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The international festival on spirituality, Divinamente New York, comes here from Rome, Italy, April 22 to 26, 2010, for the second consecutive year. A five-night festival, it celebrates spirituality and artistic exploration through a range of events including musical and theatrical performances and round-table discussions.
This year's theme, "The Fear of God," traces the feelings of fear and trepidation as they evolve into comfort, acceptance, and peace -- will be addressed in six different theatrical, artistic, and musical productions, and will be held in several NYC venues including the Rubin Museum of Art, Symphony Space, and the Italian Cultural Institute.Divinamente New York is an offshoot of the Festival Divinamente Roma, founded in 2008 by Italian actress, director, and cultural icon Pamela Villoresi, who has appeared in over 100 plays, 11 films and 12 television productions. She has worked with such famed Italian actors as Vittorio Gassman and Nino Manfredi, and directors as Marco Bellocchio, the Taviani brothers, Ettore Scola and Giorgio Strehler. The Festival opens at the Italian Cultural Institute with a round table discussion on the theme led by Villoresi with readings taken from "Noah’s Arch" by Michele di Martino, Dante's Inferno and The Bacchae by Euripides. To be held on Thursday, April 22, it will be followed by "The Path of the Soul," an original concert featuring Russian duo clarinetist Anton Dressler and pianist Uri Brener performing the music of various composers in a variety of styles. On Friday, April 23, at Symphony Space, Napolitana vocalist Teresa De Sio’s secular prayer will invoke Paradise on earth through popular music. The Rubin Museum will host the third night of the festival, Saturday, April 24, and is a great setting for the story of the love between Galileo Galilei and his illegitimate daughter, Suor Maria Celeste, played by actress Federica Bern.
At St. Mark’s Church, on Sunday, April 25, Vanessa Gravina will perform the courage of Francesca, the Saint of Immigrants live on stage.On Monday, April 26 at the Italian Cultural Institute, the closing event will feature the captivating voice of Evelina Meghnagi as she relives the exodus of the Sephardic Jews through Africa and Europe to the Roman community.Divinamente New York is sponsored by MIBAC, ARCUS, The Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and ARMUSER Association. For more info about the Divinamente New York Festival, visit: www.divinamente.infoDivinamente New YorkApril 22nd-April 26th, 2010sponsored byThe Italian Cultural Institute Silvia Giampaola Attachè for Cultural Affairs
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From February 11-18, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 (MBFW), thousands of fashion industry professionals will come together in Bryant Park's iconic Tents for one last time before MBFW relocates to Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center next September. Retailers, reporters, editors, fashionistas, celebrities from the A to D lists and the occasional interloper will pack the lobby to see Collections from the world’s established and up-and-coming designers, and how the fashion community sets the tones and trends for what (they hope) the rich and famous will wear in Fall/Winter 2010 (or just to grab a free vodka tonic, frappuccino or the latest copy of WWD.) "As we close a chapter in the history of our event, IMG is excited to be working with Lincoln Center, the CFDA and the City to create a new home for the fashion industry at Lincoln Center,” said Peter Levy, Senior VP and Managing Director of IMG Fashion Worldwide. “We are looking forward, with our partners, to rolling out our plans in the coming months." "All of us at IMG Fashion are excited about the outstanding and stellar lineup which has come together from around the world to share in this historic Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week," said Fern Mallis, Senior VP of IMG Fashion. “This will be a significant season, as we reflect on 17 years, 31 seasons and close to 2,500 fashion shows in Bryant Park that have launched many careers....from Designers to Editors, Models, Producers, Celebrities, TV Commentators and Reality Shows. We all also look forward to the change - and September's move to Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center." The two highlights of every recent February Fashion Week are non-traditional runway shows: the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2010, featuring A-list celebrities modeling red dresses created by top designers; and The Project Runway final runway show, featuring designs from the four finalists of the 2009-10 season. Needless to say these two shows are very hot tickets, although I did get invited to last year's Red Dress show and hope to be there again on February 11. (Alas, a Project Runway invitation is a very long shot.) A runway show by the legendary Tommy Hilfiger will close Fashion Week at Bryant Park forever — or least the forseeable future — when his models start the final walk down the runway of The Tent at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 18. The Bryant Park Tents’ three venues include: the Salon (the smallest)the Promenade (the one with two runways)the Tent (the biggie)
Over the course of eight days, the runway venues, lobby and backstage sponsor-lounges will be bustling from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., when approximately 100,000 people come to attend shows, meet and greet the media, retailers and fashion professionals. Title sponsor Mercedes-Benz is joined by DHL, American Express, Maybelline New York, W Hotels Worldwide, TRESemmé, The Heart Truth Campaign, Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drink, Peroni, Chambord, Martini Gold Mixers and O.N.E. (One Natural Experience) as well as the media outlets The New York Times, Vevant, Women's Wear Daily and Getty Images.Other shows on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's schedule are: BCBGMAXAZRIARichard ChaiDuckie BrownToni MaticevskiPorts 1961Anne Bowen La Perla Farah Angsana Cynthia Steffe Yigal Azrouёl Michael Angel Christian Siriano Nicole Miller Charlotte Ronson Venexiana Lacoste Georges Chakra Andy & Debb Adam Academy of Art University Prabal Gurung ARISE Magazine African Collective - III Lela Rose Luca Luca Malandrino DKNY Rebecca Taylor Calvin Klein Men’s Collection Hervé Léger by Max Azria Diane Von Furstenberg TonyCohen Y-3 Tuleh Custo Barcelona Vassilios Kostetsos Carolina Herrera Carlos Miele Jill Stuart Donna Karan Collection Tracy Reese Monique Lhuillier Yeohlee Tadashi Shoji Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Perry Ellis Elie Tahari Badgley Mischka Vera Wang Pamella Roland Max Azria Dennis Basso Diesel Black Gold Thuy Tibi Narciso Rodriguez Toni Francesc Tory Burch Michael Kors Nanette Lepore 3.1 Phillip Lim Milly by Michelle Smith Alexandre Herchcovitch Anna Sui Brian Reyes Ralph Lauren Isaac Mizrahi Trias Calvin Klein Women’s Collection Naeem Khan and J. MendelFor more information: http://www.mbfashionweek.com/newyorkMercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010February 11-18Bryant Park(between 6th Av and 5th at 42nd St)
The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP), America’s preeminent professional G&S repertory company, launches its G&S Fest 2010, presenting four classic shows between January 8 and 17, 2010. The fest plays at New York City Center - Main Stage, West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, New York, New York 10019. This year’s Fest presents what are arguably the three most popular and widely-performed shows—including by schools—that instantly say “Gilbert & Sullivan”: The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Pirates of Penzance. Also included is the less-frequently performed Ruddigore. The Fest begins with the ever-popular (and much-spoofed) Mikado, which Gilbert, a former lawyer, had swathed in Japanese decor to disguise his swipes at British realpolitik. The duo’s first production together was H.M.S. Pinafore, which took the stage when England was thick with class consciousness. But Pinafore presented the revolutionary notion that when True Love strikes, class distinctions are moot. (Or are they?) The second G&S collaboration, The Pirates of Penzance, is jolly fun, but with two morsels of food for thought: that a) accident of birth can be a bummer; and b) pirates are really all "noblemen who have gone wrong." In 1869, Gilbert had written a short play, Ages Ago, for an intimate theatre presentation. For the famed British theatre had hit a nadir in the early mid-Victorian period, and playgoing was shunned by respectable folk. To indulge thespian thirsts, however, plays were allowed to be performed only at private gatherings. The productions were at first mounted very simply, often in parlors of private homes, and in order to avoid censure by calling them “plays”, were known as “Illustrations.” By 1875 theatregoing was respectable again, and Ages Ago later became the basis for the G&S collaboration that was Ruddigore. This year, NYGASP presents an all-new production of Ruddigore, eagerly awaited by G&S fans everywhere. Performance Schedule:The MikadoFri, Jan 8 @ 8:00pm | Sat, Jan 9 @ 8:00pm | Sat, Jan 16 @ 2:00pmThe Pirates of PenzanceSat, Jan 9 @ 2:00pm | Fri, Jan 15 @ 8:00pmH.M.S. Pinafore Sun, Jan 10 @ 3:00pm | Tue, Jan 12 @ 7:00pm: FREE Kids NightRuddigore Thu, Jan 14 @ 8:00pm | Sat, Jan 16 @ 8:00pm | Sun, Jan 17 @ 3:00pm
"So give three cheers and one cheer more for the" three Great Classics and old Ruddigore!
More information can be found at http://nygasp.org. G&S Fest 2010 January 8-17, 2010New York City Center - Main StageWest 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues New York, New York 10019
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