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Repertory Theatre of St. Louis announces 2016-17 season

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will open its golden-anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim’s big, legendary, notoriously challenging musical “Follies.”Because the repertory theater movement bloomed around the country in the 1960s, many such theaters are hitting 50 around the same time. “It’s pretty exciting,” said Steven Woolf, the Rep’s artistic director. “You can’t achieve that (milestone) without community support. We’ve had that since the beginning.”Staging “Follies” at the Loretto-Hilton “has been a dream of mine for a long time,” Woolf said. “It’s a thinking musical with a great score, a show that celebrates musical theater at every level.”Over the years, the Rep has staged many Sondheim shows: “Company,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (twice), “Sweeney Todd,” “A Little Night Music,” “Into the Woods” and “Sunday in the Park With George,” as well as “Candide” and “Gypsy” (for which he wrote lyrics).But “Follies,” which played the Muny in 1972, has rarely been staged here. It’s a complicated production, with a large cast and demanding sets and costumes.Exploring love and memory, “Follies” tells the story of former showgirls and their husbands, meeting for a reunion at the derelic...  

Liverpool FC training: Injured trio return as Jurgen Klopp takes training ...

Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi make their long-awaited returns to training Get Liverpool FC news by email Invalid e-mail Thanks for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again later VIEW GALLERY Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool's training session last night, before falling ill with a suspected bout of appenticitis. The Reds boss will have been boosted by the sight of Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi making their long-awaited returns to training. Sturridge has made just six appearances for the Reds this season after suffering a succession of injuries. Coutinho and Origi, meanwhile, have both been sidelined with hamstring injuries. Klopp will now miss the clash with Sunderland after suffering from suspected appenticities, leaving his assistants Zeljko Buvac, Peter Krawietz, Pep Lijnders and goalkeeping coach John Achterberg to oversee the match. The Reds will be hoping to get back to winning ways after losing their last Premier League match 2-0 to league leaders Leicester. ...  

Healthy Foods That Cleanse The Colon

Cleansing the colon helps to improve the overall health of the body. Cleansing the colon should be an essential part because it reduces the risk of colon cancer too. Hence, colon cleansing has many associated benefits.It improves the digestive system, prevents constipation, increases energy, aids in the better absorption of vitamins and minerals. It also aids in weight loss and improves concentration too.Therefore, colon cleansing is important for the system and as well as for the skin. When impurities are removed from the body, it enhances the overall health of the body and skin.If colon doesn't function properly, it can lead to digestive problems and other ailments. Thus, one should include colon-cleansing foods to their diet.Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the healthy foods that enable the process of colon cleaning. Read on to know more about it and do include these foods in your diet today!Broccoli: Broccoli is yet another vegetable that helps to cleanse the system. It is also beneficial in cleansing the liver. It cleanses the colon and aids in the digestion process too. Broccoli can be added to salads to multiply its benefits.Fruit Juice: Fruit juice is one of the best ways to cleanse the system. Fruit juice is a healthy choice; not only does it maintain your overall health, but also effectively cleanses the colon with its rich content of minerals, enzymes and cleansing salts.Whole Grains: Whole grains, such as bread, pasta and flou...  

Chelsea FC v Manchester United: Probable Lineups, Stats, Prediction and Odds

Chelsea FC face Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United on Sunday in a clash that does not quite have the same importance or the same sense of occasion as it has in previous years, but will still mean a lot to both sets of supporters. The Blues continue to be undefeated under interim manager Guus Hiddink, but there have been more draws than victories in the Premier League, and a rise to the top half of the table still does not seem as much of a certainty as it perhaps should. Meanwhile, Manchester United appear to be recovering from what seemed to be a full-blown crisis, but Louis van Gaal’s men find themselves five points off the Champions League places, facing an uphill battle to finish in the top four given the form of the teams above them through the course of the season. Team News Chelsea FC Possible starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanović, Zouma, Terry (C), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fàbregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa Manchester United Possible starting line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Fellaini, Carrick; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rooney (C) Match Stats Chelsea FC are unbeaten in their last six Premier League meetings with Manchester United (W3 D3). The Red Devils have won just twice at Stamford Bridge in the league since 2000 — the latest a controversial 3-2 win in 2012. Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink is unbeaten in his last five matches against Louis van Gaal (W4 D1). Manchester United ha...  

An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

i Now is the time to pick up a Pataki for President bumper sticker. Or a Huckabee button, a Jim Webb yard sign, or keychains, ballpoint pens, and window scrapers imprinted Jindal, Paul, Perry, Chafee, Walker, Graham, Santorum, Lessig, and O'Malley for President. It's already a kind of autumn in the cycle of a presidential campaign, in which candidacies have a last burst of color and fall to the ground. As a child, I kept a small collection of political buttons and bumper stickers in a box below my bed. I began with local candidates, which in Chicago had a rich ring of names: Burke, Daley, Langford, Marzullo, Moreno, Rodriguez, Oberman, and Pucinski. But I soon found that if I wrote a letter to almost any politician anywhere in the country, Democrat, Republican, Prohibition or Socialist Workers Party, saying, "I am a 12-year-old boy who is concerned about our nation and interested in politics..." that politician would send a box of buttons, bumper stickers, and a hand-signed note. Maybe my note just crossed the desk of a staffer who was a mother or an older brother, and saw a chance to make a young boy smile. But I like to think that at least a few politicians wrote back personally because they glimpsed, in my seventh-grade pomposity and adolescent scrawl, the kindred spirit of a political nerd. Every button or bumper sticker represents a hope. You can look at the ball points or keychains of a candidate who has lost and left the race and sometimes wonder: how could he or she ...  

Epilepsy drug could treat multiple sclerosis patients

ANI Multiple scelerosis is condition in which nerve fibres are attacked by their own immune system.  Currently there are no neuroprotective drugs available for multiple scelerosis sufferers. (Photo: Pixabay) Washington D.C.: A commonly-used epilepsy drug has brought hope for multiple sclerosis sufferers as it may help prevent nerve damage. The University College London study found that the drug phenytoin slowed the progress of optic neuritis, a symptom leading to blurred vision, and scientists believe it could have a similar protective effect throughout the brain. Currently there are no neuroprotective drugs available for MS sufferers, whose nerve fibres are attacked by their own immune system. In the study, 86 people with acute optic neuritis were either given phenytoin or an inactive placebo "dummy drug" for three months and at the end of the trial, the group who received the genuine drug had on average 30 percent less damage to the nerve fibre layer at the back of the eye. Lead researcher Dr Raj Kapoor said that these are promising results and if the findings are confirmed by larger, Phase III trials, could lead to a new treatment that protects nerves from the damage caused both in optic neuritis and throughout the central nervous system in other attacks of MS. The findings are reported in the journal The Lancet Neurology. Tags: epilepsy drug, Multiple scelerosis, nerve damage, opti...  

Chelsea v Manchester United Premier Leageu: How Chelsea should line up against ...

Cesc Fabregas is expected to be on the bench (Picture: Getty Images) In recent years, games between Chelsea and Manchester United would generally involve one or both of these teams fighting for the Premier League title. However, this season both sides find themselves unlikely to finish in the Champions League spots let alone challenging for the big prize. Both United and the Blues are now left licking their wounds and trying to salvage whatever they can from a season that promised a lot but has thus far delivered little. Winning today would put Chelsea firmly in mid table and cautiously looking up, whilst a win for Manchester United would allow them to cling onto the dream of a top four spot and ease the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal. So how will Chelsea line up? Guus Hiddink has quickly settled into a regular selection pattern that has seen the Blues go eight games unbeaten and he is unlikely to change his outlook moving forwards. This means Thibaut Courtois will start in goal with a back line of Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Kurt Zouma and Branislav Ivanovic. Gary Cahill is only likely to come in at centre-back if Terry or Zouma are injured. In midfield we are likely to see the more defensive rotation that Hiddink employs, meaning that Nemanja Matic and Jon Obi Mikel will both operate as defensive midfielders. Ahead of them Willian, Oscar and Eden Hazard are likely to start if fit, meaning that Cesc Fabregas is likely to drop to the bench despite an improvement i...  

Germany's troubles are bad news for Europe

REUTERS/Michaela RehleGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel.The great British geographer Halford Mackinder invented the term “geopolitics” over 100 years ago. He painted a grand vision of international relations that revolved around one fear: dominance of what he called the “Heartland” of Eurasia. Mackinder believed the road to dominance ran through Eastern Europe. His ideas have remained influential ever since, for as long as the West has concerned itself about the impact of Eurasia on world affairs. For two decades after the end of the Cold War, the old Warsaw Pact nations rushed to link up with the European Union and NATO. Arguably the chief beneficiary of this push for Europe has been Germany. Germany became the indispensable actor in Europe, due to its critical role both in the establishment of the eurozone and as the dominant player in the EU’s response to the Global Financial Crisis. Meanwhile, traditional Western players are looking away from Europe. America’s pivot to Asia and the United Kingdom’s upcoming ‘Brexit’ referendum have given Germany something its generals never could: hegemony on the continent. Yet Germany is a flawed regional hegemon. A few short years ago, then-Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski surprised many by suggesting that he was more fearful of German inaction than German action. Germany’s austerity-based ec...  

What Does Real Madrid's Pursuit of Lionel Messi Say About State of Los Blancos?

Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images Figo. Perez. A pig's head. When it was reported in late January that Real Madrid had made three failed bids to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona since 2011, one's mind was instantly transported back to the summer of 2000 when Real Madrid pulled off a move of such magnitude and Luis Figo became the last player to directly cross football's greatest divide.Almost two decades have passed since, but still the story and the images of it live strong: Real Madrid's now-president Florentino Perez polling his club's members. The conditional contract. The political instability. The unveiling. The crushing blow to Barcelona. The pig's head thrown at Figo from the stands on his return to the Camp Nou in a Madrid shirt—all of which was revisited here at Bleacher Report by Richard Fitzpatrick. Now it seems Perez has wanted to replicate that summer. Per the Press Association (via the Guardian): The Partido de las Doce programme on the Cadena COPE radio station claimed representatives of Real approached the Argentinian in 2011, 2013 and 2015, but were rebuffed on each occasion. The report claimed the first approach in 2011 came at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo was being linked with a move to Manchester City. In June 2013 it was reported that a Real executive – on instruction from the club president Florentino Pérez – made a renewed attempt after they had lost out to Barcelona in the pursuit of Neymar. The final attempt...  

A Voter's Guide To The Health Law Chatter

i Nearly six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains a hot issue in the presidential race – in both parties. "Our health care is a horror show," said GOP candidate Donald Trump at the Republican debate in South Carolina in December. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, winner of the Iowa caucuses, said at the debate in Des Moines that the health law has been "a disaster," adding it's "the biggest job-killer in our country." Democrats largely support the law, but even they can't agree on how to fix its problems. Hillary Clinton said at the Jan. 25 town hall on CNN that she wants to "build on the ACA. Get costs down, but improve it, get to 100 percent coverage." Clinton's rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, acknowledged that "the Affordable Care Act has done a lot of good things," but added that "the United States today is the only major country on earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people as a right." Sanders is pushing a government-run "Medicare for All" plan instead. In some cases candidates are bending the truth. But praise and criticisms of the law can be accurate. That's because the health law is so big and sweeping that it has had effects both positive and negative. Here is a brief guide to some things the health law has – and has not – accomplished since it was signed by President Barack Obama in 2010. CLAIM: The law has increased the number of people with health insurance coverage. This is true, no matter what measure you use. ...  


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