Tix Now Available to See Jessica Lange & More in Long Day’s Journey Into Night

first_imgTickets are now on sale to see Oscar and Emmy winner Jessica Lange, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Tony winner John Gallagher Jr. and Tony nominee Gabriel Byrne in Long Day’s Journey Into Night.Directed by Jonathan Kent, the Roundabout production of Eugene O’Neill’s classic will play a limited engagement at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre from March 31, 2016 through June 26. Opening night is set for April 19.Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story centers on the Tyrones, a dysfunctional family with a drug-addicted mother, penny-pinching father and two troubled sons. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Related Shows Star Files Michael Shannon Long Day’s Journey Into Night View Commentslast_img read more

New species

first_imgHis drinking water smelled like old bait-shrimp, and the Putnam County homeowner wanted Keith Fielder, the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, to tell him why. What they found swimming around in his well still hasn’t been identified.Water quality specialists with the UGA Environmental Services Laboratory used a submersible camera to help identify the problem at the waterfront home on Lake Sinclair. “As we lowered the camera, we noticed flashes coming by the lens,” Fielder said. “When we reached the bottom, something swam by the lens, stopped and then swam by again. We all looked at each other like ‘What in the world was that?’ When we looked at the tape later, they were everywhere.”It turns out what they saw back in May 2006 was an unidentified isopod, similar to a small shrimp. They were being chewed up by the well pump, collecting in the filter and causing the smell and concern. A large crack in the well casing was found, too, which allowed water to flow in and maybe the creatures. Wire traps baited with bits of fresh fish were used to catch some of the isopods. Eleven specimens were caught and sent to experts at universities and research facilities across the U.S. Scientists at Penn State University and Texas A&M University at Galveston identified the organism as an asellid isopod. But it didn’t match any known species. George Wilson, a scientist at the Center for Evolutionary Research at the Australian Museum of Natural History, determined the organism didn’t match any specimen in any catalog of known asellid. Both female and male organisms were identified of what was determined to be an unknown species of asellidae and possibly a new genus.Back in Georgia, Fielder and other UGA Extension agents continue to use the camera as a diagnostic tool to solve well mysteries.“We’ve had a lot of fun with this camera and we’ve seen a lot of interesting things,” Fielder said. “It was really neat to find the isopod. The more we use it, the more unusual things we will find.”The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provides access to five cameras stationed across Georgia, one in each of the four UGA Extension districts and another at the AESL in Athens. UGA Extension agents have access to the cameras and the training to operate them. The brainchild of the late Paul Vendrell, a CAES water quality program coordinator, the concept grew from a camera fishermen use for scouting. Similar cameras are also used by professionals in the drilling industries. “Vendrell developed the methodology to use it in an extension environment to help homeowners,” he said. “It is a simple, efficient, practical tool and has become a very real way of helping people.”The camera has an automatic depth-tracking feature, which helps precisely locate problem areas. In addition to isopods, the camera has pinpointed faulty sub-surface geology, well casing failures, surface water intrusion and bad well equipment.“We find all kinds of stuff down in wells,” Fielder said. “We find some pretty well-established bacteria colonies that link and chain up into bio-films. They are almost sponge-like and attach to walls and casings. Folks just don’t want to see that down their wells.” Fish have been found in some wells and tree roots are a common find. Pieces of metal or trash have also been found, along with cell phones, hair dryers and dead rodents. “Most people don’t care to know they have stuff swimming in their drinking water,” Fielder said. “The more wells we drop a camera down, there is no telling what we will find.”last_img read more

Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman has fond memories of years with Rays

first_imgFriedman cited the relationships forged during his years with the Rays — “an entire organization working together and reading off the same songsheet” — as his fondest memory. Creating that same environment in Los Angeles has been his biggest challenge in his first two seasons with the Dodgers, he said.“That takes time,” he said. “It takes time to fully integrate an organization where philosophically we’re aligned. It doesn’t mean we always agree, but philosophically we’re aligned. I think we’re now at the point where, if you look back over the last year there was a lot of change, now it’s about forging those relationships and creating something special within the framework of our group.”If there was anything he wasn’t prepared for in making the move to L.A., Friedman said it was “probably just the time it takes to create those relationships, just naively expecting it to happen immediately.”“It doesn’t work that way,” he said. “I probably knew that on a different level but wanted it to happen immediately, derived so much satisfaction from it. There was so much change last year that it just takes a little bit of time for it to settle into a steady state which we’re now kind of getting into. That was something that took even more adjustment time than I anticipated.“It just takes some time. It takes time to trust and build those relationships that don’t happen over night. They happen organically and they happen organically over time.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error More memoriesThis is a homecoming week of sorts for Friedman, Carl Crawford, Scott Kazmir, J.P. Howell and Dave Roberts.The Dodgers’ first-year manager made his major-league debut playing for the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field on Aug. 7, 1999. Roberts went 3 for 5 in a 15-10 Indians victory. That game is significant in baseball history for other reasons, however. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs got his 3,000th career hit that night.“It’s not the best ballpark around,” Roberts said of Tropicana Field, which the Rays are perennially trying to replace. “But it’s special to me.”AlsoThe Dodgers are playing five consecutive games on artificial turf and five games with the designated hitter on this interleague road trip to Tampa Bay and Toronto, so Roberts will be shuffling his lineups. Outfielder Carl Crawford will not play against the two left-handed starters in Tampa, but will start all three games in Toronto, Roberts said. Justin Turner will DH Wednesday, Adrian Gonzalez on Sunday with others rotating through on Friday and Saturday. … Two relievers with major-league experience signed to minor-league deals by the Dodgers exercised May 1 opt-out clauses and became free agents. Left-hander Sean Burnett has already signed a minor-league contract with the Atlanta Braves and joined their Triple-A team. He had a 3.52 ERA after seven appearances with the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Dale Thayer also opted out of his contract after a 6.75 ERA in seven appearances for Double-A Tulsa.center_img ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. >> The Tampa Bay Rays had five 90-win seasons and won two division titles during Andrew Friedman’s time running their baseball operations. He returned this week to a warm reception, a “Thanks for the memories” tribute on the scoreboard and newspaper coverage chronicling his miracle work with the franchise.The Dodgers won 90 games and a division title last season in Friedman’s first year as president of baseball operations. But that accomplishment is viewed very differently given the franchises relative histories (the Rays had never won more than 70 games in a season before 2008) and resources.So Friedman was asked Tuesday at Tropicana Field if he has ever had a moment of regret about leaving the more appreciative embrace of a small-market franchise for the greater demands of a big market.“No. I definitely had a very good thing in Tampa Bay,” Friedman said. “But I’m excited and invigorated by this chapter of my life that I’m currently living. I’m very fulfilled. It is a great group of people that I’m working with. This will always be a really special place to me and my family. But I really love what I’m doing and love the challenge of what I’m doing.”last_img read more