Fashion Designer Narciso Rodriquez Headlines Miami Art Basel Season

 Narcico Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism

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On View Oct. 9, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

“As a first-generation immigrant who impacts our contemporary culture globally, Narciso personifies the American dream.  Like a master sculptor or painter, he finds inspiration in the world around him to create an artistic continuum of ideas that are the underpinning of his life’s work.” ~ Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Frost Museum.

Headlining the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s Art Basel Season for 2016, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism will feature designs by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez as well as never-before-seen archival materials, original sketches, video and works of art, selected by the designer to showcase the influence of the visual arts on his creations.

gia on the move art fashion designersCo-curated by Alex Gonzalez, the Creative Director of ELLE Magazine and Klaudio Rodriguez, the Curator of the Frost Art Museum, the exhibition opens with a private reception on Saturday, October 8 as well as an event on Sunday, October 9 that is free and open to the public (and will remain on view through January 8, including the week of Art Basel Miami Beach).

The Frost Art Museum is also partnering with ELLE on both the exhibition and the opening night event.

“I am honored to be asked to be part of the celebrated history of exhibitions presented by the Frost Art Museum FIU — and particularly excited to do so during Art Basel Season in Miami,” said Narciso Rodriguez.

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Hollywood Costume Designer Orry-Kelly and the ‘Women He’s Undressed’

Dear Orry,
Sorry I haven’t mentioned why I am writing to you. I don’t know how you will feel about this, but I have just finished making a Feature length Documentary about you. It has been nearly three years tracking your life. This has been frustrating, illuminating, tough and yes, FUN….. So I thank you for entering my life. ~Gillian Armstrong, filmmaker

Orry-Kelly worked on over three decades’ worth of classic films: Jezebel, 42nd Street, Casablanca, Oklahoma, Auntie Mame, Some Like It Hot, An American in Paris, Now, Voyager -and hundreds more.

He dressed cinema’s greatest icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyk, Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn, and many more. Interviews featured include Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Leonard Maltin, and costume designers Colleen Atwood, Anne Roth, Kym Barrett.

marilyn monroe gia on the move costume designOutspokenly gay at a time when Hollywood was deeply conservative, a lover of boxing and booze, a charming rebel with a biting wit, Australian born Orry-Kelly always lived a life of artistic and personal integrity.

His accounts of life behind the Hollywood golden curtain are legendary, and include his very close relationship with handsome British actor Archie Leach, who later changed his name to become Cary Grant, and entertaining stories of his powerful friendships with top actresses and Hollywood icons of the time, including Bettie Davis and Jack and Ann Warner.

WomenHesUndressed_KeyArt_FinalThe new documentary, released today, August 9, 2016 (on DVD / VOD,  iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand), WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED traces the rise and fall and rise again of Orry-Kelly who was one of the most prolific, and spectacularly talented costume designers of Hollywood’s golden age: legendary three-time Academy Award winner.

Tracing his four-decade career (which included a very close, live-in relationship with a young Cary Grant) and dazzling creative relationships with a who’s who of Hollywood, this dishy and glamorous film – inspired by his recently published posthumous, long-lost memoir, discovered in a pillow case – unveils the secrets of one of Hollywood’s most singular and outspoken talents.

Veteran Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (MY BRILLIANT CAREER) mixes recreations of Orry-Kelly’s life with testimonies from intimates, admirers, and Hollywood royalty to create an unforgettable portrait of one of Hollywood’s grand godfathers of glamour.

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99 min * 2015 * Documentary * Colorgia on the move movies costume design

Director: Gillian Armstrong (Little Women, Mrs. Soffel, Oscar and Lucinda, My Brilliant Career, High Tide)
Screenwriter: Katherine Thomson
Producers: Gillian Armstrong and Damien Parer
Interviewees: Colleen Atwood, Kym Barrett, Scotty Bowers, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Leonard Maltin, Anne Roth, Catherine Martin
Distributed by: Wolfe Video

Something to Learn from ‘Obama-ology’ at Skylight Theatre

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
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Nicholas Anthony Reid in the American Premiere of OBAMA-OLOGY by Aurin Squire

He wanted to be a part of history and create change. He did.

Obama-olgy now playing at the Skylight Theatre Los Feliz, CA, is not particularly a story about the President or his election campaign but really of the mindset and identity of today’s youth.

Actor Nicholas Anthony Reid (Warren) absolutely embodies a middle-class, college educated, enfranchised African-American, delivering a crystal clear characterization of a young millenial, vibrantly enthusiastic about his goal: to seat this country’s first African-American candidate in the White House as an apogee of modern American History. Every moment he chronicles in his journey of hope deepens our empathetic understanding to every character, even ones we don’t necessarily like at first. And every failure brings us closer to the truth about black minority culture in America.

Naïve and idealistic Warren’s initial exuberance for his new position is quickly replaced with jarring realities about himself compared to the lower class African-American people of Cleveland, Ohio who are far removed from his own  sophisticated upbringing and world views.

Obama-ology is a brilliant comedy that speaks to basic human relationships at its core through Warren’s daily positive and negative community outreach experiences, surface politics at home-base, fear of change, narcissism and critical encounters, all entrenched in campaign agenda.

Inside the impossible and sometimes dangerous life of a volunteer is the ambition of creating something extraordinary. The problem for Warren who has been hired because of his potential marketing & strategy talents however, is that he is completely unrepresentative of the people he must convince to follow him to the polls.

Although for some whites he’s black enough to get suspiciously followed through convenience stores, insulted to his face, regularly ticketed, nearly arrested and almost killed by local police, for being black or simply a proponent of the unwelcome Obama campaign, he isn’t black enough for the locals he needs to recruit. His intelligence, education, status, and speaking style – even the Buddhist prayer beads he wears – are too, uppity, too offensive, too strange to understand or familiar enough to trust.  Stuck between the extremes and not entirely accepted by either, he is forced to question himself.

Obama-ology, simplistically lays down the challenging external complexities, internal emotions and identity issues of young people and especially young black people, who are wading through political/societal muck, and who are attempting to voice important personal insights into the world around them. And although the story may seem like a generational repeat of idealistic youth, its distinction pointedly resides in the hot-bed emotions and environments of the present time.

Very creative direction by Jon Lawrence Rivera who playfully weaves writer Aurin Squire’s earnest script away from heavy-handed political drama and instead offers a moving, digestible narrative in which caricature is mostly avoided. These people are real.

The screen projections throughout are a nicely set device inside the production where ‘stock’ characters offer hilariously unhelpful, pedagoguish canvassing advice. Double-cast roles by the rest of the ensemble, work well. Recommended.

Starring: Brie Eley, Sally Hughes, Kurt Mason Peterson and Nicholas Anthony Reid

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Citizen Zero ‘Lure and Persuade’

gia on the move musicDetroit rock outfit—Josh LeMay [vocals], Sammy Boller [lead guitar], John Dudley [drums], and Sam Collins [bass]—deliver arena-size anthems fueled by intricate musicianship on their full-length alternative, edgy grunge, debut album, State of Mind, arriving August 12 via Wind-up Records.

Lure and Persuade, a “take no shit from anyone rouser, with a clear message of no one knows what’s better for you than you,” premiers exclusively on Pure Volume.

Lure is the live fast drive fast song of the record.” ~Josh LeMay

Playing major festivals like Rock on the Range and supporting acts like P.O.D., the band recently announced another string of US tour dates, kicking off on the East Coast in Asbury Park, through New York City and across to Indianapolis, ending in Fresno, California. Joining them on the tour are fellow rockers The Wans and The Black Moods.

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Catch Citizen Zero on the road:

8/3 ASBURY PARK, NJ – House of Independents
8/4 NEW YORK, NY – American Beauty
8/6 CAMP HILL, PA – Gullifty’s
8/7 SHARON PA – Quaker Steak and Lube
8/10 PONTIAC, MI – Crofoot
8/11 FT.WAYNE IN – The Rusty Spur
8/12 GREEN BAY, WI – The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
8/14 STEVENS POINT, WI – Live On Main
8/16 OMAHA, NE – Whisky Tango
8/17 DENVER, CO – Moon Room
8/19 SPOKANE, WA- Knitting Factory
8/24 FRESNO, CA – Fulton 55
8/26 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Whisky A Go Go
8/27 SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Rock Bar

Summer Pops, Pies and Dairy-Free ‘Frozen Paleo’ Treats

gia on the move paleo foodOn Summer days like the ones we’ve had, “I scream, you scream, we all scream,” for something sweet and cold to relieve the heat.

Scream no more except with delight! A new book,  Frozen Paleo: Dairy-Free Ice Cream, Pops, Pies, Granitas, Sorbets, & More  is now on the market with recipes to satisfy cravings and dietary restrictions.

Using whole ingredients like coconut milk, fruit, nuts and chocolate—with no refined sugar, dairy, gluten, or processed ingredients, these recipes are not only perfect for those on a Paleo or “clean eating” diet, but for anyone with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance, or just someone who wants a better-for-you frozen treat!  And because they’re “do-it-yourself” treats, you’ll also be getting plenty of nutrition in every bite.

With flavors like Maple Caramel, Mint Chip, Key Lime and Chocolate Almond, plus quick-and-easy frozen treats like popsicles, frozen pies, granitas, and more, there is something here for everyone, like this antioxidant-rich recipe below:

Blueberry Pomegranate Popsicles

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2 cups frozen blueberries (240 g)
3 tablespoons raw honey (45 ml), divided
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (10 ml)
¹⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice (240 ml)

1. In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan heat the blueberries, 2 tablespoons honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon over medium heat. Cook the mixture and stir occasionally until it begins to thicken and get bubbly. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

2. Pour the blueberry mixture into a food processor or blender and buzz until mixture is smooth.

3. Now pour this mixture into your popsicle molds. Place the molds into the freezer. If you’d like, you can tip the molds on an angle, so that you’ll get blueberry in every bite. Freeze for 2 hours.

4. Add the pomegranate juice and 1 tablespoon honey to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook until the honey has melted and combined with the juice. You’ll need to stir this a little while the honey is melting. Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

5. Pull your popsicles from the freezer and carefully pour pomegranate juice into the molds. Place the popsicles back into the freezer and freeze for
2 hours. Remove the molds from the freezer and insert popsicle sticks. Put the molds back into the freezer and freeze overnight.

Go on the TRIP‬ & ‪ADVENTURE‬ of Your Life!

gia on the move castingHave you got a wild and fun personality? Would you like to audition to take the BEST TRIP OF YOUR LIFE?  There’s one catch though… you have to bring YOUR PARENTS!

But don’t worry – these are not your average places for a family vacation.  They aren’t even family vacations that  frustrating, ‘just don’t get it’ parents want to go on! These are trips where you rip your parents from the routine of their daily lives and throw them into AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

If you are someone who appears to be between the ages of 18-24 and who is an adventurous explorer – not afraid of anything,  loves music, festivals, and having fun, goes ALL OUT at EDC, would you get in a cage and swim with sharks or would ride a Mardi Gras float, then this is for you.

The truth is you don’t really know your parents and they don’t really know you. Now, you have a chance to take them with you and show them what you love IN PERSON so they will finally understand what you’re all about!

Apply now at:

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Ice CREAM Alert Northridge, California!

gia on the move ice creamThis coming Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm, San Francisco Bay-based dessert franchise, CREAM Northridge is celebrating a successful first year by giving away free mini ice cream sandwiches throughout the day.

The mini chocolate chip cookies can be combined with a nearly limitless combination of fresh ice cream and toppings. In addition to ice cream sandwiches, customers will have a chance to win t-shirts, hats and more CREAM products.

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