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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

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American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Long Island Women’s Healthcare Group Receive Tribute & Medicine Coupons By Charles Myrick Of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Carlo Rivetti Talks Passion and Innovation at Stone Island

A passion for product is what drives Carlo Rivetti, creative director and chairman of Sportswear Co. SpA, which manufactures the Stone Island brand.
Calling himself the “ideologist” behind the label, Rivetti said Stone Island was born in 1982 with an obsession and passion for product and product innovation.
Stone Island uses plating, coating, garment dying, copper, stainless steel, Kevlar, and reflective and heat sensitive materials for its garments. The Italian-based company has an in-house garment dying lab, where it can obtain 11 different colors on a garment, playing with the fabric, acidity of water, temperature, pressure and print. They have more than 60,000 dyeing recipes.
“My passion has always been to break boundaries. We always follow our ideas, and I’m sure that, sooner or later, the wave of fashion will hit us, and actually that happened,” he said.
Rivetti believes there are two key factors for Stone Island, one being the lab factor and a passion for research and experimentation. The central part is the product that includes shirts, pants, fleecewear, sweaters, coats and jackets. The second is that Stone Island gives status to its wearers. “The consumers feel important and proud when wearing Stone Island,” he said.
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Island Coast Aids Network Receive Tribute & Free Discount Cards by Charles Myrick of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Want to Ski Norway’s Beautiful Senja Island? You’ll Have to Climb it First

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Z Supply Enters Retail Fray With Fashion Island Store

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The 1,362-square-foot temporary store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach carries the company’s namesake basics brand and is also set to be used to test categories from the line.
The assortment includes the women’s collection in addition to some pieces from the Z Supply men’s line. The company will also sell items from its Zoo Supply line for pets, which launched last year.
The Fashion Island pop-up is scheduled to be open for a period of three to six months.
Z Supply chief operating officer Heidi Muther called the timing right to look at retail, as the company follows the game plans of a number of born-online brands or businesses with traditional wholesale models exploring direct-to-consumer through physical retail in a bid to learn more about their respective consumer bases.
Z Supply, the brand, has seen steady growth since its 2013 launch and is in more than 2,000 stores in the U.S. It’s part of a portfolio of brands created by Z Supply LLC that includes Black Swan, White Crow, Others Follow, Rag Poets, Icons of Culture and Pirate Surf. In total, the company closed 2017 with $ 50

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ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Stone Island Continues to Grow and Gets Bigger in Retail

MILAN — Stone Island continues to expand its retail network.
“We are opening a boutique in Venice in the first semester of 2018 and we are looking for a location in Tokyo,” said Carlo Rivetti, president of Sportswear Co., which is Stone Island’s parent firm, adding that the company is also scouting stores in Milan to relocate its unit in the Italian city.
The Modena, Italy-based company counts 20 stores.
These include a 5,382-square-foot flagship in Los Angeles, which was officially inaugurated earlier this month.
“This is not only our biggest store but also the most beautiful,” Rivetti said enthusiastically. “Since we opened last summer, we can say that it has been working really well, exceeding our expectations.”

Carlo Rivetti 
Courtesy Photo

Located at the corner of North La Brea Avenue and West 1st Street, the flagship occupies an entire building and features extensive windows facing the street. Designed to carry current collections as well as an exhibition space dedicated to making customers more familiar with the brand’s heritage, the store’s interiors are marked by the presence of blue crystal walls separating the spaces, which are decorated with the brand’s iconic Rose of the Winds logo. This also appears on the ceiling and on the stone and steel flooring.
The brand’s innovative

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They’re Finally Going To Close Rikers Island, America’s Monument To Jail Cruelty

Rikers Island, the gigantic island of incarceration in New York City that serves as an embarrassing emblem of violence, cruelty and neglect in the American jail system, is finally on its way to shutting down for good.

Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Friday that a plan was in place to shutter the complex ― the nation’s second largest ― within the next 10 years. Many of the details are yet unclear, but at least part of the plan includes moving inmates to new, smaller jails scattered across the boroughs, according to The New York Times. Building those jails could cost around $ 10.6 billion.

An independent commission, created by City Council and headed by New York state chief judge Jonathan Lippman, reportedly plans to release more details on Sunday.

“New York City has always been better than Rikers Island,” de Blasio said in a press release. “[Its closure] will require that our state government, and each component of our criminal justice system, contribute to the reform efforts critical to reducing our jail population and improving re-entry services and educational programming.”

A draft of the Lippman’s report recommends reducing the Rikers population from 10,000 now to less than 5,000 in the near future, according to the New York Post.

“From 1991 to 2016, the daily jail population declined from more than 21,000 to 10,000,” the report states. “The recent history of New York City clearly demonstrates that crime and incarceration can be driven down simultaneously. Contrary to what many people believe, more jail does not mean more public safety.

If it takes 10 years to close the facility completely, it may take a lifetime to shake off Rikers’ reputation.

Several federal reports over the years have found overwhelming evidence of systemic violence, excessive force and neglect at the facility. HuffPost’s Chris Mathias reports that solitary confinement is doled out like candy on Halloween. Assaults on inmates are a dime a dozen, and they’re often covered up. There are nearly 500 inmates between the ages of 16 to 18 there on any given day. It’s been called a revolving door for people of color and the poor.

Rikers also houses a disproportionate number of mentally ill inmates ― at one point, it had more mentally ill inmates than all of the state’s 24 psychiatric hospitals combined ― and critics have long said there’s not nearly enough treatment.

For many, its closure can’t come too soon.

“For too long, New Yorkers ― especially poor people of color ― have languished in this grist mill, where human rights abuses are routine,” Glenn E. Martin, president and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, said Friday. “Countless failed attempts at incremental reform have proven that the only viable solution is to close Rikers. I am grateful that Mayor de Blasio has joined the progressive majority.”

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Stone Island Opens Pop-up at Kinfolk

Stone Island has established a presence in Brooklyn.
The Italian men’s wear brand, which has been trending with the streetwear community in the U.S. for the past couple of years, has set up a pop-up within Kinfolk, a men’s wear store in Williamsburg that’s sold Stone Island’s Shadow Project since it opened in 2014.
The pop-up is located on the upper level of Kinfolk’s store, which is located at 94 Wythe Avenue. Kinfolk also runs a café and a club, which sit next to its shop. Kinfolk is the only third-party retailer that will be carrying Stone Island’s Marina collection, which is also available at the brand’s SoHo store. The pop-up opens to the public today and Kinfolk celebrated the launch on Thursday night with a party.
“I think they were drawn to our ability to mix retail and nightlife,” said Keith Abrams, a co-owner of Kinfolk. “And we’ve always been excited by their mix of technical design and function.”
Most of the collection is on display at Kinfolk and it includes hooded jackets, striped T-shirts, shorts and bags covered in the Stone Island Marina logo. The collection is priced from $ 128 to $ 998 and the pop-up will be open through April. Kinfolk also housed

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Stone Island to Post Double-Digit Growth

Italian luxury men’s wear label Stone Island continues to gain market share outside of Italy and to see growth at its online store.
“We expect to close 2016 with revenues of 105 million euros [or $ 111.8 million at current exchange rate] up 20 percent compared to last year,” said Stone Island president and chief executive officer Carlo Rivetti.
He also revealed earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization totaled 18 million euros, or $ 19.14 million, up 35 percent compared to 2015.
“We are very happy with these results,” Rivetti said. “We are growing in all the markets and across every product category. It’s an organic growth.”
Although the best performing markets continue to be Italy, the U.K., Germany and Netherlands, Rivetti was upbeat about the U.S., where Stone Island operates two stores, one in Los Angeles and one in New York.
“The growth in the United States was very interesting this year. We grew more than in the past with a smaller wholesale base after having streamlined our distribution there,” Rivetti said. “I’m very happy with the revenues generated by our two stores in the U.S., which performed better than we expected.”
While he said that 2017 would be a year of “stabilization” with no new

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British Retailer River Island Poised to Ramp Up Tech Development

NEW ISLAND: River Island, the British high street retailer known for its collaborations with London Fashion Week talent including Christopher Shannon, Sibling and Lou Dalton, is looking to polish its tech credentials with a new, dedicated hub in east London.
Earlier this month, the company opened an office at 1 Curtain Place in Shoreditch — a nexus of tech start-ups — and has plans to hire new staff. The company wants to broaden its remit beyond fashion retail, build the foundations of a digital business, and lay the groundwork for in-house development and future collaborations.
Ben Lewis, the chief executive officer, said technology is at the core of the strategy, with River Island “implementing ground up investment and ensuring everyone thinks and operates in a digital first way. We are plugging into something new as we move forward, positioning our thinking and development against the very best in the tech sector. We want to be renowned in the industry as pioneers, seeking out the best people and nurturing talent.”
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Intrepid young explorer Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) traces a mysterious distress signal to a remote island that isn’t on any map, and he embarks on a daring rescue mission while encountering a vast array of mythological creatures in this follow-up to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. Joined by his new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson), an adventure-seeking helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman), and the pilot’s headstrong daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), Sean navigates the crumbling stone corridors of Atlantis and comes face-to-face with bizarre life-forms while on a mission to track down his long-missing grandfather (Michael Caine). Later, as seismic shock waves threaten mass destruction, the group must race to escape the otherworldly paradise before the ocean swallows it up~Jason Buchanan

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New details about Kong: Skull Island have been revealed, shedding light on the movie’s setting, story and cast of characters.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When the Rhode Island School of Design offered iconic filmmaker John Waters an honorary degree, he was surprised. After all, he got thrown out of every school he ever went to.

Known for quirky films that push the boundaries of good taste, including 1972’s outrageous cult classic “Pink Flamingos,” Waters is the keynote speaker at the prestigious art school’s commencement next weekend.

Waters will also receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree; recipients are chosen by the RISD community, and nominations are reviewed by a committee of students, faculty and staff.

“I don’t even know if I got a high school diploma. It’s very peculiar. I feel very flattered,” said Waters, who attended New York University briefly in the 1960s before getting kicked out for smoking marijuana on campus. “I feel like the scarecrow in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ when they give him a brain.”

RISD’s 2015 Honorary Degree Committee cited Waters’ body of films as an “enduring inspiration for RISD students seeking to break boundaries, challenge conventions, and define an expressive style,” said RISD President Rosanne Somerson.

“In the words of one nominator, he ’embodies the RISD ‘tude galore’,” Somerson said.

Waters will share a stage with three members of the band Talking Heads — two are RISD alumni — and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik.

Waters has written and directed more than a dozen films over his decades-long career, many of them low-budget movies featuring a cadre of unconventional characters, including drag queen Divine, Waters’ longtime friend and muse. Waters saw mainstream success with 1988’s “Hairspray,” another cult classic that was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2002. He is also a published author and photographer.

“I shouldn’t have been in school. You go to school to figure out what you wanted to do. I knew what I wanted to do,” Waters said. “I wish I had gone to RISD. They would have encouraged my ideas. I could have made ‘Pink Flamingos.'”

Waters does more writing these days than filmmaking: The paperback of his 2014 memoir “Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America” debuts this month. Waters said he was inspired to hitchhike from his native Baltimore to San Francisco because his life is so scheduled and controlled.

“My inspiration has always been the same, which is human behavior I can’t understand, which is always my interest, always has been,” Waters said.

The filmmaker is looking forward to accepting his honorary degree, “Without irony, for one of the few times in my life.”

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Japanese Drummers Bring the Culture of Sado Island Statestide

Unlike any musical group I’ve ever heard, Kodo is a group of Japanese drummers that perform on a worldwide scale but remain rooted in the local community and rich cultural traditions of Japan’s Sado Island. The group boasts international esteem and is known for their innovative recreation of the traditional Japanese performing arts. The group spends two-thirds of the year touring (four months in Japan, and four months internationally) counting over 5500 performances in 47 countries worldwide under the theme, “One Earth”. Kodo continues to break boundaries of expression with their unique and vibrant living art-form.

They have been bringing their work to the U.S. since 1975. And thankfully we have the privilege of seeing them again–this time in North America for the Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery’s debut outside of Japan. This new production, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery, was created by its Artistic Director and Japanese Living National Treasure Tamasaburo Bando. The leading Kabuki actor and onnagata (actor specializing in female roles), Bando was a catalyst for Kodo to break new ground in taiko expression.

I had the chance to talk to the group and get a better idea of how they make this unique mix of old and new work. You can see Kodo’s incredible performance live now through the end of March.


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Steve Mariotti: How did Kodo get started?
Kodo:
In 1971, a handful of young men and women gathered on Japan’s Sado Island to form Sado no Kuni Ondekoza, a way for Japanese youth to learn traditional arts and crafts. They began to study and perform taiko, eventually taking the sound of the drum around the globe on world tours–all with the intention of financially supporting their arts program.

Members lived communally in an abandoned elementary school and spent much of their time practicing the taiko and training to run marathons. After debuting internationally in 1975, Ondekoza emerged as a professional performance group that became highly acclaimed among European and North American audiences. In 1981 the group changed its name to Kodo, with the singular mission of bringing Taiko to ears around the world while preserving various Japanese art forms on Sado Island.

SM: How is Kodo continuing these traditions today?
Kodo:
We are always looking for new ways to explore the profound subtleties of taiko. In the past ten years, this has meant that Kodo is exploring richer levels of stage expression. The Kodo Cultural Foundation supports both local and international activities through education outreach projects designed to give back to local communities.


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SM: How does Kodo manage its tours and performances?
Kodo:
Since the group’s debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, Kodo has given over 3,700 performances on all five continents. This comes out to about a third of the year overseas, a third touring in Japan, and a third rehearsing and preparing new material on Sado Island.

As for performances, we stand by three principles to build each performance. Building a Kodo performance program begins with blending these three elements together amidst the sights and sounds of Sado Island. It is then forged into shape on the anvil of dedicated practice and rehearsal.

The first is that performances are based on traditional folk arts, learned from local practitioners throughout Japan. Our intention is not simply to replicate these historical arts. Instead, by reinterpreting and rearranging them for the stage, we strive to capture their universal spirit and energy as they filter through our bodies. Art forms rooted in the earth are developed through intimate relationships both between people and their art as well as between art and nature. Therein lie invaluable treasures rich with insights for people living in a bewildering age.


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Secondly, performances feature compositions by Kodo’s friends and mentors. These include composers Maki Ishii and Shinichiro Ikebe, Kabuki musicians RoetsuTosha and KiyohikoSemba, jazz pianist Yosuke Yamashita and Tamasaburo Bando.

The third element is that we use original works composed by Kodo members. In this case, Kodo’s members leverage their exposure to the rhythms and sounds of the many people and places they have visited as inspiration for their own creations.

SM: What is the process for joining Kodo?
Kodo:
Apprentices who hope to become performers or staff members will spend two years living together communally in what was once an abandoned schoolhouse. After this period, Apprentices who have been selected to become Junior Members spend one more year training and practicing in the hope that at the end of the year they will be chosen to become part of the Kodo organization.

Altogether there are currently about 100 members of Kodo, including 35 performing members including 6 junior members (27 men and 8 women) and 37 staff members. The performers range in age from 20 to 64 years old. We have 5 staff members from Sado Island. Our other members come from as far away as Hokkaido and Kyushu, and from everywhere in between.


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SM: What is the Kodo Apprenticeship program?
Kodo:
In a converted schoolhouse in Kakinoura on Sado Island, young people are trained, not just in musical technique but also in all matters of body and spirit. Beginning in April, apprentices live communally and train for two years. From this group, probationary members are selected to spend one year as junior members, and if they are successful, they then become full Kodo members.

Kodo seeks people of all backgrounds who are interested in becoming apprentices, and perhaps the next generation of Kodo players. Apprentices live together while they learn taiko, dance, song, and other traditional arts in the rich natural and cultural surroundings of Sado. We have some specific rules for living there: drinking alcohol, smoking, using a mobile phone and internet capable devices of any kind are prohibited during apprenticeship, and they are given the time to fully devote themselves to their lifestyle on Sado.

Upon completion of the program, apprentices hoping to become Kodo members may be selected to become probationary members. Probationary members spend an additional year training on the job and can become full-fledged Kodo members if they pass the final stage of selection.


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SM: How do members get recruited into the process, and what is daily life like once you are a member of Kodo?
Eri Uchida, member since 2010:
I started playing taiko in a local taiko group in Japan when I was sixteen, and then I moved to Canada to study abroad at a public high school. After I graduated from high school, I went back to Japan and decided that Kodo’s Apprentice Centre really was the best place to study.

On the day of a performance, I exercise near the hotel, eat a good breakfast, and see what kind of condition I am in that day. We create our daily rhythm by loading in and setting up the stage in a timely manner. While the technical crew take over the stage to set-up the lighting, we eat lunch, lightly exercise, and rehearse.

SM: What do you hope to accomplish during this North American tour?
EU:
This tour’s production, “Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery,” features a lot of theatrical moments, so the timing and delivery are very important.I think the right “timing” may vary between different countries and environments. Therefore, it will be challenging to react accordingly and nail that “timing” in each performance. I want to make each performance the best performance for that particular place and audience. Also, the number of people playing taiko worldwide is on the rise and I think that the North American taiko community is very humble and constantly thinks about what taiko means to them. Interacting with them and performing for them makes me think about my own taiko playing, too.


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SM: What do you think the artistic vision is for this tour?
Yuta Sumiyoshi, Kodo member:
We started off by taking apart our production style and any fixed idea we had. We were constantly challenged to express ourselves as a single taiko performer and a Kodo member, without the traditional happi coats and hachimaki headbands. I believe one of Tamasaburo Bando’s vision for Kodo is to broaden theatrical expression by learning how to express delicate musicality instead of just hitting the drums with all our might. In addition to the beauty that is being portrayed for each individual when we play taiko to the fullest, we are asked to work through the beauty of performing arts as well.
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6-Day Romantic Hawaii Tour: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City, Mini-Circle Island, Polynesian Cultural Center & Island of Maui or The Big Island Tour Package from Ho

6-Day Romantic Hawaii Tour: Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City, Mini-Circle Island, Polynesian Cultural Center & Island of Maui or The Big Island Tour Package from Ho


5-night Hotel AccommodationsPearl Harbor & Honolulu CityMini-Circle IslandPolynesian Cultural CenterIsland of Maui or The Big Island TourComplimentary Honolulu Airport transfers (we provide one compim
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The Enchanted Island of Yew

The Enchanted Island of Yew


The Enchanted Island of Yew: Hardback: 1st World Library: 9781421814803: 01 Jan 2006: Purchase one of 1st World Library’s Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary. ORG I am going to tell a story, one of those tales of astonishing adventures that happened years and years and years ago. Perhaps you wonder why it is that so many stories are told of “once on a time,” and so few of these days in which we live.

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4-Day Deluxe Package Tour to Hawaii’s Big Island

4-Day Deluxe Package Tour to Hawaii’s Big Island


Airport round-trip transfers Deluxe 3-night hotel accommodations HawaiiVolcanoes National Park Lava Tree State Park Richardson Black Sand Beach Akaka Falls
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Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Castle Island Stripe Polos Large Butter

Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Castle Island Stripe Polos Large Butter


Expect More With Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Polos! Play Like A Pro And Go The Distance In A Performance Polo! Quality golf clothing for men and women that enhances the passion and performance of the game. Oxford Golf has the best designs and values golfers have come to know and respect for over 60 years. Oxford Golf Mens Castle Island Stretch Coolmax Polos feature: Impressive performance in a top of the line polo Constructed with Anti-microbial finish provides protection against odors Block the sun’s harmful rays with UV sun protection Soft and silky four-way stretch material is made for motion Traditionally styled with a solid rib knit collar and a three button placket Narrow stripe polo has short open hem sleeves Oxford Golf crossed clubs crest is embroidered on the right sleeve Even hem with vented sides for added flexibility See the Machine Wash a Tumble Dry 92% polyester a 8% spandex Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Polos… Soft You Won’t Want To Take It Off!

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Dead Island Official Strategy Guide

Dead Island Official Strategy Guide


The only official strategy guide for Dead Island, which is a first-person action game with deep RPG style character development. -Official ARTWORK enhances pages designed for beauty and easy-of-use. -MAPS show locations of weapons, safe areas, first aid kits, and other important items. -SPOILER-FREE WALKTHROUGH is carefully written to provide hints and strategy for completing and mastering the game. -BEASTIARY and CHARACTERS sections show official art, bios, and stats. -WEAPON and ITEM APPEND:ICES show official stats. -MULTIPLAYER strategies provide tracks to maximize the team’s skills and increase your chance of survival. -QUEST tracker with maps and rewards. -Maximize each character’s SKILL TREE.

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Фотообои – флизелиновые Fleece Wall Mural Impy’s Island – Ping And Wawa With UFO

Фотообои – флизелиновые Fleece Wall Mural Impy’s Island – Ping And Wawa With UFO


Elegant and exclusive wall decoration has never been so easy! Our new Fleece Wall Murals with their fascinative designs transform your walls into a piece of art in a few minutes. Ping penguin and lizard Wawa on the way to an unusual journey to the Ufo! Carry a piece of tender delight kids eyes! © Constantin Film / Max Kruse / Erich Hölle licensed by BAVARIA SONOR, Bavariafilmplatz 7, 82031 Geiselgasteig Choose between three high-quality fleece fabric structures for more individuality. Our fleece mural material is a natural product consisting of resistant mineral fiber glass. These materials are light- and wipe-resistant as well as PVC free. Besides the lovely look and the great characteristics, our Fleece Wall Murals are easy to remove, even after several years. Moreover, our Fleece Wall Murals are applied with glue which we deliver in an appropriate amount and free of charge. You will receive your Fleece Wall Mural in several sections according to the overall-size. A single section has a width of 95 cm and a length of 270 cm: 95×270 (1 section, 100g wallpaper paste) 190×270 (2 sections, 100g wallpaper paste) 285×270 (3 sections, 100g wallpaper paste) 380×270 (4 sections, 100g wallpaper paste)
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Playmobil Pirates 5138: Cast Away On Palm Island

Playmobil Pirates 5138: Cast Away On Palm Island


Oh no – you’ve been Cast-Away On Playmobil Palm Island! The captain’s double-crossed you because he thought you were after his gold and left you stranded on a desert island. It’s not all bad though, he’s left some supplies: Chest, jug and barrel Musket and dagger Spear and palm leaf shelter You’ll also find a crab, three fishes and a baby monkey to keep you company. How will the castaway survive? Who will rescue him? An ideal set for imaginative play.

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Welcome to Forest Island

Welcome to Forest Island


Top Shelf presents Welcome to Forest Island, the very first art book by Bwana Spoons, a painter, designer, silkscreener, and zinester whose work has been featured on shoes, skateboards, t-shirts, baby strollers, and in gallery shows throughout the US, Tokyo, and Paris. All 144 full-color pages – including paintings, maps, sketches, short comics, and more – are dedicated to Forest Island, the outrageously colorful land of Bwana’s imagination Our motley cast includes whale-gators, super-cicadas, wild killers and tapirs, arrow-shooting, basket-weaving love tribes, an ex-hobo mushroom farmer, and one wacky bat who plays drums in a metal band and would do anything for a jelly-filled bagel.
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Wyndham Garden Long Island City / Manhattan View Hotel, Long Island City,NY

Wyndham Garden Long Island City / Manhattan View Hotel, Long Island City,NY


Hotel Features: The seven-story, non-smoking hotel provides 128 contemporary rooms featuring flat-panel TVs with premium cable, plus free Wi-Fi and laptop safes. Rooms come with either full or king-size beds. In addition to the hotel’s business and fitness centers, there’s a restaurant, providing room service, that’s open for breakfast and dinner, plus a lounge. Local shuttle service and bicycle rentals are available at the Wyndham, which welcomes pets for an additional fee. There is an extra charge for limited on-site parking. Note: The hotel reopens after flooding from Hurricane Sandy on Dec. 26, 2012, with guest rooms unaffected. The restaurant and fitness center will reopen January 20, 2013. Rates reflect the limited services during this time.
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Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Castle Island Stripe Polos X-Large Spearmint

Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Castle Island Stripe Polos X-Large Spearmint


Expect More With Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Polos! Play Like A Pro And Go The Distance In A Performance Polo! Quality golf clothing for men and women that enhances the passion and performance of the game. Oxford Golf has the best designs and values golfers have come to know and respect for over 60 years. Oxford Golf Mens Castle Island Stretch Coolmax Polos feature: Impressive performance in a top of the line polo Constructed with Anti-microbial finish provides protection against odors Block the sun’s harmful rays with UV sun protection Soft and silky four-way stretch material is made for motion Traditionally styled with a solid rib knit collar and a three button placket Narrow stripe polo has short open hem sleeves Oxford Golf crossed clubs crest is embroidered on the right sleeve Even hem with vented sides for added flexibility See the Machine Wash a Tumble Dry 92% polyester a 8% spandex Oxford Golf Mens Super Dry Polos… Soft You Won’t Want To Take It Off!

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The Ellis Island Snow Globe

The Ellis Island Snow Globe


In The Ellis Island Snow Globe, Erica Rand, author of the smart and entertaining book Barbie’s Queer Accessories, takes readers on an unconventional tour of Ellis Island, the migration station turned heritage museum, and its neighbor, the Statue of Liberty. By pausing to reflect on what is and is not on display at these two iconic national monuments, Rand focuses attention on whose heritage is honored and whose obscured. She also reveals the shifting connections between sex, money, material products, and ideas of the nation in everything from the ostensible father-mother-child configuration on an Ellis Island golf ball purchased at the gift shop to the multi-million dollar July 4, 1986 Liberty Weekend extravaganza celebrating the Statue’s centennial just days after the Supreme Court’s un-Libertylike decision upholding the antisodomy laws challenged in Bowers v. Hardwick.Rand notes that portrayals of the Statue of Liberty as a beacon for immigrants tend to suppress the Statue’s connections to people brought to this country by force. She examines what happened to migrants at Ellis Island whose bodies did not match the gender suggested by the clothing they wore. In light of contemporary ideas about safety and security, she examines the “Decide an Immigrant’s Fate” program, which has visitors to Ellis Island act as a 1910 board of inspectors hearing the appeal of an immigrant about to be excluded from the country. Rand is a witty, insightful, and open-minded tour guide, able to synthesize numerous diverse ideas—about tourism, immigration history, sexuality, race, ethnicity, commodity culture, and global capitalism—and to candidly convey her delight in her Ellis Island snow globe. And pen. And lighter. And back scratcher. And golf ball. And glittery pink key chain.

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Angelina Jolie Buys Brad Pitt A Heart-Shaped Island For His 50th Birthday

What do you get for the man who has everything on his 50th birthday? Why, a heart-shaped private island of course.
Angelina Jolie has reportedly purchased the island of Petra, located 50 miles away from New York City, according to the The Mirror.
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