All posts tagged: NYC

MidWeek Updates: What’s Going on in Broadway

2.5.2020 Hello and Afternoon! Bringing some midweek updates to you, courtesy of Playbill. You may have noticed that I’m adding theater to the blogsite. Here is what’s going in the stages of Broadway… Credit source: Playbill From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musicalis written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. Tony Award® nominee Adrienne Warren, who played “Tina Turner” in the hit West End production, reprises her critically acclaimed performance on Broadway. Click on the picture …

Best of Theater 2019

12.21.19 We are continuing our best of 2019 with theater. West End theater in London or Broadway in NYC, there are always good theater performances to choose from. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to really see a play. Hopefully in the year 2020 that will change. The Hollywood Reporter and Time have their list of great theater performances. Credit source: The Hollywood Reporter & Time The Best New York Theater of 2019 by David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter chief theater critic’s top 10 includes formally inventive reflections on racial identity, illuminating revivals that found new shadings in familiar works, a peerless solo show and a kickass concert that doubles as a cure-all elixir. Clockwise from top left: ‘Slave Play,’ ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Fleabag,’ ‘American Utopia’ and ‘Fairview’ Courtesy Photos It’s been a sleepy fall on Broadway, with few real surprises to galvanize the 2019-20 theater season. But enough strong holdovers from the spring nonetheless made it tough to carve out a list of just ten standouts. The majority of the more …

Wknd Updates: New York Fashion Week 2019 Wrap-Up

9.14.12 Good evening everyone…just a wrap-up of New York Fashion Week 2019.        I found these two ladies here who attended this year’s fashion week… Tatiana Ringsby gives us a first look at the front row and backstage of NYFW…lucky her!   One from Aimee Song… Part 2 and 3 you can look on her YouTube Channel Song of Style. Until next year!   Image source: Teen Vogue

MidWeek Updates…Governors Island 2019

7.10.19 Hey! Been back at work getting new blog posts ready for the week and the weeks ahead. As promised, I’m keeping an eye on Portal: Governors Island art fair this year, which will take place during the weekends of September. I can’t recall if I posted this part, but I will post it again as a reminder for those attending the fair. Credit source: portal: governors island Hours & Admission August 31 – September 29, 2019Saturdays and Sundays only, 11am – 6pm Admission is Free8-minute ferry ride to Governors Island:•  Adult – $3 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Seniors – $1 (free before 11:30 AM)•  Children under 13 – Free•  IDNYC Holders – Free•  Military Personnel – Free Catalogues:  $20   Location & Transportation Governors Island, Colonels RowBldg. 405, 406, 407 and 408Just follow the signs marked Colonels Row to the buildings with the yellow and orange banners. From Manhattan:The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible as follows: By …

Shadow Spotlight: New York Institute of Photography

6.17.19 Hey! New York Institute of Photography is this month’s Shadow Spotlight. Credit source: NY Institute of Photography New York Institute of Photography is a for-profit online school in New York City. which offers several different photography courses for student globally.  The New York Institute of Photography was founded in 1910. In 1910, the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. The world looked to science and technology to make life better and American businesses led the way to that better life with new products, new inventions, and opportunities for people seeking to learn new skills. It was a natural time to start a school to teach the art and science of photography. Here are the courses offered at the Institute Professional Photography Course Fundamentals of Digital Photography Portrait Photography Course Photoshop for Photographers Wedding Photography Course Photojournalism Course Travel Photography Course Nature and Landscape Photography Video Making Course Business for Photographers Graphic Design Course (new) Improve Your Photos After Just One Lesson 4 Licensed by New York State and fully-accredited by the BBB 5 All …

Wknd Updates: PHOTOPLUS 2019 & Emerging Photographers

6.15.19 Ahh, the weekend has arrived. Time to recharge our batteries from the last five days and look into some upcoming events. Like PHOTOPLUS and Emerging Photographers. First, PHOTOPLUS. What is Photoplus? Read below and you’ll know… Credit source: PHOTOPLUS PHOTOPLUS was founded in 1983 and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. The show features over 200 exhibitors and brands displaying thousands of the latest equipment, products, and services for you to touch, try, and compare. EXPO HOURS:Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 – 10am-5pmFriday, Oct. 25, 2019 – 10am-5pmSaturday, Oct. 26, 2019 – 10am-4pm A Show That Brings the Photography Community Together Professional, amateur and emerging photographers, enthusiasts, cinematographers, students and educators from around the world attend PHOTOPLUS, which is held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This is the must-attend event of the year—join the entire photography and videography community at PHOTOPLUS 2019, October 24–26 at the Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Show Policy: Each year people from over 70 countries register to attend PHOTOPLUS. …

MidWeek Updates: Literature Conferences…

6.12.19 Morning! I have two literary conferences that need some attention. First, it’s the Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference. Here are the details… Credit source: RWA Conference   Join Romance Writers of America for RWA2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, July 24–27, 2019. At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate: education and information, networking with fellow writers, interaction with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.   Romance Writers of America RWA2019 Conference Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. RWA works to support the efforts of its members to earn a living, to make a full-time career out of writing romance—or a part-time one that generously supplements their main income.   RWA is: a non-profit association of 9,000+ members based in Houston, Texas dedicated to advancing the interests of career-focused romance writers home …

Tony Awards 2019 Winners

6.10.19 Hello and Good Afternoon! I decided to add some theater, starting with the 73rd Tony Awards which aired on CBS. Here is the list of winners for this year’s awards… Credit source: Tony Awards BEST PLAY The Ferryman Author Jez Butterworth ABOUT THE SHOW  BEST MUSICAL Hadestown ABOUT THE SHOW BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL Tootsie   Robert Horn ABOUT THE SHOW BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE Hadestown Music & Lyrics Anaïs Mitchell ABOUT THE SHOW  BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY The Boys in the Band Author Mart Crowley ABOUT THE SHOW BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY Bryan Cranston For Network ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY Elaine May For The Waverly Gallery ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL Santino Fontana For Tootsie ABOUT THE SHOW BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN …