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Things to do this week in NYC Aug 14-Aug 21: Music

August 14, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor

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.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 14, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
August 14, 2010 - Manhattan

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 [email protected]

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
August 14, 2010 -

These 2-hour lunch cruises feature a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir. Enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet and good fellowship while sailing around lower Manhattan. From $44.90 per person.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 14, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Harlem Week 2010 - Uptown Saturday Nite - Harlem
August 14, 2010 -

Part I - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: The Public is "Dancing In the Street" to the Electric Slide and a Reggae Dance Tribute to Bob Marley. Part II - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: "Going out at night" Fashion Flava Show. Part III - 6pm to 8pm: The "Quiet Storm".

Memories of Elvis Live - A Royal Tribute to the King - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 14, 2010 -

Featuring: Vince DeBlasis and TCE Band. General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated – SRO at bar. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $20 adv, $25 door. VIP Booth for 4: $160 // VIP Booth for 6: $24. $5 from each ticket sold donated to NYCPBA Widow's + Childrens Fund. 'Memories of Elvis Live' features Vince DeBlasis as the King of Rock-n-Roll plus a stellar 'live' 7-piece band. The set is unique including exact replica suits worn by Elvis. The set will also feature a variety of Elvis "In Concert" era material - plus some surprises. The tribute performance will also include hit and rare musical gems.

Boris Classics - Pacha NYC
August 14, 2010 -

Come join the NYC army of the night as your fearless leader Boris takes you on a subway ride down memory lane, playing the classic tracks that have defined the city’s nightlife soundtrack. Take to the dance floor to defend your turf against any who might challenge it: This is your music, your history, your night, and Boris is your DJ. Red bandanas optional. $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_081410.html GET TICKETS: http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2010-08/14/pacha-nyc-presents-boris-classics Doors 10PM .. Table Reservations: 212.209.7500 ..

AsianInNY.com Presents A Night of Celebration in NYC - Bennett Media Studio
August 14, 2010 -

AsianInNY.com Presents A Night of Celebration in NYC on Saturday 8/14!! A night full of great performances, good music, and amazing food & drink. FEATURING: Esther Ku: Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season Six. She writes and performs hilarious parodies of oldies songs. DJ J4: released 4 rap albums with The Rock music production company in Taiwan and has performed with many singers including Annie Yang, Shino Lin, Wu Bai, and Sandee Chan. Kulakova Dance Troupe: a modern folkloric and gypsy dance group created by Julia Kulakova. Praised for “her impressive Russian-style gypsy dancing” by the NY Observer, Julia has been featured in many World Music and Folkloric events throughout the U.S.A and the world. The Exotic Experiment Band: Simon C. F. Yu, Jeffrey Villanueva and Andrei Matorin combined have impressive performing experience and have worked with many artists and singers. The band fuses exotic elements into their music with styles like rock, funk and electronic. Victor Chu: is a Daily News photojournalist but has been doing comedy all over the city since 2005. He also has a comedy show on Youtube called New York Chity. Rie Okamoto: is a dancer/ choreographer and performed at “Show time at the Apollo” and also won 1st place on “Hiphop Dance Convention”. Chris Martin: born in Montreal, Chris is gifted in acting and has taken part in several Hollywood productions. His comedy style is in the same vein as Todd Berry, Marc Maron, & Doug Stanhope. SPONSORS: Asahi Beer, Bennett Media Studio, China1 Antique Restaurant and Lounge, IZZE, Lucullen, Mercy, MX2 Design Force, Noyu Teas, Who Low Media and 247Feature.com.

saturdays at SOIREE - soiree
August 14, 2010 -

All new Saturday Party @ Soiree (Formally Club Blvd). 199 Bowery St. MUST SAY BIG BUSINESS GUESTLIST AT THE DOOR. Ladies Free till 2 AM on the Big Business guestlist. Gents Reduced all night on the Big Business List. Music by nyc’s top dj’s. Dress Code is enforced. Come Experience this awesome new venue, 3 rooms 2 separate sounds systems. Bottle Specials: Grey Goose or Henny $300 all in (tax n tip included) by 1am; Moet Nectar Rose $250 all in (tax n tip included) by 1am. You must Rsvp in advance to get this bottle Special. For More info please call, text, email or Message ED 646 322 6074. [email protected] WWW.BIGBUSINESSNYC.COM

Harlem Week 2010 - Harlem Day: A Salute to the Children of Haiti - Harlem
August 15, 2010 -

This daylong extravaganza of events is held on multiple stages with live performances and entertainment. All performances take place on 135th Street and run until 7pm. Another crowd favorite, the Upper Manhattan Auto Show, runs from 10am to 7pm, and the Health Fair and Children's Festival continue.

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

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.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 15, 2010 -

Lincoln Center Out of Doors (LCOOD) will present three weeks of FREE music and dance on the plazas of Lincoln Center from July 28 to August 15 in the 40th annual edition of the popular outdoor summer festival. The festival will feature a diverse range of music, dance and street performance events by dozens of international, U.S. and local artists, highlighted by New York, U.S. and World premieres and debuts, and special commissions. Out of Doors calls up its street culture roots opening on Wednesday, July 28 with No Snakes in This Grass, a landmark piece from the Civil Rights Movement that is a moving and hilarious re-telling of the story of Adam and Eve by James Magnuson, directed by Mical Whitaker, and produced by Shirley J. Radcliffe of the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA), at the Barclays Capital Grove at 6:30 p.m. All three are alumni of the first edition of the Everyman-Community Theater Festival that evolved into Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Visit website for schedule.

Basic NYC, helmed by New York DJs Sleepy & Boo - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 15, 2010 -

DJs Sleepy & Boo bring the sounds of the underground to Water Taxi Beach South Street Seaport for a dynamic series of Sunday sunset sessions. Featuring a diverse lineup of international guest DJs, manning the turntables alongside New York locals, these events offer dance music lovers a chance to see some of the world's most esteemed DJs performing in one of the Big Apple's most stunning locations. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Entertainment starts at 4:00pm. Admission: $10*, beginning at 7:00pm. 21+ after 7:00pm.

Public Enemy & Blitz The Ambassador - Central Park Mainstage
August 15, 2010 -

The most influential and controversial rap group of the 80's performs on the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Fear of a Black Planet, with two rising and equally political new comers. Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap groups of all time. Public Enemy pioneered a variation of rap that was revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, co-founder Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the Black community, often condoning revolutionary tactics and social activism. In the process, he directed hip-hop toward an explicitly self-aware, Pro-Black consciousness. Musically, Public Enemy were just as revolutionary, creating dense soundscapes that relied on avant-garde cut-and-paste techniques, unrecognizable samples, piercing sirens, relentless beats, and deep funk. It was chaotic and invigorating music, made all the more intoxicating by Chuck D's forceful vocals and the absurdist raps of his comic foil Flavor Flav. Today, PE celebrates the twentieth anniversary of their classic, influential album Fear of A Black Planet. Ghanaian hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador uses rousing horns and clever beats that make him impossible to take lightly. Alongside his band, The Embassy Ensemble, Blitz tests the limits of hip-hop with live instruments and heavily complex, cross-cultural musical exploration. In an age of disposable, cookie cutter acts, The 7th Octave offers up a different musical and lyrical perspective, combining metal riffs and blistering instrumentation with fiery, socially aware lyrics to provoke the minds of the new millennium generation. Part of the NY Revolutions series.

Brazilian Music Legend Sergio Mendes - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 15, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $40 adv, $45 door. VIP Booth for 4: $260 // VIP Booth for 6: $390. Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes spins his remarkable magic on his newest recording, Encanto (Enchantment), which is among the maestro's most beautifully realized in his unparalleled career. The collection refines Sergio's singular blend of infectious rhythms and irresistible melodies from the great Brazilian Songbook, with his always thoroughly modern arrangements and masterful production approach. The resulting collection is a bona fide Sergio Mendes classic-- a kaleidoscopic album that underscores the maestro's ear for addictive melodies, as well as his ability to cast incredibly talented singers and musicians from all over the world. "Every time I make a new record, it's a new adventure." explains the affable Mendes from his Los Angeles home. "My main motivation," he enthuses, "is to record wonderful songs. In the process, I enjoy sharing with the world the diversity of Brazilian music-- both in terms of rhythm and melody." "This time, I wanted to go full circle. So I decided to begin this journey in my homeland, Brazil. I traveled to Rio and Bahia, meeting a number of old friends that I hadn't played with in quite a while. There's a very special musically creative environment in Brazil, which inspires me tremendously."

Jerry Jeff Walker - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 16, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $35 adv, $40 door. VIP Booth for 4: $220 // VIP Booth for 6: $330. Jerry Jeff Walker is strongly associated with the progressive ("outlaw") country scene that centered around Austin, Texas, in the 1970s. Jerry Jeff moved to Austin, Texas, from upstate New York, in the early Seventies and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider, and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks.

YOSO w/Bobby Kimball of TOTO + Former Members of YES - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 17, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. The term "Super-Group" can only describe the formation of two of the most creative and musical legendary bands of the past 30 years into the new band YOSO. Formed out of TOTO's brilliant vocalist Bobby Kimball and the creative force of YES members, Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood, it does indeed equal the magic of YES with the voice of TOTO. YOSO is rounded out with two amazingly gifted musicians: Johnny Bruhns is the guitarist and second vocalist. Scott Conner completes the line-up on drums and percussion. However, YOSO is much more than a combination of two classic rock groups. YOSO has combined their musical talents to produce an album of new music as well as a live DVD, which will be released in mid 2010. Their show features the timeless hits they performed with their former bands, including "Africa", "Rosanna", "Hold The Line", "Roundabout", and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", and previews their new studio material.

Smooth Cruise Series - The Rippingtons - Spirit Cruises
August 18, 2010 -

Jazz artists perform on two different cruises every Wednesday evening this summer. Smooth Moonlight Cruise - Board: 9pm; Cruise: 9:30-11:30pm. Smooth Sunset Cruise - Board: 6pm; Cruise: 6:30-8:30pm.

Jellybean Benitez - Ain't Nuthin But a House Party - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 18, 2010 -

Blend of house mixed with classic disco like only Jellybean can do. Beach opens at 4:00pm. Average admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. Varies depending upon special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Summer Concert Series - Calf Pasture Beach
August 18, 2010 - Norwalk

Concerts subject to change. Call 203-854-7807 for updates. Cancellation number is 203-854-7938.

MGMT - Radio City Music Hall
Through August 18, 2010 -

MGMT take the stage joined by special guest Francis and the Lights.

Harlem Week 2010 - Jazzmobile - U. S. Grant National Memorial Park
August 18, 2010 -

Featuring Akiko Tsuruga.

Summer Sounds: Christine Cornell - Trinity Church
August 18, 2010 -

Trinity Wall Street invites you to 'beat the heat' this summer and enjoy a free afternoon of musical refreshment every Wednesday in July and August as they present their "Summer Sounds" concert series. On Wednesday, August 18th, Christine Cornell performs a tribute of Duke Ellington songs.

Andrea Brachfeld & Phoenix Rising - Zinc Bar
August 18, 2010 -

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, has recorded dozens of CDs. She received the Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award and was the first female flutist to play Charanga in the United States. Study with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, and Mike Longo helped her develop her own style. She currently leads Phoenix Rising and has five CDs out as a leader. Andrea Brachfeld- Flute; Bob Quaranta- Piano; Andy Eulau- Bass; Kim Plainfield- Drums.

Lalah Hathaway + Dwele - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 18, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $45 adv, $50 door. VIP Booth for 4: $260 // VIP Booth for 6: $390. Her last name is Hathaway and she continues to do honor to her musical legacy. Born to Donny Hathaway, one of the most influential soul artists of our time, and Eulaulah Hathaway, an accomplished musician in her own right, LALAH HATHAWAY, a native of Chicago, first put pen to paper, "with the music," as a 10th grader. Later, as a student at Berklee College of Music, she recorded her self-titled debut in 1990, which spawned the hits "Baby Don't Cry," "Heaven Only Knows" and "I'm Coming Back." She returned four years later with A Moment, followed by the much-lauded The Song Lives On, her duet album with Joe Sample in 1999, the same year she began growing her now-signature, cinnamon-hued 'locs. By 2004, she'd deliver her fourth album, Outrun the Sky, garnering Hathaway her first number one single, the Rex Rideout-produced cover of Luther Vandross' Forever, For Always, For Love, which was also featured on the critically-acclaimed Vandross tribute album of the same name. DWELE cites Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Roy Ayers, Miles Davis, and Freddie Hubbard as favorite artists, and took inspiration from hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, becoming an MC, and working with Slum Village. He recorded a demo in his bedroom, called, The Rize, and sold it out of the trunk of his car. He had about 100 copies, which sold out within a week. He caught the ears of local heroes Slum Village and more specifically their world-renowned producer J Dilla. Slum Village invited Dwele to sing the hook of the song "Tainted" for their album Trinity (Past, Present and Future). It became an instant classic and led to more high profile work with female rapper Bahamadia, the all-star group Lucy Pearl and London's New Sector Movement. Dwele signed to Virgin Records in 2003, who released his debut album, Subject, which mixed neo soul and hip hop. In a 2005 review in The Independent, his style was summed up: "Dwele's rooted in vintage soul but isn't stuck in the past, overly reverential or an exercise in pastiche - there's a major hip-hop edge which betrays his original incarnation as a rapper." A second album, Some Kinda..., followed in 2005. He then later signed with RT Music Group and KOCH records in March, 2008 He is coming out with his fourth album titled, W.W.W. (W.ants. W.orld. W.omen) coming out June 29, 2010. Dwele was recently featured on the first single off of Kanye West's fifth studio album, Good Ass Job. The song was entitled "Power" and was leaked on May 28, 2010.

Our Latin Thing: Tribute to The Fania All Stars with DJ Lucho - East River Park
August 19, 2010 -

Our Latin Thing puts a contemporary edge to some of Latin music's biggest hit-makers, The Fania All Stars, for a modern take on Salsa music. DJ Lucho is the total entertainment package, from playing to making music, he has re-defined how to entertain the masses. Our Latin Thing, an ensemble of lead singers and musicians from New York’s top Latin bands, pays tribute to the legendary group The Fania All-Stars. The Fania All-Stars were a group of artists from the 1970s that popularized Latin music’s sound to a wide audience via their large scale concerts. Included in the group were salsa greats such as Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, and Johnny Pacheco. Our Latin Thing will perform an assortment of all the Fania All Stars' top hits, whose music was influenced by American jazz, soul, and rock and roll. DJ Lucho's early exposure to the harmonious rhythms of Latin music in his Harlem neighborhood nurtured an innate talent that propelled him to become one of the most gifted DJs and producers in the music industry. His interaction with different genres of music has allowed him to develop a unique and versatile style, which was guided by his deep appreciation for various cultures and their musical influences. Part of the NYC Revolutions series.

Eddie Palmieri + La Perfecta II - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 19, 2010 -

Open Dance Floor – General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $30 adv, $35 door. Eddie Palmieri, known for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, has a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. With a discography that includes 36 titles, Mr. Palmieri has been awarded Nine Grammy Awards.

KISS - Mohegan Sun
August 19, 2010 -

KISS, a relentless Rock 'n' Roll merchandising machine, is out promoting its first album in eleven years, Sonic Boom, which debuted at #2 on the U.S. Pop chart last October. But the flamboyant foursome is in the enviable position of not having to worry about either album or ticket sales in the recessionary environment. With special guests The Academy IS... & The Envy. 6:30pm. $95 & $75.

Jazz Thursdays Free Concerts - 70th Road Forest Hill
August 19, 2010 -

Free Outdoor Jazz concert by Victor Lesser and Manhattan City Music featuring Great American Jazz seating available visit www.jazzthursdays.com for more information.

OBSIDIAN - Haven
August 19, 2010 -

Music By: Lou Gorbea | Greg Cuoco. Sangria, Tapas & More. Door: $10 VIP, Premium and Free Tickets Available | 10PM - 4AM | Subways: 4, 6 to 51ST St / Lexington Ave; E, V to Lexington Ave / 53rd St; N, R, W to Lexington Ave / 59th St. Buses: M15, M98, M101, M102, M103 to 51st ST; M27, M50 to 2nd Ave & 50th St

I'll House You! Fridays with Oscar P & Friends - Water Taxi Beach
August 20, 2010 -

New York natives Oscar P, Carlos Ortiz and Jessica Bendig host this new bi-monthly Party at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City with special guest DJs flying in from London, Japan, Amsterdam, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Also expect NY local DJ showcases featuring hot up & comers, pioneers, and house music trendsetters. Beach opens at 4:00pm. Admission: $10* after 8:00pm, may vary with special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 20, 2010 -

Standing Room Only. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $50 adv, $55 door. If you were to closely examine the annals of modern pop music history, few creative forces have been more seminal or impacted the contemporary pop/urban genres as much as Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. In a relatively short time, he has reached icon status as a poignant tunesmith, prolific hitmaker/producer, superstar recording artist and revolutionary label owner. He is a statistical juggernaut, who keeps adding milestone after milestone to a legacy that seems to have no threshold or peak in sight. A 10-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own, Edmonds' impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships have made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world: over 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 41 #1 R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1's), which have produced single and album sales in excess of over 100 million units.

Daughtry - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
August 20, 2010 -

NBC's "Today" has once again assembled the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza during its annual concert series. Fans and visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the free, live performances every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the "Today" Window on the World Studio. Location is 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and suggested arrival is 6am. For full schedule, see concerts.TODAYshow.com.

Tommie Sunshine | The Annual No Pants Party - Pacha NYC
August 20, 2010 -

The best things in life happen when we’re sin pantalones. So why not test that theory on the dancefloor? New York legend Tommie Sunshine brings his rock ‘n’ roll beats – and Jesus hair – to Pacha for his annual No Pants party, where everything goes, including your drawers. This just makes your shirt choice that much more important. FREE ALL NIGHT WHEN YOU CHECK YOUR PANTS AT THE DOOR!! FREE BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_082010.html GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2010-08/20/the-no-pants-party-with-tommie-sunshine-pacha-nyc Doors 10PM .. Table Reservations: 212.209.7500 ..

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
August 21, 2010 - Manhattan

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 [email protected]

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 21, 2010 -

Offering more than 35 events, including concerts, dance, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, and lectures. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree, in his eighth season, will conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in ten concerts featuring a wide range of works by Chopin, Schumann, Bach, Gluck, Saint-Saens, Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, and Weber, as well as the Festival's namesake. Lincoln Center's venerable four-week summer music festival will present world-renowned artists and returning Festival favorites, as well as fifteen exciting Mostly Mozart debuts by rising artists. Spanning five venues across the campus, this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival includes a return by French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the year's artist-in-residence and curator of a unique series of concerts focused on "Bach and Polyphonies." Visit website for schedule.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 21, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 21, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

Harlem Week 2010 - Jazzmobile - U. S. Grant National Memorial Park
August 21, 2010 -

Featuring Jimmy Heath.

Iris Dement - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 21, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $26.50 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent was born on January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, AR, the youngest of 14 children. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. Upon graduating high school, she relocated to Kansas City to attend college. After a series of jobs waitressing and typing, DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, in 1988 she moved to Nashville, where she contacted producer Jim Rooney, who helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a complete lack of support from country radio, the record's word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued Infamous Angel in 1993 as well as its follow-up, 1994's stunning My Life. Her third LP, 1996's eclectic The Way I Should, marked a dramatic change not only in its more rock-influenced sound but also in its subject matter; where DeMent's prior work was introspective and deeply personal, The Way I Should was fiercely political, tackling topics like sexual abuse, religion, government policy, and Vietnam. In 1999, she collaborated with country man John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year.

Victor Calderone + Paul Ritch - Pacha NYC
August 21, 2010 -

The irrepressible big room sound of Victor Calderone is enough to get you out of the house. But you know Victor: He wants to bring you things you’ve never heard before too. Tonight, he welcomes DJ/ producer Paul Ritch to share the decks. Based in Paris but associated with the German techno scene, the young artist specializes in energetic minimal that pops and snaps, with touches of chugging house. $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_082110.html GET TICKETS: http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2010-08/21/victor-calderone-pacha-nyc Doors 10PM .. Table Reservations: 212.209.7500 ..

Summer Earth Fest - Family Picnic Fun - IKEA/Erie Basin Park
Through September 12, 2010 -

FOLLOW the ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE to IKEA/Erie Basin Park, in Red Hook Brooklyn, One Beard Street at the SOUTHEASTERN LAWN along the Water in the Back of IKEA. LIVE MUSIC, WATERFRONT RECREATION and more AT IKEA/Erie Basin Park- SAT JUNE 19th. 1PM-5PM FOLLOW THE ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE- Public Tours of the Mobile Museum with fun waterfront and environmental recreation activities (Live Underwater Video Exploration, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Kite Flight, Catch & Release Fishing, Urban Wildlife Appreciation and Education- exploring the urban corvids, plus Mobile Museum Gift Shop, Refreshment Wagon. AND OPEN PIANO ON THE SOAP BOX- drop in, sign up and share a song, PLUS guest performance by folk singer ERICA RUSSO ( southeastern lawn). MAKE MUSIC BROOKLYN ***MON JUNE 21st- In Conjunction with MAKE MUSIC NYC- 4pm-8pm. Guest performance- DANNY WOLF and 3rd BAND. ( in front of the park). For more info and download a summer calendar of events visit http://enviromediamobile.blogspot.com

Sundae Sermon Dance Party In The Park - Morningside Park
Through September 26, 2010 -

The dates for summer 2010 (Alternate Sundays, June-Sept): Sundays - June 20, July 18, Aug 1, Aug 19, Sep 12, Sep 26. Musical Directions is pleased to announce the upcoming dates for the 3rd annual "Sundae Sermon" Dance Party in Morningside Park, Harlem NYC. This year's line-up of rotating DJs includes a collection of the country's most renowned DJs all spinning Soulful House anthems blended with classic R&B, Disco, Funk, and a touch of Afro-Beat. "Sundae Sermon" is a community event, bringing together Harlem's rich & diverse inhabitants. Young and old alike, entrepreneurs, students and families come together to celebrate & enjoy the day. Pack a picnic & grab a spot on the upper lawn. Brought to you with the support and partnership of media sponsors VIBE/UPTOWN Media Group. As well as local sponsorship support from The Little Gym, Bikram Yoga, Harlem Now and Gems.

Tony Middleton - Sunday Jazz Brunch - The Garden Café at The Kitano New York Hotel
Through December 31, 2010 -

The legendary Tony Middleton launched The Garden Café’s Sunday Jazz brunch on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joining Mr. Middleton will be a rotating trio of some of Jazz music’s most prominent musicians. Mr. Middleton will perform every Sunday at the Garden Café located on East 38th Street off Park Avenue at the Kitano New York Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m. An extensive brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available along with cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer. Cocktails are limited to Bloody Mary, Mimosa and the special Aperol Spritz made with the Italian aperitif Aperol and Spanish Cava, a sparkling wine. The price of the buffet is $29.00 per person, plus 8.875% tax and includes one cocktail per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Garden Café directly at (212) 885-7123.

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class. Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES on Wednesday nights at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Level 2-Beginner (Spanish guitar facility and/or some flamenco background required. Audition may be necessary.), Wed. 7-8:30 pm -Technique, technique, technique -Basic compas patterns in various toques -Basic letra accompaniment, chords, in some toques -Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Level 1-Introductory/Basic Beginner (Some knowledge of chords very helpful), Wed. 8:30-10 pm. -Slow-paced class -Essential hand positions -Basic Technique -Basic Flamenco forms. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually. Credits can also be applied to Mon. Cante class, 8:30-9:45 pm. Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.

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