Probably not, but: "New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in secret negotiations with HBO to produce a historic Bon Jovi concert in Central Park the night before the 10th anniversary of 9/11." That's from The Daily's gossip page today. So, you know, this showwhich will reportedly be ... More >>
As the winter thaws out, more summer concerts are showing up on the calendar's horizon. Today, the City Parks Foundation announced the schedule for this year's SummerStage, which takes place from June 7 to September 2 in parks all around the city, with the mainstage happening at Central Park. ... More >>
If you happened to watch last night's American Music Awards, well, I'm very sorry. If you didn't, our good friend Maura provides an in-depth live-blog summary over at the Awl, but here's the gist: Justin Bieber reigned supreme, Katy Perry wandered so far off key she made Taylor Swift sound li ... More >>
Legendary New York painter Chuck Close has been named by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Close came to fame by taking photographs of his subjects and then sometimes using an airbrush and grids to create hyper-realist paintings from them. (A nice syno ... More >>
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From the producers who brought us African American Lives and Oprah's Roots comes a new PBS series called Faces of America. Popular icons like Stephen Colbert, Malcolm Gladwell, and Yo Yo Ma have agreed to have their DNA deconstructed to discover what role their ... More >>
Noted Björk collaborators the Dirty Projectors join 2008 Pazz & Jop winners TV on the Radio in Central Park Friday night to benefit this year's free Central Park SummerStage slate.
Beware of projectile vomiting at Webster Hall; Chromeo's Dave 1 is DJing tonight.
Trumpet virtuoso Ralph Ale ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal, reporting from Davos, asks (gulp), "Is Capitalism, as We Know It, Dead?"
Pumped up from his experience as chief investigator of steroids abuse in baseball, George Mitchell is now in for some really heavy lifting: the testosterone-laden, rage-filled Arab-Jew death dance i ... More >>
12:00 p.m. Well, we have a new Vice-President at least. Biden swears in with J.P. Stevens.
12:03 p.m. Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and an all-star band play "Air and Simple Gifts" written by Star Wars composer John Williams. Giant crowd is quiet and respectful.
12:08 p.m. Here we go. Chief Justice R ... More >>
Last week's prediction: Inauguration-themed
"Latino R&B crooner" Jean is more than a bit of an enigma--if your band name, song title, and album title (Out of the Box) are three different unGooglable clichés, you might start to wonder if you are in fact merely the last faint gasp of human intelli ... More >>