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    August 1, 2014

    Top 5 Greatest Lily Allen Outbursts

    As anyone in her native UK will tell you, Lily Allen has been suffering (or thriving, depending on your perspective) from a lack of filter ever since she emerged with her charisma-laden debut full-length, Alright Still, in 2006. Mouthy, quick-witted and -- as her fellow Londoners would say -- a bit ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 7/28/14

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

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    December 20, 2013

    Joe Moses Brings His Holiday Showses Back to New York City

    In 2009, Joe Moses joined forces with his college friends and peers in Team StarKid to effectively blow up the internet with their YouTube parody musical titled A Very Potter Musical. Playing a hilariously drawling, gliding, and deliciously wicked version of Severus Snape, Moses showed off his comed ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Aaliyah- and Sade-Inspired Jessie Ware Brings Her "British Electronic Soul Music" To Town

    Jessie Ware, 28, is British soul's new leading lady. Her penchant for smooth, '90s r&b has played a major part in shaping her elegant sound, while a strong appreciation for British bass music has enabled her to put a different spin on things. Ware's debut LP, Devotion, entered the UK album chart at ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Live: Pop-Punk Rises (And Crowdsurfs) Again At The Warped Tour

    Warped Tour: Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, Every time I Die, Polar Bear Club, Fireworks, and others. Nassau Coliseum Saturday, July 21 Better than: Last year. A few images: • The weather was beautiful; this year there was wind. Sunlight gently cascaded onto the grounds and sometimes r ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Live: Roger Waters Brings A Super-Sized The Wall To The Bronx

    Roger Waters Yankee Stadium Friday, July 6 Better than: The Yanks taking three of four from the Red Sox. Size matters. Roger Waters proved this Friday night at Yankee Stadium when he put on his biggest-yet production of one of the biggest albums of all time, his former band Pink Floyd's double-LP ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Live: Is Michael Jackson: Immortal The Pop Spectacle Of The Future?

    Michael Jackson: Immortal Madison Square Garden Wednesday, April 4 Better than: Ringling Bros. Cirque du Soleil's take on Michael Jackson's catalog, Michael Jackson: Immortal, is certainly ambitious. The twoish-hour set has a live band, aerialists and fireworks, flips and flops, a dancing sequined ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Oddsmaking: Who Will Win This Year's Best New Artist Trophy At The Grammys?

    In this week's Voice I wrote about Skrillex, the emo-dude-gone-dubstep-auteur who's spawned a bunch of funny-Photoshop blogs and garnered five Grammy nominations. One of the categories he's nominated in is one of the Big Four—Best New Artist, which seems to have shaken off its "one-way ticket ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    The Islanders Are Coming! The Islanders Are Coming!

    ​Things have been mostly quiet on the New York Islanders arena front since their public vote for a new home in the 516 crashed and burned spectacularly last summer. That all changed yesterday afternoon, however, with the announcement that the team has scheduled an exhibition game against the D ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Jimmy Castor, R.I.P.

    Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2011

    The 10 Best Live Shows of 2011

    The best stuff we saw on stage this year, from thrash to Kpop

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    August 12, 2011

    Jani Lane, R.I.P.

    Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the hard rock band Warrant, was found dead in a California hotel room last night. Lane was Warrant's primary songwriter, penning radio hits like "Heaven," "I Saw Red," and "Cherry Pie"; in his later years, he would leave and get back together with his former ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Live: Britney Spears And Nicki Minaj Turn Up The Bass

    Nate "Igor" Smith​ Britney Spears w/Nicki Minaj Nassau Coliseum Tuesday, August 2 Better than: Being trailed by party photographers. I spent a lot of last night's Britney Spears set stressing out. That was partially by design, I suppose; the "plot" of the show had Britney being chased by a ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Live: Sade Reaches Out To The People At Nassau Coliseum

    Sade w/John Legend Nassau Coliseum Tuesday, June 21 Better than: Date night at home. It's probably obvious to say that Sade makes "mood music." The velvety, sultry voice of Sade Adu serves as the emotional center, radiating feeling even when it's seemingly at its most reserved; her phrasing open ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Live: Glee Warbles And Waves At Nassau Coliseum

    by Rae Votta ​ Glee Live Nassau Coliseum Saturday, June 18 Better than: A slushie to the face. Getting caught up in a cultural juggernaut leaves you ripe for teasing. I casually followed Glee at the beginning, but I didn't tumble headfirst into true fandom until this season, sacrificing my ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    How Your Cover Sausage Gets Made: The Likely Inspirations For Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" Cover

    ​Late Friday night Lady Gaga released the cover for her forthcoming big deal of an album Born This Way, and reaction to it was fairly swift, and mostly "huh?" The cover, as you can see at left, features Gaga as a half-woman, half-motorcycle, and the more vocal Gaga fans out there tried to spin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Nicki Minaj Will Reportedly Give Britney Spears' Tour A Bit Of Fire

    ​In what a lot of think pieces will probably herald as the passing of some sort of "leading lady of pop" torch, Nicki Minaj has reportedly signed on to open for Britney Spears' tour this summer. (The tour hits Nassau Coliseum Aug. 2, and the Izod Center Aug. 5.) Minaj's lap-dancing, sex-toy-as ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: Kelis Tries For A Rebound

    With her new album Flesh Tone, the "Milkshake" singer tries on some club-pop

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    March 31, 2009

    Live: The Grateful Dead's Free Gramercy/Orensanz/Roseland Trifecta

    all photos by David Atlas "We miss Jerry!" some guy felt the need to observe loudly last night, during the quietest of last night's three sets by the band once known as the Grateful Dead. "You think we don't?" shot back, Phil Lesh, the Dead's 69-year-old beanpole bass player.

  • Music

    July 16, 2008

    'Uncle' Ralph McDaniels, A Hip-Hop Pioneer, Still Inside the Box

    Celebrating 25 years of his trailblazing rap-video show

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    March 25, 2008
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    November 16, 2007
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    November 13, 2007

    Project Runway

    Three r&b lovermen try on different outfits, literally, metaphorically, and sexually

  • News

    May 29, 2007

    Mopping Up

    The ordeal of the New Yorkers sent to clean up the mess at Abu Ghraib

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    January 23, 2007

    A Good Sport Spoiled

    New York gets a sweet-faced pro lacrosse team

  • Music

    September 12, 2006

    Tool: An Appreciation

    Support for alleged "subliterate kid metal for morons" arises from an unlikely source

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    May 20, 2003
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    November 12, 2002
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    October 29, 2002

    Chairman of the Board

    Tony Hawk Airs on the Side of Commercialism

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    October 1, 2002
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    April 30, 2002

    Bully for Bollywood

    With 'Lagaan,' the Indian Movie Industry Is Poised to Cross Over

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    March 5, 2002
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    March 6, 2001


    How Is It That Mike Milbury Hasn’t Been Voted Off the Island Yet?

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    May 2, 2000

    Grappling With Homosexuality

    Professional Wrestling: Simultaneously Homoerotic and Homophobic

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    December 8, 1998

    The Death of Hockey

    The changes in the game that are turning it to slush

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    October 13, 1998

    Quiz Show

    Fans drop beer and pick up pencils to find out who's best