The Day John Lennon Died (documentary 2010) is a look at Lennon and his death through archival footage and interviews.
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With new mayor DeBlasio in and stop and frisk under review, is New York's crime poised to rise again? The South Bronx burned, Harlem overdosed, and Brooklyn was ruled by the knives and bicycle chains of feral gangs. Then it got worse. The Mafia poured tons of China White onto the street and 13 year old warlords peddled vials of cocaine to passing cars.
Published in Video of the Week
Coming clean, he told the world why he was robbing the bank that day. Citing that through his wife’s suicide attempt over not having a woman body he had resorted to robbing a bank to provide for it.
Published in Culture
“Nobody would ever rob a bank to give a guy a sex-change operation, that’s why they made a movie about it”
Published in Culture
Monday, 31 August 2015 11:20

Brief History of Greenwich Village

The area which is now Greenwich Village was once marshland and 16th century Native Americans referred to it as Sapokanikan ("tobacco field").
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Pump Up The Volume is a three part history on the development of electronic dance music.
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A factual report about unsung DJ's who contributed to the foundational principals of the music known today as Hip Hop. This documentary transports you to a journey back to the early underground disco days of the streets and parks throughout New York City.
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Wednesday, 03 December 2014 17:46

Matinee Idol – An Englishman in New York

Sting - Englishman - New York - Queen Mary 1.
© Barry Cains

Sting was always the epitome of cool.

He was never a punk and The Police were never a punk band, although they dabbled with it at the start of their career. They never embraced that punk ethos like that other trippy trio The Jam, and those Woking class wonderboys weren't punks either.
Published in Music Archive
Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:51

A Short Biog of Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach -Young - writing.
© - Toby Walker

Born in May 1928, in Kansas City, Burt Bacharach studied cello, drums and piano as a child, and was later relocated to New York City by his father, a media columnist.
 
His parents were Irma M. Freeman and Mark Bertram Bacharach.
   
As a youngster he grew up in the Forest Hills section of New York City.
    
Burt played in several jazz bands during the 1940's.
 
Published in Music Archive
Monday, 07 April 2014 16:57

Frankie Knuckles Remembered

FRANKIE KNUCKLES 1.

There are ONLY two words, other than the words themselves, which mean House Music … and those two words are … FRANKIE KNUCKLES.

I first read those two words in a New York Record store in 1987, when I was attending the New Music Seminar, looking for tracks to sign to my 'Urban' label. An up and coming DJ by the name of Paul Oakenfold and myself, were in Vinyl Mania on a midweek early afternoon, listening to
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