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Birthdays

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014

    THE RAMONE

    Celebrate the life and music of the ultimate punk rocker

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    January 15, 2014

    WHEN STARS ALIGN

    Elvis and Bowie join forces

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    September 25, 2013
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    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    WIN TICKETS to Peter Rosenberg's Birthday Bash feat. Odd Future, Meek Mill & Schoolboy Q

    Way waaaaaay back in the day, when Odd Future were on the come up and only had 15K views on their respective YouTube videos Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg was playing them on his Sunday night show. Over the years they've developed a relationship. He was there on the ground floor before their career explo ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013
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    March 7, 2013
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    January 15, 2013

    Venues Can't Serve Alcohol To Women With No Underwear on and Other Things You Learn Talking To R.A. the Rugged Man

    Tonight, one of underground rap's most notorious legends, R.A. the Rugged Man, throws his own birthday bash at Drom. Joining him for tonight's shindig are critically acclaimed West Coast MC Blu and politically charged syllable killer Diabolic. We spoke to R.A. about completing another Rugged year, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Know Any Real-Life Debbie Downers?

    I'm still obsessed with the relentlessly gloomy death-of-a-party character once played so winningly--no, that might not be the right word--by Rachel Dratch on Saturday Night Live. Debbie really hit close to home because we all know this kind of nut: The type that can burst your fun bubble and suck ... More >>

  • Theater

    October 24, 2012

    How-to Cook: Barbara Cook Turns 85

    Giving her celebrity guests a lesson

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Drag Club Is Moving Uptown

    The long-running Lucky Cheng's has found that it's getting harder and harder to get the tourists to come to its East Village locale, so, as you may have heard, it's moving on up. Just like Lips did; three years ago, that drag boite went from the West Village to the East 50s, where it's apparently e ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 8, 2012

    YOU & JULIA

    A tasty 100th birthday party

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Alan Cumming And Two Black D**ks?

    While performing with Liza Minnelli in Cherry Grove the other night, The Good Wife's Alan Cumming proved he has a very good husband. He told the crowd about the time he innocently hung out with pop star Mika and found that paparazzi swarmed the car they were in, obviously up to no good.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Barack Obama's Birthday Bash: We're Totally Invited, Maybe

    Oh my God, guys! OH MY GOD! Michelle Obama, who's totally like, my BFF, keeps sending me e-mails -- she, like, knows me by my first name and stuff. We're that close. Anyway, she told me that Barack's having a 51st birthday party next month, and the best part is that I'm totally invited!!! Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Renee Fleming And I Sang Together

    It was on a delicious little aria you may have heard of called "Happy Birthday." At the HBO screening of Renee's YoungArts Master Class, the diva guided the crowd on singing that tune to YoungArts' Lin Arison. I gamely started on the first few notes, but got a little intimidated as Fleming's voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    How Difficult Is Streisand To Interview? Larry King Speaks

    In his book Truth Be Told, Larry King gives some very generous advice to his replacement (who turned out to be Piers Morgan): "If you're ever going to interview Barbra Streisand," writes Larry, "do it live. "At least then you'll know when you're going to start." Larry learned his lesson years ago ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 29, 2012

    CYBERPUNKS

    Pop. 1280 marches through Saint Vitus Bar

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    February 22, 2012

    MAN IN BLACK

    Have a whisky for Johnny Cash

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    February 22, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    More Proof That Joan Crawford Was A Horrible Mother

    Just in case any more happened to be needed. I recently discovered Helen Hayes's memoir, in which the grande dame talks about becoming an unlikely friend of Joan Crawford starting in the '30s, possibly because Helen didn't pose a threat to Joan's movie allure.

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011
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    December 14, 2011
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    December 7, 2011
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    October 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Dumbass Bachmann Wishes Elvis A Happy Birthday On His Death's Anniversary

    You may have heard that today is the anniversary of the death of the King, Elvis Presley. Surely everyone in the country got the memo in velvet. But Republican Presidential wannabe Michele Bachmann insisted on marching to her own warped drum once again and perversely wishing Elvis a happy birthd ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 10, 2011
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    August 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Michael Jackson Gets New Mural for Spike Lee Birthday Bash

    ​For the past couple of years, Spike Lee's production company 40 Acres and a Mule has been throwing a big free birthday party for the late Michael Jackson. The mural of Michael on 40 Acres' Fort Greene production office's garage door has been a popular photo spot for locals and tourists ever s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Sean Hoare, News of the World Whistleblower, Found Dead Amid Murdoch Hacking Scandal: 'Not Suspicious'

    ​Now there's a dead body involved. In the juiciest twist yet, at least for non-media obsessives, the man who helped reignite the investigation into News Corporation's widespread, long-known-about phone hacking was found lifeless in his UK home on Monday. Sean Hoare, who told the New York Times ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2011

    GOOD VIBRATIONS

    A legend turns 70

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2011

    REALITY BITES

    It ain't easy being 27

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Pet Birthday Parties Are Becoming Popular

    ZUMA PressIt's a puppy party​It's official: dogs are the new children. It's no longer enough to feed one's pet homemade food or to take them to posh doggie day care. Now expensive dog birthday parties (complete with dog-friendly birthday cake) at bars and restaurants are becoming all the rag ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011
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    December 22, 2010

    Ask the Critics: Where Should a Brooklyn-Based Vegetarian Celebrate Her Birthday?

    KeeganIn need of a seitan steakhouse?​ Alainna L. asks: I'm celebrating my birthday this month, and I'd like to go out to eat with a few (6-9ish) of my friends. The problem? I'm vegetarian, but they're not. Any suggestions of places that could accommodate all of us, and I'm not stuck with the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Aretha Cancels Concerts, Will Miss The Food

    ​The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, had to cancel her free Coney Island concerts next week because of "fractured ribs and a pain in the abdomen." Our hearts are with her, but it's obvious that the woman hasn't become that unglued by this cancellation, seeing as she's still thinking about the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 6, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    Free Porn at Gawker Party!

    ​At the birthday party for Gawker's Brian Moylan last Friday night at the Alphabetland club 40C, I could have sworn the birthday boy said, "There's corn on all the tables. Take as much as you want!" I was beside myself because, like inevitable SNL host Carol Channing, I happen to adore corn, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    I Regifted To The Person Who Originally Gave Me The Gift!

    Via Plazatoo​My worst fear came true the other day when I took a friend out for lunch on her birthday. After we ordered, I handed her several gifts, including a sleeping mask that said "Fuck" on it. I thought she'd get a laugh out of it, and I was so very right. In fact, she SCREAMED with la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Joe Jackson Birthday Invitation!

    Serious proof of Joe Jackson's inconsolable grief over his son's death was the way he gleefully announced his new record label mere moments after the body went cold. And now, here's more proof: Joe's having a gala birthday bash for himself in the Chicago area on Saturday! Can you imagine anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    16-Year-Old Grudge: Time To Let Go?

    A friend of mine has been harboring a grudge for 16 whole years now, and I feel it's downright sick. It's even more bizarre when you realize that it's not actually a friend who's done this, but--truth be told--it's me! Yes, I have Italian Alzheimer's! I forget everything except a grudge! Let me exp ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009

    YOUNG AT HEART

    Sonic Youth and others celebrate Merce Cunningham’s 90th

  • Voice Choices

    December 3, 2008

    HUMOR ME

    David Sedaris shares his midlife crisis

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Interview: 90-Year-Old Jazz Pianist Hank Jones

    Hank Jones appears at Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center, from tomorrow November 12 through the 16. "I have yet to do my best performance." Hank Jones, backstage at Birdland this summer, by Rob Trucks On July 31, 2008, NEA Jazzmaster Hank Jones celebrated his 90th birthday. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Bootsy

    William "Bootsy" Collins was born 56 years ago today, October 26. Happy Birthday, Bootsy. Long live Bootsy. Long live The One. As noted by a YouTube commenter, the above song was written in the key of space.

  • NYC Life

    March 8, 2005

    Baby Steps

    Inexpensive wool booties make good gifts for growing feet

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    September 10, 2002
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    July 2, 2002
  • Theater

    March 27, 2001

    The Color Pimple

    José Rivera Helps INTAR Turn 35

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