Ashford & Simpson

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Seven Classic Clips From The Soul Train Archives

    This morning, Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius was found dead from an apparent suicide at age 75, and the outpouring of grief and nostalgia was probably best summed up by the Roots' ?uestlove, whose Brooklyn Bowl party Bowl Train is an homage to the show. He wrote passionately about how the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    The Four Best Finds In Occupy Wall Street's Music Library

    Over the weekend SOTC pal Ann Powers wondered about what the music of Occupy Wall Street might be, and she discussed the drop-ins by the likes of Jeff Mangum and Talib Kweli as well as the music emanating from the park's current residents; she also mused on the "human microphone," the means by which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    American Idol Season 10, Elimination Recap: Goodbye Thia Megia!

    Michael Becker/FOX Last week's insanely dramatic American Idol result show was the some truly compelling and weird TV; I sure as hell can't remember having that much fun watching one of those shows. The big moment, of course, came when the judges saved Casey Abrams and when Abrams collapsed into pa ... More >>

  • Art

    June 3, 2009

    'Negritude' Encore!

    Revisiting a black art movement.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    SoHo vs. Disco, 1975: Vince Aletti's The Disco Files 1973-78: New York's Underground, Week By Week

    Vince Aletti, recently a long-serving editor at this paper, was an early and avid chronicler of the rise of disco in New York City in the early, mid, and late 1970s. In articles like the one above, "SoHo vs. Disco," from the June 16, 1975 Village Voice, Aletti was one of the first to write about cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    How "Solid As Barack" Was Born

    The song "Solid As Barack" didn't start as an SNL spoof, it turns out. At a party at Sugar Bar for legendary singer/songwriters Ashford & Simpson, Valerie Simpson told me it all began during a concert they did in California. Simpson held the mic out to the audience during their performance of "Solid ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2005

    Face Off

    Slow jam superproducer returns to AC with vintage but divaless set

  • Music

    July 5, 2005

    Power of Love

    Memorial service for Luther Vandross brings out the star wattage and Holy Ghost power

  • Music

    September 28, 2004

    Scenography and Sisterwit

    Philly songsmith injects the draggy funk tempos of neo-soul with intellect and honest blues

  • Music

    April 8, 2003

    Hearth and Soul

    Fireplace-Sex Music Seems to Hang On

  • Music

    November 19, 2002
  • Film

    March 5, 2002
  • News

    February 5, 2002

    20 Love

    New York's Most Romantic Restaurants

  • Music

    May 15, 2001
  • Music

    December 21, 1999
  • Theater

    June 22, 1999