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Make sure you attend the FREE outdoor Bazaar on the weekend!

DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar

Dance Africa 2017, Bazaar

Rain or Shine!
May 27—May 29, 2017
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:

Ashland Pl / Lafayette Ave

Hours subject to change. Rain or shine.
Free
Saturday May 27, 2017

12pm

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DanceAfrica’s beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. Celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Africa and its diaspora—and see the streets surrounding BAM transformed into a global marketplace.

Bazaar Hours

Sat, May 27, 12—10pm
Sun, May 28, 12—8pm
Mon, May 29, 12—8pm

(Hours subject to change. Rain or shine.)

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DanceAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs with intermission
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $17.50
TICKETS START AT  $25

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Part of 2017 Winter/Spring Season and DanceAfrica Festival 2017

The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond
Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam and Artistic Director Emeritus Chuck Davis
Forty years after its inauguration under the artistic direction of Chuck Davis, the nation’s largest festival of African dance returns for a special anniversary celebration. This year’s performance, under the leadership of Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, is a special curated program that pays tribute to the past, present, and future of the landmark festival and the transformative power of movement.
Members of Philadelphia’s hip-hop based Illstyle & Peace Productions join with members of New York City’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and the drummers and dancers of Asase Yaa, performing a joyful collision of traditional and contemporary styles. Then, Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble—a master group of US-based Guinean dancers and musicians—present a spirited showcase of West African culture. Both groups are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble.
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble
Asase Yaa
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre
llstyle & Peace Productions
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)
Lighting design by Al Crawford
Sound design by David Margolin Lawson
Costume design by Hopie Lyn Burrows
Read the BAM program notes for Danceafrica 2017

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Artists
Abdel R. Salaam

Abdel R. Salaam is the Artistic Director for DanceAfrica.

Abdel R. Salaam

DanceAfrica Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam is the executive artistic director and choreographer of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, which he co-founded in 1981. The company led the historic procession for Nelson and Winnie Mandela on their visit to New York in 1990 and, along with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, received the 41st annual Audelco Award for Excellence in Black Theater Award as the 2013 Dance Company of the Year.

Salaam has directed and choreographed for theater and television to critical acclaim and has been active in the world of the performing and visual arts since 1955. He has served on the faculties of Lehman College, the American Dance Festival in the US and Korea, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, and the Chuck Davis Dance Academy. He is currently a director at the Harlem Children’s Zone/Forces of Nature Youth Academy of Dance and Wellness at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem. He has received many awards, including the Monarch Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance from the National Council for Arts & Culture (1993), the Silver Anniversary Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Teaching and Performance from Lehman College (1994), and Better Family Life Lifetime Achievement Award in Arts (2000). Salaam is a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow and was an artist in residence at the Tennessee Performing Art Center from 2003 to 2007.

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Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble

This Guinea company is led by Artistic Director M’bemba Bangoura.

Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble

Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble comprises 17 master drummers, dancers, and instrumentalists, all from their native country of Guinea. They bring with them the vast knowledge of the traditional music and dance from each region and represent more than 15 different Guinean ethnicities. Wula Artistic Director M’bemba Bangoura, who has played the djembe drum since childhood, has traveled the world as a performer and teacher and is acclaimed for his high level of mastery of the drum. At age 21, he was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. Since moving to the US in 1992, Bangoura has become an integral part of the drum and dance scene, teaching hundreds of students, many of whom are now teachers themselves. Additionally, Bangoura has choreographed his own works and developed repertory for many dance companies worldwide.

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Artists
Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater

This company of musicians, dancers, and vocalists was founded by Artistic Director Yao Ababio.

Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater

Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Yao Ababio. With a diversity of artistic skill, this company of musicians, dancers, and vocalists creates unique productions that mine the richness of the African diaspora. The company has appeared in VH1’s Hip Hop Honors Awards; Sing Your Song, a documentary about Harry Belafonte at the Apollo Theater; DanceAfrica; Kente Arts Alliance in Pittsburgh; and the first annual dance festival at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In January 2013 Asase Yaa opened its own multi-cultural performing arts facility in Brooklyn.

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Artists
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature performs a blend of contemporary dance and traditional African forms.

Artists

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company was founded by Executive Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, Executive Managing Director Olabamidele Husbands, and company member Dyane Harvey in 1981. The group has produced ballet and concert pieces and offered dance classes and educational programs in New York and throughout the world for over 36 years.

Forces of Nature performs a unique blend of contemporary modern dance, traditional West African and neo-African dance, contemporary ballet, house and hip-hop forms, and martial arts. The company has performed and toured widely throughout the US and abroad. In addition to annual appearances at Aaron Davis Hall, the Apollo Theater, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the ensemble has also performed at the Joyce Theater, the American Dance Festival, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) among others.

Forces of Nature was part of the 12th Annual Festival for Peace in Moscow, the only African-American dance company to engage with members of the Bolshoi Ballet, and had the honor to dance and lead the historical procession for Nelson Mandela during his first appearance in the US in 1990. The company was featured in the three-part PBS series Free to Dance, as part of Great Performances, on the history of black dance in the 20th-century. Forces of Nature was also the featured dance company in the film and Smithsonian exhibition When the Spirit Moves, on the influence of African-American dance in Western culture. And most recently, the company was honored with the 41st annual Vivian Robinson AUDELCO Award for Best Dance Company of 2013

In addition to performing and touring, Forces of Nature has gained national and international recognition for its work with youth of all ages through workshops, master classes, and training seminars. The company has developed ongoing programs offered to schools, community service organizations, and cultural art institutions, believing that the arts, coupled with informative, stimulating academic presentations and creative participation, are among the best educational tools for redirecting youth on a positive, progressive, alternative path.

 

Artists
Illstyle & Peace Productions

This Philadelphia-based dance company was founded in 2000 by Brandon “Peace” Albright.

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Artists
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)

BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble celebrates ancestral roots and the modern-day community.

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Neighborhood
Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

This traditional tribute to those who have passed on features music and drumming, dance performances, and a libation ceremony for the ancestors conducted by the DanceAfrica Council of Elders.
MORE

Free

Neighborhood
DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

This year’s festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART who have participated in BAM Education’s DanceAfrica program.
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Free

Visual Art
Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

BAM Visual Art presents a new work by Guinean painter and illustrator Maeva Kounta.
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Free

Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

Film Series

FilmAfrica 2017

Le Balon d'or

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May 26—May 29, 2017
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Part of BAMcinématek and DanceAfrica Festival 2017

Co-presented by the New York African Film Festival

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.

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Clouds Over Conakry
Fri, May 26, 2017
Clouds Over Conakry
Fri, May 26, 2017

A young artist is torn between following his father’s path and living his own life.

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Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red In It
Fri, May 26, 2017
Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red In It
Fri, May 26, 2017

This homage to Purple Rain, the first narrative feature in the Tuareg language is the universal story of one musician’s struggle to make it against all odds.

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Martha & Niki
Sat, May 27, 2017
Martha & Niki
Sat, May 27, 2017

This documentary chronicles the incredible story of the first-ever female champions of the largest hip-hop street-dance competition in the world.

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Paris According To Moussa
Sat, May 27, 2017
Paris According To Moussa
Sat, May 27, 2017

An immigrant on an important trip finds difficulties and solidarity in France, in this film which was awarded the Human Rights Award by the United Nations.

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Guinean Independence Documentaries
Sun, May 28, 2017
Guinean Independence Documentaries
Sun, May 28, 2017

One of the first African nations to win its independence, this program of rare documentaries gives an intimate first-hand account of life in Guinea in the first years of independence.

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Film
Le Ballon d’or
Sun, May 28, 2017
Le Ballon d’or
Sun, May 28, 2017

A spirited young boy pursues his dream of becoming a professional soccer player in this vivid, joyous portrait of growing up in West Africa.

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Film
Price of Love
Mon, May 29, 2017
Price of Love
Mon, May 29, 2017

A young taxi driver must confront his past when he helps a prostitute out of a fight.

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Shorts Program
Mon, May 29, 2017
Shorts Program
Mon, May 29, 2017

A group of contemporary stories on love and connection in the French-African diaspora.

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Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017
Rain or Shine!

DanceAfrica’s beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.
MORE

Free

Classes
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

Participants are introduced to West African rhythmic traditions and learn the fundamentals of Guinean movement styles in this immersive workshop.
MORE

Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop focusing on Guinean movement and music.
MORE

Iconic BAM Artists
Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis (1937—2017) was the founding artistic director of DanceAfrica, BAM’s longest running series, and one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.
MORE
CONTACT
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Santana Redux w/ The BRC Orchestra

The all-stars of Black Rock Coalition honor legend Carlos Santana for Cinco De Mayo.
Fri, May 5, 2017

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Music
Rabasi Joss with Soul Inscribed

The beloved funk band returns to BAM with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Rabasi Joss.
Fri, May 19, 2017

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Free

Photo: Richard Termine and Julieta Cervantes
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DanceAfrica 2017
 

May 26—May 29, 2017

Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs with intermission
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $17.50
TICKETS START AT  $25

Buy Tickets

See all on-sale dates
Part of 2017 Winter/Spring Season and DanceAfrica Festival 2017

The Healing Light of Rhythm: Tradition and Beyond
Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam and Artistic Director Emeritus Chuck Davis
Forty years after its inauguration under the artistic direction of Chuck Davis, the nation’s largest festival of African dance returns for a special anniversary celebration. This year’s performance, under the leadership of Artistic Director Abdel R. Salaam, is a special curated program that pays tribute to the past, present, and future of the landmark festival and the transformative power of movement.
Members of Philadelphia’s hip-hop based Illstyle & Peace Productions join with members of New York City’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and the drummers and dancers of Asase Yaa, performing a joyful collision of traditional and contemporary styles. Then, Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble—a master group of US-based Guinean dancers and musicians—present a spirited showcase of West African culture. Both groups are joined by the BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble.
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble
Asase Yaa
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre
llstyle & Peace Productions
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)
Lighting design by Al Crawford
Sound design by David Margolin Lawson
Costume design by Hopie Lyn Burrows
Read the BAM program notes for Danceafrica 2017

Related Content

Artists
Abdel R. Salaam

Abdel R. Salaam is the Artistic Director for DanceAfrica.

MORE
Artists
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble

This Guinea company is led by Artistic Director M’bemba Bangoura.

MORE
Artists
Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater

This company of musicians, dancers, and vocalists was founded by Artistic Director Yao Ababio.

MORE
Artists
Forces of Nature Dance Theatre

Forces of Nature performs a blend of contemporary dance and traditional African forms.

MORE
Artists
Illstyle & Peace Productions

This Philadelphia-based dance company was founded in 2000 by Brandon “Peace” Albright.

MORE
Artists
BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (Brooklyn)

BAM/Restoration DanceAfrica Ensemble celebrates ancestral roots and the modern-day community.

MORE

Related EVENTS

Neighborhood
Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

Tribute to the Ancestors
Sat, May 20, 2017

This traditional tribute to those who have passed on features music and drumming, dance performances, and a libation ceremony for the ancestors conducted by the DanceAfrica Council of Elders.
MORE

Free

Neighborhood
DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

DanceAfrica Community Day at RestorationART
Sat, May 20, 2017

This year’s festival kicks off with the annual community welcome for the artists, featuring performances by students from RestorationART who have participated in BAM Education’s DanceAfrica program.
MORE

Free

Visual Art
Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

Maeva Kounta: Modernism and Tradition
May 22—Jun 30, 2017

BAM Visual Art presents a new work by Guinean painter and illustrator Maeva Kounta.
MORE

Free

Film Series
FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

FilmAfrica 2017
May 26—May 29, 2017

This cinematic companion to the annual DanceAfrica celebration features the best narrative and documentary films from across Africa and beyond, with a special focus on Guinea.
MORE

Neighborhood
DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica 2017 Bazaar
May 27—May 29, 2017
Rain or Shine!

DanceAfrica’s beloved bazaar returns, featuring more than 150 vendors from around the world, offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.
MORE

Free

Classes
DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Master Class
Mon, May 29, 2017

Participants are introduced to West African rhythmic traditions and learn the fundamentals of Guinean movement styles in this immersive workshop.
MORE

Classes
DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

DanceAfrica Family Workshop
Mon, May 29, 2017

Caregivers and children alike deepen their engagement with DanceAfrica in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop focusing on Guinean movement and music.
MORE

Iconic BAM Artists
Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis (1937—2017) was the founding artistic director of DanceAfrica, BAM’s longest running series, and one of the foremost teachers and choreographers of traditional African dance in America.
MORE
CONTACT
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Music
Rabasi Joss with Soul Inscribed

The beloved funk band returns to BAM with Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Rabasi Joss.
Fri, May 19, 2017

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Free

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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.”

 

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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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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).

 

September 29, 2015 Posted by | BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, GUIDES, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FOOD — Victoria Amory & Company — New Gourmet Condiment Collection

Female founders

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

September 29, 2015 Posted by | FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MUSIC – Nona Hendryx presents Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf 11/29 Joe’s Pub

Nona Hendryx presents

Parallel Lives: Billie Holiday & Edith Piaf

November 29

Joe’s Pub
Ticket Price: $35.00

Doors at 6PM & 9PM,
Shows at 7PM & 9:30PM

Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, two women born in the same year on different shores, speaking different languages, led parallel lives in many ways, yet never met. They died 4 years apart in the cities they loved. Parallel Lives, curated by Nona Hendryx and an international roster of contemporary vocalists, is a global celebration to ‘Lady Day’ and the ‘Little Sparrow.’ Participating Artists: Nona Hendryx, Joey Arias, Women of the World, Liza Jesse Peterson, Etienne Stadwjck AND MORE!

Revolutionary art-rock, new-wave goddess Nona Hendryx is a celebrated vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician and author. Tackling social issues, love and politics, Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound and style evolution. Longtime Nona Hendryx fans know her as one of the founding members of the ‘girl group’, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles in which their tight harmonies (spiced with Patti’s soaring gospel tinged lead vocals) served up a mixed platter of modern hits, beautiful standards, and soulful covers of songs such as Over the Rainbow. From here, Patti, Sarah and Nona morphed into the groundbreaking group Labelle, delivering a No.1 worldwide hit with ‘Lady Marmalade’ (Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi C’est Soir?)” Setting the world on fire with their theatrical performances and their costumes from feathers to silver and back this was where songwriter, Hendryx, came into her own. Writing for Patti’s amazing voice and the group’s unique sound, Hendryx’s songs—Can I Speak to You Before You Go to Hollywood, I Believe I Finally Made It Home, Space Children, You Turn Me On—rapidly became ‘the voice of Labelle.

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As a solo artist, Hendryx, has recorded and collaborated with an impressive line up of collaborators from all genres of music Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Funk, Spoken Word and Jazz. (From Prince, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Living Color, Afrika Bambaataa to George Clinton and P-Funk, resulting in several top ten hits and a Grammy nomination (“Rock This House”, from her album The Heat, with Keith Richards— Rolling Stones—on guitar). In her 2012 album Mutatis Mutandis (Latin for changing those things which need to be changed), Hendryx lends the necessary gravitas to a striking rendition of Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit with a smoky vocal tessitura somewhere between funk and the end of the stratosphere.

http://www.nonahendryx.com/

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September 25, 2015 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, HOLIDAY GUIDES, LIFESTYLES, Music, opportunity, Uncategorized, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FOOD – Brownie Brittle to Host Bake Sale Sep 21 with Proceeds to benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

Brownie Brittle to Host Bake Sale Benefitting Pediatric Cancer Research

Online Sales To Be Matched and Donated to Cookies For Kids’ Cancer

 

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and in its support, Brownie Brittle LLC is offering fans two ways to help this cause that is near and dear to Founder Sheila G. Mains’ heart.

First, up to $5,000 in orders placed at Brownie Brittle’s website during the month of September will be matched and donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and Brownie Brittle fans will receive ten percent off their orders with the code GOODCOOKIE at checkout, plus $6.95 flat rate shipping. Second, on September 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, Brownie Brittle will host its annual Bake Sale at 2253 Vista Parkway, #8 in West Palm Beach. Baked goods lovers are encouraged to attend and try over countless baked treats with proceeds benefitting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer as well.

“Finding a cure for pediatric cancer is something so close to my heart,” said Mains. “Every year that we are able to support this cause brings us one step closer to ending this epidemic.”

Mains’ stepson Scott lost his battle with pediatric cancer in 2012; since then Brownie Brittle has been honored to support this important cause in his memory.

With skyrocketing sales, Brownie Brittle has literally cornered the snack market. Its thin, crispy texture was created to honor Sheila G’s favorite part of the brownie – the crispy corner edge.

with Red Jacket holding Brownies

Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle has exploded onto the retail scene and is available in tens of thousands of stores across the globe, including Target, Walmart, Kroger, and Safeway. Brownie Brittle has been flying high as a snack on Delta, United and Alaskan Airlines flights.

Brownie Brittle has also been honored with numerous awards. Convenience Store News named Brownie Brittle “Best Sweet Snack” in 2014.  In 2013, Brownie Brittle was named “Editor’s Pick” by The Gourmet Retailer Magazine.  Additional awards and recognition include Self Magazine’s Healthy Food Award, Oprah.com’s “7 Fabulous Finds,” Progressive Grocer’s “Editors’ Pick” Award, Fitness Magazine’s Healthy Food Award Sweet Treats, and the coveted “Best New Snack Product” award at NCSA. Weightwatchers.com has called Brownie Brittle, “…the health-conscious chocoholic’s dream come true.”

About Brownie Brittle: Brownie Brittle, LLC, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been baking and selling innovative brownie products to restaurants, club stores and world-class theme parks since 1992. Brownie Brittle™, the company’s flagship snack product, is available in Chocolate Chip, Toffee Crunch, Mint Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, and Peanut Butter Chip. New holiday flavors will be on store shelves in fall of 2015. Brownie Brittle snacks are available in tens of thousands of stores in the US, Canada, China, Korea, Australia, and the Caribbean. More information is available online at www.browniebrittle.com, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, and by calling 1-800-BROWNIE.

September 18, 2015 Posted by | CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NYC – WORKING ARTIST MOTHERS – Prime Latino Media SALON – 7/29 6-10pm

Tio Louie LogoholaULP

 

Skyline Features

invites you for

Peruvian Independence Day to

 

PLM Salón Arelys

 a monthly NY series for Latino multimedia-makers & actors on the East Coast

July Celebration of

“WORKING ARTIST MOTHERS”

Strategies from two indefatigable & successful independent artists producing in English & Spanish-language media & entertainment

 

 

A networking forum for Latinos & their supporters to connect and sustain one another in English & Spanish-language mainstream & Latino media with interviews, screenings & panel discussions by proven thought-leaders & best-kept secrets in the industry.

 

Follow the movement:

FACEBOOK Group: Prime Latino Media 

Twitter: @PLMSalon

Instagram: PRIME_LATINO_MEDIA

Vimeo: Prime Latino Media

 

Tuesday, July 28th: 6-10PM
Interviews: 8PM
 
“A support network to advocate, promote and advance English and Spanish-language projects and careers in mainstream and Latino media and entertainment”

 

Working Artist Mothers

As multimedia-makers & actors we know all too well the struggle of working at our craft – throw into the mix raising a family. We feature two women who are working at their craft within media and entertainment, creating projects and raising their kids. One just shot in the hit series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, comes out in a feature film with Sylvester Stallone and is raising teens. Another writes for El Diario and just finished a book with two kids under the age of three. Hear strategies from two indefatigable & successful gems from our community and join independent multimedia-makers and actors in theater, film, television, commercials and New Media and partake in networking, conversation, wine and food.

 

Host: TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno

 

6-8PM: Networking

 

8-9PM: TIO LOUIE Reporta: Interviews with an Actor & Filmmaker Pilot
9-10PM: Networking 

 

FREE ADMISSION & CASH BAR/FOOD

RSVP @

http://workingartists.eventbrite.com

  


Johanna Tolentino Johanna Tolentino
Recently, she booked a co-starring role on Orange is the New Black, appeared as Rosa in The Buddy Holly Story at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, a co-starring role on the NBC show, Do No Harm and is coming out this fall in Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming Rocky sequel, Creed. She got her first big break at the age of 16 on the feature film Lean On Me with Morgan Freeman. Johanna trained at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in audition technique, voice and acting before booking roles in regional theaters, regional commercials and industrial films. She is now preparing to launch an IndieGoGO campaign for the web series Whatever It Takes in which she is the Creator, Producer and Lead Actor. https://vimeo.com/101018529
  Carolina Valenti Carolina Valenti
 

TioLouie Cuban White  

TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno  (Moderator)

Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network of Latino multimedia-makers and actors on the East Coast that hosts the PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, metro-New York’s only monthly network gathering in which over 60 narrative and documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting  agents, TV & digital media producers and actors have been interviewed. An Interactive Content Producer & Educator who for 33 years has owned SKYLINE FEATURES, a bilingual multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT. He has trained 1,500 Latino & Black Youth over 10 years to produce 70 documentary shorts. For documentary features he was the Producer/Director of Latina Confessions  (2010) & Co-producer of American Dreams Deferred (2012-14) on PBS. For two years he was the President of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in New York (NALIP) and he has been serving for over 17 years on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers University.

 

For a sample of works: www.vimeo.com/TioLouie

 

Follow me on Twitterfollow me on Twitter: @TioLouie

View my profile on LinkedInLinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/louisperegomoreno

FREE ADMISSION

 

CASH BAR

LOCATION:

Lima’s Taste (Peruvian Restaurant & Lounge)

 

122 Christopher Street, at Bedford Street (West Village), NYC

#1 train to Christopher Street or A/B/C/D/E/F/M to W. 4th

Drinks & food available at cash bar

 

Join our partnering Professional Networking Groups:

Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)  www.hellohola.org

United Latino Professionals (ULP)  http://www.ulpnetwork.com

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Tio.Louie@me.com

 

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SEE YOU THERE at this exciting monthly series!

July 24, 2015 Posted by | ART, BUSINESS, CULTURE, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, opportunity, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Snack Choices for Summer 2015

Valued contributor TT Moloney shared some shots and coverage with us:

The lovely ladies of Laughing Cow cheese wedges at Snack Attack.

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Kelly Saunderson of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods at Snack Attack

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Desiree Rosa (left) and associates of Sara Lee at Snack Attack.

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Sara Sheets (r) and associate of Pretzel Perfection at Snack Attack.

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Lexi Thom (right) and associate of Fusion Jerky at Snack Attack.

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July 14, 2015 Posted by | BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURS, FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Specialty Foods — An examination of the SOFI Awards 2015 Finalists

Guest Contributor Robert Stepanek joins us to help analyze new trends in Gourmet Foods in his distinctive voice.

One of the clearest examples of foodie awareness is the realm of specialty foods, increasingly health conscious, but always deliberately appealing to the globally nuanced palate. Innovations abound and traditions can often reveal enhanced subtleties simply from innovations in freshness.

For many, one of the clear hallmarks is the Sofi nomination,; for a precious few, the SOFI Award reveals the cream of the cream.

Wade through the Twilight Zone analogy at the beginning. Robert provides great links to the finalists by the end.

 

2015 sofi™ AWARDS

 

By Robert Stepanek for LuckyGirl MEDIA

The first time I laid eyes upon the statuette given to the winners of the SOFI Awards – the annual honors recognizing outstanding achievement in the realm of specialty foods – I detected a distinct familiarity about the form, but couldn’t immediately place it. While the figure is fundamentally modeled on ‘Oscar’, the three-dimensional logo of the Academy Awards, in that it is bisymmetrical, golden, standing erect, and holding an object (appositely a serving platter instead of a sword), there was another aspect to it that struck me as reminiscent of an iconic predecessor – namely, the head. The SOFI statuette, you see, is apparently wearing a chef’s toque, but not one that is clearly delineated; rather the sculpting is more evocative than realistic, so that the abstracted headwear resembles as much a bulbous projection extending the cranium as a hat sitting atop it.

 

And then I had it – the Sofi statue is a Kanamit!

 

It was in 1962 that the classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” first aired, featuring a race of 9-foot aliens who arrived upon earth, bringing with them technologies that brought peace, harmony and plenty to our planet – not least among these being the means to make barren lands arable, which, by feeding the hungry masses here, consequently banished widespread misery and want. Hence, the apt title of the teleplay: “To Serve Man”. Of course, this had a double-meaning, as it was also the title of a Kanamit cookbook featuring earthlings as the main ingredient, a fact tranlsators arrived at too late to prevent space-shiploads of fattened humans from being flown to the Kanamit planet like so much interstellar cattle.

Despite the similarity of the Kanamit noggin and the head of the SOFI statuette, I haven’t discovered any production notes suggesting that a chef’s toque was indeed the inspiration for the cranial prosthetic worn in “To Serve Man” by the late 7-foot actor Richard Kiel (best known as the villain ‘Jaws’ in the James Bond movies), who portrayed most of the Kanamits, but it’s amusing to think that the ‘Twilight Zone’ special effects team had that in mind (or on mind, as the case may be).

 

Science fiction analogues aside, “to serve man” could well be a fitting motto for the 3,000-odd members of the Specialty Food Association, which presents the annual Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows. It is, after all, the business they are in, no ironies about it. And while the Summer Fancy Food Show, running at the Javits Center from June 28-30, offers a staggering array of specialty food products comprising a cornucopia with regards to variety, flavors and innovation, the crème de la crème of the event has always been the SOFI Awards.

 

Now in their 43rd year, the SOFI Awards (the acronym SOFI stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) are the top honor in the $109 billion specialty food industry, and out of 2,715 entries submitted by members of the Specialty Food Association, finalists have been determined by a national panel of 36 specialty food experts over eight days of tastings.

Those judges with the tough job of winnowing all aspirants down to the 125 finalist products in 32 award categories come from a variety of food industry entities, such as Whole Foods Market, Food52 Shop, Kroger, Fresh Direct, The Fresh Market, Mouth.com, Citarella, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Williams-Sonoma, and Food & Wine, among others.

The gala red-carpet awards ceremony, with a reception afterwards featuring tastings from the finalists, took place at the Javits Center on June 29, with the winners announced by Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s “Chopped”. The finalists, listed under respective categories, are:

 

APPETIZER, ANTIPASTO OR HORS D’OEUVRES

Pickled Carrots: Ginger & Spice, Pernicious Pickling Company, LLC [www.perniciouspickling.com]

100% Fullblood Wagyu Beef Summer Sausage
, Lone Mountain Wagyu LLC [www.lonemountainwagyu.com]

Cracked Wheat Salad, Haig’s Delicacies [www.haigsdelicacies.com]

Grilled Olives, Italian Products USA [www.italian-products.com]

 

BAKED INGREDIENT, BAKING MIX OR FLAVOR ENHANCER Ingredient or Cereal

Salfiore di Romagna – Sweet Sea Salt of Cervia, Fruit of the Boot, Inc. [www.fruitoftheboot.com]

Taco Night Blend, Just Cook Foods [www.justcookfoods.com]

Banana Muffin Almond Flour Mix
, Simple Mills LLC [www.simplemills.com]

Blood Orange Olive Oil Brownie Kit
, Sutter Buttes Olive Oil Co. [www.sutterbuttesoliveoil.com]

 

BREADS, MUFFINS, GRANOLA OR CEREAL

Organic Stoneground Flakes
, Back to the Roots [www.backtotheroots.com]

Blueberry Hemp Ancient Grain Granola, Appetite for Healthy Living LLC [ www.purelyelizabeth.com]

Cheese and Chive Biscuits, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits [www.calliesbiscuits.com]

 

CHEESE

Tunworth Soft Cheese
, The Fine Cheese Co. [www.finecheese.co.uk]

Whole Milk Ricotta, Bellwether Farms [www.bellwetherfarms.com]

Bay Blue, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company [www.pointreyescheese.com]

Bonne Bouche, Vermont Creamery [www.vermontcreamery.com]

Cabricharme
, World’s Best Cheeses [www.cheezwhse.com]

 

CHOCOLATE

Mababu Tanzania 72% Dark Chocolate Bar, Askinosie Chocolate [www.askinosie.com]

Switzerland Dark Chocolate 60% Cocoa with Essential Pine Tree Oil, Milkboy Swiss Chocolates [www.milkboy.com]

72% Madagascar Sambirano, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate [www.dicktaylorchocolate.com]

Avant-Garde Bar Tangy Tomate, Chocolat Moderne LLC [www.chocolatemoderne.com]

Dangerously Delicious Black Licorice Chocolate Toffee, Laurie & Sons [www.laurieandsons.com]

 

CLASSIC

Olio Verde
, Manicaretti Italian Food Imports [www.manicaretti.com]

Original Blue, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company [www.pointreyescheese.com]

Original Rainbow Trout Caviar, Sunburst Trout Farms [www.sunbursttrout.com]

Creme Fraiche, Bellwether Farms [www.bellwetherfarms.com]

Cultured Butter Sea Salt Basket, Vermont Creamery [www.vermontcreamery.com]

 

COLD BEVERAGE

Ouzon Soda
, OPA! Originals, Inc. [www.greeksoda.com]

White and Vine, Owl’s Brew [www.theowlsbrew.com]

Avocado & Greens, Forager Project, LLC [www.foragerproject.com]

Bittermilk No. 3 Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour, Bittermilk LLC [www.bittermilk.com]

 

CONDIMENT

Special Sauce, Sir Kensington’s [www.sirkensingtons.com]

Spiced Ketchup, Sir Kensington’s [www.sirkensingtons.com]

Chili Jam, American Spoon Foods [www.spoon.com]

French Plums
, Boat Street Pickles LLC [www.boatstreetpickles.com]

Habanero Mustard Seeds, Taste Elevated LLC [www.tasteelevatedshop.com]

 

CONFECTION

Organic Hard Candy – Meyer Lemon & Raspberry, Torie & Howard LLC [www.torieandhoward.com]

Coconut Granules Green Tea Mints – Cardamom Cinnamon
, Sencha Naturals [www.senchanaturals.com]

Goat Milk Chai Caramels
, Big Picture Farm LLC [www.bigpicturefarm.com]

 

COOKIES, BROWNIES, CAKES, OR PIE

Organic Molten Chocolate Cake – Dark Decadence
, Hot Cakes [www.getyourhotcakes.com]

Salted Sour Lemon Cookies
, Wackym’s Kitchen [www.wackymskitchen.com]

Burnt Sugar and Fennel Shortbread
, Lark Fine Foods LLC [www.larkfinefoods.com]

Hot Ginger, Zesty Cookie Company LLC [www.zestycookieco.com]

 

COOKING, DIPPING OR FINISHING SAUCE

Zanzibar, Kitchens of Africa [www.kitchensofafrica.com]

Authentic Moroccan Seasoning
, cHarissa [www.charissa.biz]

Coconut Curry Simmer Sauce
, Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods [www.mayakaimal.com]

Deadwood: Eulogy Verde Taco Sauce, Something Eclectic [www.racecitysauceworks.com]

 

CRACKER

Lesley Stowe Raincoast Flats Kale and Walnut Flatbreads
, Dare Foods [www.darefoods.com]

Laiki Black Rice Crackers
, Grains of Health LLC [www.laikicrackers.com]

Casa Madaio Tozzetti Al Burro di Bufala, World’s Best Cheeses [www.cheezwhse.com]

 

DAIRY OR DAIRY ALTERNATIVES

Beet Yogurt
, Blue Hill Yogurt [www.bluehillyogurt.com]

Blackberry Sheep Milk Yogurt, Bellwether Farms [www.bellwetherfarms.com]

 

DESSERT SAUCES, TOPPINGS AND SYRUP

Salted Caramel Sauce, Coop’s MicroCreamery [www.coopsmicrocreamery.com]

Charmed Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
, The Frosting Queens [www.thefrostingqueens.com]

Cold Brew Coffee Caramel
, Fat Toad Farm [www.fattoadfarm.com]

 

FOODSERVICE

Oragnic Turmeric Lemon Sachets
, Rishi Tea [www.rishi-tea.com]

Sea Fare Pacific, Oregon Seafoods LLC [www.seafarepacific.com]

Traditional Pastry Shell, 1.5 Inch, Dufour Pastry Kitchens, Inc. [www.dufourpastrykitchens.com]

Cultured Butter Unsalted
, Vermont Creamery [www.vermontcreamery.com]

Grade A Very Dark Color Strong Taste Maple Syrup, Crown Maple LLC [www.crownmaple.com]

 

FROZEN SAVORY

100% Fullblood Wagyu Beef Sausage Links, Lone Mountain Wagyu LLC [www.lonemountainwagyu.com]

Country Ham Biscuits, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits [www.calliesbiscuits.com]

 

HOT BEVERAGE

Rhubarb and Ginger
, teapigs [www.teapigs.com]

Vanilla Pear Tea
, Tea Forte, Inc. [www.teaforte.com]

Drinking Chocolate, Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate [www.dicktaylorchocolate.com]

 

ICE CREAM, GELATO OR FROZEN TREATS

Single-Origin Kalimantan Chocolate Ice Cream
, Choctal LLC [www.choctal.com]

Speculoos Cookie Butter, Steve’s Ice Cream, Craft Collective [www.stevesicecream.com]

Chamomile
, Tea-rrific! Ice Cream [www.tearrificicecream.com]

 

JAM, PRESERVE, HONEY, NUT BUTTER

Mango Lime Jam
, Cherith Valley Gardens, Inc. [www.cherithvalley.com]

Sicilian Pistachio Spread, Manicaretti Italian Food Imports [www.manicaretti.com]

100% Raw Gourmet Wild Dandelion Honey, Wedderspoon Organic, USA LLC [www.wedderspoon.com]

Carrot Cake Jam
, The Potlicker LLC [www.potlickerkitchen.com]

Coconut Jam, Hey Boo, LLC [www.heyboojams.com]

 

MEAT, PÂTÉ, SEAFOOD

Kleine Schweine, Olympic Provisions [www.olympicprovisions.com]

Prime Smoked Beef Brisket, Wagshal’s Imports [www.wagshalsimports.com]

Salametto Piccante, Fra’ Mani Handcrafted Foods [www.framani.com]

Blue Heaven, Creminelli Fine Meats [www.creminelli.com]

 

NEW PRODUCT

Mombasa, Kitchens of Africa [www.kitchensofafrica.com]  

Organic Stoneground Flakes, Back to the Roots [www.backtotheroots.com]

Pickled Cherries
, Boat Street Pickles [www.boatstreetpickles.com]

Pödör Apricot Seed Oil, Podor Oils and Vinegars [www.podoroils.com]

Raspberry Rhubarb Goat Milk Caramels, Big Picture Farm LLC [www.bigpicturefarm.com]

The Mayan
, Salt of the Earth Bakery [www.saltoftheearthbakery.com]

Beetroot Rasam Soup
, Cafe Spice – Global Cuisine [www.cafespice.com]

Bloody Mary Mix, American Spoon Foods [www.spoon.com]

Dark Chocolate Chipotle Almonds
, Clif Family [www.cliffamilykitchen.com]

Hot Mess
, Lillie’s Q Barbeque Sauces & Rubs [www.lilliesq.com]

 

OIL

Mandranova Nocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil, De Medici Imports, Ltd. [www.demedici.com]

Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil
, Rogers Collection [www.rogerscollection.com]

Stöger Organic Austrian Pumpkin Seed Oil, Los Chileros [www.loschileros.com]

100% Fairtrade Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, La Tourangelle [www.latourangelle.com]

Castillo de Canena Smoked Arbequina Olive Oil
, Culinary Collective [www.culinarycollective.com]

 

PASTA, RICE AND GRAIN

Wholegrain Freekeh, Freekehlicious LLC [www.freekehlicious.com]

Corn, Caramelized Onion & Thyme Ravioli, Nella Pasta LLC [www.nellapasta.com]

Garlic and Herb Stone Ground Grits
, Southern Culture Artisan Foods [www.southernculturefoods.com]

 

PASTA SAUCE

Pumpkin and Kale Alfredo Sauce, Sauces ‘n Love, Inc. [www.saucesnlove.com]

Umbrian Black Truffle Sauce, Italian Harvest, Inc. [www.italianharvest.com]

Italianavera Mamma Mia Seared Eggplant Pasta Sauce, Epicure Foods Corporation [www.epicurefoodscorp.com]

 

PRODUCT LINE

King of Pops
, King of Pops, Inc., [www.atlanta.kingofpops.net]

Kitchens of Africa
, Kitchens of Africa, [www.kitchensofafrica.com]

Bittermilk Cocktail Mixers
, Bittermilk LLC ,[www.bittermilk.com]

Coolhaus, Coolhaus, [www.eatcoolhaus.com]

Goat’s Milk Caramel
, Fat Toad Farm [www.fattoadfarm.com]

 

SALAD DRESSING,

Cracked Sesame Miso
, Nago Foods [www.nagofoods.com]

Japanese Plum Miso, Nago Foods [www.nagofoods.com]

 

SALSA OR DIP

Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde, Wozz! Kitchen Creations [www.wozzkitchencreations.com]

Lime Chili Cilantro Probiotic Salsa
, Cultured and Saucy [www.culturedandsaucy.com]

Papalote Roasted Tomato Salsa, Papalote, Inc. [www.papalotesalsa.com]

 

SAVORY SNACK

Sweet Chili Chickpea Chips, Maya Kaimal Fine Indian Foods [www.mayakaimal.com]

100% Fullblood Wagyu Beef Jerky
, Lone Mountain Wagyu LLC [www.lonemountainwagyu.com]

Chicken Sesame BBQ Epic Bar, Epic Provisions LLC [www.epicbar.com]

Jalapeno Parmesan Crisps, Kitchen Table Bakers [www.kitchentablebakers.com]

 

SOUP, STEW, BEAN OR CHILI

Nona Lim Thai Curry & Lime Broth, Cook San Francisco LLC [www.cooksf.com]

Beetroot Rasam Soup, Cafe Spice – Global Cuisine [www.cafespice.com]

 

SWEET SNACK

Kettle Pipcorn, Pipsnacks LLC [www.pipsnacks.com]

Navarino Icons Sesame Seed Bar
, Hellenic Famrs LLC [www.hellenicfarms.com]

Saffron Rose Popcorn, Masala Pop, LLC [www.eatmasalapop.com]

 

VEGAN OR GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS

Millet and Brown Rice Ramen
, Lotus Foods [www.lotusfoods.com]

Qancha Original
, Nazqiz Inc. [www.nazqiz.com]

TigerNut Flour, Organic Gemini [www.organicgemini.com]

Vegan Hot Fudge
, Coop’s Microcreamery [www.coopsmicrocreamery.com]

Frontier Bites Almond Blueberry Lemon, Frontier Snacks, Inc. [www.frontierbites.com]

Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookie, Tate’s Bake Shop [www.tatesbakeshop.com]

 

VINEGAR

O-Med Rosé Vinegar, O-Med Extra Virgin Olive Oil [www.omedoil.com]

Organic Apple Balsamic Vinegar, Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods [www.ritrovo.com]

Chinese Celery Drinking Vinegar, Pok Pok Som [www.pokpoksom.com]

 

Thank you, Robert!

We hope to have more of Robert’s food musings in the very near future.

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