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March 5, 2011 - by CG Directory Editor

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

St. Louis Symphony - Carnegie Hall
March 05, 2011 -

On Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony return to Carnegie Hall with a program including Ralph Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis; Thomas Adès's Violin Concerto, "Concentric Paths" featuring Leila Josefowicz; and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, "Pathétique." A pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 p.m. with David Robertson in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall.

Bon Jovi - Madison Square Garden
March 05, 2011 -

As Bon Jovi's No. 1 tour closes out 2010 with concerts in Spain, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, the iconic band will ring in 2011 with newly announced worldwide dates including three shows at Madison Square Garden.

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
March 05, 2011 -

Renee Fleming revisits Rossini's powerful but conflicted sorceress in the Met's new production directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman. Lawrence Brownlee is Rinaldo, the object of Armida's love and revenge.

Iphigenie en Tauride - Metropolitan Opera
March 05, 2011 -

Susan Graham, Placido Domingo, and Paul Groves reprise their starring roles in Gluck's masterful interpretation of the Greek myth. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and Seattle Opera.

Randy Newman - The Town Hall
March 05, 2011 -

Over a course of 40 years, Newman has combined sophisticated orchestrations and indelible melodies with story-song lyrics that veered between the unabashedly romantic and the sarcastically humorous.

Apollo Music Cafe - Future Now, with Tuan X, Karma Mayet, Gregory Porter, Gina Breedlove - Apollo Theater
Through March 05, 2011 -

In this metaphorical mash-up of young, contemporary vocalists, artists and acts flow one into another, combining poetry, song, rhythm, harmony, breath, beat, and movement.

CIRCA - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 05, 2011 -

The exhilarating and physically astonishing Australian Circa performs its self-titled remix CIRCA - a compilation of three of the company’s most acclaimed and engaging main-stage works. The company’s sophisticated sensibility combines extreme circus skills with dance, movement and acrobatics. Explosive encounters, dynamic group scenes and achingly beautiful solos abound. Brisbane-based Circa has established itself as a center of excellence in contemporary circus, where movement is at its most adventurous and dangerous and where precision and timing is everything. Circa’s signature style combines physical beauty, formidable circus skills and an immersive and integral use of sound, light and projection. The result is a new kind of circus, at once poetic, sensual and immense.

Romeo and Juliet - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 05, 2011 -

Rediscover one of the world’s most enduring stories with your family - a tale of tragic romance between the son and daughter of feuding households - in an easy-to-follow adaptation created especially for young people. Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most thrilling and popular plays, confronts each new generation with its passion and force. NYU Steinhardt's Program in Educational Theatre has become a leader in bringing Shakespeare and his plays to schools and community organizations throughout New York City with its Shakespeare Initiative including the touring company, Shakespeare to Go.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 05, 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 [email protected] 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.

Oleta Adams - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 05, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=128 TWO SHOWS! Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM & Doors at 9:30PM, Show at 10:00PM $20.50 Adv, $25 Day 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 Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One (which went Platinum), and the impassioned hit single "Get Here" (the Brenda Russell composition that became an unofficial anthem of the 1991 Gulf War) Oleta Adams has inspired a growing legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe with journeys of the heart via songs that draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has been solidified by four Grammy nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy. Oleta will be adding to her musical legacy with the release of a new secular album, Let's Stay Here, on April 21st of this year. Although Oleta has had the opportunity to work with many fantastic producers over her career, she decided to produce this album herself in addition to writing eight of the ten songs. Let's Stay Here is a creative and evocative project with a soulful jazz influence and songs that project many tantalizing thoughts. The songs weave through many a journey including a seductive love affair, vacation bliss, an abusive relationship, forgiveness, as well as a cover of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" which was featured on a recent Buick commercial television ad campaign. A long-time resident of Kansas City, Kansas, where she has found sanctuary from the turmoil of the entertainment industry, Oleta Adams also remains anchored by her upbringing in the Pacific Northwest. The youngest of three girls and two boys, Oleta spent her formative years in Seattle before traveling over the mountains at age six to Yakima, Washington, an idyllic town of 60,000. She first demonstrated her budding vocal gifts in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where her father served as minister. By the time Oleta was eleven, she was directing and accompanying four choirs, having already established herself as a piano prodigy. She credits her further musical development in junior high school to Lee Farrell, "the brilliant Julliard-trained teacher and voice coach who changed my life." School provided another outlet for Oleta Adams: the theatrical stage. In her senior year she broke barriers and traditions as the star of Hello Dolly! admitting that "early on I realized the pleasures of being a big fish in a small pond." Turning down the chance to pursue an operatic career as a lyric soprano, along with a scholarship to Pacific Lutheran University, Oleta instead spent a summer in Europe before heading to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. One demo tape and $5,000 later, she discovered that the disco movement had deafened music executives. Oleta's gospel-flavored voice was not "in." With the help of Coach Lee Farrell she wound up in Kansas City, where she launched her career playing piano bars, hotel lounges and showrooms. Oleta quickly became a local institution, with her own billboard and a regular gig at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Celebrities from every musical genre caught her act, including Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Air Supply, Gino Vanelli, Yes and Billy Joel. Finally serendipity came in the form of the British band Tears for Fears, whose frontmen Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith asked her to appear on their 1989 "The Seeds of Love' album, video and European tour. Proving that good things come to those who wait, upon her return to the U.S. Oleta signed a record deal for her first solo album in 1991. With seven CDs, including secular, gospel, a Christmas album, and soon the eighth, Let's Stay Here, worldwide acclaim and over two-and a-half million albums sold, Oleta's musical odyssey continues - spiritually and creatively. For this consummate artist- composer-producer-musician, many goals remain on the horizon.

Rock Showcase - Webster Hall
March 05, 2011 -

Jon Chattman’s thecheappop.com welcomes Deluka, Brooklyn’s rising electronica-punk band, Boston rockers New Collisions, and others for an evening of live music at The Studio at Webster Hall. Some proceeds to benefit the Music Conservatory of Westchester. 8:00pm. $12 online and at the door. Age: 19 and up.

Alwan Festival of Sacred Music presents: Roopa Mahadevan: Devotional Music of South India - Alwan for the Arts
March 05, 2011 -

Carnatic music is believed to have evolved over the last 4,000 years and is based on ragas (arias in a melodic scale) and talas (rhythmic cycles). Its rhythmic intricacy captivates first-time listeners, as does its spiritual tradition of improvisation. Don't miss the captivating voice of carnatic singer Roopa Mahadevan in her Alwan debut, a sound that encapsulates this spiritual music of South India.

CHUS and CEBALLOS | The Miami Preview Party - Pacha NYC
March 05, 2011 -

C&C are back with a new vocal for your dancing pleasure: A Stereo remix of Oscar G’s finger-wagging “I’m Moving On” that’s perfect for Pacha – and as a warm-up for all the moving and grooving you’ll be doing this month down in sunny South Beach. The Iberican dons will also provide their sultry mix of drums and rhythm to keep your temperature up right until your plane lands. Then they’ll let Miami take over. GUESTLIST: $10 Admission before 12 midnight http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_030511.html

GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-03/05/chus-and-ceballos-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

'ROAM Saturdays' - DJ Big Ben, DJ Nyse, Open Bar, & more - ROAM
March 05, 2011 -

Lower Deck Productions

Invites you to

“ROAM SATURDAYS”

SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2011

@ ROAM 5 East 19th Street, b/w 5th Avenue & Broadway

2 Floors of Music by: DJ BIG BEN & DJ NYSE Hip-Hop | R&B | Salsa | Merengue | House | Reggae | Mainstream

Admission: LADIES FREE TIL 12AM, GUYS FREE TIL 11PM Must say LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS GUEST LIST at the Door

Drink // Bottle Specials: OPEN BAR from 10pm – 11pm 2 Bottles for $500 til 1am (tax & tip included)

Doors open at 10pm 21 & Over || ID a Must || Trendy, but Neat

For Info or Guest List: Email [email protected] Or visit www.lowerdeckproductions.com

VIP Birthday Packages: -Personalized Birthday Webpage -Birthday Person +1 Free All Night -Birthday Guest List in your name -Free Bottle of Champagne after 10ppl ($20 tip not included) -Guests receive free/reduced admission: --Ladies Free til 1am, Guys Free til 12am, on birthday list -Shout Outs from the DJ

Email [email protected] for Birthday Reservations

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through March 06, 2011 -

A theatrical alchemist who combines music, movement, and song into invariably mesmerizing productions, Robert Lepage (Lipsynch, 2009 Next Wave; the Metropolitan Opera's new Ring cycle) returns to BAM with The Nightingale and Other Short Fables, a brilliant assemblage of works by Stravinsky (Ragtime, Pribaoutki, The Fox, and others) bound together by an inspired mix of pan-Asian puppetry, opera, acrobatics -- and 20,000 gallons of water. The centerpiece of this work is Stravinsky's ingenious take on Hans Christian Andersen's tale of an emperor's curiously songful bird, The Nightingale. Lepage reimagines the opera as an aquatic fantasy, transforming the orchestra pit into a luminescent lagoon teeming with half-submerged singers, puppet-piloted boats, and lashing dragons. All the while, impervious to the commotion, the diminutive protagonist soars.

Joyce DiDonato - Carnegie Hall
March 06, 2011 -

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato makes her Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage solo recital debut with pianist David Zobel on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. with a program featuring the world premiere of a new work by Jake Heggie (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), as well as works by Haydn, Rossini, and Cécile Chaminade.

The Saint of Bleecker Street - Dicapo Opera Theater
March 06, 2011 -

Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, unashamed of theatricality and tonal melody, ranks as one of the most original and popular 20th century opera composers. Writing his own librettos, Menotti has ranged far in the subjects he has chosen for his operas, from a police-state nightmare (The Consul) to the tragedy of a woman caught between reality and an incredible world beyond (The Medium) to the hugely successful Christmas TV opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. Menotti's The Saint of Bleeker Street, written in English and dating from 1954, is the story of a simple young girl in New York's Little Italy who is blessed (or afflicted) with the stigmata and hears voices and sees visions. Her protective brother Michele, who is also a convinced atheist, thinks his sister needs hospitalization, but he cannot stop their neighbors from believing his sister to be a saint. An opera of high theatricality! This new production will be directed by Michael Capasso and conducted by Maestro Mazzagatti. $50.

Peoples Symphony Concerts: Garrick Ohlsson, piano - The Town Hall
March 06, 2011 -

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although he has long been regarded as one of the world's leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. His concerto repertoire alone is unusually wide and eclectic - ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century - and to date he has at his command some 80 concertos.

“KORIFEI!” - Great Singers of Russian Opera - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
March 06, 2011 -

Some of the world’s most spectacular singers appear together at Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall on March 6, and Strathmore Music Center on March 4, in a Gala Concert honoring the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, a major holiday that began in Russia one hundred years ago. The artists’ origins represent several countries celebrating this day, including: Rene Pape – Germany; Makvala Kasrashvili – Georgia; Oleg Kulko – The Ukraine; Olga Savova – Russia, Elchin Azizov – Azerbaijan. The program will consist of outstanding arias and romances by Tchaikovski, Rimsky – Korsakov, Balakirev, Verdi, Puccini.

All singers are principal soloists at the world’s most prestigious theatres, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre and others. Rene Pape has been called one of the most important singers internationally by numerous critics, including The New York Times, Opera News, The Financial Times. Makvala Kasrashvili has received the highest accolades and the Gold Medal of the Russian Government, Olga Savova has been given the title of “People’s Artist of Russia” It would be difficult to find a more compelling line-up of such distinguished artists in one concert. This will be a very unique evening that should not be missed. A portion of the proceeds from this concert will benefit Women’s Health Organizations. International Concerts is a not for profit organization. RENE PAPE, Bass - Special Guest Artist *Appears Courtesy of Metropolitan Opera With MAKVALA KASRASHVILI, Soprano OLGA SAVOVA, Mezzo-Soprano OLEG KULKO, Tenor ANNA AGLATOVA – Soprano ELCHIN AZIZOV, Baritone VALERY GERASIMOV, Musical Director Date: March 6, 2011, 5 pm Place: Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Tickets: $35 - $125 Call Center Charge: 212-721-6500 www.lincolncenter.org Box Office 65 and Broadway, NYC Group Sales (10 or more) call 646-383-7972

- Also - Date: MARCH 4, 7:30 pm Place: STRATHMORE MUSIC CENTER, BETHESDA, Md. ALEXEY DOLGOV, Tenor Special Guest Artist Tickets: $35 - $95; Premium Seats - $125 Info: 301 581 5185 /646-383-7972

Faces of Our Planet: Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Garde Arts Center
March 06, 2011 -

For over forty years, the voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Carnegie Hall
March 07, 2011 -

On Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., the baroque orchestra Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform Telemann's Ouverture à 7, TWV55: C6 and Concerto for Flute and Recorder in E Minor; Bach's "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 5 in D Major and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major; and Handel's Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, No. 2.

Romeo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
March 07, 2011 -

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

Apollo Music Cafe - Ki Ki Hawkins and Tess - Apollo Theater
March 07, 2011 -

Ki Ki Hawkins, a classically trained singer who has performed with Nona Hendryx, Amel Larrieux, and Kelis, and recently released the single "Work It Out" with Q-Tip, will appear with Tess (The Young Diva), a young singer who incorporates rock, hip hop soul, and her own charisma to create her own brand of R&B.

NYU Symphony Orchestra - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 07, 2011 -

NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions presents the NYU Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerald Steichen. The winning pieces of Steinhardt’s annual Film Scoring Competition will be performed live with film screenings as well as Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 Titan.

California Guitar Trio - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 07, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=131 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $20 Advance, $25 Day of Show General Admission Seated Show 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 The California Guitar Trio (CGT) celebrates its twentieth anniversary with the release of Andromeda in October 2010 on Innerknot Records. As a special commemoration, the new CGT album will also be released on vinyl through Karate Body Records. "Andromeda represents a culmination of all our work together in the past 20 years," says guitarist Bert Lams. We have released numerous CDs over the years, but there's none like this one," Lams continues. "Andromeda is the first album containing nothing but original material, combined with improvised pieces. The integration of structured, thought-out pieces with the loose and spontaneous improvisations is something we've never done before." The California Guitar Trio is Paul Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah; Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium; and Hideyo Moriya of Chiba, Japan. The trio first met in England in 1987 while studying with iconic King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp. After touring together as part of Fripp's League of Crafty Guitarists, the three guitarists convened in Los Angeles and founded The California Guitar Trio in 1991. "When we started the band in 1991, it was only a California project, and no one knew how long it would last," reminisces Moriya. "Yet something good always happened to keep us going when times were tough. It is great to reach 20 years with Andromeda, and we have good energy to keep going." The CGT plays a unique style, with guitars weaving an intricate knot work of interlocking parts to form a whole. Richards, Lams, and Moriya can create music which sounds like it is performed on a kind of "super-piano" and at other times unfolds in an ethereal, otherworldly psychedelia. In space, CGT's music was played to wake the astronauts aboard the NASA space shuttle "Endeavor". Here on Earth, the trio's music has been featured extensively on NPR, NBC's Olympics coverage, and various CBS, CNN, and ESPN TV programs. "This new CD captures a balance between the pure acoustic sound and the processed electrified sound of the CGT, something we've experimented with before, but not to this degree," says Lams. Richards expands on the CGT's distinctive recorded sound: "With each recording, we have been striving to achieve the best of acoustic analog recording techniques blended with the use of electronic guitar effects and digital processing. With Andromeda, we have achieved a new level of the acoustic/electric blend. Our original music continues to evolve with years of detailed and refined interaction among trio members." Having played with a Who's Who of great musicians over the years, Andromeda features guest performances by Tony Levin, Julie Slick, Eric Slick, Tom Griesgraber, and Tyler Trotter. The cover of Andromeda also serves to celebrate another 20th anniversary, that of the Hubble Telescope. The CD cover image, designed by Pablo Mandel, features a photo from the new camera on the Hubble. The CD cover has earned a prize in the European Space Agency's Hubble Pop Culture competition.

I/O Music Showcase - Niagara Bar
March 07, 2011 -

New York City’s monthly chip music and visual showcase, I/O, hosts Philly chip artists Animalstyle, Chipocrite, Rhinostrich, and Iron Curtain at its art and music event on Monday, March 7th, 7:30 PM at Niagara Bar (112 Avenue A on the corner of Ave A and 7th St.). Performances will feature an innovative combination of Nintendo Game Boys, Sega Genesis Systems, keyboards, and electric bass. This free show is sponsored by the Antagonist Art Movement and presented by Alphabet City Soup. Chip musicians utilize computer chips in vintage computers, keyboards, and video games to create raw, gritty electronic music. Visual “chip” artists use computers to project graphics on a screen behind the performers, “playing” their art live to accompany the music. Some chip musicians sing or play conventional musical instruments in their live sets. The songs are pre-programmed but mixed and improvised live. No two performances are the same. Animalstyle - Animalstyle’s Joey Mariano creates an approach to chip music heavy on improvisation. Using a Game Boy foot controller in combination with an 8bit fuzz pedal, Animalstyle mashes together the conventional and unconventional – their sound is unabashedly unique. On his more current projects, Mariano incorporates Sega Genesis into his recordings and produces NES cartridge albums with No Carrier. Chipocrite - Paul Weinstein – former bassist of Philly super group MJ Project – uses simple Game Boy technology to create audio masterpieces. By combining the nostalgic video game sounds of his childhood and complex modern music influences, Chipocrite is a top Philly chip music draw. Rhinostrich - Using Little Piggy Tracker to create incredibly unique, hardcore dance beats, Rhinostrich needs only a pair of GP32X’s to create his music. His beats range from slow, earthy and mellow to upbeat and dizzyingly fast. Iron Curtain - Samuel Abram arms his Game Boy with an LSDJ cart and fires a sonic assault of selections from his album "Saturday Thirst". For more information please visit I/O’s website at http://ioshownyc.blogspot.com.

Yelawolf - Highline Ballroom
March 08, 2011 -

CyHi Da Prynce Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm $15 adv, $17 at doors Envision a humid world of slow-rolling Monte Carlos and slaughter houses; meth labs and rusting Mossberg's, inked up arms and haircuts that look like they've been chopped by hatchets. Trunk muzik. Southern Pine trees, smoking pine, and pine boxes. Call him Catfish Billy or Yelawolf, just don't go make him go pop the trunk on you.

Enter Yelawolf's Alabama—a backwoods badlands of sinners and salvation. He claims Gadsden, but he's from everywhere. Born Michael Wayne Atha to an absentee father and a bartender mother, he attended over 15 schools while soaking up slang and spiritualism in Baton Rouge, Antioch, Tennessee, and Atlanta. While trying to stay afloat in a turbulent home life addled by drug and alcohol abuse, he discovered rap music in Tennesee and it soon became an obsession, along with the classic rock (Lynard Skynard, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers) that he was raised on.

"When I lived in Antioch, they'd bus us down to the projects in Nashville to go to school and everything just started clicking with me with rap music and in life," Yelawolf said. "I felt the connection, these kids had the same problems that I had at home. And the weed, the dope..."

His music is a new strain of soul food, the traditional Southern cuisine that fortified the Dungeon Family, 8ball & MJG, and UGK, but infused by Yela's unique experiences as a cross-country vagabond with no place to call home. And, of course, his unparalleled ability to snap off double-timed staccato raps unlike anything you've ever heard.

His manager bestowed him with the nickname Joe Dirt because his experiences are so unbelievable. There was the stint commercial fishing in Alaska. An attempt to become a professional skateboarder in Berkeley thwarted by various injuries. Time spent in Seattle and New York, and of course, spots all over the South. The cross-country Greyhound tours around the country like a modern-day Jack Kerouac with the rhyme skills of LL Cool J circa the "Jack the Ripper" era.

Finally settling back down in Gadsden, Yelawolf hooked up with Gheto-O-Vision, who helped him land a deal with Columbia in 2007. Suddenly, the last 20 years of life as a vagabond seemed to be at an end. Yet the perpetual state of chaos soon re-emerged, when Rick Rubin took over the label and started cutting artists left and right. Before he had the opportunity to even finish his debut album or prove himself on a large scale, he was unceremoniously dropped.

"It was frustrating. I was just like, 'you don't get it? Alright, that's cool, then I guess I'm extra special," Yelawolf said. "I had to be arrogant because I could have been fucked up. I mean, Rick Rubin didn't like me? But that's just not my style. I refuse to quit."

The only solution was to go harder, taking his anger at being slighted and turning it into something undeniable. He dropped a flurry of mixtapes, including "Stereo," which found him riffing on old classic rock cuts from Fleetwood Mac to Pink Floyd to Heart. But while he continued to build a fan base with each release, something was missing.

"Not everybody in hip-hop messes with classic rock. There was no real element of surprise. I'm from Alabama, I'm into classic rock — it was obvious and there was no shock-value to it," Yelawolf said. "After that, I wanted to focus on making sure that people understood that I respected the craft. "Trunk Muzik" was dedicated to the trunk riders, with 808s and hard ass music. It had a dirty Southern sound, and it opened things up.

Which is something of an understatement. "Trunk Muzik" dropped on January 1st, 2010, and within a matter of weeks, he was the toast of every blog. The New York Times raved about a live performance, describing him as "fully ascendant" and "striking and assured." The LA Times declared he was "as safe a bet for stardom as anyone out right now — the rare rapper capable of earning respect from both Kid Rock and Kid Cudi fans." His insanely energetic performances at SXSW were the stuff of instant-legend.

Songs like "I Wish" and "Good to Go" found Yela capable of going toe to toe with lyrical giants Bun B and Raekwon. While "Pop the Trunk" epitomized his 808-heavy trunk rattling sound, full of vivid pictures of rural redneck life and violence lurking around every bend. But Interscope didn't just offer him a deal only to tell stories about the South. There are a million rappers capable of doing just that. But none of them can match Yelawolf's versatility.

Whether he's rapping over the beat for Cypress Hill's "Ain't Goin' Out Like That," Gucci Mane's "Lemonade," or The Doors' "Waiting for the Sun," Yela has the ability to adapt his style to each song. He doesn't kick 48-bar freestyles, he re-interprets the song to fit a new meaning. He can spit with the most lyrical underground types or he can write an upbeat party anthem like "I Just Wanna Party," alongside Gucci Mane.

"I can go any direction – arena rap or even the bluegrass hip-hop shit. I would never sign myself down to any style," Yelawolf said. "I'm always gonna have the darker edgy music - it is always in my pocket because it comes so natural to me. You'll never stop getting records like "Pop the Trunk" or "Good to Go" - the crunk south stuff. It will always be a part of what I do in some way. But I plan on evolving. You have to. I'm out to make long lasting records."

St. Lawrence String Quartet - Carnegie Hall
March 08, 2011 -

The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs the world premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's String Quartet (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The program also features Haydn's String Quartet in D Major, No. 4, and Schubert's String Quartet in G Major. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. with Osvaldo Golijov and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet in conversation with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean at The Juilliard School.

Lucia di Lammermoor - Metropolitan Opera
March 08, 2011 -

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

Ice Cube - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 08, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=210 Doors at 6:00PM , Show at 8:00PM $27 Advance, $32 Day of Show Standing Room Only Limited table seating available First come, first seated Before releasing his first album in six years, Ice Cube will get fans hyped with a lengthy North American tour. Laugh Now, Cry Later is due June 6 and is Ice Cube's first album released on his own label, Lench Mob Records. Ice Cube began his career with the notorious gangsta rap group N.W.A. He broke away at the height of their national notoriety. On his initial solo release, 1990's Amerikkka's Most Wanted, Ice Cube injected virulent political and cultural rhetoric that stepped above N.W.A's gangbanging braggadocio. Ice Cube squashed the bi-coastal rap rivalry and collaborated with New York's hip-hop heavyweights Public Enemy. Their production team, the Bomb Squad, produced Amerikkka's Most Wanted. The track "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" was his debut solo single and was #1 on the Hot Rap Single chart. The album sold over a million copies. Ice Cube became a lightning rod for attracting attacks from rock critics and moralists for his lyrical content. Time has shown that the ruthless words and pointed imagery on both Amerikkka's Most Wanted and 1991's pre-LA riots Death Certificate were not included for shock-value. The message construed in his rhymes presaged Los Angeles's incendiary reaction to the outcome of the Rodney King trial. America was now listening to Ice Cube. Death Certificate debuted at #1 on the R&B Album chart and #2 on the Top 200 Album chart. In 1992, Ice Cube continued his vocal incursion into suburban America with a role in John Singleton's epic film on South Central LA, Boyz In The Hood and by touring on the second Lollapalooza. His next release, The Predator, galvanized him as the premiere multi-platinum West Coast hip-hop G. It debuted at #1 on both the R&B and Top 200 Album charts. The Predator was an epilogue to the LA riots and while "It Was A Good Day" provides a hassle-free moment in a Compton day, there is still dissonance in Ice Cube's America. 1993's Lethal Injection sees Ice Cube morphing into his "Don Mega" persona that permeates his War & Peace albums and projects with Westside Connection. These first four albums set him up for his later successes. In addition to his War & Peace two-album series, Ice Cube has recently starred in The Friday After Next, the 3rd installment of his multi-million dollar earning Friday movie franchise, Player's Club and the critically praised Barbershop.

Evgeny Kissin - Carnegie Hall
March 09, 2011 -

As part of Carnegie Hall's celebration of the bicentennial of Franz Liszt's birth, pianist Evgeny Kissin performs an all-Liszt program on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m., including Etude No. 9 in A-Flat Major, "Ricordanza;" Sonata in B Minor; the second version of Funérailles from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, première année: Suisse, No. 6; and Venezia e Napoli.

Boris Godunov - Metropolitan Opera
March 09, 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.

The Band Perry - Highline Ballroom
March 09, 2011 -

Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $20 adv, $25 at doors "Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest." – Kimberly Perry Inheriting a cross-pollinated love of country and rock & roll from their parents, The Band Perry – siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry – say that they bleed the bright red blood of American music. The three have always felt the drive to perform and create music, sweating out the summers in Mobile, Alabama playing in any dusty roadhouse or church that would have them. Kimberly strapped on her first Gibson – and fronted her first high school band – at age 15, employing Reid, then 10, and Neil, only 8, as her roadies. Changing guitar strings and polishing cymbals for their big sister lost its charm after awhile, so the brothers formed their own band, opening for Kimberly's band. "My bass and I've been attached at the hip since I was 10 years old," says Reid. "While most of my friends were playing little league, I was sitting in my room learning Rolling Stones' and Beatles' bass lines. It's really all I've ever known." Even as the three worked in different bands, the siblings would spend nights at home playing together: "I remember sitting out on our front porch singing old Hank Williams and Bobbie Gentry songs in three-part harmony, hoping to channel the spirits of old country through musical séance while fighting off the southern Alabama mosquitoes," says Kimberly. "We always knew we'd take the stage together - all we were waiting on was the right moment." That moment came in July of 2005, when – after years of writing together – the siblings decided to join forces as one band. The Band Perry was then invited by the Coca- Cola Bottling Company to open all of the dates on their "New Faces Of Country" Tour that year. In the summer of 2008, after spending a few years on the road honing their sound, TBP met longtime Garth Brooks manager Bob Doyle. Partnering with Bob and Josh Pegram, The Band Perry spent the fall and winter of 2008 writing in Nashville and collecting songs for their first country recording session. "The three of us bring different strengths into the writing room," Neil points out. "Kimberly carries in a bag of melodies and lyrics, Reid always has some really great musical ideas in his back pocket, and I bring in a sense of humor and some thread that ties it all together." The new recordings caught the ears of Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen, the CEO and President of Republic Nashville, signing to the new label in the summer of 2009. When talking about The Band Perry, each member of the trio stresses how much family figures into the mix: "Reid, Neil and I share genes and a musical pedigree," Kimberly explains. "We read the same classics and cook from the same recipes. With all of our likenesses though, I believe it's our distinctions that stir up the magic when we create. When the three of us sit down to write songs together, we pull from all of our individual perspectives and happenstances to create the most interesting song concoctions." "There's a tightness between the three of us that goes way beyond even best friends," Neil adds. "Family vocal harmonies can't be fabricated. And, besides - the three of us know that through the thick and thin of life and the music business, we're watching after each other." "Blood runs thick. The music business can be hard, but the three of us are committed not only to our lives in music, but to living them together," Reid says. "I think the security of knowing that about each other allows us to be uninhibited when we create. It's a democracy. It's a safe haven." "We've walked a long way to find your ears," Kimberly Perry finishes with a grin. "So play us long and play us loud. The Band Perry is here, and we just have so darn much to say."

Asleep at the Wheel - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 09, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=278 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $25 adv, $30 day of show 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 General Admission Seating First come, first seated Since the early '70s, Asleep at the Wheel have been the most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive. In reviving the freewheeling, eclectic sensibility of Western swing godfather Bob Wills, the Wheel have earned enthusiastic critical praise throughout their lengthy career; they have not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but have also been able to update the music, keeping it a living, breathing art form. Typically featuring eight to 11 musicians, the group has gone through myriad personnel changes (at last count, over 80 members had passed through their ranks), but 6'7" frontmanRay Benson has held it together for four decades, keeping Asleep at the Wheel a viable recording and touring concern and maintaining their devotion to classic-style Western swing.

Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open - Littlefield
March 09, 2011 -

BROOKLYN JAZZ WIDE OPEN 2010-11 at Littlefield 8pm - WORKS with special guests DAVE LIEBMAN and JOHN HEBERT 2 sets plus "musical dialogues" with Mr. Liebman

Dave Liebman - saxophone

Michel Gentile - flute

Daniel Kelly - piano

John Hebert - bass

Rob Garcia - drums

LITTLEFIELD

www.littlefieldnyc.com 622 Degraw Street b/ 3rd and 4th Ave.; Brooklyn, NY 11217 $20 ($14 cover plus $6 drink minimum). 20 & under: $10 ($7 cover plus $3 drink minimum)

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by JPMorgan-Chase, all administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

ENSEMBLE ACJW - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2011 -

Ensemble ACJW performs at The Juilliard School's Paul Hall on Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. with a program including Crumb's Madrigals, Book I; Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major; and Schubert's Piano Quintet in A Major, "Trout."

Alarm Will Sound - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2011 -

On Thursday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m., Artistic Director Alan Pierson and the contemporary music chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound perform 1969 -- a concert that musically illustrates that year through the works of Stockhausen, Lennon & McCartney, Berio, Bernstein, and Stravinsky -- with actors Robert Stanton and Jon Patrick Walker, writer Andrew Kupfer, and director Nigel Maister.

Romeo et Juliette - Metropolitan Opera
March 10, 2011 -

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

Boyz II Men - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 10, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=338 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."

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - FIAF- Florence Gould Hall
March 10, 2011 -

Violin virtuoso Angèle Dubeau brings her award-winning group La Pietà, an all female string ensemble featuring some of Canada’s best musicians, to FIAF for their New York debut. The number-one selling classical group in Canada, Dubeau and La Pietà will present a transporting evening of twentieth-century composers, focusing on notable works by John Adams, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, and more.

The Nerds - America's Rock N' Roll Party Band Fun-Omenon! - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 11, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=301

Doors a 10:30PM, Show at 11:00PM

$12.50 Adv, $15 Day

18+ To Enter 21+ To Drink Open Dance Floor General Admission Seating Is Available - First Come, First Seated. You can't help but have fun when you spend an evening with THE NERDS. Enjoy an evening of sheer entertainment with the band that combines high energy rock n' roll with a stage show of pure talent and comedy. Twenty years of The Nerds has seen sold out shows at Carnegie Hall, a July 4th performance at South Street Seaport to a crowd of over 12,000, and acting as hosts to MTV's Ultimate Cover Band Contest. They are one of the best known cover bands playing soul, classic rock, and tv themes. Their lively stage show and banter also plays a large part in their performance.

Brad Mehldau - Carnegie Hall
March 11, 2011 -

Jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau -- holder of the 2010–2011 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall -- continues his residency on Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with a concert titled Piano Power featuring the world premiere of a new work by Mehldau (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall) with saxophone and woodwind players Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Joris Roelofs, Sam Sadigursky, and Greg Tardy. Patrick Zimmerli's Modern Music and selections from Timothy Andres's Shy and Mighty are also on the program, and both are performed by Mehldau and pianist Timothy Andres. A pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 p.m. with Brad Mehldau, Timothy Andres, and Patrick Zimmerli in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall.

The Great Judy Garland - Carnegie Hall
March 11, 2011 -

The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke conclude their 2010–2011 Carnegie Hall series on Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. with a concert titled The Great Judy Garland, featuring Broadway leading ladies Ashley Brown, Heather Headley, and Karen Olivo.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, conductor - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 11, 2011 -

Les Arts Florissants returns to Great Performers in March 2011 with two works they have not previously performed in New York -- ballet suites by the 18th-century French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau -- Anacréon and Pygmalion. Christie is revisiting both works for the 30th anniversary, having recorded them in 1986 and 1992, respectively. Performances of Pygmalion are scheduled for this coming June and July in Amsterdam, Athens, Santiago de Compostela and Aix-en-Provence.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
March 11, 2011 -

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

The New York Pops Pays Homage to the 50th Anniversary of Judy Garland's Legendary Carnegie Hall Debut - Carnegie Hall
March 11, 2011 -

MUSIC DIRECTOR STEVEN REINEKE LEADS THE ORCHESTRA IN A TRIBUTE TO THE HISTORIC 1961 CONCERT, WITH BROADWAY STARS ASHLEY BROWN, HEATHER HEADLEY AND KAREN OLIVO. Fifty years after her legendary Carnegie Hall debut, The New York Pops remembers Hollywood icon Judy Garland with a song-for-song re-creation of the 1961 performance that is referred to by so many as “the greatest night in show business history”. Under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke, Broadway luminary Ashley Brown, Grammy Award winner Heather Headley and West Side Story star Karen Olivo take the stage in this vibrant revival of the historic concert, which features signature Garland favorites, such as “Over the Rainbow”, “The Trolley Song”, “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “The Man That Got Away”.

Los Amigos Invisibles - Highline Ballroom
March 11, 2011 -

Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm $22.00 adv, $25 at doors For Los Amigos Invisibles, it has been over 60 countries visited, 1 Latin Grammy + 2 Latin Grammy nominations, 2 Grammy (NARAS) nominations, 6 studio albums, 1 live DVD+2CD, 1 record label, 19 years in the music business, and with high hopes to continue to do what they love to do.

Poncho Sanchez - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 11, 2011 -

Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=132 Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM $27.50 Adv, $30 Day General Admission Seating First come, first seated Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people $47.50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $190 A booth for 6 = $285 More than anything else, Poncho Sanchez is a storyteller. And, as leader of the most popular Latin jazz group in the world today, it's his congas and seasoned ensemble that do the talking. Live in concert or on recordings, they spin vivacious tales that pay homage to the glories of a half-century tradition that was born when Afro-Cuban rhythms merged with bebop. One-on-one, the Chicano conguero is equally expressive, recounting in vivid detail the encounters, friendships, and passions that have contributed to his remarkable career as a bandleader and recording artist. Behind the choice of every song, album title and guest artist, there's a story Poncho Sanchez delights in telling.

DIRTY SOUTH - Pacha NYC
March 11, 2011 -

No, he doesn’t play hip-hop. This Serbian-born Australia resident’s remix collaboration with Axwell, on Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” is that rare thing: A Grammy remix nominee that’s actually a certifiable bomb. Minimal airiness meets synth toughness, which is the usual push/pull in Dirty South’s music. We’ll be push/pulling our way to the dancefloor. GUESTLIST: $10 Admission before 12 midnight http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_031111.html GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-03/11/pacha-nyc-presents-dirty-south Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

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 [email protected] 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: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=338 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 aupac.adelphi.edu 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.

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

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.

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class.

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

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

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

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

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


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