The 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony tonight at Webster Hall. The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Jessica Hecht and Jeremy Shamos. The awards were presented by Bobby Cannavale, Tracee Chimo, ... More >>
DIFFA had its annual, amazing Dining By Design gala at Pier 94, where tables were designed by really big time names and houses, and were filled with rich people paying for a charitable dinner.
Luckily, I got seated at the table designed by David Rockwell, who did the set for Broadway's Kinky Boots ... More >>
And you're gonna take it!
Because it's gonna be good!
The singer--best known as the big-haired, large-lunged Twisted Sister frontman--met with me yesterday at 54 Below, where he'll be doing an act of Broadway numbers and holiday standards. (True story.)
He even explained to me why that's not so s ... More >>
This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
Sound of the City's search for the quintessential New York City musician enters Round Two this week, with battles in the Round of 32 daily. Keep up with all the action here.
In round one of Sound Of The City's March Madness, jazzmaster Miles Davis dispatched Cyndi Lauper with tonally perfect blo ... More >>
The fifth single from Lady Gaga's Born This Way is "Marry The Night," an ode to the time of day that's seized the imaginations of countless pop starsit's got darkness, mystery, cooler temperatures, more opportunties for steam-borne drama, and so forth. Gaga has proven herself to be a m ... More >>
What was the first rock and roll song? Ask music historians and you'll get a range of '40s and early '50 candidates, from "Good Rockin' Tonight" to "Rocket 88."
Ah, but when did the Rock Era begin? That's easier. Everybody knows that Bill Haley and His Comets' rendition of "Rock Around the C ... More >>
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 >>
Thursday, August 5
The All Hearts Tour, featuring co-headliners Robyn and Kelis, made its final stop last night at a Webster Hall filled with very, very sweaty men. Both women are best known for chart-topping hits of yesteryear ("Show Me Love" and " ... More >>
Arthur Baker, sans crazy stomach fluProducer and DJ Arthur Baker helped change the sound of New York in the early '80s, producing the pioneering Kraftwerk electro-twurk of Afrika Bambaataa's 1982 single "Planet Rock" and running early hip-hop label Streetwise. He was ready to spout about all ... More >>
Loss on top of loss: Ellie Greenwich, the pioneering female songwriter who wrote some of the most flat out brilliant songs of the 1960s, including "Be My Baby," "And Then He Kissed Me," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "River Deep, Mountain High," and "Leader of the Pack," died this morning at the age of 68. Bro ... More >>
Tuesday, July 28
Packs of club-ready teenage girls shriek and and point and flash toward the balcony. Efron? Pattison? Um, Perez? Not quite. It's Donald Trump, who graces the Apprentice-weaned youths with a delightfully despicable bent-knee wave. Sort of shocking t ... More >>
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Allison's hair is back to normal, Scott's is growing back, Lil's is yet again gorgeously coiffed, and "This is American Idol," says Ryan as we scan the remaining eight players. If last week's one-and-a-half-hour show was a reprieve, this week I've got it really easy with only a ... More >>