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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.

Joe Hurley's 12th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue - Highline Ballroom
March 12, 2011 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm $20.00 adv, $25 at doors Joe Hurley's 12th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue, the most celebrated musical event of the St. Patrick's season in NYC, will return to the Highline Ballroom on Sat. March 12th! "NYC's Finest Sing Ireland's Greatest"

Special guests will include R&R HALL-OF-FAMERS being inducted 2 days later in NYC!

The Irish Rock Revue is "The biggest and best St. Pat's Party in NY" (IRISH ECHO), drawing widespread acclaim from New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Daily News, New York Times,Irish Echo, Village Voice, New York Post, TimeOut, Flavorpill, as well as TV & Radio features. Sponsored by GIBSON Guitars, The Irish Rock Revue is a true NYC institution.

Emerson String Quartet - Carnegie Hall
March 12, 2011 -

On Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m., the Emerson String Quartet and flutist Sir James Galway present a concert featuring the world premiere of Adès's The Four Quarters, Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, Arthur Foote's A Night Piece, and Debussy's Syrinx and String Quartet in G Minor.

Boris Godunov - Metropolitan Opera
March 12, 2011 -

Bass Rene Pape takes on one of the greatest roles in a production by Stephen Wadsworth. Valery Gergiev conducts Mussorgsky's soulful spectacle, which captures the suffering and ambition of a nation. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, and Ekaterina Semenchuk lead the huge cast in a work that is also a breathtaking showcase for the Met's formidable chorus.

Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
March 12, 2011 -

Natalie Dessay returns to her triumphant portrayal of the fragile heroine in the Met's hit production. Also starring Joseph Calleja.

Global Jewish Music Festival - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 12, 2011 -

A celebration of Sephardic music, from 15th century Ladino songs to Spanish indie rock infused with the entrancing rhythms of the ancient Sephardic tradition! Yasmin Levy, considered one of the finest singers in the Middle East, performs haunting and deeply spiritual renditions of songs from her Judeo-Spanish heritage, as well as newly penned songs rooted in the tradition. She is a champion of Ladino, the ancient language of the Sephardic Jews that is now facing extinction. The concert opens with groundbreaking music by Brooklyn’s DeLeon which re-imagines ancient melodies as contemporary pieces.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 12, 2011 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Boyz II Men - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 12, 2011 -

Event Details: Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $39.50 Adv, $45 Day Standing Room Only Limited table seating available First come, first seated What does the best-selling R&B group of all time do to follow up the worldwide success of their Grammy-nominated album, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA? What comes next for a four-time Grammy-winning act that is a global concert attraction, that has sold over 60 million recordings, and that will begin its 20th anniversary celebration in 2010? For Boyz II Men, the answer can be summed up in a single word: Love. Love: The new album by Boyz II Men, set for release on November 23, 2009 on Decca. Love: A collection of timeless songs from the heart, one that spans multiple genres and generations. Working once again with Motown producer Randy Jackson, Boyz II Men (Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman) bring their distinctive individual voices and peerless harmonies to bear on songs made famous by Bonnie Raitt, The Manhattans, Journey, The Spinners, Sam Cooke, the Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper. Boyz II Men weave these diverse selections together into an album-length symphony, one that flows seamlessly from an impassioned "I Can't Make You Love Me" through the shimmering a cappella sound of "Time After Time" to "When I Fall In Love," a beautiful reworking of a great American standard featuring Boyz II Men's special guest Michael Buble. Love is the successor to Boyz II Men's Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal), released November 13, 2007. This collection of Detroit soul classics took the international music scene by storm to a degree that surprised even the group members. Motown rose to No. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 and to No. 6 on the trade's R&B Albums chart; proportionately, sales in Europe and other territories were even stronger than in the U.S. The album earned two Grammy Award nominations, for "Best R&B Album" and "Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals" (for the Stevie Wonder cover "Ribbons In The Sky") and sparked the release of Boyz II Men's first full-length live concert DVD, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA - Live (Decca/Universal, released 12/9/07). "The success of Motown definitely upped our visibility insofar as being able to tour more, in bigger venues, in more cities and more countries," says Shawn Stockman. "We were already an international touring company" - in a typical 12-month period, Boyz II Men performs 150-200 concerts around the world - "but Motown helped extend our reach even further." "The beautiful thing was that we already had shows booked in Europe and Japan, as we've done almost every year for many years," Wanya Morris explains. "But performing the Motown songs was the best album promotion we could have done. And we felt the same effect back in the States as we did overseas, even in places like Billings, Montana and Salt Lake City, Utah. "The excitement that built up as we went along through 2008 was reminiscent of the old days. The audience doesn't forget, necessarily, but the audience sometimes needs to be reminded."

Adelphi University is Proud to Host NOISE, a Modern Music Ensemble on March 12 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
March 12, 2011 -

Adelphi University’s Department of Music is pleased to announce that it will host New Music VI featuring members of the ensemble NOISE on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the state-of-the-art Concert Hall of Adelphi’s Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. This program will feature contemporary music performed by NOISE. The San Diego-based group is an ensemble of accomplished soloists committed to presenting energetic and engaging concerts of the best chamber music written by today’s young and innovative composers. New Music VI will feature three members of NOISE: Christopher Adler, khaen and piano, Lisa Cella, flute, and Franklin Cox, cello. Founded in 2000 as the ensemble-in-residence with San Diego New Music, NOISE presents the annual soundON Festival of Modern Music at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, California. NOISE has also performed at universities nationwide, including Stanford University, the University of Virginia, the University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of San Diego, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Highlights of the evening will be the premiere of Babaylan (Healer), by Adelphi Assistant Professor Sidney Boquiren as well as contemporary concert music for the bamboo mouth organ from Northern Thailand and Laos, the khaen. The program includes music by Adler, Burns, Cox, Loeb, Munakata, and Ziporyn. Individual tickets for these events are on sale now at $15 regular admission, $10 for seniors and alumni, and $7 for students. For a full calendar of AU PAC season events, please visit or call the AU PAC Box Office at (516) 877-4000.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Musical Performance: Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents TARAB: Lifting the Veil of the Senses-Arab Sufi Music - Alwan for the Arts
March 12, 2011 -

Tarab, the intoxication induced by music, is the gate through which the Sufis cross into the world of true being, where they experience God as a whole. Music is used by many mystical traditions as a medium to experience the divine. The communal practice of music through repetitive chanting, rhythmic cycles and dance movements transports the devout into a state of trance where the laws of physics and reason, as we know them, are suspended. This is the moment when the veil of the senses is lifted to reveal a true station of complete being. States, ahwaal, are passing; stations, maqaamaat, remain.

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts - Nicolas Altstaedt, cello - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 13, 2011 -

BACH: Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, DUTILLEUX: Trois strophes sur la nom de Sacher, KODALY: Sonata. 11am.

Emanuel Ax, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 13, 2011 -

Pianist Emanuel Ax, whose playing is continually "fresh and alive" (The New York Times), explores his love of Schubert in three varied concerts. This series is curated and performed by Ax himself, spanning chamber music, works for solo piano, and a selection of lieder. With Simon Keenlyside, baritone. 5pm.

Art of the Song - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 13, 2011 -

The 24th season of Lincoln Center's celebrated Art of the Song series brings three incomparable vocal artists to the stage of Alice Tully Hall's resplendent Starr Theater in 2011. 2/20 - Diana Damrau, soprano; Helmut Deutsch, piano – Works of Liszt, R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff; 3/13 - Simon Keenlyside, baritone; Emanuel Ax, piano – All-Schubert Program; 4/13 - Matthew Polenzani, tenor; Julius Drake, piano – Works of Berlioz, Bellini, Schumann, R. Strauss, Barber.

Shalom Chanoch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 13, 2011 -

Exit w/ Moshe Levi Event Details: Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $60 Advance, $60 Day of Show General Admission Seating First come, first seated Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 6 people $75 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 6 = $450 Shalom Hanoch is not just the biggest and most significant artist in Israeli Rock, but one of the most fascinating and prolific forces in Israeli music since the late 60s, a sensitive lyricist and ingenious composer who's adept at moving effortlessly between delicacy and intimacy and stormy, energetic Rock 'n Roll. His language, his performance, and especially his diligent search for new boundaries for the "Israeli Music" classification, are what changed and established this musical genre. Yetzia" (Exit) Tour- Hanoch has been touring with this special concert for years and continues to do so today. Alone on stage and accompanied solely by his long-time musical producer, partner and keyboard player, Moshe Levi, the performance strips Shalom's songs to their minimal form: vocals, piano and acoustic guitar alone, allowing the songs to be revealed in all their beauty, emotion and complexity. So far the show has drawn thousands of fans and music lovers as diverse as the show itself. The unique format of the show- crowd participating in song selection, an innumerable song collection, no rehearsals- creates a different show each and every time, always captivating and successful.

Neil Totton presents NY Soul Sensation - New World Stages
Through March 13, 2011 -

"Neil Totton presents NY Soul Sensation", a singing competition based in the truth that soul music has the power to transform and change lives by vocalist digging deep down with themselves to pull out performances that touch and captivate an audience. With Trevor Allen (Groove, Cafe Wha?, and bass player to the stars) serving as musical director and Neil Totton as host and a special guest mentor each week.Mentors to include: Recording Artist, Lea Lorien and Robin Clark, Broadway's Marva Hicks, Aisha DeHaas and Mykal Kilgore, and Vocal Genius, Marlon Saunders. This competition is going to be inspiring and good for the soul. 12 competitors have been chosen for the five week competition and ready to compete for the grand prize of $500, a song produced by a NYC producer, and a co-host spot for Sunday Soul Sessions at the Time Out Lounge following the competition. Out of the 12 contestants no one will be eliminated from the competition each week. The winner will be based on audience ticketed votes. Each contestants will be mentored by theatre and music industry professionals. THERE ARE NO JUDGES IN THIS COMPETITION. The competition is based on growth and evolving as a performer each week.

Week 1-Motown and the 60's

Week 2-70's, Disco, and Funk

Week 3- 80's, 90's, and today

Week 4- Love Songs

Week 5- NY Soul Sensation Grand Finale

Eastman Chamber Ensemble to Perform the Music of Gil Evans - St. Peter’s Church
March 13, 2011 -

On Sunday, March 13 at 7:00pm, the Eastman School of Music’s Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble will participate in Prez Fest 2011 at St. Peter’s Church celebrating the music of jazz man Gil Evans. With the permission of the Evans family, conductor Ryan Truesdell accessed the late composer’s library and has assembled a program from Evan’s original manuscripts and sketches. The concert will bring to light works from a part of Evans catalog that has remained all but unknown to modern audiences and enthusiasts. The ensemble will be joined by saxophonist Phil Woods, vocalist Andy Bey and pianist Frank Kimbrough.

Steve Martin Performing with The Steep Canyon Rangers - An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo - Highline Ballroom
March 14, 2011 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $35.00 Steve Martin, one of the most diversified performers in the motion picture industry today—actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, musician – has been successful as a writer of and performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history.

Martin will release his second full length bluegrass album Rare Bird Alert on Rounder Records on March 15, 2011. He will be joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, who toured extensively with Martin over the last year. Rare Bird Alert features 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut," and was produced by Tony Trishka. Martin co-wrote two of the CD's songs with the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Since becoming involved in the modern bluegrass scene, Martin has been impressed with the overall level of musicianship that exists in the world of the professional and semi-professional player. As such, in 2010, Martin established The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, an annual award which brings recognition to an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music. In its inaugural year, the award was presented to Noam Pikelny.

Martin published his second children's book on September 8th 2010. Narrated with wit and charm getting to school has never been quite this difficult--or hilarious. Steve Martin and illustrator C. F. Payne teamed up to tell a story of the adventure, danger, and laughs of the journey to school. Enclosed with the book is a CD of Martin on banjo and vocals, singing the book's story with a bluegrass twist. For his adult audience, Martin's latest novel "An Object of Beauty" was released on November 23rd 2010. Sharing his knowledge of the 1990's New York arts scene, Martin tells the story of Lacey Yeager, a captivating, and ambitious young woman who takes the NYC art world by storm.

Earlier this year, Martin completed production on "The Big Year" directed by David Frankel and costarring Owen Wilson and Jack Black. The comedy is set to be released by 20th Century Fox in October 2011, and sees Martin as a member of a group of avid bird watchers competing to spot the rarest birds in North America at an annual esteemed event.

In March of 2010, Martin, along with Alec Baldwin, co-hosted the 82nd Annual Academy Awards – his third time serving as host of the prestigious award show. He received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his participation.

On January 31st, 2010, Steve Martin's banjo album, The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo, won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.

Christmas 2009 saw Martin share the screen with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in Universal's "It's Complicated." The comedy, directed by Nancy Meyers, tells the story of a divorced couple (Streep and Baldwin) who discover that their feelings for one another might not have completely disappeared. Martin plays Adam, the soft-spoken and sweet architect who also vies for Street's characters' affection.

In 2008, Martin had two books published: In October, Doubleday released a children's book titled The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, co-written with The New Yorker illustrator Roz Chast. In December, Martin's autobiography, Born Standing Up, was published by Scribner.

Additionally, in December of 2007, Martin was the recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor.

In February 2006, Martin was seen in "The Pink Panther" playing the role of Inspector Clouseau, originally made famous by Peter Sellers. The film, which reunites Martin with director Shawn Levy, costarred Beyonce Knowles and Kevin Kline. In 2009, Mr. Martin revived his role of Inspector Clouseau in "The Pink Panther 2."

In 2005, Martin received critical praise for the Touchstone Pictures film "Shopgirl," costarring Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. The screenplay was written by Martin and adapted from his best-selling novella of the same name. "Shopgirl" follows the complexities of a romance between a young girl, who works at a Los Angeles Saks Fifth Avenue glove counter while nurturing dreams of being an artist, and a wealthy older man, who is still learning about the consequences that come with any romantic relationship.

Christmas 2003, Martin starred in the highest grossing film of his career, "Cheaper by the Dozen," directed by Shawn Levy for 20th Century Fox. The family comedy, co-starring Bonnie Hunt and Hillary Duff, has grossed over $135 million domestically. Christmas 2005 saw the much anticipated sequel "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" staring the original cast and adding in a rival family, headed by Eugene Levy. In February of 2003, Martin starred with Queen Latifah in the blockbuster comedy, "Bringing Down the House" for Touchstone Pictures which gross $132.7 million.

Mr. Martin hosted the 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003, his second time handling those duties, the first being the 73rd Oscars. The 75th Annual Academy Awards was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, including a nomination for "Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program."

Born in Waco, Texas and raised in Southern California, Mr. Martin became a television writer in the late 1960's, winning an Emmy Award for his work on the hit series "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour." By the end of the decade he was performing his own material in clubs and on television.

Launched by frequent appearances on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," Mr. Martin went on to host several shows in the innovative "Saturday Night Live" series and to star in and co-write four highly rated television specials. When performing on national concert tours, he drew standing-room-only audiences in some of the largest venues in the country. He won Grammy Awards for his two comedy albums, "Let's Get Small" and "A Wild and Crazy Guy," and had a gold record with his single "King Tut." In 2003, Martin also won a Grammy® Award for Best country instrumentalist for playing on Earl Scruggs 75th Anniversary album.

Mr. Martin's first film project, "The Absent-Minded Waiter," a short he wrote and starred in, was nominated for a 1977 Academy Award. In 1979, he moved into feature films, co-writing and starring in "The Jerk," directed by Carl Reiner. In 1981, he starred opposite Bernadette Peters in Herbert Ross' bittersweet musical comedy, "Pennies From Heaven."

The actor then co-wrote and starred in the 1982 send-up of detective thrillers, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" and the science fiction comedy "The Man With Two Brains," both directed by Carl Reiner. In 1984, Mr. Martin received a Best Actor Award from both the New York Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review for his performance opposite Lily Tomlin in "All of Me," his forth collaboration with writer/director Carl Reiner.

In 1987, his motion picture hit, "Roxanne," a modern adaptation of the Cyrano de Bergerac legend, garnered Martin not only warm audience response, but also a Best Actor Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Best Screenplay Award from the Writer Guild of America. Mr. Martin was also the executive producer on the film.

In 1988, he costarred with Michael Caine in the hit comedy film "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," his second feature collaboration with director Frank Oz (the first being "Little Shop of Horrors"). In 1989, he starred with Mary Steenburgen and Diane Wiest in Ron Howard's affectionate family comedy, "Parenthood" for Universal Pictures.

In 1991, Mr. Martin wrote, starred in and co-executive produced the critically acclaimed comedy, "L.A. Story," a motion picture about a love story set in Los Angeles. That same year he made a cameo appearance in Lawrence Kasdan's critically lauded "Grand Canyon" and starred with Diane Keaton in the hit Disney film "Father Of The Bride," receiving the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture for the latter. In 1992, he starred in the Universal comedy feature "Housesitter," opposite Goldie Hawn, winning the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a Comedy, for the second year in a row. In 1996, he starred again with Diane Keaton in the hit sequel to "Father of the Bride," and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. In 1997, he received universal critical acclaim for his riveting performance in director David Mamet's thriller, "The Spanish Prisoner." Mr. Martin wrote and starred in the hilarious 1999 feature comedy, "Bowfinger," opposite Eddie Murphy for Director Frank Oz. The film was showcased at the Deauville International Film Festival.

Mr. Martin's other films include classic comedies like Frank Oz's "Little Shop of Horrors," in which he played a demented dentist; John Hughes' "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," co-starring John Candy and the comic Western send-up "The Three Amigos" co-starring Marin Short and Chevy Chase.

In the fall of 1993, Mr. Martin's first original play, the comedy-drama "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," was presented by Chicago's prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre. Following rave reviews and an extended run in Chicago, the play was presented successfully in Boston and Los Angeles, and then Off-Broadway in New York at the Promenade Theatre, to nationwide critical and audience acclaim. It has since been, and continues to be, mounted in productions worldwide. "WASP" a one act play that Martin wrote, was first performed at the Public Theatre in NY in 1995. "The Underpants," a dark comedy Mr. Martin adapted from the 1911 play by Carl Sterneim, premiered Off-Broadway at the Classic Stage Company on April 4, 2002.

In 1996, Mr. Martin was honored with a retrospective of his work, by the American Film Institute's Third Decade Council at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony. In 2004 Martin was honored for his film work by the American Cinematheque.

A selection of paintings from his extensive, private, modern art collection was given a special exhibition at the Bellagio Hotel gallery in Las Vegas in 2000, with catalog notes written for the show my Mr. Martin. After the success of his first novella Shopgirl Mr. Martin's second novella, "The Pleasure of My Company," published by Hyperion, once again was ranked on best seller lists around the country including the New York Times. He has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and his work frequently appears in The New Yorker and the New York Times.

He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

Romeo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
March 14, 2011 -

Angela Gheorghiu and Piotr Beczala play the doomed lovers in Gounod's supremely romantic opera. Placido Domingo conducts.

Red Hot Chili Pipers - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 14, 2011 -

The most famous Pipe and Drum group in the World Bagpipes with attitude...Drums with a Scottish accent. Event Details: Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:00PM $14 Advance, $16 Day of Show Open Dance Floor General admission seating available First come, first seated Putting a modern spin on incredible piping and astounding drumming with an emphasis on showing off and putting on a show guaranteed to amaze any audience; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers really are a genuinely unique experience. A fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems - 'Bagrock' includes the likes of 'Clocks' by Coldplay, Queen's 'We Will Rock You' and a rock medley of Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'. 'Flower of Scotland' and 'The Hills of Argyll' get a look in too, Chilli style of course

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
March 15, 2011 -

The powerhouse quartet of Karita Mattila, Dolora Zajick, Vladimir Galouzine, and Peter Mattei bring Tchaikovsky's great drama to life.

Broadway Underground - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 15, 2011 -

Urban Variety Show featuring Tap Dance...Live Music...Comedy + More Featuring: Jared Grimes DeWitt Fleming, Jr. The BU Band TADAH DANCE COMPANY Special Guest Stars and THE OPEN SESSION (BRING YOUR GROOVE) Event Details: Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $25 Advance, $25 Day of Show General Admission Seating First Come, First Seated 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.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir Roger Norrington, conductor - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 16, 2011 -

The ensemble, which plays with "sheer vitality," and "a communal sense of rediscovery" (The Independent—London) will perform an all-C.P.E. Bach program.

Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
March 16, 2011 -

Natalie Dessay returns to her triumphant portrayal of the fragile heroine in the Met's hit production. Also starring Joseph Calleja.

The International Street Cannibals present a new concert, &. - St Mark's in-the-Bowery
March 16, 2011 -

With superb reviews of their new CDs (on the Composers Concordance/NAXOS label), the International Street Cannibals will be joined by soloists Taka Kigawa (piano), Lynn Bechtold (violin), and Eric Edberg (cello), for an electro-acoustic and multi-genre concert event. & will bring together new compositions, classical works, and show tunes, with stunning correlatives: juggling, tap dance, beat boxing, devil stick performance, body percussion, and contemporary and improvisational dance. The titles of the works to be performed reflect the theme of &: Aubade and Diurne, Sex and Death, Night and Day, Death and the Maiden, and Prelude and Fugue (Shostakovich). & will feature works by Hoagy Carmichael, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, Lutoslawski, Daniel Palkowski, Cole Porter, Gene Pritsker, Schubert, Shostokovich, Carl Maria Von Weber, and Michael Wolff; texts by Jack Kerouac and Theodore Roethke (Gene Pritsker's Sex and Death). ISC ensemble performers for &: Dan Barrett - cello, Lynn Bechtold - violin, Andrew Broaddus - dance, Ben Coffield - devil sticks, Charles Coleman - baritone, Dan Cooper - 7-string electric bass, Dmitri Dover - piano, Eric Edberg - cello, Julie Fotheringham - dance, Franz Hackl - trumpet, Jill Jaffe - viola, Pedro Jimenez - dance, Michael Karas - juggler, Taka Kigawa - piano, Anya Migdal - vocals, Amanda Mottur - dance, Lynn Norris - soprano, Max Pollak - tapdance/narrator/body-percussion, Gene Pritsker - electric guitar, Megan Sipe - dance, Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet, Linda Wetherill - flute, Keve Wilson - oboe, and Michael Wolff - piano.

For reservations or more information contact ISC at,, 212-961-0357 or 646-522-9442. Find us online at The International Street Cannibals defy the hierarchical space of the concert hall as they present the rich and diverse aspects and modalities of composition and musical performance. Conceived by Dan Barrett, ISC is steered by co-directors Dan Barrett, Gene Pritsker, and Dan Cooper, with dance director Megan Sipe. From the Holding Tank is ISC's concert series featuring traditional and non-traditional chamber works by European masters, contemporary American composers, and satirists. This series includes Improvisational and semi-staged works presented in ways that aim to expand and de-contextualize the boundaries of the concert hall in order to exploit in novel ways the spatial qualities of each venue. Find out more about From the Holding Tank at

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Broadway Night - Apollo Theater
March 16, 2011 -

For this special edition of Amateur Night at the Apollo, the line-up of contestants will base their performances entirely on the Broadway songbook. Winners will become competitors in the regular Amateur Night season. Supported by funds from the City of New York Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC and the City of New York.

Tommy Castro + Johnny A - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 16, 2011 -

Event Details: Doors @ 6:00PM, Show @ 8:00PM $23 Adv, $25 Day of Show General Admission Seating First come, first seated Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $40 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $160 A booth for 6 = $240 R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist Tommy Castro is one of the most popular and creative roots artists to emerge in recent years. Castro, winner of the 2008 Blues Music Award for Entertainer Of The Year, is famed not only for his hard-hitting, impassioned vocals, soaring guitar work and his blues-infused, rocking R&B sound, but also for his striking, original songwriting and exhilarating stage show. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, "Castro navigates seriously funky Southern soul, gritty big city blues and scorching rock...his silvery guitar licks simultaneously sound familiar and fresh." Johnny A. has one of the most eloquent voices in modern music - and he doesn't sing a note. Instead, he channels joy, love, humor, sadness... every aspect of the human experience, through his guitar. Only the finest musicians have the ability to capture the nuances of life in sound, which puts Johnny in a very exclusive group of six-stringers that includes Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix. The secret is his blend of melody, sonic definition, technique and that indefinable-yet-tangible quality called "soul." And he's eloquently shared that secret on the CDs Sometime Tuesday Morning (2001), Get Inside (2004), and the instructional DVD Taste, Tone, Space (2006), which are approaching combined sales of 150,000 copies. All the virtues of Johnny A.'s playing are in abundant display on One November Night, a brand new DVD/CD set recorded live at Scullers in his hometown of Boston, MA.

Karla Bonoff & Clara Lofaro - Highline Ballroom
March 17, 2011 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $25 adv, $30 at doors Born and raised in Southern California, Karla Bonoff was a songwriter by the age of fifteen. She and her sister Lisa were writing songs and playing as a duo titled "The Daughters of Chester P" named after their father, Dr. Chester Paul Bonoff. She had already fallen in love with the guitar and studied with Frank Hamilton of the famous folk group, The Weavers. By 16, Karla and her sister Lisa auditioned for Elektra Records. An 11-song demo [recorded by Doors' engineer Bruce Botnick] was recorded but no deal came of this first effort.

Karla's sister became a teacher of history and religion, but Karla's passion was always music. She became friends with other singer-songwriters and musicians [in the '60s] who were creating their own unique sound. She talks about lining up at the legendary Troubadour at noon on Mondays to get a slot in the famous Monday night Troubadour "hoot," which was a breaking ground for many artists who went on to great success. She says, "It was an amazing time. Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Elton John were around the Troubadour in those days." There were some other writer-singers who became friends of Karla's, and eventually, they decided to put a band together. They were Kenny Edwards, (who had started the Stone Poneys with Linda Ronstadt and Bobby Kimmel), Wendy Waldman, and Andrew Gold. Something powerful in their combined sound drew them together. Thus the band Bryndle was born - one of the early songwriter groups, even before the Eagles. The band made an album for A&M, but it was never released. They were, unfortunately, a bit ahead of their time.

"I always had somebody mad at me because I wasn't making records, keeping up the pace," revealed Ms. Bonoff, who writes about four songs a year. "I'm really not that prolific - I think I've spent so much time trying to fit a round peg into a square hole that I just sort of worked my way out of wanting to write anymore. And I got a bad taste in my mouth about not being able to just be myself. I think in the time I've taken off, I've watched music change to the point where I really see songwriters - and women in particular - being able to write about what they want to. So it encourages me to just go, 'You know what? I'm just going to write whatever I want, and I'm just going to make the record I want.'" When it comes, a new collection of songs from Karla Bonoff will be exactly her vision of what it should sound like, and well worth the wait.

Karla continues to perform all over America, with her longtime friend, producer and band mate, Kenny Edwards accompanying her onstage [on vocals, guitar, mandolin and bass] - and at most shows, he performs as her opening act. Often after her concerts, Karla talks with fans and signs CDs and well-worn LP covers people bring to her shows. Japan has also been very supportive of Karla's music and she's toured there twice in recent years. An expanded version of her "Best Of" CD collection as well as Bryndle's "House of Silence" were released in Japan in 2002.

In 2007, Karla finally released a live double CD, a project she had talked about for years. "I think many of these songs have improved with age and and I have never really documented what we do." Karla recorded all but one song of it at a small club in Santa Barbara with her long time touring band, Kenny Edwards and Nina Gerber, plus Scott Babcock on percussion.

Karla's legacy as a performer and writer was summed up in a review of her "All My Life" recording in Billboard Magazine: "Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today."

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
Through March 17, 2011 -

Music Director James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra kick off their three-night series of Carnegie Hall concerts on Tuesday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. with a concert featuring violinist Christian Tetzlaff -- as part of his Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall -- including the New York premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Harrison Birtwistle, Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2, and Mozart's Rondo for Violin and Orchestra in C Major. The following evening, Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra features pianist Maurizio Pollini with a program including Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, Schoenberg's Piano Concerto and Variations for Orchestra, and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C Major, "Jupiter." The orchestra and Maestro Levine conclude their three concerts on Thursday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. performing Mahler's Symphony No. 9. In addition, on March 17, a pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. with Marilyn McCoy, Adjunct Professor of Music at Columbia University.

Boris Godunov - Metropolitan Opera
March 17, 2011 -

Bass Rene Pape takes on one of the greatest roles in a production by Stephen Wadsworth. Valery Gergiev conducts Mussorgsky's soulful spectacle, which captures the suffering and ambition of a nation. Aleksandrs Antonenko, Vladimir Ognovenko, and Ekaterina Semenchuk lead the huge cast in a work that is also a breathtaking showcase for the Met's formidable chorus.

Streams of Whiskey - St. Patrick's Day Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 17, 2011 -

The Music Of Shane MacGowan + The Pogues Recreating the magic, mayhem, drunkenness and fun that was and is The Pogues! Event Details: Doors @ 2:00PM, Show @4:00PM $10 in advance, $12 day of show **This show will be in Lucille's Bar located inside BB King's Streams of Whiskey was born out of desperation. Barnacle Bill (a pop rock band from NYC - was idiotically hired for an Irish gig at Egan and Sons (Montclair, NJ - on St. Paddy's Day 2007. Once Steve (drums), Stuart (guitar) and Yianni (bass) realized they didn't actually know any Irish songs, the race began and the recruiting was on. Luckily, Steve's girlfriend Karen (tin whistle) is psychotically obsessed with Shane MacGowan (, The Pogues, and Steve (a distant third) and offered to be the musical director while basically picking her favorite songs. A month later they managed to bump Steve from drums to vocals and Karen from musical director to tin whistle. A few months and a gig later our favorite bartender entered the fray - Paulie Walnuts on drums!!! (Paulie has since blown himself up whilst lighting a cig after too many jamesons) !!! Stepping into his shoes is Tim Alworth.Finishing it out was Jeff "Polly" Young on fiddle ( Together, these 7 recreate the magic, mayhem, drunkenness and fun that was and is The Pogues. All in all pretty much a load of misfits that somehow found each other under the umbrella of the Pogues. We love what we do, and it shows

Black 47 - St. Patrick's Day Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 17, 2011 -

Geoffrey Blythe - Tenor and soprano saxophone Joe Burcaw - Bass Thomas Hamlin - Drums and percussion Larry Kirwan - Lead vocals and Stratocaster Joseph Mulvanerty - Uilleann Pipes and flute Fred Parcells - Trombone and pennywhistle Event Details: Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:00PM $25 Adv, $30 Day of Show General Admission Seating First come, first seated Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $45 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $180 A booth for 6 = $270 BB Kings is proud to present BLACK 47 for our annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Black 47 espouses an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock 'n' roll, with songs covering topics from the Northern Ireland conflict to civil rights and urban unrest in contemporary New York. Black 47 earned their chops playing the pub scene in Manhattan and self-producing their first indie record, Black 47, before converting The Cars' Ric Ocasek to the cause and gaining mainstream attention with their second album, Fire Of Freedom. The band has produced nine albums to date.

Musical Performance: From Iran, Oudist Negar Booban in a Celebration of Nowruz - Alwan for the Arts
March 17, 2011 -

The change of seasons that inhabit the vernal equinox, whereby day and night hours are equalized, followed by the gradual process of longer days and more light, can be metaphorically understood in creation as a defeat for darkness and a "rebirth of nature." The abundant references to this metamorphosis that are found in Persian poetry constitute the theme for this solo performance in celebration of Nowruz by outstanding Iranian musician Negar Booban, who returns to Alwan after her successful sold-out debut performance in 2009.

First Songs: Dawn Upshaw and the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program - Morgan Library & Museum
March 17, 2011 -

Dawn Upshaw, internationally renowned soprano and Bard Vocal Arts Program artistic director, will give a recital with pianist and head of program Kayo Iwama, the singers of the program, and the Bard Collaborative Piano Fellows. The concert will feature Joan Tower's first piece written for voice as well as new works composed by current students and recent alumni of the Bard Conservatory. With sopranos Dusica Bijelic, Faylotte Crayton, Lucy Dhegrae, Hannah Goldschlack, Vanessa Langer, Heejung Lee, and Dawn Upshaw; violist Helena Baillie; and pianists Michael Bukhman, Kayo Iwama, Christina Lalog, and Liang-yu Wang. 7:30pm.

Celtic Woman - Radio City Music Hall
March 17, 2011 -

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by experiencing a true Celtic experience! Celtic Woman will be performing on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, at Radio City Music Hall for One Night Only!

Celtic Woman is a female vocal ensemble that performs a mix of Celtic, New Age, and adult contemporary music. Often compared to such artists as Clannad, Enya, and Loreena McKennitt, Celtic Woman first rose to acclaim with an energetic stage show that shared much in common with similarly-minded productions like Riverdance (whose music director, David Downes, was the driving force behind Celtic Woman's formation in 2004). The group's first performance was filmed by PBS in 2004 and broadcast one year later, accompanied by a wildly popular CD and DVD. Although intended to be the group's only release, the album climbed to the top of the Billboard World Music chart and stayed there for a record-setting 81 weeks, thus setting the stage for Celtic Woman's long career.

Celtic Woman began touring heavily, sometimes logging as many as 35 weeks a year on the road. While a series of PBS specials ensured that the ladies remained on America's TV screens, additional album releases helped them remain on the charts. The holiday-themed A Christmas Celebration appeared in 2006, with A New Journey following in 2007. Both albums topped the World Music chart, and A New Journey even acheived some crossover success by peaking at number four on the Billboard 2000. Meanwhile, several members of Celtic Woman's shifting lineup also released solo albums, although none of them fared as well as the group's own records. Released in 2008, The Greatest Journey combined material from Celtic Woman's older albums with several new songs. It was followed two years later by Songs from the Heart, which found the group mixing some contemporary covers into its repertoire.

PUi - Highline Ballroom
March 18, 2011 -

The August Infinity, What Remains, Ghosts of Eden Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm $12 adv, $15 at doors

Alina Ibragimova - Carnegie Hall
March 18, 2011 -

Violinist Alina Ibragimova gives her New York recital debut on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. with pianist Cédric Tiberghien performing Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Guillaume Lekeu's Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, Szymanowski's Mythes for Violin and Piano, and Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Yefim Bronfman - Carnegie Hall
March 18, 2011 -

On Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m., pianist Yefim Bronfman performs a recital featuring the New York premiere of a new work by Esa-Pekka Salonen (commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association); Haydn's Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50; Schumann's Humoreske in B-flat Major; and Chopin's Twelve Etudes.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
March 18, 2011 -

The powerhouse quartet of Karita Mattila, Dolora Zajick, Vladimir Galouzine, and Peter Mattei bring Tchaikovsky's great drama to life.

The Waiting Room - A Tribute to Genesis - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 18, 2011 -

Performing the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Event Details: Doors a 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM $12 Adv, $15 Day Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $25.00 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $100 A booth for 6 = $150 General Admission Seating First come, first seated Since 1998, The Waiting Room has been paying tribute to the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis, as well as Gabriel's solo material. The Band concentrates on the accurate reproduction of the signature Genesis sound using authentic instruments such as Moog Taurus Pedals, ARP Synthesizers, Rickenbacker Basses and many different electric and acoustic guitars. They also recapture the live energy and drama of a live Genesis show with the use of authentic make up, costumes, custom lights, smoke, stage props and backdrops to complete the production. The focus of The Waiting Room, however, is the music. They have studied the recordings of Genesis and Peter Gabriel meticulously, in order to provide the most accurate presentation possible. The band prides itself on presenting a new show each time they play which makes each concert a fresh experience for the audience. Fans of the Waiting Room have also been treated to specialty shows such as the "Lamb Dies Down on Broadway," in it's entirety, an all request show where the crowd selected the song to play, a show that focused on Peter Gabriel's solo career and a show that featured the live albums of Genesis.

St. Patrick's Day Party - Beautiful Day - A Tribute to U2 - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 18, 2011 -

Three Decades Of U2's Music - Live! Event Details: Doors a 10:00PM, Show at 11:00PM $10 Adv, $15 Day Open Dance Floor General Admission Seating Available First Come, First Seated BEAUTIFUL DAY is simply an incredible live tribute to U2. Formed by two tribute band veterans - Michael Schmidt (Bono) and Matt Dooley (The Edge), BEAUTIFUL DAY is dedicated to offering U2 fans the opportunity to experience a live show that recreates the magic that is a U2 concert. From the unique and haunting sound of Edge's heavily effected guitar, to the thought provoking, intense and passionate approach of Bono's vocals and stage act, a BEAUTIFUL DAY performance will have you on your feet and inspired from beginning to end. A typical BEAUTIFUL DAY concert will have the fans singing to hits such as Magnificent, With or Without You, Where the Streets Have No Name, One and of course the bands name sake, BEAUTIFUL DAY along with those fan favorite's like Gloria, Electric Co. and Bad. All recreated with stunning accuracy and attention to detail unlike any other U2 tribute band currently on the scene. From "Boy" to "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" and through the new U2 release "No Line on the Horizon", BEAUTIFUL DAY sets the highest standard that all tribute bands seek to attain - perfection! The addition of a light and multi media show complete with video walls and all the trappings of a U2 extravaganza makes a BEAUTIFUL DAY show one that you just have to see to believe.

York College Music Extravaganza - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
March 18, 2011 -

The spotlight shines on York College’s talented students and staff this evening. Under the direction of Tom Zlabinger, the York College Big Band performs classic repertoire from swing to latin to funk, throughout New York City. Most recently the band opened for saxophonist Branford Marsalis at York College’s Annual Gala. The York College Gospel Choir began in 2004 with just a handful of students who had a love for gospel music. In six years, under the direction of Jonathan Quash, this fledgling choir has grown to almost 30 members from the student-body and the community. The gospel ensemble performs throughout the tri-state area.

BENNY BENASSI + FRIENDS w/ guest Riva Starr - Pacha NYC
March 18, 2011 -


along with special guest RIVA STARR

Back to warm you up for any Southbound trips you may be taking this month, Pacha resident Benassi – the master of funky-weird-electro-cacophony – is joined by a brother in blips, fellow Italiano Riva Starr. “My house style is like a magician’s hat: You won’t know what will come out of it,” Riva said recently. Here’s to rabbits, Jokers, and beautiful assistants.

GET TICKETS Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St.

Richard Thompson - Carnegie Hall
March 19, 2011 -

Carnegie Hall's WFUV Live at Zankel series continues on Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. with a concert featuring the British folk legend, guitarist, and songwriter Richard Thompson.

Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
March 19, 2011 -

Natalie Dessay returns to her triumphant portrayal of the fragile heroine in the Met's hit production. Also starring Joseph Calleja.

Romeo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
March 19, 2011 -

Angela Gheorghiu and Piotr Beczala play the doomed lovers in Gounod's supremely romantic opera. Placido Domingo conducts.

Christopher Hogwood Conducts Juilliard415 - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
March 19, 2011 -

Early music specialist Christopher Hogwood conducts Juilliard415, the School’s period-instrument ensemble, on Saturday, March 19 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. The program features Haydn’s Symphony No. 6 in D Major “Le Matin”, Hob. 1/6; Corelli’s (arr. Francesco Geminiani) Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, H. 128; Geminiani’s “Select Harmony” Concerto No. 2 in D Major; Haydn’s Symphony No. 7 in C Major “Le Midi”, Hob 1/7; Geminiani’s Unison Concerto No. 1 in D Major, H. 124; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major “Le Soir”, Hob 1/8. For the Geminiani pieces, the ensemble will be using an edition that was edited by Mr. Hogwood and published by Ut Orpheus Edizioni. FREE tickets will be available beginning March 4 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 19, 2011 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Vanilla Fudge - The Farewell Tour - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 19, 2011 -

Event Details: Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $29.50 Advance, $35.00 Day of Show General Admission Seating First come, first seated Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $200 A booth for 6 = $300 In 1967 the Vanilla Fudge first rocked the world with their unique sound and coined phrase Psychedelic Rock. Being a part of the Long Island Sound movement in the mid 60s Vanilla Fudge first embarked on tours with famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Since 1967 Vanilla Fudge has influenced generations of musicians and created legions of loyal fans worldwide ever since. Vanilla Fudge, today is giving their audience a true piece of nostalgia performing their hits like Take Me For a Little While, Shotgun, People Get Ready, Season of the Witch. Their NEW awakening rendition of You Keep Me Hangin On, as well as exciting new material has drawn rave reviews.

March 19, 2011 -

For Sasha, music is his first love, and what gives him a buzz is being able to share his music with others. From his presence at those all too talked about after hour parties where his special impromptu sets are heard, to his signature always present child like antics that leave people wondering if he has modeled his life after Peter Pan, to his DJ sets at clubs around the world, all lined with the backdrop of his own productions, Sasha leaves trails of memories, melodies and stories wherever he goes. These are the things that have been, and will continue to be remembered and passed on for years. And that is what legends are made of.

Elton John - Madison Square Garden
Through March 20, 2011 -

Elton John and his band will appear in concert at Madison Square Garden, on March 16th & 20th, performing their "Greatest Hits Live" concert, featuring number one chart hits and classic album tracks from throughout Elton's incredible five-decade career. Elton John's band includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Bob Birch on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Kim Bullard on keyboards. One of the most successful live acts on the road today, Elton and his band put on the kind of concert you will never forget: the entire audience standing, dancing and singing along with much-loved classic songs such as "Your Song", "Daniel", "Rocket Man", "Bennie and the Jets" and many more including selections from The UNION, Elton and Leon Russell's critically acclaimed album on Decca Records available now. The album features a variety of musical genres from R&B, Soul, Gospel, Pop and Rock. Rolling Stone Magazine gave The UNION 5 STARS. "Elton John doesn't come to play Madison Square Garden. He comes to own it," said Jay Marciano, president, Madison Square Garden Entertainment. "Elton has the unique ability to make the Arena feel intimate like only few artists can do. His shows have a contagious energy and I have no doubt that Elton will rock The Garden once again for his record breaking 61st concert at MSG."

The monumental career of international singer/songwriter and performer Elton John spans five decades. He is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 35 gold and 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind ", which sold 37 million copies. Since his career began in 1969 he has played almost 3,000 concerts worldwide.

Janet Jackson - Radio City Music Hall
Through March 21, 2011 -

Janet Jackson will be bringing her JANET JACKSON Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour to Radio City Music Hall on March 18, 19 and 21. Tickets for the newly added March 21 show will go on sale on Friday, January 28 at 11am.

The legendary icon took the suggestions of her fans to heart and after her start in Asia she will be bringing the tour to the United States and Canada. Janet will be performing songs from her 35 number one hits in 35 global cities. Fans submitted suggestions to to have their city selected.

This tour will differ from her previous concert schedules in that she will perform music exclusively from her chart topping CD NUMBER ONES. There will also be a focus on venues that will allow Janet to be up close and personal in a much more intimate setting. In each selected city JANET will offer something different to her performance so no show will be the same. This tour is JANET more revealed, more intimate, and more personal than ever before. Don't look for special effects. Just listen to and look at Janet, as you have never seen her before.

Janet will also be selecting the first fan winner of the contest in voting for the each of the selected cities. The winner will be announced on and they will receive an autographed copy of NUMBER ONES and an autographed copy of her upcoming book "True You" (on stands February 8th). In each of the 35 cities Janet will dedicate one of her number one songs to the city.

Janet currently stars in Tyler Perry's successful and critically acclaimed motion picture, "For Colored Girls." Janet recently achieved number one iTunes status with her performance of "Nothing," written and produced by her in association with Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri for the film "Why Did I Get Married Too?" for which she also starred. The tune is currently an awards contender as best song in a motion picture.

Her upcoming book "True You" is being published by Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Gallery Books at Simon & Schuster will be in stores on February 8th. Janet's first book will reveal her unique, insider's perspective on dieting and exercise-from her past, present and future-with help from her personal nutritionist, David Allen. True You chronicles Janet's lifelong struggles with weight and self-esteem. The book is a self-help/esteem book where Janet will use anecdotes from her real life to illustrate the power of self-esteem and how she struggles and her continued growth as an artist and a woman.

Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theatre
Through March 26, 2011 -

The Allman Brothers Band is one of the most influential groups in America, redefining rock music and its boundaries. The band has a long tradition of blending the new and the old while mixing blues, country, rock and jazz to deliver their signature powerful extended on-stage jams.

JapanNYC - Carnegie Hall
Through April 09, 2011 -

JapanNYC, a citywide festival led by Artistic Director Seiji Ozawa, explores the Japan of today, where newfound artistic sensibilities continue to transform and revitalize the cultural landscape. Featuring great classical music artists as well as Noh theater, manga, film, butoh dance, pop art exhibitions, and a variety of music genres, JapanNYC embraces a breathtaking diversity of traditional and contemporary arts. The cornerstones to the festival are provided by Maestro Ozawa himself, as he leads performances by two major Japanese ensembles that he founded, the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku (Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Orchestra). Visit website for performers and schedule.

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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