Music Organization – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:01:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://avvensanchea.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png Music Organization – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ 32 32 Finally, a lot of classical music and opera to hear this season https://avvensanchea.com/finally-a-lot-of-classical-music-and-opera-to-hear-this-season/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 13:37:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/finally-a-lot-of-classical-music-and-opera-to-hear-this-season/ THE PASSAGE Few musical organizations generate as many new works while performing at such a high level as this choir, conducted with great distinction by Donald Nally. Their “Motion Studies” program includes works by Justine F. Chen (based on Jena Osman’s poem on surveillance), Nicholas Cline and Gabriel Kahane. (The group’s Month of Moderns festival […]]]>

THE PASSAGE Few musical organizations generate as many new works while performing at such a high level as this choir, conducted with great distinction by Donald Nally. Their “Motion Studies” program includes works by Justine F. Chen (based on Jena Osman’s poem on surveillance), Nicholas Cline and Gabriel Kahane. (The group’s Month of Moderns festival in June and July features large-scale works by Marcos Balter and David Shapiro, as well as a program featuring Chaya Czernowin, Aaron Helgeson, and Tawnie Olson.) (November 21 at Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia)

‘EURYDICE’ Sarah Ruhl and the young but accomplished composer Matthew Aucoin transformed her poignant, looping piece about the myth of Orpheus and the death of a parent into a playful and melancholy opera; after a premiere in Los Angeles just before the pandemic, it arrives in New York. The conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, is undertaking his second 21st century work in as many months, a sign that this is not your grandmother’s (or even your mother’s) Met. Mary Zimmerman’s alluring production stars Erin Morley and Joshua Hopkins as central lovers, along with Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Nathan Berg, and, as Howling Hades, Barry Banks. (November 23-December 16 at the Metropolitan Opera, Manhattan)

JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET To celebrate its 75th anniversary, this ensemble presents a program that shows its skill in the old and new repertoire: Op. 130 quartet – comprising both its published finale and the “Grosse Fuge” that originally ended it – alongside two works by Jörg Widmann that he inspired. (November 30 at Alice Tully Hall, Manhattan)

ANDY AKIHO Known for his dashing music, this composer unveils for him a work on a new scale: “Seven Pillars”, an evening in 11 movements for the Sandbox Percussion quartet, staged by Michael Joseph McQuilken under the auspices of Emerald City Music in Seattle. (May 5 in New York, Imani Winds presents Akiho’s “Be-longing,” a meditation on immigration issues for wind quintet, other instruments, and audience participation.) (December 3-4 in Seattle and Olympia, Washington)

NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC Research for musical directors in orchestras tends to be secret; few, inside or outside of an ensemble, usually know for sure who is even in the race. But this Boston group, which strikes well above its weight in an adventurous lineup, casts a rare ray of sunshine on the process, publicly naming their four finalists, each of whom will have a gig this season: Adam Kerry Boyles (December 5 ). ), Nicholas DeMaison (February 26), Tianhui Ng (May 1) and Yoichi Udagawa (June 18).

RANDALL GOOSBY This thoughtful young violinist, joined by pianist Zhu Wang, plays standards by Mozart and Franck alongside recent discoveries by Florence Price at 92nd Street Y (December 9) and the Merkin Concert Hall (May 24). (Cellist Seth Parker Woods and pianist Andrew Rosenblum also perform Price at the Y, alongside works by Mendelssohn, George Walker, Schumann and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, October 30.)


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Biden administration to deport Haitians in Del Rio, Texas https://avvensanchea.com/biden-administration-to-deport-haitians-in-del-rio-texas/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 04:03:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/biden-administration-to-deport-haitians-in-del-rio-texas/ This week, the United States resumed deportation flights to Haiti under the public health order. On Wednesday, immigration and customs services repatriated around 90 Haitians. Among those deported were families with young children, according to the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a rights group, which also said they had been deported under Title 42. Many Haitian families […]]]>

This week, the United States resumed deportation flights to Haiti under the public health order. On Wednesday, immigration and customs services repatriated around 90 Haitians.

Among those deported were families with young children, according to the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a rights group, which also said they had been deported under Title 42. Many Haitian families said they were afraid and are not being deported, the official said.

ICE Air uses chartered planes which have the capacity to carry approximately 135 people. The Defense Ministry is also expected to provide planes to transfer migrants to other border crossings to reduce overcrowding in Del Rio. ICE transported migrants from Laughlin Air Force Base to Del Rio in El Paso, Tucson and San Diego for processing.

In recent months, the administration has stepped up deportation flights to Mexico, Central and South America. In August, there were 99 probable withdrawal flights compared to 46 in July and 35 in June, according to Tom Cartwright, who tracks ICE Air flights for Witness at the Border, an advocacy group.

Haitians make up a small share of border workers, around 4 percent of migrants encountered by border officials in August, eclipsed by Central Americans and Mexicans.

But their numbers have swelled in recent months. Nearly 28,000 Haitians have been intercepted by border patrol along the US-Mexico border during the current fiscal year, which ends September 30, compared to 4,395 in 2020 and 2,046 in 2019. of 28,000, less than 4,000 were transformed. under the public health rule, according to the most recent border data, which covers arrests until the end of August.

Despite the public health measure, along some stretches of the border, the United States has not deported migrant families with young children because Mexico refused to accept them. And on some days Mexicans tell border officials their shelters are at full capacity and can only accommodate a certain number of migrants.


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Musica Angelica of Long Beach announces four-concert season – press telegram https://avvensanchea.com/musica-angelica-of-long-beach-announces-four-concert-season-press-telegram/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 17:06:11 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/musica-angelica-of-long-beach-announces-four-concert-season-press-telegram/ Long beach Musica Angelica, a Baroque orchestra using instruments from the Baroque era, has announced a return to live performances with a season of four concerts. All concerts are given on Saturday nights at the Beverly O’Neill Theater at the Long Beach Entertainment Center. The ensemble then moved to the First Congregational Church in Los […]]]>

Musica Angelica, a Baroque orchestra using instruments from the Baroque era, has announced a return to live performances with a season of four concerts.

All concerts are given on Saturday nights at the Beverly O’Neill Theater at the Long Beach Entertainment Center. The ensemble then moved to the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles for a Sunday morning.

The season begins October 2 with Shakespeare’s Dream: Music Inspired By Three Great Plays by composers Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell. At Baroque Christmas, December 11, holiday music samples from five composers, including Bach and Handel.

The first concert in 2022 takes place a month later, on January 15, with From Vienna With Love. The music comes from the big three: Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.

This season’s finale will take place on March 19, featuring Vivaldi Meets Bach.

Musica Angelica is conducted by music director Martin Haselböck, internationally renowned organist, conductor and composer. The 27-year-old organization moved its headquarters to Long Beach in 2015.

Individual concert tickets range from $ 55 to $ 75, depending on the seat location. Series subscriptions are $ 320.

Tickets and more information are available at musicaangelica.org.


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Free MS Fest raises funds for two nonprofits with walking, music and entertainment on Saturdays https://avvensanchea.com/free-ms-fest-raises-funds-for-two-nonprofits-with-walking-music-and-entertainment-on-saturdays/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 23:42:06 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/free-ms-fest-raises-funds-for-two-nonprofits-with-walking-music-and-entertainment-on-saturdays/ The MS Fest, a combination of a 3K / 5K walk along the Mississippi on the Clinton’s Discovery Trail and a four-party concert at Clinton’s View Bandshell, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Activities start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m., according to Greg Fier, with the event. The […]]]>

The MS Fest, a combination of a 3K / 5K walk along the Mississippi on the Clinton’s Discovery Trail and a four-party concert at Clinton’s View Bandshell, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Activities start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m., according to Greg Fier, with the event.

The Clinton MS Support Group, in partnership with The Finch Fund, will present the festival, which includes The Beez, Brooke Byam and the Daymakers, The Unidynes and The Mamiltons.

There will be hot food, snacks, live animals, face painting, balloon twists, a car show and a silent auction.
The MS’issippi Walk-n-Roll 5K / 3K walk begins at 10:30 am, stretching along the Discovery Trail starting and ending at the group shell.

At the free event, anyone can walk for someone they know whose life has been affected by multiple sclerosis.

The profits will be split between two groups. The Bob Finch Memorial Fund (The Finch Fund), a non-profit organization that provides resources to local MS victims to help them pay for home modifications, adaptive equipment and assistive technologies designed to enable them to maintain their independence and quality of life. Since its inception in 2018, the Finch Fund has funded more than $ 29,000 for projects supporting local victims of MS.

The National MS Society-Upper Midwest Chapter is a 75-year-old nonprofit organization that raises funds for research, promotes awareness and education, advocates at state and national levels for legislation to improve the lives of people living with MS. In 2021, the MS Society funded a walk-in shower for a local MS victim.

The walk has donated over $ 40,000 to the National MS Society – Upper Midwest Chapter since 2015.

Fier told Local 4 News that MS is a disease of the central nervous system that scrambles signals in the brain as well as signals from the brain to the rest of the body. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. The nature and severity of symptoms for a given person are unpredictable, but can range from debilitating fatigue to blindness, problems with cognition, “and even, as in my case, complete disability,” he said. .

More than a million Americans have been diagnosed with MS, he said.

Proud encourages anyone who knows someone with MS who needs help or who needs help themselves to visit The Finch Fund website.


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The return of Liquid Music; ‘Sherwood’ opens at the Yellow Tree Theater https://avvensanchea.com/the-return-of-liquid-music-sherwood-opens-at-the-yellow-tree-theater/ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:24:34 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/the-return-of-liquid-music-sherwood-opens-at-the-yellow-tree-theater/ Prepare the toast, prepare the confetti and sauté the corks: Liquid music is back. From November and March to June 2022, six events will take place at Promenade theater, with more in development for next fall and as far as 2024. The revolutionary new music series, flexible of genres, limitless, always surprising and sometimes confusing […]]]>

Prepare the toast, prepare the confetti and sauté the corks: Liquid music is back. From November and March to June 2022, six events will take place at Promenade theater, with more in development for next fall and as far as 2024.

The revolutionary new music series, flexible of genres, limitless, always surprising and sometimes confusing was created by Kate Nordstrum, sponsored by the SPCO for seven seasons and discontinued in May 2019 due to changes in corporate funding. In January 2020, Nordstrum had transformed Liquid Music into an independent LLC, which it owned.

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In mid-January, Liquid Music presented an evening with Finnish violinist / conductor Pekka Kuusisto and American composer / pianist Nico Muhly at the Parkway. It was complete and breathtaking. Projects were planned in March and April with the Big Ears Festival and National Sawdust, the Kennedy Center and the National Gallery of Art. COVID threw them all to the curb.

Fortunately, Nordstrum had accepted a new position in December 2019 as executive and artistic director of the Great Northern, a winter festival with a diverse lineup that includes music and performances. She had a stable salary. While working on the Great Northern, which in 2021 became a destination for smart art events (mostly virtual, thanks to the pandemic), she also had time to think, plan and organize. Either way, live music was getting nowhere.

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“It’s really important for me to keep doing this work, where new music is central,” Nordstrum said by phone Thursday. “Even though I’m able to get that muscle playing in the Far North to some extent, I still want a dedicated series exclusively focused on new music and exploring these different worlds of sound with an audience that we’ve built. over the years I know has been hungry for it. It’s something that always fascinates me. “

Partly because of the pandemic, the Liquid Music Salon series – “living room” because the series will take place in one intimate location and the shows themselves will be on a smaller scale – will be a little different from all previous seasons. by Liquid Music. Instead of showcasing any new projects or work in progress, four of the six scheduled performances will be live presentations of music composed or released during the pandemic.

“I wasn’t the instigator,” Nordstrum explained, “and Liquid Music wasn’t the developer, but I felt we had to provide a venue for live incarnations of this important and visionary music. which was created at a time when we couldn’t come together and couldn’t experience it live.

“It is important to understand what is needed at the moment. What we’ve needed most throughout the history of Liquid Music is for the series to be a partner in getting the Dream Projects to their premiere. We will continue to do so. But I want to recognize work that was written or published during the pandemic, which reflects an era and needs its platform to shine. … I don’t want to be like ‘Hey let’s pretend last year and a half hasn’t happened.’ Creating an outlet during this time was a monumental feat. “

Nordstrum will have the chance to play the role of matchmaker – “bringing together new collaborators and disparate ideas, bringing them together and working with them for a long period of development, from scratch” – along with the other two performances.

Here is the series in brief. We won’t go into detail now on each individual performance. We’ll save that for a later time as each one approaches. In the meantime, you can find more information on the website.

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Terence Blanchard

November 3, 2021: Terence Blanchard: Absence With the E-Collectif and the Turtle Island Quartet. Blanchard is a five-time Grammy-winning and two-time Oscar nominated trumpeter / songwriter. “Absence”, his latest album, released in August 2021, is a tribute to the astonishingly influential composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The E-Collectif is Blanchard’s group. In terms of people on the Parkway stage, this will be the biggest gig of the season.

March 12, 2022: Erika Dohi: “Me, Castorpollux”; David Friend and Jérôme Begin, “Post-”. A double list of music from two innovative piano recordings. “I, Castorpollux” is the debut solo album by Osaka-born, New York-based pianist Dohi. “Post-” is a collaboration between pianist David Friend and pianist-composer Jérôme Begin.

Arooj Aftab

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Arooj Aftab

April 10, 2022: Arooj Aftab: “Prince vulture”. In her latest album, the Pakistani singer / songwriter revisits “places that I called mine, places that no longer necessarily exist”.

April 23, 2022: Adam Tendler: World Premiere of “Legacies”. This is one of two projects that Nordstrum has been involved in from the start. It features music commissioned by a group of composers including Devonté Hynes, Nico Muhly, Meredith Monk, Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Timo Andres and others whose names will ring the bells with Liquid fans. Music.

May 13, 2022: Julianna Barwick: “Healing is a miracle. “ Composer, singer and producer Barwick’s Pandemic Era record is a meditation on sound, reverberation and voice. French electronic musician Malibu opens.

June 17, 2022: Ariana Kim: “Rained. ” Grammy-nominated violinist / composer and educator, co-artistic director (with her father, Young-Nam Kim) of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Kim will present a new project highlighting visual art and music of Asian origin and American from Minnesota.

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What else would Nordstrum want us to know? “I want to encourage people to come with open ears and minds, and explore music and musicians that they may never have met before. Hope this takes you to different musical corners, and from those experiences you will continue to explore and dive deeper. It is therefore a springboard for continuous exploration.

Want a preview of the next season? In development for fall 2022: The world premiere of Nashville-based Lambchop’s “Showtunes” with an eight-piece band including Andrew Broder and Bryan Nichols. And a series of brand new songwriter / director pairs. Nordstrum promises “filmmakers and composers of the highest caliber. It will be a big deal when it is announced. We are not suppressing this type of ambitious project.

Like we said, Liquid Music is back.

Series tickets are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale next Friday, September 24, at 8 a.m.

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After 18 difficult and horrific months, we are still in a pandemic. Most sites now require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. This is what it takes to get through most doors. Before buying a ticket for anything, check the protocols so you won’t be disappointed no matter what your expectations are.

V is for virtual, L is for live and in person.

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Architect’s view of the new Juxtaposition Arts campus.

L Today (Friday, Sept. 17), 5 p.m. to Arts of juxtaposition: Inauguration of the JXTA campus and community celebration. Founded in 1995 by Roger and DeAnna Cummings as an after-school program, Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA) is the only black-led arts organization in north Minneapolis. Art and design center for teenagers, gallery, retail store and artists’ studio, it puts the creativity of young people to work. Today it will begin construction of a new $ 12.9 million campus. The community celebration will include shows, food, a dedication ceremony and special announcements. 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis, free.

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In August, Public Art Forecast announced that it will donate its extensive public art library – over 2,000 print, digital and multimedia materials – to JXTA, where it will become part of the new facility and a valuable resource for youth, staff, alumni and the wider community.

L Tonight (Friday, Sept. 17), 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at State-of-the-art center for engraving: Opening reception for “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking. “ The first national exhibition organized by black engravers highlighting the experimental prints of black engravers. The exhibition will include the recent works of 12 engravers. Ends October 23. IMF. To free.

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A scene from “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood”.

L Starts tonight (Friday, Sept. 17), 7:30 p.m. at Yellow tree theater: “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood.” Let the cloak and the sword begin. The first season of Yellow Tree with Austene Van as production art director begins with the Minnesota premiere of Ken Ludwig’s version of a legend. It’s a light tale of happy men, the struggle for justice, and an intelligent Maid Marian. End of oc. 17. IMF, including timetables and tickets ($ 27/29/31).

L Saturday, September 18 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Red Wing’s Anderson Center at Tower View: Minnesota Children’s Book Festival. Face painting, stilts, storytelling, artistic creation, puppets, balloon animals and more, plus eight award-winning authors for children and teens reading, signing, meeting and welcoming. Authors include Kao Kalia Yang, Molly Beth Griffin, and David LaRochelle. 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing. IMF. To free.

M and V Saturday Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m .: Cowles Center: SOLO: Six dance films in world premiere. McKnight Dancer scholarship recipients may have new works created especially for them by choreographers of their choice. The result is an evening of world premiere solo performances. In 2021, these exist in the form of dance films. Watch in person, live or on demand as 2018 and 2019 Fellows, Renée Copeland, Sharon Mansur, Yeniel “Chini” Perez Domenech, Erin Thompson, Joseph “MN Joe” Tran and Elayna Waxse inhabit the dances of their chosen choreographers . IMF and banknotes ($ 20-25).

L Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. at Dakota: Zacc Harris Group: Release of the album “Petites Merveilles”. Originally Harris on guitar, Bryan Nichols on piano, Chris Bates on bass, and JT Bates on drums, the Zacc Harris Group has grown to include John Raymond on trumpet and flugelhorn and Brandon Wozniak on saxophone. What was really good at the start is now even better. It’s an album where everything works. The tunes, all by Harris, are melodic and inviting, the playing clean and precise, with that coveted communication between all members. Favorite song: “Apple Jacks”. With the Bates Bros. providing a rock-solid rhythmic foundation for NOLA’s taste, Harris ‘cheerful solo sets the stage for the conversational and playful unison passages of Raymond and Wozniak splashed with Nichols’ piano. The sound everywhere is exceptional. This is not a pandemic album. It was completed before the pandemic, then patiently waited for the live audience it deserves for its release. At Sunday’s event, Aaron Hederstrom will replace Wozniak, who had another entry. IMF and banknotes ($ 20 / $ 15).


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Voter Registration Campaign Offers Free Hairstyles, Food and Music https://avvensanchea.com/voter-registration-campaign-offers-free-hairstyles-food-and-music/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:29:14 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/voter-registration-campaign-offers-free-hairstyles-food-and-music/ COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Local fellowship and sisterhood members are working to make sure our neighbors register to vote. For the second year in a row, they are hosting “Get in the Cut” – a full registration event with food, music and over 100 free hairstyles. “I was just as responsible for a system that […]]]>

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Local fellowship and sisterhood members are working to make sure our neighbors register to vote. For the second year in a row, they are hosting “Get in the Cut” – a full registration event with food, music and over 100 free hairstyles.

“I was just as responsible for a system that I thought was a failure, and then I said, ‘Okay, what am I doing about it? Said Wendell Drake who helps organize the event and donates the free hairstyles.

But being active in politics hasn’t always been the case for Drake.

“I just had very, very little faith in what the system was trying to tell me,” he said. “I looked at him like it really was a form of indoctrination.”

Last year’s “Get in the Cut” event gave Drake the energy to rally the masses.

“The year before we did the enumeration for the 2020 Census. We signed up for voters, handed out health information, PPE, and people had the opportunity to check their address to see if their voter registration was up to date, ”said Charity Martin-King, president of the Columbus section of the National Pan-Hellenic. Advice.

And this Saturday, the effort of the Pan-Hellenic National Council of the region is back.

“The Pan-Hellenic National Council is the umbrella organization of the nine historically black organizations in Greek letters,” Martin-King said. “: It is really the umbrella of unity for us to have collaboration in areas that are of mutual interest.”

The fraternities and sororities will meet at the Ohio State College of Barber Styling on East Broad St. east of Columbus, where OSU students will give free haircuts.

“The hair salon is such a center of conversation,” Drake said. “I realized that we all have our own personal responsibilities to improve the conditions in which we live a little. “

For the first time last year at the event, Drake registered to vote.

“When you see things like this and people who are participating in the political process to this degree for the first time, it’s wonderful,” said Martin-King.

Saturday’s event is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and also features health and wellness information.


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Amplifier nourishes artists through promotion https://avvensanchea.com/amplifier-nourishes-artists-through-promotion/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/amplifier-nourishes-artists-through-promotion/ Sophie Feldman aka “Jackson” performed at Amplify’s most recent event. The event drew a huge crowd and was a testament to Amplify’s success as a leading organization for fostering student talent. (Photo courtesy of Amplify USC) From social media campaigns to live music performances, Amplify USC is the on-campus center for the music scene and […]]]>
Sophie Feldman aka “Jackson” performed at Amplify’s most recent event. The event drew a huge crowd and was a testament to Amplify’s success as a leading organization for fostering student talent. (Photo courtesy of Amplify USC)

From social media campaigns to live music performances, Amplify USC is the on-campus center for the music scene and the promotion of USC artists.

Working to promote the work of USC musicians to the student body, Amplify creates a place for artists to develop their presence and for students to connect with the music culture on campus. Through a variety of media forms such as Instagram, blogging, artist covers and live events, Amplify has created a unique space for artists at USC.

“In this industry, it’s all really about passion and supporting other artists. It’s about how connected everyone is within the music industry and how everyone just wants to support each other, ”said Ronia Waltl, a senior communications specialist who manages social media for Amplify.

Waltl described the submission process Amplify uses to find new artists to support and promote, as well as how the design team works with the artist. The team creates a “bulletin board” for the artist, as well as a magazine-like article about the artist.

“The most exciting part is always supporting the amazing artists on campus here. When someone says, ‘I added this artist [to] my reading list because I’ve seen them on your platform, “it’s always exciting to hear,” Waltl said.

Katie Sunada, a communications graduate, works for Amplify, primarily as a writer. She described what makes Amplify USC such a great organization.

“I think it’s really cool to have a platform that only focuses on the artists promoting it.” Sunada said. “As a music fan myself, I like having a place I can go to see who the new upcoming USC artists are. [are]. ”

With the return to campus, Amplify has focused much of its attention on setting up live performances to gain more experience and visibility for its artists.

Last Friday, Amplify hosted an event at the site, El Cid, which was attended by Casey Malanuk, Ellie Williams and Kate Grahn. It was Ampify’s first live show during the coronavirus pandemic, which was scheduled over the summer by Waltl and Sophie Feldman, a senior in the pop music performance program. The two started planning the event in June by researching the right venue and ultimately developing a lineup.

The artists started training together over the summer to learn new songs as a group and get back to playing after a long time when live performances were not possible. Remi Frogo, design team member and student at USC Roski, designed posters and began to fervently promote the event two weeks earlier, which included an Instagram takeover with each artist.

Feldman, who is also known by her stage name, “Jackson,” was one of the performers for Friday’s event. It was her first in-person show since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and it was there that she made her stage name debut. The event also marked her first performance with completely original music.

“I was delighted to debut all of this material and to see it touch an audience for the first time, especially after such a long time without live music in our lives,” said Feldman. “It was absolutely exhilarating to be in this context again.”

Feldman spent a lot of time perfecting her originals and went into the performance with the confidence that she was presenting music that belonged to this project.

“At the start of last year’s spring semester, I worked on understanding this branding and learning more about marketing myself as an artist,” Feldman said. “So focusing more on myself was really interesting and all the songs I played on Friday were songs I wrote specifically for myself as ‘Jackson’.”

Feldman also intends to continue promoting his music through Amplify.

“When I start releasing music, I plan to definitely promote things through Amplify,” Feldman said. “I love doing the Instagram takeovers with them, so anything I can do to stay connected and be involved in the USC artist community, I will continue to do so.”

Huge crowds turned out for the performance, with a successful presale and even more tickets purchased at the door. Frogo also sold prints of his personal works at the show, adding to the event’s art scene.

Sunada was able to attend the event live and experience the production of Amplify.

“I think it’s always really amazing when you go to shows for USC artists… because it’s amazing to see your peers and how talented they are,” Sunada said.

Amplify will continue to organize live events and scout artists within the community to increase its audience and local support. Going forward, Amplify will focus on live events to increase exposure for its musicians, while following the coronavirus guidelines that had previously hampered live music for so long.

Amplify’s central message is to uplift creatives early in an artist’s career, providing support and exposure to the community to continue to grow their success. Within the USC community, Amplify leverages support for these artists, emphasizing the importance of networking in the music industry.

“I think as a young artist it’s really important to have this exposure and get coverage in any way,” Sunada said. “So I think it’s important that we give a platform to these artists who are really promising.”

Amplify USC is hosting a second live event – a house show – on September 24 on 29th St.


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Western Carolina University – As Mountain Heritage Day approaches, festival opportunities multiply https://avvensanchea.com/western-carolina-university-as-mountain-heritage-day-approaches-festival-opportunities-multiply/ Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:07:12 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/western-carolina-university-as-mountain-heritage-day-approaches-festival-opportunities-multiply/ WCU Stories September 13, 2021 When Whitewater Bluegrass Company takes the stage at Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, September 25, it will be the band’s 25th time to perform at Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival. “It’s definitely a big step for us,” said Uncle Ted White, the band’s bassist. “This group has its origins […]]]>

When Whitewater Bluegrass Company takes the stage at Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, September 25, it will be the band’s 25th time to perform at Western Carolina University’s annual fall festival.

“It’s definitely a big step for us,” said Uncle Ted White, the band’s bassist. “This group has its origins in Western with students choosing and singing and being back is a special reminder to us of our roots. That’s what it’s all about for everyone, anyway.

Mountain Heritage Day, an annual multicultural celebration held on the WCU campus, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission, free parking, and free shuttle service. Recognized as a showcase of bluegrass and mountain music, family activities and the region’s best arts and crafts, other highlights include the presentation of the Mountain Heritage Awards to an individual and organization in honor of the accomplishments. in historic preservation and exceptional cultural contributions.

NEIGHBORS HELP NEIGHBORS

Field collection boxes placed for donations in support of Mountain Heritage Day will instead support a WCU Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning initiative this year to sponsor a home renovation for the one of more than 100 families damaged in recent flooding in Haywood County. . It was estimated that $ 17,500 would help a family make the repairs needed to get back to their home. WCU hopes to raise enough money to sponsor at least one rebuild.

The 5K Mountain Heritage Day is back. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Stillwell Science building on a route past iconic landmarks including the Tower of the Ancients. Family activity is great for advanced runners and occasional walkers. Chip timing will be provided by Race Odyssey Events. All proceeds support the Sports Management Association Scholarship Fund. Online registration is now open, with special advanced pre-registration rates. Participants will be asked to adhere to physical distancing guidelines outside during check-in and in the start / finish area. Face coverings are required when using the indoor toilet. Instead of gathering for a post-race awards ceremony, custom handcrafted medals will be shipped directly to overall and age group winners. The first 100 to register are guaranteed a free 5K Mountain Heritage Day t-shirt. Register at RunSignUp.com.

NEW PERFORMANCES, ANOTHER EXHIBITOR

Another exhibitor of handicrafts and skills recently added to the lineup is Kevin Fountain, who will demonstrate corn grinding and multi-fault motors. Calliope Stage Company will present at 12:30 pm a performance of “Moonshine and a Gray Duck”, designed and written by Colin Wasmund with Howard Allman and directed by John Baldwin. A short comedy that explores the clash of cultures between the Upper Midwest and the Appalachians of North Carolina, this play finds joy in the differences in language and colloquialisms and the “culture shock” that one can experience. feel when their social sphere is punctuated with unfamiliar words and ways of doing things. things.

A free, open-to-the-public performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by WCU’s Stage and Screen School will take place at 2 p.m. at the University’s Picnic Lodge, located behind the softball field. Directed by Peter Savage, the classic tale takes place in the heart of a magical forest – much like those around Cullowhee – with four runaway lovers, a cast of outrageous amateur actors, and the conflicting Fairy King and Queen passing by. a wild night in the woods, resulting in tumultuous love triangles, infectious mists and moonlight revelry. This outdoor production is 80 minutes long, with live music by WCU alumnus and former musician William Ritter. With general seats, camp chairs and blankets recommended.

Mountain Heritage Day relies on volunteers, community support and sponsorship from local businesses. The organizers would like to thank Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino, Pepsi, Jackson County Tourism Development Authority, Republic Services, Andy Shaw Ford, McNeely’s Store and Rental, Tractor Supply and the Sylva Herald for their gracious support.


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Howard District in Biloxi honors first responders https://avvensanchea.com/howard-district-in-biloxi-honors-first-responders/ Sun, 12 Sep 2021 00:06:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/howard-district-in-biloxi-honors-first-responders/ BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – As we remember, thousands of Americans lost their lives that day 20 years ago, along with the first responders who risked theirs. The District on Howard in Biloxi wanted to say thank you in a special way. The organization provided first responders with free hot dogs, burgers, snow cones and potato […]]]>

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – As we remember, thousands of Americans lost their lives that day 20 years ago, along with the first responders who risked theirs.

The District on Howard in Biloxi wanted to say thank you in a special way. The organization provided first responders with free hot dogs, burgers, snow cones and potato chips.

The group invited the audience to purchase plates for $ 10 while enjoying the live music.

Howard Avenue Ward Development Director Bobby Gillon wanted to host the event given he comes from a good neighborhood outside of New York City.

He said 9/11 still affects him and many others to this day and they cannot believe America has reached the 20th anniversary of the tragic event.

Gillon thought it would be best to honor those who lost their lives, as well as those who risk their lives to protect the community.

“September 11 really touched me 20 years ago. When I moved here and found a community, it really touched them too, it surprised me. So it’s just a date that I just wanted to do for the first responders here and it landed on a Saturday so it worked.

Gillon explained that the purpose of hosting the event downtown was due to the increased need for first responders in the area.

“These are the people who took care of us, especially at the end of the year and for a very long time, especially downtown,” said Gillon. “The police and fire department really took care of this community and we just want to thank you.”

Deputy Police Chief Christopher Deback has served the ministry for over 20 years.

Deback said the change in his work climate was extremely noticeable once planes hit the World Trade Center Twin Towers, causing unrest for the nation.

“First responders, in general, have played different roles since September 11. We have improved our community engagement, I think. Of course, the community came to support law enforcement, fire departments and hospitals a lot more, ”Deback said.

Deback said he was honored to serve a community that strives to show its appreciation to first responders.

“We are here to serve the public. We are the community; the community is us and without them it would be difficult to do our job, ”said Deback. “Events like this and events at Gulfport like the Badge Blessing, it shows us so much support and brings us together.”

Organizers said all proceeds will go to the Biloxi Police Department and the Biloxi Fire Museum.

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An anti-bullying organization helping children through films https://avvensanchea.com/an-anti-bullying-organization-helping-children-through-films/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 02:43:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/an-anti-bullying-organization-helping-children-through-films/ FLORIDA – 20 percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported being bullied, according to the National Center for Education. A Florida organization has taken to tackling bullying with a new twist – using movies and video clips to boost children’s self-confidence. The organization was initially dubbed Karma, but Sean Roberts, the […]]]>

FLORIDA – 20 percent of students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported being bullied, according to the National Center for Education.

A Florida organization has taken to tackling bullying with a new twist – using movies and video clips to boost children’s self-confidence.

The organization was initially dubbed Karma, but Sean Roberts, the founder of the organization, received a suggestion from a friend.

“He said why said why don’t you call it AMRAK. I said, what is AMRAK. He said it’s karma spelled backwards. I said, great, I’m going to run with that, ”said Roberts.

Roberts uses actors who have been bullied themselves.

“Bringing in people who have been through difficult things in their lives and turning into something positive, then I do that through filmmaking, music videos and empowering individuals and allowing them to use their talents to to be better and to do better, “he said. .

The Jones family got involved with AMRAK. Yvette Jones, an actress from AMRAK, said she didn’t realize her children were being bullied at first. She quickly realized that the entertainment industry was intimidating them.

“They’ve been hassled in the industry because they wanted to change them and their ideas and the way they create music, the way they dance and how they enjoy life. And in fact, I even realize that “As a mother, I can also be a bully through my words and my actions with my children,” Jones said.

Jones said AMRAK has helped her change for the better.

“A lot of the campaigns will say, oh, stop doing this and don’t do that, but that doesn’t really teach you how to change your life,” she said.

She said it takes practice.

“I have to constantly address and refocus and sometimes even apologize and say you know what to do. Okay, because I didn’t like the way it sounded, you know, accident, j ‘could have done better,’ Jones said.

This is why Robert created AMRAK. He wants people to look at themselves in the mirror.

“We are always looking for others to make the change, but it will take ordinary people to make that change and if you look at successful or really great people, they are differences from ordinary people, they just made the decision. to make things happen, “he said.

To help support AMRAK, click here.


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