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Ruby Friedman ventures into new territory with her first LP Special

Having released a number of singles and EPs over the last seven years, the nomadic singer and bandleader (of the genre-hopping Ruby Friedman Orchestra) discusses her long-awaited debut album, 'GEM.'

Review: Which came first, the city or the country?

Shotgun Wedding hails from the New York City metropolitan area; a busy place teeming with action, attitude and a whole lot of noise. The band, billed under the moniker City Country, leaves one poised to ask, what exactly does that mean?

Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos writes his 5,000th article Special

One of Digital Journal's most active contributors recently penned his 5,000 article. He spoke to Digital Journal about the milestone.

Review: Japanese superstars Babymetal to release 'Metal Resistance'

A young, all-girl heavy metal/teen-pop trio from Japan, Babymetal recently released their new single "Karate," a song off their upcoming second album 'Metal Resistance.' Digital Journal listened to both.

NY nuclear plant 65,000% radiation spike is worse than Fukushima

Buchanan - A radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant is leaking into groundwater that leads to the Hudson River, raising the possibility that the U.S. may have its very own Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.

FacePalm Friday: 'Batman' stole cash from tourist in NYC

New York - A man dressed as Batman was arrested because he attempted to steal money from tourists. The incident happened on Wednesday night in New York City's Times Square.

NYC dousing parks with Monsanto's Roundup despite risks to public

New York City - Despite evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is toxic, it is still the chemical of choice used by New York City's parks department. Spraying of parks, medians and highways with Roundup has increased four-fold since 2011.

Country singer T.G. Sheppard revisits his signature hit Special

From a list of 21 number one singles, one in particular stands out arguably more than any other: "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven." Now, 36 years after it first wowed audiences, T.G. Sheppard has put out a bluegrass version of the song and made a new video.

Nightmare Delta flight sees plane diverted twice

After not one but two diversions and 30 hours of travel time, a Delta Air Lines flight finally arrived at its intended destination of New York City on Tuesday night.

Singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik is feeling 'almost back to normal' Special

The vocalist/composer/mermaid, whom The New York Times has called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon," is to perform a three-date residency at Joe's Pub in New York City starting next month. She discussed the shows and her latest album with Digital Journal.

Chantel Riley: Nala in the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' Special

The young starlet has played Nala in 'The Lion King' for the best part of four years, having previously done it in Germany. In 2015, she took time off to film 'Race,' a new movie about the life and times of athlete Jesse Owens.

A conversation with groundbreaking Broadway star Norm Lewis Special

The Tony nominated actor and singer — the first African American to play the title role in 'Phantom of the Opera' on Broadway — has a number of projects on the go at the present time. He talked to Digital Journal.

Airbnb allegedly purged 1,000+ New York listings to rig survey

New York City - According to a report released Wednesday, Airbnb may have removed over 1,000 listings from its site in order to rig a survey.

Trixie Whitley back doing what she does best Special

The Belgian American singer/songwriter, daughter of the late Chris Whitley, is presently promoting her latest LP 'Porta Bohemica' and writing new songs for her next project. Digital Journal caught up with her.

Keepin' Faith with The Gary Douglas Band Special

A heady mix of classic rock, Americana, country and blues, The Gary Douglas Band have been enjoying quite a bit of success with their second album. Their frontman spoke to Digital Journal.

Afrojack to play Pacha NYC, as one of the venue's final shows

New York - On Jan. 22, electronic dance music (EDM) superstar Afrojack will be performing at Pacha NYC, which will be one of his final performances.

Nursery for rare sand tiger sharks found outside New York City

New York City - In the waters not far from bustling New York City, scientists and veterinarians have made an amazing find in Long Island's Great South Bay: a nursery for sand tiger sharks, scary-looking due to their spiky teeth but usually docile to humans.

NY man, 25, dies in elevator crash

New York - A 25-year-old man is being called a hero in New York City after shoving a woman out of the way of a falling elevator. The young man himself, however, was killed moments later.

FacePalm Friday: Azealia Banks allegedly bit bouncer's boob

New York - On Wednesday, 24-year-old rapper Azealia Banks was arrested in New York City following an incident with bouncers at a nightclub.

Conversing with actor, comedian, writer and novelist Justin Sayre Special

The Pennsylvania-born star never has a problem when it comes to keeping busy. If he's not writing for popular sitcom, '2 Broke Girls,' he's publishing novels or making acute observations about society and its many quirks on his variety show 'The Meeting.'

Review: Gareth Emery masterful at New York City's Terminal 5 Special

New York City - Electronic dance music star Gareth Emery performed a lengthy set at Terminal 5 in New York City, as part of his "Electric for Life" tour.

New York City woman will be your 'mom' for $40 an hour

New York City - New York City is not the most forgiving of places, with its egregious rent prices, competitive job market, and overall density.

New York City restricts access to job seekers' criminal past

New York City - New York City employers can no longer ask about a potential employee's criminal history on a job application. The Fair Chance Act (FCA) was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on June 29 and went into effect on Tuesday, October 27.

Whole Foods will slash 1500 jobs to offer consumers lower prices

Whole Foods Inc. announced on Monday that it is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks in an effort to lower prices and keep up with the competition. The cuts make up about 1.6 of the company's workforce.

Review: Madonna spectacular at Madison Square Garden in New York City Special

New York - On September 16, pop superstar Madonna performed at New York's Madison Square Garden, and she put on a spectacular concert.

Review: Maddie & Tae delight at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City Special

New York - On September 1, country duo Maddie & Tae performed an intimate show at Dylan's Candy Bar in the heart of New York City, for their country listeners.

New York cops kill bystander after undercover gun buy goes bad

Mount Vernon - A bystander was shot and killed by a New York police officer after an undercover gun buy went wrong in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday. The bystander was shot while the officer was chasing a fleeing suspect.

Legionnaires' disease - Significant public health crisis for NYC

New York - Two more people have died in the Bronx, bringing the total number of fatalities to 12 in the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City's history.

Interview: Dyro talks electronic dance music, new label and fans Special

New York - World renowned Dutch DJ and producer Dyro sat down and chatted with Digital Journal prior to his concert at Pacha NYC on July 31.

Review: George Ezra delights at New York City's Terminal 5 Special

On July 28, singer-songwriter George Ezra headlined New York City's Terminal 5, and was successful in his inaugural performance at this venue.
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