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Martens files for Clerk of Superior be removed from case

first_imgFacebook TAGSfeaturedJason CorbettlimerickMolly martensmurdernorth carolinaThomas Martens Email Murder accused Molly Martens Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Murder accused Molly MartensMOLLY Martens’ lawyers have filed a motion seeking to remove Clerk of Superior Court Brian Shipwash from the Jason Corbett case amid claims that he and a lawyer for the Limerickman’s estate held “unethical secretive converstions”.The legal team for Ms Martens, who has been charged with second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter, has sought that the Clerk of the Superior Court hand over all his communications regarding the decision made to award guardianship of Jason’s children Jack and Sarah to his sister Tracey Lynch.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Walter Holton, lawyer for Ms Martens, said that “conduct by the the Clerk is so egregious as to necessitate the disqualification of Mr Shipwash from any future proceedings in the matter.”Murder accused Molly Martens, is currently within a 30 day period where she has been ordered to return the items that she had taken from the home where Jason Corbett was murdered last August.Molly, (32) who together with her father Thomas Martens, (65) have been indicted in the US courts with the manslaughter and second degree murder of Jason on August 2 last when he was bludgeoned to death.Mr Corbett was found dead in the bedroom of his North Carolina home that he shared with his children, his second wife and former nanny Molly Martens.The father and daughter pair were charged and released on bail bonds of $200,000 each.Last September, a court order was put in place preventing Ms Martens from removing anything from the home at Panther Creek, Wallburg, North Carolina.However, on January 21 last, Ms Martens is understood to have taken the “majority of the tangible personal property located in the home and placed that property storage” according to court documents filed.Ms Martens argued that she only took items that she had paid for with a credit card in her sole nameHowever papers filed in court showed that the card was financed from the couple’s joint account which contained mostly money earned by Mr Corbett. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsMartens files for Clerk of Superior be removed from caseBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2016 838 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleLimerick student is All-Ireland Youth Volunteer of the YearNext articleLimerick woman highlights plight of circus elephants Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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A song cycle reborn

first_imgIn the darkest, cruelest depth of winter, a frozen landscape accosts your splintered heart that was broken by a maiden who found love in the arms of another. Misery is your only companion as you wander aimlessly in the cold. So what do you do?Naturally, you break into song about it.Or so decided Franz Schubert, the 19th-century Austrian composer who set his bleak and moving 24-song cycle “Winterreise” (“Winter Journey”) to poems about lost love by German poet Wilhelm Müller. The words and music add up to an unabashed, unrelenting tribute to grief.But the forlorn and sufferers from seasonal affective disorder can take heart. The American Repertory Theater  (A.R.T.) is offering a bright twist on Schubert’s solemn composition with its production of “Three Pianos.”In the hands of a trio of talented actor-musicians, Schubert’s work is transformed into both a silly and soul-searching house party with, as its title suggests, three pianos, and the audience as guests. With the songs sung in English, German, and occasionally a “bad English translation of German,” according to co-creator Rick Burkhardt, the production captures a passion for the music and connects to its melancholy message using both humor and heartache.“We were tempted to do the things we normally do, which is be amusing and sometimes lighthearted,” said Burkhardt. “But the piece also insists that we hold on to the mood — it’s a radical piece even for today. We kept getting pushed by the music in directions that were sometimes uncomfortable … it made us think about our own histories of heartbreak.”Schubert, who died at age 31, found little critical success during his short life. Much of the buzz generated around his work was the result of a committed cadre of friends who attended regular “Schubertiads,” festive events held in private homes to celebrate, perform, and promote Schubert’s music.It was in the spirit of those informal soirees that Burkhardt and collaborators Alec Duffy and Dave Malloy began to envision “Three Pianos” on a bitter February evening in New York City. During a party in a church, the three stumbled across copies of the somber Schubert song cycle in the choir loft. The accomplished musicians took turns singing and playing the first songs in the series on a nearby grand piano. Soon, others at the party joined in to harmonize or listen and enjoy. Before the night was out they had played through the entire work.“We realized when we were done that we had just enacted inadvertently a Schubertiad,” said Burkhardt. “And we realized we had the potential to give that extraordinary experience to an audience.”Throughout “Three Pianos,” the actors adopt the personas of Schubert’s friends and of the composer. They also play themselves, re-enacting their own arguments about the music and discussing the history of the work. The show comes complete with wine for interested audience members, and imaginative jazz, rock, and other interpretations of Schubert’s songs, in an effort, said Burkhardt “to give people access to this music.”The group spent time in Vienna in 2009, visiting the homes where the composer was born and died, and some of the halls where his music was played.  Later, they read his diaries and letters and those of his contemporaries.They found that “Winterreise” was in direct opposition to the popular romantic music of the day. Instead of being “florid and beautiful,” Schubert’s sparse and slow-paced composition was written largely in minor keys. But the poets whose work he set to music loved it.“In our research, we came across several examples of poets saying ‘I only learned what my poem meant when I heard the setting of it,’ ” said Burkhardt. “That is a rather remarkable thing.”With their new interpretation, Burkhardt and his co-creators hope to accomplish something similar by helping audiences connect with the work on a deeper emotional level.“There is a history of using art and song in particular to access emotions within you that are difficult to deal with … that’s a rich history and a history that I think all of us have tapped into at some point, and I think it’s good to see what comes from publicly acknowledging that.”“Three Pianos” runs from Dec. 7 through Jan. 8. For more information, visit the A.R.T. website.last_img read more

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Supermarket Christmas ranges 2019

first_imgEach year, we give you a preview of the new Christmas ranges before they land on supermarket shelves. Use the dropdown menu to see each supermarket’s festive food and drink ranges for this year.last_img