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We Recommend AFROPUNK The Takeover- Harlem Co-Produced by Harlem Stage February 21- 25, 2017

AFROPUNK

The Takeover- Harlem

Co-Produced by Harlem Stage

February 21- 25, 2017

Co-Produced by Harlem Stage, The Apollo Theater and a host of legendary Harlem venues, AFROPUNK commemorates Black History Month by celebrating African-American culture and engaging with contemporary thought and issues, in the New York neighborhood that’s been central to the black American experience for well over a century. AFROPUNK The Takeover – Harlem will present a week-long series of events featuring live musical performances, film screenings, comedy shows, jam sessions and frank discussions on identity, art and protest.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE

BLACK JOY AS AN EXPRESSION OF RESISTANCE AND LIBERATION

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION

7:00PM, FREE (Suggested donation $10)

2031 5th Ave, New York, NY 10035

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The kickoff event of  AFROPUNK The Takeover – Harlem confronts this historic political moment with a conversation about the diverse expression and cultural significance of Black Joy!  With stereotypical images and tropes of “Blackness” inundating today’s media, it is imperative to explore the creative resistance, expression and liberation housed in our joy — on our own terms, in our own words. This panel discussion will explore the ways our various institutions and movements continue to tell our stories and introduce counter-narratives that genuinely celebrate who we are as a people. It will shine a light on  the tools that have helped heal, activate and keep the cultural expressions of our communities unapologetic and liberated.

Participating in the panel will be

Zoe Kravitz, actress/musician

Larry Ossei-Mensah, co-founder of ARTNOIR

Sade Lythcott, CEO of National Black Theatre

Matthew Morgan, Founder of AFROPUNK

Moderated by André D. Singleton, Co-Founder of The Very Black Project

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

HARLEM STAGE

TAMAR-KALI: DEMON FRUIT BLUES – A WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING

7:30PM, $15

150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

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Connecting the dots between modern day rock, gospel, blues and original African rhythms, Tamar-Kali’s Demon Fruit Blues is a multidisciplinary work that explores and deconstructs interrogates gender binaries, patriarchy and womanhood by examining the origins of misogyny. Through the use of music and movement by Ase Dance Theatre CollectiveDemon Fruit Blues interrogates the ‘curse of womanhood’ in Judeo-Christian ideology and how this perception of the female body reverberates in modern day western society, in an effort to heal a culture of “unspoken” influences that psychically severs the ties between history and culture. This work-in-progress showing will be preceded by the screening of a short film and followed by a panel discussion with the Tamar-kaliAdia Whitaker,  Ashley Brockington, Feminista Jones and more.

 

THE SHED: OPEN JAM SESSION – AFROPUNK EDITION

GIN FIZZ HARLEM

9pm-12am, FREE

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Ranked as one of New York City’s “Top 5 Jam Sessions,” #TheShed is a bi-weekly gathering that takes place at Gin Fizz Harlem. It is the brainchild of Grammy-nominated producer/engineer, AnuSun, and provides a taste of the New Renaissance happening in Harlem, and a launch-pad for emerging musical talent. Join us for the special AFROPUNK Edition of The Shed, you never know who might come through!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

BEARING WITNESS AS PROTEST

THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

6PM-8:30PM, $7 GA/ $3 Students

144 West 125th Street, New York, New York

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Explore current and historical expressions of dissent in contemporary art at The Window and The Breaking of the Window and Circa 1970, two current exhibitions at The Studio Museum. The evening will begin with a guided walk-through the exhibitions, followed by a public dialogue on bearing witness as an act of protest, and on the actions needed to create the path ahead.

The discussion will be a public dialogue about bearing witness as an act of protest with members of Harlem CopwatchOasa DuVerney (Featured artist in The Window and the Breaking of the Window) and moderated by Chaédria LaBouvier (creator of Basquiat’s Defacement).

AFROPUNK & JILL NEWMAN PRODUCTIONS present A Night Of Comedy Featuring Gina Yashere Doors: 9:00PM; Show: 9:30PM, $20 ADV/$25 DOS GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB at Red Rooster  310 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027 Purchase Tickets Now

AFROPUNK and Jill Newman Productions are collaborating to present – AFROPUNK Comedy featuring Nigerian-UK comic Gina Yashere. Gina Yashere is a stand up Comedian and TV star from the UK that broke onto the American scene in NBC’s Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Def Comedy Jam. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Nightly Show on Comedy Central and in her 1 hour Stand Up Special on Showtime, Skinny B*tch.  Kevin Avery is a comedian and Emmy award-winning writer. His writing credits include HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, VH1′s Best Week Ever and the critically acclaimed FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on which he had the distinction of serving as head writer.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

AFROPUNK  & THE CINEMA AT THE MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER present a screening of

THE TALK – RACE IN AMERICA

6:30PM; $10 Donation

THE CINEMA AT MAYSLES DOCUMENTARY CENTER

343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY, 10027

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The Talk – Race in America – a documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. The film profiles, Dr. Christi GriffinSamaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, who was a 12-year-old boy killed by the Cleveland police while playing with a toy gun in a local park;Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and retired New York police officer, Kenya Barris, creator/executive producer of Peabody Award-winning ABC series black-ishNas, musician/activist, John Singleton, director/screenwriter/producer; and Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist.

MAD FREE & AFROPUNK present The Hair Tales:  An Appropriation Conversation

Harlem Stage

7:30pm; $15

150 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031

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Cultural critic and image activist Michaela Angela Davis teams up with Franchesca Ramsey, actress/comedian/provocateur and creator of the YouTube sensation Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls, to engage in a candid and kinky communal conversation about Black Girl hair culture in the age of  #BlackGirlMagic & #BlackLivesMatter. Designed as a Pan-African Parisian Salon, the evening will feature improvisational braiding by Ancestral Strands, exclusive set pieces by Enitan Vintage, cocktails and YOU.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

THE APOLLO THEATER

AFROPUNK: “UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK” THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SONGBOOK REMIXED, A CELEBRATION OF BLACK PROTEST MUSIC

7:30PM, Tickets start at $33.50

253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

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Creative & Musical Direction by Robert Glasper

With Igmar Thomas & The Revive Big Band

Featuring Special Guests

Bilal,  Toshi Reagon, Staceyann Chin, Jill Scott, Tunde Adebimpe (TV ON THE RADIO) and more

AFROPUNK pays homage to black protest music and iconic and contemporary artists who have celebrated the power of being unapologetically black.

February 21, 2017 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, CULTURE, FOOD AND WINE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DANCE : Floor Friends/ Sarah Chien, Ethan Meigs + Dinner 12//17 * Brooklyn, NY

This Saturday at 7:30pm, Sarah Chien be showing a new improvised duet called “Tethered” and it would mean so much to see you there!
She hasjoined forces with fellow improviser Ethan Meigs, and they are exploring the duality of structure- how it can both restrict and liberate us. There’s a certain magic that happens when we’re in the space together- and we all hope you can come witness it!
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Brooklyn Studios for Dance, where I’ve been teaching this fall, is organizing this incredible hybrid evening that includes an improv jam, a dinner and an improvisationally arranged showcase of work by 12 artists. Our duet will be part of the performance portion of the evening (starting around 7:30), but you are welcome to come earlier and join us in all of the festivities starting from 5pm.
Dinner is included in the $10 admission (whaaat?!). No reservations, just show up!
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If you’re not free on Saturday, they will be doing a preview performance on Tuesdayat 7:30 pm at The Woods Cooperative, 1826 Palmetto. #1 in Ridgewood. I believe its free as part of Dance to the People’s Holiday Partylet-light-in-12-17-sarah-chien
They are so excited to showing this work at such welcoming, community-focused spaces. You’ll be welcome too!
– Please support Sarah and her wonderful choreography. We Recommend it!
Sarah Chien

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December 13, 2016 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FOOD/Wine — ROTARI WINE

Rotari Wines

 

By Robert Stepanek, food and wine correspondent

LOGOROTARI

 

 

Perhaps the most striking group of mountains within the domain of the Alps are the Dolomites, situated in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige. They point towards the sky not in the pyramidal or conical forms commonly seen elsewhere, but rather as a collection of craggy, singular sentinels looming over a very distinct area of Italy with a rich artisanal tradition and agricultural bounty. Thus it is apropos that the unique soil and environment in this realm of pristine air, clear lakes, glaciers and diverse microlimates gives rise to some exceptional wines.

Rotari Brut Bottleshot

Now being introduced to America are some new outstanding examples: Rotari Rosé, and Rotari Brut (#LetsRotari, www.rotari.it). Produced according to the traditional system known as Metodo Classico – as the Champenoise method is known in northern Italy – these sparkling wines are among the few that showcase vintage, emerging from estate fruit harvested in 2013. The results of this manner of labor-intensive, expensive and time-consuming cultivation, involving the manual selection and harvesting of grapes before a soft pressing, first fermentation of the must in steel tanks at controlled temperature, and a second fermentation after bottling (whence the wine is stored horizontally), are wines equally complex and refined. They are further distinguished by meriting the TRENTODOC appellation, the world’s second-oldest such designation governing the production of sparkling wine (which features stricter quality-control regulations to those established with regards to champagne itself); only four grapes are allowed in wines bearing this label, and they must grow in a restricted area while utilizing traditional viticulture techniques established historically.

 

Winemaker Lucio Matricardi, Ph.D, was in New York to present the wines to a select group of local journalists, and his voluble joy at the occasion made him both an expert and welcoming ambassador for the wines and the regional culture they represent. Guests were first offered tastings of the Rosé, which is comprised of 75% Pinot Noir grapes and 25% Chardonnay. The color was pale, with a somewhat blond cast, and the faint nose had a touch of a mineral quality, with notes of strawberry and cherry. On the palette the wine was medium dry in character, round and even in body, and well-balanced, yielding several flavor aspects – the fruitiness was complemented by a mild acidic bite, suggestive of red currents, and the trace of spiciness brought red peppercorns to mind. Overall my impression was of a wine with a character more savory than sweet. The Brut, comprised of 100% Chardonnay grapes, was also medium dry and medium-bodied. As with the Rosé, there was also a pleasing blend of the flavor notes, with the fruitiness here bringing to mind pears, golden currents and golden delicious apples – the acidity and sugar are well-balanced; unlike  the Rosé, however, the Brut didn’t have much latent spiciness. The two wines shared a character of having delicate yet rich aromas, completed by an elegant and round finish upon tasting.

Rotari Rose Bottleshot

We were shown a six-minute video, sort of  mini-travelogue, demonstrating the uniqueness of the region and the winemaking process and practicioners, and thereafter, punctuating the images, Signor Matricardi expounded on why the environment, the grapes and the means of production make the wines so special. “Who is the mother of Rotari?” he asked, then turned and pointed to the images projected behind him – at this point displaying the Dolomite Mountains which loom over Trento – and said “that is the mother – the Dolomite Mountains.” He elaborated that it is the coral and chalky aspects of the soil which lend the wines their singular character; unlike what Americans might expect or be accustomed to, the Chardonnay grown in such a region does not produce the kind of sweet and heavy wine characteristic of a California Chardonnay (which owes more to the character of the west coast terroir, as well as the custom of the winemakers there of leaving their grapes on the vine longer). Moreover, Matricardi continued, “the huge mountains are the secret of the grapes”; though this is more southerly by 900 kilometers than where they are typically harvested – “closer to the Mediterranean but in the middle of the mountains” – this makes Trentino “an exceptional area for the cultivation of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.” Matricardi further suggested that the wines prompt those enjoying them to ask “How was the air? How was the moisture? How was the soil?” that produced them, adding that “you feel the sun” while drinking them.

 

The wines are produced by Gruppo Mezzacorona (www.gruppomezzacorona.it), which originated as a group of  20 vintners in 1904, and evolved to become Gruppo Mezzacorona in the 1970s; as of the 1980s sustainability has become a priority of the group with “The Protocol for High-Quality Wine Production in Trentino” being a prime initiative. For American consumers, the wines are very affordable, with a price point of $19.99. It feels appropriate to give Signor Matricardi the last word; he says: “I can describe Rotari as a fantastic friend, the one that you want to spend time with, because Rotari can be paired with every occasion, every moment.”

 

July 21, 2016 Posted by | BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight, Danai Gurira, Amandla Stenberg, and Black Lives Matter Founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi to Be Honored, Tracee Ellis Ross Returns as Host,

Tracee Ellis Ross Returns as Host of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™”2016 to Celebrate an Extraordinary Night of Black Girl Magic™!

Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight, Danai Gurira, Amandla Stenberg, and Black Lives Matter Founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi to Be Honored at This Year’s “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” Awards on BET

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” 2016 Will Tape Friday, April 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey

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BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and Creator of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, are excited to announce the return of Tracee Ellis Ross as the host of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™2016 and the star studded line up of celebrants which include:

ShondaLand producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award),

R&B legend Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), The Walking Dead actress and Eclipsed playwright Danai Gurira (Star Power Award),

Award-winning actress and activist Amandla Stenberg (Young Gifted and Black Award),

and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi (Community Change Agent Award).

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ acknowledges the achievements of African-American women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service. This year’ BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ will tape on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and the broadcast will premiere on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.

“Over the last ten years, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has reaffirmed the spectrum of brilliance that Black women possess and has helped forge a cultural paradigm shift regarding the ways that Black women and girls are depicted in media”

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“I am so proud to once again host BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™! What an incredible night celebrating Black women in a show dedicated to Black Girl Magic. Powerhouses Debra Lee, CEO and Chairman of BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO of ‘Black Girls Rock! ™’ are true examples of Black Girls who Rock. I’ve proudly hosted this show since before it was televised, and it’s been an honor to be connected to this show for so long. In its 10th year, this show is of utmost importance in today’s times as it highlights positive reinforcement and representation for young black women. I am looking forward to once again being a part of such a wonderful night celebrating the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of black women – it will be a show to remember!” – Tracee Ellis Ross

This year the dynamic BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ movement, founded by Beverly Bond, celebrates its 10 year anniversary and its sixth televised broadcast on BET Networks. The NAACP Award winning BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™on BET continues to represent a revolutionary landmark in media as it delivers edifying, entertaining and inspiring content honoring the nexus of achievements made by powerful Black women and girls. “Over the last ten years, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has reaffirmed the spectrum of brilliance that Black women possess and has helped forge a cultural paradigm shift regarding the ways that Black women and girls are depicted in media,” said Beverly Bond. “I am proud that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is at the forefront of a new women’s empowerment movement inspiring women of color to define ourselves, to own our magic, to share our truth, to elevate our own narratives, to celebrate our brilliance and resilience, and to love ourselves fiercely.”

The 2015 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™celebrants included: Jada Pinkett Smith (Star Power Award), Erykah Badu (Rock Star Award), Ava DuVernay (Shot Caller Award), Cicely Tyson (Living Legend Award), Dr. Helene D. Gayle (Social Humanitarian Award), and Nadia Lopez (Change Agent Award) with a special appearance and speech from First Lady Michelle Obama and memorable performances from Ciara, Estelle, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Sheila E, Lalah Hathaway, Cheryl Lynn, Alicia Myers, and Kathy Sledge who ended the night with a surprise throwback medley.

The televised special, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ on BET is a BET Networks and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc./BONDVISION MEDIA production. The executive producers are Beverly Bond, CEO, Founder and Creator of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, Stephen Hill, BET President of Programming, Connie Orlando, BET Senior Vice President of Specials, Music and News, and Jeannae Rouzan of Jesse Collins ENT.

For updates or more information about BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™ visit

http://www.BET.com/blackgirlsrock and www.blackgirlsrock.com.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to our social media platforms:

  • On Twitter by using hashtag: #BlackGirlsRock; follow us @BET and @BLACKGIRLSROCK
  • On Facebook by liking the fan pages at facebook.com/BET and facebook.com/BLACKGIRLSROCK
  • On Instagram @betnetworks and @BLACKGIRLSROCK

ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™:

Founded by celebrity DJ, model and executive producer, Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™ is a multifaceted movement dedicated to shifting the culture of media images depicting Black women and girls. Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ has been committed to empowering women through media and enriching girls through leadership, education, and positive identity development programs. For additional information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™, visit http://www.blackgirlsrock.com.

ABOUT BET NETWORKS:

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

ABOUT NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER:

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States. It is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey — where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists, while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (including more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit http://www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.

ABOUT TRACEE ELLIS ROSS:

Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the hit ABC comedy series “Black-ish.” For her role, Ross won the 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.” Ross was recently honored at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon receiving the “Fierce and Fearless” award. Ross is best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom “Girlfriends” which ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network. Her role earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins in the category of “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series”. She also starred in and produced the BET series “Reed Between the Lines,” which won her a third NAACP Image Award. Ross is a dedicated and passionate motivational speaker. She created and teaches “Taping Into Your Creative Well,” a workshop that encourages participants to discover and utilize their inner joy to keep their lives on course. She is also works closely with teenage girls by volunteering with Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles and The Big Brother Big Sister Program where she has held self- esteem workshops nationwide. Ross was honored by The Los Angeles Urban League as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2004, and was the 2009 recipient of the Impact Award from the Aviva Organization. In 2012, the fashion influencer expanded her vast digital influence by launching her official website Traceeellisross.com. The lifestyle site utilizes Ross’ unique cross-cultural and joyful point of view to inspire the soul, body and mind of her followers.

March 27, 2016 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, Music, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Conference — WOMEN IN MOTION: EMPOWERED BY DANCE — 3/10-12/16 –*Dayton, Ohio

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

WOMEN IN MOTION: EMPOWERED BY DANCE

Thursday, March 10, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, March 11, 2016 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 12, 2016 – 8:30 am – 12 noon

CROWNE PLAZA of Dayton | 33 E Fifth St, Dayton, Ohio

The Dream Catchers season will have its own women’s conference titled Women In Motion: Empowered By Dance. This is DCDC’s first-ever conference, providing sessions on the most important aspects of what it is to be a woman in today’s world. Sessions will focus on women’s health and spirituality, finances and building wealth, and the joys of being a woman. The conference will unleash the dreams required for a more sustaining and healing world.

CONFERENCE FEE
Early bird registration is $109 and $129 beginning February 22, 2016. Conference Registration fee also includes lunch on March 11 and a ticket to In the Spirit of…Joy (March 12 or March 13)

There will be FREE PARKING for conference attendees at the Dayton Convention Center multi-level parking garage, right across the street from Crowne Plaza Dayton.

THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (via video) is serving
her second term representing the 3rd Congressional
District of Ohio that is wholly contained within
Franklin County and represents 29 municipalities.
As Member of the U.S. House of Representatives,
Congresswoman Beatty serves on the powerful
Committee on Financial Services and is member of
two subcommittees: Housing and Insurance as well
as Oversight and Investigations.

Formerly Senior Editor of Jet Magazine, the most
widely read African American magazine in the
world, Sylvia P. Flanagan is a Motivational Speaker
and CEO of S. P. Flanagan Entertainment, LLC, a
multifaceted media company. Ms. Flanagan is also a
breast and brain cancer survivor.

Linda Rutherford is Vice President, Chief
Communications Officer, at Southwest Airlines,
where she guides Media Relations, Employee
Communications, Emergency Response and
Business Continuity, Strategic Public Relations,
Social Business, Charitable Giving and Community
Relations, and other areas.

Conference Organizer Burnette Clingman is the
founder of Burnette Clingman Enterprises (BCE),
a consulting, training and speaking firm based in
Dayton, Ohio. BCE has benefitted corporations,
non-profits, and government agencies with
its content-rich, interactive training courses,
motivational programs, and keynote presentations

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February 11, 2016 Posted by | BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MUSIC/ PERFORMANCE — Jane Siberry @Joe’sPub 2/5-6/16*nyc

Jane Siberry

February 5 and 6

Joe’s Pub

Ticket Price: $25.00

Doors at 9:00PM; Show at 9:30 PM (2/5)
Doors at 6:00PM; Show at 7:00PM (2/6)

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More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music’s most creative, innovative artists – with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. The Edinburgh Press said she “fills the hall with astonishing, spiritually-charged music” and “had the audience breathless, in simple awe.” The London Times said Siberry is “Spellbinding” and Melody Maker a “Genius.” Jane Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d lang. She has collaborated with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls and more. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in early 2014 she is completing the long-awaited album Consider The Lily, her first major recording in six years.

“A superstar of the imagination with a passion for the truth.”Interview Magazine

http://www.janesiberry.com

February 2, 2016 Posted by | ART, avant-garde, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, Music, opportunity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Today at DOC NYC Monday 11//16/15

Today’s films include contenders from the Metropolis and the Viewfinders Competitions, as well as the food-focused Doc Eat Doc and sports-themed Jock Docs sections. DOC NYC PRO sees the launch of our Insiders Conference, with today’s panels exploring documentary funding.
TODAY’S FEATURE FILMS
DOC EAT DOC
King Georges
7:00 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

At Philadelphia’s famed French restaurant Le Bec Fin, chef Georges Perrier struggles to stay in business.
In person: Director Erika Frankel, subjects Georges and Genevieve Perrier and Nicholas Elmi (Top Chef).

METROPOLIS
Tree Man (NYC Premiere)
9:45 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | IFC Center

A Quebecois family man spends five weeks on the streets of NYC selling Christmas trees.
In person: Directors Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild, cinematographer David W. Leitner and editor John Scott Cook.

VIEWFINDERS
Motley’s Law (NYC Premiere)
7:15 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | IFC Center

The only Western lawyer licensed to work in Afghanistan’s courts, Kimberley Motley finds herself at a crossroads.
In person: Director Nicole N. Horanyi, producer Halle Faber and subject Kimberley Motley. 

VIEWFINDERS
Bluespace
(NYC Premiere)
7:30 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

An expedition to two planets: Earth, with its rising seas, and Mars, with the promise of colonization.
In person: Director Ian Cheney

JOCK DOCS
Game Face
(NYC Premiere)
9:15 PM, Sun Nov 15, 2015 | Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

A transgender Mixed Martial Artist and a gay college basketball player struggle with living openly in the public eye.
In person: Director Michiel Thomas, editor Yuhei Ogawa

BROWSE ALL OF TODAY’S FILMS & EVENTS
TODAY @ DOC NYC PRO
 

Show Me the Money is the first part of our four-day Insiders Conference event (Nov. 16-19). Taking place at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas on November 16, Show Me the Money provides filmmakers with tips on how to adjust to the changing landscape of documentary funding.
Today’s breakfast is co-presented by The Screening Room.

Today only! In honor of DOC NYC, come to our Monday breakfast – sign up anytime on Monday and get 50% off of a ScreeningRoom year membership. Look forward to meeting you!

– From the Screening Room

Abigail Disney (executive producer of Hot Girl Wanted1971, Vessel), delivers the Morning Manifesto, sharing her experiences producing Pray the Devil Back to Hell and directing her first feature The Armor of Light.

Anatomy of Funding brings together producer Patricia Benabe (The Hand that Feeds), filmmaker Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army) and Jen Brea (Canary In a Coal Mine) as they share their journey on how their projects made it to the finish line. Moderated by Jenni Wolfson (Chicken & Egg Pictures). Co-presented by Chicken & Egg Pictures.  

In Legal-Ease, producer and Social Action Campaign director Daniel O’Meara, producer Maureen Ryan and Mark Simon, partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, walk you through the rules of copyrights, licensing and content protection. Moderator: Andrea Cannistraci (CDAS). Co-presented by Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard.

In the panel Lessons in Creative Funding, experts from Kickstarter offer insights about  crowdfunding and are joined by From This Day Forward‘s director Sharon Shattuck and The Legend of Swee’ Pea‘s Benjamin May.  Moderator: Taylor Moore (Kickstarter). Co-presented by Kickstarter.

Finally, ask Impact Partners’ Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin, filmmakers Liz Garbus, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Amy Hobby and attorney Victoria Cook about how to best produce your documentary in Supporting the Documentary Producer: Ask an ExpertCo-presented by Impact Partners in conjuction with the Impact Partners Emerging Documentary Fellowship. 

End your day, relax and mingle at our Happy Hour co-presented by Kickstarter. 

This day’s event is open to All Access, and DOC NYC PROInsiders Conference Pass, and Show Me the Money Day Pass passholders. Your pass also includes an onsite Bagel Breakfast 9:15-10, Happy Hour 5-6, and entry to the PRO lounge 9:15-6.

 

 

DOC NYC’s HIGHLIGHTS
From left to right: DOC NYC’s artistic director Thom Powers, Cohen Media Group’s Daniel Battsek,distributor of the film, director Kent Jones and director/subject Martin Scorsese attend the preview screening of Hitchcock/Truffaut last night at Bow Tie Cinemas.

Visit our Flickr page for the full album and more festival highlights.

Director Jon Yi and Michael Haertlein are in good company with members of the band Peelander-Z featured in his documentary Mad Tiger Friday night at DOC NYC.

For more pictures of the lively Q&A, click here.

DOC NYC VIDEO OF THE DAY
Watch director Joshua Oppenheimer during his Q&A with DOC NYC’s artistic director Thom Powers at the screening of The Look of Silence. The film plays again today at 11:15am at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
For more information, please click here.

Today’s films include contenders from the Metropolis and the Viewfinders Competitions, as well as the food-focused Doc Eat Doc and sports-themed Jock Docs sections. DOC NYC PRO sees the launch of our Insiders Conference, with today’s panels exploring documentary funding.
TODAY’S FEATURE FILMS
DOC EAT DOC
King Georges
7:00 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

At Philadelphia’s famed French restaurant Le Bec Fin, chef Georges Perrier struggles to stay in business.
In person: Director Erika Frankel, subjects Georges and Genevieve Perrier and Nicholas Elmi (Top Chef).

METROPOLIS
Tree Man (NYC Premiere)
9:45 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | IFC Center

A Quebecois family man spends five weeks on the streets of NYC selling Christmas trees.
In person: Directors Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild, cinematographer David W. Leitner and editor John Scott Cook.

VIEWFINDERS
Motley’s Law (NYC Premiere)
7:15 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | IFC Center

The only Western lawyer licensed to work in Afghanistan’s courts, Kimberley Motley finds herself at a crossroads.
In person: Director Nicole N. Horanyi, producer Halle Faber and subject Kimberley Motley. 

VIEWFINDERS
Bluespace
(NYC Premiere)
7:30 PM, Mon Nov 16, 2015 | Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

An expedition to two planets: Earth, with its rising seas, and Mars, with the promise of colonization.
In person: Director Ian Cheney

JOCK DOCS
Game Face
(NYC Premiere)
9:15 PM, Sun Nov 15, 2015 | Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas

A transgender Mixed Martial Artist and a gay college basketball player struggle with living openly in the public eye.
In person: Director Michiel Thomas, editor Yuhei Ogawa

BROWSE ALL OF TODAY’S FILMS & EVENTS
TODAY @ DOC NYC PRO
 

Show Me the Money is the first part of our four-day Insiders Conference event (Nov. 16-19). Taking place at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas on November 16, Show Me the Money provides filmmakers with tips on how to adjust to the changing landscape of documentary funding.
Today’s breakfast is co-presented by The Screening Room.

Today only! In honor of DOC NYC, come to our Monday breakfast – sign up anytime on Monday and get 50% off of a ScreeningRoom year membership. Look forward to meeting you!

– From the Screening Room

Abigail Disney (executive producer of Hot Girl Wanted1971, Vessel), delivers the Morning Manifesto, sharing her experiences producing Pray the Devil Back to Hell and directing her first feature The Armor of Light.

Anatomy of Funding brings together producer Patricia Benabe (The Hand that Feeds), filmmaker Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army) and Jen Brea (Canary In a Coal Mine) as they share their journey on how their projects made it to the finish line. Moderated by Jenni Wolfson (Chicken & Egg Pictures). Co-presented by Chicken & Egg Pictures.  

In Legal-Ease, producer and Social Action Campaign director Daniel O’Meara, producer Maureen Ryan and Mark Simon, partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, walk you through the rules of copyrights, licensing and content protection. Moderator: Andrea Cannistraci (CDAS). Co-presented by Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard.

In the panel Lessons in Creative Funding, experts from Kickstarter offer insights about  crowdfunding and are joined by From This Day Forward‘s director Sharon Shattuck and The Legend of Swee’ Pea‘s Benjamin May.  Moderator: Taylor Moore (Kickstarter). Co-presented by Kickstarter.

Finally, ask Impact Partners’ Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin, filmmakers Liz Garbus, Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady, Amy Hobby and attorney Victoria Cook about how to best produce your documentary in Supporting the Documentary Producer: Ask an ExpertCo-presented by Impact Partners in conjuction with the Impact Partners Emerging Documentary Fellowship. 

End your day, relax and mingle at our Happy Hour co-presented by Kickstarter. 

This day’s event is open to All Access, and DOC NYC PROInsiders Conference Pass, and Show Me the Money Day Pass passholders. Your pass also includes an onsite Bagel Breakfast 9:15-10, Happy Hour 5-6, and entry to the PRO lounge 9:15-6.

 

 

DOC NYC’s HIGHLIGHTS
From left to right: DOC NYC’s artistic director Thom Powers, Cohen Media Group’s Daniel Battsek,distributor of the film, director Kent Jones and director/subject Martin Scorsese attend the preview screening of Hitchcock/Truffaut last night at Bow Tie Cinemas.

Visit our Flickr page for the full album and more festival highlights.

Director Jon Yi and Michael Haertlein are in good company with members of the band Peelander-Z featured in his documentary Mad Tiger Friday night at DOC NYC.

For more pictures of the lively Q&A, click here.

DOC NYC VIDEO OF THE DAY
Watch director Joshua Oppenheimer during his Q&A with DOC NYC’s artistic director Thom Powers at the screening of The Look of Silence. The film plays again today at 11:15am at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
For more information, please click here.

 

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DANCE Delirious Dances — 11/28/15 *Snug Harbor, NY

PASS: Delirious Dances, Three Rites

When:
November 28, 2015 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost:
$10

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Saturday, November 28, 5 PM Reception & 6 PM Performance

Edisa Weeks and Delirious Dances return to Staten Island for her first performance since local audiences fell in love with her work, “Living Room Dances,” years ago. Delirious Dances integrates dance, text and interactive art to explore life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A moderated question and answer session will follow the performance. Click here for tickets

Delirious Dances’s Event List

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Nov 28 6pm

Three Rites

Delirious Dances is in residence at Snug Harbor Arts Center during October and November to develop “Three Rites,” which is based on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Informal showing on Thursday November 28 at 6pm

 

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BOOKS – Lonely Planet presents- a grand tasting tour through 327 wineries in 20 countries around the world! WINE TRAILS

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Wine Trails: Plan 52 Perfect Weekends in

Wine Country

Wine expert or not, we’ve all experienced – whether watching a sunset in Italy with a glass of Prosecco or enjoying a Shiraz at a barbeque in Australia – that moment when travel and wine are the perfect pairing.
That’s why Lonely Planet is introducing Wine Trails: Plan 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country (Lonely Planet / $24.99 / October 2015), a grand tasting tour through 327 wineries in 20 countries around the world.
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From California’s cutting-edge wine scene to the cultural frontiers of winemaking in Lebanon, experience the world’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming wine-touring destinations. Read winery reviews by Lonely Planet’s team of wine connoisseurs, meet the knowledgeable winemakers behind them and discover what else there is to explore in each region.
 lonely planet Wine trails
Featured countries include:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • England
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
 

  • Hungary & Slovakia
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • USA
Complete with maps, photography and practical information on what to do and where to stay, eat and – of course – drink, Wine Trails is the perfect comprehensive companion to wine-tasting your way around the world.

Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel media company, providing inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, Lonely Planet has cultivated a dedicated traveler community and printed over 130 million books in 13 different languages to almost every destination on the planet. The Lonely Planet ecosystem also includes digital and mobile apps, a comprehensive ebook collection, 10 international magazines and an award-winning website. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com, and join us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet and #lp) and Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet).

 

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FOOD — Victoria Amory & Company — New Gourmet Condiment Collection

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Victoria Amory  Introduces New Gourmet Condiment Collection

Greenwich-based chef, author, and hostess extraordinaire Victoria Amory introduces a new line of gourmet
condiments to her Victoria Amory & Co. collection of easy yet elegant culinary products.

The line, which features three delicate mayonnaises, including her Fine Herbs
Mayonnaise chosen from out of over 80,000 products as one of the Top Five Trends at
the acclaimed 39th Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.

The collection also includes three creative ketchups, two peppery piri piris,

and one classic romesco sauce, is designed, like all of the items in Amory’s line

of sophisticated comfort foods, to make elegant entertaining a no-brainer.

Each of Amory’s artisan condiments –

including a
Catalan-inspired Almond and Garlic Romesco Sauce,

an aged sherry vinegar and roasted garlic-infused Sherry Ketchup,

and a Red Chili Piri Piri sauce made with specialty Arbol peppers –

transforms the everyday meal into an effortless feast.

Easy elegance has become the life philosophy of Madrid-raised Amory, who
learned the art of gracious entertaining from her parents, the Count and Countess de la Maza.

“Our house was always full of family and friends,” Amory recalls.

“Every meal was memorable.” Today, Amory finds pride and pleasure in creating the same warmth

and welcome for her friends, family, and fans.

With the conviction that every occasion should be an opportunity to give back to those she loves with pride,
pleasure, and a touch of sophistication, Amory has made sharing the secrets of
graceful – and practical – hospitality her life’s work.
Amory’s newest product line is the latest incarnation of that work. With any one of
the creations in her classy condiment collection, even the simplest dish can be
dressed up for dinner.

Touch up a classic BLT with Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise made with fresh lemon juice and real eggs, Amory suggests. Pair Fine Herb Mayonnaise inspired by the lush Basque region with crispy coconut shrimp as fun fusion fare.

Dash a splash of spicy Green Piri Piri on fresh feta cheese for the perfect tapas platter dip.

Add handcrafted Champagne Ketchup, infused with sweet roasted garlic and freshly pressed olive oil, to a
mix of vodka, freshly ground pepper, and lemon when guests are in need of that emergency Bloody Mary.

As Amory would say, “Brilliant!”

Amory’s new collection includes nine specialty condiments: Green Chili Piri Piri, Red Chili
Piri Piri, Almond and Garlic Romesco Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise, Fine Herb
Mayonnaise, Classic Lemon Mayonnaise, Sherry Ketchup, Champagne Ketchup, and Smokey
BBQ Ketchup. Individual products range in price from $5.99 to $7.99. All Victoria Amory &
Co. products can be found at victoriaamory.com.
Gourmet Condiments by Victoria Amory
About Victoria Amory
Victoria Amory is an award-winning author, cook, and television personality. She writes
about food, entertaining, and lifestyle for local and national magazines and newspapers
such as Food & Wine, Veranda, Town & Country Travel, The Miami Herald, and The
Huffington Post. Born and raised in Spain, where she learned the art of gracious
entertaining, Victoria has made cooking for her loved ones and sharing her secrets to easy
elegance in the kitchen her life’s work. She shares her fabulous yet effortless recipes and
tips for the sophisticated home through her blog, victoriaamory.com, and her collection of
Victoria Amory & Co. soups, sauces, and skinny chicken parmesan. Amory’s line is designed
to help women create graceful, memorable meals and occasions with ease and confidence.
Victoria currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and their three boys.

Please visit victoriaamory.com and follow her on twitter @vixmam.
Victoria Amory & Co. products are available at victoriaamory.com

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