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October 8, 2011 - 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.

Through October 08, 2011 - New York

Joel Thomas Zimmerman (born January 5, 1981), better known by his stage name deadmau5 (pronounced "dead mouse"), is a Canadian progressive, electro, and house producer based in Toronto. His tracks have been included in compilation albums such as In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza, MixMag's Tech-Trance-Electro-Madness (mixed by deadmau5 himself), and on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance radio show. His debut album, Get Scraped, was released in 2006, followed by others in the next few years. As well as his own solo releases, deadmau5 has worked alongside numerous other DJs and producers, such as Kaskade, MC Flipside, Rob Swire of Pendulum, Skrillex, and Steve Duda under the BSOD alias. He is known for often performing in a titular costume head, which resembles a mouse head, that he originally created while learning to use a 3D program.

Roseland Ballroom - Great concert space, and host to dirverse acts ranging from Paul Okenfold to De La Soul to George Clinton. An enormous dance floor, a 700-seat restaurant and three bars await younger rock fans and older ballroom dance aficionados alike. Though it's only open two days a week -- for recorded music on Thursdays and one or two bands on Sundays -- it remains a NY favorite. Other concerts take place during the week, and dance parties may be canceled due to bookings, so call ahead.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
October 08, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
October 08, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 08, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

The Aggrolites - Highline Ballroom
October 08, 2011 -

The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner - one created with their own hands. This banner reads, "Dirty Reggae," and represents their signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven magnificent years, this dirty reggae bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in The Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves demand a return trip.

Out of the Los Angeles school of hard knocks, The Aggrolites have earned a PhD in "feel good music." On the road they educate with the thunder and punch of the reggae drums and bass, the ripping, soulful melodies of the organ and guitars, and Jesse Wagner's voice - a gift from the heavens, a perfectly intact gift from Otis, Sam, Ray and Wilson.

Early 2011 will see the release of their 5th full-length collection "Rugged Road" from Young Cub Records. The sessions will be released as a series of vinyl and digital singles, as well as a compilation. The recordings took place at Young Cub Records' studio headquarters in Boston, MA. Of the sessions, Roffredo says the band wanted to "lay down these new rhythms on reel to reel tape, playing all together in one room."

The Aggrolites have a specific way of making music. They don't over think it, they don't obsess over pop culture demands, they walk onto a stage or into a recording studio and let "it" happen - a culmination of inspiration - from the road, from playing alongside legends, and from the energy and motivation of their die hard fans.

The Aggrolites are Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Roger Rivas (organ), Jeff Roffredo (bass) and Alex Mckenzie (Drums).

They have four other full-length albums to their credit -- Dirty Reggae (Axe, 2003), The Aggrolites (Hellcat, 2006) and Reggae Hit L.A. (Hellcat, 2007) and IV (Hellcat, 2009). "A glorious, surprising treat. Ideal for your next soul shakedown party," raved Peter Relic from Rolling Stone. In 2007, the band also collaborated with Rancid front-man Tim Armstrong on his solo A Poet's Life (Hellcat 2007) CD/DVD release.

The Aggrolites have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Rancid, Flogging Molly, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dropkick Murphys, Against Me!, Gogol Bordello and Rebelution. They have graced the stages at such notable events as Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, Coachella, Fuji Rock in Japan, West Coast Riot, Open Air St. Gallen, Pohoda Festival, Rebellion Festival, Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Couvre Feu Festival, among numerous others around the world.

Apollo Music Cafe: Fredericks Brown & Suga Bush - Apollo Theater
October 08, 2011 - New York

The Apollo Music Café is Harlem's new night spot where music genres from the Apollo's heritage – R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock – are transformed by cutting-edge artists in a stylized lounge space.

A soulful evening informed by the Black Rock divas who blazed a sultry and fiery trail. New Zealand's Fredericks Brown fuses Deva (daughter of Taj) Mahal's rich soul and blues roots and Steph Brown's organic Pacific sound with back-up by Michael Taylor. Suga Bush offers a funky, rock-tinged, neo-soul experience born in the streets of Philadelphia. Curated by Monique Martin.

October 08, 2011 - New York

Saturday October 8 Pacha NYC presents...


Longtime Pacha favorite and honorary New Jersey resident DJ Vibe brings the sounds of a paradise called Portugal directly to our dancefloor. One of the first producers to match the crackling drums of tribal with the moaning synths of progressive, he’s as innovative as he is room-rocking.

$10 ADMISSION BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list:


Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St.

Mariinsky Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 09, 2011 -

Tchaikovsky rarely used folk music in his own work, but his Second Symphony is a noted exception. Its finale includes "The Crane," which the composer found in a then-new book of Ukrainian folk songs. Valery Gergiev and his Mariinsky Orchestra continue their Tchaikovsky focus with this symphony, along with the composer's fifth.

Nayibe La Gitana - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 09, 2011 -

From Cali, Colombia singer Nayibe La Gitana is joined by great musicians performing Latin jazz and the hot rhythms of salsa.

Dreams Come True - Highline Ballroom
October 09, 2011 -

Dreams Come True is the musical manifestation of class, style, and grace; of limitless melodic creativity and true vocal power; of unyielding vision and unsurpassed evolution. Simply put, Dreams Come True is one of the finest bands on the face of the earth. And you should get to know them better.

Founded in 1988, Dreams Come True's core features Nakamura Masato, the arranger, producer, bassist & overall mastermind, Yoshida Miwa, lead vocalist, songwriter & energetic and inspiring frontwoman, and Nishikawa Takahiro, keyboardist, manipulation and sound designer. Lovingly referred to as DCT and dorikamu by their fans, the mixture of Masa's powerful arrangements and Miwa's vibrantly cultured voice has been providing fans all around the world with Joy for many years.

Dreams Come True presents music which is a pleasure to the ear, the mind, and the soul. Never being content with one style, they compose songs with genre influences from Pop, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Disco, Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Latin, and even Classical; Many styles, as varied as their own musical influences, provide their music with a rich base to form their own unique Dreams Come True style.

One of the most popular and influential Japanese bands of all time, Dreams Come True wants to share their unique sound and vision with American and European audiences as well. With that goal in mind, they've been recording in English, in addition to Japanese, for years now. They have three full English albums and two of their English singles have even made it to #1 on the Japanese charts.

Dreams Come True is known for setting standards on the sales front as well. With over 30 million in album sales and 15 million in singles sales, DCT is one of the best selling Japanese artists of all time. Some of their albums are among Japan's all time best selling albums, and their best seller, The Swinging Star, was the first album in Japanese history to sell more than 3 million copies.

Their record on the Oricon charts (Japanese equivalent of Billboard) speaks for itself: 24 Top Five singles, 10 of which reached #1, as well as 11 #1 albums, including 2006's The Love Rocks. Dreams Come True albums have also been a staple of the Oricon charts, accumulating close to 19 years worth of time during the group's long history. Their second album, Love Goes On..., spent over 4 years on the charts. Dreams Come True also shines during their live concerts, creating powerful and elaborate performances, and selling out venues as large as 60,000 all over Japan. They've even built their own venues to create truly unique stage designs, so they can give everyone in the audience a chance to have a front row seat. Dreams Come True live is absolutely something that should not be missed, and even non-fans admit that they are one of the best live shows in the business.

After 15 years, Dreams Come True continues to move on strong, constantly evolving and making their music more and more richer, inventive, and powerful. They've been a noticeable influence to many of the new Japanese music stars and will surely be of great influence for many years to come.

Dreams Come True has provided much Joy to its many fans around the world.

Musical Performance: Youssef Kassab and Zikrayat pay tribute to Mohamed Abdel-Wahhab - Alwan for the Arts
Through October 09, 2011 - New York

Mohamed Abdel-Wahhab was one of the most influential singers and composers in Egypt and the Arab world in the 20th century. He was both a master of the traditional Tarab style, and an innovator who fused Arabic music with Jazz, Western Classical, and Latin music, experimenting with new instruments and techniques. He not only composed for himself, but wrote many songs for nearly every other singer in Egypt in the mid 20th century, including Umm Kulthum, Warda, Abdel-halim Hafez, Fayza Ahmed, Layla Murad, Sabah, and many others, creating a legacy that is one of the major pillars of the Arabic music tradition today. Youssef Kassab and Zikrayat pay tribute to this great master with a concert exclusively featuring songs composed and sung by Mohamed Abdel-Wahhab, and instrumental pieces composed by him.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
October 10, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Mariinsky Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 10, 2011 -

Of Tchaikovsky's symphonies, the third best encapsulates all that made his ballet music so special. Balanchine used it in his famous ballet Jewels, and Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra present it here on a program that also includes the symphony that Tchaikovsky considered to be his best.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 11, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

The Steve Miller Band - Beacon Theatre
October 11, 2011 - New York

One of rock music's all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. His hit-making prowess landed him on the top of the charts with songs like Fly Like An Eagle, Rock 'N Me, The Joker, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, Swingtown, Take The Money And Run and Abracadabra. Besides those credentials, Steve Miller's status as a legendary figure in rock music has found him in the company of some of music's greatest artists, beginning with boyhood associations with Les Paul, Tal Farlow, T-Bone Walker, and Boz Scaggs. Later, as he worked to make his mark as a guitarist, he rubbed elbows and shared stages with preeminent figures like Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Electric Flag, Glyn Johns, Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney. Always moving forward, he follows up last year's album, Bingo!, with a new record entitled Let Your Hair Down on April 19. His trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio and one of the centerpiece attractions of the summer rock concert season. Some people call him Maurice, the Midnight Toker or the Space Cowboy. He is the Gangster of Love.

The Bach Sonatas for Violin and Piano - New York Philharmonic
October 11, 2011 -

Hit Week Presents Subsonica Casino Royale & special guest - Highline Ballroom
October 11, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages

Subsonica were formed in Turin in 1996 by underground producer and Africa Unite guitarist Max Casacci and singer Samuel Romano, who soon also enroll keyboardist and long time friend Boosta, together with Ninja and Pierfunk to complete (on drums and bass respectively) a straight forward and top notch rhythm section, for what is immediately nicknamed "an unidentified musical object".

The eponymous debut album comes in '97, shortly followed by a stunning performance, opening for U2, on the MTV Day main stage. The album includes the collaboration with iconic pop singer Antonella Ruggiero: the cover version of her "Per Un'Ora D'Amore" becomes a radio hit, and paves the way for the album, which sells over 200k copies.

The follow up album comes in 1999: for "Microchip Emozionale" (winner of the Italian Music Award), Vicio becomes the band's new bass player. The buzz around Subsonica is huge, but still most "official media" seem not to care about the band. Until they decide, surprisingly, to compete at the following year's Sanremo Festival with an explicit and uncompromising track, "Tutti i miei sbagli", in which they mix house-beats with furious electric guitars. Subsonica are now definitely on the map both for the critics and the more mainstream audience. Thus they can go back to touring, just in time to gain the award for "Best Italian Act" at the MTV EMA's. With their third, called "Amorematico" (January 2002), the band explore new sounds, sometimes anticipating future international trends. It sells over 100k, and they play in front of over 350k people during the following tour dates. They then decide to release a live album ("Controllo del livello di rombo", 2003), and again secure the best Italian band award for MTV.

With more explorations and new horizons in mind, the 2005 studio album "Terrestre" is more rock and electric. It immediately tops the Italian album charts, and sells over 110k in the first month after the release. The attention it ignites is huge, and it's followed shortly by a live dvd and double cd, including some unreleased acoustic tracks.

"L'Eclissi", fifth studio album, hits the shelves on Nov 23rd 2007. The following tour sells out at all main Italian cities, as well as in Bruxelles and London. The video for "Quattrodieci" opens the 4th season of Lost on Fox Italy.

Subsonica then decide to remaster and retouch the highlights and gems of their catalogue: the collection "Nel vuoto per mano" is released on Oct 2008, to document the band's first 12 years, with a new unreleased track, "Il vento" On April 22nd 2009, Subsonica represent Italian music at the World Earth Day concert in Rome. Since January 2010 the band is behind all music breaks and jingles of national FM radio RadioRai2. In Summer 2010 Subsonica are one of the few Italian bands to be guest on Sziget Festival Main Stage.

On March 8th 2011 the band releases the new album Eden, which becomes a huge success shortly after opening at #2 in the italian chart. The first single off the album, Istrice, is one of the most played songs on italian radio and the spring tour gathers a total of over 90k tickets sold spread over 11 gigs.

Amateur Night: Show Off! - Apollo Theater
October 12, 2011 -

At this special evening of Amateur Night, winners from May and June shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on August 31, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a 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 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.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
October 12, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Dream Theater - Beacon Theatre
October 12, 2011 - New York

Progressive metal band Dream Theater will return to The Beacon Theatre this October and will be joined by special guests Trivium. Dream Theater's new album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, is due out this September.

Parachute - Highline Ballroom
October 12, 2011 -

Mixing full-throttle rock with dollops of blue-eyed soul, vintage R&B, and melodic pop radio anthems in the making, Parachute has arrived.

With a diverse selection of influences ranging from old-school legends like Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, and Journey, to newer acts like U2, Coldplay, Weezer, Ben Folds, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Fray, and the Arcade Fire, Parachute began playing together in its current form while the bandmembers were in college in Virginia. That range of influences is reflected in the songs on the band's debut album, Losing Sleep, produced by Grammy winner John Shanks.

With an eye towards creating music for the radio, Parachute is unapologetic about aiming for popular appeal. "I tend to write about things I know, that are happening to me," says lead singer/guitarist/pianist Will Anderson. "If it's not really true to us, it doesn't make sense. We try to make music that people can relate to, that they're going to want to hear. We question things, try to get to the bottom of it all."

"We have our goals and they're pretty lofty," Anderson continues. "We're an ambitious bunch. It's a lot of fun to get to do this full-time now, but we're always fighting to get to the next rung, grab the golden ring on the merry-go-round. When we were in high school, we just wanted to play better venues. Attending college, we tried to attract label interest. And now, we're at the next step, building a national fan base. The joy for us is in winning people over with our music by getting in front of them any way possible, and having them spread the word to their friends."

The word is definitely spreading. Having just released its second album, entitled The Way It was, there's no question that Parachute is headed for a happy landing.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 13, 2011 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Indigo Girls - Beacon Theatre
October 13, 2011 - New York

The Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, come to The Beacon in October, the same month that their highly anticipated new album, Beauty Queen Sister is scheduled to be released!

The Young Dubliners - Highline Ballroom
October 13, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seated Show / All Ages / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables - The hard-rocking Irish band, the Young Dubliners owe everything to their fans. "They keep us honest, expecting good music both on the road and on the albums," mentions frontman Keith Roberts.

The inspiration for Real World, the group's third record on Higher Octave, is drawn from the trials and tribulations of being a real, working band and their life on the road. "We are all aware of how lucky we are to be making a living by doing what we love. Without being on the road and playing to our fans, that just wouldn't be possible," Roberts explains. Building a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band, The Young Dubliners have become notorious for the whirling "jig pits" that erupt at their live shows.

In fact, the group's origins can be traced back to Los Angeles' vibrant pub scene in which Dublin natives Keith Roberts (vocals, guitar) and Paul O'Toole first met. Roberts was composing some Irish ballads at the time and thought a band might be in the offing. Assembling a rag-tag team of Irish transplants and like-minded American rockers, The Young Dubliners grew into a pugnacious music machine resulting in their debut, the Rocky Road EP (1994). It exhibited a hefty rock sound that made them a club favorite. Breathe followed a year later with the addition of Chas Waltz (violin, keys, harmonica, etc).

By 2000, the band had morphed into a septet without O'Toole and released the critically acclaimed Red. The presence of the band sky-rocketed: Gabriel Byrne requested the band to write the theme song for his television show Madigan Men and they spent much of 2001 touring Europe with Jethro Tull, and the US as headliners and as openers for acts such as John Hiatt and Robert Cray. The Young Dubliners also revved up the crowd at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. That same year, the band scaled back down to a five-piece - Roberts, Brendan Holmes (Bass), the returning Waltz (who had left the band in 1995), Bob Boulding (guitar) and David Ingraham (drums) - and released Absolutely. "It really was a reflection of the band," says Roberts. "It's got the sense of humor of the band, along with the balls-y lyrics that maybe in the past I couldn't bring myself to write. You put it all together and you get this good-feeling, upbeat album. That record captures us at the time, Absolutely. The return of Chas Waltz, multi-tasking on fiddle, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin, and backing vocals, heralded a renewed creative vigor. "My leaving had more to do with previous obligations than with creative differences," he explains. "When Keith asked if I was interested in coming back, I was ready to get back to being part of a band and touring again."

After going on a number of headlining and co-headlining US tours (Johnny Lang, Collective Soul, Great Big Sea and others), the quintet settled down to record Real World - an album influenced by their predecessors (Waterboys/Pogues/U2/Big Country) and most importantly, life on the road. From Irish-flavored anthemic rock to rowdy pub tunes, lead singer Keith Roberts voice is stronger than ever and the songwriting, performance, and production show a new maturity and artistic ambition. Roberts notes, "Since Absolutely, we've become a much tighter band. It's the first time we've had the same members for two albums in a row, plus we've had the benefit of relentless touring. I think those two factors have really come together to make us sound and write better." During the interlude between Absolutely and Real World came another event which drew the band in. Roberts underwent a throat surgery which required months of vocal cord rehabilitation. "My surgery made us all aware of how close we came to losing it all. Our determination to succeed is even stronger than before," he reflects.

American Composers Orchestra - ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: 21ST FIRSTS - Carnegie Hall
October 14, 2011 -

It's music you've never heard before—but you're sure to want to hear again. Discover personal voices that express the character of our century: Invocations of folk music from native countries, ruminations of traditional American music, and a commitment to eclecticism all pervade the first concert of the ACO's season.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 14, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Garland Jeffreys, Savannah Jeffreys - Highline Ballroom
October 14, 2011 -

The King Of In Between is the work of a mature artist and the distillation of Garland Jeffreys' long career dedicated to addressing socially conscious themes across a broad range of musical styles. He's been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and rebellion whose work should be taught in schools. With songs covered by artists as diverse as punk pioneers The Circle Jerks ("Wild in the Streets") and the neo-folk band Vetiver ("Lon Chaney"), Jeffreys is truly unclassifiable.

The New York Pops Performs the Music of Irving Berlin - Carnegie Hall
October 14, 2011 - Manhatten

On October 14, 2011 at 8:00pm, The New York Pops orchestra – famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality – celebrates the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled “Rags to Ritzes”. Under the baton of guest director Jack Everly, the concert kicks off the orchestra’s 29th season with an evening of quintessentially American music. The exciting performance features guest artists Ashley Brown, Tony DeSare, James T. Lane, Hugh Panaro, and NaTasha Yvette Williams and includes Berlin classics such as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Blue Skies,” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

Aurelio Martinez - Carnegie Hall
October 15, 2011 -

Aurelio Martinez is a Central American singer, composer, and guitarist from a small fishing village in Honduras. He brings a bittersweet vocal style to guitar-accompanied ballads and other traditional song forms.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
October 15, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Salsa in Jamaica! - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
October 15, 2011 - Jamaica

Back by popular demand, Salsa in Jamaica! is a dance party celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy the sounds by DJ Richie Ricardo and Live Band. Salsa, Muerengue, Bachata & more!


Tickets - In advance: $45. At the door: $50. Table of 10: $405 (A $45 saving!). Includes H'orderves & Reserved Seating.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
October 15, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
October 15, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Symphony for the Dance Floor - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 15, 2011 -

Acclaimed composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) returns to BAM with an invigorating new production fueled by DBR's inimitable mash-up of pop, hip-hop, and classical music. The third and final installment of a multi-year BAM commission that includes One Loss Plus (2007 Next Wave) and Darwin's Meditation for The People of Lincoln (2008 Next Wave), Symphony for the Dance Floor features hip-hop artist Lord Jamar (founding member of Brand Nubian, HBO's Oz), photography and video by Jonathan Mannion—best known for his striking portraits of Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, and Eminem—and choreography by Millicent Johnnie (Urban Bush Women). DBR's latest work radiates an infectious raw energy, transforming the stage of the Harvey Theater into an ecstatic dance party.

Maazel Conducts Mozart and Debussy - New York Philharmonic
Through October 15, 2011 -

Young People's Concerts: Bach - New York Philharmonic
October 15, 2011 -

JS Bach summed up everything accomplished in the Baroque period of music, but his music went out of fashion for a century after his death. Fathom some of the richest music ever composed, and trace Bach's resurgence and his impact through generations of succeeding composers.

Richard Thompson - The Town Hall
October 15, 2011 -

Woodkid - Highline Ballroom
October 15, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages

The return of ERICK MORILLO - Pacha NYC
October 15, 2011 - New York

Saturday October 15 Pacha NYC presents

The return of ERICK MORILLO

Chainsaws and wobbles and blips and beeps: Dance music fads come and go. But Erick Morillo is no passing trend. The DJ they call the Chairman of the Board has been whipping crowds all over the world into frenzies for years, using whatever genre, track or trick he thinks will work best. Tonight, he returns triumphant from another unforgettable season of Subliminal Sessions at Pacha, Ibiza. Get on the floor and welcome him home.


Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St.

Kelley Suttenfield: Mondays With the Masters - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 19, 2011 - New York

The Metropolitan Room welcomes jazz singer Kelley Suttenfield this fall on four consecutive Mondays at 7pm: 9/19, 9/26/ 10/3 and 10/10, in a series called “Mondays with the Masters.” Each Monday, Suttenfield will pair her offbeat, jazz-storytelling style with a different guitar master, including Howard Alden on 10/10. The complete lineup is below. Suttenfield released her debut CD, "Where is Love?" in 2009. "Here’s a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them. It’s her debut disc, and the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux’s debut Dreamland, way back when. It’s got the same feel...Give me more!" George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly. Suttenfield, New York based with Southern roots, is known internationally for her unusual spin on American music, the Beatles, Brazilian and beyond. She expanded her fan base recently to London, where she debuted at Ronnie Scott's in January 2011. The guitarist lineup is strong and eclectic: Joe Carbone (9/19): Carbone is known as a singers' accompanist, he counts Sammy Davis Jr., Frankie Laine and 60's idol Bobby Rydell among his favorite gigs; Tony Romano (9/26): prolific NYC player who has toured worldwide and played with many Latin, Jazz and Pop artists including Stanley Jordan and Randy Brecker: Vic Juris (10/3): Vic has traveled far and wide with the likes of Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole and Mel Torme, to name only a few greats; and Howard Alden (10/10): Alden needs little intro, but has been described as "may be the best of his generation" by JazzTimes. Bassist Matt Aronoff, whose credits include gigs with Luciana Souza at the Kennedy Center and Birdland with Peter Eldridge, joins every Monday every Monday.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
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Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.


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