A Classical Connection

A Classical Connection

 Article Brittany Hanson  The Temianka Professorship and String Studies Scholarship program connect Chapman students to the remarkable story of violin virtuoso, conductor and Paganini Quartet founder Henri Temianka.  It is a quiet Friday morning at Chapman University, until you enter the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. William Fitzpatrick, the Henri Temianka Professor of Violin, sits in his office rehearsal space as one of his students enters his office rehearsal space. The echo of voices, woodwinds and strings leak from under practice room doors.

Road Tripping Iowa

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 Article David Duran  At 199 miles long and 310 miles wide, Iowa is the 26th largest state in the United States, making it an obvious perfect candidate for a statewide road trip,It may not be possible to visit all 947 cities within the state in one go, but visiting the 99 counties, or at least driving through them, is definitely more realistic. The state is filled with rich history, including being part of the Louisiana Purchase, a deal arranged between President Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte of France in 1803??? that brought a vast tract of the continent under the control of the United States. Lewis & Clark also were among the first explorers to visit the area, and visitors to Iowa can retrace the steps of the famed duo as well as visit monuments and museums throughout the state that pay homage to theirjourney. Whether it’s history, outdoor adventures, hunting and fishing, arts & culture, wine and beer, baseball or scenic drives, there’s a little bit of everything in Iowa. Below are some ideas to help inspire your Iowa road trip for you and your men friends and/or your sons.  

Saving People’s Lives

Saving People's Lives

 Article Donna Bunce  It’s a very good thing that Edwards Lifesciences developed the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) because Sebastion Paul Musco (known as Paul) and his twin brother Anthony Musco are alive today because of it.  

An Incredible Father

An Incredible Father

 Article Donna Bunce  “I love playing with them, helping them with schoolwork and taking them to Disneyland. Every night we have storytime and the good night kiss. When I go to the dentist or to the doctor, they give me a stuffed animal.”  –Daniele Struppa, speaking about his daughters Arianna and Athena

The Men’s Issue

The Men's Issue

This issue is packed with good stories and fun offerings for and about men. Father’s Day is June 17th and is the perfect time to highlight a fabulous father. It was easy for me to select Daniele Struppa, president of Chapman University, as a father, first and foremost. He is so proud of his two … Continued

The New Regulations for the ICO Phenomenon

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 Article and Photography Ana Launes  An Initial Coin Offering, also commonly referred to as an ICO, is a fundraising mechanism in which new projects sell their underlying crypto tokens in exchange for bitcoin and ether. It’s somewhat like an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which investors purchase shares of a company.  

June 2018 Around Town

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Chapman’s Sixth Annual Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer Nearly 500 Chapman University alumni flooded the Lionsgate Entertainment Headquarters in Santa Monica for a night of lively conversations, networking, photo booth pictures and school spirit. As the University’s largest and most anticipated networking event of the year, the Annual Alumni Entertainment Industry Mixer illustrates the diverse talent … Continued

OCSA’s “Big Time in the Big Easy” Wows!

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Orange County School of the Arts’s New Orleans-themed gala thrilled 600 guests as students from the nationally-renowned school performed a scintillating show. Spirits were high as $1.6 million was netted, thanks in large part by generous donors Julia and Lisa Argyros and Mohamed El-Erian. The performance was dedicated to late supporter Lew Webb. Photography Yunuen … Continued

Culinary Extravaganza Draws Raves

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The 12th Annual Table for Ten drew a sold-out crowd of 320 to Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort, where 32 chefs and their restaurants provided gourmet dinners for 10 at beautifully decorated tables. Balboa Bay Resort’s Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom was honored, and $450,000 in net proceeds was garnered for Vocation Visions and The Teen Project. … Continued

“Dancing for Tomorrow’s Stars” Entertains

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The Assistance League of Newport-Mesa’s 10th annual dance competition featuring high-profile community leaders and dance professionals drew kudos all-round from the 250 guests at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Net proceeds of $82,000 were designated for the community philanthropic programs the league supports benefiting underserved children and their families. Photography Ann Chatillon, Sandy Zimmer

Salute to St. Patrick’s Day Benefits Olive Crest

Salute to St. Patrick's Day Benefits Olive Crest

Olive Crest’s St. Paddy’s Day Celebration drew a sold-out crowd of 435 guests to the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort on St. Patrick’s Day to net $125,000 for its children and families programs. An Irish band and dancers, whiskey tasting, tempting auctions, and a chance to win a Vince Farragamo-autographed football from Super Bowl XIV drew … Continued

The Top Three Crypto World’s Richest

The Top Three Crypto World’s Richest

 Article Ana Launes  There has been a huge spike in the value of unregulated cryptocurrencies, which are ‘mined’ using secret algorithms based on the blockchain technologies. According to Forbes, the average 2017 price change of Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP, three of the most common cryptocurrencies, is a whopping 14,409 per cent. Cryptocurrencies are characterized by extreme volatility, and so, when it comes to cryptocurrency’s richest, it’s easy come, easy go. With bitcoin losing half its value during the first quarter of 2018, some of the wealthiest investors have been dragged down. Nonetheless, they still remain strong and optimistic about the future.   Chris Larsen