Bourns Supremacy Reigns Supreme at Angelstone

first_imgAndrew Bourns made it two for two this week at Angelstone’s Headwaters Cup aboard Karina Aziz’ Chacco’s Goldy, winning both Thursday night’s FEI Open Welcome and Super Saturday’s $50,000 FEI Grand Prix presented by Mar-Co Contracting.Andrew and Chacco’s Goldy proved to be unbeatable this week, leaving Andrew thrilled with his mount. “Goldy’s a very special horse. I’m riding her for Karina Aziz while she recovers from her ankle surgery. I’m very grateful to Karina and Iron Horse Farm for the opportunity to ride such a wonderful horse. I’ve been riding her for two months now and I’m very happy with the progress she’s made. I trained with Jos Kumps recently, he’s a friend of mine from Belgium, and he helped me a lot to develop this horse. Now that I’ve built a good relationship with her she’s just getting better and better.”Mar-Co Contracting recently upgraded Angelstone’s EEC grass ring by injecting sand onto the turf with their specialty machine the ‘sand master,’ to allow nineteen riders to compete on the newly upgraded turf.Seven horses jumped the first round clear and were invited to contest the jump off course. Andrew Bourns beat them all, but a close second went to Erynn Ballard and Angelstone Partners’, Appy Cara in a beautiful fast, clear round.“I was lucky to get the ride on Appy while his Keean was away competing at Spruce Meadows. It seemed to be a good match right from the start. I really believe in his ability and he seems to believe in me as well. The pressure was on last night to do well in front of the home crowd and the packed stands, and Appy really rose to the occasion. He gave me everything he had, even with one stirrup down the last line he kept all the jumps up and was amazing throughout the class. In the Jump off, it was the most I’ve asked of him in terms of speed, he kept trying and jumped his guts out. I couldn’t be more in love! I would like to thank Angelstone Partners and Keean for giving me the opportunity to ride such an incredible horse.”Russia’s Liubov Kochetova and Balou Du Reventon also jumped double clear to round out the top three. Frieda and Ainsley Vince finished fourth with just one down in the jump off.Thank you to our generous sponsor Mar-Co Contracting for sponsoring last night’s Super Saturday $50,000 FEI Grand Prix. It was a perfect evening of show jumping for the riders to perform in front of a packed stadium crowd. We forward look to hosting another fabulous Super Saturday at Angelstone August 23rd during the Champions Week. Tags: Angelstone Farms, Andrew Bourns, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

Jessica Springsteen is the boss of the LGCT Grand Prix of St. Tropez

first_imgAn exceptional end to the sixth edition of the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, the 17th leg of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour and the Global Champions League! A stone’s throw from the mythical Pampelonne Beach, in front of a thrilled crowd, America’s Jessica Springsteen won her first LGCT 5* Grand Prix in an exceptional jump-off. Earlier in the day, the provisional ranking of the Global Champions League, the team circuit, underwent some major changes.While the Madrid in Motion team (Eric van der Vleuten on Wunschkind 19, and Maikel van der Vleuten on Beauville Z), double clear in this round (six faults overall after two rounds), have just won the thirteenth leg of the Global Champions  League, the circuit’s provisional ranking has evolved.The St. Tropez Pirates (Olivier Robert with Tempo de Paban, and Pieter Devos with Claire Z), fifth today (twelve faults after two rounds) are now in the lead. The London Knights (Ben Maher with Concona, and Olivier Philippaerts with H&M Legend of Love, fourteenth in Ramatuelle, with a big score of forty-eight faults after two rounds), go into third place of the provisional ranking. The Shanghai Swans (Peder Fredricson on Zacramento, and Daniel Deusser on Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, second with the second double clear round in the class, nine faults after two rounds), go into second place of the provisional ranking of the Global Champions League.The class, in which combinations who were not taking part in the Global Champions League also competed, was won by America’s Kent Farrington on Creedance, the fastest of the seventeen clear rounds. As for the French riders, only Pénélope Leprévost and Vancouver de Lanlore jumped clear and finished in eleventh place.What the riders had to sayEric van der Vleuten (Madrid in Motion): “My mare Wunschkind 19 is exceptional. I have been riding her for a long time, but I feel like she’s still progressing. Ramatuelle – Saint-Tropez is our second victory in the Global Champions League in France, after the one in Cannes.”Maikel van der Vleuten (Madrid in Motion): “It’s obviously fantastic to win a second leg with my father. But today, family means more than the victory We both had to jump clear. Maybe we were luckier than the others, but that’s the way it goes.”Jessica Springsteen: girl power!Fourteen jump-off riders, a single lady rider and an amazing victory for the daughter of the Boss. This evening, as part of the sixth edition of the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, the 17th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, Bruce Springsteen must have been delighted to be the father of the girl who has made a name for herself by winning her first LGCT 5* Grand Prix, a stone’s throw from Pampelonne Beach. Helped by her exceptional RMF Zecilie, whose handiness must have made many green with envy today, the lady rider finished ahead of all the other competitors! In particular Belgium’s Peter Devos, now the leader of the provisional ranking, who, first to go in the jump-off, jumped double clear and seemed unbeatable. But Jessica shaved a second off the time of the rider who she relegated to second place in the class. Even the master Marcus Ehning said to the big winner of the day: “You were f****** amazing!” France’s Simon Delestre, also double clear on his bounding Hermès Ryan, preferred to play it safe and finished in third place.The sixth edition of the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show finished in front of grandstands which were full and buzzing, with an American victory and the compliments of the president and founder of the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Global Champions League, Jan Tops: “The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show is an example for all the shows: every detail is taken into consideration and it’s a pleasure to come here both for the riders and the public.” These compliments deeply touched the organiser Denis Monticolo, “proud to belong to the Longines Global Champions Tour and Longines Global Champions League family”.What the riders had to saySimon Delestre (FRA), third in the class: “Hermès Ryan did a fantastic job, but I couldn’t go any faster without taking stupid risks.”Pieter Devos (BEL), second in the class, new leader of the Longines Global Champions Tour provisional ranking: “I knew I had to be in the top 3 today to beat Ben Maher and go into first place. I gave it my all today.”Jessica Springsteen (USA), winner of the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Ramatuelle – Saint-Tropez: “RMF Zecilie was literally flying today! She jumped exceptionally and I’m delighted, especially for her owners. I was the only woman in the jump-off but that’s not what counts: before I went into the ring I just focused on my mare and our combination. Now I can’t wait to ride in the next leg of the circuit in New York, where I’ll competing at home.”Full results here. Tags: Jessica Springsteen, show jumping, Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, RMF Zecilie, Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Show Jumping:Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.Setback for Spanish Rivals in Morrissey ‘Major League’ DisputeBy approving the MMG’s new league, the FEI says it is not de-recognizing the original NEL concept and that there is room for both series.Thunderbird Show Park Cancels 2021 Nations CupDue to an extension of the current pandemic restrictions, the venue is unable to host the Canadian Premier and Odlum Brown BC Open. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

ROMANIA: Dinamo Bucharest still on 100%, Dobrogea Sud stopped by Timisoara

first_img4.CSM Bucuresti9702246:21421 5.Potaissa Turda8602251:21618 2.Dobrogea Sud8701224:18621 11.Suceava9225214:2388 Romania to try with NBA system in season 2020/2021 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Ante Kuduz and Cristina Neagu Romanian MVP 2019/2020! 9.CSM Fagaras9405203:20312 10.Calarasi8305209:2029 16.Botosani800867:1490 Related Items:Romanian Handball League 13.Vaslui8116210:2494 14.CSM Bacau9108131:1843 1.Din. Bucuresti8800245:17824 3.Timisoara9702203:17021 15.Resita9009199:2550 8.Buzau9513248:24416 12.CSM Focsani520390:946 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe Romanian handball League has been playing in tournament system where all the teams gathering on some place and playing more matches in a row. After eight rounds, only Dinamo Bucharest are still on 100% with goal difference +67.The only followers were Dobrogea SUD, but they lost Round 8 match against Timisoara 25:23.Here are the results of Round 8:AHC Potaissa Turda – CSM Bacău – 32:23SCM Politehnica Timișoara – AHC Dunărea Călărași – 26:24CS Dinamo București – CSM Reșița – 39:23CSM Făgăraș – CSM București – 23:32CSM Vaslui – CS HC Buzau 2012 – 28:33CSA Steaua – AHC Dobrogea Sud Constanta – 28:32STANDING: 7.Steaua Bucuresti9522214:19117 Romanian teams don’t want to play more in current season Click to comment 6.Minaur Baia Mare9603206:18718last_img read more

WATCH: Widespread Panic Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of Dead Cover At Red Rocks

first_imgNeedless to say, Widespread Panic’s sold-out run from the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre earlier this June was one for the books. The Athens, GA products offered up a fiery red-hot three-night run that featured covers of The Band, Tom Waits, Traffic, Yes as well as the Grateful Dead, fittingly enough the same weekend the Core Four members of the Dead kicked off their Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara, CA. Now, you can relive Panic’s take on the Dead’s “Cream Puff War” as well as their classic tune “Holden Oversoul” with some pro-shot footage from the Rocks that weekend. Take a look below.  Holden Oversoul > Cream Puff War > Holden Oversoul (6/27/2015)Holden Oversoul > Cream Puff War > Holden Oversoul at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, June 27, 2015.Shot & edited by Andy Tennille PhotographyMixed by Brett OrrisonPosted by Widespread Panic on Monday, August 17, 2015 Setlists: Widespread Panic at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 6/26/2015 – 6/28/2015Friday:Set One: Pilgrims > Pigeons, Wondering > Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, Proving Ground > Chilly Water > Proving Ground, Pickin’ Up The Pieces > NorthSet Two: Makes Sense To Me, Dyin’ Man, Conrad, Shut Up And Drive, Blight > Life During Wartime, It Ain’t No Use* > Drums > Jam* > Ribs And Whiskey*, Walk On, Ain’t Life GrandEncore: Cease Fire, Jamais Vu > Goin’ Out WestEntire show with Duane Trucks on drums* with CR Gruver on keyboardsSaturday:Set One: Surprise Valley > Junior > Old Neighborhood > Bust It Big > Cotton Was King, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Steven’s Cat, Honky Red > Surprise Valley > Love TractorSet Two: Let’s Get Down To Business, Little Kin, Barstools and Dreamers, Saint Ex, Airplane > Rebirtha > Jam > Drums > Diner, Blue Indian, Holden Oversoul > Cream Puff War > Holden OversoulEncore: Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys* > Tie Your Shoes > Low Spark Of High Heeled BoysEntire show with Duane Trucks on drums* with Bill Bass on percussionSunday:Set One: The Take Out > Porch Song, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Sleeping Man, Can’t Get High > Who Do You Belong To?, All Time Low > Rock, B of D > One Arm Steve > Jam > Use MeSet Two: Let’s Get The Show On The Road > Up All Night, Sell Sell, Chainsaw City, Degenerate > Jam > Driving Song > I’m Not Alone > Driving Song > Breathing Slow > Drums > Jack > Impossible > Imitation Leather ShoesEncore: Lean On Me > Vacation, Stop Breakin’ Down BluesEntire show with Duane Trucks on drums[‘The Fish’ jam after ‘Drums’][‘James Bond Theme’ tease during ‘Diner’]last_img read more

‘Daze Between’ Stream To Feature Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, JRAD, More For Nine-Day Jerry Garcia Celebration

first_imgDaze Between, a nine-day stream event celebrating Jerry Garcia, has announced a lineup featuring Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, and many more.The term “Days Between” refers to the nine-day stretch in early August celebrated by Deadheads each year commemorating the life and work of Garcia between the day of his birth in 1942 (August 1st) and the day of his death in 1995 (August 9th). This will mark the first year that the holiday will be celebrated online, as fans mourn 25 years since the loss of the beloved musician during a summer virtually devoid of regular live concerts.Related: Grateful Dead ‘Shakedown Stream’: Shoreline Amphitheatre 9/29/89, David Crosby Pre-Show [Watch]The full lineup will feature performances by ALO, Andy Thorn, Amigo the Devil, Amos Lee, Bob Weir & The Campfire Band, Circles Around The Sun, Dark Star Orchestra, David Grisman, Del McCoury Band, Della Mae, From Good Homes, Fruition, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Graham Nash, Greensky Bluegrass, Greg Errico, Hiss Golden Messenger, Hot Tuna, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Katie Skene, Keller Williams, Kitchen Dwellers, Leslie Mendelson, Lettuce ft. Melvin Seals, Marco Benevento, Midnight North, Molly Tuttle, Nicki Bluhm, Peter Rowan, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Railroad Earth, Roots of Creation, Ross James, Sandy Rothman, Seth Walker, Scott Law, Tejon Street Corner Thieves, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Record Company, Travelin’ McCourys, Twiddle, Tyler Grant & Lindsay Lou, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more to be announced.In addition to music, this fundraising event for The Rex Foundation will also include screenings of Move Me Brightly and Fire on the Mountain, as well as auctions, storytelling, photos, and much more. During Daze Between, fans will have the chance to win a guitar signed by Bob Weir during an auction of Grateful Dead memorabilia, in addition to books of Jay Blakesberg‘s photography, a complete set of Garcia-inspired posters by Chuck Sperry, and more.“Daze Between is a celebration of all things good, giving + the Grateful Dead,” a press release stated. “Through the nine days of programming, a wide range of artists, storytellers, community members, and Rex will come together to show the fabric of the community. We have always looked to Garcia’s words and music for hope in hard times; and in the 25th year since his passing, we are once again coming together as a community to celebrate and honor his impact.”The nine-day Daze Between stream begins on August 1st with Rock My Soul, a day-long celebration of what would have been Garcia’s 78th birthday, presented by FANS.com. Head to the Daze Between website for more information and scroll down to see a full schedule of streams.last_img read more

Save Our Stages Fest Raises Over $1.8 Million In Donations For NIVA Emergency Relief Fund

first_imgLast weekend, Save Our Stages Fest brought together over 35 nationally-renowned artists from 25 venues across the country. The musicians’ urgent pleas—alongside those of the festival’s organizer, the National Independent Venue Association—were heard loud and clear by audiences, who stepped up to donate over $1.8 million (and counting) to the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund.The three-day virtual festival saw performances from Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews, The Roots, Miley Cyrus, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Portugal. The Man, The Revivalists, and many more. These artists appeared at such legendary venues as the  9:30 Club, Appolo Theater, Belly Up Tavern, Boulder Theater, Exit / In, The Independent, Preservation Hall, Ryman Auditorium, Tipitina’s, Troubadour, Whisky A Go Go, World Cafe Live, and more from across the country.Related: Founders Of Turkuaz, L4LM Recruit Maggie Rose, Nikki Glaspie, More For ‘Keep Your Mind In Tune’ Episode 3 [Watch]The Save Our Stages Fest funds raised thus far are inclusive of donations made through YouTube Giving’s Donate button, the Save Our Stages website, text to donate (SOSFEST to 44321, which is still active), and merch sales. This came as NIVA’s latest effort to sound the alarm across the country about the dire financial need that independent venues are still suffering from. Since introduced in the Senate back in July, NIVA has campaigned for the passage of the Save Our Stages Act as 90% of venue owners surveyed by the non-profit say that they will be forced to close permanently without immediate government assistance.Videos from Save Our Stages Fest are still available on artists’ YouTube pages, and the donation buttons are still active. Beginning on Saturday, NIVA will kick off Independent Venue Week with a memorabilia auction to benefit the NIVA Emergency Relief Fund. From October 24th—30th, Independent Venue Week will spotlight programming from some of the country’s most treasured music establishments, as well as panel discussions of pressing issues facing the industry. For more information, head to the event’ website.Earlier this month, NIVA won a major victory as the House of Representatives passed the $2.2 trillion Heroes act which was recently amended to include the Save Our Stages Act. The SOS Act offers over $10 billion in much-needed funding for independent venues in the form of loans and non-repayable grants to keep up with payroll and other operating costs. Unfortunately, the Heroes Act still needs approval from the Senate, and President Donald Trump has stated that he will not approve any further COVID-19 stimulus packages until after the November election.last_img read more

Guinness Ad About Friendship Through Adversity Will Make Your Day

first_img(WATCH the inspiring 1:00 video)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDedication. Loyalty. Friendship. “The choices we make reveal the true nature of our character.”An inspiring new television ad from the Guinness brewery has been viewed by more than 7 million people across YouTube and features a game of… well, you have to see it to appreciate it.last_img

Undocumented Saint Mary’s student speaks out

first_imgFor at least the last five years, Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney adopted a policy of admitting and enrolling undocumented students, Vice President for Enrollment Management Mona Bowe said. “Saint Mary’s College does not discriminate on the basis of country of origin, so if a student meets the academic requirements for admission, she would be admitted to the College,” Bowe said. “We believe it is in keeping with Catholic social justice teaching and legacy of the Sisters of Holy Cross that Saint Mary’s admits undocumented students.” A student’s status as undocumented would be confidential information and is protected under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Bowe said.  “A student’s status as undocumented is confidential,” Bowe said. “However, some students might self-identify as undocumented. This may be to share her story with the College population and/or the media as a way to show the human side of the immigration issue. This would be her decision.” For junior Dara Marquez, a chemical engineering major, the decision to reveal her status as an undocumented immigrant on campus has allowed her to grow both academically and spiritually. Marquez, originally from Mexico but now hailing from Elkhart, Ind., is now protected under “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA), a program unveiled by President Obama in 2012 giving young undocumented immigrants the right to remain here legally and work for at least two years, provided they are qualified applicants. “Right now I have DACA status,” Marquez said. “Meaning, I have temporary legal status in the United States and have received a temporary social security number to work. Immigration knows I am here, so now I can talk about my status without fear.” She said she attained DACA status while attending Saint Mary’s but was admitted and enrolled as an undocumented student.  “Saint Mary’s was really a blessing in disguise for me,” Marquez said. “I didn’t think I would be able to come here because of the cost. I was originally planning on going to a state school because they tend to be cheaper, but with law changes my senior year of high school, public universities were getting more expensive for undocumented students and an administrator at my high school put Saint Mary’s on my radar.”  When she first came to Saint Mary’s, Marquez said she was scared to admit her status as an undocumented immigrant to her admissions counselor. She said she is thankful she can discuss her status with College administrators, and for the financial assistance offered to her by the College. “When my admissions counselor called about whether I was planning on enrolling or not, I had to tell her about my situation, including the financial situation of my undocumented family,” Marquez said. “I will always remember her saying on the phone, ‘Nothing is impossible. We will make it work.’ And they did. They were very helpful in finding me scholarships and other types of aid not related to the government.” Bowe said undocumented students are not eligible for federal or state government aid, though no government regulations forbid private funding. As a private institution, Saint Mary’s is free to determine independently how to distribute its financial aid.  “Saint Mary’s awards financial aid for all students based on the student’s individual financial need and/or academic merit, under one single policy,” Bowe said. “Awarding less aid to one student does not mean additional aid for a different student, therefore, awarding aid to undocumented students does not take Saint Mary’s dollars away from other students.” Being a part of an undocumented family means the family does not enjoy a stable income, Marquez said. It can be difficult to know your parents have a job today but may not have one tomorrow, she said. “Right now, I tell myself my parents are physically working every day for my education and I am working mentally,” Marquez said. “Mentally, so one day I can say both my parents and I have worked hard enough for me to get my diploma and find a job that will not only support my family, but also one I am passionate about.”  Marquez said she is grateful that her Saint Mary’s education gave her the resources and opportunities to choose her own future.  “My dad came to the United States first, and my mom and I immigrated one year later,” Marquez said. “My mom and I were separated for three months and when she got to Indiana I could not wait to show her our fridge full of the different soda pop flavors. Unlike in Mexico, she could choose from a variety of flavors. All I want is for my family to be able to choose again — to have the resources to choose a sustainable life.”  Marquez said the campus community has overwhelmingly embraced her, even though she is an undocumented immigrant.  “I have never felt afraid to reveal my status on this campus,” Marquez said. “It is a very welcoming community, and different departments like Campus Ministry and the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership have made it a point to have panels and other types of dialogue about immigration as an issue. This has allowed students to put a human face to the issue and I believe is one of the main reasons I have felt so welcomed into this community.”  Marquez maintains a high profile on campus because she is a staunch advocate of immigration reform. Several Saint Mary’s alumnae also have fought actively for the increased rights of undocumented immigrants. Melody Alzarado, a 2012 graduate of the College who is originally from Nicaragua, worked on immigration issues during her time at Saint Mary’s with La Fuerza, a club that promotes Latin-American culture on campus. She said her passion for immigration issues grew during her time at Saint Mary’s, inspiring her to work with community development projects around the issue. “I worked a lot with undocumented students and can honestly say these students are some of the strongest women I have ever encountered,” Alzarado said. “They are driven individuals and I am grateful Saint Mary’s does not discriminate against them based on their status. I think any school can benefit from these students and if they do not admit students based on their status they are missing out on a huge pool of strong, dedicated students.”  Novice Sr. Jessica Brock, currently residing at the International Novitiate at Saint Mary’s and the recipient of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law and Master of Law degrees, has worked to promote awareness of immigration issues at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross College. With her work, Brock has worked directly with undocumented students at Saint Mary’s.  “My first impression is to be in awe of how strong the undocumented women at Saint Mary’s are,” Brock said. “Just like any other talented students, these women want the same thing out of a Saint Mary’s education, and I am absolutely inspired by their strength. They all have shown an incredible amount of maturity. Many of them are facing extreme financial challenges with financing their education and I have never heard them complain.  “I can without a doubt say they are some of the greatest leaders on campus.” Brock, Alzarado and Marquez said in order to increase discussion about the challenges facing undocumented students, the focus should be on creating dialogue and “getting more people at the table.” The women said increasing dialogue is necessary in order to break down misconceptions and to create an open-minded, welcoming community. “It is about putting a face to the issue,” Marquez. “Once people realize [the issue] is more than politics and is actually about human dignity, the conversation changes” Marquez said the nation will become stronger if conversation about immigration issues, specifically those issues concerning undocumented students, continues to grow. “In President Obama’s first State of the Union address, he talked about the need for our country to be more competitive and innovative,” Marquez said. “Saint Mary’s has allowed me to stimulate my mind, but everyone needs this right [to education]. Everyone should be able to contribute to this dream.”last_img read more

John Benjamin Hickey, André De Shields & More Remember Terrence McNally in Virtual Discussion

first_img A virtual discussion about the life and legacy of the Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally is scheduled to take place on June 17 at 8PM ET on Ovee. Moderator Lucy Merkjee of the Tribeca Film Festival and filmmaker Jeff Kaufman will lead the talk between John Benjamin Hickey, André De Shields and John Glover.Hickey and Glover worked with McNally on his Tony-winning play Love! Valour! Compassion!, and De Shields originated the role of Noah “Horse” T. Simmons in McNally and David Yazbek’s musical The Full Monty. The evening will begin with clips from the film Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, directed by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia Ross. Viewers will have an opportunity to ask questions.McNally died on March 24 at the age of 81 due to complications with COVID-19. He won Tony Awards for penning Kiss of the Spider Woman, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class and Ragtime. McNally’s 1987 two-hander Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune received its first Broadway staging in 2002; it was revived in 2019, marking his final Broadway credit. That same year, he was honored with a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.Head here to find out more info about the virtual event, and check out the trailer for the documentary Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life below. Star Files André De Shields View Commentscenter_img John Benjamin Hickey Terrence McNally(Photo: Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com)last_img read more