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Felix Dalgo

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2015/06/03 at 1:49pm

Vulture Festival: Kevin Smith Podcast Opens Up On Drug Addiction Of Jason Mewes

06.3.2015 | By |

New York Magazine’s Vulture Festival in New York City was home to many special events during this past weekend. One of these events was a live podcast by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes located at Milk Studios in Chelsea, NY. It was another episode of their podcast series named “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old.” Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2014/02/04 at 10:51am

Photos: Watch Prince Royce Rock Super Bowl 48 In NYC!

02.4.2014 | By |

Prince Royce made bachata a part of the official Super Bowl celebrations.

The Dominican singer with the modern-day Elvis cut and baby face adorned with two perfectly carved dimples, took the #Pepcity stage in NY’s winter village at Bryant Park to delight fans with a free concert recently. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/11/05 at 1:19pm

Why Do Celebrities Join The Fragrance Business?

11.5.2013 | By |

Did you know that the music business has been concentrating more and more on your olfactory sense? Yes, you read correctly, your nose not your ears. Just ripe for the holidays Jay-Z is releasing neither a new song nor an album, but a new scent for men called “Gold Jay Z,” collaboration with Ilias Ermenidis of Firmenich – the world’s second-largest perfume company. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/10/30 at 3:17pm

5 Reasons You Should Give A Damn About Lou Reed!

10.30.2013 | By |

Lou Reed, singer, songwriter, guitarist and founding member of The Velvet Underground, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27 at his Long Island home at the age of 71. Since then most publications have made it a point to write on the so called legendary musician, but unless you are well studied on the 70’s rock scene and have since kept up with Reed’s solo career, you probably could care less. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/10/02 at 10:36am

Your NYC Guide To The Must – See Concerts This Fall!

10.2.2013 | By |

New York City in the Fall is absolutely fabulous – this is a fact. A Fall day spent in the City allows for endless exploration from day to night as the blazing summer temperatures have gone and the crisp slightly cool air keeps you moving.  Besides the Fall foliage in Central Park, the New York Food and Wine Festival and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC brings an amazing array of live shows ripe for your listening pleasure. So in celebration of the Fall we have gathered up a list of the City’s must-see shows for October and November. Read More

Mariana Dussan

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2013/09/25 at 9:00am

What Makes The Perfect Pre-Game Song? Metallica Knows

09.25.2013 | By |

The point of music at an American sporting event is to intensify the passion felt by fans during the game, this holds especially true during the entrance. Read More

Mack Chico

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2012/11/01 at 12:00am

List of AMC Movie theaters closed in NYC and NJ

11.1.2012 | By |

List of AMC Movie theaters closed in NYC and NJ

A good way to escape the madness from Hurricane Sandy and the streets of NYC and NJ this weekend is getting out of the house and catching a flick. Escapism for many is the order of the day and we believe a good movie will take care of many of those cabin fever woes.  

Several of AMC’s theatres remain closed due to the lack of power and because public transportation is still suspended in many areas in New York and New Jersey, many of you will be prevented from getting to the theatres. The Eastern Operations team is continuing to assess the damages as locations are slowly coming back online. In the meantime below are the theaters that are CLOSED. All other theaters not included are OPEN!

We will continue to update this page as well as provide information on our Facebook and Twitter channels.

If you have any questions about whether your theatre is currently closed, please call the Guest Services line at your local AMC movie theatre.

Affected AMC Theatres:

Manhattan/Long Island

19th Street 6

Fantasy 5

Fresh Meadows 7

Kips Bay 15

Roosevelt Field 8

Shore 8

Stony Brook 17

Village 7

 

New Jersey

Aviation 12

Clifton Commons 16

East Hanover 12

Freehold 14

Jersey Gardens 20

Menlo Park 12

Monmouth Mall 15

New Brunswick 18

Newport Centre 11

Seacourt 10

Wayne 14

 

Last updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:45PM Eastern Time.

Jack Rico

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2012/05/24 at 12:00am

Details of ‘Men in Black 3’ Premiere and After Party!

05.24.2012 | By |

Details of 'Men in Black 3' Premiere and After Party!

Wednesday night, ShowBizCafe.com had the pleasure of attending the ‘Men in Black 3’ New York Premiere, and what could very well be described as the best after party of 2012 and perhaps the best party – period – in the Hollywood industry in years.

The red carpet was held at the Ziegfeld theater in Manhattan, considered by this editor to be the best theater in New York. The entire cast showed up, including helmer Barry Sonnenfeld and Latino rapper Pitbull, who raps the theme song of the film. Will Smith, with his large cast of fellow actors, thanked the “Big Apple” for their support and introduced the 3D presentation.

After the screening, we were transported on a shuttle bus to the post premiere party aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which served all types od delicious food and drinks. Moreover, there were fireworks provided by the Grucci group that lasted about 25 minutes, which then gave way to, not one, but two musical performances with rappers Pitbull, and Will Smith and his family, including a reunion with DJ Jazzy Jeff. Pitbull played all his hits like International Love and the MIB3 theme song, and Smith went old school with songs like Summertime and the original and catchy MIB track.

Celebrities like boy band sensation One Direction, Spike Lee, Ethan Cohen and Michael Shannon were on hand to catch the performances of what was an unforgettable night.

I don’t know how much Sony spent putting this night together, but whatever it was, this one is going into the – “Remember that MIB3 party 20 years ago? Nothing like it!” -memory banks.

To get a sense of what we experienced, check out below some of the photographs and videos we took at the premiere and after party. Just insane!

Alex Florez

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2011/12/13 at 12:00am

Review: Monty Alexander: Music of Sinatra & King Cole

12.13.2011 | By |

Review: Monty Alexander: Music of Sinatra & King Cole

With a stunning backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline, 67 year old pianist Monty Alexander took center stage Saturday night hoping to wind back the clock and turn Jazz at Lincoln Center into Jilly’s Saloon, a famed Rat Pack hangout of the 1960s.

Accompanied by a group of masterful musicians and vocalists, Alexander paid tribute to his heroes Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole in a cabaret-like show with American standards such as “Come Fly With Me”, “My Kind of Town” and “L-O-V-E.” 

For the role of Old Blue Eyes, Alexander enlisted 22 year-old baritone James DeFrances while tapping charismatic jazz artist Allan Harris to play the “King.” Both traded classics and made for a “swinging session,” but the real delight here was the show’s supporting cast.

Blues guitarist Russell Malone’s haunting solo rendition of “Where or When” might have easily stolen the show. It was the one interpretation of the night that seemed entirely heartfelt and evocative of the nostalgia Alexander was looking to capture with this concert series. Also impressive was percussionist Bobby Thomas Jr., who seemed to hypnotize the audience every time he was given the spotlight.

Alexander’s appreciation for the music of Sinatra and Cole is sincere, and for jazz lovers the tunes are timeless and a joy to experience live – especially by such a talented bunch. But somewhere a note is missed when trying to strike the right tone.

While DeFrances holds his own as a singer, he underwhelms as a performer – never quite looking comfortable with the rest of the group. That, is not how we all remember the Chairman of the Board. Thankfully, Harris picks up the slack with his exuberance and Alexander’s anecdotes serve as a reminder that he himself is a direct link to the Rat Pack era.

Jack Rico

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2011/06/20 at 12:00am

Penélope Cruz in Woody Allen’s ‘The Bop Decameron’

06.20.2011 | By |

Penélope Cruz in Woody Allen's 'The Bop Decameron'

New York (June 20, 2011) – Woody Allen announced today the full cast for “The Bop Decameron,” his latest film in pre-production. Starring, in alphabetical order, are: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page. Co-stars include Antonio Albanese, Fabio Armiliata, Alessandra Mastronardi, Ornella Muti, Flavio Parenti, Alison Pill, Riccardo Scamarcio and Alessandro Tiberi.
 
The Bop Decameron” is a Gravier Productions film produced by Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. This is Allen’s first film to be financed by the Italian production and distribution company, Medusa Film. “The Bop Decameron” begins production on July 11 and marks Allen’s first time shooting in Rome. His latest film, “Midnight in Paris,” is currently playing in theaters.

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