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October 16, 2010 - 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.

Vicente Fernandez - Madison Square Garden
October 16, 2010 -

Vicente Fernandez returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 16 with very special guest Paquita La Del Barrio. Known as "El Rey de la Cancion Mexicana" in his native Mexico, Vicente Fernandez is considered one of the best legends in the history of Mexican music. He was born on February 17, 1940, and raised in the town of Huentitan del Alto in Jalisco, Mexico. He received his start when he won a singing contest in Guadalajara; he and his ranchera music have become most popular in Latin America and in Spain. In 1995, his tribute to Mexico's beloved trio, Los Panchos, "Recordando A Los Panchos," earned him considerable acclaim. It is easy to understand his appeal, given the rich, lush romance of his music and his harking back to his Mexican Heritage. Paquita La Del Barrio (born Francisca Viveros Barradas) became a celebrity after she decided to move from her native Veracruz to Mexico City in 1970. Her live performance, mainly based on feminist songs with lyrics that are aggressive toward macho attitudes, seduced followers from all around the country. Even when her first records didn't achieve a top-selling status, Paquita La Del Barrio became one of the most interesting local personalities.

Air Supply - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 16, 2010 -

With their heavily orchestrated, sweet ballads, the Australian soft rock group Air Supply became a staple of early-'80s radio, scoring a string of seven straight Top Five singles. Air Supply, for most intents and purposes, was the duo of vocalists Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell; other members came through the group over the years, yet they only functioned as backing musicians and added little to the group's sound.

Lost in Love, their debut, was a major success in the U.S., selling over two million copies and spawning the hit singles "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," and "Every Woman in the World." The following year they released their second album, The One That You Love. The title track became their only number one hit and it also featured two other Top Ten hits, "Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)" and "Sweet Dreams." With their third album, 1982's Now and Forever, their popularity dipped slightly — it only had one Top Ten hit, "Even the Nights Are Better," and the other two singles, "Young Love" and "Two Less Lonely People in the World," scraped the bottom of the Top 40. Air Supply released a Greatest Hits collection in 1983, featuring a new single, "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." The single spent two weeks at number two while the album peaked at number seven and eventually sold over four million copies.

MAC Award-Winning Vocal Group MARQUEE FIVE Returns with '8-Track Throwback'! - Don't Tell Mama
Through October 16, 2010 -

MAC Award-Winning Vocal Group MARQUEE FIVE Returns with "8-Track Throwback"! Following a MAC Award-winning run of their debut act, “We Can Make It: The Songs Of Kander & Ebb”, Marquee Five brings a brand new show to the Don’t Tell Mama stage for five performances!

“8-Track Throwback” pays tribute to the singer/songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s with all new arrangements by Adam West Hemming. Featuring your favorites from Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Leonard Cohen and more, “8-Track Throwback” is a re-imagined and joyous celebration of the music that takes you back.

Directed by: Joseph Ward

Musical Direction: Adam West Hemming

Piano: Mark Janas Bass: Matt Scharfglass Guitarists: John Benthal (9/16 & 10/16) and Tony Romano (9/23, 9/25 & 10/2).

Produced by: Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin

Thursday September 16th, @ 8:30pm Thursday September 23rd @ 8:30pm Saturday September 25th @ 4:30pm Saturday October 2nd @ 6pm Saturday October 16th @ 6pm $20 cover ($15 MAC and all Actor’s Union members), 2-drink minimum, CASH ONLY Approximate running time: 60 mins

Don't Tell Mama 343 W. 46th Street (between 8th/9th Ave, near the 42nd St and 50th St ACE Subway stations) Call for reservations: (212) 757-0788

About Marquee Five Marquee Five’s debut show, “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb,” garnered them a 2010 MAC Award for best Vocal Duo/Group. Tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and an actor’s sensibility characterize this collaboration of singers Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, and Julie Reyburn. In the vein of The Manhattan Transfer, Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair to New York’s cabaret world with exciting five-part arrangements running the gamut of the Broadway canon and beyond.

More info/downloads: www.MarqueeFive.com www.facebook.com/MarqueeFive Download our Press Release: http://ow.ly/2onZW

Tomato's House Of Rock (THOR) presents... International House of Metal - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 17, 2010 -

The NYC area's best young metal musicians have found a home at a Rock Music collective called Tomato's House Of Rock (THOR), and will come together at BB Kings on Rocktober 17th to pay tribute to the heaviest of music from around the globe. Ranging from age 11-17, the 25 performers will play gems from every country that has produced a metal band (even France and Iraq!), and will also pay tribute to the US's own Big Four! THOR, located in midtown Manhattan and run by Chris "Tomato" Harfenist from the cult-alternative band Sound Of Urchin, is for talented young people who want professional, real-life experiences in the music world. THOR's focus is on growing members' individual creative path, turning it up, and tearing the roof off with it.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through October 17, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Salsa in Jamaica! - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Through October 17, 2010 -

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Salsa in Jamaica! Latin Dance Party * Live DJ Saturday, October 16, 2010 – 8pm – 1am

Salsa, Meringue, Bachata & more! DJ Oscar de la Paz mixing the sounds. Dinner * Dancing * Cash Bar

Tickets* In advance: Individual - $35 Table of 10 - $315 (A $35 saving!) *(includes dinner and reserved seating)

At the door: $40

Jamaica Performing Arts Center Box Office: 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432 718-618-6170 Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm; 1:30pm – 5:00pm

For more information visit www.jamaica-performingartscenter.org

'Forever Ray' - A Musical Tribute to Ray Charles - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 18, 2010 -

Whitley and the Hard Times Band perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which include a wonderful blend of musical styles which range from Jazz and Blues, to Country and R&B.

The band features a stellar line-up of musicians whose performing credits include:

Ben E. King, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, George Clinton, Prince, Liza Minnelli, Jimmy Vivino, Rod Stewart, Celia Cruz, Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, The O'Jays, Donna Summers, Temptations, Four Tops, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Hampton + Vocalist Angela Workman was a Raelette in Ray Charles' band.

From country to blues to jazz to R&B and even funk, Ray Charles set the aesthetic standard for more than five decades, earning plaudits across the globe and setting standards that his legion of fans, in and out of the entertainment industry, aspire to.

More often than not he wasn't called by his name - or even his longtime nickname "Brother Ray"---his is simply "The Genius."

Few artists can claim to have had such a wide ranging impact on the music we love, and even fewer have altered the course of so many musical streams - from his soul-jazz combos to his crucial R&B bands, to his landmark country music recordings, "Modern Sounds in Country Music." Only modesty kept him from saying the obvious - that his name sits at the top of the soul singers list.

African Children's Choir 2010 New York Gala and Concert - THE BOX
October 18, 2010 -

On Monday, October 18th, 2010, Emmy nominee Connie Britton and Entourage's Carla Gugino will host the internationally acclaimed AFRICAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR as they perform at their annual New York City fundraising gala. Broadway stars joining them include*: Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden); Stephanie Block (9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Wicked, The Boy From Oz); Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5, Wicked, The Producers, Swinging on a Star); Andy Karl (Legally Blonde, Wicked, 9 to 5, Saturday Night Fever); Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwins' Fascinating Footloose); Rhett George (Memphis, The Little Mermaid, Sweet Charity, Wicked, Aida); J. Bernard Calloway (Memphis); and Nikki Renee Daniels (Promises, Promises, Les Misérables, Lestat, The Look of Love, Nine, Aida). *All performers are subject to change. The Music Director for the night is Mary Mitchell Campbell, Cy Coleman's protégé and currently the Music Director for The Addams Family on Broadway. This extraordinary evening, featuring world-class performances, a live auction, a raffle, and special appearances by former choir children, will help to raise funds for The African Children's Choir. Event details: When: Monday, October 18th, 2010; 7:00-10:30pm (Cocktails and hor d'oeuvres 7-8pm, show starts at 8pm). Where: THE BOX, 189 Chrystie St., New York City. Event Page: africanchildrenschoir.com/nygala/. Tickets: africanchildrenschoir.com/nygala/tickets.php

The Carl Palmer Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 19, 2010 -

Percussionist Carl Palmer is a founding member of prog-rockers Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia will tour with his newly formed power trio, The Carl Palmer Band. The band's all-instrumental tour, billed as "Carl Palmer Celebrates the Music of ELP," will concentrate on the instrumental music he helped create with ELP, which broke up in 1980. Among the songs Palmer is expected to feature in the show are "Tarkus," "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Hoedown."

Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music's most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll's greatest drummers.

Phoenix - Madison Square Garden
October 20, 2010 -

Phoenix will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, October 20 with special guest Dirty Projectors. The French group Phoenix draw elements from their eclectic '80s upbringing to arrive at a satisfying synthesis of rock and synthesizers. Vocalist Thomas Mars, bassist Deck d'Arcy, and guitarist Christian Mazzalai were a garage band based out of Mars' house in the suburbs of Paris. Mazzalai's older brother Branco joined the band on guitar when his band Darlin' disbanded in 1995. United, the group's debut album, appeared in 2000 on Astralwerks and was recorded over two months. The album featured guest appearances from friends and family, including Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), Philippe Zdar (Cassius), and d'Arcy's mother's choral society on the track "Funky Squaredance." From that point, they issued Alphabetical (2004), It's Never Been Like That (2006), and their mainstream breakthrough, the critically adored Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009). Phoenix's latest album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix won a Grammy® for Best Alternative Music Album.

Incognito - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 20, 2010 -

The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last 31 years. Look at the recent history of soulful UK artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow the list to those that have created a uniquely British sound and that have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms and the list becomes short. Dues, then, to Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick and Incognito, formed in 1979 and celebrating 31 years of positive vibes and undiluted jazz funk in 2010.

31 years on, the Bluey and Incognito story remains a one-off and a uniquely Great British adventure. From Top Ten hits to producing and arranging for Chaka Khan, Anastacia, Lulu, Philip Bailey and George Benson, Bluey Maunick can take his place among the greats of global soul. Its a wonderful time for music. Bluey quotes; We are entertainers, teachers, healers, we are lucky to have this labour of love and to be living the dream.

What Happened to Bill Viola? - Ars Nova Theater
October 20, 2010 -

Guerilla video, emotional ballad and mind-blowingly groundbreaking performance art converge to ask THE ONLY QUESTION THAT MUST BE ANSWERED. Violet Foster's personal look at obsession: a tour-de-force inquiry into the life of Bill Viola.

Performed by Crystal Finn, Jane Lee, Josh Saureman

X: THC Live Music + Film Multimedia Experience at CMJ - Bowery Poetry club
October 20, 2010 -

The innovative music group, X: THC has confirmed an exclusive CMJ Music Marathon performance of the live music and film multimedia experience, X: The Human Condition at The Bowery Poetry Club, NYC on Wednesday, October 20 at 8:00 pm.

The band's hauntingly mysterious live performance is accompanied by X: THC's original film, X: The Human Condition, whose wistful and phantasmagorical imagery creates an inspiring and unforgettable experience. Citing Tim Burton, Michel Gondry, Darren Aronofsky, Jean Cocteau, and The Brothers Grimm as major influences, X: THC’s visual companion to the performance is a surrealistic, psychological trip inside the human subconscious.

Musically, X: THC combines chilled, shattered beats, soulful vibery, and edgy indie rock songwriting to create a lush, ambient soundscape. The songs conjure shades of new wave, electronica, and post-punk —yet they weave a seductive, hypnotic sound all their own. Just released several months ago, X: THC's music can be heard onboard Continental Airlines, Aircalin Airlines, on worldwide online radio, and over 100 terrestrial college radio stations nationwide.

Michael Nova, who created X: The Human Condition, has released X: The Human Condition, with a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) aesthetic that persevered after over a decade of, at times, seemingly insurmountable challenges. During production, Michael lost his vision, but experienced a miraculous recovery, which in turn drove him to complete X: The Human Condition. Now he brings the work to the world, to inspire others to make a positive change as he did, and make a difference.

All of X: THC's profits from album sales from this performance will be donated to The Jed Foundation (www.halfofus.com) and AFSP (www.afsp.org).

“X: The Human Condition is an emotionally cataclysmic event that will resonate in your subconscious...” - UnratedNYC Magazine

“An amazing album… may build on many of the stepping stones of the past, but is definitely an album and concept that treads towards the future, and new possibilities in ways that many artists have not even started to consider.“ - SlowDiveMusic Blog

"X: The Human Condition is something entirely different and unique. It is more than just an album. It is an audio-visual assault on your senses."- The Scene, AU

EVENT DETAILS X: The Human Condition, The Live Music and Film Multimedia Experience Wednesday, October 20 at 8:00 pm. 308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker St.), New York, NY $10 Admission (free with CMJ badge) http://www.bowerypoetry.com/ http://www.x-thc.com/ Ticket Info: $10

Visual Arts and Jazzfest 2010 - Dorsey's Art Gallery, Blue Gem/Dr. English Building (Paul Robeson Theater Annex), Con Edison Gallery Lobby, Citibank Financial Center @ 144th St., Harlem Branch Library
Through October 21, 2010 -

A two and a half month long exhibition dedicated to jazz music, presented in over five venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn (Dorsey's Art Gallery, Blue Gem/Dr. English Building (The Paul Robeson Annex), Citibank Financial Center @ 144th St, Con Edison Lobby Gallery, Harlem Branch Library), including gallery talks, music/live art performances, panel discussions, an art/mural workshop at the Harlem Branch Library, gallery receptions, and an online art auction to benefit the Harlem Relay for Life Cancer Walk (Creating a Cure Team). Gwendolyn Black, Founder/Producer. Sponsored by K&R Realty Management, Go No Fee and supported by Citibank Financial Center @ 144th St. and the New York Public Library.

Rags Parkland - Ars Nova Theater
October 21, 2010 -

Folk singer-songwriter Rags Parkland performs songs about androids, apocalypse, and love in the year 2250, weaving captivating tales of his time as an interstellar stowaway, a constructed-organ smuggler, and a convict on Mars.

Created and Performed by Amy Albert; Original Music by Cody Owen Stine; Directed by Peter Michael Marino

Young Visions, Young Voices: Juilliard @ The Korea Society - The Korea Society
October 21, 2010 -

Join The Korea Society in welcoming gifted young musicians from the famed Juilliard School.

Performed by the finest and most promising musicians from the Juilliard School, The Young Visions, Young Voices series offers a fresh approach to classical music. Brian Bak(violin) launches the series with an solo violin concert. Bak, a recipient of the C.V. Starr scholarship and the Samsung scholarship award, is currently studying with Professor Hyo Kang. Bak has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Tampa Bay Symphony, the Central Florida Philharmonic, the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Boca Raton Symphony, the Florida Young Artists Orchestra, and the Sewanee Festival Orchestra.

Bak’s solo evening performance will include Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Ysaye’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27, and Paganini’s Caprice No. 24.

Hang Set: Jazz Meets Clave - Rose Theater
October 22, 2010 -

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Guantanamera Restaurant presents Jazz Meets Clave as the first of 3 concerts in our Hang Set. October 22 at 8 pm in Rose Theater. Visit jalc.org for tickets and more information.

Massive Attack - Thievery Corporation - Beacon Theatre
Through October 22, 2010 -

Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22. These shows will begin promptly at 9:00PM. Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C.-based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza, Eric Hilton, and their supporting artists. Their infectious live show features 15 musicians and a carousel of performers unlike any other live band playing today. They recently announced the release of It Takes A Thief, the band's first 'best of' album, coming out on September 21st through their own label, ESL Music. Massive Attack, one of the UK's most iconic acts, released their fifth studio album Heligoland in February this year to huge critical acclaim. The Bristol collective have sold in excess of 10 million records to date. Its core members are Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall but they enlist different collaborators for each album. Heligoland features Guy Garvey from Elbow, Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), reggae veteran and long time collaborator Horace Andy, Tunde Adebimpe from TV on the Radio and Martina Topley Bird who featured on fellow Bristolian Tricky's debut album Maxinquaye.

Machete Music Tour 2010 - Theater at Madison Square Garden
October 22, 2010 -

Celebrating their 5th anniversary, Machete Music - leader in Latin Urban music - will bring some of their top artists to The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 22 for the Machete Music Tour 2010. The lineup will feature: Tego Calderon, Ivy Queen, Jowell Y Randy, Chino Y Nacho, Angel Y Khris, Cosculleula, and Flex, plus special guest appearances.*

Raul Malo - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 22, 2010 -

Raul Malo's glorious voice has been rapturously described by The New York Times as "exceptional" and The Wall Street Journal as "exquisite." Its crystal purity is simply unmatched by any other singer's today.

And a voice like his deserves a loving, sturdy melody to wrap itself around. Although completely contemporary, the music on Lucky One recalls the great tunes of the 50s, 60s and 70s, made famous by Malo's musical heroes like Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

The songs on his Fantasy Records debut range from the silly to the sublime, by Malo's own design, and draw on his deep love of country, rock, jazz and Latin music. 'Moonlight Kisses' features a playful male chorus and a snazzy tuba (!!), while songs such as 'One More Angel' and 'Rosalie' take on gut wrenching loss of life.

In an often coarse world, Malo wants to inject a little class: "As a culture, we've lost our poetry, we've lost our nuance. There's nothing subtle or implied about anything, he says. Equally, he wants to mark a return to melody: I've always listened to melody first and, then, if the lyric is equal to the melody, that's a great song, Malo says. Listen to 'Tracks of My Tears,' 'My Girl,' any Stevie Wonder song . . . I don't hear instantly recognizable melodies anymore. I'm a singer. There's not too many singers out there, that's why I still hold on to melodies."

Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 22, 2010 -

Killah comes from the multi-platinum artist conglomerate that is the Wu-Tang Clan. Since the Wu-Tang's inception and collective debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang, Ghostface Killah has developed a massive following through his participation in subsequent Wu-Tang members' solo projects, including Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return To The 36 Chambers, Genius/GZA's Liquid Swords and most prominently on Chef Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.

Stir Fry - Ars Nova Theater
October 22, 2010 -

Headed by Musical mastermind Stefan Weiner, Stir Fry is a new Brooklyn band concocted from the freshest ingredients, including (but not limited to!): mandolin, omnichord, piano, autoharp, singing saw and good old-fashioned guitar.

Performed by Stefan Weiner and Stir Fry

Brooklyn Omnibus - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 23, 2010 -

Stew, the Tony Award-winning creator and star of Broadway's Passing Strange, comes to BAM with a song cycle about the multicultural urban oasis and laboratory that is Brooklyn. With a rapper's ear for witty wordplay, a swaggering guitar, and vocal prowess to match, Stew, along with his band The Negro Problem and co-composer Heidi Rodewald, brings a raw, unvarnished lyricism to the diverse histories, personalities, street corners, and shops that give Brooklyn its palpable sense of place. Meditative lyrics, tinged with irreverence and vulnerability, perfectly capture the ambivalent identities of the borough in this rocking paean to the County of Kings.

The Foreign Exchange - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 23, 2010 -

Consisting of singer/songwriter Phonte and producer Nicolay, The Foreign Exchange came together via the online hip-hop community Okayplayer.com in 2002. After trading files through Instant Messenger for over a year, Nicolay and Phonte completed their debut album before they ever met each other in person. The album, "Connected," was released in 2004 to positive reviews, and was praised by legendary DJ's such as Jazzy Jeff, King Britt, and DJ Spinna for its inventive mix of hip-hop, R&B, and electronica.

Late Night with LB - New York City Opera Company
October 23, 2010 -

Leonard Bernstein loved to entertain guests in his home late into the night, dazzling them with his charismatic performances of a wide range of musical styles. Join us for a rare recital of Bernstein's most personal music in the intimate cabaret setting of the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

Musical Performance: Youssef Kassab feat. Zikrayat - Alwan for the Arts
October 23, 2010 -

Youssef Kassab, Vocals with

ZIKRAYAT

Sami Abu Shumays, Violin Tareq Abboushi, Buzuq Bridget Robbins, Nay Apostolos Sideris, Double Bass Johnny Farraj, Riqq Returning to Alwan after a two-year absence, esteemed vocal master Youssef Kassab, accompanied by Zikrayat, will again delight our audience with decades of artistic excellence in the vast repertoire of the lyric Tarab (classical Arab) tradition.

Tickets: $20 available at the door or online here. (A surcharge applies; use printout as your ticket) $15 for students (with valid I.D.) and seniors available at the door only.

Salon Series - Apollo Theater
Through October 30, 2010 -

Running Oct. 8th through Oct. 30th, 2010, the Apollo Theater's latest edition in their Salon Series, an innovative series featuring new works by emerging and established artists. New works-in-progress scheduled for the intimate Apollo Theater Soundstage include (visit website to purchase tickets): Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th at 7:30pm - Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber - Burnt Sugar Freaks the James Brown Songbook (An Opera in Progress). Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th at 7:30pm - Gordon Voidwell - Who Killed Andy Warhol?/Who Shot Biggie Smalls? Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30pm - Helga Davis - Mephisto's Song. Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th at 7:30pm - William D. Caballero - Speak! So the World Will Listen: Uganda. The 2010 Apollo Salon Series is made possible, in part, by generous support from MetLife Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts. The Apollo's annual programming is made possible by lead support from: The Coca-Cola Company, the Edward and Leslye Phillips Family Foundation, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bloomberg, and the Neuberger Berman Foundation.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 23, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Tony Middleton - Sunday Jazz Brunch - The Garden Café at The Kitano New York Hotel
Through December 31, 2010 -

The legendary Tony Middleton launched The Garden Café’s Sunday Jazz brunch on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joining Mr. Middleton will be a rotating trio of some of Jazz music’s most prominent musicians.

Mr. Middleton will perform every Sunday at the Garden Café located on East 38th Street off Park Avenue at the Kitano New York Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m. An extensive brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available along with cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer. Cocktails are limited to Bloody Mary, Mimosa and the special Aperol Spritz made with the Italian aperitif Aperol and Spanish Cava, a sparkling wine. The price of the buffet is $29.00 per person, plus 8.875% tax and includes one cocktail per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Garden Café directly at (212) 885-7123.

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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