University of Utah AD Makes Changes To Staff

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, University of Utah athletics director Mark Harlan added to his staff via a promotion and an addition.Kyle Brennan was promoted within the ranks to chief operating officer/deputy athletics director for internal operations and Scott Kull was added to the staff as the deputy athletics director for external operations.Kull was with Harlan at the University of South Florida as his deputy athletic director from 2016-2018 and had been serving as the institution’s interim athletics director since Harlan left for Salt Lake City in June.Brennan will now manage the day-to-day operations of Utah athletics. This entails compliance, facilities, equipment, event management, finance, human resources and academic support.He will also oversee sports supervisors.Kull will supervise development, communications, marketing, ticketing, multi-media branding, licensing and alumni relations.Brennan and Kull have previously worked together, as they were both at Texas Christian University in 2005-2006 when Brennan served as the Horned Frogs’ compliance director and Kull as the associate athletic director for external operations. Tags: Kyle Brennan/Mark Harlan/Scott Kull/Texas Christian University Horned Frogs/University of South Florida Written by August 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local University of Utah AD Makes Changes To Staff Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Assistant Professor – TCH

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).SummaryBaylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital,Division/Section of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryAssistant Professor, Clinician – EducatorThe division/section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at BaylorCollege of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking aBoard Electable/Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatristto join a rapidly growing service that is undergoing an excitingexpansion of its’ clinical, education and research mission in apre-eminent children’s hospital and integrated pediatric healthcaresystem.These positions provide excellent compensation and benefitspackages. Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine are equalopportunity employers and are committed to recruiting and nurturingan outstanding and diverse, collegial and committed faculty andstaff. Houston is a cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture,outstanding educational and recreational opportunities, affordablehousing, and mild winters.Job DutiesThis position based at Main Campus will, involve outpatient childand adolescent psychiatry, consultation/liaison, tele-psychiatry,and children with complex medical and psychiatric problems. Thisposition provides a potential for a mixture of clinical, educationand research opportunities depending on the applicant’s interestand experience.Minimum QualificationsSuccessful candidates should be eligible for faculty appointmentsat Baylor College of Medicine at the Assistant or AssociateProfessor levels.•Minimum Education: M.D. or equivalent.•Minimum Certification/Licensure: Licensed by the Texas MedicalBoard.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.3603CA; CHlast_img read more

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Sr. Research Nurse

first_img Sr. Research Nurse Share Sr. Research Nurse Nursing Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Facebook Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Pediatrics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Twitter Save Sr. Research Nurse Johns Hopkins University Johns Hopkins University Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Save Sr. Research Nurse Sr. Research Nurse Save Sr. Research Nurse Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore You need to sign in or create an account to save Similar jobs Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like this You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus The Department of Oncology is seeking a fulltime Sr. Research Nurse. The Sr. Research Nurse isresponsible for the coordination and implementation of assignedclinical trials within the lung cancer and head and necktherapeutics researchprograms.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:ProjectManagement:Pre-study:Anticipates researchrequirements for designated patient populationsMay collaborate indevelopment & writing of protocols and consent forms, asappropriateCollaborates in developmentand preparation of regulatory documents asappropriateApplies knowledge of studydesign to evaluate new protocolsApplies knowledge of federal& local regulations when evaluating newprotocolsReviews & assesses newprotocols for clarity, thoroughness, logistical feasibility,maintaining subject safety, etc.Evaluates the impact on &availability of resources for assigned clinicaltrialsLists & clarifiesconcerns & questions about new protocols with PI &/orsponsor Proposes & negotiates alternatives to improve protocolimplementation.Pre-initiation:Collaborates in thedetermination of roles & responsibilities of health care teammembers in the implementation of assigned trialsCollaborates in the design ofappropriate methods for collection of data required for assignedtrialsOversees & collaboratesin development of study tools including data collection forms,eligibility checklists, preprinted orders, & distribution ofthe protocol on the Web Library and Internet (whereapplicable)Assists with preparation ofbudget for submission and coordinates study sponsor contractdesignation as appropriateProvides copy of study andpre-printed data forms to Data Management office for review andapproval as appropriatePrepares GCRC and PCRUprotocol submissions as appropriateAssures receipt of protocolby pharmacy for review & input asappropriateCommunicates withcoordinating center and provides necessary documentation (i.e.,CVs, 1572, lab licenses, normal values, IRB submissions, etc.) asappropriateAssures compliance with local& national regulatory standards; as appropriate, prepares &submits required regulatory documentsPrepares drug data sheets forpharmacy and assures submission of same to CRO/IRB for assignedprotocols as appropriateMonitors for and notifies PIof IRB approval/request for further information asappropriateDetermines that IRB approvalhas been received prior to initiation of researchactivityRepresents department atresearch and protocol initiation meetingsAssures that all elements ofa trial are in place before opening to accrualCommunicates with protocolsponsors, NCI, cooperative group and coordinates plans to addressissues with PI.Recruitment &enrollment:Ensures initial & ongoingeligibility of all subjects for assigned research studies: Same asLevel I.Collaborates in thedevelopment of recruitment strategies to ensure patient accrualwithin protocol timeframes.Datacollection/Document maintenance:Ensures collection ofpertinent data from internal & external sources & monitorscompliance with requirements of assigned clinicaltrials.Applies pharmacologicalknowledge to assist the investigator in determining adverse eventcausality & relationship to studydrug/procedureRecords & documentsprotocol deviationsPrepares and submits protocolamendments and revisions as appropriateDemonstrates ability tomanage multiple projects at different stages of the clinicalresearch processDemonstrates ability tointegrate new clinical trials with current researchactivity.QualityAssurance:Evaluates outcomes ofclinical trialsMonitors study teamcompliance with required study procedures & GCPstandardsPerforms/monitors ongoingdata analysis regarding clinical research studies, includingtoxicities, dose modifications, dose levels, adverse reactions,& responseAssumes responsibility forspecific QA activities for research teams (i.e., participates ininstitutional QA process)Participates insponsor/cooperative group/internalaudits/monitoringAssists with development& review of institutional SOPs pertaining to performance ofclinical researchMaintains records ofcorrespondence of faxes, e-mails, IRB/JCCI submissions, FDAsubmissions, etc.Patient/FamilyEducation:Designs/coordinateseducational programs for patients and families relevant toprotocolsProvides ongoing education topatients and families regarding pertinent clinical trial andclinical management issuesStaffEducation:Participates in orientationprocess for new Clinical Research Nurses and Clinical Associates,including mentoring and preceptingCoordinates and/or presentscontinuing education/in-service programs for Clinical ResearchNurses, Clinical Associates, Data Managers, and others involved inthe research processAttends and participates inin-service and external trainings, workshops, conferences, andother relevant programs for professional growth anddevelopment.Community:Collaborates with othermembers of the research team in preparing study results forpresentation/publicationAuthors/coauthors manuscriptsfor publication in the nursing literature and/or presentation atconferences related to areas of expertiseIdentifies nursing researchquestions related to protocol populations/issues and, withassistance, collaboration, and appropriate financial support,implements nursing research within departmentalprioritiesTakes advantage ofopportunities to make presentations in local community regardingresearch projects, areas of expertise, etc.ClinicalPractice:Planning:Identifies need andincorporates information from other health care disciplines intoclinical research protocolPlans long-term study patientcare in relation to identified and potential problems related toassigned research protocols/patient populationsImplementation:Collaborates with health careteam to coordinate and facilitate protocol requirements forassigned clinical trials.Evaluation:Evaluates the effectivenessof nursing care s/he has planned, administered, ordelegatedEvaluates patient’s responseto interventions outlined on study protocolProposes alternative methodsto meet individual patient needsEvaluates effectiveness ofnursing care planned on a long-term basisGives rationale foraction/inaction based on scientific principles, practiceexperience, and internal/external regulationsEvaluates patientsparticipation in assigned clinical trials and identifies barriersto compliancePlans, proposes and evaluatesmeans to overcome identified barriers to protocolcompliance;Consultation:Develops and maintainscollaborative relationships with members of other health caredisciplines in order to facilitate clinical and researchoutcomesProvides guidance anddirection to other health care professionals (internal andexternal) in implementation of researchprotocolsEvaluates effectiveness ofcollaborative role with other health careprofessionalsEquipment, Machine,or Tool Requirements:General computer skills withknowledge of Microsoft OfficeMinimumQualifications (mandatory):Individual must be aregistered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state wherepracticing.Bachelor’s degree in nursingor related discipline required. Master’s degree stronglypreferred.Minimum of two years’ experience in the specialty ora related area required.Additional experience may substitute for bachelor’sdegree; Related master’s degree may be considered in lieu ofexperience to the extent permitted by the JHU EquivalencyFormula.Current American Heart Association or American RedCross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensureand certification during duration ofemployment.Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialingprocess is required within two weeks of startdate.Licensure,Certification, Registration:Licensed Registered Nurse inthe State of Maryland required.Current CPR certificationrequired.Must maintain currentlicensure and certification during duration ofemploymentCompletion of the JHHcredentialing process is required prior to startdateReportsto:Principal Investigator(s) and Research ProgramManager***JHU Equivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year ofexperience. Additional related experience may substitute forrequired education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency ispermitted, up to two years of non-related college course work maybe applied towards the total minimum education/experience requiredfor the respective jobClassified Title:Sr. ResearchNurseWorking Title: Sr. ResearchNurse ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range:$70,805-$97,435Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/37.5 hoursExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002938-SOM Onc Upper Aerodigestive CancerPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Maryland, United Stateslast_img read more

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Wadham Warden brought into Blair and Brooks debacle

first_imgRecent evidence in the ongoing News of the World’s phone-hacking case has revealed that Tony Blair secretly advised Rebekah Brooks to consider facing an independent inquiry headed by Ken MacDonald, QC, the current Warden of Wadham College.A July 2011 e-mail from Brooks, then Chief Executive of News International, to James Murdoch alleges that Blair offered her advice for salvaging her reputation as the News of the World phone-hacking scandal emerged.As part of her work for the Murdoch-owned News Corporation, Brooks was the 2003-2009 editor of The Sun, which publicly supported Blair during three general elections. She is understood to have been good friends with Blair.According to Brooks, the former prime minister suggested she set up an inquiry to publish a “Hutton-style report” that would “clear you and accept shortcomings”. Blair went on to suggest Ken MacDonald as “a great and good type” who might be a candidate for the head of this inquiry.At the time the e-mail was sent, Ken MacDonald had recently returned to private legal practice after retiring his post as Director of Public Prosecutions.Later that July, MacDonald revealed “evidence of serious criminal offences” committed by News International whilst representing the Murdoch corporation in a trial regarding allegations that News of the World made inappropriate payments to Metropolitan Police offcers.MacDonald’s 2003-2008 term as DPP was initially controversial, given that he had been colleagues with Cherie Blair at Matrix Chambers. At the time of his appointment. Michael Howard labelled him a “crony” of the Blairs.During his time as DPP, MacDonald notably defended the rights of terrorism cases in the UK, opposing proposed extensions to detainment times and rejecting evidence obtained by torture.MacDonald became Warden of Wadham College in September 2012. Both he and the College were unavailable for comment regarding his being linked to Blair in the new phone-hacking trial evidence.The News of the World phone-hacking trial has been an explosive focal point for national discussion of privacy and surveillance since July 2011, when it was revealed the Sunday tabloid had accessed the voicemails of a murdered teenager, deceased British soldiers, and victims of the 7/7 bombings.The subsequent 2012 Leveson Inquiry report confirmed News International’s extensive phone-hacking and recommended significant changes to British press culture.Currently, seven people connected to News International are on trial at the Old Bailey, including Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron’s former Director of Communications Andy Coulson.On Thursday, Rebekah Brooks was acquited of one of five charges against her.last_img read more

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JEAN, LOUISEMENE

first_imgFuneral services took place April 15 for Louisemene Jean, 80, of Jersey City. She passed away at Englewood Hospital on April 4. Born in Miragoane Haiti, she moved to the United States many years ago. A devoted mother, Louisemene was a tremendous cook who took great pride in sharing her talent with all who visited. She was a devout Jehovah’s Witness, attending the Kingdom Hall on Jersey Avenue in Jersey City. She was an avid soccer fan, supporting the Brazilian National Team and also enjoyed Wheel of Fortune. Louisemene was predeceased by her parents, Hermina and Merilhomme Jean as well as her ten brothers. She is survived by her loving children, Daniel Jean (Josette), Yvette Laurenceau (Leon), Philippe Jean (Carolle), Mirlande Sainvilier (Estais) and Guarry Jean (Batcheba). Also survived by her grandchildren, Rothchild, Daniel, Jr., Steeve, Wesly, Leonardo, Ariane, Carolane, Faine, Vanina, and Sacha; her brother Dieulhomme and a host of nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

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Support Gov. Murphy’s pre-K expansion

first_imgDear Editor:This writer recalls in approximately 1965 under the Johnson Administration the opening of the first Head Start pre-schools in Jersey City. This most worthy program was responsible for giving children an introduction to school life at an early age and many of the great leaders today participated in this educational endeavor.In Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget message he included $83 million dollars for the expansion of the pre-K programs throughout New Jersey. He is seeking to add communities to this program and this certainly demonstrates the governor’s commitment for thousands of our three and four year olds to participate. In the past administration there has been mention of the expansion of the program but no action in this area. The governor noted that studies certainly indicate that a pre-K experience for a child builds a strong foundation for that child’s educational future.When this writer attended public grammar school in Jersey City in the 1950s there was no pre-K and in many cases even kindergarten did not provide enough educational exercises. Times have changed and children complete academic work in kindergarten today thereby making the pre-K experience a necessity.Let us petition our state legislators to stand behind Gov. Murphy and give all children in New Jersey a head start in their education with the pre-K activities.Robert B. Knapplast_img read more

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Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Announces 2018 Music, Theatre and Dance SPRING and SUMMER…

first_imgThe Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will be offering an exciting array of camps and classes this spring and summer. The lineup includes programs that are designed for the students of all ages and experiences. New for 2018 is an acting workshop for adults as OCTC begins to explore a new avenue of arts education by serving the adult population of our community.The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company prides itself on offering students the perfect balance of learning and fun while being exposed to a professional, safe and creative environment. Staff members are accomplished artists and educators in the theatre arts industry with professional credits from regional theatres to Broadway performances.Below is a listing of class offerings that are still open. Enrollment is limited! To sign-up or for more information, visit the education page at www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com, call 609-398-1118 or email [email protected] to Songwriting and Basic Piano SkillsIf you haven’t written any or many songs, this course will show you an efficient, effective process for tailoring songs to express your ideas and emotions. If you have, you’ll look at your process differently, taking control of aspects of the process you may have not noticed. Participants are encouraged to attend all 6 classes. Open to students in 7th – 12th grade as of Spring 2018. Session begins March 20.Improv Acting Master CLASSLeave your script at home, and hone your performance skills through Improvisation. This Master Class will engage both the beginner and the experienced as Chrissy Hartzell of Chicago’s Second City Training Center takes you through a series of exercises that strengthen your ability to perform in the moment. This one-day class on April 7 is open to students in 6th – 12th grade as of Spring 2018.Acting Antics/Creative Drama Classes  – Open to students in 2nd – 6th Grade as of Spring 2018These creative drama classes will build confidence and introduce the basics of stagecraft to kids interested in getting started on stage! Let your little one come explore theatre fundamentals in a fun, process-based workshop. Perfect for beginner/beginner-intermediate students, this class will explore stage basics, acting fundamentals, and storytelling on stage through improve games, exercises, and scenes created by director and actress, Shannon Agnew. This is a perfect opportunity to let your little one’s imagination soar in a safe and creative environment. This class is open to students in 2nd – 6th grade and begins on March 24.My First TheatreThis hour-long class is the perfect way to help your little ones explore what it is like to be on stage! In this process based, fun class we will learn dances, sing songs, play games and explore our imaginations through theatre games and exercises. We will act out some of our favorite fairy tales, make crafts and get a chance to work with some costume pieces, so every student will get a chance to explore every aspect of being on stage! This class is pen to kids ages 4- 7 years old and begins on March 31.What Happens Backstage?If you love theatre, but don’t like to be in the spotlight, there are still so many opportunities to participate in shows! Come learn about the backstage work of directors, prop builders, scenic designers, and stage managers to see what it takes to actually put on a show. These two-hour intensives will focus on different areas of backstage work and will help you get a better idea of how much work and how many people it takes to put on a show. Open to Middle School and High School students with a start date of April 8.Intro to Directing – Open to Current High School StudentsParticipants will have the opportunity to act and direct in this fun and engaging class! This four-week class will introduce students to the basics of directing through practical experience by having each student direct their own short scene. The class will culminate in an informal showcase on the final day. Session begins April 8.Acting Workshop for AdultsHave you been wondering what it takes to perform on stage, looking to start a professional career, or just curious about acting? Whether you are signing up to improve your technique, start your theatrical journey, or hone your professional skills for audition, this master class is the perfect place to start. Each session focuses in depth on a different aspect of stagecraft and performing arts. You can attend all classes or mix and match based on your availability and interests. Session begins on March 24.Summer Theatre Camp Session ONEGive My Regards to BroadwayKeeping with the tradition of offering a fantastic theatre experience for youth, our annual collaboration with the City Recreation Dept returns. Casting will begin the first day of camp for a two-week rehearsal process of the musical, GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY! Celebrate Broadway musicals past and present with this entertaining production. Kids will tell the incredible history and evolution of American musical theatre with a look at a dozen hit show tunes from a century of blockbusters like “Gypsy,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” “My Fair Lady,” “Ragtime,” “The Wiz” and more! Other activities will include trips to the Music Pier morning Children’s Theatre Series, acting games, singing and movement/dance.  This camp is run in partnership with the Ocean City Department of Recreation and is open to students in 3rd – 8th grade as of fall 2018. Camp begins on Monday, July 2.Theatre Camp Session TWO:The Entire AmericaN Revolution (in 40 minutes or less)Casting will begin the first day of camp as students prepare for a rewarding theatre experience that is performance based.  The show is not a musical so it is a great way to feature kids who do not like to sing/dance and allows kids who have a musical theatre background the opportunity to experience performing in a straight play! This year the participants will present The Entire AmericaN Revolution (in 40 minutes or less). You think HAMILTON is fun…wait till you see this! History has never been so fun…  or so fast!  Flying through the major points of America’s quest for independence, this fast-and-loose comedy plays like a highlight reel of history in hilarious fashion!  Sorry, Hamilton’s busy in a different play, but your audience will both laugh and learn as they watch patriots such as George Washington, Paul Revere, Samuel and John Adams, Patrick Henry, and Benjamin Franklin battle the vain King George III and his British soldiers.  From the Boston Tea Party to the Battle of Bunker Hill (Did you know it was really Breed Hill?!)  to the crossing of the Delaware and onward to the British surrender at Yorktown. This camp is open to students in 3rd  – 8th Grade as of Fall 2018 with a start date of July 16.Theatre Camp Session THREE:Play pretend this summer at our theatre camp specially designed for younger students in Kindergarten through 4th Grade as of Fall 2018. Campers will tell the story “The Wind in the Willows.” This camp is a wonderful introduction to drama and movement for beginners and a great way for experienced kids to learn more! Participants will enjoy fun-filled introductions to theatre fundamentals through theatre exercises, reader’s theatre scenes, crafts, and musical theatre! The camp culminates in a reader’s theatre showcase of a scene from “The Wind in the Willows” on the last day of camp for family and friends to attend. Theatre Camp Three is for students in K-4 as of Fall 2018 with a start date of July 30.MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION BOOT CAMPIf you dream of being on a professional stage or want to audition for college musical theatre programs, this one of a kind professional preparation program is not to be missed. This five-day intensive provides you with every tool you will need to go into an audition setting with confidence. During group classes you will get individual feedback and coaching on three, contrasting, audition ready, musical cuts, and a one-minute monologue. Come learn how to pick and prepare audition material that shows off your best side, and ignites your spirit. Resume editing / creation and headshots done by a professional photographer are included in tuition. This “boot camp” is open to students in 8th – 12th grades as of Fall 2018 and begins on July 30.A CHORUS LINE MASTER DANCE CLASSLearn the original Broadway choreography from the Greater OCTC’s professional Main Stage production of “A CHORUS LINE.” This is for performers who have a serious passion for jazz and musical theatre dancing.  You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime experience! Cast members from the professional company of performers will also join the dancers! This one-day class scheduled for July 8 and is open to students in 6th – 12th grades as of Fall 2018.BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE MASTER CLASSLearn the actual Broadway style choreography from the Greater OCTC’s professional Main Stage production of “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.” This is for performers who have a serious passion for jazz and musical theatre dancing.  You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime experience! Cast members from the professional company of performers will also join the dancers! This one day class scheduled for Sunday, August 5 and is open to students in 5th – 12th grade as of Fall 2018.Legally BLonde AND SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JR.OCTC is thrilled to present its 11th Season of Junior Company shows since it’s debut in 2008. Youth from Ocean City and the surrounding area have the opportunity to work under a professional production staff and are exposed to a memorable theatre experience. High School students will perform in the musical LEGALLY BLONDE while Middle School students will have the chance to shine in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN JUNIOR. Auditions will take place on May 5 or 6.MASTER CLASS WITH MICHAEL LEE BROWN OF BROADWAY’S DEAR EVAN HANSENMichael Lee Brown got his start with the OCTC and now he is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut as Evan Hansen during the matinee performances of this Tony Award winning Broadway hit! Regional: Torch Song Trilogy (David, dir. Michael Kahn), Cinderella (Lionel). TV: “Happyish” (Showtime). Michael Lee Brown will be on hand to teach participants choreography/movement from Dear Evan Hansen, go over audition technique, scene work, Q&A about his Broadway experience and more This class is open to students in 6th – 12th grade as of Fall 2018 and is being offered twice; July 16 and August 6.PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS for students in grades 5th-12thExperience one-on-one private acting lessons to perfect acting technique with trained instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions and school auditions. Develop personalized skills to make you a stronger, more confident performer. Private coaching can be generally technique based or targeted toward a specific role, monologue and/or upcoming audition preparation.PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS Grades 4th-12thExperience one-on-one private vocal lessons to perfect vocal technique and singing skills with trained music instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions, school singing, musical theatre, classical music and choral works.There is limited enrollment for all camps and classes so we encourage early sign ups to reserve your space. To learn more about the company, visit www.oceancitytheatrecompany.com or call 609-398-1118. Broadway star, Michael Lee Brown in 2017 at OCTC, will once again lead the adult classes.last_img read more

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Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of ‘A Go Go’ In Denver

first_imgLast night, John Medeski, John Scofield, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood came together for the first of two nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, marking the band’s first performance since their headlining performances on this year’s Jam Cruise. The quartet of jazz legends has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first collaborative album, A Go Go, which was released on April 7th, 1998, and followed up by 2006’s Out Louder, 2011’s In Case The World Changes Its Mind, and 2014’s Juice.For their Friday performance, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood offered up a primarily groove-centric show, shying away from some of the more spacey and ambient tunes that Medeski, Martin & Wood are known for in favor of more danceable and upbeat numbers. For much of the show, Scofield took command on guitar, with the remaining musicians on stage giving him ample space to lead songs. As John Medeski explained to Live For Live Music in a recent interview:When [Medeski, Martin & Wood is] playing with John, as a trio, it gives us the opportunity to play the rhythm section, and we get to play together in a different way. When it’s the three of us alone, it’s this organism creating music as a whole. When we have John, we can be the backup band while he’s soloing and that gives us the opportunity to do a totally different thing.However, that’s not to say that Medeski, Martin & Wood merely took on the role of a “traditional” backing band; rather, all the musicians on stage gracefully weaved through solos and leads, highlighting the two decades-plus experience they have working with one another and cultivating a near-psychic ability to read one another.The show started with “Sham Time” off the quartet’s most recent studio album, Juice. Medeski led in the main theme of the tune, with Scofield at first offering tasteful accents. The funk-jazz fusion tune was a feel-good and upbeat opener, with Scofield truly unleashing for the first time of the night ahead of a quick drum break down offered by Billy Martin and slide-heavy solo from Chris Wood on the upright bass. The next tune, the namesake of the band’s first album together, saw the group taking their time, and the smooth tone of the song was beautifully contrasted by percussive interludes led by Martin, and later Medeski.Moving on, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood offered up their first cover of the night, a high-energy and dynamic reworking of The Doors’ perennial classic, “Light My Fire”. The group followed up “Light My Fire” with A Go Go‘s “Chicken Dog”, which saw Scofield laying out one of his most reaching and climactic guitar solos of the first set. This tune also allowed Chris Wood to step forward, first with some interesting interplay between him and Medeski and later, toward the song’s triumphant close, with Martin and him riffing off one another.  As the first set wound to its close and technicians worked on an issue that arose with Chris Wood’s speakers, the band offered up a more exploratory and aggressive interlude, which showcased the full breadth of the quartet’s varying sounds. From this, a groove slowly emerged, and eventually, Martin’s propulsive beat led the song into a cascading and slinky portion that took on an almost Latin feel.The band contrasted this delightfully exploratory jam with Juice‘s “Juicy Lucy”, whose main riff draws from the traditional early rock and roll sounds of the 1960’s. While the former jam was avant-garde at points, this return to a widely familiar form re-grounded the performance before the band launched into “Helium” led in by a Billy Martin solo. Slowly adding Medeski and then Wood, who busted out some of his infamous dance moves, the rollicking rendition of “Helium” was made all the finer by the song’s discordant bridge, triumphant resolution, and Scofield’s thoughtful and decisive solo that closed out the first set.After departing the stage for set break, the four all-star musicians returned for set two with Martin leading the way with an opening drum solo to kick off “Chank”. Following the traditional funk-fusion number that saw a fiery Scofield solo right off the bat, the band moved into a groovy rendition of A Go Go‘s “Boozer”. One of the main highlights of the show was Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood’s rendition of “Deadzy”. Intentional and eerie throughout, the song and its extended jam eventually built to a satisfying resolution with a shred-heavy solo from Scofield.While appropriately the show focused on the band’s original catalog, up next were two crowd-pleasing covers, first Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” followed by Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. “What’d I Say” tapped into the song’s old-school rock vibe, with Scofield given free reign of the melody and eventually leading an energetic call and response with the crowd. After the song’s huge close led in by a patient Scofield solo, the band dropped immediately into a dubby rendition of “Sunshine Of Your Love” (which appears on 2014’s Juice), which was used as a jump-off point for a wild jam. Medeski was a highlight of the rendition, with the pianist leading a brief, glitchy interlude before the band doubled down on the reggae feel of the song, as well as performing a stand-out solo on the melodica.Finally, as the show wound to its close, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood closed out the second set with crowd-favorite A Go Go tune, “Hottentot”. The groove-heavy song was another highlight of the show, with Scofield’s powerful guitar leading the song from start to finish. The respective members of the group were all given their moments to stand out during the number before the song’s tight jam closed out the frame in full. Coming back for an encore, the group tapped into the spirit of New Orleans with “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing”, a number off Out Louder, making for a feel-good end to the show.Setlist: Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 3/30/2018Set One: Sham Time, A Go Go, Light My Fire, Chicken Dog, Tubes, Juicy Lucy, HeliumSet Two: Chank, Boozer, Tube, Deadzy/Shuffle, What’d I Say, Sunshine Of Your Love, HottentotEncore: Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thinglast_img read more

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Leonard Cohen Disses Kanye West & Jay-Z From The Grave With New Posthumously Released Poem

first_imgLeonard Cohen penned the spicy poem on March 15th, 2015. As Consequence Of Sound notes, “Kanye West Is Not Picasso” was most probably written in response to Kanye West’s comments earlier that month at Oxford University, when he compared himself to the famed Spanish painter. During the Oxford Guild address, Kanye is on record as saying,My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater… That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone who has done so much, and that’s a mentality that suppresses humanity. … If I could have done it again, I would have gone to the Art Institute over the American Academy.You can read Leonard Cohen’s “Kanye West Is Not Picasso” below.Kanye West is not PicassoI am PicassoKanye West is not EdisonI am EdisonI am TeslaJay-Z is not the Dylan of AnythingI am the Dylan of anythingI am the Kanye West of Kanye WestThe Kanye WestOf the great bogus shift of bullshit cultureFrom one boutique to anotherI am TeslaI am his coilThe coil that made electricity soft as a bedI am the Kanye West Kanye West thinks he isWhen he shoves your ass off the stageI am the real Kanye WestI don’t get around much anymoreI never haveI only come alive after a warAnd we have not had it yet[H/T Consequence Of Sound] Last week, a new collection of poetry and lyrics written by Leonard Cohen was posthumously released. The collection, entitled The Flame, features Cohen’s work before his death in November 2016. However, as singer-songwriter Amanda Shires noted in a recent Twitter post, The Flame also features a poem titled “Kanye West Is Not Picasso,” which is more-or-less like Cohen releasing a Yeezy dis track from the grave. In addition to Kanye, Cohen also takes shots at Jay-Z (“Jay-Z is not the Dylan of Anything”) and “the great bogus shift of bullshit culture.”last_img read more

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Something Rotten! Officially Opens on the Great White Way

first_img View Comments About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The Renaissance is back! Something Rotten! opens officially at the Great White Way’s St. James Theatre on April 22. The new musical comedy is directed by Casey Nicholaw. To help celebrate the tuner’s opening night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson created this portrait of the cast.The whole merry crew is present! John Cariani, Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle are front and center as Bottom brothers Nigel and Nick and the Bard himself, respectively, as well as Kate Reinders as Portia, Heidi Blickenstaff as Bea, Brooks Ashmanskas as Brother Jeremiah, Michael James Scott as Minstrel, Gerry Vichi as Shylock and Brad Oscar as Nostradamus.Congratulations to the cast of Something Rotten!. To thine own self be true and make omelettes. Something Rotten!center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more

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