This weekend the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival once again descends upon the northwest corner of Williamsburg for the sixth year running, and it's expanding from two nights to four for Veteran's Day, including a pre-party Thursday at Output. This year's lineup promises another eclectic mix of es ... More >>
On Saturday nights, off the often grimy but consistently pulsating strip that is Canal Street, lives a world of neon, spandex and hairspray. Those evenings, Jessie's Girl, an '80s tribute band, rolls up on stage around 11:30pm to packed crowds at Canal Room to perform a string of nostalgic and spark ... More >>
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Frank Wildhorn's musical gets a revival on Broadway
Plus: Game of Thrones in NYC
This week's column is a cozy chat with R&B star Deborah Cox ("Nobody's Supposed To Be Here"), who's definitely supposed to be on Broadway. In fact, she's costarring in the current revival of Jekyll & Hyde as Lucy, the hooker with the heart of gold and the lungs of steel as she belts out song after ... More >>
In this week's column, I talk not only about Broadway star Deborah Cox, but about the Game of Thrones exhibition, which featured costumes and other images from the HBO show, not to mention a gorgeous throne for revelers to perch their butts in and feel regal.
I love predicting Tony award categories 10 whole months before they're announced because there's something so perverse about guessing who'll get the nominations before some of the shows have even started rehearsing! Even more deliciously, I usually get at least 60% right. So here are my predix f ... More >>
Once again, feel-good battles artsinessfor the Antoinettes
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
At the Mik Cire men's fashion show at Lincoln Center, I enjoyed not only the clothes, but the whole scene that happens in the waiting area, where everyone's mwahing each other in between enjoying the free wine bar and frappuccino samples. (I got three, plus an organic candle that moisturize ... More >>
Apparently it was a good time. Pics by Jeff Meltz/THECULTUREOFME, more below.Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival Music Hall of Williamsburg/Public Assembly Saturday, December 18 Better than: Last year's. (Seriously.) A beer exploded on Public Assembly's stage Saturday night. It was a party t ... More >>
While flipping through Next magazine the other day, I found photos of two fine divas, both taken by wilsonmodels.blogspot.com. There was one of singer extraordinaire Deborah Cox and another of drag star Peppermint--and they didn't look that different! Whether these two are related or not (a ... More >>
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