Swedish band Ghost will bring their theatrical brand of satanic pop metal back to North America this fall when the group embarks on a lengthy tour in support of their new album, Prequelle.While Ghost has historically been led by frontman Papa Emeritus, the upcoming tour will mark the band’s first outing with a “new” singer named Cardinal Copia. In reality, both Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia are alter egos of longtime frontman Tobias Forge, who leads the band through their choreographed “rituals” of accessible-yet-sacrilegious heavy metal.Ghost will kick off their North American outing—which they have dubbed A Pale Tour Named Death—on October 26th with a show at Tulsa, OK’s Cox Business Center Ballroom. The group will then swing through much of the United States and parts of Canada before wrapping up their run with a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 15th. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on June 15th, though a fan pre-sale will take place on June 12th.Ghost’s fourth album, Prequelle, was released on June 1st. If you aren’t familiar with the madness that is Ghost, check out the video below for an idea of what you can expect at one of their shows.Ghost – “Year Zero” Ghost Fall Tour Dates:October 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center BallroomOctober 29 – Louisville, KY – Palace TheatreOctober 30 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat TheatreNovember 01 – Chicago, IL – Aragon BallroomNovember 02 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – TheatreNovember 03 – Madison, WI – The SylveeNovember 04 – Ames, IA – Stephens AuditoriumNovember 06 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum TheaterNovember 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva AuditoriumNovember 09 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez TheatreNovember 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreNovember 12 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels TheatreNovember 13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center TheaterNovember 15 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic CenterNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The ForumNovember 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The JointNovember 19 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts CenterNovember 20 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert HallNovember 21 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum TheatreNovember 23 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney TheaterNovember 24 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason TheaterNovember 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd HallNovember 27 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts CenterNovember 29 – Mobile, AL – Saenger TheatreNovember 30 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy TheatreDecember 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida TheatreDecember 02 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens AuditoriumDecember 04 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy CenterDecember 05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 07 – Laval, QC – Place BellDecember 08 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsDecember 10 – Baltimore, MD – The HippodromeDecember 11 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower TheaterDecember 13 – Albany, NY – Palace TheatreDecember 14 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreDecember 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays CenterView All Tour Dates
Stop! In the name of Diana Ross! Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, returned on November 18 with a behind-the-scenes look at the new national tour of Motown The Musical. Correspondent Amber Milt goes backstage to learn just what goes into a “Supreme” transformation at Motown, with insights from the cast and crew about beaded dresses, wigs and how they balance their lives on stage and at home. Wouldn’t you love to know the story behind all the classics you love by The Supremes, The Jackson 5 and more of the Motown family? Click play! View Comments Broadway Balances America
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Playwright Lyle Kessler’s dark drama, “Orphans,” which has broken box office records around the world, opened at Huntington’s Conklin Barn to a sold-out house on Aug. 20.Directed with finesse by Jim Bonney, the play explores the primal fear of abandonment and its power over our behavior. Two brothers, Treat (Aaron Dalla Villa) and Phillip (Jay William Thomas), have been dealt a cruel blow by fate. Orphaned as young children by their father’s desertion and the death of their mother, they live hand-to-mouth in a rundown North Philly row house.Older brother Treat, interpreting the role of a father, supports the pair through petty thievery. To ward off any further abandonment, Treat has instilled Phillip with an intense fear of going outside and limits his access to any kind of knowledge that might empower him. A shut-in who spends most of his time watching The Price is Right, Phillip’s world has eclipsed into a few tiny rooms yet he harbors secrets that would make Treat angry. Hidden under the sofa are books and a painful remnant from the past—one of his mother’s shoes.The dynamics unexpectedly shift when Treat brings home Harold (Sean King), an inebriated businessman. Although Treat ties Harold up when he goes out to gather information about his ‘kidnap’ victim, Harold easily eludes these restraints and begins to assume the upper hand, both physically and psychologically.It turns out that Harold himself grew up in a Chicago orphanage. A man with a shady past whose enemies have followed him to Philly, the idea of hiding out while taking these two young men under his wing appeals to him. Harold wants to give these new age “dead end kids” the father figure he never had. Despite his best intentions, will it be easy to usurp the paternal role from Treat?Harold patiently encourages Phillip to slowly abandon his timeworn routines, delight in new discoveries and venture out into the world. At the same time, he is training Treat to be his emissary in a world in which he no longer feels safe. Treat has never known trust and does not do well when it comes to following rules and handling responsibility. When he feels that this interloper is trespassing on his relationship with his brother, a power struggle ensues.Audiences will find that the role of Harold, who has unexpectedly found his calling, provides King with the perfect vehicle for doing what he does best: turning the tables to his advantage and waxing nostalgic. His touching soliloquy about his days as an orphan paperboy in Chicago paints an eloquent picture which brings the audience to that windy night that cost his friend his life. It’s a stand-out.Dalla Villa shines as Treat, the older brother who has been jaded by life, having borne the weight of protector and breadwinner for far too long. Beneath the easy charm and cocky confidence of a streetwise con artist is a seething anger that threatens to boil over at any minute. And erupt it does. Dalla Villa deftly juggles these disparate emotions while maintaining the intensity that the role calls for throughout his performance.Thomas excels as the otherworldly Phillip, the wide-eyed innocent man-child who delights in Harold’s simple gift of a map of North Philadelphia and views the nightly illumination of the streetlamps as miraculous. He envisions beauty in simple things that Treat can no longer see. Phillip personifies hope.The ending wields an unexpected blow. What audiences come away with is that none of us are so different from these orphans. Love or any form of emotional attachment is inevitably coupled with risk and the pain of loss. What makes Bonney and King’s production of ‘Orphans’ so extraordinarily moving is that it touches those vulnerable places in the heart that reside in all of us.The Conklin Barn is located at 2 High Street off New York Ave. in Huntington. The show runs through Sept. 5. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com. On Sept. 4, theatergoers can meet the playwright, Lyle Kessler, who will engage in a Q&A session after the performance.
The Wage Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recently raised the dollar-amount salary thresholds required for “white collar exemptions” to the overtime requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The exemptions apply to administrative, professional, and executive personnel. The Kaufman & Canoles credit union team has been carefully following the changes.What Does the new Rule do?The rule is effective December 1, 2016, and implements two critical changes to the “white collar” exemptions from overtime.First, the minimum weekly salary required to be paid to an employee to qualify for an exemption has been raised to $913 per week, which works out to $47,476 for a full year. Workers who are paid less than $913 per week are not eligible for exemptions from overtime, no matter what their duties are. To claim an administrative, professional or executive exemption, the worker must meet the duties test and the new weekly salary test.Second, the minimum compensation required to qualify as a highly compensated employee has been increased to $132,004 annually. A highly-compensated employee is an exempt employee so long as the employee meets a shorter, more minimalist “duties test.” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
That has him grinning after every workout.”I feel great, I feel fantastic, I feel sharp, I’ve done all the work,” insists Parker, who is seeking his second straight win. “I’m excited to put on a good performance, and I’m excited for the future and what it brings.”He should be. And Parker has given Ruiz his due credit, but the fact remains that he delivered the only blemish on the newly minted champ’s record, and one that sparked his own title reign. After edging Ruiz on the scorecards, Parker produced back-to-back title defenses against Razvan Cojanu and Hughie Fury before losing the WBO strap to Joshua by unanimous decision in March 2018.About four months later, Parker suffered another unanimous decision loss, this time to Dillian Whyte. The scintillating fight had Whyte knocking Parker down in the second and ninth rounds, only for the Samoan to return the favor in the 12th but still come up short on the scorecards.If Parker can’t immediately secure a shot against the winner of Ruiz-Joshua 2, he would be up for facing Whyte and attempting to avenge his only other loss. Whyte and Joshua being part of Matchroom Boxing factored into Parker signing with Eddie Hearn’s promotional [email protected], Matchroom’s newest signee, will be facing Alex Leapai this weekend.Parker is the one man who defeated newly-crowned unified world heavyweight champ Andy Ruiz Jr. 👀 pic.twitter.com/CKBXw0LSWP— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) June 26, 2019″I looked at it and I thought they were the best in my eyes,” Parker says of Matchroom. “They’re open market to the U.S. and the U.K., and they got a big stable of fighters who I want to fight. I want to fight Dillian Whyte again. I want to fight Anthony Joshua again.”He might land his chance to do both in due time. After all, what seemed like a three-headed monster of Joshua, Wilder and Fury in the heavyweight division has opened up to include Parker and Whyte, according to Parker. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4b/1/joseph-parker_r4gwe0cqwjph141lvzcflvwhk.jpg?t=-1725712397&w=500&quality=80 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Joseph Parker wipes sweat off his brow with his hand wraps under the unforgiving sun, ending his public workout with a devilish grin.The former world heavyweight champion feels reinvigorated these days, and for good reason. After recently announcing he had signed a three-fight promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA, Parker — and the global sweet science community — watched Andy Ruiz Jr. pull off a stunning upset of Anthony Joshua earlier this month to become the first Mexican in boxing history to become world heavyweight champion. Ruiz’s victory thrust Parker back into the forefront of the heavyweight picture, or at least that’s what the 27-year-old New Zealander believes. He is the only man to have handed the new unified champion a loss and also the only fighter to have taken Joshua the distance. The combination of both facts has Parker believing he can challenge the winner of the impending Ruiz-Joshua rematch for a chance to reign as heavyweight champion once again.RUIZ vs. JOSHUA: The timeline that led to the stunning upset”I’m in a great position, you know?” Parker tells Sporting News in downtown Providence, days away from facing Alex Leapai (32-7-4, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center as the co-main event to Demetrius Andrade vs. Maciej Sulecki. “I beat Andy Ruiz, Ruiz beat Joshua, now they’re having a rematch … The whole division has opened up. We got big names like (Tyson) Fury, (Deontay) Wilder, so I look forward to being amongst the top heavyweights in the world. I want to be the top at some stage.”I want to be champ of the world again, or unified champ of the world, so I’m working as hard as I can to get there.”In December 2016, Parker (25-2, 19 KOs) became world heavyweight champion by scoring a majority decision over Ruiz to capture the then-vacant WBO title. It stands as the lone loss on Ruiz’s 33-1 (22 KOs) pro ledger, although the “Destroyer” and many boxing pundits alike believe he did enough to have his hand raised after that fight.To that notion, Parker has a resolution — a rematch.”I’ll fight him anytime, anywhere, any place,” Parker says. “If he wants to fight here in America, I’ll fight him here. If he wants to fight in Mexico, I’ll fight in Mexico. I beat him the first fight, I’ll beat him again if we ever fight.”Unlike much of the boxing world, Parker was not shocked when Ruiz defeated Joshua. He was just surprised by the manner in which the Mexican went about doing it — four knockdowns en route to a seventh-round TKO.”I knew that he had the ability to win, but I didn’t know he’d win like that,” Parker says. “But it just shows how determined and motivated he was going into the fight. He told everyone he was going to win. He was able to do what he said he was going to do.”(Joshua) was at the top for so long, but it just shows that anything can happen in boxing. I think he’s a great champion. I think he’ll come back stronger and better. But it was just one of those days where it wasn’t his day. It was Andy Ruiz’s day. You got to give Andy Ruiz credit.”Join DAZN to watch 100-plus fight nights a year