Following the exit of several top-level executives, the Reader’s Digest Association has named Dan Lagani president of RD Media, overseeing the publishing operation of the Reader’s Digest magazine in the U.S. as well as other Reader’s Digest-branded businesses. His appointment is effective May 10.Lagani, who served as president of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group until 2009, will report to newly-appointed Reader’s Digest Community president Lisa Sharples, who also continues to serve as president of Allrecipes.com. Sharples replaced Eva Dillon, who plans to leave the company and relocate to South Carolina. Dillon was to remain with RDA until a successor was named for take on the division’s publishing duties.Also out at RDA are Alyce Alston, who recently had been appointed president of the company’s Emerging Businesses division, and Amy Radin as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer. Before joining the Fairchild Fashion Group in 2006, Lagani served as president and group publisher of the Condé Nast Bridal Group. From 2002 to 2005, he served as vice president and publisher of Meredith’s Better Homes and Gardens. Most recently he founded Tre Cani Advisors, a media consultancy firm focused on digital media, fashion, beauty and retail.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR A new feature added by ride-hailing company Lyft that will allow service members and civilians requesting a ride from or within Camp Pendleton, Calif., to be matched only with drivers cleared to make pickups and drop-offs on the base also is being offered at Fort Meade, Md. Lyft currently is engaged in discussions with other installations to expand its “Base Mode” service, reports Military Times.
The Capital is going to witness an evening of melodious renditions by Santoor maestro and music composer Abhay Rustam Sopori. India Habitat Centre in collaboration with Siet and Sakhsi presents this analytical santoor concert. The concert is a part of Sound of Music – an introduction to musical instruments of India which is a workshop on recognition, cognition and appreciation of instrumental music with eminent and world acclaimed musicians. The event will also feature a discussion about the Indian classical music and musical scenario with known musicologists Shubhra Mazumdar, Manjari Sinha, Ravindra Mishra and Pt. Vijay Shankar Mishra. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show aims to create awareness and to bring back the charisma of Indian classical music among the educated, urban middle class youth, who know very little about the depths and intricacies of Indian classical music or the instruments used therein. Also it tries to provide the artistes a broader visibility and opportunity to be acclaimed by the many who have not had an easy opportunity to enjoy such arts. It tries to make the public aware of the eminence and skill of these artistes and also to ensure that no art lover can miss the opportunity to learn from the nuances of music from the best in the field.When: 30 June Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre Timing: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm