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Things to do this week in NYC Jul 31-Aug 7: Music

July 31, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor

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

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 - Manhattan

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 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 [email protected] with any other questions.

Basic NYC, helmed by New York DJs Sleepy & Boo - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 01, 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.

St.Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, & Basia Bulat - Central Park Mainstage
August 01, 2010 -

Three of North America's most compelling female songwriters share the stage to sing their carefully-crafted songs that are at once confident and delicate, brimming with beautiful melodies and narratives. St. Vincent is the nom-du-microphone of multi-instrumentalist/chanteuse Annie Clark. This Dallas-raised, doe-eyed songbird began her musical career performing with Sufjan Stevens and The Polyphonic Spree. In 2007, St. Vincent released her debut solo debut effort Marry Me, catapulting the young singer to the top of critics lists and earning a PLUG Independent Music Award for Female Artist of the Year. Her second album, 2009's Actor, prompted Pitchfork to exult "St. Vincent is an artist capable of crafting believable, complicated characters with compassion, insight, and exacting skill." tUnE-yArDs is the singular musical project of New England native Merrill Garbus. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, her debut release BiRd-BrAiNs was assembled with a staunch DIY aesthetic. She is aptly described by Stereogum as "a self-contained Sublime Frequencies compilation, jumping between blues, African tunes, shiny reggae-esque sprawls and lo-fi folk." From the age of three, singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has been perched on a piano, playing. In time she picked up guitar, autoharp, banjo, ukulele, sax, upright bass and flute. Her songs are breathless and thirsty; influenced by the spirits of Jeff Mangum, Odetta, Emily Dickinson, as well as soul-music. Bulat's songs reflect the stillness of experience on the road, hand-in-hand with a freshly blossoming career.

The 1st Annual 'KINKS-FEST' With Muswell Hillbillies Live - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 01, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. $15 adv, $20 door. VIP Booth for 4: $100 // VIP Booth for 6: $150. Nearly 40 years on, The Kinks' Muswell Hillbillies is still regarded by many as songwriter Ray Davies' finest work and one of the most enduring of all cult classics. Faithfully executing the likes of "20th Century Man," "Holiday," and "Skin and Bone" -- as well as an "extras" list of additional Kinks cuts -- is this all-ages "kollective" that includes guitarists Dave Simons and Bill Howard, journalist/drummer David Sokol, pianist Dave Skelly (Pop Party Opera), and bassist Jack Simons, along with a five-piece horn section featuring members of Hopkins Academy's jazz ensemble. Performing the entire album, as well as such Kinks nuggets as "Victoria," "Waterloo Sunset," and "Sunny Afternoon". The band debuts this summer in conjunction with the premiere of Do It Again, a documentary about one man's effort to reunite the Kinks, created by Boston Globe writer Geoff Edgers. The Blue Meanies take listeners on a fun musical tour of the 1960s British Invasion, injecting new life into songs from popular music's best decade. The Meanies have performed at International Beatles Week in Liverpool, England. They are fan favorites at the annual Abbey Road on the River festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Closer to home, The Blue Meanies host the late-night jam session at the annual Festival for Beatles Fans in Secaucus, New Jersey. The band, a fixture at the NY/NJ Fest for 25-plus years, has also hosted jam sessions at Fests in Chicago and Boston. They made their BB King's debut this past January with a 50-song Monkees set in honor of the bands 44th anniversary.

Maroon 5 - Mohegan Sun
August 01, 2010 -

Grammy-winning recording artist Maroon 5 is back with their highly-anticipated third studio album, Hands All Over (A&M/Octone), set for release on September 21st. Performing with special guests Guster and Ry Cuming. 7pm. $65& $45.

Spanky & Our Gang + Vanilla Fudge's Vince Martell - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 02, 2010 -

Special Guest Opener: CLAN BOSWELL. General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 7:30pm. $16 adv, $20 door. VIP Booth for 4: $130 // VIP Booth for 6: $180. Vince Martell's riff in the Vanilla Fudge chart topper, "You Keep Me Hangin' On," is ranked the number four heaviest guitar riff of all time by Guitar Magazine. The Vanilla Fudge's symphonic rock remake of this Supremes' hit placed them at #6 on the Billboard US Charts and at #2 on the UK charts, second only to The Beatles. Spanky and Our Gang was an American 1960s folk-rock band led by Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane. "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" reached number #9 followed by "Making Every Minute Count" and "Lazy Day" (both Top 30 hits). "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" and "Lazy Day" sold over one million copies.

Peter Lemongello - *Produced by Peter Abraham* - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 03, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $160 // VIP Booth for 6: $240. Peter Lemongello (Via his legendary Love '76 Television Album) became not only the first singer in American history to sell over one Million albums on television. He also was the first singer to underwrite the cost of this unprecedented TV Ad campaign by going public and selling shares of stock in his career to the public. In addition to becoming a household word inside of his first 16 weeks by blanketing New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas with over 100 television commercials per week. His story made the Front Page of the Wall Street Journal. Every major TV news organization from 60 Minutes to A Current Affair did feature stories on Peter's accomplishment. Every major newspaper and magazine (People, Time, Newsweek, The London Sun, L.A. and New York Times, etc.) ran feature stories as well. He was even Bachelor of the Month in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Along with famed writer Teddy Randazzo, who wrote among other hits, "Goin Out Of My Head", Peter created "Mood-Rock Music" (Tender Love Ballads put to a new beat moving them into a contemporary feel). "Do I Love You" by Paul Anka and "The Hungry Years" by Neil Sadaka jumped out of the album and onto the radio stations to become the signature songs of the TV album. Instantly, Peter was headlining in his own right, at the biggest and most famous places like "Carnegie Hall", "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts", and "Madison Square Garden" with all of them sold out....and he had proved that the buying public still respected and admired his kind of music. Peter has continued to perform all these years in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Branson Missouri, Myrtle Beach, SC. and New York.

Smooth Cruise Series - R & R Featuring Rick Braun & Richard Elliot - Spirit Cruises
August 04, 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
August 04, 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
August 04, 2010 - Norwalk

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

George Lamond, Judy Torres, DJ Lucho - East River Park
August 04, 2010 -

George Lamond, Judy Torres and DJ Lucho are renowned artists in the field of freestyle, a melding of hip hop and Latin contemporary and traditional music. George Lamond became an instant star for his first freestyle album, Bad of the Heart, which yielded the hit single with the same name and as well as "Without You" and "Look Into My Eyes." This paved the way for other popular albums in both the freestyle genre as well as modern approaches to traditional Latin music, including "Where Does That Leave Love" and "Oye Mi Canto." Judy Torres' debut album Love Story, is considered by many to be a freestyle collection essential. With numerous major club hits like "Please Stay Tonight," "Come Into My Arms," "Love Story," "I Love You, Will You Love Me" and "No Reason To Cry," her name became synonymous with freestyle music. Currently, Torres hosts a Sunday-night Freestyle show on New York’s popular radio station, WKTU 103.5, where she plays the best singles of the genre. DJ Lucho's early exposure to the harmonious rhythms of Latin music in his Harlem neighborhood nurtured an innate talent that propelled him to become one of the most gifted DJs and producers in the music industry. His interaction with different genres of music has allowed him to develop a unique and versatile style, which was guided by his deep appreciation for various cultures and their musical influences.

Harlem Week 2010 - Jazzmobile - U. S. Grant National Memorial Park
August 04, 2010 -

Featuring Tia Fuller.

Summer Sounds: Cloud Chamber - Trinity Church
August 04, 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, August 4th, Cloud Chamber performs. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Everett's folk-pop influences range from Nick Drake to Kurt Weill. With Anne Damassa on piano and Matt Park on bass.

Clarence Clemons with Steve Smith + The Nakeds - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 04, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $33.50 adv, $35 door. VIP Booth for 4: $220 // VIP Booth for 6: $330. Since 1972 CLARENCE CLEMONS has been a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, playing the saxophone. He has also released several solo albums and in 1985 had a hit single with "You're a Friend of Mine", a duet with Jackson Browne. As a guest musician he has also featured on Aretha Franklin's "Freeway of Love" and on Twisted Sister's "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" as well as performing in concert with The Grateful Dead and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. As an actor Clemons has featured in several films, including New York, New York and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. He also made cameo appearances in several TV series, such as Diff'rent Strokes, Nash Bridges, The Simpsons and The Wire. Together with his television writer friend Don Reo he published his autobiography, Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales, in 2009. STEVE SMITH AND THE NAKEDS are celebrating thirty-five esteemed years of performing throughout New England and beyond. During that time, the rhythm & blues powerhouse has thrived with their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun. The band has shared the touring stage with Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist, Clarence Clemons for a series of critically acclaimed performances. They have been featured on television, appearing on MTV's video countdown program "The Basement Tapes", and more recently, an episode of "The Family Guy".

Khaled Live @ Shrine - Shrine World Music Venue
August 05, 2010 -

NYC based band, Khaled will be performing Alternative World Fusion live @ Shrine World Music Venue! Don't miss out!

Alejandro Sanz - Radio City Music Hall
August 05, 2010 -

Latin Grammy Award winner Alejandro Sanz brings is Paraiso Tour to Radio City Music Hall on August 5. Alejandro Sanz is one of the most successful Spanish singer-songwriters of all time. He recently teamed up with Alicia Keys on the single "Looking for Paradise" which appeared on his eighth studio album Paraiso Express.

Gil Scott-Heron - Marcus Garvey Park
August 05, 2010 -

Gil Scott-Heron's cutting edge poetry and musical style is revered as the godfather of hip-hop and neo soul. Presented in association with Jill Newman productions. Widely acknowledged as the matrix from which hip-hop and neo-soul emerged, the poetry, music and performance of Gil Scott-Heron was a guiding force throughout the late 60s and 70s. Scott-Heron's transgressive, politicized, spoken-word-meets-jazz recordings, including "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," "Whitey on the Moon," "The Bottle" and "Small Talk at 125th and Lennox," have been covered, sampled, referenced, deified and parodied by generations of artists, including Labelle, Public Enemy and Talib Kweli. 2010 saw the release of I'm New Here, Scott-Heron's first release in thirteen years. SPIN called I’m New Here, "not so much a comeback as a testament to spiritual resilience." That resilience will be on full display with a set featuring material from the new album and classic songs from Scott-Heron's 1970s catalog. A production by Jill Newman. This event is part of the NYC Revolutions series.

The Persuasions - Grammy-Winning A cappella Legends - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 05, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. The Persuasions are the undisputed heavyweight champions of a cappella. They are to singing what Muhammad Ali was to boxing—invincible, innovative, original, beautiful. Together since the mid-'60s, the Persuasions continue to sing as if that's what they do instead of breathing. The Persuasions have released 18 albums, and have recorded or performed with artists including Liza Minelli, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, The Neville Brothers, Country Joe McDonald, B.B. King.

Keith Sweat - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 06, 2010 -

Standing Room Only – ALL AGES. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $35 adv, $38 door. Keith Sweat's 1987 debut album, Make It Last Forever, sold over three million copies, spawning the hits "I Want Her" (number one R&B, number five pop), "Something Just Ain't Right" (number three R&B), "Make It Last Forever" (number two R&B), and "Don't Stop Your Love" (number nine R&B). It was followed in June 1990 by I'll Give All My Love to You, another million-seller, that featured the hits "Make You Sweat" (number one R&B, number 14 pop), "Merry Go Round" (number two R&B), "I'll Give All My Love to You" (number one R&B, number seven pop), and "Your Love, Pt. 2" (number four R&B). Sweat's third album was Keep It Comin', an R&B chart-topper at the end of 1991, whose title track was another number one R&B hit. In 1994 he returned with Get Up on It; a self-titled release followed in 1996, and two years later he issued Still in the Game. Didn't See Me Coming (2000), Rebirth (2002), and Welcome to the Sweat Hotel. In 1992, Sweat discovered the group Silk, and helped craft their debut album, Lose Control, which hit #7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album's single "Freak Me" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May 1, 1993. Sweat also formed the R&B supergroup LSG with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill, and released their self-titled debut Levert. Sweat.Gill in 1997. That album featured the hit "My Body", which became a huge hit single.

Train - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
August 06, 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 concerts.TODAYshow.com.

Barenaked Ladies - Mohegan Sun
August 06, 2010 -

All In Good Time, the band's most recent studio effort, was recorded with the band's longtime producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda and mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, David Bowie). With special guests Ben Kweller & Angel Taylor. 8pm. $33.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 07, 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
August 07, 2010 - Manhattan

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
August 07, 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.

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.

Eddie Trunk Rocks/Q104.3 FM presents... Y&T - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 07, 2010 -

Special Guest Opener: ICARUS WITCH. General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated – Open SRO Dance Floor – ALL AGES. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $20 Tickets. Y&T are returning to the stage--with Dave Meniketti on searing lead guitar & vocals, powerhouse drummer Mike Vanderhule behind the skins, Phil Kennemore on bass, and John Nymann joining on guitar. Y&T has sold over 4 million albums and has recorded 16 LPs and three greatest hits collections since their 1974 inception. These rock and roll pioneers survived disco fever, rode the crest of the 80's hard rock insurgence, and remained faithful to melodic power ballads throughout the age of grunge. Y&T will release its first studio album in 13 years, aptly titled "Facemelter", in Europe on May 21 via Frontiers Records.

8th Annual NYC Musical Saw Festival - Hellenic Cultural Center
August 07, 2010 -

Concert & art exhibit revolving around the 300 year old art of playing music on a carpenter's handsaw. Musical saw solos & ensembles, performing many music styles (jazz, classical, pop, folk, show-tunes, etc.) performed by musical saw players from all over the world. Also - 'Ameriklectic' - a 10 piece band featuring the musical saw as the lead instrument. The festival is made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NY State Council on the Arts.

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 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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