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Month: March 2018

Harnessing the Power of Creative Women

Harnessing the Power of Creative Women

HARD TO BELIEVE, but Conversations With Creative Women is coming up on interview #300! And what a roster of women we’ve had the pleasure to meet and get to know: educators, actors, authors, athletes, filmmakers, musicians, painters/sculptors, museum curators, writers, fashion designers, business women, scientists, explorers,…
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Michelle Walshe, Filmmaker

Michelle Walshe, Filmmaker

Michelle Walshe finds herself in a unique category - one of the very few female filmmakers to direct a sports documentary. And what a documentary it is. "Chasing Great," follows 34 year old Richie McCaw, considered by many to be THE best rugby player ever, through his final season as captain of the All Blacks. "Chasing Great" happens to be the highest grossing documentary in New Zealand history and one of the top 100 highest grossing documentaries of all time. Michelle and her husband also happen to be the co-founders of the production company, Augusto. They're expanding their reach to include the U.S. - opening an office in New York City. In a word, Michelle is a dynamo!
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Auguste Rodin exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum thanks to Lisa Small

EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcased work from Auguste Rodin, the first modernist sculptor. Taking place now at the Brooklyn Museum is another exhibit of this artist’s work curated by Lisa Small.
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Deirdra Jones, Designer

Deirdra Jones, Designer

When in a restaurant, how much attention do you pay to the outfits worn by the wait staff? Probably, not much. That's so not the case for Deirdra Jones. Along with her husband, they founded Jones of Boerum Hill, a high-end uniform and apron company to: "fill a void in the market for a workwear company to take a more fashion forward approach to uniforms and aprons." And have they ever! Their line can be found in top bars, restaurants and hotels all over the world. Meet and get to know yet another creative woman.
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Two reasons to celebrate “Murder on the Orient Express” at Hartford Stage through March 25th

The director is Emily Mann and one of the stars is Julie Halston, both past guests. Christopher Arnott Hartford Courant Contact Reporter calls ‘Murder on the Orient Express, “A Funny, Fast-Paced Thrill Ride at Hartford Stage.” Click…
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