Out Of Bounds: UFC 205 – The Biggest Event In Combat Sports History?

Not since the Ancient Olympic Games has there been a fight night so historic … until now.

On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Ultimate Fighting Championship takes some of its biggest stars to New York City for the first time in mixed martial arts history.

After the MMA ban in New …

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Long Island Happenings: November 2016

Punk is alive. Well, not really. But with the literal dozens of Long Island bands that head down to play The Fest at the end of October in Florida, it’s no surprise that there were two very fantastic punk shows on Long Island during the last couple weeks of last …

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Rant’n’Roll: Isaiah B Brunt, Bob Lanza, Tracy K & Candiria

Isiah Brunt in New Orleans

When actor Keanu Reeves performed his music down under, he hired one of Australia’s leading visionaries, Isaiah B Brunt, to whip his music into shape. When American Idol’s Randy Jackson took a touring band there, he also tapped Brunt…as did Julio Iglesias. When …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Upper Crust, Doyle Bramhall II, Switchfoot, and more

The Upper Crust/The Bowery Electric/October 14, 2016

Since forming in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts, the musicians known collectively as The Upper Crust have adopted the personae of 18th century European aristocrats while playing hard-edged “rocque” and roll. The look includes white powdered faces and wigs and period costumes, and the …

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Kam On Film: ‘Loving,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Loving

Focus Features / Big Beach Films

Rated PG-13 for mature themes and ethnic slurs

Poignant Period Piece Recounts The Forbidden Romance That Led To Landmark Supreme Court Decision

Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) and Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) committed a crime just by falling in love when they were …

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Reality Check: Final Thoughts On Election 2016

Rogues, Insults, Sexual Assault, FBI Investigations & Treason

There are a lot of people on both sides of the political aisle who are celebrating the end to this tumultuously outrageous bedlam that has been the 2016 presidential campaign. I am not one of them. In fact, I am bummed. Truly …

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Shoreworld: Grin & Bear – Everything Is Gravy

Grin & Bear is a four-piece alt-rock band born on the New Jersey coast and raised in the Central Jersey basement scene. Led by the conversational songwriting of frontman Brian Perrino, Grin & Bear pulls influence from artists such as Kevin Devine, Car Seat Headrest, Modest Mouse and Pedro The …

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Rant’n’Roll: Is This Guy A Gangster? Was My Father A Gangster?

According to author Jon D’Amore, from the 1930s on, New Jersey gangsters littered Bergen County with homes both spare and palatial (depending upon how far up on the Mafia food chain they were) while working in Hudson County and, of course, across the river in New York City. D’Amore’s self-published …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Fantastic Negrito, Airbourne, The Jacuzzi Boys, and more

Fantastic Negrito/Mercury Lounge/October 9, 2016

Xavier Dphrepaulezz (pronounced “dee-FREP-ah-lez”) was born in western Massachusetts, the eighth of 15 children. When Dphrepaulezz was 12 years old, his family moved to Oakland, California, where he entered foster care and joined the world of street gangs, guns, drug dealing and home invasions. Looking …

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Kam on Film: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Inferno,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Hacksaw Ridge

Summit Entertainment

Rated R for graphic violence, gruesome images and ethnic slurs

World War II Biopic Chronicles Battlefield Exploits Of Heroic Army Medic

Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist. Devoutly religious, he followed his faith’s …

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