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.
A 76-year-old driver may have suffered some sort of medical event when he crashed into vehicles stopped at a traffic light on a Long Island roadway, causing a 10-car pileup, police said. The out-of-control car slammed into nine other cars stopped at a red light on Route 110 northbound by the Southern Parkway in Amityville, according to police. Ashley Seales was among the drivers stopped at the light. "It went airborne over my car and crashed in front of me," Seales said of the out-of-control car. Nine people were taken to the hospital, but no one was seriously hurt.
Still no baby giraffe for April, but we are getting there, keepers and vets say.
A young woman was gunned down in a Bronx apartment building when she went to protect a friend who was in some sort of trouble, law enforcement sources say.
An unlicensed bookkeeper and minister allegedly robbed a plumbing company of about $700,000, Middlesex County prosecutors said Tuesday.
A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman. In the letters, attorney David O'Neil said he understood the Justice Department was invoking "further constraints" on testimony Yates could provide at a committee hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday. He said the department's position was that all actions she took as deputy attorney general were "client confidences" that could not be disclosed without written approval. "We believe that the Department's position in this regard is overbroad, incorrect, and inconsistent with the Department's historical approach to the congressional testimony of current and former senior officials," O'Neil wrote in a March 23 letter to Justice Department official Samuel Ramer.
One person has been injured in a fire that erupted on the roof of Manhattan's Chelsea Market Tuesday afternoon, the FDNY says.