Glee kicks off its fifth season on September 26 with a two-part tribute to one of the greatest groups in music history, the Beatles, and Columbia Records is set to release an album of music featured on the show. According to EW.com, in the premiere episode, “Love, Love, Love,” the New Directions kids take on a Beatles-centric assignment, Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) figure out the future of their relationship and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) “New York ambitions take an unexpected turn.” In the follow-up episode, “Tina in the Sky with Diamonds,” airing October 3, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) runs for prom queen while Rachel and Santana (Naya Rivera) take jobs at a Broadway-themed diner. Jane Lynch While there are no clips yet of the episode, check out Glee stars Criss, Kevin McHale and Dean Geyer tap into their inner Fab Four for the Young Storytellers Foundation’s “Beatles Forever” skit. Lea Michele Glee Star Files 1. “Yesterday” 2. “Drive My Car” 3. “Got To Get You Into My Life” 4. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” 5. “Help” 6. “A Hard Day’s Night” 7. “I Saw Her Standing There” 8. “All You Need Is Love” 9. “Get Back” 10. “Here Comes the Sun” 11. “Something” 12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 13. “Hey Jude” 14. “Let It Be” Darren Criss Matthew Morrison View Comments A full track listing for the Glee/Beatles album, which will be released on September 24, is as follows: View All (4)
It’s time for another cross-country road trip, with musical stops in Washington DC, Cincinnati and La Jolla, plus dramatic interludes in Atlanta and Costa Mesa. Grab your favorite map app, and make plans to see some of the hottest shows in the USA! ATLANTA, GA Politics as Usual After winning strong reviews in its 2012 premiere at Second Stage Uptown, Kenneth Lim’s Warrior Class makes its way to Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre in a production running through November 17. This topical thriller centers on a young politician being groomed for a big race in New York—until a former girlfriend threatens to upend his reputation. Can a political fixer figure out what she really wants? Discover this nail-biting drama by a rising Asian-American playwright. View Comments WASHINGTON, DC If Idina Is the Star, Then We Want to See the Show The wait is over—at least for those in or near our nation’s capital: The new musical If/Then begins its pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre on November 5. Starring Tony winner Idina Menzel as a woman who moves back to NYC just before her 40th birthday, If/Then boasts a score by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, direction by Michael Greif and a supporting cast led by LaChanze and Anthony Rapp. See it in DC through December 8, then…Broadway! COSTA MESA, CA Miles to Go Before They Sleep Amy Herzog’s beautiful play 4000 Miles has swapped coasts, after an acclaimed off-Broadway debut starring Tony winners Mary Louise Wilson and Gabriel Ebert. In a new production at South Coast Repertory, Broadway vets Jenny O’Hara and Matt Caplan play a Vera, a 91-year-old grandmother, and Leo, her hippie grandson, who come together in Vera’s Greenwich Village apartment at the end of Leo’s disastrous cross-country bicycle trip. Watch their relationship bloom through November 17. LA JOLLA, CA The Hilton Twins Will Never Leave You Side Show played less than 100 Broadway performances back in 1997, and yet the musical has remained a source of fascination to actors and audiences. And why not? The lead characters are conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who struggle to find love and acceptance as more than simply side-show performers. Oscar winner Bill Condon has reworked Bill Russell’s book and directs Emily Padgett and Erin Davie at La Jolla Playhouse, running November 5-December 15. CINCINNATI, OH Even the Orchestra Is Beautiful Priscilla Queen of the Desert diva Nathan Lee Graham takes on the iconic role of the Emcee in Cabaret in a production that has jumped from St. Louis Rep to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Broadway vets Liz Pearce and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka play Sally Bowles and Clifford Bradshaw in Marsha Milgrom Dodge’s revival, which captures the divine decadence and existential dread of Kander & Ebb’s classic musical. Catch Cabaret through November 16.
Swimming is a year-round activity in Harney Pool, with scheduled military lap swimming, family swimming and instruction for all ages. The outdoor pools on Hancock and Grant are open from early June through Labor Day. Call the Harney Pool Office at 684-2187 for information about pool fees, passes and classes.The Sports Office located in Gruber Fitness Center can help and advise with unit-level sports programs, at 684-5136. Gruber Fitness Center is equipped with a fitness room, gymnasium, racquetball and basketball courts, combatives room, aerobics room, rock climbing wall, locker rooms, and sauna. Harney Sports Complex has four racquetball courts, gymnasium, nautilus workout machines, locker rooms, sauna, and a 25-yard indoor pool. Services include Red Cross Learn to Swim classes, water aerobics and private swimming lessons.The newly renovated Strike Zone Bowling Center offers 16 lanes of bowling along with a snack bar and pro shop. Check out the adult and youth league programs, as well as Rock-N-Glow nights. Call 684-BOWL or 684-2195.Three softball diamonds, two football fields, eight soccer game fields (and numerous practice fields) and two lighted tennis courts keep many Fort Leavenworth Soldiers and family members active.Trails West Golf Course features 190 acres of open meadows, tree-lined zoysia fairways and bent grass greens. Golfers of varying skill levels will enjoy this 18-hole regulation course. Other features include a clubhouse, proshop, lighted covered driving range, two practice putting greens, ladies’ and men’s locker rooms and Fairway Grille. Private and group lessons are available. Clinics are given during the spring, summer and fall for beginning golfers. Call 651-7176.
Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Carewww.care.comFind family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.Or you can post a caregiver job and then let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.Active-duty military families receive a 25 percent discount on any subscription.Child Care Awarewww.childcareaware.orgImproving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.Washington State Department of Early Learning1110 Jefferson St. SEOlympia, WA 98501 360-725-4665www.del.wa.govThe Washington State Department of Early Learning helps create safe, healthy and nurturing learning experiences for children in the state. The department offers information on resources available for early childhood educators, parents and others who work with young children. The department is also responsible for licensing child care centers and family home child care providers in the state of Washington. The department’s website has Child Care Check, which offers basic information about a child care provider’s licensing history.Washington State Department of Social and Health ServicesP.O. Box 45131Olympia, WA 98504 360-902-7878www.dshs.wa.govThe Washington State Department of Social and Health Services provides a number of support services for children, adults and seniors. The department’s services aim to decrease poverty, improve safety and health, and increase success in employment and education. Available services include help with food, cash assistance, child care, addiction treatments, medical insurance for children, child support and more.Spokane County Veterans Services1101 W. College Ave.Spokane Regional Health District, Suite 401Spokane, WA 99201 509-477-3690www.spokanecounty.org/veteranVeterans Services provides counseling and emergency financial aid to honorably discharged indigent veterans and their families for rent, utilities, food, gas and limited prescription assistance. The department also provides employment resources. For more information on eligibility and available services, visit the department’s website.Spokane Department of Child and Family Services1313 N. Atlantic St., Suite 2000Spokane, WA 99201 509-363-3550https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/f2ws03apps/caofficespub/offices/general/OfficeShow.asp?qs_City=458The department is the public child welfare agency for the state of Washington. The staff works with children and families to identify their needs and develop a plan for services that support them and assure their safety and well-being. These services are designed to reduce the risk of abuse, find safe alternatives to out-of-home placement, and assure safety and permanency for children in out-of-home care. Visit the website to get information on foster parenting, teen suicide, reporting abuse and more.
For the past few years we’ve seen almost every tire maker come to the realization that tubeless makes an all around higher performance road tire. Having held a top spot in the premium road clincher market almost since the GP 4000’s debut fourteen years ago, Continental have finally adopted road tubeless with the next generation of their all-around Grand Prix tire. The new GP 5000 TL claims improvements in cornering grip, long-term durability, ride quality & puncture protection with the now obvious real world rolling resistance improvements of road tubeless. Oh and you can also get a much improved GP 5000 clincher too.Continental GP 5000 TL performance road tubeless tiresContinental readily admits that they are late to the road tubeless party. Super late, in fact. It seems having a tire that is almost universally praised as being an all-around road market leader can make you a bit complacent. But Conti haven’t just been resting on their road tire laurels, they have been working on developing a solution that they are super happy with. While tire-rim fit has varied from brand-to-brand since the real start of road tubeless, Continental wasn’t happy with simply adapting the low pressure tubeless solution that works for mountain bikes to their premium road market. They don’t want long time GP 4000 fans to buy a tire, fight with tubeless setup, possibly give up, and lose faith in a long-time trusted tire.Conti’s whole marketing ploy around the new tubeless tires is that it needs to just work. Tires should disappear beneath you, and we shouldn’t need to worry about our tires or have to stop your ride to fix flats. The marketing copy says that once you get onto the bike, “It’s your time” to ride, trouble-free. But they readily admit (and kind of accept) that also, “It’s about time!”So Continental developed an all-new TL tubeless construction that they promises will work more easily & more securely that pretty much anything on the market. Plus, they have done it in a tire better in almost every way than their already industry benchmark GP 4000 SII. And it is still entirely handmade in Germany.Continental GP 5000 TL tubeless road tire – Tire Tech DetailsThe heart of making the tubeless tire is a fully sealed butyl inner liner to the 3-layer/180tpi casing, and the large squared off bead that promises a fast and easy seal. We haven’t had a chance to mount one up (if fact, we are publishing this article a day early since another organization failed to respect an agreed upon embargo), but will report back when we get a chance.This is not a tubeless-ready tire, but a fully tubeless tire. The sealed casing is totally air tight. But Continental still says you need to run the tire with tubeless sealant, both to ensure maximum flat protection and to ensure a seal between the rim to bead interface.But it isn’t just a new bead, the Gran Prix 5000 TL is almost completely redesigned, improving on most every characteristic. Continental’s signature Black Chili rubber compound has been remixed for improved rolling resistance and better mileage, while also maintaining grip. The Vectran puncture protection layer has evolved to be more resistant without affecting the flexibility of the casing.The signature tread pattern on the tires shoulder has been remade, by laser etching the mold (instead of the previous machined grooves in the mold) to create a more porous texture to the rubber for greater surface area and more grip while cornering. Conti also assures us that the modified should detailing maintains the same aero performance, that we have personally witnessed in the wind tunnel helps create a turbulent boundary layer of air, improving aerodynamics especially of deeper aero wheels at increasing yaw angles.Continental GP 5000 TL tubeless road tire – Active Comfort TechAnd unseen inside the casing, but probably the biggest performance improvement in the tire is a new tech called Active Comfort. Essentially by providing more stiffness and controlled damping in the sidewall areas while leaving the portion of the casing under the tread more flexible, Continental promises the ability to run lower tire pressure to maximize comfort & grip, while retaining the stability of higher pressures while cornering at high speed.We think that this Active Comfort tech could be the standout improvement in the new GP 5000 (and at least one Conti engineer agreed). It’s also quite similar to some of the lighter enduro MTB tire tech we seen lately – like in the new BLCK DMND tires from Specialized. That will especially be the case in the wider sizes available in the new tire, where lower pressures will improve grip, comfort & rolling resistance, now possibly without sacrificing stability & control during hard cornering.Conti GP 5000 TL tubeless road tire – Tire Sizes, Weights & PricingSpeaking of larger volume tires, it was a pleasant surprise to see that Conti has gone wide with the new GP 5000 TL. Remember that they still think of this as a high performance road racing tire. It is rated for up to more than 100psi for the narrower versions, and should only be installed on hooked bead tubeless ready rims. But realistically should be run at much lower levels to get the full benefits of going tubeless. (That also means this type of road tubeless tech for high pressure applications will find its way into other Conti road tires. But gravel & cross tires will likely stick with the lower pressure solutions developed for mountain bikes.)The 75€ tubeless GP 5000 TL is available in 700c x 25, 28 & 32mm versions (300, 345 & 375g, respectively). There’s also a 650b x 28mm version (330g claimed) specifically developed to bring high performance road to smaller riders who get an uncompromised fit & handling on the smaller wheeled bikes (like we’ve seen most notably from Canyon.) Continental chose not to produce more narrow tubeless versions to ensure secure fit and performance with the current crop of wider internal width tubeless rims on the market.The result of that tech is that the new tubeless GP 5000 TL promises incrementally better performance than the new clincher GP 5000. Conti says the tubeless version has 5% less rolling resistance and 5% better puncture resistance, before you even account for tubeless sealant.Continental GP 5000 high performance clincher road tiresAs we alluded to from the start, this is a re-imagining of the GP 4000 SII, a tire that many call the benchmark of performance for all-around road clinchers. So almost all of those tech updates also apply to the clincher GP 5000 too.The claimed performance updates for the GP 5000 clincher vs. the benchmark old GP 4000 SII are pretty sizable: 12% less rolling resistance, 20% better overall puncture resistance, 10g lighter, and with the improved comfort offered by the Active Comfort casing. (And remember, the tubeless version is even better on rolling & puncture resistance.)If those claims are backed up in real world riding, the new GP 5000 tires are set to reclaim their position as a modern benchmark performance road tire for all sorts of riding & racing. Faster rolling & better puncture resistance than comparable tires on the market, while also being near the lightest as well. Conti says they’ve tested the new GP 5000 TL & GP 5000 against tubeless & clincher tires from the likes of Bontrager, Hutchinson, Maxxis, Pirelli, Specialized, Schwalbe & Vittoria, and they seem pretty comfortable that the GP 5000s are going to set the new standard again for years to come.From the outside they look virtually identical and share the same updated Black Chili rubber, the new Lazer Grip micro texturing, and even the Active Comfort stability tech inside the casing.But inside the differences are more obvious. The tubeless GP 5000 TL has the ribbed inner butyl liner layer that seals air inside, while the tube-type GP 5000 has the same patterned web that controls the interface with an inner tube.At it’s core, the construction of the clincher GP 5000 is similar to the tubeless version, without the additional liner or special, blocky tubeless bead. The result is a tire that is lighter and uses a more fine 3-ply/330tpi casing, but still doesn’t quite match tubeless for lower rolling resistance.The clincher is available in a slightly wider range of more narrow sizes, suited also to fit the more narrow road rims that are still used on many tube-type bikes. The clincher GP 5000 comes in 700c x 23, 25, 28 & 32 (200, 215, 235 & 290g, respectively) as well as 650b x 25 & 28mm (claimed 205 & 230g). The new Conti GP 5000 clinchers all share the same 63€ recommended retail price.As a running change, Continental has ended production of the GP 4000 for several months, and you will only find the new GP 5000 once existing stock in the market is exhausted.Conti GP 5000 TL tubeless & GP 5000 clincher road tires – AvailabilityAll of the tubeless and clincher Conti GP 5000 TL & GP 5000 tires have been in production for months – entirely developed & handmade in Germany in-house by Continental. They are available from tomorrow November 8 through all of the typical retail channels. We’ve heard that warehouses are stocked, and many of the bigger distributors in Europe & the Americas already have the new tires waiting to go. But Conti does anticipate high demand for some of the tubeless versions, so order fast if you really want to ride them soon.Continental-Tires.com/Bicycle
Andy Schleck. Source: wikipedia commonsOK, so the headline was a little misleading, but the way in which the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project (www.leopard.lu) is putting a squad together around the brothers Schleck has all the adventure, enterprise – and not to mention speed – of a good old-fashioned heist movie.Austrian Stefan Denifl, Australian Will Clark and Frenchman Brice Feillu have all signed for the team today; Denifl, or so the press release rather touchingly says, is, at 23 “still in the process of finding out what he does best”. Let’s label him the rookie who needs to be taken under somebody’s wing. Will Clark is the young powerhouse who’ll do anything for his comrades; Feillu, the maverick looking to prove himself, who, in his 2009 Tour de France stage win to Andorra, gave a hint of his stage-race potential.Grizzled vet Stuart O’Grady, entering his 15th season of professional cycling, will marshall the youngsters, his signing announced just a day after Linus Gerdemann, Jakob Fuglsang and Fabian Wegmann added their names to the roster.The team’s got it all: youth; experience; a Paris-Roubaix winner; at least three grand tour contenders; a metric ton of climbing prowess. Truly, enough to more than blow the bloody doors off.“I love it when a plan comes together,” Andy Schleck may or may not have said, though rumors that he was rubbing his hands together and smoking a large cigar at the time have been denied.
Yesterday a thread on Reddit released details of the new Hero 4 and now the PetaPixel Blog has confirmed virtually everything. From what we’re hearing, the new camera could be announced as early as Sept 30 or Oct 8th, with availability starting Oct 15.The new Hero 4 is said to be capable of shooting 4k at 30 FPS, 2.7k at 60 FPS, 12 MP pictures, have Bluetooth & GPS capabilities, and image stabilization of some sort. It’s also said to have a built in touchscreen.Head to PetaPixel for the full story.
About a week ago, a bottle of Ernesto Bike Lube landed in our inbox. What’s Ernesto Bike Lube? It’s a light soybean oil-based lube that “lasts a while.” Ernesto’s ad copy may not be precise- but at least he’s not just making numbers up. As a bonus, Ernesto claims that frying “some good country chicken eggs for breakfast” in his lube won’t lead to cancer. Which is a good thing.In all seriousness, Ernesto adds non-toxic materials to his renewable soybean oil base to help it stick to metal and keep the lubrication going. The 4oz bottle shown runs a reasonable $7.50- send your bottle back and he’ll refill it for half that. How does it work? It’s early to say, but it goes on and seems reasonably clean. Watch this space for a full review…www.ernestolube.com
For someone just looking to get into 29er mountain bikes, the Mojave has decent spec for the price considering the frame is a pretty solid base to build on if you decide you like the 29 inch wheels and start upgrading.The full Shimano drivetrain is full Deore. The Raleigh Clubman is their “cafÃƒÂ©Ã‚Â racer”-style bike. Ã‚Â It comes with some nice touches to make your cycling experience all the more pleasant, like flat-top handlebarsHorizontal dropouts with multiple mount points for racks, fenders, etc.Silver Lezyne mini pump comes standard.The always classy Raleigh badge atop the lugged Cro-Mo fork.The rest of the specs.Similar to the Clubman, but more commuter-styled with fenders and a larger Brooks saddle. Ã‚Â Also includes the Lezyne pump. Raleigh had some really cool retro commuters, city bikes, single-speeds, 29ers and this very limited edition cyclocross bike called the Rainier. Ã‚Â Only 50 were made and were sold out quickly. Ã‚Â They’ve got another run of 75 on order, and you have about one week left to get an order in if you want one.Read “more” to see how to get one and peep their other stylish bikes… The classic logo workÃ‚Â and white frame present an elegant feel to the bike. Ã‚Â The exclusive-to-Raleigh white Easton EC90x carbon fork and ERP magnesium white brakes tie the whole package together nicely. Ã‚Â Speaking of putting the package together, this bike started life as a tribute toÃ‚Â Rainier Beer (hence the stylized “R” and logo treatment)Ã‚Â and you can read that story on Raleigh’s blog. Ã‚Â Click on any of the pics to enlarge them.It’s an alloy frame, and comes with stainless inserts in the horizontal dropouts (rear). Ã‚Â Ready to order yet? Here’s the deal. Ã‚Â They’ve got a production order on the books for 75 frames, and all of them are basically pre-sold. Ã‚Â But, if you act quickly, Brian (Raleigh’s marketing man) said there’s a chance they can increase the order if you want one. Ã‚Â That means you need to run to your local authorized Raleigh dealer and have them order one for you…like, yesterday.If ‘cross ain’t your thing, but you still wanna roll some big tires on the dirt, check out their XXIX Pro Limited. Ã‚Â It’s a Reynolds 853 tubed bike with Mavic CrossMax 29er wheels, RockShox Reba w/ Maxle, SRAM XO, Avid CR Elixir disc brakes and Easton bits and pieces. Ã‚Â They’re taking orders through November, see your dealer if you want one. MSRP is $4,000.A few more specs on the XXIX Pro Ltd.Back to single speeds, this is the Rush Hour, Raleigh’s all black street affair. Ã‚Â Note the mini-brake levers on the flats and old school rounded handlebars.Per the spec card, the Rush Hour is also available with gears and brown leather trim. Ã‚Â Personally, the black SS looks like more fun if only because it’s all black.The Superbe Roadster is their civilized city bike, available in both men’s and women’s frames with Brooks leather saddle, Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal gear hub, woodgrain-look fenders and disc brakes.
Aboard NeilPryde’s new Bayamo TT bike were the new Mavic Cosmic CXR 80 Aero Wheels, but we had a note from Mavic saying that they were unrideable samples. The NeilPryde folks, however, hadn’t gotten that memo. Apparently, these were one of only a few sets in the states and Mavic wanted to keep them pristine, so we didn’t actually ride them. But here are some closeup photos of the wheels and the Blade aero faring.Note the directional tread pattern on the sides. Mavic designed it specifically to improve aerodynamics. While most of it is covered, the entire sidewall of the tire is reflective, as are the Cosmic logos on the rims. Click through to see more… As Mavic described, the Blade is very soft and supple. There’s no doubt it would deform with the tire over any bumps.The inside of the Blade has a yellow strip that snaps into a channel on the edge of the rim. The entire Blade ring is slightly stretchy and has to be pulled around the circumference of the rim. Once you’ve got it mostly around, it gets a little tight and snaps in, holding itself in place.Spoke flanges have a rounded profile, not all that dissimilar from the rims.