Stephen Kellogg • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.12.19
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen Kellogg • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.12.19

Stephen Kellogg

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art 

Stephen Kellogg Music Without Borders

Alt-country singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg has been hailed by CBS radio as “the best live act you’ve never seen” and by No Depression as “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.” In the last decade he has performed more than 1,500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum-selling rock band O.A.R. Kellogg’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Record.” He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

His Americana-tinged folk, pop, and rock stylings have landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg’s music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. Filmmaker Peter Harding’s documentary about him, Last Man Standing, went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years he’s added speaking to his resume, delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the keynote speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and “finding your voice.” To his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.


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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Bruce in The USA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.12.19
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Bruce in The USA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.12.19

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Bruce in The USA - The World’s #1 Tribute

to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Bruce in The USA Music Without Borders

Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute! This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous “Legends In Concert” cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000, in Legends “full scale” Las Vegas show. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce In The USA show.

The Bruce In The USA Band consists of seasoned world-class professional musicians. The show has hosted musicians from such acts/bands as Queen/Paul Rogers, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oats, Joe Cocker, The Ojays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations, Slash… and so many more. This high end, powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World’s #1 Tribute to the E Street Band’s musical legacy.

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Tommy Emmanuel • The F.M. Kirby Center • 7.17.19
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Emmanuel • The F.M. Kirby Center • 7.17.19

Tommy Emmanuel

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The F.M. Kirby Center

Tommy Emmanuel Music Without Borders

Tommy Emmanuel – considered by many to be the world’s greatest acoustic guitarist – will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. Or at least they would if he was the kind of artist who was ever satisfied.

At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band.  By 30, he was a rock and roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe.  At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player (CGP) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins.

Today, Emmanuel plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.  All the while, native Australian has hungered for what’s next.

When you’re widely acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, what’s next is Accomplice One, an album of collaborations with some of the finest singers, songwriters and, yes, guitarists alive today – a list including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.

Since he and his brother Phil taught themselves to play as toddlers, the guitar has been Emmanuel’s real first language – and he’s more articulate on his signature Melbourne-made Maton acoustics than most people are with words.

Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Emmanuel developed a style of solo guitar-playing that encompasses the range of a whole band, covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously.

For many players, the technical mastery of the technique would overwhelm the emotion of the music, but not for Tommy.  His idols are not just the great players, but also the great pop songwriters and singers – Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Beatles and their ilk.

While thousands of fans have spent years trying to unpack and imitate Tommy’s technique, for him it’s just the delivery system.  His approach is always song and emotion first, his music the embodiment of his soulful spirit, sense of hope and his love for entertaining.

That is not to say that Emmanuel dismisses the CGP, the Guitar Player awards, the Grammy nominations, the numerous magazine polls naming him the greatest acoustic guitarist alive.  He’s grateful for it all, and the incredible journey that’s led him to the most invigorating period of his career–six decades into it.

For Emmanuel though, the greatest reward is always the same: to make the next great record, and to see the beaming audience at the next great show.

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Tommy Emmanuel • Garde Arts Center • 7.18.19
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Emmanuel • Garde Arts Center • 7.18.19

Tommy Emmanuel

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Garde Arts Center

Tommy Emmanuel Music Without Borders

Acknowledged as the international master of the solo acoustic guitar, Tommy Emmanuel started professionally at age 6, rising through the ranks as a studio player and member of several Australian rock bands before he set off on a solo career.

One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including one Grammy Award and two nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association and repeated honors in the Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll.

A noted fingerstyle guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel  never plays the same show twice, and he improvises big chunks of every date. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

His idols are not just the great players, but also the great pop songwriters and singers–Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Beatles and their ilk. While thousands of fans have spent years trying to unpack and imitate Tommy’s technique, for him it’s just the delivery system. His approach is always song and emotion first, his music the embodiment of his soulful spirit, sense of hope and his love for entertaining.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be in show business. Now I just want to be in the happiness business–I make music, you get happy. That’s a good job.”

Mike Dawes (opener) U.K. native Mike Dawes is hailed as one of the world’s finest and most creative modern fingerstyle guitar performers. His acclaimed solo music has gained over 80 million hits on popular video sharing sites and since the release of his debut album in 2013 he averages 150 concerts per year. Mike was named ‘’Best Acoustic Guitarist in the World Right Now’’ in both 2017 & 2018 by Total Guitar Magazine/MusicRadar.

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Tusk • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.19.19
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Tusk • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.19.19

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Tusk: The World's Number One Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Tusk Music Without Borders

TUSK IS THE NUMBER ONE TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC IN THE WORLD, BAR NONE. 

Tusk the World’s #1 Fleetwood Mac tribute.. No wigs, no backing tracks, 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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EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 7.20.19
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 7.20.19

EagleMania - The World’s Best Eagles Tribute Band

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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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Elizabeth Cook • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.26.19
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Cook • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 7.26.19

Elizabeth Cook

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Elizabeth Cook Music Without Borders

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook is a critically acclaimed recording artist and performer, lauded by the New York Times as “a sharp and surprising country singer.” On SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio, she has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years. She is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series Squidbillies on the Cartoon Network.

In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride.”


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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Wanted DOA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.26.19
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Wanted DOA • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 7.26.19

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Wanted DOA - America's Truly Authentic Bon Jovi Tribute

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Wanted DOA Music Without Borders

The sentiment of Bon Jovi’s music hits home and no matter the age group, their music is iconic and recognizable to the masses. As one of history’s most successful music acts with over 130 million RIAA certified sales and countless awards, it’s no wonder there are countless acts looking to pay tribute to this legendary group. However, there is only one who truly captures the authenticity of what Bon Jovi’s music is all about and what their fans demand; Wanted DOA.

The group first formed in 2015 with the goal of capturing both the studio and live aspects of the songs and to really hone in on the essence of Bon Jovi. First and foremost it is all about the music – working the vocal harmonies, guitar and keyboard sounds, and most importantly the lead vocals. To be a good Bon Jovi tribute you need to sound as much like Jon as possible! A pretty tough feat….

Next…The live show! The goal is to put on a performance reminiscent of the rock shows from days long gone. Sound, lights and to engage the crowd, getting them on their feet while screaming for one more. For Wanted DOA, it is a celebration of the music, while at the same time, trying to deliver an authentic experience to all the other fans of Bon Jovi.

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Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme “#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.1.19
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dark Desert Eagles featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme “#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.1.19

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Dark Desert Eagles

featuring Pat Badger, lead singer of Extreme

“#1 Tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band, The Eagles”

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

Dark Desert Eagles Music Without Borders

With 5 #1 singles, 5 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards and 6 #1 albums, The Eagles are one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 150 million records. Their “Greatest Hits” is the best selling album of the 20th century. 

Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (founding member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) formed the Dark Desert Eagles in tribute. As part of Extreme, Badger has sold 10 million records, including the smash hit “More Than Words,” and toured the globe. Wanting only the best for this project, he enlisted fellow Extreme member Kevin Figueiredo, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lester, soaring guitar hero Eric Clemenzi, and Tom Appleman, a Berklee College of Music Professor. Together, they formed the Dark Desert Eagles to stunningly re-create the amazing musicianship, soaring vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire of The Eagles.

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Ben Sollee • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 8.2.19
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Sollee • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 8.2.19

Ben Sollee

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Naked Soul series at The Rubin Museum of Art

Ben Sollee Music Without Borders

Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee likes to keep moving. Following the release of his debut record, Learning to Bend, he has performed with the Charlotte Ballet, and traveled the United States by bicycle. An ardent supporter of sustainability issues, Sollee has ridden over 5,000 miles and has performed and spoken on sustainability at a number of festivals including South by Southwest Music (2011) and TEDx San Diego (2012). He has also worked to raise awareness about the practice of Mountain Top Removal Strip Mining in Central Appalachia, an issue discussed in his 2010 collaborative album Dear Companion.

Sollee’s music has appeared on TV shows like ABC’s Parenthoodand in films such as Killing Season starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro. Within the past year, Soleee has complemented his musical releases with The Vanishing Point virtual reality app, film scores like Maidentrip, a technology-infused production of Harold and the Purple Crayon, an interactive sculptural installation called Livestream, and much more. Through the innovative facets of his artistic portfolio he teaches his audience that the modern artist has no boundaries.


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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Rubix Kube • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.2.19
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Rubix Kube • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.2.19

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Rubix Kube: The Eighties Strike Back Show

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

Rubix Kube Music Without Borders

For over a decade, RUBIX KUBE has taken the universe by storm as the most original ‘80s tribute band of all time! Its one-of-a-kind, ever-evolving and interactive “The EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” captivates public & private audiences of all ages. From their NYC headquarters, to our U.S. troops overseas, The KUBE rocks for the coolest fans in the most prestigious venues across the globe . . and galaxies far, far away. More than just a cover band, “The EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK Show” is like the rad lovechild of a Rock concert and a Broadway musical – from a honeymoon down Electric Avenue! RUBIX KUBE is led by a male & female dynamic duo of karma chameleons, able to transform in the-blink-of-an-eye into any of your favorite ‘80s icons, personifying in sight and sound. It’s like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Cher, Prince, Devo, Bon Jovi, Boy George, Paula Abdul, Guns N’ Roses and more teleport right before your eyes on the same stage, in one concert! The band dazzles with some of the most talented & versatile musicians in the entertainment business, including Steve Brown & P.J. Farley of the million-selling band TRIXTER. All are decked out in vibrant & vintage threads and with enough hairspray to take down Freddy Krueger, The Terminator, Beetlejuice and all The Gremlins at once. Together, The KUBE is able to crank out ’80s Pop, Rock, New Wave, Dance and Hair Metal hits, and perform them just like the originals – yet with their own gnarly twist.

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IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out: Round 2 • Hawaii Theatre • 8.2.19
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out: Round 2 • Hawaii Theatre • 8.2.19

IMOMSOHARD - Mom's Night Out: Round 2

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

IMOMSOHARD Music Without Borders

Moms, best friends and funny ladies Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the viral web-series #IMOMSOHARD, where they discuss the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood – with the help of a bottle of red wine!

 #IMOMSOHARD has grown to over 1.5 million follows across platforms and over 120 million video views. One of their most shared episodes, I Swimsuit Season So Hard, where the moms tried on the summer’s hottest/most ridiculous swimwear, garnered over 20 million views and coverage in the world’s top news outlets. They have recently appeared on The Today Show and The Doctors, to name a few, as well as being chosen for People Magazine’s Best of 2017. Part of their plan for complete world mom-ination includes their own half-hour, multi-cam comedy which the moms are developing with CBS.

 After the moms’ first mega-year of touring (you know, just 72 cities) with their live stand-up show: Mom’s Night Out – Summer Break Tour, they will be hitting the road again this year with Mom’s Night Out: Round 2. Their kids are older, the moms are older, but the show is new!!

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Richard Shindell • Bull Run • 8.2.19
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Richard Shindell • Bull Run • 8.2.19

Richard Shindell

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Richard Shindell Music Without Borders

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

Taking up the guitar at the age of eight, Richard listened to Beatles, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Motown, Bowie, Hunter-Garcia, King-Goffin, Paul Simon, Bill Monroe, Rogers & Hammerstein. Their songs gave the impression of having always been there, so solid and self-evident were their melodies, hooks, grooves, and lyrics. He later began frequenting a well-known songwriters circle on Houston Street in New York City. Hosted by the late Jack Hardy, where every Thursday night writers would gather to debut new songs. It was a tough but supportive crowd. And it was right about then that Shanachie Records called with an offer for a three record deal, which resulted in Sparrows Point (1992), Blue Divide (1994) and Reunion Hill (1997). The latter, produced by multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, won the AFIM (NAIRD) award for "Best Contemporary Folk Album" in 1998. Its title track was covered (along with two other of Shindell's songs) by Joan Baez on her 1997 release, Gone From Danger. In 1998, Shindell joined forces with Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky to make Cry Cry Cry (Razor and Tie), a collection of covers by writers such as Robert Earl Keen, Michael Stipe, Ron Sexsmith, Greg Brown, Julie Miller, and James Keelaghan. Over the course of two years, the group toured in support of this highly acclaimed (and eponymously titled) album, leaving audiences spellbound by their gorgeous three-part harmonies.

The year 2000 brought the release of one of Shindell’s most popular albums, Somewhere Near Paterson (Signature Sounds), produced by Campbell. And that year Richard, with his Argentine wife and their two small children, moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Taking a few years to get acclimated and learn the language, he followed up with Vuelta (Koch Records), joining with Puente Celeste, an eclectic and much beloved group of virtuoso Argentine musicians. Then came South of Delia (2007), Not Far Now and 13 Songs You May or May Not Have Heard Before, which The Telegraph (UK) called “a stunningly good record.”

In 2015 he joined forces again with Lucy Kaplansky to record Tomorrow You’re Going (Signature Sounds). Consisting mostly of love songs, or love lost songs, it provided Shindell and Kaplansky an occasion to revel in their distinctive, two-part harmony with the backing of a top-notch band (Byron Isaacs, Dennis McDermott, Bill Payne and Campbell).

Shindell continues to tour nationally in the United States, with the occasional forays into Canada, the UK, and Europe. Although known primarily as songwriter, Shindell takes a more holistic view of his career. Producer, writer, singer, guitarist, interpreter: it all adds up to a life in music.

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Dead On Live • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.8.19
Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Dead On Live • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.8.19

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Dead On Live

Celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead, Jerry and the Days Between

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Dead On Live Music Without Borders

Based on their unique approach of recreating, literally note for note, all instruments as well as the lush and complex vocal harmonies as heard on classic recordings, Dead On Live has quickly become recognized nationally as one of the top acts paying tribute to the music of the American treasure known as the Grateful Dead.

Touring and recording veteran Marc Muller assembles a world-class cast of musicians to create this unique, “needle-to-vinyl” never before heard live Dead experience. You’ll hear Phil’s rootless syncopations, Keith’s classic piano, Bobby’s Weir’d rhythms, and the heart and soul, the touch and tone of Jerry Garcia. 

And as always…remaining true the Dead’s spirit of freedom and sonic exploration, DOL is sure to include plenty of improvisation and good old Grateful jamming to get the kids to dance and shake their bones!  


Come relive the magic with Dead On Live!

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Grant-Lee Phillips
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Grant-Lee Phillips

Grant-Lee Phillips

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

Grant-Lee Phillips Music Without Borders

“I’m drawing on the urgency of the moment,” reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. “The things that eat away in the late hours.”

That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins, Grant-Lee Phillips’s most recent album, in which he invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today’s fraught social landscape. Beneath the moment’s tumultuous veneer, Phillips uncovers resonances spanning centuries—patterns echoing from the present day to the distant past. The album’s 12 tracks were cut largely live in the studio with the sharp trio of Phillips (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jerry Roe (drums), and Lex Price (bass) serving as messengers. Says Phillips, “This moment is explosive, volatile, and heightened. It’s important to me that the music reflect that.”

By turns sardonic, provocative, and illuminating, Widdershins(produced by Phillips and mixed by Tucker Martine) delivers its poetic truths through Phillips’s peerless melodic sensibilities, carefully balancing intensity and vulnerability. A seasoned songwriter and performer with more than two decades of experience, first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then as an accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. “I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we’re capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,” he concludes. “We can stare them down, laugh at them, belittle them, and drive the darkness back into a hole.”


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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The Nerds • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.9.19
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Nerds • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.9.19

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The Nerds

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

The Nerds Music Without Borders

The Nerds…….playing a blend of Soul, Classic Rock, and TV themes. Their stage show and banter was largely influenced by Monty Python and David Letterman’s love of the absurd and Howard Stern’s disregard for tact. More often than not, pointless arguments onstage about trivial matters became a regular part of the act. One of the Nerds most requested bits, came in the way of a sing along inspired by a hot dog cart operator. At lunch one day, Spaz overhear the vendor’s boom-box playing Neil Diamond’s ”Sweet Caroline. When the chorus came around the guy chimed in “Sweeeet Caroline… pah pah pah”. Finding this childishly amusing, Spaz decided to add this to the Nerds set, along with getting the audience to sing the infectious “…pah pah pah…”. It became a regular part of the act, and there isn’t a night that goes by when some reluctant participant isn’t coerced into singing along. “It’s all in good fun, and people love the attention. I hear even Neil Diamond has added it to his live show.” Before long they had developed a strong fan base of people not looking for the same old thing.

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Sinbad • SOPAC • 8.10.19
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Sinbad • SOPAC • 8.10.19

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Sinbad

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Sinbad Music Without Borders

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of all Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. His storytelling style of comedy is profound without being profane.

Sinbad ended up in the U.S. Air Force after (almost) finishing college, where he eventually wowed audiences with his comedic skills at a talent show. After leaving the service, he pursued a career as a stand-up comedian. Along the way, he took the stage name Sinbad, explaining to Ebony magazine, “Sinbad was a leader. He wasn’t the biggest guy, but he was clever and resourceful.”

In the early 1980s, Sinbad caught his first big break as a contestant on Star Search, winning 10 times on the show. Before long, Sinbad was an in- demand performer and landed a role on The Redd Foxx Show, playing Foxx’s son on the short-lived series. He then landed a recurring role on The Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World, which ran 1987-1991. In addition to acting, Sinbad continued to perform his stand-up comedy. He became known for his offbeat yet clean approach to humor.

Sinbad went on to star his own sitcom, The Sinbad Show, in 1993. On the series, he played a single foster father to two children. Over the years, Sinbad also made a number of film appearances, costarring with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1996 holiday comedy Jingle All the Way and with Phil Hartman in Houseguest (1995). Around this time, he also wrote Sinbad’s Guide to Life: Because I Know Everything.

Sinbad has recently appeared on Disney’s Planes, Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just Family. He has done six one-hour comedy specials in his long comedy career, four on HBO and the last two on Comedy Central…and he’s not stopping anytime soon!

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Art Garfunkel • Tarrytown Music Hall • 8.10.19
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Art Garfunkel • Tarrytown Music Hall • 8.10.19

Art Garfunkel

Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

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Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.  He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007. In late 2017 he released an autobiography, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man (Alfred A. Knopf). Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father to his two sons, 27 year-old James and 12-year-old Beau Daniel.  He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD ACROSS AMERICA) and now Europe. GARFUNKEL was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon.  

Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling album ever. After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, GARFUNKEL landed several major film roles, including “Carnal Knowledge” (opposite Jack Nicholson), “Catch 22” and Nicholas Roeg’s “Bad Timing/A Sensual Obsession.”  His solo debut ANGEL CLARE spawned the top 10 hit “All I Know.”  His other solo albums include BREAKAWAY (‘75; features the hit “I Only Have Eyes For You”), WATERMARK (‘78; featuring “[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon), FATE FOR BREAKFAST (‘79), SCISSORS CUT (‘81), THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS (‘86), LEFTY (‘88), GARFUNKEL (greatest hits, ‘88), UP TILL NOW (‘93), ACROSS AMERICA (‘97), SONGS FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD (‘97), EVERYTHING WAITS TO BE NOTICED (’03), SOME ENCHANTED EVENING (’07) and THE SINGER (2012). The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for GARFUNKEL: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America--on foot.  But the ‘80s and ‘90s found GARFUNKEL doing what he does best: singing for an audience.  “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says GARFUNKEL, who relishes the opportunity to perform new and classic material for fans around the world.  “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job.  I try to soothe, to lift...That’s my life.” 

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Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.16.19
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock • NYC Rockin' The River Cruise on The Circle Line • 8.16.19

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Willie Nile Band with special guest James Maddock

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruise on The Circle Line

Willie Nile Music Without Borders

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

In 2017 he released the critically acclaimed album "Positively Bob – Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan”. Willie has toured across the U.S. with the Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: "His live performances are legendary". His 12th studio album 'Children of Paradise' was released in the summer of 2018 to universal acclaim. He is currently bringing his dynamic live show and amazing rock and roll band to enraptured audiences worldwide.

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Paul Reiser • Landmark on Main Street • 8.17.19
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Reiser • Landmark on Main Street • 8.17.19

Paul Reiser

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Paul Reiser Music Without Borders

Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Centrals "Top 100 Comedians of All Time."

The NY-bred and LA-based Reiser has made a number of appearances on screen and even lent his talents behind the camera. Reiser created and produced the seven-episode series There's.... Johnny! (Hulu, 2017). He's recently been on screen in Stranger Things (Netflix), Red Oaks (Amazon), The Romanoffs (Amazon) and The Spy Who Dumped Me (theaters, 2018).

Recent films include John McDonagh's War on EveryoneThe Book of Love with Jessica Biel and Jason Sudeikis, The Little Hours, and the Lake Bell-directed I Do... Until I Don't.

Reiser co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad About You, which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. He has had notable performances in films such as Diner, Bye Bye Love, The Marrying Man, Aliens, One Night At McCools, and Beverly Hills Cop (I and II). More recently, Reiser earned acclaim for his supporting role in the 2015 Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-winning film, Whiplash, starring JK Simmons and Miles Teller.

Reiser's book, Couplehood, has sold over two million copies and reached the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list. His second bestseller, Babyhood, features his trademark humorous take on the adventures of being a first-time father, followed by his third bestseller, Familyhood.

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The Amish Outlaws • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.22.19
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Amish Outlaws • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.22.19

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line

The Amish Outlaws

It is a little-known fact that most Amish  practice a tradition called "Rumspringa" (literal translation: "running around") in which Amish children at the age of 16 have an opportunity to live free of the strict Amish code of conduct before deciding if they want to come back and be baptized into the Amish church. Surprisingly, virtually all of the youths return. But sometimes they don’t. 


Four out of the original six members of The Amish Outlaws were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil's Playground, there was no turning back. In the years since Rumspringa, the members of the Amish Outlaws have become very well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world...music, most of all.

 

Sharing not only the bond of having left the Amish life behind, but also the deep mutual love of music, needless to say, the Brothers were soon like brothers, and together they delved deeply into the 16 years of American culture they missed, watching endless hours of classic MTV, listening to the radio, CDs, records, tapes... anything they could get their hands on. But just listening and watching was not enough...  the Brothers soon decided to form a band that combined their love of the modern world and their traditional upbringing. They met Brothers Jakob and Ishmael (both “English" as we call the non-Amish), making them “honorary Amish" when the two joined the band. Thus, with a bold lust for life and a fire for music and performance that can only come from 16 years of repression, The Amish Outlaws were unleashed upon the world.

 

In 2007, Brother Big Daddy Abel joined The Amish Outlaws on lead vocals and guitar. A brother and friend to us all! In 2013, Brother Ishmael stepped down to live a quieter life and Brother Elijah Rule joined the fold on guitar. There is no "typical" Amish Outlaws show, but the average crowd can expect to see men in full Amish garb releasing all of their pent up energy with an infectious joy. With a set that is always evolving as the Brothers discover more and more music and culture, The Amish Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next, from Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Bon Jovi to Elvis Presley, The Foo Fighters to Dropkick Murphys, to theme songs from the TV shows they have come to know. Throughout, The Outlaws spin yarns about the Brothers' upbringing and adventures since Rumpsringa. Amish Outlaw gigs are less performances than they are initiations into the life of an Amish Outlaw and parties celebrating the Brothers' newfound freedom.

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Grunin Center • 8.23.19
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Grunin Center • 8.23.19

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Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Grunin Center for the Arts

Rufus Wainwright Music Without Borders

Rufus Wainwright, one of the great male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album “Rufus Does Judy” recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York. This summer it will be performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany.  In 2015,  Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus Wainwright celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Rufus Wainwright’s second opera, about Roman Emperor Hadrian, to premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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Judy Collins • Bull Run • 8.23.19
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Judy Collins • Bull Run • 8.23.19

Judy Collins

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Bull Run

Judy Collins Music Without Borders

Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Judy Collins. For nearly 50 illustrious years, her gorgeous voice and poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released 50 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums. 

Her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, "Wildflowers," has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. In 1975 Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns" won "Song of the Year." And even though it had been recorded by 200 people before her, Judy's version still is the first and only song of Stephen Sondheim's to reach the Top 10. Her interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” is considered by many the definitife version. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album "Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins."

A longtime (55 years) New York City resident, Judy has appeared on "Sesame Street," dueting with Big Bird and performing an aria with Snuffleupagus, and testified at the trial of the Chicago 7. And now, at 77, she is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.

"The way I look at it," Judy says "and this is over 50 years I've been doing this, songs: I don't find them, they find me. They locate me. And the ones that I write locate me, too."

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Bernadette Peters • Hawaii Theatre • 8.24.19
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Bernadette Peters • Hawaii Theatre • 8.24.19

Bernadette Peters - Broadway Favorites Concert

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Hawaii Theatre

Bernadette Peters Music Without Borders

Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, in an evening of song from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from all her Grammy Award winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, among others.  A glamorous evening as only Bernadette Peters can do.

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • SOPAC • 8.24.19
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • SOPAC • 8.24.19

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Rufus Wainwright

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus and Special Guest: The Rails

Rufus Wainwright, one of the premier male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album Rufus Does Judy recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwrightand Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s work BLOOM which has toured across the country.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York.  In 2017 it was performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany.  In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Hadrian, Wainwright’s second opera that chronicled the life and loves of Roman Emperor Hadrian. It premiered in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket • SOPAC • 8.27.19
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

Toad the Wet Sprocket • SOPAC • 8.27.19

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Toad the Wet Sprocket Music Without Borders

Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful Alternative Rock bands of the early ’90s, boasting a Contemporary Folk-Pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled jangle to straddle both the Modern Rock and adult Contemporary markets. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, California. After honing their sound in local bars, the bandmates entered a nearby studio in 1988 and recorded their debut LP, Bread and Circus, in eight days at a cost of $650. Originally sold as a homemade cassette in Santa Barbara record stores, the album eventually made its way to the Los Angeles offices of Columbia Records, which signed Toad only after agreeing to the band’s request to reissue Bread and Circus in its original form, without any alterations or remixes.

The somber Pale, produced by Marvin Etzioni, followed in 1990. After years of persistent touring, Toad the Wet Sprocket’s commercial breakthrough followed with 1991’s Fear, as the single “All I Want” — quite nearly left off the album — became a Top 20 hit. Another single from the LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” fared similarly well, and the combination pushed Fear to platinum sales. Three years later, Toad returned with Dulcinea, which generated a third Top 40 hit with the single “Fall Down.” While “Fall Down” seemingly catered to the grunge generation with its minor-key riffs and anxious vocals, the bulk of Dulcinea emphasized Toad the Wet Sprocket’s acoustic craft, and the band scored another hit with the mellow “Something’s Always Wrong.”

It wouldn’t be until 2009 that the band went from summer tours and occasional one-off gigs to something the members no longer considered to be broken up. In 2010, officially reunited, Toad’s members gathered to re-record new versions of older hits for use in film and television, not owning the rights or making much money from the famous recorded versions of older material. Shortly after  work was begun on brand-new material, resulting in 2013’s New Constellation, the band’s first new studio album in over 16 years. The album was funded primarily by fans through an online campaign.

Now, the band is celebrating 30 years since the release of Bread and Circus and reinvigorating a career that is standing the test of time.

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Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Landmark on Main Street • 8.29.19
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus • Landmark on Main Street • 8.29.19

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Rufus Wainwright

Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus

Rufus Wainwright, one of the premier male vocalists, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums. He has collaborated with artists ranging from Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Joni Mitchell to Burt Bacharach. His album Rufus Does Judy recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwrightand Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio’s work BLOOM which has toured across the country.

His acclaimed first opera, Prima Donna, premiered at the Manchester International Festival in July 2009 and has since been presented in London, Toronto and BAM in New York.  In 2017 it was performed at the Armel Opera Festival in Hungary and Augsburg Theatre in Germany.  In 2015, Deutsche Grammaphon released a studio recording of the opera recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Rufus celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the release of his latest album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets on Deutsche Grammophon worldwide in Spring 2016.

The Canadian Opera Company commissioned Hadrian, Wainwright’s second opera that chronicled the life and loves of Roman Emperor Hadrian. It premiered in Toronto in the fall of 2018.

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Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.29.19
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World” • NYC Rockin' The River Cruises on The Circle Line • 8.29.19

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Classic Stones “The Greatest Rock and Roll Tribute in The World”

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:30 PM at NYC Rockin’ The River Cruises on The Circle Line

Classic Stones Music Without Borders

The Look…The Sound…The Show…front man Keith Call has all of the moves and swagger of Mick Jagger, while his partner in crime Bernie Bollendorf portrays rock and roll outlaw Keith Richards, perform a jaw dropping resemblance to these two rock and roll icons. What truly makes Classic Stones Live™ unique is their musical prowess, attention to detail, and the spot on renditions of all of your favorite Rolling Stones “classics”! From the signature saxophone solo in Brown Sugar to the unforgettable backing vocals in Gimme Shelter, every last detail has been accounted for by this eight piece band.

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David Broza • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.6.19
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

David Broza • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.6.19

David Broza

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

David Broza Music Without Borders

Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to flamenco percussion and rhythms to a signature rock and roll sound, Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

Raised in Israel, Spain, and England, Broza has performed worldwide since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, promoting a message of peace. Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, especially a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialogue, culture, music, and tolerance. Now, with a string of multi-platinum albums—in Hebrew, English, and Spanish—he continues to hone his message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. A passionate peace advocate, he has also been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Broza garnered widespread acclaim for his 2013 album East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, produced by Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle and Steve Greenberg, and he recorded it in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem. The work, featuring a band of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians, resulted in a beautiful, intimate documentary of the same name. Vanity Faircalled the documentary “extraordinary” and added “if no one else is going to try and heal the world, he will.” East Jerusalem West Jerusalem is currently streaming on Netflix. Broza’s 2016 album, The Set List, captures his best-loved songs culled from studio recordings and live performances over the years. His latest release, Taba’at ZaHav (The Golden Ring), is a collection of 13 new songs about love and separation, co-written with lyricist-poet Tzruya Lahav and sung entirely in Hebrew.

A powerful entertainer and industry innovator, Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message, energetic performances, and musical allure.


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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Ana Popovic • Bull Run • 9.12.19
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Ana Popovic • Bull Run • 9.12.19

Ana Popovic

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Bull Run

Ana Popovic Music Without Borders

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singerAna Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album'Like It On Top', that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.

Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by four-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, the blues influenced album features guest appearances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd,Robben Ford and Keb’ Mo’

A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. Like It On Top celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves. 

“I hope that my music inspires others to motivate ladies all over the world to be successful, energetic, empowered women on a mission, and to motivate men to give them that chance,” Popovic says. “The majority of women need to work harder than men to prove themselves or need to cope with a feeling of constant pressure to never make a mistake and be perfect. I believe that women no longer only have the right to earn a living and to take care of themselves and their families. The time has come to step it up. Becoming the outstanding leaders of tomorrow. Corner-office ladies in business, politics, and the electric guitar!” 

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Paula Poundstone • SOPAC • 9.13.19
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone • SOPAC • 9.13.19

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Paula Poundstone

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

Paula Poundstone Music Without Borders

Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia (say that 3 times fast).

Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and StuffGoes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen ColbertLastCall with Carson Daly and Late Show with David Letterman. Famously, Paula provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

In 2017, Paula released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, in which she offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises.” The book debuted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Humor, and the audiobook was one of the five finalists for 2018 Audio Book of the Year. The book was recognized as one of eight semi-finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States.

Paula can be heard on the big screen as “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.

Paula resides in Santa Monica, CA, where you can find her cleaning the litterboxes of her 14 cats: Clue, Oreo, Luigi, Jem, Belle, Brittle, Mrs. Feziwig, Wednesday, Severus, Tonks, Theo, Sham Wow, Harrison, and Hardy.

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Joan Osborne • Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse • 9.14.19
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Joan Osborne • Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse • 9.14.19

Joan Osborne

Benefit for Ben's Lighthouse

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the home of Adam and Lara Wheat 

Joan Osborne Music Without Borders

Ben’s Lighthouse is honored to invite you to a uniquely memorable evening with Joan Osborne on Saturday, September 14th — a rare opportunity to enjoy her music in an intimate house concert setting. 

Joan Osborne has been called “the most gifted vocalist of her generation and a singer who understands the nuance of phrase, time, and elocution” by AllMusic. 

While she may be best known for the 90’s hit “One of Us”, Osborne has been nominated for numerous awards including a 2013 Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album. She has played the Grand Ole Opry and toured alongside the Grateful Dead, the Dixie Chicks, the Funk Brothers, and many more. 

In 2017, Osborne released the critically acclaimed album “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan”. As she put it, “...there's a lot of uncertainty and fear about what's happening in the world...We need to hear our great writers and poets talking about these times.”

We hope you will join us and Joan Osborne on September 14th for what is sure to be a meaningful and memorable event.

Ticket price includes cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, performance and meet & greet with the artist.

About Ben’s Lighthouse: Ben’s Lighthouse, based in Newtown, Connecticut, began as a grassroots organization following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Founded to honor 6-year old Benjamin Wheeler, Ben’s enthusiasm for life – and his love of lighthouses – is the energy that is carried on through the work of the organization.

Our mission drives us to foster all children’s potential to build a more compassionate and connected world.  Ben’s Lighthouse provides programs and opportunities that help kids and teens develop empathy, self-awareness and social connection.  The lighthouses that Ben loved provide the perfect metaphor that guides our work. From local mentoring programs to national outreach service trips, participants are encouraged to find and share their own light – to stand tall and shine bright!

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Roger McGuinn • Emelin Theatre • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Roger McGuinn • Emelin Theatre • 9.14.19

Roger McGuinn

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

Roger McGuinn Music Without Borders

Roger McGuinn, aka Mr. Tambourine Man, not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock” His groundbreaking work on The Byrds Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album, is widely credited with ushering in the genre.

The Byrds disbanded in 1973, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Inspired by folk singer Pete Seeger, McGuinn began his lifelong dream of a solo career. Now more than forty years later, the three time GRAMMY nominee tours the world delighting audiences with shows as mesmerizing and magical as ever. He delivers the gift of an evening with a master, that is as intimate as it is spellbinding. He guides his audience along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” they expect to hear, as well as some new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces.

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Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert • Landmark on Main Street • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert • Landmark on Main Street • 9.14.19

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Moondance Music Without Borders

Rock and roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into The Mystic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe.

Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You'll hear classic tunes - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next.

"An incredible recreation of the Irish legend." - LA Times

"If Van Morrison isn't coming to your town, Moondance is the next best thing!" - Dallas News

"A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison...a must see." - Hawaii Reporter

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The Machine performs Pink Floyd • SOPAC • 9.14.19
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Machine performs Pink Floyd • SOPAC • 9.14.19

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Come Celebrate

THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

of

The Machine

with

3 Albums 1 Incredible Night

Pink Floyd’s 

Darkside of the Moon

Wish You Were Here 

Animals

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

The Machine Music Without Borders

Celebrate 30 years of The Machine, America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band, with a special anniversary presentation of three classic albums, played in their entirety: The Dark Side of the Moon Wish You Were Here, Animals and an encore. 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, 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 1970s Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Pink Floyd of the 1980s. 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

“The Machine look nothing like Pink Floyd, but that doesn’t matter – they sound exactly like Pink Floyd, and that’s what counts.” ~Matthew Webber, Spin Magazine

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Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 • Troy Music Hall • 9.18.19
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6 • Troy Music Hall • 9.18.19

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Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Troy Music Hall

Lucinda Williams Music Without Borders

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. The Car Wheels On A Gravel Road set will feature visual elements to enhance the storyteller style Williams has used for the special performances

The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing, and there’s no signs of her slowing down any time soon. 

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The Jayhawks • Landmark on Main Street • 9.19.19
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Jayhawks • Landmark on Main Street • 9.19.19

The Jayhawks

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Jayhawks Music Without Borders

The Jayhawks and their rootsy sound emerged from a crowded Minnesota music scene in 1985. Over the course of two decades, nine albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while winning the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process.

After releasing two Indie albums in the 80s The Jayhawks signed with American Recordings in 1991 and over the next decade released five challenging, at times groundbreaking, albums, toured the world to widespread acclaim and even survived the departure of founding member Mark Olson in 1995. After a hiatus in the mid 2000s, the "classic" 1994 lineup reunited for another new studio album in 2011 and 2 years of solid touring, reacquainting audiences old and new with the band's timeless musical vision.

2014 saw a late 90s version of the band led by Gary Louris hitting the road to support the reissues of the three Jayhawks albums released from 1997-2003. The band's new studio album, Back Roads And Abandoned Motels, was released in the summer of 2018, featuring Jayhawks versions of songs Gary Louris had previously written with other artists plus 2 new compositions. .

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Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner • Landmark on Main Street • 9.20.19
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner • Landmark on Main Street • 9.20.19

Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Ann Hampton Callaway Susan Werner Music Without Borders

"Ann Hampton Callaway has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to. The sound always comes first and is what you most remember." - The New York Times

"Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song." - The New Yorker

Cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway has written songs for Barbra Streisand and Carole King and received a Tony nomination for her performance in Swing! on Broadway. The classically trained and jazz inspired singer-songwriter Susan Werner is a concert favorite who has written songs for Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein. They'll perform separately and together in an epic display of piano chops and dazzling wit that you won't want to miss! 

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A Night With Janis Joplin • Garde Arts Center • 9.20.19
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

A Night With Janis Joplin • Garde Arts Center • 9.20.19

A Night With Janis Joplin

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

A Night With Janis Joplin Music Without Borders

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed byRandy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

The New York Times raved that A Night with Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”

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Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

"1964" The Tribute • SOPAC • 9.20.19

“1964” The Tribute

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

1964 Music Without Borders

1964 marked the pivotal year when “Beatlemania” overtook America. With the first visit to the U.S. by the Beatles, the British Rock-and-Roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand” the “Fab Four” were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans who caused a near riot when the boys stepped off their plane and onto American soil.

Two days later, Paul McCartney, age 21, Ringo Starr, 23, John Lennon, 23, and George Harrison, 20, made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, a popular television variety show. Although it was difficult to hear the performance over the screams of teenage girls in the studio audience, an estimated 73 million U.S. television viewers, or about 40 percent of the population, tuned in to watch. The group made their first stateside public concert appearance on February 11 at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C., and 20,000 fans attended. The next day, they gave two back-to-back performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and police were forced to close off the streets around the venerable music hall because of fan hysteria.

The indelible mark the Beatles made in pop culture has yet to be repeated, and generations of fans love the songs that have become classics in their own right. “She Loves You,” “And I Love Her,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and many more are instantly familiar.

“1964” The Tribute brings to life the excitement and musical memories of that very special year as the band re-creates an early ‘60s live Beatle concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter with unrivaled accuracy.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made band members of “1964” The Tribute masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute….which has earned them the distinction from Rolling Stone magazine as the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.”

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 Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together" • SOPAC • 9.21.19
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together" • SOPAC • 9.21.19

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Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together"

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Ann Hampton Calloway & Susan Werner Music Without Borders

Cabaret star Ann Hampton Callaway has written songs for Barbra Streisand and Carole King and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Swing! on Broadway. The classically trained and Jazz inspired singer-songwriter Susan Werner is a concert favorite who has written songs for Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein. They’ll perform separately and together in an epic display of piano chops and dazzling wit that you won’t want to miss!

Ann Hampton Callaway

“Ann Hampton Callaway has a voice so rich, flexible and extravagantly gorgeous that it hardly matters what use she puts it to. The sound always comes first and is what you most remember.” – The New York Times

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year” Ann is a born entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends Jazz and traditional Pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and Jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She wrote and sang the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Ann Hampton Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CD’s. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, and Barbara Carroll to name a few.

Callaway’s live performances showcase her warmth, spontaneous wit and passionate delivery of standards, Jazz classics and originals. She is one of America’s most gifted improvisers, taking words and phrases from her audiences and creating songs on the spot, whether alone at a piano or with a symphony orchestra.

Susan Werner

“Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.” – The New Yorker

After writing twelve albums of songs in styles ranging from Folk/Rock to Tin Pan Alley to Gospel, Country and Chamber Music, what might a woman deemed by National Public Radio as “The Empress of the Unexpected” try next?
She first arrived on the national stage when her 1995 BMG debut earned her national concert tours with Joan Armatrading and Richard Thompson. In 1996 Werner was featured as part of the “next generation” in Peter Paul and Mary’s PBS special LifeLines. She has performed on NPR’s World Café, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and in 2016 Nebraska Educational Television broadcast “The Land Will Outlive Us All,” a one hour special on Werner, agriculture, and her 2015 concert tour across the state.
In addition to Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein, her songs have been recorded by Broadway stars Betty Buckley and Christine Ebersole, and countless individuals and ensembles.


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Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories • Garde Arts Center • 9.21.19
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories • Garde Arts Center • 9.21.19

Graham Nash: An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM at The Garde Arts Center

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Graham Nash will perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash as well as from his beloved solo recordings, weaving anecdotes and tales from his 50-year career.   Throughout the evening,  Nash will be accompanied by longtime collaborator,  and This Path Tonight producer, Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals, and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist, Todd Caldwell. 

Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

The litany of songs that he has written has become the soundtrack of the past half-century, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. Fifteen of his songs are celebrated in the 2018 release, Over the Years…, a 2-disc collection of some of Nash’s best-known works from the past 50 years and more than a dozen unreleased demos and mixes.

While in Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) he wrote the classics   “Marrakesh Express,” “Pre-Road Downs”, “Lady Of the Island,” “Teach Your Children” and “Our House”.

Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), whose “Chicago/We Can Change the World” and “Military Madness” were fueled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight, and the ongoing Vietnam war.  Other songs from that LP include  “I Used To Be A King” and “Simple Man”.  His next album, Wild Tales(1974), addressed (among other issues) unfair jail terms for minor drug offenses (“Prison Song”), unfair treatment of Vietnam vets (“Oh! Camil”) and the unfairness of fame (“You’ll Never Be the Same”).

The eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), includes Nash’s “Southbound Train”  and “Immigration Man” and was followed by the duos  back-to-back albums, Wind On the Water (1975) and Whistling Down the Wire (1976).

On the CSN reunion studio LP (1977), Nash took top honors with “Just A Song Before I Go”.  On CSN’s Daylight Again (1982),  Nash penned their second (and final) Top 10 hit, “Wasted On the Way.”

The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events.  In 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide. 

In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which  landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and was released in paperback in late 2014.

In recognition for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth. While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist. With his photography, Nash has drawn honors including the New York Institute of Technology’s Arts & Technology Medal and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and the Hollywood Film Festival’s inaugural Hollywood Visionary Cyber Award.  His work is collected in the book Eye to Eye: Photographs by Graham Nash; he curated others’ work in the volume Taking Aim: Unforgettable Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs Selected by Graham Nash (2009). Nash’s work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. 


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Sweet Honey In The Rock • SOPAC • 9.22.19
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Sweet Honey In The Rock • SOPAC • 9.22.19

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Sweet Honey In The Rock Music Without Borders

Sweet Honey In The Rock was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon, who was teaching a vocal workshop with the Washington, D.C. Black Repertory Company. Reagon retired from the group in 2004. The name of the group was derived from a song, based on Psalm 81:16, which tells of a land so rich that when rocks were cracked open, honey flowed from them. Johnson has said that this first song in which four women blended their voices was so powerful, that there was no question what the name of the group should be. The ensemble’s most powerful messages are proclaimed through an enormous catalog of songs addressing the world’s woes. They are currently occupied with immigration injustices, congressional greed and lack of compassion for citizens, the environmental imbalance, racial issues and women’s issues.

The sixth member of the group is a sign-language interpreter, and the deaf community is encouraged to attend these joyous performances.

Sweet Honey In The Rock has received several Grammy Award nominations, including one for their children’s album, Still the Same Me which received the Silver Award from the National Association of Parenting Publications. They won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for their version of Lead Belly’s “Grey Goose” from the compilation album Folkways: A Vision Shared.

Their vocals appeared in a number of animated counting cartoons on the long running PBS series Sesame Street, and the group was the subject of the 2005 documentary Sweet Honey In The Rock: Raise Your Voice.

The group has ventured through 20 vocalists since its creation. Embarking on a new chapter in their musical journey, Sweet Honey In The Rock now includes four core vocalists—Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard (both founding members) Nitanju Bolade Casel, and Aisha Kahlil—plus Shirley Childress (an American Sign Language Interpreter who has been performing live with the group since 1981).

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A Night With Janis Joplin • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.22.19
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

A Night With Janis Joplin • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.22.19

A Night With Janis Joplin

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

A Night With Janis Joplin Music Without Borders

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed byRandy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

The New York Times raved that A Night with Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”

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Graham Nash • SOPAC • 9.25.19
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Graham Nash • SOPAC • 9.25.19

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Graham Nash

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Graham Nash and Band perform his classic albums Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales in their entirety as part of an exclusive series of special shows.

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a Grammy Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus from 1964 to ’68, including “Stop Stop Stop,” “On A Carousel,” and “Carrie Anne,” continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album.

The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months.  Yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash’s “Marrakesh Express,” “Pre-Road Downs” and “Lady Of the Island,” from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969). On CSNY’s Déjà Vu (1970), Nash’s “Teach Your Children” and “Our House” beseeched us to hold love tightly, to fend off the madness that was on its way.

Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), whose “Chicago/We Can Change the World” and “Military Madness” were fueled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight, and the ongoing Vietnam war.  His next album, Wild Tales (1974), addressed (among other issues) unfair jail terms for minor drug offenses (“Prison Song”), unfair treatment of Vietnam vets (“Oh! Camil”) and the unfairness of fame (“You’ll Never Be the Same”).

On the CSN reunion studio LP (1977), Nash took top honors with “Just A Song Before I Go” (written in the space of one hour, and a Top 10 hit single).  Lightning struck once more on CSN’s Daylight Again (1982), on which Nash penned their second (and final) Top 10 hit, “Wasted On the Way,” lamenting the energy, time and love lost by the group due to years of internecine quarrels.

Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal.In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on The New York Times Best Sellers list, and was released in paperback in late 2014.


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Darlingside • Landmark on Main Street • 9.26.19
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Darlingside • Landmark on Main Street • 9.26.19

Darlingside

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Darlingside Music Without Borders

Extralife is the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band's critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds Say was steeped in nostalgia and the conviction of youth, Extralife grapples with dystopian realities and uncertain futures. Whether ambling down a sidewalk during the apocalypse or getting stuck in a video game for eternity, the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.

Hope arrives in the form of Darlingside's signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as "retro." The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result "exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop", and calls Extralife "perfectly crafted."

Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival "earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars", according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

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An Evening With Tom Rush Featuring Matt Nakoa • Emelin Theatre • 9.26.19
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With Tom Rush Featuring Matt Nakoa • Emelin Theatre • 9.26.19

An Evening With Tom Rush Featuring Matt Nakoa

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Emelin Theatre

Tom Rush Music Without Borders

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like “No Regrets,” “Circle Game,” “Remember Song,” “Urge for Going” and “Merrimack County.”

Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom a major influence. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

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.

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BETTY • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.27.19
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

BETTY • Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art • 9.27.19

BETTY

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Naked Soul at The Rubin Museum of Art

BETTY Music Without Borders

BETTY, the activist pop rock band fronted by Alyson Palmer, Elizabeth Palmer, and Amy Ziff, is known for clever lyrics, soaring harmonies, and energetic live shows. Their distinctive sound and inspired humor have been heard for decades on television, films, and concerts around the world, as well as in many recordings, including their most recent, tenth album, On The Rocks, now available on iTunes.

BETTY’s feminist passion and international appearances as Arts Envoys for the US State Department led Gloria Steinem to suggest they create a nonprofit on behalf of women, girls, and those marginalized by society. In 2016 The BETTY Effect began formally supporting the band’s outreach around the world.


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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National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.27.19

National Geographic LIVE On the Trail of the Big Cats: Steve Winter

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Nat Geo Live Music Without Borders

Steve Winter specializes in wildlife photography, particularly big cat photography, and has been a National Geographic photographer since 1991. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He was a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International's Global Vision Award and won first prize in the nature story category from World Press Photo in 2008 and 2014. Winter lectures globally on photography, big cats and conservation issues, and with his National Geographic Live program "On the Trail of Big Cats" he sells out venues sharing his stories about travelling the world to photograph cats and educating audiences on the importance of conservation. He has been interviewed on CBS Nightly News, NPR, BBC, and CNN and other media outlets. His film with Bertie Gregory, Mission Critical: Leopards at the Door, continues to run on Nat Geo WILD. Growing up in rural Indiana, Steve dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday.


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Copy of Darlingside • SOPAC • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of Darlingside • SOPAC • 9.27.19

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Darlingside

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Darlingside Music Without Borders

Extralife is the new album by Boston-based quartet Darlingside. While the band's critically acclaimed 2015 release Birds Say was steeped in nostalgia and the conviction of youth, Extralife grapples with dystopian realities and uncertain futures. Whether ambling down a sidewalk during the apocalypse or getting stuck in a video game for eternity, the band asks, sometimes cynically, sometimes playfully: what comes next? Their erstwhile innocence is now bloodshot for the better.

Hope arrives in the form of Darlingside's signature superpower harmonies, drawing frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash; Simon & Garfunkel; and The Byrds. And yet, their penchant for science fiction and speculative futurism counteracts any urge to pigeonhole their aesthetic as "retro." The four close friends construct every piece of their music collaboratively, pooling musical and lyrical ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. NPR Music dubs the result "exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop", and calls Extralife "perfectly crafted."

Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival "earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars", according to The Daily Telegraph. The band tours regularly throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and Europe.

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Brian Wilson & The Zombies • Palace Theater • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Wilson & The Zombies • Palace Theater • 9.27.19

Brian Wilson & The Zombies

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT

Brian Wilson & The Zombies Music Without Borders

Legendary songwriter and founding member of The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, teams up with iconic British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies.

Brian Wilson

Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin will be joining Brian Wilson on stage.

Legendary songwriter Brian Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes. Wilson’s innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations” established The Beach Boys as America’s preeminent band of the 1960s.

In 1965, with The Beach Boys out on tour, Wilson began session work on some of the most deeply personal recordings of his career. Inspired by The Beatles Rubber Soul, he challenged himself to create an immaculate musical masterpiece. A vast departure from the then band’s commercial sound, the resulting Pet Sounds “concept album” achieved great critical success helping usher in a new musical landscape.

Wilson has also achieved great success as a solo artist with 11 of his own albums released to-date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s, Brian Wilson Presents…SMiLE. The album earned Wilson his first GRAMMY for a recording, which was followed by his second GRAMMY win for producing The Beach Boys’ acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions.  With his own band, Wilson has performed major, sold-out tours in recent years, and with The Beach Boys he celebrated the iconic band’s 50th anniversary in 2012 with a major international tour and acclaimed studio album, That’s Why God Made The Radio.

In 2015, Wilson released his latest solo album No Pier Pressure (Capitol) and was the subject of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning biopic Love & Mercy (Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate). Directed by Bill Pohlad and starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti, Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the music legend. Set against the era-defining catalog of the music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the iconic performer whose success came at an extraordinary personal cost.  The culmination of these projects produced Wilson’s first Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song (Motion Picture)for “One Kind Of Love”, which was featured in the film.

Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

The Zombies

Iconic British psychedelic pop legends, The Zombies, have returned to celebrate their long-awaited induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. After receiving their 4th nomination in 5 years, the support for The Zombies’ induction among the public and their peers was undeniable — the band placed 4th in the public online poll with over 330,000 votes, while even fellow nominee John Prine called for their induction before his own in a Billboard interview. On March 29, 2019 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Zombies joined Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, and Roxy Music as the 2019 Class of The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Fittingly, the Induction Ceremony (which will be broadcasted on HBO) took place exactly 50 years to-the-day after The Zombies’ classic “Time of the Season” first hit #1 on the charts in
America.

Never content to only look back, The Zombies are also touring in support of their latest Billboard-charting album, Still Got That Hunger, lead by founding and current members, vocalist Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, alongside Steve Rodford on drums, and renowned session guitarist Tom Toomey. New member, Søren Koch, joined the band following the untimely passing of The Zombies' beloved bassist Jim Rodford (formerly of ARGENT and The Kinks) in early 2018.

The band’s live performances, described by Rolling Stone as “absolutely triumphant”, take fans on a journey through time, from their early hits...their 1968 masterpiece Odessey & Oracle…post-Zombies solo favorites…right to today with Still Got That Hunger.

The second U.K. band following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, The Zombies infiltrated the airwaves with the sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and jazzy keyboard riffs of their 1960’s hit singles “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” Ironically, the group broke-up just prior to achieving their greatest success — the worldwide chart-topping single “Time of the Season,” from their swan-song album Odessey & Oracle, ranked #100 in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ To this day, generations of new bands have cited The Zombies’ work as pop touchstones, and the band continues to be embraced by new generations of fans.

Following the break-up of the original band, lead vocalist Colin Blunstone went on to develop an acclaimed solo career (with hits including "Say You Don't Mind," "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted", and “Old & Wise” with Alan Parsons Project ) and keyboardist/songwriter Rod Argent rocked ‘70’s arenas with his eponymous band ARGENT (“Hold Your Head Up,” “God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You”), but the legend of The Zombies continued to take on a life of its own. By the start of the new Millennium, Blunstone and Argent were inspired to resurrect The Zombies.

The explosive release of Still Got That Hunger proved that Zombies fever is stronger than ever, with premieres at Rolling Stone, Mojo, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian Speakeasy, and Spin, alongside special broadcast performances, including Later…With Jools Holland, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and AOL Sessions. Moreover, it marked a historical moment on the Billboard charts, as The Zombies’ critically acclaimed album Odessey And Oracle re-entered the Billboard 100 forty-eight years later at the same time as Still Got That Hunger!

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Flor de Toloache • Landmark on Main Street • 9.27.19
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Flor de Toloache • Landmark on Main Street • 9.27.19

Flor de Toloache

Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Flor de Toloache Music Without Borders

Latin Grammy® winning, New York Based all-female ensemble and beloved press-darlings, Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. The female quartet's diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds have also transcended culture and gender by forging new paths. Like the legendary Love Potion the Toloache flower is used for in Mexico, the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance. The group is led by co-band directors Mireya I. Ramos on violin and Shae Fiol on vihuela. Together, they have graced international stages from Chenai, India to Paris, France and have extensively toured the U.S. as supporting act for Dan Auerbach of "The Black Keys"' new project "The Arcs", as well as Cafe Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, and Natalia Lafourcade.

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Delbert McClinton • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.28.19
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Delbert McClinton • Tarrytown Music Hall • 9.28.19

Delbert McClinton

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Delbert McClinton Music Without Borders

Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for "Good Man, Good Woman”. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories. Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.” Prick Of The Litter blends Delbert’s signature rhythm and blues sound with a newer jazz-influence inspired by Johnny Mercer, Nat King Cole and other legendary crooners. He includes some upbeat traditional blues (“Don’t Do It”) with a romantic take on Tony Bennett’s San Francisco (“San Miguel”) while “Skip Chaser” paints a vivid picture of the perils of the profession. A highlight is the album’s closer, the gentle and hopeful “Rosy.” McClinton's road band, Self-Made Men provide a hard-driving rhythm section, powerful guitars and innovative piano, accented by punched-up horns. Delbert’s definitive vocals and distinct harmonica licks bring it all together.

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David Broza & Trio Havana • Emelin Theatre • 9.28.19
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

David Broza & Trio Havana • Emelin Theatre • 9.28.19

David Broza & Trio Havana

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

David Broza & Trio Havana Music Without Borders

Israeli superstar David Broza is considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers. From his whirlwind finger picking to Flamenco percussion and rhythms, to a signature rock and roll sound, David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have delighted audiences throughout the world.

Raised in Israel, Spain and England, Broza has been giving his charismatic and energetic performances worldwide since 1977, when his hit song “Yihye Tov” first hit the airwaves, promoting a message of peace. Broza is also known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian projects, especially a resolution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict through dialogue, culture, music and tolerance. Now, with a string of multi-platinum albums—in Hebrew, English and Spanish—he continues to hone his message. Broza was awarded a Spanish medal of honor by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance. A passionate peace advocate, he has also been named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Broza garnered widespread acclaim for his 2013 album East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Steve Earle and Steve Greenberg, and recorded in its entirety in the Palestinian Sabreen Studio in East Jerusalem. The work, featuring a band of both Israeli and Palestinian musicians, resulted in a beautiful, intimate documentary of the same name. Vanity Fair called the documentary “extraordinary” and added “if no one else is going to try and heal the world, he will.” East Jerusalem West Jerusalem is currently streaming on Netflix. Broza’s 2016 album, The Set List, captures his best-loved songs culled from studio recordings and live performances over the years. His latest release, Taba’at ZaHav (The Golden Ring), is a collection of 13 new songs about love and separation co-written with lyricist/poet Tzruya Lahav and sung entirely in Hebrew.

A powerful entertainer and industry innovator, David Broza awes and inspires audiences with his sincere message, energetic performances and musical allure.

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Flor De Toloache • SOPAC • 9.28.19
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Flor De Toloache • SOPAC • 9.28.19

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Flor De Toloache

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Flor De Toloache Music Without Borders

Latin Grammy Award winner Flor de Toloache made New York City history as the first and only all­-women mariachi group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is led by singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, harp, violin and vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache performs mostly as a four-piece ensemble. Its members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the U.S. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings mariachi music to new audiences.

Flor de Toloache has graced international stages from Chenai, India to Paris, France and have extensively toured the U.S. as supporting act for Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys spinoff band The Arcs, as well as Cafe Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia and Natalia Lafourcade. They mesmerize audiences at festivals including the ACL Festival in Austin TX, have toured Alaska with Ozomatli and at times play with Ana Tijoux.

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Jimmie Vaughan • Bull Run • 9.30.19
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jimmie Vaughan • Bull Run • 9.30.19

Jimmie Vaughan

Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Bull Run

Jimmie Vaughan Music Without Borders

Jimmie Vaughan is far more than one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity – a living legend.” And when it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights out there making sure the music stays true to its powerful source. Jimmie has dedicated his life to making sure the blues stays alive and remains an inspiration to all who listen. It's a spirit he has held close for over 50 years and he isn't about to stop now.

His new album, “Baby, Please Come Home,” is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be. The songs can go up, down, sideways and even off in their own distinctive direction, but one thing is certain, each and every one of them is packed with pure feeling and striking originality. That's because while the blues is almost as old as America itself, every time a musician lends their soul to living inside these songs, something new comes out. There is a constant reinvention for musicians like Vaughan, because the blues demands it. There can be nothing less than a revelation, because that's how the music stays alive. It's almost like an alchemy exists, where instruments and voice join together to make a joyful noise. And above all else the blues, in the capable of hands of Vaughan and his musical cohorts, is a path to salvation. One that is birthed in the ability of songs to make life on earth a better place to be.

"Playing what you feel has always been my main goal," Vaughan says. Considering the Texas guitarist and singer has had the kind of career that makes him a living legacy, those are no idle words. After his worldwide success with the Fabulous Thunderbirds during the '80s, it came time to leave that band and build his own path in exploring different approaches to the blues. He did not hesitate. And what Vaughan discovered was that he could take it anywhere; there were no boundaries. "I wanted to find out what I could really do," he says, "and when I started singing it gave me a whole new side to explore. When I was young I didn't really pay much attention to categories of music. I just heard what I liked and decided to explore that. And that's really what I'm still doing."

In 1990, Jimmie had joined up with brother Stevie Ray to record "Family Style," an album that reflected their mutually deep musical roots and modern artistic sophistication. But in August, 1990, just a few weeks prior to the album’s release, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin. Jimmie was devastated and retreated from touring and recording, though he continued to play guitar every day. The success of "Family Style" further enhanced Jimmie’s reputation as a distinctive musical stylist, whose rich-toned exuberance has earned him the respect of many of the greats of contemporary music. He began showing up on albums like B.B. King and Eric Clapton’s "Riding With The King," Bob Dylan’s "Under The Red Sky," Willie Nelson’s "Milk Cow Blues," Carlos Santana’s "Havana Moon" and Don Henley’s "Inside Job." Buddy Guy once said: “He’s unbeatable when it comes to the blues. He just plays it like it’s supposed to be played.” And Stevie Ray, when people would compare his playing to that of his brother, would say there was really no contest. “I play probably 80 percent of what I can play. Jimmie plays one percent of what he knows. He can play anything.”

And yet Jimmie Vaughan remains modest when it comes to his life and work. “I’m just trying to have fun like everyone else,” he concludes. “I’ve been playing since I was 13. I play every day. I’ve never stopped. I can’t imagine that I could exist without it.”

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Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell • Landmark on Main Street • 10.3.19
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell • Landmark on Main Street • 10.3.19

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell Music Without Borders

The New Yorker calls Lucy Kaplansky, "A truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs."

Kaplansky's first solo album in 6 years, Everday Street, was released in 2018. It features instrumental support from Duke Levine (J. Geils Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter) and harmonies by Shawn Colvin and Richard Shindell. About the album, Kaplansky says, "My fans have been asking me for awhile to make a record that's reflective of my live shows, stripped down, spontaneous, acoustic, with the feel of one of my concerts. The songs were recorded over four days. These are genuine performances; many were captured in one take. As a result, the sound and feel of the album is more acoustic, even bluegrassy at times, with all the intimacy of a live show. The songs on Everyday Street, co-written with my husband Richard Litvin, weave stories of joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery."

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his latest release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. Although known primarily as songwriter, Shindell takes a more holistic view of his career. Producer, writer, singer, guitarist, interpreter: it all adds up to a life in music.

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ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" • Bull Run • 10.4.19
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" • Bull Run • 10.4.19

ZOSO "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience"

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Bull Run

Zoso Music Without Borders

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. 

For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly ­wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso’s 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Their live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It’s in the way they play - each band member’s mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot­ on vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards; their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die­hard Zeppelin fans. Their passion, musical ability, showmanship and precise attention to detail earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a loyal national following. 

The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as being "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes," and theChicago Sun ­Times declared Zoso is "the closest to the original of any tribute.

"If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70's or are looking to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence."

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The Robert Cray Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.5.19
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Robert Cray Band • Tarrytown Music Hall • 10.5.19

The Robert Cray Band

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Robert Cray Band Music Without Borders

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. The group’s most recent recordings, Nothing But Love and In My Soul put the band back on the Billboard Charts.  Cray’s latest record, also produced by Jordan is called “Robert Cray with Hi Rhythm” and was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis with the famous Hi Rhythm section. While the present tour is with Cray’s current band (The Robert Cray Band) and NOT Hi Rhythm, Robert will perform occasionally at select special shows with Jordan and Hi Rhythm.

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Jon B • SOPAC • 10.5.19
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Jon B • SOPAC • 10.5.19

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Jon B

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Jon B Music Without Borders

Jon B is a consummate artist, an accomplished musician and noted songwriter and producer with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man’s love Soul. His early influences include Duran Duran, Inxs, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Babyface, Prince and Sade. Knowing the path he desired to take in life, he spent the summer after high school writing, producing and recording 40 incredible songs and began making his rounds to all major record labels.

Within a few months, he’d met Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and his wife, Tracy Edmonds, who were interested in signing Jon to their label imprint, Edmonds Record Group (formerly Yab Yum). The relationship between Jon and Edmonds Record Group immediately bore fruit. His debut album Bonafidewent platinum and he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the single, “Someone to Love.” His sophomore effort Cool Relax also went platinum and earned him multiple Billboard Music Award nominations including Top R&B Artist, Top Hot R&B Single for “They Don’t Know/ Are U Still Down,” Top Hot R&B Singles Artist and a Soul Train Music Award nomination for Best Male Single. “Are U Still Down” featured the legendary Tupac Shakur collaborating with Jon in the studio, before his death in 1996.

Jon also solidified his production sound with a collaboration with Jay Z and Coko (from SWV) featured on the “Hav Plenty” sound track. His third album Pleasures U Like featured some of R&B and Hip Hop’s heavy weights, Faith Evan’s, Nas, Az and Cuban Link, as well as the successful single “Don’t Talk” which Jon wrote and produced himself. His appreciation for the music and the culture propelled his innovative ideas and ability to express himself in many genres of musical styles including R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Reggae/Dance Hall and Jazz. Jon later went on to write and produce records for Luther Vandross (“Grown Thangs”), Toni Braxton (“In the Late of Night”) and songs for Gina Thompson, Color Me Badd, Az Yet, as well as remixing Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone.”

Jon’s fourth release Stronger Everyday was another gem of an album full of amazing tracks and collaboration’s with Hip Hop legend’s like Scarface, Old Dirty Bastard and Bennie Man. In 2008 he released “Helpless Romantic” Keeping the tradition alive of the classic R&B sound. This album was more self-contained with few collaborations but featuring atmospheric, romantic songwriting. This album was Jon getting back to the basics of writing, producing and singing.  In 2013 Jon B released B-Sides Collectiondebuting #5 on iTunes Soul Album Charts. B-Sides Collection features 23 unreleased tracks from 2001-2012.

“With every album 40 to 50 songs are cut and here are some that didn’t make the cut but have remained classics I feel the fans deserve to have a glimpse into all the B-Sides that complete Jon B,” says the prolific songwriter, singer and producer.

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Almost Queen • Palace Theater • 10.11.19
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Almost Queen • Palace Theater • 10.11.19

Almost Queen

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Palace Theater

Almost Queen Music Without Borders

The most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four-piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary • SOPAC • 10.11.19
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary • SOPAC • 10.11.19

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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Peter Yarrow & Noel Stookey Music Without Borders

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey along with Mary Travers founded the legendary Folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. The group performed for nearly 50 years, won five Grammy Awards, and produced 13 Top 40 hits. They earned eight gold and five platinum albums, all the while continuing a centuries-old tradition of people raising their voices in song for the sake of freedom and social justice.

The group reclaimed Folk’s potency as a social, cultural and political force. Their performances of such songs as “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” “Puff, The Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ In The Wind” and more are forever etched into the history of American popular song.

They recorded their debut album, Peter, Paul and Mary, in 1962. It included “Lemon Tree,” “500 Miles” and the Pete Seeger hit tunes “If I Had a Hammer”  and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” It remained a main catalog-seller for decades to come, eventually selling over two million copies, earning double platinum certification in the United States alone.

They were the quintessential group of the Folk revival movement of the 1960s and joined their musical genius with songs that celebrated the common man and the virtues of freedom and activism. As the decade progressed they lent their voices and passion to liberal causes. Following Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy’s strong showing in the 1968 New Hampshire Primary, the group recorded “Eugene McCarthy For President (If You Love Your Country)” endorsing McCarthy, which was released without a record label. Yarrow eventually married the politician’s niece. Stookey wrote the classic “There is Love” for their wedding ceremony.

The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 and received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.

During breaks from Peter, Paul and Mary and following Mary Travers’s death in 2009, Peter and Noel Paul have led significant careers as solo artists. They each enjoy active performance schedules and focus on a wide range of social justice efforts. They also come together for a few concerts each year. In this special evening, the artists celebrate through song and reflection the enduring impact of their music and advocacy.

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Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On • SOPAC • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On • SOPAC • 10.12.19

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Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at South Orange Performing Arts Center

Laura & Linda Benanti Music Without Borders

Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who returned to Broadway last year as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of My Fair Lady. Before taking on her dream role of Eliza Doolitte, she was seen onstage in Steve Martin’s hit Broadway play Meteor Shower. Other Broadway roles include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee), Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner), Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, The Wedding Singer and Nine (starring Antonio Banderas). Other distinguished theater performances include Perdita in The Winter’s Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera, Eileen in Wonderful Town,and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores!  Her television credits include recurring and guest appearances YoungerThe Detour, SupergirlLaw & Order: SVUNashvilleThe Good WifeElementaryNurse JackieThe Big C, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live and as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

After a thirty-five-year retirement from performing, Linda Benanti returns to the stage co-headlining concerts with her daughter Laura Benanti. Linda left performing in 1982 to dedicate more time to motherhood. She and her husband Sal raised daughters Laura and Marielle to be active and engaged in the arts, sports, their schools, church and community.

After transitioning out of performing, Linda began teaching in Manhattan for her mentor Keith Davis, who encouraged her to open her own studio. There she worked with notable Broadway performers and aspiring singers, some of whom are well known today. Once they moved from the city, Linda opened her still flourishing voice studio in Kinnelon, NJ, where she continues to teach along with her associate teachers.

Linda’s last show was the 1981 revival of Brigadoon.  Before that, she was in the national tour of The Odyssey with Yul Brynner, which came to Broadway as the short-lived Home Sweet Homer (you can see the poster on the wall at Joe Allen’s!). Some of her favorite Off-Broadway and regional roles include The Girl in The Fantastics, Guinevere in Camelot, Marian in The Music Man, Anne in A Little Night Music, Nanette in No, No, Nanette, Maria in Call Me Madam, Mary in The Drunkard, Ella in The Bells are Ringing, Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Polly in The Three Penny Opera, and Amy in Where’s Charley? During that period, she also did numerous television commercials and voice overs.  Her new favorite role is Nana to Laura’s daughter Ella Rose!

Linda is so grateful for the joy-filled gift of performing with her daughter Laura, who is brilliantly talented and an all-around incredible human being.

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An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash • Landmark on Main Street • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash • Landmark on Main Street • 10.12.19

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Landmark on Main Street

Graham Nash Music Without Borders

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his multi-faceted career stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus, including "On a Carousel" and "Carrie Anne," continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album.

The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months. Yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash's "Marrakesh Express," and "Lady of the Island," from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969), and "Teach Your Children" and "Our House" on CSNY's Déjà Vu (1970).

Nash's solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), which included "Chicago/We Can Change the World" and "Military Madness" and others. In addition to his string of solo albums, he has performed and recorded with David Crosby as Crosby/Nash. Their eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), is bookended by Nash's "Southbound Train" and "Immigration Man".

Nash's passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events.

In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list. In recognition for his contributions as a musician and philanthropist, Nash was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth. While continually building his musical legacy, Nash is also an internationally renowned photographer and visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide.

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Amy Helm • Emelin Theatre • 10.12.19
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Amy Helm • Emelin Theatre • 10.12.19

Amy Helm

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM at the Emelin Theatre

Amy Helm Music Without Borders

The daughter of The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus, Amy 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.

Her second album This Too Shall Light (2018), comprises a diverse range of influences including 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. Amy sought what she calls a “circular sound” for the album, which 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.

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.”

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Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino • The F.M. Kirby Center • 10.17.19
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino • The F.M. Kirby Center • 10.17.19

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Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at The F.M. Kirby Center

Vieux Farka Toure & Bambino Music Without Borders

A unique collaboration between two of Africa’s most esteemed and dynamic guitar masters. Bombino (Niger) and Vieux Farka Toure (Mali) share the stage and transport the audience on a dazzling and intimate musical journey to the Sahara desert, the original birthplace of the blues.

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

Copy of 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paula Poundstone • Hawaii Theatre • 7.6.19
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Paula Poundstone • Hawaii Theatre • 7.6.19

Paula Poundstone

Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Hawaii Theatre

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Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year.

Paula is also an Author, Lecturer, Host, and Actress. In her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness (Algonquin Books) she asks the question, “Is there a secret to human happiness?” She offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of “totally scientific” experiments, recording her data for all mankind. Kirkus Reviews calls it, “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises.” The book debuted at #1 on Amazon best sellers lists in Humor in Hardcover, Audible, Kindle and CD within its first ten days of release and is now out in paperback. The audio book, read by Paula, was one of five finalists for the 2018 Audio Book of the Year.

Paula is a popular panelist on NPR’s # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is a comedy field guide to life. Each week Paula and her co-host, Adam Felber, a friend and fellow panelist on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! bring on leading expert guests and use their unique comedic sensibility to help us navigate life in the 21st century. Along the way, Paula attempts to explain existence through her kaleidoscopic perspective, and Adam tries to interject some rationality.

Paula’s guest appearances include The Late Show with Stephen ColbertStar Talk with Neil deGrasse TysonLate Night with Carson DalyNerdist with Chris Hardwick, and she was a clue in a New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s filed commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, and Morning Edition and All Things Considered for NPR. She voices the character “Paulette” in Cartoon Network’s new animated series Summer Camp Island.  An avid Disney movie fan, Paula had a dream come true when she was cast to voice the character “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Paula has had numerous HBO specials and starred in her own series on HBO and ABC. Her second special for HBO, Paula Poundstone goes to Harvard, marked the first time the elite university allowed its name to be used in the title of a television show.

Paula was the first woman, in its then 73rd year, to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic and is recognized in innumerable lists, documentaries, and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time.

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