John Moore News

YMCA Receives Grant for Free Nutrition Education Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the YMCA of Austin celebrated a $37,730 grant provided by the Walmart Foundation that enables the YMCA to offer free nutrition education to underserved communities in the Austin area. With these funds, the Y will impact the health and eating habits of about 300 individuals and their families this year through The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre classes. The YMCA kicked off the program with a check presentation from John Moore, a local Walmart manager and representative for the Walmart Foundation. It was a family-friendly event held in the Community Garden with cooking demonstrations, seed packet giveaways, garden tours and a bouncy house. The North Austin YMCA held its first The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre class before the presentation and attended the celebration. The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre is a nationally recognized six-week cooking and nutrition education program from the Sustainable Food Center. The classes emphasize the importance of selecting and preparing nutritious meals. Through this program, the YMCA of Austin is addressing the issues of diabetes, chronic disease and childhood obesity at an earlier stage, helping create healthy, sustainable lifestyles. The Y plans to deliver the Walmart Foundation grant funded programming to individuals in underserved communities throughout Travis, Bastrop and Hays counties. Classes meet once a week for 1 hours to cook, discuss and learn as a group. The goal for the program is to positively affect changes in eating habits of adults and children. 'With the grant, expenses will be covered for 20 classes, and we will be able to expand the program and serve an additional 300 people in the next 12 months,' said Ron Perry, Associate Executive Director at Northwest Family Y and The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre program director. The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre classes will continue through the year at multiple Y locations. Four sessions will be delivered at North Austin and East Communities YMCAs. Two sessions will be held at Northwest Family, TownLake, Southwest Family, Springs Family, Hays Communities and Bastrop YMCAs. The YMCA of Austin is dedicated to nurturing the physical and mental well-being for community members of all ages. Through the Y, individuals and families can gain healthy habits that will last for a lifetime. For more information about The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre or healthy living classes, please contact Ron Perry at 512-632-6785 or Ron.perry@austinymca.org. About the YMCA of Austin The YMCA of Austin is a nonprofit organization that has served the Austin community since 1953, providing health and wellness, aquatics, youth sports, day camp, childcare, youth leadership and family enrichment opportunities for more than 64,000 members and 60,000 program participants. More information on the YMCA of Austin is available at AustinYMCA.org. (more...)

Little Atom Productions to Welcome Lord Heseltine for Evening of Conversation, 17 June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Little Atom Productions have announced that Lord Michael Heseltine will be their next interviewee in the hugely successful In Conversation series. Appearing at St Georges Hall on Tuesday 17 June, the event also forms part of the official cultural programme of the 2014 International Festival for Business. (more...)

Gemma Bodinetz & Deborah Aydon to Receive LJMU Honorary Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz and Executive Director Deborah Aydon will receive Honorary Fellowships from Liverpool John Moores University this summer in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the dramatic arts. Also receiving an Honorary Fellowships is Everyman and Playhouse board member Rod Holmes. (more...)

THE LYONS to Run 5/30-6/22 at Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

In this dark comedy, Rita Lyons is the matriarch of a family facing major crossroads. Her husband Ben is dying, her adult children are wrestling with their own secrets, and what's worse - she can't decide how to redecorate her living room! As they gather in Ben's hospital room to say goodbye, these four very isolated people, who are as afraid of closeness as they are of solitude, attempt human connection with hysterical results. 'A terrific gem. You can't stop laughing.' - The Associated Press (more...)

Booneville Schools Become One of Nation's Technology Trailblazers with Bold Computer Initiative and Hosted Wi-Fi, Fiber-Based Broadband Internet Access
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

That's because the Booneville School District is part of a $1.2 million pilot technology project made possible through legislation championed by state Senators Terry Burton and Gray Tollison and state House of Representatives member John Moore and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant last year. (more...)

GYPSY to Run 5/9-6/1 at Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The entertainment continues at Playhouse on the Square with the Tony award-winning musical Gypsy! Based on burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee's memoirs of life with the ultimate stage mother, Gypsy follows the dreams and efforts of Mama Rose as she pushes her two daughters into show business during the last days of Vaudeville. With famous Sondheim songs such as, "Everything's Coming up Roses," 'You'll Never Get Away From Me,' and 'Let Me Entertain You,' Gypsy is a shining American musical theatre classic. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Chat With Playwright Claude Solnik
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 18, 2014

Lady from Limerick is an up and coming play by playwright Claude Solnik. The story, based on actual events, is about an Irish woman who tells her husband that she's going to a conference but instead travels to New York. It is a play about beauty, passion, betrayal and the desire to be young forever. (more...)

Denver Actors Fund Announces 2014 Action Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The Denver Actors Fund (DAF) is a modest source of immediate, situational monetary relief for when members of the local theater community find themselves in sudden medical need, but that is not all it is. (more...)

SHADOWLANDS Plays The Space Theatre Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

SHADOWLANDS by William Nicholson will run tonight, March 28 - April 27 in the Space Theatre. Press night is set for Thursday, April 3 at 6:30pm. (more...)

SHADOWLANDS to Play The Space Theatre 3/28-4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

SHADOWLANDS by William Nicholson will run March 28 - April 27 in the Space Theatre. Press night is set for Thursday, April 3 at 6:30pm. (more...)

New Photos Of Matthew Morrison's Denver Charity Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 06, 2014

A series of photos displaying Broadway headliner and popular GLEE star Matthew Morrison's recent charity concert in Denver earlier this month is now available to view. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Plays Buell Theatre, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by an electrifying true story, makes its Denver premiere at The Buell Theatre today, February 25 through March 9 only. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play Buell Theatre, 2/25-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET,inspired by an electrifying true story, makes its Denver premiere at The Buell Theatre February 25 through March 9 only. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announce the 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced the 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season, the orchestra's 119th year since its founding and its seventh season under the leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck. (more...)

Arthur Miller's Award-Winning DEATH OF A SALESMAN Comes to Theatre Memphis, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama comes to life on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis tonight, January 24 - February 9, 2014. (more...)

Arthur Miller's Award-Winning DEATH OF A SALESMAN Comes to Theatre Memphis, 1/24-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama comes to life on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis January 24 - February 9, 2014. Willy Loman, one of the most famous characters in the history of the American theater, is a tortured soul hoping for a better life for his wife and sons. Reconciliation and forgiveness will come at a price as a secret is revealed- changing all their lives. In this American classic piece of theater a working class family stands divided. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES Makes Radiant Regional Debut at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - Jan 19, 2014

Tolstoy wrote that, 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Playwright Jon Robin Baitz extrapolated on that theory in his drama, Other Desert Cities, a 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. It's an intricate script and the regional premiere at The Circuit Playhouse does it justice. (more...)

Acorn Energy Announces Recent Website Launch
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Acorn Energy, Inc. (ACFN), today announced the recent launch of its new website. The new site will offer timely and important updates that are relevant to the business growth and outlook of Acorn and all four of our portfolio companies. Acorn expects the new website to improve its communications with the investor community as well as individual shareholders. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Met's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Directed by Julie Taymor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

English conductor Jane Glover will make her Met debut on December 16 leading the company's holiday presentation, an abridged, English-language production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Julie Taymor. The 100-minute version of Taymor's popular staging of the opera will star Alek Shrader as the brave prince Tamino; Heidi Stober as Pamina, the princess he must rescue; Eric Owens as the mysterious Sarastro; Shenyang as the Speaker; and Nathan Gunn as the hapless bird-catcher Papageno. Albina Shagimuratova and Kathryn Lewek will alternate in the role of Pamina's vindictive mother, the Queen of the Night. The Magic Flute launched the recent Met tradition of presenting a family-oriented production each holiday season, with sharply discounted tickets and two special weekday matinee performances. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Duo Delights in A TUNA CHRISTMAS at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - Nov 16, 2013

Greater Tuna plays have been a Memphis tradition since the 1990's. A Tuna Christmas, Directed by Ann Marie Hall (Singin' in the Rain), the second in this series, is a wild yuletide caper that introduces us to the eccentric residents of Tuna--Texas' third-smallest town. (more...)

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