Date & Time: October 1, 2020 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Virtual

Join us for a conversation about how the unprecedented events of 2020 have impacted the entertainment industry

Associate Dean Margaret Lally ’82 will moderate this exclusive conversation, featuring two Adelphi graduates:

Dana Blair BFA ’04, MBA ’08
As a veteran both in front of and behind the camera, Dana Blair knows a thing or two about creating captivating conversations. Her one-on-one interviews have carried her from the boxing ring with Venus Williams to sharing the red carpet with the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Will Packer, Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington and Ryan Coogler amongst many other top entertainers and powerhouses.

Dana covered pop culture and celebrity interviews for CNN/HLN, ABC (FYC Emmys Day), Essence, the GRAMMYs and BET to name a few. She is known for her extensive research and authentic interviews. With her magnetic personality and vivacious energy, Dana is leaving a lasting impression as one of the industry’s most fun and personable on-air talents, both on and off the screen.

Joe Minoso BFA ’01
Joe Minoso stars as Joe Cruz, a product of Chicago’s tough streets who has dedicated his life to serving with the brave men and women of the CFD, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Fire.” After years of hard work, Cruz was placed on Lt. Severide’s (Taylor Kinney) rescue squad.

Raised in the Bronx, Minoso discovered theater when his first girlfriend took him to see her act in the school play. After graduating from Adelphi University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, he continued on to Northern Illinois University, where he received his masters in fine arts. Upon graduation, he immediately moved to Chicago and quickly became involved with Teatro Vista, the largest Latino theater company in the Midwest.

Among his television credits are guest-starring roles in “Prison Break,” “The Beast,” “Shameless” and “The Chicago Code.” Before “Chicago Fire,” he was seen as Alberto “Moco” Ruiz in the cable series “Boss.” Minoso made his feature film debut in the blockbuster “Man of Steel.”

Minoso is a five-time Imagen Award nominee for best supporting actor in a drama series, for his role in “Chicago Fire.”

This event is brought to you through a collaboration with the NYC Alumni Chapter and the Department of Theatre

For more information, please contact:

The Office of Alumni Relations
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