CU-Boulder Center Of The American West Kicks Off Summer Series At Chautauqua With May 14 Musical Celebration

first_img Published: May 3, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center of the American West will kick off its summer lecture series with a musical celebration of its 20th anniversary on Sunday, May 14, in Chautauqua Park. “Music by Jubilate! Sacred Singers and Cowboy Poetry with Dr. George Russell: A Birthday Party for the Center of the American West” will be held in Chautauqua Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for the general public and $10 for Chautauqua members. Mothers are especially welcome at this Mother’s Day event. The Jubilate! Sacred Singers of Boulder will perform works celebrating nature and the American West by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, William Billings, Bob Nolan, William Dawson and others. Poetry by Robert Frost, e.e. cummings and cowboy poets will be performed by Dr. George Russell, a Boulder dermatologist. “We are very pleased to be honoring both the mothers among us and ‘Mother Nature’ on May 14,” said Professor Patty Limerick, faculty director of the center. The May 14 event will kick off a series of five summer lectures on energy, wildfire and modern American Indian identity along with a performance of “Tonight! Buffalo Bill!” by Bill Mooney of Boulder. The schedule of events follows: o May 15 — Willett Kempton, senior policy scientist at the University of Delaware’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, will lecture on “Preventing Climate Catastrophe: How, When and How Much To Cut CO2?” at Chautauqua Community House at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for the general public, $1 for Chautauqua members. o May 22 — Rebecca Watson, former assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the U.S. Department of the Interior, will lecture on “Current Administration Energy Policies and Public Policy,” at the Chautauqua Community House at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for the general public, $1 for Chautauqua members. o May 31 — Roger G. Kennedy, former director of the National Park Service now with the Harvard Environmental Center, will lecture on “Wildfire and Americans: How to Save Lives, Property and Your Tax Dollars,” in Old Main Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. A reception will follow the talk. o June 12 — Mark Trahant, editorial page editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Shosone-Bannock tribe, will lecture on “Modern Native American Identity” at the Chautauqua Community House at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for the general public, $1 for Chautauqua members. o June 19 — Greg Franta, principal architect and team leader of the Rocky Mountain Institute/ENSAR Built Environment Team, will lecture on “Green Building Practices” at Chautauqua Community House at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for the general public, $1 for Chautauqua members. o Aug. 14 — “Tonight! Buffalo Bill!” written and performed by two-time Grammy and two-time Emmy nominee Bill Mooney of Boulder at Chautauqua Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Mooney appeared on television for 13 years as Paul Martin in “All My Children” and also performed for many years on Broadway. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for Chautauqua members. The May 14 musical celebration of the centers grew out of a 2005 Boulder Rotary fundraiser for the Virginia Patterson Family Birth Center at Boulder Community Hospital, Limerick said. “I got inspired, during the auction, by my admiration for Virginia Patterson and by the thought of all the mothers and babies who would benefit from the Birth Center,” she said. “So I ended the evening as the owner of a prospective pie, baked by Virginia, and a concert by the very talented singing group, Jubilate!” For more information visit the CU-Boulder Center of the American West’s Web site at www.centerwest.org or call (303) 492-4879.last_img read more

Arizona Fall League All-Star team includes Indians’ Francisco Mejia, Argenis Angulo

first_img Ashley Bastock CLEVELAND– Two Indians players are heading to the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game that will take place this Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.Third baseman Francisco Mejia and RHP Argenis Angulo will play for the West Division All-Stars representing the Glendale Desert Dogs.Indians fans are familiar with Mejia, who got his Major League call-up in September after roster expansion. He spent the rest of the year in Double-A Akron, hitting .297 with 52 RBIs and 14 homers. In his 11 games with the Indians, Mejia went 2-for-13 from the plate. Rather than putting him on the ALDS roster, the team decided to send him to Glendale to work on adding versatility to his game at third.While in Arizona, Mejia has gone 14-of-35 from the plate for a .400 batting average with two homers and five RBIs in eight games.Angulo is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and four strikeouts through five games. In four total innings of work, he’s given up two earned runs, three hits and walked six.Fans also have the opportunity to vote in first baseman Bobby Bradley.  He is batting .300 with six RBIs and two home runs. The ballot can be found here.The game will be broadcast at 8:08 p.m. EST on MLB Network. Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Related TopicsArgenis AnguloArizona Fall LeagueBobby BradleyClevelandCleveland IndiansFrancisco MejiaGlendale Desert DogsMLBlast_img read more

African Diaspora Summit – Okello Henry Oryem

first_imgMinister of Foreign Affairs in Uganda Okello Henry Oryem shares what he hopes to be the outcome of the Global Diaspora Summit 2012 taking place in Sandton City, Johannesburg. He also relays what Africa Day 25th May means to him. Click arrow to play video.last_img

David Robertss Overworked Bullpen Is A Bad Omen For The Dodgers

Rockies200711.314 Giants200211.016 Source: Baseball-Reference.com Angels200212.713 LA is taxing its bullpenTeams with the fewest innings pitched by starters in the first three games of the World Series, 2000-17 A poor start from Yu Darvish hurt the Dodgers early on Friday, and they never mounted a comeback. With the Astros now riding a 2-1 lead and two games left in Houston, the Dodgers are in trouble. In addition to their deficit, a pattern of heavy reliever usage might leave them understaffed in the remaining World Series games.Darvish didn’t have his best stuff Friday night. Despite impressive fastball velocity, his slider was unusually flat. Houston pounced on the normally dominant ace in the second inning, gaining a four-run lead. From then on, the Dodgers attempted to build a handful of unsuccessful rallies but only managed to score three runs.Darvish’s bad outing adds to two other shorter-than-necessary starts for Los Angeles and might leave the bullpen tired in the next two pivotal games in Houston. Even if the relievers were fine Friday, the pattern of short starts is a poor omen for the Dodgers. Cardinals200411.315 TEAMYEARINNINGSRUNS ALLOWED Dodgers201712.76 Of the five teams who leaned on their bullpen most in the series since 2000, three went on to lose, and the Dodgers’ fate is still undecided. Only the 2002 Anaheim Angels came back, and they faced an opponent (in the San Francisco Giants) who employed their relievers even more frequently.That’s not to say that reliever usage is a death sentence. Oftentimes, it simply reflects poor starting pitching: Each of the teams who used their starters less than the Dodgers saw them give up more than a dozen runs. This underscores how unusual Roberts’s reliever usage has been because his starters, comparatively, have been quite good. Aside from Darvish’s clunker last night, the Dodgers had two of the best starts for their length in World Series history, from Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill. If Roberts had allowed them to go deeper into games when they were dealing, the bullpen might be fresh now.Roberts didn’t help matters when he used his bullpen aggressively Friday night, attempting to keep Houston within striking distance. In total, the Dodgers manager called on five different relievers to end the game, and only one — Kenta Maeda — went longer than 2 innings. Combined with the workload from the previous two games, key relievers have been pitching almost as much as the starters. So far, Maeda has pitched 4 innings this series, and Brandon Morrow, the crucial bridge to closer Kenley Jansen, has pitched 2 2/3 innings as well. Jansen himself has pitched 3 full innings.But as ESPN’s Sam Miller pointed out, if the Dodgers had managed to come back, Roberts’s tactics would have been hailed as strategically brilliant. Like many other postseason managerial moves, the aggressive reliever usage is easy to criticize in hindsight but much harder to argue with in the moment. It might have been a good bet that failed to pay out, but the strategy still leaves the Dodgers depleted of bullpen arms at the time when they need them most. In contrast, Houston manager A.J. Hinch relied on only two pitchers to carry the Astros to victory: starter Lance McCullers and starter-turned-reliever Brad Peacock. Despite running into some high-leverage jams, they managed to hold a powerful Dodgers lineup to only three runs. Like Roberts’ decision, keeping McCullers in the game in the third inning with the bases loaded was a gamble. But Hinch’s call managed to pay off when Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager hit into an uncharacteristic double play.The Astros’ win leaves them with a 67 percent chance of taking the World Series. That’s far higher than our opening prediction, but it comes almost entirely from the two victories they’ve edged out over the Dodgers. The remaining games are all coin-flip affairs, so the importance of that extra win in an evenly divided series can’t be overstated. That it came down to two managerial decisions that might have gone either way speaks to how balanced this matchup is. Had one or two pitches gone differently, the Dodgers might be in a commanding position right now, instead of fighting to tie the Series. read more