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February 4, 2012 - 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.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
Through February 04, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 04, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
February 04, 2012 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Petula Clark - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 04, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its 2011-12 season with the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter PETULA CLARK. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. Ms. Clark's show at Feinstein's will run from January 24 to February 4, 2012. Prior to New York, she will perform at the Casino De Paris Theatre on November 7, for her first Paris concert in two years. Immediately after her run at Feinstein's, she will fly down under for a 15 day concert tour of Australia.

David Garrett - Beacon Theatre
February 04, 2012 - New York

The child of an American mother and a German father, prodigy violin soloist David Garrett, born David Bongartz in Aachen, Germany, reached and surpassed many an important milestone before his matriculation at Juilliard in New York. David's interest in violin began at the age of four, when his older brother received a violin from his father -- who himself was a antique stringed-instrument dealer. A year later, David had already won a competition, and by seven he was playing in public as often as possible. Within five more years, David had gone on to perform with an orchestra (playing Mozart) and at the age of ten made his concert debut. As his teenage years dawned, David had already released two albums and appeared on television. This kind of talent was quickly picked up by Deutsche Grammophone, which offered and signed a contract with the violinist when he was only 14 years old. He graduated from Juilliard in New York in 2004, after having been a student with Itzhak Perlman. David Garrett has performed with many of the world's orchestras, and in 2007 he played with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, touring the United States with the orchestra in 2008. In 2009 he released a self-titled album on the Decca label. The varied repertoire included music from Bizet, a version of 'Dueling Banjos' plus a cover version of Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal'. A year later he returned with Rock Symphonies, an album featuring material from Nirvana, Guns 'N' Roses, and Metallica.

Gavin Creel & Stephen Oremus - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 04, 2012 -

Gavin Creel is a singer/songwriter/actor/activist who has dual careers as a Broadway leading man as well as a pop singer. His sweet, earnest tenor has earned him Tony nominations for both Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Creel and Tony Award-winning music director, arranger, and orchestrator Stephen Oremus � the music supervisor of Wicked, Avenue Q, and The Book of Mormon � have put together a night of classic theater tunes and alternative rock from two bright lights from the new generation of Broadway.

Bob Marley Birthday Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 04, 2012 - New York

This afternoon's family-friendly Bob Marley Birthday Bash performance will celebrate the life and music of Bob Marley with a performance by the CCB, featuring NYC's hottest reggae artists.

Since emerging in 1996, the CCB has been tearing up the underground New York reggae scene with sold-out performances at some of the city's hottest venues. The group's ability to play a wide variety of idioms, an inspired group of special guests, and its celebration of herban life and music has earned CCB legions of inspired local fans, headline status at Boston's Freedom Rally and the Seattle Hempfest, and gigs backing diverse artists, from Rita Marley to George Clinton.

The CCB's annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show at B.B. King Blues Club has sold out every year since its inception in 1997, and the shows in 2012 should be no exception.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 04, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 04, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

RIOULT brings local Bronx Children to the Stage in a Special Family Matinee Performance of Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions! - Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center at Kingsborough Community College
February 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

The family matinee performance begins with RIOULT’s famous Fables (based on Jean LaFontaine Fables) and set to the original score of Paul Salerni.

Small Steps, Tiny Revolutions is based on a poem about a young boy and his distanced father who disapproves of his son’s love of dance. The audience witnesses the transformative power of love as the father journeys into the boy’s imaginary world in an attempt to understand him and try to rescue their relationship. The whimsical costumes and sets used in this production set the tone for this magical and touching journey.

FREE EVENT!

Directions:http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/sub-about/campus_info/Pages/maps_directions.aspx

The Carmina Burana Choral Project - Carnegie Hall
February 05, 2012 -

A choir of New York City students joins conductor David Robertson and the Orchestra of St. Luke's for a definitive performance of Orff's Carmina Burana. In addition, three high school–aged composers have been selected to write new works for chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. These new works will be premiered on the first half of the program.

R&B Spotlight - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 05, 2012 - New York

R&B Spotlight is excited about presenting the next great R&B star to the world. Talented artists have come in from all over the globe to showcase their gifts as part of this event. Everyone from Aretha Franklin to Anthony Hamilton has graced the B.B. King stage, and now R&B Spotlight is providing the same platform for other up-and-coming R&B acts to follow suit.

Rocks Off Presents Unchained The Mighty VAN HALEN Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 06, 2012 - New York

Unchained is a group of four seasoned musicians who share an appreciation of the unbridled fun, energy, and musicianship of the golden age of Van Halen. Van Halen was THE band in their formative years, and as everyone knows, the group ruled the rock 'n' roll world for a long time. Everyone who lived during those years knows that the band's energy was the perfect blend of attitude, recklessness, prodigy-level musicianship, spanning the full gamut of musical emotions, from "Dance the Night Away" to "Mean Street." Unchained has wowed audiences for almost 15 years years with its reproduction of the Van Halen sound and its members' astounding technical musical ability. From "Big Bad Bill" and "Happy Trails" to "Light up the Sky," "Dirty Movies," and everything in between, including some tracks from the significant Sammy years, this band delivers Van Halen like no other. Tonight's show will also celebrate the release of the new Van Halen album A Different Kind of Truth! Come hear the album before it comes out in stores! Eddie Trunk from Q104 and That Metal Show will be hosting this celebration of new Van Halen music before Unchained takes the stage and rocks out all the classics you know and love! Come celebrate the history and future of Van Halen on this special night. It's going to be better than the real thing!

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
February 07, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Götterdämmerung - Metropolitan Opera
February 07, 2012 -

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met's new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.

Emily Danger at Arlene's Grocery - Arlene's Grocery
February 07, 2012 - New York

Emily Danger is an indie folk rock band from New York City. The band consists of Emily Nicholas (vocals, piano), Ryan Nearhoff (vocals, guitar), Cameron Orr (violin, bass, melodica, vocals), and Colin Lime (drums, bass, vocals). Their music consists of lyrics written by Emily and music and arrangements created by the band. The band’s influences include: Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Cole Porter, classical music and 70’s rock. Their music combines beautiful melodies and vulnerable lyrics with complex, often dissonant arrangements, reminiscent of the Troubadour era with a modern sound. New York performances include: The Bitter End, National Underground, Arlene’s Grocery, Fat Baby, K&M, Alphabet Lounge, The Duplex, and more. They are currently working with producer Devon Craig Johnson on their EP release, “Paintings”. The band is named after a nickname given to Emily by Colin because “Danger” is, in fact, her middle name.

Emily Danger returns to Arlene's Grocery with new music, new instruments, and a free download from their EP for all who come! Only $5 cover for this amazing venue and show!

Helicopter Showdown - Highline Ballroom
February 07, 2012 -

The four-person Bay Area production force known as Helicopter Showdown has earned the reputation in the underground bass music culture as the "Wu Tang" of dubstep. These West Coast bass monsters have been turning heads and crashing parties worldwide with their unique blend of heavy dubstep and melodic electro house. Having dominated the Bay Area bass music scene over the past year, Helicopter Showdown has been called out of its homeland to perform and curate events all over North America in cities such as Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, and Montreal. Supported by such highly respected artists as Rusko, Borgore, Mt. Eden, Calvertron, Skism, Downlink, and Reid Speed, among others, this group and its music are quickly being recognized everywhere, from the most distinguished UK dubstep pioneers to the smaller pockets of bassheads in the US.

In the last year, after teaming up with close friend, collaborator, and UltraGore label mate and owner Sluggo, the Helicopter Showdown crew smashed its way onto the Beatport charts with the debut release "The Wrestler," followed by "Hostages" and most recently "Holy Ghost" featuring MC Messinian. Recently, Helicopter Showdown has become even more of a household name in the Beatport dubstep charts, planting itself firmly within the Top 20 with its latest release "Drop It Again" with Calvertron, off the Flight or Fight EP (2011). The band is currently finishing up its next Ultragore EP with Sluggo featuring the fresh vocal talents of Bryan Dallas and Young Aunde. In addition, a laundry list of collaborations is in store that will make 2012 a marquee year for this groundbreaking crew. Helicopter Showdown also stands out from the rest of the bass community due in part to its reputation for holding fans in the highest regard, proving its love through consistent efforts to give away free music. Highly acclaimed releases include "Gucci Gucci (Helicopter Showdown & IB Remix)," "Waiting" with BoyKidCloud, "Dramatron," "Beat Down," and the classic "Whistle Tips" with Point.blank, all given gratis to the band's hungry fans. This group even takes it one step further, giving away free downloads of its signature sounds and production templates. With its dedication to production, its fans, and its ability to take its four-person team onto the stage and turn any given party into a full-blown event, Helicopter Showdown is bringing the party from West Coast underground to the Highline Ballroom tonight.

"THE SCHOOL OF CORNELL" A Celebration of The Legacy of Cornell Dupree Ft. Steve Cropper, Ray Parker Jr., John Scofield, The Gadd Gang, Stuff, Soul Survivors, Bernard Purdie, Steve Jordan & More! - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 07, 2012 - New York

Come celebrate the life and legacy of legendary guitarist Cornell Dupree at B.B. King Blues Club! A staple on the jazz, rock, and R&B recording scenes for many years, Dupree lent his distinctive bluesy style to over 2,500 recording sessions over the course of his career. He recorded prolifically with artists like Aretha Franklin as a member of King Curtis and the Kingpins. His signature guitar lines are instantly recognizable in many of the R&B legend's biggest hits, including "Respect." He also performed and/or recorded with Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Miles Davis, B. B. King, Joe Cocker, Wilson Pickett, Barbra Streisand, Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Mariah Carey, and countless other artists. In addition to his prodigious work as a sideman, Dupree also led a storied career as a leader. Together with other members of Franklin's backing band, he was a member of the fusion supergroup Stuff, with which he recorded several albums. Tonight, a host of outstanding artists will pay tribute to Dupree, including guitar greats Steve Cropper, Ray Parker Jr., John Scofield, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, and Bob Mann; The Gadd Gang, featuring Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, and Leon Pendarvis; Stuff, featuring Gordon Edwards and Jimmy Smith; The Soul Survivors, featuring Buddy Williams and Frank Canino, and special guests Bernard Purdie, Willie Weeks, Randy Brecker, Lenny Pickett, Will Lee, Chris Parker, Steve Jordan, and many more surprises.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 08, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
February 08, 2012 - New York

The new Amateur Night season is underway with a whole new line-up of eager contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000!

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Fretwork - Carnegie Hall
February 08, 2012 -

This season, viol ensemble Fretwork celebrates its quarter-century anniversary and makes its Carnegie Hall debut. While Fretwork's repertoire encompasses music that dates from the 16th century to the present day, this concert explores works written specifically for viol by 17th-century English and Italian composers.

Bill Callahan - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 08, 2012 -

The deep voice and sardonic delivery bring to mind Johnny Cash or Kris Kristofferson, but it's the inventive lyrics that mark Bill Callahan as an original. Callahan recorded for years under the name Smog, perhaps as a need for anonymity and not as a reference to the impact that his music has on the listener. If that is what he wanted to reference, his previous identity would have been Poetry.

Bernard Fowler & His Rock �n� Roll All-Star Band - Highline Ballroom
February 08, 2012 -

Bernard Fowler�s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist have resonated through the span of his extraordinary career in the music industry. He has appeared on over 30 albums, most recently focusing his artistic energy on his solo project Friends with Privileges, which he released in 2006. This critically acclaimed effort draws from his diverse influences and exercises his wide-ranging, powerful vocals while coupling his unique brand of rock with stylish grooves. Fowler�s first success in the music industry came early in his career as a trailblazer of house music in the garage music era. As a member of the New York Citi Peech Boys, he started his trend of musical experimentation with the club hit "Don�t Make Me Wait." While collaborating with Herbie Hancock on Hancock�s album Future Shock (1983), he began his long-standing relationship Mick Jagger, contributing to Jagger's solo album She�s the Boss (1985). Fowler went on to appear on every Rolling Stones album from 1989�s Steel Wheels to 2008�s Shine A Light. Fowler has lent his inspired vocals to solo albums for Keith Richards and Ron Wood, as well as fronting two jazz albums for Charlie Watts and producing two albums for Ron Wood. He has toured with The Rolling Stones to every continent, performing for massive audiences the world over. He has also worked with members of Pearl Jam, Def Leppard, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Neville Brothers, as well as recorded and performed with Yoko Ono, Duran Duran, Herb Albert, Nicklebag, Robert Plant, Living Colour, Sly & Robbie, Johnnie Johnson, and Bootsy Collins. While working on his next solo project, he continues to record and tour with The Rolling Stones, Tackhead, Bad Dog, and Band 2.

George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 08, 2012 - New York

Born in 1941, George Clinton is the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and he is a solo funk artist as of 1981. He has been called one of the most important innovators of funk music, next to James Brown and Sly Stone. Clinton is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. The Parliaments began as a doo-wop group based in Plainfield, New Jersey, where Clinton grew up. The band eventually found success under the names Parliament and Funkadelic in the '70s. These two groups combined elements of musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream, and James Brown while exploring different sounds, technology, and lyricism. In 1982, Clinton signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist and as the P-Funk All-Stars, releasing Computer Games that same year. The disc featured the smash hits "Loopzilla" and "Atomic Dog." A string of successful albums and singles followed, including "Nubian Nut," "Last Dance," and "Do Fries Go with That Shake?" The Red Hot Chili Peppers also tapped Clinton to produce their album Freaky Styley (1985). Though Clinton's popularity had waned by the mid-'80s, he experienced something of resurgence in the early '90s as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling his songs. The '90s and early '00s saw him releasing additional albums, reuniting with several old members of Parliament and Funkadelic, appearing in films, and collaborating with a variety of artists. In 2005, he also formed a record label called The C Kunspyruhzy. His latest solo album, titled George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love, came out in 2008 on Shanachie Records. The disc features guest appearances by Sly Stone, El DeBarge, Red Hot Chili Peppers, RZA, Carlos Santana, and more. These days, Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic tour 200 days out of the year in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the US. With multiple projects in the works, the master is still on top of his game. "I ain't going nowhere," he declares. "I feel like I'm starting over right now ... for real!"

Lily Henley - The JCC in Manhattan
February 08, 2012 - New York

Deeply influenced in traditional American and Celtic music as well as extensive time in Tel Aviv, this powerful singer, songwriter, and fiddler now lives in NYC where she creates new arrangements of Hebrew and Ladino songs -- as well as original songs in English. Truly one of the most passionate voices on the acoustic music scene today.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
February 09, 2012 -

Verdi's vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met's unparalleled musical forces -- and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the first time at the Met.

A Tribute to Motown - Carnegie Hall
February 09, 2012 -

Ray Chew returns to Carnegie Hall to celebrate this soulful brand of music from the Motor City that has been loved by generations. "Motown touches every American," says Chew, who is also the current music director of American Idol. "It brings you back to a familiar place."

tUnE-yArDs - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2012 -

New England native Merrill Gerbus' career started in theater, but a trip to Africa changed her. She embraced African rhythms and odd vocal techniques, creating drum loops on the spot and layering them with ukulele and voice. Now fleshed out with a bassist and two saxophone players, tUne-yArDs' musical performances are joyous, complex pieces that show their African influences but veer off into something more theatrical and decidedly more modern. As for the name tUnE-yArDs, it is from a lyric from an old song by Gerbus. "And we'll fly over tune-yards in our dreams" described a place where songs just grew instead of needing to be concocted and convoluted. The odd capitalization was a way to get attention on Myspace.

Papadosio - Horizon Wireless - Speakerbot - pH Factor - Highline Ballroom
February 09, 2012 -

Some music, because of its originality, timelessness, mass appeal, or perhaps because it is just plain odd, will always be destined for the hallowed halls of cult classicism. No band fits this criteria better than Papadosio. Formed in Athens, OH, the band has been creating a home at the forefront of live electronica for five years, wowing crowds from Denver and Cleveland to NYC and Atlanta, and shaking the earth at festivals and clubs alike. Papadosio's music is all about unexpected combinations. From rock and house to jazz, hip-hop, dub, and so on, every song has a unique approach to attaining originality. Long improvisational interludes and vocal harmonies project an amplified message of transcendence, unity, and universal understanding that quickly sets this group in a new category of mass appeal. Now hailing from Asheville, NC, Papadosio has released three albums: Magreenery (2007), By the Light of the Stars EP (2008), and Observations (2009). Take one listen to any of these discs, and the band's mission becomes abundantly clear: to combine eclectic musical traditions with modern electronica to stir the heart and fuel the mind.

Anthony B - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 09, 2012 - New York

Draped in the rich colors of African cloth, his trademark staff in hand, and his dreadlocks wrapped regally on his head, Anthony B embodies all that it is spiritual and proactive about reggae music. This artist has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using sharp lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the quality of performance standards and lyrical content for the industry through the release of more than 14 albums and 1000 singles, and appearances on over 100 albums in the last 14 years. Anthony B's musical journey started in the church, back when he was still called Keith Anthony Blair in Jamaica. In 1992, he left his hometown and set out to make his fateful mark on Kingston's music scene. He soon partnered with producer Richard "Bell" Bello of Star Trail Records - a relationship that spawned a slew of records and releases, including "Repentance Time," "Fire Pon Rome," "One Thing," and "Raid di Barn." Anthony followed up with critically acclaimed albums like Real Revolutionary (1998), Universal Struggle (1998), Seven Seals (1999), Untouchable (2004), and Black Star (2005). In addition, in 2002 he started his own label, Born Fire Records, and independently produced the albums Street Knowledge (2003), That's Life (2001), and Life Over Death (2008). Anthony B's lyrical genius and his captivating, energetic performance style have caused him to be heavily requested for performances in the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and Africa. He has performed all over the world, including shows in such disparate locations as Gambia, Senegal, India, Iceland, Venezuela, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Over the years, he has collaborated with Bone Crusher, Akon, Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, and many others. His latest album, Rise Up (2009), continues Anthony's legacy as he proves himself to be one of reggae's most prolific and engaging artists - an electrifying performer whose music grips the public social conscience.

Elaine Paige - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 10, 2012 -

A legend comes to American Songbook. The reigning queen of British musical theater and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige first astounded theater audiences with her creation of the role of Eva Peron in Evita. Her subsequent roles as Grizabella in Cats, Florenz in Chess, Edith Piaf in Piaf, and the leads in Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes and The King and I added to her luster. She performs concerts around the world, has a weekly BBC 2 radio program, sells multi-platinum CDs, was awarded the Order of the British Empire and is currently giving a critically-acclaimed performance as Carlotta in Follies on Broadway. Now she is ready to conquer The Allen Room.

BLOWOFF Featuring the DJ Sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel - Highline Ballroom
February 10, 2012 -

Bob Mould and Richard Morel's Blowoff is a DJ event that has become a premier destination for a wide cross-section of appreciative music fans. Originating in 2003 in Washington, DC's Velvet Lounge, Blowoff started as a musical collaboration between Mould and Morel. The two DJ in tandem, laying down a signature mix of indie rock, electro, and house, accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club. With the focus firmly on cutting-edge music, dazzling live visuals by Nick Lopata, and stunning poster art by Baltimore-based artist Linas Garsys, the party has grown quickly and is now an established event in New York, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago, and San Diego. The Blowoff artist CD was also released in 2006 on Full Frequency Music. Richard Morel is known for his remixes under the name Pink Noise, including tracks from the Killers, Yoko Ono, and Pet Shop Boys. In addition, he co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Cyndi Lauper�s Bring Ya to the Brink album and released his third solo album as Morel, titled The Death of the Paper Boy, in 2008. Bob Mould, founding member of the seminal punk band Husker Du and alt-rock favorite Sugar, released his ninth solo album, Life And Times (Anti- Records), in 2010. His autobiography, titled See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody and written with assistance from Michael Azerrad, was published in the summer of 2011.

Al Kooper 68th Birthday Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 10, 2012 - New York

Al Kooper once again returns to B.B. King Blues Club to celebrate his birthday in grand fashion. A legendary keyboardist, songwriter, and producer, Kooper appeared on Bob Dylan's classic albums Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966), and he produced New Morning for Dylan in 1970. He also toured as a member of Dylan's band off and on over the years. He was a member of the influential group The Blues Project from 1965 to 1967, and he formed Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1967, remaining with the group for its debut album Child Is Father to the Man (1968). Kooper was also the principal songwriter for both bands. As if all of that weren't enough, he also appeared on and produced 1968's platinum Super Session album with Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills. In addition to his legendary '60s work, Kooper has recorded and released over 10 solo albums over the last 40 years, including his latest release, 2008's White Chocolate. He has played as a sideman on albums by George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, The Who, Cream, and many more. He also discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd and produced the band's first three albums, which include the iconic tracks "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," and "Saturday Night Special." Kooper has also lent his production talents to The Tubes, Nils Lofgren, Mike Bloomfield, Steven Stills, Appaloosa, The Don Ellis Band, Lenny White, B.B. King, Green On Red, Jimmy Vivino, David Essex, Johnny Van Zant, a Harry Nilsson tribute album, and many other projects. His autobiogarphy, Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards, was published in 1998 and was critically hailed as one of the best rock books ever written. Come help this rock icon celebrate his 68th birthday at B.B. King Blues Club!

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
February 11, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Götterdämmerung - Metropolitan Opera
February 11, 2012 -

With its cataclysmic climax, the Met's new Ring cycle, directed by Robert Lepage, comes to its resolution. Deborah Voigt stars as Brünnhilde and Gary Lehman is Siegfried—the star-crossed lovers doomed by fate. James Levine conducts.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 11, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present Gluck’s “Armide” - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 11, 2012 - New York

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present a semi-staged concert performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Armide,” the second co-production between the two art institutions, on Wednesday, February 8 and Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets at $30 will be available beginning January 11, 2012 through the Kramer Box Office at Juilliard, through CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500, or online at www.juilliard.edu. For further information, call (212) 769-7406.

The 70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert - Beacon Theatre
February 11, 2012 - New York

The popular 70's Soul Jam returns with an all new line-up featuring The Stylistics, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, The Delfonics, The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding, & Enchantment.

Laura Benanti - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 11, 2012 -

Her astonishing beauty is matched by a bell-clear soprano and the ability to inhabit characters with total conviction. In her cabaret shows she lets out an antic sense of humor, and on Broadway in Nine, A Little Night Music, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Benanti was the brightest light on stage. Benanti won a Tony Award for her role in Gypsy, making the transformation from tomboy Louise to the stripper Gypsy Rose Lee completely believable and heart-wrenching.

Romeo - Madison Square Garden
February 11, 2012 -

While most 13 year-old boys were out chasing girls and shooting hoops, Romeo opted to stay home, penning his first songs. It is well known that Romeo's idol in bachata is Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos. However, his fascination with the art of the popular song commenced when he discovered the likes of Camilo Sesto, Manuel Alejandro, Juan Gabriel, Omar Alfano, and, of course, Juan Luis Guerra. Most people focus on the artist, but Romeo always wanted to know who wrote the song. His blossoming love affair with songwriting was only the beginning of a journey he had barely envisioned. As fate would have it, Romeo soon joined his church choir with his cousin Henry. Shortly thereafter, Romeo and Henry would meet their destiny and join Lenny and Mikey to form Aventura. It is well-known to insiders that Romeo will not write songs for just anyone. He has been extremely selective, as he believes there must be a visceral connection between himself and the artist he is writing for. As a matter of fact, a defining factor in Romeo's career is his continuing quest for exclusivity and privacy in general. Today Romeo embarks on his journey as a solo artist with his debut solo album, entitled "Formula," slated to release in fall, 2011. The artist has chosen an eclectic mix of Bachata, R&B, Ballads - up tempo and fusion to delight his fans. With all of the Bachata tracks to be written, arranged and produced by Romeo himself, he has invited selected A-list producer to collaborate in the Anglo tracks - just about anything can be expected. Romeo's wild ride has just begun.

Romeo - Madison Square Garden
February 11, 2012 -

While most 13 year-old boys were out chasing girls and shooting hoops, Romeo opted to stay home, penning his first songs. It is well known that Romeo's idol in bachata is Antony "El Mayimbe" Santos. However, his fascination with the art of the popular song commenced when he discovered the likes of Camilo Sesto, Manuel Alejandro, Juan Gabriel, Omar Alfano, and, of course, Juan Luis Guerra. Most people focus on the artist, but Romeo always wanted to know who wrote the song. His blossoming love affair with songwriting was only the beginning of a journey he had barely envisioned. As fate would have it, Romeo soon joined his church choir with his cousin Henry. Shortly thereafter, Romeo and Henry would meet their destiny and join Lenny and Mikey to form Aventura. It is well-known to insiders that Romeo will not write songs for just anyone. He has been extremely selective, as he believes there must be a visceral connection between himself and the artist he is writing for. As a matter of fact, a defining factor in Romeo's career is his continuing quest for exclusivity and privacy in general. Today Romeo embarks on his journey as a solo artist with his debut solo album, entitled "Formula," slated to release in fall, 2011. The artist has chosen an eclectic mix of Bachata, R&B, Ballads - up tempo and fusion to delight his fans. With all of the Bachata tracks to be written, arranged and produced by Romeo himself, he has invited selected A-list producer to collaborate in the Anglo tracks - just about anything can be expected. Romeo's wild ride has just begun.

Ruben Studdard - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 11, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post will continue its Winter/Spring 2012 season with the New York nightclub debut of Grammy Award-nominated "American Idol" winner RUBEN STUDDARD from February 7 to February 11. In addition to jazz, pop and soul standards, he will perform his new single "June 28th (I'm Single)" from his upcoming CD "Letters From Birmingham," which will be released by Shanachie Entertainment on March 13. This concept album about the ups and downs of modern romance is setting the standard for modern day soul troubadours and boasts stunning performances that range from an angelic falsetto on love songs like "Today" to hard-hitting dance floor grooves like "Turn You Out" that show off a raw vocal edge. The show will run for four nights from February 7 to February 11 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). RUBEN STUDDARD was crowned the winner of Fox Television's "American Idol" talent competition in 2003 after pulling over 24 million votes. Since then, the Velvet Teddy Bear (as Gladys Knight nicknamed him for his smoothly soothing vocal style) has produced a string of gold and platinum albums, received Grammy and American Music Award nominations, won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist, was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards, toured as Fats Waller in a national stage tour of Ain't Misbehavin', appeared on various television shows, toured in the comedy drama "Heaven I Need A Hug" with Robin Givens and played a pastor in the Trace Adkins film, Lifted. His single "Flying Without Wings" debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 while his version of "Superstar" peaked at No. 2 on the R&B chart. In December 2003, his first album, Soulful, had advance orders of over a million copies, automatically qualifying for platinum certification. The record entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. A follow-up single, "Sorry 2004," reached No. 9 on the Hot 100 and No. 2 on the R&B chart. Ruben's next album was "I Need An Angel," released in November 2004. The sophomore set topped Billboard's gospel chart and was the magazine's No. 1 gospel album of the year. Ruben's third album, "The Return," found him back in the Top 10, on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The first single, "Change Me," spent an impressive eight weeks at No. 1 on the Adult R&B list. In 2004, he won the NAACP's Image Award for Best New Artist. That same year, he was nominated for Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist at the American Music Awards, Best Male R&B Performance at the Grammys, Best New Soul/R&B or Rap Artist at the Soul Train Awards and Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Artist at the BET Awards. The following year Ruben was nominated as Best Gospel Artist at the BET Awards. FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will present RUBEN STUDDARD from Tuesday, February 7 through Saturday, February 11. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 8:30 PM and Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. All performances have a $60.00 cover with $75.00 premium seats and $95.00 up-front seats available. In addition, there is a $40.00 food and beverage minimum. Jackets are suggested but not required. The club is located at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street in New York City. For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit us online at Feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 11, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 11, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Tramps Like Us: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 11, 2012 - New York

Tramps Like Us brings more than 2 decades of road-tested musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the planet's most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Rockers and ballads delivered with the raw intensity and swagger reminiscent of the Boss himself. With a repertoire of more than 100 songs, Tramps Like Us has been dedicated to enjoying and sharing Bruce's music in a live setting. Unlike other "tribute" bands who attempt to impersonate or emulate their source in every respect, from looks to clothing to gestures, Tramps Like Us concentrates on the music itself. The group captures the Springsteen sound, and the true spirit and energy of the songs, as well as to delivering them with the passion and conviction of the Boss. In keeping with the tradition of a typical Springsteen concert, Tramps prides itself on long and intense concerts, often playing 3.5 to 4 hour shows and at times without a break. Tramps has been able to cover up to 36 songs on any given night

Music - Judson Memorial Church
February 11, 2012 - ny

Tune in, turn up the volume, and make love to the mic at Stolen Chair’s “If Music Be the Food of Love” Valentine’s party, downstairs at Judson Memorial Church (239 Thompson St) on Saturday, Feb 11, from 7:30pm-10:30pm.

Rebirth Brass Band : Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration with 2012 Grammy Nominees w/ spec guests HeyLady plus DJ Cochon De Lait - Hiro Ballroom
February 11, 2012 - New York, NY

After The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band is perhaps the best contemporary New Orleans ensemble working in vintage marching band style. The group formed in the early '80s while they were still in school. In the latter half of the decade, the band gained of the critics and the public alike. Since the late '80s, The Rebirth Brass Band has cut albums for Rounder and Arhoolie, utilizing multiple trombone/trumpet/tuba instrumentation. They also play booming uptempo tunes, spirituals, rags, marching numbers, and originals, doing them all with a traditional feel and contemporary sensibility. Founding member and co-leader Kermit Ruffins left for a solo career in 1994. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide

Rebirth Brass Band : Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration with the 2012 Grammy Nominees with Zongo Junction: 12 PC Afro-Beat Band From Brooklyn plus DJ Cochon De Lait - Hiro Ballroom
February 11, 2012 - New York, NY

Zongo Junction is generating a well-deserved buzz in NYC’s burgeoning afrobeat scene. The ensemble blends West African rhythms with funk, jazz and soul. True to their inspiration, Nigerian superstar, political activist and afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the outfit excites dance floors wherever they perform.

The critics agree. “The only thing Zongo Junction has to do to start a legitimate dance party is show up and plug in…anyone within a square block earshot of this Ford-tough funk factory would be hard pressed not to join in the hoopla,” says the Bay Area’s SF Station. “Sheer energy, with a brawny horn section that played unison lines with the force of a tractor-trailer and a rhythm section that roared with power and noise.” Says the Village Voice.

The band, 12 pieces in total, has toured extensively throughout the East and West coats. Highlights include a sold out show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 30, 2010, a Monday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl in June 2011 and a recent tour supporting Asheville, NC heavyweights, Toubab Krewe.

The band released their debut album Thieves! on December 30, 2010. As afrobeat music has always done, the album speaks truth-to-power with humor and soul. The album’s five original songs feature long-time Fela Kuti band member, Leon Kaleta Ligan-Majek, on vocals. Members of the band have performed or recorded with: TV on the Radio, Easy Star All Stars, The Walkmen, and many more. This is a Standing Room Only show.

Barry Manilow - Radio City Music Hall
Through February 12, 2012 -

Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will return to Radio City Music Hall in New York City and perform three shows, February 10, 11, and 12, 2012. The announcement of these special concerts coincides with the release of 15 MINUTES, Manilow's first original album in 10 years and will be in stores on June 14. Tickets are on sale now! After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time - from Gershwin to Bacharach, as well as two Platinum Christmas albums-- Barry Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting. Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword. 15 MINUTES is a compilation of 16 original tracks written by Manilow and lyricist Enoch Anderson. Making a guest appearance on 15 MINUTES is young Nataly Dawn, lead singer of the white-hot group, Pomplamoose. Her rendition of "Letter From A Fan" is both innocent and eerie.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.


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