Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz Lead Impressive Meadows Music Festival Lineup In NYC

first_imgToday, The Meadows Music & Arts Festival announced the lineup for their second annual event, set to take place September 15th – 17th at Citi Field in Queens, NY. The NYC lineup is led by an NYC entertainment icon, Jay Z, as well as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz. In addition, the hip hop-heavy lineup will feature Future, Bassnectar, Nas, Weezer, Run The Jewels, LL Cool J, M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Foster The People, Migos, Action Bronson, Big Gigantic, TV On The Radio, De La Soul, BADBADNOTGOOD, Lizzo, and many more. The announcement is sure to excite the Big Apple faithful, as a slew of big time hometown acts new and old slated to perform give the lineup a decidedly New York vibe.For more information and to purchase tickets, head to the event’s website. Tickets will be available on Wednesday, May 12th at 12pm EST, with a very limited allotment of Early Bird and Advance Price tickets available.[Cover photo via Billboard]last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Reunite & More

first_img Star Files View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess Reunite in Swinging on a StarNorm Lewis and Sierra Boggess, who as we all know (?!) starred together on Broadway in both The Little Mermaid and Phantom, will make a special appearance at Drew University’s Concert Hall on October 6 in Swinging on a Star: The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen. You know Van Heusen’s music—think “Love and Marriage,” “Come Fly with Me,” “My Kind of Town” and, of course, ““Swinging on a Star.”  The whole event will be under the musical direction of Rob Fisher. More info here.Stephanie J. Block Teams Up With Wicked Cast for UprisingStephanie J. Block, Tony winner Lena Hall (Hedwig) and Kathy Najimy will join the previously announced roster of stars including Sting, Patti LuPone, Billy Porter and host Jane Lynch in Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality. Block will give a special performance with the cast of Broadway’s Wicked in the event, which will take place on September 15 at the Great White Way’s Gershwin Theatre. The net proceeds of the evening will go to the Fueling the Frontlines campaign for global LGBTI rights.Stage & Screen Vet Stefan Gierasch Dies at 88Stefan Gierasch, a stage and screen character actor best known for his film roles in Jeremiah Johnson and Carrie, has died at the age of 88. According to The Hollywood Reporter he passed away on September 6 in Santa Monica. Born in New York, he made his Broadway debut in 1944 in Snafu. His many other Great White Way credits included You Never Can Tell, Tartuffe, Of Mice and Men, The Iceman Cometh, War and Peace, The Sound of Music and A Month in the Country.West End Will Dim Lights for Donald SindenThe West End will dim its marquee lights on September 12 to pay tribute to veteran actor Sir Donald Sinden, who has died aged 90. Tony nominated for his role in Habeas Corpus, he also appeared on the Great White Way in London Assurance. A Shakespearean actor who appeared in more than 70 film and TV productions, BBC News reports that he had been suffering from prostate cancer for several years, and died of the disease at his home in Kent. Other memorable roles included the imperturbable butler opposite the late Elaine Stritch in Two’s Company.Alan Titchmarsh Set to Go Poop-Poop!In happier news from London, British TV favorite Alan Titchmarsh will make his West End debut as the narrator in the previously announced The Wind in the Willows. Directed and choreographed by Will Tuckett, the Royal Opera House’s production makes its return to the West End after an Olivier Award-winning run last Christmas. The show will play the Vaudeville Theatre from November 26 through January 17, 2015. If you’re in London this holiday season who could resist the escapades of the hot-headed Toad (poop-poop!), debonair Ratty, shy Mole and wise Badger?!center_img Sierra Boggesslast_img read more

Here’s How To… Er.. I Mean.. Here’s How Easy It Is To Steal Your Identity. Gee, Thanks Fayzbuuk

first_imgUnlike the weird Pig Latin or whatever this freaky guy is speaking in, the message in this video is real.It’s about a fake identity… Well, so OK, it’s real about fake stuff. Or about people faking to be real. Or being really fake.Anyway, so luckily there are words to go along with it.It teaches you… Well, I shouldn’t say “teaches.” … It WARNS you (and by warns, I mean teaches and holy crap scares you about) how easily someone’s identity can be stolen, just by downloading that app from Samsung that let you get Jay-Z’s album for free.Wait. No.But close. Either way, Tom got PWNED. (Which, old people, does not mean pawned).Just watch it. And be afraid. Be very afraid. Even if the Pig Latin sounds silly. #mylaugh Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more