Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Talented Friends: DJ, Jazz, Hip Hop, Theater!

This post goes out to my talented friends who have upcoming shows!

One of my favorite things (besides playing in the city, of course: ) is seeing people in their element, doing what they love, and me to support their work when I can. I really think you can see people's heart and soul in their passions, and I love the new experiences I get out of it too! Check them out:

FRIDAY Oct. 9th, 9p @ Oulu (W'burg)
DJ Lani Love spinning at "We Run This" + drink specials! Free!
(Facebook Link)

  • She's also one of the fashionistas of! Get style tips and the info about all of the latest trends!

TUESDAY Oct. 13th, 630-11p @ Nightingale Lounge (213 2nd Ave)
Lifeline: A Benefit for the Survivors of Typhoon Ondoy/ Ketsana
(Facebook Link)

  • Support MAGNETIC NORTH (really awesome hip hop duo - check out their songs - "Within The Rhythm" is one of my fave!) and this great line up of performers who are raising relief money for victims of Typhoon Ketsana.

  • "All proceeds will be going to non-government, grassroots organizations doing direct services in Typhoon Ketsana affected communities."

FRIDAY Oct. 16th, 7p @ The Calhoun School (433 West End Ave)
"Jazz at Calhoun" with the Victor Lin Jazz Trio, $10 tix ($5 students/seniors)
(Facebook Link)

FRIDAY Oct 9 - Nov 22, 7p @ The Brooklyn Lyceum

Another new friend, James "Face" in bauhaus the bauhaus!

Best of Luck - Lani, Derek, Victor, and Face!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NYColor GIVEAWAY: NYFF09 Closing Film, Broken Embraces

  • UPDATE 10/6 - Thanks for all of the entries!! It was really inspiring to read about your stories and how NYC inspires you, so I decided to throw in a $25 gift certificate to a runner-up. Here's what they had to say:

    Drum roll...winner is Adal G. Enjoy the movie!
    To me it has always been inspiring to experience different cultures. In NY you get to see all these different people combine and adapt into an environment that most often is different to their place of origin. The way they adapt and they try to reproduce "home" in the city is just amusing to me.

    NY to me is inspiring by its local and foreign people; its smells (the good and bad ones); the rust in every building and dirt in the trains (I can skip the rats); and most importantly, because of the freedom to see myself in such different sceneries just by walking through neighborhoods.

    Runner Up: Chris L.!
    How DOESN'T New York inspire me? The city that never sleeps always pushes me to keep going no matter how tough or how mundane the daily grind might be. It offers up new experiences every minute of every day that you couldn't find anywhere else. It shows you a wide range of cultures and lifestyles that teaches you to be open to more and more. Most of all, it just inspires me to live life and never miss a beat.

    Congrats Adal and Chris!


This film is the highlight of the 47th Annual New York Film Fest this year, and I have a pair to give away to a lucky reader! It is currently SOLD OUT and is an $80 value for the pair of them. Thanks to ABC-7 and The Film Society of Lincoln Center!! I am unfortunately unable to go, but I definitely plan to see it in theaters when it comes out in November.

TO ENTER for a chance to win 2 tix to the sold out showing of Almodovar's BROKEN EMBRACES on Sunday 10/11 @ 5p:

  • Become a Fan of NYColor on Facebook (see sidebar) and EMAIL me with your answer to: "How does NYC inspire you?"

  • A winner will be chosen randomly on Thursday at noon, so enter now! Must be available to pick up tickets Thursday night (TBD).
Broken Embraces / Los abrazos rotos
Pedro Almodóvar, 2009, Spain, 128m

Moving from Madrid sound stages to the volcanic landscapes of the Canary Islands, the incomparable Pedro Almodóvar takes us on an emotional roller coaster that barrels from comedy to romance to melodrama to the darker haunts of film noir. A blind screenwriter learns of the death of a powerful industrialist, triggering a flood of memories that encompass a tale of naked ambition, forbidden love and devastating loss. Penelope Cruz, the screenwriter’s muse (and Almodóvar’s), has never been better, nor more ravishing, and she’s ably aided by Lluis Homar (Bad Education), Blanca Portillo (Volver), and a wonderful newcomer to the Almodóvar stable, Rubén Ochandiano. The luscious cinematography is by Rodrigo Prieto (Amores Perros, Brokeback Mountain). A Sony Pictures Classics release.