Category Archives: Music & Arts

Insane Clown Posse sues FBI

Insane Clown Posse sues FBI

John Carucci/AP Shaggy 2 Dope (left) and Violent J have sued the Department of Justice and FBI, saying the designation of their Juggalos fans as a gang infringes on the devotees’ constitutional rights. Civil liberties, how do they work? The Insane Clown Posse and four die-hard fans announced a lawsuit against the FBI and Department of Justice Wednesday, saying their ...

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Neil Young is electric during acoustic Carnegie Hall concert

Neil Young is electric during acoustic Carnegie Hall concert

Bryan Pace/for New York Daily News Performing artist Neil Young goes back to basics at a rare acoustic gig at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 6. Neil Young had time on his mind when he took the Carnegie Hall stage for the first of four shows Monday. Performing in his solo, acoustic guise, he bracketed the night with songs about relationships of ...

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Zora Neale Hurston featured in Google Doodle

Zora Neale Hurston featured in Google Doodle

The Google Doodle for Tuesday, Jan. 7 featured the black author with a folksy illustration. Their eyes were watching Google. Google’s daily Doodle, the digital image that greets billions of visitors to the site each day, honored Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston yesterday on what would have been her 123rd birthday. RELATED: HARLEM IS HOME TO A RESTAURANT RENAISSANCE ...

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‘The River & the Thread': Music review

‘The River & the Thread': Music review

Rosanne Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughter but a longtime New Yorker, looks South in her new CD All roads lead South on the new Rosanne Cash CD. Nearly every song name-drops a place below the Mason-Dixon line, from Nashville to Mobile to Mississippi to, most often, Memphis, a city that serves as a central character in no fewer than three of ...

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Novelist Gary Shteyngart’s troubled youth

Novelist Gary Shteyngart’s troubled youth

Gary Shteyngart’s “Little Failure” Think author Gary Shteyngart is a big success? You must only know his novels. The critically acclaimed writer of the best sellers “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook,” “Absurdistan” and “Super Sad True Love Story” seems to have everything going for him. So why is his memoir called “Little Failure”? Because it’s not fiction, that’s why. Shteyngart, now ...

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Jane Pauley publishes ‘Your Life Calling’

Jane Pauley publishes ‘Your Life Calling’

Julia Xanthos/New York Daily News Jane Pauley, the former “Today” show host, in her Manhattan home. She says of the failure of her later talk show: “It was the best year of my life.” Jane Pauley has been a groundbreaking talk-show host, an award-winning newswoman and an advocate for victims of bipolar disorder. Now, she’s the guru of reinvention — ...

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Morrissey compares eating animals to pedophilia

Morrissey compares eating animals to pedophilia

Kevin Winter/Getty Images Outspoken animal advocate and vegetarian Morrissey took a strong stance on slaughterhouses — comparing them to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He once said meat was murder. Now controversial singer Morrissey has claimed there is “no difference” between eating meat and pedophilia. MORRISSEY IS WORKING ON A NOVEL The former Smiths front man and vegetarian made the claim ...

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Strong roles for women in 2014 musicals

Strong roles for women in 2014 musicals

It’s a common showbiz lament: No good roles for women. But while there’s always room for improvement in this area, Broadway’s 2014 roster of musicals is jammed with juicy female characters. They’re all dealing with hard decisions about love, career, marriage, fidelity and faith — and sometimes all at once. That doesn’t even include plays. This is all on tap ...

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Los Angeles rocker lived lavish lifestyle from $6M in liar loans

Los Angeles rocker lived lavish lifestyle from $6M in liar loans

ABC News Robert Mawhinney tried to pay his band’s way to success with $ 11 million in bank loans. If Jordan Belfort is the Wolf of Wall Street, this guy is the lobo of Los Angeles. Rocker Robert Mawhinney, the former front man for American punk band Lights Over Paris, painted a picture of lavish success — complete with champagne, ...

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Man with ties to 50 Cent’s G-Unit gunned down in Queens

Man with ties to 50 Cent’s G-Unit gunned down in Queens

Mazaradi Fox, aka Jamal Green, 42, is pictured here with 50 Cent in 2006. He was once part of the rap group G-Unit. A rapper with close ties to 50 Cent was shot and killed Friday when a gunman in a black ski mask unloaded on an SUV full of people in Queens, police said. Mazaradi Fox, 42, whose real ...

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