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ROM Contemporary Culture Unveils New Season of Exhibitions, Events and Lectures Featuring Douglas Coupland, Bob Colacello and Sarah Thornton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

ROM Contemporary Culture (RCC) today announced its new season of exhibitions, events and lectures. RCC's dynamic new calendar features Douglas Coupland's exhibition everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, presented by TD Bank Group, opening at the ROM and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) on January 31, 2015. Also featured is Bob Colacello, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent and former editor of Andy Warhol's Interview, who will present this year's Eva Holtby lecture Warhol and Reagan: Architects of Change? on November 17, 2014. In addition, best-selling author Sarah Thornton will speak on October 30, 2014 on her new book 33 Artists in 3 Acts which examines the inner lives of contemporary artists. (more...)

New Joan Rivers Biography Slated for 2016 Release
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts has signed on to write the new biography 'Joan Rivers: A Life.' (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 9/17/2014 - 9/19/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/17/2014 - 9/19/2014! (more...)

Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson Star in New Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Comedy writer and director Peter Bogdanovich, Academy Award-nominated for The Last Picture Show (1972), is set to direct a new comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. According to ShowBiz411.com, Aniston and Wilson star in SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY, a film about the folly of making assumptions about other people. (more...)

Tig Notaro Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro's Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour will stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, September 29, at 8 p.m. She is called "a comic's comic", and her stage persona is somewhere on the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg continuum. Hers is a distinct brand of observational comedy. Tig is known for her debut role in the feature film In a World, her work in Shreveport with Ryan Phillippe and Walk of Shame with Elizabeth Banks. No holds barred for this comedian who tells it like it is - from doing a bit on pop star Taylor Dane to announcing to the audience that she had breast cancer, Tig's stand-up has become 'instantly legendary' with many comedians praising her work. This event is part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. (more...)

Magician Steve Cohen Produces 'TYCOONS' -- The Stradivarius Of Playing Cards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Think Federer's tennis racket, Baryshnikov's ballet slippers, Perlman's violin. For close-up magician Steve Cohen, star of the weekly Chamber Magic show in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, an essential tool of the trade is a good deck of cardsand none measured up. So Mr. Cohen, a.k.a. The Millionaires' Magician, created his own sleek, ultra-luxury deck and called them TYCOONS in honor of his exclusive clientele. (more...)

Jon Feltheimer to Receive Producer's Guild 2015 Milestone Award; Ryan Murphy Co-Chairs Event
by Movies News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer will be honored with the 2015 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Mr. Feltheimer at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kickoff Cocktail Reception for Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Longtime arts patrons Ann and William Van Ness welcomed guests to their art filled townhouse for a very special kickoff cocktail reception for the committees and honorees of the upcoming ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee which takes place Monday, October 6, 2014 followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Scroll down for photos from the soiree! (more...)

Stephen Costello Set for San Francisco Opera World Premiere, Return to the Met, Debut at Wigmore and More in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Stephen Costello looks forward to a number of important firsts in 2014-15. Besides creating the role of Michele in San Francisco Opera's world premiere production of Two Women, the Tucker Award-winning tenor returns to the Metropolitan Opera for a pair of house role debuts, reprising his star turn as Alfredo -- also seen this season at the Vienna State Opera -- in La traviata, and singing Camille in Susan Stroman's new staging of The Merry Widow. He makes his professional role debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte at Houston Grand Opera, and house debuts at both Austin Lyric Opera, in the title role of a new Roméo et Juliette, and London's Wigmore Hall, where he launches the season with a solo recital in the prestigious Rosenblatt Series. Costello also joins his wife, soprano Ailyn Pérez, for romantic duets from their recent hit album, Love Duets, with the BBC Symphony at London's Barbican Hall, and on a U.S. duo recital tour to the opera houses of Washington, Dallas, San Diego, and Philadelphia. (more...)

Quinn Archer to Play Whiskey a Go Go, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

The music celebration continues. Quinn Archer and 17th street artists to perform at West Hollywood's famed 'Whiskey A Go Go' on Monday, September 8th at 9 p.m. For further info go to: www.whiskeygogo.com; 8901 W. Sunset blvd. West Hollywood, CA. (more...)

Michael Kors Names THEATER TALK One of His Top Three DVR Shows
by TV News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

In September's Vanity Fair Magazine's feature, 'My Stuff,' MICHAEL KORS, superstar fashion designer/entrepeneur (and astute former 'Project Runway' judge), tells VF's readers that his favorite movie is 'All About Eve;' his favorite gadget is his Black Mercedes S550; his stationary is Cartier, his three muses are Jackie Kennedy, Lauren Hutton and Ali McGraw; and one of his 'Top three DVR shows' is THEATER TALK (along with Mad Men and Big Cat Diary). (more...)

Spoiler: DOWNTON ABBEY Season 5 to Open with Death-Defying Stunt
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Action isn't usually what viewers are seeking when they tune into ITV's cult period drama DOWNTON ABBEY, but it's what they'll get in the Series 5 premiere, according to Vanity Fair and several UK TV news sites. (more...)

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces Addition of Seven Shows with Jerry Seinfeld
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is pleased to announce the addition of seven shows with Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld, performing at Borgata's intimate 2,500-seat Event Center. Seinfeld will continue his series through 2016, with tickets on sale this Friday (August 22(nd)) for his first show scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend - Saturday, November 29(th), 2014. (more...)

Premiering October 15 On THE SCENE - HeyUSA - Crowd-Sourced Travel Show Starring YouTube Superstars Grace Helbig And Mamrie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Conde Nast Entertainment (CNE) today announced that Astronauts Wanted's (AW) HeyUSA will premiere full-length episodes exclusively on THE SCENE (www.thescene.com) October 15th. HeyUSA the first-of-its-kind series starring YouTube sensations, and best friends, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart takes fans on an eight week summer road trip to celebrate America's hidden gems. (more...)

NBC Announces Massive Marketing Campaign for New Season of THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

NBC is waging a comprehensive marketing campaign to ensure the continued awareness for its No. 1 drama series, “The Blacklist,” which kicks off its second season at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Monday, Sept. 22. (more...)

Review Roundup: Best-Selling Novel THE GIVER Hits Theaters Today!
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 15, 2014

Adapted from Lois Lowry's novel of the same name, 'The Giver opens nationwide today, August 15th. (more...)

Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Pérez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. (more...)

Epicurious and Swirl Networks Partner to Bring Beacon-Powered Mobile Experiences to In-Store Shoppers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

BOSTON and NEW YORK, Aug 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Epicurious, a Conde Nast brand, and award-winning lifestyle web and mobile platform, is partnering with Swirl Networks to bring exclusive in-store digital experiences to its broad audience of lifestyle enthusiasts. Swirl is the leading enterprise-class beacon marketing platform provider, powered by Bluetooth Smart and Apple's iBeacon technology. Swirl beacons installed in retail shopping locations throughout North America will be used to trigger delivery of value-added lifestyle content and personalized offers to over 9 million Epicurious mobile app users. (more...)

teNeues to Release THE BEAUTY BOOK by Kenneth Willardt
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

In this book Kenneth Willardt celebrates beauty the way he knows best: by having women (and a few men) seduce his inquisitive camera freely, creatively, intimately . . . as if he were not behind it. They're ultimately deeply touched by what he sees. His camera is the keyhole to life, which is sometimes raw and sometimes glamorous, but always undeniably beautiful. (more...)

Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez Launch 2014-15 with U.S. LOVE DUETS Recital Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

On a U.S. duo recital tour this September, Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez -- the husband-and-wife team dubbed “Pérello” by the BBC and “the Jay-Z and Beyoncé” of opera by Vanity Fair -- sing romantic favorites from their hit album release, Love Duets. (more...)

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