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‘Crossroads’ has top picks from MSG guitar showcase

‘Crossroads’ has top picks from MSG guitar showcase

Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP John Mayer, left, and Keith Urban perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden. Fingers fly fast and free in the new movie “Crossroads.” In porn-worthy closeups, the camera oogles the digits of over a ...

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Lady Gaga releases ‘Applause’ early after online leak

Lady Gaga releases ‘Applause’ early after online leak

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin The cover art for the single ‘Applause’ by Lady Gaga. She rewarded fans by releasing the song early after it began to leak online. Monsters attack! After several snippets of Lady Gaga’s single “Applause” ...

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Jody Payne, Willie Nelson guitarist, dead at 77

Jody Payne, Willie Nelson guitarist, dead at 77

Jay Janner/AP Payne, who was Willie Nelson’s guitar player for 35 years before he retired in 2008, died Saturday. Jody Payne, a guitarist who toured with Willie Nelson for more than three decades, has died. He was 77. Baldwin County ...

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LISTEN: Katy Perry new single ‘Roar’ ‘leaks’ online

LISTEN: Katy Perry new single ‘Roar’ ‘leaks’ online

Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, ‘Prism,’ is due out in October, but the single ‘Roar’ was ‘leaked’ online Saturday. The song will be officially available on iTunes by midnight Monday. The wait is over for Katy Perry‘s ...

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Broadway Fall Preview: Power couples heat up the stage

Broadway Fall Preview: Power couples heat up the stage

Bowers/Getty Images  Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig will star in Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal.’ The play’s definitely the thing this autumn on Broadway. Three-quarters of the upcoming shows are a nonmusical mix of old and new works. The big story: Dynamic ...

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Pop singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

Pop singer Eydie Gorme dies at 84

LENNOX MCLENDON/AP Eydie Gorme with husband Steve Lawrence. Gorme died Saturday at age 84. Eydie Gorme, a Jewish girl from the Bronx who alongside her husband Steve Lawrence became a one-name star before Madonna was born, died Saturday in Las ...

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Bon Jovi concert axed ahead of Cuomo fund-raiser

Bon Jovi concert axed ahead of Cuomo fund-raiser

Bobby Bank/WireImage The New York State Fair is saying bon voyage to a Bon Jovi concert. The set was cut ahead of a fund-raiser performance for Gov. Cuomo. ALBANY — Bon Jovi fans hoping for a concert at the New ...

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‘Soundings’ provides the hear and now at MoMA

‘Soundings’ provides the hear and now at MoMA

Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News The “Microtonal Wall” at the Museum of Modern Art’s “Soundings.” It doesn’t have a catchy melody and you can’t dance to it. But MoMA’s innovative new exhibit “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” explores what we hear ...

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‘First Date,’ theater review

‘First Date,’ theater review

Let’s just say it: The mating-game musical “First Date” isn’t first-rate. Third-tier is more like it. Or below-deck, since this singing catalogue of cliches by a team of Broadway rookies would fit better on a cruise ship than the Great ...

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Many kinds of Fringe benefits fill 17th annual stage fest

Many kinds of Fringe benefits fill 17th annual stage fest

Mara Wilson, who starred in the movie ‘Matilda,’ wrote the Fringe Festival’s ‘Sheeple.’ It’s back! The New York International Fringe Festival returns for season 17 today and runs through Aug. 25. As always, the sampler of some 200 plays, musicals ...

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