Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson Talk Bringing This Is Our Youth to B’way

first_imgMichael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson are gearing up to make their Broadway debuts in This Is Our Youth, but before that, the three are performing the show in-the-round at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago through July 27. The trio sat down to discuss both their first impressions and history with Kenneth Lonergan’s play, below. Take a look and watch out for the unexpected phrase Cera and Culkin got Gevinson to seamlessly work into the conversation—their reaction is priceless. Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, the production will begin performances at the Cort Theatre on August 18. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 This Is Our Youth View Commentslast_img

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events July 14–20

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cowboy JunkiesThis alt-country/blues/folk rock band formed in 1985 in Toronto and gained popularity with their second album, The Trinity Session, which the Los Angeles Times named one of the best albums of ’88. Their version of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane,” which appears on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack, was described by Lou Reed as his favorite cover of the song. The Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St., Amagansett. stephentalkhouse.com $85-$100. 8 p.m. July 14.LettuceLettuce has been performing classic funk for more than two decades. Their unique blend of hip-hop, psychedelia and funk makes Lettuce stand out in their genre as an ongoing experiment. Lettuce describes their latest album, 2015’s Crush, as being very open in terms of style, while staying true to its funk roots. Besides the innate ability to inspire large groups of listeners to uncontrollably get up off their tuckuses and groove, the band’s infectious, delirious, and utterly mind-blowing intoxicating tunes pays homage to classic rock artists, ’90s hip-hop, and of course, classic funk. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$25. 8 p.m. July 14. (Postponed from July 8)Jim MessinaA man of many talents, Jim Messina is a musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist, recording engineer and record producer who’s been a member of the folk rock group Buffalo Springfield, country rock band Poco, and half of the soft rock duo Loggins and Messina (which sold over 20 million albums domestically), with Kenny Loggins. Like a musical geyser that just can not stop gushing, Messina continues to drop compilations of his guitar work and previous hits and rock, rock, rock his greatest hits. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $65-$70. 8 p.m. July 14.The Slim Kings and Steve UrbanThis 4-year-old Brooklyn-born band blends a soulful mix of old blues and classic rock. Consisting of veteran musicians who have recorded alongside Billy Joel and composed songs and soundtracks for popular shows such as Law and Order and Sons of Anarchy, these rockers are forever expanding from their supportive New York base to musical nirvana and beyond. They’ll be performing with multi-instrumentalist Steve Urban. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10 8 p.m. July 14.Great South Bay Music FestivalThis waterfront music festival is back with an irresistible lineup including Third Eye Blind, Graham Nash, Manchester Orchestra, Umphreys McGee, Kevin Devine, Joe Nichols and Dopapod, plus many more. It would be a mistake to miss out on the largest-running music, art and cultural event on Long Island. What’s better than an amazing view of the water, live music and great food? Uh, Greek food? Sorry. Nothing, of course. And there’s a kidzone for the children. Shorefront Park, Patchogue. greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com $32-$125. July 14-17.Long Island International Film ExpoFor all movie lovers, the Long Island International Film Expo is a must-attend event, known for featuring films from countries all around the world, attracting a celebrity presence, and showcasing everything from documentaries to short movies to movie trailers. And the subjects covered are even more diverse. These films will make you laugh one minute, cry the next, and scream your lungs out in sheer, unrefined excitement a little later. Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. longislandfilmexpo.com $8-$110. Runs through July 21.Gaelic StormThe Celtic band that has been around for nearly two decades is resurfacing after their latest, 2015’s Matching Sweaters. As the album is testament, Gaelic Storm cleverly combines traditional Irish music with modern influences by performing both traditional Scottish melodies and original songs in Celtic rock. Its five members have topped the Billboard World Chart fives times throughout their career. The group has played at music festivals such as Summerfest and Telluride, and regularly headlines Irish festivals around the world. A perfect set list of drinking songs, rapid instrumentals, and sing-along songs is something you don’t want to miss! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$40. 8 p.m. July 15.Patent Pending, a Long Island-based pop-punk band (Photo by Joe Nuzzo).Patent PendingHometown pop-punk heroes are making the long drive from their native Mt. Sinai to Amityville for their latest show to remind all the emo kids to cheer up. For proof that this band has a heart, check out this feature on the band in the Press. With opening acts Craving Strange, Silver Silver and Fawkes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $15. 6:30 p.m. July 16.Nine DaysNine Days, the Long Island-based band best known for their late ’90s pop hit “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” is back and better than ever, ending a 10-year hiatus. In advance of their July 16 album release show, the Press spoke with the band’s lead singer, John Hampson, and lead guitarist, Brian Desveaux, to discuss their upcoming album, Snapshots, as well as working with legendary music producer Jim Scott and their relentless commitment to making music. Wow. A must-read, to be sure. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $15-$20. 8 p.m. July 16.BlackstreetA top R&B vocal group of the ’90s, Blackstreet continues to ride the fame of previous hit singles “Before I Let You Go,” “Booti Call,” “No Diggity,” “Don’t Leave Me” and “Take Me There.” Though their roster has rotated, with several members leaving to pursue successful solo careers after earning fame through the band, the group has partnered with big names like Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, and earned a Grammy Award after several albums went platinum. Opening the show is Jagged Edge and Shai. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. July 16.Johnny Mac’s Blues BandBased on Long Island, The Johnny Mac Band plays blues, R&B, funk and reggae. In other words, all the best stuff to get you up in front of the stage and shake, shake, shakin’! Known for their high-energy jams and in-the-moment improvisation, these jazz masters (See what we did there?) make every gig an unforgettable, soul-soothing experience! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $10. 8 p.m. July 16.The Lost Works (And World) Of Don MurrayAlways more than a movie star, Don Murray demonstrated an unwavering commitment to social service on and off screen—and played roles that other actors weren’t willing to risk. By doing so, he forfeited a superstardom that was his for the taking in order to be true to his beliefs. Learn about his career in an exclusive documentary preview screening and one of the very first opportunities to see a compelling 1972 lost feature film. Don will be in person to discuss both films, along with documentarian Don Malcolm, son Chris Murray, and film historians Foster Hirsch and Jud Newborn. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 10 a.m. July 17.Florida Georgia Line / Cole Swindell / The Cadillac Three & Kane BrownGet out those 10-gallon cowboy hats, strap on those designer leather sham-shackle boots and let’s giddy-up a doozy, cause this country night, and you’re a country gal! The brothers who make up Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, will perform their tasteful hit single, “Cruise,” which sold 10 million copies, making FGL the first-ever country band to receive RIAA’s Diamond certification. Cole Swindell, who has written singles for country boys such as Scott McCreery and Luke Bryan, in addition to releasing two albums, joins FGL this summer, too! Kane Brown, who joins The Cadillac Three on this tour, is an up-and-coming country star, whose first EP was only released a year ago. Wow now this night thar har gonna rock! Nikon at Jones Beach, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $32-$76.75. 7 p.m. July 17.Gilbert GottfriedWhether you find him absolutely can’t-stop-laughing hilarious or occasionally somewhat annoying, Gottfried is a master of his comedic craft. He is bound to leave all those in attendance of this must-see gig feeling a sordid mixture of both. That’s a good thing! It means they’ve been laughing so damn hard their gut will hurt for weeks after, which will leave them somewhat annoyed. That’s what we meant in the opening line of this blurb. Get it? Oh well. His voice will be ringing in your ears for years. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia. mcguires.govs.com $25. 7, 9:30 p.m. July 16.Micky Dolenz of The MonkeesGeorge Michael “Micky” Dolenz, perhaps the most well-known member of The Monkees, is forever ingrained in America’s collective hearts and minds as that whirlwind heartthrob drummer, singer, actor, and all-around great guy who couldn’t help but make us all smile. In addition to their popular television show of the same name, The Monkees sold more than 65 million records worldwide and had three No. One singles: “Last Train to Clarksville,” “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer.” This engaging, spirited 70-year-old musician is also credited with directing numerous theatrical and television shows. Back in the ’60s, Dolenz rocked the stage–and he’s still got it, as he’s joined by new members to play all the hits from those crazy, hilarious, insanely talented hellraisers, The Monkees. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $60. 7:30 p.m. July 17.Dianne ReevesDianne Reeves is a five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist whose latest album, Beautiful Life, earned that prestigious honor for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $65-$95. 8 p.m. July 17.Eric StonestreetHey, Modern Family fans, Cameron Tucker is coming to Long Island! Well, the actor, Eric Stonestreet, who plays the flamboyant character, is. The two-time Emmy Award-winning talent has graced our television and movie screens with a variety of personas. Growing up in Kansas City, acting wasn’t his top career choice. But, after being dared in college to audition for the play Prelude to a Kiss, and landing a small role, Stonestreet was hooked. Since then, he has built up an impressive resume, starring in popular television series, such as Malcolm in the Middle, American Horror Story: Murder House, and Nip/Tuck. Most recently, he voiced “Duke” in the new animated film The Secret Life of Pets. Now, he is on an interactive comedy tour, where audience members will hear behind-the-scenes stories, life experiences, and have the opportunity to ask Stonestreet questions about literally, anything. Something tells me this is gonna be really, really, really funny. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $29.50- $74.50. 8 p.m. July 17.Chuck MosleyFans have missed former Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley, but after a few years of silence, the alternative funk-metal legend has returned. Mosley will be bringing his unforgettable voice and stage persona to Long Island during his “Reintroduce Yourself” acoustic tour. These unplugged sessions will include music and favorites from his past bands. Mosley was the Faith No More singer in 1985 for two of the group’s albums, We Care A Lot and Introduce Yourself. After leaving the band, Mosley formed Cement and released two albums: Cement and Man With the Action Hair. In 2009, he dropped the EP Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food. Now, he is reissuing the album We Care A Lot with new tracks. This is a must-not-miss gig. Like, “Epic.” Looney Tunes, 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon. ltcds.com $11.99-$39.99. 7 p.m. July 18.Lost EmulsionGlenn Andreiev’s new documentary revealing how and why so many silent and early sound films are missing includes rare film clips and images to illustrate the plight of lost cinema, along with lively interviews with noted film historians (including Cinema regulars Bill Shelley, Ben Model and Philip Harwood). Director Glenn Andreiev will be on hand to lead the audience in a lively discussion after the film. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. July 18.Harry Chapin TributeWhat better venue to host a concert celebrating the music of the late, great folk singer, than the one that bears his name? There is none. Besides his hit single “Cats in the Cradle,” the Long Island native’s fan favorites include “Taxi,” Sniper” and “Flowers Are Red.” Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov/parks Free. 8 p.m. July 18.    PinkaliciousThe whimsical story by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann about an exuberant little girl who adores everything pink comes to Long Island as a musical that is sure to delight her devoted following. The audience is sure to be dressed as fuchsia as the set. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $19.50. 11 a.m. July 19.Patrick ColabellaThis professor and author will be speaking and signing copies of his new book How to Get Rid of Socialism. Was going to add a political joke here and just decided to move on to the Yellow Ape Film Festival, instead. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. July 19.Yellow Ape Film FestivalYellow Ape is not your typical film festival. It showcases local filmmakers’ movies intended for the midnight-hour audience. You can see anything from a silly zany comedy to a bizarre and disturbing horror flick. Not only are films shown, there are musical acts, stand-up comics, a celebrity panel, and sexy burlesque dancers that make it more of an event than just a film festival. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $25. 7 p.m. July 20.Priscilla, Queen of The DesertGet ready to “Shake Your Groove Thing,” and hop aboard the party bus Priscilla in our laugh-out-loud comedy musical smash hit, fresh off Broadway. This splashy, Tony-nominated musical is based on the 1994 film of the same name that tells the story of three colorful “divas” that drive their lavender bus, appropriately named Priscilla, across the desert and meet an array of fantastic characters, all while pushing the norms of society. Set to a score of well-known pop, funk, gospel, and disco songs such as “It’s Raining Men,” “I Will Survive,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Boogie Wonderland,” and “Hot Stuff,” this is one adventure you won’t want to miss! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $59-$89. July 20-Aug. 6.–Compiled by  Kate Nalepinki, Leo Capobianco, Ana Borruto, Ellie Schoeffel and Timothy Bolger.[Featured image: Florida Georgia Line via Facebook]last_img read more

Badgers ready for WCHA-rival Duluth

first_imgSenior Meghan Duggan said she was shocked when on Sunday she learned No. 1 Wisconsin had been paired with No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinals.[/media-credit]Selection Sunday may not have gone as planned, but no matter the opponent, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is ready for anything.In a shocking selection, Wisconsin will host WCHA rival Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinals this Saturday night at the Kohl Center.The Bulldogs – last year’s national champions – finished second in the WCHA this season and currently hold a No. 7 ranking nationally. Sitting at No. 1, the Badgers were surprised to see they would be playing such a tough squad but are focusing on keeping up their game.“I think everybody in women’s hockey is probably a little stunned the way the bracket came out,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “But as I also said, we’re moving on, and we’re getting ourselves prepared and organized and ready to play Saturday night. We deal with it and move on.”“I think initially I was shocked just because I didn’t expect to see Duluth,” Senior forward Meghan Duggan said. “For good, for bad, or for no reason at all I just didn’t expect to see them. I think it’s good. I’m psyched. We know them well, we know their tendencies, we know all their best players, and we’ve been successful against them thus far this season. I’m excited to play.”Saturday marks the fifth time UW and UMD will meet this season. The Bulldogs have given the Badgers one of their two losses this season, as well as one of their two ties.The last time the two met, the game ended in a tie, forcing a shootout per WCHA rules. Freshman netminder Alex Rigsby stopped two of UMD’s three attempts while junior forwards Brooke Ammerman and Hilary Knight both found the back of the net, giving the Badgers the extra point from the tie.This time around, Johnson wants his team to just stay consistent and perform as it has in the past couple of weeks.“At this time of year, it’s your ability to execute, play the way we’ve played all year and don’t let the pressure of the game change what we do,” Johnson said. “Special teams obviously become important. The nice thing is you’re playing at home, hopefully there’ll be a good crowd and it comes down to execution. One team is going to walk out Saturday night disappointed.”After an intense come-from-behind victory last weekend against Minnesota to claim the WCHA tournament title, Wisconsin feels it is capable of anything.Down 3-0 halfway through the second period, the Badgers forced the game into overtime. After 14 minutes of overtime, senior forward Kelly Nash finally broke through Minnesota’s defenses, scoring the game winner.“To come from a three-goal deficit to come back and win that in overtime, it was huge just so we know that we can do that. It was a great learning experience,” Rigsby said.“We’re all still riding a little bit on that win,” Duggan said. “It was an exciting moment for us this season and one that we’ll never forget, but obviously that’s over and done with, and now we move on to the third part of the season where we kind of need to buckle down and get ready for our next opponent.”Now with only eight teams left in the race for the national title, every game this weekend will be a tough fight. While the Badgers may have been given a tougher fight than they expected, any nerves the squad has should help it through Saturday night’s game.“It’s going to be any given day for a lot of the games [this weekend], and it’s one and done,” Duggan said. “You lose, and your season is over. For me, I’m a senior, so I’m nervous. But I think the nerves are going to turn into excitement as soon as the puck drops. We’re playing for, eventually, a championship. I’m excited for the game and just hope that it goes in our favor.”last_img read more

Seager’s double brings home Puig with game-winner in Dodgers’ win

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Corey Seager’s RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in the winning run as the Dodgers earned a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.Seager’s game-winner reclaimed a victory the Dodgers seem to have in their pocket for the first six innings.Left-hander Alex Wood returned from a two-week stay on the DL and held the Reds to one run through five innings, taking a 4-1 lead into the sixth.Before Wood, the Dodgers’ revolving door approach to managing their starting rotation had sent four starting pitchers to the DL for reasons of varying concern — Kenta Maeda, Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill (twice). In their first games back from those furloughs, the group had combined for a 6.75 ERA and 2.12 WHIP, averaging fewer than five innings in those starts. The Dodgers lost four of the five games. Chase Utley added an RBI double in the fifth (one of his three hits in the game).Things got complicated in the top of the sixth, however. Wood hit Zack Cozart with a pitch. Chris Taylor made a running catch at the wall in left-center, robbing Joey Votto of an extra-base hit, but Eugenio Suarez followed with a single. That brought the tying run to the plate and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts left Wood in to face the left-handed Scott Schebler (tied for the National League home run lead when the day started with 17).Wood struck him out on his 87th pitch of the game and Roberts decided that was enough. He went to right-handed reliever Josh Fields to face the right-handed Devin Mesoraco.Fields gave up just one home run in his first 22 appearances this season but he has given up three in the past week — two back-to-back last Saturday in Milwaukee and one to Mesoraco. His three-run liner over the left-field wall tied the game.The winning rally started with back-to-back singles by Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner with one out in the ninth. After pinch-hitter Franklin Gutierrez struck out, Seager sliced a line drive down the left-field line that kept curving away from Gennett. His desperate dive came up short and the ball fell in for the deciding hit. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Wood bucked that trend. He took a 25 1/3-inning scoreless streak and an inflamed sternoclavicular joint to the DL with him. He wasn’t quite that good in his return — but he wasn’t far off.Wood retired the first six batters he faced, striking out three of them. His scoreless innings streak ended at 27 1/3, however.Scooter Gennett led off the third with a double and scored when Jose Peraza bounced an RBI single through the middle.But Wood cruised into the fifth inning with that 4-1 lead. The Dodgers scored three times in the first on an RBI double by Corey Seager, a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez and a home run by Cody Bellinger.It was the rookie’s 13th home run in 43 games, making him the family leader — his father, Clay, hit 12 home runs in his 183-game big-league career. It was also a welcome sight for Bellinger, who was just 7 for his past 47 (.149) with 22 strikeouts before the home run.last_img read more

Meet The Black ­Athletes of Team USA

first_imgWomen’s BasketballSeimone Augustus, age 28, Louisiana State UniversitySwin Cash, age 32, University of ConnecticutTamika Catchings, age 33, University of TennesseeTina Charles, age 23, University of ConnecticutSylvia Fowles, age 26, Louisiana State UniversityAsjha Jones, age 31, University of ConnecticutAngel McCoughtry, age 25, University of LouisvilleMaya Moore, age 23, University of ConnecticutCandace Parker, age 26, University of TennesseeMen’s BasketballCarmelo Anthony, age 28, Syracuse UniversityKobe Bryant, age 33Tyson Chandler, age 29Anthony Davis, age 19, University of KentuckyKevin Durant, age 23, University of TexasJames Harden, age 22, Arizona State UniversityAndre Iguodala, age 28, University of ArizonaLeBron James, age 27Chris Paul, age 27, Wake Forest UniversityRussell Westbrook, age 23, UCLADeron Williams, age 28, University of IllinoisWomen’s BoxingClaressa Shields, 17, Flint, MichiganQuanitta Underwood, age 28Men’s BoxingMarcus Browne, age 21Dominic Breazeale, age 26, University of North ColoradoMichael Hunter, age 24Terrell Gausha, age 24Jamel Herring, age 26Errol Spence, age 22Rau’ Shee Warren age 23Women’s FencingMaya Lawrence, age 32, Columbia UniversityNzingha Prescod, age 19, Columbia UniversityMen’s FencingMiles Chamley Watson, age 22, Penn State UniversityDaryl Homer, age 22, St. John’s UniversityWomen’s GymnasticsGabrielle Douglas, age 16Men’s GymnasticsJohn Orozco, age 19Men’s RowingDavid Banks, age 28, Stanford UniversityWomen’s SoccerSydney Leroux, age 22, UCLAWomen’s SwimmingLia Neal, age 17Men’s SwimmingCullen Jones, age 28, North Carolina State UniversityAnthony Ervin, age 31TaekwondoTerrance Jennings, age 25, Northern Virginia Community CollegeWomen’s TennisSerena Williams, age 30Venus Williams, age 32Men’s TennisDonald Young, age 23Women’s Track and FieldKeisha Baker, age 24, University of Oregon—4×400 meter relayBridgette Barrett, age 21—High JumpT’erea Brown, age 22, University of Miami—400 meter hurdlesMichelle Carter, age 26, University of Texas-Shot PutJanet Cherobon-Bawcom, age 33—Long Distance RunningJessica Cosby, age 30, UCLA—Women’s Hammer ThrowSharon Clay, age 27, University of California-Poly—HeptathlonJanay Deloach, age 26, Colorado State University—Long JumpDiamond Dixon, age 20-4×400 meter RelayAllyson Felix, age 26, University of Southern California—100 meterChelsea Hayes, age 24—Long JumpCarmelita Jeter, age 32, California State University—100 meterAlysia Johnson Montano, age 26, University of California Poly—800 meterChantae McMillan, age 24—HeptathlonAretha Thurmond, age 35, University of Washington—Discus ThrowDeedee Trotter, age 29, University of Tennessee—400 meterLauryn Williams, age 28, University of Miami—4×100 relayMen’s Track and FieldKerron Clement, age 23, University of Florida—400 meter HurdlesAshton Eaton, age 24, University of Oregon—DecathlonJustin Gatlin, age 30, University of Tennessee—100 meter HurdlesTyson Gay, age 29—100 meterMarquis Goodwin, age 21—Long JumpReese Hoffa, age 33, University of Georgia—Shot PutGeorge Kitchens, age 29—Men’s Long JumpErik Kynard, age 21, Kansas State University—High JumpLopez Lomong, age 27, Northern Arizona University—5000 meterTony McQuay, age 22, University of Florida—400 meterAries Merritt, age 26, University of Tennessee—110 meter HurdlesLashawn Merritt, age 26, Old Dominion University—400 meterManteo Mitchell, age 25—4×400 meter RelayMaurice Mitchell, age 22, Florida State University—200 meterJamie Nieto, age 35, Eastern Michigan University—High JumpDarvis Patton, age 34, Texas Christian University—4×100 meter RelayJason Richardson, age 26, University of South Carolina—110 meter HurdlesKhadevis Robinson, age 36, California State—800 meterDuane Solomon, age 27—800 meterMichael Tinsley, age 28, Jackson State University—400 meter HurdlesIsiah Young, age 22—200 meterJason Young, age 31, Texas Tech University—Discus ThrowWomen’s VolleyballFoluke Akinradewo, age 24, Stanford UniversityTayyiba Haneef-Park, age 33, Long Beach UniversityMegan Hodge, age 23, Penn StateDestinee Hooker, age 24Danielle Scott-Arruda, age 39, Long Beach State UniversityMen’s WeightliftingKendrick Farris, age 26, Louisiana State UniversityWomen’s WrestlingKelsey Campbell, age 27, Arizona State UniversityMen’s WrestlingDremiel Deshon Byers, age 37, North Carolina A&Tlast_img read more

Military Spouses an Untapped Employment Resource

first_imgTo learn more about this job-ready workforce solution, please contact the Chamber at 360.357.3362. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Thurston County ChamberEvery business owner and manager knows (or they should!) that their workforce is their single greatest asset.  The Thurston County Chamber is committed to helping businesses connect with resources to build and maintain a strong workforce. According to the Department of Defense, although 85% of military spouses want or need to work, 1 in 4 are unemployed. The Chamber is working to connect employers in our community with this highly-qualified, yet largely-untapped talent pool. Providing employment opportunities for military spouses helps your business meet its human capital goals while improving the quality of life for a military family. The Thurston County Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services may be available upon request to persons with disabilities.  Funds made available through the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Consortium. The number of military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Base Lewis McChord has grown significantly in the past 10 years. From 2003-2010 employment increased by 40,000 and that number continues to grow.  As a result there has also been an influx of military spouses, many looking for work. Due to the unique demands of military life, spouses frequently bring skills sets that can strengthen your team. These include:Ability to adapt to changeSkillful stress managementAptitude for multi-asking & problem solvingDiverse backgroundBroad range of experienceslast_img read more