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The Rock Steady Crew Celebrates 37 Years with M.O.P, Das EFX and Other Hip-Hop Game Changers

Karim Orange | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Karim Orange

Now in its 37th year, this legendary event has featured scores of famous hip-hop artists. I had a chance to have a conversation with some of the featured artists and their contributions to the hip-hop game.

New York City's SummerStage ​Performing Arts Festival ​Celebrates ​5​0 Years of FANIA Records at a Park Near You

Karim Orange | Posted 07.15.2014 | New York
Karim Orange

With ​the ​rising costs of living in New York City, it's not always affordable to attend arts ​events​, but each year City Parks Foundation...

Fania Records 50th Anniversary at SummerStage: Everyone's Latin Thing

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Craig Carpenter

Out of that gumbo has been produced myriad cultural exports, and among New York's many contributions, there is salsa music. It can be defined as combining elements of various styles of Latin music, jazz, African and rock, and all of those ingredients were found in the Big Apple.

Okayafrica and Electrafrique at SummerStage: The Whole World Is Africa

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Anyone there, and anyone familiar with that feeling -- the feeling a good DJ gives to the crowd would agree that, at that moment, Central Park was the most beautiful place in the world.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Concerts in the Parks, All New Talent Fest in Midtown West

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Marla Mase Roars for Peace

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

Marla Mase's self-portrait on the front cover of her new album Speak Deluxe actually does speak volumes about what she sings. The animalized photograph of her face verifies that Marla is peeved-off about something, or maybe everything.

Organic Music: The magical Sounds of Amel Larrieux

Karim Orange | Posted 08.12.2012 | Black Voices
Karim Orange

It tugs on my soul at times to be natural in an environment that is so not.I believe in humanity, and having another space to grow another way of thinking, and this inspires me to write. When I write it's about the experience in the moment.

Lucas Kavner

EXCLUSIVE: Reggie Watts On The Origins Of His Unique Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.21.2011 | Comedy

People tend to remember the first time they see Reggie Watts perform. His onstage persona is so uniquely his, so off-putting and hilarious and differe...

The Top 27 Manhattan Summer Festivals

dnainfo.com | Posted 07.20.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Summer in the city comes with blues and barbeque, yoga followed by dumplings and an international dance parade with more than 60,000 part...

On the Culture Front: Pavement Reunion, Of Montreal, Me, Myself, and I, The Little Foxes, and the Moth

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Ivo Van Hove's The Little Foxes is an absolute masterpiece. It's the reason we go to the theater.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet World Premiere at SummerStage

Jessica Cui | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jessica Cui

Last night, the weather could not have been more perfect as SummerStage celebrated its 25th year with an enchanting and brilliant dance performance....

A Sense Of Community Permeates Crowd At SummerStage's Afternoon Of Gospel

Erick Odom | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Erick Odom

On Saturday, Central Park's free SummerStage concert series continued with an afternoon (into evening) gospel concert presented by MasterCard. This ...

PHOTOS: The Xx Reveals Honest Confession Beneath Erotic Guise

Beatrice Rothbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Beatrice Rothbaum

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St. Vincent, Basia Bulat And tUnE-YarDs Skip Lilith Fair, Still Provide Template For Female Success (SLIDESHOW)

Roland Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roland Li

A friend asked at last Sunday's SummerStage show if the lineup had any relation to Lilith Fair. It didn't -- that show had rolled through town the n...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Neon Indian, Public Enemy, Grizzly Bear And More

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance as...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Arcade Fire, Spoon, Metric, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, The XX

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance as...

Black Keys Hit Hard At Central Park's SummerStage

Alex Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Jacobs

2010 has been a good year for The Black Keys. Their sixth full-length effort, Brothers, debuted at number three on Billboard's Top 200 (right behin...

On the Culture Front: The National at Celebrate Brooklyn, The Flaming Lips at Summerstage, and the Lincoln Center and Ice Factory Festivals.

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Lincoln Center Festival wrapped up this past week, and overall I was pretty disappointed with the shows I saw.

Flaming Lips Performance At SummerStage Is Predictable, But No Less Impressive (SLIDESHOW)

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

For anyone who has seen the Flaming Lips perform live before, they know there is nothing quite like sky-filling plumes of orange and yellow confetti...

NYC Musical Events Roll Out Biker-Friendly Ammenities

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

Rather than leave your bike chained up to a rusty green No-Parking pole, SummerStage attendants will watch your beloved fixed-gear while you take in DJ Lucho or Naganuma Dance.

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Chromeo, The Black Keys, The National

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assi...

Nortec Collective Creatively Combines iPads And Accordions At Central Park's SummerStage (SLIDESHOW)

Monica Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Monica Klein

Last night, Nortec Collective graced SummerStage with a performance that included two iPads, two Stetsons, an accordion, a tuba and an enormous, 60'...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Wolf Parade, Caribou, Siren Music Festival, Konono No.1

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assi...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: OkayAfrica and The Roots, Dr. Jimmy Cliff, Minus the Bear, She & Him

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assi...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Beth Orton, She & Him And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assig...