Observer appoints top editor

first_imgThe Observer General Board elected News Editor Ann Marie Jakubowski as the 2014-15 Editor-in-Chief on Wednesday.Jakubowski, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a double major in English and Spanish with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.A resident of McGlinn Hall, Jakubowski has coordinated all of The Observer’s news coverage for the past year.“I am so honored and humbled to be chosen as The Observer’s next leader,” Jakubowski said. “I have learned so much from the past few years here and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish going forward.”Jakubowski became News Editor in the spring of 2013, and the first major project of her term was leading the coverage of Pope Francis’ election in March 2013. She will spend the upcoming summer as a reporting intern with the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH.Jakubowski said she looks forward to building off the momentum of past Editorial Boards and learning from the challenges ahead.“I’m going into this with a lot of energy and excitement because I am so proud of the work everyone does in this office,” she said. “I have a lot to learn, and I am so lucky to be a part of this incredible organization.”Jakubowski will take over as Editor-in-Chief on March 3.Tags: Editor-in-Chieflast_img read more

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Mary Michael Patterson to Succeed Sierra Boggess in Phantom

first_img from $29.00 The Phantom of the Opera Related Shows Star Files View Comments The angels of music are switching things up on the Great White Way! Mary Michael Patterson will succeed Broadway.com Audience Choice award winner Sierra Boggess as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. Boggess will play her final performance on September 6. New cast member Kaley Ann Voorhees will replace Patterson as the Christine alternate, while Norm Lewis will continue in the role of the Phantom through January 31.That’s not all! Patterson is set to remain with the production through December 13. From December 15, Julia Udine, the current star of the Phantom National Tour, will take over from Patterson. And Kara Klein, who went on maternity leave last December, will return to the role of Meg Giry beginning September 22, succeeding Deanna Doyle.Continuing in the longest-running show on Broadway are current co-stars Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Ellen Harvey as Madame Giry and Christian Šebek as Piangi.Check out Lewis and Boggess’ rendition of the title song below. Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

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