Events That Matter

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By W.A. Muller

Geraldo Rivera Celebrates the Publication of New Novel Out For Blood: Private Diary of a Gossip Vampire by Mike Walker

Geraldo Rivera hosted a book party to celebrate the launch of National Enquirer gossip columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mike Walker’s latest novel, Out For Blood: Private Diary of a Gossip Vampire at Ivy Bar and Grill.

An uproariously funny, satirical and surprisingly thought-provoking romp through the sex, lies, and videotape that make the Hollywood gossip machine go ‘round, Out For Blood is a novel that only the likes of Walker could write.

At the book launch party, Mike Walker, Geraldo Rivera and his wife Erica Levy were joined by many close friends and the media elite for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Ivy Bar and Grill, including New York Post columnist Richard Johnson, New York Observer writer Ben Widdicombe, Executive Producer of The Geraldo Rivera Radio Network Marty Berman, New York Daily News Confidenti@l gossip columnist Lachlan Cartwright, Vanity Fair contributing editor John Connolly, entertainment reporter Bill McCuddy, Inside Edition special correspondent Rita Cosby, Susie Coelho (ex-wife of Sonny Bono), creator of Eyewitness News Albert T. Primo, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Resident Magazine editor-in-chief Christopher Pape.

While celebrating Walker’s new novel, guests enjoyed an elegant jazz performance by The Jazz Company. The talented quartet included leader Allan Schwartzberg, trumpet player Warren Vache, guitarist Bob Mann, and bassist David Finck.

Mike Walker’s Out For Blood: Private Diary of a Gossip Vampire was published by original Fifty Shades of Grey publisher The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House on October 31st, 2013, and is currently available both in book stores and online.

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Ivy Bar & Grill Hosts Kick-Off Party for the Astaire Awards Honoring those in Theater and Dance

Ivy Bar and Grill, New York’s newest hotspot hosts The Astaire Award’s kick-off party with a private cocktail reception to celebrate the New Year and the start of the current theater and dance season. Hosted by Patricia Watt, attendees included Astaire Awards Board Members, Nominating Committee Members and other special guests including Laura Penn (Executive Director of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society), legendary dance instructor Luigi and Tony Award nominee Lee Roy Reams. This year’s award nominations are to be announced on Monday, May 5, 2014 with the awards ceremony to take place on Monday, June 3, 2014 at New York University’s Skirball Center .

Honorees Cora Cahan, who was responsible for the revitalization of 42nd St, head of The New Victory Theater and the driving force behind The Joyce and Patricia Birch who is receiving The Douglas Watt Lifetime Award on what would have been his centennial year. In addition, some of Broadway’s top choreographers attended including Warren Carlyle (After Midnight), Warren Adams(Hugh Jackman’s The Boy from Oz) and Warren Adams(Motown).

For more information about Ivy Bar & Grill or the Astaire Awards please visit ivybarnyc.com and merehansen.aisites.com.

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