Jan. 19, 2015. The ninth annual awards show may have been post-poned at the last minute, but host Sir Ari Gold and OMA chairwoman Diedra Meredith toasted honoree Deborah Cox (center, riding high after her success with Whitney) at W Hotels’ Turn It Up for Change reception.
Jan. 12, 2015. This special music video premiere of "Done" featuring Ryan Skyy and Niki Darling had a red carpet cocktail reception with 2-for-1 drink specials and live performances from the artists. Jack Young J Lee, Dimitri Minucci, and Vinny Vega hosted.
On his favorite stage production, Hedwig and the Angry Inch: “I've been a Hedwig fan since I first saw the Off-Broadway run back in 2000. Neil Patrick Harris and Andrew Rannells hilariously portrayed the botched sex change rock and roller in the show's Broadway debut.”
On his favorite musical act, Azealia Banks: “What an insane production [on Broke With Expensive Taste]. It’s on some next level Bjork production shit. Her signature rap over 90s deep house is electrifying, and she even cuts a surf rock song. And what she has to say about the current climate of our culture and the corrupt commercial music industry is really important and insightful. She’s one of the most important recording artists of our generation.”
On his favorite stage production, If/Then: “Idina Menzel is intensely talented. The score and script are bursting with beauty. And the very concept that a single choice could lead to two completely different life paths, and what the show ultimately does with what that means, is stunning.”