In her recent concert in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center on Saturday evening, October 29, 2016, Jiaoyue Lyu enchanted and entranced her audience with a program rich in traditional Chinese poetic music selections. This enlightening concert was performed by Ms. Lyu on the ancient stringed instruments of Guqin and Zhu, both very significant in the traditions of Chinese music. Jiao’s exemplary affinity with and command of these fascinating instruments reveals their uniquely expressive and innately beautiful timbre and exquisite range of tonalities. As the evening progressed, she and her musician collaborators guided the concert with graceful expertise from ancient to contemporary music modes with the introduction of electronic amplification.
Festival Images 2016 – Vevey. Switzerland’s first biennale of photographic visual arts. International photography artists and young talented creators are exhibiting in surprising places outdoors and indoors: a promise to their visitors to experience a true photographic experience on a grand scale! The uniqueness of this festival is the unexpected design and implementation of tailor-made exhibitions for different venues; be it in traditional museums, on monumental facades of buildings or floating structures on the lake.
Photos & Article by Andrew Rapoport • Video By Len Rapoport That tradition was brought back to life 34 years ago and the Mermaid Parade was born. So it was with great delight and anticipation that my father and I were going to cover the parade again this year. Our correspondents couldn’t make it but […]
Len Rapoport, IPA President covers New York City’s Easter Day Parade 2014. With a beautiful slide show of the beautiful Faberge Big Egg Hunt exhibit at Rockefeller Center, Len takes us on a photo tour of the parade, the people and the art. Watch the beautiful slide show that shows over 70 of the designer and artists egg creations and some of the energy and people strolling down 5th Avenue.
The 2016 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 5th Avenue. IMPress Magazine with Andy Peeke and Len Rapoport covered the parade for IMPress Magazine an International Press Association publication. Over 150,000 marched in the parade and millions watched the parade in person and through broadcasts around the world. See our photos and video of this parade now.
Why My Visit Was Important suppose the older I get the more interested I am in my families history and that of the Jewish people. Since ancient biblical times the Jewish people have been persecuted. They were slaves to the Pharaohs in Egypt, they were killed during the Russian pogroms of 1918-1922, the Nazi holocaust […]
From History.com… On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, […]
In the Foreword to her very engaging and informative new book, Dr. Jennifer Miceli reveals the many dimensions and unique diversity of her career path and experiences as a professional choral director, music educator, educator of music teachers, and as a performing musician. The choirs she has directed include musicians of varied levels of training and experience from youngsters of pre-school age and children with special needs to intergenerational and accomplished professional choirs and choral ensembles. Although every singer as musician within a choral group brings unique, creative skills and understanding to each rehearsal and concert, quoting Dr. Miceli, “As choristers we breathe together, intone the notes off the page, and unleash the glorious sound of human voices singing in harmony—it can be, and often is, transcendent.”