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Glenn Gamboa is Newsday's chief pop music critic and has been writing about music for more than 20 years.
A winner of several national awards, he headed the paper's team chronicling the impact of hip-hop in America, a project that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005.
He has appeared as a music industry expert on the BBC, NPR, MSG Network and several other radio and TV stations, as well as numerous newspapers and magazines.
A native of Cleveland, Gamboa currently lives in Brooklyn.
Billy Joel wasn’t the only Long Islander front-and-center at the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night.
Sure, Joel was the only one receiving the nation’s highest award for performers, but there were others there to pay tribute to this year’s class of honorees – Joel, guitarist Carlos Santana, jazz great Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo, and actress Shirley MacLaine.
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Miley Cyrus leads Z100’s star-studded Jingle Ball, featuring Robin Thicke, Pitbull and more, at Madison Square Garden Friday.
Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.
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There are so many Grammy-ready stories in music right now that Friday night’s nominations announcement is one of the most unpredictable in years.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis seem set to rake in the nominations. The hip-hop newcomers have changed the lyrical tone of commercial rap with their hits “Same Love” and “Thrift Shop.” They seem to be a lock for landing nominations in all four top categories,...Read more »
Lady Gaga has finally announced her “Artpop” tour plans for next year, including a Madison Square Garden appearance on May 13.
Her “artRave: The ARTPOP Ball” launches in Fort Lauderdale on May 4, following her seven-show stint in March and April that will be the final concerts at Roseland Ballroom.
Tickets for artRave are $35-$200 and go on sale Tuesday at 2 p.m. to fan club members...Read more »
It’s time for another shake-up at “The Voice.”
The Top 6 are closer in quality and temperament than any other class and with them now doing two songs in each show, the chances of mistakes and knockout performances are doubled. Unfortunately, last night’s show had more mistakes than knockouts.
The fact that Will Champlin’s lyrical flub on “A Change Is Gonna Come” was so blatant and yet...Read more »