Massive Attack teams up with Adam Curtis
Vivian Girls return from the realms of the unreal
These are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
These are the best concerts in New York this week, in no particular order.
These are the 10 best jazz shows in NYC this week.
King Khanhe of the Shrines, the King Khan & BBQ Show, the Black Jaspers, the... oh, you get the ideais back, but then he never really leaves. This native Canadian, now living in Berlin between endless globe-hopping and side projects, is a busy man. He's in the Big Apple this week with ... More >>
With Newsies, Leap of Faith, and Ghost all upon us this season, Broadway is more than ever turning to old flicks to transform into stage dollars. But which movies haven't been muscalized for Broadway yet? Not that many, actually, but I do have some ideas. Hey, Mr. producer, next season let's plea ... More >>
Feeling down and want that extra push into suicide land? Here are your five best bets: (5) "Hello, It's Me" by Todd Rundgren The simple, conversational tone, along with dark feelings like "Maybe I think too much, but something's wrong," make this 1968 classic achingly intimate. Its raw sw ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>
You knew this was coming! The former Secretary of Defense with the longtime Queen of Soul. Together in concert! In a highly unusual July 27 event at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Aretha Franklin will be joined by Condoleeza Rice, who will play piano on "Say A Lit ... More >>
What do you get when you fall in love with Sean Hayes?
The eagerly awaited Broadway revival of Promises, Promises--with a lovely Burt Bacharach/Hal David score--has expanded its set list, either to give costar Kristin Chenoweth a bigger part or to pander to audience cravings for more hits, or both. "I Say a Little Prayer" has been sandwiched int ... More >>
This brain emission just came in from a reader, so I take it very seriously: "Bye Bye Birdie recently returned to Broadway in its first revival in 50 years and South Pacific took 60 years to return, but other shows return in unnecessary revivals like clockwork (Grease, Gypsy).
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City. The Explorers Club plays the Mercury Lounge, February 5 and the following night at Maxwell's in Hoboken. photos by ... More >>
Here’s a Zen koan for you: Would it be a Burt Bacharach concert if Burt Bacharach wasn’t there? In the case of this 80-year old living legend, overshadowed by studio musicians and back-up singers in the daunting environs of an ornate church, the answer is, sadly: yes. Sure, Burt was physically ... More >>
After one too many cocktails at an impromptu party across the street from the Ukrainian Federation, we managed to snag balcony seats to see Irma Thomas. The self-proclaimed “Queen of New Orleans Soul” looked decades younger than her 67 years, decked out in a sequined shirt, grey tights and heels ... More >>
South American giant mixes it up with a Black Eyed Pea or two
"I never miss a Liv Ullman musical," Bette Midler immortally quipped about the bizarre 1973 remake of Lost Horizon, which also starred Oscar types like Peter Finch, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud, and Sally Kellerman all either singing or sync-ing with a unifying sense of charmlessness. Thanks to a sur ... More >>
Arty D.C. denizens complain about the ladies
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Guitarists Bill Frisell and Charlie Hunter both do their level best to bring jazz up to 1995
The Loser's Lounge ventures into the present and other dangerous conceptual realms
Comp shows off Japanese composer's Dragnet romanticism
Move over Dionne, Luther, Elvis tooMr. Biggs wants a piece of Burt Bacharach now
Integrity's Back on BroadwayHas Anyone Noticed?
Choreography Unspools in Two Downtown Series
Dance Music Accesses an Unseparatist Pop Sensibility
Powers to the People
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