Fine Arts League Announces Winners of November Show

first_imgOcean City Fine Arts League on Asbury Avenue The Ocean City Fine Arts League chose the winners of the ”Anything Goes” Art Show & Exhibition in November.Lance Balderson, of Seaville, “Creative Instinct,” acrylicShirley Hawthorne, of Seaville, “Crane Dance,” oilJackie Souders, no hometown listed, “Jazz for the Soul,” mixed mediaHonorable mention included MaryAnn Kline, of Egg Harbor Township, “How Does Your Garden Grow,” mixed media, and Susan Paskiewiez, of Longport, “Working Girl,” graphite.December is the Petite Show. So, there’s always a little space on your wall for a piece of artwork.The Fine Arts League location is at 711 Asbury Ave. The shop is open seven days a week and all artwork is for sale. All proceeds support local artists.In addition to the artwork in the exhibition, the gallery showcases watercolor, glass, mixed media, pottery, photography, oil, acrylic, textiles, jewelry and sculpture made from professional local artisans.For more information, call (609) 814-0308 or visit oceancityfineartsleague.org.Lance Balderson, of Seaville, took first place with this piece of art. (Photo courtesy Ocean City Fine Arts League)last_img read more

Sony To Open New 1,000-Capacity NYC Venue In Partnership With Blue Note Media Group

first_imgToday, Sony Corporation and Blue Note Media Group announced a landmark sponsorship agreement which will see them open a new 1,000-capacity music venue in New York City, named Sony Hall. The new sponsorship agreement will also make Sony the sponsor of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, hosted each June in New York, in addition to further plans to be announced.Located in the heart of New York’s Theatre District (235 W. 46th St at the Paramount Hotel, in the space previously occupied by the Diamond Horseshoe), Sony Hall is scheduled to open in Spring 2018. Owned, operated and programmed by Blue Note, the new venue will present world-renowned performing artists from across all music genres. The venue will accommodate 500 seated and 1,000 standing, and will feature a full-service restaurant and bar. Of course, Sony Hall will be outfitted with top-of-the-line Sony technologies, integrated throughout the 12,000 square-foot venue to deliver enhanced entertainment experiences to fans. Grand opening plans, headliners, and additional venue details will be announced in the coming weeks.In addition to the opening of Sony Hall, the technology company will sponsor the annual Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City, scheduled for June 1st-30th, 2018. Established in 2011 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club New York, Blue Note Jazz Festival has annually grown into one of the largest music series in in thhe city, featuring over 100 events in 10 venues throughout the month of June each year. With nightly events at Blue Note Entertainment Group venues such as Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, and BB King Blues Club, among other locations throughout the city. Past festival headliners include Aretha Franklin, The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, and more.Says Midori Tomita, VP in charge of UX Business Development, Brand Strategy for Sony Corporation in a press release: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Blue Note on this new music venue set to open this spring and honored to have it be known as ‘Sony Hall.’ It will serve as a staging ground for recording content, testing new and exciting technology, promoting emerging artists, and more. We look forward to engaging with young music fans and those of all ages and continuing to deliver unique and high quality music experiences through this newest venue.”Adds Blue Note Media Group President Steven Bensusan: “Blue Note is honored to partner with Sony on this landmark partnership. [They are pioneers] in delivering best-in-class technology and entertainment experiences. Their innovation and brand paired with our experience operating entertainment properties around the world is a truly unique partnership that will ultimately benefit the fans. We look forward to our collaboration for Sony Hall, Blue Note Jazz Festival and other exciting plans for the future.”Additional partnership plans between Sony and Blue Note will be announced in the coming months.[via PR Newswire]last_img read more

Connacht pile on the points

first_img Press Association The home side were full of early running against a stiff Sportsground wind, a fifth-minute effort from the returning Tiernan O’Halloran helping them on their way to a 13-5 half-time lead. Treviso centre Sam Christie struck for a try before the break, but Pat Lam’s men had the bonus point in the bag by the 54th minute thanks to successive scores from Jake Heenan, Matt Healy and Denis Buckley. Connacht gave their bid to finish in the top half of the Guinness PRO12 a big lift with a 53-5 bonus-point win over Benetton Treviso. center_img Man-of-the-match Craig Ronaldson was near faultless off the kicking tee, pocketing 18 points from nine attempts, with Aly Muldowney, Healy and Danie Poolman completing the seven-try rout. The result moved the Irish province six points clear of the seventh-placed Scarlets, as the battle for European Champions Cup qualification intensifies. The Italian defence crumbled out wide in the opening minutes when Healy’s lovely run and snappy pass out of a tackle sent O’Halloran stepping through to score on his first start of the season. Ronaldson converted and then added a penalty on the quarter-hour mark after a spell of forward pressure. The visitors should have replied via good breakdown work from scrum-half Alberto Lucchese, but Jayden Hayward pushed the resulting penalty wide. Connacht kept the Italians out as they pressed for a try from a close-in penalty and the hosts’ solid scrum platform saw them build for a second successful penalty from excellent out-half Ronaldson. However, Treviso hit back in the 34th minute when Niyi Adeolokun and John Cooney were unable to stop Christie from close range, with Hayward missing the conversion from the left. A foot in touch denied winger Healy a quick try on the resumption, although the Connacht pack were in clinical form when a well-worked maul saw flanker Heenan crash over in the right corner. Ronaldson maintained his 100 per cent kicking return at that stage, brilliantly drawing in the difficult conversion off the left post. Try number three swiftly followed as Healy deservedly got over near the left corner flag, profiting from Poolman’s timely injection of pace in a back-line move. The province’s best maul of the night saw prop Buckley plunge over for the bonus-point score. And although they failed to prosper from hooker Tom McCartney’s eye-catching run, a short Ian Porter pass soon had the hard-working Muldowney reaching over the line. As the penalties stacked up, Treviso replacement prop Salesi Manu was sin-binned for a ruck infringement near his posts and Healy scored again, before Poolman outpaced the cover to get his side past the half-century points mark. last_img read more