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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.

Summer Concert Series & Fireworks - Calf Pasture Beach
July 03, 2010 - Norwalk

Calf Pasture: 5:30pm The Amazing Andy Show;6:30pm-The Bossy Frog Band. Shady Beach: 6pm Dance to the Music with D.J. Nuzzo, 8pm Bill Genuario Band. Fireworks follow concerts. Concerts subject to change. Call 203-854-7807 for updates. Cancellation number is 203-854-7938.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 03, 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 03, 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 [email protected]

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
July 03, 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.

Laidback Luke - Pacha NYC
July 03, 2010 -

Strawberry Fields - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 03, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25. VIP Booth for 4: $120 // VIP Booth for 6: $180. Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

ISTANBULIVE II: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey - Central Park Mainstage
July 03, 2010 -

East meets West in this spectacular festival of Turkish rock, jazz, dance, pop and folk music. The second annual Istanbulive concert coincides with the city of Istanbul being officially hailed as 2010's European Capital of Culture. Accenting this prestigious honor Istanbulive II will feature, for five hours, several of Turkey's best and brightest artists performing a myriad of sounds within the east-meets-west mold including Turkish rock, jazz, dance, pop and folk music. Presented in association with Serdar Ilhan & Mehmet Dede with support from the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism.

Erick Morillo - Pacha NYC
July 04, 2010 -

Trinity Wall Street presents: Rosanne Cash on Governors Island - Governors Island
July 04, 2010 -

Trinity Wall Street will present a free concert with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash on Governors Island on Sunday, July 4, 2010. The daughter of country music singer Johnny Cash and a local New Yorker, Rosanne Cash's music draws on many genres including country, folk, pop, rock and blues. The concert will begin at 2:00 pm. Free ferries to Governors Island will leave from Manhattan and Brooklyn for Governors Island. For travel directions and an up to date ferry schedule, visit www.govisland.com

Broadway Underground - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 05, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25. Restoring the spirit of entertainment, BROADWAY UNDERGROUND floors audiences of every age with spontaneous and rhythmic comedy. Tappers, Jared Grimes and DeWitt Fleming host this "blast from the past" phenomenon filled with amazing talent straight off the New York City streets. BROADWAY UNDERGROUND sifts through the web of talented hopefuls and unleashes sheer raw artistry onto a stage filled with live music and packed audiences. Every show offers new acts and hilarious skits from the real life stories of roommates Jared and DeWitt, who found their start singing and dancing underground in the subways of New York City. The open session ends the evening where artists flock to the stage for their minute of fame as they launch themselves into the den of live talent to be seen by all the world.

Gipsy Kings Tribute - Los Cintron - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 06, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $12 adv, $15 door. VIP Seating Close to Stage - $20. Just as well as importing the Gipsy Kings themselves, this group is the real deal. This musical group is very popular around the world. The Cintron Brothers play a mix of world, latin, and flamenco music. The guitars, vocals, and melodies will move you and make you feel like you are in Spain. Mediterranean sounds and Spanish ambience fill the air to create an incredible evening. The music is expansive, they sing with the soul of gypsys, and enchant you with their rhythms. Whatever the occasion, they are the SPICE!

The B-52s with Supercluster - Highline Ballroom
July 06, 2010 -

Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $55 adv, $60 at door. The first of many acts to cement the college town of Athens, GA, as a hotbed of alternative music, the B-52's took their name from the Southern slang for the mile-high bouffant wigs sported by singers Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, a look emblematic of the band's campy, thrift-store aesthetic. The year 2008 found the band responsible for "Love Shack" returning with a new album for the first time in 16 years. Released by Astralwerks, Funplex, was a slick, synthesizer-driven effort produced by Steve Osborne.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Radio City Music Hall
July 07, 2010 -

Ringo Starr will celebrate his 70th birthday on by taking the stage at Radio City Music Hall. It's a new decade and a new band--Ringo Starr has assembled his 11th line up including: Edgar Winter on sax and keyboards, Gary Wright on keyboards and Gregg Bissonette on drums; and All Starr newcomers are Rick Derringer on guitar, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) on bass and Wally Palmer (Romantics) on guitar and harmonica.

Smooth Cruise Series - Spyro Gyra - Spirit Cruises
July 07, 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 07, 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.

Summertime Classics - La Dolce Vita - New York Philharmonic
Through July 07, 2010 -

It's a sweet life indeed when you can revel in these great melodies from Puccini, Mozart, Rossini, and more, performed live for you by the New York Philharmonic and the extraordinary Nicole Cabell.

Summer Concert Series:The Glamour Girls - Calf Pasture Beach
July 07, 2010 - Norwalk

Music ranging from the 40's through the 80's. Concerts subject to change. Call 203-854-7807 for updates. Cancellation number is 203-854-7938.

Wang Chung - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 07, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. WANG CHUNG are a British New Wave musical group. The group found their greatest success in America, with five Top 40 hits in the US, all charting between 1984 and 1987. The band also recorded "Fire in the Twilight" for the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club - it is used in the scene where the kids are led by John Bender down the halls trying to escape Mr. Vernon.

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, El Guincho, Anita Tijoux - Central Park Mainstage
July 07, 2010 -

Electronic rock from Mexico, Barcelonan psychedelic Tropicalia and Chilean/French hip hop give you a taste of the diversity that is Latin Alternative music today. Nortec Collective is a Tijuana / Baja, California-based outfit of producers and DJs who fuse pulsating electronics with traditional Mexican music. The word "nortec" is a mash-up of the words Norteño and techno and is used to describe the movement launched in the late 90s when producer Pepe Mogt began to mix electronic music with traditional sounds from the Norteño and Banda regions. El Guincho arrived in Barcelona at the age of 20, where he started the hip-hop project Los Feriantes and the freestyle jam band Coconot, which melded Tropicália music with a Kraut-Rock ethos. His most recent solo incarnation builds on that trajectory by adding afro-beat percussion, calypso harmonies, world music samples, doo- wop, trance repetition, underwater pop, steel drums into club worthy song structures. His lives sets include voice, percussion and a Pandora’s box of samplers to create what has been dubbed "amazonic rave." Anita Tijoux was born in Lille, France, to a French mother and an exiled Chilean father. She first became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late nineties. In 2006, she crossed over to the Latin mainstream with her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit "Eres para mí." She is currently promoting her first solo album, Kaos. Presented with the 11th Annual LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference)

Concert for Uganda: Featuring The Kin, Dan Torres & Caleb Hawley - Highline Ballroom
July 07, 2010 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:30pm. $12 adv, $15 at door. Uganda is a country in central Africa that has been plagued by HIV/AIDS, a vicious Civil War, and extreme poverty. LEAD Uganda (www.leaduganda.org) locates the best and the brightest children living on the edges of this society- AIDS orphans, former child soldiers, child laborers and sex slaves. They are put in the best schools in Uganda and given all the necessary support and encouragement to become the next generation of indigenous leadership in the country. LEAD Uganda is unique in its approach to improving the situation in Uganda. By using an African, not Western, approach, the children are taught skills to help them change the future. Instead of creating a dependency, the children are taught how to improve their country with their own ambitions and skills. This August, a group of 14 volunteers are traveling to Uganda to assist LEAD Uganda in its mission to mold these children into leaders. Not only will they be helping the kids to reach their full potential, they are helping Uganda to break the cycle of dependency on foreign aid and leadership. This benefit will help the team of volunteers raise money for this trip, as well as awareness of the troubles Uganda are currently facing. If you would like to learn more on how to help this wonderful organization, please visit www.leaduganda.org.

Grammy-Award Winning Cuban Singer ALBITA - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 08, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $30 adv, $35 door. VIP Booths for 4: $200 // VIP Booths for 6: $300. Albita is one of the most authentic voices of latin music. Her powerful and unique voice, style, energy without limits, and contagious rhythms, are all meshed into a dimunitive name Albita.

The 30th Anniversary of Fever Records: TKA, Corina and Noel - Crotona Park
July 08, 2010 -

Fever Records was established in 1990 by hip-hop and Latin freestyle music pioneer and producer, Sal Abbatiello. A Bronx native famous for his artist management company, publishing company, concert promotions, and night clubs, Abbatiello established Fever Records as a label dedicated to finding the newest acts in the hip-hop and Latin freestyle world. Fever Records established success with numerous Billboard charted hits and became the first independently owned record company to chart five singles from the same album on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Join Latin Freestyle legends TKA, Corina and Noel as they join together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this industry pioneer. Having gotten their start in the Latin club scenes of New York City, TKA combines love ballad harmonies over hip hop beats. They have become one of Freestyle music's most popular acts. Their albums, Scars of Love and Louder Than Love generated the popular club singles "One Way Love," "Maria," "Crash (Have Some Fun)" and "Louder Than Love." Corina, a dance and electronic music chanteuse, is one of Freestyle music's most beloved female heavy-hitters. With her self-titled album and the singles, "Whispers" and the top ten hit "Temptation," Corina has solidified her role as the queen of Freestyle music with her high-energy dance hits. Noel is a celebrated Latin musician noted for popularizing Latin Freestyle with his Top-10 hit dance club hit, "Silent Morning" and “"Like a Child," which highlighted Noel's deep, sultry voice and dance club style.

Kayvon Zand, Dangerous Muse, Acey Slade, and the Dark Party, Eva and Her Virgins, La Dolce Vita - Highline Ballroom
July 08, 2010 -

Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $15. New York based musician ACEY SLADE (Murderdolls / Dope / Trashlight Vision) is set to unleash upon the world his new full length solo / band project - THE DARK PARTY. Cleverly bringing together and stretching boundaries between both Rock and Electronic genres, Slade and his new band have produced a collection of songs that are both sonically and emotionally exciting, enabling him to smash open the doors to another blistering musical chapter in his already colourful career. Produced by English Drum and Bass producer Shaun Morris (DJ Stakka), this is without a doubt the singers most reflective and daring piece of work yet and one that will see him challenge himself from here forward. "The idea behind being a 'solo artist' is that I can change direction from album to album and that's what I intend to do! Each album should be bit different from the next."

The Midnight Society: A 90s Party - Don Hill's
July 08, 2010 -

A Lexi Lehman & Peter Dunn Event: The Midnight Society: a 90s Party For BP Oil Spill Relief. $5 Cover. Hosted by Danny Tamberelli (The Adventures of Pete and Pete) and Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved By The Bell) Find us on a Facebook @ The Midnight Society: A 90s Party.

Lady Gaga - Madison Square Garden
Through July 09, 2010 -

In keeping with Lady Gaga's flair for the theatrical, as well as her innovative and creative spirit, the second leg of the tour promises to push the limits of the live concert experience, bringing fans a spectacle even more eye-popping than what they experienced during the thrilling first leg of The Monster Ball. No show July 8th.

I'll House You! Fridays with Oscar P & Friends - Water Taxi Beach
July 09, 2010 -

New York natives Oscar P, Carlos Ortiz and Jessica Bendig host this new bi-monthly Party at Water Taxi Beach, Long Island City with special guest DJs flying in from London, Japan, Amsterdam, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Also expect NY local DJ showcases featuring hot up & comers, pioneers, and house music trendsetters. Beach opens at 4:00pm. Admission: $10* after 8:00pm, may vary with special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm.

The Outlaws - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 09, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $35 adv, $40 door. Southern Rock icons led by founding member, original lead vocalist, guitarist and frontman Henry Paul, who is joined by original drummer Monte Yoho in a "killer" six piece unit: Servin' Up Live Dixie-Kickin' Rock... just the way you like it!

ZO2 - Highline Ballroom
July 09, 2010 -

With Sweet Cyanide, Stoned Fire & Soul on Fire. Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $10. Talk is cheap - especially in rock 'n roll! All that matters are the music and the performances. Melding the funk and swagger of the 70s with modern arrangements, harmonies and lyrics, ZO2 is single-handedly infusing the rock world with the energy and excitement it has so long been missing.

Lady Gaga - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
July 09, 2010 -

For the 15th consecutive year, NBC's TODAY show brings together the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza with free Friday morning performances. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis; 6am arrival is suggested.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 10, 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 10, 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 [email protected]

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
July 10, 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 10, 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.

Summertime Classics - From The Danube to The Rhine - New York Philharmonic
Through July 10, 2010 -

Bramwell Tovey and the Philharmonic are your tour guides for this effervescent evening of waltzes, rhapsodies, and polkas from the great Romantic composers of Europe, featuring a new name you'll soon know well: pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk.

Garden Gala Concert Series - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through July 13, 2010 -

For four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning June 22, relax in our secluded garden and enjoy an outdoor concert. (In case of rain, concerts will be held in the auditorium.) All concerts begin at 6pm and include beverages, light refreshments and a museum tour. Schedule: 6/22 Violin & Viola, 6/29 Tavern Tunes with the band STOUT, 7/6 Classical Harp, 7/13 Flute & Violin. Visit www.mvhm.org for details.

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 www.watersideplaza.com.

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.

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

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.

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 http://enviromediamobile.blogspot.com

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 http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class.

Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES on Wednesday nights at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Level 2-Beginner (Spanish guitar facility and/or some flamenco background required. Audition may be necessary.), Wed. 7-8:30 pm -Technique, technique, technique -Basic compas patterns in various toques -Basic letra accompaniment, chords, in some toques -Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Level 1-Introductory/Basic Beginner (Some knowledge of chords very helpful), Wed. 8:30-10 pm. -Slow-paced class -Essential hand positions -Basic Technique -Basic Flamenco forms. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually. Credits can also be applied to Mon. Cante class, 8:30-9:45 pm. Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.


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