View Comments Related Shows Set at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, Choir Boy tells the story of Pharus (Jeremy Pope), who wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman the musically infused drama also features Tony winner Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton, Nicholas L. Ashe, Kyle Beltran, Grantham Coleman and Wallace Smith. Penned by Nell Benjamin and directed by Marc Bruni, The Explorers Club is set in London in the late 1870s and tells the story of the prestigious Explorers Club in the midst of a dual crisis: Their acting coach wants to admit a female and their bartender is terrible. Despite the fact that said woman is brilliant, letting her in could change the British Empire forever, and how could such a decision be made without a decent drink? The production stars Tony nominees John McMartin and Jennifer Westfeldt as well as Lorenzo Pisoni, Brian Avers, Max Baker, Steven Boyer, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod and David Furr. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2013 The Explorers Club Manhattan Theatre Club is keeping a good thing going by extending both its summer plays, The Explorers Club and Choir Boy, by two weeks each. Both limited runs were initially slated to end on July 21, but will now continue through August 4.
Star Files Can’t choose between old-school Wilkinson and new-school Karimloo? Click below to hear their performances of “Bring Him Home” back to back! Les Miserables legend Colm Wilkinson is returning to the show that made him a star—but this time, he’s leaving the high A to Ramin Karimloo! Current Les Miz star Karimloo, who stars as Jean Valjean, confirmed on Twitter that for one night only Tony nominee Wilkinson will join the Toronto cast of Les Miserables as the Bishop. The performance on January 11, 2014 will benefit five charity organizations yet to be announced. Ramin Karimloo Wilkinson won’t have to do too much rehearsing for his stint as the Bishop—he also played the role in the 2012 film opposite Hugh Jackman. Wilkinson has played Jean Valjean in the West End, Toronto and on Broadway. Karimloo, who has led the Toronto production since September 22, will make his Broadway debut in the newest revival of Les Miz, beginning March 1, 2014, at the Imperial Theatre. View Comments
The Riding Stables are located in Building 20090, adjacent to the Silver Wings Golf Course, on Hatch Road. The Fort Rucker Riding Stables are one of the finest of its kind in the Army. The facility is surrounded by more that 10,000 acres of wooded trails. The facility has 36 duplex stalls each with Tack room and Paddocks, 82 stalls for transient and show horses and two community pastures. Programs offered by the Riding Stables include Youth Summer Camps, Riding Lessons, Pony Parties, Open Horse Shows and Horse Trials. For more information, please call 598-3384.
Georgia Department of Public Health2 Peachtree St. NW, 15th FloorAtlanta, GA 30303 404-657-2700http://dph.georgia.govThe state department of public health works to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Georgians. To that goal, the department provides services statewide by public health professionals to assure that water is safe, children have immunizations, restaurants are safe and birth certificates are correct — to name just a few.The department’s main office is in Atlanta. At the state level, the DPH functions through numerous divisions, sections, programs and offices. Locally, DPH funds and collaborates with Georgia’s 159 county health departments and 18 public health districts. Its website has information on health topics, services available and a listing of local health units by region.Local health units offer a variety of services, including communicable disease investigation and intervention, family planning, immunizations, STD counseling and testing, WIC and nutrition services, women’s health services and more. Services vary by location. A listing of local health units in Savannah and Hinesville follows. For a full list of local health units, their hours and their services, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/public-health-districts and click on any region in the Georgia map.Richmond County Health Department950 Laney-Walker Blvd.Augusta, GA 30901 706-721-5900http://ecphd.com/counties/richmond-county-health-departmentSouth Augusta Clinic2420 Windsor Spring RoadAugusta, GA 30906 706-790-0661Laney Walker Clinic950 Laney-Walker Blvd.Augusta, GA 30901 706-721-5900Fort Gordon (WIC Clinic Only)42nd Street, Building 40200Fort Gordon, GA 30905 706-791-1701Environmental Health Clinic1916 North Leg Road, Building KAugusta, GA 30909 706-667-4234TB Control Clinic950 Laney Walker Blvd.Augusta, GA 30901 706-721-5840Columbia County Health Department1930 William Few ParkwayGrovetown, GA 30813 706-868-3330www.columbiacountyga.gov/county/health-departmentThomson-McDuffie County Health Department307 Greenway St.Thomson, GA 30824 706-595-1740https://ecphd.com/counties/mcduffie-county-health-department/
MARINE CORPS SUPPORT FACILITYMARINE FORCES RESERVE2000 Opelousas Ave.New Orleans, LA 70114Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans contains the tenant commands of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North.MARINE FORCES RESERVEMarine Forces Reserve is ready to AUGMENT, REINFORCE AND SUPPORT and are always prepared for the fight tonight.The Marine Forces Reserve augments and reinforces active Marine forces in time of war, national emergency or contingency operations, provides personnel and operational tempo relief for the active forces in peacetime and provides service to the community. It remains an integral part of the Total Force Marine Corps and continues to maintain a high level of operational experience as it serves side-by-side with its active component counterparts. MARFORRES staff will be trained and educated to the highest levels, provide rapid response when called upon and be ever-ready to alleviate the intense personnel and operational tempo of active forces in peacetime.MARFORRES has four major subordinate commands:4th Marine Division prepares and provides capable ground combat element units as a sustainable and ready operational Reserve to augment and reinforce the active component with force for employment across the full range of military operations.4th Marine Aircraft Wing provides the immediate and sustained augmentation and reinforcement of the active component with an operational Reserve wing under a total force construct.4th Marine Logistics Group serves as the intermediate logistics provider to MARFORRES to field and provide ready augmentation and reinforcement capabilities to gaining forces, and support other missions as directed.Force Headquarters Group provides command and control of force-level Selected Marine Corps Reserve units and the Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity, in delegated support of Commander, MARFORRES’s mission to provide Reserve component units and individuals to augment and reinforce active forces for employment across the full spectrum of crises and global engagement.MARFORNORTHMarine Forces North executes antiterrorism program and force protection responsibilities, plans for the use of USMC Forces and advises on the proper employment of USMC Forces, and coordinates with and supports USMC Forces when attached to USNORTHCOM within USNORTHCOM’S area of responsibility in order to conduct homeland defense operations and provide defense support to civil authorities.MARINE FORCES RESERVE BANDSince Nov. 10, 1775, precision and adaptability have been the hallmarks of all Marine Corps units. The Marine Forces Reserve Band in New Orleans is no different. The band is dedicated to excellence and committed to providing America with a glimpse of the Marine Corps’ proficiency and versatility.Marine Forces Reserve Band was established Oct. 1, 1978. Under the operational control of the commanding general, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, the unit has an authorized strength of 50 active-duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans. The band supports all units of the 4th Marine Logistics Group, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, 4th Marine Division and Force Headquarters Group. Additionally, these Marines are often called upon to perform in support of Marine Corps Recruiting Command initiatives and community relations programs.The band is composed of a ceremonial and concert band, jazz combo, and brass and woodwind quintets. Each year, the musicians of the band travel throughout the United States entertaining more than 6 million people as they perform in more than 280 concerts, parades and ceremonies. The members of the band are basically trained riflemen, fulfill all annual Marine Corps physical and combat fitness requirements, participate in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and, when directed by the commanding general, serve as part of a security element in conflicts and exercises around the globe. There are several members of the current ensemble who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.The band is proud to be located in the historically and culturally significant city of New Orleans. It frequently performs in a variety of local events and, when they travel throughout the country, they take every opportunity to share the spirit of the Big Easy with its audiences.For additional information on the Marine Forces Reserve Band or to request the band, visit www.marforres.marines.mil/band or www.facebook.com/mfrband or call 504-697-7845.
The Auto Craft Shop, at 5669 Lee Road, is a perfect place for do-it-yourself repairs on your vehicle. There are 24 work bays for common repairs, tuneups, oil changes, body repairs and painting. For more information, phone 803-751-5755.Special features include:• Safe, clean work areas.• An excellent variety of tools.• Informative shop manuals.• Car wash facilities.• Knowledgeable staff ready to assist you if needed.The Auto Craft Shop also offers full, personalized auto-detailing Thursday through Sunday at reasonable prices.
The Bilenky mixte was part of the Horton collection of bikes floating around in different builders’ booths. The paint on this one was quite detailed, but so was the frame and its accoutrements. At the top of the headtube, the letters BCW (Bilenky Cycle Works) are cut into the lug with red paint in the relief. Right above that, check out the custom brake cable hanger that’s chromed and welded onto the headset spacer.Note: The Rohloff hub was customized by Phil Wood. Art deco style paint scheme, custom components, custom Brooks saddle, custom bags, vintage chainguard. Custom fabricated lugs made by Bob at Bilenky, went thru 72 jeweler awl blades cutting out the windows in the lugs over two weeks. Custom segmented stem. Every part of the bike was over thought, everything is customized in some way and made into a cohesive package. Total price would probably be around $20,000 or more because of all the vintage parts and custom fabrication from so many different vendors. Just ’cause they’re perfectionists doesn’t mean they can’t have fun. SPD stirrups anyone? Not only was the chainguard intricately designed, but it mounted directly into the frame via custom placed bottle cage mounts.Here’s how to deck out your own bike to match it.They also make some sweet cyclocross bikes!When I first looked at this Dinucci bike, I thought, OK, it’s nice, then found myself more attracted to their other ones (below). After talking with Dale Brown of Cycles de Oro and Classic Rendezvous (who was also a judge at this year’s show), he started pointing out why this bike ended up winning an award. The cuts, shapes, welds and details of every lug, joint, tube and connection are damn near flawless. Honestly, the level of perfection in the details on this bike is likely lost on most people, it certainly was for me, but it just proves that it’s as much an art as it is a science to build bikes. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it back to take more closeup pics to illustrate my point here…next year. Included in this post are two of the show’s winners, Bilenky’s mixte above and Dinucci’s bike. Thrown in the mix are a few other bikes from both of them and a road, cyclocross and commuter bike from Six Eleven. All are gorgeous with a lot of nice details that take a second or third glance to fully appreciate. Jump on in and check ’em out… Six Eleven’s singlespeed commuter bike had a Gates CenterTrack belt drive and throwback leather saddle, grips and to straps. Most of the silver components are polished, contrasting with the raw look of the lugs. Check out the grenade pin-like release for the pannier bag.
PRESS RELEASE: SIGMA USA is proud to announce a contest where one lucky rider can win an all expense paid trip to Germany and entrance into the Tour TransAlp. The Tour TransAlp is one of the toughest and most grueling bike races for amateur riders; 7 stages and approximately 20,000 vertical meters of climbing. If you have what it takes to participate, let us know why you should win the coveted spot on team US SIGMA ROX.Please submit a photo that shows why you deserve the trip and spot on team US SIGMA ROX. If you are physically fit and ready for the adventure of a lifetime, submit your photo for consideration. If a picture is worth a thousand words, make sure yours tells a great story! We look forward to your entry.Visit www.sigma-transalp.com to submit your photo. Entry deadline is March 15th, 2010.Want to provide even more information about yourself, visit us on Facebook and tell us why you deserve to win the trip to participate in the Tour TransAlp. (Photo submission is still required at www.sigma-transalp.com)The Tour TransAlp takes place from June 27th-July 3rd, 2010. Check out http://www.tourtransalp.de/englisch/ for additional race information.
On the bottom half, Gore was displaying their new Xenon Bibs which feature a new Cytec Chamois. The chamois uses 3 different densities of foam and claims to dissipate road vibration force with horizontally reducing deflection and counteracting foam. Basically improved foam technology results in a more comfortable ride.Elsewhere on the bib you find laser cut webbing shoulder straps for less pinch and pull, a stretch mesh panel on the front for breathability, coldblack fabric, and an improved stretch hem on the legs to grip without being uncomfortable. Xenon is specifically geared towards race oriented riders who are putting in 5h+ rides in varying conditions. Many road jerseys present you with a choice for long rides: load the pockets of your jersey up until they sag like 10 year old spandex, or be forced to run a saddle bag (gasp!). A few jersey manufacturers have looked at ways of improving the support of the rear pockets of a jersey, but few seem to rethink the pocket system like Gore’s new Oxygen SO jersey.See how Gore plans to manage your junk in the trunk after the break. The key to the Oxygen SO’s load supporting nature is essentially a harness system built into the jersey. Most of the white sections of the new jersey are interconnected, providing the necessary lift for all your gear on a 4h+ ride. Making the jersey even more appealing is the addition of a stretchable Windstopper soft shell in key areas for a jersey that is great for warm weather, but also for cooler and variable conditions that you find late in the season.
Having transitioned ownership and staff this year, Cysco Cycles will be coming to NAHBS this year with a fresh face. Look forward to compelling titanium builds with lovely masking work. New owner, Clay Ellison, talks new projects after the jump. BIKERUMOR: What are your main building materials?Clay: Cysco Cycles’ main building material is titaniumBIKERUMOR: What’s new with your company since NAHBS last year?Clay: New owner with fresh employees with over 60 years combined building experience.BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds in that time?Clay: We’re building a full custom cross bike for a retired army sergeant first class that’s done over 10 tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan. He’ s received two purple hearts and a bronze star. Due to his combat injuries we had to really change some of the geometry around on his bike to facilitate his rehabilitation process. He will be using the bike for Ride to Recovery rides and competing in the millennium races.BIKERUMOR: What were some of your newer inspirations for recent bikes?Clay: The most inspiration we have had has come from army client that retired from the military. Learning new ways to adapt to building bikes and different geometry for riders that do suffer from combat injuries.BIKERUMOR: What are you building this year that’ll draw a crowd?Clay: Hopefully the cross bike that will be themed after his tour of duty.BIKERUMOR:If you had to build a bike for a Kentucky Derby style race (think short, all out effort on deep, loose dirt), what would you build and why?Clay: I would build a titanium frame that’s is light and stiff. 1×10 gearing, cross style setup.BIKERUMOR: Bourbon or beer?Clay: BeerCyscoCycles.com