Pippin’s Carly Hughes Will Star Opposite Jennifer Nettles in Chicago

first_img In addition to Pippin, Hughes’ Broadway credits include Beautiful, Ghost, The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Related Shows View Comments In addition to Wright, the current cast of Broadway’s second longest-running show includes Bianca Marroquin as Roxie, John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. She’s trading in magic for all that jazz! Current Pippin star Carly Hughes will join the cast of Broadway’s Chicago as Velma Kelly. She takes over for current Velma, Amra-Faye Wright, beginning February 2, 2015. As previously reported, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut that same day as Roxie Hart. Hughes and Nettles will do the Hot Honey Rag at the Ambassador Theatre through March 29. Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

Melons, melons, melons

first_imgBy William Terry KelleyUniversity ofGeorgiaGeorgia is known for its watermelons. But other types of melonscan grow here, too, to provide a different flavor for your tastebuds.Of course, cantaloupes are common and widely grown here. Butthere are many melons related to these that you may not haveheard much about.The melons in the Cucumis melo L. (Reticulatus group) include ourcommon cantaloupes and charentais and galia melons. All of themelons that belong to the melo species are called muskmelons. Butnot all muskmelons are cantaloupes. The Inodorus group includeshoneydew, Christmas, casaba, Crenshaw and canary melons.Casaba fruits aren’t netted likecantaloupes, but have deep wrinkles. The skin color may vary byvariety, which include “Golden Beauty,” “MaryGold,” “WinterPineapple” and “Santa Claus.”These melons have various shapes and sizes. The flesh is thickand either white, yellow or orange. Casabas don’t have the muskyodor of a cantaloupe or the sweetness of a honeydew.Crenshaw melons are casabacrosses, so they’re close relatives of this type.Charentais melons have been calledthe finest melon in taste, texture and fragrance. They’reglobe-shaped and have either a slightly netted or gray-green,waxy rind with dark green sutures.These melons have a deep orange flesh with a spicy aroma. They’reusually sweeter than cantaloupes but have a soft flesh thatshortens the shelf life.Among the varieties, “Robinson” has a good flavor and pale orangeflesh. “Fidji” has a pale orange flesh that’s also very sweet.”Figaro” is said to have a hint of caramel with a full, muskyflavor. “Romulus” and “Escrito” are also available.Oriental, crisp-flesh melons havecaptured the interest of many in the South in recent years. Thesweet type of these are oblong to round with rinds from yellow togreen or white.The fruits are small, and most have a white, crisp flesh.Varieties include “Sprite,” “Gold Star,” “Yellow Queen,” “NewCentury” and “Jade Flower.”Galia melons are basicallygreen-fleshed cantaloupes. The rind will turn dark green togolden yellow at peak harvest time. The green flesh is muchsofter than that of a honeydew, but it’s firmer than the orangeflesh of the cantaloupe.They’re typically very fragrant, but they have a short shelflife. “Gallicum” is probably the most popular of these varieties.But “Golan 329” and “Sunny Gal” have shown promise.Juan Canary melons are grown inhot, dry climates. They have attractive fruit with a smooth rindthat turns golden yellow as the fruits ripen. The flesh is firmand light green to white. Sometimes there’s a tinge of orangenear the fruit cavity.Japanese melons are usually grownin greenhouses in Japan and command a high price there. Thesemelons are slightly oval and very sweet. They have an extremelywell netted, green rind. The flesh is usually green, very sweetand firm. “Emerald Jewel” and “Emerald Sweet” are popularvarieties.Piel de Sapo, or Christmas melons,are football-shaped. They have yellow to green, mottled rinds anda very pale orange or light green flesh. They don’t have sutures.These melons take longer to mature than any of the others and aretraditionally grown in hot, dry climates. “Sancho” is one variety.Ananas is an oval-to-long, netted,nonsutured, yellow melon with white flesh. Green when immature,it turns yellow to burnt orange at maturity. The flesh isfragrant, sweet and juicy.The prospect of growing these melons for shipping in Georgiaisn’t great. Many don’t resist diseases well or tolerate our hot,humid conditions, and many have a relatively short shelf-life.However, you can try them in the garden, especially in the middleto northern parts of the state. You might try them at the dinnertable, too, if you see them at the market.(Terry Kelley is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

2 Pinoys dead in car crash outside Singapore mall

first_imgChannel News Asia said Lucky Plaza isknown to be popular among Filipino domestic workers who gather there duringtheir Sunday day off. The Singapore government will shoulderthe repatriation of the migrant workers’ remains, he added, while thePhilippine government would extend all kinds of support and assistance to thefamilies of the other victims. Candolada said two Filipinos died, whilefour others remain in the hospital, two of which are in intensive care. The Straits Times said the car crashedthrough a metal railing before landing on the side of the road next to themall, hitting several people. The Philippine official said whathappened was a freak accident. “Usually kasi very popular itongLucky Plaza sa mga Pinay natin for their rest day. So it was a freak accident,”he said, adding that police investigation on the incident is ongoing. The embassy, in a statement, conveyedtheir sympathies to the victims’ relatives, whom they said have been informedof the incident.center_img Several people were hit by a car accident outside the Lucky Plaza Mall in Singapore on Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF NORA GALLA DAPUYEN BUA-AY Authorities have arrested the64-year-old driver, Singapore media reported, while the investigation isongoing. MANILA – Two Filipinos died while fourothers were injured in a car accident outside the Lucky Plaza shopping centerin Orchard Road in Singapore Sunday. Minister and Consul General AdrianCandolada of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore confirmed the accidentinvolved six overseas Filipinos. The Department of Foreign Affairs saidit is checking the latest information about the accident with the embassy, andthat assistance will be provided to the victims. (ABS-CBN News/PN)last_img read more