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Will Chase

Will Chase is an American actor and singer, best known for his work in Broadway musicals and in his role as country superstar Luke Wheeler on ABC's Nashville. Chase was born in Frankfort, is the youngest of three boys, he graduated from Western Hills High School and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied conducting with Robert Spano and majored in percussion. Chase attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music, training as a conductor. Chase started his acting career in Chicago, performing in regional theater productions and received three Joseph Jefferson Award nominations, he played Chris in the 2nd National Tour of Miss Saigon. He first performed on Broadway in 1998 as the Squeegee Man and Roger understudy in Rent in the role originated by Adam Pascal, his additional Broadway credits include Miss Saigon. He was in A Little Princess the Musical as Captain Crewe. In 2005, he played Neville Craven in the 2005 World AIDS Day The Secret Garden concert. In 2006, he starred in High Fidelity on Broadway, starred as Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, for which he received a nomination for the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor.

He appeared in The Pajama Game opposite Kate Baldwin at The Muny in July 2007. He starred in Oklahoma in 2007 at the Lyric Theatre opposite Kelli O'Hara, on Broadway in the musical The Story of My Life in 2009, he was a nominee at the 2013 Tony Awards, nominated for Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chase guest starred as Michael Swift in the NBC series Smash, he went on to play the role of country superstar Luke Wheeler on the television series Nashville. His other television appearances include Quantico, HBO's The Deuce, the recurring role of Pat Mahoney on Rescue Me, Canterbury's Law, Law & Order, Third Watch and Queens Supreme, Hallmark's The Lost Valentine, alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White. In 2012, he appeared on the series White Collar, in the episode "Neighborhood Watch", appeared on the series Unforgettable, in the episode "The Comeback", he played the title role in the 2013 film Butterflies of Bill Baker.

Chase voices Angee in A Warrior's Tail. Chase assumed the role of William Shakespeare from Christian Borle on Broadway in the musical Something Rotten! on July 18, 2016. Chase played the character Byron Marks on the September 27, 2017 season opening of Law and Order: SVU titled “Gone Fishin”, he played Neil Hargrove in the second season of the American supernatural horror-science fiction web television series, Stranger Things, which premiered on Netflix on October 27, 2017, appears in HBO's drama Sharp Objects as Bob Nash. He portrayed Fred Graham/Petruchio opposite Kelli O'Hara in the 2019 Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Chase has two daughters with Lori Chase, to whom he was married from 1998 to 2008 and was married to actress Stephanie Gibson from 2009 until their divorce in 2012, he and Debra Messing had an on-again, off-again relationship from sometime in 2011 to 2014. He is in a relationship with musician Ingrid Michaelson. Will Chase on IMDb Will Chase at the Internet Broadway Database

Crescent Corridor

The Crescent Corridor is a railroad corridor operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway. The project, first proposed in 2007, scheduled for completion by 2020, spans 13 states from New York to Louisiana, it is a private-public partnership between Norfolk Southern and the various state and federal governments. Norfolk Southern plans that the project will expand its entire network from the Northeast to the Southeast regions, it is expected. Norfolk Southern projects the removal of 1.3 million long-haul trucks annually from interstate highways, thereby reducing traffic congestion and helping the environment. The corridor is 1,400 miles long and 28 new trains daily would be expected to go into service along with improvements to rail yards along the corridor. NS has proposed sharing the costs with federal and state agencies in a public-private partnership; the overall project cost estimate is $2.5 billion as of 2009. NS plans to expand and upgrade existing rail lines along the corridor to accommodate fast freight trains and purchase new locomotives and freight cars, build new terminals.

Norfolk Southern opened new terminal facilities for Charlotte, North Carolina. It upgraded terminals in Harrisburg and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Norfolk Southern will expand Croxton Yard in New Jersey. Construction on the project began in northern Virginia in 2008; the Charlotte terminal is under construction. The first phase of the project is due to be completed in 2016. Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program Heartland Corridor – NS rail improvement program between Norfolk and Chicago National GatewayCSX Transportation rail improvement program Map of Crescent Corridor – Norfolk Southern Crescent Corridor Brochure

Timeline of León, Mexico

The following is a timeline of the history of the city of León, Mexico. 1576 - León founded by Spaniards. 1582 - Cárcel Municipal de León built. 1767 - Iglesia de La Compañia Nueva built. 1792 - Population: 23,711 town. 1836 - León attains city status. 1856 - León Municipal Palace built. 1863 - Catholic Diocese of León established. 1866 - Catedral Basílica de León consecrated. 1880 - Teatro Doblado opens. 1882 - Population: 70,022 city. 1888 - Flood. 1896 - Heroes' Causeway Arch erected. 1900 - Population: 62,623. 1901 - Teatro del Círculo Leonés Mutualista founded. 1915 - León becomes capital of Guanajuato state. 1921 - Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús construction begins. 1926 - June: Flood. 1928 - Partido Socialista Leones and Unión de Curtidores football club formed. 1943 - Club León football club formed. 1945 - Union Civica Leonesa founded. 1946 2 January: Political protest. El Sol de León newspaper in publication. 1948 - Archivo Histórico Municipal de León inaugurated. 1950 - Population: 122,585.

1965 - Boletín del Archivo Municipal de León begins publication. 1967 - Estadio León opens. 1969 - Sister city relationship established with San Diego, USA. 1972 - Instituto Tecnológico de León established. 1978 - Convention Center established. 1979 - León Zoological Park opens. 1988 - Carlos Medina Plascencia becomes mayor. 1990 - Del Bajío International Airport opens near city. 1991 - Eliseo Pérez Martínez becomes mayor. 2000 - Cultural Institute of Leon and Teatro María Grever established. 2002 - León Hot Air Balloon Festival begins. 2003 Optibus transit system begins operating. Ricardo Alaníz Posada becomes mayor. 2004 - Lechugueros de León basketball team formed. 2005 - Population: 1,278,087 municipality. 2006 6 July: 2006 Guanajuato state election held. Vicente Guerrero Reynoso becomes mayor. 2008 - Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato opens. 2009 - Francisco Ricardo Sheffield Padilla becomes mayor. 2010 Teatro del Bicentenario opens. Population: 1,436,480 municipality. 2012 - 23 March: Catholic pope visits city.

León history List of mayors of León, Mexico Guanajuato history This article incorporates information from the Spanish Wikipedia. Published in the 19th centuryAlfred Ronald Conkling, "Leon", Appletons' Guide to Mexico, New York: D. Appleton & Company Henry Moore, "Commercial Directory: Leon", Railway Guide of the Republic of Mexico, Ohio: Huben & Moore, OCLC 22498265Published in the 20th centuryReau Campbell, "Leon", Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of Mexico, Chicago: Rogers & Smith Co. OCLC 1667015 "Leon", Encyclopædia Britannica, New York, 1910, OCLC 14782424 – via Internet Archive "Leon". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York. 1910. W. H. Koebel, ed. "Mexico: Chief Towns: Leon", Anglo-South American Handbook, 1, New York: Macmillan, hdl:2027/mdp.39015027978728 Ernst B. Filsinger, "Mexico: Leon", Commercial Travelers' Guide to Latin America, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office D. A. Brading & Celia Wu. "Population Growth and Crisis: Leon, 1720-1860". Journal of Latin American Studies.

5: 1–36. Doi:10.1017/S0022216X00002200. JSTOR 156000. PMID 11614758. Baedeker's Mexico, 1994, p. 269 "North Central Highlands: Leon", Lonely Planet, 1998 Published in the 21st centuryDaniel Newcomer. "Symbolic Battleground: The Culture of Modernization in 1940s León, Guanajuato". Mexican Studies. 18. Daniel Newcomer. Reconciling Modernity: Urban State Formation in 1940s Leon, Mexico. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-3349-3. Luis Manrique, Brevisima relacion historica... de la ciudad de Leon Antonio García Cubas. "Leon". Diccionario Geográfico, Histórico y Biográfico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. 3. México: Antigua Imprenta de las Escalerillas. Hdl:2027/coo.31924056282340 – via Hathi Trust. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list + via Google Books Wigberto Jiménez Moreno, “Ciudad de León,” Enciclopedia de México "Publicaciones editadas en Guanajuato". Hemeroteca Nacional Digital de Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Martin Prakkat

Martin Prakkat is an Indian writer and producer who works in Malayalam films. Martin worked with Vanitha Magazine for 10 years. In 2010, Martin directed Best Actor starring Mammootty in the lead role; the movie received positive reviews from critics. His second movie as a director was American-born Confused Desi starring Dulquer Salman and Aparna Gopinath; the movie went on to become a box office success. His latest movie Charlie was released on 24 December 2015. Charlie stars Dulquer in lead role. Aparna Gopinath and Nedumudi Venu are other notable stars in the movie. Charlie was the highlight at the Kerala State Film Awards 2015 winning in 8 categories, with Martin bagging the award for the best director, Martin-Unni R. combo winning the award for best screenplay, Dulquer winning the best actor for his performance in Charlie and Parvathy winning the best actress award for her performance in Charlie and Ennu Ninte Moideen. Cinematographer of the movie, Jomon T. John bagged the award for the best cinematographer for his work in Charlie, Ennu Ninte Moideen and Nee-Na.

Kerala State Film Awards2015 Kerala State Film Award for Best Director for Charlie 2015 Kerala State Film Award for Best Screenplay for Charlie Martin Prakkat on IMDb

Beirut II

Beirut II is an electoral district in Beirut, Lebanon, as per the 2017 vote law. The district elects 11 members of the Lebanese National Assembly - 6 Sunnis, 2 Shias, 1 Druze, 1 Greek Orthodox, 1 Evangelical; the Beirut II electoral district covers 8 quartiers of the Lebanese capital: Port, Dar El Mreisse, Minet El Hosn, Ras Beirut and Zuqaq al-Blat. The electorate is predominately Sunni. 20.6% of the electorate is Shia, 5% Greek Orthodox, 3.41% Minorities, 1.86% Maronite, 1.65% Armenian Orthodox, 1.63% Greek Catholic, 1.55% Druze, 1.31% Jews, 0.81% Evangelical and 0.03% Alawite. Ahead of the 2018 Lebanese general election, nine candidate lists were registered in Beirut II; this was highest number of lists registered in any constituency in this election. In the 2009 election, the Future Movement had won the election in West Beirut, but this time, a number of lists seeks to challenge the Future dominance over the Sunni electorate, "Beirut al-Watan", "Beiruti Opposition", "Lebnan Herzen", "We are All Beirut" and "Dignity of Beirut".

The erstwhile March 8 bloc split into two lists. Hezbollah, Amal, Al-Ahbash and the Free Patriotic Movement fielded the "Unity of Beirut" list, whilst the People's Movement and Al-Mourabitoun fielded the "Voice of the People" list. Omar Ghandour, candidate of the Islamic Action Front, prominent businessman and former president of the Nejmeh Sporting Club, was named president of "Unity of Beirut" list; the SSNP faction of Ali Haidar fielded a candidate on the "Voice of the People" list. Naamat Badruddin on the "Voice of the People" list was a leader during the 2015 trash protest movement. Under the previous electoral law the Future Movement could win landslides in West Beirut, but under the new electoral law analysts argued that the Future Movement could lose a number of seats. Apart from the Hezbollah-Amal-FPM list, the main perceived challengers to the Future Movement were the "Beirut al-Watan" list and the "Lebnan Herzen" list of prominent businessman Fouad Makhzoumi; the Beirut al-Watan list included several figures close to the Hariri family and Salam pledged to support the "Sunni za'im" Hariri to remain Prime Minister of Lebanon.

Prior to the deadline to register lists, the Lebanese Democratic Party announced the withdrawal of its candidate for the Druze seat. The Lebanese People's Congress, which had intended to field Samir Kneo on the Amal-Hezbollah list, withdrew from the race