Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"Made of Honor" New York Premiere-Ziegfield Theater, April 28, 2008

an absolutely beautiful premiere-pink carpet, tons of space, stars Patrick Dempsey and Michele Monaghan were on time and posed for everyone. Patrick, looking as handsome as ever, walked down the carpet with his beautiful wife, Jillian and then posed again with Michele Monaghan who looked just as stunning. Michelle Golightly from Carlysle, PA got married on the pink carpet after winning a prize from The

The World premiere of WAR, INC at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 28, 2008

The World premiere of WAR, INC. starring the Duff sisters, Hilary and Haylie

Friday, April 25, 2008

Mario Lopez Visits Planet Hollywood, April 25, 2008

Mario Lopez was promoting his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winning Broadway sensation "A Chorus Line" with a handprint ceremony at Planet Hollywood in Times Square. He also promoted his new Fitness Book -Knockout Fitness which will be released on May 13th.

Mariah Carey Performs Live on "Good Morning America's Concert Series"-Times Square, April 25, 2008

GMA officially started their summer concert series today with Mariah Carey performing outside their studios at West 44th Street and Broadway instead of Bryant Park. She performed 3 songs for the very enthusiastic crowd.

Tribeca Film Festival Officially opens with the Premiere of "Baby Mama"-Ziegfield Theater, April 23, 2008

KUDOS to Damion Stene at Universal AGAIN for handling the press at premieres the right way. He emails us and gives us a number depending on when we respond. This way, the press show up right at press time and we walk into the pen in a nice orderly fashion. Damion is the one publicist we can always count on and he always gives the photographers plenty of space.
"Baby Mama," starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the festival tonight. LOTS of old "Saturday Night Live" alumni including Chevy Chase, Chris Kattan, Rachel Dratch plus race car driver Danica Patrick, the legendary Faye Dunaway, Maggie Grace and many more

Opening Night of LA FILLE DU REGIMENT At The Metropolitan Opera-April 21, 2008

held at Lincoln Center on a gorgeous night with plenty of room. The publicity people were wonderful with the space and introducing everyone who walked the red carpet.
Naomi Campbell, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Emmy Rosum, Paula Patton, Leighton Meester, Eva Mendez-everyone looked amazing.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Alicia Keys on The Today Show's Concert Series-April 21, 2008

the start of the "Summer Concert Series" at Rockefeller Plaza on a chilly April morning

Friday, April 18, 2008

E Street Band's Danny Federici dies

very sad news
I grew up with the E Street Band. I was 16 when I first discovered them, thanks to a high school printing teacher named John Heyn. I was 17 when I first photographed them. I don't think I listened to any other music from 16-30 something. This music changed my life, personally and especially professionally.
I met Danny once and he was very nice-a gentle man. Many people are hurting over this loss.
Rest in Peace, Phantom Dan Federici. You will be missed.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen whose stylish work helped define the E Street Band's sound on hits from "Hungry Heart" through "The Rising," died Thursday. He was 58.

Danny Federici (second from right) stands with Bruce Springsteen (left) and some of the E Street Band in 2002.

Federici, who had battled melanoma for three years, died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. News of his death was posted late Thursday on Springsteen's official Web site.

He last performed with Springsteen and the band last month, appearing during portions of a March 20 show in Indianapolis.

"Danny and I worked together for 40 years -- he was the most wonderfully fluid keyboard player and a pure natural musician. I loved him very much ... we grew up together," Springsteen said in a statement posted on his Web site.

Springsteen concerts scheduled for Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Saturday in Orlando were postponed.

Federici was born in Flemington, New Jersey, a long car ride from the Jersey shore haunts where he first met kindred musical spirit Springsteen in the late 1960s. The pair often jammed at the Upstage Club in Asbury Park, New Jersey, a now-defunct after-hours club that hosted the best musicians in the state.

It was Federici, along with original E Street Band drummer Vini Lopez, who first invited Springsteen to join their band.

By 1969, the self-effacing Federici -- often introduced in concert by Springsteen as "Phantom Dan" -- was playing with the Boss in a band called Child. Over the years, Federici joined his friend in acclaimed shore bands Steel Mill, Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom and the Bruce Springsteen Band.

Federici became a stalwart in the E Street Band as Springsteen rocketed from the boardwalk to international stardom. Springsteen split from the E Streeters in the late '80s, but they reunited for a hugely successful tour in 1999.

"Bruce has been supportive throughout my life," Federici said in a recent interview with Backstreets magazine. "I've had my ups and downs, and I've certainly given him a run for his money, and he's always been there for me."

Federici played accordion on the wistful "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" from Springsteen's second album, and his organ solo was a highlight of Springsteen's first top 10 hit, "Hungry Heart." His organ coda on the 9/11-inspired Springsteen song "You're Missing" provided one of the more heart-wrenching moments on "The Rising" in 2002.

In a band with larger-than-life characters such as saxophonist Clarence Clemons and bandana-wrapped guitarist "Little" Steven Van Zandt, Federici was content to play in his familiar position to the side of the stage. But his playing was as vital to Springsteen's live show as any instrument in the band.

Federici released a pair of solo albums that veered from the E Street sound and into soft jazz. Bandmates Nils Lofgren on guitar and Garry Tallent on bass joined Federici on his 1997 debut, "Flemington." In 2005, Federici released its follow-up, "Out of a Dream."

Federici had taken a leave of absence during the band's tour in November 2007 to pursue treatment for melanoma, and was temporarily replaced by veteran musician Charles Giordano.

At the time, Springsteen described Federici as "one of the pillars of our sound and has played beside me as a great friend for more than 40 years. We all eagerly await his healthy and speedy return."

Besides his work with Springsteen, Federici played on albums by an impressive roster of other artists: Van Zandt, Joan Armatrading, Graham Parker, Gary U.S. Bonds and Garland Jeffreys.

Conde Nast Traveler Celebrates Its 8th Annual Hot List Party-Mansion, April 17,2008

Ashlee Simpson, Kim Raver, Adrien Brody, Joan Allen, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, many more

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Boy's Lacrosse-April 13, 2008

a nice and welcome change. I don't get to shoot sports much these days

Happy 14th Birthday Jake

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mario Lopez Rehearses for "A Chorus Line" on Broadway-April 11, 2008

Mario Lopez rehearses a scene for A Chorus Line at the Schoenfeld Theater in the Broadway District. Lopez will play `Zach` from April 15 through Sept. 7, 2008 .
(I bet ticket sales increase while he is in the production)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

3 days with French Actress Cendrine Dominguez, April 7-9, 2008

I just finished 3 days with French Actress and personality Cendrine Dominguez. Day 1 found her shopping at the Catherine Malandrino store in the West Village with fellow French actress Daphné Desjeux. Both women had a great time shopping, and they looked stunning in the beautiful clothes. Exiting the store, they were recognized by a fan who stopped and asked if he could have his photo taken with them. Soon after, a man on a Harley Davidson motorcycle also recognized them and wanted his picture with them as well. Then it was off and hailing a cab on 8th Avenue was no problem-about 4 cabs stopped at the same time, each vying for their attention.
Tuesday was a day devoted to Cendrine being interviewed at the Mercer Hotel in Soho along with actress Kim Raver from the tv show "Lipstick Jungle."
Wednesday, it was off to Queens to meet artist Cecilia Noah at her studio, then lunch at a cute little place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cendrine's daughter Lea, who looks like Cendrine's sister, joined us today.
Last month is was the Chinese, last week it was the Scots, this week the week...??