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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.

MORRISSEY - Terminal 5
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AIR SUPPLY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 13, 2012 - New York

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock first met in 1975 on the first day of rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney, Australia. Bonding over their common love of singing and The Beatles, they became fast friends and cut a single in one afternoon. The song immediately shot to No. 1 on the national charts, and Air Supply was born! After releasing several albums, the duo cut Life Support (1979), whose single "Lost in Love" rocketed into the Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York. He immediately signed the duo to Arista Records, and in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world and was named Song of the Year. The duo's second single "All Out of Love" ascended the charts even faster. Air Supply has consistently captivated audiences around the world with its live shows and continues to do so today. In 2010, Russell and Hitchcock released their long-awaited latest album Mumbo Jumbo, which featured the hit "Dance with Me." Second show at 10pm.

PETER GABRIEL - Mohegan Sun Arena
October 13, 2012 - Uncasville

Focusing on the entirety of the multi-platinum album, "So," the tour, entitled "BACK TO FRONT," will feature Gabriel with many of the members of the original band he toured with 25 years ago and will feature the album's songs from start to finish, plus some of his other biggest hits.

BARBRA STREISAND - Barclays Center
October 13, 2012 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Pre-College Faculty Recital by Soprano Soo Yeon Kim - The Juilliard School - Paul Hall
October 13, 2012 - New York

FREE; no tickets required

TONY DeSARE - 54 Below
October 13, 2012 - New York

Tony DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. His takes on classic standards and sophisticated original compositions have earned him a reputation as one of country's hottest young singer/pianists. His sound is romantic, swinging and sensual, but what sets Tony apart is his ability to write original material that sounds fresh and at the same time blends seamlessly with the Great American Songbook. Tony has the capability to glide from a standard by George Gershwin to a contemporary classic by Bob Dylan or Phil Collins to one of his inventive original songs with ease.

Through October 13, 2012 - New York

Free admission til 11pm. Check out Culture Club's NY Comic Con afterparty! Costumes encouraged.

Rock Duo Blag'ard Bring Tour to NYC - Lit Lounge
October 13, 2012 - New York

North Carolina rock duo Blag’ard are celebrating the release of their album "Fresh Candy" by bringing their tour to New York! Come out and hear some new music from these classic rockers.

The Pine Hollows - Arlene's Grocery
October 13, 2012 - New York

The Pine Hollows will be playing Arlene's Grocery on Saturday, October 13th. Their new album "Something My Heart Understands" will be available February 26th.

SANTIGOLD - Roseland Ballroom
October 13, 2012 - NY

October 14, 2012 - New York

As a co-founder of The Doors, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist Ray Manzarek needs no introduction. He still performs with Robbie Krieger, and together they have maintained The Doors' musical legacy, in addition to each undertaking new collaborations of their own. The music of The Doors continues to be one of the most revered rock song catalogs of the 20th century.

Roy Rogers has toured worldwide with his band The Delta Rhythm Kings for three decades. His recordings demonstrate his masterful slide techniques and love of diverse influences. He has been nominated as a songwriter, producer, and performer for eight separate Grammy Awards.

TOM JUDSON - 54 Below
October 14, 2012 - New York

You saw him on Broadway in Cabaret, he toured the country in 42nd Street, his autobiographical show, Canned Ham, has been received with waves of ovation here in New York and on tour and the discerning eye might even recognize him as his alter ego, Gus Mattox, in - ahem - a series of flicks for grown ups. This October, celebrated vocalist Tom Judson presents a brand new evening of music featuring songs that use the natural elements of the universe to tell their stories. The song list is drawn from writers as diverse as Claude Debussy, Lionel Hampton and The Beatles, with even a couple of cowboy songs thrown in for good measure, all diverse in the richness of their melody and depth of lyric.

October 14, 2012 - New York

With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, seven albums and appearances throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, The Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 16 years, America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine, in over 40 states! Their award-winning acappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned The Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following. On October 14, join them for the official launch of their groundbreaking campaign to become the first Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet to serve as President of the United States and Leader of the free world.

October 14, 2012 - New York

Broadway audiences embraced her when she originated the role of Emma Carew in Jekyll & Hyde. Since then, Christiane Noll has wowed The Great White Way in It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Ragtime (Tony and Drama Desk nominations) and now, the brand new musical, Chaplin. With a varied career spanning Broadway, opera, operetta and jazz, Christiane has appeared with some of the most esteemed symphonies throughout the world. Look for songs spanning from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Gilbert & Sullivan, Kander & Ebb to Flaherty & Ahrens, Cy Coleman to Marvin Hammlisch, Puccini to Sondheim!

Safaafir Presents Iraqi Maqam - Alwan for the Arts
October 14, 2012 - New York

Safaafir presents thoughtful, inspired renditions of the centuries-old Iraqi maqam tradition.

Inscribed by UNESCO on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the Maqam is the classical vocal tradition of Iraq and one of the most refined of the many maqam traditions found throughout the Arab and Muslim world. In Iraq, the term maqam refers to highly-structured, semi-improvised, compositions that take years of disciplined study under a master to learn fully. Often rhythmically free and meditative, they are sung to Classical Arabic and colloquial Iraqi poetry, and are followed by light-hearted, rhythmic songs, known as pestaat.

Amir ElSaffar - Santour, Trumpet and Vocals Dena ElSaffar - Jowza, Violin and Vocals Tim Moore - Percussion and Vocals Lety ElNaggar - Nay

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
October 14, 2012 - New York

Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs. Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Again at 10:30pm.

Concert: New York Solo Debut: Jens Elvekjær - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
October 15, 2012 - New York

One of Scandinavia's leading young pianists and Denmark's first Steinway Artist, Copenhagen-native Jens Elvekjær will make his New York solo debut at Scandinavia House, performing Per Nørgaard's Turn (1973), Maurice Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit (1908), and Franz Schubert's Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 (1828).

CAROL WOODS - 54 Below
October 15, 2012 - New York

At the 2008 Grammy Awards, Carol Woods received a standing ovation for her gripping and unforgettable performance of the Beatles' Let It Be, which she performed that year in Julie Taymor's film, Across the Universe. This Fall, Carol makes her triumphant return to the New York cabaret stage in From Blues to Broadway, an eclectic evening of music that will satisfy your every mood swing. Broadway has embraced Carol in diverse roles ranging from Tituba in The Crucible to Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago, a role she has reprised six times. Other Broadway credits include Big River, Stepping Out, A Little Hotel on the Side, The Goodbye Girl, Follies, and One Mo' Time. In London, she garnered an Olivier Award nomination for her outstanding performance in Blues in the Night, and film audiences remember her from, among others, Sweet and Lowdown and Eddie Murphy's Raw.

October 15, 2012 - New York

Experience the songs of FLASHDANCE- THE MUSICAL before it launches its US National Tour and Broadway premiere. Relive the songs that you know and love from the original smash hit film, like "What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll," and be the first to hear the 16 new songs written exclusively for the musical. Get a sneak peak into the new musical version of this pop culture phenomenon!

Memphis Jazz with George Coleman and Harold Mabern - Peter Jay Sharp Theater/the Juilliard School
October 16, 2012 - New York

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performs original works by Memphis-based jazz masters George Coleman, Harold Mabern, Phineas Newborn, and James Williams

FREE tickets available 10/2

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - Beacon Theater
October 16, 2012 - New York

October 16, 2012 - New York

After 20 years in an industry that has called her everything from avant-garde to a dying breed, what unquestionably remains is a fearsome bassist, a prolific songwriter, and the creativity and curiosity of an authentic musical force. With these elements alone, she has earned critical acclaim (including 10 Grammy nominations), the unfailing respect of fellow players, songwriters, and composers, and the dedication of her diverse, unclassifiable fans.

Wyatt - Bowery Electric
October 16, 2012 - New York

Singer songwriter Maddy Wyatt joins forces with family and friends to present a night of melody and harmony.

October 16, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

CMJ 2012 Kick-off Party! 11 Hours of Live Music from The Outlet Collective - Bowery Electric
October 16, 2012 - New York

The Outlet Collective is kicking off CMJ like the crazy mofos we are. With 11 hours of Live Music, Dancing, & oh ya...Booze.

From 3pm-8pm The Outlet Collective will pack Bowery Electric's brand new Map Room with an all acoustic showcase sponsored by Go Folk Yourself! (Official Media Sponsor)

Performances By: The Next Great American Novelist I Am Love Aly Tadros Heyward Howkins Lisa Jaeggi Matt Simons "Go Folk Yourself Official Media Sponsor Artist" Christine Hoberg

Come 8pm we venture to the Main Stage at Bowery Electric to plug in and Get Freakyy Deakyy till 2am.

Performances By: Wyatt Sami.the.Great Nightmare River Band The Young Things XNY The Phuss Spacecamp



Amateur Night at the Apollo: Top Dog! - Apollo Theater
October 17, 2012 - Harlem

At this special evening of Amateur Night, winners from the beginning of the season square-off at the last Top Dog semi-finals competition. Tonight, only a handful of contestants will move one step closer to the winning title of Super Top Dog and the cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - Beacon Theater
October 17, 2012 - New York

Bauchauer Recital - Paul Hall
October 17, 2012 - New York

Winners of the 2012 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in duo recital FREE concert; no tickets required

JOHNNY WINTER - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 17, 2012 - New York

Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 in what has been called the largest solo artist deal of its time, he immediately laid the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues. Constantly shifting between simple country blues (in the vein of Robert Johnson) to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, Winter has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock. Throughout the '70s and '80s, he was the unofficial torchbearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Opening act: Debbie Davies Band.

Top Of The Rock Observation Deck To Conclude Fall Starlight Music Series With Screaming Broccolli Performance On October 17 - Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center?
October 17, 2012 - New York

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center will conclude its annual Fall Starlight Music Series with a live performance from the popular band Screaming Broccolli.

For 15 years, Screaming Broccolli has energized audiences. Their diverse playlist includes songs from Creed, Bob Marley & Pearl Jam.

Admission to the 2012 Starlight Concert Series is free with admission to Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Wine, champagne & refreshments will be available for purchase.

October 17, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

Barbara Cook 85th Birthday Concert - Carnegie Hall
October 18, 2012 -

Barbara Cook gained fame in musicals like The Music Man and Candide. Over the course of her illustrious career, she has played on the biggest stages all across the globe. This living Broadway legend made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1975 and returns to celebrate her 85th birthday.

DISORDER - The Sounds of JOY DIVISION - BB King Blues Club
October 18, 2012 - NY

Disorder was formed in the back alleys and watering holes of Asbury Park NJ. The band's main objective is to recreate with authenticity the sounds and energy of one of the world's most infamous bands of the late 70s and early 80s.

NEW ORDER - Roseland Ballroom
October 18, 2012 - NY

Liederabend - Paul Hall
October 18, 2012 - New York

Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts

FREE concert; no tickets required

October 18, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

World Orchestra for Peace - The Solti Centennial Concert - Carnegie Hall
October 19, 2012 -

Founded by Sir Georg Solti, the World Orchestra for Peace comprises principals and section players from the various orchestras with which this legendary conductor had an association. On this concert, the orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev, celebrates Solti's centenary with Lady Solti, alumni of the Solti Accademia and Solti Foundation US, and bass Rene Pape.

NEW ORDER - Roseland Ballroom
October 19, 2012 - NY

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - Beacon Theater
October 19, 2012 - New York

Transatlantic Music Project - Paul Hall
October 19, 2012 - New York

Students from the Cologne Academy of Music join Juilliard students for a chamber music collaboration

FREE tickets available 10/5

MICKY DOLENZ - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 19, 2012 - New York

After selling more than 65 million records worldwide as the star of The Monkees TV show, Micky Dolenz has continued to make his mark in other areas of the entertainment business, through his varied career as an actor, director, writer, producer, and performer. Born in Los Angeles in 1948, he first established himself as a performer at age 10 when, under the stage name Micky Braddock, he starred in his first TV series, Circus Boy, which aired on NBC from 1956-1958. He guest-starred on a number of television shows as a teen before auditioning for The Monkees in 1965. Dolenz was one of four actors chosen out of 400 applicants, along with the late great Davy Jones.

Music & Musica at BEA - Joao Kouyoumdjian - BEA
October 19, 2012 - New York

João Kouyoumdjian is a young classical guitar virtuoso and has developed an international career since 2006. At BEA Mr. Kouyoumdjian will present an eclectic repertory written or arranged for solo guitar by Brazilian composers. Kouyoumdjian explores and pushes the instrument sonority and at the same time deals with an exemplar and traditional technique. The program will include works by Marco Pereira, Villa-Lobos, Tom Jobim, Raimundo Penaforte, Ricardo Calderoni, Garoto (Annibal Augusto Sardinha), among others.

October 19, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

October 19, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

2nd Annual “We’ve Got Rhythms” Celebration of Brooklyn’s Cultures - Brooklyn Heights Public Library
October 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble celebrates the melodic & rhythmic commonalities among Jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian & Judaic musical cultures in “We’ve Got Rhythms” — an audience interactive concert of their unique brand of entrancing world music and infectious danceable rhythms. The program will feature both musical performance and presentation about the music: a message of history and community.

This ensemble of first-rate musicians includes: Bandleader/Keyboardist Eugene Marlow, five-time Grammy nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria, the melodically expressive saxophonist Michael Hashim, virtuoso percussionist Oba Allende & electrifying bassist Frank Wagner. More @

JONNY LANG - BB King Blues Club
October 20, 2012 - NY

The Grammy winning, former prodigy instrumentalist, who topped the Billboard New Artist chart with his first album at age 15, stands now as a mature creative force, made more sensitive yet also toughened by life's adventures. He's learned what it means to rise above hard times and to find meaning where chaos seemed to rule. His new CD, "Turn Around" proves that, unlike many one-time wunderkind performers, Jonny Lang has grown to exceed the expectations that heralded his ascendance. Produced by Ron Fair (Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Counting Crows), energized through collaboration with songwriter/performers Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders, anchored and elevated by former Prince NPG rhythm dynamo Michael Bland, Turn Around is Lang's fifth album - but it's also the first of what will become his most moving and enduring works.

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH - Beacon Theater
October 20, 2012 - New York

October 20, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

October 20, 2012 - New York

Sherie Rene Scott premieres her new work, Piece Of Meat, at 54Below. Ms Scott makes a rare, intimate appearance, exploring her singular story telling and musical abilities in this exclusive two week engagement.

Gaida's Qunitet: There Will be Singing - Alwan for the Arts
October 20, 2012 - New York

Syrian singer-songwriter, Gaida, along with world class musicians, ‘oudist, Zafer Tawil, pianist George Dulin, bassist Jennifer Vincent and percussionist Tony Divido – coming from Venezuela specifically for this concert – will perform entrancing and innovative interpretations of Syrian folk songs, and original compositions and free-style improvisations over Arab and Latin grooves. Various styles in Gaida’s music flow together organically, tied together by her "depth of soul and evocative and expressive voice," which transcends genres and drives directly into the listener's heart.

Gaida and her band will present the first concert of their new series, "There Will Be Singing," about hopes, about the souls and hearts that dream of the light, about their resilience and bravery, their beautiful eyes, voices, and love stories, about their longings and regrets, about their mother's hands that they kiss every morning, about their rivers and apricot trees, there will be singing about their Eden of Jasmine – their Syria”

White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 18, 2012 -

This festival's focus is music's unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning musical traditions, genres and disciplines the festival will feature 27 performances and events and will take place in nine venues, on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Returning also are the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet and talk. Highlights include: U.S. premiere of Rian, performed by Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre; Virtuoso Wang Li plays jaw harps and calabash flute; N.Y. premiere of choreographer Akram Khan's Vertical Road; Cameron Carpenter plays Bach on the Alice Tully Hall organ; Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, arranged for chamber orchestra, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, and performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, members of the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and tenor Russell Thomas; Cosmic Pulses, all-Stockhausen program, performed by percussionist Stuart Gerber and sound projectionist Joe Drew; U.S. debut of the Latvian Radio Choir; Mary Chapin Carpenter sings from her new album, Ashes and Roses; Heiner Goebbels' music/theater work I went to the house but did not enter featuring the Hilliard Ensemble; Esa-Pekka Salonen leads Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 9.


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