Renaissance Guild – Iain Abrach http://iainabrach.org/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://iainabrach.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Renaissance Guild – Iain Abrach http://iainabrach.org/ 32 32 David R. Fuller, 95, eminent musicologist who brought the famous Fisk Organ to UB | Featured Obituaries https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/29/david-r-fuller-95-eminent-musicologist-who-brought-the-famous-fisk-organ-to-ub-featured-obituaries/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:15:00 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/29/david-r-fuller-95-eminent-musicologist-who-brought-the-famous-fisk-organ-to-ub-featured-obituaries/ FULL, David May 1, 1927 – June 19, 2022 When the University at Buffalo held a concert in 1997 to honor eminent musicologist David Fuller after his retirement from the faculty, the centerpiece was Slee Concert Hall’s famed Fisk Opus 95 organ. Although Mr. Fuller did not play the renowned instrument that afternoon, he was […]]]>





FULL, David


May 1, 1927 – June 19, 2022

When the University at Buffalo held a concert in 1997 to honor eminent musicologist David Fuller after his retirement from the faculty, the centerpiece was Slee Concert Hall’s famed Fisk Opus 95 organ.

Although Mr. Fuller did not play the renowned instrument that afternoon, he was master of its highest rank of pipes at its deepest bass note. Knowing the influential organ builder Charles B. Fisk from his early days as a teacher, he spent more than 20 years collaborating on its design and oversaw its installation in 1989-90.

His innovations served as the model for every concert hall organ that Fisk subsequently built. Buffalo News critic Lynna Sedlak took the measure of Fisk and Mr. Fuller in concert in 1992:

“He is capable of the purity of baroque sonorities in the French and German styles. It can respond to the expressive impulses of the Romantic style. It can combine the two in the wide range of demands of contemporary music. Its tracker action clarifies the most demanding rhythms and phrases.

“David Fuller, curator of the Fisk organ, presented a program demonstrating all the virtues of the organ. His performance was just as sensitive and responsive as the instrument.

Mr. Fuller, professor emeritus of music, organist and director of UB’s organ performance program, died June 19. He was 95 years old.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, the youngest of four children, David Randall Fuller was the scion of two 17th century colonial families. His father, whose ancestors came to Newton in 1636, was vice president of Bakelite Corp., which produced the first plastic made from synthetic materials.

He began piano lessons at age 8, studied organ, and at age 15 served as substitute organist at one of Newton’s main churches. He entered Harvard University to study music history in 1944 and enlisted in the Navy at the end of World War II. Educated at a radar school in California, he was fired after serving a short time at a research lab in Alexandria, Virginia.

He returned to Harvard, completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees, studied composition with Walter Piston and Paul Hindemith, and took private lessons with leading concert organist E. Power Biggs.

He taught music history and was organist at Robert College, an American school in Istanbul, Turkey, from 1950 to 1953, taught for a year at Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, Mass., and was a professor music assistant and organist from 1954 to 1957 at Dartmouth College, where he began his long friendship with Fisk.

Back at Harvard, he joined a group of musicians and scholars who pioneered the modern study of Renaissance and Baroque music and brought it out of obscurity. He created and hosted a television lecture and recital series, “The Harpsichord”, for WGBH in Boston, Mass., in 1958.

While completing his doctorate in music at Harvard, he spent a year in France on a scholarship and studied with legendary organist André Marchal. His doctoral dissertation, which cataloged seventeenth-century French harpsichord music, was later expanded to include eighteenth-century entries. Simply titled “Musique française pour clavecin”, it became a standard reference work and is still in print.

Professor Fuller came to UB in 1963 as a musicologist, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Baroque music. Several of his students have become eminent specialists in music.

He served as executive director of the music department for two years and served two two-year terms as the department’s director of graduate studies. He was honored as Teacher of the Year by the UB Student Union.

“In teaching you had to be completely versed in music theory and the historical context of music,” noted her husband and partner of 40 years, Alan P. Gerstman. “And then in the performance, you play in this universe of rules of the time, but you have to have freedom in the performance.”

In 1996, he inaugurated Eastman Organists’ Day at UB, an annual concert featuring outstanding students from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester playing the Fisk organ. He became professor emeritus in 1998, but continued to teach and mentor graduate students.

Beginning in the 1950s, Mr. Fuller performed around the world. He regularly gives harpsichord recitals, introduces the repertoire to Buffalo audiences, and collaborates with the avant-garde Creative Associates in several programs. Among his performances was ‘HPSCHD’, a composition for harpsichord and computer sounds by John Cage and UB’s Lejaren Hiller.

He and William Christie, a renowned Buffalonian-born baroque music conductor whom he had tutored at Harvard in the 1960s, recorded the previously neglected harpsichord music of 18th-century French composer Armand-Louis Couperin and gave several concerts in Paris on historical instruments.

He made three albums for Seattle-based Loft Records, which wanted to release performances on the Fisk Organ. They included the very first recording of Sonata No. 8 by Hans Fährmann, a German composer of majestic symphonies for organ whose printed music was destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II.

Previewing a performance of Mr. Fuller’s sonata in 2000, press critic Herman Trotter noted that Fährmann is “so obscure that he sees no mention of it in Grove’s or Baker’s publications. general authoritative musical reference. Nonetheless, Fuller says he has been dubbed “the Richard Strauss of the organ” and claims this performance will be the first in the United States and most likely the first performance in the last 75 years.

“He loved 19th-century organ music,” Gerstman said, “especially the monumental pieces by Reger and Widor, and transcriptions of works by Wagner. In his later years, he played Bach’s six trio sonatas, in daily rotation, from memory as an exercise in memory retention.

He published over 100 articles, essays and reviews, mostly on 17th and 18th century French music, and was noted for his depth of scholarship and witty style of writing.

One of his scholarly projects began when he found an 18th-century mechanical barrel organ in England that played a composition by Handel in the style of the day. He then painstakingly transcribed each note so that the performance could be studied and reproduced.

He was a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the Pierce-Arrow Society.

A classic car enthusiast, his first vehicle as a student was a Pierce-Arrow, followed by a pair of Duesenbergs. His prize was a beige 12-cylinder 1936 Pierce-Arrow convertible convertible with red fenders, which he drove for many years for his daily errands. Also a curator, he spent years restoring his Victorian home in the village of Elmwood, which had been built and owned by Buffalo architect Henry Harrison Little.

Survivors include two nieces, great-nieces and a great-nephew.

A funeral service was held June 25 at Forest Lawn. A memorial concert at Slee Hall will be held.

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From Keaton to K-dramas – North Texas Daily https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/25/from-keaton-to-k-dramas-north-texas-daily/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:00:48 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/25/from-keaton-to-k-dramas-north-texas-daily/ Movie and TV fanatics have to wait until fall for another awards season to ramp up. However, there’s a little summer buzz to tide them over — Emmy nominations. The official list of nominees will be announced on July 12. In the meantime, all that remains is to speculate. Here are some likely contenders for […]]]>

Movie and TV fanatics have to wait until fall for another awards season to ramp up. However, there’s a little summer buzz to tide them over — Emmy nominations.

The official list of nominees will be announced on July 12. In the meantime, all that remains is to speculate. Here are some likely contenders for the evening’s top categories.

Comedy series

Since its premiere in 2018, HBO’s “Barry” has racked up nearly 30 Emmy nominations. Bill Hader also won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2018 and 2019. His recent season finale reached over 2.7 million viewers, demonstrating the show’s critical and commercial success. The growing popularity and acclaim of black comedy is sure to be recognized by the Television Academy.

“Abbott Elementary” has also garnered a huge following, averaging 8 million viewers throughout its first season. If it lands a nomination for Best Comedy Series, it will be the first broadcast sitcom to do so in its first season since 2010. With a cast of quirky characters and a fun plot, “Abbott Elementary” has a heart at its heart. . . All in all, these strong characteristics are likely to work in favor of the ABC freshman.

Another streaming series, “Only Murders in the Building,” has been widely speculated to be a favorite this season. Longtime pals Steve Martin and Martin Short star alongside new friend Selena Gomez, providing some adorable cast dynamics. Additionally, the Hulu show will debut at the right time in Season 2 on June 28. Based on that, the cop and cop comedy should be a hit at the Emmys.

drama series

With nearly 10 previous Emmy wins, “Succession” is already a TV Academy favorite. HBO’s hit was recently renewed for a fourth season following its epic Season 3 conclusion. The show continues to captivate loyal viewers with its high-stakes plot. If nothing else, strong performances from Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook are sure to seal the nomination deal.

Last fall’s overnight sensation “Squid Game” drew praise from wide audiences and critics alike. Although the show’s hype has died down more recently, it could still make its mark. If nominated, the series would be in the running to become the first non-English drama to win an Emmy. Only time will tell if the Korean drama will continue to change TV history.

“Severance,” a new workplace thriller from Apple TV, has been claimed by fans as the best series of the decade. The dystopian drama follows Adam Scott’s Mark as he and his colleagues uncover the truth behind their business. After widespread popularity and acclaimed word-of-mouth, it was recently renewed for a second season. Based on its faithful direction and the masterful direction of Ben Stiller, “Severance” is another likely contender for the season.

Lead Actor in a Limited Series

Starring in Hulu’s “Dopesick,” Michael Keaton is the front-runner for this nomination. If chosen, it would be Keaton’s first Emmy nomination since 2004. His moving performance as a doctor in the midst of an opioid epidemic moved many viewers of the show. It’s safe to assume that Keaton may have done the same with members of the Academy.

In the wake of Andrew Garfield’s revival last year, the Brit finds himself in a favorable position. His “Under the Banner of Heaven” series, which ended on June 2, received rave reviews. Garfield’s performance captures a Mormon detective questioning his faith in the aftermath of gruesome small-town murders. Although there has been controversy for its depiction of faith, many still feel it is worth seeking out this season.

The Venice Film Festival has created a first buzz around the role of Oscar Isaac in “Scenes From a Marriage”. This painted him as a likely contender, though others are still speculating if the show is merely Emmy bait. While they may not seem as supportive as his peers, Isaac’s dramatic scenes with co-star Jessica Chastain give him a fighting chance. Reflecting on the actor’s recent roles in ‘Dune’ and ‘Moon Knight’, Isaac still holds promise.

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Following the “Squid Game” hype, series star HoYeon Jung received recognition for his performance. She received a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2021 for her role as Kang Sae-byeok. After the show gained widespread fame, Jung quickly rose to fame for her skillful portrayal of the introverted pickpocket. As the industry continues to take notice, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Jung on this year’s list.

As seen on Twitter earlier this year, Sydney Sweeney was one of HBO’s best scene stealers. From crying fits to screaming matches, audiences took notice of Sweeney’s talent as Cassie in “Euphoria.” Two of his castmates have already received nominations for their roles in “Euphoria.” It’s time for Sweeney to join them this awards season.

Although a less likely contestant, Sadie Sink shows great promise in Season 4 of “Stranger Things.” Max really came through the worst in the 80s-inspired hit’s final season. The range of emotions Sink created showed how much she’s truly grown in her craft. Seeing her do the final academy edit would surely be a treat for die-hard Hawkins fans.

Featured artwork by Jazmine Garcia

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TRX Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX) stock price rises above the 50-day moving average of $0.00 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/23/trx-gold-nyseamericantrx-stock-price-rises-above-the-50-day-moving-average-of-0-00/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 06:50:27 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/23/trx-gold-nyseamericantrx-stock-price-rises-above-the-50-day-moving-average-of-0-00/ Shares of TRX Gold Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX – Get Rating) (NYSEMKT:TRX) rose above its fifty-day moving average during Wednesday’s trading. The stock has a fifty-day moving average of $0.00 and is trading down to $0.40. TRX Gold shares last traded at $0.40, with volume of 440,375 shares changing hands. Separately, HC Wainwright began covering TRX Gold […]]]>

Shares of TRX Gold Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX – Get Rating) (NYSEMKT:TRX) rose above its fifty-day moving average during Wednesday’s trading. The stock has a fifty-day moving average of $0.00 and is trading down to $0.40. TRX Gold shares last traded at $0.40, with volume of 440,375 shares changing hands.

Separately, HC Wainwright began covering TRX Gold stocks in a research report on Tuesday, May 24. They set a “buy” rating and a price target of $0.70 on the stock.

The stock has a market capitalization of $109.74 million, a P/E ratio of -20.00 and a beta of 0.83.

TRX Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX – Get Rating) (NYSEMKT:TRX) last released its results on Thursday, April 14. The basic materials company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, meeting analyst consensus estimates of ($0.01). The company had revenue of $3.33 million for the quarter. As a group, equity analysts expect TRX Gold Co. to post EPS of -0.03 for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have been buying and selling stocks recently. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in TRX Gold during the first quarter at a value of $45,000. Guild Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in TRX Gold by 14.3% in Q4. Guild Investment Management Inc. now owns 400,000 shares of the basic materials company valued at $158,000 after acquiring an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in TRX Gold by 325.1% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 611,000 shares of the basic materials company valued at $189,000 after purchasing an additional 467,274 shares last quarter. 0.97% of the shares are currently held by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About TRX Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX)

TRX Gold Corporation engages in the acquisition, financing, exploration and development of interests in mineral properties in the United Republic of Tanzania. The company mainly explores gold deposits. It holds interests in the Buckreef gold project located in north-central Tanzania. The company was previously known as Tanzanian Gold Corporation and changed its name to TRX Gold Corporation in May 2022.

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St. Pete’s History Museum to Host ‘Pride Perspective’ Panel Next Week | Events and Movies | Tampa https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/20/st-petes-history-museum-to-host-pride-perspective-panel-next-week-events-and-movies-tampa/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:47:06 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/20/st-petes-history-museum-to-host-pride-perspective-panel-next-week-events-and-movies-tampa/ Click to enlarge Photo via cityofstpete/Flickr Pride month is nearly over, and the St. Petersburg History Museum is ready to offer some perspective. The Museum’s Pride Perspective: Past and Future will take place on Tuesday, June 28 and will be hosted by Jim Nixon, St. Pete’s LGBTQ+ Liaison. The event will feature four panelists: Brian […]]]>
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Pride month is nearly over, and the St. Petersburg History Museum is ready to offer some perspective.

The Museum’s Pride Perspective: Past and Future will take place on Tuesday, June 28 and will be hosted by Jim Nixon, St. Pete’s LGBTQ+ Liaison.

The event will feature four panelists: Brian Longstreth, co-founder of St. Pete Pride; Rocky Butler, founder and president of the non-profit initiative 9 Colors; Dr. Karen L. Reese, chiropractic physician and former board member of the Tampa Bay Business Guild; and Rasheeda Johnson, trans services navigator at Metro Inclusive Health.

The program begins at 6:00 p.m. at the History Museum located on St. Pete’s Pier. Admission is a suggested $5 donation and a full service cash bar will be provided.

St. Pete held its first Pride event in 2003 and has since proclaimed June St. Petersburg Pride Month in the city. It has become one of the largest celebrations in the state, with events and programs held throughout the month. The History Museum seeks to celebrate the city’s deep-rooted history of pride with the sign.

The museum is also looking for physical objects, personal testimonies or interviews related to LGBTQ+ experiences to include in its archives and collections.

Those interested in the event can register and find out more at conta.cc/3mUNrXJ.

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Behind the push to organize production workers – The Hollywood Reporter https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/16/behind-the-push-to-organize-production-workers-the-hollywood-reporter/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 12:45:30 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/16/behind-the-push-to-organize-production-workers-the-hollywood-reporter/ In January, The Animation Guild announced a double breakthrough: By syndicating Harriet the spy studio Titmouse New York, local IATSE had not only initiated an expansion outside of Los Angeles County, it had also organized the production staff for the first time in recent history. Since then, TAG has unveiled new campaigns to organize production […]]]>

In January, The Animation Guild announced a double breakthrough: By syndicating Harriet the spy studio Titmouse New York, local IATSE had not only initiated an expansion outside of Los Angeles County, it had also organized the production staff for the first time in recent history. Since then, TAG has unveiled new campaigns to organize production workers at the rate of almost one a month — at trade shows rick and morty and solar oppositesat Titmouse LA and ShadowMachine studios and, on June 2, at The simpsons, family guy and American dad! (Before organizing the production staff, TAG represented a number of animation workers at these latter employers.)

This campaign – targeting production managers, production supervisors, production coordinators, production assistants and script assistants, among others, all of whom help move artwork and scenes and facilitate communications between departments – has so far paid off for the union. While attempts to extend TAG’s presence to The simpsons, family guy and American dad! appear to be heading for an election to the National Labor Relations Board, the guild says it has been successful in gaining voluntary recognition at rick and mortyTitmouse New York, Titmouse LA and ShadowMachine and won an NLRB election at solar opposites.

And, while union organizers won’t go into details about future campaigns, it looks like TAG’s interest in organizing production workers isn’t going to wane anytime soon. “The only way to make meaningful, lasting, and meaningful change in the animation industry is to be able to speak to the voice of everyone who works in animation,” says TAG Sales Representative Steve Kaplan.

The push is part of a strategy to increase the size and reach of the guild, which already represents animation artists, technicians, and writers, furthering its strength and influence within the industry. Under previous leadership, TAG represented some production workers, but that number has dropped, and when mapping their workplaces recently, members realized that “many of their colleagues weren’t covered. by any union, mostly production workers,” says TAG. organizer Ben Speight. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speight says, production workers were among the last to leave studios and were among the first to be brought back and could have “been used as a wedge to try to continue the production and undermine the position of artists at that time.

An entertainment industry executive labor lawyer who asked to remain anonymous said the timing of the launch of the union organizing campaign seemed “particularly interesting” to them. From November until recently, TAG was locked in protracted negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the representative of studios and streamers, for a new “umbrella agreement” (a tentative agreement was reached on 27 may). The AMPTP talks “seemed like the appropriate place to discuss industry-wide whether the classifications would be expanded to include these additional positions,” the lawyer said, suggesting the guild might have thought it didn’t. could not have succeeded at the bargaining table and therefore organized workers with individual employers. (TAG’s Kaplan replied, “There’s a strategy to organize, and we’ll file for recognition where and when we can.”)

From the perspective of the production workers who support TAG’s effort, however, it’s time they received similar benefits to their union animation colleagues. “We want to continue to work remotely, we want a retirement plan, we want to provide health care for our dependents and our partners,” says Margaret Glaser, assistant production manager on The simpsons. adds Laura Smalec, a family guy production coordinator of the animatic department, “We have a lot of people who are really well educated and who have tons of years of experience, and we don’t have those advantages yet – whereas almost everyone on our show in a. It is therefore more simply a question of creating equality within the series.

Tom Sito, former president of the Animation Guild and author of the 2006 book Drawing the line: the untold story of animation unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson, notes that the production staff of animation companies has increased over the past few decades. The animation renaissance of the 1990s led to an expansion of the infrastructure of animation companies, while studios that outsource certain work internationally or to outside companies, such as Illumination Entertainment, required more of workers to coordinate and monitor their work. “I think what’s been a little surprising in recent years is how much unanimity there is among production people that they want union representation,” Sito says. “Usually [in unionization efforts] there is a kind of more contentious opinion among individual workers about what would be in their interests.

Jason Jones, a American dad! animation and timed production supervisor, says union supporters want to make production work more “sustainable.”

He adds, “There was this old studio construct that lingered that animation production was entry-level work for other careers. You might be able to get away with selling that narrative to shows that lasted a season or two, but now we see that’s not the reality because shows like The simpsons, family guy onen/a American dad! have production workers with over a decade of employment. The reality is that animation production work is a career.

Looking ahead, Jones thinks the current effort to organize the 20th TV Animated Shows could inspire others: “Certainly nothing is more hyped than The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad!,” he says. “I think it’s a beacon for all animation production workers at all levels to unionize.”

The next challenge for TAG and production workers with accredited unions will be to increase the number of employers with organizing campaigns and bargaining contracts that address workers’ top concerns and priorities. Dates have not yet been set for the start of contract negotiations at employers with recently unionized production workers, according to TAG. And on whether the Guild has more campaigns for production workers that could go public this year, Kaplan says, “I wish I could tell you when and where, but it really depends on those units.”

A version of this story first appeared in the June 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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Frankfurt’s guest of honor Spanish program meets the press https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/14/frankfurts-guest-of-honor-spanish-program-meets-the-press/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:54:56 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/14/frankfurts-guest-of-honor-spanish-program-meets-the-press/ As many as 450 Spanish works could be published in translation by the October 19-23 session of this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse. During the press conference at the Goethe-Institut Madrid on the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Guest of Honor Spain programme, we find, from left to right, Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister for Culture and Sport; Juergen Boos, CEO […]]]>

As many as 450 Spanish works could be published in translation by the October 19-23 session of this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse.

During the press conference at the Goethe-Institut Madrid on the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Guest of Honor Spain programme, we find, from left to right, Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister for Culture and Sport; Juergen Boos, CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair; and Irene Vallejo, author of “Infinity in a Reed,” who will attend the Frankfurt Opening Ceremony on October 18. Image: SpainFrankfurt 2022

By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson

Boos: “Multilingual and vibrant literature”

NOTAhead of its turn this year at the Frankfurter Buchmesse (October 19-23), the upcoming Guest of Honor Spain program was presented at an introductory press conference in Madrid on Thursday June 9, led by Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister of Culture and Sports.

Held at the Goethe-Institut in Madrid, the event brought together Frankfurt President and CEO Juergen Boos; program curator Elvira Marco; and Daniel Fernández, president of the Federation of Gremios de Editores de España (the Federation of Publishers Guilds of Spain).

the General Director of the Spanish Program for the Promotion of Books and Reading, María Jose Gálvez; the president of Acción Cultural Española, José Andrés Torres Mora; and the Minister Counselor of the German Embassy in Spain, Christoph Wolfrum, were also present at the event.

The preparatory documents underline that this is a case in which a guest of honor in Frankfurt is a return: Spain occupied this post in 1991 in Buchmesse, and characterizes its concept 31 years later as a chance to perform at the world‘s largest book publishing fair. a ‘revitalization process’ both of the Spanish cultural scene and of what the organizers call ‘our commitment to innovation’. Spanish creativity, as the media say, “goes beyond territories, borders, continents, cultures, languages, age or gender”.

The main note from the Madrid press conference is that the Spanish program is expected to travel with nearly 200 participants from Spain, including writers, translators, illustrators, publishers, literary agents, booksellers and distributors. .

They will be led by the classic Irene Vallejo (Infinite in a reed, which has been translated into more than 30 languages) and novelist Antonio Muñoz Molina, 2013 winner of the Jerusalem Prize and the Prince of Asturias Prize. The two authors are scheduled to appear at the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 18.

At the end of the Frankfurt week, Manuel Rivas, the Galician writer, journalist and poet, will be on stage for the presentation of the “Guest Scroll” to Slovenia, guest of honor nation of the Buchmesse 2023.

Three-quarters of authors traveling to Frankfurt write in Spanish, the others working in one or more of the country’s other official languages: Catalan, Galician and Aranese.

Jürgen Boos

Welcoming the upcoming program and its side projects, Frankfurt’s Boos said: “I look forward to a guest of honor program that reflects the multilingual and vibrant literature and culture of today’s Spain. today and offers the public of the book fair a contemporary approach to “Overflowing creativity.”

“Visitors to the fair will be able to discover the diversity of the Spanish editorial landscape in October.

“In addition to large publishers, many small and medium-sized publishers, including many publishers of children’s books, will also present their programs in Frankfurt. Visitors will also discover the stands of the Comunidades Autonomas of Catalonia, Valencia, Euskadi, Galicia, Andalusia and Asturias.

The program, as we wrote earlier, should also have a strong diversity component. The organizers describe this as the focus on “bibliodiversity, linguistic diversity, gender equality, sector strength, innovation, digitization and sustainability”. This is emphasized in documents from the organizers which state that a key objective of the program is to reiterate “the State’s commitment to the strength of the Spanish language, the richness of multilingualism and the diversity of authors, genres and industry publishers. the cornerstones of the activities framed in the Frankfurt Route and our participation in the Fair 2022, as well as in the joint initiatives with the book sector and the Autonomous Communities.

The slogan of the project, Overflowing creativity, most commonly translated as “creativity overflow”, is also sometimes translated as “creativity overflow”, the implication being an abundance of creativity and an exuberance in the communication of it. And translation, rights trading and its potential for Spanish literature.

Workplace Translation Grants

The guest of honor project in Frankfurt started for Spain with its agreement with Buchmesse in 2019. At that time, the Ministry of Culture and Sports increased its budget for translation grants by nearly 45%.

In addition, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) has launched a specific program focused on five strategic markets defined in the sector: German, English, French, Italian and Dutch.

Between these moves in 2019 and the end of 2021, the two grants have contributed almost 2.5 million euros to promote the internationalization of Spanish literature in the five markets mentioned above.

The organizers report that during these three years, translations have totaled 300 titles and that in 2022, another 110 translations are expected to be published. Most of them are narrative works, but there are also works of poetry, literature for young readers, graphic novels and non-fiction.

Of these 110 new titles, 50% received some form of translation support.

Iceto: “To boost the internationalization of our authors”

In his comments at the Madrid event, Iceto from the Ministry of Culture highlighted the importance of Buchmesse, both in terms of the close cultural ties that exist between Spain and Germany and in terms of the exhibition of Spanish literature made possible by a guest of honor program. at the fair and the impulse that creates to generate a translation activity for the literature of a market.

As confirmed by Iceta, in 2019 it was expected that around 350 books by Spanish authors would be translated into German at the time of the fair, but this figure has now risen to more than 450 books translated – in total, 40% of ‘them being assisted if not fully enabled by aid in the form of grants.

“Being guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair,” Iceto told the Spanish press, “will allow Spain to boost the internationalization of our authors and the book industry.

“I am convinced that our presence in Frankfurt will be a milestone in the cultural renaissance that we will experience after two years of pandemic,” he said.

Elvira Marco

Marco, familiar now Publication prospects readers, has been responsible for presenting the Spanish literary and professional program since its inception, and on Thursday in Madrid told the press, “Now is the time to show the results of four years of work.

“We are presenting ourselves with the fulfilled objective of fostering the translation of our authors and the internationalization of the publishing sector, with more than 150 launches in Germany in 2022.”

Fernández, president of the Federation of Publishers Guilds, said that Spain’s guest of honor in Frankfurt “will allow us to showcase the strength of Spanish creation and publishing internationally. We are a country that stands out for its rich editorial production, both in Spanish and in the other languages ​​of the State, and the program reflects this.

He added that returning as guest of honor after 31 years allows Spain to show the changes in culture over three decades. The 1991 program “reflected the fact that our country had joined Europe”, he said, whereas today the emphasis can be placed more on “the great editorial potential confirmed” by the presence of Spain in world literature.

Perhaps the most enthusiastic speaker on Thursday was author Irene Vallejo, who eagerly announced her participation on social media.

“We have reason to hope,” she said. “We universally agree that reading is a healthy and recommendable activity.

“It opens the way for us to know each other and read each other without borders.”

And an event like Frankfurt, Vallejo said, is “an invitation to be more cosmopolitan.”

The speakers at the Frankfurter Buchmesse Madrid’s guest of honor press conference are, from left to right, Antonia Blau, director of the Goethe-Institut Madrid; Daniel Fernandez, President of the Federation of Gremios de Editores de España (the Federation of Publishers Guilds of Spain); Miquel Iceta, Spanish Minister of Culture and Sports; Juergen Boos, CEO of Frankfurter Buchmesse; author Irene Vallejo; and program curator Elvira Marco. Image: SpainFrankfurt 2022


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Porter Anderson is a non-resident member of Trends Research & Advisory, and was named International Business Journalist of the Year at the London Book Fair’s International Excellence Awards. He is the editor of Publishing Perspectives. He was previously associate editor of The FutureBook at The Bookseller in London. Anderson was a senior producer and anchor for CNN.com, CNN International and CNN USA for more than a decade. As an art critic (National Critics Institute), he has collaborated with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which is now owned and operated by Jane Friedman.

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Short-term stake in TRX Gold Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX) drops 72.1% https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/11/short-term-stake-in-trx-gold-co-nyseamericantrx-drops-72-1/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 15:21:20 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/11/short-term-stake-in-trx-gold-co-nyseamericantrx-drops-72-1/ TRX Gold Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX – Get Rating) (NYSEMKT:TRX) benefited from a sharp decline in short-term interest in May. As of May 31, there was short interest totaling 254,900 shares, down 72.1% from the May 15 total of 913,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,800,000 shares, the short interest rate is currently 0.1 […]]]>

TRX Gold Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX – Get Rating) (NYSEMKT:TRX) benefited from a sharp decline in short-term interest in May. As of May 31, there was short interest totaling 254,900 shares, down 72.1% from the May 15 total of 913,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,800,000 shares, the short interest rate is currently 0.1 day. Approximately 0.1% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Separately, HC Wainwright launched coverage on TRX Gold stocks in a research report on Tuesday, May 24. They set a “buy” rating and a price target of $0.70 for the company.

A number of institutional investors have recently shifted their holdings of TRX. Guild Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in TRX Gold by 14.3% in the fourth quarter. Guild Investment Management Inc. now owns 400,000 shares of the basic materials company worth $158,000 after buying an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TRX Gold in the fourth quarter worth approximately $57,000. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of TRX Gold in the first quarter worth approximately $45,000. 0.97% of the shares are held by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSEAMERICAN TRX was steady at $0.37 during Friday trading hours. 704,711 shares of the company were traded, with an average volume of 1,326,394. TRX Gold has a 1-year low of $0.26 and a 1-year high of $0.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $100.74 million, a PE ratio of -18.36 and a beta of 0.83.

TRX Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:TRX – Get Rating) (NYSEMKT:TRX) last released its quarterly results on Thursday, April 14. The basic materials company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analyst consensus estimates of ($0.01). The company had revenue of $3.33 million for the quarter. Analysts expect TRX Gold to post -0.03 EPS for the current year.

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TRX Gold Corporation engages in the acquisition, financing, exploration and development of interests in mineral properties in the United Republic of Tanzania. The company mainly explores gold deposits. It holds interests in the Buckreef gold project located in north-central Tanzania. The company was previously known as Tanzanian Gold Corporation and changed its name to TRX Gold Corporation in May 2022.

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Herman Li says rock + metal “too serious” + “afraid to have fun” https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/08/herman-li-says-rock-metal-too-serious-afraid-to-have-fun/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 13:39:48 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/08/herman-li-says-rock-metal-too-serious-afraid-to-have-fun/ DragonForce guitarist Herman Li addressed the controversial notion (largely prompted by Gene Simmons of KISS) that rock is dead. He refuted the idea but acknowledged that rock and metal are “too serious” and that musicians are “afraid to have fun”. In an almost hour-long interview with The needle drop music critic Anthony Fantano, Li has […]]]>

DragonForce guitarist Herman Li addressed the controversial notion (largely prompted by Gene Simmons of KISS) that rock is dead. He refuted the idea but acknowledged that rock and metal are “too serious” and that musicians are “afraid to have fun”.

In an almost hour-long interview with The needle drop music critic Anthony Fantano, Li has spoken extensively about the state of the rock and metal scene as well as how his own band has adapted to changes in technology, digital trends and savvy new business practices that heavy music lagged behind as a genre remains slow to adapt to change.

It was his comments on the narrative that rock is dead that were among the most intriguing aspects of the interview, where he also worked on how other genres are succeeding in the ever-changing climate of the music industry.

“People always say rock music is dead and all that stuff. And to be honest, there’s a reason why rock or metal – guitar, bass – isn’t at the forefront of music. music scene. I think we’ve lost some of that… I think there’s this little fear of creating this excess [dynamic], and not being too serious. I think a lot of them are a bit too serious, a lot of rock musicians. They are afraid to have fun,” Li confessed.

He continued: “You look at rap, hip-hop, they have this thing – the seriousness. But they are able to inject fun [and] laugh. You can listen to the lyrics and say to yourself, ‘Okay, okay, I got it’. He’s kidding here.'”

Adding more on how influential mainstream rap and hip-hop artists can open up new avenues of thinking for rock and metal bands, Li said, “I look outside the box for different ideas for myself. make it more creative at the same time. I’m not just talking about music, but about business. I think the rappers over there are so smart. How they release music, how they manipulate the scene, the digital assets, the algorithm or Spotify – all of that. Rock music just isn’t there, nor is heavy metal music, in terms of creativity and being on the cutting edge of current technology.

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Herman Li interview with Anthony Fantano

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Brokerages expect Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLD) to report earnings of $0.20 per share https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/04/brokerages-expect-guild-holdings-nyseghld-to-report-earnings-of-0-20-per-share/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 16:24:02 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/06/04/brokerages-expect-guild-holdings-nyseghld-to-report-earnings-of-0-20-per-share/ Stock analysts expect Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLD – Get Rating) to post earnings per share of $0.20 for the current quarter, reports Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have released earnings estimates for Guild. The highest EPS estimate is $0.32 and the lowest is $0.08. Guild reported earnings of $0.87 per share in the same quarter last […]]]>

Stock analysts expect Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLD – Get Rating) to post earnings per share of $0.20 for the current quarter, reports Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have released earnings estimates for Guild. The highest EPS estimate is $0.32 and the lowest is $0.08. Guild reported earnings of $0.87 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative 77% year-over-year growth rate. The company is due to release its next results on Monday, January 1.

According to Zacks, analysts expect Guild to report annual earnings of $1.30 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $1.60. For next year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $2.22 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.87 to $2.55. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average average based on a survey of research companies that cover Guild.

Guild (NYSE:GHLD – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Friday, May 6. The company reported earnings per share of $0.53 for the quarter, beating consensus analyst estimates of $0.36 by $0.17. Guild had a net margin of 21.62% and a return on equity of 19.99%. During the same period last year, the company posted EPS of $1.77.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on GHLD shares. JMP Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a target price of $15.00 (from $16.00) on Guild shares in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guild shares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Friday, March 11 research report. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company downgraded Guild shares from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a price target of $11.00 for the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 28. Two equity research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned the stock a buy rating. According to MarketBeat, Guild has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.30.

GHLD lost $0.16 during Friday’s trading, hitting $10.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,670 shares, compared to an average volume of 22,641. The company has a fifty-day simple moving average of $9.45 and a two-hundred-day simple moving average of 11 $.93. Guild has a 1-year low of $7.18 and a 1-year high of $16.35. The company has a market capitalization of $655.75 million, a price-earnings ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.42.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GHLD. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC increased its position in Guild shares by 9.4% during the fourth quarter. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC now owns 904,162 shares of the company worth $12,685,000 after purchasing an additional 77,519 shares in the last quarter. Algebris UK Ltd increased its position in Guild shares by 46.9% during the 1st quarter. Algebris UK Ltd now owns 140,418 shares in the company worth $1,441,000 after buying an additional 44,844 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Guild stock during Q4 for $314,000. State Street Corp increased its position in Guild shares by 12.0% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 18,913 shares of the company worth $194,000 after buying 2,023 more shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley bought a new equity stake in Guild during Q1 for $138,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 9.29% of the company’s shares.

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Guild Holdings Company, a mortgage company, originates, sells and services residential mortgages in the United States. The company operates approximately 260 branches with licenses in 49 states. It issues residential mortgage loans through retail channels and correspondents. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in San Diego, California.

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How much is the Mona Lisa worth? https://iainabrach.org/2022/05/30/how-much-is-the-mona-lisa-worth/ Mon, 30 May 2022 15:33:49 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/05/30/how-much-is-the-mona-lisa-worth/ Jhe mona-lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci around 1503, and the strokes and painting technique used to create this portrait make it one of the most mysterious paintings, admired and coveted by art lovers, to whom it has been attributed a fairly high monetary value, it is still a mystery how much the original […]]]>

Jhe mona-lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci around 1503, and the strokes and painting technique used to create this portrait make it one of the most mysterious paintings, admired and coveted by art lovers, to whom it has been attributed a fairly high monetary value, it is still a mystery how much the original ‘Mona Lisa‘ worth.

The Mona Lisa painting, which was declared by UNESCO within the framework of the immaterial material value of humanity, has no calculable valuethat is, there is no figure to know how much this work is worth, and it cannot be bought or sold because of what it represents for the history of art .

The Mona Lisa is “spoiled” by a visitor

Since 1914 it has been housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, where thousands of visitors every day make a point of stopping to see the Mona Lisa and learn about its history, perfectly protected by safety glass to preserve the priceless value of the work. .

However, according to Stephane DistinguinCEO of technology company Fabernovel, that the painting would be sold for no less than 50,000 million euros. The businessman sparked controversy in the Gallic country by proposing that it would be a good way to cover the costs of the pandemic.

Why is the Mona Lisa so famous?

The Mona Lisa is famous for being an oil painting of a Renaissance icon Leonardo DeVinci in realism style.

Da Vinci was born in 1452 and grew to become one of the greatest painters, architects and inventors of the Renaissance.

Despite his later accomplishments, Leonardo da Vinci had no formal education beyond learning to read, write, and basic math.

His father quickly recognized his son’s ability to learn and realized that such a gift should not be wasted.

His father made Vinci an apprentice sculptor and painter Andrea of ​​Verrocchio when he was only 15 years old.

Although his talents began to shine at the age of ten, Da Vinci spent a decade training under Verrocchio.

Despite his brilliant talents at the age of 20, Da Vinci spent a decade training under Verrocchio.

The Guild of Painters of Florence offered the young artist membership before he completed his apprenticeship, but he declined in order to complete his apprenticeship under Verrocchio and become a freelance artist.

After France invaded Milan in 1499, Leonardo da Vinci began working on portraits of Florence, which he named La Gioconda.

The Mona Lisa is a 21 inch by 31 inch painting that was painted between 1503 and 1506. It is estimated to have been painted between 1503 and 1506.

Da Vinci moved to France after years of teaching in Italy when King Francis I offered him the title of “first painter, engineer and architect of the king”.

Francesco Melzi, a former student and close friend, will accompany him in the next phase of his life.

Leonardo da Vinci died three years later at the age of 67 and was buried near the church of the palace of Saint-Florentin.

After da Vinci’s death, Melzi inherited all of da Vinci’s estate and married.

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