practice Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. D’Ambrosio was appointed as a judge of compensation claims in Palm Beach County on February 26, 2001, and currently remains on the bench. She is active in the community participating in Justice Teaching in Palm Beach County as well as PACE Center for Girls in Palm Beach County. Judge D’ Ambrosio honored by workers’ comp attorneys April 15, 2015 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Two Glendale shopping centers sold for $38.6M

first_imgThe Fincham Dempsey were successful in selling two Glendale, Arizona shopping centers in the final week of July. Glendale Market Square and Arrowhead Plaza were sold satisfying 1,031 exchanges for the buyers for a total of $38,600,000.The Lee & Associates Fincham Dempsey Team, led by Jan Fincham and Patrick Dempsey, facilitated the transaction on behalf of both the buyer and seller for each transaction.Glendale Market Square, purchased by CIRE, is the larger of the two centers and is located at the NWC of 59th Avenue and Bell Road. It is a 221,388 SF community shopping center built in 1992 and is anchored by a Winco Foods (not included in the sale). Other tenants at the time of sale include Compass Bank, Lina Home Furnishings, Floor & Décor, Hi-Health, T-Mobile, & El Pollo Loco among others. It sold for $24,600,000 ($111.12/SF).“CIRE was attracted to the long term potential of the property as well as the attractive demographics and one of the best performing retail submarkets in all the Phoenix area,“ said Dempsey.Arrowhead Plaza, a retail shopping center located on the SEC of 67th Avenue & Beardsley Road sold for $14,000,000 ($166.00/SF) and was purchased by Beardsley-67th Avenue LLC. The center was built in 1990 and includes 84,389 SF of retail space. At the time of sale the center was 95.2% occupied with anchors Ace Hardware, Tuesday Morning, and 99¢ Only Store.Fincham says, ”Arrowhead Plaza provided the buyer and opportunity, via a 1031 exchange, to add to their extensive portfolio of well located shopping centers including their adjacent Denaro Plaza.”last_img read more

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Snowboarder Takeuchi places second in World Cup slalom event

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “I am happy. I didn’t have to take advantage of any mistakes that my opponents made but I got through to the final on my own merit,” said Takeuchi, who was fourth at the world championships in South Korea last month.Takeuchi beat Doris Guenther of Austria, who leads the World Cup standings in the parallel events, in the semifinal round to book her spot in the final. STONEHAM (Kyodo) Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi had to take a back seat to Amelie Kober of Germany on Sunday, settling for second by a small margin in the women’s parallel giant slalom at a World Cup meet in Canada.Takeuchi failed to win her first career title and finished runnerup for the third time this season on the World Cup circuit. Despite losing to Turin Olympic silver medalist Kober by 0.05 second, Takeuchi was not discouraged.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Tebow in a Jets Uniform

first_img Posted March 23, 2012 Owner @CDOriginals 160 0 79 Sports Logos Location:Houston, Texas All Activity 102 160 Members Sapphire 160 Members Tebow in a Jets Uniform Link to post Share this post paynomind Link to post 243 4 SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share on other sites gdu Link to post gdu Brian E 0 Posted March 23, 2012 Sports Logo News I know it’s good and fun when we do it and such, but I HATE when trading card companies and media outlets use the photoshopped images. Tebow never has been in a Jets uniform. Don’t pretend. Picture him in a Broncos uniform and slap he Jets information on there now.Could just be me, though. 0 79 0 4,212 102 STL FANATIC Patchez Share on other sites Patchez Location:USA Members Who the F is doing photoshops for ESPN? This is a disaster hahah… Also, can anyone do something similar with Tebow like the Peyton thread in different unis – Maybe in the Jets uni and Jags?Charlie Sheen as a Jet?LOL that’s exactly what i thought when i saw it! STL FANATIC This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post Members Recommended Posts RyanB06 Members SmoothieX By Sapphire, March 23, 2012 in Sports Logo News SmoothieX 1,027 0 243 Sign in to follow this   7,383 posts FEEEEEEEEET!!! Norva 0 Members 0 Sign in to follow this   9,904 Link to post Share this post Cujo Members 1,038 posts Forums Home Was I supposed to stay uncool, please remind me Alert GladSadMad and call it a dayBest uniform switches around Brian E Share this post Share this post RyanB06 1,027 larrypep 4 4,836 posts 111 0 Members Share on other sites Posted March 23, 2012 Share this post 0 2,715 posts Share on other sites Go To Topic Listing Link to post Posted March 24, 2012 3,831 posts Members Here’s Topps’ attempt: Share this post 326 The Bowman looks more legit… because its a shovel pass/pitch Posted March 23, 2012 i think we need our own experts to take this on in the concept section. Share this post 1,056 posts 4,212 Followers 0 Where can I find ESPN LOL on my guide? I’m not seeing it. Do I have to pay extra? BigDmocenter_img (formerly, briefly CherryMX) 0 Members 344 Where can I find ESPN LOL on my guide? I’m not seeing it. Do I have to pay extra?You just watch ESPN and you automatically get the LOL. Or SMH. Posted March 24, 2012 Sports Logos Banned 9,904 102 Posted March 24, 2012 Posted March 23, 2012 Link to post Members 145 Location:Denver, Colo. Share on other sites 145 1,380 posts 0 0 326 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 1,674 posts King of Consistency 0 4,212 Link to post CS85 Cujo Share on other sites Posted March 23, 2012 prob the same guy that does adidas’ ads 31,030 posts 0 79 I miss Michelle. 31,105 posts Who the F is doing photoshops for ESPN? This is a disaster hahah… Also, can anyone do something similar with Tebow like the Peyton thread in different unis – Maybe in the Jets uni and Jags?Charlie Sheen as a Jet?This is the best Tebow photoshop job I’ve see so far: 243 Share on other sites Location:Champaign, IL paynomind SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Share this post sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ Posted March 24, 2012 Posted March 23, 2012 Who the F is doing photoshops for ESPN? This is a disaster hahah… Also, can anyone do something similar with Tebow like the Peyton thread in different unis – Maybe in the Jets uni and Jags? Norva 145 Share on other sites 9,904 0 0 Sports Logo News Location:Austin, Texas Share on other sites 111 Share on other sites 246 posts 0 Link to post Followers 0 Members Posted March 23, 2012 0 larrypep Tebow in a Jets Uniform 344 I know it’s good and fun when we do it and such, but I HATE when trading card companies and media outlets use the photoshopped images. Tebow never has been in a Jets uniform. Don’t pretend. Picture him in a Broncos uniform and slap he Jets information on there now.Could just be me, though.I agree, but mainly because the photoshops look so bad. I hate fake looking cards. 1,027 6,320 posts Forums Home Share this post 1,438 posts 326 Link to post Tebow in a Jets Uniform shaydre1019 Share this post shaydre1019 344 Share this post All Activity Sapphire BigDmo CS85 Share this post Share on other sites 0 Posted March 24, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post 111 Posted March 23, 2012 Location:Eugene, Oregon Link to post 15,125 posts Link to post 4 Members 0last_img read more

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