The Substance of Fire Starts Performances

first_imgThe Substance of Fire begins performances off-Broadway on April 10. Directed by Trip Cullman and starring Halley Feiffer, the show is scheduled to open on April 27 at Second Stage Theatre. This marks the first New York staging of the Jon Robin Baitz play since its premiere 23 years ago. The Substance of Fire follows the story of a family united by a proud past but facing an uncertain future. Isaac Geldhart, the volatile and brilliant patriarch of his family publishing house, is stubbornly holding on to his place at the head of the company while his three children try to convince him to publish a desperately needed best-seller. Confronted with a changing literary landscape and potential takeover of the company, the Geldhart children must either come to terms with their father and band together or break apart and forfeit the legacy he risked everything to build. View Comments The Substance of Fire Show Closed This production ended its run on May 25, 2014 Additional cast members include Daniel Eric Gold, Carter Hudson, John Noble and Charlayne Woodard. Related Showslast_img read more

NAFCU ever-vigilant on CU exemption as White House pushes tax reform

first_img continue reading » NAFCU remains vigilant in protecting the credit union tax exemption as the White House prepares a stronger push for tax reform legislation – likely this week – according to reports.Reuters, covering a report from The Financial Times on Friday, reported that President Donald Trump would begin his efforts with a speech Wednesday in Missouri, according to National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.Also last week, Politico quoted White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that a focus on tax reform is a big priority for the Trump administration and that action would “probably” start this week and carry into the fall. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Blake Griffin injures left knee in Clippers’ victory over Lakers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, front, drives past Los Angeles Clippers’ C.J. Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks as Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, left, pressures Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, right, and Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. react after a jump ball was called during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Clippers’ Lou Williams, left, drives to the basket under pressure by Los Angeles Lakers’ Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers, bottom, gets his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers’ Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers, left, shoots for three points under pressure by Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, center, grabs a loose ball against Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr., left, and Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, top, passes the ball under pressure by Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram fouls Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson, center, passes the ball under pressure by Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, left, and Wesley Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Clippers forward Blake Griffin grimaces in pain after teammate Austin Rivers landed on his left leg during the second half of Monday’s game against the Lakers at Staples Center. The Clippers won 120-115 but must wait for further evaluation on Griffin’s knee. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, center, reacts to a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, center, puts up a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, left, and Lonzo Ball watch action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, right, puts up a shot against Los Angeles Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Jawun Evans, front, and Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson look at a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, center, drives to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, from left, Larry Nance Jr., Brook Lopez watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams reacts after making a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Austin Rivers, center, is shoved by Blake Griffin after making a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, front, drives past Los Angeles Clippers’ C.J. Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 120-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks as Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 21Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks as Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The hits keep coming for the Clippers. Even when they win, they still lose.All-Star forward Blake Griffin was the latest to go down and out, injuring his left knee during the final minutes of the Clippers’ 120-115 victory Monday over the Lakers at Staples Center. He exited the game with 3 minutes, 53 seconds remaining, and spent the rest of it in the locker room.The Clippers expect to know more about the severity of Griffin’s injury on Tuesday. Griffin walked from the shower to his locker stall without a limp. He dressed quickly and then departed for home without speaking to reporters, so it was uncertain whether he was in pain.“I don’t know yet,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said when asked about Griffin. “They’re going to evaluate him, do some more testing tomorrow. We’ll just have to wait and see. It didn’t look good. We just have to wait and see. … You could see it happen.” The Clippers (8-11), already without guard Patrick Beverley for the rest of the season after he underwent right knee surgery last week, held their modest lead thanks in large part to the play of veteran guard Lou Williams in the second half and especially in the closing minutes.Williams scored a season-best 42 points on 12-for-21 shooting against his former team. He had 14 points in the fourth quarter, including two on a driving layup that gave the Clippers a 118-115 lead with 32.5 seconds left. He then sank two free throws to seal it with 11.8 to go.Williams was 14 of 14 from the free-throw line, sparking the Clippers’ 28-for-30 effort. The Lakers were 16 for 24 from the line.“He saved us, really,” Doc Rivers said.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRookie guard Lonzo Ball charged into the paint with the Lakers trying to make up a small deficit in the closing minutes of the game. Ball collided with Clippers guard Austin Rivers, who then fell backward onto Griffin’s left leg. Griffin ended up lying on the court clutching his left knee. “It was like a trigger effect,” Doc Rivers said. With Larry Nance Jr. back from injury, Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma savors his time among starters center_img Clippers say they’ve gotten over shock of losing Patrick Beverley for season Whicker: Give Lakers’ Lonzo Ball room to breathe, and then we’ll see The Clippers led by as many as nine points in the first quarter, but couldn’t hold it.The Lakers (8-12) led by as many as eight in the fourth, but couldn’t hold it.Williams led the Clippers’ smash-and-grab effort down the stretch, assuming the closer’s role with Griffin in the locker room and unable to aid his teammates. Griffin was coming off a game-winning jumper in Saturday’s victory at Sacramento and was averaging a team-leading 23.4 points.Williams’ previous high this season was 35 points in a Nov. 10 loss to Oklahoma City.“Once Blake went down, we understood that the next guy had to step in,” Williams said.Griffin had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists before exiting the game.For a while, it seemed Williams and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope were locked in a game of one-on-one. Caldwell-Pope matched Williams jump shot for jump shot for the better part of three quarters, but then went cold in the closing minutes, finishing with a season-high 29 points.Caldwell-Pope had 16 points in the opening quarter and 20 by halftime. He scored only two points on 1-for-5 shooting in the fourth quarter, when the Lakers couldn’t maintain a lead that had grown to 103-95 lead after Corey Brewer’s reverse layup with 8:15 left.Larry Nance Jr. had nine points and eight rebounds in nearly 30 minutes in his first game since undergoing left hand surgery Nov. 3. He returned to the starting lineup after sitting out for 11 games. Lakers coach Luke Walton shifted Kyle Kuzma back to a reserve role to make way for Nance.“I thought Larry was probably our best player out there, the way he was fighting,” Walton said. “Blake’s a handful on the post and they run most of their offense through him, and (Nance) was active. He was grabbing rebounds. He was fighting. I thought he did a very nice job for us.”Ball scored only three points, the same number he had against the Clippers in the season-opening game on Oct. 19. Ball missed six of seven shots with Austin Rivers checking him Monday after misfiring on five of six against Beverley’s unrelenting defensive pressure in Ball’s NBA debut.The Lakers’ task gets no easier when they play host to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.“We’ve got to be ready to play or we’re going to get blown out,” Ball said. Whicker: Blake Griffin injury has Clippers holding their breath after win last_img read more