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January 22, 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.

Hang Set: The Music of Sarah Vaughan - The Allen Room
January 22, 2011 -

Jazz at Lincoln Center and The James Beard Foundation Greens presents "The Music of Sarah Vaughan". January 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm in The Allen Room. Visit for tickets and more information.

Gaubert Vivant! Tribute to Gaubert Vivant - Carnegie Hall, Weil Recital Hall
January 22, 2011 -

January 22, 2011 Weil Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall 8:30 PM -GAUBERT VIVANT! A tribute to Philippe Gaubert, "Father of the French School of Modern Flute Playing.” Distinguished French flutist Nicolas Duchamp performs famous and unpublished works of Gaubert on Gaubert's own flute, joined by pianist Barbara McKenzie. TICKETS available @ CARNEGIE HALL BOX OFFICE: 212-247-7800 OR

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - Beacon Theatre
January 22, 2011 -

Country rockers Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform TOGETHER on January 22 at the Beacon Theatre.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are teaming up this winter for a series of intimate acoustic shows that will feature both artists performing side-by-side, alternating songs from throughout their careers.

With a dynamic chemistry mixing wry banter with finely crafted country, swing, folk, R&B and rock 'n' roll' Lovett and Hiatt' each with more than two dozen albums to their credit, have been touring together periodically since 1989, setting aside respective bands for the opportunity of delivering one of the most compelling concerts on the road. Don't miss this opportunity to see two of the America's finest songwriters swap stories and songs.

Since entering the music scene in 1980, Lovett has recorded thirteen albums, and has one four Grammy Awards. Lovett has also appeared in over a dozen movies and television shows, including Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The New Guy, Brothers and Sisters, and Mad About You.

John Hiatt has recorded over 20 albums, and was awarded the Americana Music Association: Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2008. His latest album, The Open Road was released in March 2010.

orge Drexler - Carnegie Hall
January 22, 2011 -

On Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 p.m., Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler performs a distinctive combination of traditional Uruguayan music, bossa nova, pop, and electronica. Drexler's songs often encompass themes of love, identity, race, and religion as with his composition "Al otro lado del rio" from the soundtrack of the 2004 film, The Motorcycle Diaries, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
January 22, 2011 -

The Verdi favorite returns with great casts, including Christine Schafer, Diana Damrau, Joseph Calleja, Giuseppe Filianoti, Lado Ataneli, George Gagnidze, and Zeljko Lucic.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
January 22, 2011 -

Willy Decker's strikingly beautiful production, a hit when it premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, arrives at the Met with soprano Marina Poplavskaya starring as opera's most fascinating heroine. Matthew Polenzani plays Alfredo with Andrzej Dobber as his father; Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy. Original production of the Salzburger Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse Opera.

The Harvard Glee Club Live in NYC - Grace Church in New York
January 22, 2011 -

America’s oldest college choir, the Harvard Glee Club is a 60 voice men's chorus performing a variety of repertoire including the works of William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, Ross Lee Finney, and John Harbison. Tickets are not available in advance but can be purchased at the door. Admission is $20 Adult and $15 Student/ Senior. For more information visit

January 22, 2011 -

Saturday January 22 Pacha NYC presents MADE IN MIAMI with OSCAR G. More info TBA! FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: | GET TICKETS:

VIP Birthday Bash for DJ E.M. w/ an All-Star DJ Line Up! - Ammos Lounge
January 22, 2011 -

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The Song Continues...2011 - Carnegie Hall
Through January 23, 2011 -

Marilyn Horne brings the series of workshops dedicated to the art of vocal recital back to Carnegie Hall in January 2011. This marks the first year that Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute will present The Song Continues... with Marilyn Horne serving as Artistic Advisor, after many years of being presented in partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation.

The MET Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
January 23, 2011 -

Music Director James Levine leads The MET Orchestra in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m. with a program of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde featuring mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung and tenor Simon O'Neill as well as Mozart's Serenade in D Major, "Posthorn."

Will Calhoun at The Tea Series - Theaterlab
January 23, 2011 -

Will Calhoun's solo Electronic/Acoustic, Ambient/Visual Performance, exploring the sonic history of traditional drumming and ancestral grooves with the birth of technology. Expect to see and hear a wide range of the Calhoun arsenal in this mesmerizing performance, including an eclectic array of electronics, drums, and indigenous flutes, with arresting visuals featuring his photography from research abroad.

Will Calhoun, the widely acclaimed drummer from the Bronx, New York, graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he received a Bachelors degree in Music Production and engineering. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Award for outstanding performance by a drummer.

Theaterlab 137 West 14th St., betw. 6th & 7th Ave. Sunday, January 23rd at 2pm

Tickets: $15 at

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
January 24, 2011 -

Dmitri Hvorostovsky takes on the landmark title role of Simon Boccanegra for the first time at the Met. James Levine leads the Met forces, including Barbara Frittoli, Ramon Vargas, and Ferruccio Furlanetto.

Burkina Electric - Le Poisson Rouge
January 24, 2011 -

Hailed by the New York Times as an “irresistible brew of West African music and electronica,” BURKINA ELECTRIC is the first electronica band from Burkina Faso, with members based in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso's capital), New York, U.S.A., and Düsseldorf, Germany. This wildly innovative group consists of four musicians and two dancers who combine Burkinabé grooves, found sounds recorded in Burkina Faso, and other African traditions with popular dance music to create a unique and refreshing musical world. It is truly African electronica, an exotic exploration and fusion of styles that is both experimental and entertaining. The band will be performing newly composed songs that are not to be missed and tracks from their critically acclaimed album, Paspanga, recently released on Cantaloupe Music.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 25, 2011 -

Luc Bondy's dramatic new production returns, with Sondra Radvanovsky singing the title role for the first time at the Met. Also starring Violeta Urmana, Marcelo Alvarez, Salvatore Licitra, Falk Struckmann, and James Morris. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.

The Decemberists - Beacon Theatre
Through January 26, 2011 -

Led by Helena, MT, native Colin Meloy, Portland, OR's The Decemberists craft theatrical, hyper-literate pop songs that draw heavily from late-'60s British folk acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the early-'80s college rock grandeur of The Waterboys and R.E.M. The band's initial lineup also included drummer Ezra Holbrook, bassist Nate Query, keyboardist/accordionist Jenny Conlee, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk. Frontman Meloy had previously devoted some time to an alternative country group before breaking off to pursue his craft as a singer/songwriter in the city of Portland, a move that eventually led to The Decemberists' formation. Drawing influence from his degree in creative writing, he began fashioning a hybrid of literate lyrics and wide-ranging pop music, touching upon everything from Sandy Denny to Morrissey in the process.

Life as a musician means continual evolution. Over the course of a career, any band worth paying attention to will pursue a sound, a direction, until it triggers a different idea and they're chasing some other distant dream. With their sixth album, The King Is Dead, The Decemberists illustrate the power that comes from this kind of creative call-and-response.

Meloy points out, however, that creating straightforward, unadorned songs can be at least as hard as building complicated musical epics. 'For all my talk about how complex those records were, this one may have been harder to do,' he says. 'It's a real challenge to make simple music, and lot of times we had to deliberately hold off and keep more space. This record is an exercise in restraint.'

For all of the album's shift in musical direction, though, The King Is Dead is still clearly a Decemberists album, especially in the usage of imagery taken from landscapes, plants, and 'ater throughout the lyrics. 'The syntax of The Decemberists is definitely still there,' says Meloy. 'I didn?t want it to be too much of a departure. But where the nature motifs were more mystical on The Hazards of Love, the flora of this record are more of a pastoral backdrop.'

Brad Mehldau - Carnegie Hall
January 26, 2011 -

Brad Mehldau -- the acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, and holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair for Carnegie Hall's 2010–2011 season -- continues his residency on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. with a solo recital of original compositions interspersed with favorite classical works by Bach, Brahms, and Fauré.

Fascinatin' Rhythm: Rob Fisher Celebrates the Gershwins - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 26, 2011 -

Rob Fisher's previous two composer celebrations for American Songbook – on Cole Porter and Leonard Bernstein – were joyous explorations of the work of those composers, presented with a firm understanding of how they fit into American musical life. Fisher invites singers from Broadway and beyond to perform both perennial favorites and new discoveries, illuminating each composer's way with a melody and a mood. This Gershwin night will be no different. From his experience as the Artistic Director of the 2-year Gershwin centenary (1996-1998) to his 11 years as founding music director and conductor of the award-winning Encores! series to his extensive work on Broadway and in concert halls across the country, Rob Fisher knows the American Songbook, where the Gershwins occupy pride of place.

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through January 26, 2011 -

Two outstanding soloists join conductor Ivan Fischer and the BFO for two programs pairing works of Haydn and Stravinsky. January 25 features Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov in Haydn's Piano Concerto in D major on a program with Haydn's Symphony No. 102 and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The New York Times, writing about a performance a few years ago with the Camerata Salzburg for Great Performers said, "Mr. Lubimov's Haydn, and his Mozart, too...were models of textural clarity and animated dramatic phrasing. He contributed his own stylish cadenza to the Haydn." On January 26, superb Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi (a Casals International Violoncello Competition winner) is the soloist for the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major. Haydn's Symphony No. 92 ("Oxford"), Stravinsky's Scherzo à la russe, Tango and Suite from The Firebird, round out the program.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
January 26, 2011 -

Willy Decker's strikingly beautiful production, a hit when it premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, arrives at the Met with soprano Marina Poplavskaya starring as opera's most fascinating heroine. Matthew Polenzani plays Alfredo with Andrzej Dobber as his father; Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy. Original production of the Salzburger Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse Opera.

Amateur Night Opening 2011 - Apollo Theater
January 26, 2011 -

Celebrate the 77th birthday of the Apollo at the opening night show of the 2011 season of Amateur Night. Join special guests and a brand new line-up of contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and the chance to win 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. Tickets: $19, $25, $29 In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 Online at Groups of 10 or more: $17 $22 $25

Bryan Adams - Beacon Theatre
January 27, 2011 -

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams will be taking the stage at the Beacon Theatre for one night only on January 27, 2011 as part of the Bare Bones 2011 tour.

His latest album, Bare Bones, is scheduled to be released on November 16, 2010.

The Songs of Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond) - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 27, 2011 -

The daughter of an accordion-champion father and classical organist mother, Worden's musical influences were many: gospel, Spanish tango, jazz and classical music filled her early years and inform her sound today. As a vocalist she has recorded and performed with Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, and The Decemberists, as well as her own group, My Brightest Diamond. Her other-worldly soprano and vast instrumentations mark her as an indie rock goddess to watch.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
January 27, 2011 -

The Verdi favorite returns with great casts, including Christine Schafer, Diana Damrau, Joseph Calleja, Giuseppe Filianoti, Lado Ataneli, George Gagnidze, and Zeljko Lucic.

Linda Purl in 'Come Rain or Come Shine' - Feinstein's at the Loews Regency
Through January 27, 2011 -

Linda Purl, a true singing actress, is an exciting song stylist, captivating audiences across the country with her signature brand of heartwarming charm and sexiness. With a career ranging from Broadway's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to over 40 television movies of the week, Linda is a classic American sweetheart. With her concert entitled Come Rain or Come Shine, she performs a sophisticated, intimate evening of stories featuring an exciting selection of songs from the Great American songbook and Broadway. Linda is best known for her roles as Helene Beasley on The Office, Charlene Matlock on Matlock as well as Fonzie's fiancée on Happy Days. Special guest appearance by Tom Wopat. Show with Cocktail package A: $75.00 per person, all-inclusive. CODE: PURL11. Show with Dinner package B: $100.00 person, all-inclusive. CODE: PURL11. (Ten Dollars is a tax deductible donation to The Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation) Further Information and to reserve tickets by credit card please call Jessica Poli (212) 339-4160.

The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
January 28, 2011 -

On Friday, January 28, at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Steven Reineke and The New York Pops are joined by guest artist, the former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen, for an evening entitled Doc Severinsen's El Ritmo de la Vida featuring Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, and gypsy jazz.

John Doe: Americana - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 28, 2011 -

With its simple yet powerful themes of love, loss, destruction and redemption, John Doe's music explores the artistic and emotional common ground between punk rock, country & western, indie and American roots music. A founding member of both the LA band X and their string band alter-ego, The Knitters, Doe launched his solo career in 1990. He has since garnered worldwide acclaim for music described as "complex and intoxicating."

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 2011 -

Dmitri Hvorostovsky takes on the landmark title role of Simon Boccanegra for the first time at the Met. James Levine leads the Met forces, including Barbara Frittoli, Ramon Vargas, and Ferruccio Furlanetto.

January 28, 2011 -

Friday January 28 Pacha NYC presents BART BMORE & DADA LIFE! A contemporary of electro-powered party-starters like Diplo and Boys Noize, Bart B. More made is presence known this year with “Brap,” a nasty slice of stripped down dance floor fodder with drum-blurts, snare hits, and walls of synth noise that start and stop like a motorcycle. True to their absurdist name, Swedish duo Dada Life goes even further left in electro-land, taking tracks like Kaskade’s pretty “Dynasty” and running it through the crazy deconstructionist remix machine. Expect adventurous sounds and irresistibly bizarre noises. GUESTLIST: GET TICKETS:

Colorform - Music and Live Art - Banjo Jim's
January 28, 2011 -

Colorform is female vocals, cello, 2 guitars, and live art. At each performance, a complete piece of improvised visual art is created from scratch. We're doing it January 28, 8pm at Banjo Jim's Avenue C and 9th Street East Village NO COVER Other performances include: Drina Seay & Homeboy Steve Trailer Radio Brian Molnar & The Naked Hearts Joe Cassady

Music Salon @ the cell Presents 'Beyond Romance' Song Cycle - the cell
January 28, 2011 -

Beyond Romance – A song cycle for male and female voice, and piano. Composer and trumpet player Ben Bierman and collaborator, lyricist Earl Shuman (“Hey There Lonely Girl”), perform a piece of music that explores the emotional lives of a couple in the middle stage of their married life. Beyond Romance , an eclectic work merging an art song sensibility with jazz, Latin jazz, and musical theater, features vocalists Matthew Scott (“Jersey Boys”) & Margaret Dorn (“Iphigenia”) and pianist Jeb Patton. As an added bonus, trumpeter Ben Bierman will also present excerpts from a work in progress – an instrumental song cycle featuring Jeb Patton on piano, Ben Lapidus on guitar/tres, and Emanuel Bierman on percussion.

Discovery Day - Franz Liszt - Carnegie Hall
January 29, 2011 -

Carnegie Hall celebrates the 200th anniversary of composer Franz Liszt's birth, beginning with a Discovery Day that explores the life and work of this legendary figure through panel discussions, talks, and performances on Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. Participants include leading Liszt scholar and biographer Alan Walker, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall Jeremy Geffen, and others to be announced.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 29, 2011 -

Luc Bondy's dramatic new production returns, with Sondra Radvanovsky singing the title role for the first time at the Met. Also starring Violeta Urmana, Marcelo Alvarez, Salvatore Licitra, Falk Struckmann, and James Morris. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
January 29, 2011 -

Willy Decker's strikingly beautiful production, a hit when it premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, arrives at the Met with soprano Marina Poplavskaya starring as opera's most fascinating heroine. Matthew Polenzani plays Alfredo with Andrzej Dobber as his father; Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy. Original production of the Salzburger Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse Opera.

Iron & Wine - Radio City Music Hall
January 29, 2011 -

Iron and Wine will be taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall on January 29, 2011, for one night only.

Special Guest Edie Brickell will also be performing.

Iron and Wine, the principal recording/performing vehicle for current Austin, TX resident Sam Beam has, since 2002, released three full-length albums, a handful of EPs and singles, plus the collaborative In the Reins EP with Calexico. An incredibly prolific songwriter, Sam has built each album from a wealth of recorded material. Many of the songs not found on individual Iron and Wine releases later surfaced in live performance and in various limited-edition compilations. Up till now, any fan would find it difficult to track down these rarities.

Collecting songs ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released, Around the Well spans Iron and Wine's earliest sessions which yielded the band's debut (2002's The Creek Drank the Cradle) through material recorded for 2007's The Shepherd's Dog. The double-disc Around the Well collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers.

The album's title comes from a line in the song "The Trapeze Swinger," a fan favorite which was written for and included in the movie In Good Company. Three more songs written and recorded for the film finally make their appearance here as well: "Belated Promise Ring, "God Made the Automobile" and "Homeward, These Shoes." Around the Well also brings together hard-to-find covers such as The Flaming Lips' "Waitin' for a Superman" and New Order's "Love Vigilantes," along with one of Iron and Wine's earliest originals, "Sacred Vision," which appeared on a compilation for Sound Collector magazine.

Christine Ebersole - Cafe Carlyle
Through January 29, 2011 -

The Carlyle Hotel (Erich Steinbock, Managing Director) welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole to the legendary Cafe Carlyle for her fourth engagement in the iconic New York venue. Beginning Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 (and playing through Saturday, January 29th), Ms. Ebersole, whom Stephen Holden of The New York Times has called "a goddess formed out of the ectoplasm in screwball heaven -- a dizzy, curly headed blonde with a soprano whose wheeling vibrato evokes Jeanette MacDonald with a whiff of helium," will present an all new program -- an eclectic musical evening on the subjects of Hollywood, family, and aging. John Oddo (Musical Director) will lead a quartet. Tony Award-winner Scott Wittman directs.

Ms. Ebersole received the 2010 Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement" for her critically-acclaimed 2009 Cafe Carlyle engagement at the 8th Annual Nightlife Awards ceremony in January. The Cafe Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel - 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. The performance schedule is: Tuesday-Friday at 8:45 PM with an additional show on Saturday at 10:45 PM. There is a $75 music charge for the Tuesday-Friday performances ($40, bar) and an $85 music charge ($50, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner is served from 6:30PM. For reservations please call 212-744-1600. For additional information please visit

Musical Performance: An Evening of Indian Classical Sitar Music with Ikhlaq Hussain - Alwan for the Arts
January 29, 2011 -

A virtuoso sitarist from a centuries-long line of influential musicians of the Delhi Gharana, master sitarist Ustad Ikhlaq Hussain has followed in the footsteps of his forefathers, captivating audiences worldwide with his highly artistic sensibilities and skillful playing.

A Hobo's Paradise - Chicken Hut
January 29, 2011 -

Come live the easy life off the fat of our good land with Swimming Cities at the Chicken Hut as we ramble all night with raucous, foot-stompin, soul-shaking, life-affirming, live tunes at the BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN, A Hobo's Paradise. Featuring a live free-to-enter banjo pick-off with hobo-rection-o-meter, a whiskey fountain (free until 10pm), cigarette trees, the biggest pot of slumgullion you ever did see, a first class box car lounge, lemonade springs, hobo awards, dumpster jumping for fabulous prizes and a late-night dirty dance floor with DJ Dirtyfinger.

Music Salon @ the cell Presents Brazilian Guitarist João Luiz & Trio Virado - the cell
January 29, 2011 -

João Luiz & Trio Virado (Music for guitar, viola and flute) – Critically acclaimed Brazilian guitarist João Luiz performs works from renowned composers including John Dowland “Larchrimae Paven,” Joaquin Malats “Serenata Espanola,” Jaoquin Rodrigo “Fandango” and Leo Brouwer “La ciudad de las Columnas.” After intermission, João is joined by Jen-Hsuan Liao (viola) and Min Hee Kim (flute) for a concert featuring works from Hispanic composers including Leo Brouwer “Paisagens, Retratos y Mujeres,” Sergio Assad “Menino,” and Astor Piazzolla “Three Tangos” (arranged by João Luiz).

BoB Quarterly - Gramercy Theatre
January 29, 2011 -

BoB Quarterly: A Celebration of NY Music "When Musicians Compete... Everyone Wins!" BoB is a seasonal event. BoB features 10 hand-picked up-and-coming bands competing for a slew of prizes including: free studio time, equipment, and exposure in popular NYC media outlets. A panel of unique judges will determine the winner based on: Quality Of Music - Originality Of Sound - Crowd Reaction

Artist lineup: American Darlings - Clinton Curtis - The Clubs - Cosmolingo - Curtana Sharon Kenney- Mavis “Swan” Poole and Soul Understated - Pana Thought So - Emily Warren & The Betters

Robert Plant and The Band of Joy - Beacon Theatre
Through January 30, 2011 -

Rounder Records is excited to announce that Robert Plant has confirmed a 15-date North American tour. Beginning January 18th in Asheville, NC, this will be the first tour on these shores since the triumphant release of his latest album, Band of Joy, which Rolling Stone magazine in its four-star review called 'sweet, elegant folk that still swings like Satan's barn door.' The touring band will once again be the same that made the record: Patty Griffin, vocals; Darrell Scott, multi instrumentalist/vocals: Byron House, bass/vocals; Marco Giovino, drums and percussion/vocals, and co-producer Buddy Miller, guitar/vocals. North Mississippi Allstars will be supporting on all the dates. The full itinerary is listed below.

The response to Band of Joy has been glowing. Time called the new album 'smoldering,' while Entertainment Weekly noted that Plant 'sounds vocally re-energized.' Spin described the songs as 'moonshine-soaked country blues with a gospel undercurrent,' and American Songwriter claimed that the record 'reveals another side of Plant's persona, and touches on all the places he's been while simultaneously pointing to an appealing, restless future.' The Washington Post hailed, 'Plant has nuance and subtlety to match his power and range,' while the New York Times raved that the performances on Band of Joy are 'consistently surprising.' At radio, the album's single 'Angel Dance' has been growing at Triple A steadily since its release. It's been Top 10 since August, Top 5 since September, and #1 for the last two weeks and counting.

Through January 30, 2011 -

Started in 1991, YOUTHWORKS is a unique yearly opportunity for young people (ages 7- 18) to imagine, create, and perform their own original performance work at BAX. Year after year we are amazed at the journey these young artists go through from orientation to performance. First, the young artists organize their ideas and figure out ways to get them out of their head and into a performance setting. The artists continue by finding form to their work, and wrap up by working on their performance skills and adding production elements like costumes and lighting. Professional artists work as coaches to guide these aspiring young artists through this 8-week creative process that begins in the BAX studios. These coaches volunteer their time and assist the young artists by giving feedback, asking questions and supporting these original works. Past performances have included plays, dances, poetry in performance, original songs and a movie short. Pieces have been solos, group pieces and have even included a father/daughter collaboration! The culminating performance is fully produced (with lights, sound and stage manager) and takes place in our theater space. For more information, go to Tickets: $5 For reservations call 718-832-0018.

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 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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