Dionne Warwick

  • Art

    October 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Sharon Jones Rebounds After Cancer

    The outdoor crowd of some 6,000 fans in Boise that night in April probably remember a few distinct things about the show they'd come to see. One: It was great. Of course it was. This was Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, after all — the raucous but tight-as-a-drum soul powerhouse fronted by a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    A Hot Handful Of Blind Gossip For You!

    Let's not beat around the potted plant: *Which star's nail biting obsession has gotten so bad that she bleeds all over her outfits and they need to constantly change her into a resonable facsimile of the dress she just stained? It's enough to make you worry!

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Whitney Houston's Funeral: Make Sure To Watch

    This is the biggest must-see tragic viewing since Michael Jackson's memorial (though her family wants quite a different feeling -- something smallish and intimate). It will be poignant, tearful, and filled with people who loved and felt for Whitney, as well as some who probably asked too much of he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2012

    Whitney Houston, R.I.P.

    Whitney Houston, the big-voiced belter who dominated radio in the 1980s and '90s and whose cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100, passed away tonight at the Beverly Hilton, where Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party was about to take place. (Her c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    My Final Oscar Nomination Predictions!

    ​The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline. BEST PICTURE (Ranked in descending order of likelihood) 1--The Artist 2--The Descendants 3--The Help 4--Hugo 5--Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    100 & Single: Rihanna's Post-Millennial Strategy For Setting Chart Records

    ​Pop-chart record-keeping can be as contentious as baseball's, and we've got quite the steroids-style asterisk forming atop Billboard's Hot 100. On the most recent chart, the most pervasive radio star of the last half-decade brushed past a couple of legends into the hall of fame. And like Barr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    The Best Cover Versions in Musical History

    ​I'm not interested in the paint-by-numbers ones designed to make a quick buck. Here are the six cover tunes that I feel brought the most originality and fresh energy to standard tunes, making it more than worth the effort to do the remaking. (6) "It's My Life" by No Doubt. (2003.) Gwen Ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Girl Group Lawsuit Against Broadway Show!

    ​Baby It's You! tells the story of the '60s group the Shirelles and the woman who managed them. But baby, it's them who are getting sued. I've just been told that lawyers have lodged a suit on behalf of Beverly Lee of The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Jackson, and others "for unauthorized ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2010


    Pop’s constant crooner comes to Times Square

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Dionne Warwick Speaks Out in Defense of Her Cousin Whitney Houston

    ​ In her new memoir, My Life, As I See It, singer Dionne Warwick says this about poor Whitney's plight: "She was tested when she married Bobby Brown, as we all know. "The marriage seemed to be working out at first and probably would have continued to if other people's opinions had not affec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Chilean Miner Gets Offer to Endorse Cheating Website; Plus, 5 Truly Unfortunate Endorsements

    Barrios and his lyin' eyes.​So, our Chilean miner with the mistress -- Yonni Barrios -- whose wife and "lady on the side" found out about one another while he was stuck underground (and whose wife subsequently failed to meet him on the day of his ascent) has been offered a $100,000 endorsement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Dionne Warwick Fed Karen Carpenter!

    ​In her foreword to Little Girl Blue--Randy L. Schmidt's new book about that '70s purveyor of vocal sunshine Karen Carpenter--another musical icon, Dionne Warwick, tells a bittersweet story. She remembers running into Carpenter in New York and asking her to her hotel suite for lunch, "not kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Q&A: Director Kerthy Fix Talks Strange Powers, Her New Documentary About Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields

    "That I can go to Google and the third thing that comes up "Is Stephin Merritt a racist because he doesn't like hip-hop?" It was so wrong and immoral, and it had never fully been cleared up." A generation of terrified journalists and collaborators will tell you that Stephin Merritt is a fundament ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 27, 2010

    The Duchess of York Speaks Out About the Queen

    Living high with Sondheim. Other heroes include Sean Hayes, Denzel. On the other hand, Kelsey Grammer . . .

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Clip Job: Joan Baez An Old Pro at 25

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 7, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 38 Joan Baez, Untrained Voice of Confidence By James Kempton She never stumbles She's got no place to fall --Dylan, "She Belongs to Me" It seems uncharitable to permit Bob Dylan the opening statement on Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Possibly 4th Street 26: The Explorers Club

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Rev. Wright Comes to Town, Shows Obama the Love

    They may be estranged from one another, but during Sunday morning services at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Pastor Jeremiah Wright showed nothing but love for his onetime congregant, President Barack Obama. Wright was introduced by Reverend Clinton M. Miller to an overflowing crowd. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    YouTube Treasure: Dionne Warwick on a Plantation

    Let's talk Dionne Warwick, children. Let's strip away her later career embarrassment with the Psychic Friends Network, not to mention her mismanagement of donations via some botched AIDS charity. I'm not here to dredge all that horseshit up again. I want you to remember that way back in the '60s, sh ... More >>

  • Dance

    July 3, 2007

    Forget Botox

    Dancing beauties on life's little runway

  • Music

    May 15, 2007

    The Re-Entroducer

    Professor, blogger, DJ, curator, and music zealot Oliver Wang reveals even more Soul Sides

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Live: The Bird and The Bee's Queen Has a Nipple Issue

    Who needs video when you've got animated gifs? Photos and animated gifs by Sidney Lo The Bird and The Bee at Joe's Pub Date: Monday, February 26 Better than: A Christian Clown Training Video Rating: 7.0 Last night at Joe's Pub, The Bird and The Bee's queen had a breast issue. Vocalist Inara George ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2006
  • Music

    January 31, 2006

    Forever Young

    The joyous clamor of today's youth punches you in the nose

  • Music

    July 5, 2005

    Power of Love

    Memorial service for Luther Vandross brings out the star wattage and Holy Ghost power

  • Music

    June 28, 2005

    So Amazing

    Why Luther Vandross's Legacy Matters

  • Music

    June 28, 2005

    Baby One More Time

    Peerless pop band Fountains of Wayne maintain a market profile till the revolution comes

  • Music

    March 9, 2004

    Gandalf Gets Swivey on the Wheels

    Cool out, it's only Ringo and his three friends, doing the same stuff they've always done

  • Music

    December 2, 2003

    A Wise Man's Brill Building

    Move over Dionne, Luther, Elvis too—Mr. Biggs wants a piece of Burt Bacharach now

  • Film

    May 20, 2003

    Visage Quest

    I'll Be Your Mirror

  • Music

    April 15, 2003

    Mr. and Mrs. Used to Be

    Jack and Meg Find a Little Place to Fight 'Em Off

  • NYC Life

    April 8, 2003
  • NYC Life

    December 17, 2002
  • Music

    September 10, 2002
  • Film

    March 5, 2002
  • NYC Life

    September 11, 2001
  • Music

    February 27, 2001

    Forever Old

    NARAS Sifts Through an Arty Bunch in a Don't-Miss Year

  • Music

    December 19, 2000
  • Film

    November 14, 2000
  • Columns

    April 4, 2000
  • NYC Life

    April 6, 1999
  • Music

    December 1, 1998
  • Music

    October 27, 1998
  • Music

    August 4, 1998