On Saturday night amidst his current Wolf Bros tour, Bob Weir made a stop at Orange County, CA’s Chapman University to receive a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, during the 37th Chapman Celebrates Gala at the university’s Musco Center for the Arts. This lifetime achievement award was not his first, as he received the honor in 2016 at the Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, hosted by the Americana Music Association.Bob Weir joins past Chapman honorees Annette Bening, Rita Moreno, Tommy Tune, Mitzi Gaynor, Debbie Reynolds and Jerry Lewis. Weir is no stranger to Chapman University as his daughter Monet (Weir) is a current student at the Southern California private university.Since the gala’s inception in 1981, Chapman has grown from a private college to a university, adding the College of Performing Arts, the Musco Center for the Arts and the Keck Center for Science and Engineering. The weekend’s gala included a short performance by Weir, a Broadway-style revue performed by Chapman students, and a candlelit dinner for Orange County philanthropists. During its 37-year history, the annual gala has raised a total of $35 million of scholarship money for students.Weir explained to the Orange County Register, “It’s edifying. It makes me think I made some right decisions along the line. Like I say, you have to learn how to learn to do it. I was successful and all that kind of stuff, but not everybody can count on that happening for them. But there’s ample reason to pursue the arts and feature the arts in education. You have to know what you’re doing. In music, you have to learn what it is you’re setting about to learn. You have to learn how to learn, and how much more important could that be?” Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour continues tonight, Monday, November 5th, with a performance at Nashville, TN’s historic Ryman Auditorium. For a full list of their upcoming dates, head to Weir’s website here. read more
Pack your snow boots, get your red carpet look ready and pop the popcorn. It’s officially Sundance season. The annual Sundance Film Festival brings thousands of filmmakers from all over the world to Park City, UT, with the opportunity to spotlight some of the great work in film we’ll see this year.Dell will use this year’s event to celebrate the continued collaboration between the film and technology industry. We are proud to continue our commitment to our customers in media and entertainment – from blockbuster studios to indie filmmakers – by providing the right technology to help creators bring their ideas to life.Which is why I’m excited that for the first time, Dell will be the official technology sponsor of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off this weekend. The needs of filmmakers for powerful technology are ever-evolving and so is the need for the most innovative technology to power one of the industry’s premier festivals. Dell’s technology will power various areas of the event, including demos and presentations at the New Frontier Expo, IT Infrastructure, marketing and electronic billboards, ticket booths, and theaters.We’re also hosting The Dell Den, a space for filmmakers and attendees to come experience how technology is changing storytelling in new ways, from our Dell Precision workstations that are powering the high demands of today’s workflow to our award-winning Displays and powerful infrastructures solutions on the backend. In addition to the tech behind the screen, we’ll also have a program of great events and panel discussions spotlighting the incredible innovation in storytelling today.Among our programs, we’ll feature:Women in Film. We’ll discuss how women of all cultures are impacting the film community. Filmmaker Robin Hauser, from Finish Line Features, will talk about her new documentary Bias and how she is using film to examine unconscious bias and the impact it has on behavior both socially and in the workplace. She will be joined by other women filmmakers who are bringing a spotlight to topics such are women of color in Hollywood and climate change.Filmmaking, now in 6K. Last fall, renowned filmmaker Vashi Nedomansky – best known for “Gone Girl” and “Deadpool” – released “6 Below,” the first feature film ever in 6K resolution. Vashi’s innovative work required powerful technology to manage the workflow – 6K files are nine times larger than high definition! He’ll share his experience as the film industry moves further into higher resolutions and the technology that is crucial in advancing filmmaking into this era.VR for Good. New ways of using virtual and augmented reality have emerged to prove that there is a place for this technology outside of gaming and entertainment. At Sundance, we’ll host a discussion among leaders in the VR and AR space on how these transformative technologies are evolving to help make the world a better place by transporting users to beautiful, uncharted regions of our planet, treat PTSD for returning Armed Forces Heroes and provide training to young innovators.If you’re in Park City this weekend, please join us at The Dell Den (528 Main Street), or follow us on social through the hashtag #DellExperience. read more
Governor Peter Shumlin will urge his counterparts in the Northeast to support a meaningful carbon cap and renew their commitment to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), particularly in light of the New Jersey decision to withdraw from the environmental agreement, at a meeting in Nova Scotia that gets underway on Sunday. The governor will focus on the issue at the 35th Meeting of the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers taking place in Halifax on July 10-12. On the official agenda are meetings to discuss the economic realities facing the U.S. and Canadian region; enhancing trade between New England the Canadian provinces; maximizing the potential of each region’s energy resources; and confronting shared environmental challenges. In addition, Shumlin will discuss efforts to bring a high-speed rail route through New England to Montreal with his counterparts. The governor said he will urge his counterparts in the New England states to join him in asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the success of RGGI, design any national greenhouse gas regulations consistent with its innovative approach, and allow state participation in RGGI to serve as an alternative method to meet any new federal regulatory requirements. RGGI was created through a Memorandum of Understanding in 2007 that requires a program review to be conducted in 2012. It is the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states have capped and will reduce CO2 emissions by 10 percent in the next seven years (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland).Under RGGI, states sell nearly all emission allowances through auctions and invest proceeds in consumer benefits: energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies. RGGI is spurring innovation in the clean energy economy and creating green jobs in each state. The carbon cap went into effect on Jan. 1, 2009 and applies to all fossil fuel-fired power plants with production of 25 Megawatts or greater. As part of this program review there is an opportunity to make RGGI more effective in capping greenhouse gas emissions by lowering the cap level. The Governor is also committed to ensuring there is an adequate public process in the program review and that the modeling that is done for the review looks at a variety of scenarios relating to future emissions.HALIFAX, Nova Scotia ‘ read more
Batesville Girls Swim Results at South Dearborn.BHS 157, SD 98, Switzerland County 30Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 on the season.Event Winners: Taylor Villani-200/500 free, Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM/100 breast, Ashley Daulton 100 free/100 back, and Mary Poltrack 100 fly.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach TJ Greene.
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