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Nirvana, The Replacements, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, and Linda Ronstadt lead the list of first-time nominees for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, while Bay Shore native LL Cool J, Kiss and Chic are among the return nominees.
Other first-timers making the list, which was announced Wednesday are Yes, The Zombies and guitarist Link Wray. Rounding out the repeat nominee list...Read more »
After Monday night’s strong opening to Season Five’s Battle Rounds, last night’s show was a bit of a letdown.
Maybe it’s because the pairings weren’t that dramatic or because the montage-advances have returned, where we find out who wins and who loses in a round in 30 seconds rather than a full-blown segment. (Good luck to all those folks trying to build a following for votes later on!)
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Billy Joel enjoyed himself so much during rehearsals at The Paramount in Huntington last week that he wanted to share the experience.
In a spur-of-the-moment decision this weekend, Joel quickly planned a surprise concert for Wednesday night at the theater, which will be his first Long Island concert in 11 years. Tickets for the show sold out within 15 minutes Tuesday, even with a two-ticket...Read more »
As “The Voice” finally moves into the battle rounds, it’s time to marvel at how good a TV show it has become.
Sure, winner Cassadee Pope’s post-“Voice” debut may give the show the moderate chart success it has been looking for this week, but really its core strength is now in the rapport between the coaches.
This season has found the original quartet of Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Cee...Read more »
Nine Inch Nails will go all out on its “Hesitation Marks” tour, stopping at Barclays Center Monday and Prudential Center Tuesday.
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Divine Fits singer/guitarist Britt Daniel smiled as he looked at the crowd gathered in front of him on Broadway in Times Square on Saturday afternoon.
“I didn't see how it could happen,” said Daniel, near the end of the band’s excellent set that bridged the gap between dance music and indie rock. “But it happened.”
That pretty much summarized the second CBGB Festival, which brought the...Read more »
Watching Tony Bennett perform is like watching Usain Bolt run.
The effortlessness and the beauty are so impressive that it’s only afterward that you realize all the training and discipline that went into it. It’s hard work making it all look so easy.
Bennett’s show at Radio City Music Hall last night was sleek and streamlined – barely over an hour, but with only a handful of pauses....Read more »
Emery Kelly, the final Long Islander left in this season’s “X Factor,” after auditions at the Nassau Coliseum, was cut in the last elimination as the judges reached their 16 finalists.
Kelly’s group Forever in Your Mind, formed by the judges after its members didn’t make it individually to the Top 40, was part of mentor Simon Cowell’s Final Four groups after a decent version of the Jonas Brothers’...Read more »
Holbrook’s Al Calderon was eliminated from “The X Factor” in one of the craziest decisions in the show’s history.
Calderon kicked off the evening with a smart, though initially shaky, EDM/R&B version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
Reaction was mixed. “You had a really, really great energy,” judge Demi Lovato said, before adding, “There were times when it was a little pitchy.”
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Paul McCartney faced a crowd of screaming teens in Queens again.
But unlike the first time — nearly 50 years ago, when 3,000 of them skipped school to greet The Beatles at John F. Kennedy Airport — Wednesday's event was part of the curriculum. McCartney was the special guest at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, as the school's founder Tony Bennett watched from the wings, for...Read more »