Uptown cabarets are generally the places for high-priced, reverent song stylings performed on various well-oiled standards. Well, at the Cafe Carlyle until May 12, Emily Bergl is infusing that format with some freshness and originality, bringing a little bit of downtown uptown. She's utterly deli ... More >>
Plus a helping of roasted Manilow.
Who's really behind the scheme to make American Ballet Theatre honorary chairman Caroline Kennedy junior Senator from New York? All signs point to Bloomberg, says Wayne Barrett, who follows the chain of twisted arms from Camelot to the Mayor's office. (See also Barrett's blog posts on the Kennedy as ... More >>
Classic aspirations—and contemporary shortfalls
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Mike Powell on the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Animal Collective. Michael D. Ayers sits down with Antony Hegarty. Carol Cooper reports back from GlobalFest 2008. In Books, Zach Baron reviews Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth. In Film, J. ... More >>