Watch Stevie Nicks Join the School of Rock Band!

first_imgStevie Nicks and the cast of ‘School of Rock'(Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for ‘School of Rock – The Musical’) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Related Shows View Commentscenter_img School of Rock – The Musical One of rock n’ roll’s most legendary headmasters recently paid a visit to the School of Rock! Grammy-winning Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks hit the stage at the Winter Garden Theatre on April 26 when she surprised the audience with a performance of “Rhiannon.” The wildly talented kids of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s exuberant tuner rocked out with Nicks, who applauded their superb musical skill. “To be in the presence of these kids that are so amazing that honestly sometimes I close my eyes and I’m not sure that it’s not Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks told the cheering audience. “It’s very trippy. They are so good!” Enjoy the full performance below!last_img read more

U.N. Official Notes Criminalization Of Indian Protests In Latin America

first_imgBy Dialogo March 31, 2009 Speakers at a forum here organized by the the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism sounded the alarm against the growing criminalization of Indians’ social protests in Latin America, especially in Mexico. The U.N. special envoy for Mexico’s indigenous peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, said at the IMADR event in Berlin that while some governments were promoting freedom for minorities, in practice these new policies are not being applied. “Indigenous peoples have a long history of suffering discrimination throughout Latin American countries and many of them are still the victims of racism, injustice, corruption and violent repression,” he told Efe. Stavenhagen criticized the fact that attacks on Indians have become “generalized” in countries like Colombia and Mexico – where a month ago two Indian human-rights activists were found murdered – while in others like Guatemala and Ecuador “the situation is not very good either.” “The laws that have been passed may be more or less wonderful, but there are big lapses in implementing these statutes,” he said. Stavenhagen said, however, that concrete measures are being taken in response to minority complaints, such as the decision this month by Brazil’s supreme court to create the reservation known as Raposo Serra do Sol. The new reservation, which occupies some 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres), is inhabited by about 18,000 people of the Macuxi, Taurepang, Wapixana, Ingariko and Patamona ethnicities. “We have good and bad situations, although apparently the bad ones are more permanent than the good,” he said. Stavenhagen signaled loss of land as one of the chief survival problems of these minorities, whose territories in coastal and wooded areas have been taken over for “exploitation by giant corporations” searching for water and raw materials. The IMADR forum, organized in conjunction with the Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, a Gypsy rights group, was held under the title “Maintaining the rights of minorities: lessons and challenges from Europe, Africa, Asia and America.” IMADR was founded in Tokyo in 1988 and is a consulting body of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.last_img read more

City National Bank Hires New VP to Grow Business Banking on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City National Bank hired Davi Tserpelis as a senior vice president and Long Island regional business manager, the company announced Feb. 1.America’s Premier Private and Business Bank® said the LI resident will lead and grow City National’s business banking team, serving entrepreneurs and their businesses in the area.Davi Tserpelis“City National Bank is committed to helping businesses achieve financial success,” said David Cameron, senior vice president and head of business banking at City National. “Davi will provide exceptional service and sophisticated solutions to businesses in Long Island.”Tserpelis has nearly 30 years of commercial lending and banking experience. She previously served as a senior vice president with Astoria Bank’s Long Island business banking team.City National entered New York in 2002, primarily to serve entertainment and private banking clients, and has grown to serve entrepreneurs and their families, businesses, nonprofits and professional service firms throughout the region and last year the bank added a team of experienced commercial bankers in New York. In 2015, City National merged with Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies.“City National has a long history of serving entrepreneurs and providing the best financial solutions. I’m very pleased to join City National’s team,” said Tserpelis. “I know the Long Island business community well, and look forward to helping business owners achieve financial success.”Active in the community, she serves as the secretary of the board of directors for the Middle Market Alliance of Long Island, an organization that promotes middle market companies, professionals and dealmakers in the region. Tserpelis is also the vice president of the board of directors of The Book Fairies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering children’s literacy in the New York area. Tserpelis also mentors undergraduate students and young professionals in their careers.City National has expanded in other cities as well, including Minneapolis, Boston and the Crenshaw District in Los Angeles. The bank is also opening a Washington, D.C. office in early 2018.With $48.7 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 73 offices, including 18 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta and Minneapolis. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $62.2 billion in client investment assets.City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 35 other countries.last_img read more

Mason: Rivalries make college football fun, regardless of division

first_imgLee Corso picked Wabash to beat DePauw during Saturday’s “College GameDay” on ESPN. So did Kirk Herbstreit.Both ended up being wrong in picking the winner of the annual Monon Bell Classic.Wait, the what?I was a bit surprised to see this Division III game as one of the weekend’s matchups predicted by the two analysts. If not for a friend who attends DePauw in Greencastle, Ind., I would never have heard of either school, let alone their historic rivalry.It helped, I guess, that ESPN’s founder, Bill Rasmussen, was a graduate of DePauw in the 1950s. But the fact is the Monon Bell was an integral part of these schools’ history long before the sports network was founded: The Tigers and Little Giants (no joke) have been battling each other in this yearly rivalry for 115 games.Many of you out there probably don’t give a rat’s behind about these two small schools in Indiana — or their precious bell, for that matter. Their combined student bodies — just over 3,200 — could fit comfortably into Wisconsin’s student section.Yet this game mirrored the one we saw unfold at Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday in more ways than you probably think.For starters, the Border Battle game between Wisconsin and Minnesota was first played in 1890 — the same year DePauw and the all-male Wabash College began their storied rivalry. However, the schools have not always battled for the trophies they currently do. Paul Bunyan’s Axe wasn’t introduced until 1948, and the 300-pound Monon Bell became a part of the Classic in 1932.As you could come to expect from a rivalry game — or games — no team has dominated either series. Following its win this weekend, DePauw, led by quarterback Spud Dick (seriously) on Saturday, is now tied with Wabash at 53 wins apiece, with the two also tying nine times. After Saturday’s victory, the Badgers pulled closer to the Gophers in the overall record, which currently stands at 59-51-8 in favor of Minnesota.Throw all these factors together, and you begin to see exactly what a rivalry game means for a school — whether it has an enrollment of 900 or more than 40,000.Take the example of DePauw and Wabash. Obviously, kids don’t attend either school with the primary goal of playing football or basketball on a big stage. And the students at these schools don’t typically plan their weekends around their team’s game. In all reality, you’re usually hard-pressed to find many students on any D-III campus who could name a single player on the football team.But come rivalry weekend, the students, athletes and faculty alike all have something to rally around: winning the Bell, in this case. (Ironically, a bell is used as the trophy for five different rivalry games. But no prize may be cooler than the Platypus Trophy, given to the winner of Oregon and Oregon State.)It doesn’t matter whether a student has attended every game that year or if it’s his or her first: The rivalry brings out the best in everyone.And weirdly enough, it sometimes doesn’t even matter if it’s your team’s 10th win of the season or its first and only. If you beat your rival, in some instances, the season is not lost. Look no further than another historic Big Ten rivalry: Ohio State and Michigan. Despite going 11-2 and 9-4 in his final two seasons as Wolverines head coach, Lloyd Carr was kicked to the curb in part because he couldn’t beat the Buckeyes, losing to Jim Tressel and Co. in his last four years.On the flip side, Wisconsin’s recent victory over Minnesota did wonders for the confidence — and bowl hopes — of Bret Bielema’s squad. A Big Ten loss always hurts, but losing to a rival is never pretty.That’s why Saturday’s scene on the field was a beautiful one for Wisconsinites — the entire Badger team, running around Camp Randall with Paul Bunyan’s Axe safely in their possession for the fifth straight year. Kind of, sort of, like the DePauw players hoisting the Monon Bell at Hollett Little Giant Stadium.UW fans can only hope their team doesn’t suffer a letdown against another hated rival this Saturday: the Cal Poly Mustangs.Tyler is a senior majoring in journalism. Let him know your thoughts on Saturday’s rivalry game — either Wisconsin-Minnesota or DePauw-Wabash — at [email protected]last_img read more