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first_imgENTERTAINMENT: With only days left to go now, tickets are selling like hot-cakes for Letterkenny Musical Society’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar in An Grianán Theatre (March 1-5) with this year’s show promising to be one of the group’s best ever.That’s no mean feat considering Letterkenny Musical Society is famed for its shows of absolute quality, packed with stellar performances, but with Director Billy Patterson set to step away from his role after this year’s show, they have pulled out all the stops to really make this one to remember. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera with the apostle Judas as one of its central characters.That’s a role played to perfection by the incredibly talented Giles Murray, who, in recent years, wowed audiences as Wild Bill in Calamity Jane and Nathan Detroit in Guys andDolls.The character of Jesus is played by Kieran Connor from Derry who fits his role so well that even his fellow cast members are constantly in awe.“He sings the role so beautifully that when he finishes singing at rehearsals the rest of the cast applaud, he is that good,” show Director Billy Patterson said in an interview last week. In the same interview, the Director was at pains to point out the sheer depth of talent there is available in the area when it comes to putting on a show like this.That’s highlighted again in the casting of Ciara Gallagher in the role of Mary Magdalene.Ciara, who took the lead as Audrey in last year’s production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors,’ demonstrates her versatility and ability with a powerfully moving performance that will surely tug at the heart strings of the An Grianán audience.Local chef Martin Anderson takes to the stage as well and a tastier role could never have been cooked up for him than that of King Herod, who brings a moment of light-hearted frivolity to a show that takes the audience on a roller-coaster emotional ride.The real strength of the Letterkenny Musical Society however comes from the depth of talent at its disposal for the entire show, not just for the main parts and this year’s production has an ocean of talent at its disposal.Supporting roles come from Donal Kavanagh (Caiaphas), David Walsh (Peter), Mark Leonard (Annas), Niall McDonagh (Simon Zealotes) Chris Duddy (Pontius Pilate) and a large ensemble of male and female characters, while the breath-taking music this year is under the watchful eye of musical director Mark Bradley. Produced by Noel O’Donnell and Directed by Billy Patterson, the Choreography is by Rebecca Thompson, while the ever-vigilant Margaret Hartle and her team makes sure everything backstage runs like clockwork.Jesus Christ Superstar will open on Tuesday night, running to Saturday when there will also be a matinee performance.Tickets are on sale at the box office at An Grianán, but some shows are already sold out and the rest are expected to follow before the curtain opens on Tuesday night.TICKETS SELLING FAST FOR JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR AT AN GRIANÁN THEATRE was last modified: February 24th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:An Grianan TheatreJesus Christ SuperstarLetterkenny Musical Societyticketslast_img read more

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Startup Global Philadelphia Arrives at Temple University Fox School of Business

By on July 28, 2019

first_img Last Updated Oct 5, 2017 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: Philadelphia Startup Global Philadelphia Arrives at Temple University Fox School of Business RelatedBuilding Stanford GSB EntrepreneurshipWhen it comes to startups, no metro is hotter than San Francisco. With entrepreneurial spirits higher than ever, the Stanford Graduate School of Business—located on the eastern side of Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, California—has made a point to offer plenty of coursework and resources to students hoping to…June 22, 2017In “Featured Home”Gain a Global Edge with These Philadelphia International Business MBAsEvery day, it becomes easier and easier to make connections across the world, building a global network of business and resources that can help to benefit the world. Due to an increasingly global economy, possessing a deep knowledge and understanding of the way global markets work can be a crucial…December 7, 2017In “Featured Home”Five Babson Startups Advance to Final Round of MassChallenge Global Business CompetitionFive startups, launched by either Babson MBA students or alumni, advanced to the final round of MassChallenge, a international business competition designed to support early-stage entrepreneurs. These startups will be accepted into MassChallenge’s 2013 class and spend the next four months drawing on resources provided by MassChallenge, including free office…May 31, 2013In “News”center_img In late September, Temple’s Fox School of Business hosted Startup Global Philadelphia, which provided resources, strategies, and advice for startups that wanted to expand internationally. The panel topics included: tools and strategies to grow internationally; legal considerations for global startups; startups going global; and government partners and community resources.One of the overarching themes of the advice given at the event was: take advantage of resources offered to startups. Both the private and public sectors can offer a multitude of resources to help start ups expand their reach.Export.gov is a resource provided by the Department of Commerce to offer advice and tools meant to help U.S. companies effectively reach global markets. Usman Ahmed, Head of Global Public Policy at PayPal, spoke on a panel, and revealed that PayPal actually has a Global Sellers Program to create versions of company websites specific to different regions. Using cutting targeted marketing techniques, PayPal is able to hone in on exactly which color schemes and verbiage work in various locales. It is also essential that startup companies looking to go global utilize the professionals who specialize in protecting ideas, such as advisors and lawyers.“You have to protect [your idea] before you go anywhere. Eighty-six percent of SMEs and independent inventors did no know that their United States trademark of patent would not be protected overseas,” said attorney-advisor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Benjamin Hardman.Another theme of the event was: utilize your own knowledge base. Temple student Nigel Satenstein told the origin story of his startup, Pinpointer, which exists to help people without clear addresses benefit from eCommerce.According to Satenstein, “It all started one day late last summer when I got a call from one of my best childhood friends. He started telling me about his roommate, Sam, who was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, and to this day still down not have a home address.” This story prompted Satenstein and his friends to build a tool that would account for this gap, and because they had personal knowledge of Kathmandu, then chose to start by using the technology there.The free annual event took place at Temple’s Alter Hall, on 1801 Liacouras Walk.Startup Global Philadelphia is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Global Innovation Forum. About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz last_img read more

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