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Dec. 13-16, 17 ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

Nebraska Rep begins new holiday tradition with ‘The Holiday Cabaret’

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with "The Holiday Cabaret" Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.
The Nebraska Repertory Theatre creates a new holiday tradition with “The Holiday Cabaret” Dec. 13-17 in Studio Theatre.

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre begins a new holiday tradition this December with “The Holiday Cabaret.” Enjoy holiday standards performed by past Rep performers, emerging artists and our special guests and Chicago’s premiere, sweet-singing female trio, The Lakeshore Dolls.

Performances are Dec. 13-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Temple Building. For tickets, contact the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or online at http://www.nebraskarep.org. The show is conceived and directed by Nebraska Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Andy Park.

“One of the things I’m really excited about this cabaret is that it’s actually a really traditional style of cabaret performance,” Park said. “You get comedy, and you get old-fashioned holiday songs and musical styles. People will get a real sort of throwback holiday cabaret experience. There’s just something about this that just feels right for the holidays. It’s like going home to visit with family and friends. It’s warm, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun for the audience.”

The audience will also be able to enjoy holiday goodies and libations during the performance. There will also be a live band, musically directed by Vince Learned.

“It will be a very typical cabaret-style band with piano, bass and drums,” Park said. “We’ve invested in the band because we want it to be just extraordinary.”

The show will also feature The Lakeshore Dolls, an acapella trio from Chicago whose aesthetic is reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, who sing music ranging from the 1940s standards to pop hits of today.

“These performers are so tight vocally,” Park said. “They’ve been performing for years. They perform all over the place, and they’re very much in the tradition of The Andrews Sisters. In fact, they’ll do a couple of Andrews Sisters songs, I’m sure.”

The total cast includes 14 people.

“Many of them are some of the top students here in the program,” Park said. “And then we also have a couple of guests, like Dr. Bill Grange, who will be making an appearance. One of the songs he will be singing is ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.’ It’s going to be fun.”

Park will also be performing in The Holiday Cabaret.

“I’m a ventriloquist so I’m going to bring my puppet with me to perform, which will be fun,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a good show.”

There are other surprises in the works as well for the performance, as Park creates what he hopes will be a new holiday tradition for Lincoln.

“The hope is that this is a new holiday tradition, and we’ll mix it up a little bit every year, “Park said. “Hopefully this will be something that the families will realize is here every year and will make it part of their holiday traditions.”

http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/7311/41591

 

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6 Stretches You Can Do in Bed

6 Stretches You Can Do in Bed to Feel Great All Day

A hectic life has become the norm these days. And it all starts from the moment we get out of bed, launching right into our busy day. But, taking just a few minutes for yourself before you race to get into the shower, have breakfast and start plowing through your to-do-list can be beneficial for both body and mind. Try these 6 simple stretches before you crawl out from under the covers to help you set the right tone for the day ahead.

4-in-1 flu shot may mean lifelong protection against the flu 

A vaccine combining centralized ancestral genes from four major influenza strains appears to provide broad protection against the dangerous ailment, according to new research by a team from the Nebraska Center for Virology.

Source: 4-in-1 flu shot may mean lifelong protection against the flu | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing

Painting a Legacy with Todd Williams Presentation and Book Signing
at Homestead National Monument of America

Homestead National Monument of America will host artist, Todd Williams for a presentation and book signing at the Homestead Education Center on Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. In honor of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial year, Williams will give a presentation about his journey to “paint one or more Masterful Paintings of each county in Nebraska.”

Starting October 27, 2017, through January 7, 2018, 26 of the Todd William’s paintings will be on display at the Homestead Education center. The paintings in this exhibit will highlight the counties from southeast Nebraska. This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Friends of Homestead who are sponsoring the showing of this exhibition at Homestead.

Todd’s vision is to give recognition and awareness to the State of Nebraska and bring its beauty and history to life on canvas. Photos of his collection of paintings titled “Legacy of Nebraska” have been compiled into a book that helps share Todd’s vision.  The book can be purchased through Homestead’s bookstore.  They will be available after the November 5 program for signing books. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. Admission is free.

“We are excited to host Williams at the monument. We look forward to joining him in celebration of the State of Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial,” stated Superintendent Mark Engler. “We hope the citizens of Nebraska and beyond know they are invited to learn more about our state through Todd Williams’s work.”

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2017. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free.

EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA TM – The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

Source: 2017 Fall & Winter Events – Homestead National Monument of America (U.S. National Park Service)

WATCH: Stop, Take a Minute, and Remember… | Spirituality – BabaMail

This beautiful video is one you really want to share with a friend, and let them know that there’s everything still to play for in their life:

Source: WATCH: Stop, Take a Minute, and Remember… | Spirituality – BabaMail

The 31 People You Will Meet in a Senior Living Community

This Link offeres a great primer on Senior Communities. -keith —–>

There are so many roles within a senior living community, it can be difficult to know what to expect. Learn about who you’ll encounter there.

Source: The 31 People You Will Meet in a Senior Living Community

Here are the main categories
Care Managers
Community Staff
Health Care Staff
Office Staff

 

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Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information

Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information for 2018

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018.

The 2.0 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more than 61 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2018. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 29, 2017. (Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits)

Read more about the Social Security Cost-of-Living adjustment for 2018.

The maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $128,700.

The earnings limit for workers who are younger than “full” retirement age (age 66 for people born in 1943 through 1954) will increase to $17,040. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $2 earned over $17,040.)

The earnings limit for people turning 66 in 2018 will increase to $45,360. (We deduct $1 from benefits for each $3 earned over $45,360 until the month the worker turns age 66.)

There is no limit on earnings for workers who are “full” retirement age or older for the entire year.

Read more about the COLA, tax, benefit and earning amounts for 2018.


Medicare Information

Information about Medicare changes for 2018, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov.


For a History of Automatic Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA) go to the Source: Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Information

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