Let them both eat cake

first_imgOn the gridiron, the legendary Harvard-Yale clash is simply called “The Game.” Off the field, the competition between the two Ivy universities can be equally intense. Students from the schools frequently engage in a war of words and wit in an effort to outdo each other.In the end, it took an infamous French queen to bring the two longtime rivals together, at least on the artistic front.For the first time, Harvard’s American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and the Yale Repertory Theatre are collaborating on a stage production, the world premiere of “Marie Antoinette.” The “barbed and brassy tragicomedy,” as it is billed, traces the life of French King Louis XVI’s wife, an 18th-century child bride from Austria who was initially embraced by the French, and later condemned by them to the guillotine. Legend has it that she once said of hungry French peasants, “Let them eat cake,” though there is no proof of that.A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, who calls Marie Antoinette the most “famous 1 percenter,” said the new work, written by David Adjmi, appealed to her because it is “theater that is reflecting the world we live in,” including political and economic parallels.“It’s a historical subject matter that is making a detonating comment on America today,” said Paulus, referring to the nation’s widening income gap. “So I said, of course ‘yes.’ Little did I know that this would be the first … co-production with Yale.” She joked that it “takes the theater to bring Harvard and Yale together.”Actress Brooke Bloom (right) stars as Marie Antoinette in the collaborative production of “Marie Antoinette,” produced by Harvard’s American Repertory Theater and the Yale Repertory Theatre. Also pictured is David Greenspan, who plays a sheep.The two theater groups share a rich set of connections, including a founding father. Theater director, playwright, educator, and critic Robert Brustein created the Yale Rep as dean of the Yale School of Drama from 1966 to 1979. He then moved his model — which unites professionals with talented students, promotes new works, and reinvents the classics — to Harvard. In 1980, Brustein founded the A.R.T. in Cambridge, and served as artistic director until 2002.In addition, James Bundy, who now leads the Yale Rep, attended Harvard as an undergraduate and haunted the A.R.T.’s halls as a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club. While a student, he worked with Harvard alum and director Peter Sellars on the A.R.T.’s Loeb Drama Center stage. Bundy met Paulus when he was a graduate student at the Yale Drama School in the 1990s. His mission, he said, was to try to woo Paulus to the program. She ultimately chose Columbia University, but they kept track of each other through the years. Now they can learn from one another.“There is such a legacy and a continuation between the two institutions … and there is the increased brain trust that has been created because of this collaboration … this amazing cross-fertilization,” said Paulus.Bundy, who commissioned the play, quickly realized he needed a collaborator to help stage the lavish production, which calls for a large cast and elaborate costumes like period-inspired “magnificent frocks and wonderful tall wigs.” He sent an email to like-minded colleagues to gauge their interest. Paulus jumped at the chance.“He has continued to be such a friend and colleague as a fellow artistic director, so when he emailed me over a year ago to say ‘There’s this play, and maybe we could do it together,’ it caught my eye immediately,” said Paulus.Paulus and Bundy collaborated early on key decisions. Working closely with Adjmi and director Rebecca Taichman, they helped to cast actors and select members of the production and creative teams, establish a time frame for the work, and create a shared budget. As the show evolved, weekly telephone conference calls, often with upwards of 30 participants from the theaters, became the norm. In July, the two collaborative teams, a group of more than 100 people, gathered in the Loeb’s lobby for a “meet and greet.”James Bundy (center), who commissioned the play, goes way back with A.R.T. Director Diane Paulus. They met when he was a graduate student at the Yale Drama School in the 1980s. His mission, he said, was to try to woo Paulus to the program.“To see Diane lead that room was absolutely thrilling because her spirit is infectious, and she’s such an inclusive person,” said Bundy.The artistic directors continue to work closely on the production. “James and I will be side by side through the buildup to the opening night, being able to support the production and give notes,” said Paulus. “It’s just like double the firepower.”The show will open at the A.R.T. and run from Sept. 1 to 29. It will then move to Yale on Oct. 26, where it will continue to be fine-tuned. The production’s fall timing is no coincidence. Paulus and Bundy were each keen to release the production in the run-up to November’s presidential election.“We were very eager to stage it in a political season and to examine how cultures both create and drag down the demons that they imagine exist,” said Bundy.Paulus called Adjmi a “writer of great imagination,” who “has this incredible way to point at the world that we live in today.”last_img read more

Virginia woman sets record for summiting all the Adirondack 46 High Peaks

first_imgPhoto: Algonquin Peak as viewed from Indian Falls along Mt Marcy hiking trail. Algonquin Peak is the second-highest mountain in New York, and one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks in Adirondack Park courtesy of Getty Images by Ultima_Gaina Silver Run Falls Trail on North Carolina’s Nantahala Ranger District will close temporarily beginning August 24 for trail maintenance, the Forest Service said in a news release. The trail is expected to reopen September 5, 2020. During the trail’s closure there will be no public access and the pull out off Highway 107 south of Cashiers will also be closed. Alyssa Godesky of Charlottesville, Virginia has set a new women’s record for summiting all of the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, North Country Public Radio reports. Godesky completed the feat in 3 days, 16 hours, and 16 minutes, covering 160 miles and tackling more than 67,000 feet of elevation gain. Godesky also holds the women’s supported fastest known time of Vermont’s Long Trail. “Hopefully putting myself out there and going for [the record] encourages other women to get out more in the mountains and get competitive in the mountains because it’s such a great place to get fit,” she told NCPR. “That’s what I love to do and if I can inspire anyone else by seeing my run, if they’re inspired to get out and go hike a peak, then it’s well worth it.” Preliminary data shows that the highest temperature ever recorded on earth may have been registered at the Furnace Creek visitor center at Death Valley National Park on August 16, 2020. An automated weather station recorded a temperature of 129.9 F, a temperature remarkable even in Death Valley, where highs regularly reach into the triple digits. The previous global record high for August was 127.9 F, recorded in Mitribah, Kuwait in 2011. The world’s highest recorded temperature ever may have happened this month in Death Valley Silver Run Falls trail in Nantahala Ranger District closed temporarily If the temperature recorded on August 16 is confirmed, it will be the planet’s third-highest temperature on record, the World Meteorological Organization says. However, the accuracy of the two higher readings are under debate, meaning that this month’s temperature may be the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Virginia woman sets record for summiting all the Adirondack 46 High Peakslast_img read more

Examiners seek comments on Bar applicants

first_imgThe applicants listed below have recently filed for admission to The Florida Bar. You are urged to write the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1750 about any of the applicants and comment on their present character and fitness. All information is treated as confidential. The applicants are listed alphabetically by area of longest most recent residence with the law school indicated. FLORIDA Fegan, Regina Maria U. of Florida Altamonte Springs Forsett, Marcia Vestylena Texas Southern U. Bartow Langley, Daniel William Florida State U. Bradenton Riggins, Catherine Ann Nova Southeastern U. Carol City Dantzler-Smith, Vernai Temple U. Boca Raton Feldman, Daniel Paul Nova Southeastern U. Boca Raton Marton, Brandon Jarad U. of Miami Boca Raton Kirk, William Nelson Washburn U. – Topeka Boynton Beach Rimel-Braverman, Jennifer Juliane Nova Southeastern U. Boynton Beach Idrizi, Shpresa Florida Coastal S. of L. Clearwater Tiwary, A. Devesh Harvard U. Clearwater Kornbluth, Sierra Dawn U. of Florida Cooper City Clark, Diahn Lynn Stetson U. Cocoa Saidi, Christine Nova Southeastern U. Coconut Creek Slater, Karen Dee Nova Southeastern U. Coral Gables Levy, Bryan Paul Nova Southeastern U. Coral Springs Reese, Leslie Stetson U. Coral Springs Yonke, Heather Lauren U. of Florida Coral Springs Perez, Juan Jorge U. of Florida Davie Campbell, Scott M. Stetson U. DeFuniak Springs Garrity, Ryan Owen Florida State U. Defuniak Springs Gomez, Gaida Julia Stetson U. Deland Alvero, Khara A. Florida Coastal S. of L. Dunedin Johnson, Aaron Van Florida State U. Fruit Cove Lovell, Rose Ann U. of Miami Ft. Lauderdale Stewart, Antoine L. Stetson U. Ft. Lauderdale Vigliotti, Toni Marie Nova Southeastern U. Ft. Lauderdale Walker, Glorimil Rosario U. of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Gordon, Demetria Lynn Stetson U. Ft. White Cassady, Jasen E. U. of Florida Gainesville Flagg, Byron David U. of Florida Gainesville Kotch, Gabriel Adam U. of Florida Gainesville Perez, Stephanie Nicasia U. of Florida Gainesville Raulin, Kurt Alan U. of Florida Gainesville Zamora, Vanessa U. of Florida Gainesville Brallier, Kira Lynne Stetson U. Gainesville Green, Christina Maria U. of Florida Gainesville Ozim, Patryk U. of Florida Gainesville Reinman, Tracy Christine U. of Florida Gainesville Schwarz, Heather Reneé U. of Florida Gainesville Strohsahl III, John Daniel U. of Florida Gainesville Vance, Julee Kay U. of Florida Gainesville Alcalde, Adriana Rocio U. of Miami Hallandale Denoncourt, Heath A. Florida State U. Harbor Oaks Gonzalez, Dalila Maria U. of Miami Hialeah Santamaria, Ingrid U. of Miami Hialeah Giberson, Guy Feke U. of Miami Hollywood Barron, Alexander Hanley Nova Southeastern U. Hollywood Plant, Stephen Louis Nova Southeastern U. Hollywood Sullivan, Sean Patrick Nova Southeastern U. Hollywood Stewart, W. Ben U. of Denver Holmes Beach Weis, Laura Ann St. Thomas U. School Homestead Wehrly, Jacqueline Florida Coastal Jacksonville Beach Bongard, Tyrone T. U. of North Carolina Jupiter O’Neill, John E. Barry U. of Orlando Key West Philpott, Adam Paul U. of Florida Kissimmee DeBaise II, Joseph Nicholas Barry U. School of Law Kissimmee Tinsley, Joanne Deem Nova Southeastern U. Kissimmee Barranco, Nicole Maria Catholic U. of America Lake Wales Carroll, Deborah Annette Stetson U. Lakeland Logan, Melissa Ann Barry U. of Orlando Leesburg Adelstein, David M. Florida State U. Lauderhill Moord, Stacy Marie Barry U. of Orlando Lutz Young, Christopher Allan Louisiana State U. Marianna Abreu, Roberto E. U. of Houston Miami Castiglione, Joseph Paul Nova Southeastern U. Miami Falk, Jr., Glenn Phillip Stetson U. Miami Griffin, Kanisha Shermell Nova Southeastern U. Miami Hernandez, III, Armando De Jesus U. of Miami Miami Hernandez, Modesto U. of Miami Miami Kerr, Robert Walter St. Thomas U. Miami Kuvin, Grant Alexander Stetson U. Miami Thompson, Ruben Torrence St. Thomas U. Miami de la Mar, Jorge St. Thomas U. School Miami Garcia, Elsa A. U. of Florida Miami Jackson, Scott D. U. of Miami Miami Pino, Mercedes Maria Stetson U. Miami Samardjich, Aleksander U. of Miami Miami Vega, Raquel DuBouchet St. Thomas U. School Miami Viera Jr., Fred U. of Florida Miami Vujin, Predrag Milan U. of Miami Miami Beach Goldstein, Vicky Lynn Florida State U. Milton Choisser, William Voltaire Florida Coastal Middleburg Eldemire, Geli Maria Nova Southeastern U. Miramar Fresco, Leon Yale U. North Bay Village Genet, Solomon Brauner U. of Miami North Miami Beach Ross, Bradley Aaron U. of Miami North Miami Beach D’Agata, David Jeffrey U. of Miami North Palm Beach Noel, Linda Florida State U. Oakland Park Moore, Carol Suzanne Florida Coastal S. of L. Orange Park Perkins, Martha Elizabeth Florida State U. Orange Park Thornton, Gena Kay Florida Coastal Orange Park Lesniak, Shannon Elizabeth Stetson U. Orlando Marquardt, Martha Louise Nova Southeastern U. Orlando Nix, III, W. Charles Stetson U. Orlando Vega, Carlos A. Florida State U. Orlando Anderson, Elizabeth Jayne Stetson U. Orlando Edgecombe Brown, Valerie Nadine Stetson U. Orlando Edwards, Michael Neil Santa Clara U. Orlando Marcel, Marcel Barry U. of Orlando Orlando Sabeti, Parisa Columbia U. Orlando Holt, Alan Thomas St. Thomas U. School Ormond Beach Goodman, Judith Beth Nova Southeastern U. Palm Beach McKay, Shelly Ann Florida State U. Palm Beach Gardens Renner, Sherri Lynn Stetson U. Palm Beach Gardens Zona, Dean Joseph Gonzaga U. Palm Harbor Bilu, Ron S. U. of Florida Parkland Chung-de Cambre, Rhonda Theresa U. of Florida Pembroke Pines Kiem, Tarek Kirk U. of Florida Pembroke Pines Griffin, Steven Richard U. of Florida Pensacola Skolnik, Adam Ira Brooklyn Law School Plantation Houston, Scott Lee U. of Florida Plantation Rosansky, Stephen Michael Nova Southeastern U. Plantation Aschauer, Jr., Frederick L. Florida State U. Port Charlotte Langley, Craig U. of Florida Port Charlotte Dyer, Macall D. Stetson U. Quincy Klodnicki, Mark Paul U. of Florida Rockledge Webb, Aubrey Quinton U. of Miami South Miami Armstrong, Leslie C. Stetson U. Stuart Miller, Mary Jo Stetson U. St. Petersburg Blasingame, Oscar Titus Stetson U. St. Petersburg Johnson, James Bruce Florida Coastal Summerfield Mejia, Dianna Lynn Valparaiso U. Sunrise Fernandez, John Russell Florida State U. Tallahassee Hauser, David L. Florida State U. Tallahassee Mitchell, Sr., Reginald Jevon U. of Minnesota Tallahassee Chandler, Cory Lee South Texas C. of L. Tallahassee Cichocki, Anne Marie Florida State U. Tallahassee Lindsey, Janice Elizabeth Florida State U. Tallahassee Marsh, Crystal J. Florida State U. Tallahassee Deese, Dustin Duell Stetson U. Tampa Gould, Yohama Calles U. of Florida Tampa Kabougeris, Julie Loyola U.-New Orleans Tampa Wolfe, Natasha Snowden Stetson U. Tampa Skipper, Isabel Cissy Boza Barry U. School of Law Temple Terrace Abraham, Sunil Thomas Nova Southeastern U. Valrico Crim, Mark Brian U. of North Carolina Valrico Demille, Anuska Viviana Nova Southeastern U. West Palm Beach Garcia, Marcella L. Stetson U. Tampa Mirabole, Angela Marie U. of Florida Tampa Rhoads, J. Freddy Nova Southeastern U. West Palm Beach Sucher, John Corey U. of Miami Weston Kurek, II, Bernard Joseph Stetson U. Winter Park Sinclair, Rebecca Susan Stetson U. Winter Springs OUT OF STATE Toreky, Brian D. California Western U. Escondido, CA Babella, Nadia Banoel U. of California-S.F. San Francisco, CA Daoud, Kelly Alexandra U. of Florida Studio City, CA Mallette, Todd Cameron Mississippi College Mobile, AL Macklin, Meryl U. of California-Berkeley Beverly Hill, CA Hanson, Stefan R. Chapman Univ. School of Law Huntington Beach, CA de la Cruz, German Dario Thomas Jefferson North Hollywood, CA Sierra, Lizette Monick U. of Miami West Covina, CA Kerr, Mark Albert Yale U. Washington, DC Moultrie, Mildred Marie Yale U. Washington, DC Swenson, Rebecca E. Duke U. Washington, DC Guettler, Jason E. Widener U. Wilmington, DE Ussery, Roger Brian New York L.S. Lilburn, GA Perry, Annette Twyla Florida Coastal Andersonville, GA Leary, Daniel Patrick U. of Georgia Atlanta, GA Loftin, Eldred Veron Florida Coastal Atlanta, GA Griffith, Gary A. Florida Coastal Savannah, GA Guy, Jr., Robert Wayne Mercer U. St. Marys, GA Tomsen, Jennifer L. Duke U. Tucker, GA Hernandez, Frank Charles De Paul U. Berwyn, IL Daugherty, Elizabeth Elaine Nova Southeastern U. Chicago, IL Anguizola, Roberto Northwestern Univ. Evanston, IL Sardar, Shervan American U. Flossmoor, IL Kemper, Kyle Lee Florida State U. Oak Lawn, IL Wideikis, John L. U. of Iowa Palos Heights, IL Compton, Gregory Alan U. of Cincinnati Louisville, KY Placher, David Joseph Barry U. of Orlando Louisville, KY Leary, Jr., Prieur James Tulane U. New Orleans, LA Schuster, Ruth Brewer Tulane U. New Orleans, LA Malkki, Tarya Anita Nova Southeastern U. Quincy, MA Watts, Erica L. St. Thomas U. Baltimore, MD Schiller, Neil Matthew U. of Miami Gaithersburg, MD Spector, Arthur Jay Boston U. Essexville, MI Vlachos, Carol Glissman Wayne State U. Plymouth, MI Kinnard, David Wood U. of Missouri-K.C. Kansas City, MO Taylor, Jeffrey Todd Mississippi College West Poin, MS Tipton, Jennifer Dana U. of Miami Raleigh, NC Hilligas, Aaron Jacob U. of Wisconsin Lincoln, NE Morris, Tracy D. U. of Florida Dover, NH Bustard, John William U. of California-Berkeley Cherry Hill, NJ Silver, Alicia Brooklyn Law School Freehold, NJ Muros, Melissa Nova Southeastern U. Glen Rock, NJ Sarmiento, Ramon St. Thomas U. School West New York, NJ Perez, Migdalia Nova Southeastern U. Albuquerque, NM McMillan Minoux, Patricia Leigh CUNY – Queens College New York, NY Balbin, Yvonne Michelle Samford U. Brooklyn, NY Sposato, James Francis Brooklyn Law School Medford, NY Cowit, Evan S. Brooklyn Law School New York, NY Danzi, Mark Antony American U. New York, NY Birkett, Elizabeth Ramsey Rutgers U.-Newark New York City, NY Buzin, Andrew Scott U. of Miami Rye Brook, NY Ileana, Dan Vlad Case Western Reserve U. Cleveland Heights, OH Alvaro, Chad Keflin Capital U. Columbus, OH Costanzo, Maridee Lynn U. of Akron Warren, OH Dusinberre, Rodney H. U. of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Smukler, Richard Carl Villanova U. Wayne, PA Jayma, Dawn Nicole Widener U. Wyoming, PA Mahoney, Myra Pauline U. of Miami Mt. Pleasant, SC Bird, Donna Gayle Tulane U. Dallas, TX Gellis, David Alan Stetson U. Richmond, VA du Lac, Allyson Renee U. of Miami Ruckersville, VA Wu, Xiaoming U. of Iowa Beijing, China Montejo, Andres Nova Southeastern U. Bogota, Colombia Urdaneta-Lorenzo, Ninfa Graciela Nova Southeastern U. Caracas, Venezuela November 15, 2002 Regular News Examiners seek comments on Bar applicantscenter_img Examiners seek comments on Bar applicantslast_img read more

Policeman faces probe for ‘mauling’ stabbing suspects

first_imgAccording to Sarona, the video showedFernandez running toward Teologia and Lachica following the stabbing. Meanwhile, the Dosano brothers andJoscon were treated at the Don Jose S. Monfort Medical Center for stab wounds./PN Police Staff Sergeant Jose FridayFernandez was a resident of Barotac Nuevo and assigned at the Police SecurityProtection Group in Camp Crame, headquarters of the Philippine National Police. A video of the alleged mauling promptedthe Barotac Nuevo police chief, Major Romel Sarona, to order an investigationalthough the two men who were supposedly mauled did not file a complaint. ILOILO City – A police officer facesinvestigation. He allegedly mauled two suspects in a stabbing case in BarangayIlaya Poblacion, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo on Saturday. Sarona identified the two men asAljohn Teologia, 28, and Archie Lachica, 22, suspects in the stabbing of Dosanobrothers Jannie, 29, and Aurelio, 28, both of Barangay Agcuyawan Calsada,Barotac Nuevo, and the brothers’ friend Robert Joscon, also of BarangayAgcuyawan Calsada. “We are investigating the incident. Wesaw the video taken by an unidentified concerned citizen showing Fernandezhitting the two men,” said Sarona. last_img read more