Programming – Fun With Justin Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:44:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Programming – Fun With Justin 32 32 Boone’s Appalachian Theater Resumes Live Programming in September | New Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:00:00 +0000

BOONE – The Appalachian Theater of the High Country has announced that it will reopen to the general public on September 3 for the first time since March 2020.

This concludes a long period of time in which the ATHC produced 15 online broadcasts of seven films and eight stage shows and private events “Live from the Appalachian Theater”. These events reached a virtual audience of thousands of dedicated supporters who supported the venerable King Street monument in downtown Boone during the global pandemic.

The fall season of ACTH presented events includes five musical and comedic concerts by artists Roger McGuinn, Damn Tall Buildings, John McEuen and the String Wizards in a “Grand Opening 2.0” encore performance, Henry Cho and the Malpass Brothers . Tickets for these events will go on sale to ACTH members at 10 a.m. on Friday August 6 and to the general public the following week at 10 a.m. on Thursday August 12. For more information on each artist and ticketing policies, visit the theater website at

App Theater Executive Director Laura Kratt expressed her gratitude to the sponsors, donors, patrons, administrators and other volunteers whose unwavering support over the past 16 months has allowed ATHC to continue to be a viable asset. for the High Country region.

“We were only open for a short time – less than five months – before closing for three times as long. We have been planning our ‘Grand Opening 2.0’ for some time and are delighted to announce these details to an audience keen to experience the performing arts live, ”said Kratt.

Roger McGuinn performs at Boone’s Appalachian Theater on September 3.

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 3, Roger McGuinn will take the stage at ACTH. As the founder of The Byrds, McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Roger McGuinn hasn’t just made music, he’s made history. Rolling Stone magazine said, “Music would be a very different place without Roger McGuinn.” Tickets cost $ 35 per person.

Damn high-rise buildings

Damn Tall Buildings is performing at Boone’s Appalachian Theater on October 1.

Damn Tall Buildings will debut at the Appalachian Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1. Now, whether they share lead vocals and instrumental solos or blend their vocals in a loose and joyful harmony, the four members of Damn Tall Buildings blend elements of bluegrass, blues, roots-rock and swing. vintage to create a captivating and energetic sound. The Boston Globe called them “The Carter Family for the Millennial Generation”. Tickets cost $ 25.

John McEuen

John McEuen performs at Boone’s Appalachian Theater on October 15.

The first performers to take to the ACTH stage in October 2019 were John McEuen and the String Wizards in a standing ovation. Two years later, they make a triumphant return for our special “Grand Opening 2.0” concert at 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 14th. McEuen – a founding member of the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the American Banjo Museum Hall of Famer – brings his banjo, guitar, violin and mandolin to share music and memories of his 55 years of living in the music with its unique cast of “string wizards” Americana, including Lea Thompson, John Cable (both also former members of the NGDB) and Matt Cartsonis. Tickets cost $ 35 per person.

Henri cho

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, American comedian Henry Cho will entertain spectators at ATHC.

At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, American stand-up comedian Henry Cho will entertain members of the ATAC audience with his special humor. His work can be heard nationwide several times a week on XM Radio’s 151, Laugh USA, Sirius Radio’s Blue Collar Radio 103, and Pandora Radio’s PG Comedy Radio. Cho is known to be one of the only Asian artists to appear regularly at the Grand Ole Opry. Some of Henry’s movie credits include Universal’s “McHale’s Navy”, “Say It Isn’t So” and “Material Girls” starring Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston. Tickets cost $ 28.

Malpass Brothers

The Malpass brothers (Christopher and Taylor) perform at Boone’s Appalachian Theater on November 11.

The popular and highly anticipated Malpass Brothers concert has been rescheduled from their original 2020 dates to a 7 p.m. shutter on Saturday, November 11. With a sincerity and ease on stage that belies their years, brothers Christopher and Taylor Malpass layer their sweet voices, blend and musical talent with the deep respect they give to the country music legends who led the way. Both gifted musicians and songwriters, they have shared the billing with artists such as Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. Tickets cost $ 25.

Kratt noted that in addition to these performances, ATHC will soon be announcing its highly anticipated BOONE DOCS documentary film screening series as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, as well as a new App Theater Cinema Classics series of very appreciated, family films. She also said that many ATAC user groups will be unveiling their fall productions at the theater soon and that a lineup of holiday events should be ready to be announced by October.

“This is a great opportunity to become a member and get your first chance to win great seats for this fall’s shows,” said Kratt. Membership levels start at the $ 100 level.

The Théâtre des Appalaches is committed to protecting the health and safety of the community and will continue to follow the advice of health officials and government in the development and implementation of policies related to COVID-19.

Tickets and memberships are available on the theater website at

About the Théâtre des Appalaches

The mission of the Appalachian Theater of the High Country is to revitalize and maintain this historic touchstone of the community as a quality home for diverse artists and audiences with particular emphasis on programs that celebrate the distinctive heritage of the Appalachians and improve the ability to act as an economic catalyst for Boone and the High Country.

Formerly a magnificent 999-seat Art Deco movie theater, the building closed in 2007 and sat empty and gutted for years. On October 14, 2019, the Appalachian Theater reopened after a $ 10 million renovation that brought the distinctive Art Deco details back to this historic theater and created a new, state-of-the-art 629-seat acoustically fabulous venue for concerts, films, plays and dance performances. The historic Appalachian Theater has been entertaining regional audiences in the heart of downtown Boone since 1938.

Main solar networks and IntelliMedia to collaborate Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000

DALLAS, TEXAS, August 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Principal Solar, Inc. (OTC Pink: PSWW) (“Principal” or “the Company”), a strategic investor and acquirer of organizations and technologies that support the Upcoming -production opportunities in traditional, renewable and clean energy sectors as well as an investor, acquirer and operator of dumped petroleum properties, today announced that it has partnered with IntelliMedia Networks Inc. (“IntelliMedia”) to collaborate with GohTV to provide environmental education awareness programs for African viewers around the world.

“Other major streaming services have not directly addressed the unique cultural values ​​of the 1.2 billion Africans around the world,” said K. Bryce “Rick” Toussaint, CPA, MBA, CEO of Principal Solar. “In partnership with IntelliMedia, Principal plans to work with GohTV to seize this opportunity by providing environmentally focused internet programming that serves to show how Africans can mitigate and affect climate change while advocating for environmentally friendly policies. environment at country and regional level. “

About GohTV
GohTV is an emerging internet entertainment and education content distribution platform for the African continent and the global African diaspora. It will feature an environmental education channel with programming designed to appeal to schools as well as the African people of the world. GohTV plans to publicly launch its streaming platform in the coming weeks.

About IntelliMedia Networks
IntelliMedia Networks, an ISO 27001: 2013, ISO 9001: 2015, ISO / IEC 20000-1-2011 certified company, solves the world’s complex problems by enriching content and user experiences.
From complex business solutions to consumer applications, IntelliMedia simplifies with its wide range of products and solutions. IntelliMedia has built some of the most widely used business and consumer products for its customers.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at

About Principal Solar
Principal Solar is a strategic investor and acquirer of organizations and technologies that support next generation opportunities in traditional, renewable and clean energy sectors, as well as an acquirer and operator of undervalued oil properties.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at

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]]> Louis CK demonstration in preparation, counter-programming almost exhausted | Entertainment Fri, 23 Jul 2021 19:30:00 +0000

In 2016, the last time CK was in Madison, it topped Overture Hall’s bestseller list that season, averaging 2,238 seats sold per show, or 99% of capacity. for his two evenings at the theater.

Meanwhile, Colleen Bos, owner of Bos Meadery at 849 E. Washington Ave., welcomes BABE-APALOOZA! with actresses and a female host on Sunday, CK Night opens its three-night run in Madison.

Bos said she plans to keep the show safe after receiving negative messages on private social media.

She said the gist of the posts was “Why are you having a virtue signaling event with these horrible women?” “

“They are mainly expressing their anger that we are hosting the event. I guess it caught me off guard,” she said. “This has never happened for any of our shows before. So, we are just being very careful.”

Bos said she had not received any messages of support, but had received numerous calls from “people willing to attend.”

The capacity of Bos Mead Hall is 99 and there were still a few $ 10 tickets left on Friday afternoon.

The actress Sasha Rosser, one of the BABE-APALOOZA! performers, considers Comedy on State, 202 State St., her “home club” and has been playing there since she started doing stand-up comedy in 2019. She often hosts open mics and has hosted weekends. -end of grand reopening in April.

Which universities are producing today’s programming talent? Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:43:02 +0000 As business demand for entry-level software developers increases, there is a lot to be found beyond the top schools.

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It’s not just the top universities that offer top-notch computer science programs. A new report reveals that other universities in the United States are training students with the highly sought-after programming skills that businesses need.

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As the demand for software developers outstrips supply, now is a good time to look for tech talent in new places, according to the HackerRank report, “The best new tech talent may not be where you are. think: a guide to hiring in universities in 2021 “.

The main languages ​​that businesses are looking for are Python, SQL, Java, JavaScript, Rest API, and Go.


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“As more American companies embrace long-term remote or hybrid working, they have their pick of top tech talent in multiple parts of the United States – and beyond schools with programs for computer science that often tops academic rankings, like Carnegie Mellon University or MIT, ”wrote the report’s author, HackerRank CEO Vivek Ravisankar.

For example, students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology topped the rankings in four out of five languages, according to the report. Outside of the New York metropolitan area, “there are pockets of great talent” at the State University of New York in Buffalo and Rochester.

“Going west, top talent emerges at the University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas, which is remarkable as some companies are opening up new office space in Texas. Oregon State University is another notable example. “Ravisankar wrote.

The report assessed the success rates of certifying students in the languages ​​in which they test themselves most frequently.

Python, SQL and Java remain strong; Go becomes mainstream

Python is the preferred language of developers for certification, and the second most requested by companies, according to the report. “Its versatility means it is appreciated by novice developers and those working on heavy industrial applications.”

Additionally, “SQL skills are crucial for budding data scientists – a role that is experiencing constant growth in demand – and most businesses still need these skills to access data stored in a relational database.” , wrote Ravisankar. “SQL continues to hold up well among students, and we are seeing similar success with Java certifications.”

He called Go “the popular new kid on the block,” noting that it was developed by three Google employees to solve construction issues with other languages. “Its speed, huge lack of documentation, and concurrency mean it’s gaining traction with big names in the industry, including Uber, Dropbox, and of course, Google.”

JavaScript and Rest API skills are not as strong

Despite widespread use by companies like Netflix, PayPal and Instagram, “there is a palpable aversion to JavaScript in the developer community, and its certification success rate hovers at just 27%,” according to the report.

That said, “These are the best skills businesses are looking for. Meanwhile, companies like Twitter and Slack moving away from REST mean developers are less interested in learning it,” according to the report.

The University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Central Florida, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor are other notable American schools referenced that offer computer science programs.

Universities with strong computer science programs in the world

In India, the University of Mumbai leads skilled tech talent pools for Python, JavaScript and REST API, while PICT has the best pools of young Java and SQL talent in the country, according to the report. VIT, Chennai “also makes a strong impression in all languages”.

Historically, companies have sought the best tech talent in India only in IITs, NITs and BITS, the report says, “especially because hiring managers did not have the bandwidth to conduct face-to-face interviews. more universities in such a large talent market.

“With the emergence of platforms like HackerRank, this challenge is fading,” the report says. “Now hiring managers can quickly assess candidate skills remotely. ”

Companies looking for tech talent in other APAC countries can find highly qualified students in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka at schools such as Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, the ‘Binus University and the University of Peradeniya, according to the report.

“Strong tech talent is likely to continue to emerge in this region over the next several years: Indonesia is now among the top 10 countries with the most startups generating the more than $ 1 billion, while the young hand -work in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka is increasing.

In Europe, traditionally well-ranked computer science programs such as those at Oxford University and ETH Zurich are on the list, but the top tech talent in Europe is distributed more widely than many rankings suggest. traditional, according to the report.

For example, universities in Switzerland, Ireland, Germany and England hold the highest honors for students with skills in Python and API Rest, according to the report. “For businesses looking to expand outside of high-cost countries, there are several schools in Egypt, Turkey, and Poland that offer students Java and SQL skills. ”

HackerRank said it reviewed more than one million certification attempts in 14 skills made by 1,149 college students in 102 countries, between January 2020 and April 2021.

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Columbus Metropolitan Library resumes work to fight “summer slide” Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:03:51 +0000

15-year-old Stevie Bentley can’t wait to head into grade 10.

She is especially excited, like many children, to be back in a school building for full-time classes, as last year’s virtual learning was a challenge.

“I’m pretty excited for this. Hope it will be better. … Last year was a real struggle, ”she said.

But before that, the South High School student has some work to complete for summer school, which she has found difficult to do at home. This is why she attends the Parsons branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, where there are specialists who can solve technical problems and provide academic assistance as part of its Credit Recovery Center.

“I’m really bad for, like, my motivation,” she said. “I just came here to get help because I can’t do it on my own. “