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Phillip Phillips' New Album Available for Pre-Order, "GMA" Performance Confirmed

19 Entertainment/Interscope RecordsPhillip Phillips has now released more details of his sophomore album, Behind the Light, which is due May 19, and he’s booked a major TV appearance to boot.

A deluxe digital version of the disc is available for pre-order now, and those who take advantage of that deal will receive an instant download of a new song, “Fly.” The deluxe edition of Behind the Light features three additional songs: “My Boy,” “Don’t Trust Me” and “Armless Crawler.”

On May 20, the day after the album hits stores, Phillip will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America. As previously reported, Phillip will kick off a tour with the band O.A.R. on June 12 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Behind-the-scenes footage of Phillip shooting the video for his current single, “Raging Fire,” is now available to watch on Vevo.

Here’s the standard track list for Behind the Light:

“Raging Fire”
“Lead On”
“Alive Again”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Fool for You”
“Unpack Your Heart”
“Midnight Sun”

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Celine Dion Releasing Live CD/DVD of Last Year's Quebec Concert

CNW Group/Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.Celine Dion fans who weren’t able to attend the massive concert she gave last year in Quebec, Canada will now be able to experience it for themselves, thanks to a new CD/DVD package documenting the moment.

The concert, which took place July 27, 2013, featured Celine performing her hits — mostly her French ones — for a crowd of more than 40,000. The show was dubbed, Céline…Une Seule Fois [oon suhl fwah] or, in English, Celine…One Night Only. The package, available May 19, includes a DVD or Blu-ray, plus two live CDs, featuring four bonus tracks from the shows that Celine did in Paris last year.

While French songs dominate, you can enjoy live versions of favorites like “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” “The Power of Love,” “All By Myself,” “Love Can Move Mountains,” “River Deep, Mountain High” and, of course, “My Heart Will Go On,” as well as two songs from Celine’s most recent album: “Loved Me Back to Life” and “Water and a Flame.”

Check out for all the details, as well as special offers on ordering.

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Michael Buble Announces New U.S. Tour Leg, Deluxe Version of Album Coming

Image Courtesy Michael Buble via InstagramMichael Buble has added a final U.S. leg of shows to his To Be Loved world tour, starting with two shows in July at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.

This final leg will wrap up August 3 in Austin, Texas. Each market will have its own ticket on-sale date. In a statement, Michael said, “This tour continues to be a phenomenal ride with fantastic audiences everywhere. I’m thrilled to be back in the States to wrap up these last few shows.”

To go along with the final shows, Michael is issuing a deluxe edition of To Be Loved, which will be available on iTunes on April 29. If downloads aren’t your thing, you can pre-order a physical version on starting on April 23. The deluxe edition features three bonus tracks: a version of the Ronnettes’ “Be My Baby,” a new “swing mix” of the hit “It’s a Beautiful Day” and Michael’s take on the standard “Melancholy Baby.” In addition, the package features a 30-minute “making of” feature on the album.

Here are the new dates:

7/7 — New …read more

Kelly Clarkson's Baby Bump on Display During Easter Boating Outing

Justin Lubin/NBCEver since Kelly Clarkson announced she was expecting, glimpses of her baby bump have been rare. But this past weekend, she was out and about with her pregnant belly definitely on display.

US Weekly has photos of Kelly on a boating outing with her husband Brandon Blackstock and his family, including his stepmother, country superstar Reba McEntire. She was wearing black leggings, flip-flops and a long salmon-colored tunic with a black and white bow printed on the belly. Later, she wore a white top which showed off her belly even more.

That same day, Kelly and her group were spotted dining at a Cracker Barrel restaurant, according to the magazine. “Happy Easter everybody! We celebrated on the lake today. Loving the sun, family and friends!” she tweeted.

It’s not clear exactly when Kelly and Brandon are expecting their baby girl, though she announced in November that she was expecting. Earlier this month, she tweeted, “There’s something very cool yet very creepy about a baby moving inside your belly. Regardless, I’m pretty sure she’s gonna be a gymnast.”

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Sara Bareilles' Heart Is "Soaked with Excitement" over New Musical

Credit: Danny Clinch2014 has already been pretty memorable for Sara Bareilles: she attended the Grammys, where she was nominated for two awards and got to perform with music legend Carole King; she teamed with VH1 for a new initiative to bring instruments to schools; and she appeared on Live from the Artists’ Den. Now, she’s deep into her most challenging project yet: writing songs for a stage musical.

“It’s really exciting. We’re doing a stage adaptation of the film Waitress, and there’s some incredible collaborators on board,” she tells ABC News Radio. “And so when I was approached to try this I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing but I’m really curious. So, gimme a shot. If it doesn’t work out, let me know!’”

Sara’s currently in New York City hard at work on the project, and she tweeted, “Oh boy. My heart is soaked with excitement. Watching this musical start to take shape is insanely gratifying and precious.” She also shared a photo of a reading, adding, “It’s happppppppppennning.” She added a string of hashtags, including, “#waitress,” “#musicals,” “#singing,” “#people,” “#stuff,” …read more

Lady Gaga Gets Wisdom Teeth Removed Ahead of Tour Kickoff

Image Courtesy Lady Gaga via TwitterShe wouldn’t be able to sing with her mouth all swollen, so that’s why Lady Gaga has decided to get her wisdom teeth removed before her tour launches next month.

“Wisdom teeth out,” the singer tweeted, adding, in a parody of her song “Poker Face,” “P-p-Percocet p-p-Percocet.” Percocet is a powerful painkiller.

She then posted a selfie showing herself in bed, looking sad and clutching a stuffed animal. “Chipmunk Cheeks,” she wrote. “Wisdom Teeth out before tour. I can’t eat. I’m gonna put some meatballs in a blender.”

Gaga’s artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball kicks off May 4 in Sunrise, Florida.

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John Legend Executive-Producing Documentary-Style Dance Movie

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCJohn Legend is teaming up with Step Up: All In writer John Swetnam to create a new coming-of-age dance flick, titled Breaking Through.

Deadline reports their upcoming project will mix two movie subgenres — dance movies and found footage — to create a “documentary-style drama for the YouTube generation.” John will serve as an executive producer, while Swetman will make his feature directorial debut.

The independent film will begin casting and filming this summer.

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Sarah McLachlan to Headline "ELLE's" Women in Music Concert, Books TV Appearances

Verve RecordsSarah McLachlan usually keeps things low-key, but she’s planning on making herself very visible in the coming weeks to promote her new album Shine On, her first collection of new material since 2010.

First, Sarah is set to headline ELLE magazine’s 5th annual Women in Music Concert Celebration, which is taking place April 22 in Hollywood. Among the stars who’ll be attending: Phillip Phillips, Glee star Melissa Benoist, actress Anna Kendrick, Olympian and Dancing with the Stars contestant Meryl Davis, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and more.

Next, Sarah has booked a slew of TV appearances around the album’s May 6 release date. She’ll appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on May 5, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon May 7 and ABC’s The View on May 8.

When you pre-order Shine On from iTunes or Amazon, you’ll get an instant download of Sarah’s new single “In Your Shoes.”

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Train Releasing New Single in June, New Album in September

PRNewsFoto/Daytona International SpeedwayThere’s lots of stuff happening right now in the Train yard. A day after the band announced that they’d be doing another installment of their Sail Across the Sun fan cruise next year, they’ve revealed that fans can expect a new single in June, with a new album coming in September.

The band revealed the news on Twitter, and singer Pat Monahan further elaborated on the band’s new music in his blog, saying he was happy with the material they’ve come up with.

“There are some good ones,” he said of the new Train songs. “I’m starting to get excited. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this way. This record has clawed at my soul, brought loss, change and periods of trouble and illness. But here I stand and I say that this thing might be the best I’ve done. Definitely the best that I can do right now. That’s always the goal.”

Train’s new album will be the follow-up to 2012′s California 37, which produced the hits “Drive-By” and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.”

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Train's Sail Across the Sun Fan Cruise Is Returning in 2015

Trainline.comThe guys in Train had such a good time this past February on their first Sail Across the Sun fan cruise that they’re doing it again next year — and you can sign up now for all the fun.

Train’s second annual Sail Across the Sun cruise will leave from Miami on February 13, 2015, and visit Key West and Great Stirrup Key before returning to Miami on February 17. You can register for the cruise pre-sale now at, and on that same website, you can watch a video documenting what went down this past year on the cruise to get you psyched up for next year.

Last year’s cruise featured musical guests like Matt Nathanson, Michael Franti and John Oates of Hall & Oates, and there was also a food and wine component, with tastings, and famous TV chefs like Jonathan Waxman and Aarón Sánchez giving cooking demonstrations. Of course, there were also plenty of chances to get up-close-and-personal with the members of Train themselves, and see the band perform in intimate settings.

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Get a Sneak Preview of Katy Perry's New Collection for Claire's

Claire’s Stores Inc.Katy Perry‘s PRISM collection of fashion accessories will debut at Claire’s stores and online on May 15, but if you want a sneak preview, just head on over to the store’s European Twitter feed.

Katy’s line was officially launched in London on Tuesday, and video and photos from all the fashion reporters and bloggers who attended are all over the @ClairesEurope Twitter feed right now.

The photos reveal necklaces, bracelets and earrings with PRISM designs and themes, as well as notebooks, phone covers and more. There are also rings and bracelets that spell out ROAR across your fingers and wrists.

A note on the Claire’s Facebook page has a few more images, as well as the message, “Are you roaring about the #KatyPerryPRISMCollection yet? Katy Perry wants to see you in these pieces at her Prismatic World Tour. The collection officially arrives in-store and online on May 15!

Katy’s Prismatic World Tour gets underway next month in Northern Ireland.

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Got $10,000? You Could Meet Bruno Mars Backstage

Ray Mickshaw / FOXBruno Mars‘ Moonshine Jungle tour hits New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on July 14, and if you’ve got the cash, you just might be able to hang with the singer backstage.

Bruno has teamed up with the website to auction off four tickets for the show, as well as backstage access after the show; that’s where you’ll get a chance to meet Bruno in person. The only downside? You’ll have to get yourself to New York and pay for your own hotel.

Bidding for the auction closes on April 29, and when we last checked, the highest bid was already up to a whopping 10 grand. It’s sure to go higher still.

The money from the auction will go to the Stephen Gaynor School, an independent, non-profit New York City school for students with learning disabilities.

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Passenger Announces North American Summer Tour

Credit: Shervin LainezFollowing the global success of the song “Let Her Go,” Passenger — the singer/songwriter born Mike Rosenberg — is getting ready to release his new album, Whispers, on June 10. Now, he’s announced a North American headlining tour in support of the disc.

The tour gets underway August 2 in Atlanta, and wraps up September 14 in San Diego. Tickets go on sale April 15.

Passenger has also been nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: Top New Artist, Top Rock Artist, and Top Rock Song, for “Let Her Go.”

Here are the tour dates:

8/2 — Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre
8/3 — Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
8/5 — Charlotte, NC, Amos’ Southend
8/6 — Washington, D.C., Echostage
8/8 — Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
8/10 — New York, NY, Central Park Summerstage
8/13 — Boston, MA, House of Blues
8/14 — Montreal, QC, Metropolis
8/16 — Toronto, ON, The Sound Academy
8/17 — Detroit, MI, St. Andrew Hall
8/19 — Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall
8/20 — Indianapolis, IN, Deluxe , Old National Center
8/22 — Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre
8/24 — Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
8/30 — Austin, TX, Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
8/31 — Dallas, TX, House of Blues
9/3 — Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
9/6 — Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
9/7 — Vancouver, BC, Malkin Bowl
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Billy Joel's Daughter Recovering After Collapsing on Stage

Image Courtesy Alexa Ray Joel via InstagramBilly Joel‘s daughter Alexa Ray Joel has been having a rough time lately. First, she had to deny rumors that she’d had plastic surgery. Now, she’s ended up in the hospital after collapsing on stage.

As People magazine reports, Alexa was performing at New York’s Cafe Carlyle over the weekend when she passed out on stage. She was rushed to the emergency room and diagnosed with a condition called vasovagal syncope, in which the blood temporarily stops flowing to the brain. However, it’s not a serious condition, and doesn’t require any treatment.

In a statement, Alexa tells People, “I wanted to thank everyone for coming out to support me. I was excited and determined to fulfill my final performance and I really wanted to end my run with a bang, but this was not what I had in mind and hope I have the opportunity to make it up to the wonderful audience very soon. Thanks for all the concern.”

The night of the collapse, Alexa had previously announced from the stage that she wasn’t feeling well because she’d …read more

Train to Rock Tortuga Music Festival on Saturday

RocktheOcean.comTrain is currently working on a new album, but that doesn’t mean they can’t leave the studio every once in a while to play some live music. The band is one of the headliners for the two-day Tortuga Music Festival, taking place this Saturday and Sunday on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Train, who will perform Saturday, is one of the very few pop acts on the bill: it’s a mostly country music lineup, with acts like Eric Church, Billy Currington and Brett Eldredge. The festival is essentially a charity event designed to benefit the Rock the Ocean Foundation, which raises awareness of issues affecting the world’s oceans.

Train frontman Pat Monahan tells USA Today, “Playing music is what I love to do. I don’t know how to do anything else, so if the occasion arises that I can raise awareness and a little bit of money, [I will]. I’m on the water as often as I can be. We need the ocean more than it needs us.”

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John Legend Schedules Intimate L.A. Charity Concert

PR NewswireGood news for John Legend fans: The singer will give an intimate concert in Los Angeles on April 21. Bad news for John Legend fans: You have to be a Citi ThankYou card member to attend.

The concert, at the Emerson Theatre in L.A., will benefit Teach for America, a nonprofit organization that supports educational equality by recruiting teachers to educate kids in low-income communities in the U.S. Tickets to the show go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. PT at; they cost $100 each.

“Performing in an intimate setting is special for both me and my fans,” John says in a statement.

John will be performing in a much larger setting next month, when he takes the stage at the Billboard Music Awards, airing live on ABC from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 18.

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Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga Duets Album Finally Arriving in September

Credit: Kelsey BennettIt’s been delayed a number of times, but now, Tony Bennett says his duets album with Lady Gaga will definitely be released in September. In fact, Bennett tells that the album, Cheek to Cheek, will be released before the Grammy Awards eligibility deadline of September 30.

The disc, which features him and Gaga teaming up on jazz standards, was supposed to come out in January; then it was moved to March. The delays, according to, had to do with the desire to have the album released well after Gaga’s latest album, ARTPOP, and after her tour, which starts next month, is complete. This way, she’ll be free to make TV appearances alongside Bennett to promote the album.

“Wait ’til you hear her voice,” the legendary crooner told the website, talking about Gaga. “She’s a real singer.”

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Katy Perry Gets Sweet, Phillip Phillips Gets Painted in New Videos for "Birthday" and "Raging Fire"

Capitol RecordsKaty Perry and Phillip Phillips both have some new eye candy for their fans over at VEVO: Phillip has released the official video for his new single, “Raging Fire,” while Katy has premiered the lyric video for her new single, “Birthday.”

Katy’s video is literally eye candy: It was filmed at Duff’s Cakemix, a bakery, cafe and studio owned by Ace of Cakes chef Duff Goldman. The video spells out the lyrics of the song on a variety of sweet treats, including cakes, cake batter, icing, cookies, candy and cupcakes. At the end, we see Katy herself, in chef’s whites, putting the finishing touches on a cake with lit candles that spell out “Happy Birthday.” Her hair is an odd mix of black and orange.

“Birthday” is the latest single from Katy’s album PRISM.

Meanwhile, in the video for “Raging Fire,” Phillip is shown walking around outside playing his guitar in a variety of different cityscapes, and that’s intercut with shots of him lying on a huge sheet of paper while a team paints a design around him in red, blue, gold …read more

Bruno Mars to Headline NYC's 2014 Robin Hood Benefit

John Paul Filo/CBSFirst, Bruno Mars was announced as the headliner of Brad Pitt’s semi-annual charity event in New Orleans. Now, word comes that he’ll also be the headliner at this year’s Robin Hood Foundation gala, which raises money to fight poverty in New York City.

According to Bloomberg News, Bruno will perform at the May 12 event at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center. Former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will also be part of the lineup. The co-chairs of the event include Live with Kelly & Michael host Michael Strahan and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Tickets for the event start at $3,000, which may be one reason why last year’s event raised nearly $80 million bucks. Of course, last year’s lineup also had something to do with it: it included Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting and U2′s Bono.

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Justin Timberlake Announces New North American Dates for 20/20 Experience World Tour

ABC/Randy HolmesNeed more JT in your life? You got it. Justin Timberlake has just announced that his 20/20 Experience World tour is returning to North America this fall for yet another run of shows.

Tickets for the new leg of the tour, which kicks off November 20 in Portland, Oregon, go on sale Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Members of Justin’s fan club, The Tennessee Kids, will get access to a pre-sale that starts on Tuesday. Visit The Tennesee Kids/ to register for the fan club and grab the access code. MasterCard holders can get a crack at the tickets starting April 9.

Justin’s tour is currently in the U.K. and will then head to Europe and the Middle East before coming back to the U.S. for more dates this summer. In August, he’ll go back to Europe, then visit Australia before returning to North America for these newly-announced dates.

Here are JT’s new tour dates:

11/20 — Portland, OR, MODA Center
11/22 — Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
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Taylor Swift Buys NYC Penthouse for Nearly $20 Million

ABC/Richard HarbaughThere’s been much speculation over the past week as to whether or not Taylor Swift really laid out close to $20 million for a swanky New York City residence. Well, E! News has confirmed that the singer did, in fact, splash out on a fancy penthouse — two of them, in fact.

According to E!, Taylor spent $19.9 million to buy not one but two penthouse apartments in a building in New York’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Together, they total more than 8,000 square feet. By comparison, the mansion she purchased in Rhode Island last year for close to $18 million was just 3,000 square feet larger.

Taylor’s new Manhattan neighbors include Beyonce and Jay Z and Gwyneth Paltrow, according to E!. The singer’s been spotted out and about in the Big Apple over the last two weeks, shopping and hanging out with friends.

Despite owning residences in Los Angeles, Rhode Island and, now, New York, Taylor recently told Time magazine that Nashville, where she also owns a condo, will always be her real “home.” She says she likes it because she’s not bothered by paparazzi as she …read more

Celine Dion Slashes Price on Florida Mansion to a Mere $62.5 Million

CelineDion.comCeline Dion made headlines last year when she put her enormous mansion in Jupiter, Florida on sale for an astonishing $72.5 million. Well, that was just crazy, so the diva has now slashed the price…to a low, low $62.5 million.

According to the Florida website, the 10,000-square-foot property, which boasts its own water park, has been assessed for $18 million. But the realtor who listed the home originally said that the original $72.5 million asking price was pretty much what Celine and her husband Rene Angelil spent to buy the property and develop it to their liking.

In addition to the water park, the home boasts 415 feet of oceanfront property, a main house, and five pavilions, with a total of 13 bedrooms. There’s also a golf course, a pool house, a beach house with a massage room and even a simulated golf range. Celine’s an avid golfer, and if you bought this house, your neighbors would include golf legends Tiger Woods and Greg Norman.

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Win a Chance to Attend Maroon 5's Exclusive NYC Concert for American Express

Tyler Golden/NBCMaroon 5 is partnering with American Express: the band will help the company launch its new AmEx Every Day credit card by performing an exclusive concert in New York City in June.

The June 20 show will be part of a three-day event “inspired” by the card called the “Epic EveryDay Getaway,” running from June 18 through the 21st. While you’ll be able to watch the concert via live stream, 50 lucky winners and their guests will attend the show in person. All you need to do to enter is visit and share a selfie or a photo, along with a caption, that celebrates the spirit of Mother’s Day, which falls on that particular weekend.

Submissions will be accepted for the next 20 days, and the 50 winners will be announced in time for Mother’s Day. All the details are at the website.

So far, Maroon 5 hasn’t announced any official tours for 2014, though they will be performing at the Greenbrier Classic, a golf tournament that takes place from June 30 through July 6 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Maroon 5 will …read more

Jordin Sparks' New Movie Gets Oct. 3 Release Date

ABC/Richard HarbaughLeft Behind, the Christian drama that’ll mark Jordin Sparks‘ next movie appearance, will be released on October 3, Variety reports.

In addition to Jordin, the movie stars Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Lea Thompson. It’s about what happens to the passengers on a plane that’s in the air during the Rapture, a moment that Christians believe will result in one group of people leaving Earth to go to heaven, while another group is “left behind” on Earth.

In the movie, millions of people around the world vanish, and Cage, who plays the pilot, must deal with a damaged plane and terrified passengers, while wondering what happened to his family on the ground.

The movie was shot last summer, and Jordin plays Shasta Carvell, a passenger on the plane. This will be her third movie, after Sparkle and The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. According to IMDB, she’s got another movie in the works called The Grace of Jake.

As for her music career, Jordin can be heard on Talk Dirty, the new album from her boyfriend Jason Derulo, which is due out April 15. The two collaborate on …read more

Lady Gaga Kicks Off Seven-Night Stand at NYC's Roseland Ballroom with Hit-Packed Birthday Show

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Lady Gaga celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday by performing onstage in her favorite city — New York — at one of her favorite venues: the legendary Roseland Ballroom. The club will close its doors forever when she completes a seven-night run of shows there April 7th. Friday night’s hour-long show featured many costume changes — six, according to the New York Daily News – as well as the singer’s biggest hits.

The paper reports that in tribute to the venue, all of Gaga’s outfits incorporated roses in some way, and E! reports that she made her entrance wearing a nude bodysuit with roses strategically covering her naughty bits. According to the News, Gaga opened the show with a dramatic ballad version of “Born This Way,” during which she threw in the lyrics, “I love the Roseland.”

According to the New York Post, her onstage set decor included a mock New York City subway train, and various neon signs. One of them, “176 Stanton Street,” is the address of the building on the Lower East Side where the …read more