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Lisa Lampanelli’s “Stuffed” is Full of Laughs and Heart


Body image issues are an age old epidemic. Few among us can say that we don’t obsess about food, how it affects us, and what we we think about ourselves when we look in a mirror.  Comedian Lisa Lampanelli knows firsthand. As a yo-yo dieter for over 30 years, she struggled with her weight until she underwent gastric sleeve surgery a few years ago. Her weight dropped by over 100 pounds.

The Bernic Hotel in Midtown East is Your New Home Away From Home

Bernic Hotel
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Traveling to Manhattan and need a great place to stay?  There are several options that work best, but if you are all about the east side of The Big Apple and want to experience all it has to offer, then The Bernic Hotel is a great option for you to check into.  Here are some fantastic reasons why this (still new) hotspot is your check in location for the winter and beyond.

One on One With Legendary Blues Musician Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings
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Albert Cummings is what we youngin’s like to call a legend in the music industry.  The New England native is one of the most known and respected blues musicians out there, and who has played alongside other legendary players in the game including Buddy Guy and B.B. King just to name a few.  Not a bad thing for a guy from a small town in Massachusetts.

Jocelyn Bioh on “School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play”

Playwright/Actor Jocelyn Bioh. Photo courtesy of OMDKC
“The subtitle was never intended to stick around. I wrote that in the script so that literary managers would have a point of reference,” said Joceyln Bioh in a recent phone conversation.  The subtitle she is referencing is from her new play School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, currently in previews at the Lucille Lortel theater. Tony award winner Rebecca Taichman directs the MCC Off Broadway World premiere, opening  this Thursday, November 16th.

Doux Supperclub Provides Live Entertainment With a Side of Dish

Doux Supperclub
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There is nothing wrong, especially on the weekends, with enjoying your scrambled eggs while scantily clad women dance in front of you for your pleasure.  No, I am not talking about a strip club here, I’m talking about Doux Supperclub and their fantastic balance of mouthwatering cuisine mixed with live entertainment that will delight both your palate and senses all at the same time.  Here’s why the Flatiron District hotspot should be your next weekend venture.

Why You Need to Check into the Dream Midtown ASAP

Dream Midtown
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We are about halfway done with November, which can only mean that the holidays are shortly upon us and friends and family will be coming from all over the country to spend time with their loved ones here in Manhattan.  If you can’t host them at your place, then finding a great hotel nearby can sometimes be your only option.  If there is one hotel worth having them (or yourself) check into this holiday season, it’s the Dream Midtown.  Here’s why.

Theater Review: “Afterglow” offers Sexy and Substantial Views

(L-R) Brandon Haagenson and Patrick Reilly. Photo by Mati Gelman

“Have you seen Afterglow yet?” I was recently asked by two different friends in two different circumstances over the course of 24 hours. “You need to see it,” they implored. I took that as a sign.

Padma Lakshmi & Hasan Minhaj Attend Shanti Bhavan Gala

Shanti Bhavan
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Preetha, Shilpa and Manjula attend Shanti Bhavan's 20th Anniversary Gala on November 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shanti Bhavan)

The Bowery Hotel played host to the Shanti Bhavan Gala this past Thursday, with The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj as the master of ceremonies and several celebrities including Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi in attendance.  The gala benefits the help in building the second Shanti Bhavan school in India. Overall, the event was able to raised a ton of money through some incredible auction items while bringing awareness to this incredible cause.

Iron Chef Marc Forgione Teams up With Manzo at Eataly

Marc Forgione
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What happens when you combine a world class chef with one of the most prestigious culinary hotspots in Manhattan?  You get Iron Chef Marc Forgione and Manzo, located inside the world famous vibrant Italian marketplace Eataly.  The butcher-themed restaurant just announced they will be kicking off a chef collaboration series that will take place over the next six months. For the month of November, it’s Marc’s turn.

Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge is so Much More Than the Norm

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There are a ton of sports bars in Manhattan, all kind of with this whole “run of the muck” situation in that it’s hard to differentiate one from another.  Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge does that and then some, as they are able to take what is commonly referred to as “bar food” and elevate it to levels that you stop feeling like you are in a sports bar and start feeling like you are dining on some delicious, mouthwatering and sophisticated options.