The Rascals sang some of the most affecting pop-rock hits of the 1960s, like "Groovin'," "People Got To Be Free," "Good Lovin'," and "How Can I Be Sure?" It took a while, but now they're on Broadway, in Once Upon a Dream, a concert/biomusical/multimedia show that tells of their optimistic hits and ... More >>
This week's column is not only a beautiful retro romp with the Rascals, but with Rita Wilson, whose new album digs into the oldies vault and reinterprets them for some fresh sounds of the city. I talked to Rita about her taste, her music, and her car-radio inspirations.
Boomers Turn Broadway into a Pop-Music Scrapbook
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The first week I remember ever hearing American Top 40 with Casey Kasem on the radio, back in the summer of 1981, the No. 1 spot was a real cliffhanger. As Kasem explained, the week before, Kim Carnes's synth-pop smash "Bette Davis Eyes" had ceded the top spot after about a month, to a song ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 13, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 33 Riffs By Don Heckman If anybody out there is looking for a convenient, already-built set for a film of Kafka's "The Castle," I've got just the thing -- Shea Stadium. Endless ramps that lead nowhere in p ... More >>
Latin freestyle's dreamboys and dreamgirls dance back into the spotlight
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