Kathy Geary wears her Grand Central Watch essential top as she DJs Now and Then, which airs from 3-4 p.m. EST each Saturday on WJFF Radio, a hydropowered station operating out of Jeffersonville, NY. In addition to her show, which highlights the past and recent contributions of singer-songwriters, aficionados know her for her commanding soprano performances at the Delaware Valley Opera and other venues worldwide and cabaret performances in NYC and Upstate New York. Entertainment Plus Creations followers have heard her on the piano accompanying tenor Kevin Hanek as he sang the Kol Nidre, a sacred Jewish prayer, as part of the Al Jolson Project. Grand Central Watch is one of the paintings produced during the lifetime of artist Judith Carlson-DeAngelo, who left behind a great body of evocative work when she passed on in 2015. You can buy this top and other items (tops, tote bags, and even a surrealistic pillow) derived from this work by visiting Judith’s VIDA Design Collection page. Also look for these artistic items on April 1 (no foolin’), when they will be offered as premiums for WJFF’s Spring Fund Drive.
This one-of-a-kind blouse is the design of our late artist friend Judith Carlson-DeAngelo. This beautiful, flowing top features dolman sleeves, a flattering V-neck and a hi-low silhouette. It will be your new go-to top this season and all year long! Pair it with your favorite tapered pants or skinny jeans for an effortless, day-to-night look. Go to her VIDA design site to buy this or check out other beautiful wearable items.
I’m Just Wild About Harry is a song written in 1921 with lyrics by Noble Sissle and music by Eubie Blake for the Broadway show Shuffle Along. “I’m Just Wild About Harry” was the most popular number of the production, which was the first financially successful Broadway play to have African-American writers and an all African-American cast. The song broke what had been a taboo against musical and stage depictions of romantic love between African-Americans.
As US President Donald Trump pulled America out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on 23 January with an executive order, he signalled he will instead ask Asian TPP members for bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs). This includes countries such as Vietnam that rely on apparel and textile exports. The TPP was also to have included Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
But it is unclear whether there will be much enthusiasm among these former TPP partners for straight one-on-one trade deals with the US. Continue reading