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Ocean City Pops Continues Sizzling Summer

first_imgGrammy-nominated singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson performs with the Ocean City Pops on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City) Now in its 91st season, the Ocean City Pops is mixing it up with a wide variety of musical talents this summer. The local orchestra performs twice-weekly at the historic Ocean City Music Pier, and the remainder of the 2019 season promises something for everybody.Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:Cheyenne Jackson (August 21): The Grammy-nominated Cheyenne Jackson is a multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter. He was most recently seen in FX’s “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and Disney’s “Descendants 3.” A veteran of the theater, he has performed in “The Most Happy Fella,” “The Performers,” “Finian’s Rainbow,” “Xanadu,” “All Shook Up,” “Aida” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” Tickets are $35 to $40.“Bon Voyage!” (August 25): Sit back, relax, and let the Pops take you on a trip around the world through a variety of great music. Featuring special guest soloist and world-class bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro. Tickets are $20 to $25.A Salute to the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion (August 28): The Ocean City Pops celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Legion with rousing works by Morton Gould, Aaron Copland, Leroy Anderson and Irving Berlin, among others. Tickets are $15 to $20.“A Star is Born”: The Concert (Sept. 1): Three legendary icons, three beloved motion pictures, and three best-selling soundtrack albums equal one epic concert celebration. Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga each stole our hearts with “A Star is Born.” Now a trio of Broadway/cabaret’s best voices join forces to celebrate the music from all three iconic film versions. The show features “The Man That Got Away,” “Shallow” and the Academy Award-winning “Evergreen.” Tickets are $25 to $35.Ocean City Pops will celebrate 100 years of the American Legion with a concert.“Here She Is” – Former Miss America in Concert (Sept. 4): The Ocean City Pops celebrates what was once a Jersey Shore tradition as a former Miss America will join the Pops in a concert featuring a musical journey through Broadway, pop and opera. Miss America 2002 Katie Harman Ebner will step off the iconic pageant runway and onto the Music Pier stage as special guest vocalist. This former Miss America has been recognized around the world for her vocal achievements. Tickets are $20 to $30.LaKisha Jones in “Queens of Rock and Soul” (Sept. 7): Join American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones in a celebration of the great ladies of soul, including Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, the legendary Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Tickets are $25 to $30.Symphony Night at the Pops (Sept. 11): Cody Austin and the world-class musicians of the Ocean City Pops are the stars of the show. The orchestra will be at its best as Maestro Vince Lee leads some of the greatest and most-beloved music in history, featuring favorites such as Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and selections from Wagner’s operatic Ring Cycle. Tickets are $20 to $25.Bill Scheible Returns (Sept. 14): The Pops’ retired maestro and artistic director returns to conduct a program featuring the most recent winners of the Esther Weil student competition at the Music Pier. Tickets are $15 to $20.Tickets are available at available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or by stopping by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office or any welcome center in Ocean City. Shows start at 7:30 p.m.Also coming up in August:AUGUST 21 – Wacky Wednesday Taffy Sculpting: Use your creativity to shape and sculpt Shriver’s salt water taffy into your very own masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages. Start time: 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.AUGUST 23 – Ocean City Green Fair: Ocean City will host a Green Fair under the covered loggia of the Ocean City Music Pier from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The community-wide event is designed to educate and encourage people of all ages to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Green Fairs allow participants to learn how small individual efforts can make a huge difference in their communities.AUGUST 23 and 24 – “Guys and Dolls Jr.”: The Ocean City Theatre Company’s Middle School Junior Company presents an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy.Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Ocean City Music Pier. Tickets are $12 to $15 and are available by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or calling 609-399-6111.Ryan Kanoff, of Horsham, Pa., and his daughters, Victoria, 7, and Ryleigh, 5, check out a ball python held by Kendra Verity of the Cape May County Zoo during the 2018 Green Fair.AUGUST 28 – Wacky Wednesday French Fry Sculpting: Use your creativity to shape and sculpt French fries into your very own masterpiece. Contest is free. Open to all ages.Start time: 10:30 a.m. at the Music Pier. For more information, call 609-399-6111.AUGUST 30 – Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin: A country music concert featuring the Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin is set for 7:30 p.m. August 30 on the Ocean City Music Pier.In 2013, the Swon Brothers became the first duo to make it to a season finale of “The Voice” with the help of their coach, Blake Shelton. They released their self-titled album and received a nomination for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year in 2014.They have toured with Carrie Underwood and are now busy preparing new music, including the newly released single “What Ever Happened” from their new EP. Josh Gracin fans fell in love with the Michigan native and former Marine upon his ascension onto the country charts in 2004 with “I Want To Live.”The hits came in short order for Gracin – the chart-topper “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With Me (Brass Bed)” and “We Weren’t Crazy” all hit high on the Billboard charts.Tickets ($25 to $30) are available at the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or by stopping by the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office or any welcome center in Ocean City.The Swon Brothers are coming to the Ocean City Music Pier Aug. 30. (Photo credit Swon Brothers publicity)last_img read more

At least five suspected COVID-19 patients have died in Indonesia: What we know so far

first_imgIndonesia has confirmed four cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but concerns remain as to whether tests run by the Health Ministry’s laboratory are accurate.At least five people suspected of having COVID-19 have died since late February before authorities eventually announced two confirmed cases on Monday. Some of the suspected patients died while waiting for their test results, although all of their tests eventually came back negative.In one case, a health official even admitted to the possibility of flawed results from the test. Foreign envoys have reportedly questioned the country’s testing capabilities, while experts have urged the government to partner with independent laboratories and send samples to other countries as a comparison.It was only after the country’s first confirmed cases that the Health Ministry announced its decision to assign regional labs to test people suspected of carrying the novel coronavirus.Read also: Indonesia to test more people for COVID-19Indonesia has tested 227 samples as of Thursday evening, excluding at least 257 people evacuated from cruise ships who are currently quarantined at the Sebaru Island off the coast of Jakarta. Here are five cases in which patients suspected of having COVID-19 have died across the country, but whose tests reportedly came back negative.1. Singaporean man in Batam, Riau IslandsThe first death was reported in Batam, Riau Islands, where a 61-year-old male Singapore national suspected of having the virus died on Feb. 22 at coronavirus-referral BP Batam Hospital.The man was initially admitted to Awal Bros Hospital in the city two days earlier. He was eventually referred to the isolation ward of BP Batam Hospital for showing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and shortness of breath. He was in Singapore days before being admitted to the hospital.Batam Port Health Office (KKP) head Achmad Farchanny confirmed to the Post that the patient’s samples were sent to Jakarta on Feb. 21 to be tested at the Health Ministry’s laboratory. The patient, however, died on Feb. 22, before the lab returned the negative results.AA, 66, a Singaporean male patient suspected of COVID-19 who died in Batam on Feb. 22 buried in Batam on Wednesday night in a quiet funeral.(JP/Fadli)The Batam Health Agency soon announced that the Singaporean died of “another illness”. However, the Health Ministry ordered the Riau Islands Health Agency on Monday to observe people who had had contact with the late patient.Riau Islands Health Agency head Tjeptjep Yudiana said the measures were needed as there was a possibility of flawed results from the test, saying: “There might be errors. We’re only human.”As a result, 33 people in contact with the patient have reportedly been observed and undergone tests, including doctors, nurses, room service staff and drivers, while the patient’s wife and two daughters were also monitored.Read also: Singaporean man earlier suspected of COVID-19 buried in Batam2. Male patient in Semarang, Central JavaA male patient suspected of COVID-19 died on Feb. 23 at Kariadi Central General Hospital in Semarang, Central Java, after being treated in an isolation room for nearly a week.The patient reportedly returned to Indonesia on Feb. 12 from Spain via Dubai and presented COVID-19 symptoms after his arrival, including fever, coughing and shortness of breath. He was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 17 and transferred to an isolation room two days later.Kariadi Hospital doctors said the patient’s test results came back negative a day after he was cremated. They said at the time that the patient had died of bronchopneumonia.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said on Feb. 27 that the man had tested positive for the H1N1 virus, which is a known cause for swine flu.Terawan said both viruses were similar in terms of symptoms, adding that the patient’s body was treated in accordance with the established protocol to contain H1N1.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto speaks to the press at Sulianti Saroso Infection Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Suroso) isolation building in Jakarta, Monday, March 2, 2020.The Minister of Health stated that two Indonesian citizens were positively affected by the corona virus and were currently in the isolation room of the RSPI Sulianti Saroso. (JP/Seto Wardhana)3. Male patient in Cianjur, West JavaA 50-year-old male suspected of having COVID-19 died at Dr. Hafiz General Hospital in Cianjur, West Java, on Tuesday, just weeks after his trip to Malaysia.The man, an employee of state-owned telecommunications company Telkom, had been in Malaysia from Feb. 14 to 17 and started developing symptoms on Feb. 20, according to Cianjur acting regent Herman Suherman.Herman said the patient was treated at a hospital in Bekasi, West Java, from Feb. 22 to 26 before he went to Cianjur on Feb. 29 for a vacation and to seek the help of a traditional medical practitioner. In Cianjur, the patient’s health dropped significantly and he was rushed to the isolation room of Dr. Hafiz General Hospital on March 1. The regent said the patient had complained of shortness of breath as well as pain in his lungs and heart.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention directorate general secretary, Achmad Yurianto, denied that the patient had died from COVID-19. He added, however, that the ministry would have to ask the hospital first for the patient’s actual cause of death.Telkom issued a statement following the patient’s death, saying that his medical records showed a history of inflammation in his respiratory airways as well as common colds.Read also: Indonesia launches official protocols for COVID-19 outbreak4. Patient with COVID-19 contact history in JakartaA 65-year-old patient suspected to have contracted COVID-19 died on Thursday at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) in Jakarta.RSPI Sulianti Saroso director Mohammad Syahril said the patient had been in contact with people who came from a country with confirmed COVID-19 cases and was already suffering an underlying medical condition, including high blood pressure, kompas.com reported.A security personnel walks past in front of the isolation room of Sulianti Saroso Infection Hospital in in Jakarta on Monday. The government has appointed 100 hospitals as referral centers in efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus amid the global outbreak. (JP/Seto Wardhana)The patient was transferred from a private hospital to RSPI Sulianti Saroso while in deteriorating condition and needed the use of breathing support.Yurianto said the deceased patient had tested negative for COVID-19 but showed signs of suffering bacterial sepsis from pneumonia.Read also: Indonesia’s first COVID-19 patients recovering, hospital says5. Patient in YogyakartaA 74-year-old patient suspected of having COVID-19 died on Thursday at the Dr. Sardjito General Hospital in Yogyakarta after returning from umrah (minor haj). During the trip, the patient also had a one-night layover in Malaysia.Antara news agency reported that the patient was transferred from Yogyakarta Regional General Hospital (RSUD Yogyakarta) to Sardjito Hospital’s isolation ward on Monday. The patient suffered from breathing difficulties, coughing and a fever.The patient died hours before the test results came back negative for COVID-19 and also Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) on Thursday evening.The hospital’s pulmonologist, Munawar Gani, said that the patient had suffered from pneumonia caused by the klebsiella bacteria. He said the patient had been getting better before he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, which the patient also had a history of, Antara quoted. (ars)Topics :last_img read more

Coffee shop robbed

first_imgThe closed-circuit television footageshowed that the two suspects, who were covering their faces using a cloth, werearmed of unidentified firearms. They fled onboard a sports utility vehicle afterthe incident. Alvin Siva, an employee of LaCamuna Coffee Shop, told police officers that two unidentified suspects enteredthe shop around 2:11 a.m. on March 3 and forcibly took the coffee maker worthP5,000 and the tip box containing P1,500 cash. BACOLOD City – An estimated P6,500 worthof items were stolen from a coffee shop in Barangay Villlamonte. center_img Officers of Police Station 4 have yet toidentify and arrest the suspects as of this writing./PNlast_img read more