Features : Archive for Music
Monday, July 23, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Where's Bob Dylan's guitar? The veteran singer and PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965.
Monday, July 09, 2012
A nightclub that was shuttered after a bottle-tossing fracas sent glass flying amid famous faces has gotten back its liquor license and plans to reopen Tuesday -- with plastic cups.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Authorities say two people were stabbed and one was also bitten before a show at the New York City music venue Webster Hall.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Eight-time Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty Friday to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million earned over three years.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The father of late songstress Amy Winehouse told WNYC his daughter was planning to have children with her boyfriend before her life was tragically cut short last year.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Artist Tom Sanford's colorful 4-foot tall mural, called “Saints of the Lower East Side,” depicts Joey Ramone, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Ellen Stewart, Martin Wong, Miguel Piñero, Arthur Fellig and Allen Ginsberg.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Back in May, WNYC asked listeners to help us map out the city's best underground music by snapping shots and sending in video clips of favorite subway performances. And you delivered. We've made a map from the submissions, which include a classical-rock violinist playing in the West 4th Street-Washington Square station, a group of opera singers in Times Square and a trio covering Stevie Wonder on the Upper East Side.
Monday, June 18, 2012
A retired music executive will donate more than 200 audio interviews with popular singers including Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney and others to the Library of Congress, officials announced Monday.
Friday, June 15, 2012
New York City police are investigating whether shots were fired inside a nightclub during a bottle-throwing brawl involving singer Chris Brown and Drake's entourage.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Brooklyn Academy of Music unveiled its new performing arts space on Thursday. The 40,000 square-foot Richard B. Fisher Building, or BAM Fisher, sits in the footprint of the old Salvation Army building at 321 Ashland Place in Fort Greene. The space, which has its official opening on Sept. 5, will be devoted to showing the work of emerging and established artists.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Patti Smith’s latest album, Banga, is her first since winning the 2010 National Book Award for her acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. Now, reaching out to a far larger potential audience than any she’s had before, the original High Priestess of Punk returns with an album that’s full of poetic invention, allusions to explorers and journeys both literal and metaphysical, and a surprising amount of pop culture references.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Eight-time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years with the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey announced Thursday.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A Latin-ska-reggae fusion band, a female mariachi group and a wind quintet were among the 25 new musical acts selected to be part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Music Under New York program.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Doc Watson, the Grammy-award winning folk musician whose lightning-fast style of flatpicking influenced guitarists around the world for more than a half-century, died Tuesday at a hospital in Winston-Salem, according to a hospital spokeswoman and his manager. He was 89.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
New York radio pioneer Harold Jackson, the first African-American voice on network radio, has died.