Boys being clowns being boys
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Playwrights Horizons was filled to capacity for The Night of 1000 Judys, a combo concert/comedy show benefiting the Ali Forney Center. Host Justin Sayre--who's sort of Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg--was hilarious, with his offhand monologues about the need for Judy Garland worship (and any othe ... More >>
The late Judy Garland would have turned 90 yesterday, so Liza Minnelli sent out a message: "Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about our self until she exquisitely tra ... More >>
And I'm in it! It's a Judy Garland-obsessed show that benefits the Ali Forney Center. And guess who's going to be there, preaching at the shrine of Judyism?
In their dealings with a potentially scary press person like myself, celebs are sometimes solicitous, occasionally pandering, at times delightfully ass kissy, but always tons of fun. Here are just a few of the highlights through the years:
You can't say this has been done before: A cabaret act called "I Want To Live!" in which the star plays Barbara Graham--the real-life Death Row inmate portrayed by Susan Hayward in the 1958 movie--and recites actual dialogue from the film in between crooning classics like "April Showers" and ... More >>
Saturday's Rally for Women's Health in Foley Square served as a reminder that activism in America is alive and well, contrary to whatever the Internet might have been telling us. An estimated 6,000 people gathered at the event held by New York City's Planned Parenthood in an attempt to tell W ... More >>
LIFE.com With sparks flaring across the globe, from the Middle East to the Midwest and even our very own SoHo, what seems to be a moment for change is spreading rapidly. This weekend, New Yorkers will take to the streets in honor of two particularly relevant issues: women's health, and violen ... More >>
Living legends and budding artistes alike break out, rise up, and move beyond
On Saturday, lizphair.com suddenly had a new album available via download for a mere $5.99, with one streaming track as a sample, or maybe a warning: "Bollywood" features our heroine rapping in different voices over, yes, a Bollywood tabla. This, in addition to the low asking price, prnt scrn ... More >>
Album of the year, reissue of the year, best debut, and more
Historicity and records from other fresh faces take our 2009 jazz poll
The downtown ingénue takes on bigger audiences and weightier issues
Keep the Living Theatre alive
Whats behind Lady Rizo
Feist overshadows the subversive sirens blaring down South
Major-label hip-hop records in burying-best-tracks shocker!
The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days
Ignore Regina Spektor's warm idiosyncraciesor bash the U.S.A.at your own peril
A mammoth production of the epic verse gets a stateside staging
Every day Nellie McKay wonders why shes in the music businessbut she definitely is
Philip Glass's handpicked humanitarians keep it unstuffy
Add to the many things not to be thankful for this year 13 CDs that will make your gorge rise
Thrush attempts again to show everything old is new again
From protests to plays and films to forums, New York 'makes nice' with the RNC
A pair of country goofballs boogaloo down Broadway with their rappin' buttload of friends
Arguments against education, reclaimed punk rants, electropop with staying power
Cabaret wunderkind waves jock-hipster kryptonite at all of NPR's left-leaning quirksters
Ah, those talking heads-the TV yabberers, not the guys singing about buildings and food. We've grown a little...