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Remembering The Simplicity Of Mary Oliver

Her work touched millions of people deeply, and not only those who consider themselves poets or poetry lovers. Oliver’s work managed to do something rare: It reached people who didn’t particularly like or “get” contemporary poetry. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Oliver, Mary Oliver, 01.18.19

Sociologist Nathan Glazer, 95

A longtime professor at Harvard University, Glazer, was among the last of the deeply-read thinkers who influenced culture and politics in the mid-20th century. Starting in the 1940s, Glazer was a writer and editor for Commentary and The New Republic. He was a co-editor of The Public Interest, and wrote or co-wrote numerous books.  – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Harvard University, Glazer, Public Interest, Nathan Glazer, 01.19.19

Did The People Around Robert Indiana Kidnap His “Brand” Before He Died?

It certainly looks that way. And now there are some recent sculptures (and ideas) that might need taking back… – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, 01.18.19, People Around Robert Indiana Kidnap

The Mister Rogers Phenomenon

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see, or hear, or touch. That deep part of you, that allows you to stand for those things, without which humankind cannot survive.” – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, People, 01.17.19, Rogers Phenomenon

The Renoir Family Had Daddy Issues

“The filmmaker Jean Renoir made a career of dismantling the beliefs of his absentee father, the painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Jean satirized the aristocracy and upended his father’s saccharine scenes of leisure.” — The Paris Review
Tags: Art, People, Jean Renoir, 01.10.19, Pierre Auguste Renoir Jean

Boy With Allergy Denied Enrollment In Theatre Program, Igniting Conflict Over Access

The conflict that ensued over how the theater could accommodate Mason Wicks-Lim’s allergy eventually grew into a legal battle that created a rift in the community, highlighting the social struggles that people with food allergies often contend with, even as they fight for equal access. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, SJ, 01.16.19, Mason Wicks Lim

Greylock GP John Lilly steps back into venture partner role

Greylock Partners General Partner John Lilly said in a blog post he would step back into a role as a venture partner. Lilly said after eight years as a GP he wanted to spend more time with Code for America and VotingWorks, where he has taken on board duties. He added that he would continue working with existing portfolio companies as a board member but not look for new investments. His companies include Caffeine, Figma, Crew and Angle. Here is the post.
Tags: America, Trends, People, Greylock, John Lilly, Lilly, Greylock Partners General Partner John Lilly, Caffeine Figma Crew

Nexit Ventures adds new partner to team

Finland and Silicon Valley-based Nexit Ventures has appointed Markku Mäkeläinen as a new partner. Previously, he worked at Facebook. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Nexit Ventures, a venture capital company focused on digital disruption, has appointed Markku Mäkeläinen as a new partner. He joins Nexit at an exciting time, as the company targets for an even more central role in the fast-growing Nordic startup market. Mäkeläinen will focus on Nexit’s new investments and scali...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Usa, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Austin, United States, Finland, Silicon Valley, Helsinki, Baltics, Nordics, San Francisco California

GPB Capital expands team with new hire

GPB Capital Holdings LLC has named Brian Weisenberger as a managing director, communications. Previously, he worked at Ascendant Capital where he was executive director of product and due diligence. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 — GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (GPB Capital) announces that Brian Weisenberger has joined the firm as Managing Director, Communications. He will lead GPB Capital’s new in-house communications team. “Our ongoing growth, and that of our various operating partners acro...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, University of Texas at Austin, CFA, GPB Capital, David Gentile Founder, GPB Capital Holdings LLC GPB Capital, GPB Capital Holdings LLC, Weisenberger, Brian Weisenberger, Ascendant Capital, GPB Capital Brian, Williams Financial Group, NFP Securities Inc

Yalitza Aparicio, Star Of ‘Roma’, Becomes A Symbol Of, And For, Mexico’s Indigenous Women

“[She and the film have] started a national conversation about inequality, the treatment of domestic workers and who is welcome on the red carpet in a country where Indigenous women are rarely seen in magazines” — she’s now the first indigenous woman ever to appear on the cover of Vogue México — “much less at Hollywood awards shows.” — The New York Times
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Mexico, People, 01.17.19, Yalitza Aparicio Star Of ` Roma

Poet Mary Oliver Dead At 83

“Often compared to her literary idol Ralph Waldo Emerson, with whom she shared an abiding interest in the natural world, Ms. Oliver combined a precise, unfussy style with an almost religious devotion to examining nature. … Ms. Oliver was a rarity in modern American literature — a best-selling poet, so popular she was interviewed by journalist Maria Shriver in O, the Oprah Magazine.” — The Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Oliver, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maria Shriver, Oprah Magazine, 01.17.19, Mary Oliver Dead

Jacob Rees-Mogg to present weekly show on LBC

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP is joining the presenting team at LBC to host a new Friday evening show, starting today (18th January). The MP for North East Somerset will take calls around the biggest stories of the day in a 60-minute programme. The show will be broadcast live every Friday at 6pm from LBC’s studios in London, as well as from locations across the UK. The new programme follows the success of Rees-Mogg’s live half-hour phone-in, every fortnight during Nick Ferrari at Breakfast. Launched la...
Tags: UK, London, Top, People, Radio, LBC, Programmes, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nick Ferrari, On Air, North East Somerset, Rees Mogg, James Rea, OnTheRadio

PE-backed ABC Financial hires Garner as sales and marketing EVP

ABC Financial, a software and payment processing provider for health and fitness clubs, has named Kyle Garner as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Previously, Garner was vice president of Xerox’s US graphic communications organization. ABC Financial is a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo LLC. PRESS RELEASE LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — ABC Financial (ABC) is pleased to announce the addition of Kyle Garner as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Paul Sc...
Tags: Abc, US, Trends, People, Chicago, Xerox, San Francisco CA, Garner, ABC Financial, PE, United States Canada Mexico, Thoma Bravo LLC, Kyle Garner, IHRSA, Paul Schaller, Jim Bottin

Allegiance Capital promotes three

Allegiance Capital, a Dallas, Texas-based private M&A investment bank, has promoted Shane Mahmood to president, Eric Kern to managing director and George Burrell to vice president. The appointments became effective January 15, 2019. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Allegiance Capital Corporation, a Dallas, Texas-based private M&A investment bank that specializes in middle-market transactions, is pleased to announce three personnel promotions effective January 15, 2019. Shane Ma...
Tags: Trends, Bank Of America, People, Kansas, St Louis, George, Eric, 101st Airborne Division, Dallas Texas, United States Army, Shane, Washington University, Business Development, Southern Illinois University, Cameron University, Allegiance Capital Corporation

CapStreet promotes one to partner and another to principal

The CapStreet Group has promoted Adrian Guerra to partner and Kevin Johnson to principal. The appointments became effective January 1, 2019. Guerra joined the Houston-based private equity firm in 2006 while Johnson joined full time in 2014. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The CapStreet Group, a Houston, Texas based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Adrian Guerra to Partner and Kevin Johnson to Principal, effective January 1, 2019. Adrian joined CapStreet in 2006...
Tags: Los Angeles, Trends, People, Chicago, Houston, Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Kevin Johnson, Jp Morgan Chase, Adrian, Kevin, Houston Texas, Guerra, Brentwood Associates, CapStreet Group, CapStreet

Lucid recruits Raber as SVP and COO

Lucid Energy Group, a natural gas processor in the Delaware Basin, has named Brian T. Raber as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, Raber was senior vice president, engineering and project management for Summit Midstream Partners. Lucid is backed by Riverstone Holdings LLC and Goldman Sachs‘ merchant banking division. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lucid Energy Group (“Lucid”) today announced that the company has hired industry veteran Brian T. Raber as Senior Vic...
Tags: Australia, Trends, People, Goldman Sachs, Brian, New Mexico, Lucid, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, SVP, Oral Roberts University, West Texas, Raber, Delaware Basin, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, Mike Latchem, Riverstone

What’s Your Emergency? Law Enforcement’s Increasing Interest in Tech

Fort Worth, TX—Data analytics and visual search technologies are increasingly being used by law enforcement agencies, growth that has captured the attention of tech giant Motorola.The Chicago-based tech company, which has long sold narrow-band radios to law enforcement, has been building its arsenal of software and camera technologies through a series of acquisitions. The latest by Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) was a $445 million purchase last week of Vaas, a Fort Worth, TX-based maker of imag...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Motorola, Apps, 911, Police, Trends, Tech, Analytics, People, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Broadband, Software, Chicago, South Africa

BBC’s Deputy Director-General Anne Bulford exits

Anne Bulford, the BBC’s Deputy Director-General, has decided to leave the BBC in the spring of 2019 to pursue a portfolio of non-executive roles. The Director-General and the BBC Board have thanked her for her work since 2013. As Deputy Director-General, Anne was responsible for all the finance, HR, legal, risk and technology (design and engineering) functions of the BBC. In addition she managed strategy, marketing and audience activities, as well as serving on the board of Children in Need. ...
Tags: Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Tony Hall, Anne Bulford, Alerts, Anne, Tony, BBC Board, Ministry of Justice The BBC

New Managing Director appointed at Manx Radio

Radio Caroline presenter and former British Forces Broadcasting Services manager Chris Sully is the new Managing Director of Manx Radio. Chris has had a 28-year career with BFBS, having held station management roles in Belize, Cyprus, Germany, Northern Ireland, The Falkland Islands and the United Kingdom. Bill Mummery, Chairman of Manx Radio, told RadioToday: “I am very pleased to announce that the Board have identified Chris Sully as the new MD for Manx Radio. “He joins us at a pivotal time ...
Tags: People, Radio, Public service broadcasting, Board, Caroline, Bfbs, Manx Radio, Chris Pearson, Chris Sully, British Forces Broadcasting Services, Manx Radio Chris, United Kingdom Bill Mummery

Landmark promotes 31 professionals, including one to partner

Landmark Partners promoted 31 people, including Kathryn Regan, a member of the private equity team since 1999, who was made partner. Regan works on LP portfolio acquisitions, fund recaps, joint venture partnerships and primary commitments. Also, Landmark promoted Greg Lombardi, John Stott and Avi Turetsky to managing directors. Press Release Landmark Partners has promoted 31 professionals across its investment teams and operations group. Founded in 1989, Landmark has one of the longest track rec...
Tags: Trends, People, John, Greg, Alex Williams, Regan, SBA, Kathryn, Simsbury, Matt Turner, Avi Turetsky, Landmark Partners, Chelsea Stevenson, William Smalley, Kathryn Regan, Greg Lombardi John Stott

How An Old Jewish Doctor Had A Stroke And Became An Underground Rap Star

Dr. Sherman Hershfield was a rehab doctor from Beverly Hills, who, after his stroke, started speaking in rhymes. He started recounting the Holocaust in rhyme on the bus, and a passerby suggested he visit an open-mic rap night in South Central. He was 40 years older and 40 shades whiter than anyone there, but he ended up befriending KRS-One and became “Dr. Rapp.” — The Atlantic
Tags: Art, People, Beverly Hills, Rapp, 01.16.19, Sherman Hershfield

Landmark Partners promotes 31

Landmark Partners, a private equity and real estate investment company specializing in secondary funds, has promoted 31 staffers across its investment teams and operations group. Among them are Kathryn Regan who is now a partner and Greg Lombardi, John Stott and Avi Turetsky who have become managing directors. PRESS RELEASE Simsbury, Boston, Dallas, London and New York – Landmark Partners has promoted 31 professionals across its investment teams and operations group. Founded in 1989, Landmark ha...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, John, Greg, Alex Williams, SBA, Kathryn, Simsbury, Matt Turner, Avi Turetsky, Landmark Partners, Chelsea Stevenson, William Smalley, Kathryn Regan, Greg Lombardi John Stott

Houlihan Lokey expands European financial sponsors group with two new hires

Houlihan Lokey has named Christian Keller and Ann Sharkey to its European financial sponsors group. Keller is based in Frankfurt while Sharkey is in London. PRESS RELEASE LONDON & FRANKFURT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI), the global investment bank, today announced the appointments of Christian Keller and Ann Sharkey to further strengthen the firm’s European Financial Sponsors Group. These appointments follow the recent arrival of Leon Gillespie, who joined the team in London in Octob...
Tags: Europe, London, Germany, Trends, People, Frankfurt, Asia Pacific, Hsbc, Middle East, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, ANN, Group, Blackstone, Canaccord Genuity, Thomson Reuters

OpenGate adds new MD to team

OpenGate Capital named Paul Bridwell as a managing director to lead operations and portfolio management for the firm’s North American-based investments. His appointment became effective November 5, 2018. Previously, he was was a partner and managing director, head of operations at a unnamed New York City private equity firm. PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced that Mr. Paul Bridwell joined the firm on November 5th, 2018, as Managing...
Tags: Europe, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, People, Paris, North America, Operations, Paris France, PAUL, Andrew, Los Angeles California, Bridwell, OpenGate Capital, OpenGate Capital OpenGate Capital, OpenGate

Chastaing joins Mérieux Equity Partners

Mérieux Equity Partners said Jan. 17 that Benoit Chastaing has joined the firm as senior partner. Most recently, Chastaing was a partner of Gimv. PRESS RELEASE LYON, France, January 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Mérieux Equity Partners announced today that Benoit Chastaing has joined the firm as Senior Partner, to foster the firm’s growth capital, MBO/LBO and majority investment activities relating to small and mi-cap companies within the healthcare and nutrition sectors. Benoit Chastaing brings to Mé...
Tags: France, Trends, People, Lyon, French Navy, Almaviva, Benoit, Gimv, Rexel, MediPole Partenaires, Mérieux Equity Partners, Benoit Chastaing, Chastaing, MBO LBO, Mérieux Participations, Gimv as Partner

Choreographer-Filmmaker Jo Andres Dead At 64

She became known in the 1980s for projecting slides and film images into the bodies of her dancers, who performed more often in rock clubs than in theaters; in the 1990s, she made short experimental films and cyanotypes. (Okay, yes, she was also married to Steve Buscemi.) — The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Steve Buscemi, 01.16.19, Jo Andres Dead

Rapper Cardi B Disses President Trump Over the Government Shutdown in an Instagram Video

The performer is the latest to join the chorus of celebrities slamming the longest-ever federal government shutdown
Tags: News, Uncategorized, People, Cardi, Overnight, Onetime

Chicago Inspectors Found Code Violations at R. Kelly’s Recording Studio

The inspectors didn't find anything supporting misconduct by Kelly
Tags: News, Uncategorized, People, Chicago, Kelly, Overnight, Onetime

Why Carol Channing Was Unforgettable

Charles McNulty: One of a kind, Channing was a like a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Gracie Allen, with a personality voice that could make a tune completely her own. When she sang, pixie dust shot into the air. She was an Al Hirschfeld cartoon sprung into swooning life. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, People, Marilyn Monroe, Channing, Al Hirschfeld, Charles McNulty, Gracie Allen, 01.15.19

MTN Capital hires business development director

MTN Capital Partners has named Terrance Kennedy as director of business development. Previously, Kennedy was a senior associate at Gerson Lehrman Group‘s private equity research team. PRESS RELEASE New York, NY | January 16, 2019: MTN Capital Partners Co-Founder, Olivier Trouveroy, announced today that Terrance Kennedy has joined the firm as Director of Business Development. In this role, Terrance will be responsible for sourcing potential investment opportunities from investment banks and other...
Tags: Trends, People, Private Equity, University of Pennsylvania, Kennedy, MTN, EBITDA, GLG, Terrance, Gerson Lehrman Group, PRESS RELEASE New York NY, MTN Capital, MTN Capital Partners, Terrance Kennedy, MTN Capital Partners Co, Olivier Trouveroy