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Friday, June 7, 2019

#NewYorkNotes @RecordingAcad #NewlyElectedOfficers RECORDING ACADEMY™ ANNOUNCES HARVEY MASON JR., TAMMY HURT, TERRY HEMMINGS, AND CHRISTINE ALBERT AS NEWLY ELECTED NATIONAL OFFICERS

The Recording Academy™ announced today its newly elected National Officers of the Board of Trustees, voted upon at the organization's annual spring Board of Trustees meeting in May. Record producer Harvey Mason Jr. has been elected as the Chair of the Board of Trustees, and managing partner of Placement Music Tammy Hurt will serve as Vice Chair. Veteran music executive Terry Hemmings was re-elected Secretary/Treasurer and recording artist and founder/CEO of Swan Songs Christine Albert assumes the position of Chair Emeritus. All officer appointments were effective on June 1, 2019.

"Following the outcome of our annual spring Board of Trustees meeting, it's clear the Recording Academy's governance continues to demonstrate its commitment to keeping the Academy a relevant and responsive organization," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "We are thrilled with the diversity and depth of music industry experience embodied by our new slate of National Officers. These esteemed and talented individuals will continue to carry out the mission of this organization which works on behalf of all music creators and professionals year-round."

ABOUT THE NATIONAL OFFICERS

Harvey Mason Jr. has penned and produced songs for both industry legends and today's biggest superstars. Everyone from Whitney Houston to BeyoncĂ©, Elton John to Justin Timberlake, Aretha Franklin to Ariana Grande, Britney Spears to Camila Cabello, Luther Vandross to Justin Bieber, and Michael Jackson to Chris Brown have called on Mason to deliver uniquely musical, yet radio-friendly hit records. Simultaneously, Mason has been instrumental in producing memorable music for many of the biggest musical films and TV events from the past decade. Films such as Dreamgirls, Sparkle, Shrek, the Pitch Perfect franchise, Straight Outta Compton, SING, and TV shows, including "The Wiz Live!" and "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert," have counted on Mason's musical talent and taste. He is currently working on producing all the music for Sing 2 for Universal Pictures, as well as musical projects for Disney and Netflix. Mason donates his time and resources to several charitable organizations, including GRAMMY In The Schools®, MusiCares®, Ronald McDonald House, the American Cancer Society, and Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Harvey received the Spirit of Excellence Award in 2012 from the T.J. Martell Foundation for his philanthropic efforts.

Independent music industry veteran Tammy Hurt has been a driving force in Atlanta's music scene for decades and has served on the Board of the Recording Academy's Atlanta Chapter for 14 years. Hurt is the managing partner of Placement Music, a boutique entertainment firm specializing in custom music, scoring, and licensing, which was commissioned by FOX Sports for a second consecutive Super Bowl broadcast to create an original full orchestral score. Additional credits include Paramount Pictures, CBS, MTV, HBO, BET, Sony, Lifetime, Hallmark, NFL, NASCAR, "True Blood," "Dexter," "Drop Dead Diva," Mean Girls 2, and multiple custom placements in the indie film HITS, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. A co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Georgia Music Partners, Hurt spearheaded the campaign to create and pass Georgia's first standalone music tax incentive, the Georgia Music Investment Act. She is a recipient of Catalyst Magazine's Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Ones to Watch Award and is an openly LGBTQ Officer of the Academy.

Terry Hemmings serves as president/CEO of Provident Music Group (Sony Music Entertainment), overseeing Provident Label Group—Essential Records, Reunion Records, Essential Worship, RCA Inspiration, Essential Sound, Verity, Fo Yo Soul/RCA, ReMade Records, and House Music. His rosters include Casting Crowns, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Zach Williams, Tauren Wells, Matthew West, Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, Marvin Sapp, and Donnie McClurkin, and Koryn Hawthorne. Hemmings oversees Provident Films (War Room, Courageous, and Woodlawn), Essential Music Publishing, and Essential Artist Services. A Leadership Music alum, he serves on boards of the RIAA, Gospel Music Trust Fund, and Music City Music Council in addition to the Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.

Christine Albert is an independent recording artist and founder/CEO of Swan Songs, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that fulfills musical last wishes. Albert has released 12 independent albums as a solo artist and as part of the folk/Americana duo Albert And Gage. Albert and her husband and musical partner Chris Gage also own and operate MoonHouse Studio and MoonHouse Records in Austin. Albert is known for her "Texafrance" series of French/English recordings that combine her European heritage and Texas musical roots. She has appeared on "Austin City Limits," was honored as Female Vocalist of the Year by the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards, and was awarded Superstar of Austin Music by the Austin Chamber of Commerce for her community service work. She was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Association Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame in 2018. In addition to her role as Chair Emeritus for the Recording Academy, she also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Latin Recording Academy® and the Board of Directors of MusiCares.

These accomplished, elected officers, in partnership with current President/CEO Neil Portnow and incoming President/CEO Deborah Dugan, will lead the Board of Trustees and Recording Academy senior staff to strategically guide and shape the mission and policies of the Academy and its affiliates.

Headshots for the National Officers can be found here. For the full list of the Recording Academy's Board of Trustees, click here




ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards®—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, and YouTube

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#SeeManhattanonYourFeet #ShoeoftheWeekWomen @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #HighlyRecommends #Pomodoro #Cozy by #PaulMayerAttitudes !!!!!

MEET POMODORO!

What could be PEACHIER than a new Cozy pair by Paul Mayer Attitudes!
If you said nothing, you're in the right place.
It's time to start the weekend right so the brand new Pomodoro (bien sur: TOMATO in ITALIAN mes amies!) visited the market and naturally, they started with the peaches.
"There's no place like home."
-Dorothy
"There are no ballet flats like Paul Mayer Attitudes."
-Peachy Deegan
Spring has sprung in Manhattan!  Are your feet ready?
Many years ago, we had the great (not merely good) fortune to meet Paul Mayer and Jeff Levy, and they have enlightened our feet ever since.  There is absolutely no ballet flat on the worldwide market on planet earth (we have yet to ever leave and check the other planets, but we doubt they can compete) that is as well made, as stunningly gorgeous, and as fabulously comfortable as the Cozy by Paul Mayer Attitudes.
WE LOVE PAUL!
Paul Mayer is a Mover and Shaker: 
And because he makes the best shoes in the world, you should follow him:
When you put these on your feet you will feel better than Cinderella and Prince Charming is all in the cushion, enabling you to marathon walk at Peachy-speed to get through your Saturday to-do list!  We never have gotten blisters from any of our Cozy models and have walked up to 15 miles at a time in them...usually at the Javits!  Lesser models can wreck havoc on your feet because they have not invested the thought, craftsmanship, creative history and care that Paul has.  Even if those other shoes ate all the vegetables in the world, they would not improve the health of your feet.
These hot numbers are a spicy Pomodoro to enliven your life!  
You will float down the street in the Pomodoro Quilted Nappa which pair with jeans just as well as the hottest dress to grace the runway.  This color is truly invigorating and will enhance your collection with powerful vivacity, attracting all that is amazing in the world to your feet.
Of course, the Pomodoro felt as if there is no place like home with the tomatoes.
From every angle, beauty, comfort and even fantastic treads to get you through the crosswalk when it is turning epitomize this hot model.
Treat your feet!
They are perfectly topped off with the perfect patent leather toe:
They say pineapples are hospitality: be hospitable to your feet!
No monkeying around!  Go get your pair!
All will come up roses in your life when your feet are both beautiful and comfortable, a balance best achieved in the footwear market by the Cozy of Paul Mayer Attitudes!
Paul Mayer's luxuriously, comfortable designs keep women coming back for multiple -- even dozens -- of pairs. Classic, yet contemporary and always comfortable, his shoes are an addiction that we highly recommend. A staple of the Paul Mayer collection is the simple ballet-flat, with true ballerina construction for a perfect fit that comes in a variety of colors and materials. A cult favorite is the cozy, a flat with lavender-scent infused soles adding style and fragrance to collector's closets as Paul's designs emerge in sophisticated design incarnations season after season in the most incredible hues, textures and modern innovations in luxury footwear because we know firsthand how incredibly brilliant he is. Mayer founded the brand in 2004 with partner, Jeff Levy. All shoes in the line are manufactured in Spain’s Valencia region, along the Mediterranean coast by a skilled staff of 12 artisans. They craft each pair of shoes with an old-world attention to detail that includes in-house embroidery, quilting and stitching as well as custom tanned leather. This allows the brand to cater to each retailer’s specific demands in with timely and consistent alacrity, with orders completed in an unheard-of 3 to 5 weeks. When not in New York, Paul can be found traveling to his myriad of stores across the country meeting his loyal clientele or vacationing in his favorite spot, the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach.

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#WhomWeMiss @RecordingAcad #DrJohn #NewYorkNotes RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: DR. JOHN JUNE 6, 2019

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.—known to most as Dr. John—was a radiant singer, songwriter, and pianist whose career in music made him a New Orleans icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. He earned 15 GRAMMY® nominations and six GRAMMY Awards® throughout his celebrated career, including Best Blues Album for his critically acclaimed 2012 album, Locked Down. His funky approach to blending musical styles and imaginative persona helped diversify the New Orleans Sound, which was on full display during an energetic performance with the Black Keys at the 55th GRAMMY Awards. This is a great loss for our industry and Dr. John will be deeply missed.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
Recording Academy

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

#ReadThis #MetCamp @YalePress @YaleBooks Camp: Notes on Fashion by #AndrewBolton #FashionAlert @MetMuseum Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner



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One of our favorite parts of existence at all in Manhattan is the Fashion Press Preview at The Met, which we have been honored to cover for eleven consecutive years:

This year, it's CAMP!
Met Camp 2019:

To fully appreciate any of these exhibits, one absolutely positively must read Yale University Press's corresponding book! We could not be more thrilled to highly recommend CAMP!

If you've ever emailed Peachy, you know a quote by Oscar Wilde is hard to beat, and one's found immediately once you open this great work on the inside of the spine.  There's double the pleasure with a formal account on the left and even more fashion visuals on the right: I and II respectively.  Of course we love most that Mover and Shaker Zandra Rhodes was included and of course we met her at The Met initially a previous year during this press preview.

The popularity of these fashion exhibits are off the charts, and when you read this book you can spend real quality quiet time with the contents of the exhibit and read it all in peace!  We recommend reading it at least twice before you visit the exhibit, so you get the most of your visit when you go. 

If you are not overly familiar with Camp by definition, all will be clear by the conclusion of this book.  Exaggeration and overdoing it have never been done so well, hence the double edition!  It is truly a celebration of imagination and creative enthusiasm.  Page 163 is most essential as it contains Sontag's notes which are the thesis for this entire phenomena.

We had no idea this began with the World Fair in New York City in 1964, but now that we know it did, we are going to ask our family members that were there!  From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones to 57 pages of a comprehensive introduction by Fabio Cleto, the stage is set for the aesthetics that follow that hit the high note on individualism.

From Hogarth's analysis of beauty to Moliere's use of camp as a verb, Camp: Notes on Fashion is one of the most innovative and well-researched fashion works we've ever seen as it is so conceptual and interpreted so widely.  In our grammar worship we also appreciate how the word camp is examined as more than one language function (adjective is after verb! and later of course noun) however, regardless of its functional form, it is packed with fun.

Our favorites in I include:
*Liza Minelli on page 117 (we loved meeting her-see our instagram)
*Panoramic Versailles page 138 one of our favorite rooms at The Met
*Tiffany lamp p. 144
*Josephine Baker (Chez Josephine under her son Jean Claude was a favorite when he was alive) and Coco Chanel on p. 148
*Warhol p. 158-59

In II:
(unnumbered)
Zandra Rhodes, Karl Lagerfeld, House of Dior, Philip Treacy, Marc Jacobs (whom we also met at another Met press preview early on), House of Schiaparelli, House of Chanel, Gucci....know what?  We loved all of it.  You will have the best time looking at Part II as you understand it so well, having read Part I first.

No matter how in depth your fashion knowledge is prior to this, it will undoubtedly become greatly enhanced after.  And when reading it a second time, it will really gel.
Read it with ALL your flamingos and toast to High Camp with a flute of champagne!  



Camp: Notes on Fashion 
Andrew Bolton 
with Karen Van Godtsenhoven and Amanda Garfinkel Introduction by Fabio Cleto 

Although an elusive concept, “camp” can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself as a complex aesthetic that challenges the status quo. As an expression of the playful dynamic between high art and popular culture, fashion both embraces and flaunts such camp modes as irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration. Drawing from Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp’,” this multifaceted publication presents the sartorial manifestations of the camp sensibility while contributing new theoretical and conceptual insights to the camp canon through texts and images. Stunning new photography by Johnny Dufort highlights works by exceptional fashion designers including Thom Browne, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele, Franco Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood. 

Andrew Bolton is Wendy Yu Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
Accompanying the exhibition at The Met Fifth Avenue, on view May 9–September 8, 2019. 

The exhibition and the catalogue are made possible by Gucci. Additional support is provided by Condé Nast.

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#NHLPeachy @NHL #StanleyCupFinals #GAME5 @NHLonNBC #MikeMilburyRocks 2019 Stanley Cup Final Pregame Notes – Game 5 St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins (8 p.m. ET, NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS); Series Tied 2-2

GAME 5 OFFICIALS

The referees for tonight’s game are Steve Kozari (No. 40) and Kelly Sutherland (No. 11). The linesmen are Greg Devorski (No. 54) and Pierre Racicot (No. 65).


GAME 5 TRENDS

* This marks the 26th time that the Stanley Cup Final has been tied 2-2 under the best-of-seven format (since 1939). The winner of Game 5 in that scenario ultimately has captured the Stanley Cup on 18 of the past 25 occasions (72.0%).


* When a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 (regardless of round), the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 210-58 (.784), including a 5-3 (.625) mark in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.


* The Bruins own an all-time series record of 14-3 (.824) when winning Game 5 after being tied 2-2 under the best-of-seven format. The Blues are 8-1 (.889) when winning Game 5 in that scenario.

* Boston has been tied 2-2 in the Stanley Cup Final on four previous occasions, losing Game 5 each time but also winning the Stanley Cup once (2011 vs. VAN: 4-3 W). The other three scenarios: 1958 vs. MTL (2-4 L), 1978 vs. MTL (2-4 L) and 2013 vs. CHI (2-4 L).

* St. Louis is contesting a Game 5 in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.

* Regardless of the outcome of Game 5, the Bruins own an all-time series record of 18-16 (.529) when a best-of-seven series is tied after four games. The Blues are 10-15 (.400) in that scenario.

* Boston is 35-44 (.443) in 79 all-time Game 5s under the best-of-seven format, including a 1-1 record this postseason. The Bruins are 28-22 (.560) overall in Game 5s at home (1-1 this year).

* St. Louis is 23-26 (.469) in 49 all-time Game 5s under the best-of-seven format, including a 2-1 clip this postseason. The Blues are 7-16 (.304) overall in Game 5s on the road (2-0 this year).

* Boston owns a 4-1 record in Games 5-7 of series this postseason (2-1 in R1 vs. TOR, 2-0 in R2 vs. CBJ), outscoring opponents 17-8 in those contests.

* St. Louis has a 6-1 record in Games 5-7 of series this postseason (2-0 in R1 vs. WPG, 2-1 in R2 vs. DAL, 2-0 in CF vs. SJS), outscoring opponents 23-9 in those outings.

* This marks the 16th time in the last 20 years that the Stanley Cup Final will require at least six games. There has not been a single sweep in that span nor has there been consecutive years without at least a six-game series.

HOME/ROAD SPLITS

* The Bruins own a 7-4 record at TD Garden this postseason, outscoring opponents 37-25 on home ice while clicking at 25.0 percent on the power play (9-for-36) and 89.7 percent on the penalty kill (26-for-29). Seventeen different players have scored at least one goal for Boston at TD Garden this postseason, tied for the most unique goal-scorers by one team on home ice in a playoff year (also 1984 EDM, 1991 PIT and 2014 LAK).

* The Blues are 8-3 as visitors this postseason, outscoring opponents 36-28. Only five teams in NHL history have earned more road wins in a single playoff year: the 1995 Devils (10-1), 2012 Kings (10-1), 2000 Devils (10-2), 2018 Capitals (10‑3) and 2004 Flames (10-4).

* Goaltender Tuukka Rask has started all 11 home games for Boston this postseason, compiling a 2.09 goals-against average and .928 save percentage. Jordan Binnington has played all 11 road games for St. Louis, totaling a 2.38 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and one shutout.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TIGHTLY CONTESTED STANLEY CUP FINAL

Three of the four games thus far in the Stanley Cup Final have been decided by one goal, or two goals following an empty-net strike. Overall, the series has been tied or within one goal for 80.7 percent of total playing time. A breakdown:


Time Tied 

Separated by 1 Goal 

Separated by 2 Goals 

Separated by 3+ Goals 

Total Time


104:28 (42.8%) 

92:29 (37.9%) 

6:44 (2.8%) 

40:10 (16.5%) 

243:51




The Bruins and Blues have held leads for similar times, with Boston doing so for 30.1 percent of total playing time (73:23) and St. Louis at 27.1 percent (66:00).



BOSTON, RASK LOOK FOR ANOTHER BOUNCE-BACK PERFORMANCE

Neither team has strung together consecutive wins thus far in the Stanley Cup Final.



The Bruins are looking to improve upon their 5-1 record following a loss this postseason. Their .833 winning percentage in that scenario ranks behind only the Avalanche (4-0, 1.000) and just ahead of the Blues (7-2, .778) in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.



Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask owns a 5-1 record, 2.01 goals-against average and .940 save percentage on the heels of a defeat this postseason. St. Louis netminder Jordan Binnington is 7-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in that scenario.



The Bruins and Blues also were among the best teams following a loss during the regular season. Boston’s .672 points percentage (19-8-5) ranked fifth in the NHL, while St. Louis placed eighth at .649 (23-12-2).



COYLE AIMS TO EXTEND GOAL STREAK, JOIN SHORT LIST

Bruins center Charlie Coyle (9-7—16 in 21 GP) scored for a third straight contest in Game 4 (3-1—4) to tie Patrice Bergeron (9-8—17 in 21 GP) for the team lead in goals this postseason.



Coyle, who was acquired prior to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline, is seeking to become the 14th player in NHL history to score in four consecutive Stanley Cup Final games and first since Edmonton’s Wayne Gretzky in 1985 (7-4—11 in 4 GP vs. PHI). Two Bruins players have achieved the feat: Johnny Bucyk in 1970 (6-0—6 in 4 GP vs. STL) and Roy Conacher in 1939 (5-2—7 in 4 GP vs. TOR).



Coyle, who made his Bruins debut on Feb. 23 (against the Blues), can become the seventh player in NHL history to reach the 10-goal mark in a playoff year after being acquired during the regular season. Marian Gaborik was the last to do so, registering 14 postseason goals with the Kings en route to their 2014 Stanley Cup victory.



Overall, Coyle’s production this postseason already has surpassed his totals from 44 career playoff games prior to 2019 (7-8—15).



SPECIAL TEAMS AGAIN IGNITE BRUINS . . .

Although their streak of seven consecutive games with at least one power-play goal came to an end in Game 4, the Bruins again were aided offensively by their special teams. Boston’s penalty kill went 3-for-3 while also contributing the tying goal in the second period.



Defenseman Brandon Carlo became the fourth player in NHL history to score his first career playoff goal while shorthanded in the Stanley Cup Final. The others (all defensemen): Bucko McDonald (1936), Bob Turner (1962) and Serge Savard (1968).



Carlo also registered the first shorthanded goal by a defenseman in the Stanley Cup Final (regardless of career goal number) since 2000, when New Jersey’s Scott Niedermayer scored in Game 6 at DAL.



Overall, Carlo recorded the 10th shorthanded playoff goal by a Bruins defenseman (regardless of round) and first since 1988 (Gord Kluzak: Game 1 of DSF vs. BUF).



. . . PUT TEAM IN RARE COMPANY

Defenseman Brandon Carlo became the 20th different player to score a goal for the Bruins in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, one shy of the single-year NHL record set by the 1987 Flyers (21). Five other teams have had 20 different goal-scorers in a single postseason: the 1984 Oilers, 1986 Blues, 1991 Penguins, 1993 Maple Leafs and 1995 Devils.



Only two skaters who have played a game for Boston this postseason have yet to score a goal: John Moore (7 GP) and Karson Kuhlman (6 GP).



BLUES SEEK ANOTHER FAST START

Center Ryan O’Reilly (2-0—2) scored 43 seconds after the opening face-off in Game 4, marking the Blues’ third goal in the first minute of a game this postseason. The others: Jaden Schwartz at 0:23 in Game 6 of R1 vs. WPG (3-2 W) and Ivan Barbashev at 0:35 in Game 4 of CF vs. SJS (2-1 W).



O’Reilly, who added the winning goal at 10:38 of the third period, posted his first career multi-goal playoff game (36 GP). He became the second St. Louis player to register a multi-goal performance in the Stanley Cup Final, following Red Berenson in 1968 (Game 3 at MTL: 2-0—2).



O’Reilly can become the 12th different player in NHL history to score multiple goals in consecutive Stanley Cup Final games and first since Vancouver’s Geoff Courtnall in 1994 (Games 5-6 vs. NYR: 4-0—4).



BINNINGTON NEARS ROOKIE MARKS

Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (21 SV) earned his 14th playoff win in Game 4, one shy of the single-year rookie record achieved by four players in NHL history: Patrick Roy (15-5 in 1986 w/ MTL), Matt Murray (15-6 in 2016 w/ PIT), Cam Ward (15-8 in 2006 w/ CAR) and Ron Hextall (15-11 in 1987 w/ PHI). Of those four, only Hextall did not capture the Stanley Cup.



Binnington – who is 14-9 with a 2.52 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and one shutout this postseason – improved to 7-2 following a loss in the playoffs (1.86 GAA, .933 SV%). Only three goaltenders have earned more such wins within a single postseason: Nikolai Khabibulin (8-0 in 2004 w/ TBL), Hextall (8-2 in 1987 w/ PHI) and Miikka Kiprusoff (8-3 in 2004 w/ CGY).



Binnington owns an 8-3 record on the road this postseason (2.38 GAA, .914 SV%, 1 SO), tied with Hextall (8-5 in 1987 w/ PHI) for the most such wins by a rookie in a single playoff year.



TARASENKO CLOSES IN ON FRANCHISE RECORDS

Right wing Vladimir Tarasenko scored in Game 4 to continue his climb up the Blues’ record book. The seven-year NHL veteran now has 33 career playoff goals (67 GP, all w/ STL), two shy of matching Bernie Federko (35 in 91 GP) for second place in franchise history.



Tarasenko also has 11 goals this postseason (11-5—16 in 23 GP), two back of Brett Hull’s single-year team record set in 1990 (13-8—21 in 12 GP). Teammate Jaden Schwartz (12-6—18 in 23 GP) currently is one goal shy of Hull’s mark.



REMINDER: STANLEY CUP FINAL INFORMATION GUIDE

The 2019 Stanley Cup Final Information Guide – featuring a statistical look at the Blues-Bruins matchup as well as box scores from every Stanley Cup Final in NHL history – is available for download via the League’s Media site.

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#BeachyPeachy #SharkWeek #30thAnniversary @DiscoveryIncTV #SmallScreenScenes #PeachysPetPals SHARK WEEK 2019 MAKES A HUGE SPLASH WITH OVER 20 HOURS OF SHARK PROGRAMMING, PREMIERING SUNDAY, JULY 28 ON DISCOVERY

SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running, and most anticipated summer event returns with bigger sharks and bigger bites on Sunday, July 28 and continues through Sunday, August 4. With more than 20 hours of shark programming throughout the week, SHARK WEEK 2019’s fincredible lineup will deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories revealing remarkable insights into the mysterious world of these magnificent creatures. In addition, after taming sharks with Shaq for SHARK WEEK’s 30th anniversary, Rob Riggle is diving back into the water for the ultimate “Shark Trip” with some of his celebrity friends.

Discovery Channel continues to work with nearly two dozen of the world’s most respected marine biologists and science institutions to bring brand-new, innovative shark research technology and compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world. SHARK WEEK 2019 will take viewers to the depths of the ocean in search of Deep Blue, employ the first ‘drone-towed’ seal decoy, and test some of the most exciting, cutting-edge technology for shark detecting surveillance.

Discovery will leave no shark fan behind, bringing the SHARK WEEK experience to viewers across digital and social media platforms. New partnerships with shark experts and nonprofit groups will deliver a 360 multi-platform experience uncovering the latest shark discoveries and trending shark topics around the globe.

This year, Oceana and Discovery are teaming up to help protect sharks, which are threatened by a global shark fin trade that includes fins from as many as 73 million sharks each year. The fight against this brutal, wasteful practice is also supported by collaborations with major brands that raise money for Oceana’s campaigns and create content to educate fans about why healthy oceans need sharks. Discovery will also be working with Ocean Conservancy again this year to help clean up beaches and inland waterways across the country to keep our waters clean for sharks and the other marine life that live in them. More than 8 million metric tons of plastic enter our ocean every year. Ocean Conservancy is working around the world to stop the flow of plastic into the ocean by 2030 and organizes the world’s largest volunteer effort on behalf of the ocean, the International Coastal Cleanup. Find a local cleanup near you at www.signuptocleanup.org.

Last year, SHARK WEEK made a big ratings splash for its 30th anniversary, reaching 34.9M Total Viewers across Total Day. Discovery Channel was the #1 network on all of TV in Prime during SHARK WEEK – beating the broadcast networks – among M18-49 and M18-34 and had its 4th-highest rated SHARK WEEK on record across all 25-54s and 18-49s. Discovery Channel ranked as cable’s #1 network in Prime across all 25-54s, all 18-49s, and all 18-34s while SHAQ DOES SHARK WEEK was cable’s #1 telecast during SHARK WEEK in P25-54 & M25-54**. In addition, SHARK WEEK 2018 engaged fans across multiple platforms and reached 48 million users across Facebook and Instagram. The week also garnered 3.5 million streams across all Discovery GO (DGO) digital platforms.

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 88.3 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.

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 nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, 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 corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

**Source: The Nielsen Company, Live+3 program-based strict daypart coverage area data, excl. breakouts (starts within, no exclusions for “best ever” stories, reach, and TC ranks). Su-Sa for Shark Week except reach is Su-Su (2nd Sunday is Live+SD). Ranks based on 000s, “best ever” stories and % change based on ratings. Total Day is 9a-3a for all but TC ranks and reach which use 6a-6a. Reach uses 6-min. qualifier.

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HEAVY D OF DISCOVERY’S DIESEL BROTHERS SETS RECORD WITH GRAVITY DEFYING MONSTER JAM® TRUCK JUMP OVER FLYING AIRPLANE DURING LIVE SPECIAL DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Heavy D of the hit Discovery Channel series DIESEL BROTHERS successfully landed a record-setting jump over a flying airplane in the Monster Jam® BroDozer truck at Wendover Airfield in front of an audience of military members and their families. The stunt, part of the live season finale, DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE, has been months in the making and a major storyline throughout this season of DIESEL BROTHERS.

The event, which was hosted by TV personality Chris Jacobs and streamed live on Discovery Channel Monday night, gave audiences an epic finale to the journey they’ve closely followed as Heavy D underwent exhaustive training and preparation to make the jump a success. Only after convincing renowned aerobatic and race pilot, Anthony Oshinuga, to partake in the risky jump did the pieces finally fall into place. Understanding the risk involved, particularly in front of a live audience, Heavy D, Oshinuga and the rest of the DIESEL BROTHERS team felt it was a perfect way to honor the sacrifices of the U.S. Military this Memorial Day.

“We knew from the beginning that this was something that would take any other stunts we’ve done before to a whole new level, and being able to land it in front of military members on Memorial Day as a thank you for their sacrifice was the biggest reward imaginable,” said Heavy D.

“When Heavy D first came to me with this idea, I really thought he was crazy. But after talking to him, his passion to accomplish this goal helped fuel my desire to do it with him and set this record,” said Oshinuga. “I couldn’t be happier that I got to be a part of history!”

The two-hour live event also featured Monster Jam driver Todd LeDuc successfully landing his forward-momentum backflip in his Monster Jam truck to the roaring applause of the live audience. In addition, Tanner Godfrey, a friend of the DIESEL BROTHERS and former world-record holder also reclaimed his title once again after smashing the record for longest jump made in a UTV, a vehicle that was built for him by the DieselSellerz crew during this season of DIESEL BROTHERS. Godfrey set the new world record at 240 feet.

Diesel Dave kept the night moving with his quick wit and humor, continually entertaining the live audience throughout the night with his endless energy and impressive arsenal of dad jokes.

“When the Diesel Brothers came to us to create a live stunt on TV, we knew that we could help make it epic. At Monster Jam, we are experts in delivering the best live family entertainment and executing ‘incredible tricks and signature moves’ with our trucks, however this was the first time we’ve incorporated a flying airplane,” said Todd Jendro, Vice President of Operations – Motorsports, Feld Entertainment. “It was a team effort, and a concept that needed to be precise to be successful. It took almost a year to plan, and I credit the operational staff at Monster Jam, the Diesel Brothers and Anthony Oshinuga who were able to pull off this record-setting moment for fans on live TV.”

Viewers were also treated to a heartwarming surprise during the live broadcast when six-year-old Stockton Whipple was reunited with his father, Staff Sergeant Harrison Whipple of the Utah Air National Guard, who had been overseas and away from his family for more than seven months. Knowing Stockton was a fan of the Diesel Brothers, and the BroDozer in particular, Diesel Dave offered him an “up close look” at the Monster Jam truck, which to the surprise of viewers and emotional reactions of audience members, had his dad sitting in the passenger seat.

Fans who missed the live event and want to catch up on the antics can watch on Discovery GO, free with their paid TV subscription.

DIESEL BROTHERS is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment. DIESEL BROTHERS: MONSTER JUMP LIVE is produced for Discovery Channel by Magilla Entertainment, with Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson, Jason Fox, Kevin Allgood, Dave Sparks and PJ Morrison serve as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Christina Bavetta and Kyle Wheeler are executive producers and Olivia Ghersen serves as associate producer.

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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 88.3 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.

About Magilla Entertainment:
Founded in 2009, Magilla Entertainment is one of the nation’s largest independently owned production companies in non-scripted TV. Magilla has enjoyed success from a diverse portfolio of over 45 separate and unique series including hit shows such as Discovery’s Moonshiners and Diesel Brothers, TLC’s Long Island Medium, HGTV’s Beach Front Bargain Hunt franchise, as well as History Channel’s American Ripper, a three-part mini-series Cars That Built America and the one-hour documentary Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America. For more information, visit www.magilla.tv.

About Feld Entertainment®
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour (coming Fall 2019). Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit feldentertainment.com for more information.

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 nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, 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 corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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#NewYorkNotes #SmallScreenScenes @DiscoveryIncTV @DISCOVERY TO HOST NEW YORK UPFRONT PRESENTATION AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER MAY 12, 2020

Company Cites Expanded Scale, Reach, Strength and Convenience for Clients, Agency Partners as Reasons Behind Move into Traditional Broadcast Upfront Week–

Discovery today announced it will host the company’s 2020-21 Upfront presentation alongside traditional broadcasters, booking the morning of May 12, 2020 for a breakfast showcase to clients, agency partners, investors, sell-side analysts and press at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The announcement was made by Discovery’s Chief U.S. Ad Sales Officer Jon Steinlauf on the heels of the broadcast Upfront week and following the completion of Discovery’s own successful six-city Upfront tour, which concluded April 24 in Los Angeles.

“In the past year, post-merger, Discovery has significantly increased our scale, reach and leadership, putting us on par with the broadcasters in terms of the scope and significance of what we can deliver to advertisers,” said Steinlauf. “With the top networks for women, the #1 non-sports cable network for men, nearly half of the top series on cable and the most engaged viewers in cable, now is the time for Discovery to showcase to current and prospective advertisers the impact that our real-life portfolio of iconic brands can have on their businesses.”

Discovery had an impressive year in ratings, currently holding 56 of the top 100 cable series for women ages 25-54 and 53 of the top 100 cable shows across all viewers ages 25-54. Across its networks, Discovery owns over 20% share of cable viewing in primetime for both demographics as well, winning six of seven nights with women 25-54 and five nights with viewers ages 25-54. When compared to cable competitors, Discovery wins 18 of 21 primetime hours for women ages 25-54 and 12 of 21 primetime hours for adults ages 25-54.

During this year’s 2019 Upfront presentations, Steinlauf touted Discovery’s premium ad solutions and strength and quality of the company’s portfolio, platforms and audience, which set the company apart from competitors. Those solutions are highlighted by Premiere, a package comprised exclusively of Discovery’s biggest hits, with ads airing in A-positions during first-run episodes of Discovery’s top networks’ highest-rated series. Premiere can serve as a strategic addition to advertisers’ primetime broadcast buys and is performing well in the marketplace, with more than a dozen packages already sold. In testing Premiere, Discovery found that when moving $1 million of $5 million from a broadcast prime buy to Premiere, the CPM was 12% lower, the adults 25-54 reach was 11% higher and impressions were 13% higher. Additionally, ad engagement was 46% better according to Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience.

The company’s advanced advertising product, Engage, allows advertisers to specifically target audiences tailored to their brands. The platform is especially effective when partnered with Discovery GO, the company’s suite of 19 TV everywhere streaming apps. With GO, advertisers can connect with consumers who are younger and more engaged. The ad supported GO platform currently boasts more than 50,000 titles available via live and on-demand viewing.

Additional information regarding Discovery’s 2020-21 Upfront, including additional city stops beyond New York, will be shared as the 2019-20 selling season concludes and as the 2020-21 season approaches.

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 nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, 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 corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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#PeachysPicks @LeMarais_Steak @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #WhomYouKnow A Peachy's Pick Since 2012, Le Marais by Jose Meirelles Spring 2019 From the owner of Les Halles, comes #NewYork #Premiere #Kosher #Steakhouse in style of fine #French #Bistro w/ #Portuguese flair of owner #ChefJose #TimesSquare

All hail the Saumon Fume Garni!  J'aime says Peachy.
It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and we are glad to know Jose, owner of Le Marais! It continues to be one of our most favorite steakhouses and it happens to be kosher.  So, if you eat only kosher this should be extremely high on your list.  If you eat fine cuisine, it also should be high on your list particularly because it is really something superior in Times Square: quaint, delicious and special, all difficult to count on in this neighborhood.  The Salad Verte above is quality exemplified and the organic mesclun salad is one of the best we've had this season.  They listened and put the dressing on the side for Ms. Pretty Picky: a lovely vinaigrette.  We understand fresh produce is delivered every day they are open; as they are Kosher of course they are not open on Saturday.  The mesclun had the perfect crunch and the high level of quality set a precedent for the entire dinner.  A new appetizer on the menu is the Veal Tongue Taco: 
 We would have never picked this out, but having an open mind, we tried it and it was exquisite.  The carnivorous delicacy had a lovely depth of flavor and it is clearly the star of the show here: we did like the Veal Tongue itself and high five to Le Marais for expanding our horizons 11 years into this.  If you like corn tortillas and cilantro, they round out this new party with pickled vegetables.
 
 Of course, Le Marais continues to be aesthetically motivated and they get high marks for design and presentation.  And, bien sur mes amies, we LOVE the FRENCH cultural aspect because ooh la la Mademoiselle Peachy took six years of French in school.  
Le Marais first earned a spot in Peachy's Picks in 2012.
It was last featured a year ago:
 
 Peachy's favorite appetizer at Le Marais is by far the Saumon Fume Garni, entirely fresh, highly consistent and of such a high quality we do not even miss the creme fraiche that we would find at venues that serve dairy.  It is farm raised salmon delivered at its freshest six times a week.  It is truly one of our most favorite items to eat in Manhattan and it is absolutely fresher than their competition.
 Our feeling is that it is essential for a steakhouse to excel in seafood also.
Meet another new appetizer: Pave de Thon aux Pigments: rare, chili-crusted tuna, yellow baby beets, radish and watermelon.  Technically, it was new last year but it is better in presentation now.  It is a beacon of refreshment in the current muggy weather and the elements meld together for an extraordinary flavor throughout.  We sipped on a lovely Bordeaux that is highly enjoyable and the wine list here is a knockout.  You will also remember we reviewed their cookbook; not every venue can brag about publishing one!
 Tuna glamour shot:
Note we do not edit pictures ever.  You either excel as Jose does or you do not.
 
 Our favorite chili is Gerard's at Old Town.  Peachy refused to even eat chili before that and she cannot get enough of that there now!  A close second is Jose's at Le Marais: Chili Marocaine!  Spicy lamb chili is spiced just right achieving a balance of invigorating Peachy without setting her on fire.  The avocado relish is both trendy and delicious.  Five moroccan spices light up your life: chili powder, fennel, cumin, mustard and ginger and we understand this is 65/35 lamb/beef composition.  You need to try it! 
 
 The Salad Nicoise au Thon Frais is another huge triumph by Le Marais and absolutely ideal for a hot day here.  You will feel like you are basking in the south of France when you eat this nicoise salad of perfection with grilled fresh yellowfin tuna.
 
 
 No one else in Manhattan has done flounder as well as Le Marais over the years we have had it!  Filet de Fletan Saute historically has set the precedent for all of our flounder enthusiasm: pan-fried and presented with Israeli couscous and tomato-cumber salsa, it is terrific any day, any time of year. 
 
To that end, because we are so in love with the flounder, we decided to see how the special of pan-seared halibut was: 
 It is precisely as gorgeous and delicious as it looks in the picture.  Perched upon a bed of fava beans and uniquely crafted lemon gnocchi, this Halibut is unforgettable in flavor!  Delivered fresh daily, it is joined by a festive mango papaya slaw that will light up your life!  It earns high marks for beauty as well and deserves a spot as a menu regular.
 We totally missed owner Jose Meirelles this visit but we are confident we will see him again soon.  Floor manager Dorian Holguin rose to the occasion with gracious hospitality as is often found at Le Marais and is seen here with the firecracker stunner of a steak: Entrecote!  Uruguayan grass-fed beef absolutely melts in your mouth and is even better than the ribeye.  As we are in Peachy's High Holy Time of Stanley Cup Finals, to her, there is nothing as great as a steak and Bordeaux for dinner this time of year especially.  This athletic cut is superior and after the salmon, which we really love, we liked this second best.  
 
 Some places are getting less competitive with their desserts; if we aren't talking about them, we didn't love them.  If Peachy could pick any three desserts at all anywhere they would be chocolate, apple pie and berries.  Incredibly, this is exactly what she had at Le Marais.  Fondant de Chocolat et sa Glace Vanille means Warm Chocolate Cake and vanilla "ice cream" if you didn't take French with Peachy.  Of course, the ice cream is in quotes as there is no dairy in the Kosher menu but it tastes pretty close to us!
Tarte aux Pommes is crafted with lovely Granny smith apples and is again joined by the not quite ice cream, while the Fruits Melange is the best in all of Manhattan with the lime sugar enhancing the pristine produce emblazoned with deliciousness.
 
 
We love Le Marais and of course will continue to keep you in the loop of their newest achievements! Le Marais continues to be Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

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