On the 19th anniversary of her groundbreaking album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill played an intimate set at Montauk hotel Surf Lodge on Friday night. The show was a rare appearance by the Grammy-winner, who’s become known for her reclusive tendencies.
Forty years ago, the space probe Voyager 2 took off to study the outer reaches of the solar system with a very significant piece of US culture inside. The Golden Record, a 12-inch gold-plated phonograph recording, was created by a committee chaired by famed astronomer Carl Sagan, as a way of communicating to extraterrestrials about what life on Earth is like.
As the excitement for the upcoming 35th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller builds, luxury eyewear brand Illesteva, a favorite of Rihanna and Beyoncé, has released a limited edition pair of sunglasses inspired by the pop star’s love of shades.
Few would think it possible that Steely Dan, the band famous for songs about criminals facing certain death, gambling addiction and a loss-ridden Wake Forest football team, could provide inspiration for a hit Broadway show. And yet, Oh, Hello, the two-man show from comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney which played at the Lyceum Theater last Fall and premieres on Netflix today, includes not only a heavy number of references to the group but also a Steely Dan-inspired tune sung by the show’s protagonists, Gil and George, a pair of tuna-obsessed, seventy-year-old Upper West Siders mourning the Manhattan of their youth.
Sunday might see Josh Groban win his first Tony but on Monday night he and friend Idina Menzel were upstaged by some newcomers. During a very busy week, Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation held its annual gala at Manhattan’s City Winery and young singers from New Arts, a performing arts program from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, perform as part of a program that included violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell. Find Your Light funds New Arts and other youth arts organizations across the country.