Music organization – Alabama Bluegrass http://alabamabluegrass.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:04:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://alabamabluegrass.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Music organization – Alabama Bluegrass http://alabamabluegrass.org/ 32 32 Music Composition Faculty Member Receives National Award https://alabamabluegrass.org/music-composition-faculty-member-receives-national-award/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 16:53:33 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/music-composition-faculty-member-receives-national-award/ Jamie Leigh Sampson SUNY Fredonia Faculty Member and Alumna Received Two of 10 Instrumental, Electronic or Vocal Composition Awards from the International Alliance for Women in Music’s Annual Search for New Music School of Music assistant professor Jamie Leigh Sampson, who teaches composition and entrepreneurship, received the Alex Shapiro Award for her work ‘Ships’ Passing’ […]]]>

Jamie Leigh Sampson

SUNY Fredonia Faculty Member and Alumna Received Two of 10 Instrumental, Electronic or Vocal Composition Awards from the International Alliance for Women in Music’s Annual Search for New Music

School of Music assistant professor Jamie Leigh Sampson, who teaches composition and entrepreneurship, received the Alex Shapiro Award for her work ‘Ships’ Passing’ for wind ensemble. The work, co-commissioned by seven groups, was premiered by the University of North Texas Wind Orchestra under the direction of Andrew Trachsel in April. The work was collectively commissioned by groups including the University of North Texas, University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ohio University, and Wright State University.

Alumnus Emily Joy Sullivan, a 2018 graduate of the Master of Music Composition program at SUNY Fredonia, received honorable mention at the Libbey Larsen Award for her piece “(subito)” for solo percussion. “(subito)” was created by Chris Froh at the University of California, Davis, where Ms. Sullivan is completing her doctorate. in musical composition.

Sampson and Sullivan are both members of the ADJ•ective New Music Composers’ Collective.

More information about Sampson and Sullivan can be found online.

More information about ADJ•ective New Music can be found online.

The IAWM is the leading global organization dedicated to the equity, promotion and defense of women in music across time, cultures and genres. A connective and informative global organization, with members in 28 countries and growing, it increases opportunities and visibility for women in music.

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Tabernacle Choir announces 3 pilot programs, trip to Mexico in 2023 https://alabamabluegrass.org/tabernacle-choir-announces-3-pilot-programs-trip-to-mexico-in-2023/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/tabernacle-choir-announces-3-pilot-programs-trip-to-mexico-in-2023/ The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has pilot programs to expand its reach and mission by expanding “Music & the Spoken Word,” a different approach to travel and including more international voices in the choir, leaders announced on the site. Group Web on Friday, November 18. , as well as on ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The choir also […]]]>

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square has pilot programs to expand its reach and mission by expanding “Music & the Spoken Word,” a different approach to travel and including more international voices in the choir, leaders announced on the site. Group Web on Friday, November 18. , as well as on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

The choir also announced plans to travel to Mexico City, Mexico from June 13-19, 2023.

In a meeting with the full choir membership this week, including the Tabernacle Choir, Temple Square Orchestra, Temple Square Bells and other volunteers and professional staff, President Russell Mr. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared his vision for the choir.

“The Church will continue to grow. He will fill the world. He will continue to bless more and more nations, tongues, and peoples,” President Nelson said. “The Lord is hastening His work in the promised worldwide gathering of Israel. You can be sure that the choir, orchestra and bells of the Tabernacle in Temple Square will be a central feature of this era.

The Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square President Mike Leavitt, center, with First Counselor L. Whitney Clayton, left, and Second Counselor Gary B. Porter.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mission statement

The choir presidency, which is comprised of choir president Mike O. Leavitt and two advisors, President L. Whitney Clayton and President Gary B. Porter, announced a change to the choir’s mission statement. organization – adding the words “worldwide”.

The expanded mission statement now reads, “The Tabernacle Choir in Temple Square performs music that inspires people everywhere to draw closer to the divine and feel God’s love for His children.”

Pilot projects

  • “Music and speech”: The weekly “Music & the Spoken Word” show will be expanded with foreign language versions, Chairman Clayton said. The first two languages ​​will be Spanish and Portuguese, with pilot broadcasts due to begin next year. These episodes will include native speakers presenting the “Spoken Word” messages with graphics and visuals reflecting the geographies.

The weekly text “Spoken Word” is available in 16 languages, the choir’s website said earlier this year. The broadcasts are streamed on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nationwide Facebook pages and include language captions for the spoken introduction and closing signature, song titles, and message. “Spoken Word”.

  • Travel: Travel assignments will be shorter and more frequent with a smaller, more nimble travel agency, Chairman Porter explained. Historically, the choir has traveled every two years. From now on, the choir will travel annually but for a shorter period. Choir leaders and staff will also experience greater joint performance and coordination with other Church entities. The choir will test this new travel pilot with an assignment in Mexico City from June 13-19, 2023.

The choir’s Heritage Tour, originally planned for 2020, in the Nordic countries and the United Kingdom has been postponed to 2021 and then 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; it was eventually cancelled.

In 2018, the choir’s Classic Coast Tour had performances in several California cities and in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington.

  • Reflecting global membership: For the choir to better reflect the global church, plans are underway to have qualified Latter-day Saint singers from Mexico, Central America, South America, West Africa, the Philippines and Asia are auditioning for opportunities to sing with the choir in the April 2023 conference, President Leavitt announced.

“It is possible that this is a one-time event. Or maybe it will be something we do periodically. The most likely outcome, however, is that through this pilot project, we will gradually see new options and possibilities that will help the choir better represent the global church,” President Leavitt said in the press release.

President Leavitt said the choir will move forward in faith, one step at a time, to “inspire people around the world to draw closer to the divine and feel God’s love for His children.”

The choir in 2022

Over the past year, choir leaders have worked to expand the reach of the Tabernacle Choir.

In February, the choir presidency announced four “high-level” goals:

1. Expand the choir’s digital audience.

2. Magnify the missionary role of the choir.

3. Ensure that the choir reflects the global mission of the Church.

4. Increase global visibility.

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Thurl Bailey speaks with Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé at the conference center before the “Music & the Spoken Word” broadcast in Salt Lake City on Sunday, August 21, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Also this year, former NBA player Thurl Bailey joined the rotating host group for in-person audiences during the weekly “Music & the Spoken Word” shows. The Piano Guys duo of pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson was a guest on “Music & the Spoken Word” in August. Recently, the West Point Glee Club performed with the choir for Veterans Day.

How to listen

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Adventure Theater suspends operations at Glen Echo Park https://alabamabluegrass.org/adventure-theater-suspends-operations-at-glen-echo-park/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 20:24:54 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/adventure-theater-suspends-operations-at-glen-echo-park/ Adventure Theater and MTC Academy have announced that they will suspend day-to-day operations of the organization pending the completion of its strategic planning process. ATMTC Academy, located at 837-D Rockville Pike in Rockville, is still wrapping up its fall season, and the Adventure Theater Professional Stage at Glen Echo Park, located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., […]]]>

Adventure Theater and MTC Academy have announced that they will suspend day-to-day operations of the organization pending the completion of its strategic planning process.

ATMTC Academy, located at 837-D Rockville Pike in Rockville, is still wrapping up its fall season, and the Adventure Theater Professional Stage at Glen Echo Park, located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, no longer has shows. planned for the season.

ATMTC has faced multiple challenges over the past few years, including a destructive fire, the COVID-19 pandemic, financial difficulties, and leadership and staff transitions, according to a statement from the organization.

Adventure Theater has decided to focus its resources on two courses of action: providing access to education for more students and creating opportunities for students throughout the Washington, D.C. area to learn and perform. alongside talented artists.

The decision to suspend operations pending the completion of the strategic planning process is also intended to create the framework for redefining the theater’s mission, according to the statement.

Although the Adventure Theater is suspended for the winter season, its professional stage is one of 13 residents of Glen Echo Park.

According to Jenni Cloud, director of marketing and communications for Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the park’s other award-winning children’s theater, The Puppet Co. is still producing shows. His upcoming productions include his biggest show of the year, Nutcrackerwhich opens Nov. 25, Cloud said.

Other park residents also include Yellow Barn Studio, SilverWorks, Washington Conservatory of Music, Washington Revels, Glen Echo Pottery, Photoworks, Glen Echo Park Aquarium, Stone Tower Studio, Art Glass Center, Glassworks, and Sculpture Studio.

Adventure Theater and MTC Academy could not be reached for comment.

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Epson offers holiday deals on retail photo and document scanners https://alabamabluegrass.org/epson-offers-holiday-deals-on-retail-photo-and-document-scanners/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 08:15:00 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/epson-offers-holiday-deals-on-retail-photo-and-document-scanners/ Until $100 Off Award-winning scanners on select dates in November and December LOS ALAMITOS, CA., November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Not sure what to give this year? Consider the ever-practical gift of organization for the creative do-it-yourselfer, busy family member, and busy professional on your list. To make gifting easier, Epson is dropping the prices […]]]>

Until $100 Off Award-winning scanners on select dates in November and December

LOS ALAMITOS, CA., November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Not sure what to give this year? Consider the ever-practical gift of organization for the creative do-it-yourselfer, busy family member, and busy professional on your list. To make gifting easier, Epson is dropping the prices of its most popular photo, receipt and document scanners this holiday season. The Epson Fast Foto® FF-680W, fast reception® RR-600W, Workforce® ES-50 and WorkForce ES-580W will be available to consumers up to $100 on certain dates, from November 6and continuing until the end of the year, in certain points of sale.1

“From family photos and children’s artwork to important documents and decluttering, a little creative organization helps bring a sense of space and order to your life,” says Dan McMillenProduct Manager, Retail Scanners, Epson America. “This year, Epson is offering a scanner to meet almost any scanning and organizing need at great holiday prices to help a loved one tackle projects for years to come. It really is a practical gift that keeps on giving.”

In addition to shopping for gifts and making holiday plans, as we approach the end of the year, many of us plan to get organized in the coming year. And New Year’s resolutions, like organizing office paperwork, helping families tackle daunting but necessary chores. Epson has gift ideas (at great holiday prices) to help your loved ones not just get organized, but easily stay organized all year round.

  • Epson Fast Photo FF-680W: Ideal for the family photographer and memory keeper, the FastFoto FF-680W preserves cherished family photos for generations to come. Scanning as fast as one photo per second,2 front and back, families can scan irreplaceable photos and capture handwritten notes, family recipes, old newspaper ads and more for future generations. Also download the FastFoto mobile app3 to scan directly to your mobile device and share memories. Capture the voice of loved ones and create slideshows with music, audio and text to share the story behind the photographs for a walk down memory lane with family and friends.
  • Epson RapidReceipt RR-600W: Simplify upcoming tax season and organize the home office with a scanner designed to handle the growing number of receipts and bills that need to be organized and referenced. The RapidReceipt RR-600W wireless desktop scanner is the only solution on the market specifically designed for this purpose. It includes Epson ScanSmart® Accounting Edition software, which converts stacks of unorganized receipts, invoices and business/ID cards into actionable digital data. It can scan directly to cloud storage solutions and integrates with QuickBooks®TurboTax®Accelerate, Excel®and much more, with no subscription fees.
  • WorkForce ES-50: For workaholics on the go, the WorkForce ES-50 is a lightweight portable document scanner that scans a single page in just 5.5 seconds.4 With Shade® OCR, users can create searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files on the go or in the field, and the auto-feed model makes it easy to combine multiple-page scans into a single file. It’s the ideal portable scanner, requiring no batteries or external power when connected to a computer via the USP port.
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Epson Holiday Promotions

To help with this year’s shopping list, Epson is offering holiday discount prices on some of its most popular scanner models from Sunday November 6available through the Epson online store and select resellers and e-tailers6:

  • The FastFoto FF-680W photo scanner is available for as little as $499.99 ($100 off), regularly $599.99on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Office Depot, Staplesand Micro Center.
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NFL, Roger Goodell and Washington commanders sued by DC attorney general https://alabamabluegrass.org/nfl-roger-goodell-and-washington-commanders-sued-by-dc-attorney-general/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 18:55:08 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/nfl-roger-goodell-and-washington-commanders-sued-by-dc-attorney-general/ The Washington, D.C. attorney general on Thursday sued commanders and owner Dan Snyder, along with NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, for allegedly misleading DC residents about the team’s alleged toxic culture for its own financial gain. Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that the team and its owner lied to DC residents about allegations regarding the […]]]>

The Washington, D.C. attorney general on Thursday sued commanders and owner Dan Snyder, along with NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, for allegedly misleading DC residents about the team’s alleged toxic culture for its own financial gain.

Attorney General Karl Racine alleges that the team and its owner lied to DC residents about allegations regarding the team’s toxic culture and sexual harassment, in order to hide the truth from DC residents and protect the profits.

Racine said Thursday that the NFL and Goodell worked with Snyder and the commanders to mislead the public about an investigation into the allegations and the toxic culture the organization has nurtured over the years.

“Commanders and the NFL secretly made a deal about the investigation that the public was unaware of,” Racine said, pointing to evidence collected by his office during its year-long investigation.

Synder, owner of the team since 1999, and the commanders have been the subject of recent investigations by the House Oversight Committee and the NFL for sexual harassment and financial misconduct.

“Over two years ago, Dan and Tanya Snyder acknowledged that an unacceptable work culture had existed within their organization for several years and they repeatedly apologized for allowing this to happen,” said a spokesperson for the commanders in a statement. “We agree with AG Racine on one thing: the public needs to know the truth. Although the lawsuit repeats many innuendos, half-truths and lies, we welcome this opportunity to defend the organization – for the first time – in court. of law and to establish, once and for all, what is fact and what is fiction. »

Lawyers on behalf of Racine’s office said part of their concerns about the NFL and Goodell’s conduct include when the NFL granted Snyder a debt waiver in 2021 that allowed him to buy out minority owners , giving him full control of the franchise for the duration of the investigation.

“We are taking this matter as a civil matter in court with a fair process for the defendants so that the public can have a sense of responsibility,” Racine said Thursday.

As for the monetary penalties Commanders, Snyder, NFL and Goodell could face, Racine also noted that under consumer protection law, each violation carries a maximum fine of $5,000. and that it “adds up quite easily and exponentially”, potentially amounting to millions. dollars in penalties.

The attorney general is also seeking a court order that would release the findings of attorney Beth Wilkinson’s 10-month investigation into the work culture of commanding officers. Reports of misconduct in 2020 had prompted this investigation.

The NFL responded in a statement Thursday:

“The independent investigation into the Washington Commanders’ workplace misconduct was conducted thoroughly and thoroughly by Beth Wilkinson and her law firm. At the conclusion of the investigation, the NFL released a summary of the findings of Mrs. Wilkinson and issued a record fine against the club and its property.We reject the legally unsubstantiated and factually baseless allegations made today by the DC Attorney General against the NFL and Commissioner Goodell and we We will vigorously defend against these allegations.

The attorney general’s office also alleges that Snyder worked to intimidate and pay off potential witnesses during the investigation, attorneys say.

The NFL review is led by former Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White. The league said White is still in the middle of his review. On Thursday, Racine said he didn’t know the status of White’s investigation.

The investigation into the alleged financial irregularities triggered various other investigations.

Commanders and Snyder have previously denied the misconduct allegations.

Shortly after the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, the Virginia Attorney General and Racine also opened investigations into the team.

ESPN reported last week that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of financial misconduct against the commanders.

Snyder recently put the team up for sale, bringing on Bank of America to help facilitate the potential deal, CNBC previously reported. The deal could value the commanders up to $7 billion. The NFL said any deal would have to go through its finance committee and would have to get approval from 24 of the NFL’s 32 teams.

Amazon founder and multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos and rapper and music industry giant Jay-Z are said to be interested in bidding on the team.

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Opera Saratoga Brings Music to Memory Care Centers https://alabamabluegrass.org/opera-saratoga-brings-music-to-memory-care-centers/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 11:31:12 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/opera-saratoga-brings-music-to-memory-care-centers/ SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (NEWS10) – Opera Saratoga is now offering an interactive music program for residents of Capital Region memory care centers. The opera recently hired two singers and two pianists for its Songs by Heart program. Get the latest news, sports, weather and events straight to your inbox! Musicians are trained in therapeutic techniques […]]]>

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (NEWS10) – Opera Saratoga is now offering an interactive music program for residents of Capital Region memory care centers. The opera recently hired two singers and two pianists for its Songs by Heart program.

Musicians are trained in therapeutic techniques such as mirroring, direct eye contact, swaying to the beat, and holding hands with residents throughout the program. Singers encourage residents to join in the singing, clapping and moving, as well as engaging in conversation centered around the musical selections.

The music is taken from popular music from the 1920s to the 1950s and includes popular songs such as “Take me out to the ball game”, “Home on the range”, “Edelweiss” and many other popular, folk and patriotic familiar to the residents.

Each of Opera Saratoga’s Songs by Heart artists has been trained by Songs by Heart’s artistic administrator, Emily Becker, and board-certified music therapist, Jenny Cook. Becker and Cook trained around 150 musicians across the county.

Opera Saratoga is the first opera company in the country to offer this type of therapeutic memory care to its local community. The organization plans to begin serving facilities in its seven-county service area, from southern Albany to Lake George. It is the only Songs by Heart program in New York State.

For more information or to register for a demo session at a memory care center near you, contact Opera Saratoga’s Senior Community Education and Outreach Program Manager, Melissa Howe, at ( 518) 584-6018 or mhowe@operasaratoga.org.

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Prominent local musicians, stars ready to ‘Rock the Plaza’ https://alabamabluegrass.org/prominent-local-musicians-stars-ready-to-rock-the-plaza/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 17:56:37 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/prominent-local-musicians-stars-ready-to-rock-the-plaza/ In the early 2000s, Spike Edney and his wife bought a house in Joshua Tree and enjoyed attending the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a dance and musical revue show with performers 55 and older at the Plaza Theater. Edney, keyboardist and live member of British rock band Queen, described the Follies as a “great concept” […]]]>

In the early 2000s, Spike Edney and his wife bought a house in Joshua Tree and enjoyed attending the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a dance and musical revue show with performers 55 and older at the Plaza Theater.

Edney, keyboardist and live member of British rock band Queen, described the Follies as a “great concept” featuring many singers from the 50s and 60s who had brief periods of success, fell into obscurity and then found their way into the successful production that closed in 2014 after two decades.

Edney is also a fan of the historic theater the Follies call downtown Palm Springs home. He always hoped he would reopen with another show.

“In my head, I felt like all these big things were going to happen and nothing came back the next year, and there was nothing year after year,” Edney said. “I found it very frustrating and thought it was a waste of much of the cultural life of Palm Springs.”

Spike Edney, Musical Director of Queen and Head of Pink Satellite Studios, at the piano at Pink Satellite on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Joshua Tree, CA.  Edney will perform at Rock the Plaza at the Plaza Theater in Palm Springs, California on November 11, 2022.

Edney reached out to his friend Brian Ray, a guitarist who lives in Palm Springs and has been playing in Paul McCartney’s live band since 2022, about doing a benefit show for the theater. In 2019, the couple met JR Roberts, a former Palm Springs City Council member who chairs the Palm Springs Plaza Theater Foundation.

“I told (JR) that I was very interested in this and wanted to be part of (the restoration effort),” Ray said. “He showed me the (Plaza Theater), turned on the lights, and I was blown away because that’s what they called an ‘atmospheric theater’ like the Mayan in Los Angeles, the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara or the Chinese and Egyptian theatres, it would take you to another time and another place.”

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Nashville celebrates nonprofits at the largest event of its kind in the country https://alabamabluegrass.org/nashville-celebrates-nonprofits-at-the-largest-event-of-its-kind-in-the-country/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 12:04:48 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/nashville-celebrates-nonprofits-at-the-largest-event-of-its-kind-in-the-country/ Tari Hughes is President and CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management. Every morning in our city, alarm clocks go off and the superheroes of our community don their capes, brew their coffee maybe a little stronger than the rest of us, and pour their hearts into amazing causes. They wake up day after day […]]]>
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Creative Community For Peace honors Eugene Levy and other entertainment industry leaders amid talk of rising anti-Semitism – eJewish Philanthropy https://alabamabluegrass.org/creative-community-for-peace-honors-eugene-levy-and-other-entertainment-industry-leaders-amid-talk-of-rising-anti-semitism-ejewish-philanthropy/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:41:42 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/creative-community-for-peace-honors-eugene-levy-and-other-entertainment-industry-leaders-amid-talk-of-rising-anti-semitism-ejewish-philanthropy/ Waiters handed out hors d’oeuvres and Moscow mules to 500 people strolling through a Beverly Hills backyard last night as a DJ churned out tunes including one of the new singles by Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”. Crowds had gathered to celebrate Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a non-profit organization that mobilizes prominent members of the entertainment […]]]>

Waiters handed out hors d’oeuvres and Moscow mules to 500 people strolling through a Beverly Hills backyard last night as a DJ churned out tunes including one of the new singles by Taylor Swift, “Anti-Hero”. Crowds had gathered to celebrate Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a non-profit organization that mobilizes prominent members of the entertainment community to oppose the boycott of Israel and promote the arts as a bridge to peace. peace.

The gala honored several industry leaders with the CCFP Ambassadors of Peace Award: actor and “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator Eugene Levy; Darren Star, award-winning writer, creator and executive producer of shows such as “Sex & the City” and “Emily in Paris”; Brandon Goodman and Danny Rukasin, co-founders of talent agency Best Friends Music; songwriter and producer Autumn Rowe; and David Zedeck, co-director of global music at the United Talent Agency.

The event was hosted by The Milky Way, the dairy kosher restaurant in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles owned by Steven Spielberg’s late mother, and guests chatted in Hebrew and English about their new plans as well as the rise of anti-Semitism – including Kanye West’s recent series of comments.

“As a writer, I strive to tell stories that affirm our individuality, expose bias, and illuminate our shared humanity,” Star said in a speech. “And as a Jew in this country right now, in this scary time, I feel there is no more important time to affirm and be proud of my own Jewish identity.”

After joking about how his name was misspelled on the monitor, Levy also addressed hate in his speech, recalling how he dealt with anti-Semitism in high school.

“If you can actually get people to feel shame for their own despicable thoughts and actions, or for following the despicable thoughts and actions of others, then that can be a giant first step in turning heads, and eventually to eradicate hate and bigotry,” he said. “So one of the things we can do in the entertainment industry is try to show these people what the other side can be like. through the stories we tell, what a world without bigotry can look like.”

The CCFP organizes events, arranges trips to Israel for entertainment industry executives, builds coalitions like the Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA), and serves as a resource for managers and agents whose clients may be criticized for booked concerts or other events in Israel.

The group’s trips to Israel have been suspended during the pandemic and are expected to resume in the spring. Because the CCFP is an apolitical organization, its travels strive to provide a balanced view of the discourse surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by encouraging artists to see Israel for themselves. The organization’s goal when traveling is to “maximize opportunities” to do so, said CCFP director Ari Ingel. eJewishPhilanthropy. One trip was organized to attend the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in 2019, while another brought songwriters from the United States to meet for a “writing camp” with their Israeli peers.

The organization also spearheaded a letter this month against the boycott of the Tel Aviv LGBTQ Film Festival, signed by more than 200 celebrities, including Mila Kunis, Mayim Bialik and Neil Patrick Harris.

The BJEA, whose board is half black and half Jewish, has seen a flurry of visibility recently, in light of anti-Semitic comments from Kanye West and a namedrop during the weekend update from “Saturday Night Live”. Invoking the legacy of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, the signatories “commit to work to bring our two communities together in solidarity, to support each other in our struggles, and to better understand each other’s plight and stories. . The Jewish community must continue to speak out against racial injustice and work for change, while the black community must continue to speak out against all forms of anti-Semitism.

The Ambassador of Peace event generates about half of CCFP’s annual budget, which hovers between $800,000 and $1 million, co-founder David Renzer, former CEO and president of Universal Music Publishing, told eJP. CCFP supporters include Shari Redstone, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and entertainment mogul Haim Saban, who sponsored Zedeck’s award on Wednesday night.

“Our red line is that we don’t believe boycotts are the solution,” Renzer told eJP ahead of the event. “We talk about it openly. Cultural boycotts are not the solution. In fact, it’s the opposite, isn’t it? Let’s use the power of culture and the arts to do something positive and bring people together.

Variety was a media sponsor of the event, and its executive music editor, Shirley Halperin, who is Israeli, was on hand to support the organization and to “encourage our own projects spanning Israel and the intersection of Judaism and entertainment,” said she told eJP at an event. Variety’s upcoming April 2023 issue will be a special, featuring Israeli entertainment — “cover to cover,” Halperin said.

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Mostra Mania Street Fair and Halloween Party https://alabamabluegrass.org/mostra-mania-street-fair-and-halloween-party/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:01:55 +0000 https://alabamabluegrass.org/mostra-mania-street-fair-and-halloween-party/ Cafe de la Mostra / Cafe de la MostraMostra Mania Street Fair and Halloween Party Saturday October 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Harbor Pavilion on Broadway Pier This month is Filipino American History Month and the Filipino-owned Café Mostra is celebrating in style! Every year to celebrate their anniversary, Mostra Coffee […]]]>

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Mostra Mania Street Fair and Halloween Party

Saturday October 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Harbor Pavilion on Broadway Pier

This month is Filipino American History Month and the Filipino-owned Café Mostra is celebrating in style! Every year to celebrate their anniversary, Mostra Coffee partners with a non-profit organization. This year, they teamed up with Allan Pineda, better known as Apl.de.ap of multi-Grammy award-winning pop group Black Eyed Peas.

A portion of ticket sales from Mostraland – Mostra’s 8th anniversary celebration and Halloween party – will be donated to the Apl.de.ap Foundation, which helps young Filipinos gain knowledge to improve their lives.

As part of Filipino American History Month, Mostra celebrates with two events on October 29:

Mostra Mania street fair

  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
  • Free event for the whole family
  • In partnership with Kapwa Collective SD
  • Showcasing local small businesses, including several Filipino-owned businesses
  • The community will have the opportunity to shop, eat and enjoy live music while immersing themselves in cultural heritage

Mostraland Anniversary Show and Halloween Party

  • 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
  • Halloween costume party
  • craft beer festival
  • Launch of the new Pampanga Punch (beer collaboration with Mostra, Apl.de.ap, Harland and Moksa) – sales will benefit the Apl.de.ap Foundation
  • Food from local Filipino chefs (White Rice, Animae, The Friendly and more)
  • Live musical performances by Apl.de.ap, Journey’s Arnel Pineda and more
In honor of Filipino American Heritage Month, Apl.de.ap (center) of The Black Eyed Peas is teaming up with local cafe Mostra Coffee

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In honor of Filipino American Heritage Month, Apl.de.ap (center) of The Black Eyed Peas is teaming up with local cafe Mostra Coffee

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