Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I am matching, Bloooburg $1000,000.00 Call all the networkks and I will have aPress conferance whem OUR great President wants. Fly me on one of you jets to Florida or a swing state.. Michael Tucker. tucker6453@gmail. 479-650-6453… Arkansas.. Image by the Republican National Convention.ERIE — With Election Day drawing closer, Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, will be on the stump in Erie today.He will hold a Make America Great Again campaign rally at 6 p.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m.Image by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.To attend, people must register for free tickets. No more than two tickets will be issued per mobile number and registration must be confirmed. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.President Trump has held two rallies in Erie, one in 2016 and one Oct. 10, 2018, which was covered in person by WNY News Now.
Star Files Ever enigmatic Pulitzer Prize finalist Eno’s new play is described as follows: “Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, ‘Can things really change?’ People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn’t been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop.” Eno is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Helen Merrill Playwriting Fellow, and a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. His play The Flu Season premiered at The Gate Theatre in London and then opened in New York where it won the Oppenheimer Award for best debut by an American playwright. His play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. His other works include Title and Deed, Gnit, Oh, The Humanity and other good intentions, Tragedy: a tragedy and an upcoming Broadway production of his new play The Realistic Joneses starring Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts. It’s time to put on your thinking caps. Tickets are now available for the world premiere of Will Eno’s new off-Broadway play The Open House at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Oliver Butler, the show will run from February 11 through March 23, with opening night set for March 3 at The Romulus Linney Courtyard. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 Related Shows Casting and the remainder of the creative team for The Open House have yet to be announced. The Open House Tracy Letts
Set against the bonds of baseball and moving between 1968 and 1992, Honor Bound tells the story of an ambitious young reporter who tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor. Related Shows Laciuera is joined in the cast by Ross DeGraw, Christine Marie Heath, Justin R.G. Holcomb and Nicole M. Carroll. Honor Bound View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 19, 2014 The New York premiere of Albert J. Repicci’s drama Honor Bound celebrates its official opening night on May 14 at St. Luke’s Theatre. The play stars Boardwalk Empire’s Anthony Laciuera and is directed by Josh Iacovelli.
Additional creative team members and casting will be announced at a later date. The Broadway show will not be cast by reality television as previously rumored, however replacement and tour cast members may be chosen this way. The show will appear at a Nederlander theater to be announced, after playing a world premiere engagement in Chicago next summer. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017 On Your Feet! Love to hear percussion? Well, you’re in luck! The long-awaited Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! will conga its way to the Great White Way in the fall of 2015. The tuner, which will feature well-known songs by the Grammy winner and her husband Emilio Estefan as well as new music penned by the pair, is inspired by their life story and musical legacy. Tony winner Jerry Mitchell will direct the production, which will feature a book by Alexander Dinelaris and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. View Comments Related Shows Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan were both born in Cuba and together became musical hitmakers in Spanish and English, winning Grammy Awards and fans across the world with hits like “The Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Words Get in the Way,” “1, 2, 3″ and the Oscar-nominated “Music Of My Heart.” They’ve also helped shape the careers of other artists including Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
Between long-runners Phantom and Les Miz, the return of Saigon and Cats, and now this news, it’s Back to the Future for the West End. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is coming back to London for a limited engagement. The production, which is based on the current U.K. touring version directed by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright, will star Marti Pellow as Che and Madalena Alberto in the title role. The show will play 55 West End performances at the refurbished Dominion Theatre from September 16, with opening night set for September 22. Evita charts the rise and fall of Eva Peron, the one-time charismatic and glamorous young First Lady of Argentina, and includes songs such as “Buenos Aires,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.” The musical opened on Broadway in 1979 with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin in the roles of Eva and Che. A 1996 film adaptation starred Madonna and Antonio Banderas as the lead characters. The musical was revived on Broadway in 2012, starring Elena Roger and Ricky Martin. Pellow is the lead singer of popular U.K.band Wet Wet Wet. His theater credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago and Blood Brothers. Alberto’s credits include the role of Piaf at the Curve Theatre and Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. View Comments
View Comments Bright Star Bright Star, the musical collaboration of Emmy and Grammy winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement in Washington, D.C. later this year. Walter Bobbie directs the production, which previously lit up San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 2014. The show is expected to head to Broadway in spring 2016.D.C. performances will run from December 2 through January 10, 2016 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre, with a cast to be announced shortly. No word yet on dates or theater for the subsequent Great White Way engagement.The musical, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.The Old Globe production starred Carmen Cusack as Alice and A.J. Shively as Billy, along with Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour, Wayne Duvall, Hannah Elless, Jeff Hiller, Kate Loprest, Wayne Alan Wilcox and Libby Winters. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016
Next stop the Great White Way? Broadway alums Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway, Kevin Cahoon, PJ Benjamin and more have been tapped for the world premiere of Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical in Texas. Directed by Gary Griffin, the previously reported new musical comedy lovingly (and loosely) inspired by the classic TV series will feature a book by Robert Horn and score by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. The tuner will play a limited engagement September 2 through October 11 at Dallas Theater Center.Joining Guarini (Wicked), Hemingway (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Cahoon (The Wedding Singer) and P.J. Benjamin (Wicked) in the cast will be Ken Clark, Ryah Nixon, Rob Morrison, Mackenzie Bell, John Campione, Travis Coombs, Leslie Flesner, Julie Johnson, Kate McMillan, Harris Milgrim and Adam Perry.Set in present day Kornfield Kounty, Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical introduces a new generation of characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl, who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city of…Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire!The production will feature choreography by Denis Jones, sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting by Philip Rosenberg, sound by John Shivers and musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Stephen Oremus. View Comments
View Comments Archie and the Riverdale gang are heading to Broadway! Writer and director Adam McKay will adapt the popular comic book series into a musical. The comedy video site Funny Or Die has teamed up with Archie Comics as a presenting partner. No word yet on casting or dates for a bow on the Great White Way.McKay has directed the Anchorman series, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, all of which he also co-wrote with Will Ferrell. He also directed Ferrell in the Tony-nommed You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.“Archie represents a bygone era of America,” McKay said in a statement. “And like all bygone eras, there are elements we miss and elements that should be bygone. This will be a musical that deals with both those realities in a bright, colorful and slightly demented way.” Archie, created by the late artist Bob Montana and writer Vic Bloom, follows a group of teenagers, including the titular redhead, the obsessive Betty Cooper, the absurdly wealthy Veronica Lodge and best friend Jughead Jones. The first issue was published in 1942.This would not be the first musical inspired by a comic: previous shows include Li’l Abner, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Addams Family. This also wouldn’t be the first musical inspired by a redhead comic strip icon.
Another concern is the rise in forest fires. In March and April alone, Georgia had more than 3,700 forest fires, burning more than 26,000 acres. In the same months last year, Georgia had 1,300 fires, burning 6,000 acres. “Usually by late April, when things green up, we are out of danger,” said Fred Allen, director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. “That hasn’t happened lately.” One of the big problems facing Georgia’s forests is the lack of prescribed burning. “That releases the fuel buildup,” Allen said. “Not doing it just adds fuel to the fire.” Incidentally, the worst forest fire in Georgia history was in the Okefenokee Swamp during the drought of 1954. May, June and July predictions show a 38 percent chance south Georgia will be wetter than normal, a 33 percent chance it will be normal and a 28 percent chance it will be drier than normal. The soil is losing moisture at one-fifth to one-quarter inch per day through evaporation and transpiration from plants. Georgia temperatures have mostly held to the 70s and low 80s with calm winds. When temperatures move into the 90s, the evapotranspiration rate increases to about one-third inch per day, adding to the need for more rain. It’s dry. Very dry. Georgia’s state climatologist David Stooksbury said May 4 that conditions are much worse than this time last year.”Last year we were coming off an El Nino winter. We were actually very wet for the planting season,” said Stooksbury, a professor of engineering in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”This year,” he said, “we didn’t get the winter rains we needed to replenish the soilmoisture. So we are in the major planting season with below-average soil moisture.”In 1998, the Palmer Drought Severity Index showed excessive soil moisture during springplanting. This year the PDSI shows the southern third and northeast corner of the state insevere drought. The rest of the state is in moderate drought, except the northwest corner,which is in an early drought stage.For many Georgia farmers, who have faced several years of bad weather, this could be themake-it-or-break-it year.Droughts Take Time Forest Fire Danger Greater Stooksbury said we are entering a La Nina summer, which usually brings more tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The rain from a tropical storm could help break the drought. “In some areas, we need 11 inches of rainfall to get back to normal,” he said. “Cooler temperatures and low winds have helped by keeping down the evapotranspiration rate.” “Drought isn’t a situation you can see like a hurricane or a thunderstorm,” Stooksbury said. “It develops over time. And it takes time to come out of it.” Droughts aren’t strangers in Georgia. “We suffered through major droughts in 1998, ’86 and ’54,” he said. “Drought is a normal part of our climate. But it’s something we have to plan for.” Over the past nine months, Georgia has faced rainfall deficits of 5 to 15 inches, Stooksbury said. “In the critical three-month recharge period this winter,” he said, “rainfall levels were 5 to 8 inches below normal.” Putting the drought into historical perspective, Stooksbury said that in 98 out of 100 years, the October-through-March precipitation in west-central Georgia could be expected to be greater than it has been this year. In 95 of 100 years, it could be expected to be greater in southwest and south-central Georgia than this year’s totals.Much Rainfall Needed “May will be our critical month,” Stooksbury said. “We aren’t in a disaster situation yet. If we get rain in May we can make a crop.” Needs Greatest in South Napoleon Caldwell, a Water Resources Management unit spokesman for the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, says water supply hasn’t become a critical issue yet. “A dry year equals more irrigation and water use,” Caldwell said. “Our aquifers didn’t get recharged over the winter, so the ground water can affect surface water flows.” The greatest anticipated effect will be in the Flint River basin, where most of the state’s irrigated farmland lies. Major metropolitan areas depend on surface waters from reservoirs for their water and aren’t facing shortages. “The reservoirs are fairly high,” he said. “We expect some problems later in the summer, but not as severe as the problems in south Georgia.” Caldwell said the most prevalent problems in metro areas isn’t the supply but the infrastructure that delivers the water. “When daylight savings time begins, more people begin gardening and outdoor watering,” he said. “That causes water pressure to dip to unacceptable levels.”
With an average annual harvest worth $65 million, Georgia pecan growers are always looking for ways to improve their tasty crop.They can find them at the annual Georgia Pecan Growers Fall Field Day Sept. 14 in Byron, Ga. Among other useful information, the field day will provide updates on University of Georgia and U.S. Department of Agriculture research.The program features a tour of the Southeastern Fruit and Nut Research Lab. Other sessions include demonstrations on pecan diseases, limb pruning, zinc and nitrogen nutrition, canopy management strategies and pecan pests.It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end with a 12:30 p.m. sponsored lunch. For more information, call Tom Crocker at (912) 386-3410. Or e-mail him at email@example.com. Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS