Jack White swung through Washington, D.C., for a two-show run on Wednesday and Thursday. Well, make that a three-show run.In between gigs at The Anthem, the rock icon stopped by D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School for an unannounced set during the students’ lunch break. While the performance may have been a surprise for these incredibly lucky teenagers, Relix reports that White cleared the stunt with the school’s principal, who couldn’t say no to the proposition.According to the school’s newspaper, this is how it all went down:Most days, Wilson students pour out of class after fourth period and shuffle down packed stairwells to the atrium, where they settle in for lunch or head off campus to get food. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman usually plays ‘80s hits from a speaker; once in a while, a few kids get up and dance.Today, the second floor was rattling after fourth period. Noise echoed through hallways and drowned out conversations close to the atrium. In the art wing on the other side of the school, people speculated that Bargeman must have ramped up his sound system.But it wasn’t Bargeman. It was Jack White shredding a blue electric guitar, backed by a barefoot drummer, two musicians playing multi-level synths, and a bassist.Evidently, the 12-time Grammy winner treated the students—who, as we may have mentioned earlier, were really, really lucky—to a set that included favorites like “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known”, “Over and Over and Over”, and show-closing rendition of “Seven Nation Army” that turned into a singalong as the students rushed the “stage”.White is currently on tour in support of his new album, Boarding House Reach. His next stop will be a headlining performance at the Governor’s Ball Music Festival in New York City on Friday, June 1st.Jack White’s “Seven Nation Army” finale at Woodrow Wilson High School
Hamilton officially opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, and we have a feeling it has secured its place in the frontrunners for quite a while. The show played to 100.66% capacity this past week, and with raves and much buzz, we expect the musical’s grosses to soar even higher in the near future. Additionally, Penn & Teller, which announced on August 7 that it had recouped its Broadway investment, took in over $1.4 million. The magic act disappears from the Marquis Theatre on August 16. Meanwhile, It Shoulda Been You concluded its Broadway run with its highest grossing week. After struggling to stay afloat in a palatial venue, On the Town announced that it will close on September 6. Meanwhile, Amazing Grace, after appearing at the bottom of the boards in terms of revenue and capacity, may need some divine intervention to remain open.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending August 9:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,333,537)2. Aladdin ($2,078,163)*3. Wicked ($1,980,056)4. The Book of Mormon ($1,605,195)*5. Penn & Teller ($1,422,088)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. It Shoulda Been You ($494,033)4. On the Town ($460,190)3. Hedwig and the Angry Inch ($396,374)**2. Hand to God ($288,012)1. Amazing Grace ($272,287)FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. Fun Home (102.99%)2. The Book of Mormon (102.53%)*3. Mamma Mia! (100.81%)4. Hamilton (100.66%)***5. The Lion King (100.01%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (72.61%)**4. Hand to God (70.08%)3. Jersey Boys (67.48%)2. On the Town (57.92%)1. Amazing Grace (54.34%)* Number based on nine regular performances**Number based on seven regular performances***Number based on four preview performances and four regular performancesSource: The Broadway League Related Shows Hamilton View Comments from $149.00
ABA seeks new executive director The American Bar Association has appointed a committee to search for the successor to Robert A. Stein, the ABA’s executive director and chief operating officer, who has indicated his intention to retire from the position at the end of August 2006.The committee will be chaired by Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Richmond, Va., immediate past president of the association.The committee will be staffed by Alpha M. Brady, director of ABA Policy Administration. Brady may be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (312) 988-5155.With more than 400,000 members, the ABA is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. ABA seeks new executive director September 15, 2005 Regular News
This investment property at 142/26 Felix St, Brisbane is rented until December for $550 a week. It is listed for sale for offers of more than $500,000. Picture: realestate.com.auINVESTING in property sounds so easy right? Find a property you want to buy, visit the bank, and find a tenant – done deal.Well it sounds easy, and it can be, as long as you work out a few crucial things at the beginning.According to ME head of home loans, Patrick Nolan, there are six key things potential investors need to weigh up before they even start looking.What’s your motivation?Nolan advises thinking carefully about this.“A quality property could be an excellent long term asset that can help you achieve important personal goals like building personal wealth or saving for retirement,” he said. “What are your goals, and will a rental property help you achieve them?’’Do you have a long term outlook?There are many costs involved in buying and selling an investment property aside from the weekly mortgage payment. These include stamp duty, legal fees and agent’s commission.All of this can add tens of thousands of dollars to your expenses and it can take time to recoup through capital growth.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoHow will you pay for major repairs?“This explains why property is regarded as a long term asset – one you should ideally be prepared to hold onto for five or more years,’’ Nolan said. “You don’t want to be in a position where a change in work or lifestyle means you have to sell the place prematurely and potentially cut short any profits on sale.’’Are you comfortable taking on an investment loan?While investment loans often come with higher interest at least it can be claimed on tax. Even so be sure to take into account future interest rate rises which you may need to kick in for.What if the tenant leaves?“Most rental properties experience periods of vacancy from time to time. Be sure your budget can handle these no-rent periods – no matter how brief.’’Paying for maintenance and repairs?Do you have enough cash on hand to pay for when things go wrong? “It’s worth having a slush fund of cash to cover these expenses – or at least a back-up source of funds that you can draw on in an emergency.’’Don’t be blindsided by tax perksNegative gearing and other tax concessions and deductions sound great, but don’t let his be the only reason you are investing.“Any tax benefits should be the icing on the cake – not the number one driver for becoming a property investor,’’ Nolan said.
Batesville defeated Rushville 3-2 on Tuesday. With the win, Batesville finishes the EIAC with a 6-1 record and a share of the EIAC title. In JV action, Batesville defeated Rushville 2-0. Jaden Smith won in singles along with the doubles team of Jackson Wanstrath & Chase Schwegman. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
AshantiGold restored their six-point lead at the top of the First Capital Plus Premier League [FCPPL] log with a 1-0 win over Hasaacas on Sunday.Defender Daniel Egyin’s attempted clearance of a Yakubu Mohammed hit somehow found the ball into his own net in the 70th minute and that settled the encounter at the Len Clay Stadium.Aduana’s 1-2 loss to the West Africa Football Academy (WAFA SC) on Saturday keeps them second with 19 points while AshGold move to 25 points.Martin Antwi and Bashiir Umar scored to secure full points from Aduana while Richard Arhin pulled one back – a win which now places the Academy side at third position with 18 points.Latif Salifu came on as early substitute for the hosts and his 23rd minute goal sealed three points for Berekum Chelsea who have been docked 18 points from the board over Heart of Lions.Two headed Gilbert Fiamenyo goals in each half handed Hearts of Oak a comfortable win over BA United at the Accra Stadium. Fiamenyo’s brace moves his tally to eight goals – separating him from Noah Martey at the top of the scorers’ log. Martey scored his seventh of the season from a penalty in Bechem United’s 1-3 home loss to Asante Kotoko.The match which was new coach David Duncan’s debut saw midfielder Michael Akuffo bag a brace in the opening seconds and the 62nd minute with Ahmed Toure scoring in between. Kotoko after benefiting three points from the boardroom and winning on Sunday move to 4th position with 16 points.All Stars continued their home invincibility with a 2-1 victory over Inter Allies in Wa. Richard Arthur and Emmanuel Gyamfi scored in the 39th and 80th minutes respectively before Frederick Boateng managed to reduce the deficit during additional time.Medeama SC striker Nathaniel Asamoah returned to his scoring best as he banged in two goals within six minutes (70th and 76th) in his side’s emphatic 3-0 victory over New Edubiase United at the T&A Park. Midfielder Malik Akowuah opened the scoring in the 13th minute.Veteran Ghana international goalkeeper Richard Kingson made his debut in post for Great Olympics in their 1-0 shock win away to Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park. Doetse Agbashe scored the game’s only goal in the 39th minute. FCPPL Match Day 11 Results:AshantiGold 1-0 Sekondi HasaacasScorer: Daniel Egyin (Own-Goal)WAFA SC 2-1 Aduana StarsScorers: Martin Antwi, Bashiru Umar; Richard Arhin Bechem United 1-3 KotokoScorers: Noah Martey (pen); Michael Akuffo – *2, Ahmed ToureHearts of Oak 2-0 B.A UnitedScorer: Gilbert Fiamenyo – *2All Stars 2-1 Inter Allies Scorers: Richard Arthur, Emmanuel Gyamfi; Frederick BoatengBerekum Chelsea 1-0 Heart of LionsScorer: Latif SalifuMedeama 3-0 New Edubiase UnitedScorers: Malik Akowuah, Nathaniel Asamoah – *2 Liberty Professionals 0-1 Great OlympicsScorer: Doetse Agbashe–