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Chris Myers on Retail Hell & Being Behind Bars in Whorl Inside a Loop

first_img View Comments Age: 27Hometown: New York CityCurrent Role: Playing convicted felon Jeffrey, who is more vulnerable and shy than his fellow inmates, as well as a lisping female minister, a five-year-old boy and a certain crisply coiffed presidential candidate in Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott’s prison-set drama Whorl Inside a Loop.Stage Cred: Myers won an Obie Award for his performance in last season’s An Octoroon. His other off-Broadway credits include Brownsville Song, Little Children Dream of God and more.“I grew up on the Upper West Side and still live there. I was an only child with a single mom. There was a lot of empty space in my life for my imagination to keep me occupied.”“I observed an acting class doing King Lear. The guy playing King Lear was absent, so the teacher turned to me and said, ‘You’re not just going to watch—you’re going to get up here.’ That was my introduction to acting; I was nine.”“My first job was at Pinkberry in SoHo. The customers were a lot of fashion people. It was not for me. Then I worked at Converse, where the shoppers were a lot of Europeans on vacation. I couldn’t take it.”“I was supporting myself as a DJ for a while after Juilliard. Working as an actor started to conflict with that—you can’t be in the club until four when you have an audition the next morning. I am now supporting myself solely as an actor; it’s been an adjustment.”“An Octoroon came out of nowhere for me, but it was such an important experience. It was jarring and mind-blowingly weird, but I knew I could put my heart into it. I was expecting protests outside the theater, not unanimous critical appraisal.”“I’ve been privileged to work on some pieces that have social implications and Whorl Inside a Loop fits that pattern. I’ve taught in prisons and marched for prison reform; the themes the play is dealing with are really important to me.” Related Shows Whorl Inside a Loop Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015last_img read more

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Trail Mix – Paul Cauthen On Tour With Elle King – Win Tickets!

first_imgVery rare is it to feature an artist on Trail Mix one month and then revisit him or her the next.Trail Mix isn’t afraid to break tradition when given the opportunity, though, and with Paul Cauthen, the featured artist from last month’s mix, I was given an offer that I just couldn’t turn down.Cauthen, a Texas troubadour blessed with a rumbling baritone voice and distinct knack for penning great songs, flirted with success with Sons of Fathers, the band he founded in 2011. Despite gathering praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, and even opening for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Cauthen walked away from the band, knowing it wasn’t in the cards for him to continue down that route.Going solo lead to the release of My Gospel, from which we featured “Hanging Out On The Line” on last month’s Trail Mix, and his arrival as a rising star in the world of alt-country.Cauthen has caught the ear of some impressive fellow musicians. He will soon join country artist Cody Jinks on tour and is currently on the road in support of pop radio diva Elle King. Their tour will be coming to The Ritz in Raleigh, NC, on Monday, November 14th.Trail Mix wants to offer you the chance to catch the show and grab a signed copy of My Gospel and a meet and greet with Paul Cauthen. If you are interested, take a shot at the trivia question below and email your answers to [email protected]  A winner of two passes, the signed record, and a meet and greet with Paul will be chosen from all correct answers received by noon on Friday, November 11th.Remember – email your answers in. Don’t post them in the comment section below!Question . . . . Elle King is the daughter of what famed former Saturday Night Live star?Good luck!last_img read more

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Digicel hosts its 2011 annual Christmas party in Dubique

first_imgLocalNews Digicel hosts its 2011 annual Christmas party in Dubique by: – December 21, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 15 Views   no discussions Roseau, Dominica: The management and staff of the Bigger, Better Network Digicel brings Christmas cheer to the village of Dubique today Wednesday 21st December, 2011.In this season of giving and sharing Digicel this year has selected the community of Dubique to hosts its annual Christmas kids’ party. The event will take place at the Dubique Community Centre from 2:30pm today with over forty children who will all receive a special gifts from Santa Claus.The kids will be embraced by the Digicel team and the children of employees of Digicel with a delightful feast and harmonious caroling. Digicel, as accustom will raise the bar with its innovation to engage the kids with games, competitions, music and to climax the event a special Christmas movie will be enjoyed by all. Digicel’s CEO Richard Stanton said, “Dominica’s Bigger, Better Network is excited to host its annual Christmas party for the second time in Dubique. This is a community that touched the hearts of the family and friends of Digicel and we are very pleased to celebrate with the kids as they sing along Christmas carols with our staff and open their gifts with smiles”.Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

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Liverpool, C-NS runners star at Manhattan Invitational

first_imgOnce more, cross country runners from Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse went up against elite fields when they traveled to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for last Saturday’s Manhattan Invitational.Each of the Liverpool teams was in the main event, the Eastern States Championships, with Jenna Schulz  leading the girls to a third-place finish and the boys Warriors picking up a solid eighth-place finish.Schulz found herself among several local runners – in fact, of the top 11 in the girls Eastern States race, seven were from Section III. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Among them, Schulz got sixth place in exactly 14 minutes, 19 seconds, the winning time of 13:33.2 posted by North Rockland star Katelyn Tuohy as Fayetteville-Manlius’ Claire Walters (13:45.9) and Tully’s Brooke Rauber (13:52.1).Team-wise, Liverpool, with 165 points, trailed only F-M (64 points) and Bolles, from Jacksonville, Florida, who had 122 points.Behind Schulz, Sydney Carlson gained 22nd place in 15:28.1, while Gabby McCarthy was 37th in 16:03.9. Eighth-grader Addyson Graham got 48th place in 16:15.3 as Eva Woodworth (16:19.4) was 52nd. Kara Nash (16:50.0) and Kaleigh Buck (17:12.2) also ran well. In the boys Eastern States race, Liverpool was 12th out of 20 teams with 365 points, this despite a pair of top-25 individual efforts from Carter Rodriguez, who was 17th in 12:54.4, and Jake McGowan, who was 24th in 13:08.1.Every other Warriors runner finished outside the top 100, Ryan Hagan doing the best of them as he posted 14:07.6, seven spots ahead of Charlie Praschunus (14:12.0), with Ethan Glashauser (14:20.9) beating out Ryan Fennelly (14:25.2) and Miguel Gonzalez posting 15:14.7.Meanwhile, C-NS was victorious in the girls Varsity C race, earning 43 points, well clear of the 72 points from runner-up Walter Johnson (Maryland) as Baldwinsville finished sixth.Leading the way, Kate Putman needed a time of 14:51.5 to finish second behind Walter Johnson’s Jenna Goldberg (14:31.0), while Marissa Navarra made her way to sixth place in 15:51.1.Allison Newton got ninth place in 16:02.8 as Hannah Reichard was 12th in 16:10.2 and Gabby Putman was 14th in 16:13.8. Morgan Kingdeski had a 17th-place clocking of 16:28.6 and Abbee Norris (17:03.0) was 32nd.The C-NS boys had to settle for an eighth-place finish in the 26-team Varsity C race, paced by Matt LeClair, who made his way to 24th place in a clocking of 13:42.8.R.J. Davis finished 48th in 13:58 flat, with Josh Koeppe 54th in 14:07.1 and Evan Romano needing 14:12.6 to grab 60th place. Zach Bergman, in a time of 14:24.9, was ahead of Jacob Schmid (14:44.9) and Evan Breitbeck (14:52.4).C-NS and Liverpool both sends runners to this Wednesday’s Salt City Athletic Conference championships at Baldwinsville. Tags: C-NScross countryliverpoollast_img read more