Get It Poppin’ with Patti LuPoneApril 28 at Carnegie HallThe New York Pops is throwing one hell of a birthday party! The guests of honor are Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and the list of performers is seriously star studded. We’re talking Patti LuPone, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Jane Krakowski, Ricki Lake, Katharine McPhee, Martin Short and Aaron Tveit, to name a few. Did we mention honorary co-chairs Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Debra Messing? Click for tickets! Kristin Chenoweth The insanity of spring’s flurry of Broadway opening nights is behind us, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for the insanity of Tony Awards season! Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of great Broadway stuff to see and do before things get too crazy. From a star-studded birthday party to a bedtime visit from Andy Karl (yep, that’s right), our calendar is jam-packed. Check out our picks of the week! Cheer on Cheno’s Return!May 3, Carnegie HallOh Kristin, how we’ve missed you! For one night only, Kristin Chenoweth returns to the New York stage, where she oh-so-rightly-belongs, with her brand new concert The Evolution of a Soprano! In addition to new works and standards, Chenoweth will be taking a trip down her musical memory lane with songs from her early operatic and classical training to—hooray!—her Broadway and film roles. Those all sound great, but let’s be real: You had us at Kristin. Click for tickets! Wake Up with Jonathan GroffApril 29 on CBS and TonyAwards.comThey’re heeeeeere! The time has finally come for Broadway lovers everywhere watch Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu announce the nominees for this year’s Tony Awards! The big news will break at 8:30AM ET, live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. Set those coffee makers, and let the countdown to June 8 (and Hugh Jackman!) begin. View Comments Stay Up Past Bedtime with RockyMay 1 on The Late Show with David LettermanThings are going to get swinging on CBS when the cast of Rocky stops by to perform on late night TV! Is it weird that we’re a little worried about Paul Shaffer’s safety? And Dave, if you need a little help, we’ve already got a top ten list of reasons to love Andy Karl going riiiiiiight here. You’re welcome. Star Files See Tragedy Live!Beginning May 1 at select theatersIf you haven’t made it across the pond yet this year, the National Theatre is doing you a solid. Sam Mendes (Cabaret) has helmed one hell of a production of King Lear in London, starring Simon Russell Beale in the tragic title role. On May 1, it’s going to be streamed live to movie theaters worldwide! Compared to transatlantic airfare, this is a steal. Just watch out for the eye gouging in HD. Yech. Click for tickets! Jonathan Groff
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Coastal Federal Credit Union ($3.7B, Raleigh, NC) was working to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion practices within its walls and beyond even before COVID-19 struck the United States and George Floyd died while in the custody of Minneapolis police . Those two convulsive events have only deepened the commitment of the Tarheel State cooperative.In 2019, Coastal laid the groundwork for advancing diversity and inclusion in its workplace by hiring a consultant — Diversity & HR Solutions (DHRS) — to help build out the credit union’s commitment to making its core value of welcoming diversity a stronger part of the institution’s culture. Diversity training with 100% employee participation was among the credit union’s annual performance goals and a key part of its 2020 plan.“Our senior management team participated in two full days of training in March — the last thing we accomplished before the COVID-19 crisis became our primary focus,” says president and CEO Chuck Purvis. “We’ve since gotten back on track and have trained 20% of our employees, with the rest scheduled throughout the remainder of the year.”
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“We’re monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we’ll adapt if we have to.”UEFA said earlier this month that this season’s Champions League, suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, would be completed with an eight-team mini-tournament in Lisbon from Aug. 12-23.Last Thursday, the Portuguese government said that those living in the affected areas of the capital – 19 parishes not including downtown Lisbon – would be allowed to leave home only to buy essential goods or to travel to and from work.The measure will be in place July 1-14 and will then be reviewed.Topics : UEFA currently sees no need for a plan B for the Champions League final tournament due to be held in Lisbon, despite several suburbs of the Portuguese capital preparing to go back into lockdown as coronavirus cases surge again.”UEFA is in permanent contact with the Portuguese Football Association and the local authorities,” the governing body told French sports daily L’Equipe.”We hope that everything will go well and that it will be possible to organize the tournament in Portugal. For the moment there is no reason to have a plan B.