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BWW Recap: I'll Never Let Go, Jack on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 9, 2016

We are down to the last few episodes of Season Two (Part A?) of FEAR. With the capture of Travis and Alicia last week, we have learned that even on the water, Travis, Madison and crew are being hunted and the Abigail is definitely a target. (more...)

BWW Review: Gritty, Solid CUCKOO'S NEST at York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - May 7, 2016

It's not a pretty show but it's one of the most compelling in theatre, and solid direction and casting make it a thought-provoking drama. York Little Theatre does it right. (more...)

Marina's Menu: NYC VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVAL 2016 on 5/7 and 5/8
by Marina Kennedy - May 5, 2016

Visit the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival 2016 on Saturday, 5/7 and Sunday, 5/8 at The Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are now available. (more...)

Netflix Announces New Comedy Series DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, Based on Justin Simien Indie Film
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, will bring exclusively to global members DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a comedy series based on writer/director/producer Justin Simien's critically-acclaimed, Sundance award-winning satirical indie film. (more...)

Hot Brown Honey Coming to Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Combining dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song, this acclaimed Australian production has in the last year shocked and delighted audiences at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Brisbane Festival. (more...)

Miami HCA Affiliate, Mercy Hospital, Installs a Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System for Spine Surgery
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016


Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's THE MAY QUEEN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

A new comedy by Molly Smith Metzler closes the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents The May Queen. Directed by Amanda Charlton, The May Queen runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from May 3 through May 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daphne Rubin-Vega, Matthew Saldivar, Samira Wiley and More in DAPHNE'S DIVE at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production is currently in previews for an extended run through June 12, with a May 15 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest' to Open This Fall at New Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The New Museum is pleased to present the first New York survey of the work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962). Over the past thirty years, Rist has achieved international renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations. Her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in sensual, vibrantly colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with the technological sublime. Referring to her art as a 'glorification of the wonder of evolution,' Rist maintains a deep sense of curiosity that pervades her explorations of physical and psychological experiences. Her works bring viewers into unexpected, all-consuming encounters with the textures, forms, and functions of the living universe around us. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Goes Great Guns at The Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - May 20, 2016

The lights come up, jazz age gangsters rush the stage and fire at the backdrop with their machine guns, and the words BULLETS OVER BROADWAY appears in lights--a perfect intro for a madcap caper. Let the fun begin! (more...)

Met Gala & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at following the broadcast. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

M&M's Unveils X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Commercial Today
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2016

The commercial release is timed with the highly anticipated 20 th Century Fox's motion picture event X-MEN: APOCALYPSE which premieres May 27. (more...)

BWW Recap: Strand By Your Man on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - May 2, 2016

When will these people learn to not trust anyone in the apocalypse? They can't still be this naive, can they? Trusting humans didn't pay off once again. (more...)

'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD Set for PTP/NYC's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running from July 5 - August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

BAM Humanities to Present 'MEDEA & PHAEDRA' Performance, Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

BAM Humanities presents MEDEA & PHAEDRA: Tragedies of Passion, Betrayal, and Revenge -- an evening of performance and dialogue featuring dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides' Medea and Seneca's Phaedra, followed by discussion about the relevance of these myths to contemporary society. (more...)

Accenture and Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi Launch Official Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy App
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Host Annual Gala, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) will host its Annual Gala on Saturday, June 4 at its theater tent on the grounds of Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison, New York. (more...)

Stage West to Present WAIT UNTIL DARK, Beginning 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Susan Hendrix is working hard to become self-reliant, having lost her sight fairly recently in a car wreck.  It's no easy task--but things are about to get a whole lot harder, as her apartment is invaded by some ruthless thieves, in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of the Frederick Knott thriller Wait Until Dark, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, May 26.  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production just opened in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night  below! (more...)

CBS Summer Series AMERICAN GOTHIC Comes to Prime Video
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Prime Video will be the official subscription streaming home, alongside CBS All Access, for the upcoming CBS murder-mystery drama AMERICAN GOTHIC. (more...)

UMe Marks 45th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' With 7-Album Vinyl Release
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

It's been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye's momentous album, What's Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company to Present 'THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company presents The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark - a "badaptation" of Shakespeare's tale by children's comedy duo The Listies this June at Wharf 1 Theatre, directed by Declan Green with design by Renee Mulder. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Hall Sets 2016 Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

With Shoreditch Town Hall preparing for next month's UK premiere of Andrew Schneider's highly acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, the venue today announces an eclectic autumn season of high quality, cutting edge theatre, performance, music and comedy. (more...)

Michelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens, who has withdrawn due to illness, on advisement from his doctor, in selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, led by John Storga?rds in his Philharmonic debut, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

LaQwanna Finkley Pens L.O.T.U.S.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

LaQwanna Finkley, a Christian, poet, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'L.O.T.U.S.': a passionately crafted work that portrays the beauty of life and self-worth. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

VIDEO: DAPHNE'S DIVE's Pulitzer-Winning Author Quiara Alegría Hudes Has High Praise For Director Thomas Kail
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

As a member of Signature's Residency Five, her new play is the first of three the company will premiere in the next five years. (more...)

BWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert
by Victoria Ordin - May 1, 2016

The twilight view of Central Park in all its springtime lushness set a perfect mood for Lynda Carter's show Long Legged Woman last Saturday night (April 23) at the Appel Room, which ran for two nights as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series. With her all-star Nashville crew, whose members have between them played on hundreds of albums (including dozens of gold records), the star best known for her iconic TV portrayal of 'Wonder Woman' performed an ambitious set covering six musical genres: pop, rock, country, Texas swing, jazz, and blues. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The British songwriting duo of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, who together wrote some of the most enduring and loved songs of Broadway and Hollywood, will be celebrated in Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2016 summer cabaret. (more...)

Over a Hundred Vendors to Exhibit at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival on May 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Green Mustache smoothies and Jax Coco coconut waters are just two of the natural thirst-quenchers to be tapped at the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival presented by U.S. Veg Corp, May 7-8, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Thirsty attendees can also try Suavva Cacao Fruit Smoothies that will showcase their cold-squeezed signature drinks made from South American cacao pods. Pilot Kombucha will also share its Brooklyn-based fermentations of such flavors as blueberry lemongrass and grapefruit mint. After whetting the appetite, attendees can proceed to discover a plethora of plant-based food purveyors. They will include Beyond Sushi, Cedar's Mediterranean (hummus), Goldthread (herbs), Holi Aioli, I Heart Keenwah (quinoa), La Crepe C'est Si Bon, Riverdel (nut-based dairy-free cheese), The Cinnamon Snail, and dozens of others. Chocolate-lovers will be in luck as they visit the booths of Nicobella Organics, Premium Chocolatiers, and Rescue Chocolate. To assuage other sweet-tooth cravings, there will be samples from DF Mavens (frozen desserts), Mompops (ice pops), Mo'Pweeze Bakery (cupcakes, cakes, donuts), and Ponycakes (brittles, sandwich cookies, and more.) Attendees can also check out the plant-based fashion and beauty companies on hand as well such as Grape Cat Vegan Fashion, Herbivore Clothing, and Guerrilla WearFare. The outfits with bath and body sundries include Canopy Verde, Purity Cosmetics, the Fanciful Fox, and others. A plant-based lifestyle even includes humane leisure options. With that in mind, The Stanford Inn and Silverleaf Resorts will each staff booths at the Festival. Camp Zeke will pass out information on its summer camping experiences for youngsters. And Vegan Italiano Tours will tempt intrepid travelers. Another selection of tablers will be non-profit organizations, such as BeFreegle Foundation, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Coalition for Healthy School Food, Mercy For Animals, NYCLASS, Peace Advocacy Network, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary, and Veg Option Allies & Advocates. In addition to the company and organization booths, there will be a variety of live presentations and entertainment. Celebrity chefs are scheduled to demonstrate their techniques. Ivy League-trained physicians will present their research results on the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Stand-up comedy, magic and music will also complement the weekend's entertainment. There will also be entertainment and activities just for kids in the Kumquat Kids Area of the Festival. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2016. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit (more...)

UK Post-Punk Innovators Modern English to Return to the US
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

After reuniting in 2009 and a successful US tour in 2013, British post-punk/pop craftsmen Modern English, are proud to announce that they will be returning to the States in May/June for a tour beginning on 5/11 in Seattle at Neumos. (more...)

Scoop: MONICA THE MEDIUM on FREEFORM - Monday, May 9, 2016
by - Apr 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on MONICA THE MEDIUM , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, May 9, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MONICA THE MEDIUM on FREEFORM - Monday, May 16, 2016
by - Apr 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on MONICA THE MEDIUM , airing on FREEFORM on Monday, May 16, 2016! (more...)

Vans Launches Online Voting Contest to Support #RightToArt
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

CYPRESS, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Vans launches online voting today for the seventh annual VansCustom Culture competition, a national contest designed to give high school students a platform to embrace creative expression while joining a movement to support arts education and foster their school's #RightToArt. (more...)

Creating A Writing Life Program Celebrates 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Creating A Writing Life programs have been part of Connecticut's shoreline community since 2007 when writer Patricia Ann Chaffee first offered a series through Stonington Adult Education. Since then Creating A Writing life programs have been offered in the form of library workshops, weekly writing groups, presentations to small business organizations, but mostly as retreats for emerging writers. This year she celebrates 10 years of inspiring and empowering writers to tap into their own unique literary gifts. 'Everyone knows someone who wants to be a writer,' said Chaffee. 'But it's those folks who are really passionate about the craft that find their way to these retreats. The writers that gather together are not always experienced and not always published, although some are, but they are honoring that passion in taking this step to nurture their writing life, and that's what's so exciting.' In past years, it had evolved into an annual event that filled up fast, but this year, several different writing events are being offered to celebrate the anniversary of Creating A Writing Life. Writers working in all genres who are interested in taking their writing to the next level attend the events that are always in an extraordinary location and usually on or near Long Island Sound. The gathering creates an opportunity to network with other writers, learn ways to overcome the challenges of the writing life, and of course a chance to write in a small group setting that is both encouraging and inspiring. Creating a Writing Life programs are facilitated by Old Saybrook resident Patricia Ann Chaffee, a freelance writer and former journalist and columnist. During each event there is a guest speaker from the literary world who shares their expertise and story. Special guest speaker for the upcoming retreat at Mercy By the Sea in Madison, will be award winning poet and novelist, Leslie M. Browning. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association, is partner at Hiraeth Press; Co-Founder of Written River: An Anthology of Eco-Poetics, as well as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Wayfarer. Browning opened Homebound Publications in 2011, publishing the work of emerging writers as well as Gunilla Norris, Ann Nyberg and others. In 2015 she established Owl House Books as an imprint of Homebound Publications located in Pawcatuck, devoted to children's literature. The all-inclusive retreat is being held Saturday, June 18 from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $145. Registration deadline is June 4th. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Stroke Association. A second retreat, is planned for July 30. For more information or to register for the Creating a Writing Life Retreat, visit or call (860) 536-0051. (more...)

VIDEO: John Stamos Reveals Origins of Uncle Jesse's Catchphrase ‘Have Mercy'
by - Apr 27, 2016

On last night's THE TALK, Sara Gilbert congratulated guest John Stamos on "Fuller House" getting picked up for a second season and asks about where his character, Uncle Jesse's catchphrase "have Mercy" came from. (more...)

Girl Scouts and Drunk Shakespeare Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at following the broadcast. (more...)

LA Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Today the LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards, unveiled the official U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse sections. (more...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

Chimera Ensemble to Stage Chicago Premiere of SISTER CITIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Artistic Director Rainee Denham and Chimera Ensemble are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Colette Freedman's Sister Cities, directed by Ashley Neal, August 19 - September 18 at The Den, 1333 N. Milwaukee. (more...)

Spine Surgeon, Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, M.D., Completes Book Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

With Americans bearing $1.2 trillion in student loan debt, and about eight million of them in default, 43-year-old spine surgeon, Dr. Roderick Claybrooks, reveals tips on how to manage student loan debt and more with the completion of his three-book series adding 'The Black Student's Guide to Financial Success,' and 'The Black Parent's Guide To Financial Success' to the existing 'The Black Student's Guide To Success,' all available at and The book series comprises three motivational titles, covering an array of topics for success, birthed after Dr. Claybrooks encountered several patients in the emergency rooms of Detroit that were living beneath their potential, and not maximizing their gifts. 'I decided to add the financial guide to success books because I believe that freedom is everyone's birthright,' says Claybrooks. 'Many African Americans lack control of their finances thus bound by the shackles of financial bondage.' The goal is to help the reader understand how money works in the world, how to manage money, how to invest, and overall, how to navigate successfully through life by making informed and effective decisions for long-term success. There are many political debates and studies being held due to the outrageous student-loan debt and default, in particular, the effect it has on minorities. Dr. Claybrooks, a contributing writer for states, 'The average white family has ten times the net worth of the average African American family. That's about one hundred to one hundred ten thousand dollars for whites compared to ten to eleven thousand dollars for blacks.' According to a study, led by Micere Keels, associate professor in comparative human development at the University of Chicago, 'More than 500 Black and Latino college students has confirmed that many encounter obstacles after enrolling in college without adequate financial resources.' 2016 presidential candidates are also revealing plans to help graduates with their student loan burdens. The Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton's New College Compact proposal, would cost $350 million over ten years to get rid of some of the financial burdens that students face when borrowing money for tuition. Jeb Bush wants to end student loan debt before it even begins by providing less expensive higher education options. While democratic hopeful, Martin O'Malley, would like to help alleviate student loan debt by providing more affordable options as well as better plans to repay debt. Although it is great to see the concern, Dr. Claybrooks believes no one is dealing with the obvious. He says, 'Financial literacy starts at home, and is a topic that needs to be addressed with urgency in the black community.' When asked why he did not stay in his lane and just write medical books, Claybrooks explains, 'I have a tendency to write about things that seem to be great areas of struggle in the lives of the many people that I encounter. It's like an iceberg. There may be a small tip on the surface but there's something much bigger underneath.' His book series stems from real life situations. They are guides to educate, encourage, and edify, with realistic suggestions and results, for those serious about succeeding in school and beyond. 'Being a physician allows me to interact with people from a wide range of backgrounds. I've taken care of preachers, politicians, lawyers and criminals. I've treated the world famous as well as obscure individuals,' explains Claybrooks. 'For the most part, people have a high level of trust in their doctor. People literally trust us with their lives. This intersection of health and humanity allows me to see beyond disease and into the core of the makeup of people's lives.' His passion to be successful, and his ability to contribute to the African American race, is a responsibility he will always contribute to and fight for. 'I understand that my encounters with a very small percentage of the population, if extrapolated across this entire country, means that hundreds of thousands and likely millions of others are experiencing the same struggles I see in the people that I engage,' says Claybrooks. As a group, Dr. Claybrooks feels African Americans should place a significant amount of emphasis on discrimination and equal rights, however, not at the expense of economic empowerment. 'Until we (African Americans) are financially secure, we will always be at the Mercy of others,' states Claybrooks. 'Wealth and finance provide a degree of autonomy and control over our lives that few other things can.' (more...)

Tony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

PBS announced today that Mercy STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series' robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. (more...)

Folger Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with Aaron Posner's DISTRICT MERCHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Concluding its highly successful 2015/16 season, Folger Theatre stages the world premiere of District Merchants, a variation of Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice. Commissioned by Folger Theatre as part of the 2016 celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare and in tandem with the Folger exhibition America's Shakespeare, playwright Aaron Posner sets this new exploration of class and difference in our own political place of power, Washington, D.C., just after the Civil War. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, has announcde dinner, dancing and all-star performances with The Birth of the Great American Songbook, Saturday, May 21, in the legendary Empire Room, on the lobby level of the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St. (more...)

Principal Photography Underway for Netflix's Feature Film OKJA, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Netflix announced that principal photography began yesterday on its feature film OKJA in Seoul, South Korea. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: Pro Athletes to Speak at NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, 5/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Elite pro athletes who fuel their feats exclusively on plant-based diets will be among the presenters at the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. Christine Vardaros, a champion cyclist, will speak on 'How Pro Athletes Do It.' She began her cycling career in 1996 as a mountain biker for Team Breezer run by Joe Breeze. In 2000 she became a vegan, but it didn't slow her down. After transitioning to road biking and cyclo-cross, she went on to represent USA Cycling at three World Cyclo-Cross Championships as well as more than 25 World Cups. When not out pedaling, Vardaros is a spokesperson for In Defense of Animals, the Vegan Society, and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. A native New Yorker, she now makes her home in Everberg, Belgium. Another athlete scheduled to speak at the Festival is Omowale Adewale, a professional boxer. His talk is entitled 'Champion Vegan Nutrition.' Adewale became a vegetarian when he was 15, before getting involved in competitive sports. He taught himself Jeet Kune Do, a form of martial arts, and was also a national finalist in the 1997 Body Building of America competition. In 2012, he became a Super Middleweight Champion in the Brooklyn Brawl. And a few years later, he decided to cut dairy products from his diet to become fully vegan. He now coaches others, both in how to box and in how to go vegan. He and his wife are raising three vegetarian children. In addition to showcasing the athletes, the Festival will feature speakers on a variety of topics such as animal advocacy, plant-based cooking techniques, and medical research into the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle. A large part of the Festival pavilion will be devoted to vegan vendors, many of whom offer free food samples to attendees. Non-profit organizations will also staff tables with literature about their activities. This year's charity partner is Mercy For Animals, which will receive proceeds from the Festival raffle. The event is family-friendly, with a special area devoted to children's arts and crafts activities. There will also be performances by a comedian, an illusionist, and other entertainers. The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival was launched in 2011. It is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, an event-planning company which also sponsors Vegan Drinks Brooklyn, various cooking competitions, and Meatless Monday meals at local restaurants. For more information about the Festival or to purchase tickets, go to (more...)

Mercy Corps: Despite Challenges, Nepal Is On the Road to Recovery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016


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