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A Job That Rocks: An Interview With a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Curator

Posted 2 weeks ago
It's the home of some of rock and roll's most sacred and iconic artifacts, like Michael Jackson's white glove, Elvis' jumpsuits and Jimi Hendrix's guitar. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is home to over 10,000 items of music history like these -- but who finds them? Who assembles them? Who gets to reach out to globally famous acts and ask them for their stuff? ...
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Audra McDonald To Return To Broadway In 2016 For 'Shuffle Along' Musical

Posted 3 weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway next year in a show that reaches back over 90 years.

Producer Scott Rudin said Thursday that McDonald will star next March in a show that looks at the making of the 1921 hit "Shuffle Along," one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African-Americans. The show — to ...
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Better Than Home: Chats with Beth Hart, The Stone Foxes and Sugar Ray Norcia, Plus Buffalo Rodeo, Dida and Elaine Romanelli Exclusives

Posted 3 weeks ago
A Conversation with Beth Hart
 
Mike Ragogna: Beth, your new album is titled Better Than Home. So what's better than home?
 
Beth Hart: "Better Than Home," the song, is about getting out of your hiding place and having the courage to live as loud as possible. It is about feeling the life that has been given and has been waiting for you all along.
 
MR:  ...
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Apollo Theater Set To Honor 100th Birthday Of Jazz Legend Billie Holiday

Posted 4 weeks ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday.

The legendary American jazz vocalist was born on April 17, 1915, and died in 1959 at the age of 44. Holiday performed at least two dozen times at the Apollo. She will be inducted into its Walk of Fame on April 16.

The theater also is collaborating with ...
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Apollo Theater to honor blues singer Billie Holiday

Posted 4 weeks ago
Credit: news.yahoo.com
NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday.
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The Future Is in the Stars

Posted 1 month ago
This morning, Leonard Nimoy passed away, taking with him a brilliant, sensitive soul and a character that has for half a century been one of the most popular and enduring reflections of our humanity.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that ISIS had started to make good on their threat to destroy as many of humanity's most remarkable achievements as they can. Hammers were taken to A ...
Related Links: Audrey Hepburn, Billie Holiday, Maria Callas, Marilyn Monroe, Buster Keaton, Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, Always (1989), Star Trek (2009), Them! (1954), Star Trek (1966), Star Trek (1973), Today (1952), Today (1982), Marilyn (1963)
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Jerry Tallmer, Adieu

Posted 1 month ago
Despite the frigid temperatures, everything was warm and witty at Theater for the New City's beautiful send off to long time theatre critic Jerry Tallmer. Crystal Field, head honcho of the theatre opened up the evening of ruminations about this talented critic , one who was first to encourage the works of the radically different playwrights like Jean Genet, Brecht, Edwar Albee, Tom Stoppard and ...
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The Stacks: Billie Holiday: Jazz's Aching Songbird

Posted 1 month ago
Dizzy Gillespie's big band, at Birdland in New York. Coming down the stairs I heard a crackling, stunning trumpet cadenza, brilliant in content as well as in its reckless virtuosity. And yet it wasn't Dizzy. I looked at the stand and there was a teenager from Philadelphia, Lee Morgan, for whom Dizzy had just opened the door to the Big Apple.
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Blake Lively makes her first postpartum outing during NYFW: lovely?

Posted 1 month ago
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Last night, Blake Lively made her first public appearance since giving birth. She only gave birth in early January, and look... she’s already lost all the baby weight. Not that she even gained that much, you know. Out of all the ladies who were pregnant over the past year, I kind of think Blake had the prettiest and most glowing pregnancy. Anyway, she ...
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First Nighter: Diana Ross, 70 Going on 22, Glamorously Re-Opens Brooklyn's King's Theatre

Posted 2 months ago
Diana Ross--Miss Ross to you, Diane to family and (Motown) friends--heart-stoppingly opened Brooklyn's restored King's Theatre last night (February 3) by entering from the back of the vast, spectacularly refurbished auditorium.

On the way to the stage, very appropriately singing "I'm Coming Out," she passed me within five feet. She was wrapped in a ruffled and fluffy ...
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