Thursday, March 28, 2013

Alli Simpson at Dylan's Candy Bar

NYC 5-28-13: Alli Simpson celebrates the launch of her imPRESS Nail Series with fan meet-up at Dylan's Candy Bar. All photos © Derek Storm

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Helen Reddy at BB Kings, NYC

NYC 3-24-13: An intimate evening with Helen Reddy, Grammy Award winner with a dozen Top 40 hits, including three # 1 hits in the same year: "Delta Down," Angie Baby," & "I Am Woman."

Born into a well-known Australian show business family, Helen Reddy has had a life and a career richer and more varied than anything she could ever have imagined as a girl in Melbourne. She has dined on her birthday with the Prince of Wales, danced in the White House with the President of the United States, and had a tulip named after her in Holland. 
Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three #1 hits in the same year. In television, Helen was the first Australian to host her own one-hour weekly primetime variety show on an American network, along with several specials that were seen in over forty countries. In theater, Helen has starred in London's West End and on Broadway in New York. As a solo concert artist, she has played at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, as well as the Royal Albert Hall and the Palladium in London. Helen was also the first western female performer invited to sing in the People's Republic of China. In film, her starring role in Disney's Pete's Dragon continues to delight the younger generation, while the lyrics she penned for her feminist anthem "I Am Woman" are now included in Modern American History high school textbooks. Besides the compilation, The Woman I Am: The Definitive Collection, most of Helen's early recordings are now available for digital download worldwide. Her best-selling memoir The Woman I Am (Tarcher/Penguin), reveals that at the height of her career, Helen's world was shattered by the death of both her parents and, simultaneously, the news that she had a rare and incurable disease, A riveting, frank and ultimately brave memoir, she recounts the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her life as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith. Helen retired from live performance in 2002 and practiced as a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in her native Australia for ten years. But after singing a duet with her sister at her sister's 80th birthday party, Helen decided to come out of retirement in July, 2012 and return to the stage where, in addition to some of her hits, she now treats audiences to songs from her vast catalog she had never before performed live.

All photos © Derek Storm

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jenny McCarthy at Buca di Beppo

NYC 3-20-13: Jenny McCarthy and Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether host "It's a Ravioli Rivalry!" at Buca di Beppo, NYC on "National Ravioli Day" with the NYPD & FDNY who will have a ravioli eating contest for their respective Columbia Association scholarship fund. All photos © Derek Storm

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Debby Boone debuts at the Café Carlyle

NYC 3-19-13: Debby Boone makes her debut at the iconic Café Carlyle in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, with her new program, which features songs from her upcoming album, “Swing This”. Celebrities in attendance include Tommy James from the Shondells, Tovah Feldshuh, Mary Beth Peil & Marilyn Maye.  All photos © Derek Storm

Debby Boone, Tovah Feldshuh, Mary Beth Peil

Debby Boone, Tommy James

Debby Boone, Marilyn Maye

Debby Boone, daughter Dustin Boone Ferrer

Tovah Feldshuh

Tommy James

Mary Beth Peil

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pam Grier in person at "Foxy: The Complete Pam Grier" at Lincoln Center

NYC 3-15-13: Pam Grier in person at "Foxy, The Complete Pam Grier" at the Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center. Highlighted by the attendance of Grier at several screenings of such fan favorites and notable classics as THE BIG BIRD CAGE (1972), COFFY (1973), ESCAPE FROM LA (1996), FOXY BROWN (1974), GREASED LIGHTNING (1977), and JACKIE BROWN (1997). All photos © Derek Storm

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Allison Williams in the NY Post

NYC 3-13-13: Allison Williams enters the NBC studios for an appearance on "New York Live." Photo © Derek Storm

Monday, March 11, 2013

"The Trip to Bountiful" photo call

NYC 3-11-13: The Trip to Bountiful photo call at NYC's famed Sardi's Restautant. The touching American classic, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, tells the story of Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson), who is trapped in a cramped Houston apartment with her soft-spoken son (Cuba Gooding Jr) and self-absorbed daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams), dreaming of a return to her home in the small Gulf Coast town of Bountiful, where she grew up and raised her own family. Fearing that she’s an imposition and chafing under her daughter-in-law’s watchful eye, she steals away with her latest pension check and heads home in the journey of a lifetime. The result is an unforgettable meditation on the idea of home and its power to sustain us. All photos © Derek Storm

Tom Wopat, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Condola Rashad

Cicely Tyson

Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Condola Rashad

Hallie Foote, Cicely Tyson, Michael Wilson

Vanessa Williams

Tom Wopat

Condola Rashad

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Director: Michael Wilson

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Croods NYC Premiere

NYC 3-10-13: The Croods premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square Cinemas. The Croods is a 3D animated adventure from DreamWorks starring Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage and Catherine Keener. All photos © Derek Storm

Emma Stone

Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone

Blake Lively

Robyn Lively, Blake Lively

Alice Kim, Nicolas Cage

David Copperfield

Directors: Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders

Catherine Keener

Jim Gianopulos & Jeffrey Katzenberg