VPM Media Corp. purchases Type Weekly

The weekly Richmond was closed by its owner in September


November 18, 2021


Richmond’s Style Weekly ended on September 8, 2021 but was bought by VPM Media Corp., the parent company of public television and radio station VPM.

VPM Media Corp., the parent company of the Richmond-based public television and radio broadcaster VPM, announced Thursday that it has acquired Style Weekly, the Richmond publication that was bought by owner Alden Global Capital in September after nearly 39 years in print has been closed .

Financial terms were not disclosed, and a VPM spokesperson said he couldn’t say which former Style employees would be returning to the release. According to VPMs Notice, In the coming weeks, VPM will resume publishing art and culture and the local calendar of events on StyleWeekly.com and its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts while evaluating the future of print publishing.

“This acquisition not only represents a strategic opportunity for VPM, it is also an opportunity for nonprofit media to innovate and experiment with new business models that could determine the future of local journalism,” said Jayme Swain, President and CEO of VPM , in a statement.

Style published its own announcement on Thursday Twitter: “With the support of VPM and its talented employees, we are ready to go back to work. You should start seeing stories on our website and social media channels from mid-December. “

Style was sold in 2018 by Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. to Tribune Publishing Co. (then known as Tronc Inc.) along with The Virginian Pilot and Inside Business for $ 34 million. In May, Tribune Publishing was bought by hedge fund Alden Global Capital for $ 633 million. In September, Style Editor-in-Chief Brent Baldwin announced on Facebook that the September 8th issue of Style, already on the stands, would be the final. Started as a monthly publication in 1982, Style was later a free weekly newspaper that Richmond dealt with with its sale to Landmark from 1984 onwards.

It was known as an alternative to the two daily Richmonds newspapers – the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the now-defunct Richmond News Leader – and focused on the city’s food, arts and entertainment scenes. In the years that followed, Style also built a reputation for photojournalism and hard news, as well as popular “You’re Very Richmond If” and “Best of Richmond” features.

“Style Weekly has been an integral part of Richmond’s culture for nearly 40 years,” said Steve Humble, VPM’s chief content officer, in a statement. “Over the next six to eight months, we’ll take the time to listen to readers as we develop a long-term strategy and determine how Style Weekly can best serve the community.”

This is a breaking news item that will be updated.

Editor’s Note: Lori Collier Waran, editor of Virginia Business Associate, editor Richard Foster, art director Joel Smith, graphic designer Kira Jenkins, and account manager Toni McCracken have all previously worked at Style Weekly.

U.S. cash market funds see greatest weekly outflow in 9 months -Lipper

Global indices are displayed on a screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, USA, 19 August 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / File Photo

Sep 17 (Reuters) – US money market funds faced large outflows in the week leading up to September 15 as risk sentiment improved as fears of high inflation eased and the US Federal Reserve prematurely suspended stimulus measures after the Data showed a slowdown in the pace of consumer price increases.

Data from Lipper showed US money market funds saw an outflow of $ 43.34 billion for the week ending Wednesday, the largest since December 16.

Cash inflows in US stocks, bonds, and money market funds

The core measure of US consumer prices rose 0.1% last month, the smallest increase since February. The August slowdown gives the Federal Reserve breathing room as it prepares to shrink its massive bond holdings and decide how quickly to start raising rates from near zero. Continue reading

Meanwhile, U.S. equity funds rose $ 5.54 billion net after seeing $ 1.83 billion in outflows the previous week.

U.S. equity mutual funds drew in $ 1.28 billion net and growth funds got $ 208 million net after each one saw an outflow the previous week.

Among the equity funds, tech and real estate funds rose $ 435 million and $ 383 million, respectively, despite financials outflowing $ 845 million.

Flows into US equity sector fundsFunds flows into US growth and value funds

US bond funds rose $ 5.56 billion net for a ninth straight week of inflows.

US short / intermediate investment grade funds saw cash inflows rise two-fold to $ 2.07 billion and US municipal debt purchases rose 27% to $ 1.06 billion. However, the purchase of inflation-linked funds has almost halved to $ 574 million.

flows into US pension funds

Reporting by Gaurav Dogra and Patturaja Murugaboopathie in Bengaluru; Editing by Andrea Ricci

Our standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Palms on the Potomac | Cowl Story | Fashion Weekly

For this farewell-to-summer excursion we’ll follow blue highways, the stuff of country music lyrics, those roads less taken that are devoid of Sheets or Wawas. Perhaps we’ll find some mom-and-pop-run oases and meet some interesting folks.

Blue highways are no longer shown on maps in blue ink as Rand McNally did when cartographers used red to delineate major thoroughfares. But on a steamy August morning recently, for the third time this year, Style Weekly photographer Scott Elmquist and I are following mostly blue highways for a 90-minute drive to Colonial Beach, which fronts the Potomac River on the Northern Neck. It’s a destination many Richmonders seldom visit, though it’s roughly 60 miles from both Washington and Richmond.

On our two previous excursions we’d motored west to Scottsville and south to Keysville, respectively. For our excursion to seasonally bustling Colonial Beach, a one-stoplight town once known as “Reno on the Potomac,” I bring a 70-page Virginia map book published by DeLorme. It’s one of those slightly oversized publications that are full of colorful topographic detail and sold in convenience stores and filling stations. My colleague Scott humors me, but he is fine with a GPS system. 

We both clutch Starbucks coffees. Is that cheating? One thing about blue highways is that you shouldn’t expect anything specific, even hot coffee. But you will find something, guaranteed. 

Leaving town we follow U.S. Route 301 north through Hanover County. We cross the Pamunkey River into Caroline County and pass through a relentless swampy stretch that continues over Polecat Creek and the Mattaponi River. Veering east at Bowling Green, Route 301 becomes a straightaway through dense forests that define much of the terrain of the Fort A.P. Hill Military Reservation. We comment on the bizarreness of the American military being trained here and dutifully going forth in the name of a Confederate general. But then again, the statue of Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill Jr. in Richmond is still a Lost Cause vestige marking a major crossroads at Hermitage Road and Laburnum Avenue. 

Moving beyond Fort A. P. Hill, within a few minutes we arrive at the all-but-lost town of Port Royal, population 210. Although this burg can easily be missed, it was a thriving Rappahannock River port town from the 1600s to the 1800s when tobacco was shipped downstream. To picture the place, imagine what Williamsburg would look like today if the Rockefellers hadn’t come along in the 1920s and applied their Standard Oil fortune and fancy Boston architects to its restoration. Here, unexpectedly we confront traces of another Civil War figure considerably more notorious than A.P. Hill, John Wilkes Booth. He was a 27-year-old actor when he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in Washington in April 1865. A historical marker in front of a large frame house explains that this was the place where Booth was captured after being chased and shot to death 10 days after fleeing the scene of the crime. A creepy exclamation point to reading about the violence that occurred here were a bevy of huge vultures perched stoically atop the roof and chimneys of the weathered house, their black coats of feathers glistening in the morning sunshine. Scott and I didn’t tarry.

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  • Vultures preen atop the Richard Garrett house in Port Royal, a Caroline County town. John Wilkes Booth, Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, died on this porch in April 1865 after being tracked down and shot.

Driving five blocks, we exit Port Royal, cross the Rappahannock River and arrive in picturesque King George County. After a brief drive through lush farmlands, we turn east at the village of Edgehill and onto state route 205. Soon we are in Westmoreland County. We arrive in Colonial Beach and although we can see the Potomac River in the distance, we pass through town to its eastern edge to arrive at a wooded historical site, the James Monroe birthplace. Monroe (1758-1831) was the fifth president and a popular one. He spent the first 17 years of his life here on the then-500-acre farm before beginning a life of public service. In light of our fraught political times, it’s hard to believe that he faced no opposition in his successful run for a second presidential term in 1820.

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  • The birthplace of the fifth U.S. president, James Monroe, has recently been rebuilt on its original foundations and is the newest attraction in Colonial Beach.

We stroll around the stalwart frame dwelling built on the foundations of the house where Monroe was born. It sits in a grove of trees and is visible from highway 205 beyond a flurry of state and national historical markers. The multiyear restoration is nearing completion by the James Monroe Memorial Foundation. Archeological work was conducted by the College of William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation executed the architectural work. Landscaping and furnishing the place is a work in progress. Of the eight Virginia-born presidents, there is only evidence of what two of their birthplaces actually looked like: this house and the Woodrow Wilson birthplace in Staunton. Plans call for replanting orchards and re-creating houses for enslaved people and other structures that once populated this 18th and early 19th century farm. 

Just beyond the modern reception center and museum is a so-called Time Trail, a half-mile, aggregate-paved and oyster shell-deckled walkway. Here we meet an engaging woman walking her dog. Vivian Lee Messner, with Barney tugging on a rope good-naturedly, says she was named for the famous screen actress, but doesn’t explain why her name isn’t spelled Leigh like the star of “Gone With the Wind.” We chat at one of the regular intervals on the trail where large granite slabs and benches are engraved with information pertaining to Monroe’s life and times. “This path leads to water and a canoe launch,” Messner explains. 

Since we’d introduced ourselves as day trippers to Colonial Beach making our first stop near town, she cheerfully says that she’s a 26-year resident of the town. Although born in West Virginia and reared in Framingham, Massachusetts, she says she loves it down here. “I love Virginia. When my company, Geico, moved me for a time to St. Petersburg, Florida, I cried. When I heard I was being transferred back here, I went hopping through the office: ‘Yahoo, I’m going home,’ I yelled.” 

And this come-here clearly knows the territory. She recounts that in 2017, she ran for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the House of Delegates. While she lost to an opponent who ultimately lost to a Republican, Messner says she carried several counties in the primary. “Everyone should do it,” she says of running for office.

When asked for the inside scoop on Colonial Beach, she quickly suggests that there are two schools of thought among the residents. “Some people, the old timers, want to keep the town old timey,” she says, “others want change.”

Internet access is “iffy” she adds, while tourism development is always an issue. She explains that there is a public sculpture project downtown and along the beachfront that has many folks wondering if the money might be better spent on more pressing infrastructure needs.

“A major issue is that folks from around Washington, D.C., are moving down, buying houses and causing costs to be jacked up,” she says. “What some home builders are charging is highway robbery.” 

We ask for breakfast suggestions.

“Lenny’s is where the old timers go,” she says, while “the Colonial Buzz Espresso across the street from Lenny’s is more hip.”

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Vivian Lee Messner, a long-time Colonial Beach resident, walks Barney along the Time Trail at the Monroe birthplace. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • Vivian Lee Messner, a long-time Colonial Beach resident, walks Barney along the Time Trail at the Monroe birthplace.

For a county steeped in 18th-century architecture and lore, George Washington’s birthplace and Stratford Hall, the ancestral home of the Lees, are near Colonial Beach. Meanwhile, our breakfast spot, Lenny’s, is a local institution with an authentic midcentury modern vibe. The restaurant’s shallow A-frame exterior silhouette gives way upon entering to an outbreak of turquoise blue. Every table and booth in the L-shaped space is filled with a customer mix equally Latina, Black and white. Scott orders pancakes and sausage and I have an omelet.

It’s late morning, spirits are high and no one seems in a hurry.

“Take care,” shouts the Rev. K. Lionel Richards, who is dining at a table, to a friend who is exiting the diner. Adds the Rev. James Johnson while laughing, “It’s a hard job but someone has to do it.” A few minutes later, Richards, 69, explains that both he and Johnson are pastors of nearby congregations, Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Maranatha Bible Church, respectively. “Things are going pretty smoothly considering the COVID,” says Richards of his flock and the church’s programs. “People are trying to get back out. We have between 30 and 50 attendees at services now.” 

As we leave Lenny’s, I scan a number of the photographs and newspaper clippings that hang throughout the restaurant. The eatery was opened in 1978 by Leonard Skeens, who operated it until his death in 2007. Today it is run by his stepdaughter, Brandy Robinson, who we observed this busy morning in high gear. One of the newspaper clippings stresses how Lenny’s has played an important generational role in the life education of scores of teenagers and young people in Colonial Beach. They had their first real jobs there – and Skeens was considered a tough task master: His mantra: “If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.” 

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The Rev. K. Lionel Richards, a local pastor, enjoys breakfast at Lenny’s diner. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • The Rev. K. Lionel Richards, a local pastor, enjoys breakfast at Lenny’s diner.

Leaving Lenny’s we cross Colonial Avenue, the main road to the beach and a strip of suburbia – if only a hint. We stroll onward to Colonial Buzz Espresso and approach a woman and man enjoying a late-morning beverage. They lounge in chairs under stylish blue fabric swaths that are billowing next to the cottagelike coffee house. The friendly pair asks us where we ate breakfast and light up when we tell them Lenny’s.

“That’s where each of us had our first jobs,” says the woman, who was with her son, and who politely declined to give their names.

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River, land and sky: The path of Irving Street follows the Potomac through much of the town of Colonial Beach. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • River, land and sky: The path of Irving Street follows the Potomac through much of the town of Colonial Beach.

Finally, on to the beach!

At two and a half miles, Colonial Beach is the second-longest bathing beach in Virginia. The freshly groomed sand extends flush to the concrete boardwalk. Shade trees – mostly sycamores and a few specially planted (and unexpected) palm trees offer a shady respite for those without beach umbrellas.  

We drive along Colonial Avenue to where it reaches River Edge Inn, a large motel at the far western edge of the boardwalk. The walk extends eastward to border the north side of the tight downtown street grid. We examine a piece of realistic, newish-looking sculpture that depicts two apparent visitors to the beach dressed in late-19th century attire. It is a reference to the town’s founding as a summertime escape hatch for Washingtonians in the pre-air conditioning era. Strolling along we notice a number of piers. The town pier and visitor center is on Hawthorn Street. Most of the downtown buildings are one and two stories except for the hulking Potomac Renaissance condos near Irving Avenue. There is an unassuming flair to many of the buildings and the appearance of places that have been patched up and maintained over the years. Little is showy.

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A sculpture depicting two Gilded Age vacationers greets beach goers on the waterfront at Colonial Avenue. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • A sculpture depicting two Gilded Age vacationers greets beach goers on the waterfront at Colonial Avenue.

An exception is the Riverview Inn at 24 Hawthorn St. It is an art deco marvel with curved brick walls and a brightly colored exterior. There is nothing quite like it in Virginia. It looks, well, jazzy. It recalls an era when Colonial Beach was known – not always fondly – as a gambling destination. So gambling was legal in Virginia back in the day? No, but interestingly the southern border of Maryland extends to the low water mark along the south bank of the Potomac. Therefore, when you go into the water along Colonial Beach, you are wading or swimming in Maryland. Taking advantage of Maryland’s considerably more liberal gambling laws, savvy entrepreneurs built piers from the boardwalk into the water with gambling operations, including slot machines at the ends of the piers. 

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The eye-catching art deco Riverview Inn is a short walk from the beach. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • The eye-catching art deco Riverview Inn is a short walk from the beach.

One of the charming things about Colonial Beach is walkability. And the number of golf carts rolling through the streets seems to exceed automobiles. We didn’t see many cyclists. Among those we meet today on the beach are two day-trippers from Washington, Deja Robinson and James Knighton.

“We’d heard about Colonial Beach word of mouth and today is my birthday,” Robinson says. As she lies on a blanket, her companion eats slices of fresh fruit, apparently purchased before leaving the city at Whole Foods from the looks of a brown grocery bag. “Do you know of any beaches nearby that don’t have jellyfish?” asks Robinson with a wince. I didn’t have the heart to tell these city folk that those stinging critters come with the territory and they are just as prevalent in the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach, the state’s longest beach.

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The Colonial Beach boardwalk is shaded by indigenous sycamore trees and specially planted palms. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • The Colonial Beach boardwalk is shaded by indigenous sycamore trees and specially planted palms.

Colonial Beach is a pleasantly sized peninsula that narrows to four blocks wide as one moves toward its end. At First Street the blocks become residential and from First Street to the Colonial Beach Yacht Center, at the tip, the town looks its best. Dozens of heartbreakingly attractive beach cottages front Irving Avenue, which overlooks the Potomac. With relatively few shade trees, each of the houses reflects the distinct tastes of its builder or owner. For a beach mostly off-the-beaten path for 150 years, there is an understandable, low-key variety. From Victorian cottages to stalk modernity, the houses seem to coexist beautifully. The back streets closer to Monroe Bay – Lossing, Bancroft and Marshall avenues – are lined with modest-sized showstoppers.

One of the largest riverfront cottages is the 1885 Bell House at 821 Irving St., a Queen Anne-style confection that also exhibits rare stick-style tendencies. The latter architectural style, exalting in showy, sharp-pointed carpentry, was more popular in the Northeast. This startling-looking place is a vacation home of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. He inherited it from his father and retreated from Washington here from 1907 to 1918. Locals will tell you that Bell experimented while in residence with modest-sized flying machines that were launched from the front, third-story balcony.  

of inventor Alexander Graham Bell that was built in 1885. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • of inventor Alexander Graham Bell that was built in 1885.

Colonial Beach has a wide range of dining options. One popular spot is High Tides on the Potomac with its Black Pearl Tiki bar that dominates the boardwalk with its Disney-like design and decor recalling the set of the CBS reality show, “Love Island.”

Kara Allison serves a lunch at Wilkerson’s restaurant, a riverfront destination on McKinney Boulevard. - SCOTT ELMQUIST

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  • Kara Allison serves a lunch at Wilkerson’s restaurant, a riverfront destination on McKinney Boulevard.

Before departing Colonial Beach, Scott and I decided to drive a few miles to the edge of town and the considerably more sedate Wilkerson’s Seafood Restaurant, a local destination for 40 years. He visited the salad bar and I had the seafood platter, including a crabcake, while enjoying the 270-degree panoramic view of the water and countryside. It felt like being on a ship and the clientele was decidedly more Gilligan’s, in an affectionate way, than “Love Island.”

A New Stage | Theater | Fashion Weekly

Like so much else, the Richmond Theater has been in a limbo for more than a year.

At the start of the pandemic, every show in town closed its doors and canceled its current run. Then, in June 2020, our own Firehouse Theater was perhaps the first professional theater in the country to perform in front of a live indoor audience with its one-man adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Staged with a mask requirement, a drastically reduced audience and other security measures, “Dorian Gray” was just the beginning for Firehouse, which continued to put on shows in the months that followed. Other theaters followed suit, including live, outdoor, and digital performances.

Although the Delta variant is still on the rise, it seems so far that we are heading towards a more normal theater season than the previous one. This fall, we’ll see a slightly expanded list of theaters opening their doors to bring us some resumption of pre-pandemic shows that had to close, as well as some exciting new offers.

Here’s a mock conversation between Claire Boswell and Rich Griset, Style’s two theater critics, about the upcoming season:

Claire Boswell: I’m interested in the revivals and re-mountings, the shows that we would have seen in 2020 and that had to be canceled or cut. I was so disappointed that I never saw the Swift Creek Mill Theater production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” (September 11th – October 23rd). The musical comedy by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts ponders on love and relationships in a series of vignettes. That show had a long off-Broadway run through the ’90s and early 1980s, and the Swift Creek Mill production features some outstanding Richmond talent, including Rachel Marrs and Ian Page. I am so glad they decided to bring this one back!

Another show returning this fall is the Cadence Theater Company’s Bess Wohls production of “Small Mouth Sounds” (September 23 – October 3), in which a group of six people seek spiritual healing in a silent retreat . I actually saw this show just before it closed in March 2020.

Rich Griset: What I look forward to most is a trio of local shows that explore race and our society today. The first of these will be staged by the Conciliation Lab, a new theater group that emerged from the merger of TheatreLab and the Conciliation Project. In Eleanor Burgess’ “The Niceties” (September 16 – October 2), two progressive women – a black millennial and a white baby boomer – argue about race, reputation and history. The Washington Post called it a “barn burner of a play”. The Conciliation Lab follows with Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” (December 2-18), a play about three white brothers who return to their parents’ home in the Midwest to spend the holidays with their widowed father. Although the title may suggest satire, the piece ultimately involves a more universal exploration of identity, despair, and privilege.

The Virginia Repertory Theater is also involved with “Pipeline” (15.10.-7.11.), A play about a teacher at a public high school in the city center, whose son fights against a system that has been manipulated against him while attending a private school. Variety called it “an emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises prickly questions about class, race, parental responsibility, and the level of American education.”

Boswell: They all sound incredible. And I remember the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton will be hosting the world premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s play “Keene” (October 7th – November 28th) at the Blackfriars Playhouse. This is a thought-provoking comedy about two color scientists at an academic conference on Shakespeare. King is the youngest recipient of the Center’s Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries program, which honors a new playwright whose work is inspired by or in conversation with Shakespeare, and this show sounds like it fits the themes and questions exactly that we’ll see on stage this season.

Griset: Also at Richmond Triangle Players we will have Philip Ridley’s “Vincent River” (September 22nd – October 10th), a play in which a woman only learns that her son was gay after he was killed in a homophobic attack. The one-act act is reminiscent of “The Laramie Project” in its choice of themes. That same week, Firehouse opens its War in Pieces Festival (September 23 to October 30), a series of new one-act plays written by military veterans about turning points in their lives where they might have been killed or died. Works by David Aldridge, Rachel Landsee, Robert Waldruff and Chuck Williamson will be shown at the festival.

Boswell: I also want to mention that we’re going to have a lot of shows to celebrate the holidays starting with “Nevermore! Edgar Allan Poe: the Final Mystery “(October 8-16) shortly before Halloween. It’s a play that imagines the events that were lost in history that preceded Poe’s mysterious death. With Poe’s stories and poetry, this show sounds like a fun way to celebrate our favorite author of the macabre at the start of the spooky season.

Then, in December, it’s going to be a nostalgic Christmas season with some fun, entertaining shows for friends and family and a few Christmas classics. Virginia Rep’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” (December 3rd – January 2nd) brings the classic Christmas story of George Bailey’s fantastic encounter with his guardian angel Clarence to the stage. If you’re more into light, festive holiday fare, head to Winter Wonderettes (November 20th – January 1st) at Swift Creek Mill. In this fun musical revue, the Wonderettes, a female vocal group of four, prepare to perform at the annual Harper’s Hardware Party when Santa Claus goes missing. This show features 1960s style Christmas carols and sounds like a great show for the whole family.

While I can’t know much about the upcoming Christmas Musical Revue (November 17 – December 18) coming to Richmond Triangle Players this holiday season, I imagine they would be better for groups of. will be suitable friends than the whole family. Richmond Triangle Players is known for offering fun cabaret shows with cheeky humor that really make local actors shine, so I can’t wait to see what it has in store for us this holiday season.

Griset: See you next time in the theater!

Boswell: Yes we see us! Until then, stay healthy.

Back to the fall art preview

Jack DaVia makes Detroit-style pizza at Dough-City pizza inside Mardi Gras Zone | Food and drinks | Gambit Weekly

Chef Jack DaVia moved from Detroit to New Orleans six years ago to join the local restaurant industry and has worked at MoPho, Paladar 511, Gianna, and Palm & Pine. During the pandemic, he launched the Dough Town pizza as a pop-up and recently moved it to a regular spot in the Mardi Gras zone in Marigny. It focuses on Detroit-style pizza, a variation on Sicilian pies with crispy, thick crusts – often in square pans – and he makes everything but the hot peppers in the house.

Gambit: What is Detroit Style Pizza?

Jack DaVia: Detroit style pizza is something I grew up with in the Detroit area. It came from 1946 at Buddy’s Rendezvous – a popular Detroit-style pizza place. The original owner’s wife was a Sicilian. She missed the Sicilian style pizza, which wasn’t really available back then. The pans originally used were oil pans for line work on motor vehicles. They baked the pizzas in it. They make Detroit style pizza pans, but that blue steel is still in use.

It’s everywhere (in Detroit). When I moved to college in Baltimore, I ordered a pizza and said, “You didn’t ask if I wanted to be round or square? What are they bringing me? “And I think someone said,” What do you mean square? “

Gambit: how do you do it?

DaVia: They use a higher moisture content in the dough, so it’s similar to making focaccia. Mine is on the fried side. I use a little better olive oil. I completely dip the dough balls in the olive oil and let it rise. I go for three textures: A really hard crunch on the bottom where the batter is like fried. Soft in the middle and then along the edge where the cheese is squeezed out is this lovely crust – a chewy, crispy bite on the end.

First you put the cheese down. In Detroit, they use brick cheese from Wisconsin. But here I’m using a mix of low moisture mozzarella and minster, which is a common variation on Detroit pizza. In some places, put all the toppings down and the sauce on top. I think it works better to have the toppings on top of the sauce.

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Gambit: How did you develop Dough-Town?

DaVia: The pop-up started from experimentation during lockdown. I cooked at a restaurant in the French Quarter, Palm & Pine. I decided to take some time off as a precaution and started to cook a lot at home. I had toyed with making (Detroit pizza) at home, but the preparation is quite unique. Can’t say the first one came out great, but through constant tweaking it ended up with something I thought, “Maybe I can serve this at a pop-up.” I worked as a server at Manolito before the pandemic. I reached out to them because they were making pop-ups.

I literally started the pop-up from an Amazon credit card. I bought these little pans and they were awful – all of my pizza crusts at Manolito were sticky. So I made these pans my signs. I sprayed the letters on the back and bought nicer pans.

From there I made a quick detour to the Okay Bar. Then I went to Zony Mash (Beer Project) and it went well, so I was there for several months until I found a semi-permanent spot in the Mardi Gras zone. Got a good deal on a Blodgett pizza oven. There’s a perfect hooded spot for that in the Mardi Gras Zone.

Keeping up with everything and making sure everything is (high) quality is my main focus. I make a special cake every week. It’s a growing thing. It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s worth it. – GETS COVIELLO

For more information, visit Dough Town website.

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Rise and shine in fashion at Como | Farm Weekly

  • Price: From $ 439,000
  • Location: Como
  • Area: From 79m2 + parking space
  • Representative: House Business Group
  • Contact: Tom Cotton 0421 481 180

Waking up to unparalleled views of the Swan River and unwinding to spectacular sunsets will be part of the rhythm of life for a community of newly released Como residences.

Henley Rise is an apartment building project that optimizes its prime location with a riverside lifestyle that is as effortless as it is comfortable.

Henley Rise is located between the Swan River and the Canning Bridge in one of the most beautiful elevated locations in Como, surrounded by leafy residential streets. It’s hard to beat in terms of location and lifestyle.

According to Paul Simpson of Aria Land’s development director, today’s home buyers want to put down roots and meet their daily needs in their own neighborhood while enjoying easy transport links to the wider community.

“Combine this with a new residence with large windows, spacious balconies, quality finishes and truly habitable spaces, and you have all the elements for a well-lived life,” said Simpson.

Henley Rise is up for sale off-plan and has generated a lot of interest from both investors and owner-occupiers.

Mr. Simpson believes there are great benefits in buying the plan – especially when the market is on the move.

REIWA taps Western Australian property prices will rise by around 15 percent in 2021.

“Get in early and get today’s rates,” said Simpspn.

“All you have to do is pay a deposit.

“You also get the first choice of view, orientation, layout, and price that suit your needs.”

The first release at Henley Rise features a range of one, two, and three bedroom designs on eight levels with two luxury penthouses on the top floor.

Henley Rise not only offers beautifully designed residences with entertainingly designed balconies, but also a community atmosphere with a lounge for residents, a business center, a fitness room and a garden terrace.

Prices start at $ 439,000 for a one bedroom design.

Mr. Simpson describes Como as an ideal address for those looking for a relaxed suburban atmosphere close to the business district, South Perth foreshore and riverside parkland.

The nearby Kwinana Freeway and Canning Highway provide easy access to all points in and around Perth.

Como is a popular address for students at Curtin University and a number of leading schools, as well as Fiona Stanley Hospital staff.

As a special incentive to act now, the developer is subsidizing the remainder of state stamp duty up to a value of 75 percent up to $ 20,000 when you insure your residence from the plan for a limited time.

This translates into savings of thousands of dollars with no or very little stamp duty.

Some terms and conditions apply.

The Henley Rise exhibition center is open at 44 Leonora Street in Como and features an architectural model, exhibition kitchen and bathroom, color schemes and floor plans.

  • For More Information: Go to henleyrise.com.au or contact Tom House on 0421 481 180.

GRAPHIC-U.S. cash market funds see largest weekly influx in a 12 months -Lipper


Oil crown jewels are no longer unlimited as offers rise

(Bloomberg) – At this time, the Middle East petrostats withdrew from using their crown jewels to raise money from overseas investors. No more. In a matter of weeks, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait have accelerated plans to sell power plants or issue billions of dollars in bonds. To limit this trend, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Tuesday the kingdom was in talks with an unidentified “global energy company” to sell around $ 20 billion worth of stake in state oil company Aramco. The shift underscores how countries are almost at home in a region.Half of the world’s oil reserves are taking advantage of the recovery in energy prices after the coronavirus-triggered crash last year to bolster their troubled finances. The global transition to cleaner energy only adds to the urgency as governments need new funds to invest in new sectors and diversify their economies. And investors plagued by record lows are seizing the opportunity: “It makes sense for these countries to sell shares when valuations are good,” said Justin Alexander, chief economist at MENA Advisors, a UK-based advisory firm. “Part of it is tax. Part of it is a growing recognition of the speed of the energy transition and the need to extract value from these assets. “The oil exporters in the Middle East recorded an increase in their budget deficits to 10.8% of gross domestic product from just under 3% in 2019, according to the International Monetary Fund. GDP in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar has shrunk the most in about three decades. Aramco and AdnocSaudi Aramco, the world’s largest crude oil producer, and Adnoc, which produces almost all of the UAE’s oil and gas, were the most active companies in the region. Both began privatizations before the pandemic, with Aramco listed on the Riyadh stock exchange in 2019 and Adnoc sold part of the fuel distribution business in late 2017, also through an IPO. Since then, deals have grown in number and sophistication – as has the focus on foreign money. On April 10, Aramco said a US-led group would invest $ 12.4 billion in its oil pipelines. The next deal could be to offer a stake in its natural gas network. For its part, Adnoc is planning IPOs for drilling and fertilizer units. These would follow a series of deals starting June 2020, with companies like Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Apollo Global Management Inc. investing approximately $ 15 billion in the Abu Dhabi-based company’s gas pipelines and real estate. Prince Mohammed, de facto Saudi Arabia’s ruler, sees Aramco as a key element of his Vision 2030, the major project that aims to promote everything from tourism to investments in solar parks and pharmaceuticals. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates has similar ideas for Adnoc and gave himself more control over the company in March, which he shook up in order to get more money out of the marquee. When subsidiaries are sold, they keep most of the shares. With the pipeline deals, Aramco and Adnoc offered decades of leasing rights instead of direct equity. The boutique Wall Street bank Moelis & Co. acts as advisor to both companies: “The national oil companies in the Gulf have realized that they can sell parts of their empire and raise money without giving up control,” said Ben Cahill, senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “It’s a pretty good combination for businesses and governments.” Elsewhere in the Gulf, Qatar Petroleum and Omani state-owned companies like OQ SAOC are entering the dollar bond market for the first time. Qatar Petroleum is targeting up to $ 10 billion to increase its capacity to export liquefied natural gas. Qatar is among the richest countries in the world per capita, and in the past the government may have funded the $ 29 billion project from its own resources. But it is now trying to reduce a debt burden that rose last year, said Fitch Ratings Ltd. in a report on Monday. By using state-owned companies, the government can protect its own balance sheet. Oman’s PushOman’s OQ sold seven-year Eurobonds worth $ 750 million on Wednesday. Another state-owned company, Energy Development Oman, could follow suit later this year to raise $ 3 billion in debt. The plans are part of a major restructuring of the oil sector since Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq came to power just over a year ago. He tries to attract foreign funding and rejuvenate the ailing economy. In the meantime, the state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corp. is considering their first international bond. It would be part of a strategy to borrow up to $ 20 billion over the next five years to offset an expected decline in sales. More on ComeAsset and debt sales should account for the lion’s share of future transactions, according to Hasnain. Malik, head of equity research at Tellimer, a London-based company that provides analysis of emerging markets: “Securitizing future cash flows and issuing bonds and selling private equity appears to be a far less onerous way of raising finance from international investors than selling stocks through an IPO, ”said Malik, who has served Middle Eastern markets for more than 20 years. “They rightly recognize that the base for fixed income and private equity investors is larger than that for regional stocks.” Currently foreign investors who rarely seem to have had so many opportunities to invest their money in oil and gas in the Middle East to be happy to raise the money. “There is definitely more to come,” said Cahill. “The national oil companies are watching each other and learning new tricks.” More articles like this can be found at bloomberg.com. 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Meredith Company’s REAL SIMPLE To Launch Weekly “Cash Confidential” Podcast and “The New Guidelines of Retirement” Digital Occasion Sequence in Conjunction With Constancy Investments®

NEW YORKFeb. 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) REALLY SIMPLE, the ultimate resource for a modern woman’s busy life, today announced the launch of its weekly Money Confidential. Podcast on March 1st and the virtual series of events “The New Rules of Retirement” on March 25th. Sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, a leader in financial planning and advisory, the offerings are designed to help women of all ages manage the retirement planning process and share actionable information and achievable solutions to their long-term and short-term financial goals.

“2020 has been a difficult year for our readers in every way, including financially, so we’re excited to partner with Fidelity Investments to have honest conversations and practical solutions to personal finance,” he says Liz Vaccariello, REALLY SIMPLE editor-in-chief. “We’re committed to eliminating the financial concerns and burdens of our audiences by creating a safe space to talk about money – and offer solutions that work.”

REAL SIMPLE’s 12-part “Money Confidential” Podcast will be available on all podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn. host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, a nationally recognized millennial money expert and author of The Broke and Beautiful, will provide tips and guidance on how to invest beyond a 401 (k), reduce the pressures of student debt, save for the future, and address the stress of money and relationships mix.

Organized by Brandi Broxson, REAL SIMPLE Features Editor, “The New Rules of Retirement” series of events will introduce Fidelity Senior Vice President, Retirement and Cash Management Melissa Ridolfi, Financial Hype Woman and Influencer Berna Anat and other personal finance experts. A second event is planned with the aim of providing women with a game plan and helping them learn the new rules for retirement September 2021.

“Today we see more women than ever struggling to learn about planning their futures and reducing the financial burden so many of us are feeling today,” he said Melissa Ridolfi, Senior Vice President of Fidelity Investments. “How loyalty We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a special focus on helping women improve their financial wellbeing. We love to speak to REAL SIMPLE to really talk about saving and investing and taking simple steps to make sure your money is harder to hit with your age goals. ”

REAL SIMPLE makes life easier and more meaningful for today’s busy woman, offering inspiring ideas and practical solutions to make her life easier. REAL SIMPLE understands the modern woman and creates a positive, supportive community where women can connect and share their ideas. REAL SIMPLE reaches an audience of nearly 14 million every month through print and digital. consequences REALLY SIMPLE on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity’s mission is to create better future prospects and achieve better results for the customers and companies we serve. With assets under management by $ 9.8 trillionincluding the discretion of $ 3.8 trillion from December 31, 2020We focus on serving the unique needs of a wide variety of customers: helping more than 35 million people invest their own savings, 22,000 companies administering employee benefit programs, and providing investment and technology solutions to more than 13,500 institutions to invest theirs Own customers’ money. Fidelity has been privately owned for more than 70 years and employs more than 47,000 people who are focused on the long-term success of our customers. For more information visit https://www.fidelity.com/about-fidelity/our-company. For more information on Fidelity’s Women Talk Money virtual pop-up event to celebrate Women’s History Month, please visit www.fidelity.com/gamechangers.

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