DIFFA’S DINING BY DESIGN

Each spring in New York, the non-profit Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) presents its annual DINING BY DESIGN, an impressive display of cuisine, creativity, and glamour. Presented in conjunction with this week’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94, the event showcases spectacular tabletop installations from some of the world’s design elite. Past…

Re-imagining Old Folk Music With The Looking

The Looking, led by Todd Carter and backed by talented musicians from all over New York City produces astounding folk-rock tunes that make your ears smile. The vocals are so powerful that it’s not really a surprise to find out that Carter was professionally trained by opera singer Edna Lind, yeah you heard me correctly;…

Recap: Hoodie Allen Mixtape Release Party

On Monday, February 18th, Hoodie Allen held a Mixtape Release Party to celebrate the his upcoming LP titled Crew Cuts, which is set to to release on February 20th. The party was held at Grifin in the Meatpacking District, where cocktails provided by LeSUTRA and beats by DJ Fresh Direct kept the crowd mingling and dancing before a performance by…

Elikeh: Afropop That Will Make You Shake Your Ass

When I was originally asked to interview Massama Dogo, lead singer of Elikeh, I had no idea what to expect. Personally, I’ve never really listened to African-funk-jazz-rock but I also never hated it; so the first step was to do some research about Elikeh and obviously, to take a listen. HOLY SHITSNACKS BATMAN. I immediately…

Valentine’s Day Single’s Events

Okay, all you single people with ambition, but not enough ambition to look this shit up for yourselves I have compiled five, yes FIVE single’s events for you to attend around Valentine’s Day. Just to give you a little hope and self-worth before ultimate disappointment and devastation. To call myself out here… I had three…

The Peeps: Salsapunk. Not Your Mama’s Nachos

The Peeps, a garage punk band turned “tropical party western” consists of Byron Gray (bass), Teddy Kohlmann (guitar), Adrian Lopera (guitar) and Jonny Mehr (drums) originally hailing from Newburgh, NY and for the past few years, taking over Brooklyn.  They’ve also been known to add some pals to the stage to expand their sound, including Sebastian…

So A Lebanese And A Texan Walk Into A Bar…

POOF! Starnes&Shah was born. Well not quite, but it’s not often you come across a duo with members from opposite ends of the Earth. Starnes&Shah is made up of Dania Abu-Shaheen and Zilpha Starnes, who met in college almost seven years ago and have been recording and touring since. The duo has produced one EP…

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with World Yacht Cruises

World Yacht is offering two great Valentine’s Day packages. The Valentine’s Day cruises are a great alternative to your typical the typical restaurant experience (that is, if you can find a restaurant not already booked). With the New York cityscape as the backdrop, the 3 hour cruise will guarantee a night of wining, dining, and a little romance.  Their…

Best Of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club

Every Thursday in December come to Broadway Comedy Club to see NYC’s top comics including: Joe Matarese (Chelsea Lately, CBS Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Brian McFadden (CBS Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Craig Ferguson Show), Marina Franklin, Rich Brooks (NickMom Night Out, Comedy 360, Bob and Tom Show), Louis Katz, Brian Scolaro, Vanessa…

Intrepid Museum Hosts SpaceFest Opening

Is there anything better than a movie montage/amazing view set to awesome music? Only a real life version! Beginning this Wednesday, July 18, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is hosting a series of events including Spacefest and Sound Waves on the Intrepid in honor of the new Space Shuttle Pavilion and Space Shuttle Enterprise.…