Tip Sheet 7.22.12

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July 22, 2012 Tip Sheet

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SDT would like to welcome the following new advisors:

Deborah Jean Templin

Erik Masone

Trey Ellis

Advisor Announcements

  • from advisor Christopher Sokolowski:
Avoid Lines.  Get Your Opera Tickets Now.
Madama Butterfly is shaping up to be one of the hottest events in the region this summer.
Saturday, August 4th, 7:30 pm
Festival Stage, Phoenicia, NY
Tickets only $25!  (VIP $55)
Bring your picnic, wine and a blanket. Sit back and enjoy a world class cast in this Puccini classic, all taking place on the beautiful Festival Stage under the stars in Phoenicia’s bucolic Parish Field.
Click here  to purchase tickets online  or call our ticket hotline on 845 586 3588.
“Love’s Kingdom”  lieder recital is taking place prior to the opera at 4:15 on the Festival Stage. This elegant program features an some of the the most beautiful songs ever written including songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Richard Strauss.  It culminates with Brahms’ gorgeous Liebeslieder waltzes for four solo voices and piano duo. There will be plenty of time to picnic or grab a bite in town between the recital and the opera.
Twofer deal only $32 available online. Save $8.00 when you buy tickets to both shows.
Calling All Kids!
JULY 25-27,  10am to 4pm
Parish Hall, Phoenicia
$60 for full program
Ages 7-15
Information:  Click here
There are still a few spaces available for this fun and interactive vocal program for young people.
 Faculty includes Festival Co-Founders mezzo soprano Maria Todaro and baritones Kerry Henderson and Louis Otey,  international pianist Justin Kolb, WDS Musical Director Cassie Mahoney, Robert Burke Warren (Uncle Rock) , visual artists Lucinda Knaus and Posie Strenz, choreographer clyde forth, book binder Brooke Tinney, designer  Eugenia Krause and “The Butterfly Lady” Maraleen Manos-Jones.
For further information contact Program Director Bex Roper-Caldbeck.
or call 845 688 1032
  • from advisor Marc Black:
Week 2
The Marc Black Band Summer Residency…
If last week was any indication of how the rest of the month will go, you won’t want to miss it. The evening featured waves of energy from the bandstand and the dance floor.  Beside the wonderful core band with Mike Esposito, Eric Parker and Don Davis, this week will feature Pete Levin and Morning Rick from WKZE and lots more.
  • from advisor Mitch Ditkoff:
“Teens for Change”
One Voice for Laos VolunteersEnjoy a free multimedia presentation by Ulster County teenagers and two adults upon their return from volunteer service in the Deak Kum Pa Orphanage in Luang Prabang, Laos. The group’s service in Laos is the culmination of sixteen (16) months of awareness building and fundraising in the Hudson Valley.On Tuesday, July 31 Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery will celebrate the outstanding work of One Voice for Laos. Buddhist teachings are grounded in “bodhichitta;” the aspiration to develop kindness and compassion in order to deliver all beings from suffering. KTD monastery therefore welcomes and encourages exemplary youth such as One Voice for Laos teens who give selflessly of their time and talent to compassionately improve the quality of lives of others.  Slide Show.
Deak Kum Pa Orphanage, Laos
4:45 pm: Free guided tour of the Tibetan Buddhist monastery
5:30 pm: Teens for Change Photography Show
6:00 pm: Vegetarian Buffet ($10)
7:30 pm: Multimedia PresentationOne Voice for Laos Multimedia PresentationDocumentary film: Garland Berenzy
Video Interviews: Lauren Tischler
Presentation and Q & A: Isabelle LaMotte, Jesse Pouget Ditkoff, Caleb Rudge, Rachel Castellano, Hudson Talbott and Evelyne PougetLearn More

  • from advisor Karen Whitman:


from advisor Andrea Wolper:

I hope this finds you well. Here it is July, and 2012 is half over; how’d that happen?! I’m writing to you from California, where I’ve spent the first half of the month (and I really thought I’d sent this email to you at least a week ago), but the second half of the month holds three New York events I hope you’ll want to attend. I’m especially excited about my return to the Zinc Bar on July 30(tell you why in a moment). Here’s an overview, followed by specifics:

July 14: with Erika D’Agnino at Brecht Forum
July 29: with Art Lillard’s Heavenly Big Band at Riverside Park
July 30: Andrea Wolper Qt. at Zinc Bar

July 30: 7 – 8:45: Andrea Wolper Qt.

Zinc Bar

83 W. 3rd St., NYC
b/w Sullivan & Thompson Sts.
I don’t get to play with my extended group nearly as often as I’d like. It’s been more than 6 months since everyone’s schedule and a room with a piano have coincided, and who knows when this will happen again, so I really hope you’ll join us. Kris Davis (piano), Ken Filiano (bass), Michael TA Thompson (soundrhythium). $8. Wondering about “soundrhythium”? So, apparently, do others. Here’s an interesting new review from Cadence magazine.

July 29: 7 – 9 pm: Heavenly Big Band
Riverside Park Amplified Sundays

Free concert. See link for directions!

July 14: 6 pm (1 set): Erika D’Agnino & Friends
Brecht Forum

451 West Side Highway b/w Bank & Bethune
Italian friend Erika D’Agnino is in New York. She’ll be performing  her poetry with Ras Moshe (sax, flute), Ken Filiano (bass),           and me (voice). $10 for an evening of music (7 pm: Rosie         Hertlein • 8 pm: Music Now! • 9 pm: James Brandon Lewis-Greg Loewer)

⬅ What’s that?!? A sneak peek… a little corner of TranceFormation’s live concert CD due out this fall. (Don’t tell anybody I showed you!)

Thanks for reading. I hope to see you at one of these dates.
Love, Andrea

  • from advisor Dan Schneider:

There’s still hope for success after 35
While some people have a laser-like focus on their goals from an early age, others take a bit longer to get settled and achieve success, writes Dorie Clark. This can be demoralizing, but you shouldn’t let it discourage you from pursuing your dreams. “If you haven’t been invited to the White House or launched an IPO or made the cover of a national news magazine before age 35, there’s absolutely no reason to believe you can’t still accomplish those goals later in life,” she writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (6/26)

  • from advisor Fiona Bloom:

I’m speaking at the Polar Music Sessions and attending the Polar Music Prize in Sweden next month – Aug 28th is the ceremony in Stockholm- http://www.polarmusicprize.org
In other news:
I’ve picked up a new artist:
Krissy Krissy
Pop / attitude and edge.
From Bushwick
“Dream” is in rotation on mtv U

Her debut EP  ‘Above All’ out September 25th.

  • from advisor Maggie Levin:

Hello friends, colleagues, comrades:

I’m having an informal reading of my original pilot “I’m with the Band.” It’s loosely based on my experiences/childhood on 90s rock tours.

It’s free to attend, and there will be snacks. Feedback is welcome, and I would be honored by your presence. No, seriously.

Please RSVP; space is quite limited.

What: “I’m with the Band” Pilot by Maggie F. Levin
When: Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 PM

Where: Magic Mirror Theatre (4934 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601)
Much love
  • from advisor Deborah Jean Templin:
Production Spotlight
2012 the Titanic Centenary  UNSINKABLE WOMEN has jsut returned from the UK and is
 booked nationally.
Quick Links
Upcoming Performances
Contact Us
104 Perry Street, Apartment 5A
New York City, New York 10014
917 678 6715
Who is Deborah Jean Templin
Back from Great Britain
Upcoming Benefit
Who is DJ?
Where is DJ on YouTube?
Dear Friend,

In an effort to acquaint you with my body of work I decided to create a newsletter for myself as an actress.  I have a dedicated mailing list to presenters to book the productions I have written but this is more personal. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
Deborah Jean Templin

Where are you on YouTube?
I am not Justin Bieber.
I am his grandmother.
I have Private YouTube Channel
so I will share a vintage label with you.
My first national spot was as Grace Farrell
(the Carol Lombard type in ANNIE in 1979)
Annie Commercial.mp4

For most recent work there is LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLLON

NBC website under Robot Voice February 21, 2012


  • from advisor Jan D’Esopo:
The Gallery Inn

Beachhouse Open
Pre-Dinner Gatherings

(ample parking)

Main House Serving Dinner
7 Days-a-Week

For Reservations: 787-722-1808


  • from advisor Dakota Shepard :

Hello! In two weeks, I will be volunteering as a cabin counselor at Camp AmeriKids in Warwick, New York. I will be working the first of the camp’s two sessions, which will total about ten days including travel and orientation. I am so looking forward to being able to help this organization and meet the kids for the first time! A little bit about the camp:
“The mission of Camp AmeriKids is to enhance the lives of youth living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease by providing an enriching summer camp experience, year-round skill building and a supported transition to adulthood.” I’m a little nervous,as this is the first time I’ve done anything like this – but after talking to many other volunteers and having my interview with the staff, I’m blown away by what the camp offers the children it serves and so honored to have been selected to be part of their team this summer. I am asking for your help sponsoring me in order to cover a portion of my living and travel expenses during this time. I’m hoping that you will help in whatever way you can, and I will be donating any funds raised above and beyond my goal directly to the camp. Even if you can’t give anything, your thoughts, prayers, and good will are worth more than I can say. Thank you! Continue Reading >>

  • from advisor Gwen Alston:
Yes, it’s me! I’m still in NYC, and I’ve been happily training asregularly as I can with the Team for Kids crew in Brooklyn andin Central Park. Below is an image of me cooling down after a9-mile run we did, which included crossing the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges a couple of times. It was a wonderful run, the first I did with the team, and I enjoyed meeting so manyenthusiastic people. The other is a photo of some of the other

team members.

And when not running with them, I’ve been running on my own, round and round the park, or up and down the East River Drive.


Now, I’d like to thank all of you friends and family who have contributed so generously to the Team for Kids charity.


$380 have been raised so far!

My final goal is $2,620, and I have just a few more months to

go (until October). So here’s my latest pitch to ask that those

of you who have not yet contributed might like to–in the US,

your donation is completely tax deductible. If you’re concerned about security or costs on your credit card, you are welcome to send

a check. The instructions for how to do this are on the

TFK website.

Will you continue to help me? Any amount that you or your

friends or colleagues can offer will be a wonderful contribution.

Your giving helps New York Road Runners Youth Programs to:

  • Serve over 100,000 children in more than 400 schools and community centers with FREE programs.
  • Reach children of all fitness levels and athleticism, with a heightened focus on reaching out-of-shape and overweight kids with little or no athletic experience.
  • Prevent overweight or obese children from eventually
  • suffering heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes,
  • and other chronic illnesses.

Here’s the link to the fundraising page where you can make

your donation.

 Whether you are a runner, have worked with children or havekids yourself, I hope you will join me to further this cause.Here’s where you can donate.

And, by all means, come see me run on November 4th in NYC,
or join me on the run! I’d love to see you there.


Thank you!Love,
  • from advisor Claire Lambe:

“Dear Mother Nature”at the Dorsky Museum,

SUNY New Paltz

click HERE for more information on this exhibtion

Claire Lambe

Tel: 845 901 2893 
ARTJournal: http://clairehl.livejournal.com

  • from advisor Marcy Gordon:


Marcy will be participating in a very interesting panel discussion and networking event next week at The Meta Center.

For further information, click on the below link and scroll down:


Love, peace and blessings,


from advisor Karl Berger:




Workshop/Performance AT EL TALLER

 July 26


7:30 p.m. Open workshop/rehearsal followed by a 9:00 p.m. performance

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra will come to Manhattan’s upper west side to perform at the beautiful El Taller space at 2710 Broadway ( corner of 104th St ) on Tuesday, July 26.

Following a critically-acclaimed run at The Jazz Gallery, and before that at The Stone, Karl Berger’s Orchestra of 20 or more professional string, horn, and percussion soloists continues to turn improvisational ideas developed in the 7:30 pm workshop/rehearsal into a fully formed 9:00 pm orchestral performance. Using his “Music Mind” concept, Karl introduces a new approach and experience of harmonizing improvised sound.

Conducted in Karl’s inimitable style, developed at the legendary Creative Music Studio, this orchestra of extraordinary improvisers explores original themes, melodies from the world’s folk traditions and compositions written by legendary improvisers such as Don Cherry or Ornette Coleman, as well as musical ideas that arise spontaneously. One of the orchestra’s trademarks is Ingrid Sertso’s uncanny vocalization and poetry.

Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra has a rotating cast of soloists, with a solid core of regulars. Players for this El Taller performance are: Warren Smith, drums, Hollis Headrick, percussion, John Pietaro, percussion, Hill Greene, bass, David Perrott, bass, Harvey Valdes, guitar, John Ehlis, guitar, mandolin, Sylvain Leroux, African flutes, Ken Ya Kawaguchi, shakuhachi flute, Frederika Krier” violin, Sana Nagano, violin, Judith Insell, viola, Tomas Ulrich cello, Brian Groder, trumpet, Thomas Heberer, trumpet, Blaise Siwula, clarinets, Avram Fefer, bass clarinet, David Schnug, alto sax, Welf Dorr, alto sax, Mercedes Figueras, alto sax, Bill Ylitalo, alto flute, baritone sax, Mossa Bildner, vocals, Ingrid Sertso, vocals, poetry, and Karl Berger, keyboards/conducting.

The El Taller performance space has a long history of being the musical home in New York for musicians from all over the Americas. Artistic Director Bernardo Palombo has brought some of the greatest names in American music to El Taller including, Mercedes Sosa, Philip Glass, David Byrne, and Pete Seeger.


El Taller is located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at:

2710 Broadway (corner of 104th Street)

For concert information contact: (212) 665-9460


Tickets are $20.00 Workshop + Performance | $15.00 for Students with ID

$15.00 Performance Only | $10.00 for Students with ID


The Creative Music Foundation, Inc was founded by Karl Berger, Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman as a not-for-profit support for the vision of a world view and common ground of music beyond styles and categories. Out of this vision grew the now legendary Creative Music Studio (CMS). For nearly two decades, the Creative Music Studio was considered to be the premier center for the study of creative music.


All net proceeds support the Creative Music Studio’s Archive Project, the preservation and re-mastering of over 400 historic CMS recordings from the 70s and 80s of some of the finest innovators in jazz, improvisation, and world music. The Archive Project is in collaboration with Columbia University. More information can be found at:



  • from advisor Iris Mack:

We are pleased to announce that our company just received new contracts in the U.S. and Asia. The downside is we are paring down some of our activities and looking for ways to become leaner and more efficient.   Hence, Dr. Mack will no longer be devoting time to sending personal emails with her daily blogs. However, we cordially invite you to subscribe to the RSS feeds for Dr. Mack’s London-based finance blog http://www.wilmott.com/blogs/irismack.   Also, please note that we are in the process of moving to new offices on Miami Beach and in Singapore. You can find our new office addresses on the CONTACT page of http://www.imackgroup.com/ .

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!Seargeant AlexanderV P of Business DevelopmentPhat Math, Inc.www.IMackGroup.com

  • from advisor Sharon Rich:

I’m going through a time when family is calling for my full attention. Over the last several months my husband and I have supported our family through a challenging time that culminated in the death of my mother-in-law this past Tuesday at age 88.
Times like these are full of lessons. Wanted to share with you a few things that my mother-in-law’s profound life — and death — have taught me. I hope these have value for you, as well: 

1. People underestimate their impact. As I sat down to write some words to share at the service, I discovered that the most difficult parts of my relationship with my mother-in-law had led to some profound shifts in my life for which I am incredibly grateful. Upon reflection I find this is true of the difficult relationships I’ve experienced in business, as well.

2. Tough times and tough people make us stronger. The challenges we face force us to get clear about who we are and what we believe in. People who push us in both positive and negative ways are our teachers. They give us the opportunity to stand firmly in our beliefs and learn to have a relationship even when we disagree.

3. Everything comes to go. Nothing lasts forever and although painful, that’s exactly as it should be. Impermanence is the way of life and in many ways what gives everything its value. Whether in family or business, expecting and embracing and trusting change makes for a completely different experience of life than fighting, hating and resisting it.

4. Honor the process. There is a tremendous amount of wisdom out there from people who have trodden these paths before us. We can learn so much from other’s experience and from spiritual practices that relate to loss and mourning and returning to life, whether we are talking about the tremendous loss of a loved one or the more mundane yet still impactful losses we experience daily in business and life. Sometimes the best thing we can do is look for guidance and go with the flow.

I hope you’ll let someone know the impact they’ve had on you, take a moment to appreciate what you’ve got, and make the most of the next few weeks until we connect again.


Agree? Disagree? Join the conversation by clicking here to post on my blog.

For more information, click here to visit my web site.

Or, contact me directly:
Sharon Rich
CEO/Chief Growth Engineer

  • from advisor Barry Heyman:


Dear members:

We had our committee meeting yesterday and the following was decided:

1. Name of the Committee: First Mondays Music Committee; FM (First Mondays) Music Committee (for logo; internal Committee use)

2. Mission Statement: The First Mondays Music Committee’s mission is to provide resources & opportunities to performing artists and related professionals.

3. Date of our first official First Mondays (FM) Music Committee Panel and Showcase will be: Monday, October 1, 2012, 6-9p, at 78 Below, 380 Columbus Ave (between 77th St & 78th St), NYC. Please mark your calendars.

Attached are the Minutes.

Our next call will be on Tuesday, July 24th, 5p EST.

On the agenda:

Music Panels/showcases – Schedule of events for the first 4 panels. Discuss and decide on 4 topics for the first 4 events and discuss ideas for panelists for the first panel and artist ideas for the first showcase, and generally.

Approximate call time: 45 mins

The conference dial-in number is:
(712) 775-7100
The participant access code is:

Please indicate that you can participate on the call by adding your name at the following link:http://www.doodle.com/zc4xbyz9kh4qcdrw

Thank you.



Friends and Advisors:

Welcome to our new Advisors!!   August is almost here. Hope you are enjoying the Summer of 2012.  Above are some great events in the coming weeks which can help you make it a summer to remember. Please support our fellow advisors and their great endeavors.

In the news: Young Advisors Max Schneider and Nick Poulios, and  their new band will be opening a 18 City tour this summer for Victoria Justice.

(See: www.victoriajustice.netand www.maxschneider.com for tour details and to buy tickets).


Young Advisor Cooper Grodin will co-star in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Stephen Soundheim’s  INTO THE WOODS this July and August. (see prior Tip Sheets for details).

We have launched a new FM Film Committee. For recent minutes or to join the committee, see our Facebook page.

We are also trying to organize our next Women Who Lunch/NYC. Please email me to dan@firstmondays.com  if you are interested in volunteering for this or any of our other events or committees.

So many opportunities for relaxation, recreation and growth this summer.  Please support our growing community of creative entrepreneurs.

Have a safe, productive and relaxing rest of the summer. Make new memories.

Take lots of Instagrams..

Keep swinging,



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