Tag Archives: Brooklyn

David Lynch Foundation Hosts Gala for Soldiers at Fort Hamilton

New York, N.Y.  Recently I had the privilege of attending an open-air gala at historic Fort Hamilton Army Garrison underneath the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn for the David Lynch Foundation‘s Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW) and the film Code 9: Officer Needs Assistance. Then, I heard first lady Michelle Obama mention Operation Warrior Wellness in her […]

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Hip Hop Saves Lives’ Wan-Luv Summer Music Series in NYC

New York, N.Y. Summer in New York City is a special time with heat, rain – and outdoor festivals!  On July 26, the Wan-Luv 2012 Summer Music Series will present a “Pre Carnival des Fleurs” celebration at The Ritz Plaza Park on Times Square.  Sponsored by Stonehenge Properties and produced by Hip Hop Saves Lives, the festival will highlight Haitian music, […]

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The Photo Studio: Global Family Album

Brooklyn, N.Y.  A picture speaks a thousand words.  An adage we have all heard too many times to count but understood the meaning of with our first picture taken or with every moment we look at an old photo and recall the emotions we felt when it was taken.  It is in these moments we […]

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Mother-Daughter Duo Sketch 888 Taiwanese Faces

New York, N.Y. — I met the most amazing mother-daughter duo the other week. Americans, they were speaking at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY). They were explaining to an appreciative crowd of mostly Americans and Chinese how they had spent four months recently on the Isle of Formosa, sketching and […]

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Maya Azucena: Powerful Voice, Arts Ambassador

New York, N.Y.  “Music is my Activism, Human is my Brand” are words MTV’s Made award-winning, soul-singer Maya Azucena lives by.  Maya’s mission to sing started when she was only four years old and has not stopped.  Most recently, Maya sang a tribute to Blues singer Bessie Smith at New York’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center and later ended […]

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Baltimore: Out From Under “The Wire”

Baltimore, MD.  Can Good News Revive a City? A new media experiment is underway in Baltimore, Maryland to find out. One goal is to inspire social change by celebrating the city’s positive outliers, offering them a microphone and giving them public praise. Another is to introduce the world to Baltimore’s eclectic and vibrant cultural scene. […]

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World Youth Initiative: Tomorrow’s Leaders, Solving Today’s Issues

New York, N.Y.  Last fall, teen philanthropist Isaac J. Kassin was awarded our James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation’s coveted Luce Leader 2012 Award for his work in philanthropy, including his signature fund within our foundation. Accepting the award at a gala at the law firm of Skadden Arps, 17-year old Isaac made an impassioned speech with […]

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The Birth of Extreme Kids and Crew

By Patricia Connelly, edited by Jim Luce Brooklyn, N.Y  When her son was eight months old, Eliza Factor hosted a gathering of new parents and babies at her Brooklyn apartment.  Although she knew that her baby’s development was abnormal—Felix’s muscle tone was so low that he could not lift his head from the floor—the experience […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

Largest Festival of Colors in Jersey City & Hoboken This Weekend

10 Things Not to Miss at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach

10 Ways to Keep the Family Physically and Mentally Active This Summer

Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

‘Luce 24 Under 24’ Summer Soirée Set for July 24 at the China Institute