Over the past decade, Bushwick has become a center for New York’s creatives. Musicians and artists have created a network of informal performance venues, known as the DIY scene. But now, the neighborhood is changing again. Rents are rising, and venues are under pressure to close down. Mayor de Blasio created the Office of Nightlife in […]
Dalton: Now, a story about supply and demand. And the people demand…beer! Upstate New York was once the spot for hops, the plant that gives your favorite India Pale Ale its signature bitter bite. Long-Higgins: Now New York is attempting to take back the industry. The state is encouraging craft brewers to buy their hops […]
After 15 seasons, American Idol is taking its final bow. Last night, about 9 million people tuned in to watch the series finale of the televised singing competition. And as Adrian Ma reports, even though the show’s numbers have dwindled in recent years, it has also left a lasting mark on popular culture.
Belting is all the rage on Broadway and in pop music, but inexperienced belters could be doing more harm than good. Caroline Ballard explores how nodes puts singers that belt at risk.
In the early 1990’s, east coast hip-hop artists Nas, Biggie Smalls and the Wu Tang Clan brought a new rugged sound that would define the era. The Wu Tang Clan were the first “super empowered artist- entrepreneurs” of hip-hop. Today, they find innovative ways challenge conventions of the music industry and bring back the sound of the 90’s.