COURTESY PHOTO Sun staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. HAVERHILL — The University of West London’s impressive list of graduates includes musicians such as Pete Townshend of the Who, the late Freddie Mercury of Queen, and several recent finalists on The X Factor, England’s wildly popular television talent show. Soon, some Northern Essex Community College students may be added to the mix. Northern Essex and the University of West London recently signed an articulation and study-abroad agreement that will allow NECC students to study for one or two semesters at the British university or transfer to the university’s Bachelor Degree programs after graduating with an Associate Degree from NECC. The two colleges are also exploring opportunities for faculty and staff exchanges and online partnerships. NECC President Lane Glenn met with Professor Peter John, vice chancellor of the university, recently to sign the articulation agreement, which is NECC’s second international articulation agreement. The first was signed with Bath Spa University in England, which welcomed its first group of NECC students this fall. Located in the West End of London, which is the heart of London’s creative district, UWL is well-known for its Performing Arts programs and offers a large Business school and degrees in Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, Art and Photography, Communications, and Engineering.
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“THE WHO HITS 50!” North American Tour To Include Special Guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – LA.com (Los Angeles, CA)
We’ve been very close friends with Joan Jett for a long time. She is the real deal. This will be a great night of rock and roll for everyone, Pete Townshend said. After the Runaways ended, THE WHO and Bill Curbishley stepped up, and let me use their studio, Ramport. That gave me the freedom to start my label, Blackheart Records. I’ve modeled my career and my company after their amazing organization. I’m so happy to be part of their 50th anniversary tour. No one personifies Rock and Roll Royalty more than THE WHO, said Joan Jett. Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film which she Executive Produced based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie.
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