NBC kicks off the 2012 Toyota Concert Series on Today this Friday. R&B king Usher is first in the free concerts lineup. We posted a link to the NBC website for additional information including the full schedule and instructions if you want to be in the audience. Just a few featured artists are listed below.
Free Concerts (Partial List)
. May 18: Usher
. May 25: Pitbull
. June 8: Chris Brown
. June 15: Justin Bieber
. June 29: Maroon 5
. July 6: Flo Rida
Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery pays homage to one of New York’s own with “In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits From the Harry Warnecke Studio.” The photographer was a Daily News cameraman during the 1930′s when he raised the bar and began to produce color photos of celebrities.
Twenty-four of Warnecke’s celebrity portraits are on display in Washington, DC until September 9. One source link below maps to the National Portrait Gallery website where you can find additional information. The other maps to a slide show of Warnecke’s celebrity photos.
It’s official. The MTA No. 2 and 5 subway lines have the most delay-generating incidents. This is based on thousands of email alerts sent to riders in 2011. The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign analyzed the data for us. Check the source links to see how your subway line measures up.
We’re nearly halfway through the Fastrack 2012 Service Change Schedule for the MTA subway maintenance program. The partial-line closures affect the 6 Avenue, 7 Avenue, 8 Avenue and Lexington Avenue subway lines. The source link maps to the full schedule so you can see when your line will be affected. Source