Tag Archives: entertainment

MACY”S FOURTH of JULY FIREWORKS

The 4th of July 2013 Macy’s Fireworks was as spectacular as ever.  The view from my terrace was partially blocked be several new  apartment buildings……..but the show went on.. USHER , the superstar was the creative force behind  this year’s Spectacular. Again,  the Sousa brothers outdid themselves with the pyrotechnics.  BRAVO.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO.………and watch the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING light up!

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This is the view from my terrace.

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For the musical choreography USHER and his team used hit songs by Jimi Hendrix……..Kelly Clarkson……… Miranda Lambert………..Blake Shelton………Frank Sinatra………..and Usher himself.

 

 

 

GAY PRIDE PARADE NYC 2013 / Wedding Bells

GAY PRIDE PARADE in NYC 2013 was a march with added spring in it’s step.  DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] was overturned by the supreme Court.  The plaintiff in the case was Edith Windsor……….she has marched in gay parades for years…….but this year she was a Grand Marshall and got to ride in the back of a red convertible.

 Now same sex married couples are entitled to federal benefits and same sex couples in California can be joined in marriage.

Wedding Bells……..cakes……….tuxedos and white chiffon by the yard.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO SEE ” SWISH….JUST MARRIED.”

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SWISH***Just married.  You can tweet and congratulate the newlyweds.

 

 

 

GAY PRIDE / The GLBT Rainbow Flag

The original  GAY PRIDE  flag was designed by the San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker.  The current version has six stripes and is used as a symbol of  GAY PRIDE  in marches.

CLICK ON MY VIDEO FOR 23 SECONDS OF GAY PRIDE

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RED: Life / ORANGE: Healing / YELLOW: Sunlight / GREEN: Nature / BLUE: Serenity and Harmony / VIOLET:  Spirit.

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Anthony Weiner energetically strode down Fifth Avenue………showing his support for GAY RIGHTS.

Music for Wilderness Lake in CENTRAL PARK

Music for Wilderness Lake ………was held on June 21, 2013 in Central Park Lake.  It was an oratorio called CREDO from apocalypsis {1977}.  “LORD GOD IS UNIVERSE”……..it is the music of the legendary Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer.

 

The music is a beautiful and powerful piece.  It was performed  the group Music of the Americas with Steve Fox…….George Steel……TILT BRASS and over 150 musicians………many of whom sang from their boats.

WIT and WISDOM / 88 Pianos Sing for Hope

The 88 pianos ………SING for Hope……..were scattered throughout all  New York neighboorhoods.  88 artists were involved…….each painting their own version of art.  All were creative.  I enjoyed those with poems…..whimsy……famous quotes .

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MOLLY MORGAN WEISS…..and her poem dedicated to her father….”THE ROOM”.

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SCOTT ADAMS painted for days to get his own philosophy down…….on the piano.

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EMILY LYNCH FRIES………and her fabric design from the “House of Worth”.

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STEFAN SIERHEJ.…..and his talented with a blue pencil.  Soooooo clever.

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Arielle Trenk is the artist.

 

 

CHILD PRODIGY plays one of the “88 Pianos”

Os Sunday at Lincoln Center………this sweet little girl played her heart out on of the 88 PIANOS ” Sing for Hope“. It was a joy to watch her performance.

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Marc Evan is the artist who painted this “fantasy” piano.

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A mother filled with pride by her daughter’s performance.

BROADWAY JOE entertained at 88 PIANOS

His talent is mind boggling. His repertoire was fantastic………

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He had everyone singing along with him.  Me too.

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BABY…………..BABY……….BABY……….we were all yelling Baby.

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Swing it mama!  And she did.  So cute.

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I sang while I photographed.

 

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Mama [in red] was swinging it too.

 

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We were all shouting……”play it again Sam”.