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Things to do this week in NYC Oct 9-Oct 16: Music

October 9, 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.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Radio City Music Hall
Through October 09, 2010 - Manhattan

Beneath an immense 60-foot screen, Howard Shore's Grammy- and Academy Award-winning score performed live by over 300 musicians to Peter Jackson's epic.

Eddie Levert Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 09, 2010 -

Eddie Levert is a founding member of the pioneering 1970s Soul/R&B group and 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, The O'Jays. The O'Jays formed in 1958 out of Canton, Ohio. The group, which jumpstarted their career with the 1963 chart-topping smash hit "Lonely Drifter," made their debut into the music business with the group project "Coming Through". Over the course of several decades, The O'Jays have celebrated R&B success with 6 top ten singles and a multitude of enduring and soulful gems. Eddie's vocals have earned The O'Jays many top-selling hits such as "Backstabbers", "I Love Music", "Family Reunion", "Stairway to Heaven", "For the Love of Money" and the #1 single "Love Train". In 2009, Eddie Levert and The O'Jays were honored with a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Today, almost 50 years later, Eddie continues to perform with The O'Jays entertaining enthusiastic audiences around the world. Eddie is also pursuing solo projects including the show he titled "Timeless Voices" which is a collaboration of fellow vocalists whom Eddie feels made significant impact on R&B and Popular Music as well as having the experience and talent to pay tribute to some of the great singers and songs of the past. Other Eddie Levert releases include Carlito's Way, Patti Labelle's Live! One Night Only, LeVert's Bloodline, Down in the Delta and Have a Merry Chess Christmas. And in 2003, Eddie starred in the movie The Fighting Temptations and performed the hit song "He Still Loves Me".

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
October 09, 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.

Beatlemania Again & Doug Ferony - Irvington Town Hall Theater
October 10, 2010 - Irvington

Two great shows on one night! First show, Doug Ferony in concert Americas Greatest songs, Frank Sinatra Style and many other American Classics performed in the tradition of first-class singing. Also through the years he has appeared in many major motion pictures including Back To School, GoodFellas, Spiderman II, and The Brave One in addition to such television series as Law & Order and The Sopranos. But singing before audiences has been his main love. Second show, catch Beatlemania Again and relive the craze that swept the nation in the 1960s when the Beatles took the world by storm. This highly-acclaimed, National Touring Beatles Stage Show chronologically traces The Beatles career from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to The Beatles final live appearance in 1969. This live performance takes the audience on a musical journey through three eras of the Beatles’ existence, complete with three amazing costume changes. The show begins with "Meet the Beatles" as the group arrives in America for their 1964 debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Beatlemania Again plays as the band would perform in concert. Next, the performance magically transforms into "Sergeant Pepper." The Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, released in 1967, was one of the most influential recordings ever released. Beatlemania Again performs the songs with no sequencing, backing tracks or offstage musicians. Then, the closing act, "Get Back," features hits from the Beatles' final albums, Abbey Road and Let it Be. Reserved Seating Prices: $30 - Entire theater except for below; $25 - Box 5 & 6 and side balcony. Group Discount: Purchase 10 or more tickets at one time and get 10% off.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 10, 2010 -

Grammy Award Winning seminal hip hop vocal group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will kick off the second leg of their hit club tour in Boise, ID on September 22, at the Knitting Factory. The E. 1999 Eternal Tour is the follow up to the 36 date run which concluded in June. The new tour which will be backed by a live band will feature Bone Thugs playing all their hits with a special emphasis on their hit 1999 sophomore CD, E. 1999 Eternal which included the hip hop classics 1st Of Tha Monthand Tha Crossroads. The new tour will feature the line up of Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-n-Bone will hit a total of 35 cities through October 30, 2010. For this leg of the tour the band decided to focus musically on their 1995 hit CD E. 1999 Eternal which was a tribute to late rap superstar Eazy-E and was named after Eazy’s CD Eternal E. Eazy-E was instrumental in Bone Thugs initial success and they were signed to his Ruthless Records label. The hit tracks from that CD, 1st of Tha Month peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart while the follow-up Tha Crossroads was #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, The Billboard Rap Track Chart. The group scored a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by A Duo Or Group, along with American Music Awards in 1997 and 1998. Since their inception in 1993 Bone Thugs-In-Harmony have sold over 30 million records over the 11 studio albums and 5 Greatest Hits packages and compilations making them one of the most successful and prolific hip hop groups of all times. Known mostly for their unique flow and lyricism, Bone's style and technique can be described as melodic, rapid-fire and aggressive. Their flow is often interwoven at a high-speed, melodic pace or slow, harmonic pace. Their subject matter includes other topics such as urban socio-political issues, and religion. They have been out spoken and major advocates of the legalization of marijuana in California and beyond. In addition to their joint projects each member has released at least one solo CD.

Mari Kimura CD Launch - Tenri Cultural Center
October 10, 2010 -

Mari Kimura (, the revolutionary musician, composer and 2010 Guggenheim winner who has invented new sonic worlds for the violin, will perform "The World Below G and Beyond: Works for Violin Subharmonics and Interactive Computer" on October 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street. This solo concert will feature compositions to be released on her upcoming CD of the same name, to be issued in October by Mutable Music (, and world premieres of her latest interactive computer works. The New York Times has written, "Ms. Kimura is a virtuoso playing at the edge" and All Music Guide has described her as "A plugged-in Paganini for the Digital Age." New Music Connoisseur asserted, "Mari Kimura is to the violin what perhaps Henry Cowell and later John Cage were to the piano in the 1920's and 30's--taking it into the future with extended techniques and sounds." Ms. Kimura is also well known for developing the extended technique of "Subharmonics"--playing notes below the open-G string without lowering the tuning. This has put her at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. She is also a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music and has earned international acclaim as a soloist and recitalist in both standard and contemporary repertoire. Immediately preceding this concert, Ms. Kimura will complete a three-month residency at IRCAM in Paris. She will give her "exit" presentation September 2, demonstrating new techniques and various compositional and performance applications using Augmented Violin system in collaboration with the Real Time Musical Interaction Team at IRCAM. The program will include previews of her new works for violin including "Canon Élastique," "Pédalez-Pédalez," "Viomax" (integrating Omax and Augmented Violin)--all of which will premiere at the Tenri concert October 10--and her new work in progress, a violin/cello duo with Joel Krosnick, the cellist of the Juilliard Quartet. Mari Kimura's forthcoming CD, "The World Below G and Beyond: Works for Violin Subharmonics and Interactive Computer" (October, 2010 on Mutable Music) is devoted entirely to her own compositions. As the title suggests, it focuses primarily on works using Subharmonics, including the premiere recording of "ALT: Three Movements for violin solo," the piece with which she introduced Subharmonics in concert halls for the first time at a New York solo debut recital in 1994. Composer Jean-Claude Risset has written, "Mari Kimura has performed astounding explorations of new sonic territories on the violin, extending its range to the Word below G. This indispensable historic recording retraces her instrumental and compositional inventions." Subharmonics has drawn international attention from both the musical and scientific communities. It has been mentioned in Physics and Physics Today. Kimura has demonstrated the technique at a meeting of Acoustical Society of America and more than a dozen articles about Subharmonics have appeared in musical and scientific journals, including several authored by Kimura herself. The technique is used prominently in "Schemes," a work for violin and orchestra composed for her by Jean-Claude Risset, which will be Ms. Kimura's next worldwide touring project. The work was commissioned by the Suntory Music Foundation and debuted in 2007 in Tokyo. Mari Kumura has been awarded a 2010 Music Composition Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Ms. Kimura is grateful to the Guggenheim Foundation for its support and to the Electronic Music Foundation for its assistance in producing this concert. Productions of Electronic Music Foundation are made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with additional funding provided by Amphion Foundation and numerous individuals.

SYMMETRY & FURY - IN SHERIDAN, HANDEL, & OUR LIVES! - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
October 10, 2010 -

Experience the wild satire of Sheridan, hear beautiful music, and see how both are about your life right now, as the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company presents "SYMMETRY & FURY—IN SHERIDAN, HANDEL, & OUR LIVES!" This matinee will take place Sun., Oct. 10, 2:30 PM, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation, in SoHo. Part 1 of this two-part event will be a dramatic presentation of Eli Siegel's hilarious and deep 1964 lecture "Symmetry & Fury in Sheridan's The Critic"— with many scenes from this comedy, performed by a cast directed by Obie Award-winner Anne Fielding. Mr. Siegel explains in the lecture: Two things are present which are ever so hard to manage: the fact that we can reason and have control; also that we are furious cauldrons, molten and bubbling. We are symmetry and unrestraint. And Sheridan…is a study in fury and symmetry. In Part 2, "Handel's Flute Sonata in F Tells Us How to Be Free!," will be performed by Barbara Allen, flute, and Edward Green, piano, with comment on the meaning for us of this work—why it’s great and so loved! The suggested contribution is $12. Seating is on a first-arrival basis, or for reservations call Aesthetic Realism Foundation ( at (212) 777-4490; 141 Greene Street, NYC 10012.

UB40 30th Anniversary Tour - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 11, 2010 -

More than any other artists of their time, Britain's UB40 have proven the power of pop-influenced reggae music. With worldwide sales topping 30 million albums during their career, the UB40 story demonstrates just how far people can go by staying true to their roots. UB40 grew up in the heart of Birmingham, one of England's most ethnically diverse cities. The summer of 1978 saw the eight band members drawn together by their love of the skanking Jamaican reggae vibes. Taking their name from a notorious British unemployment form, the multi-racial group of young men proceeded to spend the next six months in a basement, collaborating on ideas and learning their instruments. By early 1979 they had played their first local gig. Through the rest of the year UB40 performed at pubs, clubs, and benefits all around the UK. British radio legend John Peel was so impressed with the group's first demo tape that he invited them to perform on his prestigious, nationally broadcast show in January 1980. The single "King" b/w "Food For Thought" became at Top 5 smash in England in February 1980, and officially launched UB40's career as hitmaking recording artists. The group released a pair of 1981 albums, "Present Arms" and "Present Arms In Dub," and thus embarked on a career journey characterized by uncompromising artistic autonomy. UB40's breakthrough in America arrived in the form of 1983's Labour Of Love, and its single "Red, Red Wine." The song topped the British singles charts in 1983 and -- five years later -- landed UB40 their first #1 smash hit in the U.S. Autumn 1984 saw the release of Geoffrey Morgan..., . Touring America and Canada in the first half of 1985, the group celebrated another hit single in July 1985 with "I Got You Babe," recorded with Chrissie Hynde. UB40 is back out on the road celebrating its 30th Anniversary and has chosen to play intimate venues to celebrate their 30 years of being the worlds greatest reggae band.. Don't miss this chance to see one of the world's greatest bands in a small venue.

The NEW YORK VOICES Festival - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
October 11, 2010 -

Cooper Square, once home to the legendary jazz club The 5 Spot, will swing and sway again this fall when Cooper Arts presents The NEW YORK VOICES Festival at The Cooper Union. As solo acts or a quartet, the Grammy winning artists of the New York Voices -- Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian and Lauren Kinhan -- excel in the art of singing, mastering the intricacies of jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop music. The Grammy winning ensemble is renowned for its extraordinary scope of music and the art of group singing. Tight arrangements, intimate voicings, and dare-devil scatting are the group’s trademarks, which will be beautifully showcased on October 11 at the Cooper Union -- The Great Hall. For tickets, visit or call 800-746-3119. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 on show days, starting at 5 PM. Follow Cooper Union on Twitter at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Since its founding, all admitted students have received full-tuition scholarships.

The Avett Brothers - Radio City Music Hall
October 13, 2010 - Manhattan

The Avett Brothers will take the stage at Radio City Music Hall for the first time on October 13. With a unique combination of rock and pop, bluegrass, folk and country, The Avett Brothers will tour in support of their first major label release, I and Love and You. Before joining American Recordings label, The Avett Brothers previously produced five albums. The Avett Brothers, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, formed in 2001 and include brothers Scott and Seth Avett with bassist Bob Crawford. Their unique sound, which has been called "punkgrass," is hinted throughout each of their five previous albums; however, is truly reflected in I and Love and You. More information about The Avett Brothers can be found at their official website,

Tower of Power - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 13, 2010 -

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower's sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music." Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band's horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage.

The Trinity Choir Presents Handel's 'Israel in Egypt'; Debut of Julian Wachner as Principal Conductor - Trinity Church
October 14, 2010 -

ulian Wachner's debut as principal conductor of the Trinity Choir will be Handel's Israel in Egypt, an oratorio of Jewish bondage and escape drawn from Psalms and the Book of Exodus. Israel in Egypt comprises no less than twenty-eight massive double choruses, linked together by a few bars of recitative, with five arias and three duets interspersed among them. A rising star on national and international stages, Wachner has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Glimmerglass Opera, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Pops Orchestra. He currently serves as Music Director of the GRAMMY® award-winning Washington Chorus, at the Kennedy Center, and is also associate professor of music at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. An award-winning organist and improvisateur, Wachner's improvised finale at the Spoleto Festival USA at his solo recital led one reviewer to report that "this stupefying wizardry was the hit of the recital, and it had to be heard to be believed." Wachner brings this high level of creativity and precision to the Choir's new season. "Trinity Wall Street is committed to making its sacred space a major center for music in New York City," said Wachner. "This season is about reaching the community in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and beyond. We're pulling out all the stops, saying that world-class music-making is here." The concert will be available for viewing via live webcast at

A Tribute to the Fania All Stars - 'Our Latin Thing' - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 14, 2010 -

August 26th, 1971, New York gives birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin Music forever. That evening at the reknown Cheetah Nightclub, Jerry Massucci, president of the legendary label FANIA, presented an ensemble of its best artists- THE FANIA ALL-STARS. The show was billed as "Our Latin Thing". In the decades ahead the FANIA ALL-STARS would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York's Latino community. Their music was "Salsa Gorda", influenced by American Jazz, Soul, and Rock and Roll. Their music became part of Americana. 2010, we debut an ensemble of young musicians & pay tribute to this legendary group. Billed as "Our Latin Thing", the group performs as an assortment of the ALL STARS' top hits. This Musical/Theatrical like revue, will take the audience on a musical poetic journey. "Our Latin Thing", in it's own right, is an All Star group, made upof lead singers and musicians of New York's top young bands.

Erin Shields & David Shenton Live & Miles' Cafe - Miles Cafe
October 14, 2010 -

Husband/wife duo, vocalist Erin Shields and pianist/violinist David Shenton, met back in 2001 and have been heating up venues all over NYC and beyond ever since. Just back from a successful run of their show in Edinburgh, Scotland, they take the stage on October 14th in NYC for their special anniversary concert. Michael Wood (The Queens Buzz) describes Erin's voice as "a sound to clear it even tingled" while David Finkle (Village Voice) hailed David's piano & violin abilities as "not-an-inch-short-of-brilliant." Performing one-of-a-kind interpretations of songs such as Henri Mancini’s “Moon River” and Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle” to Shenton’s virtuosic violin & piano arrangement of “All of Me”, this captivating couple will leave you spellbound. Backed by Mark Wade on bass.

Dionne Warwick - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 15, 2010 -

Dionne Warwick has, over an illustrious four-decade career, established herself as an international musical legend. Her reputation as a hit maker has been firmly etched into public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits since "Don't Make Me Over" began its climb up the charts in December 1962. As a performer, she has charmed and entertained audiences on every continent, amassing a worldwide audience. There are a few important "firsts" that make Dionne Warwick a true pioneer. Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic "Do You Know The Way to San Jose?"), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. This award has only been awarded to one other female African-American legend, Ella Fitzgerald. Other African-American female recording artists certainly racked up their share of crossover pop and R&B hits during the 1960's. However, Dionne Warwick preceded the mainstream success of some of her musical peers by becoming the first such artist to rack up a dozen consecutive Top 100 hit singles from 1963 to 1966.

The New York Pops 2010-11 Season Kicks Off With The Music of ABBA - Carnegie Hall
October 15, 2010 -

The New York Pops will launch its 28th season; a Carnegie Hall series celebrating the stylistic diversity of some of popular music’s greatest icons. In this opening night program, Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke leads the orchestra in “The Music of ABBA”, an electrifying concert featuring the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton in performances of “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me”, and other hits by the Swedish supergroup ABBA. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit for more information.

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: Download our Press Release:

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

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.

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 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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