Love the Arts? How to Be Supportive on a Budget

(DGIwire) — Want to support the arts but feeling a bit like Cinderella who can’t quite afford the ball? That’s understandable – at this year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit (commonly known as the Met Gala), a single ticket cost about $30,000 and a table cost about $275,000, according to the Metropolitan Museum […]

Celebrating Freddie Mercury

(DGIwire) — Freddie Mercury, co-founder of the band QUEEN, died 25 years ago today, on November 24, 1991. I will always feel sad when I wonder about what amazing music and creativity was robbed from all of us far too soon due to his untimely death at the young age of 45 from AIDS. My first […]

Custom-Built Wooden Watercraft Combine Beauty and Power

(DGIwire) – Can a watercraft be a work of art as well as a mode of transportation? For many kayak enthusiasts, plying the waters is just part of the excitement: the quality and beauty of a craft adds considerable value to any marine adventure. Dan Thaler and his wife, residents of New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, […]

Skateboarding Trivia: Did You Know…

(DGIwire) — In the skateboard community across the country, it’s not uncommon to hear skaters challenging each other to do tricks that would make average mortals quake with fear. Games like S.K.A.T.E keep track of the challenges as each skater accelerates the skill and intensity of a trick and the next in line has to match […]

The Cost: Compassion Wins Over Power 3 to 1

  (DGIwire) — What is more important to voters: Power or Compassion? A New York City audience recently made its voice heard by decisively voting for Compassion. The votes were cast just before a reading of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila Shene Barnes and directed by Barbara Montgomery, at the BMCC Tribeca […]

Sea Glass Jewelry: History and Adventure Made Breathtakingly Beautiful

(DGIwire) — There’s something about sea glass. It conjures up childhood memories of treasure hunting sandy beaches and the excitement of reaching down to pick up a frosty piece of amber or blue mystery. Immediately the speculation begins. Was this piece a fragment from some pirate’s bottle of rum? Maybe that piece is the remnant […]

The Next Debate: Power vs. Compassion

(DGIwire) – Power vs. Compassion: If given the chance, which one would most voters choose as more important? On Saturday, October 22, 2016, an answer will come from a New York City audience at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The venue will host a reading of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila […]

Shane O’Neill Wins the 2016 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown Championship; Lacey Baker Takes Home Top Pro-Women’s Skateboarding Purse

(DGIwire)  —  The 2016 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB Super Crown World Championship touched down in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 2nd, for the first time in history delivering one of the most riveting competitions ever to go down in skateboarding, with seven skateboarders notching up at least one 9 Club score at the […]

The Cost: A Political Drama Comes to Tribeca

(DGIwire) – In this season of high political turmoil, a different type of politics will be playing on the stage at New York City’s BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The venue will host a performance of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila Shene Barnes and directed by Barbara […]

HEIRLOOM: A Romantic Comedy Debuts

(DGIwire) — With tomatoes still at their most delicious, Heirloom, an aspirational romantic comedy series about a young woman who rediscovers herself after inheriting a small plot farm in Sonoma, is now available on Vimeo. It’s a heart-warming journey back to small town life and simple pleasures. Inspired by the experience of co-creator and series star […]

A Children’s Toy That Doesn’t Add to the House Clutter

(DGIwire) — Everybody wants a clutter-free home. But what some might not realize is that a tidy house or apartment has benefits that stretch far beyond aesthetics and organization. According to a professional organizer quoted by WebMD, clutter is bad for our physical and mental health. Too much clutter can be a fire hazard. Dust, mold […]

Skateboarding Sensations Hurtle Toward 2016 World Championship

(DGIwire) – August 28, 2016 was a day to remember for skateboarding fans in the Garden State. At the Prudential Center in Newark, the world’s top skateboarders convened for the 2016 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour. These extraordinary athletes brought their best to compete for the $80,000 prize—as well as for last […]

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