concerts

The Doctor Is In the House

by John Platt

It's been two months since Mardi Gras and less than two weeks until Jazzfest, but you can find a taste of The Big Easy in Brooklyn this weekend in the third part of Dr. John's "Insides Out" residency at BAM, "Funky But It's Nu Awlins."

Fathers & Sons

by John Platt

This week the Sunday Breakfast celebrates Easter and Passover and the release of Adam Cohen's new CD. Adam will be my guest in Studio A, performing songs and relating what it's like to be the son of an icon, Leonard Cohen. Apparently he had something of an epiphany at the dinner table, with his son on one side and his father on the other, as he realized he wanted to make an album worthy of his father's legacy. The result was Like a Man, an album of intimate, authentic songs from start to finish.

Because the Night Belongs to Bruce, The Night Belongs to Us

by John Platt

With a recording of "Big Boss Man" playing on the P.A., Bruce Springsteen and the expanded 17-piece E Street Band took the stage Tuesday night at the IZOD Center at the Meadowlands for the first New York area concert of his current tour - "the Romp in the Swamp," as Bruce put it. Clearly, Bruce was feeling at home, and the crowd was thrilled to welcome him back.