Girls Tennis: Mayfield Stays Unbeaten in Prep League Play; Wins All 18 Matches by 6-0 Scores

first_img Top of the News Mayfield’s girls tennis team has moved to 2-0 in Prep League play.Last week, the Cubs beat Poly in the league opener, and on Thursday, Mayfield won all 18 matches in its bout with Firebaugh.Firebaugh was not able to win one game in any of the 18 sets of tennis.No surprise, as No. 1 singles player Lauren Panajotovic swept her three matches, as did No. 2 Carly Hall and No. 3 Sofia Mireles.The Cubs have had struggles in doubles play, but on Thursday, they blanked Firebaugh as well.No. 1 doubles team of Jack Baggott and Ciara Venegas continued their solid play with victories.But Kerri Low and partner Alexia Saigh. and No. 3, Julianna Bayromayan and Ashlinn Kingston, all did their part in shutting out the Falcons.Mayfield will host Westridge this coming Tuesday at 3:30 when Prep League action resumes. Sports Girls Tennis: Mayfield Stays Unbeaten in Prep League Play; Wins All 18 Matches by 6-0 Scores From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 9:07 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Deputy Tom shines for his Fair City star

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Advertisement TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! LifestyleEntertainmentNewsPoliticsDeputy Tom shines for his Fair City starBy Bernie English – July 31, 2019 1177 Limerick on Covid watch list Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville after their wedding on Saturday.LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has tied the knot with former Fair City star Jenny Dixon in a ceremony in Dublin.Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matt Barrett were joined by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and many of the cast of the hit RTE soap for a day of celebration.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Murphy was accompanied by jewellery designer Chloe Townsend — sister of actor Stuart Townsend.170 other guests gathered in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra to see Jenny (35) being walked down the aisle by her father Tony.Her mother Pamela looked on as bridesmaids Romy Carroll, Maeve O’Brien and Alice McAlinden joined the bride in Corpus Christi church in Drumcondra.The bride wore a gown designed by Paul King of Tamen Michael while the groom wore a black Louis Copeland suit. He was accompanied by his best man and two groomsmen as well as his father Dan, who is a former Fine Gel TD.Several of Jenny’s former colleagues from Fair City were among the 170 guests at the wedding reception at the Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow. It was a change of tempo for the cast, who most recently gathered to bury fellow actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly at the age of 47.Before the big day, Tom celebrated with friends at a stag party in Berlin while Dublin actress Jenny was whisked away by her girlfriends for a ‘hen’ in Marbella. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp Printcenter_img Twitter Facebook Previous articleLimrockers set to play Electric PicnicNext articleOn The Nail hits home in Sexton’s Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSentertainmentLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

A musical is born, slowly

first_imgIn 2005, Griffin Matthews was hoping to change the world for the better. But three days into his work at a Ugandan orphanage, he said he discovered that its director was embezzling money.Stunned, the 20-something New York City actor took a walk to try to clear his head. On the road, he met a group of curious, young Ugandans who changed his life. They called him mzungu, white person, and peppered him with questions about his visit there and his life in the United States.“I had gone all the way across the world, and I was a white person,” laughed Matthews, who is African-American. The teens showed him the cramped shacks where they lived, and explained how many of them had lost their parents to AIDS. When Matthews offered to help, they said something surprising.“They didn’t ask for money. They didn’t ask for food,” recalled Matthews. “They said ‘We want to go to school,’ which was really shocking to me.”Matthews, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama with no teaching experience, didn’t hesitate. He met them at the local library the next day, and there they discussed health education, public speaking, and their dreams for the future. His impromptu class turned into a daily meeting, and ultimately gave rise to Matthews’ Uganda Project, a nonprofit that sponsors education for the nation’s orphans.His experience also inspired the new musical “Witness Uganda” directed by Diane Paulus and on view at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) through March 16.Like many a musical theater production, the show had a slow, gradual evolution. It began as series of songs written by Matthews and his longtime partner and fellow actor and director, Matt Gould, for a fundraiser for the Uganda Project in 2008. But the pair realized their work had touched a nerve when audience members crowded around them after the performance, eager to share their own experiences with relief work.“People got so excited that we were telling this story of how difficult it was to help, and so we kept writing,” said Matthews, who plays himself in the show.As their work blossomed into a full production, it caught the attention of award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who oversaw a Disney/ASCAP workshop of the piece in 2010. Schwartz mentioned the show to his friend Paulus, the A.R.T.’s artistic director.“I was knocked out by the music. It had a very original sound, and I always look at pushing the boundaries,” said Paulus of the show’s score, which blends African and American musical rhythms and styles. Of the script, Paulus said she “saw the appetite on the part of Griffin and Matt to make a piece of theater that speaks to our world in a very specific way, to our responsibilities and our global lives.”The musical also matches Paulus’ vision for expanding the boundaries of theater and her drive to produce shows that “catalyze a community to talk, to debate, to dive into a discussion that we might not otherwise have.”From the outset, Matthews and Gould, who spent two years in the Peace Corps in West Africa, envisioned a production that would jumpstart conversations about subjects like aid work, sexuality, inequality, and religion — all themes in the show. Each performance of “Witness Uganda” is followed by a “talk back” session with members of the cast. Even before the show began its A.R.T. run, the creative team was getting people talking. Last fall, the pair performed their two-man version of the show for several community and church groups and schools in the Boston area.On a crisp November day, Matthews and Gould visited Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where the students wanted to talk after the performance. “What happened to the head of the orphanage?” “What kinds of input did the kids give you for the show?” “What advice would you give students who want to become actors or actresses?” the teens wondered.The question “Why did you write a musical instead of a play?” evoked a particularly passionate response.“Witness Uganda,” with its complex subject matter, needed more than just words, explained Gould, the show’s composer, who also plays the keyboard during the production and directs its seven-member band. “It needed the language of the universe,” he said, “which to me is music.”Gould and Matthews agreed that being an artist comes with a social responsibility.“We became artists because we believe that there were important things to say and share with the world,” said Gould, “and we still believe that.”“We believe that going to the theater has the potential to change the way people look at things, and change the way they see themselves and the people around them,” added Matthews.last_img read more