Global Children’s founder, Laura Tancredi, first visited Cambodia in 1990 as a high school student. After becoming exposed to the Cambodian culture in Phnom Penh, she immediately fell in love and grew an attachment with the children living in Cambodia’s Nutrition Center Orphanage.
Despite the immense poverty and other challenges, the children at the orphanage remained positive, motivated, and hopeful – as if nothing stood in their way. This resiliency inspired Laura to keep returning to Cambodia, where she photographed the children’s inspiring life stories and offered her helping hand. more
Theresa McDermott has chased her “ideal” life as an urban-dwelling, punk(ish) singer-songwriter to the very end of its possible existence. She is broke, options have run out and she happens to have a few kids she is raising on her own since their dad split a year ago. Facing eviction and nowhere to go, Theresa packs up her children and what is left of her life and moves back to the small rural town, childhood home and parents she deliberately ran from a decade ago. Old wounds, unattainable dreams, and some “other things” are exposed as a fractured family works to become whole and a woman with a few kids learns to become a mother.
Understudiesis the new web series created by the insanely talented Elisabeth Gray and Daniel Zimbler, and their insanely talented cast.
Born into a pedigreed musical theater family, actress Astoria Bagg (Elisabeth Gray) finally gets her big break understudying the lead in Broadway’s hotly-anticipated Twilight at Tiffany’s. Between navigating the backstage dramas of a high-end Broadway production and the trauma wrought by a competitive, Tony-award-winning mother (Alison Fraser), Astoria seeks to find her place as an artist in the city of a thousand stages (New York).
Inspired by the real life experiences of the show’s co-creator Elisabeth Gray who understudied on Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Understudies takes office comedy to a whole new dimension: the rehearsal room. It’s smart, wonderfully subversive, beautifully acted and shot, and best of all, it’s funny as hell– and moving, too. Watch the trailer on You Tube and make sure tosubscribe for the series which debuts May 2.
My name is Julia Amisano and I am a singer, music teacher, and the founder of Grace Music Studio NY, a music studio in Brooklyn founded upon the philosophy that everyone is a singer. I developed a method called the Three Pillars of Singing so that everyone can learn how to sing in three simple steps.
To enquire about voice lessons, piano lessons or acting lessons and to learn some of Julia’s free singing tips, please visit www.gracemusicstudiony.com
Here’s what one student has to say about Julia’s teaching:
“My name is Sharice Styles, and for the past 10 years I have been writing songs for numerous platinum recording artists all over the world. After being behind the scenes that long, I feel that I have grown and matured enough to step up front and use my skills to launch my own career. I had an awesome experience working with Julia. She has really helped me sharpen my skills to prepare for my single release “Pull The Plug”. I have now expanded my vocal range abilities, thanks to Julia I can hit almost every key on the piano…I know this was an important part of my journey, and I will be forever grateful…” –Sharice Styles
Think Round shows that the key to propelling a business to its full potential and highest heights is not balance sheet engineering, acquisition acumen, organic reinvention, adroit board management or stunning quarterly earnings results. Mastery of those mechanics is the cost of entry not the accelerator to success. The key to winning really big, and staying at the top of the business game is empathy: the capacity to recognize and respond to emotions and aspirations experienced by your customers and consumers. The challenge for CEOs is how to scale empathy to the enterprise level so it can be a sustainable advantage in creating long-term value. Think Round is the guide to just that: a proven approach to owning the future by having 100% of your company focused on your consumer 100% of the time. Peppered with invaluable real-world anecdotes and examples culled from the impressive careers of Martha Pease and Michael Campbell, who have helped companies like Apple, IBM, FedEx, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Visa, Domino’s, Neutrogena, and Unilever etch their names in the halls of business greats, Think Round is your guide to a better, brighter executable and ultimately, revelatory way of life for your organization.
Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students’ stories. In a riveting work of narrative nonfiction—winner of a Studs and Ida Terkel award—Hold Fast to Dreams follows the lives of ten of Josh’s students as they navigate the vast and obstacle-ridden landscape of college in America, where students for whom the stakes of education are highest find unequal access and inadequate support.
“A powerful story of courage and hope that should inspire others to follow trailblazers like Steckel and his students.” — Kirkus Reviews