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Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park
4 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
5 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 [...]
The Top Pride Happenings in Sparks
6 months ago

The Top Pride Happenings in Sparks

Love is love is love and then some this year. LIVE everything is back and so are the sometimes outlandish, often flamboyant and always beloved parades and celebrations around Pride …
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SummerStage Returns in Sparks After 2 Year Hiatus
7 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 [...]
The GRAMMY® Goes to Women Rockers On and Off Stage
8 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 [...]
Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert
10 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 [...]
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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Music Community Comes Out to Save NYC Stages & Live Entertainment
2 years ago

Music Community Comes Out to Save NYC Stages & Live Entertainment

The New York City (NYC) music community came out Sunday morning to pose in solidarity to save our independent venues and live entertainment with the support of the newly-formed New York Independent Venues Association (NYIVA). NY photographer Arnie Goodman and digital media diva Abbe Sparks organized the impromptu Save Our NYC Stages Photo Event to [...]
Help Make Independent Venues New York Tough, Save Our Stages!
2 years ago

Help Make Independent Venues New York Tough, Save Our Stages!

Help make our independent venues New York Tough and Save Our Stages! The New York Independent Venue Association (NIVA) in affiliation with the newly-formed National Independent Venue Association is counting on the public to help #SaveOurStages. August 4th marks the official Day of Action, where music lovers, constituents and the communities can support two newly-introduced [...]
Lollapalooza Pivots Virtually for 2020 Music Festival
2 years ago

Lollapalooza Pivots Virtually for 2020 Music Festival

Lollapalooza pivots virtually for 2020 music festival via YouTube exclusive broadcast with live music and awareness for social issues
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Livestream Benefit Concerts Soar in Pandemic Era
3 years ago

Livestream Benefit Concerts Soar in Pandemic Era

Livestream benefit concerts are soaring in the pandemic era. Saturday brings two benefits to the limelight. All Together Now LA starts at 2PM PT/5PM ET and the Band Together Benefit online Festival for NOLA musicians at 3PM CT/4PM ET. A positive trend is brewing in the virtual benefit music event arena and it's via livestream [...]
Uptown Eateries Shine During Harlem Restaurant Week
3 years ago

Uptown Eateries Shine During Harlem Restaurant Week

Uptown eateries shine during Harlem Restaurant Week in New York City. The 'Uptown Feast' as it is known runs from August 19th thru September 1st. There are over 40 participating restaurants. Harlem Restaurant Week is an exciting collaboration among the organizers of Harlem's most successful culinary themed events. Over 40 neighborhood restaurants and night spots [...]
Music Takes Over NYC in June – New York Music Month
5 years ago

Music Takes Over NYC in June – New York Music Month

Music takes over NYC in June with the return of New York Music Month (NYMM). New Yorkers and tourists alike are sure to find an event to whet their musical tastes with a slew of events, concerts and festivals from indie rock and pop; classic rock, blues and jazz, to rap and hip hop – [...]
9 NYC Restaurants Recharging UES Nightlife
5 years ago

9 NYC Restaurants Recharging UES Nightlife

Up and down Manhattan’s Upper East Side (UES) from 1st Avenue to 3rd — restaurants are increasingly adding live entertainment to their mix — recharging UES nightlife and hopefully their …
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Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days
5 years ago

Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days

Old School is New School - Sort of New York City’s iconic social gathering eatery and watering hole returns to its after dark glory days with a reboot fitting for 21st Century Upper East Side Manhattanites. And they're not the only ones. Up and down the Upper East Side from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue, [...]
Swing & Soul Music to Electrify France Rocks Finales
5 years ago

Swing & Soul Music to Electrify France Rocks Finales

Swing and soul music are expected to electrify France Rocks Summerfest finale shows. The month-long music festival began in New York City June 1st and will end next week on …
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Music Rules NYC in June – NY Music Month
6 years ago

Music Rules NYC in June – NY Music Month

Music rules NYC in June with the first-ever New York Music Month (NYMM). New Yorkers and tourists alike are sure to find an event to whet their musical tastes with a slew of events, concerts and festivals from indie rock and pop; classic rock, blues and jazz, to rap and hip hop – and everything [...]