Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub is one of New York City’s most celebrated venues for emerging and legendary artists.
Jul 23 '14


April 7, 1983: For the 50th anniversary of the “King Kong” film, a 3,000-pound model was being hoisted onto the Empire State Building once again, but “with a blowout in an armpit” and other problems, the nylon replica ape was a laughingstock, or a disappointment, but not a terror, for millions of metropolitan area residents. Photo: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

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Jul 23 '14

Debbie Reynolds plays a singing and dancing football. One of the best musical numbers ever for sheer, absolute, joyous ridiculouness.

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Jul 22 '14

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Jul 22 '14


Some dancers from my Sketchbooks (Martha Graham studio, Paul Taylor studio, Buglisi Dance Company studio and Julie Kent from American Ballet Theater).

I’m doing some studio cleaning today, can you tell?

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Jul 22 '14

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Jul 22 '14

Billie Joe Armstrong May Be In The Replacements



Billie Joe Armstrong has now played three shows with the legends in The Replacements. It seems like he may be playing more shows with the band as well thanks to a handy-dandy #hashtag. Check out BJA’s Instagram post below after the jump.

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Jul 22 '14

Mary McBride and her band perform a set at Tropeablues in 2012.

McBride is at Joe’s Pub TONIGHT!

The NYC and L.A based Mary McBride Band, which has toured 22 countries in the past three years, will be playing its first hometown gig since 2011. Powerhouse singer McBride and her band, featuring John Kengla on guitar,Greg Beshers on bass, Jon Spurney on keyboards, and Kenny Soule on drums, take the audience on a rollercoaster ride with their fiery blend of country, gospel, blues and old school rock ‘n roll. AMERICAN SONGWRITER calls her live show, “impassioned and inspirational," and HOUSTON PRESS adds, “McBride has huge pipes, writes a mean song, and comes with a band that’s rock-ready.” 

Jul 22 '14
I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, ‘Why?’ I said, ‘Nobody can pronounce it.’ Without missing a beat, she said, ‘If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.’

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Jul 22 '14

Wake Up Madagascar featuring Jaojoby and Razia Said with special guests Saramba and Charles Kely is at Joe’s Pub TONIGHT!

Singer, songwriter and environmental activist Razia Said spent her childhood in the vanilla-growing region of Madagascar’s northeast coast. After years of living abroad, she returned to discover her country’s landscape ravaged by illegal logging, slash and burn agriculture and the impact of climate change. In an effort to raise awareness at the local and international level, Razia organized the Mifohaza Masoala (Wake Up Masoala) music/environmental festival, which took place at the edge of the Masoala Rainforest in October 2011. 

Before the concert local inhabitants planted a total of 20,000 trees. The concert featured some of Madagascar’s most exciting performers, and the festival was a huge success. 

The participants agreed that the next step was to take the music and the message to the world. Last year The Wake Up Madagascar tour showcased the same outstanding musicians and dancers who create an uplifting celebration of Malagasy music. They toured US and Canada to great critical success. Next year they are back with the music that makes Madagascar dance with its heart pounding rhythms, rippling guitars, lush vocal harmonies, bouncy accordion and hip-shaking dance moves. This music represents the soul and spirit of the island. The featured artists of Wake Up Madagascar 2 will be supported by an all-star lineup that will total 12 musicians on stage. The amazing music and dance of Madagascar has never been as important or as critical. 

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Jul 21 '14



killed it.

The Avett Brothers know how to jam! This is a great end to the start of the week. 

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