On Tuesday night, feathers will fly at the The Warsaw Polish National Home.
The Cuban-born pianist Omar Sosa mixes Afro-Cuban rhythms, '70's jazz fusion and classical minimalism. In the piece "Eleggua," Sosa is joined by kalimba player Childo Tomas and trumpeter Joe Kraus. Check out a video of Sosa performing the song here.
On Monday night, a new festival hopes to draw attention to old-school venues like Minton’s Playhouse and the Lennox Lounge by bringing modern-day luminaries to Harlem for a week of concerts. The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival will feature performances by Jason Moran, Wycliffe Gordon, Geri Allen, and Meshell Ndegeocello, among others.
On Sunday, you can experience the sound of a pipe organ in Greenwich Village at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue and 10th Street.
For 18 years, fans of '80s music have flocked to the storied Pyramid Club on Avenue A nearly every Friday to enjoy songs by artists from the Smiths to Cyndi Lauper spun by the party's promoter and D.J. Chip Duckett.
The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Michael Rapaport, who is from Manhattan's Upper East Side, about his lately controversial film.
The late Fela Kuti pioneered the music genre known as Afrobeat. His son, Femi Kuti, actually went back to the same studio in Lagos, Nigeria where his father made music and recorded his new album Africa For Africa entirely at the Afrodisia/Decca Studio. Check out the video below of Femi Kuti and his band performing the title track "Africa For Africa" from their new album in WNYC's Soundcheck studios.
The three members of The Beastie Boys are well into their 40s, but that hasn't stopped them from releasing a new album: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, which is due out in stores on Sunday, May 3.
Brooklyn-based group TV on the Radio announced on its Web site that its bassist, Gerard Smith, has died of lung cancer. Smith was born in Harlem, raised on Long Island and lived in Brooklyn. Before joining the band, he busked on New York streets, and was a regular at the Bedford Avenue L station.
For nearly 12 hours on Saturday, the stage of the Cantor Film Center at New York University will be populated by neurobiologists, perfume critics, photographers and musicians who are participating in Lawrence Weschler's "Springtime Wonder Cabinet."
On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced its plans to add 25 individual recordings to its National Recording Registry. Among them was De La Soul's debut 1989 album 3 Feet High and Rising.
The 18th New York African Film Festival kicks off Wednesday with the documentary “Kinshasa Symphony,” a film about the Democratic Republic of Congo’s only symphony orchestra.
The atypical R&B vocalist performs her music about passionate romance, bitter breakups and gay suicide in New York on Tuesday night.
Jesse Harris brings his laid-back jazzy songwriting style to Le Poisson Rouge Tuesday night. Download his instrumental track "Little Star" here.
Legendary club owner and nightlife icon Don Hill died Thursday. He was 66.
“Footage is to be projected at the final LCD Soundsystem show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday April 2nd 2011 so we need to receive it Thursday and Friday to be able to prepare it,” wrote music video director Lance Bangs.
The Dears, elder statesmen of Canadian indie rock, play New York Tuesday night, touring a new studio album. Download their track "Blood" for free.
In the age of YouTube, sometimes it seems like everyone is a cover artist. This weekend, two groups of young artists take on music from the past at Harlem Stage and the Joyce Soho Theater.
With warm weather on its way, New Yorkers are coming out of hibernation and going out to plays and concerts. At least, that’s the idea behind Spring Downtown, an arts festival that begins this week at selected venues, all below Houston street.
More than a week after the March 11 earthquake hit, eyes, hearts and browser windows have been trained on Japan. Here is a list of events happening around the city to raise funds.