Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined the parade route. Loretta Brennan Glucksman was the grand marshal. Dignitaries included New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James O’Neill and many more. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce blew the whistle to kick off the parade is retiring this year.
Opening act with KISS continuing with music created by the legend Prince, Queen, Journey, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper plus many others. Hairball has a built up a large base of loyal fans that were fully embracing the performance that was continual for over two and half hours. Hairball has been performing for 18 years across the country with all age groups packing the venues. The Jackson 3 opened the concert.
Products from all different companies are on display and available to be tested by the attendees. Drones have been at a fast pace within the industry opening different opportunities for the photographers to offer their clients. With the broadening of drones comes with it new technique to use the equipment and rules that are directed by the government. Camera and independent lens were being checked out along with different level of travel bags that met the airline guidelines. The great advantage of WPPI is that everyone is willing to share ideas and help improve the industry so that everyone can succeed.
Rodney Carrington’s talent carried forward on the second half by singing with his guitar to his original music. Carrington has a wide range of talent encompassing the stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist. He has released with major-labeled albums; six with original music and has starred in “Rodney” sitcom and film 2008 “Beer for My Horses.”
Madison Square Garden was packed for the final competition of “Best in Show”. Flynn the bichon frise took the top honors of being the top dog for the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The small powder-puff dog followed his handler, Bill McFadden flawlessly. Competition was tight and all of the finalists performed beautifully showing why obtaining this title is so prestigious and is considered the Olympics of competition for dogs.
There were two full days of competition leading up to the final round on Tuesday evening at the Gardens. The final round was narrowed down to Biggie a pug, Border collie - Slick, Ty a giant schnauzer, Sussex spaniel called Bean, Norfolk terrier named Winston, and regal borzoi-Lucy.
Betty-Anne Stenmark from Woodside, California was the judge that chose the winner.