Renaissance Guild – Iain Abrach http://iainabrach.org/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://iainabrach.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Renaissance Guild – Iain Abrach http://iainabrach.org/ 32 32 “Doors of time, the intuitive art of Santo Cervello”, Volume lll & lV. https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/10/doors-of-time-the-intuitive-art-of-santo-cervello-volume-lll-lv/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/10/doors-of-time-the-intuitive-art-of-santo-cervello-volume-lll-lv/ Actor’s Corner Café and Art Museum This guild building has been home to the Actor’s Corner Café & Art Museum since 2011. 443 Second Street, Solvang, California holds the wonderful and powerful memories of thousands of visitors. This guild building has been home to the Actor’s Corner Café & Art Museum since 2011. 443 Second […]]]>

Actor’s Corner Café and Art Museum

This guild building has been home to the Actor’s Corner Café & Art Museum since 2011. 443 Second Street, Solvang, California holds the wonderful and powerful memories of thousands of visitors.

This guild building has been home to the Actor’s Corner Café & Art Museum since 2011. 443 Second Street, Solvang, California holds the wonderful and powerful memories of thousands of visitors.

SOLVANG, Calif., Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Here’s another “Time Gates” from Santo Cervello. A museum art book that contains three hundred images of times past, present and future. Volumes III and IV are now combined in a single eBook, available on Kindle.

“Time Gates” Volumes I, II and V, by Santo Cervello, are now on sale on Amazon.

Foreword by Grace Lebecka

“Doors of time, the intuitive art of Santo Cervello” Volume lll.

A few years ago we received a wonderful visit from two of our dearest friends. John and his wife decided to drive from Malibu, CA to the Santa Ynez Valley and joined us for dinner.

John is a nice, sweet guy who works as a music producer. He creates wonderful and clear sound for his musician clients and their music is heard all over the world. Santo spent time with John, asking him a question: “Is it possible to find the crystal-clear sound that creates peace for humanity on Earth?” “

The images in this art book emerged during an extraordinary time of the global pandemic when Mankind became One. Volume III is full of wandering detours, trials, traps, real dangers and exciting encounters. There are healers and guides who bring hope to mankind with a slice of Johnny’s apple pie. Can we give hope to the hidden child, in the Doors of Time of our heart and can we find peace on Earth together?

It has been written that the artist is the first to arrive at the start of the New Renaissance. The Sound Seeker’s Journey is to find the key that unlocks the sealed doors of the museum that lead us into the Halls of Truth. This art book is the artist’s call for peace.

About the author and the artist

In 2011, before opening the Actor’s Corner Café, Santo and his wife Grace created the art museum. Santo Cervello’s five volumes of “Time Gates” contain nearly seven hundred fine art images. This fascinating work of art is interwoven with fiction, drama, poetry and philosophical discourse. It is as if you are entering a unique theater, where everything is full of rich images, dynamism and dynamism.

Santo Cervello has worked as an actor-director and writer-producer in Canadian theater presenting innovative and transformative dramas that have touched millions of people in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. He has written plays for CBC and BBC radio and a television series for Singapore television and has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.

In 1972, Mr. Cervello established the Erewhon Theater which aroused passions and created dynamic trends in Canadian theater until 2011. Together with his wife Grace, they now live in California and are currently working on the next volumes III and IV. of “Time Gates”.

The five volumes of “Time Gates” reflect the diverse professional background of its author: from actor / director / producer / chef to an intuitive painter / writer / philosopher and entrepreneur. For more information, please see: https://www.actorscornercafe.com/

Distribution of art books by Ingram Sparks. Through our global distribution network “Time Gates, The Intuitive Art of Santo Cervello”, Volumes I, II and V are now available for 40,000 retailers and can be purchased on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and more.

Contact:
St. Cervello
Telephone: 805 868-2409
Email: Santo.Cervello@actorscornercafe.com
https://www.acteurscornercafe.com/

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Summary of events postponed, canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/08/summary-of-events-postponed-canceled-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 17:39:54 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/08/summary-of-events-postponed-canceled-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/ The spike in COVID-19 positivity numbers has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of events in Palm Beach or related to the island, as some organizations have announced new or adjusted policies. Here are the changes to date: Politics * Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church requires masks for all in-person services and indoor events. * The Palm […]]]>

The spike in COVID-19 positivity numbers has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of events in Palm Beach or related to the island, as some organizations have announced new or adjusted policies.

Here are the changes to date:

Politics

* Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church requires masks for all in-person services and indoor events.

* The Palm Beach Synagogue has moved its services outside.

* The new synagogue has suspended in-person services and events.

* The Société des quatre arts has instituted new protocols for patrons aged 18 and over. These participants will be required to provide proof of a professionally administered COVID-19 negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of the program or to voluntarily show proof of full vaccination with a COVID-19 booster. Photo ID is also required.

Canceled

* Palm Beach County Boys and Girls Clubs: Kick-off reception at Findlay Galleries scheduled for Wednesday.


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Columbia To-Do List (January 5 – January 11): First Thursday, Archer Ave Showcase and EZ Shakes | To do list https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/05/columbia-to-do-list-january-5-january-11-first-thursday-archer-ave-showcase-and-ez-shakes-to-do-list/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/05/columbia-to-do-list-january-5-january-11-first-thursday-archer-ave-showcase-and-ez-shakes-to-do-list/ ART / FOOD First Thursday free The extended hours and free entry give you ample opportunity to explore the intriguing themed gallery exhibits of the museum, including “Art and Identity”, “Modern Impulses” and “Spiritual Beings”. Unlike the usual situation, the square will not have music or drinks, but you can be sure that the many […]]]>

ART / FOOD

First Thursday free

The extended hours and free entry give you ample opportunity to explore the intriguing themed gallery exhibits of the museum, including “Art and Identity”, “Modern Impulses” and “Spiritual Beings”. Unlike the usual situation, the square will not have music or drinks, but you can be sure that the many restaurants on the street will do their best to fill that void. The event is free. PAT MORAN

POP / FUNK

Archer Avenue shop window

There is something a little selfish about a live music showcase that showcases a recording studio, but there is something to be said about the power of Kenny McWilliams and the Archer Avenue company in their approach to the production of local and regional acts. From nationally recognized heights of their work with Valley Maker to the sustained regional power of emo / power-pop Ben Walker Radio (which hits the headlines tonight) to the promising possibilities inherent in Paisley and the Birdwalkers (which open and are releasing a single that night), there’s something to be said about how powerful this little studio could be. Doors at 7 p.m., coverage is $ 10. More information on facebook.com/NBTavern. KYLE PETERSEN

ART

Focal Points: An Artist’s Epiphany at the Columbia Museum

The Columbia Museum of Art concludes the holiday season with educational Ann Holtschalg exploring medieval and Renaissance works that celebrate Christmas and the Nativity in the Focal Points series. Focal Points is a series of gallery presentations featuring a variety of topics and themes important to tour guides and CMA staff. Although the series takes place on January 5, it focuses on the Christian tradition, celebrated as the feast of Epiphany and the arrival of the Three Kings in Bethlehem which is recognized on January 6. All AMC members enjoy free admission. More information on columbiamuseum.org. HALLIE HAYES

OSCILLATE

Citizen face

How excited would you be if we told you Clarence Greenwood is coming to town? Not very, right? What if we told you that’s the real name of Citizen Cope, the rock / soul / folk singer / songwriter who is behind “Let The Drummer Kick”? The man who wrote songs recorded by Santana, Sheryl Crow, Richie Havens, Dido and many more? Now maybe you are a little more interested? We thought so. Citizen Cope will perform in the Senate on January 9 at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets are $ 31 in advance and $ 37 at the door. Visit thesenatecolumbia.com for more information. VINCENT HARRIS

AMERICAN

EZ shakes

As they are now one of the most established bands on the local Columbia scene, it can be easy to lose sight of how special an American brain group like EZ Shakes is. Led by singer / songwriter Zach Seibert, a thoughtful and sought-after lyricist and singer with resilience to spare, the weighty accompaniment of guitarist / producer John Furr, pedal steel guitarist Todd T. Hicks, and drummer Stan Gardner is still uplifting plus Seibert’s songs, leading to performances that compare quite favorably to some of the genre’s leaders. You can see them at Art Bar on January 8, in all its privacy, for a fraction of the price of comparable artists on the national stage. More information on artbarsc.com KYLE PETERSEN

WHILE DRINKING

Boozy Chaudron Tavern

The Boozy Cauldron Tavern, the legendary bar in the magical town of Dark Meadows, opens a portal to Columbia on January 7 for an evening of magical cocktails. This overnight pop-up has traveled across the country and teaches the dark art of beverage-making in an interactive experience with signature cocktails and ghost stories from Whaley House, the venue. Tickets cost $ 40 and registration times vary. More on boozycauldron.com STEPHEN PASTIS

THEATER

“The jungle Book”

Freed from the imperialism that spoils his other works, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has remained very popular. (A plethora of blockbuster movie adaptations didn’t hurt.) When the Newbury Ballet Guild presents its original version of the story of Mowgli, A Boy Raised by Wolves, it benefits from the durability of the “stories of wolves”. ‘animals’ by Kipling, which draw deeply from the well of ancient Indian fables. The show costs $ 15- $ 20 and takes place January 7-8 at the Newberry Opera House. More information on newberryoperahouse.com. PAT MORAN

JAZZ

H Wade Johnson and Pride Ensemble

Experience an evening of jazz at the Chayz Lounge on January 8 while sipping cocktails – a relaxing way to end the holiday season. H Wade Johnson and Pride Ensemble will perform a variety of soul and jazzy blues, spanning artists like Earth, Wind and Fire, George Benson and The Commodores. Tickets cost $ 25 and you must be 21 or older to enter. More information at chayzlounge.com/shows. HALLIE HAYES

METAL / HARDCORE

Terror, pain of truth

Considering the disproportionate importance of January 6 in our national psyche, attending a concert featuring aggressive hardcore bands with names like Terror and Pain of Truth seems a little more than appropriate. The Terror, based in Los Angeles, is one of the hottest bands in the hardcore beatdown subgenre, which sounds just like you’d expect (aggressive guitars, gang vocals, noticeable overall heaviness in a heavy genre. ), while Pain of Truth is the metalcore outfit of Hangmen’s Michel Smith. Along with Living in Fear, Your Spirit Dies (also probably appropriate band names). Coverage is $ 23, doors open at 6 p.m. More information on facebook.com/NBTavern. KYLE PETERSEN

COUNTRY

Riley Green with Kameron Marlowe

Even if you don’t think you’ve heard a Riley Green song, you’ve probably heard one. The successful singer / songwriter has spent the past two years getting tracks to the country charts, even though his songs may not sound like classic country. His pop hits include “There Was This Girl”, “In Love By Now”, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” and “If It Wasn’t For Trucks”, and he will bring that hybrid modern country sound. at the Canton Auditorium on January 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 39 to $ 55. Visit township.org for more information. VINCENT HARRIS

THE COMEDY

COLArite

NOMA Warehouse is adding a comedy show to its 2022 event lineup with COLAughs Comedy Show on January 8. Starring local comedians Allie Johns and Jenn Snyder, as well as Charleston’s Erin Lok and Mona Bender. Tickets are $ 10.50 and the Night of Laughs starts at 7:30 pm More information about the event and this Cola spot on nomawarehouse.com. STEPHEN PASTIS

CLASSIC

Chamber music on Main

Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park made his debut at the age of 12, performing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and has received accolades for her thoughtful and contagious acting. She joins former CMA artistic director Edward Arron for a program featuring Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzolla, Beethoven, Gershwin and Rachmaninoff. Tickets cost between $ 5 and $ 42 for the January 11 show. More information on columbiamuseum.org PAT MORAN

ROCK / COVER

Sugar – Charlotte’s Tribute System

Fan of System of a Down and Pantera groups? You won’t want to miss this! On January 8, the Senate will present Sugar – Charlotte’s System of a Down Tribute with the Strength Beyond Strength Act of Support – to Pantera Tribute. Performing all of the best hits from the band will make you feel like you’re experiencing the real thing. Tickets are $ 15 in advance and $ 18 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. More information on thesenatecolumbia.com. HALLIE HAYES


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The proposal: Betty White steals the show https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/02/the-proposal-betty-white-steals-the-show/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 02:57:51 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/02/the-proposal-betty-white-steals-the-show/ Proposal plays to the familiar rhythms of romantic comedy, but alongside Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, the late Betty White steals the show. The irony of Proposal is that Sandra Bullock is from the United States while Ryan Reynolds is from Canada. In the film, Reynolds plays the American while Bullock is a Canadian with […]]]>

Proposal plays to the familiar rhythms of romantic comedy, but alongside Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, the late Betty White steals the show.

The irony of Proposal is that Sandra Bullock is from the United States while Ryan Reynolds is from Canada. In the film, Reynolds plays the American while Bullock is a Canadian with an expired visa.

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is the executive editor of a major publishing house. However, no one likes him, not even executive assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). Upon learning that she was going to be kicked out, she is essentially bribing Andrew into marrying her because all of her work will have gone for nothing. Andrew’s grandmother, Annie (Betty White), celebrates her 90th birthday this weekend in Sitka. The two therefore only have a few days to get to know each other. If they don’t understand their story, USCIS agent Mr. Gilbertson (Denis O’Hare), who already suspects fraud, will take matters into his own hands.

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (Touchstone Pictures).

The fun really begins once they get to Alaska. On the one hand, the name Paxton is everywhere in the city. Their family home is huge. It tells you how little Margaret knows about Andrew when he knows so much about her. But as they get to know each other, you feel like they are falling in love for real. Not the fake love that they are trying to display in front of their family and friends. Where Annie and Andrew’s mother Grace (Mary Steenburgen) welcomes Margaret with open arms, the same can’t be said of her father, Joe (Craig T. Nelson). Joe suspects something is going on because Andrew has never praised his boss.

Listen, I can discuss how the movie plays to the beats of the genre. However, the cast manages to seduce us. You have both Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds! Together, the duo show great chemistry together. We can’t discuss this movie without getting into how the legendary Betty White steals the show. Its appearance in Proposal had a domino effect. First, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award was announced in September 2009. Subsequently, Betty White hosted SNL in May 2010. Hot in Cleveland premiered in June 2010 and would complete the sixth and final season in June 2010. Nothing of Betty White’s rebirth would be possible without this film! Her last live-action role came in 2010 with the release of You again.

I was planning on revisiting the comedy in 2009 for the tenth anniversary, but failed to do so. With the passing of Betty White on New Years Eve, I made Proposal my first film from 2022. I can’t think of a better way to start the year. More than ten years later, Proposal remains a funny comedy. Case in point: The 235 BFCA members at the time named the film as one of the five best comedy films.

DIRECTOR: Anne Fletcher
SCREENPLAY: Peter Chiarelli
DISTRIBUTORS: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Åkerman, Craig T. Nelson, Mary Steenburgen, Denis O’Hare and Betty White

Touchstone Pictures released The Proposal in theaters on June 19, 2009.

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Understanding Antiquity – The American Curator https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/01/understanding-antiquity-the-american-curator/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2022/01/01/understanding-antiquity-the-american-curator/ The Calydonian boar hunt, by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1611-1612. (Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum) Review of “Rubens: Picturing Antiquity” at the Getty Villa; November 10, 2021 to January 24, 2022 In the 17th century, the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was the most renowned painter in Europe. Its production and influence […]]]>

The Calydonian boar hunt, by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1611-1612. (Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum)

Review of “Rubens: Picturing Antiquity” at the Getty Villa; November 10, 2021 to January 24, 2022

In the 17th century, the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was the most renowned painter in Europe. Its production and influence were enormous. Rubens was also a superb classical scholar, a keen art collector and a serious diplomat who worked on a peace treaty between England and Spain in which the two monarchs knighted him. Yet, too often today, Rubens is reduced to the painter of female flesh. His extraordinary accomplishments made him a role model for artists who had no interest in portraying overweight women. Simon Schama considers Rubens to be the “Paragon” and devotes the first 150 pages of Rembrandt’s eyes to the astonishing achievements of the Flemish master.

What made Rubens such a superstar? His classical humanistic upbringing as a boy growing up in Antwerp shaped his enormous talent and aspirations. At school he read Plutarch Lives of Greek and Roman Nobles. With its incisive stories of the character of virtuous statesmen and the greatness of Republican politics, this book has set the hearts of generations of young men and women alight, including Montaigne, Shakespeare, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexander Hamilton, Ralph Waldo Emerson and even Nietzsche. How could that not also inspire teenager Rubens?

Rubens apprenticed with three Antwerp painters. Admitted to the Painters Guild, the 23-year-old Rubens quickly followed the tradition of artists from the North supplementing their guild status by traveling to Italy. He visited Venice, found a job as a painter for the Duke of Mantua and went to Padua, Florence, Genoa, Rome and even Spain. Over the next eight years, alongside his official duties in Mantua, Rubens studied “modern” art by Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio alongside sculpture of the ancients, while continuing to read the classics.

The encounter with the visible and literary vestiges of the classical Greek and Roman past is the theme of the exhibition “Rubens: Picturing Antiquity” at the Villa Getty until January 24, the first exhibition to bring together ancient sculpture, reliefs and precious carved. gems that have inspired the masterpieces of the artist during his career. Beginning with its founder, J. Paul Getty, the museum has acquired a superb collection of paintings, oil sketches and drawings by Rubens, which curators Anne T. Woollett, Davide Gasparotto and Jeffrey Spier have completed with national and international loans.

Since the Renaissance, young artists have learned to draw the human figure by looking at ancient sculptures and live models. Rubens believed that in order to achieve “the highest perfection in painting” it was necessary to understand the ancient. He warned young artists to focus on form, not material, and especially to avoid “the smell of stone” in their paintings or the “stained marble” effect on the flesh. His innovative process led to an imaginative reconstruction of the work studied, even when, as in the case of the famous Belvedere torso, only a fragment remained. The goal was to bring the characters back to life with dynamism, pathos, drama and above all color.

Rubens spent considerable time in Rome with his brother, the classical scholar Philip, whose Professor Justus Lipsius was the founder of Neo-Stoicism, an attempt to harmonize ancient Stoicism and Christian thought. One of the most revealing loans is a self-portrait of Rubens in the company of five friends including Philip and Lipsius in Mantua. The painter emphasizes brotherhood and friendship with like-minded artists and academics. He continued to tap into this community throughout his life, as his extensive correspondence, filled with classic quotes, makes clear.

The Getty exhibit focuses on three areas, mythology, history and philosophy. One of the highlights of mythology is the Calydonian boar hunt, which adjoins an ancient relief of a Roman sarcophagus that Rubens would have known. At Ovide Metamorphosis, the goddess of the hunt, Diana, takes offense at a kingdom’s lack of sacrificial offerings and sends a boar to terrorize it. The king’s son, Meleager, gathers a group of warriors to kill the beast. Several hunters are killed or mutilated before Meleager finally thrusts his spear into the boar. Rubens portrayed him naked to reveal his heroic muscular body. Following a long intellectual tradition from Xenophon to Machiavelli, royal bosses considered hunting the best preparation for virile virtue. Understanding the philosophy of this tradition, Rubens became the greatest painter of hunting scenes of his century.

Another fascinating example of Rubens’ learning from antiquity is his incorporation of the figure of Hercules Farnese. He was introduced to this legendary figure from prints while still in Antwerp and, upon arriving in Rome, studied the nearly ten-foot statue. As a young man going alone, Hercules faced a choice between Virtue and Vice, personified by two women. Vice promised him easy pleasure, virtue difficult but lasting fame. The muscular superhero chose the latter and became the Stoic embodiment of physical and moral virtue. Rubens used Hercules to mold all of his sturdiest males, from Samson to St. Christopher.

Rubens was also a connoisseur and collector of art, especially of ancient coins and precious stones, which provided the only authentic ancient portraits of classical rulers. Rubens’ network of academics alerted him when an important antique work appeared on the market. the Apotheosis of Germanicus was a large Roman cameo unearthed in 1620. In the center, the military hero, beloved by the people and soldiers, bids farewell to his adopted father, the Emperor Tiberius, accompanied by members of the royal family of yesterday and today ‘hui. Above, we see the hero ascending to heaven. Rubens’ version, with its natural warmth added to cold stone, is a fitting homage to one of the noblest figures of the First Empire.

Finally, there is the Death of Seneca. The ancient Stoic philosopher advised men to bow but not to break under the worst that fate and history could bring them: war, tyranny, pestilence, untimely death. During his years as Emperor Nero’s tutor and chief advisor, the philosopher honorably served his country. Seneca, unjustly accused of treason by the emperor, was ordered to commit suicide. The painting shows a doctor and a friend opening the philosopher’s veins as he stands in a tub of hot water to speed up blood flow. A student records the philosopher’s last words: “VIR[TUS]” (virtue). The moral quality evoked is first of all the stoic composure in the face of suffering and death, but it undoubtedly also relates to his life guided by the four cardinal virtues of courage, moderation, justice and wisdom.

Why was Rubens so passionate about the ancients? He considered his time to be “wrong” and “degenerate”. He wondered if perhaps “our creeping genius would not allow us to ascend to those heights which the ancients reached by their heroic sense and their superior qualities.” Through an in-depth study of the literature, art, and philosophy of Antiquity, as well as his own experiences, he discovered a moral virility and practical wisdom that guided his personal and diplomatic life and creation. artistic.

Is this exhibit relevant in today’s world where the classics are under attack for their elitist and pernicious character? What can he teach us? Are the lessons of someone like Seneca and his fellow Stoics not relevant to the present day? It’s a sign of hope that a cultural institution like the Getty has taken on a business that allows us to capture the lessons a brilliant man discovered in the classics and imparted to the world.

Joseph R. Phelan taught at the University of Maryland, the Catholic University of America, and the University of Toronto.


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A year of things to do https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/28/a-year-of-things-to-do/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 13:02:00 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/28/a-year-of-things-to-do/ Large-scale events such as the Barrett-Jackson car auction, the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, and the Arizona Renaissance Festival are expected to return to the Phoenix subway in 2022. Some beloved annual events including the Renaissance Festival and the M3F (formerly the McDowell Mountain Music Festival) were canceled in 2021. Others, like Arizona Matsuri […]]]>

Large-scale events such as the Barrett-Jackson car auction, the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament, and the Arizona Renaissance Festival are expected to return to the Phoenix subway in 2022.

Some beloved annual events including the Renaissance Festival and the M3F (formerly the McDowell Mountain Music Festival) were canceled in 2021. Others, like Arizona Matsuri and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, have become virtual events for ensuring the safety of participants amid the spread of the coronavirus.

As the Arizonans return to large gatherings and celebrations, be sure to check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for updated advice on how to assess your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.

Here are the biggest festivals, fairs, and parades taking place on the Phoenix Metro in 2022. Check back for updates.

January 2022

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: January 1st. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale. https://www.fiestabowl.org.



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The rebirth of polyphonic musical resources – Baptist News Global https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/22/the-rebirth-of-polyphonic-musical-resources-baptist-news-global/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 12:08:30 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/22/the-rebirth-of-polyphonic-musical-resources-baptist-news-global/ A Polyphony Music Resources revived and reconstituted is working to usher in a renaissance for church musicians and their ministries battered and isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s executive director said. The need only increased when returning to worship in person, which also presented challenges for those called to ministry through music, according to […]]]>

A Polyphony Music Resources revived and reconstituted is working to usher in a renaissance for church musicians and their ministries battered and isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s executive director said.

The need only increased when returning to worship in person, which also presented challenges for those called to ministry through music, according to Doug Haney.

“When we finally started to emerge from the pandemic, not everyone came back as before. Some of our voices are not what they once were. We all need to find a way to rebuild the ministries of music and worship together, ”said Haney, who is associate pastor and music minister at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas and now also conductor of Polyphony.

Polyphony, like the church, had to reinvent itself along the way, he said.

Doug haney

An ecumenical and multigenerational community of ministers of music which includes a large number of Baptists, Polyphony was started in 2008 at a conference held at the First Baptist Church in Asheville, NC For a time the organization was based at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where its most recent conference was held in early 2020.

But lectures and other gatherings were held irregularly between the years and attendance waned as members were often pulled in other directions, Haney said.

However, the spread of COVID-19 has helped revive the organization and spark interest in it, he added. “The real spark of Polyphony was the start of the pandemic and the feeling that church musicians are stronger when we are in community and support each other. “

And they needed a lot of support, especially when churches started to stop holding in-person gatherings, he reported. “We were told that singing is dangerous and that choirs and congregational singing is something we cannot do.”

Haney and Polyphony board member Kyle Damron, associate pastor for music and worship at Kirkwood Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri, responded by launching bi-weekly Zoom meetings to connect church musicians isolated.

“We quickly understood that there was a need for support, encouragement and sharing of ideas among the members,” Haney said. “And a lot of us were struggling to adjust to technology and virtual choirs. Some had live streaming and could rotate, while others did not have this platform. Zoom rallies have helped with this stuff.

The choir choir at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy, Texas, sings during morning worship at the 2008 United Methodist Church General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. (UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose)

The meetings also performed a pastoral function for participants by giving them access to “the like-other,” a term coined by University of Notre Dame wellness specialist Matt Bloom to describe the fellowship that helps ministers flourish, a he declared.

“It’s part of the power of Zoom Calls, which creates a space where ‘other like-minded people’ can come together to find incredible encouragement knowing that we are not alone in doing this good work.”

This is why virtual gatherings will continue regardless of future levels of coronavirus infection, he added. “We need community. I know it can be a cliché. But we need a community, a safe space with people who see the world like us and who love to do what we do.

Polyphony, which achieved nonprofit status in November, is also moving forward with fellowship and research initiatives to strengthen its community of religious musicians.

The organization has scheduled its next annual conference, “Rebuilding Together,” February 3-5 at Smoke Rise Baptist Church near Atlanta. “We are all trying to find out what life is like beyond the pandemic,” Haney said. “And we believe the arts and crafts of church music are best nurtured in the community.”

“We believe that the arts and crafts of church music are best nurtured in the community.”

The theme of reconstruction reflects both Polyphony’s journey and that of its members, he explained. “Did all of our church attendance come back to where it was?” Have all our choirs come back? No. So we all have a lot of work to do and we’re not out of it yet – and we’re still dealing with the Omicron variant.

Presenters at this conference will include Emily Floyd, director of music at the Presbyterian Church in Shallowford and conductor / musical director of the Choral Guild of Atlanta; Timothy Peoples, senior minister at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina; Tim Sharp, who recently retired as executive director of the American Choral Directors Association and who continues to serve as minister of music at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn .; Karen Sorrells, conductor, clinician and children’s choir program writer who previously served as associate minister of music for 20 years at First Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina; and Clark Sorrells, who is retiring this month as music minister at the First Baptist Church of Asheville.

Polyphony plans to commission a study in 2022 to interview 100 music ministers to assess what they need to thrive in their ministries. The organization will use this information to shape its future programming, Haney said.

“Polyphony is not about hierarchy or top-down or even mentor-mentee. It’s about exchanging ideas, talking about what works and what doesn’t, and learning from each other.

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Lloyd Center Gets New Owner, Local Operator | Business and finance https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/20/lloyd-center-gets-new-owner-local-operator-business-and-finance/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 12:02:44 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/20/lloyd-center-gets-new-owner-local-operator-business-and-finance/ PORTLAND, Oregon – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 20, 2021– Urban Renaissance Group (“URG”), a full-service real estate company with offices in Portland, Seattle and Denver, today announced its partnership with KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (“KREF”) (NYSE: KREF) to lead the revitalization of the Lloyd Center in Portland. Founded in 2006, URG specializes in […]]]>

PORTLAND, Oregon – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 20, 2021–

Urban Renaissance Group (“URG”), a full-service real estate company with offices in Portland, Seattle and Denver, today announced its partnership with KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. (“KREF”) (NYSE: KREF) to lead the revitalization of the Lloyd Center in Portland.

Founded in 2006, URG specializes in the reimagining, development and management of commercial real estate, including the development of the 140,000 square foot Canvas office building adjacent to Providence Park and a $ 28 million renovation. dollars from the old Oregonian newspaper headquarters at 1320 SW Broadway. Other notable URG projects in Portland include the renovation of the Yeon Building at SW 5th and Alder and the redevelopment of the JK Gill Building (formerly known as the McCoy Building) at SW 5th and Harvey Milk Boulevard.

Lloyd Center is home to around 100 stores and businesses and remains fully open under its new owner. Lloyd Center traditions such as holiday shopping, ice skating and visiting Santa Claus, which began in 1960 when the mall opened, continue today.

URG plans to initiate a visioning process for future investments that will recognize the importance of property to Portland by listening and engaging with existing tenants, neighbors, the wider community and city officials.

“This is an incredible opportunity to invest in the heart of our city and we believe there is great potential for this uniquely located property,” said Tom Kilbane, managing director of URG in Portland. “We know many Oregon residents have fond memories of the Lloyd Center and we take seriously our responsibility to ensure it continues to be a place of community gathering. As we begin the planning process, our ambition is to embrace and preserve the features of the property that make it special, including retail, creative workspaces, and ice skating.

For more information about Lloyd Center, including shopping center hours and directions, please visit: www.lloydcenter.com.

About the Urban Renaissance group

Urban Renaissance Group LLC is a Seattle-based full-service commercial real estate company engaged in acquisitions, development, asset management, leasing, property management and ownership in Seattle, Bellevue, Denver and Portland. Founded in 2006, URG’s strategic premise is that the shape of the American city will change dramatically over the next 20 years. The company acts as a catalyst that understands and triggers this change, thereby creating a community, generating appropriate returns for its investors and opportunities for the community, partners and employees. Find out more at www.urbanrengroup.com.

KKR Real Estate Finance Trust Inc. is a real estate finance company primarily focused on the granting and acquisition of senior loans secured by commercial real estate properties. KREF is managed and advised externally by a subsidiary of KKR & Co. Inc.

KEYWORD: OREGON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMMERCIAL BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE REIT

SOURCE: Urban Renaissance Group LLC

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🌱 BCPD is looking for missing Teen + Comets games this week https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/19/%f0%9f%8c%b1-bcpd-is-looking-for-missing-teen-comets-games-this-week/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 21:32:52 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/19/%f0%9f%8c%b1-bcpd-is-looking-for-missing-teen-comets-games-this-week/ Hello, Catonsville! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start on Monday. First of all, the weather forecast for the day: A lot of sun. High: 41 Low: 24. Here are the 3 best stories in and around Catonsville today: Baltimore County Police Search Missing Teenager, Need Public Help in this critical […]]]>

Hello, Catonsville! Here’s everything you need to know to get a good start on Monday.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

A lot of sun. High: 41 Low: 24.


Here are the 3 best stories in and around Catonsville today:

  1. Baltimore County Police Search Missing Teenager, Need Public Help in this critical case. Rykeem Gaines, 16, disappeared from the 9300 block of Edway Circle in Randallstown. He was last seen on Saturday morning wearing all-black clothing and is described as being around 5’2 ” tall and 110 pounds. Anyone with information should immediately call 911 or (410) 307-2020. (FOX Baltimore)
  2. Some big games are the order of the day this week for student-athletes from Catonsville and surrounding areas. Basketball athletes are among the local stars who are enthusiastic about playing and competing in front of family, friends and community fans. The Catonsville High School Comets Women’s College Basketball team play a home game against the Dulaney High School Lions tonight at 5:30 p.m. Contact the CHS for the latest information on possible site restrictions and admission policies. (Catonsville crest)
  3. Christmas week in Catonsville will see high temperatures in the 40’s all week and lows in the mid-20s. a mixture of clouds and sun before the bank holiday weekend, with wind gusts up to 21 mph Wednesday and Thursday. (Catonsville crest)

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  • This week, the Baltimore County Arts Guild announced the first winners of the “Catonsville Sparkle” voters and will continue to select the winners from random voters until the new year. (Instagram)
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by the last Catonsville Sunday Farmer’s Market of the year and encouraged residents to buy local on this holidayraison. (Facebook)
  • A neighbor is looking recommendations for local and reputable Catonsville businesses that can help you remove wall carpets and finishing the hardwood floors under the old carpet. (Room)

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2021 Alumni Books | UC Davis Magazine https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/14/2021-alumni-books-uc-davis-magazine/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 17:48:46 +0000 https://iainabrach.org/2021/12/14/2021-alumni-books-uc-davis-magazine/ CHILDREN In Peter Easter Frog (Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2021), Erin Dealey ’70, credit. ’72, featured a group of animal friends who want to do what the Easter Bunny does. Elana K. Arnold, MA ’98 offered The house that was not there (Walden Pond Press, 2021), a book for intermediate readers on a new […]]]>

CHILDREN

In Peter Easter Frog (Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2021), Erin Dealey ’70, credit. ’72, featured a group of animal friends who want to do what the Easter Bunny does.

Elana K. Arnold, MA ’98 offered The house that was not there (Walden Pond Press, 2021), a book for intermediate readers on a new neighbor neighbor friendship.

MYSTERY

Craig wilson ’69, JD ’72, wrote his first novel, Kesterson: an environmental thriller (Gatekeeper Press, 2021), about a real environmental disaster in California.

Inspector Lu Fei searched for clues to a brutal murder in rural northern China in Soul thief (St. Martins / Minotaure, 2021) by Brian Klingborg ’90.

POETRY

Gabrielle Myers, MA ’08, explored food production in his collection of poetry, Too many seeds (Finishing Line Press, 2021).

MEMORY

The Commission (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2021) edited by Jeanne De Fazio ’74, offered a collection of reflections on the impacts of the pandemic, wildfires and racial violence through a theological lens.

Jason warburg ’84 self-published The Remembering: Thoughts on Love, Art, Faith, Heroes, Grief and Baseball in 2021 – bringing together her own personal essays written about a period that saw the loss of her mother and father and her job, and then a global pandemic.


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