Concert At Jewish Community Center To Raise Funds For Syrian Refugees

Here’s what the school’s statement said: “Further to requests from a small number of parents to change the planned date of May 24 next for the reception of Holy Communion for the first time for our 2nd Class (Year Two) pupils, Gaelscoil an Raithin, in order to reach the fairest outcome for all concerned, balloted parents overnight on this matter. The result of that ballot has been overwhelmingly in favour of retaining the original date. Staff, parents and children of Gaelscoil an Raithin look forward to preparing for this very special celebration next May.” Now we can understand both sides of this issue! For parents of children that aren’t going to the concert, why should they reschedule their plans? Their kids aren’t missing out! And for parents that do have the tickets – we can understand their side, too. Those tickets were probably super expensive! Luckily for the parents that did buy the tickets, the concert is totally sold out, and the resale price of these tickets is almost double what the original price was! We’re sure 1D will come back to Dublin at some point, so it isn’t like this is the last chance to see the boy band! Although we wouldn’t want to be in those parents’ position as they try and explain to their children how they’re going to miss out on that concert! That doesn’t sound fun at all ! Note: your comment may take a few minutes to appear. Note: your comment may take a few minutes to appear. name * 9 comments to One Direction More Important Than God? Parents Want Communion Day Rescheduled Due To A 1D Concert Conflict! Ellie says reply to this 1 If you are going to commit your child and have them participate in a sacrament as important as they’re Holy Communion, One Direction doesn’t matter.

Part of the money will go toward Jandalis efforts to take music and concerts to refugees in camps, he said. The event has become somewhat controversial in parts of the Arab-American community. Some are refusing to take part because its being held at a Jewish center, organizers said. Others oppose it because the musician and some of the organizers oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad. Jandali and others helping to organize the concert said its unfortunate there is division over an event intended to help children. Jandali said the Jewish center was selected for the concert on purpose because he wants people to cross through social and political barriers so we can be human. Stop dividing our noble cause with silly things, he said. Dr. Yahya Basha of West Bloomfield , who is of Syrian descent and a longtime leader in the Arab-American and Muslim-American communities, supports the concert. He said it will highlight the magnitude of the tragedy of Syria. More than 6 million Syrians have been displaced because of the war, including about 2 million refugees who fled the country. There are about 10,000 Syrian Americans in Michigan. John Akouri, a Lebanese-American leader from Farmington Hills who will emcee the event, said: Shame on anyone who brings politics or religion into this concert. Everyone is welcome. This is America. Jandalis parents were reportedly attacked in Syria by forces supporting Assad after he played a song in 2011 calling for freedom. Jandali said the concert is being sponsored by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Rutgers Universitys Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP).

Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli will serenade the fans in a concert

The combination was powerful. Turn captions on Tad Dickens | 777-6474 Saturday, October 12, 2013 Every era of pop music has a few voices that just stand out. In the 1970s and 1980s, Michael McDonalds pipes were often at the top of the charts first as a standout backing voice with Steely Dan, then breaking out with the Doobie Brothers before he went into commercial high gear with his solo career. On Friday night at Salem Civic Center, McDonald showed that his chops and style have held up strongly. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra showed its versatility, blending in seamlessly, gorgeously, sometimes powerfully behind hits from McDonald, Motown and more. McDonald, his six-piece band and the RSO put on a party for the symphonys 60th anniversary pops kickoff. Dozens in the crowd of 2,452 capacity was about 3,800 had risen to dance and clap along by the end of about 80 minutes. McDonalds own songs were at the fore. His bassist, Tommy Sims, took the James Ingram part on Yah Mo B There. The orchestras horns punched through Sweet Freedom. And by the time McDonald hit the last vocal notes of I Keep Forgetting, it was clear that his instrument was undamaged by time. The early crowd favorite was his cover of Marvin Gayes Heard It Through The Grapevine, part of McDonalds first hit album of Motown covers, from 2003. It got folks dancing and drew the biggest applause at least until he broke out the Doobie Brothers Minute By Minute. More Motown covers, including Aint No Mountain High Enough and Aint Nothing Like The Real Thing, gave backing vocalist Drea Rhenee Merritt a chance to show her substantial skill. Conductor David Stewart Wiley led the strings through lush versions of You Dont Know Me, from Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and the Gerry Goffin/Carole King cover, Hey Girl. McDonald repeatedly complimented Wiley, the symphony and concertmaster Akemi Takayama.

Concert review: Michael McDonald, RSO set crowd to dancing

Migs, the issue that continues to make waves in the internet world is the possible appearance of Matteo Guidicelli in the “Perfect 10” concert. Sarah Geronimo had a blockbuster two-night concert last year. Titled “24/SG The Birthday Concert,” the pop princess serenaded her fans at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Gerald Anderson was there, he supported Sarah Geronimo. His appearance was one of the highlights of the concert. The venue was almost explode due to the deafening scream of popsters when Sarah Geronimo went down the stage and walk on the floor to thank her friends and supporters. Popsters screamed because of Gerald Anderson. They knew that the pop princess went down the stage not only because of her friends and supporters at the gallery, but also because of Gerald. As you all know, the two of them have had a short-lived romance. Based on the report , Gerald Anderson chose to end his relationship with Sarah Geronimo because of the rules and regulations implemented by Mommy Divine. That was almost a year and a half ago, today, things have changed. The pop princess is now being linked to Matteo Guidicelli who happened to be the boyfriend of Maja Salvador, current girlfriend of Gerald Anderson. Compared to her previous relationship, the pop princess chose to remain silent though there are reports confirming her relationship with Matteo Guidicelli. And now that she is all set to perform once again in her upcoming concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, some people are asking about Matteo.

Concert review: One Direction in Auckland

One Direction perform at Vector Arena in Auckland. Photo / Norrie Montgomery

But it was to be expected – the British boy band have engendered a ridiculously passionate, vocal fan base over the last three years, winning the hearts of young girls with a bit of cheek, a dash of charm, and a few songs which encapsulate everything a tweenage girl would want to hear from her first crush. It seems they’re everything Simon Cowell could’ve wished for when he signed them up. Video Except if they had performed for Cowell the way they performed at Vector Arena on Saturday night, it’s unlikely he would’ve been impressed. While all the basic expectations of a pop concert were met, the boys entirely lacked for any soul, intensity, or showmanship. It wasn’t exactly unprofessional, but it was the epitome of a phoned-in, by the script performance. All the lasers, smoke machines, and set-dressing couldn’t make up for a very bland delivery. Yes, they jumped about, smiled, and sang lots of songs (and while sometimes pitchy, they were mostly drowned out by the crowd singing along). But there’s a few things the boys could definitely do better. Their lax approach to choreography needs a rethink. Simply wandering around the stage, making silly jokes with the band members, and occasionally strolling in a circle at the end of the catwalk, takes the, “We’re too cool to dance” attitude a little far. Gallery Sitting down for a couple of ballads might be permitted, but it seemed like a weird choice for hit ballad Last First Kiss, which should’ve been huge. Then they really need to learn the art of crowd banter. Asking if everyone is ready to have fun, and telling the audience in a patronising manner that they might be the loudest crowd for their size, not just once or twice, but over and over, becomes excruciating.