Friday, August 23, 2013

G-Thing a Reality TV Show. Get to Know the Family more Intimately on FUSE TV.

G-Thing follows an Italian-American rapper and his larger-than-life family as they try to launch their first “family-style” run hip-hop label

If you would like to meet the cast of G-Thing you can attend  
G-Thing Viewing Partyon August 24 at 9pm. 
The cast will be in the Bronx, at LaCasa Grande Cigars- 2344 Arthur avenue, Bronx, NY 10458.

Tracketeering Music. Viewers will get an inside look at G Fella, along with his unrestrained and crazy relatives, as they do everything they can to achieve musical stardom.

Meet the Cast: Knuckles

G Fella's bodyguard gives the lowdown 
on how he got his nickname
and how his hometown made him tough as nails
July 15, 2013
Mikey Knuckles: Tall, Dark and Full of Sexy. This man is the head of security and G-Fella's personal body guard. Do not let this man fool you, he is not just the muscle of the crew, he knows how to make everyone laugh.


Appropriately named, Knuckles is the muscle of the group. Yeah, he may lose his temper every now and then, but he’s always there to support his guys.

Activist and documentary filmmaker explains the situation of the 'Bridge Over Biloxi'.Help Requests for MS - Lorraine Rd Bridge over the Biloxi

Activist and documentary filmmaker explains the situation of the 'Bridge Over Biloxi'.
                    Help Requests for MS - Lorraine Rd Bridge over the Biloxi
                                                HELP, HELP, HELP!!!!!

Lorraine Bridge
On July 29th, 2013

Two days ago, the Biloxi River rose quickly due to heavy rainfall. Local employee of a business on the Biloxi side had to call a friend with a truck to evacuate her due to street flooding on the Biloxi side. If The Bridge was open, even just to small traffic, she could have just driven over The Bridge to the Gulfport side, which has higher elevation.

Lorraine Road bridge closed until further notice.

Biloxi, Gulfport city engineers close the Lorraine Road bridge causing detours for many Coast residents

City engineers in Gulfport and Biloxi reviewed the condition of the bridge and decided it should be closed Monday at 2 p.m., cutting off businesses from its customers and forcing drivers who normally use the bridge to detour for miles. They can take Mississippi 605 north to Three Rivers Road on the west side of the bridge or use the Woolmarket exit off Interstate 10 to the east.
The bridge will remain closed until an in-depth safety analysis is done on the bridge's substructure, including underwater, Biloxi and Gulfport said Monday in press releases.
In May an inspection of the bridge was performed by engineers for the Mississippi State Aid office.
"It was noted from this inspection in a report that at least two of the bents are leaning," Gulfport's press release said. Gulfport said closure may be temporary if the inspections indicate it is safe to reopen.
The state said the bridge has a sufficiency rating of 27.8 out of 100, and the weight limit is 30,000 pounds. This means some school buses and large trucks shouldn't use the bridge.
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, about 4,800 cars cross the bridge each day. Gulf Regional Planning Commission estimates 3,600 vehicles a day cross the two-lane bridge.
School buses and those who drive to school also will have to use an alternate route starting next week if the bridge isn't reopened.
Gulf Regional Planning Commission was prepared to contribute $3 million to replace the bridge last year, if Biloxi, Gulfport and Harrison County committed in writing to share the remaining cost of about $6 million. Biloxi and Harrison agreed to split the cost into thirds, but Gulfport officials said the new bridge would be more in Biloxi and said it would only spend $900,000.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

This Diwali, New York City celebrates India like never before!

This Diwali, New York City celebrates India like never before!
(New York, NY- June 19, 2013) The company that conceptualized and produced the glorious ‘Light of India Awards’ for two successful years in New York City for a Times Group company is launching a bolder, brighter platform to bring India closer to the world. Evolve is proud to present ‘India Unlimited,’ an initiative that would showcase Indian achievements, festivals, culture, royal traditions, and luxury travel through special events and projects. As a flagship event, ‘India Unlimited’ will host Diwali in New York City, a 10-day festival that will take place from Oct. 24 to Nov. 3 (Diwali Day) at various locations all over Manhattan. The festival has been designed to have mass appeal and would give the city of New York a festive feel around the most popular Indian festival. The events will include an awards ceremony, Broadway musical showcasing the legend of Rama (Hindu God), specially-curated tasting menus at fine dining Indian restaurants, art contests, and fashion and comedy shows.
“In our current global atmosphere, we are witnessing a unique social phenomenon where relations have extended across cultures and people want to know more about each other’s values and traditions,” said Sapnna Vats, co-founder of Evolve. “It is with this philosophy in mind that we have created ‘India Unlimited,’ an opportunity to bring India closer to the world and share the magnitude of our country’s achievements with mainstream America.”
For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit Some of the highlights of ‘Diwali in New York City’ include:
·         Global Indian Leadership Awards 2013
·         Laughter Rockets Comedy Show with headliner Papa CJ
·         Ramayana, the Broadway Musical
·         Festive Feast with Vikas Khanna of “Master Chef India”
·         The Splendid Indian Closet Fashion Show
About Evolve: 

Evolve is among the youngest and fastest-growing global players in the sphere of event conceptualization and production. With offices in the capital cities of Delhi, New York, and London, Evolve has built an impressive roster of clients, with some of the biggest brands across a vast spectrum of industries across the world. Evolve delivers insightful and creative solutions via events, experiential marketing, and corporate hospitality. With a wealth of knowledge and successful partnerships, Evolve is a full-service events agency that strives to provide benefits through experiences. For more information, visit



City Harvest’s young professionals group, Generation Harvest, hosts its 12th annual Summer in the City restaurant tasting and cocktail party at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, NYC) on Wednesday, June 19th. The evening included a performance by Howie Day. The VIP Hour will began at 6:30 p.m. and general admission started at 7:30 p.m.

Summer in the City provides guests with the opportunity to see some of the city’s newest culinary stars in action.  It is Generation Harvest’s biggest fundraising event of the year and is attended by New York City’s young philanthropists and tastemakers. This year’s event will feature restaurants like Ditch Plains, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Hecho en Dumbo, Momofuku Ssam Bar and The Stanton Social. Last year, the event attracted more than 600 guests and raised over $230,000 to support City Harvest with feeding New York’s hungry. Summer in the City will be a success in 2013 thanks in part to Groupon and the VIP lounge sponsor Nespresso as well as all other event sponsors including Rums of PR, Beaulieu Vineyard, Blink Fitness, Bloomberg Specialty Food Association and Vegwate.

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About Summer in the City
This year’s participating restaurants and beverage stations for Summer in the City includes: Ardesia Wine Bar, The Beagle, Benchmark Restaurant, Bis CO. Latte, BLT Fish Shack, Booker and Dax, Butcher Bar, Corsino Cantina, Delaney Barbecue, Delicatessen, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Ditch Plains, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Ed's Lobster Bar, Extra Virgin Restaurant, Feast, French Roast Downtown, Genting Palace,  Hecho en Dumbo,  Melt Bakery, Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York Cake Pops, Oceana, Pig & Khao, Rhong Tiam, Silver Lining, The Smith, The Stanton Social, SUSHISAMBA, Tom Cat Bakery, The Treats Truck Stop, Valrhona Chocolate, Victor’s CafĂ©, Yerba Buena Perry, and Zengo. The VIP lounge sponsored by Nespresso will allow guests to enjoy the Ultimate Coffee Experience, Nespresso sensory cocktails and specialty creations designed by chefs Michelle Bernstein, Marc Forgione and others!

About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest ( is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms.  This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes.  City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.

Marc Murphy serves up one of his famous Ditch Dogs at 2013 Summer in the City

Talented Singer - Howie Day

"Top Chef" Dinner Competition David Burke Townhouse Monday, July 1st

"Top Chef" Dinner Competition

Ed Cotton

Chef Ed Cotton's earliest childhood memories involve sitting on the kitchen counter in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the restaurant where his father was the executive chef. Seeing the energy of a thriving kitchen made Cotton realize that he wanted to be a chef. Long before making his way to New York City, Cotton worked in local restaurants in his hometown of Waltham, MA. In high school he got his first opportunity to work with Chef Todd English practicing and perfecting his knife and pastry skills at Olives and then helping to open Figs in Wellesley, MA. After four years, Cotton attended the Culinary Institute of America and became a second- generation graduate, following in his father's footsteps. He was rewarded several awards in national cooking competitions during his schooling. For his externship, he continued to work for Olives in Boston, nurturing close ties with the Olives Group. He proved himself talented, reliable and driven and received an offer to open the Olives Restaurant in the Bellagio Las Vegas. He accepted without looking back and earned the title of Sous Chef.
After his one year tenure in Las Vegas, Cotton moved back to Boston looking to establish connections in the east coast restaurant scene. Not long after settling back in Boston he was introduced to Chef Barbara Lynch and her newly opened and award-winning restaurant No. 9 Park located in Beacon Hill. While Cotton was Executive Sous Chef, Chef Barbara Lynch was awarded the "James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast" in 2003. After several successful years at No. 9, Cotton was ready to test his skills in New York City.
Due to Cotton’s talents and experience, he received an opportunity to work under Chef Daniel Boulud at the highly regarded db Bistro Moderne and Restaurant Daniel in 2003. He honed his skills for over five successful years working as Executive Sous Chef. He was an integral part of the concept stage of Bar Boulud in Manhattan as well as the opening of db Brasserie at Wynn Las Vegas. After many successful years working for Chef Daniel Boulud he took the executive chef position at Veritas in the Flatiron District working closely with its wine director on executing a menu that was perfectly paired with its world renown wine list from the cellar of Park B. Smith, later Cotton joined Chef Laurent Tourondel at BLT Market located in the Ritz Carlton Central Park as Chef de Cuisine, a position he held for nearly two years before taking the helm at Plein Sud at the Smyth Hotel. During his time at Plein Sud Ed headed down to the nation’s capital of Washington, DC to compete on Bravo’s Emmy Award Winning Top Chef to film Season 7. Cotton cut his way thru the intense competition beating out many other talented chefs from the all over the country and advancing to clench a spot in the final four that took place in Singapore. In Singapore he embraced flavors, cuisine and culture of the country and plowed through his challengers and won every challenge that was put in front of him. He unfortunately finally got out cooked and missed obtaining the title of “Top Chef” landing him as runner up. Along with his TV appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef Cotton made his very first TV debut working alongside Iron Chef Cat Cora on the TV Food Networks “Iron Chef America” as her trusty red faced fierce sous chef for over the past 6 seasons. Cotton currently lives in NYC with his girlfriend Diana and their dog Mr. Simon. In the very near future Cotton hopes to be running one of the best restaurants / kitchens in NYC if not the country due to his vast training, experience and knowledge along with his passion for food, art and science.

Nikki Cascone

Nikki’s passion for the culinary industry sparked at the early age of 14. She soon sought a culinary degree, enrolling at the School of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Georgia where she began building a stronger foundation in culinary technique. Following graduation, Nikki worked for several years within the restaurant groups of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Shaun Doty and Anne Quatrano – all James Beard award-winning chefs. Having gained further understanding of the many elements that complete a dining experience, Nikki turned her attention to the art of wine and food pairings and achieved certification from both The Sterling Vineyards School of Service and Hospitality and the American Sommelier Association. She has created several successful, complete beverage programs including a Wine Spectator award winning List while at Sotto Sotto restaurant in Atlanta, GA. Nikki’s experience culminated in working the 2005 season as the Director of Food and Beverage at Yankee Stadium. Nikki then opened 24 Prince in SoHo, serving traditional American fare that was hailed for offering the right balance of style, comfort and creativity at an affordable price. Three years later Nikki was a popular chef’testant on Bravo’s Emmy winning show, TOP CHEF, bringing her culinary skills to the spotlight where she became a favorite on and off of the show.
The author of the popular blog, Nikki can be seen around the country participating in events, seminars, charity events as well as classes and demonstrations with her new Event and Production company, MotherCheffer a division of her Management company, Red Hook Hospitality. She is the Chef Consultant for the annual TOP CHEF TOUR- which travels to U.S. cities hosting the Top Chef Alumni in a live cooking challenge and The TOP CHEF KITCHEN – a 5 week pop up restaurant. Nikki is currently developing her first book (untitled) on smart, healthy cooking for babies, toddler and youth.
Think you know food and wine? Always wanted to be a judge on the Emmy-winning show Top Chef? This is your chance!
On July 1st, watch two Top Chef finalists battle for your vote as CultureHorde members sample a 6-course tasting menu at the acclaimed restaurant, David Burke Townhouse.
Each chef will create a bespoke 3-course menu, complete with wine pairings, which guests will sample and judge over the course of this private evening.
Event Details:
  • Two finalists from the Emmy-winning show Top Chef (Ed Cotton of Season 7 and Nikki Cascone of Season 4) will face off in a cooking competition exclusively for CultureHorde
  • Each chef will create their own 3-course menu (appetizer, entree and dessert), giving guests a 6-course tasting menu, complete with wine pairings
  • The chefs will present and explain their dishes, and guests will score each one
  • Guests will have the opportunity to watch the chefs and their teams at work in the kitchen
  • At evening’s end, the votes will be tallied and a "Top Chef" declared. Everyone will go home with the winner’s recipes!