Performing artist – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 19:42:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michaeldorf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/default1.png Performing artist – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ 32 32 St. George performer presents the show of his dreams – St George News https://michaeldorf.org/st-george-performer-presents-the-show-of-his-dreams-st-george-news/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 02:39:32 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/st-george-performer-presents-the-show-of-his-dreams-st-george-news/ ST. GEORGE-After a 15-year dream of directing “Seussical” turned into a magical reality, a St. George performer is encouraging audiences to see the unforgettable show on stage this weekend. “Seussical” manager Brianna Rosia stands proudly in front of her musical flyer outside the Electric Theater, St. George, Utah, July 13, 2022 | Photo by Jessi […]]]>

ST. GEORGE-After a 15-year dream of directing “Seussical” turned into a magical reality, a St. George performer is encouraging audiences to see the unforgettable show on stage this weekend.

“Seussical” manager Brianna Rosia stands proudly in front of her musical flyer outside the Electric Theater, St. George, Utah, July 13, 2022 | Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News

Brianna Rosia, who ran musical theater shows in Washington County for 15 years, said she fell in love with ‘Seussical,’ a story primarily based on the Dr. Seuss stories, “Horton Hears a Who”, “Horton Hatches an Egg”, and “The One-Feathered Tail of Gertrude McFuzz”, with many references to other Dr. Seuss stories.

“To put 53 people on this type of stage is an adventure,” Rosia said, “and in the midst of the pandemic and stuff, everyone stepped up. … I couldn’t ask for a better team to direct my dream.

Rosia said her desire to direct the musical began when she starred the main role in high school. Although she loved the show, she said the overall experience wasn’t very pleasant and the cast weren’t happy. It was then that she set out to run the show herself one day and create something magical for the world to see, she said.

“I wrote in my diary, ‘One day I’ll make ‘Seussical’ and everyone will be happy,’ and that’s what I’ve been working on ever since,” she said.

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The cast of “Seussical” pose together for a photo, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brianna Rosia
by Alan Holben Photography, St. George News

Rosia took various acting classes in high school and college, including set and costume design. Whenever she was asked to choose a show to create from, she chose “Seussical.” While her classmates picked deep, dark scripts to analyze during a script analysis class, she, again, chose “Seussical.” While her teacher was initially apprehensive about her choice, Rosia said she was able to shed new light on the script.

“At first when you watch it or read it you think, ‘Oh, that’s so cute,’ but like all Dr. Seuss stories, there’s so much meaning behind it,” Rosia said.

While Rosia has had plenty of opportunities to almost direct the musical of her dreams over the years, something has always gotten in the way of the show.

One day, as a member of The Stage Door’s artistic council and director of summer programs, Rosia attended a meeting with discussions about upcoming shows. When asked what show she wanted to do the following summer, she suggested “Seussical,” which she thought would be turned down. To his surprise, they accepted.

And instead of just putting on a show for junior kids, they decided to open up the cast to entire families.

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Cast Members Perform “Seussical,” St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brianna Rosia
by Alan Holben Photography, St. George News

“This is actually the first time the show has been performed with adults in St. George in 15 years,” Rosia said. “It’s popular for kids to play, but not as common for adults.”

The show includes a cast from many different families, such as Joel Thomas, one of the actors who played Horton the elephant on the show 15 years ago, who performs with his wife and three children – the youngest n being only 14 months old. Jamie Cook, her husband and four children also star in the musical. Barb Christensen stars as the lead “Mayzie” alongside her daughter and her husband. Geoffrey Reynolds, his wife and 6-year-old daughter are also in the room, along with four other families.

Seeing the first number of “Seussical” performed on stage, Rosia said she had no words. Although she’s not usually a screamer, she said she cried more on this show than she ever has before. She highlighted her gratitude to her “incredible” support system, which includes her family, friends and cast members.

“The talent is literally the best of the best and I couldn’t ask for a better cast to pursue my vision,” Rosia said. “The sets, the costumes, everyone came together and it’s magic. A dream come true.”

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Cast Members Perform “Seussical,” St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brianna Rosia
by Alan Holben Photography, St. George News

The Stage Door, which started about six years ago, is now run by Jalee and Josh Scott, who are also Seussical’s producers.

“We just wanted to create a place where we could do art that wasn’t mainstream and wasn’t done anywhere else,” Jalee Scott said. “While Seussical is mainstream, we did it differently.”

For a full list of upcoming shows at The Stage Door, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

“Seussical” at The Stage Door played its opening night on June 29. There are three shows left, which will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Event details

  • What: “Seussical” at The Stage Door
  • When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday July 14, 15, 16, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Electric Theater, 68 E Tabernacle Street, St. George, UT 84770
  • Admission: Tickets are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors, $17 for students, and $12 for children ages 3-12

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Recording artist Spice talks about his Grammy nomination for his debut album ’10’ https://michaeldorf.org/recording-artist-spice-talks-about-his-grammy-nomination-for-his-debut-album-10/ Thu, 07 Apr 2022 19:17:52 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/recording-artist-spice-talks-about-his-grammy-nomination-for-his-debut-album-10/ Photo courtesy of Sterling Pics Spice is the internationally acclaimed queen of dancehall. This award-winning artist inspired the world to embrace dancehall with her stunning performances and empowering lyrics. Born and raised in Portmore, Jamaica, Spice took her love for her culture and people to a new level by bringing her Jamaican roots to VH1’s […]]]>

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Spice is the internationally acclaimed queen of dancehall. This award-winning artist inspired the world to embrace dancehall with her stunning performances and empowering lyrics.

Born and raised in Portmore, Jamaica, Spice took her love for her culture and people to a new level by bringing her Jamaican roots to VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop.” In 2021, she achieved international fame thanks to her collaboration with Shaggy and Sean Paul with the hit record “Go Down Deh!”

Tell us about the moment you learned you were nominated for Best Reggae Album of the Year.

I was at home in Atlanta with my family and kids filming “Love and Hip Hop” when I heard the news, and I remember running down the stairs and screaming. My mother, my other half and my sister were here, so it was that moment when everyone was just proud, and it was very emotional. I was crying and thinking ‘oh my god me!’ I felt so humbled and grateful for the nomination.

What does this mean for you and for Caribbean culture and the dancehall and reggae music scene?

It means a lot. This one is special because dancehall as a genre doesn’t get much recognition. People only recognize reggae music, even though dancehall was born out of reggae music, they are still two separate genres. I’m the first female hardcore dancehall artist to be nominated for a Grammy and for culture it means a lot to be recognized by the Recording Academy as a woman in this genre. This has never been done before. I open doors and create a pathway for all the other talented female dancehall artists that are in Jamaica. It is a great accomplishment.

What’s so iconic about your album tenand why the number 10?

Number 10 came from being signed to my label for 10 years. There is a recorded history of the label and back and forth on the direction of my brand. At first we didn’t agree and I broke up. I was producing for myself, I became my own label, I was my own manager and I created my own team.

It took 10 years for me and my team to finally say, let’s get together and make this album, and so this number 10 is a big milestone for me. It means a lot to my journey, so I wanted to take this number with me because I want to be reminded that it took 10 years.

What is your Super Power?

My superpower is to make a meal out of anything or make a meal out of nothing. I think I got that from my mom. If I walk into the kitchen and someone else comes over and says “there’s nothing to cook here”, I can find you a full meal from whatever is in the kitchen.

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Performing Artist Offers ‘New Way to Connect with Cather’ | Nebraska today https://michaeldorf.org/performing-artist-offers-new-way-to-connect-with-cather-nebraska-today/ Fri, 01 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/performing-artist-offers-new-way-to-connect-with-cather-nebraska-today/ Performance and visual artist Tim Youd will be heading to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to re-type “O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. April 1-8. Youd’s retyping of the Nebraska alumnus’ novel will be the 72nd performance of his 100 Novels project, in which he retypes entire works of literature in iconic locations central to the author […]]]>

Performance and visual artist Tim Youd will be heading to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to re-type “O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. April 1-8.

Youd’s retyping of the Nebraska alumnus’ novel will be the 72nd performance of his 100 Novels project, in which he retypes entire works of literature in iconic locations central to the author or story. The artist, who also practices painting, sculpture and video, will re-perform Cather’s “The Song of the Lark” at the National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud from April 10-28 and “My Ántonia” in Omaha from April 1-10. may. Youd’s performances are in partnership with the university’s Willa Cather Archives, the National Willa Cather Center and the Joslyn Art Museum.

In retyping, Yod types all the words of a novel onto a single page (which is backed by a second sheet) by repeatedly running it through the typewriter. The words become illegible and the accumulated text becomes a rectangle of black ink inside the larger rectangle of the white page. At the end, Yod separates the two very distressed pages and mounts them side by side as a diptych. The relic of the performance thus becomes a formal drawing, a two-page representation of a book. The novel is present in its entirety, but the words are completely obscured.

“One day I was sitting in my studio and holding a book,” Yod said, “and I had that moment of recognition where I saw that what I was looking at was this black rectangle of text on the inside. inside the largest rectangle of the blank page. I saw this as a geometric abstraction. And then I closed the book and tried to crush it between my two hands and make all the words appear on a page, and to feel the texture and weight of those words on a page.

Youd has long been an avid reader, and literature has linked his transition to becoming a full-time artist. He began a career in investment banking in New York after graduating from College of the Holy Cross in 1989, then moved to Hollywood to produce films and commercials. In his early thirties, Youd said he found his career path unsatisfying and transitioned into art. Youd grew up around his mother’s works and had created art in his free time, and from there he knew that this new trajectory would make him happy.

Youd has done retypes across the United States and Europe, including William Faulkner’s “Rowan Oak” at the University of Mississippi Museum of Art, Flannery O’Connor’s “Andalusia” at SCAD Museum of Art and Virginia Woolf’s “Monk’s House”.

While performing in Miami a few years ago, Youd met for breakfast with art curator Sarah Urist Green and author John Green. John pushed Youd to look into Cather’s writing since the artist was unfamiliar with her prose and impact on the Great Plains. After falling in love with “My Ántonia”, Youd began to peruse the rest of her famous bibliography and appreciated her modernist approach and the “rolling beauty” of her language.

“I was hooked,” said Youd. “And I dug into it and thought about what it could really be like hitting the prairie and visiting his hometown. The more I got into it, the more I felt like it was going to be one of the great experiences in all of the 100 novels.

The Willa Cather Archives hosted Youd a few months ago to tour the campus and discuss programming. Youd will sit at a desk outside Architecture Hall and retype the novel on the same typewriter used by Cather. He chose this location to perform because it was where an iconic photo of Cather leaning against a large stone was taken when she was a student in 1893.

“Tim’s performance is an interesting and new way to connect with Cather,” said Willa Cather Archive editor Emily Rau. “I like his description of his project as producing artifacts in which stories are contained but cannot be read, in the form of a palimpsest. In many ways, the land we live on acts in this way, so it’s powerful to see such visceral representation of the legacy of stories, stories and people, both of the people represented by Cather in her fiction and Cather herself.

Youd will perform daily at the photo location from approximately 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will move to the vestibule at the north end of the Adele Hall Learning Commons in the event of inclement weather. He will also host a formal presentation with Aaron Holz, Professor of Art (Painting and Drawing), at 5:30 p.m. on April 5 at Richards Hall, Room 15.

While playing, Youd said he was concentrating on his craft. He doesn’t just leaf through novels to retype the words; rather, he performs a deeper reading of the text and translates it into a new art form. In the past, he put up a sign that explained what he was doing but no longer displayed one as it tended to cut off discussion. He also sets no expectations as to how passers-by will understand his work and leaves that interpretation up to the individual.

“I get people who want to know what I’m doing and who are curious about it and want to understand it in depth,” Youd said. “And it’s satisfying for me when I can engage like that.”

While everyone’s interest depends on their own ambition, Rau and the Willa Cather Archive hope that students and faculty will come away with ideas for different ways to interact with texts.

“Tim’s performance provides a moment for a different kind of engagement with Cather, her work, the campus and the designs of the place,” Rau said.

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Rising Country Songwriter and Performer Dallas Remington Announces New Single “Dirty Roses” https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-announces-new-single-dirty-roses/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-announces-new-single-dirty-roses/ NASHVILLE, TENN. –– Rising country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington pulls no punches with his new single, “dirty roses.” Valentine’s Day is over, all the chocolate has been eaten and most of the flowers are dead. Dallas Remington released a song for everyone whose happy, loving relationships and Cupid-induced infatuations have also since died. “You […]]]>

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Rising country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington pulls no punches with his new single, “dirty roses.” Valentine’s Day is over, all the chocolate has been eaten and most of the flowers are dead. Dallas Remington released a song for everyone whose happy, loving relationships and Cupid-induced infatuations have also since died. “You played in the mud and everyone knows it, so don’t give me ‘Dirty Roses’. This almost punk rock country song is an upbeat and fierce anthem telling all those cheaters and bad guys to get lost. “Dirty Roses” was co-written by Nancy Deckant and Eric Mallona and Dallas Remington. The gritty, assertive song was recorded at Claw Sound Studios, produced by Corey Lawson and mastered by Harold Larue Mastering.

David Ryan played drums and percussion on the project, while Corey Lawson provided bass, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, keys and background vocals. “Dirty Roses” is available on all digital streaming and download platforms at https://smarturl.it/dirtyroses.

Are you sorry, or just sorry that you got caught?
You want forgiveness, but that’s something I don’t have
Did you really think that I would never find you
No cheap excuse 2 for 3 will ever help you now

So don’t give me dirty roses
Dude your door is closing
They ain’t pretty enough to cover the damage you’ve done
There is no second chance
Say hello to your consequences
You played in the mud and everyone knows it
Don’t give me dirty roses

I’m not sorry for hating the color red
Just like us they don’t make sense and soon they’ll be dead
‘Cause you’re the one, the one who dug the grave
Even if I tried, to keep them alive, the thorns cut anyway…”

“Sometimes being good doesn’t make up for being bad and that’s exactly what we meant when we wrote ‘Dirty Roses!’ This song is so much fun live and our studio band captured it perfectly with this almost punk-rock country anthem! Y’all ride it!” Dallas Remington exclaimed.

Co-writer Nancy Deckant shared, “When we were working on the song, I remember thinking, ‘Sometimes there are things you just need to say without worrying about how they come out. Thank you ‘Dirty Roses’ for coming into the writer’s room today. You have come to the right place.”

Follow Dallas Remington on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow all his latest videos by subscribing to his YouTube.

Dallas Remington’s music is available on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music and Amazon Music.

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Performers Tax Parity Act would provide much-needed relief https://michaeldorf.org/performers-tax-parity-act-would-provide-much-needed-relief/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 14:31:42 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/performers-tax-parity-act-would-provide-much-needed-relief/ The Performers Tax Parity Act, which would provide tax relief to musicians and other performers during these difficult times, was introduced with rare bipartisan support in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. The bill is also endorsed by many major music trade groups, including the National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), AFL-CIO, […]]]>

The Performers Tax Parity Act, which would provide tax relief to musicians and other performers during these difficult times, was introduced with rare bipartisan support in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

The bill is also endorsed by many major music trade groups, including the National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), AFL-CIO, AFM. SAG-AFTRA, RIAA, The Recording Academy and the Nashville Songwriters Association.

If passed, it would change the qualified performer tax deduction, which has not been updated since its inception in 1986, and is currently only available to those earning less than $16,000 a year. New performers tax parity law would raise income cap to $100,000 for individuals and $200,000 for married joint filers, allowing many other low-to-middle-income artists to benefit from relief tax for work-related expenses, including manager’s and agent’s fees.

If you would like to support the Performing Artist Tax Parity Act, you can contact your U.S. Representative and the two U.S. Senators here.

Here are links to the House and Senate bills.

Bruce Houghton is founder and publisher of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and is senior adviser to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is the founder and president of Skyline Artists Agency and a professor at Berklee College Of Music.

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Indian artist Birju Maharaj dies at 83 https://michaeldorf.org/indian-artist-birju-maharaj-dies-at-83/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 10:17:05 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/indian-artist-birju-maharaj-dies-at-83/ Birju Maharaj, India’s best-known classical dance artist and performer, has died in New Delhi at the age of 83. Maharaj, who suffered from kidney disease, died on Monday morning. His grandson, Swaransh Mishra, announced the death on social media. His family said he may have died of cardiac arrest, his family told national media. Maharaj […]]]>

Birju Maharaj, India’s best-known classical dance artist and performer, has died in New Delhi at the age of 83.

Maharaj, who suffered from kidney disease, died on Monday morning.

His grandson, Swaransh Mishra, announced the death on social media. His family said he may have died of cardiac arrest, his family told national media.

Maharaj was considered the best exponent of the classical Indian dance form Kathak, which can be seen in many Bollywood films.

He has also won numerous awards including India’s second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan.

The legend was born in the northern town of Handia in 1938 and started performing at an early age.

Over the course of six decades, he became one of Kathak’s leading dancers and helped popularize the dance form in Bollywood.

Maharaj has choreographed exquisite dance sequences and also composed music for popular Hindi films.

Tributes poured in from members of the Indian entertainment industry in Mumbai as well as Indian leaders after news of his death was announced.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said his death marked “the end of an era”.

“It leaves a deep void in the Indian musical and cultural space.

“He has become an icon, making an unprecedented contribution to popularizing Kathak around the world,” he said.

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Rising Country Songwriter and Performer Dallas Remington Releases “One Night Rodeo” https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-releases-one-night-rodeo/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 17:35:13 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/rising-country-songwriter-and-performer-dallas-remington-releases-one-night-rodeo/ NASHVILLE, TENN. – (January 14, 2022) – Rising Country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington, known for her energy and ambition, has released a new single, “One night rodeoto digital music platforms. The song was written by Dallas Remington, Marc Narmore and Kasey Tyndall. Production, engineering and mixing were done by Corey Lawson at Claw Sound […]]]>

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (January 14, 2022) – Rising Country singer-songwriter and performer, Dallas Remington, known for her energy and ambition, has released a new single, “One night rodeoto digital music platforms. The song was written by Dallas Remington, Marc Narmore and Kasey Tyndall. Production, engineering and mixing were done by Corey Lawson at Claw Sound Studios with the mastering of Harold Larue To master. The project’s studio musicians included drums and percussion from David Ryan, bass, electric guitar, acoustic, keyboards and mandolin by Corey Lawson, dobro and pedal steel were played by Kyle Everson and background vocals were added by Corey Lawson. “One Night Rodeo” is available on all digital streaming and download platforms at smarturl.it/onenightrodeo.

Photo credit: Landon Wilkening – Lost Lake Co

“That stetson might have bought you
A night in Abilene
I bet you knew how to sell that smile
Down in New Orleans
Any girl would go crazy
If they saw you in Cheyenne
With just a hey honey they would be
In the palm of your hand

You could spread that charm from town to town
But once you’ve tasted it, you’ll want to settle down

‘Cause I’m not a stop
Truck and trailer leaving with the sun
You think you will but you won’t forget me
As fast as horses run
There’s no first place, behind closed doors
Rope me then let me go
Yeah you could be a cowboy
But I’m not a One Night Rodeo…”

“I got lucky and was able to help string it together and have a big hit with two snipers, Dallas Remington and Kasey Tyndall,” shared co-writer Mark Narmore.

“In March 2020 my band and I performed at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The next morning, the Covid pandemic put an end to the rest of the rodeo. After I got back to Nashville, I thought, “We had a One Night Rodeo.” I immediately wrote that, knowing that it had to be a song. I passed the idea on to my friends Mark and Kasey via Zoom, and the rest is history. Of all the songs I’ve written over the past two years, I always come back to this one as one of my favorites. I’m so excited for the world to hear it! Dallas Remington exclaimed.

Does a Cowboy Casanova finally meet his match in this new Dallas Remington single? It seems like every girl these days wants to find herself a cowboy. Dallas Remington is no exception to this, but it has a message for all cowboys. “You may be a cowboy, but I’m not a One Night Rodeo”.

Follow Dallas on social media on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to videos on his YouTube

Dallas Remington’s music is available on all digital platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music and Amazon Music.

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HUNGRY PERFORMING ARTIST Caught DRINKING DRIVING LATE NIGHT JAUNT TO MCDONALD’S – Island Echo https://michaeldorf.org/hungry-performing-artist-caught-drinking-driving-late-night-jaunt-to-mcdonalds-island-echo/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/hungry-performing-artist-caught-drinking-driving-late-night-jaunt-to-mcdonalds-island-echo/ A 37-year-old entertainer has been banned from the roads for 12 months after he was caught drunk on his way to a late-night snack at McDonald’s in Ryde. Kristopher Madden, of Grange Court in Bristol, was arrested by police on Brading Downs Road on October 29 after officers witnessed his erratic driving; crossing the center […]]]>

A 37-year-old entertainer has been banned from the roads for 12 months after he was caught drunk on his way to a late-night snack at McDonald’s in Ryde.

Kristopher Madden, of Grange Court in Bristol, was arrested by police on Brading Downs Road on October 29 after officers witnessed his erratic driving; crossing the center white line, accelerating and hitting the pavement. He failed a roadside breathalyzer test and was taken to the evidence machine in Newport, where he blew 40 – the start of the prosecution.

Defending Lee Peckham said his client was working on the Isle of Wight as a performing artist when he traveled to Newport for a drink. While at the pub he was bought a round of drinks by people who recognized him. Although he had no intention of drinking and driving that night, Madden got hungry and decided to head for the 24-hour drive-thru at McDonald’s in Ryde.

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Mr Peckham told magistrates that his client was traveling the country for work and that a driving ban would affect his income.

Magistrates gave Kristopher Madden a 12-month driving ban, fined him £307 and ordered him to pay £85 in costs with an additional £34.

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Artist-in-Residence series returns to Clark / iBerkshires.com https://michaeldorf.org/artist-in-residence-series-returns-to-clark-iberkshires-com/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:45:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/artist-in-residence-series-returns-to-clark-iberkshires-com/ WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – On Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m., pianist Jeewon Park and cellist Edward Arron, co-artistic directors of the Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute return to resume their concert series, now in its ninth year. The Sunday afternoon concert will be presented in Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion and […]]]>


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – On Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m., pianist Jeewon Park and cellist Edward Arron, co-artistic directors of the Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute return to resume their concert series, now in its ninth year.

The Sunday afternoon concert will be presented in Clark’s Michael Conforti Pavilion and includes a music program for piano and cello, featuring Mendelssohn: “Sonata in B flat major for cello and piano”, “Opus 45, Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel “(1978), and Rachmaninoff:” Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, opus 19. “

Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park has captured the attention of audiences around the world for her dazzling technique and poetic lyricism, according to a press release. Since making her debut at the age of twelve performing Chopin’s First Concerto with the Korea Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Park has performed at venues as prestigious as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully. Lincoln Center Lobby, Merkin Hall and Seoul Arts Center in Korea. A passionate chamber musician, she has performed at leading festivals around the world, including the Spoleto USA, the Emilia-Romagna Festival (Italy), the Music Alp in Courchevel (France) and the Music Festival. summer of Kusatsu (Japan). Ms. Park is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale University, where she received the Dean Horatio Parker Award. She holds the DMA diploma from SUNY Stony Brook.

Cellist Edward Arron has been recognized around the world for his elegant musicality, passionate performances and creative programming. Mr. Arron tours and records as a member of the famous Ehnes Quartet and performs regularly at the Caramoor International Music Festival, where he has been a resident performer and commissioner of chamber music concerts for over twenty-five years. He appears in recital, as a soloist with large orchestras and as a chamber musician across North America, Europe and Asia and is the artistic director and host of the famous concert series Musical Masterworks in Old Lyme, Connecticut. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road project as well as in Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters. Mr. Arron is a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In January 2021, the couple’s recording of Beethoven’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano was released on the Aeolian Classics Record label and received the Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award from the Classical Recording Foundation.

The concert is presented without an intermission. Please note that customers will not be seated after the start of the show.

Tickets: $ 25 non-members / $ 20 Clark members. Free for all students with a valid student card. All ticket sales are non-refundable. All guests must wear masks during the performance. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu/events.

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Emma Cordero – Gawad Amerika’s Most Influential Global Stage Artist https://michaeldorf.org/emma-cordero-gawad-amerikas-most-influential-global-stage-artist/ Sat, 13 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/emma-cordero-gawad-amerikas-most-influential-global-stage-artist/ The caveat is beginning to believe that suckers are indeed born every day; even more on this side of town. They receive all sorts of vapid awards of achievement for dubious, if not all the wrong reasons, from a penny to a dozen legally registered individuals, associations, or even corporations. Crowned Woman of the Universe […]]]>

The caveat is beginning to believe that suckers are indeed born every day; even more on this side of town. They receive all sorts of vapid awards of achievement for dubious, if not all the wrong reasons, from a penny to a dozen legally registered individuals, associations, or even corporations.

Crowned Woman of the Universe at the Madame Universe 2016 contest, Emma Cordero is a regular winner of the Gawad Amerika Prize.

These sleazy award-making bodies whose so-called legitimate claims to bequeath awards as part of a garish ritual or public event are presented as a sustainable cottage industry. They thrive because of the suckers involved; the two complement each other or conspire in each other’s madness, regardless of the hassle, cost, or obligation that the reward might entail on the winner’s part.

Recently, there was this Johnny-come-lately awards body run by an organizer whose character is sorely lacking in gravity in the “high-society” community; its list of winners and rationale have been customized to make the shoe fit virtually easily, especially to award-hungry seekers without question or doubt. The categories ranged from high society to showbiz to politics.

Alas and unfortunately, the erroneous slip of the inability of its organizers to distinguish the true from the false in grammar, spelling, etc. in English has erroneously shown up in every trophy and plaque of appreciation presented to winners.

As a third party reading the inscriptions, I felt like an ostrich wanting to bury its head in the sand out of shame. The rights on which the names of all the winners were respectively carved in stone in grave and “murderous” English practically looked like a decommissioned tombstone or something treacherous.

Enough fake rewards. In a parallel direction, an awards ceremony will take place this November in the United States just in time for the pandemic to hopefully die down. Popularly known as Gawad Amerika, this award winning organization which I like to think is far from fake or scam.

The media advisory on this came from his colleague Joey Sarmiento, who is the local coordinator of said awards body. According to Joey, the Gawad Amerika Foundation (GAF) is a non-profit entity based in California, United States and established on February 13, 1996.

In 1998, GAF began to annually recognize the achievements of Filipino individuals, as well as Fil-Ams who have excelled in their respective area of ​​interest. GAF’s mission is to help the less fortunate and give hope to the hopeless.

Filipino celebrities and officials who received these awards included Boy Abunda, German Moreno, PAO chief Persida Acosta, Governor-actor of Bulacan Daniel Fernando, and former governor-actor ER Ejercito, among others.

This year, the Gawad Amerika Awards Night will be held on November 20 at the Celebrity Center International in Hollywood, California, United States.

The list of local celebrities and personalities for this year’s award is led by Miss Emma Cordero aka “Emcor”, the Song Princess of Asia and crowned Woman of the Universe at the 2016 Ms. Universe in Guangzhou, China. She is this year the most influential world stage artist of Gawad Amerika.

Emma is a consistent winner of Gawad Amerika as she had previously won two other awards; that aside from the Global CEO for Live International Entertainment Award at its 19th annual award last year at the Porter Ranch in California, USA via a virtual ceremony.

Before the pandemic, she had made several singing trips to Asia, the United States and Europe. This included a successful two-day benefit concert under the NPO Hougin Foundation at Chuo Park in Fukuoka, Japan.

According to her press officer Obett Serrano, Emma Cordero’s concerts abroad were mainly charity shows in her capacity as CEO and President of the Our Lady of Fatima School in San Pedro, Laguna Province, in consortium with his Voice of an Angel Foundation (VOAA). The latter offers scholarships to poor but deserving students at the primary, secondary and higher levels.

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