This Thursday, April 23, 2015 photo provided by The New York Botanical Garden shows the Barbara Israel pavilion with Bunny Williams design in the Antique Garden Furniture Fair at The New York Botanical Garden held on April 24-26, 2015, in Bronx, New York. The feeling you get when youre surrounded by these pieces, with all their history and stories, is something you just cant get if you go to a store and pick up a bench or ornament, explained Karen DiSaia, who organized this years fair, now in its 23th year. The energy is totally different. (Ivo M. Vermeulen/The New York Botanical Garden via AP) This Thursday, April 23, 2015 photo provided by The New York Botanical Garden shows antiques from Fleur at the Antique Garden Furniture Fair at The New York Botanical Garden held on April 24 – 26, 2015, in Bronx, New York. (Ivo M. Vermeulen/The New York Botanical Garden via AP) NEW YORK | In a leafy corner of the Bronx, water bubbles gently in an enormous, cornflower-blue ceramic fish pond from China, home to meandering goldfish. A statue of Diana the Huntress towers over timeworn birdbaths from Italy and a generously long wicker lounge chair from France.Entering the enormous white tent housing the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Antique Garden Furniture Fair was to experience a fantasy world of dream gardens.“The feeling you get when you’re surrounded by these pieces, with all their history and stories, is something you just can’t get if you go to a store and pick up a bench or ornament,” explained Karen DiSaia, director of the fair, which ran in late April.Vendors from across the country displayed garden and sunroom antiques, each booth staged to create a multi-sensory vignette complete with cascading flowers, rippling water and, yes, the occasional fish or two to bring the textures of worn stone, aged wood and smooth ceramic to life. Martha Stewart attended, and called the fair “one of the few things that is very important for me not to miss” each year. “This show gives one the opportunity to see the best of the best from dealers … who are selling fine garden ornaments and other objects that will enhance your own personal landscaping,” she said.Some booths carry Asian items, like that of Pagoda Red, a Chicago gallery specializing in antiques from China. Others have a European feel, like that of Schorr and Dobinsky, antiques dealers in East Hampton, New York, which featured a pair of large, cast-iron lions from early 19th century England. Still others are quirky in a more local way, like one featuring a huge, 1960s-style owl lamp and a whimsical 1970s bistro table and chairs, each in the form of a sunflower, brought in from dealer Scott Estepp, of Cincinnati, Ohio.Objects at the antiques fair cannot be by living artists and must date to before around 1975, although most are much older. They should be garden-themed, and exude character and uniqueness.Eric Retzer of Pagoda Red said he sold “a pair of intensely embroidered, 19th century Japanese tapestries depicting bucolic scenes of chrysanthemums in a garden, and a wonderfully feathered cockerel and hen courting near a stream, both done in shimmering silver and gold silk threads.“Our favorite sale was a grand, limestone, 18th century provincial Chinese River Dragon, originally meant to protect a village from flooding waters,” he added.At a plant sale on opening night, Stewart said, she bought 24 large clumps of a woodland violet. “They’re already planted in my lavender garden.”The fair is not just for those with a yard and a full wallet.Many items also could work indoors, and “even if your whole house is done in Ikea, one really beautiful old thing transforms everything, and creates a conversation piece and forms a connection to history,” said DiSaia.From old buckets used as planters to 18th century Chinese hitching posts and floral-themed artwork, the fair is really about viewing old things in a different and creative way, with a connection to nature and history.Decorator Bunny Williams, who has been involved with the fair for years, designed the dramatic centerpiece this year around an enormous gazebo owned by Katonah, New York-based dealer and author Barbara Israel.“In today’s fast-paced world, people come into a show like this to feel the phenomenal energy of things that have been here much longer than we have,” DiSaia said.“You can’t get that experience by shopping on the Internet. You can only get that feeling when you’re face to face with these things,” she said.The more imposing pieces included the Diana statue (from Bob Withington of Portsmouth, New Hampshire), a 19th century Mercury statue (from Greg Kramer and Co. in Robesonia, Pennsylvania) and a pair of Japanese stone lanterns originally installed at a 19th century estate designed by architect James Renwick in Bristol, Rhode Island.The trend in sales this year was toward fountains and urns, DiSaia said, and the always popular outdoor benches, chairs and tiny cast animal figurines. Various architectural elements for use as wall art also sold, she said.“Every year I try to bring something that really stands out,” said Bruce Emond, a dealer at Village Braider Antiques in Plymouth, Massachusetts, who brought the two enormous stone lanterns this year. “One year I had a 2000-pound turtle, and last year I had a really amazing well head.”“My job is search all year for things that you just can’t buy anywhere else,” he said. “They have to be beautifully designed and have a certain simplicity. Oh, and they have to be old.”More information on dealers and pieces at the fair: https://disaiamanagement.comThe New York Botanical Garden: https://www.nybg.org This Thursday, April 23, 2015 photo provided by The New York Botanical Garden shows antiques from More and More Antiques on display at the Antique Garden Furniture Fair at The New York Botanical Garden held on April 24 – 26, 2015, in Bronx, New York. The feeling you get when youre surrounded by these pieces, with all their history and stories, is something you just cant get if you go to a store and pick up a bench or ornament, explained Karen DiSaia, who organized this years fair, now in its 23th year. The energy is totally different. (Ivo M. Vermeulen/The New York Botanical Garden via AP) This Thursday, April 23, 2015 photo provided by The New York Botanical Garden shows antiques from Hamptons Antique Gallery on display at the Antique Garden Furniture Fair at The New York Botanical Garden held on April 24 – 26, 2015, in Bronx, New York. The feeling you get when youre surrounded by these pieces, with all their history and stories, is something you just cant get if you go to a store and pick up a bench or ornament, explained Karen DiSaia, who organized this years fair, now in its 23th year. The energy is totally different. (Ivo M. Vermeulen/The New York Botanical Garden via AP) read more
Tomasz Ritter, Polish pianist who won the world’s 1st Frederic Chopin competition on pianos from the romantic era composer’s time talks to The Associated Press about the different technique of playing and the different sound that historic pianos have, taking the listeners back in time, at the National Frederic Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) 1 of 3 One of the pianos he played on was a 1842 French-made soft-sounding Pleyel, Chopin’s favorite brand. He described its sound as “soft, long-lasting and singing.”Ritter’s eyes lit up Friday as he explained to The Associated Press that historic pianos, which are smaller and more delicate than modern ones, require a light touch but render a nuanced sound and melody that better reflects the notes written by Poland’s best loved 19th-century romantic composer.“You cannot use force, so you cannot produce a strong fortissimo, it does not sound well,” Ritter said. “But their advantage is that in the pianissimo (soft sections) and in the dark (parts of music), they are very interesting, they have a very wide gamut of colors.”Because different sections on historic keyboards have different sounds, piano players can easier understand the composer’s intentions.“These instruments help you read the composer’s text,” said Ritter, who has studied piano since the age of 7, including historical pianos and harpsicord.Chopin was born in 1810 in Zelazowa Wola near Warsaw, to a Polish mother and a French father. He received his music education in Warsaw and started composing and giving concerts there. At 20 he left Poland and settled in Paris, then Europe’s center of art and music. He composed chiefly for the piano and much of his work was inspired by Poland’s music, such as the polonaise and the mazurka dances.Ritter, a native of Lublin in eastern Poland, said his physical pain and discomfort vanished as he concentrated on stage and “heard nothing, saw nothing and felt nothing else” than his own performance.After the interview, he said he was going to the airport to indulge in one of his favorite hobbies: spotting planes.The next Chopin contest on historical instruments will be in 2023. WARSAW, Poland | The winner of the world’s 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer’s intentions.Tomasz Ritter of Poland was named the best of 30 young pianists at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments this month.The 23-year-old student from the Moscow State Conservatory earned top notes from the international jury in all three stages of the contest, despite fighting severe pain in his arms and shoulders that hit two weeks before the competition and forced him to go on painkillers and seek out physical therapy. Tomasz Ritter, Polish pianist who won the world’s 1st Frederic Chopin competition on pianos from the romantic era composer’s time talks to The Associated Press about the different technique of playing and the different sound that historic pianos have, taking the listeners back in time, at the National Frederic Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) Tomasz Ritter, Polish pianist who won the world’s 1st Frederic Chopin competition on pianos from the romantic era composer’s time talks to The Associated Press about the different technique of playing and the different sound that historic pianos have, taking the listeners back in time, at the National Frederic Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) read more
Pictured: Laura Jo Trexler. Photo provided by The Aurora Fox.AURORA | While it may be curtains for stages across the metroplex for the foreseeable future, the crew at The Aurora Fox is endeavoring to beam a bevy of live theater right into your living room this weekend.The East Colfax theater is slated to host a live-streamed performance of “Play On! A Musical Romp Through Shakespeare’s Women,” the one-woman brainchild of Littleton native Laura Jo Trexler, 7 p.m. May 9. The live performance staged from Trexler’s home will be the Aurora theater’s first live-streamed theater experience — producers did however stream a concert earlier this spring — since the Fox abruptly shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.“We closed March 13, four hours before we were opening, ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ and four hours before our closing weekend of ‘Secrets of the Universe and Other Songs,’ and the next Tuesday we were supposed to start ‘Freaky Friday’ rehearsals,” Fox Executive Producer Helen Murray said. “Then it was like ‘boom!’ Stop.”Since then, the theater has turned to digital offerings, including a ‘meet the artists’ video series, and preparing contingency plans for its upcoming 36th season, which is still currently scheduled to roll forward this fall. The theater’s Little Foxes annual summer drama camp is also still currently a go.But Trexler’s celebrated show — examining more than a dozen of the Bard’s most famous, and infamous, female characters — was a natural fit for the current pandemic-stricken world, Murray said, as Shakespearean works are no strangers to pandemics. Theaters closed for extended stints multiple times due to the bubonic plague during Uncle Bill’s heyday, forcing actors to tote their talents via cavalcades that traversed the countryside.“We can’t caravan out to the country, but we’re finding our own ways to take the art to the people,” Murray said.Trexler’s original show, which received numerous accolades following a world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018, is designed to breathe punchy life and perspective into the likes of Gertrude, Juliet and Lady Macbeth through song. The 45-minute dose of reimagined history features a kaleidoscope of original Trexler piano tunes.And while Murray concedes that streamed theater performances are no substitute for live stage shows, she said the Fox will likely continue such offerings after social distancing guidelines are lifted in an attempt to reduce the sometimes pricey barriers to entry that come with expensive ticket stubs.“Virtual programming democratizes the arts in a way that I wish we could see more of,” she said. “It might be the invitation we need for many people who would much more readily click a button to experience something.”“Play On! A Musical Romp Through Shakespeare’s Women” 7 p.m. May 9 and available via video following the performance. Streamed on The Aurora Fox Facebook page and aurorafoxartscenter.org. Free. Visit the Fox website for more information. read more
Eriksen had a good World Cup and is a key player for Denmark and Tottenham. PSG sign Schalke defender Thilo Kehrer PSG are interested in adding Christian Eriksen as a playmaker. The Danish midfielder is wanted by Thomas Tuchel. He has not yet renewed his contract with Tottenham, with various European sides interested in his services. El PSG prepara una ofensiva por Eriksen IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 15/08/2018 at 11:25 CEST 14/08/2018 Jesús Malagón @86malagon RELATED STORIES Rabiot turns down PSG’s offer of a new contract The Parisian side are preparing a 100 million euro bid for the star. The French side are expecting Draxler and Di Maria to go to be able to afford the deal in terms of FFP. They have already seen Lucas Moura, Serge Aurier, Blaise Matuidi and Claudio Gomes go after splugring 222m euros on Neymar and 160m on Mbappe. read more
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2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket (PDF) | Southland Softball Weekly Release (PDF)NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State will head to the Waco Regional in Waco, Texas to face No. 13 Baylor at 7 p.m. Friday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.The Lady Demons (30-20) and the Bears (42-13) are joined by Houston (32-21) and Tulsa (50-7) in the three-day, double-elimination style bracket whose winner advances to the NCAA Super Regionals the following weekend. All games will be played at Getterman Stadium.The NCAA Tournament bracket was announced Sunday evening on ESPNU. The Lady Demons earned the program’s fifth tournament berth, and second in a row, after defeating top-seeded McNeese State 11-0 (five innings) Sunday morning in the Southland Tournament championship game. Baylor ended the season with a split with Big 10 Conference foe Texas in Austin, Texas, also on Sunday.Houston and Tulsa will begin tournament play at 4:30 on Friday with the winner of both games advancing in the winner’s bracket for a noon match-up on Saturday. The losers of each game will face each other on Saturday at 2:30. The winner of the loser’s bracket game (game five) will play again at five o’clock with the loser of the winner’s bracket noon game. The championship game is set for one o’clock on Sunday, with a 3:30 final contest, if necessary. About BaylorBaylor finished the season at 42-13 and placed second in the Big 12, the second-highest finish in league history for the Lady Bears other than their 2007 Big 12 title. Baylor earned a No. 13 seed after going 13-9 against Top 40 teams in the NCAA RPI and 5-6 vs. nationally ranked teams. Baylor’s all-time record in the NCAA postseason is 28-18 and the Lady Bears are 8-5 all-time in NCAA Tournament games played in Waco. This marks the ninth appearance for Baylor overall in the NCAA Tournament and fourth consecutive selection. About Houston Houston earned one of the 32 at-large bids to the 2014 NCAA Tournament and will face Tulsa in the opening game at the Waco Regional. This is the fourth-straight year Houston has played in NCAA postseason and the seventh time in program’s 14-year history. The Cougars finished the season fourth in the first year of the American Athletic Conference that saw half of their league advance to an NCAA Regional. About TulsaTulsa will make its seventh appearance in the NCAA Softball Championship when it faces off against Houston in the Waco Regional at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 in Waco, Texas. The 19th-ranked Golden Hurricane (50-7, 19-4 C-USA) earned an automatic bid to the tournament after winning the Conference USA Championship on Saturday. Tulsa is making its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA regionals. All seven appearances have come since 2006. read more
Neptune’s Marcus Alston and Red Bank Catholic’s Alisa Kresge are the marquee names that will participate in tonight’s Shore Coaches North-South All-Star Game tonight at Wall High School. This annual event pits the best graduating seniors from the Shore’s North Divisions against those from the South. The girls game will tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow at 8. Cody Chalmers and Mike Niesz, who led Middletown North to the A North crown, team up one more time on the North squad. Kyle Olesko and Sean Dunne of Shore Conference Tournament champion Christian Brothers Academy add their talents to the North team, as do Steve Plagianakos and Frank Emslie, Raritan, and Dave Lambert and Ron Werner, Mater Dei. Raritan’s Sean Devaney, Mater Dei’s Bob Klatt and Red Bank Regional’s Scott Martin are the North coaches. Shannon Coyle, SJV, Kelly Robinson Raritan, and Dana Hoffman, Holmdel, are on the girls team, as are Nicole Baldessari and Allison Oliver, Middletown South, Jessie Chalmers and Jackie Matthew, Middletown North, and Amy Gibbons, Matawan. Holmdel’s Dawn Karpell, Middletown South’s Tom Brennan and Asbury Park’s Barry Baity are the North coaches. read more
Tomas Berdych won a fifth-set shootout over Czech compatriot Jiri Vesely for a 4-6 6-3 7-6(8) 6-7(9) 6-3 victory on Tuesday, completing the Wimbledon men’s quarter-final line-up after their match was suspended overnight in fading light.They had left the contest level when the umpire called time, much to the frustration of 10th seed Berdych, who has suffered a string of delays at the tournament and tried to get the match moved to Centre Court to be finished under the floodlit roof.A pumped-up Vesely, 22, had the momentum on Monday, snatching a 71 minute fourth set on a tiebreak to force the decider. But it was 2010 finalist Berdych, 30, who seized the initiative in the fifth, breaking Vesely’s first service game.Berdych will play 22-year-old Frenchman Lucas Pouille, seeded 32, in the last eight. read more
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