Arts & Culture

JAMES WHITESIDE ABT’S PRIMO BALLERINO

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By Isaiah Negron Produced by Joe Alexander American Ballet Theatre principaldancer and pop star James Whiteside is making his mark both on and off the ABT stage. Performing since age nine in his hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut, Whiteside began his training at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre and went on to continue […]


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By W.A. Muller Vaneese Thomas Launched Her New Album at the Cutting Room Singer, songwriter and industry veteran Vaneese Thomas launched her new album Blues for My Father at The Cutting Room in New York City. Guests enjoyed listening to Vaneese’s soulful Blues songs while dining at the venue’s candlelit tables. Notable guests in attendance […]


Around The Town

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With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan Neil Patrick Harris, “It’s easier for me to flirt with girls now that girls know that I’m gay. It almost makes it a sexier encounter than if I was trying to pretend that I was straight.” Hugh Jackman…..“If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink. […]


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When it comes to getting his eat on, Scott Disick is a renaissance guy. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star who’s in New York to film “Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons” hit up both the posh Philippe Chow on the Upper East Side and McDonald’s launch of the new Peel Play Ole’ Ole’ […]


THE INDELIBLE DEL

Del Close Marathon; Improv Theater International Event in NYC

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. […]


Calling All French Film Buffs

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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.


Around The Town

Miss NY Teen USA Corrin Stellakis @ TBDA Masquerade Gala

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.”


Big Apple Buzz

Solange Knowles

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 […]


Wall to Wall: New York, Paris & Helsinki

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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 […]


Head over Heels for Hedwig

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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 […]


RESIDENT ALIEN

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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 […]


Reshaping the Art of Jewelry

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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.


Making a Difference in NYC

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By W.A. Muller Founded in 1812, New York City Mission Society is one of the most vital human services agencies in the city, providing support for children, youth and adults who live in New York’s most underserved communities. Our programs provide participants with the knowledge and life skills necessary to succeed as independent members of […]


THE COUTURE COUNCIL OF THE MUSEUM AT FIT

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By W.A. Muller The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT, created in 2004, is a membership group dedicated to supporting The Museum at FIT, a specialized museum of fashion. The Couture Council helps make it possible for the museum to mount world-class exhibitions of fashion, to acquire important objects for its permanent collection, and […]


Marcelo Gomes Danseur Nobel & Choreographer

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By Joe Alexander When American Ballet Theatre opens its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 12th, Marcelo Gomes will once again capture the attention and imagination of sophisticated balletomanes from around the world.


Les MiserableS Hits All the Right Notes

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By Jane Meyer The Broadway revival of Les Miserables 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 […]


Go All The Way

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By John Meyer Lyndon Baines Johnson is not the first President who comes to mind when you think of a civil rights advocate and champion of the poor. His predecessor, JFK, is in fact the president many Americans might associate with the equal rights movement. However, without LBJ, many of JFK’s wishes for our nation’s […]


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Lucia Hwong Gordon, Margo Manhattan, LuAnn DeLesseps, Arnie Rosenshein & Dr. Karl Krieger

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The New York Women’s Foundation

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By W. A. Muller The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) is a cross-cultural alliance of women working to improve the lives of women and families in New York City. The New York Women’s Foundation funds women-led, community-based organizations that promote economic security, anti-violence and safety, health, and sexual and reproductive rights.


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Youth America Grand Prix LarisSa Savveleiev: A Ballerina’s Story

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By Sergey Gordeev Produced by Joe Alexander Looking at Larissa Savveleiev glued to her cell phone while sipping fresh juice at Fabio Cucina Italiana in midtown, you would not guess that she has revolutionized the way dance schools and companies all over the world discover young talent.


Eight are Great – Following the World’s Elite Film Festivals

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Norah Lawlor 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 advice, and access to some of the world’s most […]


Signed, Sealed, Disaster Delivers

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By Rory Winston By the time I went to see Disaster – a (patiche) lampoon that weaves the worst of 70’s music with the worst of 70’s disaster films – hosannas from the best of publications were already emblazoned on the walls of the theatre like those blockbuster quotes that once advertised, well, disaster films […]


Events that Matter

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By W.A. Muller, Photos by Liam McMullan A Secret Valentine’s Shopping Event Margo Manhattan welcomed guests to her store for a Secret Valentine’s Shopping Event sponsored by Altaneve, a popular Prosecco wine brand. Those in attendance enjoyed champagne, chocolates and the opportunity to preview her jewelry collections on Monday, February 10, 2014.


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