Jersey Boys’ Dominic Scaglione Jr. on Mastering Frankie Valli’s Falsetto & Making Friends on Facebook

first_imgBelleville, New Jersey, native Dominic Scaglione Jr. has played Frankie Valli in the Chicago and Las Vegas companies of Jersey Boys as well as covering the role on Broadway. After four and a half years, he is understandably thrilled to be headlining the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical. Though he was born more than 40 years after the legendary Four Seasons frontman, Scaglione feels a connection to Valli since both were raised in Essex County in Italian-American families, and both became singers with heart-stopping falsettos. The new Broadway star recently chatted with about the best advice he received from Valli, why social media-savvy fans at the stage door can be initimidating and what else he hopes to tackle on Broadway. Did you always know that you could produce Frankie Valli’s signature sound? I was born 100 steps away from where he was born and raised in Belleville, which is cool. My father was an East Orange cop, so he would see Frankie and Bob [Gaudio] around the neighborhood when they were performing at clubs in Newark and Belleville. There were always two Franks playing in our house: Sinatra and Valli. I didn’t go to college or study theater, so I hooked up a mic and sang the stuff in my parents’ house and tried to get that sound as close to him as possible. It was definitely something that I had to study. Have you gotten any advice from Frankie Valli? I remember when I performed at the White House. It was a last minute thing; Jarrod had to back out for some reason, so they put me in, and we had to sing, like, nine songs in a row. Ten minutes before we performed, the producers said, “There’s one little thing: Frankie’s coming.” So it wasn’t only George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Justice Antonin Scalia, Rudy Giuliani and the prime minister of Italy, but Frankie Valli, too. He came up to me after and he was like, “Dom, you’ve really got me down.” And his son said, “My dad doesn’t really talk about it, but he thinks you’re one of the most authentic ones out there,” so it was a really, really, really proud moment for me. Frankie’s protective of his sound. It’s his thing, he loves what the show is doing, but he really protects what he’s about, and he’s given me some great advice. He helped me find that simplicity and that smoothness and that sweetness. You sing a crazy number of songs! How much of a monk do you have to be when it comes to resting your voice? I’m a very wound-together kind of person, and as long as I keep up with my physical routine—stretching, chiropractors and acupuncturists—I’m usually in pretty great shape. I don’t really drink and I can’t go out to parties and talk too much. But I found that the resting is sometimes worse for me; I’d rest all day and then my voice would go into a little bit of shock when I’d go sing the show. The “monk” thing is just something you have to do. It’s a guarantee. What’s life like away from the theater? Ha! What’s that? [Laughs.] I’ve been in a relationship for the past two years with a dynamic girl named Brooke. She’s away studying in Hawaii, doing research. I try and keep my personal life pretty quiet. Finally, what’s it like to interact with Jersey Boys fans? Oh man, they are extremely passionate [laughs]. They have their favorites, but they’ve definitely taken to me. There’s this Jersey Boys blog, and they have this crew of people who have seen the show like a hundred times, and they welcomed me with open arms. I didn’t have Facebook or Twitter or any of that stuff, and my sister was like, “You have to get Twitter now. You have to get Facebook.” I said, “I have no idea what any of this stuff even means,” but I got it because it’s what you need to do. I would get all these Facebook friend requests, and they would meet me at the stage door upset that I hadn’t accepted. So I made sure I accepted everyone that I possibly could! See Dominic Scaglione Jr. in Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre. What have you learned from watching other actors play Frankie? Well, it was cool having the original, Tony winner John Lloyd Young, around for little bit. Some shows hire people and they want clones. But our producers give us artistic freedom to give the role what we want and not have to do it like everyone else. Watching John was definitely surreal because he was the one I saw, before doing it myself was even on the table, and I was like, “Wow, this would be really, really tough.” I try to be as unique as possible, but seeing other guys like Jarrod Spector, who’s a good friend, is definitely comforting. He said to me, “It’s a little bit of a fraternity.” Nobody really knows what it’s like to go through this role, from start to finish, having to lace those sneakers up and jump on stage. How does it feel to have the part of Frankie Valli on Broadway as your own? Are you relieved? It’s pretty unbelievable! It was always a dream to get here, so it’s surreal. I got really proud once it all sunk in. Dominic Scaglione Jr. Star Files Are there any other roles you’d love to play at some point? The plan wasn’t to be in this show for four years, but I was chasing the brass ring of starring on Broadway so I could leave content, knowing that I finished the journey where I wanted to finish. I’m a big fan of the straight play. I would love to get into that world. I’ve been to a couple of general television and film meetings, and a lot of people are like, “When he’s ready, we have a lot of work for him.” Everyone has to play Fiyero once in his life in Wicked, so I would love that. The Phantom of the Opera would be something I would die to do. When I was a kid, I wanted to play sports more than I wanted to do theater, but I would always listen to Phantom in my bedroom and sing “The Music of the Night.” That would be a dream come true, as well. from $59.00 What do you remember about the first time you stepped out on stage in Jersey Boys? When I joined Jersey Boys, they needed somebody in Las Vegas in two weeks, so I had nine days to learn this thing, and the only play I had ever done was a high school production of Evita. I got to Vegas, and they were like, “Upstage, downstage, stage left, stage right,” and I had no idea what was going on. I was like a fish out of water, but I knew the music, so that’s why they hurried me along. I told my mom and dad, “Give me a minute before you tell the family to come out, because I want to get my bearings.” They were like, “No problem, no problem.” The first night, I had 30 loud New Jerseyans in the first five rows! I remember just putting my head down, going out there, doing “Silhouettes” and at the end of the show, not being able to believe that I actually got through it. What were your career goals, if not theater? I didn’t go to college because I got a record deal right out of high school. I was signed to Columbia Records with Tommy Mottola, and I went out on tour with Destiny’s Child and Christina Aguilera, so I was chasing the dream myself, only to have it ripped away by a managerial situation. We signed with Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s father, and it turned out that he just wasn’t the type of businessman that we needed. So, being an Italian and a singer, there’s definitely that connection [with the story of the Four Seasons]. I can’t imagine another role that would fulfill me as much as this one. Which songs in the show are the most vocally demanding? The big three are definitely the most demanding: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” are sitting in a crazy place, one after another, and they don’t let up. It all depends on the day, though. If it’s flowing, it’s flowing. Jersey Boys Jarrod Spector Related Shows Would you say you come from a protective Italian-American family, like Frankie? Absolutely! My father was a cop and an FBI agent, so you don’t get much more protective than that. I’m a grown man and I still have to call my mother every day or I get a phone call saying, “Hey Dom! Call your mother! We’re worried about you!” I taught them all how to text because sometimes I have to rest the voice, but they’re definitely overprotective in a good way. A lot of my actor friends are like, “Your parents have seen the show like 50 times! I don’t get it.” You hear stories about parents telling their kids not to get into the business, but my parents saw me in my first play and said, “This is what you have to do.” John Lloyd Young View Commentslast_img read more

NASA Orders RF Thrusters from Phase Four for its Small Satellite Propulsion System

first_imgNASA has purchased one of Phase Four’s second-generation RF thrusters to vet its capabilities for small satellite propulsion. Phase Four is a provider of electric radio frequency (RF) thrusters for in-space propulsion.The Phase Four thruster is part of an Integrated Propulsion Assembly (IPA) that contains: propellant storage and management, engine control electronics, power processing, and a thruster in one integrated solution. NASA will utilize the P4 propulsion solution to gain operational flight experience that demonstrates Phase Four’s capability to meet NASA’s upcoming small satellite mission goals. The IPA will be delivered to NASA in 2019.According to Jason Wallace, VP of Operations at Phase Four and Program Manager for this NASA contract, propulsion systems are one of the most challenging and expensive components in a satellite, and thus Phase Four is excited by the potential to bring a cost-effective solution to NASA’s upcoming SmallSat missions.Based in El Segundo, CA, Phase Four builds an electrode-less RF thruster, the smallest plasma propulsion system available, which can be scaled for Cube- and SmallSat constellation satellites to larger, bus-sized satellites. Released on April 16, performance test results by The Aerospace Corporation reveal that Phase Four’s RF thrusters measured on-par with today’s costly state-of-the-art Hall Effect Thrusters (HET).last_img read more

Montague football team defies pregame hype, cruises past Whitehall 41-20

first_img Shop Now Not relevant Not relevant Whitehalls No. 6 Donnell Smith tries to get in front of Montagues No. 6 Josh Weesies on the pass. Photo/Tim Reilly Bestseller DEAL OF THE DAY Shares Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly Luke Evans looks for to make the catch for Whitehall. Photo/Tim Reilly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Ads by Amazon Other × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Report a problem This item is… Mail DEAL OF THE DAY Other Other Fox Sports Go Montague celebrates winning the bell following its win in 2016. Montague has won the “Battle of the Bell” for the. past three seasons and will renew the rivalry this Friday at Montague’s field for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Photo/Tim Reilly Bestseller (2) ENDS IN Displayed poorly Montague student section. Photo/Tim Reilly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. $9.99 JoJo Dowdell comes down with the Whitehall reception. Photo/Tim Reilly Displayed poorly (117) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) $49.95 ENDS IN $14.99$18.00 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant × Displayed poorly ENDS IN Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive (7802) $37.99 $0.00 By Mitchell BoatmanLocalSportsJournal.comMONTAGUE – The Montague-Whitehall rivalry is one of the most hotly contested in Michigan.The Battle for the Bell series was an even 36-36 coming into Friday’s showdown, and both teams were coming in unbeaten for the first time since 1985.So everyone expected a great game. But Montague spoiled the hype.The Wildcats dominated the game from start to finish and walked away with a 41-20 victory.Montague improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the West Michigan Conference standings. Whitehall fell to 4-1 and 3-1.Most of the scoring came in the first quarter, with the Wildcats grabbing a 27-13 lead. Montague added a touchdown in the second quarter to take a commanding 34-13 halftime advantage.Montague moved the ball with ease in the first half and played strong defense throughout the contest to capture the surprisingly easy victory.Montague head coach Pat Collins said the game was a good measuring stick for his team.Montague’s No. 6 Josh Weesies gets away from Whitehall defense. Photo/Tim Reilly“Whitehall is a great team,” he said. “They played hard. I think that shows just how good we are.”Defensive play was a huge key for Montague. The Wildcats intercepted three passes on the night, including two by Bryce Stark, and forced five turnovers on downs.Collins said the team’s versatility was also a key.“We don’t have great numbers,” he said, noting the fact that the Wildcats only dress about 20 players. “But our guys can play football.”The two-headed rushing attack of Eddie Caviedes and Stark led the Montague offense, combining for more than 250 yards. Collins says Caviedes, who is also the team’s placekicker, is one of the best around.“He’s a fire plug,” Collins said. “Pound for pound he’s the best player in the state.”Whitehall got on the scoreboard first, thanks to a 60-yard kick return by Jack MacArthur that set the Viking offense up at the Montague 18-yard line.The Montague defense stopped the Vikings short of the end zone, but a roughing the kicker penalty gave Whitehall another chance. Quarterback Casey Huizenga ran it in from one yard out, and the extra point was blocked, giving the Vikings a 6-0 lead in the first quarter.Then Montague’s offense took over, scoring three touchdowns in the next 3:46.Quarterback Dylan Stever hit Jake Jancek with a 16-yard touchdown pass to even the score at 6-6. Caviedes ripped off a 74-yard touchdown run on the first play of the next possession and Montague led 13-6.Stark finished off the scoring flurry with a six-yard touchdown run, making the score 20-6.Bryce Stark looks back at the Whitehall defense. Photo/Tim ReillyWhitehall responded with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Huizenga to Lukas Evans with 1:06 left in the first quarter.The Wildcats struck again when Josh Weesies took a 63-yard pass from Stever for a score to end the first quarter.  Kenyon Johnston scored the only touchdown of the second quarter on a 34-yard reception, giving Montague a 34-13 halftime lead.Stever added a one-yard scoring run in the third quarter to put Montague up 41-13.The final score of the game came on an 85-yard interception return by Whitehall’s Justin Brown.Caviedes finished with 134 yards on the ground while Stark added 123 for Montague. Stever passed for 138 yards, including two touchdowns. Weesies had a game-high-88 receiving yards for the Wildcats.JoJo Dowdell was the bright spot for the Vikings’ offense, running for 119 yards. Brown led Whitehall with 39 receiving yards and had two interceptions on defense. Huizenga finished with 123 passing yards. 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NDC boys thrown out

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has bared its teeth at the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the glaring political interference in the country’s sports.Daily Guide reports that the apparent interference of the government in sporting disciplines such as athletics, boxing, handball and swimming, attracted the ire of the IOC and Associations of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), with both bodies threatening to apply sanctions if the situation persists.Subsequently, members of the government who were recently ‘planted’ into various positions in Ghana’s 32 sporting disciplines have been thrown out by the international body.It would be recalled that with a day to the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) congress in Accra, the chairmen of almost of all the national sports associations were sacked and replaced with identified NDC members such as Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, Ken Dzirasah, Dr. Deborah Cubajee and Tackie Commey, NDC MP for Odododiodio. What drew suspicion was the secrecy with which the exercise was undertaken.Sports gurus like B.T. Baba, Moses Foh-Amoaning and Sandy Osei-Agyemang, chairmen of National Handball, Boxing, and Athletics associations respectively, were given the boot.However, in a strongly-worded letter to the GOC, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Associations of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) took issue with the actions of a presidential staffer, Mr. Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, in particular, who spearheaded an election to virtually appoint Prof Francis Dodoo as the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) boss, to end the tenure of the incumbent President, B.T. Baba. But the two international bodies, IOC and ANOCA, have ordered the restoration of the status quo to avert possible sanctions being applied on the country.With this directive, all those appointed by the government as chairmen, general secretaries and members of the various sports associations have all been thrown out, as the IOC and ANOCA have asked each of the 32 national associations to hold their congresses to elect the executives: And until that is done, the old executives who were booted out still remain at post.The action was a subject of discussion during the General Assembly of ANOCA and IOC in Abuja from the 6th -7th July 2009.A correspondence dated 10th July 2009, and fired from the headquarters of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, headed, “Situation of the Ghana Olympic Committee” and jointly signed by Pere Miro, IOC NOC Relations Director and Palenfo, ANOCA President, to Mr. Benson T. Baba, President of the GOC, target of the abortive coup, asked Baba to ignore Nii Lante Vanderpuiye, Prof Dodoo and others and stay at post as GOC boss.In what the IOC said was a common position on the Ghanaian situation by both bodies, IOC and ANOCA have thrown out the outcome of the General Assembly of the GOC held on 30th June 2009. “The IOC and ANOCA do not recognize any outcomes or ‘elections’ resulting from this meeting and reaffirm their full support to the current and legitimate NOC (National Olympic Committee) officer bearers as it was before this meeting with yourself, Mr. Benson T. Baba as the legitimate President of the Ghana Olympic Committee,” the correspondence affirmed.The two bodies expressed regret at what they consider as attempts at destabilizing the GOC and in particular “these external interferences which prevented the regular GOC election process from being completed.”Until what the international sporting bodies describe as a democratic election process is undertaken under the leadership of the GOC, “the IOC and ANOCA will continue to recognize yourself as the legitimate GOC President.”A new date would be announced in due course, DAILY GUIDE has learnt, for fresh elections to be held by the GOC and the international sporting bodies await this, according to the correspondence.The IOC advised that internal operations, decision-making mechanisms, holding of meetings, election arrangements and others come under the exclusive responsibility of the GOC devoid of any external pressure or interference. An aspect of the Olympic Charter on political interference in its local operations in individual countries runs thus: “Apart from the measures provided in the case of infringement of the Olympic Charter, the IOC Executive Board may take any appropriate decisions for the protection of the Olympic Movement in the country of an NOC, including suspension of or withdrawal of recognition from such NOC if the constitution, law or other regulations in force in the country concerned, or any act by any governmental or other body causes the activity of the NOC or the making or expression of its will to be hampered.”Sources close to the Ghana Olympic Committee suggest that there has been intensified political interference from persons in the corridors of power, a development which threatens Ghana’s status in this prestigious international sporting body.Meanwhile, Mr. B.T. Baba, the legitimate GOC boss, has been appointed a Vice President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) at its congress in Abuja from the 6th to 7th July 2009.Source: Daily Guidelast_img read more

LA Lakers welcome LeBron James for the first time

first_imgAdvertisement bxo0muNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1g20uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5wgvwoa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 53wj3Would you ever consider trying this?😱sCan your students do this? 🌚ajRoller skating! Powered by Firework LeBron James played his first home game for the Los Angeles Lakers and it certainly was a sign of things to come. The Lakers played the Denver Nuggets and eventually lost the game 113-111, but the result was overshadowed by the star’s home debut.Advertisement James played just 15 minutes and recorded 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in his home bow. JaVale McGee was their points leader again, as the big man scored 15. The likes of Rajon Rondo and Josh Hart also chipped in with useful contributions.Advertisement For the Nuggets, bigs Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee starred, as the two giants contributed 43 points between them. Denver had six players in double digits, and a fourth-quarter comeback is what handed them the win.Arguably LeBron’s introduction to the Staples Center crowd was the highlight, as he received a deafening ovation from the fans. The game itself was not perfect, and improvements can be made.“We’ve got a new group. We’re not at the level that a lot of the teams are in terms of cohesiveness and chemistry,” James had said following yesterday morning’s practice. “Every day is another opportunity for us to get better.”The Lakers will play four more preseason games, and the first of them is against the Sacramento Kings tomorrow.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway United 2 Dundalk 1

first_imgCommentary from Mike Rafferty and Derek Rogers Gary Shanahan and Vinny Faherty celebrating Shanahan’s winner against Dundalk. Photo – Sean’s Sport Photo – www.sportsphoto.ieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United in a huddle before the Dundalk Game at Eamon Deacy Park. Photo: Sean Ryan Presented by Gerry MurphyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Another chance to hear the Commentary of Galway United’s first league win of the season over Dundalk.last_img read more

LKDSB taking part in bullying awareness week

first_imgTo help foster a safe and welcoming learning environment, the Lambton Kent District school board is taking part in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.Throughout this week, students, staff, parents and guardians are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on learning and overall well-being.“Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week is an opportunity to reinforce the important lessons about the different forms of bullying; encourage students to connect with caring adults; and highlight the resources available to support students with concerns,” board director John Howitt said in a release.“We remain committed to working together to promote positive learning and work environments so that students and staff feel safe and welcome in our schools.”Schools within the board, with support from safe schools and multi-disciplinary teams, will participate in various activities throughout the week to help raise awareness.According to the 2019 School Climate Survey results, the majority of students in grades 4 to 12 know how to report bullying.The board also stated the majority of parents and guardians feel they can contact their child’s school with any concerns they might have.Bullying is generally persistent and aggressive behaviour that occurs in a real or perceived power imbalance between individuals. It can also come in various forms, such as physical, verbal, social and electronic.Any student experiencing bullying is encouraged to tell a caring adult at home or at school.Parents, guardians and students are also able to use the Student Wellness and Bullying Intervention Hotline at each school.For more information about Bully Awareness and Prevention Week, visit[email protected] read more

VIDEO: Must-Try Halloween Treats at Disneyland for 2019!

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Leicester deny Mahrez retirement post

first_imgRiyad Mahrez Leicester deny Mahrez has retired after Algerian’s Facebook account hacked Sacha Pisani Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Getty Images Riyad Mahrez Leicester City Premier League WTF The Algeria international’s social media page suggests he has been forced to hang up his boots on medical grounds, but the Foxes have denied it Leicester City have denied that Riyad Mahrez has retired from football, instead insisting that his Facebook account was hacked.A message emerged via Mahrez’s verified Facebook page late on Tuesday, suggesting the Algeria international was bringing an end to his career.However, the Foxes have now confirmed that the post was not a genuine one, and that they have had the post taken down from the social media site. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp  Riyad Mahrez Leicester City RetirementA spokesman confirmed: “Yes that’s correct. It’s not a genuine post and we’re working with Facebook to have it removed.”A picture of Mahrez had been uploaded to the popular social media platform, with an accompanying caption, which read: “After the last consultation with many doctors, I’ve decided to stay away from football.”As my time as a football player comes to an end, I would like to say few words.”I want to thank everybody for the kindness and support they have shown me in this incredible city. You will be always in my heart.”Mahrez saw a deadline-day move to Premier League champions-elect Manchester City fall through in January and the 27-year-old was absent from Leicester for 10 days.last_img read more

Ribery & Robben set for Bayern talks

first_imgArjen Robben Bayern plan contract talks with Robben and Ribery Dom Farrell 20:49 13/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ArjenRobbenFranckRibery - cropped Bongarts Bayern München v Hamburger SV Beşiktaş v Bayern München Bayern München UEFA Champions League Bundesliga The experienced wingers have been rolling back the years of late and the Bundesliga champions are now ready to talk new deals with the duo Bayern Munich are ready to hold contract talks with long-serving wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery next month.Ribery and Robben rolled back the years once again in Saturday’s 6-0 demolition of Hamburg in the Bundesliga.Former France international Ribery hit a brace, while Robben – who has also called time on his career with the Netherlands – was also on target. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 34-year-old duo are out of contract at the end of the season but Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed plans are in place to formalise discussions over fresh terms.”We have spoken with both players and agreed to hold contract talks in April and then we’ll see,” he told reporters.”It’s true, Franck has played superbly this Saturday, Arjen too. Both scored great goals.”In April we’ll talk. This has been agreed with the players and both of them accepted that. It was very unproblematic for them.”We have the task to put together the squad for the next season and we will do that to our best knowledge and ability. That wasn’t a problem for either of the two.”It is known that generally, speaking for both of them, they would like to remain at Bayern Munich and, if they’re playing like they did on Saturday, we’ll get together and talk about it.”Robben has not travelled for Wednesday’s Champions League match against Besiktas, although his absence is only a precaution.He is suffering from the effects of a pinched nerve and, as a result, will not be risked with Bayern already 5-0 to the good after the first leg of the last-16 tie.Rummenigge added: “Arjen Robben won’t travel, unfortunately, as a precautionary measure. He’s suffered a pinched nerve.”last_img read more