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Irish/American Baritone Brian Mulligan Hits All the Right Notes

Although famed baritone Brian Mulligan has performed in opera houses around the world to wide-spread acclaim, the Irish/American singer always enjoys returning to the peace and quiet of his Pacific Heights home and neighborhood.
As he prepares to debut in the title role in the San Francisco Opera’s production of “Sweeny Todd” in September, the New York native is thrilled that his long-time dream of playing the psychotic barber is being fulfilled.
“It’s a brutal role,” he says. “With a range emotion of joy to despair, it the kind of role you long for.”
Mulligan studied voice at Yale University before moving on to the prestigious Julliard School of Music. While still a Julliard student, he debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in December of 2003 in Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow), an opera in three acts by Richard Strauss.
The baritone is a perfectionist when it comes to learning his roles, interpreting the musical score, and rehearsing endlessly to hit each melodic note perfectly.
The range of roles Mulligan has appeared in is astonishing for such a young performer. From his critically acclaimed performance of Richard Nixon in Nixon in China with the San Francisco Opera to debuting in Pique Dame in Zürich and in the Frankfurt Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Mulligan has more than proven his versatility as a world-class baritone artist.
Mulligan doesn’t limit his performances to operatic settings. He is a popular soloist on the domestic symphony orchestra circuit. He has performed in sold-out concerts with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago and Houston Symphony Orchestras and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in recent years.
Not limited to live stage appearances, his performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony in Los Angeles was recorded by Deutsche Grammophon and released on DVD in 2012.
Mulligan credits his primary voice instructor, W. Stephen Smith, for much of his success. Always one for hard work and total effort, Mulligan shies away from listening to the recorded voices of yesterday and today and prefers to get his musical inspiration directly from the composers through their written scores.
Although bestowed with numerous awards for his singing talents, Mulligan says that being named one of the top 100 Irish Americans by the Irish America Magazine is one of his favorite honors.

Critically Acclaimed Operatic Barritone: Brian Mulligan

Born in Endicott, New York, Brian Mulligan began pursuing music at a young age. To study his passion, Brian Mulligan attended Yale University and the Juliard School.
Brian Mulligan major debut performance was at the Metropolitan Opera in December of 2003. He was still a student at the Juliard School when he took the stage at the Met. His debut performance was in the Opera Die Frau ohne Schatten. After his debut performance, Brian Mulligan performed throughout many other cities in America and the whole world including San Francisco, Zurich, Chicago, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston. He has performed as Marcello in La Bohème, Yeletsky in Pique Dame, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Prospero in Ades’ The Tempest, Prometheus in Die Vögel,Valentin in a new production of Gounod’s Faust, Jake Wallace in La Fanciulla del West. Brian Mulligan has played a wide range of roles and continues to do so throughout American and European countries!

While Brian Mulligan performed with the San Francisco Opera House, he portrayed Richard Nixon in the Opera “Nixon in China.” He received rave reviews from critics for his stellar performance. This is well known as one of his standout and best performances. Brian Mulligan has also received multiple awards for his Operatic work. In fact, the Los Angeles philharmonic states that Brian Mulligan has “been awarded a Richard Tucker Career Grant and a Sara Tucker Study Grant and the George London Prize,” all major operatic accomplishments.

Brian Mulligan currently lives in the city of San Francisco, California. Although he’s a resident of San Francisco, he also holds dual citizenship with Ireland. Brian enjoys spending time in San Francisco’s presidio district. Brian focuses a majority of his time on his operatic work and is constantly practicing his operas. He likes to sound original and practices the old fashioned way. As Brian Mulligan states, “If you come to my dressing room, the score will be open on my table, and I’ll study it through the final performance. I spend a lot of time making sure every note I sing is inspired from a place of care, giving, and from the air moving through my vocal folds.”

Brian Mulligan is an incredibly accomplished singer with a true and genuine passion for the operas that he performs.

Juniper Networks Recent Stock Climb

Shaygan Kheradpir is a respected figure in the tech industry having worked with Verizon and the Barclay group where he helped pave the way for communications in the 21st Century. Recently he has been working in the American Banking Industry conducting innovative work that looks to help the current American economy. He was the CEO of Juniper Networks but as of Nov 2014 he has resigned. Juniper Networks is an Internet Protocol Networking company based in the Silicon Valley.

Juniper Networks continues to grow in all the right directions despite the recent changes in the executive hierarchy. As a company they have made strides in the fields of networking technology by taking advantage of the recent boom in the markets of cloud computing and data virtualization. The company has also benefited from its recent growth into the Software Defined Network field, which allows their network administrators to manage the network services through lower level functionality.

This all of course has increased their stock price which in the end is what matter to their shareholders and given the recent jump of .30 in the market share over this past trading day I think it’s safe to assume that Juniper Networks will continue growing in the right direction as long as there is a need for technological security and advancement.

Amazon Customers Can Now Stream HBO

HBO has long been known for being the studio behind many of T.V.s greatest hits, but the premium channel has had distribution issues. With more and more people on Skout and social media, leaving cable behind, the need to pay for extra channels has diminished. Their response has been the HBO Now streaming service which is currently available through Apple TV, Dish Network, and Cablevision System’s Optimum TV. The service costs $15 a month. In the next few weeks customers will be able to access the service on Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV stick.

While HBO hasn’t released data on how widespread its streaming service is, other companies have been quick to trumpet the death of traditional TV. Netflix gained 3.3 million new subscribers during the second quarter. Marketwatch has reported that their CEO Reed Hastings stated that he expects to add 5-6 million new subscribers each year. Google announced recently that viewing hours on YouTube grew by more than 60% in the second quarter. Analysts belive that HBO Now has somewhere between 850,000 and 1 million subscribers.

Tim Duncan Travels To Meet LaMarcus Aldridge

Yahoo Sports reports that Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Coach Greg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs are meeting with free agent LaMarcus Aldridge to try and woo him to sign with the team. Parker, Pop, and Duncan are all travelling to Aldridge’s off-season home city, Los Angeles, to try and convince him that San Antonio is a great fit for him. Duncan is a free agent, but the fact that he is travelling to meet with one of the off-season’s biggest free agents suggests that he is planning to play another season for the Spurs. The Spurs have been in two out of the last three NBA Finals and would like to try to be a contender again. They believe that Aldridge might be the key to a return to the Finals, and it is rumored that Duncan may take a pay cut to help his team land the free agent. The Spurs aren’t the only team trying to land the forward, but it’s thought that San Antonio is where Aldridge is leaning toward signing right now stated terra.com. The Mavericks, Rockets, and Lakers are all vying for him and may be places he would like to go as well. It will be interesting to see where LaMarcus ends up, but it’s safe to say that if he signs with the Spurs they have a good chance to make it back to the Finals soon.

Chris Brown Rihanna Run In

Lately, Chris Brown has been dealing with more drama than one man should ever get used to. Not only is Chris still in the early stages of fatherhood and learning how to be a parent and a celebrity, but he is dealing with typical drama from Nia Guzman who wants more money for Royalty. Karrueche Tran used to be Chris’s fallback plan, but after finding out the news about Chris fathering a 9 month baby girl Karrueche cut Chris off once and forall. Chris has made multiple attempts to get back with Karrueche but she refuses him time and again.

Now that Karrueche is used to Chris’s constant ups and down, she knows how to deal with Chris without making too much of a scene. Speaking of scenes, Chris is lucky he didn’t make one last Friday while partying at Hooray Henry’s when Rihanna and her new boyfriend Karim Benzema. Apparently Chris quickly spotted the new couple, and and didn’t start any drama.

Just a few days ago Chris was in a shouting match with is ex Karrueche, after she turned down his advances in a club. Ricardo Tosto knows there is probably more to the story, and others on WhosWhoLegal.com agree.

Sources say that there was no drama whatsoever, Rihanna and Karim were seated comfortable and seemed to be very affectionate. Chris watched in the distance but he remained on his best behavior. Either baby Royalty is having a positive effect on Chris, or he is trying to catch flies than honey.

Why Are More Music Artists Collaborating?

You may have noticed a rising trend in music artists who are actually collaborating with each other on songs and entire albums. This is something that is still a relatively new concept, though it has been done before decades ago. There are a variety of reasons why music artists are beginning to collaborate with one another when making songs and albums. One reason for this is because it helps to bring in more fans because of the fact that there are two major artists who are working on a song together. Fans of one artist may be able to discover their like for the other artist because of the fact that they are both in the same song.

The trend of collaborating has been around for quite awhile now, but it is just beginning to grow again in popularity. It almost seems weird to those at Qnet if there isn’t someone featured on a track. That is what those on Yahoo are accustomed to seeing. Nowadays, there are many albums that have collaborations on them from one artist to the next, and this is definitely something that is still a relatively new concept in the modern music industry. Just turn on the radio and you’ll find a wide range of songs being played with multiple artists. Collaborating is something that can benefit the artists and the fans as well, so it is definitely something that is not going to be going out of style any time soon just because of how many people are enjoying this when they listen to their music.

Writing and Editing Wikipedia: Some Basic Guidelines

 

When writing a Wikipedia page, there are several things that you will want to keep firmly in mind, first among them being that whatever you write or change, the article should read objectively. This is not the place for opinions or promotion, either on behalf of yourself or a particular cause. The article should read in a similar way to a news article in the paper, with as little in the way of biased language as possible. If the article in question seems to personal for an editor, it is probably too personal for Wikipedia. It is important to stick to only the facts.

If you are in the process of editing a page, the above also holds true. It is very helpful when an editor removes spam, which here means biased or otherwise inappropriate language. For example, if a previous contributor has added a section about how completely crazy a certain senator to said senator’s bio, that section would be considered spam, and it should be removed. Even if the senator in question does have a history of mental health issues, those should be detailed respectfully, relying only on official diagnoses or publicly available knowledge, and using dispassionate, professional language.

According to GetYourWiki.com spam might also be an overly lengthy explanation, as is often seen in plot summaries of television shows or movies. You can help edit these articles by paring down the summaries to the bare essentials. There is no need to detail every twist and turn of the plot; in most cases, a basic rundown of characters, setting, and premise will do just fine.

It is also critical to include sources for your work when writing and editing articles. The lack of good sourcing is currently the major criticism leveled against Wikipedia as a reliable, “serious” source. When you cite sources, you not only help the people reading your article- you help anyone who might want to correct or expand upon what you have written. Be sure to cite everything in the proper format, and seriously consider adding in-text links for especially contentious information.

Is Wade Going to Cleveland?

Years ago, when LeBron made his famous decision to go to Miami and play for the Heat, he did it because he wanted to play with Dwayne Wade. He wanted to win a title, and he knew he wasn’t good enough to do it all on his own. He had to have help, and Wade gave it to him. The two went to a number of NBA Finals, and they won two of them.

Now, LeBron has come back to Cleveland and the Heat are no longer relevant stated Jaime Garcia Dias. Dwayne Wade’s contract situation is also getting to be a bit of a mess, and there is a lot of speculation that the Heat will not keep the aging and often-hurt star. He can still be good, but he’s nowhere near as good as he used to be. Is there a chance that he’d now follow LeBron to Celveland to win a title there?

The odds actually seem pretty good, considering a juicy bit of information that came out recently. Someone spottedWade’s father, and he was wearing a shirt with the Cavs logo on it. That could indicate that he already knows his son is switching teams and he is a fan of the switch.

Of course, it could also mean nothing. There are a lot of bandwagon Cavs fans out there, and maybe Wade’s dad is just one of them. Still, it could mean everything.

How Low Can He Go?

In general terms, going low in golf IS the goal. The lower the score, the higher up on the leaderboard you go. But for Tiger Woods, “low” is a word that has begun to evoke pity. The first round of the US Open found Woods not only fighting Chambers Bay, the link-styled golf course hosting the Open, but more importantly, fighting himself in just about every way possible. Hole after hole the fans remained by Woods’ side, yelling out their support, hoping for a Tiger Woods of many years past. The sad reality of it all is that the Tiger Woods of years past may never show his face again. The Tiger Woods we see today is a shell of his former self. A constant fight with swings, with his short game and with his putting. This isn’t a one tweak and all is right. Tiger Woods is a complete overhaul waiting to happen. At 39, is it even possible? Has the game already passed one of the world’s greatest golfers? If this US Open is any indication, Tiger Woods has hit rock bottom. Or has he? A man with that much talent has got to have some kick left. Fans of Tiger, like Kevin Seawright, are hoping against hope that soon the real Tiger finds his way back. But until then, the cringe-worthy game he is currently playing could well be the norm.