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Rob Marshall’s starry big-screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods celebrated the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie adapted from a Broadway musical, bringing in $46.1 million domestically. Overall, the film came in third at the box office over a long holiday weekend that started with its Christmas Day release, under The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ($54.4 million) and Unbroken ($47.3 million). The movie musical’s better-than-expected four-day grosses already make it the 14th most successful Broadway-to-Hollywood movie musical of the last 40 years, a list currently led by 1978’s Grease at $188.8 million. Interestingly, the screen redo of Annie, which opened on December 19, is also climbing the chart, currently in 15th place with $45.8 million in ticket sales. The Into the Woods success is huge for director Marshall, who first razzle-dazzled Hollywood with his Oscar-winning Chicago film (which holds the #2 spot on the all-time list at $170.7 million), but failed to make his 2009 adaptation of Maury Yeston’s musical Nine a hit, earning just $19.6 million at the box office. Curious to see how high both Into the Woods and Annie can climb the chart? Below is a list of the top 15 movie musicals that came from stage hits since 1974 and their U.S. grosses. 1. Grease (1978) – $188.8 million 2. Chicago (2002) – $170.7 million 3. Les Miserables (2012) – $148.8 million 4. Mamma Mia! (2008) – $144.1 million 5. Hairspray (2007) – $118.9 million 6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) – $112.9 million 7. Dreamgirls (2006) – $103.4 million 8. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) – $68.7 million 9. Annie (1982) – $57 million 10. Sweeney Todd (2007) – $52.9 million 11. The Phantom of the Opera (2004) – $51.3 million 12. Evita (1996) – $50 million 13. Jersey Boys (2014) – $47 million 14. Into the Woods (2014) – $46.1 million* 15. Annie (2014) – $45.8 million* *Still playing in theaters Starring box office draws like Meryl Streep as the Witch, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella and Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Into the Woods also features many stage favorites in breakout turns, including James Corden as the Baker, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince. View Comments
May 15, 2003 News and Notes May 15, 2003 Regular News Robert H. Waltuch, a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been elected to the board of directors of Weinberg Village, an assisted living facility. Bruce A. Blitman, of Ft. Lauderdale, has been re-approved by the Office of the State Courts Administrator as a primary teacher in certified family mediation training programs and certified circuit civil mediation training programs. He also presented Preparing for Mediation: Ingredients for a Successful Mediation Process to law students in the mediation class at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Scott R. Rost, of Doran, Wolfe, Rost & Ansay, Daytona Beach, was recently elected chair of the board of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He spoke on behalf of the Central Florida ACLU on the state of civil liberties in the United States following the September 11 terrorist attacks at the University of Central Florida. He was also named “Florida Businessman of the Year, 2003” by the Business Advisory Council. Michael H. Gora, partner in Hodgson Russ, LLP, Boca Raton, was presented the 2003 Judge Learned Hand Award by The American Jewish Committee, Palm Beach County Chapter. Barbara O’Horo-Benton, an associate with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, was appointed to the alumni board of directors for Florida State University College of Law. Sharon R. Bock, chief deputy clerk of court services, clerk of the circuit court, 15th Judicial Circuit, was the keynote speaker at the National Government Users Technology Conference in Tampa. She spoke on Leveraging Resources & Measuring Success. Deehl & Carlson, P.A., has been awarded the 2002 Community Service Award by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Alexander M. Clem, of Morgan, Colling & Gilbert, P.A., Orlando, spoke at an ATLA meeting in Austin, Texas on the topic of Corporate Investigation of the Nursing Home. Scott Tufts, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has joined the Central Florida Tax Discussion Group. Taylor Ward, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been re-elected president of the Asia Society of Central Florida. Beth Houghton, chair of the board of directors for Signature Bank in St. Petersburg, has been appointed to serve, on an interim basis, as Cryo-Cell International, Inc.’s president and chief operating officer. Norma Stanley, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been re-elected to the board of directors for Florida Executive Women. She also became a member of the marketing committee for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. David J. Federbush, of Bethesda, Maryland, presented a seminar for the Dade County Bar Association’s County Court Committee on Current Issues in Litigation Under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, in Miami. Paul Mandelkern, of counsel with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, was re-elected to the board of directors of the Florida Academy of Health Care Attorneys. Ricardo L. Carmona, an associate with Richman Greer Weil Brumbaugh Mirabito & Christensen, P.A., has been elected to the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Ronald L. Weaver, of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., Tampa, has been appointed chair of the long-range planning committee of St. Joseph’s Baptist Health Care. Allison Turnbull, an associate with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been elected to the board of directors for the PACE Center for Girls. Anthony J. Fant-auzzi III, of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has been selected co-chair of Law Week by the Hillsborough County Bar Asso-ciation’s Young Lawyer Division. Michael S. Greene, a partner with Blank Rome, LLP, was a presenter at the American Conference Institute’s Fifth National Forum on Toxic Mold Litigation. He spoke on emerging concepts for damages from toxic mold exposure and contamination. David W. Magann, of Brandon, has been appointed president of the Greater Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce. James Hoctor, a partner with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, has been re-appointed as treasurer of the Mennello Museum of American Folk Art Friends, Inc. Cecilia Bonifay, a shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt, spoke at the Land Use Law Update in Florida, on the topic of Negotiating the Maze of Land Division Regulation and Ethics in Land Use Law: A Lawyer’s Responsibility. She also spoke at a conference on major land use laws in Florida, where she addressed Environmental Issues in Property Development and Recent Trends and Municipal Government Perspectives. Stephen R. Looney, a shareholder at Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A., was elected as a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. John Lowndes and Larry Hames, partners with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, along with their spouses, were named two of the “Power Couples” by the November 2002 issue of Orlando Magazine. Dan Gerber, of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, spoke about liability issues involved with mosquito control at the National Pest Management Association Mosquito Control Symposium. Tom Truex, of Truex and Earnest, P.A., was elected Mayor of Davie, and will serve a three-year term. R. Gavin Mack-innon, of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A., has been elected to board of directors of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Edward F. Koren, Jr., a partner with Holland & Knight, LLP, was honored as the Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney for 2002-03, during The Florida Bar’s Tax Section Annual Meeting in Orlando. Sylvia H. Walbolt, of Carlton Fields, was re-elected for her fifth term as chair of the firm’s board of directors at its shareholders meeting. Michael Chesal, of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L., was honored by Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes Academy of Miami during the 18th Annual Scholarship Dinner in Miami. Along with his wife Jana, he was recognized as a chesed awardee, for his kindness and community service. Steven Sonberg, of Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami, has been named chair of the firm’s business law department. Another partner, Jose E. Sirven has been elected to serve a third term on the firm’s directors committee, and has also been appointed to a second term as chair of the budget and finance committee. Cathryn A. Mitchell, founding shareholder with MillerMitchell PC, spoke at the meeting of the International Trade Network regarding the Madrid Protocol, a system that will change the manner of obtaining worldwide intellectual property protection. She also presented a program for the Mercer County Bar Association titled Trade Secrets, Noncompete Agreements, Antitrust and the (‘Knowledge’) Workplace: Corporate and Litigation Landmines. Stephen H. Siegel, a partner with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., addressed health care attorneys from around the state at the 2003 Health Law Certification Examination Review Course, held in Tampa. His topic was titled Self-Referral: Federal/State Self-Referral Laws; Fee Splitting; and Structure of Group Practice. Jeannete Lewis Bologna, a partner of Haggard, Parks, Haggard & Bologna, Coral Gables, spoke at the 37th Annual Southern Methodist University Air Law Symposium. She spoke on the topics of forum non conveniens and personal jurisdiction. Richard Celler, of Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP, Miami, has been named chair of the board for ArtsAlive Miami. Steven E. Taylor, of the Department of Transportation’s general counsel’s office, District Four in Ft. Lauderdale, has been appointed to the City of Lauderhill, Florida Planning and Zoning Board. Mark J. Ragusa, a partner with Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., Tampa, and current chair of The Florida Bar’s Clients’ Security Fund, has joined The National Client Protection Organization. Kelly Ann Cart-wright, a partner with Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami, has been appointed a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review, and Attorney Grievance for the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Julie Feigeles, a shareholder with Adorno & Yoss, was elected chair-elect of Hands on Miami. Jay W. Small, of Wilson, Garber & Small, P.A., Orlando, has been appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to serve as a member of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board. Bronwyn C. Miller, assistant state attorney and training director for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami, has been named to the advisory board for Witness Justice, a nonprofit organization aimed at empowering survivors of violent crimes with a sense of personal justice and healing. Gerald W. Weedon, of Marks Gray, P.A., Jacksonville, has been elected president of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys for the 2003-04 year. Karen M. Buesing, of Zinober & McCrea, P.A., Tampa, served as management co-chair for the annual mid-winter meeting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the Labor & Employment Section of the American Bar Association, in Hollywood. James R. Luss-ier, a shareholder with Mateer Harbert, was named president of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District, Inc. Nibaldo J. Capote, of Holland & Knight, LLP, Miami, has been appointed to serve as general counsel to the board of Amigos Together For Kids. Alvin K. Brown, of Brown Security & Law Group, P.A., gave a presentation on negligent security to the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security. Nancy Van Sant, of Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Terzo & Waldman, P.A., addressed the Florida International Bankers Association at the association’s most recent meeting of international bankers, private bankers, and brokerage affiliated personnel.
Rosalind Conerly was the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. Now, as the director of the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, she said she uses what she learned as a first-generation student to help students at USC.“Having to navigate school and figure out resources, having to work with my family to teach them about FAFSA and residence halls, [was something] I had to learn as I went [through] my undergraduate years,” Conerly said. She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She said her experiences there prepared for a career in student affairs. Recently, she completed her Doctorate at USC.As director of the CBCSA, Conerly is able to work closely with Black students at the University, who make up less than 10 percent of the school population. “I’m able to listen to conversations that [students] are having, whether it’s music or TV shows or even deeper conversations about the political climate,” Conerly said. “I get a lot of students that just stop by to check in or tell me how their day is going.”Conerly began her career at the Office of Institutional Inclusion at Arizona State University, where she coordinated diversity programs for both faculty and students. Through her work, she found a new and more personal experience once she joined the staff of the CBCSA. “[USC] was a great opportunity for me to get the hands-on, one-on-one experience with Black students as well as with the larger campus,” Conerly said. As a recent graduate and staff member at the CBCSA, David Elliott IV is one student who has witnessed Conerly’s compassion and hard work.“Not only does she worry about administrative matters but the students themselves. They can come to her with anything, with problems or just to say hello,” said Elliott, who serves as the CBCSA’s outreach and recruitment specialist. “I myself can go into her office and just rant and talk about anything — she makes time for that.” Every year, the CBCSA hosts events that aim to celebrate black culture and create a welcoming, supportive space for students and staff of African descent.This year, Conerly said that the African American Culture Ceremony, which celebrated black students who were members of the USC class of 2017, was an important moment for her first year as the director of the CBCSA. “It was major for me, because I finished my doctorate [at USC’s Rossier School of Education] as well, and it was the first time I got to see an entire class graduate from freshman to senior year,” Conerly said. As Conerly watches the students she works with day to day move forward in their careers, and the conversations at the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs that she cites as meaningful to her position expand into the bigger world.“We get to see them develop over the four or five-plus years they’ve been here, and it’s great to see them help us celebrate in our own way,” Conerly said.
Several agencies are searching for a man who was reportedly swept out to sea late on Saturday afternoon after being caught in a rip current at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.According to 27-year-old Anthony Gram’s family, he saved his 11-year-old and 13-year-old stepchildren from the rip current just before disappearing.The Coast Guard adds that Gram was last seen wearing dark navy blue or black shorts. Rescue crews from the Coast Guard, Port St. Lucie Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are searching the water.Anyone with information about Gram’s whereabouts is being urged to call the Coast Guard at (786) 367-7649.
There is much to celebrate this year for the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association. The club was happy to host over 150 people from 10 teams July 21-22nd at Disc Break 2012, the revival of the Nelson Ultimate tournament and received rave reviews from all teams that participated and look forward to organizing the tournament next year, and for many years to come.Nelson Ultimate hopes to expand the tournament to include 16 teams to keep up with interest and align Disc Break 2013 with Nelson’s July Marketfest to show off Nelson in all its summer splendor.Nelson’s competitive touring team, Nelson Homegrown, made some major gains this year doing very well on the summer tournament circuit. Homegrown played five tournaments including Nanaimo, Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon and reaching the finals in two tournaments only narrowly missing top prize in both cases. The Canadian Ultimate Championships was held in Victoria, BC this August 16-19th and Homegrown represented Nelson in the Open (men’s) division finishing 15th with one point losses to Vancouver and Toronto teams and were the Spirit Champions for their division.One final note of pride for Nelson Ultimate was the representation of three Nelson players on the Masters (over 33) winning team at the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships held this July in Sakai, Japan.Congratulations to Adam Chouchinoff, Greg Jewitt, and Anthony Maley for winning a gold medal for Canada. Currently, the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association is gearing up for our winter season. We play indoor Ultimate Monday evenings at 8 p.m. at Soccer Quest.Nelson Ultimate is looking for players to commit to the full season so that we can boost our time slot and get a full two hours of play. Anyone interested in joining, please email nelsonultimatefrisbee.ca or go to soccerquest.ca to sign up. No experience necessary. Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee is a great way to stay fit, meet new friends and have fun! See you on the field.
The worst possible nightmare came true for the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships.A tired and weary Bomber squad, fresh from a weekend Whitecaps Regional camp, fell 3-0 to Okanagan Mission to open the 16-team tournament Monday in Burnaby.LVR managed to bounce back in game two, riding a Ryan Lewis goal to tie Aldergrove 1-1.”Got (to Burnaby) at 2 a.m. (Monday),” said coach Dave Spendlove, who along with son Jamie, form the sideline staff of the Kootenay champs.”It rained non stop and the boys did not play well losing the first game to Kelowna.”The Bomber worlds collided last week when tournament organizers moved up the AA championships two days. The decision meant most of the Bombers would be in Vernon Saturday and Sunday for the Caps training before traveling late Sunday night for the Lower Mainland. Added to the bad luck was the fact LVR was scheduled to open the tournament Monday at 9:30 a.m.”Against Kelowna we started off like deer in the headlights but came into the game and should have gone in half time two goals up,” Spendlove explained.In the second half, however, it was Kelowna going up early after LVR failed to clear the ball properly following an Okanagan Mission corner.OKM scored twice on defensive errors by the Bombers to put the game away. The goals cam after LVR missed on a three-on-one opportunity.Game two started like game one ended with Aldergrove granted a gift goal to open the contest.That was it for Aldergrove as the Bombers took over the game, pressuring the Fraser Valley team the rest of the game.The tying marker came following a six-way passing play with Lewis calmly depositing the ball into the vacant net.LVR returns to the pitch Tuesday to conclude the round robin draw with a game against West Van’s Sentinel.The playoff round follows Tuesday afternoon with the final seeding games set for Wednesday.
Head coach Mario DiBella is going have his eyes glued to the NDCC Arena ice as more than 50 players are expected for the Kootenay Ice Major Midget Evaluation Camp.Team officials and BC Hockey High Performance evaluators will evaluate players at the three-day camp. Final selections of the 20 players, including two goaltenders, which make up each Major Midget team will be made by September 15.Evaluation camps are run every year in order to evaluate players and help select the following year’s teams.Camp registration is designated as “open” registration, meaning that the number of players who can attend each camp is unlimited.The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.Also this weekend at the NDCC Arena, the Kootenay Wildcat Tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:30-8:45 a.m. and Noon to 1:30 p.m.