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John Legend in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:39 EST, 19 December 2017 | Updated: 11:07 EST, ..

By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:39 EST, 19 December 2017 | Updated: 11:07 EST, 19 December 2017

John Legend has landed the title role in NBC's three-hour event, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

The Grammy-winning musician, 38, said in a statement released on Tuesday he is 'thrilled' to be starring in and executive producing the show at Brooklyn's Marcy Armory alongside original composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice.

'It's such a powerful, meaningful musical and I'm humbled to be part of this performance,' the La La Land actor gushed.

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Airing Easter Sunday! On Tuesday, John Legend was cast as in the title role in NBC's three-hour live event Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! 

Airing Easter Sunday! On Tuesday, John Legend was cast as in the title role in NBC's three-hour live event Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!

'We've already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I'm certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.'

British theatre director David Leveaux will helm the seventies rock opera with goth rocker Alice Cooper playing the tyrannical King Herod, with the show airing on Easter Sunday (April 1).

'John Legend is a superstar,' Rice said.

'As a performer, his voice is infectious and effortless. As an actor, he is believable and honest. I'm thrilled he will be able to share his portrayal of Jesus with the world.'

'It's a good day!' The Ohio-born R&B belter - turning 39 next week - was 'thrilled' to be starring in and executive producing the staging at Brooklyn's Marcy Armory alongside original composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice'It's a good day!' The Ohio-born R&B belter - turning 39 next week - was 'thrilled' to be starring in and executive producing the staging at Brooklyn's Marcy Armory alongside original composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice

'It's a good day!' The Ohio-born R&B belter – turning 39 next week – was 'thrilled' to be starring in and executive producing the staging at Brooklyn's Marcy Armory alongside original composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice

'Excited to join the cast!' British theatre director David Leveaux will helm the seventies rock opera with goth rocker Alice Cooper (pictured) playing the tyrannical King Herod'Excited to join the cast!' British theatre director David Leveaux will helm the seventies rock opera with goth rocker Alice Cooper (pictured) playing the tyrannical King Herod

'Excited to join the cast!' British theatre director David Leveaux will helm the seventies rock opera with goth rocker Alice Cooper (pictured) playing the tyrannical King Herod

First staged in Pittsburgh 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the final week of Jesus's life, and the album topped the Billboard chartsFirst staged in Pittsburgh 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the final week of Jesus's life, and the album topped the Billboard charts

First staged in Pittsburgh 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the final week of Jesus's life, and the album topped the Billboard charts

In 20 different countries! It was last staged on Broadway in 2012 at the Neil Simon Theatre, and there have been two film adaptations - Norman Jewison's version in 1973 (pictured) and Gale Edwards' version in 2000In 20 different countries! It was last staged on Broadway in 2012 at the Neil Simon Theatre, and there have been two film adaptations - Norman Jewison's version in 1973 (pictured) and Gale Edwards' version in 2000

In 20 different countries! It was last staged on Broadway in 2012 at the Neil Simon Theatre, and there have been two film adaptations – Norman Jewison's version in 1973 (pictured) and Gale Edwards' version in 2000

Jesus Christ Superstar – first staged in Pittsburgh 1971 – is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the final week of Jesus's life, and the album topped the Billboard charts.

It was last staged on Broadway in 2012 at the Neil Simon Theatre, and there have been two film adaptations – Norman Jewison's version in 1973 and Gale Edwards' version in 2000.

John – who's an Emmy away from EGOT status – is currently in Manhattan with his pregnant wife Chrissy Teigen and their 20-month-old daughter Luna.

Family matters: John - who's an Emmy away from EGOT status - is currently in Manhattan with his pregnant wife Chrissy Teigen and their 20-month-old daughter Luna (pictured Saturday)Family matters: John - who's an Emmy away from EGOT status - is currently in Manhattan with his pregnant wife Chrissy Teigen and their 20-month-old daughter Luna (pictured Saturday)

Family matters: John – who's an Emmy away from EGOT status – is currently in Manhattan with his pregnant wife Chrissy Teigen and their 20-month-old daughter Luna (pictured Saturday)

It's a boy! Legend (born Stephens) and his 32-year-old All of Me muse are likely having a son since she tweeted that was 'the embryo we have left' back on January 30It's a boy! Legend (born Stephens) and his 32-year-old All of Me muse are likely having a son since she tweeted that was 'the embryo we have left' back on January 30

It's a boy! Legend (born Stephens) and his 32-year-old All of Me muse are likely having a son since she tweeted that was 'the embryo we have left' back on January 30

Legend (born Stephens) and his 32-year-old All of Me muse are likely having a son since she tweeted that was 'the embryo we have left' back on January 30.

Catch more of the wisecracking presenter providing 'color commentary' in the fourth season of Lip Sync Battle, which premieres January 18 on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV).

And the Penthouse Floor crooner is next scheduled to perform March 10 at Asia World Expo in Hong Kong.

Premieres January 18! Catch more of the wisecracking presenter providing 'color commentary' in the fourth season of Lip Sync Battle on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV)Premieres January 18! Catch more of the wisecracking presenter providing 'color commentary' in the fourth season of Lip Sync Battle on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV)

Premieres January 18! Catch more of the wisecracking presenter providing 'color commentary' in the fourth season of Lip Sync Battle on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV)

Love me now: And the Penthouse Floor crooner is next scheduled to perform March 10 at Asia World Expo in Hong KongLove me now: And the Penthouse Floor crooner is next scheduled to perform March 10 at Asia World Expo in Hong Kong

Love me now: And the Penthouse Floor crooner is next scheduled to perform March 10 at Asia World Expo in Hong Kong

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Argonaut Resources directors show faith in company by participating in oversubscribed SPP

Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP[hhmc]
The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


The company was overwhelmed by the response to its SPP which closed early and more than twice oversubscribed with the target subsequently increased to $2.5 million from $1.2 million.

Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

Money raised under this SPP and from the recently completed $2.7 million share placeRead More – Source

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Strickland Metals shares jump 39% ahead of drilling base metal target near DeGrussa

Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey[hhmc]
Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilomet..

Strickland Metals Ltd (ASX:STK) shares surged 39% today ahead of its maiden drilling program at the Doolgunna Project, which will include a diamond drilling program that is likely to begin by the end of this month.

As a part of the program, a minimum of four diamond holes will be drilled to a depth of 500 metres to test a VMS target similar to the nearby DeGrussa deposit of Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR).

Heritage survey


Exploration activity has recommenced on the Doolgunna Project following completion of heritage surveys to allow land access to areas where the company wishes to complete exploration drilling.

The target for drilling is a compelling base metal prospect that exhibits geological characteristics that are interpreted to be similar to Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa deposit about 30 kilometres to the east of the project.

The prospect has a 3-kilometre-long electromagnetic conductor that lies below an outcropping copper-zinc gossan that has been mapped over a 1.2-kilometre strike.

Diamond core drilling


The company plans to start the diamond core drilling by the end of this month.

A multi-purpose drill rig has been contracted to enable the minimum planned program wRead More – Source

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Pan Asia Metals has positive discussions on plans for Thai lithium project

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions[hhmc]
Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Ng..

Pan Asia Metals Ltd (ASX:PAM) has had positive discussions with authorities in Phang Nga Province, Thailand, including the provincial government, for its Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAM has submitted a presentation covering all aspects of the project including methods of ongoing exploration, conceptual mining and concentrate production, and the potential for downstream value-adding industries in Phang Nga and Thailand.

The presentation and subsequent discussions were aimed at assisting Phang Nga Provincial Government in their considerations for the proposed mining and industrial development areas.

Provincial Government discussions


Pan Asia was recently invited by the chief executive officer of the Phang Nga Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO), a Phang Nga Provincial Government coordinating body, to represent PAM and the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

The meeting was also attended by the head of Phang Nga Provincial Industry along with the representatives of the Phang Nga Provincial Public Works and Town Planning Office.

Phang Nga Provincial Industry head has been appointed by the Phang Nga governor as chairman of the Phang Nga New Town Planning Committee.

During the meeting, the chairman of the committee conveyed its support for the Reung Kiet Lithium Project.

PAO wants to ensure that the requirements of the Reung Kiet project are incorporated into the town planning committee’s zoning plans to ensure that the project can progress once exploration and feasibility results prove positive.

“Can bring opportunities”


PAM managing director Paul Lock said: “We have been working hard in Phang Nga province and we are very happy with the positive reception that the Reung Kiet Lithium Project is receiving from the Phang Nga Provincial Government and surrounding communities.

“Reung Kiet is strategically located and based on peer feasibility work the project is positioned to potentially be one of the lowest-cost suppliers of lithium chemicals in the global peer group.

“This is a project that can bring substantial opportunities and value to Phang Nga and Thailand.”

Pan Asia is planning its second Reung Kiet drilling program with expectations that this will begin in the coming months following the conclusion of the current Khao Soon drilling program.

Potential cost curve leader


Reung Kiet is a hard rock project with lepidolite rich pegmatites chiefly composed of quartz, albite and lepidolite with minor cassiterite and tantalite as well as other accessory minerals including some rare earth.

Lepidolite does not require roasting and has a suite of by-products which are recoverable at the concentrator and processing stages of the flow sheet.

Peer feasibility work has Read More – Source

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