HOSTS GALA CELEBRATION AT FRIARS CLUB MARCH 13
Theater District institution the Actors’ Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday March 13 at 6pm. The Temple, which has served as a spiritual home, meeting place and performance venue serving generations of show business professionals, luminaries and their friends, honors the beloved actresses Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman (both of whom will perform), and Barbara Bova. Featured entertainers are Andrew Beall (composer of “Song of Solomon”), the singers Anna Bergman and Adrienne Haan, comedian Bob Greenberg, and concert violinist Marina Kifferstein.
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AIR FRANCE presents
The DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL
'Celebrating its 15th Anniversary'
Aug. 5-10 at Birdland
SAMSON SCHMITT, LUDOVIC BEIER, PIERRE BLANCHARD
Special Guests: Olli Soikkelii /Guitar from Finland
Peter Beets/Piano from Holland and more...
+US Jazz Guests:
Joel Frahm, Anat Cohen, Jane Monheit, Edmar Castaneda , Chris Washburne
Nov. 4-9 at Birdland
Dorado Schmitt and "3 sons" AMATI, SAMSON, & BRONSON
AND MORE..... "From France"!
Plus two major cross-country tours...includes Newport Jazz Festival
HOT HOT JAZZ !
"THE BEST JAZZ SHOW IN TOWN", ...........
Imagine a stage filled with contemporary Django Reinhardt descendants and you'll get a sense that the collective talent pool on the bandstand is larger than the Arc deTriomphe!"
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Ben’s Birthday Party, Chillin’ and Grillin”. Benjamin Rinzier celebrates with Katya Bychkova along with many friends. A great PARTY!
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Before there was a historic house museum, there were 72 boxes of Louis Armstrong’s artifacts located at the Rosenthal Library at Queens College/CUNY in New York City. The story of how those boxes got there and grew into the worlds largest archives dedicated to a jazz musician is a true credit to both Louis and Lucille Armstrong. Throughout his storied career, Louis Armstrong entertained countless fans around the world onstage with his show-stopping live performances. But offstage, Armstrong was dedicated to documenting the story of his life, writing autobiographical stories, recording reel-to-reel tapes, designing collages, annotating photographs and compiling scrapbooks, doing so “for posterity.” Louis Armstrong passed away in 1971 in his Corona, Queens home. What was left with his wife … [Continue reading...]
As the number of Veterans Resource Centers at Berkeley College has increased over the past three years, so has the number of military and veteran graduates earning degrees from Berkeley College. A total of 110 military and veteran students were eligible to participate in the Class of 2014 Commencement ceremony held recently at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Assistant Vice President, Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (OMVA), acknowledged this growth at a special event held to celebrate these accomplishments. The recognition dinner and celebration also recognized a number of Berkeley College military and veteran students who participated in the National Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Two Class of 2014 veteran … [Continue reading...]
Ahead of the Peace Corps’ 53rd anniversary on March 1, the agency today kicks off Peace Corps Week to celebrate the contributions of the Peace Corps community both at home and abroad and highlight the importance of service in the 21st century. Through Saturday, March 1, Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and current and returned Peace Corps volunteers will participate in recruitment events, service projects and networking activities taking place across the country.
“Peace Corps Week is about sharing the volunteer experience and the incredible cultural exchange that results from Peace Corps service,” Hessler-Radelet said. “I encourage both current and returned volunteers to participate in Peace Corps Week to share the world with their local communities and bring Peace … [Continue reading...]
Apollo Theater Extends Legacy with Launch of Public Phase
of $20 Million Campaign to Support New Programming
$10 Million Raised to-date for Local, National, and Int’l Programs and
New Initiatives in Development
Apollo’s marks 80th Anniversary Season with a variety of programs showcasing emerging artists and celebrating Apollo legends through a contemporary lens, including:
International Tour of Apollo Theater production, James Brown: Get on the Good Foot
Second annual Africa Now! Festival, celebrating today’s African music scene
Fourth year of Apollo Music Café series, presenting up-and-coming musicians
working in an underground music scene and across genres
Live Wire discussion series exploring Black Style on Stage and Harlem’s Music Legacy: Afro Latin Jazz
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Back By Popular Demand
Apollo Club Harlem
Hosted, Directed, and Choreographed by Maurice Hines and Featuring Jazz Vocalist Kevin Mahogany and Boardwalk Empire’s Margot B
February 20th , 21st , 22nd and 23rd
FREE Apollo Open House Weekend
An Apollo 80th Celebration with a Gospel Concert Featuring
Pastor Shirley Caesar
Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th
Apollo Education “Live Wire” Discussion Series Continues
with Black Style on Stage
Thursday, February 6th - 6:30 p.m.
Apollo Music Café Series Kicks-Off Month with Intimate Concerts by Innovative Artists Including Alison Carney, Lucius Clark, Ava Luna and Rachel Brown
Friday, February 7th & Saturday, February 8th - 10p.m.
This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will … [Continue reading...]
Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of Douglas Elliman's Retail Group celebrated the holidays with outgoing New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and his wife, Veronica Kelly at the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce "End of Year Thank You Reception." The event paid tribute to GHCC President Lloyd Williams, while raising funds, clothing, toys and books for children at Harlem Hospital and seniors at Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. … [Continue reading...]
WHAT: To mark the spirit of this festive holiday, Wells Fargo is sponsoring a Bollywood flash mob that will engage participants through music and dance at a historic event in Times Square marking the beginning of “The Festival of Lights.” Diwali at Times Square, a day-long celebration of performances, celebrity appearances, and ethnic Indian food, will showcase the flash mob in front of the main stage choreographed to the song, “Save the World” by Culture Shock.
WHO: Bollywood Flash Mob Dancers
Rahul Baig, Wells Fargo Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Tri-state team members and Asian Connection community members
WHEN: Sunday, September 22
4:30 p.m. EST
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HOPEFULLY YOU CHANGED YOUR CLOCKS THIS WEEK, BUT DID YOU CHANGE YOUR BATTERY IN YOUR SMOKE ALARM!!! IT IS GOOD NEWS AS IT IS A SAVIOR.
Fire Chief Bill Metcalf, President and Chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Energizer, Shares a Life-Saving Reminder and Celebrate 25 years of Providing Fire Safety Tips to Better Communities. facebook.com/Energizerbunny
Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, November 4th, and marks the 25th anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program, created by Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which reminds people to check, change and test the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the fall time change. This message is simple and the habit can be lifesaving. Overall, … [Continue reading...]