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Live Review: Buster Poindexter A.k.a David Johansen Lead Singer of the New York Dolls, at the Carlyle Cafe

Eileen Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Eileen Shapiro

The lead singer of The New York Dolls, David Johanson, forefather of "punk," took his alter-ego, Buster Poindexter, and once again made history in a spectacular one man cabaret performance.

Actress/Singer Meital as Seen Through the Eyes of Famed Photographer Henry Diltz

Ilana Rapp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

What I have here is a combination of talent. Meital is an actress and singer who took Israel by storm. She has toured the world and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music.

How I Got There: Angel Blue

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Angel Blue is an American soprano singer, Miss Hollywood 2005, and BBC presenter of the BBC Proms and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competitio...

Astoria Characters: The New Father

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.19.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Kyle Marshall is still new at this father stuff, and he wants to make sure he's doing a good job.

Nancy Pelosi Looks on as Sara Lowe is Successful as a Career Woman and Mom

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? Wha...

Rachel Platten Spreads Her Wildfire With The World

Philip Louie | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Philip Louie

Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten is just starting to make a name for herself in the music industry. But what many people don't know about the "Fight ...

Astoria Characters: The Family Portrait

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.22.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It was art that drew them together. Patricia Boes, the official artist in the family, doesn't remember exactly when it happened. She does recall th...

What It's Like To Have Perfect Pitch

Quora | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
Quora

Imagine for a moment that your friends all see the world differently. They can see everything fine, the shapes, the shadows, the textures. The colors are there too: the sky glows blue, the leaves on trees look pretty green, and the earth is a homely brown. All is well.

The Version Of Adele's 'Hello' You Didn't Know You Needed

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.04.2015 | Latino Voices

Less than two months after its release, the world has watched Adele's "Hello" music video nearly 600 million times on YouTube -- and it's likely they...

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 ...

I Thought My Daughter Was An Introvert. She Surprised Me.

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com We are at the pharmacy, perusing lipsticks as we always do. Sophie, my firstborn, asks if she can buy the...

Johnny Mathis

Yvonna Russell | Posted 11.09.2015 | Fifty
Yvonna Russell

Johnny Mathis had us at hello. He owned the October 30th Friday night sold out audience of the Tilles Center of Performing Arts with his first song, "Life is a Song."

Vanessa Carlton Talks About Her Newest Album, Liberman

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Imagine starting out as a singer-songwriter and the first song you put out commercially goes to the top five and you have a Grammy nomination for Best Song of the Year.

25 Reasons to Visit Romania With Izabela Barbu

Ioana Budeanu | Posted 11.05.2015 | Travel
Ioana Budeanu

Izabela Barbu is a powerful, yet delicate woman. From a very small age she was passionate about music and art, but life took her in another direction: the banking system. Yes, Izabela worked at a bank for 8 years.

Zendaya Lands Another Huge Honor, Proves She's The Ultimate Role Model

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

It's no surprise that Zendaya's empowering presence on social media has earned her a spot on "Time's" list of "30 Most Influential Teens of 2015" rel...

Selena's Husband Shares Rare Adorable Photo Of The Late Singer

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Selena Quintanilla fans got a big dose of nostalgia earlier this week, and we're revisiting the moment for this week's #TBT.  The Mexican-America...

Childish Gambino Blew Us Away With His Cover Of This Classic R&B Hit

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

Donald Glover, sometimes known by his rap name Childish Gambino, has proven yet again that he is a man of many talents. He's also a comedian,&nbs...

Astoria Characters: The Song and Sales Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Steven Shane Wolhar is trying to drink his morning coffee, but every time he's about to take a sip, his cellphone interrupts. A client calls; a client texts; another one or two or three email.

How the Pundits and FCC Commissioner Pai Got It Wrong -- Fiber Optics Are 'Title II'; Customers Are the Investors.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I challenge Hal Singer, Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai to a rousing debate, sponsored by the Internet Society, New York Chapter, who has agreed to host it. Why?

Artist Spotlight: Michael McArthur and His Album 'Magnolia'

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The potency of the human voice has the power to move not only with its tone but also with its message. Beautiful vocals imbued with meaningful words creates an irresistible combination. Based out of Lakeland, Florida comes Michael McArthur, a soulful singer/songwriter.

No Pity Party Here -- Melanie Martinez's Cry Baby Hits #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mary J. Blige

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
David Shing

"What keeps me fresh is my ability to be and to not be afraid to be who I am. Inspiration comes from living, from life, from living my life and watc...

Astoria Characters: The Music Mama

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.14.2015 | 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.

Fashion Trends: The Inverted-Martini Skirt or What to Wear on July 4th

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style
Margaret Gardiner

Fashion is fickle and comes in waves, rushing up onto the shores of consciousness, soaking the landscape so it becomes more than a trend, before receding to be re-invented, a decade or two later.

Speaking With Your New Favorite Artist -- KaiL Baxley

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.04.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Singer/songwriters always have something to say, even when they are not performing. Something is always on their mind and generally their stories are some of the most fascinating. One singer/songwriter in particular is South Carolina native KaiL Baxley.