| Feb 28, 2014
When Celia Cruz and Hector Lavoe pushed salsa into the Latino mainstream in the 1970s, they shared the spotlight and collaborated in an elite Latin tropical ensemble called Fania All Stars.
The All-Stars were part of the mega successful and New York-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Tribeca Film Festival is getting “Illmatic,” opening its annual springtime confab with “Time Is Illmatic,” a look at the influence of the classic Nas album 20 years after its release.
Directed by artist One9 and written by...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Straight out of Brooklyn comes Keith Miller's "Five Star," a low-key but powerfully affecting urban drama that tells a familiar story -- of drugs, power and respect on the inner-city streets -- with such unusual authenticity and dramatic force that it's...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Nas is hustling.
On Saturday night, the veteran New York rapper is scheduled to perform at Coachella, just days before the April 15 release of "Illmatic XX," a 20th-anniversary reissue of his much-loved 1994 debut.
On April 16, he'll do "Illmatic"...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:44 PM
The Motion Picture Assn. of America says its Classification and Ratings Appeal Board has overturned the R rating given to the film "A Birder's Guide to Everything" for "some language and crude references."
The film is now rated PG-13 for "langauge,...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 7:18 PM
NEW YORK — Two New York entertainment-world fixtures are teaming, as Madison Square Garden has announced that it has taken a 50% stake in Tribeca Enterprises, the company that runs the Tribeca Film Festival.
The move gives Tribeca a financial...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The new dystopian thriller "Divergent" defied the recent trend of young-adult book adaptations faltering on the big screen, topping the weekend box office with an estimated $56-million opening.
While that falls short of the first "Twilight" ($69.6...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dressed in his usual dark shirt, suit jacket and matching denim pants, singer Matt Berninger of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s the National is peevishly hammering a beach umbrella into the ground with his dress shoe.
As he settles into a camp chair in a sun-...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The Tribeca Film Festival will feature a number of celebrities in front of and behind the camera when it kicks off its 13th edition next month.
Chris Messina directs “Alex of Venice,” a marital drama that stars the filmmaker and Mary...
| Jul 24, 2013
After two seasons, ABC Family is cancelling "The Lying Game" according to Liberty High School graduate Alexandra Chando who stars as long-lost twin sisters Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer. Chando posted on instagram, "To our awesome #lyinggame fans, thank...