January 26

Geraldine Legay Rebert

first_img She was a supportive daughter and loved and cared for her mother, Juanita, with a strong determination to recover everything they had lost in the past. And the love she had for her grandchildren, Kolby, Kalen, and Camrynne, was never impacted by the distance between them; she was aggressively active and present in their lives and would have given her own life to protect them, and they loved her dearly.Geraldine lived life to the fullest, always smiling and loving on people with kind words, gifts, and food.She loved to laugh and always found ways to bring about laughter wherever she was. She never forgot a birthday or special day and continuously proved that family and close friends were the most important things to her.She always had the best advice, the biggest heart, the happiest smile, and the best food! The void that she leaves behind in the lives of a great many people is too big! Geraldine Legay Rebert, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed from this life into the next on July 30, 2019.She was born to Juanita Clark and Gerald Weaver on September 11, 1942 in Silsbee, TX.She married her first love, Clinton Rebert, and would have celebrated 57 years of marriage in October. Next UpThey had two children, Stacy and Clint.Geraldine was an amazing mother, always showering love (and discipline!) on her children, constantly teaching them how to be kind and honest and successful in their lives.She loved her husband Clinton with all her heart and was a faithful wife continuously giving love, support, and understanding.center_img We wish to honor and remember Geraldine for her love, commitment, and faithfulness to all of us.Please join us in doing so on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland.A gathering with food and fellowship will begin immediately after the service at the American Legion Hall also in Nederland.last_img read more

January 18

Paul Alexander Nolan on Being Scared to Tackle Guy in Once and Becoming a Goofy Sock Connoisseur

first_img Are you excited to spend the holiday season in New York City? What will you be doing to ring in the new year? My gal gets here on New Year’s Eve, but I don’t know what we’re going to do. I doubt we’ll go to the ball drop in Times Square [laughs]. I said to the cast last night, “So what are you doing for New Year’s?” And the first thing out of all of their mouths was, “Don’t go to Times Square!” I’m not a big club person, but it would be fun to go to a burlesque show. We have a performance the next day, but I would like to do something fun! Related Shows What do you love about the show? I was really inspired by the fact that the show feels more like a play with music than a musical. The storytelling is poetic, and it doesn’t give you everything. The story is very human in that it addresses the complexities of relationships. It doesn’t necessarily have the most “satisfying” ending, but it speaks to you because it’s realistic.  See Paul Alexander Nolan in Once at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Paul Alexander Nolan Speaking of being a goofball, what’s the story with you and the crazy socks on Twitter? I wear a lot of gray, and I’m not really into fashion [laughs]. Last fall, I thought, “I’ve got to do something fun with my wardrobe,” so, I chose socks. While I was playing Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, I started tweeting photos of the goofy socks I was wearing underneath my calf-high boots. Then I invited people to send me pairs of socks they wanted me to wear during the performance of Fiddler they were attending. I did get some very cool socks! I got one pair of very sheer, feminine, ankle-high socks, which were an odd sensation under the boots, but I wore them. Was Guy in Once a role you’ve had your eye on? Yes and no. I first saw Once when I was here doing Jesus Christ Superstar and it was such a monumental event, a perfect, magical night for me. Steve [Kazee], Cristin [Milioti] and the whole company were so electric that I thought, “I’d love to play that, but it’s perfect, so there’s no point.” I just couldn’t imagine it being any better. But when I found out they were doing replacements, I was obviously very interested because I really believe in the show. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 What’s the biggest challenge in having to sing, dance, play guitar and act at the same time? To play an instrument and move is actually really tricky. My biggest challenge in the show is playing because I don’t have an extensive background in instrument-playing. I understand that Cristin didn’t play a lot of piano before she got the role of Girl, so that made me much feel better because I felt out of place coming into a company of people who are really fantastic musicians. I’ve played guitar for a number of years, but I don’t play in front of people. This is like a giant mountain to climb. Once Every time I see this show, it makes me want to head to an Irish pub. Does it do the same for you? Absolutely. The Once company is a pretty tight group, and they spend a lot of social time together. I’ve already been to a hootenanny with some of them. These guys play together a lot, so it’s an honor to be invited into the group. I would love to have seen you play Cousin Kevin in Tommy! It’s interesting you say that, because I don’t think most people would expect me to be good as Cousin Kevin [laughs]! It’s a really awesome show, and I think there is an appetite for it. It’s an incredible achievement because it doesn’t spoon-feed the audience. I knew nothing about Tommy and I didn’t do any research going in because I didn’t want to bring any preconceived ideas. Luckily, Des trusted me to figure it out. Jesus Christ Superstar was such a fabulous show! What was the highlight of playing the title role? What was exciting about that production was how much we all believed in it. Of course, we would have liked for it to have more success here—and by success I mean have it run longer and do well financially—but I moved to a new level of artistry doing that show. It helped me dig, dig, dig, dig deep because I was with it for so long. Playing Jesus was a huge responsibility, and I took it really seriously. I can’t lie: it was almost a relief to close. Maybe I took myself too seriously, but I did consider it something I had to show up for. Paul Alexander Nolan is back on Broadway in his first leading role since wowing audiences as the titular savior in 2012’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Fresh off his sixth season at the Stratford Festival, where recent roles included Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy and Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, the Canadian-born actor is now headlining the Tony-winning musical Once at the Jacobs Theatre. Nolan is taking over the lead role of Guy, whose will-they-or-won’t-they romance with Girl is at the center of the intimate show. Below, the actor gives Broadway.com the scoop on returning to the Great White Way and spending New Year’s Eve in New York City. Star Files View Comments What’s the advantage of being part of the Stratford Festival “family” and the range of roles you’ve been able to play? The biggest gift I’ve received from working in Stratford is that it solidified my skill as an actor, and my eyes have been opened to the technique behind classical theater. Also, working with the different directors there taught me how to adapt; Des McAnuff works very differently than Gary Griffin, who works differently than Antoni Cimolino, who works differently than John Doyle. I think the best artists are flexible. It’s dangerous to lock yourself into, “This is how I work.” I’ve constantly been rewarded for being willing to try it someone else’s way. Any dream roles you’d love to play on the Great White Way? Bobby in Company. I love that show. In fact, I’d probably play anything in that show. Sweeney Todd would be amazing. It’s a little low for my voice, but maybe if I stretch my muscles I can get there. It’s weird, I’m attracted to dark stuff, but I’m also drawn to really goofy stuff. If and when we bring Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots to New York, I’d love to play Ben Nickel again, who’s just a huge goofball. But I’d also love to do Floyd Collins, Long Day’s Journey into Night or The Country Wife on Broadway. Do you think the timing was wrong for that production? I don’t know. How would you time it? There was a lot of competition on Broadway at that time. It’s a tricky show to sell. You’ve got people who don’t want to see it because it’s religious, and then you have people who are religious and don’t want to see it because they don’t agree with it. I will say that the audience response to the show was huge. They absolutely went berserk for it.last_img read more

January 18

EB13: PowerTap x DT Swiss Hubs, Bluetooth PowerCaps & CycleOps Trainer Goes Direct Drive

first_imgAfter their recent rebranding and price drops, they’ve just announced the new PowerTap G3S hubs. They upgrade to DT Swiss machined hub shells and torque tube with their Star Ratchet 11-speed Freehub body system. It’ll use 24 straight pull spokes and looks a lot sharper than their G3 for J-bend spokes, which is manufactured by Joytech. Retail is $1,089.They’re working on a Bluetooth PowerCap to swap in for the ANT+ one, letting you choose how you want to transmit data. The hold up is waiting on industry consortiums to finalize a Bluetooth Cycling Power Profile. Their hardware is in development, so once the code’s approved and standardized, the unit should drop shortly thereafter. It’ll be available as an aftermarket upgrade or as an option on new hubs.A new app called PowerTap with basic cycling computer functions that can wirelessly upload directly to Strava, Map My Ride and others. It’ll read data from their PowerCal heart rate power measurement strap and their BT speed/cadence sensor. Obviously, it’ll start taking data from their BT PowerCap when it’s ready. Available free in iTunes now.CYCLEOPSThe new CycleOps direct drive magnetic trainer is called the Silencer. They say it’s extremely quiet and uses a massive flywheel for better road like feel. It’ll come with a handlebar remote with 5-increments of resistance adjustment. Available with or without a 10-speed cassette, based on a SRAM/Shimano freehub body. Retail is $659 without, $729 with cassette. 11-speed and Campagnolo compatibility coming.For their classic series fluid, mag and wind trainers, all of them get a new frame that works better with 29ers and better leveling feet. It also gets a spring loaded axle clamp with three positions – one each for track, road and mountain.The tension knob that raises the roller to the rear wheel gets a new clutch dial that starts to click and spin free once the proper tension against the tire is achieved – like how a vehicle’s gas cap works. It’ll come on the Pro Series, Fluid 2 and Magneto.Their Virtual Training Software that was introduced last summer gets upgraded to include interval power training. They’ve also added a tablet version that take your speed info from the PowerBeam trainer and broadcasts it to an ANT+ or Bluetooth tablet or dongle and shows your ride data and video. Both versions are going to subscription plans rather than an upfront purchase, and both allow you to stream or download riding video and data. You’ll also be able to use any ANT+ or Bluetooth speed/cadence sensor or power meter or trainer (Wahoo Kickr, for example) and send data to the program. With the trainers, it’ll send back resistance data to make the virtual rides more competitive.last_img read more

May 14

Ronaldo skips questions following Portugal victory

first_imgThe 32-year-old netted the only goal of the game to help the European champions to victory in Moscow, beating goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev from close range early on.As man of the match, he was due to appear in front of the press, but Ronaldo was in no mood to take any questions amid ongoing uncertainty about his future at Madrid and stuck to a few prepared words on Portugal’s win.”Obviously we are very happy, it is the first time that Portugal wins in Russia,” he stated.”I think the team played very well. We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better.”We had more opportunities and we were just winners. We have four points and we have to congratulate our team.”Ronaldo also skipped his media duties after winning the man of the match award following Portugal’s 2-2 draw with Mexico, claiming he needed to undergo treatment on a knock instead.The Madrid star has been making headlines in recent weeks following accusations that he defrauded Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million.Reports have since suggested he has set his sights on a move away from Madrid and Spain, although club president Florentino Perez stressed this week they have no intention of selling the former Manchester United man.Ronaldo himself has yet to comment on the latest developments and his actions at the Confederations Cup suggest he does not plan to open up on his plans for the future any time soon.last_img read more