Streams

Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson appears in the following:

Gig Alert: Wadada Leo Smith

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wadada Leo Smith performs at Roulette on Thursday and Friday nights in honor of his 70th birthday. Download "Mbira," which blends Shona music from Zimbabwe with American and traditional Chinese music, for free here.

Comment

Community Board Considers Closing Bars Early

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Manhattan's Community Board 10 is mulling whether to ask bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stop serving liquor two hours before last call. This week, the board tabled a recommendation that would require establishments to stop serving liquor after 2 a.m. in order to get more information from its economic development committee, which proposed the rule.

Comments [2]

'Tis the Season: We Want to Know Your Favorite Holiday Sweet

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gingerbread men, Greek kourabiedes, Hanukkah jelly donuts, frosted sugar cookies and Italian torrone messinesi nougat candy are just some of the sweet foods eaten during the holiday season. What's your favorite holiday cookie, cake or candy? Let us know here and check out our slideshow of holiday cookies and sweets made in New York City kitchens.

Comment

Gig Alert: Lettuce

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lettuce plays its groovy, festive funk Wednesday night at Brooklyn Bowl with The Nigel Hall Band as part of the second annual Royal Family Holiday Rage. Download "Blast Off" from the septet's third record here.

Comment

To Buy (Or Not to Buy): Holiday Gift Ideas from WNYC and WQXR Radio Hosts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Can't decide what to give a loved one this year? Never fear. WNYC and WQXR hosts are here to help. Warm woolen socks, locally distilled rye whiskey and a t-shirt inspired by the cult classic "The Warriors" are among their recommendations this year.

Comments [5]

NY Public Library Chief Pleads Guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, Loses License

Friday, December 09, 2011

Judge Jennifer G. Schecter removed Marx's license for six months, fined him $500 and sentenced him to attend a defensive driving program, enroll in 16 sessions of counseling with a state-certified substance abuse counselor and install ignition interlock devices in his vehicles.

Comments [2]

Jewelry as Sculpture in Miniature at the Museum of Arts and Design

Friday, December 09, 2011

A brooch of ruby lips and cultured pearl teeth made by Salvador Dali, a pendant depicting an abstract face by Roy Lichtenstein and a gold mask designed by Man Ray are among the 240 pieces of jewelry currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design. View a slideshow here.

Comment

Gig Alert: Alabama Shakes

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Alabama Shakes plays a Brooklyn Bowl show on Thursday night. Download "I Found You" from the band's new self-titled EP here.

Comment

Gig Alert: Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play The Bell House Wednesday night. Download the call-and-response style track to the group's debut album "What Have You Done, My Brother?" here.

Comments [1]

Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Resignation

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Adrian Ellis, who has been executive director at Jazz at Lincoln Center since 2007, will leave his post in January. Ellis is not completely cutting ties with Jazz at Lincoln Center. He will act as a special adviser to the Jazz at Lincoln Center board.

Comments [1]

Manhattan Galleries Focus in on Edward Burtynsky

Friday, December 02, 2011

A sweeping overhead shot of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and abstract aerials of dryland farming in northeastern Spain. See a slideshow of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky's large-scale chromogenic color prints here.

Comments [1]

Snapshot | Fishs Eddy Takes Political Stance in Holiday Windows

Friday, December 02, 2011

The independent kitchenware and gift store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance on Occupy Wall Street, hydrofracking and birth control in its holiday windows.

Comments [2]

Bling and Haute Couture: Christie's Kicks Off Liz Taylor Auction

Friday, December 02, 2011

A black velvet cape Liz Taylor wore to Princess Grace of Monaco's "Scorpio Ball" and the diamond and gold wedding bands she wore in both of her marriages to Richard Burton are a few of the items that Christie's will auction off this week in one of the year's most anticipated sales. View a slideshow here.

Comments [1]

Gig Alert: Wicked Knee

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wicked Knee plays Thursday night at Le Poisson Rouge with Mago and Caveman with Cyro Baptista. Download "Congo March" from the group's debut EP here.

Comment

Gig Alert: Nate Wooley Quintet

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nate Wooley's quintet performs at the Brooklyn Lyceum in Gowanus on Wednesday night. Download "Ethyl," off of the group's debut album, Nate Wooley Quintet: (Put Your) Hands Together.

Comment

Gig Alert: Sola Rosa

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sola Rosa plays SOBs on Tuesday night. Download the group's song "Turn Around," which features emerging Wellington songstress Iva Lamkum.

Comment

Holiday Window Displays, Off the Beaten Path

Monday, November 28, 2011

There’s no shortage of interesting holiday store displays up in the city this time of year, and WNYC wants to see the best ones in your neighborhood. Upload your snapshots and check out our slideshow of creative holiday windows here.

Comments [1]

Is Your Thanksgiving Like 'Babette's Feast' or 'Home for the Holidays'? Take Our Thanksgiving Quiz

Thursday, November 24, 2011

What's your Thanksgiving appetizer, main, side, pie and beverage of choice? Let us know by taking our quiz.

Comment

Gig Alert: Sara Serpa

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Portuguese jazz vocalist Sara Serpa performs at the Anthology Film Archive Wednesday night. Download her song "Sem Razão" here.

Comments [1]

Pennsylvania Catholic Group Protests Wojnarowicz Film outside Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On Sunday, some three dozen people protested the Brooklyn Museum's inclusion of David Wojnarowicz's film "A Fire in My Belly" in the museum's new show Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.

Comments [4]