Bar d'O was a gay-drenched downtown restaurant which lit up the '90s with a live, intimate cabaret show that was racy, soulful, and right up on your plate. The place closed, but fortunately it never really went away. For eight years, Indochine has been hosting Bar d'O reunion shows, and the one las ... More >>
The Song: Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera, "Moves Like Jagger" The Crimes: Profligate whistling, misplaced sass, wholly unsexy instruction to "take [Levine] by the tongue." Earlier this year, both Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera were coming off what might be called "soft landings"th ... More >>
Go-Go Harder proves that New York is the best place to go, go, go
via RickeyAfter the first of its live shows, some real problems have emerged with The Voice. Similar to the last season of American Idol, none of the celebrity panelists is willing to say anything remotely critical, although that reluctance at least makes more sense here because they're suppo ... More >>
If you thought the ceremonies weren't funny, don't blame him.
So: The Voice. The big challenge. American Idol has been the dominant ratings force in American TV for a full decade now, but none of the other networks has really managed to do much with that show's format, which seems like a relatively easy thing to steal. (Or they haven't made a big singin ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
This time with real drag queens. As I recently told you, the Cher/Christina Aguilera movie musical Burlesque inspired a drag spoof called Boylesque at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and there was actually not much difference.
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. Christina Aguilera hasn't had a great 2010 on the pop-star front. Her sprawling, android-inspired album Bionic was met with a mixture of confusion and indifference, although its 18 sex-soaked tracks did indeed show ... More >>
Plus, camping out at Burlesque
And she's fuming mad about it! But she's also a little annoyed about the less appealing aspects of her part in the show itself and the low-class audiences that come to lap it up on a regular basis. CLICK HERE for my column about her plight -- and also learn about my plight as someone who ha ... More >>
Nicki Minaj, the O. Henry of rap. Photo by Howard Huang.In this week's Village Voice, we present our Winter Arts Guide, featuring Mikael Wood on Iron & Wine's new record, Aaron Hillis in conversation with British actress Lesley Manville, James Hannaham's winter books picks, Ben Davis on artis ... More >>
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown's in town, and she's not one of them.
While we impatiently await the November 24 opening of Burlesque, in which Cher stars as Tess, an LA nightclub's bitchy mother hen, we've taken a stroll down celluloid lane with the Half-Breed herself. Burlesque is Cher's her first starring role since 1999's Tea With Mussolini (unless you coun ... More >>
Christina Aguilera has spoken on the record before about having a taste for both sexes. Her last CD, for God's sake, was named Bionic. (Get it? Bi-onic.) And according to one anonymous woman who spoke to radar.com, the singer had her bodyguard approach her at a nightclub, clearly trying to ... More >>
Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.
A week before the long-awaited (by sick gays) Cher/Christina Aguilera film Burlesque opens in November, there'll be a drag spoof version of it at the Laurie Beachman Theater! Yes, things happen very quickly nowadays, and in fact, the creators have gotten ahold of the film's illustrious scree ... More >>
New Lips, old musicals, other stuff and Nunsense