Roger Waters Is Considering Performing “The Wall” Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

first_imgThough The Wall was conceived as a societal allegory, it has never been as relevant in America as it is today. Pink Floyd’s 1979 album shows the consequences of a totalitarian regime building a wall, which certainly sounds familiar to today’s political climate.According to a report from EuroNews, bassist Roger Waters is not only aware of this, but is even considering a massive concert of The Wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Waters performed The Wall extensively in 2012, and a recreation of that elaborate performance would most certainly be a welcomed protest.In the article, Waters says, “Before this can happen, there will first need to be an awakening against these far-right policies… The sewers are engorged by greedy and powerful men as I speak to you.”This wouldn’t be the first time that Waters has openly criticized Donald Trump through his music. The Pink Floyd bassist released images comparing Trump to a Nazi during a performance in October, during the song “Pigs (Three Different Ones).” You can watch that video here, which was shared on Inauguration Day.Meanwhile, Waters recently announced a new solo album, which he’ll be supporting with a major world tour. Find out more about the newly announced album here.[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Sierra Boggess on Exiting School of Rock for Phantom

first_img School of Rock – The Musical View Comments Star Files In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Broadway fave Sierra Boggess is saying farewell to the halls of School of Rock’s prestigious prep school Horace Green to once again step into the Paris Opera House as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera—only this time, she will literally be in Paris. Yes, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Angel of Music is swapping one of his hit shows for another. Before Boggess hears the final bell at School of Rock on August 8, we asked her to take’s Exit Interview and tell us what she’ll miss about being part of the faculty.How did you feel when you first got this job?So excited to get to originate such a different type of character than I have played before!How do you feel now that you’re leaving?Bittersweet. I’m excited for the next phase but sad to leave this group of people.What are three words you would use to describe your experience?Joyful, renewed, inspired.What was the easiest thing about this job?Coming to work! There is so much joy on that stage—it is fun to be around.What was the hardest thing?When any of the kids got too big and had to leave. That sucked.  What was the highlight of your time at this job? The kids. Hands down. Doing a show with this many children and being reminded that joy is our birthright.What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? A balance of openness offstage and sternness onstage!What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Be sure to take time to enjoy the process.How do you think you’ve grown?I feel inspired and rejuvenated.Why are you leaving?I am about to sing all in French my favorite role of all time, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera in Paris! What will you miss the most?The people. Always, the people. Sierra Boggess(Photos: Bruce Glikas & Matthew Murphy)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Related Shows Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

Ice-damaged Trees.

first_imgSouthern Pine BeetlesFrom the Piedmont up into the mountains, Dickens said, trees are more vulnerable to Southern pine beetles. These beetles spread fast and can take out huge tracts of pines, so it’s important there to monitor trees and quickly identify any beetle damage.Ice damage to hardwood trees is usually less harmful to the overall health of the tree, Dickens said. Cleanup is still important, though.”You may also want to saw off jagged limb stubs even with the branch collar,” he said. “Or get a qualified arborist to do it. That will make them less inviting to insects and diseases.” Remove the downed trees and branches. This may be the best option for yard trees.Burn them, where that’s possible. In a state where the wildfire threat is high, burning carries some risk, whether you pile up the limbs in your yard or conduct a prescribed burn. In either case, be sure you get a burning permit first from the Georgia Forestry Commission.Spray the remaining trees with an insecticide labeled for pine bark beetles. Get details on the best insecticide treatment from the nearest county office of the UGA Extension Service. In the wake of the recent ice and snow damage to Georgia trees, your best response is to clean up the mess and leave the rest alone.”For pine trees that are bent over from the ice, the rule of thumb is to give them the next growing season to straighten up,” said David Dickens, an Extension Service forester with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Young trees are likely to straighten up, he said. Older, bigger trees, though, may not recover.Old Trees Too Top-heavy”Beyond a certain physiological stage, generally somewhere around 10 to 12 years, pine trees become too top-heavy to straighten up,” he said. “If they haven’t straightened up after a year, it’s best to go ahead and remove them.”Where the weight of the ice snapped off pine limbs and even trees, Dickens said, cleanup is important. The potential for increased beetle activity this summer makes it important to clean up the downed trees and limbs.Pine bark beetles drawn by the resin oozing from damaged trees bore through the trees’ bark and lay eggs underneath. The larvae carve out feeding galleries under the bark and introduce a fungus called blue stain. The feeding and the fungus cause branches and even whole trees to dry out and die.Ips Beetles Major Problem”In the Georgia coastal plain, the major problem is Ips beetles,” he said. “Black turpentine beetles can also be a problem.”Since Ips beetles will move into downed trees and branches and begin spreading from there, he said, you’re left with three choices:last_img read more