MTA Trying Planning More Cuts

I recently just read an article on the New York Times online site that really caught my eye. It said that the MTA is revealing plans tomorrow to cut two subway lines and to make students pay full fare for rides. There is also talk about trains running less frequently. Continue reading

The Antlers are coming to NYC

The Antlers are a Brooklyn based band fronted by Peter Silberman. Their debut album, “Hospice,” is the result of front man Silberman’s “self described year and a half exile upon moving to New York City,” according to “Under the Radar” magazine.

The album is an extended creative writing project of sorts. Silberman used his introversion to identify with the characters in his ballads. “Hospice” centers around a man watching his girlfriend slowly die of bone cancer.

After a relationship “destroyed him,” according to UTR, Silberman “translated the experience into vivid descriptions of death, memory and regret.” These themes are prevalent and almost overwhelming throughout “Hospice.” Silberman maintains that it was not his intention to make a “depressing album,” although songs include “Kettering” and “Wake.” The band has been receiving positive reviews on both the album and their live shows.

The Antlers will be performing at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 2009.

Mariah Carey New Years Eve Concert at MSG

 

 

Mariah Carey will launch her “Angels Advocate” tour on December 31st, New Years Eve. This will be Mariah’s first tour in three years. Carey announced that she would be scheduling a tour last month via twitter.  She will be performing songs from her recent album “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel”. Other musical guests are also scheduled to perform including R&B  sensation Trey Songz and RydazNrtist, a new musical group signed to her husband Nick Cannon’s record label, who are said to be the opening act.

The New Years Eve  concert will be the first show of her 19-city “Angels Advocate” tour. The last show is scheduled for February 27 in Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater. Tickets are currently on sale at: Ticketmaster.com. For more news about the tour visit: mariahcarey.com, her official website.

Forget About MAC Makeup It’s All About Inglot

Looking for inexpensive and superior makeup for that special occassion of yours this winter break?  Check out a cosmetic store in the heart of Times Square called Inglot.  Its a cosmetic company from Poland that caters to each and every one of your make up needs, and should I say at resonable low cost compared to MAC Cosmetics.  Get this, create your own make up kit when you visit the stores freedom wall located in the store.  Maybe you seem confused or want more information…well just check out this video and you’ll then know what im raving about.  Its all about Inglot!

New York Wall Street Journal Comes at an Awkward Time for New York Times

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So, it seems that New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller has fallen short of his goal of clipping 100 newsroom jobs off the payroll this year. According to the New York Post, it seems as though only 50 unionized newsroom employees agreed to take buyouts so far. Last Monday, Times executives were forced to make the choice for the remaining lot who had yet to make a decision before the deadline.

In addition, according to the New York Observer, the Times staff plans on cutting an estimated 70 of its blogs from the homepage.

Cue Rupert Murdoch, the quintessential media boogeyman who always seems to be lurking behind every corner of the news industry. This April, the News Corp. giant plans to launch a New York City edition of his Wall Street Journal headed by John Seeley, a former editor of the New York Sun. The $15 million price tag will go towards the creation of a sparkling new newsroom and marketing staff.

With the new staff covering a range of topics from local politics to culture and sports, things could soon get heated between the Wall Street Journal and the Times.

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Wintuk

Cirque de Soleil  has put together a winter wonderland show called Wintuk, the show has been going on for quite som time now. Its a story about a boy named Jamie and his search for snow during the holiday season.

Although the storyline is obviously meant to attract younger audiences, the beauty of Cirque de Soleil’s performances is something that adults can appreciate. It is truely art in motion.

If you are interested in seeing Cirque de Soleil’s Wintuk,  you should do so within the next couple of weeks the show will end January 3, 2010. You can purchase tickets from: ticketmaster.com The shows are held at MSG.

Screen Tours NYC

Ever wondered what it would be like to be like to be on location where some of  your favorite movies and televison shows were filmed? Well you can. On Location Tours Inc. is an opportunity for you to do so. On Location tours is a company that provides tours via bus to the locations of some of the most popular movies and television series filmed in New York City. Through the tours you not only get a chance to see where your favorite shows and movies were filmed but you also get to experience and live out the lives of your favorite movie and television characters.

Some of the filming locations you get to tour include Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, Friends and The Sopranos.  Movie tours include, Spiderman, Wedding Crashers and The Exorcist.

The tours are fun and something to do during the upcoming break. Tickets range from $18-$40.  They also offersimilar tours in the Washington D.C. area. For more information visit: http://www.screentours.com/

Who Shot Rock and Roll

I had seen posters and promotions almost everywhere around the city for this exhibit. For a while it was almost impossible to get on the subway or walk the streets and not see a billboard for this exhibit. Although it was everywhere it didn’t catch my attention at first. It wasn’t untill I saw some of the photos from the exhibit that were displayed that I started to take an interest. The exhibit has been going on for two months now and it will continue to go on until the end of next month at the Brooklyn Museum. Click here for more information.

Z100 Jingle Ball 2009

New York radio station Z100, will be hosting its annual star-studded musical event- Jingle Ball– tonight at Madison Square Garden. Tickets are already sold out! Tonight’s Jingle Ball features a line-up full of billboard toping artists including Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Pitbull, Jordan Sparks and special guests Adam Lambert and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester.

This year the event is being sponsored by H&M and the proceeds will be benefiting the Food Bank For New York City.

Although you won’t be able to buy tickets for this event you can still tune in to z100, text them or enter online at Z100.com for a chance to win tickets.

Check out this video from artists talking about past Jingle Ball shows:

Harlem For The Holidays

The winter holidays are right around the corner and there are plenty of events going on in NYC that are fun, affordable and available for everyone to engage in. If you are looking for holiday festivities with a cultural twist, Harlem For The Holidays might be something you may be interested in. Harlem for the Holidays is a series of events taking place now thru January 3 of the coming year.
The events are being promoted through nycgo.com. This Saturday December 12th from 2 p.m. at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, there will be singing by youth choir Songs of Solomon, a part of the Carnegie Hall “Community Sing” concert series.
If your interested in other musical events, head to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on Convent Ave. Saturday evening at 6 p.m. A performance by the group  MILK & JADE  will be taking place. MILK & JADE, a group put together by musician Dana Leong, are an urban music group that fuse jazz, hip-hop, rock and classical music , their sound is a unique feast for the ears.

There is also an event scheduled for every Sunday. For More Information on Harlem For the Holidays visit: www.nycgo.com/harlemfortheholidays.

Photo From: Nycgo.com