03Feb

Introducing Your Kids to Superheroes in Contemporary Art

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I feel blessed to live right near NYC.  Not only can I enjoy what NYC has to offer but every now and then something unique ends up right outside my door.  This one happens to be in Riverdale, New York and appeals to the culture vulture part of me. Elisa Contemporary Art presents My Hero, a new art exhibit focusing on Superheroes in today’s contemporary art. The exhibit runs though March 31st, 2012 and the gallery will be offering workshops to introduce the work to children later this month and in March. From the days of Greek and Roman Gods and Read More

02Feb

The Mom Juggle by Charlene

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This is the eighth 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 Charlene from CharleneChronicles.com .  After writing laws for 15 years, Charlene now blogs about whatever she wants; specifically, fabulous things like technology, travel, social media, fashion and fitness at CharleneChronicles.com. She runs a local Mom group called Metrowest Mamas and spends time on Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Charlene occasionally steps away from the computer so she can experience the Read More

31Jan

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

29Jan

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

29Jan

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

26Jan

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

26Jan

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

25Jan

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

24Jan

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

23Jan

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