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LA Art Show: Modern Voices in Art Arrive in LA

Featuring a range of international and domestic galleries and artists, the LA Art Show runs at the Los Angeles Convention Center February 14th to the 18th. The show has over 120 galleries, museums, and non-profit arts organizations from around the world exhibiting painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, photography, design, video and performance spread out over more than 180,000 square feet of exhibition space. These domestic and international galleries, beyond their booths, curate special exhibits that are at the forefront of the burgeoning contemporary art movement. The fair offers an extraordinary array of works and experiences in specialized sections.

Along with gallery exhibitions are special talks and presentation. The Art Over Eras – Styles of Expression and Inspiration exhibition showcases post-impressionist to modern to contemporary periods, and guides visitors through the evolution of artistic expression, with the goal to amplify a diverse range of galleries, forging connections with new audiences, art enthusiasts, and collectors through talks and exhibitions.

Featured exhibitions include “I” of the Beholder: Dain Yoon, Grandmother’s Country: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi, and ALPHACUBE: Lorenzo Marini, among many others.

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LA Art Show
February 14 - 18, 2024

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America: Innovation in Beer Comes to Nashville

Encompassing the ever-growing world of craft beers, ciders, and fermented beverages, The Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America comes to Nashville, Tennessee, May 7th to the 10th, 2023. The Brewers Association is a not-for-profit trade association, and the Craft Brewers Conference is the place for people in the brewing industry to meet, network, and hear informative panel discussions. Topics include brewery safety, innovations in gluten free brewing, distribution, money saving techniques and more. Held alongside the Craft Brewers Conference is BrewExpo America.

BrewExpo America is the largest brewing trade show in the U.S., with more than 600 vendors showing off the latest tech and innovations. The trade show is organized to help you brew up better profits and beverages, with everything from new tech, to specialized conferences.

To learn more, go to:

Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America
May 7 - 10, 2023
Nashville, TN

Actor Stanley Tucci Learns a Thing of Two About Olive Oil Thanks to The Petroni Way


When actor Stanley Tucci came to visit the Petroni family olive groves in Puglia to film a segment for CNN’s “Searching For Italy,” he was trying discover the authentic Italian olive oil experience. Tucci loves food and now lives in London with his wife Felicity Blunt — sister of his Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt. The couple met thanks to Emily and were married in 2012 with Tucci continuing to act, write and follow his love of food and cooking.

His latest project — the CNN produced series “Searching for Italy” — received two Emmy noms and was also screened by the BBC. First aired in 2021, The program was so successful it was renewed for another season. The actor and gourmand tours Italy discovering the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines.

The Petroni family patriarch expected to meet an experienced pro when it came to Italian products. Especially since he is Italian, they thought, at least, he would know a few things about Italian food, in particular, olive oil. Petroni had invited Tucci to the family farm’s olive groves that day while he visited Puglia, Italy, during a taping of “Searching for Italy.”

During the visit, revealed Agricola Petroni family owner Pier Francesco Petroni, they learned a few things about Tucci. “Stanley didn’t know the correct way to taste olive oil. In fact, most people don’t know. But we showed him how. And he loved it.”

petroniLOnce the noted actor learned the “right way” to taste olive oil, it not only changed him, it changed the Petroni family business forever and has created a sensation here in the States.

Says Pier, “Our sales have more than tripled to the U.S. And this is just from orders through our website. We are looking for an importer/distributor to take us on for all of the American market.”

Tucci isn’t the only American who doesn’t know much about olive oil. According to Petroni, while Americans love Italian food, most of us are totally doing olive oil all wrong – especially the extra virgin variety. According the taste master, “Americans burn it, drench with it, and (gasp!) Deep fry stuff in it.”

Surveys have also shown Americans have a very low OOIQ (Olive Oil IQ). Olive oil is becoming such an important and essential product for people’s good health, the FDA recently declared it as a medicinal product that can help prevent coronary heart disease. It’s not an ordinary condiment. the FDA officially recognized extra-virgin olive oil benefits us.

The featured olive oil, some of which is born from 300-year-old trees, is considered some of the best in Italy. Petroni olive trees are located at the foot of the Alta Murgia National Park in Puglia, between 150 and 300 meters above sea level and the temperate climate makes their cultivation perfect. In this wonderfully rich land, each olive tree has its roots in a calcareous soul consisting of the typical tuff, a rock of magmatic origin that gives the oils produced intoxicating aromas and superfine flavors.

Adds Petroni, “We have over one thousand years of history. Our territory is Canosa di Puglia and it has charm and it has so many ancient customs. It contains ancient traces of so much history. The underground treasures of what is known as The Dauni hypogea, fragments of the world of Magna Graecia and it shows just how powerful and far reaching the power of Rome was. In fact, the Romans were so grateful to have these places they renamed it ‘Little Rome.’ Inside this ancient city there are numerous archaeological sites to visit including the hypogea and authentic ceramics that reveal the Hellenistic culture.”

Agricola Petroni does olive oil tastings at their Puglia facility. Should you decide to visit, call or email in advance and schedule a visit.

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Surati Holi Hai, The Festival of Color, Comes to New Jersey

The largest festival of colors celebration in America, Surati Holi Hai, is coming to Hoboken and Jersey City on June 15, 2019. Holi Hai, an ancient Indian Spring festival, promotes peace, equality and unity through cultural diversity, color play, a color walk in which participants will smear each other with colors at the start of the walk as they their way along the Hudson waterfront with friends/family to dance with the live dhol (drum beats).

The festival also includes live performances, educational and interactive workshops, interactive art, food, a children's zone, DJ, dancing and much more.

The festival will begin at 10 a.m. at Jersey City Hall (280 Grove Street) with the Color Walk and end at Pier A Park in Hoboken, where the waterfront Spring festival celebrations will begin at 12 noon featuring color play, color countdowns, live performances, food vendors, a children’s zone, two performance stages, DJ, dancing, cabana style tents, a cash bar and drink specials.

T-shirts, color-packets and water are included for registered walkers. On-site registrations at Jersey City Hall will begin at 8:30 am. The general public can register for the Jersey City Color Walk online at. The Festival of Colors in Hoboken is FREE for everyone. 

To learn more, go to:

Surati Holi Hai
June 15, 2019

Jersey City Hall
280 Grove St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Pier A Park
Hoboken, NJ

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