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Happy National Radio Day!
10 months ago

Happy National Radio Day!

Today is National Radio Day -- a time to recognize American Radio and all the people involved in the industry. We salute the inventors, all stations, broadcasters, producers, reporters and deejays. Radio has Socially Sparked® our lives for over 100 years. Invented in the 1890s, it is still a vital communication medium. The radio not [...]
The World Leaves Their Hearts with Tony Bennett
11 months ago

The World Leaves Their Hearts with Tony Bennett

The world leaves their heart with Great American Songbook crooner Tony Bennett who died Friday at 96 years old. His devotion to performing and preserving the American standards spans decades and touched people of many generations. In honor of Mr Bennett we share our 2016 feature on the man, the crooner, author and activist who [...]
Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings Still Blows Fierce
1 year ago

Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings Still Blows Fierce

Legendary acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber’s wind beneath Paul McCartney’s WINGS still blows mighty fierce. This two time Grammy®-Winner and former lead guitarist in WINGS flew into the Big Apple to …
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2023 Represent Diverse Group of Artists
1 year ago

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2023 Represent Diverse Group of Artists

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its 2023 inductees and they represent a diverse group of artists. Four of the of seven Inductees in the Performer category …
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Nominees for 76th Tony Awards Take Center Stage
1 year ago

Nominees for 76th Tony Awards Take Center Stage

The 2023 Nominees for the 76th Annual Tony Awards take center stage as they were announced live earlier this morning from New York City on CBS This Morning followed by …
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The Must See Movie For Every Mom, Daughter & Grandmother: Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.
1 year ago

The Must See Movie For Every Mom, Daughter & Grandmother: Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.

If ever there is a Must See Movie to go to, it is “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.” It may have taken over 50 years to adapt renowned …
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Lights Sparkle for World Theatre Day
1 year ago

Lights Sparkle for World Theatre Day

The lights sparkle and the curtains rise high every year for World Theatre Day. We celebrate theatre each year on March 27th to raise awareness about the importance of theatre …
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July Ignites Sparks for Independence, Reggae, Mandela +
2 years ago

July Ignites Sparks for Independence, Reggae, Mandela +

July ignites sparks for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s a month of Fireworks, …
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Summer’s Ultimate Comeback – Festival of New York
2 years ago

Summer’s Ultimate Comeback – Festival of New York

Summer's ultimate comeback is Festival of New York! The inaugural Festival of New York is a collaboration and celebration of the best NYC has to offer: art, culture, and most importantly — the people whose hearts beat for New York. From Memorial Day  thru Labor Day the Festival will showcase live musical events, city-wide dance [...]
75 Look’n Good as The Tony Awards Return LIVE
2 years ago

75 Look’n Good as The Tony Awards Return LIVE

The nominations are out and 75 is look'n good as the 2022 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® return LIVE to New York City's Radio City Music Hall after a two year hiatus. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Broadway's coveted annual Tony Awards Presentation and it will make history on several fronts. The Tony [...]
SummerStage Returns in Sparks After 2 Year Hiatus
2 years ago

SummerStage Returns in Sparks After 2 Year Hiatus

SummerStage returns to New York City in sparks after a 2 year hiatus with a full season of shows. The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage will celebrate New York’s revival and the festival’s return to 12 local community parks across the city celebrating culture at a time when neighborhood parks have never been more [...]
Record Store Day Returns to Single Day Format
2 years ago

Record Store Day Returns to Single Day Format

It’s back in live action! Record Store Day 2022 returns full throttle to a single day format with a few caveats. Due to the uncertain times we all are living in RSD has made some contingencies in preparation for the unexpected. Record Store Day 2022 returns The global pandemic affected record stores worldwide in 2020. That [...]
The GRAMMY® Goes to Women Rockers On and Off Stage
2 years ago

The GRAMMY® Goes to Women Rockers On and Off Stage

And the GRAMMY® goes to women rockers on and off the musical stage this year.  Last night’s 64th annual GRAMMY Awards show returned fully LIVE after last year's pandemic postponement and scaled-back live show with pandemic protocols. The coveted awards show had to move it’s scheduled late January 2022 date due to the persistent presence [...]
Gypsy Jazz and Django A Gogo
2 years ago

Gypsy Jazz and Django A Gogo

Gypsy Jazz comes front and center to NYC this weekend when guitarist/composer Stéphane Wrembel brings his annual Django A Gogo Music Festival to The Town Hall on March 5th. The festival celebrates the music of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and brings together some of the finest musicians in the world to celebrate the constant [...]
Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald
2 years ago

Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald

Rock icon Ian McDonald passed away on February 10th after a long battle with cancer. He leaves us with a legacy of music and love for his family, friends and colleagues. Today we share our interview with Ian from 5 years ago, originally published June 11, 2017. #RIP British Rock Icon Ian McDonald of HONEY [...]
Nominations for the 2022 Oscars Are Out!
2 years ago

Nominations for the 2022 Oscars Are Out!

Nominations for the 94th Annual Oscars® are out and this year's slate is filled with a diverse list of actors and actresses and films. Good Morning America simultaneously broadcast the 94th Oscar Nominations Actor–comedian Leslie Jordan and actor, CEO and producer Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 94th Oscars® nominations today via a global live stream [...]
Broadway Week Gets Extension for 15 Shows
2 years ago

Broadway Week Gets Extension for 15 Shows

Broadway Week gets an extension for its 2-for-1 Tickets program for 15 shows! Beginning February 13th thru the 27th, theater lovers will still be able to purchase up to two tickets for the price of one for select shows! Tickets are on sale now through the official Broadway Week Page at nycgo.com. . The extended [...]
Restaurant Week Returns to NYC Despite Omicron
2 years ago

Restaurant Week Returns to NYC Despite Omicron

Restaurant Week returns to New York City despite the omicron variant's presence. The city's flagship dining program runs this winter from January 18th thru February 13th. Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 500 diverse participating restaurants across all five  boroughs thanks to NYC & Company, who hosts the [...]
Ma Rainey Remains Top of Mind in 21st Century
3 years ago

Ma Rainey Remains Top of Mind in 21st Century

The legendary “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey remains top of mind these days as a trailblazing performer and inspiration. The newest vehicle to keep the music icon at the forefront in the 21st Century is a half-hour television special tribute by Netflix in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum®. ABOUT THE TV SPECIAL An inspiring [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
4 years ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Remembering John Lennon 40 years later. (1940 - 1980). Forty years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to senseless gun violence when he was brutally shot and killed in front of his residence at The Dakota in New York City. John Lennon, 1940 - 1980. Photo taken [...]