Watch the Broadway Community Perform for Orlando

first_img View Comments Broadway’s brightest perform for Orlando on ‘Maya & Marty’ Spectacular things happen when humans come together to spread “love, sweet love,” and the Broadway community is living proof. Following the Orlando tragedy, the Great White Way’s brightest assembled to create a powerful benefit single, “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” Broadway faves like Waitress’ Jessie Mueller, Shuffle Along’s Billy Porter and many more recently took the stage on NBC’s Maya & Marty. The world seems to be answering back with a resounding “Yes”; the single has peaked at number one on the iTunes Top Songs chart. Snag your copy of the single here, and watch the performance below!last_img read more

On Your Feet!’s Ektor Rivera Talks Dropping the ‘H’ & More

first_imgEktor Rivera photographed in the PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) On Your Feet! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017center_img Age: “In Act I, I’m 21; in Act II, I’m 38.”Hometown: Bayamón, Puerto RicoCurrent Role: Grammy-winning music producer Emilio Estefan in the effervescent bio-musical On Your Feet!.Stage & Screen Cred: Rivera makes his Broadway debut in On Your Feet!. A musical theater star in Puerto Rico, Rivera’s credits include Rent, Hairspray, Godspell, Piaf, High School Musical, The Outsiders and The Mousetrap. Stateside, he has appeared in Broadway and Beyond and Q’Viva! The Chosen, in which he was cast from the reality television show of the same name, produced by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller. Rivera’s film and additional TV credits include Incógnita and Nene Lindo. He is also a visual artist. Related Showslast_img read more

Tix Now On Sale for Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes

first_img View Comments The Rockettes in ‘The Radio City Christmas Spectacular’ Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes It’s not even Labor Day weekend so you know what that means…time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of year!?! Tickets are now available to see the 89th annual Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes.The radiant Radio City Music Hall will be decked out for the season and the Rockettes shine like never before in a breathtaking new finale that transforms the theater into a glistening winter wonderland. The Rockettes modern SNOW choreography combined with crystalline costumes is inspired by the snowflakes swirling over the audience, in a whirling dance of their own. Share in the joy of this one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends, and loved ones. Every moment is magic!Performances will run from November 2 through January 2, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for November 15.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020last_img read more

#Ham4Bingo! Play Hamilton’s America Bingo When the Documentary Airs

first_imgPhoto: Bruce Glikas, Emilio Madrid-Kuser, Getty Images, Joan Marcus & Anthony Mendoza View Comments The documentary we’ve all been waiting for is finally airing this week! Hamilton’s America will take fans into the room(s) where the making of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary hit Hamilton happened. The documentary is set to air on PBS on October 21 at 9:00PM (you can also stream it here), which means those Friday night plans are already set.’s got the perfect addition to your viewing party: Hamilton’s America Bingo! Follow our Ten Bingo Commandments for maximum game-time enjoyment!Number One: The challenge: Demand satisfaction. Popcorn popped, onesie on, then no need for further action.Number Two: Grab some friends to play with, they’re your seconds. Make sure everyone’s got a board (and some refreshments)!Number Three: Have your seconds all meet face to face. Negotiate a time and suggest your place.Number Four: Print out the cards and have some coins on hand. Five spaces in a row is where they’ve gotta land!Number Five: Meet before the sun is in the sky. The doc airs at 9:00PM sharp, that’s why.Number Six: Take note with your next of kin: spying the exact picture on the board is not the only way to win.Number Seven: Instead, pay close attention to the copy. Those of age can even play a drinking game—don’t get sloppy!Number Eight: Use #Ham4Bingo to let your friends know the game is great!Number Nine: Look up at the screen, aim no higher. Summon all the snacks you require.Then count one, two, three, four, five spaces—BINGO!CLICK TO PRINT THE BINGO CARDS AND SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL FOUR!last_img read more

Coastal Cultivar Field Day

first_imgWhat can agricultural research do for you? Twenty University of Georgia scientists will be glad to show you at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Garden in Savannah May 13.The scientists are working on a special project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They’re conducting studies in horticulture, plant pathology, entomology and crop and soil sciences at the picturesque research facility.The research covers a range of ornamental, fruit and vegetable studies specific to coastal Georgia.Which hostas and hollies do best in the soils and climate here? How do exotic fruits fare? Which are the best annuals and perennials? That’s just a sampling of the questions the researchers are answering at the Bamboo Farm.The Coastal Cultivars Research Field Day will also include an Ornamental and Turf Pest Management Update. Nursery, greenhouse and landscape professionals can get three hours of pesticide certification credits through the update.The field day itself is free and open to the public. Registration for the field day and lunch at the lakeside pavilion is $10. The fee for the field day, lunch and update is $25 ($15 if you sign up by May 6).To learn more about the event or get a registration form, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens at (912) 921-5461.last_img read more

Nature Golf.

first_imgLocal legend has it that a Choctaw maiden named Cateechee warnedsettlers of an impending Cherokee invasion. The Cherokees thenchased the young woman, papoose in tow, into hiding on a ledgeunderneath a waterfall, where she later escaped.Many golfers can now find refuge from everyday hassles at thenew golf course that bears the maiden’s name.Cateechee is no ordinary golf course.The public course just outside Hartwell, Ga., is only the 14thgolf course in the world to earn the Audubon Cooperative SanctuaryProgram’s “Signature Status” stamp of environmentalapproval.”Wewant to reach people where they live, work and play,” saidRonald G. Dodson, president and chairman of the board of AudubonInternational, Audubon Society of New York State, Inc., at thededication ceremony June 28.”Some people wonder why the Audubon Society is involvedin golf,” he said, “because they see golf as a creatorof environmental problems. We created this signature program towork on making golf courses with sustainability and environmentalcompatibility. And, we don’t give it out like candy. You haveto work for it.”An existing golf course can’t be retrofitted to the profileof the Audubon Signature Program. It has to be part of the planfrom the beginning.Cateechee found a partner in planning at the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”They called us looking for a water-monitoring program,”said Bill Segars, the UGA water quality coordinator. “Inour research, we came across the Audubon Signature Program. Weliked their guidelines and decided to go with that program.”The program is designed to encourage landowners to assess anddevelop strategies for a variety of natural resources issues duringplanning and construction.It focuses on six environmental areas:* Wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement.* Water conservation.* Water quality management and monitoring.* Integrated pest management.* Energy efficiency.* Waste reduction and management.Part of the monitoring plan UGA helped develop for Cateecheewill also save the City of Hartwell big bucks.”They will be using wastewater from the city,” Segarssaid. “The city’s facilities have reached their capacity,and city officials were facing having to build a new wastewatertreatment plant or find a way to go to land application. Thisis their answer.”About 15 other Georgia golf courses use wastewater for irrigation.Once construction on an Audubon Signature course is completed,the landowner must follow a natural resource management plan.Annual reports are required, and biennial audits are conducted.If the plan is not strictly followed, the golf course risks losingits designation. Several have.Cateechee is the first golf club in Georgia to earn the designation.There are only four others in the Southeast.Dodson said the Audubon program believes golf courses are adoptingmany of these principles because they make good economic sense.”You don’t want to buy and use more products than youhave to,” he said. “Our program simply gives recognitionto those who have chosen to do it right.””Our participation in the Audubon Program is based onthe premises that our golf course is an asset to the communityand that golf courses make good wildlife sanctuaries,” saidBuck Workman, Cateechee’s superintendent. “We did as littleplanting as we could for the greens and fairways and just leftthe rest for nature to do its thing.”Segars said the university plans to take what they have learnedfrom this project and help Georgia’s golf courses become moreenvironmentally friendly.last_img read more

Workshop encore

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaA common challenge for landscape businesses is bidding on a job. Bid too low and you lose money. Bid too high and you don’t get the job. Fortunately, the University of Georgia takes the guesswork out of it.The UGA “Cost Estimating and Job Bidding Workshops for Landscape Professionals” were filled twice this year. So the university is offering them again May 10-11 in Athens, Ga.”After 26 years in the business, finally, someone made sense out of the bidding madness,” one attender said after the March workshops.UGA horticulturists Gary Wade and Elizabeth Winans and economist Cesar Escalante will provide computer software and show how to use it to estimate overhead, labor and equipment costs.The first day’s sessions will show how to use Hort Scape to figure landscape installation costs. Friday’s program will show how to use Hort Management for maintenance cost estimating.The workshop will start at 8:30 a.m. each day in Room 202 of Conner Hall on the UGA Athens campus. The program is limited to 40 people. Don’t wait to sign up.The registration fee is $100 for one workshop or $150 for both. The fee covers the cost of the software, lunch, refreshment breaks and instruction. When you sign up, you’ll get a parking pass for one or both days, driving directions and a listing of local lodging options.Register online at or by phone with a credit card at (706) 583-0347. Or download a form ( cceCostEstJobBidRegistration.pdf) and fax it to (706) 583-0348 or mail it with a check to Carla Wood, University of Georgia, 200 Hoke Smith Building, Athens, GA 30602.If you have questions, call Wood at (706) 583-0347. Or e-mail her at read more

Misguided miracles

first_imgFrom diet pills to wrinkle cream, if a product sounds too good to be true, chances are it is. Cable television and the Internet are filled with advertisements for wonder products. With gardening being a favorite outdoor activity, many of these so-called miracle products are designed with gardeners in mind. One example is foolproof pesticides that are supposed to eradicate everything from Japanese beetles to millipedes. And herbicides that will supposedly last for months and eradicate almost any weed. I recently heard a radio advertisement for a product that claims to kill Japanese beetles ‘year-round. Being a Master Gardener, trained by the University of Georgia, I didn’t believe this claim for a minute. Unfortunately, the average homeowner or novice gardener may. To avoid being burned by the latest revolutionary product, gardeners should read product labels thoroughly. And it doesn’t hurt to know a little chemistry. Become familiar with potential active ingredients such as glyphosate, bifenthrin, triclopyr, cyfluthrin, imidacloprid, trifluralin and spinosad.When using a new gardening product, ask yourself a few questions: Are there any potential hazards? Will the product harm pets, wildlife or bees? Can it be safely applied in or near vegetable gardens or near a water source? Before you purchase a product based on a flashy TV advertisement, do some personal homework. One good resource is the Web site Here consumers can find unbiased research-based recommendations.The Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site at lists the different types of pesticides and their requirements.For in-depth information on managing pests, see the UGA Pest Management Handbook online at or contact your local UGA Cooperative Extension Office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.Know the facts before getting drawn in by advertising claims that are likely too good to be true.(Charlie Christian is a Morgan County Master Gardener and an avid gardener.) By Charlie ChristianGeorgia Master Gardenerlast_img read more

Insect Scouting

first_imgGeorgia farmers and agriculture consultants hoping to refine their scouting skills are invited to this year’s Insect Scout Schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.The schools will be held in Tifton, Georgia, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Monday, June 13, and in Midville, Georgia, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center on Tuesday, June 21. The trainings in both locations will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. Program topics will cover scouting for bug and larval insect pests, identifying beneficial insects, and conducting in-field reviews. Participants will also learn about safety precautions and procedures. Crops that will be covered include cotton, peanuts and soybeans. According to Phillip Roberts, Extension cotton and soybeans entomologist on the UGA Tifton Campus, the scout schools are beneficial to new insect scouts being introduced to insect monitoring. They’re also helpful for veteran insect scouts because the sessions serve as a review. “These scout schools are very beneficial to farmers who want to learn more about insect pests and the problems they can pose to their respective crops,” said Roberts. “Not all insects are bad, and just because you see a pest doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem that warrants chemical treatments. That’s why these schools are so important – they cover a wide range of information that’s beneficial to growers’ crops.” For additional information about the programs, contact Debbie Rutland about the event in Tifton at 229-386-3424 or Peyton Sapp about the event in Midville at 706-554-2119.(Kenzie Kesselring is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

Young Scholars

first_imgThis year, 60 students from across the state and two from outside of Georgia joined the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Young Scholars research program and broke new ground in the agricultural sciences.For more than two decades, the CAES Young Scholars Program has paired the college’s researchers with high school students to foster students’ love of science and introduce them to the breadth of study that forms the foundation of agriculture, Georgia’s largest industry.During the Young Scholars Program, students are paid to work as research assistants in laboratories across the college to complete real research projects alongside faculty mentors.“Each year, we are pleased with the level of research students are able to accomplish in six weeks,” said Victoria David, director of the CAES Office of Diversity Affairs. “Many Young Scholars alumni who got their initial exposure to science in this program currently work in labs across this campus and in industry.”The students worked in some of the most advanced laboratories on UGA’s Griffin, Tifton and Athens campuses during the six-week program. They assisted in research projects led by UGA faculty and, at the end of the program, presented their findings in a research symposium. Some students may be listed as co-authors on these studies when they are published in academic journals, which is rare for students who have not completed high school.Ten graduating Young Scholars will have the opportunity to continue their research work when they enroll at CAES in fall 2019.Former Young Scholar Kristen Dunning, now a sophomore studying agricultural communications and horticulture at CAES, told this year’s Young Scholars that her time doing research at UGA helped change her college goals and refine her career plans.“This college encompasses everything I want to do and more, and my heart is truly rooted in it,” said Dunning, who wants to work with a company that makes natural beauty products after graduation. “If nothing else, I hope this year’s students walk away with knowledge about agriculture, and I hope they decide to attend the University of Georgia and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Sam Pardue, dean and director of CAES, urged the Young Scholars gathered for the program’s closing ceremony on July 12 to find career paths that spark passion in their lives.“I hope that whatever dream you have, you will strive to reach it,” Pardue told the students and their parents. “And even if you fall a little short, it is in that effort that I think you will find a great sense of accomplishment and achievement. Life is too short to do things that you are not passionate about, that you’re not enthusiastic about. And I hope this experience here has given you a glimpse of what that may be.”The precursor to the Young Scholars Program began at UGA-Griffin in 1989. The program was originally intended to provide a collegiate experience to students who were not planning to attend college. Since then, the program has expanded to include scientists at UGA-Athens and UGA-Tifton.Students selected for the program are truly ready to engage in real-world research. Because of this experience, many Young Scholars continue their research careers while studying at UGA through the college’s undergraduate research program.For more information about the program, visit or email David at The application period for next year’s program will begin this fall.This year’s Young Scholars:UGA-AthensRon Adams, Shiloh High SchoolEmma Grace Brewer, Camden County High SchoolKyle Brown, Marietta High SchoolCatrina Chamberlain, Woodland High SchoolKhyathi Chava, Eagles Landing High SchoolAynslee Conner, Morgan County High SchoolMikaela Dallas, Oconee County High SchoolDanielle Davis, Academy of Holy AngelsJoan Deitsch, homeschoolAshlyn Donaldson, Eagles Landing Christian AcademyColes Ehlers, Clarke Central High SchoolMikayla Frierson, Buford High SchoolAnia Funny, Union Grove High SchoolSteviana Griffin, Dutchtown High SchoolHenry Huang, Tift County High SchoolAbhinav Iyer, Denmark High SchoolMorgan Lee, Druid Hills High SchoolOlivia Lee, Open Bible Christian High SchoolMatthew Li, Stephenson High SchoolMarin Lonnee, Oconee County High SchoolElizabeth McDonald, Athens Christian SchoolHaley McMillan, Archer High SchoolAdonis Merritt, Newton College and Career AcademyChristian Ona, Oconee County High SchoolCollin Pannell, North Oconee High SchoolPaul Patterson, North Oconee High SchoolShaan Prasad, North Oconee High SchoolAlexis Rooks, Oconee County High SchoolCarson Smith, Eastside High SchoolJ. Mason Taylor, Northview High SchoolUGA-GriffinJada Brunson, Luella High SchoolAustin Clark, Strong Rock Christian SchoolAndrew Collins, St. George’s Episcopal SchoolSamuel Cross, St. George’s Episcopal SchoolJulianna Dalrymple, Eagles Landing High SchoolTamara English, Dutchtown High SchoolEdward Huang, Whitewater High SchoolRachel Ibbetson, Haralson County High SchoolStella Johnson, Flint River AcademyMatthew Kim, Mill Creek High SchoolToni Miller, Griffin High SchoolNyla Neal, Dutchtown High SchoolMadison Riggins, Pike County High SchoolReid Robertson, McIntosh County High SchoolParker Scott, Rock Springs Christian AcademyEmily Shi, McIntosh High SchoolMackenzie Thames, CrossPointe Christian AcademyJolie Turner, Pike County High SchoolUGA-TiftonSam Aultman, Tift County High SchoolCody Beasley, Citizens Christian AcademyAudrey Conner, Tift County High SchoolJordan Daniels, Tift County High SchoolJacob Davis, Westover Comprehensive High SchoolClifton Edwards, Pelham High SchoolAshleigh Hurst, Cairo High SchoolAbbigail Toews, Tift County High SchoolAudrey Young, Tiftarea AcademyLydia Connell, Tiftarea AcademyKirsten Flinn, Tift County High SchoolPorter Hill, Deerfield-Windsor SchoolWalt Sanders, Tift County High SchoolLuis Torres, Tift County High Schoollast_img read more