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An evening with Aubrey Logan and Polly Gibbons

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An evening with Aubrey Logan and Polly GibbonsBy Alla Bevzenko, Senior Editor
Date: Sunday, October 27th 2018
Location The iconic Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan
Photos and video provided by Nitro Nuri Shakoor, Urban Art photojournalist for USPA-New.com


Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of being at the iconic NYC Birdland Jazz club, for the set that featured two incredible artists, Aubrey Logan and Polly Gibbons.
The presentation was held by a legendary jazz producer George Klabin, of Resonance Records, a label he founded in concert with his Rising Jazz Stars Foundation, in 2008, devoted to preserving and celebrating living jazz performers. The ladies in attendance were rather formidable artists. Aubrey Logan, whom we had the pleasure of seeing live last year at Drom, NYC, is a Berklee graduate and musical talent who traverses multiple styles. She's an accomplished trombonist, and wicked with a cartwheel or two, performed during her sets if the space allows, without missing a beat. She&…

New York ComiCon 2018 NYCC

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New York ComicCon 2018,  a Four-Day, Fun-Filled Experience. The Event: New York ComicCon~ Dates: Thursday, October 4th - Sunday, October 7th~ Location: Javits Convention Center, Hudson Yards, NYC~
Even the magnificent state-of-the art Javits Center and its staff faced an extremely challenging task of hosting the New York ComicCon 2018.  Through the many events I have covered at the Javits Center, I would have never thought that the facility weren't large enough to accommodate the creative cosplayers, comics collectors, science fiction aficionados, and the amazing exhibitors on hand for the four day fun-filled event. Thursday was, by far, the most comfortable day of the event, what with being able to navigate the convention center, or to just casually walk around to absorb and enjoy the many wonderful exhibits that brought me back to my childhood days. Saturday and Sunday, for obvious reasons, proved to be the most challenging days, yet the most exciting. One may never meet so man…

NYC Italian American Day Parade 2018

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New York Italian-American Day Parade (Columbus Day) Images and video footage of the 2018 Italian American Day Parade aka Columbus Day parade
Location: 5th Ave, Mid-town Manhattan Photographer: M. Nuri Shakoor, photojournalist, www.uspa-news.com