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No Name TURNS 20 last night at The United Palace Theatre on Broadway in Washington Heights was a blast. Eric Vetter, founder of No Name, led a star filled cast of performers paying tribute to a class act, No Name & A Bag O’Chips Variety Show ~ happy 20, may the next 20 be better than the first, a tough… Read more »

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The one question everyone has on their mind when they see Mother Feather is: Why aren’t they headlining? Wednesday night’s show at Brooklyn Bowl was no different. The band’s water-flinging, half-naked energy and ardently delivered cock-rock sound make you crave a second set and leaves whomever has to follow them with a heavy burden. The… Read more »

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This Saturday, February 22nd, at a graffiti coated bodega in the Lower East Side an event is planned to take place that is somehow simultaneously completely unique and universally appealing. Pop-Up Art Event has touched on something with The Art of Hair which will feature hair-centric art from numerous artists in several mediums while the… Read more »

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Fifty years ago today, in a small New York City theater, in front of an audience of 728 people, Ed Sullivan launched The Beatles, ignited a cultural revolution and unleashed the desire to create music in countless artists. The audience of 73 million television viewers included children like Steven Tyler, Richie Sambora, Tom Petty, Nancy… Read more »

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My brother, Rory, and I, agreed on two things in early 1964: we loved bacon and we were crazy cuckoo nuts over the Beatles. Every Friday night that year, Mom gave us each a dollar to “get the hell out of the house and don’t come back until the store closes.” Together, Rory, 7, and… Read more »

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New York’s attempt to think about stupid stuff for a weekend came to an abrupt halt early on Super Bowl Sunday when word was leaked that Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of a heroin overdose. Hoffman was a highly celebrated actor and I had the good fortune to see him on stage several times…. Read more »

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The minty New York streets certainly provide enough coolness these days to keep my mind on edge. For the unrare occasions when I need to firmly grip the hands of my clock and escape time for a couple of hours. One of the places where this delicate procedure has a high degree of success is… Read more »