Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blue Note Jazz Festival / Wall Street Journal

"To the Blue Note please, and step on it!"

Even though other high-profile clubs have opened in the city since 1981, the Blue Note, on West Third Street, remains the one jazz venue where any cab driver will can you without the assistance of a more specific address. It may also be the only club where the coat check is often stuffed with luggage: "Tourists fly in from Europe and come straight from the airport," said the owner and founder, Danny Bensusan.

Coincidentally, the club's 30th anniversary arrives at a time when George Wein, who has mounted major mainstream jazz festivals in New York for nearly 40 years, has no festival planned. So the time seemed right to try something new. (more at wsj.com)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bernard Fowler

Kelly Clarkson recap

Tupperware Brands Corporation celebrated the re-launch of its Chain of Confidence (COC) Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chainofconfidence) last night at New York's Highline Ballroom with the original American Idol winner, Multi-Platinum and Grammy Award–winning artist Kelly Clarkson.

The sold out private event drew nearly 500 guests, including celebrities Kelly Rutherford ("Gossip Girl"), Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious"), Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development"), and musicians Ashanti and Deborah Cox among others.

In addition to the performance, Tupperware Brands sold specially designed Confide + Conquer merchandise to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Fifteen kids from the Kips Bay and Glen Cove Boys & Girls Clubs were invited to the concert and were given the opportunity to meet Kelly Clarkson and Ashanti. Tupperware is donating $1 for the first 25,000 "likes" of the newly launched COC Facebook page to the BGCA. (more here)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kermit Ruffins

Photos from the first night are in the photo gallery. Tickets for tonight are still available here.