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THEATER The Gift Horse New Repertory Theater presents this play from Lydia R. Diamond (“Smart People”, “Stick Fly”) about Ruth, a teacher and artist compelled to finally confront the dark past she’s been avoiding for many years. We travel back and forth with her in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:39pm

Classical guitar maker crafts instruments worth thousands

Sometimes, the arts call us. Sometimes, they define us. Music, in the shape of classical guitar, called Matt Rubendall. Stringent self-assessment drove him away. “I loved playing, but you have to be a twelve-year-old performing on world stages to be at that level of music,” he said....

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:00am

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' tour takes over Boston this summer

Boston's summer just got so much hotter thanks to hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning rapper announced on Monday that he's hitting the road again in support of his chart-topping new album, Damn. Lamar’s latest tour is set to make a stop at the TD...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:17pm

New Prince music released a year after musician's death

A set of previously unreleased tracks by Prince are going on sale to mark the one-year anniversary of the musician's death. One, "Deliverance," was put on iTunes and Apple Music on Tuesday. Five other tracks will be released on Friday and a disc version will be released on June 2....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

7 Music festival must-haves for the best experience

Music festival season is upon us. These are the must-have products to keep your phone safe and charged, stay dry, enjoy the music and of course - look good doing it. No matter what type of music festival you’re heading to this year or whether you’re a music festival rookie or a junkie...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Coachella live stream gives you the Coachella experience without, you know,Coachella

With the first weekend of Coachella in the books and the second and final on the horizon, you may be suffering from FOMO if you can’t attend, but fear not, you won’t miss a thing because, yes, there’s a Coachella live stream. You’ll be able to see every Instagram- and...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:09pm

Your complete guide to New York's summer music festivals

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life great — music festivals are no exception. These festivals all tout great headliners, but they’ve also got their own, individual perks that make them unique. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival June-August, Prospect Park...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:31pm

The worst performances of all time on ‘The Voice’

If you made it past the grueling audition process for "The Voice," chances are you can sing pretty darn well. It’s not "American Idol," where some horrendous (but lovable) singers belt their hearts out at the judges table. (Remember William Hung?)“The Voice” is about having that earth-shatteringly...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:40pm

Battered but unbroken, Brooklyn music label sees ‘new golden age of vinyl’

Hurricane Sandy battered much of New York City but one of its lesser-known victims was a Brooklyn music label specializing in rock and rockabilly sounds released on vinyl records.After the October 2012 storm roared through, Norton Records in Red Hook was flooded, its inventory destroyed and its...

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00am

David Bowie’s former New York apartment and piano selling for $6.45M

There’s a starman’s apartment waiting in the sky. David Bowie’s former New York condo is up for grabs and not only does it boast amazing views of Central Park, it comes with the late musician’s piano.Bowie moved out of the three-bedroom apartment at 160 Central Park South in 2002, but the piano has...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:04pm

Local band celebrates Chuck Berry in style

Roll over to Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday to see a tribute show with a twist. A twist competition, that is.Philly's own "Back to the Future" tribute will honor Chuck Berry's legacy during Hail Hail: Rock 'n' Roll at Kung Fu Necktie (2501 N. Front St). It’s Marvin, Your Cousin Marvin Berry (that’s...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:02am

The best wireless speakers to buy this summer

Whether you’re looking for a speaker to use by the pool, to take with you on hikes or to just use around the house these are the seven best speakers you can buy for any occasion.1.JBL Flip 3 - $79.95This chunky tube shaped speaker has a strong bass and is small enough to be easily portable. It...

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 8:49pm

Elton John’s 7 greatest glasses in honor of his 70th birthday

Looks like Saturday night’s alright for a birthday what with Elton John turning 70 today.The musical icon and noted AIDs activist was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in the Pinner area of London.He’s since sold more than 300 million albums, including seven that consecutively hit No...

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 12:08am

Bonnaroo 2017 is throwing an all-night rager

Bonnaroo has to be spring’s chillest music festival — with four days of musical acts, art installations and more spread over 700 acres, you’ve got to pace yourself.Not this year, hippies. Founded in the spirit of Woodstock and Phish’s legendary jam sessions, 2017’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:57am

'Voice’ alumna Rebecca Loebe returns to Boston

Rebecca Loebe— does that name ring a bell?The now Austin-based singer/songwriter made waves on the first season of "The Voice" when she performed Nirvana’s "Come As You Are," landing her a spot on Adam Levine’s team. Before that, the 33-year-old worked full-time in the music business, working at a...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:18pm

These global cities are twinning when it comes to musical tastes: Deezer

“Music is the universal language of mankind,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, and a new study from Deezer confirms the poet was quite right all those years ago.After analyzing the Top 10 charts in 88 global cities, the streaming service found that music lovers may be separated by thousands of...

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 1:53pm

WATCH: Biggie Smalls was in the House … of Representatives thanks to Brooklyn pol

Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G. aka Frank White aka Big Poppa, may be gone 20 years, but he is not forgotten, not even in the House of Representatives.Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quoted the rapper on the House floor Thursday to commemorate his unsolved murder during a drive-by shooting in...

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:03am

Daughter of Biggie Smalls nearly no-show to her late dad's memorial

A memorial for Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, was one of the events planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the legendary rapper’s death on Thursday.News media gathered in the afternoon at Sojourn, East 79th Street, Manhattan, for the memorial...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:03pm

Jennifer Lopez hot new Instagram pics (Alex Rodriguez girlfriend)

Jennifer Lopez has had some high profile significant others. But the stakes keep getting raised, as the actress and singer is now reportedly in a serious relationship with former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.A-Rod retired from the game and recently signed on to become a full-time on camera...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:33pm

On 20th anniversary of his death, tributes roll in for The Notorious B.I.G.

The battle between East Coast vs. West Coast hip-hop in the 1990s is arguably music’s biggest rivalry, which possibly resulted in the unsolved murders of two of the genre’s most influential young artists.March 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the fatal drive-by shooting of 24-year-old rapper The...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 11:35am