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February 12, 2011 - 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.

70's Soul Jam: Valentine's Concert - Beacon Theatre
February 12, 2011 -

The 70's Soul Jam: Valentine's Concert will take place at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, February 12 at 3:00PM and 8:00PM.

The lineup will feature The Stylistics ("Betcha by Golly, Wow"), The Dramatics ("All Because of You"), The Manhattans ("Kiss and Say Goodbye"), Blue Magic ("Sideshow"), and New Birth ("Afro-Strut").*

*Lineup Subject to change.

Iphigenie en Tauride - Metropolitan Opera
February 12, 2011 -

Susan Graham, Placido Domingo, and Paul Groves reprise their starring roles in Gluck's masterful interpretation of the Greek myth. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Seattle Opera.

Nixon in China - Metropolitan Opera
February 12, 2011 -

"All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, whose most famous opera has its Met premiere. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history." Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's historic 1972 encounter with Mao and Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars as Nixon, a role he created to widespread acclaim. Nixon in China, Sellars says, "shows you what opera can do to history, which is to deepen it and move into its more subtle, nuanced, and mysterious corners." This production was originally created by English National Opera.

Music Salon @ the cell Presents Composer-Pianist Bruce Wolosoff - the cell
February 12, 2011 -

American composer-pianist Bruce Wolosoff performs a recital of original works including "Four Blues," "Shenandoah Variations," "The Celestial Ruby," and "many worlds," composed in memory of his mentor and friend Jaki Byard.

Apollo Music Cafe - Joi's Futuristic Throwbacks ? The Apollo Session, with Devon Lee - Apollo Theater
Through February 12, 2011 -

Atlanta's underground queen Joi, of the renowned Dungeon Family musical collective, brings her weekly Saturday night set from Atlanta's historic Pal's Lounge to the Apollo, breathing new life into standards. Hot Heavy & Bad with guitarist Devon Lee provides the dark, dripping-with-sensuality groove that gives a fresh, new vibe to the pioneer of "neo-soul."

pretty|UGLY - Le Poisson Rouge
February 12, 2011 -

WHAT: pretty|UGLY The new glamourous: Don't Hate it 'Cause it's Pretty! WHERE: Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St. WHO: Project Mayhem Agency in association with 2Hungry Bros and Boundless NYC WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2011 Doors 10PM WHY (Synopsis): pretty|UGLY Project's Mayhem's pretty|UGLY is dedicated to bringing the best quality music to the Red Fish. We will spin the best of the 90's rock, 80's retro, house, hip-hop, grooves, reggae, funk, soul and world music. Our hosts will include some of the most young and trendy socialites; along with a full cast of live mime models. We plan to revolutionize and change the commercialization of beauty. Who defines it? We will not sit idly by and let mainstream America dedicate what beauty is. pretty|UGLY is here to give an identity to those who allow their internal demeanor to exemplify their character and not an outer facade. pretty|UGLY is bridging the gap between grunge and street chic party goers. 10 for Pretty| 5 for Ugly and F*#$ Your guest-list AQUARIUS BIRTHDAY BASH for LiKWUiD and Jessica Wynn DJ Deep from 2 HUngry Bros Special Guest DJ Teddy King Hosted by LiKWUiD and Shreen Asem

BORIS VALENTINE'S BALL - Pacha NYC
February 12, 2011 -

Saturday February 12 Pacha NYC presents ...

BORIS The Valentines Ball Chocolate? Fattening. Roses? Thorny. The best thing to get your honey this Valentines Day? A night with DJ Boris. Join the Pacha resident as he serves up his signature hot beats with an extra dose of sexy on top. You’ll burn calories and only get stuck if you want to. $10 ADMISSION BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list... http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_021211.html

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Doors open 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

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Millionaire Matchmaker Castmates Have A Heart Benefit - Pacha NYC
February 12, 2011 -

Saturday February 12 Pacha NYC presents Millionaire Matchmaker Castmates Have A Heart Benefit | Millionaire Matchmaker Castmates Andrea Correale, PJ Marks and Michael Wachs will host a benefit for The Cardiovascular Research Foundation at Pacha's VIP room Pachita. The night will feature a complimentary open bar and Si TV Model Latina Winner Jessica Caban and Comedian Mike Baez will emcee a special auction and raffle to win dates with members of the Millionaire Matchmaker cast. | Doors 10PM | www.pachanyc.com | GET TICKETS (Includes 2 Hour Open Bar) : http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2011-02/12/millionaire-matchmaker-castmates-have-a-heart-benefit

Grand Opening of 'ROAM Saturdays' - ROAM
February 12, 2011 -

2 Floors of Music by: WORLD FAMOUS DJ E.M. & DJ BIG BEN Hip-Hop | R&B | Salsa | Merengue | House | Reggae | Mainstream Admission: LADIES FREE ALL NIGHT, GUYS FREE TIL 12AM Must say LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS GUEST LIST at the Door

Drink // Bottle Specials: OPEN BAR from 10pm – 11pm 2 Bottles for $500 til 1am (tax & tip included)

Doors open at 10pm 21 & Over || ID a Must || Trendy, but Neat

For Info or Guest List: Email [email protected] Or visit www.lowerdeckproductions.com

VIP Birthday Packages: -Personalized Birthday Webpage -Birthday Person +1 Free All Night -Birthday Guest List in your name -Free Bottle of Champagne after 10ppl ($20 tip not included) -Guests receive free/reduced admission: --Ladies Free All Night, Guys Free til 12am, on your bday list -Shout Outs from the DJ

Email [email protected] for Birthday Reservations

Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus - Carnegie Hall
February 13, 2011 -

Carnegie Hall celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop, originally led by the late Robert Shaw. This year, Robert Spano, Shaw's successor as Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the culminating performance of Berlioz's Requiem, on Sunday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. The weeklong workshop, presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, gathers choral professionals from around the world for intense study and rehearsal of choral masterworks; this year with choral preparation by Norman Mackenzie, longtime choral director of the ASO. Spano conducts the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and tenor Thomas Cooley in the final performance. This year, as part of the anniversary celebration, the performance will also feature high school choirs from Carnegie Hall's National High School Choral Festival.

Don Pasquale - Metropolitan Opera
February 14, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko returns to the role that made her a Met star, with Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo. Music Director James Levine conducts.

Broadway Musicals of 1921 - The Town Hall
February 14, 2011 -

The songs I'm Just Wild About Harry by Eubie Blake, Say It With Music by Irving Berlin, Song of Love, and Serenade by Franz Schubert, April Showers, Toot Toot Tootise, and California, Here I Come made famous by Al Jolson, Second Hand Rose, and My Man made famous by Fanny Brice, and more! 8pm. $55 & $50.

Emmanuel & Alexander Acha - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 14, 2011 -

Mexican balladeer Emmanuel Acha will take the stage at the Theater at Madison Square Garden with his son, pop singer Alexander Acha on February 14.

Apollo Music Cafe - Blitz the Ambassador, with the Embassy Ensemble and special guest J. Ivy - Apollo Theater
February 14, 2011 -

Genre-bending Ghanaian-American artist Blitz blends distinctly African sounds like highlife and afrobeat with the boom-bap of classic hip hop, accompanied by the six-piece, brass-heavy band, Embassy Ensemble. Grammy Award-winning hip hop poet J. Ivy will appear as a special guest at this performance.

Yanna Avis: L’amour, toujours l’amour - FIAF • Tinker Auditorium
February 14, 2011 -

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, will celebrate Valentine’s Day over fine chocolates and wine with acclaimed international chanteuse Yanna Avis. Singing from a romantic repertoire of songs by Cole Porter, Léo Ferré, Friedrich Hollaender, and Paul Misraki, Avis brings her celebrated seduction to an evening of classic chansons d’amour in French and English. Avis’s smoky voice and sophisticated style have been compared to Marlene Dietrich, and have captivated audiences worldwide. At the invitation of maestro Gian Carlo Menotti, she became the first cabaret artist to perform at Italy’s legendary Spoleto Music Festival, and her elegance and panache have made her a must-see in New York’s most prestigious rooms, including Eighty Eight’s, The Russian Tea Room, Doubles at the Sherry-Netherland, Maxim’s, The Firebird, The Supper Club’s King Kong Room, Feinstein’s at the Regency, and the Jermyn Street Theatre in London.

Nixon in China - Metropolitan Opera
February 15, 2011 -

"All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, whose most famous opera has its Met premiere. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history." Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's historic 1972 encounter with Mao and Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars as Nixon, a role he created to widespread acclaim. Nixon in China, Sellars says, "shows you what opera can do to history, which is to deepen it and move into its more subtle, nuanced, and mysterious corners." This production was originally created by English National Opera.

Smokey Robinson w/ special guests Ashford & Simpson and Chuck Jackson - Apollo Theater
February 15, 2011 -

The King of Motown and Apollo Legend Smokey Robinson comes home for a one-night-only concert with a line-up of all-star guests, including Ashford & Simpson and Chuck Jackson. The singer/song-writer/producer who penned "My Girl," "Ooh Baby Baby," "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "My Guy," and dozens of other soul classics, still makes every appearance a master class in pop vocal performance, displaying his trademark timbre and range. This concert is presented at the Apollo by The Sheridan Arts Foundation and The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.

Jeremy Denk - Carnegie Hall
February 16, 2011 -

Pianist Jeremy Denk performs Bach's Goldberg Variations and Books I and II of Ligeti's Études on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Stephanie Blythe: We'll Meet Again - The Songs of Kate Smith - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2011 -

The mezzo- soprano's commanding, sumptuous voice has captivated audiences in many of the world's great opera houses, and this year brings her singular voice to the new productions of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at the Metropolitan Opera. She also makes her popular music debut in American Songbook, where she will pay personal tribute to the great Kate Smith by singing songs made famous by Smith, a beloved music icon whose stirring voice helped to comfort and galvanize our nation.

Iphigenie en Tauride - Metropolitan Opera
February 16, 2011 -

Susan Graham, Placido Domingo, and Paul Groves reprise their starring roles in Gluck's masterful interpretation of the Greek myth. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Seattle Opera.

Gipsy Kings - Radio City Music Hall
February 16, 2011 -

Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonnino Baliardo, will be performing at Radio City Music Hall on February 16, 2011.

Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco, called Sevillana in Spain, to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins Jacques, Maurice and Tonino Baliardo, whose father is Manitas de Plata.

In 1987, they released "Djobi Djoba" and "Bamboleo" on an independent label and scored two smash hits in France. Their success led them to sign with Sony Music and release their eponymous debut album later that year. In the late '80s, the Gipsy Kings debuted in the U.S. at a New York New Music Seminar. This led them to sign to Sony in America. The Kings' debut album spent 40 weeks on the U.S. charts and went gold, becoming one of the few Spanish albums to do so.

The Kings have had an active release schedule ever since, including the albums Mosaique (1989), Live! (1992), Love & Liberte (1994), Tierra Gitana (1996), Cantos de Amor (1998), Somos Gitanos (2001), Roots (2004) and Pasajero (2007).

Measha Brueggergosman - Carnegie Hall
February 17, 2011 -

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns to Zankel Hall on Thursday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Justus Zeyen for a program titled Nights and Dreams featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Duparc, Turina, R. Strauss, and Berg, among others. The program is based on Ms. Brueggergosman's Deutsche Grammophon recording of the same name with repertoire selected, in her words, for its "soulful depth, variety, and beauty."

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
February 17, 2011 -

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production. Maija Kovalevska stars as Mimi, Peter Mattei is Marcello, and four extraordinary tenors alternate in the role of Rodolfo: Piotr Beczala, Joseph Calleja, Ramon Vargas, and Vittorio Grigolo, fresh from his triumphant Covent Garden debut.

Interpol - Radio City Music Hall
February 17, 2011 -

International rock band Interpol will take the stage at Radio City Music Hall on February 17, 2011.

Interpol has been a worldwide sensation since hitting the air waves in the early 21st century. Ever since the release of their 2002 album Turn on the Bright Lights, the band has had an extensive touring record, including international dates and television appearances.

The band also opened for the Cure as part of that band's Curiosa Festival; soon after, Interpol released its second album, 2004's Antics. Three songs entered the Top 40 charts in the U.K., where the record later went gold. Following a major-label upgrade to the roster of Capitol Records, Interpol returned in 2007 with Our Love to Admire. Along with their Interpol duties, the band's members kept busy with other projects: Fogarino joined forces with Swervedriver's Adam Franklin as the Setting Suns (who later changed their name to Magnetic Morning), while Paul Banks embarked on a solo career as Julian Plenti, releasing the 2009 album Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper. Dengler ventured into writing film scores.

The band began recording their fourth album in early 2009, and in spring 2010, it was announced that Dengler was leaving Interpol; around that time, the band self-released the single "Lights." Dave Pajo was announced as the touring bassist for the group's shows with U2 and in Europe that summer. Interpol, which marked the band's return to Matador, arrived in September 2010.

Tine Thing Helseth - Carnegie Hall
February 18, 2011 -

Twenty-year-old Norwegian trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth makes her New York recital debut with pianist Håvard Gimse on Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m. performing the US premiere of a new work by Rolf Wallin as well as music by Martinu, Enescu, Hindemith, Grieg, and De Falla.

Raul Esparza - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 18, 2011 -

A heartthrob with serious acting chops and a thrilling voice, Esparza has become Broadway's leading man of choice according to directors and audiences alike. His credits include Taboo (2003), Company (2006), Homecoming (2007) and Speed-the-Plow (2008) – each one earning Drama Desk awards, Tony nominations, and the affection of thousands. The son of Cuban-Americans, Esparza will celebrate the music that shaped his life: a Cuban heritage that led to work in American musicals. This unlikely combination of pop, jazz, theater, and rhumba are the soul of his first generation culture and the inspiration for this eagerly awaited American Songbook debut.

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
February 18, 2011 -

Renee Fleming revisits Rossini's powerful but conflicted sorceress in the Met's new production directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman. Lawrence Brownlee is Rinaldo, the object of Armida's love and revenge.

An Evening With Ben Vereen - The Town Hall
February 18, 2011 -

This one-man show is a contemporary and timeless journey that has dazzled audiences around the world. A unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr., featuring hit songs such as Defying Gravity, Mr. Bojangles, My Way and Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries. Ben Vereen won the Tony® Award for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, and has also starred on Broadway in Wicked, Fosse, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Jelly's Last Jam, Grind, A Christmas Carol and I'm Not Rappaport. Ben guest starred on How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy (Prism Award), Law & Order: CI, and starred in the Hallmark movie An Accidental Friendship (NAACP Nom.). Recently he starred in the new play Fetch Clay, Make Man, directed by Des McAnuff, which will open on Broadway next year. 8pm.

HERNAN CATTANEO | Friday February 18 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
February 18, 2011 -

Friday February 18 Pacha NYC presents ...

HERNAN CATTANEO

After kicking off his residency in grand style last summer, Hernan is back for his first set of 2011. The Argentine progressive master is known for taking his faithful on epic flights of trancey fancy. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for lift-off. FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list... http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_021811.html

GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-02/18/hernan-cattaneo-pacha-nyc Doors open 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

Brad Mehldau & Anne Sofie von Otter - Carnegie Hall
February 19, 2011 -

On Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m., acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau continues his Carnegie Hall residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, performing a recital with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. The program features the New York premiere of an expanded version of Mehldau's Love Songs (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), as well as vocal works by Brahms, Fauré, Ferré, Lennon and McCartney, Sibelius, Strauss, and others.

Kate Baldwin - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 19, 2011 -

Last season's Finian's Rainbow on Broadway revealed a luminous new star: Kate Baldwin. With her sparkling soprano and charming stage presence, Baldwin earned every award nomination in the theater for her role as Sharon McLonergan. Baldwin specializes in the music of Yip Harburg and Burton Lane, Stephen Sondheim, and the wonderful Sheldon Harnick. Her American Songbook show will showcase these composers and more.

Don Pasquale - Metropolitan Opera
February 19, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko returns to the role that made her a Met star, with Matthew Polenzani, Mariusz Kwiecien, and John Del Carlo. Music Director James Levine conducts.

Nixon in China - Metropolitan Opera
February 19, 2011 -

"All of my operas have dealt on deep psychological levels with our American mythology," says Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, whose most famous opera has its Met premiere. "The meeting of Nixon and Mao is a mythological moment in world history, particularly American history." Acclaimed director and longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars makes his Met debut with this groundbreaking 1987 work, an exploration of the human truths beyond the headlines surrounding President Nixon's historic 1972 encounter with Mao and Communist China. Baritone James Maddalena stars as Nixon, a role he created to widespread acclaim. Nixon in China, Sellars says, "shows you what opera can do to history, which is to deepen it and move into its more subtle, nuanced, and mysterious corners." This production was originally created by English National Opera.

John Mellencamp - Radio City Music Hall
Through February 19, 2011 -

Rock legend John Mellencamp will take the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, February 18 and Saturday February 19, 2011 for a night of music and excitement.

This year has seen the release of Life, Death, Live and Freedom (an acclaimed live disc containing most of the songs from Life, Death, Love, and Freedom), and John's participation in the concert event of the summer, The Bob Dylan Show with John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. During days off John commenced recording of his next studio album, No Better Than This, for release in August 17, 2010. Having stated his intention of making a different kind of album, he recorded at several historic facilities including the first African-American church in the U.S. (in Savannah, Georgia), the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, and the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, where blues pioneer Robert Johnson recorded blues staples like "Sweet Home Chicago" and "Crossroad Blues." In order to get the sound and feel of these vintage blues recordings, he taped his new songs using antique recording equipment.

At the same time John compiled a four-CD box set, "On The Rural Route 7609" made up mainly of versions of some of his classic songs other then the well known ones in general release. These included two particularly innovative tracks from two iconic individuals not generally associated with music recordings: race relations expert Dr. Cornel West, who dramatically recited the lyrics to "Jim Crow," and Academy Award-winning actress Joanne Woodward-John's favorite actress-who likewise provided an emotionally charged reading of the lyrics to "The Real Life." "7609" released June 15, 2010.

Work continues on John's hugely ambitious "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" musical theater collaboration with Stephen King--a project that has been in the works for 10 years.

The Enrico Pieranunzi Trio - The Kitano New York Hotel
Through February 19, 2011 -

This February, the renowned Italian jazz pianist, Enrico Pieranunzi and his jazz trio, will be performing in the one of the city’s most intimate venues, The Bar Lounge at The Kitano New York Hotel. Shows will be held at 8-11 p.m. on February 18th and 19th at the Bar Lounge with a cover change of $25 and a $15 food and beverage minimum. Reservations can be made at 1-800-548-2666. Pieranunzi brings his fusion of refined classical technique and contemporary jazz to New York this February at the Kitano with his trio which includes world renowned bassist Larry Grenadier, a San Francisco native, and drummer Marcello Pellitteri hailing from Sicily. Pieranunzi, born in Rome, has played the piano since the age of 5 and began his professional career in Italy at the age of 19. Influenced by jazz luminaries such as Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner, Pieranunzi has toured throughout Europe from Berlin to Copenhagen showcasing his jazz talents. In addition to his current trio of widely known jazz performers, he has also collaborated with jazz legends such as Franco Ambrosetti, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, and Phil Woods, to name a few. Currently, Pieranunzi has taken a hiatus from his teaching career as a professor at the prestigious Conservatorio di Musica in Flosinone to return to New York City to perform at the Kitano.

Trailer Music Live - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
February 19, 2011 -

Trailer Music Live brings epic music from blockbuster movie trailers such as Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, Iron Man and many more performed live on stage by more than 100 orchestral, choral and rock musicians for the first time in New York City. This concert experience for all ages unites popular movie culture with powerful contemporary choral and orchestral music. It showcases stirring compositions with mega-hit movie film footage synced live on screen bringing an authentic and unique Hollywood movie music experience to audiences around the world.

Amazing Grace, featuring the Vissi Dance Theater - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
February 19, 2011 -

Amazing Grace a full-length dance drama covering the last slave auction, emancipation, Jim Crow, lynching, civil rights and religion in black America is a spirited and uplifting historical journey.

Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents: A.J. Racy: The Soul Remembers - Alwan for the Arts
February 19, 2011 -

In his long-awaited Alwan debut, the gifted and versatile Dr. A.J. Racy will give a solo performance in a program that evokes the mystical spirit of the Middle East, featuring instrumental works and improvisations by this Lebanese-born composer, multi-instrumentalist, scholar and UCLA ethnomusicologist. The musical content in tonight's program derives from the classical musical traditions of the Ottoman Sufi world and displays the distinctive nuances of Racy’s own style. Several instruments will be heard, including the buzuq, a long-necked lute, the nay, a reed-flute cherished by several Sufi groups, especially the Mevlevi order established by Jalal al-Din Rumi in the 13th century, and the salamiyyah, a reed-flute used by Egyptian Sufi performers. The theme of the performance is inspired by the mystic notion of universality and the Sufi doctrines of Unity of Being and Divine Love. The program will offer an intimate experience of the spiritual and cultural ethos of the Middle East and of music’s transcendental power.

Trailer Music Live - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
February 19, 2011 -

Trailer Music Live brings epic music from blockbuster movie trailers such as Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, Iron Man and many more performed live on stage by more than 100 orchestral, choral and rock musicians for the first time in New York City. This concert experience for all ages unites popular movie culture with powerful contemporary choral and orchestral music, showcasing stirring compositions with mega-hit movie film footage synced live on screen bringing an authentic and unique Hollywood movie music experience to audiences around the world.

MAX VANGELI | Saturday February 19 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
February 19, 2011 -

Saturday February 19 Pacha NYC presents ...

MAX VANGELI

Pacha prides itself on bringing you the hottest new names in dance music, and Max Vangeli is one such scorcher. He made his Pacha debut in December, showcasing his big-room style and catalog full of high-octane remixes and originals. Now he’s back to show you why he’s one of Steve Angello’s top young guns. FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list... http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_021911.html

GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-02/19/max-vangeli-pacha-nyc Doors open 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

Trailer Music Live - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
February 19, 2011 -

Trailer Music Live brings epic music from blockbuster movie trailers such as Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, Iron Man and many more performed live on stage by more than 100 orchestral, choral and rock musicians for the first time in New York City. This concert experience for all ages unites popular movie culture with powerful contemporary choral and orchestral music, showcasing stirring compositions with mega-hit movie film footage synced live on screen bringing an authentic and unique Hollywood movie music experience to audiences around the world. List of Artists: The Grand Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”, Artistic Director Lev Kontorovich, and conducted by Aleksandr Klevitsky, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of The Yuri Silantiev Grand Concert Orchestra. the event also features the New York City Master Chorale, members of the NYU Symphony Orchestra and is also featuring the legendary trailer music composers Immediate Music (Avatar, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Toy Story 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Chronicles of Narnia, among others).

Jazz Pianist Michika Fukumori Every Tuesday in February - The Bar Lounge at the Kitano New York Hotel
Through February 22, 2011 -

This February, the Kitano New York will continue its young pianist showcase with Japanese jazz pianist, Michika Fukumori who will be performing in The Bar Lounge. Shows will be held at 8-11 p.m. each Tuesday during the month, including February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. There is no cover charge or food & beverage minimum for the Michika Fukumori performances at the Bar Lounge. Michika Fukumori’s innate musical talents were evident from her early childhood. Born in Mai, Japan, Fukumori began playing the piano at the age of 3 and composing her own music at the age of 6. She graduated from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and began playing jazz professionally at venues throughout Tokyo. However, in 2000 Fukumori traveled to New York in hopes of further cultivating her talent. She achieved her master’s degree from the City College of New York in 2003 and since has been performing at some of the city’s most well-known jazz venues. This February the Kitano New York invites music lovers to see Fukumori showcase her refined jazz talent every Tuesday at the Bar Lounge.

Winter Starlight Music Series - Top of the Rock
Through February 23, 2011 -

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center (www.topoftherocknyc.com) will host live music throughout the month of February as part of the Winter Starlight Music Series. The Music Series will take place on Wednesday evenings, February 2nd - February 23rd, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 5th and 6th Avenues on the 67th floor observation deck. Visitors can enjoy live music while taking in the breathtaking, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine, champagne and other refreshments will be available for purchase from Rock Center Caf? during all performances. The Winter Music Series will also include an additional, extended performance on Valentine's Day Monday, February 14th from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Top of the Rock invites you and your loved one to spend the evening overlooking New York's most romantic views while listening to the vocals of Peter Bradley Adams.

Neil Totton presents NY Soul Sensation - New World Stages
Through March 13, 2011 -

"Neil Totton presents NY Soul Sensation", a singing competition based in the truth that soul music has the power to transform and change lives by vocalist digging deep down with themselves to pull out performances that touch and captivate an audience. With Trevor Allen (Groove, Cafe Wha?, and bass player to the stars) serving as musical director and Neil Totton as host and a special guest mentor each week.Mentors to include: Recording Artist, Lea Lorien and Robin Clark, Broadway's Marva Hicks, Aisha DeHaas and Mykal Kilgore, and Vocal Genius, Marlon Saunders. This competition is going to be inspiring and good for the soul. 12 competitors have been chosen for the five week competition and ready to compete for the grand prize of $500, a song produced by a NYC producer, and a co-host spot for Sunday Soul Sessions at the Time Out Lounge following the competition. Out of the 12 contestants no one will be eliminated from the competition each week. The winner will be based on audience ticketed votes. Each contestants will be mentored by theatre and music industry professionals. THERE ARE NO JUDGES IN THIS COMPETITION. The competition is based on growth and evolving as a performer each week.

Week 1-Motown and the 60's

Week 2-70's, Disco, and Funk

Week 3- 80's, 90's, and today

Week 4- Love Songs

Week 5- NY Soul Sensation Grand Finale

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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