March 22 2017ANDREAS KAPSALIS returns to Arcosant

first_imgMarch 22, 2017ANDREAS KAPSALIS returns to Arcosanti for a Solo Guitar Performance in the Arcosanti cafe on Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm. “I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.” – Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer“Andreas is reinventing the art of guitar playing. He is the next level.” – Jim Tulio, Grammy Award winning producerConcert Ticket: $20 ($10 for students)
Buffet Lunch available at Cafe: $10For ticket purchase, please call 928.632.6217Andreas Kapsalis is a Greek American guitarist and composer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His first exposure to music was through his mother, Frances, a student of opera, and his father Peter, a violinist. Andreas began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11, reading and writing music as well as music theory. At the age of 18 he suffered a hand injury; during his recovery period, he began developing his 10 finger tapping techniques. Under the tutelage of composer and producer Jim Tullio, a student of Aaron Copland, he refined his compositional approach on the guitar using these techniques. Tullio produced Andreas’ first EP with Andreas’ arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s composition Blue Rondo a la Turk, which garnered attention from the composer himself, who said “I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.”Andreas began performing nationally with the Andreas Kapsalis Trio and recorded two discs featuring his compositions. While performing in LA, he was invited to apply for the Sundance Composers Labs. He was awarded the fellowship, an honor awarded to only six composers a year. This was his initiation into film composing. At the end of the Sundance Composers Lab, Andreas was invited by the directors to complete a score for their documentary film “Black Gold” among the documentaries selected for the January premier at the Sundance Film Festival. Founder of the Sundance Institute and Festival, Robert Redford, noted this was the first time in Sundance Institute history that documentary fellows and a composer fellow had an “official selection” at the Sundance Film Festival. Subsequently, he composed scores for several documentary and feature films such as “Pig Business” and “Mulberry Street” to name a few. He also has been commissioned by Northwestern University and Notre Dame to compose music for their silent film festivals as well. Following this, Andreas performed and recorded several discs with Polish singer/contra bassist Megitza and the AKGI duo. He has been performing internationally, solo and in various ensembles for festivals and concert series in North America, Europe and Asia, such as Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Calcutta Guitar Festival in India, the Canadian Guitar Festival and the Guitar Festival in the Phillipines.In addition, concerts have taken place in Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. 
Most recently Andreas was invited to Armenia to participate in “Sounds of Peace” a musical exchange featuring 60 artists from 10 different countries. Throughout his career he has also enjoyed teaching guitar for many years, first at the Kapsalis Music Shoppe, Elgin Community College, and Northwestern University Mini Courses. Being very much a self taught musician with a relatively unique playing technique and musical perspective, together with the variety of cultural experiences in the world of music, and as a traveler, Andreas continues to be inspired and eager to share the beauty of music and how it can enrich one’s life. Among his many projects, Andreas is composing and arranging pieces for a solo album.last_img read more

Rep Kelly named as chair of House Education Reform committee

first_img26Jan Rep. Kelly named as chair of House Education Reform committee Categories: Kelly News,News State Rep. Tim Kelly, of Saginaw Township, has been named chair of the House Education Reform Committee and the House Appropriations School Aid/Michigan Department of Education (MDE) subcommittee.“Education is incredibly crucial towards continuing Michigan’s comeback, so I’m honored and very appreciative to be leading two committees geared towards our future,” Kelly said. “Our outcomes in the classroom have to improve, so we have an important task to help develop the best education system possible for the students, their families, teachers and administrators.”Kelly is one of only two members to chair both a policy committee and an Appropriations subcommittee.He also has been named to the House Appropriations Committee and the Appropriations Joint Capital Outlay subcommittee.“We have a lot of work to get done for our residents over the next two years,” Kelly said. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing to develop the best education system possible, while ensuring we budget responsibly as a whole.”#####last_img read more

Another Netflix exec overseeing Indian content is

first_imgAnother Netflix exec overseeing Indian content is to depart the streaming giant.The Los Angeles-based Simran Sethi, who was a director of international originals and one of Netflix’s top creative execs for the Indian market, has stepped down from the business and will leave following a transition period.Her exit comes weeks after the departure of Swati Shetty, who most recently served as director of international originals and acquisitions, and was the streamer’s first appointment out of India.She left Netflix earlier this year to join Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment as VP of international content, based out of Los Angeles.According to Variety, Netflix prefers execs to be on the ground in India. This could be due to the Indian market’s growing importance to Netflix, which still lags behind local streamers such as Hotstar, Hooq and Voot, as well as a growing footprint by Amazon Prime Video.Going forward, Sethi’s role is to be based out of Mumbai, and will be hands-on, requiring constant interaction with the local production community.Sethi’s credits at Netflix include Richie Mehta’s Delhi Crime and Deepa Mehta’s Leila, as well as Ghoul and Selection Day. She was previously SVP of scripted originals at Freeform, where she reported into now-ABC Entertainment boss Karey Burke. She has also worked at NBC, Sony Pictures Television and Adam Sandler’s production banner Happy Madison Productions.last_img read more

The Irish airline formerly operated a route betwee

first_imgThe Irish airline formerly operated a route between the airport and Stansted but axed the flights in March 2017.“Operations of a double daily public service obligation route to London-Stansted commenced in May 2017, offering more frequency to London-Stansted but less capacity than the previous operator,” she said.Since February this year, Scottish airline Loganair has taken over the route to London.And last month, Loganair also started flights from the City of Derry Airport to Manchester. THE number of passengers that have used City of Derry Airport has halved over the last five years.Figures show that between 2013 and 2018, the numbers using the council-owned airport have fallen from nearly 385,000 in 2013, to nearly 186,000 in 2018.An airport spokeswoman said the decline is a result of reduced capacity following the withdrawal of Ryanair’s London-Stansted service. The airport is currently running at a £2.145m loss per year, paid for by Derry City and Strabane District Council ratepayers.The fall at CoDA is in stark contrast to the rise in number of passengers using Belfast International Airport which has saw its figures rise by 29 per cent.Two million more passengers used Belfast International alone last year than in 2013.Overall, more than 6.2 million travellers used the international airport in 2018, according to the Civil Aviation Authority figures.“Increasing our passenger numbers by more than 2.2 million in just five years is an impressive achievement,” a spokeswoman for the International airport said.“Of course, much more could be achieved without the burden of Air Passenger Tax (APD) and we will continue with our campaign to get rid of this hugely unfair tax that places Northern Ireland airports at an enormous disadvantage to the Republic of Ireland where no similar tax applies.”At George Best City airport, there was a fractional drop in passenger numbers between 2013 (2.54 million passengers) and 2018 (2.51 million passengers).Passenger numbers half at City of Derry Airport over five years was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet BELFAST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTDERRY CITY AND STRABANE COUNCILGeorge Best City airportlondon stanstedPassenger numbers half at City of Derry Airport over five yearsryanairlast_img read more