Kelli O’Hara & More Featured in New Collegiate Chorale Season

first_imgAfter appearing in The Metropolitan Opera’s The Merry Widow earlier this year, The King and I Tony winner Kelli O’Hara will return to her classical roots with former The Light in the Piazza co-star Victoria Clark in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, as well as a companion piece by Michael John LaChiusa.The concert presentation, conducted by Ted Sperling, is part of the new MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) season, which will highlight English operas, operettas and new works. Performances will run on April 28 and 29, 2016 at New York City Center.The season kicks off on October 15 and 16 with The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The comic opera premiered on Broadway in 1879. The cast will include soprano Deborah Voigt and Broadway alums Betsy Wolfe and Montego Glover. Sperling will conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for the concerts at New York City Center.The season will also include a workshop presentation of Justine Chen and David Simpatico’s The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing on October 17, and two performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. View Commentslast_img read more

IBEW Local 300 Electricians Volunteer at Barre Garden Show

first_imgBarre, Vt. – (March 17, 2008) – The Central Vermont Garden Show recently welcomed electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 into the mix.Seven IBEW Local 300 members volunteered nearly five hours apiece March 12 to help set up tables, chairs, displays and brand new electrical mats for the event. Volunteers included Kyle Brown, John Burditt, Tiffany Copley, Randie Dayton, Steve Edwards, Katy Ramstack and Greg Tessier. Copley, Edwards, Ramstack and Tessier are all central Vermonters.”The IBEW was proud to partner with the Garden Show, as several of our constituents reside in the Barre area,” said Local 300 Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash, a Granite City native. “Community service dovetails with our unions unwavering commitment to social responsibility and the common good.”The 2008 Central Vermont Garden Show ran at the Barre Civic Center March 14-16 and featured landscape exhibits, a garden railroad, floral competitions and educational workshops. All proceeds benefited the Friends of the Central Vermont YMCA, while the electrical mats – used to safely cover power cords in pedestrian and vehicular traffic ways – were later donated to the City of Barre.”We were so thankful for the help from IBEW electricians,” said Garden Show Chairwoman Jeanne Daniele. “Their much-appreciated volunteerism embodies what union labor is all about ‘hard work’ and certainly helped make our first-ever promotion a success.”ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img read more

Fabianski happy with Swans switch

first_imgSwansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski insists there was nothing personal in his man-of-the-match display against former club Arsenal, which kept his new team in the hunt for Europa League qualification. The 30-year-old Fabianski received a good reception from the Arsenal supporters behind each goal, but insists his performance was never about anything other than getting the victory which puts Swansea just two points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. “I spent seven years here and I have loads of friends here so to play against them was a strange experience, and sometimes it even felt like a training game,” Fabianski said. “It was tricky. You never know how you are going to feel until you experience something. “It was a strange arriving at the ground and seeing all the people, but there was a game to play and I had to be focused.” Fabianski added: “I am past that frustration [at Arsenal]. It has been a long time since I left Arsenal so I am just enjoying my position at the moment at Swansea. “I am very happy with my decision to come here and I am really proud of the team’s performance.” Arsenal manager Wenger may have been less than impressed by the way Garry Monk set his side up on Monday night, but it proved effective for the Swans, who were able to record a third straight victory. Swansea captain Ashley Williams is confident the squad can maintain that momentum against second-placed Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. He said: “We always try to hunt down the next team ahead of us in the table, and I don’t know if we will or not, but we have given ourselves a good chance. “Sunday will be another difficult game, but if we are going to get anything from it, we are going to have to put a shift in, and it will be a bit different because we are at home, so would like to see a bit more of the ball.” The Poland stopper enjoyed his return to the Emirates Stadium, having left in the summer after helping the Gunners win the FA Cup to secure more regular first-team football. Fabianski got himself in the way of everything Arsenal sent his way on Monday night, when Arsene Wenger’s side were punished for their lacklustre finishing as Bafetimbi Gomis headed in a late winner with just four minutes left, given via the Goal Decision System following a desperate lunge on the line by David Ospina. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fire station serves as new polling place for students

first_imgA new polling location near campus has been approved by the Office of the Registrar in an effort to make voting more convenient for students who live on campus.Hot ballot · The fire station on Jefferson Boulevard will serve as a polling place in November for students living in Webb Tower, Fluor Tower, Parkside and Cardinal Gardens. – Hayden Bennett | Daily Trojan Instead of having to travel more than a mile to Roger Williams Baptist Church on Adams Boulevard in order to vote, students living in Parkside apartments, Webb Tower, Fluor Tower and Cardinal Gardens apartments will be able to vote at the fire station on Jefferson Boulevard between McClintock and University avenues.“[The fire station] was chosen because of its close proximity to a number of student housing complexes,” said Kerstyn Olson, deputy director of the Unruh Institute of Politics. “It’s more convenient for students.”The fire station was the best option to make voting easier for students who live close to the station, as well as community members nearby, she said.“The fire station has been a polling location before … it’s now become a possibility again,” said Micah Scheindlin, political director of USC College Democrats, who protested to the Registrar’s Office about the inconvenience of voting for on-campus students. “Because some of the precinct is off-campus, they prefer an off-campus location, and the fire station is convenient for students but is also off campus.”Marks Tower will remain a polling location for those designated to vote there, but the Catholic Center, which in the past also served as a polling place for a number of students, won’t be available this year because of renovations.“They’re creating a new polling place in lieu of the Catholic Center, which will be under construction,” Olson said.That temporary polling location could be just north of campus at the Hillel Jewish Center at USC.Because Hillel was still under negotiations as a voting location, Olson said it isn’t definite yet.In finding this temporary polling location, the registrar was looking for a location in the same precinct as the Catholic Center, which would still be easily accessible to students.The registrar plans to keep the fire station a permanent voting fixture.“Some people may ask why we can’t use one polling location for all of campus,” Scheindlin said. “The reason is that the campus is divided into two precincts, and if you live on the west side of campus, you’ll actually be getting a slightly different ballot from the east side.”Ballots and polling places depend on the county supervisor of each district, and — because the district line is drawn through campus — there are numerous polling places around USC.Although the USC College Republicans weren’t involved in creating the new polling place near campus, chairwoman Katherine Cook said she is happy to know students have more options when it comes to getting their votes in.“We commend College Democrats for their efforts to make the polling station accessible to students,” Cook said.last_img read more

Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar win Chicago Wheelchair Marathon

first_img Digital Desk First Published: 14th October, 2019 11:34 IST Written By Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED WATCH US LIVE Session ID: 2020-09-09:6ebbc34f8c0cda147666393b Player Element ID: video_player_5f5847d172ac2 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV At the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar successfully defended their 2018 title in the men’s and the women’s wheelchair race respectively.  Last Updated: 14th October, 2019 11:34 IST Daniel Romanchuk And Manuela Schar Win Chicago Wheelchair Marathon Daniel Romanchuk and Manuela Schar successfully defended their 2018 title in the men’s and the women’s wheelchair race respectively at the 2019 Chicago Marathonlast_img read more