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Shots You Snapped: Rock The Bells

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Those are just some of the shots you snapped at Rock the Bells on Governors Island last Saturday. We weren't there, but fortunately you were. Check out the slideshow of photos you sent us from the concert floor.

Heading to live music in NYC? Send us your pictures! Post a link to your Web or Flickr site in the comments below, or email culturedesk@wnyc.dot.org.

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Rocking the Bells, Retro, at Governor's Island

Friday, August 27, 2010

This Saturday's Rock the Bells hip hop festival will have fans reminiscing about the battered cassette tapes of yore. The big headliners are Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan. To some, that's as close to a hip-hop trinity as it gets.

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Spike Lee Throws Michael Jackson A Birthday Pary in Brooklyn

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fans of the King of Pop are gearing up for the second annual party in Michael Jackson's honor this weekend. Hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee, "Brooklyn Loves Michael" is expected to draw tens of thousands of revelers to Prospect Park's Nethermead Meadow.

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Council Denies Wyclef Jean's Appeal in Haiti's Presidential Bid

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Things aren't going too well for Wyclef Jean.

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Final Williamsburg Pool Party Back On

Monday, August 23, 2010

If the cancellation of this summer's Pool Parties free concert series at the Williamsburg waterfront made you think of shaving your ironic mustache or pawning your bowler hat, rest assured. This weekend, the big players in the battle to keep or cancel the Pool Parties' final August 29th show resolved the conflict. The fourth year of fist-pumping indie bands with baffling names will culminate in performances by Dominique Young Unique and Delorean, along with a surprise headliner.

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Ricky Martin's Autobiography Due in November

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ricky Martin has picked an appropriate title for his autobiography: "Me."

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Met Opera Sets Record Box Office Sales, Pleased with HD Transmissions

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The New York Metropolitan Opera announced a new box office record for opening day ticket sales on Monday. The total sales exceeded $2.6 million worth of single tickets for the upcoming season. Click here to listen to the Met's General Manager Peter Gelb explain how their 2010-2011 schedule strength and HD transmissions has increased opera-going interest, making the Met seemingly recession-proof.

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Jazz Songstress Abbey Lincoln Dies at 80

Monday, August 16, 2010

Abbey Lincoln, who was born Anna Marie Wooldridge, in Chicago, died on Saturday in Manhattan at age 80, after an acting, singing and composing career that spanned some five decades.

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Uptown and Downtown Scenes: The Manhattan Mixtape

Monday, August 16, 2010

The artists in our essential Manhattan mixtape were not necessarily born in the borough, but like so many residents, they came here to make it.

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Live on WNYC: Vivica Genaux

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Like many Mezzo-sopranos, Vivica Genaux has played her share of male roles. But she says growing up in Fairbanks, Alaska, the bigger challenge was learning how to walk in heels on stage!

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The Ultimate Brooklyn Mixtape

Thursday, August 12, 2010

From the Marcy projects to Flatbush to Coney Island, there's no question that Brooklyn has grown some of the world's finest musical talent. But what's an homage to Brooklyn's best without a mixtape? Here are some of my favorite songs from Brooklynites, born and raised.

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CT Native American Tribe Gets a Piece of Broadway

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A casino resort owned by the Eastern Connecticut Mashantucket Pequot tribe bought a stake in one of Broadway's biggest theaters this week.

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No Instruments Required: The Body Music Festival Returns

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Body Music Festival showcases the capabilities of the human instrument. Take Keith Terry's crash course in body music.

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Fashion Mashups at Retail DJ

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

What does it sound like when an outfit comes together? 

With her site RetailDJ, Wendi Muse lays out a soundtrack to the most mundane of rituals, commanding readers to "get dressed to this."

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Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Jovanotti performed at Summerstage in Central Park, Chromeo played a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom, and The National rocked the Prospect Park Bandshell. 

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The Boogie-Down Mixtape

Monday, August 02, 2010

New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."

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Shots You Snapped

Monday, July 26, 2010

Last week Die Antwoord opened for M.I.A. on Governor's Island, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros played at Webster Hall, and Free Energy played at South Street Seaport.

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Shots You Snapped

Monday, July 19, 2010

This week Matt and Kim, Harlem and others rocked Coney Island's Siren Fest, Small Black and Beach Fossil played the Mercury Lounge and Murder City Devils appeared down at the Wlliamsburg Waterfront.

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African Music Takes the Stage

Friday, July 09, 2010

African bands Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Konono No. 1, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Burkina Electric perform throughout the city and ensure that New York's focus on Africa continues beyond the World Cup.

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The Apples in stereo Are Back From the Future

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now. The band’s latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel. When the band stopped by Studio 360 recently, frontman Robert Schneider ...

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