7 Autumn Albums We're Dying To Hear

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Pumpkin Spice Lattes, sweaters and sweet, sweet tunes from some big names. It’s fall, and we’re jazzed for these 7 upcoming albums. From jazz to freak-folk, there’s something for everyone. (Even grandma gets a new Barbra Streisand collection. Go, Gran!)   Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek (Sept. 23, Interscope)Momma Monster and the long-reigning king of cool come together officially on this album of standards. It’s not the first time the odd couple have... READ MORE

The five people you meet in karaoke bars

Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Ah, a night out at the Empty Orchestra. It separates the (Boyz II) Men from the (Beastie) Boys. We're talking karaoke, a pastime this writer is enamored of. But for some, the idea of getting onstage to belt out a classic in front of judging eyes is tantamount to a circle of hell. Let's examine the character profiles of five people one might meet in a karaoke bar. (My favorite one, by the way:... READ MORE