HOBOKEN BRIEFS

first_img ×Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson sent his representative Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer Kevin R. Cooke, Jr., to CODE IT, a nonprofit helping young adults in the Hoboken Housing Authority learn to code. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson sent his representative Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer Kevin R. Cooke, Jr., to CODE IT, a nonprofit helping young adults in the Hoboken Housing Authority learn to code. Don’t miss the festival Sunday!On Sunday, Sept. 24, thousands of people will attend the free Hoboken Arts & Music Festival. The festival takes place all day long along Washington Street from Eighth Street to Fourteenth Street.The festival is celebrating its 24th anniversary. It will have more than 250 vendors this year, including artists, crafters, painters, photographers, local businesses, food, and non profits.Families will be able to enjoy a variety of children’s activities, as the festival will have a dedicated children’s section from Thirteenth Street to Fourteenth Street and there are two stages for musical performances on Eighth Street and Thirteenth Street.For more information on the festival look at last week’s front page article “Fair heads uptown again.” center_img Multiple endorsements are in for multiple Hoboken mayoral hopefuls5th Ward Councilman Peter Cunningham endorsed Council President Jen Giattino for her mayoral run this Thursday, Sept. 21, in an email. Cunningham is one of the co-chairs of her campaign, according to fellow endorser Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher.“I believe Jen Giattino, is best suited to lead Hoboken now as Mayor,” wrote Cunningham. “I give her my enthusiastic, unqualified endorsement. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with all the major mayoral candidates over the last several years, and while they all have their strengths, none is more ready, none is as ready to lead Hoboken.”3rd Ward Councilman Michael Russo was scheduled to publicly endorse freeholder and mayoral candidate Anthony Romano as Hoboken’s next mayor on Friday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. by the Ninth Street Light Rail Station.“Today’s decision to endorse Anthony Romano for mayor of Hoboken, along with his slate of council candidates, is the best decision we can make,” said Russo in the press release. “Anthony demonstrates tremendous leadership skills and I have full confidence in his abilities to be a great mayor.On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Hoboken 4th Ward Councilman and former Assemblyman Ruben Ramos endorsed mayoral candidate and fellow councilman Mike DeFusco for mayor, along with his council slate, in the upcoming November election.“Mike DeFusco is the only candidate running for mayor who truly understands what makes Hoboken so special – the people who live here,” said Ramos in the press release. “Mike is a valued colleague of mine on the City Council and a tireless advocate for his constituents. As mayor, I know he will fight hard for everyone. I’m proud to support Mike DeFusco and his entire team.”North end redevelopment community meeting will be Sept. 28The city will host the first community workshop as part of the community planning process for the North End Redevelopment Plan on Sept. 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Wallace School gymnasium, located at 1100 Willow Ave.The area was declared an area in need of rehabilitation in 2013 and is generally north of the Fourteenth Street viaduct between Park Avenue and the palisades and is bounded to the north by the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail tracks.The city is now developing a redevelopment plan for the North End in order to determine land uses, development patterns, transportation and transit solutions, and flood mitigation appropriate for the area.Donate to hurricane reliefCouncilman Ruben Ramos along with the Hoboken Housing Authority, and Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc will collect supplies for communities in Puerto Rico affected by hurricanes.Donations can be dropped off Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 221 Adams Street.For more information contact Ramos at (201) 401-7947.New art exhibit at hob’art co-operative galleryAn opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for new hob’art gallery exhibit M&Ms.M&Ms is an exhibition of exciting new art by two hob’art artists Meredeth Turshen and Miriam Untoria.The exhibit opened Friday Sept. 22 at 720 Monroe St. and will run until Oct. 14.Gallery Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call (201) 319-1504. Board meeting scheduled and dockets opened on Hoboken train crashDockets for the fatal Sept. 29, 2016 NJ Transit crash in Hoboken were opened to the public on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as part of its ongoing investigation. The dockets contain only the factual information collected by NTSB investigators.“The docket does not provide analysis, findings, recommendations or probable cause determinations, and as such, no conclusions about how or why an accident occurred should be drawn from the information in the docket,” states the release.The probable causes, findings and recommendations, will be discussed and voted upon at a board meeting and published in a final report, which won’t be until the first quarter of 2018.According to the press release, the NTSB is also preparing a Special Investigation Report focused on the findings from the NJ Transit accident that will include recommendations based on those findings.According to the press release the special investigation report is similar to an accident report in that it reports and analyzes facts, draws conclusions, and makes recommendations. It differs from accident reports in that it usually involves more than one accident investigation and includes briefs of the accidents as well as probable cause.The NTSB has scheduled the board meeting on the special investigation report for Feb. 6, 2018, in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, beginning 9:30 a.m.A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/ .The dockets for the NJ Transit commuter rail collision and a Long Island Rail Road collision are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xRuhv and https://go.usa.gov/xRuh6.Mayoral candidate and council president Jen Giattino endorses Board of Education slateCouncil President and mayoral hopeful Jen Giattino endorsed the Hoboken Proud slate of incumbent Sharyn Angley and fellow candidates a Melanie Tekirian and Chetali Khanna for election to the Hoboken Board of Education.“I supported Sharyn and her running mates three years ago and I’ve been extremely pleased with the continued positive change in the Hoboken Public Schools,” said Giattino in a press release. “Hoboken Proud is certainly an appropriate reflection of how we should all feel about the job that’s being done by Superintendent Christine Johnson and the current Board of Education.”Tekirian, Khanna, and Angley are three of the seven candidates officially running for three Board of Education Trustee seats. The other candidates are incumbent Peter Biancamano, local activist Patricia Waiters, Lauren Eagle, and Anne Marie Schreiber. New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik to appear at Little City Books on Oct. 4New Yorker writer, best-selling author and master storyteller Adam Gopnik will spin yarns from his new memoir “At the Strangers’ Gate” about New York City in the 1980s – romance, insight, art, and cockroaches – on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at Little City Books, 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken.Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now.Seating is limited, and to reserve a place you must purchase a copy of the book online ( http://www.littlecitybooks.com/event/author-adam-gopnik-strangers-gate-arrivals-new-york) or in the store.Edgewater zoning hearing is Oct. 18 on plan for former Hess terminal615 River Road Partners will appear before Edgewater’s Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 18 to present a redevelopment proposal for two tracts on which the developer hopes to build a 1,873-unit mixed use complex on the site with five 18- to 25-foot residential towers and 60,000 square feet of retail.The projects will require multiple variances, including height, density and land use.According to local media reports, the 18.7-acre site at 615 River Road, one of the last vestiges of Edgewater’s industrial past, is the state’s largest undeveloped waterfront property north of Hoboken.Meanwhile, the borough council formally authorized the acquisition of the former Hess terminal on Sept. 18, paving the way for the borough to seize the site for public space.The town announced plans in July to acquire the land either through purchase or eminent domain.The borough has allocated $25 million to buy the 18.7-acre site despite threats from the property’s owner, 615 River Road Partners, that it will vehemently fight the effort.last_img read more

Read More

Versatile Katherine Jenkins and O.C. Pops: Perfect Together

first_imgOpera and classical songstress Katherine Jenkins will appear with the Ocean City Pops on Aug. 11. (London Express Photo) By TIM KELLYKatherine Jenkins is a classical music icon, and someone who is very accomplished performing many other different types of music.That attribute gives Jenkins much in common with the versatile Ocean City Pops Orchestra.It also makes fans wonder if they can expect pretty much anything when the Welsh-born mezzo soprano crossover star and the Pops team up Aug. 11 at the Ocean City Music Pier.“I hope so,” Jenkins said with a giggle during a phone interview on Thursday. “The aim is to have a nice evening of great music. We will touch on opera and classical, pop, Broadway and more.”She admits most of her set list is not yet finalized, but that it won’t matter.“I’m confident in the Orchestra, that (the Pops) will adapt to what I hope to sing.”The 39-year-old native of Neath Port Talbot, Wales, is probably best known to American audiences as the runner-up in the 14th season of the blockbuster ABC reality show and ballroom dancing competition “Dancing With the Stars” in 2014.She has also been a model, television actress, environmental champion, fundraiser for cancer research and entertainer of British troops stationed in war zones.Jenkins brings all that diverse talent to the Ocean City Music Pier on Sunday, Aug. 11 for her 7:30 p.m. show.Tickets, ranging in price from $40 to $70, may be purchased online at www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, at Welcome Centers and City Hall, at the Music Pier’s box office at Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk, or by calling 609-399-6111.In her native country, Jenkins is the most prolific and top-selling classical music artist in history.She has a string of 12 consecutive albums that reached No. 1 on the British classical music charts and earned more than eight million album sales.She also was named the top classical performer of the last 25 years by Classic FM, one of the UK’s three independent national radio stations.Katherine Jenkins with partner Mark Ballas in the show “Dancing With the Stars.” (YouTube photo)Classically trained at England’s Royal Academy of Music, Jenkins gained national attention at home as a 23-year-old vocalist during Pope John Paul II’s Silver Jubilee at Westminster Cathedral in London before running off her string of hit albums.She also endeared herself to her UK fans by performing for British troops in Afghanistan, and for running and finishing the London Marathon to raise funds for cancer research to honor her late father, Selwyn, who died of lung cancer when Jenkins was a teenager.She also was acclaimed for performing on the British Broadcasting Company’s “Saving Planet Earth” for the benefit of the BBC’s Wildlife Fund.With all of those accomplishments before the age of 30, Jenkins could have contented herself with being one of the biggest stars and most popular celebrities in Great Britain. Instead, she headed to the United States and landed a singing gig on “Dancing With the Stars” before being selected to appear on the show as a contestant the following season.“That honestly terrified me, because it was so far out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I thought that I was going to be the first contestant eliminated, and each week always thought I was going to be (voted off the show).”Instead, Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas rolled up some of the highest scores ever achieved at that point in the series, including a perfect score of 30 in her finals appearance. She and Ballas were narrowly defeated by former NFL star Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd for the coveted mirror ball trophy, but that hardly mattered, she said.“(DWTS) was really the thing that put me over as a performer and gave me a new level of confidence and personal growth. It was an incredible four months I will never forget.”Other high-profile performances included at the London Olympics, the Euro 2016 soccer championships and Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday party.One of Jenkins’ goals as a performer has been to make classical music more accessible and enjoyable to a wider audience, she noted.Katherine Jenkins receives her medal from Prince Charles. (BBC Photo)“If any of that happens, that is great because (wider acceptance of classical music) is something I have set out to do,” she said.One way she tries to accomplish this is through new arrangements she characterizes as “pop treatments of classical music.”Jenkins was given the title of Order of the British Empire, an order of civility similar to knighthood, in 2014 in recognition of her charity work and accomplishments as a performer. She joined such Welsh entertainment icons as Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey who have received similar recognition.“Obviously that is a huge honor and one I hope to continue (to live up to),” she said. “Just an incredible thrill.”Since then, she added the roles of wife and mother, marrying American artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas and giving birth to daughter Aaliyah Reighn in 2015 and son Xander Levitas last year.Her latest album, “Guiding Light,” is a homage to her current station in life.“It’s not quite as happy as some of my previous albums, because I’m in a different place,” she said. “A place where I need to express gratitude.”She included a song she wrote for her son, a lullaby.“This is something that he enjoys hearing now, but will probably be mortified about when he’s 17,” she said laughing.Despite the pride Jenkins feels for her Welsh and UK heritage, both children were born here to become automatic U.S. citizens, and she says they will be raised here, sparking a friendly rivalry with her spouse.“If my husband hears my daughter’s British accent he will say it might be ‘to-mah-to’ across the ocean but here in Long Island it’s ‘to-may-to,’” she said, with a laugh.There is no doubt, however, where the family is settling and where the couple’s kids will be raised, Jenkins remarked.“(The U.S.A.) is just an amazing place, and this is where we will be, where we’re building our family.”And that means discovering new places, such as Ocean City, which she will be visiting for the first time.“We love the East Coast, and I’m really looking forward to this show,” Jenkins said. “I’ve heard good things and I’m quite excited to be coming to Ocean City.”In recent years, Jenkins added the roles of wife and mom to her resume. (London Mirror Photo)last_img read more

Read More

INTERVIEW: Papadosio’s ‘Earth Night’ Organizer Jason Takahashi Talks Political Engagement

first_imgEarth Night has been a staple of Papadosio’s touring calendar for the better part of a decade. This year, the seventh-annual celebration is set to take place in Chicago at Concord Music Hall on Saturday, December 16th, and will feature performances by host band Papadosio as well as Dirtwire (featuring David Satori of Beats Antique) and Lapa (also known as Ilya Goldberg of Emancipator). It was also recently announced that Concord Music Hall will host a pre-party on Friday, December 15th, with Papadosio performing a Live PA set along with support from Zombie Mañana. Tickets for Earth Night on Saturday, December 16th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. Pre-party tickets for Friday night can be purchased here.Earth Night 2017 Promo Video[via The Earth Night Network]2017 has been particularly special for the renowned jamtronica act Papadosio. This summer, the band performed their second-ever headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, marking yet another major success in the band’s consistent upward trajectory within the scene. The Asheville, North Carolina-based progressive space rock act’s fanbase is consistently growing, and it’s no secret why. In addition to their beyond-tight and characteristic fusion of the jam and electronic music, the group’s dedication to giving back—both to fans and to causes they care deeply about—is unparalleled.Unsurprisingly, Earth Night’s mission of “Music – Tech – Art – Action” will be ever-present at this year’s highly anticipated event. As is the Papadosio way, the group has adopted a powerful ethos for the annual event, treating fans to dialed-in musical performances by socially conscious artists while also hoping to empower attendees to make a difference in this constantly changing world. Tickets for Earth Night on Saturday, December 16th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. Pre-party tickets for Friday night can be purchased here.Ahead of this blowout event, Live For Live Music was able to chat with event organizer and producer Jason Takahashi about the importance of staying engaged and fighting for important causes, and specifically, those related to the pressing matter of global climate change. Takahashi, also known as “Taka,” worked as the producer of Papadosio’s visual show between 2012 through 2016, in addition to organizing the first-ever Earth Night back in 2009. Read on to see our conversation with Jason “Taka” Takahashi and see what he had to say about Earth Night’s mission this year.Live For Live Music: Over the last seven years, Earth Night has become a staple of the Papadosio touring calendar. Regardless of what city the event takes place in, Dosio always headlines. Why is this event so important to you?Jason Takahashi: Well, it’s a tradition the band and I started when Sam Brouse and I were undergrad students in upstate New York at Skidmore College in 2009. I think over the years, it just evolved into a way to host a special event around the holidays and catch up with a lot of friends, while also paying respects to the world that sustains us and the things we often overlook in our busy lives. I’m glad the guys have continued to enjoy playing it and hosting it with me. A good example of a small seed coming to life and growing throughout the years.L4LM: When looking at an event like Earth Night as a celebration of this beautiful planet, it’s hard not to think about the changes necessary for a more peaceful and unified existence. There is plenty of negativity out there, but also, clearly, positives as well. Where do we stand in 2017?JT: Most days, it seems like humanity is on the verge of breakthrough and breakdown. Science and technology are constantly discovering new horizons, while many of our institutions and cultural norms are seemingly being broken down. When Earth Night started, it was a part of a political science thesis project I put together—I basically sought to connect ancestral intelligence with artificial intelligence under the premise that our future can’t be written without really understanding more about our past. While I still find that very much to be true in regards to lost ancestral and indigenous knowledge of the Earth, there’s almost no time to spare in addressing and standing up to the direct environmental threats to our world and lives. It seems we have the tools and knowledge, but not the consensus about how to move forward. As artists, we’re constantly trying to understand how to establish that connection.“We Can Always Come Back” from Atlanta Earth Night 2015[via The Earth Night Network]L4LM: When thinking about Earth and the climate, inevitably, politics come into play. In the music world—specfically when artists get behind various causes—people get easily agitated, calling for artists to “keep the politics out of music.” But, the spirit of rock and roll and music in general has always been closely tied to such issues. What are your thoughts on how an artist should tread on these hot topics, whether it be in their actual music or the causes they get behind?JT: It’s definitely a slippery path for an artist to stake out some political ground, and I think it depends on each artist. I’m constantly inspired by artists who go out of their way to give a voice or lend their support back to their respective communities. Giving back is always a welcome gesture, which Earth Night and Papadosio have tried to do every year since its inception. However, when it comes to creating awareness or conversation around difficult topics in our political sphere, I think it’s good to pick your battles and commit to a cause.For us, it’s largely been making ourselves heard and protecting this planet for future generations of humans, animals, and plants alike. This year, we will focus our efforts on supporting the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) because they are spearheading legal battles to protect us and our planet from the catastrophic consequences of climate change. You could say it’s a way of shielding ourselves from some of the more difficult discussions, but every single other political issue will be exasperated by this single conflict that we face, so it must be met head on.L4LM: With the current administration recently proposing legislation to roll back the Clean Power Plan and end various emissions regulations on the coal industry, it makes one wonder why it is so difficult to end the use of coal and move forward with renewable energies such as solar, wind, ocean waves, and geothermal heat. Is this a war on science and common sense for the love of money?JT: The current administration is less of a representation of average Americans and more so a game of monopoly for old-world business tycoons and conglomerates. Scott Pruitt is dismantling the EPA piece by piece and sacrificing the work of the hundreds of willing public servants, scientists, and innovators of the last administration. I don’t expect this to last very long, as it seems like the last gasping breaths of a dying industry—but it just so happens to have terrible timing. It’s a further reminder that people need to vote in the 2018 midterms and stop people like Pruitt, a man who sued the EPA over a dozen times on behalf of dirty energy companies, from ever stepping foot in a confirmation hearing. Nevertheless, incredible clean-power solutions are becoming more mainstream than ever before. While this election has definitely been one of the harshest setbacks for both civil rights and environmental regulations, I hope we can transmute our disgust into action and really start to get our generation involved in the renovating of the Republic.L4LM: How do you think we keep fighting the good fight in a positive fashion, without all of the divisiveness?JT: The biggest thing for me, personally, has been the work I’ve been doing with kids recently. I took a position last year teaching technology classes around the Denver Public School district, and it’s given me a lot of hope and courage to keep fighting on behalf of the next generation while trying to pass on some of the values I find important. I think continuing to uncover the possibilities in the arts and technology is one of the great unifying factors as well. It brings people of all walks together to dig deeper into what we’re truly capable of and what our collective purpose might be.L4LM: We appreciate your time and thoughtful responses, Jason. Best of luck with Earth Night this year!* Jason specializes in live concert visual production, digital content creation, event production, artist management, and K-12 technology education. Check him out at www.JasonTakahashi.com.Tickets for Earth Night on Saturday, December 16th are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. Pre-party tickets for Friday night can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.[cover photo courtesy of Keith Griner @ Phierce Photo]Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets + More Below!last_img read more

Read More

PSG boss backs Neymar, Mbappe after UCL final loss

first_imgParis Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel defended his 400 million euro strike force of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after they were unable to find a way past Bayern Munich in their 1-0 Champions League final loss on Sunday. PSG’s Qatari owners spent a combined 402 million euros ($474m) on the pair in 2017 to win this competition. However, they struggled to impose themselves on the German giants who have now won Europe’s top prize on six occasions. Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, ended the night with a yellow card and in floods of tears. “We want Neymar and Kylian to score but we can’t ask for it all the time,” said Tuchel. “I am proud because ‘Ney’ still had a match with an incredible capacity, he showed his mentality. “For Kylian it was difficult, he suffered a serious injury, missed a lot of training. It was a miracle that he was with us at all.” Mbappe had a great chance to score but shot straight at goalkeeper Manuel Neuer just before half-time. As it was, Kingsley Coman, for whom PSG was his boyhood club, grabbed the only goal in the second half. “I am convinced that if we had scored the first goal, we’d win the game 1-0,” added Tuchel. “I had the impression that the first goal would decide the fate of this final.” Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Read Also: Davies ‘hungry’ for more success at Bayern Munich He added: “We have to keep this quality to continue on this road.” But will he still be in charge when PSG open their new season in the coming week? “I have a contract, I don’t know anything else.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Read More

Five top class London venues for networking focused Betting on Sports

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Sportito gets green light to expand into Mexico January 9, 2020 SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019 Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September) will deliver an unrivalled source of networking and business opportunities across five top class London venues.Starting with a pre-registration event at Hilton Olympia Hotel on Tuesday 12 September, which includes networking drinks and Champions League football, #boscon2017 delegates can take advantage of the full industry gathering with numerous opportunities to learn from the brightest minds, generate new business leads and reignite existing relationships.Following the first full day at Olympia Conference Centre on Wednesday 13 September, a venue chosen in part for its lively 1,768 sqm networking and exhibition area, there will be networking drinks from 16:30 to 19:00 before the 1,200 senior executives in attendance move on to one of two spectacular capital city venues.The world class Altitude 360, located on the 29th floor of Westminster’s tallest building, has been selected as the host venue for the official networking party on Wednesday 13 September, while Skyloft, another of the amazing Altitude London venues in Millbank Tower, has also been booked by SBC Events for its renowned dinners on the same night.It’s back to Olympia for the second full day on Thursday 14 September, where delegates can continue to execute an organised networking and conference schedule via the official Betting on Sports app, available for download via iOS and Android (Please note: Download links only work on your phone). There is no need to chase people up if you’ve set aside meeting times and places with the right people for your business, all from your mobile phone.The fifth and final venue for this year’s event will be Under the Bridge, a nightclub positioned underneath Stamford Bridge, the home of reigning Premier League champions Chelsea FC. Roman Abramovich’s favourite London venue, recently refurbished at a cost of £30 million, will host the official closing party on Thursday 14 September.Mark McGuinness, Chief Marketing Officer at BetOlimp, said: “Betting on Sports is the only go-to marquee event for sports betting globally. Full stop. It’s a must attend event.”Riccardo Mittiga, CEO at ASAP Italia, added: “It’s the best opportunity in the UK to meet the leaders in the betting and sports industry for networking and business opportunities.”Right now, tickets for the event are available at a fantastic 25% Group Discount when buying 3 or more – get them HERE.Betting on Sports is organised by SBC Events, part of the SBC Global group of companies which works with industry leaders to develop the sports and sports betting industries. Services include news coverage, knowledge creation, marketing and product consultancy, conferences, seminars and industry awards.last_img read more

Read More

Ballet Northwest Showcase: Young Choreographers set to Delight Audience at SPSCC

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Ballet NorthwestFor the seventh year, young choreographers from Olympia’s Ballet Northwest will surprise and delight the audience at the Young Choreographers Showcase (YCS) on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on the South Puget Sound Community College campus.Ballet Northwest created YCS in 2012 to allow Company dancers to explore creativity and leadership in dance and create their own choreography. “As our dancers became more and more comfortable with different dance styles they started to show an interest in choreography. We created the Showcase to give these dancers the opportunity to stage their creativity,” said Ken Johnson, Co-Artistic Director at Ballet Northwest.At the event, the audience will encounter a variety of styles of dance, including ballet, modern dance, and jazz. Choreographers get to take advantage of professional lighting and costumes.This year YCS will showcase original productions from 16 choreographers including three Ballet Northwest alumna; Sunny Swasey attends the University of Utah, Audrey Wright attends Cornish College of the Arts and Victoria Aukland attends the University of Washington.To participate in the event, dancers had to apply, indicate the style of music they would use as well as how many dancers they would need to stage their production. The Johnsons and other teachers mentored the students throughout the creative process as well as at rehearsals. “We provided guidance and would pop into rehearsals to make sure things were going well and progressing. We’ve discovered that this process is a great leadership opportunity for the students. They have to manage rehearsal times, make sure dancers are available and take charge of their peers,” said Josie Johnson, Co-Artistic Director at Ballet NorthwestKen Johnson added, “It is exciting to see the amazing quality of work that these local, young choreographers produce. Audiences are continually blown away by the choreographers’ imagination coming to life on the stage.”Tickets are $15 (plus $3 Washington Center service fee) and can be purchased at www.olytix.org or by calling 360-753-8586.last_img read more

Read More