| Jan 16, 2009
In 1975, when I had just turned 9, my father was killed by terrorists.
He was supposed to be home early on that Jan. 24 for a family celebration of my birthday and that of my brother, who had just turned 11. Instead, while my father was at a business...
| Feb 14, 2009
Estelle Bennett, one of the Ronettes, the singing trio whose 1963 hit "Be My Baby" epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique of its producer, Phil Spector, has died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67.
Bennett's brother-in-law, Jonathan...
| Aug 10, 2008
Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered.
-- Avital Binshtock
"A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
| Aug 16, 2008
Jerry Wexler, the influential Atlantic Records producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" before helping shape that sound into one of the most powerful musical forces of the 1950s and '60s, died Friday morning at his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 91....
| Jun 16, 2008
NEW YORK -- In the tossup of this year's Tony Awards, a Latino story trumped an unusual African American coming-of-age tale Sunday as Tony voters gave their best new musical prize and three others to "In the Heights," about Caribbean immigrant families...
| Jun 29, 2008
Curious about the changing sound of the Great White Way? Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty weighs in on five noteworthy cast recordings from the year on Broadway -- four from new shows that couldn't be more wildly disparate and one from a classic that'...
| Mar 13, 2010
| 11:37 AM
City lawmakers are calling for an immediate community response to school violence, after a brutal school stabbing in Washington Heights Friday.
Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat and Council Member Ydanis...
| Sep 21, 2009
A 21-year-old man was placed under arrest Sunday night after police discovered his DNA matched that found in four serial rapes in Upper Manhattan.
Vincent Heyward, who lives at 281 Edgecombe Avenue, was stopped by officers in the area on Tuesday at...
| Oct 31, 2009
An off-duty city cop shot a man Saturday during an altercation in Washington Heights, according to the Police Department. Investigators say the officer was walking down the street, when he got into an argument with a group of young men. That's when one of...
| Jun 5, 2009
NEW YORK -- A man's decomposing body inside a minivan covered in parking tickets went undiscovered for weeks because the vehicle's windows were apparently tinted and ticketing officers don't normally search cars, police said Friday.
George Morales, 59,...
| Jun 9, 2009
Kenny Rankin, a singer-songwriter and musician whose song "Peaceful" was a hit for Helen Reddy and who had popular covers himself of a pair of Beatles hits, has died. He was 69.
Rankin died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The...