Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Applause Celebrates Twenty Years

photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Through the years, my involvement and work for Applause has brought me more joy than one can truly measure. I'm so aligned with their vision and feel so committed to helping their mission to bring the love and appreciation of the performing arts to all of their students. I love sharing their performances in photographs so they can see the results of their hard work. For more than 10 years I've watched these incredibly dedicated and talented kids through my lens and seen them grow-up into young adults. Many have become friends with my kids (who also are in the Applause family) and many have become mitzvah clients as well. The 20th Anniversary Gala took place at the home of Applause, the Dicapo Theater and alumni from around the country came to celebrate Audrey Kaplan and her wonderful Applause program. It was the most amazing evening.


photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Here's a shout-out to past 20 years of the Applause Family:

Founder: Audrey Kaplan

Former & Current Teachers:
Richard Alvarez, Nathaniel Beliveau, Adrielle Belle, Jonathan Brenner, Heather Capelle, Matthew Conti, Erika Foss, Emily Gatesman, Nekira Grant, Lee Kasper, Alex LeFavre, Micchaela Lieberman, Zack McFadden, Kristen Orechiwsky, Emily Pinas, Maureen Russell, Ronnie Rios, Lou Steele, Amanda Stein, Charlie Stevens, Lana Stevens, Danicah Waldo, Katie Thewes

Musical Direction by Peter Capelle | Choreography by Katie Thewes

Alumni:
Samantha Barat, Erich Bergen, Stefan Dorosz, Anthony Fazio, Giselle Grant, Drew Hirsh, Sara Kramer, Richie Moreno, Amanda Perez, Katherine Radin, Jed Resnick, Marcus Richardson, Andy Sandberg, Sas Simon, Sabastian Stan, Emily Stern, Jessica Trager, Jessica Waxman

20th Anniversary Honoree: Marcus Richardson

Current "A" Class:
Jairyn Arias, Sabrina Finkelstein, Andy Hartman, Eden Jurick
Adam Kern, Maggie Langer, Ava Levinson, Dorothy Lorenz, Katie Marshall, Max Nusbaum, Alex O'She, Sherlicia Patrick, Sammy Pignalosa, Violet Prisk, Gabby Rosenbloom, Sara Rosenthal, Sofia Roth, Flora Sahlman, Alex Seigerman, Diana Stettner, Cammie Swain, Chase Thede, Chrlotte Wolf

Musical Direction by Mark Janas | Choreography by Sari Breuer

Special thank you to Melissa Rosenbloom and her Gourmet Advisory team, Total Entertainment, Jennifer Gould, Jen Stoler (for her cool Applause beanies) and Paolo Ferraris for their support on this event.

photographs of Applause 20th anniversary gala in NYC by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Monday, March 16, 2015

Coming Soon: Ruff & Ready

We played RUFF on Saturday night! All the action coming soon...

Incredible Bar Mitzvah photo in Time Square by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater

Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

It was a special night at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester last Thursday. Former lead vocalist of Journey, Steve Augeri and his band performed to benefit Sunrise Day Camps. It's the nation’s only dedicated day camps for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. The fun, friendship and happiness continue year round through various camp-like programs and hospital services. Sunrise Day Camps bring the simple pleasures of childhood back to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness. And because Sunrise is a day camp, it does all this while allowing the children to continue their medical treatment and enjoy the comfort and safety of their own homes at night. Today, Sunrise Day Camps have locations in Long Island, NY, Pearl River, NY and Israel, and are affiliated with 21 renowned hospitals and medical centers. The Capitol Theater hosted the event with cocktails, and fabulous food provided by Lawrence Scott Events. Tulane Alumn Elyse Luray was the auctioneer and helped to raise money for this very worthy cause. Please visit the Sunrise Day Camp site to learn more and help where you can.


Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick
Photos of Rock the River Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

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