Andy Frasco Joins Wild Adriatic For A Wild “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” [Watch]

first_imgLast weekend, fans were treated to some fun performances along The Rock Boat last weekend. Among the great shows were sets from Andy Frasco & The U.N. and Wild Adriatic, but a real highlight came when the two bands merged for a performance of the Stevie Wonder classic, “Signed Sealed Delivered.” With members of The U.N. as well as Ripe, this was a powerful and fun moment on the high seas!Check out the video below, courtesy of Melinda Ledsome.last_img

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New minor emphasizes interdisciplinary aspect of real estate

first_imgThe Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate recently launched an interdisciplinary minor in real estate, which is open to all undergraduate students.“The minor is 15 credits, with an introductory course, three electives of three credits each in a variety of different areas … and the last three credits of the minor are these industry engaging colloquia,” Eugenio Acosta, program director of the Institute for Real Estate, said.The colloquia are one-credit seminars that bring in people from the industry to talk about their work. The first being offered is Real Estate Finance and Investment this fall.“It brings in experts on the business and law side to talk to students about real cases, real issues and connect students with what they would be doing out in the real world, with the kind of jobs that are out there and the experiences they will have,” Acosta said.Students and alumni from Notre Dame have long been interested in real estate, but until now there was no way to quantify the courses they had been taking.“For years, we’ve had faculty and courses in real estate but no real way to capture a student’s interest,” Acosta said. “But now students who take those courses can get a minor, so this is a way to help them better prepare for industry, with jobs and internships, by giving them credit for what they do — but also enhance the opportunities and create new courses.”Since the minor applications were opened this semester, 53 students have applied for the minor. However, due to the course requirements only current freshman and sophomores will be able to complete it in time for graduation.“There has been almost double the demand at what we thought there would be for the minor so far,” Jason Arnold, managing director of the Institute for Real Estate, said.The nature of the minor is interdisciplinary, Acosta said. He said this reflects the multifaceted nature of the real estate industry, offering classes in three different colleges —  the School of Architecture, the College of Engineering and Mendoza College of Business.“I’m excited that it’s going to be a very diverse group, and truly interdisciplinary. If you look at the numbers, a quarter of our students are going to be Arts and Letters, and 8 percent are STEM,” Acosta said. “Mixing engineers with some science folks and some arts and letters and putting them together with the business students is going to be a great learning experience.”Acosta said it is important to have an background stemming from multiple areas when going into real estate.“Real estate is a very applied field and very interdisciplinary,” he said. “You can come in on it from the finance side, the architecture side or the engineering side. So it’s great to have a base academic discipline and to enhance it with a minor on the applied side.”Through the requirement to take at least one elective course outside the student’s academic home, the minor’s interdisciplinary nature is shown.“I’m excited that students are going to take more real estate classes and that there is an outlet for that,” Arnold said. “They’re going to be pushed to take things outside of their own discipline to learn about what makes up real estate at large.”Tags: College of Engineering, Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, mendoza college of business, Real Estate minor, School of Architecturelast_img read more

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How to Get Away With Murder on Broadway? Check Out Our Killer Dream Cast

first_img Jeremy Jordan as Connor Walsh (played onscreen by Jack Falahee) This cocky heartbreaker has the hottest sex scenes and the slyest sense of humor. Raise your hand if you don’t want to see a scruffy Jordan literally screwing evidence out of some cute unsuspecting guy. Thought so. Condola Rashad as Michaela Pratt (played onscreen by Aja Naomi King) Rashad is long due to make her musical debut, and she has a lot in common with Michaela—they are both gorgeous, accomplished and poised. And we’re dying to hear her two songs: “Prenup?!?” and “Give Me the Goddamn Trophy!” Jenn Colella as Bonnie Winterbottom (played onscreen by Liza Weil) Bonnie is professional, no-nonsense and has a class-A (and much needed) bullshit detector; she’s also full of surprises. In fact, she’s the character that ends up in the twistiest of plot twists. Colella is a beltress, who can be tough (see Chaplin), gentle (see If/Then) and has the perfect haircut (see her in real life). Lena Hall as Rebecca Sutter (played onscreen by Katie Findlay) Hedwig Tony winner Hall is perfect for Rebecca, everyone’s favorite enigmatic drug-dealing neighbor: she can rock leather, heavy eyeliner and biker boots with the best of them—plus, we totally believe she plays her music loud. Kyle Beltran as Wes Gibbins (played onscreen by Alfred Enoch) Wes seems like the boy next door, but there is so much more going on behind that puppy-dog exterior. Enter the golden-voiced Beltran, who has the looks, exuberance and captivating smile that would have any one of us believing him when he said heads and knew it was tails. Cristin Milioti as Laurel Castillo (played onscreen by Karla Souza) Like many characters on HTGAWM, Laurel is not what she seems. You think she’s quiet and unassuming, and then BLAM! Suddenly she’s banging Frank in the backseat of his car. And wait a sec—does she even like Frank? Milioti has the right blend of naivete and sensuality to capture both sides of Laurel. We were over the moon when Tony winner Viola Davis got a big, juicy TV role in ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. As intimidating law professor/defense attorney Annalise Keating, Davis gives us her signature snot-nosed crying scenes, shows off a slick exterior and then pulls off the drag to bare her soul. The winter finale on November 20 promises to answer one of the most compelling hashtags questions of the fall: Who Killed Sam? So how are we preparing for this revelation? By dreaming about a Broadway musical version, of course. See below for our fantasy picks for the cast of How to Get Away with Murder—The Musical! Will Chase as Sam Keating (played onscreen by Tom Verica) Yeah, he’s a lying, cheating dead man, but that doesn’t mean this “Mr. Darcy” won’t have a couple of fantastic duets in our made-up musical. Chase is alluring with an underbelly of menace (note Edwin Drood). Imagine him flirting with virginal co-ed Lila and sparring with edgy bartender Rebecca. Ooh!center_img LaChanze as Annalise Keating (played onscreen by Viola Davis) There are a lot of Broadway divas who could rock Annalise’s tough attitude and killer heels. (We seriously considered Billy Porter for this part.) But If/Then star LaChanze not only has serious acting chops and a phenomenal voice, she also has the right amount of charm, cheekiness and vulnerability to make Annalise sing. Get ready for the end of Act I number, “Why Is Your Penis on a Dead Girl’s Phone?” Samantha Hill as Lila Stanguard (played onscreen by Megan West) Yeah, yeah, we know: another dead person. But in flashbacks, she’s sweet, sexy and (no doubt) a soprano. Hill would nail it. Now more importantly, who killed her? And #WhoKilledSam? Also, is it on yet? Skylar Astin as Asher Millstone (played onscreen by Matt McGorry) Privileged, competitive and ever-awkward, Asher is both endearing and infuriating. He also has the best one-liners. With Astin in the role, you’d secretly root for him even as you’re rolling your eyes. Bryan Terrell Clark as Nate Lahey (played onscreen by Billy Brown) “What’s Going On” now has double meaning. Clark knocked us out as Marvin Gaye in Motown on Broadway, and in our dream cast, he’s Nate, a tough cop, who also happens to be Annalise’s man on the side. Here’s a guy who has the ability to be good even when he’s naughty. Sexual healing, anyone? Hunter Foster as Frank Delfino (played onscreen by Charlie Weber) Foster would make a great Frank, who’s unafraid of hard work—even if that work gets a little dirty. He’s a local tough guy with a weakness for sleeping with students. How many characters that Foster has played can be described as loyal, street smart and just a little unseemly? Just saying. View Commentslast_img read more

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