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New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade-2019

Posted March 20, 2019 by Len Rapoport

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.

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Coney Island’s 36th Annual Mermaid Parade – Fun For Everyone

Posted June 16, 2018 by Len Rapoport

Photos & Article By Len Rapoport 36 Years And Still Going Strong Saturday, June 16, 2018 36 years ago the Coney Island Mermaid Parade was born.  So it was with great delight and anticipation I would once again visit the city I was born in and loved for so many years.  I  was born in […]

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30,000+ March In New York’s 2018 Israel Day Parade

Posted June 8, 2018 by Len Rapoport

June 3, 2018…Photos and Article:  Len Rapoport From the Celebrate Israel NY website… “In 1965, thousands walked down Riverside Drive in support of the young State of Israel. This impromptu walk evolved into the Salute to Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue. In 2011 the name of the Parade was changed to focus on celebrating the […]

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Flags at the Entrance of the International Academy of New York on East 90th Street, New York, NY
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Inspiring Interview with Shelley Borror Jackson, Head, International Academy of New York

Posted December 27, 2017 by Ellen Gilmer

This interview session with Shelley Borror Jackson, Head of the International Academy of New York, located in Manhattan, offered the marvelous opportunity to discover more about this diverse, global approach to childhood education. language skills and cross-cultural understanding. As Shelley reveals in the following fascinating discussion, she and her staff have truly created a vital and diverse, multicultural and multilingual environment in which young children can develop the varied talents, skills, knowledge, compassion and sensitivity needed to become true, valuable and ever-contributing citizens of the World.

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Offenbach's 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann at the MET Opera, 2017-18 Season
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‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’ Production for the MET Opera 2017-18 Season

Posted November 19, 2017 by Ellen Gilmer

The current Metropolitan Opera production of Les Contes d’Hoffman from composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), is expertly performed by an outstanding cast and the MET orchestra, led by conductor Johannes Debus. This production is richly empowered by the vibrant, excellent vocal and dramatic artistry of principal singers, Vittorio Grigolo, Erin Morley, Anita Hartig, Oksana Volkova, Laurent Naouri, Tara Erraught and Christophe Mortagne. This last opera from Offenbach combines a vibrant and varied score and libretto with engaging stage sets and three diverse storylines to present a production that is at once embodied with exotic elegance, blatant grotesqueness, depths of heartache and light-hearted humor. Genuine beauty is offset, then balanced with ill-intended sentiments, jealousies and calculated rivalries.

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‘Serene Moon’: Jiaoyue Lyu Performs Vibrant Guqin and Zhu Recital at Lincoln Center

Posted November 14, 2016 by Ellen Gilmer

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.

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Festival Images 2016 –  A Festival of Visual Arts

Posted September 14, 2016 by Dominique Schreckling

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.

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Dinosaurs Invade NY At American Museum of Natural History

Posted September 4, 2016 by Len Rapoport

Our day trip to the American Museum Natural History in New York City. We visited many of the great Halls including the Fossils Hall and the Halls of Mammals. We saw their Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit and their 70 ton Titanosaur exhibit. Best Museum in the world and a must visit for everyone.

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Coney Island’s 34th Annual Mermaid Parade Oh My!!!!

Posted July 24, 2016 by Len Rapoport

Photos & Article, 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 we decided we would […]

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