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‘The Face’ Winner Announced, Devyn Abdullah Becomes Spokeswoman For Ulta Beauty

Devyn Abdullah is the first winner of “The Face,” Naomi Campbell’s modeling reality show. The 21-year-old New York City native beat out a bevy of beauties for the title while competing on supermodel Karolina Kurková’s team. Devyn’s win has also earned her the opportunity to front Ulta Beauty’s 2013 fall and holiday campaigns. We’re just …

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MTV’s Video Music Awards move to New York means major profits for downtown Brooklyn businesses

It’s music to their ears – and cash registers. Downtown Brooklyn business owners are already licking their chops and cooking up ways to cash in on MTV’s biggest night. Local restaurants, clothing shops and hotels are already coming up with promotional ideas to rake in even more customers when the MTV Video Music Awards come …

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Grammy Winner Tony Bennett and Activist Rev. Al Sharpton Come Together with a Broad Coalition, Victims & Advocates in Rally Against Gun Violence

Tony Bennett, 17 time Grammy Award Winner,  and Activist Al Sharpton joined New York Voices Against Gun Violence and a broad, newly-formed coalition of advocates, victims, youth organizations, healthcare workers, unions, elected officials, faith leaders and artists in a rally last Thursday, March 21, to promote the NY SAFE Act as a model for legislation at the federal …

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Rebirth, Revisit at Rio II Gallery

New Jersey native Celia Nobleman will have her African-inspired paintings on display at the Rio II Gallery, with an opening reception on April 7th. The Rio Galleries offer space year-long to support and nurture cultural, civic, and educational programs, showing the work of emerging and established artists – poets, writers, musicians, dancers, and photographers. Located on the penthouse level of …

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An adaptation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Philip Appleman’s poetry and prose have appeared in dozens of publications, including the Nation, the New York Times, New Republic, Paris Review, Poetry, and the Yale Review. He is married to the playwright Marjorie Appleman (Margie). You may read more about Mr. Appleman on the Poetry Foundation’s website. SONNET 18 (for Margie) Who, me? Compare you to a summer’s day? Heck, no, …

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Leslie Uggams to Bring UPTOWN DOWNTOWN to the Apollo, 3/18

Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams will present a special performance of her acclaimed one-woman musical autobiography Uptown Downtown at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem on Monday, March 18 at 8 p.m. The legendary actress and singer returns to the historic theater where her career began, opening for the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington – at …

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