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Those We Lost In 2019

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We lost so many this year. Over 200 person’s of note. These are the ones who shocked, us and we will definitely feel their loss in some way.

Jerry Herman

The Tony Award-winning Broadway composer, died Dec. 27. He was 88. His musicals Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles both earned him Tony Awards for best musical. He was nominated a total of five times. This prolific composer lyricist left us with Milk and HoneyHello, Dolly!MameDear World, Mack and MabelThe Grand TouLa Cage aux Folles and Jerry’s Girls to remember him 

Sue Lyon 

Best known as the star of Stanley Kubrick’s screen adaptation of Lolita, the actress died in Los Angeles on Dec. 26. She was 73. 

Lee Mendelson

The Emmy-winning producer behind more than 50 animated Charlie Brown television specials died on Christmas at age 86.

Allee Willis

The songwriter, best known for writing hits for acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown and Patti LaBelle, has died at 72. She passed on Dec. 24 after suffering cardiac arrest in L.A.

Danny Aiello 

The Oscar-nominated actor, best known for movies including Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck, died on Dec. 12 at 86 years old.

René Auberjonois

The actor known for his roles in Star Trek: Deep Space NineBoston Legal and more died at 79.

Caroll Spinney

The original puppeteer behind Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch died at 85.

Ron Leibman

Known for his role as Rachel Green’s father, Dr. Leonard Green, on Friends, Leibman died on Dec. 6 at 82.

Valerie Taylor-Barnes

Valerie Taylor-Barnes, was a celebrated ballerina of the Royal Ballet and champion of young artists and wife of critic Clive Barnes.

Ann Crumb

Ms. Crumb starred as Rose Vibert in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Aspects of Love, first in London’s West End and subsequently on Broadway.

Valerie Harper

Best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern in the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The Emmy winner got her start in theatre making her Broadway debut at the age of 20 in the ensemble of Take Me Along. That same year she appeared in the film adaptation of Li’l Abner.

photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Hal Prince

Prince started out as a producer, bringing The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few. to the stage As a director Prince forged a partnership with Stephen Sondheim, breaking ground with Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd,” Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Merrily We Roll Along, Bounce, also known as Road ShowPrince of Broadway and many more. For his remarkable achievement, he won a staggering 21 Tony Awards. including two special Tonys — one in 1972 when Fiddler became Broadway’s longest running musical then, and another in 1974 for a revival of Candide. He also was a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor.

Robert Walker Jr.

The Star Trek actor had died at 79.

Laurel Griggs

The Broadway star died on Nov. 5 at the age of 13, according to her Dignity Memorial page.
                                  Her family told The Post that she died in New York City after suffering a “massive asthma attack,” according to Page Six. The teenager was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, her grandfather, David B. Rivlin, told the outlet. Doctors were unable to revive her.
                                  Griggs made her Broadway debut at age 6 as Polly in Rob Ashford’s musical production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2013, opposite Scarlett Johansson, according to her IMDb page.
                                  She is best known for her role as Ivanka in the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE. She performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015.
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The Broadway star died on Nov. 5 at the age of 13.

John Witherspoon

The actor and comedian died at 77.

Stephen Moore

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy star died at 81.

Robert Forster

The actor, known for his roles in films like Mulholland Drive and Medium Cool, died at age 78.

Karen Pendleton

One of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club House died on Oct. 6 from a heart attack. She was 73.
                                  Pendleton, who was just 8 years old when she joined the popular series, died in Fresno, Disney historian Lorraine Santoli shared. The star was one of the youngest members ever to join the cast, and remained a regular for the entire show’s run on ABC from 1955-1959 — a feat which only nine children accomplished, including Annette Funicello.
                                  Pendelton is survived by her daughter and two grandsons.

One of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club House died on Oct. 6 from a heart attack. She was 73.

Diahann Carroll

The legendary actress died of cancer on Oct. 4 in L.A., her daughter, Susan Kay, confirmed to PEOPLE. She was 84.
                                  Born Carol Diahann Johnson to subway motorman John and nurse Mabel Johnson in the Bronx, New York, Carroll grew up in Harlem, where her family moved when she was an infant. Carroll started her career at 15, modeling for Essence magazine, but her heart was in performing: “I always knew I had to do something that was in front of an audience,” Carroll told PEOPLE in 2008.
                                  Throughout her life, Carroll’s professional career in acting flourished in groundbreaking fashion. In 1962, she won the best actress Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical No Strings — a first for a black woman, and then in 1968, she became the first black star to play a role other than that of a domestic worker on her own TV series, Julia.
                                  Carroll told PEOPLE she found the pioneer label to be a complicated but tremendous blessing, particularly with regard to Julia. “The attention and responsibility were so stressful,” the actress-singer said in 2008. “But I’m enormously proud of that show.”
                                  Carroll was married four times. First to Monte Kay from 1956–62, during which they had a daughter, Suzanne, a journalist and screenwriter. After a failed engagement to TV presenter David Frost, she married Las Vegas boutique owner Freddé Glusman in 1971 but filed for divorce several weeks later. In 1975 she married Jet magazine editor Robert DeLeon, who died in a car accident in March 1977. Ten years later, Carroll married singer Vic Damone. They divorced in 1996.
                                  After decades in the spotlight, Carroll will long be remembered for her tremendous and trailblazing talent.
                                  The AP first reported news of her death.
Everett

The legendary actress died of cancer on Oct. 4 at 84. She won the best actress Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical No Strings — a first for a black woman, and then in 1968, she became the first black star to play a role other than that of a domestic worker on her own TV series, Julia.

Rob Garrison

The actor, who starred as one of the Cobra Kai members in the hit 1984 film The Karate Kid, has died at 59.

David Koch

The billionaire industrialist and philanthropist died on Aug. 23 at 79.

Mitch Petrus

The former NFL player, who won the Super Bowl in 2011 with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32.

Denise Nickerson

The actress, was best known for playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Cameron Boyce

The star of the Disney Channel franchise Descendants and the television series Jessie died. He was 20.

Martin Charnin

The Tony award-winning creator of the hit musical Annie died at 84.

Rip Torn

The legendary actor, known for his roles in Men in Black and Hercules, died at 88.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Anderson Cooper confirmed the death of his mother — the heriess, socialite and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt — on CNN. 

Sylvia Miles

The Midnight Cowboy and Farewell, My Lovely actress died in Manhattan in an ambulance while en route to the hospital. 

Carmine Caridi

Caridi, best known for his role as Carmine Rosato in The Godfather: Part II, died at age 85.

Tim Conway

Best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, Conway died at the age of 85.

Doris Day

With box-office and record-chart hits in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, Doris was an icon to many.

Everett Raymond Kinstler

Lamb Everett Ray Kinstler has passed away. Everett was a member of The Lambs, The Players and the National Arts Club, where he had his studio. He painted 5 U.S. Presidents and has over 100 works in the National Portrait Gallery in Washing D.C.

Peggy Lipton

Lipton, was best known for her roles on The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks

Max Azria

Azria, founder of the iconic American fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA.

John Singleton

Singleton, the first African-American man to be nominated for a Best Directing Oscar.

John Havlicek

The eight-time NBA champion and Basketball Hall of Famer died on April 25.at 79.

Larry ‘Flash’ Jenkins

Jenkins, best known for his roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Fletch.

Ken Kercheval

Kercheval, was best known for his longtime role as Texas businessman Cliff Barnes on the CBS soap opera Dallas.

Mya-Lecia Naylor

The British child star, best known for her roles on BBC network shows Absolutely Fabulous and Millie Inbetween. She was 16. 

Bibi Andersson

Andersson, the famed Swedish actress and muse to Ingmar Bergman.

David Winter

The Original A-Rab, director, choreographer, producerDavid Winters produced and directed over 80 feature films and over 200 television shows and TV movies. He is nothing short of an icon in the entertainment industry.

Georgia Engel

The Mary Tyler Moore Show star died on April 12. Widely recognized for her high-pitched and sweet-sounding voice, began her decades-long acting career with a role in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in 1969.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9786975c) Luke Perry, a cast member in the CW series “Riverdale,” poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif 2018 Summer TCA – ‘Riverdale’ Portrait Session, Beverly Hills, USA – 06 Aug 2018

Luke Perry

Perry, who starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, was best known for playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Katherine Helmond

Helmond, is well known playing Judith Light’s mother Mona Robinson in ABC’s Who’s The Boss? and Jessica Tate on Soap. On Broadway she stared in The House Of Blue Leaves.

Beverley Owen

Owen, best known for playing the original Marilyn Munster on season 1 of The Munsters.

Stanley Donen

Donen, was the director of Singin’ in the Rain and one of the last architects of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Brody Stevens

Comedian and Hangover actor.

Clark James Gable

Clark Gable’s grandson, Clark James Gable, was found dead on Feb. 22. He was 30.
                                  The actor, who was also known as Clark Gable III, was found unresponsive, according to his sister Kayley Gable on Facebook. His death was also confirmed to Variety. The outlet reported he died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
                                  Gable was the host of the reality TV series Cheaters, which exposes infidelity within relationships. He was filming a crime drama titled Sunset Dawn shortly before his death, according to Variety.
                                  His father is John Gable II, the son of actress Kay Williams and the Hollywood icon who is best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 epic drama Gone with the Wind.

Clark Gable’s grandson. Gable was the host of the reality TV series Cheaters.

Peter Tork

Peter Tork, the blues and folk musician who shot to stardom in 1966 as a member of the Monkees.

Karl Lagerfeld

The creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous line Karl Lagerfeld.

Lee Radziwill

The younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and former princess.

Carmen Argenziano

Argenziano, best known for his roles in Stargate SG-1 and The Godfather: Part II.

Jan-Michael Vincent

The Airwolf actor was 74.

Albert Finney

The famed British actor known for his roles in Erin Brockovich, AnnieBigFishSkyfall and the Bourne franchise was a five-time Oscar nominee. Finney began his career as a stage actor, studying alongside Alan Bates and Peter O’Toole at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first Oscar nomination came from playing the title role in Tom Jones. He is also known for his roles in Murder on the Orient ExpressThe Dresser and Under the Volcano. 

Julie Adams

Iconic horror movie actress, who starred as Kay Lawrence in Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Louisa Moritz

Moritz, an actress famous for her role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

James Ingram

Ingram, was a Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter.

Kaye Ballard

Ballard, who starred in the 1960s sitcom The Mothers-In-Law, was also known for her role in the musical Carnival.

Steve ‘Bean’ Levy

The actor, famous for his role in Ray Donovan

Carol Channing

Channing, was the star of Golden Age musicals Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly!.

Daryl Dragon

Daryl “Captain” Dragon — half of the legendary 1970s pop duo Captain & Tennille. He was also a member of The Beach Boys.

 

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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New York Women’s Foundation Celebrating Women Breakfast

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New York Women’s Foundation Celebrating Women Breakfast took place on May 8 to celebrate leading change-making organizations and individuals.

Held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, honorees and The Foundation’s grantee partners who are advancing innovative and bold solutions to create an equitable and just future for women and families in the New York City metro area and beyond were recognized.

Cynthia Nixon

The day recognized Foundation CHANEL with the Vision Award for the organization’s courageous efforts in creating a world where women and girls are free to shape their own destiny. The following changemakers were awarded with Celebrating Women Awards: Andrea Arroyo, an award-winning visual artist, New York Liberty, an original WNBA team who embraces its role to elevate and embrace women while building community, Cynthia Nixon, Emmy and Tony award winning actress, activist, and theater director, Toshi Reagon, a singer songwriter who knows the power of song to unite and mobilize people for justice, and S. Mona Sinha, Global Executive Director of Equality Now.

Ana Oliveira

 

The awards were presented by Jacqueline Woodson, MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award-winner for her children’s and adult books, Ana Maria Archilla, immigrant rights, worker justice, LGBTQ rights, and women’s rights advocate, and Foundation Board Members Anne Delaney, Helene Banks, Lola C. West, and Karen Choi.

Notable attendees included Fogo Azul NYC, Andrea Arroyo, Cynthia Nixon, Toshi Reagon, S. Mona Sinha, Jacqueline Woodson, Ana Maria Archilla, Anne Delaney, Helene Banks, Lola C. West, Karen Choi, Ana L. Olivieri, and Jean Shafiroff.

Since 1987, The Foundation has invested $125 million in 500+ organizations, creating a vibrant community of grantees, philanthropists, advocates, innovators, and change-makers.

To learn more about The New York Women’s Foundation’s work to transform lives, families, and communities, please visit www.nywf.org

 

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The 78th Theatre World Awards Winner Are Announced

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The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors has announced the 2024 Honorees for the Theatre World Award for an Outstanding Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production. Also announced, A.J. Shively will receive the 15th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater. As previously announced, Tony Award winner Len Cariou will receive the 11th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, and a 2024 TWA Special Award will be presented to Peter Filichia.

The historic *78th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony, in keeping with the decade old tradition of being held the Monday before ‘TONY’ Sunday, will be held Monday evening, June 10, 2024 beginning at 8:08 p.m. on the set of the Broadway Revival of The Wiz at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).*

Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 78th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors /Dale Badway with Executive Producers Karen Johnston & Jeffrey Grove. Associate Producer James Sheridan, Production Assistant Christopher Calhoun and Michael Lavine as Musical Director.

2024 Theatre World Award Honorees
For Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance
during the 2023-2024 theatrical season

Ali Louis Bourzgui, The Who’s Tommy
Cole Escola, Oh, Mary!
Brody Grant, The Outsiders
Michael Imperioli, Enemy of the People
Phillip Johnson Richardson, The Wiz
Will Keen, Patriots
Nichelle Lewis, The Wiz
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane
Maleah Joi Moon, Hell’s Kitchen
Tom Pecinka, Stereophonic
Sarah Pidgeon, Stereophonic
Chris Stack, Stereophonic

15th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award
For Excellence in The Theater
A.J. Shively, Philadephia, Here I Come

11th Annual John Willis Award
For Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Len Cariou

2024 Special Award Honoree
Peter Filichia

First presented in 1945, the prestigious Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances. The Theatre World Awards are presented annually at the end of the theatre season to honor twelve significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The ceremony is a private, invitation-only event followed by a party to celebrate the new honorees and welcome them to the Theatre World “family.”

In what has become a highly entertaining and often touching tradition, 12 previous winners serve as the presenters, and often relive moments from past ceremonies and share wonderful stories rarely heard at other theatrical awards. Many people feel that this is the most fun and enjoyable awards show of the Broadway season! The historic 78th Theatre World Awards Ceremony will celebrate past and present honorees showcasing the historic heritage of our organization.

Previous winners who have won the prestigious Theatre World Award at the beginning of their careers include Meryl Streep, Rosemary Harris, Marlon Brando, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Anne Bancroft, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli, Alan Alda, Zoe Caldwell, Christopher Walken, Alec Baldwin, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Al Pacino, Grace Kelly, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, Lupita Nyong’o, John Krasinski, and so many more.

The Theatre World Award honorees are chosen by the Theatre World Awards Committee which is comprised of Linda Armstrong (Amsterdam News), David Cote (The Observer), Joe Dziemianowicz (New York Theatre Guide), Peter Filichia (Broadway Radio), David Finkle (New York Stage Review), Elysa Gardner (The New York Sun), Harry Haun (Observer.com), Cary Wong(The Interested Bystander), and Frank Scheck (New York Stage Review/ The Hollywood Reporter).

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors is headed by Dale Badway (President) with Tom Lynch (Vice-President), Michael Kostel (Vice-President), Stephen Wilde (Secretary), The Honorable Ilene Zatkin-Butler (Treasurer), James Sheridan, and Karen Johnston.

The Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater honors an Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. Dorothy Loudon, who had the unique talent of being able to make audiences laugh and cry, made her Broadway debut in Nowhere to Go But Up for which she received a Theatre World Award for her performance. She received a Tony® Award for her incomparable performance as ‘Miss Hannigan’ in Annie and went on to triumphs originating roles in Noises Off, The West Side Waltz, and Michael Bennett’s Ballroom.

Previous recipients of the Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater include Julie Benko (2023), Michael Oberholtzer (2022), Audra McDonald (2021), Hampton Fluker (2019), Ben Edelman (2018), Katrina Lenk (2017), Nicholas Barasch (2016), Leanne Cope (2015), Celia Keenan-Bolger (2014), Jonny Orsini (2013), Susan Pourfar (2012), Seth Numrich (2011), Bobby Steggert (2010), and Susan Louise O’Connor (2009). Due to the pandemic, there was no honoree in 2020.

The Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater is chosen by the Trustees of The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, Lionel Larner, Executive Director, together with recommendations from the Theatre World Awards Committee.

The John Willis Award is given for lifetime achievement in the theatre to honor the man who created and maintained the Theatre World tradition for 66 years, encouraging new talent in an often-challenging business. The John Willis Award is presented annually by the Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors to an individual whose lifetime achievements and personal generosity to the Theatre Community merit special recognition and acknowledgement.

Previous recipients of the John Willis Award include Brian Stokes Mitchell (2023),Harvey Fierstein (2022), André de Shields and Patti LuPone (2021), Nathan Lane (2019), Victor Garber (2018), Glenn Close (2017), Bernadette Peters (2016), Chita Rivera (2015), Christopher Plummer (2014), and Alan Alda (2013). Due to the pandemic, there was no honoree in 2020.

In 2023, Special Award Honorees were bestowed for Outstanding Swing: Marilyn Caserta (Six) and Outstanding Contribution to The Theatre World: Dale Badway (Actor, Producer, and President of the Theatre World Awards Board of Directors).

The Theatre World Awards Board encourages theater lovers to “LIKE” the Theatre World Awardsfan page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheatreWorldAwards/and follow on Twitter at @TWAwards.

For additional information about the Theatre World Awards, visit www.theatreworldawards.org.

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Composer Randy Edelman Will Be Honored And Closes The Evening At The Metropolitan Club for Career Bridges

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On Tuesday May 7, 2024, The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges, David Schuyler Bender and Barbara Bender will be celebrating their Twentieth Annual Concert and Dinner at the historic and illustrious Metropolitan Club located @ 1 East 60th Street, NYC. There will be a cocktail reception & silent auction beginning at 6:30 and the dinner and concert will begin at 7:30. Black tie is preferred, tickets are still available at careerbridges.org.

David Schuyler Bender and Barbara Meister Bender

The mission of Career Bridges is to help young opera singers launch their careers by awarding them grants in voice coaching, diction, language, repertory and stage presence. Many of the grant recipients will be performing at this year’s Gala hosted by renowned Metropolitan Opera Star Denyce Graves and Theodore S. Chaplin, former President of Rogers and Hammerstein Organization.

As one of the prestigious honorees, eminent Symphonist Randy Edelman will be granted “The Lifetime Achievement Award” for his endless contributions to the cultural mosaic of music in film, television, recording, and nearly every aspect of the music industry.

The music of composer Randy Edelman isn’t just a tune, but rather a touch, a supernatural force that makes galaxies collide and creates a million tiny universes. His music is an emotion unfurled and perfectly orchestrated, a melody that becomes a story making song and singer, a single force engulfed by the notes. The crowd caresses the echoes of his lyrics replaying past memories that awaken forgotten worlds. His music is stronger than time.

Others to be honored alongside the multi-award winning composer include: Jason Kwintner, Director of Special Events for the Metropolitan Club, Dr. Joan Taub Ades, who will receive the Humanitarian Award for her musical philanthropic work, and Tony Award winning producer Jane Bergère.

Special thanks to Lorraine Silvetz (Executive Director Of Global Stress Initiative), Yvette Wenger and Jane Thorngren.

The official website for tickets may be found at the Career Bridges Website here:
https://careerbridges.org

T2C will be interviewing Randy Edelman this Wednesday at The Hotel Edison.

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Tony Bennett Auction Exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

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Tony Bennett: A Life Well Lived,” exclusive exhibition opening at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, celebrating the legendary life and career of the iconic pop jazz vocalist before its two-day auction event by Julien’s Auctions taking place April 18th and Friday, April 19th, 2024 at Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center. The free public exhibition opens April 8th and runs through April 10th (10am-6pm daily).The Fairmont San Francisco and Mr. Bennett have enjoyed a special relationship for decades. Mr. Bennett first performed his hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in the Venetian Room at the hotel in 1961. The Fairmont San Francisco has had the honor and pleasure of welcoming Mr. Bennett and his family to the hotel for decades. The hotel also touts a special Tony Bennett suite that pays homage to his career and features several pieces of his artwork.Highlights of the exhibition include artifacts pertaining to the American songbook master’s life and career with his special link to San Francisco such as a San Francisco cable car bell award presented to Bennett for his instrumental role in saving the city’s iconic cable car system in the 1980s; a San Francisco Giants jacket worn by Bennett as the Texas Rangers faced the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco, California, October 27, 2010 and his white personalized “Bennett” San Francisco Giants jersey; his original “Landscape San Francisco” watercolor painting; as well as record awards, a Grammy nomination plaque for his iconic hit, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and more.

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Jameson Set to Take Over Times Square for Epic Event and More with Colin Jost and Michael Che

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To make St. Patrick’s Eve as epic as possible, Jameson is taking over Times Square on Saturday, March 16. Starting today, fans can visit JamesonSPE.com to enter for a chance to score a spot on the guest list for Jameson’s St. Patrick’s Eve celebration in New York City, co-hosted by Jost and Che, featuring a  surprise DJ performance and a can’t-miss, first-of-its-kind ‘rock drop’ – a Jameson version of the famous Times Square ball drop – at 8 p.m. ET (aka midnight in Ireland) to mark the occasion. Jameson Irish Whiskey is one of the first brands to ever drop the Times Square Ball to launch a celebration for a new holiday. To further spread the St. Patrick’s Eve spirit from coast-to-coast, Jameson will also light up the Sphere in Las Vegas in Jameson green, wrap the ferries and water taxis in the dyed- green Chicago River and have a complete digital takeover at L.A. Live – all marking the new holiday.

Anyone 21+ can tune into the rock drop live streamed on JamesonSPE.com and for those in NYC, Jameson will have a kick-off to St. Patrick’s Eve in Times Square Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets with a live DJ, giveaways and more from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

Because a special holiday deserves an equally stylish look, Jameson is releasing limited-edition, vintage-inspired jackets at JamesonSPE.com. The design includes a hidden pocket inside the jacket to perfectly

hold a Jameson hip flask that comes with the order, as well as luxe patches signature to the iconic Irish Whiskey brand. The Jameson St. Patrick’s Eve jacket will retail for $150 plus tax with free shipping in the continental U.S., and 50-jacket drops will take place weekly hrough March 12.

All proceeds will benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Community Fund (RWCF), a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for food and beverage service industry workers, continuing the brand’s long-standing partnership with the organization to support its bartending community.

For more details about Jameson St. Patrick’s Eve festivities or for St. Patrick’s Eve cocktail ideas, visit JamesonSPE.com and follow @Jameson_US.

 

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