ENTERTAINMENT

June 24, 2018

Spotlight Repertory Theatre’s Inaugural Production Will Take You on a ‘Folk Rock Road Trip’ June 28, 29, 30

Under the musical directorship of Broadway veteran Phil Hall, the show at Amendment 18 Bar & Grill entertains with fresh renditions of ’70s Folk, Pop and Rock songs STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – “Folk Rock Road Trip,” an original revue by Staten-Island based Spotlight Repertory Theatre, is set to etch a milestone as the company’s inaugural production. […]
June 12, 2018

Launch of Spotlight Repertory Theatre on Staten Island Celebrated by Performers and Patrons of the Arts

Sibling of children’s theater company offers first-rate stage productions for adult audiences STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Spotlight Theatre Company, known for its exceptional Staten Island children’s theater productions, has raised the curtain on a new division aimed at adult audiences. The official launch of the Spotlight Repertory Theatre was recently celebrated by its founders, friends and […]
August 13, 2013

Song by Army Vet, Award-Winning Island Tunesmith Attracts Over 108K Music-Video Hits on YouTube

Performance by Country recording artist Tim Maggart is poignantly blended with military footage and scenes of returning soldiers reuniting with family members STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AUG. 13, 2013)  — The combined musical talents of two award-winning songwriters have hit a high note that continues to soar. The music video of “A Link,” a patriotic song co-authored by […]
July 14, 2013

Music Video Celebrating America’s Military Heroes Debuts at National Infantry Museum in Columbus, Ga.

Alabama-based recording artist Tim Maggart and New York Lawyer Jonathan D’Agostino collaborate for tribute to U.S. troops COLUMBUS, GA. – The combined musical talents of an award-winning songwriter from Phenix City, Ala., and a lawyer in Staten Island, N.Y., hit a patriotic high note on July 4. The music video for “A Link,” a song co-authored by […]
April 10, 2013

Staten Island, N.Y., Teens Revving Up For 8-Day National Solar-Car Competition

Tottenville (High School) Green Technology Club Refines Design of Their Award-Winning Racer  NEW YORK — The next champion of U.S. automotive engineering may not be emerging in Detroit, but some 600 miles east in Staten Island, N.Y. Last July, the young team members accompanied their car to Texas. Under the guidance of green technology teacher Charles Dazzo, […]
January 26, 2013

New York Attorney Pens 2 Songs Among 10 Finalists Vying For CMT Listeners’ Choice Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2013 Songs co-written by lawyer Jonathan D’Agostino are among the best 3 years running New York – A lawyer who handles accident cases for a living has proven that writing top-notch songs is no accident. For the third consecutive year, New York-based personal-injury attorney Jonathan D’Agostino has penned a top-ten […]
November 14, 2012

Staten Island’s Largest Indoor Children’s Playground Rebuilds in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Damage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012 Island’s Largest Indoor Children’s Playground Rebuilds In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy Damage Owners of Chelsea Playground, Travis, plan to reopen within weeks STATEN ISLAND,, N.Y. — Chelsea Playground, a Staten Island indoor children’s playground popular with families, schools and day camps, is renovating in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “We […]
September 30, 2011

Soon-To-Open Café /Art Gallery Combo Highlights Growth of Staten Island’s North Shore Artist Community

 Free grand-opening exhibition on Oct. 8 to feature works by local artists, and others such as Jon Krawczyk, sculptor of the St. Peter’s Church cross near Ground Zero STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  – Emerging as a living canvas for writers, local artists and musicians, the North Shore of Staten Island, N.Y., is teeming with creativity. One of newest […]
June 20, 2011

Miss New York Starts New Tradition at South Beach NYC

NEW YORK (June 20, 2011) — Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York 2011, began a new tradition  on Sunday morning by visiting fashionable South Beach – not in Miami, but in Staten Island, N.Y. — on the morning following her pageant victory. Ms. Monte received her crown on Saturday during the 71-year-old pageant’s first New York City […]
June 19, 2011

Miss New York 2011 Crown Awarded To Miss Southern New York Kaitlin Monte

NEW YORK (June 19, 2011) — The 71st edition of the Miss New York Pageant concluded  yesterday evening with Miss Southern New York Kaitlin Monte crowned as Miss New York 2011. The event, held in the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, N.Y., will go down in history as the pageant’s New York City debut. The […]
June 18, 2011

Preliminary Swimsuit, Talent and Eveningwear Awards Captured As 2011 Miss New York Pageant Now Focuses On Tonight’s Finals

NEW YORK (June 18, 2011) — The preliminary competition of the 2011 Miss New York Pageant took place at the St. George Theatre on Friday, setting the stage for this evening’s final round at the historic venue in Staten Island, N.Y., when Claire Buffie, Miss New York 2010, crowns her successor. Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen […]
June 11, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg To Greet 2011 Miss New York Contestants On Brink Of Pageant’s First NYC Production In History

Miss America 2008 to co-host 71-year-old statewide competition on June 18 at Staten Island showplace NEW YORK (June 11, 2011)– New York City will roll out the welcome mat on Monday for the first time in history as home of the celebrated Miss New York Pageant. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will welcome the 22 contestants of the upcoming statewide […]
June 9, 2011

Miss New York Pageant Readies History-Making NYC Debut

 Miss America 2008 to co-host 71-year-old competition June 18 at Staten Island showplace NEW YORK — The Miss New York Pageant is about to take place for the first time ever in New York City. The 2011 statewide event, just one step away from the Miss America Pageant, will be hosted on June 18 by Kirsten […]
May 23, 2011

Baseball Glove Made In USA Is Something To Cheer About

Insignia Athletics of Worcester, Mass., is one of the few athletic manufacturers in the U.S. to make high-end, premium-leather baseball gloves. Visit Rebirth of the American-made mitt to learn more.
May 17, 2011

Relevant Public Relations LLC Crowned Marketing Rep of Miss America Pageant’s New York State Preliminary

 Miss New York Organization selects Staten Island, N.Y.-based firm to lead PR campaign as June’s Pageant Week nears STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (May 17, 2011) — The Miss New York Organization, official  operator of the Miss America Pageant’s New York state preliminary, has chosen Relevant Public Relations LLC as its public relations and marketing representative.  “We require public relations […]
May 13, 2011

Miss New York Praises Staten Island’s Commitment To Community Service

Claire Buffie expresses delight to borough’s South Shore Rotary over decision to host 2011 pageant  on Island  NEW YORK  (May 13, 2011) —  “Straight for Equality: Let’s Talk” is the platform of Claire Buffie, Miss New York 2010. The reigning state pageant queen visited Staten Island on Thursday, where she shared her passion for diversity and student dignity […]
March 23, 2011

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79

LOS ANGELES – Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79. She was surrounded by her four children when she died of congestive […]
March 2, 2011

Entrepreneur Clown Marks 20th Anniversary of Kids’ Entertainment Business in Staten Island, N.Y.

NEW YORK — If you’ve attended children’s celebrations in Staten Island, N.Y., over the past two decades, it’s likely you’ve come face-to-face with Tina Bellino; but you may not have a clue as to what she looks like. Ms. Bellino, a highly regarded community activist and South Shore Rotarian, is better recognized as Bubbles the Clown. […]