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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.
Yes, it’s snowing outside, but maybe you want to make some plans for next summer. OneRepublic certainly hopes you will.
The “Counting Stars” band has announced it’s playing Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 29 as part of its “Native Summer” tour. The Script will open.
Citi cardholders can buy pre-sale tickets starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Regular tickets are $20-$89.50 and go on...Read more »
Nirvana and Kiss lead this year’s class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, with their celebration set to be the first ceremony open to the public in New York.
Also set to be inducted at the Barclays Center on April 10 are: Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens. The E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence, while Beatles manager Brian...Read more »
Well, there won’t be much suspense Tuesday night on “The Voice” Season 5 finale – at least not much generated by the contestants. (There’s always a chance of some sort of Lady Gaga-generated craziness. Or Celine Dion-esque drama. Or both!)
Tessanne Chin should win “The Voice” handily.
She simply outclassed Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin, with the power and control of her voice. The former...Read more »
Wonder what surprises Beyonce has in store for her Barclays Center shows Thursday and Sunday, the last of her "Mrs. Carter World Tour." Could they be bigger than her great new album?
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It’s easy to see why Miley Cyrus was the belle of Z100’s Jingle Ball Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
It wasn’t because she twerked with Santa – though she did. It wasn’t her dance with a woman dressed as a Christmas tree. Or her regular rump-shaking dances.
No, Cyrus succeeded in getting the mostly teenaged crowd to shriek at One Direction-like volumes because she is trying to...Read more »
This was worth the wait.
Beyoncé finally unleashed her often-delayed fifth album, "Beyoncé" (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia) early Friday morning with no advance warning. Just as with the creation of the album itself, B wanted complete control of its distribution as well, selling it only as an all-or-nothing package on iTunes, with no songs available individually. She also created...Read more »