Musical groups – Pinehurst Kids Sat, 08 Jan 2022 03:17:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Musical groups – Pinehurst Kids 32 32 Events and activities that will take place this weekend on January 8 and 9 Sat, 08 Jan 2022 00:54:09 +0000

(WETM) – Not many events happen in the Twin Tiers, but here are some local places and some events to visit this weekend.

Men’s Ice Hockey Elmira College vs University of Norwich

For those who wish to cheer on the Elmira College ice hockey team, they will play Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at the First Arena.

Encore Kickin ‘Rocks Kahuna’s at Elmira

The musical group Still Kickin ‘will perform at Kahuna’s Bar in Elmira on Saturday starting at 8 p.m.

The group performed at Kahuna’s before the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are happy to be back to entertain for the evening.

Kahuna’s can be found at 416 Luce St.

Museums that will be open on weekends

The Rockwell Museum

The Rockwell Museum is a great place for anyone looking to learn a bit of American history. The museum offers a varied selection of artefacts from paintings, Native American objects, etc.

The museum is family owned and located in Corning at 111 Cedar St., with hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $ 11.50 for adults 18-62, $ 10.50 for 62 and over, AAA and military, students and local residents $ 5.50, children 17 and under, and Corning Community College students are free.

Corning Glass Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass will be open this weekend and will be another amazing place for those who have never been or have not been at the museum for a long time.

The museum’s glass collection is like no other, and with different events changing all the time, there is always something new to see.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tickets to be purchased in advance.

Prices are $ 20 for adults, $ 17 for seniors and students, $ 10 for local residents, and children under 17 are always free.

National Museum of Flight

For those interested in theft, there is the National Soaring Museum.

Located at 51 Soaring Hill Dr., Harris Hill, Elmira, there’s bound to be something for everyone in the museum’s vast selection of gliders dating back to the 1800s.

This is a great opportunity to visit the museum’s dollhouse and miniature exhibit where you can find a large collection of unique dollhouses on display at the museum for a limited time during their opening hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Tickets for the museum cost $ 9 for adults, $ 8 for those 60 and over, and $ 5 for youth ages 7 to 18.

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center

For those interested in military aircraft, the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is the place for you.

Located at 339 Daniel Zenker Drive in Horseheads, the center strives to educate anyone in the Southern Tier, Pennsylvania and beyond, through formal and informal education programs in science, math and engineering.

The center has a collection of airplanes that should not be missed for anyone interested in military history or just for airplane enthusiasts.

Admission tickets are $ 7 for adults, $ 5.50 for those 62 and over, $ 4.50 for children six to 17, and children under six are free. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

5 Events To Visit Near Lancaster County This Weekend From The PA Farm Show To The Golden Retriever Open House | Entertainment Thu, 06 Jan 2022 10:00:00 +0000

There are many ways to celebrate the Lancaster County event scene this weekend.

There is a flea market in Leola for those who like a bargain, a spoken word / comedy / poetry event in Zoetropolis and, of course, the PA Farm Show opening this weekend.

Here are five events to visit in and around Lancaster County this weekend.

Local flea market

The Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Association will be holding a weekly indoor flea market and garage sale starting this Saturday. Items for sale include vintage Pyrex, antiques, crafts, books, collectibles and more.

More information: Saturday January 8 from 7 am to 1 pm | War Memorial Hall of Veterans Affairs, 54 W. Main St., Leola | Cost: Free entry and parking | More information: Call 717-656-6154

PA Farm Show

Pennsylvania will open its 106th Farm Show starting this weekend, with the theme “Harvesting More”. Some interesting events this weekend include homemade cake contests, a honey extraction demonstration, a demonstration with Pennsylvania’s Second Lady Giselle Fetterman, and several presentations from well-known chefs, farmers and businesses. The PA Farm Show continues through Saturday, January 15.

More information: Saturday January 8 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday January 9 from 8 am to 7 pm | Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg | Cost: Free entry | More information

Golden Retriever Open House

The Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue will be hosting an open house where people can meet the dogs ready for adoption. All participants are required to wear masks.

More information: Saturday January 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds | Cost: Free entry | More information

TCP Laughs Comedy & Variety Show

The Cultured Professional will host an evening of entertainment shows ranging from comedians to spoken word poets to musical artists. Performers include Ashley Pontius, CJ Brown and R&B group Swimgood, which have just been nominated as a nominee for Best R & B / Soul Group / Artist of 2021 for the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame awards.

More information: Saturday January 8 at 8 p.m. | Zoetropolis Stillhouse Cinema, 112 N. Water St., Lancaster | Cost: $ 25 | More information

Big Fat Meanies Night Out

Lancaster-based ska group Big Fat Meanies will celebrate the release of their latest effort, “Bad Hand,” with a performance that will also feature pop-punk band Carousel Kings and progressive indie band Stillflow. “Bad Hand” recently received a nomination for “Best Album of the Year” for the Central Pennsylvania Hall of Fame awards. Learn more about Big Fat Meanies with this recent interview here.

More information: Saturday January 8 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. | Phantom Power, 121 W. Frederick St., Millersville | Cost: $ 10 in advance, $ 15 the day of | 21+ | More information

How “David Byrne’s American Utopia” Created an “Unplugged” Show Tue, 04 Jan 2022 22:44:52 +0000

A first performance by American Utopia: Unplugged.
Photo: Shira Friedman

When the first wave of the coronavirus hit New York City in early 2020, it closed Broadway indefinitely. The doors would only partially reopen in the summer of 2021, not returning on a large scale until October. Well, this “return to normal” was short lived; by mid-December, the city and state had seen a record number of positive cases, fueled by the arrival of Omicron. Broadway was starting to sink again. The test sites had hours of waiting. Corn American Utopia, despite its many temporarily fallen brothers in the theater district, kept its lights on at the St. James, thanks to the creative ingenuity of its maestro, David Byrne, and musical director, Mauro Refosco: Working together from a distance and in person, the duo were able to reconfigure the show into an on-the-fly ‘unplugged’ and ‘unleashed’ version that could successfully utilize their now greatly reduced crew. “It was a bit chaotic”, Refosco remembers the early days of the team before being presented with this alternative idea. “One by one, the actors started to test positive. It got to the point where there were no more liners. Would they still be able to perform 17 songs, damn it, any songs, with half of the performers?

There followed a legitimately unique five-day list of American Utopia shows, from December 28 to January 2 – and marking perhaps the most exclusive performance series Byrne has done since Stop making sense. (But unlike Stop making sense, those “unplugged” shows weren’t even recorded for posterity.) The old songs were out; new songs were present. The dominant instrument was the drums. The surprise inclusion of “Life in the War” got people dancing in the aisles, to hell with the demands of the firefighters. That all of this happened, however, is what is most remarkable, given the the cast and crew were only six days early. To learn more about the feat, Refosco explained to Vulture the preparations for the week after pulling it off, while Byrne rested before the show reopened (reconnected) on January 5.

David came to see me and reminded me that we had played at Carnegie Hall one few years ago. It was very acoustic. It was just David playing guitar and singing, and I was playing some percussion with him. He said, “We did it once, and there were benefits, and we did it very well. Maybe we could do it again? I was like, Wow, that would be amazing. We could use some of the songs we already know from the show, and David has so many songs in his Talking Heads and Solo catalog. He was like, ‘Let’s do it. I’ll come up with a list and send it to you tonight. We started this communication for us to work both ways. He set up a Dropbox and added songs to create a set list. It was first a list of songs he was thinking of, then I started to map the songs with the staff we had and the instruments they could play.

So on the 23rd, David sent an email saying, “I’m working on the set list. I’ll send it tomorrow morning. I received it on the 24th at 3 a.m. sharp. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day working there. He also sent it to our guitarist and bass player. We started to work on the music alone during these two days. I did the Christmas thing with my kids and I also did the music on my own. Once I had an arrangement for the songs on Christmas Day I sent it to the drummers.

We all met in person at the theater. We had a list of songs we intended to do, but not the order in which to do them. So we went song by song so David could jog his memory on how to play them. He was going to play a lot more guitar; he basically played guitar for every song. He had to relearn certain things; it’s not like he’s playing these songs every day. The moment you take the stage, even if you don’t feel safe with the arrangement, it comes to you. He goes out. You have to trust yourself and the group that it’s going to be great. David was super happy. The idea of ​​singing songs different from American Utopia set list got him excited. We had another song that we tried out and didn’t use in the end – “Buck Naked,” one of his songs from 1994. We realized it didn’t quite fit the set list.

Clockwise from top left: Backstage at the St. James Theater during rehearsals. Photo: Julie DeVirePhoto: Julie DeVirePhoto: Julie DeVire

From above: Backstage at the St. James Theater during rehearsals. Photo: Julie DeVirePhoto: Julie DeVirePhoto: Julie DeVire

We only had our core team in the theater with us. We had four drummers, a backing vocalist, a bassist, a guitarist and David. We focused on the music. There was a lot to learn and achieve in such a short time. Due to union regulations, rehearsals were really limited in time. We had three and a half hours in the afternoon, a dinner break, and then another three and a half in the evening. We had seven hours a day. David was in such a good mood. Patient zero, percussionist Gustavo Di Dalva, was due to return on the 28th, once his quarantine was over. So he was able to rehearse with us that day and play with us in the evening. Patient two, singer Tendayi Kuumba, was able to come back on the 31st. It was good that some people were able to come back during those days.

We weren’t absolutely 100 percent sure how the arrangements would be, but it just came from you. We had an afternoon rehearsal, and during that time we went through the beginning and the end of the songs. How are we going to finish this? Which instrument should have the last sound? We were more specific about the songs now. Once we did that, we went to our locker rooms and got ready. On our first night, some people still had music stands to have a few notes to remember things. We had at. It was just too much to remember at the time. There were a few bumps in the road. David forgot some words. One of the drummers forgot small breaks or parts. But I felt like I was making music. The public understood it. They were getting something special. After the show David was like, Indeed, it went very well! He doesn’t pump fists or anything like that. I kind of did that with the drummers, just to give off the best vibes.

We had notes for each other. We have kept the spirit of, We must do better. The stage is empty. We carry the instruments. We thought in terms of, During this song the drummers can take the stage, and, During this song the guitarists can take the stage. The possibilities were so great. Even until our last day, we were fine-tuning things. The only thing I insisted on was losing the desks. David did by the second show. The drummers too, they all trusted each other. They were all gone on Friday. It made us feel alive.

David mentioned that American Utopia is a reflection of what this country has been through in recent years. Corn American Utopia: unleashed was a reflection of the the week of what this country was going through. David could easily have said, “Oh, yeah, let’s stop our show for a few weeks and stay home. and watch Netflix. Instead, he said, ‘There is something else we can do. Let’s try this and try.’ That was the leadership boost we all got from him.

In 2004, when Byrne performed alongside Caetano Veloso as part of their Perspective series.

Angie Swan.

Bobby Wooten III.

And remember, Spike Lee’s version of American Utopia is currently available to stream on HBO Max.

‘Mrs. Doubtfire ‘on Broadway pauses to avoid closing Sun, 02 Jan 2022 23:30:06 +0000

McCollum’s move, which will allow production to stop paying salaries and most other expenses, is a new Broadway response to the Omicron wave, but has a parallel in London, where Andrew Lloyd Webber has shut down. her new musical “Cinderella” for at least seven weeks. (It is slated to reopen on February 9.)

“Ms. Doubtfire,” like all Broadway shows, has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The production, in development for years and capitalized for $ 17 million, had only had three premieres in March 2020 when Broadway closed; it was closed for 19 months before resuming premieres in October, then opened in December, supported by a nearly $ 10 million grant from the Small Business Administration.

The show opened with lukewarm reviews – and a pan in the New York Times – but sales were promising nonetheless, McCollum said, until the Omicron variant, which was spotted in New York within days. only before opening, causes a spike in coronavirus cases. (The Broadway League has stopped reporting box office revenue on a show-by-show basis, making it difficult to track a production’s highs and lows with precision.)

As coronavirus cases spread among Broadway workers, “Mrs. Doubtfire ”had to cancel 11 performances during the normally lucrative holiday season, continuing to pay workers while losing all box office income. And then, McCollum said, the show, like many others, faced a high number of consumers canceling their tickets at the last minute due to security concerns, confusion over what was still open and difficulties. to comply with the vaccination rules. (“Mrs. Doubtfire” is a family show, so she is particularly affected by the evolving mandates of immunization for children.)

“You ask me to plant a sapling in a hurricane,” McCollum said.

As long as “Ms. Doubtfire” is open, her expenses are approximately $ 700,000 per week, whether or not the performances actually take place, as employees are paid even if a performance is canceled. And expenses have increased recently due to the increase in testing, as well as the additional costs associated with maintaining a show when staff members test positive.

What is your main musical resolution or goal for 2022? Sat, 01 Jan 2022 18:37:34 +0000

1 January 2022, 12:14 Good year! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season full of friends, family, great food and great times. As the holiday season draws to a close, a new year begins, creating the perfect opportunity to talk about resolutions and goals for 2022!

More precisely, I would like to talk about the musical resolutions of each one. Of course, you could have more than one goal in your musical life, but at this point what is the nature of your main goal for this year? Where would you like to see the most improvement, attention and resolution? I’ve put together a list of general goals, and I’d like you to pick the one that speaks to you the most, and then describe your goals in more detail, in the comments.

Here’s a quick overview, some ideas to get you started:

Practice. There is always one obvious goal: to train! Maybe you’d like to do a better job of saving some practice time and really making it happen. You might like to increase your hours. Or maybe it’s just a matter of getting there in a more consistent way, even for a little while.

New directory. Another idea is to explore a new directory. It could mean exploring a standard repertoire that you have never learned, or it could mean watching new music, or music less known by women or composers at BIPOC. Or, you might want to explore a different genre than what you usually play.

Technical progress. Technical goals can also provide a lot of motivation: fixing your position, getting a good spiccato, mastering the raised arc staccato, really making the bow arm mechanics work, etc. Does the idea of ​​conquering a technical goal inspire you?

Upgrade equipment.Upgrading equipment is a worthy prison as well. It takes real effort and willpower to get a good sounding violin or to find the right bow for you. It requires research; contact shops, luthiers or bow makers; try out the equipment; and then finally find the means to acquire it buy it. It can take real planning!

Find show / play opportunities. You may also simply want to find more acting or performance opportunities: start playing in a band, form a quartet or ensemble, join a band, etc.

Listen more. Another thing that can happen when we play a lot is that we are so busy with the “outs” that we forget to give ourselves “inputs”. In other words, we stop listening to recordings, stop going to performances, stop enjoying the performances of other musicians. We neglect to observe, without playing. Do you want to put down your instrument and listen to more recordings? Go for more performance?

Please choose the response that best describes the nature of your main goals for this year, then describe your specific goals in the comments.

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Mickey Mouse Club member Tiffini Hale dies at 46 after suffering cardiac arrest Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:30:25 +0000

Former Mickey Mouse Club star Tiffini Hale has died aged 46: the actress was in a coma after suffering cardiac arrest earlier this month and “breathed her last on Christmas morning”

  • Hale’s death was confirmed by co-stars Deedee Magno Hall and Chasen Hampton on Instagram
  • Albert JeunePierre Fields and Damon Pampolina also signed the message
  • Hale’s co-stars said she suffered cardiac arrest in early December
  • She fought for her life in a coma
  • Hale appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1989 to 1995
  • After her stint as an actress and performer in the 90s, she disappeared from the limelight and kept her private life.


Former Mickey Mouse Club member Tiffini Hale has died aged 46.

His death was confirmed by his show co-stars Deedee Magno Hall and Chasen Hampton.

Hale reportedly suffered cardiac arrest in early December which left her fighting for her life in a coma.

“Earlier this month, she suffered a cardiac arrest which left her in a coma,” the post began.

“After many prayers and with her family by her side, our dearest Tiff breathed her last on Christmas morning. She is now resting peacefully. Tiffini’s family have kindly requested that their privacy be respected as they take this time to mourn.

The latest: Tiffini Hale, a former member of the Mickey Mouse Club, has died at the age of 46.  His death was confirmed by his show co-stars Deedee Magno Hall and Chasen Hampton

The latest: Tiffini Hale, a former member of the Mickey Mouse Club, has died at the age of 46. His death was confirmed by his show co-stars Deedee Magno Hall and Chasen Hampton

New life: Hale kept her private life after leaving the spotlight

New life: Hale kept her private life after leaving the spotlight

She breathed her last on Christmas morning.

Hale’s former groupmates and All New Mickey Mouse Club co-stars Hall and Hampton revealed the tragic news on Thursday via their Instagram pages.

Details: Hale reportedly suffered cardiac arrest in early December which left her fighting for her life in a coma

Details: Hale reportedly suffered cardiac arrest in early December which left her fighting for her life in a coma

Memorial: Hale's friends said:

Memorial: Hale’s friends said: “Her beauty, talent, style and fun spirit will live on in our hearts and memories forever.”

Background: Hale appeared in The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1989 to 1995

Background: Hale appeared in The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1989 to 1995

Best friends: Hampton posted several photos of the two on his Facebook page, honoring the young performer

Best friends: Hampton posted several photos of the two on his Facebook page, honoring the young performer

Travel: Hale, Hampton and Hall pictured together in Tokyo, Japan, on a trip they took at an unknown time

Travel: Hale, Hampton and Hall pictured together in Tokyo, Japan, on a trip they took at an unknown time

“Tiffini’s mother, Nancy, and her sister Tanya send their love to everyone, as well as many thanks for their kind support over the years.”

The message continued: “On behalf of Tiffini’s family, and his siblings Party and MMC, we would like to thank you all for the love and wishes you have expressed for our dear Tiffini. Her beauty, her talent. , his style and fun spirit will live on in our hearts and memories forever. ‘

The message was signed by Hall, Hampton, Albert JeunePierre Fields, Damon Pampolina and “the entire Mickey Mouse Club family”.

Hale appeared in The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1989 to 1995, E! News reported and had appeared alongside Mickey Mouse Club alumni including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell.

Flashback: (LR) Albert JeunePierre Fields, Hale, Chasen Hampton, Deedee Magno Hall and Damon Pampolina formed the musical group Disney The Party

Flashback: (LR) Albert JeunePierre Fields, Hale, Chasen Hampton, Deedee Magno Hall and Damon Pampolina formed the musical group Disney The Party

Context: The party was the abbreviation of

Context: The party was the abbreviation of “The positive attitude reflects the youth of today”

The party: Hale (pictured with her band mates) declined to join the group reunion in 2013

The party: Hale (pictured with her band mates) declined to join the group reunion in 2013

Hale (pictured in red) attended the 14th Annual Youth in Film Awards in 1993

Hale (pictured in red) attended the 14th Annual Youth in Film Awards in 1993

She had also appeared in an episode of Blossom with The Party in 1993.

Hale subsequently disappeared from the limelight and stopped performing, keeping her life private and even refused to appear in a 2013 reunion of The Party.

The fields said Ok! Magazine in 2013, “The truth is, she is not part of this” meeting.

“We have to respect her, her feelings and the feelings of her family. It is what it is. Period. And I hope people can understand this and accept it because they have no choice but to do it. It is what it is.

Hall added: “We like it very much.”

“Sing 2” review: a fun musical sequel with animals raised by U2 Thu, 30 Dec 2021 05:19:00 +0000

Sing 2

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Garth Jennings, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Pharrell Williams, Halsey, Chelsea Peretti, Letitia Wright, Eric André, Adam Buxton and Bono.

Director: Garth Jennings

Remember To sing, that 2016 animated film about a bunch of animals, well, singing?

His formula of sympathetic and cute characters, great voice actors and extremely popular and instantly recognizable pop songs grossed over $ 634 million (RM2.64 billion) at the box office, which also means automatically that a sequel was inevitable.

After the last film, intrepid music producer Buster Moon’s (seriously voiced by Matthew McConaughey) managed to relaunch his theater and is now enjoying some success thanks to his talented vocal group, including Meena (Tori Kelly), Johnny (Taron Egerton), Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and Gunter (Nick Kroll).

But Buster isn’t happy with his success in a small town and dreams of hitting the big leagues by staging a big musical in Las Vegas-like Redshore City. After welcoming porcupine rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson) into the fold, they head to an audition led by entertainment mogul Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), who agrees to give Buster a chance on condition he can also get reclusive veteran rocker Clay Calloway (Bono) to participate in the show.

(Left to right) Gunter (Nick Kroll), Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) and Ash (Scarlett Johansson).

Now sequels like this tend to follow a pretty straightforward trajectory. Just take what worked in the first movie, raise the stakes, give the characters new problems to solve, maybe add a new character or two, and voila! Instant hit!

It’s thanks to director Garth Jennings that he manages to keep things relatively cool despite sticking to that same formula, and always finds new ways to generate genuine laughs throughout the 110 minutes. performing the movie (watch a moment of laughter out loud with Billie Eilish Bad boy and a few mops).

He even personally voices one of the main sources of those laughs – Buster’s loyal assistant, Miss Crawly, an iguana with a glass eye and a knack for swinging on System Of A Down.

Miss Crawly (Garth Jennings) is one of the film's most notable characters.Miss Crawly (Garth Jennings) is one of the film’s most notable characters.

Admittedly, this sequel IS quite predictable. After all, it follows the same group of characters and has the usual repertoire of hit pop songs. But there is one thing that sets it apart: Sing 2 a U2.

Not only does it literally star its lead singer, Bono, but it also owns three of the band’s most beloved songs – Where the streets have no name, Stuck in a moment, you can’t get out Of, and I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.

Ash (Scarlett Johansson) and Clay Calloway (Bono) in 'Sing 2'.Ash (Scarlett Johansson) and Clay Calloway (Bono) in ‘Sing 2’.

Now, Sing 2 probably would have succeeded with or without U2, but he would have been stuck in a formula that he cannot get out of. The inclusion of these three songs gave him an emotional uplift, meaning that a film that had come off with generic pop hits finally found what it was looking for.

As is, Sing 2 is the perfect movie for families – kids can enjoy anthropomorphic musical entertainment while parents laugh and sing along with U2. Who knows, the kids might even become U2 fans after that. Wouldn’t that be the sweetest thing?

Sing 2 is now playing in theaters nationwide.

GBHS Group Director walks towards Rose Parade Tue, 28 Dec 2021 18:24:04 +0000

Great Bend High School’s group director, Grant Mathews, has been selected to join a marching band in the Pasadena Rose Parade on January 1. The group will accompany a colorful and lively float from Project Saluting America’s Band Directors along the 5.5 mile course.

This is the first known Rose Parade Marching Band in which all 270 members are Marching Band directors from the United States and Mexico. They will perform Meredith Wilson’s “Seventy-Six Trombones”, using an original arrangement by Ohio music composer Lisa Galvin.

Mathews, who will play the tenor drum, said he submitted a resume and was selected to participate in the 2021 parade before it was canceled. This year’s parade will run under coronavirus guidelines, where all ticket holders will be required to provide full proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event.

“We’ve had the music since last summer, so I worked on it and practiced it on my own,” Mathews said.

The directors of the group will meet to rehearse for a few days in Pasadena.

“It’s been 20 years since I’ve professionally operated tenor drums, so it should be fun and interesting,” he said. “I hope I can cover five and a half miles! We’ll be on TV in the second hour of the parade on Saturday morning, so check it out if you get the chance.

“It’s a great opportunity for group directors to do what we love and what inspired us to be directors, to play with a group,” he added. “I have friends who attend as well and I hope to make new musical relationships.”

The group will be led by Jon Waters, a nationally recognized music teacher and innovative group manager, who will also lead the rehearsals and a performance of the Bandfest in Pasadena.

The theme of the project is “Directors of American Groups. We teach music. We teach life. The project was created “to recognize the dedication and extraordinary accomplishments of conductors and music teachers around the world.”

The band members range from recent music education graduates to retired veteran directors from the United States and Mexico. Collectively, group members have mentored hundreds of thousands of students and taught a total of 4,539 years, according to organizers.

Among the group are 76 Teacher of the Year as well as recipients of other distinguished state and national awards.

The sponsoring organization for the Saluting America’s Band Directors project is the Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation, based in Pickerington, Ohio. The foundation was established to recognize and continue the work of the late Mike Sewell, who dedicated his life to school and community music programs in Pickerington and the central Ohio area for nearly 40 years.

Grammy Award Winners 2017 and 2008 – The Pacifica Quartet to perform on January 6 | Community Mon, 27 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style and often daring repertoire choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international recognition as one of the best chamber ensembles to perform today.

Named the Quartet in Residence at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in March 2012, the Pacifica was previously the Quartet in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.

In 2017, the Pacifica Quartet was appointed to lead the Center for Advanced Quartet Studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Formed in 1994, the Pacifica Quartet quickly won top chamber music competitions, including the 1998 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. In 2002, the ensemble received the Cleveland Quartet Award from Chamber Music America and the CMS Two nomination from Lincoln. Center, and in 2006 received a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Fellowship.

Also in 2006, the Quartet was featured on the cover of Gramophone and billed as one of “Five New Quartets You Should Know,” the only American quartet to make the list. And in 2009, the Quartet was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America.

The Pacifica Quartet has carved out a place for itself as a preeminent performer of string quartet cycles, harnessing the group’s singular focus and incredible endurance to describe the development of each composer, often over the course of just a few days. T

The Quartet was widely praised for these cycles, with critics calling the concerts “brilliant”, “astonishing”, “captivating” and “breathtaking”.

The Pacifica Quartet will return to the NCRD Performing Arts Center in Nehalem on Saturday January 8 at 7:00 p.m. ET. This will be their second participation in NCRD.

Kenley Jansen plays guitar for the holiday season Sun, 26 Dec 2021 00:15:33 +0000

Kenley Jansen remains among the Los Angeles Dodgers who are still free agents, which is somewhat surprising given his resurgent 2021 season.

Prior to the start of the MLB lockout, Jansen reportedly expressed interest from the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies. However, it is not clear whether the Phillies will be able to sue Jansen once a new collective agreement is in place, as they have signed Corey Knebel on a one-year contract.

The Dodgers are also said to be interested in re-signing Jansen, but perhaps only as part of a deal favorable to the team.

While Jansen and other players await a new CBA that will allow free agency and other MLB activities to resume, his offseason has now included playing guitar on stage for a holiday show with a musical group. from Curaçao.

Jansen’s interest in music has already been documented on SportsNet LA’s “Backstage: Dodgers” in which he explained in detail how to play the piano. The Dodgers’ all-time saves leader has started using it as a way to escape the daily pressure of being closer.

Jansen emphasizes mental health

While Jansen is on trial for his results on the pitch, he believes it has to do with being in a mentally healthy place.

After bouncing back from a rough patch earlier this year, Jansen revealed he’s been in therapy and stressed that maintaining strong mental toughness is just as essential as mechanics.

The 34-year-old finished the season 4-4 with 38 saves, a 2.22 ERA, 3.08 FIP and 1.04 WHIP in his 12th season with the Dodgers. Jansen was named to the All-MLB second team.

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