NYC Life: The Talent Show, Events, Giveaway, Cabaret, and More
Our 9th Tomatoes Got Talent Show was a roaring success. Check out the highlights including video of the performances. Join us at our next 3T event— a special holiday event. We’re giving away tickets to a show featuring five short plays by Joy Behar starring Joy & friends. There are some wonderful cabaret shows coming up featuring some of our friends. Our Broadway Babe has excavated some incredible online entertainment. And our roving photographer loves discovering NYC’s public art, like the photo above.
Tomatoes Got Talent 2023. And That’s a Wrap.
Oh, what a night. On October 11, 2023, Randie Levine-Miller and Cheryl Benton presented our 9th Tomatoes Got Talent show, at the Triad Theater in NYC, to a full house! There was such incredible energy in the room and the talent was superb. Congratulations to our four finalists, Mary Calamia, Dr. Alice Levine, Evangeline Johns, and Kelli Maguire, who will go into our 10th show next year and compete for “Tomatoes Got Talent Superstar”. GET THE DETAILS.
Cheryl Benton and Anne Akers invite you to a fun Holiday Celebration. Join us at the Scandinavia House in NYC on December 5 for an evening of wine, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, holiday shopping from fabulous vendors, music, door prizes (including an island vacation), good cheer, and a few surprises! GET THE DETAILS.
We’re giving away tickets to this evening of five short quirky plays by Joy Behar starring Joy & Friends, about New York families with all their charm and eccentricities. GET THE DETAILS.
An Evening with Paul and Rochelle
Paul and Rochelle Chamlin are doing their show, The Prime of Our Lives on Saturday Nov 4th at Pangea on 2nd Ave between 11th and 12th streets. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Paul is also the musical director of Tomatoes Got Talent. They are terrific together. Tickets can be ordered here.
A True Diamond
The adorable and very talented Camille Diamond, who was one of our talent show contestants this year, is doing her first cabaret show. OVER THE MOON…On Pluto Transit. A show inspired by these weirdo times, astrology, and how it all relates to the powerful and tiny planet Pluto!
It’s been noted that the stranger things get in the world, the more people turn to astrology for answers. Over the Moon…on Pluto Transit is the story of what I discovered by looking into my own astrological chart in these strangest of times. With songs by Kander and Ebb, Carole King, Pete Mills, Kurt Weil, Stevie Wonder and more, the show is a universal look into the feelings and impulses that inspire and move us, and how the planets affect us all. Nov. 5, 15, 19 at Don’t Tell Mamas. Get our tickets.
Discovering NYC’s Public Art
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens, writes:
I really appreciate discovering public art when walking around NYC. Finding one in our concrete jungle feels like the surprise finding a forgotten crisp bill in your coat pocket.
Currently Park Avenue between 68th and 70th Street has been transformed into a sculpture garden. Two artists have installations up to brighten our days.
Willie Cole’s chandeliers, made of 9,000 recycled water bottles make a statement about single use plastic and the need for clean drinking water. The four pieces are titled “Liberty Lantern”, Soul Catcher”, Dirt Devil” and “3000 Buddha”. Cole said “The struggle between beauty and ugliness is embedded in my chandeliers: trash as treasure as teacher.” The issues demonstrated will sway beautifully with the wind through the end of 2023.
1 block south Raul Mourão’s imposing massive piece “Cage Head” is heavy and stands solid compared to the lightweight, disposable bottles nearby. Mass and gravity abound. The work will be on display through November 5th. The artist says “Standing five meters tall and built from Corten steel – a material commonly found at construction sites around the city – Cage Head emphasizes the importance of reflecting upon what we build every day through our actions, opinions and words.”
These 2 works of art, built out of such contrasting materials, ultimately exist in harmony, telling very similar stories. Fall is a great time to explore the brightly colored mums that line Park Avenue, and walk right up to some dynamic art with a meaningful message.
Broadway Babe’s Picks: South Pacific, Polly Bergen and More
Our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller did some online excavating and came up with some nostalgic gems: An incredible Barbra Streisand special from 1967; Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, singing songs from the original “South Pacific”; The Polly Bergen Show, with a young Johnny Carson doing comedy; a Tony Awards special with CBS’s Dennis Cunningham from 42 years ago. WATCH THE VIDEOS.
The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes.
Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato