Singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte reveals his favorite jazz club and one musician whom he’s excited to see perform.
At the end of any riveting performance, the audience demands an encore. Two of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows are in revival on Broadway, “Phantom of the Opera” celebrated its 25th anniversary with a run in London’s Royal Albert Hall and the film adaptation of “Love Never Dies,” set in turn-of-the-century Coney Island, hits theaters this month. Webber spoke to NYC-ARTS’ Paula Zahn about life at the top of the musical theater food chain.
Everyone knows New York has been the backdrop of tons of Oscar winning films. If you think you’re a real NYC cinephile, prove it with our trivia game.
Independent filmmaker and musician Melvin Van Peebles shares an experience on the streets of New York that inspired his song “Love, That’s America.” Forty years later, that song was co-opted by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The author of “The Darlings,” a new novel set during the financial collapse of 2008, talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Some of New York’s fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.
In Manhattan, one in two households are occupied by singletons. Have Carrie and her supposedly independent “Sex and the City” girl gang taken over? Or is some other social meme at work…