Tix Now Available for Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies

first_img View Comments Related Shows Tickets are now available for Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies off-Broadway. Starring Marlo Thomas, Greg Mullavey and Kate Wetherhead, who are reprising their roles from the world premiere at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse in 2013, the show will begin previews on September 18. Opening night is set for October 14 at the Westside Theatre.Directed by David Saint, Clever Little Lies follows a family with a mother who always knows what’s happening among her flock. As their son struggles under pressure from his overbearing mother, a confidence is shared between father and son that escalates into an unexpected family disclosure that could change their entire dynamic.The production will end its limited engagement on January 3, 2016. Clever Little Lies Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

Chilly temps can doom peanuts

first_imgKnowing when to plant may be one of the most important parts of successful peanut farming.Planting too early brings the risk of early-spring cold snaps that can stunt a plant’s development. But waiting too late could leave peanuts exposed to the cool fall temperatures of October. Finding that optimal timeframe is crucial for peanut farmers.“We’ve got to watch soil temperature,” said John Beasley, a peanut agronomist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We’ve got to watch our cold fronts coming, and if they are, just wait two or three days. Invariably, in late April, it’s going to warm up after a cold front passes.”According to Beasley, if soil temperatures at the four-inch depth dip below 65 degrees, erratic stands of peanuts are likely. This can result in soil-borne pathogens and in plants being more susceptible to thrip damage.“Peanuts are probably the most sensitive crop we plant in the Southeast, in regards to the seed itself being sensitive to the temperature, causing the slowing of the metabolism that triggers the germination process,” Beasley said. “Anything that slows that process can result in an erratic stand.”Beasley encourages farmers to be mindful of impending weather patterns that could affect their crops, especially in April when temperatures can be unpredictable.“Just look at the month of April in 1993, here in Tifton where we monitored the soil temperature,” Beasley said. “It barely got above 65 as we got into the middle of the month of April, and even as we pushed towards the end of April, the soil temperature was slightly above and below that 65 degree mark. That means that in 1993, you were at risk planting peanuts in that April 15th to 20th, even 25th timeframe.” Last year’s winter and spring were warm and temperatures reached above 70 degrees at the beginning of April, he said. A cold snap on April 19 forced soil temperatures down so peanuts planted on April 20 “did not do near as well as peanuts planted a week later,” Beasley added.,p>While farmers need to be mindful of the prospects for late cold snaps, they also need to know that waiting too late can also damage their yields. Over the past three years, farmers have seen better yields when they planted in late April-early May. That is due to plants slowing down production when October’s chill rolls around. “The cold snaps we’re getting in late October are shutting the maturity down,” Beasley said. “Those peanuts are not reaching optimal maturity which means they’re not reaching optimal yield and grade.”When cold temperatures strike in October, USDA National Peanut Research Laboratory research shows farmers lose 20 to 30 percent of their crop’s yield potential in peanuts two to three weeks from optimal maturity.Beasley encourages Georgia peanut growers to plant more of their crop at the end of April and in early-to-mid May.“Try to finish by the 20th of May and let’s eliminate those very end of May/first of June plantings that are causing us some yield reduction and yield decline,” he said.Peanuts take approximately 140-150 days to reach optimal maturity. Growers who follow Beasley’s planting advice should have peanut crops ready for harvest near the end of September. Beasley is hopeful that at least 50 percent of Georgia peanuts will be harvested in September and the rest harvested in the first couple of weeks in October.For more on Georgia-grown peanuts, see the UGA website www.ugapeanuts.com.last_img read more

Clippers’ Alvin Gentry to interview for Lakers’ head-coaching job

first_imgThough he originally described Mike D’Antoni as an “offensive genius,”Bryant eventually tired of D’Antoni’s fast-paced system that contradicted his preference for a methodical offense that featured him in the post. Incidentally, Gentry served as an assistant for D’Antoni in Phoenix from 2003 to 2008 before he left for a head-coaching job with the New York Knicks. Although the Lakers hope to hire their next coach before the NBA draft on June 26, they are not expected to finalize the coaching search within the next two weeks. It appears likely the Lakers’ initial set of formal interviews will entail follow-up meetings that draw on a shorter list of candidates. Gentry has had extensive head-coaching experience, including the Miami Heat (1994), Detroit Pistons (1998-2000), Clippers (2001-2003) and Phoenix Suns (2009-2013). Kupchak has said he is leaning toward those with experience, though the Lakers still plan to interview a wide net of candidates. This season, Gentry oversaw the Clippers’ offense, which averaged a league-leading 107.9 points per game. The Clippers also ranked third in field-goal percentage (47.4 percent) and second in assists per game (23.8).Gentry coached current Lakers guard Steve Nash in Phoenix, which entailed leading the Suns to a six-game Western Conference finals series loss against the Lakers in 2010. Gentry also has routinely spoken glowingly about Kobe Bryant.Most coaches view Bryant in such regard for obvious reasons. But Bryant’s relationship with the team’s next head coach could factor into the Lakers’ search. Kupchak has said he wants the candidate to maximize Bryant’s producivity in the post after playing only six games last season because of two major injuries in his left Achilles tendon and a fractured left knee. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry may have a different job, and it will not require him to move.Gentry has become the latest head-coaching candidate who plans to interview with the Lakers, according to a league source familiar with the discussions.After interviewing with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak by phone on Friday, Gentry plans to meet both with Kupchak and Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss for an in-person interview on Wednesday, the league source said. Gentry also plans to interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. He interviewed with the Utah Jazz last week.Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins also will interview with the Lakers later this week, according to another league source familiar with the discussions. The Lakers spent part of last week interviewing both Byron Scott and Mike Dunleavy.last_img read more