Stephanie Simon

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Two acclaimed ballet dancers recount their harrowing journey fleeing Russia

The beauty and grace of their movements are a counterpoint to the frantic and frightening journey that brought ballet dancers Adrian Mitchell and Andrea...

New York Choral Society to salute frontline workers, which includes some of their own

The New York Choral Society rehearsed for an upcoming concert saluting frontline workers of the pandemic, which includes some of their own, like chorus...

Acclaimed violinist plays for those experiencing homelessness

NEW YORK — Kelly Hall-Tompkins’ career follows where her talents and passion take her.“As a child, I fell in love with the violin when...

The 'ChinTwins' talk love, fashion, yoga and new TV show

Identical twins Cristen and Kimberly Chin are known as as the "Chintwins."They along with Cristen's husband, fashion photographer Nigel Barker, have a new TV...

Fashion designer Malan Breton reflects on return to New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK — New York Fashion Week is in full swing across the city. After many virtual shows the past two seasons, there is a...

Art exhibit in Bowery celebrates the twisted side of love

With Valentine's shopping and planning well underway in the city, one downtown arts curator is offering a different take on the holiday. With new...

Comedian's alter ego helps herself and others through pandemic

"We’re cracking. I’ve had a nervous breakdown every hour on the hour for the last several days. I’m with you. I get it," exclaimed...

How a case of insomnia led to a Grammy nomination

Simone Dinnerstein’s ethereal music is the stuff that dreams are made of. And at the height of the pandemic in 2020, for composer Richard...

Fashion insiders reflect on André Leon Talley's stunning career and contributions

André Leon Talley was a larger than life figure in fashion. Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for “Essence Magazine,” was friends with Talley since their early days...

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried remembers close friend Bob Saget

As fans, friends and colleagues pay tribute to comedian and actor Bob Saget, close friend and fellow comedian Gilbert Gottfried is reflecting on the...

Playwright has unexpected Broadway acting debut after cast member gets COVID-19

NEW YORK — It's the stuff stage lore is made of: An actor is unable to perform because of a breakthrough case of COVID-19 —...

Comedian Judy Gold celebrates 'A Very Jewdy Christmas'

Upper West Side comedian Judy Gold, who is Jewish, is getting ready to perform her Christmas Day standup show, "A Very Jewdy Christmas," at...

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