Tuesday, December 05, 2017

KEVIN BERLIN'S "MONKEY BUSINESS' @ MIAMI BARTON G.

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ART BASEL
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Kevin Berlin's "Monkey Business"



Kevin Berlin is excited to announce the unveiling of a major new work "Monkey Business" for Barton G. in Miami Beach!



Kevin will be in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach till December 10th.



About Kevin Berlin (born February 18, 1965): Kevin is an American painter, sculptor, performance artist based in Southampton, New York and Florence, Italy. Berlin, a Yale University Alumnus, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations. Berlin's works are found in collections including Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, Buzz Aldrin, HRH Princesse Antonella de Orleans-Bourbon, and Pieter & Marieke Sanders. Visit www.kevinberlin.com 



 Photo Courtesy Of: Kevin Berlin


ZAKK WYLDE OF BLACK LABEL SOCIETY @ AOL BUILD

Zakk Wylde



Zakk Wylde of The Black Label Society was photographed at AOL Build Series yesterday in New York City.


TONY WINNING CHICAGO WELCOMES KANDI BURRUSS

Kandi Burruss



The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago, which recently celebrated its 21st Broadway anniversary, will welcome Grammy Award-winning Singer-Songwriter, Actress & TV Sensation Kandi Burruss (Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) making her Broadway debut in the role of “Matron “Mama” Morton” for eight weeks only, January 15 – March 11, 2018, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).


Currently headlining a sold-out nationwide tour with her mega-popular group XSCAPE, Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, singer, songwriter, TV personality and entrepreneur, Kandi Burruss-Tucker’s influence can be felt everywhere. Not only is she behind countless hit records and a star on the TV smash “The Real Housewives of Atlanta;” Kandi is also thriving in business with her own companies, Bedroom Kandi – an adult line, TAGS Boutique – luxury women’s apparel, Raising Ace – a baby line inspired by her son Ace, Old Lady Gang - a southern eatery, and other ventures.”


The production currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Olivier Award Winner & Original Cast Member Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, YouTube sensation and Broadway star Todrick Hall (through January 14th only), Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.


With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.


Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.



Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.


Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.


TICKET INFORMATION



Tickets for Chicago are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and in-person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY) box office. Regular box office hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7:00 pm Sunday.



Thursday, November 30, 2017

THE VIEW TALKS MATT LAUER TODAY SHOW ALLEGATIONS


Matt Lauer Conversation @ The View



Hot Topics @ The View: Matt Lauer fired from NBC over sexual misconduct allegations.


"This was really hard for me to hear because I grew up at the Today show and I worked with Matt for years and years," Sara Haines said of her experience at NBC after the long-time anchor was fired due to "inappropriate sexual behavior."


"He was someone that cheerleaded for me and supported me — and as I know Savannah said, he was extremely beloved there."


"I do commend the person with the bravery who comes out to speak about any of this type of behavior."


"I feel for my friends over there today because I know it's a dark day there at the Today show — it's just hard."


RACHEL BROSNAHAN VISITS AOL BUILD SERIES NYC

Rachel Brosnahan


Rachel Brosnahan was all smiles when we snapped her at AOL Build Series yesterday in New York City. 


AMERICA SALUTES YOU & WALL STREET ROCKS FETE

Billy Gibbons



Billy Gibbons was photographed at the America Salutes You and Wall Street Rocks Presents: Guitar Legends For Heroes benefit at Terminal 5 in New York City last night.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

JIMMY KIMMEL & ROBIN ROBERTS EPIC TWO NIGHT EVENT

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ABC PRESENTS A TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE ICONS WHO PASSED AWAY AND COMMEMORATE THE MOST NEWSWORTHY AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF 2017
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Dolly Parton






As another historic year comes to a close the ABC Television Network presents an epic two-night event filled with nostalgia, laughter, celebration and remembrance beginning with “The Year in Memoriam 2017” Monday, December 18th (10:00-11:00pm ET) followed by “The Year: 2017” on Tuesday, December 19th (9:00-11:00pm ET).


Robin Roberts



Jimmy Kimmel
Hosted by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and conceived by ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, “The Year in Memoriam 2017” celebrates the legendary stars and icons the world lost this year and the legacies they left behind. Roberts and Kimmel join forces for a unique tribute and learn more about these beloved stars through stories shared by those closest to them, including Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Bernadette Peters and Dick Van Dyke remembering co-star Mary Tyler Moore; Tracy Morgan, Bob Newhart, John Stamos and Bob Saget remembering fellow comedian Don Rickles; Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honoring the legendary Glen Campbell; Hunter Hayes and Alice Cooper celebrating music stars Tom Petty and Chuck Berry as well as Dane Cook, Jeff Ross and Sean Hayes memorializing the multi-talented Jerry Lewis.



“The In Memoriam segments are always the most moving parts of a major awards show. Robin and I thought it would be fitting to pay longer-form and more personal tribute to these American icons with great stories from their friends, colleagues and peers,” Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!



2017 was filled with extraordinary moments, profound movements, surprising trends and plenty of politics. After covering the biggest news stories of the year, Robin Roberts and an all-star team of ABC News anchors and correspondents take a look back at the historic and most memorable moments in the two-hour special “The Year: 2017.” Robin, along with George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Michael Strahan, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach, Martha Raddatz, Juju Chang, Dan Harris, Byron Pitts, Paula Faris, Jonathan Karl and Tom Llamas give viewers a wide-ranging review of the year in politics, top trends, pop culture and more.

Bernadette Peters



Alice Cooper
From President Trump’s first year in office to the #MeToo movement triggered by widespread sex abuse allegations in Hollywood to breakout stars and the viral videos that captured our attention, “The Year: 2017” is jam-packed with unforgettable highs and lows and features new interviews with some of the year’s most popular personalities and buzz-worthy breakout stars, including comedian Tiffany Haddish, Jeopardy contestant winner Austin Rogers, YouTube sensation Logan Paul and tennis star Sloane Stephens. Additionally, a panel of insightful and entertaining contributors join Robin and team as they examine the high and lows of 2017 including “The View” co-host Meghan McCain, ABC’s “Shark Tank” guest “shark” Rohan Oza, comedian Michelle Buteau, ESPN host Katie Nolan, Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier, CEO of TheBlaze Glenn Beck and ABC Contributor Alex Rodriguez.



“What I appreciate about the special is that you get an entire year of news and pop culture in just two hours. The show is appropriately serious when it needs to be and it's also filled with many fun, lighter moments," Robin Roberts, co-anchor, “Good Morning America.”



Jimmy Kimmel, Robin Roberts, and John R. Green are the Executive Producers of “The Year In Memoriam 2017” with Co-Executive Producer Seth Weidner and Senior Producers Michaela Dowd and Evelyn Seijido. It is a co-production of Lincoln Square Productions, Rock'n Robin Productions and Smoking Baby Productions.



John R. Green and John Palacio are the Executive Producers of “The Year: 2017.”




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BRYN COHN AND ARTISTS & FLEA DANCE EXTRAORDINARY

If You Sink



Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) and Artists & Fleas present DANCE EXTRAORDINARY at Artists & Fleas, 568 Broadway, NYC, on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are $35 ($12 for Artists).



For one night only, join BC + A and Artists & Fleas for a unique site - specific collaboration featuring dance, art + fashion like you've never seen before! We invite you to take part in this EXTRAORDINARY evening of creative partnership and community that will benefit BC + A's first repertory show The Art of Loss, premiering February 16 - 18, 2018 at The 14th Street Y and upcoming touring initiatives. DANCE EXTRAORDINARY will include immersive movement installations and live performances from BC + A, a silent auction, music, dancing, cocktails and light fare, shopping + some surprises! Celebrate our 2017 success + support our ambitious goals for 2018!



The Art of Loss isa collection of notable works from 2012-2017 that expose the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure. The evening will include the World Premiere of a brand new politically-inspired work, A Perfect Union, which addresses the current sociopolitical climate in our world through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality, terrorism, activism, hierarchical structures and humanitarian effort. In her first-ever musical composition, Cohn has designed a mash-up score sourced from inaugural and political speeches by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, $15 for children ages 12 and under) and are available at www.14streety.org/theartofloss.



ABOUT BRYN COHN + ARTISTS



Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company comprised of unique collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. BC + A has been met with critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.



Described as "groundbreaking, primal, surreal and supernatural," (Brooklyn Buzz) the company has been presented in premiere venues throughout the country including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Bryant Park, Gibney Dance, Rutgers University, 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, The Martha Graham Theater, The Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement and Arts, Triskelion Arts, Salvatore Capezio Theater and John Ryan Theater among others.



BC + A has gained notable recognition for their educational and charitable initiatives within communities and organizations across the country. The company has brought their teaching programs to institutions including California Institute of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Velocity Dance Center, Nazareth College, Rutgers University and Chop Shop Dance Festival. BC + A holds biannual master workshops at Peridance Capezio Center. The company annually collaborates on site - specific immersive experiences with art galleries and fashion organizations including Artists & Fleas, Tribeca Art Night, Foley Gallery, Castle Fitzjohns and Bene Rialto as a means of making dance more accessible within the public sphere.


SALMAN KAHN FILMS 'TIGER ZINDA HAI' IN DESERT

Salman Khan in Liwa Desert



Abu Dhabi, UAE -- Behind-the-scenes images of the cast and crew of forthcoming Bollywood blockbuster ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ filming in Abu Dhabi have been released – including a shot of Indian icon Salman Khan riding a quad bike through the desert.



The film is also living up to its label of being the most anticipated Bollywood movie of the year after smashing viewing and social media records with its trailer.



‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is set in Iraq for its most crucial chapter, which focuses on the real-life hostage case of 46 Indian nurses. Yash Raj Films and twofour54 left no stones unturned as they recreated Iraq in Abu Dhabi by building a 20,000 sq. metre set on the backlot in Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) as well as filming on location.



The behind-the-scenes images include a shot of Salman Khan driving a quad bike through the Liwa desert, where temperatures reached a scorching 50 degrees Celsius. Liwa is one of several locations used in the movie and has also featured in a number of other major productions, including ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.



The film’s director, Ali Abbas Zafar, said: “Liwa has the highest sand dunes in the world. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ required a certain scale of desert in the film and Liwa provided that.



“Temperatures were soaring and as we shot action sequences with a moving car here, the conditions were extremely challenging. But the unit stood by our vision, and the local crew at Abu Dhabi was also very supportive. We achieved that which we set out to do.”



The other images show Ali Abbas Zafar at the backlot, where he is discussing a scene with his crew on a set designed by Yash Raj Films to look like a conflict zone in Iraq.



A third image features Khan’s co-star Katrina Kaif with the director and members of the UAE Army, which provided a great deal of support for the film, including trucks, hardware, tanks, professional personnel and helicopters, much of which is seen in the movie.



Her Excellency Maryam Eid AlMheiri, CEO of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54, said: “These new images are testimony to the incredible locations, facilities and talent that Abu Dhabi has to offer to filmmakers from around the world.



E!'S FASHION POLICE: THE FAREWELL & THE MOMENTS

The Fashion Police



E!’s “Fashion Police: The Farewell”: After more than two decades of countless laughs and unforgettable moments, E!’s iconic comedy franchise, produced by Wilshire Studios, signed off to “Joan Rangers” one last time when “Fashion Police: The Farewell” series finale special aired last night.


Helmed by the legendary comedian and series co-creator Joan Rivers since its inception in 1995, “Fashion Police” forever changed the pop culture conversation – covering every major award show and fashion event through the lens of its signature opinionated, relatable and self-deprecating comedic commentary.


 “Fashion Police” is produced by Wilshire Studios. Melissa Rivers, Lisa Bacon and Gary Snegaroff are executive producers. 


Photo Courtesy Of: E! Entertainment