Neil Patrick Harris, Derek DelGaudio & Helder Guimaraes Preview Their Magical Magic Show Nothing to Hide

first_img Neil Patrick Harris Abracadabra! Alakazam! Presto! If the countdown to Halloween has put you in the mood for a magical extravaganza unlike anything you’ve seen before then you’ll want to head to the Pershing Square Signature Center to catch the off-Broadway engagement of Nothing to Hide. Performed by award-winning magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes and directed by Neil Patrick Harris, Nothing to Hide takes audience members on an imaginary journey through a series of vignettes brought to life solely from the words and hands of two masterful magicians. Check out our Hot Shot of Harris, DelGaudio and Guimaraes, who came together to meet the press and preview their one-of-a-kind show at the Signature Center’s Linney Theatre on October 21. (Hey, how did decks of cards get into those bottles behind NPH and his cast?) Waste no time getting your tickets to the magical and mysterious Nothing to Hide, which will play a limited engagement at the off-Broadway theater from October 23 to December 8. Related Shows Star Files Nothing to Hide Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 8, 2013 View Commentslast_img read more

Buying Versus Renting

first_imgThe decision to buy or rent is the most important step in your relocation process. Purchasing a home entails a long-term financial and emotional commitment with various pluses and minuses attached. Advantages include the possibility of building equity and the freedom to design and decorate your property or landscape. And don’t forget the tax benefits. Disadvantages include upkeep, property taxes and fluctuating property value.Renting, on the other hand, makes moving easier and someone else maintains the property. Amenities such as laundry rooms, exercise rooms, swimming pools and tennis courts vary from one rental complex to another. The main disadvantage is loss of control over the residence. Some complexes, for example, restrict or prohibit pets and personal touches such as painting. And the landlord or property managers can also raise the rent with proper notice.Before determining your best option, account for all of your needs, review your financial situation and research your options thoroughly.last_img read more

21 Of the Best Naval Station Newport Things to Do (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to Naval Station Newport! As you get settled into your new home, you’re probably looking for some ideas of things to do in the area. You’re in luck! The installation is just a short drive from major cities like Newport, Providence, and Jamestown in Rhode Island, and is just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. This beautiful area has so much to offer visitors and those lucky enough to call it home. The area is known for great seafood (stuffed quahogs and New England clam chowder, anyone?), its scenic shores, and is a destination for sailing, surfing, and fishing. Here is a list of 21 of the best things to do while living on or near Naval Station Newport.Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to what you go:(1-2) Marinas and Waterways(3) Parks(4) Golfing(5-7) Gyms(8) Bowling(9-17) Nearby Attractions(18-20) Museums(21) Winery ToursSuggested Read: Naval Station Newport: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each place’s current hours and situation.21 Of the Best Naval Station Newport Things to DoNaval Station Newport MarinaNewport1. Coasters Harbor Island Marina1397 Perry RoadNewport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-3283Coasters Harbor Island Marina offers sailing and powerboating classes to authorized patrons, ages 18 and up. Berthing is available, as well as a boat launching ramp for towed boats. Sailboats, powerboats, kayaks, and paddleboards may be rented. The marina is open from May through October.2. Bishop’s RockCapodanno Drive/Barschow StreetNewport, RI 02871Phone: 1 (401) 841-6628Enjoy this beautiful area on the water at Coasters Harbor. Spend some time admiring the landscape (and taking pictures to show off on your social media) or pack a picnic lunch and take in the scenery while you eat. Open from Memorial Day weekend through September and reservations are required.Newport Parks3. Carr Point RV Park1109 Cushing RoadNewport, RI 02840Phone: 1 (401) 841-7355Enjoy a getaway close to home at the Carr Point RV Park. The pet-friendly site has full hook-up sites, a dump station, and vacation rentals for those who don’t want to rough it. The park is open from Memorial Day through October. Reservations are required.Golf Courses4. Rhode Island Golf CoursesRhode Island and the Newport area specifically have plenty of courses available for the avid (or even beginner) golfer, from a quick nine holes to a full 18. The area just outside Naval Station Newport offers diverse options with unique holes and water challenges. Visit the Navy MWR listing for all Navy courses nearby.Naval Station Newport GymNewport5. John H. Chafee Fitness Center1109 Taylor Dr.Newport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-2512The Fitness Center provides services, programs and state-of-the-art equipment to enhance and encourage your continuing commitment to health and physical fitness. Whether you want to stay in regulation fitness standards or just getting healthy, this is the place for you. Call for more information and for hours.6. John H. Chafee Pool1109 Taylor Dr.Newport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-6628The John H. Chafee Pool is the perfect place to swim laps and train in the water. The Olympic-sized pool is open for active duty personnel with some exceptions. Call for more information and hours.7. Har-Tru Tennis CourtsPerry Road (near Gate One)Newport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-2512The four Har-Tru tennis courts, located near Gate One, are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise reserved from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.Naval Station Newport Bowling AlleyNewport8. Seaview Lanes Bowling Center656 Whipple St.Newport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-4293If you are looking for the best bowling competitions, or just have a nice time with your family or friends in Rhode Island, this bowling center is a good choice that will not fail you. Host your next event at Seaview Lanes and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat while you’re there.Nearby AttractionsNewport9. Fort Adams State Park80 Fort Adams DriveNewport, RI 02840Phone: 1 (401) 847-2400What is now Fort Adams State Park once served as a U.S. Army and naval base for over a century before becoming part of Rhode Island state. Now, the park is a great location for activities such as fishing, sailing or a tranquil picnic. It is located at the mouth of Newport Harbor and offers an incredible view of Narragansett Bay.Providence10. Roger Williams Park Zoo1000 Elmwood Ave.Providence, RI 02907Phone: 1 (401) 785-3510The Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rhode Island. The zoo, which can easily keep you entertained for a full day, has more than 100 species from around the globe. The Roger Williams Park is also home to a museum of natural history and the largest indoor botanical garden in New England.11. Providence Performing Arts Center220 Weybosset St.Providence, RI 02903Phone: 1 (401) 421-2787A multi-use theater that opened in 1928, the Providence Performing Arts Center is a popular venue for tourists and locals to enjoy musicals, theater, and concerts as well as free, local events. The venue’s popularity has grown in recent years and it has been chosen to host the opening of a number of national tours.Riverside12. Crescent Park Looff Carousel700 Bullocks Point DriveRiverside, RI 02915Phone: 1 (401) 435-7518Built-in 1895 by Charles Looff, the grandfather of carousel design, the Crescent Park Looff Carousel was originally built to showcase Looff’s skills to prospective buyers and is his most elaborate work. The ride is open on a limited basis through the summer months. See the website for more information.Pawtucket13. McCoy Stadium1 Columbus Ave.Pawtucket, RI 02860Phone: 1 (401) 724-7300Don’t forget to take a trip to the McCoy Stadium to watch some minor league baseball. Home to the Pawtucket Red Sox, the stadium offers a great introduction to baseball and a night of family entertainment.Naval Station Newport14. Liberty Center656 Whipple St.Newport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-1053The Liberty Center has programs that offer low cost or free recreational opportunities to single enlisted sailors E-1 to E-6. The program offers computer and TV areas with internet and video gaming, comfortable seating, ping pong tables, and billiards.15. American Forces TravelThe American Forces Travel is the MWR Newport program offering eligible patrons access to leisure travel online powered by Priceline and other travel industry leaders. This online vacation travel site offers exclusive travel deals and benefits just for the military and government community. American Forces Travel provides access to a wide selection of member-exclusive rates on hotel rooms, flights, cruises, rental cars, vacation packages, event tickets, and more.16. Fleet and Family Support Center1260 Peary St.Newport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-2283Fleet and Family Support Center is your one-stop-shop for free parenting and life skill programs, financial programs, deployment support, transition and employment assistance, relocation assistance, counseling and victim assistance, exceptional family member support, information and referral, and more programs to promote quality of life for military personnel and their families. Visit the Fleet and Family Support Center for further information on base and community services.17. Newport Officers’ Club95 Perry RoadNewport, RI 02841Phone: 1 (401) 841-1442The Officer’s Club is open for weddings and social events for commissioned officers. Visit the website for wedding and catering information.Newport Naval Museum18. Naval War College MuseumBldg. 10, Luce AvenueNewport, RI 028411 (617) 514-1600The Naval War College Museum opened in 1884 and offers visitors the chance to learn about Newport’s naval and military past. The collection of exhibits is housed in the Founders’ Building on the war college campus on Naval Station Newport and admission is free.Providence19. Rhode Island School of Design Museum20 N. Main St.Providence, RI 02903Phone: 1 (401) 454-6500Providence is home to an impressive art scene and one of the most reputable art schools in the country. The Rhode Island School of Design Museum is home to a large collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, and various other media from around the world produced by artists past and present.Jamestown20. Beavertail Lighthouse MuseumBeavertail RoadJamestown, RI 02835Phone: 1 (401) 423-3270Located on the tip of Jamestown, the Beavertail Lighthouse is home to a museum packed with information, history and facts about one of the country’s oldest lighthouses. The actual building containing the museum was built in 1898 to house a lighthouse assistant. The surrounding Beavertail State Park is well worth exploring.Winery Tour21. WineriesRhode Island’s coastal location and spring-fall climate make for the perfect wine-making location. The award-winning vineyards in the state are situated on beautiful (and sometimes historic) properties, sport gorgeous views, and produce delicious varietals: reds, roses, whites, and even ice wines. Most are open for tours and tastings, some serve local seafood or invite guests to pack a picnic to enjoy with their wine. Find a winery closest to Naval Station Newport.ConclusionRhode Island might be the smallest state but with a spectacular view and location on the ocean, there are always things to do. It’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, fishermen or foodies. Whatever your mood or hobby, there’s something for you to enjoy near your new home at Naval Station Newport. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

The first 3D printed helmet from Kupol puts a new spin on comfort &…

first_imgThere have been a number of improvements to helmet safety lately, but one thing has remained mostly constant – the EPS foam liners. Sure, some companies are using multiple densities of EPS foam or combining with EPP foam for multi-impact protection, but an energy absorbing foam layer has been a part of bicycle helmet design for ages. Kupol is trying something different. Much different.Thanks to the use of 3D printing, Kupol says that they have been able to create helmet structures not previously possible with traditional manufacturing methods. That has allowed them to create what they call the Kollide Safety System – a three layer sandwich of safety and comfort. On the ouside of the helmet you have the shell which covers the Kinetic Bumpers (above, green). These softer outer bumpers help absorb impact before it reaches the middle 3D Kore.The Kore is printed to be both light, and structurally sound but in a way that will collapse in a controlled manner during a crash. This Kore also allows for a unique aeration ability since the structure has tiny air holes throughout – which makes the whole thing ventilated, not just the vents.Then, on the inside there are over 100 Oktopus pods which are flexible pods that conform to your head shape, supposedly for a comfortable fit. The three layers work together to absorb impacts while also mitigating rotational forces in a breathable, comfortable way.Kupol says that their helmet has passed the CPSC/CE impact testing, but they point out that it can’t be certified until they have pre-production units in hand. And since the helmets are being launched through Kickstarter, it seems that it won’t be fully certified until the Kickstarter is successful and they have the ability to start production.Since the helmets will be 3D printed, Kupol is able to offer more shell sizes since all it takes is a different file, not different molds. In total, six sizes will be available covering a wide range of head shapes. Currently, there is one model planned with a removable visor. Presumably, the 3D printing aspect would allow them to easily change the design for different versions in the future. At this point, no weights are provided. Offered in multiple colors, helmets start at the early bird pledge price of $155, and then will go up to $234, with a final retail price expected to be around $310. Delivery isn’t expected until June 2019, which is a pretty long time to be without a helmet – but if you’re already riding you probably have one that will work in the mean time.kupol.cakickstarter.comlast_img read more

Hincapie to Reunite with Armstrong on Team Radio Shack?

first_imgRoadcycling.com is reporting that Outside Magazine quotes Lance Armstrong as follows:OUTSIDE: Who are you bringing with you to the RadioShack team? What about George Hincapie?ARMSTRONG: He’s already committed. Has been since before we got our funding.But wait…before you get your panties in a bunch thinking “Nooooo…George needs to be the star!”, the Outside interview has apparently been updated and corrected to put the answer into context:ARMSTRONG: He’s already committed [*to another team]. Has been since before we got our funding.Phewww!  Good ol’ context, saved the day again.  Not that we have anything against Lance and George teaming up again.  Heck, it’d make for some good racing.  But we just really want to see George shine as the star of a team.  Wait…Lance would almost certainly help George get some stage wins.  Hmmm, now we’re torn.  Damn context.last_img read more

Initial Review: Craft Zero Extreme Concept base layer

first_imgThought it’s still early in a lot of places for shorts and lightweight jerseys, most of us are thankfully shedding our heavy insulating layers for the year.  Knickers and knee warmers are classic transition season bottoms, but there aren’t a whole lot of of tops on the market that handle temperatures between 50 and 65 degrees particularly well.  When Craft’s Zero Extreme Concept base layer came across our inbox earlier this year, it sounded tailor made for shoulder season riding.Claimed to be Craft’s “most advanced base layer to date,” the Zero Extreme Concept is built of a lightweight ZERO wicking fabric with panels of extremely breathable COOL Superlight stretch mesh around the shoulders, across the upper back, and at the wrists.  The long-sleeved top was born out of Craft’s Nordic ski program- click “more” to see how it performs on the bike…Thanks to some unusually early spring weather, I’ve been able to get a good number of on- and off-road rides in while wearing the $75 Craft top.  On my 6′ tall (but slim) frame, my large Zero Extreme Concept isn’t nearly as long in either the arms or the torso as some of Craft’s more cycling-specific tops- or quite as form-fitting.  A former Nordic ski racer, I can see how the back mesh panel- shaped like tack-on angel’s wings- would keep the top from binding while skate skiing and running.  On the bike, the extra breathability on the back and shoulders certainly doesn’t hurt- especially under a hydration pack.On the road bike, the tight-knit but lightweight main fabric does a great job of keeping the wind off of otherwise bare arms without overheating when the tempo picks up or the road pitches upward.  The COOL Superlight mesh wrists are a bit odd, though, and combine with the short sleeves to make for a bit of a chilly gap between gloves and the body fabric.  It’s not necessarily uncomfortable, but it is noticeable and odd.  The only reason that I can think of for their inclusion would be for use as a sweat wipe- but I haven’t felt the need to use them in that way.I was initially worried that the seam across the tops back would be irritating under a hydration pack.  Thankfully, the flat and soft intersection has never once made itself known and the mesh keeps things from getting too hot at mountain biking’s lower speeds.  Unfortunately for our test piece, the ZERO fabric is unusually snag-prone and now shows the scars from several encounters with dry trailside oak leaves.Fit and snag issues aside, I really like the Zero Extreme Concept top.  I’ll be the first to admit that I have a hard body to fit- though cycling-specific clothing does usually suit me well.  The mix of materials works very well on the road under a short-sleeved jersey from about 55 to 65 degrees and off road when it’s just a few degrees cooler.  Neither fabric seems to hold moisture at all, so it doesn’t get uncomfortable when working hard, even under a big bag.  Multi-sport athletes and anyone on the short side for their clothing size will really appreciate the Zero Extreme Concept.  The rest of us should start bugging Craft for a bike-specific version.marcwww.craft-usa.comlast_img read more

More 2010 Cannondale Lightness – 900g Carbon Commuter?

first_img900g frame = multitool and a water bottle. Ridonkulous. Nothing like some hot phonecam action from Eurobike right before bed…  This is a 900g carbon Cannondale BadBoy concept urban bike, complete with internal cables and custom Di2 shifters/drivetrain.  Just what every student and working man (and woman) needs.  Look at that saddle!Hit ‘more’ to see a weight comparison of the 900g SuperSix road frame…really puts a 900g frame into perspective…last_img

Challenge Adds Two 700x30C Gravel Bike Tires

first_imgChallenge’s Almanzo and Eroica are two new 700x30c wide gravel road race tires. Eroica is named after a race in Tuscany, Italy. It’s got a 260tpi casing and comes in at 340g for the tubular ($110) and 320g for the open clincher ($76). Available in black and skinwall. Almanzo is named after a US gravel race and is a slightly narrower version of the Grifo XS. Same basic specs as the Eroica but with a more aggressive tread pattern.Pics and more below… Both have dual puncture protection using a new material, one layer directly under the tread and another (red) inside the casing. Available now. Latex tubes now available outside of a tubular tire. They’re completely seamless. Road tube is 65g and cyclocross version (wider) is 75g. They launched this past season, but production wasn’t up to demand so they’re ramping up.last_img read more

Annie West End Revival Announces Full Casting, with Three Young Stars in Title Role

first_imgLola Moxom, Ruby Stokes and Madeleine Hayne(Photo: Matt Crockett) View Comments Madeleine Haynes, Lola Moxom and Ruby Stokes will rotate in the title role in the new West End revival of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin’s Annie, beginning previews May 23 and opening June 5 at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. Nikolai Foster directs.Also starring in the production will be Alex Bourne as Daddy Warbucks, Holly Dale Spencer as Grace Farrell, Jonny Fines as Rooster and Djalenga Scott as Lily. They join the previously announced Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan.Completing the company will be Keisha Atwell, Sophie Ayers, Bobby Delaney, Nic Gibney, Patrick Harper, Ben Harrold, George Ioannides, Megan Louch, Benjamin Mundy, Ben Oliver, Heather Scott-Martin, Anne Smith, Kate Somerset How, Katie Warsop and Russell Wilcox. Amber, a 4 year-old Labradoodle, will play Annie’s dog, Sandy.The West End production will have sets and costumes designed by Colin Richmond, choreography by Nick Winston, lighting by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Richard Brooker and orchestrations and musical direction by George Dyer.Set in 1930s New York during the Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.last_img read more

Stomp Will End 15-Year London Run

first_imgThe celebrated performance-art show Stomp will conclude its long-running London run on January 7, 2018. The global phenomenon began London performances on September 25, 2002 at the Vaudeville Theatre, later transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre, where it currently plays. In a statement, the show’s creators alluded to an eventual remount.”We want to emphasize that we don’t consider this the end of Stomp here; we actually feel it’s going to be good for the show to take a break, reconfigure, reinvent and return at some point in the future in a different London venue, where we can present the show in a way that is more in keeping with its original ethos,” said Stomp creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.The current London cast of Stomp includes Rhonda Ashwood, Lauren Gore, Paul Bend, Hugo Cortes, Charley Ruane, Chelsey Foster, Sam Wilmott, Adam Buckley, Serena Morgan, Rob Shaw, Nicola Chang, Joe White, Nigel Clarke, Andrew Patrick and Jasper Valentine.Stomp was first performed in 1991 in Edinburgh. The show has toured the globe for 26 years, playing to more than 12 million people in 53 countries across six continents. The currently running off-Broadway production of Stomp opened in February 1994 at the Orpheum Theatre. View Commentslast_img read more