Why is it important to support the arts in your community? Looking at the big picture, does it make any difference if you attend a community theatre production? The answer is yes. Whether it is semi-professional or wholly amateur, Community theatre contributes, not only to the arts but, to your community as a whole. Firstly, community theatre allows aspiring actors and lifetime theatre hobbyists to come together and hone their craft. It creates a sense of accomplishment and develops a community spirit as cast and crew work towards a common goal. Whether the performers intend to fly off to an

Paul Kelly was the most high profile New York City gangster in the early 1900’s. Real name Paulo Vaccarelli, Kelly was was born in Sicily in 1879. He immigrated to America in the early 1890’s and soon became a bantemweight boxer of some note. He changed his name from the Italian Vacacarelli to the Irish-sounding Kelly, in order to get more fights, at a time when being Italian in America was frowned upon as being low class. Unlike most gangsters of his day, Kelly was an intelligent, erudite man, who could speak three languages. He was a dapper dresser, and

Shifting homes can be an interesting and exciting task when you consider moving into a new place, getting to know new people and getting used to newer and better opportunities. Perhaps the relocation is because you have just acquired a bigger house or got a transfer and promotion at work. Whatever may be the reason, the move is bound to bring with it a sense of excitement and enthusiasm, unless you and your family are emotionally upset about being uprooted from your native place. Leaving aside the emotional and mental stress, relocation, although otherwise exciting and a happy occasion, but

Puerto Ricans are established as a large part of American society in today's world, but like many ethnic groups in America, they struggled and worked hard to find their place in the United States. While today, Puerto Ricans make a proud, strong cross-section of Americana, their story is quite unique and interesting. In part 1 of this 4 part series we studied the history of their early migration and the lineage of Spanglish, a immigrant of the English and Spanish language unique to Puerto Rican Americans. In this, part 2 of the series, we examine the growth of Puerto Ricans

You need to know how to protect yourself, since your security department or any consultant may not be really aware of these threats and therefore not dependable. Since September 11th, a number of businesses entered the security field with little to no knowledge of the trade itself; only of its profit potential. Even outfits that have been around for some time and well-established have not been able to stay current with the latest innovations. Realistically, viewing your threat level has to be considered since everyone should expect some sort of impending privacy issue no matter how small. Thanks large to

Moving to a different country can be quite a challenging decision. At first, we might feel slightly overwhelmed by the significant amount of small details to care about, not to mention more important things as to find a place where to live or, for many, to find a new job. Moreover, relocating to a new country means, in most cases, we won`t be able to see our families and our best friends, which we grew up with, as often as we used to. Nevertheless, it`s hard not to feel thrilled by such a change and by the challenges that it

Growing up in a family with a career Air Force Officer as your dad can be daunting. A lot of kids have to deal with moving from place to place, base housing and a hundred other things that will drive you crazy if you let them. I was fortunate in that I was born late in my parent’s life. By the time I came along my dad had a stable position and was nearing retirement. We lived on Long Island and I did not face many of the challenges that other “military brats” had to deal with. However, there was

Over the past 7 to 8 years, I’ve heard a lot of execs tell me they don’t have time to “set up systems”, “hold meetings”, and/or “measure results”. Imagine my delight when I picked up Rudy Giuliani’s book and found that he did all of that during his tenure as Mayor of the greatest city on earth. That’s a big enough job in itself but Rudy’s preparation paid off in a huge way both in managing New York City and in the aftermath of the September 11th tragedy. For those of you who complain that it is too much time

What is a Commercial Driver’s License? A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is a license issued within the United States that enables a person to operate any type of vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 lb or over. A CDL would enable a person to drive vehicles such as: tractor trailers, tow trucks, or buses that are designed to carry 16 or more people. What are the Benefits of Having a CDL? Times are in demand for professional drivers. If a person is looking to receive a job there are many opportunities for the person that has

Websites have become one of the biggest sources of employment for freelance graphic designers. Web sites often require meticulous design. A trained graphic designer is best suited for website design jobs. If you’re interested in working your magic in this new media, here are some tips to offer website design services. New and more advanced programs have made it possible for almost anyone to master the art of putting together a decent web site, but it still takes a trained eye to put together a stunning web portfolio. It is not enough to know a few desktop publishing tricks to

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