An arts center in Ridgewood is applying for a liquor license. Okay, sounds like Williamsburg so far. But while it wants to serve alcohol for its weekend music shows, the owners also want to make more money so that they can continue to offer free services on weekdays to the local community — especially the intellectually disabled.
Flushing resident Jaeki Cho is co-producing a documentary entitled “Bad Rap,” aiming to explain why Asian rappers have not gained that attention.
Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for the murder of an aspiring hip-hop artist last year in Long Island City.
As your kids start a new school year and exercise their minds again, it’s a great time to sign them up for an extracurricular activity that will exercise their bodies, such as dance. Here’s a list of places in Queens where they can take dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. All Star [...]
BY SHAWN BYFIELD If you are thinking about taking a plunge into the world of hip hop dance there are some things you should know. Hip hop class is a great outlet to release the everyday stress of life and learn a bit of history. The class is a great physical activity and excellent exercise [...]
“Beastie Boys” rapper MCA – real name Adam Yauch – has died. In 2009, MCA announced he was being treated for a cancerous parotid gland and a lymph node (below). He has since undergone surgery and radiation therapy. So far, it’s not clear if the death is related to the rapper’s battle with cancer. Russell Simmons‘ website GlobalGrind.com first [...]
Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl A substitute school teacher is facing charges she had an illegal sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student at a Long Island high school. Kaitlin Grant of Elmont was arrested Friday. The 23-year-old woman is charged with criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of [...]
Luxe penthouse up in smoke A raging fire destroyed a luxurious, multimillion-dollar penthouse on the Upper East Side last night, authorities said. The blaze started at 7:50 p.m. at 2 East End Ave., quickly engulfing the three-floor penthouse in flames. It took firefighters more than an hour to get the inferno under control, the FDNY [...]
Jay-Z signed him to his record label. He’s performed at Yankee Stadium. He was nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award. And his first album just debuted at number one. Who is this hot new rap artist? It’s St. John’s University graduate J. Cole. Jermaine Cole, 26, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, where his parents [...]