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Things to do this week in NYC Jul 24-Jul 31: Music

July 24, 2010 - 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.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 24, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
July 24, 2010 -

These 2-hour lunch cruises feature a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir. Enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet and good fellowship while sailing around lower Manhattan. From $44.90 per person.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 24, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Dr K's Motown Revue - Celebrating 50 Years of Motown! - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 24, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $10 adv, $15 door. Celebrate 50 Years of Motown with Dr. K's Motown Revue. This outstanding band of musicians and singers takes you on a very realistic journey of the Motown sound, and makes you want to sing along on every familiar song they play. They have kept the Motown sound true to its roots and each and every performance they do transports you back to another era . . . what a ride! Their appeal in large part is attributable to the perfect blend of the Motown era costumes worn and the outstanding group of singers who compliment this latter day "Funk Brothers" type band of musicians. Each singer is quite capable of fronting any band as a soloist and the combination of singers is more than enough to deliver authentically the vocal sound of the Motown roster of artists from that time. "Dr. K's Motown Revue is the most authentic Motown band since the original Funk Bros...It is a great treat for me to perform with them." - Alan Slutsky, consummate musician, composer, and author of the hit movie "Standing In The Shadows of Motown."

Noodle Women - Chen Dance Center Theater
Through July 24, 2010 -

An original and insightful look into food, cultural practices and being a girl in a Chinese family, Noodle Women is an exploration of acculturation with live innovative music and ensemble. New music composer Joel Davel weaves a sound score of text and electronic music sampled underneath his live performance on the Mariba Lumina.

Basic NYC, helmed by New York DJs Sleepy & Boo - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 25, 2010 -

DJs Sleepy & Boo bring the sounds of the underground to Water Taxi Beach South Street Seaport for a dynamic series of Sunday sunset sessions. Featuring a diverse lineup of international guest DJs, manning the turntables alongside New York locals, these events offer dance music lovers a chance to see some of the world's most esteemed DJs performing in one of the Big Apple's most stunning locations. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Entertainment starts at 4:00pm. Admission: $10*, beginning at 7:00pm. 21+ after 7:00pm.

Foxy Brown - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 25, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $20 adv, $25 door. Before she had released any material at all, Foxy Brown appeared on several 1995-1996 platinum singles, including her first credit, LL Cool J's "I Shot Ya," as well as Total's "No One Else" remix of Jay-Z's "Ain't No...," Toni Braxton's "You're Makin' Me High" remix, and Case's "Touch Me, Tease Me." The incredible success led to a major-label bidding war at the beginning of 1996, and by March, Brown had signed with the Def Jam label as another in the ranks of young and hard female rappers. The Brooklyn native -- separate from a similarly named reggae artist -- was born in 1979; in 1994, while still a teenager, she won a talent contest in Brooklyn, and was invited to freestyle on-stage. At that time, Trackmasters were working on LL Cool J's Mr. Smith album, and they decided to let her rap over "I Shot Ya." The single became a hit, prompting Brown's work with Total, Braxton, and Case, as well as her induction into the Firm posse (led by Nas and also including AZ and Cormega). Brown's debut album, Ill Na Na, was produced by Trackmasters, and featured appearances from Blackstreet, Method Man, and Kid Capri. It hit number seven its first week on the album charts. Chyna Doll (1999) Broken Silence (2001) followed, both of which reached the Top Five of the Billboard 200. A brief fling with Roc-A Fella did not amount to much, and throughout the early 2000s, Brown was in and out of the media spotlight for physical altercations. Her next release didn't materialize until May 2008: Brooklyn's Don Diva, issued through Koch.

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Burkina Electric, Fool's Gold, and DJ Frank of Voodoo funk - Central Park Mainstage
July 25, 2010 -

An inside look into the past, present and future of West African music. As a master of the West African flute known as the ngoni, Bassekou Kouyate first gained popularity in his home country of Mali working extensively with such esteemed artists as the late Ali Farka Touré, Taj Mahal, and Toumani Diabate. Since 2005, Kouyate has led Ngoni Ba, the first-ever band built around four ngonis, all played by members of his family. The show is a high energy blend of traditional artistry, blues, and rock roll. Burkina Electric is the first electronica band to hail from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. This diverse group combines Burkinabé grooves, sounds of traditional instruments, and other African traditions with popular dance music to create a unique and refreshing musical world. The buzzed-about L.A.-based collective Fool's Gold weaves Western art-pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies. The group's sound explores their love of various African forms of music, as well as '80s dance-influenced pop music, with vocals in Hebrew and English. The end result is an infectious, effervescent blend as sunny as the California basin from which they hail. DJ Frank/VooDoo Funk has lived and travelled in West Africa since 2005, while playing music and building up a unique collection of rare West African funk records and unknown grooves to now share with the rest of the world.

TA KA DI MI DUO - Museum of Natural History
Through July 25, 2010 -

The TA KA DI MI DUO, percussion legend Glen Velez and Rhythm Voice master Lori Cotler, perform in The Silk Road Project performance series. Frame Drum and vocal compositions derived from music of the Mid-East, Central Asia and India; mystical overtone singing and lightning-fast South Indian drum language. July 11, 18 & 25, 2010: 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 PM. The performances will take place in the "Traveling the Silk Road" exhibition at AMNH, Central Park West at 79th Street. Ticket includes Museum admission and timed admission to Silk Road: $24/Adult, $14/child, $18/Sr.

Harlem Week 2010 - A Great Day in Harlem - U.S. Grant National Memorial Park
July 25, 2010 -

A Salute to: "The Sounds of Philadelphia" honoring the Legacies of Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle & Gamble & Huff. National Black Sports & Entertainment Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Free to the Public. Part 1 - 9 AM – 11:30 AM: "Relieve The Stress" Morning Exercise A "Healthy Living" Initiative; Part 2 - 1 PM – 4 PM: The Family Unity Day; Part 3 - 4 PM – 5 PM: The New York Gospel Caravan; Part 4 - 5 PM – 6 PM: The Urban Fashion Fusion Showcase; Part 5 - 6 PM – 9 PM: "Concert Under the Stars," Salute to "The Sounds of Philadelphia".

Jon B. - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 26, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $18 adv, $22 door - Tickets go on sale on 06/04/10. Jon B.'s debut album, 1995's platinum-certified "Bonafide", was particularly notable for the song "Someone To Love," a duet with Babyface. The single was a 5 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts. Looking back, Jon ventures: "That first album was really experimental. It was a fun project, and it helped me figure out what type of artist I wanted to be. But it was on my second album that I think I really hit it. I had focus, and I was growing as an artist." ... Platinum -certified Cool Relax album shot to the Top 5 of R&B charts upon its release in 1998, fueled by the success of "They Don't Know," a platinum-certified single and a 1 R&B hit. A highly melodic offering with an ultra-romantic vibe, "They Don't Know" cemented Jon's reputation as a balladeer with real heart. "Are You Still Down," the B-side to "They Don't Know," peaked at 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles and Tracks.

Arrested Development - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 27, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $17 adv, $20 door. STRONG (AD's New ALBUM) is that perfect mix between heavy and light, thought provoking and fun. It's a blend that only ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT can bring to Hip Hop & jam. It's the return of people's music, and even if you weren't the people the music was intended for, you can still feel it - it offers a deep human connection, through sonic celebration. STRONG is a more musical offering than any other previous AD release. The band shines more than ever before, funky pop jams like, "The World is Changing" show a side of AD that only live fans usually get to hear or quirky songs like, "Haters" which hints at musical styles of groups such as Queen. "We have been trying to match the energy of our live shows to our recordings every since we started. Now we finally got it! We're fired up!", says Speech. We've experimented with different time signatures and grooves more than any other record in the past."

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Madison Square Garden
July 28, 2010 -

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will bring their 2010 Tour to Madison Square Garden on July 28. They will be joined by very special guest Buddy Guy. The tour will support their highly anticipated forthcoming release of Mojo, their first studio album in eight years. Mojo is Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' twelfth studio album and is the sound of a band making some of its most exhilarating music, over thirty years into their career. Every ONLINE TICKET purchased to the tour comes with an MP3 download copy of Mojo, delivered via email on the album's release date, scheduled for this spring.

Willie Nelson & Family - Radio City Music Hall
July 28, 2010 -

American legend and artist, Willie Nelson & Family returns to Radio City Music Hall on July 28. He will be joined by special guest The Levon Helm Band.

Smooth Cruise Series - Pieces of a Dream - Spirit Cruises
July 28, 2010 -

Jazz artists perform on two different cruises every Wednesday evening this summer. Smooth Moonlight Cruise - Board: 9pm; Cruise: 9:30-11:30pm. Smooth Sunset Cruise - Board: 6pm; Cruise: 6:30-8:30pm.

Jellybean Benitez - Ain't Nuthin But a House Party - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 28, 2010 -

Blend of house mixed with classic disco like only Jellybean can do. Beach opens at 4:00pm. Average admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. Varies depending upon special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Summer Concert Series - Calf Pasture Beach
July 28, 2010 - Norwalk

The earlier concert is for kids and the later concert is for people who like country rock & roll. Concerts subject to change. Call 203-854-7807 for updates. Cancellation number is 203-854-7938. Rain date July 29.

Music Under the Stars - Waterside Plaza
Through July 28, 2010 -

Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza, a unique outdoor summer concert series along the East River, will feature the sweet sounds of salsa, swing, jazz, funk, and rock every Wednesday night from July 7 through July 28. These family-friendly waterfront concerts run from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., with free dance lessons starting at 6 p.m. on both Wednesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 28. This year’s line-up of international and local artists includes: Pablo Mayor- Folklore Urbano, The Funky Fritters, Kaissa and George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers. See below for the complete schedule. To kick off this season's Music under the Stars at Waterside Plaza, on July 7, the salsa pros at Step Into Salsa will offer free salsa dance lessons from 6-6:45 p.m., before Pablo Mayor- Folklore Urbano takes the stage at 7 p.m. New Yorkers will also enjoy a special salsa dance performance during the show. On closing night, July 28, swing dance experts will offer a free swing dance class from 6-6:45 p.m. for concertgoers to perfect their moves before George Gee & the Jump, Jive & Wailers performs at 7 p.m. Enter Waterside Plaza via the footbridge on East 25th Street right before the FDR Drive. Waterside Plaza is located on the East River between 25th and 29th streets, east of the FDR Highway. For more information the public can call 212-340-4208 or visit Music Under the Stars at Waterside Plaza - 2010 Schedule: July 7- PABLO MAYOR FOLKLORE URBANO: This brilliant 12-piece ensemble harnesses the danceable swing of traditional Colombian folkloric rhythms while seducing the listener with the subtleties of jazz orchestration and harmony. A NYC-based collective, they are a fresh, sophisticated, and wildly fun addition to the burgeoning scene of new Colombian music. July 14- THE FUNKY FRITTERS: This powerhouse 11-piece band with full horn section serves up a bowl of funky gumbo and a hearty helpin' of New Orleans Mardi Gras flavored blues, funk, rock, R&B, jazz and gospel music. July 21- KAISSA: This Camaroonian songstress performs a unique blend of African, reggae, jazz, R&B, makossa, and Brazilian fusion. As part of her electrifying performing style, she incorporates elements of traditional African music and dance, mixed with contemporary styles. July 28- GEORGE GEE & THE JUMP, JIVE & WAILERS: Rollickin' roadhouse boogie is the heart and soul of this electrifying 10-piece band. An impressive sibling to the 17-piece George Gee Swing Orchestra, the Jump, Jive & Wailers configuration allows George's world-class cats plenty of room to let loose and really blow - resulting in stunning, high-energy rockin' grooves. And that devilish rhythm section peppers the mix with cutting-edge variations - delighting listeners and dancers from coast to coast.

Summer Concert Series - Calf Pasture Beach
July 28, 2010 - Norwalk

Concerts subject to change. Call 203-854-7807 for updates. Cancellation number is 203-854-7938.

Summer Sounds: Mecca Bodega - Trinity Church
July 28, 2010 -

Trinity Wall Street invites you to 'beat the heat' this summer and enjoy a free afternoon of musical refreshment every Wednesday in July and August as they present their "Summer Sounds" concert series. On Wednesday, July 28th, Mecca Bodega performs. Mecca Bodega is a percussive driven band from New York City featuring imaginative rhythmists Marc and Paul Mueller. By playing a variety of instruments from African drums and Brazilian percussion to hammered dulcimer, found objects and guitars, they continue to create a unique, hypnotic sound that is fresh and challenging to the ear and spirit.

Goo Goo Dolls - Mohegan Sun
July 28, 2010 -

Alternative rockers the Goo Goo Dolls are out on a headlining trip this spring in support of their forthcoming studio album Something For The Rest Of Us. With special guests Switchfoot and The Spill Canvas. $40.

Grammy-Award Winning Singer Gato Barbieri - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 29, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $35 adv, $40 door. VIP Booths for 4: $220 // VIP Booths for 6: $330. Mystical yet fiery, passionately romantic yet supremely cool.You hear those first few notes from that instantly recognizable tenor and know you're in the unique musical world of Gato Barbieri.

Jon B - Springfield Park
July 29, 2010 -

Multi-platinum R&B musician Jon B came to fame in 1995 with his debut release Bonafide. The album highlighted his dulcet tenor, earning him both critical and commercial success including a Grammy-nomination for the song "Someone to Love" featuring Babyface. With numerous hits such as "Pretty Girl," "They Don’t Know" and "Are You Still Down," Jon B became a fixture on the R&B scene. After marriage and a newborn baby, the soulful crooner returned with his fifth studio album, Helpless Romantic.

Summer Samba & Jazz Featuring the New York Samba-Jazz Quartet - The Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union
July 29, 2010 -

Cooper Arts presents an evening of hot Brazilian music with the acclaimed New York Samba-Jazz Quartet, featuring drummer extraordinaire Duduka Da Fonseca. Grammy nominee Da Fonseca has been lauded as modern drumming's bridge between samba and jazz. Call 800-746-3119 for advance tickets. Tickets available at the door starting at 5 PM on show days.

Turntables on the Hudson with Nicodemus and Nappy G - Water Taxi Beach
July 30, 2010 -

In its 12th Season of outdoor summer events, Turntables on the Hudson is happy to announce its bi-weekly Friday night events @ Water Taxi Beach Long Island City. As always, TOTH keeps it funky and fun for everyone as they take you on a musical circus ride around the World & back in the course of a night with DJ Nickodemus & guests + Nappy G on percussion & an occasional Brassband, Samba Drum Troupe. For more info, visit and Admission: $10* after 8:00pm, may vary with special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm. 6pm-2am.

Victor Manuelle - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 30, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $75 adv, $80 door. Víctor Manuelle is a successful Latin Grammy nominated Puerto Rican American salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational sonero, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Youth's Sonero"). He is identified primarily with salsa romantica or "salsa monga", but has also experimented with styles ranging from Colombian vallenato to urban reggaeton. Unlike other young salsa performers such as Marc Anthony, he has neither recorded in English, nor made a Latin pop album, nor (with rare exceptions) ventured into acting, preferring to remain a musician grounded within salsa music.

Carrie Underwood - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
July 30, 2010 -

NBC's "Today" has once again assembled the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza during its annual concert series. Fans and visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the free, live performances every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the "Today" Window on the World Studio. Location is 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and suggested arrival is 6am. For full schedule, see

Through July 30, 2010 -

Music By: Winter Santos | Greg Cuoco. Sangria, Tapas & More. Door: $10 VIP, Premium and Free Tickets Available | 10PM - 4AM | Subways: 4, 6 to 51ST St / Lexington Ave; E, V to Lexington Ave / 53rd St; N, R, W to Lexington Ave / 59th St. Buses: M15, M98, M101, M102, M103 to 51st ST; M27, M50 to 2nd Ave & 50th St

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 31, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
July 31, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 31, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Roomful of Blues with Ana Popovic - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 31, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. Roomful of Blues are one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. The most impressive aspect of Ana's music is her diversity of techniques and styles. Her blend of smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals, tight blues groove, soulful feminine vocals and her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world. Her career has been meteoric, and shows no signs of slowing down. Ana is the first European ever nominated for 'Best New Blues Artist' at the W.C. Handy Award Show in Memphis, Tennessee (2003). She was also nominated for 'Best Blues Album' at the Jammie Awards in New York City, a three way nominee for 'Best Vocalist', 'Best Guitarist' and 'Best Album' at the French Blues Awards (2002) and she won the prestigious jazz award 'Jazz A Juan revelation In Juan Le Pins' (France 2004).

World of Jazz - Chelsea Art Museum
Through July 31, 2010 -

World of Jazz III. A summer Jazz-brunch concert series at Chelsea Art Museum, July 17- July 31, 2010, every Saturday at 12 pm. The Chelsea Art Museum is proud to present for the third consecutive year World of Jazz, a concert series, developed in collaboration with jazz saxophonist Lars Haake. World of Jazz features talented emerging artists on the New York Jazz scene, who focus on the distinctly international character of contemporary jazz. Concerts take place in the museum's exhibition space, where the visual and performing arts come together to create a truly unique cultural experience for audiences. The concerts are followed by a light brunch and discussion with the artists, in a friendly intimate setting. Featured artists include: Pauline Jean, Mimi Jones, Lars Haake, Shirazette Tinnin, George Burton, Daniel Ori, Logan Richardson, Fabian Almazan, Oz Noy, Ziv Ravitz, Elias Meister and Jeff Miles. Ticket prices include museum admission: $20 general admission, $10 students / seniors, $5 CAM members. Please email with any other questions.

The 19th Annual 2010 HOT! Festival - Dixon Place
Through August 07, 2010 - Manhattan

HOT! Festival Features over 150 LGBTQ Artists with 72 Performances of Theatre, Dance, Music, Literature, Performance Art and Homoeroticism for the Whole Family! The Village Voice calls it "The Best Gay Theater Festival in New York!" The festival, which runs from June 26-August 7, includes performances by Washboard Jungle, Pic-Up, Dynasty Handbag, Scotty Heron, and Holly Hughes.

Cars, Culture, and the City - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 08, 2010 - Manhattan

The first exhibition to explore New York City's century-long relationship with the car, marking the 100th anniversary of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The exhibition features visionary drawings and models; historic photographs, films, and advertisements; and a wealth of car memorabilia to tell this fascinating, yet untold, story.

Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 15, 2010 -

Birthday celebrations and concomitant themes of longevity are pervasive in Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties. A recurring scene of a splendid reception at the residence of a wealthy family, represented in a lacquered screen, a set of embroidered hanging scrolls, and a porcelain vase, shows the eightieth birthday gathering for the Tang-dynasty general Guo Ziyi, a popular figure of long life, wealth, and honor. Longevity is also encoded in peaches, cranes, immortals, and flora and fauna of many kinds, sometimes forming sophisticated visual word play expressing wishes of long life for the honoree. The exhibition will draw together works in many media from the Museum's collection to illuminate these auspicious themes.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 15, 2010 -

Lincoln Center Out of Doors (LCOOD) will present three weeks of FREE music and dance on the plazas of Lincoln Center from July 28 to August 15 in the 40th annual edition of the popular outdoor summer festival. The festival will feature a diverse range of music, dance and street performance events by dozens of international, U.S. and local artists, highlighted by New York, U.S. and World premieres and debuts, and special commissions. Out of Doors calls up its street culture roots opening on Wednesday, July 28 with No Snakes in This Grass, a landmark piece from the Civil Rights Movement that is a moving and hilarious re-telling of the story of Adam and Eve by James Magnuson, directed by Mical Whitaker, and produced by Shirley J. Radcliffe of the Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA), at the Barclays Capital Grove at 6:30 p.m. All three are alumni of the first edition of the Everyman-Community Theater Festival that evolved into Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Visit website for schedule.

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 21, 2010 -

Offering more than 35 events, including concerts, dance, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, and lectures. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree, in his eighth season, will conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in ten concerts featuring a wide range of works by Chopin, Schumann, Bach, Gluck, Saint-Saens, Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, and Weber, as well as the Festival's namesake. Lincoln Center's venerable four-week summer music festival will present world-renowned artists and returning Festival favorites, as well as fifteen exciting Mostly Mozart debuts by rising artists. Spanning five venues across the campus, this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival includes a return by French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the year's artist-in-residence and curator of a unique series of concerts focused on "Bach and Polyphonies." Visit website for schedule.

Summer Earth Fest - Family Picnic Fun - IKEA/Erie Basin Park
Through September 12, 2010 -

FOLLOW the ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE to IKEA/Erie Basin Park, in Red Hook Brooklyn, One Beard Street at the SOUTHEASTERN LAWN along the Water in the Back of IKEA. LIVE MUSIC, WATERFRONT RECREATION and more AT IKEA/Erie Basin Park- SAT JUNE 19th. 1PM-5PM FOLLOW THE ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE- Public Tours of the Mobile Museum with fun waterfront and environmental recreation activities (Live Underwater Video Exploration, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Kite Flight, Catch & Release Fishing, Urban Wildlife Appreciation and Education- exploring the urban corvids, plus Mobile Museum Gift Shop, Refreshment Wagon. AND OPEN PIANO ON THE SOAP BOX- drop in, sign up and share a song, PLUS guest performance by folk singer ERICA RUSSO ( southeastern lawn). MAKE MUSIC BROOKLYN ***MON JUNE 21st- In Conjunction with MAKE MUSIC NYC- 4pm-8pm. Guest performance- DANNY WOLF and 3rd BAND. ( in front of the park). For more info and download a summer calendar of events visit

Sundae Sermon Dance Party In The Park - Morningside Park
Through September 26, 2010 -

The dates for summer 2010 (Alternate Sundays, June-Sept): Sundays - June 20, July 18, Aug 1, Aug 19, Sep 12, Sep 26. Musical Directions is pleased to announce the upcoming dates for the 3rd annual "Sundae Sermon" Dance Party in Morningside Park, Harlem NYC. This year's line-up of rotating DJs includes a collection of the country's most renowned DJs all spinning Soulful House anthems blended with classic R&B, Disco, Funk, and a touch of Afro-Beat. "Sundae Sermon" is a community event, bringing together Harlem's rich & diverse inhabitants. Young and old alike, entrepreneurs, students and families come together to celebrate & enjoy the day. Pack a picnic & grab a spot on the upper lawn. Brought to you with the support and partnership of media sponsors VIBE/UPTOWN Media Group. As well as local sponsorship support from The Little Gym, Bikram Yoga, Harlem Now and Gems.

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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