Up & Coming Weekly

April 16, 2019

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APRIL 17-23, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Why not? Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, tried a new venue for stag- ing an opera on March 30 and 31: un- derwater. "Breathe: A Multidisciplinary Water Opera" featured dancers, per- cussionists, singers, a flute and other orchestra instruments — some above water, some below. Composer and musical director Loren Kiyoshi Demp- ster told WLUK TV he was skeptical at first. "It's been kind of one of the great surprises of my life that you could play cello underwater," he said. A device used by marine biologists to record un- derwater sounds delivered the music above the surface for audience mem- bers. [WLUK, 3/27/2019] Police report On March 29, in a suburb of Stock- holm, Sweden, an off-duty police of- ficer was enjoying a nice sauna when he noticed that another man in the sauna was a fugitive wanted for aggra- vated assault, among other offenses. They recognized each other, police spokesperson Carina Skagerlind told the Associated Press, and "the naked police officer calmly told the man that he should consider himself arrested." The officer called for backup, and "the arrest was undramatic," she added. [Associated Press, 4/2/2019] Awesome! The harsh winter left many city streets around the country riddled with pot- holes, but in Muskegon Heights, Michi- gan, one 12-year-old boy is not waiting for the slow-moving government to fix them. Monte Scott started filling pot- holes around his neighborhood with dirt from his own yard in late March. "I didn't want people messing up their cars like my mom did," Scott told WZZM13. They "would have to pay like $600 to $700 to get their car fixed, they would be mad." His mom, Trinell Scott, said, "That's just the type of kid he is. He's a good kid and there are a lot like him in the community." [WZZM13, 3/31/2019] Oops! Harris County (Texas) Civil Court Judge Bill McLeod, who was sworn in last November, accidentally resigned on April 1, but it wasn't an April Fools' joke. Reuters reported that McLeod shared his plan online to run for the state supreme court without realizing that such an announcement amounts to a resignation, according to the state's constitution. McLeod himself did not comment on the gaffe, but county commissioners may be able to keep him in office until a special elec- tion can be held. [Reuters, 4/2/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, take a few tentative steps forward first before diving wholeheartedly into a situa- tion. It is a good idea to test the waters on any big project before fully submerging. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, don't abandon caring for yourself if your to-do list is a mile long. Figure out a way to devote some attention to yourself and reap the rewards. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a new outlook can help you over- come a problem that's puzzled you. Shift your perceptive for a bit, or even embrace some distractions to clear your mind. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Powerful connections seem to be turning up in all you do lately, Cancer. ese influ- ential people can help you in your career or personal life if you play the right hand. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Don't apologize for putting yourself first this week, Leo. People will respect you more when you set clear boundaries and are forthcoming in your interactions. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Honesty is one of your foremost qualities, Virgo. Others appreciate this and will look to you for guidance. Express your thoughts while keeping others in mind. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, it's only been a few months but you are on track to meet long-term goals. Keep up the good work and don't be surprised when oth- ers notice and acknowledge your progress. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Everyone wants a piece of you this week, Scor- pio. You might feel like you're getting pulled in a million different directions. Embrace this, but make sure you don't get swept away. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, without an efficient system in place, you may seem like you're spinning in too many directions. You might need to outsource some work. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 e truth shall set you free, Capricorn. It could take a while to get to the heart of the matter, but all of your effort will prove well worth it in the long run. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, tr y new things and embrace activities even if it means going out of your comfort zone. It can be scar y to break out of routine, but you'll be glad once you do. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, find a way to unwind in the days ahead. A hectic schedule is just about to clear up, and you have earned some much- needed rest and relaxation. Question: e CW picked up "Super- girl" after cancellation, any chance they would do the same with "Gotham?" — Bobbie Matt Roush: Since e CW is pretty much a comic book/ superhero net- work now with very few exceptions — and those best exceptions ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Jane the Virgin") are on their last legs. But the circum- stances are different. CBS dispatched "Supergirl" to e CW after just one season, while "Gotham" has had a full five-season run that was designed to take the story to where young Bruce Wayne evolves into the Caped Cru- sader, at which point it's no longer an origin story. is end point was decided upon by the show's creative team in announcing a final season a year ago. So I don't see it resurfacing anywhere unless it takes a decidedly different form. Question: We watch NBC's "Super- store" every week and enjoy it a lot. However, we've always wondered if the show is taped at an actual store or on a soundstage. It's very realistic! — Ray Matt Roush: Ah, the magic of TV, and the craft of superior production design. e pilot episode of "Super- store" was indeed reportedly filmed in a repurposed Kmart store. But once the show was ordered to series, the expansive Cloud 9 set was designed on soundstages on the Universal lot. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Shrill" for giving voice to Aidy Bryant's charms. In Hulu's ad- aptation of Lindy West's memoir, the SNL standout is a beautiful portrait of heartache, humor and chutzpah as a plus-size writer determined to become comfortable in her own skin. Jeers to Apple for barely planting the seeds of its TV future. At the tech gi- ant's unveiling of their new streaming service, we heard a lot about their stars (Oprah! Aniston! Momoa!) but saw nothing of their actual programs. Nor was there an official launch date. How are we supposed to set an alarm on our iPhones so we can watch these things on our iPads?!

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