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Monday, June 26, 2017

DAYLIGHT: Vermont Harvest by Whip Burks Best In Show Fancy Food Show in Manhattan's Javits Center June 25-27, 2017 Says Whom You Know and Introducing Burks Traditional Scottish Shortbread!

Whip Burks has earned a Sofi Award for his great work with the Vermont Harvest line, highly recommended by Whom You Know. We predict another for his stellar new line: Burks Traditional Scottish Shortbread.
The Burks family:
Since 1983, Vermont Harvest has made superior gourmet condiments crafted from the finest all-natural ingredients in the scenic Vermont Mountains delivered straight to your family kitchen. They also are created with no additives or preservatives and are gluten-free. In the Vermont Harvest All-Star lineup of gourmet condiments are: Apple Rum Walnut Conserve, Berryberry Rhubarb Conserve, Blueberry Bourbon Conserve, Raspberry Apple Conserve, Strawberry Amaretto Conserve, Bananaberry Jam, Blackberry Jam, Badabing Cherry Marmalade, Apple Chutney, Cranberry Chutney, Mango Chutney, Tomato Chutney, Smokin Garlic Tomato Spread, Smokey Onion Dip Mix, Lemon Pepper Dip Mix, Pineapple Pepper Jelly, Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, Pumpkin Butter, Tiger Satay Peanut Sauce, Blueberry Bourbon Balsamic Sauce, and Sizzlin Citrus Grille Sauce. Use these first-class hits to enhance your favorite foods watching them go from ordinary to extraordinary! Vermont Harvest is proudly owned by Whip Burks, a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and a Board Member of the Vermont Specialty Food Association since 2011. Whom You Know has highly recommended products by Vermont Harvest, and we know you will love them too. They have a simple motto at Vermont Harvest. “If it doesn't taste good….Why eat it”. Ignite your tastebuds with Vermont Harvest today!
Introducing Burks Traditional Scottish Shortbread!
Chef William "Whip" Burks remembers learning to cook aside his Scottish grandmother.  Those memories are behind his traditional and delicious Scottish shortbread cookies, made in small batches in the USA.
Peachy tried the Key Lime and is incredibly impressed with the brilliant consistency and accent of lime flavor which accentuates perfectly without overwhelming the shortbread.   A satisfying crisp of the shortbread is perfect to improve your tea or coffee hot or cold.   The Key Lime sings a song of summer or Florida any time of year.  The classy packaging is a knockout and we love the calligraphy of course.
The chewy goodness of Bourbon Pecan makes it difficult not to eat the entire box at once; they are this great.  The flavoring again is sure to ignite your tastebuds, lording over other packaged cookies.  But these are not simply cookies: they celebrate Whip's Scottish heritage and are based in his culinary memories with his grandmother's superlative family recipe.
Almond Amaretto excels not only in alliteration but also in elevated taste levels that are celebrated in this premium shortbread that puts the fancy in fancy food.  Again, the flavoring is exactly in perfect proportion to the cookie which is satisfying in its homage to shortbread sophistication.



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Friday, June 23, 2017

NIGHTLIGHT: NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY COMMEMORATES THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY DURING HIS CENTENNIAL YEAR WITH HIS SISTER JEAN KENNEDY SMITH AND HIS NEPHEW STEPHEN KENNEDY SMITH June 21, 2017 - American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times On View June 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Earns Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation



Stephen Kennedy Smith

Stephen M. Rothstein, Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

A new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory will be on view at the New-York Historical Society, June 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018. The exhibition, one of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled, brings together images from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture public and private moments from Kennedy’s life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have rarely been seen. 


New-York Historical’s presentation of American Visionary is part of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s year-long, nationwide celebration that commemorates Kennedy’s centennial year. Also currently on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., through September 17, the exhibition will travel extensively across the United States in the coming years. Based on the new book JFK: A Vision for America by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley, the exhibition is organized and curated by Lawrence Schiller of Wiener Schiller Productions and Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections at the New-York Historical Society.

“We are honored to commemorate the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth with this powerful and important exhibition,” said Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society. “A cornerstone of New-York Historical’s Presidency Project, the photographs in this show are central to our work engaging the public in a consideration of qualities that contribute to the success of an American president. A visionary leader on the international stage as well as an American icon, President Kennedy, as these photographs make clear, left an indelible imprint on our sense of what and how an American president should be. The very timely chance this exhibition gives to understand President Kennedy’s private life as well as political career makes it unique and uniquely-suited for contemporary debate and discussion of American leadership.” 

Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America. No single politician was photographed more than Kennedy—from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1946 and his fairy-tale wedding to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 to his run for the White House in 1960 and the tragedy of his death in Dallas in 1963. Documentary photographers such as Ed Clark, Lisl Steiner, Ralph Crane, Philippe Halsman, Ted Spiegel Jacques Lowe, Lawrence Schiller, Steve Schapiro, and Sam Vestal captured the optimism and challenges of the early 1960s in some of the finest and most vivid images of the period. 


Highlights of American Visionary include images from Kennedy’s private life—such as a 1953 photo booth snapshot of the Kennedy newlyweds, possibly taken on their honeymoon, and a candid 1958 photograph by Ed Clark of Kennedy playing with his baby daughter Caroline in her bassinet. Images of Kennedy the politician include a 1957 portrait when he served as a Massachusetts senator by Philippe Halsman; a 1960 photograph of Kennedy drawing an unintended audience of young people peering through the window as he prepares for a presidential campaign speech in Baltimore; and a 1961 photograph of the First Couple and others heading to Kennedy’s inauguration ceremony, with the White House blanketed in snow. Also featured are unforgettable images such as Jacques Lowe’s 1961 photograph of Kennedy standing hunched over his desk in the Oval Office, in an effort to alleviate the pain from his problem back, and a haunting photograph of the shattered First Lady departing the White House on the day of Kennedy’s state funeral in 1963, captured by I.C. Rapoport as a brief glimpse through the crowd.

“John F. Kennedy is still seen as a symbol around the world, representing and espousing the best and most universal elements of the American character,” said Stephen Kennedy Smith, Kennedy’s nephew and co-editor of JFK: A Vision for America. “It is our hope that the compelling images of President Kennedy’s life and work on view in this exhibition will remind visitors not only of the values that defined his presidency, but also will introduce him to new audiences and future leaders.”

Peachy Deegan and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, at The New York Historical Society 2017

Peachy Deegan and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith at her residence in Phoenix Park, Dublin May 1997 during a reception for American Students Studying in Ireland


Book 
The new book, JFK: A Vision for America, features essays by historians, leading political thinkers, writers, and artists alongside Kennedy’s greatest speeches. The book presents Kennedy at his best—thought-provoking, inspiring, eloquent, and wise—on a number of wide-ranging topics, including civil rights, the race to the moon, the environment, immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and more. The book demonstrates the deep relevance of his words today and his lasting power and influence as an American leader and orator. A Vision for America is edited by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University; it is published by HarperCollins and will be available for purchase at the NYHistory Store ($45).

Programming

On Tuesday, July 18, Stephen Kennedy Smith will introduce a special free screening of PT 109. Cliff Robertson stars in this stirring saga of JFK’s wartime exploits as skipper of a PT boat in the Solomon Islands.

Exhibition Credits 
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times is presented by New-York Historical Society and Wiener Schiller Productions in cooperation with the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by the Governance Institute and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Stephen Kennedy Smith and Getty Images.

Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.

About the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s preeminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history. 

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A Peachy's Pick Since 2012 and Best Spanish Restaurant in Manhattan, El Pote Espanol Since 1977 by Enrique Torres and Jose Larino Spring 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Our friend Enrique, Owner of El Pote and just like Rufino Lopez, our adopted Black Irish cousin 
From the wonderful anchovy salad the mussels in wine sauce, El Pote continues to impress with their superior refreshing culinary genius!
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 As the temperatures rise in Manhattan, knowing where to find the best Gazpacho is key!
El Pote has the best we have ever had in the city with fresh, ripe fragrance, amazing crunch and sensational flavor.  Tomato, cucumbers, peppers and onions team up to cool you down and ignite your appetite!  We would even eat it for breakfast.
El Pote is a classic bastion of Spanish excellence located at 718 Second Avenue devoted to quality cuisine and superlative guest experiences.
They have been in business for 40 years and the original owners are at the helm winningly.
How many restaurants can say that in Manhattan?
There is an extreme difference between a new place that relies on trends without the culinary talent to back it up that repeatedly comes and goes and an unassuming classic standout such as this, which you should always opt for!
El Pote was most recently featured this past winter:
You know we only go back two seasons in a row if we really love you!
The quantity of features earned by a brand speaks to the quality of the brand.
If you are mentioned once, that says something.
El Pote was also featured in 2014:

El Pote was first featured in 2012:
We have had an awful lot of green salads at this stage...and it is exciting to see a venue dress them up a bit.  The Anchovy salad in vinegar is a magnificent wonder and if you think you are not wild for anchovies (there was a time in life when Peachy clearly was not!) you just have not had the right anchovies yet.  These swim in from the Basque country to your plate and the starburst of anchovies radiates refreshment to your senses on a bed of lettuce, tomato and onion.  It is ideal on a hot day.
An appetizer we selected were the fantastic artichokes in butter sauce.  Six hearts arrive warm and your tastebuds will luxuriate in the goodness of this attractive vegetable enhanced by butter.  Less is more, and again meet more success on a plate.  
Some of the best Mussels we have had are from El Pote, and the generous size is equaled by the succulence of each of them.  This could be dinner in itself!  The sensations from the sea revel in wine sauce to entertain your senses and you will just adore that sauce.  Fish is delivered six days a week at El Pote and they are open every day but Sunday.
 
For our carnivorous entree, we decided upon the Pork chops in wine with red pimentos.  The size was truly gigantic and the combination of pork with the peppers and mushrooms yields tremendously tangy flavor that is going to hit the spot just right.  Peachy is by no means a nutritionist but we believe that pork is a really healthy option and at El Pote with their many vegetable accents is a place where we feel great after eating an ambitious dinner.  Some places you don't feel nearly as healthy as here which speaks to the quality of all the ingredients El Pote uses.  The entrees at El Pote are what many entrees should aspire to be at their competitors.  (Miss Piggy, our apologies on the pork choice.)
 Getting your teeth and lips black has never been so much fun, or more delicious!
One of our most favorite dishes in all of Manhattan any time of year has become Paella Negra!  That credit card company that has a black card should make this their official dish.  Squid has never been more amazingly flavorful: that is what colors the dish: the squid ink.  Clams, mussels and shrimp also come to the seafood extravaganza that you absolutely have to make your next dinner.  It is one of the most wonderful dishes we have had in 2017.  Hesitate to share because it really is that amazing.


We love El Pote and if you love authentic Spanish food, you will too.

El Pote continues to be Highly Recommended!






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GRAMMY CHARITY ONLINE AUCTIONS OFFER EXCITING MUSIC MEMORABILIA TO BENEFIT GRAMMY MUSEUM AND MUSICARES

The latest GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions is presented in honor of the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert honoring multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Adam Clayton of U2. Presented in partnership with Matchfire, the items are available for bid now through July 8 at www.ebay.com/grammy. Winning bidders can enjoy extraordinary rock memorabilia and trips around the world with all proceeds benefiting the GRAMMY Museum Foundation® and MusiCares. Featured items include:
Music memorabilia signed by Garbage, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Little Big Town, Rihanna, Silversun Pickups, Weezer, and more!
Premium concert and meet and greet experience with Chick Corea
Limited edition prints from GRAMMY nominee Robby Krieger of the Doors. Each piece is numbered and hand signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity
Luxury trips to destinations such as Mexico and Florida
WHEN: The auction runs now through July 8, 2017.


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 educational and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visitwww.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

GRAMMY Online Charity Auctions are presented in partnership with Matchfire. Since 2001, Matchfire Auctions has executed over 700 high-profile cause marketing campaigns. These campaigns, launched globally to large and diverse communities on eBay and social networks, have built brand awareness and goodwill for over 400 of the world’s best known brands, celebrities, agencies, and charities. Matchfire Auctions campaigns have raised over $60 million for causes worldwide, attracted billions of impressions, and engaged millions of consumers in cause-driven transactions. For more information, please visit: www.MatchfireAuctions.com.

eBay for Charity is a platform enabling members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad. Sellers can donate up to 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, while buyers can add a donation to their purchase during checkout. To date, more than $725 million dollars has been raised for charity by the eBay community

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16-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER DAVID FOSTER TO BE HONORED AT 2017 GRAMMY MUSEUM GALA Annual Dinner and Concert, Taking Place Sept. 19 at The Novo, Will Also Recognize Educator Nathan Strayhorn With 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award Proceeds Benefit the Museum's Music Education Initiatives; Performers to be Announced Soon

The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce it will honor 16-time GRAMMY® Award winner David Foster at its third annual Gala, taking place Sept. 19 at The Novo in Los Angeles. Foster will receive the Architects of Sound Award in recognition of his unparalleled contributions to music. The benefit will support the Museum's newly expanded music education programs, which were integrated with those of its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, earlier this year.

"We are thrilled to be celebrating such an influential talent and powerhouse music figure as David Foster for our first major fundraising event since integrating the GRAMMY Museum and GRAMMY Foundation," said Scott Goldman, who was recently named Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. "Working as a producer, arranger, recording artist, songwriter, and composer, David's impact on the music community is immeasurable, and we are honored to have the opportunity to place a much-deserved spotlight on his impactful work." 

"It's an honor to be celebrated by the GRAMMY Museum and to support such a great cause as music education. The Museum's education programs are very important platforms for young emerging artists so I am thrilled to be part of this Gala," said Foster. "Needless to say, the Recording Academy™ has played a very influential role in my life and will continue to do so."

The Gala will also recognize Nathan Strayhorn, the recipient of the 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award, which honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool.

The GRAMMY Museum Gala is presented by Cheryl and Haim Saban, with additional support from gold sponsors Carolyn Powers, AEG, Chuck Ortner, and the Recording Academy. The Gala will begin with a dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering, followed by the award presentation and a tribute concert featuring performances to be announced soon by renowned musicians and aspiring student musicians who have previously participated in the Museum's music education programs. Gala attendees will also receive a special gift provided by luxury beauty box subscription service GLOSSYBOX. Wine served at the event will be provided courtesy of Trattore Farms.

About David Foster
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, to a maintenance yard superintendent and a homemaker, Foster began studying piano at age 4. As the story goes, his mother was dusting the family piano, hit one of the keys, and was shocked when Foster correctly called out, "That's an E!" – thus discovering he had perfect pitch. Starting out as a studio musician, arranger, and recording artist, Foster became one of the most successful songwriters and record producers in history — shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions.

He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a variety of artists, from Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson, to Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Chicago, Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan, and Earth, Wind and Fire, among others. He has also earned a reputation as a keen spotter of new talent, playing a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé. Foster has also created culture-defining soundtracks for blockbuster films like The Bodyguard, Urban Cowboy, and St. Elmo's Fire.

Foster has been nominated for 45 GRAMMY Awards, and has won 16, including three for the prestigious Producer Of The Year, and was also the recipient of the Academy's President's Merit Award in 1986. In addition, Foster has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and racked up three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. In 2013 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Aside from music, Foster has made charitable work his life's other priority. Meeting with a young girl from his hometown who was awaiting a liver transplant had a profound impact and led him to create The David Foster Foundation in 1985. Its mission is to provide financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants, along with a new focus on organ donor awareness. He has also volunteered his time and talent to over 400 charities over the past two decades, including the annual Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night, The Andre Agassi Foundation, and Carousel of Hope.

About the GRAMMY Museum
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit 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 information on purchasing tables and tickets to the event, please contact John Morrison at the GRAMMY Museum, jmorrison@grammymuseum.org.

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MUSICARES MAP FUND 13TH ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT TO HONOR U2'S ADAM CLAYTON ON JUNE 26 AT PLAYSTATION THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY


The MusiCares Foundation®, an affiliated charity of The Recording Academy® with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, announced that the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert will honor multi-GRAMMY®-winning artist Adam Clayton of U2 at PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.

This special dinner and concert offers VIP Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $15,000; Individual VIP Floor Seats for $1,500 per person; and Upper VIP Balcony Cabaret Seating for $500. Contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. Balcony Seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person. Performers will be announced shortly.

"We are extremely pleased that our annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert is returning to New York City, and paying tribute to such a genuinely talented and influential artist as Adam Clayton," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and MusiCares®. "Adam is a hero to fans and music creators around the world, and he is also a hero in the world of recovery for his fearless determination to give voice to the issues of addiction that affect—and all too often devastate—our music community."

"MusiCares does such vital work in helping vulnerable people across our industry," said Clayton. "I know from experience the importance of an accessible, supportive environment in times of need and I'm always happy to do what I can to benefit this important organization. I'm very much looking forward to the event in June."

Clayton is the bass player for Irish rock band U2. He was born on March 13, 1960, in Oxfordshire, England, before moving to Malahide, Dublin, in 1965. Clayton met Bono, the Edge and Larry Mullen at Mount Temple School in 1978, and soon after U2 was formed. Their first album, Boy, was released in 1980.

Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, U2 has toured the globe countless times and released 13 studio albums, with sales in excess of $157 million. The band has won numerous awards, including 22 GRAMMY Awards®, two Oscar nominations and two Golden Globes in the Best Original Song category as well as Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award.

Clayton has also worked on several solo projects throughout his career, including recordings with Robbie Robertson and Daniel Lanois, and the re-recording of the theme to the 1996 film Mission: Impossible with fellow band member Mullen. Clayton and Mullen also joined members of R.E.M to form the group Automatic Baby, performing one time only at MTV's inaugural ball for Bill Clinton in 1993.

Since 2016 Clayton has written about contemporary art for British GQ, and the role of art critic has seen him interview artists such as William Eggleston, Allen Jones, Jeff Koons, and Wolfgang Tillmans for the magazine. He and his wife Mariana live in Dublin.

The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses, including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please "like" MusiCares on Facebook and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

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RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments, and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

U2 TO PERFORM AT THE 13TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND® BENEFIT CONCERT HONORING ADAM CLAYTON IN NEW YORK Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Confirmed To Join Adam Clayton As He Receives The Stevie Ray Vaughan Award Chronixx, Michael Franti, Jack Garratt, The Lumineers, GRAMMY® Winner Macy Gray To Perform; Cat Deeley To Host

Honoree: The MusiCares Foundation®, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy™ with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, will honor Adam Clayton, bassist and founding member of U2—recipients of more awards than any rock band in GRAMMY® history—at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert at the PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, will benefit theMusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment.

Performers: Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullen will join their comrade and co-founder Adam Clayton for a rare, intimate U2 performance to close the evening.U2 joins a list of specially chosen performers, including Chronixx, Michael Franti, Jack Garratt, and The Lumineers, and GRAMMY winner Macy Gray. Cat Deeley will be thehost and GRAMMY winner Hal Willner will be the evening's musical director.

Attendees: MusiCares® Chair Alexandra Patsavas, and President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares Neil Portnow will be in attendance.

WHAT: The MusiCares Foundation offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses, including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offersSafe Harbor Room® support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network® is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

TICKETS: VIP Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $15,000; Individual VIP Floor Seatsfor $1,500 per person; and Upper VIP Balcony Cabaret Seating for $500. ContactWynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com.Balcony Seating is available through AXS.com for $75 per person.

WHERE: PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

WHEN: Monday, June 26, 2017

Established in 1989 by the Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical, and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visitwww.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services, and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have over 80,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector, and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visitwww.rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments, and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.

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Bravo to Saks Fifth Avenue on Your Always Brilliant Flags!

...someone here is getting excited for the 4th of July!
We love that Saks Fifth Avenue shows their American spirit year round.
We'd like to see every Manhattan business show the American flag.

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