Jimmy Durante

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Mas Van Hagar: Why Sammy Hagar's Motivation Is More Powerful Than David Lee Roth's Bravado

    The first time I saw Van Halen perform live, the band was colloquially known as Van Hagar. Guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony had just reunited with their second frontman Sammy Hagar to promote a greatest-hits package titled Best of Both Worlds; I bought f ... More >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2011

    Kid Creole and the Coconuts' Fresh Fruit

    The pioneering project returns with I Wake Up Screaming

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Five Dead and Gone Classic Brooklyn Restaurants

    pbase.comAt one time, Lundy's was the world's largest restaurant, seating 2,800 hungry souls.​ Shed a tear for Brooklyn's great restaurants of the past. They once defined life in the borough, making it unnecessary to toddle to Manhattan for a lively and memorable night out, and they died as t ... More >>

  • Film

    June 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Bartender Leo Cook of Bloomington, Indiana has won T.G.I. Friday's Utimate Beverage competition with his "Vanilla Lemon Ice," which will be served at Friday's restaurants starting today. The drink comprises Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka, triple sec, lemonade and Sprite. Bring the kids! A young Harlem moth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2008

    The 76 Richest Americans

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. November 20, 1957, Vol. III, No. 4 (new motto on page 1: "A Greenwich Village Weekly") The Lively Arts By Gilbert Seldes There was a bit of front-page excitement recently over the list of the 76 richest millionaires in America as compiled ... More >>

  • Music

    November 28, 2006

    Whole Lotta Universal Love

    Nine discs of Robert Plant's post-Zep musings, worldly and inspired

  • Music

    December 14, 2004

    Who Needs Boxes 2004

    That's not counting Ray Charles, of course, or the entire history of rock and roll's roots

  • Music

    December 9, 2003

    Party Like It's 1899

    Drive, determination, and derogatory language from the old Topworld and Underworld

  • NYC Life

    November 25, 2003
  • Music

    November 18, 2003

    Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Ho ho hee hee ha ha to the funny farm where life is beautiful

  • Columns

    August 22, 2000
  • Theater

    August 1, 2000