What do you do when you are the Cute Beatle approaching 70? Ageand those decades of inhaling herbis finally catching up to those pipes, yet vanity or stubbornness prevents you from simply clipping on that capo to sing your classics in a lower key. Oh, and your name is Sir Paul and you' ... More >>
via StevenBernstein.netA fixture on Manhattan bandstands since 1979, Steven Bernstein is attached to very old crafts: trumpet, arranging, and jazz that sounds like jazz. His newest album, MTO Plays Sly (Royal Potato Family), opts for the all-star route with vocals, and features Antony Hegerty ... More >>
After a series of curtains dramatically open onto each other one by one, a kaleidoscopic light show erupts, followed by an overture played by a puppet orchestra.
And on comes the star in full dominatrix gear, strapped to a neon hoop that rotates as aliens probe and examine him and he belts o ... More >>
This weekend in things you never thought you'd read: the writer Lorrie Moore, best known for her sad short stories about sad people, delivers an essay in the latest New York Review of Books on HBO's The Wire, based around two books about the show, The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television ... More >>
I've been tellling you about the wonderful Barbara Cook and the saucy stuff she says in her show with Michael Feinstein at Feinstein's at the Loews Regency.
Well, among other things, she talks about losing the Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album to Rod Stewart, of all people, back in ... More >>
Here's to Art D'Lugoff, the great Village music impresario, the round and bearded political and artistic enthusiast, whose eclectic tastes educated more than one generation, and who died yesterday at 85. Much too young.
A friend, Thomas Vitullo-Martin, said D'Lugoff had been in good health, ... More >>