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Sensible Socialite on the Scene – Ali and More Greats

Sensible Socialite on the Scene – Ali and More Greats

It’s been some week. From good to bad we have seen it all.

Sad news came to the world with the passing of legend Muhammad Ali. Friends and fans gathered Sunday for a memorial for the sports icon. Boxing champagne Gerry Cooney joined local residents and fans for a special at Vero Café. Cooney was friends with Ali and traveled with him to events throughout the nation. The crowd along with Cooney and Jean Shafiroff held a special candlelight vigil.


Jean Shafiroff and boxer Gerry Cooney

Also, this week was some good news where Darryl “DMC” McDaniels helped raise some money for a great cause. The “Walk This Way” benefit took place at Howl at the Moon to raise funds for The Bryan Jacobson Foundation, which provides support to charitable organizations that inspire, nurture and promote the betterment of the human spirit.

And, coming up The Hamptons International Film Festival will present a special screening on June 7 at John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton for 3rd-5th graders with HIFF JR.: Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights This will include a red carpet entry, 40 minutes of short films, and a student filmmaker panel with Q&A session.

The featured films were made by professional filmmakers, high school students, and middle school students.  The event will conclude with the students being given HIFF posters to take home. Teachers will subsequently help the students apply the screening experience to an educational question packet furnished by HIFF. Of additional note, the screening will be produced in large part by local high school students. For more information please visit:

Also upcoming is “Primary Obverse” at One Art Space Gallery, which is a two-person exhibition featuring individual and collaborative works from Marco Gallotta and Bruno Big that investigate the power and importance of the portrait. This exhibition includes artwork that features change-makers, everyday heroes and people who have influenced their communities and our world in positive and powerful ways.

A percentage of “Primary Obverse” proceeds will be donated to the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a commitment to reach students, educators and individuals, nationally and internationally, and provide them with a simple, yet profound formula for choosing love.

The show will take place with an opening reception June 17, (6-9pm), and on view Until June 27 at 23 Warren Street.

More news in film – the upcoming film Seattle Road will be available on VOD platforms on June 24. The film is inspired by first time director Ryan David’s own experience and is brought to life with original music, written and composed by Dhani Harrison, the son of George Harrison from the Beatles, and Harrison’s long-time childhood friend Paul Hicks, son of The Hollies’ Tony Hicks.

Featuring Maximillan Roeg, the son of actress Theresa Russell (Whore) and director Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now), Canadian actress Julia Voth and acclaimed actress Kelly Lynch, this film explores the paradox of a couple’s love and the resentment that forms between two ambitious people.

And, film festival favorite TRI launched in New York City with a film premiere at DGA. The movies tells the story of Natalie, an ultrasound tech with a history of not finishing things, is inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for a Triathlon. Natalie is introduced to the strange (and aerodynamic) world of triathletes and meets a colorful cast of characters as she trains for the Nation’s Triathlon. With the support of her new teammates, she digs deep to discover just how far she can push her mind and body.


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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.

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