NEW YEAR’S EVE: POP MUSIC
Suzanne Vega takes control of her career with ‘Close-Up’
Those who find Suzanne Vega an odd swap for the New York Dolls (who had to bow out of their First Night appearance) should rethink that position. Both are metropolitan poets of sorts, sharing stories learned living in New York City. Both bring an edge to their work, albeit the Dolls with a bit more volume. And neither is opposed to dressing up; Vega says she is thinking about appropriating Marlene Dietrich’s look for New Year’s Eve and focusing on songs that resonate with glamour and romance.