We are leaders and we need to create change - from Albany to City Hall to religious organizations, dedicated non-profits and the public at large. We are in this together and need to take collective action.
Have you ever been so excited that the top of the "excitement" meter blows off and you're super calm? And then you start to worry because something ALWAYS goes wrong...? That's exactly how I felt when I found out I was actually going to MAKE IT to see Madonna in concert 25 years after I saw her live at her Blond Ambition tour.
I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.
Think about all the food left over at restaurants that isn't being used. Does it get thrown out? There are tons of hungry people who would appreciate it! This is exactly was Robert Lee believes.
There was a time, not so long ago, when the oyster was poor man's subsistence food, cheap, available and plentiful, and eaten more often than not because one could not afford anything else.
As I watched the reenactment of Petit's walk between the towers, I marveled at his heroism. Who needs Marvel comic heroes when our children can see the wonder of human spirit in all its glorious action?
As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?
We arrived and it was clear -- by the bold signage on the street-facing windows -- that we'd be surrounded by Picassos, Basquiats and Warhols for the evening, not to mention a lively mix of queer downtown nightclub celebrities, veteran rock stars and young artists dreaming of gracing the surrounding walls one day.
The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.
After spending a long weekend on your little island, yes, I saw people living on the street, smelled garbage and came across a few individuals telling the masses why we were going to go to hell. But it was not enough to ruin your reputation.
David Dinkins represents a time when public service was considered a calling. From his service in the U.S. Marines, to his time in the New York State legislature, his service as New York City Clerk, Borough President, Mayor and now Professor; he has always looked for ways to make a contribution to the public good.
It is hard enough to be a homeless young person, pulling yourself off the streets, without criminals luring you in the other direction, attempting to sexually exploit you in exchange for affordable rent.
Telepresence is being used a lot more often as a way for people to engage in real time, from distant places, to project monuments that have been destroyed, convey size as a metaphor, and do powerful projections of imagery.
In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.
The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.
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