Giveaway: Jazz for Young People Family Concert Series at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Over at MamaDrama, they're giving away a family four-pack giveaway for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s next Jazz for Young People: What is Improv? on February 11th at 1 and 3pm.  Drummer Matt Wilson and his Arts and Crafts ensemble will lead audiences through an interactive program on the most fundamental component of jazz, improvisation, as they explore how jazz musicians invent music in the moment.  They'll also be featuring a variety of family-friendly pre-concert activities at 12:15 and 2:15pm. The concert is taking place at the Rose Theater at Frederick … [Read more...]

Catching up with Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley from Pan Am

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to tour the set of Pan Am, which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC.  I covered my interview with Christina Ricci a few days ago, and I'll be sharing more about my visit in the upcoming weeks ahead.  While on the set, I also got to be a part of a group interview with Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley, two actors on the show.  While I was not able to take a photo or video, pictures were taken for me and I'll be posting them soon. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the show where they were both featured in the same … [Read more...]

Passport to Africa Twitter Party

Hartlyn Kids

My friends over at Hartlyn Kids invites you to a ‘Passport to Africa Twitter Party’ to help them raise funds for a NEW children’s book about a country in Africa!  The upcoming book will be the third in a series that travels the globe, one book at a time, through unique stories from people who live and create in the countries that are represented in their books! Hartlyn Kids believes that everyone should have the opportunity to tell their story in their own words.  Their books empower writers and illustrators abroad, while putting diverse and … [Read more...]

Looking for Christina Ricci on the L Train

Pan Am

A few weeks ago, I was invited to tour the set of Pan Am, which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. on ABC.  A fan of the show, I was not only very excited to walk through the replica of the Boeing 707 but also to visit Silvercup Studios in Brooklyn for the first time.  I'll be reporting more on my trip to the set in the next few weeks and posting photos from the experience, but first things first, I got to interview Christina Ricci, an actress I have been a fan of for a very long time.  I can't believe that it was 22 years ago that I first saw her in Mermaids … [Read more...]

How Do I Do it ALL? by Holly Pavlika

Holly Pavlika

This is the seventh entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Holly Pavika, a dear friend and an award-winning creative marketing industry veteran and was recently the Managing Director of Big Fuel, the nation's largest pure play social media agency. Taking her social media expertise and with particular knowledge of moms and women-focused marketing, she has recently moved over to lead MOMentum as President, of this marketing subsidiary of Big Fuel. MOMentum connects … [Read more...]

Weekend Getaway Suggestion: The Inn at Serenbe

Serenbe

  Nestled just thirty minutes from the Atlanta Airport lies a true gem of a place to stay, the Inn at Serenbe.  I grew up in Atlanta yet had never heard about it until my mother mentioned it to me recently.  Curious about the grounds, gourmet dining, hayrides, bonfires, chickens. the trails and the folk art that fills the property, we made our reservation and met there this past weekend.  One sister arrived from Brooklyn, the other from Philadelphia, I arrived from Westchester, NY and my mom came in from the middle of Atlanta.  We had not … [Read more...]

Attention NYC Writers and Performers: AUDITIONS

Listen to Your Mother

As you know, I am involved with bringing a wonderful show to NYC called LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER.  The show is by women, for women, about women, and I have proudly blogged about it here. Seeking New York City-area writers and/or performers to read their original essays on any aspect of motherhood in the NYC premiere of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER, to be held at the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium at the JCC in Manhattan on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. People of all ages, types, backgrounds, and experience levels are invited to audition.  No previous stage … [Read more...]

Review: “The Artist” – Where Silence is Truly Golden

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It came as no surprise to me whatsoever that I adored the new French film that has been sweeping up every award, The Artist.  Unlike the filmgoers in England, who recently demanded their money back after finding out that this is a silent film, I relished the opportunity to go back in time to an era that is responsible for the birth of the motion picture industry.  Who hasn't thought about what happened to some of the legendary actors who so skillfully played non-speaking characters in motion pictures when talking pictures were introduced?  Just a few … [Read more...]

Women and Success – The Heidi Klum Effect by Elissa Freeman

Elissa Freeman

This is the sixth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Elissa Freeman, the Vice President, Communications & Public Relations for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.  She lives in Toronto, Canada with her extremely tolerant husband and precocious 11 year old daughter.  She refuses to believe there is such a thing as work-life balance and prefers to liver her life one moment at a time - as long as her carpool doesn't fall apart.  You can chat with Elissa … [Read more...]

My Life Works, but my Feelings About It Don’t by Emily Paster

emily paster

This is the fifth entry in “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”  a series of guest posts about the working mom/stay-at-home dilemma.  It’s written by Emily Paster, editor and founder of WestoftheLoop.com.  Emily, a mother of two, teaches legal writing at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. She writes about parenting, cooking and the struggle to stay cool in the suburbs at her blog West of the Loop.   Emily is another blogger that I loved as soon as we met at BlogHer last summer, and she is someone I look up to. She tweeted recently that writing … [Read more...]