March 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.
Vodafone has agreed to buy Kabel Deutschland in a €7.7 billion deal that will establish the UK mobile operator as a leading triple-play cable provider in Germany – offering TV, broadband, mobile and fixed-line phone services. Vodafone is due to pay €87 per share, an increase of 37% on Kabel Deutschland’s share price as at 12 February 2013, the last trading day before takeover speculation for Kabel Deutschland first emerged. The deal values Kabel Deutschland’s at approximately €7.7 billion, and represents a total enterprise value of €10.7 billion, assuming €3 billion of adjusted net debt.Kabel Deutschland said that the takeover is primarily aimed at delivering growth in a “in a rapidly changing telecommunications and TV market,” which can be realised by combining Kabel Deutschland’s fixed line infrastructure and Vodafone’s strong position in the mobile market.Vodafone, which confirmed earlier this month that it had approached Kabel Deutschland about a potential offer, said that the combination of the two firms will create a business with €11.5 billion of pro forma revenues in Germany, and would give it 32.4 million mobile, 5.0 million broadband and 7.6 million direct TV customers in the country.Vodafone said it saw “significant potential” to accelerate the expansion of Kabel Deutschland’s business, claiming that it’s subscriber base is still “under penetrated” with pay TV and broadband penetration only 12% and 16% respectively.It added that the deal was part if its stated market-by-market convergence strategy of wholesale, organic fibre deployment or mergers and acquisitions.“German consumer and business demand for fast broadband and data services continues to grow substantially as customers increasingly access TV, fixed and mobile broadband services from multiple devices in the home and workplace and on the move, ”said Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao.“The combination of Vodafone Germany and Kabel Deutschland will greatly enhance our offerings in response to those needs and is consistent with Vodafone’s broader strategy of providing unified communications services,” he added.Kabel Deutschaland CEO Adrian v. Hammerstein said: “Kabel Deutschland and Vodafone are an ideal fit. Together, we have the opportunity to become Germany’s leading telecommunications and television provider and to create what for the German market is a unique, winning combination of fixed line and mobile communications.”The Management Board of Kabel Deutschland said it considers the price proposed by Vodafone attractive for shareholders and intends to recommend the offer, and said the deal could close before the Kabel Deutschland Annual General Meeting on 10 October 2013.
Kudelski Group and Google have struck a patent cross-licensing agreement the pair say will provide both companies with a patent license for their respective businesses, subject to certain limitations. Google will make a one-time payment to The Kudelski Group as part of the deal.“The Kudelski Group is focused on developing and licensing technology and intellectual property to the video market and we are pleased to license our patent portfolio to Google while also gaining access to Google patents. Operating companies benefit when they respect each other’s intellectual property rights and cross license their patents in a reasonable and collaborative manner. This agreement further validates the significant investment both companies have made and will continue to make in innovation to the benefit of consumers worldwide,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Kudelski Group.“We are pleased to enter into this agreement, which will allow us to continue to focus on building great products,” said Allen Lo, Google’s Deputy General Counsel for Patents. “Google has a portfolio of more than 55,000 patents and applications worldwide and is actively cross-licensing its patents in support of Google’s product ecosystem.”
The player was the victim of an unprovoked attack in Belfast on Tuesday night.It’s understood the injuries McAllister suffered include four broken teeth.The attack triggered shock waves within the Slaughtneil club and the Derry GAA community.John Joe Kearney, assistant manager of the football team, revealed last night that the club has been left “stunned” by what occurred. BelfastDANNY PAYNEDerryJOHN JOE KEARNEYJORDAN MCCONOMYSLAUGHTNEIL GAASLAUGHTNEIL PLAYER CONOR MCALlISTER VICIOUSLY ASSAULTED IN UNPROVOKED ATTACK “This is a despicable happening – we have a young sportsman, just coming into his prime, the victim of a full-blooded assault,” Kearney told the Belfast Telegraph.“He had played outstandingly for our hurlers on Sunday and as far as we were aware he was in the squad for Saturday’s football semi-final.“What happened to Conor puts everything into perspective.“This was naturally a big shock to his family and friends and all his playing colleagues here in Slaughtneil.“Conor loves his sport, he plays whatever code he is involved in fairly and he certainly did not deserve this.”The attack is the latest to happen to people from Derry on nights out in city centres.Last weekend Danny Payne was viciously assaulted in Derry city centre when he tried to act as a ‘Good Samaritan’ and intervene in an altercation in Newmarket Street.The married man, a former volunteer with Foyle Search and Rescue, has now been left fighting for his life in hospital following injuries he sustained to his head.And only a few weeks earlier Jordan McConomy lost his life after he was brutally attacked while on a night out in Derry city centre. Slaughtneil’s Conor McAllister was viciously assaulted while on a night out in BelfastDERRY’S leading sports clubs has been dealt a major blow after a rising Slaughtneil GAA star sustained serious facial injuries in an assault.The unprovoked and brutal attack on Conor McAllister comes just days before a crucial game this weekend.The reigning Derry and Ulster senior club football champions are scheduled to meet Tyrone kingpins Omagh St Enda’s tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, in a provincial championship quarter-final.But their mounting injury list has now been exacerbated after an assault on squad member Conor. SLAUGHTNEIL PLAYER CONOR MCALLISTER VICIOUSLY ASSAULTED IN UNPROVOKED ATTACK was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet