Category Archives: Music & Arts

Barclays Center sells $46.9M in show tix

Anthony Behar/SIPA The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., is the top venue in the U.S. for ticket numbers and gate revenue, and second in the world only to the O2 arena in London. It also sold three times more tickets than its venerable Manhattan neighbor, Madison Square Garden. Brooklyn’s in the sold-out house. The Barclays Center, a magnet for music ...

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Marooned art project returns to Inwood

From debris to sculpture, an uptown pair is building a spherical, environmentally-minded artwork out of discarded umbrellas. Few vessels get a second chance after an embarrassing shipwreck. But Harvest Dome — a 24-foot-by-18-foot contraption built from discarded umbrellas and plastic soda bottles — will be back in Inwood Hill Park in August in another attempt to promote environmental awareness and ...

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WATCH: Selena Gomez debuts ‘Birthday’ music video

Selena Gomez via Youtube Selena Gomez released her new music video for her single, ‘Birthday.’ Selena Gomez turned 21 on Monday, and took the appropriate opportunity to unveil a new music video for her song “Birthday.” “I wanted to celebrate my 21st Birthday with all of you, so we made this video for us all to celebrate to,” the singer ...

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Katherine Jackson loses cool over lawyer’s questions

MONA EDWARDS/REUTERS A courtroom sketch depicting the testimony of Katherine Jackson, mother of late pop star Michael Jackson, as she took the stand in the family’s lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. Michael Jackson’s mom turned testy on the witness stand Monday, snapping at a lawyer who questioned her about the King of Pop’s drug dependency. Katherine Jackson said the ...

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‘The Designated Mourner’: Theater review

©2013 Joan Marcus Wallace Shawn, Larry Pine and Deborah Eisenberg in “The Designated Mourner,” written by Wallace Shawn and directed by André Gregory, at the Public Theater. Time to lament again. Wallace Shawn’s ponderous but eventually seductive 1996 play “The Designated Mourner” has been revived at the Public Theater with the original cast and director of the 2000 New York ...

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When Diana Ross ‘rained’ in Central Park

Richard Corkery/New York Daily News Diana Ross performed in sexy bodysuit before torrential downpour cut show short. It’s been 30 years since Diana Ross proved there ain’t no mountain — or thunderstorm — that could keep her from gettin’ her music to 450,000 fans on Central Park’s Great Lawn. “All of the big concerts had been done by white performers,” ...

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Rachel Dratch gets scholarly in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Julia Xanthos/New York Daily News Rachel Dratch in Central Park near the Delacorte Theatre, where she will be debut in Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Not even Rachel Dratch’s “Saturday Night Live” killjoy Debbie Downer can dull her buzz. The comic actress makes her Shakespeare in the Park debut Tuesday in “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” and she’s stoked. “Oh my gosh, it’s ...

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‘Springsteen & I': movie review

Danny Clinch “Springsteen & I,” culled from footage submitted by fans, reveals their unique devotion to rocker Bruce Springsteen. It sounds like the most boring movie ever made, if not the most insufferable. “Springsteen & I” consists almost entirely of footage shot by music fans as they lean into the cameras on their phones and computers to proclaim their love ...

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SEE IT: Beyoncé fan faints when she grabs his hand

Beyonce Carter via YouTube One lucky fan close to the stage couldn’t contain his excitement when Beyoncé grabbed his hand, singing ‘Irreplaceable’ during one of her concerts. One lucky member of Beyoncé‘s enthusiastic “Beyhive” couldn’t contain his excitement when he was fortunate enough to get a personal greeting from the Queen herself. In a hilarious video making rounds online, a ...

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FDNY’s new calendar: Everyone likes ’em hot!

The FDNY 2014 Calendar of Heroes offers buyers eye candy as well as a chance to help pay for firefighters’ training and, er, development. Brace yourselves, ladies: New York’s Bravest and buffest are igniting the city’s next big heat wave. The FDNY 2014 Calendar of Heroes — the yearly pictorial featuring 13 smoke-eating hotties — goes on sale Monday for ...

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