Maria’s Local Radar: Deal Casino

As I am sitting here, I am realizing that we are only a few weeks away from the holidays; how is this even possible? It seems like just yesterday I was at Taking Back Sunday’s Holiday shows at Starland Ballroom, and it’s crazy to think those are about to happen …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Brian Wilson Is The Beach Boys – Accept No Substitute

Easton, PA—The music of the Beach Boys, since 1961, and their debut “Surfin’” single, has been the soundtrack to our Baby Boomer lives. I was 10. I thought it was the greatest thing I ever heard. As hit after juvenile hit assailed our young ears over the radio in the …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I believe your flippant response to these, as you put it so flippantly, “weekly shootings” is disturbing. (NEW TWIST ON WEEKLY SHOOTING—Issue: 9/2/15) And not because as a reader of your weekly rants I think you put too much emphasis on the greater social and economic issues prevalent …

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Kam on Film: ‘Carol,’ ‘My All American’ and What’s New In Theaters

Carol

The Weinstein Company

Rated R sexuality, nudity and brief profanity

Divorcée Finds Refuge In Arms Of Shy Shopgirl In Tale Of Forbidden Love Set In The ’50s

Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) is a socialite in the midst of a bitter divorce. Her husband, Harge (Kyle Chandler), is making it …

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Shoreworld: The Gray Company – Shoplifters; The Cold Seas – Afterglow

The Gray Company – Shoplifters

The Gray Company was formed in early 2014 and hails from Union, NJ. Their music has been described as “an eclectic mix of indie rock, soul, and even a little taste of jazz.” They released their first EP, Island Fortress, Island Home, in February …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Gina Royale

Every couple of weeks, I find a new artist that is trying to break out; get their name out there, build a fanbase, and put their music in the listener’s hands. Many acts that I write about have been around for a while, establishing themselves in the local market, and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Winery Dogs, Atreyu, Blitzen Trapper and More

Bridget Barkan/Overthrow Boxing Club/October 7, 2015

Native New Yorker Bridget Barkan has been acting since childhood, most recently in a recurring role as the one-legged hooker on Law & Order: SVU. As a vocalist, she performs in cabaret productions and toured as a backup vocalist for the Scissor Sisters …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Let’s Get Political

Brazil just outlawed big money within politics because it was retarding the system. Why can’t we? Hell, bribery within politics used to be illegal. Unfortunately, ever since the Supreme Court made bribery legal in probably the most atrocious decision in its 226-year history (Citizens United), every entity from foreign corporations …

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Reality Check: This Revolution Is Televised

Pre-Holiday Conflict In The Republican Party Fuels Presidential Campaigns 

Word I’m getting from those on the inside is that Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is back on the sauce. His drinking problem, which began to rear its ugly head around this time four years ago, has returned with a …

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Kam on Film: ‘Shelter,’ ‘The Man In 3B’ and What’s New In Theaters

Shelter

Screen Media Films

Unrated

Plight Of Homeless Highlighted In Bittersweet Romance Drama

It’s probably a hard-sell when you choose to make any film, let alone a romance, revolving around the homeless. After all, in real life, most of us avoid interacting with them at all costs.

Sure, if cornered, …

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