It was a hot and bright day recently, when standing outside the shiny Lincoln Center Plaza of New York, a tell-tale sign that there would be an exciting and energetic crowd entering the MET Opera House for the premiere of Downton Abbey: The New Era, a period drama, and the latest sequel of what I call a franchise. This...
Building upon his academic and life experience as a young, gay, Black man has provided him the foundation to successfully launch his own brand and most recently, the passion project “The Island Project” (TIP). The Island Project will fuse his American musical influence with Caribbean roots, the project is set to release music videos, lyric videos, photo shoots, merchandise and more. Xopher...
The Monkees Farewell Tour
The Monkees “Farewell Tour,” with the song stylings of Micky Dolenz and Michael Nesmith, has proved the group's talent transcends time and loss. Fans have come out of pandemic cocoons to welcome their favorite group as the now duo has traveled across the United States. The Monkees ‘Farewell Tour’ Brings Past to Present A fateful TV pilot inspired by the Beatles’...
Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson is being revived in the beautiful book, “Harry & Me,“ filled with over 200 memories in a collection of stories by fans and fellow musicians. Nilsson knew how to touch souls with his words and music with pure love that one feels while perusing the biography’s pages. “Harry & Me” speaks truth as to how Nilsson’s songs, if...
Joel Diamond
Renowned record producer Joel Diamond has released a rare find of a photo showcasing a young Virginia King, mother of Demi Moore, in a Playboy shoot. King’s dream of an appearance in the famed Playboy magazine came true with the help of multi-platinum & 2x Grammy nominee Diamond. Diamond Meets King Via Louise Robey Diamond made magic when he scored big...
Sundae Fundae is a labor of love by pastry chef Tanya Ponder. The menu, which is 50% vegan & 50% traditional, draws on Ms. Ponder’s decade of restaurant experience including some of NYC’s best such as Daniel, Marea and Jean-Georges. Flavors are updated seasonally and include classics such as Mint Cookies & Cream alongside more modern bespoke flavors like...
 Independence Day Poem  The fight for freedom, should not just be remembered at a museum, or reflected only at a sports’ colosseum. It is the about the passion for victory, that a group of people won despite past agony, and that the chains of oppression were broken, while life’s new liberties have awoken. Celebrate your land’s beauty, and commemorate the fallen for their duty, for the good and the...
ADDY media
New York – ADDY media has captured exciting video of the new R&B sensation JNA - Jonny and Aaron. The brothers won deserved fame via Tic Tok and are now turning out hit after hit. They are conquering the world with their smooth sound, charm, and good looks. At an exclusive private event in New York City JNA celebrated their June 11th birthday...
BURLINGTON, N.J. - New Jersey patrons eager for live entertainment can find a range of options via Discover Jersey Arts’ online Summer Stages guide. The curated collection, offering socially distanced opportunities from New Jersey-based cultural organizations, features dozens of concerts, drive-in movies, Shakespeare in the park, classes and more experiences across the state’s vibrant arts scene. The launch comes...
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show had a new date (June 5-13), look, and location. For the first time in its almost 200 year history, it was moved outdoors to FDR Park. The theme for 2021 was “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” exploring the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. PHS Flower Show I wondered how the experience would change now that it...
NEWARK, N.J. – Newark-based nonprofit, La Casa de Don Pedro, a leader in social services and community development efforts, is hosting an interactive virtual fundraiser on June 17 at 5:30 p.m., titled “La Casa en Su Casa.” With a program theme of “Silver Linings,” the evening will honor the “unsung heroes” of the pandemic – including essential workers for...
Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz singing Mike Nesmith songs on the just-released “Dolenz Sings Nesmith” is a true treasure of melodic memories mixed with new joy. Dolenz shows a magnificent range as he sings the beautiful songs written with heart by the wonderful Nesmith. The well-recognized performer is hailed for his leading role as a vocalist and the drummer in the 1960s series...
On Memorial Day we remember, the lives lost of each military member, for if not for their sacrifice,  national security would face compromise. Of war there’s been atrocities,  sufferings, evils, and monstrosities. But when the smoke clears, we all face our fears, to see the grimm destiny, of those passed to which we give sympathy, for the bravery of their service let’s share empathy. https://nynj.com/nft-art-by-kid-creole-and-the-coconuts-gem-of-music-magic/
NFT art
The digital NFT art piece “Got to be a Man” is the newest gem of a collaborative effort by Kid Creole & The Coconuts co-founders, August Darnell and Adriana Kaegi. Within 30 seconds one will be delighted and mesmerized by colors and movement flowing with a grooving ad-lib by Kid Creole himself that forms the artwork, “Kid Creole: Got...
I attend the Philadelphia Flower Show yearly and I am incredibly grateful that in 2020 it took place prior to the pandemic shut down in the United States. The show is sheer floral beauty and offers inspirational and uplifting content. Held annually in the Winter season, it normally takes place indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s dates are...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue, today unveiled designs for its exterior renovation – part of a five-year, three-phase $50 million project set to wrap on the venue’s 100th birthday in 2025. The design, from Trenton, N.J.-based architectural firm Clarke Caton Hintz (CCH), includes a new marquee and streetscape. Design upgrades make Broad...