By Rory Winston Although you may have heard the legendary skull allegory, few people today working outside the field of comedy are familiar with the name Del P. Close. Yes, he’s the guy who on his deathbed bequeathed his skull to be used as a credited prop in the Goodman Theater’s upcoming rendition of Hamlet.…
By W.A. Muller
Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and the City of New York Parks & Recreation Department.
With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan
Angelina Jolie confesses of her new film, “Maleficent has a wicked sense of fun. She enjoys being evil and she revels in it.” Her co-star Elle Fanning admits, “I’d much rather dress like a 5-year-old than a 21 year old.”
My colleagues over at the Confidential column of the New York Daily News are reporting that Solange Knowles’ elevator attack on her brother-in-law Jay Z at a Met Gala after-party in the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District was ignited because the rap mogul had plans to head to Rihanna’s after-party without Beyonce’.
Sampsa’s Street Art: a genre 70 years in the making By Rory Winston It was in 1944 at the height of the holocaust when a locally renowned actor staged a performance in Budapest’s largest theater – one regularly frequented by Nazi officials and soldiers alike. The event took place just a few weeks after the…
By W. A. Muller
“Ladies Who Lunch for a Cure”
Benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation launches “Ladies Who Lunch for A Cure” on May 6, 2014 at a private East Side landmark residence owned by Dena K. Weiner and David Rozenholc. The event will honor Nicole Miller who will showcase her Spring/Summer 2014 collection before a private audience, and benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
By W. A. Muller Vaneese Thomas, daughter of R n’ B legend Rufus Thomas will be launching her latest album this June 17th, 2014 with a performance at New York’s The Cutting Room – the venue that has propelled several singers to stardom over the years including Lady Gaga. Vaneese possesses one of the great…
Hedwig and the Angry Inch : Theater Review / NY / Broadway / Time : 2014 Spring
By Rory Winston
What would I be writing if Hedwig and the Angry Inch was the name of a real band rather than the fictitious one in the play of that title? Since suspension of disbelief rarely gets easier than when one is under the spell of Neil Patrick Harris, let’s begin with our very own mock-rock concert review:
Born of the rubble that had once been the Berlin Wall, the heavily underpublicized glam-meets-punk rock band Hedwig and the Angry Inch hijacked the Belasco Theatre last night in an once-in-a-lifetime performance that showed New Yorkers that tearing down the walls of gender and musical genre alike is still one of the best ways to ‘bring down the house.’ But how did a spin-off project that had recently been no more than the supporting band for rock legend Tommy Gnosis get booked in one of the most prestigious houses on the Great White way? The story seems as twisted as the transgender East German lead singer of the band.
By George Wayne The first thing you notice about the brawny Russian-born mastodon Alex Reznik is his immense barrel chest and the sprawling muscled mass that envelops his broad back and thick neck. If he looks like a personal trainer well, that is because he is. What makes him exemplary and the current talk of…
By Hillary Latos As Antwerp is known for being a hotbed for new designers, the latest Belgian jewelry line to emerge is Laurence Bruyninckx’s customizable, interchangeable, and stackable engagement rings. As a newly engaged woman, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for this talented young star who just launched the luxurious LX collection. The first…