Simmie Knox, Artist

As a youngster, the first love of Simmie Knox was baseball. But an eye injury forced him to give up playing for a while, and, at a doctor’s urging, he took up drawing to help him regain the ability to focus. It turned out to be his life’s work. Knox taught art for many years before turning to painting portraits. His work quickly drew praise, and his commissions have included Supreme Court justices, cabinet members, and key sports and entertainment personalities. His biggest commission was to paint the official White House portraits of President Clinton and his wife, Hillary — the first by an African-American artist. There are more than 225,000 artists in the U.S., just over 2½ percent of them African-American.

Newsweek Magazine recognized Mr. Knox’s talents by featuring him in a story of the portrait for President Clinton. NEWSWEEK

As The World Turns Fan Event 2009

Meet the cast of AS THE WORLD­ TURNS at the 2009 Fan Club Luncheon on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis, located at 1535 Broadway in New York City. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit per person will reserve your seat in the order it is received. Your Final ­Payment is due no later than March 1, 2009. Deposits will not be accepted after March 1, 2009 – Full Payments Only. You can purchase tickets after March 1, 2009, if seats are still available. These tickets must be paid in full by Money Order Only. Current Fan Club Members $125.00 Per Ticket ~ Non-Fan Club Members $135.00 Per Ticket. Children Under 5 years of age are not permitted. If you wish to sit together money must be mailed in together – No exceptions.10 People Per Table ~ Additional People CANNOT be added to your party or table at a later date. List all names in your party on form below and indicate if they are members or non-members. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS ~ No Exceptions! ~ ON DEPOSITS AND/OR FINAL PAYMENTS! SEATING WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 500 PEOPLE, SO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN EARLY! CHECK OR MONEY ORDER (US FUNDS ONLY) MADE PAYABLE TO:

(Canada – We will only accept Postal Money Orders in US Funds) (All other Countries – We will only accept International Money Orders in US Funds)
Luncheon Tickets
P.O. Box 455
Lynbrook, NY 11563-0455

­ There are a limited number of rooms available at the Marriott Marquis at a special rate. Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday nights, single or double $329.00. For HOTEL reservations please call 800-843-4898 and mention “As The World Turns Fan Club.”

Jack Wagner To Appear on The Price Is Right

Jack Wagner (Nick) on “The Bold and the Beautiful” will guest star in an upcoming episode of america’s number one game show, “The Price is Right” with host, Drew Carey. It airs on Friday March 6th on CBS. Wagner will make several appearances throughout the show and appear in the Showcase at the end of the program.

The Jonas Brothers surprised screaming fans last night at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, when they showed up in person at a midnight screening of their new film, “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.” It was their first stop on their SURPRISE THEATER INVASION tour in which they will personally visit movie theaters in cities across the nation during the opening weekend of their new film.

“We couldn’t be more excited about this,” Kevin Jonas said. “It’s going to be a whirlwind trip, and I can’t think of a better way to launch our new film.”

Joe Jonas said: “I hope the fans we surprise at the movie theaters we visit have as much fun as I know we are going to have.”

“We love giving back to the fans, because they give so much to us, and I think this is a great way to show how much we appreciate them,” said Nick Jonas.

The boys have teamed up with NetJets Inc. and Marquis Jet for this nationwide event, enabling them to reach their fans in all these cities in just a few days.

Fans can stay connected with Kevin, Joe and Nick at each stop of their Surprise Theater Invasion this weekend with exclusive videos available only on V CAST Video from Verizon Wireless. Fans with V CAST-enabled phones will be able to see the boys as they travel the country, greet their fans and launch “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience”! For more information go to: JONAS BROS CONCERTS

source: business wire

Daytime Emmy Update

Soap Opera is reporting that there will be a daytime emmy broadcast.

“There will definitely be a broadcast and it will be a cool event!” confirms an insider. The nominations will be announced for the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy awards in late April. The broadcast is slated for early June. No word on where the ceremony will be held as well. For the last three years the event has been held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Check back with for updated information. MORE

Hyatt On Suset Gets Extreme Makeover

This storied 257-room hotel — until recently known as the Hyatt West Hollywood — reopened Jan. 8 as Andaz West Hollywood after a $48-million makeover. Andaz doesn’t hide its headline-making ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll heritage under a blanket of respectability; it flaunts it.ANDAZ WEST HOLLYWOOD

Trevor St. John To Screen Film

Trevor St. John is taking on a different role than his alter-ego, One Life To Live’s Todd Manning. The star of the popular ABC daytime soap stars in the Dan Gauthier (ex-Kevin, One Live To Live) directed film, The Art Of Getting Over It. He will attend a screening of it at the New York Downtown Short Film Festival. It is one of the short films being shown and reviewed. Audience members at this screening are given ballots and asked to “score” each film. Those films that receive the highest scores are screened at the annual festival in April. Check the actor’s website for the most current information. TREVOR WEBSITE

New York Downtown Short Film Festival”The Art Of Getting Over It” Screening: 5th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival – Audience Screenings – Friday, March 6th 8pm.
Admission: $10

Duo Multicultural Arts Center
62 East 4th Street
For tickets or more information, click: TICKETS


While everyone knows that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, it is largely forgotten that the groundwork for that event was laid more than 40 years earlier. In 1903, the Ohio Wesleyan baseball team played an away game against Notre Dame. The team’s catcher was a young African-American, Charles Thomas. When he was denied lodging at the team’s hotel in South Bend, Indiana, the Ohio Wesleyan baseball coach, Branch Rickey, had Thomas share his room. Years later, Rickey said the painful segregation incident was his inspiration to sign Jackie Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today, African-Americans are part of all Major League Baseball teams, which draw over 80 million fans each year to their games.

New York & Company To Outfit AMC Cast

See a dress of Kendall’s that you like? What about Taylor? Do you dare to want a dress worn by Erica Kane? Now here’s your chance.

Throughout the month of March, the female cast members of ALL MY CHILDREN will be wearing clothes from the national retailer New York & Company. “The versatility and style of their collection will not only enhance the day to day fashions of our diverse cast of characters, but also afford our audience the opportunity to find the fashions they see on ALL MY CHILDREN in the New York & Company stores throughout the country,” explains executive producer Julie Hanan Carruthers in a statement. Yes, what that means is you can dress like Kendall Hart Slater (Alicia Minshew) or Taylor Thompson (Beth Ehlers) or Erica Kane (Susan Lucci). Select items will be on sale through, simply click on the “Shop” button then go to the “SeenON!” section of the AMC page.

For more info on purchasing ABC items, click: SEEN ON TV or ABC.COM

Bono & The Edge Swings Spider Man To Broadway

The first official announcement of the “Spider-Man” musical has confirmed the show’s February 2010 opening at Broadway’s Hilton Theater — although at this point, one of the only bits of news revealed about the much-discussed project is the fact that the tuner has a subtitle.