Pam Sherman Published 3:04 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 When I eat a great meal in a restaurant, I never think about whether the chef is a man or a woman — I just want my meal to be made by an inspired culinary genius. But after seeing the film A Fine Line at the High Falls Women’s Film Festival this past fall and coming to know the filmmaker, Joanna James, I decided Women’s History Month was a great time to celebrate female executive chefs and owners in Rochester and beyond. Joanna James began to make the film as a tribute to her own mom, who raised her as a single mother and is the executive chef and owner of Val’s in Holden, Massachusetts. But as she began to research her mother’s past and learned of her struggles to become the leader of her own restaurant, she learned that while more than 51 percent of culinary school graduates are female, professionally only 19 percent are head chefs and fewer than 7 percent are both head chefs and … [Read more...] about Celebrate Women’s History Month with a female Rochester chef
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Want to be in a movie? A major motion picture is set to begin production in Central New York in February 2019. According to a press release, Slater Brothers Entertainment is seeking hockey players for multiple roles, including principal cast members and extras, in a feature film project. Actors who can skate and handle a puck are invited to an open casting call on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 10-11 p.m. at Clinton Arena located at 36 Kirkland Ave. in Clinton, N.Y. "Come audition, meet the director and producers, and show off your moves on the ice!" the invitation says. All interested candidates should bring a photo, ice skates and hockey gear. Auditions for additional, non-hockey roles will be announced at a later date. For more information, contact Annie Delano at [email protected] The film's title, plot and director have not been announced. Slater Brothers Entertainment (SBE) is led by Grant Slater and Todd Slater, who created the SBE International Film … [Read more...] about Movie filming in Utica seeks hockey players for multiple roles
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Emily Williams Globe Correspondent July 07, 2018 The crowd around the small stage in Boston’s Chinatown swelled early Saturday afternoon. Musicians and flag-holders took their places onstage. The heads and upper bodies of two performers disappeared under a large red cloth with black tufts of fur and a fierce, elaborate mask. It was time for the lion dance. Each movement of the lion was punctuated by a drum beat or cymbal clang — the blink of an eye, the flick of an ear, the opening of a wide painted mouth. The beats picked up as the lion moved faster, stepping up on and later knocking over the red benches placed around the performance space. Kids leaned in closer, and parents snapped photos on their phones. Advertisement Throughout the afternoon of perfomances at the Chinatown Main Street Festival, which drew hundreds of visitors, none charmed … [Read more...] about Crowd swarms lion dance at Chinatown festival
There’s a lot going on today in Downtown Buffalo, including the Taste of Buffalo, which is top of everyone’s mind. But don’t forget that there the WNY Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) is hosting its 7th Annual Buffalo BookFest! The book festival is dedicated to books, binding, paper making, and everything else that goes hand-in-hand with books and literacy. For years, WNYBAC has been promoting the pastime of book arts, by ensuring that the community has access to the equipment and the materials required to publish. BookFest is a wonderful opportunity to explore all of the intricacies of publishing, including bookbinding, creating letterpress cards and posters, and screen printing. This all-day affair is fun for the entire family. And it’s certainly not your everyday festival, which is why you are not going to want to miss it. Buffalo BookFest special event highlights at WNYBAC: Steamroller printmaking all day – Heavy metal meets big wood! Watch as … [Read more...] about WNY Book Arts Center hosts 7th Annual Buffalo BookFest!
Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE