VÉRITÉ FILMS RETURNS TO CHILDRENS TELEVISION WITH THE ANIMATED MUSICAL ADVENTURE SERIES

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Jeremy and Tunebug is designed as a multi-platform entertainment brand that includes fully-animated television half hours, digital shorts, a play-to-play-music/play-to-read-stories app, and a website where kids can interact with Jeremy, listen to his music, and learn to play music online. Parents, caregivers, and educators will have the opportunity to bring Jeremy and Tunebug to the classroom or see a live concert performance. Social Media Links:Website: jeremyfisherjunior.com veritefilms.ca hiddenpony.caTwitter: @JFishJunior @VirginiaTV – Virginia Thompson @VeriteCanada @HiddenPonyFacebook: Facebook.com/JeremyandTunebug  Facebook.com/Verite.Films.Canada  Facebook.com/HiddenPonyRecordsInstagram: @jeremyfisherjunior @hiddenpony Advertisement Advertisement Jeremy and Tunebug animated image courtesy of Vérité Films Advertisement Login/Register With: TORONTO – Vérité Films, the boutique production house behind Canada’s #1 comedy brand, Corner Gas, is thrilled to announce their return to children’s television with Jeremy and Tunebug. The animated children’s television, music, and multi-platform digital brand stars three-time JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher Junior and is produced in association with Jeremy Fisher Music and Hidden Pony Records & Management. With support from the Canada Media Fund-Shaw Rocket Fund Kids Digital Animated Series Program, Jeremy and Tunebug will begin its first phase of production in Fall 2019.Jeremy and Tunebug brings to life the whimsical characters, stories, and songs from Fisher’s acclaimed debut children’s album Highway to Spell (available on Spotify and Apple Music). The series revolves around Jeremy, a story-telling singer-songwriter (voiced by Fisher), and Tunebug, his best friend and magical recording studio on wheels. Together they share their animated adventures to Destination: Imagination, where they discover how feelings and emotions inspire story and song. Facebooklast_img read more

More wildfires evacuations expected in BC with forecasted hot windy weather

first_imgThe Canadian PressKAMLOOPS, B.C. — Residents of a village in British Columbia’s southern interior are anxious to see what is left of their homes after one of the hundreds of wildfires raging across the region tore through their community, engulfing dozens of properties and forcing people to flee with little warning.Mark Sutherland of the Ashcroft Indian Reserve west of Kamloops said Sunday he had only seconds to escape with his girlfriend and two young children before flames overtook his home.“By the time we got everyone into the cars and we were getting out of the reserve, coming around the bend, (the fire) was already past the house. The next few houses were on fire,” said Sutherland, who used to work on a forestry firefighting ground crew.“It was so fast. Everything was happening so fast.”There is no end in sight as provincial officials expect more gusty winds and hot, dry conditions to fan the flames of the more than 220 fires that have destroyed an area covering at least 230 square kilometres.Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, said the number of people forced from their homes is likely to rise from the latest estimate of 7,000.“The situation around evacuation alerts and orders could be quite fluid,” said Kevin Skrepnek, chief information officer for the BC Wildfire Service, on Sunday.“I would anticipate there would be expansions over the next few days.”B.C. has committed $100 million to help communities and residents rebuild, while the federal government is sending aircraft.Christy Clark, the outgoing premier, announced the fund Sunday in Kamloops. She said $600 will be made immediately available by electronic transfer through the Red Cross to people who have registered after being forced from their homes.“We are just, in many ways, at the beginning of the worst part of the fire season and we watch the weather, we watch the wind, and we pray for rain,” she said.“But our prayers aren’t always answered in these things and so we need to be there to support people in the meantime because there are hundreds and hundreds of people who are scared to death right now.”She said the transition team for premier-designate John Horgan’s incoming government has been briefed on the establishment of the fund.Horgan said the outgoing government has been very co-operative and that he would honour the $100 million Clark had committed to, adding that the province would likely provide even more support as the cost of the disaster grows.“Whatever is needed to make sure that people are whole after this, we’re going to make sure that happens,” he said, after meeting with officials in Kamloops.Horgan said he spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sunday afternoon, who assured him the federal government stood ready to help.“To have the prime minister say the federal government is there for us when we need it is very reassuring,” he said.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Ottawa has agreed to federal assistance.The Canadian Armed Forces are helping residents affected by evacuations and airlift emergency workers and equipment.Three Canadian Armed Forces Griffon helicopters were expected to arrive in Kelowna on Sunday and some larger fixed-wing aircraft are to arrive over the next few days, said Chris Duffy, executive director of Emergency Management BC.Duffy said the aircraft would be on standby and ready to help wherever they were needed, but that they would not be assisting with fire suppression at this time.The hardest-hit regions were the central and southern Interior. There were also major blazes burning in northern B.C. but they weren’t posing as immediate a threat, said Skrepnek.Highway closures trapped Cache Creek resident Jacquie McMahon and her husband overnight Friday on the north side of Lac La Hache, near the 100 Mile House wildfire.“The orange glow on both sides of us was so surreal and it was growing, growing, growing,” said McMahon, whose home was spared in the fire.“I just lost my mom (in March), and mom always told us: ‘Never go anywhere without everything you need.’ ”She added, wiping away tears. “So we had everything we needed. And thank goodness.”A provincewide state of emergency was declared Friday after about 140 new fires ignited and crews grappled with intense winds. The government said the state of emergency allows it to more easily co-ordinate a response to the crisis.On Saturday, 98 new fires sprang up and existing fires grew in size, Skrepnek said.The four biggest fires ranged in size from about 20 to 44 square kilometres and drove thousands from their homes in the communities of Ashcroft, Cache Creek, 100 Mile House, 105 Mile House, 108 Mile House, 150 Mile House and the Alexis Creek area.Dozens of public parks in the Cariboo and Chilcotin region were closed to the public.The province has been marshalling all the personnel it can to battle the flames, protect property and try to keep people safe.The BC Wildfire Service employs more than 1,000 firefighters and all were either deployed or on days of rest. At least 200 contractors backed them up, while an additional 300 firefighters recruited from other parts of Canada and are expected to arrive on Monday and Tuesday.Despite the crews’ efforts, Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta said a fire burning between Ashcroft and Cache Creek had destroyed dozens of buildings, including at least five houses, 30 trailer park homes and two hangars at a regional airport.B.C. has seen 552 fires to date in 2017, about half of which broke out over the past few days. Skrepnek said the province had spent $46 million fighting wildfires this year as of end-of-day Friday.last_img read more

Duminda Silva granted bail in asset declaration case

The cases were filed at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court in relation to the failure by Silva to declare his assets in March 2013 and March 2014.Silva was not given nominations to contest the Parliamentary election this year by the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). (Colombo Gazette) Former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva was granted bail today in relation to cases filed against him by the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption.The Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption had filed cases against former Parliamentarian Duminda Silva related to the failure by Silva to declare his assets. read more

Gigabyte X11 carbonfiber laptop is worlds lightest

first_imgGigabyte has unveiled a new 11.6-inch laptop called the X11 today, and the Taiwanese company can make two bold claims about the new machine. The X11 is the first all-carbon-fiber laptop ever released, but more impressively, the X11 is also the lightest laptop in the world.The 11.6-inch MacBook Air weighs a mere 1,080 grams, but the X11 has it beat. It comes in 105 grams lighter at just 975 grams. You really aren’t going to have any issues carrying this laptop around for hours hanging off your shoulder.The Chinese-language Engadget video above gives you an idea of how good the X11 looks as well confirming its weight as a couple of grams below the official 975 gram spec. Inside the components look to be just as impressive, although final hardware configurations have yet to be confirmed.We can expect the X11 to carry one of Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors coupled with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD. Graphics duties will be handled via the HD Graphics 4000 GPU included with the Ivy Bridge chip. The LED backlit display offers up a resolution of 1366 x 768 and sits above a chiclet keyboard and the usual array of ports (USB 2.0 and 3.0, DisplayPort, combo audio jack, and microSD). The X11 will run Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional, and the battery is a 35Wh 4730mAh unit that is expected to be non-removable.The X11 will be on display at Computex next week, with the final models going on sale for between $999 and $1,299 at some point in July.via The Verge, Engadgetlast_img read more

Panayia tou Kykkou Icon Annual Celebration

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cypriot Community of Western Australia will present the Panayia tou Kykkou Icon for all to see on Sunday 8 September. The Birthday of the Virgin Mary is celebrated by having the Icon on display at Evangelismos Church. After the church service, light refreshments will be provided at the church hall, supplied by the Cypriot Community of WA. Everyone is welcome.The Icon was given to the Cypriot Community of WA seven years ago by the Monastery of Kykkos in Cyprus, and since then it has been presented annually to mark the birth of Panayia. When: Sunday 8 September Where: Evangelismos Church, corner of Carr St & Charles St, West Perth For more information, visit www.cypriotcommunitywa.com.aulast_img read more

Publishers to Leave Crains Chicago Business

first_img Snyder and Emerick will stay on until the end of the year to aid KC Crain in the transition process. “Though KC and I have different visions for the future of Crain’s, I know he is fully committed to make the future a prosperous one, not just for Crain’s Chicago Business but for our entire company, and I will do everything I can in the coming weeks to help him in those efforts.” Publisher David Snyder — a 33-year veteran of the company — and associate publisher Lisa Emerick are leaving Crain’s Chicago Business, following a disagreement with ownership on the growth strategy of the company, according to a staff report released Tuesday. Snyder joined Crain’s in 1983 as a researcher in Washington, D.C., before moving to the Chicago branch in 1984. He was named publisher in 2010. Emerick has been associate publisher since 2014, after four years as marketing director. She also worked at Crain’s from 1986 to 1998 in sales and marketing, according to the report. In addition, three editorial staff members were dismissed — assistant managing editors Thomas A. Corfman and Craig M. Newman, as well as copy editor Richard Skews.center_img Both EVP and group publisher KC Crain and Snyder confirmed in the report that the publication remains profitable.  “In business, like in life, reasonable people can disagree,” Snyder said in the staff report. Two publishers are out at Crain’s Chicago Business this week in a management shakeup that could indicate some future restructuring across Crain’s properties.  For 2015, Crain’s Chicago Business had a qualified print/digital circulation of 54,353 and total monthly readership of 448,028, according to data from The Media AuditMore on this topic The 2016 Folio: 100 — Corporate Catalysts Once Competitors, Beach and Hamptons Magazines Aim to Refine Identities New York Media Names New CRO and Publisher | People on the Move — 03.08.17 A New Chicago Office for Pitchfork and Condé Nast AMI Cuts 30 Percent of Us Weekly Staff Complex Shuts Down Print MagazineJust In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

Motherdaughter duo speak candidly courageously on abuse

first_imgAshley Doctolero and her mother Ada Coyle pose in their traditional regalia. Doctolero sewed her own clothes. (Hillman/KSKA)Like 37 percent of women in Alaska, Ada Coyle experienced sexual violence. She remained silent. Years later, the same happened to her daughter. But now, the mother-daughter pair are speaking up and trying to stop the cycle of abuse.Download AudioAda Coyle says when growing up in a village near Kodiak, she had no idea what a healthy relationship was. She saw drinking, infidelity, and abuse.“And so when I grew up to be a young woman, I had a distorted image of what a relationship would look like. So when I was dating, I was in bad relationships.”Coyle says she turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with domestic abuse, just like she saw adults doing when she was young. Eventually she gave birth to her daughter, Ashley Doctolero. Doctolero went to school in Kodiak but spent her summers in the village. She loved learning to fish and going to dances. She didn’t love seeing the adults falling down drinking and leaving the kids alone.“It was really hard witnessing all that because I thought that was normal,” she recalls. “And it was scary, too. It was something that just wasn’t talked about.”Doctolero says when she was about seven years old, one of her relatives locked her into a bedroom after a celebration and left the house.“I remember somebody climbing into the window and sexually abused me. And I don’t know who it was. And I tried talking about it to my family member, about what happened, and they didn’t want to believe that it happened.”So Doctolero shut down and didn’t talk to anyone. Her mother says she was too busy using substances to pay attention to her daughter.“I was too much into myself,” Coyle recalls. “I was Ashley’s mom by title, but in the home, we were just existing and not having a mother and daughter relationship.”Doctolero starting cutting herself because she says physical pain seemed minor. She began dressing in black and dying her hair, trying to repulse the people around her.“I figured that if I looked different I wouldn’t get abused again. I didn’t want to be attractive to anybody.”But she was abused again. By 11 she started drinking. A few years later she was admitted to the hospital for attempting suicide. Coyle says watching her daughter’s pain just led her to drink more. She felt guilty and responsible and couldn’t handle it.Nothing changed until Coyle’s health conditions forced her to become sober. She found faith in God and moved with her daughter to Anchorage.After Doctolero’s second suicide attempt, the mother and daughter finally started talking. Coyle was open with Doctolero about her own past and her sense of responsibility for her daughter’s experiences.“It wasn’t fair for her to suffer in those ways as a result of the decisions and the parenting style that I raised her in,” Coyle says, bluntly.“There needs to be a generation where it stops,” Doctolero says. “And I’m that generation. And hopefully when my kids grow up, they won’t have to live that life. They’ll know a healthy lifestyle. They’ll know healthy boundaries.”Doctolero says her relationship with her mother has changed completely. They support each other through sobriety and speaking out.“People are like ‘You know, you’re 18, how come you and your mom are at the hip?’ But what I tell them is, our lives haven’t been like that. It’s a huge blessing to have my mom by myself because there’s been so many times in our lives where we could have lost each other.”Doctolero says she doesn’t want her future kids to think that trauma is normal. From the strength she’s drawn from her relationship with her mother and from dancing and drumming, she’s trying to stop the normalization of abuse. She’s speaking out about the issue through cultural pageants hoping that this time, people will listen.last_img read more

Arctic Sea ice at second lowest level on record

first_imgArctic Sea ice retreated to its second lowest level on record this summer. Scientists announced today the ice likely reached its lowest extent on September 10th. The Arctic Ocean ended the summer season with 1.6 million square miles of ice, tying 2007 for the second lowest amount.Listen nowIce floes float in Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland above the Arctic circle on July 10, 2008. The seven lowest levels of sea ice cover have all been recorded in the last seven years. Photo by Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press.Mark Serreze is director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. He said sea ice extent has been on a downward trend since 1979:“But it looks like over the past decade the loss rate is starting to accelerate,” Serreze said. “It probably has to do with the fact that the ice cover is thinner now, so it doesn’t take as much energy to melt out big portions of it, so we do see to be in the fast lane, so to speak.”Serreze said the Arctic Ocean is headed for ice free summers sometime in the next few decades.There was so little Arctic sea ice at the end of the winter, scientists thought 2016 may beat the previous record low, set in 2012. But conditions over the Arctic Ocean this summer were generally cool and cloudy, limiting the rate of sea ice loss.The ice near Alaska in the Chukchi Sea is still holding up over an important walrus feeding area called Hanna Shoal. Anthony Fischbach is a walrus biologist with the United States Geological Survey.“The regional presence of sea ice here makes a big difference for Alaskans and the wildlife that we have that depends on it,” Fischbach said.Fischbach doesn’t expect walrus to haul out this year on shore in Northern Alaska in huge numbers like they have most years since 2007. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said there haven’t been any reports of a large haul out near Point Lay.last_img read more

BSE closes points 12259 up on Jan 29

first_imgBSE closes points 122.59 up on Jan 2916K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 122.59 up on Jan 2916K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 122.59 points up to stand at 29,681.77. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.05 points up to stand at 8,952.35. HDIL and ARVIND were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.73% and 8.93% along with PRESTIGE and JET AIRWAYS with an increase of 8.58% and 7.57% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ORIENT BANK and ALSTOM T&D INDIA LTD. with a decrease of 10.77% and 10.37% along with SPARC and GPPL with a decrease of 8.71% and 7.45% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 39.33 points at 20,248.96, while the banking sector is up 9.72 points at 23,448.80 and the reality sector is up 53.98 points at 1,772.81. The Indian currency is up 0.46% at Rs 61.69 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 122.59 points up to stand at 29,681.77. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 38.05 points up to stand at 8,952.35. HDIL and ARVIND were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.73% and 8.93% along with PRESTIGE and JET AIRWAYS with an increase of 8.58% and 7.57% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include ORIENT BANK and ALSTOM T&D INDIA LTD. with a decrease of 10.77% and 10.37% along with SPARC and GPPL with a decrease of 8.71% and 7.45% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 39.33 points at 20,248.96, while the banking sector is up 9.72 points at 23,448.80 and the reality sector is up 53.98 points at 1,772.81. The Indian currency is up 0.46% at Rs 61.69 per dollar.last_img read more

PreRegister for Harry Potter Game Hogwarts Mystery

first_img Toy Tuesday: The Best Animal ToysGrab Your Wand: ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Launches June 21 The wait is over: Google pre-registration for “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” is now open.Fans Witches and wizards can sign up online to be notified receive an owl-delivered letter when the game launches this spring.From Jam City and Portkey Games, “Hogwarts Mystery” takes players into the acclaimed institution to live and learn as a pupil. But don’t expect to see familiar faces among the student body.The story—officially sanctioned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment—is set prior to The Chosen One’s arrival at Hogwarts. Instead, players can write their own chapters, without being overshadowed by Harry Potter’s fame.You’ll master spells and magical skills (alohomora, lumos, rictusempra), attend classes (Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Potions) with your favorite professors (McGonagall, Sprout, Flitwick, Snape), and choose your friends and battle your enemies.In the meantime, though, check out the new “Hogwarts Mystery” trailer below for a closer look at the upcoming game, available “soon” on iOS, Android, and Amazon platforms.“We are grateful to the fans who have made ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ one of the most anticipated mobile games of 2018,” Jam City CEO Chris DeWolfe said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to… share a sneak peek at how this game will let fans create their own character and enter Hogwarts as a student for the first time.Launched in November, Portkey Games—named for the objects used to transport wizards from place to place—advertised a series of new mobile and console games, featuring modern and returning characters (Dumbledore, Hagrid, Bill Weasley), as well as unexplored locations and story elements.Harry & Co. are a popular backdrop for mobile gaming. Late last year, Niantic announced an AR game set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.“Harry Potter: Wizard Unite” promises to let players “learn spells, explore their real-world neighborhoods and cities to discover and fight legendary beasts, and team up with others to take down powerful enemies.”Exactly what that means—Can we turn real-world locations into Hogwarts houses? Will we swing our phone like a wand?—remains a mystery. Here’s to hoping Niantic pulls another “Pokemon Go” and enchants Potterheads all over again.The two titles, however, should prove different enough (one doesn’t require leaving the house!) to keep people engaged without too much overlap.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

After threats Beep replaces Beef in Kolkata food fest

first_imgKolkata: After receiving several threat messages on account of using the word ‘Beef’ in the name of an upcoming beef food festival in the city, the organisers have replaced it with the word ‘Beep’, which has helped in decreasing the negative responses, a spokesperson said on Thursday. The event management team of the ‘Kolkata Beef Festival’, scheduled on June 23 at a cafe in central Kolkata’s Sudder Street and being promoted on social media, received various threat messages because of naming beef in the title of the food festival, they claimed. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata In order to avoid unnecessary controversy, the name was changed to ‘Kolkata Beep Festival’. “Many right-wing pages and social media accounts have been sharing my name and number, after which we decided to change the name. Taking a college student’s suggestion we chose ‘Beep’ as the new word, and we are getting a good response,” one of the organisers, Arjun Kar, told IANS. “Supporters are actually furious over the fascist nature of the whole situation,” he added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “Read! Because apparently name ‘beef’ is bad too,” a Facebook user wrote. Kar strongly emphasised that the “event has nothing to do with politics or religion”. It is a food festival with focus on a wide arrangement of beef preparations ranging from tenderloin, back ribs and Bolognese pasta to burgers and steaks, he said. The menu consists of some pork dishes as well. “We have noticed that after the name change, the negative responses have decreased a lot. We are now looking forward to an eventful day of celebrating great cuisine,” he added.last_img read more

Get a sneak peak of timetraveling gay musical Closets

first_imgHow Closets came into beingI had made my first LGBTI feature films aged 20 to 27. I financed them mainly by credit cards with fingers crossed, and often met with mixed results.But when it came to Closets, I decided I wanted to make something more focused smaller and with a budget.My early LGBTI films were my training ground. I learnt so much from just going out there and making films without restrictions, guerilla style. It was fun to work with a similarly-minded crew, as well as my creative partner Neil Ely.The skills I developed making these films contributed to the success of Closets, helping it become an award-winner, and subsequent projects since.Lloyd Daniels co-stars in Closets – The Musical.I wanted to tell the kind of story I needed when I was growing upClosets was the fulfilment of another ambition – to create an LGBTI film aimed at younger audiences. Essentially, I wanted to tell a story that I would have wanted to see when I was growing up.With Love, Simon just released this month into mainstream cinemas, it’s evident that times are changing. Now LGBTI youth accessible films are finally being released. But back in 2015 most LGBTI films were certificate 15 and above, most leaning towards 18.So, when I started to create it, I thought about how I felt growing up in the closet as a teenager. In particular, what would have happened if I’d met someone going through the same thing? Would I have come out sooner? Would I have felt less alone?I then got to thinking about what it was like for different generations of lesbian, gay and bi kids. What if two different decades crossed paths?That’s when the sci-fi element emerged. I brought together two teenagers, Henry and Ben from different time zones together via a magical, time-travelling closet.The two boys at the end of the short come out to their parents. That gave us the opportunity to contrast the sequences from 1986 to 2016. We could show how attitudes have changed and still how far we have to go, in regards to people’s views on LGBTIs today.One of the hardest things about LGBTI filmmaking is finding funding. Producer Marilyn Davidson and I managed to raise the money independently, making sure everyone was paid and that we would have a great looking film.In the end, we made the short quite quickly. I wrote the film in January 2015 and by April, we had shot and edited it. We managed to attract a great cast including Julie Hesmondhalgh and Ceallach Spellman.Now schools across England and Wales show the filmI entered the film into lots of festivals and I was lucky enough to be the winner of the Best of British category and Youth Award in 2015 at the Iris Prize, a leading LGBTI short film festival.Since then, schools across England and Wales have shown the film so it is reaching young people, which was always my dream with the project.I then started thinking about how I could expand the project. As it happens, I’d been thinking about making a musical for some years. In fact, I already had 5 songs already written which fit into Closets: The Musical very neatly. So I then contacted my creative partner, Neil Ely, who is also an Iris Prize Best of British runner-up, and we decided to work together to adapt Closets into a stage musical. We already have plans to make it into a musical feature film next year.Henry and Ben time travel together through LGBTI historySam Retford and Lloyd Daniels in the recording studio together.We’ve expanded the musical’s plot to include LGBTI history throughout the decades. The two young boys, Henry and Ben, time travel in the closet together while they think about coming out to their parents.We’ve included events such as The Stonewall Riots of 1969 which we’ve researched and taken great care whilst writing, to ensure we get these moments right. There’s a lot of pressure when telling stories involving people’s history to get it right.The show has 12 original songs with lyrics by Neil Ely and myself. We have a fantastic composer Ashley MA Walsh who has had to deal with us screaming for pop music chords when writing the songs!We wanted to create a musical that has memorable catchy songs from across the decades. So we have influences from 1980s, like Madness and Madonna, to the 90s, Oasis, all the way up to Adele and more for the present day. It’s a time-travel musical in every sense of the word, the music time travels with the story.Neil and I have cast a talented group of actors to bring our story to life. They include Lloyd Daniels (X Factor, Joseph), Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten), Sam Retford (Ackley Bridge) and Kim Tatum (Cold Feet, EastEnders). Lloyd and Sam have been helping us workshop the piece prior to rehearsals and there is already a family feel to the production, which is brilliant.Why a musical?A lot of people have asked ‘why turn a successful short film into a musical?’Well, when I was growing up there wasn’t a musical about coming out and about the plight of LGBTI youth. So I’m putting one on now, telling a story I’m passionate about.I love sci-fi and musicals, so for me this is a bit of dream project. I also hope the piece will help young people struggling with coming out or being bullied, to let them know they are not alone and there is help and support in the community.We are having some schools and LGBTI youth groups come to watch the show. And the show is being recorded and shown at Home Cinema Manchester to 300 LGBTQ youth members as part of Rainbow Playground via The Proud Trust. Getting it in front of audiences like that  is really important to me, as I feel they will really engage with the piece.The musical also has themes that everyone will be able to relate to, we cover issues such as bullying, cyber bullying, coming out, coming of age in the 80s and present day, relationships with parents and LGBTI history.Over the two hour show, there are 12 songs and I think we genuinely have something in there for everyone’s tastes.To celebrate Digital Pride this week, we’re giving you a sneak peak. This is a first look at the song, Beyond the Universe. It’s a love ballad Henry and Ben sing to one another before returning to their time zones:[embedded content]Get tickets for Closets – The MusicalClosets – The Musical is at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, England from 14 to 23 August. Tickets are on sale now.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- We are all used to the idea of coming out of the closet. But in my new musical, Closets, two teens step into a closet to time-travel in LGBTI history.My original short film, Closets, is about two gay teenagers, one living in 1986 and the other in 2016. Both have the same bedroom and their wardrobe is a portal between the two periods, so they can meet. Love, Simon star Keiynan Lonsdale talks coming out on setSteve Grand on alcohol almost destroying him, ‘closet sobers’ in gay communityA third of LGBT teachers stay in the closetRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/get-a-sneak-peak-of-time-traveling-gay-musical-closets/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

Trumps Impact on Banks

first_imgTrump’s Impact on Banks Banks Financial Stocks Trump 2017-04-25 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News April 25, 2017 625 Views center_img Approaching Trump’s 100th day in office, we took a look at how Trump has handled the financial sector, including the mortgage and housing industry.The financial sector, including banks, saw a average earning growth of 16.4 percent, with revenue growing over 9 percent. Stocks fell 1.5 percent during the first three months, but have still remained high, after the rally following the election.”A lot of (the initial rally) was that we don’t have (Massachusetts Sen.) Elizabeth Warren whispering into the ear of the president and the secretary of the Treasury,” Richard Farley, head of law firm Kramer Levin’s leveraged finance group, told CNBC. “There was an embedded discount in the market because of the expectation of a Democratic presidency and Senate and an administration that wanted to stay in good stead with the extreme left of the Democratic Party.”As Trump begins to evaluate Dodd-Frank, the high stocks are remaining unmoved as banks face the future.“President Trump deserves tremendous praise for taking decisive action to protect taxpayers and our economy,” said Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling. He pledged to dismantle Dodd-Frank, and his actions today are another significant step towards ending the Dodd-Frank mistake that has given Washington bureaucrats more power to politically control our economy.In an additional move to impact the housing industry, effort to level the playing field for American lumber companies, President Trump recently placed a tariff on Canadian lumber. The administration argues that government subsidies for Canadian lumber are unfair. According to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Commerce Department determined a need to impose “countervailing duties of roughly one billion dollars” in response to the subsidies.Still, not all agree with the president’s recent moves, particularly those against Dodd-Frank.”After the 2008 financial crisis almost destroyed our economy, Wall Street reform put tools in place to protect working Americans from once again bailing out ‘too-big-to fail’ banks and financial institutions. Any actions to undermine these protections encourage Wall Street’s risky behavior and leave taxpayers and our economy exposed to another catastrophe,” Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in a statement. Sharelast_img read more

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