The Electric Lady herself made her proper Saturday Night Live debut last night, and everyone who caught it is still looking to reacquaint themselves with gravity, 'cause girl floored the world with her moonwalking and skyrocketing scales. A bit spastic, a touch unhinged, and every ounce the textbook ... More >>
A sanitized Beatles tribute could use "Help!"
Boomers Turn Broadway into a Pop-Music Scrapbook
The new musical about Charlie Chaplin is nicely designed, affectionate, and fairly well played, but kind of dull. Being fascinated by the magical artistry of Chaplin--as we all are--doesn't necessarily mean you'd thrill to recreations of fragments from his personal life, interspersed with a handful ... More >>
The Slipper Room opened in 1999 and quickly became the hub of the neo-burlesque movement, pulsing with saucy strippers and drag king comics bringing back an old-time vaudeville feeling with more modern, knowing attitudes towards gender and sexuality. Well, the joint closed for renovations two years ... More >>
In some ways, the Friday before last looked like business as usual at Colony Records, the venerable Theater District music-and-sheet-music retailer that recently announced its impending closing after 64 years of operation. At the counter, Warren Tesoro, an employee for 25 years, asked a middle-aged ... More >>
Conveniently, they're all in one monologue (below the jump) which the self-deprecating Phyllis performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969. "You think I'm overdressed? This is just my slip." "I got a figure that just won't start."
The Music of the Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 Carnegie Hall Tuesday, March 13 Better than: Paying $300 to see The Stones. Okay, so maybe most of the audience was old enough to remember the first time they saw Mick Jagger shake his hips and lips on The Ed Sullivan Show. And a sea of salt-an ... More >>
When Speaker Christine Quinn presented her compromised version of the Living Wage Bill last week, we immediately wondered how it would affect retail-clothing workers, #47 on the Voice's list of the 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers. We got in touch with Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Whol ... More >>
...in his latest book, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years
Let me go into my Grandma Moses mode and bitch about something relatively newfangled and shit. Back when I was growing up in the Civil War, there were only a handful of TV stations on the dial. And that meant that every single human with a TV set watched the very same things.
Left to right: Val Kilmer, Crosby, Stills, and Nash After having shown a stunning lack of muscle regarding the Clash and Bob Dylan, I figured I'd give our trusty panel of rock critics one last chance to embarrass themselves in front of whatever baby boomers have figured out the Internet. The ... More >>
Clownsurfing is a real thing. Pics by Rebecca, more below.The Rock and Roll Circus, a two-night spectacle at Lincoln Center that started Monday, was billed as a homage to the Rolling Stones' 1968 event by the same name, a multi-ring extravaganza scattering big-top attractions among sets in th ... More >>
via kimkardashian.celebuzz.comLast week, Kardashian toyed with viewers of her website: "Hmm ... why would I be getting measured ... Curiosity? Dress fitting? Can you guess?" (Is that a caliper the woman is using to size up her buns?) Yesterday, she posted a photo of a cast of her head. Turns ... More >>
What the King of Pop left behind, and what he took with him
On January 22, St. Ann's Warehouse will be hosting a benefit concert to help pay medical expenses for Tuli Kupferberg, the anti-war poet and all around wiseass who co-founded local heroes the Fugs. Whether because of their political activism (Kupferberg was arrested trying to levitate the P ... More >>
Alternative link here. The answer to the third of the three questions in yesterday's teaser quiz was The Newbeats, whose song "Bread and Butter" easily made it onto either the 10 Best or Runners-Up lists, but which one? Listen to this Youtube clip and see if can figure out in which position ... More >>
Beauregard Houston-MontgomeryI love esoteric stars who are troupers in need of more appreciation. That's where I step in. Recently I went to see an off-Broadway revue called Don't Leave It All To Your Children!, which costars seasoned performers like Marcia Rodd and Steve Rossi.
It did not occur until just now that the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon makes this particular 30 Rock soundstage into absolute ground zero for live rap. You now have arguably hip-hop's best live act, in residence: willing and able support for anybody with an album out. Jay-Z. Nas. T.I. Blac ... More >>
It's not something we look for, but something we always expected to be there, and soon it will be gone. Liz Smith's column is leaving the New York Post, her only and probably last local newspaper outlet, and with it goes an old-fashioned kind of gossip journalism, less rude, less crude, and more obv ... More >>
There's no business like Gaynor's show business; under the big top at Hustlaball
Stay away from clowns! Just continue to be ones yourselves. (And other Dear ABBA suggestions.)
A ballet veteran looks back; young dancers gaze into the future
Plainfield's Tyrone Ashley once rivaled George Clinton. He may get his doo-wop due yet.
Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine
Lincoln Center Thaws Its Cold War on Jazz Activism
John Kelly Represents in Mime
The Lure of Vintage Clothes
Peasant Blouses, Vreeland, and Mickey Mouse
Style Slumps at the Met
City University's Alarming Arms Purchases
Scavenging for funds in the age of for-profit education