Tag Archives: Manhattan

Indo-American Arts Council at 15 with Who’s Who of S. Asian Celebs

New York, N.Y.  No one in Manhattan can throw a gala like Aroon Shivdasani, and the fifteenth anniversary fete of her Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) was everything I had hoped for and more.  More than 250 of New York’s crème de la crème packed the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Performing Arts to raise a [...]

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SAMAA Dedicated to Keeping Indian Classical Music Alive

New York, N.Y.  Preserving the classics is a noble endeavor.  Jazz, for example, is an original American music art form that once dominated the airwaves, dance halls, and nightclubs of an earlier generation.  Today, this once popular music is relegated to small ensembles at intimate gatherings.  I admire and applaud the tireless efforts of people, [...]

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J. Luce Foundation Welcomes New Executive Staff

New York, N.Y.  Please join me in welcoming two new members of the J. Luce Foundation executive staff: Jeremy Hu and Nigel Roberts. Jeremy serves as our foundation’s executive director, and Nigel is our communications director. They join John Lee, our vice president, on our Executive Committee. Nigel Roberts and Jeremy Hu join the J. [...]

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Next Generation of Global Indian Cinema

New York, N.Y. I recently attended Ticket2Bollywood (T2B) sponsored by Molecule Communications.  I had the opportunity to interview its director Ajay Shrivastav and his sister and business partner Kiren. Brother and sister Ajay and Kiren Shrivastav are opposites.  He is the creative one and Kiren more the businesswoman operating Molecule Communications in Mumbai and Ajay is opening [...]

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Roosevelt Island Prepares for Third Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

New York, N.Y.  Warm weather is upon us at last, and with it comes the Third Annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival. Located under the 59th Street Bridge, across from the United Nations, Roosevelt Island has 600 incredible cherry trees. With the opening of FDR Four Freedom Park, a $50 million improvement to the island [...]

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ELEQT Presents Itself to Manhattan Society During NYC Fashion Week

New York, N.Y.  Opening day of NYFW, exclusive online community ELEQT held their Manhattan Launch at the Maserati of Manhattan. Images from the ELEQT’s Manhattan Launch.                     How Do You Spell Luxury?  ELEQT ELEQT took their members only, online social engagement network offline during New York [...]

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Childlike Art Exhibition Opens on Upper East Side to Benefit Orphans

New York, N.Y. Curated by Jeremy Hu of Asymmetrik Gallery, Childlike is a mixed presentation of paintings, photographs and sculpture of children around the world featuring the works of Christophe von Hohenberg, Karim Hamid, Brenda Zlamany, Ken Shung, Eva Mueller, Pauline Galiana, and Dickon Eames.  This admission-free event is to benefit Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org).  [...]

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Childlike Art Exhibition Opens to Benefit Orphans International

New York, N.Y.  The exhibition Childlike, curated by Jeremy Hu of Asymmetrik Gallery (link), opens today with its wine and cheese Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, 6-9pm at the Stonehenge-Luce Annex at 1159 Second Avenue at the corner of 61st Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  The exhibition is a benefit for [...]

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