This Week’s Picks! Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel & More

first_imgGo Window Shopping with Idina MenzelNovember 24 at Beacon CourtIn most towns, the unveiling of the signature store’s holiday window is no big deal. You get appearances from the mayor, the (talent-free) glee club, and colossal indifference. New York is a different, much more entertaining story. So head to Bloomingdale’s, where Idina Menzel will songs from her latest album, Holiday Wishes, and other favorites. Please sing “Let It Go,” please sing “Let It Go…” Kristin Chenoweth Share a Memory with Alice RipleyNovember 25 at the Irish Repertory TheatreNew York is filled with holiday traditions: the tree at Rockefeller Center, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and the Giant Line to Go Ice Skating, just to name a few. How about something new? In the off-Broadway premiere of A Christmas Memory, the musical adaptation of Truman Capote’s beloved autobiographical short story, a young boy celebrates a special Christmas with his three eccentric cousins in 1933 Alabama. The production, running through January 4, stars Tony winner Alice Ripley. Click for tickets! View Comments See Kristin Chenoweth’s HomecomingNovember 28, check local listingsHere’s proof that PBS isn’t all reruns of The Lawrence Welk Show. The Tony-winning powerhouse sasses up public television in Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home, belting songs from Wicked, Glee, and The Phantom of the Opera with help from a 13-piece orchestra. Plus, there are special Broadway guests! The coolest part: Chenoweth performs in her hometown, Broken Arrow, OK, in a theatre named after her. Now that’s called winning at life. Idina Menzelcenter_img Star Files Partake in Peter Pan PatterNovember 26, check local listingsThanksgiving is a big day. Usually, rest is advised so you can eat double your body weight in candied yams and pretend to like football. Not tonight, because Allison Williams, star of the upcoming Peter Pan Live!, is scheduled to visit Late Night with Seth Meyers. You’d rather sleep than possibly hear stories about Christopher Walken or the secret club Williams is in with Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby? Priorities, people! Hit the Streets with Broadway’s BestNovember 27, check local listingsThe holidays are tough—Black Friday, cheesy holiday movies, awkward encounters with irritating relatives—so why not start with something pleasant? Specifically, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which starts at 77th St. and Central Park West and ends at Herald Square. It has everything: massive cartoon balloons, Santa’s first appearance, and performances from an array of Broadway shows, including On the Town, The Last Ship, and Side Show. Stay in or go out—you win either way! Hey you, making three kinds of stuffing to accommodate your Thanksgiving guests’ allergies! Back away from the gluten-free breadcrumbs and partake in all of the great theater events the city has to offer, including a new holiday musical, a classic parade and a shopping trip at Bloomingdale’s with Idina Menzel. Make way for this week’s picks!last_img read more

Mansion sale: Luxury homes still hot property in Noosa despite coronavirus concerns

first_imgThis house at 33 Witta Circle, Noosa Sound, has sold for $10m.A LUXURIOUS waterfront home in one of Noosa’s most tightly-held pockets has fetched $10 million in a sign the coronavirus crisis is yet to impact the high-end property market.The six-bedroom, four-bathroom property at 33 Witta Circle on Noosa Sound is the latest in a string of eight figure sales in the popular seaside retreat so far this year.Records were smashed when a jawdropping beachfront penthouse at 8 Noosa Court sold for a whopping $14 million last month. MORE: Luxury homes still hot property Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Coronavirus to drive lowest interest rates in Australian history Landlords, tenants confused over eviction moratorium Inside the house at 33 Witta Circle, Noosa Sound, which has sold for $10m.And selling agent Tom Offermann, principal of Tom Offermann Real Estate, does not see a slowdown happening due to COVID-19.In fact, Mr Offermann believes house hunters starved of choice in what has been a sellers’ market have been gifted an increase in buying opportunities. “Of course we are in unprecedented times, which every Australian is trying to navigate one day at a time, butit is important to bear in mind that real estate is a long-term investment and through times of hardship as well as prosperity, propertyhas emerged as the basis of all wealth,” Mr Offermann said.The front of the house at 33 Witta Circle, Noosa Sound, which has sold for $10m.“For buyers who have been starved of choice, there will be increased buying opportunities during this period of extreme measures we must all take to stay safe. “Our team has been busy working remotely since last week ready to help.”The sale of 33 Witta Circle was negotiated by Tom Offermann Real Estate’s Luke and Lauren Chen. The back deck and jetty at the house at 33 Witta Circle, Noosa Sound.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoIt’s their second sale in the street this year, setting a record for Noosa Sound as the first single allotment sale to reach eight figures — a far cry from the original land sale price of $12,000 in 1974.“We were deluged with inquiries and it’s fascinating how many well-known and highly successful people contacted us,” Mr Chen said. “The common attraction for them is that Witta Circle offers a waterfront lifestyle with boating options and it is only a couple of minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. “There is no other location that offers this. We had well over 100 inquiries, and many buyers who missed are waiting for the next opportunity.”Records show the property last sold for $3.35 million in 2014.Features include a two-storey glass foyer, polished concrete and timber finishes, an undercover outdoor terrace with a barbecue station, a timber jetty, a lap pool and a private beach.last_img read more

Another heart-break for Federer in bid for 21st grand slam title

first_imgBy Amy TenneryNEW YORK. USA (Reuters) – Fresh from a heart-breaking loss at the All-England Tennis Club, the abrupt end to Roger Federer’s U.S. Open on Tuesday raised questions whether the 38-year-old can deliver on a record-extending 21st Grand Slam title.Federer had hoped to shake off the agony of his most recent Wimbledon final, where the top prize slipped through his fingers and into the arms of frequent rival Novak Djokovic after he failed to convert two championship points.But unseeded Grigor Dimitrov thwarted the effort in Flushing Meadows in a five-set marathon, leaving a puzzled crowd to wonder if the Swiss will ever again hoist a Grand Slam trophy.“I don’t have the crystal ball. Do you?”, quipped the third seed, after a reporter asked if he expected to win another Grand Slam title at his age. “We never know. I hope so, of course. I think still it’s been a positive season. Disappointing now, but I’ll get back up, I’ll be all right.”He batted down suggestions that his Wimbledon performance this year played a role in his surprise U.S. Open upset.“I didn’t think of it. If you move on, it’s a thing of the past. I do remember playing good semis there, so it wasn’t bad. If I think of that, I’m, like, really happy,” he said.For Federer, nothing is out of the question – and not without precedent: The oldest man to win the U.S. Open title was Bill Larned, who was 38 years, 8 months and 3 days old when he triumphed. Of course, that was in 1911.And past precedent is likely little comfort for Federer, who laid out for reporters an aggressive schedule of future competition.“Laver Cup, Shanghai, Basel, maybe Paris, London. That’s the schedule for now. I don’t know if the team have other ideas or not,” said Federer. “I’m happy to get a bit of a break now, go back to practice, reassess and attack from there.”In four months, he’ll renew his effort to add to his Grand Slam coffers at the Australian Open, where he collected his last title in 2018. “(I have) got to take the losses. They’re part of the game,” said Federer. “Looking forward to family time and all that stuff, so… Life’s all right.”last_img read more