Tunnel of Love Express

Mar 21, 2011 No Comments by

by David Siebert The Tunnel of Love Express reveals Patti Scialfa as Springsteen’s principal vocal partner as well as principal foil as well as…   Springsteen biography Dave Marsh later wrote of the sparks flying from the interaction, “You could have written it off just to musical magic … if you were dumb as a […]

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Bird with Strings

Mar 20, 2011 No Comments by

by Gary Spilatro They were two very special evenings at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the performance of many of the Charlie Parker arrangements with Strings. Bird released 2 LPs in 1950 with Mercury Records which became some of his biggest hits. These arrangements were being performed by a select group of artists, Vincent Gardner, […]

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Turning off the Lights at the House that Ruth Built

Mar 19, 2011 No Comments

by Donald M It was a long grand history coming to an end on the evening of September 21, 2008 in the Bronx with the final game and the finial win of 7 to 3 over Baltimore. Pettitte got his  14th win and Mo the save, 39th of the year, and the last ones in […]

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Frank Gerhy, Architect

Mar 16, 2011 No Comments

FRANK GEHRY, ARCHITECT: The retrospective of Frank Gehry’s work, that was held in 2001 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC featured Models, Plans, Drawings, Furniture, Photographs, and Video Footage, as well as Two Site-Specific Architectural Elements. This was the most comprehensive exhibit of his work at that time. Frank Gehry has created a new […]

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King Sunny Adé and His African Beats

Mar 16, 2011 No Comments

King Sunny Adé and His African Beats were on their One World tour in 1984 and played at the Miller time concert series on the pier in NYC on Friday, September 7. The music the band played is called JuJu and is a popular style of Nigerian music, comes from traditional Yoruba percussion. Basically it’s […]

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U.S. Tennis Open – Serena Williams vs. Dinara Safina

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments

A friend of mine received tickets from his boss, so we took a half a day off work and headed to Queens. The tickets were from Lexus, who had a guest welcome tent; it was nice to see how the rich get treated. The highlight of the day was watching Serena Williams defeat Dinara Safina […]

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Kentucky Derby

Mar 09, 2011 No Comments

I don’t have an entrance ticket to the 1975, 101st running of the Kentucky Derby, but I was there with some friends. We climbed over the wall, made it to tunnel under the track and into the center field. We settled in and party with the masses for the afternoon. I lost about $20.00 on […]

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Jeter’s First Grand Slam (who said he chokes in the clutch!)

Mar 08, 2011 No Comments

We waited and waited for Derek Jeter, then he finally does it on a Saturday afternoon June 18, 2005 game at the old Yankee Stadium against the NL Cubbies. In the bottom of the 6th with 1 out he hits his 1st Grand Slam. He had been at bat 135 times with the bases loaded […]

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Jerry Jeff Walker – Country in the City

Mar 04, 2011 No Comments

Some of my friends dragged me to see Jerry Jeff Walker, I was thinking what New York City College student would want to hear a Outlaw Country singer. We when to the Bottom Line in the Village and had a great time. He sang “Pissing in the Wind”, “Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother”, “L.A. […]

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Daniel Auber’s opera Marco Spada

Mar 03, 2011 No Comments

When studying in Roma, for a class evening out we when to the Roma Opera to see the original cast in the Pierre Lacotte reconstruction of Maziler’s choreography ballet of the 1857 Daniel Auber’s opera Marco Spada. It premiered on March 15, 1981; we attended the March 21, 1981 performance. The original cast included Nureyev […]

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