ESPN Sports Network has taken over the new gymnasium at Salesian High School and turned into an "ESPY Prom" for star athletes including tennis star Serena Williams, New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, Green Bay Packers pass rusher Clay Matthews and sexy Olympic downhill racer Lindsey Vonn.
The shoot is to promote the 2011 ESPY Awards. Nominees will be officially announced next month. The 19th annual ESPY Awards ceremony will air live on ESPN from Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET. An ESPY Award, short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award. It is an accolade presented by ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony. The first ESPYs were awarded in 1993. The ESPYs are hosted by a contemporary celebrity; the style, though, is more relaxed, light, and self-referential than that of many other awards shows like the Grammys and Oscares, with comedic sketches usually included.
Also on hand for the shoot today at Salesian is John Wall of the NBA's Washington Wizards, B.J. Raji of the Green Bay Packers, Kevin Love of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves. Scheduled but not available today was the New York Yankees First Baseman Mark Texiera. Saturday Night Live Weekend Anchor Seth Meyers who will host the annual summer event was also on hand.
WVOX’S “Metal Mayhem” Show in New York To Present “THE BIG 4″ Live Block This Friday!
In honor of the “The Big 4″ concerts featuring Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, WVOX’s "Metal Mayhem" will air it’s “Big 4 Live Block” saluting each band with tracks from each group every Friday between 6-7pm exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide.
The monumental New York area date for “The Big 4″ is September 14th at Yankee Stadium.
Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110 and request their favorite “Big 4 Live Block”.
This is an awesome way the listeners and fans can be a part of our salute to The Big 4″ by just picking up the phone and requesting their favorite Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth or Anthrax song!” says host Matt O’Shaughnessy of WVOX.
I have spent the past couple of days getting caught up, posting older articles, clearing the backlog in my email inbox and otherwise refocusing on Talk of the Sound. Here are a few items of note that did not get covered due to my time spent on the campaign.
The Westchester County District Attorney postponed the Grand Jury hearing scheduled for May 10th. The DA plans to reschedule another hearing for early June with an entirely new Grand Jury panel.
City Manger Charles B. Strome and Finance Commissioner Howard Rattner announce the appointment of Dan Whittemore as City Assessor, effective May 2, 2011. He will assume the position of Louis “Chip” Perone who is retiring.
Mr. Whittemore has over 25 years experience in the assessment field, serving most recently as the Deputy Assessor for the Town of Greenburg. Under NYS Real Property Tax Law, Mr. Whittemore will fill Mr. Perone’s unexpired term from May 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013.
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Bro. Thomas R. Leto Iona Prep President
On Saturday, April 30th, The Journal News of Westchester County had a story relating that the Christian Brothers Institute has filed for Chapter 11 protection and reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York. As a separately incorporated entity Iona Preparatory School is neither involved in nor affected by this filing. There will be no short or long-term consequences on the viability and continuity of our school, or on the quality of education that is the hallmark of Iona Prep. Students, parents, faculty and our entire community can be confident that Iona Prep will continue its long-standing tradition of providing the highest quality education that challenges our young men in an environment and culture based on our Catholic faith, the Gospel of Jesus and the traditions of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.
New Rochelle, NY (April 2011) Dick Cavett, Emmy Award winner, television personality and writer, will be master of ceremonies at Iona College’s Trustee Award Dinner, Friday, April 29 at The Waldorf Astoria, New York City.
The event will honor Brother James A. Liguori, CFC, EdD, who will be ending his 17th and final year as Iona College’s seventh President, in recognition of his contributions in raising the college’s stature.
“Brother Liguori has left an indelible mark at Iona College. His legacy is evident everywhere on the campus,” said James P. Hynes, Chair of Iona’s Board of Trustees. He added: “Under his leadership, Iona was transformed from a commuter school to a prestigious, nationally-recognized, mid-sized college and a vital neighbor in the New Rochelle community.”
Fire Commissioner Raymond “Doc” Kiernan today announced his retirement from the New Rochelle Fire Department. Commissioner Kiernan has served the City for 45 years. His retirement becomes effective July 30, 2011.
“I certainly had a very rewarding career,” said Commissioner Kiernan. “It was an honor to be head of the New Rochelle Fire Department for so long, and I look forward to new blood carrying it into the future.”
“Words cannot express the impact of the Commissioner’s decades of service to the city,” said City Manager Charles B. Strome, III. “Doc will be severely missed by everyone who lives and works in New Rochelle. He truly is a public servant, who insured public safety for a long period of time.”
Strome indicated that no successor has been named as yet, and that the City would be conducting an extensive evaluation and search in the months to come.
The New Rochelle Jazz Festival "Jazz in July" is gearing up for beautiful downtown New Rochelle/
The events will showcase local talent with a French Connection, Malo Mazurie from France. Kick off parties in local restaurants surrounding the "Green" will occur on July 8. Day and evening concerts will take place on July 9-10 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the "Library Green" and on July 11 at Chase Park in Scarsdale.
Featured artists include: Bob Baldwin, Gil Paris, Brian Carter, and Many more.
For Info: www.newrochellejazzfest.com
Isaac E. Young Principal Anthony Bongo was granted permission to walk in the graduation ceremony last week at Columbia University Teachers College, subject to completion of all requirements. It is typical that doctoral candidates who are waiting a final read of their dissertation but have completed all their course work and reached the final stages on their dissertation are allowed to go through the ceremony. Bongo has been enrolled in the Organization and Leadership program, a sort of "executive" doctoral program since 1996.