Music scholarship

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland NewsMusic scholarshipBy John Keogh – June 12, 2013 851 Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day THE Music Generation Limerick City scheme is calling for applications for a scholarship to  provide funding for a three-year full-time PhD at Mary Immaculate College. The PhD scholar will study the implementation and delivery of the Music Generation Limerick City programme focusing on areas of social regeneration. The study aims to provide insights and understandings into music education in Limerick’s regeneration communities, addressing a knowledge gap into the role of music in such communities. Further information is available from the Mary Immaculate College Postgraduate Office; the closing date for applications is June 21. Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleAnti-austerityNext articleFunding secured for new school in Kilmallock John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Twitter Print Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Email TAGSMary Immaculate CollegeMusic GenerationMusic Limerick Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste last_img read more

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Find Out Annie Potts’ Favorite Part of Swinging in Pippin

first_img Annie Potts The Tony-winning revival of Pippin is filled with awe-inspiring feats, but one of the musical’s show-stopping moments belongs to Annie Potts. The Emmy nominee is having a ball as the trapeze-swinging, “No Time at All”-belting Berthe, but she must have been nervous about the circus act, right? Nope. Potts swung by Today on February 11, and told hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that the trapeze is her favorite part. “I’m up there with this beautiful boy who is mighty,” she gushed. Potts also talked about her musical theater background, a car accident that almost ended her career and Designing Women. Star Files Pippin Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

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Tony Nominee Montego Glover & More Join Cast of It Shoulda Been You on Broadway

first_img Related Shows It Shoulda Been You Glover earned a Tony nomination in 2010 for her performance as Felicia in Memphis; she also appeared in The Color Purple. In addition to Once, Zien most recently appeared on Broadway in The Big Knife; he is perhaps most known for his performance in Into the Woods. His additional stage credits include The People in the Picture, Les Miserables and The Boys from Syracuse. Nathan’s Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Chicago. Featuring music by Barbra Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, It Shoulda Been You follows a Jewish bride as she readies to marry her Catholic boyfriend. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel, leaving the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after. View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 Tony nominee Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Once alum Anne L. Nathan and more have joined the cast of It Shoulda Been You. They join a previously announced group of stars that includes Tony winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka. The David Hyde Pierce-helmed musical will begin performances on March 17, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14. The cast will also include Josh Grisetti, Michael X. Martin, Nick Spangler, Farah Alvin, Gina Farrell and Mitch Greenberg, as well as the previously announced Lisa Howard and Edward Hibbert.last_img read more

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Mourinho wants players made in Chelsea

first_imgManager Jose Mourinho hopes Chelsea will produce another homegrown core of talent to succeed John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard. Press Association “In three or four years’ time, if we don’t have other Englishmen to replace this nucleus of players – when Lamps is 39, John is 36 – I will be very sad. Every club needs that. So we are working on that (new generation).” Terry, Cole and Lampard are all out of contract at the end of the current campaign. Terry, more than his team-mates, has enjoyed highs – lifting silverware, including the 2012 Champions League – and endured lows – the racism row, twice losing the England captaincy, injury and missing a penalty in the 2008 Champions League final – since Mourinho’s 2007 departure. The Portuguese believes the captain is rediscovering his best form since his summer return for a second spell as boss at Stamford Bridge. “Even I was questioning, from far away, what was happening to this guy: physical problems, psychological problems, what is going on?” Mourinho said. “I’m happy he’s proving he’s still a top player.” center_img The Blues boss has been fulsome in his praise of the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah – now on loan at Nottingham Forest but told he will be part of the Chelsea first-team next season – and is optimistic the club’s academy can bear further fruit. Mourinho told the Guardian: “Ideally it’s not just about having British players either, but having players who are made in Chelsea. last_img read more

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Paul “Redeye” Chaloner – Code Red Esports – Building the Spitfire’s UK presence

first_imgThe Overwatch League is soon to head into the third week of competition, and the inaugural season has got off to an impressive start. The launch week saw extremely impressive viewership numbers, and although they’ve dipped, they’re still sitting above what many expected.Thus far there’s three teams who sit head and shoulders above the rest on perfect 4-0 records. Seoul Dynasty and New York Excelsior are joined by none other than London Spitfire atop the roost and each of the teams have looked in imperious form. It’s now been little over a month since the London Spitfire’s partnership with Code Red Esports was revealed. The agency was enlisted to help with the Spitfire’s move as well as lead local initiatives and build fan engagement within the city and country that the team represent. With the whole of the first season taking place in Los Angeles, it is undoubtedly a tricky task but one that Paul “Redeye” Chaloner and his team are embracing.We caught up with Paul a few weeks ago to ask him a few UK specific questions about the partnership and what his agency are trying to achieve. ESI:  Looking at it from a very UK specific angle, are you looking at the wider country or is the initial focus on London? Will Overwatch fans from Manchester support the London franchise? Redeye: There is definitely a danger of being too narrow minded and focused on one goal, but we’re lucky that we’ve got some really good people in Code Red in Ben and Luke that will help check that, and also our friends over at Cloud9 as well.“I have this crazy idea in my head that I want to bring the Korean players over when they’re done with the league stuff and do some sort of tour”Of course, there’s a wider picture and we’re very much aware of exactly what it is. I don’t want to get away from the fact that we want to build a physical location in London. That’s absolutely what we want to do. Then again, I have this crazy idea in my head that I want to bring the Korean players over when they’re done with the league stuff and do some sort of tour. Don’t ask me too much about it as I don’t know what the tour looks like just yet. It’s very much part of our big batch of ideas in the and “throwing stuff around” stage. I think it would be really cool to get them to interact around the whole country. Ultimately, right now we’re the only European team never mind UK team. That might change at some point in the future, but right now that’s what it is. I want to make sure that we are engaging with our fans wherever they are.I want to be engaging with our fans everywhere, be it London, be it Portsmouth, be it Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow or Dublin. Or anywhere else around Europe for that matter. We’re uniquely placed in that aspect in that we’ve got a potentially mammoth fan catchment area but we need to ensure we reach out to where they are. ESI: With the inaugural season being played in Los Angeles, some of the timings of games can be tricky for the UK viewer. There’s games as late as 04:00 but some are obviously earlier. Does this create a challenge when it comes to engagement? Does it impact viewing parties and capturing a younger audience?Redeye: Some of the early times are pretty reasonable and the majority of our matches will be played earlier due to the timezone difference. If they’re not, we’ll certainly talk to Blizzard and see if we can put them earlier and make sure that we do maximise the amount of people that can watch.Having matches any earlier than the earliest “kick-offs” are obviously very tricky as we’re at the behest of the Blizzard Arena and the time zone of that so logistically it’s tough to do.“We’ve got a potentially mammoth fan catchment area but we need to ensure we reach out to where they are”I certainly can see where you’re coming from, though and we do share similar concerns but Blizzard are super open to discussion and have been listening to teams and the challenges we face. I don’t think this is any different. If we find that our European and UK fans are struggling to tune in because of that, we will absolutely talk to Bizzard. From what I remember though, the majority should be OK for those who want to watch live.I would much rather read about the result and watch highlights, but for people that do like to watch VoDs, our content team will be ensuring that’s available and we package up suitable highlight reels for those who missed the game and can’t stay up late. We’ll make sure that we cater to those who miss out as well as we possibly can.last_img read more

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Grant Williams, once overlooked, on verge of history with top-ranked Tennessee

first_imgThis was their 14th consecutive game against an unranked opponent since they knocked Gonzaga from the top spot in the polls on Dec. 9. They have games coming in the next month against No. 5 Kentucky (Feb. 16 and March 2) and No. 21 LSU (Feb. 23) as well as NCAA Tournament contenders Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn.“It’s different. We’ve never experienced it. It’s not something we take for granted. It’s not something you’re ever going to forget,” Williams said. “Twenty years from now when I’m talking to my kids, I can be able to say I was on the No. 1 team in the country. It’s an honor and I thank God for it, but we know we have a long way to go.“We know we haven’t accomplished the goals we want to achieve. There’s a lot of things Tennessee hasn’t done. There’s a whole lot of things we haven’t done. We won an SEC championship, but we want more. We’re kind of greedy in that sense. We want to keep going and keep building on what we have.” MORE: Duke’s Zion Williamson the runaway POY favoriteBeing reminded of this does not seem to provoke Williams. Unlike so many athletes before him, he does not express that such an obvious and enduring slight has driven him to rank among the very best college basketball players of 2019, to stand as the reigning Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and the star player of the nation’s No. 1 team. He understands why he was overlooked and underrated, and why he has traveled so far in such a short period of time.“I knew I could play. I knew I could compete,” Williams told Sporting News following a 72-60 victory against Missouri on Tuesday. “It took some time. It took some ups and downs, but to be where I’m at now and to have more in store, it’s amazing.”It also took a most fortunate set of circumstances for Tennessee to find him, and that starts with Vols assistant Desmond Oliver. Before he was hired by the Vols as an assistant coach, Oliver spent five years on the staff at Charlotte, where he spotted Williams early and recruited him to play for the 49ers in Conference USA. But Oliver’s time there ended in 2015 when head coach Alan Major was let go — right about the time Rick Barnes was forced out at Texas and found at Tennessee an ideal place for a fabulous final chapter in an impressive career.Barnes hired Oliver to his staff because of his extensive regional experience in the Southeast, which also included a five-season stint at Georgia. And Oliver brought along this crazy notion that Williams, a 6-7, 236-pound forward primarily targeted by mid-majors, could succeed in the SEC.“If it wasn’t for Coach Oliver, I don’t know if I would be here right now,” Williams said. “When I really think about it, the people surrounding me have really helped me get better as a person and a player. My family has always done a great job of being there for me each game and having confidence in me even when I didn’t have that much confidence in myself.“I was never the most attractive-looking athlete. I wasn’t the guy that was going to outshoot anyone. I was just a guy that would do what I do: more physicality, bringing effort and competing.”Williams laughs now about arriving at UT and being measured at 17 percent body fat, even after he’d followed his final high school season with what he considered to be a demonic workout regimen — “I was shocked,” he said. With better training and understanding of nutrition, he now is able to play above the rim when necessary — his block of a 3-point attempt by Missouri forward Kevin Puryear on Tuesday was just plain mean — and guard every position on the floor when the Vols employ defensive switches.He has a simple goal as he endeavors to improve his body: “I want people to be able to say, ‘Grant Williams runs like a gazelle.’ I’ve never had that comparison.”Williams does average 20.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.2 steals and shoots .579 from the field and .835 from the foul line. He has majestic numbers in nearly every basic statistical category that describes a basketball player, and he does it for a team with a 21-1 record that hasn’t lost a game since November.Should he deliver another month of similar performances, Williams can expect to be named a first-team All-American. Over the past five years, nearly half of players who achieved that distinction were top-25 recruits. Over 70 percent were ranked in the top 100 coming out of high school. Only one, Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky in 2015, was lower than 191st, and he took a redshirt year and four seasons of progress to develop into a star.“I think we knew what we were seeing,” associate head coach Rob Lanier told SN. “We were lucky no one else did.”MORE: SN’s midseason All-America teamIn advance of his senior season in high school, Williams played the summer circuit with Carolina-based Team CP3 alongside such elite teammates as Harry Giles (now with the Sacramento Kings) and Josh Okogie (now with the Minnesota Timberwolves). The Team CP3 profile is inflated, as well, by the sponsorship of NBA superstar Chris Paul. Williams went up against Kentucky-bound Bam Adebayo, now of the Miami Heat, in high school games.“I was competing, putting the work in,” Williams said. “I knew I was always able to compete with them. It was really a matter of improving my body.”An excellent student who will graduate this spring with a major in business administration, Williams got plenty of Ivy League offers and seriously considered Harvard. Tennessee was pretty much the only place offering both a high-level education and the opportunity to compete against the best college players.Williams is not really an exception on this Tennessee team, though, and that’s what makes the Vols exceptional. They stand at No. 1 in the nation with not a single player in the rotation who was ranked in the top 125 of his high school class. No. 3 Duke features three of the top five prospects from last year’s class alone.According to 247Sports, Volunteers forward Admiral Schofield was 251st in his class. He’s now an All-SEC candidate, at the very least, averaging 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Point guard Jordan Bone was No. 171 in his class, and high school coaches around the Nashville area who competed against him were privately questioning why the Vols would be interested in signing him. Now, he’s got NBA scouts watching his development.There never has been an NCAA champion with this recruiting profile, certainly not since analysis became commonly available inside the past two decades. There only have been two without McDonald’s All-American on their rosters since the game was introduced four decades ago: Maryland in 2002 and Connecticut in 2014. UConn had a top-20 prospect in DeAndre Daniels, but he played an extra year in prep school before enrolling.“We have not overachieved. There’s no such thing as overachievement,” Lanier said. “If you achieve something, you did it.”He even rejected the notion the Vols staff had done an extraordinary scouting job to spot so many three-star prospects capable of excelling at this level. Lanier insisted the good fortune was in finding a group of players with “character, commitment and connection to each other. We have that in abundance.”It is being challenged at the moment by forces relatively new to Tennessee basketball and entirely new to this group of players. There are eight players with the Vols who’ve experienced one 16-win season, and several of them endured that sort of mediocrity twice. Last year’s SEC regular-season title was unexpected, but now the program’s fans and people who follow college basketball are wondering if this can become the first UT men’s team to reach the Final Four.MORE: February could be greatest month of basketball in recent memoryFor three weeks now, when Williams and his Tennessee teammates have glanced at any media account of their basketball activities, they have been reminded of the peak they have ascended. They are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll, and absolutely it can be unsettling if they forget not to look down. Players at Kentucky or Duke arrive fully expecting this sort of talk to be part of their experience. It is new to the Vols.“I think we’re still managing it. We’re still understanding where we’re at,” Williams said. “We still have time to grow. We’re not done yet. It would be different if we just fell off the wagon or we just gave up, but the fact we’re still showing that fight, that effort to claw back, we still have that grit. And that’s how you know we’re the team that we truly are.”The Vols have played five games since they were voted No. 1 by the AP on Jan. 21. They’ve won each of those games, although the first of those was a too-close-for-comfort overtime road win against meager Vanderbilt. The latest, Tuesday at home against overmatched Missouri, had a most perfunctory feel to it.No one among the Vols tried to pretend otherwise, even as they extended their winning streak to 17 games.“I thought some of the guys were a little lethargic,” Barnes told reporters. “I can’t tell you why. It happens. I’ve been doing this long enough to know it can happen to the best of them, but again we found a way of fighting through it to win a game.” KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — He’s aware of how lightly he was regarded as a college basketball prospect during his time at Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C. Growing up smack in the heart of ACC country, he knows who wrote and called regularly, and who didn’t.His rankings by recruiting analysts haven’t been erased merely because he has obliterated them with nearly three seasons’ worth of performances for the Tennessee Volunteers. A few simple keystrokes, and there it is: Grant Williams, three stars, No. 191 in the class of 2016.last_img read more

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