August 2016

Watch Phil Collins, ‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. Perform ‘Easy Lover’

Late last year, Phil Collins told Rolling Stone that he was “no longer officially retired” and “raring to go” after nearly a decade out of the spotlight, but he hadn’t done much to actualize that until the opening of the US Open in New York Monday night.

His brief set began with “In the Air Tonight,” featuring longtime Genesis touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer, bassist Nathan East, keyboardist Brad Cole and his 15-year-old son Nicholas on drums. Extensive nerve damage has made it nearly impossible for Phil to play drums at this point, but his skills clearly passed down to the next generation and Nicholas handles one of the most famous drum fills in rock history with ease.

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August 2016

Talented kids to hit all the right notes at 2016 US Open

Eleven talented kids will make their Arthur Ashe Stadium debuts alongside a returning “veteran” after being selected to perform patriotic songs during the 2016 US Open.

The impressive singers were given the honor after being whittled down from more than 200 performers ages 14 and under who submitted performances through a nationwide online audition as part of the US Open Casting Call. They then nailed an in-person call back in front of top music and entertainment industry judges.

Previous winners have used their US Open performances as springboards to land roles in Broadway musicals and regional productions across the country.

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August 2016

Phil Collins to play ‘In The Air Tonight’ to celebrate US Open stadium’s retractable roof

Phil Collins will perform at the Opening Ceremony of this year’s US Open.

He will play his classic track ‘In The Air Tonight’ at the New York event, which also marks the first occasion where the Arthur Ashe Stadium’s retractable roof will be operational.

It will be Collins’ second live performance since coming out of retirement last year, as Consequence Of Sound reports.

It follows a seven-song set at a benefit concert in Miami this March.

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August 2016

Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and More Celebrate Tony Bennett’s 90th Birthday

The stars turned out Wednesday night at New York City’s famed Rainbow Room to celebrate the 90th birthday of music legend Tony Bennett.

The 19-time Grammy winner’s party was filled with some of music’s biggest names – from Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder to Bennett’s longtime friend and frequent music collaborator Lady Gaga.

“I understand a lot of my friends and colleagues are gonna be here so I’m thrilled about it,” Bennett told PEOPLE before the festivities began. “I’m very honored.”

And honored he was – with superstar performances from Bennett’s pals – including Gaga and Wonder, who teamed up for a rendition of his 1970s Motown classic “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.”

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August 2016

Tony Bennett Celebrates 90th Birthday

Legendary singer Tony Bennett celebrated his 90th birthday today with his good friend, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lady Gaga. The dynamic singing duo appeared together for an honorary lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building recognizing Bennett’s musical legacy, where Bennett told ABC News it’s been a great day.

“The whole experience is going to take me a long time to think about. And I just love every moment of what’s happening today,” Bennett said.

“She’s a great friend,” he added of Lady Gaga.

Bennett, his wife Susan — who also attended the event — Lady Gaga and a host of other big-name celebrities are expected to continue the celebration with a party later this evening at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

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Fly me to the moon! Lady Gaga oozes Hollywood glamour in thigh-high split velvet gown at Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have collaborated on award-winning songs, a concert television special and documentary film.

So it’s doubtful the Poker Face hitmaker would ever miss the music legend’s 90th birthday in New York City on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old blonde beauty oozed old Hollywood glamour in a plush black gown with thigh high slit.

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August 2016

Facebook and Glamour Activation at the Democratic National Convention

As part of Glamour and Facebook’s yearlong partnership, the magazine’s editor in chief Cindi Leive moderated a conversation with Chelsea Clinton, Lena Dunham, and America Ferrera at the Facebook Lounge at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The discussion garnered major press, and was trending on social media.

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July 2016

Toasting to Summer with the Dreaming Tree

The Dreaming Tree wines hosted a magnificent summer soiree last week in the heart of the East Village in Manhattan. Not only was the wine wonderful, but the space was truly magical. I was 2 glasses of wine in before I realized that I was toasting to summer in the middle of a cemetery, yes… you correctly…a cemetery!

You would think it would be slightly creepy however it wasn’t at all! The event was held at the New York Marble Cemetery, which made the event cool and historical.

Moving on to Dreaming Trees…Dave Matthews and award-winning winemaker Sean McKenzie created a collection of approachable, food-friendly wines and gathered us together to celebrate summer in one of New York City’s best-kept secret gardens (or cemetery haha).

For the first time, guests met Dreaming Tree co-conspirator and Dave Matthews Band Head Chef, Fiona Bohane, as she introduced her new Recipes from the Road – a collection of dishes created by Bohane and inspired by the cities visited on tour with Dave Matthews Band. The event highlighted select Recipes from the Road dishes, including a grilled halloumi with strawberries, zucchini caprese with tomato vinaigrette, Mediterranean chickpea cakes, steak with braised white beans, and pulled chicken with blackberry BBQ sauce.

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