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Tenth Avenue North plays in chapel, receives award

Tenth Avenue North is having a great year.

They released a successful debut album. They won a Dove Award for New Artist of the Year. And now they have received a young alumni award from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Mike Donehey and Jason Jamison, both PBA alumni from the class of 2003, along with bandmates Jeff Owen and Scott Sanders, performed in a special chapel service yesterday in the Greene Complex. Students, faculty and staff attended the worship service.

Christina Cernik, Beacon photo editor, was on hand to grab some pictures of the action.

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Beacon Features: PBA alumna prospers in dance

By Samone Davis
Contributing Writer

For multi-talented alumna Elizabeth “Liz” DeMarco, who graduated this past May, her professional career as a dancer starts off at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Theatre Department.

DeMarco fell in love with the arts at a young age.

Originally from Long Island, N.Y., she began acting at age of 10.

She starred in Christmas plays, shows and pageants at church where she found an interest in song and dance.
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Beacon News: Alumni bike across country

By Evelyn Ticona
Features Editor

Only six days ago, three Palm Beach Atlantic University graduates began what is probably the most compelling journey of their lives: a 3,100-mile bicycle trip.

“Our goal is to reach people along the way talking about God and tell them how fortunate we are for having Christ as the biggest part of our lives,” said Ryan James, who graduated in Fall 2008.

PBA alumnus Caleb Price, 23, who also graduated last fall, and 23-year-old Jonathan Engelhardt, who graduated in May 2008, are James’ companions on this journey. The bicycle ride began in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 29 and they expect to reach their destination in St. Augustine, Fla., by Nov. 12.

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Student dancers appear in music video directed by PBA alum

Three PBA students, Junior Chiara Casiraghi, sophomore Etta Preist and freshman Tiffany Teate, were recently featured in Christian recording artist Philip LaRue‘s latest music video for his single, “Chasing the Daylight.” The video features LaRue’s band playing the hit song on the beach while the Casiraghi and the other dancers performed some moves on the sand. The video was directed by another local, alum student Noah Carlson. Check it out here!

We recently caught up with Casiraghi to find out what it was like to work on set and how everything came together.

“Being in the video was a lot of fun I really enjoyed every aspect. The rehearsals, going on “set” to see what we would be dancing on, hanging out with Phillip, meeting his wife and baby, and hanging out with all the crew. And I loved the filming because it was so professional and serious, we were all focused on doing our best. The dancing part of the shoot took about one day.

Noah Carlson, the director, got my number from a mutual friend because he wanted dancers and a choreographer. We met and discussed what he was looking for regarding the video. I showed him some videos of me and my choreography. Ultimately it was Phillips who had the final say and I was very happy to have been chosen to work for them”

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PBA Local gets featured in blog

PBA Local gets its first big plug courtesy of PBA alumni blogger Chris Moody. Moody interviewed me earlier in the day and asked me just what was up with this new online publication.

A reminder to new readers out there, this blog will be offering news for both current students and alumni along with members of the Palm Beach Atlantic community at large.

Get the scoop at Moody’s Pen and stay tuned here to get the latest news at PBA.

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