Beach Boys YouTube wormholes can take many paths, from sunshine-draped reveries to sudden decisive turns towards the seriously depressing. But no clickbait-enhanced listicle of questionable Mike Love sartorial/dance/aesthetic moves, horrifying Brian Wilson zombie moments, made-for-TV movies, or John ... More >>
Theater director Lorca Peress is directing two one act operas opening this weekend at Queen College's Goldstein Theater. My Kinsman, Major Molineau (making its New York premiere) and The Image Maker (making its world premiere) were both composed by Bruce Saylor and are conducted by Ms. Peress's fath ... More >>
American Composers Orchestra
Tuesday, January 31
Better than: A date with Justin Bieber for a 13-year-old girl.
Last night at Carnegie Hall, the American Composers Orchestra ("the only orchestra in the world" dedicated to music by American composers) celebrated Philip Glass's 75th bi ... More >>
Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding Trio
Thursday, January 12
Better than: More sniping and griping about the future of jazz.
Maybe you've heard, but there's currently a storm, part lament and part manifesto, brewing in one quarter of the jazz scene, in which dep ... More >>
(le) poisson rouge
Tuesday, October 4
Better than: Practicing Universal Interconnectivity.
"As you might have noticed already, I'm OK with stupid."
Jon Brionthe Grammy nominated film score composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalisthad just teased the crow ... More >>
Robert SietsemaViewed from Inwood Hill Park, New Jersey is beautiful.
Despite this week's sodden weather, spring really is upon us, which means that picnic season is too. New York harbors untold numbers of excellent picnic spots, be they in midtown pocket parks, an empty soccer field, or you ... More >>
Jim Caruso hosts Cast Party, the long-running Monday night entertainment free-for-all at Birdland, but he's even better known for performing with the lusty legend known as Liza Minnelli.
In honor of Jim's swinging new CD The Swing Set, I asked him some probing show biz questions.
Me: Hi, Ji ... More >>
This week's New Yorker explores the FBI files of Leonard Bernstein, which is much like previous FOIL examinations of such celebrities, but has some hilarious details about the Nixon Administration's concern with Bernsetin's hallucinogenic Mass, which opened the Kennedy Center in D.C. in 1971. ... More >>