Friday, June 30, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Centers Celebrates 20 Years: Complete 2017-18 Season Listing includes Bill Clinton, Ringo Starr, Izthak Perlman, Yo Yo Ma, Daniel Tiger, YES, Temptations, Shen Yun, Classical and Hip Hop Performances and More

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ is celebrating it's 20th anniversary with a new identify and a diverse and interesting lineup for the 2017-18 season. 

Highlights include a conversation with former President Bill Clinton, a musical performace by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, the Broadway Musical "Ain't Misbehavin', violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pichas Zukerman, The Hip-Hop Nutcracker, Ringo Starr, John Cleese and a showing of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, John Anderson of YES, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!, The Temptations/Four Tops, Journalist Cokie Roberts, and many other classical, musical and cultural performances and events. See below for current schedule.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Women: Looking to Learn or Make a Change in Your Life? Morphmom Conference in NYC Features Renowned Speakers, Special Guest Big Life Author Ann Shoket

Are you looking to do something new with your life? Make a change, start a new career, get a fresh or different outlook on life?

Enter the Non-conference conference by Morphmom to be held on Monday, June 26th at Playwright Horizons on 42nd Street in New York City.. Not your typical conference, this event is geared towards women (men welcome though) who want to learn more about different opportunities in life from successful women who have pursued their dreams.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Interview: Soap Star Cady McClain Forges New Career as Director: She's On Trend with New Doc Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

                                                        Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry
Cady McClain is forging a name for herself as a director. Most well-known for her lengendary roles on the soaps All My Children, As The World Turns and Young and the Restless, her true passion is behind the camera. Cady's recent documentary, Seeing is Believing, Women Direct, showcases several women current women directors, revealing their struggles and successes. The word is out now on the power of the female director and Cady is helping to spread it. 

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is making the rounds now at film festivals. It was awarded the Jury Award for Best Doc, Short Film Honorable mention at the Newport Beach Film Festival and will be featured at New York City's Soho Festival in June. 

In this very candid interview Cady talks about how her mother's cancer and death lead her on her path in life, how she acknowledges sexism in this industry and deals with it, and how finding your passion is difficult but the journey of pursuing it and perfecting it is what makes life meaningful.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Amazon Horror Series Changelings by Vincent Veloso Releases New Episodes

New York, NY- Changelings, a unique horror series on Amazon Prime is set to release new episodes of Season 2 in the month of June 2017. The next episode of Season Two, called “Forlorn Lauren”, is now available on Amazon. It can be viewed here:

Season One, which includes three episodes, as well as the first episode of second season are currently available to stream on Amazon prime and Vimeo (

Friday, June 9, 2017

Movie Review: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman Is Not Only The Summer’s Biggest Blockbuster But Also The Most Important Film Of The Millennia

Review by Landon Funk

I have said before that I hate films based off of comic books. While there are a few outliers, this pretty much rings true for I find that studio executives are more interested in making a film with expensive explosions than one with substance. Deadpool and The Dark Knight showed the industry that you can have both, but Hollywood still churned out superhero films that lacked anything real.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I have written about three articles on Warner Brothers’ and DC Comics’ most recent collaboration, Wonder Woman. All coming out before the film, these pieces were about the history of Wonder Woman and her impact on the Women’s Movement (did you know that she was the first cover girl for Gloria Steinem’s Ms. Magazine?). Having never read a single Wonder Woman comic, I found this research incredibly empowering and started to admire a fictional cartoon.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MTV Beach House Back at the Jersey Shore: Episode Films in Long Beach Island

MTV is coming to the Jersey shore, but this time, it's not the teeny-bopper - high school seaside town of Seaside. Rather, it's the grown up, upscale island of Long Beach Island in the million-dollar mansion area of Loveladies. The show, MTV Beach House, is not about booze and beach babes but claims to be a performance-based reality show.

It kicks off with an party at Bay View Park, a popular venue for bands on Long Beach Island, on June 8th.  Shooting will be just a few days and then MTV leaves the island. For more on it, to see a photo of the house and to hear what the locals think, click here:


Friday, June 2, 2017

New Play: SubPrime Comes to Jersey City Theater - Beck Lee's Dark Comedy Takes Place Right Before the Financial Fall of 08

SubPrime, is a new play debuting at the Jersey City Theater June 8th, 9th and 10th. Set in the summer of 2008 when hints of an impending financial meltdown were being felt and studiously ignored, “Subprime” introduces us to the Crocker-Kellys and the Swensons, two couples from the well-to-do Linden Hills neighborhood in Minneapolis.  The scope of their denial about the state of their finances, their marriages and even their identities comes into sharp focus in the course of an evening of relaxation in their hotel.

Subprime is the creation of veteran publicist Beck Lee. This dark comedy “Subprime,” represents his professional debut as a playwright. Directed by Jason Jacobs, the five character comedy, in which two Minneapolis couples come to New York for a bargain vacation nobody can afford, is a limited four-show
run at JCTC’s Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, on Thursday June 8 at 7:30pm, Friday June 9 at 8pm, and Saturday June 10 at 3pm & 8pm. 

Stories to Inspire: Without Being Able to Move: Young Man Goes for College Degree at Rutgers University

It's graduation season. One of the benefits on technology is that it allows people who would not have access to school and its courses to actively participate as a real student. This is the story of Thomas Roy,  a determined young man from NJ who despite being able to move most of his body, having been born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is successfully working towards a degree from Rutgers University. As his disability is severe, his grandmother Barbara provides some needed assistance.To read the full story click here:

To make a donation to help find a cure for muscular dystrophy or to find out more about it click here:

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Interview: Meet Sue Kinkead, Project Runway Producer - Go Behind the Scenes Of this Hit TV Show Where "There Is No Typical Day"

e                                                                      Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry  #femalesinentertainment

   Sue Kinkead is working at her dream job. This Project Runway producer works in the fashion world, on the cutting edge of what's new, and also in television. For those of you looking for a career like this, read on to see how she went from sitting in front of a television set watching MTV to behind-the-scenes at the hottest fashion show of the millenium. And get a glimpse of what a day at Project Runway is really like. 

What was your career goal when you were in high school?

Sue Kinkead: I didn’t really have a specific career goal in high school, but i was obsessed with all things music (mtv at the time), pop culture and fashion. I knew that one day i would leave my small upstate New York town for bigger and better things.