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Super Bowl Boulevard kicks off with huge crowds, stars, shows

Super Bowl Blvd

(Credit: The tobaggin run was a popular spot on Super Bowl Blvd. (Craig Ruttle))

The energy generated by fans who packed Super Bowl Boulevard's inaugural day countered the bone-chilling cold temperatures yesterday.

Thousands lined up for free events along Broadway between West 34th and 47th streets, ranging from concerts and autograph sessions with NFL greats to obstacle courses and video games.

For fans young and old, the celebrations for Sunday's game between the...

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Q&A with Luscious Jackson singer/bassist Jill Cunniff

Luscious Jackson

(Credit: Luscious Jackson)

Some bands reunite to take advantage of nostalgia, to get one last big payday before streaming services and piracy consume the last vestiges of the music industry.

For Luscious Jackson, the three-piece best known for 1990s songs like "Naked Eye" and "Ladyfingers," getting back together is less about ambition and more about having fun.

"We all have kids, and some...

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Theater review: 'The Jacksonian' -- 2 stars

"The Jacksonian"

(Credit: Ed Harris and Glenne Headly in "The Jacksonian")

"The Jacksonian," a bloodstained, 90-minute piece of gothic Southern pulp by Pulitzer winner Beth Henley that comes straight from California's prestigious Geffen Playhouse with a starry cast, leaves one wondering what attracted Ed Harris, Bill Pullman and Tony-winning director Robert Falls to this creepy and revolting yet inconsequential work.

Set in Jackson, Miss., in 1964, Harris...

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