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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#NewYorkNotes #CulturedPeachy #WestCoastPeachy @GRAMMYMuseum #WhomYouKnow GRAMMY MUSEUM® TO LAUNCH BRUCE W. TALAMON: SOUL, R&B, AND FUNK PHOTOGRAPHS 1972–1982: A LOVE LETTER TO THE MUSIC ON JUNE 23, 2018

NEW EXHIBIT FEATURES RARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF R&B ROYALTY, INCLUDING JAMES BROWN, GEORGE CLINTON, EARTH, WIND & FIRE, ARETHA FRANKLIN, MARVIN GAYE, AL GREEN, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, THE JACKSON 5, CHAKA KHAN, PATTI LABELLE, PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC, STEVIE WONDER, AND MORE

Select photographs of legendary artists photographed by Bruce W. Talamon at one of the most fertile times in R&B, will receive their first-ever exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum®. Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, and Funk Photographs 1972–1982 will open on June 23 and run through Aug. 1, 2018. The exhibit provides a revealing look into the untold and unknown moments that happened off the stage and outside the recording studio, showcasing a period in musical history as seen through the eyes of a young African-American photographer at the start of his career. Additionally, Talamon will discuss his distinguished career at the GRAMMY Museum’s popular An Evening With public program series, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Artistic Director Scott Goldman, on June 27.

"I’ve always thought of my photographs as documents that went beyond screaming into a microphone," Talamon said. "I recognize now that I used my Nikons and Leicas like movie cameras. During that period, my mind was trying desperately to catch up with my eyes. I wanted my pictures to move. I wanted people to see what it took, what the performer is forced to give. For me this was always more than just photography. I considered myself a visual caretaker of black folks’ history—our music."

The GRAMMY Museum exhibit marks the launch of a summer-long celebration honoring the works of Talamon. Taschen Publishing will release the book, Bruce W. Talamon, Soul, R&B, And Funk Photographs 1972–1982 in September.

"Bruce Talamon captured a vital part of music history, and his photographs give us new insight into the artists from this electrifying era,” said Nwaka Onwusa, GRAMMY Museum Curator. "The GRAMMY Museum celebrates not only music-makers, but also the musical contributions of artists of all mediums, and we are excited about this opportunity to share this unparalleled body of work by one of today’s most celebrated photographers. We are grateful to Taschen for their support in making this exhibit happen."

In 1972, Bruce Talamon shot his first R&B photograph of Isaac Hayes at the historic Wattstax Music Festival, a benefit-concert presented by Stax Records to celebrate the community of Watts after the 1965 Watts riot. For the next decade, he worked as a contributing photographer for SOUL newspaper and photographed R&B artists everywhere. From smoke-filled clubs to large arenas, Talamon captured rehearsals, sound checks, recording sessions, costume fittings, performances, and all the frenzy and beauty that came to define an unprecedented musical period. The exhibit features images from this exciting time in his career, as well as his personal cameras and equipment. Many of the photos were taken at landmark venues in Los Angeles such as The Forum, Hollywood Palladium, Troubadour, The Roxy, and the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Visitors can expect revealing looks into special moments, including Muhammad Ali and jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron backstage at The Roxy discussing Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment. Another image shows Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White and Al McKay listening to playback at AIR Studios on the island of Montserrat, and another shows Stevie Wonder with Berry Gordy after Wonder delivered the final tapes for his album, Songs In The Key Of Life.

ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy™ and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation®, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.
For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.


ABOUT BRUCE W. TALAMON
For 39 years, Bruce W. Talamon worked in the film industry, shooting pictures on movie sets as a stills photographer in Los Angeles. In the ’80s, he was a contract photographer for Time magazine. Prior to that, he photographed what he calls, "R&B Royalty.” It changed his life. In September 2018, Taschen Publishers will release Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, And Funk Photographs 1972–1982. This is the first photo book ever published on soul, R&B, and funk music. This book project is about soul music as seen through the lens of a young African-American photographer at the start of his career. Taking a photograph of a singer on stage is easy. The hard part is establishing trust and trying to come back with more than just someone screaming into a microphone. He was there when they exhaled. Starting in 1972, he was there for the rehearsals and sound checks, the recording sessions, and costume fittings and, of course, the wild photo sessions and memorable performances. Alone with the artist before taking the stage, or seconds after the last song, he had total access and was never asked to put his camera down. And for 10 glorious years, he had the best seat in the house. From the smoke filled clubs on Crenshaw Boulevard and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, to large arenas around the world, his cameras recorded the frenzy and beauty of the music. James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Jackson 5, Labelle, Aretha, Chaka Khan & Rufus, Sly Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder…he photographed all the usual suspects. The Taschen book will be released in two editions. An extra-large artist edition of 500 books in a clear plexiglass slipcase with a portfolio containing four signed photographs, and a trade edition without slipcase or portfolio. They both will be released simultaneously. Each edition will have 376 pages, 300 photographs, and a love letter to the music and the period by Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage, translated into French and German as well as English. Bruce Talamon’s photographs capture a visual period in black music that lasted way past the midnight hour and will never come again. This is what he saw. Follow Bruce Talamon on Instagram: @brucewtalamon

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Peachy Picks A.O.C. East by Jerome Leroy, Collin Yairis and Romain Bonnans #PeachysPicks #WhomYouKnow @ManhattanPeachy


Blue Point Oysters-Quintessential Summer!
Codfish Special!
The fabulous Escargots au Pastis a l'Ancienne!
It's not who you know, it's Whom You Know and we were pleased with A.O.C. East at the beginning of 2017:
so we returned last fall:
We are honored to announce it is the newest restaurant to join the ranks of Peachy's Picks, and it's the best new French restaurant we've seen in Manhattan.  A.O.C. East is owned by Jerome Leroy, whom we've worked with all three times, and Jerome has two partners, Collin Yairis and Romain Bonnans, whom we met the first time.
They have a smashing combination of both cuisine and wine that is sure to impress even the most discriminating, and the upbeat positive attitude by those we encounter is most welcome.
We began with the Fresh Crab Croquettes with tartar sauce made on the premises, above.  They are essentially summer in a bite, and are delicate, fragrant and light.  Also they earn high marks for consistency.
The Escargots au Pastis a l'Ancienne were even more fabulously succulent and garlicy (a positive for us!) than the first time we tried them and they were the first item from this review to magically disappear, and are among the best escargot we have had in Manhattan in 2018.  Bien Sur they give you the proper fork when they serve them to you-the first time.  We did not have to ask.  Details matter.  You will want to absorb every last drop of the sauce with French bread or it would be a great tragedy.
The Blue Point Oysters insisted on some glamour shots.  Deservedly!
Fresh, these were tremendous in flavor and accented perfectly with minuette, cocktail and horseradish.  Gorgeously displayed in an icy tray, the Oysters will truly wow you and make you feel like summer has started early, even though we've two more days of spring.  The Blue Point Oysters are sourced locally from Long Island.  Super healthy and super fresh, you must order them.
Continuing along the lines of healthy, we are making a greater effort to order more green vegetables, and A.O.C. East hit the high marks here too.  We believe you can go out to eat and be healthy.  Both the brussels sprouts, nicely halved, and haricot verts were simply smashing sauteed in garlic, which we adore.
We do not ever edit pictures.  You either do as well as Jerome or you're not published!
The codfish outperformed its competition from other venues, and it was the fish special the day we visited.  Red Snapper, Monkfish, and Striped Bass and more may be among other choices depending on the day.  This was beautifully presented with a diagonal cut grilled to perfection in a superlative buttery lemon sauce.  Peachy does not like most sauces, but she loved this sauce.  A.O.C. East is tremendously strong and super competitive with their sauces.  Couscous and string beans round out the party here, and they were lovely additions.
There are five salad choices on the menu, and the Salad Nicoise with Fresh Sushi Grade Tuna is a must-have.  The sensational combination boasted three pieces of tuna, and is tremendously authentic you will note if you have also eaten this in Nice.  Aside from the quality tuna, the tomatoes and roasted red peppers were particularly standout spectacular.  A.O.C. East uses about 70% organic vegetables overall, depending on availability. 
A new salad, not on the menu but a special, was the Quinoa Salad, which Jerome suggested.  It's running all summer we understand, and typically Goat Cheese is a component although we asked for Roquefort instead, so that is what you see in ours above.  Shiitake mushrooms, portobello, avocado and both red and yellow heirloom cherry tomatoes come to this fresh fragrant party on a plate.
A regular on the menu is the Burrata Salad, with the Burrata being sourced from Italy.  The equally flavorful roasted red peppers paired with pesto are in perfect proportion to the creamy delight.   Even the French can do Italian sometimes. 
Hudson Valley Duck Leg Confit is another entree that will really impress you and is not common in New York.  Paired with frisee and fingerling potatoes, this Toulouse recipe is superlative and another French Bistro classic that sets A.O.C. East apart.
And finally, though obviously A.O.C. East is French, they do have Manhattan enthusiasm and make an amazing cheeseburger, an essential component of being a success here especially in summer.  100% beef sirloin blend black angus (we were told no hormones) joined cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion for a classic taste that has wide appeal.
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#CulturedPeachy #Delacroix @MetMuseum #WhomYouKnow Delacroix to Open September 17


Exhibition Dates: September 17, 2018–January 6, 2019
Exhibition Location: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Tisch Galleries, Gallery 899, 2nd Floor

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the 19th century. Through his choice of daring subjects and compositions, a vibrant palette, and bold brushwork, he set into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. As Van Gogh wrote in 1885: "What I find so fine about Delacroix is precisely that he reveals the liveliness of things, and the expression and the movement, that he is utterly beyond the paint." Although Delacroix is celebrated as the embodiment of the Romantic era, much remains to be understood about his life and prolific career. Delacroix, which opens on September 17 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be the first comprehensive retrospective in North America devoted to the artist. Visitors will discover a protean genius who continues to set the bar for artists today.

The monumental exhibition will illuminate Delacroix's restless imagination in all its complexity through approximately 145 paintings, drawings, and prints—many of which have never been shown before in the United States. In addition to works from The Met collection, the exhibition will include exceptional loans from the Musée du Louvre and more than 60 museums and private collections throughout Europe and North America.

Delacroix is made possible by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

Additional support is provided by the Janice H. Levin Fund, the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, The Florence Gould Foundation, and the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund.

It is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée du Louvre.

Exhibition Overview 
The exhibition will feature the three main phases of Delacroix's career, which spanned more than four decades. The first section will be devoted to his formative years during the 1820s, when his ambitious paintings exhibited at the annual Paris Salons won him public recognition. The second section will focus on his exploration of historical themes, often on a grand scale, informed by public commissions from the 1830s onward. The third section will present an overview of the artist's final years, marked by his triumph at the Universal Exposition of 1855 and his growing interest in nature. 

The presentation will enable visitors to explore the diversity of themes that preoccupied Delacroix throughout his life. For example, he engaged with the art of the past; had a lifelong fascination with literary, historical, and biblical themes; and made transformative contributions to printmaking and book illustration. The exhibition will spotlight Delacroix's interest in the world beyond Europe, including his own epochal voyage to North Africa in 1832. The variety of works will reveal Delacroix's creative process and his progressive mastery of materials, including oil paint, watercolor, and graphic media. 

Among the highlights will be Delacroix's landmark works Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi(1826), The Battle of Nancy (1831), and Women of Algiers in Their Apartment (1834). Visitors will have the first opportunity in a generation to examine closely Christ in the Garden of Olives (1824–27), removed from its perch high on the wall of the Parisian church of Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis and cleaned especially for the exhibition. Delacroix's genius as a lithographer will be demonstrated in the 1828 French edition of Goethe's Faust. The book will be paired with never-before-exhibited proof impressions for its illustrations, along with preparatory drawings for individual plates. The Met's Department of Paintings Conservation has completed a yearlong treatment of the seminal still life Basket of Flowers (1848–49), removing a scrim-like layer of old varnish to reveal Delacroix's full coloristic brilliance. Saint Sebastian Tended by the Holy Women (1836) and Medea about to Kill Her Children (1838) will convey the grandeur and gravitas of the artist's maturity, while his anthropomorphic approach to animal subjects will be on full display in Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother (1830) and The Lion Hunt (1855).

Exhibition visitors will come away with a broadened appreciation for Delacroix's remarkable oeuvre and its enduring appeal.


Credits, Catalogue, and Programs


Delacroix is organized by Asher Miller, Assistant Curator in the Department of European Paintings at The Met, in collaboration with Sébastien Allard, Director of the Department of Paintings at the Musée du Louvre, and Côme Fabre, Curator in the Department of Paintings at the Musée du Louvre.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue offering a fresh take on Delacroix's complex character. The catalogue, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press, will be available in The Met Store.

The catalogue is made possible by the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund and the Janice H. Levin Fund.


Several educational and public programs will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition. MetLiveArts performances will include Delacroix and Music, featuring pianist Brian Seger and mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey (November 5 at 7 p.m.), and Sight and Sound: Chopin, Delacroix, and the Romantic Impulse (November 18 at 2 p.m.).


Delacroix and Music is made possible by The Isaacson-Draper Foundation.


Delacroix will be featured on The Met's website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

The Musée du Louvre is currently presenting Delacroix (1798–1863) through July 23, 2018.

Related Exhibition

Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix—on view at The Met July 17 through November 12, 2018—will expand upon a major aspect of the artist's production: his endlessly inventive work as a draftsman. The exhibition celebrates a collector's generous gift to the Museum of some 130 drawings by Delacroix by the collector Karen B. Cohen. It is organized by Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator in The Met's Department of Drawings and Prints. The exhibition is made possible by The Schiff Foundation. The catalogue is made possible in part by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.


Image: Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863). Self-Portrait with Green Vest, ca. 1837. Oil on canvas, 25 9/16 x 21 7/16 in. (65 x 54.5 cm). Musée du Louvre, Paris. © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

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#FashionAlert #AcademyUFashion @AcademyUFashion #WhomYouKnow Academy of Art University Announces Newly Accredited Fashion Programs for B.F.A and M.F.A Degrees in Footwear and Accessory Design from The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners

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Academy of Art University received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) for new degree programs in Footwear and Accessory Design. 

The program includes 60-unit M.F.A. and 120-unit B.F.A. degrees that offer students the opportunity to focus on developing their talent and skills to meet growing industry demands.

Fashion accessories have been a major revenue stream in the fashion market for many years, and is arguably a sector that keeps many brands buoyant. In the US, where few accessory design degrees are on offer, the design positions are traditionally filled by fashion and industrial design graduates. Footwear and accessory design has its own language and construction skills; the dedicated degree programs will focus on 2D and 3D design and construction, market trends, materials, manufacturing and the technical specifications used primarily within the field. Consequently, students graduating with footwear and accessory design degrees will be more prepared for careers in this industry.

In the spring of 2017, Damion Le Cappelain joined the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University as Footwear and Accessory Design Coordinator, tasked with developing a competitive and innovative program. He studied footwear at the Royal College of Art in London, taught at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, and worked as a consultant with fashion brands such as: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Tom Lipop, and Roots Collective.

“We’re in a unique position at the Academy,” said Le Cappelain. “The advantage is that we have very little competition in accessory design, and, at the same time, we have the full support of the School of Fashion to secure the right tools, equipment and resources. This is a perfect combination of circumstances to design and grow a new kind of program. We are working to develop curriculum that is in touch with the latest trends in footwear and accessories. I’m very excited at the prospect of building the best accessory design program in the US!”

The B.F.A. degree program directs the next generation of designers to identify specific materials and hardware used in accessories manufacturing, to gain experience and knowledge of industry standard equipment and the process of manufacturing, as well as, the wide variety of constructions, technical aspects and specifications of each. Students will learn to use a disciplined design process in context with the demands of the accessory industry to produce focused and extensive portfolios of 2D and 3D design work. Throughout the B.F.A. program students will continue to refine their aesthetic and build compelling portfolios that demonstrate their skill set, style and individuality. 

For students enrolling in the program with less accessory design experience, the M.F.A. degree includes a fast- track component that introduces basic techniques. The program provides further specialization in accessory design, culminating in comprehensive, innovative, and contemporary thesis projects that are industry ready and reflect the most current industry standards. The M.F.A. program also allows each student time to develop an individual aesthetic. Directed studies allow students room to explore areas of interest in a self-governed manner, developing and testing their time management skills, abilities to communicate with a professional mentor, and their creative problem-solving skills.

Consequently, students in either degree program are well prepared to seek employment opportunities as associate or senior footwear / accessory designers, and technical designers.

The accredited degree programs launch onsite for Fall 2018.

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#WestCoastPeachy #WhomYouKnow La Jolla Art & Wine Festival Presented by Wells Fargo Celebrating 10 Years of Prestigious Art, Wine & Family Fun Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Nothing compares to Manhattan, but if you are on the West Coast:

San Diego’s chic coastal town of La Jolla has been home the beloved La Jolla Art & Wine Festival for the last 10 years. Widely recognized as one of Southern California’s most prestigious art and wine festivals, this FREE two-day festival will return to la Jolla on October 6th and October 7th, from 10 am to 6 pm, to once again showcase spectacular art, fine wine, San Diego’s best craft beers, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities.

This expertly curated festival features over 150 sought after artists from across the U.S. and Mexico. Their exquisite creations come in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, jewelry design, fine glass, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media and photography. But this Festival isnot just for the art connoisseur… budding artists can create their own innovations here as well! The Geppetto’s Family Art Center + Lab offers interactive demos, hands-on experiments, and an assortment of arts and crafts for children of all ages. Kids can paint on a car, learn about 3-D printing, test their skills on the gymnastics obstacle course, and much more in this FREE activity center! 

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival has also become a national destination where vino enthusiasts and craft beer lovers unite. The iconic Wine & Beer Garden highlights over 40 local craft breweries and international wineries. Let the libations specialists guide your taste buds on a savory journey of some of the world’s finest beverages! Along with a gourmet marketplace, a two-day silent auction, 15 pet adoption stations, and an all-star line-up of live entertainment and music, there is truly something for everyone at the 2018 La Jolla Art & Wine Festival.

All profits raised benefit underfunded programs such as art, music, science, physical education, technology, and on-site medical care at La Jolla public elementary and middle schools. For more information visit www.ljawf.com or call 619.233.5008.

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#NHLPeachy #NHLAwards #SportyPeachy @NHL #WhomYouKnow NHL Players to Take Center Stage for 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu Live From Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 20 Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know @GaroNazarianDDS #cosmopolitandental #loveyoursmile


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The finalists for the top awards will act as co-hosts in this year’s 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the two-hour television event on Wednesday, June 20, live in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

This year, NHL players, coaches and general managers will anchor the program, which will feature special commemorations of three tragedies that touched the hockey world and garnered immense support from the entire NHL community. Survivors and first responders from last October’s Las Vegas shooting; members of the hockey team from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.; and surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos junior team will be recognized and honored at the event. In the aftermath of each tragedy, NHL teams, current and former NHL players, coaches and fans rallied to provide emotional and monetary support to survivors and first responders.

The NHL Awards™ in Las Vegas will mark the first time 10 of the surviving members of the Broncos hockey team will reunite since the April 6 crash, due in part to the generous support of Air Canada and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Also presenting this year will be NHL legends Eric Lindros, Mark Messier and Willie O’Ree; 2018 U.S. Women’s Hockey Olympic Gold Medalists Meghan Duggan and Amanda Kessel; 2018 Canadian Women’s Hockey Olympic Silver Medalists Marie-Philip Poulin and Brianne Jenner; actors Jim Belushi, Lynda Carter, Colin Hanks, Andrew Herr, Dylan Playfair, Jacob Tremblay; entertainer Terry Fator; illusionist Darcy Oake; Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson and his wife, Nicholle; NHL broadcasters Anson Carter, Elliotte Friedman, Jamie Hersch, Scott Oake, Kathryn Tappen and Kevin Weekes; and On the Bench hosts Jacob Ardown and Olly Postanin.

The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will honor the best regular-season performances in a wide range of categories -- including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy). The Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), also will be awarded.

The Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, which recognizes an individual who - through the game of hockey - has positively impacted his or her community, culture or society, will be presented at the 2018 NHL Awards for the first time. The award is named in honor of NHL trailblazer Willie O’Ree, who became the first black player in the NHL in 1958 and has spent the last two decades tirelessly working in grassroots hockey to inspire underserved, marginalized and disadvantaged youth to set goals and follow their dreams. 

NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu and red carpet arrivals. Fans can follow the festivities across the NHL’s social media channels via the official hashtag #NHLAwards.


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#SmallScreenScenes @ScienceChannel @DiscoveryIncTV @Discovery #WhomYouKnow Advances In Artificial Intelligence Explored In New Two-Hour Documentary This Is A.I. Premiering June 21 On Discovery Channel

Artificial intelligence, or A.I., is a transformational technology that is uniquely bound to who we are, how we view ourselves, how we evaluate our toughest problems, and how we struggle to solve them. The latest in a long line of innovations that have revolutionized the world, artificial intelligence is already all around us and promises to grow in ways that many may find hard to fathom. A new two-hour special that showcases some of the most extraordinary developments and tackles some of the important questions about artificial intelligence, THIS IS A.I. premieres Thursday, June 21 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and on Science Channel on Friday, June 22 at 9PM ET/PT.

THIS IS A.I. explores some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence and its current and future power to transform disciplines and industries. From driverless cars to personal robots, to healthcare, and childhood education, we are already beginning to see how artificial intelligence is fundamentally changing our daily lives.

The advent of A.I. technology raises issues that need to be discussed and problems that need to be solved, but the overwhelming consensus among scientists is that A.I. has the potential to solve some of humankind’s most difficult problems. We’ll hear from leading computer scientists and technology experts, including Dario Gil, IBM’s Vice President of A.I. and Quantum Computing and one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, as they help illuminate what A.I. is and what it’s becoming. They also reflect on philosophical issues surrounding A.I., as well as its transcendent promise.

THIS IS A.I. is produced by RadicalMedia in association with the Original Content Group and Discovery Studios for Discovery Channel. THIS IS A.I. was created by Charlie Foley, and Foley and Vaibhav Bhatt developed the special. Foley and Vaibhav Bhatt are executive producers for the Original Content Group. Dave Sirulnick and Jon Kamen are executive producers for RadicalMedia. Andrew Fair is executive producer for Ogilvy. The director is Paul Bozymowski. John Hoffman and Jon Bardin serves as executive producer for Discovery.

About Discovery Channel 

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information please visit www.discovery.com.

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Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also included timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery:

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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#NHLPeachy @NHL @Twitch #WhomYouKnow #NHLGWC 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship Final to be Streamed Live on Twitch.tv/NHL on Tuesday, June 19

NHL Gaming World Championship Nicola FoolX90 Bruna John JohnWayne90 Casagranda Matthew YungGren Grenier Arttu Artuzio Mustila David JrPens91 Roebuck Erik I_Eki_I Tammenpää
Six Regional Finalists Meet at Esports Arena Las Vegas for Chance at $50,000 Grand Prize; NBC Sports, Sportsnet and Viasat Set Television Premieres for Week of June 25

The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/NHL on Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 4 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League announced today. Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino will host the final stage of the tournament that will feature the top EA SPORTS NHL® 18 players from around the world. 

Nicola “FoolX90” Bruna (Canada winner), John “JohnWayne90” Casagranda (U.S. winner), Matthew “YungGren” Grenier (Canada runner-up), Arttu “Artuzio” Mustila (Europe runner-up), David “JrPens91” Roebuck (U.S. runner-up) and Erik “I_Eki_I” Tammenpää(Europe winner) will compete in a round-robin style format to open the tournament. The top two competitors at the end of the round-robin portion then face off in a best-of-three final to determine the 2018 NHL Gaming World Champion™. The Champion will receive a $50,000 USD cash prize, take home the tournament trophy and attend the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu.

Players earned their place in the World Finals by finishing in the top two at their respective Regional Finals, administered and run by FACEIT, the official tournament platform of the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™.

In the days following the live stream, fans also will have the opportunity to re-watch the World Finals tournament on the following platforms:

NBC Sports: NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will premiere the digital broadcast of the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final on Monday, June 25. A special one-hour television broadcast will premiere on NBCSN on Thursday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


Sportsnet: The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final will debut on Sportsnet’s digital platforms on Monday, June 25. A special one-hour television premiere of the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final on Sportsnet will take place on Tuesday, June 26 beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET. 


Viasat: The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final will debut on TV3 Sport on Wednesday, June 27 at 20:30 local (18:30 GMT/2:30 p.m.ET) and simultaneously on Viasat’s digital channel, Viaplay.


NHL.com: The 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship™ Final will be available on demand on NHL.com/Gaming on Monday, June 25. Fans can also replay Regional Final highlights or watch entire episodes on demand.


Fans can follow the conversation using the social hashtag #NHLGWC. To check out tournament details, Regional brackets, news and players bios, please visit NHL.com/Gaming.

NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks and NHL Gaming World Championship name and logo and NHL Awards name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. © NHL 2018. All Rights Reserved.

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#SmallScreenScenes @AMC_TV #WhomYouKnow AMC Networks International Receives 12 Honors at the PromaxBDA Global Excellence Awards 2018

AMC Networks International (AMCNI) received 12 honors last night at the PromaxBDA Global Excellence Awards 2018 at a ceremony in New York. The division received an unprecedented 24 nominations across its portfolio of brands for the world’s premier celebration of innovation and creativity in entertainment marketing and design.

“The PromaxBDA Awards competition is recognized globally as the standard of excellence in entertainment marketing, creativity and design in broadcast, online and mobile,” commented Patrick Connolly, Vice President, Programming and Scheduling, AMC/SundanceTV Global. “We’re thrilled to be honored with 12 awards this year and would like to congratulate all of AMC Networks International’s talented individuals and teams around the world.”

AMC Networks International received awards in the following categories:

Gold

Funniest Promo

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

In-House Program Promo

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

Webisode or Viral Video

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

Best Work Never Seen

AMCNI UK – AMC: “48 Hours of Breaking Bad”



Silver

Channel Promo: Holiday or Special Event Spot

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

Interstitial and Program Wraps Campaign

AMCNI Southern Europe – Odisea: “Pole / Mars / Waterfall”

Directing

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

Content for Digital Promo

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

Best Social Cause Campaign

AMCNI Southern Europe – Odisea: “Pole / Mars / Waterfall”

Voiceover Performance

AMCNI UK – Horror Channel: “We Are Horror Part II”



Bronze

Seasonal or Special Event Program Spot

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary”

Best Work Never Seen

AMCNI Southern Europe – AMC: “Breaking Rap”



The full list of winners can be found here.



About AMC Networks International

AMC Networks International (AMCNI), the global division of AMC Networks, delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming that reaches subscribers in more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. AMCNI consists of global brands, SundanceTV and AMC, as well as popular, locally recognized channels in various programming genres. For more information, visit: www.amcnetworks.com/amcni.

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#READTHIS #KnittingPeachy #WhomYouKnow JAPANESE STITCHES UNRAVELED 160+ STITCH PATTERNS TO KNIT TOP DOWN, BOTTOM UP, BACK AND FORTH, AND IN THE ROUND By Wendy Bernard Our Coverage Sponsored by @CoutureKnitUSA #CoutureKnit Couture Knit Custom Couture Knitwear Handmade in the U.S.A.






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Knitting isn't only for winter!
The lazy hazy days of summer which are coming up are also terrific for picking up a new hobby, and Abrams has some amazing choices of books to guide you along if you don't have an Aunt Bette teaching you like Peachy did.

Previously on READ THIS, KNITTING PEACHY we highly recommended their cable book, which we liked even better:
however, if you found that to be difficult and are looking for something to start with, this book on Japanese stitches is far easier and much more acclimated to a beginner.  We definitely like how the yarn color changes and doesn't remain constant throughout the book.  If you are new to us you should know that Peachy is a color enthusiast.

Everything is explained well and as you go on from simple stitches to swatches and actual patterns, this could take many newcomers through both the summer and fall.  We love the hardcover and the accompanying photography is ideal.  It's quite well-organized with the entire first chapter devoted to knits and purls, so if you can already do those two simple stitches you've mastered the first 50 pages of this book.

Ribs, Fancy and Twisted, Cables and Lace round out the book, and these cables are far simpler than Norah's previous book we referenced above.  Our knowledge of Japanese culture is limited and our Japanese language command is non-existent, so we laud Wendy, this author, for being able to decipher the patterns she references as being a basis for this book.  


ISBN: 1-4197-2906-3
EAN: 9781419729065
Page Count: 288
Illustrations: 500 color photographs
Format: Hardcover
Rights: World/All
Additional formats: Ebook

Japanese stitch patterns are eye-catching and much sought after by devotees, but before now, they often seemed out of reach, whether locked behind Japanese-only instructions or tangled up in difficult-to-decipher illustrations. Japanese Stitches Unraveled offers 150 rare patterns inspired by these elusive and intricate Japanese stitch designs, along with fully illustrated charts, familiar symbols, and clear instructions for every single stitch. Each stitch pattern receives Bernard’s unique four-direction makeover—topdown, bottom-up, back-and-forth, and in-the-round. To showcase the knitting in action, Bernard also includes instructions for six garments as well as her famous formulas for knitting without a pattern.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wendy Bernard is the author of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, and the Custom Knits series. Her popular blog, Knit and Tonic (www.knitandtonic.net), has thousands of fans, and her knitwear patterns have been published everywhere, from Knitty and Stitch Diva Studios to Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines. She teaches top-down knitting on Creativebug, Craftsy, and via her DVD series (Interweave) . Bernard lives in Thousand Oaks, California.

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