Saturday, February 03, 2018

BROOKE DAVIS 'LATE TO PARTY' @ LAURIE BEECHMAN

Brooke Davis




New York, NY – Late to the Party, a rollicking cabaret show starring wickedly funny singer-comedian Brooke Davis, comes to the intimate Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York’s West Bank Café, 407 West 42nd Street at 9th Avenue, Saturday, Feb. 24, Sunday, Feb. 25 and Thursday, March 1. Performances are at 7:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively.



Late to the Party is about a big life that refuses to shut off the lights and close the door. The show, directed by Barbara Grecki, chronicles Ms. Davis’ hilarious journey as she chases her passion to become a performer in the Big Apple. It’s about learning the ropes once she arrives in New York, coping with big city agents and auditions as well as humorous upheavals in family relationships. Ms. Davis also re-lives the ups-and-downs of her journey to the Big Apple --- from a fairy tale childhood in Arizona filled with horseback riding and choir singing to becoming a suburban soccer mom, to spending a lifetime in the arts.



With Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist Darren R. Cohen, Ms. Davis takes audiences on a marvelous adventure that features songs by Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Randy Newman, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and many more. She immediately impresses audiences with her stage presence, incredible vocal range and comedic timing. Noted one critic: Ms. Davis has a “unique combination of wicked wit, sweet vulnerability and boisterous humor.”



A performer, producer, educator and advocate, Ms. Davis created and produced children’s theatre with her own Arizona Stage Company as well as with Music Theatre Arizona, a professional theatre in Tucson which she founded while continuing to perform close to her home in the desert southwest.



But Ms. Davis’ desire to expand her professional career and perform in New York simmered quietly on the back burner while happily running carpools, bake sales and preparing dinner for her husband and two children. Then, in 2006, her dream of a post-suburban acting career took off. She landed a role in the hit show, Menopause the Musical. She performed as Earth Mother in several of its productions, including long runs in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, New York and Providence. The St. Louis Dispatch called her “absolutely hilarious” as Earth Mother with “a terrific voice.”



Ms. Davis has since performed in numerous plays and musicals in repertory and regional theatres. In addition to Earth Mother, her favorite roles include Charon in Anger Box, Mama in Chicago and Charlotte in Beyond Therapy. TV credits include Orange Is the New Black, Law & Order, One Life to Live and The Onion News Network and the film Movie 43 with Emma Stone.



Late to the Party marks Ms. Davis’ return to the Beechman. Her first cabaret show, I’m So Sorry...For Everything, played there in 2013. It also was featured at New York’s Metropolitan Room.





Photo Courtesy Of: Katz PR


ELIJAN STEVENSON & RIO MANGINI @ EVERYTHING SUCKS!

Elijah Stevenson



Rio Mangini




Rio Mangini and Elijah Stevenson were photographed at Netfix's 'Everything Sucks!' series premiere at AMC 34th Street the other night in New York City.


INCUBUS LEAD SINGER BRANDON BOYD'S FINE ART

Brandon Boyd



Brandon Boyd, lead singer of the rock band, Incubus, presents a large-scale display of his fine art prints at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV yesterday.


 Boyd’s art display coincides with Incubus’ limited engagement at The Joint on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 and returning on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.




SEN. RAND PAUL TALKS GOP MEMO ON ABC'S THE VIEW

Rand Paul On The View




Sen. Rand Paul talks attack by neighbor, GOP baseball shooting, and release of GOP memo.



On attack by neighbor in November.



Sen. Paul discussed the horrific attack that left him with a punctured lung and multiple fractured ribs: 


"I didn't know how badly I was hurt in the beginning ... I couldn't sit up — I had to have help sitting up for the first four or five weeks."


On GOP baseball practice shooting


"People think sometimes because we're Republicans or Democrats ... somehow it's ok to want violence towards each other — and it's not!"


On releasing secret GOP memo


Sen. Paul says he's "absolutely" in favor of releasing the controversial GOP memo: "We need more sunshine and we need more oversight."


Sen. Paul on partisanship of intelligence agencies: "I think maybe the FBI should do their job, but maybe be a little quieter during election season so they don't influence elections one way or the other."




Photo Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

 

Friday, February 02, 2018

NEW YORK'S DECORATION & DESIGN BUILDING FETE

Holland And Sherry Showroom




New York’s Decoration & Design Building’s hosted NYC&G Editor in Chief Kendell Cronstrom in conversation with Sotheby’s Master Paintings Senior Vice President, Christopher Apostle and celebrated designer Victoria Hagan as they discussed how to procure and seamlessly incorporate centuries old works of art into modern interiors, the designer's signature aesthetic, with insight from her perspective. The event opened at the D&D Building’s Upper Story Café, followed by a multi-showroom reception hosted by Armani/Casa, Chesneys and Holland & Sherry each offering a unique honey-whiskey based cocktail by Catskill Provisions.


Over 200 Trade professionals were all ears during the expert panel discussion and enjoyed an up close and personal look at four original master paintings; Fede Galizia’s pair of a still life bowl and basket of fruit, Jan Brueghel The Elder a wooded landscape and Bartholomaus Zeitblom double portrait of an engaged couple. Notable attendees included designers Garrow Kedigian and Lisa Frantz, and Editor Michael Boodro of Dering Hall.


The event was the Decoration & Design Building’s first installment of their exclusive Designer Forum Series. Throughout the year, the DDB will be teaming up with leading experts of design and luxury to elevate the design conversation and provide added value to the interior design community. Upcoming events include “European Treasures, Discovered; Source Like The Experts” with The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines and well-traveled designers Garrow Kedigian and Robert Passal as they share their secrets to touring and shopping the European antique markets with their clients. For a full calendar of events, visit ddbuilding.com/events.



About the Decoration & Design Building



The Decoration & Design Building is located in Manhattan, on Third Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. Known nationally and internationally as the world’s most important home to over 130 showrooms, the DDB represents over 3,000 leading manufacturers dedicated to the very best in residential and business interior furnishings, educational opportunities and resource information. The D&D Building is open exclusively to the trade and welcomes design industry professionals from all over the world. The building also incorporates Upper Story, situated on the 14th floor, which is the building's scenic events venue, conference center and restaurant, with cuisine by celebrity chef and culinary icon, Charlie Palmer. The DDB is owned and operated by Charles S. Cohen.


The DDB hosts two major Market events each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. The Markets, which are often held in partnership with the world’s top editorial voices and industry trade organizations, examine all aspects of design and the decorative arts. Over 2,000 design professionals and industry leaders attend these Market events, with over 200 in attendance at each of the DDB keynote presentations.


For more information visit www.ddbuilding.com.


And the Cohen Design Centers’ official blog: godesigngo.com


Photos Coutesy Of: Lawlor Media GP / Julian Cassady

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

JOHN VARVATOS SS'18 AD CAMPAIGN LAUNCH IN NYC

Sharam Diniz



John Varvatos



John Varvatos and Sharam Diniz were photographed at John Varvatos SS'18 Ad Campaign Launch Party the other night in New York City.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TONY BENNETT @ EXPLORING THE ARTS GALA IN NYC

Tony Bennett And Susan Benedetto



Tony Bennett and Susan Benedetto were photographed at the 11th Annual Exploring The Arts Fundraising Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom tonight in New York City.


BOXING STAR 'SUGAR BOY' JUNIOR YOUNAN @ RICK'S

Junior Younan




Boxing sensation “Sugar Boy” Junior Younan stopped by Rick’s Cabaret New York, the three-story upscale gentlemen’s club famous for its beautiful entertainers, and experienced some of the warm hospitality that has made the club a favorite spot for business VIPs, celebrities, and sports stars.



“Sugar Boy” has a 13-0 record and will headline against Ronald Ellis on the Showtime “ShoBox” live event on February 2nd.”



“We wished him good luck, and told him that all the girls are rooting for him,” Rick’s Cabaret Girl Nikki explained.



“Sugar Boy” Younan joined a long list of pro boxers who have been to Rick’s Cabaret, most notably, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.



“Sugar Boy is going to be World Champion soon,” predicted Rick’s Cabaret Girl Ashton. “And we will celebrate with awesome parties at Rick’s Cabaret and our sister clubs Vivid Cabaret and Hoops Cabaret!”



Rick’s Cabaret New York was named “the #1 adult club in New York” by Playboy, and is located at 50 West 33rd Street, across from the Empire State Building and just one block from Madison Square Garden.

 Photo Courtesy Of: Rick's Cabaret

Monday, January 29, 2018

DAVID JOSEPH CRAIG VISITS NYC AOL BUILD SERIES

David Joseph Craig




David Joseph Craig was snapped arriving at the BUILD SERIES in New York City the other day. 


GAL GADOT STUNNING @ REVLON LIVE BOLDLY LAUNCH

Gal Gadot



Gal Gadot was photographed and looked stunning at the Revlon Live Boldly Launch at Skylight Modern in New York City the other night.