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The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows In Celebration Of Disintegration 30th

first_img The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows cure-play-exclusive-sydney-shows-celebration-disintegration-30th-anniversary Facebook The band will play four exclusive dates at the Sydney Opera House in Australia as a part of Vivid LIVE Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 19, 2019 – 2:41 pm GRAMMY-nominated band the Cure is celebrating 30 years of their timeless Disintegration album with a series of special shows in Australia. The band will perform “Pictures Of You,” “Lovesong” and the rest of the classic album exclusively at the Sydney Opera House as a part of their Vivid LIVE programming celebrating music with curated performances May 24–28. The band previously played Vivid LIVE in 2011 with performances of Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith . Twitter The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows In Celebration Of ‘Disintegration’ 30th Anniversary center_img Email News “We are delighted to be returning to @SydOperaHouse for four exclusive performances only at #VividLIVE this May celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disintegration,” the Cure tweeted. The band will also play seldom B-side performances, curated catalog cuts and perform with “evocative visual backdrops,” at the shows according to the Opera House. Disintegration has several well-loved fan favorites, and in a 2017 interview with the Recording Academy, video director Tim Pope, who has directed Cure videos including “Friday I’m In Love” and “Just Like Heaven” talked about why “Lullaby” is one of their many great songs:”That song was particularly lurid and vivid,” says Pope, “and it’s got one of my favorite lines: ‘And I feel like I’m being eaten/By a thousand million shivering furry holes.’ My god, where can you go wrong with a line like that?”RELATED: The Cure’s Robert Smith on “Lullaby”Pope directed the video for the song, which won Best British Video at the 1990 Brit Awards and shows front man Robert Smith in the likeness of Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands. Information on how to attain tickets for the exclusive Sydney performances can be found on the opera house website.  Greta Van Fleet Join GRAMMY Elite: “It’s A Massive Compliment”Read morelast_img read more

No Easy Answer To Growing Number Of Stray Dogs In The US

first_imgDogs rescued from floodwater wait to be transferred to a shelter after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017 in Orange, Texas.Author Peter Zheutlin never wanted a dog, let alone a rescue. He had always believed, as a lot of people do, that rescue dogs are damaged goods.Now Zheutlin can’t imagine life without a dog, and he’s become so driven by the issue of stray dogs that he’s written two books about it. He tells Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins the number of stray dogs has “cascaded out of control” in some parts of the U.S.“People are often very often surprised when I tell them that the picture … of dogs running on highways and so forth, this is not just a third world problem — that exists here in the United States,” says Zheutlin, author of the new book, Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. There are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates about 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year.While Zheutlin makes the case for adopting dogs that are abandoned, he also acknowleges there is no easy answer to the problem. He says the supply of stray dogs greatly outweighs the demand.In Houston, Texas, alone, there are more than 1 million stray dogs, according to the city’s pet shelter, BARC. After Hurricane Harvey hit this summer, thousands of dogs were rescued from floodwaters.“These shelters, they’re dealing with an incredibly difficult problem where they may have a shelter that can hold 100 dogs, and every week a hundred more strays are coming in,” Zheutlin says. “And where do they go?”The no-kill movement has contributed to the population growth, as the number of dogs and cats that are euthanized has decreased from 20 million to 3 million each year. As NPR previously reported, there are nearly 14,000 shelters and pet rescue groups in the U.S. that acquire almost 8 million animals each year.Stray dogs also present safety issues when they roam in packs, causing traffic accidents, attacking residents and spreading disease. WHO estimates nearly 55,000 people die from rabies every year.Spay and neuter laws that vary by state have also driven the increase of abandoned dogs, especially in more rural, southern states.“The South still has a lot of work to do with spay-neuter laws, and getting people to feel that pets are more companions and parts of their family than yard dogs or that kind of thing,” Laurie McCannon, director of Northeast Animal Shelter in Massachusetts, told NPR in 2015.Several city and local governments have adopted mandatory spay-neuter ordinances, but Zheutlin points out that the stray animal issue is low on the priority list for some cash-strapped cities.“This problem has escalated to the point where it would take decades of a concentrated spay-neuter program in a city like Houston to begin to reduce the numbers,” he says. “The shelters are not often high priorities for governments either when they’ve got competing demands from the school department, the police department, the fire department, parks, sanitation. Who speaks for the dogs?”According the ASPCA, approximately 1.6 million dogs are adopted from U.S. shelters each year, but 34 percent of dogs obtained as pets still come from breeders.Many adopted dogs come from difficult circumstances, Zheutlin says, which means they could suffer from separation anxiety, barking and a lack of socialization skills. Critics of the no-kill movement say some dogs are just not fit for adoption.“At some point, you begin to adopt out animals that have serious health issues or serious temperament issues that you should not,” Patti Strand, director of the National Animal Interest Alliance, an organization that represents dog breeders, told NPR in 2014.While rescue dogs can present challenges, rehabilitation programs have led to an increase in the percentage of animals adopted, according to the ASPCA. Zheutlin suggests obtaining references before working with a rescue organization.“Those organizations work hard to make sure these dogs are socialized and ready to be placed in a home,” he says. “In the vast vast majority of cases they are so ready to be loved, and to love back dogs, I think, draw us out of our own heads and [can] help us to live more in the moment.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more