Circle art – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 19:50:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://4xcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg Circle art – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ 32 32 The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News https://4xcircle.com/the-vineyard-gazette-marthas-vineyard-news/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:56:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/the-vineyard-gazette-marthas-vineyard-news/ [ad_1] Between Owen Park and West Chop Cemetery, Vineyard Haven’s main street was once the seasonal home of four internationally acclaimed writers and a renowned journalist. Summer neighbors Art Buchwald, Lillian Hellman, John Hersey, William Styron and Mike Wallace all lived on the harbor side of the street during the second half of the 20th […]]]>

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Between Owen Park and West Chop Cemetery, Vineyard Haven’s main street was once the seasonal home of four internationally acclaimed writers and a renowned journalist.

Summer neighbors Art Buchwald, Lillian Hellman, John Hersey, William Styron and Mike Wallace all lived on the harbor side of the street during the second half of the 20th century. Four of the five decide to stay in the small 1791 cemetery, also on the east side of Main Street.

“The harbor and the boats somehow unite all these writers,” said amateur historian Wayne Nichols, who led a walking tour of the neighborhood Saturday afternoon for the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

More than 15 people gathered at the bandstand in Owen Park to start the tour with Mr Nichols, who also leads walking tours of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, in character as Alexander Hamilton.

In the early 1980s, Mr Nichols told the group, he was living on the island and got a summer job as a driver for Ms Hellman.

The tour stopped at several places, including the local cemetery where most writers are buried. — Mark Alan Lovewell

“She loved to fish. That’s how I met her,” he said, recalling his first meeting with the famous playwright and author who, despite several blows, continued to sail on his fishing boat Julia.

Recruited by Julia’s skipper Jack Koontz – a longtime former fishing columnist for the Gazette – to one day help lift Ms Hellman between the ship and the dock, Mr Nichols said he got on well with the author and had ended up with a job carrying her high-profile diners.

“She was known as one of the greatest hostesses,” Mr Nichols said, adding that he was sometimes invited to join the party if Ms Hellman wanted her guests to stay a little longer.

Ms Hellman’s former summer residence, Mill House, was demolished and rebuilt not too long ago, Mr Nichols said as the tour group stood in the driveway overlooking the property to the brightly colored shingles.

Mr. Hersey’s Italianate villa, Hedge Lee, still stands above the harbour. Built in the 1920s, the red-tile-roofed house became the Hersey family’s summer home in the 1960s. During the off-season, they shared a resort with author Ralph Ellison in Key West, said Mr. Nicholas.

Pulitzer Prize-winning A Bell for Adano novelist Mr. Hersey also reported on and wrote about Hiroshima in the aftermath of the US nuclear bombing of Japan. He is also the author of Blues, a series of essays inspired by fishing in the waters of the vineyard. Mr. Hersey died in Key West in 1993 and became the first of four authors buried in West Chop Cemetery.

In Mr. Buchwald’s shaded former home, across from the library, a semicircle of white Adirondack chairs sat empty on the wide green lawn as if waiting for the comedian and his neighbors, especially Mr. Styron and Mr. Wallace, resume one of their summer conversations.

These three men had more in common than their minds, their Pulitzers and the Vineyard. They were all suffering from depression, Mr Nichols said. Mr. Styron wrote one of his most famous books, Darkness Visible, about affliction.

Calling themselves the Blues Brothers, the three friends took daily walks along Main Street, Mr Nichols said. Passing by the cemetery each time, Mr. Buchwald, Mr. Styron and Mr. Wallace decided they also wanted to spend eternity there together, Mr. Nichols said.

Mr Styron went the first of three, at the end of 2006 at age 81. His headstone is inscribed with stars and a crescent moon above the waves and the words, from Darkness Visible, “And so we went out, and once more saw the stars.”

Mr. Buchwald followed in early 2007, also at age 81, after entering hospice more than once and writing an unexpected final book, Too Soon to Say Goodbye. Its stone bears the image of a manual typewriter with inserted paper, ready for the author’s ideas.

Mr Wallace lived to be 93 and died in 2012. His stone, like Mr Hersey’s, simply states his name and dates.

According to a tradition also observed in other cemeteries on the Island, small pebbles had been left on the arched top of each writer’s stone in tribute to the memory of the author.

Ms Hellman died in 1984 and is buried in Abel’s Hill Cemetery in Chilmark.

“There’s always an exception with Lillian Hellman,” Mr. Nichols said with a smile.

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‘Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania’ Art Reveal MODOK https://4xcircle.com/ant-man-the-wasp-quantumania-art-reveal-modok/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 00:23:40 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/ant-man-the-wasp-quantumania-art-reveal-modok/ [ad_1] When it was first revealed that MODOK would make its MCU debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, fans were excited to see what the character would look like in the film. Well, now the first look at the character has surfaced online thanks to new art from the film. MODOK is configured to […]]]>

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When it was first revealed that MODOK would make its MCU debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, fans were excited to see what the character would look like in the film. Well, now the first look at the character has surfaced online thanks to new art from the film.

MODOK is configured to be played by Corey Stoll, who last appeared in the MCU as Darren Cross in 2015 The ant Man. Stoll will be reprising his role as Cross, but it looks like he’s gone through a few changes since being trapped in the Quantum Realm.

The character kept his overall look, but it looks like the movie took some liberties with his design. Rather than the classic open face in a chair design, this version of MODOK will sport a helmet. It’s unclear what role he’ll play in the film, but it’ll be interesting to see how he interacts with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and also with Jonathan Majors’ Kang.

Are you excited for MODOK to appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania? What do you hope to see in the film? Let us know in the comments below!

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be released on February 13, 2023.

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Hundreds of people gather at Angels’ Circle to commemorate the victims of 9/11, 21 years later: ‘Love remembers’. https://4xcircle.com/hundreds-of-people-gather-at-angels-circle-to-commemorate-the-victims-of-9-11-21-years-later-love-remembers/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 13:17:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/hundreds-of-people-gather-at-angels-circle-to-commemorate-the-victims-of-9-11-21-years-later-love-remembers/ [ad_1] STATEN ISLAND, NY – “We come together because love remembers.” Wendy Pellegrino, founder of Angels’ Circle in Grasmere, read a poem, “Love,” at the start of Saturday night’s ceremony honoring every Staten Islander victim of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks. “We are keeping our promise to never forget,” Pellegrino said. […]]]>

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – “We come together because love remembers.”

Wendy Pellegrino, founder of Angels’ Circle in Grasmere, read a poem, “Love,” at the start of Saturday night’s ceremony honoring every Staten Islander victim of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

“We are keeping our promise to never forget,” Pellegrino said.

The Circle of Angels held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance).

Hundreds of people gathered at the Grasmere Memorial Site near Fingerboard Road and Hylan Boulevard around 7 p.m. to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11 and pay respect to every life lost.

Pellegrino said the Circle of Angels has become a space where loved ones come to remember those who have lost their lives. She told the crowd that the idea came to her when she understood the fear and indescribable feeling she had when she thought her husband and other members of her family had died that day.

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Angels’ Circle held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. Relatives and friends who have lost loved ones listen to the Staten Island Pipes and Drums. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

“Of course I thought they were gone,” Pellegrino said. “We all watched in horror and had the same sinking feeling as we saw people running out and hundreds of firefighters and police running in to save whoever they could.”

Although her husband and other relatives had returned home on that dreadful day, Pellegrino still felt an awful feeling in her stomach, so she decided to light a candle on what was once a small empty lot at 4 a.m. the next morning. Others took note and responded.

Photos of people killed in the September 11 attacks were placed inside the green space, forming the Circle of Angels. Today it features the faces of more than 200 deceased Staten Islanders.

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Angels’ Circle held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance).)

For Saturday’s memorial, the location was decorated with American flags, glow sticks, posters and flowers.

After singing performances by local artists, the names of each person – police officers, firefighters, financial workers, etc. – have been read.

Additionally, three individuals were honored for their recognition and service to the Circle of Angels: singers Ken Ryan and Marina Crupi, who have been fixtures on the site every 9/11 for five and 10 years, respectively.

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Angels’ Circle held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on Saturday evening, September 10. Angel Circle’s Wendy Pellegrino presents an award to firefighters Michael Black and Matthew Bacchi, replacing their uncle, Michael Black of Jet Fresh Flowers, who donates roses to Angel Circle each year. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

Michael Black, owner of Jet Fresh Flower Distributers, a Florida-based company, was also honored for his 20 years of donating to Angels’ Circle for the annual 9/11 anniversary ceremony. His nephews, firefighters Matthew Bacchi and James Bacchi, accepted the award in his absence.

Over the past two decades, Black has sent 250 roses to the Ariemma Garden Center in Dongan Hills, where staff members prepare the flowers for the ceremony and deliver them, Pellegrino said, Pellegrino previously told Advance.

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Angels’ Circle held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on Saturday evening, September 10. Sgt. 120 Precinct’s Ozzie Rosado speaks at the Angels’ Circle. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

sergeant. Ozzie Rosado of the 120th Precinct spoke to the crowd about being a young cop this September morning.

“I was off that day; my wife called me and told me to turn on the news,” Rosado said, holding back tears. “Even though she wasn’t working at Ground Zero, I was scared — she was stuck in Manhattan all night sleeping in the car because she couldn’t get back to Staten Island.”

“What I remember most about that day are the sounds – they’ll never go away. There was a lot of sirens going on and non-stop all day,” Rosado said. “When I went to Ground Zero after that the towers had already fallen, the distress signals, it was getting better and I still remember it to this day – the papers all over the floor, the chaos, and I was there to help. If we have another tragedy, remember my words – I will be there.

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The Circle of Angels held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance).

Rosado noted that he and many other first responders spent weeks at Ground Zero. Many of those who helped in the aftermath of the attacks lost their lives to 9/11-related illnesses.

Angels’ Circle continues to add photos and names of people affected by the 9/11 attacks. Pellegrino, at the event, said Islanders who lost their lives to 9/11-related illness can also be memorialized on site.

“They wouldn’t take away from why we’re here today, but remembering those who were out there looking for our loved ones,” Pellegrino said.

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The Circle of Angels held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. Father Michael Martine delivers the invocation to the Circle of Angels. (Steve White for the Staten Island lead).

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The Circle of Angels held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. Marina Crupi and Ken Ryani received the awards from Wendy Pellegrino. They sang several songs during the evening. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

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The Circle of Angels held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

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Angels’ Circle held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. Richard Kim was one of the star singers of Angels’ Circle. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

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The Circle of Angels held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on the night of Saturday, September 10. James McKeon sang “America the Beautiful”. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

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Angels’ Circle held its 21st 9/11 ceremony on Saturday evening, September 10. Savannah DeNisco, 19 months, sits in front of a photo of her grandfather, Rescue 5 firefighter John Bergin who perished on 9/11. (Steve White for Staten Island Advance)

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Jean-Jacques Sempé, French New Yorker cover illustrator, dies at 89 https://4xcircle.com/jean-jacques-sempe-french-new-yorker-cover-illustrator-dies-at-89/ Sat, 27 Aug 2022 22:28:21 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/jean-jacques-sempe-french-new-yorker-cover-illustrator-dies-at-89/ [ad_1] A lone cyclist crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in the rain. A black cat sits on the gnarled end of a railing. A lonely summer beachgoer does a handstand at dawn. Each drawing is shown from a distance, as if you were lucky enough to stumble upon a little private treasure and stop to smile […]]]>

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A lone cyclist crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in the rain. A black cat sits on the gnarled end of a railing. A lonely summer beachgoer does a handstand at dawn.

Each drawing is shown from a distance, as if you were lucky enough to stumble upon a little private treasure and stop to smile at life. This is the world shaped by French artist and illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé for more than six years. decades – whimsical, playful and sometimes ironic – in anthologies, the popular “Le Petit Nicolas” series and more than 100 covers for the New Yorker magazine.

“What I love so much about cartoons is how they can express certain ideas quietly,” Mr. Sempé reportedly said in a 2014 book, “C’est La Vie!” The wonderful world of Jean-Jacques Sempé. “It’s a way of talking about yourself without really looking like it.”

Mr Sempé, who died on August 11 at 89, said he was delighted as a boy in Paris listening to jazz greats such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie and how their music could convey feelings without words. Mr. Sempé seemed to borrow some of the same sensibilities. He used captions and puns sparingly, allowing his ink and watercolor images to comment on life’s timeless wonders, foibles and pleasant absurdities.

He often preferred a distant vantage point, artistically surveying scenes from above or across large cityscapes of New York or Paris, his two main points of reference. The hard edges of reality have been brushed aside. All that was left were little reminders to pay attention to special moments when they arose.

Her New Yorker cover for the January 5, 1987, issue was a view from a chandelier of two couples still dancing after a New Year’s Eve party ended. Students in a dance class surround a piano, seen at through a window on a city street, for the cover of January 5, 2015. For the August 21, 2006 issue: A smiling man walks through a park, seen from treetops, with his collar undone and his tie fluttering in the wind as if to celebrate the release of the grind.

Cyclists were a recurring theme – Mr. Sempé liked to ride a bike – as were the juxtaposed scenes of solitary figures amid huge backdrops. A concert pianist crosses a wide stage toward a grand piano on a 1999 cover of The New Yorker. (Mr. Sempé titled it “Slight Anxiety.”) A cover in 1979 shows cyclists on a tandem bicycle rolling through a grove of trees.

France pays tribute to beloved cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé

In New York, at the intersection of 47th Street and 9th Avenue, a faded mural signed by Mr. Sempé shows a man carrying a woman on a bicycle, dragged by a boy on his own bicycle.

“If God were a cartoonist, this is what his cartoons would look like,” wrote Mexican political cartoonist Francisco “Paco” Calderón.

But Mr. Sempé also knew how to draw with a bite. A 1963 panel shows a stage prop tree that has just flattened an actor. There were unruly schoolchildren and gruff teachers, frustrated Parisian traffic cops, unhappy tourists and self-absorbed intellectuals. When he depicts cats, however, they are always content and in control.

Mr. Sempé gave most of his work, particularly the depictions of Paris, a heavy veneer of nostalgia: the city’s traditional mansard roofs, roads full of Citroëns and baguettes sticking out of shopping bags.

“To me, the modern world lacks charm,” he told The Independent in 2006. “I’m not saying things have always been better in the past. They weren’t. But things seemed better, or at least more interesting, to me.

Jean-Jacques Sempé was born on August 17, 1932 in Passac, France, near Bordeaux. He described doodling and daydreaming as his childhood passions – partly as an escape from a turbulent family life that included an abusive and erratic stepfather.

“I wanted to be like the others. I was tired. The poverty was appalling,” he told News in France earlier this year.

He was expelled from school at 14 for breaking the rules and tried to land apprentice-level civil servant jobs, but failed the tests. With few options, he peddled tooth powder as a teenage salesman and managed to sell cartoons to French newspapers, signing his work as DRO as a rough phonetic English translation for the “cartoonist » French or draw.

However, it was not enough to live on. He enlisted in the French army at the age of 17 in 1950 by lying about his age. “The only place that would give me a job and a bed,” he later said.

He was discharged from the army after the ruse was discovered about his age. Next stop was Paris to try his hand as a self-taught illustrator in the comics industry. His natural talent was recognized with a Newcomer Award in 1952, which opened doors for him to work in magazines such as Paris Match.

His circle includes a growing friendship with writer René Goscinny, who would later co-create the cartoon world “Asterix”. They collaborated on “Le Petit Nicolas”, which began as a 1956 comic strip about the smallest boy in class Nicolas and his friends in a largely idealized version of post-war France.

The first book based on Nicholas’s stories was published in 1959 and subsequently gained an international following in the United States and elsewhere – with readers amused by Nicholas’ childhood views on adult oddities. Film adaptations followed.

“’Le Petit Nicolas’ is timeless because when we created it, it was already out of fashion,” said Sempé.

In 2004, Goscinny’s daughter Anne discovered dozens of untold stories of Nicolas and created a 600-page volume of the work. Mr. Sempé provided the illustrations.

His anthologies include “Nothing Is Simple” (1962), “Everything Is Complicated” (1963), “Sunny Spells” (1999), and “Mixed Messages” (2003). Graphic novels include “Monsieur Lambert” (1965), about friends in a bistro; “Martin Pebble” (1969), about a boy who cannot control his blushing; and “The Musicians” (1980), about the world of musical performance.

Survivors include his wife of five years, Martine Gossieaux Sempé, and his daughter Inga Sempé from his second marriage, to Mette Ivers. His first marriage, to Christina Courtois, also ended in divorce. Complete information about the survivors was not immediately available. Martine Gossieaux Sempé announced the death but gave no further details. No cause was given.

Mr. Sempé – who was widely known by his surname alone – lived and worked in the Parisian district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. “He was brilliant when it came to satire, capturing a gesture, an attitude, a moment, bicycles, smiles, cats and musicians,” wrote Le Monde in a tribute after his death.

Mr. Sempé was introduced to New York in the 1970s by illustrator Ed Koren, who served as his first guide through Manhattan and beyond. Koren also brought him to The New Yorker, where Mr. Sempé hoped to join idols such as Sam Cobean, Saul Steinberg and James Thurber on his pages.

Mr. Sempé’s first cover appeared in August 1978 – a half-man, half-bird in a business suit perched on a windowsill, apparently hesitant to take flight.

The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, said the magazine planned to reprint one of Mr. Sempé’s covers for the September 5 edition. It will be his 114th cover, Mouly told Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Sempé “always felt like himself in New York” and felt a special connection with its people, she said. After a cover by Mr. Sempé, there was always buzz in the offices of The New Yorker.

“Half my colleagues would say to me, ‘It’s me, it’s me,'” Mouly said.

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Enjoy a Pints ​​& Pups night at Addison Circle Park on August 20 https://4xcircle.com/enjoy-a-pints-pups-night-at-addison-circle-park-on-august-20/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 00:39:52 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/enjoy-a-pints-pups-night-at-addison-circle-park-on-august-20/ [ad_1] Popular Addison After Dark event returns for third year with activities for you and your pet Addison, Texas — Calling all dog lovers: your four-legged friend can participate in the Addison After Dark Pints ​​& Pups event on August 20. There’s something for every member of the family at this festival dedicated to dogs […]]]>

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Popular Addison After Dark event returns for third year with activities for you and your pet

Addison, Texas — Calling all dog lovers: your four-legged friend can participate in the Addison After Dark Pints ​​& Pups event on August 20. There’s something for every member of the family at this festival dedicated to dogs and their parents. Dog-focused activities include a pop-up dog park, ‘arfs’ and crafts, while two-legged guests can enjoy live music, food trucks and a free beer tasting. local craft breweries!

There’s no shortage of puppy-focused activities for your pooch to explore during this event. The pop-up dog park (with sections for small and large dogs) is the perfect place for your dog to go wild. Let your Pup-casso express their artistic side with bandana decoration and paw print art, then capture the moment with a family photo in the photo booth. You can even adopt a new furry friend at the event: Addison Animal Control will be on hand with adoptable dogs.


The event will also offer many convivial activities. Enjoy the live music of Colton Hamilton with a lineup of blues, rock, soul and R&B, and Missing 3 Band, with classic and current rock. Guests aged 21 and over can savor the flavors of local craft breweries while supplies last. Participating brands include Hop & Sting Brewing Co., Peticolas Brewing Co., TUPPS Brewery, Breaking Brew Meadery, Franconia Brewing Co., Paulaner USA and more. Find the complete list of breweries on the event website.


You’ll also want to spend some time shopping at the Barketplace. Get treats from The Pet Treat Truck, find a new leash at Lula Pup Shop and explore the offers at Pappy’s Pet Lodge. If your pet is spoiled enough already, there will also be vendors for humans, including Nikki’s Popcorn Company and Texas Life Outfitter.

Pack a picnic or travel light and buy gyros, garlic fries and fresh lemonade at Cristi & Ali Cuisine, street tacos, nachos and quesadillas at Crown Catering Texas and fried chicken at Golden Chick. Want to refresh yourself with a sweet or a drink? Frios Gourmet Pops will serve popsicles and pupsicles and America’s Finest Beverages will sell beer, wine and soda.


To make the most of the evening, dress comfortably, bring a blanket or lawn chair and get ready for an unforgettable evening in Addison! Addison’s Monthly Festival Series brings a new perspective on themed entertainment to Addison Circle Park. Enjoy free events starting at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month from April through November, except September when Oktoberfest takes over the park. Each month focuses on a different theme, featuring fun activities, live music, popular food and dessert trucks, and specialty entertainment.


What: Addison After Dark: Pints ​​and Puppies

Spend the evening at a fun event with live music, free dog activities, beer tastings, food trucks and more.

When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Where: Addison Circle Park: 4970 Addison Circle, Addison, Texas 75001

Tickets: This is a FREE event

Parking: Public parking is FREE

Info: Visit www.AddisonAfterDark.com and @VisitAddison on social media.

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Our Military Circle Proposal Offers Broad Benefit Without Burdening Taxpayers – The Virginian-Pilot https://4xcircle.com/our-military-circle-proposal-offers-broad-benefit-without-burdening-taxpayers-the-virginian-pilot/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 22:06:13 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/our-military-circle-proposal-offers-broad-benefit-without-burdening-taxpayers-the-virginian-pilot/ [ad_1] I humbly offer these comments in response to recent articles in this journal about the City of Norfolk’s Military Circle Mall Revitalization Project. My team, Crossroads Partnership, is one of the tender respondents vying for selection and is comprised of proven property development and finance professionals, Virginia-based SB Ballard Construction Company and the world’s […]]]>

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I humbly offer these comments in response to recent articles in this journal about the City of Norfolk’s Military Circle Mall Revitalization Project. My team, Crossroads Partnership, is one of the tender respondents vying for selection and is comprised of proven property development and finance professionals,

Virginia-based SB Ballard Construction Company and the world’s leading sports venue operator, ASM Global.

“Why would Emmitt Smith seek an opportunity in Virginia? What business does he have here,” are common questions regarding my participation in this proposal. It’s simple: my passion is building and strengthening communities, and providing equitable access to resources to enable community members to live their healthiest, most fulfilling lives. My goal is to develop spaces that generate wealth creation opportunities for local and minority business owners and their families, whether in Virginia, Florida, Texas or any other part of the United States.

Prior to committing to the Military Circle Mall tender, I personally assembled a top notch team, with a proven track record of executing a vision to completion without funding or undue burden to the paying public.

Throughout my life and professional career, I have had the good fortune to see my dreams turn into goals, those goals become actions, and those actions bear good fruit. For me, a vision is only as good as its execution.

The Crossroads Partnership’s method of funding the city’s vision of a mixed-use, community-driven redevelopment of the Military Circle Mall project is not the traditional public-centred approach of asking the City of Norfolk or its people to provide millions of dollars to deliver the pledged assets. Through our public-private funding model, we can provide a reimagined space for the community to attend live events and competitive youth sporting events, dine, and relax in the new green space after a day of meetings. or an afternoon of shopping. Our live work and play proposal focuses on the financial aspects of the revitalization of Military Mall Circle so that the redevelopment project can begin in a timely manner, and not stop for two years to find funding, which delays deliverables and programs promised to the City of Norfolk.

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Submitted proposals differ in funding, programs and deliverables. The Crossroads Partnership proposal includes an 18,000-seat state-of-the-art entertainment, recreation and wellness complex for the community; a corporate campus conveniently anchored by Sentara Healthcare and the proposed joint School of Public Health; a diverse range of residential unit offerings; green spaces and walking paths; national hotel chains; sales area; and plans to establish an African-American cultural center.

Our team can ensure that the debt associated with the revitalization project will not become a burden on the city, its ratepayers or the Economic Development Authority. Our residential, office, retail and parking developments are 100% privately funded, providing a financially responsible and rewarding solution.

Additionally, our aim is to ensure that the target participation of local Norfolk minority businesses is the floor – the minimum – and will actively create more inclusive pathways for job creation and generational wealth. This team does not view diversity and inclusion as an initiative or a program or a benefit. For us, it’s who we are. It’s our DNA.

I firmly believe that where we live, learn, work and play impacts the outcome of our lives and the advancement of communities. I highlight this because it is the purpose and cornerstone of my passion for development projects, specifically revitalization projects that benefit a community and the people we serve.

This project is not about the celebrity attached to it or its origin. This project concerns the city of Norfolk and its inhabitants. I am confident that the Crossroads Partnership team can meet the needs of this project with a financial plan that does not include overspending on the taxpayer.

The Crossroads Partnership team is optimized and ready to partner with the City of Norfolk and its people. Norfolk, together our time is now.

Emmit Smith, CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member), is an entrepreneur who runs several companies involved in real estate development, construction and technology. He played 15 seasons in the National Football League and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Christian Guardino praises Michael Bublé as ‘such a genuine hearted person’ after sharing full circle moment with him https://4xcircle.com/christian-guardino-praises-michael-buble-as-such-a-genuine-hearted-person-after-sharing-full-circle-moment-with-him/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 00:13:21 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/christian-guardino-praises-michael-buble-as-such-a-genuine-hearted-person-after-sharing-full-circle-moment-with-him/ [ad_1] Since he had the chance to live his dream and play with Michel Buble on the american idol arrange, Christian Guardian says he and the “Feeling Good” singer have formed a supportive friendship and have even kept in touch. “He’s a really great person, he really is,” Guardino said. musical chaos. On May 8, […]]]>

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Since he had the chance to live his dream and play with Michel Buble on the american idol arrange, Christian Guardian says he and the “Feeling Good” singer have formed a supportive friendship and have even kept in touch.

“He’s a really great person, he really is,” Guardino said. musical chaos.

On May 8, the Idol The contestant saw a video of Bublé inviting him to sing a duet together. This call aired on the show after Guardino finished singing a cover of Justin Bieber’s song, “Lonely.” Although he did not enter the top 5 on Idol, Guardino was more than eager to return to the show and play with Bublé for the final.

They shared the stage on the last night of season 20 for a performance of “Smile”, a track co-written by Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons and John Turner which appears on Bublé’s eleventh studio album. Upper. The song, which also appears on Bublé’s 2005 live album, Caught in flagrante delictowas first recorded by Nat King Cole in 1954 and is based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack to Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film, Modern times.

By talking with musical chaos, Guardino emphasized how “cool” and “authentic” Bublé was during their interactions on and off camera. That performance and the kindness he received from Bublé was something Guardino will never forget.

“He’s one of the most genuine people I could have met on this whole trip. It was so cool to be able to sing with him. God, honestly, I’m still dealing with all that right now. I don’t think I got it into my head that I shared a scene with Michael Buble.

Guardino revealed that the two artists had exchanged numbers and stayed in touch since the show ended. They continue to motivate themselves to be the best versions of themselves.

“We talk and I text him and he texts me and he’s such a sincere person. I couldn’t even believe half the things he was saying about me and complimenting me. say, ‘man, do you understand your Michael Bublé and you’re saying that about me? Like, do you understand that’s crazy?'”

Bublé has been a fixture in Guardino’s musical catalog since childhood and his admiration for his duet partner has only grown since then.

“I was so excited,” he said. “I mean, I’ve been listening to Michael Bublé since fifth grade, ever since he dropped ‘I haven’t met you yet.’ I’ve been a fan of the guy ever since. He had this cool crooner style, but there’s something different about his voice. He had this clarity in his voice that he just projects. He’s amazing, so playing with him was… honestly, I couldn’t begin to understand it. It was just a dream come true.”

The video invitation that appeared on the Idol The scene wasn’t the first time Guardino had heard of Bublé. While on the Disney tour, the 21-year-old singer from Long Island received an unexpected surprise after giving professional dancer Derek Hough a taste of his upcoming performance.

“Derek, that day he called Michael and was like, ‘Yo, he needs to hear this.’ I was like, ‘what? Who are you calling right now? What’s going on? It was when we were shooting one of the packages before I did my “Circle of Life” performance and he called Michael Bublé I just remember freaking out, I couldn’t contain myself, I was really amazed, but it was so exciting.

“TIt wasn’t even supposed to happen,” he added.

The advice that the young artist received from the experienced Mr. Bublé encouraged him to pursue his musical career in the direction he wants.

“He told me to always be comfortable and play the way you are comfortable,” he shared. “Don’t let anyone tell you how comfortable to play, tell them how comfortable you are to play and how comfortable you are in in-ear and bandaging levels and all that sort of thing.”

Guardino has new music on the horizon as well as his first headlining show, which will take place November 4 in his hometown of Patchogue, New York.

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Craig Morgan brings Jelly Roll to the Opry stage for a special moment https://4xcircle.com/craig-morgan-brings-jelly-roll-to-the-opry-stage-for-a-special-moment/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:08:39 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/craig-morgan-brings-jelly-roll-to-the-opry-stage-for-a-special-moment/ [ad_1] Craig Morgan has invited a special guest to join him on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during his performance on Thursday, July 7. It’s not Jelly Roll’s first time on this stage—its debut was last fall—but it’s the first time the two have performed together, despite a bit of history. “How exciting is […]]]>

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Craig Morgan has invited a special guest to join him on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during his performance on Thursday, July 7. It’s not Jelly Roll’s first time on this stage—its debut was last fall—but it’s the first time the two have performed together, despite a bit of history.

“How exciting is Jelly Roll, y’all?” Morgan asks the crowd in the video below, before sharing their story. “I happened to be on the road somewhere and someone called me up and said, ‘Man, you gotta see that guy from Jelly Roll. He was just on the Grand Ole Opry and he doesn’t look like someone who would be on the Grand Ole Opry, but he was talking about you.”

The “Little Bit of Life” singer goes on to talk about Jelly Roll watching him perform right after his release from prison. Then Jelly Roll takes the stage to confirm the story while adding her own perspective.

“Shortly after I got out of jail I did, I sat there in the seventh row and cried like a baby and watched him sing,” he says, pointing to Morgan. “I remember thinking, I want people to feel the way he makes me feel right now.”

“It’s a true testimony that God is real and anything is possible because that same kid that was in prison and struggling, his wife is sitting right there. And he’s not sitting there tonight. That kid stands next to Craig Morgan,” he adds.

The two sang the song that moved Jelly Roll that night, “Almost Home.”

After their performance, Morgan presented Jelly Roll with a gift: a signed, handwritten copy of the lyrics to “Almost Home.” The gesture was almost too much for Jelly Roll, as her eyes filled with tears.

Jelly Roll has been making waves in the country music world since the release of their album Ballad of the Broken in 2021. His song “Dead Man Walking” quickly became his first No. 1 hit, and his latest single, “Son of a Sinner,” is currently in the Top 20.

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City News | Wilmington, DE https://4xcircle.com/city-news-wilmington-de/ Wed, 06 Jul 2022 21:49:24 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/city-news-wilmington-de/ [ad_1] Several galleries in and around Wilmington will participate this month gold crown of life by Donna Usher Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs Tina Betz, and Jerry duPhily of out and about Magazine invite city residents and art lovers from across the region to the upcoming Art Loop Wilmington, Friday […]]]>

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Several galleries in and around Wilmington will participate this month


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Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs Tina Betz, and Jerry duPhily of out and about Magazine invite city residents and art lovers from across the region to the upcoming Art Loop Wilmington, Friday July 8. The popular FREE art exhibition, now in its 34e year, is a partnership between the town hall of cultural affairs and out and about. Several galleries in Wilmington and surrounding areas will participate in this month’s Art Loop. A full list can be found in the July issue of out and about.

from wilmington Redding Gallerylocated at 800 North French Street, continues to feature the painter’s work Donna Usher, a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design and the University of Delaware, who was an associate professor of art at West Chester University for 25 years. In 2021 Ms Usher was awarded the Honors College skilled Appointment by West Chester University Board of Trustees. Additionally, in 1999, Professor Usher received the Faculty Merit Award for Creative Efforts and Collaboration with Students.

Donna Usher’s artwork is influenced by the commonalities of patterns, shapes and forms found in nature, such as circles, spheres, organic shapes, microscopic cells, aquatic life, planets of the deep space and wind patterns seen from above the earth. His frequent use of dots is inspired by a trip to Australia to study ancient Aboriginal dot painting.

Ms. Usher’s work has been exhibited in over 70 national and international juried and invitational exhibitions. His works are part of the permanent collections of the National Center of Fine Arts in Cairo, Egypt; The Museum of Cozumel, Mexico; Public Reading Museum; Verizon Enterprise Offices; Franklin Mint, Hercules Chemical Corporation; West Chester University; Moore College of Art and Design; Regional Center for Women in the Arts; Downtown Public Library; Offices of the American Restaurant Association and numerous private collections.

There is no reception in July, but all are welcome to view Donna Usher’s permanent exhibition at the Redding Gallery. For more information about the artist, visit: DonnaUsher.com

Other establishments featured in July include the Delaware Arts Division’s Mezzanine Gallery, MKT Gallery, Grand Opera House, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Chris White Gallery and Bridge Art Gallery.

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Jester by Forest Z. Allread

The Delaware Division of Arts Gallery Mezzaninelocated on the second floor of the Carvel State Office Building at 820 North French Street, is pleased to present Lewes-based Forest Z. Allred”Smorgasbord», a playful exhibition of large-scale paintings, mixed media and small works derived from digital illustration, photography and animation techniques. The term “smorgasbord” generally refers to a festive buffet consisting of various foods, both hot and cold. Allread explains, “I cooked a variety of ingredients and produced each artwork for Smorgasbord; so, feast your eyes and treat yourself to the pleasure of watching. The Delaware Division of the Arts invites you to an Art Loop reception on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. The show runs until Friday, July 29.

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Gallery MKT Place, at 200 West Ninth Street, proudly presents Ice Box’s Icee Summer Art Exhibit. Clothing brand Ice Box presents a unique exhibition of pop art and art showcasing the Ice Box brand as well as local artists James Wyatt, Danny Cortes and Rumkake Universe. Come discover the art in 1 and 3 dimensions and shop the brand inspired by streetwear. The exhibition, which opened its doors last week, continues until Friday, July 29. You are invited to an Art Loop reception starting this Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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by Victor Bloise The masks we wear

The Grand Operalocated at 818 North Market Street, will feature the work of two artists, Victor Bloise and Theresa Angela Taylor. The Great Gallery will present “Not regulated“, an exhibition of works by artist Victor Bloise, whose work represents his personal experience in line with his belief that art “should be an original and unique expression of the artist”.

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Cuban Cigars by Theresa Angela Taylor

Meanwhile, the baby grand Gallery will feature works by Dover resident Theresa Angela Taylor in an exhibition titled ‘The Circumstances of Building an Honorable Life’. For Taylor, art is a family tradition. Raised in a creative Harlem family, Taylor’s father, a painter himself, taught her to draw when she was just three years old. His grandfather was a jazz singer with the Cab Calloway. As a high school student at the Laurinburg Institute, a legendary boarding school in North Carolina, Taylor discovered she was dyslexic and was diagnosed with ADD. The school helped instill the confidence and sense of possibility that led her to work in commerce and graphic design in the Washington DC area. As an adult, Taylor studied at the Art Institute of Washington, and throughout her long business career she painted every day. Show times are 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Get Your Sis Coin by Rising Phoenix

Christina Cultural Arts Centerat 705-707 North Market Street, presents Young emerging Artists – a celebration of promising young artists who seek to make a positive impact on the Delaware arts community – featuring themes such as social justice, pop culture, identity, relationships and ore. There will be a reception on Friday July 8 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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black back by Yonnie


Chris White Gallery, at 701 Shipley Street, will present “The Floating Stinging”, a solo exhibition of the latest multimedia works by visual artist Yonnie, who uses photography, cinematography, digital design and music to create intoxicating imagery. Real life is his boxing ring and his camera is his weapon of choice. Much like Muhammad Ali, she calmly floats through life while strategically spiking with a photo, photoshoot, video, design, or other art project. His work is life itself, experiences and living experiences. There will be an Art Loop reception from 5-8 p.m.

Bridge Art Gallery @ New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, 920 Justison Street, presents “Urban Surrealism” featuring art by Martryce Roach and Christopher Mack. Roach first presented her work at The House of Art in her hometown of New Brunswick, NJ, in 2014. With an unconventional approach to pastels, she has since delivered thoughtful, energetic drawings that make your eyes dance. as they move through its color landscapes. . His works are bright, fresh, current and cultivated. Martryce playfully incorporates elements of music, education, geometric shapes, and environment to construct art stories that speak to the human experience, particularly as they relate to African American culture. Christopher Mack is co-owner of The Bridge Art Gallery.

Gallery owners Cheryl and Christopher Mack are dedicated to advancing artistic pursuits through public engagement. As curators of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce’s Riverfront Office, the Macks present monthly art exhibits that include light refreshments and performances. You are invited to a reception on Friday, July 8 from 5-8:30 p.m. presented by the Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC) and The Bridge Art Gallery which will feature art, entertainment, food and beverages. The event is free, but registration is appreciated.

COVID GUIDELINES
All visitors must confirm and follow COVID guidelines as determined by individual galleries.

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the Art Loop Shuttle, which will leave the Chamber of Commerce’s Bridge Art Gallery parking lot at 920 Justison Street at 5:45 p.m. The shuttle provides round-trip transportation to Downtown Art Loop venues or locations in Trolley Square and north of downtown and are a convenient way to meet other art lovers. The shuttle driver will be on hand at The Contemporary to answer questions and help art lovers navigate the many offerings at Art Loop Wilmington. Reservations are not required.

The Wilmington Art Loop is a self-guided exhibition of visual art presented in galleries, studios, museums and alternative spaces in Wilmington and surrounding areas. FREE event draws local and regional art lovers to the Downtown District and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month, excluding Independence Day weekend in July . Many venues offer the opportunity to meet the featured artists while patrons enjoy refreshments and, in some cases, live entertainment is scheduled.

The Art Loop Wilmington website – a portable guide to the Loop easily navigable by gallery location, artist or venue type – is mobile-friendly and features monthly lineup at least two weeks before each Art Loop begins. The site can be accessed at www.artloopwilmington.org. People can also join the conversation on social media using #ArtLoopWilm or visit the Facebook page. The next Art Loop will take place on Friday August 5, 2022.

COMMUNITY AND MEDIA INQUIRIES:

John Rago
Deputy chief of staff
Mayor’s office
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email: jrago@wilmingtonde.gov

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Peterborough Players presents CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION next month https://4xcircle.com/peterborough-players-presents-circle-mirror-transformation-next-month/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:16:05 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/peterborough-players-presents-circle-mirror-transformation-next-month/ [ad_1] The 2022 Summer Player Season continues with Circle Mirror Transformation. This beautiful, fun and instant comedy-drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker explores the catalyst for intimate self-discovery in the most humorous setting. Artistic director Tom Frey directs the piece. Circle Mirror Transformation opens Thursday July 7th and lasts until Sunday July 17th. When […]]]>

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The 2022 Summer Player Season continues with Circle Mirror Transformation. This beautiful, fun and instant comedy-drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker explores the catalyst for intimate self-discovery in the most humorous setting. Artistic director Tom Frey directs the piece. Circle Mirror Transformation opens Thursday July 7th and lasts until Sunday July 17th.

When an unlikely company of strangers come together to take a community theater class in a small Vermont town, they discover more about themselves than Stanislavski, Hagen or Meisner. As they hilariously participate in acting drills that are sure to teach them something (right?), they discover that the real study lies in their own growth, exploration, and discovery. While open, surrounded by the trappings of the studio, the powerful class exercises inspire both teacher and students to face their lives with greater courage.

“To me, it’s a quintessential Players show; unexpected, and one that makes you laugh as much as it moves you,” Frey says. “In my experience, drama class was where I laughed and sometimes cried the hardest with my classmates because someone made a brilliant choice or self-revelation. However, as the action of this play takes place in a theater classroom, anyone, whether they’ve set foot in the studio or not, will relate to these incredibly well-written characters.”

The cast includes a mix of returning Players company members, as well as some new faces. Kate Kenney (Our Town at the Players, A Christmas Carol National Tour) returns as Theresa; Philip Kershaw (Our Town at the Players, Julius Caesar at the Houston Shakespeare Festival) returns as Schultz; Douglas Rees (Arsenic and Old Lace at the Players, Our Town at Alabama Shakespeare Festival) returns as James; and Katie Shults (Beehive: The 60s Musical at the Players, Pride and Prejudice at Lost Nation Theatre) returns as Lauren. Additionally, the Players welcome Marina Re (Master Class at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre) as acting teacher, Marty.

Scenic design is by Emmy Boisvert, costume design is by Bethany Mullins, lighting design is by Jonathan (Jack) Stoffel, sound design is by Kevin Frazier, and prop design is by Emily Allinson. Julia Perez and Vanessa C. Hart are Actors’ Equity Stage Management.

Special events

In addition to our previously announced Post-Show Talkback on July 10, Players are hosting our next Food Truck Night on July 16! Join us between 5-7pm when Total Thai Food Truck will be on hand with amazing Thai food, available for purchase. Come early on the 16th and enjoy! Additionally, Pay-What-You-Can tickets for Circle Mirror Transformation will be available Friday, July 8 for anyone who needs help accessing tickets for player productions. We invite patrons to attend this performance, with a guest, for whatever they feel they can afford. Tickets must be reserved in advance through the box office: (603) 924-7585.

Single tickets to Circle Mirror Transformation are $47 and are on sale NOW. Flexible barn door passes available throughout the summer season. Tickets can be purchased at www.peterboroughplayers.org or by calling the box office at (603) 924-7585.

Peterborough Players is New Hampshire’s first professional regional theater. The Players is known for an annual summer season, this year with 5 mainline productions and 1 children’s show, and continues to offer the Arts on Screen series which includes screenings of renowned performances from The Met: Live in HD. The Players enriches the human experience by producing quality professional live theater, developing and training theater artists, and providing New Hampshire with a wide variety of performing arts events. Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, please visit Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458 or www.peterboroughplayers.org

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