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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Seeking Redemption In To Leslie

Tale of alcoholic lottery winner going bust drives this indie film If the idea that money and success only amplify who you already are, then the profligate and addictive main character who wins a $190,000 lottery...

A Place Where Dogs Are Truly Man’s Best Friend

How Canine Companions provide independence to the disabled When Bonnie Bergin founded Canine Companions in Santa Rosa, CA, back in July 1975, it was with the idea of having dogs play a role in serving disabled...

Goo Goo Doll John Rzeznik’s Fave Vocalists

What a difference a pandemic makes. Even though the world is two years-plus removed from COVID-19 throwing the world into a lockdown, music lovers are still enjoying the fruits of forced solitude. For Goo Goo...

Nick Stellino: How Food And Family Shaped His Journey

The term Renaissance man is one that oftentimes gets overused quite haphazardly. But when that turn of phrase gets applied to Nick Stellino, it’s wholly appropriate. As the son of a mother from Northern Italy...

Raising Awareness With The Big Climate Thing

Activism at the heart of three-day Forest Hills Stadium music festival In the face of vocal deniers, climate change is wreaking havoc be it through raging wildfires racing through Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. Or through...

Michael Bublé Is Looking To Take You Higher

 How easy would it be for Michael Bublé to stick with the status quo? The Canadian vocalist is handsome, has a solid set of pipes and crafted a career out of being the kind of...

Black Keys Keep It Simple With Dropout Boogie

When it comes to the creative process, no one can ever accuse The Black Keys of ever taking a complicated approach to scratching their musical itch. It’s an approach guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick...

Ann Wilson Gets Back To The Fierce Bliss Of Playing Live

Playing live music is in Ann Wilson’s blood. The San Diego native is a performer who not only craves the intangible give-and-take she gets from the audiences she’s entertaining, but with the musicians she’s interacting...

Everclear Brings Its World Of Noise On The Road

If there’s one phrase to describe Art Alexakis in relation to his musical career arc it would be that of a late bloomer. It was in 1992 when the L.A. native recorded a demo for...

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