Entries tagged with: NY Post
"Eighteen years on, looking back at the person I was at that time, I feel nothing but shame and disgust. I was a selfish junkie who killed another human being. But that's not the Michael Alig I am today or the Michael Alig I was before I became an addict -- the misfit from the Midwest who came to New York City in search of acceptance, opportunity and a whole lot of fun...The whole story is in the NY Post.
...One of them was Angel Melendez, a 25-year-old Club Kid who lived in Queens but sometimes stayed over at my apartment with the others on weekends in Manhattan. He was a good guy, but we looked down on him because he was part of the Webster Hall crowd, whom we considered second-rate."
Michael was released from jail last week.
If it is true that Beyonce did lip-sync at Monday's inauguration, she wouldn't be the first artist to perform that way at a major national event. Here are a few examples:Maybe Beyonce (and the rest of Destiny's Child) will lip sync at the Superbowl too.
* In 1991, Whitney Houston lip-synced her iconic interpretation of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl.
* Oscar-winner and former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson did the same thing with the anthem at the Super Bowl in 2009.
* Faith Hill also performed to a backing track for "America The Beautiful" at the same event in 2009.
* At President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, Yo-Yo Ma's performance came into question over "hand syncing." The acclaimed cellist had said the instruments weren't working properly in the very cold weather.
There were even reports that speculated Madonna was lip-syncing during her appearance at the 2012 Super Bowl half-time show. "The only thing Madonna proved during the Super Bowl 46 show is her irrelevance; the halftime show was so obviously lip synced that it was painful," wrote SBNation's JP Starkey. [CBS]
Video of the Inauguration performance in question below...
It didn't shock me that Amy Winehouse was found (in the UK) walking around barefoot and shirtless in the middle of the night. I am kind of surprised that the story made the cover of one of NYC's most visible newspapers yesterday though. I would say I was confused by the Post's decision, but obviously they do what they think will sell papers.
the Minsky Follies @ Mo Pitkins - Mar 28, 2007 (CRED)
The Post ran a story that didn't actually say that Mo Pitkin's was definitely closing - especially right away. Mo Pitkin's decided to write this defensive response anyway, which - like the Post story - doesn't really say anything definitive either....
Dear Friends of Mo's,Previously
You may have read that Mo's is closing. The Post, as usual, mixed fact and fiction, in Wednesday's piece. We are listening to offers for the building at 34 Avenue A, but will do everything we can to keep the business intact.
Mo's has become a cherished performance space in a very short amount of time thanks to you, our talent, and you, our audience. As everyone knows, running a performance space in NYC is a daunting proposition, but we're proud that Mo's has been able to stick to its mission: showcasing great East Village/Lower East Side performers and cultivating the next generation of talent.
We'll continue trying to fulfill that mission -- and our doors remain open, for business as usual. Your House of Satisfaction continues...so come visit, and come often!
Jesse & Phil
* Mo Pitkins is for sale, and will probably close