Raven-Symone and I once judged a pet costume contest together in Kips Bay, so we go way back. (True story.) That made me want to catch her in Sister Act even more religiously, so when Paper's Mickey Boardman was going to see the show for a third time, I persuaded him to take me in his handbag.
He's back! And looking good! Jesus Christ Superstar--the 1971 Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical based on the 1970 album--has returned, in sharp contrast to Godspell, the Stephen Schwartz hippie tuner that also debuted in 1971 and has magically come back this year as well.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 16, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 33 Son of Son of God? by Cynthia Grenier EN BOQEQ, Israel -- We're 1286 feet below sea level. Total night, with a paring of a new moon and a sprinkle of fiercely bright stars. Suddenly day happens as if ... More >>
10.0 Best New Eyeliner, For SureHere at last is a label-sanctioned embed of Lady Gaga's video for her Yaz-meets-her-own-back-catalog single "Judas," in which she plays Mary Magdalene leading a biker gang of Apostles, and in which she's torn between two lovers--Judas and, yes, Jesus. (You can ... More >>
Lady Gaga's slightly confused ode to her Catholic upbringing "Judas" slipped a bit on the sales charts this week, falling from No. 4 to No. 6 with 158,000 downloads, but that trend might very well be reversed with next week's sales tally, since the Lady has made those people who find out abou ... More >>
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