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Hello Gorgeous!

BY intern Amber in General

At 6 years old I was introduced to Funny Girl, a wonderful musical about Fanny Brice featuring Barbra Streisand. Watching this dazzling woman with perfect comedic timing and a voice that could melt your heart like buttah, I was immediately hooked! Barbra Streisand is a true pioneer for women. Shocked? Well think about it; Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists ... Read More
Looking to add a new instrument to your musical repertoire? If you live in NYC, this weekend you can learn to play the mbira, a traditional instrument of the Shona people from Zimbabwe. Patience Chaitezvi and Erica Azim will be leading an intensive mbira workshop on Saturday and Sunday. Or if you're a little less musically inclined, head on over to the Calvin-Morris Gallery and catch their performance. Erica and Patience are part of MBIRA, a ... Read More
Clare Manchon lives in Brooklyn and fills her days with modern trappings just like the rest of us, but it doesn't take much of an investigation to uproot her desire to live in a 1950s black-and-white detective film come to life. As the main songwriter behind the band Clare and the Reasons, she admits that when not composing material for her own songs, she does enjoy a ditty or two from bands such as Grizzly Bear and friendly neighbor (he really does live nearby) ... Read More
If you watched Mad Men a couple of weeks ago, you may have been wowed by Pete Campbell's surprising ability to cut the rug at his boss's twenties-themed garden party: Well, if you live in NYC and harbor a desire to go to a similar type of party, including Charleston dance lessons, vintage cocktails, live music, old 78 records played on an old time-y gramophone, and, zomg, a PIE BAKING CONTEST, then you're in luck, because this weekend sees hte return of the ... Read More
Making the rounds at the BUST office this morning is this video by the Get 'Em Mamis, a kickass rap duo from Baltimore who deserve some space on your iPod. So stop everything and listen right now -- whatever you're doing can wait till after you've heard the Mamis. In case you've never heard of them before, here's a little tidbit they proudly display on their MySpace page: last year Rolling Stone ranked their song 'Cold Summer' higher than Lil ... Read More

ON, IT, AT?

BY Web Intern in General

If you're a huge fan of Tegan and Sara like myself, you're most likely patiently awaiting their new record (only have until Oct. 27!) and the lengthy tour that is sure to follow. In the meantime, you can speculate how cute their new trio of books, On, It, At, is going to be and put aside money for the pre-sale order (which begins Sept. 28). The trio of books chronicles different time periods over the course of a year in the lives of two of my favorite ladies. ... Read More
(Interview by Sara Graham, photo by Michael Lavine) Jack White is the king of founding hip-as-shit bands. First he created the White Stripes, then the Raconteurs, and now his latest project, the balls-out, bare-boned group the Dead Weather, is spot-on rock gold. The band features Alison Mosshart (of the Kills) sharing vocal duties with White, and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs) round out the lineup. Their dirty-blues, ... Read More
In case you ever doubted it, here's some proof that Mary J's still got it. Have you seen her latest video 'The One' featuring guy of the moment Drake? It's pretty much the flyest shiz on MTV right now. Seriously, has any video ever made you want to rock out in a neon-filled, mirror-lined warehouse club this much? Yeah, Mary J's definitely the one. Not only is she the queen of hip-hop soul, but she's pretty great at accessorizing -- where does she ... Read More

Rasputina this Sunday

BY Laurie in General

One of our favorite bands of all time, Rasputina --the (sometimes) all girl cello band, natch-- is playing a one off show at the Knitting Factory. Melora is preggers with her second child, and there is a fun interview with her here at Blackbook . Choice quote: 'I’m also going to make a three-song CD with ancient folk songs about female cross-dressers. Girls dressed as men.' Fun fact: Did you know that Melora once toured with Nirvana playing ... Read More

new DOLLY box set

BY Laurie in General

We're having a Dolly ol' time here in the office today, just got the advance of the new Dolly Parton Box Set coming out on Oct. 27th on Legacy. With liner notes by Laura Cantrel and 4 discs full of honky tonk hits as well as early rarities and a few unreleased tracks, this is a great collection and must for any Dolly fan. Included are some of my faves, Joshua, Daddy's Moonshine Still, Jolene, False Eyelashes, Coat of Many Colors, the list goes on ... Read More