first_img Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production brings to the Broadway stage for the first time the tuner that originally aired as a TV special in 1957, starring Oscar winner Julie Andrews. This Cinderella features a completely re-imagined book by Douglas Carter Beane and additional Rodgers and Hammerstein songs originally composed for other musicals. The clock may not be striking midnight, but it’s time to say goodbye to those slippers and gown. The Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play its final performance on January 3, 2015. At time of closing, the musical will have played 41 preview performances and 770 regular performances since it began on January 25, 2013 at the Broadway Theatre. The production also announces that NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) will be the newest star to join the cast, starting November 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella’s wicked stepmother Madame. Leakes will succeed Sherri Shepherd, who will perform the role September 9 through November 22. Carly Rae Jepsen Joe Carroll Related Shows The cast of Cinderella currently includes Paige Faure as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Nancy Opel as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher’s mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. View All (5) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Cinderella Star Files Fran Drescher Peter Bartlett Victoria Clarklast_img read more


first_img “We are excited to be part of this project,” said Julia Gaskin, sustainable agriculture coordinator in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “There are a number of local food initiatives in northeast Georgia that have gotten the ball rolling. We hope this partnership will really help provide new opportunities for small farms and beginning farmers.” UGA Extension will provide food hub farmers with business and technical training needed to make the most of the new distribution system. The project will help small and beginning farmers meet the growing demand for local produce and access to flash-freezing equipment. The frozen food line will not only allow farmers to sell their produce year-round, but will also supply the food bank’s clients with more locally sourced vegetables. Currently, the food hub is looking for farmers from Rabun, Towns, White, Habersham, Stephens, Franklin, Banks, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, Barrow, Clarke and Oconee counties. “If they can build a year-round market by putting some of their bumper crop up to sell later, that will help with cash flow,” said John Becker, the food bank’s executive director. “This is going to allow farmers to do more with the produce or allow them to expand their farms and make a go of it.” The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s food hub, housed in its Rabun County facility, will be the first in the country to leverage a regional food bank’s supply chain to help farmers aggregate and preserve their produce. In partnership with University of Georgia Extension, the organizations will join forces to increase access to local food and local jobs. A growing number of small-scale growers find they have too much produce for a farmers market or a community-supported agriculture system but not enough to meet the needs of restaurants, schools or grocery stores. The food hub will pull these small- and medium-size farms together, so they can pool their products to fill large orders. “Having access to more fresh vegetables helps on the supply side,” Becker said. “Helping local farmers expand their markets, and maybe their farms, will help create jobs. If someone has a better job, they may not need to utilize the food bank or food pantry system. So it will help on the supply side, but it will also help on the demand side.” If the partnership between the food bank and UGA is successful, the Food Hub of Northeast Georgia could become a national model for food hubs. Currently, several models — from for-profit aggregator companies to farmer cooperatives — are being tested across the country. UGA Sustainable Agriculture’s collaboration with the food bank is one part of a larger outreach program for beginning and small farmers and ranchers. For more information, visit www.SustainAgGA.org. The food bank, which collects and distributes food over a 14-county area in northeast Georgia, will use a network of trucks, truck drivers and warehouses to support the regional food hub. The training program and logistics services will be available to farmers this growing season. The flash-freezing system should be available in late fall. Together with farm business training programs offered through UGA Extension, the food hub project and the frozen food equipment will allow farmers to expand their operations — making family farms economically profitable. Gaskin has been working with Becker to get the food hub project off the ground for the past three years. The food bank has hired a food hub manager, T.J. Smith, to manage the project in Rabun County, and the partnership is now recruiting farmers. UGA Extension has hired a new agricultural and natural resources Extension agent, Amber Arrington, to help provide support to the food hub project. While UGA Extension has agents in most of Georgia’s 159 counties, Rabun County has not had a full-time agent for several years, Gaskin said. Founded in 1992, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia distributed nearly 10.3 million pounds of food (or the equivalent of 8.3 million meals) through 215 partner agencies in 2012. For more information, visit www.foodbanknega.org.last_img read more


first_img Philadelphia’s star guard Ben Simmons matched his career high with 34 points and added 12 rebounds and 12 assists in a triple-double that propelled the 76ers to a 117-111 victory over the Nets in Brooklyn. Simmons, named during the game as the NBA’s Eastern Conference player of the week, did it all in a dominant performance for a 76ers team trying to keep their playoff push on track despite the absence of injured big man Joel Embiid. The Aussie star connected on 12 of 14 from the field in his fifth straight game with 20 or more points, achieving his fourth triple-double – posting double figures in three key statistical categories – of the season. For good measure, he added five steals and two blocked shots. “Ben was ridiculously dominant tonight,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “He was just multi-skilled, used all over the place in multiple positions, ball-handler, screen setter, post target. He was incredible.” Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points for the Nets, who led by 10 in the third quarter but dropped their fourth straight. Boston’s Kemba Walker takes the ball down court in the Celtics’ 139-107 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. 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Houston’s Russell Westbrook notched another iconic triple-double moment, but his 32-point, 11-rebound, 12-assist performance for the Rockets wasn’t enough in a 112-107 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. “Listen, it was just a good, old-fashioned butt-whipping, that’s all,” said James, who scored 15 points and handed out 18 assists for the Lakers – who had won 10 of their last 11. “They beat us in all facets of the game,” added James, who said 15 Lakers turnovers leading to 28 Celtics points and Boston’s 48-36 rebounding advantage were too much to overcome. The Celtics spoiled the return from injury of Anthony Davis, who missed five games with a bruised backside suffered during an in-game fall. For Walker, it was a first career win against James. He’d gone 0-28 in prior games against James-led teams. – Simmons fuels 76ers – Loading… center_img Philadelphia, holding down sixth place in the Eastern Conference, notched their fourth straight win. Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee improved their league-leading record to 39-6 with a 111-98 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo posted a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists as the Bucks notched a seventh straight win. The Bucks were slowed by 23 turnovers – 15 in the first half – but held on to beat the Bulls for a 10th straight time. Khris Middleton added 24 points for the Bucks, who were headed Monday night to Paris where they take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday in the first NBA regular-season game in the French capital. “Obviously, a game like this is kind of a tricky game,” Antetokounmpo said, adding that preparations for the trip to France were a bit distracting. “I think we did a better job coming out in the second half, playing with some energy, being more aggressive and being more sharp.” The Miami Heat needed overtime to stay in second place in the East, rallying from an eight-point fourth-quarter deficit to triumph 118-113. Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons (R) and teammate Al Horford celebrate late in the 76ers’ 117-111 NBA victory over the Brooklyn Nets The Boston Celtics handed LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, routing the Western Conference leaders 107-139. Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, and Kemba Walker returned from injury to add 20 for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game skid with the upset triumph. Los Angeles star LeBron James reacts during the Lakers’ blowout NBA loss to the Boston Celtics Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 18 points and pull down 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who had lost six of their past eight games. Read Also: 2021 Afrobasket: D’Tigers to start qualification race in November Westbrook played his first 11 seasons for Oklahoma City, and they were the only team he hadn’t recorded a triple-double against. He joined James as the only players in NBA history to notch a triple-double against every team in the league. But the Thunder, aided by 28 points from Chris Paul and 25 from Danilo Gallinari, erased a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to grab the win. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


first_img Published on November 2, 2018 at 8:46 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Comments With just over a minute left in the game, Herkimer senior quarterback James Aiello took the snap with his team down 20-12 against Onondaga. He rolled out of the pocket to his left and saw junior Tyler Steele had a step on his defender, junior Zachary Delaney, heading towards the sideline.Aiello let the ball fly, but as Steele slowed down nearing the sideline, Delaney caught up with the receiver and jumped with both arms outstretched for the pass, which was thrown a tad bit too short.“I knew it was right there,” Delaney said. “I knew we had it in our hands.”Delaney’s second interception of the night sealed Onondaga’s second sectional championship in three years and their eighth all time. The Tigers sealed the win, 20-12, with a trio of kneel-downs following the interception, and the celebration commenced.“I’m pretty much speechless; I’m blown away by this win,” Delaney said. “So excited to keep playing with the boys.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textForcing timely turnovers was the theme of the game for Onondaga, and it started in the second quarter.After Herkimer’s MVP of the night, Wyatt Renshaw, ran in a three-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put Herkimer up 6-0 following a missed two-point conversion, Onondaga took the lead just three drives later largely due to an interception by senior Wes Corr. He brought the pick back to the Herkimer four-yard line, and it took senior Jason Holbrook just two plays to pound in a four-yard touchdown run.Delaney, who also plays at the quarterback position, ran in the two-point conversion to give Onondaga the 8-6 lead.On the very next drive, Delaney secured his first interception of the game and ran it back to the Herkimer 28-yard line. This time, Onondaga could not take advantage, and the score remained 8-6 heading into halftime.On the other side of the break, it took nearly the entire third quarter for another score. Starting at their own 43-yard line, Onondaga strung together a drive all the way down the field featuring two big plays from Delaney and Holbrook.The first, a 24-yard pass to Corr from Delaney, and immediately following that, Holbrook ran for a 21-yard gain to bring the Tigers deep into Herkimer territory. Three plays later, Delaney completed the drive with a three-yard touchdown run, but a failed two-point conversion meant Onondaga held just a one-possession, 14-6 lead.With less than five minutes to play, Herkimer had the ball with a chance to draw even. But Aiello, looking for a slant route across the middle, floated the pass short of its intended target, and Holbrook was in perfect position for the interception.“As soon as I saw that ball go up, I knew I was going to get that,” he said. “I caught it, looked at both sides, found where my hole was and immediately went where I thought I could go.”That hole led him towards the sideline, short of the end zone, but nearing the pylon, Holbrook made a decisive cut back to the middle and past a defender for the insurance marker.“I knew I had to get into the end zone, or we might not have a chance to push it in,” he said. “I knew that I could make it in, so I decided to keep going and blasted through.”Herkimer responded with a 60-plus-yard touchdown pass from Aiello to Renshaw on the ensuing drive, but again, the Magicians missed the two-point conversion. Herkimer’s final chance to force overtime was squashed by Delaney’s second interception. And Onondaga held on.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more