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When Gustav Mahler Rode The New York Subways

Oh yes, he traveled by subway during his years (1908-11) as director of the New York Philharmonic. (He’d have taken one of the BMT lines to conduct at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the now-gone Ninth Avenue El to get home on the Upper West Side.) “Yet claiming Mahler as a New Yorker … is complicated,” writes David Patrick Stearns. “Connect the dots one way, New York was Mahler’s nightmare and possibly his undoing. Connect the dots another way, and Mahler himself was a nightmare no matter wh...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, Mahler, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Philharmonic, Gustav Mahler, BMT, David Patrick Stearns, New York Subways, 03.20.19, Upper West Side Yet

The New & Improved Project Runway Tackles A Lot More Than Just Clothes

"I want Karlie to critique my collection.""Guys, act like TV stars!""Someone let me know if I'm flashing the camera."I heard a lot of stuff during my afternoon spent with Project Runway 3.0’s newly minted cast at Refinery29’s New York headquarters. Jokes were made, eyes were rolled and astrological signs were debated. But despite the offscreen fun and the harsh (but necessary) "You're not going to Paris" moments, this season aims to be about much more than just drama and dresses.The beloved rea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Paris, Bravo, Maxwell, Conde Nast, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Garcia, CFDA, Teen Vogue, Nina Garcia, Longview Texas, Karlie

AOC Fires Back After Laura Ingraham Makes Fun Of Her "Latina Thing"

Fox News host Laura Ingraham once called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a horsewoman of the apocalypse and she is now focusing on the story that really matters: how the New York congresswoman pronounces her own name.Ingraham, who once said she was learning Spanish for her Guatemalan daughter, asked conservative lawyer Joe diGenova during a segment on her show, Ingraham Angle, whether he had noticed that Ocasio-Cortez "put on" an accent when introducing herself."She does the Latina thing where sh...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Brazil, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Puerto Rico, Cortez, Aoc, Carl, Laura Ingraham, Joe diGenova

Institute – “Dazzle Paint”

Since their sophomore album, Subordination, came out in 2017, half of Institute moved from their Austin home turf to New York, so the band's upcoming third album was their first written with quite a bit of continent between them. But the band reconvened in Houston last year to record their latest with Uniform's … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Austin, Houston, Institute

Spotify Songwriter Town Hall Charm Offensive: Go Ahead, Make My Day [Op-Ed]

In an effort to combat some of the negative press it's been receiving over its efforts to keep down songwriter royalty rates, Spotify is planning to hold a series of "town halls" where songwriters can air their concerns, a tactic the streaming company tried in 2014, with less than ideal results. ________________________ Op-ed by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solutions If you’ve heard about the high turnover at Spotify, here’s the latest confirmation:  Someone at Spotify evidently thinks...
Tags: Spotify, Music, New York, Texas, Marketing, US, Los Angeles, Guest Post, Streaming, Nashville, Music Business, Soho House, Blake Morgan, Chris Castle, Publishing & Songwriting, Copyright Royalty Board First

Perfect Album: Louisiana Slim

One of my favorite 1970s Hammond organists is Leon Spencer. Along with Melvin Sparks (g) Idris Muhammad (d) and Buddy Caldwell (cga), Spencer was a virtual house organist for Prestige during that decade. In addition to recording behind Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons, Spencer was on several Blue Note albums by Lou Donaldson. In between, Spencer recorded a handful of leadership albums for Prestige. His finest, Louisiana Slim, is perfect on every score. Recorded in 1971 and produced by Bob Porter, t...
Tags: New York, Boston, Jazz, Bob, Marvin Gaye, Hammond, Spencer, Grover Washington Jr, Buddy Caldwell, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, Marc Myers, Oscar Pettiford, Maynard Ferguson, Sonny Stitt, Idris Muhammad

'Ashes to Ashes' Is the Second Half of Chris O’Leary’s Deep Dive into all Things Bowie

For those who have ever wondered if a blog can become a book, Chris O'Leary would respond with a hearty yes: his blog, Pushing Ahead of the Dame yielded two books. The current edition, Ashes to Ashes, begins in 1976, as David Bowie and Iggy Pop are planning to escape the dregs of life in Los Angeles and set up shop in Berlin. O'Leary adds a quick note to bring the reader up to date, had they missed his first volume, Rebel Rebel (Zero Books, 2015) covering Bowie's creative work from 1964 to 1976....
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Experimental, Book Review, Pop, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Electronic, Blackstar, Repeater, Simon

Exit Lines: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

There’s been so much drama regarding Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that the actual show may get lost in all the headlines. (There’s this, and this, and this.) Once you’ve gotten through all that hubbub, however, book your tickets to what’s become a bonafide theatrical event. It’s excellent. Mostly. Lee’s 1960 novel, the basis of the Oscar-winning 1962 film, needs no introduction. In all the best ways, it plays to Sorkin’s strengths: It’s a courtroom thr...
Tags: Music, New York, Aaron Sorkin, Theatre, Alabama, Jeff Daniels, Broadway, Harper Lee, South Pacific, Detroit, Bartlett Sher, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, New York Theatre, Tom, Lee

I Went 7 Years Without A Promotion — & It Taught Me How To Negotiate

In our series Salary Stories , women with long-term career experience open up about the most intimate details of their jobs: compensation. It’s an honest look at how real people navigate the complicated world of negotiating, raises, promotions, and job loss, with the hope it will give young women more insight into how to advocate for themselves — and maybe take a few risks along the way.Been in the workforce for at least eight years and interested in contributing your salary story? Submit your ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Craigslist, New York City, Austin, North Carolina, Orange County, Long Island, Williamsburg, Jersey City

New Video: Gunna “Richard Millie Plain”

Gunna steps up his wrist wear in the flashy music video, “Richard Millie Plain.” Directed by A$AP Mob’s AWGE collective, the visual finds the YSL rapper visiting celebrity jeweler Eliantte to pick up some pricey time pieces. The New York trip moves to the streets, where Gunna and his sidekick ride through the Big Apple while enjoying a smoke session. The track is off the Atlanta star’s Drip Or Drown 2 LP, which features appearances by Young Thug, Playboi Carti and Lil’ Baby. Watch below. Cont...
Tags: Videos, New York, Atlanta, Jazz, Big Apple, Playboi Carti, Gunna, Richard Millie, Richard Millie Plain, Eliantte

5 Excellent Free Software Options For Creating Music At Home

The ubiquity (and quality) of available home recording software has dramatically lessened the cost of DIY recording, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to know exactly where to begin. Here, we breakdown five of the best. ____________________ Guest post by Evan Zwisler of Soundfly's Flypaper The prevalence and quality of home recording software available today has made recording music at home so much cheaper than it was 30 years ago. But still, for those of us ju...
Tags: Music, New York, Diy, California, Macbook, Brooklyn, Guest Post, Shanghai, Musicians, Recording, Garageband, Music Business, Music Tech, Musician, Tracktion, Giada

Tiing – “In Tune” (Album)

Emerging underground Hip Hop artist out of the Bronx, NY Tiing releases his highly anticipated debut album titled “In Tune“.  Over the years, he has noticeably evolved as a songwriter and producer. His conscious lyricism and wordplay create a persona that is relatable and entertaining. Tiing has evolved into one of New York’s top prospects on the rise.
Tags: New York, Albums, Jazz, Tiing, Bronx NY Tiing

19 Price-Chopped Amazon Beauty Products To Add To Your Cart This Week

It's easy to feel overwhelmed shopping on Amazon. Not that we don't do it all the time (because free two-day shipping is the bomb), but you can't help but let out a heavy groan when you realize you're almost out of an essential — say, shampoo — and a simple Prime search pulls up 351 pages of what seems like every bottle can ever made.Fret not, because we're here to help. After skimming through thousands of handmade soaps and razor-refill boxes, we compiled the best beauty deals available on Ama...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, St Tropez, Amazon Amazon, Elemis, Oribe, Stila, Mario Badescu, ELIZABETH ARDEN, Laura Geller Laura Geller, Vita Liberata, Amazon Before, Amazon Lash, Amazon Oribe

Exclusive: Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces 10 New Women Hires

The Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign has announced 15 new hires in key positions, 10 of them women. This comes on the heels of the campaign hiring four key Iowa staffers and three 2016 veterans in New Hampshire last week.The campaign says that now, every single one of its teams — management, political, policy, organizing, communications, advance, digital, and fundraising — has women, and predominantly women of color, in leadership positions. Overall, the national leadership team is aro...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Obama, California, San Francisco, New Hampshire, Iowa, New Zealand, San Diego, Michigan, Nevada, Bernie Sanders, Cynthia Nixon, Bernie, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Andrew Rannells Says A Catholic Priest Sexually Assaulted Him As A Teen

Broadway and Girls star Andrew Rannells reveals that he was sexually assaulted by a Catholic priest as a teenager in an excerpt from his new memoir, Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir Of Fumbling Towards Adulthood. The memoir focuses on Rannells’ life before he became famous, covering his years growing up in Omaha, Nebraska and his early career in New York.In the excerpt published on Vulture, Rannells writes that he decided to seek guidance from a priest about his recent sexual involvement with a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Church, Pope Francis, Broadway, Vatican, Catholic Church, Npr, Catholic, Omaha Nebraska, Andrew Rannells, Dominic, Rannells, RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline, Vulture Rannells

Ekulu – “Half Alive” & “Emulation”

One cool thing about hardcore: It's a genre where a band can still get a ton of attention thanks to a single demo. Case in point: Ekulu. Ekulu are a New York-based hardcore band, and members of the group have spent time in a bunch of different well-regarded groups: Candy, Ecostrike, Glory, Illusion. But the … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Candy, Illusion, Glory, ECOSTRIKE, Ekulu

Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Get An Under-Boob Tattoo

Despite the tattoo mania that ensued last summer, the hottest season is the least ideal time to get a tattoo. You may want to show off your new thigh or ankle ink the second you get a beach day, but factors like excessive sun exposure, chlorine, and sweaty friction can negatively affect how your new tattoo turns out. For that reason — and really that reason only — we're thankful it's still winter (okay, almost spring).Without a damp bathing suit or pool in sight, we can officially declare it pe...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Harry Potter, Mariah, Pete Davidson, Severus Snape, Snape, PerR, Grande, Rosa Bluestone Perr, Jess Chen, Mira Miriah, Knarly Gav

The Lou Reed Archive Opens at the New York Public Library: Get Your Own Lou Reed Library Card and Check It Out

This past October marked the fifth anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. This month marks what would have been his 77th birthday. It seems like as good a time as any to revisit his legacy. As of this past Friday, anyone can do exactly that in person at the New York Public Library. And they can do so with their own special edition NYPL Lou Reed library card. The NYPL has just opened to the public the Lou Reed Archive, “approximately 300 linear feet,” the library writes in a press release, “of paper r...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Brooklyn, Nypl, Literature, Andy Warhol, Ornette Coleman, Lincoln Center, Archives, Lou Reed, New York Public Library, Laurie Anderson, Reed

An Horse – “This Is A Song” Video

Last year, An Horse returned with their first new song in seven years, "Get Out Somehow." The duo, no longer based in Australia, are now split between New York and Montreal, and they hit the road hard for their comeback. In May, they'll release a new album, Modern Air -- their first since … More »
Tags: Video, Music, New York, Australia, Montreal, Premiere, An Horse, Jarod Evans

Action Bronson Cooks with the Ultimate Herb in 'Stoned Beyond Belief'

As far as 21st century renaissance men in our time of bro culture go, it might be harder to find one more entertaining – or unabashedly authentic – than Queens native Action Bronson. Since firmly cementing his place in the pop culture landscape during the early part of the decade, the epically bearded, heavily tattooed rapper has delighted hip-hop heads with his jubilant, idiosyncratic lyrical style. (He's also raised concerns about misogyny in his lyrics, as explored in "When Do Misogynistic Ly...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Book Review, Queens, West Coast, Action Bronson, Guy Fieri, Grateful Dead, Jared, Bronson, Rachel Wharton, Hans Rollmann, Stoned beyond belief, Food writing, Bronson Cooks


There’s good news. Although this hasn’t been the most severe winter in New York, I’ve been in semi-hibernation for a few months, so it was delightful to get back to hearing live jazz in Manhattan, and to remember why I … Continue reading →
Tags: New York, Wow, Bliss, Manhattan, Jazz, Milt Hinton, Jeff Brown, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places

A Week In New York City On A $65,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a kindergarten teacher who makes $65,000 per year and spends some of her money this weekend on strawberry gelato.Occupation: Kindergarten TeacherIndustry: EducationAge: 28Location: New York, NYSalary: $65,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month ): $1,935Monthly ...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Fashion, Music, Hbo, New York, Instagram, New York City, Brooklyn, Michelle Obama, John Legend, Columbus, Penn, Tbt, Hra, Penn Station

John, Bill and Wayne

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Tony-winning playwright John Guare for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). John's works include The House of Blue Leaves, Atlantic City and Six Degrees of Separation. His new play, Nantucket Sleigh Ride, is at New York’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater. Wait until you read about the man-cave beach house his father built in 1930 and how his parents inspired him to write plays. Here's John Guare on Six...
Tags: New York, Washington Post, New York Times, Jazz, Evans, Miles Davis, Vancouver, John, Sam, Wall Street Journal, Calgary, Don, Wayne, Tony, Buster Keaton, Harrison Smith

New Music To Know This Week: Cierra Ramirez Takes Liquid Courage, Jennah Bell Has A Warning & More

Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book calledRecord Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I'm listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I've recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you're listening to this week. Cierra R...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Mtv, Selena Gomez, Norway, Solange, John, Whitney Houston, Jay, Peter Bjorn, Cierra Ramirez, Jennah Bell

Beastie Boys Announce Beastie Boys Story Shows With Spike Jonze

Last year, the Beastie Boys Book was released and surviving members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz went on a book tour in support of it. And it looks like they're cooking up something else new. Today, they've announced three shows that will take place next month in New York and … More »
Tags: Music, New York, Spike Jonze, Tour Dates, Beastie Boys, Adam Ad Rock Horovitz, Beastie Boys Announce Beastie Boys Story, Michael Mike D Diamond

What Happens When A Rockstar Turns 40? Karen O Teams With Danger Mouse To Ask On Lux Prima

There was a real danger when combining Karen O and Danger Mouse that things could get too theatrical. O, as the indelible lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs established an unparalleled style, from her shrieking vocals to her outre stage presence, that none of her peers from the New York scene of the aughties could replicate. And Danger Mouse, in his collaborations with Cee-Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley) and James Mercer (Broken Bells) as well as his production work with the Black Keys, Beck, and Ade...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Beyonce, Adele, Pink Floyd, Karen O, Kelly Clarkson, Lou Reed, Phil Spector, Jefferson Airplane, Spector, Rock Hall, Barnaby Clay, Lux Prima, Cee Lo Green Gnarls Barkley

Trouble Sleeping? Your Mattress Might Be To Blame

Sleep: It’s my favorite activity in the world. If there’s a safe place for me to shut my eyes and drift away, I’ll do it. No questions asked. That’s why when my husband talked me into getting a firm mattress for his back and my sleep was immediately — and rudely — interrupted, I was dismayed. Suddenly, I was tossing and turning during the night. I’d wake up groggy, irritated, and with upper back and neck pain. And, as a young, working mom, getting a good night’s rest is non-negotiable.I tried s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Smith, Terry, Parachute, Kaye, Weill Cornell Medical College, Michael Breus, Breus, American Board of Sleep Medicine, Ezriel Kornel, Kornel, Ariel Kaye Parachute, Bill Fish, Kaye Wool

Leonard Bernstein Awkwardly Turns the Screws on Tenor Jose Carreras While Recording West Side Story (1984)

What have we here? Evidence that the Maestro is a monster? Or a behind the scenes reminder that Arrested Development’s wannabe actor Tobias Fünke is not too far off base when he says that to make it in “this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide... of an elephant.” Both? Neither? Any way you slice it, the recording session above is not for your typical cast album. West Side Story, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics b...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, New York City, Theatre, Vienna, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Opera, Verona, Maria, Public Domain, Bernstein, Tony, Natalie Wood

New Video: MIKE “Rottweiler”

If you liked the choppy, lo-fi sound of Earl Sweatshirt’s latest album, then you need to get up on MIKE. Born in New Jersey and raised in London (and now living back in the Tri-State area), the 19-year-old rapper has quietly been carving out his own pocket in the New York underground rap scene alongside sLums and Standing on the Corner. Coincidentally, Earl has been something of mentor to MIKE over the last couple years, and if you listen to any of the dozen or so albums he’s released on Ban...
Tags: New York, London, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Jazz, New Music, Mike, Earl, Tri State, New Artist Alert, Corner Coincidentally Earl, Gil Scott, Medhane MIKE, Matter Research

Country singer-songwriter Brett Young will celebrate his birthday with three shows at The Novo

Country music singer-songwriter Brett Young couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his 38th birthday than by playing three nights in a row at The Novo at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The trio of gigs will kick-off on his actual birthday, Saturday, March 23, and continue Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25. “I’m so excited for this,” Young said during a recent phone interview. He’s currently on tour promoting his sophomore album, “Ticket to L.A.,” which dropped back in December. Thou...
Tags: Music, New York, Colorado, Abc, Washington, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nashville, Coachella, Charles, Muse, Young, Snoop Dogg

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