On Monday, the New York Musical Theater Festival kicks-off its eighth season with a huge exclamation point. In 21 days, 30 never-before-seen musicals will make their world premieres in theaters throughout the city.
New York City Ballet had a sellout crowd at its fall season opener on Thursday thanks to the music of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and costumes created by his daughter, the superstar designer Stella McCartney.
On Thursday night, "The Mountaintop," opens in previews. The Broadway play is the first of three plays penned or adapted by African-American women that are opening on Broadway this fall.
If you're looking for the real deal, look no further. Steve Earle's gravely voice, which is equal parts joyful and desolate, infuses his songs with authenticity. Watch a video of Earle performing "This City," which was written for the HBO series "Treme" and also appears on his new album, I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.
On Friday, jazz singer songwriter Jon Hendricks turns 90 years old. WNYC says "Happy Birthday" to the Poet Laureate of Jazz with the following videos and slideshow that show Hendricks onstage performing vocalese and doing some seriously impressive scatting.
The Vancouver indie band Destroyer is known for writing inscrutable lyrics. But when the group released its music video for "Savage Night at the Opera," it was surprising how few noted where the inspiration for the video came from.
The Toronto indie band Broken Social Scene brings its cinematic sound to the Williamsburg Waterfront on Thursday alongside TV on the Radio. Download "World Sick" for free here.
A day after high levels of gun violence rocked the West Indian-American Day parade, musicians who march every year expressed frustration and anger.
Brooklyn is home to the best steel drum orchestras outside of Trinidad. As the West Indian-American Day Carnival approaches, they're getting ready for the annual Panorama competition.
This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.
East Coast residents are battening down the hatches to prepare for Hurricane Irene. Here are some songs to pass the time if the rain doesn't wash you (and your laptop) away this weekend.
Next month, Cyndi Lauper's 1986 hit "True Colors" takes on new meaning when the True Colors Residence for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (L.G.B.T.) youth opens in Harlem on September 1. The shelter will be the first permanent housing facility in New York for homeless L.G.B.T. youth.
For Broadway fans interested in what's happening behind the red velvet curtain, waiting at the stage door may no longer be necessary. Through its new feature "Twitter Watch," the Web site Broadway World has aggregated the tweets of 100 theater stars, producers and critics who are active on Twitter.
The legendary Motown songwriter Nick Ashford, who wrote "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman" and "Solid" with his wife Valerie Simpson, died on Monday after a battle with throat cancer, according to his publicist. He was 70 years old. Watch classic Ashford & Simpson videos here.
the Mexican rockers Zoé just released an MTV Unplugged album and are touring it around the U.S. Tonight they stop off at La Boom, a nightclub in Queens.
Tinariwen was born in a refugee camp. The band's members met there more than 30 years ago. Now the band is out with a new acoustic album. That album is called Tassill. Watch a video of a pared down version of Tinariwen playing playing "A Dunya" from the album live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios here.
Grateful dead alum and "world music" pioneer Mickey Hart plays Brooklyn Bowl Thursday night. Download "I Can Tell You More" here.
Will Ferrell, Taio Cruz and Carmelo Anthony are among the stars who will participate in this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. The grand slam will also include 9/11 tributes from Queen Latifah and Cyndi Lauper.
Fans have begun to post their smartphone videos from the week's "4 Intimate Nights With Beyoncé” at the Roseland Ballroom. Check out this video for "Single Ladies" from Sunday's show.
Bulgogi, kimchi, and jeon pancakes were just some of the treats to be had at Tuesday's second annual Korea Day celebration held in Central Park. Korea Day also included music and rice pounding. Check out a slideshow here.