Art House Productions Announces Media & Music Summer Camp for Teens

first_img1 / 4  JAX Media Program  2 / 4  JAX Music Program  3 / 4  JAX Music Program  4 / 4  JAX Media & Music Makers Summer Camp ❮ ❯ MUSIC MAKERSAll teens will learn the basic history & background of rap, rock & pop music. Teens will learn to collaborate with other musicians and teens. They will also choose to have individual instruction on songwriting, beat making, or piano.MEDIA MAKERSTeens will learn to use photography, video and audio as an effective tool to promote social issues and to reach audiences through an online interactive environment. Teens will work with professional media makers. The final digital stories hope to create an insightful and emotive story of their neighborhoods. The final pieces will be showcased in a public event.Tuition is $350. A $50 Early Bird discount is available for registrations before May 1. Art House is committed to making programming accessible to all members of the community. Full and partial scholarships are available for students with a strong interest in pursuing the media and/or arts professionally, and for students in need of financial aid.Camper Registration Forms, the Tuition Payment Portal and Scholarship Application can be found at Questions can be directed to Program Director Jacqueline Arias at [email protected] or (347) 237-3508.Art House Productions is generously supported by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, MACK-CALI Realty, SILVERMAN, The Princeton Foundation, The Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs, Masterwork Arts, and Genova Burns.Art House Productions is committed to accessibility and inclusivity in all public programming. Art House Productions produces work with a shrewd sense of social responsibility and challenges the idea of “universal” mind and “universal” body in each artistic endeavor.In January 2021, Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) merged with Art House Productions. Now JAX seeks to broaden their services and continue their commitment to the Jersey City arts community and arts education by expanding JAX’s core programs and building on Art House’s existing education programs.Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes. For more information about upcoming programs, please visit our website at Follow on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods. To sign up for Art House’s mailing list, please click here: Art House Productions announces the Jersey Art Exchange (JAX) Media & Music Makers Camp for students entering grades 7-12 in Fall 2021. The camps will take place Mondays – Fridays, July 5 – July 16, from 1pm – 5pm at 150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Each track is led by a digital art, and/or music professional. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.“I’m so happy to be running this program again,” says Program Director Jacqueline Arias. “It’s a perfect way for teens to spend the summer – exploring their neighborhoods and tapping into their creative spirit. We always have a blast!”center_img ×  1 / 4  JAX Media Program  2 / 4  JAX Music Program  3 / 4  JAX Music Program  4 / 4  JAX Media & Music Makers Summer Camp ❮ ❯last_img read more

Will Samantha Barks Make Broadway Debut in Amelie?

first_imgWill Samantha Barks make her Broadway debut in Amélie? The Les Miz stage and screen star led a recent workshop of the musical adaptation of the 2001 French film. As previously reported, the new tuner is set to receive its world premiere at California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre in August. The production features a score by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. Tony winner Pam MacKinnon directs.Barks rose to worldwide recognition when she starred as Eponine in the Les Miserables movie adaptation. Her U.K. stage credits include Les Miz in the West End as well as the 25th anniversary concert, City of Angels at the Donmar, Cabaret, Oliver! and Chicago.Amélie tells the story of a young girl who was home-schooled by her mother and cultivated a very active imagination. The show details her life in Paris as she helps those around her try to find love, and ultimately falls in love herself.No plans have yet been confirmed regarding the musical’s Broadway bow. View Commentslast_img read more

Weekly unemployment claims fall across the board

first_imgFor the week of July 17, 2010, there were 630 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, a decrease of 103 from the week before. Altogether 9,889 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 186 from a week ago and 3,665 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,122 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 355 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,238 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 137 from the week before. In addition, the Vermont Department of Labor announced on June 30 that it would be discontinuing extended unemployment benefits (STORY) beginning July 10 because the state’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.0 percent (STORY), which is below the 6.5 percent federal mandate for such benefits. However, Congress is in the process of restoring extended benefits. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more

Choose digital advertising over traditional

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr What credit union marketers need to know about the trend toward digital Craig SauerMany credit unions have been slow to adapt to the changing landscape of digital advertising, according to Jim Pond, co-founder and partner at James & Matthew.Pond, who has more than 15 years of experience in digital advertising, online video marketing, and social media, will lead a CUNA webinar on the topic in June.Pond recently participated in a Q&A with Credit Union Magazine to explain some digital advertising basics, best practices—and mistakes to avoid.CU Mag: What are some benefits of digital advertising over traditional advertising?Pond: The primary benefit of digital advertising is the ability to utilize feedback to improve the advertising on almost any timescale, then change your efforts based on that feedback. Traditional advertising requires long-term commitments down a singular path that cannot be adjusted easily.That is one of the primary reasons for massive shifts to digital during the past decade. One study from Ad Age shows that in 2015 there will be a 50% growth in digital investment. continue reading »last_img read more

A freight in vain

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COVID-19: Health Ministry teams up with Docquity to train, recruit frontline volunteers

first_imgThose who have completed their training will be immediately deployed to a number of COVID-19 referral centers across the country, including the emergency hospital at the Kemayoran athletes village in Jakarta, under the government’s assistance.Docquity cofounder Amit Vithal said every volunteer had regularly participated in up to four sessions of online training on various health topics through the platform.“This enables the volunteers to gain new knowledge every day to keep up with the latest developments regarding the COVID-19 situation,” Vithal said in a statement.Read also: COVID-19 leaves lab workers grappling with unprecedented testing scale The Health Ministry has enlisted the support of healthtech start-up Docquity to train and recruit medical volunteers to prevent the healthcare system from becoming overloaded amid the ever-increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.Docquity, a member of the Indonesian Telemedicine Association, has recorded 887 doctors – consisting of physicians and medical specialists – on its userbase as of June 11.According to the company, the majority of medical practitioners registered on the digital platform are based in Jakarta; Tangerang, Banten and Bandung, West Java. Indonesian Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy Association (PERDATIN) chairman Syafri Kamsul Arif, who serves as a tutor for the online training program, said the medical volunteers had also learned various approaches in treating critically-ill COVID-19 patients.“It’s because those who are recruited will mainly be tasked with treating [critically-ill patients], instead of patients on the early onset of the disease or patients under surveillance [PDP],” Syafri said.Demand for qualified health workers has increased significantly amid the health crisis. However, concerns have been raised regarding their safety, especially considering reports of dozens of doctors who had succumbed to the coronavirus disease after working on the frontlines in recent months.The government had previously allocated Rp 5.9 trillion (US$417.6 million) to be given as incentives to medical workers treating confirmed COVID-19 patients. However, many medical workers have reported that they had yet to receive any of such incentives.Topics :last_img read more

Four teams still in the running for Turbo football honours

first_imgTHE battle is on for the Turbo Knockout Football title. Four teams are still in the running to lift the trophy and grand prize.Today’s semi-finals will see two teams move forward to the final hurdle with a chance to pocket half-a-million dollars. The losers have to settle for half of that.In the first of the two matches at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, the Georgetown-based Camptown, who have largely surprised the rest of the field, will stand before Pouderoyen while the boys in blue battle Grove.The city side Camptown will meet West Demerara’s Pouderoyen after which the colossal clash between Police and Grove Hi Tech will take place.Advancing through the detriment of Linden’s Silver Shattas, the Camptown side will have plenty to prove against an effervescent and improving Pouderoyen unit..The West Dem side has shown over previous tournaments that they possess something special and whether this is their tournament remains to be seen.What is known is that only one team can emerge from that fixture as champions and the prediction is a 2-1 scoreline in favour of Camptown.The second match of the night is anyone’s game, since both Police and Grove have produced hands-down some of the best football games of the tournament.If there were to be odds, however, they would have to go to Police, considering that they had won their last tournament in convincing manner.Still, upsets are nothing strange in football and one could very well be on the cards knowing the nature of the tournament.The first semi-final is expected to kick off at 18:30hrs with the second commencing at 21:00 hrs.The runners-up will receive $250 000. The third-place team will receive $125 000 and fourth-place finishers will have to settle for $75 000.last_img read more

Banks stands out in preseason win

first_imgAll of the off-season hype surrounding the Wisconsin women’s basketball team was about 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jolene Anderson.Sophomore point guard Janese Banks was lost in the shuffle, but made a name for herself Sunday in the team’s season exhibition opener.Banks led the way for the Badgers in their 98-56 win over the UW-Parkside Rangers with 30 points, five rebounds and three assists.Even UW-Parkside head coach Jenny Knight admitted she knew little about Banks coming into the game, but was more than impressed with the impact she made.”I didn’t know much about (Banks) to be honest coming into the game besides a couple of films that I watched,” Knight said. “She’s a much better basketball player than she was last year, a better more complete player. She did a great job at the point guard position for them, really handled the ball well on the offensive end, was able to knock down open shots.”On the defensive end she’s so athletic and quick that she’s able to put a lot of pressure on whoever she’s guarding so she’s a complete player,” Knight continued.While Anderson was the team’s leading scorer a year ago with 17.8 points per game, she was still looking to get the ball in the hot hands of Banks.”When you have Janese (Banks) over there going 11-for-15, she was kind of on fire,” Anderson said. “Janese was shooting the ball well so (my goal was) to keep getting her the ball and have her go off.”Anderson displayed her strong passing skills in getting Banks the ball, and on a number of other passes, as she dished 6 assists.Wisconsin ran into some trouble early in establishing its post presence with senior forward Annie Nelson collecting two quick fouls, but sophomore Danielle Ward stepped in off the bench and gave the Badgers the boost they needed on the block.”I wanted to make sure I made a presence for the post players and to be able to go in there and box out, rebound, and get the ball to the guards,” Ward said. “Just post up and make good moves, and be able to move around, and go to work without the ball and also with the ball.”Ward scored the team’s first four points as Wisconsin went scoreless for the first three minutes, but then never looked back after capitalizing off of points in the paint (57-14), points off of turnovers (36-4), and fast break points (18-0).”It’s been a long time since we’ve shot over 55 percent from the floor and that came from attacking the basket as well as some defensive pressure,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “We’re trying to be more aggressive on the ball, our close outs still need a little bit of work, hands need to be up in the air, no coach can be satisfied this early in the season, yet I thought we rotated fairly decent, our help was there — it’s early, but some good signs to work on.”In these first two exhibition games, Wisconsin will be trying to work their way into the new “swing” offense and while the Badgers’ run-and-gun transition game in the victory may have overshadowed the offensive set, Stone is still stressing to get the ball into the post.”A lot of our offense early on was off of defense,” Stone said. “We went into transition, scored off of lay-ups, and got to the rim. We are charting post touches and the post doesn’t have to be Danielle (Ward), it could be Jolene (Anderson) or Janese (Banks), just getting the ball in the paint. The whole thing is that our points in the paint can come from a lot of different people.”For Banks, the new “swing” offense may be what helped her most in achieving her career-high scoring game.”(The swing) gives you a lot of versatility just to play on the wing and to go inside,” Janese Banks said. “You know how your post players feel sometimes when you got to bang inside and you know how it feels on the perimeter. I think this has been implemented to help everybody’s game, use everybody’s versatility, and use what you’ve worked on all summer.”last_img read more

England’s dramatic charge wins Canadian Challenge

first_img England won the Canadian International Junior Challenge for the seventh time with a dramatic charge over the last five holes of the championship at Wildfire Golf Club, Ontario. The team of Jake Bolton, Jack Cope, Danny Daniels and Kristian Tannum Donaldson had trailed the hosts, Canada, over the first two rounds and, with five holes left of the final round, they were six shots behind. But in a storming finish they overtook their rivals and won the title by a shot. Daniels (Essendon) birdied two of the last five on his way to three-under 69, the low score of the day. Tannum Donaldson (Buckinghamshire) was two-under for the last five, including a crucial birdie on 18. Cope (Minchinhampton) birdied 14 and 16 to finish on level par. Bolton (Ogbourne Downs) beat his Canadian opponent by two shots over the closing holes. Manager Alan Covey said: “The job was done! We had played the last five holes in six-under par as a team, to win by a single shot. It was a fantastic fightback by Team England and we were champions. “Although we were six behind Canada after 13 holes all the team were playing well.  I just told each player to try and beat the Canadian in their group by two shots in the last five holes and they responded accordingly!” Covey also praised the boys from Team Canada for being great opponents. “Canada pushed us all the way, but thankfully we just came out on top,” he said. England played the last round in a team score of one-under and finished the 54-hole event on four-over par, one shot ahead of Canada. In addition Bolton was third individually on two-over, two behind the leaders, scoring 73 69 76. Tied fifth were Daniels 74 77 69 and Tannum Donaldson 74 72 74; while Cope was eighth 75 75 72. The championship is the only multi-team international junior golf championship conducted in Canada. The event was developed to provide elite junior golfers around the world the opportunity to compete in an international ranked event while experiencing Canadian culture in one of Canada’s finest regions. The event also promotes the building of international relations between juniors and golfing federations.  Caption: (from left) Jack Cope, Kristian Tannum Donaldson, Alan Covey (team manager), Jake Bolton, Danny Daniels. (Image courtesy Canadian Junior Golf Association). 18 Sep 2016 England’s dramatic charge wins Canadian Challenge last_img read more

Flenory still ‘gold standard’ for WPIAL basketball

first_imgWhile Flenory rose to stardom with his accomplishments on the hardwood, he never forgot where he came from.“I began playing basketball in 3rd grade and this is one of the highlights of my life,” said Flenory. “In 1968 Valley had a great team and won the section championship and that’s when I knew that basketball was going to be my game.”“He played basketball every day. He would play in the rain and in the snow,” said Tallulah Flenory, B. B.’s mother. “I had to buy a new stove to keep his supper warm. B. B. was always a leader. When he was eight years old he started his own team. We bought all the shorts and shirts. I dyed the tops red and the bottoms blue.” GOLD STANDARD—A smiling B.B. Flenory shows off his 2010 WPIAL Hall of Fame award. PROUD FAMILY—B.B. Flenory, daughter Karma, mother Tally and father Charles celebrate the New Kensington great’s induction to the WPIAL Hall of Fame. Baron “B.B.” Flenory remains a legendary figure in high school basketball, in college basketball and to those in western Pennsylvania. Flenory was among 14 people inducted June 25 into the WPIAL Hall of Fame at the Embassy Suites in Coraopolis. Flenory scored 1,800 points at Valley High School in New Kensington and was a Parade All-American as a senior, an accomplishment earned by only 12 other WPIAL or City League basketball players. He was Pennsylvania’s high school Player of the Year in 1976 and remains among the top 15 scorers in Duquesne University history. Among other distinctions in his career, Flenory holds the single-game scoring record at his high school and college. In his senior year at Valley, Flenory poured in 52 points in a game at Norwin. While at Duquesne, he tallied 48 in the West Virginia Classic Dec. 30, 1978. What was his most memorable game?“In junior high school I scored 81 points in one game,” said Flenory. “I went something like 31 of 36 from the floor.”What was his most memorable game in high school?“I’d have to say Sam Clancy and Fifth Avenue. That was the game that I went down to one knee, dribbling the ball,” said Flenory. “We were winning by 11 at the time and Warnie Macklin stole the ball. That was a great game. I think someone collapsed in the stands, too, and died from a heart attack.”What would B.B. say to his critics who would say that he shot the ball too much?”“I would say to them that I am the only player in Duquesne history to lead the team in scoring and in assists,” said Flenory. “I shot 56 percent from the field which is a high percentage for a guard.”After B.B. scored 25 and won MVP honors for Pennsylvania in the famous Dapper Dan Roundball game in 1976, it was time to head off to college at Duquesne where he was the centerpiece of the West Virginia and Duquesne rivalry.Flenory was nearly killed after taking an elbow to the head from West Virginia’s Bob Huggins in a 1976 game in Morgantown. Two years later, Flenory was involved in a brawl against the Mountaineers at the Civic Arena, then refused to play at West Virginia after seeing a picture of himself hung in effigy in the West Virginia student newspaper. The West Virginia students threw pacifiers and baby rattles and referred to him as BaBy Flenory.“I receive a concussion my freshman year when Bob Huggins hit me in the head and I received another concussion against Duke,” said Flenory. “At the Civic Arena in 1978 West Virginia put a box and one on me. And every time I went to the hoop I was getting elbowed in the head and I had enough and the brawl was on.”Flenory already holds spots in Duquesne’s and Pennsylvania’s Hall of Fame.As floor leader, Flenory injected intensity into his teammates. There’s no “I” in team, but there’s an “I” in win and winning is what B.B. was all about. Concussions may have ended his basketball career but his legend will live forever.Other players joining Flenory in the Hall’s fourth class were Woodland Hills’ Steve Breaston (2002); Ambridge’s Dick DeVenzio (1967, posthumously); Southmoreland’s Chris Dugan (1967); North Allegheny’s Ty Moore (1990); Canon-McMillian’s Manny Pihakis (1952); Mt. Lebanon’s Gretchen Rush-Magers (1982); and Mc­Keesport’s Brandon Short (1995).Former Washington athlete Jimmy Montecalvo, who died of cancer in 2008, was honored with the WPIAL courage award.Also inducted were Paul Hindes (Girl’s volleyball, basketball and softball) from Baldwin; Harriett Morrison (Girls volleyball) from Farrell; and Art Walker Sr. (football) from Mt. Lebanon and Shady Side Academy; Tarentum’s Tom Stabile (official); Bill Christy (official); Michael Manzo (contributor); the 1959 Braddock football team and the 1986 Gateway football team, who finished 13-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country in USA Today and considered by many the greatest team in WPIAL history.last_img read more