THE MOTH - True Stories Told Live • Hawaii Theatre • 10.19.19
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

THE MOTH - True Stories Told Live • Hawaii Theatre • 10.19.19

THE MOTH - True Stories Told Live

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

The Moth Music Without Borders

The Moth – True Stories Told Live

An evening of storytelling from the producers of the popular Moth Podcast and Radio Hour. The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. Since its founding, The Moth has presented more than fifteen thousand stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The group celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard. The Moth began on a back porch in small-town Georgia, where our founder—poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green— would spend sultry summer evenings swapping spellbinding tales with a small circle of friends. There was a hole in the screen, which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves “The Moths.” When he moved to New York City, George wanted to recreate the feeling of those nights in his adopted city. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room. But word spread fast, and the events soon moved to cafes and clubs throughout the city—and soon to popular venues throughout the country and beyond.

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Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred" • Landmark on Main Street • 10.19.19
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred" • Landmark on Main Street • 10.19.19

Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred"

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Candice Guardino's "Italian Bred" Music Without Borders

Italian Bred is a hilarious and heartwarming one woman theatrical comedy written by and starring Candice Guardino. It's based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice slips in and out of multiple family characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy winner Leslie Jordan ("Will and Grace"), Mario Cantone ("Sex & the City"), Steve Schirripa ("The Sopranos"), and Vic DiBitetto ("Mall Cop 2.")

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Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Troy Music Hall • 10.19.19
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Troy Music Hall • 10.19.19

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Troy Music Hall

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour Music Without Borders

This year marks Little Feat’s Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive.  Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.   

And it all began because in 1969 Frank Zappa was smart enough to fire Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention and tell him to start a band of his own.  Lowell first settled on keyboard wizard Bill Payne, then added drummer Richie Hayward and bassist Roy Estrada (also a Zappa vet).  They were quickly signed by Warner Bros., and began working on the first of 12 albums with that venerable company. 

The name was part of the legend.  A member of the Mothers happened to mention Lowell’s small feet to him “with an expletive,” said Paul Barrere.  “Lowell deleted the expletive and the name was born with Feat instead of Feet, just like the Beatles.  Neat, huh?”

The first album, Little Feat, featured the instant-classic tune “Willin’,” and the follow-up Sailin’ Shoes added “Easy to Slip,” “Trouble,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” “Cold Cold Cold” and the title track to their repertoire.  Estrada departed, and the band signed up Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton (percussion) and Kenny Gradney (bass), and the new guys are still around. 

1973’s Dixie Chicken gave them the title track and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” as good a blues as any rock band’s ever written.  The hits kept coming: the title track from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974) and The Last Record Album (1975), which included “Rock and Roll Doctor,” “All That You Dream,” and “Oh, Atlanta” – another Southern-based winner (pretty good for a bunch of guys from L.A.!)  In 1977, Time Loves a Hero delivered the classic title song, and their career to that point was summed up with the live Waiting for Columbus, truly one of the best live albums rock has ever heard. 

Success is hard.  It cost Feat their founder, Lowell George, who passed in 1979.  And it cost them, temporarily, their joy; shortly after, they disbanded.  In 1986, Barrere and Payne met up in a chance jam session, and found that they could still find that inspiration.  They added Bob Dylan’s guitarist Fred Tackett to the lineup and toured for quite a while, but in 2010 the big C claimed Richie Hayward.  They looked around and realized that Gabe Ford, Richie’s drum tech (and Robben’s nephew), fit right in.  And that’s the Little Feat of today:  Payne, Barrere, Tackett, Gradney, Clayton & Ford, for your listening pleasure. 

In the early part of the new millennium, Feat started their own Hot Tomato Records and began to share their rich archives with their fans, producing the double CD collections of rarities Raw Tomatos and Ripe Tomatos from both fan and band tapes.   

Join the Band, in many ways a summing up of all that preceded it, came in 2009, with re-recordings of their classic songs bringing together a vast slew of musical friends on vocals backed by Feat – Dave Matthews on “Fat Man,” Jimmy Buffett on “Champion of the World,” Emmylou Harris on “Sailin’ Shoes.”  Bill Payne said it was about locating their influences.  In some ways, it documents the way they’ve influenced the musicians who listen to them.  And it certainly documents a musical career.

Their latest work is Rooster Rag, by critical consensus their best studio album in twenty years, featuring four songs co-written by Payne and the Grateful Dead’s legendary lyricist Robert Hunter, four breakout songs by Fred Tackett, and a superb collaboration between Paul Barrere and the late Stephen Bruton,

Fifty years down the road, they’ve been up and they’ve been down and they know where they belong – standing or sitting behind their instruments, playing for you.  And anything’s possible, because the end is not in sight.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra • Landmark on Main Street • 10.20.19
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Glenn Miller Orchestra • Landmark on Main Street • 10.20.19

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Glenn Miller Orchestra Music Without Borders

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra preserves the legacy of one of America's great big bands.

A successful musician and arranger for bands like Tommy Dorsey and Ray Noble, Glenn Miller struggled with his own orchestra's recordings for several years before hitting on a sound that brought him huge success. Glenn Miller discovered the magic of the reed section and nurtured his discovery until it grew into a full-fledged phenomenon. His unique take on the swing sound and careful use of instrumentation made his orchestra one of the most sought-after big bands of the 20th century.

Riding high with hits like Tuxedo Junction that attracted record-breaking crowds, Glenn Miller disbanded his orchestra in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. He had a firm belief that the power of his music could raise morale in the dark times of war, so he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous shows live and on radio.

Then tragedy struck. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, and was never seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

The 1954 film The Glenn Miller Story stirred up an interest among the public, and the popular demand to continue Glenn's legacy led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, trombonists Buddy Morrow and Jimmy Henderson, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.
Today, the 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries along with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.


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Pink Martini • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 10.24.19
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

Pink Martini • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 10.24.19

Pink Martini

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Pink Martini Music Without Borders

“PINK MARTINI IS A ROLLICKING AROUND-THE-WORLD MUSICAL ADVENTURE… IF THE UNITED NATIONS HAD A HOUSE BAND IN 1962, HOPEFULLY WE’D BE THAT BAND.”
– THOMAS LAUDERDALE, BANDLEADER/PIANIST

In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, with the intention of eventually running for office. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun… but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, cleaning up the Willamette River, funding for libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

One year later, Lauderdale called China Forbes (who will be performing at the Hall), a Harvard classmate who was living in New York City, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together. Their first song – “Sympathique” (Je ne veus pas travailler)- became an overnight sensation in France, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards, and to this day remains a mantra (“Je ne veux pas travailler” or “I don’t want to work”) for striking French workers.  Says Lauderdale, “We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent a broader, more inclusive America… the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world… composed of people of every country, every language, every religion. Except for Native Americans, all of us are immigrants from every country, of every language, of every religion.”

Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 70 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Tower of Power • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.24.19
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Tower of Power • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.24.19

Tower of Power

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Tower of Power Music Without Borders

Since its formation in Oakland, California in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a crack band of high achieving musicians fluent in all realms of Soul, Rock and Pop music with a sophistication and punch like that of a Jazz big band. From their first album East Bay Grease (1970) on Rock impresario Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records label (distributed by Atlantic), the interracial band became pillars and signatures of The Bay Area Music Scene that included pioneering like-minded bands such as Sly & The Family Stone, Cold Blood, Graham Central Station, The Pointer Sisters and The Sons of Champlin plus rock-oriented outfits such as Santana, Betty Davis and Journey. Along with T.O.P.’s classic recordings, the 5-piece Tower of Power Horns – known for its power packed punch and fullness with two trumpets, two tenor saxophones plus a baritone sax on the bottom – became much in demand for studio sessions and live gigs.

Among the hundreds of artists they have blessed with their presence are Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Graham Central Station, Elton John, Little Feat, Billy Preston, John Lee Hooker, Coke Escovedo, Jose Feliciano, Al Kooper, Sammy Hagar, Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Jermaine Jackson, Harvey Mason, Lenny White, The Brothers Johnson, The Meters, Lee Oskar, Dionne Warwick, Melissa Manchester, Bobby Caldwell, Heart, Rick James, Santana, Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis & The News, Toto, Paul Shaffer, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Spyro Gyra, Terence Trent D’Arby, Luther Vandross, Candy Dulfer, Aerosmith, Phish, John Hiatt, Neil Diamond, P.Diddy, Bill Wyman, Eiko Shuri…and TV’s The Simpsons (Sing The Blues).

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Robert Klein • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.25.19
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Robert Klein • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.25.19

Robert Klein

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Robert Klein Music Without Borders

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and has an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. In the spring of 2017, his documentary “Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” aired on STARZ. The special is a hilarious look at his life and career, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Ray Romano, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, John Stewart, Jay Leno and others discussing Klein’s influence on their careers, comedy as a whole, and their reverence of his comedic genius. Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed “Second City” theatrical troupe in Chicago. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for “Best Comedy Album of the Year” for his albums “Child of the Fifties” and “Mind Over Matter.” He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, “They’re Playing Our Song.” In 1993, Klein won an Obie and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in Wendy Wasserstein’s, “The Sisters Rosensweig.” In 1975, Klein was the first comedian to appear in a live concert on Home Box Office. He has gone on to do nine one-man shows for HBO and received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2001 for Robert Klein: “Child in His 50’s.” Klein released “Robert Klein: The HBO Specials 1975-2005,” a collector’s DVD box set to critical acclaim.


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Manhattan Comedy Night • Landmark on Main Street • 10.26.19
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan Comedy Night • Landmark on Main Street • 10.26.19

Manhattan Comedy Night

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Manhattan Comedy Night Music Without Borders

A night of NYC's favorite standup comics, produced and hosted by veteran comedian Sandy Marks. Lineup will be announced on Landmark On Main Street’s website as the date gets close.

Doors open at 7:15. Come early and visit the Piano Bar.

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Amy Helm • Bull Run • 10.27.19
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Amy Helm • Bull Run • 10.27.19

Amy Helm

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Amy Helm Music Without Borders

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. The 10 tracks of “This Too Shall Light,” released September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, are marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave.

Produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry, This Too Shall Light comprises a diverse range of influences. Although a profound songwriter herself, Helm and Henry jointly arranged powerful new versions of songs including Rod Stewart’s “Mandolin Wind,” Allen Toussaint’s “Freedom for the Stallion,” and the Milk Carton Kids’ “Michigan.” The title track in particular, written by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Craig Finn), is a brilliant summation of the record’s sound and spirit - a positive and proactive manipulation of the old adage that “This too shall pass.”

The daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, Helm began her musical career as a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and later served as a backing musician in her father's Midnight Ramble Band. While This Too Shall Light is only Helm’s second album under her own name, it serves as a comprehensive portrait covering her life's journeys and recoveries; They’re the stories that, no matter where they take her, seem to end and begin in the same place like a circle.

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Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Kirby Center • 10.27.19
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour • Kirby Center • 10.27.19

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Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Kirby Center

Little Feat 50th Anniversary Tour Music Without Borders

This year marks Little Feat’s Fiftieth (Golden) Anniversary and yes, they remain a golden and possibly the last example of what used to be the norm in American music: a fusion of a broad span of styles and genres into something utterly distinctive.  Feat took California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly, and New Orleans swamp boogie and more, stirred it into a rich gumbo, and has been leading people in joyful dance ever since.   

And it all began because in 1969 Frank Zappa was smart enough to fire Lowell George from the Mothers of Invention and tell him to start a band of his own.  Lowell first settled on keyboard wizard Bill Payne, then added drummer Richie Hayward and bassist Roy Estrada (also a Zappa vet).  They were quickly signed by Warner Bros., and began working on the first of 12 albums with that venerable company. 

The name was part of the legend.  A member of the Mothers happened to mention Lowell’s small feet to him “with an expletive,” said Paul Barrere.  “Lowell deleted the expletive and the name was born with Feat instead of Feet, just like the Beatles.  Neat, huh?”

The first album, Little Feat, featured the instant-classic tune “Willin’,” and the follow-up Sailin’ Shoes added “Easy to Slip,” “Trouble,” “Tripe Face Boogie,” “Cold Cold Cold” and the title track to their repertoire.  Estrada departed, and the band signed up Paul Barrere, Sam Clayton (percussion) and Kenny Gradney (bass), and the new guys are still around. 

1973’s Dixie Chicken gave them the title track and “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” as good a blues as any rock band’s ever written.  The hits kept coming: the title track from Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974) and The Last Record Album (1975), which included “Rock and Roll Doctor,” “All That You Dream,” and “Oh, Atlanta” – another Southern-based winner (pretty good for a bunch of guys from L.A.!)  In 1977, Time Loves a Hero delivered the classic title song, and their career to that point was summed up with the live Waiting for Columbus, truly one of the best live albums rock has ever heard. 

Success is hard.  It cost Feat their founder, Lowell George, who passed in 1979.  And it cost them, temporarily, their joy; shortly after, they disbanded.  In 1986, Barrere and Payne met up in a chance jam session, and found that they could still find that inspiration.  They added Bob Dylan’s guitarist Fred Tackett to the lineup and toured for quite a while, but in 2010 the big C claimed Richie Hayward.  They looked around and realized that Gabe Ford, Richie’s drum tech (and Robben’s nephew), fit right in.  And that’s the Little Feat of today:  Payne, Barrere, Tackett, Gradney, Clayton & Ford, for your listening pleasure. 

In the early part of the new millennium, Feat started their own Hot Tomato Records and began to share their rich archives with their fans, producing the double CD collections of rarities Raw Tomatos and Ripe Tomatos from both fan and band tapes.   

Join the Band, in many ways a summing up of all that preceded it, came in 2009, with re-recordings of their classic songs bringing together a vast slew of musical friends on vocals backed by Feat – Dave Matthews on “Fat Man,” Jimmy Buffett on “Champion of the World,” Emmylou Harris on “Sailin’ Shoes.”  Bill Payne said it was about locating their influences.  In some ways, it documents the way they’ve influenced the musicians who listen to them.  And it certainly documents a musical career.

Their latest work is Rooster Rag, by critical consensus their best studio album in twenty years, featuring four songs co-written by Payne and the Grateful Dead’s legendary lyricist Robert Hunter, four breakout songs by Fred Tackett, and a superb collaboration between Paul Barrere and the late Stephen Bruton,

Fifty years down the road, they’ve been up and they’ve been down and they know where they belong – standing or sitting behind their instruments, playing for you.  And anything’s possible, because the end is not in sight.

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Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute • Bull Run • 10.31.19
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute • Bull Run • 10.31.19

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Bull Run

Tusk Music Without Borders

Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. 

No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating.

Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years. Authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk leaves no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.



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The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.31.19
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.31.19

The Mavericks

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Mavericks Tarrytown Music Hall

Music Hall favorites The Mavericks return to Tarrytown for a special 3 Night Run! The masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.

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The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.1.19

The Mavericks

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Mavericks Tarrytown Music Hall

Music Hall favorites The Mavericks return to Tarrytown for a special 3 Night Run! The masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.

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Marc Cohn • Emelin Theatre • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Marc Cohn • Emelin Theatre • 11.1.19

Marc Cohn

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Emelin Theatre

Marc Cohn Music Without Borders

Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for. - Bonnie Raitt

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad 'Walking in Memphis,' Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy and heartbreak.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling 1991 debut album, with two more releases in the 1990s. As his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn’s early records for Atlantic.

In 2007, Cohn recorded his most moving and critically-acclaimed record to date, Join the Parade, inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near-fatal shooting just weeks before. Cohn then released Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of reimagined classics, “The Coldest Corner in the World” (2014), the title song to the documentary Tree Man, as well as Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities, along with the bonus album Evolution of a Record (2016).

In 2017, Cohn went on the road with the legendary Michael McDonald, garnering critical acclaim across the U.S. As a songwriter, he also worked with a roster of American music greats. Cohn co-wrote a solid half of the celebrated album This is Where I Live, by soul survivor William Bell, who with Cohn’s help won his first GRAMMY at age 78. Marc revisited another corner of American music’s rich heritage with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the GRAMMY-nominated song 'Let My Mother Live,' and also worked with David Crosby on the album Lighthouse.

Moving forward, he continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.

Opening Act: Mark Erelli

Bearing witness to small details and fleeting moments is what dignifies our everyday stories, rendering the mundane profound. This principle has governed Erelli’s approach to his two decade career, including 11 solo albums, stints accompanying Josh Ritter, Paula Cole and Anais Mitchell, and a pair of records he produced for GRAMMY-winning songwriter Lori McKenna. Ever since Billboard magazine heralded the “simple, atmospheric grace” of his Signature Sounds debut, Erelli’s belief in the sacredness of an examined life has driven him between the ostensible extremes of lullabies and murder ballads, western swing and protest anthems. Whether he’s holding a pen or a Telecaster, Erelli’s music welcomes even the casual listener, but those who choose to dig more deeply are richly rewarded. Perhaps that is what Folk Alley hears in Erelli’s songs, when it encourages people to “listen close; there's sure to be something in there to break your heart a split second before it leads you straight to grace.”

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Glenn Miller Orchestra • SOPAC • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Glenn Miller Orchestra • SOPAC • 11.1.19

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Glenn Miller Orchestra

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Glenn Miller Orchestra Music Without Borders

A successful musician and arranger for bands like Tommy Dorsey and Ray Noble, Glenn Miller struggled with his own orchestra’s recordings for several years before hitting on a sound that brought him huge success. Glenn Miller discovered the magic of the reed section and nurtured his discovery until it grew into a full-fledged phenomenon. His unique take on the swing sound and careful use of instrumentation made his orchestra one of the most sought-after big bands of the 20th century.

Riding high with hits like “Tuxedo Junction” that attracted record-breaking crowds, Glenn Miller disbanded his orchestra in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. He had a firm belief that the power of his music could raise morale in the dark times of war, so he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous shows live and on radio.

Then tragedy struck. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, and was never seen again. The army declared him officially dead a year later.

The 1954 film The Glenn Miller Story stirred up an interest among the public, and the popular demand to continue Glenn’s legacy led the Miller Estate to authorize the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. On June 6, 1956, and under the direction of drummer Ray McKinley, the reformed Glenn Miller Orchestra performed its first concert and has been on the road ever since. Other leaders have followed Ray including clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, trombonists Buddy Morrow and Jimmy Henderson, and tenor saxophonist Dick Gerhart. Since January 2012, vocalist Nick Hilscher leads the band.

Today, the 18-member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries along with some more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound.

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Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The Palace Theatre • 11.1.19
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The Palace Theatre • 11.1.19

Marshall Tucker Band
with Special Guests The Outlaws

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Palace Theatre

Marshall Tucker Band Music Without Borders

Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment you cue them up, you inevitably find certain artists have a deeper resonance than others when it comes to providing the soundtrack that mirrors the highs and lows of your own life. The Marshall Tucker Band is one such group that continues to have a profound level of impact on successive generations of listeners who’ve been searchin’ for a rainbow and found it perfectly represented by this tried-and-true Southern institution for over five decades. 

The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since. Plus, the band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over in its wake. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of indelible hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testifying travelogue warning of “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” and the unquenchable yearning pitch of “Ramblin’,” to name but a few. (See, we can hear you singing along to all of them in your head right now as you read this.)

The Marshall Tucker Band will be joined by Southern Rock Legends The Outlaws. The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era.

Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.  

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The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.2.19
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Mavericks • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.2.19

The Mavericks

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Mavericks Tarrytown Music Hall

Music Hall favorites The Mavericks return to Tarrytown for a special 3 Night Run! The masters of country-Latin rock’n’roll, born in the rich cultural mix of Miami then tempered in Nashville’s country hothouse – rode high in the country and rock charts of the 1990s with culture-crossing hits like ‘What A Crying Shame’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down’. Then they conquered Europe with the titanic feel-good party classic ‘Dance The Night Away’, a 400,000-seller in the UK. Yet nothing lasts forever, and in 2004 The Mavericks went on hiatus while frontman Raul Malo explored new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, this most singular of bands has re-established itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on touring and festival circuit across the planet. It’s a reputation based on their irrepressible mix of country, Tex-Mex, rockabilly and Latino sounds plus a riotously entertaining, world-renowned live show. A Mavericks gig is a guaranteed party night encompassing everything from the essential ‘Dance The Night Away’ to the infectious Tejano-ska hybrid of ‘Back In Your Arms Again’ – and, on occasion, even wild cards like a Mavericks take on The Beatles ‘Back In The USSR’. The Mavericks are true American originals, heirs to the great songwriting traditions of Cuba and Miami, of Nashville and San Antonio and Memphis. Now, on their 30th anniversary as a band, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good.

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 • Bull Run • 11.2.19
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

• Bull Run • 11.2.19

The Flying Burrito Bros. 50th Anniversary All Star Tribute

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

The Flying Burrito Bros. 50th Anniversary All Star Tribute Music Without Borders

featuring Greg Harris, Jeff Pevar, David Jackson and David Heffington

The 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute to THE FLYING BURRITO BROS., has finalized its line-up of legacy musicians, culled from The Who’s Who of country rock, Americana & UK classic rock music genres. This is nothing less than a deep dive into the origins of contemporary legends such as The Eagles, their forbears The Byrds, and their descendants – The Flying Burrito Bros., founded in 1969 by Gram Parsons, Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Chris Ethridge and Michael Clarke. Parsons, whose early death and Joshua Tree cremation are the stuff of rock myth, resurrected The Byrds with his dynamic country & western phrasing on 1968’s seminal & influential “Sweetheart of The Rodeo,” following the departure of David Crosby & Gene Clark. Parsons then left with Hillman to form The Flying Burrito Bros.

The band continued through the 1970s, never capturing the Gram Parsons front man dynamic, until 1979 when singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Greg Harris was ‘discovered’ by stalwarts Kleinow, & then Burritos members (Byrds’) bassist Skip Battin & Gib Guilbeau. Greg’s performance of classic Parsons’ material was uncanny. This era of the band, mostly intact, continued into the 1990s.

GREG HARRIS, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist arrived in LA signed to RCA Records in 1977. He worked a short stint in the infamous Palomino Club house band. He did session work for everyone from The Everly Brothers, Alabama & Gene Parsons, joining The Flying Burrito Bros. in 1979 and recorded two projects, "Live in Tokyo" in 79’ and "The Burrito Bros Live In Europe” in 86’.

JEFF PEVAR, sought after guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist is possibly best known for his touring & recording work with sixties music icons, David Crosby, CSN, Phil Lesh & Friends, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Jazz is Dead & Jefferson Starship, with whom he played bass for the Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tour. He also supported Bette Midler, Rickie Lee Jones and many others.

DAVID JACKSON, bassist - has amassed such a heady range of credits, it would be impossible to list all of them. He has toured/ recorded with Jackson Browne, Dillard & Clarke, John Denver, T-Bone Burnett, Joe Cocker, Glen Campbell, Linda Rosnstadt and Hoyt Axton with whom he famously co-wrote Three Dog Night’s #1 chart topping Bilboard hit - “Joy To The World.”

DON HEFFINGTON, drummer/percussionist from Los Angeles learned to play from his Grandmother at 9. He has recorded with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakum, & Sheryl Crow; and, toured with Lowell George, Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams.

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Michael Franti & Spearhead • Garde Arts Center • 11.2.19
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Franti & Spearhead • Garde Arts Center • 11.2.19

Michael Franti & Spearhead

with Devon Gilfillian

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Michael Franti & Spearhead Music Without Borders

An American rapper, musician, poet, activist, documentarian, and singer-songwriter, Michael Franti, creator and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock.  Franti is an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues, especially as an advocate for peace in the Middle East.

Franti believes that there is a great battle taking place in the world today between cynicism and optimism, so he made his most recent album, Stay Human Vol. II, to remind himself and anyone else who’s listening, that there is still good in the world and that it is worth fighting for. The album has seen early critical acclaim and soared to the top of the charts including, #1 Billboard Independent Album Sales, #1 iTunes Top Albums Singer/Songwriter (US and AUS).

The songs on Stay Human Vol. II was inspired by Franti’s new self-directed documentary Stay Human, which has recently won an array of awards on the film festival circuit. Stay Human features “heroic everyday people” whose stories have inspired the singer, activist, and yoga practitioner during his travels around the world. Stay Human Vol. II is the 10th LP from Michael Franti & Spearhead, featuring the group’s signature sound. It follows three consecutive albums that climbed into the top 5 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart. He’s also charted five singles in the top 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart and had eight songs reach the top 25 on the Triple-A Chart. His hit, “Say Hey” has accumulated more than 2 million downloads worldwide. Franti also had a No. 1 hit single with his 2010 song, “The Sound of Sunshine.”

The album and film are both part of a multi-pronged effort to spread positivity through Franti’s music, Soulshine Bali hotel that he built as a home for yoga destination retreats, and Do It For The Love, a non-profit he and his wife, Sara Agah Franti, founded in 2013 to bring people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans to live concerts. To date, Do It For The Love has granted more than 2,000 wishes with the support of more than 100 artists.

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Grunin Center • 11.7.19
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Grunin Center • 11.7.19

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Cowboy Junkies Music Without Borders

Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled its own path. In 1988, they proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise — and it was compelling. With their new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded. An Evening with Cowboy Junkies will traverse the new album and three decades of their unique history.

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Dana Fuchs • SOPAC - Folk in the Loft • 11.7.19
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Dana Fuchs • SOPAC - Folk in the Loft • 11.7.19

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Dana Fuchs

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM at SOPAC Folk in the Loft

Dana Fuchs Music Without Borders

Dana Fuchs’ dazzling career began in the early aughts when she ignited the New York club scene with a run of Soul-drenched albums and a voice acclaimed by Classic Rock magazine as “juke-joint dirty and illicit, evoking Joplin, Jagger and a cigarette bobbing in a glass of bourbon.”

It takes a brave artist to rip it up and start again. Anyone who has followed the life and times of Dana Fuchs will know this fearless New Yorker has always broken the boundaries in pursuit of art and truth. She blazed her own trail with her fourth, hotly anticipated album, Love Lives On, on which she bursts defiant from her darkest days with a sound inspired by the siren call of American Soul. “It’s a new beginning for me in every way,” Dana explains. “I’m looking forward to starting chapter two…”

Of course, chapter one was quite a ride. Raised in rural Florida, Dana Fuchs made her mark after a move to New York City, where she ignited Manhattan’s Blues-Rock circuit with her burnt-honey vocals and bruisingly honest songwriting. Meanwhile, her band’s acclaimed studio catalogue grew steadily, with 2011’s Love To Beg toasted as Classic Rock’s Blues album of the month and 2013’s Bliss Avenue dubbed “blisteringly good” by Bluesdoodles.

Now, out of that fascinating early career emerges an older, wiser Dana Fuchs, armed with the album of her life. New label. New city. New sound. New possibilities for an artist who has so far only hinted at her potential. “Love Lives On,” she says, “is who I am at this moment in time, captured on tape…” “This album is all about hope and perseverance,” she says. “It’s a new beginning for me in every way…”


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On A Winter's Night • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.7.19
Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

On A Winter's Night • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.7.19

On A Winter’s Night

Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin & Cliff Eberhardt

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

On A Winter's Night Music Without Borders

Presenting the 25th Anniversary concerts of “On A Winter’s Night” from veteran singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler and Cliff Eberhardt. These are among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades. In 1994 Christine Lavin gathered them together, along with folk and Americana artists to showcase music of the Winter Season on the now classic On a Winter’s Night CD, followed by several years of touring collaborations. These artists have released dozens of recordings and toured steadily through the decades, with fond memories of their touring days together.

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Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The F.M. Kirby Center  • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Marshall Tucker Band with Special Guests The Outlaws • The F.M. Kirby Center • 11.8.19

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Marshall Tucker Band
with Special Guests The Outlaws

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Marshall Tucker Band Music Without Borders

Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment you cue them up, you inevitably find certain artists have a deeper resonance than others when it comes to providing the soundtrack that mirrors the highs and lows of your own life. The Marshall Tucker Band is one such group that continues to have a profound level of impact on successive generations of listeners who’ve been searchin’ for a rainbow and found it perfectly represented by this tried-and-true Southern institution for over five decades. 

The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since. Plus, the band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over in its wake. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of indelible hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testifying travelogue warning of “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” and the unquenchable yearning pitch of “Ramblin’,” to name but a few. (See, we can hear you singing along to all of them in your head right now as you read this.)

The Marshall Tucker Band will be joined by Southern Rock Legends The Outlaws. The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era.

Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.  

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with special guest The Adam Ezra Group • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes with special guest The Adam Ezra Group • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.8.19

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

with special guest The Adam Ezra Group

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Music Without Borders

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, and though they carried over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Jukes evolved as more of a white R&B horn band in the Memphis Stax Records tradition. Organized by singer John Lyon, guitarist/songwriter Steve Van Zandt (who decamped for the E Street Band in 1975, but continued to produce, manage, and write songs for the Jukes) and Richie Rosenberg, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “I Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin’ a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It’s For Real.”   In a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nanoseconds, simply surviving for thirty-plus years is a rare accomplishment. But Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have not only survived, they have flourished: more than thirty albums, several Eps and a box set; thousands of live performances around the globe; a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans; dozens of classic songs; a release named by Rolling Stone one of the “top 100 albums of the 70s and 80s.”

It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin' essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but front man Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: COMMUNITY. To the musicians at the heart of AEG, community is epitomized by a belief they all share, one that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world.

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The Nerds • The Heights • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Nerds • The Heights • 11.8.19

The Nerds

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Heights

The Nerds Music Without Borders

The Nerds (Spaz, Mongo, Biff and Stretch) are America’s Party Band Fun-omenom! Since forming in 1985, the band has wowed audiences from their home state of New Jersey all the way to the Bahamas. They have performed on shows like The View and Last Call with Carson Daly and were named the house band for MTV’s ‘Ultimate Cover Band Contest.’ They have played many celebrity-hosted events and have provided entertainment for countless corporate clients including Microsoft, Google, Merrill Lynch, and the pharma companies throughout the Princeton Corridor. The Nerds have shared the stage with some of music’s biggest acts – including Sheryl Crow, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Train – and have performed for a number of prominent political figures. Every so often, you may even catch a famous fan like Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, or Dickie Betts joining them on stage for a couple songs!


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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Landmark on Main Street • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies • Landmark on Main Street • 11.8.19

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Cowboy Junkies Music Without Borders

Anyone who has been following Cowboy Junkies' three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled on its own path. From the auspicious debut of Whites Off Earth Now and the subsequent international breakthrough with The Trinity Session, to the group's Nomad Series of themed albums (2010-2012), Cowboy Junkies have never let music business trends dictate where the band was headed.

Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael's lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 25 albums. "I've known Alan longer than I've known Pete," says Michael. "We were friends before Pete was born."

Unlike most long-lasting groups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There's an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working. "It's that intimacy and understanding of what each one of us brings to the table," says Michael. "Even if the world doesn't know it, we do."

Cowboy Junkies are not following anyone else's guidebook. It's advice Margo gave to her 15-year-old son, who is an aspiring musician in his own band. "He asked me, 'How do you come up with the next 'latest thing'? I told him, 'Don't try. It's your music. ... Just love what you're doing and do it your own way."

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The Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40 • Garde Arts Center • 11.8.19
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40 • Garde Arts Center • 11.8.19

The Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

servlet-2.pngThe Machine performs Pink Floyd: The Wall @40 Music Without Borders

When Pink Floyd released The Wall in 1979 it brought the legendary band into a different realm. The Machine presents a special 40th Anniversary performance of The Wall in its entirety as only The Machine can, plus an encore featuring fan favorites from other Floyd albums. Featuring the Interstellar Lights.

THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd, America's top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters across North America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic.

The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine explores collective improvisation rivaling that of an early 1970's Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Floyd of the 1980's. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. Special shows include lasers by the same company that provides classic Pink Floyd laser effects for Roger Waters and David Gilmour tours. 

The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and long time band mates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).

"They duplicate the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy, and they play for a hell of a long time."   - Matt Diehl - Rolling Stone

"These guys are great!" - Bob Ezrin - Co-Producer, Pink Floyd's The Wall

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Ryan Hamilton • Hawaii Theatre • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan Hamilton • Hawaii Theatre • 11.9.19

Ryan Hamilton

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre Center

Ryan Hamilton Music Without Borders

Ryan recently released his first stand-up special. The one-hour Netflix original “Happy Face,” follows a wealth of television appearances and a non-stop headlining tour. Armed with the unique perspective of growing up in rural Idaho to become a favorite in the New York stand-up comedy scene, he’s one-of-a-kind. He’s been named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch, and recent appearances include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and opening spots for Jerry Seinfeld. Ryan is endearing stand-up lovers, and his future is bright.

“One of the most reliably funny regulars at the Comedy Cellar, an observational comic who often riffs on the absurdity of his own wholesomeness.” – The New York Times

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Flying Burrito Brothers 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute • Landmark on Main Street •
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Flying Burrito Brothers 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute • Landmark on Main Street •

Flying Burrito Brothers 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Flying Burrito Bros Music Without Borders

The 50th Anniversary All-Star Tribute to The Flying Burrito Bros. has a lineup of legacy musicians culled from The Who's Who of Country Rock and Americana music genres. It's a deep dive into the origins of the band that was founded in 1969 by Gram Parsons, Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Chris Ethridge and Michael Clarke.

Greg Harris, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist arrived in LA signed to RCA Records in 1977. He worked a short stint in the infamous Palomino Club house band. He did session work for everyone from The Everly Brothers, Alabama & Gene Parsons, joining The Flying Burrito Bros. in 1979 and recorded two projects, Live in Tokyo in 79' and The Burrito Bros Live In Europe in 86'.

Jeff Pevar, sought after guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist - is possibly best known for his touring & recording work with sixties music icons, David Crosby, CSN, Phil Lesh & Friends, Joe Cocker, Ray Charles, Jazz is Dead & Jefferson Starship, with whom he played bass for the Woodstock 40th Anniversary Tour. He also supported Bette Midler, Rickie Lee Jones and many others.

David Jackson, bassist - has amassed such a heady range of credits, it would be impossible to list all of them. He has toured/ recorded with Jackson Browne, Dillard & Clarke, John Denver. T-Bone Burnett, Joe Cocker, Glen Campbell, Linda Rosnstadt and Hoyt Axton with whom he famously co-wrote Three Dog Night's #1 chart topping Bilboard hit - Joy To The World.

Don Heffington, drummer/percussionist from Los Angeles learned to play from his grandmother at 9. He has recorded with Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakum, & Sheryl Crow to name only a few; and, toured with Lowell George, Emmylou Harris & Lucinda Williams to name only a few.

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The Machine performs Pink Floyd • Palace Theater • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Machine performs Pink Floyd • Palace Theater • 11.9.19

The Machine performs Pink Floyd

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Palace Theater

The Machine performs Pink Floyd Music Without Borders

The Machine performs Pink Floyd, America's top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters, premier showcase rooms and casinos across North America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies, as well as the Buffalo Philharmonic.

The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine explores collective improvisation rivaling that of an early 1970's Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Floyd of the 1980's. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. Special shows include lasers by the same company that provides classic Pink Floyd laser effects for Roger Waters and David Gilmour tours.

The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and longtime band mates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).

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Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble • SOPAC • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble • SOPAC • 11.9.19

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Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Savion Glover Music Without Borders

In his latest stage concert, the Tony Award- winning, tap-dancing phenomenon applies his unique sense of musicality and his incredible stage presence to familiar compositions all the way from exploratory classics by John Coltrane to original movements by Savion Glover. While highlighting Tap as the leading instrument, Savion & The Ideal Ensemble will bring audiences an unavoidable celebratory experience through sound and abstract instrumentation.

Savion Glover made his Broadway debut at age 11 in The Tap Dance Kid (1985) before earning his first Tony nomination at age 15 for Black and Blue (1989). He worked with George Wolfe on Jelly’s Last Jam (1992) and Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996), earning him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. Another Tony Award nomination followed in 2016 for Shuffle Along.

He conquered Hollywood when he appeared with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. in Tap, Spike Lee’s Bamboozled and the acclaimed Academy Award-winning 2006 Warner Brothers release of Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2, both choreographed by Savion Glover. 

Savion Glover has also enjoyed dancing on concert stages throughout the world with legendary Jazz musicians such as Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. In his hometown of Newark New Jersey, Savion Glover holds the honor of being on the Board of Directors at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where he also serves as its Dance Ambassador.

Dance performances at SOPAC are supported in part by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

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Ani DiFranco • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.9.19
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Ani DiFranco • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.9.19

Ani Difranco

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Ani Difranco Music Without Borders

Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Greg Brown, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more. Her most recent album Binary was released in June 2017 on Righteous Babe Records and her memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream was released in May 2019 by Viking Books. Special Guest TBD

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The Zen Tricksters • Landmark on Main Street • 11.10.19
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Zen Tricksters • Landmark on Main Street • 11.10.19

The Zen Tricksters

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Zen Trickers Music Without Borders

"Before there was a jam band scene, there were The Zen Tricksters..." -- Rolling Stone's Frickes Picks by David Frickes.

The Zen Tricksters have done it all. This pioneering New York jam band melds lifetimes of music appreciation into psychedelic originality spanning the universes of jazz, the Grateful Dead, and beyond conjuring the new and inventive. The Zen Tricksters' inspired songwriting adds layers of magic to their heavy canon, and they will rock you with the power backed by 40 years of unparalleled experience.

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Zen Tricksters have four albums of original material, and one live double-disc recorded at the Rex Foundation Benefit Black-Tie Ball in 2005. Phil Lesh, so impressed by the studio-jams of their second CD, A Love Surreal, tapped two members to be part of his Phil & Friends collective.

The Zen Tricksters are: Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco, Dave Diamond, Tom Circosta, Klyph Black, and Jennifer Markard

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Patty Griffin • Troy Music Hall • 11.12.19
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Patty Griffin • Troy Music Hall • 11.12.19

Patty Griffin

with special guest Rose Cousins

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Troy Music Hall

Patty Griffin Music Without Borders

Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, the GRAMMY® Award winner – and seven-time nominee – has crafted nine classic studio albums and two live collections, a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for “[writing] cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…(her) songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends.”

Patty has announced the release of her long-awaited new album. The acclaimed singer-songwriter’s 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN arrived Friday, March 8 on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The album was recorded predominantly at Griffin’s home in Austin, TX, with Griffin and longtime collaborator Craig Ross co-producing, while the band is made up of a number of friends and frequent accompanists, including Ross, guitarist David Pulkingham, drummer/percussionist Conrad Choucroun, cellist Lindsey Verrill, pianist Stephen Barber, and Robert Plant, who contributes backing vocals to the LP’s “What Now” and “Coins.”

A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. She deeply values being part of multiple music communities, and is constantly fueled by collaboration. Cousins’ 2012 album We Have Made A Spark celebrated her Boston community and featured a cast of musicians Cousins had known and played music with for a decade. It won a JUNO Award, 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and made picks/best of lists in USA Today, NPR Music and Oprah Magazine.  Her music has found its way into several TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy.

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • Bull Run • 11.14.19
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • Bull Run • 11.14.19

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Carl Palmer Music Without Borders

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!

Carl Palmer
celebrates the music of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and ELP.

Rock legend Carl Palmer is one of the most highly regarded drummers of all time. His explosive technique, speedy hands, sheer power and indulgent, often showy tendencies place him in at the top of the drum pantheon alongside Rush's Neil Peart. Palmer will always be remembered as a founding member of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP), a band that was an exciting and daring progressive outfit consisting of a trio of young superstars: Palmer, bassist/vocalist Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson) and keyboard wizard Keith Emerson (of the Nice). Some will remember that he has also pounded the skins in a number of outfits like The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster and Asia (with whom he still performs).

The Carl Palmer Band is filled out by two young, virtuoso performers: bassist Simon Fitzpatrick and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz. Bielatowicz has amazing skills, recalling the young Eddie Van Halen, while Clayton lays down a steady rhythm for him dance around. Bielatowicz’s incredible fretwork helps to create a harder, more modern edge as the band, with the veteran Palmer’s relentless drumming at the fore, offers furious takes on some of ELP’s most progressive instrumental numbers.

Hear the greatest rock instrumental hits of ELP, completely re-invented for guitar, bass & drums. Critics have called this one "One of the most exciting live shows currently on tour.

Rolling Stone declares Carl Palmer one of the 10 Greatest Drummers of all time.
Progressive Music Awards, Carl Palmer given the Virtuoso award celebrating a career spanning more than 40 years.

Arguably the greatest drummer since Buddy Rich, Palmer is as good now as he ever was." - Daniel Knighton, San Diego Concerts Examiner

"...a drummer near the height of his powers, clearly in tune with the past and the present." - Ken Micallef, Modern Drummer

"Palmer has lost none of his steam or power... His drums drive the trio's powerful playing with the same energy he brought to ELP in the 1970s." - Howard Whitman, Classic Rock Revisted

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Buddy Guy • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.14.19
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Buddy Guy • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.14.19

Buddy Guy

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Buddy Guy Music Without Borders

The Blues Legend and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy returns in support of his most recent album The Blues Is Alive and Well. The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 82-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. In addition to bringing the house down for a recent sold-out performance commemorating the closing of New York City's B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill, he recently appeared on David Letterman's Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. A truly restless and energetic performer, The Blues Is Alive and Well is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

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Tom Rush • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 11.15.19
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Rush • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 11.15.19

Tom Rush

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Tom Rush Music Without Borders

Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with countless hits and has left his stamp on generations of artists. His impact on the American music scene has been profound, as he helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s. Artists like James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, and countless others have cited Tom as major influences.

As vital and engaging as ever, Tom is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, The Remember Song, for his generation that’s gone viral with over 7 million views.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings. Learn More.


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The Smithereens with guest volcalist Marshall Crenshaw • Landmark on Main Street • 11.15.19
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Smithereens with guest volcalist Marshall Crenshaw • Landmark on Main Street • 11.15.19

The Smithereens

with guest volcalist Marshall Crenshaw

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Smithereens with Marshall Crenshaw Music Without Borders

Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock'n'roll for 39 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area from Kenny's Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Court Tavern and Stone Pony in NJ. As The Smithereens' fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Saturday Night Live. They've since performed on stages coast to coast from the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to the Meadowlands Arena in NJ to Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, and internationally from Europe to Australia. Tour mates have included Tom Petty, Squeeze, The Pretenders, Lou Reed, and Ramones, among others.

The Smithereens' take no prisoners sound, reflecting their Garden State roots, has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500+ live shows. Their most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. They've also inspired generations of musicians, including Kurt Cobain, who counted The Smithereens as a major influence on Nirvana.

And with the 2017 passing of Pat DiNizio, the surviving members have decided to persevere and carry on their shared musical legacy. Using guest vocalists including Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms and Marshall Crenshaw, they continue to entertain and rock fans all over the U.S. and the world!

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Buddy Guy • Garde Arts Center • 11.15.19
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Buddy Guy • Garde Arts Center • 11.15.19

Buddy Guy

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Buddy Guy Music Without Borders

At age 82, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. He has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

The title of Buddy Guy's latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist's eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015's Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. 

The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 82-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammys, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck.  A truly restless and energetic performer, The Blues Is Alive and Well is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

Among the contributors to fifteen tracks on The Blues Is Alive and Well: young gun James Bay, as well as Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.

And even as Guy pushes forward with his astounding career, he's careful not to forget his late contemporaries who inspired him along the way. "I went to sleep yesterday and woke up and all the great blues players are no longer with us. Muddy, Wolf, B.B.—they're all gone. Before they passed away, when they were in their prime, we used to have a drink and a laugh and talk about how when one of us is gone, the others have to keep it going. I'm trying to do something to keep this music that I love so well alive."

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National Geographic LIVE Life on the Vertical: Mark Synott • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.15.19
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

National Geographic LIVE Life on the Vertical: Mark Synott • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.15.19

National Geographic LIVE Life on the Vertical: Mark Synott

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Nat Geo Live Music Without Borders

Mark Synnott is a pioneering big wall climber and one of the most prolific adventurers of his generation. His search for unclimbed and unexplored rock walls has taken him on nearly 30 expeditions to places like Alaska, Baffin Island, Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland, Patagonia, Guyana, Venezuela, Pakistan, Nepal, India, China, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Russia, Cameroon, Chad, Borneo, Oman and Pitcairn Island. One of the first climbers to explore Baffin Island's remote east coast, Mark has been on five trips to the island, and has pioneered four big wall first ascents on the east coast, including a grade VII on the 4700-foot north face of Polar Sun Spire -- an epic wall that required the team to spend 36 nights in portaledges. In Auyuittuq National Park, Mark completed the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Odin via a 5000' couloir. His book: "Baffin Island: Climbing, Trekking, Skiing" was published in 2007. In Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountains, Mark established two grade VII big wall first ascents -- The Ship of Fools on Shipton Spire and Parallel Worlds on Great Trango Tower. The latter, a 6000-foot wall topping out over 20,000 feet is one of the longest rock climbs in the world. Closer to home, Mark has climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan 22 times, including several one-day ascents.


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Into the Mystic - A Tribute to Van Morrison  • The Heights  •  11.16.19
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Into the Mystic - A Tribute to Van Morrison • The Heights • 11.16.19

Into the Mystic - A Tribute to Van Morrison

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Heights

Into The Mystic Music Without Borders

Spanning over 5 decades, the musical catalog and work of Van Morrison has been a steady stream of inspiration for musicians and countless others who choose to include them in the soundtracks of our their lives. “With one of the most revered catalogs in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison’s past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements and still stirs excitement and keen anticipation.”

Drawing from his complete collection of works, “Into the Mystic”, seeks to recreate the spirit and energy of Morrison’s Music and pay respects to a man who himself is a hard act to catch and most humbly follow in 2018. Bridging this gap, 8 piece- Into the Mystic, Led by vocalist Justin Panigutti (formerly of Bearquarium), is comprised of some of the area’s finest musicians and portrayers, coming together to produce an evening of Van Morrison’s finest work and promising to be a musical experience not to disappoint.

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas • Garde Arts Center • 11.17.19

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas Music Without Borders

This holiday season, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will take the same originality, wit, and virtuosic musical performances that have garnered them over 1 billion views on YouTube to revitalize the idea of a Christmas tour itself, in their multi-city “A Very Postmodern Christmas” tour.

The tour will feature PMJ’s rotating retro collective of show stopping vocalists, dancers, and instrumentalists as they mashup timeless holiday classics and today’s pop hits in the “vintage” styles of 20s hot jazz, doo wop, and Motown that have brought the group international acclaim. Put simply: it’s the holiday show equivalent of Bing Crosby singing “Little Drummer Boy” with David Bowie.

Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Long Island-born Scott Bradlee grew up with a taste for jazz and classic standards, and he rose to a successful career playing supper clubs and night spots in New York City. By his own admission, Bradlee regarded most pop and rock tunes as unrefined, but, as he himself put it, “As a relentless devil’s advocate, I then found that by simply altering the context of such songs, I could find quite a bit of artistic merit inside of them.”

In 2009, Bradlee released a digital single, “Hello My Ragtime ’80s,” in which he grafted familiar lines from 20 pop hits of the ’80s into a medley played in traditional ragtime style. Bradlee then began experimenting with live mashups; during his weekly appearances at Robert Restaurant in the Big Apple’s Columbus Circle, he would perform numbers that interpolated elements from popular tunes both past and present, and recordings of these experiments were compiled into a digital album, Mashups by Candlelight. The performances were popular enough that Bradlee released a second Mashups by Candlelight collection, but he enjoyed his greatest popular success when he began using his ideas as the basis for a series of YouTube videos.

In 2012, Bradlee got his first taste of viral success when he released A Motown Tribute to Nickelback, in which he and a handful of musicians and vocalists reworked a handful of tunes by the Canadian hard rock act into ’60s influenced R&B arrangements. Becoming more ambitious, Bradlee began working with a rotating group of musicians dubbed Postmodern Jukebox (often featuring vocalist Robyn Adele Anderson) who tackled Bradlee’s arrangements which cast current pop songs in radically different styles, usually in live sessions filmed with a single camera in Bradlee’s home.

As Bradlee wrote on his website, “My goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get my audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of Silly Putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities — just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours.”

After Postmodern Jukebox’s cover of “We Can’t Stop” racked up over four million views on YouTube, Bradlee and his crew became official internet stars, appearing on the TV chat show “Good Morning America” and being interviewed on National Public Radio.

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Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band • Palace Theater • 11.17.19
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band • Palace Theater • 11.17.19

Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Palace Theater

Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Music Without Borders

Buddy Guy and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band team up for one incredible blues concert at the Palace Theater.

Buddy Guy

The title of Buddy Guy's latest album says it all: The Blues Is Alive and Well. The legendary blues artist's eighteenth solo LP and follow-up to 2015's Born to Play Guitar showcases his raw and unadulterated sound, its fifteen tracks a true pleasure for aficionados and genre newcomers alike. "I got children and grandchildren who didn't know who I was, but nowadays we can play outdoor concerts and see kids that are eight, nine, twelve years old coming to me and saying, 'I didn't know who you was, but I read what Eric Clapton said about you,'" Guy explains when discussing his mindset around the new record. "I'm always trying to make an album that someone accidentally plays where some kid hears it, picks up a guitar, and helps keep the blues alive."

And it only takes one listen to "The Blues Is Alive and Well" to realize that Guy's mission has been more than accomplished here. The record is arriving on the heels of a spate of high visibility for the 82-year-old performer: at the 2016 Grammy's, he picked up a trophy for “Best Blues Album” honoring Born to Play Guitar, and that same year he hit the road for a U.S. tour opening for Jeff Beck. In addition to bringing the house down for a recent sold-out performance commemorating the closing of New York City's B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill, he recently appeared on David Letterman's Netflix talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. A truly restless and energetic performer, "The Blues Is Alive and Well" is the latest triumph in an already-legendary career.

I'm trying to do something to keep this music that I love so well alive." And with "The Blues Is Alive and Well," it's clear that the music—and Guy himself—ain't going away anytime soon.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it's played in service to an entire genre.

Utter the phrase "young blues rock guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens.

In a 20+ year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. From television performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (amongst others) to features in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Maxim Magazine, Blender, Spin, USA Today and more, his musical career has been nothing short of phenomenal.

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band includes Noah Hunt (Vocals), Chris "Whipper" Layton (Drums), Kevin McCormick (Bass), Joe Krown (Piano)

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • SOPAC • 11.17.19
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy • SOPAC • 11.17.19

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Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Music Without Borders

A drummer’s drummer, Carl Palmer anchored Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and the legendary Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ELP megahits including “Picture’s At An Exhibition,” “Lucky Man,” “From the Beginning” and “Tarkus” helped define Progressive Rock. Now, Carl has reinvented the music of ELP with this new trio that captures all the power of its hits in hard driving instrumental performances that are winning raves globally.

“When Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy comes to your town, you’ve got to see the show…it’s a dynamo.” –Vintage Rock

The Progressive Rock boom of the late ’60s and early ’70s produced its own pantheon of superstars — Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman at the keyboards, guitarists Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson and Chris Squire on the bass all come to mind. Among the drummers in the field, Carl Palmer stands out as the best known of them all — he has peers within the genre, to be sure, including Michael Giles, and at least one rival, Bill Bruford, who transcends the field, but Palmer is easily the biggest name, principally by virtue of his work with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Palmer was born in England’s West Midlands in 1950, placing him among the youngest members of his generation of Rock musicians. He was an indifferent student within the context of formal education, a frequent truant who preferred to practice his drums, and he was serious enough to take lessons with a proper teacher in London. He reached his teens just as the Liverpool sound started sweeping the country; he was a fan of the Beatles, but already Palmer had musical idols far removed from anyone who had come out of the Cavern Club and other Merseyside venues, including drummer Buddy Rich, whom he came to know personally (after brazenly showing up at his hotel on one occasion when the American legend was on tour in England), Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Gene Krupa and other figures from jazz and the big-band swing era. He was also influenced R&B and was already a formidable player when he joined his first professional group, originally known as the King Bees but later rechristened the Craig. They were a solid R&B-based band, and on their first record, recorded when Carl was just 16 years old, revealed a prowess that might have made Keith Moon, if he’d been listening, start keeping an ear pointed in his direction.

He found a steady gig easily enough with Chris Farlowe’s backing band the Thunderbirds, playing alongside Albert Lee et al. for a couple of years and followed this with a stint in the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Out of that, and his friendship with keyboard player Vincent Crane, he co-founded Atomic Rooster. While working with Atomic Rooster, Carl realized he liked working with small groups, preferably a trio, in which he got to open up his playing and try doing some of the things that he’d long admired in the work of his idols like Buddy Rich and Art Blakey. In 1970, following his exit from Atomic Rooster, Palmer managed to cross paths with Greg Lake, a bassist/guitarist/singer who was a refugee from the first lineup of King Crimson and Keith Emerson of the Nice, who had split with his group amid a chaotic year that saw the collapse of its label, Immediate Records. In a sense, Palmer was the vertex of the triangle formed by the three personalities, a Beatles fan and a Pop/Rock listener like Lake, but also a Jazz enthusiast like Emerson. Within a year of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut in the summer of 1970, Palmer had become one of the most idolized Rock drummers in the world.

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Clay Walker • Hawaii Theatre • 11.21.19
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Clay Walker • Hawaii Theatre • 11.21.19

Clay Walker

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

Clay Walker Music Without Borders

Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God-given talent that has made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart-toppers as “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.” (The latter two songs each spent two weeks at the summit.) He’s enjoyed his share of success at the cash registers and has consistently been one of the busiest artists on the road. He’s scored four platinum-selling albums, signifying sales of a million units, and two gold albums, discs that sold over 500,0000 units.

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Gaelic Storm • SOPAC • 11.22.19
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Gaelic Storm • SOPAC • 11.22.19

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Gaelic Storm

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Gaelic Storm Music Without Borders

It's hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that's exactly what makes Gaelic Storm a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it's a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it's best summed up in the words of co-founder Patrick Murphy: "The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We're here for them."

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Grunin Center • 11.22.19
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Grunin Center • 11.22.19

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Max Weinberg's Jukebox Music Without Borders

Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band—where the group played 89 concerts nearly four hours long each night in 15 countries amassing $300,000,000 in ticket sales, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg announces a new touring concept for the small venue—“Max Weinberg’s Jukebox”.

A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create in real time the set list he and his crack four piece group will play that night. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll your guests get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs– everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played!

That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying. How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized.

Weinberg, the driving rhythmic force propelling The E Street Band for 43 years, is also known to millions of fans for his 17 year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic rock groups to leading his eponymous band on NBC’s “Late Night” and “The Tonight Show”. And if that wasn’t enough Weinberg managed to do both gigs simultaneously from 1999-2009.

Throughout his 50 year professional career Weinberg has played with some of the biggest and most diverse names in music-—James Brown, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, BB King, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Stevie Winwood, Sheryl Crow—even Isaac Hayes performing his legendary “Shaft” with a 30 piece orchestra Max conducted on the Late Night broadcast.

In 2009 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performed the halftime show at Super Bowl 43 to the largest audience ever recorded for that event—over 100,000,000 people. Weinberg also has the distinction of being the drummer on the two biggest selling rock albums in history—Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” and Meatloaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell”.

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Gaelic Storm • Landmark on Main Street • 11.23.19
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Gaelic Storm • Landmark on Main Street • 11.23.19

Gaelic Storm

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Gaelic Storm Music Without Borders

It's hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that's exactly what makes Gaelic Storm a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers.

The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it's a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Each band member, in their own way, expresses a deep gratitude for their fans, but it's best summed up in the words of co-founder Patrick Murphy: "The fans are the ones that have given us this life. We're here for them."

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Journeyman - A Tribute to Eric Clapton • The Heights • 11.23.19
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Journeyman - A Tribute to Eric Clapton • The Heights • 11.23.19

Journeyman - A Tribute to Eric Clapton

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Heights

Journeyman Music Without Borders

Shaun Hague has built quite the resume in the last decade of his life. At just 17, he was named “The Best Young Blues Guitarist” by The House of Blues and by 21, the young guitarist was playing guitar for blues phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd. His career has also seen him sharing the stage with Amos Lee, John Waite, Terra Naomi, performing on Jay Leno and sitting in with John Fogerty.

In honor of his biggest musical influence (Eric Clapton), Hague has been making waves with his Journeyman – A Tribute to Eric Clapton. The show features Robert Monroe (keys/vocals), Darius Peterson (drums) and Laura Lopardo (backing vocals). Together, they provide a powerful performance of all aspects of Clapton’s career from Bluesbreakers to From The Cradle!

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Tony Yazbeck • SOPAC • 11.23.19
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Yazbeck • SOPAC • 11.23.19

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An Evening with Broadway’s

Tony Yazbeck

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at SOPAC

Tony Yazbeck Music Without Borders

Since his Broadway debut as a newsboy in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck has continued to land coveted roles and garner critical acclaim—including a Tony Award nomination for the leading role in On the Town (2014). With “just the right balance of masculinity and vulnerability,” Yazbeck creates a “spellbinding” one-man show, inviting audiences to join him on an honest, emotional journey along life’s ups and downs as told through the lyrics of classic show tunes, new standards and dazzling tap dancing.

Tony Yazbeck most recently debuted his solo show with Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. He also recently starred as the title role in The Scarlet Pimpernel in concert at Lincoln Center. Other recent credits include The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company, the Encores! production of A Chorus Line and the PBS Great Performances special: The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood. Prior to that, he starred in the Susan Stroman/Harold Prince–helmed Japan and Broadway productions of Prince of Broadway for which he received the Chita Rivera Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations.

For the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town, he won the Astaire Award and was nominated for Tony, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle awards for his virtuosic performance. His other Broadway credits include Finding NeverlandChicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tulsa; Outer Critics Circle nomination), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!Never Gonna Dance and Gypsy with Tyne Daly at the age of 11. Off-Broadway credits include Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard Theatre) and Crazy For You (MCP), Fanny Hill (York Theatre) and for New York City Center Encores! he has appeared in Little MeOn the TownGypsyThe Apple TreeA Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Pardon My English. Regional theatre credits include Alliance, Barrington, Williamstown, Hartford Stage, Goodman, The Muny (St. Louis), Goodspeed (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Signature (Helen Hayes Award), Trinity Rep, Paper Mill and Old Globe. Mr. Yazbeck was seen internationally in Kiss Me, Kate at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

His television and film credits include BillionsSmash and the feature documentary Every Little Step. In concert, he has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas; Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops under the baton of Steven Reineke; with National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap with Michael Barrett; at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrating Leonard Bernstein; with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Symphony at the L.A. Arboretum. Mr. Yazbeck also stars in his own song and dance show. His debut album, The Floor Above Me, has been released digitally and on CD by PS Classics.

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Dark Star Orchestra • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.24.19
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dark Star Orchestra • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.24.19

Dark Star Orchestra

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Dark Star Orchestra Music Without Borders

Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

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Mike Epps • Hawaii Theatre • 11.29.19
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Mike Epps • Hawaii Theatre • 11.29.19

Mike Epps

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

Mike Epps Music Without Borders

Mike Epps is generating an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent. In spring 2018 Harper Collins published Epps’s autobiography called Unsuccessful Thug, written by Mike about his life and childhood; growing up in poverty and how comedy saved his life. He recently wrapped the Amazon feature “Troup Zero” starring opposite Viola Davis, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan; He is currently shooting the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” starring opposite Eddie Murphy.

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Manhattan Comedy Night • Tarrytown Music • 11.29.19
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan Comedy Night • Tarrytown Music • 11.29.19

Manhattan Comedy Night

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Manhattan Comedy Night Music Without Borders

An annual tradition at the Music Hall! Continue the Thanksgiving weekend party with an evening of hilarious stand up featuring NYC comedy club veterans. Complete lineup will be announced shortly!

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The Smithereens with Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.30.19
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Smithereens with Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw • Tarrytown Music Hall • 11.30.19

The Smithereens with Special Guest Marshall Crenshaw

Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Founded in New Jersey in 1980, The Smithereens have been creating electrifying, original rock’n’roll for 39 years. Jim Babjak (guitar,) Dennis Diken (drums,) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, hailed from Scotch Plains. The band paid its dues in clubs all over the NYC tri-state area from Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village to the Court Tavern and Stone Pony in NJ. As The Smithereens’ fame escalated, they were in heavy rotation on MTV and appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien, and Saturday Night Live. The Smithereens’ take no prisoners sound, reflecting their Garden State roots, has resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and 2500+ live shows. Their most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the bands favorite songs first recorded by other artists. With the 2017 passing of Pat DiNizio, the surviving members have decided to persevere and carry on their shared musical legacy with guest vocalists. Marshall Crenshaw began his recording career with the now-legendary indie single “Something’s Gonna Happen.” His growing notoriety in his adopted hometown of New York City helped to win Crenshaw a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. That collection established Crenshaw as one of the era’s preeminent rock ’ n’ rollers, and that was confirmed by such subsequent albums as Field Day, Downtown, Mary Jean & 9 Others, Good Evening, Life’s Too Short, Miracle of Science, #447, What’s in the Bag? and Jaggedland. Along the way, Crenshaw’s compositions have been covered by a broad array of performers, including Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Marti Jones and the Gin Blossoms, with whom Crenshaw co-wrote the Top 10 single “Til I Hear It From You.”

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Hot Tuna featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • Troy Music Hall • 12.3.19
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hot Tuna featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • Troy Music Hall • 12.3.19

Hot Tuna

Celebrating 50 Years

featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Hot Tuna Music Without Borders

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady are Hot Tuna and they play the blues. They are also Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees (with the Jefferson Airplane). Larry Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist and was a long time guitarist for Bob Dylan. Larry is joined by his wife, guitarist and vocalist Teresa Williams.

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Martha Redbone • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.6.19
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Martha Redbone • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.6.19

Martha Redbone

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Martha Redbone Music Without Borders

One of the most vital voices in American Roots music today,Martha Redbone is celebrated for the tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With the power of her gospel singing African American father’s voice and the determined spirit of her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother, Redbone broadens all boundaries of Americana.

Her latest album, The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake, produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder and Grammy winner John McEuen, is an unexpected twist—“a brilliant collision of cultures” (The New Yorker)—featuring Martha’s magnificent voice, Blake’s immortal words, and a masterful cornucopia of roots music (folk, country, Piedmont blues, gospel, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Southeastern Native American). Redbone and her long-term collaborator, pianist Aaron Whitby, recently created Bone Hill: The Concert, a devised, interdisciplinary musical theater work that brings to light an important piece of American history that has never been told.


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Mandy Patinkin in Concert - DIARIES with Adam Ben-David on piano • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Mandy Patinkin in Concert - DIARIES with Adam Ben-David on piano • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.6.19

Mandy Patinkin in Concert -DIARIES

with Adam Ben-David on piano

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Mandy Patinkin Music Without Borders

Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, presents the acclaimed actor / singer / storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018.  From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

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An Evening with George Winston • Landmark on Main Street • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with George Winston • Landmark on Main Street • 12.6.19

An Evening with George Winston

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

George Winston Music Without Borders

Celebrated pianist George Winston released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records on May 3, 2019.

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He's inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston's music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wonder. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston's place in a chaotic world - his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston's classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017's Spring Carousel - A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums.

Commencing on March 21, George Winston embarks on a U.S. tour to celebrate the release of Restless Wind throughout the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest.

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The 39th Annual John Lennon Tribute with Natalie Merchant • Symphony Space • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

The 39th Annual John Lennon Tribute with Natalie Merchant • Symphony Space • 12.6.19

The 39th Annual John Lennon Tribute

with a special performance by Natalie Merchant

Presented by Theatre Within and Music Without Borders

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Symphony Space

John Lennon Tribute Music Without Borders

Theatre Within’s Annual John Lennon Tribute charity concert joyfully celebrates John Lennon’s life, music and timeless message of peace, love, social justice and activism.

This year’s Tribute will feature a special performance by Natalie Merchant, who will be honored with the 2019 John Lennon Real Award. Recent honorees include Rosanne Cash, Patti Smith and Donovan.

“With her beautiful songs, social activism, and support of charitable causes, Natalie Merchant has truly brightened our world and our hearts. Natalie’s outspokenness on the environment, domestic violence, and special-needs children shines light on these vitally important issues. I am so happy that Theatre Within is honoring her with this year’s John Lennon Real Love Award.” — Yoko Ono

Proceeds from the long-running Tribute help fund Theatre Within’s ongoing free workshops, including the John Lennon Real Love Project songwriting workshop, at Gilda's Club, NYC for children who have lost a parent to cancer and adult cancer survivors

Staring in the spring of 2020, in commemoration of John Lennon’s 80th birthday, Theatre Within will offer the John Lennon Real Love Project to public schools and libraries in the New York tri-state area.

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Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree • Garde Arts Center • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree • Garde Arts Center • 12.6.19

Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

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his year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You (Oct. 11), Keb’s first ever holiday album released throughout his lengthy and successful career. This fall, Keb’ Mo’ will embark on a holiday tour, Jingle Bell Jamboree, which will feature the four-time Grammy-award winning contemporary Blues and Americana artist performing songs off of Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You. 

Over the years, Keb’ Mo' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. From performing in front of President Barack Obama at the White House to the LA Forum with Garth Brooks, Keb’ Mo’ is keeping the Blues alive with the ability to demand the attention of broad audiences spanning the globe. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs while his list of collaborators include Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, and many others.

Keb’ Mo’ has racked up four GRAMMY awards with the most recent being a 2017 GRAMMY for “Best Contemporary Blues Album,” for TajMo, a collaborative effort with legendary bluesman Taj Mahal. He has also earned multiple Blues Music Awards for “Album of the Year,” “Contemporary Blues Album of the Year” and “Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year.” His masterful guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.

The multi-talented artist has worked in TV and film as well, having written and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and acting as the music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He also played Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” while also appearing on “Touched By an Angel,” and John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.”

Philanthropy is high on the priority list for Keb’ who has been involved with Playing For Change since it’s inception, a program created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. Additionally, Keb’ is a celebrity mentor with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts program, a highly successful program began under the guidance of Michelle Obama where artists work as mentors, working with teachers, students, parents and the community to help build a successful arts education program.

Special Guest: Alicia Michilli

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Eaglemania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • The Heights • 12.6.19
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Eaglemania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • The Heights • 12.6.19

Eaglemania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Heights

Eaglemania  Music Without Borders

Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go.  Their music appeals to a wide variety of age groups, and the combination of heartfelt ballads, rock anthems laden with guitar harmonies, and the unmistakable sound of vocal harmonies as only the Eagles can do, has propelled the band for the past 40-plus years, positioning them as one of the most successful and popular bands in music history. Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. 

Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. People often remark that if they closed their eyes they would think they were listening to the actual Eagles live in concert.  The band consists of an ensemble of veteran musicians whose goal is to faithfully reproduce the Eagle’s repertoire, music they love to sing and play, always committed to giving their audience a perfect show every time they take the stage.



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Dianne Reeves - Christmas Time is Here • SOPAC • 12.7.19
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Dianne Reeves - Christmas Time is Here • SOPAC • 12.7.19

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Dianne Reeves

Christmas Time is Here

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Dianne Reeves Music Without Borders

Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent Jazz vocalist in the world. Because of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique Jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category.

Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film’s soundtrack.

Reeves has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first singer to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy Award winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’ holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, “Ms. Reeves, a Jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best Jazz Christmas CD’s I’ve heard.”

In recent years Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including Sing the Truth, a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Liz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. She performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama’s State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.

Reeves’ most recent release, Beautiful Life, features Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway and Esperanza Spalding. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Reeves is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School.  In 2018 the National Endowment for the Arts designated Reeves a Jazz Master – the highest honor the United States bestows on Jazz artists.

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Hot Tuna featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • Garde Arts Center • 12.7.19
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Hot Tuna featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams • Garde Arts Center • 12.7.19

Hot Tuna

Celebrating 50 Years

featuring Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Hot Tuna Music Without Borders

No one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. Now these living legends, joined by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, will bring their bluesy fusion of rock and free rhythmic techniques to our stage.

Hot Tuna –  Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady – started as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days.  The two boyhood pals have never wavered in one of the most enduring friendships in rock history.

From their days playing together as teenagers in the Washington, DC area, through years of inventive rock in San Francisco (1996 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees), to their current acoustic and electric blues sound, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady.  At the 2016 Grammys, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Guitarist and vocalist, Jorma Kaukonen is a highly respected interpreter of roots music, blues, Americana, and popular rock-and-roll.  Jorma’s repertoire goes far beyond psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music. Jorma tours the world bringing his unique styling to old blues while writing new songs of weight and dimension.

One of the most unique innovators in the sixty-year history of the bass guitar, Jack Casady made his sweeping melodic mark helping to create the “San Francisco Sound” with legendary rock group Jefferson Airplane. Jack went on to track with Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Warren Zevon, members of the Grateful Dead, John Lee Hooker, and Gov’t Mule. Casady, regarded as one of rock’s greatest bassists, is certainly one of its most original.

“Hot Tuna is a Psychedelic-Blues Institution” – Rolling Stone Magazine

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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi • Emelin • 12.7.19

Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Emelin Theatre

Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi Music Without Borders


The music of Jimi Hendrix

World-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan has developed a new live show called “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi.” This is a tribute show, but it’s not pure imitation. Instead Stanley builds on Jimi’s legacy in a myriad of creative way. As Stanley explains it, “This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrix concert if Jimi were still alive and playing today. By re-imagining his music and channeling his persona I try to bring that fantasy to life.”

It may be surprising that a rock legend like Hendrix would get so much love from a jazz legend like Jordan. Stanley’s 1985 album Magic Touch was #1 on Billboard’s jazz chart for 51 weeks, and Stanley has shared the stage or recorded with jazz artists such as Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Billy Cobham. But again, hearing it from Stanley, “I actually played rock and blues before I played jazz. In fact, Jimi’s constant searching for new sounds inspired me to move toward jazz in the first place.”

It may also be surprising that Stanley Jordan would take on a project like this. After all, Stanley is a well-known guitarist with a signature style, has four Grammy nominations, a cameo in a Blake Edwards film (Blind Date), and a host of TV appearances over a long career including “Jimmy Fallon,” “David Letterman,” “Jay Leno” and “Johnny Carson” to name a few. Stanley explains he took on a project like this because, “I feel a strong connection to Jimi Hendrix because he was the first guitarist I emulated as a child. Out of love for Jimi and his music I feel a strong desire to try to keep his legacy alive.”

In recent years, Stanley has performed with many artists in the rock and jam band worlds, including the Dave Matthews Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Moe. and more. Stanley says, “Returning to my rock roots has been an absolute joy artistically, and with this project I’m taking that to a new level.”

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Landmark on Main Street • 12.7.19
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Landmark on Main Street • 12.7.19

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Max Weinberg Music Without Borders

Performing over 150 shows since April of 2017, Max Weinberg's Jukebox continues to barnstorm the country, blasting out the hits!

As Chuck Berry instructed us in his classic "School Days,"...drop the coin right into the slot" audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band pays -- in real time and in a variety of intimate venues.
From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve.
As one fan said, "It's not a concert -- it's party! The bar was packed!"

But don't take our word for it. Here's what Marc Steczyk, director of the Lincoln Amphitheater, in Indiana, had to say:
"Max Weinberg's Jukebox was one of the most interactive, energetic performances that we've ever had at the Lincoln Amphitheater! Max, literally, leaves the stage to be amongst the crowd -- his fans -- and lets them pick the set list from a scrolling list of 300+ songs...and they play it...on the spot...spot on! Max is a pro's pro, as was his entire band -- tremendously professional to work with and a great asset to our entire performance series!"

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The Milk Carton Kids • Massry Center for the Arts • 12.7.19
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Milk Carton Kids • Massry Center for the Arts • 12.7.19

The Milk Carton Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Massry Center for the Arts

The Milk Carton Kids Music Without Borders

The Milk Carton Kids are a neo-traditional folk duo from Los Angeles, California. Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan formed harmonized vocals and tightly entwined guitar lines might conjure shades of the Everly Brothers or Simon & Garfunkel, but their music has a unique American roots-folk flavor. Their witty onstage banter snaps as crisply as their guitar lick. Known on the road for their adversarial, Smothers Brothers-evoking comedic banter as well as their virtuosic guitar skills.

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Jefferson Starship • Hawaii Theatre Center • 12.7.19
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Jefferson Starship • Hawaii Theatre Center • 12.7.19

Jefferson Starship

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre Center

Jefferson Starship Music Without Borders

Paul Kantner founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The Airplane were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. They headlined the original Woodstock Festival in 1969 and, like The Beatles with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years, though their influence and impact on rock music continue well into the 21st century. In 1974 Mr. Kantner created Jefferson Starship and again enjoyed chart-topping success. Paul and Jefferson Airplane were inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, the same year as Pink Floyd.

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Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.8.19
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.8.19

Keb' Mo's Jingle Bell Jamboree

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Keb' Mo Music Without Borders

his year Keb’ Mo’ is celebrating his 25th Anniversary year of performing under the moniker, with the release of two albums, Oklahoma (June 14) and Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You (Oct. 11), Keb’s first ever holiday album released throughout his lengthy and successful career. This fall, Keb’ Mo’ will embark on a holiday tour, Jingle Bell Jamboree, which will feature the four-time Grammy-award winning contemporary Blues and Americana artist performing songs off of Moonlight, Mistletoe, And You. 

Over the years, Keb’ Mo' has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. From performing in front of President Barack Obama at the White House to the LA Forum with Garth Brooks, Keb’ Mo’ is keeping the Blues alive with the ability to demand the attention of broad audiences spanning the globe. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs while his list of collaborators include Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, and many others.

Keb’ Mo’ has racked up four GRAMMY awards with the most recent being a 2017 GRAMMY for “Best Contemporary Blues Album,” for TajMo, a collaborative effort with legendary bluesman Taj Mahal. He has also earned multiple Blues Music Awards for “Album of the Year,” “Contemporary Blues Album of the Year” and “Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year.” His masterful guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.

The multi-talented artist has worked in TV and film as well, having written and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and acting as the music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He also played Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” while also appearing on “Touched By an Angel,” and John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.”

Philanthropy is high on the priority list for Keb’ who has been involved with Playing For Change since it’s inception, a program created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. Additionally, Keb’ is a celebrity mentor with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts program, a highly successful program began under the guidance of Michelle Obama where artists work as mentors, working with teachers, students, parents and the community to help build a successful arts education program.

Special Guest: Alicia Michilli

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The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show • Landmark on Main Street • 12.8.19
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show • Landmark on Main Street • 12.8.19

Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Blind Boys of Alabama Music Without Borders

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years.

The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. They have appeared on recordings with many artists, including Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Ben Harper, Patty Griffin and Taj Mahal.

The Blind Boys of Alabama have appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Grammy® Awards, 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report and many other television shows. blindboys.com.

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Five for Fighting with String Quartet •SOPAC • 12.12.19
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Five for Fighting with String Quartet •SOPAC • 12.12.19

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Five for Fighting

with String Quartet

Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:30 PM at SOPAC

Five for Fighting with String Quartet Music Without Borders

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. With the past six albums by Five For Fighting, the hockey moniker stage name under which he performs, Ondrasik has seen multitudes of successes. Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy Award-nominated song “Superman” and John’s performance at The Concert For New York.

Ondrasik proceeded to become part of the American songbook with the iconic hit “100 Years,” “World,” “The Riddle,” “Chances” and “What If.” John’s music has been featured in over 350 films, TV shows and advertisements ranging from The Blind Side to The Sopranos. In 2018 John was the musical voice for the CBS hit show Code Black.

John has also been deeply involved in supporting our troops. From USO tours, supporting several Veteran oriented charities and distributing over a million “CD for the Troops” to servicemen and their families around the world.

Ondrasik is currently working on a Broadway musical, various television projects and a new Five For Fighting album while giving keynotes across the country to corporations and various organizations.

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A John Denver Christmas starring Ted Vigil • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.12.19
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

A John Denver Christmas starring Ted Vigil • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.12.19

A John Denver Christmas starring Ted Vigil

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

A John Denver Christmas starring Ted Vigil Music Without Borders

Ted Vigil performs the music of John Denver with a look and sound that are unparalleled, and is widely considered to be the leading John Denver Tribute arist in the world. “Watching Ted perform you’ll be convinced that John Denver never left us! His look and exact sound are amazing!” - Las Vegas Review Journal. Even John Denver's lead guitar player Steve Wiseberg has called Vigil's resemblance to John Denver "uncanny". COUNTRY ROAD (TAKE ME HOME) * THANK GOD I"M A COUNTRY BOY * ANNIE'S SONG * ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH * and many many more.... In this tribute, Vigil brings back the spirit of John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas specials and more.

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"Holiday Stomp" with The Hot Sardines • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.13.19
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

"Holiday Stomp" with The Hot Sardines • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.13.19

"Holiday Stomp" with The Hot Sardines

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

"Holiday Stomp" with The Hot Sardines Music Without Borders

A raucous, razzle dazzle, classic jazz and swing Holiday celebration! Featuring timeless Holiday favorites and original tunes performed by the eight-piece Hot Sardines. Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. In the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, have sold out NYC venues from Joe’s Pub to Bowery Ballroom and more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London, and have released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally. “One of the best jazz bands in NY today.” - Forbes

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Martin Sexton • SOPAC • 12.13.19
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Martin Sexton • SOPAC • 12.13.19

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Martin Sexton

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Martin Sexton Music Without Borders

Martin Sexton, a self-taught guitarist and singer, was raised in a family of 14 and formed his first Rock & Roll band in eighth grade. In high school he was in many garage bands, playing the music of the Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. He left his home in Syracuse, New York in 1988 and headed for Boston, encouraged by what he’d heard about the coffeehouse scene in that city. Despite the ultra-competitive nature of the Boston scene, with too many Folksingers and too few coffeehouses, Martin Sexton quickly rose through the ranks. He began playing his brand of soul-filled Folk music around Boston’s open-mic nights and street corners in 1989.

Martin Sexton was one of the most talked-about arrivals on the “New Folk” acoustic music scene. The guitarist, singer and songwriter, has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. His vocal style can be described as truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville and Otis Redding.

Fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more. His performances are dynamic and bursting with depth and have earned him a devoted following among fans, peers and critics alike. People claim that Martin Sexton’s songs inspire them to make a change, go cross-country, and follow their hearts; to see a crowd at a Martin Sexton concert is to witness a cross-section of America.

In 2019 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open RoadThe Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim.

“Martin Sexton is the best live performer I’ve ever seen… I may just quit my job and go follow Martin and make a fuss everywhere I go, just to make sure that people don’t go their lives without hearing this man sing to them.” ~John Mayer, musician

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Tammy Pescatelli • Bull Run • 12.13.19
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Tammy Pescatelli • Bull Run • 12.13.19

Tammy Pescatelli

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Bull Run

Tammy Pescatelli Music Without Borders

Comedian Tammy Pescatelli brings a bold, witty female voice to her audiences, and holds her own whether talking about sports, television, dating or family

“Tammy Pescatelli’s "Way After School Special" released this year, is a highly anticipated follow up to her award winning one hour Netflix (now Amazon Prime) special “Finding the Funny.” Most recently she appeared on The View, Guy’s Grocery Games: Comics Compete and is a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show. She was chosen by Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg to be a part of their "Dirty, Sexy, Funny" franchise that included an all-female slate of standup comedians on EPIX/ Hulu, a touring show and a pilot for A&E.

She is co- creator, writer, star and executive producer of her own reality show, "A Stand-Up Mother," on the WeTV Network and has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, A&E's Donnie Loves Jenny, Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party, CBS’s The Talk, & NBC’s Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best. Tammy’s own Comedy Central Special won Comedy Central's Standup Showdown, and she was one of the Final 5 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. A regular on USO Comedy tours, Tammy has entertained U.S. troops all over the world.

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The Hot Sardines • SOPAC • 12.14.19
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Hot Sardines • SOPAC • 12.14.19

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The Hot Sardines

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at SOPAC

The Hot Sardines Music Without Borders

Fueled by the belief that classic Jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to innovate and to share the sheer joy they bring to music, both new and old. These mischief-makers of hot Jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London).

In the talented hands of this ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. The Jazz collective has a broad and impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans Jazz halls.

Bandleader Evan Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a Jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair — she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born-and-raised actor who studied theatre at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.

The Hot Sardines’ first major label album was self-titled and named by iTunes as one of the best Jazz albums of 2014. It spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. The accolades began pouring in for the band: Downbeat called The Hot Sardines “one of the most delightfully energetic bands on New York’s ‘hot’ music scene,” while The London Timespraised their “crisp musicianship” and “immaculate and witty showmanship.”

“Not many bands have seized the post-millennial early-Jazz spotlight with as much gusto as The Hot Sardines. An eight-piece outfit co-led by singer Elizabeth Bougerol and pianist Evan Palazzo, it has devoted more than the last decade to a razzle-dazzle reclamation of prewar swing.” –Nate Chinen, WBGO

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A Darlene Love Christmas • Landmark on Main Street • 12.15.19
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

A Darlene Love Christmas • Landmark on Main Street • 12.15.19

A Darlene Love Christmas

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Darlene Love Music Without Borders

The New York Times raved ... "Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances.

Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector's wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all...from major motion pictures to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred as herself in Leader Of The Pack, credited as Broadway's first 'jukebox musical.'

In the early years, Darlene's background vocals as lead singer for The Blossoms behind The Righteous Brothers,Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her career as a backup vocalist was featured in the Academy Award winning film Twenty Feet From Stardom. As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A Grammy award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film.

Her Billboard hits include: He's A Rebel, The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, He's Sure the Boy I Love and the #1 holiday classic Christmas Baby Please Come Home, a song that she performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman for some 29 years before David retired.

Darlene Love received her industry's highest award when Better Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time" and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!"

This will be Darlene's ninth appearance at Landmark and her eighth Christmas concert.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Landmark on Main Street • 12.17.19
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Landmark on Main Street • 12.17.19

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

'It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,' says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the 'astonishing array of virtuosity' that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. 'It was the greatest gift they could give us,' says bandleader Joanie Madden. 'We're carrying on the music of our fathers.' As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Bull Run • 12.18.19
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Bull Run • 12.18.19

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Bull Run

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish The Ladies have shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step dancing. Hailed by The New York Times as “passionate, tender and rambunctious,” Cherish The Ladies have released three critically acclaimed holiday albums, "On Christmas Night," "A Star In The East" and 2015’s "Christmas In Ireland."

‘It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,’ says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They’ve brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, "An Irish Homecoming," which recently received an Emmy Award.

The Washington Post praises the ‘astonishing array of virtuosity’ that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis. Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. ‘It was the greatest gift they could give us,’ says bandleader Joanie Madden. ‘We’re carrying on the music of our fathers.’ As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

"The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, wit and soul ." - The Washington Post

"Expands the annals of Irish music in America…the music is passionate, tender, and rambunctious." - The New York Times

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Toshi Reagon • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.20.19 7:00PM
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Toshi Reagon • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.20.19 7:00PM

Toshi Reagon

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Toshi Reagon Music Without Borders

Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that is dynamic, progressive, and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals, and funk. The New York Times described her vocal style as ranging from “a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.”


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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CeeLo Green Holiday Hits Tour • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.20.19
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

CeeLo Green Holiday Hits Tour • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.20.19

CeeLo Green

Holiday Hits Tour

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

CeeLo Green Music Without Borders

Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and producer CeeLo Green will be performing fan favorites from his critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning album, CeeLo’s Magic Moment, including “What Christmas Means to Me,” “This Christmas,” “All I Want For Christmas,” and “Mary, Did You Know?” plus hits from his career. Ceelo is a five-time Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter-producer, television personality, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture & fashion icon, and Atlanta-native. In 2011, CeeLo received four Grammy nominations for his worldwide hit “Forget You” (aka “F—k You”), winning the category for “Best Urban/Alternative Performance”. The single is certified Gold in the US and Denmark and achieved platinum status in Canada, New Zealand, and the UK; and multi-platinum status in Australia. CeeLo also hit success as Gnarls Barkley along with deejay-producer Danger Mouse with their release of the worldwide hit “Crazy”, which reached #1 in various singles charts worldwide. 

Originally, CeeLo came onto the music scene as a member of the southern hip-hop group Goodie Mob and recently, reunited with them to release a new album entitled Age Against the Machine (2013). In 2015, CeeLo released his critically-acclaimed solo album, Heart Blanche. In addition to his success as a recording artist, CeeLo Green completed four seasons as a coach on NBC’s hit show The Voice. He has also made guest-appearances on NBC’s popular show Parenthood (2011), FOX’s American Dad (2011), Nickelodeon’s How To Rock (2012), Anger Management (2013); and starred in films such as Sparkle (August 2012); the John Carney film BEGIN AGAIN (2014); and was the voice of “Murray the Mummy” in the Sony animated film Hotel Transylvania (September 2012). He’s made memorable appearances on Saturday Night Live (2011), Oprah (2011), as well as making remarkable performances at the 2012 Super Bowl with Madonna, The Grammy Awards with the Muppets (2011), and has landed the cover of Fast Company’s 2012 “Most Creative People in Business” issue, Rolling Stone, Delta Sky, Wax Poetics magazine, as well as Jet. CeeLo Green also penned his first book “Everybody’s Brother” in September 2013; completed a Las Vegas residency “CeeLo Green is Loberace” at Planet Hollywood (2013); and launched the GreenHouse Foundation in August 2012, a non-profit organization with a mission to help make “green education” easier and accessible to students in underserved school districts.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Garde Arts Center  • 12.20.19
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Garde Arts Center • 12.20.19

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

'It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,' says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the 'astonishing array of virtuosity' that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. 'It was the greatest gift they could give us,' says bandleader Joanie Madden. 'We're carrying on the music of our fathers.' As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

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Toshi Reagon • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.20.19 9:30PM
Dec
20
9:30 PM21:30

Toshi Reagon • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 12.20.19 9:30PM

Toshi Reagon

Friday, December 20, 2019 at 9:30 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Toshi Reagon Music Without Borders

Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride” and by Pop Matters as “a treasure waiting to be found,” Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that is dynamic, progressive, and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals, and funk. The New York Times described her vocal style as ranging from “a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.”


About Naked Soul

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country’s top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.21.19 - 3pm
Dec
21
3:00 PM15:00

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.21.19 - 3pm

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

'It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,' says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the 'astonishing array of virtuosity' that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. 'It was the greatest gift they could give us,' says bandleader Joanie Madden. 'We're carrying on the music of our fathers.' As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.21.19
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.21.19

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

'It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,' says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the 'astonishing array of virtuosity' that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. 'It was the greatest gift they could give us,' says bandleader Joanie Madden. 'We're carrying on the music of our fathers.' As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

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The Nutcracker performed by New York Theatre Ballet • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.22.19
Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

The Nutcracker performed by New York Theatre Ballet • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.22.19

The Nutcracker performed by New York Theatre Ballet

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Nutcracker Music Without Borders

An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers. It is equally committed to performing innovative hour-long ballets based on children’s literature for family audiences. In October 2012, NYTB reprised their sold-out performance with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall with a suite of dances by Agnes deMille from her best-known Broadway musicals.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • SOPAC • 12.22.19
Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • SOPAC • 12.22.19

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM at SOPAC

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

'It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,' says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the 'astonishing array of virtuosity' that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. 'It was the greatest gift they could give us,' says bandleader Joanie Madden. 'We're carrying on the music of our fathers.' As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

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The Nutcracker performed by New York Theatre Ballet • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.22.19 6pm
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

The Nutcracker performed by New York Theatre Ballet • Tarrytown Music Hall • 12.22.19 6pm

The Nutcracker performed by New York Theatre Ballet

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Nutcracker Music Without Borders

An enchanting hour-long production of The Nutcracker, created for younger audiences, yet sophisticated enough for adults! Founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, New York Theatre Ballet has earned national attention for its artistry and elegant restorations and revivals of masterworks by great choreographers. It is equally committed to performing innovative hour-long ballets based on children’s literature for family audiences. In October 2012, NYTB reprised their sold-out performance with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall with a suite of dances by Agnes deMille from her best-known Broadway musicals.

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Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • SOPAC • 12.22.19 - 8PM
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas • SOPAC • 12.22.19 - 8PM

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at SOPAC

Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas Music Without Borders

'It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do,' says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award nominated Irish-American supergroup that formed in 1985 to celebrate the rise of extraordinary women in what had been a male-dominated Celtic music scene.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming, which received an Emmy Award. The Washington Post praises the 'astonishing array of virtuosity' that Cherish The Ladies bring to the stage on a regular basis.

Their new album, Heart of the Home, embraces the gift of music passed down from generations. 'It was the greatest gift they could give us,' says bandleader Joanie Madden. 'We're carrying on the music of our fathers.' As their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow, Cherish The Ladies blazes forward into another decade of music making.

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Neil Sedaka • Hawaii Theatre • 12.27.19
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Neil Sedaka • Hawaii Theatre • 12.27.19

Neil Sedaka

Friday, December 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

Neil Sedaka Music Without Borders

Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. Neil Sedaka’s impressive sixty year

career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a tunesmith for

himself and other artists in the 60’s, an international superstar in the 70’s, remaining a

constant force in writing and performing presently. This is all thanks to the countless songs

he has written, performed, and produced that continue to inspire artists and audiences around the world.

The accolades showered on Neil Sedaka have been numerous. Sedaka has been

inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, has had a street named after him in his

hometown of Brooklyn, and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Inspired by his grandchildren, Neil released “Waking Up is Hard to Do”, a

collection of Neil Sedaka Hits that have been reinvented as children’s songs. “Waking Up is Hard to Do” was a family collaboration, in which Neil’s son Marc adapted four of his

father’s classic songs, and Neil’s then five-year-old granddaughters made their recording

debut as his backup vocalists. Since the release of the CD, Imagine Publishing has begun

releasing a series of books based on these songs. In September 2010 saw the release of

"Waking Up Is Hard to Do". Its follow up, "Dinosaur Pet", featuring Marc's new lyric to

"Calendar Girl", peaked at #3 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Neil has returned to his classical roots, composing his first symphonic piece “Joie De

Vivre”, and his first piano concerto “Manhattan Intermezzo”. Neil recorded these two

pieces with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London at the famed Air Studios in London.

“Manhattan Intermezzo” was released on 2013’s studio album “The Real Neil”, with Neil as

the soloist. Renowned pianist Jeffery Biegel recorded the concerto with The Brown

University Orchestra in 2016, which was released on Naxos’ “Manhattan Intermezzo:

American and British Works for Piano and Orchestra”, which also included the works of

Keith Emerson, Duke Ellington & George Gershwin.

“I Do It For Applause”, Neil’s latest studio album of twelve new Sedaka songs and

the official release of “Joie De Vivre”. “The album is the culmination of sixty-four years of

writing", says Neil. "This is a gift I was born with. My main objective is to always top the last collection, raise the bar and reinvent Neil Sedaka."


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Howie Mandel • Hawaii Theatre • 12.29.19
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Howie Mandel • Hawaii Theatre • 12.29.19

Howie Mandel

Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

Howie Mandel Music Without Borders

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for more than 30 years. Mandel currently serves as executive producer and host of the game show “Deal or No Deal,” which returned with exciting, brand new episodes in December 2018 on CNBC. For nine seasons he has served as a judge on NBC’s hit summer talent competition series, “America’s Got Talent,” which recently wrapped its milestone 13th season. He will also be seen as a judge on the global winter edition of the series, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which will premiere on Jan. 7. His additional work as a host, actor, and/or executive producer include “Take It All” and “Howie Do It” for NBC, “Deal With It” for TBS and “Mobbed” for Fox. Previously, Mandel received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for “Deal or No Deal” and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Game Show Host for the syndicated version of the show. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning “St. Elsewhere,” to the international animated children’s series “Bobby’s World,” Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. In 2009, Mandel added author to his resume when he released his frank, funny and no-holds-barred memoir, “Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me.” The memoir revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD, and how it has shaped his life and career. It made The New York Times bestseller list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks. Mandel has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, “The Howie Mandel Show,” and continues to be a mainstay on the talk show circuit. He also continues to perform as many as 200 stand up comedy shows each year throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Patton Oswalt • Hawaii Theatre • 1.4.20
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

Patton Oswalt • Hawaii Theatre • 1.4.20

Patton Oswalt

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

Patton Oswalt Music WIthout Borders

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences. 

 

He recently starred as ‘Principal Durbin’ on the NBC comedy ”A.P. Bio,” produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O’Brien, and Lorne Michaels, and voices the titular character on the hit SYFY series “Happy!”.   This summer, Oswalt served as the lead voice of ‘Max the dog’ in THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2.

 

He provided the voice for ‘Remy’, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar-winning RATATOUILLE, and has voiced characters on TV shows such as “Archer,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Word Girl.”  He is also the narrator on ABC’s hit comedy “The Goldbergs.”

 

Oswalt has appeared in many films, including THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, with Ben Stiller, Steven Soderbergh’s THE INFORMANT, alongside Seth Rogen in OBSERVE AND REPORT, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA, ZOOLANDER, STARSKY AND HUTCH, and RENO 911!: MIAMI, among many others. 

 

He was in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel THE CIRCLE, alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and played one of the “white voices” in the widely-praised indie film SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, the directorial debut of Boots Riley.

 

Oswalt recently received Grammy and Emmy nominations for his Netflix special “Annihilation,” which received critical acclaim as he addresses his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny.  In 2016, he won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” (Netflix) and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name.  

 

Oswalt was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his performance in Jason Reitman’s film YOUNG ADULT, starring opposite Charlize Theron. In 2009, he also received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel’s BIG FAN; the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Oswalt earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance.

 

On TV, Oswalt had a starring role on Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” was a series regular on Showtime’s “United States of Tara” and the Netflix revival of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” recurred on the SyFy series “Caprica,” and has had many guest roles on “Veep,” “Lady Dynamite,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Justified,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Portlandia,” “Bored to Death,” “Flight of the Conchords,” The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show,” and “Seinfeld,” among others.   He is also very well known for playing ‘Spence’ on “The King of Queens” for nine seasons.  He was also a regular contributor to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and Lewis Black’s “Root of All Evil.”

 

As a comedian, Oswalt has shot seven TV specials and released six critically acclaimed albums, including his Grammy-winning Talking for Clapping (which the one-hour special of the same name earned him an Emmy) and Grammy-nominated Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time that debuted in 2014. Finest Hour also received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album,” as well as a Showtime one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong (Warner Brothers Records).

 

Oswalt starred in The Comedians of Comedy, which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long running tour. He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Oswalt also has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.

 

Both of his published books Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (2011) and Silver Screen Fiend (2015) are New York Times Best Sellers.   Last year, Oswalt helped publish his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (which debuted No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List in March 2018) and he’ll executive produce the upcoming HBO docuseries based on the book about the Golden State Killer.

 

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Colin Mochrie presents Hyprov • Tarrytown Music Hall • 1.5.20
Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Colin Mochrie presents Hyprov • Tarrytown Music Hall • 1.5.20

Colin Mochrie

(of Whose Line Is It, Anyway?) presents

Hyprov:

Improv Under Hypnosis

Featuring Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci

Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Colin Mochrie Hyprov Music Without Borders

From the brilliant minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and Improv -- two art forms that have mystified and entertained fans, skeptics and everything in between for decades worldwide – come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience -- HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis. Twenty random volunteers from the audience will be put under hypnosis (the process of which is a show in its own right), their inhibitions evaporated and their minds no longer their own. The four or five best are left on stage when one of the world’s leading improvisers enters! Colin Mochrie (co-creator) will initiate and manipulate those under hypnosis himself and turn the show into an improv extravaganza! In the hands of two masters, and solely crafted from the audience’s uninhibited subconscious, this will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable show, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go. What can possibly go wrong? Come and see for yourself!

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Randy Rainbow • Garde Arts Center • 1.17.20
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Randy Rainbow • Garde Arts Center • 1.17.20

Randy Rainbow

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

Randy Rainbow Music Without Borders

Please Note: This performance was rescheduled from November 9, 2019. If you previously purchased a ticket for that date, it will be good for the same seat at  the January 17 performance.  You do not need to exchange your ticket.  If you have questions, call the Box office at 860-444-7373 ext 1. 

 

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views.  He’s been called “the best thing about the 2016 GOP race” by Dan Savage and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days. He was subsequently asked by the cast of TV’s Will & Grace to parody a song which they performed during a political fundraiser for the 2016 election.

Randy has also written for comedian Kathy Griffin and hosted and performed in numerous theatrical events for the Broadway, cabaret and gay communities, as well as for the Tony Awards and some of New York City’s most popular night spots including 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, XL Nightclub and Therapy NYC where his own weekly show ran for two years.

He’s been seen as a talking head on VH1 and has been heard regularly as both a guest and co-host on Sirius XM Radio. He is the creator and star of the long-running BroadwayWorld.com web series Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow and Last Minute with Randy Rainbow. 

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Phil Vassar  • Tarrytown Music Hall • 1.17.20
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Vassar • Tarrytown Music Hall • 1.17.20

Phil Vassar

Stripped Down Acoustic Tour

Friday, January 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Phil Vassar Music Without Borders

Country music hitmaker Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding powerhouse on stage who taps into his audiences via social media for song requests throughout his more than 135 shows a year. Phil’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You; and many more.

Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of six albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar's songwriting career blossomed in the mid- ’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye (Little Red Rodeo), Alan Jackson (Right on the Money), Tim McGraw (For a Little While), Jo Dee Messina (Bye Bye, Alright), and Blackhawk (Postmarked Birmingham). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999. Vassar continues to churn out incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies that capture the heart and soul in the unique and special way that only he can. On the “Stripped Down” tour Phil will be bringing new insight to the songs & stories that have become some of the biggest hits in music. He will be releasing a new acoustic EP titled “Stripped Down” on January 3rd, 2020.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story • Garde Arts Center • 1.18.20
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Simon & Garfunkel Story • Garde Arts Center • 1.18.20

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM at Garde Arts Center

The Simon & Garfunkel Story Music Without Borders

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is touring North America again this year! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60’s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.

With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album was nominated at the Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

‘‘Fantastic’’ – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio and “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage

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Llama Llama Live! • Kirby Center • 4.4.20
Apr
4
1:00 PM13:00

Llama Llama Live! • Kirby Center • 4.4.20

Llama Llama Live!

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the F.M.Kirby Center

Llama Llama Live Music Without Borders

Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a long day of adventures at the school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends the toys are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep...except...they need a bedtime story and a kiss goodnight and a drink of water. But, where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney will warm every Llama and Llama Mama’s heart.

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The Moth: True Stories Told Live! • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.18.19
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Moth: True Stories Told Live! • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.18.19

The Moth: True Stories Told Live!

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

The Moth Music Without Borders

Returning after a sold-out engagement in 2017! An evening of storytelling from the producers of the popular Moth Podcast and Radio Hour. The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. Since its founding, The Moth has presented more than fifteen thousand stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The group celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists and to encourage storytelling among communities whose stories often go unheard. The Moth began on a back porch in small-town Georgia, where our founder—poet and best-selling novelist George Dawes Green— would spend sultry summer evenings swapping spellbinding tales with a small circle of friends. There was a hole in the screen, which let in moths that were attracted to the light, and the group started calling themselves “The Moths.” When he moved to New York City, George wanted to recreate the feeling of those nights in his adopted city. The first New York Moth event was heldin George’s living room. But word spread fast, and the events soon moved to cafes and clubs throughout the city—and soon to popular venues throughout the country and beyond.

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019: A Tribute to The Beatles White Album • Garde Arts Center • 10.18.19
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019: A Tribute to The Beatles White Album • Garde Arts Center • 10.18.19

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019

A Tribute to The Beatles White Album

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today - Tour 2019: A Tribute to The Beatles White Album Music Without Borders

An all-star band including Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger) pays tribute to The Beatles White Album with a special 50th Anniversary show, performing their greatest hits along with songs from The Beatles' White Album! Musical Director: Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles).

Venerated as one of the greatest albums of all time, The Beatles’ ninth album "The White Album", released in November 1968, reached No. 1 on the charts in both the United Kingdom and the United States.  The double album's 30 tunes include such classics as “Back in the USSR”, “While My Guitar Gently Sleeps”, “Blackbird”  “Rocky Raccoon” “Julia”, “Helter Skelter,” and “Birthday.”  

Todd Rundgren catapulted into fame as “Rock's New Wunderkind.” with 1972's seminal “Something / Anything?” It was followed by such landmark LPs as “A Wizard, A True Star” and “The Hermit of Mink Hollow,” as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light, “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

Singer/ Songwriter Christopher Cross won five Grammy Awards for his eponymous debut album released in 1979. The singles “Sailing” (1980), and “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)” peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Sailing” earned three Grammys in 1981, while “Arthur's Theme” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981.

Micky Dolenz is best known as a vocalist and drummer of the 1960s pop legends The Monkees.  Their first four albums all reached the number-one position on the charts and launched three number- one singles: “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I'm a Believer” (both with lead vocals by Micky), and “Daydream Believer.”. Micky has also released several critically acclaimed solo albums. 

Jason Scheff is the longtime tenor lead vocalist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted super group Chicago. His songwriting, vocals, and musicianship helped create the most successful recording era of Chicago, the 1980s and 1990s.

Joey Molland, is an English composer and rock guitarist best known as the guitarist, singer and songwriter of classic rock legends Badfinger, the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple label. Their hits include “Without You”, “Come and Get It”  “Day After Day”. Molland is the last surviving member.  

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Melvin Seals & JGB • Lebanon Opera House • 10.18.19
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Melvin Seals & JGB • Lebanon Opera House • 10.18.19

Melvin Seals & JGB

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Lebanon Opera House

Melvin Seals Music Without Borders

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years, most notably as the high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organist/keyboard player in the Jerry Garcia Band.

Seals spun his B-3 magic with JGB for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer what has now become “jam band music.” From blues and funk to rock and jazz, he serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

At LOH, John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends) will be featured on lead guitar and vocals alongside John-Paul McLean’s savory bass, Pete Lavezzoli’s hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s keyboard magic. The band will be joined by Sunshine Becker and Lady Chi on backup vocals.

Together, they offer a joyful, often psychedelic musical journey that changes nightly and keeps the audience swaying—and smiling—for hours.

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