Category Archives: ENTERTAINMENT

EASTER PARADE ncy 2015 • DOGS steal the show

The NYC EASTER PARADE is always a fun event for New Yorkers and tourists……

but CANINES always “steal the show”.

The BUNNY EARS pups are my favorite

EASTER PARADE Fifth Ave • nyc 2015

JESUS was sighted on the Avenue…………

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The EASTER PARADE.………. [Manhattan, of course]…………New Yorkers were strolling down Fifth Avenue in their bonnets are finery   Everyone was having a good time.

CLICK ON.……your favorite bonnet

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The famous “ROLLER-RINA” was there……but this time NOT on her roller skates.

There was the usual………. outlandish….outrageous……..clever…….creative…….beautiful…..with some elegant mixed in.

BUT….the HATS were the stars!

The CURIOUS INCIDENT of the DOG in the Night-time

Direct from being a hit in LONDON……….it is now a sold-out hit in Manhattan.

We were lucky to nab the last three seats available for the matinee today.

 

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TAYLOR TRENSCH had the lead role today’s performance…………and he was fantastic.

 

 

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In a 4 minute performance at the end of the show…………he explains how he came up with the answer on an exam.  So very very clever……a neat ending to the show……….

THIS VIDEO WAS HIS CURTAIN CALL

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The stage set was the most creative I have ever seen on Broadway.

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The bar is located in the basement……….

 

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When the show opens…the stage is NOT impressive……but as the show progresses….so do the mechanics of the set.  It is DAZZLING!.

 

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During intermission…no need to traps to the bar in the cellar……..Harold brings the wine to your seat…….  [or water].

 

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Certain seats were marked as PROME.  In you translated tour name into NUMBERS………you could win a button!  DUH!

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Andrew and the Donald decided they needed a close-up view of the stage……

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Outside the stage-door waiting for the actors to appear.

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The BARRYMORE THEATRE is a charmer.

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The production was more than DAZZLING.  It was great!

 

 

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Do I recommend that you see it…….a resounding YES!.

 

OSCAR NIGHT 2015 • 87th Academy Awards

SO………who will win an OSCAR tonight?

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I VOTE FOR:

  The Imitation Game…..Best Picture

Benedict Cumberbatch.………Best Actor

Mark Ruffalo……….Foxcatcher

Marion Cotillard………Best Actress

Keira Knightly…….Best Supporting Actress

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ILONA draws an “EYE” at the Roger Smith Hotel

Last night……….ILONA ROYCE-SMITHKIN appeared in a “Soiree” at the Roger Smith Hotel here in New York.  Ilona gave a demo on how an artist “draws an eye” that peers into the soul of the person who is sitting for their portrait.

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There were three other people on the program.  JONATHAN………a contortionist with the circus …..he has appeared around the world in different venues.

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The other were a writer and a story teller.  It was a small audience but we were extremely entertained.

The POPE doesn’t want you “breeding like rabbits”

POPE FRANCIS said…….”Catholics don’t need to breed like rabbits”…….but he rejects birth controls!

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  “OH DEAR…………I think his quote will go down in history!”

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 Czarina Rabbitski [of Russia] was not amused.

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 She currently resides in my art studio. And, yes, that is a Faberge Egg in her hand.

[This diorama was made for TIFFANY’S  window].

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OOPS!  What I meant was…………..

 

Table Decor for my NEW YEAR’S EVE party

Of course I went to Berdorf Goodman to plan my table decor for

New Years Eve.

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Nixed the Caviar and the deer antler chairs.

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The gold pomegranates were a tad too much.

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Donald nixed the place setting.  All I was left with was the glassware and the silverware.  DUH!