award winning – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 06:58:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://4xcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg award winning – 4x Circle http://4xcircle.com/ 32 32 The Pryor Center Presents “Tell Me a Story: Many Paths to Book Publishing” https://4xcircle.com/the-pryor-center-presents-tell-me-a-story-many-paths-to-book-publishing/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 06:06:10 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/the-pryor-center-presents-tell-me-a-story-many-paths-to-book-publishing/ Andrew Kilgore Masie Cochran The Pryor Center Presents lecture series presented by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences continues Thursday, March 10 with “Tell Me a Story – Many Paths to Book Publication” featuring Masie Cochran, University of […]]]>



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Masie Cochran

The Pryor Center Presents lecture series presented by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences continues Thursday, March 10 with “Tell Me a Story – Many Paths to Book Publication” featuring Masie Cochran, University of Alberta alumnus and editorial director of Tin House Books.

This conference will take place at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Please register in advance with an email address associated with an active Zoom account.

Cochran’s 45-minute talk will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the world of publishing – first drafts, finding an agent, acquisitions, publishing, book covers, reviews, sales and awards. Cochran joined Tin House 11 years ago after working at Inkwell Management, a literary agency in New York. She has worked in a variety of genres: memoirs, literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, collections of short stories and essays.

Cochran has edited many award-winning and best-selling titles, including the intricately plotted novels by Claire Fuller, an Obama Book of the Year pick (Cory Taylor’s To die: a memoir), the family saga of EJ Koh The magical language of othersAnnie Hartnett is darkly funny Rabbit Cakethe detective series Vera Kelly by Rosalie Knecht, the merciless memoirs of Jeannie Vanasco (Things we didn’t talk about when I was a girl and The glass eye), the Gothic novels of Paraic O’Donnell (The House on Vesper Sands and The Swan Maker) and the acclaimed novel by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, A girl is a body of water.

The books that Cochran has edited have caught the attention of the New York Timesthe New Yorkerthe the wall street journal, Atlantic and NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition. These authors have won awards such as the Aspen Words Literary Prize, Costa Novel Prize, Edgar Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize and have been finalists for the National Book Award for nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award and PEN Literary Awards.

Upcoming authors include Joy Williams, Kim Fu, Sarah Krasnostein, Courtney Maum, Morgan Talty, María José Ferrada and Elizabeth Brooks.

Upcoming presentations of the Pryor Center

Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.
The Pryor Center presents “”The Language of the State’s Will: Research Findings in the Heart of the City: Highways and Black Geographies in Urban America”” with Airic Hughes

Thursday, June 16, 6 p.m.
The Pryor Center presents “Arkansas News History: Exploring the KATV Collection” with Randy Dixon and Kyle Kellams

About the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History: The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is an oral history program whose mission is to document the history of Arkansas through the collection of spoken memories and visual records, to preserve the collection at life and to connect Arkansans and the world to fundraising through the Internet, television shows, educational programs and other means. The Pryor Center records audio and video interviews about Arkansas history and culture, collects recordings from other organizations, organizes those recordings into archives, and provides public access to archives, primarily through the pryorcenter website. uark.edu. The Pryor Center is the state’s only oral and visual history program with a seventy-five county statewide mission to collect, preserve and share audio and moving image recordings of the Arkansas history.

About Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with three schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the United States with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


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1st Street Players, Birdsboro Perform “Circle Mirror Transformation” March 3-12 https://4xcircle.com/1st-street-players-birdsboro-perform-circle-mirror-transformation-march-3-12/ Sat, 19 Feb 2022 17:37:23 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/1st-street-players-birdsboro-perform-circle-mirror-transformation-march-3-12/ 1st Street Players in Birdsboro continues its reunion season with a performance of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a drama by award-winning playwright Annie Baker. Performances are March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. Set in the small town of Shirley, Vermont, Circle Mirror Transformation tells the story of five lost adults who […]]]>

1st Street Players in Birdsboro continues its reunion season with a performance of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a drama by award-winning playwright Annie Baker.

Performances are March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m.

Set in the small town of Shirley, Vermont, Circle Mirror Transformation tells the story of five lost adults who come together in a six-week creative theater course at a community center. Each week, the group participates in a series of acting drills; each week they learn more about themselves and each other. Funny, insightful and heartbreaking, this Obie Award-winning play is a wonderful exploration of love, loss, connection and the power of theatre.

Director Alicia Brisbois loves the elegant simplicity of the screenplay and story.

“The characters, by practicing basic acting exercises, learn to be present in their own lives – whatever the outcome may be,” Brisbois said.

Artistic Director Andrea Hart hopes this play will broaden audiences’ ideas of what theater can do and what theater can be.

“I love this game because it’s unlike anything we’ve done before. Each character’s journey is subtle yet dramatic,” Hart said.

All seats are general admission and the show on March 10 will be a sensory performance. Lighting and sound levels will be adjusted to accommodate customers with sensory sensitivities. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for students. To purchase tickets, call 610-404-8436 or visit https://www.1ststreetplayers.org/shows.

1st Street Players, located at 301 E. 1st St. in Birdsboro, is a small community theater that opened in 2015. Their goal is to uplift the community through imaginative theater productions and transformative educational programming. 1st Street Players strives to create a safe space where artists and audiences can connect, collaborate and create.


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Woody Harrelson and Kaitlin Olson to Star in Bobby Farrelly Movie – Deadline https://4xcircle.com/woody-harrelson-and-kaitlin-olson-to-star-in-bobby-farrelly-movie-deadline/ Mon, 31 Jan 2022 22:29:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/woody-harrelson-and-kaitlin-olson-to-star-in-bobby-farrelly-movie-deadline/ EXCLUSIVE: Woody Harrelson, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner (real detective, zombieland), Emmy-nominated Kaitlin Olson (Philadelphia is always sunny, hacks), Grammy-nominated Cheech Marin (Born in East LA, dusk till dawn) and Matt Cook (Man with a plan, the return) will lead Champions, a recently completed film that Bobby Farrelly (Stupid and even dumber, There’s something about […]]]>

EXCLUSIVE: Woody Harrelson, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner (real detective, zombieland), Emmy-nominated Kaitlin Olson (Philadelphia is always sunny, hacks), Grammy-nominated Cheech Marin (Born in East LA, dusk till dawn) and Matt Cook (Man with a plan, the return) will lead Champions, a recently completed film that Bobby Farrelly (Stupid and even dumber, There’s something about Mary) made for Focus Features and Gold Circle Entertainment.

Champions is based on the Goya award-winning Spanish film Campeones, released by Universal Pictures International in 2018. It centers on a headstrong and brash minor league basketball coach who is forced to coach a Special Olympics team when he is sentenced to community service. Madison Tevlin, Joshua Felder, Kevin Iannucci, Ashton Gunning, Matthew Von Der Ahe, Tom Sinclair, James Day Keith, Alex Hintz, Casey Metcalfe, Bradley Edens and Champ Pederson are among the actors with developmental disabilities who complete the cast to ensure authenticity of the story. .

Mark Rizzo wrote the screenplay. Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer and Jeremy Plager produced, with Harrelson, Brad Kessell, Alexander Jooss, Luis Manso, Alvaro Longoria and Javier Fesser executive producing, and Joe Toto and Carlen Johnson overseeing the project for Focus Features. Focus will distribute the film domestically, Universal Pictures will handle its international release.

Farrelly is a PGA Award winner whose films with his brother Peter, including Stupid and even dumber and its sequel Dumb and Dumber To, Center pivot, There’s something about Mary, Me, myself and Irene, Osmosis Jones, Shallow hall, stuck to you, Overexcitement, The broken child, Hall pass and The Three Stooges– have grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide. He recently directed the series strong milk (Public Network), The now (Quibi) and Trailer park boys (BBC America), also executive producer of the former.

Harrelson earned his Oscar nominations for Three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri, The messenger and The People vs. Larry Flynt, winning an Emmy in 1989 for his supporting role as Woody Boyd in Cheers. He will next be seen in the HBO series The White House Plumbers, action thriller by Patrick Hughes The man from Toronto and the film by Ruben Östlund triangle of sadness, among other projects.

Olson is best known for his serial turns, including Philadelphia is always sunny, hacks and The mic. She is also featured in shows such as Reversed and Calm your enthusiasm, as well as films including Arizona, Finding Dory and The heat.

Marin is an actor and comedian who broke into the 70s, alongside Tommy Chong, as one half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong. He appeared in films such as machetee, Planet Terror, Crusher, metal mug, From dusk till dawn, Desperado, Ghostbusters II, Born in East Los Angeles, after hours and In smoke, as well as series including Helen of Avalor, Lodge 49 and Joan the Virgin.

Cook recently appeared in Amazon’s Aaron Sorkin drama Be the Ricardos and will next be seen in Peter Farrelly’s Apple movie The greatest beer race of all time, among other projects. The actor has previously appeared on the television side in Man with a plan, will and grace, Grace and Frankie and more.

Farrelly is represented by A3, Anonymous and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols; Rizzo by CAA; Harrelson of Seven Deuce Entertainment; Olson by UTA; Marin by Innovative Artists and Weintraub Tobin Chediak; Cook by Innovative Artists, Working Entertainment and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols; Iannucci and Von Der Ahe by Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates; and Edens by Kutalent Agency in North Carolina.


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Chaim Goodman-Strauss of Mathematical Sciences wins National Award for Innovative Mathematics Education https://4xcircle.com/chaim-goodman-strauss-of-mathematical-sciences-wins-national-award-for-innovative-mathematics-education/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:06:11 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/chaim-goodman-strauss-of-mathematical-sciences-wins-national-award-for-innovative-mathematics-education/ Chaim Goodman-Strauss Chaim Goodman-Strauss Chaim Goodman-Strauss, U of A professor of mathematics at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded first place in the 2021 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Mathematics Education for his practical exploration of classroom symmetry, titled “Tooti Toiti.” The Rosenthal Prize is awarded by the National […]]]>
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Chaim Goodman-Strauss

Chaim Goodman-Strauss, U of A professor of mathematics at the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was recently awarded first place in the 2021 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Mathematics Education for his practical exploration of classroom symmetry, titled “Tooti Toiti.”

The Rosenthal Prize is awarded by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York to recognize and promote the practical teaching of mathematics in the upper grades of elementary and middle school, and first place comes with a cash prize of $25,000. The Goodman-Strauss lesson plan will be shared with educators around the world via MoMath’s virtual archive of award-winning activities.

“MoMath is thrilled to award the 2021 Rosenthal Prize to Chaim Goodman-Strauss for his creativity and innovation in crafting a highly engaging lesson plan on symmetry,” said Cindy Lawrence, CEO and Executive Director of MoMath. “Professor Goodman-Strauss is helping inspire the next generation of STEM leaders with activities that allow young people in classrooms around the world to experience the wonder and beauty of math.”

In the Goodman-Strauss lesson, elementary school students cut out an envelope to make handmade paper “tiles.” They then assemble the tiles into patterns that can fill an infinite space symmetrically, with the symmetry of the pattern being related to the shape of the envelope.

Goodman-Strauss developed “Tooti Tooti” over several years and tested the concept at the Thaden School in Bentonville, the Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, and in a local math circle run by the U of AT.

“There’s nothing like getting your hands on something to truly understand an abstract concept plus, it’s great fun!” said Goodman-Strauss. “I’m honored and grateful to the Rosenthals and the National Museum of Mathematics. and appreciates all the help from local students and teachers in refining Tooti Tooti.”

Since its inception in 2012, the Rosenthal Prize at MoMath has awarded cash prizes to 27 individuals, totaling more than $330,000. The award is named after Saul Rosenthal, chairman of Oxford Funds LLC, trustee of the National Museum of Mathematics, and longtime supporter of mathematics education.

Goodman-Strauss attributes his interest in the practical exploration of mathematics to the Montessori system of mathematical manipulations, which he encountered when his mother trained as a Montessori teacher. His own outreach began 30 years ago, when he successfully lured sleepy teenagers onto the University of Texas campus for interactive math shows on Saturday mornings.

Over the years he has developed toys, trading cards, stickers, games and zines that explore topics ranging from the foundations of logic to the shape of the universe. In collaboration with Kyle Kellams, he produced the Math Factor podcast broadcast on KUAF Ozarks in general program from 2004 to 2012. With renowned mathematician John H. Conway and Heidi Burgiel, Goodman-Strauss co-wrote and illustrated The symmetry of things, on the modern orbifold approach to planar symmetry.

Goodman-Strauss has also led a series of participatory public art events that explore mathematical topics. In partnership with local artist Eugene Sargent, he created a series of sculptures that were assembled on location in Atlanta by attendees of the biennial Gathering 4 Gardner, in honor of longtime American scientist columnist Martin Gardner. Goodman-Strauss’ work with Sargent is also part of the permanent collection of the Puzzle Museum in Boca Raton, Florida.

Most recently, he worked with Honors College students and staff to organize Math Circus, the college’s contribution to the Come as You Arkansas celebration last September. Artwork produced at Math Circus that demonstrates the negative curvature of hyperbolic geometry is currently on display in the Honors College wing of Gearhart Hall.


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A new lead role in ‘The Betrayal of Anne Frank’ https://4xcircle.com/a-new-lead-role-in-the-betrayal-of-anne-frank/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 14:10:37 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/a-new-lead-role-in-the-betrayal-of-anne-frank/ Sullivan, poet and award-winning author of books including “Stalin’s Daughter” and “Villa Air-Bel,” on a hideout in Marseilles during World War II, is amply qualified to put readers in perspective. She rides here in tandem with Thijs Bayens, a filmmaker, and Pieter van Twisk, a journalist and researcher whom Sullivan describes as having “the roughness […]]]>

Sullivan, poet and award-winning author of books including “Stalin’s Daughter” and “Villa Air-Bel,” on a hideout in Marseilles during World War II, is amply qualified to put readers in perspective. She rides here in tandem with Thijs Bayens, a filmmaker, and Pieter van Twisk, a journalist and researcher whom Sullivan describes as having “the roughness of all bibliophiles.” In 2016, Bayens and van Twisk, both Dutch, hired Vince Pankoke, a retired FBI agent in Florida who “always seems to live undercover, a sweet, anonymous man in a guayabera shirt.” They assembled an international cold case team of criminologists; behavioural, data, forensic and social specialists; psychologists; a handwriting expert; a rabbi; and many others, including a young student who wondered, in one of the few lighter moments in the narrative, “What is a telephone directory?” They are also eager to receive any information you may have.

Credit…Michael Rafelson

The team used modern big data techniques and an artificial intelligence program developed by Microsoft, as well as old-fashioned reporting, conducting dozens of interviews and digging into private and public archives. The team has the receipts, as the young student would say – often real receipts, thanks to the diligent record keeping of the German bounty hunters. Whether in procedural or thriller form, “The Betrayal of Anne Frank” nevertheless buzzes with vivid history, human warmth and outrage. It moves the idea of ​​“collaboration” nimbly across eight decades and nearly 400 pages, from dark and insidious crime to noble pursuit with algorithmic transparency.

Bayens and company were shocked to discover what Sullivan dryly calls “the degree of acrimony between the various stakeholders in Anne Frank’s legacy.” Its title also appears to be a snub to the Anne Frank Fund in Basel, Switzerland – one of two charities started by Otto Frank – which has long aggressively protected its share of the complicated international copyright of newspapers and would not cooperate with the cold case team; one administrator even thundered at an initial meeting that investigators could not use Anne’s name. The other, the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam, which turned Prinsengracht 263 into a busy museum, was much more helpful, writes Sullivan.

Possible informants, according to various theories: a “suspiciously curious” warehouse manager, Willem van Maaren; Lena Hartog, the allegedly gossipy wife of his assistant; Job Jansen, a former employee who called Otto Frank a traitor for daring to hint during an informal sidewalk encounter that the Third Reich might lose the war; and a “sleazy character” and “arrogant opportunist” named Anton Ahlers. Still other candidates: a Jewish “V-Frau” named Ans van Dijk – “v” meaning vertrouwens, the Dutch word for trust – who denounced her fellow Jews to avoid being deported herself; and Nelly Voskuijl, who was the sister of a woman who had helped conceal the Franks, and who associated with the enemy and suffered from fainting spells.

At least one historian has suggested there was no informant – that police came to the warehouse to search for counterfeit ration cards or labor violations and came across the secret annex hidden behind a moving shelf, perhaps noticing marks it had left on the floor. Sullivan circles all of these possibilities like Agatha Christie with Zoom and a time machine. The mix of banality and terror of the town square is all too present in such details as what would happen when a moving company, headed by Abraham Puls, came to collect the deportees’ belongings; the gaping neighbors called it being gepulst (pulsed).


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Juice Wrld’s mom opens up about her struggles and inner circle https://4xcircle.com/juice-wrlds-mom-opens-up-about-her-struggles-and-inner-circle/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 11:40:20 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/juice-wrlds-mom-opens-up-about-her-struggles-and-inner-circle/ It’s been two years since the music industry lost award-winning rapper Juice WRLD to an overdose. The late rapper’s mother Carmela Wallace took to Tamron Hall on Tuesday to discuss her son’s drug and addiction issues, concerns about those around him at the time of his death, and how she hopes her death will not […]]]>

It’s been two years since the music industry lost award-winning rapper Juice WRLD to an overdose. The late rapper’s mother Carmela Wallace took to Tamron Hall on Tuesday to discuss her son’s drug and addiction issues, concerns about those around him at the time of his death, and how she hopes her death will not be in vain.

Wallace said she worried about her son (real name Jarad Anthony Higgins) in the months leading up to his death, sharing that she believed he was ready to go to rehab in September before his death, saying: “I could tell that there was a difference in him and that he wasn’t lean. I think he was still on the pills, but he told me he was ready to get help. It was just a special moment. We just had that moment when I knew he was going to overcome it.

She also said that she believes that some of her relatives allow her to choose her lifestyle. “I just felt like his best interest was not being watched. I think people had their own agendas. I think they liked the lifestyle. And they were young too, so I have to give them that. They are young so they don’t see it the way we would but I just think he just didn’t have the people in place to tell him to stop or to know [what was really wrong]. He just didn’t have that support system in place.

She noted that the artist had struggled with mental health issues for years before her overdose, which prompted her to form the Live Free 999 organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering health programs. support that provides preventive measures and positive avenues to address. mental health issues and substance dependence, especially for people who may not have access to such services.

The documentary Juice WRLD, In the abyss, is currently available on HBO.


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Norfolk’s Military Circle Shopping Center, then and now https://4xcircle.com/norfolks-military-circle-shopping-center-then-and-now/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/norfolks-military-circle-shopping-center-then-and-now/ Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has seen its ups and downs, new goals and untapped potential. NORFOLK, VA – It’s been a Hampton Roads staple for over 50 years: Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has seen ups and downs, new goals and untapped potential. The mall opened in 1970, with JB Hunter, JCPenney, Smith & […]]]>

Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has seen its ups and downs, new goals and untapped potential.

NORFOLK, VA – It’s been a Hampton Roads staple for over 50 years: Military Circle Mall in Norfolk has seen ups and downs, new goals and untapped potential.

The mall opened in 1970, with JB Hunter, JCPenney, Smith & Welton and Leggett as its mainstays. In 1981, our archival footage shows the mall flourishing, even before the American mall boom of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

In 1996, the mall underwent a $ 15 million renovation, followed by the construction of a new Sears three years later. But it didn’t take long for the mall’s rise to turn into its inevitable downfall.

In 2012, this new Sears would close, followed by JCPenney two years later. Since then, vacancies have plagued the mall.

But the past two years have been an unexpected redemption for the mall. As one of the region’s premier testing and vaccination sites, Military Circle Mall is a place thousands of people have gone to protect themselves from COVID-19.

And beyond the pandemic, there is still hope for Military Circle. The city is looking to redevelop much of the retail space and is currently seeking public input.

RELATED: Here’s What Military Circle Mall’s Redevelopment Plans Look Like & How You Can Comment On Them

There are three proposals in front of the city from three different development groups – including one from Grammy Award-winning artist and Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams – all of them outlining different visions for the new mixed-use neighborhoods that will be installed on the site of the shopping center. mall.

There is no deadline for ending public comment, so any long-term vision for Military Circle’s future will remain long-term for now.

For now, it will remain primarily a destination for people looking for tests and vaccines. At least with that, the mall can proudly wear a new, hopefully temporary, badge as a beacon of hope during a global pandemic.


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Check Out These 5 New Openings That Are Making Birmingham Better, Including Full Circle Birmingham https://4xcircle.com/check-out-these-5-new-openings-that-are-making-birmingham-better-including-full-circle-birmingham/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 23:11:50 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/check-out-these-5-new-openings-that-are-making-birmingham-better-including-full-circle-birmingham/ Dreaming of their new space. Photo via Full Circle Birmingham Looking for a little more holiday cheer? You’ve come to the right place, because we are because we’re preparing five of Birmingham’s new openings to get us excited. Let’s grab a cup of coffee and go in. 1. Hand and stone | Hills of Vestavia […]]]>
Dreaming of their new space. Photo via Full Circle Birmingham

Looking for a little more holiday cheer? You’ve come to the right place, because we are because we’re preparing five of Birmingham’s new openings to get us excited. Let’s grab a cup of coffee and go in.

1. Hand and stone | Hills of Vestavia

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Need a little R&R? Check out Hand and Stone this week. Photo via Hand and Stone Vestavia Hills

Ready to relax in the New Year? Hand and Stone is Birmingham’s newest massage and facial spa that offers more than once a year. Owner Caroline Goldasich is active in the community and wants Hand and Stone to be a part of the community in a way your typical spa won’t.

Caroline has always been interested in the health and wellness community, but has never pursued it professionally until now. She loves all hand and stone treatments, but her favorite is deep tissue massage. Since they just opened, they’ve been running special early bird deals – just $ 69.95 for a 1-hour Swedish massage OR a classic 1-hour facial.

Stay tuned for a big opening celebration in early 2022.

“It’s something that interests me. I love to exercise, I love skin care, I always try new things and do new things and have always been like this for as long as I can remember. This is one of the reasons Hand and Stone is so exciting to me. It’s something that interests me personally and that translates into a professional aspect.

-Caroline Goldasich, Owner, Hand and Stone Vestavia Hills

2. Full tour of Birmingham

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Goodies from Full Circle Birmingham, can’t wait to shop. Photo via Full Circle Birmingham

Full Circle Birmingham is far from a new concept for The Friendship Circle of Alabama, but their new showcase deserves all the recognition. Now located just off Linden Ave, this upscale resale store was originally housed in the Levite JCC, but has decided to spread its wings into a more permanent home.

The best part about Full Circle Birmingham? They provide vocational training to people with intellectual disabilities and teach them the practical skills of the job. Come to Homewood not only to mark cute and lasting threads, but also to make a difference in the lives of others. While online shopping is not yet available, you can purchase their Poshmark store here.

Full Circle Birmingham wouldn’t be complete without their donations or volunteers. If you have any lightly used rooms that could use a new home, please consider donating to Full Circle Birmingham. Donation forms and volunteer information are available on their website.

3. Local roots | Birmingham

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Local Roots has so many options… and they all come to Birmingham. Photo via local roots

This Tuscaloosa favorite has officially made it north of Birmingham. Local Roots, a fast, casual restaurant based in Alabama, believes in the power of great food that brings people together. The inspiration behind their business? Owner Dustin Spruill’s grandfather, Harold. In the same way he took care of his garden, Spruill wants to continue to share his passions and his food with an audience in Alabama.

They have a pretty impressive lineup with Chef Brandon Wiman, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He has worked with award-winning chefs James Beard Chris Hastings of the Hot and Hot Fish Club and Brian Somershield of El Barrio and Paramount.

This new location will be a must. I know we are already looking forward to the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fillets. Yum!

4. Frido Kahlo Modern Mexican Cuisine

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Dishes as pretty as Kahlo’s art. Photo via Frida Kahlo Modern Mexican Cuisine’s Facebook

Pelham, get ready for your new Mexican restaurant: Frida Kahlo Modern Mexican Cuisine. Inspired by famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, this modern Mexican restaurant focuses on a sophisticated touch of classic dishes. Count us on Jamaica Tacos, please! No Mexican mood? They even have the basics on their menu, including “La Torturada,” a beef and pork burger.

“VIVA LA VIDA” or “Long Live” in English is written all over their website and communications, in addition to being connected to artist Frida Kahlo. I think that’s a nice description of not just their food, but the vibe of this Birmingham opening as a whole. We can’t wait to try it out soon.

5. Juniper

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The former Little Savannah space will be a magnificent gin bar. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

A gin bar in Forest Park? Sign us up. You might remember a few months ago when we wrote about this place taking over Little Savannah, but the time has finally come for Juniper to open its doors.

While the grand opening is yet to be determined due to their liquor license, this new location is sure to be a vacation hit for the next couple of weeks. Rumor has it that these drinks are perfect, as is the space. We can’t wait to see him bring the Forest Park community together.

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Class of 2022: Chicago TV’s Silver Circle to add eight broadcast legends https://4xcircle.com/class-of-2022-chicago-tvs-silver-circle-to-add-eight-broadcast-legends/ Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/class-of-2022-chicago-tvs-silver-circle-to-add-eight-broadcast-legends/ Don Corneille Don Corneille, who created, produced and hosted the longtime and culturally influential dance music show “Soul Train”, will be posthumously honored with the Chicago television industry’s highest honor. Cornelius is one of eight notable broadcasters chosen to be inducted this spring into the Silver Circle of the Chicago / Midwest section of the […]]]>

Don Corneille

Don Corneille, who created, produced and hosted the longtime and culturally influential dance music show “Soul Train”, will be posthumously honored with the Chicago television industry’s highest honor.

Cornelius is one of eight notable broadcasters chosen to be inducted this spring into the Silver Circle of the Chicago / Midwest section of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

He and the other 2022 winners were announced at the 63rd annual Chicago / Midwest Virtual Regional Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Cornelius, who was born on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from DuSable High School, worked as an announcer on WVON radio and hosted “A Black’s View of the News” at Weigel Broadcasting WCIU-Channel 26 in 1960 before launching “Soul Train” there. as a local daily show in 1970. It entered national syndication in 1971. Cornelius died in 2012.

Here are the other 2022 Silver Circle winners:

Phil ponce

Phil Ponce, former host and “Chicago Tonight” correspondent at Window to the World Communications WTTW-Channel 11 and former reporter at WBBM-Channel 2, owned by CBS.

Martha Teichner, correspondent for CBS News and “CBS Sunday Morning” and former reporter for WMAQ-Channel 5, owned by NBC.

Roz Varon

Roz Varon, Traffic and transport presenter for ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, which is considered the first in the country to broadcast rush hour reports on morning television news.

Mary Margaret Bartley, Emmy and Peabody Award winning set designer in Chicago for 40 years.

Derrick blakley

Derrick Blakely, former CBS News correspondent and former news anchor and reporter for NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5 and CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2.

Morris jones (posthumously), videographer and photojournalist for WBBM-Channel 2 owned by CBS and former broadcast technician for Nexstar Media WGN-Channel 9 and WMAQ-Channel 5 owned by NBC. He died in 2016.

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Dick johnson (posthumously), former news anchor and reporter for WMAQ-Channel 5 owned by NBC and WLS-Channel 7 owned by ABC. He passed away in 2020.

The Silver Circle Award, established in 1992, recognizes individuals who have dedicated 25 years or more to the television industry and made significant contributions to broadcast Chicago. They are selected each year by a committee made up of members of the academy’s board of directors.

The induction ceremony will take place on May 13, 2022.

Friday’s commentary: Burt Levy: Unfortunately, due diligence at the Sun-Times should be a fairly quick process as there is little revenue left. Most of the major categories have disappeared and there is no struggle from within to recover this income. Hiring more copywriters won’t solve this problem. When an agency president confides in me that he has not heard from the Sun-Times for over two years and that he has more than 50 clients, you have to wonder what they are doing there!


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Ram Jams: Taylor Swift comes full circle with “Red” https://4xcircle.com/ram-jams-taylor-swift-comes-full-circle-with-red/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 03:19:22 +0000 https://4xcircle.com/ram-jams-taylor-swift-comes-full-circle-with-red/ Kind: Pop, Country On a playlist with: Phoebe Bridgers, Adele, Carrie Underwood The season of fall is upon us, and so is the power of Taylor Swift. On a mission to own all of her albums again, she re-recorded her first six albums, with “Fearless” released earlier this year. “Red” started Taylor’s transition from country […]]]>

Kind: Pop, Country

On a playlist with: Phoebe Bridgers, Adele, Carrie Underwood

The season of fall is upon us, and so is the power of Taylor Swift. On a mission to own all of her albums again, she re-recorded her first six albums, with “Fearless” released earlier this year.

“Red” started Taylor’s transition from country to pop, and the reissue takes me back to my elementary school solo singing iconic hits like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “22”, as if j was in a relationship and not 8 years old. With an album full of bitterness, love, loss and an alleged vendetta against Jake Gyllenhaal, Swift made us feel miserable and magical all at the same time.

In a Instagram After announcing the album’s re-release earlier this year, Taylor Swift said that “the world is a different place for the broken-hearted.” The unreleased tracks from the Vault and new lyrics to “All Too Well” aptly describe the mosaic of feelings Taylor Swift was experiencing in her early 20s, and she does a great job of unearthing forgotten emotions from her past relationship.

The album’s most anticipated song, the 10-minute version of “All Too Well,” is an incredibly vulnerable cinematic work of art – surpassing the grief fans felt in the original version of the song. The new lyrics walk us through Swift’s relationship (fans assume with Jake Gyllenhaal) with someone who is much older than her.

There is no discretion between Swift and her fans this time around. She doesn’t filter her emotions in this poetic song, and she surpasses all fans’ expectations when she first mentioned the 10 minute version of “All Too Well” in 2012.

She looks back on her 21-year-old party, where her boyfriend didn’t show up. She sings “It’s supposed to be fun being 21”, making her hit song “22” a bigger part of “Red” history – a celebration of a new age and the healing of old ones. injuries.

Now “All Too Well” is a work of art that she happily celebrates with her fans.

Listening to this new version of “All Too Well” feels like watching a movie; as a result, Swift released a short film for the song starring Dylan O’Brien, Sadie Sink and herself. The movie actually created at AMC Lincoln Center in New York.

The film follows the character of O’Brien who breaks the heart of young Sink – Sink being Swift’s replacement – and Sink’s progress throughout the breakup. Fans see footage of the couple fighting, kissing, having fun together and ultimately breaking up. The film ends with the protagonist’s elderly (played by Swift herself) presenting her book “All Too Well,” which is supposed to detail her relationship experiences.

The ending meant how the meaning of the song had changed for Swift. When “All Too Well” was first released, Swift couldn’t perform it without crying; now it’s a piece of art that she happily celebrates with her fans, just like the read at the end of the short where Swift as the author presents her story to readers.

Fans can hear how much Swift’s voice has progressed over the years.

The way Swift beautifully expresses her feelings resonates with her fans in such a magical way. “Nothing New” with singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers sums up being a student entering adulthood perfectly. As they sing together, “How can a person know everything at 18 / But nothing at 22?”

Although it is now recognized as a pop album, songs from the “Red” Vault feature Swift’s signature country style. “I Bet You Think About Me” is a duet with Chris Stapleton where Swift pokes fun at her ex’s “cool indie music concerts” and “organic shoes”. We finally have his own versions of “Babe” and “Better Man”, which were country hits that Swift gave to other artists (Sugarland and Little Big Town) to record them. “Girl At Home,” which was originally recorded as a country song, turns to pop / electronic on the re-recorded album. She captures the essence of the 2012 version of Red with her playful background laughter and commentary throughout the songs, while creating a more polished production.

The album’s singles, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “22” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” feature a more mature adult voice. The music is hollow because Swift’s voice is heard more clearly with the music in the background. Fans can hear how much Swift’s voice has progressed over the years. Swift’s laugh after the lyrics “with a much cooler indie record than mine” in “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” took on increased prominence in the re-recording due to the release of her award-winning indie-folk album. of a Grammy “Folklore.” “I Knew You Were Trouble” features a fierce electric guitar – signifying its transition to pop music.

“It was bold, it was crazy, it was out of control, it was passionate, it was important.” Taylor Swift

Finally, we come to his main song “Red”. When asked why she called her 2012 album “Red”, Swift responded that the colors mentioned in the song correlated with all the emotions she felt while writing this album and when it broke up. Loving him was red; As Swift says, “It was bold, it was crazy, it was out of control, it was passionate, it was important.”

The red emotion was the most important part of the album as it incorporated all the good and bad that she had experienced into her relationship. This song is more rock and electronic than the rest of the songs, highlighting the boldness and experimentation with which she wrote the album.

It’s amazing how far Swift has gone with “Red”. It was the album that turned me into Swiftie. I remember watching her performance “All Too Well” at the Grammys and seeing the tears rolling down her face – and now the song holds a special place in her heart because of the fans and their relationship to the song. Swift has come full circle and matured with her emotions – love was “burning red” to her but now it’s golden, as she sings in her song “Afterglow” from her eighth album, “Lover”.

This bittersweet album perfectly sums up the feeling of love, loss and fury. Nine years after its original release, Red still captivates fans, and I think I speak for all of the Swifties when I say we can’t wait to see this “Red” era begin again.

The bottom line: Taylor Swift’s version of Red portrays the growth of her character and the maturation of her voice, and the momentum the album receives essentially portrays Taylor’s ever-growing popularity in the music industry.

The tops : “Nothing New”, “All Too Good (10 minute version)”, “Red” and “Babe”

The valleys: “We’ll never get back together” and “Forever Winter”

The verdict: 10/10



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