Kurt Gottschalk

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  • 5 years ago

    Sonny Smith is playing the ultimate game of "You Know What Would Be a Cool Band Name?" Not only did he come up with 100 imaginary acts, he wrote and recorded their songs and commissioned cover art. Then he built a jukebox to house it all. "For two...

  • 7 years ago

    If there's a group of people you don't want to keep waiting, it's a chorus of New Yorkers assembled to whine about things. "This place is a little fancier than the Bulgarian bar we met at last time," remarks one member of the New York Complaints C...

  • 10 years ago

    When the country music industry touches down in New York this week for the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards, Nashville execs might well be smirking as they arrive in a town never known as a haven for the genre. They'll find carefully o...

  • 12 years ago

    Directors Ximena Garnica and Jeff Janisheski faced many challenges in organizing the first New York Butoh Festival, the least of which was giving it a name. With a board of curators and other assistants, they'll launch the event October 11 at the ...


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