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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Time To Make The Donuts

Friday, June 6 is officially National Donut Day. So it’s no surprise, that companies associated with these trans-fat belly bombs are hitching their wagons to this event that’s a favorite for carb lovers everywhere.

Check It Out: May 7-13

May 10 & 11 NYC HAIM @ Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St. 8 p.m. $25. 212-582-6600 www.terminal5nyc.com With their surname doubling as the group name, sisters Danielle, Alana and Este somehow managed to mix the disparate influence of Fleetwood Mac, Destiny’s Child and ’80s synth-pop

Broken Bells: Finding Dream Pop After The Disco

Two Great Tastes That Go Together

St. Paul & The Broken Bones: A New Soul Sensation

Going To Church At The Altar Of Muscle Shoals

Joan Osborne: Changing It Up Just A Bit With Love and Hate

With her rich vocals and knack for belting out R&B, be it her own material or the string of covers she’s done on recent albums, it’s also nice when Joan Osborne decides to change things up a bit. Such is the case with her eighth studio album.

Getting Lost In The Stacks At The Strand

For hip-hop fans, eight miles may bring to mind the stretch of street in Detroit’s Mile Road System. But for a generation of readers, it’s a direct reference to the amount of bookshelves Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George F. Will was alluding to in a ‘70s column he was writing about the Strand.



Michael McDonald’s Fave Singing Pianists

Few artists this side of Daryl Hall possess the kind of rich, blue-eyed soul phrasing that Michael McDonald possesses. In addition to having an...

Nassau Legislators Repeal Speed Cameras

Members of the Nassau County Legislature voted unanimously, on Dec. 15, to repeal the use of speed cameras in school zones around the county....

The Princess Anastasia Finds Her Home On Broadway

Christy Altomare and Derek Klena star in the romantic and heartwarming legend of Anastasia Gorgeous, sweeping and grand, the recent Broadway production of Anastasia is a...

Series Of MLK, Jr. Celebrations Planned

Nassau County will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weekend of programs in celebration of his life. The Dr....

Crooner’s Classic Dozen: Top 12 Frank Sinatra Albums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfQnc08dNng During the 82 years that Frank Sinatra was drawing breath, his recording output was prolific, stretching from his 1946 debut, The Voice of Frank...