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In a small town along the Onkeenton River, a gentle rain starts to fall as the town gathers for breakfast at the café. From the pontificating mayor to the schoolgirl hastily preparing her assignment on dams, the rain is a reminder of past floods and a metaphor for the cycle of life. As the townspeople prepare to fight the rising waters, will their efforts save the town or will the river wash away more than just their homes? In the aftermath of the storm, lives will both be forever changed and remain the same. Featuring a score filled with folk sensibility and pop references, The Water highlights a tight-knit community dealing with everyday life on a floodplain, lived at a price and loved with a passion.

Selling Homes: The Mold Problem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

BALTIMORE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Mold is an ever constant worry for those looking at selling a property in the Maryland and Washington DC metropolitan area. When dealing with mold many homeowners either do not worry about it at all since it has possibly been there for a long period of time and has never effected them or a fear that it might sink the value of the property itself. Listing agents do not want to deal with mold issues, because it results in a lot of headaches, because buyers are always cautious about the development of health problems at a later especially with young children. However, there are preventive measures that can be done if you possibly find mold. One of the first things that could be done is testing. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum's Redesigned David H. Koch Plaza to Open to the Public, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new, completely redesigned David H. Koch Plaza will officially open to the public on today, September 10, after a major two-year reconstruction effort. The massive outdoor space—which runs along Fifth Avenue for four city blocks, the entire length of the Museum's landmark façade—now features completely new fountains, paving, lighting, allées and bosques of trees leading to the Museum's entrances from north and south, and seating areas for visitors. (more...)

MTC's THE COUNTRY HOUSE with Blythe Danner Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins previews tonight, September 9, and opens Thursday, October 2 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The Country House is produced in association with the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

URINETOWN The Musical Announces Special Charity Gala Performance, Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The splash hit and multi Tony award-winning musical Urinetown directed by Jamie Lloyd is proud to announce a special charity performance gala to support Water.org on Monday 20 October in London. In conjunction with Urinetown's West End transfer, the gala will introduce this new collaboration with Water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WAITING FOR OTHELLO and DESDEMONA: Two Plays, Two Acts, and One Hit
by Katricia Lang - Sep 9, 2014

The Trebuchet Players' production of DESDEMONA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF features top-notch acting and an emotional depth so luxurious you could get lost in it. Homegrown talent Bryan Maynard's silly, self-aware, but not self-serious, play WAITING FOR OTHELLO features equally talented performers and loads of humor. Both plays poke fun at ridiculous gender stereotypes while evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. (more...)

Sport Chalet Offers Essentials for National Yoga Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ National Yoga Month is not only for yoga enthusiasts, but for all athletes who seek to strengthen the mind, body and the spirit. Premier specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chaletencourages those who live and breathe an active lifestyle to practice yoga on a regular basis in order to stretch and heal muscles while channeling inner strength. (more...)

Freshwater Theatre's World Premiere THE MAN IN HER DREAMS to Open 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Freshwater Theatre Company opens its 2014-2015 season with the world premiere of The Man in Her Dreams, a brand new drama by 2013 Ivey Award winning playwright Katherine Glover, honored for her work in our festival Freshwater Goes Back to High School. The play began its life as a one-woman Fringe show titled Dead Wrong, which she toured internationally, and was selected for our first Fringe Consolation Remount in 2012. Katherine has expanded and re-imagined it as the brilliant full length, multi-character production we are excited to present this October. (more...)

Lebanon Community Theatre to Present DON'T DRINK THE WATER, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for the next production at the Lebanon Community Theatre. The Broadway comedy DON'T DRINK The Water will be presented October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM and October 5 & 12, 2014, at 2:30 PM. LCT is located at East Maple St and Theatre Dr, Lebanon, PA 17046. (more...)

Javier Gomez and Daniela Ryf Win the 2014 Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 in Quebec
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, Sept. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Shining through the beautiful surroundings of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec were Javier Gomez (ESP) and Daniela Ryf (SUI), as they captured the crown at the 2014 Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon. Gomez posted a winning time of 03:41:30 outdoing a men's field that saw the top 10 all finish within 10 minutes of each other. Ryf continued her dominant season with a winning time of 4:09:19. The race celebrated the first time the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has been held outside of the United States. (more...)

East Lynne to Host WITHIN THE LAW Post-Show Q&A, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet the cast of the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's "Within the Law" at the opening night after-show party at Aleathea's Restaurant on September 17th, another chance is to be had on Friday, September 26 at an after-show Q&A. It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask such questions as "why do they do what they do?" and "how does one find these scripts?" (more...)

'ENTER LAUGHING', DanceBrazil, POTTED POTTER and More Set for Wallis Annenberg Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces its theater, music, dance, lectures and Theater for Young Audiences programming for the 2014-2015 Season, which begins October 7-19 with the Edinburgh-based Puppet State Theatre Company production of The Man Who Planted Trees in the Lovelace Studio Theater; and in the Bram Goldsmith Theater a new lecture series in partnership with Writers Bloc, presenting a conversation with Leon Panetta on October 15 and Marsalis Well Tempered: An Evening with Branford Marsalis featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on October 16. (more...)

BWW Recap: Robin Hood to the Rescue in This Week's DOCTOR WHO
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 6, 2014

On this week's episode of DOCTOR WHO we have more robots, gold powered ships, and Robin Hood! Don't continue reading, however, if you have yet to watch “Robot of Sherwood,” because there are major SPOILERS below. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paige Davis - Life's Dancing Lessons
by Guest Blogger: Paige Davis - Sep 5, 2014

I had intended this to be the blog entry I'd post immediately following the closing of Dancing Lessons, the play I just finished at Barrington Stage Company, but then the #IceBucketChallenge kind of took the spotlight on that day. Hard to top that moment! But now I can circle back. (more...)

Sharon Kleyne Discusses Recent Article About California's Worst Ever Drought
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

As the worst and longest drought in California history deepens, residents may wonder, is California destined to become another Somalia or Kenya? Both East African nations have experienced drought that has destroyed much of the economic base and killed thousands of people through dehydration and famine. According to water advocate Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show, despite recent dire warnings to the contrary*, this probably won't happen. It isn't too late to rescue either California or East Africa, says Kleyne. (more...)

Holmes Smart Humidifier Enabled with WeMo Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The WeMo-enabled humidifier allows users to easily check and maintain optimum humidity levels, set schedules, and receive alerts and reminders through the WeMo app. The WeMo app also sends low water and filter replacement notifications and even allows users to purchase new filters through an in-app purchase for care-free maintenance. The humidifier works with the entire WeMo product ecosystem, which allows users to program custom settings and actions through the same app as their other WeMo devices and lighting solutions. For example, set the bedroom lights to turn off and the humidifier to turn on at the same time every evening to simplify nighttime routines. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, September 5, 2014
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Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, September 5, 2014! (more...)

First Time Ever: Underwater 4K Resolution Broadcasting with a Smartphone & HDBaseT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The dive will take place during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the annual “Eilat Red Sea International Underwater Photo Competition.” The dive will be photographed by two high-definition Panasonic cameras (and distributed by Satlink), and also by a 4K-enabled smartphone. To deliver the live feed from the smartphone to the surface, an HDBaseT transmitter will be connected to a receiver over a simple LAN cable to be uploaded live on YouTube. No other solution in the market today can transmit 4K video transmissions over the long distances required for underwater broadcasting. (more...)

MTC Will Bring Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY to New York Following Chicago Run; Joe Mantello to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced Manhattan Theatre Club will present the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of AIRLINE HIGHWAY, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

King Brings Latest Casual Gaming 'Gem' To Mobile With The Launch Of The Delightful Digging Adventure 'Diamond Digger Saga'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

LONDONand NEW YORK, Sept. 3,2014 /PRNewswire/ Can you dig it?King Digital Entertainment plc (NYSE: KING), a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world and creator of global sensations Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga, will entice more casual gamers to 'mine' for fun as it launches its delightful digging adventure Diamond Digger Saga. In Diamond Digger Saga, players will blast, dig and explore their way through dozens of dazzlingly vibrant underground worlds where they must complete a variety of stages in this level based puzzle game, unearthing an assortment of colourful jewels and other special treasures. A true gaming 'gem,' Diamond Digger Saga is now available to download for free across iOS and Google Android platforms. (more...)

Sony Introduces Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact - the World's Slimmest and Lightest Compact Tablet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

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Soho Rep & PlayCo to Present GENERATIONS, 9/30-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe). (more...)

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Set to Release 'Clarity: Music of Clare Fischer'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The richly harmonic, deeply melodic music of pianist and composer/arranger Clare Fischer (1928-2012) has proven to be fertile terrain for many jazz and pop artists over the last half-century. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC on CBS - Saturday, September 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 13, 2014! (more...)

BWW Recap: HOUDINI You Think You Are?
by Meg Wood - Sep 2, 2014

Harry Houdini – America's premier Escape Artist, Showman extraordinaire, potentially a template for that most American of literary creations, the Superhero, and, if you believe the premise of the current miniseries on The History Channel, a person psychologically addicted to running away from his own person and reality. HOUDINI, the two-parter that began Monday night and concludes on Tuesday on the History Channel, is based on a psychiatrist's biography of the great performer, which was subtitled “A Mind in Chains.” However, from the show and from its star Adrien Brody's, portrayal, he was less a man in chains than a man on the run. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEST OF ENEMIES Enlightens as It Entertains
by Joseph Baker - Sep 2, 2014

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Circuit Playhouse's production of Mark St. Germain's BEST OF ENEMIES - a civics lesson or an evening at the theatre. As I settled into my seat and gazed at the essentially bare set (a few platforms and chairs), I listened to bits and snatches of speeches and recollections by the likes of Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, and 'ordinary' people affected by the changes wrought by Civil Rights legislation and, in particular, the desegregation of schools. While waiting for the play to begin, I recalled just having seen MARY POPPINS last weekend at Playhouse on the Square; I thought of 'Just a Spoonful of Sugar' making the medicine go down - and considered Playhouse's crowd-pleasing musical version of John Waters' HAIRSPRAY, which drew theatre-hungry crowds just a few weeks ago. Waters, I thought, had the right idea: The seriousness of racial injustice was made delightfully palatable by the sweetness and humor of the songs in that show. I dreaded what was to follow. However, like the main characters of the play I was about to see, I had my own misconceptions, for BEST OF ENEMIES held many surprises for me - and all of them good. (more...)

March and Read for Environmental Justice with The UUA Bookstore
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

UUs from across the country are gathering in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, for the People's Climate March, the largest climate march in history to demand our world leaders take action on the growing climate crisis. Your UUA Bookstore offers you and your congregation books on this important issue. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lena Hall Talks Tony Award, HEDWIG, and The Deafening
by David Clarke - Sep 19, 2014

Exciting. Electric. Exhilarating. Rocking. Phenomenal. All of these words have been used to describe HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. And, one of Broadway's hottest talents is helping to ensure that these adjectives are justified. The incomparably charming and charismatic Tony Award Winner Lena Hall, co-starring as Yitzhak, recently talked to me about her Tony win, HEDWIG, and her band, The Deafening. (more...)

SPEEDO NORTH AMERICA Launches 'Speedo Fit' Fitness App
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

SPEEDO NORTH AMERICA today unveiled Speedo Fit, a new fitness app and companion website, designed to help swimmers of all levels set and reach their swim - and fitness - goals by providing platforms for motivation, guidance and community. (more...)

Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson to Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

I HEAR VOICES: SONGS FOR PSYCHOSIS, a benefit concert with proceeds going to Medicinal Missions, produced by Kevin Field and Adam Kern with music direction by Kevin Field and Bryan Blaskie, is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater to Premiere OCEAN'S SKIN at Brisbane Festival, Sept 23-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 27, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre will present the world premiere of Ocean's Skin, in partnership with Topology Music, for free performances at the Brisbane Festival in South Brisbane, Australia. Ocean's Skin is the creation of Artistic Director/Choreographer, Heidi Duckler, based in Los Angeles, and Topology Music's Composer/Musical Director, John Babbage, based in Australia. The piece reflects their fascination with the sounds and life-forms of the heavens and seas. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

ROB MACHADO Foundation Announces Benefit Concerts for November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Rob Machado Foundation founded by legendary surfer, environmental activist and musician Rob Machado - is partnering once again with The Belly Up in San Diego, CA for its annual benefit concert. Tickets sold out so quickly for the foundation's 2012 and 2013 concerts that Machado has made plans for the 2014 event to take place over the course of two consecutive nights - November 10 & 11. (more...)

Eden Group Offering New Residential Flats for Sale in Kolkata at Competitive Prices
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Real estate in the city of Kolkata is very promising and offers an array of opportunities. Eden Group, a frontline real estate & property developer and builder, has done exceptionally well in expanding the horizons of real estate sector and providing quality accommodation to those who wish to dwell and set up a commercial facility in the city of joy. It has an array of properties for sale that adheres to the diverse accommodation needs and aspirations of people to a nicety. (more...)

Water Treatment Chemicals Market by Application and Type Projected to 15.3 Million Lbs by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The report "Water Treatment Chemicals Market By Type (Coagulants & Flocculants, Corrosion Inhibitor, Scale Inhibitors, Biocides, Chelating Agents, Anti-foaming Agents, pH Adjusters & Others) & Application (Industrial & Municipal) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global water treatment chemicals market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue and consumption. The Water treatment chemicals market consumption will grow from an estimated 12.8 billion lbs in 2013 to 15.3 billion lbs by 2018, with a CAGR of 3.5% from 2013 to 2018. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Perform VOICES OF LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, launches the 2014|15 season, its 51st, with a spectacular multi-faceted cinematic and aural event featuring the Walt Disney Concert Hall premiere of Richard Einhorn's "brilliantly effective" (Washington Post) 1994 work Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc, inspired by and performed live to the 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Einhorn's evocative piece, written for orchestra, chorus and soloists, provides a haunting backdrop to the rarely seen restored version of Carl Dreyer's cinematic masterpiece, considered by many critics to be among the top films ever made. (more...)

Barbara Segal Exhibit On View 9/30-10/25 at Blue Mountain Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Barbara Segal's exhibition “Along the Bay” will be on view at the Blue Mountain Gallery from September 30 to October 25, 2014. This is her second solo show at the gallery. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 2nd from 6 to 8 pm. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, September 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 11, 2014

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, September 12, 2014! (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS to Reopen in North Hollywood 9/13 Before NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The hit show Smoke and Mirrors created by and starring noted actor and lifetime Magic Castle member, Albie Selznick returns due to popular demand with new, spellbinding illusions and a darker, more poignant storyline under the recent inclusion of acclaimed director David Schweizer. Set to run in NYC in 2015, this limited engagement is the last opportunity to see L.A.'s most beloved theatrical-magical show before it disappears for its Off-Broadway premiere. The magic begins again at the Road on Lankershim in North Hollywood on Sept. 13 through Nov. 2. (more...)

Food From Family Farms Stars at Farm Aid 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Farm Aid 2014, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sept. 13, will bring together an all-star lineup and more than 20,000 fans to shine a spotlight on good food and family farmers. (more...)

Skywell Brings Air Water To Southern California Businesses As Sustainable Alternative To Conventional Water Sources
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Imagine filling your glass with clean, fresh drinking water made from the air. While it may sound like science fiction, a new Los Angeles-based company, Skywell LLC, is making it a reality in Southern California. In the midst of the region's worst drought in history, The Water-technology company is rolling out a series of products that create air water, a new source of water to the business and office communities throughout Southern California in Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. (more...)

Annenberg Space For Photography Announces Sink Or Swim: Designing For A Sea Change Featuring Works By Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes And Paula Bronstein
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Annenberg Space for Photography announces Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change, on view from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015. Sink or Swim explores the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world's coastal communities. Rather than showing pristine architectural photography, the photographs present viewers with various human responses to changes in their landscapes due to sea level rise. Sink or Swim aims to foster critical dialogue through the provocative juxtaposition of diverse responses to a challenge shared by millions worldwide. (more...)

Camerimage Film Festival to Commemorate Late Jerzy Lipman
by Movies News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that the late Polish cinematographer Jerzy Lipman will be celebrated at this year's Festival as part of the special “Remembering the Masters” series. (more...)

Nexia's Next Slide the City Event: Los Angeles, California -- September 28, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -  Nexia Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NXHD), parent company of Slide the City, LLC, is proud to announce that its next Slide the City™ event is set to be held in downtown Los Angeles, California on September 28, 2014 from noon until five pm, with extended hours for our VIP Sliders. Our last event in Boise, Idaho attracted over 3,000 participants and international news coverage. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, September 12, 2014
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Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, September 12, 2014! (more...)

Hybrid Technology And Interactive Attractions Headline Next Season's Thrills At Six Flags
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, today announced thrilling new offerings for each of its 18 parks for 2015. The upcoming season will include unique, one-of-a-kind attractions, sophisticated new interactive dark rides and, in signature Six Flags fashion, a selection of world-record-breaking rides from coast to coast. (more...)

Labor Day Weekend Forecast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) The last big weekend of the summer is rapidly approaching. Luckily, the marine forecast for much of the country is looking bright, but it's always best to know before you go. To help recreational boaters plan their Labor Day Weekend adventures, the marine forecasters at Buoyweather.com put together a short synopsis of what to expect on The Water. As always, monitor your local waters via Buoyweather.com before you leave the dock. West Coast Offshore high pressure will interact with inland troughing/low pressure to set up moderate to fresh NW winds off much of the West Coast through the holiday weekend. Lighter and more variable winds are expected for some nearshore areas at times, especially inside the Southern California Bight during the mornings as well as portions of the Pacific Northwest. The current large S/SE swell from Hurricane Marie that is impacting portions of California will be on the decline. East Coast Hurricane Cristobal will move out to sea this weekend and its lingering swell will ease into the holiday weekend. A high pressure will gradually slide offshore through Saturday and Sunday setting up increasing S/SW winds and short-period seas for exposed waters. A cold front will approach New England on Labor Day — be sure to check updates on Buoyweather to see how this may impact local boating conditions. Gulf Coast A high pressure from the Atlantic will extend over the Gulf of Mexico, producing mainly moderate ESE/SE winds over the Gulf, though there will be some pockets of stronger winds/seas in places. It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the tropics this time of the year as well. Florida Offshore high pressure will take control of the weather pattern leading to mainly light S/SE to variable morning winds with increasing sea breezes in the afternoon. A bit stronger eastern winds are expected in South Florida though. In addition, the recent elevated seas the Sunshine State has experienced will come down a bit through the weekend. Caribbean Mainly moderate to fresh trade winds expected, but all eyes will be on a tropical wave moving through the region for potential development. The tropical wave will likely bring unsettled weather to portions of the Caribbean over the weekend. In addition, stronger trade winds and short-period seas are likely north of Colombia per normal. Hawaii Light to moderate trade winds (5 to 15 knots) are expected for much of the weekend. The trades will be lightest during the morning hours. We are looking for a decent sized swell from Hurricane Marie to reach east/northeast exposed shores on Friday before easing through the weekend. A modest long-period southern hemisphere swell will also produce occasional hazards near south-facing shores, especially near harbor entrances/inlets. Great Lakes A front will approach on Friday, setting up moderate to strong S winds for Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Superior while a bit lighter winds are forecasted for Lakes Erie and Ontario. A complex frontal system will set up highly variable and at times shifting winds for the region for Saturday and Sunday, before increasing S winds develop over the western lakes again on Labor Day. Overall, lots of changes expected for the Great Lakes with potential for showers/thunderstorms at times so please monitor the forecasts closely. For up-to-the-minute marine forecasts, visit buoyweather.com or download the free Buoyweather app via iTunes or Google Play. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

STAR ZoneScan Automated Leak-Detection Technology from Aclara Pinpoints Water Main Leaks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ News about disruptions caused by broken water mains and the impact of daily water loss due to America's aging and leaking water infrastructure has captured headlines coast to coast. Aclara , a leader in smart infrastructure technology for water, gas and electric utilities, has developed STAR ZoneScan, an advanced automated detection system that can pinpoint underground leaks in water mains to within just three feet by collecting and analyzing acoustic data, thus helping to speed repair and identify trouble spots before they become major problems. (more...)

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