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Thursday, November 21, 2019

#NHLPeachy 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend to Bring Four-Day Hockey Fan Festival to St. Louis Tickets to 2020 NHL Fan Fair Available for Purchase in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

The National Hockey League’s transformation of the city of St. Louis for the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend festivities will see the “Gateway to the West” host a four-day, family-friendly fan festival at St. Louis Union Station from January 23-26. Tickets to 2020 NHL Fan Fair™, the official fan festival of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, are available for purchase at while supplies last.

2020 NHL Fan Fair™ will offer fans of all teams and ages interactive hockey games; special appearances by current and formers players and NHL Mascots™; NHL memorabilia and trophy displays including the iconic Stanley Cup®; live television and radio broadcasts; and dozens of other dynamic activities, all included with the price of admission.

In time for the holiday shopping season, tickets can be purchased at Tickets for Thursday and Friday are available in advance at $12 for adults and $10 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available in advance at $18 for adults and $16 for youth, seniors, college students and members of the military, respectively. All tickets purchased are subject to a per ticket fee. Children two and under will be admitted free of charge.


2020 NHL Fan Fair™


Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020: 3 – 10 p.m. CT 

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020: 3 – 10 p.m. CT 

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT


St. Louis Union Station

1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

For all 2020 NHL Fan Fair™ updates, fans should visit and and follow the NHL on Twitter (@NHL) via the official hashtag #NHLAllStar.

The Blues and the city of St. Louis will host the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend, from Jan. 24‑25, including the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills™ on Friday, Jan. 24 (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS) and the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 25 (8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). The 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend marks the third time NHL All-Star activities will take place in St. Louis. The Blues previously hosted the event in 1970 and 1988, both at St. Louis Arena.

NHL, the NHL Shield and Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL All-Star logo, NHL Fan Fair name and logo, NHL All-Star Skills name and logo, and NHL Mascots are trademarks of the National Hockey League.© NHL 2019. All Rights Reserved.


#NHLPeachy #JimGregory NHL Renames Trophy in Honor of Jim Gregory Top GM to Receive Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award

The National Hockey League announced today the trophy recognizing its top General Manager each season will be renamed the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award.

The trophy was first presented in 2009-10 as the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. The name change was unanimously approved today by League General Managers at their annual November Meeting in Toronto.

“This is a terrific tribute to a wonderful man by a group uniquely qualified to appreciate his many contributions to our game,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “During his tenure as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jim Gregory transformed the art of team-building. Through the many years he spent at the League, our general managers regularly sought his counsel. They universally revere his lifetime of service to the NHL.”

Gregory, a 2007 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee in the Builders category, served as Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and a League executive for four decades. He died Oct. 30 at age 83.


#NHLPeachy Hockey Hall of Fame Announces New Appointments to the Selection Committee and Board of Directors

 Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today new appointments to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee and Board of Directors as confirmed at the Directors’ meeting held on Monday in Toronto.

Mike Murphy will join the eighteen-member Selection Committee commencing with the 2020 nomination and election proceedings (replacing Colin Campbell who served his full term limit of 15 years) and Jason Farris will join the Board of Directors effective December 1, 2019 (replacing Murray Costello who is retiring from the Board after 39 years of service, the longest of any member of the Board, Selection Committee or staff). 

Murphy played in the National Hockey League for 13 seasons (1971-1983) as a member of the St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. He also performed Assistant and Head Coach duties with the Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers. Murphy currently serves as the NHL’s Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, a role in which he has managed all operations of the “Situation Room” for the majority of his 20-year tenure. 

Farris served for seven seasons as Executive Vice-President (in dual roles as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer) for Dallas Sports & Entertainment LP and Alternate Governor for the Dallas Stars until August 2018. Prior to his tenure with the Stars’ organization, Farris held executive positions in the financial services and software industries. He also founded circaNow Media and under that label has authored and published five hockey books, including his most recent title “It Takes 23 To Win: Building and Being Part of Great Hockey Teams” released in October 2019.

"I wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to Colie and Murray for their long-time distinguished service and outstanding contributions, and at the same time I am very pleased to welcome Mike and Jason to the organization,”, said McDonald. “On top of his extensive playing and coaching experience, Mike has probably watched more NHL hockey than any other person in the world, which will certainly benefit the Selection Committee’s mandate to honour and recognize excellence in the game. As our newest member of the Board, Jason brings a depth of business expertise and passion for hockey to assist in the affairs of the Hall as a cultural institution and ensure its continued growth and development."

In addition to these new appointments, Stewart Johnston was appointed to the office of Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Bob Clarke, John Davidson, Igor Larionov, David Poile and Luc Robitaille were re-appointed to the Selection Committee each for a further three-year term expiring December 31, 2022. 

The Selection Committee will meet on June 23 & 24, 2020 to consider duly nominated candidates for election into Honoured Membership. The announcement of the new inductees will be made on June 24, 2020 and the annual Induction Celebration will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020.


The Hockey Hall of Fame (“HHOF”) was established in 1943 to honour and memorialize individuals who have brought special distinction to the game of hockey and those who made outstanding contributions to the development and advancement of hockey anywhere in the world, and to collect, research, preserve, exhibit and promote objects, images and other historical materials connected with the game at all levels. As a not-for-profit corporation and registered charity, HHOF owns and operates a museum and place of entertainment offering state-of-the-art exhibits, theatrical presentations and educational programming from its premises at Brookfield Place, Toronto, Canada. 


#NewYorkNotes @NYPhil MUSIC DIRECTOR JAAP van ZWEDEN AND THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NEW YORK PREMIERE–PHILHARMONIC CO-COMMISSION of STEVE REICH’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra BEETHOVEN’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with YEFIM BRONFMAN BEETHOVEN’s Symphony No. 2 December 5–7, 2019 NIGHTCAP Kravis Nightcap Series at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Curated by STEVE REICH, Hosted by NADIA SIROTA December 7, 2019

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of Steve Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra — a Philharmonic co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Baltic Sea Philharmonic. The program will also feature Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and will take place Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Music for Ensemble and Orchestra is Steve Reich’s first orchestral work in more than 30 years. He cites both J.S. Bach and Bartók as influences on the work. “Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. I love the signature opening broken D-major chord played in double 16ths, the canonic writing between the flute and principal violin, and the way motivic fragments are thrown back and forth — these features are alluded to in some of the details of Music for Ensemble and Orchestra.” He says that the five-movement form “can be traced back to my student love of Bartók’s Quartets Nos. 4 and 5 and the perfection of his arch form organization.”

In its review of the premiere by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2018, The New Yorker described Music for Ensemble and Orchestra as “a vista of shimmering desert stillness.” The Los Angeles Times wrote: “A metaphor for the rhythmic process might be cell division, an aural sense of multiplication producing a life force…. The organism was whole and was starting to wiggle away on its own. The effect was brilliant.”

A Philharmonic Board Member, Yefim Bronfman made his Philharmonic debut 40 years ago in a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. He served as the 2013–14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, concluding his residency with the complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle. Gramophone magazine included his recordings of the complete cycle in its round-up of “The 50 Greatest Beethoven Recordings.”

The final performance of the program will be followed by a Nightcap concert curated by Steve Reich on December 7, 2019, featuring works by Mr. Reich and Nico Muhly and a World Premiere by Gabriella Smith. The performers will include viola da gamba player Liam Byrne, cellist Gabriel Cabezas, Philharmonic Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, and electric guitarist Mark Stewart. The Kravis Nightcap series presents seven late-night, cabaret-style concerts curated by contemporary composers who engage in conversation about the music with host Nadia Sirota, The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner. Taking place at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse after select subscription programs, these events explore themes related to those Philharmonic concerts in a casual setting.

The New York Philharmonic will offer an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13–26 for the concert on Friday, December 6 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays.


Single tickets for the subscription program start at $32. A limited number of $18 tickets for select concerts may be available to students within 10 days of the performance at, or in person the day of (valid identification required). Tickets for Open Rehearsals are $22. Single tickets to Nightcap are $40. (Ticket prices are subject to change.) The New York Philharmonic is offering an allotment of free tickets to young people ages 13–26 for the concert Friday, December 6 as part of Philharmonic Free Fridays; learn more at

Tickets to New York Philharmonic performances may be purchased online at or by calling (212) 875-5656, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased at the David Geffen Hall Box Office. The Box Office opens at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. On performance evenings, the Box Office closes one-half hour after performance time; other evenings it closes at 6:00 p.m.

For press tickets, contact Lanore Carr at (212) 875-5714 or .

Event Listing

New York Philharmonic

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Open Rehearsal — 9:45 a.m.
Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8:00 p.m.

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
Steve REICH Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (New York Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Baltic Sea Philharmonic)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

Kravis Nightcap Series
Curated by Steve Reich

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Steve Reich, curator
Nadia Sirota, host
Liam Byrne, viola da gamba
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Mark Stewart, electric guitar

Composer Steve Reich will curate a program featuring works by Steve Reich and Nico Muhly and a World Premiere by Gabriella Smith following a performance of Mr. Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra, a Philharmonic co-commission receiving its New York Premiere that week.


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The Donna and Marvin Schwartz Virtuoso Piano Performance Series has provided major support for Yefim Bronfman’s appearances during the New York Philharmonic’s 2019–20 season.

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Nadia Sirota is The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner.

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Major support for Philharmonic Free Fridays is provided by an Anonymous Donor. Additional funding is provided by Muna and Basem Hishmeh.

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Citi. Preferred Card of the New York Philharmonic.

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Programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



Subscribing to that old axiom that everything is better with explosions, whether it’s million-dollar movie stunts or state-of-the-art fireworks, a new Science Channel series will be ringing in the New Year with a BANG! Two notorious explosion experts – MythBuster and master of blowing things up, Tory Belleci, along with Nitro Circus daredevil and stuntman, “Streetbike” Tommy Passemante – host THE EXPLOSION SHOW premiering Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 10 pm ET on Science Channel. In addition to watching the series on Science Channel, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Science GO app.

There are few who appreciate the sweet thrill of blowing stuff up as much as Tory and Tommy. Tory was one of the technical wizards behind some of the most memorable explosions on MythBusters. Streetbike Tommy is best known for his antics with Nitro Circus, the thrill seekers known for performing insanely dangerous stunts. Together, they’re on a mission to take audiences on an unpredictable ride, hanging with the experts, daredevils and professionals who are in the business of making things explode.

“In the Explosion Show, viewers will not only see some serious kaboom action, but they’ll meet the trained professionals who get to detonate all kinds of things every day,” said Wyatt Channell, Executive Producer, Science Channel. “These are tough, often dangerous jobs done by hard-working men and women who were patient and brave enough to let Tory and Tommy join them for some truly epic explosions.”

Each week, THE EXPLOSION SHOW gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the many ways explosions exist in our everyday. From suiting up with the heroic Riverside, CA Sheriff Bomb Squad, who are tasked with disarming and detonating bombs that threaten public safety, to orchestrating their very own fireworks show, or plunging into the movie magic behind some of the most iconic Hollywood explosions, Tory and Tommy leave no fuse unlit.”

Together they’ll travel across the country to see firsthand the science of massive blast waves at New Mexico Tech, learn the secret to surviving an explosion (sort of), discover how construction materials are formed by blowing up mountains, find out how the FBI uses forensics to investigate bomb cases – and so much more. There will be science, hijinks and close-calls, but most importantly, there will be lots and lots of explosions.

THE EXPLOSION SHOW is produced for Science Channel by the same team behind Rob Dyrdek’s Ridiculousness, Superjacket Productions and Gorilla Flicks. Rob Dyrdek, Shane Nickerson and Mike Odair are Executive Producers for Superjacket. Jeff Tremaine and Shanna Zablow Newton are Executive Producers for Gorilla Flicks. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell serves as Executive Producer.

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

About Discovery
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 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 and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.


#WestCoastPeachy @GrammyMuseum @RecordingAcad #NewYorkNotes #CulturedPeachy GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES WALK, DON'T RUN: 60 YEARS OF THE VENTURES


Sixty years after the release of their first hit, "Walk, Don't Run," the Ventures are considered the most influential, best-selling instrumental band in rock and roll history. To showcase the group's impact on pop culture, guitar players, and their worldwide fan base, the GRAMMY Museum® proudly announces Walk, Don't Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures, a new exhibit showcasing original items from the group's six-decade career including instruments, tour programs, never-before-seen photos, vinyl, and more. The exhibit will open on Dec. 7, and will run until Aug. 3, 2020.

On Jan. 9, musician Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (who has been associated with The Ventures since the 1980’s and has done recordings with them over the years), Fiona Taylor (Mel Taylor's widow and band manager), and other special guests to be announced soon will be at the Museum to discuss stories behind the exhibit with Scott Goldman in the Clive Davis Theater.

“It’s such an honor to have an exhibit dedicated to The Ventures at the GRAMMY Museum and be recognized for our impact on music history,” said Don Wilson, founding member of the band. “I like to think that, because we ‘Venturized’ the music we recorded and played, we made it instantly recognizable as being The Ventures. We continue to do that, even today.”

Walk, Don't Run: 60 Years Of The Ventures will offer an inside look at how the Ventures grew to be considered one of the most prolific bands in rock music, having recording more than 250 albums in the past 60 years. The inherent versatility as an instrumental band has allowed the band to explore several musical styles throughout their career, including surf, country, classical, and more. Between 1960 and 1972, 38 of the Ventures albums made it to the charts. Additionally, the Ventures released instructional albums that have made it to the Billboard charts. Many novice guitar players have credited these educational LPs as a direct influence on their own bands, which has earned the Ventures the honorary title of "the band that launched a thousand bands."

"The Ventures have inspired generations of musicians during their storied six-decade career, motivating many artists to follow in their footsteps and start their own projects," said Michael Sticka, GRAMMY Museum President. "As a music museum, we aim to shine a light on music education, and we applaud the Ventures for earning their honorary title of 'the band that launched a thousand bands.' Many thanks to the Ventures and their families for letting us feature items from this important era in music history."

Exhibit highlights include:
A 1965 Ventures model Mosrite electric guitar
Fender Limited Edition Ventures Signature guitars (1996)
Mel Taylor's Gretsch snare drum
Original 45 rpm of "Walk, Don't Run"
Original test pressing of "Hawaii Five-O" 
GRAMMY Museum Members can purchase tickets starting on December 5, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at starting December 12. 

The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

For more information, visit, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.


Lenovo Moves the Needle on Gender Balance and Executive Representation in 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Report

Worldwide representation of females in the workplace is on the rise at Lenovo, the company revealed today in their 2019 Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) report. In its second edition, Lenovo shares its progress on strategic diversity metrics and emphasizes its commitment to advancing diversity initiatives across the business.

Among the findings, Lenovo reports 36.2 percent female employees worldwide, a 1.2 percent increase in workforce representation from its inaugural report in 2018. Traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups are also on the rise in executive ranks in the U.S. workforce, representing 27.4 percent of executive roles and bringing Lenovo within striking distance of achieving its goal of 28 percent by 2020.

New this year, the report features statistics on hiring, attrition, and technical vs. non-technical roles across global gender and U.S. racial and ethnic groups. Additionally, the report details updated statistics for the success of leadership development programs for women and traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups, as well as expanded employee resource group programs and new partnerships.

“We’re broadening the aperture this year to give a better understanding of our employee lifecycle,” says Yolanda Conyers, chief diversity officer for Lenovo and president of the Lenovo Foundation. “Adding this new layer of transparency further holds us accountable for goal-setting and continuing to meet our targets.”

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

#TableDHote #MoverandShaker #WilliamKnapp #BillKnapp @44east92nd #TerrificTakeout #PeachysPicks #PeachyDeegan #Manhattan @ManhattanPeachy A Peachy's Pick Since 2012, Table D'Hote by Mover and Shaker Billy Knapp Fall 2019 #UpperEastSide #FineDining

In the world of fine dining in Manhattan, which is a world in itself, there is a lot of turnover.  There are good places, there are great places, and there are places that think they are great.
There are few spots as truly exceptional as Table D'Hote, a Peachy's Pick since 2012.  That's why Billy is a Mover and Shaker, and you should read his article!  Bill is still ridiculously modest so we brag about him at every given opportunity.
Yes, they are open for dinner.  And, this is dining perfection.  If you are anywhere on the Upper East Side, you should make this your first priority for dinner.  If you are not on the Upper East Side, why not?!  Table D'Hote is a coveted destination restaurant for all Manhattan dwellers and the lucky tourists that are smart enough to secure their reservation in advance.
Not only does Billy Knapp have a storied resume bursting with impressive experience, but also he takes personal and professional pride in ensuring each dish is up to his sky-high standards whether it is as simple as a salad or as exquisite as Icelandic Cod.  Additionally, Table D'Hote is one of the cleanest places we have ever seen from the kitchen to the bathroom.  
We began with the fresh Mixed Greens of baby watercress and julienned green apple, giving it that special flair.  This salad is indulged in a apple cider vinaigrette, which sets off the produce so nicely, and is dusted with just the right amount of toasted almonds.
We first went to Table D'Hote in 2012:

Show us your mussels!  The Bouchot Mussels are a homerun, and our favorite Manhattan mussels at the moment.  White wine, saffron, heavy cream, shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes team up to wow you in a big way.  In addition to Bill's obvious expertise, Table D'Hote also enjoys the talents of Ariel Encarnacion, Sous Chef since 2017, and member of the staff here since 2011.  When Bill is not there, Ariel is the Executive Chef.
Yes that is steam.
No we do not ever edit pictures.
You rule like Bill, or you do not.
Mussel glamour shot:
The day we visited, the Soup de Jour (of the day for anyone that doesn't speak Francais!) was French Onion Soup, which is to-die-for.  The soup itself of onions, dry sherry and chicken stock is superlative however when you consider the crostini luxuriating in greyere, it is totally out of this world.  Now anytime we have french onion soup we are going to be looking for this crostini and if we don't see it we are going to think quietly to ourselves that Table D'Hote's is better.
We have eaten a lot of great edibles in November, but none as sensational as the uber-juicy succulent Braised Short Ribs at Table D'Hote.  They are braised in a bespoke combination of cabernet sauvignon and port along with veal stock that make these the short ribs that dreams are made of.  Sourced carefully from Piccinini Brothers, the top-notch short ribs are joined by mushroom barley, root vegetables and red wine sauce.
Pierless Fish delivers six days a week (they are closed Sundays) to Table D'Hote, and the obvious freshness is evident in every bite of the Icelandic Cod.  Of course this star swims over from Iceland and the thick delicious cod graciously perches upon the cutest and most succulent of brussel spouts, accentuated with just the right touch of bacon and apple cider to make your fall just right.  Crafted with granny smith apples, the apple crumble is the final home run and it magically disappeared in Peachy's stomach first.  (And it is far better than its competitors.)
Table D'Hote continues to be a Peachy's Pick and it earns Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation.




Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categories. This year's nominees reflect a melting pot of artistic innovation that defined the year in music, showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of established artists and the industry-shifting impact of rising music creators. Leading nominees Lizzo (8), Billie Eilish (6) and Lil Nas X (6) not only topped the charts but ignited a cultural conversation around their genre-bending hits. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers.

"I am in complete awe of the inspiring nominees who have poured their hearts and souls into their craft, and in turn, have provided fans worldwide a year of music that changed us, stirred our emotions and inspired us to do more," said Dugan. "Today's announcement reflects a new era for the Recording Academy—an army of engaged members that welcomes diversity, embraces creativity and champions young musicians on the rise. It's shaping up to be a year of firsts, and I can promise that the 62nd GRAMMY Awards will pack the same punch as this year's nominees. I am proud to march forward alongside our members and nominated artists."

This year's nominees were selected from more than 20,000 submissions across 84 categories, and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music (Oct. 1, 2018–Aug. 31, 2019). The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 9, 2019–Jan. 3, 2020. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, live from Los Angeles' STAPLES Center and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT.

The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields and 84 Categories.
For a complete nominations list, visit For media assets, please visit the Recording Academy press room here. Click here to download our social media toolkit.

Record Of The Year:
"Hey, Ma" — Bon Iver
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
"Hard Place" — H.E.R.
"Talk" — Khalid
"Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo 
"Sunflower" — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year:
i,i — Bon Iver
Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
thank u, next — Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
Father Of The Bride — Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year:
"Always Remember Us This Way" — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
"Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Hard Place" — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
"Lover" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Norman F***ing Rockwell" — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
"Someone You Loved" — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
"Truth Hurts" — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

Best New Artist:
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank And The Bangas

Best Pop Solo Performance:
"Spirit" — Beyoncé 
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo
"You Need To Calm Down" — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album:
The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
thank u, next — Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran
Lover — Taylor Swift

Best Dance Recording:
"Linked" — Bonobo
"Got To Keep On" — The Chemical Brothers
"Piece Of Your Heart" — Meduza Featuring Goodboys
"Underwater" — RÜFÜS DU SOL
"Midnight Hour" — Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Rock Album:
Amo — Bring Me The Horizon
Social Cues — Cage The Elephant
In The End — The Cranberries
Trauma — I Prevail
Feral Roots — Rival Sons

Best R&B Performance:
"Love Again" — Daniel Caesar & Brandy
"Could've Been" — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
"Exactly How I Feel" — Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane
"Roll Some Mo" — Lucky Daye
"Come Home" — Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

Best Rap Album:
Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville
Championships — Meek Mill
I Am > I Was — 21 Savage
Igor — Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae

Best Country Song:
"Bring My Flowers Now" — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
"It All Comes Out In The Wash" — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Some Of It" — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
"Speechless" — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay) 

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Thirsty Ghost — Sara Gazarek
Love & Liberation — Jazzmeia Horn
Alone Together — Catherine Russell
12 Little Spells — Esperanza Spalding
Screenplay — The Tierney Sutton Band

Best Gospel Album:
Long Live Love — Kirk Franklin
Goshen — Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers
Tunnel Vision — Gene Moore
Settle Here — William Murphy
Something's Happening! A Christmas Album — CeCe Winans

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album:
X 100PRE — Bad Bunny
Oasis — J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible — Flor De Toloache
Almadura — iLe
El Mal Querer — Rosalía

Best Americana Album:
Years To Burn — Calexico And Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now — Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma — Keb' Mo'
Tales Of America — J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire — Yola

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling):
Beastie Boys Book — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
Becoming — Michelle Obama
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor — Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All — John Waters
Sekou Andrews & The String Theory — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

Best Song Written For Visual Media:
"The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy" — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton), Track from: Toy Story 4
"Girl In The Movies" — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton), Track from: Dumplin'
"I'll Never Love Again" (Film Version) — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born
"Spirit" — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé), Track from: The Lion King
"Suspirium" — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke), Track from: Suspiria

Best Music Film:
Homecoming — Beyoncé
Remember My Name — David Crosby
Birth Of The Cool — (Miles Davis)
Shangri-La — (Various Artists)
Anima — Thom Yorke

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

#MovietimeinManhattan @TheAcademy 159 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2019 OSCAR® RACE

One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards®.

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. 

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“After Parkland”
“The All-Americans”
“Always in Season”
“The Amazing Johnathan Documentary”
“American Dharma”
“American Factory”
“American Relapse”
“Angels Are Made of Light”
“The Apollo”
“Apollo 11”
“Ask Dr. Ruth”
“At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal”
“Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable”
“The Biggest Little Farm”
“The Black Godfather”
“Blink of an Eye”
“Blowin’ Up”
“Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes”
“The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story”
“Bridges of Time”
“The Brink”
“Broken Dreams”
“The Bronx USA”
“Bruno Sammartino”
“Buddha in Africa”
“Call Me Intern”
“Carmine Street Guitars”
“The Cave”
“Chasing Einstein”
“Cinema Morocco”
“Citizen K”
“The Cold Blue”
“Cold Case Hammarskjold”
“Combat Obscura”
“The Cordillera of Dreams”
“Cracked Up”
“David Crosby: Remember My Name”
“Diego Maradona”
“The Disappearance of My Mother”
“Don’t Be Nice”
“Echo in the Canyon”
“The Edge of Democracy”
“The Elephant Queen”
“Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops”
“Fantastic Fungi”
“#Female Pleasure”
“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”
“Finding Farideh”
“Finding the Way Home”
“For Sama”
“For the Birds”
“The Fourth Kingdom. The Kingdom of Plastics”
“Framing John DeLorean”
“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened”
“The Game Changers”
“Gay Chorus Deep South”
“Ghost Fleet”
“The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash”
“The Gospel of Eureka”
“The Great Hack”
“Hail Satan?”
“Hate among Us”
“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”
“Heimat Is a Space in Time”
“Hope Frozen”
“The Hottest August”
“Humberto Mauro”
“I Had a Dream”
“The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”
“It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It”
“Janani’s Juliet”
“Jay Myself”
“Jim Allison: Breakthrough”
“Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”
“The Kingmaker”
“Knock Down the House”
“Letter to the Editor”
“Liberty: Mother of Exiles”
“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”
“Love, Antosha”
“M for Malaysia”
“Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound”
“Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love”
“Meeting Gorbachev”
“Midnight Family”
“Midnight Traveler”
“Mike Wallace Is Here”
“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”
“Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements”
“The Most Dangerous Year”
“Moti Bagh”
“My Home India”
“My Name Is Daniel”
“On the President’s Orders”
“One Child Nation”
“The Proposal”
“Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz”
“Q Ball”
“The Quiet One”
“Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins”
“Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project”
“Reinventing Rosalee”
“The Rememberer”
“The River and the Wall”
“Roll Red Roll”
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”
“Running with Beto”
“The Russian Five”
“Satan & Adam”
“Sea of Shadows”
“The Serengeti Rules”
“Shooting the Mafia”
“16 Bars”
“16 Shots”
“The Spy behind Home Plate”
“Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken”
“Talking about Trees”
“Tell Me Who I Am”
“Tesla Nation”
“This Changes Everything”
“This One’s for the Ladies”
“To Be of Service”
“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”
“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality”
“A Tuba to Cuba”
“Walking on Water”
“Western Stars”
“What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael”
“What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?”
“When Lambs Become Lions”
“When Tomatoes Met Wagner”
“Where’s My Roy Cohn?”
“Who Will Write Our History”
“Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation”
“XY Chelsea”

Documentary features that have won a qualifying award at a competitive film festival or have been submitted in the International Feature Film category as their country’s official selection are also eligible in the category. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced on December 16.

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

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The 92nd Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, 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.

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.



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