Vegas – Exciting energy was overflowing at the top event for photographers that
specialize in portrait, filmmaking wedding photography.New technology combined with the highest
quality of speakers sharing their experience and knowledge presented seminars
throughout the week.Photographers had
the opportunity to learn new techniques from the best in the industry. Over 13,000 professionals were in attendance
packing the event halls at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.The weeklong conference added filmmaking
seminars to the WPPI Trade Show and Conference for the 2014 event.
from all over the world premiered their new products and technology for
photographers to view and learn from.Gary
Fong showcased two new lighting accessories, Epson’s new metallic photo papers,
Westcott launched Zeppelin soft boxes, Hasselblad, Nikon, Cannon with large
displays, high quality photo albums from the around the world were among the
hundreds of exhibits. Competition and judging of prints and albums showcased
the high quality of professionalism in the wedding photography business.
New York – Sky, a five-year-old Wire Fox Terrier
took the “Best in Show” award at 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog
show competition. Betty Regina Leininger the Best in Show judge of Frisco,
Texas had the difficult position of making the decision of choosing the final
winner.Seven dogs made the finals after
two days of very high competition from a field of 2,845 and 190 different breed
varieties. Sky is the 14th
winner of the breed fox terrier in the history of the Westminster.Gabriel Rangel, Sky’s handler said, “She’s a
perfect little dog.”A white standard
poodle named Ally was given the distinction of “reserve best in show.”
Torie Steele, Malibu, California is one of the
owners of Sky.This was Gabriel Rangel’s
second Best in Show victory with the Westminster Kennel Club.Rangel previously won with a Scottish terrier
in 2010 named Sadie.Three new breeds
were included for the 138th competition:Chinook, Portuguese podengo pequeno, spotted
rat terrier.The Westminster Kennel Club
is comparative to the Olympics and is only second to the longest running
sporting event in the United States; Kentucky Derby.
– Kelso a Border Collie took the grand prize for the Westminster Kennel Club’s
Agility competition Saturday evening.Roo! (name includes the explanation marking) a mixed-breed took home the
best All-American. Pier 94 Saturday was filled to capacity to watch 225 dogs of
purebred and mixed dogs for the First Agility competition that the Westminster
Kennel Club had hosted.The traditional high
level of organizational and quality skills that the Westminster Kennel Club holds
the distinction for was carried through with the first held Agility
Annual All Breed Dog Show February 10-11 will be held at Piers 92 and 94 during
the day with final competitions in the evening at Madison Square Garden.
– Westminster weekend, Fashion Week and upcoming Valentines Day began with the
“10th Anniversary Diamond Celebration” New York Pet Fashion Show
presented by TropiClean.Hotel
Pennsylvania was packed with supporters of the animal rescue shelters and the
importance of preserving animal groups of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s
Animals.The runway was filled with
expensive dog couture items with over $400,000 present; the Lumieres dog dress
at $25,000, Queens’s Crown $3,000 and a priceless Diamond Dog Collar.An evening of top pet designers were accompanied
by owners dressed elegantly to accompany the grace of ‘man’s best friend.’The exclusive Diamond Dog Collar was designed
by Candy Udell from London Jewelers and also was the designer of the infamous
2.5 million dollar bra for the Victoria’s Secret Show Angels on the Runway.Couture by Ada Nieves and Gladys Delgado
featured the Lumieres $25,000 canine dress with 150 LED lights and Swarovski
Crystals powered by two mini computers and 10 programmed animations.
– The Year of the Horse was celebrated In New York with a parade winding
through Chinatown.Sunday was a warm
sunshine day to have a parade filled with confetti, fireworks, and drumbeats to
energize the tightly filled streets of spectators.This was the 15th Annual Chinatown
Lunar New Year parade with dignitaries, festive floats, musicians, acrobats
performing flips and spins along with the Ronald McDonald mascot.One of the eye-catching groups stopped
several times to show wide-eyed children their fire-eating act.A long extended line of dragons danced
through the streets toward the Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Chinese Zodiac has twelve animal signs with
2014 the Year of the Horse representing cleverness, kindness to others and
great communicating skills.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
(AP) -- Waiting to get their hands on the Lombardi Trophy, the Seahawks were
surrounded by security guards in orange jackets. It was the first time anyone
in that color stopped them all night.The
Seahawks stayed true to their mantra to make each day a championship day. They
made Super Bowl Sunday the best day of all with one of the greatest
performances in an NFL title game - sparked by a defense that ranks among the
The Seahawks won their
first Super Bowl crown by punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8.
That masterful defense, the NFL's stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get
going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history."The only way we could say we were the
best defense was to take down the best offense," linebacker Bobby Wagner
York, NY, February 2, 2014 –
The 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration officially kicked off
Super Bowl Weekend at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on January
31, 2014 with a night of music, praise and spirit-filled performances. The
mega-event, sponsored by American Family Insurance (AFI), was co-hosted
by television show host Wendy Williams and EXTRA TV correspondent AJ
Calloway. The evening was full of great performances, memorable moments and
appearances by NFL players and special guests, all on one stage to celebrate
the love of faith, gospel music and football. The show will air in national
syndication over broadcast television stations during February 2014.
New York - Passion
and excitement filled the press conference room at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan
for the upcoming Friday night 15th Annual Super Bowl Gospel
Celebration.Rev. Jesse Jackson gave the
opening prayer of thanks to the players and talked about that there will be no
losers with players that give of their talents.St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be the recipient of the
proceeds from the event at Madison Square Garden.A pre-show is being presented by Tasha Cobbs
a Motown vocalist.
New York - Pepsi is
celebrating the Super Bowl XLVIII by a specially built dome of 10,000 square
feet in Bryant Park.Wednesday afternoon
the festivities began with celebrity chefs David Burke, Marc Forgione and
Michael Psilakis serving up dishes that they are known for while blending in
PepsiCo products.Broadway performances on
one of the stages were from Mamma Mia, Chicago, Newsies, Motown and
Pippin.L. Boogs from Hot 97 FM refereed
the rap challenge between Yonas of the Bronx and Dylan Owen of New York
City.PEPCITY will be continuing until
Super Bowl Sunday with performances in the evening by Austin Mahone, Prince
Royce and Saturday night Ziggy Marley.
– Agility trials are being added with an extra day to accompany the upcoming
138th Annual Westminster Dog Show.For the first time The Masters Agility Championship at Westminster will
occur on Saturday, February 8.A Mixed
Breed category will be able to compete for the first time at a Westminster
event in this competition.The
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show that will be held February 10-11 is held for
agility course consists of poles that the dogs will wind around, tunnels, ramps
and leap through tires all done by commands by their handlers.Madison Square Garden press conference showed
the speed and accuracy that this new addition to the program will add with
demonstrations by a Standard Poodle – Callia owned by Nancy E. Scott, New York,
NY, Border Collie – Gem owned by Dianne T. Jamison, Central Islip, NY, All
American (mixed breed) Alfie owned by Irene Palmerini, Toms River, NJ and two
Papillons – Fame and Carly owned by Andrea Samuels, Westbury, NY.
Westminster Kennel Club for 1st Masters Agility Championship limited
the entries to 228 dogs from 23 states.Included are 35 Border Collies, 21 Shetland Sheepdogs, 20 Papillons and
16 All American Dogs (Mixed Breeds), with representatives from 63 breeds.
Millions of revelers filled Times Square to celebrate the Waterford crystal ball dropping for 2013.Ryan
Seacrest hosted this year’s celebration with memories tribute to Dick
Clark along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg notating Clark’s
Paul, Minn. – Madonna 2012 World Tour performed Saturday night to a
packed house of close to 14,000 fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St.
Paul.The tour marks 25 years since Madonna has performed in the Twin Cities.
Aretha Franklin showed why her staying power has remained for 50 years of performing. Franklin gave a strong and powerful show to a sold out Radio City Music Hall. The Queen of Soul brought gospel to the show and performed at the piano singing many pieces including Franklin’s rendition of Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Trouble Water.”
Walker, Minnesota - Kid Rock was the Thursday night Headliner that broke all record attendance for Moondance Jam.Campers and fans began moving into the outdoor venue on Wednesday and were treated to pre-concert high energy performances.Thursday
was the beginning of the main acts that went through Saturday night
with top notch performers as John Fogerty, Heart, Motley Inc., Grand
Funk Railroad and more.