Let It Go: Idina Menzel-Led If/Then Announces Closing Date

first_imgAs Liz (not to be confused with Beth) screlts, “What the f*ck?!” If/Then, the Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musical starring Tony winner and Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, has announced that it will close its doors for good on March 22. When it ends its run, the show will have played 29 previews and 401 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Featuring music by Kitt and and a book and lyrics by Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. The tuner premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.In addition to Menzel, If/Then stars Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ann Sanders. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Thenlast_img read more


Divide and conquer

first_imgBy Katherine TippinsUniversity of GeorgiaOn “Gardening in Georgia” July 26 and 28, host Walter Reeves identifies weeds, learns the difference between male and female sago palms and splits cannas and day lilies.Reeves is a retired University of Georgia Extension agent and author of four books on gardening. “Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.Discerning which weeds you’re battling is the best defense against them. This knowledge allows you to rid your garden of a particular weed efficiently. Reeves determines different types of weeds by identifying their seedheads. You may want to take notes and do your own seedhead sleuthing.Sago palms aren’t actually palms. They’re found often in the landscapes of south Georgia. Rog Ditmer at The Cloister, a resort on Sea Island, schools Walter in detecting the gender of sagos. During the lesson, they discover scale insects destroying the plant.If you don’t want to wait around for your plants to spread slowly, split them and replant the offshoots. Splitting your plants is a simple way to increase their value and expand your garden.Cannas and daylilies are among the easiest plants to dig and divide. Walter gets some tips on doing this from Sheldon Fleming at Wonderland Gardens.The 2007 season of “Gardening in Georgia” is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. To learn more about the show, visit Tippins is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more


Expired identification documents and CIP during COVID-19

first_img continue reading » A month ago I blogged about BSA/AML compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s post covers one of the most frequently asked questions the compliance team at NAFCU has received the last couple of weeks: Can a Credit Union Accept an Expired ID for Customer Identification Procedures (CIP) Purposes During the Pandemic?Some Background. Many states have closed their Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) offices due to the current national emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While some states have kept their DMA/MVA offices open, many are only offering “critical services,” which do not include license and registration renewals. Also, only a handful of states are offering online renewals. These actions were deemed necessary by the states to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable persons, but it has resulted in some individuals being unable to timely renew their license or registration. As a result, credit unions have seen an influx of expired drivers’ licenses and IDs when opening new memberships and accounts.What Can Credit Unions Do?; Are there any Flexibilities? Thankfully, many state governors have issued orders extending the validity of identification documents to facilitate the mobility of their citizens during this crisis, while maintaining appropriate social distancing. Most of these orders temporarily extend not only the validity of drivers’ licenses, but also of certain operator’s and chauffeur’s licenses, state identifications, and vehicle registrations to ensure continuity of auto insurance coverage. The duration and scope of the extensions vary from state to state and go anywhere from 30 days from the original expiration day (shortest) to 30 days after the State of Emergency ends, whenever that is, or “until further notice” (longest). Credit unions may want to check their state orders and contact local counsel to see if the governors in their states have issued an order providing some relief or flexibility in this respect. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press — A former Southern Miss linebacker has gone public with his coronavirus story as a warning to fellow millennials. The outbreak ended Dylan Reda’s plans to play and coach American football in the Czech Republic, and that was only the start of his problems. The 28-year-old took flights through London, Dallas and Orlando to reunite with his family in Florida days after feeling ill with what he thought was the flu. He later tested positive for coronavirus and now owes more than $20,000 in hospital bills. He has recovered, but has been criticized online for potentially endangering passengers, crews and airport workers.— Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with America’s pastime on hold. Thirty big leaguers — one from each team — have signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Snell, a Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, will face Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett in the opener Friday night. That matchup will air on Snell’s Twitch feed, and other games will be streamed via Twitch and YouTube with MLB Network host Robert Flores providing commentary.— New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes, the top one being two tickets to any game next season. Everything is filmed remotely with Subban hosting the show from his living room in Los Angeles, in the house he shares with fiancee and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. Contestants are filmed at their homes and there is a guest player every week.— A Japanese sumo wrestler has tested positive for the coronavirus, further threatening postponement of next month’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, which has already been delayed. The Japan sumo association says a wrestler, whose name was not disclosed, has become the first confirmed case from Japan’s ancient sport. — The defending soccer champions in Belarus have started putting mannequins in the stands as fans stay away from stadiums because of the coronavirus. Dynamo Brest has been selling “virtual tickets” to games. Those give foreign fans the right to have a mannequin with a cut-out photo attached. It comes as fans at many clubs have said they will boycott games because the virus makes going to the stadium too risky. Keeping sports arenas open has been part of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s unconventional approach to the coronavirus. He has said there is no need to close workplaces and public events.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto says “I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not. We certainly are not in a position to give you a clear answer.”The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening set for July 23, 2021, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The U.S. Olympic swimming trials have been rescheduled for June 13-20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. The trials were initially scheduled for June 21-28 in a temporary pool at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The trials are the sole qualifier for U.S. Olympic team, with the top two finishers in each event earning a trip to Tokyo. The original 15-session, eight-day schedule will remain for the rescheduled trials.— Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he and his famous father are both recovering from COVID-19. The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli writes on Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days. The Seminoles lineman wrote he “spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.” Tony Boselli is now back home.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSTokyo Olympic CEO uncertain whether pandemic will allow games in 2021UNDATED (AP) — The chief executive of the Tokyo Games says he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year because the coronavirus continues to spread in Japan. The country issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus. April 10, 2020last_img read more


New National Performance Director appointed for Swim Ireland

first_imgFormer Great Britain head coach Jon Rudd has been confirmed as Swim Irelands new National Performance Director.Rudd has vast experience and has coached Olympic gold medallists and finalists.last_img