TZHS Students Meet With Writer, Director Michael Berry

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Sign up for our weekly email Students at Tappan Zee High School were invited to a talk with Michael Berry, writer and director of the epic movie, Frontera, starring Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria and Amy Madigan.  The close to 100 students who attended, mostly juniors and seniors, are taking courses in either issues and government, law and literature, or TV studio production. They all had the opportunity to view the film before the visit. Berry shared with the students his motivation to write Frontera stemmed from his childhood.  He co-wrote the script…

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Masks will be used in upcoming student production of Voltaire’s Candide MAHWAH, NJ -- Renowned international mask specialist Alaric Chagnard is conducting a mask making workshop through February 22 with students at Ramapo College. Chagnard’s arrival is in conjunction with the preparation for the upcoming April performances of Voltaire’s Candide, which will be co-directed by Rafael Bianciotto, Ramapo College’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the Spring 2015 semester. Candide will be performed in original masks designed by the students in the workshop. Chagnard has crafted sculptured masks for theater, circus and…

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MAHWAH, NJ – The Piero/Leonardo Project: Recent Work by Jay Wholley opens in the Kresge Gallery at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Wednesday, February 25, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. highlighted with a talk by artist Mimi Weinberg at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibition, which continues through April 17, features a number of large sculptures influenced by the works of Piero della Francesca and Leonardo da Vinci and created by Wholley, a long-time professor of art at Ramapo College. Wholley received his B.A. from…

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Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts

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(StatePoint) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- known collectively as STEM -- has been the buzz phrase for educators for some time. But, with many school districts eliminating art, music and other humanities classes, there has been a recent push by educators to change the focus from STEM to STEAM, and add arts back into the mix for a more well-rounded education. “Many experts agree that STEAM education is a great way to engage children of all ages in creative play, discovery and learning,” says Dr. Eric Klopfer, Platform Learning Expert and member of the Expert Panel at VTech, a…

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Golf Alpha Yankee: The Impossible Story to Film is in Post Production

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Documentary director Rick Flynn is Using Crowd funding to give a voice to persecuted gays in Iran by Richard Gandon Support this project on Kickstarter I was a skeptic.  I first read something online about gays in Iran being persecuted, tortured and executed and my initial response was that the story was being blown out of proportion.  This is after all 2014 and I know that attitudes in this country have come a long way although ignorance and intolerance still permeate society; I also know that there is still a long way to go but equality for all remains the…

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