In the world of DANCE
EYE ON DANCE LEGACY ARCHIVE PROJECT CAMPAIGN
Many people recall the weekly television programs testifying to the innovation, determination and briliance of a contemporary dance scene that exploded in the 1980's and 1990's.
Those video programs and all the raw footage is gathered in THE EYE ON DANCE LEGACY ARCHIVE CAMPAIGN which is preserving America's dance heritage.
Considered one of the single largest primary source archives on dance, EYE ON DANCE needs your help now to stop the videotape deterioration erasing the commentary and performances of bold artists who made a difference to our national dance heritage.

Many of the artists captured were artists with AIDS who are no longer living or documented elsewhere.
Your support is essential.

Please donate HERE because your action makes a difference.

EYE ON DANCE is a registered not-for-profit organization.


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EYE ON DANCE at 30: Le temps retrouvé
Read about EYE ON DANCE celebrating it's 30th Anniversary and appearance at the Dance on Camera Festival with a program on Pilobolus (1/28 at 6:30PM) and the 30th Anniversary Loop playback in the Furman Gallery.
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Matthew Gurewitsch
EYE ON DANCE in RaineMagazine
Life long supporter of the arts, Celia Ipiotis has led a fascinating career as creator and host of the critically acclaimed series Eye On Dance. With a body of work that spans over two decades, Eye On Dance featured artists from all genres of dance emphasizing the interconnectedness of each art form. To continue reading click Here.
LORETTA ABBOTT AND ALFRED PERRYMAN ON EYE ON DANCE
In 1981 we explored the topic of American Vernacular dance with Loretta Abbott and Alfred Perryman. Shot on 1/2 inch reel-to-reel black and white video, this represents the 11th program in a series of close to 400 broadcast episodes. It's rare due to its age, and the beauty of Miss Loretta Abbott. Take a look at a singular team: Click Here
EYE ON DANCE
MOMIX
After a twelve-year hiatus from New York City, “Opus Cactus” returns with an abundance of fresh energy. Celebrating the wonders and beauty of the American southwest, Pendleton’s “Opus Cactus” is a gorgeously colored, richly inventive work of dance fantasy -- soaring outlandish birds, and skittering insect collectives. With music from the Swingle Sisters to Brian Eno as a backdrop, this kaleidoscopic, illusory world beckons.
JOYCE Theater
6/27 - 7/16
THE TAP DANCE AWARDS
- Film presentations and performances will honor Ayodele Casel & Sam Weber, recipients of this year’s Hoofer Awards; The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library, recipient of this year’s Tap Preservation Award, and inductees Duke Ellington and The Cotton Club Girls and Boys into the International Tap Dance Hall of Fame.
Symphony Space
7/12
DOUG VARONE, BUGLISI DANCE, BAILL SHANNON, DECADANCE
Doug Varone and Dancers, Lux by Doug Varone
Buglisi Dance Theatre, To The Spirit of Enheduanna by Jacqulyn Buglisi
Prelude by Donlin Foreman
Bill Shannon, Maker Moves by Bill Shannon
Decadancetheatre, The Cage by Decadancetheatre
New Victory Theater
7/13 & 20
KARAS
Japan’s preeminent choreographer-dancer’s newest creation features former Paris Opera Ballet etoile Aurélie Dupont, Rihoko Sato and dancers of KARAS in a work that inhabits the border zone between wakefulness and sleep
Rose Theater
7/13-15
LUX
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Doug Varone and Dancer presents Lux, a vibrant, life-affirming dance set to Philip Glass's "The Light."
VICTORY DANCE consists of two unique programs which, this year, will include the following dance companies or soloists: Bill Shannon, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Decadancetheatre, Doug Varone and Dancers, Heidi Latsky Dance, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, and Preeti Vasudevan's Thresh with New York City Ballet's Amar Ramasar.
New Victory Theater
7/13 & 20
FIRE ISLAND DANCE FESTIVAL
The annual event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Among the mix of performers: Caleb Teicher & Company; EVIDENCE, A Dance Company; Makers Dance Company; Miami City Ballet; Peridance Contemporary Dance Company; Pontus Lidberg Dance and Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener. The festival also will feature choreography from George Balanchine, Al Blackstone, Broadway’s Lorin Lotarro (Waitress), Justin Peck and Manuel Vignoulle. Celebrated dancers performing in the festival include American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside and corps de ballet members Joo Won Ahn, Sung Woo Han, Jonathan Klein, Tyler Maloney, Garegin Pogossian, Kento Sumitani and Zhiyao Zhang, as well as Miami City Ballet principals Jeanette Delgado and Kleber Rebello.
Fire Island Pines
7/14-16
TAP ELLINGTON
Celebrates Duke Ellington's connection to the art of tap dance.The show, a featured event at TAP CITY, will feature the Duke Ellington Big Band and top tappers in performance.
Master of ceremonies Tony Waag and the Duke Ellington Center's Big Band conducted by Eli Yamin will join together in honor of this icon of American Jazz with tap dance performances by emerging raw talent, contemporary soloists and leading tap masters including Brenda Bufalino, Ayodele Casel, Mercedes Ellington, Lisa La Touche Ensemble, Caleb Teicher, Sarah Reich, Sam Weber, Josette and Joseph Wiggan, the New American Tap Orchestra and others. VIDEO
Appel Room
7/14
TAP FUTURE
“Tap Future” ALL STUDENT SHOWCASE -Tap City puts ALL of its students on stage in a fun show of youth, teen and adult students. Tap dancers will perform for each other in an informal performance featuring the newly minted work from all of the Tap City Residencies from the Youth, Pre-Professional and Adult Programs.
Symphony Spsace
7/15
EMERY LECRONE
Megan LeCrone debuts an original solo and Stephanie Williams and Cory Stearns of American Ballet Theater perform a new pas de deux. Famed fashion designers Hillary Taymour, Marine Penvern, Megan Bloch and Jaime Barker of Flagpole (all young and emerging female designers) are highlighted in new collaborations.
The company will close the program with a world premiere ballet set to an original score by Nathan Prillaman.
Joyce Theater
7/18-20
JEWELS
In a historic presentation, Jewels by George Balanchine will be performed by Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet & Paris Opera Ballet in five different performances. This marks the 50th anniversary of Jewels' landmark premiere.
David Koch Theater
7/20-23
KINESIS
Kinesis Project dance theatre present Secrets and Seawalls a collaborative experiment of dance and architecture in two distinct acts. Inspired by storms and disruption, Melissa Riker, in collaboration with architect Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, uses methods of dance and architecture to explore vulnerability, power, and how each are revealed aboard the 1885 cargo ship Wavertree.
South Street Seaport
7/20, 27, 30
CLAUDIA SCHREIER & COMPANY
Claudia Schreier & Company presents dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Los Angeles Ballet and other leading companies. Includes a world premiere for NYCB soloist Unity Phelan and principal Jared Angle; a preview of a ballet set to Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; the NY premiere of Solitaire, and Charge, her contemporary ballet for large ensemble set to a score by Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga.
Joyce Theater
7/21-22
CIRIO COLLECTIVE
The company of twelve dancers along with live musicians, present works by Cirio, Paulo Arrais, and Gregory Dolbashian.
Joyce Theater
7/23-24
GEMMA BOND
Produced by INTERMEZZO DANCE, Bond presents two evenings of dance featuring her new and reconstructed works: Then and Again, The Giving, and Impressions.
Joyce Theater
7/25 - 26
BALLET HISPANICO
Ballet Hispánico vibrantly features Latin influences within contemporary ballet. The company represents a variety of national and international artists with repertory by prominent and emerging choreographers from around the world -- including choreography by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, Spanish dancer and choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and a Jacob’s Pillow commission by Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.
Jacob's Pillow
7/26 - 30
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
The Bolshoi Ballet will dance the U.S. premiere of The Taming of the Shrew by French Choreographer and Director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Jean-Christophe Maillot. The full-evening ballet in two acts is based on the Shakespearean comedy. The ballet is set to musical selections from film scores composed by Shostakovich, including Moscow, Cheryomushki; Counterplan; Alone; Hamlet; Pirogov; The Gadfly; Sofia Perovskaya; and The Great Citizen, as well as excerpts from Symphony No. 9, Op. 70, and String Quartet No. 8.
David Koch Theater
7/26-30
AMY SEIWERT
Seiwert's contemporary ballet company, Imagery and her first evening-length ballet, is set to Franz Schubert’s voice and piano cycle Winterreise, commissioned by The Joyce Theater.
Joyce Theater
7/27 - 29
PREETI VASUDEVAN, AMAR RAMASSAR, RONALD K. BROWN, HEIDI LATSKY
Preeti Vasudevan’s Thresh (with Amar Ramasar), Me...You (An excerpt from Études) by Preeti Vasudevan and Amar Ramasar
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Why You Follow by Ronald K. Brown
Preeti Vasudevan's Thresh, Boxed by Preeti Vasudevan
Heidi Latsky Dance, An excerpt from STAMPedTIME by Heidi Latsky
New Victory Theater
7/27 & 8/3
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY
With Duchess featuring special guest Vuyo Sotashe Taylor Co. performs Company B, a pacifist masterpiece that questions some of the American myths that emerged out of times of war. Originally set to a recording of nine songs performed by the Andrews Sisters, this performance features live music performed by charismatic New York vocal trio Duchess. The group also opens the evening with special guest, rising South African jazz singer Vuyo Sotashe. Taylor’s Airs, another celebrated classic of his repertoire with music by Handel, rounds out this evening of song and dance.
Damrosch Park
7/28
HEIDI LATSKY
ON DISPLAY
Figures dressed in white form a “living gallery” around Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure on Hearst Plaza in this latest iteration of choreographer Heidi Latsky’s powerful performance installation. Premiered at Lincoln Center in 2015 to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ON DISPLAY features a range of performers, questioning ingrained expectations of who gets to be “onstage” and mainstream culture’s narrow definition of beauty.
Hearst Plaza
7/29
BOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD: A JOURNEY THROUGH HINDI CINEMA
Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrates the artistry of Hindi cinema with Bollywood Boulevard, an evening of music, dance, and big-screen visuals that invites audiences to experience the evolution of the Bollywood musical——from black-and-white classics to modern blockbusters. The evening marks the debut of a specially commissioned multimedia performance by world-class musicians and dancers, all of whom hail from the tri-state area. Musicians play live while dancers perform choreography inspired by Bollywood classics surrounded by projections of specially created original animations.
Damrosch
08/03
CHLOE & MAUD
APT 33: WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE
Choreographer-dancers Chloe and Maud Arnold are the sister act behind viral videos that spike Beyoncé and Prince songs with advanced tap dance technique.They bring their eclectic New York crew Apartment 33 to Hearst Plaza for a night of fierce footwork and passionate artistry that places tap back at the heart of pop culture.
Hearst Plaza
08/04
THEATRICALLY speaking
BLUE MAN GROUP
They're still going strong and mad as ever in a bluish, funnish way. The current program incorporates new tech visuals and puns on our ultra connected society. Highly physical, the wise-cracking show appeals to the young and all manner of age groups. In addition to the audience-loving shows, the members of Blue Man Group give back to their community with a project that focuses on youngsters using their imaginations. What a thought!
Astor Place Theater
Open
THE BOOK OF MORMON
THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the creators of “South Park.” Directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Mismatched Mormon boys are sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get, features Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley and Michael Potts. Try this hilarious, tuneful musical on for size.
Information
For full review go to EYE ON THE ARTS
Eugene O'Neil Theatre
Open
FUN HOUSE
Currently, tickets for Fun Home, the Award-winning American musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, are now on sale through January 3, 2016. With music by five-time Tony® Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by three-time Tony® Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Tony® Award nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home has been playing to standing-room-only audiences

Circle in the Square
open run
PARADISO: Chapter 1
PARADISO: Chapter 1, created by Michael Counts with his creative and technical team behind the hit immersive event The Walking Dead Experience. PARADISO: Chapter 1 happens at a secret location in Korea Town that is not unveiled until audiences arrive at a designated meeting point shared when their tickets are booked.
Inspired by the classic story of the Divine Comedy, the epic tale of one man’s journey through the Nine Circles of Hell, PARADISO: Chapter 1 drops 10 audience members into a 60-minute noir-styled, futuristic nightmare that they must navigate through. With a company of actors guiding the experience, PARADISO introduces a narrative structure that makes audiences feel as if they have truly entered a world where the circumstances, characters, risks and drama represent an immersive “reality.” A gripping, multi-layered story unfolds in this genre-bending, immersive psychological thriller, complete with actors and 3D holographic projection technology and special effects from multi-media design + production company BeSIDE.
TBA
7/20-Open
OSLO
Oslo makes you believe there could be a solution for the Middle East bloodshed. Sensitive performances enlighten a smart text pulled from the scripts of the people involved in the high level negotiations between Palestien and Israel. For the review, click here: EYE ON THE ARTS
Lincoln Center Theater
Through 7/16
BANDSTAND
Fo those who love jazz music and swing dance, this is the show for you. It takes place after World War II and tracks the aspirations of a jazz musician determined to win back his identity and place in society. Terrific music and dancing. For a review click here: EYE ON THE ARTS.
Bernard Jacobs Theater
Open run
A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
A riveting production that resumes years after Nora slammed the door on her husband and secure life as the wife of a businessman. To read a review click EYE ON THE ARTS
John Golden Theatre
6/12 - 9/3
SOULPEPPER
SOULPEPPER, Toronto’s largest and most celebrated theatre company presents a repertory program of plays, musicals and concert performances, featuring a company of over 65 artists.
KIM’S CONVENIENCE:Written by Ins Choi and directed by Weyni Mengesha, this comedy-drama is the most successful new Canadian play in recent history, and depicts the life of a Korean-Canadian family making a new life in a corner store in downtown Toronto.
OF HUMAN BONDAGE: For the first time anywhere, W. Somerset Maugham’s classic novel is adapted for the stage by playwright Vern Thiessen, and directed by Albert Schultz. In 2014, it won seven Dora Awards (Toronto’s Tonys).
SPOON RIVER Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters: An original musical adapted by Albert Schultz and Mike Ross, with original music by Mike Ross. Named Best New Musical at both the Dora Awards and at the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards. Starts July 7.
CAGE: A stage, even the one within our mind, is a cage that defines, limits, and reveals. Inspired by apes, Zen Buddhism, and the ideas of avant-garde composer John Cage, this experimental meditation on time, space, memory, and the human animal performed by Diego Matamoros with designers Lorenzo Savoini and Richard Feren. Starts July 12.
ALLIGATOR PIE:An award-winning adaptation of the whimsical children’s poems of Canada’s “Father Goose”, Dennis Lee (also known for writing the lyrics for Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock”). Starts July 16.
CRASH:Looks at the loss of a loved one, a woman must face the shattering memories of a past trauma byPamela Mala Sinha . Starts July 21.
A BRIMFUL OF ASHA:Ravi Jain shares the stage with his real life non-actor mother, Asha, to tell each other’s side of Asha’s attempt to arrange Ravi’s marriage. Starts July 25.
Pershing Square Theater
7/1 - 29
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
One of the best deals in town, the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park returns with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM directed by Obie Award winner and The Public’s Founder of Public Works and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, and choreography by Chase Brock.
The Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love. Free Shakespeare in the Park.
Delacorte Theater
7/11 - 8/13
MCCONAUGHEY VS. THE DEVIL: AN AMERICAN MYTH
Book by Emilie Landmann & Carrie Morgan; Music by Jonathan Quesenberry; Lyrics by Carrie Morgan & Jonathan Quesenberry; Choreography by Billy Griffin; Musical Direction by Kristin Stowell; and Directed by Tom Caruso, is a Faustian comedy that dares to ask the question, “How the hell did Matthew McConaughey win an Academy Award?”
This show recounts how the RomCom starring stoner became an A-list award winner. Matthew has a loyal agent, his best friend Woody, and his beloved bongos. Now all he needs is to be taken seriously as an actor. Enter a demon with a deal from the Devil himself. Friendship, love and loyalty are all tested in this hell-raising adventure to win Matthew the Oscar...and save his soul.
Acorn Theater
7/14 - 16
THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BRAND
The Goree All-Girl String Band boasts an original country western score that tells the story of female inmates in Texas in the 1930s who play their way to freedom on a radio show featuring convict musicians. Bill Collings and his team of skilled luthiers build custom handmade acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles at the Colling Guitars facilities in Austin, Texas.
Acorn Theataer
7/24 - 29
On a MUSICAL note
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: THE SYMPHONY EDITION — A 60-CD SET
Leonard Bernstein: The Symphony Edition, a limited edition 60-CD set that includes all of Bernstein’s definitive symphonic recordings from 1953 to 1976 — 57 of them with the New York Philharmonic — has been released by Sony Classical in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his death.
CARAVAN PALACE
French 7-piece electronic/jazz fusion group Caravan Palace draws from influences as diverse as Cab Calloway and Daft Punk, has received critical acclaim from NPR, Noisey, KCRW and more. The group first met when composing the score to a vintage silent porno flick and their 2008 self-titled debut quickly catapulted them onto the French charts for 68 consecutive weeks.
Irving Plaza
7/7
FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
In New York, the festival will take place at the in the heart of New York: Central Park! For its 2nd edition, our festival will participate on two days at the Summer stage. he 16th July will mark the launch of the tour of our creation “Fela Tribute: Music of Many Colours." Pays tribute to Fela Kuti and the mythical album "Music of Many Colours" reflecting the collaboration of Kuti and Roy Ayers.
Summerstage
On the VISUAL front
ANDY WARHOL: THE LAST DECADE
The first U.S. museum survey to examine the late work of American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987), this exhibition includes nearly fifty paintings that reveal the American artist's vitality, energy, and renewed spirit of experimentation. During this time, Warhol produced more works, in a considerable number of series and on a vastly larger scale, than at any other point in his forty-year career.
Curators Joseph D. Ketner and Sharon Matt Atkins will be on hand to answer questions.
Brooklyn Museum
HELINSIKI EXPLORES GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IN FINLAND
At a news conference today at Helsinki City Hall, Mayor Jussi Pajunen and Deputy Mayor Tuula Haatainen announced that the City of Helsinki has commissioned the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to conduct a concept and development study, exploring the possibility of creating a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland.
Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, joined in making the announcement with the Mayor.
The study, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011, will explore topics including the possible mission and structure of an innovative, multidisciplinary art museum in Finland, the form that its exhibition and education programs might take, its prospective relationship with Helsinki’s existing visual arts institutions, the museum’s potential economic impact and the scope of the Guggenheim Foundation’s involvement in its operation. Beginning from a deep consideration of program and purpose, the study will seek to imagine what a museum of the 21st century might be.
Helsinki, Finland
AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE
The Whitney Museum of American Art is about to debut it's new space and exhibitions in the Meat Packing District. Designed by Renzo Piano, the building will add to the landscape already framed by the aerial High Line.
The opening exhibition reexamines the history of American art from 1900 to today. America Is Hard to See presents new perspectives on the Whitney’s collection, reflecting on art in the United States with more than 600 works by some 400 artists. The exhibition—its title taken from a Robert Frost poem that was also used by the filmmaker Emile de Antonio for one of his political documentaries—is the most extensive display to date of the Whitney’s collection.
Drawn from the Whitney’s holdings, America Is Hard to See examines the themes, ideas, beliefs, visions, and passions that have preoccupied and galvanized American artists over the past one hundred and fifteen years. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown will appear alongside familiar icons, in a conscious effort to challenge assumptions about the American art canon.
The Whitney is implementing innovative ways to relate to the larger community and artistic forms that blend mixed media into a personal song of contemporary life.
Installed throughout the building, America Is Hard to See is organized as a series of twenty-three “chapters”—sections that build on a particular theme through related artworks. Each chapter is named after a work of art that appears in that section of the show.
Whitney Museum
GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
GARDEN OF DELIGHTS is a surreal play that takes its audience on a fantastical journey following protagonist Lais, a charming, yet self-loathing actress, through a bizarre look at her sadomasochistic experience of love and art. Isolated in her home with only a caged beast-like partner and flock of infantile sheep to distract her from her troubled past, she spirals down into painful memories and erotic fantasies that blur the line between reality and imagination.
Plaxall Gallery Long Island City
7/26 - 8/13
SIDRA BELL
Theater of the Resist performs on-site at the museum. Modern dance surrounded by visual elements.
Met Breuer
7/28 - 29
On the BOOK shelf
BALANCHINE & THE LOST MUSE
Elizabeth Kendall excavated early parts of George Balanchine's history in Russia. Dedicated to understanding the inner-workings of this brilliant choreographer, Kendall taught herself Russian and stalked clues like an international sleuth. Years in the filed, Kendall unearthed a fascinating ballet dancer who shared Balanchine's early history in the dance studio and rehearsal room. Her nae was Lidia Ivanova, and according to Kendall, her impact on Balanchine was consequential.

Naturall, this book will draw many dance aficionados, but the subplot reads like a mystery novel. Bright, beautiful and immensely talented, Lidia loses her life while in a boat with two young men. The Russians have yet to solve this "cold" case and there are curious circumstances surrounding her demise.

An immensely readable book, you are memorably immersed in early 20th century Rusiian history, politics, and cultural eruptions.
Oxford Publishers

BREAKING BREADS: HOLIDAY BOOK LIST
Artisan Books has released an absolutely splendid new book on baking sweet and savory breads, babkas, flatbreads, Challahs and more. Simple and clear language guides the cook through the recipes and the photographs by Con Poulos enhance your appetite. A perfect holiday gift.
For the review go HERE.
By Uri Scheft
Artisan Books
TASTE OF PERSIA:HOLIDAY BOOK LIST
Looking for an exotic cookbook that infuses the reader with the recipes and sights of the Persian gulf? Then look no further than The Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid: A Cookbook's Travels Through: Armenia Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran and Kurdistan. A fine pick for the holidays.
Go to review, click HERE
Naomi Duguid
Artisan Books
FOOD52: HOLIDAY BOOK LIST
Simplifying the act of cooking sophisticated, but simple meals powers the new cookbook Food52: A New Way to Dinner--a playbook of recipes and strategies for the week ahead. Might sound like a football or basketball game plan, and in a way it is because chapters lay out food plans for the week.Now this might sound like assembly-line eating, but trust me, it's not. To stay out of the "cooking rut" one recipe gets several outfits like "Farro with Mustard Greenes, Almonds, Currants, and Shaved Cheese arrives as a main course one day and the next it becomes part of a ham and butter sandwich. For full review click HERE.

Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs
Ten Speed Press
TASTE & TECHNIQUE: Holiday Book List
A lively description of culinary methods and timing takes the mystery out of the kitchen in this easily readable cookbook. Raised in a family of foodies, Ms. Pomeroy holds food in high regard, but also sees it as a daily event that climb great heights in flavor with small tweaks. A great selection for your bookshelf and kitchen counter. To read the full review click HERE.
Naomi Pomeroy with Jamie Feldmar
Ten Speed Press
LIVE LUNCHTIME READING
WHO: M. Lamar, Casey Ledger, Vetch Poetry Journal
M. Lamar, a composer and multi-genre performance artist who works across opera, performance, video, sculpture and installation, presents his art book, Funeral Doom Spiritual published by RITA Books, Wednesday, March 15. The work of M. Lamar, twin brother of Laverne Cox, a star of Orange Is the New Black, has been presented at MoMa PS1, Merkin Hall and New Museum, among other venues.
NY Live Arts
3/15 - 17
TRAVEL and LEISURE options
MY ZEIL
Exclusive, trendy or extravagant; brand, chain or designer – fashion in Frankfurt is a varied and multi-faceted world. All these styles come together in the shopping and leisure centre "MyZeil", which celebrates its 1st birthday on 26.02.2010.
The spectacular roof designed by Italian star architect Massimiliano Fuksas floods the centre with light and effortlessly spans its eight storeys, which are home to a cornucopia of familiar brands, regional suppliers and international labels.
The most recent new addition, and one that is drawing enormous attention, is the first Hollister shop in continental Europe which is attracting hordes of customers to the centre.
Now the Zeil is the perfect place to stroll, look at the shop windows and – if your legs tire – find a comfortable place to rest under one of the shady trees at the heart of the pedestrian zone. In the future, two new gastronomic pavilions will help to make the overall picture even more defined. The first has already opened and its name, "Weidenhof", harks back to the grandmother of the city's most famous son. Cornelia Schelhorn, later Goethe, ran www.frankfurt-tourismus.de one of the city's most exclusive inns close to where the Zeil is today and bearing the same name.
Frankfurt cuisine. The second pavilion at the eastern end of the pedestrian zone will have an international theme and is expected to open in the spring of this year.
A new traffic-free zone has been created at its western end with the closing of the Hauptwache square to vehicles.
Frankfurt
MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Mohonk Mountain House located in New Paltz, NY helped to bring a spring back into the media’s step with The High Heeler and Man on the Go: Real Relief for Calves and Feet treatment. Using integrated massage techniques the treatment helps refresh your tired legs and feet. This all goes down smoothly in the midst of gorgeous grounds and ample activities, good food and wine.
New Paltz, NY
THE CLIFF HOUSE RESORT AND SPA
If you know anything about Maine, you know that their lobsters are king. Here's some news from The Cliff House Resort and Spa on Maine's dramatic south coast.

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Maine

RARE ROMAN TREASURES
For those who travel, you already know that Amsterdam is a glitter with galleries and art museums, but this exhibition adds luster to the already culturally invigorated city.
Rare Roman treasures in the Netherlands for the first time
Exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream in De Nieuwe Kerk
In the autumn of 2015 unique art treasures will be visiting De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam for the exhibition Rome. Emperor Constantine’s Dream. Art Treasures from the Eternal City. Loaned by institutions such as the Vatican Museums these will illustrate one of the most fascinating themes from antiquity: the transformation of Rome in the fourth century AD from a multi-religious imperial capital full of temples with colossal statues of the emperor into the centre of papal power dominated by churches with crosses. Christianity’s evolution in a relatively short time from a small faith community into the dominant religion, of crucial influence on the development of the Western world, is an astonishing success story. A rapid change in its fortunes that can largely be attributed to a single person: Emperor Constantine the Great.
De Nieuwe Kerk will present precious artefacts never previously displayed in the Netherlands. Among the pieces coming to Amsterdam is the renowned fourth-century marble sculpture of The Good Shepherd, a masterpiece from the Vatican Museums, plus Roman mosaics, frescoes, sarcophaguses, sculptures, gold glasses, paintings and the iconic right hand from one of the colossal statues of Constantine in the Capitoline Museums. The exhibition has been created in a collaboration between Professor Eric Moormann, Professor Sible de Blaauw and three renowned museums in Rome: the Capitoline Museums, the National Roman Museum and the Vatican Museums. It will also include an exceptional loan from St Peter’s Basilica.
Amsterdam
6/10 - 9/2
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Oceania Cruises, Oceania Regatta
Cunard Line, Queen Elizabeth
Oceania Cruises, Oceania Marina
7/1
TRAVEL IN GREECE STILL GOOD
Do not fear, you will be able to pay for tours, buy jewelry, eat and drink in the fragrant evenings, because your money is not tied to Greek banks, and Greece is welcoming, wholeheartedly, tourists to this gorgeous, if very dramatic, country.
?he Ministry for Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism would like to inform visitors to Greece that capital controls introduced by the Greek Government do not apply to those wishing to withdraw money from an ATM or carry out any other type of transaction using credit or debit cards issued abroad. Moreover, the Ministry does not expect any inconvenience in visitor’s every day holiday experience, neither in the islands nor in mainland Greece, as there are adequate fuel supplies, products and services.
Greece continues to offer the highest quality of tourism services to its visitors, who have ranked Greece as one of the best destinations worldwide. The Deputy Minister for Tourism, Mrs Elena Kountoura, said that Greece still is and will always be a favourite destination for vacationers. Visitors currently in Greece as well as those planning to visit Greece will not be affected by the latest developments and they continue to enjoy their holidays in Greece without any concerns whatsoever.
Greece
7/9
HISTORIC HOTELS OF AMERICAN SUPER SITE
Historic hotels add a level of intimacy to any vacation. Not your usual one decoration fits all type of hotel or motel, these lodgings exude personality.
Historic Hotels of America has launched a new Super Site in time for planning summer travel. Follow your American Dreams and choose from a variety of different vacation ideas, including family getaways, road trips, national parks and lands, culinary destinations, urban adventures, and more. With over 260 historic hotels across the United States from Puerto Rico to Hawaii, there is sure to be an affordable dream destination for everyone.
Need a travel-inspired playlist? Check out these Road Trips Songs. Want to salute our freedom? Book a historic hotel then visit these five national monuments. Feeling hungry? Scope out the best BBQ joints, bourbon trails and wine country by perusing the site’s culinary adventures.
When visiting the American Dreams Super Site homepage, a number of navigational tools help travelers peruse the site’s many inspirations.The main navigation: The site is divided into six content sections — Family Vacations, Road Trips, Heritage & Culture, Culinary Destinations and Urban Adventures — with each of these pages showcasing article thumbnails. When a consumer clicks on the image, they navigate to that feature story. These stories include hotel advertorials, which solely feature participating hotels, and topical editorials, which highlight select destinations based on editorial content.
Of special interest might be the culinary route:Culinary Destinations for spirits, wine, food, festivals and trails throughout the country. From food festivals to fine dining, from Sonoma’s Wine Country to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Historic Hotels of America tips its glass to these culinary destinations. Interested in the latest vintages in the heart of Napa Valley? Nestled into the heart of Napa Valley, the Napa River Inn stands out as an upscale boutique hotel. The inn adjoins the historic Napa Mill, which offers dining, shopping and 7,300 square feet of outdoor reception space in the Riverbend Performance Plaza for wine-induced celebrations.
United States
7/11
THE SEA PINES RESORT
As if you needed another reason to visit the spectacular Sea Pines Resort, here's some more good news.
Hilton Head’s most celebrated leisure retreat – has achieved Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its world-class Beach Club by the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED is a green building certification program recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects must demonstrate they save money and resources as well as a positive impact on the health of occupants while promoting renewable, clean energy. The Sea Pines Resort is the first destination property in the Hilton Head area to receive this award.
The Sea Pines Beach Club’s green initiatives include proximity to public transportation, bicycle storage, protected native vegetation, optimized energy performance, storm water control, solar reflective indexing, water efficiency, use of recycled materials and regional materials.
"The Sea Pines Resort is proud to contribute to global green initiatives like LEED by designing ecologically sustainable structures for our home owners, members and guests to enjoy," says Steve Birdwell, President of The Sea Pines Resort.
The two-story 25,000-square-foot Sea Pines Beach Club presents an inviting seaside atmosphere with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and distant Tybee Island. The facility provides year-round enjoyment for resort guests and property owners with an array of family-friendly amenities including dining, retail and special event space.
Hilton Head
VANCOUVER
A favorite location for many film and television producers, Vancouver's progressive culture embraced gay marriage long before it hit the law books in the United States. Low-keyed but animated, Vancouver prospers in the midst of a booming culinary scene, adventure tours, museums, galleries, plus performance festivals and the newly established craft brewing and winemaking industry. In fact, Vancouver boasts the largest number of artists among similar sized Canadian cities. Nature granted Vancouver great waterways and woodlands. For those who enjoy intellectual and sensual stimulation, Vancouver is worth a visit.
VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS
For those who love the days of luxury trains brimming with lavish meals and champagne, then you will be thrilled to hear that the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express embarks on a new route linking London and Paris with Berlin, with its iconic monuments of living history. Traveling in the beautifully restored art-deco carriages brings back the glamour of the roaring 20s, while enjoying all the amenities of a luxury train - such as elegant dining cars and personal stewards attending the sleeper cabins. Rates start from $3,490 per person each way, incl. meals.
For more information, go to the German Tourism web site.
Britain to Berlin
NAPLES OPEN STUDIO TRAIL
If you stay in the US this summer, there's lots going on the wine country of upstate NY. Surrounding Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes in Western New York, 23 artists in 16 studios are open to the public the first weekend of every October. Trail Riders enjoy amazing fall foliage while seeing where the magic of art happens! Along with amazing art, we have spectacular scenery, winding back roads, B&Bs and Inns, wineries, great restaurants, pastoral and wooded scenes--everything your readers are looking for in an autumn getaway weekend. From the galleries to the trees, your eyes will be filled with beauty.
What to expect: The Naples Open Studio Trail is a group of dynamic, innovative artists that invite the public into their studios to share their craft, demonstrate how they work, and create a better understanding of the arts. They work in oils, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, silk, and leather, and create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, housewares, etc. These artists typically sell their wares in galleries and craft fairs; during the Studio Trail weekend, purchases and commissions can be made directly with the artist. This free event occurs on the first weekend of every October. Visit http://www.naplesopenstudiotrail.com for more information.
Canadaigua and Honeoye Lakes
KINGSMILL RESORT
It’s the Big Culinary Bang Theory of where America’s farm-to-table movement started. If you had no garden, no farm, no fishing, and no table – you died. No tip either. It all started here in Greater Williamsburg in 1607 (at least with the Colonists).
So it’s only appropriate that this sacred gastronomic land have a harvest festival, and it does: The Second Annual Williamsburg Harvest Festival. The festival, featuring more than 30 event at the only AAA Four Diamond condominium resort in Williamsburg, located on the James River. Now offering a special savings of 15% off all room rates during this celebration. There are even condos with a working fireplace (they build and light that for you).
To find out more about the Harvest Celebration, access www.williamsburgharvestcelebration.com.
HOTELS GO AUDIO
Hotels are getting into the culture business with poetry readings, small art exhibitions, sculpture gardens and now -- B&O PLAY and Ace Hotel have just announced a year-long partnership to be marked by a series of inventive and immersive sound events at the New York, London and Los Angeles Ace Hotel.
United by a desire to ignite meaningful moments, B&O PLAY and Ace Hotel are a natural match, utilizing their best in class creative direction and likeminded approaches to produce evocative experiences for culturally conscious individuals.
B & O and ACE Hotel
KORAKIS PENSIONE
107 miles east of Los Angeles, lies a hidden Mediterranean Oasis in the heart of Palm Springs, California -- Korakia Pensione. It is a desirous getaway for those looking for a romantic getaway rather than an endless party. The resort features authentic Moroccan decor, unique, exquisitely appointed bungalows and villas, en-suite massages, a beautiful lounge pool, complimentary yoga mats in each room, and vintage books and board games in the library. Korakia has a strict no young children policy, so while you and your lover are enjoying one another's company, you won’t face a minute of disruption in this one-of-a-kind, peaceful hideaway.

One of the packages that might be particularly appealing is called the: Escape & Celebrate Package: Upon arrival, guests are greeted with an oversize bouquet of flowers. Once settled in, relax and indulge in a 50 minute couples massage. As the evening winds down enjoy a delicious candlelit dinner for two on a private terrace or another picturesque patio on the property. (Dinner provided by Le Vallauris: 1 appetizer and 1 Entrée per person.) Cap off the evening by watching a vintage film in the outdoor garden while sipping champagne underneath the desert sky. The perfect package to celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary.
Average nightly rate: $229 - $359
Palm Springs, California

WILDERNESS IRELAND
For those who like to navigate the great outdoors until it's time to hit a pub, the Wilderness Ireland wants to seduce you into adventurous vacations linked to guided tours.
Hiking the Ring of Kerry Mrountains: Hikers summit some of Ireland’s highest peaks in Killarney National Park, Corrán Tuathail and Mount Brandon, and take lost pilgrimage paths along the sea cliff’s edge to white sandy beaches. Travelers uncover the legend of Cú Chulainn and the giant as they explore the stories of the Dingle Peninsula. Evenings are enjoyed in cozy inns with traditional live music and the finest local fare.
Hiking the Mountains of Connemara and Mayo: Following in the footsteps of Saint Patrick, hikers will conquer three of the highest mountains in the west of Ireland. Guests explore the spectacular mountain and bog wilderness of Connemara, home to Ireland’s only true fjord, Killary Harbour. Watching wild dolphins play in the nearby surf makes the Mayo Coastal Trek one of Ireland’s most memorable.
For more information about Wilderness Ireland, visit: WildernessIreland.com.
Ireland
BAUHAUS TOURS
Experience UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Bauhaus era. For the first time, the Bauhaus Committee is allowing visitors to tour further Bauhaus buildings listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to the architectural sites already included in 1996, the Bundesschule of the General German Trade Union Confederation in Bernau, as well as five arcades in Dessau-Rosslau are now added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The exterior of the Bauhaus Memorial Bundesschule Bernau, north of Berlin, is open to the public all year round. Visits of the interiors are possible through guided tours, organized by the Association baudenkmal bundesschule bernau e.V., and visitors can tour the Dessau-Törten settlement.
Detailed information on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany is available online at www.germany.travel. About the GNTB
Germany
7/18
CULINARY tastings

ATHENS TAVERN
Greek chef Yianni Baxevanis gives a lift to new Greek eaterie.
Astoria
Now open
DELICATESSEN
mark Thomas Amadei and Andrew Glassberg partner in this tweaked comfort food with a dash of style including Reuben fritters and cheeseburger spring rolls.
2212-226-0211
54 Prince Street
BLACK IRON BURGER SHOP
Never too many burgers and a multitude of guises, that's what Jason Hennings, owner of EU, is banking on with his new venture.
540 East Fifth Street at Avenue B
PORCHETTA
Roasted pig sandwiches and crispy potatotes for these uncertain times owned by Sara Jenkins.
110 East 7th Street (First Ave.)
212-777-2151
LUGO CAFFE
Hooray for more eateries in the Penn Station neighborhood with some basic Italian fare.
1 Penn Station (33rd Street and 8th Ave.)
212-760-2700
THE BRESLIN BAR AND AND DINING ROOM
Victorian style brings breakfast and lunch with an English flair from chef April Bloomfield.
212-679-1939
20 W. 29 Street
LOS VASCOS 2009
For those meals where a young, well constructed Chardonny does the trick, take a looka t Los vascos Chardonnay and Los Vascos Sauvignon Blanc from Chile.
THIS LITTLE PIGGY HAD ROAST BEEF
Francis Garcia and Sal Basille joined Williame Gallagher for this rib-sticking home grown food in an intimate setting.
Roast beef is the ticket particularly "This Way" sandwich which adds onions and Cheez Whiz to its roast beef. No one said it was calorie free.
149 First Ave (Ninth Street)
212-253-1500
GREEK WINES
Even though the ancient Greeks worshipped the wine God Dionysus, Greek wines retain a low profile considering their high value. Summertime finds Greeks basking on shores of Aegean eating fresh fish and drinking a bright, sauvignon blanc like the Moscofilero featured at Domain Spiropoulos. Flowery but not sweet, the white wine forms a fine complement to fish and vegetables.

Another wine unique to Greece, Retsina (Domaine Vassilou/Nemeion Estate), invokes a fragrance of pine trees and can quench one’s thirst in the midst of steamy day along with some tasty appetizer of octopus.

As for reds, again at Domaine Spiropoulos Prfyros 2006, G’aia Estate 2006 (Agirgitiko), and Domaine Harlaftis Reserve Nemea 2001 and then there's the full-bodied, complex but smoothe Hgemon Grand reserve 2004 plus a lighter, but tasty Tempranillo 2006 by Ktima Pavlidis.
Athenee Importers Road Show

MONUMENT LANE
Old maps flank the dark wood walls with vittles by Brian Murphy including pork potpie, lobster roll and more.
212-255-0155
103 Greenwich Ave. at 12 Street
BUVETTE
In the heart of the Village comes another Paris bistro, all rustic ambiance and charm. Chef Jody Williams offers up omelets, frites, chicken meatballs and chocolate mousse.
42 Grove Street
212-255-3590
SPRINKLES CUPACAKES
America's favorite desert comes to NYC via Loas Angeles.
780 Lexington at 60th
212-207-8375
ROUGE TOMATE CART IN THE PARK
One of my favorite restaurants just sent off a mini satellite of it's fresh, seasonal food to the park. The "green" food cart has sandwiches, soups and salads that are as fresh as they come along with healthy and very tasty juices and sorbets.
Central Park at 64th
THE PORCH
More and more heads the High Line way including this new 40 seat spot that offers sandwiches , bruschettas, bar snacks, wine and beer. Self-serve.
The High Line
ALFAMA--Bread
If you are a fan of Portuguese bread-- I love those plump, sweet English Muffins myself--then head over to Midtown for a tast of cornmeal bread, Broa ($4); Pao de forma (white loaf) ($6.50); pao de Deus buns with coconut garnish ($3.50) and pao de bico ($ .35 & .65), small pointy baguettes ($1.50).
214 East 52 Street
212-759-5552
TERTULIA
Rustic fare from Asturias in northern Spain along with their tasty cider from the barrel, brought to us by Seamus Mullen.
359 6th Ave and Washington Place
646-559-9909
UPSTATE
Jennifer Gavin and Shane Covey and Kary Goosby opened a barnboard and brick oyster bar complete with beer and wine. Can't wait for the martinis and oysters.
95 First Ave at East 6th
SOUVLAKI GR
What fun -- NYC got a souvlaki taverna that offers up the favorite Greek street food, shredded lamb with garlic yogurt in a pita bread and a side of chips.Owners Abby Sierros and Pavlos Sierros and Kostas Plagos--they all sound Greek to me-- offer up the delectable plates along with pork and chicken souvlaki, Greek salad, Greek burgers (very moist) along with an unconventional Ouzo soda (tastes like Ouzo without making you go blind if you drink too much.)
116 Stanton Street at Essex
212-777-0116
BURGER & BARRELL
Josh Capon offers juicy burgers, steaks and many other 'feel-good" dishes.
25 W. Houston (Green Street)
212-334-7320
HUNG RY
Noodles made with organic flour are served with toppings like Peing duck breast and leg, lobster and scallops with mushrooms and truffles, mutton sausage with liver, and brisket with tripe. And don't forget the roasted marrow bone with wasabi and celery root.
55 Bond at Lafayette
212-677-4864
OTIS STOUT BREAD
Local grain movement leaders, Cayuga Pure Organics near Ithaca, NY sell breads made with their grains and baked by Orwasher's bakery in Manhattan. The Otis Stout Bread is made from three kinds of starters, including one using spent grains from Sixpoint Craft Ales in Brooklyn, It's rich earthy flavor is particularly good toasted and as a sandwich bread.
Available at Union Square Market on Wed. Fri & Sat., Columbia University on Sundays; Inwood and Brooklyn, Sat.
Union Square Market
LANDBROT
If you like that dark European bread head over for some thick bread pretzels, dark breads, flatbreads, pastries and other rustic items.
137 Seventh Ave. & 185 Orchard Street
PORSENA
Sara Jenkins enlarges her wildly popular roast-pig sandwich shop, Porchetta, but this time it's all about pasta. Tuscan Lasagna, macaroni with ragu and slow-cooked chicken are on the menu.
21-23 East Seventh Street at 3rd Ave.
212-228-4923
REDFARM
Joe Ng dices up his stuff with saffron soup dumplings and Peking duck sliders.
529 Hudson at Charles Street
SULLIVAN STREET BAKERY
Many of the restaurants use their bread, and if you don't have it, look at the owner, Mike Lahey's bread book. This new place offers breads, bread-based disches, beer and wine a couple of doors down from his pizzaria (recipes for pizza dough in his book).
236 Ninth Ave at 25th Street
THE JOHN DORY OYSTER BAR
Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield's fish restaurant returns.
1196 Broadway
TRIBECA CANVAS
Masaharu Morimoto blends Japanese and American comfort foods in onion grain soup dumpling, Morimoto bone marrow and chicken pot pie. Yum.
310 Church St. at Walker
THE BEAGLE
Crisp Halibut poached in olive oil and creamy potato salad--fried sweetbreads with briased fennel on a smear of pureed raisins. Burrata with braised celery. All the food gets paired with the main event--cocktails.
162 Avenue A at 10th Street
212-228-6900
YUBA
Diced maitake mushrooms and taro. japanese cuisine, but steep prices. Good suschi. Layered yuba pouch.Peking-style duck and steamed buns.
105 East 9th (Fourth Ave)
212-777-8188
ANDIS WINES
Here's some news on a popular wine, Bill Dillian's 2010 Semillon is composed of 100% Semillion. It was harvested 10/07/10 and was released March 2011.
Whole clusters of grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless stell at 58 degrees. The fermentation lasts 20 days.
At first blush, the wine offers floral and pear aromatics, but it reels in a crisp acidity and smooth structure.
Drink with shrimp, scallops, fish, sushi, and Tahi Food. Additional ideas include Manchego and Brie cheese, salads and light pastas.
Vill Dillian's
White Wines
Winter whites are coming your way. They round off appetizers, cheese and dessert options as well as poultry, pasta, fish and vegetarian options. Easy on the pocketbook, most selections are under $20.
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Gewurztraminer 2010 srp $19.99
Lucien Albrecht Reserve Riesling 2010 srp $19.99
Morro Bay Chardonnay 2010 srp $10.99
Les Petits Grains Muscat St. Jean de Minervois srp $13.99
Les Clos de Paulilles Banyuls Rimage 2008 srp $19.99
Chateau de Cosse 2008 srp $24.99

Pasternak Distributors
Back FortynWest
Casual fare featuring local items, cassoulets and a fireplace upstairs.
70 Prince Street
Claw
Beach dreams abound with the lobster galore.
269 w. 23
Fatty Cue
Rabbit, ham, heritage pork, squash and such wild fare. Chef Dan Ross-Leutwler does the trick.
50 Carmine near Bedford
Perla
For the clavier Italian cuisine by Michael Toscano, head this way.
24 Minetta Lane
Step Hose Mdtown
Beef eaters rejoice for another branch of the venerable steak house. Steak potatoes, great drinks and multi-layered chocolate cake adorns the rest.
15w. 44th
The Linc
Casual fare at Jonathan Lemon's place.
650 W. 42 street
Red Hook Winery
If you are fan of New York wines, head to the Red Hook WInery for tastings of Finger Lake and Long Island wines. The two men responsible for tastings are Robert Foley and Abe Schoener. Because the bottles can run around $30 per bottle-- like the 2010 Vipolze SK Reserve--tasting before purchasing is recommended.
Pier 41 Van Dyk
ORO PURO PROSECCO
If you ever had any questions about Prosecco…. Valdo president Pierluigi Bolla would be the man with the answers. Over the past decade he spearheaded and helped build the brand and upgrade public appreciation of sparkling wine from Italy.
A glass of bubbly usually appears at every reception. People hold their long, delicate stemware and sip on the elegant sparkling wine. Question is – what is everyone drinking? These days, the festive drink- of-choice is typically the Italian Prosecco. Once while in Venice, I asked for a waiter for a glass of water. He smiled and said, “I will bring you a glass of Venetian water” and promptly returned with a tall, thin glass of Prosecco. Yes, the Italians love their sparkling wine, but so do Americans.
One important aspect of Prosecco is its versatility. According to Bolla and his astute winemaker Gino Cini, Prosecco is no longer relegated to opera and theater intermissions because it pairs wonderfully with appetizers, entrees and desserts. A good overall choice is Oro Puro “Pure Gold”-- to quote Pasternak Distributors “Oro Puro, DOCG or translated "Pure Gold" is the pure expression of the unique DOCG terroir in Valdobiaddene.”
OENOSOPHIST
There is a white wine on the horizon that is capable of upending your choices for summer wines and it is the Oenosophist White that is composed of Wauvignon Blanc 55%, Ugni Blanc 30%, Semillon 15% and 100% delicious. Aged in French and AMerican oak barrels for 3.5 months and in the bottle for 6 months, it features a distinctively clean palate balanced on a full body and earthy fragrances. Completely drinkable alone or with food, this engaging wine could be your next "favorite" white.
Greek Wine
DARK CHOCOLATE
A neat new idea pairing dark chocolate and cheese as an appetizier: ChocoMaker’s Dark Chocolate Wedge makes your cheese board a little sweeter. It’s deliciously versatile and can be paired with cheese, fresh fruit, nuts, and both sweet and savory crackers. Refrigerate and serve. ChocoMaker’s Dark Chocolate Wedge makes entertaining effortless.
ChocoMaker, Inc.
DODONI GREEK CHEESE
If you have never eaten Greek Feta cheese, then you haven't eaten Feta cheese. A new push is behind the distribution of Dodoni, the world’s leading producer of Greek PDO Feta Cheese, made from sheep and goat milk of the Epirus region of Greece. Dodoni is also recognized for its Goat Cheese, Kefalograviera, Kefalotyri, and Dry Myzithra. Before you buy another blanc "domestic" feta, spark up your taste buds with the real thing--Dodoni.
Arthur Schuman, Inc.
SAUVIGNON BLANCS FOR SUMMER
Summer brings with it a special thirst for refreshing wines that travel to picnics or grace casual dinner parties. A few options to consider include a real find for $12.99--La Petite Perriere Sauvignon Blanc 2013. Breezy and flavorful, it couples easily with appetizers, salads and light meals. Not as fruity as other Sauvignon Blancs on the lines of the bright, flowery Dashwood 2013 ($14.99) or Los Vascos 2013 ($13.99), also very good options pasta dishes and cheese plates. For a fuller, deeper flavoer, Domaine de la Perriere Sancerre 2013 ($24.99) will not disappoint.
Pasternak Wine

WINE--606 CAB HITS
Those who are fans of the deep, large bouquet inherent in cabernet sauvignons will be please to learn that Lot 606 2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvingon just got one of those big "nods" as the "Big Cab." The wine is known for its open knit, complex, lively and energetic flavors. And the best news, it costs $29.00. A consideration for the upcoming holidays.
Napa Valley
10/26

MEDIA matters
KAHIL GIBRAN'S THE PROPHET
Salma Hayek will appear at the Film Society for an informal chat in the Amphitheater about her latest project, the animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, on which she served as a producer and lent her voice. Based on the book of the title (which has sold over 100 million copies in 40 languages since its publication in 1923), the film, opening August 7, intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry with stunning animated sequences by Tomm Moore (Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), and a host of other award-winning animators from around the world. Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is set in a Mediterranean seaside village where Kamila (Hayek) cleans house for the exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. The trio embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home—but first they must evade the authorities who fear that Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.
Elinor Bunin Monroe Theater
8/5
BALLET 422
Jody Lee Lipes' new documentary BALLET 422 offers audiences a rare peek into the highly guarded world of professional ballet as it follows the creation of a single production from first rehearsal through world premiere.
When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create the only new ballet of the company's 2013 winter season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB's 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an intimate, unembellished cinéma vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.
DVD
8/31
TAP WORLD
The film shows how this dance form, inspired by slave ancestors, and born of African Americans during the jazz era, has inspired and unified cultures all over the world and become a universal language of its own. It features dancers from all corners of the globe taping and talking about the importance of this unique art form to themselves personally and to their communities.
TAP WORLD is an award-winning feature-length documentary starring the most cutting-edge tap dancers from across the globe. This documentary follows leaders of the art form who are shaping the community around them, their personal stories of inspiration, struggle, and triumph. For the first time, tap dancers of all ages were encouraged to share their individual journey through tap dance to be included in the film. Over 115 submissions were received from more than a dozen countries. The most compelling were chosen and weaved into the film alongside some of the Masters of Tap. The enthusiasm and support for this project clearly exemplifies the global growth appreciation and passion for Tap Dance.
Directed by Dean Hargrove.
DVD
9/1
THE BLACK PANTERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
The first feature-length documentary to explore the history and lasting cultural impact of the Black Panther Party. The rise and fall of the Black Panther Party during the 1960s and beyond is a uniquely American story of a growing pride in black culture, and more militant demands for justice and racial equality, with a cast of larger-than-life personalities including: Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, and Fred Hampton. Director Stanley Nelson masterfully assembles rare archival footage that contextualizes the history of the Panthers—begun in response to racism and police brutality. Surviving members of the organization are interviewed alongside retired police officers, FBI informants, journalists, and others—all of whom reflect back in great detail on the events that defined the Panthers’ turbulent late ‘60s era.
Film Forum
9/2
KUSO
The feature directorial debut from steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as acclaimed musician Flying Lotus at the House of Vans in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Ellison will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Viewers travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived, experiencing a hallucination that feels like David Cronenberg meeting Ren & Stimpy.Free.
Rooftop Films
7/11
RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
A powerful movie about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music, it features some of the greatest music stars of our time. The film stars Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jesse Ed Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Castillo, Taboo, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, Steven Tyler, Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop, Tony Bennett, George Clinton, Slash, Taylor Hawkins, Robert Trujillo, and many more.
Won the Sundance Film festival’s World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling.
Film Forum
7/26 - 8/8
Rack up RECORDINGS
MARCUS STRICTLAND TRIO IDIOSYNCRASIES
Intelligent, hard moving jazz ensemble mixes saxophonist Strickland's compositions with the likes of Bjork and Stevie Wonder. Includes Ben Williams, bassist and E.J. Strickland, drummer.
Strick Muzik
PROJECT A
Joel Frahm saxophonist and Bruce Katz Hammond B3 player jazzes up soulful sounds on this catchy release paying tribute to Aretha Franklin. Not surprisingly, Anat Cohen and Oded Lev-Ari serve as Executive Producers.
Anzic Records
SOPHISTICATED LADIES
As summer approaches, you might have forgotten about some great releases. Perfect for mindful relaxation, and one of the best is bassist, Charlie Haden's "Sophisticated Ladies." Top vocalists join this award winning musician including Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Ruth Cameron, Renee Fleming and Diana Krall. Yup--from pop to opera and jazz. The combo features Haden (bass) Alan Broadbent (piano/orchestra string arrangements), Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone), and Rodney Green (drums). Take a listen.
CHARLIE HADEN'S QUARTET WEST
DECCA
LES MISERABLES LIVE!
This live 2010 recording of the 25th anniversary of Cameron Mackintosh's production will e part of the Broadway revival.
First Night Records
SPECIAL EVENTS on tap
PLEASE SUPPORT THE EYE ON DANCE LEGACY ARCHIVE
It happened one night, thirty years ago, EYE ON DANCE began broadcasting smart and spicy conversations about all forms of dance to thousands of households week in and week out. In the process, EYE ON DANCE created a bold, living diary of one of the least documented and most invigorating American art forms.

Today the award-winning archive boasts a wealth of irreplaceable content including thousands of original videotaped conversations and performances, reams of hand written research, photographs, publications and associated items. Compounding the solidly researched archive's educational appeal, a substantial portion (40%) of the EYE ON DANCE archive, documents artists of color, artists with AIDS and under-recognized players not chronicled elsewhere. This breathtaking account of our dance heritage will slip away if we do not raise the funds required for the archive's urgent-care and restoration.

Our plan is to complete the processing of all the archival elements and open access to educators, students and the public.
Long regarded as "one of the liveliest and most intelligent programs on the arts" (The New York Times), we invite you to please make a tax-deductible donation of any size to continue the important work of the EYE ON DANCE Archive Legacy Project Warm regards,

Celia Ipiotis
Director

Direct tax-deductible donations to: EYE ON DANCE
70 East 10th Street Suite 19D New York, NY 10003




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