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New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
September 4 – 11, 2014
This week, New York City will be turned over to top designers, bloggers, street style photographers, and Hollywood fashionistas with the prestigious 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Before the glamor on the runway, designers spend weeks preparing their Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collections which are showcased for 10 to 15 minutes for the fashion community. Lincoln Center and a selection of off-site venues will come alive with the fashion elite and all the glamor of the American fashion industry, and for those who aren’t lucky enough to be a part of the action, most NYFW shows will be live streamed on their website featuring behind-the-scenes looks and designer interviews. There will be more than 80 shows from well-known brands like Ralph Lauren and Anna Sui to international designers looking to debut their creative works. Anticipated shows include Rebecca Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which she says “imagines the Rolling Stones travelling to India”, Monique Lhuillier’s collection inspired by “the beauty of nature”, and Nicole Miller who looked to the art and culture of Brazil.
Look at the full schedule online: http://mbfashionweek.com/new-york/schedule
2014 NFL Season
Beginning September 4, 2014
The 2014 NFL season, the 95th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL), is now upon us, with the opening game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, September 4 on CBS at 8:30PM. Later, the San Francisco 49ers will open their first regular season home game at their new $1.3 billion home at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., against the Chicago Bears. A total of 256 games will be played over a seventeen week schedule, leading up to the Super Bowl game held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Arizona. In 2012, fans witnessed one of the most infamous games of the century when the Seattle Seahawks, then an up-and-coming team, hosted Green Bay. This time, they are defending Super Bowl Champions.
Look at the full schedule online: http://www.nfl.com/schedules
Toronto Film Festival (TIFF)
September 4 – 14, 2014
One of the most successful public film festivals in the world, the Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), will kick off on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Canada. World premieres, galas and parties comprise this illustrious event where stars, directors and industry supremos make the rounds. If you are a cinephile or simply just love to experience new and innovative films, TIFF is the event to attend. In this year’s festival, look out for crowd favorites like Wild, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and starring Reese Witherspoon; The Equalizer by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington; Nightcrawler, a thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal about the world of cable news; While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach’s follow up to his 2012 Festival hit Frances Ha; and the festival’s opening film The Judge, by David Dobkin and starring Robert Downey Jnr. A total of 393 films are scheduled to be shown, including 143 world premieres.
For more information visit http://tiff.net/
2014 Fall TV Premiere
Beginning September 1, 2014
All the popular TV shows are back with their much-awaited new seasons starting this month, and plenty of promising new shows will also air September through to October. Fox launches its new reality show Utopia in three-parts beginning September 7 at 8PM. Described as a “social experiment about building the fundamental pieces of a society – law, sexuality, religion and politics – from scratch”, Utopia sees seven women and eight men living together for an entire year on a compound somewhere in Southern California. Other new shows to premiere in September include CBS drama Madam Secretary, which explores the life of the newly appointed Secretary of State; FOX sitcom Mulaney, which follows a struggling stand-up comedian living in New York City; NBC’s A to Z, a romantic comedy that chronicles a relationship from beginning to end; Showtime’s The Affair, a new series set in the Hamptons which examines the effects of infidelity on two different marriages; ABC’s Black-ish which explores a man’s efforts to establish a cultural identity for his family; and Fox’s Gotham, a comic-book spin off which sees two detectives investigate the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents.
See the full list of Fall TV 2014 premieres here.
Broadway’s Fall Season 2014
Many exciting Broadway productions debut this falls season in Manhattan’s Theater District. Highly-anticipated new shows include the acclaimed production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – thewinner of 7 Olivier Awards including Best New Play, debuting September 10. The show brings Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life in a dazzling adaptation by two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens and Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse). Arrested Development’s Michael Cera has his Broadway debut in This Is Our Youth, which opens on September 11 and follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls in 1982 New York. Also upcoming is star-studded comedy It’s Only a Play, opening on October 9 and featuring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Helmed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, It’s Only a Play follows a playwright who has finally made it to Broadway – proving many of the best laughs happen behind the scenes. Rock Star Sting has throws his hat into the musical-theater ring with The Last Ship, debuting on October 26 – a tale inspired by his upbringing in northern England. Other noteworthy upcoming shows include Love Letters (September 18); The Country House (October 2); On the Town (October 16); Disgraced (October 23); and The Real Thing (October 30).
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