Programming Alert: Preston Hollow’s Finest Explorer Featured on HBO

Subscribers and print readers should recall the long-haired St. Marks grad who graced the cover of the February issue of this magazine, holding a rocks glass and wearing a watch that had traveled with him to the deepest part of the world. Victor Vescovo may live in Preston Hollow, but he’s the only person who has actually been to the very bottom of each of the world’s oceans.

He did it in a year, and he’s spent the pandemic taking scientists down to the Pacific in his submersible. (The middle of the ocean is probably safer than your favorite restaurant, for what it’s worth.) On Tuesday, HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel features a segment on Vescovo’s accomplishment. It brings to life the deepest portions of the ocean floor, even showing a few of the 40 or so new species the Five Deeps expedition uncovered.

It also does a good

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Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Featured in The New Group Off Stage’s Upcoming Programming

Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Featured in The New Group Off Stage's Upcoming Programming

The New Group in association with John Ridley’s Nō Studios are joining forces through The New Group Off Stage division, and have announced an upcoming slate of projects. The New Group Off Stage will feature theatrical expressions in different media. This new venture will develop and present original projects at the intersection of art and social engagement, and explore the possibilities of cross-pollination among forms. Within the offerings from The New Group Off Stage, select projects will be co-produced with MiLa Media. The slate of projects below begins production and filming in early 2021 and will be available as they are completed throughout the year.

“Adversity breeds innovation. And often exciting things come of it,” says The New Group Artistic Director Scott Elliott, “When I finally emerged from shock, I found myself surrounded by artists and producer friends with ‘what’s next – let’s take risks like we always do’ looks

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