Hoboken museum to host award-winning LGBT documentary screening

first_imgHOBOKEN — The Hoboken Historical Museum at 1301 Hudson St. will host a screening of the award-winning LGBT film “LOVE WINS” with a Q&A featuring the stars of the film and the filmmaker Robin Kampf.“Love Wins” is a half-hour documentary that tells the story of two women, Jan Morre (83) and Emily Sonnessa (87), who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was taboo. During this time they raised a family of three children while keeping their relationship a secret.During New Jersey’s Pride Month, the couple’s story offers a look into how gay couples in the mid-20th century lived double lives, fearing being “outed.”Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film screens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, followed by Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for Hoboken Museum members. Seating is limited and reservations are advised.Reservations can be made at https://tinyurl.com/lovescreening. ×last_img read more

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles To Preach The Gospel Of Love On New Year’s Eve

first_imgThe soulful funk outfit Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have had an exciting year worth celebrating, and will close out 2018 on a strong note later this month with a New Year’s Eve performance at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, CO.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Share In-The-Round Live Video Of “Trade It All” [Pro-Shot]The seven-piece ensemble, including church-reared Hammond organ virtuoso Cory Henry, Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals), are no strangers to the road, having toured together throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Brooklyn Comes Alive, Indy Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Bring Their Soulful Revelry To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Watch]Earlier this year, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles released their first full-length EP Art Of Love. Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.Regarding his recent recording process, Cory Henry expressed,The human voice is so powerful. When I’m singing, it’s like this extra way of connecting and communicating with people beyond what I can do just playing the organ. I’m able to convey these messages that are really important and meaningful to me through my words. Being front and center like this every night, it’s a challenge, but I’m up for it.Check out the recently released pro-shot video of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ in-the-round arrangement of “Trade It All”, from Art of Love, at Hollywood, California’s Sayers Club back in early October for a glimpse into the group’s infectious energy.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – “Trade It All” – Live From Sayers Club[Video: Cory Henry]Also in October, Henry and his Apostles released the video for their three-song performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, which featured “Love Will Find A Way”; the opening track from their 2018 EP, Art of Love; and the EP’s closing track, “Send Me A Sign”. The entire performance, like any Cory Henry performance, feels spiritually invigorating.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – NPR Tiny Desk Concert[Video: NPR Music]Do not miss this chance to see Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles live on New Year’s Eve in Colorado. For ticketing and more information on Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming Cervantes’ New Year’s Eve show, head to the event page here.For a chance to win two tickets to Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ upcoming NYE show, enter the contest below:last_img read more

Cross: An unexpected goodbye

first_imgThis is not an article I believed I would have to write, at least not at this point in my college career. I am leaving The Badger Herald, and this is my goodbye and thank you for everything, from start to finish.The reasons for my departure are complicated, but boil down to a new beginning in the Wisconsin Athletic Department as a reporter, which will prevent me from continuing on at the Herald. I wouldn’t feel comfortable writing a piece like this if I didn’t know that my dream position is waiting for me next semester and that this paper was the biggest reason for getting me there.When I first walked into the Herald offices at as a bright-eyed freshman, I sat down on a couch in front of my future bosses and mentors, Chris Bumbaca, Eric Goldsobel and Nick Brazzoni as they opened a package. Inside that package was a signed football from the ESPN “College Gameday” crew, and I knew right then and there that I wanted to do whatever it was these guys were doing on a daily basis.I started as a men’s soccer beat reporter and experienced what it was like to write for a team that didn’t seem to win home games, especially when wind chill didn’t reach more than 10 F, and I couldn’t figure out the bus system. Despite the struggles, the enjoyment I felt from writing about that team and publishing stories for a probable audience of three people convinced me I was doing something right or losing my mind.I went on to men’s hockey in the winter, football in the spring and was thrown into an editor position I had no proper training for, or was probably right for, the third week back on campus this year. That first month, the phrase “learning curve” took on a whole new meaning to me.Just by saying yes to an editor position, I suddenly had six articles to publish, two meetings, one print issue and my own personal beat to cover weekly.Through it all, however, my own personal friend and superior editor David Hayes, alongside the unending wisdom of Bumbaca, got me through probably the toughest adjustment of my college career. I got to visit The Big House for a game against Michigan, step on the field of The Camp during an Ohio State game overtime and watch in agony as the Badgers fell in Indianapolis.The experiences I have had over this short two year period are some of the most amazing moments of my life, but don’t even compare to the relationships I have had with my colleagues and friends along the way. I still have my credential tags from Lucas Oil Stadium, and I still scroll through pictures of the memories I will never forget, but the relationships I built are what will truly be carried with me as I move on to the next chapter.From the editors I mentioned, to the amazing writers I had, to every other staff member that helped me along the way, the Herald has pushed me to become a professional and a journalist, in every sense of the words. Two years ago, I would have never believed the skills I would develop in the second floor office of an otherwise abandoned restaurant complex would be second to none, but nothing is closer to the truth.I understand my words won’t, and shouldn’t, mean as much as Bumbaca’s or Nolan Beilstein’s, but I hope those who read this know how much I truly loved working at this paper. I got the opportunity, as an underclassman, to experience sights that my 8-year-old self, watching SportsCenter every day before school, wouldn’t believe.I am now working in the Athletic Department of my dream school, something my soon-to-be 21-year-old self still can’t even believe. That dream, however, comes at a price: leaving a job that has given me nothing but joy two years too short.Thank you to everyone who read my articles and supported my work. The positive feedback I have received over what seems like a long, but not long enough, two years is overwhelming.I hope those who make it this far, especially at the Herald, know that I put just about everything I had into this paper, from Day 1 to today. I didn’t finish what I had originally set out to, but I started something that I never intend to finish: becoming the best journalist I can be and representing the Herald along the way.last_img read more

Tim Tebow buys second home in Jacksonville

first_imgFormer Florida Gators quarterback and current Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow has purchased another home in the gated Jacksonville neighborhood, ‘Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club.’Tebow reportedly paid $2.99 million for an almost 8,300-square-foot, two-story house on 1.49 acres.He purchased his new home which comprises of five bedrooms, a wine room, home theater, an entertainment room, a saltwater pool, outside living and entertainment spaces and a five-car garage, among other features, on Friday.Tebow also owns a smaller two-story house in the same neighborhood.He purchased the property in June 2014 for $1.4 million.The 31-year-old was a star football player with the University of Florida where he won two national championships and awarded the Heisman trophy.He then played in the NFL for three years with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots before transitioning to the New York Mets minor-league system in 2016.Tebow is not only known in the sunshine state for his athletic achievements but also his philanthropic efforts.In 2012, he founded the Jacksonville based Tim Tebow Foundation.The organization puts on the ‘Night to Shine’ event every year, which holds celebratory proms for individuals with special needs.Tebow is engaged to South African model and Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.It’s unclear whether the couple will be residing in the new home together.last_img read more

Reaction to NBA banning Clippers owner Sterling

first_imgMiami Heat forward LeBron James talks to the media after practice on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald)Reaction to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life Tuesday for racist remarks:___“Commissioner Silver thank you for protecting our beautiful and powerful league!! Great leader!! #BiggerThanBasketball #StriveForGreatness” – Miami Heat star LeBron James on Twitter.___“We are one.” – Clippers’ website.___“Commissioner Silver has made the right moves in response to this unfortunate absurd spectacle.” -Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Twitter.___“I applaud NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s swift and decisive response today. He sent a powerful message that there can be zero tolerance for racism and hatred in the NBA. I’m confident that the league, our players and our fans will move on from this stronger and more unified.” – NBA great and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.___“The alleged statements made by Mr. Sterling were deplorable and cannot be tolerated. Bigotry and hatred have no place in the NBA or any other arena of our society.” – NAACP statement.___“Way to go, Commissioner Silver! The NBA stands for everybody!” – former star Shaquille O’Neal on Twitter.___“This is a huge victory for those of us that stood against this ugly display of racism.” – the Rev. Al Sharpton.___“Standing ovation’ for Commissioner Silver. Big time decision standing up for the league and it’s players. Now, Gotta see it through.”- Golden State guard Stephen Curry on Twitter. The Warriors are facing the Clippers in the playoffs.___“We’re all so fortunate to be part of a game that transcends these kinds of misguided ignorances. The beauty and ideals of our game will long outlive these kinds of things that should not happen.”- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.___“Credit to NBA players, the NBA community and Adam Silver for coming together and acting quickly. No room for racists in sport.” – NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.___“Unfortunately, just to hear that about him saying that about other Black people, Black players or whatever it may be, it’s just tough. … I’m pretty sure he knew he was going to get punished. We all make mistakes. I won’t forget but I’ll forgive him.” – Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter.last_img read more