Twenty-two years and 80 million albums later: NKOTB.
BLOCK PARTY: Fun fact: In 1988, Columbia Records was on the verge of dropping one of its least successful musical acts when a Florida radio station randomly threw one of the band’s songs into heavy rotation. Without that Sunshine State DJ—for better or worse--there’d be no New Kids on the Block at Radio City tonight. , though Saturday.
BLACK HUMOR: Speaking of funny, sputtering social critic Lewis Black will be at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble for the release of his DVD “Stark Raving Black,” largely made up of a performance filmed at Detroit’s Fillmore Theater in ’09, which is fun if only for his bit entitled "Vince Gill, Amy Grant & Me." (Which is ironic, because those three wouldn’t exactly hang out.) Your dad probably wants a copy of this for Father’s Day; here’s your chance to get it autographed. .