Saturday, June 26, 2010

Video: Matt White Dedicates "Therapy" to New York

Singer/songwriter Matt White took over New York's Rockwood Music Hall Tuesday night, performing a lively set of new songs for the beyond sold-out house.

"The next song I feel very comfortable playing in New York," White told the audience.

"Everyone in New York is in 'Therapy'."

Check out a snippet of his performance, above.

I SPY NY: John Mayer, Brooke Burke, and More

I spy in NY...

John Mayer performing a last-minute, Twitter-announced three a.m. concert at The Village Underground last Thursday (top photo), Brooke Burke kicking off the Wella Professionals Color Discovery Tour at the South Street Seaport Monday (middle photo), Lady Gaga acting up at the Mets/Yankees game last Saturday (bottom photo), LuAnn de Lesseps performing her single "Money Can't Buy You Class" at one a.m. at Splash last Thursday, and Drake renting out 5 Ninth for an album release party last Tuesday night.

[John Mayer photo by Genevieve Clare]

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pete Seeger Performs "Over the Rainbow" at WhyHunger Benefit

It's a great night to be a New Yorker!

Thousands of people gathered at Gotham Hall Monday night to attend WhyHunger's 35th Anniversary Benefit dinner honoring Pete Seeger, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.

WhyHunger helps provide nutritious and affordable meals to millions of people globally, while also supporting grassroots organizations with their efforts.

Seeger performed a powerful set for the Black Tie-d crowd that included "We'll All Be A-Doubling," a group version of "All My Life's A Circle," and an amended cover of "Over the Rainbow."

"If plucky little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why can't you and I?" he sang, noting that the song should be about helping others - not just ourselves.

Check out that performance in its entirety, below.

Adam Lambert Brings Wonderland to NYC

It's a great week to be a New Yorker!!

Adam Lambert stormed NYC's Nokia Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday for a glitter-y, Alice-in-Wonderland-esque affair that had this blogger near salivating!

"That last song gets me all riled up," Lambert said after playing haunting break-up anthem "Sleepwalker" on night one.

Lambert treated both crowds to tunes from 2009's For Your Entertainment ("Fever," "Music Again," "Whataya Want From Me"), while also throwing in American Idol favorites ("Ring of Fire," "Whole Lotta Love").

The never-shy rocker also made sure to remain fiercely open about his sexuality during the two-night stand ("I think my balls just dropped," he announced Wednesday after a sultry dance with choreographer Brooke Wendle) - and threw in a sensual kiss with bassist Tommy Joe Ratliff on night one ("You kissed my sweaty shoulder, that's so nice," he later commented.)

Check out our favorite snapshots from the concerts, above, and videos of our favorite performance (too many to count), below.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Missed my flight due to bad traffic. NYC I can't quit you."

-Bryan Greenberg Tweets

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"Down on the corner of what I want...and what I intend to get."

-Chris Carrabba Tweets

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I SPY NY: Katy Perry, Leonard Cohen, and More

I spy in NY...

Katy Perry rocking Times Square last Tuesday (top photo), Leonard Cohen and Taylor Swift attending the Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Thursday (middle photo), James Taylor and Carole King performing at Madison Square Garden last Tuesday (bottom photo), Rooftop Films screening New York Non-Fiction shorts at Open Road Rooftop in the Lower East Side Friday, Kevin Rudolf celebrating the release of new album To The Sky at Lucky Strike Wednesday, and Eli "Paperboy" Reed performing at Brooklyn's Bell House Saturday night.

Quote of the Day

"When I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl," she says. "Then I say, 'Bitch, you're Lady Gaga, you get up and walk the walk today.' "

-Lady Gaga tells Rolling Stone 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cynthia Rowley 2011 Resort: Rubber, Leather, and Tassels, Oh My!

Poison Ivy had the chance to check out Cynthia Rowley's 2011 Resort collection during a morning visit to her showroom Thursday - just two days afters Rowley's day of street-side presentations.

When we entered the showroom, Karen Duffy (former MTV VJ and Blank Check glamazon) was taping a segment for lifestyle channel Plum TV.

"I love this," Duffy cooed on camera, running her hand over the silk texture of a Rowley gown.

But silk is just one of many fabrics Rowley exercised for the Resort.

In a smudge-shadow off-white cardigan (bottom photo), Rowley utilized rubber. In in a stripped-and-then-re-woven shoe (second photo), Rowley recruited leather. And in a shiny gray leather purse (third photo), Rowley decorated with a bright red tassel.

Other favorites?

A navy, open-chest paneled silk dress (left, top photo), peek-a-boo back red/blue cinched elastic waist dress (right, top photo), baby pink digital print coral one-shoulder dress (fourth photo), and chunky knit sweater (fifth photo).

All pieces will be available in November, with dresses starting at $300.

Miley Cyrus Recruits Bret Michaels for "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Performance

It's a great morning to be a New Yorker!!

Miley Cyrus hit New York's Central Park early Friday to celebrate the release of her third studio album - Can't Be Tamed - and snagged none other than Bret Michaels for a duet of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"!

"Miley's version is so contemporary and aweome," Michaels said, adding that he is out of the hospital and back on tour.

"I got ungrounded for doing this song because it's my mom's favorite," Cyrus added, then performing solo versions of "Can't Be Tamed" and "Robot" off of the new record.

Check out our favorite snapshots of the morning, above, and snippets of our favorite performances, below.

I SPY NY: Marisa Tomei, Jason Bateman, and More

I spy in NY...

Marisa Tomei on her way to film CBS' The Early Show last Thursday (top photo), Jason Bateman and Amy Poehler sharing a moment at the 14th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Monday night (middle photo), Bloc Party's Kele Okereke celebrating the forthcoming release of his new record The Boxer with a set at Le Poisson Rouge Thursday (bottom photo), the Junior Committee of the Gordon Parks Foundation hosting a silent photography auction to benefit the Exhibitions Fund at Sotheby's Thursday, and Talib Kweli performing at the Apple Soho store Friday.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Naughty By Nature Cameo at New Kids on the Block Concert

In perhaps one of the most unexpected moves ever to happen at a New Kids on the Block concert, nineties hip-hop trio Naughty by Nature jumped onstage during NKOTB's Radio City Music Hall show Thursday night for a duet of "Hip Hop Hooray"!

NKOTB had just finished playing a two-hour set that included "Lights, Camera, Action," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Dirty Dancing," "Please Don't Go Girl," and a mashup of Poison Ivy's favorite "(That Girl is) Poison/My Favorite Girl," when NBN stormed the stage sporting "Naughty Kids on the Block" shirts.

Check out our favorite photos of the night, above, along with snippets of that performance - and a few others of our favorites - below.

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