Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lincoln Center's New Tilting Lawn Roof - The Laurie M. Tisch's ILLUMINATION LAWN

The Illumination Lawn with The Juilliard School in the background
Designed by architects DILLER SCOFIDIO & RENFRO, Lincolcn Center's ILLUMINATION LAWN opened recently. It is a grass roof sitting atop a two-story building with a soon-to-be restaurant and two film screening rooms. The tilting lawn roof is made of a mixture of 90% tall fescue grass and 10% Kentucky bluegrass.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 10 Winners and Finalists Perform Live in Times Square on "Good Morning America"

Evan, Maksim, Derek and Nicole
Erin, Derek
Anna and Evan
Good Morning America Co-host, George Stephanopoulos
Good Morning America Co-host, Robin Roberts
 video from ABC news
This morning, DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 10 Champions NICOLE SCHERZINGER and her professional partner DEREK HOUGH, together with finalists, EVAN LYSACEK and his partner ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, ERIN ANDREWS and her partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY made an appearance, and also performed live in Times Square on the morning program GOOD MORNING AMERICA. In an interview, Ms. Scherzinger said that despite consistently earning high scores, her "Dancing With the Stars" win last night came as a shock. "I was genuinely surprised," the Pussycat Doll said today on "Good Morning America." "I had the most amazing people I was up against. It was so awesome; it's still surreal." Scherzinger and fellow finalists Evan Lysacek, who placed second, and Erin Andrews competed in the finale last night.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Salute to Israel Parade 2010

Last Sunday, Fifth Avenue turned into a sea of blue and white for the 62nd annual Salute to Israel Parade. The parade is the largest event in the world to celebrate the anniversary of Israel's independence. The parade, which featured decorated floats, marching bands, street performers, clowns, jugglers, motorcycle riders, schoolchildren, celebrities, dignitaries and politicians began at 57th Street and continued north on Fifth Avenue to 74th Street.

Monday, May 24, 2010

FERNANDO BOTERO'S "Woman On A Horse" for the Latin American Art Auction at Christie's (May 26-27, 2010)

Christie's (New York) Latin American auction on May 26 and 27 will offer an exceptional selection of works by modern and contemporary artists from Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and many other regions throughout the Americas.   The auction presents nearly 300 works by leading Latin American artists such as Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, JoaquínTorres-García, José María Velasco, Gunther Gerzso,  and Rufino Tamayo, among others. Outside Christies at Rockefeller Center, Fernando Botero's "Woman on a Horse", one of the featured artwork in the auction is on display. The sculpture (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000) is a terrific, monumental bronze that demonstrates the artist’s penchant for playing with scale.  It is a perfect example of one of the artist’s most beloved themes: the equestrian subject, in which a sumptuous, beautiful, strong female nude is executed in bronze. 

Sunday, May 23, 2010


One of the greatest gifts that one generation can pass to another is its collective wisdom. This idea is the inspiration to the multifaceted exhibit by photographer and filmmaker, ANDREW ZUCKERMAN at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center (April 29 through May 23). The exhibit includes portraits, a book and short film featuring some of the world's most iconic figures over the age of 65 who have made their mark on the world. Large format portraits of famous elders from the world of politics, science, sports, and the arts, including Madeleine Albright, Ravi Shankar, Billie Jean King, Nelson Mandela, Jane Goodall, Clint Eastwood, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Redford and Chinua Achebe,

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DANCE Parade and Festival

Thousands of dancers converged this afternoon for the annual DANCE PARADE in the heart of the East Village, and the Dance Festival at Tompkins Square Park. From hula to swing, to tango and even pole dancing,  a wide variety of dance forms were represented. The goal of these events is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, as well as to enlighten the public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of this art form.