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Things to do this week in NYC Mar 19-Mar 26: Music

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.

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 www.juilliard.edu.

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 info@4kent.com. 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: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=214 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.

SASHA - Pacha NYC
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.

David Kramer Presents A Benefit for Cornell Dupree feat. Joe Cocker & special guests - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 20, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=402 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:00PM $125.00 Advance, $125.00 Day of Show Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $175 per ticket - Must buy entire booth A booth for 4 = $700 A booth for 6 = $1050 Standing Room Only Tickets: $75 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR CORNELL DUPREE Premiere R&B guitarist Cornell Dupree has been diagnosed with emphysema and will be undergoing a lung transplant. To help raise money for medical expenses we are putting on a Benefit Concert. Featured artists include: Joe Cocker, Cornell Dupree's Soul Survivors, the B3's, plus surprise guests. If you are unable to attend you can make a tax deductible donation to:The Cornell Dupree Benefit Fund - Bank of America

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.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 21, 2011 -

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Trio in B-flat major ("Archduke"). Gryphon Trio. 7:30pm.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
March 21, 2011 -

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

Lunasa - Highline Ballroom
March 21, 2011 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $20 Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band. Paul Meehan (Karan Casey Band, North Cregg) has recently replaced Hennessy. Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny's Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an "Irish music dream team."

Strunz & Farrah - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 21, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=134 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $25.00 Advance, $28.00 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 Strunz & Farah have set off a chain reaction in the world of the guitar. Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah, originally from Costa Rica and Iran respectively, have pioneered a new expression for the acoustic guitar. Bringing the cultural riches of their native lands to their highly virtuosic, rhythmic, and improvisation-rich original compositions, these "fieras de la guitarra" ("wild animals of the guitar") have profoundly influenced guitarists everywhere, creating a new genre.

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 www.janetjackson.com 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 www.JanetJackson.com 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.

Standard Time with Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
March 22, 2011 -

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein continues his annual Carnegie Hall series, Standard Time with Michael Feinstein on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Romeo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
March 22, 2011 -

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

Gabby Young and Other Animals - Arlenes Grocery
March 22, 2011 -

Celebrated UK act Gabby Young & Other Animals bring ‘Circus Swing’ to North America in March including Canadian Music Week, SxSW, NY & a huge collab with Kings Go Forth (Midwest) Gabby Young & Other Animals are an avant-garde fusion of globally influenced folk, Balkan brass, jazz and swing. Young is amazingly flamboyant with a classically trained voice that will take your breath away.

Commander Cody - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 23, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=215 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:00PM $20Adv, $25 Day of Show General Admission Seating First come, first seated San Francisco in 1969, just in time to catch the tale end of the summer of love. They were 8 pieces strong, with the Commander himself (a.k.a. George Frayne) on the piano, 3 guitarists, fiddle/sax, pedal steel guitar, bass and drums - out of which 4 sang lead. The repertoire stretched from old time rock and roll; 20 FLIGHT ROCK, red neck country; TRUCK DRIVIN' MAN, boogie-woogie; BEAT ME DADDY 8 TO THE BAR, Cajun; DIGGY LIGGY LO, swing/jazz; SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE, plus their self-penned party anthems; TOO MUCH FUN, I'M DOWN TO SEEDS AND STEMS AGAIN, and LOST IN THE OZONE. Basically, they represented the essence of American roots music. Eventually, they signed to Paramount Records, and the twangy HOT ROD LINCOLN was a runaway hit, reaching the top ten in 1972. A few more tunes breached the top 40 as they hit the concert trail, playing the legendary Fillmore Auditorium, and finding themselves on bills with the Grateful Dead, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin and The Eagles. They also backed up legends Gene Vincent, Link Wray and John Lennon. Later, their 1974 album "Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas" was named as one of Rolling Stones 100 Greatest of all times! As always, the old Commander Cody himself is behind the piano, leading the musical mayhem and controlled chaos, and sporting his legendary antics and ability to spark up even the toughest crowds. Today the Commander Cody Band is closely knit with the legendary George Frayne a.k.a. "The Commander" (leader /keyboards/vocals), Steve Barbuto (drums/vocals), Rick Mullen (bass) and Mark Emerick on lead guitar and vocals. Frequent guest steel guitar appearances by Bobby Black, Tiny Olson, John Wingren and Don E. Curtis of Scotty's Music add to the fun. This new edition of the band harks back to the instrumental virtuosity and spontaneity of the original band, and the response from critics and crowds have been overwhelmingly positive.

Waka Flocka Flame - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 23, 2011 -

Waka Flocka Flame didn't want to be a rapper when he grew up. He didn't want to write hit songs, perform in front of thousands of people at packed clubs or hear his songs played on radio stations across the country. But more than a year after bursting onto the scene with his debut single, "O Let's Do It," the Atlanta rapper has managed to make more of an impact on the music industry than most rappers who have spent their entire lives trying to do it. And thanks to an influential cosign from fellow ATLien Gucci Mane, and a string of chart-topping singles, including the remix to "O Let's Do It," featuring Rick Ross and Diddy, "Hard In Da Paint," featuring Gucci Mane and the newest "No Hands," it doesn't look like Waka Flocka is ready to quit rapping anytime soon.

Gal Costa - Carnegie Hall
March 24, 2011 -

On Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m., Gal Costa -- known by many as the reigning figure in Brazilian pop music for the last 30 years -- brings her signature tropicália style to Carnegie Hall. Costa rose to prominence among fellow "tropicalistas" Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Jorge Ben. Her most recent album, Hoje, was released in 2005.

Le Comte Ory - Metropolitan Opera
March 24, 2011 -

Rossini's vocally dazzling comedy soars with bel canto sensation Juan Diego Florez in the title role of this Met premiere production. He vies with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in the trouser role of Isolier, for the love of the lonely Countess Adele, sung by soprano Diana Damrau. Bartlett Sher, director of the Met's popular productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Les Contes d'Hoffmann, describes the world of Le Comte Ory as, "a place where love is dangerous. People get hurt. That can be very funny and very painful. Rossini captures both -- with the most beautiful love music he ever wrote."

Devotchka - Highline Ballroom
Through March 24, 2011 -

Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm $26.50 adv, $30 at doors For more than a decade, DeVotchKa has melded its influences – from Eastern European wedding bands to Norteno ballads – into an authentic and totally original blend of popular music. With the release of the band's fifth album, 100 Lovers (Anti-, March 2011), the band returns to the epic settings of the Arizona desert with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case) to create a collection of haunting stories. Songs like "The Man From San Sebastian" deliver on their intriguing titles with enigmatic lyrics and cinematic soundscapes. DeVotchKa spent their early career fostering important musical connections with fellow explorers like Calexico and gypsy punks Gogol Bordello. International tours with Gogol and recordings with Calexico helped spread the band's sound around the globe. DeVotchKa's first major break came when Nic Harcourt of KCRW introduced his listeners to a then unknown rock band on his daily radio show, "Morning Becomes Eclectic." Filmmakers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton were listening that day, and stumbled upon the sound for their movie, Little Miss Sunshine. A critical and box office hit, the film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, while DeVotchKa's soundtrack earned a Grammy nod. Since the release of their last album, 2007's A Mad and Faithful Telling, DeVotchKa have built further on these successes, landing a song in a major national campaign for the Gears of War video game, while their live audience has grown dramatically, both at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits, and sold-out venues like San Francisco's Fillmore. For 100 Lovers, DeVotchKa spent over a year refining their sound, taking multiple trips to their desert studio to craft twelve new recordings. The final product is the bands strongest album to date, combining the energy and pop verve of How It Ends with the lush arrangements of A Mad and Faithful Telling – filled with songs fans will love, songs to draw in new listeners, and exciting numbers that will slip handsomely into their rousing live sets. Guests on the album include members of Calexico, and Mauro Refosco, David Byrne and Thom Yorke's go-to percussionist. With a full tour lined up for the spring and dates booked all over the world, 2011 is gearing up to be the biggest year for DeVotchKa yet. DeVotchKa is: Nick Urata: Vocals, guitars, Theremin, trumpet, piano Jeanie Schroder: acoustic bass, sousaphone Shawn King: drums, percussion, trumpet Tom Hagerman: violin, viola, accordion, piano

Musical Performance: John Kameel Farah: Between Carthage and Rome: New works for Piano and Electronics - Alwan for the Arts
March 24, 2011 -

In a return performance to Alwan, innovate and celebrated Toronto- based pianist and composer John Kameel Farah presents new works and improvisations for piano and electronics. Behind a stage set up that can include piano, Baroque harpsichords, various synthesizers, and laptop computers, John Kameel Farah cuts an impressive and unforgettable figure in solo performance.

Cold War Kids - Radio City Music Hall
March 24, 2011 -

With Special Guests No Age and Baths. The Californian rock band is set to release their third album Mine Is Yours on January 24, 2011, including eleven new songs. Their last album Loyalty to Loyalty was released in 2008.

Proust's Court of Love Theatrical Concert - Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
March 24, 2011 -

A live chamber music concert featuring music of Ravel and Debussy, interwoven with a theatrical performance about Marcel Proust. Marcel Proust removed himself from the outside world to write his masterpiece novel, living as a recluse for the last 10 years of his life in a cork-lined room. Céleste Albaret, his housekeeper and mother-figure, was the only person who lived with him. ERC’s theatrical concert portrays their endearing, intimate, and witty routine, and unveils Proust’s neurotic views on love and jealousy. Music by Ravel, Debussy, Franck create an exquisite musical tapestry that mirrors the elegant world of Proust’s novel.

Proust's Court of Love Theatrical Concert - Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
March 24, 2011 -

A live chamber music concert featuring music of Ravel and Debussy, interwoven with a theatrical performance about Marcel Proust. Marcel Proust removed himself from the outside world to write his masterpiece novel, living as a recluse for the last 10 years of his life in a cork-lined room. Céleste Albaret, his housekeeper and mother-figure, was the only person who lived with him. ERC’s theatrical concert portrays their endearing, intimate, and witty routine, and unveils Proust’s neurotic views on love and jealousy. Music by Ravel, Debussy, Franck create an exquisite musical tapestry that mirrors the elegant world of Proust’s novel.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
March 25, 2011 -

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

Don McLean with special guest Dar Williams - The Town Hall
March 25, 2011 -

One of America's most enduring singer-songwriters, Don McLean is forever associated with his classic hits American Pie and Vincent (Starry Starry Night). Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide, and was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna's No. 1 recording of American Pie and George Michael's version of The Grave, sung in protest at the Iraq War. Dar Williams is one of the most acclaimed talents of the current folk-pop scene, Dar writes witty and insightful music that covers a wide range of social, political and personal topics, and 'fuses intelligent songwriting with comforting melodies."—Relix

Victor Wooten & Stanley Clarke - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 25, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=135 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $32.50 Adv, $37 Day $30.00 Early Bird Tickets while supplies last Open Dance Floor General admission seating available First come, first seated Victor Wooten redefines the word musician. Regaled as the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius, Victor is known for his solo recordings and tours, and as a member of the Grammy-winning supergroup, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. He is an innovator on the bass guitar, as well as a talented composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. But those gifts only begin to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan. Recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer, Stanley Clarke is one of the most celebrated bass players in the world. Known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz fusion. Unquestionably, he has attained living legend status during his 40-year career as a bass virtuoso.

Toronto Symphony - Carnegie Hall
March 26, 2011 -

Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the Toronto Symphony on Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. with a program including Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor featuring Itzhak Perlman, John Estacio's Frenergy, and Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 4.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
March 26, 2011 -

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

Romeo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
March 26, 2011 -

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

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 26, 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 info@4kent.com. 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.

Over the Rhine - Highline Ballroom
March 26, 2011 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $25 adv, $28 at doors "We've seen the landfill rainbow, we've seen the junkyard of love. Baby it's no place for you and me..." Over the Rhine borrowed their name from one of Cincinnati's most colorful and controversial neighborhoods. From its earliest days, the area served as a port-of-entry for immigrants and, over the years, has become a melting pot where people strive to make better lives for themselves. It's here in this storied neighborhood that Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler first began making their music, somehow imbuing it with the tattered but lovely craftsmanship and sense of history that surrounded them. The band first began performing together in 1990 in local Cincinnati clubs and gathering places. Their first show at Sudsy Malone's — on a Monday night — drew about 20 people and most of them friends. But even from these somewhat humble beginnings, audiences immediately believed they had stumbled onto something special. Enveloping their listeners like family, Karin and Linford kept them close to the fold with simple candle-lit stages and playful handwritten newsletters. But above all else, it was the band's songs that drew in more and more eager fans. Karin Bergquist's voice, full of longing and love, seemed to pierce the soul and became the unmistakable focal point of Over the Rhine's richly spiritual music.

The Angela Bofill Experience - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 26, 2011 -

As narrated by Angela Bofill, and performed by Maysa, Grammy Winner Dave Valentin, Kim Waters & The original Angela Bofill Band Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=216 **Two Shows** Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM Doors at 9:30PM, Show at 10:00PM $40 Adv, $45 Day of Show General Admission Seating First come, first seated Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $60 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $240 A booth for 6 = $360 With the voice of an angel, singer Angela Bofill wowed audiences across the globe. This award winning recording artist (American Music Award nominee, Bammy Award and Blackbook Award recipient, to name a few) is more powerful and exciting as ever with her three and a half octave range. Her stellar sold out performances are only equaled by the love and enthusiasm bestowed upon her by her many fans and colleagues including Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Danny Glover, Prince, Santana, the late great Ray Charles and her god-father Tito Puente. Born and raised in New York City by her Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother, this Latin bombshell was exposed to a variety of musical styles, from Motown to Aretha Franklin to Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Says Angela, Growing up in Harlem, if you didn't have the latest James Brown or a Supremes forty-five single, you weren't hip. We always had Latin music playing in the house as my parents were great music lovers. In fact my father used to sit in and sing with the great Cuban bandleader, Machito. By the age of eighteen, Angie was an accomplished singer and songwriter, jamming with the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Nat Adderley Jr and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. She was a featured soloist with the Dance Theater of Harlem, majored in theater at the University of Hartford and majored in voice at the Hartt College of Music. Angela also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she was classically trained in opera. Angela's solo recording career began in 1978 with her self-titled album, Angie. The hits This Time I'll Be Sweeter and Under The Moon and Over the Sky began the career of a young woman whose unique blend of jazz and R&B established her as one of the top vocalists in both the pop and jazz world. Signed to GRP records, she released her sophomore recording titled, Angel of the Night. With hits like I Try and the title track, both her albums were simultaneously topping the pop, jazz and R&B charts in 1979 for months. Angela's recording career was solidified.

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.

EXACTA'S BIRTHDAY BASH + Live performance by BAMBINA | Sat March 26 @ Pacha NYC - PACHA NYC
March 26, 2011 -

Saturday March 26 - Pacha NYC presents ... EXACTA'S BIRTHDAY BASH! Plus live performance by KATE ELSWORTH aka BABMINA GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-03/26/exacta-s-birthday-bash-pacha-nyc Table Reservations 212.209.7500

'It's ON like the Atom Bomb!' - Legion
March 26, 2011 -

"It's ON like the Atom Bomb" at Legion with Heroes of the Open End Buckwheat Groats The Nico Blues The Due Diligence Black Cosmic Mother Rotwang Saturday, March 26th 790 Metropolitan Ave (Metropolitan and Humboldt); L, G train Access Brooklyn, NY Free 8PM

Furthur - Radio City Music Hall
Through March 27, 2011 -

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, return to New York City with Furthur, playing 3 shows at Radio City Music Hall in March.

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks - Madison Square Garden
Through April 06, 2011 -

ROD STEWART and STEVIE NICKS, two of music's most legendary forces, are uniting for one of the most anticipated rock & roll events of the year - THE HEART & SOUL TOUR. The tour will feature both artists performing rock & roll sets from their incomparable catalogs of hits and backed by an incredible band of musicians and stage production.

Monodramas - New York City Opera Company
Through April 08, 2011 -

This triple bill of cutting-edge one-acts features three sopranos in awe-inspiring performances that take opera to the edge of drama and virtuosity. These tour-de-force roles showcase the work of vital innovators of modern music and celebrated collaborators from the worlds of visual and performance art. New York's prolific composer John Zorn takes the soprano on a bravura collision course of elemental sound in "La Machine de L'etre", inspired by the drawings of seminal theater artist Antonin Artaud. In Arnold Schoenberg's groundbreaking "Erwartung" or Expectation, dramatic soprano Kara Shay Thomson portrays a terrified woman groping through a dark forest in search of her lover, only to find that darkness dwells within her. A 1976 meeting between composer Morton Feldman and playwright Samuel Beckett yielded "Neither", a stream-of-consciousness creation which investigates altered states of mind and awareness.

The Elixir of Love - New York City Opera Company
Through April 09, 2011 -

Donizetti's beloved classic is reimagined with American swagger in Jonathan Miller's inventive production, which moves the action to the 1950s Southwest to tell the tale of a shy young man who buys a love potion from a traveling salesman in an effort to cure his broken heart. This heart-warming comedy features exciting young voices performing some of the most recognizable melodies in opera. Soprano Stefania Dovhan. Who earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Donna Anna in last season's "Don Giovanni", returns as the heart's desire of the underdog suitor, sung by rising Mexican tenor David Lomeli in his City Opera debut.

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 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.

Queens' Sky View Center & CenterStage presents a Sunday Music Spectacular Series - Sky View Center
Through August 28, 2011 -

Sky View Center, Queens’ newest shopping center presents Sky View Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The show-stopping series will run through the summer and feature a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by the talented students and all-star faculty of CenterStage. The Pop Broadway Show performance will feature the sounds of Broadway, R&B and Pop featuring Dakota MacLeod (vocals) and Ray Naccari (piano). The event will take place at Sky View Center on Level D offering visitors a chance to enjoy the various musical talents of the local community while shopping around Sky View Center.

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