On St. Patrick’s Day, at TGIF Friday’s off Vanderbilt Avenue (47 East 42nd Street), the McManus breakfast will be held this year.
Aside from Jim McManus, head of the McManus Midtown Democratic Club, and his Chief of Staff Sing, you never know who you might meet. THIS is the year to make the trip. Last year, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, Ray Kelly, Mike Bloomberg, among others, appeared to pay respects. This year, with Hilary starting to make her move and along with Bill, you never know who may stop in.
Opening tonight, master stencil artist and crazy urban explorer Logan Hicks' upcoming solo show, "Love Never Saved Anything," (he's so emo) is his probably most personal yet. The new body of work includes a series of underwater paintings and old(er) urban exploration photos including the time he climbed out on the eagles on the Chrysler Building. Logan is well-known for his work as a street artist and urban explorer, seeking out and discovering places that few have seen. From abandoned subway stations to dilapidated buildings, a series of new photographs will be showcased depicting forbidden areas of the urban environment and unique vantage points
Clear as a bell I remember being taken to the Rivoli, a first-run movie palace on Broadway, to see the film Oklahoma! starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. Her freshness and lovely soprano was transporting. Seeing her so many years later onstage at the intimate, elegant Café Carlyle conjures the same thrill, her warmth and elegance filling the room. She began her show with a short video of her career, from musical theater ingénue to Academy Award winning prostitute to beloved sitcom mom.