First-Ever Rosé Experience Brings Indulgence and Pinkalicious Vibes to Greater Fort Lauderdale

Proceeds Benefitting AutoNation’s DRV PNK Initiative, February 8-9, 2020

The Seaglass Group, together with AutoNation and Mercedes-Benz, has announced the launch of its Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation SEAGLASS | A Greater Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience (SEAGLASS), taking place February 8-9, 2020, on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach.

SEAGLASS is a first-of-its-kind event immersing guests in a rosé experience second to none, benefitting AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative which has raised more than $20 million for cancer research and treatment. With the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, the inaugural event will showcase the world’s finest rosé wines with perfectly paired culinary options throughout the weekend.

SEAGLASS | A Greater Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience is a first-of-its-kind two-day event immersing guests in a rosé experience second to none– set on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach — and benefiting the AutoNation #DrivePink initiative with proceeds going to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.

Rosé is more than another wine; it’s a lifestyle,” said SEAGLASS co-founder Carlos Suarez, who also serves as publisher for Venice Magazine. “Greater Fort Lauderdale’s coastal environment, luxury lifestyles and year-round ocean breeze create the perfect canvas for this immersive rosé experience.”

Hosted by Venice magazine, SEAGLASS highlights the community of Greater Fort Lauderdale creating an immersive atmosphere that celebrates the best in wine, art, music and fashion. The rosé paradise will deliver luxurious stops at every turn, unlimited pours of the finest wines, Instagram-worthy moments and rosé-themed activities.

We are thrilled to be title sponsors of this incredibly luxurious event. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase the renaissance underway in Fort Lauderdale while raising funds and awareness for critical cancer research,” said AutoNation Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Marc Cannon. “Through this fantastic partnership we’ll be directing all funds raised for DRV PNK to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge- supporting cancer research and treatment right here in South Florida!

We are creating a sanctuary for rosé lovers and experientialists alike,” added SEAGLASS co-founder Trevor Fried. “Fort Lauderdale deserves the splendor of what the SEAGLASS experience will deliver.

Tickets are on sale now for the SEAGLASS | A Greater Fort Lauderdale Rosé Experience at www.seaglassexperience.com where guests can choose from the full all-inclusive Rosé Experience ticket at $150/per day. Discerning guests who seek further exclusivity can opt for the VIP Cabana Experience, priced at $5,000/per day.

For more information, including tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit seaglassexperience.com and follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

NAACP Partners With BET Networks to Broadcast the 51st NAACP Image Awards Live

2-Hour Telecast To Celebrate The Biggest Achievements In Black Culture

The NAACP and BET Networks announced a broadcast partnership to air the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The telecast will take place from Pasadena, California and will air on BET Networks for the first time ever. The announcement was made by NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Leon W. Russell, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, President of BET Networks Scott Mills and Executive Vice-President, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy Connie Orlando. The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent event celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. (You can read more about the NAACP’s work and its six “Game Changer” issue areas at www.naacp.org.)

We’re proud to partner with BET Networks to showcase the incredible breadth of Black excellence in television, film, music, and literature, and to bring awareness to the social justice and economic empowerment work of the NAACP,” said Johnson. “Through its diverse platforms, BET delivers culturally enriching and entertaining content to a wide and multigenerational audience. As we head into a critical 2020 election and Census, the collaboration with BET will be critical to reaching our shared communities.”

NAACP Partners With BET Networks to Broadcast the 51st NAACP Image Awards Live on February 22, 2020 From Pasadena, CA

The NAACP is vitally important, and BET Networks shares the organization’s commitment to our community and social impact,” added Mills. “With the NAACP’s half-century of history acknowledging the achievements of African Americans across entertainment and activism, this partnership allows BET to further our mission to entertain, engage and empower our viewers by delivering this cultural pillar to the communities we serve. We’re thrilled to welcome the NAACP Image Awards home to BET.

Karen Boykin-Towns, NAACP National Board of Directors Vice-Chairman is the newly appointed Chairman of the NAACP Image Awards Planning Committee and will provide strategic guidance and leadership. Eris Sims, Chief of Staff will oversee all NAACP Image Awards events and activities.

We are excited that two storied organizations, NAACP and BET, are partnering to cultivate innovative approaches to our work and to deliver a transformative experience that inspires and empowers the Black community. This is a natural partnership and one which aligns with our strategic focus,” said Boykin-Towns. “We are confident that the NAACP Image Awards will continue to grow in both impact and legacy.”

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Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2020 Season

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opening Night Cabaret with Anthony Roth Costanzo
  • New dance commissions by Ephrat Asherie and Omari Wiles
  • Theatrical first looks at Company, West Side Story, and Ocean Filibuster
  • Opera sneak peek with Lincoln Center Theater’s Intimate Apparel, The Metropolitan Opera’s Agrippina, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s Awakenings
  • Dance previews featuring BalletX and Pennsylvania Ballet

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its spring 2020 season. Since 1984, the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. The intimate Frank Lloyd Wright –designed Peter B. Lewis Theater is the venue for these seventy-minute programs that explore the creative process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. One-of-a-kind productions created for the Guggenheim’s rotunda offer a unique experience of the landmark museum. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.

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Audience members are invited to artist receptions in the rotunda following most evening programs. Prior to performances, The Wright restaurant is open with a cash bar from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Works & Process lead funding is provided by the Ford Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Spring 2020 Season

OPENING NIGHT CABARET

Anthony Roth Costanzo, January 6, 2020, 7:30 pm

Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, on the occasion of Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.

Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen

  • 6:30 pm Reception in Rotunda
  • 7:30 pm Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater
  • 9 pm Dinner at The Wright
  • $500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner
  • $250 Orchestra
  • $150 Dress Circle
  • $75 Side View

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of eleven and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He has produced operas, installations, concerts, and performance series internationally. Recently, he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera performing the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, and has performed with many of the world’s other leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. In concert he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Kennedy Center. His first album, ARC, was nominated for a Grammy and he received Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year award.

DANCE COMMISSION PREVIEW

Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance, Jan 13 and 14, 2020, 7:30 pm

In 2020, Works & Process commissions and premieres two works by Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance.

Having received the honorary status of Legend after 10 years of competing in the Vogue Ballroom scene and performing across the globe, choreographer Omari Wiles brings the ballroom to the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. With excerpts of New York is Burning, performed by Les Ballet Afrik and guest artists, Wiles presents his signature “AfrikFusion” style, which fuses traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with House dance and Vogue.

Excerpts from Ephrat Asherie’s UnderScored (working title) are performed by EAD company members with guest artists from New York City’s underground dance scene. Beginning with the legendary parties at The Loft and the Paradise Garage, UnderScored is inspired by intergenerational club-life memories and explores the ever-changing physical landscape of New York City’s underground House dance community.

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National Portrait Gallery Presents "Portraits of the World: Denmark”

Featuring Iconic Work by Danish Painter Michael Ancher Alongside Depictions of Artists’ Communities in New York City

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “Portraits of the World: Denmark,” the next installment in the museum’s international series highlighting the global context of American portraiture. The new exhibition will feature “Kunstdommere” (Art Judges), Michael Ancher’s monumental 1906 group portrait of his colleagues in a Danish artists’ colony. On loan from The Danish Museum of National History in Hillerød, Denmark, the painting will be placed in dialogue with works from the Portrait Gallery’s collection that trace the development of American modernism in artists’ communities in New York City during the first half of the 20th century. The works on view will testify to the ways community, friendship and rivalry fueled artistic progress. This exhibition celebrates the latest collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and a national portrait gallery abroad. “Portraits of the World: Denmark” will be on view from Dec. 13, 2019through Oct. 12, 2020.

Michael Ancher, “Kunstdommere” (Art Judges), 1906, oil on canvas, 156.2 x 222.9 cm. The Danish Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

One of Denmark’s best-known artists, Ancher was a pivotal figure in the so-called Modern Breakthrough that saw Danish artists and writers favor realistic depictions of contemporary life over the tradition of idealized subject matter. In pursuit of greater authenticity, Ancher and his fellow artists abandoned urban life for the remote fishing village of Skagen in northern Denmark. They found compelling subjects among the bleak landscapes and hardships endured by local people, often depicting laborers and scenes of everyday life on a heroic scale. For “Kunstdommere,” Ancher turned to his own circle for inspiration. The painting depicts his colleagues hard at work: the dramatist Holger Drachmann and artists Peder Severin Krøyer, Laurits Tuxen and Jens Ferdinand Willumsen are critiquing an out-of-view portrait in Krøyer’s studio. The artists of Skagen lived and worked in close proximity. As friends and rivals, collaborators and competitors, they worked with and against each other, ultimately ushering in the new era of Danish art known as the Modern Breakthrough.

It’s hard to overstate the impact the Skagen artists’ colony had on the trajectory of Danish art, and Ancher’s ambitious work strives to depict that community in action,” said Robyn Asleson, curator of prints and drawings, at the National Portrait Gallery. “This exhibition will give audiences the chance to compare and contrast that remote artists’ colony on the northern edge of Denmark, which propelled art in a modern direction with artistic communities in New York City that accelerated the progress of American art from realism to abstraction.

A complementary display of works from the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection will highlight the proliferation of artists’ communities in New York City during the first half of the 20th century, which likewise catalyzed the development of modern art in the United States. The exhibition will include works by Peggy Bacon, George Biddle, Marius de Zaya, Mabel Dwight, Marion D. Freeman, Red Grooms, Hans Namuth, Francis Picabia, John Sloan and Bill Witt. In the spirit of Ancher’s painting, “Kunstdommere” will be accompanied by works featuring artists as subjects, including group portraits of Elaine and Willem de Kooning and the trio of Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock and Tony Smith.

The exhibition is the third iteration in the museum’s “Portraits of the World” series, which previously highlighted works from Switzerland (2017–2018) and Korea (2018–2019).

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the multifaceted story of the United States through the individuals who have shaped American culture. Spanning the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000. Connect with the museum at www.npg.si.edu.

 50 Best Launches '50 Best Discovery', the World's Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations

Explore the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World

50 Best, the brand behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars annual ranking and awards, announces the launch of 50 Best Discovery.

For 17 years, 50 Best has been compiling authoritative rankings based on the votes of its extensive international network of experts. Until today, 50 Best only revealed the restaurants and bars which received sufficient votes for them to be ranked. With the launch of 50 Best Discovery, the organization now provides a deeper, richer library for people to draw on for eating and drinking inspiration as they traverse the world.

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50 Best Discovery is the world’s most exciting database for eating and drinking and operates as an unranked extension of the annual 50 Best rankings of restaurants and bars. The venues featured on 50 Best Discovery have all received votes from the experts who create the rankings of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and The World’s 50 Best Bars, as well as Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants. The digital collection is compiled from the results of these five annual 50 Best rankings but extends far beyond the elite establishments celebrated in each list. The result is a more diverse range of expert-recommended restaurants and bars across the world, offering everything from emerging talent and local favourites through to fine dining and fine drinking establishments. To qualify, a restaurant or bar needs to receive a significant number of votes in the most recent round of polling for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants or The World’s 50 Best Bars, or appear on one of our other annual rankings. Restaurants and bars cannot apply to be part of 50 Best Discovery.

50 Best Discovery gives discerning diners and drinkers the chance to explore restaurants and bars that have received votes from 50 Best experts across the world, featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries. The library combines destinations from all the lists’ rankings and other far-flung locales to comprise a diverse and tempting range of restaurants and bars, empirically recommended by its Academy. This 1,700-strong Academy comprises the world’s leading food and drink writers, chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners, global gastronomes and regional cuisine specialists.

A new website features a powerful search engine, which allows users to search by city, town and region to find restaurants and bars in a destination they may be travelling to, or to look for a reliable new dining or drinking experience closer to home. Locations and reviews sit side by side to allow easy-to-navigate functionality with each entry displaying location, price, contact details, imagery and a bite-size profile.

Whether searching for the hottest back-street ramen bar in Tokyo, boundary-pushing fine dining in San Francisco, or the best martini in Madrid, 50 Best Discovery allows adventurous gourmets to explore hidden gems, secret spots and timeless classics, providing a unique itinerary for culinary and cocktail adventures.

William Drew, Director of Content for 50 Best, says: “This exciting new way to explore the world is completely guided by the recommendations from the 1,700-plus independent expert voters behind the 50 Best restaurant and bar rankings. Never before have the best local and international destinations in which to eat and drink been featured in one place, on one intuitive website. We are confident that it will become a go-to resource for anyone looking for a reliable gastronomic experience almost anywhere in the world.

When The World’s 50 Best Restaurants was established in 2002, it started a journey that would see us showcase the very best places to eat and drink. Gastronomic tourism has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, evident in the rapid expansion of our social media followers to more than two million and the continued growth of our global events. For the first time, we are now able to offer a comprehensive library featuring a vast number of restaurants and bars. For food and drink lovers this is the ultimate map of the world; essential for planning gastronomic adventures.

To see more details on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit www.theworlds50best.com/the-academy/manifesto

To see more details on The World’s 50 Best Bars voting process,
visit www.worlds50bestbars.com/voting.php

The 50 Best family includes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, The World’s 50 Best Bars, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and the #50BestTalks and 50 Best Explores series, all of which are owned and run by William Reed Business Media. Since 2002, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants has reflected the diversity of the world’s culinary landscape. The annual list of the world’s finest restaurants and bars provides a snapshot of some of the best destinations for unique dining and drinking experiences, in addition to being a barometer for global gastronomic trends.