With the warm winter weather we had here in New York, spring fever has been in the air for quite some time - and now, thankfully, spring is officially here.
In terms of the New York arts scene, that means a plethora of concerts, Broadway openings, outdoor film screenings, art exhibitions and everything in between.
So here's to the season - and happy events-going!
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No offense to WTF "lothario" Wilmer Valderrama, but we think Minka Kelly should stick to dating Yankee star Derek Jeter.
In Thursday's interview for On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, Valderrama conducted part of the interview as Handy Manny, the bilingual handyman who the actor voices on a Disney Junior show, and alluded to the fact that he and the actress have been having some fun.
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"Jeff, Who Lives at Home" star Jason Segel spoke to Parade about why he's OK with letting go of The Muppets, the reason he's still single and more.
Some highlights: On why isn't he writing the next Muppets film: "My goal wasn't to be the new head of the Muppets but to be a footnote in the legacy. I did what I set out to do, and now I'd like to pursue human-related projects.... » more
Jesus Christ Superstar 3.5 stars
Two musicals about Jesus are now playing on Broadway - and though both end with a crucifixion, they're very different in tone.
While "Godspell" features a bunch of cheery kids acting out parables, "Jesus Christ Superstar" is a melodramatic but exhilarating examination of Jesus' last week according to the Gospels.
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O'Donnell slated to star in 'Annie' revival Following the cancellation of her talk show, rumors are swirling that Rosie O'Donnell will be on Broadway next season playing the villainous Miss Hannigan in a revival of "Annie." According to The Huffington Post, negotiations are now underway.
'Mormon' to hold free fan show The Tony-winning musical "The Book of Mormon" announced... » more
After years of trying to make New Yorkers quit smoking, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will spend $220 million to fight tobacco use globally.
Calling tobacco "a scourge all over the world" and accusing cigarette makers of "nefarious activities," Bloomberg told a news conference in Singapore that his foundation would focus on low-and moderate-income countries where nearly 80 percent... » more
A 23-year-old gunman who said al Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France died in a hail of bullets on Thursday as he scrambled out of a ground-floor window during a gunbattle with elite police commandos.
Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, died from gunshot wounds at the end of a 30-hour standoff with police at his apartment in southern France and after confessing to killing... » more
Hundreds of protesters rallied alongside the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin in Union Square last night to demand the arrest of the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of fatally shooting the unarmed 17-year-old last month.
Trayvon's father Tracy Martin and mother Sybrina Fulton traveled up from Florida for the rally, where they spoke to the crowd, which included many Occupy Wall... » more
Synthetic marijuana - sometimes called Spice, K2 or Blaze - could be banned in the Big Apple following reports of health risks and even deaths.
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) announced Wednesday that he's introducing a bill in a couple of weeks to block the sale of synthetic pot and enable the NYPD to bust people for it.
The synthetic substance, which is smoked just like pot... » more
A Brooklyn judge has tossed out a $260 million lawsuit alleging that American Apparel CEO Dov Charney kept a young employee as a "sex slave," saying 21-year-old Irene Morales had already agreed to arbitration.
Supreme Court Judge Bernadette Bayne delivered her Feb. 10 ruling to attorneys Wednesday, according to DNAInfo.com. Bayne did not address the merits of the claim that the 43-year-old... » more