In what can only be described as a labor of love, two lifelong bicycle aficionados, Rob Van Der Plas and Frank Berto have created a beautifully illustrated compendium dedicated to the world’s most remarkable bicycle illustrator, Daniel Rebour.
REBOUR – The Bicycle Illustrations of Daniel Rebour, chronicles the life of the man who is widely regarded as the most brilliant technical illustrator of the modern bicycle. The book is devoted to the art of cycling illustrations as much as it is to the man who created them.Above A typical page-spread includes Rebour’s drawings of complete bicycles and component detail drawings.Looking at cycling books and magazines from the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, one can’t help butbe impressed by the technical illustrations used during this period, which were so much clearer than the photo graphs used in later years. Many of those drawings are signed with the initials “DR” or “D Rebour.”
Captured within these pages are the background stories and reproductions of the actual drawings created by the man whose work was the singular source and primary inspiration for millions of bicyclists around the world.
Above left: Daniel Rebour with legendary bicycle racer Eddy Merckx, with an Eddy Merckx frame.Above Right: Rebour’s work continued into the 1980, including this illustration of Shimano Dura-Ace AX (aero) components.Below: Rebour also made drawings of motorcycles, witness this 1949 drawing of a 100cc Golbi with one-sided front and rear wheel suspension.After an education in ‘Decorative Arts,’ he was hired as test rider, writer, and illustrator for a French motorcycle journal in 1930. After World War II, he was recruited as illustrator and writer for the newly formed bicycle trade journal Le Cycle, and most of the illustrations in this volume originated in that publication. After the demise of Le Cycle, in 1975, he transferred to L’Officiel du Cycle, but from then on, most of his illustrations appeared in bicycle product catalogues and advertisements. A keen cyclist himself, he participated in numerous randonneur (long distance touring) events, riding solo or tandem with his wife Simone. Rebour died in 1991 at age 82.
Among the delicious food and cuisine that was served around New York, we found that Paul Neuman’s catering prepared and offered incredibly well rounding tasting food. From salads to tender and flavorful chicken to moist brownies, it was all we could ask for and more! The preparation of the dishes was organized with a hint of creativity. All around we enjoyed working and eating with Paul Neuman’s catering.
Paul Neuman is a first class New York catering company that is bound to serve the best food at all times. Balancing tradition and innovation, keeping the simple and basic recipes of food but also keeping the creative hint of each dish, keeping it fresh and new in this modern world. They always seek ways to create a thrill and excitement to the food every time they serve.
Jameson is a world-class whiskey whose global status among a handful of prestigious premium brands defines it even more than its position as the world’s No.1 Irish whiskey. Jameson is made with the finest ingredients, including pure Irish water and a combination of malted and unmalted Irish barley. The malts are dried in closed kilns, retaining the natural flavor of the grain, setting it apart from the smoky taste associated with Scotch, which is dried over open peat fires. Triple distilling in large copper pot stills makes Jameson smoother than most other whiskeys, and its maturation in Bourbon-seasoned American oak and Sherry-seasoned Spanish oak casks gives it a superb mellow bouquet. “Strongly Recommended” in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2010.
Nose: Mellow pot-still whiskey with toasted wood and Sherry undertones
Taste: Smooth, sweet wood and nutty notes
Finish: Exceptionally smooth
Sizes: 1.75-liters, l-liter, 750-ml., 375-ml., 200-ml., 50-ml.
“50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL,” THE HILARIOUS PARODY OF THE “FIFTY SHADES” TRILOGY, HAS AMERICA SCREAMING FOR MORENew York – Hot on the heels of sold-out engagements in New York and Chicago, “50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL,” the original, critically-hailed parody of the phenomenally popular books, is taking its whips, feather dusters and outrageous laughs on a tour of North America.“50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL” opens with a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the characters’ delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. The musical is an uproarious rollercoaster ride through this unlikely bestseller, performed by a talented cast of nine and a rocking live band. The show features a sassy original score with musical influences ranging from traditional musical theater to R&B, including the provocative “They Get Nasty,” “I Don’t Make Love…” and “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.”
“Rather than simply putting the plot of the books on stage, we wanted to explore the craze that has arisen surrounding them,” says Producer/Writer Emily Dorezas. “With our strong backgrounds in developing comedy through collaborative Chicago-style improvisation, it was important for us to create a piece that can stand on its own – regardless of any particular person’s familiarity with the novels. It was also critical that our score feature all-new music – this gives us an opportunity to put our own playful spin on these characters and do something completely fresh that audiences seem to genuinely love.”
The torrid relationship of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele has become an international sensation since the first book debuted in 2011, inspiring widespread fervor among readers, including many who perhaps found themselves slightly surprised to be so riveted by Ana and Christian’s escapades. These passion-fueled characters have now leapt from the page to the stage and beyond. More than 32 million copies of the books have been sold and a Universal Studios film adaptation of the books is currently in development.
The cast of “50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL” features Amber Nicole Petty, Chris Grace, Jessica Kemock, Emily Eden, Spencer Rose, Nick Semar, Matthew Nolan, Caroline Reade and Victor Sho. The on-stage band includes Daniel David Reitz (Piano), Christopher Edward Ditton (Bass) and Douglas Goler Levin (Drums).Like the book series, “50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL” is not intended for those under the age of 18. For more information, please visit www.50ShadesMusical.com.
TOUR SCHEDULEMore dates to be added soon – check out the website for latest tour schedule. Subject to change.Raleigh, NC Fletcher Theater, April 2-6 dukeenergy centerraleigh.com
Lakeland, FL Lakeland Center, April 22 thelakelandcenter.
Sarasota, FL Van Wezel PAH, April 23 vanwezel.
Stuart, FL Lyric Theatre, April 24-25 lyric
Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre, April 27 knoxb
Waterbury, CT Palace Theater April 30 palacethea
Chicago, IL House of Blues, May 2 hou
Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theater, May 4 broadwayacrossame
Charleston, SC Music Hall, May 8 h
Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann PAH, May 10 bbmannpah.com/
Coral Springs, FL Coral Springs Center, May 11 coralspringscenterforthe
Scranton, PA Scranton Cultural Center, May 14 broadwayscranton.com
Erie, PA Warner Theater, May 15 e
Rochester, NY Auditorium Theater, May 16 rbtl.org
Rahway, NJ Union County PAC, May 17 ucpac.org
Syracuse, NY Crouse Hinds Theater, May 18 famousartistsbroadwa
Buffalo, NY 710 Main Street Theater, June 6-9 http://www.sheas.
Detroit, MI Fisher Theater, June 14-16 htt
Music festivals such as Coachella have inspired retail stores for years. Specifically, stores like Forever 21, H&M, and American Eagle. These stores will always give you a lot of bang for your buck, so if you will be attending Coachella this weekend, and still have yet to find your perfect outfits, the stores listed above are some great ones to check out. Coachella has even inspired higher end stores such as Lacoste and Guess who are planning on launching new lines focused more towards the music festival loving crowd. Linda Chang, the marketing director at Forever 21 says “Music festivals have influenced the fashion industry by reinventing popular styles of past decades of music and pop culture.”
Jen Foyle, chief of merchandising for Aerie says “Music festivals are just one of those moments when people can showcase true individual style.” Coachella gives people a sense of freedom which is why people are dressed in more relaxed clothing, but that is still very stylish, just their own type of style. It’s a weekend where different types of people come together to celebrate and enjoy their love for music and art. The environment given is what makes the festival enjoyable to so many people, and the fact that nobody is there to judge what another is wearing is why we are able to see so many different styles. Nobody is afraid of what anyone will think.
Fashion Blogger, Aimee Song, posted a picture on Instagram of what she wore at last years Coachella to give a little Coachella inspiration to her followers.
Get a little more inspiration from celebs who have attended Coachella in the past!
Taking place in Downtown’s historic core Saturday, April 6, 2013,featuring a four hour set by Victor Calderone
Los Angeles, Calif. – April 1, 2013 – Insomniac, the world’s premier dance music event producer, and Exchange LA, voted DJ Mag’s #60 club in the world, are proud to announce the launch of ‘Extended Hours’ at ‘Inception Saturdays.’ This event will mark the beginning of Exchange LA’s new extended hours of operation on Saturday nights.‘Inception Saturdays’ hosts Dance Music artists from a multitude of genres (House, Electro House, Progressive House, Trance, Deep, Techno) and incorporates Insomniac’s unique brand of enhanced production, design and a Funktion-One sound system. The ‘Extended Hours’ portion of Inception Saturdays (3 a.m. – 6 a.m.) will feature the best in Techno, Tech House & Deep House from top local and international dance music artists.“People just don’t want to leave the venue at 3 a.m. when the lights turn on and the music stops. Many of them want to dance until the sun comes up,” says Dominic Saldana, marketing director of Exchange LA. “We are excited to pilot our new hours of operation in conjunction with Insomniac’s Saturday night event series Inception. People can count on the music to be top notch from beginning to end.”The launch of Exchange LA’s new ‘Extended Hours’ will feature a four-hour headlining set from world-renowned DJ/producer Victor Calderone, with opening and closing sets by Tara Brooks and Steve Prior.For full information on event details, please visit Exchangela.comTo purchase tickets to Inception, please visit the event listings at Insomniac.comInsomniacInsomniac produces innovative music festivals and events featuring immersive multisensory environments enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting and sound design, large-scale art installations, interactive circus and theatrical performances, boundary-pushing special effects and pyrotechnics, and fan participation. The quality of our fans’ experience is the company’s top priority. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the largest, most spectacular music festivals in the world. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events and for more than 3 million attendees in California, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico. Founded by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.Exchange LA“You only have to see Exchange LA to ‘take stock’ of what it used to be. Once the official dwellings of the LA Stock Exchange’s downtown activity — which closed its operations in 1986 as fiscal business fled to other parts of the city — the building’s four floors were unveiled as Los Angeles’ most ambitious club concept in 2010. Designed by Samuel Lunden and built in 1929, this opulent eleven-story Art Deco building is no longer run by fat cat investors, but the article of affection for the world’s most successful DJs (Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, AN21, Max Vangelli).”- DJ Mag
Last night PIECES (of ass) returned to Los Angeles for a special one-night only engagement at the Fonda Theatre to celebrate the 10th Year Anniversary of this groundbreaking theatrical sensation.
Th sold out event was attended by a number of celebrity guests including Moby, Brandi Glanville (RHOBH), Seth Green, Zachary Levi, Andy Dick, Lance Bass, Anna Trebunskaya from “Dancing with the Stars” and Go Daddy’s breakout star Jesse Heiman. Glanville and Heiman set off a media frenzy as they reenacted his famous make-out session with Bar Refaeli.
The cast was made up of 12 dynamic women including; Alison Haislip, Alysson Holt, Amy Lindsay, Betsy Cox, Caroline D’Amore, Ivory May Kalber, Jasmine Dustin, Samantha Schacher, Suzy McCoppin, Tami Farrell, Vanessa Gomez and Jennifer Gimenez. Each cast member presented a “piece” that explored what it is that defines an attractive women – from the perks and privileges, to the problems and pressures. It was a show by women, for women, and about women.
What is PIECES (of ass) you ask?
Well PIECES (of ass) is a hilarious and heartbreaking, poignant and provocative off broadway play that has been ranked #1 in Los Angeles and New York since it’s first debut in 2003! It is an evening full of fabulous fashion, a star studded setting and a lively interactive audience.
John Terzian, a Southern California native and graduate of prominent universities USC and Pepperdine Law School, brings a wealth of experience to the h.wood.group. Having grown up in West Los Angeles, Terzian has a plethora of close-knit industry relationships that have stemmed from his professional background and entrepreneurial business affairs. Terzian has changed the nightlife with his signature style.
Annex: After doing our research we know you started promoting at the mere age of 18. Growing up in West Los Angeles I’m sure that was the norm. How has being a native Angelo affected the success of your career?
John Terzian: Being a native of Los Angeles has actually been the most critical part to building my career in hospitality. I am extremely fortunate to have a tremendous amount of support from a strong network of family and friends all rooted in Los Angeles.
You have numerous applaud worthy accomplishments under you like redefining nightlife and creating LA’s most exclusive hot spots. Have you had a notable mentor along the way?
The only mentor I have ever had in life has been my father. He is the hardest working and most genuine man I have ever known. That has been my approach to business.
Coming into the nightlife industry as a promoter you mastered the craft of getting people out; however nightclubs are notorious for living dangerously short lives. How do you manage to keep your venues ‘hot’?
I have found the best way to have the venue stay “hot” is to give extra attention at all times to the regular customers. This means going above and beyond for them almost like a concierge system. It is important to always remember that a place is built off of its customers…it is key to have the right clientele consistently coming.
Being a USC and Pepperdine graduate with a background in Law, at what point did you know nightlife entrepreneurial affairs was the career path for you?
No matter what stage of my life I was in, I always naturally ended up entertaining and hosting people. I genuinely love people and especially love being a host so throughout college and law school my event company was always a “side job” and then one day after law school I realized that it is something that should be my main job. I did not enjoy working for anyone and I always had to be in a creative position so I realized shortly after graduating law school that my career had to be in creating and running venues. At the time I did not think much further past it and now I am where I am today.
You’re young, successful, and attractive; how do you stay focused and refrain from getting caught up in the nightlife?
All of my closest friends and family are the same way in their own career…I think it is just how I was raised and whom I have surrounded myself with. All I think about with nightlife is that it is a business and how I can improve the business every day.
What are some of the best ‘John Terzian’ quotes to live by?
I am not a big quote type of guy but one statement someone once said to me that has stuck with me for years is “there’s someone out there working harder than you.” I think that drives me every day.
The stunning, fashionable and incredibly fit Barbie not now only sells dolls and miniature pink houses but now sells meals! Mattel has opened up it’s first Barbie Cafe in Taipei which features everything in Pink! Pink sofas, pink tables, pink walls everything you can think of is pink, even the waiters! A young girl’s wish come true isn’t it?
Bloomberg Business week have compared the interesting child’s attraction to what Americans already have. For example American Girl Cafe, a cafe where young girls are able to bring in their dolls for tea or lunch while the waitresses treats them like actual humans. In Barbie Cafe it’s like stepping into Barbie’s real size life. In regards to food American Girl Cafe have an average price point of $20 per meal which only includes foods like quiches and fruit. However in Barbie’s Cafe the menu is designed to only $10 per person and they have a section for calorie counts even for the deserts, it has been said that one seafood dish is set to look like a jewelry box!
Although i’m quite intrigued by the way a seafood dish can look like a jewelry box i’m concerned about the menu calorie count, as the cafe is targeted for young girls that have not quite reach puberty yet, it’s sending out the wrong message for the kids to count their calories when they eat. We all know that from the ages of 5 – 13 you are allowed to eat as much as you can and have no judgement from anybody!
Barbie’s Cafe will definitely be an experience to remember for a lifetime. Who wouldn’t be in Barbie’s world for 40 mins?