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Larry Jaffee

Editor & Publisher, Walford Gazette

Larry Jaffee is a journalist, a world-class Anglophile, and his brain serves as a repository for useless rock trivia.

Larry also is the editor & publisher of UK:Cue – British Film, Theatre and Television on both sides of the Atlantic. His Anglo-American entrepreneurial endeavours have been cited by British Airways in its Face of Opportunity promotion and by her Majesty the Queen herself.

Larry also currently writes about the entertainment business for several magazines, including Active Lifestyles magazine and The Audiophile Voice, and blogs about music for Rock’s Backpages.

For the past 20 years Larry has published (with permission from the BBC) and edited the Walford Gazette, the world's only quarterly newspaper dedicated to EastEnders, the popular British TV series. The Walford Gazette has resulted in two books, Albert Square & Me: The Actors of EastEnders and Walford State of Mind.

Larry has been a professional journalist for more than three decades. He has edited business magazines and websites, and his writing has been published in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Parade, and Vibe, among numerous other publications. His articles have recently appeared in Multichannel News, VideoEdge, Package Design, and Lineup magazine.

He also teaches communication arts at the New York Institute of Technology.

'Phil Mitchell, I Mean Steve McFadden, Would Break My Legs'

London artist Doug Pledger has found an unusual muse in Phil Mitchell, and his memes dedicated to the <em>EastEnders</em> hard man often go viral in social media, collected at <a href="http://www.utterphilth.com" target="_hplink">www.utterphilth.com</a> which went live earlier this year.
06/09/2016 13:04 BST

Ed Asner Is Still a Badass at 86

His standard in choosing roles has not changed. "I like to play a real human being, not a character with no redeeming value. Someone who you can love and some who you can hate."
18/07/2016 14:57 BST

The B-52s Won't Be Trump's (Or Any GOP's) Inaugural Band

Thirty-seven years later, the trio of original lead vocalists - Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson - supplemented by four new musicians still entertain a rainbow audience of babyboomers with their solid catalog of hits, most of which were played last Friday night at The Space, in Westbury.
01/03/2016 12:20 GMT

Rock Survivor Eric Burdon Still Digs That Girl

After all the rock musicians who have passed away the past five or six weeks, making you almost loathe to check Facebook in the morning, it's time to celebrate those who are still kicking and entertaining audiences.
08/02/2016 23:36 GMT

Bowie's Week-Long NY Wake Gets Holy Holy

A week removed from the shocking news that David Bowie had died, Holy Holy's performance on 17 January in Huntington, Long Island, surely wasn't the solemn affair that the Tony Visconti-led band's gig in Toronto two nights after his death surely was. We had a week for it to sink in.
18/01/2016 22:18 GMT

I May Be Old But I Got to See All the Cool Bands

For every Florence & The Machine and Tame Impala (both whom impress me these days), on my desert island I'll also take along 1970s favourites from my impressionable teen years: Mott the Hoople and the J. Geils Band, thank you very much.
07/09/2015 14:05 BST

Why Was EastEnders on DISH Killed?

Last Sunday night, DISH Network viewers who pay monthly US$9.95 to watch weekly four back-to-back episodes were rudely alerted to the news that <em>EastEnders</em> would not be available.
09/07/2015 22:09 BST

'Marianne Faithfull Exposed'

It wasn't easy being Mick Jagger's girlfriend, if you ask Tammy Faye Starlite, who paid homage to her Sunday night at Joe's Pub in New York in a show called 'Marianne Faithfull Exposed' as a politically incorrect, but proud rock 'n' roll survivor, warts and all. She makes no apologies for her "Vagabond Ways," incidentally the autobiographic opening song of the set.
16/06/2015 16:03 BST

Martin Kemp: From Punk to Spandau Redux

Spandau bassist Martin Kemp, fondly remembered by <em>EastEnders</em> fans as the dashing gangster Steve Owen last seen blown to bits in a car explosion before handing off an infant to nemesis Phil Mitchell, shared some tidbits in his hotel lobby a few hours before taking the Beacon Theatre stage.
07/05/2015 18:35 BST

Sometimes I Sit and Think About Records

As much as I adore my Spotify subscription for music discovery, music creators can not live off the pittance from the streaming model, which is why I buy physical when I come across a piece of music that I really want to hear it again.
12/04/2015 22:16 BST

Thinking About EE's Anniversary a Month Later

Treadwell-Collins described the live week as being "a fantastic opportunity for <em>EastEnders </em>to create a massive national event, and one that will enable us to celebrate 30 years of [the show] in spectacular style." He didn't disappoint.
23/03/2015 23:29 GMT

EastEnders Knees-Up in America's South

Since it was Valentine's Day, attendees were encouraged to dress up as Albert Square's all-time favourite couple, Kat & Alfie, and many did. But they're were also other characters on hand, such as Dot Cotton, Bianca Jackson and Den Watts, as you can see from the photos.
17/02/2015 13:45 GMT

Iggy to Iggy Cheek to Cheek

Just because I prefer the music of yesteryear doesn't mean I automatically dismiss the latest tunes. I'm all in favour of flash-in-the pan, one-hit wonders. But I'm still going to swing left-of-the-radio dial, as programmed by BBC Radio 6 and NPR Music in the States.
19/01/2015 13:38 GMT