Ben Folds Helps End APAP on a High Note
The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) closed its annual conference on Tuesday, January 14, with a conversation on this year’s focus on “Risk and Resilience” with Ben Folds, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and arts education champion.
“Having the license to fail is what we need when we’re making anything, “ Mr. Folds said when asked about the risks he takes in pursuing his artistic endeavors. As host of the “ArtsVote 2020” podcast series, Mr. Folds has been interviewing 2020 presidential candidates. He shared why he felt these conversations were so important for our industry as well as the wider public to hear. “The arts are a big part of our economy…a big art of life and how we express ourselves, communicate and measure our happiness,” said Mr. Folds. “I want to know that people who are making policy, commandeering a big part of the economy like this, understands how it works and have ideas for it. That would tell me about how they view the rest of life and how they would steer other policy – get to the center of who they are.”
The 63rdannual global performing arts gathering brought together thousands of arts professionals from around the country and 31countries. With an EXPO Hall boasting nearly 400 booths, dozens of professional development sessions, pre-conference intensives and forumsand featuring more than 1000 world-class artist showcases, APAP|NYC concluded its six-day event with Mr. Folds reminding us that “music is communication”and that our field is helping to make a differencein this world throughour creative pursuits everyday.Every year, the APAP membership meets at the conference to elect board members for the organization.
On January 13, APAP members voted in new 2020 board members: Amy Lam, Artistic Programmer, Celebrity Series (Boston, MA); Omari Rush, Executive Director, Culture Source (Detroit, MI); Beatrice Thomas, Consultant, Arts Equity Strategist, Artist (San Francisco, CA); and Cristina Vazquez, Director, Contenidos Artisticos (Chicago, IL)
Did You Set Your Clock Forward? Daylight Saving Time Begins Today
The official time change will take place at 2 a.m. this morning, with clocks jumping forward to 3 a.m. to observe daylight saving time.
Under provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966, daylight saving time begins every year on the second Sunday in March. That time change will remain in effect until the first Sunday in November, under the law.
The change will push sunset to nearly 7 p.m., a barrier that will be broken on St. Patrick’s Day next week, according to officials. While we’ll see more hours of daylight, that’ll come with a tradeoff – one less hour of sleep.
Daylight saving time will end at 2 a.m. on November 5, 2023, for “fall back.”
The 2023 Winter Now Highlights Riki Skinny and The Lum Compact Power Bank
The 2023 Winter Now trade show has comeback to the Javits Center with some interesting vendors. The market featured many new and innovative products. Two of my favorite products were the Riki Skinny make up mirror and Lum Compact power bank.
Riki Skinny’s sleek and modern design will upgrade anyone’s vanity. The Riki Skinny is not only an amazing mirror but the best streaming device. The Bluetooth selfie function and magnetic phone holder allow you to take effortless selfies, quality Youtube videos, or follow along in makeup tutorials. No filter is needed when you use the natural light setting for selfies or makeup applications.
The Lumi Compact power bank the Glow Up™, is not only a compact mirror but also a charger. Just toss it in your purse or bag and it will be ready for you to use when needed. The Lumi Compact power bank holds a charge for months at a time. The power indicator lights always show how much charge remains in your Glow Up battery.
Does An Ex Deserve To Be Named? Well Now You Can At The Bronx Zoo
This Valentine’s Day, you can name a Bronx Zoo Madagascar hissing cockroach for your loved one. The original name-a-roach gift, comes complete with a digital certificate $15. Orders need to be placed by February 7, 2023 to have them in time for Valentine’s Day.
Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Bring your Valentine to the Zoo and spend the evening sampling sustainably grown chocolate at this exclusive after-hours program. Learn about the importance of insects in the production of chocolate—from cocoa pollination to soil health maintenance—and about the work of WCS with cocoa farmers in South America. You will also get an up close introduction to ambassador animals from some of the species these projects help protect! Ticket is for two. Wine and chocolate included for $120. These very crawly Valentine’s Virtual Encounter* will happen on February 11th.
There is also the full package this Valentine’s Day, complete with a roach tumbler, roach tote, a printed certificate with their roach’s name, and a very crawly Valentine’s Virtual Encounter* on February 11th, 12th, or 14th with a Madagascar hissing cockroach – and a surprise animal guest. This costs $75.
- Saturday, February 11 at 10am EST
- Saturday, February 11 at 4:45pm EST
- Sunday, February 12 at 10am EST
- Sunday, February 12 at 4:00pm EST
- Tuesday, February 14 at 12:45pm EST
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