OICMF thank you | LettersThursday, September 13, 2018
Festival Season a resounding success filled with glorious music. At the center of the festival, our phenomenal artists performed J.S. Bachs complete Brandenburg Concertos. Its hard to put into words what was felt by each artist and each audience member; both playing and listening to this magnificent music makes me believe the world is a better place.
OICMF is not just about the music but is also about relationships, both new and old. We are one unified family. We are open and inviting, and encouraging in a variety of roles. We love playing for kids, for seniors, for islanders and for visitors. Everyone has contributed in some way, large or small, to the operation of the festival. Each role is vital. To all our amazing volunteers, to those who create the beauty of the gorgeous flowers everywhere, to the chefs who provide incredible meals, to the homes opened to our musicians, to our generous donors and sponsors, to the artists, and to so many more: we thank you. OICMF is something far beyond a single dream, and far beyond people buying tickets and attending concerts. Weve all helped realize something that is genuinely remarkable and unique to our special corner of the world: Orcas Island. I look forward to the next chapter, complete with its challenges and rewards. Its a privilege to be part of this community and to bring music and so much more to everyone.
Founder and Artistic Director, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Ethereum's Walled Garden: Flowertokens and Terra0Thursday, September 13, 2018
FZI, an informatics research group, to explore the idea, Terra0 were eventually let down by the firm when it came time to deliver a prototype. Up to that point, a piece of land in Brandenburg was offered to perform the experiments, but the two founders explained that the vision was too broad to execute.
Eventually, they were approached by a spokesperson at a16z to develop a smaller model of what Terra0 could offer the world. And herein lies the birthplace of the groups most recent development: Flowertokens.
Flowertokens Are not Banancoins
The convenience of Flowertokens is that it allowed all the mistakes and kinks to be exposed without putting anything (except maybe 100 dahlias) in danger. As the startup is more of an art project than a business, there was also less pressure to get it right the first time. In the financially-crazed world of emerging digital assets, this is indeed refreshing.
The concept launched on July 23, 2018, and is as follows: Tokenize 100 real dahlias as ERC721 tokens (NFTs) and allow individuals to buy, sell, and trade these Flowertokens for a market-determined price.
To monitor the status of th...https://btcmanager.com/ethereums-walled-garden-flower-tokens-and-terra0/
Boundless Whimsy and Athleticism: MOMIX at the JoyceThursday, August 2, 2018
Need Some Body” brings the whole ensemble together along with rag dolls that resemble the Incredible Crash Dummies (from the early 90s PSAs on safe driving). Set to J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major,” they jerk and whirl their partners around the stage with hilarious fashion and campiness...https://thebroadwayblog.com/joyce-theater-momix-review/
Austin Toms Brandenburg, 99 - Herald-Mail MediaFriday, April 13, 2018
Mr. Austin Toms Brandenburg, a well-known local TV repairman and antenna specialist of Myersville, died Friday, March 30, 2018, at Vindobona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 99.Born Sept. 5, 1918, he was the son of the late Vada C. Toms and Oscar C. Brandenburg. He completed Myersville public school in 1931, and was one of the last two surviving members of the Middletown High School graduating class of 1935. He was secretary-treasurer.He enjoyed baseball, and in his youth, was a member of the Harmony softball and Myersville baseball teams. In later years, he enjoyed watching the Orioles win.He spent his early years working the family farm. In the early 1950s, he studied basic electronics and television. In 1952, he started a television repair and antenna installation service that continued for over half a century, often serving as many as three generations of some area families.In 2002, he marked 50 years in business, and he continued "climbing" for quite a few years past that. The occasion g...