Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers owner Michael Rubin were among those who pledged $50 million to The Reform Alliance in Manhattan on Wednesday Michael Rubin, a co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, used to have a recurring argument with the rapper and hardcore 76ers fan Meek Mill. “Meek would say, ‘Michael, there are two Americas,’” Rubin recalled Read More »

NEW YORK – Sports and entertainment figures including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers owner Michael Rubin, recording artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z, and recording artist Meek Mill announced the foundation of a criminal justice reform organization called REFORM Alliance. The organization was conceived after Rubin arranged a meeting between Kraft and Meek Mill Read More »

Watch JAY-Z & MEEK MILL LAUNCH REFORM ALLIANCE … To ‘Fight Different’ & Fix Criminal Justice System

“Reform should be the way we speak for all, no matter the color, no matter where you come from, or who you are,” Meek Mill told NBC’s Lester Holt. Sports, entertainment and business leaders announced the launch of an organization aimed at reforming the United States’ criminal justice system. Meek Mill and Jay-Z are among Read More »

Patriots Join Jay-Z, Meek Mill in Reform Alliance to Aid Criminal Justice Reform The New England Patriots announced Wednesday they have joined the Reform Alliance, an organization that focuses on criminal justice reform. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is listed as a founding member of the organization on its official website, along with other prominent celebrities like Jay-Z and Meek Mill. Philadelphia 76ers and Read More »

A cast of creatives will stage a multimedia opera about a Tibetan Buddhist saint who began life as a mass murderer before finding redemption in religion. “Mila, Great Sorcerer” — presented at John Jay College on January 12 and 13 as part of the Prototype Festival — combines the centuries-old story of Milarepa with 14th Read More »

Philadelphia composer Andrea Clearfield knows to warn her downstairs neighbors when her opera is scheduled to erupt. “I’m writing a destruction scene. Beware!” Or, “I’m singing through the entire opera for the cast.” What’s coming out of her Sydenham Street studio can be a surprise even to her. The commotion-causing opera is Mila, Great Sorcerer: It will Read More »

The CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Rocha Dance Theater, present the World Premiere of Half-Heard at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Integrating dance, theatrical Read More »

New York City Opera continued its 2017-18 Chamber Opera Series with a unique double bill of Donizetti’s Il Pigmalione and Rameau’s Pigmalion, the first time these one-act gems will be presented on the same program. The production also marks the New York premiere of Donizetti’s first opera. This double was directed and choreographed by Richard Read More »

If you’re like many people in my social media feeds, you periodically retreat from the sturm und drang of world affairs in these troubled times to seek solace in the refuge of GIFs and videos capturing cute baby animals and the like. Right on schedule, a certain beloved mime troupe has returned to New York Read More »

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