Nearly 400-year-old Shakespeare collection on display in Juneau

first_imgShare this story: Arts & Culture | Juneau | SyndicatedNearly 400-year-old Shakespeare collection on display in JuneauJuly 29, 2016 by Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO Share:The First Folio sits in a temperature-controlled container on display at the Alaska State Library. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)A nearly 400-year-old book is on display in the Alaska State Library in Juneau. And it’s not just any old book, it’s the First Folio—the first printed collection of Shakespeare’s plays that brought his work to the world even after his death.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.In the backroom of the Rockwell bar downtown, above the music and among glasses of amber ale and wine, a dozen actors are reading “Cymbeline,” one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays.There’s an evil queen, forbidden love, epic battles and long-lost relatives. Local Shakespeare company, Theatre in the Rough, is reading all 36 of the bard’s plays within the next month. It’s because the book that brought the world Shakespeare’s work—including this play–is here in Juneau.The First Folio is a collection of all of Shakespeare’s work. Two of Shakespeare’s buddies created it seven years after he died. The nearly 400-year-old book provides a written record of half of Shakespeare’s plays that would’ve otherwise disappeared–such as “Macbeth” and “The Tempest.”Freya Anderson is the state librarian who helped get the book here, and a proud Shakespeare geek.“A lot of what we know today is because of the First Folio,” she said.Inside Alaska State Library that room that holds the First Folio, a thin veil of light casts on the book, which visitors can view in its glass encasement. For Shakespeare fans, this is their Holy Grail.“I mentioned before it’s not quite a religious experience,” she said, “but I’d put it in the top three library-related experiences in my life.”She said the process of getting it to Juneau has been years in the making, and on Tuesday the book went on display.The library applied for a grant ahead of the First Folio’s visit, before the library even finished construction.That’s because the First Folio belongs to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and the one in Juneau isn’t the only copy. Of the 253 remaining in the world, the library has 82. This year, they’re touring six copies of the First Folio to reach every state and some territories, to celebrate the playwright’s 400th birthday.Just outside the library, Jim Hale is beginning to prepare for an upcoming lecture on the First Folio. The Shakespeare scholar said seeing the collection is seeing a piece of history.“Shakespeare’s informed western culture over the last 400 years and this is an artifact of that. It preserves some of our greatest literature, some of our greatest plays,” Hale said. “We wouldn’t have ‘The Tempest’ without this book. I couldn’t imagine a world without ‘The Tempest.’”The First Folio will be on display until Aug. 24.For a list of all the Shakespeare events happening in Juneau, visit the state library and museum website.last_img read more

Alaska trail advocates warn Walker of transportation funding lapses

first_imgFederal Government | State Government | TransportationAlaska trail advocates warn Walker of transportation funding lapsesJune 22, 2017 by Henry Leasia, Alaska Public Media Share:Advocacy group Alaska Trails sent a letter to let Gov. Bill Walker know that transportation funds are at risk. Alaska returned $2.6 million to the U.S. Department of Transportation last September.The Transportation Alternatives Program provides federal funding for smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities.The federal government authorizes the funds each year for every state that must be obligated to local projects within four years. Projects funded through the program require a 20 percent state or local match.The Alaska Department of Transportation had to return the remainder of its 2013 TAP fund after failing to obligate all of the money before it expired in 2016.Safe Routes to School National Partnership releases a quarterly report on states’ progress in obligating the program funds.Deputy director Margo Pedroso said that Alaska’s lapsed TAP funding is a missed opportunity.“These dollars that are allocated to Alaska Department of Transportation are, in essence, Alaska’s fair share of the gas tax that every resident pays as they get around,” Pedroso said. “By letting those funds lapse and be returned to the federal government, Alaska dollars are now going and being distributed to other states.”Alaska DOT spokesperson Jill Reese said that the 2013 TAP money was not obligated in time because there were not enough projects submitted from local stakeholders that were eligible for funding.Alaska Trails executive director Steve Cleary thinks the DOT could have done better outreach to find projects for TAP funding.“The fact is, there was four years for this program to be implemented and run,” Cleary said. “The DOT, in my estimation, waited too long to start it. So of course there are going to be hiccups and stumbling, but if they had taken advantage of more time, then they would have been able to solicit and recruit qualified applicants rather than just having to take the applications that came in.”According to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, nearly $4 million of Alaska’s TAP funding from 2014 could be returned to the federal government if it is not obligated by September 2017.Share this story:last_img read more

Susan Orlean Wants to Make You Cry—On Her New Podcast

first_imgMediaBooksSusan Orlean Wants to Make You Cry—On Her New PodcastEarwolf’s newly launched Wolfpop network debuts with a show about the fine art of bawling (and a talk show co-hosted by Sylvester Stallone)By Elina Shatkin – November 4, 2014816ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAdmit it: You get misty when you hear Miley Cyrus sing “Wrecking Ball.” And when she belts out “The Mountain,” you have to restrain yourself from weeping. Okay, maybe that’s our issue, but we’re not entirely alone. “I think Miley Cyrus’s voice hooks into something very emotional,” says actress Sarah Thyre. “Even ‘Party in the USA’ makes me feel like, ‘Ohhhh, I was twelve years old once.’”The song is also perfect material for Crybabies, the new podcast Thyre co-hosts with New Yorker writer Susan Orlean. Devoted to movies, songs, and anything else that gets the waterworks started, the show debuts today as part of Wolfpop, the just launched sister network of Earwolf. Both networks are owned by podcasting juggernaut Midroll Media, but Earwolf is comedian Scott Aukerman’s baby while funnyman Paul Scheer oversees content for Wolfpop.In addition to Crybabies the Wolfpop lineup includes a film-themed podcast co-hosted by LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson (The Canon); another film-themed podcast co-hosted by Leonard Maltin (Maltin on Movies w/ Baron Vaughn); a cheeky gossip show for thirtysomethings desperate to stay relevant (OMFG!); a pair of shows with titles that leave little to the imagination (Denzel Washington is Greatest Actor of All Time Period and Reading Aloud with Nate Corddry); and The Sylvester Stallone Show, a talk show that pairs the action star with Scheer, not to kick ass but to chat about the news of the day. In all, Wolfpop is launching 13 podcasts today. Maybe podcasting really is in the midst of a renaissance.“There are a million pop culture shows out there. I wanted ours to be special and different,” Scheer says. “In the launch we’re leaning on the movie side, but ultimately I want to have a show about comic books, a show about board games.  The worldview to me is culture, pop culture, and nerd geek kind of stuff. Earwolf is about comedy podcasts. With [Wolfpop] the foot forward is pop culture. I didn’t want every show to be from a comedy conceit. Shows can be more serious but I think they are funny too. That’s the weird balance. Like if we do an episode about David Foster Wallace, it’s not going to be a laugh riot.”Most of this makes sense. But how did a writer who has penned books about orchid hunters and canine TV stars and an actress known for playing a no-nonsense gym coach on Strangers with Candy end up hosting a biweekly podcast about sobbing?“I’ve always fantasized about doing something on radio,” Orlean says. “You could wear your pajamas and you could still be broadcasting. It would be the most fun thing.”Thyre and Orlean started out as Twitter pals then met at the L.A. memorial for writer David Rackoff, a mutual friend.Describing herself as a huge crier, Thyre says, “I’ve always wanted to do something where I talk to people about works of art that make them cry and whether they enjoy that feeling. I met with the guys at Earwolf and said I’d like to have a co-host. The minute I proposed Susan, they were like ‘Hell, yes. Bring her on!’”For her part, Orlean says she was in a reverie when Thyre serendipitously called her. “This sounds like I’m making it up, but I was thinking about how much I value artwork that makes me cry. As much as I love humor, the things I savor tend to be the ones that hit me in the gut. There are many different ways that you cry but all of them are absolutely delicious.”At a running time of 45 to 60 minutes, Crybabies begins with Orlean and Thyre riffing on a “Cry of the Week.”“There’s crying because you’re moved by something incredibly beautiful. There’s sentimental crying. There’s crying because your heart’s broken. There’s crying because you’re laughing so hard that you’re practically in tears,” Orlean says.“The one we tend to talk about with the most affection is the aching cry, the wistful cry. You’re enjoying the feeling of a missed connection or something that never happened. That’s my favorite kind of cry,” Thyre says.“That’s the money cry,” Orlean adds.The two have so far recorded five episodes of Crybabies, with a new episode scheduled to debut every two weeks on Thursday. Guests have included filmmaker Christopher Guest, Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, musician Neko Case, comedian Andy Kindler, and all-around fount of awesomeness “Weird Al” Yankovic.Their guests’ sob-inducing choices haven’t always been obvious. Neko Case selected the banjo cover of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” that opens Raising Arizona. “To me it sounds like a rollicking bluegrass riff,” Orlean says. “But she picks that as something that made her cry. And that movie is ostensibly a comedy.The next step? Getting Kleenex manufacturer Kimberly-Clark to underwrite the show. Not really. But guests will receive a packet of tissues printed with the show’s Tony Millionaire-designed logo. All the better to dab at their eyes and sniffle into while they’re recording. Because it would be sad if Crybabies didn’t leave you at least a little lachrymose. TAGSAndy KindlerChristopher GuestEarwolfLeonard MaltinLizz WinsteadMidroll MediaNeko CasePaul ScheerPodcastSarah ThyreSusan OrleanSylvester StalloneWeird AlWolfpopPrevious articleFood Lover: Alfredo Gurrola, the Fisher KingNext articleTop Tickets: Mariachi El Bronx, Black Keys, Julian Casablancas, & Weezer Play Gigs in L.A. This WeekElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORGoodbye to My Funny, Genial, Kind, and Warm Friend Fred WillardYou May Not Know Their Names, but These 3 Artists Helped Shape Disney HistoryWhen People Ask ‘Yo, Is This Racist?’ These Podcasters Find It Usually Islast_img read more

Exclusive: Listen to Tommy Emmanuel’s It’s Never Too Late Before It’s…

first_imgMusicExclusive: Listen to Tommy Emmanuel’s It’s Never Too Late Before It’s On SaleThe world’s greatest acoustic guitarist plays the El Rey on ThursdayBy Sonya Singh – September 15, 2015872ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItWhen you listen to a truly great guitarist, the guitar isn’t the only thing you hear. The furious click of fingernails plucking the strings with one hand, the squeaky slide of fingertips flying up and down the strings with the other—this is how you know someone like Tommy Emmanuel is on stage.The sort of artist you have to see to truly experience, Emmanuel will take the El Rey stage Thursday to share his new album, It’s Never Too Late, which we’re proud to premiere exclusively ahead of its Friday release. It’s Never Too Late is Emmanuel’s first completely solo studio offering in 15 years, but the Australian virtuoso’s aptitude for Travis picking—that acoustic fingerpicking style that sounds like he’s three guitarists at once—will make you forget he’s a one-man band.Emmanuel had already toured Australia up and down by age 10, culminating in a performance during the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. He’s played with Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Air Supply, Men at Work, Les Paul, Albert Lee, and Stevie Wonder, and he was awarded the honor of Certified Guitar Player by his idol and mentor, Chet Atkins—a title held only by four other guitarists in the world.Emmanuel is well-known in music’s more technical communities—Guitar Player magazine has honored him many a time—because the intricacy of his style is often underestimated by average listeners until they can see it up close, and understandably so. More people may flaunt their air guitar skills during a Slash solo than one of Emmanuel’s, but he’s a guitar hero just the same. It doesn’t take a musical mind to appreciate Emmanuel’s music, though. He doesn’t sing during his songs, but his bright melodies sing for him, lingering in your head the way a vocal melody would and undulating with the same emotions. On this new record, he spans a breadth of sentiments and styles. He showcases his precision on “Hello’s and Goodbyes,” and he hops from genre to genre on “One Mint Julep” (blues), “The Duke” (folk), and “El Vaquero” (Latin).At 60, Emmanuel still averages 300 shows per year (“I’m trying to get good at it,” he told us in one of many modest moments the last time we spoke). He tackles the challenge head on in It’s Never Too Late, embracing possibility and conveying it deftly without saying a single word. Take a listen below.Tommy Emmanuel plays the El Rey Thursday, and he will return to California in January with two shows in Malibu. It’s Never Too Late is available for preorder here. TAGSEl ReyIt’s Never Too LateTommy EmmanuelPrevious articleEssential T: Real Deal Carne Asada Chorreadas at La CarretaNext articleLos Angeles Gets a Football Team—Just Not That Kind of Football TeamSonya Singh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORWorld Renowned Musician Tommy Emmanuel is Three Guitarists in Onelast_img read more

People / Ray Curtis and Delta part company

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 27/05/2016 Delta took the decision in 2014 to realign its cargo management. As Tony Charaf, former cargo boss retired, the carrier decided to split cargo into two – with sales to report to passenger sales, and cargo operations folded into passenger operations.Mr Curtis was reporting directly to Steve Sear, who was promoted earlier this year to EVP global sales. Bob Somers took on the job of VP global sales.Bill Lentsch continues as SVP airport operations and cargo operations, according to the carrier’s website. Scott Barkley, who reported to Mr Lentsch and who was managing director global cargo operations, left the carrier at the end of last year. And Kristen Shovlin, vp commercial operations, is also now named on the Delta Cargo team.Mr Curtis joined Delta in 2008, and the following year led the integration of Northwest Cargo Sales into Delta Cargo. Prior to that, he was director of strategic accounts at United Cargo and had also worked at Northwest’s cargo arm.While the news of Mr Curtis’ departure was confirmed by several sources, Delta did not respond to enquiries by The Loadstar. Ray Curtis, vice president, global cargo sales, for Delta, is parting company with the airline, The Loadstar has learned.The news comes amid declining sales in Delta’s cargo arm and a recent management reshuffle. Delta appointed Gareth Joyce as president of cargo in May.Cargo revenue at Delta fell 25.3% in the first quarter of 2016, amounting to just 1.7% of the carrier’s total revenues. In the fourth quarter, its cargo revenue fell 21%, while overall in 2015, it fell 13%.None of the US airlines had glowing cargo results – but in comparison, American saw cargo revenues fall 16.8% in the first quarter and United saw a 19.8% decline.last_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: It’s show-and-tell time for XPO chief exec Jacobs

first_img Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Forgotten your password? Please click here LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN Password* New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Expect Brad Jacobs, the star chief executive of XPO Logistics, to pull a rabbit out of the proverbial hat within about 24 hours as the 3PL he spearheads approaches a crucial juncture on the road to sustained, and ever more sustainable, value creation than in the past year or so.On the one hand, expectations run high for XPO management’s delivery tomorrow (the numbers are released later today after the stock markets close in the US) of what ought to be … Email* By Alessandro Pasetti 28/10/2019 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Please Login << Go back Email* Reset Your Passwordlast_img read more

Listen: Kara Zivin on seeing her own struggles during pregnancy reflected in Meghan Markle’s

first_img @PJSkerrett Editor, First Opinion Patrick Skerrett is the editor of First Opinion, STAT’s platform for perspective and opinion on the life sciences writ large, and the host of the First Opinion Podcast. Tags mental healthreproductive health And if you have any feedback for us — First Opinion authors to feature on the podcast, vocal mannerisms the host needs to jettison, kudos or darts — email us at [email protected] and please put “podcast” in the subject line. About the Author Reprints Patrick Skerrettcenter_img [email protected] By Patrick Skerrett March 24, 2021 Reprints In this week’s episode of STAT’s “First Opinion Podcast,” I talk with Kara Zivin, a University of Michigan research scientist and professor of psychiatry and of obstetrics and gynecology. She wrote a moving and informative First Opinion, “Meghan Markle gave voice to the despair I once felt during pregnancy,” soon after Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the Duchess of Sussex. In our conversation, Zivin talks about her own struggles, as well as the balancing act between protecting one’s privacy and advocating for changes in policy and stigma.A caution to listeners: This episode includes discussions of suicide during pregnancy.Be sure to sign up for the weekly “First Opinion Podcast” on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.advertisement First Opinion PodcastListen: Kara Zivin on seeing her own struggles during pregnancy reflected in Meghan Markle’s last_img read more

Open Day in Clonohill Gardens for Laois Hospice this weekend

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest Previous articleIn Pictures: Wonderful atmosphere as Laois players meet supporters ahead of Joe McDonagh finalNext articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Are you looking for a day out this weekend? Why not come along to the Laois Hospice Clonohill Gardens open day at Laois Angling Centre in Coolrain and enjoy a relaxing day out while supporting a great cause.The Clonohill Gardens open day is taking place next Sunday, June 23, from 2-6pm in aid of Laois Hospice and the New Camross Village Park.Clonohill Gardens is a beautiful Country Garden on one acre with mature trees, woodland, herbaceous borders and walled garden overlooking lake.It propagates some unusual plants such as Beesia calthifolia, Jeffersonia diphylla, Diplarrhena moraea, Triostemon pinnatifidum.There will be plants for sale on the day. Admission is €10 per person and includes afternoon tea.For further information contact Enda on 087 9962864/057 8735091 or email [email protected] Follow signs to Laois Angling Centre – Clonohill Gardens will be signposted  on the day from Mountrath and Ballaghmore (old Dublin/Limerick Road R445 formerly N7)Eircode: R32 NF80SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on WhatsApp Home Sponsored Open Day in Clonohill Gardens for Laois Hospice this weekend Sponsored Twitter Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th June 2019 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Open Day in Clonohill Gardens for Laois Hospice this weekend GAA GAA GAA TAGSClonohilLaois Hospice last_img read more

TD refreshes mobile app

first_img Toronto-based TD Bank Group has unveiled its redesigned app for iPhone and Android smartphones. “This redesign represents a real collaboration of ideas between TD and our customers, incorporating new capabilities in ways our customers want to be able to use our app,” says Rizwan Khalfan, senior vice president and chief digital officer at TD. “The result is a more engaging experience that is quick and simple to use and allows customers to do more while on the go.” Keywords Mobile applications and devicesCompanies Toronto-Dominion Bank Aside from its updated features, the app includes a new capability, which allows TD clients to pay U.S. bills from their eligible TD Canada Trust or U.S. dollar personal chequing or savings accounts. This is the first time this functionality is provided through a Canadian banking app, according to the firm. Redesigned features include the ability to access the firm’s most popular banking options from the home screen; viewing account balances without the need to log in; and simpler method of moving and sending money by Interac e-Transfer, which includes the ability to add recipients directly from the client’s smartphone contact list. There are also enhanced investing features for TD Direct Investing clients, where they can make trades; view real-time quotes; and monitor investments and stocks with advanced, full-screen charting. TD notes that clients using the firm’s app are protected by the TD Online and Mobile Security Guarantee, provided that clients meet their security responsibilities. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Digital identity verification comes to Canadian financial institutionscenter_img Tessie Sanci RBC adds AI-powered budgeting feature to mobile app Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Custos of Kingston Pledges to Promote Peace Through Restorative and Community Justice

first_imgCustos of Kingston Pledges to Promote Peace Through Restorative and Community Justice Governor GeneralFebruary 26, 2010 RelatedCustos of Kingston Pledges to Promote Peace Through Restorative and Community Justice Advertisements RelatedCustos of Kingston Pledges to Promote Peace Through Restorative and Community Justicecenter_img RelatedCustos of Kingston Pledges to Promote Peace Through Restorative and Community Justice FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Newly appointed Custos of Kingston, Steadman Fuller, has pledged to work to bring peace and order to Jamaican communities by promoting Restorative and Community Justice (RCJ) practices.“Carrying out this type of justice will cost less, it will ease the load in the formal justice system (and) it will be of invaluable assistance to the police force,” Custos Fuller told a packed audience at the Jamaica Conference Centre downtown Kingston yesterday (Feb. 25) following his installation.The kind of intervention provided through restorative justice, he argued, could help in reducing recidivism and preventing crimes related to domestic violence, revenge and reprisals. “(These) situations would probably be avoided through attention at the community level,” he stated.Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), observes as new Custos of Kingston, Steadman Fuller affixes his signature to the Oath of Allegiance at the swearing in ceremony held yesterday (Feb. 25) at the Jamaica Conference Centre downtown Kingston.RCJ was formally adopted in Jamaica in 2007 and has at its base, some of the highest human characteristics – reconciliation, restoration, forgiveness, reformation, restitution, rehabilitation and healing. A number of communities across the island have been benefiting from the system under a Ministry of Justice pilot project, and during the recent RCJ Week observance others were added.Justices of the Peace, Custos Fuller said, have a significant role to play in the process as it is they who will chair the community justice panels, which will be established to hear and resolve grievances brought by community members. The panels will be made up of community persons, who have been trained in restorative justice principles and processes.He said he hoped the country will embrace the new system “with both hands” as a way to repair broken relationships and re-establish order and justice to society.The new Custos of Kingston, who was sworn in by Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, also expressed a deep desire to see the City of Kingston restored to its former glory.“It is not difficult to twin restorative justice with, in our case, inner city restoration; I strongly suggest we pursue it,” he proposed.He continued: “I believe however, we need to move beyond plans and into action. One source suggests there are some 25 plans that have been generated overtime. We need to move beyond that and the time is now.”Custos Fuller said that the restoration of Kingston should go beyond cosmetic spruce-up efforts and focus on renovation and investment.“There are significant and quantifiable long-term benefits to be gained from inner city renewal.buoyed by a combination of effort on the part of local government, the private sector and investment-friendly incentives,” he pointed out.“The idea that people, who live in the inner-city are non-productive and, for the most part, are relying on handouts is very, very wrong. I am proposing a model for downtown Kingston that will integrally involve those who presently live here,” he stated.The Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Bookshop and co-founder of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica replaces Rev. Canon Weevil Gordon, who recently retired.last_img read more