From The Guardian: Pussy Riot, the feminist Russian punk band from which three members were found guilty of “hooliganism driven by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in jail, have released a new single called “Putin Lights Up the Fires.”
From Table Hopping: Steve Barnes investigates the backlash against Albany’s cabaret licenses, the first batch of which were issued on Wednesday. UPDATE: Rally has been moved up from Wednesday to Monday (August 20).
From Berkshire On Stage: Larry Murray writes that Bradley Cooper’s star turn in “The Elephant Man” – the hottest ticket of the summer when it ran at the Williamstown Theatre Festival – may be headed to Broadway.
From A Show With Ze Frank: Internet star and former Nippertonian Ze Frank consistantly makes us think or laugh or both. This is one of our recent faves:
From Hudson Sounds: Liz Friedman unleashes a rant about some of her classical music pet peeves…
From Foss Forward: Sara Foss compiles a list of some of her fave movie soundtracks (including one of our personal picks, “Requiem for a Dream”).
From the Free George: Brenna Filipello remembers the late great record producer and Glens Falls native Teo Macero, who helmed some of the greatest jazz albums of all time, including Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” and Dave Brubeck’s “Time Out.”