Listen to mainstream radio, and you’ll find it difficult to tell one artist from the other. New hooks are old hooks. Recycled is the new original. Sure, that’s not always the case and I can list dozens upon dozens of examples of how those opening sentences are off base, but why spoil a good opening ..
The 68th Annual Tony Awards provided many memorable moments from Hugh Jackman hopping his way through an opening number to Lena Hall uttering a joyous “friendship is magic” line with her first Tony in hand to Audra MacDonald’s emotional speech for her record-breaking sixth award. Those examples barely scratch the surface of highlights, but this ..
“Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. “Umbrella” from Rihanna. “Whoomp (There It Is)” by a group I refuse to Google. These are just a few songs that were dubbed “song of the summer” the years in which they were released. Songs of the season can be just as hot as the weather, ..
It could’ve gone terribly wrong — like really badly. It could’ve buried his career or made him the laughing stock of the Broadway community. Choosing to star as an iconic character in a stage adaptation of a beloved cinematic classic doesn’t always pan out and I’m saying that very nicely. Thankfully for Andy Karl, his ..
Jarrod Spectora is making quite a name for himself on Broadway by playing music icons. First, he played a record 1,500 performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, and this year, he’s nominated for a Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony for his role as songwriting legend Barry Mann in the Carole King musical ..
“Alienation” isn’t just a term that best describes what it’s like to be a New York Mets fan. It’s also the title of one of this year’s best tracks by one of alt-rock’s best rising acts. Nearly two years ago, Morning Parade burst onto the scene faster than a cliched phrase like “burst onto the ..
Kevin Arnold and Paul Pfeiffer. Ace and Gary. Tomax. Xamot perhaps? Throughout pop culture history, there have been some dynamic duos and some, well, rather lackluster ones. Nothing against the G.I.Joe twins, but let’s focus on the former. Timeflies are a New York-by-way-of-Boston tandem who are breaking out like zits that once found shelter on ..
My parents took me and my sister to countless shows as a kid and young adult. They still do. While I don’t remember my first time (Barnum with Jim Dale), I do remember just about every show from Sandy Duncan and a pre-Mr. Belvedere Christopher Hewitt in Peter Pan to Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga ..
You know a film is one of the “great ones” when even a cameo from Young MC can’t derail it. Up in the Air may have went scoreless on its six Oscar nods, but the films still ranks as one of my favorites from the 2000s decade. Aside from a star turn from Anna Kendrick, ..
“It just comes out this way.” That’s what emerging singer/songwriter Alice Boman said when asked in a recent A-Sides interview if her voice has always sounded so unique. It was probably a nice way of saying “oh no – not this question again.” Even so, it’s hard to not compliment this or any really for ..