NYC Hotspots

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews , Travel

Every big city has its share of tourist attractions, famous restaurants and clubs. But in most cases, the best places arn’t found in a guide book.; they’re places you stumble onto. During my recent three week trip back to New York City, I returned to some of my favorite spots around town.

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Caribbean Jazz by The Pedrito Martinez Trio

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , On Stage , Reviews

If you like Caribbean Jazz, with lots of percussion, then you might want to check out The Pedrito Martinez Trio (Pedrito Martinez on percussion, Axel Tosca on piano, and John Benites on bass.)

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Legendary Drummer in NYC

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Events

CHICO HAMILTON CONTINUES MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S DROM Sundays this Spring on April 15th and 20th WHAT: NEA JAZZ MASTER CHICO HAMILTON @ DROM As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a “Living Jazz Legend”, and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers. DROM presents EUPHORIC – […]

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Judy and Liza Together … Again!

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Interviews , On Stage , Reviews

If you’re a fan of Judy Garland, then you know her work way beyond the rainbow. The role of Dorothy might have made her a legend, but the cabaret career that followed made her an icon. And her daughter Liza’s career is no less legend, and her persona no less iconic than her mother’s. Tommy Femia and Rick Skye have been impersonating the two women for decades:  Fabulous! (New York Times), Extraordinary (Theatre Mania), Amazing (Time Out), Astonishing … Masterful … Brilliant (Chicago Sun Times), and Sensational (Times) are but a […]

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Copacabana Reopens In Grand Style

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews

New York City was electric tonight with the rebirth of the legendary Copacabana Nightclub at it’s new location on the corner of 34th Street and 11th Ave. The original club founded by Monte Prosner, in 1940, was referred to as the “Great American Nightclub.” The new club, owned and operated by John Juliano and Peter Dorn, boasts 50,000 square feet on three levels – with a disco and lounge downstairs, the main ballroom — complete with a stage for any occasion on the main level — and a private party […]

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