Stars Attend 2018 Princess Grace Awards Gala New York City

first_imgOn Tuesday, October 16, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) celebrated the 2018 Princess Grace Awards Gala at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York.Katharine McPhee, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, David FosterCredit/Copyright: Getty Images for Princess Grace Foundation-USAHeld in the presence of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, the Awards Gala honored actor, director, producer, and philanthropist Tim Daly, Tony Award-winning director Sam Gold, and founder of the dance company A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion) Kyle Abraham. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth served as mistress of ceremonies for the event.Tim Daly was honored with the the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for his outstanding artistry and exemplary give-back, which was presented to him by his sister, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, Tyne Daly. The Prince Rainier III Award recognizes a renowned leader in the arts whose own accomplishments are coupled with demonstrated service to their community. The Prince Rainier III Award includes a grant of $25,000 to the philanthropic organization of the recipient’s choice and a uniquely designed sculpture by artist Alex Soldier. Past recipients of the Award include Julie Andrews, Mikhail Baryshnikov, James Cameron, Glenn Close, Queen Latifah, George Lucas, Mandy Patinkin, Sibylle & Robert Redford, Twyla Tharp, Pauletta & Denzel Washington, Cicely Tyson, and Dick Van Dyke.During the event, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco said, “It is always so exciting to welcome new award winners to the Princess Grace Awards family and to celebrate in the city my mother-in-law began her career as an actress. It was a privilege to honor Tim Daly with the Prince Rainier lll Award. In addition to his impressive work as an actor on both stage and screen, I applaud his devotion to supporting the arts as the President of The Creative Coalition.”Tony Award-winning actor Leslie Odom Jr. (2016 Princess Grace Statue Award Recipient) presented Sam Gold and Kyle Abraham with 2018 Princess Grace Statue Awards for their continuing excellence in their respective artistic disciplines since receiving their initial Princess Grace Awards. Chicago Med actress Emma Duncan (2014 Princess Grace Award Winner) performed “Ring of Keys” from Fun Home as a tribute to Sam Gold, and A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion) dancer Marcella Lewis (2018 Princess Grace Award Winner) performed a special dance routine as a tribute to Kyle Abraham.Additionally, the Gala awarded 22 emerging artists in theater, dance, and film with Princess Grace Awards presented to them by GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer and producer David Foster. The 2018 Princess Grace Awards Gala continues the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film annually.Guests also enjoyed a spirited live auction led by auctioneer Robbie Gordy, which featured an adventurous trip package to South Africa, the home country of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the Riviera Bike Challenge alongside celebrities, athletes and The Princess of Monaco. The evening also featured a dazzling performance by American Housewife actress Carly Hughes who sang “All That Jazz” from Chicago.Later in the evening and prior to announcing Tyne Daly’s presentation, host Bebe Neuwirth introduced a 21-year old clip of HSH Prince Albert with Tyne Daly meeting for the first time and singing an impromptu duet.Additional VIP guests and Princess Grace Foundation-USA supporters in attendance included Gerard Butler, Katharine McPhee, Candace Bushnell, Pauline Ducruet, Gigi Gorgeous, Nats Getty, Denise Rich, H.E. Maguy Maccario Doyle (Ambassador of Monaco to the United States and Canada), Hon. John F. Lehman (PGF-USA Chairman), D. Christopher Le Vine (PGF-USA Board of Trustees), H.E. Isabelle Picco (Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Monaco to the United Nations), Alex Soldier (Prince Rainier III Award Designer), Jon B. Turk, M.D. (PGF-USA Board of Trustees), and more.The Awards Gala was co-chaired by Dennis & Phyllis Washington and Anne Sweeney & Phillip Miller. Major Gala supporters include Rod & Karen Gancas and Dennis & Phyllis Washington as Crown Sponsors.last_img read more

Trumps Mexican tariff threat causes concern for car companies report says

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 8 Photos Tags Comments AutoComplete: Chinese tariffs on US vehicles going away,… 1:21 Enlarge ImagePresident Trump is threatening to levy a tariff of up to a 25% on all goods from Mexico, and this is causing automakers to panic. Getty Images Automotive tariffs have been in the news quite a bit over the past few months, but those have mostly related to China, and that’s caused plenty of hiccups for the global automotive industry. Now though, things are getting really real because the Trump administration is going after Mexico. Specifically, Trump is calling for a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, one that would increase until hitting a ceiling of 25% in October. Why is he doing this? Illegal immigration — or at least that’s what he’s saying, according to a report published Friday by Reuters.This 5% tariff would drive prices up on a massive number of goods, ranging from Mexican Coke and Topo Chico to nuclear reactor parts and cars built by companies like Ford and even vehicles from German and Asian manufacturers like BMW, VW and Toyota. Some estimates suggest that this tariff would boost US car prices by over $1,000 per unit.Given the fragile state that the American automotive market is in right now, it’s unlikely that manufacturers could realistically pass that extra cost onto customers without suffering further drops in sales. That means the companies would have to eat the cost and cut their thin margins even thinner.Trump’s threats have caused stock prices to slip for auto manufacturers from all over the world. In Japan, Mazda’s stock dropped by 7%, while Nissan dropped by 5%, Honda by 4% and Toyota by 2%. In Korea, Kia’s shares declined by 4.2% and Hyundai slipped by 0.7%. The Germans’ stock fell by as much as 2.9%.Mexico’s automotive industry is massive, and the bulk of it feeds the American market. According to Reuters, cars and car parts are Mexico’s most significant export, with a value totaling $93.3 billion in 2018. BMW Ford Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Toyota Volkswagencenter_img More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Car Industry Politics The 2018 Ford Fiesta proves that a little dab will do yalast_img read more