View Comments Related Shows Chicago from $49.50 Charlotte d’Amboise in ‘Chicago'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Charlotte d’Amboise is returning to Broadway’s Chicago on February 20. The two-time Tony nominee is replacing Spice Girl Mel B in the role of Roxie Hart at the Ambassador Theatre.D’Amboise received Tony nominations for her performances in the revival of A Chorus Line and in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include Pippin, Sweet Charity, Carrie, Company, Contact and Damn Yankees. Chicago currently stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Christopher Sieber as Billy Flynn, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.D’Amboise will play a limited engagement in the Tony-winning revival through April 9.
“If you build it, they will come,” was a plea baseball’s “Shoeless Joe” Jackson whispered to Kevin Costner in the movie, “Field of Dreams”.The phrase is being dusted off by Brattleboro, Vermont area natives David and Chris McCauley, who are merging the Raymond S. Roberts autodealership with Auto Mall on Putney Road to create a General Motors facility housing all five GM franchises.It is apt in the historic sense and draws parallels with the moviebecause it beckons customers of the age-old R.S. Roberts dealership tojoin the new company in a modern age of auto retailing.On October 18th The New Auto Mall will include Chevrolet, Pontiac,Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and Chevy Medium Duty Trucks, along with thebeginnings of a new, stand-alone service facility, boasted to be thelargest and most modern in the region. This merger creates one of only afew full product GM dealerships in the United States, according to WilliamJ. Corbeil, Executive Manager of the Auto Mall.”We are excited about the opportunity of having five franchises under oneroof, providing sales, financing, service, parts, body shop and a completecommercial vehicle department. The new store will be the largestdealership in the Tri-State area offering more services and having theability to super serve our customers like no other facility in theregion,” Corbeil said.Corbeil said a party and caravan parade through downtown Brattleboro isplanned for Saturday, October 19th.”There will be a lot of food, give-a-ways and that sort of thing, but ourbiggest message is that we want past and present customers to be involvedin the festivities.”In early November, construction begins on an addition to a buildingacross Technology Drive to house the new parts, service and accessorydepartments. Unique in its concept, the plans call for a new car showroomalong side the customer lounge where vehicles can be “dressed up” withaccessories and after market parts.Phase two, in the early spring of 2003, calls for extensivemodifications to the existing Auto Mall facility at 800 Putney Road. Itwill be restructured to triple the existing showroom area, and add acustomer lounge and offices. A new GM Quick Lube Plus Center will belocated there as well.Corbeil said many of the updates comply with General Motor’s “Image 21″concept, in effect re-facing the entire store.Phase three will culminate in early summer with a large final grandopening to the public.A project creating a new Walgreen’s store at the R. S. Roberts locationon Canal Street is under way.
Hicks, Poyer hold the key to Dist. 6’s successful defence of championship titleNATIONAL cyclist Andrew Hicks and fellow Berbician Whitney Poyer holds the key for District Six (Corentyne) to make a successful defence of the Guyana Teachers Union/Ministry of Education 56th Annual National Schools Cycling Championship titles.Having won the title last year, the Berbice cyclists are already leading the point standings with 269 points as against arch rivals – District 10 (Upper Demerara/Kwakwani) who are one point adrift.With this in mind, the results of tomorrow’s open road races for both boys and girls will be the main factors to determine the Champion District.This is where Hicks and Poyer come in as Hicks will be contesting the Boys’ open 40K event while Poyer will be a part of the Girls’ open 25K race.A win for both Hicks and Poyer will see the District adding 20 more points to their tally as the winning District will secure 10 points from each category.These valuable 20 points will give District 6 an unassailable lead which will be enough to see them successfully defending their title.Hicks is a very active cyclist who has won several road races for the 2016 cycling season and against tougher opposition. He has also competed at the Regional level with much success and once again, against opposition far higher than what he will come up against in tomorrow’s 40K race.Poyer, on the other hand, though not Guyana’s best female rider, has been very active this year and is by far, more experienced than the opposition and with this in mind, there is no reason why she cannot win the Girls’ 25k race.District 10 for their part will depend on Jernel Yearwood in the Boys’ 40K race but Yearwood is far less experienced than Hicks and does not have the kind of mileage that Hicks has in his legs, and this is very important to note, as the more mileage you have in your legs during a cycling season, the better your chances are of doing well.On the distaff side, for years, District 10 have not produced a top female cyclist and for years also, there were no races staged by local clubs that attracted female cyclists from the mining town, so it is safe to say that Poyer has no sort of opposition, come tomorrow.The two races get underway at 10:00hrs from outside the Ocean View International Hotel, proceed up the East Coast of Demerara and return to the place of origin for the finish.