MET Opera

In a growing list of sexual accusations, it appears we can add an unlikely name to that list.  MET Opera’s James Levine.

Ay. Yi Yi.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Sunday said it was suspending its relationship with longtime conductor … [Read More]

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The attention to detail for this year's Bluefin Bandai Hobby Star Wars line is incredible

(By Gene Yraola)

Over time, Bluefin became one of the de-facto distributors of hobbyist toys this side of the Pacific, mainly for its carrying of brands ranging from Dragon Ball Z, Power Rangers, and most notably Star Wars. Last year, … [Read More]

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NYCC Cosplay

(by Gene Yraola)

After a month of covering the world’s biggest fashion weeks (NY, London, Paris, etc) – how refreshing it was to come across NY Comic and experience a level of fashion design completely unexpected.

Understandable these are patrons … [Read More]

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The White Violin

(By Gene Yraola)

NY Comic Con 2017 officially ended over the weekend to much fanfare and no shortage of fans dressing up as their favorite heroes. With classical musicians having such unique personalities, it begs to question why major publishers … [Read More]

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Dr Who NYCC 2017

(By Brian Davidson)

For what seemed like a storied legacy as the twelfth doctor, it has surprisingly only been a relatively short tenure of three years for Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who. Yet despite the somewhat brief period, Capaldi has … [Read More]

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final fantasy vi opera

(by Gene Yraola)

Now that a legendary staple amongst 16-bit enthusiasts will once again be brought to the mainstream attention with the release of the SNES Mini Classic today, its time to look at one of the game’s most revolutionary … [Read More]

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Akira

(By Gene Yraola)

Considered by many to be a historically significant moment in film-making, Akira, a groundbreaking Japanese anime, was known not only for its neo-apocalyptic story-telling and vivid art style, but also for its wildly-imaginative music score. Released in … [Read More]

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Jay-Z Carnegie Hall

(By Gene Yraola)

Having a supporting orchestra arrangement can more often than not create a more grandeur atmosphere to any non-classical song.  Let’s take a look back at some of the most notable non-classical/orchestra mashups in the last two decades:… [Read More]

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clair de lune

(By Brian Davidson)

In all the celebration of Debussy’s 153rd birthday yesterday, many have forgotten that his most iconic piece, “Clair de lune” was originally meant to be in Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia.

Fully animated and completed in … [Read More]

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Wii Music fail

(By Brian Davidson)

The year was 2008. Before the advent of mobile “quickie” games like Angry Birds and Flabby Bird, the Nintendo Wii was the king of “casual” games. Mostly known as shovelware to hardcore gamers, Nintendo sought to bring … [Read More]

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