first_imgToday, the Baltimore-based funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong hits The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their performance at Peach comes ahead of a busy weekend for the group, with the band making their way to Colorado for a sold-out show with Twiddle at the Boulder Theatre tomorrow, on Saturday night. However, that’s not all the group has in store for the weekend, as Pigeons just announced that they’ll be giving Colorado some extra love with the announcement of a surprise show on Sunday night. Dubbed “An Intimate Evening With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong,” the group will hit the intimate Globe Hall in Denver for two funk-fueled sets to finish off their weekend with a bang. Doors are 8 pm, and this show is set up to be a sell-out so snag your tickets here before they’re gone![Photo: Daniel Ojeda]last_img read more


first_img It’s kind of a non-musical Mamma Mia!, in a way, isn’t it? [Laughs.] Hah, yes, and that was also written and directed by women. There’s certainly something about seeing a show built around women by women, which really is a rarity. Tamzin Outhwaite, your third cast member, hasn’t played Mary. Do you think she feels left out? [Laughs.] I’m not sure how much Sondheim she’s done, so perhaps we should give her a push! But what’s great about the three of us in this play is that having experienced quite a bit of life, Jenna, Tamzin, and I feel as if we can get that much more out of the material—at least we hope we can. Tell me about going from Merrily We Roll Along, about a three-way friendship, to another piece about a three-way friendship. It’s fascinating, isn’t it? There were moments where we did actually break into song, especially because Jenna has of course also played Mary [in Merrily] herself. When I played Mary [in 2000], I was so young and I’m not sure the material resonated for me the way it does now; it’s wonderful having three women in their forties getting to tell this kind of story. It feels as if we are going on a complete journey every night. Why was that? Because if singing was really my thing, I might have lost my nerve, especially since when I did Merrily, the fact that I was doing a musical felt like a one-off. But I quickly decided to approach [Fanny Brice] so that it was about playing the part and it ended up being one of the great jobs I’ve done, partly because I couldn’t imagine having ever gotten to that point! The characters are an interesting mix: sporty lesbian Di, free-spirited Rose, and reined-in Viv. How does their dynamic feel to you? I think Amelia [Bullmore, playwright] has captured something brilliantly in this play, which is that the characters may not seem that well-suited to one another, but there’s something about the three of them as young human beings that needs one another and Rose [Russell’s character] is actually the one that brings them together so it all starts to work. View Comments Samantha Spiro has two Olivier Awards to her name, first for playing Mary in the Michael Grandage-directed Donmar production of Merrily We Roll Along and then for her irrepressible Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! in 2009 at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park. But the gifted actress is no stranger to non-musicals as can be seen from her sterling work at the Vaudeville Theatre in Amelia Bullmore’s Di and Viv and Rose, playing the starchy English careerist, Viv, who forges a new and happier life for herself in New York. The delightful Spiro took time one recent afternoon to reflect on her own career, which on this occasion includes co-starring with another onetime Mary from Merrily, Jenna Russell.center_img You’ve played two roles associated with Barbra Streisand—Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at Chichester, and of course, Dolly Levi. Both of those situations completely bowled me over at the thought of doing them! I was absolutely scared shitless about doing Funny Girl: it felt such a humongous arc at times, and I had just given birth to my second child and hadn’t done a musical for years so to take on such an iconic role, I was scared but then thought I had absolutely nothing to lose. Is there any more Sondheim in your future? I certainly hope so! I remember when he arrived at rehearsals for Merrily and walked into the room and then said, “God has arrived,” and of course it felt as if God really had arrived; meeting him was overwhelming. I suppose Mrs. Lovett has got to be fairly high up my list, though it can’t be for quite a few years now after that brilliant production with Imelda [Staunton]. But one lives in hope! And Dolly? Oh, that was just an absolute joy, though in a way I was ridiculously young to be playing it. But the thing about Dolly is that she’s someone you can carry on playing through life as we know from the wonderful Carol Channing, who is probably still playing Dolly somewhere right now [laughs]. There are times, though, when you think the friendship is on the verge of breaking down. Yes, and the thing about playing someone like Viv, as I am, is that she’s not incredibly tactile or generous. She listens to people but she isn’t always very positive about them. Her work is probably the most important thing to her and it’s not until the end, and once she experiences loss, that she realizes friendship is something she cannot afford to lose. Of the three characters, do you see yourself as most naturally a Viv? Anna [Mackmin, director] very much wanted me to play Viv. I read it and thought they had mentioned the wrong character. I felt maybe I was more naturally a Rose but the thing about Viv is that there’s this incredible payoff in the second half that brings with it an energy and freedom. So the more I spoke to Anna, the more I felt this would be a great challenge.last_img read more


first_imgSelling agent Ivo Kornel of Belle Property — New Farm said the home sold to a prominent name in the construction industry for $4.05 million. Mr Kornel said the buyer had been looking for something in Teneriffe for a year and a half, but could not find anything suitable until now.He said he planned to renovate the property and build his “dream house” for his family. This house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, was on the market for the first time in 53 years.The property on Teneriffe Hill had been in the same family for more than half a century. RELATED: New high for Brisbane house price This house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, has sold for the first time in 53 years.ONE of Teneriffe’s most historic homes has sold for the first time in 53 years for more than $4 million in cash, in another sign Brisbane’s prestige property market is on fire.But the new owner is going to need to fork out even more money to restore the grand house to its former glory. The kitchen in the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.Teneriffe is Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, with a median house price of $1.67 million according to the latest Corelogic data. One of the five bedrooms in the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.He said she had hosted an annual Christmas party for the Teneriffe Hill residents — a tradition that the new owner planned to continue in the future.“This is one of the great homes — and positions — of Brisbane,” he said.“It’s elevated, up on Teneriffe Hill, river views, northeast aspect, it has the only drive through driveway in all of Teneriffe/New Farm. “To get all of those things on over 1000 sqm is as rare as hens’ teeth.” MORE: Model, rapper return to Brisbanecenter_img Inside the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe house has five bedrooms and two bathrooms and sits on a huge 1065 sqm of prime real estate.Mr Kornel said the home’s previous owner, who was in her 70s, had raised her family there but it had become too big for her alone. Inside the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe. Mr Kornel said the circa 1908 home attracted 25 groups at its first open inspection, with a mix of families and young couples who were planning to have a family.Local developer Frank Licastro and his public relations executive fiancee, Kaitie Mulherin, were among the prospective buyers looking at the home.“You also have those buyers, who are caretakers you could say, who would buy something like that to say they once owned it and be part of the history of the house,” he said. A view of the side of the house at 40 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe.last_img read more


first_img“This is who he is,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who will have some say in the makeup of the National League All-Star roster as the NL manager this year. “Obviously you don’t know how every game is going to play out. But I think the runway that he’s getting, executing pitches and trying to dissect hitters – this is who he is.“The way he’s going to go out there and compete every time he gets the baseball – that’s who he is. But the results are also following. He’s throwing the heck out of it.”But Stripling the pitcher hasn’t earned the approval of Stripling the voter.“I opened it up and saw my name on it. That’s pretty neat,” Stripling said of the players’ All-Star ballots, which were distributed Friday. “I didn’t vote for myself, though.”Now 6-1 with a 1.76 ERA for the season with wins in six consecutive starts, Stripling has started to entertain thoughts of an All-Star selection.“A little bit because you see it and get asked about it,” he said. “I don’t know. If you think about Alex Wood’s year last year, he was like 11-1 with a 1.00-something at the All-Star break and was the last guy in (as an injury replacement).“I’m just trying to go out there every five days and do my thing and not worry about that. Certainly, you never know if you’ll have another chance. … so I want to go out there and do my best to get there because it would be pretty cool.”Related Articles Stripling took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning Friday night in his latest sterling effort and the Dodgers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“Man, he needs to be there,” said Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, another deserving All-Star candidate who hit his 11th home run Friday. “He’s been fun to watch.”A life preserver is always a welcome sight when you’re treading water.Since joining the Dodgers’ rotation out of necessity in early May, Stripling has made eight starts without allowing more than two runs in any of them. Friday’s two came on a bad slider to Pablo Sandoval in the seventh inning. Sandoval re-directed it into the Dodgers’ bullpen for a two-run home run and the only blemish on the Dodgers’ pitching ledger Friday.Over those eight starts, Stripling has a 1.53 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP, 59 strikeouts and four walks in 47 innings – an All-Star-worthy resume, to be sure. During the past 16 games as the starting rotation crumbled around him, Stripling has been the only Dodgers starter to complete six innings or more in a game. And he has done it in three of his four starts during this stretch. The Dodgers backed him Friday night in typical fashion – with home runs. Kike’ Hernandez (first inning) and Kemp (fourth) put the Dodgers out front with solo shots. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense They were the Dodgers’ MLB-leading 31st and 32nd home runs in June. Since bottoming out 10 games under .500 on May 16, the Dodgers have won the longball war by a long shot. They have outhomered their opponents 49-20 while winning 20 of their last 26 games.But Friday’s deciding run came with a helping hand from the Giants.Giants outfielder Austin Jackson ran Yasmani Grandal’s towering drive down near the wall in center field only to let it clang off his glove for a three-base error. Yasiel Puig followed with a drive Jackson had no chance of catching. He ran it down at the wall for an RBI double and a 3-0 Dodgers lead.Sandoval’s seventh-inning homer made it a one-run game and ended Stripling’s night. Josh Fields followed and retired all four batters he faced. Scott Alexander got his and Kenley Jansen retired the side in order in the ninth, converting his 14th consecutive save opportunity and closing out the Dodgers’ 10th win in their past 12 games. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day PreviousLOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a save and a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants with fans at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, right, hits a solo home run as San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, left, and catcher Nick Hundley, second from left, watch along with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, left, drops his bat after hitting a solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, front, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, left, gets a hug from Matt Kemp after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo homerun with Matt Kemp #27 to take a 1-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants pitches to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches from the bench during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp hits a solo home run during the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp watches the flight of his solo home run during the fourth inning of Friday’s game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Derek Holland, left, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs the bases after his solo homerun, to take a 2-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo homerun with Max Muncy #13 to take a 2-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his solo homerun in the dugout, to take a 2-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants, during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik makes the catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Alen Hanson #19 of the San Francisco Giants reacts as he strikes out looking to end the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, gestures after hitting an RBI double, next to San Francisco Giants first baseman Pablo Sandoval during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into third after an error by Austin Jackson #16 of the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Austin Jackson #16 of the San Francisco Giants collides with the centerfield wall after dropping a ball hit by Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his run with Ross Stripling #68, from a Yasiel Puig #66 double, to take a 3-0 lead over the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants reacts to his two run homerun to trail 2-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp watches a two-run home run by San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval go out during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after giving up a two run homerun to Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts with Yasmani Grandal #9 after giving up a two run homerun to Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants, to hang on to a 3-2 lead, during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval, right, gestures as he scores on his two-run home run, next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates a two run homerun of Pablo Sandoval #48 to trail 2-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his foul in front of Nick Hundley #5 of the San Francisco Giants and home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants falls as he makes a catch for an out of Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches a save for a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen and Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a save and a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants with fans at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 33LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 15: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Dodger Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Ross Stripling has advised betting against it when asked if he might finish the season with a lower ERA than Max Scherzer.He has laughed off suggestions that he should start making plans to travel to Washington for the All-Star Game next month.And, he has offered that he might be the logical choice to move back to the bullpen on that far-off, mythical day when all of the Dodgers’ starting pitchers are once again healthy.Those might be the only mistakes Stripling has made in the past six weeks.last_img read more