Creators News

Continental Mark II—End Game

Continental Mark II—End Game By Jim and Cheryl Farrell Introduced in late 1955, the Continental Mark II was one of the most beautiful and elegant cars ever built. The end for the Mark II came at the end of the 1957 model year. It started when Ford Motor Co. decided to convert from a family-owned company to one that was publicly owned. By…
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Creators

The Big Picture

For gallery owner Walter Randel, art and antique dealing is a global affair In the middle of Chelsea, the uber-chic center of New York’s contemporary art scene, there’s a new “kid” on the block:Walter Randel, a 75-year-old ball of fire whose boundless enthusiasm for art and adventure has taken him around the world in pursuit of beauty and left…
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Entertainment

Lang Lang

Notes from a Classical Pianist   Musicians like Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang develop their affection for music early by embracing how notes create anything—from a song to a symphony. From 5-year-old child prodigy to concert pianist, his journey has become spreading the joy of music and, as he says, its power “to change how the world thinks…
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Paul Williams

Composer and ASCAP President   For Paul Williams, composing isn’t a job. “I don’t work at songwriting,” says the accomplished songsmith. “I play at it.” It’s…
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Music Artists

The Essence Festival, New Orleans – June 29 – July 2

For the 23rd year in a row, the Big Easy’s “party with a purpose” is going strong, highlighting great acts that this year include Chance The Rapper, John Legend, Diana Ross, (yes, that Diana Ross!), India.Arie, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Ari Lennox, Master P, Mystikal, Solange, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. But terrific music isn’t the…
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Game Changers

Vivienne Tam

Fashion Designer Extraordinaire with a Far-Reaching Aesthetic   The demure Manhattan fashion designer Vivienne Tam commands a vast global empire: her signature…
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