Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Alveda King

I will be hosting Reverend Alveda King at the National Press Cub on January 7. Contact me if you wish to attend. Read more.
http://www.press.org/news-multimedia/news/niece-mlk-jr-assess-gun-violence-race-relations-jan-7

Monday, December 29, 2014

Eugenio on Broadway

We are preparing to bring Eugenio to The Dramatists Guild of American in New York(In the Heart of Broadway).  Read More:
http://www.aegallo.com/cu.html

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bad Gift Party

Today we attended the Annual Bad Gift Party on Capitol Hill given by Marci Hilt. Gads of fun. I ended out picking up a gift left by Susan. A one- eyed candy gift box!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Xmas 2014


Delightful Christmas.  Best ever.  Attended  beautiful Christmas Eve concert and services at  historic St. Patrick’s Church in downtown Washington.  On Christmas day was at the Italian Church and Cultural Center of Washington  Holy Rosary.   Then had an old friend of 45 years over Christmas dinner.  Susan was in Florida and called several times, and saw Thomas and Allison the day before.  Merry Christmas everyone.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Ever 2014

Son Thomas and Allison leaving for New York City and her mother's
home in the Hudson Valley on Xmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas with Thomas and Allison


Last night I had a delightful Christmas dinner with my son  Thomas and his girl friend Allison at the National Press Club.  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Susan B. Anthony

President of anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List to review legislative agenda at Jan. 15 newsmaker.  I am hosting.  Read more.
http://www.press.org/news-multimedia/news/president-anti-abortion-group-susan-b-anthony-list-review-legislative-agenda-ja
In advance of the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade and the annual March for Life, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List and its partner super PAC Women Speak Out, will review the movement's electoral victories and announce its legislative agenda on Thursday, Jan. 15 at a Newsmaker's news conference.
Dannenfelser will discuss anti-abortion expectations for the 2016 presidential race and how it plans to translate political wins into legislative victories at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 in the Bloomberg Room.
Both groups push for candidates and government policies that will curtail and ultimately end abortion. Since its founding, the SBA List has helped elect more than 100 anti-abortion candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, 19 to the U.S. Senate, and 16 to other statewide offices across the country.
During the 2014 election cycle, the Susan B. Anthony List and its partners spent more than $15 million to defeat pro-choice incumbents and turn out voters through an unprecedented ground campaign. More than 700 activists knocked on more than 520,000 doors, making more than a million voter contacts in races critical to building a Senate majority.
Like all NPC Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed journalists and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required

Sunday, December 21, 2014

West Virginia Xmas


Today Susan and I took a delightful drive to a Christmas Brunch given by friends of ours at their West Virginia Home.  Enjoyable indeed.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hosting Alveda King


Alveda King, daughter of civil rights activist A.D. King and Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, will discuss how her uncle and father would have viewed this generation's struggle for civil rights at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Antarctica


Susan and I saw the movie Antarctica last night in anticipation of our trip there in February.  Great movie.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Very excited to see Alan Gross release from Cuban prison. I hosted his wife and lawyer at a National Press Club Newsmaker in 2012 when the outlook was bleak. http://www.aegallo.com/prss.html

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Great Theater Year

This year has been a busy theatre year.   I completed copyrighted, premiered and published two new plays, The Springfield Boys and The Eaton Woman.   The Seventh Street Playhouse  had one full production, Eugenio,  and ten staged readings in Washington, Maryland and Virginia including two performances at the Kennedy Center.   Seventh Street Playhouse has performed 130 times in 35 venues since inception.       Twelve performances are scheduled for 2015.  http://seven.aegallo.com

Sunday, December 14, 2014

xmas

Am  already getting Christmassed out.  Oh well, tis a season to be jolly

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thanks to my Collaborators

I am very fortunate to have three musician collaborators for my librettos and lyrics. John Ward is writing the music for the musicals Lincoln an God and David. http://aegallo.com/lincop.html
Trix Whitehall is writing the music for Vandergrift. And third, Alan Gershwin (He’s the son of George) whose musical compositions I have recorded for future use. http:/music.aegallo.com




Monday, December 8, 2014

Nice Christmas Dance on Saturday. But we dance all year.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Xmas Dance


Susan and I are going to our first Xmas dance - A fundraiser and toy contribution for Toys for Tots sponsored by the US Marine Corps

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Caught in middle of Demonstrations

 
Last night I got caught in the middle of the Washington D.C. marchers protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at DuPont Circle. Was stuck for an over an hour and had to miss a scheduled bridge game. I ended out being videotaped and photographed by news media since I was third in line. At the end, police had to help me back out and drive out of the circle.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-marchers-protest-deaths-of-michael-brown-eric-garner/2014/12/03/7ec3ed1c-7b48-11e4-9a27-6fdbc612bff8_story.html

Misty Copeland at Natinal Press on Video


Watch Misty Copeland and the Washington Ballet Newsmaker from November 12, 2014 at the National Press Club

 

 http://www.press.org/news-multimedia/videos/washington-ballet-misty-copeland

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Xmas Decorations

Put up a few Xmas decorations.  Minimalist but better than nothing.


Monday, December 1, 2014

First Paul Rehearsal


We got the ball rolling for stagings of Paul: A two act drama that tries to explain the most influential theologian of all time. Great Cast.
Paul: http://paul.aegallo.com

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Historic Preservation


I have been actively involved in historic preservation all my live.  Visit  link.   http://www.aegallo.com/vic.html

Friday, November 28, 2014

Paul


 Seventh Street Playhouse begins rehearsals for Paul on Sunday  which will have 9 stagings through Jan 2016.  Including the Kennedy Center.   Paul:  http://paul.aegallo.com
 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone.   My son Thomas, his girl friend Allison (she's a charmer), Susan and I celebrated  together. .

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Solomon Video

View Solomon video at Villa Rosa Center Stage.
http://youtu.be/AfwjoPQiWfg

Superb performances and great audience at performance of The Last Days of King Solomon at Villa Rosa Center Stage last night.


Villa Rosa Center Stage

Presents

THE LAST DAYS OF KING SOLOMON

A black comedy with more than a touch of slap-stick

 

As performed at the Kennedy Center, National Press Club, and Dramatists Guild of America

Monday, November 24, 2014    7:00 PM

3800 LOTTSFORD VISTA ROAD, MITCHELLVILLE, MD, 

by

Anthony E. Gallo

This two-act “black comedy with a little slapstick” is about doubt and faith during the latter days of King Solomon, long-time ruler of militarily and economically powerful Israel. The legendary monarch, who holds together a diverse Nation by shrewd domestic and foreign marriages, has lost God’s favor. He is the laughing stock of the nation because he supposedly can not even see the temple he built. Foreign countries wait to attack the borders, and the twelve tribes of Israel are at odds.  Division and conflict everywhere! What will become of this world?   Lust, greed, pomposity, seduction, perversion, revenge, betrayal, insanity, deception, horses, lies, murder, drink, theft, cannabis, idolatry, political instability, and excess wives play a role.    One character thinks all this might be troublesome. Many suggest that The Last Days of King Solomon makes for a good Midrash.

CAST

KING SOLOMON                                         James McDaniel

QUEEN MOTHER BATHSHEBA              Bunty Ketcham

HIGH PRIEST ZADOCK                             Tim Wolf

QUEEN OF SHEBA                                                Kacie Greenwood

ABSALOM                                                     David Weaver

PRINCESS TAMAR                                     Shirl Weaver

SOUND DIRECTOR                                                Trix Whitehall

NARRATION                                                            Trix Whitehall

 

The Last Days of King Solomon:  http://solomon.aegallo.com

Questions and Reservations : Jenifer Beattie    jbeattie@mid-atlanticltc.com (301) 459-4700        Agallo2368@verion.net     202 544 6973   No charge or donation /

 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Solomon at Villa Rosa

See The Last Days of King Solomon at Villa rosa Center Stage on Monday. http://www.aegallo.com/cu.html

Villa Rosa Center Stage

Presents

THE LAST DAYS OF KING SOLOMON

A black comedy with more than a touch of slap-stick

 

As performed at the Kennedy Center, National Press Club, and Dramatists Guild of America

Monday, November 24, 2014    7:00 PM

3800 LOTTSFORD VISTA ROAD, MITCHELLVILLE, MD, 

by

Anthony E. Gallo

This two-act “black comedy with a little slapstick” is about doubt and faith during the latter days of King Solomon, long-time ruler of militarily and economically powerful Israel. The legendary monarch, who holds together a diverse Nation by shrewd domestic and foreign marriages, has lost God’s favor. He is the laughing stock of the nation because he supposedly can not even see the temple he built. Foreign countries wait to attack the borders, and the twelve tribes of Israel are at odds.  Division and conflict everywhere! What will become of this world?   Lust, greed, pomposity, seduction, perversion, revenge, betrayal, insanity, deception, horses, lies, murder, drink, theft, cannabis, idolatry, political instability, and excess wives play a role.    One character thinks all this might be troublesome. Many suggest that The Last Days of King Solomon makes for a good Midrash.

CAST

KING SOLOMON                                         James McDaniel

QUEEN MOTHER BATHSHEBA              Bunty Ketcham

HIGH PRIEST ZADOCK                             Tim Wolf

QUEEN OF SHEBA                                                Kacie Greenwood

ABSALOM                                                     David Weaver

PRINCESS TAMAR                                     Shirl Weaver

SOUND DIRECTOR                                                Trix Whitehall

NARRATION                                                            Trix Whitehall

 

The Last Days of King Solomon:  http://solomon.aegallo.com

Questions and Reservations : Jenifer Beattie    jbeattie@mid-atlanticltc.com (301) 459-4700        Agallo2368@verion.net     202 544 6973   No charge or donation /

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Upcoming production of Swan Lake is subject of Nov. 18 Newsmaker at National Press Club

Upcoming production of Swan Lake is subject of Nov. 18 Newsmaker
November 20, 2014 | By Jennifer Ejim | akunnaya25@yahoo.com


Ballerina Misty Copeland said at a Club Newsmaker Nov. 18 that she never saw herself playing the role of Odette in Swan Lake due to what she called a “stereotype" of what the character should looks like.
Copeland, an American Ballet Theatre soloist, will make her U.S. premiere in the April 2015 debut of Swan Lake, a collaborative effort between the Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Evermay Chamber Orchestra.
Copeland denied being the first black ballerina to star in a major classical ballet production, saying “others had come before her,” even though there was little documentation in any archive depicting this bit of history. She said the difference in her case was that she had been given a platform to “speak up” on behalf of all of them.
“Odette is the most iconic role I have ever had to portray, and there are so many who I feel I have to look up to, which is something that I respect,” Copeland said.
This is “probably” the second time that a major company in America has presented Swan Lake with African-American leads, Washington Ballet Artistic Director Septime Webre said. Copeland and Brooklyn Mack, a black classical ballet dancer, will star in the upcoming production.
Webre said three factors contributed to the growth of Washington as an art and cultural hub,caused a “convergence” of this phenomenon. The rise in economic growth, which translates to “resources for artists”; the high proportion of educated people from around the world “for whom art is a part of life”; and the fact that Washington was an “establishment city” where the “larger cultural institutions have a very big impact

Thursday, November 20, 2014

See photos and video of Eugenio at Arlington Mill Center Stage



Outstanding Reading of Eugenio at Arlington Mill Center Stage last night. See video and photos;  YOUTUBE:  http://youtu.be/et8Y7dX0FEo


 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


In the summer of 1944, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation.  Now

ARLINGTON MILL CENTER STAGE AND THE SEVENTH STREET PLAYHOUSE

PRESENT

EUGENIO

A PLAY ABOUT FORGIVENESS

 

AS STAGED AT THE KENNEDY CENTER, THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA, THE NEW YORK MIDTOWN FESTIVAL, AND THE UNIVERSAL THEATRE AND THE GREENBELT ARTS CENTER

By

ANTHONY ERNEST GALLO

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    7:30 PM

 

Seventy years ago, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation. 

This fact-based, two-act drama deals with that tragic period in Italy during the Holocaust when fifteen hundred Jews were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.  The drama touches on the role of the Church and the Holocaust, and examines forgiveness amidst three conversions. Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Israel Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate Jesus as God suffering for humanity. The Rabbi rediscovers faith and converts to Roman Catholicism. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversion one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination?         

CAST AND CREW

Steven Rosenthal, Ronnie Hardcastle, Shirl Weaver, Ben Robles, David Weaver, Bunty Ketcham, George Spencer, Beatrix Whitehall, Annette Landers.   


 Questions and Reservations : Jenifer Weber    jweber@arlingtonva.us   703-228 7320  Agallo2368@verion.net     202 544 6973   No charge or donation /Free indoor Parking.

 

Websites:



 

 

 

Outstanding Swan Lake Newsmaker

Outstanding newsmaker at the National Press Club with Washington Ballet : Ballerina Misty Copeland, Artistic Director Septime Weber and others

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Come to see Eugenio at the Arlington Mill Stage on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM


In the summer of 1944, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation.  Now

ARLINGTON MILL CENTER STAGE AND THE SEVENTH STREET PLAYHOUSE

PRESENT

EUGENIO

A PLAY ABOUT FORGIVENESS

 

AS STAGED AT THE KENNEDY CENTER, THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA, THE NEW YORK MIDTOWN FESTIVAL, AND THE UNIVERSAL THEATRE AND THE GREENBELT ARTS CENTER

By

ANTHONY ERNEST GALLO

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    7:30 PM

 

Seventy years ago, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation. 

This fact-based, two-act drama deals with that tragic period in Italy during the Holocaust when fifteen hundred Jews were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.  The drama touches on the role of the Church and the Holocaust, and examines forgiveness amidst three conversions. Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Israel Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate Jesus as God suffering for humanity. The Rabbi rediscovers faith and converts to Roman Catholicism. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversion one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination?         

CAST AND CREW

Steven Rosenthal, Ronnie Hardcastle, Shirl Weaver, Ben Robles, David Weaver, Bunty Ketcham, George Spencer, Beatrix Whitehall, Muriel Turner, Annette Landers.   

 Questions and Reservations : Jenifer Weber    jweber@arlingtonva.us   703-228 7320  Agallo2368@verion.net     202 544 6973   No charge or donation /Free indoor Parking.

 
Websites:
Eugenio:
In the summer of 1944, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation.  Now

ARLINGTON MILL CENTER STAGE AND THE SEVENTH STREET PLAYHOUSE

PRESENT

EUGENIO

A PLAY ABOUT FORGIVENESS

 

AS STAGED AT THE KENNEDY CENTER, THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA, THE NEW YORK MIDTOWN FESTIVAL, AND THE UNIVERSAL THEATRE AND THE GREENBELT ARTS CENTER

By

ANTHONY ERNEST GALLO

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    7:30 PM

 

Seventy years ago, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation. 

This fact-based, two-act drama deals with that tragic period in Italy during the Holocaust when fifteen hundred Jews were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.  The drama touches on the role of the Church and the Holocaust, and examines forgiveness amidst three conversions. Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Israel Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate Jesus as God suffering for humanity. The Rabbi rediscovers faith and converts to Roman Catholicism. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversion one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination?         

CAST AND CREW

Steven Rosenthal, Ronnie Hardcastle, Shirl Weaver, Ben Robles, David Weaver, Bunty Ketcham, George Spencer, Beatrix Whitehall, Muriel Turner, Annette Landers.   

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    7:30 PM

 Questions and Reservations : Jenifer Weber    jweber@arlingtonva.us   703-228 7320  Agallo2368@verion.net     202 544 6973   No charge or donation /Free indoor Parking.

 

Websites:


Arlington Mill: http://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/arlington-mill-community-center/ http://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/arlington-mill-community-center/
In the summer of 1944, American forces liberated Rome from Nazi occupation. Now
 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More on Eisenhower Memorial

Read Wall Street Journal article on Eisenhower Memorial Contoversy.   Program I hosted at National Press Club and about to do another.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/not-like-ike-on-the-eisenhower-memorial-in-washington-d-c-1415834401

Update on Eisenhower Memorial: Future NPC program

By

Imagine if the great Lincoln Memorial had been designed today. No longer would we feature our 16th president enthroned in a Doric temple. No more would we contend with an off-putting set of stairs as we strain to look up at cold, noninteractive marble.

Instead, Lincoln could be brought down to our size. In an immersive multimedia environment, tapping the latest technologies to recall log-cabin life, here we might help Lincoln as a child contend with his humble beginnings. The native vegetation of Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois could be planted on site, part of a LEED-certified green drainage plan. Through the Lincoln E-Memorial app, visitors could test their strength against the famous rail splitter through a game that posts scores directly to Twitter (hashtag: #RailedIt). Just be sure to duck when visiting the “Ford’s Theatre Experience.”

Thankfully, there is little risk of seeing the Lincoln Memorial recast this way. For Marian Anderson, Martin Luther King Jr. and many others, it has served as one of the most famous backdrops of the past century despite its antiquated marble technology. Yet since 1999, Washington’s master planners have been at work on another presidential memorial on the National Mall—for Dwight D. Eisenhower—that will pursue the opposite of the tried and true: a plan that was touted in its 2008 prospectus as a “21st Century memorialization,” using “new avenues” and “the widest possible range of innovative concepts and ideas,” with a “very significant electronic component,” leading to a “new vision for memorialization.”

National memorials have a history of long gestation and partisan controversy. Even the Lincoln Memorial, designed by Henry Bacon with sculpture by Daniel Chester French, completed in 1922, saw its share of criticism. Yet in this classical city, in hindsight, Washington’s traditional monuments have stood the test of time. So why must new mean “new”?

The congressionally authorized Eisenhower Commission certainly believes it got “new” in Frank Gehry, its chosen architect. With a proposal that subverts many of the classically based traditions of memorial design, the core of Gehry’s plan is the periphery: a 447-foot-long metal screen, suspended between 80-foot-tall columns, interwoven with images of trees. “The setting for Eisenhower Square,” reads the Commission website, “will be framed by transparent stainless steel tapestries, which depict the plains of Kansas, representing Eisenhower’s humble beginnings.” This device would serve as the backdrop for the sculptural program playing out in front of it.

In the initial proposal, since amended to include a greater cast of characters, this program centered on a statue of Eisenhower as a barefoot boy. The memorial would also be designed around an app that “will enable visitors to view historical footage, speeches, and events within the context of the physical memorial through augmented reality.”

Should we be surprised that the plan has become more bogged down than the Battle of the Bulge? The design has received widespread criticism—from Justin Shubow of the National Civic Art Society to Sam Roche of the group Right by Ike, not to mention members of Eisenhower’s own family—that has resonated with lawmakers and the general public. The site would also imperil the historic L’Enfant Plan by overlaying Maryland Avenue, between the Air and Space Museum and the Department of Education. In the New Yorker last year, Jeffrey Frank said the design “has managed to achieve something rare in Washington: in true bipartisan spirit, almost everyone hates it.”

This past summer, congressional members of the Committee on Natural Resources issued a 60-page report damning the project as a “five-star folly.” It is easy to see why. Congress has already appropriated $65 million for a project that would cost $100 million or more. Yet without a stone—or screen—in place, $41 million of this funding has already been spent or obligated, including almost $16.4 million for the designer and $13.3 million for administrative support. A $1.4 million fundraising effort slated to generate $35 million in private support has taken in less than $500,000. Meanwhile, the Commission maintains nine full-time employees and six full-and part-time contractors.

Beset by criticism, Congress has rightly halted future funding, some commissioners have resigned and calls have been mounting to scrap the Gehry plan altogether. Bruce Cole, the former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities who was appointed to the Commission a year ago, remains a skeptic. “A great memorial is an exclamation point, not a question mark,” he recently testified.

Yet led by its chairman, Rocco Siciliano, the Commission has dug in. Recent approvals by the National Capital Planning Commission and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts have been hailed by Gehry defenders as the green light, even if the project has only enough gas to idle at the curb. Of course the bureaucrats behind the wheel still get their salaries. That’s right: Commission staffers will continue to draw down millions of tax dollars regardless of whether anything gets built.

Yet a greater force than self-interest has propelled the memorial to this point: the sometimes blinding mythology of the “new,” where widespread criticism can be mistaken for vindication, and pushback ennobles a self-anointed vanguard. Mr. Siciliano and others may believe they are following the example of the Vietnam Memorial, an unconventional design that overcame initial controversy to win the public over. But criticism alone does not authenticate avant-garde success. An unconventional design may just be bad, and design à la mode risks falling from fashion.

Eisenhower deserves a great national memorial, and it would be wrong to see this battle reduced to a mandate for one style over another. But the critics are right to demand something genuinely revolutionary—a design that is not simply “new,” but new, and that successfully communicates the essence of the man it claims to honor.

After all, here is the Supreme Allied Commander who oversaw the most complex amphibious assault in history. He liberated Europe, went on to become the president of Columbia University and the commander of NATO. As the American president who ended the Korean War, he ushered in a period of peacetime prosperity, connected the country through the Interstate Highway System, created NASA and the agency that would invent the Internet, while pushing civil-rights legislation and sending federal troops to desegregate the schools. When he died in 1969, he was buried, by his request, in his green World War II jacket in an $80 government-issue casket. Does this say “8-story-high, $100 million metal screen” to you?

Mr. Panero is the executive editor of the New Criterion

This story in today's Washington post is about the American Ballet and Misty Copeland which I am hosting next Tuesday at the National Press Club

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/misty-copeland-to-make-swan-lake-debut-with-washington-ballet/2014/11/12/6765ca90-6a19-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Misty Copeland and Septime Weber at National Press Club on November 18!

Misty Copeland and Septime Weber at National Press Club on November 18!
http://www.press.org/news-multimedia/news/npc-plans-newsmaker-regarding-debut-swan-lake-african-american-ballerina

November 11, 2014 | By Tony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net


Photo/Image: Kryziz Bonny
Representatives of the Washington Ballet, the Evermay Chamber Orchestra and American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Soloist Misty Copeland plan to discuss their joint venture for the April 2015 debut of "Swan Lake" at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Holeman Lounge.
Like all Newsmaker events, this press conference is open to credentialed press and NPC club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
The production will mark the U.S. premiere of star ballerina Misty Copeland in the leading roles of Odette/Odile. It will also launch performances by musical artists of S&R Foundation’s Evermay Chamber Orchestra in The Washington Ballet’s first-ever full-length production of this quintessential ballet. Copeland is scheduled to dance with the Washington Ballet's Brooklyn Mack, one of the most pre-eminent African-American male classical-ballet dancers.
Copeland and Mack plan to speak at the Newsmakers press conference, along with Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet; Arthur Espinoza Jr., managing director of the Washington Ballet; and, Kate Goodall, chief operating officer of the S&R Foundation, Evermay Chamber Orchestra.
Copeland has been on a meteoric rise to stardom as one of the nation’s most celebrated African-American ballerinas, only the second African-American ballerina to be promoted to soloist at ABT. Copeland authored the New York Times best-selling memoir Life in Motion and is the worldwide face of Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign. Recently she appeared as a guest judge on the television show "So You Think You Can Dance" and was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
The Evermay Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of highly refined artists from five continents, assembled by S&R Foundation Washington Award Grand Prize Winner Tamaki Kawakubo.
"Swan Lake" will be conducted by Kuwaiti-born Nabil Shehata, an award-winning double bassist.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ballet Newsmaker on November 18

Misty Copeland and Septime Weber to appear at National Press Club. http://cur.aegallo.com
NPC Newsmaker Program
MEDIA ADVISORY
TO: Daybooks/Calendar/Correspondents/Assignment Editors/Press Offices...
FROM: Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chairman, 301-512-7636, herb@peronecomm.com


Washington Arts Luminaries to Discuss Washington Ballet’s Historic Debut of Swan Lake with Renowned African-American Ballerina Misty Copeland
And New Partnership with Evermay Chamber Orchestra
Washington, DC – Representatives of The Washington Ballet (TWB), the Evermay Chamber Orchestra and American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Soloist Misty Copeland will discuss their joint venture for the historic April 2015 debut of Swan Lake at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, November 18.
The production will mark the U.S. premiere of star ballerina Misty Copeland in the leading roles of Odette/Odile. The production will also launch performances by musical artists of S&R Foundation’s Evermay Chamber Orchestra in The Washington Ballet’s first-ever full-length production of this quintessential ballet.
Misty Copeland has been on a meteoric rise to stardom as one of the nation’s most celebrated African-American ballerinas, only the second African-American ballerina to be promoted to soloist at ABT. Copeland authored the New York Times best-selling memoir] Life in Motion and is the worldwide face of Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign. Recently she appeared as a guest judge on the television show So You Think You Can Dance and was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
Copeland is scheduled to dance with TWB’s Brooklyn Mack, one of the most pre-eminent African-American male classical ballet dancers. Copeland and Mack will speak at the Newsmakers news conference, along with Septime Webre, TWB Artistic Director; Arthur Espinoza Jr., TWB Managing Director; and, Kate Goodall, COO of the S&R Foundation, Evermay Chamber Orchestra.
The Evermay Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble of highly refined artists from five continents, assembled by S&R Foundation Washington Award Grand Prize Winner Tamaki Kawakubo. Swan Lake will be conducted by Kuwaiti-born Nabil Shehata, an award-winning double bassist. He is a frequent guest soloist of prestigious orchestras.
This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Holeman Lounge, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045.
Like all Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to credentialed press and NPC club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.
Contact:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Canadian Rockies

Still thinking about our riveting trip to the Canadian Rockies!

  • Gallo Tony



Canadian Pics

Still thinking about our riveting to the Canadian Rockies!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Misty Copeland

Feel honored to host ballerina Misty Copeland at the National Press Club on Tuesday, November 18 at 10 AM. She will be the first African- American do the lead role in Swan Lake at the American Ballet Theater
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misty_Copeland

Friday, November 7, 2014

Reverend Alveda King


Am having Reverend Alveda King speak at the National Press Club on January 7, 2015 speaking about her uncle, The Reverend Martin Luther King. http://www.alvedakingministries.com/