The Pasadena Playhouse Selected for Wallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative

first_imgGiving Back The Pasadena Playhouse Selected for Wallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative $460,000 Awarded to The Playhouse for Preliminary Audience Research Plus First Cycle of Work toDevelop Asian American and Pacific Islander Audiences in the Southern California Region From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 11:04 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News The Pasadena Playhouse has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability effort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. The Playhouse will receive $460,000 for the first cycle of work plus additional support from the Wallace Foundation for preliminary audience research. As part of the Wallace initiative, The Pasadena Playhouse seeks to develop stronger ties to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders of the Southern California region through the production of main stage performances that resonate with these communities, and through the cultivation of meaningful relationships within each community.“I am tremendously thrilled and honored to receive this generous grant from The Wallace Foundation for many personal and professional reasons. Expanding the scope of the programming, reaching new audiences and building stronger relationships with our community have all been at the center of our mission for many years,” said Sheldon Epps, artistic director of The Pasadena Playhouse. “This grant recognizes and celebrates our success and leadership in that vitally important endeavor. It will enable us to further extend this initiative to the API community in our immediate area and throughout Southern California, allowing this community to also think of The Pasadena Playhouse as their theatrical home.”The Pasadena Playhouse was one of 26 arts organizations from around the country that were selected to be a part of the Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative and noted by the foundation for their artistic excellence. Each organization will design and implement programs to attract new audiences while retaining current ones, measuring whether and how this contributes to their overall financial sustainability. In addition to theater, the organizations represent a spectrum of artistic disciplines, from dance and opera companies to orchestras, and multidisciplinary arts institutions. The selected partners will receive financial and technical support from the foundation to develop, implement, analyze, and learn from their audience-building work. The evidence gathered from our work will be documented and analyzed by a Wallace-commissioned independent team of researchers, providing valuable insights, ideas, and information for the entire field.“The arts are essential on both a personal level, providing us with experiences that open us to new perspectives, and on a community level, helping us to find common ground,” said Will Miller, president of The Wallace Foundation. “However, attracting and engaging new audiences is challenging for arts organizations because, even as the number of arts groups has grown, national rates of participation in the arts have declined, arts education has waned, and competition for ways to spend leisure time has increased. We are confident that the 26 organizations selected from a pool of more than 300 identified by leaders in the arts nationwide will provide new insights that will benefit the field at large, helping to bring the arts to a broader and more diverse group of people.”The Pasadena Playhouse will receive grant support from Wallace to fund at least two “continuous learning cycles” of work. Over the course of four years, The Pasadena Playhouse will receive funds to conduct initial audience research into their target audiences, develop and implement a new audience-building program (first cycle), conduct additional audience research, study the results and then use the findings to adapt and implement a second cycle of programs. This grant covers preliminary audience research plus the first cycle of work. Next phases of work will be funded through subsequent grants.“The Wallace Foundation is addressing the vitally important issue of audience building in a way that will help us learn from the knowledge that is gained. Our member theaters, as well as other performing arts organizations, are seeking reliable, evidence-based information on effective practices that can be adapted to the strengths of their organizations and needs of their own communities. The entire sector will benefit from this initiative,” said Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theatre Communications Group.About The Pasadena PlayhouseFounded in 1917, The Pasadena Playhouse is one of the first two original regional theatres in the nation. Its School of Theatrical Arts laid the footprints for later MFA programs, and in 1937 it was designated the State Theatre of California. The Playhouse is committed to engaging traditional and non-traditional theatergoers, empowering young people through student performances and arts education programs, and cultivating a diverse array of talented artists through new play development and main stage productions.About The Wallace FoundationBased in New York City, The Wallace Foundation is an independent national philanthropy dedicated to fostering improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone. It seeks to catalyze broad impact by supporting the development, testing, and sharing of new solutions and effective practices. At, the Foundation maintains an online library about what it has learned, including knowledge from its current efforts aimed at: strengthening education leadership to improve student achievement, helping selected cities make good afterschool programs available to more children, expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens, providing high-quality summer learning programs to disadvantaged children and enriching and expanding the school day in ways that benefit students, and helping arts organizations build their audiences. HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! 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Stranded boat skipper backs calls for Malin Coastguard retention

first_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Stranded boat skipper backs calls for Malin Coastguard retention By News Highland – July 12, 2012 NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest WhatsApp The skipper of a boat whch got into difficulty a mile off Arranmore Island yesterday has said that it is vital that Malin Head Coastguard station remains open.The crew onboard the ‘Flying Heart’ diving vessel got into difficulty yesterday morning  – they recieved assistance from the Arranmore Lifeboat within 30 minutes and were then taken to safety.Brendan Homan, who is the skipper of the Flying Heart, said this underlines the need to retain Malin Head coastguard station as is:[podcast][/podcast] Facebookcenter_img Previous articleCouncil agrees to fund Letterkenny road improvementsNext articleAlgae Bloom causing financial hardship for Donegal farmers News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+last_img read more

Ban still in place as norovirus remains a serious problem at LGH

first_img Google+ The visiting ban remains in place at Letterkenny General Hospital, with more wards now affected by the winter vomiting bug.Hospital management are repeating their waring that visiting is restricted to parents and fathers in the maternity ward only. In cases where someone is very ill, arrangements can be made with the ward manager in advance.Dr Anne Flood is Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the hospital……..[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Ban still in place as norovirus remains a serious problem at LGH WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDerry PSNI issue bogus callers warningNext articleGovernment to introduce legislation to allow for abortion News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemecenter_img By News Highland – December 18, 2012 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+last_img read more

Sexual assault and harassment cases up significantly at military service academies despite prevention efforts, Pentagon survey finds

first_imgicholakov/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Pentagon officials are concerned that despite significant prevention efforts, a new, anonymous survey indicates a nearly 50 percent spike in the prevalence of unwanted sexual contact at the three military service academies last year, while the number of incidents that were reported directly to authorities remained relatively unchanged.Conducted every two years, the Pentagon’s anonymous survey of the 12,000 cadets and midshipmen at the three academies found 747 reports of unwanted sexual contact during the last academic year, a 47 percent increase over the 507 reported in 2015-16 school year. The Pentagon survey defines unwanted sexual contact as ranging from unwanted touching to rape.During the 2017-2018 academic year the academies received a total of 117 unrestricted and restricted reports of sexual assault involving cadets and midshipmen at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, compared with 112 last year.Military victims of sexual assault are allowed to file their reports openly in what are known as unrestricted reports, that can lead to prosecution, or confidentially through restricted reports where the victim receives medical care but does not trigger an investigation“Unfortunately the findings show that the rates of sexual misconduct at the academies has increased again,” said Dr. Elizabeth Van Winkle, executive director of the Defense Department’s Office of Force Resiliency. “We find these reports to be frustrating, disheartening and unacceptable.”“We do not believe the trends in this year’s report reflect the time, energy, and commitment dedicated to eliminating sexual misconduct from the service academies,” she said.She said that, instead, the trends appear to be a reflection of the pervasiveness of this conduct and the difficulty in sustaining a culture change over time.The number of reports of sexual assault to authorities increased at two of the service academies, and decreased at the third.Fifty-six reports of sexual assault were made last year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, compared with 50 the previous year, showing an increase to 56, up from 50 the year before. Thirty-two reports of sexual assault were made at the U.S. Naval Academy, compared with 29 the previous year.The U.S. Air Force Academy reported a decrease — 29 reports of sexual assault in 2018, down from 33 the previous year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LOOKING SPIFFY (All Saints Catholic Academy)

first_img× LOOKING SPIFFY — Tuesday of Spirit Week at All Saints Catholic Academy was Tiara or Top Hat Day. Pictured with Diane Creswick, Mary Cole and Sr. Rita are some members of the safety patrol.last_img

Evolution of Converged Infrastructure Solutions

first_imgBack in March in our Simplicity.Next launch, we shared VCE’s vision of the Converged Infrastructure market, and the expectation that you would see VCE deliver new platforms and solutions in rapid intervals as the market continues to evolve.In the two short months since then, we are seeing an even further acceleration of business to cloud speed. Rather than being an exception to the rule, operating at cloud speed is now the “new normal.” As fast as business is changing, IT leaders are challenged to respond even faster.Not surprisingly in this environment, IT organizations simply cannot afford to delve down into the build-out and operation of their data center infrastructure at the individual component levels of compute, network and storage.For enterprises and service providers, the operational complexity of their applications and services has increased exponentially in the cloud and big data era. We are seeing platform 3 (web-scale applications) being introduced alongside today’s mission critical applications. VCE’s vision of expansion with a full portfolio of converged infrastructure system choices, and vertically with greater factory integration of M&O technology and applications, is intended to bring simplicity and agility to our customers.To be clear, for the vast majority of enterprise and service provider customers, they are best served by VCE’s Vblock Systems and VxBlock Systems. However, these same customers are grappling with the introduction of platform 3 applications in their data center, and the urgency they are facing in addressing this need is growing.Today, VCE expands its portfolio with the introduction of VxRack Systems, the industry’s first hyper-converged Rackscale Systems, that come with the same unrivaled VCE experience that our customers have come to expect from us.The VxRack Systems address our customers’ need to meet the realities of their new normal with a hyper-converged offering that is optimized for massive web-scale applications, and can grow from dozens of servers and scale to many thousands of servers.Just as we’ve always provided our customers with rock-solid, classic converged infrastructure solutions, we now give them the additional capability to deploy Blocks alongside our new VxRack hyper-converged platform through the Vscale architecture and VCE’s Vision software for even greater flexibility and a unified data center approach.With the addition of the VxRack Systems hyper-converged offering, VCE and EMC extend convergence to cover all three categories – Blocks, Racks and Appliances – to make up the most comprehensive Converged Solutions portfolio in the industry and to accelerate and simplify the journey to the cloud.Exciting times!Ninalast_img read more

Transformation Tours: Volume I, Cisco Live 2017

first_imgA critical time at the show for me, was sitting down with Jon Siegal (VP, Converged Platforms and Solutions Division, Dell EMC) on Facebook LIVE after he addressed the industry at our Partner Innovation Showcase.I learned a lot from Jon in this interview – but at a high level, I’ll walk away from Cisco Live 2017 knowing this about our position in the marketplace:I: Our Partnership with Cisco Remains Strong Think about this: Over a decade ago, (former) EMC, CEO Joe Tucci and (former) Cisco, CEO, John Chambers sat down in a room. They discussed collaboration, and working together to redefine the data-center. Flash-forward to present day, and the Dell EMC and Cisco relationship is still incredibly strong with thousands of customers worldwide.As we look at the current state of our partnership, we’re still working together to simplify IT for our customers, and giving them more time to innovate. If you attended this show, or followed us on social media – we made it abundantly clear that we are not here as just Dell EMC, we are here with Cisco.II: Our Portfolio Is Positioned To WinAs I patrolled the Dell EMC booth, it was apparent that most of our conversations centered on VxBlock. The common theme amongst customers, and partners always came back to simplicity. Customers want everything to be simple – and in this current age of IT Transformation, simplicity is 100% essential when delivering converged infrastructure solutions. Not only is VxBlock popular and complex – but it thrives on delivering simplicity.Another key takeaway for me: Vscale is a big deal, end of story! Turnkey experience resonates best with our customers. Life-cycle is also equally important, and thanks to Vscale we’re extending the turnkey experience across multiple data centers. We believe this is the future of the data center. I enjoyed Jon Siegal’s (see above) analogy of the “self-driving car” to demonstrate transformation. In my opinion, this is one of the best (and coolest) ways to depict industry transformation. Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to my first ever (yes you read correctly), published testimonial from the road after 25+ tradeshows around the world. After spending the last 5 days in Las Vegas at Cisco Live US 2017 (my 4th consecutive year attending), I need to document all the conversations, and takeaways I learned about from our customers and partners.To say the least, Cisco Live 2017 was massive. Over 27,000 (official count) technologists, start-ups, big brands and innovators all gathered together in Las Vegas for a week full of breakout sessions, keynotes, and expo hall adventures. Engulfed in the center of this tradeshow was Dell EMC. Like most enterprise technology events, business transformation remained a trending topic amongst attendees (and not just on social media). If I have learned anything over the course of the Dell Technologies transformation, it is that we have a portfolio setup to win for our customers – and we have the market share to prove it.last_img read more

Riding Rugged On The High Seas: A 40,000 Nautical Mile Test

first_imgThe Clipper Race: BackgroundIn 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston was the first person to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly. He was also the second winner of the Jules Verne Trophy, awarded for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht.In 1995, Sir Knox-Johnston conceived of the Clipper Race – a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on ocean racing yachts, now on their third iteration and are 70 feet long. Divided into eight legs and 13 individual races, 712 crew participate full circumnavigation or one or more individual legs. The race starts on August 20th, 2017 in Liverpool, UK. Forty-thousand nautical miles and almost 12 months later, sailors will have visited ports in Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, China, United States of America, Panama, and Northern Ireland.A Diverse Crew With One Goal: WinEach of the 12 racing yachts are identical, and a fully qualified skipper is onboard to guide the crew. Oh, did I mention that around 40 percent the crew are novices who have never sailed before? That’s part of what makes The Clipper Race such a unique and amazing experience; people from around the world come together to train, compete, and win. They come from all walks of life; CEO’s, vicars, housewives, students, and even taxi drivers are given no quarter by the sea. The key to success is working together and focusing on winning. It is a visceral expression of our mantra to “Go Big, Win Big.”Dell Latitude Rugged Enters The RaceWhen Clipper Ventures came to us with a need for hardened computing products to help keep their captains and crews on the right path and stay connected to the world, we knew we had the right fit: Dell Latitude Rugged. Each of the boats are outfitted with a Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme – an incredibly durable and reliable 14-inch laptop that is up to the most extreme conditions that each boat will encounter during the race. From cold temperatures to oppressive heat, corrosive salt water and brutal beatings by waves, The Clipper Race is as much of a test for Dell Latitude Rugged as it is for the intrepid sailors on the boats.“The race and its crew will traverse some of the most inhospitable corners of the globe, and having the very best rugged performance technology on board each yacht will support the teams’ efforts to perform at their very best, whilst showcasing the Rugged capabilities in such extreme environments.” – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, FounderFor nearly a year, these laptops will be an integral part of the technology ecosystem on these yachts, and we’ll be cheering them on, with regular updates, blog posts, pictures, and videos from the crews onboard. Stay tuned, because it’s going to be a wild ride! In the meantime, want to see what makes Dell Latitude Rugged tougher? Check out this tour of the Rugged Labs based in Round Rock, Texas., I’m very excited about this. I used to race catamarans in my teenage years, and was sailing solo at age 9. I have a great fondness for the sea and for sailing; it’s amazing to get to be involved with such a unique event, even if I’m just observing from the sidelines.Yours truly on a Super Sunfish, circa 1990.last_img read more

John Kelly becomes the 15th finisher of the feared Barkley Marathons

first_imgJohn Kelly, a native of Eastern Tennessee and current resident of Washington D.C., became the 15th finisher of the famed Barkley Marathons in Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee. Considered to be one of the world’s hardest ultramarathons, the Barkley Marathon has seen less than one percent of the more than 1,000 who have dared to attempt this grueling 100-mile race which features 54,000 feet of accumulated elevation gain. Only forty runners are allowed in the race, and they are informed of their entry with a condolence card.The course is made up of five designated 20-mile loops. In order to move to the next loop, the runner must use a map given to racers the prior day to locate books hidden within the forested course, then tear out the page associated with their bib number to show to the founder of the race, Gary Cantrell (known as Lazarus Lake). To make things even harder, there is a cutoff time of 60 hours to complete the 100-mile race and a 12 hour cut off for each of the five 20 mile loops. Kelly, the winner and only finisher of the 2017 Barkley, finished teary eyed, legs covered in cuts from the bramble, and sporting a garbage bag he had found on the trail for warmth in the time of 59 hours 30 minutes. Close behind was Gary Robbins, who missed the cutoff by a mere 6 seconds. However, Robbins ran his last loop in the opposite direction that he was supposed to, so if he were to have broken that 60-hour mark, he would have been disqualified anyway. last_img read more

Board finalizes 2005-06 budget

first_img Board finalizes 2005-06 budget July 1, 2005 Regular News With one final minor change, The Florida Bar’s 2005-06 budget has been finished.Incoming Budget Committee Chair Mayanne Downs told the Board of Governors last month the only change to the budget was an $8,620 amendment to restore the judges’ section to the Bar Journal directory issue. The board approved that alteration.The complete budget was advertised in the April 30 Bar News, Downs noted, following the board’s approval at its April meeting.“We received no objection from any member of The Florida Bar or anyone else, so it has been filed with the Florida Supreme Court for its approval,” she reported to the board.The new budget, which begins July 1, projects an income of almost $32 million for the Bar and a budget surplus for the year of almost $500,000.The budget does not increase annual members’ fees, which remain at $265 for active members and $175 for inactive members.center_img Board finalizes 2005-06 budgetlast_img read more