Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony announces return to Brooklyn
Oct10

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony announces return to Brooklyn

LL Cool J is the only artist representing New York City in the 2019 list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. The Queens rapper, a five-time nominee, is among 15 total performers eyeing spots at the Barclays Center ceremony taking place next spring. Joining him on the ballot are six first-timers: Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, Roxy Music and Devo. Janet Jackson, first nominated in 2016, is also up for...

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OneBeat, group of international artists, ready for NYC grand finale
Oct10

OneBeat, group of international artists, ready for NYC grand finale

After weeks of traveling, rehearsing and performing across the country, a group of international artists are ready for their New York City grand finale. Members of this year’s OneBeat music residency program, which includes 25 members from 18 countries, will conclude its monthlong U.S. tour with events in the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn this week.Kyla-Rose Smith, OneBeat’s program manager, said the artists, who are between...

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How did Anders Danielsen Lie become Anders Breivik for ’22 July’? Here’s what the actor told us
Oct10

How did Anders Danielsen Lie become Anders Breivik for ’22 July’? Here’s what the actor told us

Anders Danielsen Lie was always aware of the preparation and the mental toil that playing Anders Breivik, the mass murderer who killed 77 people across Oslo, Norway, on 22 July, 2011, would require.  So much so that Lie recently admitted to me that it took him a few weeks to actually agree to the part. “It was a huge responsibility. I had to be absolute certain that I could create a character that was believable.  I would never have...

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Inside the unlikely but true Velvet Underground Experience NYC
Oct10

Inside the unlikely but true Velvet Underground Experience NYC

The mainstream was not ready for the Velvet Underground in 1965. That didn’t stop founding members Lou Reed and John Cale pulling everyone from Andy Warhol to German model Nico into their orbit and, in five short years, creating a legacy that would change the sound, visual aesthetic and attitude of rock ‘n’ roll forever. That story, from its roots in one of the roughest periods of New York City history to the who’s who of modern...

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Reimagine End of Life celebrates all things death and dying
Oct10

Reimagine End of Life celebrates all things death and dying

When it comes to death and dying, we’re sure creativity and celebration are not the first things you think of. But this month’s first-ever Reimagine End of Life festival strives to change your mindset. “In thinking about end of life, a lot of the conversation pertains to logistics, like planning, and it often feels very sterile. The idea was to bring some heart, emotion and love back into the conversation — and that really starts with...

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