Love Has Come for You, the new album by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, came about unexpectedly. But it feels almost inevitable.
Two years ago, a musical partnership was formed at a party, when Mr. Martin asked Ms. Brickell to write lyrics for a tune he’d composed on the banjo. The process went well, and Read More
When you’re down and out, when you’re on the street, when evening falls so hard—buy a $4 million one-bedroom condo in the West Village? Well, times have changed since a younger, poorer Paul Simon penned those words.
Sources tell The Observer that the world-famous Jersey-born, Queens-raised musician recently checked out a unit at 166 Perry Street with his son. The apartment is listed with Miron Properties brokers James Fierro and Donald Abbott, who were tight-lipped about any possible bold-faced names looking at the unit when we called. The sounds of silence, you might say.
March 22, RCA
And we thought a career based upon ripping off Television couldn’t last. The saviors of New York rock–or of New York trust-fund-kid hauteur–faded away after their little-loved First Impressions of Earth in 2006. In the interim, Julian Casablancas made a solo record; Albert Hammond Jr. made two; Fabrizio Read More
“I have to tell you,” Yoko Ono said to her audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday night, a few days before her 77th birthday, “you have a long life ahead of you, and it’s going to be beautiful.” Her Brooklyn Academy of Music show–half concert, half tribute–was filled with all Read More
No need to channel-surf! Here’s a list of notables on late night tonight. We’ll post each weekday, for your convenience!
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m.): Daniel Radcliffe, ballet dancer Veronika Part, Levon Helm.
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC, 11:35 p..m): Larry King, Zooey Deschanel, musical guest Playing for Change. Read More
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Maya Hayuk’s "Sexy Gazebo: Believing Is Believing," an ongoing show through March 15, opens today at Cinders on 103 Havemeyer Street. "Sexy Gazebo" features abstractions and figurative drawings, also highlighted gazebo installation.
6 p.m. Documentarian Ken Burns celebrates Lincoln’s 200th birthday with a discussion of his Civil War series Read More
A few of the contributions Eric Gioia collected for his public advocate bid caught my eye when I was looking through the latest filings. (Gioia, of course, is known locally to have notable friends.)
Paul Simon, the singer/songwriter, donated $750 on January 9.
Two days later, the campaign got $1,224 from Read More
By Paul Simon
Simon & Schuster, 408 pages, $35
"It was a slow day and the sun was beating on the soldiers by the side of the road. There was a bright light, a shattering of shopwindows; the bomb in the baby carriage was wired to the radio.”
These are the Read More
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano noted at the top of her speech that three previous presidential candidates from her home state – Barry Goldwater, Morris Udall, and Bruce Babbitt – were all unsuccessful in their efforts.
"Speaking for myself, and at least for this coming election, this is one Arizona tradition I’d like to see continue," Read More
It’s hard out there for Paul Simon. Or, at least, love is, according to a new series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. "Love in Hard Times: The Music of Paul Simon" will celebrate Mr. Simon’s works with three programs in April, according to the New York Times. Mr. Simon himself and David Read More