The coin was the first ever UK 50p to show both date and denomination on the obverse. It was designed by artist Tom Phillips and features the words 'blow bugle blow' and 'set the wild echoes flying' as well as the composer’s name in a stave - a reference to his iconic works. … [Read more...] about Most valuable and rare 50p coins in circulation – it’s time to check your change
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The problems for theaters and concert halls - ventilation systems in need of updating, cramped quarters for artists and other workers in backstage areas, a lack of specific federal guidance about what safety measures are required, and a host of other issues - are bedeviling the path back for the purveyors of some of the world's premier venues and attractions. Some of Broadway's theaters, such as the Belasco and Lyceum, date back to just after the turn of the 20th century, with narrow passageways and dressing rooms, sometimes shared, that are more like closets. An actor's quick costume change in a tiny nook backstage can require two or even three assistants, all breathing in the same few cubic feet of oxygen. … [Read more...] about New York City can’t rebound without Broadway. And Broadway’s road back is uncertain.
Carter was born and raised in Baton Rouge, and, aside from a five-year stint in the Air Force, he's spent his entire life in the parish. He attended LSU, where he had his first taste of politics as student body president, and later worked for the university's Athletic Department, first as a tennis coach and then as assistant athletic director. He also owned a sporting goods store and, for two decades, ran a tennis camp for kids. … [Read more...] about Steve Carter, candidate for mayor-president, says Baton Rouge government needs an implosion