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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 »
“The Voice” has reached the point in the season where the singers really get a chance to shine.
They get to do entire songs, with full production values, and they get to do group songs that help fans get to see them in a different setting. The group version of Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House,” featuring Matthew, James, Caroline and Jacquie actually made them all more likable.
Overall, it was...Read more »
Happy Thanksgiving! Be grateful Hoodie Allen’s “Party With Your Friends” Tour wraps up at home at Roseland Ballroom Friday and Saturday.
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Billy Joel's Madison Square Garden run keeps growing.
Thursday morning, he added a fourth show, on April 18, on the strength of demand based on the current Citi Private Pass pre-sale for the shows on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, and March 21. Tickets for all four shows are $64.50-$124.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster.
Joel sold out 12 shows at The Garden in 2006, the current...Read more »
Billy Joel has added two concerts to his upcoming Madison Square Garden run on the strength of interest in his first show.
Joel will now play on Feb. 3 and March 21, as well as the previously announced Jan. 27. Tickets for all three shows are $64.50-$124.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster. Citi Private Pass cardholders can currently buy pre-sale tickets.
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The 12 female dancers in nude body stockings surrounded Kanye West on the makeshift cliff in the middle of the Barclays Center floor and hoisted him over their heads while he rapped, “I Am a God.”
This is the way to experience “Yeezus.”
West’s ambitious album is a stunning musical accomplishment, incorporating industrial dance music and high-powered cultural politics into hip-hop. It’s...Read more »
Lady Gaga will perform the final concerts at Roseland Ballroom, a string of intimate shows ending on April 2.
The Gaga four-show homestand, the first concerts announced since her recent chart-topping “ARTPOP” album — will start on her 28th birthday on March 28, with shows also scheduled on March 30, March 31 and finally April 2.
Tickets are $50-$200 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 25...Read more »
Billy Joel is returning to Madison Square Garden, where he holds the record for most sold-out shows in a single run with 12.
Joel will headline The Garden on Jan. 27 – his first full concert there since he set the record in 2006. Tickets are $64.50-$124.50 for the show and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster. Citi Private Pass cardholders can buy pre-sale tickets starting at...Read more »