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Friday, June 18, 2021

#GodzillavsKong @WBPictures #MovietimeInManhattan Recommended by @ManhattanPeachy #WhomYouKnow


It's the MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!  STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS!  But did you know that the greatest faceoff of all right now is not on the ice but on the silver screen?  Legends King Kong and Godzilla in full force strike a pose on the big screen, now in YOUR living room when you score this winner from the always fabulous Warner Brothers.


Lesser studios do the same thing over and over again but in Godzilla vs. Kong, each character is brilliantly reimagined and we even explore their personal history, which we love.  The flick opens in Skull Island, not too far from Hawaii where loveable Kong is enjoying a stroll.  Perhaps the most talented actor here is the little girl Jia, who conveys so much and says so little- whom Kong has "raised" since she became an orphan.  Deaf people everywhere will embrace her too!  We love that Pensacola, Florida is a highlight. Peachy's great-grandfather Patrick Deegan was stationed there in WW One.

Some great life lessons are taught throughout including the central theme concluded: Love Your Enemy, which is of course biblical. We hope this has a sequel.

The brilliant cinematography unwinds at an intelligent pace and there is never a dull moment.  Epic is an overused word in today's vernacular but this is one case where it is applied accurately: Godzilla versus Kong is classic entertainment with graphics, sound, and overall presentation completely modernized for today.  We lament we did not see it on the big screen here in Manhattan but perhaps it will make it back in theatres someday.  In the meantime, make your home your personal theatre!

Are you ready to rumble?!?!!?  We should say so.

Godzilla vs. Kong is Recommended by Whom You Know.








THE LONG-AWAITED FACE-OFF

GODZILLA VS. KONG

COMES HOME FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Premium Digital Ownership

4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD arrive on June 15

Witness a spectacular battle for the ages when “Godzilla vs. Kong” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on May 21. From Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is directed by Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) and stars Alexander Skarsgård (“The Legend of Tarzan,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) and Millie Bobby Brown (TV’s “Stranger Things”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD beginning on June 15.


On May 21, “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $29.99 on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies.


On June 15, “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be available on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. “Godzilla vs. Kong” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.



The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Godzilla vs. Kong” will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR, which dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range, and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. It will also feature HDR10+TM, HDR technology that optimizes brightness levels and contrast for each scene, making bright areas brighter and dark areas darker to deliver a lifelike viewing experience.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of “Godzilla vs. Kong” will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

ABOUT “GODZILLA VS. KONG”

Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

The film was directed by Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) from a screenplay by Eric Pearson (“Thor: Ragnarok”) and Max Borenstein (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Kong: Skull Island”), story by Terry Rossio (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”), based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD.

Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” “The Little Drummer Girl”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Rebecca Hall (“Christine,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”), Brian Tyree Henry (“Joker,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), Shun Oguri (“Weathering with You”), Eiza González (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”), Julian Dennison (“Deadpool 2”), with Kyle Chandler (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”) and Demián Bichir (“The Nun,” “The Hateful Eight”), star in this epic adventure.

The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Eric McLeod, Jon Jashni, Thomas Tull and Brian Rogers, with Jay Ashenfelter, Herbert W. Gains, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira executive producing.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, a film by Adam Wingard, “Godzilla vs. Kong.”


4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features*:

· Kong Discovers Hollow Earth

· Kong Leaves Home

· Behold Kong’s Temple

· The Evolution of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World

· Godzilla Attacks

· The Phenomenon of GŌJIRA, King of the Monsters

· Round One: Battle at Sea

· Round Two: One Will Fall

· Titan Tag Team: The God and the King

· The Rise of MechaGodzilla

· Commentary by Director, Adam Wingard (only on 4K and Blu-ray)



* Special features will be available from select digital retailers on May 21.


ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

Digital Ownership: May 21, 2021

4K, Blu-ray, DVD Streetdate: June 15, 2021

4K Langauge: ATMOS TruHD: English, Italian; 5.1 Dolby Digital: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian

BD Languages: ATMOS TruHD: English 5.1 Dolby Digital: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Languages: Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese

4K Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian-SDH, Cantonese, Complex Chinese, Korean, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, French, Brazilian Portugese

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese

Running Time: 113 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language.

4K: ATMOS TruHD, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Dolby

Blu-ray: Dolby Digital, ATMOS TruHD

The Credits

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


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Friday, June 11, 2021

#NHLPeachy @NHL Brind'Amour, Evason and Quenneville Voted Jack Adams Award Finalists; Quenneville Endorsed by #WhomYouKnow

 Rod Brind'Amour of the Carolina Hurricanes, Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild and Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success,” the National Hockey League announced today.

Members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association submitted ballots for the Jack Adams Award after the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winners of the 2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone will be revealed during the Stanley Cup Semifinals and Stanley Cup Final, with exact dates, format and times to be announced.

Following are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award, in alphabetical order:

Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina Hurricanes
Brind'Amour led Carolina (36-12-8, franchise-record .714 pts. pct.) to the Discover NHL Central Division title, the team's first division crown since its Stanley Cup-winning season of 2005-06, and third place in the overall NHL standings. The Hurricanes have reached the Stanley Cup Playoffs in each of Brind'Amour's three seasons behind the bench, marking the franchise's first three-year postseason streak since moving to Carolina in 1997-98. The Hurricanes excelled on special teams, being the only NHL club to rank top-three both on the power-play (2nd, 25.6%) and while shorthanded (3rd, 85.2%). Brind'Amour is the first Hurricanes finalist for the Jack Adams Award since 2005-06 (Peter Laviolette, 2nd) and is vying to become the first winner in franchise history. Brind'Amour won two individual NHL Awards in his 1,484-game playing career, capturing the Frank Selke Trophy as the League's top defensive forward in 2005-06 and 2006-07.

Dean Evason, Minnesota Wild
Evason guided the Wild to their best regular-season points percentage in franchise history (.670, 35-16-5) in his first full season as an NHL head coach, ranking third in the Honda NHL West Division behind Colorado and Vegas, the teams ranked 1-2 in the League's overall standings. Evason's Wild also were the highest-scoring team in franchise history with a goals-per-game figure of 3.21, backed by breakout offensive seasons from a quartet of 24-year-olds: rookie goal-scoring leader and Calder Trophy finalist Kirill Kaprizov (27 goals), Kevin Fiala (20 goals), Joel Eriksson-Ek (19 goals) and Jordan Greenway (26 assists). Minnesota recorded standings points in 14 of 15 games from April 10 to May 8 (11-1-3), including a season-long seven-game win streak in that span, as the team clinched a berth in the postseason for the eighth time in nine seasons. Evason is the second Jack Adams finalist in franchise history, following the win by Jacques Lemaire in 2002-03.
Joel Quenneville, often mistaken for Tom Selleck around the time of this picture with Peachy, Florida Panthers
Like Evason, his longtime teammate with the Hartford Whalers in the 1980s, Quenneville directed a club that set franchise records for both highest points percentage (.705, 37-14-5) and most goals-per-game (3.36). In fact, the Panthers' two highest-scoring teams in franchise history (on a GF/GP basis) are the two teams in Quenneville's reign to date. The team started 6-0-2 out of the gate and rallied following the season-ending injury to captain Aaron Ekblad, finishing with wins in 15 of 21 (15-5-1) to climb to second in the Discover NHL Central Division. Second on the all-time list for regular-season coaching wins with 962, Quenneville is a Jack Adams Award finalist for the third time and with his third club over his 24 seasons as an NHL head coach; he captured the trophy with the St. Louis Blues in 1999-2000 and finished second with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012-13. He is aiming to become the Panthers' first Jack Adams Award winner, following second-place finishes by Doug MacLean in 1995-96 and Gerard Gallant in 2015-16.



History

The award was presented by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association in 1974 in honor of the late Jack Adams, longtime coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

#NHLPeachy @NHL Fox, Hedman and Makar Voted Norris Trophy Finalists

 Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” the National Hockey League announced today.



Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Norris Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winners of the 2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone will be revealed during the Stanley Cup Semifinals and Stanley Cup Final, with exact dates, format and times to be announced.



Following are the finalists for the Norris Trophy, in alphabetical order:



Adam Fox, New York Rangers

Playing in his second NHL season, Fox ranked among the top defensemen in assists (1st; 42), points (2nd; 47), power-play assists (2nd; 21), takeaways (3rd; 38) and power-play points (3rd; 23) across 55 contests. Fox, who also placed seventh among all skaters in total time on ice (1,358:51) while recording a +19 rating, accumulated nearly half of his points during a 12-game streak from March 17 – April 8 (3-19—22), the fourth-longest by any player in 2020-21 and second-longest by a blueliner behind only Dougie Hamilton (14 GP w/ CAR). The 23-year-old Jericho, N.Y., native is the Rangers’ first Norris Trophy finalist since 1996-97, when Brian Leetch won the award for the second time (also 1991-92 w/ NYR), and is seeking to become the fourth player in franchise history to capture the trophy, after Leetch, Harry Howell (1966-67) and Doug Harvey (1961-62).



Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

Hedman placed among the leading defensemen in points (3rd; 45), assists (t-5th; 36) and goals (t-7th; 9) through 54 appearances (0.83 P/GP), matching the second-best points-per-game rate of his 12-season NHL career (behind only 2016-17: 0.91 P/GP). Hedman, who also ranked second among all skaters (forwards and defensemen) in power-play assists (23) and sixth in power-play points (24), finished seventh in the entire NHL in average time on ice (25:03) – the second-highest rate of his career after 2017-18 (25:51). The 30-year-old Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, native – who won the Norris Trophy in 2017-18 and placed third in voting in 2016-17, 2018-19 and 2019-20 – is a finalist for the fifth consecutive season, a streak last achieved by fellow countryman Nicklas Lidstrom from 1997-98 through 2002-03 (6 straight seasons).



Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche

Makar, the reigning Calder Memorial Trophy winner, ranked sixth among defensemen with 8-36—44 (44 GP) despite missing 12 of Colorado’s 56 contests (21.4%). His average of 1.00 points per game topped all blueliners in 2020-21 and marked the second time in Avalanche/Nordiques history a defenseman has produced at such a rate, after Steve Duchesne in 1992-93 (20-62—82 in 82 GP w/ QUE). The 22-year-old Calgary native is vying to become the first Norris Trophy winner in franchise history, following top-three finishes by Rob Blake (3rd in 2001-02), Ray Bourque (2nd in 2000-01) and Sandis Ozolinsh (3rd in 1996-97). He and Fox each are seeking to become the second defenseman in League history to take home the award in his second NHL season (or earlier), after Bobby Orr accomplished the feat in 1967-68 (2nd NHL season w/ BOS).



History

The James Norris Memorial Trophy was presented in 1953 by the four children of the late James Norris in memory of the former owner-president of the Detroit Red Wings.



Announcement Schedule

The three finalists for the 2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone are being announced through Friday, June 11. The series of announcements continues Thursday, June 10, when the three finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy will be unveiled.




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#LaudableLooks #GianfrancoSorrentino in @Gucci #AlessandroMichele at #TheLeopardatDesArtistes @IlGattopardoNYC

Owner of The Leopard at Des Artistes, Gianfranco Sorrentino wears his Gucci sneakers with style!  We say no to athleisure at restaurants but yes to Gucci sneakers!!!  Starting around age six at Luettgens Limited, Peachy Deegan always reached for the bottle of Gucci to spray on before she went in to the hockey game at the Hartford Civic Center so we have been aware of this brand for quite awhile.  Previously on Whom You Know, we met Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Cannot beat clean classy white sneakers and a glass of BRUNELLO!  





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#ChampagneWishes #ItalyPeachy #PeachysPicks Get Excited for #BrunelloWeek June 14-20, 2021



The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino in cooperation with Gruppo Italiano (GI) and its member restaurants will present a spirited week, “Finally Brunello Restaurant Week” dedicated to tasting Italy’s beloved Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino wines. An amazing 56 winemakers and members of Il Consorzio will take part in this week, from June 14 through 20.

 This unique experience of tasting some of Italy’s, and the Tuscany region, finest wines will be offered in 19 of the Gruppo Italiano Italian restaurants throughout the City, Hamptons and Brooklyn, among them including Norma Gastronomia Siciliana, Ribalta, Amarone, Pasta Eater, Aita, Cacio e Vino, Pastificio La Rina, Camillo, The Leopard at des Artistes, Il Gattopardo, Dopolaspiaggia, Locanda Vini ed Olii, Pizzarte, Gnocco, Scarpetta, Sociale, Taverna di Bacco, Benno Restaurant, and Hearth by Marco Canora. 

Each restaurant will pour the Brunello by the glass and will bring now, more than ever, the best of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino to New Yorkers. For those New York Brunello enthusiasts already acquainted with its quality, it provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the wines with new and unique menu that will for sure delight all guests. And for diners brand new to the world of Brunello, it is an excellent chance to explore and learn right in their favorite neighborhood restaurants. Gruppo Italiano invites you to Finally Brunello Restaurant Week, a fabulous week of tasting wines from one of the most renowned regions in all of Italy! Taste in the comfort of your local restaurant! What better way to enjoy New York City’s reopening, and kick-off the long-awaited summer than the Finally Brunello way! Salute!



For additional information do not hesitate to contact Grupp Italiano at welcome@gruppo-italiano.com. Salute!

Consorzio del Vino
Brunello di Montalcino
via Boldrini n. 10
53024 Montalcino (SI)

Restaurants: Large Font Indicates a Peachy's Pick.  Click the name to read the review.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Brunello di Montalcino or Rosso di Montalcino at your favourite restaurant. Pick one from the list below and let us transport you to Montalcino with your senses. Don’t wait, book now!

AI FIORI
www.aifiorinyc.com
AITA
www.aitarestaurant.com
AMARONE
www.amaroneristorantenyc.com
AMPIA
www.ampianyc.com
ANTICA PESA
www.anticapesa.com
BABBO RISTORANTE ENOTECA
www.babbonyc.com
BECCO
www.becco-nyc.com
BENNO
www.bennorestaurant.com
CACIO E VINO
www.cacioevino.com
CAMILLO
www.camillobk.com
CARDONCELLO DIVINO
www.cardoncellodivino.com
DOPOLASPIAGGIA
www.dopolaspiaggia.com
EATALY DOWNTOWN
www.eataly.com
EATALY FLATIRON
www.eataly.com
FRADEI
www.instagram.com/fradeibkln/
IL DIVO
https://www.ildivo.restaurant/
GNOCCO
www.gnocco.com
HEARTH BY MARCO CANORA
www.restauranthearth.com
IL BUCO
www.ilbuco.com
IL FIORISTA
www.ilfioristanyc.com
LA MASSERIA
www.lamasserianyc.com
LOCANDA VINI ED OLII
www.locandany.com
LUCCIOLA
www.lucciolanyc.com
LUPA
www.luparestaurant.com
MAREA
www.marearestaurant.com/new-york
NORMA GASTRONOMIA SICILIANA
www.normarestaurant.com
OSTERIA BROOKLYN
www.osteriabrooklyn.com
OSTERIA MORINI
www.osteriamorini.com
PASTA EATER
www.pasta-eater.com
PASTIFICIO LA RINA
www.larinabk.com
PIZZARTE
www.pizzarteny.com
RIBALTA
www.ribaltapizzarestaurant.com
SCARPETTA
www.scarpettarestaurants.com
SOCIALE
www.socialebk.com
SOLA PASTA BAR
www.solahospitality.com
STRANGEWAYS
www.strangewaysbklyn.com
TAVERNA DI BACCO
www.tavernadibacco.com
VICEVERSA
www.viceversanyc.com

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#SmallScreenScenes @LifetimeTV ANGIE HARMON INKS MULTI-PICTURE DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH LIFETIME

LIFETIME INKS MULTI-PICTURE DEVELOPMENT DEAL

WITH ANGIE HARMON

TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE, DIRECT AND STAR
Secrets revealed! Lifetime announced today a multi-picture deal with award-winning actress Angie Harmon to executive produce, direct and star for the network. Currently in development, Angie will executive produce movie projects, tentatively titled under the umbrella Barstow, where she will star as a single mother/diner owner whose very dark past keeps coming back to haunt her, despite her desire for a quiet life. As part of the deal, in addition to producing, Harmon will also be directing two original titles to be determined for Lifetime. Barstow hails from writer/executive producer Thompson Evans.



The new deal further expands the existing relationship between Lifetime and Harmon. In addition to being the exclusive cable home for popular mainstay Rizzoli & Isles, Lifetime’s upcoming new crime docuseries Cellmate Secrets is narrated by Harmon and premieres this Friday, June 4th at 10pm ET/PT. The new deal marks her return to cable not only as an on-camera star, but also as a first-time executive producer and it marks Harmon’s long-form directorial debut.



“Angie is beloved by our viewers and a proven talent in the crime procedural space,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP of Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime and LMN. “We’re excited to work closely with Angie on developing these new movies that will showcase her talent behind and in front of the screen and expand our partnership with her.”


Lifetime’s Summer of Secrets programming slate kicks off with Cellmate Secrets on Friday, June 4th and features new Ripped from the Headlines movies that launched on Memorial Day, including new originals Gone Mom (June 5), Soccer Mom Madam (June 6), Left for Dead: The Ashley Reeves Story (June 12), Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer (June 13), Secrets of a Marine’s Wife (June 19) and Doomsday Mom (June 26).



Angie Harmon is a talented actress and model, who has appeared in numerous television series and films over the years. She is best known for her roles as Detective Jane Rizzoli on the series Rizzoli & Isles and Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on Emmy®-Award winning drama Law & Order.



About Cellmate Secrets

Narrated by Angie Harmon, the docuseries Cellmate Secrets will reveal new insights and information as former cellmates, guards, friends and lovers and provide first-hand accounts of their time with the infamous felons and defendants -- Casey Anthony, Joyce Mitchell, and convicted killers Drew Peterson, Chris Watts, Susan Smith and Shayna Hubers. Many of the episodes will air following enhanced versions of Lifetime Original Movies that followed these true stories.


ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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#SmallScreenScenes @lifetimetvpr @lifetimetv LIFETIME REUNITES ICONIC CASTS AND REVEALS TWO NEW MOVIES FOR 2021'S IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME HOLIDAY MOVIE SLATE Our Coverage Sponsored by Cosmopolitan Dental, Official Dentist of Whom You Know @GaroNazarianDDS #cosmopolitandental #loveyoursmile

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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY AS
LIFETIME REUNITES CASTS AND REVEALS
TWO MOVIES FOR THE 2021
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME
HOLIDAY MOVIE SLATE

BLENDING CHRISTMAS
DIRECTED BY MARLA SOKOLOFF
STARRING HAYLIE DUFF, AARON O'CONNELL,
BETH BRODERICK, TELMA HOPKINS, GREG EVIGAN
AND BRINGING BACK TOGETHER
THE BRADY BUNCH'S
BARRY WILLIAMS, CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, MIKE LOOKINLAND,
SUSAN OLSEN, JENNIFER ELISE COX AND ROBBIE RIST

A CHRISTMAS DANCE REUNION
FEATURES HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL CO-STARS
CORBIN BLEU AND MONIQUE COLEMAN

Network Also Announces
It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Summer of Santas
Featuring Beloved Lifetime Holiday Movies
Avail on Video on Demand,
Lifetime's Official YouTube Channel,
Lifetime Movie Club App and
A Dedicated
I Love A Lifetime Movie Podcast Episode this July


Santa’s sleigh is overflowing for Lifetime’s 2021 annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday slate. In addition to new movies featuring Reba McEntire (details soon!), and returning favorites Kelly Rowland, Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Jana Kramer and more, the network is providing a sneak peek of what’s to come! This year, Lifetime will reunite some memorable casts including High School Musical alums Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman in A Christmas Dance Reunion. Additionally, Blending Christmas, directed by Marla Sokoloff, stars Haylie Duff, Aaron O’Connell, Beth Broderick, Telma Hopkins, Greg Evigan and former The Brady Bunch actors Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Jennifer Elise Cox and Robbie Rist. Descriptions of movies below.

A CHRISTMAS DANCE REUNION

Successful attorney Lucy Mortimer (Monique Coleman), along with her mother Virginia (Kim Roberts) return to the Winterleigh Resort to help celebrate the hotel’s final Christmas season before the resort closes its doors permanently. Once there, Lucy is reunited with the owner’s nephew and her childhood Christmas Dance partner, Barrett Brewster (Corbin Bleu). Though the resort has fallen on hard times and has stopped most holiday events, Lucy leads the charge in recreating the beloved Christmas traditions, including the popular Christmas Dance, to bring together new families and new hope to the resort. Now, Lucy must decide if she's willing to take a risk on love and partner up once more with Barrett for what could be the last Christmas Dance.

A Christmas Dance Reunion is produced by Off Camera Entertainment and Brain Power Studio with Stephanie Slack, Margret H. Huddleston and Beth Stevenson as Executive Producers. Megan Henry Herzlinger and Brian Herzlinger serve as writers. Brian Herzlinger also directs.

BLENDING CHRISTMAS

The holiday season is in full swing when Emma (Haylie Duff) learns that the resort where she used to spend Christmases with her family is being redeveloped. Her boyfriend Liam (Aaron O’Connell), hatches a plan to bring her to the resort one last time to propose! He secretly invites both their families to join them and Emma is delighted when she arrives to find the whole family bunch there. Of course, no holiday gathering is complete without drama, and soon the families are bickering over every detail! The added stress from trying to blend the two families eventually takes a toll on Emma and Liam, who start questioning their own relationship. Now just days before Christmas, the two families realize that they're going to have to work together in order to reunite Emma and Liam!

Blending Christmas is produced by Hybrid LLC. Marla Sokoloff directs from a script by Peter Sullivan and Adam Rockoff.

And because everyone needs some holiday happiness all year round, Lifetime launches It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Summer of Santas offering some of the most beloved Lifetime holiday films all month long, including Lifetime's Official YouTube Channel, six on VOD, and twenty titles on Lifetime’s app LMC. Lifetime’s podcast, I Love a Lifetime Movie, will also dedicate a new episode to The Christmas Setup with Fran Drescher as the special guest. YouTube titles to come. Full offerings on VOD and LMC are below.

VOD
The Christmas Setup, A Welcome Home Christmas, A Sugar & Spice Holiday, Feliz NaviDAD, Dear Christmas and A Very Vintage Christmas

LMC – Lifetime Movie Club
A Christmas Kiss, A Very Merry Toy Store, Christmas Around the Corner, Every Other Holiday, Merry Liddle Christmas, Wrapped Up in Christmas, 3 Holiday Tails, A Country Christmas Story, A Very Nutty Christmas, Mistletoe & Menorahs, The Christmas Gift, No Time Like Christmas, Santa’s Boots, The Christmas Consultant, The Twelve Trees of Christmas, Every Day is Christmas, A Christmas Winter Song, Dear Secret Santa and The Christmas Setup

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#SmallScreenScenes @lifetimetvpr @lifetimetv LIFETIME ANNOUNCES CAST AND RELEASES FIRST PHOTO FROM HARRY & MEGHAN: ESCAPING THE PALACE

LIFETIME SAYS ‘HAPPY ANNIVERSARY’

TO HARRY & MEGHAN WITH THE CASTING OF
SYDNEY MORTON AND JORDAN DEAN
TO STAR AS THE ESTRANGED ROYALS IN
HARRY & MEGHAN: ESCAPING THE PALACE


(L to R) Jordan Dean as Harry and Sydney Morton as Meghan

 Lifetime is ready to spill the tea! Three years ago today, the world witnessed the nuptials of Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle while Lifetime has documented their whirlwind, fairytale romance in films Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance and Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal. For the third installment of the franchise Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, Jordan Dean (The Punisher) and Sydney Morton (She’s Gotta Have It) take on the crowns for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which began production this week in Vancouver for a fall 2021 debut. Dean and Morton will fill the royal shoes vacated by Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser in 2018’s hit film Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, followed by Tiffany Smith and Charlie Field for the second installment Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal in 2019.

Returning cast members include Jordan Whalen as Prince William, Laura Mitchell as Kate Middleton, Steve Coulter as Prince Charles, Maggie Sullivun as Queen Elizabeth II, Melanie Nicholls-King as Doria Ragland, Bonnie Soper as Princess Diana, Deborah Ramsay as Camilla and James Dreyfus as palace insider Leonard. Executive producers Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss, director Menhaj Huda and writer Scarlett Lacey also return for the third installment.

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace explores what really happened inside the palace that drove Harry (Dean) and Meghan (Morton) to leave everything behind in order to make a future for themselves and their son Archie. The movie will detail Meghan's growing isolation and sadness, their disappointment that "The Firm" was not defending them against the press's attacks and Harry’s fear that history would repeat itself and he would not be able to protect his wife and son from the same forces that may have contributed to his mother’s untimely death. Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace will examine the dynamics between Will (Whalen) and Harry, Kate (Mitchell) and Meghan, and Harry with Will and Charles (Coulter), that lead to the ultimate break from the royal ties.
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is executive produced by Merideth Finn and Michele Weiss. Menhaj Huda will direct from a script by Scarlett Lacey.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to the three-film Harry & Meghan franchise.


BIOS

Jordan Dean recurred as “Jake Campbell” in the second and final season of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix and recurred as “Ludlow Fowler” in Amazon’s period drama series Z: The Beginning of Everything. His additional television work includes HBO’s High Maintenance, USA’s Golden Globe nominated series The Sinner, CBS’s Bull, and USA’s Royal Pains. His recent Broadway stage work includes Macbeth, directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, American Psycho (with his ‘Harry & Meghan’ co-star Sydney Morton) directed by Rupert Goold and Shows for Days where he worked opposite Patti Lupone and Michael Urie. He is repped by Buchwald and Untitled Entertainment.

Sydney Morton’s television appearances include two seasons of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, she also co-starred opposite Octavia Spencer in Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker both on Netflix and recently began recurring as “Alex” on NBC's Manifest. On Broadway she has appeared in the original companies of Memphis, Evita, Motown the Musical, The Secret of My Success (pre-Broadway), American Psycho (with her Harry & Meghan co-star Jordan Dean), as well as the National Tour of Flashdance. She is repped by BRS-Gage and Steve Maihack at 44 West Entertainment.

ABOUT LIFETIME
Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long running Stop Breast Cancer for Life now in its 25th year, Stop Violence Against Women which relaunched in 2018, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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#NHLPeachy @NHL Dumba, Lindblom and Marleau Voted Masterton Trophy Finalists

 Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom and San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau are the three finalists for the 2020‑21 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey,” the National Hockey League announced today.



The local chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) submitted nominations for the Masterton Trophy after the conclusion of the regular season and the top three vote-getters were designated as finalists. The winners of the 2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone will be revealed during the Stanley Cup Semifinals and Stanley Cup Final, with exact dates, format and times to be announced.



Following are the finalists for the Masterton Trophy, in alphabetical order:



Matt Dumba, D, Minnesota Wild

Dumba received the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2019-20 as he contributed his time, money and efforts to a number of community initiatives, co-founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance, and spoke out against racism and intolerance in hockey. Amidst backlash and online hate directed his way, Dumba has continued the work in 2020-21, hosting the inaugural Matt Dumba Hockey Without Limits Camp in February as part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. "I have a platform to make a change and make a difference. It'd be a shame if I let that go to waste," Dumba told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I think anyone that you talk to and who's been there on the ground supporting these kids and hearing their stories, I think that they would say the same. The smiles, the hope, just the energy that we're cultivating here is starting to change here in Minnesota, but I hope it's across North America and eventually the world."



Oskar Lindblom, LW, Philadelphia Flyers

Lindblom is a Masterton finalist for the second consecutive year. In December of 2019, he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, and started treatment that sidelined him for the remainder of the regular season. The hockey world celebrated on July 2, 2020, when Lindblom rang a ceremonial bell to signify the end of his treatments and again when he returned to the Flyers' lineup for two games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs in September. An inspiration to teammates and opponents alike, Lindblom regained his regular place in the Flyers lineup in 2020-21, playing in 50 of 56 games, and was again declared cancer-free following a scan in March. "It goes up and down every day," Lindblom said. "You can feel great one day, another day you feel like you haven't played hockey for a while. You just have to battle through, try to be strong mentally and do your work every day and hopefully feel good."



Patrick Marleau, C, San Jose Sharks

Marleau celebrated a pair of historic achievements in 2020-21, overtaking Gordie Howe for the most regular-season games in NHL history and later becoming the fourth player to skate in 900 consecutive contests. Marleau, 41, dethroned Howe when he stepped onto the ice for his 1,768th career game April 19 at Vegas. Marleau finished his 23rd NHL season 23rd in League history in career goals (566) and 50th in career points (1,197). "To earn a precious spot in an NHL lineup night after night, year after year, you have to earn it every single game," Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a tribute recognizing Marleau's historic feat. "You have to possess talent that is extremely elite. An incredible passion for the game. A relentless drive to stay in shape and remain impactful by continuously improving and adapting your skills so that coaches simply cannot take you out of the lineup."



Bill Masterton Memorial Scholarship Fund

A $2,500 grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner.



History

The trophy was presented by the NHL Writers’ Association in 1968 to commemorate the late Bill Masterton, a player with the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and who died on Jan. 15, 1968.



Announcement Schedule

The three finalists for the 2021 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone are being announced through Friday, June 11. The series of announcements continues Wednesday, June 9, when the three finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy will be unveiled.


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#NewYorkNotes @RecordingAcad @FordFund 219 Quarterfinalists Announced for 2022 Music Educator Award Presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum

219 QUARTERFINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 MUSIC EDUCATOR AWARD™ PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND GRAMMY MUSEUM®
RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS TO RECEIVE CASH HONORARIUMS, WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES PROVIDED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND

A total of 219 music teachers from 204 cities have been announced as quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. In addition to our quarterfinalists, 189 legacy applicants from 2021 will also be eligible to win the award this year.

QUARTERFINALISTS
Name School City State
Adrian Jermaine Adams Richland Northeast High School Columbia South Carolina
Shirene Agahi-Patterson Denver South High School Denver Colorado
John Aguilar Robert Eagle Staff Middle School Seattle Washington
James Allder Greenbrier East High School Caldwell West Virginia
David Allinder Shades Valley High School Helena Alabama
DJ Alstadt Naperville Central High School Naperville Illinois
Corey Ames Deer Path Middle School Grayslake Illinois
Kathryn Ananda-Owens St. Olaf College Northfield Minnesota
Bonnie Anderson Miller's Point Elementary School Converse Texas
Jeanne Andrews Pauline Petway Elementary School Sewell New Jersey
Justin Antos Dwight D. Eisenhower High School Frankfort Illinois
Tristianne Asbury Capitol Hill High School Norman Oklahoma
Robert Athayde Stanley Middle School Orinda California
Michelle Bade West View Elementary Muncie Indiana
Tim Baird Ellicott school district 22 Fountain Colorado
Wade Baker Olney Central College Vincennes Indiana
Andrew Bennett Fredonia High School Fredonia New York
Gregory Bennett Middletown High School Middletown New York
Brandon Benson J. U. Blacksher Monroeville Alabama
Gary Bernice Springfield High School of Science and Technology Springfield Massachusetts
Robert Bertke St. Francis School Louisville Kentucky
Monica Bertrand St. Charles East High School Geneva Illinois
Justin Binek Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City Kansas
Stephen Blanco Las Vegas High School Las Vegas Nevada
Michael Blostein Averill Park High School East Greenbush New York
Sarah Boline Dennis Lab School Decatur Illinois
Adrain Bonner Lancaster High School Lancaster Texas
Brittany Booth Person High School Roxboro North Carolina
Darrell Boston Loretto High School Loretto Tennessee
Cherie Bowe Pascagoula High School Gautier Mississippi
Andrew Bowerly Tenino High School Tenino Washington
Joshua Boyd Newnan High School Newnan Georgia
Nathaniel Boyd George Wythe High School Highland Springs Virginia
Jonathan Boysen Eastside Catholic School Sammamish Washington
Darcy Brandenburg Davies High School West Fargo North Dakota
Gwendolyn Brazier Barnette Magnet School Fairbanks Alaska
Sedalia Brown Christel House Academy South Indianapolis Indiana
Matthew Brusseau East Lincoln High School Lincolnton North Carolina
Shantavia Burchette East Side High School Summit New Jersey
Ben Burge Jones College Hattiesburg Mississippi
Chris Burkhart Cape Henlopen High School Milton Delaware
Teresa Cameron Eastside Elementary School Lake City Florida
Jessica Campbell Legacy Traditional School, NW Tucson Tucson Arizona
Jennifer Canales Weeksville Elementary School Elizabeth City North Carolina
Helen Capehart Bridgeport Middle School Bridgeport Texas
Marcos Carreras Springfield Conservatory of the Arts Springfield Massachusetts
Kevin Carroll Waubonsie Valley High School Aurora Illinois
Josh Chapel Deerfield Windsor School Albany Georgia
Michalee Christy Mercer High School Mercer Pennsylvania
Christopher Clark Mt. Everett High School Lee Massachusetts
Michael Coelho Ipswich High School Newburyport Massachusetts
Kyle Cook Western Branch Middle School Portsmouth Virginia
JD Cooney Mayville High School Sun Prairie Wisconsin
Stephen Cox Eastland High School Eastland Texas
Cory Joy Craig Benton Intermediate School Shreveport Louisiana
Kessler Cuffman Howard Connect Academy Chattanooga Tennessee
Christine Cumberledge Central Junior High School Euless Texas
Nicole Davidson Susan E. Wiley Elementary Copiague New York
Beth Davies Franklin Middle School Cedar Rapids Iowa
David Davis Clear Springs Elementary Minnetonka Minnesota
David DePriest MCGavock High School Nashville Tennessee
Robert DeSantis Millville Senior High School Millville New Jersey
Shelby Dickey Gorzycki Middle School Austin Texas
Thomas DiNuoscio Northeastern High School Fairborn Ohio
Heather Dipasquale Todd County Middle School Elkton Kentucky
Doris Doyon Norwalk High School Long Beach California
John Drechen Lower Cape May Regional High School North Cape May New Jersey
Dwayne DuBose Burke County High School Waynesboro Georgia
Dale Duncan Henderson Middle School Atlanta Georgia
Jody Dunn Crestview High School Crestview Florida
Brandon Elliott Moorpark College Moorpark California
Kyle Engelhardt Cedar Falls High School Cedar Falls Iowa
Edward Ercilla Doral Academy Preparatory Miami Florida
Kevin Erickson J. Frank Dobie High School Houston Texas
Cuauhtemoc Escobedo Eckstein Middle School Seattle Washington
Wayne Fanning Niu Valley Middle School Honolulu Hawaii
Jordan Ford Norwood Elementary School Birmingham Alabama
Nicholas Gaudette Edina High School Minneapolis Minnesota
Julie Gentry Westover Hills elementary Midlothian Virginia
Andrew Gibb-Clark Highland High School St. Peter's Missouri
Christian Giddings Deering High School Portland Maine
Jason Gillette Brookfield Central HS Brookfield Wisconsin
Chris Gleason Patrick Marsh Middle School Sun Prairie Wisconsin
Ryan Gonzales James Monroe High School Sylmar California
Vivian Gonzalez Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer Miami Florida
David Grant Manor New Tech Middle School Austin Texas
Robert Green Lakeland High School Highland Michigan
Keith Griffis Walter L. Sickles High School Tampa Florida
Shanti Mae Gruber Glenwood Springs High School Glenwood Springs Colorado
Sarah Gulish Lower Moreland High School Huntingdon Valley Pennsylvania
Melissa Gustafson-Hinds O'Fallon Township High School O'Fallon Illinois
Mike Guzman Hewitt-Trussville High School Trussville Alabama
Matthew Hammond Lawrence County High School Louisa Kentucky
Hamilton Hayes Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences Barnesville Maryland
Lynn Herbel Moore High School Moore Oklahoma
Elizabeth Hering Churchill High School Livonia Michigan
Spencer Hile McHenry Community High School Oakwood Hills Illinois
Montgomery Hill Marion High School Marion Arkansas
Billy Hochkeppel Southside High School Youngsville Louisiana
Jerell Horton Vestavia Hills High School Vestavia Hills Alabama
Michael Huebner Kennesaw Mountain High School Kennesaw Georgia
Gene Hundley Swainsboro Middle School Swainsboro Georgia
Bobby Jenks Capital High School Hurricane West Virginia
Jennifer Jimenez South Miami Sr. High School of the Arts Miami Florida
Luke Johnson Victoria Elementary School Victoria Kansas
Natalie Kerr Bloomfield High School Rochelle Park New Jersey
Robin King Fountain International Magnet School Pueblo Colorado
Scott Krijnen Castillero Middle School San Jose California
Marissa Kyser Spokane R-VII High School Nixa Missouri
John Landers Lakenheath High School APO U.S. Armed Forces
– Europe
Jacqueline Langley Haverford Middle School Havertown Pennsylvania
Megan LaRose Mount Abraham Union High School Bristol Vermont
Brandon Larsen Herriman High School Herriman Utah
Derek Larson St. Regis School St. Regis Montana
Matt Leder Gadsden State Community College Rainbow City Alabama
Monica Leimer DeLand High School DeLand Florida
Michael Leone Gardner South Wilmington High School Spring Valley Illinois
Derek Limback John F. Hodge High School Rolla Missouri
Michael Linert Westminster High School Westminster Colorado
Kevin Longwill Copper Beech Elementary School Abington Pennsylvania
Wes Lowe The King's Academy West Palm Beach Florida
Pamela Lowell Cranston High School East Cranston Rhode Island
Matt Martindale Shelby County High School Hoover Alabama
Jesus Martinez Sam Houston High School Arlington Texas
Atsuko Masuyama Richwoods High School Peoria Illinois
Chris Maunu Arvada West High School Arvada Colorado
Emily Maurer Slidell Junior High Slidell Louisiana
Margaret Maurice Hidden Valley Elementary School Charlotte North Carolina
Eric McAllister Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Las Vegas Nevada
Richard McCready River Hill High School Columbia Maryland
Angela McKenna Classen SAS @ Northeast High School Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Bob Mecozzi Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Western Springs Illinois
A.J. Merlino Albright College Reading Pennsylvania
Nicole Mihalek Centre Avenue School Deer Park New York
Today Milford Druid Hills Middle Tucker Georgia
Jasper Miranda Rochelle School Rochelle Texas
Amberle Mitchell Washington HS Hayward California
Wanda Mitchell Hampton High Hampton Virginia
Ashleigh Moffit Gateway Science Academy Middle School Saint Louis Missouri
Charles Moorer McArthur High School Hollywood Florida
John Moorer II Bethune - Bowman Elementary Orangeburg South Carolina
Lauren Morabito Hendrick Hudson High School Montrose New York
Alicia Moreno Mulloy Liberty Middle School Madison Alabama
Charles Morgan Joliet Junior College Joliet Illinois
Christopher Nicholas West Adams Preparatory High School Los Angeles California
Trevor Nicholas Nicholas Senn High School Chicago Illinois
Adam Nobile Big Spring High School Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania
Jason Noble Scarsdale High School Scarsdale New York
Amanda Nottingham William C. Jack Goodyear Arizona
Keely Abeln Parkway South Middle School Ballwin Missouri
Laura O'Konski Liberty High School Fredericksburg Virginia
Meredith Olson Elmwood Elementary School Chicago Illinois
Todd Oxford Texas State University Austin Texas
Brian Parrish Parkway West High School Ballwin Missouri
Cale Patton Dawes Elementary School Chicago Illinois
Peter Perry Richard Montgomery HS Montgomery Village Maryland
Jordan Peters People's Preparatory Charter School Newark New Jersey
Robert Pettigrew Westside High School Anderson South Carolina
Daniel Philpott-Jones Mohonasen High School Schenectady New York
Brendan Pitts Berrien High School Nashville Georgia
Zachary Pitt-Smith Edna Brewer Middle School Oakland California
Courtney Powers South Philadelphia High School Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Ær Queen Braddock Elementary School Fairfax Virginia
Michael Rais Frost Middle School Livonia Michigan
Marc Ratner Mineola High School Mineola New York
Christopher Redd Dover High School Dover Ohio
Stanley Renda Ogden High School Ogden Utah
Kathleen Riser Scott Central Attendance Center Forest Mississippi
Raymond Roberts Milwaukee High School of the Arts West Allis Wisconsin
Bethany Robinson Noblesville High School Noblesville Indiana
Marcos Rodriguez Avant Garde Academy of Broward Pembroke Pines Florida
Yael Rothfeld Thurston Elementary School Ann Arbor Michigan
Edgar Rubio Silver Trail Middle Pembroke Pines Florida
Sarah Ruff Arthur and Polly Mays 6-12 Conservatory of the Arts Homestead Florida
Elizabeth Savage Colquitt County High School Moultrie Georgia
Jason Schayot Berkner High School Richardson Texas
Caitlin Schmidt JL Long Middle School Mesquite Texas
Kati Seiter Oregon Middle School Oregon Wisconsin
Matthew Shephard Meridian Early College High School Coleman Michigan
Dustin Shrum Central Visual and Performing Arts High School St. Louis Missouri
Shawn Silva Oñate High School Las Cruces New Mexico
Michele Slone Urbana Elementary and Jr. High School Urbana Ohio
Andrew Smigielski Forrest County Agricultural High School Hattiesburg Mississippi
Derek Smith Hickory Ridge Middle School Harrisburg North Carolina
Patrick Smith Cooperative Arts & Humanities Magnet High School New Haven Connecticut
Michael Francis Smith Bourne Intermediate School Bourne Massachusetts
Michael Steele Lake Orion High School Waterford Michigan
Jordan Stehle Matthew Whaley Elementary Williamsburg Virginia
Jonathan Steltzer Wayne County High School Jesup Georgia
Shannon Stem University Academy Panama City Florida
Cindy Stone Belgrade Middle School Bozeman Montana
Loy Studer S. H. Rider High School Wichita Falls Texas
Elizabeth Taylor La Crosse Elementary School South Hill Virginia
Laura Taylor Unity Junior High Palos Hills Illinois
William Tiberio Fairport High School Farmington New York
Sarah Todd Mary Lyon Elementary School Chicago Illinois
Michael Tosh Chapel Hill High School Mount Pleasant Texas
Julie Trent Glendale High School Glendale Arizona
Matthew Trevino Roan Forest Elementary San Antonio Texas
Alice Tsui New Bridges Elementary Brooklyn New York
Patrick Van Arsdale Ben Davis High School Indianapolis Indiana
Shirley Van Paepeghem North Star Charter School Eagle Idaho
EJ Villanueva Orange Grove Elementary School Anaheim California
Derrick Walker Cedar Hill High School Cedar Hill Texas
Rebecca Wand New Castle High School Anderson Indiana
Heaven Watson-Weary Hunter Huss High School Gastonia North Carolina
Christopher Weatherly Alice Deal Middle School Washington District of Columbia
Christopher Weddel Yutan public schools Omaha Nebraska
Carissa Werner Ries Elementary Las Vegas Nevada
Tammy White Kiser Middle School Greensboro North Carolina
Brian Willett Monrovia Schools Monrovia Indiana
David Wiseman Lexington School Lexington Alabama
Jacqueline Witherspoon JC Magill Elementary School Lawrenceville Georgia
William Woods Crown Point High School Chesterton Indiana
Arthur Wright, III Berkmar High School Lilburn Georgia
Reginald Yarbrough Hard Elementary Birmingham Alabama
Tammy Yi Chapman University Long Beach California
Kevin Young Enka High School Candler North Carolina
Jayme Zimmerman Bellefonte Elementary School Bellefonte Pennsylvania




LEGACY APPLICANTS

Name School City State
Samantha Alexander Dyker Heights Intermediate School IS 201 Brooklyn New York
Ellice Amendolare Eastridge High School Rochester New York
Peter Antony The Bayard School Wilmington Delaware
Gabriel Arnold Nicholls State University Thibodaux Louisiana
Nathaniel Arnold Upper Dublin Fort Washington Pennsylvania
Ashleigh Moffit Gateway Science Academy Middle School St. Louis Missouri
Michelle Bade West View Elementary Muncie Indiana
Kendra Balmer Russell Byers Charter School Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Kenneth Bedwell St.James High School Murrells Inlet South Carolina
Christopher Behrens Beloit Memorial High School Beloit Wisconsin
Deanna Bell Vestavia Hills Elementary East Vestavia Hills Alabama
Lisa Bennett PA Leadership Charter School, Center for Performing and Fine Arts West Chester Pennsylvania
Brandon Bitner Central Dauphin High School Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Alisha Bowden Richmond Hill Middle School Richmond Hill Georgia
Nathan Bowman West Rowan Middle School Salisbury North Carolina
Chris Branam North Carolina State University Raleigh North Carolina
Brittany Brings Centennial High School Boise Idaho
Tashundra Brown Southwind High School Memphis Tennessee
Steve Browne Nashville Community High School Nashville Illinois
Casey Buck Conway Public Schools Conway Arkansas
David Buckle Jonas Salk Middle School Old Bridge New Jersey
Vashti Burgess Marlton Elementary Upper Marlboro Maryland
Brian Buterbaugh Hershey High School Hershey Pennsylvania
James Byrn Maconaquah High School Bunker Hill Indiana
Teresa Cameron Eastside Elementary School Lake City Florida
Kendall Carrier Parrish Community High School Parrish Florida
Andrew Challman John Bartram High School Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Christopher Cherry Hampshire High School Hampshire Illinois
Candace Chun Eldorado High School Las Vegas Nevada
Jenna Cipolla Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy Elizabeth New Jersey
Carol Clark Gray - New Gloucester High School Gray Maine
Robert Clark Long Branch High School Long Branch New Jersey
Michael Clements Longfellow Elementary School Eastlake Ohio
Sean Cohen Great Valley High School Malvern Pennsylvania
Matthew Cole Tahoma High School Maple Valley Washington
Melissa Colvin Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School Irving Texas
Megan Cooney St. Ambrose University Davenport Iowa
James Cooney Mayville Middle/High School Mayville Wisconsin
Tiffany Cox Lake Worth Community High School Lake Worth Florida
Michael Craner Schuylerville Central Schools Schuylerville New York
Christina Custode Niagara Falls High School Niagara Falls New York
Mark D'Angelo Roosevelt High School Wyandotte Michigan
Jim Daughters Arkansas Tech University Russellville Arkansas
David Dehner Monte Vista Christian Watsonville California
Maria Del Valle Brin The Equity Project Charter School New York New York
John Denton Sunset Ridge School Phoenix Arizona
Christopher Dollar Fishers Island School Fishers Island New York
Lawrence Dubill Hamburg High School Hamburg New York
David Eckert New Braunfels High School New Braunfels Texas
Alison Ellis Peninsula High School Gig Harbor Washington
Alison Ellis Peninsula High School Gig Harbor Washington
Kevin Erickson J. Frank Dobie High School Houston Texas
T.J. Eriksen Eagle High School Eagle Idaho
Jesse Espinosa S. P. Waltrip High School Houston Texas
Krista Fanning Caddo Middle Magnet Shreveport Louisiana
Christina Farrell Long Beach Middle School Lido Beach New York
Amy Fetterly Clarence High School Clarence New York
Deborah Fleischer Schofield Middle School Las Vegas Nevada
Claire Foote Jesse S. Bobo Elementary School Spartanburg South Carolina
Mindy Forehand Ola High School McDonough Georgia
Arturo Fuerte Willard Elementary School Evanston Illinois
Michael Gabriel Charles W. Flanagan High School Pembroke Pines Florida
Kevin Garcia-Hettinger Brandeis High School San Antonio Texas
Jason Giachetti Huntington High School Huntington New York
Trey Giddens New Manchester High School Douglasville Georgia
David Gleason Green Mountain High School Lakewood Colorado
Andrew Glenn Estrella Foothills High School Goodyear Arizona
Carlos Goncalves Wilson Avenue School Newark New Jersey
Sheena Graham Warren Harding High School Bridgeport Connecticut
Melissa Gustafson-Hinds O'Fallon Township High School O'Fallon Illinois
Michael Guzman Tuscaloosa County High School Northport Alabama
Amanda Hallam Garrett Junior High School Boulder City Nevada
Elise Hepworth Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph Missouri
Josh Hettinger Garrett High School Garrett Indiana
Kaitlin Holt Saugus High School Santa Clarita California
Camilla Horne Lincoln University Lincoln University Pennsylvania
Vernon Huff The State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia New York
Nathan Johnston Eastmark High School Mesa Arizona
Gerard Patrick Jones University High School Fresno California
John Jones Lincoln Hall Middle School Lincolnwood Illinois
Samuel Kallaos Ruby Major Elementary Nashville Tennessee
Richard Kane Mount Union Area High School Mount Union Pennsylvania
Michael Kasper Carpentersville Middle School Carpenteresville Illinois
Caroline Kaupa Palo Verde Middle School Phoenix Arizona
Matthew Komula Trinity High School Washington Pennsylvania
Rachel Kramer Orange County School of the Arts Santa Ana California
Matt Lamb Glenwood City School District Glenwood City Wisconsin
Jenny Lanier McDowell High School Marion North Carolina
Jordan Lee Western Guilford High School Greensboro North Carolina
David Lewis Preble Shawnee Jr Sr High School Camden Ohio
Joshua Light Soddy-Daisy HS Soddy-Daisy Tennessee
Paul Litten Homewood Middle School Homewood Alabama
Julianna LoBiondo Hillsborough High School Hillsborough New Jersey
Clarissa Lopez Meridian World School Round Rock Texas
Ed Luckey Wilson Southern Middle School West Lawn Pennsylvania
Ryan Mack P.S. 52K Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn New York
Lisa MacVicar Hackensack High School Hackensack New Jersey
Dean Marino West Port High School Ocala Florida
Jacob Martin Kaukauna High School Kaukauna Wisconsin
David Matchim Centennial High School Ellicott City Maryland
Melinda Mauter Charles R. Drew Charter School Atlanta Georgia
Alyxis Mayeaux Brusly High School Brusly Louisiana
Jay McCulley Sunset Middle School Brentwood Tennessee
Kayla Medlen Cox Landing Elementary Huntington West Virginia
Chris Mettert East Noble High School Kendallville Indiana
Jay Miller Columbia High School Lake City Florida
Marc Monroe Butler Traditional High School Louisville Kentucky
Amber Moss Lakeside Middle School-Garland County Hot Springs Arkansas
Stephanie Nelson Liberty-Eylau High School Texarkana Texas
Mark Nichols Brazoswood High School Clute Texas
Adam Nobile Big Spring High School Newville Pennsylvania
Lonnie Norwood, Jr. Chicago Children's Choir Chicago Illinois
Amanda Nottingham William C. Jack Glendale Arizona
Jeremy Overbeck Century High School Bismarck North Dakota
Ryan Palmer Coon Rapids High School Coon Rapids Minnesota
Chung Park University of Central Florida Orlando Florida
Kelly Parra PS/IS 266 Bellerose New York
Matt Pendrak Amherst Central High School Amherst New York
Craig Peterson Fergus Falls Public Schools Fergus Falls Minnesota
Alan Posner Bloomfield Hills High School Bloomfield Hills Michigan
Alan Posner Bloomfield Hills High School Bloomfield Hills Michigan
Courtney Powers South Philadelphia High School Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Bryan Poyzer North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton North Dakota
Debra Price Paden City High School Paden City West Virginia
Timothy Price Newport Elementary School Newport North Carolina
Shawna Quinn Vista Ridge High School Colorado Springs Colorado
Kameron Radford Stuart W. Cramer High School Belmont North Carolina
Jose Ramos Beaumont Magnet Academy Knoxville Tennessee
Christina Randall Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School Hardeeville South Carolina
Becca Rhodes Farmington High School Farmington Utah
Daniel Robbins La Paz Intermediate Mission Viejo California
Marcos Rodriguez Avant Garde Academy of Broward Hollywood Florida
Brent Rose Kelly Walsh High School Casperq Wyoming
Lenae Rose Morgan County High School Madison Georgia
Stefanie Sagaro Academy for International Education Charter School Miami Springs Florida
Erin Scalisi Nimitz High School Irving Texas
Mathew Schick Crescenta Valley High School La Crescenta California
Kevin Schoenbach Oswego High School Oswego Illinois
Natalie Sheeler Sturgis Charter Public School (East Campus) Hyannis Massachusetts
Alex Shive Cartersville High School Cartersville Georgia
Christopher Shumick Milton High School Milton Georgia
Katie Silcott Olentangy Shanahan Middle School Lewis Center Ohio
Michelle Smith Heathrow Elementary School Lake Mary Florida
Suzanne Spencer Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Betsy Stambach-Fuller South Glens Falls High School South Glens Falls New York
Shannon Stephens Lookout Valley Middle/High School Chattanooga Tennessee
Kokoe Tanaka-Suwan Purchase Elementary School & Parsons Memorial Elementary School Harrison Central New York
Rachel Taylor East Silver Spring Elementary School Silver Spring Maryland
Michelle Tolvo-Chan Helix Charter High School La Mesa California
Christopher Toomey Mineola High School Garden City Park New York
Brenna Tripp Manteno Elementary School/Dennis Lab School Manteno/Decatur Illinois
Neil Underwood Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory North Carolina
Casey Unger West Allis Central High School, West Milwaukee Intermediate School, Irving Elementary West Allis Wisconsin
David Vickerman San José State University San José California
Patrick Volker Scarborough High School Scarborough Maine
Erich Wald Russell O Brackman Middle School Barnegat New Jersey
Lynne Weimer Portville Central School Portville New York
Nick Weiser The State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia New York
Joshua Wentz Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar California
Lisa Williamson Casselberry Elementary Casselberry Florida
Kelly Winovich Northgate Middle/Senior High School Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Jeanine Woodman John S Clark Elementary Waukegan Illinois
Mark Wozniak Padua Franciscan High School Parma Ohio
Ryan Wright South Lake High School Groveland Florida
Christina Young Atrisco Heritage Academy High School Albuquerque New Mexico
Ronnie Ziccardi Avonworth Elementary School Pittsburgh Pennsylvania





WHAT:

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. A joint partnership and presentation of the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum, the recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY® Week 2022.

The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators. Teachers are also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers are notified and invited to fill out an application.

Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students' lives. The eighth annual honoree will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards® and a range of GRAMMY Week events. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants.

Fifteen semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants. The matching grants provided to the schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Museum’s Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, The NAMM Foundation, and the National Education Association support this program through outreach to their constituencies.



WHEN:

The semifinalists will be announced in September.



WHERE:

For more information, please visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.



ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008, 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 www.grammymuseum.org, "like" the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.

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, Tumblr, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND
As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund's mission is to strengthen communities and help make people's lives better. Working with dealers and nonprofit partners in more than 50 countries, Ford Fund provides access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential. Since 1949, Ford Fund has invested more than $2.1 billion in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering. For more information, visit www.fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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