Hedwig and the Angry Inch Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img Hedwig and the Angry Inch Related Shows We’re wigging out! The Tony-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Taye Diggs as our favorite internationally ignored song stylist, will shutter at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre on September 13. At the time of closing, the musical revival will have played 22 previews and 506 regular performances.Written by 2015 Tony honoree John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more.Directed by Michael Mayer, the production also stars Rebecca Naomi Jones as Yitzhak. Neil Patrick Harris won a 2014 Tony for his performance in the titular role. Since then, Hedwig has also been headlined by Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, co-creator Mitchell and Darren Criss.A national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is scheduled to kick off in San Francisco on October 4, 2016, with productions also in the works for the West End and Australia.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

See More

Happy Plants.

first_imgEven in a normal year, Georgia has long, dry spells. Water usage soars, and so do those water bills. Some estimates show that half of the water a typical family uses is for landscape purposes. Not only that, but University of Georgia Extension Service agents and specialists report seeing more plants dead of drowning during dry spells than during wet weather. Do Your Plants Need Water? Learn how to tell if your plants need water. Many plants wilt in the afternoon sun but spring back in the cool of the evening. If we rush for the hose as soon as we get home from work, we may be giving the plant too much. When in doubt, use the “finger test.” Simply poke your finger a few inches into the soil and see if it’s moist. If it is, don’t water. Our lawns will tell us they need water by getting a bit dull or bluish. You can double-check with the “foot test.” If your footsteps spring back up soon after you walk across, your lawn is fine. You don’t need to water. Next, check out different ways to get water to your plants. Soaker hoses and drip systems put water at the roots, where it’s needed. Add drip emitters to your regular irrigation system, or lay inexpensive soaker hoses in flower and shrub beds and cover them with mulch. Wise Use of Sprinklers If you do need to use sprinklers: Don’t water on hot, windy afternoons. You’ll lose more than half of your water to evaporation. Early-morning watering lets the water soak into the soil. It allows the plants to dry off fast once the sun rises, helping prevent diseases in your garden. Aim your sprinklers properly. Water your plants, not the street, sidewalk and driveway. If an area in your garden always stays damp, close off the sprinkler there. Stop when water starts to run off. You may have to turn it off and on a few times, but water and your money won’t be running down the drain. Improve your soil quality. Aerating or adding organic matter can prevent runoff, too. Get a rain gauge. Most Georgia soils need only an inch of water per week. If it rains, subtract that amount from your total application. Water deeply. As the landscape matures, soak the soil 6 to 8 inches deep to encourage deep roots. Then don’t water again until the plants need it — once a week or less. Add a moisture sensor. This soil probe tells the sprinkler system when the soil is wet or dry and will turn it on and off for you. Don’t forget to mulch. Mulching helps keep the soil cool and moist while suppressing water-stealing weeds and reducing your garden work. Mulch a wide area around your plants (but not next to the stem or trunk). Add lime if the soil needs it. Georgia soils typically run slightly acid. You may find, especially in a mature landscape, that you need little or no fertilizer. Don’t overfertilize. Actively growing plants use more water. Overfertilizing leads to a landscape that will be a water hog. A soil test from your Extension Service office or a private lab will tell you the soil’s fertilizer and lime requirements. If you do need fertilizer, consider using a slow-release type. These deliver a little fertilizer over a long time, so they don’t stimulate fast, thirsty growth. Over the long run, slow-release fertilizers can be more cost-efficient. You don’t need to apply them as often. Summer annuals or roses, though, do best with light, frequent fertilizing. Usually, one application per month with a standard granular fertilizer will keep these plants perky. To encourage new flowers, pick off the old blooms as they fade.last_img read more

See More

Norway’s investment decision puts oil and gas industry on notice

first_imgNorway’s investment decision puts oil and gas industry on notice FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Financial Times ($):Norway’s sovereign wealth fund may have spared the majors when announcing it was pulling investments from a host of oil and gas producers, but the move will still reverberate in the boardrooms of energy heavyweights like BP and ExxonMobil.With $1tn under management, the Norwegian oil fund is the world’s biggest sovereign investor, owning equity stakes between 1 and 2.5 per cent in all the supermajors. On Friday it said it would divest from smaller exploration and production companies as a means of diversifying Norway’s oil-rich economy’s exposure to the commodity.But while the largest integrated companies were granted a reprieve, justified by their vast refining and trading capabilities that could insulate them should the long-term future of oil demand growth threaten crude prices, Norway has also made clear it expects them to do more. One official in Oslo was even more blunt: “If I were an oil major reading this decision, I would make sure my plan for investment in renewables was in order.”It is a message that has been ringing around the boardrooms of Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Norway’s own state oil company Equinor for some time. But when it is delivered by the world’s largest investor in equities, it carries even greater weight.More ($): Norway’s investment cull leaves oil majors spared but shakenlast_img read more

See More

Uribe Promotes Former FARC Hostage To Rank Of Police General

first_imgBy Dialogo May 13, 2009 Today Colombian police official Luis Mendieta, who had been held hostage by the FARC for more than 10 years, was promoted to the rank of General by President Álvaro Uribe, who urged the Army to rescue all the hostages. In a ceremony held at the School of Police Cadets in Bogotá Mendieta was awarded the highest rank, making him the most senior official within the armed forces, even above that of the current director, General Óscar Naranjo. His wife, María Teresa Paredes, and their two children, Jenny Estefani and José Luis, received from Uribe’s hands badges that attest to their father’s position as General of Police. Mendieta was kidnapped in the seizure by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) of the city of Mitú on November 1, 1998, while serving as Commander of Police of that city, which is the capital of the department of Vaupés. “Luis Herlindo Mendieta, who was kidnapped by the FARC terrorist group in the seizure of Mitú, is promoted to the rank of major general. We award proof of his promotion to his wife, his children, and his entire family,” said the President. Awaiting the release of Mendieta, his family has saved his Christmas, birthday, and celebration gifts, and the college and university degrees of his children, who had last seen him when they were children. Uribe called on the armed forces to increase operations to rescue the 22 soldiers and policemen who are still the rebels’ captives, and said the Army is looking for the sites where they are being held. The head of state indicated, regarding the FARC’s announcement of the release of Army Sergeant Pablo Moncayo, that he will not permit political propaganda, and only allowed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Catholic Church to participate in the humanitarian mission to meet him. “We reiterate our wish that the International Red Cross, without obstructing our military operations, receive him, along with the Catholic Church,” where the FARC indicate sergeant Moncayo is to be released,” said Uribe. He also indicated it will not accept rebels’ “maneuvers” to deceive Colombians “with the torturous offer of one-by-one release of hostages, and then reinforce their propaganda.” The FARC have demanded the presence of opposition congresswoman Piedad Córdoba, one of Uribe’s major critics, in the operation to release of Moncayo, who has been captive for over eleven years. The senator has participated in the liberation of 12 hostages that the FARC has released unilaterally, but the government decided to suspend its mediation in the release of Moncayo. “We cannot allow the FARC another chance to wear a humanitarian disguise because they, in the conscience of all Colombians, are involved in ‘Farcpolitics'” said the President. The rebel assault on Mitú left 43 dead, including soldiers, policemen, and civilians, plus 47 wounded troops and 61 abductees. Nearly a thousand guerrillas led by the military chief of the FARC, Jorge Briceño (aka “Mono Jojoy”), participated in the attack, the first and only one by these guerrillas on a departmental capital and one of the most devastating in the near half-century history of internal conflict. Mendieta is part of a list of 22 police and military hostages the guerrillas want to trade for their imprisoned rebels.last_img read more

See More

Brazilian Unmanned Anti-Drug Planes Will Operate in Bolivia

first_imgBy Dialogo July 07, 2011 Four Brazilian unmanned planes will begin to operate in Bolivia in August as part of the fight against drugs, Deputy Minister of Social Defense Felipe Cáceres announced on 5 July. “By late August, four unmanned (UAV) planes will be providing overflight of Bolivian airspace,” Cáceres, the chief official in charge of combatting cocaine trafficking, specified at a press conference. The official indicated that the unmanned aircraft will do their work in virtue of an agreement between La Paz and Brasilia signed in March. He explained that the UAV aircraft will carry out that aerial monitoring at the border locations of Bolpebra (the geographic location where Bolivia, Peru, and Brazil come together) and the geographic area shared among Bolivia, Paraguay, and Brazil. Cáceres indicated that the operations conducted by the UAV planes “will provide the Bolivian authorities with specific information about other aircraft that are overflying Bolivian airspace and that might be involved in illicit operations.” The town of Chimoré, in central Bolivia, an area where coca is grown, will be the center for processing the aerial technical information, which will also be sent to Brazil.last_img read more

See More

NCUA tapped to investigate predatory student loans

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A group of advocacy organizations have called on the NCUA to look into potentially predatory loans being offered by for-profit colleges to college students through credit unions.According to a media release from the Center for American Progress, the groups sent the letter to NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz Thursday and warned that loans made by federally chartered credit unions, federally insured, state chartered credit unions and CUSOs “may constitute unfair and deceptive trade practices, and threaten the credit unions’ safety and soundness by posing serious credit, reputation and compliance risks.” continue reading »last_img read more

See More

Impressive cellars: Finest homes for wine lovers on the Gold Coast property market

first_img 359A Ruffles Rd, Willow Vale 19 Donegal Cres, Sorrento The wine cellars in these lavish homes will have you saying “cheers” in no time.NOTHING says fine quite like a whole room dedicated to wine. There are plenty of Gold Coast homes with top-of-the-range wine cellars on the market but these are our pick of the bunch. The pro-vino homes will be sure to leave you asking, ‘who’s ready for a drink?’ MORE NEWS: Coast’s hottest homes of 2019 MORE NEWS: Is this the Coast’s wackiest house? A luxury house like this isn’t complete without a wine cellar. It’s a glamorous wine room.If you’re looking for a spot to stock your best varietals then you can’t go past this Sorrento stunner. The ultra-contemporary house has a sleek kitchen with a butler’s pantry and bespoke fitted wine cellar. The modern wine room features LED strip lighting and a glass front so you can show off your favourite drops. The six-bedroom waterfront house is on the market with a $3.88 million price tag through Genc & Co’s Maria Genc and Jason Weddell. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago We saved the best for last with this castle-like mansion. It’s one indulgent basement cellar.Wine connoisseurs will feel right at home at this Sovereign Islands mansion, which has a decadent wine room that is sure to age well. The cellar features a tasting table, wet bar, bespoke joinery, herringbone marble flooring, bespoke cedar panelling and a Moooi chandelier.The opulent room is in the basement alongside a steam room and gym. The castle-like home is on the market through Amir Prestige Property Agents’ Amir Mian and Ivy Wu with an $8.5 million price guide. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow do celebrities organise their pantry? 01:15 It may have an unassuming facade, but the wine room in this house screams ‘party time’. This is one fully-stocked cellar and bar!You’ll be raising your glass to this Willow Vale home, which has a climate-controlled wine cellar and feature bar. Just off the main open-plan living zone and kitchen, the funky room is almost a replica of an inner city, trendy laneway bar. The owners have it fully stocked with ample vino, spirits and liquor, which the lucky new owners will be cheering to if they happen to leave it all behind. The four-bedroom property is on the market through Alex Adler and Troy Madden of Adler Realty. 3-5 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islandslast_img read more

See More

Full House

first_imgSomething that is very rare these days happened last Friday night at Batesville High School.  The Bulldogs were playing Franklin County.  By the time the varsity game began, almost all of the seats were filled with fans.Part of this could be attributed to the fact that Batesville was playing a nearby conference school.  The other reasons included the first graders from BPS who entertained at halftime and the introduction of Garrett’s Gang before the varsity game.  Normally both teams line up for the anthem near their benches, but this time Franklin County lined up with the Bulldogs.  This was done so that both teams could cheer for the Special Persons Group who participated in a basketball camp.   This camp was run by the Batesville coaching staff and the basketball players.As each person was introduced they ran through a tunnel made by the BHS players.  Coach Garrett said on radio after the game that he wished everyone could have seen the smiles on those participating.  We couldn’t see all the smiles, but we could see the excitement and hear the roar of the crowd as they were honored.  It was a good feeling.last_img read more

See More

Carver concentrating on results

first_img The Magpies go into Sunday’s clash with Tottenham at St James’ Park on the back of five successive Barclays Premier League defeats and in danger of slipping from the relative comfort of mid-table to the fringes of the scrap for top-flight survival. In the circumstances, Carver needs points to ease the mounting pressure as Spurs and then Swansea head for Tyneside, and he does not care how they come. Newcastle head coach John Carver is looking for results rather than performances as he attempts to halt the club’s alarming slide. He said: “They are two home games that are massive for us. There’s no doubt about it – we are looking for results by hook or by crook. “If I cast my mind back to Arsenal, we performed quite well without winning. Now it is all about winning, not about how we perform. It’s about the results. “It is encouraging that we have four at home and two away, but we have to start winning now.” Newcastle have not collected a single point since they defeated Aston Villa at St James’ on February 28, and that has left them in 13th place in the table, nine points clear of the drop zone, but not yet assured of their Premier League status. Carver, if not the travelling fans who witnessed it, was pleased with his team’s response to derby defeat in Monday night’s 2-0 reverse at Liverpool, and with skipper Fabricio Coloccini back from suspension – Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cisse are both still banned – he will hope for more on Sunday. He said: “It’s a big test for everybody. We have gone through a rough patch and not won in five games. It’s down to me to get them in the right frame of mind. We can’t keep looking over our shoulders and relying on other teams. “I saw a positive reaction at Anfield and for a long time, we showed we have good players and a good team. I will be looking for the same thing in the Spurs and Swansea games.” Carver’s players may have to contend with a boycott by disgruntled fans, but more immediately, the threat of in-from Spurs striker Harry Kane. The head coach said: “He’s been outstanding. He deserved to get into the England team and it’s great to see a young English player doing so well. But we have a more reasonable back four and hopefully they can stem his flow.” Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is unsure whether a planned boycott by Newcastle fans will prove a help or hindrance to his side this weekend. A number of supporters plan to boycott the televised game in protest against owner Mike Ashley, which is likely to lead to a peculiar atmosphere in the north east. It will certainly make it an interesting test for Pochettino’s side as they look to recover from some disappointing recent results of their own. “You never know because sometimes the effect on the players and team maybe is positive,” the Spurs boss said. “Maybe sometimes the players are scared and run more than all season. “Or maybe it is a very negative atmosphere and they feel under pressure and don’t show their face. “You never know in football how it can affect all the decisions around the team. For that it is difficult to guess what will happen on Sunday.” On paper, this looks a good opportunity for Spurs to make amends for the goalless draw at Burnley and home defeat to Aston Villa. The fact Pochettino’s predecessor Tim Sherwood oversaw the latter’s victory made it all the more frustrating, yet the Spurs boss was in a surprisingly upbeat mood ahead of the trip to St James’ Park. “I think that football is football and I am a person who has spent all my life in football as player, manager and head coach,” he said. “I accept in football there are good and bad moments, but one thing important is to keep your balance and a good mood. “We always want to win and we are ambitious, but always we need to have a very good mood. ” This weekend’s match against Newcastle will also see Pochettino come up against a countryman who has made many a headline of late. Former Argentina international Jonas Gutierrez’s recovery following a battle with cancer and his return to top-flight football has inspired many. “I am very happy for him,” Pochettino said. “When he went in the game against Liverpool, he got a good ovation and it was good to see him playing football. “This is real life. Sometimes we worry about a lot of things and results, but this is real life when you have the problems that he has. ” Press Associationlast_img read more

See More

Sen. Marco Rubio says Joe Biden claims are a political hit

first_imgFlorida Senator Marco Rubio addressed the Joe Biden allegations on Tuesday telling a TMZ reporter […]last_img

See More