Arts & Culture

Olga Smirnova Prima Ballerina


By Phil Chan Even in my spare time, I cannot live without ballet. It affects the way you think, the places you go,“ says Olga Smirnova. With the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet taking up residencies in Lincoln Center for the spring season, balletomanes are talking about Prima Ballerinas. One of the […]


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By W. A. Muller On Monday June 1st, 2015, the 33rd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement in dance on stage and on screen, will honor Broadway legend Joel Grey and film producer Harvey Weinstein at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Presented by Patricia Watt, the Producer of the Awards and The […]

Hearing is Believing

Blake Morgan, Portrait Shoot, December 11, 2014

  By Rory Winston Photos by Noam Galai/Getty Images “I’m waiting for better angels” sings the recently deceased ‘it’s my party’ legend Lesley Gore on her last album Ever Since; and not since Johnny Cash did the legendary cover version of Trent Reznor‘s Hurt has an aging icon found a better fit. Had Stephen Sondheim’s Desiree in A Little […]



By George Wayne You know, come to think of it, when artsy-fartsy folk contemplate and ponder the query to yours truly, “George – who is the next Andy Warhol?” I always tend to reply – George Wayne is the next Andy Warhol, darling! And then when the curious artsy-fartsy retorts, “And who is your Fred […]

Michael Nouri in NBC’s New Miniseries, ‘The Slap’

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By W. A. Muller Veteran actor Michael Nouri is appearing in five of NBC’s eight-episode miniseries, The Slap. Based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and Australian television series of the same name, The Slap is produced by Matchbox Pictures and stars Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Zachary Quinto, Melissa George, Thomas Sadoski and […]

Budapest Drama Festival is a Knockout

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– Enter New Hungarian Dramatists Stage Left, Right and Politically Centered By Rory Winston ‘As shameful as it seems, artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship are often envied by those who work in freedom’, Tom Stoppard related at a conference in the mid-eighties while discussing his recent translation of a Václav Havel play. There was […]

The Pageantry of Promise


By Rory Winston Expert Guests: Susan Rosenberg & Gabriella Kelen “It’s waltz time once again,” sing the voices onstage as András Deák conducts an excerpt from Merry Widow in this year’s Salute To Vienna at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Sitting next to me: my very own pair of ‘Wary Widows’ (sic) – two Jewish […]

Royal Painter: Abdullah Qandeel


By Nathaniel Goehring Kanye West, Adrian Grenier, and business luminaries including real estate mogul David Perry are all collectors of Saudi Arabian artist Abdullah Qandeel’s work. He has also attracted the most powerful clientele in the Middle East, from billionaire Saudi princes and Malaysian entrepreneurs to restaurant and retail tycoons. “I’ve always felt everything was […]

The Week of Excess at Art Basel Miami

Jana Neff, Laurence Gartel, Nataly Stuart

By Stephen Stuart In its 13th year, Art Basel Miami it’s not just about the art anymore. When jetsetters, celebrities, billionaires, art collectors and artists congregate in a city for a week where billions of dollars exchange hands, the sponsors ensue with a dizzying array of lavish parties, openings, and fetes- each one more lavish than […]

Who is leading the Race for the 2015 Awards Season?

The Immitation game

The red carpet race track from Cannes to the Academy Awards By Norah Bradford Speculation surrounding who will take home the coveted statues during the 2015 Awards Season starts as early as the Festival du Cannes located in the South of France in May, and from there takes many unpredictable twists and turns during the festivals as film producers and companies seek […]

Les Miserable Hits All the Right Notes

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By Jane Meyer The Broadway revival of Les Miserable has hit the Imperial Theater on Broadway. For those of you who may have missed the original, have no fear for you haven’t missed a thing! There are musicals and then there are MUSICALS and Les Miz is most assuredly in the latter category. After enjoying […]


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FOILING PLOTS TO BLOW UP THE UN & ISRAEL GIVE A TIMELY TWIST TO POLITICAL THRILLER, THE BOOK OF ZEV “How do you go from being a simple traffic engineer to the puppet for a gang of religious zealots running the country – and possibly one of the most evil men in the world?” – […]

Local Charity + Local Main Street

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A Winning Formula for our Communities Port Washington Village Jeweler Glenn Bradford partnering with community based charities to raise funds & awareness with their 13th Annual “Holiday Shop for Charity” For Immediate Release PORT WASHINGTON, NY (November 06, 2014)—Lillian McCormick didn’t realize who Glenn Bradford was when she waltzed into his shop with her winning […]

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 20th Anniversary Legends Gala

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's 20th Anniversary Legends Gala, Hosted by Harry Connick Jr.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 20th Anniversary Legends Gala, Hosted by Harry Connick Jr. The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) celebrated it’s 20th anniversary with the Legends Gala on Wednesday, November 5th at The Pierre in New York. This glamorous evening united the business, philanthropy, fashion, media and entertainment industries behind the important cause and together raise money toward the much-needed funds for […]

Great Books for Fall Fireside Reading

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By Clara Morgan Manners that Matter Most – The Easy Guide to Etiquette at Home and in the World

Knock On Woodward


By Rory Winston Replete in niche galleries whose names sound like Indie bands – i.e.: the Lodge, Con Artist Collective, Ramiken Crucible, On Stellar Rays – the Lower East Side is in the throes of an artistic Renaissance, a resurgence as vibrant as in the days of Warhol, de Kooning and Lichtenstein. To be fair, […]

Awards Watch


By Stephen Stuart The fall film festival circuit begins with the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this September 4, 2014 – September 14, 2014, offering a first indication of the upcoming awards season’s major contenders. From period dramas to biopics, sci-fi flicks and dark comedies, if buzz is any indication, these films should top […]

Traveler’s Guide to the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival


By Clara Morgan The 22st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) takes place this year Thursday, October 9, 2014 through Monday, October 12, 2014 and will showcase some of the hottest movies this fall, many of which made their big screen debuts earlier this year at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals. Academy Award-nominee Jean-Marc […]

Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals


Norah Bradford Picks Her Favorites Industry watchers set your calendars – While there are over 2,000 annual film festivals in the world, only a handful are truly renowned. Attendees have the opportunity to critique each film and gain insight on the latest developments in the industry. These elite festivals also provide access to financing, professional […]

French Superstar Musician, Singer and Actor, Patrick Bruel, to Tour The U.S. October 30 – November 8


Tour Will Visit Six Cities Around the U.S.: New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami, Boston and Houston NEW YORK (October 6 2014) – The 2014 Patrick Bruel tour will kick off at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, Fla. on October 30th and will visit major cities across the United States with shows planned in Los […]

Charles James Beneath the Dress


The Designer’s Never-Before-Seen Drawings on display at The National Arts Club By Joe Alexander “I don’t believe in homosexuality. I believe that people are sexual or they’re not,” said designer Charles James in a 1977 documentary conducted by writer R. Couri Hay and filmmaker Anton Perich. The statement is a fitting lead-in to a surprising […]

Big Apple Buzz

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By Flo Anthony Splitzville for NYC Housewife After giving her husband, Mario Singer, “many chances,” Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer has decided to end her 22-year marriage. Although she kicked him to the curb back in July, Ramona only went public with the split last month, soon after Mario and his supposed […]

BEACH CIRCUIT Scenes from The Hamptons

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans and Julia Koch: The 10th Annual Charles Evans
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By Clara Morgan

CITY CIRCUIT Scenes from New York

The World Premiere of “The Giver:” Brenton Thwaites, Katie Holmes,
Odeya Rush, Taylor Swift and Cameron Monaghan ©

By Clara Morgan

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