Odds & Ends: Honeymoon Joins Parade, Tinker Bell’s Secrets & More


first_img Jane Krakowski Tapped for Merton of the Movies Tony winner Jane Krakowski will join the previously reported Jim Parsons in Merton of the Movies. The one-night-only reading of George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly’s comedy will take place on December 1 at Studio 54. Directed by Scott Ellis, the cast of the Roundabout benefit event will also include Brooks Ashmanskas and Tracee Chimo. Happy Thanksgiving from us all here at Broadway.com! Peter Pan Live!’s Tinker Bell Secrets Revealed A reminder: The Making of Peter Pan Live!, a behind the scenes look at next week’s telecast of the classic tuner, is airing tonight, November 26, at 8/7 on NBC. A promo is below. Oh and now we know how they’re going to do Tinker Bell. EW reports that she’ll be computer generated and Variety writes that she can turn red when she’s angry or green when she’s jealous. Apparently the actors won’t be able to see her but we will. Something else we can incorporate into our drinking games on December 4! View Comments Broadway Alum Alfonso Ribeiro Wins DWTS Alfonso Ribeiro, who appeared on the Great White Way, way back when, in The Tap Dance Kid, has won Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars. Worried you’re going to miss your weekly fix of the former Fresh Prince star? The newest Mirrorball champion will be featured in the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour, joining his partner and pro dancer Witney Carson. Hopefully they’ll be reprising “The Carlton,” below, on the road! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Honeymoon Joins Parade Lineup The Broadway company of Honeymoon in Vegas has joined the lineup of performances on NBC’s Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 27. As previously reported, the Great White Way will also be represented on the Peacock Network by Peter Pan Live!, If/Then’s Idina Menzel and shows including A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Last Ship, On the Town and Finding Neverland. Speaking of Finding Neverland, its co-star Laura Michelle Kelly and composer Gary Barlow will also perform a selection from the musical on ABC’s GMA. Not to be left out, over on CBS you’ll be able to watch performances by the casts of Matilda and Pippin. Your remote control is going to be busy!last_img read more

Short courses


first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia food scientists will share their knowledge with food industry representatives during two upcoming short courses set for July.The first course, In-Plant Control of Microbial Contamination for Ready-to-Eat Foods, will be held July 12-13. The second course, Meat and Poultry Marination, is set for July 18-20. Both courses will be presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and will be held on the main UGA campus in Athens, Ga. During the microbial contamination course, UGA food scientists will show how to use microbial test results to anticipate potential plant problems. Industry specific examples will be used to demonstrate how plants can save money and increase profits through plotting and analyzing statistical data.The class is designed for ready-to-eat food industry personnel and will feature UGA faculty, Arthur Liang of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s food safety office and Jeff Kornacki of Kornacki Food Safety Associates.The marination short course will cover such topics as functional ingredients and delivery systems, browning agents and smoke flavors, coating systems, packaging and herbs and spices for flavor and visual effects. The course is designed for plant managers, supervisors and operations managers, as well as those who work with new product development, food safety and quality assurance.Participants will also learn through hands-on laboratory lessons and pilot plant activities.Lead instructors for this course will be UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food scientists Romeo Toledo, Estes Reynolds, Rakesh Singh, William Hurst and James Daniels. The registration deadline is July 3 for the microbial course and July 7 for the marination course. For more information or to register, call Marian Wendinger at (706) 542-2574, e-mail her at [email protected] or visit the registration Web site at www.EFSonline.uga.edu. (Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

U.S. Says that Fighting Drug Use Reduces Violence in Latin America


first_imgBy Dialogo July 29, 2009 Mexico City, 27 July (EFE).- U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, speaking today in the Mexican capital, affirmed that preventing and treating addictions, particularly with regard to the use of narcotics, “is fundamental” for reducing violence caused by drug trafficking in Latin America. “When we put more emphasis on prevention and treatment, we’re not only helping our own country (the U.S.); we’re also helping to reduce violence” in the region, said the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, who is on a four-day visit to Mexico. “If we cut down on the use of drugs, we will also be able to cut down on violence and crime in Mexico and in Latin America,” Kerlikowske said while touring a treatment center for addicted minors, where he was accompanied by Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala, and the Mexican Secretary of Health, José Ángel Córdova. The official affirmed that U.S. policy in the fight against drugs seeks to understand, appreciate, and support work done in other countries. He commented that 20 million individuals over twelve years of age used drugs in the last month in the United States, and around 23 million Americans need treatment. “Only ten percent of these people end up in treatment, in part because it’s not available, and because people think they don’t need it,” he added. Mexico’s first lady, Margarita Zavala, agreed that the fight against drugs is fundamental because “drug use generates violence, destroys families, and destroys society.” During the event Iris Vianney Velázquez Martínez, a young patient at the New Life Center, affirmed that she is addicted to alcohol and that with the treatment she has received, she has learned how to make decisions and how to avoid hurting those she loves the most. In the country there are 320 centers like New Life which also provide outpatient services for early detection and prompt treatment of addictions.last_img read more

Lady Wildcat Linksters Win Over Lady Spartans


first_imgThe Lady Cats finished their dual meet season with an 8-2 record by defeating the Connersville Spartans tonight. Junior, Maggie Brack, was medalist for the meet by shooting a 44.“The team was able to get another win tonight. The course we played was tough but we hung in there and turned in a respectable score. We will use tomorrow to prepare for our 2nd round of our conference tounament on Thursday and Sectionals on Saturday.” Wildcats Coach Marisa Mears.last_img

Premier League action tonight


first_imgA win at home to would keep alive the Reds hopes of claiming one of the European spots.In the nights other action Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace and West Ham take on Watford.Meanwhile Manchester City’s draw last night mean that Leicester will finish inside the top 3 and go straight into the group stage of the Champions league next season.last_img