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Thursday, February 09, 2017


Barbara Corcoran

Mark Cuban

Shark Tank's Mark Cuban and real estate queen Barbara Corcoran, were photographed leaving AOL BUILD in New York City yesterday.



Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS returns to Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Friday, February 24th at 7 PM with an encore presentation of Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). Ira Lee first presented this celebration of his 80th birthday last spring and then again in October, 2016. He will be joined by Musical Director John M. Cook on piano.

Born in a very small town in Indiana, the youngest of 8 children, Ira Lee began singing on the radio with his sister when they were kids. After studying at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, he moved to New York where he appeared off-Broadway and in regional theatre, and even opened for the great Dawn Hampton in the 1960s. After many years of performing, he took a 25-year hiatus from show business, re-appearing a few years ago with several successful cabaret appearances in NYC. Anne-Allegra Bennett of Center on the Aisle said "He puts life, energy, and compassion into the music, and from the very beginning, he conveys his range of character and emotion." Kevin Scott Hall,, said: “Collings gives the impression of a life well-lived, with his heart smack-dab in the right place. He gives a self-assured performance, but he offers more than that. It’s a celebration of life itself.” Mark Dundas Wood said "He is a talented storyteller" and in Cabaret Scenes, Joel Benjamin wrote "Ira Lee Collings sings a quiet 'At Last,' a buoyant 'Just In Time,' a very sweet 'He Touched Me,' a moving 'Come In From The Rain' and a triumphant 'Nothing Can Stop Me Now!'

Ira Lee has appeared in the Metropolitan Room Marathon, at the 2016 Aids Day Celebration and placed in the top ten in the "Mama's Next Big Act" competition at Don't Tell Mama. He has also appeared in Cabaret Cares at the Metropolitan Room.

Ira Lee’s show includes songs by Jerry Herman, Mack Gordon and Harry Warren, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse, Bob Merrill and Jule Styne, Rodgers and Hart, Melissa Manchester and Carol Bayer Sager, and Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. Ira Lee says the show includes “something old and something older" and promises a few surprises.

For more info on Ira Lee Collings, visit:


Singer IRA LEE COLLINGS continues his 80th birthday celebration with “Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration)" at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC, on Friday, Feb 24 at 7 pm. $15 cover/2 drink minimum. MAC members: $10 cover/2 drink min. Reservations recommended: (212) 757-0788 or

Photo Courtesy Of: Sheree Sano / SUSAN L. SCHULMAN/Publicity

Friday, February 03, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard attended the GOLD World Premiere at AMC LOEWS Lincoln Square last night in New York City.


Big Apple Circus

New York, NY - The Big Apple Circus, a New York and national cultural treasure for four decades, is soliciting bids for the sale of all or substantially all of its assets pursuant to bidding procedures approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The assets include all of the Circus' performance equipment and intellectual property, among other items. All interested buyers must submit bids by February 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). An auction to consider bulk bids to acquire substantially all of the Circus' assets will be held on February 7, 2017 and managed by Stampler Auctions.

The February 7 auction will be held at the New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, who are serving pro bono as the Big Apple Circus' legal counsel in the bankruptcy case. Details regarding the sale process, including bidding procedures and asset lists, can be found online at Any assets not purchased as a bulk lot through the February 7 auction will be sold through a subsequent public auction, if necessary.

"This court-ordered auction represents a great opportunity for a buyer to keep the mission and vision of the Big Apple Circus intact," said Harry Stampler, President and Chief Auctioneer of Stampler Auctions. "This is a well-known and valuable brand."

Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director of the Big Apple Circus, said, "We are grateful to our board members, staff, artists, donors, audience members, and community partners who have stood by us and continued to offer their support to save the Circus. We hope to see a revived Big Apple Circus back under the Big Top to delight audiences of all ages, abilities, and income levels in the years to come."

About Big Apple Circus 

Conceived and founded by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen in 1977 as a nonprofit, leading presenter of live family entertainment, the Big Apple Circus is renowned for its performances and community programs. The circus engaged the communities it served through the joy and wonder of classic circus arts, creating direct, shared connections in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools in its NYC home and in cities across America.

About Stampler Auctions 

Stampler Auctions is a full service auction firm and has conducted business in over 30 states. Founded in New York in 1960 by Leonard Stampler, the company has been headquartered in South Florida since 1985 under the direction of Harry Stampler. Stampler focuses on commercial business liquidations of all types. Real estate and vehicle auctions are also handled by the firm.

Harry Stampler, President
Stampler Auctions
954.921.8888 | 800.330.BIDS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Joe Biden On The View

The showed aired last week, but we think it was one of the best. Vice President Biden & Dr. Biden Joined Co-Hosts During Final Days in Office

Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Relationship with Pres. Obama

"I don't think I did deserve that ... I had not the slightest idea," Biden said of receiving the highest civilian award in the United States.

"He's been extremely generous — he's become a great friend," Biden said of Pres. Obama. Biden also spoke about his relationship with the President: "It's grown in a way that is real, that is born out of this notion of trust and respect."

Vice Pres. Joe Biden Weighs in On President-Elect Trump

"I’m hoping that a lot of what Mr. Trump has said has been rhetorical so far...that he begins to understand the gravity and consequences of words," Biden said.

Biden also commented on Trump's criticism of U.S. intelligence agencies: "The crown jewel of American security is our intelligence community ... and to diss them, and dismiss them, it really plays into the hand of Russia.”

Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Hillary’s Election Loss, FBI Director James Comey

"I don't think anyone can say what cost Hillary the election," Biden said. "She had a plan, the problem was nobody heard it."

Joy Behar replied, "Because we were watching a reality show on the other end!"
"We were — that's the point, that's the point," Biden said.

Vice Pres. Joe Biden on Initiative to Cure Cancer, Late Son Beau’s Family, and Violence Against Women

"They're doing well — they still miss their daddy," Biden said of late son Beau's children. "One thing you can do is smother them with love and affection, make sure they know you're always there."

Biden discussed his passion for ending domestic violence:

"We can and are able to change the culture of America. No man has a right, under any circumstances ... to raise his hand to a woman! None! Zero!"
“Guys! It's on us! We have a moral obligation. We have an obligation to stand up. We have an obligation to speak out."

Dr. Jill Biden Joins Vice Pres. Biden to Talk Transition, Relationship With Vice Pres.-elect Mike Pence.

Biden commented on Pence and national security:

 "I am confident Mike Pence has a clear understanding of American foreign policy, [and] where the genuine threats are."

When asked about the Vice President running in 2020, Dr. Biden responded, "Talk to me!"


Photo Courtesy Of: The View / ABC Television 


Brandi Glanville

Fashion Country Girl Brandi Glanville, was photographed at AOL BUILD yesterday in New York City. We could be guessing, but did she find a extra pair of High Heels?

Friday, January 06, 2017

Monday, January 02, 2017


Mariah Carey

NY TIMES -- Mariah Carey suffered through a performance train wreck in Times Square on New Year’s Eve as malfunctions left her at a loss vocally during her hit song “Emotions,” struggling to reach notes and to sync the lyrics and music.

The trouble continued when she gave up on another of her best-known numbers, “We Belong Together,” while a recording of the song continued to play, a confirmation that she had been lip-syncing.

But on Sunday, a dispute erupted between Ms. Carey’s representatives and producers of ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest,” on which the singer was performing.

Ms. Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, charged that the show’s producers had been aware of technical problems but did not fix them — and chose to continue showing Ms. Carey’s messy performance “to get ratings.”

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Tom Gold Dance

New York, NY - Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The Company will give the local premieres of Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold's Oasis and Served. Details about a third work, a World Premiere, will be announced at a later date.

Scheduled performers currently include dancers Sara Adams, Marika Anderson, Daniel Applebaum, Meagan Mann, and Kristen Segin of New York City Ballet; Allynne Noelle of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet; Zachary Guthier, most recently of Los Angeles Ballet; and James Shee, most recently of the National Ballet; and pianist Xak Bjerken.

In 2017, Tom Gold Dance is a City University of New York Dance Initiative (CDI) resident artist, a collaboration that will allow the Company to rehearse and offer additional public activities at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater.

Oasis was commissioned by the St. Louis Ballet as part of its October 8, 2016 Vision: Where Ballet and Fashion Meet program at The Touhill Performing Arts Center pairing three choreographers with three emerging fashion designers. Set to John Zorn's "Lucifer" from the Book of Angels, Oasis explores the composer's exotic and jazz-infused constructions through an imagined group meeting at a desert retreat. Oasis completes Gold's Zorn trilogy, following Shanti (2003) and La Plage (2013).

Gold began to develop Served in July 2016 as a participant in the 13th annual National Choreographers Initiative (NCI) in Irvine, California. While watching a tennis match on television, Gold observed similarities to ballet, not only in the sport's power physicality, and intensity, but also its rhythm, balance, technical discipline, and virtuosity. Set to Schubert's demanding Wanderer Fantasy, Served explores these qualities through the articulated steps of a "dancers' club." Allynne Noelle and Zachary Guthier, who appeared in Served during the NCI's culminating public workshop presentation at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, July 30, 2016, will reprise their roles in the New York Premiere at the Lynch Theater. Served will be performed to live accompaniment.

"We can't wait to return to the Gerald W. Lynch Theater for our annual New York City season," says Gold. "These works will demonstrate the wide range of traditional classical dancing across multiple and contrasting musical styles in our trademark mix of sophistication and fun. I am especially excited to introduce some of the original dancers from Served to New York audiences, and, as part of our effort to feature live music in all self-produced Tom Gold Dance events, to work with the highly accomplished pianist Xak Bjerken."

Wednesday, December 07, 2016


Christina Milian

The #CurveYourReality Launch Event Hosted By Actress & Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter Christina Milian at Lightbox in New York City yesterday.

Monday, December 05, 2016


Mariah Carey

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams and Mariah Carey were photographed at VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY: UNSILENT NIGHT at Kings Theatre in New York City. They both looked stunning and in total NYC fashion.


Rick's Cabaret New York

Upscale gentlemen's club Rick's Cabaret New York is ready for the holidays with celebrations galore, festive decor, and enough beautiful entertainers to cheer everyone from here to the North Pole.

"The club's booked lots of corporate parties and VIP get-togethers," cooed Rick's Cabaret NYC girl Vivian. "We love this time of year. Every month's awesome at the club, but December has that incredible Christmas energy that gives the club a special glow."

Rick's Cabaret NYC girl Abby purred, "There is a Christmas tree in our second floor VIP lounge, so you can leave a gift for me under it. Just kidding!"

"Have you been naughty or nice?" asked Rick's Cabaret NYC girl Lisette. "I can be both—haha!"

Rick's Cabaret is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan across from the Empire State Building and just one block away from Madison Square Garden. The three story club provides the ultimate in VIP services and is a favorite with business professionals who enjoy the club's many amenities.

Rick's Cabaret New York

50 West 33rd Street
*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed
*** Over 100 Showgirls Daily
*** Three Floors of Luxury
*** VIP Suites, Deluxe Sky Boxes
*** Full Menu Steakhouse, Open Late
*** Roof Deck Cigar Lounge and Garden
*** Businessmen's Lunch Special
*** Weekend Brunch 

Thursday, December 01, 2016


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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


The Big Apple Circus

New York, New York - The Big Apple Circus, a New York and national cultural treasure for nearly four decades, announced that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

During the bankruptcy case, the Big Apple Circus intends to continue operating some of its community programs, which may be transitioned to other suitable nonprofit organizations, and to sell certain of its assets. In the meantime, the bankruptcy filing preserves the opportunity to restart the Big Apple Circus' one-ring show, either with new financial support or through a sale of the circus to a buyer interested in doing so.

Since its founding in 1977, the Big Apple Circus has performed its annual one-ring show under the Big Top for millions of children, families, and fans of all ages and means, in its New York City home at Lincoln Center and on tour. Over the years, the nonprofit organization expanded its mission to include special performances for children who are blind, deaf, on the autism spectrum, and/or have other physical or cognitive disabilities, as well as a variety of community programs, like Clown Care®, which brings laughter and joy to aid the healing process of patients in leading pediatric hospitals nationwide.

In June, Big Apple Circus launched an emergency "Save the Circus" campaign with hopes to raise sufficient funds to begin production of a show for the 2016-2017 season. Despite receiving contributions from more than 1,400 donors, the Big Apple Circus fell short of its fundraising goal and made the difficult decision not to proceed with the upcoming performance season. The Circus determined that the best course of action to honor its mission and maximize value for its creditors was to commence a Chapter 11 case to effect an orderly wind down of the Circus' affairs.

"We are eternally grateful for the support provided by audiences and donors over almost 40 years, and to all of the artists, crew, staff, and Clown Doctors who have provided joy, wonder, and inspiration to so many. Thanks, Paul and Michael. And thanks to founding board chair Alan Slifka and to the amazing board members who are with us still," said Big Apple Circus executive director Will Maitland Weiss. "We are working to ensure that the spirit of the Big Apple Circus will live on."

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is serving pro bono as Big Apple Circus' legal counsel in the bankruptcy case.


Kids & Yiddish

NEW YORK -- To renew a cherished Hannukah tradition, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present "Kids & Yiddish," a musical theatrical funfest that teaches Yiddish to kids primarily through songs and song parodies. The show gleefully mixes Jewish folk traditions with popular culture and satirizes some of the latest fads on TV, all the while cleverly weaving in Yiddish words and phrases. A protean piece, which continually changes with the tides of pop music, TV and popular culture, it has been presented since 1991 as an annual event in the Hannukah season. The piece is written by Joanne Borts, a Broadway actress; Zalmen Mlotek, NYTF Artistic Director and an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music; and songwriter Menachim Mike Fox, son of the esteemed Yiddish poet Chaim Leib Fuchs. There will be one performance only this year, December 25 at 11:00 AM, at Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan.

"Kids & Yiddish" slyly insinuates mamaloschen ("mother's talk") into familiar elements of popular culture, like Top 40 tunes and the latest fads on TV, to teach kids about Yiddish language and culture. With a mix of original material and parodies, it introduces young theatergoers to the letters of the Yiddish alphabet, how to count in Yiddish and how to say the colors like your great-grandmother did. Song take-offs include "Sounds of Lamed," "Silly Vov Songs" (including "What’s Vov Got to Do With It?" and "All You Need Is Vov") and "We Will, We Will Hock You." Particularly delightful is a Yiddish comic take on Hannukah songs. Cultural references from high and low combine into a richly amusing and informative hot pot of fun. The experience won't feel pedagogical; it is a fun show in which kids are included and it feels natural to speak Yiddish. Parents delight in how cleverly the show appropriates rock, rap, klezmer and calypso and its delicious "grown up" references to Molly Picon, Zero Mostel and Howie Mandel.

The show was originally conceived in 1991 by Joanne Borts, Zalmen Mlotek, Menachem Mike Fox and the late Adrienne Cooper as a project of The Workman's Circle. It evolved into an annual show for the Hannukah season which has been performed in various venues. This year's show will be a concert version. The cast, in formation, will feature the show's authors--Joanne Borts, Zalmen Mlotek and Menachim Mike Fox--along with Jenny Romaine (of Circus Amok and Great Small Works), who will design the show with contributions from Tina Kinderman. Director/choreographer will be Borts and musical director will be Mlotek.

Reviewing "Kids & Yiddish" in 2006 at Manhattan JCC, The New York Times' Laurel Graeber declared, "It may be hard to imagine what the Village People have to do with the Chosen People. Or how the Swedish pop group Abba could facilitate the teaching of Yiddish. But the National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene specializes in making connections (between Old World and New, Yiddish and English, and Jews and non-Jews), and does so hilariously in its annual holiday production." She continued, "The show is like a wacky borscht belt-style revue, but much hipper than anything your grandmother might have enjoyed."


Satirical songfest enables kids to learn Yiddish painlessly.
Multilingual revue is 10% Yiddish, 90% English and 100% fun.

December 25 , 2016 at 11:00 AM

Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NYC
Presented by National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
$40 Premium Seats, $20 adults, $10 children and members of Museum of Jewish Heritage or National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene. Special $40 rate for families of 4.
Box office: 212-213-2120 ext. 230, group sales ext. 204;
Running time: one hour.
Recommended for ages 4 to 94.

Photo Courtesy Of: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Case Watson

The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from December 2-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Performances: Fridays at 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and noon. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children, $35 for family (maximum of five members), and are available at

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress, based on Izhak Scheiger-Dmi'el's book and adapted for the stage by Ronit Muszkatblit and Yoav Gal, is a magical, interactive musical for children about the power of a good deed. Directed by Ronit Muszkatblit. Hanna is played by Case Watson and the Mother is played by Kate Mulberry. The Music Director is Peter Hodgson.

Young Hannah'le just wanted to help the coal miner carry his heavy sack of coal from the forest, but now--Oh No! Her new white dress is stained with black spots! How can Hanna go to dinner now? Won't Mama be upset? Perhaps the moon will come to Hanna's rescue with its magical light. Join Hanna and her friends, including Edna the cow, Zuzzi the dog, the Coalman and the Moon, in an interactive musical theater experience for children ages 2-8. Hanna helps a stranger, and in the process accidentally dirties her white dress, newly sewn by her mother for Shabbat. Her distress is relieved, however, when she discovers the magic of a good deed.

Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors. The show is 50 minutes with no intermission.

'We want the children to learn that if you put out positive energy or a positive action, something good will come back to you. It's a simple story, this cycle, were the goodness that [Hanna] gives to the old man, comes back to her through the moon. It's a simple message, and there's the emphasis on play and draw, and that's why everything is made out of paper, to show that we can create a world, and a play, and a set, just from paper and glue and a black pen. Hanna does a good deed, and something good comes to her, and she shares it with her mom, and they spend time together. It really, for me, that sense of time together more than the religious thing. And it's good that you have a marker, one day a week for rest. If it's not a Saturday, if it's a Wednesday, I don't care. Take time for each-other," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Director of Hanna and Artistic Director of the 14th Street Y.

"With their creativity and spirit, children have the power to remake the world."
- The Jewish Week

About 14th Street Y

The 14th Street Y is a thriving and dynamic community center located in the heart of the East Village. Our members have access to over 50 fitness classes per week, lap and family swim times, childcare, pick-up games in our basketball gymnasium and a fitness center filled with a full range of cardio and weight equipment. Membership at the Y also gives you access to arts and culture programming, well as early registration and discounts on all Y classes and programs like camps, preschool, and Two by Two.

Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at:

Photo Courtesy of: 14th Street Y / Basil Rodericks


Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmi Johnson visited the Empire State Building today in New York City. 


Jodi Sta. Maria

Jodi Sta. Maria looked stunning at the 44th International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton yesterday in New York City.