Idina Menzel Sleighs (Get It?) On ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’

first_img Idina Menzel Star Files Related Shows If/Then star Idina Menzel stopped by Live with Kelly & Michael on December 12 to perform a yuletide classic from her new album, Holiday Wishes. Brace yourselves, because the Tony winner’s rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is full of riffs, modulations and a whole lotta belt. But really, would that little lamb and shepherd boy have it any other way? Menzel also sat down with Ripa and Strahan, who brought her back to her pre-Broadway days as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah singer. “I’m waiting for those videos to surface, actually, on one of these kind of shows,” the supernova said, “but there are none, thankfully.” Even if there were, she had the forethought to make herself borderline unrecognizable (thanks to some Stiff Sutff), just in case. Check out the clips below, and look out for fellow If/Then co-star Tamika Lawrence on backup! If/Then Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Champlain College Class of 2012 Arrives

first_imgChamplain College Class of 2012 ArrivesOrientation Weekend includes Convocation, Activities and Special Events(Sept. 1, 2008) – The Champlain College Class of 2012 arrived Friday for an information-packed, fun-filled, four-day orientation. The incoming class of 615 students represents 28 states and eight countries. Residential move-in began Friday morning followed by a lunch for parents, students and friends. On Friday afternoon, Champlain College Provost Robin Abramson, College Vice Presidents and Champlain faculty in full academic regalia – were led in to the Convocation ceremony on Perry Hall lawn by the St. Andrews Pipe Band of Vermont. During the ceremony, Champlain College President David Finney presented the 2008 Distinguished Citizen Award to Patrick S. Robins, chairman and founder of the SymQuest Group. Robins was honored for his many community roles in education, government, business, civic, arts and public health organizations. Patrick is an entrepreneur and civil servant of uncommon vision and discipline. He has founded and chaired three regional businesses who genius was to recognize emerging needs and to fill them with quality products and exceptional customer service, Finney noted. On Saturday, students were introduced to Champlain Colleges LEAD: Life Experience & Action Dimension program. It is the third component in Champlains Education in Three Dimensions program and will focus on tools and skills for personal growth in four areas career management, financial sophistication, community involvement and individual values. The new students were also introduced to the many programs at Champlain, including the study abroad programs in Montreal and Dublin, Ireland, BYOBiz, and briefed on public safety and neighborhood expectations. Over the four-day orientation weekend, the Class of 2012 also took a cruise on Lake Champlain in the Spirit of Ethan Allen, went mini-golfing, held a movie night, toured the campus, had a night of open-mic entertainment at The Grind (the colleges coffeehouse), took a class photo, went hiking and visited downtown Burlington.Classes for all Champlain College students begin Tuesday morning. Champlain College, a private baccalaureate institution, was founded in 1878. Champlain has 2,000 undergraduate students and is ranked 12th in the top tier of Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the North by 2009 America’s Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Burlington, Champlain College offers Education in Three Dimensions, a unique, multi-faceted approach to professional development, academic excellence and community-based life experience education over four years. Champlain also offers study abroad programs with campuses in Dublin, Ireland and Montreal, Quebec and extensive online and continuing professional education. To learn more about Champlain College, visit the Colleges new website at www.champlain.edu(link is external).last_img read more

Church and state should be separate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Mr. Hughes also asserted that the Johnson Amendment empowers the federal government to “punish the clergy and their churches if they choose to speak out and guide their members in regard to choosing government representatives or to comment on legislation” and he urges churches “to permanently regain their guidance role in government affairs.”Thomas Jefferson stated: “History, I believe, furnishes no example of … a people maintaining a free civil government” in a society where clergy dominate and further stated that the clergyman, “In every country and in every age … has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.”I believe it’s reasonable to conclude that the Founding Fathers attempted to build a “wall of separation between church and state,” with each institution functioning fully independently of one another, as part of their efforts to ensure the establishment of a sustainable democracy, rather than a theocracy.A February 2017 poll conducted by the National Association of Evangelicals — 89 percent of Evangelical leaders said they don’t think pastors should endorse politicians from the pulpit.Paul DeierleinSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positions Re Jan. 2 letter, “Let churches have freedom of speech”: Mr. Wallace Hughes begins by stating “The churches’ influence on our Constitution is obvious. U.S. Law is based on Judeo-Christian principles. Our democracy, Constitution, and Christian heritage eroded due to church muzzling legislation.”John Adams stated “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” The Constitution doesn’t include a single reference to “God,” “the Almighty,” nor any other moniker for a deity. Furthermore, the First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In Thomas Jefferson’s words, adoption of this amendment “was meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and Infidel of every denomination.”last_img read more

Deputies investigating after body found near Loxahatchee Groves canal

first_imgPolice are investigating a body that was discovered Friday afternoon on the bank of a canal in Loxahatchee Groves.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 14500 block of North Road at 2 p.m. and found a person who told officers he was fishing in the area when he discovered the body.Investigators said there were no signs of trauma found on the body.The victim was later identified as Daniel Lehnert, 36.last_img