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Things to do this week in NYC May 30-Jun 6: Music

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

The Marriage of Figaro - Amato Opera
Through May 31, 2009 - Manhattan

Figaro is the Count's loyal valet -- but the Count has designs on Figaro's fiancee, in Mozart's witty and hilarious sequel to The Barber of Seville.

Vanessa Williams - J&R Music and Computer World
June 03, 2009 -

Vanessa Williams will be appearing in person, and signing autographs of her new CD, The Real Thing. 6pm.

The Complete Brandenburg Concertos: Bach, Kernis, Copland and Bol�ro - New York Philharmonic
June 04, 2009 - Manhattan

Each a gem in its own right, Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos are more than just masterpieces of the Baroque, they rank among the finest compositions of all time (even making it onto the Voyager spacecraft). Enjoy all six of these diverse and glorious works together in one season, performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic in solo roles.

Opera Trash - (le) poisson rouge
June 04, 2009 - New York City

An evening of sexy arias, songs and improvisations at (le) poisson rouge, one of NYc's most exciting new venues for live music. Ariana Chris, mezzo soprano The Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City CCO/NYC Justin Bischof, conductor and pianist Tickets $35 866-55 TICKETS www.lprnyc.com

The Complete Brandenburg Concertos: Bach, Kernis, Copland and Boléro - New York Philharmonic
June 06, 2009 - Manhattan

Each a gem in its own right, Bach's six Brandenburg Concertos are more than just masterpieces of the Baroque, they rank among the finest compositions of all time (even making it onto the Voyager spacecraft). Enjoy all six of these diverse and glorious works together in one season, performed by musicians from the New York Philharmonic in solo roles.

Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through June 12, 2009 - Manhattan

The first joint engagement of the club's founder Michael Feinstein and critically acclaimed Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson. Their new duet show, "The Power Of Two," features pop songs, classic standards and songs from Broadway shows like The Pajama Game, City Of Angels and Finian's Rainbow. The two stars, who sold out individual appearances at the club earlier this season, are collaborating onstage for the first time.

Stars of Tomorrow - Hudson River Park
Through August 18, 2009 - New York

Enjoy music from Bach to Bebop as students from both the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College The New School for Music perform. Tuesdays, June 2nd – August 18th

Sunset on the Hudson - Hudson River Park
Through August 21, 2009 - New York

Enjoy the gorgeous sunset and mellow sounds of New York's acclaimed Guitar Man David Ippolito while relaxing on this spectacular grass covered pier that stretches 900 feet into the majestic Hudson River. Fridays, June 5th – August 21st

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong: 'In the Cause of Happiness' - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 26, 2009 -

This exhibition features large-scale images of collages created by Armstrong from clips of photographs, news stories, postcards, letters, telegrams and other materials that Armstrong artfully affixed to the boxes of his vast private collection of audio tapes. Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm & 6-11pm; Mon., 6-11pm. Free.

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