Davis Mallory has had an interesting decade since we first saw him on The Real World: Denver which aired a decade ago. After becoming known nationwide for not only that show but his subsequent appearances on The Challenge, Davis has done a complete 180 and made music the focus of his career. He has spent the past four years writing and developing music that has now been put together on a remarkable first effort called “Loud”, which is available for purchase today. [Read more…] about Former “Real World” Star Davis Mallory Gets “Loud” on New Album
Those that feel that Jazz is a dead genre in Brooklyn’s music scene clearly haven’t looked hard enough. In fact, all one needs to do is pop their head into The Keep, an eclectic bar/salon on the Ridgewood/Bushwick border, and they might find themselves encompassing an aura that isn’t felt too often in the information age. As retrospective as a speakeasy while also possessing the social exuberance of a dive bar, The Keep holds a regular impromptu jazz jam session every Wednesday night, and one of the event’s most frequent regulars happens to be one of the most recognizable millennials working in the jazz scene today. [Read more…] about Brooklyn’s Tatiana Eva-Marie on Being Jazz’s Lady Luck
Winning Play$: Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment took place this past Monday night at The Paley Center for Media. Winning Play$, which is run by Award-winning Financial Journalist & Author Stacey Tisdale, brought together an array of phenomenal women from all different backgrounds who came together for a fantastic panel that discussed everything from financial literacy, feminism, the strength of black women, and so much more that made for quite the delightful evening. [Read more…] about Winning Play$ Event Highlights Black Women, Feminism and More!
As New Yorkers, we all have something to complain about. The high cost of living, the embarrassment that is the MTA, the sweltering summer heat. But after living here for over a decade, then spending the past year back home in the Bay Area, I came to truly appreciate all that New Yorkers get in exchange for these minor sacrifices. [Read more…] about Amazing David Bowie Tribute for City Parks New SummerStage Season
Throwback Thursdays have become huge around the world each and every week, where millions of people share old photos and reminisce about the good times from yesteryear. SUSHI ROXX is taking that idea but putting it to good use in the music sense with their groovy 70’s themed dance party held each Thursday called Boogie Nights! I took myself and friend there last week to get down with the get down, and here’s what happened. [Read more…] about SUSHI ROXX Gives the Ultimate Throwback Thursday with Boogie Nights!
Six letters make up the rainbow that is our community- LGBTQI, and as time has gone by each of those letters has shifted and shaped in so many different ways from its inception many years ago. Jill Salvino’s documentary, Between the Shades, puts faces to those letters in an effort to figure out how our community got to where we are today in 2017. The documentary will be one of the highlights at the Soho International Film Festival, premiering this coming Saturday at the Village East Main Theatre. [Read more…] about Between the Shades Premieres at Soho Int. Film Festival Saturday!
It’s a pretty sweet day when one of my favorite music artists and specialty food & cookware stores combine for something tasty and amazing. That is exactly what happened yesterday when country music superstar Trisha Yearwood stopped by Williams Sonoma location inside Columbus Circle to debut her new line of food products that are available in stores now! [Read more…] about Trisha Yearwood Teams Up with Williams Sonoma For New Food Line!
This year’s Northside Festival was as propulsive and eclectic as viewers have come to expect from the Brooklyn-based arts and music festival. Featuring innovative performances from current indie head-liners such as Dirty Projectors, Pharmakon, and Juliana Warwick, as well as housing a plethora of newcomers, all while strategically placing its events in convenient locations throughout Williamsburg and Bushwick, Northside Festival once again showed how to efficiently hold a five-day cultural convention in what is considered one of the most creative urban out spots in the world. [Read more…] about Bushwick’s Unit-J Collective: From Underdogs to Indie Champs
For years, New York’s Central Park has provided the backdrop for numerous television shows and movies. On Friday, May 19th, Broadway composer Matthew Sklar (Elf, The Wedding Singer) and lyricist William Schermerhorn put the world famous landmark in the spotlight at Feinstein’s/54 Below. [Read more…] about Vivian Reed and Allan Harris’ “Central Park and Other Dreams”
Today is a really big day for Alysia Reiner and the cast of Orange is the New Black. The fifth season of Netflix’s hit show premieres today, and we all get to see what has happened to Fig over the last couple of years and what’s going on with everything else in the highly anticipated return of this series. On top of OITNB, Alysia also stars on the hilarious FX comedy series Better Things, which just wrapped filming its second season. With both shows, producing her third movie, being a mom and all, it’s amazing she even had time to chat with us here at Manhattan Digest, but she graciously did and we got to know so much about this talented actress, humanitarian and as her daughter knows her as- badass. [Read more…] about “Orange is the New Black” Star Alysia Reiner Talks Fig, Life & More!