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Astoria Characters: The Clown Juggling a Double-Fun Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

David Ellis can't stop the clowning around. His 4-year-old daughter, the so-called Lady S, is looking down on him, longingly, from the second-floor bedroom window.

Renee Fleming on Life as a Cross-Over Opera Diva

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Famed opera singer Renee Fleming joined me on my most recent podcast of The Dinner Party on WGN Radio's WGN Plus. In a funny, natural and easy-going ...

Astoria Characters: The Music Mama

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Singer. Songwriter. Musician. Performer. Wife. Mother. Worker. Shelly Bhushan lists these labels -- she doesn't think she has left any out -- and adds juggler. That's the one word that defines her life.

Popular NYC Subway Performer Draws Hilarious Group Of Dancers At Penn Station

LittleThings | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
LittleThings

If you've ever stood on a New York City subway platform, you know that seeing a performer and a lingering crowd isn't the least bit unusual. Oftentimes you'll also be treated to an impromptu performance by a bystander (or a few), and more times than not, it's a sight to see.

Behind the Scenes With Singer-Songwriter, Macy Gray

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.06.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

When I sat down with singer-songwriter Macy Gray in the private Barrel Room of City Winery just before her performance there, I was reminded of what it means to be a one-of-a-kind.

10 Rules for Succeeding In Hollywood

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Become the person you have never been. To achieve something you have never achieved, you will have to learn to become the person you have never been. You will have to give up any negative ideas, behavior or friends that are holding you back.

Big Dreams Over Broadway (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Alex Schattner

Do you have big Broadway dreams? Read on as Synthia Link, a Swing in Bullets Over Broadway, shares how she landed her versatile and coveted role in Mel Brooks' jazz-age spectacle.

Astoria Characters: The Lawyer and the Singer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's music playing when Marc Gross opens the door. Cara Samantha, his wife, is sitting on the sofa. She's not singing, merely speaking softly, but her sultry voice relegates the famous one on the CD to deep background.

WATCH: Statue Punches Jerk

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Weird News

This human "statue" really sprang to life when a jerk pestered him. In the video above, a fellow apparently bent on mischief approaches the silver-...

Alicia Keys Celebrates Growth With New Album 'Brand New Me'

TheBoomBox | Georgette Cline | Posted 11.09.2012 | Entertainment

Alicia Keys is celebrating a change within herself. Listen to the debut of her new power ballad "Brand New Me" to understand where she's coming from. ...

How Do You Give Feedback to Top Performers?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The key issue to recognize in giving feedback to top performers is that the "no news is good news" feedback approach is not an effective management technique for handling your superstars.

Behind the Scenes of Ballet With Nancy Osbaldeston (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Behind the beauty of ballet's facade lies a life of rigour and repetition. A dancer's task is to convey grace and effortlessness while behind the scen...