Broadway Theaters Will Dim Lights to Honor the Late Marian Seldes

first_img Seldes made her Great White Way debut in 1948 in Medea. She went on to appear in numerous Broadway productions before winning a Tony Award for A Delicate Balance in 1966. She was also nominated for Father’s Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon and Dinner at Eight. She entered the Guinness Book of World Records for Deathtrap, having not missed a single performance for the play’s 1,809 performances. She most recently appeared on Broadway in Deuce in 2007. In 2010, Seldes was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. “Marian Seldes’ name is synonymous with theater,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. “Her persona on the Broadway stage was as real as her genuine grace and kindness off stage. Her lovely elegance and iconic talent will be deeply missed by her family, friends and fans.” Broadway theaters will dim their lights on Wednesday, October 8 to pay tribute to Marian Seldes. The Tony winner and stage icon died on October 6 at the age of 86. Marquees will go dark for exactly one minute at 7:45 PM.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Home with amazing outlook going to auction

first_img3 Braemar Crescent, Castle HillA CASTLE Hill home with one of the best outlooks in Townsville will be sold under the hammer today.3 Braemer Crescent will be open for inspection at 10am before going to auction at 11am with the home’s stunning ocean views expected to draw buyers.The two-stoery double brick home has four bedroom, three bathrooms and a double garage positioned on a 961 sqm block. 3 Braemar Crescent, Castle HillMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Smith and Elliott principal Sally Elliott said 60 people had already come to view the home.“The outlook is extraordinary and it’s an extremely solid home because it was built and designed by Kevin Max who was one of Townsville’s leading architects and builders back in the day,” she said.“It’s a home that would suit most people and it does have a self contained granny flat which is very spacious that has its own entrance but it also has an internal staircase.“Nearly every room expect for two bathrooms has an outlook.“It has got a warm and welcoming feeling and it’s just in one of those positions that don’t often come along and it can’t be built in front of.” 3 Braemar Crescent, Castle HillThe auction follows Ms Elliott selling a nearby property at 30 Yarrawonga Drv, Castle Hill at auction in December for $1.56 million. The house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac and is north facing with a huge, 38 sqm patio that has ocean and island views.There is plenty to room for a pool and the house could also be easily extended. For more information call Ms Elliott on 0409 550 454.last_img read more

Leacock, Lowden win Over-35, Over-45 titles at GBTI tennis championships

first_imgLEYLAND Leacock and Godfrey Lowden fashioned similar victories as they took the titles in the Men’s Over-35 and Over-45 categories respectively in straight sets when the tournament continued over the weekend at the GBTI courts in Bel Air, Georgetown.Leacock’s win over his older opponent Andre Lopes was, however, a much closer affair as both players displayed grit in trying to outlast each other in lengthy rallies, instead of pushing for outright winners.The first set went to a tiebreak where Lopes committed several costly forehand errors which allowed Leacock to win 7-3..Leacock served consistently and though surprised by the occasional winner from Lopes was able to win the title in straight sets 7-6(7/3), 6-4.Both players are in line to capture two medals as they are competing in Doubles final as well.In the Men’s 45 final, Alexley Almeida’s streak of coming back from a set down was halted by Berbician Godfrey Lowden who completed a straight-sets win, but not without some drama at the end.In the first set Lowden, who likes a fast-paced game, steamrolled Almeida 6-1, as the latter tried unsuccessfully to match his opponent.In the second set, Almeida threatened to make it a 3-set affair yet again as he slowed the pace and took the set to a tie-break. Leading 8-7 with set point, he suffered a dubious call, lost his composure and the set eventually at 11-9. It was a deserving win for Lowden who has been a stalwart over the years and still has the game and fitness to take on all players.In the Boys’ 18 category, the expected showdown between top players Heimraj Resaul and Jordan Beaton did not materialise after Resaul had to forfeit due to an injury.Jordan who benefited from the walkover took full advantage of the opportunity of being in the final and completed a 6-2, 6-1 win to take home the title over Joshua Kalekyezi who was also debuting in the 18’s final.Kalekyezi, who is only 14 years old and stands over 6 feet, originally lived in Uganda and he is expected to be a top player in the junior ranks for years to come. His tennis has come on significantly over the last year as he is already challenging his older counterparts with his attractive and solid game.In the Girls’ 18, top seed Kalyca Fraser proved to be too good for Sarah Klautky whom she crushed in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Fraser is one of several promising junior players namely Klautky, Alana Chung, Nathalie Ramdyhan, Ciara Pooran and Afruica Gentle, who have all held their own in the tournament over the past two weeks. Fraser had wins over Sekai Jones and Alana Chung in the earlier rounds whilst Klautky took care of Margaret Subryan in the first round and edged Nathalie Ramdyhan in the semi-finals.In Men’s 35 Doubles action Andre Lopes/Sandeep Chand all but clinched the title with their third victory in the round-robin format, when they overcame the first-time pairing of veterans Godfrey Lowden/Ronald Murray 6-1, 6-3. Lopes/Chand played their best match of the tournament with consistent serving and strong net play and never allowed Lowden/Murray to gain any momentum.In other matches played Afruica Gentle/Christy Campbell booked a place in the Ladies’ Doubles final with a comfortable 6-1, 6-0 victory over Kalyca Fraser/Sarah Klautky and will face Shelly Ramdyhan/Fiona Bushell.last_img read more

Antonio Brown denies reports claiming he’d retire without old helmet

first_img Odell Beckham Jr. injury update: Browns wideout (hip) say’s he’ll be ready Week 1 That tone certainly makes the Raiders organization feel better than Brown’s “#paidinfull” post from earlier this week.Brown has reached a compromise with the NFL allowing him to use the helmet model he likes (the Schutt AiR Advantage) if he can find one made within the past 10 years. He sent out a cry for help on Twitter and seems to have a handful of options with the regular season approaching. Related News Antonio Brown looks comfortable running routes, and finishing with a dunk over the crossbar. pic.twitter.com/vTJdi1tlJw— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) August 15, 2019Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who admitted the team has gone through “a strange, strange couple weeks” with its new star wide receiver, said the helmet Brown wore before Thursday’s game against Arizona was legal and that he looks forward to getting Brown fully integrated with the team.”We weathered the storm. It’s great to see him out there with his teammates and he appears to be in great spirits and like he’s ready to get going,” Gruden said. “This Antonio Brown, I’m excited about him.”Though Brown was in uniform Thursday, he only participated in pregame routes. Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB could be ready for season opener, report says “I’m still trying helmets right now,” he said Thursday. “As long as they’re league-certified, those are the helmets I’m trying out, and I’m trying out what I have. A lot of great fans sent in a lot of great helmets.“I’m still working with the NFL to make sure everything’s legal. I’m just excited to move forward and be here with my teammates and achieve our shared goals and get everything we deserve.” Story of Kyler Murray’s second appearance was false starts? Everyone was shocked to hear Antonio Brown was willing to retire if he couldn’t wear his preferred helmet. And by saying “everyone” — that includes Brown, who denied the notion Thursday.“I’m like, ‘Where did you get that from?’ ” Brown told reporters after the Raiders’ 33-26 win over the Cardinals. “I never said that. … Who made that up? Why would I retire? I’ve got a beautiful career. I’m healthy. I love to play the game. Obviously, I inspire people with the way I play the game. I’m grateful to play, and I’m excited to put on this uniform.”last_img read more