How am I Doin’? – Ed Koch (VIDEO)

Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88.” Read More Here

Also be sure to check out the trailer for the new documentary “Koch” which opens today.

Next Call to the Bullpen May Be From a Cellphone

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“The reserve clause is dead. And so are wool uniforms. There are no longer eight teams in each league. And the Houston Astros have departed the National League. Major League Baseball is now about to disconnect the landlines that link dugouts to bullpens.” Read More Here.

David Bowie’s producer says new record is ‘quite a rock album’

“Despite its wistful lead single, David Bowie‘s surprise new record is “quite a rock album”, his producer Tony Visconti said on Tuesday. The Next Day is a mixture of “classic Bowie” and “innovative Bowie”, Visconti promised, made by an artist who is both happy and in good health.” Read More Here.

Harlem Tries Again to Rebuild the Union of Jazz and Food

“This old dive in Harlem has been shuttered for about as long as it had been open. Yet Minton’s Playhouse will always be known as the cradle of bebop, where the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker jammed into the night.” Read More Here.

Patti Page, Honey-Voiced ’50s Pop Sensation, Dies at 85

“Patti Page, the apple-cheeked, honey-voiced alto whose sentimental, soothing, sometimes silly hits like “Tennessee Waltz,” “Old Cape Cod” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” made her one of the most successful pop singers of the 1950s, died on Tuesday in Encinitas, Calif. She was 85.” Read More Here.