A Crack Pie made by WNYC Business Editor Charlie Herman won the 2011 WNYC Pie-Off. Second place went to WQXR's Will Jameson for his Streusel "Irish" Apple Pie, and third place went to Tracie Hunt, a local producer for The Takeaway, for her Salted Caramel Apple Pie.
Layer smoky baritone vocals on top of Spanish guitar licks, electronic samples and backing beats and you'll get close to the music of Federico Aubele. Download "No One," a track on his fourth studio album Berlin 13, here.
The tiny Gulf country of Qatar is home to a film festival, a philharmonic orchestra, a modern art museum — and soon, a New York-style jazz club.
The quartet Béla Fleck & the Flecktones plays Town Hall Wednesday night. Download a little blu-bop from the group with the song "Life in Eleven."
Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.
This Friday is all about the 11s. The date — 11/11/11 — bears special significance for gamblers, newlyweds, math nerds, and of course, our troops. But the palindrome has also found a major following among fans of corduroy.
Girl in a Coma plays the Knitting Factory Thursday night. Download the band's melodic pop song "Smart" here, which is from a record released just last week called Exits & All the Rest.
The city's oldest museum is getting ready to re-open its doors on Friday after a three-year, $70 million renovation. The New York Historical Society Museum and Library has been closed for construction since February.
The Jamaica-born, Mount Vernon, New York-raised rapper Heavy D died Tuesday after collapsing outside his house in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 44 years old. Watch some videos to remember him by here.
The New York electro pop band fun. teamed up with Janelle Monáe on "We Are Young." Download the single here or catch the group Wednesday night at the Bowery Ballroom.
On Sunday, Anthony Marx reversed his 2009 Audi and sideswiped a parked vehicle on E. 138th St. His blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, according to the criminal complaint.
For nearly two decades, the electric chamber music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars has been creating a rich tapestry of experimental instrumental and mechanical sounds. Download its new unreleased track, "Instructional Video," here.
Mucca Pazza, the rollicking, high-energy 30-piece group from Chicago, plays the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for free on Thursday night. Download "Bump" here, which has a Balkan folksy flavor to it.
For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."
Check out the video here, in which the two mix up lyrics from De La Soul, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Ice Cube, the Fugees and Outkast, among others.
Since the New Museum's Carsten Höller "Experience" exhibition opened last Wednesday, city agencies have been investigating three of the show's installations: a 100-foot tube slide, a mirrored carousel and a saline sensory deprivation pool. On Tuesday, city officials gave the green light to the installations.
On Tuesday, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the Handel Medallion, the city's highest award for achievement in the arts.
"The Simpsons" and "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" featured Spidey spoofs in their Halloween episodes.
During the Festival of Lights, which is observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for five days, sugary confections and snacks are given as gifts and shared at home among family and friends. While some people make their own or order them from South Asia, many head to sweets stores in Jackson Heights.
Bonfires, harsh winters and women were the inspiration for twangy rock songs like "Dawn" by the five-piece band Chamberlin. Download the song here or check out the Goshen, Vermont group at City Winery Wednesday night.