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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.

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
May 01, 2010 -

Renee Fleming stars as Rossini's sorceress, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Mary Zimmerman returns to direct, bringing her fine-tuned theatricality to a work she describes as "a buried treasure, a box of jewels." The fanciful story of the sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison of sensual delights, Zimmerman says, "has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
May 01, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Ozomatli - Highline Ballroom
Through May 01, 2010 -

In their fourteen years together as a band, celebrated Los Angeles culture-mashers Ozomatli have gone from being hometown heroes to being named U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors. Ozomatli has always juggled two key identities. They are the voice of their city and they are citizens of the world. Their music-- a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga-- has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around L.A. Begun as a product of the city's grassroots political scene, Ozomatli have played in places like Tunisia, India, Jordan, and Nepal rousing free public concerts and offered musical workshops, master classes and visited arts centers, summer camps, youth rehabilitation centers, and even a Palestinian refugee camp. With Rubblebucket. $22 adv, $25 at door. Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm.

World Nomads Lebanon: Bassam Saba Ensemble - Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)
May 01, 2010 -

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) kicks off its World Nomads Lebanon series with a special opening celebration featuring the acclaimed Bassam Saba Ensemble. The eight-piece ensemble will take the stage at Florence Gould Hall for one night only on May 1, 2010.

The Bassam Saba Ensemble is led by the Lebanese-born Bassam Saba, a preeminent figure in Arabic music and world-renowned virtuoso of the nay, who has helped develop the group's unique sound -- a mix of classical/folk Arabic music combined with classical western influences.

Don't miss out on this evening of soulful and passionate musical performance!

World Nomads is a month-long, multi-disciplinary series held each May at FIAF, celebrating transculturalism in the twenty-first century and exploring the crossroads of culture and identity. FIAF presents World Nomads Lebanon in 2010 in partnership with PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, ArteEast, Alwan for the Arts, Architizer, and Kleio Projects.

For more information and ticketing, please visit: http://www.fiaf.org/events/spring2010/2010-05-world-nomads-lebanon.shtml

David Knopfler of Dire Straits - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 01, 2010 -

Founder of Rock group Dire Straits, David has subsequently faithfully pursued his own musical vision, writing and producing his own compositions on ten solo CDs to date. Knopfler has been fortunate enough to reach a wide audience without compromising his art and while he's enjoyed the respect and admiration of his musical peers, widespread critical acclaim, international awards and worldwide chart successes, has managed, in his own country, Britain, to keep a profile so low as to be nearly invisible. He lives quietly in the English countryside, notching up an impressive list of writing credits. A regular panelist at music conventions and lifelong member of organizations like Amnesty International and Adopt a Minefield, David has always made uncompromising life choices: "I don't regard what I do as remotely glamorous. I write, record and perform my music because I completely love doing it and despite any so called celebrity status that sometimes comes with the job." Previously scheduled for 10/7/09 - All 10/7 tix valid. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $25 adv, $30 door.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach
May 01, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - New York City Center Studios
May 01, 2010 -

The best musician you've never seen on stage is set to absolve you of that deficiency with a series of concerts this and every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Paul Zunno spent seven years as lead guitarist for Wilson Pickett, whose ear for virtuosity was such that previous holders of the post included Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman. The years and ears since have continued to bring acclamation. Zunno has seen his highly praised recordings licensed for television by producers who, like Pickett, weren't exactly short on options. On stage, Zunno unleashes the kind of fretwork that ought to be followed by diagrammed, slow-mo replay; and he sings in a voice that will make yours seem stuck in falsetto. There is no minimum drink requirement, but be forewarned: few can resist buying one or all three of Zunno's CDs on their way out the door, where, often enough, the artist himself is available for handshakes and autographs. The show starts at 8pm and has a running time of 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission. The doors open at 7:30pm and seating is general admission. New York City Center Studios is located in the heart of Manhattan on 56th street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Studio 5 is part of NY City Center, Manhattan's first performing arts center: a New York home for the best of theater, music, and dance.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - New York City Center Studios
May 01, 2010 -

The best musician you've never seen on stage is set to absolve you of that deficiency with a series of concerts this and every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Paul Zunno spent seven years as lead guitarist for Wilson Pickett, whose ear for virtuosity was such that previous holders of the post included Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman. The years and ears since have continued to bring acclamation. Zunno has seen his highly praised recordings licensed for television by producers who, like Pickett, weren't exactly short on options. On stage, Zunno unleashes the kind of fretwork that ought to be followed by diagrammed, slow-mo replay; and he sings in a voice that will make yours seem stuck in falsetto. There is no minimum drink requirement, but be forewarned: few can resist buying one or all three of Zunno's CDs on their way out the door, where, often enough, the artist himself is available for handshakes and autographs. The show starts at 8pm and has a running time of 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission. The doors open at 7:30pm and seating is general admission.

Amy Regan Live (Opening for Ben Kweller) - Pratt Institute Memorial Hall
May 01, 2010 -

Join up & coming singer/songwriter Amy Regan (opening for Ben Kweller) at Pratt Institute Memorial Hall on May 1 at 6PM for a live performance of songs from her upcoming debut. The set will include Regan's smash hit "Carry On," which was recently featured in a national Hertz commercial. Dubbed one of Music Connection's "Hot 100 Unsigned Artist," Regan's warm, soulful vocals are as emotive as the words that she sings. From the upbeat "Gonna Get Better" to the bittersweet "Keep You Warm," she flawlessly fuses classic pop sensibilities with lyrical integrity, and a breathtaking performance that's both gentle and fierce.

This performance is part of Pratt Hearts UNICEF: Feat Ben Kweller. All proceeds will go to UNICEF to benefit the people of Haiti. Tickets on sale in Student Activities; $3 suggested donation.

The Songs of Leonard Cohen performed by Conspiracy of Beards - Highline Ballroom
May 02, 2010 -

San Francisco's Conspiracy of Beards is men's choir from that performs gritty, original arrangements of the songs of Leonard Cohen. This a Capella group has had a string of acclaimed performances at Bay Area venues, including the Cafe du Nord, the Great American Music Hall, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Transforming Cohen's simple melodies into complex 4- and 5-part harmonies, the group achieves a sound that is both robust and tender. Their unique arrangements are influenced by indie rock, jazz, gospel, barbershop, classical and even doo-wop. Using the genius of Cohen's words, the Beards inspire their audience members to ponder romance, politics, sex, longing and spirituality while enjoying an intriguingly wry delivery of great songs. Doors at 12:30pm, Show at 1:30pm. $12.50 adv, $15 at door.

The Blue Meanies - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 02, 2010 -

The Blue Meanies take listeners on a fun musical tour of the 1960s British Invasion, injecting new life into songs from popular music's best decade. Their set list features music by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Animals, The Kinks, Moody Blues, The Searchers, Dave Clark Five + many more. The Blue Meanies have performed at International Beatles Week in Liverpool, England. They are fan favorites at the annual Abbey Road on the River festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Closer to home, The Blue Meanies host the late-night jam session at the annual Festival for Beatles Fans in Secaucus, New Jersey. The band, a fixture at the NY/NJ Fest for 25-plus years, has also hosted jam sessions at Fests in Chicago and Boston. They made their BB King's debut this past January with a 50-song Monkees set in honor of the bands 44th anniversary. Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. $12 adv, $15 door.

Omar Rodriquez Lopez Group - Highline Ballroom
May 02, 2010 -

Omar Rodriguez Lopez of the Mars Volta is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Rodriguez-Lopez formed the Mars Volta in 2002, as well as an instrumental side project called the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Quintet and has released four solo albums in addition to collaborative efforts. Up next, Rodriguez-Lopez is taking another trip behind the lens to film The Sentimental Engine Slayer, his third film. It's received acceptance for screenings at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Doors at 12:30pm, Show at 1:30pm. $12.50 adv, $15 at door.

DJ Ruben 'Latin Bull' Toro/Temple Movement - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
May 02, 2010 -

For the past 6 years, Temple Movement, founded by resident DJ Rubin Toro (a mainstay on 98.7 Kiss FM) has been the City's biggest underground dance party. This summer, Toro is bringing Temple Movement to Water Taxi Beach South Street Seaport. Expect the essence of the past with the music and feeling of Paradise Garage, Loft, Shelter and more of the clubs from back in the day with a twist of today. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Entertainment starts at 4:00pm. Admission: $10*, beginning at 7:00pm. 21+ after 7:00pm.

Der Fliegende Hollander - Metropolitan Opera
May 03, 2010 -

Renowned Wagnerian Deborah Voigt sings the mystical Senta in one of the composer's most engaging works, with Juha Uusitalo as the Dutchman.

Peter Gabriel - Radio City Music Hall
Through May 03, 2010 -

Peter Gabriel will perform at Radio City Music Hall on May 2 & 3 -- his only U.S. east coast performance. The New Blood Tour will support Peter's latest album "Scratch My Back" (released March 2) and will feature a 54-piece orchestra.

An Evening of Originals with Tim Di Pasqua - Metropolitan Room
May 03, 2010 -

Many people have sung his music and many of you have heard others sing his music but if you've never heard him sing his own music, you're in for quite a treat. New York Nightlife Award , and four-time BackStage Bistro Award Singer/Songwriter Tim Di Pasqua is coming to New York's Metropolitan Room Monday, May 3rd . This will mark Tim's first solo effort in over five years. When Tim isn't singing country music with Tom Andersen and Scott Coulter in the award-winning SOUTHERN COMFORT, or musical-directing Jim Van Slyke in the critically-acclaimed revue THE SEDAKA SHOW, featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka, he returns to what he does best; singing his own music. This time he'll do it for New York audiences in a one-night only solo performance with all proceeds going to THIRD EYE THEATRE Co. of which he is a founding member. Tim will be singing his classic originals such as MAYBE YOU DIDN'T HEAR ME, ONE THING, and YOU, as well as new material from his musical revue NOTES ON NEW YORK - The Musicalized Observations of Tim Di Pasqua, in addition to debuting two brand new, never before performed originals. Tim's songs have been performed live and on recordings by incredible vocalists all over the globe. Tim has lent his talents to other singers and their projects. This time it's just Tim, a piano and his songs. Please visit www.timdipasqua.com and www.thirdeyetheatrco.com for more information about Tim and Third Eye.

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
May 04, 2010 -

Renee Fleming stars as Rossini's sorceress, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Mary Zimmerman returns to direct, bringing her fine-tuned theatricality to a work she describes as "a buried treasure, a box of jewels." The fanciful story of the sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison of sensual delights, Zimmerman says, "has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."

Strings, Strauss and Shostakovice - (le) poisson rouge
May 04, 2010 -

The Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City CCO/NYC- Justin Bischof, conductor and pianist, present, An Evening of Metamorphosen. Experience an evening of transformations, revelations and jollifications with one of NYC's hottest chamber orchestras and internationally acclaimed artist Maestro Bischof.

(le) poisson rouge "we serve art and alcohol"

Amy Regan Live - The Living Room
May 04, 2010 -

Recently featured in a national Hertz campaign along with her smash hit "Carry On," 23-year-old Regan possesses warm, soulful vocals that are as emotive as the words that she sings. From the upbeat "Gonna Get Better" to the bittersweet "Keep You Warm," she flawlessly fuses classic pop sensibilities with lyrical integrity, and a breathtaking performance that's both gentle and fierce.

Tuesday Matinees: La Catrina Quartet - Merkin Concert Hall
May 04, 2010 -

The quartet performs new music by living composers and Mexican and Latin-American art music as well as masterworks of the string quartet repertoire. Featured are works by Emmanuel Arias y Luna, Joseph Haydn, Silvestre Revueltas, Javier Alvarez, Alberto Evaristo Ginastera and Jose Pablo Moncayo. 2pm. $15.

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Music of Monteverdi, Stravinsky & Part - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
May 05, 2010 -

MONTEVERDI: Laetatus Sum STRAVINSKY: Mass PART: Miserere

Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola Kent Tritle and Renee Anne Louprette, conductors Leslie Fagan, soprano Virginia Warnken, alto Oliver Mercer and Scott Murphree, tenors Peter Stewart, baritone Matt Boehler, bass

7:00pm pre-concert organ recital by Vincent Carr, Associate Organist, Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, NJ Works of Gabrieli, Glinka, Part and Prokofiev

For additional information and tickets, visit www.smssconcerts.org or call 212-288-2520.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
May 05, 2010 -

"Tosca combines Puccini's glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films," says Music Director James Levine who conducted the opening night performance. "From the very first bar of the piece, the opera seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note." Karita Mattila, who sings the title role for the first time at the Met, says, "There are so many fascinating qualities to Tosca. At first I thought, 'How will it feel to kill somebody on stage?' But Tosca is like an action movie, and the drama just happens." Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. Marcelo Alvarez and George Gagnidze open as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, with Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfel stepping in for later performances.

Apollo Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
May 05, 2010 - Harlem

A phenomenal success since its founding, Amateur Night has always lured audiences with the thrilling prospect of discovering new talent. At 75, Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, as performers vie to become the next Apollo legend.

Dierks Bentley featuring the Travelin McCourys - Highline Ballroom
May 05, 2010 -

As a prelude to the release of his bluegrass and acoustic roots inspired new album by the same name, singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will be playing the Highline Ballroom. The show will be highlighted by the scorching acoustic musicianship of Bentley's backing band the Travelin' McCourys and Texas based singer/songwriter Hayes Carll in the opening slot. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $25 adv, $30 at door.

Der Fliegende Hollander - Metropolitan Opera
May 06, 2010 -

Renowned Wagnerian Deborah Voigt sings the mystical Senta in one of the composer's most engaging works, with Juha Uusitalo as the Dutchman.

Clipse - Highline Ballroom
May 06, 2010 -

With special guests Ninjasonik and XV. Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $20 adv, $25 at door. Clipse is a Virginia-based hip hop duo. Formed by brothers Malice (born Gene Thornton in 1972, in The Bronx, New York) and Pusha T (born Terrence Thornton in 1977, in The Bronx, New York) in 1992, the group is affiliated with multi-platinum production team The Neptunes. Clipse began its career in music in 1993 when the Thornton brothers met Pharrell Williams, one half of the production team The Neptunes. Impressed with their lyrical talents, Williams formed a working relationship with the duo.

Eugene - Greehouse
May 06, 2010 -

Overtime invites you to our premiere at Greenhouse: New York's first Eco-Friendly Nightclub. Complimentary Vodka Open Bar (6:30-7:30PM). Live performance by Bobbie Grei singing 'Met Ya Match'. *** YOU MUST RSVP ON OUR SITE (NOT Facebook) to take advantage of this offer *** http://www.overtimenyc.com/rsvp. Cover: FREE for Ladies & $10 for Guys With RSVP; $10/20 without RSVP.

Armida - Metropolitan Opera
May 07, 2010 -

Renee Fleming stars as Rossini's sorceress, opposite no fewer than six tenors. Mary Zimmerman returns to direct, bringing her fine-tuned theatricality to a work she describes as "a buried treasure, a box of jewels." The fanciful story of the sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison of sensual delights, Zimmerman says, "has an epic, enchanted quality and a tremendous visual element."

The Glitch Mob - Highline Ballroom
May 07, 2010 -

With Free The Robots and Deru. The Glitch Mob is a four man musical collaboration with roots from San Francisco and Los Angeles. What initially started as a joke/loose affiliation soon stuck as edIT, Boreta, Kraddy and Ooah found themselves frequently playing the same shows and eventually tag teaming during back to back time slots. This eventually led to the four man sonic onslaught of ferocious bass, head cracking drums and infinitely complex rhythms. A proverbial Voltron effect on stage. Taking influences from hip-hop, experimental, and dance genres, The Glitch Mob have crafted their own form of futuristic dance floor hip-hop that has been "slaying" audiences world wide. Doors at 8:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $15.

I'll House You! Fridays with Oscar P & Friends - Water Taxi Beach
May 07, 2010 -

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

Lulu - Metropolitan Opera
May 08, 2010 -

James Levine conducts Berg's modernist masterpiece. An acclaimed interpreter of the title role, Marlis Petersen returns to the Met to play the scandalous femme fatale. Anne Sofie von Otter is Countess Geschwitz and James Morris is Dr. Schön.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
May 08, 2010 -

"Tosca combines Puccini's glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films," says Music Director James Levine who conducted the opening night performance. "From the very first bar of the piece, the opera seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note." Karita Mattila, who sings the title role for the first time at the Met, says, "There are so many fascinating qualities to Tosca. At first I thought, 'How will it feel to kill somebody on stage?' But Tosca is like an action movie, and the drama just happens." Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. Marcelo Alvarez and George Gagnidze open as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, with Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfel stepping in for later performances.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
May 08, 2010 -

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

CEG Presents Mike Keneally Band - Highline Ballroom
May 08, 2010 -

With special guests The Bryan Beller Band. Long acclaimed as one of the world's most creative and intense guitar players, Mike Keneally's talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music. Keneally has released 19 albums of his original music since 1992, and has built a body of work of remarkable inventiveness and originality. Keneally played in Frank Zappa's last touring band, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He's appeared on many Zappa albums, and has also recorded or performed with Robert Fripp, Dethklok, Wayne Kramer, Sting, Kevin Gilbert, Steve Vai, The Loud Family, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Andy Prieboy, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and many others. Keneally is known for his innovative, unpredictable live shows. Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm. $20 adv, $25 at door.

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
May 08, 2010 -

These 2-hour lunch cruises feature a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir. Enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet and good fellowship while sailing around lower Manhattan. From $44.90 per person.

Just Right Night With Common - Highline Ballroom
May 08, 2010 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $50 adv, $55 at door. Multi-Grammy winner COMMON rose to prominence as one of hip-hops most poetic and respected lyricists, having recorded over eight albums before foraying into acting. COMMON will star opposite Queen Latifah and Paula Patton in the May 14, 2010 release of "JUST WRIGHT" for FOX Searchlight, opening in theatres nation-wide. In addition to his music and film pursuits, COMMON also offers a younger generation a better understanding of self respect and love, utilizing the cultural relevance of hip hop in the children books he has written. He is currently in the studio working on his upcoming album The Believer.

Adelphi University Presents the Adelphi Chorus, an Evening of Jazz, an Evening of Cabaret and the Adelphi Opera - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
Through May 08, 2010 -

Adelphi University's Departments of Music and Theatre are pleased to offer performances in the intimate Black Box Theatre and the 500-seat state-of-the-art Concert Hall; part of the Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Voices rise in a choral celebration of spring as the Adelphi Chorus presents a delightful selection of classical and modern pieces. Under the direction of Michael Hume with Adrienne Borbely at the piano, the afternoon will include Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Bernstein's Chesterfield Psalms, Brahms' Four Quartets, Op. 92, and folk songs of the world.

The Adelphi Jazz Ensemble Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Concert Hall

The Adelphi Jazz Ensemble offers a spring evening of hot jazz arrangements by Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden, Fred Hersch, Steve Swallow, Dave Holland, and McCoy Tyner. Dave Lobenstein leads this remarkable student ensemble. As the founder of The Dave Lobenstein Quartet, and The Dave Lobenstein Trio, Dave has performed at the JVC Jazz Festival, at the Manhattan Vocal Project, on Regis and Kathie Lee, and with Danny Holmes, and the Mike Fahn Quartet. The Dave Lobenstein Trio's critically lauded CD, 'Triple Play,' was released in 2003.

Cabaret Theatre Digging Deep, Hanging On Friday, May 7, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Black Box Theatre

An original cabaret creation is an Adelphi Theatre Department annual tradition. Digging Deep, Hanging On is a cabaret by acting majors Jessica Gray '10 and Christopher Reynolds '10. Through sketches, songs and monologues, Gray and Reynolds lead a student ensemble in a sometimes touching, sometimes funny, and always entertaining exploration of family and identity.

Adelphi Opera Workshop Springtime Madness: A Sprinkling of Gilbert and Sullivan with a Spritz of Mozart Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. Concert Hall

Under the direction of Anneliese von Goerken, and Midori Howell, The Adelphi Opera Workshop offers a frothy evening of operetta. Mozart's The Impresario is a one-act singspiel, performed in its entirety, about silly squabbling sopranos. It was written around the time of Mozart's better known The Marriage of Figaro. Excerpts from two light opera works, The Mikado and Iolanthe, by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan will round out the evening.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach
May 08, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Cars, Culture, and the City - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 08, 2010 -

The first exhibition to explore New York City's century-long relationship with the car, marking the 100th anniversary of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA). The exhibition features visionary drawings and models; historic photographs, films, and advertisements; and a wealth of car memorabilia to tell this fascinating, yet untold, story.

Celebration: The Birthday in Chinese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 15, 2010 -

Birthday celebrations and concomitant themes of longevity are pervasive in Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties. A recurring scene of a splendid reception at the residence of a wealthy family, represented in a lacquered screen, a set of embroidered hanging scrolls, and a porcelain vase, shows the eightieth birthday gathering for the Tang-dynasty general Guo Ziyi, a popular figure of long life, wealth, and honor. Longevity is also encoded in peaches, cranes, immortals, and flora and fauna of many kinds, sometimes forming sophisticated visual word play expressing wishes of long life for the honoree. The exhibition will draw together works in many media from the Museum's collection to illuminate these auspicious themes.


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