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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Ray Liotta: An Actor’s Life

Despite the fact that Ray Liotta got into acting to avoid taking certain prerequisites for his liberal arts major at the University of Miami, he’s spent nearly four decades creating a substantially deep filmography. Dedication...

Bringing Diversity Into The Faceoff Circle

Organizations making ice hockey accessible to communities of color According to career site Zippia, as of last year, 78 percent of professional hockey players are white. It’s not a surprising statistic given the factors of cost...

The Many Lives Of Larry ‘The Duck’ Dunn

When it comes to life experience, Larry “The Duck” Dunn can lay claim to being a man who has lived a handful of lifetimes. Best known as the longtime music director of WLIR for nearly...

Bethpage Water District To Receive Plume Settlement

Northrop Grumman and U.S. Navy to pony up millions off Consent Judgment After decades of fighting to get the U.S. government and Northrup Grumman to contain and clean up Long Island’s largest contaminated groundwater plume, the...

Joan Osborne’s Fave Poets

When the pandemic hit the giant existential pause button for the world back in March 2020, Joan Osborne was in the middle of mixing and mastering what would become her 10th studio album, Trouble and...

The Don Of Doggie Couture

Anthony Rubio’s rise to being a fashion plate for the four-legged set It all started with a little dog that stole then-aspiring fashion designer Anthony Rubio’s heart. The little pooch’s name was Bandit and he was...

A Deeper Shade Of Latin Soul

Archival box set explores Fania Records’ attempt at crossing over What Motown and Stax/Volt were to rhythm and blues, Fania Records occupied the same place in the world of Spanish-language music that evolved from boogaloo into...

The Darkness Brings Rock & Roll Back Into The Light

Rock and roll may have been pushed out of the limelight by hip-hop, K-pop and whatever social media is spewing out, but know that The Darkness has kept those fires burning ever since they came...

Fave Soundtracks For Justin Hawkins Of The Darkness

Best known as the falsetto-wielding front man of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins has spent the past 20 years picking up the theatrical hard rock mantle from the likes of Queen and AC/DC. Currently on tour...

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