View Comments The Tony Awards may head back uptown in 2016. Because of a planned summer run of a show featuring the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, the ceremony would instead be held at the (smaller and less central) Beacon Theatre, reports The New York Times. The Tonys took place at the Upper West Side venue in 2011 and 2012 due to a Cirque du Soleil engagement.The Rockettes show would likely be a revised version of New York Spring Spectacular, with performances set to take place from June 15 through August 7.The Tony Awards ceremony was held in a Broadway theater from 1967 (the year the event was first televised nationally) to 1996 and again in 1999. Before that, the Tonys were presented from a hotel ballroom.
Secretary of State-Elect Jim Condos has selected Brian Leven of Stowe to be the new deputy secretary of state. Leven has spent the last 12 years as an attorney for the Vermont Legislative Council. During that time he has served as counsel for the House and Senate Committees on Government Operations and the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. These three committees are important committees for legislation pertaining to activities and operations of the secretary of state’s office.In 2002, he staffed the Senate Reapportionment committee which was responsible for redistricting of House and Senate districts after the 2000 US Census. Reapportionment will again be taken up this biennium with completion of the 2010 Census. And, this past year, he served as counsel to the Government Accountability Committee which is monitoring the progress of Challenges for Change.‘I am excited to have Brian join my team,’ said Secretary-elect Condos. ‘His knowledge and experience will prove invaluable as my office continues to serve Vermonters with positive outcomes.’Brian Leven lives in Stowe, Vermont, with his wife, Jacquie, and two children, Augie and Talula. He grew up in Danville and St Johnsbury. He graduated from St Johnsbury Academy, received a BA from the University of Vermont, and a JD from the University of Denver College of Law.In addition to playing music, reading, and enjoying the outdoors, Leven serves as chair of the Stowe Development Review Board.Jim Condos was elected to be Vermont’s secretary of state on November 2, 2010. Condos has over 20 years of elected public service including 18 years on South Burlington City Council, eight years as a Vermont state senator, along with over 30 years of private sector business experience.