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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Released Worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, “How to Be Single” opens in the USA February 12, 2016 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner


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Once upon a time you meet the perfect person right after college and you ride off into the rosy sunset and live happily ever after.  Right?
WRONG!
And this kind of wrong never felt more right as the four women in "How to Be Single" figuratively jump off the big screen and bring you into their New York adventure.  We give this movie high marks for New York authenticity.  Only in New York would you hang out your window to get working Wifi.  Only in New York can you have so much fun that you go to bed with your sunglasses on.  And, the scenarios painted are completely authentic, unlike many productions today.  There were moments when we had to remind ourselves that we were not watching a documentary...but what is fictional are the many large spaces, but they made the movie more aesthetically pleasing. 
"How to Be Single" is absolute genuine hilarity throughout, and we can't remember the last time Ms. Impatient here sat still for two hours without looking at her watch at all (nevermind phone) and just purely enjoyed the incessant tickling of her funny bone.
Also, it's important to note that this is a comedy, and it really IS FUNNY.  (not all billed as such are.)
Murphy's Law dominates a large part of these situations that are highly relatable.  And, don't think this is a chick flick.  Men of discriminating taste will enjoy this just as much.  If you like Whitney or Amy you will like this movie.  It's a fresh take on the single situations that characters in Sex and the City and Bridget Jones first encountered.
What did we like best about this movie?
Rebel Wilson.
As an actress she has really come into her own and we believe this is the first time we've written on her work.  Rebel plays Robin, who gives new meaning to the adjective wild.  Rebel's Robin has a cause and it is spelled P-A-R-T-Y and it is a pleasure to watch.  We want to see more of Rebel Wilson in entertainment and she is absolutely qualified to host any of the big awards shows we see men comics host.  Also note that truly funny people are often quite intelligent: did you know she has a double degree in Law and Arts from the University of New South Wales?!. (Rebel you are invited to join Charles and Peachy at this relaunch when it happens!)
Rebel has excellent chemistry with Dakota Johnson's character, Alice, who is the main character of the film.   You know if we don't comment on chemistry or casting we might not have loved it, but in this case, all in this area of filmmaking was spot-on.
There are some serious sisterly moments.  But, don't worry, they are brief.
Oh how we loved the line about not wanting to give up your identity to a terrorist; well-delivered Leslie Mann!
All men in the film delivered solid performances and were good eye candy.
But, they were less entertaining than the women who were just bursting with comedic fireworks and truly spectacular.  We particularly LOVED the DRESS ZIPPER SCENES and if your initials are PG or RM at Julia Jordan, you are familiar with Peachy's zipper moments that will remain unpublished.  We need to get a hold of Alice's device to review that.
If you like Ethel and Lucy, imagine them today, on fire.
And, P.S. there is a different Lucy in this film.
The film's director, Christian Ditter, states, "I wanted to make a really modern and fresh take on the comedy genre as it deals with partying, having fun, dating-a snapshot of what it really means to be single today.  A lot of movies that deal with men and women and dating are about finding the right one, but this is not that; it's about embracing the most fun and free time of life while you're also finding your place in the world, finding friends, finding out what you want to do with your life."
This film examines questions we all have like how many sliders equal one hamburger and how many drinks between two people will equal...!  And did we hear a reference to a peach lady in the sky?!?!
We were pleased to hear a bit of Frankie Valli music; you know we LOVED JERSEY BOYS, also by Warner Brothers.
This movie even has shamrock dilliboppers and the St. Patrick's Day parade.
From a production standpoint, the music, the costumes and all background was appropriate and we are highly impressed that this movie was filmed entirely in and around New York City in about 45 locations in 47 days.
A final note: be careful with that (quick)sand, and check out Robin's (Rebel's) method of hailing a cab....as well as her method of vodka sterilization. 
 This weekend, you need to know you MUST see How to Be Single.  
How to Be Single by Warner Bros. Pictures is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.
Party on the big screen!




There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.

From New Line Cinema, “How to Be Single” stars Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”), Alison Brie (“Get Hard”), Damon Wayans, Jr. (“Let’s Be Cops”), and Leslie Mann (“This is 40,”), under the direction of Christian Ditter (“Love, Rosie,” “The Crocodiles”).

The film also stars Jason Mantzoukas (“Neighbors,” TV’s “The League”), Anders Holm (“Neighbors,” upcoming “The Intern”), Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and Jake Lacy (HBO’s “Girls”).

Ditter is directing the comedy from a screenplay by Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein (“The Vow,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”) and Dana Fox (“Couples Retreat,” “What Happens in Vegas”), screen story by Kohn & Silverstein, based on the book by Liz Tucillo (TV’s “Sex & the City,” He’s Just Not That Into You). John Rickard and Fox are producing the film. Marcus Viscidi and Michele Weiss are serving as executive producers, along with Nancy Juvonen and Drew Barrymore, under their Flower Films banner.

Ditters’ behind-the-scenes creative team is headed by his frequent collaborator, director of photography Christian Rein, as well as production designer Steve Saklad (“Juno,” “Up in the Air”), editor Tia Nolan (“Friends with Benefits”) and costume designer Leah Katznelson (“Enough Said,” “21 Jump Street”).

A New Line Cinema production, “How to Be Single” opens nationwide on February 12, 2016. It will be released worldwide by Warner Bros.

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Mover and Shaker Picture of the Week: Irwin Winkler, the original producer of the Rocky movies with Culinary King and Mover and Shaker, Sal Scognamillo at Patsy's!


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The Ultimate Valentine by Lothantique - Highly Recommended by Whom You Know! How To Have a Very French Valentine's Day: by Peachy Deegan! We Love: Miller et Bertaux: A Quiet Morning Eau de Parfum, Cote Bastide Orange Blossom Bubble Bath, Belle de Provence Hand Cream & Lothantique Le Jardin d’Elisa Pillow Mist

Valentine's Day is all about the heightening of one's senses; one's sense of smell is key to elevate on such an occasion.  A fresh scent of sophistication that has gained us compliments from strangers for years is "A Quiet Morning" which initially attracted our attention because of the name.  Not a lot is quiet in Manhattan, but when it is, we want it!  This evocative fragrance is understated yet powerful: it boasts c
urcuma, saffron, and basmati, surrounded with palm and orange tree flowers, on a calming base of Indian sandalwood and Tibetan cedar.  It is the best perfume you don't have yet, and it's from Lothantique's Miller et Bertaux of Paris.
It is supposed to be super chilly this weekend, so what could be better than a proper great soak?  We suggest listening to The 2016 Grammy album (repeat on Ed Sheeran) during your Cote Bastide citrus experience; indulge in a delightfully foamy bubble bath with the soft and subtle fragrance of Orange Blossom. Glass bottle.  The orange in your tub is the closest thing to Florida in Manhattan.
We try to be practical as well as indulgent.  Think of all of the people you shake hands with or that see your hands at all.  If you take good care of your hands you can defy your age by at least 15 years we think.  No one makes better hand cream than this one: t
his classic Belle De Provence hand cream is formulated with calendula extract, almond oil, aloe vera and vegetable glycerin. Just a little bit goes a long way in keeping you hands moisturized and soft to touch. Rich and non-greasy, apply as needed. It just may be the best hand cream ever!
The perfect end to a wonderful Valentine's Day is without a doubt a fragrant bed to fall asleep upon, and if you haven't become addicted to pillow mists yet, it's time to get started.  We absolutely adore this Brume d'oreiller Pillow Mist from Le Jardin D'Elisa of Lothantique.  It's a
 romantic fragrance for your linens.  A light spray is all you need. Notes of citron, jasmine and white musk make this pillow mist fresh and light.
Sweet dreams and Happy Valentine's Day from Lothantique and Peachy! xoxo



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FINAL ROUND OF PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS GRAMMY® WINNER AND CURRENT NOMINEE TAYLOR SWIFT SET TO OPEN THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® CURRENT GRAMMY NOMINEES ALABAMA SHAKES, JOEY ALEXANDER, AND MIGUEL ADDED TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT® Our Coverage Sponsored by Stribling and Associates

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The GRAMMYs® — Hosted By LL COOL J — Air Live On CBS, Feb. 15, 2016
The Recording Academy® adds its final round of performers to the stellar lineup of more than 30 artists, set to perform at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Seven-time nominee Taylor Swift will open the show with a song from her GRAMMY-nominated album, 1989. Four-time nominees Alabama Shakes, two-time nominee Joey Alexander, and two-time nominee Miguel are also set to take the stage on Music's Biggest Night®. Previously announced performers include Adele; Travis Barker; James Bay; Justin Bieber; Jackson Browne; Luke Bryan; Gary Clark Jr.;Andra Day; Diplo; Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles; Ellie Goulding; the Broadway cast of "Hamilton"; Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry of The Hollywood Vampires; Sam Hunt; Tori Kelly; Lady Gaga;Kendrick Lamar; John Legend; Little Big Town; Demi Lovato; Pitbull; Bonnie Raitt;Rihanna; Skrillex; Chris Stapleton; Robin Thicke; Meghan Trainor; Carrie Underwood; and The Weeknd.

Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host the GRAMMYs for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on theCBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Current four-time nominees Alabama Shakes are up for Album Of The Year and Best Alternative Music Album (Sound & Color); and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song ("Don't Wanna Fight").

Making his GRAMMY stage debut, Joey Alexander is nominated for two GRAMMYs: Best Improvised Jazz Solo ("Giant Steps") and Best Jazz Instrumental Album (My Favorite Things).

GRAMMY winner Miguel has two nominations this year: Best Urban Contemporary Album (Wildheart) and Best R&B Song ("Coffee") with Brook Davis.

Up for seven awards, including three in the General Field categories, seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift is one of this year's top nominees. She is currently nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (1989); Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance ("Blank Space"); and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video ("Bad Blood" featuring Kendrick Lamar). This will be Swift's second time opening the GRAMMY Awards. Previously, she opened the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2013 performing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

For the latest news and content, follow the GRAMMY conversation on social:

Twitter: @theGRAMMYs
Instagram: @thegrammys
Snapchat: thegrammys


About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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EAGLES DON HENLEY, BERNIE LEADON, TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT, AND JOE WALSH TO PAY TRIBUTE TO GLENN FREY WITH JACKSON BROWNE ON THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know

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Six-time GRAMMY® winner Glenn Frey will be honored at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® when the late musician's bandmates join close friend and collaborator Jackson Browne to perform a classic hit from the Eagles' legendary songbook. Eagles members including eight-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Don Henley, GRAMMY winner Bernie Leadon, three-time GRAMMY winner Timothy B. Schmit, and five-time GRAMMY winner Joe Walsh will be joined by Browne in a one-time-only special tribute to Frey.

"Glenn Frey's untimely passing was a huge loss for the entire creative community," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "For more than 45 years, the Eagles have played a significant role in shaping our musical landscape. We are honored to welcome the band, along with Jackson Browne, to the GRAMMY stage in tribute to Glenn's tremendous legacy."

Eagles founding member Glenn Frey is a six-time GRAMMY winner. His wins include Record Of The Year for "Hotel California" in 1978 and, most recently, Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "I Dreamed There Was No War" in 2009.

"Given the impact that the Eagles have had on music, it was only right that we have a moment for Glenn, the band's co-founder," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards. "We couldn't think of a more appropriate way to honor him than by bringing together his bandmates and long-time friend and collaborator, Jackson Browne, to play an Eagles classic that forever changed popular music. It'll be an emotional moment for many of us — one of reflection, respect, and celebration."
Henley is currently nominated, with co-writer, Stan Lynch, for Best American Roots Song for "The Cost Of Living" from his Cass County album.

Entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J will host the GRAMMYs for the fifth consecutive year. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on theCBS Television Network, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

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GRAMMY LIVE® TO BRING MUSIC FANS MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT® ON MONDAY, FEB. 15 GRAMMY Live® Will Offer Exclusive Backstage, Red Carpet And GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® Access New GRAMMYcam™ Places Fans In The Hands of GRAMMY Winners Dulce Candy And Quddus Host With Reporting From Tyler Oakley And Ted Stryker Our Coverage Sponsored by Ellen Christine Couture Millinery, Official Milliner of Whom You Know


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The Recording Academy® and CBS will launch GRAMMY Live®, bringing music fans around the globe unprecedented, multiplatform access to red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes action leading up to and throughout The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. GRAMMY Live will begin Monday, Feb. 15 at noon PT/3 p.m. ET at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com and on both the GRAMMY Live app for iOS and Android and CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and continue through the live telecast, which airs 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.

GRAMMY Live is a unique experience that complements at-home viewing for GRAMMY Awards viewers. Bringing fans exclusive content from Music's Biggest Night®, the comprehensive interactive platform includes:

The debut of GRAMMYcam™ — a camera placed in the base of the GRAMMY Award trophy which will offer fans the point of view from the star of the day: the GRAMMY Award itself. Winners receiving GRAMMYs® at both the GRAMMY Awards telecast and Premiere Ceremony® will be holding the GRAMMYcam, which will capture the winner's experience from their perspective.
Live red-carpet coverage hosted by Dulce Candy and Quddus with additional reporting by special correspondents Tyler Oakley from the carpet and Ted Stryker backstage.
Multiple camera angles and exclusive live streaming from the audience, producer's tunnel, and GRAMMY® winners backstage official portrait sessions with Danny Clinch.
The only place to view the Premiere Ceremony, where winners in more than 70 categories will be announced.
Backstage access from behind-the-scenes GRAMMY cameras.
Real-time social media trends, commentary and curated posts.
Wrap-up show immediately following the telecast, featuring a comprehensive recap of winners, performances and fashion highlights.

This year the GRAMMY Live digital experience has been completely rebuilt to deliver a state-of-the-art interactive desktop and mobile web page that combines live streams and on-demand content with real- time community engagement. Video content, polls, trivia, calls to action, social curation, group chat, and more will connect GRAMMY Live users to the 58th GRAMMY Awards like never before. "The GRAMMYs" – a companion mobile app available for iOS and Android – combines these features with additional mobile device exclusives such as a sharable content section with 58th GRAMMY emoji and the latest animated GIFs capturing highlights of Music’s Biggest Night.


"The GRAMMYs was the first awards show to offer fans live streaming companion content," said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy. "Now in our seventh year of producing GRAMMY Live, we continue to listen to what fans want, and offer exclusive access for the ultimate engagement experience."

"GRAMMY Live gives fans a backstage pass to Music's Biggest Night each year," said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Digital Media for CBS Interactive. "With multiple camera angles, backstage access and the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, it’s the perfect second-screen companion to the GRAMMY Awards telecast."

GRAMMY Live Technology Partners
AMV Digital Media has returned for the sixth consecutive year to live stream GRAMMY Live using multiple streams of the Tremolo Player.

GRAMMY Live will once again leverage Akamai's global distribution HD network for live streaming and video on demand to power extensive live and on-demand streaming.

All content forms will be presented to users in a new interactive engagement experience customized for GRAMMY Live by the Maestro platform. 

The Recording Academy has partnered with the most progressive online companies and has leveraged the best of both open-source and proprietary technologies to deliver a cohesive, exciting and more enriching user experience for GRAMMY.com and GRAMMY.org, including Acquia, Drupal, Lullabot, and Ooyala.

About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, "like" The GRAMMYs on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com andLast.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

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Cheat Tweet: Hit the 58th #GRAMMYs red carpet & be the 1st to see #GRAMMYcam on #GRAMMYLive ft @dulcecandy @iamQuddus @tyleroakley & @TedStryker

Photo: GRAMMY Award with GRAMMYCam in the base.

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“Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE on PBS Scored the #2 Rated Slot Against the Super Bowl For 5th Year in a Row Our Coverage Sponsored by Paul Mayer Attitudes

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For a fifth year in a row the Emmy®-, Golden Globe®-and SAG Award®-winning series, “Downton Abbey,” a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE co-production, was the #2 rated 9pm show to the Super Bowl with a 4.4 overnight rating (Nielsen Overnight Metered Markets). The overnight rating is up from last year’s 4.3 rating.

Sunday night’s episode averaged 6.6 million viewers based on PBS Research projections based on Overnight Metered Markets.

Even competing with the Super Bowl, this episode generated substantial social media activity. On Sunday, 5,700 people sent 11,600 Tweets about PBS’s “Downton Abbey,” yielding 1.2 million impressions. (Source: Nielsen). The series was also the #2 most social program during primetime (Source: Nielsen, 2/7/16, excluding sports events and sports related programming, ranked on unique authors/tweets).

Viewers can catch up on “Downton Abbey” by streaming it free on PBS station websites, PBS.org and PBS’ apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Xbox, Chromecast and FireTV, for a limited time after each national broadcast.

Amazon Prime members can now stream all five past seasons of “Downton Abbey.” Amazon Prime Instant Video is the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) home for “Downton Abbey.”

New episodes of “Downton Abbey, The Final Season” can be purchased the day after their broadcast premieres through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU and Google Play. Fans can also purchase Seasons 1-6 of “Downton Abbey” through sites and services including iTunes, Amazon.com and ShopPBS.org.

“Downton Abbey” is a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE Co-Production written and created by Julian Fellowes. The series is Executive Produced by Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge, and Nigel Marchant. Chris Croucher is the Producer. The Executive Producer for MASTERPIECE is Rebecca Eaton. The Senior Series Producer for MASTERPIECE is Susanne Simpson. 

About PBS
PBS, with 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches more than 103 million people through television and over 33 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

About MASTERPIECE
The top-rated primetime show on PBS, MASTERPIECE is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is Executive Producer. Funding for the series is provided by Viking River Cruises and Audible with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known for presenting iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Poldark, Sherlock and Downton Abbey.

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, ARTHUR, CURIOUS GEORGE and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH also is a major supplier of programming for public radio, and oversees Public Radio International (PRI). As a leader in educational multimedia for the classroom, WGBH supplies content to PBS LearningMedia, a national broadband service for teachers and students. WGBH also is a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to those with hearing or visual impairments. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors. More info at www.wgbh.org.

About CARNIVAL FILMS
Carnival Films is a division of NBC Universal International Studios and is the UK’s largest drama specialist. The company is responsible for the global TV sensation Downton Abbey, winner of three Golden Globes and 12 Primetime Emmy awards, including Best Mini-series. It is the most-nominated non-US show in the history of the Emmys with a total of 59 nominations and is now in over 250 territories worldwide. Among numerous national and international awards, including three Screen Actors Guild Awards and four National Television Awards, the show has even garnered a Guinness World Record for highest critical ratings for a TV show, and the BAFTA Special Award in recognition of its outstanding global success. Downton Abbey is executive produced by Carnival’s managing director Gareth Neame, who sold the production company to NBCUniversal in 2008.

Founded in 1978, Carnival Films has produced many hundreds of hours of popular drama both in the UK and US, including primetime series such as Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel, Dracula and The Philanthropist, as well as miniseries such as C4’s iconic Traffik, David Nicholl’s The 7:39, David Hare’s Worricker Trilogy as well as William Boyd’s BAFTA-winning Any Human Heart, and Peter Morgan’s BAFTA-winning The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.

The sixth and final season of Downton Abbey aired on ITV in the UK and returned to PBS in January 2016. Carnival’s latest series The Last Kingdom recently concluded on BBC TWO and BBC America. Stan Lee’s Lucky Man also airs on Sky One in 2016.

Carnival Films was recognized as best production company at the 2011 Bulldog Awards and 2012 Broadcast Awards.

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Salon Peachy: Joel Warren, Master Colorist & Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist Give Peachy Deegan A New Look for 2016 with Her Natural Color!

 

We were so pleased to meet Edward Tricomi in 2009 when we began Whom You Know and we published an interview on him.  Even more thrilling is having Edward personally cut your hair, and for the past year, our hair has never looked better, testament to the fine talents of Edward and his business partner, Master Colorist Joel Warren.  A new year calls for a new look, and there is a fun limit to how blond one can go; brunettes have even more fun.   We recently returned to Warren Tricomi at The Plaza for a new visit with Joel Warren, Master Colorist, and Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist. 

For color, we wanted to return to our natural hue for winter.  Peachy's goal was to have the same color that you see her having as a child (of course, with no red hair or red warmth is the ultimate goal always), but with a few strategically placed blond highlights which Joel is indeed the master of.  A combination of creativity and science originated by Joel Warren culminated in a bespoke color for Peachy's highlight to go against her base color: all L'Oreal Professional.  Inoa 5N (roots) and 5.3 (on the ends) were the single process; there is no number for the highlight.  It works by lightening your hair on your own tone.   The roots will naturally get warmer than your natural base color so they need to be addressed differently in color application.  The color was pulled through to achieve the proper natural color and Maddie did a great job assisting Joel.  Sadly, it is too cold out to share any good Joel Warren golf stories however he is practicing inside to ensure more hole in ones in the future!

Edward Tricomi not only has immeasurable talent in his vision and execution of your hairstyle but also is one of the most sincerely personable individuals to chat with.  And he has stories!  It had been three months since Peachy's last trim, and the current shape customized by Edward frames Peachy's face perfectly, with appropriate cascading layers emerging from Tricomi's signature dry cut.  If this is the first time you're reading us, you should know that hair is blown out first, and then cut by Edward.  Joseph Anthony did fantastic work in blowing out Peachy's hair.   Edward tells us his 2016 is going great so far; if you know him, you know he is incredibly musically inclined.  He just got a 1961 Les Paul guitar that he's been enjoying...watch out Grammy's!

We get so many compliments on our hair.
It is because Joel and Edward are geniuses and masters of their craft.
Look gorgeous!  Pay them a visit.
Edward Tricomi and Joel Warren continue to earn our Highest Recommendation, and our experience at Warren Tricomi can't be beat.





On Peachy Deegan:

Warren Tricomi was first featured in 2014: 

in January 2015:

in March 2015:

in May 2015:

in July 2015:
in September 2015:
http://www.whomyouknow.com/2015/11/salon-peachy-joel-warren-master.html

The Best Salon in Manhattan and beyond
&
Official Salon of Whom You Know




One West 58th Street at The Plaza Hotel Floor 2, New York


1117 Madison Avenue, New York


125 Fifth Avenue, Floor Two, New York


1 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut


64 Park Place, East Hampton, New York


609 Route 35, Shrewsbury, New Jersey


2201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida


Warren Tricomi, Tokyo, Japan


Edward Tricomi is a Mover and Shaker:

About the Warren Tricomi Salon Business from their website:
Master colorist Joel Warren and master stylist Edward Tricomi are authorities in the world of hair. Their unrivaled expertise sets trends and has defined beauty across the globe. Joel’s talent for customized hair color and Edward’s high precision dry cuts make the Warren-Tricomi Salons a one-stop beauty destination.

In 1990, the duo collaborated with business guru Roxana Pintilie, a third and equal partner and the driving force behind every facet of the business. Collectively they debuted the first Warren-Tricomi Salon in midtown Manhattan. In 2008, they opened the luxurious Plaza Hotel flagship location and today the thriving empire features eight U.S salons, each designed uniquely to fit its geographic location with a modern twist.

Beyond the salon business, Edward and Joel continue to cultivate their namesake product line, Warren-Tricomi Haircare, the first to be developed by both a colorist and a stylist. Together, the pair is a force to be reckoned with, constantly striving to reach new heights within the beauty industry.

Joel Warren is one of the world’s most recognized colorists, but he started out as an aspiring chef. Inspired by his girlfriend, a beautician, Joel decided to try his hand at beauty school. In his early twenties, he took a job at a Manhattan salon and was fascinated by the process of mixing formulas. He found that the rewarding feeling of creating beautiful hair color was similar to coming up with the perfect recipe.


Joel Warren, Master Colorist and Co-Founder at Warren-Tricomi Salons

As renowned colorist Louis Licari’s first male assistant, Joel learned from the best. He became widely known for his ability to perfectly customize every client’s color using advanced techniques. Modern in his methods, he is adamant about constantly expanding his horizons, keeping up with the latest hair trends and mastering the skills for creating them. What sets him apart is his masterful eye for contrast, shadow and depth.

Joel joined forces with master stylist Edward Tricomi and business guru Roxana Pintilie to open a salon in Midtown Manhattan in 1990. In 2008, they launched the luxurious Plaza Hotel flagship location and today the team leads a thriving business of eight salons in the U.S., each designed uniquely to fit its geographic location with a modern twist. Joel and Edward also own a product line, Warren-Tricomi Haircare, the first to be developed by both a colorist and a stylist.

Edward Tricomi, Master Stylist and Co-Founder at Warren-Tricomi Salons
Linda Fargo – “Edward is THE Rock Star of the hair biz. He plays his scissors with as much groove, intuition, precision, finesse and inspired excellence as the Hall of Famer that he is. He created my signature bob and I am his forever!”

Legendary Warren-Tricomi Salons co-founder Edward Tricomi is known for demanding excellence in everything he does. Be it hair, fashion, or music – when Tricomi is involved, perfection isn’t just expected: it’s inevitable.The roots (no pun intended) of his renowned career began after a suggestion from his sister that he try cutting hair to supplement his income as a musician. Growing up, Edward read Vogue religiously, devouring and absorbing the art within it. Moreover, as the grandson of a fashion designer, he was always surrounded and inspired by the world of fashion. Decades later, Edward is perhaps the most iconic and influential hair historian of our era.


Working his first New York City salon job in the 1970s (working with the likes of Bianca Jagger and Salvador Dali) inspired in him an ambition to create his own beauty empire. He began doing editorial hairstyling, landing his unique and innovative work on numerous prominent fashion magazine spreads and covers.


Edward achieved the position of Art Director at the Jaxavier Salon, widely considered to be the epicenter of style at the time. There, Edward was introduced to world famous stylist and Vogue editor Polly Mellen, whose profound influence helped propel his career to the next level. Through mutual respect and admiration for each other’s talent and work, Polly booked Edward to collaborate alongside iconic fashion photographers including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton. Edward also met Deborah Turbeville, with whom he began a 40 yearlong professional relationship, each one inspiring and impacting the other’s illustrious career. The transformational artistic integrity, avant-garde travel and art exposure that Edward’s editorial career afforded him continue to inspire him decades later.




Glowing reviews from fashion photographers and a sparkling reputation prompted fashion designers to take note of Tricomi, who soon began styling the looks for fashion shows for brands including Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Calvin Klein, Dior and many other top tier designers around the world. Edward’s innate understanding of hair and fashion coupled with his visionary ideas regarding their potential to intersect in order to enhance one another propelled him to the forefront of the industry.

Working at strong editorial-based salons helped Edward hone (and eventually perfect) his craft, leading to the development of his signature dry-hair precision technique and rapid-fire method of cutting, which is frequently compared to an artist sketching. It also serves as the inspiration for his loving nickname, “Edward Scissorhands.” This unusual style of cutting mimicks the hair’s natural state with ‘perfectly imperfect,’ abstract layers and allows him to see how the cut will look in the hair’s natural state. Edward is known and respected for this intellectualized approach to hair by elevating the process, he is also elevating the result and ability to understand how each haircut needs to be uniquely tailored and designed to suit the individual for whom it is for.

At the top of his game, Edward decided to leave the editorial world and focus on building his namesake salon business. In 1989, he joined forces with colorist Joel Warren to open the first Warren-Tricomi Salon on East 57th Street in New York City. In addition to fashion and music, Edward has a strong passion for architecture his keen artistic eye, understanding of structure, and dedicated passion have lead him to be integral in the design and layout of every single Warren-Tricomi Salon. The original location closed in 2009 when the salon moved to its current flagship local in the iconic and incomparable Plaza Hotel. Each Warren-Tricomi Salon is incredibly unique, with different d├ęcor to reflect the location and personality and essence of the city or neighborhood within which it resides. The brand has a rich history of designing and building some of the most unique salons in the world.

Warren-Tricomi prides itself on being more than just a hair and beauty salon. All stylists trained at Warren-Tricomi are required to study and become experts in not only styling, but also fashion history. It is fundamental to the Warren-Tricomi brand that this extensive knowledge and perspective is present in every single haircut given in their salons. Few other salons can also make this claim, in the same way that few other salons are perpetually and actively on the forefront of beauty and fashion in the way Warren-Tricomi has been for the last 25 years. This significance and influence is evident in many facets of Tricomi’s business, one of which is the fact that they do at least three fashion shows each season, all over the world.


Throughout his prolific career Edward has mentored many well-known stylists including Italo Gregorio, Patrick Melville and Ric Popino. He has worked with virtually every celebrity, including Barbara Streisand, Mick Jagger, Nicky and Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Edward is constantly garnering inspiration from the people he works with: models like Patti Hansen, makeup artists like Pat McGrath and photographers like Roxanne Lowit.



The legacy of Edward and the Warren-Tricomi Salons continue to be a driving force and influential cornerstone of both the beauty and fashion industries. Their cutting-edge techniques, coupled with their deep appreciation and understanding of history and those who have come before and inspired them, enables Edward’s business to be the embodiment of modern fashion and beauty; at once both trendsetting and classic. Yet despite his significant impact and illustrious, celebrated career one esteemed fashion photographer and devoted Warren-Tricomi customer calls Edward a “phenomenon and one of the most talented hair dressers in the world” passionate and devoted beauty pioneer and mogul Edward Tricomi will tell you he’s never worked a day in his life.

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Terrific Takeout: Marcony Winter 2016 Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Amorini Capri by Mover and Shaker Marco Pipolo
Peachy and Marco-Peachy is wearing Julia Jordan

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Have you had enough of winter?  It's supposed to not go above freezing for days we hear-so the best vacation you can take right now without leaving Manhattan is to go to the Capri of Lexington Avenue, otherwise known as MARCONY.  Marcony is by our friend Mover and Shaker Marco Pipolo:
We have quite bright readers, so you all know what he did was take his name and put NY (New York!) behind it.  Marco's from Capri and his mom sells real estate there, should anyone be looking.  Going to Marcony is like going to your own yacht that is landlocked.  But this yacht has better culinary endeavors than any floating yacht.
We love love love the chandelier.
All reviews require a green salad, and the Mediterranea at Marcony is spectacularly fresh and beautiful as well.  Baby field greens, cherry tomato, green and black olives, capers, roast pepper and marinated carrots are gorgeously dressed in a house dressing and balsamic reduction.  Marcony is one of the few places that we like having the salad dressing on the salad and the green olives in particular are perfect, and that's coming from someone that doesn't like olives.
Under Antipasti, we opted for the amazing Carciofi Giudea which is ideally crisp.  It's a warm and hearty yet healthy option and is a complete artistic triumph as the artichoke opens in front of you.  The crispy roasted baby artichokes have a party in the arugula salad and lemon dressing.
Some people say to themselves they are taking themselves away when they hop in the bathtub, but we say it when we eat something like this.  Our favorite item we tried was the Amorini Capri.  The black and white pasta is superb and superior to others of its ilk in its density, texture and taste.  The finely chopped squid and calamari ragu is absolute perfection, and the cherry tomatoes add nice color.  We would have used fewer breadcrumbs, but you know who does not like breadcrumbs on her food.   Overall, this dish is a winner!
Marcony was last featured in the fall of 2015:
It was also featured last spring:
a year ago:
Marcony first made Peachy's Picks in 2011:
It was also featured in our Manhattan Al Fresco column:
and it was featured in 2013:
Marcony has consistently been one of the strongest performers on Whom You Know in Manhattan restaurants.
Who does not like opening presents?!?!
The final entry from this nautical wonder restaurant is the Dentice al cartoccio.  The generous red snapper fillet is cleverly wrapped in parchment paper with cherry tomatoes, thyme, string beans and steamed gloriously in its own juices.  Those green beans are in the most elegant culinary pigpile imaginable inside and all of the flavors enhance each other here.  
Finally, for all our MLS Peachy enthusiasts, you should know that there's a lot of blue here including SKY BLUE.

Marcony continues to be Terrific Takeout!


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