Coffee shop by day, wine bar by night, Cocoa Bar (19 Clinton St.) is the best of both worlds. My first visit was at night. The velvet drapes and simple furniture were a cozy backdrop to a friend’s small birthday get together. We chose to sit at the café bar where reds, whites and a variety of beer are served alongside coffee, espresso drinks and lattes. Some nights, live music sets the tone as patrons mingle, relax and enjoy the company of those around them.
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Move over gaudy and obvious celebrity bus tours of LA, London has an altogether more discrete approach.
Known for his brilliant takes on songs by everyone from The Beatles to Cole Porter and Radiohead to Paul Simon, Gershwin and others, Brad Mehldau will be performing a special concert at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 22.
The Savoy reopened its doors on Sunday, October 10, 2010 signifying a new era of luxury to begin.
One of this year’s most eagerly anticipated openings, The Savoy has been undergoing one of the most ambitious restorations in British history.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, some of Miami’s top real estate professionals joined Fortune International at the Icon Brickell for a Beatles-inspired cocktail party.
The evening was hosted by the Icon’s Sales Director, David Staples, who held the event to celebrate Fortune’s sales successes at Icon Brickell. Since June 1, they’ve sold more than 130 condos. Ten of those residences closed on the day of the celebration, which made for an even 50% of Icon Brickell residences sold in total.
The trend of performing whole albums live — Brian Wilson performing the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Cheap Trick and friends assailing the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper – is becoming so widespread as to lose its impact. But this one is just cool. On September 30, John Cale, classically-trained one-time member of the seminal Velvet Underground, will perform his 1973 album Paris 1919 in its entirety, accompanied by members of the UCLA Philharmonia as well as his own band.
If you are of the belief that they just don’t make good music anymore, you’re in luck. On Sept. 21 Carlos Santana will release Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, which features a reworking of the best songs from Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Doors, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and more.
Carlos Santana chose his resident resort, Hard Rock Hotel, as the spot to debut his new album with producing legend Clive Davis. The duo hosted a private VIP listening event at Vanity Nightclub inside Hard Rock Hotel last night to reveal Guitar Heaven… The Greatest Guitar Classics of All by playing eight tracks. Santana collaborated with india.arie, Gavin Rossdale and Chris Daughtry, who were also there to support the album’s launch, on three of the tracks.
Singer Matt Goss certainly had an exciting weekend in Vegas. On Friday night, singer-songwriter Mýa attended his headliner show at Caesars Palace. She joined Goss on stage for the newly added piano element to the show and sang The Beatles classic “Let it Be.” On Saturday, Goss gave his British fans reason to crash his Web site. He announced a return show at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London on Oct. 19.
Aside from football, music acts are arguably one the UK’s best exports. With homegrown rock bands and pop stars known by fans the world over, many go on to conduct sell out world tours. Still it’s the venues back here in the UK, and more importantly those in the nation’s capital, that helped launch these stars and makes attending live concerts something of an rite of passage for London’s teens. Chances are you are no longer a teen but live music is some of London’s iconic venues has to be experienced—if only once. Marie Teather chooses five of the best known.