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National Comedy Center Launches Online Platform Featuring Exhibit Content

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by the National Comedy Center.JAMESTOWN – The National Comedy Center announced Thursday it has launched a new online content platform featuring exclusive content directly from its interactive comedy exhibits.Officials say the new program is an extension of the museum during its temporary closure due to COVID-19.Called the ‘National Comedy Center Anywhere’ the exhibit tells the story of comedy via commentary from the artists themselves, and rare archival material.“We want to enable our online visitors to explore the great works and unique voices that have shaped our culture through comedy,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director. “Our mission is to provide education on the comedic arts in the form of commentary and contextualization of its bodies of work, while providing an examination of the time-honed creative processes that have elevated comedy to an art.” “Now is not the time to stop,” furthered Gunderson. “We need laughter more than ever.”The platform takes each visitor on a journey through the world of comedy, including stand-up, sketch and improv, late night TV, film, the latest online comedy, and more.In addition to footage from its interactive exhibits, the Comedy Center’s online platform will feature selections from its archives, including rare artifacts and documents from some of comedy’s greatest talent, along with special event highlights from its renowned Lucille Ball Comedy Festival and its National Comedy Center Dialogues.The platform will also be presenting live-streamed stand-up comedy shows in the coming weeks.“With the healing power of laughter more important than ever in these challenging times, we hope we can bring a taste of our unique National Comedy Center experience into your homes until we can re-open our doors and welcome visitors to Jamestown once again. In the meantime, National Comedy Center Anywhere is a virtual comedy hug for everyone who needs it right now, in addition to providing some much-needed support for our vital non-profit cultural institution,” added Gunderson.The platform features a selection of free material with the option to upgrade to access  more content from the museum. Upgraded access includes one additional gift access to share the laughter with a friend or family member, plus one admission ticket to the National Comedy Center visitor experience in Jamestown which can be used when the museum re-opens in the coming months.The $19.50 fee for upgraded access will support the mission and ongoing operations of the National Comedy Center during this critical time, while sharing comedy content with a friend or loved one.Visitors can begin their National Comedy Center Anywhere experience now, by visiting ComedyCenter.org/Anywhere.last_img read more

CUNA, leagues continue Durbin repeal push with action alert

first_imgCUNA and the leagues issued an action alert Monday to ensure language repealing the Durbin amendment remains in the Financial CHOICE Act as it moves to the House floor. The alert calls on credit union stakeholders to write to members of Congress to push for Durbin repeal, and outlines the ways it has harmed credit unions and consumers.Stakeholders can use CUNA’s Voter Voice system to send a message to their member of Congress.The CHOICE Act passed the House Financial Services Committee earlier this month with a provision repealing the Durbin Amendment included.The Durbin amendment requires the Federal Reserve to limit fees charged to retailers for debit card processing.CUNA and the leagues support the repeal language because of the harm the Durbin amendment has caused credit unions and their members, costing credit unions and their members over $1 billion since it was put in place. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Okagbare Jumps 6.77m to Secure Berth in London 2017

first_imgThe 2008 Olympics bronze medalist in the event had secured qualification in the 100m and 200m last month and was struggling to hit the 6.75m entry standard set by the IAAF for the long jump.The Sapele-born sprinter cum jumper however banished fears she could be missing in the long jump event at the London Worlds when she leapt two centimetres above the qualification standard set by the IAAF at the meeting where she ran her only sub 11 seconds run (10.92 seconds) in the 100m last season albeit with a massive following wind to render it illegal.Okagbare came to the Hungary with a 6.52m season’s best achieved in Eugene, Oregon, USA last month and as the number two ranked long jumper in Africa so far this term behind compatriot Ese Brume whose 6.64m was, until the evening of Tuesday July 4, 2017 was the best mark by an African in the event.Okagbare who won a silver medal in the event at the 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia in 2013 and is one of only two Nigerians to hit the 7m mark is now the African leader in addition to booking a spot in London for the event.Local athletics buffs believe Okagbare’s chances of making the final of an individual event in London and making a podium appearance thereafter are high in the long jump than in the sprints where she struggled for form last season and is yet to run inside 11 seconds and break 22.4 this season.Meanwhile Okagbare-Ighoteguonor also won the 100m event at the meeting with an 11.11 seconds run, her second fastest time of the season.She won ahead of Remona Burchell of Jamaica (11.15) and Nigerian-born American, Morolake Akinosun (11.19) who came second and third respectivelyMeanwhile, Reigning Commonwealth Games long jump champion, Ese Brume and Africa’sundisputed sprint hurdles queen, Tobi Amusan will have their debut at the money-spinning IAAF Diamond League debut after the duo failed to make the list of confirmed athletes for the eighth leg of the meeting, the Athletissima tonight in Lausanne, Switzerland.Both Brume and Amusan made the provisional list of athletes invited for the meeting released by organisers of the event on Tuesday on their website but when the final list and start list for the event was released yesterday, the Nigerians failed to meet the cut.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSBlessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor leapt to a 6.77m second place finish in the long jump at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár on Tuesday to secure qualification for the event at the 16th IAAF World Championships next month in London.last_img read more

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