Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 27

AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION- DEREK J. : “GAY LIKE ME” DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM PREMIERE

In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2017, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosts a screeing of the film Gay Like Me. The documentary short explores issues of masculinity, stigma and sefl acceptance among black gay men. Produced by Derek J (Real Housewives of Atlanta), in Gay Like Me we hear from these men in thei own […]

October 21

MET OPERA HD: NORMA

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, […]

October 14

MET OPERA HD: DIE ZAUBERFLOTE

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the […]

October 14

TOUCHING UP THE WAKE-UP MURAL ON TENELLE STREET WITH FABIAN & CNN GREAT BIG STORY

Fabian asked me to come by Tenelle Street while he touched up the Wake Up Mural.  CNN was filming him touch up the mural for Great Big Story.  I was on hand to hand him spray paint, hold the ladder and touch up the bottom of the mural that I could reach from the ground. […]

October 13

MAKING AFRICA: A CONTINENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN OPENING PARTY

Start your weekend at the High and be one of the first to experience our newest exhibition, Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, before it officially opens to the public. Enjoy guided tours of Making Africa at 7 and 8 p.m. along with drinks for purchase throughout the night. Also enjoy live music by HOT 107.9’s DJ Kash, special […]

October 13

THE HIGH: TECHNICOLOR-JAIME HAYON, AMY ELKINS- BLACK IS THE DAY BLACK IS THE NIGHT, PAUL GRAHAM- THE WHITENESS OF THE WHALE, AND THE MELLON UNDERGRADUATE CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP GALLERY SHOW

TECHNICOLOR: JAIME HAYON Enter the vibrant world of Technicolor, an immersive installation in the Museum’s Anne Cox Chambers Wing featuring dramatic new works by Jaime Hayon (Spanish, born 1974). Hanging from the ceiling are six large-scale textiles based on designs Hayon created for last summer’s piazza installation Tiovivo (those murals are still on view at […]

October 07

LUNCH WITH ANGEL JOY BLUE

We took Angel to lunch at Bergdorfs to celebrate her debut as Mimi at The Metropolitan Opera.  I relished having her all to myself so that we could chat and about opera and life. It means so much to me to be able to really talk to someone about opera that knows what I am […]

October 06

ROSENBERG THE DOG & TOPHER BROPHY MEET & GREET

I met Topher Brophy the last time I was in NYC with my parents at a restaurant.  He seemed pretty cool – he and my Dad knew each other from the advertising scene in NYC.  Both he and my Dad neglected to tell me about Rosenberg, the movement that is Rosenberg and Topher Brophy, and […]

October 04

MET OPERA: LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

Les Contes D’Hoffmann LIVE was even better than I thought it would be.  Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann and Erin Morley as Olympia were outstanding!  It was definitely a night to remember. POSSE PHOTOS:

October 04

THE MET: LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN

Vittorio Grigolo sings the title role of the tortured poet in Offenbach’s glittering treatment of the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Bartlett Sher’s production provides a vibrant backdrop for this operatic journey through the hero’s many love affairs. Johannes Debus conducts. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.metopera.org PHOTOS:    

October 04

KARA WALKER: SIKKEMA JENKINS AND CO. IS COMPELLED TO PRESENT THE MOST ASTOUNDING AND IMPORTANT PAINTING SHOW OF THE FALL ART SHOW VIEWING SEASON!

Collectors of Fine Art will Flock to see the latest Kara Walker offerings, and what is she offering but the Finest Selection of artworks by an African-American Living Woman Artist this side of the Mississippi.  Modest collectors will find her prices reasonable, those of a heartier disposition will recognize Bargains! Scholars will study and debate […]

October 03

GALLERY MET: DINNER FOR 24 SHEEP

Swiss artist Nicolas Party’s exhibition Dinner for 24 Sheep opens on the occasion of the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel (which features live sheep among its large ensemble cast). In recent years, the 37-year-old Party’s reputation has soared thanks to his vibrant canvases and murals and his clever conceptual installations. “There aren’t […]

October 03

ARGOSY BOOK STORE

We have an enormous collection of autographs of celebrities – past and present – from all fields of endeavor: politics, sports, music, theatre, science, literature, law, history, etc. We have everything from simple signatures on photographs to inscribed books and letters and manuscripts; many are already attractively framed by our renowned framing department. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.argosybooks.com PHOTOS:

October 03

TIME IN KIDS: PS 197 & ANGEL JOY BLUE APPEARANCE

Angel invited me to attend her appearance at PS 197 with Time In Kids.  Seeing and hearing Angel sing to the kids at PS 197 was unbelievable.  To hear her voice in such a small space a capella- was such a treat.  It was nice to see her in a more casual setting talking with […]

October 03

TIME IN KIDS: PS 197 APPEARANCE – LAYLA FELDER

I went to PS 197 to watch Angel Joy Blue sing to the students in Cyndie Berthezene’s  Time In Kids Program because I cannot get enough of her voice and both she and Cyndie invited me to attend this appearance.  Coincidentally, I used to take art classes with Cyndie at HiArt! Opera & Art when […]

October 02

MET OPERA: LA BOHEME BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

It was great seeing Angel make her debut at The Metropolitan Opera House as Mimi- she was incredible and will  definitely have a long and wonderful career.  It was incredible to go to dinner with the cast and hang out and talk opera with people who love it as much as I do. PHOTOS:   […]

October 02

THE MET: LA BOHEME

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue in the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties. TEXT: Courtesy of http://www.metopera.org PHOTOS:  

October 01

THE MET OPERA: The Opera House: A 55th New York Film Festival World Premiere

  As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season this fall, a new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the company’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. The gala world premiere takes place at the opera house itself on Sunday, October 1 […]