Lessons of the Week: Sara Bareilles, the Backstreet Boys & More

first_img View Comments Sara Bareilles, Derek Hough, A. J. McLean & Brian Littrell, Jessie Mueller, Sarah Steele & Vincent Rodriguez III Happy Friday/Liza Minnelli’s birthday eve! We’re sure you have a busy schedule this weekend as you watch countless Liza clips on YouTube (just us?), but let’s kick things off with the Lessons of the Week. From songs about pie to songs about soup, it was a wild seven days on the Great White Way, so lets take a look below at what went down!Sara Bareilles Uses ExtraCare for Ice CreamWith five Grammy noms and a forthcoming Broadway composing debut with Waitress, Sara Bareilles is one fancy lady. But when it comes to sweets, she doesn’t rush to the kitchen for “sugar, butter, flour.” Instead, she goes straight to the frozen aisle at CVS for salted caramel gelato. That sounds great, Bareilles, but hear us out: a warm slice of spiced apple pie with salted caramel gelato sounds far from a bad idea.Jessie Mueller Is a Soup-er SingerForget gelato. Forget pies, even: Jessie Mueller is here to sing about soup. Paintings of soup cans, specifically. The Waitress star, along with fellow Tony winners Kelli O’Hara, Sutton Foster and Alice Ripley, has recorded songs for Pop! Goes the Easel, inspired by works at the MoMA. It’s like a fantasy Sunday in the Park with George where Mueller is Dot and George is played by the ghost of Andy Warhol. Revival, please?The Humans Needs More VampiresStephen Karam’s The Humans is a chilling exploration of family dynamics, but much to its star Sarah Steele’s dismay, the one thing it lacks is vampires. Karam actually wrote the role of Brigid for her in mind and pitched it to her as a thriller. Alas, there are no monsters or dark princes in The Humans. If Andy Warhol’s beyond-the-grave Sunday revival is out of the question, how about Dance of the Vampires? You in, Steele?BSB Wanna Rock Your Broadway RightEverybody: A Backstreet Boys bio-musical is in the works. At the Disaster! opening night, Brian Littrell spilled all he had to give about the project, describing it as “Jersey Boys meets Cirque Du Soleil with Backstreet Boys.” We have no idea what that means, but we want it that way. So quit playing games, Littrell, and get back to writing a script, or practicing your silks act, or whatever you need to do.Vincent Rodriguez III is Eyein’ BrianWe all have musical theater crushes. Like Aaron Tveit. Or Bernadette Peters in this froyo commercial. For Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Vincent Rodriguez III, it’s Brian d’Arcy James—so much so that his audition book is filled with numbers sung by the Something Rotten! star. Same, Vince. Whether he’s wearing green, a doublet or a crown, we too are in the d’Arcy Army (a name we just made up for a Brian d’Arcy James fanclub).Rachel Tucker Loves Getting BooedIf you’d like to make Rachel Tucker so happy she runs around screaming. here’s a tip. Longtime Wicked principal dresser Kathe Mull revealed that when the cast secretly decorated Tucker’s dressing room in the grand tradition of “boo”ing, the Irish Elphie was positively thrillified. You should hang with Angela Lansbury, Tucker. From the looks of this totally undoctored photo, she loves Halloween, too!Tailors Must Adore Jason DanieleyJason Danieley is back in Chicago, and while he’s only weeks into his second round, he’s already on his third tux. The first, a sort of probation tux, was essentially just draped fabric. He blew out the pants on the second. Now, he’s wearing Huey Lewis’ tux. It’s worth noting Lewis was in the show a full decade ago. Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle, and maybe also a few extra trips to the dry cleaner.Want to Write a Musical? Study Up.There’s no one right way to write a musical. That said, The Color Purple’s Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray found success with a particularly academic approach: reading countless “how-to” books and repeatedly watching Sunday in the Park with George to get into the creating spirit. If you need another person on your writing team for your next project, call us. We have lots of books. And Sunday on DVD!Derek Hough is a Family DreamcasterDerek Hough’s getting ready to sing in the rain on Broadway, but before then, he wants to bop-bee-ba, ba-ba-ba-ba-ba bee-ba for Teenage Baltimore. The DWTS favorite recently told us he would love to take part in NBC’s upcoming live Hairspray. He also has plans of supernova proportions for his sister, Julianne: Frozen on Broadway. Hey, it doesn’t hurt to broadcast your dream roles; look at Norm Lewis!Don’t Bother; Amy Spanger’s Here…If your dream role is Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda, you’ll need but one thing: cooter slams. Okay, two things: cooter slams and a mastery of clown makeup. While getting ready to go on, Amy Spanger showed us her actual clown kit she uses to complete the look. And she’s not the only one going full clown this week. Madonna also embraced her inner jester with a certain Sondheim tune on her concert stage. Isn’t it rich, indeed? Star Files Sara Bareilleslast_img read more

FDA finds Salmonella in crackers amid recall flurry

first_imgJan 19, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The company implicated in the national Salmonella outbreak has recalled more of its peanut products, some distributed beyond US borders, as Kellogg Corp. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found the pathogen in one package of its peanut butter sandwich crackers.National peanut butter brands sold through retail stores have not been linked to the Salmonella outbreak, but the FDA has warned consumers to avoid any commercially made products containing peanut butter—such as crackers, cookies, and ice cream—and any peanut butter served in institutions such as schools and nursing homes until investigators determine more about the scope of the contamination.Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), based in Lynchburg, Va., said yesterday in a press release that it is expanding the recall of peanut butter made at its Blakely, Ga., facility and is voluntarily recalling peanut paste made at the same plant. The company said the peanut butter and peanut paste were distributed to institutions, food services industries, and private-label food companies in 24 states, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, Korea, and Haiti.”In addition, affected product was used as an ingredient in other products that may have been distributed in other states,” the company said, emphasizing that none of its recalled peanut butter is sold to consumers through retail stores.The peanut butter and peanut paste involved in the expanded recall was made on or after Jul 1, 2008, at the Blakely, Ga., facility. The company said tests on environmental samples and a small number of unopened containers have yielded Salmonella, though the company did not say if the pathogen matched the national outbreak strain of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium.The recall affects 200 lots of peanut butter and peanut paste as well as 52 lots of coarse natural paste, according to PCA.PCA is advising companies to segregate and hold the product and call PCA for further instructions.Meanwhile, Kellogg Corp. said in a press release today that Salmonella has been found in one package of its Austin peanut butter sandwich crackers, one of the brands the company has already recalled. The company did not indicate if the Salmonella found in the package of crackers matches the national outbreak strain.On Jan 14 customers and consumers were advised by the company to hold certain cracker brands pending more information from PCA. Two day later Kellogg recalled the products and said it has asked its salespeople and a retrieval company to remove the recalled products from store shelves.In other developments, more companies recalled products that may contain possibly tainted peanut butter or peanut paste supplied by PCA. The companies include:Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products: Wal-Mart Bakery peanut butter cookies, peanut butter no-bake cookies, and peanut butter fudge no-bake cookies; Lofthouse brand peanut butter cookies, peanut butter no-bake cookies, and peanut butter fudge no-bake cookies; Parco Foods’ Chuck’s Chunky food service peanut butter cookies; Pastries Plus gourmet cookies; Food Lion Bake Shop peanut butter cookiesMeijer: cheese and peanut butter sandwich crackers, toasty peanut butter sandwich crackers, peanut butter and jelly ice cream, peanut butter cup ice creamGeneral Mills: Larabar peanut butter cookie flavor snack bars, JamFrakas Blisscrisp peanut butter flavor snack barsSo far the outbreak strain has been connected to 474 illnesses in 43 states, according to a Jan 17 update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The outbreak may have played a role in 6 deaths, and 107 case-patients have been hospitalized.Agriculture officials in Georgia and Connecticut have isolated Salmonella in unopened 5-pound jars of King Nut peanut butter and are awaiting further test results to determine if the pathogen matches the outbreak strain. Earlier this month, public health officials in Minnesota found the outbreak strain in an open container of King Nut peanut butter, a bulk brand that is produced by PCA but is distributed to food service institutions by King Nut Corporation.See also:Jan 19 Kellogg press releaseJan 19 General Mills press releaseJan 18 CIDRAP News story “FDA warns not to eat selected peanut butter products”Jan 19 Meijer press releaseJan 18 Ralcorp Lofthouse press releaseJan 18 Ralcorp Wal-Mart product press releaseJan 18 Ralcorp Food Lion press releaseJan 17 CDC Salmonella outbreak updateJan 18 FDA outbreak updatelast_img read more

Anthony Joshua to make U.S. debut against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1

first_imgView this post on Instagram •  How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?The rivalry will most certainly help market the fight as there is no love lost between the two. Should Joshua come out victorious, a unification fight between the winner of the Wilder-Fury rematch could materialize and is arguably the biggest fight in boxing. NYC 4 The W 🍎🗽 #AJBXNG (Link In Bio)A post shared by Anthony Joshua (@anthony_joshua) on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:40am PST A superstar who has routinely sold out stadiums in the United Kingdom — including a British-record of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London for his 11th round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 —  the knock by many boxing pundits on the unified heavyweight champion is that Joshua hadn’t fought in the United States and needed to do so in order to become a global star. Now, the 29-year-old will touch American soil and clash with an opponent that he’s established a heated rivalry with.“June 1 I am heading to The Big Apple and I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more,” Joshua said in a statement. “I will be fighting Jarrell Miller at the legendary Madison Square Garden. It has been an honor and a blessing to fight at some of the best venues in the World at home in the U.K., not least Wembley Stadium, but the time has come to head across the Atlantic and defend my heavyweight titles in the USA. I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker, it will be an exciting fight, I will leave nothing to chance and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”Join DAZN and watch Joshua vs. Miller on June 1After Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) notched a seventh-round TKO over Alexander Povetkin last September, he hoped to face WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder on April 13 at Wembley Stadium. But Wilder fought to a thrilling split draw with Tyson Fury in December, and a rematch between the two is reportedly set to occur in the first half of 2019.With the two biggest opponents for Joshua occupied with one another, the focus shifted to a rematch with fellow countryman Dillian Whyte, who stopped Derek Chisora in December, to seemingly punch his ticket to avenge his 2015 knockout loss to Joshua.Negotiations between the two sides hit a snag, and Miller, a charismatic heavyweight from Brooklyn, entered the picture.Joshua and Miller haven’t faced each other in the ring before, but things have already been heated between the two. At a press conference to announce the launch of DAZN in July, Miller got into a confrontation with Joshua as the two exchanged words in front of the crowd. Miller wasn’t finished and proceeded to make comments about Joshua’s mother to Sporting News.Later that same day in an interview with SN, Joshua was visibly upset when he was told of Miller’s comments.Since the incident, Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) has scored two knockout victories over Tomasz Adamek and Bogdan Dinu. Miller has won 11 of his last 12 fights by stoppage.Although unbeaten, Miller has yet to face an opponent the pedigree of Joshua. Nevertheless, Miller’s size and strength could prove to be a challenge for the unified champion. In his bout against Dinu in November, Miller tipped the scales at 315 ¼ pounds.“AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” said Miller. “He wants to announce himself on the American stage but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand. It’s dog eat dog in the ring and this dog has got a bigger bite; he’ll be leaving New York empty-handed. This is the fight that I’ve been chasing all my life and on June 1 I’m going to achieve the thing I was born to do and win the heavyweight championship of the world. That punk AJ is standing in the way of my dreams and on June 1 he’s getting run the hell over.”More about DAZN•  Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service•  What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?center_img Anthony Joshua will make his U.S. debut when he defends his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles against Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller” on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, live and exclusively on DAZN.Joshua took to his Instagram account Wednesday to announce the exciting news.last_img read more

Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret quits as Micho looms large

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Micho announces his depature from the Uganda Cranes on Saturday. PHOTO LOUIS JADWONGKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Orlando Pirates Head Coach Kjell Jonevret has tendered his resignation from the club.The South African club’s official twitter account has just made the announcement.“I’d like to thank the Club for the opportunity. It didn’t work out as planned. I wish the club and its supporters all the best,” Jonevret said.The resignation increases speculation that former Uganda head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic will take over. Micho handled Orlando Pirates in a brief stint before, June 2006 to January 2007.Fans at the giant South African club have not been happy“Kjell Jonevret, he seemed promising, until Orlando Pirates finished the 2016/17 PSL campaign outside the top eight, and this was a shock. They had a chance to redeem themselves in the Nedbank Cup final, where they failed yet again. As things stand, the fans are calling for the head of coach Kjell Jonevret,” a fan told Soccerladuma.co.za a few days ago.“About four to five coaches were appointed at Orlando Pirates in a period of three to four years. When one looks at that, one begins to think perhaps it’s not just the coaches but players need to be changed also. Changing the coaches is not doing the club any justice, because a new head coach will still have to deal with same players who are not willing to fight for the jersey, ” said SoL37.****BELOW, THE Orlando Pirates ‘Coach resigns’ statement on their website****Head Coach resignsPosted on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 – 12:09  Orlando Pirates Football Club Head Coach, Kjell Jonevret, has tendered his resignation.Mr Jonevret has thanked the Chairman of Orlando Pirates, Dr Irvin Khoza, the Club and its supporters for giving him an opportunity to coach the Club.Mr Jonevret said: “I would like to thank the Club for the opportunity. Unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned. I wish the Club and its supporters all the best for the future.”In accepting Kjell Jonevret’s resignation, Dr Khoza expressed his understanding of the enormity of expectation; the Head Coach of a big Club like Orlando Pirates is put under from day one.Dr Khoza said: “I wish Kjell Jonevret well in his future endeavours.”last_img read more

Gloucestershire glee after back-to-back Women’s County Finals victories

first_img Tags: Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Surrey, Yorkshire 19 Sep 2019 Gloucestershire glee after back-to-back Women’s County Finals victories Gloucestershire maintained their grip on the Women’s County Finals when they won this year’s championship at Delamere Forest with a day to spare.The reigning champions beat Norfolk, Surrey and Lincolnshire on the first three days of the annual round robin competition and they went on to retain the title when they defeated nearest challengers Yorkshire 5 ½ – 3 ½ in a tense deciding match.The victory took Gloucestershire’s total to eight points which leaves them with an unassailable four point lead over Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with one round of matches to go. Surrey and Buckinghamshire have three points each while Norfolk have two.Gloucestershire’s victory extends an impressive run that started back in 2016 when they claimed their first ever title at Waterlooville. They lost narrowly to Yorkshire at Felixstowe Ferry in 2017 but then won 12 months ago at Royal North Devon before making it three wins in the last four years in bright sunshine in Cheshire.Yorkshire needed to win against Gloucestershire to have any chance of catching the leaders but their task was made more difficult when they lost the morning foursomes 2 ½ – ½.Ffion Tynan and Issy Hopkins got the ball rolling for Gloucestershire when they beat Nicola Slater and Hannah Holden 4 & 2 and Alex Saunders and Sam Round extended their advantage with a 4&3 victory over Lily Hirst and Evie Cooke before Deb Henery and Melissa Wood gave Yorkshire a lifeline when they came from behind to halve with Claudia Ovens and Ebonie Lewis.The singles also started brightly for Yorkshire when Hirst beat Hopkins 3 & 2 in the top match but consecutive victories for Bethan Popel and Tynan put Gloucestershire in the ascendancy again before Wood and Norton responded for Yorkshire with wins over Lewis and Round. Saunders took the final singles for the champions with a 3 & 2 win over Cooke.A thrilled Gloucestershire captain Su Mallon couldn’t hide her delight after another exciting day of golf and heaped praise on her players. She said: “I’m so, so proud of them all.“They just give it their all – they just love this County Finals week and come together as a team. When one is down they pick each other up.“To win three out of the last four years is incredible – and we’re one of the smallest counties.“We have lost funding but we do our very best to bring through talent. We start from our juniors and once they get a handicap of under 12 we bring them into our training programme and they go through the system into the second team and then progress.“They have been exposed to competition right the way through and they all get the same training and that’s where this incredible bond comes from.“They have all grown up with each other since the age of eight.“We have two of the team who are not yet 18 – they can sniff the champagne in the trophy rather than drink it!“The county is so proud, but this is also for the South West. We don’t just do this for Gloucestershire and I’ve had good luck messages from all over the region asking us to bring it back.“Gloucestershire will be dead chuffed to win it back-to-back and now I have the nice problem of how to get the huge trophy into my car for the trip home!”In the first match on the course Lincolnshire earned a narrow 5-4 win over Norfolk helped in no small measure by the battling Billy-Jo Smith who was four down with four to play against Eve Neild in the singles. However, she escaped with a halved match helped by hitting a three-wood to three-feet at the par-5 final hole.The match was close right from the start with the two teams sharing the foursomes 1 ½ – 1 ½ before Lincolnshire squeezed home with victories from India Clyburn, Tilly Garfoot and Meg Illingworth in the singles. Abigail O’Riordan and Tiffany Mills were the winners for Norfolk.The third match featuring Buckinghamshire and Surrey ended in a 4 ½ – 4 ½ draw after Buckinghamshire’s Daisy Kennedy beat Surrey’s Olivia Horsfield by one hole in the final singles on the course.Surrey claimed a 2-1 lead after the foursomes but Buckinghamshire pegged them back with singles victories from Amelia Curtis, Rosie Bee Kim and Kennedy plus a halve from Grace Rigby-Walden against Nicola Taylor. Lottie Woad and Rafiah Banday were Surrey’s winners in the top two singles.The final day sees champions Gloucestershire take on Buckinghamshire, Yorkshire play Lincolnshire and Surrey are up against Norfolk.Photograph credit: LeaderboardView the full table of results here.last_img read more

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

first_imgBaltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, hands off to running back Ray Rice during a training camp practice, Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the team’s practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo)OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being expunged.Rice met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last month after joining the diversion program. Goodell ultimately decided to suspend the running back for two games without pay and fine him an additional game check “for conduct detrimental to the NFL in violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.”Despite the court’s decision not to impose criminal punishment, “the Commissioner determined, as he advised Rice, that the conduct was incompatible with NFL policies and warranted disciplinary action.”In a letter to Rice, Goodell wrote:  “As you acknowledged during our meeting, your conduct was unquestionably inconsistent with league polices and the standard of behavior required of everyone who is part of the NFL. The league is an entity that depends on integrity and in the confidence of the public and we simply cannot tolerate conduct that endangers others or reflects negatively on our game. This is particularly true with respect to domestic violence and other forms of violence against women.”Rice’s suspension will begin on Aug. 30. He will be eligible for reinstatement Sept. 12 after the Pittsburgh game. Rice may participate in all aspects of training camp and preseason games.“It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault,” Rice said in a statement issued by the Ravens. “As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. I am better because of everything we have experienced since that night. The counseling has helped tremendously.”Rice is the team’s career leader in total scrimmage yards and ranks behind only Jamal Lewis in total yards rushing.Bernard Pierce is expected to start for Rice in Baltimore’s first two games.Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement: “We appreciate the thorough process the league office used to evaluate the incident with Ray Rice. The time the Commissioner spent with Ray and Janay is typical of the extra steps the NFL takes when making decisions regarding discipline issues. While not having Ray for the first two games is significant to our team, we respect the league’s decision and believe it is fair.”He added, “We also respect the efforts Ray has made to become the best partner and father he can be. That night was not typical of the Ray Rice we know and respect. We believe that he will not let that one night define who he is, and he is determined to make sure something like this never happens again.”Rice’s teammates were not stunned by the news of the suspension.“You knew something was going to happen,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “I’ll be glad when those two games are up.”Coach John Harbaugh said, “It’s part of the process. There are consequences when you make a mistake; we’ll move forward.”Rice participated Thursday in Baltimore’s first full-squad practice. Before that session began, the Ravens lost cornerback Aaron Ross for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, a mishap that occurred during his conditioning test.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more