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Party Pics – Tosca at Opera Orlando

If you have never been to an opera, this one should be on your bucket list. The city of Orlando is truly blessed to have world-class opera right here at the Dr. Phillips Center at Steinmetz Hall.

Tosca was inspired by Giacomo Puccini when he saw the play, La Tosca in Rome by French playwright Victorien Sardou, in 1899. Obtaining the rights, he spent four years translating the work into Italian.

From entering Steinmetz Hall, a grand architectural marvel, you leave behind the turmoil of the world today and escape into the turmoil of Rome in 1800 during Napoleon’s threat of invading Italy. Josh Shaw (Stage Director) staged the performers perfectly with a well-balanced beautifully artistic set by Grant Preisser (Scenic Designer). Preisser framed the stage with large paintings that he selected by Anne-Louis Girodet, a famous French painter during the Napoleonic era.

This opera has one of the most romantic scores and the conductor, Eiki Isomura led the orchestra from power to the sublime.

We meet Floria Tosca, a diva who transforms from bitch, loyal bitch, heroine and ends with martyrdom. The amazing soprano, Eleni Calenos plays her perfectly with all the nuances and thoughtful acting transitions. Ms. Calenos sang the premiere aria, “Vissi d’arte” with so much emotion the audience was elated. Her acting was excellent and proved she could not only sing Tosca she became Tosca.

Nathan Granner (Tenor) was charming in his role as Cavaradossi, Tosca’s love interest and the town painter and revolutionary. His portrait of another beautiful woman is the cause of Tosca’s jealousy and suspicion in Act I. Granner hit with power and passion “E lucevan le stelle.”
While these two star-eyed lovers are bantering, Baron Scarpia, played by Daniel Scofield (Baritone) has other sordid and dark ideas to thwart their love. Wanting Tosca for himself, he has Cavaradossi arrested and plans his execution, pinning Tosca to decide if her love lives or dies. Scofield is excellent in this role as the villain with convincing wickedness.

The Opera Orlando Youth Company was an absolute delight. The children’s voices were heavenly.
In the words of stage director Josh Shaw, “I encourage you to get lost in this heart-wrenching story for the next two hours.”

Party Pics – Girls Enjoying Cigars

Cigars are popping up everywhere! Check out these beauties:

Artigras – WPB – Party Pics

Our founder Lakhinder JS Vohra had a great time with VIP access to this annual arts show. Living in Florida opens up amazing possibilities for attending events!

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Party Pics – Shaq vs Gronk

In case you missed it this weekend, Shaq and Gronk hosted a live streamed digital event on Saturday. What made this digital event extra special is that fans were able to have LIVE conversations with each other through Yappa, an audio and video commenting tool. During the event, Shaq and Gronk played a livestreamed game of HORSE. Fans were able to leave yaps about which shot they wanted Shaq and Gronk to take– and Shaq actually broke the rim! Snoop Dogg, Steve Aoki and Da Baby were among those to live yap during the event. You can see all of the activity on the event’s website by the Comments section.

Yappa was created as an antidote to the dangerously anonymous text-based commenting in social media. Because Yappa has a robust backend to flag profanity and hate speech, Yappa is quickly becoming the new, responsible and fun way for celebrities to communicate on websites such as IGN, iheartmedia, AMI and so much more!

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Party Pics – Scenes from NYE Gala at Kennedy Center

There are hundreds of options for New Year’s Eve – from Embassy-themed soirées, black-tie hotel ballrooms balls, sit-down pre-fixe all-you-can-hog, to plain and simple microwaveable celebrations in your PJs at home.

But when it comes to picking the best venue, ambience, budget, parking, dose of culture, and a true red carpet, nobody could beat the evening hosted by the Kennedy Center.

Our evening, generously hosted by Sam the GM of the rooftop restaurant and Rachael Stambaugh of the Kennedy Center, started with a richly-paired 3 course menu dinner followed by an amazing tribute to Aretha Franklin, a roarous sell-out crowd in tow.

Following the glowing performance, the evening spilled into the grand foyer where an exclusive collection of local gliterati filed in to live bands performing past three balloon drop making dressing to the hilt yet another memorable exercise reminding everyone that over-extended, over-priced libations elsewhere was not the only way to ring in a new century in a posh, affordable and refined way and that we were in the right place at the right time. The complimentary professional photo booths set up as guests were departing was the perfect goodie bag gift one could ever receive and cherish.

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Party Pics – Ryllace launches plus size fashion line

Hayley Hasselhoff, Robyn Lawley and Britney Young Celebrate the Launch of Ryllace
Quality and style shouldn’t stop at a size 14.

Celebrities, Influencers and tastemakers celebrated the launch of Ryllace, a new premium plus-size fashion brand at LA hotspot, Élephante, last night in Santa Monica. Decked out in the brand, Actress/Model Hayley Hasselhoff, GLOW’s Britney Young and Model Robyn Lawley proved that style shouldn’t stop at a size 14.
With the theme of “look how you feel,” Ryllace aims to serve the large percentage of the American population who wear a size 14 or above that are underserved and demanding more in the current plus-size fashion offerings. Inspired by the amaryllis flower which is known for its beauty, strength, determination, and resilience-qualities Ryllace aims to bring out in every woman. The brand is on a mission to bring smart, premium, casual style to every plus size woman’s closet. The full collection includes outerwear, shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, dresses, sweaters, sleepwear and accessories, ranging from size 14-24. Prices range from $48-$368 is available exclusively on www.ryllace.com

Party Pics: Picnic by Design 2019 (DIFFA)

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA)’s annual summer fundraiser, Picnic by Design, returned this September! Held at Midtown Loft & Terrace, the eighth annual soirée invited 20 top tier designers and brands to create global-themed baskets of goodies for auction. Every year, Picnic by Design brings together over 200 industry guests for gourmet picnic fare and custom designer baskets for auction. Event proceeds support DIFFA’s mission to grant funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations across the country.

Party Pics – Hamptons Summer Benefit

The UNCF Hamptons Summer Benefit honoring Sharlee Jeter and R. Donahue Peebles was a great success.

The generous support of a large assortment of guests will enable UNCF to provide more young people of color with a successful pathway to obtain a life-changing college education.

“We’re pleased to share that we raised more than $350,000 to continue our contribution to help support historically black colleges and universities and deserving scholars in the greater New York area to further their education and fulfill their career aspirations.”

Party Pics – Ruthie Davis Launch at The Curated!

Ruthie Davis celebrated the launch of her new Shop-in-Shop at Christian Siriano’s boutique, The Curated, on July 24th. Ruthie was joined by The Americans actress, Holly Taylor as she debuted her Pre-Fall 2019 collection and her exclusive collaboration with Disney’s Aladdin. Holly completed her floral summer look with the Teigen Heels in Moonlight ($395) while Ruthie stunned in the Tiara Heels in Silver Mirror ($445, www.ruthiedavis.com).

Party Pics – UJA NYC Fashion Leadership Awards

Jill Granoff, Karen Murray, Claire Olshan, and Tanya Golesic

Jill Granoff, Karen Murray, Claire Olshan, and Tanya Golesic

UJA-Federation of New York’s Fashion Leadership Awards honored Tanya Golesic, president of Jimmy Choo; Jill Granoff, CEO of Eurazeo Brands; Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group; and Claire Olshan, founder of Fivestory & DADA Daily. Cristina Cuomo, founder and editor of Purist, served as M.C. The event, which took place on June 19, 2019, at Tribeca 360° in New York City, raised more than $750,000 for UJA-Federation’s annual campaign to sustain its network of hundreds of nonprofits that touch the lives of millions of people each year.

photos by Michael Priest Photography

Party Pics – Disney’s Ava Kolker at LANOOSH Grand Opening

LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, Disney starlet Ava Kolker bopped to the beat of her brand new single “The Good Ones” during the LANOOSH Grand Opening celebration. Clothed in a bright neon LANOOSH dress, the Disney star sang to an excited crowd of young talent and parents – most of whom were also wearing their favorite LANOOSH pieces. The magical event was to celebrate the fashionable, ethically-made childrenswear brand as they debuted their newly redesigned HQ and storefront for the first time. Up and coming singer/songwriter Denim Nicole capped off the event with a surprise performance of her new single “Lemonade” ending the day on a sweet note.
NOTABLE ATTENDEES: Ava Kolker (Disney’s Sydney to the Max); Sheldon Bailey (Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers; Showtime’s Shameless); Adrien Dev (HBO’s Westworld); Alyssa de Boiblanc (ABC’s Modern Family); Jazlynn Belle (CW’s Jane the Virgin); Denim Nicole (singer/songwriter “Lemonade”)
WHAT: Wearing the Neon Child Swag Dress (neon yellow) $63.00 – available at www.lanoosh.com