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Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park
2 months ago

Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s iconic Central Park to end extreme poverty NOW. Global Citizen Festival NYC is set for 10th year Each year Global Citizen calls on world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists to help End Extreme Poverty NOW. This year’s festival will have stages [...]
The World Celebrates Music Day from Paris to New York City
4 months ago

The World Celebrates Music Day from Paris to New York City

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La Fête de la Musique, aka Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, celebrates its 40th anniversary around the world from Paris to New York City on the summer solstice. The annual music celebration takes place on June 21st. It's a festive time where citizens and residents are urged to play music outside [...]
Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy
4 months ago

Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy

This Father's Day we share one of our most beloved feature interviews with one of the world's most beloved musicians and a family's beloved dad -- gone too soon -- Jim Rodford, Bassist. This interview with Abbe Sparks turned out to be one of his last and is now included in the book "Jim Rodford [...]
Summer’s Ultimate Comeback – Festival of New York
4 months 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 [...]
SummerStage Returns in Sparks After 2 Year Hiatus
5 months 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 [...]
Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary
5 months ago

Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary

If there was ever a cultural moment that forever Socially Sparked® our lives it was when the infamous NYC nightclub Studio 54 opened its doors. To commemorate the iconic club’s 45th anniversary today, we take a look back and flash forward to present day and a 5-year-old nightclub on Manhattan's Upper East Side that glorifies that [...]
Record Store Day Returns to Single Day Format
6 months 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
6 months 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 [...]
We Write, Sing, Stand Up For, Tweet & Unite For Ukraine
6 months ago

We Write, Sing, Stand Up For, Tweet & Unite For Ukraine

We write, sing, stand up for, tweet and unite for Ukraine. Actually and to be politically correct, it is "We Write For", "We Sing For", "We Stand Up For", "We Tweet For" and "We Unite For Ukraine." These chants are our new normals. Our new mantras. From that first fateful day of the Russian invasion [...]
Gypsy Jazz and Django A Gogo
7 months 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 [...]
Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert
8 months ago

Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert

Audiences will return for the 2022 Love Rocks NYC annual benefit concert on tap for March 10th. The 6th annual fundraising extravaganza is back at the iconic Beacon Theatre after going virtual last year. Presented by The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the funds raised will benefit one of New York City’s most adored non-profit [...]
Every Day is Father’s Day for Rock Icon Ian McDonald
8 months 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 [...]
Ma Rainey Remains Top of Mind in 21st Century
1 year 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
2 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 [...]
3 Day Virtual Music Fest  Hopes to Save Our Stages
2 years ago

3 Day Virtual Music Fest Hopes to Save Our Stages

Live Performance and our independent venues are in serious jeopardy and time is running out to save our stages. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) hopes to keep both alive …
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Reimagining NYC Venues to Keep Live Performance Alive
2 years ago

Reimagining NYC Venues to Keep Live Performance Alive

NYC larger venues and cultural institutions are reimagining their spaces to keep live performance alive. The pandemic continues to shake the performing arts and music world to its core with …
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The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages
2 years ago

The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages

The NYC beat stays on pause. Live music on pause, live entertainment on Pause. Indoor Dining on Pause, Favorite Independent Venues on Pause, Musicians On Pause, Club Employees on Pause, Live Music Fans’ Life On Pause. What's it gonna' take to bring back the heartbeat of the city? NYC Live Entertainment Venues Remain On Pause [...]
Pop-Up Events Return to NYC with Masked-Up Man on the Moon
2 years ago

Pop-Up Events Return to NYC with Masked-Up Man on the Moon

Pop-Up events are making a return to NYC after nearly six months of silence. The reports of sightings of a masked-up astronaut popping up on street corners around Gotham are …
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Women’s Equality Day Yet Women Still Roar
2 years ago

Women’s Equality Day Yet Women Still Roar

Today is Women's Equality Day yet, women still roar for equality. This month marks the centennial of a women’s right to vote and nearly a half century since the declaration of the dedicated Day. While the women's movement has made gargantuan strides over the past 100 years, they are still roaring for equality. "I am [...]