Concert Association – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 05:06:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://avvensanchea.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png Concert Association – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ 32 32 Faculty Music Quintet Visits Thailand for Residency and Concert https://avvensanchea.com/faculty-music-quintet-visits-thailand-for-residency-and-concert/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 05:06:26 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/faculty-music-quintet-visits-thailand-for-residency-and-concert/ Lyric Quintet, a faculty chamber music group from the Department of Music, was recently invited by the World Association of Marching and Performing Orchestras for a residency in Bangkok, Thailand. In July 2022, the quintet gave masterclasses to participants, judged the solo and chamber music competitions and performed a concert at the awards ceremony. Between […]]]>

Lyric Quintet, a faculty chamber music group from the Department of Music, was recently invited by the World Association of Marching and Performing Orchestras for a residency in Bangkok, Thailand. In July 2022, the quintet gave masterclasses to participants, judged the solo and chamber music competitions and performed a concert at the awards ceremony. Between their busy schedule, they were able to visit the beauty of Bangkok and its incredible culture.

The band, consisting of Ronda Mains, flute; Thérèse Delaplain, oboe; Nophachai Cholthitchanta, clarinet; Lia Uribe, bassoon; and Katelyn Halbert, horn, have performed across the United States and abroad, including tours of Germany and Canada. Catalina Ortega, flute teacher in the department that replaced Ronda Mains, joined the group for the trip to Thailand.

The members of the quintet are highly acclaimed artists, with a wealth of experience in solo, chamber and orchestral music, as well as teaching at the university level. They are committed to performing a diverse repertoire and reaching underserved communities through education. They have been invited to many national and international conferences and music festivals and have commissioned and premiered many works by contemporary composers. Formed in 1990, the quintet has maintained an active performance schedule with a regular series of home concerts and frequent guest artist tours. The band is on the Mid-America Arts Alliance roster and the Arkansas Arts Council touring roster.

For more information about the group, visit their website at https://lq.uark.edu.

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Grammy-winning superstar Olivia Newton-John who played Sandy in ‘Grease’ dies at 73 https://avvensanchea.com/grammy-winning-superstar-olivia-newton-john-who-played-sandy-in-grease-dies-at-73/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 22:11:32 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/grammy-winning-superstar-olivia-newton-john-who-played-sandy-in-grease-dies-at-73/ NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who has ruled the pop, country, adult contemporary music and dance charts with hits like “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and captured countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the hit movie version of “Grease”, has passed away. She was 73 years old. […]]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who has ruled the pop, country, adult contemporary music and dance charts with hits like “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and captured countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in the hit movie version of “Grease”, has passed away. She was 73 years old.

Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales exceeded 100 million records, died on her ranch in southern California on Monday, her husband John Easterling wrote on Instagram and Facebook.

“Olivia has been a beacon of triumphs and hope for over 30 years, sharing her journey with breast cancer,” he wrote. “We ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family during this very difficult time.”

From 1973 to 1983, Newton-John was among the most popular artists in the world. She had 14 top 10 singles in the US alone, won four Grammys, performed with John Travolta in “Grease” and with Gene Kelly in “Xanadu.” The fast-paced Travolta-Newton-John duet, “You’re the One That I Want,” was one of the biggest songs of the era and sold over 15 million copies.

“My dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better,” Travolta wrote in an online post. “Your impact has been incredible. I love you so much. We will see you on the road again and we will all be together again. Yours as soon as I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!

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“Physical,” the bouncy, R-rated smash released in 1981, was No. 1 for 10 weeks and was named Song of the Year by Billboard despite being banned by some radio stations. An aerobics-appropriate promo clip, shot in the early years of MTV, won a Grammy for Best Video.

Both musically and visually, she reinvented herself during these years. The blonde and ever-smiling Newton-John first favored soft country pop songs such as “Please Mr. Please” and “Have You Never Been Mellow” and soft ballads like “I Honestly Love You”, which in 1975 was won the Grammys. for Best Female Pop Voice and Best Record of the Year. But she picked up the pace in “Grease,” especially after Sandy ditched her white sweaters and blouses for waist-length black leather pants. “Physical” even made Newton-John blush when she told her would-be lover “There’s nothing left to say / Unless it’s horizontally” and finally shouted “Let’s be animal! Animal!”

“I recorded it and suddenly I thought, ‘God, maybe I’ve gone too far!'” she told Entertainment Weekly in 2017, recalling how the song was suggested by manager Roger Davies. “I called Roger and said, ‘We have to release this song! He said, ‘It’s too late. It’s already been on the radio and it’s going up the charts. I was horrified!”

Fans flooded social media to mourn his death. “Farewell with love to the legend who will forever remain my first crush,” actor Daniel Dae Kim wrote. Tracie Thoms added: “Olivia Newton-John is an icon. She will be greatly missed. Gabrielle Union said she and her sister had watched “Xanadu” “more times than I could count.”

She had some hits after “Physical”, but her career declined and Newton-John became more likely to make the news because of her private life. In 1992, while preparing for a concert tour, her father died and she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her marriage to actor Matt Lattanzi, with whom she had a daughter, actress-singer Chloe Lattanzi, broke up in 1995 and a years-long relationship with cameraman Patrick McDermott mysteriously ended. McDermott disappeared on a fishing trip to California in 2005 and his fate remained unknown years later. Many reports alleged that he was living in Mexico, with a new girlfriend.

“He was lost at sea, and nobody really knows what happened,” Newton-John told ’60 Minutes’ in Australia in 2016. “It’s human to wonder. But you know, this are the things in life that you have to accept and let go of because whenever you go through hard times, there are always those worries.

Newton-John’s recent albums include ‘Stronger Than Before’; a holiday collaboration with Travolta, “This Christmas,” and the autobiographical “Gaia: One Woman’s Journey,” inspired by her battle with cancer and the loss of her father.

Dionne Warwick, who featured Newton-John on her 2006 album “My Friends and Me,” wrote online that “another angelic voice has been added to the Heavenly Choir.” And Lea Salonga wrote: “Rest in peace, Olivia Newton-John. It was one of the voices of my childhood.

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Newton-John married John Easterling, founder of the Amazon Herb Company, in 2008. She has been involved in numerous charitable causes, as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program and as a national spokesperson for the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition. She also founded the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia.

Newton-John was the daughter of German literature professor Brin Newton-John and Irene Born, whose father was Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Born. The Newton-Johns moved to Australia when Olivia was 5, but she returned to England as a teenager and lived with her mother after her parents broke up. She had early dreams of becoming a veterinarian, but was winning high school singing competitions and by the time she was 20 had visited army bases and clubs and recorded her first single, “Till You Say You’ll Be mine”. In 1971, she covered Bob Dylan’s “If Not for You” and began a close partnership with an Australian friend, John Farrar, who produced the song and later wrote “You’re the One That I Want”, “Magic” and many other successes for her.

She had loved country music, especially “Tennessee” Ernie Ford records, since childhood, but her early successes did not impress critics or some other musicians. A Village Voice review compared her to a geisha who “makes her voice sound smaller than it really is just to please men”. When Newton-John beat Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn for the Country Music Association‘s Top Entertainer in 1973, Tammy Wynette helped found the Association of Country Entertainers, a club designed to exclude Newton-John and other crossover artists. .

But Newton-John had a fan of show business who became with her one of the most unforgettable teams in cinema. Travolta had starred in the stage version of “Grease” and for the planned film, Newton-John would be the “ultimate” Sandy, the nice girl who gets tough in the final act and gets her man.

“I was worried that at 29, I was too old to play a high school girl,” Newton-John, who insisted on taking a screen test before accepting the role, told The Telegraph in 2017. what had to do with the making of the movie was fun, but if I had to pick a favorite moment it was the transformation from what I call Sandy 1 to Sandy 2. I had to play a different character and wear different clothes, and when I put on this tight black outfit to sing ‘You’re the one I want’, I had a very different reaction from the guys on set.

She is survived by her husband; his daughter Chloé Lattanzi; sister Sarah Newton-John; brother Toby Newton-John; and several nieces and nephews.

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Howard Events | News, Sports, Jobs https://avvensanchea.com/howard-events-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 04:11:15 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/howard-events-news-sports-jobs/ GOOD DEALS AND BLESSINGS Faith Chapel United Methodist Church will have its “Bargains and Blessings” Community store open tomorrow, August 6, at the church from 9 a.m. to noon. Typically, items are transported around the community in a large trailer, but as this is the last event of the summer, all items will […]]]>

GOOD DEALS AND BLESSINGS

Faith Chapel United Methodist Church will have its “Bargains and Blessings” Community store open tomorrow, August 6, at the church from 9 a.m. to noon.

Typically, items are transported around the community in a large trailer, but as this is the last event of the summer, all items will be available for purchase at the church located at 551 Hunter Run Road, Howard. You will exit Route 150 near Bald Eagle State Park.

There is an abundance of quality clothing, shoes and accessories that the store and church volunteers would like to sell. There are more than 20 clothes racks and six clothing tables that will be offered at reduced prices. Fill a bag for just $5 during this sale.

The thrift store is open to everyone, regardless of income.

Take the stress out of back to school by visiting the Bargains & Blessings Community Store at Faith Chapel Church tomorrow morning. Items range in size from infants to 3X.

All proceeds from Bargains & Blessings benefit local community and awareness.

CRUISE FOR COLTON

It’s time for (Jimmy & Teri) Holsinger’s Automotive Repair’s annual Hot Rod Poker Run again and this year the proceeds will go to a little boy named Colton and his family who live in Bellefonte.

The Poker Run will take place on August 6 at the Milesburg Legion grounds. Registration for the race begins at 10 a.m. and will cost $15. The poker round starts at noon and usually takes around two hours as you draw your cards at each stop along the route before returning to the Legion Grounds for winner announcements.

All day on the Legion grounds, there will be family fun. A Chinese auction, flea market, swap meet and dunk tank featuring Center County Sheriff Sampsel and State Representative Stephanie Borowicz are just a few of the events planned for the daytime. Food vendors are still needed and there is room for more flea markets and craft vendors to set up shop.

Colton is an 11 month old boy who has already had to undergo several heart operations. Proceeds from the 9th Annual Holsinger Poker Run will go directly to Colton and his parents to help cover their travel expenses for doctor and hospital visits and medical expenses.

So bring your classic car, hot rod or family car and cruise to Colton tomorrow!

Call Teri at 814-867-1023 for more details and please keep little Colton in your prayers!

DOUBLE KISS

The Twin Kiss Restaurant along Route 150 in Howard Township will help the Bald Eagle area volleyball team tomorrow by donating 20% ​​of its food and ice cream sales to the volleyball club- ball.

Stop by Twin Kiss on Saturday, August 6 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. to pick up your favorite dish or treat yourself to an ice cream while helping out the women’s volleyball team!

GOLFERS WANTED

Walker Township Fire Company in Hublersburg is hosting a golf tournament at Belle Springs Golf Course on Friday, August 12. Golfers and sponsors are needed to support the fire company’s fundraising efforts.

Registration for the golf tournament begins at 7:00 a.m. with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start for the 4-man scramble. The cost is $80 per golfer and includes your meal. Door prizes and auction gifts will also be awarded. Registration must be made by August 10 by contacting Matt Brungard (814-360-0935) or Chloe Roan (814-482-8071) to have a request emailed to you.

Sponsors are being sought for the second annual golf tournament. Sponsorships for a “hole” green fee will be $175. A cart path sponsorship will cost $75.

Cash donations and volunteers are needed at the Walker Township Fire Company. Now is the time to step up and contribute. Checks (tax deductible for you) can be mailed to the fire company at PO Box 110, Mingoville, PA 16856.

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

Bald Eagle Area Class of 1961 will meet Saturday, August 6 at the TA Truck Stop (exit 158 ​​on I-80) near Milesburg. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. All classmates and their guests are welcome to attend. For more information, you can call Sam Gates at 814-355-2448 or Bonnie Fisher at 607-242-7846.

The Schenck family reunion will be held Saturday, August 13 at Bald Eagle State Park in Schenck’s Grove, Howard. Lunch will be at noon and the business meeting will start at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by the Lomison Family Band. Call Barb at 570-748-8631 or email barb55bee@yahoo.com for more information.

The Meckley family will hold their annual meeting on Labor Day at Bald Eagle State Park. Bring a covered dish and your own tablecloth to use. The meal begins at noon followed by the business meeting and games. Call Pam at 814-404-4598 for details.

L’Express also provides a list of Meetings in each Saturday edition of the newspaper.

THE CONCERTS CONTINUE

The Lamar Lighthouse Camp will feature the Lore family on Sunday evening, August 7, starting at 7 p.m. The Summer Concert Series at Lamar Lighthouse Camp will feature live music every Sunday night through mid-September. The concerts are free and a love offering is taken.

The Millers will sing and entertain at the Lamar Campground on August 14.

Brothers in Grace will perform the concert on August 21 and New Journey will perform on August 28.

TOURS OF THE CURTIN MANOR

The Roland Curtin Foundation (RCF) will offer tours of the historic site on the second and fourth Sundays of each month until the end of October. Monetary donations of your choice are certainly appreciated when visiting historic sites.

On Saturday August 13, RCF will organize a “Come Home to Curtin” meeting allowing the public to meet families who once lived in Curtin or worked at Eagle Iron Works. The day will include storytelling, fun games, photo ops with great backgrounds from the past, genealogical assistance and much more.

Looking ahead to October, the RCF is planning an Iron Festival to celebrate the traditional crafts and activities that would once have taken place in Curtin. Check the Curtin Village Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CurtinVillage for more information or contact Sue at 570-220-9290 for details.

TOMBOLA TICKETS

Tickets are on sale for several upcoming draws that are scheduled.

Central Bald Eagle Fish and Game Association will have its gun and cash withdrawal from noon to 5 p.m. on September 17 at the Old Mount Eagle School. Tickets are $10 each. Call Leo “To M” Bomboy at 814-280-2961 or Buck at 814-280-2959 for more information.

Walker Townshp Fire Company in Hublersburg will conduct a cash draw on Sept. 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 with cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500. Must have photo ID and ticket stub to enter. No minors allowed. DJ will provide music during the event. Call 814-360-0935 for ticket information.

Citizen’s Hook and Ladder in Milesburg will fire its gun on October 8. Tickets are $10 each.

The Howard Fire Company gun raffle will be held Nov. 12 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire station. Call Josh at 814-571-5849 for more information.

Millheim Fire Company Spring 2023 raffle tickets are on sale now. The grand prize is $10,000.

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Howard Happenings is written and compiled by Tammy Coakley who can be reached by email at tammysue0115@gmail.com or by phone at 814-625-2684.



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1 minute interview with Laura Bolyard https://avvensanchea.com/1-minute-interview-with-laura-bolyard/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 04:19:30 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/1-minute-interview-with-laura-bolyard/ Laura Bolyard Laura Bolyard, Executive Director of the Lake District Chamber of Commerce and Rockin’ Under the Stars Outdoor Concert, is thrilled with this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, August 6, from 5:30 p.m. 11 p.m. In an interview with Bolyard last week, she explained that kids’ activities, food carts and more make this an […]]]>

Laura Bolyard

Laura Bolyard, Executive Director of the Lake District Chamber of Commerce and Rockin’ Under the Stars Outdoor Concert, is thrilled with this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, August 6, from 5:30 p.m. 11 p.m.

In an interview with Bolyard last week, she explained that kids’ activities, food carts and more make this an unforgettable family event.

It all takes place at the Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Road in Commerce Township. Don’t forget to bring your own chairs and/or blankets so you have a place to sit!

Spine caught up with Bolyard for a one-minute interview giving the scoop on this event.

How many years has the bedroom present this an event, and where is this this year? HAS this still has been in the same location?

Rockin’ Under the Stars’ began in 2011 as a collaborative event between the Lakes Area Chamber and the Multi-Lakes Conservation Association. From the start of the event until today, it has been held at Multi-Lakes in Commerce Township with the lake, trees and hills providing the perfect backdrop for this outdoor summer concert. air.

Who is Headlining the an event? What box people expect at to listen and do? Are the things other that the concert event?

“We are really excited about the two bands performing this year. Itchycoo Park takes the stage at 5:30 p.m. playing music from the late 60s to early 70s. They have great sound and a fun performance style, and are quickly becoming a local favorite. Power Play Detroit is the headliner of the evening with a start time of 8:30 p.m. They are a classic rock cover band voted best local band for 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 and best cover band for 2018 and 2019 by WDIV Local 4/Click Detroit. They’re just awesome and we’ve actually had them at the event for several years because everyone loves them.

“Doors open at 4:30 p.m. so spectators can settle in and enjoy food concessions provided by two of our Lake District Chamber of Commerce members. Attendees can enjoy great food from Dickey’s Barbeque Pit and Kickstand Brewing Company, both located in Commerce. There is a beer tent with a wide variety of options hosted by Multi-Lacs as well as a family play area to enjoy as well. The Family Game Area stays open until dark and offers demonstrations and activities to share with the whole family.

What do tickets Cost? Did you raise the prices? Why Where Why not? Where box people obtain tickets?

Tickets are $6 per person this year with children 12 and under admitted free. It’s a small change of $1 per person to help cover some of our increased costs. Tickets can only be purchased at the door on the evening of the event and guests are reminded to bring their own lawn chair or blanket (no pets, please) to relax and enjoy. a good evening of music.

Did you Miss any concerts during the pandemic?

“Like many other activities, we had to cancel this event in 2020. Unfortunately, almost all of our normal room activities were canceled that year.”

In light of the pandemic, have you made any operational Where other changes at the an event? Whether then, What are they or they? Are the any restrictions on the public to assist the an event (e.g. masking, restrict the Number this box be present), Where are things pretty one a lot return at the status what?

Fortunately, fans in the area didn’t miss a beat and came back strong last year to enjoy this community concert and we hope it will happen again this year. There are no restrictions and we look forward to seeing area residents spending time with friends, family and neighbors enjoying this local tradition.

HAS the has been any impact on sponsor due at the pandemic?

“We are fortunate that so many of our local businesses continue to support this annual event. Genisys Credit Union joined us in 2017 as a main sponsor and they continue to this day. Other returning sponsors like Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Community Financial Credit Union and Huron Valley State Bank are big supporters and community partners. This year, new sponsors include Varsity Lincoln of Novi, Olympia Tae Kwon Do and Walled Lake Schools Federal Credit Union, and we are grateful for their additional support.

“From our title sponsors to our community sponsors and support level sponsors, it takes an entire village and we are grateful for their support at all levels. Our Lake District members never disappoint.

Do you expect presence at be at the top Where down this year? Do you think this will be be close at pre-COVID-19 Numbers? Why Where Why not?

“Talking to the groups, they are seeing an increase in attendance at most of their outdoor venues this year. People are happy to be outside again, doing things with each other and supporting these community events. , so we think we’ll have record crowds.

As a Chamber of Commerce, it is great to introduce our community and some of our members to area residents and guests from nearby communities. We’re thrilled to be hosting Rockin’ Under the Stars 2022 and hope to see you there!

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Nai-Ni Chen Announces Bridge Dance Classes, August 1-3 https://avvensanchea.com/nai-ni-chen-announces-bridge-dance-classes-august-1-3/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 22:48:49 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/nai-ni-chen-announces-bridge-dance-classes-august-1-3/ Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute via Zoom, The Bridge. The Institute’s goal is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors from around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are rooted in the community and focused on advancing the art dance […]]]>

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has established a new dance institute via Zoom, The Bridge.

The Institute’s goal is to bring together dancers, choreographers and directors from around the world to experience the master teachers of color whose practices are rooted in the community and focused on advancing the art dance that transforms personal, environmental and metaphysical spaces.

The Bridge class program:

Monday, August 1, 2022 | Seyong Kim (Ballet) at 10 a.m.

Join certified ABT teacher Seyong Kim for an amazing ballet experience.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | Layla Ogasawara (belly dance) at 10 a.m.

Layla Ogasawara’s class will combine yoga and strengthening exercises, followed by combinations of isolation and belly dancing.

As a virtual dance institute, The Bridge will invite world-class dancers and choreographers as well as up-and-coming artists to teach classes. Advanced/intermediate level professional or pre-professional dancers looking to explore beyond their own boundaries and seeking new dance experiences are encouraged to participate. The core curriculum is based on Nai-Ni Chen’s Kinetic Spiral, which is a cross-cultural dance vocabulary that integrates Chinese martial arts philosophy in TaiChi with the contemporary dance practices she studied in America. Guest artists will cover a wide range of folk and classical dance styles.

In this difficult time of change and uncertainty, the arts are a source of healing and unity, we would like to encourage everyone to support dance as dance is essential medicine for society to recover from the pandemic which caused injury to our bodies and our hearts. Support for The Bridge can be sent via https://www.nainichen.org/donate.

About the artists:

Seyong Kim, assistant professor at Western Michigan University, holds a master’s degree in dance education from NYU. He is a Certified Movement Analyst, Registered Somatic Movement Educator and ABT Certified Teacher. He has taught at Rutgers University, Kent State University, Randolph College, Peridance and Charlottesville Ballet. He has worked professionally with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Albania National Ballet Theatre, Baltimore Ballet, Neglia Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Traverse City Dance Project, TAKE Dance and Landestheater Coburg Germany.

About Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company:

“Chen’s phrases, part exoskeletal stiffness, part boned grace, embodied epic dignity.” – The voice of the village

The choreographer/dancer, Nai-Ni Chen, was a unique artist whose work crosses cultural boundaries. Each of her dances reflects her personal vision as an American immigrant and female artist deeply rooted in Asian culture. From this very personal perspective, she creates new works that reflect current issues with global influences. Some of his works have been developed in collaboration with renowned artists such as the Ahn Trio, Glen Velez, Joan La Barbara and members of the New Asia Chamber Music Society.

Bridging the grace of Asian elegance and American vibrancy, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is a leading provider of innovative cultural experiences that reflect the inspiring hope and energy of the immigrant journey. The company’s groundbreaking works have focused on themes ranging from ancient legends that reflect the issues of the present day to purely abstract contemporary dances influenced by a mix of cultures that Nai-Ni Chen experienced in New York. An Asian American company that celebrates cross-cultural experience, the company’s productions naturally raise questions of identity, authenticity and equality.

The company has presented in some of the most prestigious concert halls such as the Joyce Theatre, Lincoln Center in New York and the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Florida. The company performs annually at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Queens College, College of Staten Island and Ellis Island. Internationally, the company has performed at international festivals including Open Look Festival in Russia, Silesia International Contemporary Dance Festival, Konfrontations International Festival in Poland, Chang Mu International Dance Festival in Korea , the Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival in China and the Tamaulipas International Arts Festival in Mexico.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has received over 20 awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and numerous Citations of Excellence and grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. To advance dance education, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is currently in residence at the University of New Jersey City, pioneering a program with the university’s A Harry Moore Laboratory School, teaching dance to disabled children in cities. For more information about the company, visit their website, www.nainichen.org; write to Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, PO Box 1121, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; or call (800) 650-0246.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company programs are made possible through the generous support of our Board of Directors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), New Jersey Cultural Trust, New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund administered by the Princeton Area Community Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, EJ Grassman Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, New Music USA, the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation , Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund, the Rapid Response Program of American Dance Abroad, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Cultural Exchange Fund, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, PSEG, Proskauer, WAC Lighti ng, and the Glow Foundation and the Dragon and Phoenix Foundation.

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Texas court case could threaten health care for Americans nationwide https://avvensanchea.com/texas-court-case-could-threaten-health-care-for-americans-nationwide/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 13:37:56 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/texas-court-case-could-threaten-health-care-for-americans-nationwide/ WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A federal lawsuit in Texas could end free access to lifesaving preventative healthcare services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, suggests a new report. Kelley v. Becerra seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that health plans cover preventive health […]]]>

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A federal lawsuit in Texas could end free access to lifesaving preventative healthcare services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, suggests a new report.

Kelley v. Becerra seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that health plans cover preventive health services free of charge. The popular ACA layout improved screening rates for cancer, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, while increasing vaccination rates, according to an analysis published by the Urban Institute and funded by the Robert Foundation. Wood Johnson.

Since its inception, the provision has also increased access to contraceptives and other contraceptives. For example, women saved $255 on oral contraception and $248 on intrauterine devices (IUDs), on average, after ACA was implemented, while unintended pregnancies declined.

The American Medical Association, along with 61 other medical groups, said the consequences of overturning the ACA provision would be drastic and damaging.

“In the event of an unfavorable decision, patients would lose access to vital preventive health care services, such as screening for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, heart disease, diabetes , preeclampsia and hearing, as well as access to vaccinations essential to maintaining a healthy population,” the organizations wrote in a statement. “Our patients cannot afford to lose this essential access to preventative health care services. Removing this access would reverse important gains and make it harder for doctors to diagnose and treat illnesses and medical conditions that, if detected early, are much more manageable.

The case is still pending in the Northern District of Texas. A hearing was held on Tuesday, with the judge hearing arguments in the case.

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Oak Bluffs: Summer Community – The Martha’s Vineyard Times https://avvensanchea.com/oak-bluffs-summer-community-the-marthas-vineyard-times/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:39:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/oak-bluffs-summer-community-the-marthas-vineyard-times/ “Do your best until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. –Maya Angelou I met Brian Weiland last week picking up trash and sweeping the walkway over the beach on Seaview Avenue. Most of us know Brian as a master musician and music teacher at Oak Bluffs School, who inspired so many […]]]>

“Do your best until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. –Maya Angelou

I met Brian Weiland last week picking up trash and sweeping the walkway over the beach on Seaview Avenue. Most of us know Brian as a master musician and music teacher at Oak Bluffs School, who inspired so many children to learn and love music. Brian told me that cleaning the streets has always been an act of community service for him and that he was happy to help the city in its constant struggle to keep trash where it belongs. We appreciate you, Brian — thank you!

The Union Chapel is an Oak Bluffs gem. It was built in 1871 at 55 Narragansett Ave. as an interfaith place of worship for the summer community. It comes alive in the summer with weekly Sunday services featuring preachers and speakers from across the country, and beautiful music from the Union Chapel Quartet. The unique octagonal building, with its open cupola and diamond-paned windows, is owned and operated by the Vineyard Preservation Trust, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

On Sunday, July 31, Union Chapel hosts Reverend Arthur Jones of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. On Thursday, August 4, at the Chapel, the Charles Ogletree Public Forum Series features “Telling Our Stories,” the views of black media professionals. The forum starts at 4 p.m.

At the Tabernacle, don’t miss the All-Island Art Show on Monday, August 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain date August 2). This exhibition allows amateur and emerging artists from the Island to exhibit and sell their works. Artist registration begins onsite at 8:30 a.m. There’s always a wide variety of amazing artwork, it’s a fun outing and a great place to buy art at reasonable prices. For more information, see mvcma.org.

This Friday, the Tabernacle Sunset Concert Series features Jon Zeeman and his band, from 6-7:30 p.m. These free concerts are a real treat of summer! Many thanks to the Camp Meeting Association for providing this place to listen to great music outside on a summer evening and catch up with neighbors and friends.

Saturday, more music at the Tabernacle with a capella band Vineyard Sound performing their 30th anniversary concert at 7 p.m. This concert is a collaboration with the IGI to raise awareness about food insecurity. There are hungry and homeless people on the island; they should not be forgotten during the summer rush. Buy your ticket to enjoy the show for $20 and be part of the solution.

Barbara Rogers of the Friends of the West Tisbury Library has let me know that they are continuing their weekly ephemera sale on Sundays from 12-4pm on the library porches. There is a wide variety of books and each week includes a special category section. On July 31, the theme will be “Military and Maritime”.

Saturday, July 30, at Ocean Park, we celebrate Della Hardman – teacher, artist, activist and columnist for the town of Oak Bluffs. Della Hardman Day began in 2005 as a tribute to her life organized by her family, friends and the many people she had positively influenced. The town of Oak Bluffs proclaimed the last Saturday in July Della Hardman Day, a day to celebrate the arts and joie de vivre, or as Della put it, “Savor the moment.” This is a free community event, starting at 4 p.m., featuring speakers, music, and visual arts.

On Sunday evenings, the Vineyard Haven Town Band will play their favorite tunes at the bandstand, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Islanders Write” is this weekend at the Featherstone Center for the Arts. This celebration of the art, craft and business of writing offers two full days of free workshops and panel discussions, Saturday evening July 30 and full days Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1. the panels include so many favorite authors and subjects! Don’t want to miss this one: Richard Michelson, poet, author and award-winning speaker – and Oak Bluffs Polar Bear – will discuss with Marc Brown “The Secret Language of Children’s Writing: Two Renowned Children’s Book Authors Reveal All “. Sunday at 10 a.m. But check the schedule on mvartsandideas.com – there’s plenty to choose from, you’ll need to plan your time!

The Mariposa Museum is hosting “Museums and Mocktails,” an art reception for HBCU Legacy Week. From 4-6 p.m., enjoy mocktails, socializing, and a guided art tour with special guests.

July birthdays include Rachel Barrett Perry and Denise Cote-Alwardt on the 29th, and Ashley Medeiros on the 30th. Bob Laskowski celebrates on August 1, along with Maureen Farrissey and my cowgirl cousin, Julie Lawrence. Birthday hugs to Seniel Hannigan on August 2 and Brian Weiland on August 3.

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Enhancing New La Jolla ID Funding for Fall Mitigation and Utility Box and Flower Basket Projects https://avvensanchea.com/enhancing-new-la-jolla-id-funding-for-fall-mitigation-and-utility-box-and-flower-basket-projects/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 01:47:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/enhancing-new-la-jolla-id-funding-for-fall-mitigation-and-utility-box-and-flower-basket-projects/ The Enhance La Jolla Board of Directors is taking advantage of new funding to implement projects in the coming months. Efforts include: • Mitigation of trip and fall hazards after City of San Diego offers over $17,000 • Wrapping utility boxes with artistic vinyl covers in conjunction with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, with […]]]>

The Enhance La Jolla Board of Directors is taking advantage of new funding to implement projects in the coming months.

Efforts include:

• Mitigation of trip and fall hazards after City of San Diego offers over $17,000

• Wrapping utility boxes with artistic vinyl covers in conjunction with the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, with financial assistance from San Diego County

• Replacement of the brackets and chains on the flower baskets that hang on the streets of the Village, with the help of a private donor

The board discussed the plans at its July 21 online meeting.

Non-profit organization Enhance La Jolla operates the Village Maintenance Assessment District with power to improve services provided by the city, including landscape maintenance, street and sidewalk cleaning , reduction of litter and graffiti and additional garbage collection. It can also privately finance and carry out capital improvement projects in public spaces, such as upgrading garbage cans, installing benches, increasing signs, improving parks, more public art and tree canopies on main thoroughfares.

Trip and Fall Mitigation

Improve La Jolla President Ed Witt said San Diego has more than $17,000 in the La Jolla MAD budget to help mitigate trip and fall hazards.

“The mayor came up with these additional funds to help MADs spend this money…so they don’t have to take money from other departments,” Witt said. “The city had $2 million and our share was $17,453.”

A recent lawsuit against the city of San Diego said that in January 2020, area resident Sally Beach was walking on the sidewalk of Pearl Street in La Jolla when she tripped in an empty tree well, is fell and hit her face on the sidewalk. The lawsuit has since been settled.

Eleven months after the trip would have taken place, Enhance La Jolla launched a beautification project along Pearl Street in conjunction with the Village Garden Club of La Jolla to place 21 trees in empty tree wells and plaques of earth. The well that was the subject of the lawsuit was among those filled with a tree.

Witt said Enhance La Jolla wants to use city funds to mitigate other potential travel risks around the village, which could be done by augmenting tree wells with landscaping materials to reduce differences. of height between the shafts of trees and the sidewalk.

“The city seemed to like that idea,” Witt said. “If we were to do a sidewalk project, it would cost over $17,000. »

Utility boxes

Enhance La Jolla board member Tony Gild said “productive discussions” had taken place with organizations such as the Village Merchants Association about how to embellish SDG&E utility boxes, which Gild called ” the ugly ducklings that dot the village”.

LJVMA recently received $20,000 from the county to help with the association’s wayfinding program, which involves placing signs throughout the village directing visitors to beaches and other area landmarks. Gild said some of that money could be used to wrap some of the utility boxes with iconic La Jolla images and “scenes from local photographers and artists, with an element of wayfinding” like a map or directions to tourist sites in the region.

The next step is to inventory the boxes by size and location to determine which ones are suitable for packing.

The Enhanced La Jolla Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue box packaging in conjunction with LJVMA.

flower baskets

Witt said a board member made an anonymous donation of $5,000 to buy new brackets and chains for hanging flower baskets on many streets in La Jolla.

“It will be a huge upgrade and a lot safer because a lot of those brackets have broken,” Witt said. “The other thing we want to do is remove some of the baskets and consolidate the plantings on Herschel Avenue, Prospect and Wall Streets and some of Girard [Avenue]. It gives us focus; we can better maintain them. Some of the peripheral baskets don’t get the care they need and they become an eyesore.

The board voted unanimously to support the effort. The brackets should be fully installed by the end of August.

Other Enhance La Jolla news

Board seats: Five of the 13 board seats are available this fall: two for commercial property owners, one for a residential property owner, one LJVMA representative and one La Jolla Community Foundation representative. Landowner seats are elected by landowners in the maintenance assessment district; seats representing LJVMA and the Community Foundation are nominated by these groups.

“We will be calling for applications at the end of August,” said Kathryn Kanjo, board member of Enhanced La Jolla. “At the end of September, we will review the nominations and produce a list of candidates. Candidates will be posted for two weeks before the [October] vote.”

Next meeting: Enhance La Jolla meets quarterly or as needed. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 at 4 p.m., online or at a location to be determined. Learn more about enhancelajolla.org. ◆

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George Clooney, U2, Gladys Knight among the next winners of the Kennedy Center https://avvensanchea.com/george-clooney-u2-gladys-knight-among-the-next-winners-of-the-kennedy-center/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 13:23:55 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/george-clooney-u2-gladys-knight-among-the-next-winners-of-the-kennedy-center/ Comment this story Comment Irish rock band U2, actor-filmmaker George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant, and composer-bandleader Tania León will be honored for their artistic achievements at the 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on December 4 at the National Arts Center. The Sunday evening performance is the centerpiece of a weekend that includes […]]]>

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Irish rock band U2, actor-filmmaker George Clooney, singers Gladys Knight and Amy Grant, and composer-bandleader Tania León will be honored for their artistic achievements at the 45th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on December 4 at the National Arts Center.

The Sunday evening performance is the centerpiece of a weekend that includes a private dinner at the presentation of the distinctive rainbow medals and a fundraising gala for thousands after the show. Opera. The production – complete with its top-secret guest list – will air later on CBS.

The 2022 honorees represent the best in entertainment, Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter said, but they’ve also used their talents to inspire change.

“In each case, they are artists who do more than perform. They are artists as citizens who give back and make the world a better place through art,” Rutter said, citing each other’s philanthropic, humanitarian and educational contributions. “It’s about art for life. These artists are a mirror of who we are.

Knight’s selection wins this year’s “What took you so long?” category, an eternal question for the selection committee, Rutter said.

“There’s a lot of people on ‘What took so long?’ listing. That’s why it’s so difficult. There are so many deserving artists,” Rutter said.

Behind the scenes of the covid Kennedy Center Honors

Knight, 78, performed a stunning rendition of Garth Brooks’ song ‘We Shall Be Free’ as part of last year’s honorary tribute to the country singer.

“I had a lot of fun during this performance. I was so excited they thought about making me a part of that,” Knight said by phone Wednesday. She expressed her gratitude for being among the latest list of winners, especially one so rich in music.

“I like all kinds of music, to be honest. Country and gospel have always been the two I go to,” said Knight, who headlined a 2002 performance at the Kennedy Center for the American Diabetes Association, one of the charities she supports.

Born in Georgia, Knight began singing in her Baptist church’s youth choir when she was 4 years old. She was still a child when she won the grand prize on Ted Mack’s ‘Amateur Hour’ show and at 16 when she and her brother Bubba, sister Brenda and two cousins ​​released their first record. under the name Pips. Two years later, the band became Gladys Knight and the Pips.

The Empress of Soul has released 38 records and won seven Grammy Awards in a career now in its seventh decade. Some of her best-known hits include “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

The honors made her remember her incredible journey in music and the contributions of her late mother, Knight said.

“She chose all or most of the music I was doing,” she said. “And my mother could sing too. She would go right in there, while we were rehearsing. She listened to every little thing.

Watch highlights from the 43rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors

U2 members Bono (Paul David Hewson), The Edge (David Howell Evans), Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. met as teenagers and have been performing together since 1976. Known worldwide for their popular tours in stages, the group has released 14 studio albums. and won 22 Grammys. U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. It has supported human rights efforts around the world and contributed to campaigns against AIDS, poverty and cancer.

The group first performed in the United States in 1980.

“We had big dreams then, fueled in part by the widespread belief at home that America smiles on Ireland,” the band members said in a statement released by the arts center. “But even in the wildest thoughts, we never imagined that 40 years later we would be invited to receive one of the nation’s highest honors…It’s been a love affair of four decades with the country and its people, artists and culture.We consider America a home away from home and are so grateful to the Kennedy Center Honors for welcoming us into this great clan of extraordinary artists.

Clooney, 61, began his television career, becoming a household name for his portrayal of Doctor Doug Ross on ‘ER.’ He has won two Oscars, five Golden Globes and an Emmy as a performer and producer and is known worldwide for his work on such films as the Ocean’s film series, ‘Out of Sight’, ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou” and “Good Night and Good Luck.” In 2016, Clooney and his wife, Amal, established the Clooney Foundation for Justice to fight for human rights around the world.

“Growing up in small town Kentucky, I could never have imagined that one day I would be sitting on the balcony of the Kennedy Center Honors. To be mentioned in the same breath with the rest of these incredible artists is an honor. C This is a really exciting surprise for the entire Clooney family,” Clooney said in a statement.

The 61-year-old, six-time Grammy-winning Grant’s music career spans more than 40 years and includes singles that have topped the pop, adult contemporary and Christian contemporary charts. Among his best known hits are ‘Baby Baby’ and ‘The Next Time I Fall’, a duet with Peter Cetera and a series of popular Christmas albums. She is the first contemporary Christian musician to be honored by the Kennedy Center.

“It feels like an American cultural recognition, and it feels profoundly different from anything else,” Grant said by phone Wednesday. “It’s like rarefied air.”

Grant supports many philanthropic causes, including St. Jude Children’s Hospital, MusiCares, the Nashville Symphony, and the Nashville Rescue Mission. She lives in Nashville with her husband, country musician Vince Gill, who paid tribute to Merle Haggard (2010) and the Eagles (2016). When the Kennedy Center called — Grant was in London with her daughter to watch Gill play for the Eagles — she thought the arts center was offering her the prize.

“He’s the most gifted musician I’ve ever known. I felt so humbled to receive this honor because the man I lay next to and sleep with every night, he’s…wow “, she said. “I need to tell you something, and it’s so him, when I told him [about the honor] he opened his arms and I crawled into his lap and cried, and he said, ‘I’m so proud of you.’ ”

Kennedy Center Honors 2021: A Toast to Tradition

Recognized as an ambassador of new music, León is an award-winning composer, conductor and teacher who was one of the founders of Harlem’s Dance Theater and a lifelong advocate for living composers of classical music.

The 79-year-old musician was surprised to learn of the honor.

“It’s a bit overwhelming. It’s kind of a surprise that you say ‘What?’ ” she said. “Of course, when it sinks in, you start to have a film in your head of all that you have done, remembering the people who are no longer there, those who encouraged you from the beginning, starting with the grandparents.”

León’s grandmother enrolled her in music lessons as a young child in Cuba. The classically trained pianist left for Miami in 1967 at the age of 24 to pursue a career as a concert pianist. She soon moved to New York and on her first trip to Harlem to replace a friend who was accompanying ballet lessons there, she met the famous dancer Arthur Mitchell. She left that concert with an invitation to work on her next project, which became the Dance Theater of Harlem.

“I had no idea who he was, I just enjoyed the piano,” said León, who became the band’s musical director. “That’s how life surprises you. To this day, I don’t know how it happened.

Mitchell encouraged her to write music, and he choreographed a dance to her first composition. León served as new music advisor to the New York Philharmonic in the 1990s, conducted the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra on several occasions, and launched the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s community concert series. She founded Composers Now, an organization that commissions and champions living composers and taught generations of students at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center from 1985 until his retirement in 2019.

“I have always been a musician. I shape myself, reinvent myself, create myself. It’s still ongoing,” she said. “It happens to every human being the same way – we keep growing until it’s time to go.”

Her work “Stride” was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of Project 19, an initiative launched in 2020 that created 19 works by 19 women to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right of voting. He was awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

The 2022 Kennedy Center Honors will be produced by Done+Dusted, the company behind the last three Mark Twain Awards. Rutter said the change to White Cherry, who has produced the show since 2015, is part of an effort to keep it fresh.

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Two free concerts Tuesday in Maple Ridge – Maple Ridge News https://avvensanchea.com/two-free-concerts-tuesday-in-maple-ridge-maple-ridge-news/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/two-free-concerts-tuesday-in-maple-ridge-maple-ridge-news/ Concert Band will perform at Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday night. (news special)” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://1wn3pg4fh5uh2dktoa28c8c9-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/29810621_web1_220718-MRN-NC-live-music-Tuesday-WO-pic_1.jpg 1200w, https://1wn3pg4fh5uh2dktoa28c8c9-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/29810621_web1_220718-MRN-NC-live-music-Tuesday-WO-pic_1-300×198.jpg 300w, https://1wn3pg4fh5uh2dktoa28c8c9-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/29810621_web1_220718-MRN-NC-live-music-Tuesday-WO-pic_1-1024×675.jpg 1024w, https://1wn3pg4fh5uh2dktoa28c8c9-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/29810621_web1_220718-MRN-NC-live-music-Tuesday-WO-pic_1-768×506.jpg 768w, https://1wn3pg4fh5uh2dktoa28c8c9-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/29810621_web1_220718-MRN-NC-live-music-Tuesday-WO-pic_1-640×422.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 320px) 93vw, (max-width: 639px) 97vw, (max-width: 1023px) 63vw, 640px”/> The Maple Ridge Concert Band will perform at Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday night. (news special) […]]]>


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Two free concerts Tuesday in Maple Ridge

Lunch and evening performances at Memorial Peace Park



There will be two opportunities to hear live music at Memorial Peace Park on Tuesday.

The Summertime Lunchtime Concert Series, organized by the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, offers a free concert from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Memorial Peace Park. Tuesday, the interpreter will be BB Kate.

The evening brings the Twilight Tuesdays Pops in the Park, featuring performances by the Maple Ridge Concert Band. They will deliver a mix of classic ballads and contemporary hits for music fans, while watching the sun go down on the banstand.

Bring a lawn chair for this free event, which takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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