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Things to do this week in NYC Aug 10-Aug 17: Music

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.

Chico Pinheiro & the Brazilian Dream Band, featuring Luciana Alves & special guest star Cesar Camargo Mariano - 54 Below
August 10, 2013 - New York

One of the major creative forces in modern Brazilian music, the brilliant guitarist/singer/composer/arranger Chico Pinheiro entrances audiences all over the world with his intensely lyrical and rhythmically exciting mixture of samba, swing, Carnaval and contemporary jazz. For his debut performances at 54 Below, Chico will be featuring the extraordinary young vocalist Luciana Alves.

Late Night Session: Kevin Kanner Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 10, 2013 - New York

Kevin Kanner has performed and toured nationally and internationally with the Eric Reed Trio, Mary Stallings, Bill Henderson, Anat Cohen, Gerald Clayton Trio, Bill Holman, Dominick Farinacci, John Pizzarelli, Melissa Morgan, Benny Green Trio, and many more. Kanner performed on two Grammy Award-nominated records by Bill Holman. This week at Dizzy's, the Kevin Kanner Quintet will be performing tunes ranging from Pepper Adams to the arrangements of Oscar Peterson and Milt Jackson compositions.

FASHION EXPERIENCE PURRFECTION! - Hartley House
August 10, 2013 - New York

Limited tickets available for Katwalk Katerers Fashion Experience PURR-FECTION! VIP ($45) & General Tickets ($25) online for purchase @ www.ktwlk.com/events. Wonderful way to end off Summer 2013 with Katwalk katerers! Guests performances, food & drinks, as well as gift bags and mixology performance by our sponsor Vodkila and the Vodkila girls! Get interviewed by Kim Sledge Freeman of Kimistry entertainment who will be rocking it out on the Purple Karpet during cocktail and media hour! Kimistry on the Purple Karpet!!

Great Jazz on the Great Hill - Central Park
August 10, 2013 -

The free Great Jazz on the Great Hill returns for its seventh year in Central Park. Bring your family, friends, and blanket to enjoy live musical performances by world-renowned musicians, snacks from food trucks and family games and activities. Performers will include Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, a swing band that's played everywhere from Dinosaur BBQ to Lincoln Center, and the innovative Bobby Sanabria Big Band, whose album Multiverse was nominated for two Grammy Awards, Best Latin Jazz Recording and Best Instrumental Arrangement. Food truck vendors Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck, and Calexico Cal-Mex Cart will be onsite. Family activities will include the creation of a unique eco-postcard inspired by musical jazz instruments in a hands-on workshop for families, along with lawn games.

Music in the Garden: Irish/Celtic/Folk Fiddler, Tony DeMarco - Queens Botanical Garden
August 10, 2013 - Flushing

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee and enjoy the lively music of Irish-Italian fiddle master Tony DeMarco!

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 10, 2013 -

This special program illuminates the riveting violinist Isabelle Faust with a performance of Mozart's Turkish Concerto. Louis Langree also leads a dramatic pairing of Beethoven works -- the Overture to The Ruins of Athens and the iconic Fifth Symphony. Pre-concert recitals by Ruggero Allifranchini, violin, Shmuel Katz, viola, and Ilya Finkelshteyn, cello.

In Search of Beethoven - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 10, 2013 -

Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky, creator of the celebrated In Search of Mozart, brings together the world's leading performers and experts on Beethoven for this cinematic portrait of the great composer. Followed by a discussion with the director.

Isabelle Faust, violin - A Little Night Music - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 10, 2013 -

Enjoy the summer's finest recitals and chamber music in these intimate, hour-long performances accompanied by starry views of New York and a complimentary glass of wine.

Rosin Coven to Perform 'The Lost Circus' at NYC Steampunk Weekend - Irondale Center
August 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

In support of the new album, Sing Me Malaise, ROSIN COVEN will perform at NYC Steampunk Weekend produced by Gemini and Scorpio. Rosin Coven is the World’s Premiere Pagan Lounge Ensemble where torchy ballads and swingin’ jazz meet darkened dirges and chamber cabaret! Rosin Coven co-produce and headline San Francisco's legendary Edwardian Ball along with their friends Vau de Vire Society, the world-renowned, avant-cabaret, theatrical troupe. This is first time the two together will head from SF to NYC with a grand appearance at the Lincoln Center Out Of Doors on Friday and "The Lost Circus" at Irondale Center, Brooklyn on Saturday - finally bridging the East and West coast with steampunk costumed revelry.

The Association/ Lovin Spoonful/ The Cowsills - Queens College
August 10, 2013 - Flushing

THE ASSOCIATION, one of the greatest rock vocal groups of the 1960s. Million selling hit singles include #1 "Windy", #1 "Cherish", #2 "Never My Love, #5 "Along Comes Mary", #9 "Everything That Touchs You". How many people have seen the Windy 7up commerical with Brad Garrett? Thousands of people used "Cherish" or "Never My Love" as their first dance at their wedding reception. "Never My Love" is the second most played song on the radio of all time. LOVIN SPOONFUL hits include "Summer In The City", "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind", "Daydream", "Do You Beleive In Magic?", "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice". Lovin' Spoonful were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 6, 2000. THE COWSILLS, One of the best rock n roll vocal groups of the 1960s and 1970s. Million selling hits include "Hair", "The Rain The Park And Other Things (I Love The Flower Girl)", "Indian Lake", "We Can Fly", TV Theme from "Love American Style", Movie Theme from "The Impossible Years", etc... The 1994 Jim Carrey Comedy movie classic, "Dumb And Dumber" prominently featured "The Rain The Park And Other Things" sung by The Cowsills. This is the family band that inspired the hit 70s TV series, The Partridge Family. FAMILY BAND: COWSILLS STORY is the Grand Prize 2011 Winner of RI Film Festival. The 90mn docu drama movie airs 30 times in Mar, Apr & May 2013 on SHOWTIME. See The Cowsills live at Queens College.

Celebrate Brooklyn: They Might Be Giants - Prospect Park Bandshell
August 10, 2013 - Park Slope

TMBG, a Celebrate Brooklyn-favorite for decades, to close out the 35th anniversary season. The duo released its sixteenth studio album, Nanobots, earlier this year, a record of "catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets" (Rolling Stone) that "makes it clear the band is as creatively vital as ever." (Stereogum) Brass-and-drum trio MOON HOOCH, handpicked by the Johns to open, whip up an exuberant ruckus of "catchy melodic hooks and funky rhythms."

Poor Remy LIVE - Muchmore's
August 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

The trio released their first EP entitled Still Sleeping in 2012, attracting much positive attention in the blogosphere. With their soaring vocal harmonies, foot stomping choruses, and relentless energy, Poor Remy draws on the histories of folk and indie rock to tell their story. The band was formed in 2010 when Galvin, D'Amico and Polyak met at Kenyon College in Ohio. Since then, Poor Remy has written, produced and performed their original music around the country. Look out for their EP, Bitters, coming out this Fall.

Chico Pinheiro & the Brazilian Dream Band, featuring Luciana Alves & special guest star Cesar Camargo Mariano - 54 Below
August 11, 2013 - New York

One of the major creative forces in modern Brazilian music, the brilliant guitarist/singer/composer/arranger Chico Pinheiro entrances audiences all over the world with his intensely lyrical and rhythmically exciting mixture of samba, swing, Carnaval and contemporary jazz. For his debut performances at 54 Below, Chico will be featuring the extraordinary young vocalist Luciana Alves.

Jazzical Fusion - Mystic Aquarium
August 11, 2013 - Mystic

Looking for a way to unwind after work? Mystic Aquarium welcomes renowned music director and conductor of the U.S. Congressional Philharmonic Society, Martin Piecuch, as he entwines styles of Classical, Jazz, Baroque and Samba for a night of “Jazzical Fusion”. Join on us on Sunday, August 11 for Jazzical Fusion featuring live music by Martin Piecuch, food for purchase and cash bar. Listen to music outdoors in front of our beluga whales, as Piecuch’s light and fluttering notes of the soprano and alto saxophone, flute, piccolo and bass flute resonate throughout Mystic Aquarium, creating a relaxing, awe-inspiring environment. Schedule: 7:30pm – Cocktail Reception; 8:00pm – Martin Preforms; 8:45pm – Intermission; 9:00pm – 2nd Set; 10:00pm – Event Close. Cost: Admission is free. Food is available for purchase and cash bar. Registration: Limited Seating – please RSVP - http://www.mysticaquarium.org/visit/calendar/details/342-jazzical-fusion

The Rodriguez Brothers Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

The Rodriguez Brothers Band is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. Individually they have worked with Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Quincy Jones, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few. Together, they have released several well-received records rooted in, but not limited to, Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Their latest record, Mood Swing, featuring Clarence Penn and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, is aptly named for a series of compositions that juxtapose moods and emotions within these musical traditions. Join us at Dizzy's to go on, what the group calls, "a psycho-acoustical journey of exploration."

Chico Pinheiro & the Brazilian Dream Band - 54 Below
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

One of the major creative forces in modern Brazilian music, Chico Pinheiro entrances audiences with his rhythmically exciting mixture of samba, swing, Carnaval and contemporary jazz. (No performances 8/5-7).

Jackie Hoffman - 54 Below
August 11, 2013 - New York

The star of Broadway's The Addams Family, Xanadu and Hairspray, New York favorite Jackie Hoffman is back on our stage for one special night only! Expect hilarity, ample kvetching and an abundance of fun. According to Jackie, "I'm thrilled to be back underground where I belong…" Musical Direction by Will Van Dyke and Directed by Michael Schiralli.

Groove Buffet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 11, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more.

Rock 'n' Blues Fest - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
August 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Get ready to party with some of music's biggest stars every Sunday this summer at Empire City Casino! Empire City Casino announces its sizzling 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup which includes an exciting mix of musical talent. This year's lineup includes musical legends Blues Traveler, LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins and more. Ticket prices start at $15.00 and can be purchased at www.empirecitycasino.com or by calling eTIX at 1-800-514-3849.

Paulo Szot - 54 Below
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Audiences can prepare to swoon as the Tony-winning star of South Pacific headlines 54 Below for a week-long engagement. In this brand new show, the Brazilian opera star presents a program of cherished classics from the American Songbook, as well as Brazilian and jazz favorites. Paulo is one of the most versatile and extraordinary singers to be heard today. It'll be some enchanted evening, be sure! (No show Aug. 6.)

Dawn and Dusk Music Festival - Merkin Concert Hall
August 11, 2013 - New York

This musical Festival will bring together world class artists from the Manhattan Symphonie that will collaborate with piano students from the Central Music School of China and world class violinist, Shenghua Hu.

Jazz House Kids Featuring Christian McBride - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
August 12, 2013 - New York

Jazz House Kids (JHK) is a community-based arts organization that provides year-round musical, educational, and cultural programs to students, teachers, and adults from diverse backgrounds. JHK has developed award-winning big bands (who took second place in JALC's Essentially Ellington competition this year) and combos, and many students continue their studies at the nation's leading colleges and conservatories. JHK students have unparalleled access to professional and internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, ensuring an authentic jazz education and mentoring by a host of extraordinary talent. Join us with the JHK Big Band and host/artistic director Christian McBride in support of the next generation of great jazz musicians.

Jon Paris All Star Blues Jam - Lucille's
August 12, 2013 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2839#sthash.s6IrBZZI.dpuf

Soul Out Loud - Soul Night featuring Ryan Shaw - The Cutting Room
August 12, 2013 - New York

Ryan Shaw -- currently portraying Stevie Wonder in Broadway's "Motown the Musical" -- hosts this bimonthly showcase features the best and brightest upcoming singers and musicians this city and country have to offer. Ryan himself brings down the house with soul-stirring original music, as well as paying homage to such greats as Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and more.

Tales of Joni - 54 Below
August 12, 2013 - New York

54 Below tips their hat to the brilliance of eight-time Grammy winner Joni Mitchell. Whether it's "Both Sides Now," "Chelsea Morning," "The Circle Game," "Big Yellow Taxi," or "A Case of You," the work of Mitchell, one of the world's most embraced, lauded, and prolific singer-songwriters, continues to inspire and delight generations of listeners. At 54 Below, look for a cast of Broadway and cabaret luminaries singing the praises of all things Mitchell.

Mary Alouette - Bathtub Gin
August 12, 2013 - New York

Electronica vocalist, Mary Alouette, will be performing at Bathtub Gin! Heavily influenced by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and his hot rhythms and acoustic guitar solos, Alouette "has all the best qualities -- original songwriting, respectful nods to traditional sounds and an effervescent stage presence." - Cathy Fink, GRAMMY Award winner. Alouette's music continuously evolves within her songs and arrangements. Electronic drums and sample-triggered percussion complement Alouette's voice that displays a beautiful tone and control. As a multi-instrumentalist and a dedicated songwriter, Mary has laid the groundwork for a fresh, distinctive and unforgettable sound.

Mulgrew Miller Celebration - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
August 13, 2013 - New York

On what would have been Mulgrew Miller's 58th birthday, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is proud to celebrate the life of the late, great pianist. This celebration, hosted by musical director Steve Wilson, features an all-star core band, with Kenny Barron, Johnny O'Neal, and Chris Pattishall on piano, and unannounced special guests. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, we believe that "because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism," and saddened as we are by the loss of Mulgrew Miller, we intend to honor him as he lived -- in the joyful spirit of jazz, with great positivity, companionship, and musicality. On this special night, we welcome you to join the jazz community at Dizzy's to celebrate the life and legacy of this beloved friend and musician.

THE NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY 53RD ANNUAL SUMMER SING PROGRAM - SYMPHONY SPACE
August 13, 2013 - New York

This summer marks the 53rd annual Summer Sing Program. Each summer, the New York Choral Society produces a Summer Sings series that features the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. Taking place every Tuesday at 7:30pm from July 16th – August 20th at Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, six prominent choral conductors from the New York area will lead audience members to sing through these popular works. Scores are provided by the New York Choral Society. The 2013 series features monumental works including three of the most recognized pieces in the repertoire; Orff’s Carmina Burana on July 16, Mozart’s Requiem on July 23rd and Verdi’s Requiem on August 6. For Tickets: Individual Sings: $20, For ticket information, call (212) 864-5400 or visit the box office or visit www.symphonyspace.org or www.nychoral.org.

Kathryn Allyn & Frank Ponzio Duo - Tomi Jazz
August 13, 2013 - New York

A set of WWII-era jazz, swing and blues: The set includes a number of rarities which are out of print and virtually never heard, alongside well-loved selections from the era, all re-imagined for duo by noted NYC jazz pianist Frank Ponzio, and vocalist Kathryn Allyn. NO COVER / $5 MINIMUM.

BB KING BLUES CLUB ALL-STARS: HARLEM BLUES PROJECT - Lucille's
August 13, 2013 - New York

Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, Saron Crenshaw, and Barry Harrison. Second show at 10pm.

Marco Argiro - Arlene's Grocery
August 14, 2013 - New York

Marco Argiro has made a name for himself internationally in the ultra melodic power-pop band Le Mood, as well as the transatlantic anthemic rock group The Killing Floor. After catching the eye of Marky Ramone, Argiro was asked to take over as lead vocalist, filling in for the ailing Michael Graves (The Misfits) during the kickoff of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg European tour. After his solo debut in 2005, Argiro began to release music under the pseudonym “Le Mood.” See Argiro perform live with his band, Marco With LOVE featuring bandmates who have played with Head Automatica, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

Broadway Swings! - 54 Below
August 14, 2013 - New York

Broadway Swings features some of Broadway's most delectable tunes, arranged in a way that will leave your toes tapping long after the house lights come up. Expect melodies from Broadway hits such as Porgy & Bess, The Wiz, Pippin, Hello, Dolly, South Pacific, The King & I and more! Featured in the cast are some of New York's most celebrated vocalists, including multiple award-winning jazz singers Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco & Scott Coulter. Accompanied by the acclaimed jazz band, The Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway Swings is directed and hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band - Birdland
August 14, 2013 - New York

Inspired by jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and others, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.

Amateur Night - Harlem Week - Apollo Theater
August 14, 2013 - New York

Tonight's show is part of Amateur Night at the Apollo's grand salute to Harlem Week 2013. A special music guest will perform in celebration of this month-long community event.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - Rossini's Stabat mater - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 14, 2013 -

The celebrated Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda makes his debut with the Festival Orchestra in Beethoven's buoyant Symphony No. 2, and in a Mostly Mozart first, the evening features Rossini's dramatic, lyrical Stabat mater. Pre-concert recitals by the Dover Quartet at 7pm.

Smooth Cruise Series - Spyro Gyra - Spirit Cruises
August 14, 2013 - New York

For 16 years, the Smooth Jazz Cruises have been a hit. This summer enjoy New York's favorite summer jazz series aboard the Spirit of New York! The Smooth Jazz Cruise has evolved into one of New York's most popular attractions.

January Jane & the Stationary Set - Highline Ballroom
August 14, 2013 - New York

Brooklyn based, The Stationary Set paints a sonic masterpiece which transcends pop, electronic and beyond, always transforming into new musical spaces, both live and recorded," writes Mitchell Peters of Billboard Magazine. The Stationary Set has placed juxtaposition at the core of their musical palette. Ranging from the minimalist to the anthemic, their sound coheres around insidious melodies and densely poetic lyrics. The five members confidently reconcile an improbable spectrum of influences and aesthetics, creating something irreducible. Equally suited to a dance party, a dive bar or a fit of narcissistic self-reflection, the band savvily, unashamedly, burrows into your head, never sacrificing depth or intelligence.

Johnny Winter - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 15, 2013 - New York

Voted one of the top 100 guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between primal country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson to scorching electric slide guitar, Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and influential guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues rock and American Southern rock ala the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throughout the 70s and 80s he was the unofficial torch bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. The Johnny Winter story is the stuff of legend. Born in Beaumont, Texas, in a rough and tumble oil town he grew up listening to and then playing Blues and Rock 'n' Roll at a very early age. His inclusion in a story about Texas music in Rolling Stone in 1968 ignited a bidding war among record labels for his phenomenal talent. Since 1969 and his self-titled debut, Johnny has recorded almost 40 albums of classic rock and blues and was one of the top arena rock acts in the mid-70s. In the late 70s he produced and played on a stunning series of Grammy award winning albums with Muddy Waters, who affectionately referred to Johnny as his "son." The recordings served as a "comeback" for his idol while also refreshing his own deep and unwavering love of the blues.

15:54 (15 Minutes of Fame ) Featuring Bridget Everett, Haus of Mimosas, Lance Horne, DJ Lord Easy & Others - 54 Below
August 15, 2013 - New York

A weekly Thursday Late Night series featuring the best of New York City's cutting edge nightlife. Re-inventing the magic of Studio 54, Resident artists, performers, DJ's will serve you 15 minute sets at 54 Below. This week's artists and DJ sets include: Haus of Mimosa, Tori Scott, Varsity Interperative Dance Squad, Noah Stewart, and DJ Lord Easy. Also August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Edwin McCain Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 15, 2013 - New York

In a way, Edwin McCain began sowing the seeds of Mercy Bound, his tenth album and debut for 429 Records, seven years ago. The songs comprising Mercy Bound are the fruits of an on-again, off-again collaboration with fellow singer/songwriter Maia Sharp that began in 2004 with their lovely duet "Say Anything." Since co-writing and tracking that song, McCain and Sharp have kept up their friendship and creative partnership. They decided to make Mercy Bound their first full-album collaboration.

NYCHA Variety Night - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 15, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Song, dance, and spirit are on display as StudioNYCHA highlights the top placing performers from its April 2012 Talent competition, which showcases the artistry of New York City residents. Emerging performers, aged six through senior, experience performance training and preparation through the NYCHA annual Talent Show. StudioNYCHA draws from a vast talent pool that is high in determination, pride, perseverance, and community spirit. The Studio provides an opportunity for NYCHA residents with abilities in music, vocals, dance, acting and spoken word to develop their performance skills and showcase their talent at a professional venue with a competition that is the culmination of weeks of auditions and rehearsals.

International Contemporary Ensemble - Matthias Pintscher and Beethoven - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 15, 2013 -

Sought-after composer Matthias Pintscher's colorful works are paired with Beethoven's Egmont Overture in an unusual arrangement for solo accordion.

Smokey Robinson - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
August 15, 2013 - Yonkers

Get ready to party with some of music's biggest stars every Sunday this summer at Empire City Casino! Empire City Casino announces its sizzling 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup which includes an exciting mix of musical talent. This year's lineup includes musical legends Blues Traveler, LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins and more. Ticket prices start at $15.00 and can be purchased at www.empirecitycasino.com or by calling eTIX at 1-800-514-3849.

Ula Ruth Live - Webster Hall
August 16, 2013 - New York

Ula Ruth is bringing their amazing live show to Webster Hall! Ula Ruth grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Raised Southern Baptist, she found her voice singing in church. She grew up with nothing, and dreamed of becoming something. She left home at an early age with the hopes of becoming a singer in New York City. One day she found fame, but they made her change her name. So now they are taking it back.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
August 16, 2013 - New York

Every Friday the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart).

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Rumsey Playfield
August 16, 2013 - Central Park, NY

Aisha Eustache 'Love & Addiction' release show - The Slipper Room
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

Growing up in Oklahoma City, Eustache is no stranger to the entertainment world. With acting and pageant experience leading to a national tour with Aida, and upcoming film roles with Ice-T, Eustache brings many years of experience as she delves into the Music Industry with her debut EP "Love & Addiction". Showcasing elegance and sophistication with a touch of spunk, Aisha Eustache is guaranteed to be a force to be reckoned with.

Late Night Session: Emmet Cohen Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

With Russell Hall, bass, and Evan Sherman, drums.

The Original Wailers - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 17, 2013 - New York

As Bob Marely and The Wailers began recording the album Natty Dread (1974), among the songs was one that needed the perfect guitar part to elevate it from pleasant ballad to legendary classic. That song was "No Woman, No Cry," and that guitar part was created and performed by Al Anderson. Anderson became the original guitarist for Bob Marely and The Wailers, recording and performing as the lead guitarist for the biggest reggae band in the world. Over 35 years later, Anderson helms the ship that is The Original Wailers - a band that is still performing the original Marley gems from that golden age of reggae, while complimenting them with new songs performed by a crop of young musicians destined to keep the fires of roots rock reggae stoked.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - Brahms's Double Concerto - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 17, 2013 -

The magnetic 30-year-old conductor David Afkham joins virtuosic forces with violinist Vadim Repin and cellist Truls Mork to perform Brahms's stunning Concerto for violin and cello before the tender Second Symphony.

Happy Lives - Spike Hill
August 17, 2013 - Brooklyn

Neo Pop. Born between a bedroom in Brooklyn and a basement in Boston, Happy Lives is a conflict. Mike Lande writes and records everything AKA whatever he wants. What is catchy? What is strange? And what does it mean to get down. No instrument, genre, or personality is off-limits. His cohort, Julian Beel, using DJ-software for a scalpel, re-imagines the pieces to fit any mood and location. With Beel at the digital helm, Lande takes off live. Party.

Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare. Combining classic, swinging jazz with the rhythms and vibrations of Jamaica, Alexander has every right to claim that the Harlem Kingston Express will "get everybody moving below the waist."

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 24, 2013 -

This year's Festival will offer more than 50 events spanning concerts, opera productions, pre-concert lectures and recitals, late-night performances, a film screening, and premieres of new works. The Mostly Mozart Festival 2013 marks the 11th anniversary of Louis Langree as Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director. Maestro Langree will lead nine concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, including a FREE preview concert on July 27. A major highlight of the 2013 Festival is the thematic focus on the rich musical lineage between Mozart and Beethoven, with several concerts throughout the Festival pairing music by both composers.

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down!

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