Sometime in the blurry '80s, I saw Aretha Franklin in concert at Lincoln Center!
Think that's incongruous?
Well, Aretha's opening act was Marvin Hamlisch!
Actually, this booking wasn't all that bizarre, since Hamlisch had cowritten a number one R&B tune for Aretha ("Break It To Me Gently") and al ... More >>
Arif Lohar w/ Arooj Aftab
Friday, April 27
Better than: Watching a certain very popular video obsessively.
As another occasionally devotional songwriter once sang: "The band in Heaven plays my favorite song. They play it once again, they play it all night long." Pakistani folk singer ... More >>
Today Amnesty International releases Chimes Of Freedom, a really, really huge compilation of bob Dylan covers by artists both canonized and obscure. Trying to analyze such a huge undertaking can only be done in one way: Mathematically.
Amount of music in this collection: 73 songs on four CD ... More >>
Lady Gaga.Today the radio behemoth Clear Channel announced a festival celebrating the relaunch of its online service iHeartRadio, which currently allows listeners to tune into the chain's terrestrial-radio outlets from all over the country (as well as about 150 digital-only stations) and whic ... More >>
Condé Nast is turning some of its best-known magazine names into restaurants in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Can a Vanity Fair Café here on U.S. soil be far behind?
[Wall Street Journal]
The recent closure of a Key Food in Flushing has led residents to ask a new Asian market i ... More >>
Photos by Puja PatelMI21: Mother India 21st Century Remix with DJ Tigerstyle and Falu
Celebrate Brooklyn/Prospect Park
Thursday, July 29
"Some of you already have the Bollywood thing down, wearing your sunglasses at night," teased Falu singer Gaurav Shah, as he donned his own pair. "T ... More >>
Morgan Spurlock's nerd-awaited Simpsons 20th anniversary special aired last night. Highlights: Dr. Ruth praising Marge and Homer's sex life, a visit to an actual Duff Brewery in Argentina (who currently have a pending copyright-infringement lawsuit from FOX), and the third-hardest working man in N ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here.
America: A Tribute To Heroes was a true television feat--put together merely 10 days after the 9-11 attacks, presented without commercials on over 35 channels, raising millions of dollars for the families of WTC vict ... More >>