Music Organization – AVV Ensanche A http://avvensanchea.com/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:13:33 +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 Nearly 300 instruments collected for Marshall Fire victims – Loveland Reporter-Herald https://avvensanchea.com/nearly-300-instruments-collected-for-marshall-fire-victims-loveland-reporter-herald/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:10:06 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/nearly-300-instruments-collected-for-marshall-fire-victims-loveland-reporter-herald/ Donated instruments are seen at the home of Travis Albright in Lafayette on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Albright plans to collect more than 300 instruments to donate to people who lost theirs in the Marshall fire. (Matthew Jonas/staff photographer) Travis Albright, executive director of the nonprofit Future Arts Foundation, has collected more than 280 instruments […]]]>
Donated instruments are seen at the home of Travis Albright in Lafayette on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Albright plans to collect more than 300 instruments to donate to people who lost theirs in the Marshall fire. (Matthew Jonas/staff photographer)

Travis Albright, executive director of the nonprofit Future Arts Foundation, has collected more than 280 instruments to replace those lost in the Marshall Fire.

Albright announced earlier this month that he would lead the donation campaign to put the instruments back into the hands of those devastated by the fire. About 80% of the instruments will be donated to the Boulder Valley School District on Monday.

At noon on February 5, he plans to hold a free music store so people recovering from the fire can purchase an instrument of their choice. Anyone who has lost an instrument and would like to know the location details should contact him at futureartsfoundation@gmail.com.

Travis Albright, founder of Future Arts Foundation, an organization that helps replace instruments lost in the Marshall Fire, sits on the steps of Macky Auditorium in Boulder, in 2021. FAF’s annual Bluebird Music Festival is scheduled April 23-24 at Macky. (Jessica Luann/Courtesy photo)

Due to space and storage constraints, Albright will resume collecting instrument donations after making delivery to the school district. It also raises funds to help pay for repairs that are carried out on donated instruments.

Additionally, the donations will help Albright purchase more instruments so he can replace the exact types that may have been lost in the flames. Interested persons can donate to fafcolorado.org/donate. For every instrument donated in January or financial contribution greater than $100, Albright will provide a pair of tickets to the Bluebird Music Festival, which takes place April 23-24 at Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

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The music industry is on the move: FKA Twigs partners with Atlantic Records https://avvensanchea.com/the-music-industry-is-on-the-move-fka-twigs-partners-with-atlantic-records/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:20:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/the-music-industry-is-on-the-move-fka-twigs-partners-with-atlantic-records/ Brett Yormark was elevated to COO of Roc Nation, Compant CEO Desiree Perez announced this week. Yormark previously served as co-CEO of Roc Nation Unified and president of business operations and strategy. According to the announcement, Yormark will provide leadership and strategic vision across Roc Nation’s verticals while continuing to develop and execute long-term organizational […]]]>

Brett Yormark was elevated to COO of Roc Nation, Compant CEO Desiree Perez announced this week. Yormark previously served as co-CEO of Roc Nation Unified and president of business operations and strategy.

According to the announcement, Yormark will provide leadership and strategic vision across Roc Nation’s verticals while continuing to develop and execute long-term organizational goals to support the company’s continued growth.

Perez said, “There are few people who understand the essence of Roc Nation. Brett Yormark has proven to be a fearless leader and will be dynamic in the role of COO. His proven track record ensures that Roc Nation will be in a unique position to grow our business and influence in the years to come.

Yormark added, “I am thrilled that Jay-Z, Desiree and the Roc Nation Board of Directors have given me this opportunity and I look forward to growing the business according to their vision. After these last two years working at Roc Nation, I have seen that with determination and an entrepreneurial spirit, anything is possible.

Prior to joining Roc Nation in 2019, Yormark was CEO of BSE Global, where he played a key role in the rebranding of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, the opening and content development of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and the reopening from the Manhattan Webster Hall venue.

+ Scott McDowell and Charles Hamilton have joined King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano as partners, the company announced this week. McDowell joins Warner Chappell Music, where he was Executive Vice President/Head of Legal and Business Affairs; he was previously director of legal and business affairs for Warner Bros. Records. Hamilton comes to the firm of Saban Music Group, where he was responsible for business and legal affairs; he was also previously at Warner Bros. as senior vice president of business and legal affairs.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have brought Scott and Charles on board,” King Holmes managing partner Howard E. King said in a statement. “Their depth in music publishing and recorded music enhances our ability to serve our customers innovatively and with the highest quality. To have them both join us now is an incredible blow.

+ Range media partners announced three key new hires to join its growing entertainment company. Kyle Wilenski will act as artist manager and vice president of music tours, Bo Balogun as the brand’s narrative and creative lead, and Haley Hey joined as Head of Game Talent, Partnerships and Strategy.

Wilensky, who will lead Range Media Partner’s new music touring division, joins after 17 years as a touring agent at CAA, with a roster that included Avril Lavigne, Grouplove, Kesha, Lukas Nelson, Modest Mouse and more . Balogun comes from Nike, Inc., where he oversaw marketing for the company’s partnerships with the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Dodgers, Neymar Jr. and USC football. Hey began her career with esports organization Echo Fox and later consulted on projects for clients including FaZe Clan, ESL, Fortyseven Communications and others.

+ Sony Music Edition named Ari Gelaw vice president of creation. Based in the company’s New York office, she will report to senior vice president of creative Ian Holder. She was previously Director of A&R at Universal Music Publishing, where she signed and worked with Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, Coi Leray, producer Earl on the Beat and Speaker Bangerz and others. She previously worked for two years in the urban A&R department of Atlantic Records.

“Ari’s commitment to songwriters and the creative community is nothing short of admirable. She represents the culture we are committed to building here at SMP and I look forward to seeing her flourish in her new role,” said Holder.

+ DistroKid appointed Matthew Ogle to the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Products. Ogle joins CNN, where he led the network’s direct-to-consumer initiative, and held positions at Canopy, Instagram, Spotify, Echo Nest and Last.fm.

“Matt has over 20 years of experience creating products that strengthen the bonds between people,” said DistroKid COO Phil Bauer. “We are thrilled to have him at DistroKid where he will focus on adding tools that help artists with promotion, content creation and audience engagement.”

Wednesday January 19

As part of this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival, BMI will offer a duo of panels with composers of films selected for the festival in conversation with their directors, actors or producers, including one with Commmon and Patrick Warren and another with Amy Poehler and David Schwartz.

Hip-hop star and actor Common, who stars in thriller ‘Alice,’ will sit down with the film’s composer, Warren, to discuss how they both came to work on the film in conversation “Score to Screen” scheduled for January 23. The Sundance entry tells the story of a woman escaping slavery on a Georgia plantation, but with twists to come.

Poehler, best known as a comedic actress, bows out as a documentary filmmaker with “Lucy and Desi,” and she’ll be joined by composer Schwartz on Jan. 22 for a panel on directing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. in a doc that follows the fictional depiction recently seen in “Being the Ricardos.”

More than 20 Sundance entries will have scores from BMI-affiliated composers, the performing rights organization said. Information on viewing the panels is available at festival.sundance.org.

Tuesday, January 18

+ Along with his “Caprisongs” mixtape on Friday came the news that FKA twigs has “associated with Atlantic Records for this exciting next phase of his art,” according to the announcement. In the UK, she will continue to release music through the Young label (formerly Young Turks) through Beggars Group.

“FKA twigs is the kind of artist you dream of signing – one with a truly original vision, voice and presence,” said Atlantic President and COO Julie Greenwald. “She is among the most compelling talents, always pushing her creative boundaries to deliver emotionally honest music that is both intensely personal and universal. We are thrilled that she has chosen the Atlantic as her home as she pursues her fantastic musical adventure.

“The progression of FKA twigs’ music over the past decade has been extraordinary,” said President and CEO Craig Kallman. “She’s never content to stay in one place – constantly crossing musical boundaries, embracing new sounds, telling new stories and exploring what’s next. An incredible singer, songwriter, lyricist and producer, she has barely scratched the surface of her potential, and we are incredibly excited to see what she will bring to her fans in the years to come.

+ Artist services company A.W.A. promoted Jennifer Kirell to the senior vice president of catalog and retail marketing. Based in New York, she will report directly to Ron Cerrito, President of AWAL North America, and oversee and support partner artists and labels. Prior to joining AWAL, Kirell spent 11 years at Sony Music Entertainment at Legacy Recordings, where she led global marketing campaigns and audience development strategies for artists including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash and others. Cerrito said, “Jennifer is a goal oriented, follow obsessed, results oriented, serial success individual with a deep understanding of modern music marketing. She is also a thoughtful leader and people manager. We are proud to have Jen as a member of our leadership team and look forward to continuing to redefine catalog and retail marketing in the future.

The 2021 deal which saw Kobalt sell AWAL to Sony for $430 million remains under review by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.

+ RCA recordings named Alex Jean advertising director. She joins after two years at Red Bull Records, where she worked with Blxst, the Aces and producer WondaGurl. During her seven years in the company, she also worked for Listen Up (where she worked with Martin Solveig, Kevin Saunderson, Jamie Jones and others), FYI Brand Group (Jhené Aiko, Tyga, DJ Khaled) and M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment (Sprite, Coca-Cola, WAV Media).

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Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences https://avvensanchea.com/best-bets-a-quick-guide-to-online-and-in-person-entertainment-and-experiences/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:00:31 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/best-bets-a-quick-guide-to-online-and-in-person-entertainment-and-experiences/ the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events. Conferences and learning • Prebys of Sanford Burnham presents “Insights: Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Rady Children’s Heart Institute – Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart defects to help save lives” […]]]>

the La Jolla Light presents this ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events.

Conferences and learning

Prebys of Sanford Burnham presents “Insights: Sanford Burnham Prebys and the Rady Children’s Heart Institute – Unraveling the genetics of congenital heart defects to help save lives” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, online. To free. bit.ly/SBPJan22

• UC San Diego international institute presents “The Impact of the 1979 Revolution on the Lives of Iranian Women” at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, online. Rezvan Moghaddam will lead the conference. To free. bit.ly/LectureJan26

Families & children

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Present your passion” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event aims to give teens in grades eight through 12 five minutes to express what excites them in front of their peers and local politicians. The teen audience will then vote anonymously to have a cause started become a community service project. To free.grahamk@sandiego.gov

Health and fitness

• The Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America presents “New Energy Yoga in Yiddish” at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 23, online. The yoga class, taught in Yiddish, is open to all levels of yoga practice. $15. yaaana.org/yiddish-yoga

arts & culture

The San Diego Early Music Society will present the Profeti della Quinta ensemble on Tuesday, January 25 at St. James by-the-Sea in La Jolla.

(Elam Rotem)

• The San Diego Early Music Society presents the ensemble Quinta teacher at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. The program will include music by Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Luzzaschi, Cipriano de Rore and Kapsberger. $10 and up. (619) 291 8246 orsdems.org

• Warwick Bookshop presents the author Huntley Swan at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, online. Huntley will discuss her new book, “Getting Clean with Stevie Green,” with Jeniffer Thompson. To free. warwicks.com/event/huntley-2022

• The Salon de Musiques presents “Russian Masterpieces” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 6, at the La Jolla Women’s Club, 7791 Draper Ave. The program will feature music by Rachmaninoff and Arensky performed by violinist Benjamin Hoffman, cellist Taeguk Mun and pianist Hyejin Kim. $95.LeSalondeMusiques.com

• The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center presents the 32nd edition San Diego International Jewish Film Festival starting Wednesday, February 9, online and at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. The festival, which runs until Sunday February 20, will present 25 feature films, eight short films and three television series. $12 for JCC members; $15 for non-members. 2022sdijff.eventive.org/welcome

• St. James Gallery by-the-Sea presents its “Show by three artists” through Wednesday, February 16, at 743 Prospect St., La Jolla. Jeweler Ann Craig, painter Paula McColl and photographer Edie High Sanchez will display their works for sale. To free. sjbts.org

• The Quint gallery presents “Manny Farber, Works on Paper: 1968-1980” until Saturday, March 12, at 7655 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The exhibition presents a small study of Farber’s works produced between New York and San Diego. To free. quintgallery.com

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the exhibition “La Jolla Reading Room” until Saturday March 12.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library presents the exhibition “La Jolla Reading Room” until Saturday March 12.

(Courtesy of Athenaeum Music and Art Library)

• The musical and artistic library of the Athenaeum presents “La Jolla Reading Room” through Saturday, March 12, at 1008 Wall St., La Jolla. The exhibition, created by writer Jared Stanley and artist Matthew Hebert, contains sculptures and sound recordings inspired by the Athenaeum’s collection of more than 2,200 artists’ books as well as the tradition of the halls of library reading. To free. ljathenaeum.org

Galas & events

• La Jolla/Riford Library presents “Quick Read” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 22 at 7555 Draper Ave. In the alternative book club for 20-30 year olds, participants will share what they read in front of a peer for 10 minutes at a time, switching partners as time runs out. To free. lajolllibrary.org

• The non-profit Center St. Madeleine Sophie will hold its “Tea by the Seaside Brunch” at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22 at The Marine Room, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. The event will benefit the organization’s arts program and will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music. $135. stmsc.org/tea-by-the-sea-registration

• TheOpen Farmers InsuranceThe Pro Golf Tournament returns Wednesday, Jan. 26 through Saturday, Jan. 29 at Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. The event is part of the PGA Tour. $60 and up. farminsuranceopen.com

• Fashionkind, a foundation that supports women in recovery from addiction, presents the concert“Reclaimed Rocks”at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 30 at 7843 Girard Ave., La Jolla. The event will feature a performance by Runaway King. $25. fashionkind.org

Do you have an event – online or in person – that you would like to see here? Email your leads to efrausto@lajollalight.com.

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Hundreds of people virtually honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. https://avvensanchea.com/hundreds-of-people-virtually-honor-the-reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 06:06:33 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/hundreds-of-people-virtually-honor-the-reverend-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/ People tuned into Zoom on Sunday evening for the 41st annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, a local event held to honor the iconic civil rights leader whose national holiday falls on Monday. Nearly 200 people attended the virtual event, hosted by the MLK Birthday Committee, a Sonoma County-based group that first […]]]>

People tuned into Zoom on Sunday evening for the 41st annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration, a local event held to honor the iconic civil rights leader whose national holiday falls on Monday.

Nearly 200 people attended the virtual event, hosted by the MLK Birthday Committee, a Sonoma County-based group that first hosted the celebration in 1981. The committee’s goal is to raise awareness of issues relating to human rights by supporting organizations that exemplify Dr. King’s ideals, officials said.

“He was the embodiment of love and joy,” Donzaleigh Abernathy said of King. An actress, author and civil rights leader, she was one of the evening’s featured speakers.

His father, Ralph Abernathy, was a close friend and mentor to King’s. They worked with others to create the Montgomery Improvement Association, which organized the year-long Montgomery bus boycott that began in December 1955. He was also a co-founder and executive board member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King served as the organization’s first president.

A big part of Sunday’s event was also to rally support for voting rights legislation being considered in Congress that aims to expand access to the ballot box nationwide.

“When an assassin’s bullet sounded, the silence came and was deafening. The joy was gone. And we faced a crisis like the one we face in the country today,” Donzaleigh Abernathy told those present.

She spoke about the memories she shared with the late civil rights leader and her thoughts on the importance of the right to vote.

“He gave his life to service and humanity and gave me the freedom to use the bathroom wherever I want, to vote and now – from the grave – he asks us to give back. He asks us to do our share,” Abernathy said.

The event was full of slideshows of images of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. walking with thousands of others. An animation accompanied by music also showcased King’s contributions to the American civil rights movement.

The event included musical performances by Benjamin Mertz, a pianist and singer from Sonoma County, who sang and performed songs about justice, freedom and equality.

MLK Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January and honors King’s life and his fight for racial equality. It was officially declared a national holiday in 1983 by then-President Ronald Reagan.

Another Sunday night highlight featured high school students sharing the impact King’s contributions have had on their lives.

A high school student from Maria Carrillo, Ricardo Bolanos, shared his thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech, “I’ve been to the top of the mountain.”

King gave the speech at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee on April 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated.

“There are a lot of giants we face today. No matter how intimidating this giant might be, a giant of hatred and racism, Martin Luther King still reached into his pocket for a stone of hope and joy and looked into this giant’s eyes and threw that rock,” Bolanos said Sunday night.

“We too can pick up our stones that we have collected on our mountain of life and keep moving forward. We must use our voices and bring down the giant that stands before our community and our society today,” he added.

The event, which was also streamed on Facebook Live, also included speeches from Sonoma County NAACP chapter president Segretta Woodard and Reverend H. Lee Turner of Santa Rosa Community Baptist Church.

A second Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, scheduled for Monday at Andy’s Unity Park near south Santa Rosa, has been postponed to March.

This event would have helped spruce up the neighborhood park, but was postponed by Sonoma County Regional Parks due to a call from Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase, who asked residents to voluntarily shelter in place as much as possible, said John Ryan, a volunteer. coordinator with the network of parks.

Organizers have rescheduled the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 5 at Andy’s Unity Park. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., Ryan said.

Editor Nashelly Chavez contributed to this report.

You can reach editor Mya Constantino at mya.constantino@pressdemocrat.com. @searchingformya on Twitter.

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La Jolla Symphony & Chorus cancels January and February concerts due to COVID concerns https://avvensanchea.com/la-jolla-symphony-chorus-cancels-january-and-february-concerts-due-to-covid-concerns/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 17:00:47 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/la-jolla-symphony-chorus-cancels-january-and-february-concerts-due-to-covid-concerns/ Citing the sharp increase in COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the region due to the Omicron variant, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus canceled the January and February concerts that were to open its new season. Original plans to open the season last month had been pushed back because of the Delta variant. The first performances […]]]>

Citing the sharp increase in COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the region due to the Omicron variant, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus canceled the January and February concerts that were to open its new season.

Original plans to open the season last month had been pushed back because of the Delta variant.

The first performances of the year by the 90-person orchestra and 100-person choir were scheduled for January 14 and February 5 at the Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Center Theater in Rolando. The two free dress rehearsals on January 13 and February 4 that would have preceded these two concerts have also been cancelled.

The nonprofit arts organization, founded in 1957, hopes to resume performances in March at Mandeville Auditorium, its longtime home on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla. The February 6 Symphony & Chorus concert scheduled for Mandeville has also been cancelled.

Tickets for canceled concerts can be transferred for use at future concerts or refunded at the point of sale, according to La Jolla Symphony & Chorus executive director Stephanie Weaver.

The decision to cancel the concerts came a week after the San Diego Symphony Orchestra canceled its first three January concerts due to the dramatic increase in Omicron cases here.

“But we made the decision independently in order to protect the public and our musicians,” Weaver said. “We observed the conditions over the holidays and then met with Steven Schick, our music director, and our chairman of the board.”

To complicate matters, Weaver said, members of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus had been unable to access their rehearsal room in UCSD’s largely closed Conrad Prebys Music Center.

The choir’s most recent performance, which appeared without the orchestra, was Dec. 18 at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla. The orchestra’s most recent performance, which took place without the choir, was on December 5 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

Assuming it can resume its concerts in March, the Symphony & Chorus is scheduled to perform at the Mandeville Auditorium on March 12 and 13, April 30, May 1 and June 4 and 5. The June concerts will be the last before Schick steps down as music director, a position he has held for the past 15 years.

“Due to the pandemic, we have hosted a series of streaming concerts in 2020 and 2021 and livestreamed our October 2021 fundraiser,” Weaver said. A return to online performance is possible, she said, but only if absolutely necessary.

“We hope we don’t have to, of course,” she said. “But we will definitely try to find a way to engage with our audience.” ◆

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NY, NJ, CT Scheduled Events – NBC New York https://avvensanchea.com/ny-nj-ct-scheduled-events-nbc-new-york/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:35:44 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/ny-nj-ct-scheduled-events-nbc-new-york/ Celebrated on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service that celebrates the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. Every year on this day, countless Americans across the country step up and volunteer to leave a positive impact in […]]]>

Celebrated on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service that celebrates the life and legacy of the civil rights leader.

Every year on this day, countless Americans across the country step up and volunteer to leave a positive impact in their communities.

With this in mind, many organizations in our region are holding events to commemorate Dr. King.

Whether you decide to help clean up a park, become a mentor, help someone facing hardship, or join in a discussion to gain insight, there are countless events happening in the area. of the Tri-States to keep the memory and legacy of MLK alive.

Hunger Free America has honored MLK Day with service and action for years. This year, the organization’s Serve-A-Thon will focus on a series of virtual and in-person events, in partnership with other nonprofits and the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Locally, Serve-A-Thon events are scheduled to take place January 14-17 at the following locations:

  • Saturday January 15 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Connected Chef Farm booth, located at 49-05 5th Street, Long Island City, Queens;
  • Sunday January 16 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kehilat Food Pantry, located at 150-62 78th Rd, Flushing, Queens, New York;
  • Monday January 17 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kehilat Food Pantry, located at 150-62 78th Rd, Flushing, Queens, New York.

“As a global pandemic and the fight for racial justice rages on, it is more important than ever to elevate Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of justice,” the organization said.

Hunger Free America is an organization that focuses on political advocacy to help struggling Americans. The organization conducts research about food benefit programs and the issues facing low-income Americans.

For more information on Serve-A-Thon, Click here.


To celebrate MLK Day, NYC Parks is hosting a number of volunteer events to help clean up and maintain parks across all five boroughs.

For more information and a list of participating locations, Click here.


The Brooklyn Academy of Music, also known as BAM, is celebrating MLK Day this year with visual art titled “Salvation: A State of Being.”

The collective public art exhibition, which explores black art as a form of visual activism, will be displayed on a loop on a digital billboard located at the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues from Friday, January 14 through January 21.

The exhibition will feature works by seven black photographers – Adama Delphine Fawundu, Genevieve Gaignard, Jamel Shabazz, Frank Stewart, Roscoè B. Thické III, Deborah Willis and Joshua Woods. The project, which is led by BAM guest curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, aims to spark civic discourse in Brooklyn around Dr. King’s legacy and encourage viewers to think about: what is love ? What is the next step in the journey to liberation?

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, located at 145 Brooklyn Avenue (Brooklyn), is hosting events throughout the weekend and Monday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Interactive performances, protest marches, community art programs and volunteer projects are planned.

SATURDAY, JAN. 15

Morning session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Shadow Puppets with Nehprii Amenii
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Shadow puppets with Nehprii Amenii
Ongoing: ColorLab Community Dream Cloud

Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Creation of posters and musical procession with Fyütch
Ongoing: ColorLab Community Dream Cloud

SUNDAY, JAN. 16

Morning session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Shadow Puppets with Nehprii Amenii
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Shadow puppets with Nehprii Amenii
Ongoing: ColorLab Community Dream Cloud

Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Creation of posters and musical procession with Fyütch
Ongoing: ColorLab Community Dream Cloud

MONDAY, JAN. 17

Morning session: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Repairing the world volunteer project
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Shadow puppets with Nehprii Amenii
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Fyütch poster making and musical procession
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Repair the World volunteer project
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Shadow Puppets with Nehprii Amenii
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Repair the World volunteer project
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.: Fyütch poster making and musical procession
Ongoing: ColorLab Community Dream Cloud

Afternoon session: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Repairing the world volunteer project
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Shadow Puppets with Nehprii Amenii
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Fyütch poster making and musical procession
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Repair the world volunteer project
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Shadow puppets with Nehprii Amenii
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Repairing the world volunteer project
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Fyütch poster making and musical procession
Ongoing: ColorLab Community Dream Cloud

For more information on the Museum’s MLK Weekend activities, including ticket prices, Click here.


Stamford JCC has a slate of events taking place across the city of Connecticut to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., including a park cleanup, donation drive, food prep, as well as in-person film screening and virtual book discussion.

For more information on scheduled events, Click here.


Queens College is hosting a virtual MLK celebration with speakers, performances and video presentations.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 17 starting at 3 p.m.

For more information, Click here.


There are countless other volunteer opportunities on MLK Service Day or throughout the year. The following websites can help you get started:

  • Volunteer in New York: Find an updated list of volunteer opportunities throughout the year in New York City.
  • Martin Luther King Memorial Commission of New Jersey: This commission provides information on events unfolding in the Garden State that keep the legacy of the civil rights leader alive.
  • Jersey care: This non-profit organization, established in 1993, recruits and engages volunteers in efforts that meet the needs identified by the community. They provide a long list of volunteer opportunities in honor of Dr. King.
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Annual celebration of black heritage and music returns to downtown Tampa this weekend https://avvensanchea.com/annual-celebration-of-black-heritage-and-music-returns-to-downtown-tampa-this-weekend/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 02:03:42 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/annual-celebration-of-black-heritage-and-music-returns-to-downtown-tampa-this-weekend/ Black Heritage Music Festival kicks off in Tampa Tony Sadiku Reports TAMPA, Florida – The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival (TBBHF) Music Festival returns to Curtis Hixon Park this weekend. The annual arts and culture festival, now in its 22nd edition, attracts musicians at local and national levels. The local celebration of black heritage coincides […]]]>

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival (TBBHF) Music Festival returns to Curtis Hixon Park this weekend.

The annual arts and culture festival, now in its 22nd edition, attracts musicians at local and national levels.

The local celebration of black heritage coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Weekend as well as a number of other events organized by the association.

This year, more than 20 performances are expected over the 2 day period featuring artists, bands, DJs, spoken word, dancers and more. Among those expected to perform are The Bar-Kays, Jane Eugene, Euge Groove and Erica Campbell.

As an added safety measure, the TBBHF recommends that guests socially distance themselves, wear masks, get vaccinated and receive a negative COVID test at least three days before attending.

However, this is not a requirement. The organization will also provide free COVID-19 and PCR tests on site.

Organizers say there’s still time to sign up as a vendor or volunteer for the weekend’s event.

Doors open at noon on both days. Tickets start at $ 15 for individuals, $ 10 each for large groups and can be purchased in line or on site.

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Dog lost in wildfire rescued in snow-capped California mountains https://avvensanchea.com/dog-lost-in-wildfire-rescued-in-snow-capped-california-mountains/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 05:05:50 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/dog-lost-in-wildfire-rescued-in-snow-capped-california-mountains/ SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California A dog separated from its owner last summer as a wildfire forced evacuations in the mountains of northern California has been found after an off-piste skier spotted the animal in deep snow last month, triggering an intense rescue operation. Russ, a pit bull terrier mix, fled his owner’s vehicle in August […]]]>

A dog separated from its owner last summer as a wildfire forced evacuations in the mountains of northern California has been found after an off-piste skier spotted the animal in deep snow last month, triggering an intense rescue operation.

Russ, a pit bull terrier mix, fled his owner’s vehicle in August as the Caldor fire roared towards South Lake Tahoe, according to a Facebook post from Tahoe PAWS and TLC 4 Furry Friends, the organization. nonprofit that helped rescue the dog. end December.

The owner was forced to evacuate because of the fire, after searching for the dog and reporting its disappearance to animal service officials, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday.

“It was assumed that Russ had been lost for good,” TLC 4 Furry Friends officials said on Facebook.

But on December 16, a man skiing west of Tahoe saw the dog and posted photos of the animal online.

Leona Allen, an experienced animal stalker who volunteers with TLC 4 Furry Friends, and her volunteer partner, Elsa Gaul, donned snowshoes and hiked the steep terrain following what they hoped were dog trails.

Allen told The Chronicle that she spotted the dog in the snow and feared he was dead.

“So I walked over, and all of a sudden he opened his eyes and looked up, and I screamed. It was just unintentional, ”said Allen, 61.

Allen and Gaul won the dog’s trust and brought him down the mountain wrapped in a blanket on a sled.

Russ was in good health, Allen said, and within days he was reunited with his family, who live in Riverside County, the Chronicle reported.

TLC 4 Furry Friends officials said that “when contacted, the owner was delighted to find his dog was alive! “

“As a rescue organization… that’s what we’re supposed to do,” Allen said. “I keep reliving the moment he opened his eyes and lifted his head, and the joy and elation inside of me was overwhelming. It is one more life that must be lived happily, warmly and in safety.


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COVID has prevented these Seattle seniors from exercising. Now they dance together on Zoom https://avvensanchea.com/covid-has-prevented-these-seattle-seniors-from-exercising-now-they-dance-together-on-zoom/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/covid-has-prevented-these-seattle-seniors-from-exercising-now-they-dance-together-on-zoom/ Eyes closed in concentration, Yuriko Ueda stretched her right hand above her head, swung her left hand to the ground, and pointed her chin to the sky. Holding this position, Ueda let a wave of orchestral music wash over her. “Inhale and exhale,” said exercise instructor Lily Singh. “Long and easy. “ When the music […]]]>

Eyes closed in concentration, Yuriko Ueda stretched her right hand above her head, swung her left hand to the ground, and pointed her chin to the sky.

Holding this position, Ueda let a wave of orchestral music wash over her.

“Inhale and exhale,” said exercise instructor Lily Singh. “Long and easy. “

When the music stopped, Ueda slowly opened her eyes… and sat down in a chair in her dining room at home. She motioned to an iPad perched on the table.

“Hi, Youriko!” Singh said, greeting Ueda and a dozen other seniors in the EnhanceFitness class she leads through Zoom for Asian Counseling and Referral Service, or ACRS.

Based in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, ACRS is one of 13 nonprofits that benefit from donations from readers to the Seattle Times Fund for Those in Need.

Before the pandemic, the organization’s on-site “Club Bamboo” program provided seniors with a lively place to chat, dance and have lunch with Asian and Pacific Islander fare every day of the week, while directing them to d ‘other ACRS offers, such as housing assistance, health counseling and citizenship courses. Ueda participated.

But many in-person programs in the Seattle area, including Club Bamboo, have been on hold since the emergence of COVID-19 almost two years ago, leaving seniors like Ueda, a 75-year-old Japanese immigrant. , at risk of becoming physically inactive and socially isolated.

For weeks, Ueda hardly saw anyone other than her husband. She couldn’t play pickleball anymore. At one point, she struggled to garden.

For the first time in her life, “I couldn’t even squat” or squat, she said, describing it as a shock. “I couldn’t get up. “

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Then, about eight months ago, Ueda heard something exciting: Club Bamboo was going to go online.

Equipped by ACRS with tablets, laptops, and digital training (including how to share emojis), Ueda and over 60 other seniors now exercise, meditate, and karaoke together on Zoom. Because online computing is called “the cloud”, they call the virtual program “Cloud Bamboo”.

“We were brainstorming ideas and someone suggested Cloud Bamboo – Club Bamboo in a virtual setting,” said Miguel Saldin, director at ACRS. “We thought it looked amazing.”

Health, citizenship

Loneliness can have short- and long-term effects, putting people of all ages at increased risk for certain illnesses and exacerbating or leading to depression.

Social isolation can even increase the risk of dying prematurely, according to some research. The elderly can be particularly vulnerable, due to circumstances such as life alone, chronic disease and hearing loss, immigrant seniors sometimes face additional challenges.

In a King County survey led in mid-2020, around 12% of people over 50 said they had felt depressed or hopeless most of the time since the start of the pandemic, while 14% said they had little interest or pleasure in getting it right and 12% reported difficulty obtaining medication.

In a national survey led by the AARP Foundation and United Health Foundation in mid-2020, 40% of people over 50 said they felt isolated and 33% said they had spent at least a month without interacting with people outside their home and their place of work.

Prior to the pandemic, Club Bamboo was a social hub for many older people, and the organization used the program’s lively lunches “as a bridge” to connect older people to holistic care, Saldin said.

Older people of Japanese and American descent can be particularly reluctant to seek help, said Rina Adams, a CASW social worker who focuses on this population and who at one point connected Ueda to a test. coronavirus.

“For some people, it’s just hard to imagine anyone helping them because they’ve been so independent for 70 or 80 years,” Adams said.

Although Ueda was introduced to ACRS through Club Bamboo, after hearing about the program’s inexpensive lunches from a friend, she also received help from the organization last year. For decades, a green card and marriage to an American citizen had seemed acceptable; then President Donald Trump arrived, Ueda said.

“He was talking about immigration, about this and that,” during his re-election campaign in 2020, she recalled. “So I said, ‘You don’t know what’s going to happen with Trump. I need to become a US citizen.

The CCRA assisted Ueda in applying. “They put everything on the computer,” she said. As she had not received a response from the government, about 10 months later, the organization verified her case.

“I’m a citizen now,” said Ueda, who keeps a small American flag from her naturalization celebration on the wall in her dining room.

“Bamboo Cloud”

These days, Ueda lives for Cloud Bamboo, attending the EnhanceFitness class two or three times a week.

Singh leads his class from a windowless room in the basement of the CASI Headquarters building on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South. She mixes stretching with dance moves, aerobics and moves that resemble aspects of yoga and tai chi. The soundtrack includes new age music and soul standards.

ACRS assistant Enoch Wong ran the show on a recent Wednesday, sitting behind a computer and displaying the Zoom call on a projection screen so Singh could see and call participants by name.

Wong, along with other ACRS staff and volunteers, spent more than 100 hours last year training seniors in the use of tablets, laptops, and Zooms, many of whom do not. ‘had never used before.

Muting was an important skill to learn in the first few sessions because “some people had their noise,” which was annoying, Ueda said with a laugh. Participants connect from homes and apartments across the Seattle area. They are between 63 and 83 years old.

The virtual setting is somewhat detrimental to the experience. There are no hugs, for example. Still, Zoom can be handy, especially for older people who live far from CALJ and those who have mobility issues.

The organization can keep the option available even when in-person activities resume, Saldin said. Instructors and participants have found ways to interact online.

“We start giving them technical advice at the end of the course,” said Francie Wong, who coordinates the courses for seniors at CALJ. “We also celebrate their birthdays every month. They reactivate and sing together.

In addition to EnhanceFitness, Cloud Bamboo’s offerings currently include a weekly Matter of Balance fall prevention workshop in English and Vietnamese, a bi-weekly yoga / meditation class in English and Mandarin, and a weekly karaoke session for Vietnamese speakers.

Some results can be measured. When Cloud Bamboo’s fitness class launched in April, ACRS had 19 participants standing (and sitting) as many times as they could in 30 seconds. They averaged about 11 movements. Tested again in August, they had an average of almost 13. The average number of arm curls they could do in 30 seconds also increased from 13 to almost 16.

Other results are less tangible, such as the enjoyment Ueda derives from gardening, now that she can stretch, bend and squat again with relative ease.

She talks about ACRS “wherever I go”, with a short, sweet pitch: “If you need help, she’s there”.

Asian counseling and guidance service

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Asian Counseling and Referral Service promotes social justice and the well-being of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and other community members with multilingual and multicultural programs, ranging from nutrition and research to employment in mental health counseling and citizenship support. For information: ACRS.org.

$ 25: Provides three days of hot meals to a low-income homebound senior

$ 50: Support an immigrant on the path to citizenship

$ 100: Funds programs that help youth gain confidence, explore college opportunities and meet their mental health needs

$ 200: Supports digital literacy training for a low-income immigrant


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earMUSIC – Senior Product Manager (DE) https://avvensanchea.com/earmusic-senior-product-manager-de/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:20:38 +0000 https://avvensanchea.com/earmusic-senior-product-manager-de/ earMUSIC is the international rock-pop label of Edel Germany GmbH and markets recordings of international artists such as Deep Purple, Foreigner, Alice Cooper, Joe Jackson, Hollywood Vampires, Marillion, Status Quo, Tarja, Def Leppard, Chickenfoot, Babymetal , Al Di worldwide Meola, Gamma Ray, Stratovarius, Lisa Stansfield, Savatage, Kim Wilde and many more (www.ear-music.net). As a subsidiary […]]]>

earMUSIC is the international rock-pop label of Edel Germany GmbH and markets recordings of international artists such as Deep Purple, Foreigner, Alice Cooper, Joe Jackson, Hollywood Vampires, Marillion, Status Quo, Tarja, Def Leppard, Chickenfoot, Babymetal , Al Di worldwide Meola, Gamma Ray, Stratovarius, Lisa Stansfield, Savatage, Kim Wilde and many more (www.ear-music.net). As a subsidiary of Edel Germany GmbH, earMUSIC is owned by the listed company Edel SE & Co. KGaA.

Are you passionate about the music industry and want to be part of our international rock-pop label earMUSIC?

We are looking for someone ASAP

You want it.
  • You develop, implement and monitor marketing, online media, public relations and television concepts and campaigns
  • You are responsible for the design and development of brand and campaign strategies as well as marketing plans
  • You communicate with our artists and the direction of the artists on artist and exit strategies
  • From the conception of an artist’s IC to the organization and implementation of video shoots, photo shoots, styling and conception of the work of art:
  • You are in control of your campaigns and are constantly on the lookout for new marketing ideas. You will develop and implement digital marketing strategies in a leading role and develop cross-channel content marketing strategies for owned media channels (social media, web pages, newsletters, etc.)
  • Working with the agencies to implement the measures is also part of your area of ​​responsibility.
  • You provide editorial support for campaigns in the channels concerned
  • You will work in close collaboration with the promotion managers, sales managers, physical and digital sales, the international department as well as with the marketing department and directory managers of your team.
  • You are in regular contact with repertoire donors, artists, producers, artist managers, publishers, tour organizers, cooperation partners and the media
You can do it.
  • You have successfully completed your studies with a Marketing / Music / Media focus or your Media Business training
  • You have several years of professional experience in a music or media company and you have a very good knowledge of the classic rock / rock, metal and adult pop repertoire
  • You have very good project management skills and are passionate about mastering creative processes
  • You have a detailed understanding of online marketing and promotion, are familiar with social media channels, and know how to implement digital media planning and communication strategies in a targeted manner.
  • You have already acquired experience in the use of streaming platforms and have a good knowledge of the processing of key figures and online analysis tools (eg Google Analytics, FB Businessmanager, Google AdWords)
  • You have a very good command of written and spoken German and English
  • In addition, you are an absolute team player and drive new things independently as a source of inspiration
  • Thanks to your conscientious and structured way of working, you always have an overview
  • You are a creative mind and have a great interest in the latest trends
  • You are characterized by entrepreneurial thinking and action
  • You are absolutely confident in your relationships with artists, media partners, management and business partners
We love and live it.
  • It’s not only our work that is extraordinarily fun: we have a great working atmosphere and value our trusting cooperation. We live in open communication with a “you” across all hierarchies.
  • We are a colorful mix of people: lively, creative and versatile like our products. We all have one thing in common: we love music, books and movies!
  • Our working atmosphere could not be better: The Elbe at the doorstep, outdoor terrace, modern offices and conference rooms, a certified organic company restaurant, fresh fruit and free drinks
  • And we don’t miss that either: Edel scores points with flexible working time models, mobile working, a wide range of benefits, employee discounts, free copies and a wide range of activities. sports. By the way: We also offer mobile massages.
  • Committed, honest, empathetic. Always authentic. It’s us. It is noble. Are you that?


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