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Things to do this week in NYC Aug 8-Aug 15: 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.

RUSSELL TAYLOR Album Release Party - S.O.B.'s
Through August 12, 2009 -

MANCHILDBLACK & INDIGO BLUE MUSIC invite you to come out and to celebrate the blazin', sophomore release, CONFESSIONAL, from acclaimed progressive soul artist RUSSELL TAYLOR! Backed by his incredible live band, Russell's passionate vocals will glide over soulful rhythms as he croons his deeply personal lyrics from the new album. DJ HARD HITTIN' HARRY will be on hand to work his magic on the turntables and the amazing vocalist, RA-RE VALVERDE, will set the stage as the opening act for this special night. Also, be sure to get your autographed cd, t-shirts, etc., while supplies last. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! TUESDAY, AUGUST 11th MANCHILDBLACK & INDIGO BLUE MUSIC Present RUSSELL TAYLOR Live!!! (Celebrating the release of his new album CONFESSIONAL) DJ Set by: HARD HITTIN' HARRY Opening Act: RA-RE VALVERDE @ S.O.B.'s 204 Varick Street @ W. Houston 212-243-4940 $12 in advance at the S.O.B.'s Box Office or http://www.ticketweb.com $15 day of DOORS: 7:30pm 21+ LINKS: http://www.russelltaylor.net http://www.myspace.com/russelltaylor

Tori Amos - Radio City Music Hall
August 13, 2009 -

Tori Amos makes a stop at the historic Radio City Music Hall on August 13 as a part of her Sinful Attraction Tour. Known for her dynamic live performances and ever-changing set lists, Tori is one of the most active touring artists in the world, having played over 1,000 shows since her first world tour over a decade ago.

John Legend - Madison Square Garden
August 13, 2009 - Manhattan

After his sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall last February, John Legend returns to New York City for a show at Madison Square Garden, joined by special guest India.Arie.

Neighborhood Studios - Cabaret Theatre
August 13, 2009 - Bridgeport

See what summer camp is all about at an end-of-camp performance. Kids of all ages will take the stage to express their creativity through music and dance.

Neighborhood Studios - Cabaret Theatre
August 14, 2009 - Bridgeport

See what summer camp is all about at an end-of-camp performance. Kids of all ages will take the stage to express their creativity through music and dance.

O.A.R. - Madison Square Garden
August 15, 2009 - Manhattan

Following two previous sold-out shows at "The World's Most Famous Arena," O.A.R. returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 15 with their This Town Tour.

Bachata Roja Legends Concert - P.S. 161 field, adjacent to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse
August 15, 2009 -

Harlem Stage presents "The Bachata Roja Legends" -- a free outdoor music and dance concert featuring traditional and contemporary Dominican bachata music, played by some of the genre's legendary artists, in honor of Dominican Restoration Day. Straight from the Dominican Republic, the performers include special guest Puerto Plata with Ramón Cabrera (a.k.a. "El Chivo Sin Ley" or "The Lawless Goat"), Ramón Cordero, Leonardo Paniagua, and guitar giant Edilio Paredes -- artists whose popularity grew from the 1960s-1980s. Local Latin music group Zon Del Barrio also performs, a variety of items will be raffled off, and DJ David Medina will spin a variety of Latin musical styles.

Stars of Tomorrow - Hudson River Park
Through August 18, 2009 - New York

Enjoy music from Bach to Bebop as students from both the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College The New School for Music perform. Tuesdays, June 2nd – August 18th

Sunset on the Hudson - Hudson River Park
Through August 21, 2009 - New York

Enjoy the gorgeous sunset and mellow sounds of New York's acclaimed Guitar Man David Ippolito while relaxing on this spectacular grass covered pier that stretches 900 feet into the majestic Hudson River. Fridays, June 5th – August 21st

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 22, 2009 - Manhattan

The 43rd season of the Mostly Mozart Festival includes concerts, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, films, and lectures. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree will conduct ten concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the music of Mozart will be featured in 17 programs this summer, along with 14 by his beloved contemporary, Haydn, whose death 200 years ago will be highlighted during the Festival. The four-week Mostly Mozart Festival will also offer five premieres by composers John Adams and Alberto Grau; choreographer Mark Morris, and film-maker Bruno Monsaingeon. The Festival will feature debuts by nine artists—conductor Robin Ticciati makes his highly-anticipated US debut; pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin make their NY debuts; pianist Yevgeny Sudbin makes his NY orchestral debut; and pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nicholas Angelich and Stefan Vladar, mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, and acclaimed clarinetist Michael Collins make their Mostly Mozart debuts. The Festival will unfold at five venues on the Lincoln Center campus, including a return to the newly transformed and highly acclaimed Alice Tully Hall. Visit website for tickets and more information.

Summer Swing Series/Joe Battaglia - Edison Ballroom
Through August 29, 2009 -

Swing this summer with Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band on Saturday's through August. $45 after 9:45 PM includes dancing, hors d'oeuvres, and open bar. Earlier dinner seating available at 7:00, call for details or visit: http:/www.edisonballroom.com Tickets: telecharge.com

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - O'Neals' Lincoln Center
Through September 12, 2009 -

Following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, Paul Zunno played lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson Pickett. His performances are a combination of "stories behind the music" and a downright blow-the-roof-off-joint execution and technique as a guitarist. Zunno has truly earned his reputation as an outstanding live performer. His mix of soulful singing, guitar mastery and skillful songwriting have captivated and awed audiences for years. Paul Zunno's solo acoustic concert gives audiences an opportunity to see a world class talent in an intimate setting. - Pre-Fixe Menu, Full Menu and Drink Specials available - No Minimum - Seating begins 30 minutes before showtime more info www.zunno.com

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong: 'In the Cause of Happiness' - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 26, 2009 -

This exhibition features large-scale images of collages created by Armstrong from clips of photographs, news stories, postcards, letters, telegrams and other materials that Armstrong artfully affixed to the boxes of his vast private collection of audio tapes. Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm & 6-11pm; Mon., 6-11pm. Free.

Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009 - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through November 15, 2009 -

An exhibition that examines the critical role the human figure has played in the Nation's art for the past 189 years. Transcending chronological, stylistic, and generational boundaries the exhibition will present 160 works drawn from the National Academy's important and wide ranging collection of American art, as well as an intriguing selection of works by contemporary artists who are carrying on the figurative tradition in new and adventurous ways.

Midsummer Night's Dream Midnight Cruise - Paddle Wheel Queen
Through August 02, 2209 -

LAST BOAT PARTY OF THE SUMMER- BUY TIX NOW! LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS Invites you to the "2ND ANNUAL MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM MIDNIGHT CRUISE" SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2009 Aboard the Multi-Leveled PADDLE WHEEL QUEEN Docking from the SkyPort Marina 23rd Street & FDR Drive East Side of Manhattan Boarding at 11:45pm Sharp / Returning at 4am Arrive on Time – Don’t Miss The Boat! 3 Levels to Party! 1st Floor: URBAN LATINO RADIO & LA NUEVA FIESTA 98.5FM/96.9FM’s WORLD FAMOUS DJ E.M. & HEAVY HITTER DJ PRECISE Hip-Hop : Reggaeton : R&B : Reggae : House 2nd Floor: DJ ISH Salsa : Merengue : Bachata : Classics 3rd Floor: OUTDOORS LOUNGE Smoking Allowed SPECIAL VIP BIRTHDAY BASH FOR NENA OF LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS BLACKOUT PARTY GlowStix will be given away! All Tickets MUST Be Purchased In Advance TICKETS ARE $20 PER PERSON and are sold on a first come, first serve basis Everyone MUST have a Ticket to Board the Boat Copy & Paste the Link Below into your Browser to Purchase Tickets Online http://www.lowerdeckproductions.com To Purchase Tickets Via Cash, email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com 21 & Over| ID a Must | STRICT Dress Code Jeans OK, in Good Taste Guys MUST Wear a Button Down Shirt No Hats, No Shorts, No Boots, No Athletic or Baggy Attire For Tickets or Info, Call: Lower Deck Productions: 646-210-8044 Email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com Visit www.lowerdeckproductions.com VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #1 (Minimum of 12 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * Complimentary Birthday Cake * 1 Reserved Table * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com for Birthday Package #1 ---------------------------------------------- VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #2 (Minimum of 20 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * Complimentary Birthday Cake * 2 Reserved Tables * Disposable Camera * Complimentary Drink Tickets for the Birthday Person * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com for Birthday Package #2 ---------------------------------------------- VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #3 (Minimum of 30 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * 1 Complimentary Ticket for your Guest * Complimentary Birthday Cake * Complimentary Appetizers for your Tables * 3 Reserved Tables * Disposable Camera * Complimentary Drink Ticket for the Birthday Person * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com for Birthday Package #3

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