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Semi Precious Weapons- ‘Bite Down.’

It’s a Saturday night and I’m looking at the screaming kid with the ‘Suzi Quatro/ Adam Ant’ make up and blonde white mohawk. Looking...

At the Inside B’way Beacon Awards- theater worth fighting for.

If there’s no business like show business, then there’s no place like the Player’s Club in Gramercy to celebrate its merits.  A veritable shrine...

Brooklyn International Film Festival Awards Night:How they triumphed.

Rarely considered accordingly, film can be easily considered the crux of artistic expression. Integrating all manner of emotion-piquing writing, music, performance, and visual arts...

Sea Legs- Coney Island as a metaphor of the decay of the American Dream.

Sea Legs, a film by Craig Butta, fittingly premiered at the low-key Brooklyn International Film Festival. A quietly emotional film, Sea Legs seemed at...

Bud Blacks Aka Euro; Bitches, and all that shit…

In the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant, things are changing. The Marcy projects look like a work in progress, with concrete and asphalt piled like a...

Green Gala: “Burning Down the House.”

Everyone knows that green is the new black, and it showed at this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn Green Gala at Prospect Park. With organizers aiming...

DJ Cat: Hot new PinK.

Meet Catherine Wentworth at a party or hanging out with friends and you’ll come away from the encounter thinking, “What a nice, sweet, intelligent...

The RHODES: Barreling down in your school bus…

  Last Summer in Washington Square Park, unsuspecting people began to take notice of four lads in white dress shirts and black suspenders playing acoustically....

Redefining Punk: TAB comes onto its own…

  There’s a moment while you’re watching "TAB the band," blasting out their fusion of glam pop, rock and Rolling Stones collage that you look...

Brooklyn International Film Festival takes off.

If one could summarize the general sensibilty of  the film that opened the Brooklyn International Film Festival last night- “Breaking Upwards,” it would be when...

If only Frank Zappa had sounded like Electric Black…

A lot of bands begin their journey haphazardly enough, perhaps inviting a few acquaintances to their first gig and putting up inscrutable fliers here...

352 Bowery Luxury Living and Gallery 151 Dance Co go Green.

A wall of glass encases the face of 352 Bowery and peering in from the sidewalk, scantily clad twenty some things of downtown Manhattan...

Jermaine Browne: Feline to the Stars.

Jermaine Browne, artistic director and choreographer, whose client list includes J.Lo, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Victoria Secret, Toyota and Nike thinks...

Bon Jovi- Tribeca Film Festival. “When we were beautiful,” or almost…

Being a rock band is a big business these days. If one listens to Jon Bon Jovi tell you in this modern day parable...

Nancy La Scala, based on a true story.

Nancy la Scala is one of those actresses living the dream that so many actresses dream of but so few actually realize. On the...