Culture & Arts
According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.
For those of you who don't know about this self-described red-hot mama, Ms. Tucker was a unique singer, racy comedienne, and fashion icon, known for her outrageous costumes and blue repartee.
Joe Franklin gave many creative thinkers and artists a start, from rocket scientists to rock 'n rollers, from Barbra to Woody. For many, he was not only the King of Nostalgia, but the King of Exposure.
We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"
This week, we lost Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday, at 81-years-young (as Sarah Silverman tweeted: "She wasn't done."). Rivers was a true trailblazer. Known now for the red carpet, she began with the glass ceiling, shattering it by telling-- and sometimes shouting -- unspoken truths. "A girl, you're 30-years-old, you're not married -- you're an old maid," she said, satirizing the prevalent culture. "A man, he's 90-years-old, he's not married -- he's a catch!" That was 1967 on the Ed Sullivan Show. "My act spoke to women who weren't able to talk about things," she said. "I was talking about things that were really true." And she never stopped. Through all her iterations, struggles, ups and downs, there was never anything fake about her -- except for her plastic-surgery-altered face, which, of course, she gleefully lampooned. Asked what she wanted on her tombstone, she replied: "She had a great time." As did we.
Something wonderful is happening tomorrow (or Thursday the 26th, if tomorrow isn't Thursday where you are). Larry Storch is performing comedy in New York.
In many ways the Beatles and Stones define the British invasion of the mid 1960s; so considering the recent frenzied hubbub over the Fab Four, where is the laudatory fuss over the Stones' 50th anniversary?
Rhino Records and Shout Factory! co-founder Richard Foos -- you'll never guess how old he is! -- agrees that Valentine is
During dinner, one night in June of 1964, out of the blue, my father announced that he'd bought tickets for The Beatles show in New York at the end of the summer.
Several myths about the band and the circumstances of the Fab Four's first American television, film and live performances persist
Just after 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night, the houselights dimmed and a guitar echoed off stage. The Arctic Monkeys confidently
"Some Fun Tonight": Not Just Another High End Boutique Coffee Table Book On The Beatles... This is a Monument!
I met a Beatle once. It was an after-soundcheck meet 'n' greet for one of his All Stars shows at Radio City Music Hall, 1992. There were about 35 of us, waiting in the dead-center of the orchestra seats at Radio City, about 5:30 in the afternoon.
The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was less than three months after the Kennedy assassination, bringing across the Atlantic a whiff of much needed fresh air, a reacquaintance with joy we all had been craving since November 22, 1963.
For many, the magic associated with the best of the 1960s will always be inextricably entwined with the phenomenon of the Beatles.
Food & Drink
Here's a look at how we were eating in 1964, and how it's changed -- or hasn't -- today.
In our radio conversation, Sid told the intriguing story of his chance discovery of the Beatles and how he negotiated with their manager to book the Beatles into Carnegie Hall for a mere $4,000.
Cherrytree Records Extravaganza: Ivy Levan and Sting Set to Rock Beatles on Letterman; RAC Readies New Album; Much More
Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.
On the night of February 9, 1964, The Ed Sullivan Show introduced the Beatles to a mass audience and Beatlemania officially erupted in the United States. But was their first major U.S. television appearance really the catalyst that fueled their immense American popularity?
In what is clearly (and beautifully) a labor of love, brothers David Henry and Joe Henry have brought Richard Pryor back
The 60s' cartoon was just further confirmation the Beatles had taken over. In August 1965, Beatlemania reached a fever pitch