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Fashion, lifestyle, passions

Initiative Radio: Art as healing therapy August 20, 2009

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On today’s program Angela visits the progressive Fountain Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC to speak with director Jason Bowman who explains why Fountain is not..

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Yeah! Valentino the Last Emperor available for DVD preorder August 18, 2009

For those of you who have worn your Devil Wears Prada DVDs thin, rewinding and mouthing your favorite lines, your replacement is here: “Valentino the Last Emperor” is available for preorder on DVD.

valtinoPRE-ORDER YOUR DVD TODAY
You’ve seen ‘Valentino The Last Emperor’ in theaters, NOW OWN IT on DVD or Blu-ray! Scheduled to be released on September 8, the DVD and Blu-ray are already available for PRE-ORDER in the U.S. and Canada.
Buy it now at http://www.valentinomovie.com

46 MINUTES OF BONUS MATERIAL
In addition to the original feature-length film, the disks include THREE MINI-FEATURES covering the unique world of haute couture and the unmatched highlife of Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti.
Watch an exclusive preview at http://www.valentinomovie.com/#dvd

 

Ode to Guitar Legend Les Paul August 15, 2009

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Since his death Thursday, Les Paul has been eulogized as an innovator and visionary who influenced modern music like no one else.

That influence is still being felt today among guitar players of all ages. We asked several local musicians to talk about Les Paul and what his life and accomplishments mean to them.

Here’s what they had to say:

 

Rashied Ali, free-jazz drummer, dies in NYC at 76

This is from a musician friend: “I am very saddened to inform you that the great Rashied Ali left us yesterday.” (August 12):

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Guitar #133: More on 200 Guitars August 12, 2009

Guitar #133, Photo by Marilyn Ward Schatzberg

Guitar #133, Photo by Marilyn Ward Schatzberg

As a follow-up to my friend Joe’s 200 guitars concert:

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Saturday night: 200 electric guitars circle Damrosch Park—individually amped. It’s “The Crimson Grail.”
Here’s the finale (Part 7/8) on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIutow2Lf6A&feature=related <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIutow2Lf6A&amp;feature=related>

Here are a couple of accounts of the concert:

http://www.culturecatch.com/music/rhys-chatham-crimson-grail-200-guitars-lincoln-center
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/arts/music/10rhys.html?emc=eta1

 

Daichi for Beatbox Battle Wildcard August 10, 2009

This guy’s a real artist and pretty darned amazing:

 

Free Wordless Music: 200 Electric Guitars at Lincoln Center Out of Doors August 8, 2009

rhys_chathamFree tonight at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series. My friend Joe is Guitarist #133 (soprano), a shredder among shredders. His recommendation: “Bring earplugs.”

Wordless Music:
Liquid Liquid
Rhys Chatham: A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars

For club-music mavens, the return of New York’s seminal breakbeat artistes Liquid Liquid is a reminder that in the beginning freestyle dancers romped and stomped to the rhythms of percussionists. Two hundred electric guitars and basses line the park and plug in for the world premiere of Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 7:30 pm

WHERE:
Damrosch Park Bandshell

MORE INFORMATION:
Presented in collaboration with Wordless Music. Commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

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Bridget Dearborn show in East Hampton August 1, 2009

bridgetIf you’re out in the Hamptons this weekend, my friend Bridget is having a gallery opening with a whole new group of paintings. She’s been painting all spring and summer to prepare for this show, and I can’t wait to see it. (If you can’t make the reception, the show will be up for the next two weeks): 

Saturday, August 1, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Clic Gallery
23 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY
6313298545 

easthampton@clicgallery.com

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Loran Scrugs – Recycled art toys & whistles July 27, 2009

Submitted by Marjorie Cunningham, owner of Marjorie’s Cracked Plate Jewelry and manager of the Reclaimed to Fame Market on 1000 Markets.

Meet Loran Scruggs who designs marvelous fun art toys and whistles from tin cans, bottle caps and found objects!  Loran is one of the newest merchants in the Reclaimed to Fame Market.  Her shop can be found at http://www.1000markets.com/users/loranscruggs.

Loran has been making things since her earliest memory of making a dragonfly out of smartie (candy) wrappers.  And to this day she is still using food packaging in her art.  She makes whimsical toys, art and whistles from colorful tin cans, bottle caps and found objects.  She enjoys how time stops when she is in the ‘flow’ of creation.  She says “I’m interested in joy.  Color is joyous for me so I use painted tin cans for their color and glint.  A lot of my work reference childhood and play, for myself play is a time of being in the moment, no past or future worries, a time of joy.  I hope that my work puts an amused smile on peoples faces, for when we smile we are in the moment, engaged, attentive and happy.”

 

Chasing Dash Snow July 22, 2009

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dashAt 25, he is a growing downtown legend, a graffiti writer turned artist with a beautiful face and a De Menil pedigree, elusive even to the two friends who created his myth. What happens if he’s caught? Read more …