EDGE Rings In the Holidays with Harry Connick, Jr.
(5 months ago)
ELIZABETH, N.J: In the universe of popular culture, nothing consistently captures the collective imagination like the nature of celebrity and fame. The STAR POWER Issue of EDGE Magazine examines this dynamic from multiple angles as a holiday gift to its readers.
Actors Elizabeth Hurley and Omar Miller join multitalented Harry Connick, Jr.—who graces EDGE's cover—in speaking on this subject in a trio of engaging interviews.
According to Connick, the most appealing aspects of stardom are "a tie."
"Creative freedom is way up there," he tells Gerry Strauss. "I get to work with great musicians and I have the facilities that I need to improve. [But] the ability to be heard is important, too, especially in times when your voice can make a difference."
The STAR POWER Issue also looks at celebrities who were adopted as infants, from Country singer Faith Hill to tech innovator Steve Jobs to baseball slugger Aaron Judge. Mark Stewart asks an intriguing question: Do they share some inherent trait that gives them an advantage as they strive to reach the upper echelons of their professions?
The Local Talent section of EDGE features the stunning work of Sports Illustrated cover photographer Rob Tringali, a South Orange resident. "Isolated Power" captures the precise moment when strength, focus and energy come together in the athletic world.
As always, EDGE has a little fun with its theme. "State of Taste" offers quick-hit reviews of New Jersey's rising culinary stars by Andy Clurfeld, while Chris Gibbs turns the telescope on a well-kept secret in Garden State suburbs—backyard observatories—"No Place Like Dome." The STAR POWER Issue also introduces a new feature, EDGE TO DO, a curated entertainment section that highlights upcoming concerts and stage performance for adults and children.
In addition to presenting breaking medical news, the Healthy Edge section also profiles the two individuals who have taken Trinitas Regional Medical Center—the publisher of the magazine—to the next level. "Partners In Time" is a lively Q&A with Board Chair Vic Richel and CEO Gary Horan. It takes a lot of time and talent to keep a hospital on the rise, but ultimately its ascent is fueled by its leaders.