Coppa Italian Ristorante had very large shoes to fill when it opened in the old Catalan space. From its dramatic yet understated décor to Chef Brandi Key's fresh take on familiar Italian classics, Coppa seems to be forging its own way in the world quite nicely. I stopped in early on a Sunday aftern ... More >>
Joe Angel Babb, the artistic director of Unhinged Productions, doesn't mind if the group's latest project doesn't make any money. In fact, he pretty much expects Drama-rama-thon, a festival of new plays, not to.
"I knew that this was not a moneymaking venture, this is a mission-driven thing," he t ... More >>
The first roundup of acknowledgements of our Underground Rap Awards ran back in March. This is the second. There are 21 awards total and the entire piece is more than 1,700 words, so let's skip right past the cutesy preamble, shall we? Aces. Here we go:
Best Mixtape of the Year Thus Far:
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"'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'"
Chris Hillman (left) and Herb PedersenOften overshadowed by flashier, more volatile, or more tragic bandmates, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hillman's cred as a pioneer of country-rock is nonetheless impeccable. As a co-founder of the ... More >>
Those of us who read Tom Friedman's July 28 New York Times column about 59 being the new 30 like it was a lost edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls should be cheered by the musical efforts of two 70-year-olds who just keep on keepin' on. So far this year, both Jesse Winchester and Ian Hunter have issued ... More >>