Posts

Showing posts from October, 2014

Z 100 JOINS KTU TO LIGHT UP EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

**** HALLOWEEN NEW YORK CITY STYLE ****


Halloween At Empire State Building


As you may have heard, tonight the Empire State Building celebrated All Hallows Eve with their second annual Halloween light show choreographed to top-requested Halloween songs on iHeartMedia’s Z100 and 103.5 KTU and via iHeartRadio. We wanted to make sure you had the chance to share the aerial footage with your readers!

STYLE ICON JEAN SHAFIROFF AT NEW YORK'S CIPRIANI

Image
Style icon Jean Shafiroff looked like a royal wearing a B. Michael Gown for the Studio Museum of Harlem Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. Her Hair was done by Henry at Warren Tricomi Salon.

BETTE MIDLER HAS TOP STARS FOR HALLOWEEN

Image
**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
Story By: G. H. HARDING ****



BACK TO THE GENESIS --- On November 4, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Three Sides Live by Genesis.


Three Sides Live includes the hits “Turn It On Again,” “Misunderstanding,” “No Reply At All,” “Abacab,” “Man On The Corner,” and more.


Three Sides Live was filmed in November 1981 on the Abacab tour in North America and was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only been released on DVD in the limited edition box set The Movie Box 1981-2007. Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. The show focuses on tracks from the group’s Duke and Abacab albums and the tracks are inter cut with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the band members.


As always with Genesis, the show is visually stunning and it captures the band in their transition from their progressive days in the seven…

CAFE TACVUBA IN CONCERT @ THE BROOKLYN BOWL

Image
Cafe Tacvuba performed at The Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ Retna Ltd.

VICTORIA CAMPBELL'S FILM 'MONSIEUR LE PRESIDENT'

Image
**** DOCUMENTARIES ****



Filmed over the three years following the 2010 Haitian earthquake, "Monsieur le Président," a documentary film by Victoria Campbell, traces the ascent and confusing downfall of Gaston Jean Edy, a charming and much-loved voodoo priest in the Christ-Roi section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Nicknamed Monsieur le Président by his community, armed with nothing but hustle and hope, he responded to the earthquake by resurrecting a defunct neighborhood health clinic, setting an admirable example of ingenuity and self-reliance in the face of government aimlessness and corruption. But in 2013, he "summoned an evil spirit" and absconded with the clinic's funds. The Doc NYC '14 Film Festival will premiere the film November 14 and 20 in its Viewfinders Competition, in which films are selected for their distinct directorial vision.


Victoria Campbell is a soft-voiced, blonde actress-turned-film maker who grew up in Martha's Vineyard. Because she…

GEORGIA DOLENZ CATCALLING TO MEN ON STREETS

**** AROUND YOU TUBE ****

Georgia Dolenz



Talk about timing; With yesterday’s brouhaha about a woman enduring an endless streams of cat calls whilst roaming about New York City, Georgia Dolenz (Micky ‘Monkees’ Dolenz’s) daughter, has shot a video dealing with catcalling, but in this instance, the women begins catcalling to the men and becomes the aggressor … and, in several instances, starts following the men around.


Dolenz, with her comedy troupe, We're Having A Panic Attack, are doing a show in L. A. next month … and, will re-try the clip again .... live!

JEAN SHAFIROFF & EMILIO PUCCI @ DESIGN THE DREAM

Image
**** NEW YORK CITY STYLE
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****












Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and renowned Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci hosted “Design the Dream” on Thursday, October 23, 2014, as part of Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week, benefitting the Museum at FIT through the Museum’s Couture Council.


Upwards of 150 guests attended the event. Veuve Clicquot was served to guests and Emilio Pucci printmakers from Italy demonstrated how Pucci prints are made. An excellent time was had by all. Some of the guests included Jean Shafiroff (Host & Couture Council Board Member), Valerie Steele (Director and Chief Curator at the Museum at FIT), Cinzia Bernisconi (SR. VP at Pucci), Eleonora Kennedy, Phillip Bloch, Geoffrey Bradfield, Chui-Ti Jensen, Alex Donner, Amelia Ogunlesi, Victor deSouza, Christine Lindebak, Roy Kean and Peter Rosenthal.



Twenty percent of all the evening’s sales were donated to the Museum at FIT.

'HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO' STAR ON E! NEWS

Image
In her first exclusive interview since the news of the scandal first broke, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June “Mama June” Shannon is giving her side of the story on E! News TONIGHT at 7pm and 11pm. The family matriarch of the now-cancelled TLC series is setting the record straight following the shocking and very public allegations that she is once again dating her former boyfriend and registered sex offender, Mark Anthony McDaniel.


In the revealing interview, Mama June talks about whether she has spoken to her eldest daughter, Anna ‘Chickadee’ Shannon, who according to police reports claims she suffered sexual assault at the hands of McDaniel at the young age of eight. The star of the hit show also speaks to how Anna and the rest of the family are holding up following the recent developments and affirms, “The protection of my kids is number one priority.”


Talking exclusively to E!, Honey Boo Boo’s famous mom is responding to the claims that she has been in contact with McDaniel…

TODD RUNDGREN RETURNS TO NEW YORK'S B.B. KINGS

Image
**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
Story By: G.H. Harding ****


RUNT RETURNS TO NYC --- Talk about irascible personalities, Philadelphia’s own Todd Rundgren must rank in the Top 5. I first became of the Runt (from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania) when his first single “We Gotta’ Get You A Woman” topped the charts back in 1970. His double album Something/Anything was so good, so brilliant, he may well have set himself a bar then that was hard to top.


So many brilliant albums followed (Hermit Of Mink Hollow; A Wizard A True Star; Todd; Nearly Human; Faithful) albums followed, including a new band called Utopia, that confused as many fans as he made, yet made some brilliant music.


Production projects with The New York Dolls, Hall & Oates, Badfinger, XTC, Patti Smith and Grand Funk Railroad (!!??) followed, everything bearing his hallowed mark. Several years back, he and bass-mate Kasim Sulton, joined The New Cars and I saw several shows that were absolutely stunning. One, at NYC’s late-lamented China Clu…

ELLYN HARRIS SINGS AT THE METROPOLITAN ROOM

Image
**** NEW YORK CITY'S BEST ****



In her new, intimate Cabaret act called "Back to You," Ellyn performs songs from the 70's through the present with her own twist, sprinkled with original songs. Ellyn will be at the Metropolitan room on November 5th.

To preview songs please go to: www.ellynhmusic.com

The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.) in New York City. Doors open at 9 PM and the show starts at 9:30 PM.

Reservations are required.

Tickets are $20 and there is a two drink minimum at the venue.

ONLINE RESERVATIONS: www.metropolitanroom.com RESERVE BY PHONE: 212-206-0440

ABOUT ELLYN HARRIS

Ellyn Harris is a pop singer who started her career as a teenager and signed with the William Morris Agency at 18 years old. Performing in TV commercials and shows, she joined SAG-AFTRA and Equity. With a diverse career - from touring with multi-platinum selling recording artist, Dan Hartman, singing Alka Seltzer "plop plop fizz fizz"…

DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S NEW HIT SERIES MOONSHINERS

Image
Sugarlands Distilling Company has joined forces with master moonshine distillers Steve “Tickle” and Mark Rogers, two of the most popular personalities from the hit TV show “Moonshiners.”


Tickle and Rogers are the latest moonshine legends to be included among the best-selling Sugarlands Shine Legends series. Jim Tom Hedrick helped launch the Legends Series in March 2014 with his 100-proof “Jim Tom’s Unaged Rye” when the distillery opened its doors to the public this spring.


“The Legends Series is a product line that celebrates authentic moonshine craftsmen like Mark and Tickle,” said Brent Thompson, director of marketing for Sugarlands Distilling Company. “We’ve been working with them for months now crafting their secret recipes which we’ll announce later this year.”


Tickle is a native of Southwest Virginia who loves to spend time cooking and developing new moonshine recipes.

WILLIAM SHATNER'S LOVE OF WINE AND CONVERSATION

Image
**** BROWN BAG WINE TASTING ****



There’s a true passion behind brewing beer and making wine, some would say maybe a ‘spirituality’ and Shatner agrees. The craft beer salesman explained that “beer is just a tool” and good alcohol let’s you “sip slowly and talk more as fermentation happens, as the alcohol kind of changes our body chemistry, we get to talk more deeply than we would have before hand. That’s the spirituality of drinking.”


At the end of the interview, Shatner passes Sean a brown bag hiding the mystery wine and asks the craft beer pro to describe what he tastes in beer professional terms. Sean describes the wine as “malty, big, and fruity, with some tannins, some dark fruit, stone fruit, and earthy.” He adds that the Pinot Noir from Napa Valley, is “not hoppy, malt forward, with residual bitterness” giving the wine an overall 92 points.


The new Ora TV web series “Brown Bag Wine Tasting” follows Shatner’s adventures as he asks willing participants to blindly taste wine and de…

RITA ORA TALKS ABOUT DJ CALVIN HARRIS & SEX

Image
British pop princess Rita Ora covers the December issue of Cosmopolitan, available on newsstands nationwide November 4th. The singer opens up to the magazine about her music, sex and dating, and loving her body.



On Ora’s recent breakup with DJ/producer Calvin Harris:


“It was the right guy at the wrong time. I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There’s only so much you can do when you don’t see each other. I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It’s an incredible achievement. I couldn’t do it.”


On Iggy Azalea’s feminist anthem “Black Widow,” in which Ora is featured:


“As soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is the fucking song.’ Katy Perry cowrote it – it felt nice to have all women involved.”


On her sexuality:


“I’m very proud to say that I think about sex. It’s what everybody thinks about, whether they say it or not. For me, sex is a form of getting to know a person – feeling someone’s skin.”


On loving her body:


“You have to come to term…

AMY POEHLER VISITS DAVID LETTERMAN NYC STUDIOS

Image
Amy Poehler visited the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City yesterday. The star was all smiles for the cameras.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

THE NORMAN MAILER 6TH ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA

Image
The Norman Mailer Center 6th Annual Benefit Gala at The New York Public Library, brought out the stars in New York City last night.

Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KIM KARDASHIAN CELEBRATES LAS VEGAS BIRTHDAY

Image
Kim Kardashian West celebrated her 34th birthday at TAO Las Vegas on Friday along with friends, family and husband Kanye West. The entire group, which included Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Robin Antin, Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck took in Kanye's performance at the Life Is Beautiful music festival in downtown Las Vegas before heading to the birthday celebration. Kim arrived on the red carpet looking stunning in a plunging white Alexandre Vauthier dress, paired with Givenchy shoes. While on the red carpet, Kim was surprised by the massive group of fans that had gathered as they sang "Happy Birthday" to her. Khloe interacted with the fans as Kim walked the red carpet and Kanye signed a copy of the couple's cover of Vogue magazine.

JOHN SCHNEIDER & TOM WOPAT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Image
JOHN SCHNEIDER and TOM WOPAT – the original stars of “The Dukes of Hazzard” – will release a special holiday album Home for Christmas to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the iconic TV show. The recording will be available from D13 Entertainment in stores and online October 28. The pair, currently starring in a national TV advertising campaign for AutoTrader.com, have performed in concert over the years, but this marks their first full recording together. Mixing immediately recognizable Christmas standards with lesser-known holiday songs, the album combines a bright and brassy big band, lush strings, and rustic country sounds and laces it all together with humorous banter that reflects over three decades of friendship. Home for Christmas is produced by David Finck with arrangements by John Oddo, Tedd Firth and Rob Mounsey.


The duo will celebrate with an exclusive CD release concert at New York’s Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on Tuesday, December 2 at 9:30 PM. This concert marks…

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AT HARD ROCK HOTEL

Image
Five Finger Death Punch performed at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ Retna Ltd

NEW YORK"S ACCLAIMED ARTIST DAMON JOHNSON

Image
**** A TRUE ARTIST ROCKS MANHATTAN ****



The acclaimed artist, Damon Johnson's upcoming exhibition this January 9th at Gallery Sensei on Grand Street in SOHO was feted with a huge party at the hot new Chelsea nightclub, Leonora last Friday night.


Before the party, the artist's longtime manager/curator, Douglas Dechert threw him and a select gathering of luminaries a celebratory dinner at the fabulous Nino's on 72nd street. Among the attendees were James Taranto, the WALL STREET JOURNAL editor, who has 3 commissioned Damon Johnson paintings in his collection and Richard Miniter, who came to Nino's straight from his appearance on the Sean Hannity Show. Miniter, who's penned a dozen tomes, including the best seller, KAHLID SHEIK MUHAMMED, a critical biography of the terror plotter behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, commissioned his own Damon Johnson masterpiece over port durring desert. Also enjoying the sumptuous repast was Patrick Lyons, SOHO's n…

JEAN SHAFIROFF IN CAROLINA HERRERA @ BALLET

Image
**** NEW YORK CITY HIGH FASHION ****



Jean Shafiroff was all fashion at The American Ballet Theater star studded event. The Scarlet, White and Blue Theater Gala was held at Lincoln Center in New York City this week.

The beautiful Dress was designed by famed fashion legend Carolina Herrera.


Photo By: BFA

MINI MONKEE REUNION AT ROCKERS ON BROADWAY

Image
**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
Story By: G. H. HARDING ****



A CORNER EXCLUSIVE --- We heard the rumors, but yesterday Rockers On Broadway’s director Donnie Kehr called and confirmed to us exclusively to that Monkee-Peter Tork will indeed be a special guest for their upcoming November 17 event here in new York, joining mate-Micky Dolenz on stage for several songs, and the presentation to Dolenz of his Lifetime Achievement Award. So, basically we’re having a mini-Monkee reunion here in Manhattan. The event will take place at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village. Check out their site here for more info:


JERRY MEETS MARTY --- The Grateful Dead will celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with an authorized feature documentary that will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev, helmer of the terrfici films The Tillman Story and most recently the Penn State football scandal Happy Valley. Martin Scorsese, whose own rock docus have provided the template for how to make these kinds of movies, will be executive producer. Lo…

WENDY WILLIAMS @ NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS

Image
New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark announces Wendy Williams live! See television’s syndicated talk show queen, media mogul and bestselling author Wendy Williams in the How You Laughin’ Comedy Series on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Be sure to reserve your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


About Wendy Williams


Larger-than-life personality and media mogul Wendy Williams delivers non-stop laughs headlining the How You Laughin’ comedy series. Hear about her encounters with A-list celebrities when she performs live at NJPAC with her trademark “tell it like it is” humor.


The syndicated talk show queen, media mogul and bestselling author has been hailed by the New York Post as “daytime TV’s favorite guilty pleasure”. Known for her outrageous interviews, Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show, now in its sixth season with rave reviews. Wendy has appeared in many TV shows and films, including 30 Rock, Dancing with the Stars and Think Like a Man. …

DJ MARTIN GARRIX AT NYC PENCILS OF PROMISE GALA

Image
DJ Martin Garrix attended the 2014 Pencils of Promise Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City the other evening.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KATE FLANNERY @ TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS ANNIVERSARY

Image
Kate Flannery attended the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 40th Anniversary celebration with a unique Broadway event and play reading by ' Four Decades / One Community' at the Hudson Theater in New York City.


Photo By:: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch