Showing posts from March, 2015

Nigeria's Pending Presidential Election: How They Work

How Nigeria's presidential election works Muhammadu BuhariGoodluck Jonathan Mr Jonathan is facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhari.The election is said to be the most closely fought since independence. President Goodluck Jonathan faces tough opposition from Muhammadu BuhariThe rise of Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-east has put security at the centre of their election campaigns, but the candidates are at odds over how to handle the insurgency in Africa's biggest oil producer. Boko Haram has recently pledged allegiance to Islamic State.Nigeria's presidential election, postponed until 28 March, promises to be a closely fought rematch between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
At a polling station outside Abuja, voter Jibrin said he would wait all day and night to cast his vote


York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! -  The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. In Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, Joshua Ellis, who was one of the theater's top press agents, gives an insider's view of the glamorous and sometimes maddening world of The Great White Way from a vantage point the public rarely sees. With his very personal, first-hand stories, we hear from Yul BrynnerCarol Channing,Stephen SondheimLena …

Jimi Hendrix Park Secures Developer, Eyes Fall Completion

Work on the "Little Wing" phase of the guitarist's hometown Seattle park set to begin in AprilJimi Hendrix circa 1968. A park dedicated to the guitarist in his native Seattle will begin construction in April. 
After four years of fundraising and planning, construction on the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle is set to begin in April. 
The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and the city of Seattle announced that development company ERRG, Inc. had won the bid to start work on the two-and-a-half acre stretch of land dedicated to the legendary guitarist in the city's Central District adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum, with a completion date penciled in for the fall.
While the Park Foundationbroke ground on the location last August, executing the Murase Associates' landscape design for the park stalled, but with ERRG now in place, work on phase one of the project – dubbed "Little Wing," for theAxis: Bold as Loveclassic – will finally kick off next month,Bi…