Josh Groban Sets Great Comet Departure Date

first_img View Comments Good news, Broadway, Josh Groban is in it for the long haul! After receiving much acclaim for his Main Stem debut in Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, the Grammy nominee has announced that he will remain with the production through July 2, 2017. Also starring Denée Benton, Dave Malloy’s Rachel Chavkin-helmed musical snapshot into Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, officially opened on November 14 at the Imperial Theatre.In addition to Groban and Benton, the cast includes Brittain Ashford, Lucas Steele, Gelsey Bell, Nicholas Belton, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray, Grace McLean, Paul Pinto, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Alex Gibson, Billy Joe Kiessling, Mary Spencer Knapp, Andrew Mayer, Ani Taj, Cathryn Wake, Scott Stangland, Sumayya Ali, Courtney Bassett, Josh Canfield, Ken Clark, Erica Dorfler, Lulu Fall, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Nick Gaswirth, Azudi Onyejekwe, Pearl Rhein, Heath Saunders, Katrina Yaukey and Lauren Zakrin.Great Comet follows follows Natasha (Benton), a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole (Steele) while her betrothed Andrey (Belton) is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre (Groban) remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Related Showscenter_img Josh Groban in ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812′(Photo: Chad Batka) Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812last_img read more

Pertamina expects to begin running Cilacap biorefinery in 2021

first_imgState-owned oil giant Pertamina expects its new biofuel refinery in Cilacap, Central Java, to begin first-phase operations next year as part of the government’s biodiesel push.The facility will have a “small capacity” of 3,000 barrels per day (bpd) but the output will be “100 percent made from crude palm oil,” said Ignatius Tallulembang, president director of Pertamina’s refinery arm, PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional (PT KPI), on Wednesday.“Late next year we will have a capacity of 3,000 bpd. We will raise the capacity to 6,000 bpd by 2022,” he told House of Representatives lawmakers in Jakarta. The biorefinery is small compared to Pertamina’s headline oil refinery projects, whose output levels are over 100,000 bpd each. Such projects include another refinery in the Cilacap compound from which development partner, Saudi Arabia’s Aramco, recently pulled out.“We will focus on our biorefinery first,” said Ignatius.The Cilacap refinery will support the government’s ongoing 30 percent palm oil-mixed (B30) biodiesel program meant to slash Indonesia’s oil imports, which are a major contributor to the country’s gaping trade deficit.However, the palm oil industry behind B30 has also been linked to deforestation and raging forest fires that environmentalists warn may offset carbon emission reductions from reducing oil consumption.Topics :last_img read more

Aurora LASIK Offers Unique Options for Clearer Vision

first_imgKAMRA InlayOutstanding technology that allows for improved reading vision without glasses, while maintaining distance vision If you’re tired of your readers, KAMRA Inlay may be a great option for you.Aurora is one of just three providers in the state to offer this technologyVisian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)Through a micro-incision, I am able to insert a small contact lens inside the eye to correct very high levels of nearsightednessExcellent optics that produce outstanding vision qualityEnables patients who have traditionally not been good candidates for LASIK to have surgical correction of their vision Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)Aurora LASIK provides a wide variety of options to help improve your vision.Also utilizes the Wavelight Suite, but performs correction without a LASIK flap. This is an excellent option for patients who have:Thin corneasDry eyesIrregular AstigmatismHobbies that risk ocular trauma Refractive Lens ExchangeAurora LASIK can help you improve your vision no matter your stage of life with one of its many options.For patients who are over age 55, they may be developing early cataracts that affect their vision. In these patients, removing the early cataract is an excellent option.Offers multifocal lens implant technologyImproves near and far vision in each eye. Avoids having cataract surgery in the futureLess trouble with dry eyecenter_img I encourage anyone who has been told they are not candidates for vision correction to visit Aurora LASIK for a free screening.  One of our newer procedures may be right for you. We can help you understand your options and, with the new year, help you plan your Flexible Spending Account contributions. Facebook45Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Aurora LASIKThe past two months, since the opening of Aurora LASIK, have been exhilarating. We’ve seen interest in LASIK surgery like never before and have been able to help more than 100 patients enjoy the benefits of clearer vision without glasses or contacts.At Aurora, we offer technology that can correct the vision of even the most challenging cases and help nearly all patients who would like to see without glasses.  That’s because we offer more than just LASIK.  A list of exciting options are summarized below.All-Laser LASIK with the Wavelight Refractive SuiteMost advanced integrated LASIK platform available in the U.S. Blade-free surgery is available right here in Thurston County!last_img read more