It’s Only a Play’s Nathan Lane Explains Difference Between His and Rupert Grint’s Fans

first_imgTony winner Nathan Lane stopped by Late Night on September 30 to chat with Seth Meyers about his latest gig on the Great White Way: the star-packed It’s Only a Play. With such a variety of big names in the cast, the show is drawing in all sorts of fans, including the Potter-obsessed Rupert Grint fanatics. “You know your fans from his fans,” Lane explains, “because when you walk in to the stage door, and when you see people holding a wand and an owl, you know who they’re there for.” Very astute! How do you spot Stockard Channing fans? Are they all wearing White House pins and one of these? The Broadway funnyman also explained how easy it is for him to relate to the show, as he’s often waited for that mammoth review on opening night, for better or for worse. Check out the interview below, and catch all of the stars (and the very talented newcomer Micah Stock!) in It’s Only a Play at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Related Shows Nathan Lane It’s Only a Play Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015last_img read more

Davies Honored

first_imgThirty-four years ago, Georgia 4-H State Leader Tom Rodgers gave Diane Davies $300 and six months to create an environmental education program for children. She turned that $300 into a nationally recognized program that has served over 1 million children in Georgia’s public schools, private schools and home-schooled students.The Georgia 4-H community came together to honor that achievement last week with the rededication of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center’s Natural History Museum, now named for Davies. Learning from natureNow a retired 4-H specialist, Davies drew inspiration for the program from her childhood in the foothills and mountains of Pennsylvania and the connections she made between her schoolwork and time that she spent outside.“I thought that I had been given the greatest gift of my life – to be able to use the outdoors as a dynamic, living laboratory to teach math, science, language arts, social studies and history,” she said. “The children were hungry for this kind of experience, and the teachers understood the value and the importance of connecting children to the land, so they can learn from it.”The newly named Diane Davies Natural History Museum is one resource in the toolbox Georgia 4-H Environmental Education instructors use to teach children about the world around them. The museum was first housed in the Barkuloo-Rich Building at Rock Eagle, but soon outgrew the space.“We had several natural history exhibits in the building and displays in the adjoining classrooms,” remembered Davies. “But the ceilings were so low that we couldn’t plan for larger and more expansive exhibits.”Seeking funds in creative waysDavies and then Georgia 4-H State Leader Tom Rodgers garnered funds to build the current museum from a single donor, Days Inn of America co-founder Deen Day Smith. “The money was given as a challenge grant to challenge other donors to give,” she said. “Before the building was completed, I started working with a wide variety of donors to secure funding for the planned exhibits.”With her strong will and determination, Davies used creative and unconventional ways to gain support, like asking the Georgia Egg Commission to fund the dinosaur egg exhibit. “I approached them saying, kids are already interested in dinosaurs, this is one way you can get them interested in eggs,” she said. The commission funded the exhibit.To plan the exhibits, Davies sought the help of experts like Lloyd Logan and Josh Larem in the University of Georgia Zoology Department. “Lloyd had done some work for the Smithsonian Institute and other organizations on exhibit design. Many of the ideas for the initial exhibits, I sketched out on a napkin at the Taco Stand in Athens with Lloyd,” recalled Davis. “Later, I was able to hire a full-time exhibit designer who built most of the exhibits that are currently in the building.”From humble beginningsUGA Extension Associate Dean Beverly Sparks remembers the museum when it was still in its early phases of completion. “I toured the building with Diane when I was a young UGA entomologist,” she said. “Diane lit up when she told me what her vision was for the museum as she pointed at the blank walls.”Those blank walls are now covered with colorful graphics and life-like replicas of prehistoric dinosaurs like the mosasaur, sauropod, stryracosaurus and the albertosaurus. There are also exhibits dedicated to the Native Americans who once called Georgia home. The museum also contains exhibits of current Georgia wildlife like the golden and bald eagles, Georgia minerals like kaolin and granite, Georgia forestry, Georgia agricultural crops and both past and current tools used by Georgia farmers. The live animal exhibit includes a collection of native snakes, frogs and turtles, as well as insects like honeybees and scorpions.“I wanted all the (4-H Environmental Education program) resources, like the museum, to be a window to the world for the thousands and thousands of children we serve in this program. To see the enthusiasm for learning in their eyes, there is no greater reward than that,” Davies said.Georgia 4-H State Leader Arch Smith said the museum represents the environmental education program. “I don’t drive by the museum once when I don’t think about environmental education,” he said. “It’s the symbol for the 4-H EE program, which got its start here at Rock Eagle.”Used by children across the state, open to public, tooLocated at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, the Diane Davies Natural History Museum is available for environmental education and summer camp students who visit the center. The museum is also open to the public on most third Sundays in conjunction with the center dining hall’s Sunday lunch.The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program serves more than 44,000 students annually at six locations across Georgia: Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton, Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island, Jekyll Island 4-H Center on Jekyll Island and 4-H Tidelands Nature Center. For more on the Georgia 4-H program, go to www.Georgia4H.org.last_img read more

There are plenty of properties to escape to hustle and bustle of Brisbane in the hinterland

first_imgPart of the166 Balmoral Rd, Montville offering which is listed for offers over $2,650,000. Picture: realestate.com.auThe Sunshine Coast hinterland has always been a popular market, and who wouldn’t want to live somewhere surrounded by lush green hills and distant ocean views?And there are plenty of options from every price point.At the high end of the market you can accommodate not only yourself, but more than a dozen of your nearest and dearest.A home at 166 Balmoral Rd, Montville, is listed for offers of more than $2.65 million. 42 Treehaven Way, Maleny is seeking offers of more than $895,000. Picture: realestate.com.auThe four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 5014sq m is listed through RE/MAX Hinterland — Maleny. It has entertainment areas and an in-ground heated lap pool.The home has Sydney blue gum timber floors, timber bench tops in the kitchen, a 5kw solar system, solar hot water and more than 100,000 litres of rain water storage. The property has 18 bedrooms in all. Picture: realestate.com.auClouds of Montville is 10 self-contained apartments and a two-storey, two-bedroom townhouse. Cottages in Montville is four luxury rainforest spa cottages while Montville Day Spa has three massage rooms, a beauty therapy room, sauna and flotation pool. The sale of the property includes all the furniture and fittings.If sharing with that many people isn’t appealing, a home at 42 Treehaven Way, Maleny, is for sale for offers of more than $895,000. 166 Balmoral Rd, Montville comes with its own day spa. Picture: realestate.com.auFor that money you can secure an 18-bedrooms on acreage, with 17 bathrooms and parking for 16 cars.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The property is listed through Trevor Jones of Blue Moon Property — Sunshine Coast. It operates as accommodation known as Clouds of Montville, Cottages in Montville and Montville Day Spa. At the more affordable end of the scale is this Maleny home listed for $435,000. Picture: realestate.com.auAt the cheaper end of the market, a two-bedroom Maleny home is listed for $435,000 through Shane Gierke, Maleny and Hinterland Real Estate — Maleny.The 1920s Queenslander with a sleep-out was moved to its position in the ’80s. It retains many original features, including light fittings, stained glass feature windows and decorative fretwork, while the kitchen and bathroom have been modernised.last_img read more

2013 NFL Preseason Schedule

first_imgBen Roethlisberger, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, poses for photographers, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in central London, Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Pittsburgh Steelers will play against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, on Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)All Times EDTSunday, Aug. 4Dallas vs. Miami at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)WEEK 1Thursday, Aug. 8Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (ESPN)St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m.Washington at Tennessee, 8 p.m.Denver at San Francisco, 9 p.m.Seattle at San Diego, 10 p.m.Friday, Aug. 9NY Jets at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m.Chicago at Carolina, 8 p.m.Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Kansas City at New Orleans, 8 p.m.Dallas at Oakland, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 10NY Giants at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 11Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m.WEEK 2Thursday, Aug. 15Atlanta at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.Carolina at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Friday, Aug. 16Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Oakland at New Orleans, 8 p.m.San Francisco at Kansas City, 8 p.m.Tampa Bay at New England, 8 p.m. (FOX)Saturday, Aug. 17Dallas at Arizona, 4:30 p.m.Tennessee at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.Jacksonville at NY Jets, 7:30 p.m.Green Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Miami at Houston, 8 p.m.Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 18Indianapolis at NY Giants, 8 p.m. (FOX)Monday, Aug. 19Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN)WEEK 3Thursday, Aug. 22New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m. (ESPN)Friday, Aug. 23Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (CBS)Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 24Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m.Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.NY Jets at NY Giants, 7 p.m.Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m.Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m.Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m.St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m. (CBS)San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 25New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. (FOX)Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (NBC)WEEK 4Thursday, Aug. 29Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.Philadelphia at NY Jets, 7 p.m.Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m.NY Giants at New England, 7:30 p.m.Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.Baltimore at St. Louis, 8 p.m.Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.Green Bay at Kansas City, 8 p.m.Houston at Dallas, 8 p.m.Tennessee at Minnesota, 8 p.m.Arizona at Denver, 9 p.m.San Francisco at San Diego, 10 p.m.Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m.last_img read more