We spoke with Nigerian bandleader Femi Kuti before his vibrant show in the summer heat of Central Park's SummerStage. Kuti spoke his mind on the current affairs of the world, warning that if no major changes come soon, revolution may spread to Europ and the USA.
We spoke with legendary Turkish musician Erdal Erzincan before his U.S. debut as a soloist to a sold out crowd at The Graduate Center's Elebash Recital Hall. Playing a baglama, a long-necked lute from West Asia, Erzincan performed stunning improvisations on the folk music of the Alevi people, a mystical Sufi sect to which he belongs. The performance was part of the Live@365 world music series.The interview and translation were completed with the help of Ozan Aksoy.
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We spoke with Graham Fink and Andrew Heringer of L.A. indie folk band Milo Greene before their well-attended gig at the Mercury Lounge. In our chat we learned the story of the band's name, their cinematic inklings and the homogenization of the Brooklyn and L.A. indie rock scenes. Music video courtesy of Milo Greene.
Nonstop Sound spoke with Gregg Gillis -- aka Girl Talk -- before his toilet paper-clogged bonanza at the Catalpa Festival on Randall's Island. Gillis spoke of the importance of a visceral live performance and his relentless attack on the audience in hopes that everyone will have a good time, whether they like it or not.
Neighbors on the Upper East Side say they're being terrorized by a woman on the streets who screams and spits at them as they walk by. The woman, who's believed to be homeless and mentally disturbed, has been spitting at passersby for years. But Nick Goodman has gotten so fed up he's created a Facebook page called "Spitting Lady of the Upper East Side" to keep tabs on her and avoid her. "She's popped out of a Citi Bank or a side street and spat on us," said Goodman. His 7-year-old son Nickey says "it scares me a lot" when they encounter her. "I take a cab like two blocks sometimes" to stay out of her way, the boy says. They're not the only ones who are scared of the woman. Jill Grover says she's hidden behind cars to avoid her. "She's scary," she said. Despite the coalition of 400-plus people on Facebook and
The white Army veteran accused of stabbing to death a 66-year-old black stranger with a sword on a Manhattan street last week has been indicted on murder and weapons charges, including murder as crime of terrorism.
April the giraffe’s pregnancy is approaching its inevitable conclusion as her namesake month nears, with the upstate New York zoo monitoring her noticing “interesting” behavior lately and a lot of tail-raising.
A petition quickly amassing signatures online calls for members of the Senate to force First Lady Melania Trump to move into the White House or pay for the security required to protect her in New York City.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called for its chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, to recuse himself from "any investigation" into President Donald Trump's campaign and transition team after news of the Republican's secret White House meeting on the issue emerged. Schiff, D-Calif., said Monday that it's "not a recommendation I make lightly," NBC News reported.
A 25-year-old man is dead and two young women are in a critical condition after a tractor-trailer rear-ended a car on the George Washington Bridge early Monday morning and then drove away, NYPD sources say.