first_img Related Shows View Comments Texas native Carmen Cusack’s revisiting her southern roots in Bright Star. The seasoned theater vet makes her long-awaited Broadway debut in the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical, and she and her castmates stopped by The Tonight Show to celebrate. Take a look below of their performance of the number “Sun’s Gonna Shine.” Not to be upstaged, Martin also made an appearance and performed a number…about not wanting to make an appearance. He eventually sucked it up and chatted with Brickell and Fallon. In the interview, Martin reveals the sage advice he received from the late Mike Nichols: “Never go to the birthday party of someone who’s written a musical…because they’ll play you every song that was cut from the show.” So if you want more Bright Star head to the Cort Theatre. Or Steve Martin’s house. His birthday is August 14. Bright Starcenter_img Steve Martin Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016last_img read more

first_img“Right now, these guys show a lot of promise during the drills,” Pruitt said. “When you get to 11-on-11, there’s more things flying around, not had near the consistency that we need to have, and that will come with more playing time and more practices.”We’ve got to continue to put these guys in those situations and put them out there. That’s why they came here: For the opportunity to play. And they’ll get it.”Gooden will have a year of eligibility remaining in 2020 after transferring to Tennessee from Independence Community College in Kansas. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman started one game in 2018, his first season with the Vols, and finished the year with 33 total tackles. Gooden’s injury news comes at a time when Tennessee is already struggling with defensive line depth. Pruitt was tasked with replacing all three starters from last year’s defensive line, and Gooden, who had 7 1/2 tackles for loss last year, was a likely candidate to earn a starting spot at nose tackle this season. Related News Art Briles starts over at Texas high school, Baylor questions unanswered The Vols do have Aubrey Solomon, who transferred from Michigan, but the team is waiting for the NCAA’s decision on his request for a transfer waiver to determine whether he will be eligible immediately.So what are Tennessee’s other options? The Vols could rely on Matthew Butler, who has 17 career tackles, Savion Williams and Darel Middleton to help fill the void. Florida cornerback C.J. McWilliams out for season with torn Achilles Tennessee has lost top defensive lineman Emmit Gooden for the entire 2019 season after he tore his ACL during Tuesday’s practice, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed Wednesday. “It’s unfortunate for him and for our football team, but Emmit is a guy that’s got another year and he’ll continue to go to school and get ready to come back next spring and next fall,” Pruitt said (via The Athletic), while also explaining Gooden will wait to have surgery “sometime next week” after the swelling goes down. Former Florida corner Chris Steele allowed to play for USC this season, NCAA sayslast_img read more

first_imgFor one week each year, the savannah of the Karoo is turned into Tankwa Town, a vibrant yet temporary hub of creativity when thousands of South Africans gather for AfrikaBurn. Unbound creativity and cleaning up before you leave are the only rules of the festival.Tankwa Town comes alive once a year when the AfrikaBurn festival hits the Northern Cape. (Image: Ian Tunbridge, Flickr)Based on The Burning Man festival held in Nevada in the US, AfrikaBurn grew out of a loose grouping of individuals and organisations who questioned, and continue to question mainstream, highly commercialised, society and what it does to the notion and workings of community. In a nutshell, it’s about radical self-expression and it acts as a collaborative catalyst for change.The 2018 AfrikaBurn, taking place between 23 and 29 April, invites participants to embrace the “Working Title” theme. If that doesn’t inspire creativity, organisers say you can simply choose your own theme.To inspire you, take a look at some of the highlights from the 2017 AfrikaBurn.Source: 26 Degrees South: a South African Airways bloglast_img read more

first_imgIn a country with the world’s largest youth population and a passionate following for the English Premier League, every young footballer wants to get a feel of how the game is played at that level.But for someone coming from a country languishing at the bottom half of the world rankings, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train under the best in the business.Dilsher Singh Sandhu is the lucky footballer getting a fully paid scholarship to train at the Brooke House Football Academy for a year after excelling in the trials organised by Sport Espirit Academy in the Capital at the Thyagaraj Stadium.The 16-year-old, who idolises Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, was delighted after winning the prize.”It’s unbelievable. I’m on top of the world after bagging this prize and also glad that my hard work has paid off. This is a great opportunity for me and I will try to imbibe the training methods so that I can become a better footballer,” Dilsher said.Dilsher is a student of Air Force Bal Bharati School and is also a midfielder like his idol Fabregas.The trials, which began on June 16, saw around 3,000 footballers participating and 17 were selected for the final round.The participants were put through their paces and tested by coaches in various aspects of the game such as dribbling, first touch and ball control.”We want to encourage young and talented football players and transform their dreams into reality. We are looking forward to visit India every year and select one child for this scholarship,” said Anish Khinda, head of international football development of Sport Esprit Academy.advertisementsoumalya. [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed CPI(M) leader Mohd Yusuf Tarigami to go back to his home state Jammu and Kashmir. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said the former MLA does not need any permission to go home if doctors at AIIMS allow him. The former MLA alleged that his vehicle has been taken away and he will be confined to his home. The ailing leader was on September 9 shifted to AIIMS following the apex court order.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor decades the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation in northern Alberta has been a house divided.For the last few years, there were two band councils, one led by Bernard Ominyak, the other by his brother-in-law Steven Noskey.Noskey this week wrote to the federal government saying he is stepping down and Ominiyak is now chief.Noskey’s letter read in part:“The Lubicon Lake Indian Nation demands that INAC and its agents immediately remove themselves from the community and refrain from all further interference with the community and its long established customs.”Ominyak was chief of the impoverished band since the 1970s. He was against multi-national corporations taking oil and gas from Cree territory without consulatation.This led to the formation of the Little Buffalo band in the 1980s and the creation of Noskey’s council in Lubicon Lake in 2009.Since 2009, the band has been under third-party management and has refused to sign any deals with Canada or oil companies.Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan could not be reached for comment.last_img read more

Keep the Noises Off on Delhi stage

first_imgThat ‘thing’ behind the curtains or between the sheets or better off behind the stage is what Atul Kumar has put up this time in his play titled Noises Off. After creating a wave with his cult Piya Behroopiya, the director gears up to put together an act to see what transpires between actors, directors, stage hands etc. ‘It is a play within a play about a theatre company trying to put up a sex farce but because of their incompetence the entire thing turns into a big fiasco. It’s a comical look at what we all go through as theatre makers. Mainly exploring the noise that is made backstage (talking, fighting, constructing, electric) or as we say in theatre language off-stage as opposed to on-stage.’ said Atul. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Originally written by Michael Frayn, Atul directed the version ten years back and calls it one of the most translated and played comedy in the world- obviously a favourite of the theatre goers.‘I think a long time back Barry John directed a production in Delhi with Lilette Dubey and Shahrukh Khan acting in it,’ he added.So what really inspired this play? ‘It is extremely clever and funny look at what we all as theatre makers go through in our lives while at work and at home. It is a play I have liked since the first time I read it ten years back and I think I will direct it again and again. Whatever be the age and wherever you might be in this world if you do theatre it is difficult to not fall in love with Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNoises Off.’‘We worked very quickly this time- we prepared the play within a month. We rehearsed for 10 hours or so first fortnight and then half a day in the end,’ he added. The play has a 70’s look with dress and makeup. And it was exciting to light up the backstage when the stage turns around to show you the backstage act.Any expectations or apprehensions from the Delhi audience?  ‘They should just come with open hearts and open minds. Noises Off is no deep piece of literature- it is very simply a funny look at the follies of a theatre company- its like saying lets look at this classicaly- a man is going to slip over a banana skin and it is still funny today,’ Atul quipped.Where- Kamani AuditoriumWhen- 17- 18 AugustTimings- 7.30 pm onwardslast_img read more