Odds & Ends: Alex Sharp & Francesca Faridany Reunite & More

first_img View Comments Kiki and Herb Are Back!After retiring their joint act in 2007, Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman, AKA the legendary Kiki and Herb, are returning to the Big Apple’s cabaret scene. Their new collaboration, Seeking Asylum!, will play at Joe’s Pub from April 21, 2016 to May 6. We look forward to welcoming the fictional—and thoroughly naughty— lounge singers back center stage!Judi Dench & Ian McKellen Team UpTurning our attention to a slightly less mischievous pair (but only just). Stage and screen legends Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen will host this year’s London Evening Standard Awards. The event is scheduled to take place on November 22 at the Old Vic theatre; the Awards shortlist will be announced in early November.Eva Noblezada & the Saigon Ladies ‘Let It Go’We know, we know, you’d only just managed to get that song and those frozen fractals out of your heads. However, this fun multi-lingual live performance of “Let it Go” from Eva Noblezada and the multi-talented ladies from the West End company of Miss Saigon is worth a watch. Promise. Check it out below. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Sharp & Faridany ReuniteTony winner Alex Sharp and Francesca Faridany have joined forces once again! The former stars of Broadway’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time are raising funds for Janet Mino, “a rock star special-ed teacher” they know in Newark, N.J. Mino’s dream is to create a center where young adults on the autism spectrum can continue their growth and education after high school. Check out the inspirational video Sharp and Faridany have made for the project below (and keep your eye out for some shoutouts from a few of your Broadway faves).last_img read more

Miami-Dade Mayor’s Protective Message: Assume Everyone Has Coronavirus

first_imgGimenez added the approach is similar to what Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has done with the state’s EOC.The mayor also emphasized that residents should be taking the proper measures, which include keeping social distancing, constantly washing hands and avoiding touching one’s face.“The 2.8 million residents that live in in Miami-Dade need to assume that everybody that they’re in contact with is infected,” he says. “If you do that, you’ll take measures that will protect yourself and will protect others. That’s the way we beat this virus.” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is currently in self-quarantine at his home due to the outbreak of coronavirus.Although a test he took last week came back negative, the mayor noted that sometimes symptoms can take longer to show up and out of an abundance of caution, he decided not to interact with others and to spreading the virus.On Saturday night, Gimenez tweeted that the Miami-Dade Emergency Management will begin operating at a Level II due to the ongoing concerns over the threat of COVID-19.“It’s an activation of our EOC (Emergency Operations Center),” Gimenez explained during an appearance on Miami television station WPLG. “That means it’s open 24 hours a day, so that if anything happens, we will have somebody there.”Sunday the @MiamiDadeEM will begin operating at a Level II as it monitors the health threat posed by COVID-19. I urge you to verify the sources of your information to avoid overreacting. I outline the next steps Miami-Dade County will take in this video: https://t.co/cD4EwmvDVu— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) March 15, 2020last_img read more