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Spotlight Speaker: How Magicians Think

| MON, MAR 14, 2022

Joshua Jay, one of the world’s most accomplished magicians who has appeared on the Tonight Show and Comedy Central, takes you behind the scenes to reveal the history, artistry, and…

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Spotlight Speaker: The History of Stand-Up

| WED, FEB 09, 2022

Wayne Federman, a veteran comedian chronicles the fascinating journey of the evolution of comedy from its earliest pre-vaudeville practitioners to present-day comedians. This program is offered virtually only. $25

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Spotlight Speaker: Food Americana

| WED, DEC 08, 2021

David Page, the creator, developer, and executive producer of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, presents an entertaining and humorous exploration through American cuisine. Presented in conjunction with…

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Spotlight Speaker: Ticking Clock

| TUE, OCT 26, 2021

Ira Rosen, the two time Peadbody Award winning writer and producer of 60 Minutes, reveals the untold stories of his decades at America’s most iconic news show. This program is…

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Virtual Spotlight Speaker: Laugh Lines by Alan Zweibel

| TUE, MAR 16, 2021

Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for $7 to Borscht Belt standups. One night when he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels, he became one of the first writers…

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Virtual Spotlight Speaker: Long Way Home by Cameron Douglas

| WED, JAN 20, 2021

In this moving, shocking, and inspiring memoir, Douglas, the son of Michael Douglas and grandson of Kirk Douglas, details the struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society…

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Virtual Spotlight Speaker Program: Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

| FRI, DEC 04, 2020

Kalb, an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Through these voicemails, Bell divulges unforgettable heart-to-hearts, family secrets, and her signature…

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Virtual Spotlight Speaker Program: The Cobbler by Steve Madden

| TUE, OCT 20, 2020

In conversation with Rosanna Scotto, co-host of Good Day New York Exclusive Long Island appearance Everyone knows Steve Madden’s name and his shoes, but few are familiar with his story.…

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Spotlight Speaker: Julie Satow, “The Plaza – The Secret Life of America’s Most Famous Hotel”

| THU, OCT 03, 2019

“An infectiously fun read,” The Plaza offers an unforgettable and thrilling account of one of New York City’s most illustrious landmarks, capturing the wealth, glamour, and scandals that have shaped…

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

| TUE, APR 16, 2019

Based on the true story of the unlikeliest of heroes, Beneath A Scarlet Sky is #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Sullivan’s riveting tale of extraordinary courage and tragic…

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