Thursday, December 01, 2016

THE 12TH ANNUAL NYC UNICEF SNOWFLAKE BALL

Katy Perry



Ibtihaj Muhammad



Ibtihaj Muhammad along with Katy Perry were photographed at the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street the other evening in New York City.


THE 84TH ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING

Sarah McLachlan



Neil Diamond



Neil Diamond and Sarah McLachlan were photographed at the 84th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center tonight in New York City.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT'S ANNUAL WAYZGOOSE

The South Street Seaport Museum




The South Street Seaport Museum celebrated their 4th annual Wayzgoose on November 17, 2016. This age-old printer's tradition, launched by Bowne Printers in 2013, was the Museum's first public event following the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. This year's Wayzgoose marked the continued strides of the Seaport Museum in the rebuilding effort and welcomed community members to celebrate the progress of the cultural anchor of the district..


Wayzgoose is a traditional printer's party celebrating the changing of the seasons, and is an occasion where Master Printers give thanks to their crews for their hard work throughout the summer season. Bowne & Co. continues this tradition by hosting an annual open house celebration to welcome the colder weather, and to mark the launch of new products, new collections, and winter workshop schedules. Each of these offerings make Bowne & Co. the ideal venue for Small Business Saturday and your holiday shopping needs!


Located in the South Street Seaport at 209 and 211 Water Street, NYC, the Seaport Museum's historic letterpress printing offices Bowne & Co. Stationers and Bowne Printers use the traditional methods and historic presses that once documented marine trade, to create contemporary artisanal projects. The Printing Offices are open 11-7 everyday, and are stocked full of holiday cards, stationery essentials, and finely printed paper goods, perfect for holiday gifts.


For more information call (646)-628-2707, email bowneprinters@seany.org, or visit https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/education/bowne-printers-workshops. All workshops are adaptable for private parties, school programs, team building, adult special interest clubs, and professional development for teachers. Advance reservations are required.



Winter Workshops:


December 4 - 1:00-4:00 PM - Holiday Card Printing Workshop ($75 per person)


Using a mix of type and "trade cuts" from the Museum's collection, Bowne Printers guides participants through the process of designing a holiday card to be printed on one of the historic printing presses in the collection. Each participant will leave with an edition of 15 holiday themed cards, just in time for the winter holiday season.


December 10 - 1:00-4:00 PM - Custom Stationery Workshop ($75 per person)


Using a sampling of type from the Museum's collection of movable printing type, Bowne Printers will take you through the process of setting lead type, locking up a form, mixing ink and printing a small edition of custom stationery. Each participant leaves with 25 pieces of social stationery with matching envelopes.


December 17 - 1:00-4:00 PM - Bookbinding Workshop ($75 per person)


Resident printer Rob Wilson will be teaching three book structures in this special 4-hour workshop. While this workshop does not involve printing, participants will have many opportunities to engage with the museum's collection as they learn how to glue and sew pages together to make a bound book. Workshop participants will leave with three books, and the knowledge of how to make books at home. These books make excellent sketch books, journals, or even thoughtful gifts.



Available Private Workshops:


500 Years of Printing in One Hour
Ages 12 and up. 60 minutes. ($175 per group)


Using objects and equipment from the Museum's collection, Bowne Printers will take you through the history of printing from Gutenberg to the New York Times. We will demonstrate on several presses and discuss the history of typography and printing, with an emphasis on the local New York context. Everybody will get a printed keepsake and a chance to pull a print on one of our presses.


Block Party Linocut Workshop
Ages 12 and up. 3.5 hours. ($175 per group, plus $50 per participant for materials)


In this 3-hour workshop Resident Printer Rob Wilson will teach you the basics of carving and printing linoleum blocks. Arrive with a couple ideas for images and we'll learn how to transfer and carve your design into linoleum. After designs are carved we'll try out inking and printing by hand. At the end of the class we'll pull some prints of everyone's blocks locked up together, on our Vandercook cylinder proof press. Each student will go home with their block, individual prints, and one poster of everyone's prints together. All materials supplied, except for your ideas: you bring those and we'll show you how to make them into prints!


Broadsides: Wood Type Poster Workshop
Ages 12 and up. 3.5 hours. ( ($175 per group, plus $50 per participant for materials)


A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side to create a poster. Historically, this format was used by political campaigns, circuses, shipping lines, and any other person or group that needed to make a proclamation or advertisement. Today, the broadside has become popular among poets, typographers, and artists as an art form that is collectible, easy to frame, and sometimes printed in a limited edition.


In this 3-hour workshop participants will collaborate on designing and printing a broadside poster from moveable wood type. Bowne Printers will curate a sampling of wood type from the Museum's collection of over 100 fonts. After a brief introduction to the history and process of printing from handset type, students will have the chance to select type and spell out a word or phrase that fits into a specific line length. We'll test print these on a hand-operated proof press that dates to the 1890s. Next, everyone's phrases or words will be locked up together on our vintage Vandercook cylinder press. We'll learn about inking, registration, proofing, make-ready, and the physical origins of leading and character spacing. After the necessary corrections, everyone will get a chance to pull a final print. Each student will go home with their test prints and three copies of the group's poster.


Because of the collaborative nature of this workshop we recommend it to groups of friends!


Fresh Prints
Ages 12 and up. Every last Thursday of the month.


Fresh Prints is a printing party with an admittance fee of $10, $8 for Museum members. Visitors go home with a package of all three prints made live that night. For each event, our team of designers and printers launches a series of limited edition cards and prints that are on press all evening, and attendees have the opportunity to pull prints of their own and learn about traditional letterpress.




ABOUT BOWNE PRINTERS



Bowne Printers, a recent expansion of Bowne & Co. Stationers, continues the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing. Using seven historic presses from South Street Seaport Museum's working collection; our resident printers create individual designs using custom plates or historic fonts. Visitors are invited to watch and discuss the history and contemporary relevance of letterpress, buy hand-printed items and order customs prints. Printing Workshops at Bowne Printers use the traditional methods and historic presses that once documented marine trade, for contemporary artisanal projects. For more information on upcoming workshops click here or email bowneprinters@seany.org. All workshops are adaptable to individual and school groups as well as private events. All proceeds from sales, donations, and special events benefit South Street Seaport Museum programs.


ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM



South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic South Street Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and performance spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."

Monday, November 28, 2016

LOMACHENKO TKO'S WALTERS @ VEGAS COSMOPOLITAN

Vasyl Lomachenko



Vasyl Lomachenko at LOMACHENKO vs WALTERS at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Nevada.


SARAH JESSICA PARKER & REESE WITHERSPOON

Reese Witherspoon



Sarah Jessica Parker



Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon were snapped at the AT&T Celebrates The Launch Of DirectTV Now event at Venue 57 today in New York City.


SELENA GOMEZ AT LAX INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Selena Gomez



Selena Gomez seen at LAX International airport today, trying to ignore the roving cameras.


DR. JILL STEIN GUESTS ON WEDNESDAY'S 'THE VIEW'

Dr. Jill Stein



‘The View’ welcomes Jill Stein for her first appearance on the ABC talk show, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT). The Green Party Presidential candidate will discuss her decision to raise funds for a recount of the election results in the key states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.



“The View” (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT) is the place to be heard, with live broadcasts five days a week. Candi Carter serves as executive producer, with Brian Teta as co-executive producer. “The View” is directed by Sarah de la O.



For breaking news and updated videos, follow “The View” (@theview) and Whoopi Goldberg (@whoopigoldberg), Joy Behar (@joyvbehar), Candace Cameron Bure (@candacecbure), Paula Faris (@paulafaris), Sara Haines (@sarahaines), Raven-SymonĂ© (@ravensymone), Jedediah Bila (@jedediahbila) and Sunny Hostin (@sunny) on Twitter.


 

THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER @ BROOKLYN CENTER

THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER




Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).



Created especially for families with children ages five to ten, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages. The running time is approximately 2 hours plus an intermission.



Other family-friendly shows at Brooklyn Center include Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's Lunar New Year Celebration - Year of the Rooster (Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3pm); the original dance-play Coyote's Dance, performed by Treehouse Shakers (Saturday, February 11, 2017, 2pm at the Kumble Theatre, LIU's Brooklyn campus); School of American Ballet's annual free presentation of The Beauty of Ballet (Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2pm); Step Afrika! (Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8pm); Dallas Children's Theatre's family musical Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2pm); and The Golden Dragon Acrobats (Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2pm). Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters will be the centerpiece of Brooklyn Center's tenth annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration.Family programming ticket prices range from free to $25, with a 50% discount available to children 12 and under for select performances.



About Dance Theatre in Westchester



Dance Theatre in Westchester is a professional company founded in 1979 by Artistic Director Rose Menes. With a repertoire that includes The Colonial Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and Cinderella, the company engages both professional dancers from around the world as well as talented students from throughout the tri-state area for its ballets. In addition to creating all of the staging and choreography for her company, Ms. Menes has also choreographed several operas including The Merry Widow, Faust, and Orfeo ed Eurydice at theaters ranging from the Williams Center for the Performing Arts in New Jersey to the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.

Friday, November 25, 2016

BRADY BUNCH STAR FLORENCE HENDERSON DEAD

Florence Henderson



I am really saddened by the news that Florence Henderson has died. She was a old time legend with class who I just loved to photograph. 


Many times I was on a photo shoot and there was Florence. I photographed her on Broadway, at Macy's and many other places around New York City. I even photographed her on a Brady Bunch cruise around Manhattan with most of the cast. She was a very kind lady and most of all, I always felt good being around her. Once again we have lost a angel!




NBC NEWS -- Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV's "The Brady Bunch," died Thursday night in Los Angeles at 82, her manager confirmed.



Kayla Pressman, Henderson's manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends.



At the time of her death, Henderson was hosting a talk show, "The Florence Henderson Show," and a cooking show, "Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson," on Retirement Living TV — showcasing the versatility that kept her in the public eye for decades.



She started in show business as a singer and soon moved into acting, studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She was soon starring in musicals — notably the touring production of "Oklahoma!" — and she made her Broadway debut at age 18 in the 1952 musical "Wish You Were Here."



Beginning in 1954, Henderson gave almost 1,000 performances playing the title role in the Broadway hit "Fanny."




TV soon took notice. Henderson was one of what were then called "Today Girls," delivering the weather on NBC's TODAY.




But by far her best-known role was that of Carol Brady, which aired from 1969 to 1974 in its original format and never really went away. "The Brady Bunch Hour" aired 1977, followed by "The Brady Brides" in 1981 and "The Bradys" in 1990.



Maureen McCormick, who starred as daughter Marcia Brady, called Henderson "a dear friend for so very many years" on Twitter early Friday.



The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences called Henderson "one of the truly great entertainers," saying in a statement: "Florence was not only America's favorite TV mom, but television royalty as the first Today Show Girl on NBC to her own daytime talk show and, of course, the iconic role of Mrs. Brady on 'The Brady Bunch.'"



In her autobiography, "Life Is Not a Stage," Henderson admitted having cheated on her first husband, Ira Bernstein, whom she married in January 1956. One of her affairs, she wrote, was with John Lindsay, the dashing mayor of New York City during the 1960s.



Henderson and Bernstein, who had four children, divorced in 1985. Henderson later married hypnotherapist John Kappas, who died in 2002.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

ILLUMINATION FOUNDER CHRIS MELEDANDRI'S "SING"


SING




Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer's comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season. 



With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.



The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.



Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.



Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family's felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. 



Each arrives under Buster's marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn't the only thing that is in need of saving.



Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of Illumination's films since the studio's inception. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016. www.singmovie.com


Genre: Animated Feature


Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Saunders, Garth Jennings,Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah
Written and Directed by: Garth Jennings
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy