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On the Culture Front: New Film Prince, Ciderfeast, Stacey Kent and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.12.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

One of the great privileges about covering culture in New York is the constant opportunity for discovery. Stacey Kent is a Grammy-nominated jazz singer with more than twenty years experience, but I heard her for the first time the other week when she took the stage at Birdland.

America's Main Street Endangered Due To Neglect

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue, sometimes called "America's Main Street," is being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes bec...

Florence Brings the Machine to Jones Beach

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.18.2012 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On the second night of her new tour around North America in support of her internationally acclaimed album, Ceremonials, Florence made her Long Island debut. Florence's machine was ready to ignite a musical storm at the beach.

Emails Show Man Plotted To Fake His Own Death: Wife

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.03.2012 | Crime

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — A jobless man who was reported missing after going for a swim in New York – only to turn up days later speeding down a ...

Did Missing Man Fake His Own Death?

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — A man reported missing in waters off Long Island is alive and well and told detectives after apparently spending time in Flor...

Later-In-Life Fitness Lessons: Staying Fit To Stay On The Job

New York Times | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

This weekend, the last of the lifeguards still on duty at two of Long Island's largest public beaches -- Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park -- wi...

Lifeguard Lawsuit: Old Guards Shouldn't Have To Wear Speedos

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.18.2011 | New York

LONG BEACH, NY--A 61-year-old Long Island man says he lost his job as a lifeguard at Jones Beach when he refused to wear skimpy swim trunks for the an...

Soundgarden Outshine at Jones Beach

Salvatore Bono | Posted 09.10.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

After a thirteen-year hiatus, three shows done in 2010 including a headlining slot at Lollapalooza 2010, Soundgarden kicked off their first official t...

NYPD Denies Cops Are Suspects In Long Island Serial Killer Slayings

Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

The New York Police Department is denying that two of its cops are suspects in the Long Island serial killings. Ten sets of human remains, includin...

Long Island Serial Killer UPDATE: Bones Found At Jones Beach

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

UPDATE: (AP) – Police have found what they suspect are human remains in two locations near a New York beach, bringing to 10 the number of potential ...

Angry Trump Can't Finish Jones Beach Oasis

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WANTAGH, N.Y. — After promising in typical Trumpian modesty to replace a restaurant at a landmark New York beach with "the finest dining and ban...

Sting Surprises Jones Beach

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

I wonder if a punk from New Castle, England coming of age in the 70's would have ever thought that later in his life he would be on a world tour with the Royal Philharmonic?

SUMMER CONCERTS: What's In Store At Jones Beach This Summer

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It will be a summer of men at Jones Beach. With few exceptions, the performers lined up at the outdoor Long Island venue will be male soloists or mal...

Human or Dancer: Killers Waver at Jones Beach

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Fishman

At Jones Beach on Tuesday, the Killers packed too much performance, and not enough humanity.