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04/21/15

Permalink 06:15:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 358 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Kids Are #1 Run celebrates 30th anniversary

The 30th annual Kids Are #1 Run and Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, June 6.

Day-of registration and packet pick-up begin at 8 a.m., the 5K through historic Glendale Cemetery starts at 9 a.m., the one-mile fun run is at 10 a.m., and the Paws for a Cause one-mile dog walk is at 10:45 a.m.

The family health and activity fair will run 8 to 11:30 a.m., featuring entertainment, face painting, a hula hoop contest and more. Refreshments and door prizes also will be provided.

All participants in the 5K and one-mile fun run will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top three overall and age group finishers in the 5K. Canine participants in the Paws for a Cause dog walk will receive a run scarf.

Participants can pre-register online at akronchildrens.org/kidsrun, or by downloading and mailing in the registration form. Pre-registration fees are $10 for the Fun Run, $20 for the 5K, and $15 for the Paws for a Cause. The pre-registration deadline is June 1. Late and day-of registration is $2 more for the Fun Run, and $5 more for the 5K and dog walk. Day-of registration will be taken up to 15 minutes before the start of each event. Participants receive a $5 discount for entering more than one race (mail-in only).

Late registration and early packet pick up will be offered on Friday, June 5, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Considine Building at 215 W. Bowery St.

Proceeds benefit “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Akron Children’s Hospital’s annual picnic for patients with cerebral palsy and their families, as well as the Social Work Department.

For more information, visit akronchildrens.org/kidsrun.

About Akron Children’s Hospital

Ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Akron Children’s Hospital is the fastest growing children’s hospital in the U.S. according to Modern Healthcare. We own and operate two pediatric hospitals in northeast Ohio and more than 80 primary and subspecialty care locations. We have the second busiest emergency department in the state and perform more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in northeast Ohio. With more than 800,000 patient visits each year, we’ve been leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, prevention and wellness programs since 1890. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.

04/20/15

Permalink 06:30:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 1020 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Pop culture

Planetshakers Church to release "Outback Worship Sessions" May 12

The worship team from Planetshakers Church, one of Australia’s fastest growing churches in history, is set to release Outback Worship Sessions globally through Integrity Music May 12, 2015. What started as a project to re-craft Planetshakers’ most-loved worship anthems into a form accessible to worship teams representing the wider church body has since grown into a studio recording that is, as Aristotle might say, “greater than the sum of its parts.”

Known for its cutting-edge, joy-infused sound that is full of energy and that has sparked the young and young at heart around the globe to celebrate in worship, Planetshakers’ recent recording, THIS IS OUR TIME, immediately soared to the top of the overall charts in several countries during its first week at retail. The project, like the Planetshakers ministry, has transcended cultures, languages and geographic boundaries.

Outback Worship Sessions is about taking our message further, sharing with as many as possible and empowering generations to win generations,” says Planetshakers worship pastor Bj Pridham. “I think as a church, we have organically reached a younger audience. We want to be intentional to reach not just one generation, but all generations.”

For the new album, Planetshakers tapped into the expertise of Grammy Award-winning, four-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year,” Ed Cash. Taking Outback Worship Sessions under his wing, and with church worship teams in mind, Cash gave a new, intimate ‘voice’ to Planetshakers’ best-loved anthems. He not only brought out the best in the Planetshakers team, but also produced three brand new songs on the 11-track album.

Co-writing and producing the worldwide church anthem “How Great is Our God” with Chris Tomlin, and recently writing songs featured on albums by Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, Crowder, Laura Story, Hillsong and many more, Cash penned “My Soul Longs For Jesus” featured on Outback Worship Sessions. He further co-wrote “Spirit Of God” and “Father” for the album with Pridham, who is one of several featured vocalists from Planetshakers’ worship team on the album.

“The moment I began co-writing with Bj over Skype, I knew that Heaven was going to fall heavy on this project,” says Cash. “It became increasingly clear that the Planetshakers family has habitually drawn near to God, and in His matchless covenant fashion, He has drawn near to them! I pray the presence of the Lord will bless you as richly as you listen as He did me while working on it.”

In addition to the new recording, lead singers featured on Outback Worship Sessions will literally fly into the heart of Australia’s Outback to record the brand new videos “Like A Fire,” “My Soul Longs for Jesus,” “Nothing Is Impossible” and possibly more songs from the new project. 

“Set in a small church in the Outback of Australia, the videos will be recorded with a band playing in a very organic, natural setup,” explains Planetshakers Lead Singer and Music Director Joth Hunt. “There will be no flashing lights or big production elements, but we will be utilizing aerial cinematography interspersed throughout the video capturing the spectacular surroundings of the Australian Outback.”

Each of these videos will be offered free as a resource to worship leaders following the May 12 release of the album. Integrity Music will also offer a companion digital Outback Worship Sessions songbook free of charge through WeAreWorship.com.

The full Outback Worship Sessions track listing follows:

1.    Like A Fire

2.    Spirit Of God

3.    Leave Me Astounded

4.    My Soul Longs For Jesus

5.    Endless Praise

6.    Nothing Is Impossible

7.    Covered

8.    Father

9.    Made For Worship

10. This Is The Day

11. This Is Our Time

Having led over 200,000 people at a single event in Asia and sharing new music from THIS IS OUR TIMEand other favorite Planetshakers worship anthems around the world, Planetshakers will hit Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban on a 10-day tour of South Africa beginning April 24. They will also be the featured worship leader June 28-29 during several events at CBA’s International Christian Retail Show 2015 (ICRS) that will also feature Lee Greenwood, Josh McDowell, Steve Green (Hobby Lobby) and others. Planetshakers will further be featured during the National Worship Leader Conference June 23-25 and headlining along with Casting Crowns and Jesus Culture “Florida’s biggest Christian music festival,” Rock The Universe, Sept. 12.

About Planetshakers Band:

Planetshakers Band is passionate about uniting generations worldwide through worship and is known for favorites like “Like A Fire,” “Endless Praise,” “Nothing Is Impossible,” “This Is Our Time” and “The Anthem.” As Australia’s largest youth/young adult Christian movement, Planetshakers’ goal is to see people encounter God, be transformed by His presence and empowered to make a difference in their world. While they tour internationally, the team remains based out of Planetshakers Church, a multi-campus, 12,000-plus member congregation based in Melbourne, Australia that is pastored by husband and wife, Russell and Sam Evans.

In addition to the music and message, Planetshakers Church is involved in numerous community and charitable causes including prison ministry, school programs, refugee outreach, disaster relief and welfare assistance. It also partners with World Vision to assist in urgent humanitarian crises around the world, and runs Planetshakers College in Melbourne, which equips local and international students to impact their world for Christ.

A church, a movement and a gifted musical ministry, additional information about Planetshakers Church and Planetshakers Band and its touring is available at http://www.planetshakers.com,www.twitter.com/planetshakers and www.facebook.com/planetshakers, where Planetshakers has over 760,000 likes.

About Integrity Music:

Integrity is the worship music recording and publishing home to a variety of artists and ministries around the globe including: All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, New Life Worship, Planetshakers, Worship Central, Covenant Worship, Life Worship, Dustin Smith, Desperation Band, Bluetree, Lincoln Brewster, Christine D’Clario, Stu G, Beth Croft, Sheldon Bangera, Danilo Montero, Jacobo Ramos, and Dove Award winning and nominated songwriters Jennie Lee Riddle, Israel Houghton, Jared Anderson, Michael Farren and Michael Neale.

Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Eastbourne, UK, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity currently controls over 7,000 songs, including the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys) as well as church standards “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.

Permalink 05:31:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 148 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Pop culture

Malone plans honors recital April 27

The Malone University Department of Music will present an honors recital on Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. The program – featuring collaborative pianist Deanna Parks -- is free and open to the public.  A program follows.

Student performers include:

* Jenna Beacon, a senior music major from Smithville on flute

* Annie Clark, a junior music ministry major from Riverside, California on flute

* Jessica Kapraly, a sophomore music ministry major from Delaware on piano

* Seth Kenyon, a senior music education major from Garfield Heights on piano

* Josh Loar, a junior music education major from Alliance on saxophone

* Caitlin McCarthy, a senior music ministry major from new Washington - voice

* Hannah Miller, a senior nursing major from Wooster - voice

* Levi Muriuki, a freshman music major from Nairobi, Kenya on piano

* Paolo Parodi, a senior music major from Peninsula - voice

04/18/15

Permalink 12:02:00 pm, by viewfromthepugh Email , 220 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Pop culture

Tickets for Rock on the Range sold out

COLUMBUS – In conjunction with AEG, Danny Wimmer Presents and Rockhouse Presents, Columbus Crew SC and MAPFRE Stadium announced that all tickets for Rock on the Range 2015 are sold out.

The event, held each summer at MAPFRE Stadium since 2007, is sold out for the third consecutive year. Set to be held on May 15, 16 and 17, this year’s festival marks the fastest sellout to date. Last year, the three-day, multi-stage music and lifestyle event attracted 120,000 concertgoers.

The festival’s ninth year is headlined by Judas Priest, Linkin Park and Slipknot, with over 40 other artists scheduled to perform. The festival also features the Rolling Rock Comedy Tent featuring headline comedians Brian Posehn, Jim Norton & Rob Schneider.

AXS TV is set to be on-site to broadcast the weekend as part of its live festival coverage. Also new for 2015 will be the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 VIP Lounge, featuring amenities such as dedicated Wi-Fi, a charging station, private restrooms, premium food options and more.

Rock on the Range 2015, part of the World's Loudest Month festival series, features the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres in April and May. Last year saw new attendance highs for the World's Loudest Month festivals, with more than 368,000 fans turning out to see over 150 bands perform, proving that the hunger for rock and metal music in America is growing.

Permalink 11:59:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 226 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Tech Corner

Innis Maggiore names two sitecore-certified developers

Innis Maggiore, the nation's leading advertising agency in the practice of positioning, announced that two web developers were certified on Sitecore 8®. Senior Web Developer Jason Sypolt and Web Developer Brian Trautman attended a four-day training course on the system, prior to completing the Sitecore-certified developer exam.

Sitecore released the latest version of its content management system in December 2014. Sypolt and Trautman were among the first web developers in Ohio to earn certification for the new system.

"Innis Maggiore is committed to advancing the knowledge and certification levels of our web team to stay current with the latest technology," said Mark Vandegrift, principal web and digital services. "With two Sitecore-certified developers, our agency is prepared to meet the increasing web needs of our clients." 

The agency's web team also holds additional certifications in Magento, Microsoft, Silverstripe and Sitefinity. 

Innis Maggiore Group is the nation's leading advertising agency in the practice of positioning, building strong brand positions for companies in competitive markets. The advertising and public relations agency had 2014 capitalized billings of more than $26 million. Key clients include AultCare, Aultman Hospital, Bank of America, Campbell Oil/BellStores, FSBO, GOJO Industries, Inc., inventors of PURELL® , Goodyear, GuideStone Financial Resources, Kendall House/KFC, Nickles Bakery, RTI International Metals and Republic Steel. Innis Maggiore is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Public Relations Society of America. The company maintains a website atwww.innismaggiore.com.

04/17/15

Permalink 06:25:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 501 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Pop culture

New “Comic Strip Only” newspaper to offer new and classic “funnies” to mailboxes everywhere

Seeking to preserve a uniquely American art form, Nashville based media entrepreneur Logan Sekulow has announced the launch of Laugh-O-Gram, a weekly, family-friendly comic strip-only newspaper delivered by mail. The all-new funny pages will include original comics as well as classic titles including Peanuts, Garfield, Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Amazing Spiderman, Popeye, Dennis the Menace, Marmaduke, Zits, Ziggy, Baby Blues, Hi and Lois, The Phantom, Dilbert, FoxTrot, Nancyand more.

Each issue of Laugh-O-Gram will feature six full-color pages of classic and original comics. The paper hopes to bring the funnies to a new generation, while retaining what made them appealing to the pre-2000s generation. The paper will be printed on newsprint and delivered directly to the mailboxes of subscribers.

With traditional newspaper subscriptions in decline, Sekulow saw a need to save the “funny pages.” Says Sekulow, “The funny pages were a part of my childhood and were very important to me. Now, I have a son of my own. I want to share that experience with him and with families around the country.”

Laugh-O-Gram has enlisted support of renowned cartoonists and animators who share a love for comic strips. Laugh-O-Gram will feature all-new comic strips from some of today’s top artists including former Disney animator Tom Bancroft’s Outnumbered, as well asIntelligent Life from David Reddick (Garfield, Legend of Bill, The Trek Life).

“When we were little kids, it was all about comics.” Bancroft says. “I love this idea.”

“A whole newspaper devoted to comics is so fun, and really celebrates comics in a special way,” says Reddick. “I hope people will enjoy and appreciate comic strips even more, seeing an ocean of color, art and fun before them as they turn each page, just as I did when I was a kid every Sunday.”

Current syndicated cartoonists have endorsed this project as well. Guy Gilchrist, the cartoonist and writer of the legendary strip Nancy, says, “I think it’s a great idea and I just want it to fly. Comics are an American art form, like jazz and the blues, and we can’t ever let it go away.”

Even Ron Ferdinand, the current cartoonist for Dennis the Menace, is a Laugh-O-Gram backer: "I think Laugh-O-Gram is an awesome way to get comics in the waiting hands of comic fans!” 

Beyond preserving the comics of the past, Laugh-O-Gram hopes to inspire a new generation of children to become the next great American artists. Laugh-O-Gram will leave a blank strip in each paper for the personal expression of its loyal readers.

“We want kids involved with this project.” Sekulow says. “Above all, we want to instill creativity in a young generation, as well as showcase the amazing American art of the past, present, and future.” 

Laugh-O-Gram found immediate support when they launched a Kickstarter campaign in March, with rewards that include various subscription packages at discounted rates and original art. Artists offering original pieces of art include Ron Ferdinand, Tom Bancroft, Guy Gilchrist, and fine-artist Noah. Comic fans can still participate in the Kickstarter campaign which is available through Friday, April 24th.

Those interested in the Kickstarter campaign are encouraged to visit:http://kck.st/1CUQaWu.

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