ReGroup Theatre revives the Group Theatre's second play
"If you want to get a grasp on what was happening musically in the early '70s in New York City, especially in the soul arena, Perception Records is one of the prime labels to be checked out." So says respected DJ, producer and record collector DJ Spinna, who handily happens to have compiled the best ... More >>
The fact that the new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' culture-clash classic A Streetcar Named Desire has a multicultural cast turns out to be a non issue. As long as the poetry is served, it doesn't matter what color the actors are, especially if they're game for the challenge. And in this ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
Honoring this year's fallen, with a few we failed to note last year
Jean SimmonsAnd there were a lot of them, all with a legacy of astounding achievements well worth reflecting on! Rue McClanahan? Elizabeth Edwards? Teena Marie?
Jay Reatard, gone but not forgotten.It is depressing but accurate to note how inexorably the internet bends toward death, and how much of the work of professional critics these days is announcing it, verifying it, and making sense of it (often in that order, unfortunately). Michael Jackson, a ... More >>
via Wikipedia With flaring eyes and a honey-drenched voice, Lena Horne was a force of nature, and divinely gorgeous to boot.
"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 >>
--After getting a bit more publicly excited than we care to remember about Thorns of Life, last fall's short-lived collaboration between Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil's Blake Schwarzenbach, Aaron Cometbus, and (The L Word's) Daniella Sea, we figured we'd just go ahead and keep quiet about forgett ... More >>
â€‹Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJanuary 14, 1965, Vol. X, No. 13Blowin' in the Wind: A Folk-Music RevoltBy Jack NewfieldOn the frontier of every art form guerilla bands of prophets and crackpots are nourishing the orthodoxies and fashions of tomorrow.A decade ago the frontie ... More >>
Ashanti's got nothing on Diana Ross
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesJune 6, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 33Miss Hansberry & Bobby KBy Diane Fisher"When we left the Kennedys' apartment I had a feeling of complete futility, and as we got on the elevator I wondered if there is any way to make the white people in this co ... More >>
Ricardo Montalban, who died today at his Los Angeles home, started out as a sort of ethnic utility man in Hollywood, playing not only a variety of South and Central American characters but also Asians and Native Americans. (He is shown here receiving an award in 1993 from Anthony Quinn, who knew ho ... More >>
Archiving American Jewish pop live
Fruity, winking odes to drugs, money, excess, and disorientation
A choreographer slips behind the camera's eye
Melville's noir at Film Forum, plus Afro-punk at BAM and more
From the Colorado Rockies and the San Francisco Bay, Modern and Ballet Companies
A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind
Californian John Walker Fought for the Taliban. Does This Make Him a Traitor to the U.S.?
Surveying the Season's Most Extravagant Photo Books
In Search of Homo Harlemand a New Black Gay Reality