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Things to do this week in NYC Oct 10-Oct 17: 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.

KISS - Madison Square Garden
October 10, 2009 -

Sure to be the band's most amazing tour ever, KISS will bring their "KISS Alive 35" 2009 North American tour to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 10 with special guest Buckcherry. Celebrating 35 years of rocking the world like no other, KISS will treat their legions of fans to a set of some of rock's greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite," "I Was Made for Lovin' You," and "Detroit Rock City," as well as songs from the band's new album SONIC BOOM.

Lupis - P&G Cafe
October 10, 2009 -

The argentinian multi-instrumentalist LUPIS presents his upcoming album SIMPLE with a new NYC band. Lupis: voice, violin, guitar; J.P. Carletti: drums; Ramiro Osuna: guitar; Andres Rot: bass.

The Jonas Brothers - Mohegan Sun
Through October 10, 2009 -

The teen pop heartthrobs perform 3 shows. 10/9: 9pm; 10/10: 3 & 7:30pm.

Ian Anderson - Beacon Theatre
October 13, 2009 -

Now, after 40 years of leading Jethro Tull to 52 countries spanning several continents, Ian Anderson brings his new acoustic tour to old and new friends alike.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - New York City Center Studios
October 15, 2009 -

Following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, Paul Zunno played lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson Pickett. His performances are a combination of 'stories behind the music' and a downright blow-the-roof-off-joint execution and technique as a guitarist. Zunno has truly earned his reputation as an outstanding live performer. His mix of soulful singing, guitar mastery and skillful songwriting have captivated and awed audiences for years. Paul Zunno's solo acoustic concert gives audiences an opportunity to see a world class talent in an intimate setting. More Info and Tix: www.zunno.com

R. Kelly - WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
October 16, 2009 - Manhattan

The R&B star performs.

Mika - The United Palace
October 16, 2009 -

Mika is a London-based, Grammy-nominated and BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter, who has a recording contract with Casablanca Records and Universal Music. His second studio album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, was released on 21 September 2009.

Gary GO and Mika concert! - United Palace
October 16, 2009 -

Gary GO and Mika, live in concert!

Ludo Concert - Highline Ballroom
October 17, 2009 -

Ludo is an alternative rock band which formed in 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Andrew Volpe (vocals, guitar), Tim Ferrell (guitar, vocals), Tim Convy (synths) and Matt Palermo (drums). Bassist Marshall Fanciullo was asked to leave the band in 2008. Ludo toured with Tommy Cantillon of Tommy and The High Pilots, and currently is touring with Adam Brooks, formerly of Anchondo, until further notice. Volpe and Ferrel formed the band as a two piece and found the rest of the band through internet ads after moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The band has released three albums, 2004’s "Ludo", 2006's "Broken Bride" and 2008's "You're Awful, I Love You". The latter is the band's first for Island Records and features the singles "Love Me Dead" and "Go-Getter Greg", both of which were major hits on American alternative rock radio during 2008.

Imaginary City - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Through October 17, 2009 -

In even the most forgotten corners and forsaken shadows, the city seethes with life, splayed out in a symphony of sensations. In Imaginary City, New York's powerhouse percussion ensemble S? Percussion immerses itself in everyday urban experiences, offering a multifaceted meditation on American cities. Inspired by Italo Calvino's ebullient descriptions of urban environments in his novel Invisible Cities, the four members of S? Percussion -- all extraordinary musicians and composers -- join video artist Jenise Treuting and director Rinde Eckert to give voice to the evanescent beauty of the metropolis. Homespun sampling techniques harmonize with found objects cum instruments, illuminating the patterns of urban life and turning the concrete jungle into a cauldron of sensory experience.

Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009 - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through November 15, 2009 -

An exhibition that examines the critical role the human figure has played in the Nation's art for the past 189 years. Transcending chronological, stylistic, and generational boundaries the exhibition will present 160 works drawn from the National Academy's important and wide ranging collection of American art, as well as an intriguing selection of works by contemporary artists who are carrying on the figurative tradition in new and adventurous ways.

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