After a two-year covid-created hiatus, the New York Auto Show returns to the fully-expanded Javits Center starting This Friday, April 15 to the 24th, 2022. The electrifying future of cars will be on full display across several massive floors including huge booths presenting the latest developments from Jeep, Hyundai, Kia, Chevrolet, Nissan, Chrysler, and more. There still one more day to catch it in case you missed notice of the show
Spotlighted throughout the show are the latest in automobile technologies — including the increasing development of hybrid and electric cars — all as result of the automotive industry responding to climate change and — in light of the Ukrainian war — the efforts to switch from natural gas and oil to electrical technology.
With a host of innovations and fresh experiences for potential car buyers, the New York Auto Show will excite and educate attendees on the benefits of driving electric with a major ‘Electric Test Fest’ that takes up two-thirds of the Show’s lower level.
With an enormous indoor track, attendees will have the opportunity to ride in a wide range of electric vehicles including new models from Chevrolet, Kia, Nissan, Volvo, and EV start-ups INDI from California and Vietnam’s VinFast. In addition, Ford and Hyundai will incorporate EV test tracks into their own displays on the main show floor so consumers can take a ride in even more electrics.
The New York Auto Show will feature nearly an entire level of the convention center dedicated to plug-in electric vehicles, charging solutions, and consumer awareness programs. On Level 1 of the Javits Center, attendees will be able to explore three-wheeled and two-wheeled electric vehicles.
Said New York Auto Show President Mark Schienberg, “Today, we see a future that is electric and the New York Auto Show is once again at the leading edge of the process by which potential car buyers come to understand, desire, and ultimately purchase, the incredible products that the automobile industry has to offer.”
New York Auto Show visitors will be among the first to see the all-new Volkswagen ID. Buzz. With its short overhangs, spacious interior and available two-tone color palette the ID. Buzz pays homage to the iconic Volkswagen Microbus of the 1960s, while the high-tech interior, sustainably crafted design features, and EV technology clearly marks it as a vehicle of the future.
Kia America returns to the show with the North American debut of the all-new 2023 Niro. A key component of the brand’s ambitious electrification and sustainability initiative, the Niro sports many of the design cues first seen on the Habaniro concept, including the unique and aerodynamic panel along the C-pillar.In hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric EV variants, the Niro will roll across the Kia display stand or can be viewed at Kia.com.
Chrysler offers a sneak peek at a potential design path on the brand’s journey to an all-electric future by revealing a new look for its Airflow Concept.
Making its North American debut, the Alfa Romeo Tonale will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show. While remaining true to its DNA of noble Italian sportsmanship since 1910, Tonale is part of a radical evolution taking place at Alfa Romeo, which looks ahead to a new era of electrification and connectivity. As the first C-SUV from Alfa Romeo, North American consumers will experience more than 110 years of performance heritage from two all-new efficient powertrain offerings, which includes a plug-in hybrid with over 30 miles of pure electric range and 272 horsepower.
Among the many experiences available, the Electric Vehicle Indoor Test Track lets visitors see the advancements coming to EVs. Audiences can also take a wide array of electric vehicles out for a test spin. Ford’s indoor ride experience includes an immersive and exhilarating Mustang Mach-E experience designed to showcase the future-forward electric vehicle’s abilities and learn more about the embedded technology and connectivity built into every vehicle.
For those looking for a more light-weight and less gas-guzzling way to get around, the all-new for the 2022 Micro Mobility Expo & Test Track features a range of electric bikes and scooters for people to view and learn about.
In the Exotics exhibit you can see supercars, hypercars and exclusive luxury vehicles from Bentley, Karma, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Rolls Royce. Austria’s DEUS Automobiles will showcase an all-new electric hypercar, The DEUS Vayanne (day-oos vy-ahn). Combining Austrian design language with Italian and British technical and engineering know-how, it also features Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering.
Other technologies besides the cars themselves will also be featured. The world’s biggest automakers, including Mercedes Benz, Lamborghini and Mitsubishi are integrating what3words innovative location technology to eliminate the issues of accuracy, clunky interfaces and speech recognition. Globally, 80% of motorists use satellite navigation in their cars, and 87% of them do not trust it to direct them to the right destination. When it comes to voice input, 38% struggle to be recognized by their in-car device or find them difficult to program.
California-based INDI EV will be making exciting new announcements at the 2022 New York Auto Show. INDI EV Head of Design Andre Hudson will be joined by INDIEV Head of Battery Systems Tom Gage virtually to provide thorough insights on the lifesource and strength of the INDI One.
The Saratoga Auto Museum offers a High Voltage Exhibit which shows off electric vehicles dating back to the early 20th century. There’s also a rare 1909 Studebaker Electric Suburban Model and a one-of-a-kind 1977 GE100, built to celebrate General Electric’s centennial on display as well.
Pre-show on April 13th, Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai Motor Group’s Executive Vice President for Design and Chief Creative Officer, has been named 2022 World Car Person of the Year by the The World Car Awards jury panel representing 102 journalists from 33 countries.
The 2022 World Car Awards program includes the presentation of the World Car Design, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Urban Car, World Electric Vehicle and World Car of the Year.
Donckerwolke was chosen by the jury since he has held design responsibility for a number of highly innovative new models, including the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Genesis GV60 and Kia EV6, which were launched over the past year. In addition, his restomod Pony and Grandeur models have paid homage to the great and often neglected automotive heritage of Korea.
More manufacturers and concept cars than you can shake a stick shift at will be on display this April. A perennial favorite of the Javits Center, the New York Auto Show brings in audiences of all ages from all over the tri-state area.
New York Auto Show: April 15- 24, 2022 Jacob K. Javits Center (Between 34th and 37th St. on 11th Ave.) Every day 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
To learn more, go to: https://www.autoshowny.com/
Barry Manilow’s and Bruce Sussman’s Harmony Meets The Press
Harmony, has been in rehearsals for 3 weeks and yesterday morning, they meet the press.
Barry Manilow, wrote the original music.
Bruce Sussman, who wrote the book and lyrics
director/choreographer Warren Carlyle
and producer Ken Davenport started the show off to a harmonious roll. Harmony begins previews Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night.
Many of the cast are making their Broadway debuts with Harmony, including 5 of the 6 actors playing the Harmonists.
The Harmonists, along with Chip Zien finished out the morning with a performance of the song “Stars in the Night.”
The production also stars performers Sierra Boggess and Julie Benko.
Tomorrow meet the men of Harmony
Cabaret, Talks and Concerts For October
The question would be, what to pick to go see, out of the multitude of offerings. Here are our picks for October
92 Street Y: 1395 Lexington Ave. 10/1: Dr. Jane Goodall in Conversation with David Rubenstein; 10/4: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Martha Stewart; 10/9: “Gutenberg! The Musical!”: Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells in Conversation with MTV’s Josh Horowitz; 10/10: Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conversation: BE USEFUL: Seven Tools for Life; 10/12: Audra McDonald: Musings through Music with Andy Einhorn and 10/28 – 30: Tale as Old as Time: The Songs of Howard Ashman
Birdland Jazz: 315 West 44 St. Every Monday at 9:30pm Jim Caruso’s Cast Party; Every Tuesday at 8:30pm The Lineup with Susie Mosher; Every Saturday at 7pm Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice); 10/2: A Collective Cy Jeff Harner sings Cy Coleman; 10/9: The Unprecedented Amanda Green & Friends; 10/16: Maude Maggart: “Here Come The Dreamers” and 10/23: Jamie deRoy and Friends and 10/26 -28: Karrin Allyson: “Brazilian Nights And Beyond” Feat. Vitor Goncalves, Rafael Barata & Harvie S.
Carnegie Hall: 881 7th Ave at 57th St. 10/2: Lyle Lovett and His Large Band; 10/18: A Very Good+ Night of Comedy with Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, Amy Schumer & Ronny Chieng
Special Guest D-Nice and 10/27: The New York Pops with Hailey Kilgore, Derek Klena, Javier Muñoz and Ali Stroker
Chelsea Table + Stage: Hilton Fashion District Hotel, 152 W 26th St. 10/20: Marieann Meringolo
Don’t Tell Mama: 343 W. 46 St. 10/28: Quinn Lemley
The DJango: 2 Avenue of the Americas.
54 Below: 254 West 54 St. 10/2 The New York Pops Underground; 10/2, 17, 28 and 30: Norbert Leo Butz Sings Torch Songs for a Pandemic; 10/3, 7 and 11 Linda Eder; 10/5 -6 Mauricio Martínez: 5’11” Based in NYC, feat. Linedy Genao & more!; 10/8: Little By Little Reunion Concert, feat. Darrin Baker, Liz Larsen, and Christiane Noll; 10/12: Lee Roy Reams: Uncensored! For Adults Only!’ 10/14 -16 and 23 -25 and 30: Marilyn Maye; 10/20 – 21: Lorna Luft; 10/22: A Gentleman’s Guide 10th Anniversary Celebration and 10/ 26 -28: Jai Rodriguez: A Thousand Sweet Kisses
Sony Hall: 235 W. 46th St. 10/4:Daniel Nardicio presents Witch Perfect An all live-singing parody of Disney’s Hocus Pocus feat. Emmy-winning stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race: Scarlet Envy, Tina Burner & Alexis Michelle and 10/16: Rockers on Broadway 30th Anniversary
Theatre at the West Bank Café: 407 West 42 St. 10/14 and 28: Mark Nadler – CRAZY
The Town Hall: 123 West 43rd Street. 10/10: A Not That Fancy Conversation and Performance with Reba Mcentire and 10/11: Alec Baldwin’s Here’s The Thing Live With Michael Wolff
Midnight Moment For October Presents Circadian Nocturne
In October from 11:57pm – 12am, artist Anna Ridler introduces a new kind of countdown clock in Times Square. Using complex algorithms to explore non-human ways of keeping time, Ridler’s Circadian Nocturnefeatures AI-generated animations of night-blooming and night scented flora – queen of the night cactuses, the moonflower, night-blooming jasmine, night phlox, and evening stock. Painterly petals slowly blossom into a dreamlike garden — chronobiological clocks set against the mechanical and digital structures that set the pace of our contemporary lives.
Created with artificial intelligence and a high-tech machine that can keep time at an atomic level, Circadian Nocturne also pairs modern, highly precise computerized timekeeping methods with the often unpredictable and imprecise imagery created by autonomous digital software and is part of an ongoing project exploring time and technology. Welcoming this tension, Ridler visually obscures tech-based accuracy with something more organic and in sync with the natural landscape.
Launching in the fall, an artist-designed mobile app featuring a smaller, single screen version of the project and an original musical score by composer William Marsey will accompany the Times Square presentation of Circadian Nocturne, allowing for more intimate experience of the work from anywhere in the world.
Based in London, Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who works with systems of knowledge and how technologies are created in order to better understand the world. She is particularly interested in ideas around measurement and quantification and how this relates to the natural world. Her process often involves working with collections of information or data, particularly datasets, to create new and unusual narratives.
Ridler holds an MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art and a BA in English Literature and Language from Oxford University along with fellowships at the Creative Computing Institute at University of the Arts London. Her work has been exhibited at cultural institutions worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Barbican Centre, Centre Pompidou, HeK Basel, the ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica, Sheffield Documentary Festival and the Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence. She was a European Union EMAP fellow and the winner of the 2018-2019 DARE Art Prize. Ridler has received commissions by Salford University, the Photographers Gallery, Opera North, and Impakt Festival. She was listed as one of the nine “pioneering artists” exploring AI’s creative potential by Artnet and received an honorary mention in the 2019 Ars Electronica Golden Nica award for the category AI & Life Art. She was nominated for a “Beazley Designs of the Year” award in 2019 by the Design Museum for her work on datasets and categorization.
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STRIKE UPDATE — As we went to press on Sunday, a tentative agreement had been worked out between the AMPTPand the WGA. Of course, it now has to be ratified. Per TV Line: Once the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed on the Writer’s Guild of American’s tentative new deal with the AMPTP, the words “Live, from New York!” might symbolically signal the end of the WGA strike, which spanned a near-historic 146 days.
“We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement),” the WGA posted in a message to its members late Sunday night, “which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language.” The tentative deal now needs to be “papered,” and formally recommended by the WGA negotiating committee to the WGA Board and Council for approval, and then ratified by WGA membership — a process that could take up to two weeks.
The actor’s strike persists and from our sources we hear it’s still a tough go. But not to minimize anything, this is a step in the right direction.
McCALLUM PASSES AT 90 – David McCallum -along with Robert Vaughn- were two of the coolest dudes on TV, ever. Vaughn passed in 2016 and McCallum passed on Monday. Starring as Illya Kuryakin, he literally electrified the screen. I’m an Man From U.N.C.L.E. fan, always have been and per Jon Heitland’s terrific The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Book: Behind the Scenes Story of a Televison Classic (1987) it turns out that McCallum was literally the key to its success. Not only did he become quite the chick magnet, but viewers just loved the character.
McCallum was also ‘Ducky’ on CBS’ NCIS and certainly was their secret weapon too. His character was everyone’s uncle (no pun intended) and possessed a rather quixotic, yet mesmerizing ambiance on the show. Part-doctor, part-therapist, part spy.
Michael Weatherly, also on the show for its greatest years, said “He made every second count.”
I’ll never forget the episode (Meat Puzzle in 2005) when Kate asked Gibbs what Ducky would have looked like as a younger man. Gibbs answers Illya Kuryakin, too funny.
Actually, with Harmon long-gone from his role on NCIS, McCallum, in my opinion, was the glue that still held it together. Huge loss for sure.
Here’s a great look at McCallum’s storied career from Deadline: https://deadline.com/2023/09/david-mccallum-dead-ncis-actor-1235555770/
SHORT TAKES — I don’t know Robert Menendez, but with wild tales of cash stuffed in envelopes in jackets; gold bars; and kickbacks; it sounds like he’s had a pretty interesting run. As more than one has said, where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire. And there does seem to be a lot of smoke … Congratulations to Andrew Sandoval on his marriage to Natasha Rubin …
On Tuesday, September 26, WBGO Studios launched As We Speak, a new podcast hosted by David Sanborn, who interviews major figures in the world of jazz. Kicking off the series are episodes with vocalists Kurt Elling and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Future guests include Sonny Rollins, Terri Lyne Carrington, John McLaughlin and Maria Schneider. The award-winning and influential saxophonist shows his interviewing chops with in-depth conversations with his fellow artists about their creative process and their singular journey in jazz …
Micky Dolenz was interviewed by Mojo Magazine’s Ian Harrison from the U.K. Tuesday and heads to Houston Thursday for the Days of the Dead comic-con (https://www.daysofthedead.com/houston/) in Houston …
Look for keyboard-man Benny Harrison to debut his forthcoming solo album Pages at the Bitter End. Harrison is interviewed for Medium today … Could The Office return to TV? Per items on Tuesday, a re-boot is almost guaranteed …
Netflix is sending their last ever DVDs out this week in those red envelopes. The service ran for 25 years! My, we’ve come a long way … It looks like Robert DeNiro will not be playing off his scenes in Taxi Driver for his new Uber commercial after all. Take a read: https://deadline.com/2023/09/taxi-driver-commercial-featuring-robert-de-niro-draws-comment-from-paul-schrader-1235554798/… (Via Deadline) For the love of Maddie Hayes, look what’s coming to Hulu: Moonlighting. For the very first time, all 67 episodes of Moonlighting will be available to stream on the platform beginning October 10. Hulupromises that each episode of the 1980’s comedy starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd has been remastered in HD from the original film source. It even will feature the original Grammy-nominated title track recording from Al Jarreau … Happy Bday Melissa Davis.
NAMES IN THE NEWS — Bob Merlis; Brad LeBeau; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Jodi Ritzen; Dylan Ritzen; Jane Blunkell; Glenn Gretlund; Ian Harrison; Bert Schneider; Jason Elzy; Les Schwartz; Duane Blitzer; Jean Psaki; Chris Hayes; Randy Alexander; Lee Jeske; Chuck Pulin; Race Taylor; Tyrone Biljan; Robert Funaro; and CHIP!
‘Survivor’ Buff Takeover
To celebrate the acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning original series “Survivor” and its Season 45 premiere milestone later this month, the “Survivor Buff Takeover” hit up NYC.
Up until the September 27 season premiere, famous icons, landmarks, and statues in cities from coast to coast will be wrapped in the show’s signature bandana, or “buff,” to illustrate a new group emerging to compete in the greatest game ever played.The Empire State Building is one of the landmarks highlighted.
In an homage to the show’s iconic torches, on September 26, shined in yellow, blue and red, representing each tribe in “Survivor” Season 45.
This campaign celebrates the tremendous impact the show has had on American culture with 23 years on television and 652 episodes. The landmarks include: Ripleys Believe It Or Not! In Hollywood, CA, Make Way for Ducklings in Boston, MA; Forever Marilyn in Palm Springs, CA; Green Giant in Blue Earth, MN; Miles the Monster at Dover Motor Speedway in Dover, DE; Pegasus and The Dragon in Hallandale Beach, FL; along with the Tuska statue at University of Alabama and Ralphie the Buffalo statue at University of Colorado.
The 45th season kicks off with a 90-minute premiere Wednesday, September 27 (8:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on CBS and is available to stream live and watch on demand via Paramount+.
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