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Sat - December 1, 2018 12:59 pm     A+ | a-
Alyson Williams - with Special Guest, Maurice Lynch & The Harlem Musical Revue with Spencer X.
Alyson Williams - with Special Guest, Maurice Lynch & The Harlem Musical Revue with Spencer X.
Please come out and enjoy this great show. In the heart of New York City for the Holidays. Harlem's First Lady of Jazz Alyson Williams will be presenting her new Holiday Single - "Happy Holidays" along with other holiday favorites.

Make time for joy this season at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by Chase. Get your tickets today. There is no better place than Radio City Music Hall to share joy, laughter, and lasting memories as you take in the legendary precision and grace of the Rockettes. The Christmas Spectacular is sure to become an unforgettable part of your Christmas tradition.
 
https://www.stubhub.com/christmas-spectacular-starring-the-radio-city-rockettes-tickets/performer/5506/

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Sat - December 1, 2018 12:59 pm     A+ | a-
Wishing you Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from Maurice Lynch Music
Wishing you Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from Maurice Lynch Music
Wishing you Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays from Maurice Lynch Music. There is no place in the world that is as exciting as New York City during the Holiday Season....We have and exciting month of Music and Celebration.. Please follows us on Social Media Links and here on our website......  December 5th and 19th we will be performing at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Alyson Williams.... will be presenting her new Holiday single “ Happy Holidays” with special guest .......Maurice Lynch & The Harlem Musical Revue ........with Spencer X.
 
Warmest thoughts,  Best Wishes and a very Happy New Year. Wishing you — Peace, Joy, and Hope. Maurice Lynch Music.
 
Maurice Lynch
Producer

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Sun - November 11, 2018 1:17 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music - Anna Cleveland & Lazaro Costa - Jean-Paul Gaultier - Folie Bergere in Paris
Maurice Lynch Music - Anna Cleveland & Lazaro Costa - Jean-Paul Gaultier - Folie Bergere in Paris
Maurice Lynch Music - "Congratulates Anna Cleveland, Daughter of Pat Cleveland and Paul Van Ravenstein for her Debut in Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show at The Folie Bergere in Paris.
 
Anna is performing in the show and channels Josephine Baker. I’m so excited for her as she branches out from modeling and begins her career in dance and music. I look forward to working with Anna in the future on new music as The magic of “Tonight Josephine” continues.
The show will be running from October 1- December 29, 2018”

Vogue Article - Behind The Scenes Of Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show
Jean Paul Gaultier hasn't been a fixture at Paris Fashion Week for a few years – but he's making his mark on the city again with a riotous theatre show at the legendary Folies Bergère. Vogue meets the designer as preparations for his unconventional spectacle take shape.

  Jean Paul Gaultier is a designer faced with the rare problem of having produced work so well known that it is often referenced or plagiarized unintentionally. From his torso-shaped perfume flasks to the corsets with cone-shaped cups, his trademarks have now entered a global visual language – a postmodern repertoire of sorts.

 When asked about these accidental homages, he smiles. "Well, it's a compliment isn't it?" he says, as he welcomes Vogue into his headquarters in the heart of multicultural Strasbourg–Saint-Denis. His reaction perfectly sums up his vision: grounded, aware, yet lighthearted. A philosophy that is still at the core of everything he touches – including the preview he is about to give us of the costumes for his upcoming Fashion Freak Show – a raucous, autobiographical spectacle falling somewhere between a revue and a fashion show, opening to the public on 2 October at the legendary Folies Bergère. As we enter the industrial space, a shrill voice fills the room. "Jean Paul! Am I just a hanger to you?" The voice belongs to none other than runway model Anna Cleveland (daughter of the iconic Pat Cleveland), one of the members of his typically diverse cast. Theatrically, she emerges from behind a folding screen, clad in an electric-blue sequin evening dress with a trail so long, it comes with its own matching hanger, designed to be carried as part of the look. The pair burst out laughing. This is Gaultier in a nutshell: an unserious design, seriously well cut. "I've never been into solemn, church-like fashion, and I'm not going to start now… I want my shows to be met not with a tear of emotion, but a giggle or a smile."

It was 42 years ago that he sent a deep, unsettling rumble through the fashion world by crafting couture garments out of straw and bringing punk attitude to French chic – not to mention all the men in skirts and unabashed references to bondage. It was a provocation that shocked, but never seeked to upset, earning him his nickname as fashion's enfant terrible. "I always liked so-called freaks, people who stood out and were in fact just as beautiful – mixed aesthetics, harmonious clashes, and the idea of a bad boy seducing a duchess," he said, summing up a utopian vision that he brought not only to runways but also to music (such as Madonna's Blond Ambition tour) and films (he designed the costumes for Luc Besson's The Fifth Element). All of which he is carrying on to yet another stage: the Folies Bergère, the famous cabaret venue where Josephine Baker and Charlie Chaplin once starred alongside no end of titillating entertainers. Performing here has been a lifelong dream for Gaultier, and his own show promises to be every bit as unconventional as the venue's storied reputation.

The show unfolds as a retrospective of the designer's bygone decades: personal recollections, pop memories, love and friendships, articulated through re-envisioned, emblematic elements of his work. Childhood epiphanies and traumas feature too. His teddy bear – Gaultier’s first muse – will make an appearance (in a guise yet to be revealed): as a young boy, he once operated on the fluffy toy to add the conical breasts that would later come to enjoy icon status on Madonna's corsets. His old school teacher is also represented, in the form of classroom doodles of costumes that were seized and pinned to Gaultier's back to teach him a lesson (having the opposite effect on his classmates).

Next in line: his wild youth in the 1970s at Le Palace and his discovery of punk chic in London; but also the late Francis Menuge, his boyfriend and business partner, who was instrumental in giving Gaultier the confidence and strategic advice necessary to launch his line (he died of AIDS in the 1990s). They all tell the tale of an epoch as much as they do his personal story.
And the narrative is carried out by the garments themselves. "Clothes have the power to trigger memories as much as real questions; they are central to this project." Reworked to be stage-friendly, comfortable and ultra-theatrical, his signatures – "les boudins" (rolls of fabric) used to accentuate the hips, shoulders and other parts of the body; sailor costumes; S&M touches; and of course gender-bending menswear – will all be there, louder than ever.

"I've always liked the idea that, like in people, there could be a second life or reading on things, a sudden beauty," he says of his use of cans turned into bracelets, or dresses cut out of bin bags, all for a very pop-art vision, "like a child who hasn't yet been conditioned by social judgement, and sees no difference in things."

This boundless vision has marked his entire career: he repeatedly shocked highbrow Paris by devoting equal levels of excitement to working with Hermès as with Diet Coke; or by choosing unexpected women to walk for his shows, from Björk to French reality-TV star Nabilla Benattia.

And the same can be said of his cast today, which comes in an array of shapes, sizes and skills: model Anna Cleveland; arthouse-cinema diva Rossy de Palma; Demi Mondaine, a singer Gaultier spotted on The Voice – not forgetting a coterie of strippers and contortionists.

Behind the scenes, Gaultier has been working hand in hand with director Tonie Marshall and Grammy-winning composer Nile Rodgers to produce true, indulgent entertainment. "That's what people want. I remember once being stopped, in the mid-Nineties, by a stranger in the street, who complimented me on one of my shows he had seen on TV. 'The décor! The lights! Amazing!' he said, and I thought: 'Aha, people just want to see a good show.'"

And, like pop art, his show also raises questions about the society around it: the press premiere is due to take place in the midst of Paris Fashion Week, a schedule Gaultier's been absent from since closing down his ready-to-wear line in 2014. Could this be a message for the industry to slow down? This is certainly what Cleveland has done: despite being a ​permanent Fashion Week fixture in the past, she has refused all offers of work in order to fully dedicate herself to her role in the ensuing six months. "This is an extremely touching sign of friendship, which is rare," adds the couturier.

As for Cleveland, her role – as Josephine Baker – is especially poignant: "my great-aunt was in fact Josephine's Sunday-school teacher, and taught her to leave and try to make it as a performer... she always inspired me," she said, adding that she grew up with posters of the artist in her room. Today, "Jean-Paul is pushing for a kind of beauty that uplifts you and expands your horizon". A message about the power of visibility that the whole crew seem to agree on: "We are continuing what he [has] always strived for: turning differences into beauty and celebrating the individual," says Raphael Cioffi, a comedy writer known for his viral sketches on French TV, who wrote the performance's script. The show, a hybrid of genders and genres, "is true to original, irreverent fashion: creative, sincere and beyond anything, fun".

Thanks 
Maurice Lynch 
Producer 

Contributing Links Below:
https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/jean-paul-gaultier-fashion-freak-show?fbclid=IwAR2IGiE_EJz0BBAAuIDlVyGSR3jYSi3E5TT9K7vfGBTm4x2Hhk952C3q6cM
http://jpgfashionfreakshow.com/?lang=en
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=9MAbIwVeNeU
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcTiWt0EExg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4S3wjOKS-U
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Thu - October 18, 2018 8:54 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music-World Premiere-The Times of Bill Cunningham at The New York Film Festival-2018
Maurice Lynch Music-World Premiere-The Times of Bill Cunningham at The New York Film Festival-2018
I was so thrilled and over-whelmed to celebrate at the 56th Annual New York Film Festival Premiere of “The Times of Bill Cunningham” by film maker Mark Bozek, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker. 
 
The documentary showcases the life of New York legend, street photographer Bill Cunningham.
The Iconic New York Times Photographer, who created Street Style Photography as a Fine Arts Genre, circa 70s! There are 3 million photos in his Estates Foundation.
The film includes a rarely seen 1994 interview with Mr. Cunningham talking about his now iconic NY Times photographs. The film takes the viewer on an exciting and joyous journey into the world of one of the world’s most legendary street photographers. Like Editor Carol Dietz would say “I shall always get dressed for Bill”. Fashion Royalty came out to celebrate his legacy with a night of Fashion, Film and Music.
 
My song “Tonight Josephine” sang by Legendary Super-Model, Singer and Socialite Ms. Pat Cleveland was the films theme song.  I was so grateful that “Tonight Josephine" was so well received and that I was able to be a part of this historical documentary.
 
The film will be shown at select theaters and will be available on Netflix. I posted links below with film review’s and photographs.
 
Thanks
Maurice Lynch
Producer
 
https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/entertainment/%27the-life-and-times-of-bill-cunningham%27-premiere%2C-new-york-film-festival-2018-10-11
https://wwd.com/eye/parties/never-before-seen-bill-cunningham-film-reveals-real-side-of-the-photographer-1202877588/
https://wwd.com/eye/parties/gallery/the-times-of-bill-cunningham-world-premiere-1202877623/#!3/the-times-of-bill-cunningham-world-premiere-5
https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/the-times-of-bill-cunningham-review-1202978349/
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/times-of-bill-cunningham-nyff-2018-1150696
https://society6.com/times-of-bill-cunningham
https://thefilmstage.com/reviews/nyff-review-in-the-times-of-bill-cunningham-a-legendary-photographers-work-speaks-for-itself/
https://www.rogerebert.com/festivals-and-awards/nyff-2018-the-times-of-bill-cunningham-cold-war-detour
http://mauricelynchmusic.com/tonightjosephine-patcleveland/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tonight-josephine/id1122370887?i=1122371081
http://mauricelynchmusic.com/

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Mon - September 17, 2018 6:03 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music: World Premiere -The Times of Bill Cunningham- NYFF
Maurice Lynch Music: World Premiere -The Times of Bill Cunningham- NYFF
Maurice Lynch Music: The World Premiere of “The Times of Bill Cunningham” a documentary film by Mark Bozek. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker on New York Times Photographer and Icon the Late Bill Cunningham. It will premiere at (NYFF) The New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.“Tonight Josephine”  written by Maurice Lynch is the films theme song. Sang by Legendary Super Model, Singer and Socialite Ms. Pat Cleveland. It will be a great night of Film, Fashion and Style. 

Mark Bozek began work on this lovely and invigorating film about the now legendary street photographer on the day of Cunningham’s death in 2016 at the age of 87. Bozek is working with precious material, including a lengthy 1994 filmed interview with Cunningham (shot when he received a Media Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America) and his subject’s earliest pre-New York Times photographs, long unseen. In his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, Cunningham takes us through his Irish Catholic upbringing in Boston, his army stint, his move to New York in 1948 (which was controversial for his straitlaced family), his days as a milliner, his close friendships with Nona Park and Sophie Shonnard of Chez Ninon, his beginnings as a photographer, and his liberated and wholly democratic view of fashion. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Thanks 
Maurice Lynch
Producer

https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2018/films/the-times-of-bill-cunningham/
https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2018/sections/spotlight-on-documentary/
https://www.filmlinc.org/
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Tue - September 11, 2018 3:24 pm     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music - Remembering Everyone We Lost on 9/11
Maurice Lynch Music - Remembering Everyone We Lost on 9/11
I still remember so well. On this solemn day over 17 years ago, 
how my city was changed forever. 


May all of those that lost love ones, and who's lives were changed
find peace and remberance today.


I once heard my pastor The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Senior Minister
Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City, share this prayer.


"Holy Spirit, lead me, guide me
As I move throughout this day.
May your promptings deep inside me
Show me what to do and say.
In the power of your presence,
Strength and courage will increase.
In the wisdom of your guidance
Is the path that leads to peace"

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Senior Minister
Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City


Maurice Lynch
Producer
Maurice Lynch Music - New York City 
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Sat - September 1, 2018 6:34 pm     A+ | a-
 A Final Farewell to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin - Maurice Lynch Music
A Final Farewell to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin - Maurice Lynch Music
A star-studded send-off for Aretha Franklin in her hometown of Detroit. An emotional goodbye with R.E.S.P.E.C.T for the Queen of Soul. With her soaring voice that became an inspirational standard for other singers to match.

Carried away in a gleaning 24-karat gold casket. As sea of pink Cadillac cars followed the Queen of Soul on her final journey, out of our presence but never out of our hearts................ All Hail the Queen,

It's hard saying good-bye.    My heart is broken.

Maurice Lynch
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Thu - August 16, 2018 2:08 pm     A+ | a-
The Legendary Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin & Producer - Maurice Lynch - © Maurice Lynch Music
The Legendary Queen of Soul - Aretha Franklin & Producer - Maurice Lynch - © Maurice Lynch Music
Regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time, no singer alive has had as much effect on me as "The Queen of Soul,  Aretha Franklin". The Queen of Soul was my mother’s favorite singer and I grew up with her voice always being played in our home. Even now when I’m working on music  The Queen of Soul is there with me.

The Queen's powerhouse voice was a perfect blend of gospel and blues and she was a game changer in the Music Industry a strong-willed independent thinker, with a voice unlike any other that firmly solidified her place in our history books very early on in her career. Her talents did not just stop at her mind and her voice. A very gifted pianist who loved sitting down to express herself through the ivories.

The Queen of Soul was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, she has  influenced musicians of all walks of life long before that—and will continue to do so for a long time to come. Her legendary career broke records for female artists on the Billboard charts, winning 18 Grammy Awards and 2 Honorary Grammys. The Queen also was awarded America's highest honor the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

I've had the opportunity to meet her on several occasions, but the most compelling was the first time in 2000 at her book launch in New York City. The Queen was not taking photographs that day but, she took one with me and stated “How could I not take a picture with a fine man like you”. It was magical, and at my church, The Riverside Church in New York City at the Funeral of  Luther Vandross, I was assigned to be her host that day. The Queen was so gracious and ethereal. Her legacy and memory will always be a part of my heart and journey. The Queen of Soul will be dearly missed. We know the Queen is being welcomed and given the microphone, with open arms at the heavenly jam session now taking place up above.

Long live the Queen is evident. There is no doubt of the incredible impact she has made both on the music industry and on popular culture during a career that spanned over half a century. The Queen will leave a massive void that cannot be filled and her legacy will live on.

" Aretha Franklin was the voice of our generation and her voice was a feminist anthem for black and all women. Black folks-love ,pain redemption and vulnerability, she sang the secular and the sacred -with a voice that touched our souls-she exemplified the soul of Black folks and transcended it"....Taniquil Jones 2018

All Hail The Queen.

Maurice Lynch
Producer
Maurice Lynch Music 

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Wed - July 4, 2018 12:04 am     A+ | a-
Maurice Lynch Music- Wishes You A Happy July 4th & Independence Week
Maurice Lynch Music- Wishes You A Happy July 4th & Independence Week
                      Happy July 4th & Independence Week
 
As we celebrate our nation's freedom, let’s also honor the courageous men and women dedicated to preserving it. If America has touched your heart then let Fourth of July be a time to say 'Thank You'.  “Freedom lies in being bold”, having the courage to fight for it and head in your chosen direction. Celebrate Independence Day with your friends, family, loved ones and music. Wishing you a great and fantastic Independence Week...........Maurice Lynch 

“Celebrate our nation’s birthday NYC-style this 4th of July. On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, NYC will be the best place in the country to celebrate Independence Day, especially since it’s the home to the incredible Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display. From NYC parks to rooftop bars, we’ve got you covered on where to catch the most spectacular view of the show set against the city's skyline. Check out our guide to the biggest summer holiday and make the most of this year’s long weekend with plenty of epic parties and things to do outside.”

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/4th-of-july

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Fri - June 15, 2018 5:22 pm     A+ | a-
Celebrating Bill Cunningham – N.Y. Historical Society Exhibit. June 08 - September 09, 2018
Celebrating Bill Cunningham – N.Y. Historical Society Exhibit. June 08 - September 09, 2018
If you are in New York City please make sure that you visit the New-York Historical Society’s exhibit.
“Celebrating Bill Cunningham”. The exhibit is running this summer from June 8- September 9, 2018. The opening was incredible. I am so honored that my song “Tonight Josephine” sang by Pat Cleveland is being featured in the museum retrospective exhibit on this great New York Times Iconic Photographer The Late Bill Cunningham........Maurice Lynch  

Celebrating Bill Cunningham marks the New-York Historical Society’s recent acquisition of objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs that reflect the life and work of Bill Cunningham, one of the late 20th century’s most influential trend-spotters and style authorities. The legendary New York Times journalist and photographer was frequently spied on the city’s streets, at fashion shows, and elegant soirées capturing New York’s fashion innovators and cultural glitterati. Showcasing a selection from Cunningham’s Facades project―his eight-year photographic project documenting New York City’s architectural and fashion history, shown at the Museum in 2014―Celebrating Bill Cunningham also features photographs documenting his friendship with floral designer Toni Cimino, known as Suzette; a Cunningham bicycle; his Nikon camera; signature blue jacket; ephemera; and unforgettable William J hats. Curated by Debra Schmidt Bach, curator of decorative arts.
Generous support for this exhibition provided by May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
The New-York Historical Society would like to extend sincere appreciation to John Kurdewan, who has provided invaluable assistance for our effort to collect items that document and commemorate Bill Cunningham's life. Celebrating Bill Cunningham would not be possible without his insight and support. 
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the Seymour Neuman Endowed Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. WNET is the media sponsor.
 
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
 
Maurice Lynch
Producer
 
https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/celebrating-bill-cunningham
https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/bill-cunningham-new-york-historical-society-1283111
https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/news/a9636/bill-cunningham-new-york-historical-society/
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/new-york-fashion-photographer-bill-cunningham-museum-retrospective
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