Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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Take Me Back To Chicago

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers return to the road and plan 2022 album When the great COVID-19 lockdown slammed the brakes on the entire live music industry, like every other touring act, Chicago and its...

Jason Mraz Gets Into A Positive Groove

New songs take singer-songwriter down a reggae path With a nation still divided in the aftermath of a contentious presidential election topped off by a year-and-a-half long pandemic, positivity is something that is both in need...

Jason Mraz’s Fave Reggae Artists

Jason Mraz’s current album, Look For the Good, found him achieving his dream of recording a reggae record where he could, “...sing over tasty grooves, reverberated snares and sticky echoed-out pockets.” Working with Easy Star...

Operating At The Crossroads Of Reality And Fiction

What does an extremely accomplished scientist, cardiologist and inventor do when he wants to indulge his passion for art, jazz and writing? If you’re Dr. Todd Cohen, you jump off from penning medical articles and...

The Black Crowes Take Flight Again

When Chris and Rich Robinson made the November 2019 announcement that the Black Crowes were reuniting, it represented a reconciliation between the siblings after the band was blown up in 2015. The plan was to...

Rich Robinson’s Black Crowes Cover Faves

When it comes to bands that have a deep appreciation and reverence for rock and roll history, The Black Crowes have always been unabashed about their passion and devotion to the genre. Founded by brothers...

Long Island’s Harvest Of Shame

New book captures horrific migrant camp culture When author Mark Torres embarked on writing Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust For Blood back in 2019, he was unaware he’d be researching a culture likened to a...

Closing Out A Career Of Helping Others

Guidance Center executive director retires after 45 years When Andrew Malekoff retires in July, it will have been after spending his entire 45-year career at Roslyn’s North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center. When he arrived...

Bringing Media Literacy To The Masses And Statehouse

As partisanship continues to create a deep ideological chasm in the United States, an informed population may be the only way to bridge divides. According to the politically neutral advocacy nonprofit Media Literacy Now (MLN),...

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Calendar of Events, June 16-27

Here is a sampling of the happenings in the Long Island Weekly coverage area. Wednesday, June 16 Bird Walk Hosted by the North Shore Audubon Society at...

From Greece, With Love

When Maria Zoitas immigrated from Greece to America in the 1970s, she knew she wanted to bring with her a piece of her heritage....

Gardens of Eden

Have you ever wondered how Long Island came to be? How the “residential park phenomenon” and historic communities of Glen Cove, Oyster Bay, Garden...

Woodmere Homeowner Assaulted, Robbed

Police are looking for the man who assaulted and robbed a 69-year-old Woodmere woman in her home on August 22. Police say at 2:12 p.m.,...

Etiquette On And Off The Golf Course

From beginning to end, here are some universal etiquette tips to keep in mind during a round of golf. When you arrive: Remember, caddie programs are...
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