South Florida by the numbers: Formula One revs up Miami real estate

first_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Eddie Irvine with 424 Rivo Alto Drive, Miami Beach and Johnny Gray with 176 Spyglass Lane, Jupiter (Getty, Google Maps)“South Florida by the numbers” is a web feature that catalogs the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics.Miami…start your engines! The region’s hopes for post-pandemic momentum was super-fueled by Formula One’s recent commitment to hold annual races at Hard Rock Stadium, beginning in the second quarter of 2022. This will establish a diverse quadfecta of high-scale international events held in South Florida over the tourist season that will include Art Basel in December, the Miami International Boat Show in February, and the Miami Open in March. The opportunities to showcase the region to new waves of global visitors will be extraordinary, with tourism and real estate professionals already spinning up new ideas to capitalize on the interest. We examine the legacy of racing, drivers, and their impact on local real estate in this edition of South Florida by the numbers.10:Number of years Formula One has committed to host the Miami Grand Prix at Hard Rock Stadium — an arrangement Master Brokers Forum past chair Alicia Cervera Lamadrid likens to “… get(ing) the Super Bowl to commit for 10 years.” [TheRealDeal]$7.6 million:Price recently paid by former F1 driver Eddie Irvine for a waterfront home on the Venetian Islands this past December. An active player in the local market, Irvine also paid $5.1 million for a different property on the Venetian Islands and sold a nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom home on the Sunset Islands for $16 million. [TheRealDeal]Three:Number of times that driver and local resident Helio Castroneves has won the prestigious Indianapolis 500. The Brazilian native recently sold a 3,983-square-foot Fort Lauderdale home for $2.19 million, more than double the $1.1 million he paid for it in 2011. [SFBJ]$32.5 million:Listing price of former funny car and pro stock driver Johnny Gray’s mansion in Jupiter’s tony Admiral’s Cove neighborhood. According to this article, the 30,000-square-foot estate is the most expensive home ever listed in the area, featuring 365 feet of prime protected water frontage, with room enough to park a megayacht. [Realtor.com]$1,713:Per-square-foot price paid by former Formula One driver Enrique Bernoldi for his Palazzo Del Sol condo on Fisher Island in 2017. Bernoldi listed the three-bedroom, three-bathroom and one half-bath unit for $6.95 million ($1,832 per square foot) in December 2019. [MiamiHerald]This column is produced by the Master Brokers Forum, a network of South Florida’s elite real estate professionals where membership is by invitation only and based on outstanding production, as well as ethical and professional behavior. Tags Fisher IslandFort Lauderdalejupitermaster brokers forumreal estate eventsSouth Florida By The Numbersvenetian islandslast_img read more

Why this basketball coach gave up her job for her daughter

first_img Written by March 29, 2018 /Sports News – National Why this basketball coach gave up her job for her daughter FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A coach has stepped down from her position as head of the University of Virginia women’s basketball team to travel to Senegal with her young daughter to finalize her adoption.At issue? The family isn’t sure when they will be able to return to the United States.“It’s rocked me for sure,” Joanne Boyle, 54, told ABC News.Boyle said she had wanted to adopt a child from Senegal since she was a teenager. Boyle said she’d tried before with no luck until 2012, when a family friend connected her to an orphanage in the city of Tambacounda, which sent her a picture of Ngoty, now age 6, who was given up for adoption by her grandmother when she was a baby.Five months later, Boyle, who had visited the country before as the head coach of the University of California, Berkeley’s women’s basketball team, was back on a plane to Senegal to meet the baby and officially begin the adoption process. Over the next two years, Boyle said she took 14 trips back and forth to Tambacounda. Ngoty was sick — suffering from severe malnutrition and constant fevers, as well as a number of other ailments. At age 3, she weighed just 23 pounds, Boyle said.In 2014, Boyle was granted legal guardianship of Ngoty and given a court order allowing her to take the child out of Senegal. In December of that year, Boyle returned to the U.S. with Ngoty — still ill and using a tourist visa — by her side. But their troubles were just beginning. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denied Ngoty’s I-600, a document that qualifies an orphan as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen.Boyle, through her lawyer, Irene Steffas, tried to appeal the denial, but according to the USCIS, Ngoty cannot be in the U.S. when the form is filed and processed.Therefore, Ngoty has to return to Senegal, but she won’t go alone. Boyle will be heading back with her daughter. But the process could take months or even years.There is a glimmer of hope, however: Ngoty’s story is gaining traction.Former 2016 vice presidential candidate and current U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., has contacted USCIS on the family’s behalf, his office told ABC News, and he went to Charlottesville on Sunday to offer his help in any way he can.“Ngoty is an energetic and active kid who likes to play dress-up and Nerf basketball with her neighborhood friends. Joanne has been working toward an international adoption for a decade,” Kaine said in a statement to ABC News. “Immigration officials have it in their power to grant this approval — and they should — so Joanne and Ngoty don’t have to say goodbye to the community they love.” Boyle is staying positive and relying on her faith, she said.“I have been on a journey for a long time. I have always walked in faith. I know there’s a purpose,” Boyle said. “If I don’t walk in that way, I will fall down.”Boyle said she will do all she can for her daughter and consider this time in Senegal an adventure for the two of them. But because she doesn’t know when she’ll return, she stepped down from her position as head coach of UVA’s women’s basketball team.“The person who is the head coach of this program needs to fully commit themselves and give their all to these deserving young women,” Boyle said in a statement announcing her retirement, citing only a “family matter.”Looking back, Boyle said her time as UVA’s coach was “an unforgettable seven years” as she coached women “who were united, selfless and truly committed to one another,” the statement read.“It was a pleasure and honor to coach them,” the statement added.UVA fully supports Boyle’s decision. Virginia athletics director Carla Williams described Joanne Boyle as “a tremendous representative” of UVA and a “tireless worker” in a statement.“I understand her personal situation and respect her decision,” Williams said. “It is a reflection of who she is as a person.”USCIS declined to comment on the case other than to say: “We are committed to acting in the best interest of the children and families while upholding the integrity of our country’s immigration system.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Faculty, Full-Time, Doctor of Physical Therapy

first_imgScholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advanceknowledge Optimizes class/ lab /online environment that isconducive to student learning by developing creative, challengingand evidence-based learning opportunitiesUses learning assessment information to improve teaching andcurriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meetprogram and institutional goalsProvides current, organized, error free instructionalmaterialsMaintains all components of the learning environment includingonline course portal management LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONFaculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by acountry’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, andbe licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specificprograms.TRAVELSome travel may be requested up to 20% of the time BUSINESSCOMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as necessary.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’sprofessionServes on programmatic and university committees as assignedActively participates in his/her professional associationServes as university liaison in community and/or professionalactivitiesUses release time that enhances the program (e.g. – clinicalpractice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) asapproved by the program directorParticipates in university governance, curriculum planning, andfunctions to support development and growth of theinstitutionAdministration: supports efficient and consistent practicesacross all programsPerforms course coordinator and lead instructor roles asassigned; works collaboratively with members of the teamAdvises students on academic, professional and/or personal issueswhile providing referrals when appropriateProvides other administrative duties as assignedCompletes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and setsgoals for the next year in collaboration with the program director;is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meetperformance goalsProfessionalism: displays the behaviors of a professionalacademician and follows expected discipline specific Code ofEthicsPromotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviorsinside and outside the classroom settingSupports and exemplifies the University’s core valuesActively engages in interprofessional collaborationactivitiesUpholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies andUniversity policies/proceduresOTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOther responsibilities as assigned by the Academic ProgramDirectorPOSITION IN ORGANIZATIONReports to:Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program DirectorPositions Supervised: Contributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when assigned tocoursesTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCETerminal academic degree preferred. Post-professionalmaster’s degree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinicalexpertise with plans to obtain a terminal academic degree will beconsidered.A minimum of 1 year of teaching experience at thecollege/university level.Experience with distance learning preferred.A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content required.Experience in scholarly activity preferred.center_img The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYA core faculty member at the University of St. Augustine for HealthSciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focused learningopportunities for students in the health science professions,through face-to-face, blended, and online delivery methods. Thefaculty member is responsible for academic advising and overseeingfinal program projects. They provide service to the Universitythrough committee, curriculum improvement, and advocacy for theprofession. The faculty are scholars, being involved in buildingand integrating knowledge for advancement of the profession and theUniversity.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESTeaching: provides student-centered learning through bestpractice teaching activities Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/facultydevelopment plan as required by accreditation and universitystandardsStays current with clinical practice and evidence that supportcontent area expertise and professional growthDisseminates scholarly work consistent with University policiesand accreditation expectations Committed to Mission and Values – Has a clearunderstanding of institution’s mission and values. Has a passionfor facilitating learning and for enabling students to navigatetheir own learning journey.Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelled bythe opportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessional practice or creativity.Accountable – Takes personal responsibility for owngoals and outcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clearexpectations, follows through on commitments to students and holdsthem accountable for assignments and performanceCollaborative – Works cooperatively with others acrossthe institution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive andfair to others.Communicates Effectively – Adapts oral and writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others.Drives Engagement – Makes students feel welcome,understood and valued. Creates a learning environment that iscompelling, challenging and productive.Academic Discipline Expertise – Has sufficientcredentials, industry expertise and/or experience in the disciplineto teach according to the standards and qualificationsrequired.Education Design – Designs learning experiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overall learning effectiveness.Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoringand ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’ timeand attention effectively.last_img read more

Book Review

first_imgThe High StreetPhilip WilkinsonQuercus Books, £20If ever there was a timely moment to remind a government of its pre-election bluster about reviving the high street, it is this spin-off of a major BBC series that airs this month.The High Street offers the historical backdrop to the programme in which a number of retailers from baker to butcher to grocer are taken on an historical journey by reliving a century of retailing. Occupying a row of vacant shops in Shepton Mallett, the show charts our changing relationship with our shopkeepers from the 1870s onwards, reminding us how much we have to lose by allowing the slow strangulation of our town centres.Victorian bakeries were among our most visited shops, which was a mixed blessing for their customers since bread throughout much of the 19th century was adulterated with the chemical alum to make it cheaper. But what defined this bygone era was the feeling of community and support that is all but lost. “It’s a sense of comradeship that is missing today,” says the show’s baker Nigel Devlin.Bakers were quick to adopt new technologies over the following decades, not least by being among the first to use delivery vans in the 1930s to build even closer relationships with customers. But that customer service was soon to be challenged by the rise of the multiples. It is among the most prescient of historical vignettes that the current battle between Tesco and Hovis over price echoes back to Jack Cohen of Tesco’s successful campaign to change the Resale Price Maintenance Law. Until 1964, this legislation had allowed manufacturers to set shop prices, but was blown away under legal challenge, heralding a new era of volume buying and discount retailing. This sounded the death knell for many small shops.So what of the future? Wilkinson suggests the road to revival begins with highlighting the diversity of local shops, adaptability and flair for retailing and offering the kind of service the Victorians would be proud of. Oh, and some sympathetic planning law changes wouldn’t go amiss if you’re reading, Mr Cameron.last_img read more

Recall for Progresso Organic Chicken Noodle Soup

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNews Twitter Facebook (95.3 MNC) More than 15,000 pounds of Progresso Organic Chicken Noodle Soup is being recalled because it isn’t chicken noodle soup.According to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the cans labeled chicken noodle soup actually contain pasta and meatballs.The recalled soup was sold in 14-ounce cans with a best-by date of May 26, 2022. The establishment number is EST18826A.The soup was distributed to stores nationwide.If you have any of the recalled soup, you should throw it away or return it to the store where it was purchased. Previous articleDoctors: Don’t let coronavirus keep you from getting heart checksNext articleNiles woman, 90, killed in crash at U.S. 12 and M-60 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – August 19, 2020 0 188 Pinterest WhatsApp Recall for Progresso Organic Chicken Noodle Souplast_img read more

Boy, 16, killed in shooting, second juvenile injured in shooting on Fellows Street

first_img Boy, 16, killed in shooting, second juvenile injured in shooting on Fellows Street Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A 16-year-old boy was killed and another juvenile injured after they were shot in South Bend. Police were called to the 1500 block of Fellows Street around 4:50 p.m. on Monday, April 12, where they found the two boys who had suffered apparent gunshot wounds.Investigators have not released information about the circumstances that led to the shooting, but did confirm they are searching for a suspect who was seen running down an alley.The condition of the second victim has been stabilized. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.Anybody with has information is asked to contact Metro Homicide or Michiana Crime Stoppers.The following information was sent to 95.3 MNC from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit:UPDATE: At approximately 9:30 p.m., one of the shooting victims from thisinvestigation, a 16 year old male, was pronounced deceased at a local medical facility.His name is being withheld at this time, and will be released when family and relativeshave been notified.An autopsy date and time have not yet been established.No arrests have been made at the issuance of this release. This is an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone has information, they are encouraged to please contactCounty Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP.ORIGINAL RELEASE: On April 12, 2021 at approximately 3:48 p.m. officers ofthe South Bend Police Department responded to the 1500 block of S. Fellows Street inSouth Bend, IN regarding a shooting. Officers discovered two males who had sufferedapparent gunshot wound[s]. The victims were transported to a local medical facility andare currently undergoing treatment for their wounds. Preliminary indications of theinjuries sustained by one of the victims is grave.Per protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was activated andis currently handling the investigation. C.M.H.U. investigators are withholding theidentity of the victims as they are both juveniles.This is an active and on-going investigation. If anyone has information, they areencouraged to please contact County Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP. Facebook Pinterest By Jon Zimney – April 13, 2021 0 198 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Previous articleOne person injured in shooting on Huey Street in South BendNext articlePublic health alert issued for more than 200,000 pounds of ground turkey due to Salmonella concerns Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

New Allman Brothers Band 1971 Live Album To Premiere On SiriusXM’s JamOn This Week

first_imgThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band, whose first rehearsal together took place on March 26th.Related: Inside The First-Ever Allman Brothers Band RehearsalIn honor of the important milestone, Sirius XM’s JamOn (ch. 29) is giving listeners the exclusive first listen of an unreleased Allman Brothers Band concert album captured live at San Francisco, CA’s Fillmore West in 1971, which is officially due out later this year.The Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore West 1971 premieres on JamOn tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th at 2:00 pm ET, hosted by former ABB guitarist Warren Haynes and his wife, JamOn’s own Stef Scamardo. The segment will air again at various times throughout the week.The counterpart to 1971’s live album At Fillmore East, the forthcoming record is expected to include the top performances from the January 29th performance–which happened just a month before the legendary NYC run that would go on to become a platinum-certified live album. It was only eight months later that bandleader and guitar virtuoso Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident. Original bassist Berry Oakley Jr. died one year later in almost the exact same place. In honor of the original lineup–which also featured Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, and Dickey Betts–the Allman Brothers Band continued to tour with a rotating lineup for 45 years and officially had their final show in 2014.According to a 2017 interview with longtime Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, there’s still a great deal of music in the Allman Brothers Band archives that has yet to be released via the band’s own label and RED distribution. “We’ll keep putting things out as long as there’s an appetite for it,” Holman told Billboard. “There’s a great deal of material [left], and still a lot of interest in hearing these things, we think.”Check out the full schedule below and pick a time to listen to this unreleased live Allman Brothers gem on SiriusXM’s JamOn (ch. 29) this week.The Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore West 1971 – Airtime ScheduleTuesday 3/26 @ 2pm ETWeds 3/27 @ 11am ETThursday 3/28 @ 6pm ETFriday 3/29 @ 8am ETSaturday 3/30 @ 3pm ETSunday 3/31 @ Noon ETlast_img read more

A hot idea for conserving energy

first_imgWhen winter temperatures drop to frigid in Cambridge, the air inside some rooms at Eliot House soars to downright tropical.That’s because Eliot, an upperclassman dormitory built in 1931, uses a steam-driven heat exchanger to pump hot water through the building whenever the outdoor temperature drops below 48 degrees. To ensure that enough steam reaches radiators at the end of the line, radiators in rooms closer to the input get hotter than necessary.With limited temperature controls in their dorm rooms, some sweltering students resort to cracking windows to let some of the heat escape. Aldís Elfarsdóttir ’18, an environmental science and engineering concentrator at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), didn’t like the environmental implications of that.Curious about the impact of wasting all that energy, she took on an extracurricular project through her work with the Harvard Office for Sustainability (OFS) to quantify the amount of energy flying out the windows during wintertime. This inefficiency is one reason undergraduate Houses are undergoing a renewal that includes state-of-the-art heating systems and energy-efficient windows.Working with Siemens energy engineer Christopher Bitzas, Elfarsdóttir discovered that if all its windows were kept closed through the winter, Eliot House could save 358 million BTUs of thermal energy — slightly more energy than an average person in the United States consumes during an entire year. Based on the cost of purchasing steam, closing the windows would save nearly $14,000 each winter.With that data in mind, Elfarsdóttir attended a design-thinking workshop at SEAS, organized in conjunction with OFS. There she met Patrick Kuiper, M.E. ’16, then an applied mathematics master’s student, who introduced her to Patrick Day, S.M. ’16, an engineering sciences master’s student. Together, they launched a data-gathering project to help Eliot House conserve energy. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office of Physical Resources and Planning provided funding, and OFS advised the team. House reopens after 15-month renewal project No loss of character in new-look Dunster The project involved installing Intel Edison Internet of Things development boards, retrofitted with temperature and humidity sensors, into 15 Eliot House dorm rooms to gather real-time environmental data.“We had been using these devices for fun, and then Aldís came along and had a great application for them,” Kuiper said. “These simple devices give us a way to quantitatively analyze people’s temperature perceptions.”Fine-tuning the miniature computers and connecting them to Amazon Web Service to collect and organize data was an iterative process that involved its share of trial and error, Day said.But the biggest challenge the team faced came when they arrived at Eliot House in early August to install the devices. Due to a scheduling conflict with a move-in day, they had less than 24 hours to set up all 15 computers. They had to work late into the night to installing the sensors in all four floors of the House.The devices now provide temperature and humidity information twice an hour. The team intends to use that data, in conjunction with qualitative input from resident surveys, to help students select rooms they are likely to find more comfortable.So far, 106 residents have completed a survey that asks their temperature preferences and demographic background. In the spring, Elfarsdóttir will survey residents again to determine whether their room felt too hot or too cold for them during the winter.That data will lay the foundation for a model that can be used to make suggestions to students when it comes time for room selection, said Kuiper. For instance, a student who hails from the Deep South and loves beach weather might be more comfortable in a room that gets warmer in winter, he said.“I am so excited to see this project come to life,” Elfarsdóttir said. “Our hope is that, by increasing occupant comfort, we can simultaneously save energy because there will be reduced window-opening during winter.”In addition to reducing energy usage, the team hopes the data generated will contribute to other research projects, at Harvard and beyond.“Maybe this project will help inform the upcoming renovations at Eliot House,” Day said. “Hopefully, this will provide some real data that will help decision-makers select a heating system that will work better for the building.”Heather Henriksen, who directs the OFS, said one of her office’s primary goals is to facilitate projects like this that use the campus as a test bed for student and faculty research.For Elfarsdóttir, it was especially rewarding to work on a project that could impact the future of her House, which is due to be renovated in three years.As she travels through narrow hallways and up creaky flights of stairs, checking the sensors and chatting with housemates about the project’s progress, it’s clear to Elfarsdóttir that stately Eliot House has become a living laboratory.“This project has impressed upon me how data can show us, in a completely quantitative way, how we are interacting with our living environment,” she said. 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‘Sketching’ with clay

first_img“The most difficult part about being a potter is having that steady hand to work the clay,” master potter Ben Owen III tells an appreciative crowd at a recent workshop at the Harvard Ceramics Building in Allston.The third-generation artisan from North Carolina dispensed advice and stories from behind the wheel as he shaped vases and teapots. “Major in the minors,” he said, encouraging the student and community potters to pay attention to the details.“I have never seen a visiting artist make as many works in such a short amount of time,” said Kathy King, director of education for the ceramics program. “This enthusiasm for his craft and generosity in sharing his techniques was impressive.”Owen said his grandfather began teaching him pottery when he was 9 years old. He would say, “Each pot is a sketch for the next one.”,Owen recalled being 13 when his grandfather was bedridden with arthritis and leg pain from years at the kick wheel, worsened by a cold. The teenager snuck out to the studio with one of his elder’s teapots to use as a model, and made three of his own.“I did the best I could with my skill,” Owen said. “I took them into the house to show him. I was so proud to show him I made three teapots.“He sat right up, and he had been in the bed most of the day. … ‘You made your knob too small. You made your handle too thin. You made your spout too big.’ And the next day he was right back out there with me. ‘We’re going to try these teapots again.’” Owen laughed. “The reason why my grandfather lived longer was he never knew what I was going to do next. He was such a great mentor.”Graduate student Ana Paula Hirano, a relative newcomer to pottery, said she learned new techniques from Owen, such as using a potter’s tool called the rib to dry the clay.“He talked about how he wedges, and how that creates a certain spiral on the clay,” added Alex Kim ’21. “He then showed us how putting that spiral on the wheel in the wrong direction can have an effect on the structural quality of a clay piece. … I am eager to apply this new method to my craft.”last_img read more

Cherry Jones to Headline The Glass Menagerie in the West End

first_img Star Files Two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones will appear alongside Michael Esper, Kate O’Flynn and Brian J. Smith in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie in the West End. Directed by John Tiffany, the Broadway and Edinburgh International Festival hit production will begin previews on January 26, 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Opening night is set for February 2.Time is the longest distance between two places. A domineering mother. A daughter lost in a world of her own. A son determined to leave. Former Southern Belle, Amanda Wingfield, is desperate to find a husband for her fragile daughter Laura, whilst son Tom dreams of breaking free from their faded St. Louis home. But will the long-awaited “gentleman caller” fulfill or shatter the family’s delicate dreams?Jones will reprise her Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as Amanda Wingfield, with fellow Edinburgh International Festival cast members Michael Esper as Tom and Kate O’Flynn as Laura. Brian J. Smith will reprise his Tony Award-nominated Broadway role as the Gentleman Caller.The production, which originated in 2013 at the American Repertory Theater, will feature movement by Steven Hoggett, design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Nico Muhly.The limited engagement will run through April 29. Cherry Jones in ‘The Glass Menagerie'(Photo: Michael J. Lutch/American Repertory Theater) Cherry Jones View Commentslast_img read more