Month: November 2013

The Art of Cool

by Lily Hoagland Last night, throngs of the beautiful people in art and fashion descended upon the OPENHOUSE gallery at the behest of Julia Restoin Roitfeld. The dress code ended up being either black leather hipster or center-of-attraction carnival wear, and the downtown vibe was set to the music commandeered by Leigh Lezark, DJing as …

A Performance of Cultural Spirit

When dancer Michelle Ren joined Shen Yun, she was excited by the possibilities. “It gave me this opportunity to stand on the world’s stage, and to share authentic Chinese culture,” she says. “I realized that this was something really different, a really unique opportunity. I feel very fortunate.” Now the associate company manager, choreographer, and …