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Jazz-tinged pop, funked-out rock and a few divine basslines

Jazz-tinged pop, funked-out rock and a few divine basslines

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Halfway through the title track to his new album, “Hereafter,” Sean Sullivan imagines himself in the afterlife, taking a scat solo in the presence of God. “Is that OK Lord?” Sullivan asks of the biblical creator, who is apparently playing bass in a band led by Moses, which also features Jesus […]

Big Ese is just taking it easy in the East Village

Big Ese is just taking it easy in the East Village

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  When Ese, a five-year-old Bernese mountain dog walks through the East Village carrying a cheetah-print cloth bag of groceries in his mouth, people tend to move out of his way. Given his distinctive coat and size — he weighs 108 pounds, and takes up about half the sidewalk’s width — it’s understandable. […]

Chelsea Music Festival explores interplay of culture, cuisine

Chelsea Music Festival explores interplay of culture, cuisine

  Inspired by the diverse cultural and culinary options to be found in our dense and dynamic neighborhood, the Chelsea Music Festival is an annual “multi-dimensional exploration of the interplay of music, the visual arts and inventive culinary expression…in established as well as unconventional settings.” This year’s French-Japanese Festival theme includes commemorations of the 150th […]

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