Sorry Guys. We’re a little late with this one but the weekend is young. WCBS-FM (101.1) is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a DJ Reunion Weekend. Check the source link for the announcement and lineup.
Don’t count out former NYS Governor Eliot Spitzer just yet. His CNN show fizzled but NY1 will bring him on board as a “Wiseguy” beginning July 10. Spitzer will join former Mayor Koch and former Senator D’Amato on Inside City Hall each Tuesday at 7 PM and 10 PM.
Spitzer recently replaced Keith Olbermann as host of Viewpoint on Current TV. He will continue to host that show. Source
NBC News won the worst boss award last week for the way they handled Ann Curry’s termination as Matt Lauer’s Today co-host. Despite a week of media speculation Curry gamely showed up and faced the camera each day.
On Thursday Curry gave a tearful farewell to her viewers. On Friday Savannah Guthrie assumed the throne, although the new team won’t officially rollout until July 9. Guthrie began to co-host the third hour of Today last June. She’s also the show’s chief legal correspondent.
Ann Curry has accepted a multiyear deal as international correspondent and anchor-at-large for NBC News. We can expect to see her when she covers the Summer Olympics in London this month. Source
Central Park SummerStage kicked off this month. Quite a few free concerts are lined up. The source link maps to the official schedule. Check it out. Source
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend the NYC Street Fairs events are listed below. Check the source link for the full schedule which runs through November 12. Have fun!
Friday, June 22: (10 AM – 4 PM)
Grand Central Summer Festival
43rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenue
Saturday, June 23: (10 AM – 6 PM)
Sixth Avenue Summerfest
Avenue of the Americas between 34th and 42nd Streets
Sunday, June 24: (10 AM – 6 PM)
Times Square Block Party
46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
We know what you’re searching for. You want to know where the WBLS Free Concerts are this summer. You can believe some mighty fine acts are lined up. The July schedule is provided below. The source link maps to the official WBLS schedule for additional information.
July 10: (Crotona Park)
. Chubb Rock
. Kurtis Blow
. DJ Bent Roc
July 18: (Queensbridge Park)
. Big Daddy Kane
. Marley Marl
July 24: (Springfield Park)
. Full Force
. Force MD’s
. Johnny Kemp
. Jeff Redd
. MeLisa Morgan
July 25: (Springfield Park)
. Le Andria Johnson
. Trinitee 57
. Brian Courtney Wilson
. Amber Bullock
July 26: (Springfield Park)
Tyson on Broadway (6-19-2012)
Iron Mike Tyson did so well with his one-man Las Vegas show that he and Spike Lee will bring it to Broadway. Lee will direct Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. The limited engagement will begin July 31. With new shows added it now runs through August 12.
Tyson’s wife KiKi scripted the autobiographical Las Vegas show. She came up with the idea after seeing Chazz Palminteri’s one-man show. Source
Last Friday NBC Channel 4 News gave newly-fired Sue Simmons a touching farewell, after 32 years co-anchoring the news with Chuck Scarborough. On Monday night viewers received the unofficial announcement of her replacement when Shiba Russell showed up to co-anchor the 11 PM News.
Ms. Russell joined NBC News last year. The former New Jersey resident’s first TV jobs were with News 12. Several media references have described her as a younger, lower-paid version of Sue Simmons. Source
Former talk show host Arsenio Hall is a man with a plan. The 2012 Celebrity Apprentice champ entered the competition with hopes of returning to the chat circuit. It worked. His new CBS Television Distribution talk show will begin in the fall of 2013.
The syndicated show will air at 11 PM on 17 Tribune stations including WPIX in the New York market. Source
R&B songstress Natalie Cole will perform at Lehman College in the Bronx this coming Sunday, June 24. Ms. Cole had a kidney transplant several years ago. She said she was in pretty bad shape last year but she’s doing much better now.
The source link maps to Natalie Cole’s concert page on the Lehman website for additional information. Source