high school – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 23:39:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michaeldorf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/default1.png high school – Michael Dorf http://michaeldorf.org/ 32 32 Freestyle Love Supreme is a mic moment for the Foxboro performer https://michaeldorf.org/freestyle-love-supreme-is-a-mic-moment-for-the-foxboro-performer/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 09:00:27 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/freestyle-love-supreme-is-a-mic-moment-for-the-foxboro-performer/ R. Scott Reedy Performer Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan first developed an interest in beat boxing – the skill that would take him to Broadway – while a student in the music program at Foxboro High School. With his subsequent success in vocal percussion, Sullivan became a founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, an improv hip-hop group […]]]>

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Performer Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan first developed an interest in beat boxing – the skill that would take him to Broadway – while a student in the music program at Foxboro High School.

With his subsequent success in vocal percussion, Sullivan became a founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, an improv hip-hop group formed in 2004 by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail who performed on Broadway in two engagements. limited edition, in 2019. and 2021.

The Broadway production was conceived by Veneziale with its co-creators Miranda – the composer, lyricist and author of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Hamilton” – and Kail, the Tony-winning director of this musical to success.

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Sullivan was featured in both Broadway series of “Freestyle Love Supreme,” which received a special 2020 Tony Award, and is part of the national tour set to take place at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston on March 18.

“I met Lin-Manuel through that show and we’ve been on many trips together since then,” Sullivan said by phone from Seattle. “He’s been training where he is now from the start. He’s a great guy. At his birthday parties, he’ll have his friends from high school as well as the celebrities he knows.

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The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra presents the concert of its young performer at La Salle-Peru High School – Shaw Local https://michaeldorf.org/the-illinois-valley-symphony-orchestra-presents-the-concert-of-its-young-performer-at-la-salle-peru-high-school-shaw-local/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 01:06:41 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/the-illinois-valley-symphony-orchestra-presents-the-concert-of-its-young-performer-at-la-salle-peru-high-school-shaw-local/ Thrill and Chills, a family concert featuring the winners of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Young Performers Competition, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at La Salle High School-Peru’s Matthiessen Auditorium . Dan Sommerville, conductor of the IVSO, will present the winners of the young performer competition for 2022, as well […]]]>

Thrill and Chills, a family concert featuring the winners of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Young Performers Competition, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at La Salle High School-Peru’s Matthiessen Auditorium .

Dan Sommerville, conductor of the IVSO, will present the winners of the young performer competition for 2022, as well as an instrument demonstration for narrator and orchestra, entitled “The Thrill of the Orchestra”. The composer of this piece was Russell Peck, whose orchestral compositions have received thousands of performances in cities around the world, including Kiev, Warsaw, Montreal and Singapore, among others. Peck died March 1, 2009 in North Carolina.

The narrator of this program will be Roger Amm, a 32-year-old retired music teacher from Ottawa high school. Amm sits on the Ottawa High School Board of Trustees. He also helped produce three Emmy Award-winning documentaries by Kanestar Productions. He performed leading roles in the musicals ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Bright Star’ at the Engle Lane Theater in Streator.

The winner of the junior division is Ava Rosengren, flautist, freshman at Serena High School and daughter of Tamil and Mike Rosengren, of Serena. She has been playing the flute since the age of 6 as a student of Cindi Isenhower. More recently, she studied at Music Studio 408 with Jennifer Etscheid and is a student of Sue Gillio. Ava is a member of the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble and plays alto flute. She has been selected for the Junior and Senior District #2 ILMEA Band Festivals for the past four years, has participated in numerous Honor Band Festivals, Flute Camps and Teaching Days and is a member of the Serena High School Band under the direction of Geoff Pierce.

The winner of the junior division is Ava Rosengren, flautist, freshman at Serena High School and daughter of Tamil and Mike Rosengren, of Serena.

The winner of the senior division is Madison Vescogni, flautist, and is a junior at Lycée La Salle-Peru. She is the daughter of Brian and Michele Vescogni, from Peru. Maddie has studied privately with Sue Gillio at Music Suite 408 for the past five years and is a member of the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble, playing contrabass flute. At LP, she plays in the high school band’s wind ensemble and was one of the 2021 drum majors for the Marching Cavaliers, all under the direction of Jeremy Stevens. She competed in District #2’s ILMEA Junior and Senior bands and was selected as an all-state musician in 2021. She was selected to the I-8 All-Conference Band as a freshman and junior. Maddie has also participated in the annual Flute Day and Summer Flute Retreat in Peru.

The award ceremony for young performers will follow the winning performances.

The afternoon program will also include “Die Fledermaus Overture”, by Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899) followed by “The Thrill of the Orchestra” by Russell Peck and narrated by Roger Amm.

Admission is by season pass or will be available at the door, or by purchasing tickets at www.ivso.org. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for K-12 students. College students also enjoy free entry with ID.

This program was sponsored by Miller Group Charitable Trust. The season’s sponsors are Ottawa Radio WCMY 1430 AM and 95.3 JackFM.

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Stephanie Varone, public figure and performer – longtime resident of Plymouth, MN on HBO Max Reality Show, “MY MOM, YOUR DAD” https://michaeldorf.org/stephanie-varone-public-figure-and-performer-longtime-resident-of-plymouth-mn-on-hbo-max-reality-show-my-mom-your-dad/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 00:45:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/stephanie-varone-public-figure-and-performer-longtime-resident-of-plymouth-mn-on-hbo-max-reality-show-my-mom-your-dad/ Stephanie Varone – Press Photo – Performer, Public Figure Stephanie Varone, cast member of the HBO Max Reality series, “My Mom, Your Dad” Stephanie Varone, Brennen Varone – cast members of the HBO Max Reality series, “My Mom, Your Dad” MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wayzata High School grad and USAF veteran […]]]>

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Feb. 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wayzata High School grad and USAF veteran Stephanie Varone and son Brennen shake things up in the current hit, HBOMax Original reality dating series MY MOM, YOUR DAD, hosted by Emmy®-nominated stand-up actress and comedian Yvonne Orji (“Insecure” from HBO), debuts all eight episodes on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Produced by ITV Entertainment (“Love Island,” “Queer Eye”), the series format was created by Haley Daniels and Greg Daniels (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation”) for their first unscripted TV series, starring Sam Dean (Max Originals “FBOY Island” and “12 Dates of Christmas “, “Love Is Blind”) as showrunner.

MY MOM, YOUR DAD follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their college-aged children for a second chance at love. The parents move into a house together, unaware that their adult children are just down the street and live in a second house, monitoring their every move through hidden cameras and manipulating their encounters. From humorous cringe moments to heartwarming confessions, kids will see their parents in a whole new light as they get to choose who they’ll be paired up with on one-on-one dates, and who can join the Thanksgiving family for years to come.

MY MOM, YOUR DAD is produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment in association with Rombola Entertainment. Executive producers are Greg Daniels and Haley Daniels, David Eilenberg, Simon Thomas, Bernie Schaeffer, and showrunner Sam Dean.

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Stephanie Varone is a singer, songwriter, performer and public figure. She combines her earthy old school roots with a love of country, pop, classic rock and soulful blues.

From early childhood, Stephanie knew she was born to be a professional singer. She received her first salary at age 16 singing a jingle for a local radio station in Kansas City. Her passion and diligence led her to pursue a career in the music industry. Stephanie then created an EP and performed two of her original songs on the Grand Ole Opry, receiving a standing ovation, which was featured on NBC and TNN.

Noted for her powerful voice and ability to inspire others with her music, Stephanie has gained tremendous momentum and notoriety as a singer-songwriter. On the strength of her success, she created her first self-titled album, in collaboration with producers Michael Bland and Tommy Barbarella, both members of “Prince and the New Power Generation”, and respectively the best in the industry. His CD generated a lot of interest in the Midwest and abroad.

Stephanie shares her musical talents on the national anthem circuit. Traveling the Midwest and across the country, she had the honor of playing for the NFL, NBA, American Football and MLB, including 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs during their winning season.

Additionally, Stephanie continues to draw crowds as the owner and current singer of “Starlette’s Web”, which pays homage to women in pop, rock, country and groove from the 80s to today. Her live performances are always full of energy and inspiration, whether she’s performing at a truck stop, a festival or performing the national anthem in a packed stadium of 60,000 fans. Stephanie’s goal for each performance is to strike a chord with her audience, exuding her soulful talent and infectious passion for all to hear, feel and enjoy.

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“Hamilton” singer to lead class with Valley High School drama club https://michaeldorf.org/hamilton-singer-to-lead-class-with-valley-high-school-drama-club/ Sun, 20 Feb 2022 12:01:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/hamilton-singer-to-lead-class-with-valley-high-school-drama-club/ A member of the touring company who will perform the musical “Hamilton” at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh is set to speak to students at Valley High School in New Kensington on Wednesday. Nikisha Williams, singer and actress, will lead a class with students from New Kensington-Arnold School’s Drama Club, offering singing and acting advice […]]]>

A member of the touring company who will perform the musical “Hamilton” at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh is set to speak to students at Valley High School in New Kensington on Wednesday.

Nikisha Williams, singer and actress, will lead a class with students from New Kensington-Arnold School’s Drama Club, offering singing and acting advice and answering their questions.

He arrives the morning after the first day of performances of “Hamilton” in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Performances run until March 13.

Valley students are gearing up to stage the musical “Newsies” from April 21-24. It’s the musical that was two weeks away from opening in 2020 when the covid pandemic brought everything to a halt.

“This is a great opportunity,” said Brian Krugle, drama club manager and producer of Williams’ Musical and Arranged Tour. “A lot of times you don’t get the chance to bring someone currently on tour with a show to work with students. That’s going to be a big deal.

The drama club covers the costs, Krugle said.

Krugle hopes an appearance by an artist on one of the biggest shows in years will rekindle the motivation and enthusiasm of students, who have also taken a hit during the pandemic.

“I want them to get a taste of what it’s like to be an actor or actress,” he said. “There is a lot more involved in this than you might think. It’s a lot of work to get there. »

Williams’ appearance at Valley High, through the Broadway Plus organization, was the only confirmed booking in the Pittsburgh area during this leg of the tour. More are likely in the coming weeks as last-minute bookings are common, said Nathaniel Hill, founder and president of Broadway Plus.

The “Hamilton” companies travel with about 35 actors, and Hill said they work with about five to book their time doing classes.

Williams, 32, is a native of Mobile, Ala., who resides in Guttenberg, NJ when not on the road. The “Hamilton” tour companies are named after the characters in the show; Williams joined the Philip Touring Company in October 2018, approximately 10 months after its inception.

She was previously a member of the nationwide Broadway tour of “The Color Purple,” which traveled across the United States from October 2017 to August 2018. Prior to her tour, Williams said her “survival work” to pay Bills worked at Ellen’s Stardust. Dinner in New York, with singing waiters.

With “Hamilton”, Williams is part of the ensemble and studies like Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds. She thinks she attended around 600 performances of the musical; the company celebrated its 1,000th anniversary in January.

Williams said she started doing school visits around the start of the tour and made 50 to 60 such appearances. They started in towns where she had connections with teachers.

“I love being a resource for kids trying to be in the field I’m in,” she said. “I just hope I can inspire them to continue in acting and give them tools so they can be successful and continue their personal journey into acting.”

Williams said she didn’t know much about Pittsburgh and was looking forward to exploring the city while there.

“I’m delighted to meet the students,” she says. “I know that in this area there will be very talented children.”

Playing “Hamilton” has been wonderful, Williams said.

“I enjoyed the cast so much. They were so welcoming,” she said. “The show, itself, is so fun to be a part of because of all the diversity, and the music is simply wonderful. I was a ‘Hamilton’ fan before I got on the show.

“Being able to be a part of that is kind of one of the dreams that was ticked off my list.”

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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Española native in Super Bowl spotlight as Rams Mariachi performer | Local News https://michaeldorf.org/espanola-native-in-super-bowl-spotlight-as-rams-mariachi-performer-local-news/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 06:12:16 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/espanola-native-in-super-bowl-spotlight-as-rams-mariachi-performer-local-news/ Members of the Mariachi Rams wear blue and gold uniforms that reflect the up-and-coming NFL team they’re associated with, but the core of the group is pure turquoise. Española native Santiago Alberto is the musical director of the nine-piece band that will serenade those arriving at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., for Super Bowl LVI […]]]>

Members of the Mariachi Rams wear blue and gold uniforms that reflect the up-and-coming NFL team they’re associated with, but the core of the group is pure turquoise.

Española native Santiago Alberto is the musical director of the nine-piece band that will serenade those arriving at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., for Super Bowl LVI on Sunday. The Los Angeles-area resident has been with the group since its inception in 2019 and said the Rams are the only major sports team with an affiliated mariachi band; it was founded by group manager Jose Hernandez.

During the season, Alberto said, the group happened before Rams home games and then on the field between the first and second quarters. Sunday’s pre-game roster only is the result of the NFL, not the team, producing on-field entertainment for the Super Bowl.

Alberto, 29, said the news circulated in northern New Mexico.

“Because New Mexico doesn’t have an NFL team, everyone in my hometown of Española is usually Broncos fans or Cowboys fans,” he said Friday. . “But they become Rams fans because they know I play in the mariachi. It’s really cool to see that.

Alberto, the son of Spanish singer Angel Espinoza, said he relishes the chance to share a style of music he is passionate about with fans who may not know him.

“Every home game is an audience of 70,000 people,” he said.

The origins of Mariachi music can be traced back to the Jalisco region of Mexico in the 1800s. It is performed by musicians dressed so neatly and specifically that it would be hard to confuse them with anything else, and the sounds come from singing , guitarrón (a great acoustic bass), mexican vihuela (rhythm guitar), harp, guitar, violin and trumpet.

As musical director, Alberto sings and can play all of these instruments, as well as drums and piano. He also writes arrangements for his fellow musicians when the band tackles non-mariachi music – a task that can be a challenge, given that the instruments used in mariachi are markedly different from those used to create rock and music. hip hop.

One example, Alberto said, was the adaptation of the 1995 song “California Love” by Tupac Shakur, featuring Dr. Dre (who, coincidentally, is among the Super Bowl halftime performers this year).

“We had to figure out how to sound like we had drums without having drums,” Alberto said.

Another challenge, he says: “I had never rapped before. I sing, but rapping is a whole different thing. So I had to figure out how to rap and not sound too corny.

Alberto said he did this by repeatedly listening to the original recordings and doing his best to copy the rappers’ sound.

Back in New Mexico, a proud Espinoza said she was thrilled for her son — and about the exposure he brings to mariachi music.

“They’re like rock stars right now,” she said of Mariachi Rams. “Wherever they go. I had the privilege of seeing them live in October at SoFi. It’s so exciting to see them up there on the big screen, and all those fans who love mariachi music. … Jalen Ramsey is a big fan and, of course, members of the Mariachi Rams are big fans of their team.

Ramsey, a star cornerback for the Rams, is an avowed fan of the group and posted an image of himself wearing a Rams Mariachi uniform on Instagram. He became interested after a trade brought him to Los Angeles in 2019, according to an ESPN report.

Band members met Ramsey via conference call amid pandemic restrictions, Alberto said.

“Jalen, when he saw the Mariachi Rams play the game, he loved the atmosphere,” he said. “So he contacted the people who made our suits and asked if he could have one made like ours. He ended up having a custom suit made. He sent all the members of the mariachi band an autographed jersey of him. So we sort of swapped.




The Rams playing at home for the Super Bowl is a happy coincidence; the location of the game had been chosen years earlier. The Rams also hosted the NFC title game and a wild card game – meaning it’s been a particularly busy season for Mariachi Rams.

“It’s like the planets have aligned, and it’s their time,” Espinoza said of the band. “They’re part of the Rams family, and it’s so cool, this collaboration.”

Espinoza has described herself as the biggest Mariachi Rams fan – a claim Ramsey might dispute. The performer said she loved “sitting in the back” and watching her son’s success.

“There’s nothing like a mother seeing her child’s dreams come true,” Espinoza said.

David Valdez of Albuquerque said he met Alberto about 15 years ago when they were both in the mariachi program at Española Valley High School. He shared Alberto’s and Espinoza’s enthusiasm for the rising profile of the mariachi, calling Rams Mariachi a “great first” for the musical style.

“More and more artists are starting to incorporate mariachi into their repertoires,” he said. “A lot of artists here in New Mexico are moving into making mariachi albums.”

As for his friend Alberto, “We have the same fire for the art of mariachi,” he said.

Asked what he misses most in New Mexico, Alberto quickly listed the twin joys of family and food. That said, he is happy with the way life is going.

“I just think it’s really cool that someone from Española, New Mexico can play music at the Super Bowl,” he said. “I went from playing Sundevil basketball games, singing the national anthem and playing school events to playing SoFi Stadium.”

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‘Princess’ Diaries: Performer Shares Disney Musical Tales | Entertainment https://michaeldorf.org/princess-diaries-performer-shares-disney-musical-tales-entertainment/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 10:45:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/princess-diaries-performer-shares-disney-musical-tales-entertainment/ Go back about five years and Susan Egan had a career that had gone from acting on Broadway to making albums and performing concerts. Around this time, her longtime friend and musical director Benjamin Rauhala floated the idea of ​​a show that would feature the women who portrayed princesses on Broadway singing songs from their […]]]>

Go back about five years and Susan Egan had a career that had gone from acting on Broadway to making albums and performing concerts. Around this time, her longtime friend and musical director Benjamin Rauhala floated the idea of ​​a show that would feature the women who portrayed princesses on Broadway singing songs from their productions.

“(Rauhala said) I know all the girls who’ve done all of those roles on Broadway,” Egan recalled in a January phone interview. “Wouldn’t it be fun if we all went together and sang the whole canon of princess music? And it was a lark. It was supposed to be a unique thing. And what we learned immediately was really It’s a place of nostalgia… This multi-generational thing that’s more than just a song, it connects with people’s childhoods and their hearts It’s a way for them to connect with each other to others. We had no idea what we had stumbled upon.”

Before long, the Broadway Princess Party, as it was known, had become a traveling production, playing in every city across the country. A few years ago, however, Rauhala and Egan – who originated the lead role of Belle in Disney’s Broadway production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and also voiced the character of Meg in the animated feature Disney “Hercules” – made their little production -which-could reach a ceiling. And now, two years later, it’s morphed into “Disney Princess: The Concert,” which kicked off a tour of more than 80 cities across America that includes a Tuesday stop in Bakersfield.

“In the end, the only way to really grow it was to give Disney a call and say, ‘Hey, are you interested? ‘” Egan said. “And they said, ‘That’s funny, you should ask. We’re about to launch a global Disney Princess campaign” and they didn’t have a live component for it.

“The show is now kind of what we always dreamed it could be, but we didn’t have the budget to build it. And we can own the assets,” she said. “We had put together a really good show that captured people’s hearts. But to be able to blast it with a 40ft screen behind us with the original animation edited specifically for our show, to be able to record tracks with a full orchestra With these rankings, being able to work with the creative minds at Disney, who are at their best, right, has been really exciting.”

Egan has committed to touring throughout this year as one of the singers on the “Disney Princess” show and plans to work as the tour’s executive producer afterward. For the first 80 performances, Egan is joined on stage by Arielle Jacobs (Broadway’s Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol (“It’s So Raven,” “Raven’s Home” and Belle in production Disney finale of “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway), and Syndee Winters (Broadway’s Nala in “The Lion King”).

She sees “Disney Princess The Concert” as a hybrid of a concert and a musical – with a narrative element to go along with the music. And as someone who started out in theater (after ‘Beauty and the Beast’, she went on to roles like Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret’ and Millie in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’) before getting married in 2005 and to spend the next dozen years making albums. and concerts, Egan finds her role as executive producer to be right in her wheelhouse.

“That’s what I’ve been doing on a daily basis for the past two years of COVID is creating this production with my partners, both at Disney and at Broadway Princess Party,” Egan said. “All these years of doing shows has kind of helped me bridge the gap as a producer (and know) what these shows mean to people, told them their stories and how we can take that heart and put it in a concert format without losing the story and the themes involved and not just a review that’s a series of songs, but something that has a story and a heart, and this show does that.

Egan became interested in acting growing up in Orange County when her parents took her to all kinds of plays. She started acting in productions in middle school and after high school she had a meteoric rise.

After graduating from high school, she was recommended for a role in “Bye Bye Birdie” in St. Louis. Tommy Tune was playing the lead role at that city’s open-air Muny Theater on a trial basis to see if he wanted to join a planned touring production of the musical. Tune is the person who recommended that summer that Egan move to New York and try to break into the theater scene there.

Egan did just that, and his first role was for “Beauty and the Beast,” which would be Disney’s first foray onto Broadway. Egan went to the audition even though she never saw herself playing a princess.

“I almost didn’t go to the audition for ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She’s described as the prettiest girl in town. Like I’m not that girl,” Egan said. “And I didn’t want to go, and my agent even said, ‘Oh, you’ve never met that casting director. You should go just to meet this casting director. Oh my God, it’s such a testimony, and I talk about it with the students. Don’t change yourself. There will be many people who will tell you that you cannot do something. Don’t be one of them. Go explore every opportunity. What if I hadn’t been there? I mean, it’s the show that, 25 years later, is still changing my life. Go for it.

“So no, I never saw myself playing a princess,” she said. “No, I’m kind of a goofball and I wanted to be the comedian. So I’m trying to fit that into this show (‘Disney Princess’) for sure. I’m the funniest.”

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Ishu Yadav, actor and musical artist, is a well-known personality in the entertainment industry https://michaeldorf.org/ishu-yadav-actor-and-musical-artist-is-a-well-known-personality-in-the-entertainment-industry/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 06:05:04 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/ishu-yadav-actor-and-musical-artist-is-a-well-known-personality-in-the-entertainment-industry/ Ishu Yadav is an Indian actor, singer and businessman. He has done many startups in his life as appyhosts. Ishu Yadav lives with his family in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. He is also the Indian ambassador for Google’s new short video app, Tangi, and Google Product Expert In India. Filmy Carrier-Ishu worked with the actor in […]]]>

Ishu Yadav is an Indian actor, singer and businessman. He has done many startups in his life as appyhosts.

Ishu Yadav lives with his family in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. He is also the Indian ambassador for Google’s new short video app, Tangi, and Google Product Expert In India.

Filmy Carrier-Ishu worked with the actor in the web series – “The Gaurav Yadav Production”, published in “Wrestler-Fight for OM” 2020.

Ishu yadav lives in chhibramau, kannauj. SP mahila Mahavidyalaya was his college. Ishu Yadav hopes to become a successful businessman. He graduated from high school in 2020 and is now in grade 12. Ishu Yadav will release some brands as well as music videos featuring some big celebrities. Acting and modeling are the most popular passions and industries of today’s youth. Today.

Social media is such an important medium that everyone wants to use it. It is because the youth of the country has been able to show their talents in front of the whole world thanks to this medium. Social media can be a boon for those who don’t get the chance to show off their talents.

Ishu Yadav is a social media star/ Indian actor, model and popular personality with a large following on Instagram. He started his career as a singer and social media star.

Ishu Yadav, actor, musician and internet sensation, has been in the industry for several years. She is an optimist who believes in herself. His early years were difficult and demanding. He was born in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh state. The clips made him a star.

Ishu Yadav is already a well-known personality in the entertainment industry. His upcoming projects are sure to be huge hits. He will be remembered for his patience, composure and talent, as well as his hard work. We want him to continue to excel in the entertainment industry.

Ishu Yadav may also be known as Shivam Yadav. He can be described as a song maker, scout, rapper or song mixer. Ishu Yadav also works as a businessman. He owns his college. He also owns Hostsweb.in, a website that sells domains and hosting. Thanks to his mother, Ishu Yadav has been very successful in life.

Ishu Yadav has become more than a name. Ishu Yadav’s dream is to make his name a household name. Sahil Khan is his body and Salman Khan acts. Tiger Shroff is his dance. Ishu Yadav hopes to be a multi-talented boy. His next goal is to be an actor.

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Name deletion | native of champagne, a Grammy nominated artist | Columns https://michaeldorf.org/name-deletion-native-of-champagne-a-grammy-nominated-artist-columns/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/name-deletion-native-of-champagne-a-grammy-nominated-artist-columns/ Christopher Otto, native of champagne, co-founder of the JACK Quartet, nominated for the Grammy Awards. Beowulf Sheehan Christopher Otto and the rest of the JACK Quartet, which he co-founded, will learn next month whether they can add a Grammy Award to their list of accolades. The quartet is nominated in the category Best chamber music […]]]>







Christopher Otto, native of champagne, co-founder of the JACK Quartet, nominated for the Grammy Awards.




Christopher Otto and the rest of the JACK Quartet, which he co-founded, will learn next month whether they can add a Grammy Award to their list of accolades.

The quartet is nominated in the category Best chamber music / small ensemble for the album “Lines Made by Walking”.

A native of Champaign, Otto said the quartet would not attend the ceremony. They will be on the road in spectacle.

One victory would be added to the recognition list for the classical music ensemble. The quartet was selected as the 2018 Ensemble of the Year by Musical America.

He has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Louvre in France, and the Bali Arts Festival in Indonesia.

Named after the initials of the founding members, the quartet has already received widespread acclaim.

The New York Times calls JACK “our premier quartet for new music.” They are the “superheroes of the new world of music,” according to the Boston Globe, while the Washington Post calls them “the essential quartet of contemporary music, combining impeccable musicality with intellectual ferocity and a sense of irreproachable commitment. . “

Exhilarating stuff for Otto, who attended Saint-Jean Lutheran School in Champaign before high school at Urbana Uni High.

While saying that his parents (Rosalee Otto and the late John Otto) were not musicians, they were still “quite musical”.

They grew up Mennonite.

“They sing in harmony with four voices in church,” said Otto. “They were able to know enough to read the notes.”

Otto had started piano lessons at the age of 5 and added the violin, which he played in the quartet, a few years later, inspired by his older brother, Jeremy, who also played the instrument.

“I really really got into it and listened to a lot of music,” he said.

As he started to write music at “probably 8 or 9” he said he was not able to hear much, if at all, of his music played at first.

“I had a friend who played the piano and we played each other’s pieces together,” said Otto, noting that it wasn’t until college that he got to hear his music more often. From now on, a large audience hears his work performed.

“I was lucky,” Otto said. “I felt that the Uni High experience, in particular, was great for me to explore my interests. Champaign has the Krannert Center, and I went to concerts there all the time and got involved in the music department at U of I. I used their library a lot. I listened to a lot of new music concerts.






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Christopher Otto, left, performs with the JACK Quartet.




Otto graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and received a math degree from the University of Rochester before coming to San Diego to begin studies in composition. It was there that he met his future wife, Emily DuFour, cellist.

“Besides music, I’m really interested in math,” he said. “I did a double major in college, and I turned more to music, and I still use math a lot in my compositions. Uni was a great place for me. I am delighted that they are celebrating their 100th anniversary next year.

Otto, who is 38, returned to the East Coast to help start the quartet. The original four members met as students in Eastman.

JACK took a while to settle down. The first jobs consisted of working as a freelance “when there weren’t many paid concerts”.

“Many of our first paid concerts were at American universities in their composition department. We were going to play a bunch of student songs, ”Otto said.

The quartet has also taken part in several European festivals, notably in Germany and Switzerland.

The JACK Quartet was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2008, which enabled it to apply for foundation and government grants for its operations and to fund new plays.

“Now we are paying ourselves a salary on that and have a board of directors,” Otto said. “We have a whole team of managers and a general manager who takes care of some of the administrative work for us and allows us to concentrate on our profession.

The quartet has performed throughout the United States and Asia in addition to their performances in Europe.

Otto lives in the Bronx, NY, with his wife and two children, Obed and Wallace.

“New York is an expensive city for musicians,” he said. “Fortunately, we can live here. There is a lot going on in terms of culture and museums. It’s a big musical community.

Otto said he was surprised by the Grammy nomination, which he learned about in November.

“We made a lot of albums. I think this particular album was one of the more accessible albums.

The composer, John Luther Adams, is a former Grammy winner.

Otto said of JACK: “We are trained in the classical tradition of the string quartet, which includes two violins, a viola and a cello, but we like to focus on pieces written today by living composers and bring new works to the world. . “

He said they were trying to give voice to unheard and under-represented composers and bring music to a wider audience “and try to bring more openness to the music world in general.”

Pair of zones on the Dean of Maryland’s List

Two area residents have been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Maryland Global Campus.

They are Joseph Morton of Savoy and Samantha Wilson of Champaign.

To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the quarter, have achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 for the quarter, and maintained a GPA of 3.5.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, the university has 90,000 students.

Parkland students get flight credentials

Several area residents earned flying degrees from Parkland College’s Institute of Aviation during the college’s fall semester.

Solo for the first time in a Piper Archer:

Andrew Green from Arcola, Aiden Tilstra from Onarga, Cameron Baker from Savoy, Jacob Dunklau from White Heath, Matthew Zinchuk from Champaign and August Stauffer from Urbana

Has obtained the instrument aircraft rating:

Arthur King de Tolono and George Wilson de Champaign

Obtaining the ASEL professional pilot certificate:

Paolo Kinsella from Bement, Zach Chalk from Mahomet and Tallon Myers from Clinton

Obtaining the ASE Flight Instructor Certificate:

Aubrey Glennon de Bement and Armando Collazo Garcia de Champaign

Obtaining the Flight Instructor Instrument Plane:

Ian Kunz from White Heath and Lucas Charles from Sidney

Obtaining the land multi-engine professional pilot certificate:

Ian Kunz from White Heath

Vermilion Farm Bureau rewards three

The Vermilion County Farm Bureau presented three special awards at its 103rd annual meeting in late November.






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JEAN MAUDLIN




John Maudlin, a farmer from the Georgetown area, received the Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award.

Maudlin’s involvement with Farm Bureau dates back to high school when he won a “Why My Dad Belongs to Farm Bureau” essay competition in 1951. He joined the organization in June 1957 and has been a dedicated member ever since.






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Amber Tutwiler has been named the Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year winner.

A teacher at Edison Elementary Kindergarten in Danville, she has been teaching in Danville District 118 since 1998, the last 10 in Edison.

She regularly uses Ag in the Classroom, from classroom presentations to farming kits. She also hatches eggs in her classroom every year and enjoys seeing the excitement of the children as the chicks emerge.






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Phyllis Parks of rural Danville was named spokesperson of the year.

Parks have been a part of agriculture for most of its life. She kept the books of the family business of breeding and selling the barn and was a partner in an accounting firm specializing in farm accounting.

This led to a second career as an agricultural broadcaster with WITY radio.






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Swift named Rantoul club student of the month

The Rantoul Exchange Club has named Tayon Swift de Rantoul its pupil of the month for December.

With a GPA of 5.492, Swift ranks fourth in her class of 177 students.

He is the son of Lashaundo and Roberto Swift.

Swift’s athletic activities at RTHS have included football, soccer, cross-country, and indoor and outdoor tracks.

He has been involved in ArtSpeak, National Honor Society, Multicultural, Madrigals, Scholastic Bowl, fall plays and spring musicals, the ACT-SO competition, and solo and ensemble competitions.

Swift was an NHS parliamentarian.

Honors / awards included all-state choir, Division 1 solo and ensemble placements, gold medalist in ACT-So, tri-sport athlete, track from all lectures including the qualification for the state and an honor roll.

Civic and volunteer activities have included registering and monitoring those getting vaccinated at a local COVID clinic, helping with college athletics matches, teaching black youth, sitting dogs for neighbors. , helping with the fine arts department cleanup, singing and helping with the celebration of Juneteeth and marching in rallies and events against gun violence.

His work experience has included the Rantoul Police Department and teaching and mentoring a kindergarten class.

Swift would love to join the Air Force if medically eligible. Otherwise, he would like to attend college in biomedical engineering or nursing.

Kasten on Colgate Dean’s List

Sadie Kasten, Class of 2022 at Colgate University, won the Spring 2021 Dean’s Award with Distinction.

Kasten graduated in geology from Champaign and graduated from Champaign Central High School.

Students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher while taking at least three courses during the 2021 spring semester are awarded the Dean’s Award with Distinction.

Pair of Zones on Milwaukee School Dean’s List

Two area residents – Noah Blue from Urbana and Matthew Ziegler from Mahomet – earned academic honors for the fall term at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Blue was named to the Dean’s List with the highest honors. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

Ziegler was named to the Dean’s List. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Undergraduate students who have obtained at least 30 credits and a GPA of 3.20 or above are on the Dean’s List. Students who have maintained a 3.70 or higher receive high honors.


]]> Chico High Music Boosters Containing Musical Instrument Player – Chico Enterprise-Record https://michaeldorf.org/chico-high-music-boosters-containing-musical-instrument-player-chico-enterprise-record/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/chico-high-music-boosters-containing-musical-instrument-player-chico-enterprise-record/ CHICO – New Chico High School Music Boosters are hosting a musical instrument drive to benefit music education. “Our January 8th instrument drive is an opportunity for music education supporters to pass on the instruments they have on hand, just in time for the end-of-year cleanup,” said Sean Maiorano. , president of the Boosters. “We […]]]>

CHICO – New Chico High School Music Boosters are hosting a musical instrument drive to benefit music education.

“Our January 8th instrument drive is an opportunity for music education supporters to pass on the instruments they have on hand, just in time for the end-of-year cleanup,” said Sean Maiorano. , president of the Boosters. “We plan to make this an annual event.”

Once-loved or additional musical instruments may find new purpose as donations to benefit symphony, concert and marching orchestras as well as choir programs at Chico High, according to a news release.

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on January 8, people can drop off instruments for volunteers in the stadium parking lot at Chico High.

The band from Chico High School performs Friday, October 22, 2021 at the 2021 Almond Bowl at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, CA. (Tom Angel/Contributed)

The Boosters are looking for any new or used instrument with the exception of pianos. “A lot of people might have old instruments in their cupboards that might be suitable for transmitting,” Maiorano said.

The Boosters hope the campaign will be successful. After the drive, the instruments will be carefully cleaned. Students have been wearing masks and cleaning instruments after use since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited to see what the community has and how to support the music program at Chico High. We want children of all ages to participate in the music. It’s enriching and students who participate in music do better in school and it’s also a good social experience for them,” said Maiorano.

Music Boosters are similar to sports boosters.

“I think it’s important to support the arts and increase the resources the school already has,” Maiorano said.

Donors can contact the organizers to make special arrangements for picking up or delivering instruments. Both new and “lightly used” instruments in need of repair are welcome. Large instruments such as pianos cannot be accepted at this time due to their size and cost, according to a press release.

Chico High teacher Ruben Morales, who leads band, guitar and piano lessons, said the instruments would be loaned to students who cannot afford to buy or rent them.

“We are very grateful to the community for any donations that may come in. There is always a need for quality instruments at all levels of our public school music programs. Any student playing an instrument that is difficult to use will have a less enjoyable time than a student who plays an instrument that works very well and may end up thinking he is the problem when it is the instrument itself. Every student deserves to have a quality music education, and having a quality instrument is a great way to ensure that happens,” Morales said. “In particular, we are always looking for more saxophones and trombones, but all instruments in the band are welcome. At the moment we don’t have an orchestra, but that might change in the near future. All instruments are going to need repairs, so if you cannot donate an instrument but still want to help, please consider donating to Chico High Music Boosters.

All booster donations go directly to enriching music education at school.

Maiorano said the instrumental player is just one of the ways the new nonprofit aims to support Chico High’s choir and instrumental programs. “Music Boosters raise funds to purchase instruments, music and provide resources that support the growth of music programs,” he said. “We also work on grant writing and support teachers in organizing enrichment activities such as field trips, college visits, choir retreats, guest speakers and others. events and opportunities.”

The boosters held a silent dessert auction during the band’s Dec. 8 concert and previously teamed up with Nothing Bundt Cakes for a fundraiser. The volunteers also sold stickers, temporary tattoos and other “musical swags” at soccer games and other school events, according to the press release.

Anyone wishing to support music education at Chico High can also donate directly to the Music Boosters fund through the North Valley Community Foundation at https://www.nvcf.org/funds/Chico-High-Music-Boosters.

“We were very pleased with the response on campus and the community as a whole,” Maiorano said. “Access to a quality and nurturing music education environment is the top priority for boosters.”

According to the website of the North Valley Community Fund, which sponsors the Boosters, the purpose of the fund is to raise money to purchase instruments, music, and provide resources that support the growth of music programs at Chico High School. The sums collected by this fund will be distributed by the foundation on behalf of the fund according to the recommendations of the fund’s advisors. The parent-led non-profit organization Music Boosters was established in the fall of 2021.

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Q’orianka Kilcher portrays Chickasaw’s performer and historical figure in the film ‘Te Ata’ | Local news https://michaeldorf.org/qorianka-kilcher-portrays-chickasaws-performer-and-historical-figure-in-the-film-te-ata-local-news/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 13:15:00 +0000 https://michaeldorf.org/qorianka-kilcher-portrays-chickasaws-performer-and-historical-figure-in-the-film-te-ata-local-news/ Mary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher embraced her culture and heritage across cultural barriers and became one of the greatest American performers of all time. To tell their story on film, Chickasaw Nation Productions needed someone who embodies many of the same talents and characteristics as artist Chickasaw. Q’orianka Kilcher was a natural fit for […]]]>


Mary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher embraced her culture and heritage across cultural barriers and became one of the greatest American performers of all time.

To tell their story on film, Chickasaw Nation Productions needed someone who embodies many of the same talents and characteristics as artist Chickasaw. Q’orianka Kilcher was a natural fit for “Bearer of the Morning”.

Q’orianka Kilcher

At the age of 14, Kilcher played Pocahontas alongside Colin Farrell and Christian Bale in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated film “The New World,” an epic about the meeting between English and American society in the early years. 1600.

Some of Kilcher’s other credits include the title role in “Princess Kaiulani”, the award-winning “Sons of Anarchy” TV show, as well as “Longmire,” “Shouting Secrets,” “Firelight,” “Neverland” and “Yellowstone. Kilcher both starred in and produced the movie “The Power of Few”.

In addition to acting, Kilcher is an accomplished singer and songwriter, as well as a committed human rights and environmental activist and organizer. She has used her public voice to advocate for the voiceless and many of today’s most important and relevant causes and issues.

His philanthropic and advocacy work has earned him numerous national and international nominations, awards and accolades, including the Young Hollywood Green Award, the Gandhi Award and the prestigious Brower Youth Award.

Since the age of 16, Kilcher has maintained a commitment to Indigenous rights and activism for environmental justice, as well as grassroots organizing. His character and his dedicated work for Indigenous rights and environmental justice in the Amazon was one of James Cameron’s original inspirations in creating his lead character “Neytiri” for his hit film “Avatar”. Her activism has also won the respect of many notable indigenous leaders such as Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu, Bolivian President Evo Morales and indigenous leader Alberto Pizango.

Kilcher frequently lends her fame, voice and energy as a spokesperson and contributor to many notable organizations, such as Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Amazon Watch and AIDESEP. She has spoken on a wide range of topics at international conferences and panels, including the Harvard Leadership Conference, the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the International Youth Media Summit, the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), Women’s Rights by Amnesty International. and conferences on youth leadership in various countries.

Kilcher is the founder of the on-Q Initiative, Youth4Truth media and Action Hero Network, a collaboration of many small organizations, projects and “Everyday Action Heroes” within our communities who she believes are the real frontline soldiers for change. effective. In his spare time Kilcher enjoys making music and is currently recording a much anticipated album of his original songs.

The story of Te Ata

Born in Indian Territory and raised in the songs and stories of her Chickasaw culture, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling has taken her through isolation, discovery, love and a career on stage that has resulted in performances for a President of the United States, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she has shared, none is more inspiring than her own.

Mary Thompson Fisher was born on December 3, 1895, near Emet, Oklahoma. Fisher later took the stage name and became well known as “Te Ata”, which means “morning porter”. A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Te Ata was an accomplished actor and storyteller of early American stories.

At the start of her 60-plus-year career, she presented a unique one-woman show on the heritage and culture of early Americans in England and Scandinavia, at the White House for President Franklin Roosevelt, for the King and the Queen of Great Britain, and on stages across the United States.

Although Te Ata has worked as an actress and theater teacher, she is best known for her artistic interpretations of Indian stories and for her children’s book, which she co-authored.

Te Ata first learned the beauty and wisdom of First American culture from her father, Thomas, who told her a variety of First American stories, and from her mother, Bertie, who taught her useful plants and medicinal.

She attended Bloomfield Academy and graduated from Tishomingo High School. While it was unusual at the time for a woman to go to college, Te Ata got her mother’s support to attend the Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) in Chickasha.

Francis Dinsmore Davis, professor of drama and expression at OCW, recognized Te Ata’s talent and encouraged her to pursue a career in theater. After graduating in drama, Te Ata continued his education at the prestigious Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Te Ata then moved to New York City, where she appeared in several Broadway productions. Upon arriving in New York City, Te Ata stayed at the Three Arts Club, a boarding house for aspiring actresses. Most performances of Te Ata in the early 1930s were in summer camps for inner city children.

Te Ata rose to fame for telling the stories of early American tribes, not limited to her own Chickasaw stories. As her popularity grew and her performances became more frequent, other tribes sought her out to tell the stories of their heritage. Te Ata kissed them all.

Te Ata died on October 26, 1995 in Oklahoma City, although her legacy and influence on early American storytelling traditions continues to this day.

She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957 and the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 1990. Te Ata received the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award in 1975 and declared Oklahoma’s first “State Treasure” in 1987.

The film “Te Ata”, starring Q’orianka Kilcher, tells her story of breaking down cultural barriers and changing public perception during a historically rich career that spanned from the 1920s to the 1980s .

About “Te Ata” the feature film

“Te Ata” features a star cast including Kilcher; Graham Greene (“Dancing with the Wolves” and “Northern Exposure”); Gil Birmingham (“Twilight”, “Yellowstone” and “Hell or High Water”); Brigid Brannagh (“Army Wives” and “Runaways”); Mackenzie Astin (“Wyatt Earp”, “Windsor” and “Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher”); and Cindy Pickett, originally from Oklahoma (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Guiding Light”).

In 2014, the Chickasaw Nation began telling the story of Mary Francis “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher. This feature film made about his life depicts the events of Te Ata’s journey to glory.

The film follows the youth, education and career of Thompson, who married famous astronomer Dr. Clyde Fisher in 1933. He was curator at the American Museum of Natural History and later director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

“Te Ata” is now available to stream on Netflix.


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