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A Group Of Children Directed Elise Testone’s New Music Video For “Help Me” [Watch]

first_imgBeloved vocalist Elise Testone and her band’s guitarist, Adam Fallen, recently had a unique opportunity to give back to the community. Back in August, the two joined up with a non-profit group called OMG Everywhere, which creates unique workshops for children to experience the magical intersection between film and music. More info here.OMG Everywhere thrives on teaching children how to be creative, and the workshop with Testone had children create their own music video for her original song, “Help Me.” By partnering with experienced filmmakers, these children were able to express themselves creatively through the creation of a new music video, ultimately giving them an incredible life experience that won’t soon be forgotten.“It was so much fun watching these kids confidently execute their ideas,” said Elise.After the weeklong session, the children put together this marvelous new video. You can watch their creation below, and find the original here.Elise Testone will be on the road throughout the fall, hitting venues up and down the East Coast for a number of engaging performances. She has a number of her own headlining performances, and will also be an artist-at-large at Brooklyn Comes Alive this weekend. She’s also taking lead vocal duties for a very special “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” tribute to Led Zeppelin on Halloween in Brooklyn, NY, and has a number of shows with Keith Jenkins of the James Brown Band on the schedule.You can see Elise’s full tour schedule below, and head to her official website for details.10/20 – The Abbey at Appalachian Brewing Company – Lancaster, PA w/ Roxy Roca.10/21 – The Main Pub – Manchester, CT w/ Roxy Roca10/22 – Brooklyn Comes Alive – Brooklyn, NY – Artist-At-Large10/29 – Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs, NY – w/ Candy Ambulance & Annie In The Water10/31 – The Hall MP – Brooklyn, NY – Elise Testone Present’s “Haunted Houses Of The Holy” An All-Star Tribute To Led Zeppelinfeat. Tim Palmieri (guitar, Kung Fu), Adrian Tramontano (drums, Kung Fu), Jed Lingat (bass, Elise Testone), Trey Cooper (keys, Elise Testone).11/2 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ – w/ Des & The Swagmatics11/3 – 8 x 10 – Baltimore, MD – w/ Cara Kelly & The Tell Tale11/5 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA11/17 – Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC *11/18 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC – w/ Big Mean Sound Machine *11/19 – Hometeam BBQ – Charleston, SC – 10th Anniversary Block Party w/ Home Team All-Stars11/20 – Pawley Island Tavern – Pawley Island, SC11/23 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC *11/25 – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC *11/26 – Barrelhouse South – Savannah, GA **Featuring Keith Jenkins of James Brown Band on guitarlast_img read more

Archbishop discusses faith

first_imgArchbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization and titular archbishop of Vicohabentia, discussed the role of the Church in contemporary culture during the 2014 Terrence R. Keeley Vatican Lecture on Wednesday. Fisichella, who was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from Notre Dame in 2006, addressed the Church’s relationship to politics during the lecture in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. He said Catholicism is not an opponent of democracy. Annette Sayre | The Observer “On doctrinal matters, Catholicism places human intellects on the same level,” Fisichella said. “It applies the same standard to each person. It likes to blend all social classes at the foot of the same altar, just as they are blended in the sight of God.”Believers should avoid a sense of indifference to questions of culture, politics and society, Fisichella said. “[They] are not something extraneous to us, but something to which we are called to give an answer,” he said. “In every part of the world, Christians are called to bring with their witness a world of love, which would allow us to go beyond the difficulties and the contradictions of the moment, in order to restore confidence in every person.” Fisichella said the Church today faces many of the same challenges that it has in the past. “We are in front of a great challenge between Christianity and the new paganism,” he said. “As in the past, and, unfortunately, also today, those in power try to discredit the adversary through all possible means.“From calumny to scandals, from the trivialization of its contents, to the isolation and discrediting of those who believe, from the marginalization to the derision of what is most precious for the faith. All of these, of course, [occur] under the absent gaze of those who invoke ‘tolerance,’ which, strangely enough, is a one-way street.” Fisichella said Catholics have a great and immediate responsibility to society. “This is a task which cannot be procrastinated or left only to academic classrooms,” he said. “Of course, the university continues to be the privileged place where thought is formed and where critical reason provokes us to reflect and discover coherent solutions.“And yet, if we do not find the necessary mediations so that thought becomes a living culture among all peoples, then even the most profound and insightful thought will be ineffective. The thought of being challenged by such an important task should gladden the soul of believers.” The life of the Church will always remain bound by the obedience of the word of God, Fisichella said. “This constitutes the cause and the primary condition of our existence,” he said. “Without such a constitutive principle, the Church will be simply one of many institutions incapable of being distinct from any other type of social, economic or political group. The Second Vatican Council has many times confirmed this specificity of the Church.”Fisichella said the strength of the Church does not come from its number of believers. “We are not like those who make the vitality of the faith depend on statistics,” he said. “We realize, in fact, that our principal task is to bring the Gospel to all. We will never be content until it has reached even the last person on this world.” Tags: Catholicism, Politicslast_img read more

Valencia eye April 13 training return from Covid 19 lockdown

first_imgRead Also: La Liga clubs to lose up to €957m if season is cancelledThe state of alarm was extended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez last week, but there remains the potential for a further lock down, as the country continues to fight against the virus.La Liga is suspended indefinitely, with UEFA yet to announce details of the expected return of domestic football across Europe.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 However, reports from Diario AS claim the club have now received a clean bill of health, with a complete set of negative results. The positive news has encouraged the club to restart first team training at the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna ahead of schedule. Training sessions will be staggered in small groups, with the club maintaining strict adherence to official health guidelines. Valencia are reportedly targeting a return to training on April 13, with the current Spanish state of alarm ending 24 hours earlier. Los Che had previously confirmed five positive Covid 19 tests at the club, including first team stars Ezequiel Garay, Jose Gaya and Eliaquim Mangala.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One MovieWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayZodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look Incredible20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory” Loading… last_img read more

VAR has been a success despite criticism, says Swarbrick

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – The use of the Video Assisted Referee (VAR) in the Premier League has been vindicated despite several controversial decisions and criticism from fans and pundits, the system’s chief Neil Swarbrick said on Monday.Speaking to the media after the latest round of matches in which Sheffield United had a goal disallowed for offside against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were denied a penalty for handball against Liverpool, Swarbrick defended the technology.“We are in the infancy with VAR, 12 match weeks into the Premier League season, and you need to give us time to operate and utilise it,” he told Sky Sports. “It is working as we wanted. It’s taken quite a few years for other competitions or sports – the likes of cricket and rugby union – to get to where they are today regarding technology. It doesn’t happen overnight.”VAR was introduced in the Premier League this season after trials in the League Cup and FA Cup. Asked by the BBC how he would rate the use of VAR on a scale of one to 10, Swarbrick said: “I’d give us around about seven-ish. We have more decisions correct with VAR than without it.“If the mark now is seven – early days – in two years’ time I’m hoping for maybe an eight and a half or nine. “We are open to evolving with this – it’s not a case of we’re not budging. We will listen to feedback and where we can improve things, we will do.” Some pundits were less enthralled with the system which has also infuriated fans around the world, mostly for decision-making delays which take up to several minutes.Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton was one of the system’s harshest critics. “Seven out of 10? Did he really say that with a straight face? Come on, are you serious?” Sutton told the BBC.“There have been so many high-profile, horrific mistakes. They’ve got too much wrong. I wanted VAR to work, I backed VAR, but they are making such a mess of it.”Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson also pulled no punches in criticising VAR.“It’s been a bit of a disaster,” he said. It’s still a matter of opinion because it doesn’t clear up a clear and obvious error, It’s just someone else’s opinion. “It’s been a complete mess from day one and it’s caused more problems than it’s worth.”last_img read more