Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Hugh Jackman’s Tips for 2016 Tony Host James CordenTony winner James Corden is blatantly going to kill it when he hosts the Tony Awards for the first time on June 12 and four-time Tony emcee Hugh Jackman wishes him well. “This is the most supportive, generous crowd you’ll ever have,” the Wolverine star told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m thrilled for him.” Jackman does, however, have some advice for Corden on keeping the audience inside the Beacon Theatre’s attention: “I highly recommend going out during the commercial break and mucking around with the crowd.” We’re sure that whatever the Carpool Karoke favorite gets up to, he’ll have us eating out of the palm of his hand.Stars in the Alley Date SetOne of the Main Stem’s favorite events, Stars in the Alley, will take place on June 3 at 12:30 PM in Shubert Alley. The free outdoor concert with live music celebrates the end of the 2015-2016 Broadway season and adds to the festivities leading up to the Tony ceremony (with or without Corden chatting to the audience). No word yet on the show’s lineup, but it always consists of performances from this season as well as numbers from current long-running shows. Mark your calendars!Christine Allado & More Join London’s In The HeightsBreathe! New cast members have been added to London’s In The Heights from April 11. Christine Allado (From Here to Eternity) will play Vanessa, with Norma Atallah (The Sound of Music Live!) as Abuela and Jonathan Bishop (The Lion King) as Graffiti Pete (from April 15). Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tuner is running at the King’s Cross Theatre through October 30.R.S.C. Productions to Land in LondonStaying the other side of the pond for a moment, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s upcoming Chichester Festiveal Theatre productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love’s Labour’s Won) will both transfer to the West End. They are scheduled to run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket December 9 through March 18, 2017. Also of note, the R.S.C.’s The Alchemist, Doctor Faustus, Cymbeline and King Lear will play the Barbican (where Benedict Cumberbatch did his triumphant Hamlet) this fall after regional runs.Ariana Grande Taps Jason Robert Brown for MTVWe love how Ariana Grande hasn’t forgotten her Broadway roots in Jason Robert Brown’s 13 ! After the singer sparkled at one of the composer’s concerts earlier this year, it was time for the Tony winner to return the favor…at the MTV Movie Awards! Grande enlisted Brown for her stripped down rendition of “Dangerous Woman” on the April 10 telecast; check out the video here.P.S. Due to overwhelming public demand (surprise!), the Hollywood Bowl’s The Little Mermaid, starring Darren Criss, Sara Bareilles, Tituss Burgess, Rebel Wilson and more has added another date. The show will now play on both June 3 and June 4. Hugh Jackman at the 2014 Tony Awards(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) View Comments
Merritt MelanconUniversity of GeorgiaGardening containers come in more sizes and shapes than they did 30 years ago. But sometimes what you really want simply isn’t there. The answer: make your own containers. It’s easier than you think.LaMont Sudduth has made his own hypertufa planters for years at the Griffin Campus of the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.Manmade Tufa 7. Don’t move your planter yet. But you can decorate it by using a wire brush or sharp-edged tool to carve into the surface. If you want, you can paint outside of the finished pot. 2. Add a handful of concrete reinforcing fibers to this mixture. You can get these fibers at a home center and use them in lieu of chicken wire to add strength to your finished planter. 4. Pour 2 inches of the mix into the bottom of the box and center a smaller box in the larger one. Make sure the space between the inside and outside boxes is at least 2 inches on every side, so your walls will be thick enough to be stable. If you want, you could form the inside of the planter with Styrofoam pieces held together with nails. 1. Mix equal parts of portland cement, perlite and sphagnum moss with water in a wheelbarrow until the mixture is soupy, with the texture of cottage cheese. You can give your pot personality with concrete coloring, shells or bits of colored glass before it sets. 3. Support the walls of a cardboard box with bricks or a wooden support structure. 5. Support the walls of your inside box with dowels and slowly pour your concrete mixture into the space between the boxes. Hypertufa is a manmade substitute for tufa, a porous rock formed as a deposit in limestone springs or streams. Easily carved, shaped and drilled, tufa was widely used in European trough gardens in the early 20th century.Now, though, hypertufa pots aren’t carved from rock. They’re poured using cardboard boxes for a mold and an ultra-light concrete mixture. 6. Let your planter set for 24 hours. Then pull out the inner box. Peel the outer box off the planter. The little hairs sticking out of your pot are the concrete reinforcing fibers. You can remove them with a propane torch. The pots you pour yourself can be shaped any way you want them, he said. They cost less, and they’re light enough to be easily moved.Follow These StepsHere’s an easy way to make a simple hypertufa planter at home. “The solid stone pots are just too expensive, too heavy and too unattainable for most gardeners,” said Sudduth, a UGA CAES horticulture greenhouse supervisor. 8. Let your planter set for at least two weeks before using it. Rinse it out several times to wash away any chemicals in the concrete that could affect your plants.
They face Limerick in the final, who they comprehensively defeated in the provincial decider in July.Premier County coach Mikey Beevans is expecting a closer game this time round.Throw-in for that match on Sunday is at 1.15 and Tipp FM will have full live commentary, with build-up starting just after 1 o’clock. Coverage will be brought to you in association with Gleeson Steel and Engineering.
Fabio Coentrao’s goal gave Portugal a priceless 2-1 victory over Serbia to take his country to the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group I.The Real Madrid left back, playing on the wing on Sunday evening, got on the end of a wicked low Joao Moutinho cross to tap home with ease at the far post.The goal came just moments after Nemanja Matic had equalised with a superb overhead kick which gave Serbia hope they could salvage something from the game.The visitors had fallen behind when veteran Ricardo Carvalho nodded in a free header after a short corner. Fernando Santos’ men are two points ahead of closest challengers Denmark while Serbia languish with just one point from their opening four games.EURO 2016 QUALIFIERSKazakhstan 0 – 3 IcelandCzech Republic 1 – 1 LatviaNetherlands 1 – 1 TurkeyIsrael 0 – 3 WalesAndorra 0 – 3 Bosnia-HerzegovinaBelgium 5 – 0 CyprusMacedonia 1 – 2 BelarusSlovakia 3 – 0 LuxembourgSpain 1 – 0 UkraineGeorgia 0 – 2 GermanyScotland 6 – 1 GibraltarIreland 1 – 1 PolandEngland 4 – 0 LithuaniaSlovenia 6 – 0 San MarinoSwitzerland 3 – 0 EstoniaN.Ireland 2 – 1 FinlandRomania 1 – 0 Faroe IslandsHungary 0 – 0 GreeceLiechtenstein 0 – 5 AustriaMoldova 0 – 2 SwedenMontenegro v Russia (Abandoned)Azerbaijan 2 – 0 MaltaCroatia 5 – 1 NorwayBulgaria 2 – 2 ItalyAlbania 2 – 1 ArmeniaPortugal 2 – 1 Serbia –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith