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Things to do this week in NYC Feb 9-Feb 16: Music

February 9, 2013 - by CG Directory Editor

Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

STEPHANIE BLYTHE: WE'LL MEET AGAIN-THE SONGS OF KATE SMITH - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - New York

Stephanie Blythe's captivating mezzo-soprano voice has enthralled audiences in major opera houses around the world, including her appearance in the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera this season. She returns to Songbook with a personal tribute to the American popular music icon Kate Smith.

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 09, 2013 -

Gary Puckett & The Union was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and sold more records in 1968 than any other recording act, including The Beatles.

THE ROLLING TONES - Lucille's
February 09, 2013 - New York

Amanda McBroom - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Amanda McBroom makes her Cafe Carlyle debut engagement, "A Valentine Rose." She will be joined by distinguished pianist/composer, Michele Brourman, as her music director, and the talented Dan Fabricant on bass. "A Valentine Rose" features an evening of songs to celebrate that endangered species: adult romance! From the great standards of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn, to the passion of Jacques Brel, to Ms. McBroom's own unique view of the dark and bright sides of love, including her own standard, "The Rose." With "The Rose" as the perfect centerpiece, Ms. McBroom sings a bouquet of standards that sets the mood for an evening of romance in all its forms.

Musical Performance: Farah Siraj - Alwan for the Arts
February 09, 2013 - New York

Jordanian virtuoso vocalist Farah Siraj will perform live in concert at Alwan. Joining her on stage will be her ethnically diverse band, with world-class musicians from the Middle East, Europe, the United States and South America. Join us for a night of Arab Flamenco Jazz, where Farah performs Arab classics set to a Flamenco jazz context, as well as her original compositions from her award-winning album “NOMAD.” (*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket) ***** Bio - Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress”, virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, MBC TV in the Middle East and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day. Farah's music often expresses the reality of war and raises awareness for the urgent need for peace. In recognition of her humanitarian efforts, Farah was invited to perform at the 2012 United Nations Humanitarian Awards in New York under the patronage of HE Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. In addition, Farah's music was played before the United Nations Security Council before passing a legislation regarding the genocide in Darfur. ***** Reviews - "Farah Siraj... vivacious Arabic Flamenco Jazz" Rolling Stone Magazine, November 26th, 2012 "The Norah Jones of the Middle East, sweet-voiced Jordanian singer Farah Siraj presents a cross-cultural collab she calls the Arabian Jazz Project" TimeOut, New York, July 26th, 2012 "If the straight-ahead stuff isn’t enough, and you’re up for an act that stretches the boundaries of jazz outside both the genre and the American border, look no further than Farah Siraj" The Villager, July 19th, 2012 Related Links - http://www.farahsiraj.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tOyt_mk0to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Y1E3B6_W0

Marin Alsop Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 09, 2013 - New York

Celebrating Juilliard faculty composer John Corigliano's 75th birthday. CORIGLIANO Symphony No. 2; CORIGLIANO Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus. The Juilliard Orchestra takes the stage of Carnegie Hall, led by acclaimed American conductor and Juilliard alum Marin Alsop in an all-Corigliano program celebrating the composer's 75th birthday. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2001 and scored for string orchestra, John Corigliano's Symphony No. 2 was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the 100th Anniversary of Symphony Hall. Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus is scored for antiphonally-placed wind ensembles, and will transform Carnegie Hall into the ancient Roman arena of the same name, through which Juilliard faculty member Corigliano strives "both to embody and to comment on this massive and glamorous barbarity". Tickets $30 (parquet, 1st and 2nd tiers) and $15 (dress circle and balcony) available 1/4 at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or purchase tickets online. Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only

Rod MacDonald - People's Voice Cafe
February 09, 2013 - New York

A Rod MacDonald concert is an intimate, authentic, and uplifting experience. From the moment Rod begins to sing, he grabs his audiences and doesn't let go. By turns wry and sentimental, then tart and silly, his music is infectious and inspiring, often humorous, sometimes reckless, usually thought provoking -- and always compelling, leaving his audiences wanting more. His sly humor and sharp ear make their way into many of his songs, exhibiting the talent for observation that led to a job as a reporter for a national newsweekly after he finished Columbia Law school.

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
February 09, 2013 - Manhattan

Ricardo Arjona - Madison Square Garden
February 09, 2013 - Midtown

Ricardo Arjona, the Guatemalan singer-songwriter, is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time.

Tovah Feldshuh - 54 Below
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed actress and entertainer Tovah Feldshuh makes her 54 Below debut! In this zany musical evening, custom fashioned for 54 Below, Ms. Feldshuh revisits the 1970s when she first came to Studio 54 and to Broadway. She also inhabits a gallery of hilarious characters, ages 8 to 80, comic and dramatic—who sing! The songlist includes Broadway classics from Bernstein, Styne, and Gershwin to contemporary artists Dar Williams and Craig Carnelia. For these three special performances, Tovah will be joined by Broadway's Jesse Kissel on piano. For her work on the New York stage, which includes, among many others, Golda's Balcony, Irena's Vow, Yentl, Lend Me a Tenor, and Saravá! (which she will revisit in this show), Tovah is the recipient of four Tony nominations, and has won four Drama Desk, four Outer Critics Circle, the Obie, the Theatre World, and the Lucille Lortel Awards.

Composer Portraits - Sofia Gubaidulina - Miller Theatre
February 09, 2013 - New York

This program -- her second Portrait at Miller -- traces her evolution before and after her relocation to Hamburg, with several solo works as well as larger spiritual tours-de-force.

A Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration Louis Armstrong Tribute w/'Hot Lips' Joey Morant & Catfish Stew - Lucille's B.B. Kings Blues Club
February 09, 2013 - New York, NY

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant works as a soloist, in duet and trio settings, and as a part of larger bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Harlem Blues Jazz Band. In addition, he has performed with jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing, are extraordinary.

Thrid Annual Brooklyn Bandanza - Littlefield
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

A rockin' party for a cold winter day! Featuring music from Brooklyn Music Factory, Gowanus Music Club, Willie Mae Rock Camp and more... Kid contests include 3rd Annual Air Guitar Contest + Rock n Roll Make-Over & photo shoot (bring your own camera)! $5 for kids, $10 for adults - all proceeds benefit arts enrichment at PS 261.

Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble meets WORKS - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Woodwinds: Ben Kono, Rob Wilkerson, Dan Pratt, Quinson Nachoff, Frank Basille, Michel Gentile; Trumpets: Sam Hoyt, Alex Norris, Matt Holman, John Carlson; Trombones: Shannon Barrett, John Yao, Nick Grinder, Chris Olness; Guitar: Brad Shepik; Piano: Daniel Kelly; Bass: Dave Ambrosio; Drums: Rob Garcia.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
February 10, 2013 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Again at 10:30pm.

Groove Buffet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 10, 2013 - New York

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

Rachel Potter Live - Rockwood Music Hall
February 10, 2013 - New York

The star of Broadway’s Evita and rising Country Music singer Rachel Potter will be doing her final NYC performance before she moves to Nashville on Stage 2 on February 10th. A going away party will be held following the show. This event is 21+.

Sondheim Unplugged - 54 Below
February 10, 2013 - New York

A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included original Sondheim cast members such as Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory & Donna McKechnie -- so you never know who might drop in. Sondheim Unplugged is hosted by series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill the audience in on Sondheimien facts, history & assorted tidbits of theatrical lore!

Einat Sarouf - BB King Blues Club & Grill
February 10, 2013 - New York

A young successful and dynamic Israeli singer. Performed in many countries all over the world. People all over USA, South America, Europe and many other countries are still talking about those wonderful evenings of singing all different Israeli and Non-Israeli songs together for hours and finishing by dawn. Einat brings the Israeli atmosphere to all places wherever she sings. Einat loves to sing and you can't stop singing while you are watching her sing! The first part of the evening is a concert of different Israeli songs, at the second part of the evening, people join Einat in singing and dancing "Horas" middle eastern music and many other styles which turns every performance to a huge Israeli party.

CAN'T SOMETHING BE DONE? AN EVENING WITH EDWARD HIBBERT - 54 Below
February 11, 2013 - New York

Broadway's Edward Hibbert premieres his debut cabaret show on the stage of 54 Below for three special Monday nights only! Known to many as Gil Chesterton, the restaurant critic, on TV's Frasier, Broadway and off-Broadway audiences have delighted in his varied performances in The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, Jeffrey, and the upcoming It Shoulda Been You. In Can't Something Be Done?, Edward presents an evening of irreverent stories and songs by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and also contemporary songwriters. Enjoy stories of Edward's travels from England to the Great White Way…and beyond. Featuring Musical Direction by Sam Davis and Direction by Mark Waldrop.

TOM KEIFER of Cinderella - Highline Ballroom
February 11, 2013 - Manhattan

Tom Keifer is best known as singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist of the band Cinderella. Cinderella gained success in the mid-'80s, turning out a series of million-selling albums and hit singles while placing music videos in heavy rotation on MTV.

The Security Project - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 11, 2013 - New York

Former members of Peter Gabriel's band and King Crimson reunite for an incredible show, performing music from Gabriel's Security (1982) and Plays Live (1983) albums, as well as a few sonic surprises. The evening will feature members from Gabriel's infamous Security Tour: Jerry Marotta on drums; Trey Gunn on bass plus the incredible voice of Josh Gleason! Come see the event that Time Out New York called "an awesome show!" following their sold out, 2012 reunion at BB King's.

NAMT Songwriter Spotlight: Andrew Lippa - 54 Below
February 11, 2013 - New York

Join Andrew Lippa (The Addam's Family, John & Jen), Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner (Broadway-bound First Date and Secondhand Lions), and Sara Cooper & Zach Redler (The Memory Show, opening this spring Off-Broadway) as they share songs from their NAMT Festival shows and upcoming projects, featuring their talented friends singing songs you know and love, and songs you don't know you love — yet. The concert will feature Jill Abramovitz (Cinderella), Etai Ben Shlomo (Wicked), Kerry Butler (Xanadu), Jason Danieley (Curtains, Next To Normal), Kevin Earley (Tale of Two Cities), Julia Murney (The Wild Party, Wicked), Bryce Ryness (Hair) and Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde).

The Awakening Orchestra - The Tea Lounge
February 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

the Awakening Orchestra comes to the Tea Lounge's Size Matters Series - epic 20-piece orchestra influenced by Mingus, Radiohead, Zeppelin & Samuel Barber.

FAT TUESDAY WITH GEORGE CLINTON & THE P FUNK ALLSTARS - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 12, 2013 - 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.

BILAL 'A love Surreal' CD Release Event - Highline Ballroom
February 12, 2013 - Manhattan

Bilal Oliver was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Coming from what he describes as a "regular kind of neighborhood", Bilal was first introduced to music when he attended a small local church. The congregation, made up of mostly family members, became his foremost musical outlet.

Mumford & Sons - Barclays Center
February 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

Mumford & Sons is coming to Barclays Center. The supporting acts are The Felice Brothers and Ben Howard.

The Young Concert Artists Series Presents Violist Veit Hertenstein - Merkin Concert Hall
February 12, 2013 - New York

Veit Hertenstein, violist; Pei-Yao Wang, pianist. Program: SCHUMANN: Sonata in A minor, Op. 105; PROKOFIEV/BORISOVSKY: Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64; ROTA: Intermezzo for viola and piano; SHOSTAKOVICH/HERTENSTEIN: Préludes Op. 34, Nos. 10, 15, 16, 24; PIAZZOLLA: Le Grand Tango.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 12, 2013 - NY

Featuring: Long Yu, Conductor Herbie Hancock, Piano Ying Huang, Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-soprano Snow Lotus Trio Program: Program To Include: Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture MAHLER: "Der Einsame im Herbst" from Das Lied von der Erde Ye Xiaogang: "Imitation of Old Poem: Long Autumn Night" from The Song of the Earth Chen Qigang: Er Huang Traditional Selections from the Peking Opera Traditional Selections with the Snow Lotus Trio Celebrate the Year of the Snake with this festive evening of Chinese music and dance. Long Yu conducts.

Pop-Up Concert - Contemporary Cimbalom - Miller Theatre
February 12, 2013 - New York

This concert explores the incredible sonic possibilities of the cimbalom. A trapezoid-shaped hammer dulcimer, cimbalom crops up regularly in the folk music of Hungary and Romania. The instrument was championed by a number of 20th-century classical composers, chief among them Gyorgy Kurtag, whose pieces frame this Pop-Up program. A world premiere for violin and cimbalom by French Canadian composer Francois Rose rounds out this exploration of the instrument's immense palette.

Backstage - 54 Below
February 12, 2013 - New York

Each week, Broadway cast members and audiences alike gather to mix and mingle at 54 Below, Broadway's most intimate haunt, located in the heart of the theatre district. Musical Director Brad Simmons keeps the house jumping from the piano, while host Susie Mosher (the love child of Joanne Worley & Paul Lynde) guides the crowd through an evening of music, mayhem and full throttle belting. Special guests from hit Broadway shows drop in to perform.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 13, 2013 - New York

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall! Its two-night stay begins with Leonidas Kavakos performing Bartok's Second Violin Concerto, and concludes with a Mahler symphony certain to showcase the group that classical music authority Gramophone magazine calls "the world's greatest orchestra."

Dave Grohl/Sound City Players - Hammerstein Ballroom
February 13, 2013 - NY

Members of Nirvana and Foo Fighters as well as Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Fear's Lee Ving, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk Of Rage Against The Machine, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss and more will perform. Tickets on sale Feb. 5, 4pm.

TAME IMPALA - Terminal 5
February 13, 2013 -

SONDRE LERCHE - Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center
February 13, 2013 -

The New York Times described Lerche as "…an alluring and slyly young outré singer/songwriter." His songs are an intriguing blend of jazzy folk and punchy pop with an engaging melodic instinct, refined arrangements, and vivid lyricism.

Port Chuck Valentine's Eve Show - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 13, 2013 - New York

Port Chuck is an innovative cover band made up of the most popular actors from ABC's TV show General Hospital. The band features Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash, and Bradford Anderson, who combine with four accompanying musicians to create an absolutely amazing show. The band first started touring in September of 2010 and has completed two tours successfully, with the third and many more on their way. The group's covers consist primarily of classic rock with a few surprises thrown in. Port Chuck started with the fans from the show and has now caught the eyes and ears of music lovers everywhere.

The Civil War in Words & Music - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
February 13, 2013 - New York

Words and music of the Civil War era will fill The Cooper Union’s Great Hall, site of Lincoln’s 1860 “Right Makes Might” speech, in a celebration of the birthday of our 16th president starring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins and featuring Tony Award-nominated and film actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Speed of Darkness, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals), Tony and Obie Award-winning actor/singer André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), pop folk singer/songwriter Dar Williams, members of The Classical Theater Of Harlem and nationally renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Collins will perform popular songs of the era, including some of Lincoln’s favorites: Beautiful Dreamer, Johnny I hardly Knew You and The Last Rose of Summer, as well as composer Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, featuring excerpts from Lincoln’s great documents including the Gettysburg Address. Williams will sing, as well. Lang and De Shields return to The Great Hall to reprise their roles as Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, respectively, and engage in a riveting dialogue constructed from historical documents, personal letters and speeches. Holzer, chairman of the national Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a consultant on Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film, Lincoln, compiled the dialogue and will serve as master of ceremonies. This free performance, the 2013 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture, was made possible with the support of the Franklin Fund for The Great Hall and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

Michelle Dowdy : A Brass Act - 54 Below
February 13, 2013 - New York

Broadway's Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray) rocks the house, featuring the brassy songs of strong women, ranging from Bette Midler to Judy Garland. Featuring a seven piece band lead by Dylan Glatthorn (who is providing some fresh arrangements to some of your favorite tunes), Michelle will also place her own unique stamp on some trunk songs that are soon to be standards.

Freddie Jackson Valentine's Day Show - BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
February 14, 2013 - New York

Freddie Jackson is one of the biggest stars to dominate the R&B charts seemingly at will in the late '80s and early '90s. Known for his sophisticated, romantic soul ballads aimed at adult audiences, he is also capable of tackling urban contemporary dance fare and even the occasional jazz tune. Like so many soul stars, Jackson was trained as a gospel singer from an early age, singing at the White Rock Baptist Church. There he met Paul Laurence, who would later become his producer and songwriting partner

Mavis Staples - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2013 -

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: Mavis Staples, the woman hailed as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone and the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1. The legendary gospel, soul, and R&B singer, who defined those genres for decades with her family band, The Staple Singers, also sang at the inaugurations of presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton.

The Nightmare River Band - Rockwood Music Hall II
February 14, 2013 - New York

The Nightmare River Band has drawn comparisons to alt/folk/country contemporaries such as Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. While this sound is rapidly gaining popularity and bandwagon jumpers, The Nightmare River Band is continuing to do just what they’ve done since their formation, taking their music on the road to bring the Nightmare to your town.

Starlight Music Series - Angela Workman - Top of the Rock
February 14, 2013 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit topoftherocknyc.com or call (212) 698-2000.

Straight No Chaser - Beacon Theatre
February 14, 2013 - New York

The a cappella sensation performs a special Valentine's Day show.

Judy Collins - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 14, 2013 -

Folk legend Judy Collins makes her third Metropolitan Museum appearance with a Valentine's Day-themed program on the day itself. This concert will be streamed live. Ticket holders to Judy Collins are invited to enjoy a three-course Perfect Pairs Dinner in the Members Dining Room, featuring classic food and wine pairings for $75 per person ($100 with wine pairing).

Unloveable: A Smiths and Morrissey Valentine's Day featuring The Sons and Heirs - Bell House
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

A New York tradition returns! The Sons & Heirs host a passionate evening of the songs that saved your lives, the music of The Smiths & Morrissey, on Valentines Day at the beautiful Bell House in Brooklyn. Come with your stalwart lover, your girl afraid, or find a stitch to wear, park the car by the side of the road and stand on your own. There will be flowers on stage, and this humdrum town will be young and alive. This year we will be joined by two very special guests. Dan Neustadt (of The Hold Steady) will open the night up with a Smiths cabaret, and comedian Dave Hill will lighten things up before we hit the stage.

Kristin Chenoweth - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 15, 2013 -

This delightful, impossible-to-pin-down performer personifies the phrase "star of stage and screen." She's won Emmys, hearts, and a Tony for her appearances on television (Glee, The Good Wife, The West Wing) and stage (Wicked, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and film. In her return to Lincoln Center, Chenoweth steps into The Allen Room for this unusually intimate, only-in-New York special event. Also at 9:30pm

RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 15, 2013 - New York

Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Earl King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Allman Brothers, legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl performs with an intensity that hasn't cooled in close to four decades of playing.

Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle - 54 Below
February 15, 2013 - New York

Come join the herd after the curtain comes down in the theatre district as Michael stampedes uptown with the cattle, straight from his fancy Broadway day job. 54 Below is delighted to welcome back Broadway's own Michael Cerveris for four very special performances only, featuring him and his band, the magnificent Loose Cattle. Broadway was introduced to Michael in The Who's Tommy. Since then, audiences have embraced him in leading roles in Titanic, Assassins (Tony Award!), Sweeney Todd, Lovemusik, and, among others, his current Tony-nominated performance as Juan Peron in Evita. Just a rare and intimate, down-home performance by one of the Rialto's best? getting back to his roots!

One Step Beyond - Foster the People, Javelin, and Dopeshoes - American Museum of Natural History
February 15, 2013 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond party series kicks off its sixth season with DJ sets by Foster the People, Javelin, and Dopeshoes in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, February 15. During this ongoing party series, guests can dance in the Museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop, and indie rock. Guests can also enjoy the Hayden Big Bang Theater, located in the lower part of the Hayden Sphere, which features a dynamic multi-media presentation, narrated by acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, that takes visitors on a thrilling four-minute trip from Earth to the edge of the visible universe. Each ticket also includes one pass to the Museum for future use. Visuals for One Step Beyond are produced by Glowing Pictures.

El Concierto para Los Enamorados - Madison Square Garden
February 15, 2013 - Midtown

Marco Antonio Solis, Natalia Jimenez, and Franco de Vita perform.

Jill Sobule and special guest - Union Hall
February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy. Over seven albums and nearly two decades of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence and the Christian right.

TOM MORELLO: The Nightwatchman - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2013 -

"Troubled times call out for troubled songs," says Tom Morello. In addition to being the guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, Morello is also known as The Nightwatchman, a modern-day troubadour and musical activist using his voice and instrument to stand up for a better world at Occupy Wall Street protests, at many union rallies, and on critically acclaimed albums like World Wide Rebel Songs.

LULU - BB King Blues Club & Grill
February 16, 2013 - New York

Lulu's name is synonymous with rock and a whole lot of soul. She first burst onto the scene in the sixties at the tender age of 15, with the enduring mega-hit Shout. Since then she has topped the charts in every decade (working with everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and The Beatles to Elton John, Sting, David Bowie and Paul McCartney) and also become an accomplished actress, in such notable works as the cult classic To Sir With Love and legendary guest appearances on the BBC comedy, Absolutely Fabulous.

Marc Anthony - Barclays Center
Through February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

The five-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner continues his tremendous streak of accomplishments and great performances with a special Valentine's Day weekend of concerts in Brooklyn.

Pearls of Wisdom - Elders Who Tell Personal Stories - People's Voice Cafe
February 16, 2013 - New York

The Pearls of Wisdom are a touring ensemble of elder storytellers led by artistic director, Thelma Ruffin Thomas from Elders Share the Arts. In richly told presentations, the Pearls tell stories that illuminate their individual pasts and our collective histories. Their lively, spirited, interactive, and authentic presentations continue the tradition of elder folk art stories and inspire listeners to share stories of their own.

Yo La Tengo - The Town Hall
February 16, 2013 - New York

Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms -- travelling the world, dominating critics lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol, even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey's legendary club Maxwell's.

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
February 16, 2013 - Manhattan

Maroon 5 - Madison Square Garden
February 16, 2013 - Midtown

In support of their latest album, Maroon 5 will bring the Overexposed Tour to the World Famous Madison Square Garden.

Song Zuying Concert Tour 2013 - Radio City Music Hall
February 16, 2013 - New York

Ms. Song Zuying, the acclaimed Chinese soprano widely considered the "Reigning Queen" of Chinese folk songs, is embarking on a concert tour of the United States this coming February. Her New York concert will feature the American Symphony Orchestra. As a part of the "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring" annual event, she'll help bring the joy of the Lunar New Year to the New York audience.

The 70's Soul Jam - Beacon Theatre
February 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring The Stylistics, Emotions, Chi Lites, Manhattans, Blue Magic, and Cuba Gooding Sr.

Patti LuPone - 54 Below
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

54 Below welcomes back "our girl singer," two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone. This February, join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ….. played that part. She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten.

We Are The Wilderness - Lit Lounge
February 16, 2013 - New York

Happy Violentine's Day Concert at Lit Lounge! The tunes start at 9pm and go well into the night! Come out for some fun and help support local bands! Also playing: Dad Brother - The Divorce - Nude Dudes.

Stefon Harris and Blackout - Miller Theatre
February 16, 2013 - New York

Led by classically trained and forward-thinking vibraphonist Stefon Harris, Blackout is a collaborative outfit of brilliant musicians from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to both the performance and composition of original works.

Bizarre Love Triangle Fest: Tribute to Depeche Mode, the Smiths, The Cure and New Order, w/ a live performance by The Engagements and DJ Shred & DJ Ash - Le Poisson Rouge
February 16, 2013 - New York

Two days after Valentine's day, DM-NY fanclub celebrates love with the music of the four legendary New Wave bands – Depeche Mode, the Cure, The Smiths and New Order. To make it even sweeter the night will begin with live performance from the fantastic Wedding Cover Band The Engagements. Following the performance, DJ Shred and DJ ash will spin the best of the four bands and more all through the night. This is a general admission, standing event.

Juilliard Opera presents Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Stephen Lord, conductor; James Robinson, director; Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers. Featuring Jeongcheol Cha as Don Pasquale, Tobias Greenhalgh as Malatesta, Yujoong Kim as Ernesto, Deanna Breiwick as Norina, and Said Pressley as Carlino. Premiered in Paris in 1843, Gaetano Donizetti's collaboration with librettist Giovanni Ruffini Don Pasquale is an operatic comedy hailed as one of the composer's and Italian opera's best-loved masterpieces. Commedia dell'arte archetypes and lighthearted narrative combined with virtuosic bel canto singing define Donizetti's distinctive style and delight audiences of all ages. Tickets $30, available 1/9 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Juilliard Box Office only. February 13 at 8:00 PM; February 15 at 8:00 PM; February 17 at 2:00 PM.

John Lloyd Young - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young makes his Cafe Carlyle debut with his program "My Turn." He will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven-piece band including Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello.

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

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