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Things to do this week in NYC Sep 12-Sep 19: Music

September 12, 2009 - 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.

An Evening with Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic - Carnegie Hall
September 12, 2009 -

The Fab Faux featuring the Hogshead Horns & The Creme Tangerine Strings - Beacon Theatre
September 12, 2009 -

The Fab Faux, described by Rolling Stone as "the greatest Beatles cover band," performs.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - O'Neals' Lincoln Center
Through September 12, 2009 -

Following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, Paul Zunno played lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson Pickett. His performances are a combination of "stories behind the music" and a downright blow-the-roof-off-joint execution and technique as a guitarist. Zunno has truly earned his reputation as an outstanding live performer. His mix of soulful singing, guitar mastery and skillful songwriting have captivated and awed audiences for years. Paul Zunno's solo acoustic concert gives audiences an opportunity to see a world class talent in an intimate setting. - Pre-Fixe Menu, Full Menu and Drink Specials available - No Minimum - Seating begins 30 minutes before showtime more info

Aerosmith - Madison Square Garden
September 14, 2009 -

The rock icons perform.

Lillias White Live - The Triad
September 14, 2009 -

The sensational, multi-talented Tony Award Winner, Lillias White, performs an intimate evening of Broadway standards at Lee Summer's Just a Piano Concert Series. Timothy Graphenreed accompanies.

Lillias White Live - The Triad
September 14, 2009 -

The sensational, multi-talented Tony Winner Lillias White performs an intimate evening of Broadway standards as part of Lee Summers' Just A Piano concert series. Timothy Graphenreed on piano. $25 each plus 2 drink min. 9:30pm.

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Kent Tritle, organ - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
September 16, 2009 -

KENT TRITLE, ORGAN Director of Music, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola Organist, New York Philharmonic BUXTEHUDE: Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C, BuxWV 137 BACH: Wenn wir hochsten Nothen sein, BWV 641 BACH: Prelude and Fugue in E Minor "The Wedge", BWV 548 MENDELSSOHN: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Op. 37 GUILMANT: Sonata V in C Minor, Op. 80 For additional information and tickets, visit or call 212-288-2520.

Starlight Music Series: The Joan Capra String Quartet - Top of the Rock
September 16, 2009 -

This fall, Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center will host its first-ever live music program, the Starlight Music Series, on Wednesday evenings, September 9th-October 7th, from 6-8pm on the 67th floor observatory. Visitors can enjoy live music and a glass of wine or refreshing beverages provided by Rock Center Cafe as they take in the stunning, 360-degree panorama of New York City at sunset. Access to the musical event is free with a Top of the Rock ticket. Wine and refreshments will be available for purchase.Tonight's performance is by the Joan Capra String Quartet.

Aretha Franklin - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 18, 2009 -

She is known the world over by her first name and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is peerless. She has received countless international and national awards and accolades and achieved global recognition on an unprecedented scale. She is a 2005 recipient of a Presidential Medal Of Freedom honor (the U.S.A.'s highest honor), winner of 18 Grammy Awards (and counting), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Living Legend Award and was named 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year. In 2008, Franklin was named the #1 Female Vocalist of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. Her ever-distinctive soulful, to-the-bone vocal style has graced the music charts for over four decades and while her 'live' performances have touched the hearts of literally millions since she began her musical journey as a gospel-singing child prodigy, it is her rich legacy of recordings that are a testament to the power, majesty and genius of this one-of-a-kind artist of the first order.

GAME Rebellion - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
September 18, 2009 -

Brooklyn-based GAME Rebellion has been electrifying the New York music scene for three years with their unique blend of hip-hop, punk, metal, and skank. Their intelligent lyrics, attention to history, culture, and politics, and the inherent fun and energy of their music makes them vital to today's hop-hop scene.

ZZ Top - Beacon Theatre
September 18, 2009 -

On September 18, ZZ Top returns to the Beacon Theatre for one night only, where they last performed two sold out concerts in 2007. "That little ol' band from Texas" continues the tradition of barnstorming blues, rock, boogie with its original lineup -- Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard -- intact after 39 years on the road and in the studio.

The Smyrk with Bad Rabbits - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
September 19, 2009 -

Native to New Haven, The Smyrk was a sensation at last year's South By Southwest music festival, performing a high energy show that drew on rock fundamentals while sizzling with R&B sensuality. Opening for The Smyrk are Boston's Bad Rabbits, with their own special blend of soul and rock, which they call New Crack Swing. MC Prophit starts the evening right, spitting a short set of fan favorites.

Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald - Beacon Theatre
September 19, 2009 -

Boz Scaggs, Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, and Michael McDonald, former member of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, will share the stage.

Craig Pomranz: More Than A Seasonal Thing - The Metropolitan Room
Through September 23, 2009 -

Craig Pomranz, one of New York's most celebrated saloon singers, launches a new CD: More Than A Seasonal Thing. It's a romantic concept CD which takes the listener from the beginning of the year through the end, and to a new beginning. Pomranz has proven himself a solid, popular entertainer on both east and west coasts, with a fresh take on classic nightclub singing. And he is FUNNY! Visit Craig Pomranz on the web to learn more. Reservations advised!

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong: 'In the Cause of Happiness' - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through September 26, 2009 -

This exhibition features large-scale images of collages created by Armstrong from clips of photographs, news stories, postcards, letters, telegrams and other materials that Armstrong artfully affixed to the boxes of his vast private collection of audio tapes. Tues.-Sun., 10am-4pm & 6-11pm; Mon., 6-11pm. Free.

Gay Marshall Performs Piaf: Queen of heart - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 08, 2009 -

Gay Marshall, Playbill Top 10 Diva, reprises her enchanting Edith Piaf show this fall at The Metropolitan Room. Marshall weaves her own translations in with original versions, making this show fascinating for non-French speakers as well as those who parlez-Francais. With a five piece ensemble including strings and accordion, this is a huge entertainment bargain from a super talent. Visit: to read more about the singer and Metropolitan Room Website. Call for reservations.

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

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

Midsummer Night's Dream Midnight Cruise - Paddle Wheel Queen
Through August 02, 2209 -

LAST BOAT PARTY OF THE SUMMER- BUY TIX NOW! LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS Invites you to the "2ND ANNUAL MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM MIDNIGHT CRUISE" SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2009 Aboard the Multi-Leveled PADDLE WHEEL QUEEN Docking from the SkyPort Marina 23rd Street & FDR Drive East Side of Manhattan Boarding at 11:45pm Sharp / Returning at 4am Arrive on Time – Don’t Miss The Boat! 3 Levels to Party! 1st Floor: URBAN LATINO RADIO & LA NUEVA FIESTA 98.5FM/96.9FM’s WORLD FAMOUS DJ E.M. & HEAVY HITTER DJ PRECISE Hip-Hop : Reggaeton : R&B : Reggae : House 2nd Floor: DJ ISH Salsa : Merengue : Bachata : Classics 3rd Floor: OUTDOORS LOUNGE Smoking Allowed SPECIAL VIP BIRTHDAY BASH FOR NENA OF LOWER DECK PRODUCTIONS BLACKOUT PARTY GlowStix will be given away! All Tickets MUST Be Purchased In Advance TICKETS ARE $20 PER PERSON and are sold on a first come, first serve basis Everyone MUST have a Ticket to Board the Boat Copy & Paste the Link Below into your Browser to Purchase Tickets Online To Purchase Tickets Via Cash, email 21 & Over| ID a Must | STRICT Dress Code Jeans OK, in Good Taste Guys MUST Wear a Button Down Shirt No Hats, No Shorts, No Boots, No Athletic or Baggy Attire For Tickets or Info, Call: Lower Deck Productions: 646-210-8044 Email Visit VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGES AVAILABLE VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #1 (Minimum of 12 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * Complimentary Birthday Cake * 1 Reserved Table * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email for Birthday Package #1 ---------------------------------------------- VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #2 (Minimum of 20 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * Complimentary Birthday Cake * 2 Reserved Tables * Disposable Camera * Complimentary Drink Tickets for the Birthday Person * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email for Birthday Package #2 ---------------------------------------------- VIP BIRTHDAY PACKAGE #3 (Minimum of 30 People MUST Buy Tickets in Advance) * Customized HTML Birthday Page * Birthday Person Receives Free Admission * 1 Complimentary Ticket for your Guest * Complimentary Birthday Cake * Complimentary Appetizers for your Tables * 3 Reserved Tables * Disposable Camera * Complimentary Drink Ticket for the Birthday Person * Shout Outs from the DJ * VIP Birthday Gift Bag Email for Birthday Package #3

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