Κυριακή, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Panayoti Karousos set to music the poem Underground of President Barack Obama

Canada. Patrides Newspaper. May, 2011
A new song of classical music honored the United States of America President Barack Obama in Canada.
Panayoti Karousos and Jerry Sklavounos
Panayoti Karousos presented his new works at Concordia University Loyola Campus Chapel the 12 May 2011, featuring a song on the poem "Underground" of the President of the United States of America Barack Obama. Among Obama's song Karousos presented a Divertimento for Cello and Piano and the songs on the poems of Queen Elizabeth I (Written on a Wall at Woodstock), Apollinaire (Automne), and Lord Byron (Maid of Athens). The music was very lyrical and intellectual. Composer Panayoti Karousos, pianist Claudette Denys, mezzo-soprano Johanne Patry and cellist David Bouchard did an excellent work.    
Claudette Denys, Panayoti Karousos, Johanne Patry 
and David Bouchard 
For the occasion Panayoti Karousos was honored by Quebec Government with a Certificate of Honor by Deputy Jerry Sklavounos. Panayoti Karousos added Barack Obama's poem to his compositions for the obscure and exotic atmosphere of the lyrics.

Πέμπτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Award winning actress Melina Kanakaredes joins a star cast on stage for two performances only, in honor of the 10th anniversary on 9/11 weekend

THE KATSELAS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS:
Melina Kanakaredes Starring In A Staged Reading
Melina Kanakaredes



Star of "CSI: NY," "Providence," "Rounders," "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" has joined Frances Fisher, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jean Smart, Elizabeth Pena, Mimi 
Rogers, and Lynn Whitfield for a staged reading of
 "MY CHILD-MOTHERS OF WAR", based on the award-winning PBS documentary of the same name, directed by Angeliki Giannakopoulos.





"My Child - Mothers of War,"
 adapted for the stage and directed by Giannakopoulos, is comprised of monologues based on intimate accounts from mothers whose sons have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Each woman's story represents very different opinions about war, politics, social and cultural issues.  Despite their strong differences, as mothers they all share a limitless love for their children - children who are serving their country.

"Converting the documentary into a staged play was not difficult. The actual words of the mothers from the documentary are so vibrant and compelling that they fill the stage with unique emotional moments that translate across all mediums.  I am thrilled that actresses such as Melina, Elizabeth, Frances, Jean, Mimi and Shohreh will join us to bring those words to life," stated Giannakopoulos.

The rest of the cast includes:

Frances Fisher





Frances Fisher
"Titanic", "Unforgiven"







Shohreh Aghdashloo



Shohreh Aghdashloo  
Oscar nominated actress for her role in "House Of Sand And Fog" opposite Ben Kingsley. Emmy Winner for her role in the HBO series "House Of Saddam"





Jean Smart Photo 
 


  
Jean Smart 
Emmy Winner and  
star of "Samantha Who?," "24,"
"Garden State," and "Designing Women"




Elizabeth Pena





Elizabeth Peña  
Award Winner and star of  
"Tortilla Soup," "Rush Hour," "Lone Star," "The Incredibles"









Mimi Rogers






 Mimi Rogers 
Award Winner and star of "Austin Powers," "Lost In Space," "Dumb and Dumberer"






Anna Gianiotis Photo





 Anna Gianiotis   
"THE PIONEERS" and "THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW"  







Lynn Whitfield 






Lynn Whitfield   
Emmy winner "The Josephine Baker Story", "Madea's Family Reunion" "Head of State

 






Also joining the cast is Randy Mulkey.

The staged reading is timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and will benefit the Fisher House - a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need.

DATES AND LOCATION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 8:00PM
 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 7:00PM

The Beverly Hills Playhouse
254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
TICKETS
FOR TICKETS: Please follow this link to buy tickets online or call the Katselas Ticket Line at 702-KTC-TKTS (702-582-8587).

TICKET PRICES: ($25/$50$100) Donate as much as you like, all seating is general admission. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets now.
   
The staged reading is produced by The Katselas Theater Company in association with Human Revolution Entertainment.

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ABOUT THE KATSELAS THEATRE COMPANY
For over twenty years the KATSELAS THEATRE COMPANY has been a home for artists to create, to develop, and risk boldly. Since our inception in 1983, we have presented more than 500 live theatre productions, many award winning. Originally known as Camelot Artists, we've played host to musicians, poets, actors and dancers. We have a long and proud association with the Beverly Hills Playhouse, one of Los Angeles' oldest and most celebrated acting schools. 
We start with the beginning - artist and audience, inescapably intertwined. Through our programs and our main stage productions our aim is to create a place where artist and audience have an opportunity to journey together.

ABOUT THE FISHER HOUSE PROGRAM:
The Fisher House Program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 12,000 families, and has made available over three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!