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Glenn Gamboa

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.

Katy Perry's 'Prismatic' Madison Square Garden show

Katy Perry performs during "The Prismatic World Tour"

(Credit: WireImage / Kevin Mazur)

To fully enjoy the finale of Katy Perry’s “Prismatic” tour, fans had to put on a pair of special glasses handed out around Madison Square Garden, a pink pair, sponsored by Cover Girl.

The “PrismVision” glasses simulated looking through a prism, which made the light show and fireworks during, you know, “Firework” seem much more impressive than they really were.

It’s a strategy that Perry...

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Jay Z, No Doubt to headline Global Citizens Festival

After Jay Z wraps up his "On the

Jay Z will headline this year’s Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 on the Great Lawn in Central Park, along with Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, fun., The Roots and Tiesto.

Tickets to the concert are free, but only are available to those who join in “campaigning for positive change” with the event’s sponsor the Global Poverty Project on a series of issues. Fans can register at the Global Citizens...

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Idina Menzel set to sing All-Star Game national anthem

Idina Menzel attends the 68th Tony Awards at

(Credit: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris)

Once again, Major League Baseball has turned to Long Island for All-Star Game performers.

Syosset native Idina Menzel, 43, will perform the national anthem before Tuesday's game as well as Bob Dylan's "Forever Young," as a nod to Dylan's home state of Minnesota, which is hosting this year's game.

Menzel follows Brookville's Marc Anthony, who performed "God Bless America" at last year's...

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'Neil Young' takes on Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' on 'Fallon'

Neil Young impostor Jimmy Fallon is joined by

Apparently, Iggy Azalea isn’t the only “fancy” one.

Jimmy Fallon, in the guise of Neil Young, enlisted Crosby, Stills, Nash – promoting “CSNY 1974” (Rhino), a new box set, out yesterday, collecting songs from their massive stadium tour that year – Monday night to take on the Iggy smash “Fancy,” with surprisingly good results.

Not only does Fallon nail Young’s distinctive vocal style...

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Pink Floyd reveals new album 'The Endless River'

David Gilmour and his wife Polly Samson.

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Pink Floyd plans to release “The Endless River,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ first new album in 20 years, according to Polly Samson, the novelist wife of singer/guitarist David Gilmour who co-wrote some of the songs.

Samson Tweeted that the album was based on the same 1994 sessions that created Pink Floyd’s album “The Division Bell” and called it “Rick Wright's swansong and very beautiful.”...

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Ed Sheeran's surprise show at The Paramount Saturday

Pictured, Ed Sheeran performs on day 1 of

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Ed Sheeran, who currently has the No. 1 album in the country with “X” (Atlantic), will play a secret show at The Paramount in Huntington Saturday night at 9. Tickets for the all-ages show will be $20 and available only at the box office. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Paramount spokesman Adam Ellis said Sheeran was doing a rehearsal at The Paramount Saturday afternoon for a radio show and decided to...

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