7 items from 2012
New York — New York's entertainment industry moved closer to full throttle Monday, as a new week and largely restored downtown power meant something of a return to normalcy for the city's upended cultural landscape.
While Broadway theaters and midtown TV studios were back in business within about two days of Superstorm Sandy, much of downtown New York – its off-Broadway theaters, independent movie theaters, Lower East Side concert halls and Chelsea galleries – only got power back late Saturday.
For the first time, the Office of Film Theatre and Broadcasting began issuing permits on a case-by-case basis for film shoots in exterior locations, meaning the city streets would again be providing background for the two dozen TV series shooting in New York and the dozen-plus movies in production. Permits for location shooting in the city's Zone A – including Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn – were still not being issued.
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For some in the entertainment industry looking to recover losses due to the devastating hurricane that hit the Northeast earlier this week, a broken construction crane dangling a thousand feet in the air is emblematic. The broken crane loomed for days above West 57th Street in Manhattan within proximity of Carnegie Hall. As a result of the imminent danger, the famous concert venue had to cancel performances all five days this week. Some have estimated that Hurricane Sandy could amount to tens of millions of dollars in damages for the entertainment industry, but is it possible to get a firm
- Eriq Gardner
On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 6:00 Pm, Colony Music -- located on Broadway and 49th Street in New York City -- closed its doors for the last time. This venerable music store had been open for over 60 years, selling CDs, sheet music, and music-related memorabilia, including entertainment-related autographs. Its closing marks the end of an era (or maybe more than one) in New York City: after the closing of Patelson's Music House (which specialized in sheet music and scores for classical music) in 2009 after an 89-year run, Colony was nearly the last store devoted primarily to sheet music and music scores -- mostly for Broadway, jazz, pop, and rock, but also some classical music -- and by far the most visible.
Now all that's left is the smaller, much newer, and vastly less famous Dowling Music, hidden on the second floor inside Steinway Hall at 109 West 57th St. (Frank Music, on »
- Ian Alterman
CBS News is producing a sports-themed version of 60 Minutes for Showtime that will debut this November. 60 Minutes of Sports will feature the newsmagazine's correspondents including Steve Kroft and Lara Logan as well as contributions from CBS News and CBS Sports correspondents such as chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian (who joined CBS as a sports reporter) and Jim Brown, host of Showtime's Inside the NFL. The new show will be produced out of the 60 Minutes studios on Manhattan’s West 57th Street. It will be without commercials, and as such is likely to have at least one in-studio interview. But
- Marisa Guthrie
Want to know the details about Miranda Kerr's labor to newborn son Flynn? Probably not, but the model wants to share:
"I had made a decision that I wanted to do it [naturally]. I had been watching all these baby-bonding videos, and [without epidural] when the baby comes out it goes straight onto the breast" she explains. "Then they showed ones right after the epidural, and that didn't happen. The baby was a little bit drugged up, and I was like 'Well, I don't want that.' I wanted to give him the best possible start in life I could."
Remember when you wanted to be your favorite Spice Girl in the 90s and maybe also last week? (I was always Posh Spice.) Well, now you can finally fulfill those childhood dreams. In honor of Viva Forever!, the Spice Girls-themed musical, the girls will be auctioning off some of their iconic »
- Dana Burke
SAG-aftra invites its members to the first ever New York Local special membership meeting on Monday, May 14. Union members will hear reports from SAG-aftra's elected leaders and staff, and will also be able to ask questions about the new union.The meeting will be held Monday, May 14, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America Theater, 110 West 57th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), New York City. Doors open at 5 p.m.Speakers will include New York co-presidents Holter Graham and Mike Hodge, co-executive directors Stephen Burrow and Jae Je Simmons, assistant national executive director for organizing Phil Denniston, and Steven Sobotta of the Actors Federal Credit Union. Reports from the SAG-aftra leadership will be followed by time for questions and answers. Actors who are unable to attend the meeting can email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.This special membership meeting is only open to paid-up SAG-aftra »
- email@example.com (Daniel Lehman)
"I didn't ever intend to be a journalist," Meredith Vieira told a New York City audience during a sit-down interview for 92Y's Ruth Stanton Illustrious Women Series on January 25. The Emmy-award-winning journalist was relaxed on stage, answering questions from her old "Today" pal Dr. Gail Saltz, as well as the audience.
"I did have sex with George Clooney," Vieira joked, saying she knew this would be the audience's top question of the evening. "I only did it twice because I wanted to give him a second chance." This humor is part of what makes Vieira so well-liked by many -- something "Today" fans grew accustomed to in her banter with Matt Lauer.
In her humor, Vieira also revealed some of her insecurities. For someone who has accomplished so much in her life -- a 25-year marriage, three children and a career working for some of the biggest names in news and media, »
- The Huffington Post
7 items from 2012
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