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Girl From Ipanema

What Do Martians Have to Do with the Girl from Ipanema?

Benari Poulten | Posted 09.08.2014 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

If you've been in an elevator or a waiting room, you've heard "The Girl From Ipanema." It's the song that made the bossa nova famous! The story goes ...

Performance Review: Infinite While it Lasts Serves Samba, Sex, and Saudade on Avenue C

Zach Udko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

In a dimly lit wine bar on the eastern edge of Manhattan, a troupe of seven unabashed performers are steaming up the room with the spirit of Brazil. Infinite While It Lasts is an immersive sensual experience in which passion triumphs over pretension.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: Jazz Samba's 50th Birthday

Chris McGowan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Chris McGowan

2012-04-17-StanGetzJoeCharlie111111.jpg Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's album Jazz Samba, which launched the bossa nova craze in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.

WATCH: Mike Tyson Serenades 'Girl From Ipanema'

Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices

If you thought Mike Tyson's singing number in "Hangover 2" was a fluke, think again. The former heavyweight champ managed to catch the eye of Brazilia...

Two Musical Giants Left Us On December 8: Lennon & Jobim

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Their songs were the soundtracks for generations who lived during days when it seemed as though anything were possible and a great leap forward was about to occur.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: 50 Years of Sublime Music

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Bossa Nova has been celebrating its fiftieth birthday in grand style this year, with commemorations having taken place in Brazil, the U.S. and other countries.