Saturday, August 14, 2010

I SPY NY: Rihanna, Jay-Z, and More

I spy in NY...

Rihanna tearing up Madison Square Garden during her "Last Girl on Earth" tour Thursday (top photo), Jay-Z performing at the 2010 World Basketball Festival Tip Off at Radio City Music Hall Thursday (middle photo), The Jonas Brothers taking themselves a little too seriously during a Good Morning America performance Friday (bottom photo), Ke$ha playing "Tik Tok" on The Today Show Friday, and Story of the Year raging at Gramercy Theatre Monday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Kanye West, John Legend Play Secret Black-Tie Show

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

Especially a New Yorker who received a late-night email Thursday to show up at Kanye West, John Legend and Estelle's surprise black-tie show!

West rocked The Box on New York's Lower East Side for some 200 fans Thursday, performing classics like "Homecoming," "Heard 'Em Say," and "Run This Town," with Legend subbing in for Rihanna on vocals. Estelle later came to the stage to perform international hit "American Boy."

Only in New York, kids!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Secondhand Serenade Get Mugged in Boston, Perform in New York Anyway


"As you can see, I have a couple of black eyes," Secondhand Serenade's John Vesely told the crowd at New York's Gramercy Theatre Tuesday night.

"We got jumped in Boston... so don't mind my rockstar-wannabe-sunglass look tonight," he added, lightening the mood.

Black eyes and missing gear aside, SS played a lively, largely optimistic show in New York Tuesday night (check out their fantastic performance of "Stay Away," above, and "Maybe," here).

Vesely took to his Twitter following the mugging to let his fans know what was on his mind.

"To the goons who jumped us after and stole our stuff... karma's a bitch," Vesely Tweeted.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dion Roy Covers Ryan Adams in New York


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

Singer-songwriter Dion Roy hit New York's Rockwood Music Hall Thursday night to open for American Idol season seven alum Josiah Leming.

"How much wood would a Rockwood rock if a Rockwood could rock wood?" Roy joked.

Check out a snippet of Roy's cover of Ryan Adams' "Two," above.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

U2 Spider-Man Musical to Debut this Winter

Forthcoming musical Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, which will feature original songs by U2, will begin preview performances on November 14th at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre.

Producer Michael Cohl confirmed that opening night for the play - which haulted production temporarily in for "cash flow problems" in August 2009 - will be December 21.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"I tripped this morning and the only thing I held onto was teri [Hatcher]'s boob! Thank God they're real and they're spectacular! Ha!"

-Eva Longoria Tweets

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tweet of the Day

"'Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch..' Ivern Ball"

-Tony Robbins Tweets

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