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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

#ReadThis @deystreet #WhomYouKnow FAIL UNTIL YOU DON’T: FIGHT. GRIND. REPEAT. by Bobby Bones @mrBobbyBones @DancingABC @SharnaBurgess @bobbybonesshow @radioamy @radiolunchbox @producereddie @bobbybonesray @radiogirlmorgan @mikedeestro @webgirlmorgan @hillaryborden

As avid readers know, Peachy Deegan loves Dancing with the Stars and once took Ballroom Dancing as a sport at Miss Porter's, one of her Alma Maters.  One of the best and most underrated performers on this show is Bobby Bones, and we know him from his fabulous performances under the both intelligent and fun tutelage of Sharna Burgess.

We were so impressed with their dancing, we decided to read his new book, which we believe is his second.  We must go back now and read his first.  

Fail Until You Don't is a tried and true method for success, and literally tells you just how Bobby reached the pinnacle of his career which is totally exploding right now as last night he made the finals of Dancing with the Stars, and we believe he is also starring on American Idol in the next season.  For everyone that also agrees overnight success takes decades, this book is for you.  FIGHT.  GRIND. REPEAT.  That's both the mission statement and the procedure of this work.  It is terribly well-organized which we loved.  Better yet, it is AUTHENTIC.  And even better than that, it is HUMBLE.  Check out over thirty pages in the back of the book where he expresses gratitude for people by name.  We don't think we've ever seen such a comprehensive list of gratefulness from anyone ever.

It is for the people that are trying to overcome a challenge, and those that want to be better, period.  Anyone can always be better. It is for everyone with ambition and a brain, and the desire to win. We think this is you, as we attract this kind of reader! And doesn't everyone love Shirley Temples and shoes?

Fail Until You Don't is about facing your fears, and the culmination of microdecisions.  Central to Bobby's philosophy is "Winning by Losing" as trial and error, provided you analyze why something doesn't work, is incredibly successful.  Bobby Bones's acquisition of emotional intelligence has reached an expert level that even if you think you are the best at what you do, you can benefit from.

This book is insightful and fabulously honest.  "You can always tell when you don't do a good job, because no one wants to talk to you afterward." (p. 29)

We are pretty sure he penned this before his DWTS appearances, however, his words resonate to this experience we believe!  Sharna, it sounds like he is talking to you: "...I like to be challenged.  Whether it's performing onstage, interviewing famous musicians, or exercising, I actually enjoy the uncomfortable feeling when something is unfamiliar and hard enough to make me consider quitting." (p. 41) Oh good, Bobby when you come to New York, Peachy will teach you how to ice skate if you don't know yet. We also eat dinner at 4pm so we have the undivided attention of the owner!

We like how he "resists the negative needle" (p.98) which is central to our philosophy as we never publish negative reviews.    We love how he preaches the gospel of being on time always.

Bobby, we must disagree with you on page 23 where you say nobody likes a capella.  Peachy was a Perilhette...and you did have one english error on page 26 where you should have parallel structure and say but ALSO mostly empathized...and yes Peachy is available to be a proofreader for book number three.  We do commend him on his commitment to using the word literally properly, and we quite concur. (p. 111)

Finally, we think Bobby needs way more sleep to preserve his health so he can continue being Bobby at such a high level!  This book you need for yourself, and it also makes a superlative gift as the holidays are coming.  The fine art of sucking it up has never been perfected so finely.

Fail Until You Don't is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.


Dey Street Books is proud to publish FAIL UNTIL YOU DON’T: FIGHT. GRIND. REPEAT. by Bobby Bones (Dey Street Hardcover), the follow-up to his #1 New York Times best-selling memoir, Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading this Book (2016). 

Bobby Bones has reached the peak of his profession. Dubbed "the most powerful man in country music" (Forbes), nearly four million fans tune in to “The Bobby Bones Show” (nationally syndicated to 100+ stations) each week. His marquee weekday morning radio show has garnered its third ACM Award and a 2017 Country Music Association award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year. He is the youngest inductee ever into the National Radio Hall of Fame, alongside legends Dick Clark, Larry King, and Howard Stern. He is one half of the successful comedy band “The Raging Idiots,” and he helped discover new musical talent by lending his expertise on the latest 
season of American Idol. But as Bobby reveals, a lot of what made him able to achieve his goals were mistakes, awkward moments, and embarrassing situations—lemons that he turned into lemonade through hard work and humility.

FAIL UNTIL YOU DON’T is an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about Bobby’s biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins. In it, he shares ideas and motivations for finding success even when seemingly surrounded by impossible odds or tough failures. The book also features anecdotes from some of his celebrity friends and music legends including Brooklyn Decker, Charlamagne Tha God, Andy Roddick, Chris Stapleton, and more, who open up about their own missteps.

Bobby’s mantra is: Fight. Grind. Repeat. A man who refuses to give up, he sees failure as something to learn from--and the recollections in this funny, smart book, full of Bobby’s brand of self-effacing humor, show he’s become such a beloved goofball. “I want people to see that other people are failing too,” Bones said. "Instagram isn’t real life. I wrote this book so people could see they weren’t alone. I wrote this book to give people the tools to use failure to their advantage.”

Bobby Bones hosts The Bobby Bones Show, a morning country music radio program that is in national syndication with Premiere Networks (owned by iHeartMedia). Nationally, The Bobby Bones Show is the biggest country music morning show in the country, with an estimated audience of nearly 4 million weekly listeners. He is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Bare Bones. He has also appeared in films and on the hit television series Nashville. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. 


Fight. Grind. Repeat.

by Bobby Bones

Dey Street Books | Hardcove

ISBN: 9780062795816

E-Book ISBN: 9780062795830


#MovietimeinManhattan @JASONMOMOA_TH @aquamanmovie @WBPictures #WhomYouKnow FIRST LOOK of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in his Iconic Suit

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king. The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (“The Expendables” films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (“Power Rangers”) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Green Lantern”) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry. Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (“The Conjuring 2”) and Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” TV’s “Training Day”), story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers. Wan’s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2,” “Forrest Gump”), his five-time editor Kirk Morri (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7,” the “Insidious” films), and production designer Bill Brzeski (“Furious 7”). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (“The Matrix” trilogy, “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”). Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Peter Safran Production, a James Wan Film, “Aquaman.” The film is set to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. “Aquaman” is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.



Principal photography is underway on the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films, starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Screenwriter Gary Dauberman (“The Nun,” “IT” films, “Annabelle” films) helms his first feature in the $1.5 billion “Conjuring” franchise. The new horror film is once again being produced by “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan through his Atomic Monster production company, and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films, through The Safran Company. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends. The film stars McKenna Grace (TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gifted,” upcoming “Captain Marvel”) as Judy; Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter, Mary Ellen; and Katie Sarife (TV’s “Youth and Consequences” and “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” and “Insidious” films, upcoming “Aquaman”) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” films, upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren. Dauberman also wrote the screenplay from a story by Wan & Dauberman. The executive producers are Michael Clear and Michelle Morrissey. Dauberman’s behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess (upcoming “The Curse of La Llorona”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle Creation,” “The Nun”), and costume designer Leah Butler (“Annabelle Creation”). From New Line Cinema, the film is set to open in theatres July 3, 2019 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.



The National Gallery has received a £4 million gift from Julia and Hans Rausing towards the refurbishment of its largest and one of its most visited rooms. 

At 34m long by 12m wide, Room 32 houses the Gallery’s world-class collection of Italian 17th century paintings, including works by Caravaggio, Reni, Guercino, Rosa and Giordano. The room will also eventually become home to the Gallery’s latest acquisition, a self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi. 

The upcoming renovation will enable the Gallery to continue to meet international museum standards and preserve the Gallery’s collection of paintings for future generations to enjoy. After the work is completed, the room will be re-opened as The Julia and Hans Rausing Room.

Room 32 is part of the first major extension to William Wilkins’ National Gallery by Edward Barry and was completed in 1876. External sun screening blinds on the roof will be upgraded to improve daylight control while suspended picture and environmental lighting will be improved to complement the natural light. The original, ornate cast-iron floor grilles that can be found in the adjacent Room 34, also designed by Barry, will be replicated.

The Gallery will install a new close-controlled air conditioning system to provide the environmental conditions required to preserve the important collection in this room. This will include a new ducted supply air system connected to the original Barry floor ducts that will flow through the new grilles that will be inset into a new oak floor.

Room 32 will close during October 2018, with the refurbishment expected to start in early January 2019. The plan is for the room to reopen in Spring 2020.

During the refurbishment the Gallery intends to have as many of the paintings as possible that are currently in Room 32 on display elsewhere in the building. 

Julia and Hans Rausing have supported the National Gallery over many years, including exhibitions such as Strange Beauty – Masters of the German Renaissance (February - May 2014) and most recently Mantegna and Bellini. 

Hannah Rothschild CBE, Chair of the National Gallery Trustees said, “The National Gallery is lucky to have such generous and enlightened supporters in Julia and Hans Rausing. Their gift will transform the heart of the building and greatly enhance the visitors' experience and the exhibition of those works.”

Julia and Hans Rausing said, “Room 32 is an iconic room within the National Gallery and we are delighted to be able to support the renovations. The upgrades will enhance the visitor experience for this magnificent room and we look forward to its reopening.”

Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, said “We are enormously grateful to Julia and Hans Rausing for enabling us to refurbish the largest and grandest gallery in the building. It is yet another example of their longstanding generosity to the Gallery and their commitment to public enjoyment of the collection.”

Founded by Parliament in 1824, the National Gallery houses the nation’s collection of Western European paintings from the late 13th to the early 20th century. The collection belongs to the nation and serves a diverse public from the UK and overseas. It is open to all, 361 days of the year, free of charge. Between 4 and 5 million people visit the National Gallery each year. The National Gallery’s collection of 2,300 paintings represents the greatest Western European painters including van Eyck, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Turner, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Rubens, Velázquez, Van Dyck, Titian and Bellini. The Gallery’s key objectives are to enhance the collection, care for the collection and provide the best possible access to visitors.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust is a charitable fund that supports organisations and charities across the globe. Since its formation, the Trust has provided over 220 grants totalling more than £185 million. The Trust supports a number of initiatives with the primary donations areas being the Arts, Children, Culture, Health, Mental Health and Science.


#FashionAlert #CloseTheDreamGap @SavannahGuthrie @hodakotb @TODAYshow @KLGandHoda @Barbie @Mattel #PetitePeachy #WhomYouKnow Barbie Honors Savannah Guthrie and Hota Kotb as Role Models with One-of-a-Kind Dolls Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners

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TODAY Show Co-hosts Celebrated as Part of the Barbie Shero Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Girls
Barbie® honors journalists Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb as role models, or “Sheroes,” for breaking boundaries to inspire the next generation of girls. The pair made history as the first female duo to anchor NBC’s TODAY Show in the franchise’s 66-year history. This milestone furthers girls and women alike, as the co-hosts bring a diverse perspective in the newsroom at a time when it’s needed most. Guthrie and Kotb will be awarded one-of-a-kind dolls in their likeness at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit.

This effort is part of the brand’s commitment to show girls more role models through the Dream Gap Project, an ongoing global initiative to raise awareness around limiting factors that prevent girls from reaching their full potential. Research has shown that starting at the age of five, many girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as smart and begin to lose confidence in their own competence -- this is coined the “Dream Gap.”

To help close the Dream Gap, Barbie is committed to highlight a minimum of 10 role models annually, because showing girls more role models is an effective way to inspire their limitless potential. To date, the brand has surpassed this goal by highlighting more than 20 historical and modern role models in 2018.

“As we head into our 60th year, it is important that we continue to shine a light on female role models – or Sheroes as we call them – like Savannah and Hoda, to show girls they can be anything,” said Lisa McKnight, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Barbie. “Savannah and Hoda have modernized morning news and allowed more women and girls to see themselves, and their stories, reflected on television.”

At the Glamour Women of the Year Summit, Barbie will honor Guthrie and Kotb on stage and lead a conversation around supporting girls. This is not the first time Barbie has partnered with Glamour, as the brand honored Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab, and Ashley Graham, model and body activist, at past Glamour Women of the Year events.

"I'm so proud to continue the partnership with Barbie and The Dream Gap, especially in what we at Glamour consider to be the year of the woman," said editor-in-chief Samantha Barry. "It’s more important than ever to show young girls that nothing is out of reach. These dolls represent a landmark moment for women this year, and I hope to inspire the next generation of women journalists." 

While the co-hosts are gifted one-of-a-kind dolls, young fans can imagine themselves in the newsroom with the Barbie TV News Team Doll set, and play out different roles in other fields with more than 50 career doll options to choose from this holiday season.

To learn more about the brand’s commitment to close the Dream Gap, please visit and join the social conversation with #CloseTheDreamGap.


#MovietimeinManhattan @TheAcademy #WhomYouKnow 166 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2018 OSCAR® RACE

One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Above and Beyond: NASA’S Journey to Tomorrow”

“Active Measures”

“Amazing Grace”

“American Chaos”

“Andy Irons: Kissed by God”

“Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco”

“Avicii: True Stories”

“Bali: Beats of Paradise”

“Bathtubs over Broadway”

“Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché”


“Better Angels”

“Bill Coors: The Will to Live”

“Bisbee ’17”

“The Bleeding Edge”

“Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”

“Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine”

“Call Her Ganda”

“Charm City”

“Chef Flynn”

“The China Hustle”

“Christian Audigier The Vif”

“The Cleaners”


“Crime + Punishment”

“Dark Money”

“Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders”

“The Dawn Wall”

“The Distant Barking of Dogs”

“Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes”


“Eating Animals”


“Fahrenheit 11/9”

“Fail State”

“Family in Transition”

“Far from the Tree”


“The First Patient”

“Foreign Land”

“40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie”

“Free Solo”

“Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”

“Generation Wealth”

“Ghost Hunting”


“The Gilligan Manifesto”

“The Gospel According to André”

“Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami”

“Graves without a Name”

“The Great Buster: A Celebration”


“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Half the Picture”

“The Heart of Nuba”


“The Homeless Chorus Speaks”



“In Search of Greatness”

“In the Land of Pomegranates”

“Inventing Tomorrow”

“Invisible Hands”


“Jane Fonda in Five Acts”

“John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection”

“The Judge”

“Kangaroo: A Love Hate Story”

“Killer Bees”

“The King”

“King in the Wilderness”

“Kusama – Infinity”

“The Last Race”

“Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy”

“Letter from Masanjia”

“Licu, a Romanian Story”

“Living in the Future’s Past”


“Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle”

“Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story”

“Love, Cecil”

“Love, Gilda”

“Love Is Tolerance – Tolerance Is Love – Make Tolerance Great Again!”

“Making The Five Heartbeats”

“Maria by Callas”

“Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.”


“Minding the Gap”

“Monrovia, Indiana”

“The Most Unknown”

“New Moon”


“Nossa Chape”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“Of Love & Law”

“On Her Shoulders”

“Opera about Poland”

“The Opera House”

“The Oslo Diaries”

“The Other Side of Everything”

“The Panama Papers”

“Path of Blood”

“People’s Republic of Desire”

“Philosopher King – Lee Teng-hui’s Dialogue”

“Pick of the Litter”


“Police Killing”

“Pope Francis – A Man of His Word”

“The Price of Everything”

“The Price of Free”

“Qiu (Inmates)”



“The Rachel Divide”

“The Raft”

“Recovery Boys”

“Restoring Tomorrow”

“Reversing Roe”

“The Road Movie”

“Robin Williams: Come inside My Mind”

“Ruben Blades Is Not My Name”

“Samouni Road”

“Saving Brinton”

“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland”

“Science Fair”

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”

“Searching for Ingmar Bergman”

“Seeing Allred”

“The Sentence”


“Shot in the Dark”

“The Silence of Others”

“Sisters of the Wilderness”

“A Son of Man”



“Studio 54”

“Summer in the Forest”

“Tea with the Dames”

“That Summer”

“That Way Madness Lies...”

“They Fight”

“They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”

“This Is Congo”

“This Is Home: A Refugee Story”

“Three Identical Strangers”

“To Be Continued”


“Travel Ban”

“The Trial”

“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace”

“Trust Machine”

“Under the Wire”

“United Skates”

“Unknown Distance”

“Up Down and Sideways”

“The Waldheim Waltz”

“We Could Be Heroes”

“Weed the People”

“What Haunts Us”

“What Lies Upstream”


“Wonderful Losers: A Different World”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

“Yellow Is Forbidden”


Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process. This year, for the first time, films that have won a qualifying award at a competitive film festival or have been submitted in the Foreign Language Film category as their country’s official selection, are also eligible in the category. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on December 17.

Films submitted in the Documentary Feature category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

The 91st Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.



#CulturedPeachy #AndreaBayer @MetMuseum #WhomYouKnow Andrea Bayer Named Deputy Director for Collections and Administration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Max Hollein, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that Andrea Bayer has been appointed Deputy Director for Collections and Administration.

In May 2018, Ms. Bayer was appointed Interim Deputy Director for Collections and Administration, continuing in her position as Jayne Wrightsman Curator in the Department of European Paintings.

"Andrea Bayer is a highly respected scholar, an imaginative exhibition curator, and an esteemed colleague at The Met," said Mr. Hollein. "Throughout her time as Interim Deputy Director and before, she has shown exceptional leadership and great loyalty to our beloved Museum. I have been deeply impressed by her commitment and capabilities during my first few months as Director of the Museum and am excited that she has just accepted our offer to become Deputy Director."

"As Curator in the Department of European Paintings, often working on projects that went across multiple departments, I know how rewarding it is to work alongside colleagues throughout the Museum," said Ms. Bayer. "I am thrilled to take on this new role, one which will allow me both to support the Director and continue to collaborate with these colleagues on an institutional level."

Andrea Bayer

Since joining The Met's Department of European Paintings in 1990 as a scholar of Italian Renaissance art, Andrea Bayer has curated groundbreaking exhibitions including Dosso Dossi, Court Painter in Renaissance Ferrara (1999); Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy (2004); Art and Love in Renaissance Italy (2008–9); and the current exhibition Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings, with Alison Manges Nogueira, Associate Curator in the Robert Lehman Collection. Ms. Bayer also co-curated Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, one of the inaugural exhibitions at The Met Breuer.

She was named Curator in European Paintings in 2007 and was appointed Jayne Wrightsman Curator in 2014. Ms. Bayer served as Interim Head of Education in 2008–09, and for six years acted as coordinating curator for the Curatorial Studies program with New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Ms. Bayer is also Co-Chairman of the Director's Exhibition Committee.

In addition to authoring numerous exhibition catalogs, Ms. Bayer has written two Museum Bulletins and recently co-authored two articles for the Metropolitan Museum Journal: "Andrea del Sarto's Borgherini Holy Family and Charity: Two Intertwined Late Works" and "An Examination of Paolo Veronese's Portrait of Alessandro Vittoria," both in volume 52 (2017).

Andrea Bayer studied at Barnard College and Princeton University, and received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1990.

About The Met 
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world in three New York City sites—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the galleries and through exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.


#NHLPeachy #SportyPeachy @NHL #WhomYouKnow Hockey Hall of Fame Induction: The Class of 2018 Bettman, Brodeur, Hefford, O'Ree, St. Louis and Yakushev comprise Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018

The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome six individuals as Honoured Members, two in the Builder Category (Gary Bettman and Willie O’Ree) and four in the Player Category (Martin Brodeur, Jayna Hefford, Martin St. Louis and Alexander Yakushev).
After more than 25 years as NHL Commissioner, Gary Bettman will join past League presidents Frank Calder (1947), Clarence S. Campbell (1966) and John A. Ziegler, Jr. (1987), in the Builder category of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Mervyn “Red” Dutton, who served as League president from 1943-46, was inducted into the Hall’s Player category in 1958.

* Bettman will become the only active commissioner from any of the four major North American professional sports leagues to be inducted into his sport’s Hall of Fame. His nearly 26-year tenure is the second-longest in League history behind Campbell’s 31 years as NHL president. It also is the longest time in office for any active commissioner of a major North American sports league.

* Over the course of more than a quarter century, Bettman has fostered the growth of the NHL from 24 to 31 teams, yielding an increase in the number of players from 787 in 1992-93 to 985 in 2017-18; zero to 158.5 million followers across a range of social media platforms and accounts; zero to 31 regular-season games staged outside of North America; and zero to 27 outdoor games by the end of this season.

* Nearly 4,300 different players born in 39 countries have played at least one NHL game since Feb. 1, 1993. The demographic of the League has also changed during his tenure, with only 8% of NHL players born outside North America before his tenure, to 26% since. Since the Commissioner’s first day in office, 23 different U.S. states have had at least five players skate in the League compared to only 11 prior to his tenure.

* Average player salaries also have increased, by 545% from $467,000 in 1992-93 to $3,012,785 today, with League revenue jumping from $400 million in 1992-93 to $4.5 billion in 2017-18.

* Those players have contested more than 30,000 games across 71 different cities in eight counties, with two new cities added to the list this season through the NHL Global Series and Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. Including preseason games, NHL players have hit the ice in more than 120 cities since Bettman started, most recently via the NHL China Games and Kraft Hockeyville.

* Total regular-season attendance has increased by 55% from 14,158,177 in Bettman’s first campaign to a League-record 22,174,362 last season.

* Bettman has guided efforts to increase exposure of the NHL and the sport of hockey across the globe, aided by long-term television deals in the United States (w/ NBC) and Canada (w/ Sportsnet). In addition, the League has partnered with international broadcast partners to deliver games live in primetime on weekends throughout the 2018-19 season to fans in 24 countries and territories across Europe via the NHL European Game of the Week.

* Bettman has greeted 757 first-round selections at the NHL Draft and presented the Stanley Cup to 15 different captains, passing the trophy to the same captain in consecutive years only twice – to Detroit’s Steve Yzerman (1997, 1998) and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (2016, 2017).

* Bettman’s commitment to social responsibility and growing the game has led to a longstanding commitment to the environment through NHL Green; League support of grassroots hockey in North America; League-wide initiatives in Hockey Fights Cancer and Hockey is For Everyone, both of which have reached 20 years of existence; the introduction of the world’s largest digital STEM education initiative, which uses hockey to teach science, technology, engineering and math concepts; and a Learn to Play program that has introduced more than 50,000 new participants to the game since 2015-16.

* The competitive balance during Bettman’s tenure has led to 14 different clubs capturing the Presidents’ Trophy and record playoff turnover of seven teams in each of the past two seasons and three of the past four. Overall, there has been playoff turnover of at least five clubs in 11 of the past 13 seasons.

The winningest goaltender in NHL history will take his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday when Martin Brodeur is inducted in the Class of 2018:

* Over the course of 22 NHL seasons, Brodeur compiled a career record of 691-397-154 in 1,266 appearances, with a 2.24 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and 125 shutouts. He sits atop the League’s all-time lists for regular-season wins, shutouts and games played by a goaltender.

* Brodeur captured the Vezina Trophy as the League’s top goaltender four times during his NHL career (2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2007-08), trailing only Jacques Plante (7), Bill Durnan (6), Dominik Hasek (6) and Ken Dryden (5) for the most since its inception in 1926-27.

* Brodeur owns the most career 30-win seasons in League history (14), including an NHL-record 12 consecutive such campaigns from 1995-96 to 2007-08. He recorded at least 40 wins in a season a League-best eight times and set a single-season NHL record with 48 wins in 2006-07, a mark matched by Braden Holtby in 2015-16.

* Brodeur backstopped the Devils to a playoff berth in 17 of 21 seasons – winning the Stanley Cup three times in an eight-year span (1995, 2000 and 2003) – posting a 113-91 record in 205 career postseason appearances, with a 2.02 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and 24 shutouts. He is the NHL’s all-time playoff leader in shutouts and trails longtime rival Patrick Roy (151) for the most playoff wins.

* Brodeur earned six of his 113 career postseason victories in Game 7s, tied with Roy and Henrik Lundqvist for the highest such total in Stanley Cup Playoffs history.

* Brodeur established a single-postseason NHL record with seven shutouts during the Devils’ Cup run in 2003. Three of those shutouts came in the championship series, making Brodeur just the third goaltender in NHL history to post at least three perfect showings in the Stanley Cup Final – Clint Benedict (1926 with Montreal Maroons) and Frank McCool (1945 with Toronto Maple Leafs) also had three shutouts apiece in the Final.

* Known for his hybrid goaltending style, Brodeur also did his part offensively. He was credited with three career goals (2 regular-season, 1 playoffs) and 57 total assists (45 regular-season, 12 playoffs). His 60 career points (3-57—60) are second-most in NHL history by a goaltender behind fellow Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr (0-61—61).

* A staple in net for Team Canada over the course of his career, Brodeur won the World Cup of Hockey (2004), two Olympic gold medals (2002 and 2010) and two silver medals at the World Championship (1996 and 2005).

* He recorded his final NHL win and shutout on Dec. 29, 2014 as a member of the Blues. At 42 years, 237 days, Brodeur became the fifth-oldest goaltender in NHL history to earn a shutout.

* A Devils icon, Brodeur recorded 688 of his League-record 691 career regular-season wins in a New Jersey uniform – by far the highest total with one franchise in NHL history among goaltenders. He now serves as the club’s Executive Vice President of Business Development.

A Team Canada icon who represented her country on the ice for 17 years and ranks second all-time on the Canadian National Women’s Team in scoring with 157-134—291 in 267 GP, Jayna Hefford will become the sixth female inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

* Hefford will join five other female hockey stars and trailblazers in the Hall of Fame: Angela James (2010), Cammi Granato (2010),Geraldine Heaney (2013), Angela Ruggiero (2015) and Danielle Goyette (2017).

* Hefford represented Team Canada in each of the first five Olympic Winter Games to feature women’s hockey, including four consecutive gold medal wins to close out her Olympic career (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014). In doing so, she joined teammates Hayley Wickenheiser andCaroline Ouellette as the only players in women’s hockey history to earn a gold medal in four consecutive Olympics.

* At the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hefford scored the winning goal in the final against Team USA – with just one second remaining in the second period – to propel Canada to its first Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey.

* Hefford appeared in 12 Women’s World Championships from 1997-2013, capturing seven gold and five silver medals. She was a member of five consecutive gold medal-winning teams from 1997-2004, named a Tournament All-Star on three occasions (1999, 2004, 2008) and presented the Directorate Award as the Top Forward in consecutive appearances (2004 and 2005).

* At the club level, Hefford spent 14 seasons with the Brampton Thunder across two leagues (National Women’s Hockey League: 1998-2007; Canadian Women’s Hockey League: 2007-13), winning the championship in back to back seasons (2006-07 and 2007-08).

* One of the most prolific scorers in women’s hockey history, Hefford earned CWHL Most Valuable Player honors in the league’s inaugural season (2007-08) and claimed the Angela James Bowl as the CWHL’s leading scorer in 2008-09. In 2015-16, the CWHL introduced the Jayna Hefford Trophy, awarded annually to the league’s most outstanding player as voted by the players.

* Hefford continues her dedication to the growth of women’s hockey as the interim commissioner of the CWHL.

After becoming the first black player to compete in the NHL, collecting more than 1,000 points over a 22-year professional hockey career, and touching countless lives through his work as the League’s Diversity Ambassador, Willie O’Ree is set to take his place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

* Despite losing sight in his right eye while playing junior hockey in Kitchener in 1956, O’Ree made his NHL debut within two years of that incident – on Jan. 18, 1958 with the Bruins in Montreal – and played a total of 45 games, scoring his first NHL goal on Jan. 1, 1961 (4-10—14). A well-rounded player, O’Ree hit the 450 milestones for both goals and assists over the course of more than 1,100 professional games.

* At the age of 82, O’Ree celebrated 20 years as NHL Diversity Ambassador in 2018 while also marking the 60th anniversary of his first NHL game. In conjunction with these milestones, O’Ree was on hand at the 2018 NHL Awards in Las Vegas to present the first-ever Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, which was won posthumously by Darcy Haugan of the Humboldt Broncos.

* Born Oct. 15, 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, as the youngest of 13 children, O’Ree has garnered many accolades over his career including the Lester Patrick Trophy (2003) and Order of Canada (2008). O’Ree has a rink in his name in both his hometown – where he is a member of that province’s Hall of Fame – and in Boston, where he broke into the NHL with the Bruins. He also was inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame in 2008.

* Since 1998, O’Ree has built and supported more than 30 non-profit youth hockey programs throughout North America, giving more than 120,000 boys and girls from disadvantaged and marginalized populations the opportunity to play hockey. As part of that commitment, O’Ree has made more than 500 visits to schools, community centers and rinks – over nearly 2,500 travel days – and been the subject of more than 13,000 books, articles and shows.

* Through his actions and his words, O’Ree has created greater opportunity and hope for underrepresented, disadvantaged and marginalized boys and girls. He has inspired generations of people to believe that anything is possible, and has worked tirelessly to reinforce that message in communities across North America.

NHL Player Testimonials:
"Because of him, there are more black hockey players coming up, not just in the NHL but in the minor leagues…not just for our race but anyrace, really. It doesn't matter where you're from or which language you speak, it's a game for everyone.“ – Anthony Duclair, Columbus Blue Jackets

“The barrier he was able to break, it's important not only for our sport, but it was important for America.” – T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

“Willie has just as much of an impact on hockey as a guy like Wayne Gretzky. His impact on the sport is just that great when you think about it… I wouldn't be playing in the League if it wasn't for Willie O'Ree.” – P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators

“He's a big reason why I'm playing hockey today and why other black players have a chance to play in the NHL. He's why I wear 22.” – Madison Bowey, Washington Capitals

“It's guys like him and Jackie Robinson – go back in the times and look at these historic characters who will go down as heroes.” – Matt Dumba, Minnesota Wild

Undrafted, undersized and a two-time Art Ross Trophy winner, Martin St. Louis won the Stanley Cup and collected 391 goals, 642 assists and 1,033 points over the course of 1,134 regular-season NHL games during his Hall of Fame career:

* Among players to debut since 1963-64 (following the NHL’s first-ever draft), St. Louis is one of seven undrafted skaters to amass at least 1,000 career points (also Wayne Gretzky, Phil Esposito, Adam Oates, Peter Stastny, Dino Ciccarelli and Joe Mullen) and one of seven to compile at least 600 career assists (also Gretzky, Oates, Esposito, Stastny, Bobby Orr and Borje Salming).

* After four seasons at the University of Vermont and stints in the American Hockey League and International Hockey League, St. Louis broke into the NHL in 1998-99 with the Flames. His first two career NHL games came in Tokyo, Japan as part of the League’s second venture outside North America for regular-season games (Oct. 9-10, 1998).

* St. Louis is one of three players in NHL history listed at 5’8” or shorter with over 1,000 career points (also Henri Richard and Theo Fleury) and one of four with at least 600 career assists (also Richard, Fleury and Cliff Ronning).

* St. Louis is the only player in Lightning history to capture the Art Ross Trophy as the League’s top scorer, winning in 2003-04 and again in 2012-13. The eight years between Art Ross wins for St. Louis is the largest such gap by any player since the award was introduced in 1947-48. His second win also made St. Louis (37 years, 314 days) the oldest player in NHL history to capture the Art Ross Trophy, shattering the previous mark set in 1962-63 by Gordie Howe (34 years, 358 days).

* A Lightning icon, St. Louis spent 13 of his 16 NHL campaigns with Tampa Bay from 2000-01 to 2013-14 and remains the all-time franchise leader in regular-season assists and points (365-588—953 in 972 GP). He also owns the most career playoff goals and points in Lightning franchise history (33-35—68 in 63 GP).

* St. Louis led all players with 15 assists in the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs (9-15—24 in 23 GP) to help the Lightning capture their first Stanley Cup. His 15 assists in 2004 remain a single-postseason franchise record.

* Did You Know? St. Louis scored 15 career regular-season goals against Martin Brodeur, tied for the fifth-most ever against Brodeur behind Simon Gagne (19), Jaromir Jagr (18), Mike Knuble (18) and Eric Lindros (16). St. Louis also scored five career playoff goals against Brodeur, tied for his second-highest such total against any NHL goaltender (Ray Emery: 6).

* A member of Team Canada on numerous occasions, St. Louis won the World Cup of Hockey (2004), Olympic gold (2014) and two silver medals at the World Championship (2008 and 2009).

Alexander Yakushev is a Russian hockey legend who dominated opponents using size and skill, was a member of gold medal-winning teams at Olympics and World Championships, and excelled in head-to-head clashes with NHL players.

* Yakushev is the eighth Russian-born and trained player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame joining Pavel Bure, Sergei Fedorov,Vlacheslav Fetisov, Valeri Kharlamov, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov and Vladislav Tretiak.

* Yakushev was a key member of the Soviet Union when they faced Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, an eight-game series between the two countries that pitted the dominant Soviet national team against professional players from the NHL for the first time. Despite Team Canada claiming victory in the series with a 4-3-1 record, Yakushev led his team with 11 points (7-4—11 in 8 GP) and his seven goals tied Team Canada’s Paul Henderson and Phil Esposito for the series lead.

* In the 1974 Summit Series, which followed the same format as 1972 but pitted the Soviet national team against professional players from the World Hockey Association, Yakushev again led his team in scoring with eight points (6-2—8 in 7 GP) as the USSR won the series with a 4-1-3 record.

* Internationally, Yakushev made two appearances for the Soviet Union at the Olympic Winter Games capturing gold in 1972 (0-3—3 in 5 GP) and 1976 (4-9—13 in 6 GP).

* Yakushev was also a member of seven gold medal-winning teams at the World Championship where he was named a Tournament All-Star in 1974 and 1975 and presented the Directorate Award as the Top Forward in 1975 after posting 11-5—16 in 8 games.

* Hockey Hall of Fame member Phil Esposito told that Yakushev was the Soviet Union’s best player in the 1972 Summit Series. The higher the level of competition, the more Yakushev stood out – in tournaments that included NHL/WHA players (including World Championship games), he averaged more than a point per game (16-11—27 in 21 GP).

* In addition to his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Yakushev was previously inducted into the Russian Hockey Hall of Fame in 1970 and the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 2003.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

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