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Andrea Huswan


2017/08/18 at 12:43pm

Christmas Comes Early To New York City

08.18.2017 | By |

Radio City Music Hall made it snow in the middle of August!

The Radio City Rockettes stopped traffic on 6th avenue in Manhattan this week in front of the famous art deco marquee and performed an awe-inspiring and fan-favorite number “New York at Christmas”. The performance took place on a double decker Gray Line City Sightseeing bus in front of a very surprised and jolly crowd. But that was not all, Santa Claus and the Rockettes had a special announcement. They announced the Gift of Joy program, which aims to bring a sense of togetherness and the spirit of giving back to the community. Read More

Jack Rico


2016/10/20 at 2:35pm

Photos: Ewan McGregor, Kristen Stewart At ‘American Pastoral’ Movie After-Party

10.20.2016 | By |

fullsizerender-2I don’t claim to be the best photographer, but I was invited to the American Pastoral movie premiere held at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) in NYC and the after-party at American Cut Steakhouse in Midtown East. The star and director Ewan McGregor was there along with director Paul Haggis, Uzo Aduba and Liz Tucci from OITNB and yes… Kristen Stewart showed up to hang with her friends Dakota Fanning and Valorie Curry. Here are some photos I managed to get on the fly when I realized I should take at least a few pictures to show you guys. Read More

Jack Rico


2015/06/24 at 6:20pm

Mary J. Blige & T-Pain Perform In NYC Budweiser Concert

06.24.2015 | By |

This past weekend the renowned beer company Budweiser had their “Made In America” summer concert series kick off in New York City. The concert was presented in two different locations – Liberty Island and Governor’s Island . The opening acts of up-and-coming Indie pop sensation “Misterwives,” the electronic music duo “Big Gigantic” and the world renowned “T-Pain” would perform in specially prepared sector of Governor’s Island. While the headliner of the night Mary J. Blige would perform live from Liberty Island. But if you were in Governor’s Island and wanted to see Mary J. Blige, there was no need to jump in the ferry as Budweiser prepared a hologram production of her performance to be played live in Governor’s Island. Read More

Mariana Dussan


2014/03/04 at 5:38pm

7 Questions With Cáthia: Her Journey From “The Voice,” New EP

03.4.2014 | By |

During March of 2013 Catherine Ochoa competed on the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice.” She started out in team Shakira and was then swept away by team Usher. Though she was eliminated during the Live Playoffs, that didn’t stop this young singer from continuing her career. Now a year after she left the show she has a new EP out called “Unbreakable,” which debuted at No. 16 on the Latin iTunes chart on March 1, the day of the release, and is still going strong at No. 27.  Read More

Mariana Dussan


2013/10/02 at 10:36am

Your NYC Guide To The Must – See Concerts This Fall!

10.2.2013 | By |

New York City in the Fall is absolutely fabulous – this is a fact. A Fall day spent in the City allows for endless exploration from day to night as the blazing summer temperatures have gone and the crisp slightly cool air keeps you moving.  Besides the Fall foliage in Central Park, the New York Food and Wine Festival and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC brings an amazing array of live shows ripe for your listening pleasure. So in celebration of the Fall we have gathered up a list of the City’s must-see shows for October and November. Read More

Jack Rico


2010/10/31 at 12:00am

The New York City Horror Film Festival awards Krueger

10.31.2010 | By |

The New York City Horror Film Festival awards Krueger

{New York, NY, October 31, 2010) – The New York City Horror Film Festival ( today announced their full programming slate of short and feature films, featuring over 50 films submitted from the United States and some 15 countries from around the world. The 2010 NYCHFF takes place November 9 thru 14, 2010 at the Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street at Canal Street. The Festival’s Opening Night Gala will take place this year at Soirée (199 Bowery at Spring Street) on November 10 at 8:00pm. The gala is open to the public and will feature live performances, short films, complimentary cocktails, and more.
The 9th Annual NYCHFF Feature Presentations are:
DON’T GO IN THE WOODS (Noncompetition) Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio.
– An indie rock band of five young men heads into the woods for a weekend of creative inspiration away from modern distractions. New songs are sung and written but female groupies crash the creative jam session causing distraction. In traditional slasher movie style, characters begin disappearing and are violently killed by a crazed murderer. Unlike a traditional horror film, DON’T GO IN THE WOODS is a musical with scenes of characters singing while being murdered. The film oozes with thrills and a dark sense of humor complemented by a solid rock soundtrack. {US}
YELLOWBRICKROAD (Competition) Directed by Frank Holland
– In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where they went was a single word etched into stone near the forest’s edge: YELLOWBRICKROAD.  In 2009, the coordinates for the ‘YELLOWBRICKROAD’ trail head are declassified. An expedition begins in hope of answers. A few among them believe they will find something terrible in the forest. But it is the forest that will find something terrible in them. {US}
BEREAVEMENT (Competition) Directed by Stevan Mena
– The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman. {US}
THE PACK (Competition) Directed by Franck Richard
– In the middle of a snowy no man’s land, Charlotte picks up Max, a hitchhiker; they stop in a truck-stop restaurant, and when Max doesn’t come back from the bathroom, Charlotte starts looking for him in vain. She decides to return during the night but gets kidnapped by the bartender, La Spack, who turns out to be Max’s mother and needs to feed her kids, ‘The pack’, a bunch of blood lusting ghouls. Alone and in the middle of nowhere, she quickly realizes… she’s next on the menu! {France}
OUTCAST (Competition) Directed by Colm McCarthy    
– OUTCAST is the tale of Petronella, a Scottish/Romany girl, and Fergal, her mysterious Irish traveler boyfriend. As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing locals, working its way towards our protagonists. Meanwhile Cathal and Liam, two mysterious travelers from Ireland use ritual and magic on a blood hunt. Mary, Fergal’s mother performs ritual and magic of her own. In a vicious finale we know one thing: the Beast must die. {UK}
TICKED OFF TRANNIES WITH KNIVES (Competition) Directed by Israel Luna

– A group of trannies are violently bashed and left for dead. The surviving ladies regain consciousness, confidence, and courage ready to seek out revenge on the ones who attacked them. {US}
KISS THE ABYSS (Competition) Directed by Ken Winkler
– When a young woman is brutally killed by an intruder, her husband and estranged father conspire to bring her back from the dead with the help of a mysterious desert dweller. Soon after she awakens, she begins to realize that something is horribly wrong…  {US}
WON TON BABY (Noncompetition) Directed by James Morgart
Thirty years ago brothel owner Rachel “Madam” Won Ton found herself one drug-filled night involved with her wildest client. That encounter leaves the Madam pregnant. She decides to move on for “cleaner” life. Today, her brothel converted into a Chinese restaurant, the Madam’s past continues to haunt her. However, her continued social scorn is the least of her concerns when she learns her adult daughter, Lily, has a parasitic twin growing in her belly! When the fetus is removed, it is not only alive; it possesses a   mutated umbilical cord. The baby’s mass murdering and eating of the locals forces the Madam to confront a secret she’s hidden for years. Can the Madam solve things before it’s too late or has she sealed her family’s fate by the release of the child? {US}
Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation to Actor/Director Robert Englund
– In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him. A print of this film will screen as part of the Lifetime achievement program dedicated to Actor /Director Robert Englund. {US}
Also part of the program this year’s program are the four audience choice award winners of the Killer Shorts Sudden Death Competitions that was held in conjunction with Wizard Conventions throughout the spring and summer of 2010. The winners are:

Wizard Anaheim –              WRITTEN BY, directed by Karni Baghdikian
Wizard Philadelphia –        NOW THAT YOU’RE DEAD, directed by Patrick Rea
Wizard Chicago –                GET OFF MY PORCH, directed by Patrick Rea
Wizard New York –              LET’S MAKE A TAPE, directed by Jorge Abreu
NYC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (NYCHFF) was founded in 2001 by Film Producer and Director

Michael J. Hein. The festival is dedicated to the international genre film community and there are no restrictions on the films screened during the festivals. Programs include short and feature films screened both in and out of competition. The Festival jury presents awards to films in the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Actor / Actress, Best Screenplay for films showcased, and an Audience Choice Award. The NYCHFF also presents an annual Lifetime achievement award. Past recipients include director George A. Romero, Special Effects Artist and Director Tom Savini, Producer and Director Roger Corman, and Producer and Director Mick Garris. Over the last nine years the festival has grown into America’s largest and most recognized genre film festival focusing solely on Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Thrillers. Each year the NYCHFF celebrates both the horror classics we grew up with and new genre films & filmmakers who created them and fills the city with special screenings, parties, celebrity guests and free giveaways. For more information visit the festival’s website at

Jack Rico


2010/06/06 at 12:00am

‘Sex and the City 3’: A Trilogy or a Tragedy?

06.6.2010 | By |

'Sex and the City 3': A Trilogy or a Tragedy?

Sex and the City’ has been nothing short of a phenomenon.  From the onset, the series, the girls and the city they lived in was an immediate hit, drawing millions of viewers to HBO, later TBS and now the Box Office. The draw is one that is still strong today 12 years later.  Proof of this can be seen on Perry Street in the West Village, where one is almost guaranteed to see fans, mostly young and middle aged women, posing in front of a chained-off townhouse with a sign reading “NO TRESPASSING”.

After some deconstruction of the phenomenon,  I believe it really boils down to 3 things: fabulousity, nostalgia and hope.

You can say whatever you want about the recent movie ‘Sex and the City 2’ … but one thing is for sure is that the power of the brand remains strong.  

So strong that I agree with Sarah Jessica that they should complete the trilogy with a third and final run.

My advice to her though is to remember the three things that made you.
1- Fabulousity. We want fabulousity but we want it to feel real. Abu Dhabi was fun, but in hindsight the Hamptons may have been more authentic.  
2- Nostalgia.  Tap into this powerful emotion, but do it remembering to be relevant today.  Why did we relate? who did we relate to? But keep it real. Don’t go over the top with the characters and don’t forget the times.
3- Hope. Here you have been nailing it.  At the end of the day, whatever twists and turns life puts in front of Carrie and her posse… they survive and thrive, holding their cosmos in bejeweled hands.

So here is to the final ‘Sex and the City 3.’  One with “NO TRESPASSING”.

Carrie Bradshaw's 'Apartment'

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