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April 17, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor

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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

FUGA: The Electro-Baroque Opera - Baruch Performing Arts Center, Rose Nagelberg Black Box Theatre.
Through February 24, 2010 -

Sex, Drugs and Electro-Baroque! "Fuga", an electro baroque opera by Juilliard student Burak Ozdemir brings it all to life. A unique story of a hip gay couple, and how in one night their designed world of beautiful people, fabulous furnishings, unlimited cocaine and intimate friendships is unexpectedly altered by life. Experience their world in an interactive multi media production, for voice, live electronics, video and baroque ensemble. What is Fuga? Be there to find out!

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
April 17, 2010 -

"Tosca combines Puccini's glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films," says Music Director James Levine who conducted the opening night performance. "From the very first bar of the piece, the opera seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note." Karita Mattila, who sings the title role for the first time at the Met, says, "There are so many fascinating qualities to Tosca. At first I thought, 'How will it feel to kill somebody on stage?' But Tosca is like an action movie, and the drama just happens." Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. Marcelo Alvarez and George Gagnidze open as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, with Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfel stepping in for later performances.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 17, 2010 -

Angela Gheorghiu recreates her famous portrayal of Verdi's most engaging heroine. Franco Zeffirelli's production features James Valenti as Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as Germont. Leonard Slatkin conducts.

Roberto Carlos - Radio City Music Hall
Through April 17, 2010 -

The shows will be a celebration of Roberto Carlos' birthday and 50-year career.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
April 17, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fats Waller Festival - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through April 17, 2010 -

The Fats Waller Festival, celebrating Thomas 'Fats' Waller, known as one of the most ingenious of all stride pianists, an exceptional composer and a gifted entertainer with a relentless sense of humor, includes two nights of sensational music and a Pre-Concert Festival of live music, food and beverage samples, and more providing an excellent opportunity for guests to mingle, hear great music, and contribute to an acclaimed cultural institution.

The Fats Waller Festival brings back the spirit of the riotous music of the funniest figure in all of American music, Fats Waller himself. The spirit of the pudgy prankster lives on through a talented cast of singers, pianists, and other musicians.

Pre-concert Festival

WHEN: April 16-17, 2010 at 6:30pm-8:00pm & 8:45pm-9:30pm WHERE: The Atrium WHO: Jazz at Lincoln Center along with other local businesses and organizations will be offering YOU a FREE pre-concert festival featuring live music, food, and beverage samples, and more.

The Music of Fats Waller

WHEN: April 16-17, 2010 at 8:00pm WHERE: Rose Theater WHO: Under the musical direction of composer, arranger, and saxophonist Andy Farber, a cast of musicians will re-animate the theatrical side of the Fats Waller Songbook. Entertainer, singer, dancer, and performer Ben Vereen will serve as host and perform. The rhythm section includes pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Ben Wolfe, guitarist Doug Wamble, and drummer Alvester Garnett. Along with Andy Farber on saxophone, the horn section includes clarinetist and saxophonist Dan Block and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso.

Fats Waller: A Handful of Keys

WHEN: April 16-17, 2010 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm WHERE: The Allen Room WHO: Veteran stride masters Dick Hyman, Judy Carmichael, and Marcus Roberts join forces to explore the Harlem stride style that Waller made famous.

Tickets are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at 212-721-6500 or via jalc.org. Box Office hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am-6 pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.

Songs of Mali: Rokia Traore - Highline Ballroom
April 17, 2010 -

Malian singer Rokia Traore burst onto the world music scene in 1997 when she was awarded the Radio France Internationale prize for African Discovery of the Year. Traore, who sings almost exclusively in her native Bamanan language, has achieved international critical and popular acclaim as one of the most innovative stylists to emerge in the West African singing tradition. With the release of each of her three CDs, Traore has garnered increasing praise, and her third CD, Mouneïssa, was awarded BBC Radio 3's Critics Award in 2004. Difficult to classify, Traore's work blends traditional African music with an array of musical influences, ranging from classical to jazz, and from folk to blues to Western pop. Traore is especially praised for her live performances, during which she enthralls audiences with her hypnotic singing and graceful dancing. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm. $28.

Tellin’ on the Downbeat: John Blake Quartet & Charlotte Blake Alston - Flushing Town Hall
April 17, 2010 -

The magic of storytelling and the compelling sounds of jazz. Includes engaging renditions of children's songs and stories, including How the Racoon Got His Dinner, a humorous African-American folktale where each animal gets a musical theme. John Blake, Jr. has, over the last thirty years, attained a unique position as one of the premier mainstream jazz violinists and music educators in the world. Blake is a four-time winner of Down Beat Critics' Poll for "Talent Deserving Wide Recognition." John frequently performs with his sister, noted storyteller, narrator, and singer Charlotte Blake Alston, who breathes life into traditional and contemporary stories from the African and African-American traditions as well as hosting Carnegie Hall’s preschool concert series "Carnegie Kids."

EVOLVE with VICTOR CALDERONE & DENNIS FERRER - Pacha NYC
April 17, 2010 -

Victor Calderone is back! The man behind one of New York's biggest parties (Evolve) continues to bring in the absolute best in cutting edge talent - this month inviting the unstoppable Dennis Ferrer - the producer behind this year's undisputed anthem, "Hey Hey Hey" Don't miss this colossal pairing!

GUESTLIST $10 BEFORE MIDNIGHT: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_041710.html

ADVANCED TICKETS $20: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2010-04/17/evolve-pacha-nyc

Musical Performance: From Rabat to Baghdad: An Evening of Arab Folk Music featuring TARAB - Alwan for the Arts
April 17, 2010 -

TARAB is made up of: Tareq Abboushi (Buzuq) Taoufiq Ben Amor (Vocals, Oud and Percussion) Ramzi El-Edlibi (Tabla, Riq, Daf and Dance) Zafer Tawil (Violin, Oud and Percussion)

Founded in 1998, Tarab is an group of New York-based musicians who focus on the classical Arab music repertoire, both instrumental, with such genres as samai, lunga, dulab, and vocal, with special emphasis on the Andalusi Muwashah and Sufi repertoire. The ensemble also explores traditional folk music from various regions of the Arab world. Importance is given to improvisation, both vocal and instrumental, to allow each musician to explore the maqamat, or scales. The sets performed are generally in the form of a wasla, which is a suite of several pieces all sharing the same maqam. Since its foundation, Tarab has performed at several venues and festivals, such as Symphony Space, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, The Joseph Papp Theater, Bowery Ballroom, The Balkan Music Festival, Club Passim, York University Toronto and The University of Michigan. Tarab has also composed soundtracks for two documentaries and one play.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - New York City Center Studios
April 17, 2010 -

The best musician you've never seen on stage is set to absolve you of that deficiency with a series of concerts this and every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Paul Zunno spent seven years as lead guitarist for Wilson Pickett, whose ear for virtuosity was such that previous holders of the post included Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman. The years and ears since have continued to bring acclamation. Zunno has seen his highly praised recordings licensed for television by producers who, like Pickett, weren't exactly short on options.

On stage, Zunno unleashes the kind of fretwork that ought to be followed by diagrammed, slow-mo replay; and he sings in a voice that will make yours seem stuck in falsetto. There is no minimum drink requirement, but be forewarned: few can resist buying one or all three of Zunno's CDs on their way out the door, where, often enough, the artist himself is available for handshakes and autographs.

Madama Butterfly - New York City Opera
Through April 18, 2010 -

New York City Opera's Emmy Award-winning production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly by Mark Lamos conjures all the romance of this tragic saga of a faithful geisha and a reckless American naval officer in a beautiful and beloved staging.

Reverend Billy + The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir - Highline Ballroom
April 18, 2010 -

Reverend Billy and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir believe that Consumerism is overwhelming our lives. The corporations want us to have experiences only through their products. Our neighborhoods, "commons" places like stoops and parks and streets and libraries, are disappearing into the corporatized world of big boxes and chain stores. But if we "back away from the product" - even a little bit, well then we Put The Odd Back In God! The supermodels fly away and we're left with our original sensuality. So we are singing and preaching for local economies and real - not mediated through products - experience. Doors at 12:00pm, Show at 1:00pm. $12.

Swing Out Sister - Highline Ballroom
April 18, 2010 -

Although Swing Out Sister's music is unashamedly commercial pop, their impeccable indie credentials, jazz-tinged arrangements, and knack for clever hooks move them closer to the indie dance territory of St. Etienne or late period Everything but the Girl than to the cookie-cutter dance-pop of Kylie Minogue or Paula Abdul. Formed in 1985, Swing Out Sister enjoys continued success in Japan and a devoted cult following in the U.S. and Europe. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $26.50 adv, $30 at door.

Falla and Flamenco - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
April 18, 2010 -

When Spanish poet Federico García Lorca declared flamenco his people's "most gigantic creation," he understood its unique ability to heighten emotion through an amalgam of music, song, and dance. Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), considered Spain's preeminent composer, infused the dramatic exuberance of this indigenous genre into modern musical forms, forging a new national idiom that revitalized Spanish music and propelled flamenco to international attention. Falla and Flamenco is a program of three works by Falla that imbue 20th-century music with flamenco's ancient gypsy traditions. El Corregidor y la Molinera (The Magistrate and the Miller's Wife), in its US stage premiere, is an early incarnation of the beloved score for Diaghilev's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat. A rambunctious story of seduction and mishaps told through music, pantomime, and dance, this intimate masterpiece features choreography by the daring Ramon Oller for thirteen dancers from Barcelona's Passatges Dansa and New York's Peridance Ensemble. Fantasia Baetica is an audacious piece for solo piano that expresses the raw, unadorned side of flamenco and Nights in the Gardens of Spain, for piano and orchestra, is the composer's beguiling evocation of Andalusia.

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
April 19, 2010 -

Renee Fleming stars as Rossini's sorceress, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Mary Zimmerman returns to direct, bringing her fine-tuned theatricality to a work she describes as "a buried treasure, a box of jewels." The fanciful story of the sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison of sensual delights, Zimmerman says, "has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."

Lunasa - Highline Ballroom
April 19, 2010 -

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band. Paul Meehan (Karan Casey Band, North Cregg) has recently replaced Hennessy. Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny's Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an "Irish music dream team." Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $20.

The Dangerous Maybes - The Trash Bar
Through April 19, 2010 -

The Dangerous Maybes psychedelic indie sound will get your body moving with there infectious dance grooves! Also Performing, Steven Bryan-9, The Ashen Figure-10.

Mark Hummel's 20th Annual Blues Harp Blowout - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 19, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. Since 1991 Mark Hummel has been both producing & performing at his annual Blues Harmonica Blowout series. These shows have grown to be a much heralded event & continue to draw sellout crowds wherever they appear. Mark Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. Magic Dick became a founding member of the J. Geils Blues Band in 1968. The band developed a reputation for 'getting crazy' and devastated audiences for fifteen years with their high-energy style of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll. These recordings showcase Magic Dick's innovative harmonica playing, which served as a strong distinguishing sound for the band. Sugar Ray Norcia was the frontman for Roomful of Blues for six years, from 1991-1997. Sugar Ray was not only the frontman, harp player and singer for Roomful, he also contributed many excellent tunes to their recordings and repertoire. When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

Lunasa - Highline Ballroom
April 19, 2010 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $20. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band. Paul Meehan (Karan Casey Band, North Cregg) has recently replaced Hennessy. Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny's Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an "Irish music dream team."

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
April 20, 2010 -

"Tosca combines Puccini's glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films," says Music Director James Levine who conducted the opening night performance. "From the very first bar of the piece, the opera seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note." Karita Mattila, who sings the title role for the first time at the Met, says, "There are so many fascinating qualities to Tosca. At first I thought, 'How will it feel to kill somebody on stage?' But Tosca is like an action movie, and the drama just happens." Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. Marcelo Alvarez and George Gagnidze open as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, with Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfel stepping in for later performances.

The Tallest Man on Earth with Nurses - Highline Ballroom
April 20, 2010 -

It is impossible to discuss The Tallest Man on Earth's music without acknowledging Bob Dylan. The seeming effortlessness, the melodic sensibility and the deft lyricism all recall Dylan's early years. But when you witness the Tallest Man on Earth perform live, you are watching a man possessed. The energy pours out with every word. Full of intensity and raw emotion, he paces the stage, bringing the audience into the palm of his hand, completely lost in his songs. Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $16 adv, $18 at door.

Andrew Vladeck - Rockwood Music Hall
April 20, 2010 -

New York-based "hot-wired folk" musician, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. New record The Wheel is out on End Up (USA)/Sonic Rendezvous (Europe). Andrew won First Place in the Int'l Songwriting Competition and is also a member of The Honey Brothers.

Neil Innes from Monty Python + The Rutles - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 20, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. Neil Innes is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 21, 2010 -

Angela Gheorghiu recreates her famous portrayal of Verdi's most engaging heroine. Franco Zeffirelli's production features James Valenti as Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as Germont. Leonard Slatkin conducts.

Apollo Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
April 21, 2010 - Harlem

A phenomenal success since its founding, Amateur Night has always lured audiences with the thrilling prospect of discovering new talent. At 75, Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, as performers vie to become the next Apollo legend.

Exciting Young Virtuosos - Kosciuszko Foundation
April 21, 2010 -

The Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York is excited to announce its April 21st concert featuring two virtuosos from the Metropolitan Opera, Ying Huang (Soprano) and Ken Noda (Piano) for an evening exploring Western and Eastern Art songs. Described as a "lovely, clear- voiced lyric soprano" by the New York Times, Huang will be performing works by Handel, Strauss, Mozart, Ravel, Faure, Donizetti, and a selection of contemporary and traditional Chinese works. She will be accompanied by solo pianist, chamber musician, and accompanist Ken Noda for an evening of exquisite chamber music, followed by an intimate post-concert reception with the artists themselves.

Inaugural Concert - 'Concerts at Blessed Sacrament' - Church of the Blessed Sacrament
April 21, 2010 -

Featuring works by Haydn, Liszt-Bellini, Schubert, Verdi, Bach and Beethoven. Suggested donation - $10. 8pm.

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show - Strawberry Fields - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 21, 2010 -

Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm. Tickets: $25. STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Rick Derringers + Pat Travers - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 21, 2010 -

Doors 6PM, Show 8PM. $27 Adv, $30 Door. VIP Booth for 4: $188 // VIP Booth for 6: $282. Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoys recorded the No.1 hit "Hang On Sloopy" in the summer of 1965. Derringer also recorded and played with a version of Johnny Winter's band called "Johnny Winter And ..." and both Edgar Winter's White Trash and The Edgar Winter Group. Derringer also had a successful solo career, and his solo version of "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" was a hit single. One of Pat Travers most popular songs is a cover of a Little Walter blues classic, "Boom Boom Out Go the Lights", Other popular songs included "Snorting Whiskey", "Heat in the Street", "I Just Got Paid Today" and "Stevie". The albums Go For What You Know and Crash and Burn from the early 1980s, increased his profile to that of a super star of the Guitar Rock world.

Amanda Diva & Friends - Highline Ballroom
April 21, 2010 -

Special guest opener Apollo Heights. Hosted by Angela Yee. Special invited guests Black Thought, Styles P and Curren$y. Produced by Jill Newman. Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $12 adv, $15 at door. Straight to the point lyrics with a comedic edge, sang in her raspy from the gut voice over big production combining live instrumentation with an alternative kick, Amanda Diva defies genre, and expectations of what a popular female artist is "supposed" to be. She's spunky, she's sharp, and she's got jokes for days. Her live show is like a venerable stand up routine coupled with soul moving music that is undeniably innovative, spontaneous, just plain awesome.

Andrea Brachfeld & Phoenix Rising - Zinc Bar
April 21, 2010 -

This is a five piece Latin Jazz band with flute, piano, bass, drums ,and congas. We have been together for ten years playing mostly original music composed by Andrea. Our latest CD, "Into the World: A Musical Offering" explores many different styles under the heading of Latin Jazz infusing some Yoruban and Hebrew chants as well as some slow blues.

Joining Andrea Brachfeld on the flute are: Bob Quaranta - piano Andy Eulau - bass Kim Plainfield - drums

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
April 22, 2010 -

Renee Fleming stars as Rossini's sorceress, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Mary Zimmerman returns to direct, bringing her fine-tuned theatricality to a work she describes as "a buried treasure, a box of jewels." The fanciful story of the sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison of sensual delights, Zimmerman says, "has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."

Gregory Alan Isakov with Rosi Golan - Highline Ballroom
April 22, 2010 -

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Gregory Alan Isakov's song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces. With hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen, Iron and Wine and Kelly Joe Phelps, Gregory Alan Isakov has been described as "strong, subtle, a lyrical genius" and has shared the stage with touring artists such as Calexico, Ani Difranco, Brandi Carlile, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, and Fiona Apple. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $10 adv, $12 at door.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks - Tangled Tales Tour - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 22, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. Singer-songwriter DAN HICKS is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of Swing, Jazz, Folk and Country music to create the appealing sound he sometimes calls "Folk Jazz". His lyrics range from the simply sublime to the sublimely ridiculous, all presented with his uniquely skewed and inscrutable touch. Dan's irresistible sense of rhythm, hip lyrical styling, laid-back vocalizing, and infamous on-stage wit will make most who listen fans for life. He's a snappy dresser, too! His latest album "Tangled Tales' includes David Grisman, Charlie Musselwhite and Roy Rogers playing on Hicks' signature swing.

Power Live: The Dream & Omarion - Highline Ballroom
April 22, 2010 -

Doors at 11:00pm, Show at 11:30pm. $35. 18+. Having worked with everyone from B2K to Britney Spears and Madonna, The-Dream is finally in the building, combining all of his hit-making talents for his debut, Love Me All Summer, Hate Me All Winter. Throughout his career, Dream has seen people change like the weather, but in the coming months he is forecasting a 100% chance of reign.

Musica Sacra of New York Presents an All Mozart Concert - Carnegie Hall
April 23, 2010 -

Musica Sacra - Professional Choral Music At Its Finest

Friday, April 23, 2010 at 8pm

W.A. MOZART Mass in C Minor Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major

Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra Kent Tritle, Music Director and Conductor

Leslie Fagan, Soprano Virginia Warnken, Alto Matthew Garrett, Tenor Kevin Deas, Bass

Visit www.MusicaSacraNY.com for additional information.

Tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Der Fliegende Hollander - Metropolitan Opera
April 23, 2010 -

Renowned Wagnerian Deborah Voigt sings the mystical Senta in one of the composer's most engaging works, with Juha Uusitalo as the Dutchman.

The New Cookers - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
April 23, 2010 -

Named after Freddie Hubbard's seminal 1965 Blue Note album Night of the Cookers, BAMcafe Live favorites The New Cookers keep the hard bop flame burning brightly while making it unmistakably their own. Hear them perform standards and originals alike at BAMcafe Live as part of Brooklyn's longest-running festival dedicated exclusively to jazz. Free.

Rachel Millman Returns To NYC's The Duplex - The Duplex
April 23, 2010 -

On Friday, April 23rd, rising indie-pop artist RACHEL MILLMAN, will return for another performance at The Duplex, this time bringing a full band. Millman's debut single "Throwin' Rocks at the Moon" has garnered national media and radio attention and was recently remixed with Brandeis University's A Capella group VOICEMALE. In the vein of Colbie Callait and Jason Mraz, Rachel Millman delivers melodic pop/rock with poetic lyrics. Rachel will perform songs from her recently released EP If I Believe, as well as new songs slated for her next CD. Accompanying Rachel at the Duplex is Trevor Coen on bass; Brad Whitely on keys; Walt Stacey on guitar and Kevin Bregande on drums. You can hear Rachel's music at www.Rachelmillman.com.

Ticket prices are $10 (21 and up - 2 drink minimum) and are available by calling The Duplex Theatre (212) 247-7800 or order on line at The Duplex

Rachel Millman Returns To NYC's The Duplex - The Duplex
April 23, 2010 -

On Friday, April 23rd, rising indie-pop artist RACHEL MILLMAN, will return for another performance at The Duplex, this time bringing a full band. Millman's debut single "Throwin' Rocks at the Moon" has garnered national media and radio attention and was recently remixed with Brandeis University's A Capella group VOICEMALE. In the vein of Colbie Callait and Jason Mraz, Rachel Millman delivers melodic pop/rock with poetic lyrics. Rachel will perform songs from her recently released EP If I Believe, as well as new songs slated for her next CD. Accompanying Rachel at the Duplex is Trevor Coen on bass; Brad Whitely on keys; Walt Stacey on guitar and Kevin Bregande on drums. You can hear Rachel's music at www.Rachelmillman.com.

Ticket prices are $10 (21 and up - 2 drink minimum) and are available by calling The Duplex Theatre (212) 247-7800 or order on line at The Duplex

JUDGE JULES & CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE - Pacha NYC
April 23, 2010 -

ADVANCED TICKETS $20: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2010-04/23/pacha-nyc-presents-judge-jules-along-with-christopher-lawrence

New York Ska Festival - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 23, 2010 -

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. $15 adv, $20 door. B.B. King's is proud to present the New York Ska Festival which will highlight the many sounds of ska that can be heard in all 5 boroughs of the city. The headliners include Hub City Stompers and their intoxicating brew of traditional skinhead 2-Tone ska with touches of old school punk rock and the return of the top latin ska band in the world King Chango who mix up hard charging ska with latin rhythms and reggae. They are supported by the most diverse line-up of ska bands in NYC including Bigger Thomas, Kofre and others who are keeping the sounds of ska alive in NYC in 2010!

Talvin Singh - Highline Ballroom
April 23, 2010 -

Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $18 adv, $22 at door. Talvin Singh born 1970 in Leytonstone, east London is an accomplished Tabla player, electronic musician, music theorist, record producer and DJ. As a solo artist, he is perhaps best known as the father of modern Asian electronica music, though he is also a highly celebrated tabla player, record producer and visual practitioner. Drawing inspiration from the classical Indian arts, Singh first came to prominence as tabla percussionist in the 1980s London music scene. Singh has created a unique and signature musical genre in its own right. He continues to be adept in finding connectivity between seemingly diverse elements. Be it between acoustic and electronic sound, classical and contemporary culture, Singh has pursued his own audio explorations while also enthusiastically exploring the sonic and visual possibilities of his universe.

The Galt Line back in NYC! - The National Underground
April 23, 2010 -

This DC-based, rootsy screamin' swing group returns to their birthplace: NYC. Performing with Captain Ronzo, Red this Ever, No Star, and Sean Benjamin.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
April 24, 2010 -

"Tosca combines Puccini's glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films," says Music Director James Levine who conducted the opening night performance. "From the very first bar of the piece, the opera seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note." Karita Mattila, who sings the title role for the first time at the Met, says, "There are so many fascinating qualities to Tosca. At first I thought, 'How will it feel to kill somebody on stage?' But Tosca is like an action movie, and the drama just happens." Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. Marcelo Alvarez and George Gagnidze open as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, with Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfel stepping in for later performances.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 24, 2010 -

Angela Gheorghiu recreates her famous portrayal of Verdi's most engaging heroine. Franco Zeffirelli's production features James Valenti as Alfredo and Thomas Hampson as Germont. Leonard Slatkin conducts.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
April 24, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could - Highline Ballroom
April 24, 2010 -

Join the family rave-up: every generation will connect to this band's strong, straight-ahead grooves, catchy choruses, and a down-home, boogie-woogie, hip-shakin' vibe you can't resist. Brady Rymer toured and recorded with RCA's From Good Homes for thirteen years, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and Bob Weir, before parenthood broadened the scope of his music. Five albums and countless live shows later, he's established himself as one of the country's most exciting creators of music for the whole family. Doors at 12:00pm, Show at 1:00pm. $15 adv, $20 at door. **Included with your purchase is a two-year subscription to Time Out New York Kids (value $19.90).

Krantz Carlock Lefebvre - Highline Ballroom
April 24, 2010 -

Over the past two decades, Krantz has regularly mined a perilous, unguardedly pure strain of improvisation, set into the context of some of the heaviest, most individualized mind/body band grooves out there today. The clarity and integrity of his music is mirrored by his uncluttered business model and rigorous philosophical outlook. Now, with Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, his first album for Abstract Logix, he is returning to a recording studio to document his own music for the first time in over fifteen years. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm. $19.99 adv, $25 at door.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - New York City Center Studios
April 24, 2010 -

The best musician you've never seen on stage is set to absolve you of that deficiency with a series of concerts this and every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Paul Zunno spent seven years as lead guitarist for Wilson Pickett, whose ear for virtuosity was such that previous holders of the post included Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman. The years and ears since have continued to bring acclamation. Zunno has seen his highly praised recordings licensed for television by producers who, like Pickett, weren't exactly short on options.

On stage, Zunno unleashes the kind of fretwork that ought to be followed by diagrammed, slow-mo replay; and he sings in a voice that will make yours seem stuck in falsetto. There is no minimum drink requirement, but be forewarned: few can resist buying one or all three of Zunno's CDs on their way out the door, where, often enough, the artist himself is available for handshakes and autographs.

Divinamente New York, 'Stellarum Opifice' - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 24, 2010 -

The International Festival dedicated to Spirituality and Art arrives in New York City direct from Rome, Italy for the second consecutive year on April 22nd to 26th, 2010. DIVINAMENTE New York celebrates artistic exploration and spirituality through a five-night event that includes musical and theatrical performances.

"Stellarum Opifice" is an awe-inspiring aerial and musical performance freely based on the letters to Galileo from his illegitimate daughter, Virginia. The fruit of an illicit liaison, she was born in 1600 and at the age of 13 she entered into a convent for the remainder of her short life. The letters include those written during the period when Galileo was being challenged by the Catholic Church about his beliefs in the face of his scientific discoveries.

This poignant performance exemplifies the genuine bond between father and daughter. Virginia (Maria Celeste) was a constant support for her father; Galileo once wrote, "She is a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me."

Walter Trout - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 24, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. Walter Trout's career began as a sideman for such artists as Percy Mayfield and Deacon Jones. He also worked in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex. In 1981 be became the guitarist for blues rock band Canned Heat. This led to an invitation to play in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers where he shared the stage with guitarist Coco Montoya. He left the Bluesbreakers in 1989 and formed the Walter Trout Band.

Musical Performance: NEW ANDALUCÍA: Flamenco Meets Arab Music - Alwan for the Arts
April 24, 2010 -

Alfonso Cid (Vocals, Flute and Cajón); Barbara Martínez (Vocals and Dance); Arturo Martínez (Guitar); Taoufiq Ben Amor (Vocals, Oud and Percussion); Tareq Abboushi (Buzuq, Percussion); Zafer Tawil (Oud and Violin). In 711 A.D., Arabs crossed Gibraltar into Iberia and for the next eight centuries a tremendous exchange would take place. Great minds, ideas and art would cross the strait back and forth and create a rich mix that transcended the boundaries of religion, ethnicity and language. It is in this esthemus, this land in between, that giants such as Averroes, Maimonides, Alfonso El Sabio and Zyriab would emerge. Thirteen centuries later, tonight's musicians strive to recreate this era through their music as immigrants in New York City. Both the time and the place of this encounter are significant as New York becomes the New Andalucia with an evening of convivencia during the Feria de Sevilla.

Divinamente New York, Presents Teresa De Sio in 'Amen' - Peter Norton Symphony Space
Through April 26, 2010 -

The International Festival dedicated to Spirituality and Art arrives in New York City direct from Rome, Italy for the second consecutive year on April 22nd to 26th, 2010. DIVINAMENTE New York celebrates artistic exploration and spirituality through a five-night event that includes musical and theatrical performances.

This year, the famous Napolitana vocalist, Teresa De Sio, joins us straight from her Easter performance in Rome at the legendary Teatro Valle. Taking to the stage at the Symphony Space on April 23, 2010, she presents the emotional ballad, "Amen", that invokes the spirit and paradise on earth through song. An engaging and energetic performance, she mixes a blend of contemporary and folk music with her Neapolitan dialect in a poetic, yet sophisticated manner.

Teresa De Sio soared to stardom with the release of her album "Sacco e Fuoco" in 1997, making her a household name. This talented singer-songwriter deep-rooted in Italian folk tradition is well renowned for her vocal styling, musical eccentricities and unique ability. She is a celebrated artist by fans and critics and her live performances have been broadcasted on RAI Italian television to audiences as large as 100,000 people, including 7 million television viewers.

Divinamente New York, Opening Night - Italian Cultural Institute
Through April 26, 2010 -

DIVINAMENTE New York is an International Festival dedicated to Spirituality and the Arts with a five-night series starting April 22nd to 26th, 2010 that includes noteworthy musical and theatrical performances. Arriving directly on the heels of the Easter celebrations in Rome, Italy, this is their second year presenting in New York.

To kick off the festival, the Italian Cultural Institute will present a Roundtable Discussion, Cocktail and Musical Concert on Thursday, April 22, 2010. The discussion will focus on the theme "Fear of God," conducted by the famous Italian actress, director and founder, Pamela Villoresi. Readings will also be taken from "Noah's Arch" by Michele di Martino, Dante's "Inferno" and "The Bacchae" by Euripides. Cocktails will be promptly served, followed by an original concert, "The Path of the Soul," featuring Russian duo Anton Dressler on clarinet and Uri Brener on piano. These two outstanding musicians of Russian origin take us on a fascinating musical journey from Debussy, Massenet and Ravel, to Klezmer and Troubadour music.

Cars, Culture, and the City - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 08, 2010 -

The first exhibition to explore New York City's century-long relationship with the car, marking the 100th anniversary of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The exhibition features visionary drawings and models; historic photographs, films, and advertisements; and a wealth of car memorabilia to tell this fascinating, yet untold, story.

Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 15, 2010 -

Birthday celebrations and concomitant themes of longevity are pervasive in Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties. A recurring scene of a splendid reception at the residence of a wealthy family, represented in a lacquered screen, a set of embroidered hanging scrolls, and a porcelain vase, shows the eightieth birthday gathering for the Tang-dynasty general Guo Ziyi, a popular figure of long life, wealth, and honor. Longevity is also encoded in peaches, cranes, immortals, and flora and fauna of many kinds, sometimes forming sophisticated visual word play expressing wishes of long life for the honoree. The exhibition will draw together works in many media from the Museum's collection to illuminate these auspicious themes.


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