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Stars party during 'Super' weekend

Adam Levine and Maroon 5 perform on Jan.

(Credit: Maroon 5 perform on Jan. 31, 2014 at the Beacon Theater. (JBL by Harmon))

With the Super Bowl touching down in MetLife Stadium today, celebrities packed the city over the weekend at various pregame parties.

Among the star-studded events was Shape and Men's Fitness magazines' Super Bowl XLVIII party at Cipriani on Friday, attended by the likes of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Stephen Colbert, Stacy Keibler, Rebecca King Crews and Terry Crews, Coco and Ice-T, with...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in NYC this week

The Beatles are featured in "Ladies and Gentlemen

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'Ladies and Gentlemen … The Beatles!'

Beatlemania hits the Big Apple this week in honor of the anniversary of the iconic band's first visit to New York 50 years ago. Beginning this Thursday and running through May 10, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center will showcase rare artifacts and more, along with FREE programs and screenings featuring the Fab Four. (Opens...

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Theater review: 'Queen of the Night' -- 2.5 stars

"Queen of the Night"

(Credit: Joan Marcus)

Apparently "Queen of the Night," the latest in the line of immersive and puzzling spectacles such as the "Macbeth"-themed "Sleep No More," has something to do with Mozart's "The Magic Flute," but it's hard to tell at this busy affair.

"Queen of the Night" is being presented at the newly renovated Diamond Horseshoe, a supper club that just reopened for the first time in six decades, underneath...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: An actor of uncommon subtlety and grace

Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in

(Credit: Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from "The Master." )

When it's practiced at the highest level, acting is more than a craft or a profession. It's a spiritual pursuit, really, offering a window into our collective soul, a chance to intimately experience the world from a perspective that's not our own.

On stage and on screen, in a remarkable career spanning more than two decades, Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away today from an apparent drug...

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Celebrate Black History Month in New York City

Louis Armstrong House Museum

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There are loads of ways to celebrate Black History Month. Here are five to get you started:

The Apollo Theater not only kicked off its 80th anniversary on Jan. 29, but the historic venue has plenty of unique events planned for this month. The festivities include a free gospel concert this Sunday at 5 p.m. featuring Apollo Legend Pastor Shirley Caesar, who first performed at the theater in...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in New York apartment

Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait during

(Credit: Philip Seymour Hoffman during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. (Matt Carr/Getty Images))

UPDATED 2/2/14, 7:23 PM: Police found Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead Sunday in his West Village apartment.

Hoffman, 46, was found "unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the bathroom floor" of his Bethune Street home at 11:36 a.m., after a friend called 911, the NYPD said.

Hoffman was found with syringe in his arm, and that a drug overdose was suspected, according to...

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'Awkward Moment' can't put brakes on 'Ride Along' at the box office

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(Credit: Kevin Hart and Ice Cube star in "Ride Along." (Universal Pictures))

Buddy cop comedy "Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, cruised to a third straight weekend at the top of the box office charts, outearning new release "That Awkward Moment."

"Ride Along" collected $12.3 million in ticket sales over what was a slow Super Bowl weekend at many domestic movie theaters. The film has collected $93 million since its January 17 release.

Second place...

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Super Bowl specials to check out on game day

43 Mini Beers (Licor 43 with a dash

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The year’s funniest commercials, most entertaining halftime show and top two NFL teams are visiting New Jersey this weekend. For football fans staying in the city for the biggest game of the year on Sunday, head over to one of these bars or take a seat at one of these restaurants for specials on drinks and food.

100 MontaditosWhile watching the Super Bowl in the Garden Room, throw back bottles...

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Where to party this weekend for the Super Bowl

Sportswear brand Bebe and model Nina Agdal will

(Credit: Model Nina Agdal hosts a Super Bowl party at Provocateur Café on Feb. 2. (bebe))

Tickets to the big game are a financial commitment, not to mention hard to get. But watching it doesn’t have to knock bank accounts out of bounds (although things can get pricey). We’ve put together a list of some of the best parties and places to kick off Sunday night with cocktails and eats. You may even spot a celeb or two in attendance!

FOR THE FOODIEW New York — DowntownWhile the game...

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Behind the Curtain: 'King Kong' coming to Foxwoods, and more

King Kong poses on stage during a "King

(Credit: King Kong poses on stage during a "King Kong" production media call. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images))

‘King Kong’ to play the Foxwoods TheatreThe musical-spectacle “King Kong,” which is about to wrap up its premiere staging in Melbourne, will apparently hit Broadway next season. The show’s producer confirmed on Australian radio that the show will play the oversized Foxwoods Theatre, recently home to “Spider-Man.” The title character is portrayed by, according to previous press materials, “the most...

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