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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Rupert Holmes’ Fave Theatrical Productions

When the pandemic hit, Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes saw COVID-19 shut down the theatrical world on a broad scale. Closer to home, productions of his including a West End run Curtains, which was coming...

The Bard Of Hook Lane

How Levittown shaped Rupert Holmes’ early years At the age of 75, Rupert Holmes has led a rich and successful creative life that’s found him leaving his mark on the worlds of pop music, Broadway, publishing...

Jane Monheit’s Three Fave Vocalists

Jane Monheit is crazy about the holidays. The self-described “obsessed Christmas lady” admits that she, husband Rick Montalbano, Jr. and son Jack watched their first Christmas movie on Nov. 1 with the tree going up...

The Lone Bellow Stays Substantial With Love Songs For Losers

As the world comes to some semblance of post-pandemic normalcy, many musicians are embracing the ability to play before live audiences again. None more so than Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin and Brian Elmquist of...

Three Fave Lone Bellow Inspirations

Love Songs for Losers may be a rather cynical title for The Lone Bellow’s newest outing, but the band’s fifth full-length album instead represents a host of new possibilities for the Tennessee outfit by way...

Valerie June Issues The Prescriptions For Dreamers

The year 2022 proved to be a big one for Valerie June. The lifting of COVID-19 restrictions meant she could get back to touring and more importantly, presenting The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers,...

How Blackmore’s Night Found Solace With Nature’s Light

Ritchie Blackmore’s version of the Great Resignation came about 25 years ago when he decided to hang up his rock and roll shoes and chose to pursue his passion for Renaissance music with spouse Candice...

Steve Vai’s Early Influences

Calling Steve Vai restlessly creative is an understatement. It’s a personality trait he’s carried with him from when he was hired by the late Frank Zappa to start transcribing for him at the tender age...

Michael Feinstein Celebrates Judy Garland’s Centennial

Born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, the late Judy Garland would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. So who better to commemorate this major milestone than cabaret legend Michael Feinstein? Having founded...

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