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Don’t Miss This Year’s Gala — Rubix Kube is Not To Be Missed!

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Jul 142017
 

“RUBIX KUBE – the galaxy’s most original ’80s tribute band” and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW – headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s fifteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, a dessert bar and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

RUBIX KUBE and their EIGHTIES STRIKES BACK SHOW is a one-of-a-kind, interactive ’80s time warp extravaganza. RUBIX KUBE is led by a male and female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in-the-blink-of-an-eye into the voice and character of any ’80s icon. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Aerosmith and more! Their supporting sidekicks are some of the most excellent and versatile musicians around, including Steve Brown of the million-selling Rock band TRIXTER and David Z from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. All are decked out in vibrant, vintage ’80s threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, and all The Gremlins at once. The KUBE is able to crank out Pop, Rock, New Wave, and Dance hits from the decade of decadence, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.  This fast-paced, exhilarating show is truly a most AWESOME ‘80s experience.

“RUBIX KUBE is so exciting – they look like and sound like the real thing! It’s a ’80s party so guests should feel free to come dressed in their favorite ’80s garb,” said Judy Primavera, co-founder, and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation.  “There is something for everyone – excellent entertainment, yummy desserts, and ‘totally rad’ auction and raffle items to bring home.” 

The Gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Jared Brown, Artistic Director of Square Foot Theatre with Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob and Andrea Kennedy and Broadway Method Academy’s Connor Deane & J. Scott Handley serving as co-hosts.

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, was founded to celebrate the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.  Since the foundation’s creation in 2002, nearly 750,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded which have touched the lives of thousands of area youth each year. For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: jamieart@snet.net.

Knights Of Columbus Award Scholarships In Orange

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Aug 102015
 

Shown smiling at the reception for recipients of the sixteenth annual Father Killeen Scholarship Fund Scholarships were (L to R): Kevin Hadlock (honoree), Anthony Coscia (recipient of the Kevin Hadlock Scholarship), Cynthia Celone, Thomas D’Orso, Alec Melotto (recipient of the Brian T. D'Orso Memorial Scholarship), Susan D'Orso, Amelia Justo, Michael Muttitt (Grand Knight of Holy Infant Council of the Knights of Columbus).

Shown at the annual Father Killeen Scholarship Fund Scholarships awards are: Kevin Hadlock (honoree), Anthony Coscia (recipient of the Kevin Hadlock Scholarship), Cynthia Celone, Thomas D’Orso, Alec Melotto (recipient of the Brian T. D’Orso Memorial Scholarship), Susan D’Orso, Amelia Justo, Michael Muttitt (Grand Knight of Holy Infant Council of the Knights of Columbus).

The Holy Infant Council of the Knights of Columbus (#12523) recently awarded its sixteenth annual scholarships, totaling $2,500, to four young members of Holy Infant parish in Orange. 

The Knights administer the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund, which funds each of the scholarships.  The scholarship recipients were: Cynthia Celone, Anthony Coscia Amelia Justo,and Alec Melotto.  Each of the scholarship applicants were judged on four criteria: community service, academic achievement in high school, character, and a personal essay.

Alec Melotto, the son of Albert and Jody Melotto of Orange, was awarded the thirteenth annual Brian T. D’Orso Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of a Holy Infant parishioner and Amity High School student who demonstrated a particular interest and devotion to community service before he perished in a tragic accident in November 2002.  Alec graduated from Amity Regional Senior High School in June, and will be attending  Fairfield  University, where he plans to major in business.  Thomas & Susan D’Orso, parents of Brian D’Orso, presented Alec with the scholarship.  This year’s Brian T. D’Orso Memorial Scholarship was in the amount of $750.

Anthony Coscia, son of Tony and Beth Coscia of Orange, received the Kevin Hadlock Scholarship.  This is the eleventh annual scholarship awarded in honor of a different member of the Holy Infant parish community, whose contribution to the parish and the community is honored each year on a rotating basis.  Anthony graduated from Amity Regional Senior High School in June, and he will be  attending Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. in August, where he will major in Actuarial Science.  The Kevin Hadlock Scholarship was in the amount of $750, and was presented to Anthony by Mr. Hadlock.

Amelia Justo is the daughter of Robert and Kara Justo of Orange.  She received a $500 scholarship from the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund.  Amelia graduated from the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy (Lauralton Hall) in May, and has committed to attend Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, NY.  She has selected a major in business, with a concentration in marketing/accounting.

Cynthia Celone, the daughter of Jim Celone of West Haven and Mary Celone of Orange, also received a $500 scholarship from the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund.  Cynthia graduated from Amity Regional Senior High School in June.  She is enrolling at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT, which is affiliated with the University of New Haven.  Her choice of major is undecided at this time.

The  annual honoree scholarship is named to honor a member of Holy Infant parish who has contributed their time, talent and/or treasure significantly to their parish and community.  For 2015, Kevin Hadlock was selected as the honoree.  Mr. Hadlock has been a member of Holy Infant parish for 34 years; in that time, he has served his parish in several capacities.  He has been a Eucharistic Minister for more than 25 years, has been an active member of the Parish Social Ministry program, has served on the Parish Council and is currently serving on the Parish Finance Council. In addition, as a charter member of the Holy Infant Knights of Columbus, he has been an officer of the club since its founding, and is a Past Grand Knight. 

During his year as a Grand Knight, the council received “Star Council” status, awarded to less than 2% of K of C councils worldwide each year. Previous honorees for whom the scholarship has been named have included Deacons John Hoffman, Joseph Sullivan, late Deacons Americo Bichi and Bernie Hayden, Mrs. Peggy Brinsmade, longtime religious education teacher and retired Director of Religious Education at Holy Infant, retired Judge of Probate and thirty-year member of the Holy Infant Finance Council Charles Flynn, Diane Raikis, long-time music director of the Holy Infant Folk Ensemble, CCD teacher and former Parish Council President, the late Mary DeVito, who served her parish in a wide variety of ways for over 40 years, Joseph P. Coss, who has served his parish extensively for many years, Heather Allen, a tireless supporter and leader of the Youth Ministry program at Holy Infant, and John LaViola, three-time Grand Knight and participant in a broad array of parish activities over the past half century.

The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus Council #12523 established the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund in 1999, in honor of  the late Reverend Bernard Killeen, the co-pastor of Holy Infant parish from 1982-1999, who passed away in 2010.  The scholarships funded by the Father Killeen Scholarship Fund are awarded on a competitive basis to any eligible young person who is a parishioner of Holy Infant Church, and who has distinguished him/herself academically, with high moral character and a strong record of community service.  To date, over $37,000 in scholarships has been awarded by the Fund.

The Broadway Boys Will Take The Stage Saturday At Annual Jamie Hulley Fundraiser

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Sep 062013
 

The Broadway Boys are headlining at the Jamie A Hulley Fundraiser on Sept. 7.

The Broadway Boys are headlining at the Jamie A Hulley Fundraiser on Sept. 7.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation will present its eleventh annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit at the Regina A. Quick Center at Fairfield University.

Straight from New York City’s great white way and back by popular demand are The BROADWAY BOYS with a new list of old time favorites and contemporary show stoppers. Favorite Broadway tunes are transformed with a delightful mix of Pop, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, and Folk and delivered in perfect 6-part harmony to create an unforgettable Broadway experience. As a special tribute to Jamie, the Broadway Boys will debut their new arrangement of the song For Good from the mega-hit Broadway show Wicked.

Before The Boys take the stage; the audience will be treated to a short showcase of a very talented group of students who have participated in the foundation’s scholarship and grant programs.

2013 Jamie Hulley Foundation flyerBut the question remains, with ten-year veteran Master of Ceremonies, David Raffauf, on a leave of absence, who will command the stage?

The Evening for the Arts reception begins at 6 pm and includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction with more than 150 items including a vacation getaway, vintage, handcrafted & designer items, baskets of treats to fulfill every desire, theater and sports tickets including box seats to a Yankee-Red Sox game, Hollywood and sport memorabilia, and special gifts from the cast of the Broadway Musical Motown, Yoko Ono, and Derek Jeter’s Turn2Foundation. The performance begins at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and may be purchased through the Quick Center Box office 203-254-4010.  For information contact the foundation at 203-891-8869 or jamieart@snet.net

What the Foundation does for our kids

The Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created in the memory of Orange CT resident Jamie Alaine Hulley and dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals. All proceeds from the gala go to support annual scholarships, grants, and educational programs in the arts which impact the lives of hundreds of children, teens and early career adults throughout the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.

The foundation awards grants to teachers in local public and parochial schools to bring professional artists, musicians, dancers, actors, and authors into the classroom to enhance the traditional curriculum through the arts. Thus far, schools in Ansonia, Bethany, Bridgeport, Derby, East Haven, Fairfield, Hartford, Orange, Manchester, New Haven, North Haven, Stratford, West Haven, and Willimantic have received grants.

The foundation also awards Community Grants to local non-profits such as the Milford Boys & Girls Club for an after school art program, the Amity Teen Center for a mural project, the New England Ballet Company for a 20-week school-readiness-through-dance program for Bridgeport preschoolers, and the Square Foot Theatre in North Haven youth and adult theater companies. The foundation provides college scholarships in Theatre and in Studio Art as well as scholarships to children for music lessons and summer theater camp.

Originally Published on Aug. 12, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.