Prince Rogers Nelson – 1958-2016

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I do not want to write this shit.

Not now. Not ever.

This is personal.

But it’s either this or continue sitting around enduring this sick feeling of inertia on the edge of a loathsome face-off with mortality.

So…whew…here goes…

During the …

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Shoreworld: Kevin John Allen – Colours

Kevin John Allen has been in this column before. Allen is a prolific writer that has written over 200 songs, including several that have been placed in movies and on television shows. He’s been slugging it out in small clubs from New Jersey to Nashville, Texas to Virginia, and all …

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Maria’s Local Radar: A Day With Jack Antonoff

Some work days are better than others, in every field, and I recently got to experience a great day on the job. April 19, the subject of the day was two words: Jack Antonoff. I am sure many of you know him from his various projects including fun., Bleachers, Steel …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Disturbed, Savages, Wolf Alice and More

Savages/Irving Plaza/March 28, 2016

Growing up in Poitiers, France, Camille Berthomier tasted the entertainment world from touring with her father’s plays. In her late teens, she met Nicolas Congé, and in 2006 they relocated to London, England, adopting new names, Johnny Hostile and Jehnny Beth, to form the indie rocking …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: British Babes Of Dubious Distinction

London’s Ace Records has just released Love Hit Me: Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970. It’s filled with guilty pleasures, fascinating rhythms, pretty faces, sexy purrs, slurs, outrageous finds and unlistenable mistakes. Its 24 tracks unleashes “The Swinging Sixties” Carnaby Street style where mods and rockers chose girls for the height …

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Queued Up: ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ ‘The Stuff,’ ‘Speedy’ and More

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

The setup: After an American platoon returns from service in Korea in 1952, Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), the stepson of a prominent U.S. Senator, is awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor for his valorous deeds. But the recurring nightmares of Captain Bennett Marco (Frank …

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Kam on Film: ‘Hockney,’ ‘Dispatches From The Gulf’ and What’s New In Theaters

Hockney

Film Movement

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Reverential Retrospective Revisits Life And Career Of Charismatic Pop Artist

David Hockney was born in Bradford, England, in 1937, which means that his formative years were substantially shaped by World War II, from the air raids to the food rationing. He attended both the Bradford College …

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Shoreworld: Hunter Valentine – The Pledge

Cutting-edge rock band Hunter Valentine have been commanding attention for over a decade with their memorable, hard-hitting tunes. The all-girl outfit has captivated audiences with four successful releases, unparalleled energetic live performances across the world, and their unforgettable personalities on VH1’s Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project and Showtime …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Megadeth, Bloc Party, Mutemath and More

Bloc Party/Irving Plaza/March 16, 2016

Rowland Kelechukwu Okereke, also known by the mononym Kele, was born to Nigerian parents in Liverpool, England, and grew up in London. In 1998, he became friends with Russell Lissack. A year later, while studying English Literature at college in London, Okereke met Lissack again …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Wild Americans

I always love getting new music to get me through that mid-week slump of the workweek, you feel me? I am sure most of you agree; a song can really change the pace and mood of the day, and my artist of the week has done just that.

I recently …

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