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The past 24 hours have been unsettling and unfortunate. When faced with destruction it can be hard to focus on other things. Across the world on our side of the Atlantic. We wish for nothing more than peace on this planet.

With so much hardship we still want to acknowledge some of the good things in the world that are helping us stay positive. Here is a look at some of the good things happening in America this week that we are thankful and grateful to be able to have freedom to do in the country.

On Sunday, New York’s iconic Chelsea Hotel – once a sanctuary for authors Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Patti Smith, Jack Kerouac – was the setting for launching a new quarterly, The Continental Literary Magazine. Underground burlesque, including sword swallowers, flame throwers, and naked human pin-cushions dawned sequins, feathers, and not little else, parading around to sounds of typewriters, with letters, books, and pens as props. The Continental brings together bylines by the finest writers of Central Europe (in translation) alongside the Americans best authors.The first issue of the magazine, themed Prejudice, features Roxane Gay (The Power of No: A Meditation on Boundaries and Black Womanhood), Noam Chomsky, Native American poet Lance Henson (Indians), Nigerian American Tope Folarin (Big Brother), and Judith Newman (I’m Here, I’m Disabled, Get Used To It). Copies of The Continental are on sale now at Barnes and Noble across the us!The second issue, entitled Crave, is due March 2022, and features an in depth interview with Marina Abramović (born in Serbia).

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 20: Dean Dempsey and Elliott Brakebill attend Continental Literary Magazine Launch Party at The Chelsea Hotel on February 20, 2022 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Dean Dempsey;Elliott Brakebill

In Los Angeles, the outdoor premiere of the new horror thriller Incarnation took place on the rooftop of the magnificent Montalbán Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.  Attending cast featured Jessica Uberuaga, Taye Diggs and Antonio Jones and his mom Nica Williams were in attendance. Joining them were director Isaac Walsh; producer/actor Mike Hatton, executive producer Asko Akopyan, Academy Award Winner Nick Vallelonga and his girlfriend Jacqueline Lord and Apryl Jones.

Photo by Ray Tamarra/Soul B Photos/Shutterstock

A host of events also took place across Los Angeles, from Jerry Gogosian’s party and installation reveal at Sunset at EDITION, with guests including Dylan Brosnan and Moses Sumney, to Whitewall, VerticalCrypto Art and Rarible hosting a Beyond Frieze event at Hollywood’s Bar Lis where Willow Smith attended. On Tuesday February 15th, artist Knowledge Bennett kicked off Frieze LA with an intimate rooftop cocktail reception at The Roof at The West Hollywood EDITION celebrating the opening of his exhibition BLACK presented by ARTSY x THE KNOW CONTEMPORARY.
AUTRE magazine and Berlin-based König Galerie partnered for a private dinner to celebrate their signing of art world sensation Ayako Rokkaku to their roster, trained by Takashi Murakami and dubbed as one of the most anticipated solo booths at Frieze 2022. And, speaking of Frieze we hear attendees delighted in Maestro Dobel Tequila as creators of the world’s first Cristalino, brought Artpothecary, a creative platform that celebrates contemporary Mexican art and hospitality to Los Angeles. As the Official Tequila of Frieze, Maestro Dobel Artpothecary presented the final iteration of ‘The Fruit Chemist’ at this year’s fair February 17-20, 2022, a sensory bar experience inspired by Mexico’s traditional apothecaries, in which rare and unusual Mexican fruits are paired to complement Maestro Dobel’s smooth range of tequilas.

Steamed live from a studio in Los Angeles, Tate McRae launched a string of live performance videos with a live set featuring her new single “She’s All I Wanna Be.” Sony Group Corporation recently announced a new brand campaign, “Set The Stage” — an opportunity for music fans to help co-create content with some of their favorite Sony Music Entertainment artists, including Canadian singer/ songwriter /dancer Tate McRae (“you broke me first”). To bring fans even closer to the Sony Music artists they love, throughout the day, Tate McRae invited her followers to participate in the “Set The Stage” challenge. Fans in the United States submitted artwork of Tate’s song lyrics that turned into dynamic, visual works that she performed with during their “Set The Stage” live video performance

Back on the East Coast we hear that collectors were in love with the launch of Topknot Restoration at The Providence Flea. Lots of treasure was found by those lucky enough to buy some of the beautifully restored vintage collection on hand.

And coming up we have much to be thankful for in the near future.

On March 4, Enduring Hearts is hosting its 7th Annual Bourbon Gala & Auction at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta.   This event has become the premier whiskey/bourbon event in the southeast featuring 12 high-end bourbons and whiskeys on the tasting menu, VIP tables with bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons and rare whiskey and bourbon experiences on the auction. The highlights on the live auction this year include a VIP jet experience to Bardstown Distillery and a VIP private barrel selection for 8 people, a VIP private owner’s barrel of the highly sought-after Shortbarrel Whiskey, and a rare Michter’s 20 Year Release Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Over the past two years, this event has raised over $2m to support life-saving pediatric heart transplant research across North America.

The New York Irish Whiskey Festival is a first-of-its-kind immersive experience for whiskey fans and those who have been patiently awaiting the return of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. In partnership with Irish Whiskey experts, Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry of the World’s Best Bar – The Dead Rabbit, The New York Irish Whiskey Festival will feature a plethora of brands aimed to herald the dynamic category and highlight its versatility from whiskey drams to award-winning craft cocktails. The festival is taking place on Saturday, March 12th at The View at Battery Park.

Next week Hudson River Park Friends will host the 6th Annual Playground Committee luncheon. Hosted by co-host of NBC’s TODAY Show, Sheinelle Jones, the afternoon will honor Playground Committee Founding President Catherine Juracich.   The luncheon will feature music by DJ Mad Marj. Guests to include: Dylan Dryer, Sara Haines and others. The Luncheon Planning Committee includes Rebekah Klipper (co-president), Sarah Lambert (co-president); Wendy Amsterdam, Jenny Miller Dutton, Alexis Herron, Kasia Silverton, Jillian Simpson and Megan Stackhouse.

On March 15, The National Board of Review’s awards will celebrate the art of cinema, with categories that include Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Original and Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Performance, and Directorial Debut, as well as their signature honors the Freedom of Expression Award and Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. NBR Honorees include: Will Smith (Best Actor, King Richard); Rachel Zegler (Best Actress, West Side Story); Paul Thomas Anderson (Best Director, Licorice Pizza); Ciarán Hinds (Best Supporting Actor, Belfast); Aunjanue Ellis (Best Supporting Actress, King Richard); Asghar Farhadi (Best Original Screenplay, A Hero); Joel Coen (Best Adapted Screenplay, The Tragedy of Macbeth); Alana Haim & Cooper Hoffman (Best Breakthrough Performance, Licorice Pizza); Michael Sarnoski (Best Directorial Debut, Pig);  The Harder They Fall (Best Ensemble); Bruno Delbonnel (Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography) along with Zazie Beetz, Kenneth Branagh, Bradley Cooper, Danielle Deadwyler, Spike Lee, Julianne Moore, Michael Sarnoski, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and others.









ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.


Events in June



Gay Pride, Bryant Park Picnic Performances, Movie Nights, Lincoln Center Summer for the City (Midsummer Night Swing), Juneteenth, New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Tribeca Film Festival, Free Outdoor Concerts, Museum Mile Festival, the Puerto Rican Day Parade and that’s just the beginning!

Until September 29 every summer in Times Square, NYC, TSQ LIVE showcases hundreds of artists, performers and cultural producers and this summer 80 free events hosting over a dozen incredible New York-based institutions and collectives, including Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Children’s Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Extension, New York Live Arts, OTA Entertainment, Soul Summit, Rash Bar, and Elsewhere.

6/1: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park New York City Opera: La Bohème

6/2: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jazzmobile: The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

6/2: Billy Joel @ MSG

6/3-4: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit atUniversity Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.

6/7 until September: Little Island  Tony and Grammy Award winners in The Glade, late night djs, drag bingo, and dance parties in The Play Ground, weekly artmaking activities for all ages and Teen Night every Friday.

6/7 – 18: Tribeca Film Festival will take place movie theatres, rooftops and various venues throughout NYC, such as the new Pier 57, Beacon Theatre, the Angelika. The premiere of Let the Canary Sing with a performance by Cyndi Lauper or The Closing Gala: A Bronx Tale, followed by a conversation with director and star Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and writer and co-star Chazz Palminteri.

6/8 – 8/6: Shakespeare in the Park Hamlet 

6/8: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Robin Dunn, The Lite

6/9: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Dance Heginbotham, Jennifer Muller/The Works

6/9 – 11: @ Citi Field Governors Ball Music Festival – The contemporary music festival for music lovers by music lovers. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone, including delicious restaurants, food trucks and menus.

6/9 – 18: River to River Festival The festival takes place in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river.

6/11: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Fifth Avenue, 44th to 79th Street

6/12: Bryant Park Movie Nights  Almost Famous (2000)

6:13: Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Avenue from 84th Street to 109th Street: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and The Africa Center.

6/14 – August: Dancing Under the Stars (formerly Midsummer Night Swing), free outdoor movies, dancing, singing, readings, celebrations, flamingos, disco ball, poetry, Mozart, concerts, crafts, Juneteenth and much more!

6/15: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Terk Lewis + Kayla Farrish

6/16: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Soles of Duende + Josh Johnson

6/17-25: Gay Pride The Rally, The March & Pride Island. The 2023 theme is “Strength in Solidarity” and Christina Aguilera is headlining NYC Pride Island on Sunday, June 25th at Brooklyn Army Terminal. The festivities begin with Family Night and the Rally and culminate with PrideFest & The March. Other events include Pride Island and the annual Dance on the Pier, following the parade wrapping up Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.

6/16 – 18: Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, which declared the ending of slavery in the USA. The three day Juneteenth in NYC festival kicks off Friday with a virtual summit, Friday night is the Celebration of Black Kings, Saturday is Festival Community Day and the festival culminates Sunday with a Parade, Fashion Show, Food trucks Field Day and more. Monday, June 19th, is a national holiday, with government, banks and post offices closed. More Info: Junteenth NY

There are dozens more Juneteenth celebrations throughout all 5 Boroughs, including BBQs, the NYC Parks Department, Seneca Village, Broadway, Lincoln Center, concerts, shows, theater and more.

6/17: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade where 3,000+ participants dress in hand-made costumes.

6/ 19: Bryant Park Movie Nights Amistad (1997)

6/23: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Psymon Spine, THUS LOVE, Katy Kirby

6/24: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Ky Vöss, Seramic, Miss Grit, Dead Tooth

6/26: Bryant Park Movie Nights Mean Girls (2004)

6/30: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jalopy Theatre: Michael Daves Quartet ft. Tony Trishka, Yacouba Sissoko, Terrell King

6/30: Intrepid Museum Summer Movie SeriesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl




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This Weekend Life Sized Sculptures Arrive in Soho To Bring Art Back!



Art Comes Back To Soho This Memorial Day Weekend! From May 27-30, at 382 West Broadway between Spring & Broome Streets world renowned Italian artist Sergio Furnari ,brings three of his life-size art sculptures The Rose, The Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper & The 1987 Air Stream, inside for a tour.
Sergio has hopes to keep his art on display on West Broadway through the end of Summer 2023, to encourage people to come back downtown.
The Reburished 1987 Airstream Iconic Travel Trailer, The 11 Life-Sized Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper Iron Workers Sculpture Weighing Over 1,000 Pounds and  His latest 12-Foot White Rose Sculpture Made Out of Resin and Aluminium.
Sergio Furnari, was born in Caltigirone, Sicily, and began sweeping floors in the Caltigirone Sculpting Foundry. After coming to America, at age 18, he was struck by the photograph, “Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper”.
He began his tribute to Iron Workers honoring their work of the men who built Manhattan’s Skyscrapers.  He finished the life-sized sculpture in 2001, (before 9/11) influenced by the famous photo, “Lunchtime On A Skyscraper” from 1932.
The sculpture took on new meaning, when Iron Workers began the clean up of Ground Zero and began the re-building of Manhattan’s Skycrapers.
Sergio brought the Life Size Sculpture on the actual Iron Beam with 11 workers, each man weighing 100lbs.  He invited the workers to sit on the beam next to the sculpture to take photos on their break after working down at Ground Zero.  He gave the miniature version of the sculpture  to thank many of the workers, and even served lunch to them.
Sergio’s hope is to have the 1,100 lb statue bronzed, so it will last forever and be put in a park or somewhere downtown to make sure the legacy of the Iron Workers lives on.
Sergio has driven his sculpture to various locations all over New York City and across the Country, where millions of people have taken a photograph of his sculpture.
He has miniatures of the sculpture for sale, so people all over the world can enjoy the memories.
Please visit the website, to see video and photos of the sculptures, and his other works of art at and on Instagram @sergiofurnariart
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Taylor Swift Exhibition Opens in NYC



Taylor Swift’s career-spanning costume exhibition just opened at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). On May 18, MAD Director Tim Rodgersand Board Chair Michele Cohen (with husband Marty) welcomed members and patrons for a preview of the exhibition before it opened to the public on the 20th. Guests included Susan and Larry Ach, Loreen Arbus, Christiana Baroni, Marian Burke, Patti and Michael Dweck, Alexander Hankin, Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin, as well as MAD curators Elissa Auther, Barbara Paris Gifford, and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Television cameras whirled in a music filled electric gallery.

(BFA Madison McGaw)

Taylor Swift: Storyteller is a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history.  The exhibition includes stage costumes from all her eras; the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the award-winning music video for “Shake It Off” (2014) to the sparkling ensemble from “Bejeweled” (2022). Concert attire by couture fashion houses including Cavalli, Gucci, Louboutin, Versace, YSL and more, are featured along with props, jewelry, ephemera, and projections of music videos. The exhibition runs through September 4, 2023. Timed tickets for the exhibition are available for $25 and include access to all Museum exhibitions. For more information, visit

Alexander Hankin

Alexander Hankin, Barbara Tober

Amanda Ibrahim, Zachary Miller

Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Elissa Auther

Barbara Tober, Marian Burke

Ben Strauss, Marian Burke

Bruce White, Christina Clare Ewald

Isabel Lo, Lina Hares

Jeffrey Brosa, Andy Seid, Wendy Leiser

Jeffrey Quaritius

Joey Spieczny, Alexander Hankin, Zachary Miller, Justin Grabell

Larry Ach, Susan Ach

Tim Rodgers

Sasha Nixon, Robert Lugo

Patti Dweck, Michael Dweck

Michele Cohen, Marsy Mittlemann

Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin

Lucig Kebranian


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ETTE Taking Back Her Life From Rape and Abuse With Performance Art



Last Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. “Whistle Blower” was co-produced by Derek Warburton.

Now you can go inside the performance that exposed who raped ETTE and the action she took to take her life back.

Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans

Infographic reading "Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted."

Younger People Are at the Highest Risk of Sexual Violence

Infographic reads "The majority of sexual assault victims are under 30." Statistic is broken down into five age groups. 15% of sexual violence victims are 12-17, 54% of victims are 18-34, 28% of victims are 35-64, and 3% are 65+.

  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.3
  • Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.4
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ETTE and Derek Warburton on Rape and Abuse



On Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. My guest Elisabeta, writer ElizaBeth Taylor and I, all felt privileged to be apart of an act so brave and true. Abuse victims should NEVER feel the way they are made to feel.

Before the main event we talked with ETTE about her abuse and how prevalent abuse is in our society.

Her co-host Derek Warburton also shared his story and why he co-produced this amazing night.

Did you know?

Before that happened T2C had a chance to see her art show entitled “Whistle Blower”.

ETTE’s art


Tomorrow the performance.


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