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October 05

JUILLIARD BOOKSTORE VISIT

On a quest to dig deeper into opera- I think I need complete scores.  Friends suggested that I go to the Juilliard Bookstore.  OMG- HEAVEN!!!  My world, my people… my music!! PHOTOS: VIDEOS:  

September 01

SEASON OF THE WITCHES FUNDRAISER

Season of the Witches is a psycho-social crime thriller following three American PhD students volunteering in post-hurricane Puerto Rico who accidentally kill a local playboy in a revenge scheme gone wrong. When the “doing good on the Island” women try to cover up the murder, they are pursued by a local detective with demons of […]

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 […]

September 05

I AM A COMPUTER SCIENTIST

Written By: Layla Felder Produced By: Layla Felder Styled By: Layla Felder Edited By: Layla Felder

August 26

THE HAHVAHD TOUR

Harvard student guides greet you right in Harvard Square. The tour is scripted to be an entertaining, theatrical experience – you’ll have fun learning about Harvard! Our tours are led in English. For those who do not speak English we also provide complimentary written translations in Spanish, French and Mandarin which allow customers to read […]

August 13

BARCELONA Y FLAMENCO: GRAN GALA FLAMENCO

Gran Gala Flamenco is the only flamenco show in Barcelona that takes the spectator into a trip for different “palos” of flamenco(rhythmic patterns such as the cheerful  “bulería”, “solea” solemn and intense, dynamic and relaxed “alegría”, resonant and rhythmic “tango”, “guajira”, “farruca”…). In this flamenco show the spectator will discover the intensity of the passion […]

July 22

5TH ANNUAL RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK LETTER 

​​​A very long process – a labor of love to support the Met Opers HD Live in School’s Program ❤️❤️❤️.   POSSE PHOTOS:   ​ ​​​   ​​ ​​ ​​   ​​

July 13

JAMAAL BARBER : ATLANTA PRINTMAKERS STUDIO 

I stopped by Jamaal’s studio to drop off some money for my piece “Tom Loves Sally” and to see what he was up to.  He was working on the NBAF Series.  He allowed me to help him run a couple of prints.  ❤️❤️❤️ POSSE PHOTOS:  ​​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​

July 13

FABIAN’S APPRENTICE:  HOSEA WILLIAMS MURAL @ STUDIOPLEX

My apprenticeship this summer started again with a giant mural located at Studioplex- the topic- Hosea Williams!  We have 1 week! PHOTOS: DAY 1: ​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​ ​​   ​​   ​ ​ ​​ ​​ ​ ​​​​DAY 2: ​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ ​​​​ DAY 3: ​ ​​ ​​ ​

May 13

MET OPERA LIVE IN THE HD: DER ROSENKAVALIER

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt […]

May 11

MET OPERA: DON GIOVANNI

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Angela Meade, Marina Rebeka, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Erwin Schrott, and Paul Appleby. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct. POSSE PHOTOS: ​

May 06

THE LIBRARY 

After dinner hangout spot…The Library, named for the building’s original use as the Astor Library, is a central element of the mezzanine level of our landmark building’s downtown home at Astor Place. Open late nightly for dinner and cocktail service, the hidden away supper club plays dinner bar, watering hole or backstage lounge to downtown […]

April 29

JACKSON FINE ART: RUUD VAN EMPEL EXHIBITION & ARTIST TALK

FRI APR 28 2017 — SAT JUL 1 2017 Rudd van Empel (Dutch, b. November 21, 1958) is an artist from Breda, The Netherlands, best known for his work in the field of visual arts. Trained as a graphic designer, van Empel is known for using Photoshop and other computer programs in his works. He […]

April 22

MARCH FOR SCIENCE: PROTEST ART 

You know how much I love Protest art.., PHOTOS:

March 09

MA VIE DE COURGETTE, 2017 OSCAR ANIMATED SHORTS & THE RED TURTLE

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March 04

WERTHER BACKSTAGE MEET & GREET

This performance was incredible!  I sat front row center, then Cory met us to escort us backstage to meet Vittorio & Isabel.  Vittorio was incredible- he drew me a picture, signed my program, took selfies with my mom and I and gave us hugs!  On the way out of the opera house, he motioned me […]

March 04

THE MET OPERA: WERTHER

After a crazy week- we flew to NYC and went directly to The Met Opera to see Werther with Isabel Leonard & Vittorio Grigolo!  What a performance! POSSE PHOTOS:

February 28

DANIEL ARSHAM PRIVATE TOUR DURING INSTALLATION & VOICE OVER

A total surprise- a request from The High Museum to record the voice over for the new Daniel Arsham exhibition that will be on a loop for the entire 3 months of the exhibition.  The journey started with a private walkthru of the installation and explanation of the work with Daniel to understand the tone, […]

EGON SCHIELE: LEOPOLD MUSEUM

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December 29

GUSTAV KLIMT: LEOPOLD MUSEUM

The Leopold Museum is presenting an exhibition of Viennese art at the turn of the century, titled “Vienna 1900”. The Jugendstil, Vienna’s Art Nouveau movement, endeavoured to encompass all areas of life within a so-called „gesamtkunstwerk” („total work of art”). Its main exponents Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser and Josef Hoffmann are synonymous with the art […]

December 20

THE PINAKOTHEKEN: THE BENEFACTOR WHO CAUSED A STIR, BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT ART IS FOR EVERYONE. THE DONATION FROM THE ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE

The Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne has made a donation to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen and to the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München of 58 top-calibre works stemming from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The donation consists of the former private collection of Christof and Ursula Engelhorn which the couple had contributed to the Art Mentor Foundation […]

August 04

HIGH MUSEUM: LUNCH WITH MICHAEL ROOKS & JUDI STEWART

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July 22

ZUCOT GALLERY: DEAR SUMMER… OPENING RECEPTION

Dear Summer… Blithe summer – you make every thing memorable by the measure of its warmth against yours.Happy memories blend and are infused into your sunny essence, contributing to our permanent association of you with life’s sweetest moments.  Occasions for sadness, by comparison, are cast in unusually harsh light.  This exhibition explores our nostalgia for summer, emotions […]

July 16

JACKSON FINE ART: HOLLY ANDERS & LYLE OWERKO ARTIST TALK

HOLLY ANDRES Holly Andres was born in Missoula, Montana in 1977. b. Holly Andres uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext. She has had solo exhibitions in […]

July 04

MET MUSEUM OF ART: MANUSxMACHINA: FASHION IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the […]

May 12

FCA: FRANKLIN SIRMANS RECEPTION

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May 06

NOTCH 8: CONTRAPTION BY FABIAN WILLIAMS

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April 24

CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL KALISH

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April 16

NY OPERA TRIP 2016: KAOP RECEPTION

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April 15

NYC OPERA TRIP 2016: PRIVATE TOUR OF MET OPERA COSTUME SHOPS

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April 05

HIGH MUSEUM FCMA- TODD LEVIN

Spend an evening with art market expert Todd Levin and Michael Rooks as they discuss collecting trends and strategies followed by a reception  Mr. Levin’s opinion on the art market is often sought by international media including the New York Times, Fortune, Bloomberg, The Art Newspaper, CNN, and BBC. POSSE PHOTOS:

April 04

FAHAMU PECOU STUDIO VISIT

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March 10

THE HIGH: “ROTHKO FROM THE INSIDE OUT” BY CHRISTOPHER ROTHKO

Join us for a special evening with Christopher Rothko, son of the influential Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Only six years old when his father died, Christopher Rothko—the artist’s youngest child and only son—now oversees the Rothko family collections. As one of the people most familiar with the prolific painter’s body of work, he reflects […]

HIGH MUSEUM: CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY

February 16

THE COCA-COLA ARCHIVES

We went for an incredible tour of The Coca-Cola Archives with Ted Ryan, the Director of The Coca-Cola Archives.  There were tons of shelves, drawers and walls packed with Coca-Cola memorabilia and artwork.   The total collection is worth over $100 million!  I got to touch Warhols, Finsters, and other priceless pieces of Coca-Cola history. […]

February 07

MODA DC: THE POWER OF MISTAKES WITH FASHION DESIGNER NOA RAVIV

Israeli fashion designer Noa Raviv talks about “The Power of Mistakes” in her work as a designer creating 3D-printed fashion. Ravin’s award-winning fashion collection, Hard Copy, blends the virtual and physical into works of chaotic beauty. The pieces were first designed in a 3D rendering program, where Raviv entered what she describes as “impossible commands”—basically mess-ups that break […]

January 29

SPELMAN MFA: BLACK CHRONICLES II

Black Chronicles II, an exhibition organized by Autograph ABP, London, in collaboration with the Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images, is curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy. It makes available for the first time newly discovered photographs that document the presence of black subjects in late 19th century Britain. POSSE PHOTOS:

December 06

KEVIN TURNER FOUNDATION: “CLIMB FOR KEVIN” SCREENING & PARTY @ BURN!

The Kevin Turner Foundation and Axios Productions are hosting screening events of the documentary, Climb For Kevin, around the nation.  Kevin’s positive outlook and determination to be a light in the world, truly reaches around the globe in a ripple effect. It’s an inspirational story.  The events will feature food and beverages, silent auction of sports memorabilia, a live performance by […]

November 21

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: LULU

BERG 2015-2016 HD OPERA SEASON , 2015 @ 12:55 PM RUN TIME:  HR  MIN Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, […]

November 07

CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTIST: IRIS VAN HERPEN

Join visionary Dutch fashion designer Iris Van Herpen in discussion with Eugene Rabkin, Editor and Creative Director of StyleZeitgeist magazine.  Listen in as they discuss Van Herpen’s couture designs, which interweave traditional handwork with groundbreaking 3-D-printing technology, computer modeling, and engraving, her use of unusual materials such as magnets, umbrella ribs, and synthetic boat rigging, […]