Architects: Le Corbusier Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85971/ad-classics-unite-d-habitation-le-corbusier Clipboard Save this picture!© Steve de VriendtWritten by Andrew Kroll Share France “COPY” Year: Copy+ 42Mixed Use Architecture, Apartments•Marseille, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85971/ad-classics-unite-d-habitation-le-corbusier Clipboard ArchDaily Projects AD Classics: Unite d’ Habitation / Le Corbusier Photographs: Steve de Vriendt, Rik Moran, Wojtek Gurak, Flickr User: Vincent Desjardins, Flickr user : Guzman Lozano, Flickr User: dom dada, Flickr User: saragoldsmithSave this picture!© Flickr User: Vincent DesjardinsRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. After World War II, the need for housing was at an unprecedented high. The Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France was the first large scale project for the famed architect, Le Corbusier. In 1947, Europe was still feeling the effects of the Second World War, when Le Corbusier was commissioned to design a multi-family residential housing project for the people of Marseille that were dislocated after the bombings on France.Save this picture!© Steve de VriendtCompleted in 1952, the Unite d’ Habitation was the first of a new housing project series for Le Corbusier that focused on communal living for all the inhabitants to shop, play, live, and come together in a “vertical garden city.”Save this picture!site planThe Unite d’Habitation was a first, both for Le Corbusier and the ways in which to approach such a large complex to accommodate roughly 1,600 residents. Especially since Le Corbusier did not have many buildings of such a substantial scale when compared to the villas. When designing for such a significant number of inhabitants natural instinct is to design horizontally spreading out over the landscape, rather Le Corbusier designed the community that one would encounter in a neighborhood within a mixed use, modernist, residential high rise. Save this picture!© Flickr user : Guzman LozanoLe Corbusier’s idea of the “vertical garden city” was based on bringing the villa within a larger volume that allowed for the inhabitants to have their own private spaces, but outside of that private sector they would shop, eat, exercise, and gather together.Save this picture!planWith nearly 1,600 residents divided among eighteen floors, the design requires an innovative approach toward spatial organization to accommodate the living spaces, as well as the public, communal spaces. Interestingly enough, the majority of the communal aspects do not occur within the building; rather they are placed on the roof. Save this picture!sectionThe roof becomes a garden terrace that has a running track, a club, a kindergarten, a gym, and a shallow pool. Beside the roof, there are shops, medical facilities, and even a small hotel distributed throughout the interior of the building. The Unite d’Habitation is essentially a “city within a city” that is spatially, as well as, functionally optimized for the residents.Save this picture!© Steve de VriendtUnlike Corbusier’s usual employment of a stark, white façade, Unite d’Habitation is constructed from reinforced beton-brut concrete (rough cast concrete), which was the least costly in post-war Europe. However, it could also be interpreted as materialistic implementation aimed at characterizing the conditional state of life after the war – rough, worn, unforgiving.Save this picture!© Flickr User: Vincent DesjardinsEven though Unite d’Habitation does not take on the same materialistic qualities as most of Corbusier’s works, there is still a sense of mechanistic influence, in addition to the Five Points developed by Corbusier in the 1920s. For example, the buildings large volume is supported on massive pilotis that allow for circulation, gardens, and gathering spaces below the building; the roof garden/terrace creates the largest communal space within the entire building, and the incorporated patio into the façade system minimizes the perception of the buildings height, as to create an abstract ribbon window that emphasizes the horizontality of such a large building.Save this picture!© Steve de VriendtAlso, it is apparent that Le Corbusier’s mechanized influences from other industries have not been lost in design. As massive as the Unite d’Habitation is, it begins to resemble the steamship that Corbusier is so intrigued with.Save this picture!© Flickr User: Vincent DesjardinsThe massive volume appears to be floating, the ribbon windows resemble the cabin windows running along the hull, while the roof garden/terrace and sculptural ventilation stacks appear as the top deck and the smoke stacks. Even though that these elements are quite figural and open to interpretation based on perception, there is an inherent connection between the two.Save this picture!© Flickr User: Vincent DesjardinsOne of the most interesting and important aspects of the Unite d’Habitation is the spatial organization of the residential units. Unlike most housing projects that have a “double-stacked” corridor (a single hallway with units on either side), Le Corbusier designed the units to span from each side of the building, as well as having a double height living space reducing the number of required corridors to one every three floors.Save this picture!© Flickr user : Guzman LozanoBy narrowing the units and allowing for a double height space, Corbusier is capable of efficiently placing more units in the building and creating an interlocking system of residential volumes. At each end of the unit there is a balcony protected by a brise-soleil that allows for cross ventilation throughout the unit flowing through the narrow bedrooms into the double height space; emphasizing an open volume rather than an open plan.Save this picture!© Steve de VriendtUnite d’Habitation is one of Le Corbusier’s most important projects, as well as one of the most innovative architectural responses to a residential building. So much so, that the Unite d’ Habitation is said to have influenced the Brutalist Style with the use of beton-brut concrete. Unite d’Habitation has since been the example for public housing across the world; however, no venture has been as successful as the Unite d’Habitation simply because the Modular proportions that Corbusier established during the project. Nonetheless, Le Corbusier’s first large scale project has proved to be one of his most significant and inspiring.Save this picture!© Flickr User: saragoldsmithProject gallerySee allShow lessThe ballots are in… How will the midterm elections impact architectsArticlesKaohsiung Competition Proposal / Sun & Schrempp AssociatesArticlesProject locationAddress:Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share AD Classics: Unite d’ Habitation / Le CorbusierSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Unite d’ Habitation / Le Corbusier 1952 Photographs CopyAbout this officeLe CorbusierOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMarseilleHousingResidentialMixed UseFrancePublished on November 05, 2010Cite: Andrew Kroll. “AD Classics: Unite d’ Habitation / Le Corbusier” 05 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Villa Brash / JaK Studio France Photographs 2015 Year: “COPY” Save this picture!© Nick Kane+ 30 Share Projects Villa Brash / JaK StudioSave this projectSaveVilla Brash / JaK Studio ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769979/villa-brash-jak-studio Clipboard Year: 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769979/villa-brash-jak-studio Clipboard Architects: JaK Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJaK StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaint-TropezFrancePublished on July 10, 2015Cite: “Villa Brash / JaK Studio” 10 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News to go further RSF_en Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists March 18, 2021 Find out more Behzad Zarinpour was not, as reported earlier, arrested at his home on 7 September but disappeared the same day after being summoned by a Teheran court. Later that day, his family said men in plainclothes came to search his home. There was no news of him for nearly a week until legal officials announced on 13 September he had been arrested.—————–_ 12 September 2003Another journalist arrestedReporters Without Borders denounced today what it called the illegal arrest of Behzad Zarinpour, assistant editor of the Iranian newspaper Asia and former editor of Abrar Eqtesadi (Economic News), at his home on 7 September by armed civilians who searched it. His family has not heard from him since.” Iran remains a country where journalists have a hard time, with continuing arrests and imprisonment in solitary confinement in deplorable sanitary conditions,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard, calling on the authorities to tell the family at once where and why he was being held.The bad detention conditions are leading to hunger-strikes by journalists held at Teheran’s Evin prison. One of them, Mohsen Sazgara, whose trial began in secret on 6 September, has stopped eating and is refusing to take any medicine despite having serious heart problems. Another, Taghi Rahmani, also began a hunger-strike in protest against solitary confinement, which is commonly meted out to jailed journalists of the reformist press.These prisoners are handled by the staff of Teheran prosecutor-general Said Mortazavi and the Guardians of the Revolution and are held in the wing where Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi was beaten and died in July.Iran is the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East, with 17 in jail. June 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information September 16, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Update on journalist Behzad Zarinpour News Reporters Without Borders denounced what it called the illegal arrest of Behzad Zarinpour, assistant editor of the Iranian newspaper Asia, on 7 September. His family has not heard from him since. Two other journalists held in prison began a hunger-strike. read more
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Required fields are marked * The Pasadena Convention Center and Visitors Bureau today joined frustrated officials representing California’s travel, events and conventions industry in calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to immediately issue statewide guidelines clarifying under what conditions their industry can resume business.In a letter to Newsom signed by 133 tourism officials and labor groups, advocates, including the Pasadena Convention Center, said California is losing business and jobs to other states going forward because of the uncertainty caused by a lack of operating guidelines.“Business meetings and events create thousands of jobs locally. The lack of guidelines is devastating for our industry,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, executive director of the Pasadena Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. “Over 500 events have been canceled locally and will continue to cancel without clarity on business meetings in California.”The COVID-19 global pandemic has crippled Pasadena’s economy, especially the tourism industry: closing hotels, restaurants, small businesses, and entertainment venues. The heaviest toll on job loss has been in the hospitality community, accounting for 43% of all job loss in Los Angeles County, according to the statement released Thursday.Cities across California anticipate an 89% decline in Transient Occupancy Tax, T.O.T., in 2020.Locally, hotel occupancy and average daily rates have dropped 50% and 30%, respectively. An estimated decline of $8.6 million in TOT and $3.5 million in Tourism Business Improvement District, TBID, funds is projected for fiscal year 2021 and fiscal year 2022. Over 500 events have been canceled at the Pasadena Convention Center, amounting to a loss of $15 million in revenue. In addition, Pasadena hotels have lost over $92 million in revenue.In the letter, the groups called on Newsom to focus immediately on their industry, which accounted for $66.1 billion in direct spending and 457,000 jobs in 2019.Currently, according to two studies from Oxford Economics released in October, the state is losing $4.1 billion in economic activity a month due to the lack of meetings and events.Tourism and labor officials say that the governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy makes no mention of business meetings, events or conventions. Nor does it provide guidelines for safe future re-openings or even discuss them.Potential clients looking to book events in California see this as a signal that California is closed indefinitely.“We’re not asking Governor Newsom to open California to business meetings and events tomorrow; we’re asking for a plan today so we can safely hold events in the future,” said Barb Newton, president and CEO of CalTravel, in a prepared statement.“These events bring more than just direct revenue and jobs. They bring people who spend money on hotel rooms, restaurants, local shops and services. The ripple effect is huge and benefits both large and small communities but we’re losing the benefits to other states,” Newton writes.Newton pointed out that nearly all other states are currently safely holding business meetings, events and conventions. The California travel industry finalized a plan in June which outlined how California could also safely hold meetings. It adhered to standards established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and included best practice recommendations for sanitation, staff training, physical distancing, and communication.But the Newsom administration has yet to adopt it or release guidelines of its own.In the meantime, California is losing revenue and jobs as customers are backing out of events for late 2021, 2022 and beyond.This is occurring primarily because planning and booking for this sector of the economy require several months and sometimes years of lead time. Convention centers, hotels and other meeting venues can’t compete for future events — including the jobs and desperately needed local revenue that comes with them — when it appears California is closed indefinitely.Even if the governor issued guidelines tomorrow, the state and its communities stand to lose billions more in revenue, and thousands of Californians will remain out of work.Every other state has released protocols, and many have been safely holding meetings during the pandemic, but California has prohibited meetings of any size since the state’s stay-at-home order went into effect last March. 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Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Advertisement NewsEducationChanges to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct ProvisionBy Cian Reinhardt – August 11, 2020 85 Print Previous articleDe Allende and Kilcoyne return to training as Munster prepare for returnNext articleNominate Woman’s Way and Beko Mum of the Year 2020 Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Facebook Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Twitter School photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comLimerick Fianna Fáil TD, Minister of State, Niall Collins for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has announced changes to the support scheme for students living in Direct Provision.Following a review, Minister Collins confirmed the rules of the scheme will be relaxed and the scheme placed on a long term footing.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The scheme was introduced in 2015 and provides supports along similar lines to the current Student Grant Scheme (the SUSI scheme) to eligible applicants who are in the protection system and who are either asylum applicants; subsidiary protection applicants; or leave to remain applicants.Previous requirements which saw applicants need to have attended three academic rears in the Irish school system and to have obtained a Leaving Cert in the state are no longer required.Prospective applicants will still have to meet the requirement to have been in the protection or leave to remain process for three years.Minister Collins said, “The Government is committed to a new long-term approach to Direct Provision. This will take time to implement but in the meantime, we will continue to make improvements for residents in Direct Provision.”The Minister of State is hopeful that the relaxing of criteria for the student support scheme will result “in more people accessing third-level education”.“This support scheme will also be put on a more long-term footing. I am acutely aware of the stress that students feel at this time and I hope that the changes that I have approved will address the fears of prospective applicants,” he concluded.The closing date for 2020/21 applications is the 6th of November 2020. Any student who has already applied for support under the scheme, will have his/her application reviewed under the new more favourable conditions of the scheme. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Email TAGSDirect provisioneducationIrelandLimerick City and CountyNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat read more
Twitter Business Matters Ep 39 – Frankie Veldman & Tara McGuire AudioBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By admin – April 14, 2021 Previous articleHoops boss expects Derry to move up the tableNext article‘We need a plan for reopening’ – Chamber CEO admin Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Facebook On this week’s Business Matters podcast, Ciaran O’Donnell talks to Frankie Veldman, owner of Errigal Training Centre in Falcarragh which recently received approval from the Global Wind Energy Organisation to deliver all five modules of the basic safety training programme.And for this week’s Backing Business Segment, Ciaran is joined by Donegal ETB Course Recruitment Officer, Tara McGuire.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Business-matters-13th-April.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp read more
Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Anita Hill called sexual harassment and assault a “public crisis” in her commencement address at Wellesley College on Friday, telling the graduating class that they “cannot squander the powerful voices of the millions” in the #MeToo movement.Citing numbers showing a spike in the number of people reporting being victimized, Hill attacked those who try to convince people that “the stories and statistics shown in the prevalence of sexual misconduct are a hoax.”Anita Hill called sexual harassment and assault a “public crisis” in her commencement address at Wellesley College on Friday, telling the graduating class that they “cannot squander the powerful voices of the millions” in the #MeToo movement.Citing numbers showing a spike in the number of people reporting being victimized, Hill attacked those who try to convince people that “the stories and statistics shown in the prevalence of sexual misconduct are a hoax.”Hill quoted National Institute of Health statistics showing that 22% of college students report at least one incident of sexual assault, and said that the Department of Defense revealed a 38% spike in the number of sexual harassment and assault cases in the military between 2016 and 2018.Telling graduates that she “cannot sugarcoat” gender violence, Hill said that since sexual harassment and assault cases are under-reported, “we really do not know how many people are being affected by this kind of conduct.”She told the graduates that while “it’s tempting,” they should not scream at their computers, newspapers or TV sets when they hear misinformation and disinformation — but she admitted that “I still do.”We “cannot squander” the voices of those who have come forward, and “we cannot squander” this moment of the #MeToo movement, she said.In 1991 Hill accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unwanted sexual misconduct while she worked for him in the 1980s. Among her allegations, she said that Thomas pressured her to go out with him socially, made inappropriate remarks to her at work and discussed “pornographic materials.”Hill publicly testified against Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings and faced intense public scrutiny. She was grilled by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was chaired by current presidential candidate Joe Biden.Biden, speaking this past March to attendees at the Biden Courage Awards, which honors student heroes who’ve intervened to prevent sexual assault, said, “To this day, I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved.”In an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts shortly after he announced his presidential campaign, Biden said that he “took responsibility” for the hearings.“I believed her from the very beginning, but I was chairman. She did not get a fair hearing. She did not get treated well. That’s my responsibility,” Biden said.Biden also has said he issued an apology to Hill.“I apologized for it,” the former vice president said ahead of his campaign event in April. “I apologize again because, look, here’s the deal. She just did not get treated fair across the board. The system did not work.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more
Buddy schemes boost chances for the youngOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Ifyou want young trainees to succeed, provide a mentor. That is one of the keymessages in a new report from the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI). SuccessfulLearning at Work draws on inspections of work-based training carried out by theALI since April 2001 to analyse what makes for good training. It examines sevenaspects of training: planning, key skills, mentoring and support, review andtarget-setting, on-the-job training, recording evidence, progression andemployability, and providing examples of good practice in each. Thereport highlights the benefit of assigning a ‘buddy’ or mentor to youngtrainees. Some companies that train a number of Modern Apprentices pair up newrecruits with older apprentices. In others, a skilled worker is used as amentor or role model. “Itis something so simple that anyone can do it, but it’s not as widespread as itshould be,” said the report’s author, Philip Hatton. Retailgroup James Beattie plc, a DfES-designated Beacon training provider which wasawarded top grades by ALI inspectors, assigns a senior sales member in eachdepartment as mentor to trainees. When the trainee moves department every threemonths, the mentor changes too. Personnelmanager Rosalind Wood, said: “Mentoring improves standards and creates moreeffective on-the-job training by giving a high level of support. Mentors getthe satisfaction of training people and seeing them get on in the company.Sometimes the mentors progress themselves.” Failureto plan training is the greatest area of weakness, said Hatton. “Some employerspass the buck. Trainees may get sent to a provider on day release, but 80 percent of their time is spent in the workplace. If it is not utilised, it’s areal waste of what they’re doing with the training provider.” Workingtogether is the key area where improvements can bring results. When employersand training providers work closely together to plan, the training achievementand retention rates are high. “It is no coincidence,” Hatton added. “Whereyou’ve got good relationships and contact between employer and trainingprovider, there is much less chance that trainees will disappear.” Thesame principles apply when training is conducted in-house. Wood said: “Trainingis only a small part of what we do – our main business is running a departmentstore – but we carefully plan what training has to be done, and everyone fromthe personnel director down is involved. “Learnershave one-to-one training in the departments, which makes our training morestructured and measurable, and enables us to meet targets,” Wood added.“Department managers, who are all qualified assessors, attend regular reviewsso that we can check progress and adjust the learner’s programme if need be.” Organisationscan also boost their training success by improving the review andtarget-setting process, Hatton said. “Youneed to set targets in small steps and be very specific about what a traineeneeds to do to achieve part of an NVQ unit. It makes it easy to review progressand see where there are problems. Target setting is very simple, but very fewpeople are doing it,” he said. Someproviders use a ‘percentage achieved’ mark of the NVQ as an overall target tomotivate learners and work-based assessors. For example, if 50 elements made upthe units of an NVQ, each element would be worth 2 per cent. Completing fourelements in a month could be expressed as 8 per cent of the NVQ. Suchan approach motivates learners – especially when they are working on severalunits concurrently. At one engineering company, staff and learners calculatethe percentage of the NVQ and key skill requirements they have completed ateach review. These proportions are represented on a bar chart, which isregularly updated, and the employer has seen significant progress in unitcompletion. “Simplethings that don’t cost a lot of money can have a big impact on the quality oftraining,” Hatton concluded. “Hopefully, that is what people will pick up onwhen they see the report.”Thefull report is available for viewing on the ALI website www.ali.gov.ukByElaine Essery Related posts:No related photos. read more
There will be no Fourth of July fireworks this year. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City) Ocean City’s Independence Day celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4, and include bike parades, music, family contests and fireworks to cap off the summer holiday.The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the ocean near the Music Pier at 9 p.m. and will be best viewed from the beach and Boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street.The fun starts with two bike parades at opposite ends of the island. Everybody is invited to participate, and thousands usually do. Both parades start at 10 a.m., and organizers encourage riders to dress themselves and their bicycles in the spirit of the holiday.Registration for the Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade starts at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the foot of the Ocean City-Longport toll bridge. The route makes its way to East Atlantic Boulevard with a finish near Beach Road.Registration for the South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade is 9 a.m. at 40th Street and Asbury Avenue. This parade ends at the playground at 52nd Street and Haven Avenue.Ocean City Theatre Company’s Spotlight Performers Show Choir will present “A Star Spangled Salute” in front of the Music Pier (Boardwalk between Eighth Street and Ninth Street) at 6 p.m. The show will be followed by a kite-flying competition on the adjacent beach.Registration for the free contest starts at 6 p.m. and includes categories of Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Youngest Flyer, Highest Flying, Best Home-Made, Best Stunt Flyer and Oldest Flyer.Bike Parade participants show their patriotism.To celebrate the Fourth and the upcoming release (August 14) of the “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” the characters Red and Silver will visit the Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 4 and again from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 5. Kids are invited to join these “Angry Birds” for a special meet-and-greet.The Tidal Wave Band will perform in front of the Music Pier from 7:30 p.m. until the fireworks begin. The band will resume after the display and play until 10:30 p.m.The holiday week begins on Tuesday (July 2) with a performance of “Schoolhouse Rock Live.” The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, it’s lighting up stages everywhere – from school multi-purpose rooms to university and regional theatres all around the country.The Ocean City Theatre Company will present this kids’ show at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets ($10 to $12), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office, City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Route 52 causeway).On Wednesday (July 3) at the Music Pier, the city’s “Wacky Wednesday” celebration will include a good old-fashioned apple and cherry pie-eating contest at 10:30 a.m. The contest is free and open to all ages, but participation is limited to the first 150. For more information, call 609-399-6111.Music lovers can join Maestro Vince Lee on opening night for the Ocean City Pops. Their “Star Spangled Salute” will celebrate the birth of our nation with heart-warming favorites, patriotic classics and a grand salute to our troops. Show is 7:30 p.m. July 3 at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets ($20 to $25), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office, City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Route 52 causeway).REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 100TH ANNUAL OCEAN CITY BABY PARADEThe Ocean City Baby Parade returns for the 110th time on Thursday, August 8.The annual tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City’s newest generation. The parade features children (ages 10 and under) cruising the Ocean City Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats. It starts at Sixth Street with children finishing at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace) all other entries continuing to 14th Street.Online registration is now open for Baby Parade entries: www.ocnj.us/babyparade.Sisters Shannon, 1, and Kendall Donnelly, of Egg Harbor Township, were crowd and judge pleasers in Ocean City’s Baby Parade in 2018.Participants also can sign up at the Welcome Center on the ground floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Entry fee is $5 per child, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 6.Entries are open for bands, dance groups, cheer squads, special guests, community groups and businesses to participate.ALSO COMING UP“FROM JERSEY TO BROADWAY” (July 7): After dreaming of a career on Broadway as a teenager in New Jersey, Eryn LeCroy saw those dreams come true when she made her November debut as Christine in Broadway’s longest-running show, “Phantom of the Opera.” This rising star makes her Ocean City Pops debut with Maestro Vince Lee performing music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, classic by Rodgers and Hammerstein and more.For tickets ($20 to $25), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office, City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Route 52 causeway).THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND (July 8): After a successful year touring together, Devon Allman and Duane Betts (the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts) have joined forces for a worldwide tour that will feature new music, songs from their solo projects and classic Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman tunes in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band.The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, please visit www.ticketmaster.com.“ELEPHANTS & PIGGIES – WE ARE IN A PLAY!” (July 9): The Children’s Theatre Series continues with a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books. Show time is 10:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets ($10 to $12), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice call 609 399-6111 or stop by the Music Pier Box Office, City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue) or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (on the Route 52 causeway).“MAMMA MIA” (July 9 to 12): The Ocean City Pops and Ocean City Theatre Company team up to present the popular Broadway musical featuring the timeless music of ABBA. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on July 9, 10 and 12 with a 2 p.m. matinee on July 11 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center (beach block of Sixth Street). Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.The season’s first Wacky Wednesday specialty will be a pie-eating contest. read more
The “Elysia” crew prepares to roll camera on the banks of the Sandy River in New Sharon last year. (Photos by Amber Kapiloff)Director Noah LePage gives notes to one of the creatures from his fantasy film “Elysia.”WATERVILLE – A movie created by a New Sharon native and shot in that area’s woods will show at the Maine International Film Festival this Saturday, July 14. It will also show on Saturday, July 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House.Elysia was created by former New Sharon resident, Mt. Blue graduate and New York University film student Noah LePage. A combination of grounded fantasy and a documentary, the 24-minute movie stars Elysia Roorbach, a MBHS student, as a young woman invited into the afterlife for a day.For LePage, the movie is the culmination of years spent in and around the woods of New Sharon. He recalled playing in the woods as a child and later adding a video camera after the 7th grade, when he decided he wanted to make movies. The short film he made to get into NYU’s prestigious film program was shot in the woods, staring his father, and when he prepared to make Elysia, he said the location was obvious.“I wanted to film something that’s honest,” LePage said, “and Maine is the most honest place there is.”The film pulls the character Elysia into an artistic and at time dark world of the afterlife as she searches for her mother, played by Elysia Roorbach’s real-life mom. LePage said that he was technically inspired by old Russian movies from the 1960s and 70s that had measured, artistic build ups and were often silent. Emotionally, Elysia‘s roots lie in the aftermath of recent deaths in LePage’s own life.“The film is about memory,” LePage said. “It’s about grief and loss and how we relate memories to that.”It is LePage’s biggest production thus far; the Elysia team raised money through a crowd funding site for costumes, and it was staffed by 15 other NYU students. Filming took five months, and LePage said one benefit was getting to show off New Sharon to friends from NYU. There was some culture shock, LePage previously said, but they generally loved it.“It was great to make a movie in the place I started to love movies,” LePage said. “I’m really proud of it, and I’m mostly proud to show that Maine is a very, very important place to me.”Elysia was selected to be shown at the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville on Saturday, July 14 and Saturday, July 22 at the Waterville Opera House. It will appear as part of the “Maine Shorts” program, beginning at 3:30 p.m. both days. Tickets are available through the WIFF website, located here.For those who can’t make either viewing, LePage said that future local screenings are possible. A teaser for the movie can be seen here.The cast and crew of “Elysia” film an intimate scene in New Sharon. read more
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