PUNK: Chaos to Couture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The 1980’s were a timeless period when people, primarily the youth in the United Kingdom and the United States rebuffed their peaceful and psychedelic 1970 counterparts and adopted a much more aggressive and anarchical stance which was popularized by music icons such as the Sex Pistols. leading to the development of a new genre of…

Recap: The 3rd Annual Elly Awards Luncheon Benefitting The Educational Fund of the Women’s Forum

The Women’s Forum of New York  hosted The 3rd Annual Elly Awards Luncheon benefitting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum last week at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The awards, named for Women’s Forum founder Elinor “Elly” Guggenheimer, were presented to outstanding women leadersMaria Cuomo Cole, advocate, activist, filmmaker and Chair of HELP USA, and Pat Mitchell, President and…

Rain’s New Crew Cracks Up Broadway Comedy

I don’t have to be convinced to spend a few hours listening to funny people, so when I was invited to Rain Pryor’s Funnier than Fiction last Friday, I grabbed my arm candy, publicist and all around awesome lady, Kate, and headed to Hell’s Kitchen. Thanks to Pryor’s debut lineup, I wasn’t disappointed. The first show produced by…

La Hija de Trappaccini- Modern day Romeo & Juliet

Welcome to the Garden – not that massive entertainment venue located next to Penn Station- Botanical Garden that is. In the Bronx? No go downtown- way downtown and shoot for the one in Brooklyn. It is a pleasure to introduce you a well crafted Opera created by Daniel Catan titled La Hija de Trappaccini –…

Ludlow Studios Opens in Style

Stereotypically speaking, one can’t get much more “New York” than by attending a gallery opening. That said, I jumped at the chance to attend the opening of Ludlow Studios, a new venue in the Lower East Side. While the event might not have been exactly as I imagined, it certainly didn’t disappoint. Hosted in the…

Young Philanthropists Raise More Than $100,000 at the Fortune Society’s Third Annual Spring Soiree

Hundreds of young philanthropists converged on the Bowery Hotel for a fabulously chic fundraiser that raised awareness and more than $100,000 to support for The Fortune Society, one of the nation’s most respected nonprofit organizations offering services to formerly incarcerated men and women.  The Third Annual “Spring Soiree,” hosted by The Fortune Society’s Junior Committee and Co-Chaired…

Red Shirt Entertainment’s Remembrance Project

  Red Shirt Entertainment focuses on discovering new voices in the industry and performing plays that touch upon culture and human interest. All events are performed by actors of diverse and cultural backgrounds to emphasize the impact that these events in history have on all walks of life. The Remembrance Project The Remembrance Project features three…

Alacrity Project PresentsThe Dinner Party

On May 19, 2013 at 4:00p.m., the lower east side-based theater company, Alacrity Project, will present, The Dinner Party, an original short play at the popular venue, Arlene’s Grocery. Written by Georgiana Avram and directed by Laura Hirshberg. A Monologue Jam comprised of various actors performing monologues and songs, will follow directly afterwards. The Dinner Party and…

MAD: They So…Crazy..and Talented

Not surprisingly, every New York musical act has a different story about coming together. For MAD members, Davon Vernon and Marcos Antonio, this story has a little more meat to it. Antonio and Vernon, or as they are commonly known, Marcos and Davon, met through a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization called El Puente, where both were…

Andrew J. Nemr: Tip Tap

  Andrew J. Nemr, a protégé of the late Gregory Hines- tap dance extraordinaire is a person worth knowing. Why you ask?  If you have never seen Andrew’s performance, then you are missing out on life and speaking to him is a delight as well. So it’s only fair to be part of his event at The…

Actors and Entertainment Party on 5/2

Do you like music? Acting? Comedy? Are you yourself an aspiring actor or actress? Then you have to attend The Actors and Entertainment Party on Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm. It’s a great place for up and coming actors and actresses to network with industry insiders and the event is being produced by The Set NYC.…

Gutai: Let’s Play at the Guggenheim

Once upon a time, there is wonderful museum called the Guggenheim and this our next stop for fun. Now, for those who are not familiar with this NYC landmark, it sits on the lofty Upper East Side of Manhattan. And before we go on, this is the homage and continued respect for the genius mastermind…