first_img On taking the Graceland gig: “I was like, listen, if the thing goes to series, it’s gonna shoot by a beach somewhere, so that’s not a bad job to have.” Now that Graceland star and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Aaron Tveit is a Hollywood big-shot, we were starting to get nervous he’d forgotten all about the Great White Way and his devoted Broadway superfans. He proved this definitely isn’t the case in an interview with BuzzFeed, where he talks about his love for his loyal Tveitertots, his dreams of returning to the stage and his memories of starring in Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can. Check out nine must-read quotes from the great Tveit! On his 54 Below show: “I was like, I miss singing, I’m just gonna do this myself, I have an opportunity, I’m gonna put a show together. That was a tremendous success, and I was so fulfilled by that.” On his Broadway routine: “When I’m doing a show, every morning when I wake up I have to check and make sure my voice is there. Especially a show like Next to Normal or Catch Me If You Can, where I was singing the whole show and you kind of have to keep your voice there.” View Comments On Next to Normal: “I had so many silent moments in that show, so many moments where I was just sending energy to Alice [Ripley] across the stage. But also the nature of how I was so physically everywhere on that set, I had created all these things where, in my head, Gabe was basically the puppet master making all these fucked-up things happen to this family.” On returning to his theater roots: “I definitely miss being on stage. One nice thing about Graceland, too, is—hopefully we run a few years, but it’s a cable schedule, so it’s only half a year. I have half a year feasibly to do other things and be on stage or do a movie or sing.” On the magic of theater: “That’s the thing about stage: It’s something you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a two-and-a-half, three-hour experience, and it’s a real relationship. You’re sending out energy from the stage, but the audience is giving you back so much also, so that’s also lifting you and pushing you forward as you’re performing and giving you so much energy. You can’t find it anywhere else, and that’s why people get addicted to being on stage, and when they’re not on stage are kind of looking for that and constantly searching for it.”center_img On Catch Me If You Can: “Ultimately, [Frank Abagnale, Tveit’s character] was dealing with the fact that it was this broken family and my father was dead, and I didn’t want to believe that my father was dead, so I just didn’t want to deal with it. So I just approached it that way, that I just wanted to try to get everyone to buy into my fantasy.” On going Facebook-free: “The whole thing with Facebook and social media—I started to be friends with directors and casting directors on Facebook that I knew in New York. And I kind of said to myself, wait a minute, I need to audition for these people, and they need to suspend some disbelief to who I am.” Can’t get enough of Tveit? Watch his most recent appearance on Show People below. Aaron Tveit Star Files On Broadway fan love: “It’s a weird thing to get used to, at first, when people [approach you], but at the end of the day, it’s people who are just complimenting you on your work and happy with the work you’ve done, so it’s such a flattering thing. It’s really, really nice whenever it happens or has happened.”last_img read more

first_img The Preacher and the Shrink will have set design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Kirk Bookman, costume design by Carol Sherry and sound design by Patrick Weaver. Directed by Steven Yuhasz, The Preacher and the Shrink follows a spirited young woman who makes a sexual accusation that affects her estranged father, a well-respected pastor. Hoty will play a psychiatrist who complicates things when romance develops. Dee Hoty wants you to lay down and tell her how you’re feeling. The three-time Tony nominee will star in The Preacher and the Shrink, a new play by Merle Good set to begin previews on November 2 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row. Opening night is November 18, with closing set for January 4, 2014. Hoty is best known for her Tony-nominated Broadway turns in Footloose, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and The Will Rogers Follies. She’ll be joined in the cast by Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!), Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist) and Nicholas Urda (Love’s Labour’s Lost). Related Showscenter_img The Preacher and the Shrink View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 22, 2013last_img read more

first_imgArmy Medicine offers Soldier medical care within the Soldier Centered Medical Home (SCMH). The SCMH mission is to improve and enhance individual and unit medical readiness by using a multi-disciplinary health care team approach. This consists of primary care, behavioral health, clinical pharmacy, physical therapy, nutrition care and nurse case management. This model operates in a proven model of integrated, comprehensive, and proactive care. Other services include audiology, physical exams, laboratory services, radiology and optometry.Byrd Soldier and Family Medical Home Building7973 Thunder Blvd.270-461-1212Call Center and Appointment Line for appointments at 270-798-4677 or 931-431-4677Byrd Soldier and Family Medical Home provides quality health care to Soldiers in a Soldier-Centered care environment to Soldiers assigned to 101st Sustainment Brigade and 101st Combat Aviation Brigade and supporting units. Byrd is also a Patient-Centered Medical Home.Campbell Army Airfield Medical Home7149 Black Sheep Run270-412-8688Call Center and Appointment Line for appointments at 270-798-4677 or 931-431-4677Campbell Army Airfield Medical Home provides quality healthcare to Soldiers in a Soldier-Centered Care environment to Soldiers assigned to 5th Special Forces Group, Division Artillery, 86th Combat Support Hospital, MPs and supporting units.LaPointe Soldier Centered Medical Home5979 Desert Storm Ave.(Next to Soldiers Chapel)270-798-4677Sick Call Services are at LaPointe Health Clinic SCMH from 6 to 6:30 a.m. All other primary care appointments: Call Center and Appointment Line 270-798-4677, 931-431-4677/412-9191 Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.LaPointe Health Clinic provides quality health care to Soldiers in a Soldier-centered care environment who are assigned to 1st (Bastogne), 2nd (Strike) and 3rd (Rakkasan) Brigade Combat teams.last_img read more

first_imgThe mission statement of the 509th Bomb Wing is: Execute Strategic Deterrence, Global Strike and Combat Support…Anytime, Anywhere!Primary weapons system: the B-2 Spirit Bomber. The 509th Bomb Wing plays a major role in America’s global power and long-range strike mission by developing a B-2 combat force capable of delivering rapid, decisive and survivable air power anytime and anywhere. The aircraft represents a dramatic advancement in technology and achievement of a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. It brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses.last_img read more

first_imgIn Burlington and Ocean CountiesAccording to the U.S. Department of Commerce, New Jersey had the eighth-largest economy of the 50 states as measured by gross domestic product as of July 2016. The state’s current-dollar GDP was $584.2 billion in July 2016, 3.2 percent of the total national GDP.Since its early colonial settlement, New Jersey’s economy has evolved from farming and trade to manufacturing and, most recently, to reliance on service and technology-based industries. More recent economic trends have seen the growth of technology-based manufacturing industries in electronics, computers and medical devices. Hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers also have grown as major sources of employment. Many of these industries are present in Burlington and Ocean counties.Burlington County dubs itself a rare blend of opposites: Farmland and new technology, mega retail centers and quaint main street shops, super highways and peaceful hiking trails all have their place in the region. The county works hard to protect its history while nurturing the future. A major aspect of that is an emphasis on farming. Considered a leading agricultural county in the United States, Burlington County has more acres devoted to farming than any other county in New Jersey. The county is the second-largest blueberry producer and the third-largest cranberry producer in the nation. Economic development extends to retail centers too. The county’s award-winning RiverRoute initiative, launched in 1995, has seen historic results in revitalizing the region’s Route 130/Delaware River corridor. Overall, healthcare and social assistance employ the most people total in the county.Ocean County is home to one-third of the Jersey Shore bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and development and tourism related to the beaches has been long established. However, Ocean County’s economic base has become increasingly diverse, with a variety of industries now supplementing traditional tourist-related businesses. The health care industry has been by far the fastest growing employment sector and is now the top total employer in the county.The median age in both counties is about 40 years old. Median household income in Burlington County is $80,034 and $63,108 in Ocean County, according to the U.S Census Bureau. The state’s income tax rate ranges from 5.525 to 8.97 percent.Transportation AccessThe key elements of the freight transportation system in New Jersey include extensive road and rail systems, along with several significant maritime terminals and distribution center complexes. Without a major airport in the region, air cargo primarily moves through Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.All three major toll roads within New Jersey traverse the southern region of the state. The New Jersey Turnpike runs through four counties (including Burlington County), and it is the primary limited-access highway between New York and points south, connecting to Delaware via Interstate 295 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The Atlantic City Expressway serves as the only limited-access highway between Route 42 and points east to Atlantic City. The Garden State Parkway is the primary limited-access highway between New York and New Jersey shore points, and it provides at least four travel lanes throughout southern New Jersey. These three major interstate routes provide key links between major port facilities and distribution centers within South Jersey. Further, these routes are the major links for goods moving out of New Jersey into Pennsylvania and Delaware.Natural ResourcesNew Jersey is abundant with forests, water and minerals, and these natural assets can be found throughout Burlington and Ocean counties. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Jersey has more than 2.1 million acres of forests. Much of that has been protected in national and state forests, which encourage tourism related to hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities. The coastline of the Atlantic Ocean boosts the state’s economy through shipping and resorts. The state is also rich in minerals, including clay, peat, stone, sand and gravel; it’s the only state that produces marl soil, used by farmers for fertilization.Drawing on its agricultural history, Burlington County makes specific effort to maintain and support the county’s farming industry. Much of the rest of the county’s land is protected. A comprehensive land preservation program ensures that 25,000 acres of farmlands and about 3,500 acres of open space are protected. About three-fifths of the county is within the National Pinelands Reserve, where development is restricted. However, the banks of the Delaware River continue to support a manufacturing industry.Ocean County is one of four state counties bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The county’s coastal beaches are foremost among its tourist attractions and continue to draw thousands of seasonal visitors annually. More inland, Ocean County also maintains a vast amount of protected open space, including large tracts of state parks, forests and wildlife management areas.Joint Base McGuire-Dix-LakehurstAccording to the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the nation’s only tri-service base, is the second-largest employer in the entire state. The base reportedly has a $6.9 billion impact on the regional economy. More than 42,000 people —including active duty, National Guard and Reserve, civilian employees, contractors and family members — are on the base daily. There are also 62,000 retirees in the region.Employment ResourcesNational ResourcesAt the national level, websites such as www.linkedin.com, www.monster.com, www.careerbuilder.com and www.indeed.com have extensive search capabilities as well as resume tips, forum support and professional networking options.The National Military Spouse Network, a networking, mentoring and professional development organization, has a wealth of career information at its website, www.nationalmilitaryspousenetwork.org. The group aims to help military spouses build a meaningful, sustained career path and offers a library of articles that touch on topics such as entrepreneurship, resume tips, self-promotion and more, as well as a membership-only discussion forum. The organization also features companies that are military spouse-owned or military spouse-friendly on its Homefront Business Listings page.Local ResourcesState of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development1 John Fitch PlazaTrenton, NJ 08609 609-777-1042www.nj.gov/laborThe New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s website serves as an umbrella for a variety of services, including employment listings, safety and health information, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation issues and more. The department administers the New Jersey Career Connections website for job seekers and businesses at www.careerconnections.nj.gov. There you can find the department’s online job seeker service, OnRamp, at www.nj.gov/careerconnections/content/onramp.shtml, where you can build a resume, search a database of job opportunities, get electronic notices of jobs matching your skills and more.State of New Jerseywww.state.nj.us/nj/employEmployment opportunities with the State of New Jersey are posted online. Search by category, department or location then apply online.Burlington County Human Resources49 Rancocas Road, Room 222Mount Holly, NJ 08060 609-265-5000www.co.burlington.nj.us/JobsSearch for employment opportunities throughout the Burlington County government. County jobs are posted online with benefits information, and applications can be filled out and submitted via an online form.Ocean County Department of Employee Relations101 Hooper Ave.Toms River, NJ 08754 732-244-2121www.co.ocean.nj.us/EmployeeServicesUnderstandingPage.aspxTo be considered for employment with Ocean County, complete an employment application online on the department’s webpage or mail or deliver an application in person to the department’s offices in Toms River. Applications and resumes are kept on file for one year and are reviewed periodically for available openings. Applicants for employment and all employees currently, or, in the future, in the employment of the County, must be legal residents of Ocean County. Veterans receive preference in employee selections.Township of Mount Holly23 Washington St.Mount Holly, NJ 08060 609-845-1100http://twp.mountholly.nj.us/content/386/384/400The Human Resources Department for the Township of Mount Holly coordinates the hiring of employees for the township. Call 609-845-1100 for more information.Township of Evesham984 Tuckerton Road, Second Floor, Room 209Marlton, NJ 08053 856-983-2900www.evesham-nj.org/index.php/departments/human-resourcesEvesham’s Human Resources office recruits employees for the local government and coordinates compensation, benefits and labor relations. Look for township job opportunities or submit a resume electronically on the office’s webpage.Township of Moorestown111 W. Second St.Moorestown, NJ 08057 856-235-0912www.moorestown.nj.us/JobsVisit the website above for listings for vacancies in Moorestown Township. The site provides access to download applications, apply online and email resumes. You can also subscribe to job posting notifications to be automatically alerted about the newest job opportunities.Township of Pemberton500 Pemberton-Browns Mills RoadPemberton, NJ 080681 609-894-8201www.pemberton-twp.com/humanresources1.htmlPemberton Township lists its current job openings online and provides job descriptions and electronic employment applications. The township has a residency requirement, which must be met by a job announcement’s closing date. Pemberton only accepts applications and resumes for listed positions and does not consult those documents during future searches. Veterans receive preference in employee selections. Call the Human Resources Department at 609-894-3304 for more information.Wrightstown Borough21 Saylors Pond RoadWrightstown, NJ 08562 609-723-4450www.wrightstownborough.comWrightstown does not list job opportunities on its website. Contact the borough directly for information about employment.Township of Toms River33 Washington St.Toms River, NJ 08753 732-341-1000http://tomsrivertownship.com/index.php/job-postingsThe Toms River Department of Human Resources lists available job opportunities on its website, as well as a downloadable application form. Applications are only be accepted for positions which the Township of Toms River has posted and/or advertised to the general public.Township of Jackson95 W. Veterans HighwayJackson, NJ 08527 732-928-1200www.jacksontwpnj.net/index.php/employmentCheck with the Division of Personnel for current Jackson Township job vacancies. Visit the division’s webpage for an online list of openings and to fill out an employment application form which can be submitted electronically. Applications and resumes may also be submitted in person or by mail to the division’s office.Township of Lakewood231 Third St.Municipal BuildingLakewood, NJ 08701 732-364-2500 ext. 5257www.lakewoodnj.gov/department/hrContact Lakewood Township’s Human Resources department for information about job opportunities with the township. At the department’s webpage, you’ll find listings of current openings and applications available to download. Complete and return applications to the department’s address either by mail or in person. The page also provides links to New Jersey state job listings and career development services.Employment AgenciesAn employment agency can offer posts ranging from high-level administration to warehouse work. Many employers use agencies as their human resources department. Agencies advertise, interview, test and manage payroll. A temp-to-perm arrangement allows the employer and prospective employee to evaluate each other before committing to permanent employment.Municipal and regional chambers of commerce include local employment agencies in their member lists, along with contact information. See Page 20 for a list of chambers of commerce in Burlington and Ocean counties.Job-Seeker TipsAlways keep your resume up-to-date and have several versions that target specific industries and highlight your skills that fit their job descriptions.Compile several reference lists with a good variety of people and former business associates. Be sure to first ask each if you can use them as references.Compose a comprehensive, catchy and succinct cover letter of no more than a page (this is no place to ramble). It will introduce you and your desire to work for the company. Have a knowledgeable friend check it for errors; misspelled words and bad grammar hint at carelessness and indifference. Know what the company does, and highlight skills, work experience and education that apply to the position.Maintain a positive, professional and broad-based presence on social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn; almost all employers search social media sites to vet job candidates, and your absence there will raise red flags. Also be aware that images and comments posted spur-of-the-moment can be searched out forever and come back to haunt you.Be prepared for an interview at any time. When you submit your application, a supervisor may want to talk immediately, or the phone may ring with a call from a hiring director. Compose — and rehearse — your one-minute self-promotional speech on who you are, an achievement or two and your strengths. It’s not vanity to make a good first impression. If a supervisor wants to know why she should hire you, be ready.Always follow up with thank-you letters and calls. Even today, a letter, as well as the quick-response email, will separate you from a surprising number of the other applicants — to your advantage — and keep your name fresh in the interviewer’s mind. Judicious calls display your continued interest. Writing out beforehand what you want to say helps. So does rehearsal.Be aware that due to the usually huge numbers of applicants, most companies are able to follow up only with candidates in whom they are interested. Don’t take it personally if you are not notified that you did not get the job.Civilian OpportunitesFederal JobsVisit www.usajobs.gov to search for Department of Defense jobs at in Burlington and Ocean counties in New Jersey.NAF JobsFor information about service jobs, including openings in lodging, child care, recreation areas and more, visit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s Human Resource Office in Building 2903, Falcon Lane. For more information, call 609-754-3459 or visit https://gomdl.com/activities/employment.Exchange JobsFor Base Exchange jobs, visit the AAFES career page at http://odin.aafes.com/employment and search for Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.Search for jobs at Lakehurst Navy Exchange and Navy Lodge at www.mynavyexchange.com/work4us.Self-EmploymentNew Jersey Small Business Development CenterThe New Jersey Small Business Development Center offers small business resources and workshops for those looking to start a business. Go online to https://njsbdc.com. You can also visit NJ Small Business Development Centers offices at the Rutgers School of Business in Camden at 419 Cooper St. (856-225-6221) and at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft at 765 Newman Springs Road (732-842-8685).Small Business Resourceswww.usa.gov/businessLearn the steps to start and grow a small business at USA.gov’s Small Business website. The platform features hand-picked government websites helpful to small business owners. Learn about business taxes and incentives, financing a business, importing and exporting, federal government contracting, state business resources and more. The website also provides information on a wide range of programs and services to help veterans, women, minorities and the economically disadvantaged start or grow a business.last_img read more

first_imgWheeltags has announced a new series of designs for cyclists and triathletes alike to tag their ride and Roll with Styleâ„¢.“After our initial launch with Series One, we received amazing feedback from customers and fellow cyclists. They gave us some great design ideas and we decided to roll forward with a new series, just in time for the spring riding season. With some patriotic influenced designs to Asian dragons, we had a great time working on these new designs, adding in bolder colors and even the new 25mm tag size, to fit the popular 38mm rims we felt was overlooked in our Series One launch” said Kevin Koval, Sales Director and one of the founding three members of Wheeltagsâ„¢.The Wheeltagsâ„¢ brand was inspired by the vibrant imagery and evolving art form of graffiti and the artists’ stylized signatures, or “tags”. Encouraging cyclists to put their own signatures on their rides, Wheeltagsâ„¢ launched with “Series One” in the spring of 2008 and the new Series Two helps to round out the longer term product development plans.Hit ‘more’ for pics of additional styles… Wheeltagsâ„¢ were designed to be compatible with various wheel materials, rim depths and are flexible enough to conform to dimpled rims. The Wheeltagsâ„¢ are sold by the wheel in two different application options which allow the customer to create two different types of affects, as well as tremendous creative freedom across their bike. The installation of a set of tags on one wheel is no more time consuming than changing a flat and instructions are included with each Wheeltagsâ„¢ order, as well as a small tool to help with the process. An online video of an installation is also available on the Wheeltagsâ„¢ website. Weighing only 2g* PER tag (for the 38mm), cyclists concerned about additional weight can make educated application decisions accordingly. Sizes are based on minimum rim depth and an easy to read size chart is available on Wheeltags.com to help riders select the correct size for their wheels, regardless of brand. Clinchers and tubulars alike can have Wheeltagsâ„¢ applied to their rims.Wheeltags are now available in 16mm, 25mm, 38mm, 60mm and disc sizes, with retail prices starting at $38 (US). Series Two and Series One can be purchased on www.wheeltags.comlast_img read more

first_imgIn addition to yesterday’s big tease, Smith were showing two new models from their Performance sunglass line.  Joining the excellent Pivlock V2 are the new half-frame Approach / Approch max and the full-frame Pivlock Overdrive.The Pivlock Overdrive is the company’s new trail flagship.  Combining the easy lens exchange of the Pivlock with a full-frame design required a re-think of the mechanism- and resulted in the slick setup shown above.  Like the Pivlock V2, the Overdrive has a 2-position nosepiece and comes with Smith’s usual three sets of lenses.  The new model’s temples have also been reworked and shortened in order to play better with helmet retention systems on smaller riders’ heads.  Because of the glasses’ complexity, the Pivlock Overdrives will come in around $240.In a refresh of the classic style, the Approach and larger Approach Max are half-frame glasses that work well in both cycling and casual settings.  The 2-position nosepieces make another appearance here, fitting a wide range of faces and allowing for more ventilation on the dirt or a closer fit on the road.  The usual three lenses are included for $160- as is Smith’s excellent warranty support.www.smithoptics.comlast_img read more

first_imgInside width is 14mm, which made our 23c Bontrager R3 tire bulge to 24mm at about 90-110psi. To be fair, we haven’t measured this tire’s width on any other rims, so it could be that the tire itself is a bit wider than claimed, but it’s within 1mm of labeled size. Speaking of the rim, it’s a fairly standard “V” shaped aero rim, nothing too fancy, and it’s made for I9 in Asia.One of the most frequent questions we got as soon as we unboxed them was about their sound. Yes, they sound just as bad ass as their mountain bike hubs. Our first video did a sound check out of the box, this one (above) is with tires and mounted on a bike. On the road, we’ve noticed that they’re slightly less noisy now but still have that trademark “whine”. (Tyler: I’ve noticed that my MTB I9 hubs have also quieted down quite a bit since I got them with no loss in performance, so I don’t think it’s wear) EVAN’S REVIEW:Let me start by saying that this is one appealing and almost arousing wheelset. 30mm deep, silver aero rims, silver Sapim CX Ray spokes and I9’s very own precision hubs, also in silver. These wheels look as sharp as a Samurai’s sword.My testing consisted of flat to rolling rides here in Greensboro, NC, and also some steep, pitched mountainous stuff in and around Asheville. They were wrapped with Bontrager R4’s and mounted on my BH G5 with a SRAM Red cassette.Going into the testing of these wheels I was excited about getting to try out some of I9’s road wheel making prowess. We all know that Industry Nine makes killer mountain bike wheels but hey, hairy legs can’t always find home in the land of the shaven and vice versa. At times there is chemistry and in other instances, flops.Bikerumor was the first to lay hands on this wheelset, so I was getting on a never ridden set of i30’s…..sweet! They were strikingly true out of the box and the only thing left up to me was to throw some tires and a cassette on and pedal! My first ride out was a mainly flat one with a firm breeze and some of my first impressions were: these wheels roll like butter, they beg for you to keep hammering them from start to finish. The 30mm rim glides smoothly through the air, and they are confidently stable through turns, bumps and climbs up light rollers. What I started noticing and liked about this wheelset was its predictability and the fact that it kept delivering a consistent ride performance.What about the mountains you ask? Well, I took these wheels to the hills to try and absolutely punish them and ride the hound out of them. I tried sprinting up most every mountain I encountered and barreled down the other side….more of the same out of the i30’s. Predictability and a high quality ride. It really was astounding; these wheels are just so primo throughout a whole host of riding. Sure, they may not be at the precipice of every riding facet but, they receive high marks from me across the board as an all around performer. They are a light, have favorable aerodynamic qualities and the exceptional build quality people have come to expect from Industry Nine.I will sum up with the following: For an aluminum clincher wheelset that you can rely on day in and day out and all the while have a blast riding, these i30 getups will hook you up with satisfaction. Take them anywhere and do anything.TYLER’S REVIEW:Two disclaimers on my comments: First, I had only limited time on these wheels – Evan definitely got the best of this review. And yes, I’m jealous. Second, I’m a fan of I9. After visiting their factory and seeing how the hubs and spokes are made, I ended up getting a pair of their 29er mountain bike wheels laced up with Stan’s rims and love them. I’ve raced them at the Breck Epic and in a few six hour races among other things. So I had some pretty high expectations for their road wheels based on the design and their reputation for quality.For the most part, they didn’t disappoint. As anticipated, the quality of the build was fantastic. As of the last ride on them a couple days before posting this review, they’re still perfectly true, and we’ve performed exactly zero maintenance on them.Ride impressions: I’m much taller than Evan and about 35 pounds heavier, yet I’d second his opinion on their stiffness. Coming into corners hot, I didn’t notice any brake rub, flex or steering inaccuracies. I could whip the bike back and forth for dotted line slaloms and the wheels always kept up. I didn’t notice any flex under power, even on all-out county line sprints.I’d also agree on their cruising prowess. Once at speed, they’ll just roll and roll with the best of them. On a group ride they should serve you well keeping up with or pulling the pack. I didn’t have any crosswinds on my time with them, but in a straight line, they fly.The only issue I had with them was the rims. While the aerodynamics seem fine and they’re strong enough to take our abuse without losing their shape in the slightest, they just feel a little dead. Maybe I’m spoiled by some of the other lightweight wheels we’ve got in on review, but they don’t snap to attention when you jump to attack. That means you may have to put a bit more effort into sudden accelerations, and compared to something with a lighter rim, they don’t dance up the climbs.All that said, they’re an excellent set of wheels that should serve most riders well. And they look stunning, with a classic/modern silver that classes up any bike.  For the climbers and sprinters, or those with a bit more coin to spare, there are a number of other rim options built with the same hubs and spokes. Either way, the heart and soul of Industry Nine’s wheels are the hubs (and for MTB, the spokes), and they’re absolutely worth the money in our opinion.VERDICT:Industry Nine’s i30 road wheels are a great all-around wheelset that should serve the majority of roadies well. They’re smooth, stiff and roll easily. If our past experience with I9 holds true, they should also last you a good long time. For the price and weight, they’re on par with similar wheelsets, but with I9 you have a wide range of color options for the hubs and a choice of silver, black or white rims, giving you quite a few extra degrees of customization.As an aside, Jacob at I9 said many of them have raced cyclocross on their i25 wheelset (same hubs/spokes but with HED C2 rims) and he said there’s no issue or warranty concern with running these for ‘cross. This makes them a solid year-round wheelset, and the deeper V of the i30 may actually give it an edge in the muck. This is something we’ll test in the future if possible and update accordingly. Industry Nine originally introduced their road wheels a couple years back as the Id and Ego, both of which used their proprietary aluminum spokes…but they never made it into full production because of a few issues with spoke breakage due to the particular stresses of road riding.Then, last year, we broke the exclusive first look at these new road wheels and I9 went to work getting them into production. We’ve had our test set for a few months, mostly under Evan’s short but powerful legs, and, should you like what you read here, you’ll be pleased to know they’re finally in full production and stocked. Jump past the break for a full review…TECH SPECS:center_img For more photos, check out our First Look post here. The official specs are:FRONT: 17mm oversized axle, Ultra low profile design, 78 grams (claimed)REAR: 15mm oversized axle, stacked flange design, 240 grams (claimed)DRIVER: 39 tooth drive ring, 3 pawl mechanism, 9 degree engagementSPOKES: Sapim X-rayRIM: i30 Rim, 30mm deep Niobium enhanced alloy, 450 grams (claimed)WEIGHT: 1450 grams (claimed)PRICE: $950.00 USDOPTIONS: Ceramic bearings and Campagnolo freehubs are availableOur test set (with rim tape) came in at 610g (F) and 840g (R) for a total of 1,450g, exactly what they claim.Rim width at the brake track’s widest point is 18mm and a couple of hairs. If I had to guess, I’d put it at 18.2mm. That’s pretty narrow, but tire installation was fairly easy and as shown below, it kept the tire’s actual mounted width pretty close to claimed:last_img read more

first_img The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.Waitress composer Sara Bareilles steps into her show as Jenna at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre this week, and fans have been hyped up to see the Grammy and Tony nominee don the apron. With Bareilles moving from behind the piano into the spotlight, we want to know which other songwriters (of a current Broadway musical) you would want to see perform in their own creation. Lin-Manuel Miranda has done it twice, earning Tony noms for his performances in both In the Heights and Hamilton. The Great Comet’s Dave Malloy played Pierre in the original Ars Nova presentation in 2012 and again in 2013; he’ll also play select performances this spring. Now Bareilles has joined the ranks! So, whom do you want to see take the stage? Broadway.com Content Producer Matt Rodin got this challenge started with his top 10. Your turn to choose!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com! View Comments (Photo: Chad Batka, Joan Marcus & Josh Lehrer) last_img read more

first_img View Comments Broadway alum Davis Gaines will play Joseph Pulitzer, replacing the previously announced Jeff McCarthy, in the Muny’s production of Newsies, starring Jay Armstrong Johnson as Jack Kelly, set for the St. Louis outdoor venue from August 7-13. Chris Bailey directs and choreographs.The musical’s ensemble will include Jordan Beall, Kyle Coffman, Beth Crandall, Dean Andre deLuna, Sam Faulkner, Damon J. Gillespie, Gary Glasgow, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Michael Hoey, Curtis Holland, Phillip Johnson-Richardson, Alex Larson, Alex Hayden Miller, Ben Nordstrom, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Jack Sippel, Brendon Stimson, Daryl Tofa, Matthew Wiercinski and Thad Turner Wilson.As previously announced, the production will also include Tessa Grady as Katherine Plumber, Ta’Rea Campbell as Medda Larkin, Daniel Quadrino as Crutchie, Spencer Davis Milford as Davey and Gabriel Cytron as Les.“This is a cast ready to ‘Seize the Day,’” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “The Muny premiere of Newsies is one of our most anticipated shows in years, and this amazing company is sure to deliver.”​Newsies will feature scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by John Lasiter and sound design by John Shivers. Music direction is by Michael Horsley. Jay Armstrong Johnson(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more