Frank Zappa’s ‘Roxy – The Movie’ Announces First Screenings

first_imgLast September, the Zappa Family Trust announced the release of the film “Roxy – The Movie”, which documents the legendary composer’s epic 3-night stand at Hollywood’s The Roxy. These Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention concerts, which took place from December 8th – 10th, 1973, were filmed, but had been locked in the vault for over 40 years. Finally, fans will have the opportunity to relive shows that featured Zappa backed by an incredible cast of musicians that included George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth Underwood and Chester Thompson.  The screenings are as follows:– Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado on March 23rd which will be followed by a live Skype Q&A with Alex Winter, who is currently working on a fully authorized documentary about Zappa, with proceeds going towards the documentary and preservation of the private archives in the vault. Check his Kickstarter campaign out HERE.– Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas on March 24 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia on April 2 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers, New York on April 5 – The Prince Charles Cinema in London on April 5 – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Ashburn, Virginia on April 6.  Details with regards all of the screenings can be found HERE. Catch the trailer below:[via Jambase]last_img read more

Lilla Crawford & Jenna Ortega Join New York Spectacular

first_img NY Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes View Comments Two young stars of stage and screen will head to Radio City Music Hall for New York Spectacular, featuring the Rockettes. Broadway alum Lilla Crawford and Disney Channel star Jenna Ortega will share the role of the teenage lead Emily, joining a cast that also includes the previously announced Euan Morton. Performances will run from June 15 through August 7.Crawford headlined the 2012 Broadway revival of Annie and also appeared on the Great White Way in Billy Elliot. She played the role of Red Riding Hood in the film adaptation of Into the Woods. In addition to the Disney Channel’s Stuck in the Middle, Ortega can be seen on the CW’s Jane the Virgin. Her additional credits include Richie Rich and the upcoming series Elena of Avalor.The new show, penned by Douglas Carter Beane and directed and choreographed by Mia Michaels, follows two kids, who while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. With the help of the Rockettes, the city comes to life to show them its many wonders and reunite the family.In addition to Crawford, Ortega and Morton, the cast will include Jacob Ben Widmar, Vincent Crocilla, Danny Gardner, Blaine Alden Krauss, Kecia Lewis, Jeff Pew and Kacie Sheik. Related Showscenter_img Lilla Crawford(Photo: Iva Kozeli) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016last_img read more

Reshaping contact center roles

first_img continue reading » Emerging technologies have significantly impacted member preferences and expectations of contact centers. Members have historically become frustrated when pushed to an interactive voice response unit, wanting to “zero out” to an agent as quickly as possible. However, with the internet placing nearly unlimited information at people’s fingertips, members are not only becoming accustomed to trying to solve their own problems rather than relying on humans to help, but many are beginning to prefer it.This, in turn, is driving the expectation that member service should be available 24/7. The rise of this preference for self-service is ironically accompanied by an expectation of “personalized” service. If a member has to “ask for help,” the resulting guidance should be highly tailored to the member’s preferences and quickly arrive at a resolution.Fortunately, there are a few quickly maturing technologies—such as artificial intelligence—that can help members solve problems independently with this speed and personalization while using their preferred devices and apps.The fuel feeding these technologies is data. By harnessing data via analytics, credit unions will gain insights into their members and their operations that drive a wide variety of tactical and strategic member care decisions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Manford “Ratt” Pratt

first_imgManford “Ratt” W. Pratt, 48, of Sunman passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his residence.  Ratt was born Saturday, March 13, 1971 in LaPorte, Indiana, the son of Manford and Drucilla (Mitchell) Pratt.  He married Vickie Pugh June 30, 1998 and she survives.  Ratt was a self-employed laborer and loved being outdoors; he enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.Ratt is survived by his wife Vickie of Sunman; parents Manford and Drucilla Pratt of Cornettsville, Kentucky; step-son Brandon (Jella) Pugh of Milan, presently stationed in Japan; step-daughter Heather Pugh of Louisville, Kentucky; sisters Melody (Danny) Williams of Cornettsville, Kentucky and Penny (Richard) Peters of Three Oaks, Michigan; two grandchildren Xavier and Alexander Pugh; two special nieces: Tenille Combs and Andrea Lewis; and special cousin, Jimmy Mitchell, raised as a brother.A celebration of life will be held 1 – 3 PM Thursday, November 14 at Maggards Mountain View Chapel, 352 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, Kentucky 41701, (606) 436-2361.  Memorials may be given in honor of Ratt to the Ripley County Humane Society.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more