Blitz the Ambassador and Spoek Mathambo w/Mshini Wam
Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
Sunday, August 7
Better than: An evening spinning old soul records.
"Don't forget that I'm from Ghana, yo. D'you know how far that is?" Samuel Bazawule, the Brooklyn-based MC better known as ... More >>
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.
Chilean sandwich shop Barros Luco in Midtown has closed after a little more than a year in operation.
Galaxy Global Eatery, a restaurant specializing in hemp-based cuisine, has c ... More >>
Ah, jeez--an awards show, the MTV EMAs, but also a celebration of freedom, see, because Reagan/Gorbachev/the power of music tore down the Berlin Wall twenty years ago so that Bono could branch out into rap, and New York Mayor (?!) Jay-Z could talk about fixed elections in Iran and genocide in Rwan ... More >>
Kill the radio, but not this guy. Pic by Puja Patel, more below.The OKAY Africa showcase closed out CMJ with a bang for those who managed to cram into the Knitting Factory Saturday night: A sold-out lineup of African all-stars took the stage in a heartfelt tribute to their homeland, tinged wi ... More >>
CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOXL-R: Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen.
The exhilarating moment of truth (for this week, anyway) has finally come. Will Douchebag Gokey's backroom-of-a-bar performances last night earn him the well-deserved boot? Will Kris Allen's Beautiful Bubble finally burst? Will Adam ... More >>
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The Story of the United States
Author: Elbridge S. Brooks
Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company, Bosto ... More >>
My lord this is a badly informed piece in the Times this morning. The lede:
To many Americans, Maya Arulpragasam, known as M.I.A., is the very pregnant rapper who gyrated across the stage at Sunday's Grammy Awards. Tet in Sri Lanka, where she spent her childhood years, M.I.A. remains virtually u ... More >>