Tue, Oct 15|
The Players, Luncheon
Entertainer: Karen Oberlin | Speaker: David E. McGraw
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Players, Luncheon, 16 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003, USA
Entertainer: DTC Entertainment Co-Chair Karen Oberlin is joined by exquisite, DTC favorite guitarist Sean Harkness to play from their upcoming Billy Strayhorn show at the Beach Café (Friday, Oct. 18). Their duo album, A Wish, has been a favorite of Jonathan Schwartz on his legendary radio show. The New York Times said, "Oberlin and Harkness carried on a romantic dialogue that allowed each to give full expression to the mood of the moment," and Alix Cohen, in her WomenAroundTown.com column, said this: “Astaire and Rogers, Tracy and Hepburn, Sean Harkness and Karen Oberlin — the kind of timeless, kismet collaboration worthy of becoming a classic.”
Speaker: David E. McGraw, NY Times lawyer, will talk about his current book, Truth in Our Times, Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts, relating inside stories that are serious and symptomatic of the current travails of journalism in an age when facts can be optional. His letter responding to angry attorneys for President Trump objecting to Times coverage of groping allegations by two women went viral for his defense that the President’s reputation could not have been lowered since in that respect it was already “in the toilet” making McGraw a media celebrity for a day. “The book ‘is not dire.’ It is spirited and hopeful, and even, at times, lighthearted.”—Phreet Bharara, NYTimes. • DTC Entertainment Co-Chair Karen Oberlin is joined by DTC favorite guitarist Sean Harkness to play from their upcoming Billy Strayhorn show at the Beach Café. “Oberlin and Harkness carried on a romantic dialogue that allowed each to give full expression to the mood of the moment.” — NYTimes.