Lin-Manuel Miranda on Bringing Hamilton to the People

first_img Related Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash Hamilton has nabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, 11 Audience Choice Awards and even a Pulitzer Prize for its mastermind and title star. Hamilton’s headmaster recently sat down on Good Morning America to discuss his dedication to bringing in nearly 20,000 high school students to see the show for #EduHam. “Hamilton is the jumping off point for [students] to engage with history on a deeper level,” he said. The young, scrappy and hungry Miranda also said he hopes to bring the historical hit to the big screen—but not for a while. “I worked seven years to make this thing a piece of theater,” he said. “I’m in no rush.” Watch the full interview below! from $149.00 Star Files Lin-Manuel Mirandacenter_img View Comments Hamilton Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

All fired up? 3 easy ways to tame your temper

first_imgBecause we are all human, we often experience a wide range of emotions. It’s okay to go with your feelings, as long as they don’t completely cloud your judgment. When your temper turns up, rational decision-making often goes out the window. Consider these three tricks for cooling off that hot temper.Walk awayIf you feel your blood pressure rising, the most effective action you can take is to step away from what’s causing you stress. Whether it’s a confrontation with a coworker or just something that is challenging you, leave things where they are and change the scenery. This will help clear your thoughts and get you in a more sensible state of mind.ReassessOnce your emotions are in check, think about why the person or situation caused you grief. Were you in the wrong and felt defensive or were you being too impatient? Chances are if you don’t deal with why you felt fired up, you will have the same reactions down the road. So, think about how you can approach things differently to come to a different (more positive) outcome.Let goIt is never a good idea to hold a grudge because harboring negativity will only cause continued tension. You don’t have to forget about what made your temper flare, but forgiving and moving on is incredibly powerful. So, take a walk, give it time, and move forward. 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Florida DOT Offering Free Coffee at Select Times and Rest Stops for Thanksgiving

first_imgThe Florida Department of Transportation is offering a little something to ease drivers’ travels and promote safety during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.If you are headed out of town and traveling on Florida’s Turnpike, Shell convenience stores at five Service Plazas will be offering a free pick-me-up in the form of hot coffee at select times.The Service Plazas include:-Turkey Lake in Orange County-Canoe Creek in Osceola County-Fort Drum in Okeechobee County-Fort Pierce in St. Lucie County-West Palm Beach in Palm Beach CountyTimes:-11 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 to 6 a.m., Thursday, November 28-11 p.m., Sunday, December 1 to 6 a.m., Monday, December 2Florida’s Turnpike is offering free coffee at the Shell convenience stores or in the lobby of our Service Plazas during specific peak Thanksgiving travel periods. More: #FocusOnDrivingFL #ArriveAlive #StateFarmRoadRangers #AssistPatrol @FLHSMV— Florida’s Turnpike (@FloridaTurnpike) November 26, 2019 FDOT adds that the normal morning and afternoon rush-hour periods of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. may be congested with holiday travelers as well as local commuters on their way to work. With that in mind, the agency encourages motorists to schedule their travel away from those peak hours.last_img read more

Driver crashes into Delray Beach church

first_imgFortunately, the driver was not hurt, and the church was not occupied when the accident happened. Police are investigating an incident after a driver lost control and crashed into a Church.According to Delray Beach Fire Rescue, a man trying attempting to go around a roundabout ended up driving into a wall at Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church.last_img

Hundreds of Alleged Arsonists Arrested for Starting Australia Wildfires

first_imgMore than 180 alleged arsonists have been arrested since the start of the Australian bushfire season, with 29 blazes deliberately lit just three months.Rain is bringing some relief from the fires but 25 people have died, 20 million acres have burned and a half billion animals have died.The Shoalhaven fires were lit between July and September last year, with Kempsey recording 27 deliberately lit fires, NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics and Research data shows.Police arrested 183 people for lighting bushfires across Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in the past few months. NSW police data shows 183 people have been charged or cautioned for bushfire-related offences since November 8, and 24 arrested for deliberately starting bushfires.Queensland police say 101 people have been picked up for setting fires in the bush, 32 adults and 69 juveniles.In Tasmania, where fires have sprung up in the north of the state and outside Hobart, five were caught setting fire to vegetation. Victoria reported 43 charged for 2019.last_img read more

Teen Dies After Mom Crashes into Trees While Fleeing from FHP

first_imgA 15-year-old Georgia girl is dead and her sister and mother are recovering, after their car crashed into trees along I-75 in north Florida on Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.An FHP trooper clocked the vehicle, which was being driven by 34-year-old Cinceria Cooke of Atlanta, at 103 mph as it headed north on the highway near White Springs. The trooper began following the vehicle, which was passing cars on the shoulder and driving recklessly.The incident report states that Cooke abruptly exited the interstate, before returning onto it. She refused to stop for either of the marked patrol cars and tried to leave the highway again, but lost control and slammed into several pine trees that line the shoulder of the road.Cooke’s daughter, Aniyah Bynes, died at the scene. Her other daughter, 17-year-old Clexia Bynes, suffered minor injuries, while Cooke was taken to UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition.It is unknown whether alcohol was a factor, as the investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Broward Firefighter Accused of Attempted Murder

first_imgA lieutenant with the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department was arrested Thursday morning on an attempted murder charge.Lorne Brown allegedly fired a gun into a car, hitting a man at a neighborhood block party in Cooper City last weekend. Authorities say the man who was shot, 22-year-old Simeon Brown, survived.At about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Simeon Brown drove through a neighborhood near Southwest 91st Terrace and Southwest 52nd Court. He then turned down a road that was blocked with cones, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Brown’s friend was following in another car, and they both drove around the cones through the block party, the Sheriff’s Office says.An argument ensued between neighbors in the street and the men in the cars. One of the neighbors kicked one of the cars as they started driving away, according to the Sheriff’s Office.Simeon Brown and his friend later returned to the block party, where the neighbors and fire lieutenant Brown had their firearms drawn.The people in the street ordered the men to get out of the car, the Sheriff’s Office says. Shortly thereafter, Lorne Brown shot into the car, striking Simeon Brown in the arm.Despite being hit, the victim continued driving through the block party, hit a few cars, and then stopped in a yard. The Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue took him to a hospital.Lorne Brown was processed into the Broward Main Jail on Thursday morning. He is facing charges of premeditated attempted first-degree murder, shooting into a vehicle and aggravated assault with a firearm.Records show that Margate’s commission recognized Lorne Brown last summer for his 15 years of service with the agency.He has been suspended with pay from the fire department.last_img read more