The Press Release:
After careful consideration, the NY Luxury Design Fair has decided to make the very difficult decision to postpone the inaugural event to September 8-11, 2022, due to ongoing complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair has found great enthusiasm and support from prestigious media partners, A&D trade organizations, and many leading manufacturers, and expected robust ticket sales from trade professionals and consumers eager to attend. Unfortunately, many confirmed and prospective exhibitors, local and abroad, have communicated continued challenges including unpredictable future health concerns, managing product backlogs, current workforce shortages and travel bans, limiting corporate policies, and delayed shipping timelines.
After 17 wonderful years, The The New York Times has made the decision to discontinue the Travel Show. We would like to thank MSE Management and the Javits Center for their dedicaiton and exceptional collaboration over the years, as well as our exhibitors and attendees.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: For starters I must apoligize for being a little late to the table with this news but I was not aware of the developments until very recently. That being said this news makes me sad because I really enjoyed the NY Times Travel Show and was looking forward to exploring it once again when 2022 rolled around. This event along with the BroadwayCon and the Boat Show were all January happenings that began my convention adventures for the year and prepared me for being busy by being a very hefty schedule. I hope something gets created to fill the void and that we can explore whatever that is because there were some awesome people involved and we enjoyed seeing them during our visit. Those who’ve attended the event are welcome to chime into this one with their thoughts about it ending. I wonder how many times you ended up going. I did three years of this and was at newbie status because of that and now we say farewell.
The Press Release:
The Fancy Food Show is Back at Javits! Food makers and innovators are looking for you as they grow their networks and get back to in-person selling. Come meet them face-to-face and discover the specialty foods you’ve been craving at Fancy Food Show 2021.
Given your proximity to New York City, travel options are plentiful and increasingly safe. You’ve likely heard the good news that as of June 15, nearly all of New York state-mandated restrictions on businesses and social gatherings have been lifted. It’s a great time to be back in the City and get back to business! Continue reading The Summer Fancy Food Show Returns This September→
Last night the BET Awards for 2021 were given out in a ceremony hosted by Taraji P. Henson. We didn’t watch the overall broadcast but will share the news with those readers who waned to know the scoop but didn’t tune in. This post will mark the very first time that we are featuring this awards ceremony winners.
Album of the Year: WINNER – Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan
After Hours – The Weeknd
Blame It on Baby – DaBaby
Good News – Megan Thee Stallion
King’s Disease – Nas
Ungodly Hour – Chloe x Halle
Video of the Year: WINNER – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
Cardi B – “Up”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It”
Chris Brown and Young Thug – “Go Crazy”
Drake featuring Lil Durk– “Laugh Now Cry Later”
Silk Sonic – “Leave the Door Open” Continue reading Presenting The 2021 BET Awards Winners→
Hello my Friends, I’m going to repeat myself here on “The Chronicles” with a slightly modified announcement that recently went live over on the PiercingMetal website because its pretty cool news IMHO. I am taking a moment out of the usual publishing schedule to talk about my Ken Pierce Media brand which I think many of the diehard readers might recall as being announced here back in June of 2020 during the height of the pandemic. What began quite simply has grown considerably and today the Ken Pierce Media angle is now one full year old and I should point out that this is the very first time that I broadcast about a websites debut anniversary. Though a unifying presence to the larger body of creative work, Ken Pierce Media does not supplant or replace the PiercingMetal or Piercing Ken sites as much as expands their voice. Some personal insight on the first anniversary can be found in a blog post that you can find HERE and I think you will find it interesting.