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Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the curtain rises on Broadway, new COVID rules are taking center stage. Friday, the Broadway League announced all 41 theaters will require audience members be fully vaccinated. Fans of the musical “Six,” as well as all other Broadway shows, will need to show proof of full vaccination to attend. “We have to keep people safe,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon. “Fully vaccinated” means that everyone involved won’t be eligible to attend or participate until 14 days after receiving either their second dose of a two-shot vaccine, or 14 days after a single dose vaccine. COVID...
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Union City to Honor Memory of Music Legend Johnny Ventura

Photo Credit: He created the sound of modern merengue during the 1960s. Johnny Ventura has passed away at the age of 81. He was beloved not only in his native Dominican Republic, but throughout Latin America and the world. Known as “The Elvis of Merengue,” and “The Black Horse,”...
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Celebrity Sommelier charged with arson by setting nearby restaurants’ outdoor dining structures on fire

A celebrated New York City sommelier has been charged and arrested on two felony accounts of arson for allegedly setting outdoor dining sheds ablaze.Ganzer, who was once named a Food & Wine Magazine “sommelier of the year,” is a partner at the popular La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels wine bar on the Lower East Side, making his misdeeds all the more unsettling: Surveillance footage captured the Ganzer lighting at least two other Downtown restaurants’ sidewalk dining structures on fire this past year. It’s unclear what Ganzer’s motives were for starting the fires, though some outlets report that Ganzer targeted...
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Zoey Deutch Debuts "Money Piece" Highlights, and All of a Sudden We're Back in 1992

Zoey Deutch is wearing the hell out of her new hairstyle. On July 30, the actress was spotted filming her film Not Okay in NYC, and it looks like her character is, like, totally feeling the '90s. As Deutch introduced "Danni Sanders" to the world, her "money piece" highlights are already getting love from the actress's real-life friends on social media.

NYC Mayor Endorses Hip Hop Concerts w/ Remy Ma, Desiigner, Too $hort + More

Remy Ma and Desiigner are among two New York hitmakers welcoming Hip Hop fans back to concert life in the Big Apple. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano announced on Thursday (July 29) a series of Hip Hop centric concerts to occur at outdoor venues in New York throughout the month of August. Titled “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC,” the shows will showcase Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, funk and more. The series is part of city-wide programming during NYC Homecoming Week beginning on August 14.
New York City,

Celebration Of Life For Biz Markie Set For Monday In NYC

It has been conformed that the Hip Hop community has organized a grand homegoing service for Marcel “Biz Markie” Hall, which is set for Monday in New York City. Thousands are expected to come pay their respects to the Biz, who passed away last week after a long fought, acute illness at age 57. Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver Biz Mark’s eulogy while artists like Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Papoose, Big Daddy Kane, Al B. Sure! have confirmed their attendance.
Greenwich, CTWestport News

In Photos: Free summer concerts delight Greenwich residents

GREENWICH — Music filled the air at Greenwich Common on The Avenue Friday afternoon, like it has throughout the summer. Produced by Greenwich Forward, Re-Imagine Greenwich, and the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation, Free Music Fridays feature different performers every week from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The free summer concert series will run through Sept. 3.
Manhattan, NYThe New Yorker

What Should Hang on the Walls of a Hospital?

Mid-pandemic, while undergoing a much-delayed Pap smear at a London hospital, and encountering a poster of some tulips that neither uplifted or offended me, I thought of a scene in Ben Lerner’s novel “10:04,” throughout which the protagonist undergoes various vaguely degrading medical experiences. “There was a poster of Picasso’s dove in the first neurologist’s waiting room, watercolors of Manhattan sunsets where they sent him for bloodwork, photographs of orchids where he waited for his CAT scan,” Lerner writes. The protagonist ponders asking his doctor, “Do you choose this stuff or does the hospital buy it in bulk?” He theorizes, irritably, “I understand the desire to have some decorations that indicate this isn’t just a hospital room, that a patient isn’t just a pathologized body. . . . it nods blandly to established cultural modes, the medium of painting and the cliched instance of it. They are images of art, not art.”

Randy Fenoli Reveals the Actual Reason He Isn't With the Brides on 'Say Yes to the Dress' This Season

With a new season of Say Yes to the Dress underway, fan are undoubtedly thrilled to see Randy Fenoli back in action and helping brides find the gowns of their dreams. But while tuning in, you may find yourself wondering why everyone's favorite bridal consultant took so many of his appointments over the computer this season instead of in person at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City.

Lady Gaga Stepped Out in a Black Mini Dress With a Dramatic Lace Collar

Lady Gaga never misses a chance to show off her sartorial prowess. On Friday, she stepped out of her hotel in New York City wearing an Andrew Gn black mini dress with a dramatic white lace collar. The dress features studded buttons and structured shoulders and reportedly retails for $2,715. Per Just Jared, she was on her way to rehearsals for her concerts with Tony Bennett at Radio City Music Hall on August 3 and 5.
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Bill Maher Returns, With New Glasses and Thoughts on the Olympics in Tow

It’s been over a month since the last episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. Earlier this year, Maher had one of the highest-profile breakthrough COVID-19 infections. Since Real Time’s summer break began, Los Angeles has been one of several locations to reinstate some pandemic-related restrictions — another subject that seemed ready for Maher’s commentary. And sure enough, Maher opened the show by alluding to the pandemic-sized elephant in the room, before segueing into a related matter: people who haven’t washed their masks in months.