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Shanghai Ballet and China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. presened Derek Deane’s Grand Swan Lake from January 17-19, 2020 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Shanghai Ballet came to the David H. Koch Theater with its internationally prominent and critically acclaimed Grand Swan Lake. With 48…

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Our relatively recent ancestor Lucy had both apelike and human characteristics, and paleontologists have found many more examples going back hundreds of millions of years. One of the most dramatic was announced in 2006: an ancient fishlike creature dubbed Tiktaalik. Dating back some 375 million years, it had gills, scales and a mostly fishy body.…

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2019 Met Gala was as usual a fashion event of the year however there was one stand out that really left us shook. No, I don’t mean Jared Leto and his extra head – I’m talking about Kim Kardashian West in the custom Thierry Mugler. It’s the first piece that designer Manfred Thierry Mugler has…

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Dances Patrelle presented The Yorkville Nutcracker from December 13-15, 2019 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. This year marks the 24th anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York’s most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie…

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Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format. While rare, there are extant erotic painted handscrolls which predate ukiyo-e. Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; “spring” is a common euphemism for sex. Shunga itself of course is a Japanese term for erotic art. The ukiyo-e movement…

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ISABELLA INNIS In her paintings on paper and canvas, Isabella Innis explores her relationship with childhood scenes, motifs and emotions. Isabella represents a variety of nostalgic modes, at times sentimental, at times playful, yet often evoking both the joy and grief of passing time. As the viewer progresses through the exhibit, lyrical color gradients juxtapose…

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On Sunday, September 8th designer Hanh Merriman presented her namesake collection during New York Fashion Week downtown in Soho on Lispenard street. The silhouettes were comfortable yet chic, using strong lines, wide shapes, crip whites, classic denim blues and gold color pallet.This collection was inspired by the desert mountains in Utah; the lines, deconstructed rock formations and the warm color…

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For its tenth anniversary season, the 2019 White Light Festival features events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites, through November 24.   “The resonance of the White Light Festival has only deepened during its first decade, as we have moved into far…

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The Luxury holistic skincare brand Cygalle Skincare is proud to introduce its new CBD Infused, organic, natural skincare line; just in time for the holiday season. Created in Colorado, founder Cygalle Dias conceptualized these unique products harnessing themes such as Ying and the Yang, Black and White, The Push and the Pull – all with the goal of finding balance…

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On Monday, November 4th, The New York Public Library hosted its annual Library Lions Gala at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building to raise critical funds to support the Library’s mission to inspire lifelong learning, advanceknowledge, and strengthen communities. This year’s Lions honored at the Gala included poet Elizabeth Alexander, composer Philip Glass, writer Jamaica Kincaid,…

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The Apollo Circle Benefit is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fundraising celebration for young patrons ages 21–45. This black-tie, ticketed event features dancing and drinks at the Museum’s Temple of Dendur, an atmospheric space with an ancient Egyptian monument built around 10 B.C.  This year’s benefit that took place on October 24th, 2019 and drew…

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New York, NY (October 29, 2019) – Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research raised over $3 million, and counting, for blood cancer research at Angel Ball 2019.   The annual gala, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street, honored Amy & Brian France, Co-Owner, NASCAR and founders of the Luke & Meadow Foundation along with Marc…

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Russian and US designers collaborate together to bridge cultures Images courtesy of Expats Design EXPATS (est. in 2019) is a new global fashion collective of Russian and American designers with a mission to build a creative bridge between the two countries and their distinct cultures through the language of fashion.  Founded by Stephan Rabimov –…

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On October 2nd, 2019 The New York Foundling—one of the city’s oldest and largest social service providers – held its 150th Anniversary Gala, a sold-out affair attended by over 500 guests. The event raised $1.1 MILLION through donations, ticket and table sales and both live – and online auction. All proceeds from last night event and…

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The human twin birth rate in the United States rose 76% from 1980 through 2009, from 18.8 to 33.3 per 1,000 births. The Yoruba peoples have the highest rate of twinning in the world, at 45–50 twin sets (or 90–100 twins) per 1,000 live births, possibly because of high consumption of a specific type of…

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Atelier Park Tri-Angle bag  New MoMa  Visit: Mexico City, Mexico Stay at: Ignacia Guest House Eat Like a Local MX Luckest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll Jimmy Choo Erin slingback flat Frida Kahlo Museum Andrew GN blouson sleeve shirt dress

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“EXPOSED” Grace Graupe-Pillard & Robin Tewes A Duo Exhibition Curated by Indira Cesarine OPENING RECEPTION: September 26, 2019  6pm – 8pm  EXHIBITION ON VIEW:  September 24 – October 12, 2019 THE UNTITLED SPACE45 Lispenard Street, NYC 10013 The Untitled Space is pleased to present duo exhibition, EXPOSED, featuring works by artists Grace Graupe-Pillard and Robin Tewes. Curated…