Dave Gil de Rubio

In addition to being editor of theNassau Observer, 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), New York Press Association (NYPA) and Fair Media Council (FMC).

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Steve Berlin’s Fave Los Lobos Albums

Even though saxophonist/producer Steve Berlin has been an official member of Los Lobos since 1984, he’s still the new guy in the band. That said, he’s been part of a wild ride that found the...

Martin Freeman’s Fave Punk Bands

It all started with a dream for Martin Freeman. That was the seed planted for Breeders, a British-American dark comedy about parenting co-created by the British actor with partners Chris Addison and Simon Blackwell that...

Gridiron Greatness In America’s First Suburb

Forthcoming documentary chronicles ‘70s midget football juggernaut It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. So it went in Levittown circa 1971 and 1972, when the Red Devils, a 27-member traveling team...

Def Leppard Perseveres With A Touch Of Glam On Twelfth Studio Outing

The pandemic may have caused an existential pause button to be pressed, but for Def Leppard, it meant a creative rejuvenation that yielded Diamond Star Halos, the band’s twelfth studio album and first since 2015’s...

Phil Collen Of Def Leppard’s Fave Glam Acts

Seeing Ritchie Blackmore and Deep Purple may have cast the die for 14-year-old Phil Collen in terms of getting sucked into the world of playing music professionally, but it was glam rock that sucked in...

Lumineers Look To The Brightside With Latest Effort

Whatever you do, don’t call Brightside, the Lumineers’ fourth and newest studio effort a COVID-19 album, despite the fact that the nine songs started tracking in March 2021. While founding member Wesley Schultz acknowledges the...

Guidance Center Hosts 25th Annual Krevat Cup

Event honoring founder Jeff Krevat raises $150,000 to support children’s mental health North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, the preeminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Jonathan...

Caught Between Two Worlds

Playwright’s new memoir captures Chinese-American experience  Isabel Allende once said that a memoir is invitation into another person’s privacy. It’s certainly the case with Our Laundry, Our Town: My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the...

Ray Liotta: More Than Just A Goodfella

Best known for his work in film, Ray Liotta found a home playing a crooked cop targeted by the FBI in the NBC crime drama Shades of Blue alongside Jennifer Lopez. As someone whose last...

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Traveling through the Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, NY, it is quickly apparent that providing period-specific cuisine was not a top priority. Revelers dined on...

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