On The Met Gala Red Carpet, Performance Replaced Posing. Will Other Red Carpets Follow?

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By the time Lady Gaga reached the top of the Met’s steps, having gone from a hot pink Brandon Maxwell parachute dress to a glitter bra, panties, and 10-inch boots, the joke was obvious: we can all go home now. The pink carpet had been won. No one could top Gaga, the sartorial Matryoshka doll.

But damn if they didn’t try. After Gaga retreated to the safety of the museum’s interior, more celebrities—presumably stuck in their cars during her strip show—arrived in similar fashion.

Billy Porter, regal as ever, did his best Elizabeth Taylor-as-Cleopatra, clad in a gilded, winged jumpsuit, carried on a litter by an army of shirtless Broadway actors. “The Category Is: Old Testament Realness,” Porter clarified on Instagram.

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News details have emerged surrounding Magic Johnson’s resignation from the Lakers as president of basketball operations earlier this month.

According to a Bleacher Report (via Sporting News), the NBA star quit after he was copied on emails between team co-owner Jeanie Buss and general manager Rob Pelinka criticizing his performance with the Lakers.

Fox Sports 1 analyst Ric Bucher shared details about the emails during his appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Wednesday.

“My understanding is that there were some emails that were exchanged between Rob and Jeanie about Magic and about what Magic was and wasn’t doing,” Bucher told Cowherd. “They were critical emails. And somehow, some way, Jeanie from what I understand was CC’ing or BCC’ing Magic on everything. That was sort of protocol, standard issue. Somehow the exchange between Rob and Jeanie ended up on that string of the blind CC’s that were going to Magic,” he explained.

“So Magic now is seeing emails from Rob to Jeanie that were critical of what he was doing. And maybe most important in all of this, there’s no indication that Jeanie was backing Rob up, in terms of either going to Magic and letting him know that this was going on, or going back at Rob and defending Magic. That was not happening. And so when he talked about the backstabbing, to me my understanding is that’s what started it.”

Johnson appeared to co-sign Bucher’s comments with a tweet on Thursday, saying: “The truth will always come to light,” he wrote (see the post below).

Magic didn’t tell Buss or Pelinka about his decision to quit before shocking fans and NBA colleagues with the announcement at the Lakers’ final game of the season.

“What I didn’t like was the backstabbing and the whispering,” Johnson told reporters. “I didn’t like that. I didn’t like a lot of things that went on that didn’t have to go on.”

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Only a week after the trailer dropped, Netflix released Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé. The highly anticipated (at least for the last seven days or so, as this is how long we’ve had to process the news) documentary offers fans an intimate, in-depth look at what really went on in the months leading up to her incredible 2018 Coachella performance.

The Formation singer – who made history as the first female black artist to headline the annual music festival in California – wrote, directed and produced the film and like anything Beyoncé Knowles-Carter does, the documentary does not disappoint.

For about 2.5 hours, Homecoming explores everything from the three sound stages for rehearsals to the design of the costumes (did we mention they’re custom Balmain), whilst finally showing footage of her jaw-dropping performance. In brief, there’s a lot to get into, so here are the most important takeaways.

‘Homecoming’ is a celebration of black creativity

It was really important for Beyoncé to have a black orchestra. Her ‘Homecoming’-themed set was inspired by HBCU traditions and included roughly 200 musicians, background singers and dancers, all recruited from historically black colleges and universities.

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‘I wanted different characters; I didn’t want us all doing the same thing,’ she states in her documentary. ‘The things that these young people can do with their bodies and the music they can play, and the drumrolls, and the haircuts, and the bodies. It’s just so much damn swag. It’s just gorgeous, and it makes me proud.’

The performance took months of preparation

‘When I decided to do Coachella, instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella,’ she explains. ‘There was a four-month period of rehearsals with Derek [Pixie] and the band before we started the four months of dance rehearsals. The music and those vocal rehearsals – that’s the heartbeat of the show.’

She handpicked every single detail of the set

Beyoncé personally selected all the details. From each dancer and every light, to the height of the pyramid, the shape of the pyramid and even the material on the steps.

Talking about the incredible costumes (the entire crew had two completely different sets of outfits for each weekend of Coachella), she reveals: ‘every tiny detail had an intention. There were so many meetings with Olivier [Rousteing].’

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Beyoncé was supposed to headline in 2017

Beyoncé was originally set to headline at Coachella the year prior, but she got pregnant unexpectedly. ‘It ended up being twins, which was even more of a surprise. My body went through more that I knew it could,’ she shares openly.

‘I had an extremely difficult pregnancy. I had high blood pressure. I developed toxaemia, preeclampsia and, in the womb, one of my babies’ heartbeat paused a few times so I had to get an emergency C-section.’ 

She followed a very strict diet to get into shape

This performance was the singer’s first time back on the stage after giving birth to Rumi and Sir Carter, and she struggled to get back into shape. ‘I’m creating my own homecoming. And it’s hard,’ Beyoncé admits.

‘There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically; my strength and endurance would never be the same. She shares that she had to rebuild her body: ‘It me a while to feel confident enough to freak [the performance] and give it my own personality.’

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Beyoncé was dedicated – cutting out bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish and alcohol, in order for her to meet her goal. ‘I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could,’ she says, ‘and I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. I will never push myself that far again.’

Even Queen B struggles to balance her work and personal life

Taking on a performance like this when you’ve just given birth to twins, isn’t an easy task. Beyoncé is very honest about how, when they first started rehearsing, her mind was not there, but with her children. ‘What people don’t see is the sacrifice,’ she says. ‘I would dance, a go off to the trailer and breastfeed the babies.’

‘It was a lot to juggle,’ she confesses. ‘Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a six-year-old and of twins that need me, and giving myself creatively and physically. It’s not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body.’

To quote Netflix (or should we say Beyflix, as the streaming service changed its name for a day to celebrate the premier of the documentary), what a time to be alive. Homecoming is incredible film, and Beyoncé is an incredible artist. That’s something every music fan, whether or not you’re part of the Beyhive, will have to admit after watching this groundbreaking performance.

So sit back and enjoy.

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Etiquette When Attending a Performance

An important aspect of a gentleman’s education and lifestyle has always been an appreciation for art and culture, which includes attending formal performances. An opera, ballet, or classical concert not only provides the opportunity to put on some classic tailoring but also the ability to immerse oneself in an atmosphere of refinement and good taste. To maintain this refinement, proper etiquette is essential. Here are some key tips for good behavior at the theater or concert hall.

Attending the NY Philharmonic at Lincoln Center

1. Dress for the Occasion

The first rule of attending a performance is to observe the dress code. The Glyndebourne Festival in England, for example, requires black tie to attend its summer operas, though, as a sign of the times, most places are exceedingly relaxed. Even the Wiener Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic, merely “recommend[s] elegant concert dress,” for their gala New Year’s Eve concert, a rather vague standard. Glyndebourne, too, has begun to loosening their requirement to encourage “creative black tie,” which seems to invite colorful dinner jackets with notch lapels or bolo neckties. At most events, you’ll see people wearing everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits.

Everything but “Streetwear” is allowed at concerts, according to the dress code established by Classical Vienna

However, Gentleman’s Gazette readers will surely want to embrace performances as a rare instance when dressing up would not be seen as overdressing. For an afternoon, a sport coat or suit, both with a tie, is a no brainer, but in the evening you could very well wear a tuxedo or dinner jacket and not shock anyone. Dressing well for a performance gives the occasion an added sense of worth. It’s still possible to overdress or dress incorrectly, such as wearing a tuxedo to a free lunchtime concert or white tie and tails at a Broadway play, but in most cases your fellow concertgoers will not be aware of any faux pas, only that you are “really dressed up.”

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Madras Tuxedos: An example of “creative black tie”

2. Arrive on Time

Most tickets to performances will specify whether late arrivals will be seated at all, so showing up fashionably late will keep you out completely. But, even if you are allowed in, finding your seat is disruptive to others in your row and even the performers themselves in a small venue. The best approach is to treat the show as an important appointment, like catching a train, and arrive suitably in advance.

A vintage Vacheron _ Constantin pocket watch
Manage your schedule to arrive on time

3. Use the Cloakroom

If it’s cold out and you arrive wearing an overcoat, check it and any other cumbersome objects in the venue’s cloakroom rather than leaving them in the aisle or on your seat. Assuming you hang onto them, you’ll be left clutching a coat on your lap for a couple of hours at best, and at worst, your items will block the passage of others in your row or get stepped on. Therefore, checking your items is a matter of both politeness to others and of safety, because if there is any sort of emergency, coats and bags in the aisles will impede evacuation. Long story short, it’s better to shell out a few bucks to pay for the coat check. After all, you’ve already paid much more for tickets; why not also enjoy the evening fully without having to mind your goods the whole time?

Using the coat check is polite to others and comfortable for you

4. Say Hello to Your Neighbors

As people fill in on one or either side of you, nod, smile or say hello. There’s no need to take it further than that, but if the person next to you seems interested in talking, use the art of conversation to chat a bit before the performance starts. Perhaps you will continue to say a few words during intermission or after the show is over.

Being in an audience sometimes invites spontaneous conversation with strangers

5. Stand to Let Others Pass

Unless you are at the center of a row, odds are that others will arrive after you and will need to pass to get to their seats. Rather than turning your knees to the side, good etiquette dictates that you should rise to let others go by if you are physically able. Otherwise, if you remain sitting, you’ll likely have people’s rear ends or crotches right in front of your face, which is potentially embarrassing for all parties. If you are the one that needs to go by, “pardon me” or the equivalent is good form, though you can’t really insist that others rise for you.

6. Put Away Your Screens

The light and noise from a mobile phone represent rude distractions

This is one that we’re constantly reminded of; after all, if movie theaters inevitably announce prior to the start of a performance that cell phones should be turned off, it’s even more important to do so in a live venue where performers can be distracted or interrupted. Because there is no amplification at most stage plays or operas, cell phone notifications or ringtones are extremely disruptive. Imagine a phone ringing in the middle of a great line in Hamlet or during a quiet and moving passage of classical music. Don’t count on turning down the volume or putting the phone on vibrate, as this may not “take.” Play it safe and turn off your phone entirely. This will also keep you from the temptation of checking your email or social media in the middle of the performance as well, along with the accompanying bright shaft of light emanating from your device. Concentrate fully on what is happening on the stage, a rare few hours without technological distractions.

7. Remain Quiet and Still

In the past, prior to the mid- to late-19th century, performances of all sorts were less rigorous in terms of rules. Often, concerts were accompanied by dinners or parties in which the participants talked while an orchestra played or a vocalist sang. Theatrical performances at Shakespeare’s Globe or on the streets of medieval Europe were either part of a fair-like atmosphere that involved walking around, eating and talking back to the actors on stage. Only in the past 150 years or so have performances of classical content become more rigid, perhaps influenced by a Victorian sense of propriety that spread beyond the confines of Great Britain.

Performances several centuries ago were not as decorous as they are now. Painting: Spectacle Gratis, Avant Scene by Joseph-Louis Hippolyte Bellange

Nowadays, the expectation is for one to remain seated in a nearly unmoving posture, stirring only when there are gaps in the action or to applaud. Fidgeting and humming along to the music being played are definite no-nos though spontaneous laughter and other reactions are fair game when viewing stage plays. Toe-tapping to energetic musical passages is okay as long as it isn’t noticeable by your seatmates. The motive behind all this self-regulation is ensuring that you are not interfering with the enjoyment of others around you. If you are talking to your date throughout a show or constantly restless, those around you will be negatively affected. Thus, attending a performance is a situation where one exercises consideration for others rather than being selfish. This extends to behaviors like passing gas, crunching potato chips and public displays of affection while in your seat. While eating popcorn or nachos is fine at a movie with loud speakers, the relative quiet of a theater or symphony hall makes every crunch and crinkle obvious. Couples on a date who snuggle and put their heads together can block the sight-line of those in the seats behind them. Yes, it’s great to be in love, but either exercise restraint or get a room instead of tickets to a play.

PDAs at a movie are questionable and they’re even more so at a classical concert

8. Stop Coughing!

A word on coughing, a particularly infuriating disruption of silence: Anyone who has been to a classical concert knows that there will usual be multiple people coughing, usually during quiet moments, creating considerable annoyance for those who want to enjoy the music. Interestingly, a scientific study has shown that the average coughing bout of a person at a concert is the equivalent of coughing 36 times a day, which suggests it is not random but intentional; what’s more, it happens more often during slow, quiet movements when it causes the most irritation to artists and audience members alike. Though the exact cause is not known, evidence suggests that the cougher may be bored or uncomfortable with the amount of quiet restraint he or she needs to exercise; reaching a breaking point, he or she coughs to release tension. Whether this is intentional or subconscious, being aware of it should help anyone stop themselves unless they are truly sick with cough symptoms. In this case, taking a cough suppressant, using lozenges, or staying home are viable options. If the urge to cough persists, one should muffle it in a handkerchief or hold it in until louder moments in the performance or when there is a break.

Coughing at a classical concert
Coughing at performances is disruptive to the artists and the audience

9. Consider Keeping Young Children at Home

Quiet and still are two adjectives not often applied to young children, so be realistic about the ability of your child to remain in this state for a performance that runs for more than an hour without interruption. Though you may want to expose your little ones to high culture as early as possible, realize that below a certain age they may not be capable of the sort of decorum required to attend a show. Give them the exposure at home via video and treat live events as a parents’ night out until you know they are ready. However, you can try an outdoor performance in a more casual setting or attend special fun, interactive concerts for parents with children hosted by many orchestras.

A family concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England

10. When to Applaud

One of the scariest aspects of a classical concert for newbies is knowing exactly when to clap. Does one applaud at the end of an entire piece or between individual movements or arias? And how do you know when a piece has ended? Inevitably, at most concerts, you’ll encounter someone who begins clapping at the wrong time, but you don’t need to be “that guy.” The simplest solution is to wait a few seconds and let other people begin clapping first; then, follow their lead. However, if you want to know what they know, do a bit of studying. Read the playbill to see how many movements a piece has and which ones are slow (adagio) or fast (allegro). With some familiarity, you can predict fairly well when a piece is over. Besides this, look for cues from the conductor or performers. If they lower their arms or instruments, nod their heads slightly, or smile for the audience, it’s likely time to clap. You usually don’t want to clap between individual movements of a larger piece, though this isn’t a hard and fast rule. If something is sung or played particularly well, more than one person will certainly feel compelled to clap. Back during the 18th and 19th century, audiences actually applauded much more frequently at any sort of virtuosity displayed on stage. And, the artists ate it up as a sign of appreciation. Nowadays, we are, again, more restrained.

Standing ovation
A standing ovation at Carnegie Hall in New York

11. At the End of the Performance

When the entire performance is over, it is customary to show your appreciation for the efforts of the performers, which, hopefully, is well deserved. At the conclusion of a play, extended applause is usually in order. For musical events, standing ovations have become fairly common, especially if the performance was particularly memorable or enjoyable. More extroverted audience members will should “Bravo!” (for a male performer) and “Brava!” (for a female performer) when singers or musicians take their individual bows or “Bravi!” for the whole ensemble. Unfortunately, you may hear only “bravo” being shouted as the generic term, but with the mini Italian lesson above, you now know better. This show of energy by the audience is a sort of release after having sat still and silent for so long. Even conservative Brits will stomp their feet, whistle and shout with gusto. However, you can choose whether or not to yell based on your personality and level of enthusiasm for the show. On a final note, take your time in leaving. There’s no reason to rush toward the exits like many people do. Avoid stampeding and bask in the afterglow of a wonderful performance, departing at your leisure.

La Scala Opera House in Milan
Leaving La Scala in Milan

Conclusion

It used to be that the codes of etiquette and proper dress were an entree into high society and a bar against those who were uneducated in the behaviors required at a performance. These days, relaxed standards and accessible venues have enabled classical music and theater to reach more people then ever before. Yet, this doesn’t mean that anything goes. Being considerate of others and understanding the etiquette of attending a performance elevates the experience for everyone without diminishing your individual enjoyment.


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Kanye West called out on Twitter for being on his phone during Broadway performance

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Being on your phone during a stage production is considered pretty rude, especially if it’s opening night, and even if you’re Kanye West.

The artist was called out on Twitter by one of the stars of Cher-inspired musical The Cher Show, Jarrod Spector, for spending time on his phone during Monday’s opening night performance.

West was attending the show with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, a couple that weren’t ever going to blend in with the crowd — or the cast.

“If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here,” tweeted Spector, who plays Sonny Bono, while the performance was underway. Read more…

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Tonya Berry Named VP of Operations Performance at Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy, a public utility that provides natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million people in Michigan, named Tonya Berry as its new vice president of operations performance. Starting on Nov. 16, 2018, Berry will be responsible for improving work management processes within the gas and electric groups.

Berry has 20 years of experience deploying Lean methodologies in several industries. She began working at Consumers Energy in 2012 as the productivity and quality control director. Most recently, she served as executive director of quality, where she led the Lean Office and the company’s adoption of the CE Way since 2017.

“Tonya is a true champion of our company’s purpose: World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service as it relates to deploying lean operating principles to deliver customer value,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of operations, in a statement. “She is the natural choice and leader to take on this critical role.”

With her new role, “Berry will lead implementation of Lean methodologies—called the Consumers Energy Way—that will further enhance our Quality Assurance function and improve work management processes within the gas and electric groups,” reads the statement. Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS),

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Tonya Berry graces the cover of Black Enterprise’s July 2008 issue

Prior to joining Consumers Energy, Berry worked for Chrysler L.L.C. in lean operations and industrial engineering. During her stint, Chrysler was named to BLACK ENTERPRISE’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity” list in July 2008. Berry also graced the cover of the issue and was highlighted for her bold and energetic leadership.

Berry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. She is also a Six Sigma Black Belt from Lawrence Tech University.

 

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Jussara Lee Taking Her Message of Sustainability to a Multisensory Performance in New York

SECONDHAND NEWS: Committed to sustainability as an individual, designer and business owner, Jussara Lee used that ideology as a rookie costume designer for “Inside the Wild Heart.”
Based on the writings of one of Brazil’s most famous writers, Clarice Lispector, the immersive theatrical experience was conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini and directed by Linda Wise. The show bows Thursday in New York. Lee was initially approached by the Brazilian theater company Group.BR about helping to fund the production. She offered to pitch in with the cast’s attire instead.
Lee described Lispector’s work as “amazing,” but the project’s upcycling is what really sold her. Working with a low budget meant “that it was all about secondhand and vintage shopping. I was very interested in that and told them, ‘We’ll make adjustments. We’ll make things fit. That’s what we do best,’” said Lee, adding that she liked the idea of reusing “things that had already been extracted and polluted. There is so much clean-up to do and so much stuff in this world.””
In addition, the project forced her to switch up her usual routine and do some thrifting at Beacon’s Closet in Brooklyn and “all the other underlings.” It was also an

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Alessandra Facchinetti Dresses Don Carlo Cast for Swiss Performance

DIVA MOMENT: Alessandra Facchinetti has designed the costumes for Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo opera, which will take place on Oct. 27 at the St. Gallen Theater in Switzerland.
Facchinetti is the former creative director of Tod’s women’s collections, a role she left in 2016 after joining the luxury brand three years earlier. Before that, Facchinetti, a former Gucci and Valentino head designer, had worked with Pinko to launch the Uniqueness brand in 2011.
Facchinetti designed approximately 90 costumes for the main roles, created in the atelier of the St. Gallen Theater. These are uniforms, tailcoats and capes designed for men and sumptuous dresses for women. The designer emphasized the selection of dark colors, ranging from plum to petrol green.

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Conducting the orchestra is the Lithuanian Modestas Pitrenas, and the opera is directed by Nicola Berloffa.
Thanking Berloffa for the opportunity and his guidance, Facchinetti said she admired “his contemporary, but at the same time respectful, vision of the opera. We had a wonderful, professional exchange.”
The designer, whose father is musician Roby Facchinetti and whose brother is DJ and singer Francesco Facchinetti, expressed her passion for music, cinema and theater, and said that she always believed she would have liked to try her hand

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AMAs 2018: Twitter Goes Wild Over Camila Cabello’s ‘Consequences’ Performance

Camila Cabello was all the rage at the 2018 American Music Awards on Tuesday, October 9.

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The 21-year-old songstress stunned as she took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for her first ever AMAs performance, belting out her hit song “Consequences.”

The Cuba native wore a classy pink-and-black ball gown paired with long silky gloves with her dark hair flowing in loose waves.

It didn’t take long for Twitter to go wild over Cabello’s production.

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Camila Cabello performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018. Kevin Winter/Getty Images For dcp

“And again I’m surprised by your voice! Your vocal is wonderful you have a huge talent. I’m proud to be your fan 💗 EU TE AMO @Camila_Cabello,” one commenter wrote.

Another added: “You’re the cutest most talented, brilliant, amazing, incredible girl!! You killed that performance!! It was 100% perfect!! 😍😍 I loved it so much, and didn’t want it to finish.”

“@Camila_Cabello the holy vocals, the orchestra, your beautiful dress… my princess, everything about this performance is just AMAZING. I’m so proud of you 🌹❤ #AMAs,” another tweeter chimed in.

And social media wasn’t alone. Those in the audience — including her pal Taylor Swift — couldn’t help but react with joy to Cabello’s performance.

Cabello, who brought her father as her date to the star-studded event, gushed over her excitement on Twitter leading up to her time on stage. “Let’s do this!!!” she wrote alongside a series of photos earlier in the night. She also added two photos of herself with her dad writing, “my plus one!!!!! aguevoooooo 💞

The “Havana” songstress won the American Music Awards for both Pop/Rock Song of the Year as well as New Artist.

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