A world first for UL

first_imgNewsA world first for ULBy John Keogh – May 1, 2013 876 No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApp Linkedin Email Advertisementcenter_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMasters in Festive ArtsMinister Jimy DeenihanMusic LimerickUniversity of Limerick Print THE world’s first Masters in Festive Arts was launched at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy of Music by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan on Monday last.The one year, full-time programme includes practical, scholarly and performance-based aspects of festival studies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Students can apprentice with a festival to gain festival coordination and design skills, as well as being introduced to the study of festival, a survey of global festivity, and festival management and curatorship.Describing the programme as a “global first” Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin said it was the university’s gift to the city of Limerick as it prepared for its City of Culture status.“It will intersect with the City of Culture initiative, and will serve as one of the important legacy projects of the City of Culture 2014 year. Graduates will work on a practical level with festivals – and perhaps specifically with a new international arts festival proposed by the Irish World Academy as a further legacy project for the City of Culture year 2014.”A feasibility study for a major international festival was commissioned by the Irish World Academy in 2010 and copies of this study were made available at the launch.Minister Deenihan said the course was “an excitingly unique post graduate programme” which is sure to attract graduate students from around the world.“In offering a programme that will encourage new ways of viewing the design and organisation of festivals, it will without doubt increase the international attractiveness of our many festivals already in existence. I have every confidence that this innovative programme will also ultimately lead to new festivals of a globally significant nature”, he added.Currently, over 25 per cent of postgraduate students at the UL Irish World Academy are from outside the EU.via A world first for UL (289 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLIT honours Grand Slam’s leading ladiesNext articleMayday celebration recalls the Limerick Soviet John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

John Kander’s Kid Victory Sets Off-Broadway Dates

first_img View Comments Dates are now set for the previously reported New York premiere of Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring music by the legendary John Kander and a book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, the new musical will begin previews at the off-Broadway venue on February 1, 2017; opening night is set for February 22.The play follows seventeen-year old Luke, who returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance.Kid Victory will feature choreography by Chrisotpher Windom, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, scenic design by Tony winner Clint Ramos, sound design by Peter Hylenski, costumes by Jacob Climer and lighting by David Weiner. Casting will be announced at a later date. Kid Victory John Kander(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more

Something to talk about

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For MECU of Baltimore, Facebook and Twitter are the medium for daily interactions with members, and it’s definitely a two-way conversation.“Our aim is to share what MECU is and to demonstrate our commitment to community, financial empowerment and education—to keep it truly social and informative,” says Michelle Krecz, director of marketing communications for the $1.2 billion credit union serving 110,000 members. “And members post reviews, questions, and comments, so we’re definitely using it as a listening tool as well.”The credit union shares financial advice and tips on protecting personal finances from fraud on its social media channels, but its most popular entries are photos of community events and members, like a young woman who recently received a MECU scholarship. Employees are encouraged to share photos from their branches so the marketing staff can post them, Krecz says.“It’s almost a quasi-customer service channel, because Facebook is a good way for members to contact us, and we use Twitter to monitor what’s being said about our brand,” she adds. “We want to be present and share our involvement with the community, to listen and react to what our members are saying.” continue reading »last_img read more