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Let’s Get This Guy in Front of a Crowd! Fans Loved Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moving Speech

first_img This year’s Tony Awards ceremony was dedicated to all those affected by the horrific tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and your top speech-makers paid their respects to the victims. Love and strength were the central messages of the fan favorite acceptance speeches on Broadway’s biggest night in 2016. Check out your picks below! from $149.00 Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) View Comments 3. Renée Elise Goldsberry, Featured Actress in a Musical—9%Renée Elise Goldsberry’s first Tony nom was followed up with a win, and fans were beyond satisfied with her heartfelt speech. Though the Schuyler sister works it in Broadway’s hottest ticket in town, she told the crowd that her most treasured blessing is her supportive family. “Hamilton has been one once-in-a-lifetime moment after another, and still the best moment of every day is going home at night to my husband. Alexis, I love you so much,” she said. “I have spent the last 10 years of my life, what some would consider the life blood of a woman’s career just trying to have children, and I get to testify in front of all of you that the lord gave me Benjamin and Brielle and then he still gave me this.” It’s all well-deserved, Renée!  2. Frank Langella, Leading Actor in a Play—12%The 2016 Tonys marked Langella’s fourth trip to the podium to accept the prestigious award. His masterful performance in The Father hits entirely too close to home, which he mentioned in his acceptance speech. “There really is no ‘late’ in an actor’s career. There’s just the journey, and there’s just now. So it’s rather ironic that I should be honored with this award for playing a man who’s losing his now. Who’s losing his reality, as my dear brother Andrew is at the moment,” Langella said. He went on to mention the events in Orlando, as opposed to thanking specific individuals for his Tony: “I found some words that I think will mean more to you than a litany of names,” he said. “When something bad happens, we have three choices: We let it define us. We let it destroy us. Or we let it strengthen us.” Langella’s words certainly gave strength during this difficult time. Bravo, Mr. Langella. 1. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Original Score—59%Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted his 2008 Tony for In the Heights and 2016 Grammy Award for Hamilton with a rap. For his first Tony of the night (he nabbed two, the other for Best Book), the star served up a sonnet. Like the muse for his game-changing musical, Miranda always wows with words, and this night was no exception. He started off by thanking his wife Vanessa Nadal; love was the central theme for Miranda, who touched on the attack in Orlando. “When senseless acts of tragedy remind us/That nothing here is promised, not one day,” he said. “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside/I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story/Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”  Related Showslast_img read more

Italy industrial output tumbles nearly 30% in March

first_imgItaly’s industrial production tumbled nearly 30 percent in March as the country shuttered many businesses to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the nation’s statistics agency said Monday.Production fell by 28.4 percent compared to February using seasonally adjusted figures and by 29.3 percent compared to March 2019 adjusting for the different number of working days, Istat said.Italy, home to the eurozone’s third-largest economy, has been hard-hit with almost 30,000 deaths due to the virus, with the economy shrinking 4.7 percent in the first quarter compared to a eurozone average of 3.8 percent.Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit by the pandemic, with the March industrial production figures impacted by a nationwide lockdown imposed from March 10 and all non-essential production being shut down since March 22, essentially paralysing the economy.Topics :last_img read more

Feel the beat

first_imgAlexander Singer of the Thornton School of Music’s Percussion Ensemble performs in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall as part of the ensemble’s performance Monday evening. Directed by Erik Forrester, an associate professor at Thornton, the Percussion Ensemble uses a wide range of both standard and exotic percussion instruments.James Watson | Daily Trojanlast_img

Waterford face anxious wait on key players

first_imgThe Waterford hurlers face an anxious wait to see if they’ll be without a number of key players for next month’s All-Ireland final with Galway.Austin Gleeson and Conor Gleeson are both in danger of missing the game, in what was the only low point of a historic semi-final win over Cork yesterday.Conor Gleeson was handed a straight red card for an off the ball incident, while footage appears to show current Hurler of the Year Austin Gleeson pulling the helmet of Cork’s Luke Meade. Photo © Tipp FM Waterford have already lost two players through suspension this year as a result of the rule, with Stephen Bennett and Tadhg de Burca missing the games against Offaly and the Rebels respectively.last_img read more


first_imgA ban on Donegal-based Spanish students crossing the border after the horrific Omagh bombing has been lifted for the first time in 15 years.Gonzalo Cavedo poses for a picture just seconds before the car containing the Omagh bomb explodes behind him.Two Spanish students were among the 29 people killed in the massacre on August 15th 1998.Students have continued to come from Spain to spend summers in Donegal but have never been allowed to cross the border into Northern Ireland. But this week small group of students have been allowed to visit the Peace Bridge in Derry.Fernando Blasco Baselga (12) and group leader Rocio Abad Ramos (23) were among the victims, along with Buncrana youngsters Shaun McLaughlin (12), James Barker (12) and eight-year-old Oran Doherty.Another Spanish visitor to Omagh on the day of the blast features in one of the most poignant images from the day.Gonzalo Cavedo was captured posing with a young child on his shoulders, completely unaware that in the red car just yards away was a 500lb bomb which seconds later would claim the lives of many in the picture and injure hundreds more. Mr Cavedo and the child survived, but the photographer was killed. Organiser Paula Helguero of the Donegal Centre scheme told the Belfast Telegraph that time has been a healer.“Families were worried that something could happen again. But time has been something of a healer and we thought we should return to the north, especially with the Year of Culture and with Derry looking so great.“We haven’t brought all the students together, but rather in groups of around 15 or 20.”In the years after the bombing, the Spanish students who stay with host families in Donegal were brought to Buncrana via Sligo rather than having to travel through Northern Ireland.Paula also revealed that her own niece was caught up in the bombing and was badly injured. However she made a full recovery and has since gone on tow work with Ryanair in Oslo.Paula and her students are planning to remember the bombing today by holding a special mass in Buncrana.DONEGAL STUDENTS MAKING TOUCHING RETURN TO NORTH AFTER OMAGH BOMB MASSACRE was last modified: August 16th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaOMagh bombingSpanishstudentslast_img read more