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“Forgiveness is the Greatest Gift you can Give Yourself”
Here in this photo, we see Dr. Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs (she even recorded an album in 1957 called “Miss Calypso” and appeared in the film “Calypso Heat Wave” that same year. This photo was taken by G. Marshall Wilson, who was a staff photographer at Ebony for 33 years. Photo: Art.com
Theatrical Release of Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert, ’12-12-12′ for Victims.
Last night in Hollywood, on the Sunset Strip at The Writer’s Guild Theater, I had the good fortune of screening Harvey Weinteins’ heartfelt effort for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The documentary titled 12-12-12. The film was a true labor of love organized by dozens of Mr. Weinstein’ s Dear, Dear Friends & some of his fellow New Yorkers as well. The documentary featured Legends like Paul McCartney, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel & Bruce Springsteen. But some contemporaries like Alicia Key, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi with dozens more including some of the World top Supermodels (Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Ajak Deng) humbly contributed! This Film gets a ‘thumbs’ up from me & after it’s Opening this Friday, November 1, 2013, you’ll see what I mean. As a native New Yorker myself, viewing some of the incredible footage of the destruction this horrific storm caused, left me stunned. Harvey Feinstein said to the audience last night, that, he was absolutely serious about getting every bit of the proceeds from this film to the Victims of this horrific disaster. We wish him well. – – Please CLICK to Read More
“This thing’s won over $16,000 in costume contest prizes.”
In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handed created a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called “Humans of New York,” in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting more than a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. – – BOOK: With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket