GIVE THE GIFT OF FABULOUS WITH MINI SAMPLES OF NEW NEEDLES NO MORE™ FROM DR BRANDT SKINCARE®

Renowned celebrity dermatologist and founder of dr. brandt® skincare, Dr. Fredric Brandt, has introduced the newest generation of wrinkle relaxing cream that harnesses the power of in-office injections. To celebrate the launch of the revolutionary needles no more™ instant wrinkle relaxing cream, Dr. Brandt wants to help you give this at-home treatment to the fabulous people in your life.

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Beginning February 9th at 9:00am Eastern Time through March 22 at 5:00pm Eastern Time you can gift a complimentary mini sized sampleof the breakthrough needles no more™ instant wrinkle relaxing cream to your favorite friends, family members, and coworkers. The lucky recipient will need to accept your gift via an email confirmation and will receive their gift in the mail within 10-14 business days. Simply visithttp://www.lookfabulousnotfrozen.com/, choose your deserving recipient, and select or create your own custom message. After completing your gift submission, you will automatically be entered to win a full sized bottle of needles no more™ instant wrinkle relaxing cream for yourself. One lucky winner will be chosen each week for the duration of the giveaway, making it just as easy to give as it is to receive.

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The state-of-the-art needles no more™ instant wrinkle relaxing cream features an exclusive tri-blend of winkle relaxers. These innovative peptides and minerals work to help prevent muscle contraction responsible for expression lines and provide instant and cumulative smoothing results at home. After 60 minutes, 96% of users reported that their skin looked smoother and 100% of users reported that the skin around their eyes had a more lifted appearance. So put the power of Dr. Brandt’s in-office wrinkle solution into the hands of your loved ones, and share this limited time offer through http://www.lookfabulousnotfrozen.com/ on social media to spread the word—it’s time to keep the emotion but lose the lines.

 

Visual Artist Jenny Holzer Commissioned for NYC AIDS Memorial Installation

World-renowned visual artist Jenny Holzer has been commissioned by the Board of Directors of the New York City AIDS Memorial (http://nycaidsmemorial.org) to design a text installation for the surface of the memorial.  Holzer is known for her text-based artworks created for public spaces, including a memorial installation at 7 World Trade Center.  The memorial project was launched in 2011 by urban planners Christopher Tepper and Paul Kelterborn to recognize and preserve the history of the AIDS crisis through the creation of a memorial to honor New York City’s 100,000+ men, women and children who have died from AIDS, and to commemorate and celebrate the efforts of the caregivers and activists who responded heroically to the crisis.  Their efforts evolved into the New York City AIDS Memorial organization.

Preliminary design for the NYC AIDS Memorial, (c) 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY       (PRNewsFoto/New York City AIDS Memorial)

Preliminary design for the NYC AIDS Memorial, (c) 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY (PRNewsFoto/New York City AIDS Memorial)

Tepper and Kelterborn launched a grassroots campaign to create the memorial and nearly 500 architects from around the world submitted designs for the memorial during an ideas competition held in late 2011, sponsored by Architectural Record and Architizer and displayed at the AIA’s Center for Architecture. The jury, chaired by Michael Arad, designer of the National September 11th Memorial, selected a winning design by Brooklyn-based architectural firm studio, Brooklyn-based a+i.

The estimated cost of the NYC AIDS Memorial is approximately $5M– including project design and construction, an operating reserve for maintenance, and funds for initial educational programming so that the memorial serves both as a physical tribute and a gateway for learning about the epidemic. To date, we have raised nearly $4 million from New York City and State elected officials, foundations, corporations and individuals.

The park will feature an 18-foot-high canopy structure comprised of three intricate triangles that create a strong gateway to the park and a sheltered venue for people to gather. The Memorial’s surface design will incorporate an inspiring text element, engraved in granite. A beautiful water feature, glazed with a thin surface of running water, will serve as a focal point for reflection and meditation. The AIDS Memorial design has garnered feature articles in Architectural Record, New York Magazine and The New York Times, which tout the simplicity and elegance of the design and the significance of the Memorial.

The park will feature an 18-foot-high canopy structure comprised of three intricate triangles that create a strong gateway to the park and a sheltered venue for people to gather. The Memorial’s surface design will incorporate an inspiring text element, engraved in granite. A beautiful water feature, glazed with a thin surface of running water, will serve as a focal point for reflection and meditation. The AIDS Memorial design has garnered feature articles in Architectural Record, New York Magazine and The New York Times, which tout the simplicity and elegance of the design and the significance of the Memorial.

 

 

 

The New York City AIDS Memorial will feature an 18-foot steel canopy sculpture as the dramatic gateway to the new park, as well as a central granite water feature and granite benches.  The paving’s artwork, designed by Holzer, will include passages from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” engraved in a dense spiral emanating from the central water feature.

The unveiling of Holzer’s selections from “Song of Myself” (Jenny Holzer Text Installation at the New York City AIDS Memorial:
Selections from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
) and her design comes as construction begins at St. Vincent’s Hospital Park, located at the intersection of West 12th Street and Greenwich Avenue in the West Village.  The artwork is subject to review and approval by the NYC Public Design Commission, which must approve all permanent artworks displayed on City- owned property.  Rudin Management is constructing the memorial and the new park for the community as part of its redevelopment of the former hospital complex.

We are excited to see construction beginning on the New York City AIDS Memorial,” said Keith Fox, President of the organization’s Board of Directors. “We are especially moved that Jenny Holzer has agreed to bring her unique voice to the memorial, adding an additional layer of content and meaning to a powerful physical reminder of the 100,000+ New Yorkers who have died from AIDS.

Says Holzer, “The artwork for the New York City AIDS Memorial will include lines from Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself,” a poem of strength and joy.  My friend, the poet Henri Cole, suggested Whitman and Henri was right. Whitman’s message of hope, of dignity in the face of death, of the glories of an embodied life, and of transcendence in the face of oppressiveness and tragedy, spoke to the requirements of the memorial and universalized them. Whitman was also a proud New Yorker, a poet of the people threaded through his city, a man whose work includes paeans to the metropolis that he thought represented the greatest realization of human diversity.”

For more information about the New York City AIDS Memorial, visit http://nycaidsmemorial.org, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYCAIDSMemorial and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AIDSMemPark.

Neiman Marcus Returns to Austin and SXSW With Make Some noise Activation on March 18-20

Make Some Noise will Feature Inspiring Conversations with Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson, Jenna Bush Hager, and More! Plus Music by Atlantic Records Group

Neiman Marcus returns to Austin with its second annual Make Some Noise brand platform activation celebrating women on the rise, women making a difference, and women shaking up the status quo to lead the way forward for their generation and all the ones to come. The Neiman Marcus Make Some Noise campaign was launched in 2014 to inspire women to be bold and make the most of their potential. Over the next three years, the campaign’s goal is to embody Make Some Noise in every facet of Neiman Marcus’ business from e-commerce to social platforms, from stores to merchant teams, and everything in between.

Following the success of the official launch of Make Some Noise last year, which featured two of the top fifty shows of SXSW according to Rolling Stone, the three-day activation running from March 18 to 20 at 78 Rainey Street will once again feature thought-provoking panel discussions with female noisemakers in technology, fashion, film, music, food, art, and business. Each day will be capped off with live music from Atlantic Records Group and its affiliated labels, curated by one of the most influential women in music, Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records Group.

For over 100 years, Neiman Marcus has dressed women of style; and style breeds confidence. But more so, for today’s woman, it’s a combination of style and substance that is propelling them to succeed in groundbreaking ways,” said Wanda Gierhart, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Neiman Marcus Group. “Over the next three years, our goal is to embody Make Some Noise in every facet of our business using brand activations at key cultural moments. With trailblazing female panelists talking about their success, the hottest emerging musicians, and a roster of supportive partners, we want to inspire all women to join in, use their voices and make some noise in their own lives.”

The Make Some Noise activation begins with a housewarming party on Wednesday, March 18, and then kicks into high gear on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 with an exciting lineup including the following:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
• Musical performances by Grammy Award-winning artist Jess Glynne and New York-based dance duo The Knocks
• Ice cream demo from Natasha Case, co-founder of Coolhaus
• Live mural painting by local Austin artist Zuzu Perkal
• DJ set from NY-based Jilly Hendrix

THURSDAY, MARCH 19
• An intimate conversation with actress, advocate, and activist Freida Pinto
• A captivating panel discussion, Women Writing Their Own Story: Gender in Media, featuring Jenna Bush Hager, NBC’s Today contributing correspondent; Shiza Shahid, co-founder and global ambassador of the Malala Fund; Dyllan McGee, founder of McGee Media and founder & executive producer of MAKERS; and moderated by Katherine Keating, CEO and executive producer at Keating Company International
• A special performance from singer/songwriter, TED speaker, and philanthropist Gracie Schram
• Music handpicked by Atlantic Records Group will include Grammy Award-winning international phenomenon Clean Bandit; Night Terrors of 1927; Kaleo; Anderson East; and Max Frost, an Austin native who was recently named one of Rolling Stone and NPR’s “10 Artists You Need To Know”

FRIDAY, MARCH 20
• A one-on-one conversation with the two-time Academy Award-nominated actress and humanitarian Laura Dern
• An engaging panel discussion, Breaking Out: The New Roles for Women, featuring Katie Lee, chef, author and co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen; Rebecca Minkoff, designer and business woman; Lizzy Plapinger, MS MR and co-owner/founder of Neon Gold Records; and moderated by Audrey Gelman, political and brand communications consultant
• An exclusive chat with actress and philanthropist Rosario Dawson
• Music handpicked by Atlantic Records Group will include acclaimed UK singer/songwriter Marina and the Diamonds; Milo Greene, whose sophomore album has received over 1.9 million streams to date; Melanie Martinez; Christine and The Queens; and Australian breakout artist Meg Mac

Each room of the Make Some Noise house will provide opportunities to be inspired through technology, music, food, art, and fashion. Guests will interact with multiple art elements in the house including a user-generated pointillism mural reflecting the essence of Make Some Noise; a cascading wall of ribbons printed with inspiring phrases that guests can grab and wear as a bracelet; a slo-mo video booth for fun Instagrammable moments; and Paint Some Noise, a video paint interactive installation, created by Sweatshoppe, on the exterior of the house that allows guests to use LED “paint rollers” to reveal layers of new content, including upcoming panelists and music lineups, as if guests are painting each image.

The house will also feature a shoppable showroom empowered by Visa Checkout, which lets visitors digitally purchase fashion, accessory, and beauty items from specially curated festival vignettes by Neiman Marcus. Visa Checkout helps streamline consumers’ purchases throughout the house, and around the world, in just a few clicks via the Neiman Marcus ‘Festival Boutique’ at www.NeimanMarcus.com/shopmakesomenoise. Furthermore, guests will enjoy listening stations dedicated to women who rock with headphones provided by B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen; guitars & amplifiers by Fender Musical Instruments; Makeup Artistry by Kevyn Aucoin Pro Team; and specialty cocktails from Baileys and CÎROC Vodka.

The Make Some Noise activation will be located at 78 Rainey Street and open to the public with an RSVP on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20 from noon to 8:00 p.m. To RSVP, please visit www.NeimanMarcus.com/MakeSomeNoise. Attendees are encouraged to share their unique, colorful, and inspiring experience via myriad social channels using the dedicated hashtag #NMMakeSomeNoise.

LINCOLN CENTER THEATER ANNOUNCES ITS NEW PRODUCTION OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S “THE KING AND I”

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director, André Bishop) has announced that Kelli O’Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will feature the musical’s original Jerome Robbins choreography, with musical staging by Christopher Gattelli, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lights by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer, orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett, and music direction by Ted Sperling. (Additional casting for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will be announced at a later date.)

BARTLETT SHER, Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for his direction of LCT’s production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. His other LCT productions include Golden Boy, Blood & Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, and The Light in the Piazza. His other Broadway and off-Broadway credits include The Bridges of Madison County, Prayer for My Enemy, The Butterfly Collection, Cymbeline, Waste, Don Juan and Pericles. He directed the operas Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Romeo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival and La Scala); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera and New York City Opera); and Two Boys (Met and ENO). He was the Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre and was also a Resident Director of Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater.

KELLI O’HARA returns to Lincoln Center Theater where she was nominated for Tony Awards for her performances in The Light in the Piazza and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Her Broadway credits include The Bridges of Madison County (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Nice Work if You Can Get It (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony nomination and Drama Desk nominations), The Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. Off-Broadway: Far From Heaven, King Lear, Bells Are Ringing, My Life With Albertine. Film/TV: Sex and the City 2, Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Blood Brothers, Alexander Hamilton, and Numb3rs. Her recordings include Always and Wonders of the World on Ghostlight Records.

KEN WATANABE will make his American stage debut in The King and I. His Japanese theatre credits include Dialogue with Horowitz, Hamlet, Shitayamannen-cho monogatari, The Lion in Winter and The Royal Hunt of the Sun. For his work in film, Watanabe received Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for The Last Samurai. His motion picture credits also include Inception, Letters from Iwo Jima, Memoirs of a Geisha, Batman Begins and Godzilla. Watanabe is currently preparing to shoot Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees and Martin Scorsese’s Silence.