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Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg • SOPAC • 3.20.19
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg • SOPAC • 3.20.19

Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

Del McCoury and David Grisman met at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They both celebrated the arrival of first-born sons, Monroe Grisman and Ronnie McCoury, within a month of each other.

Through the years Del McCoury and David Grisman have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of Bluegrass classics, made at two Dawg studio jam sessions in the 1990s, Del & Dawg celebrates the nearly 50-year Bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians share.

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Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg • Landmark on Main Street • 3.21.19
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg • Landmark on Main Street • 3.21.19

Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Del McCoury and David Grisman met at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They both celebrated the arrival of first-born sons, Monroe Grisman and Ronnie McCoury, within a month of each other.

Through the years Del McCoury and David Grisman have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of Bluegrass classics, made at two Dawg studio jam sessions in the 1990s, Del & Dawg celebrates the nearly 50-year Bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians share.

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Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 3.22.19
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 3.22.19

Del McCoury & David Grisman – Del & Dawg

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 8PM at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

del and dawg Poster 01.18.jpg

Del McCoury and David Grisman met at the first show Del ever played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. They both celebrated the arrival of first-born sons, Monroe Grisman and Ronnie McCoury, within a month of each other.

Through the years Del McCoury and David Grisman have shared the stage at venues and festivals across the country and in 2012 released Hardcore Bluegrass, a unique collection of Bluegrass classics, made at two Dawg studio jam sessions in the 1990s, Del & Dawg celebrates the nearly 50-year Bluegrass friendship that these two legendary musicians share.

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ellis Paul in the Loft • SOPAC • 3.23.19

Ellis Paul in the Loft

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

Ellis Paul MWB Music Without Borders

Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer-songwriters.

Ellis Paul grew up on a Maine family farm, where he was encouraged to follow his dreams. After college graduation he worked as a teacher and social worker with inner city children by day and pursuing the possibilities offered by Boston’s fertile music scene at night, he gained prominence in local coffeehouses and open mic nights. It was the same circuit that opened the door for other like-minded artists of the day, and in turn, gave Ellis Paul exposure to such creative contemporaries as Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, John Gorka, Catie Curtis, and Bill Morrissey. It also helped him win a Boston Underground Songwriting competition and placement on a Windham Hill Records singer/songwriter compilation, bringing him his first hint of national exposure at the same time.

The major tipping point in his career came with the opportunity to open for Bill Morrissey, one of New England’s most prominent Folk artists. He began to hone his talent, and became interested in the music of Woody Guthrie. Ellis Paul has a sense of roots, of connectedness to the whole history of Folk music; he sees the thread that runs through all the generations of this music.

He’s become a staple at the Newport Folk Festival, played Carnegie hall, and venues from Alaska to Miami, Paris and London. In addition to his 19 albums released on the Rounder and Black Wolf record labels, his music has appeared on dozens of distinguished compilations. A Film/ DVD entitled 3000 Miles — part concert film, part documentary, part instructional video — provides a further prospective on both the man and his music. He’s also released a pair of children’s albums, earning him honors from the Parent’s Choice Foundation for both. His latest, “The Hero In You” has been turned into a picture book, detailing the lives of great American heroes. Ellis Paul’s literate, evocative and insightful writings are further showcased in a book of poetry and short stories entitled Notes from the Road, already in its third pressing.

Ellis Paul’s new album, Chasing Beauty, is a set of songs which detail, in typical Paul fashion, stories of people and places that reflect larger truths about us all. “Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)” pays tribute to that fearless American icon name-checked in its title. “Plastic Soldier” offers homage to a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan. A real-life barnstorming pilot takes the spotlight in “Jimmie Angel’s Flying Circus,” while iconic Boston blue collar musician Dennis Brennan takes the focus in “Waiting on a Break.” Even the Empire State Building and the Boston Red Sox get their due, via “Empire State” and “UK Girl (Boston Calling),” respectively.

In reality, these stories are a continuation of tales Ellis Paul has told for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos, inclusion in several movie soundtracks, and stages he’s headlined both near and far.

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The Indigo Girls • Landmark on Main Street • 3.25.19
Mar
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Indigo Girls • Landmark on Main Street • 3.25.19

The Indigo Girls

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s. 

The power of unity, both in music and in life, has been an Indigo Girls calling card ever since they burst into the spotlight with their 1989 self-titled breakout album. Since then, the band has racked up a slew of Gold and Platinum records, taken home a coveted GRAMMY Award, and earned the respect of high profile peers and collaborated from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez. NPR’s Mountain Stage called the group “one of the finest folk duos of all time” while Rolling Stone said “they personify what happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews come together to create something transcendentally its own.”   The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Both on and off the stage, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.

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An Evening with Jim Messina and POCO • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 3.28.19
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Jim Messina and POCO • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 3.28.19

An Evening with Jim Messina and POCO

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Jim Messina and POCO MWB Music Without Borders

Jim Messina and Poco will perform in a double bill.  This is a rare chance to see these two iconic bands on the same night, performing the hits for which they are best known.

Messina, half of Loggins & Messina, a founding member of Poco and a member of Buffalo Springfield, brings his current band to perform songs from throughout his career. He co-wrote many of Loggins & Messina’s hits including "Your Mama Don’t Dance", "Angry Eyes", and "Peace of Mind". Messina also wrote Poco’s "You Better Think Twice" and "Follow Your Dreams" among others. His latest album is In the Groove, which includes Rusty Young as a special guest.

Poco, formed following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968, is one of the first and longest-lasting country-rock groups. Over the years, Poco has had several critically acclaimed albums. Fifty years after Poco was formed, founding member Rusty Young, who introduced massive hits "Crazy Love" and "Call It Love", still leads this incredible band. Other hits include "Heart of The Night", "Spellbound", "Keep on Tryin'", and "Good Feelin’ To Know". Poco’s last studio CD, All Fired Up received stellar reviews.


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Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.29.19
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.29.19

Music of Cream - 50th Anniversary World Tour

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Music of Cream MWB Music Without Borders

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour with Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce & Will Johns is primed to take over North America and celebrate the music and legacy their family members created. Prepare to hear personal stories and songs such as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Crossroads,” “Spoonful” and “White Room” performed across a comprehensive set, which will also see Kofi Baker (drums), Malcome Bruce (bass, vocals) and Will Johns (guitar, vocals) interplay with footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen, along with never-before-seen footage and photos. This multi-media concert experience has been specially created for the 50th Anniversary Tour, providing some of rock’s most memorable moments with a new lease on life.


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1964 The Beatles Tribute • Landmark on Main Street • 3.29.19
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

1964 The Beatles Tribute • Landmark on Main Street • 3.29.19

1964 The Beatles Tribute

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

1964 Beatles Tribute MWB Music Without Borders

Since the early eighties, "1964"...The Tribute has been thrilling audiences around the globe by taking them on journey through a quintessential moment in music history that will live forever.

Over twenty years of researching and performing have made "1964" masters of their craft. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as THE most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute.

Tickets: $35 / $40 / $45
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Stone Soup & Other Stories • Landmark on Main Street • 3.30.19
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Stone Soup & Other Stories • Landmark on Main Street • 3.30.19

Stone Soup & Other Stories

Saturday March 30, 2019 at 3PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Stone Soup and Other Stories is a charming, well-seasoned blend of folk tales from around the world from favorite kids' show producers the Pushcart Players.

"Stone Soup and Other Stories" supports the literacy movement's emphasis on the joy of reading, and provides a starting point for ongoing enjoyment of folk tales. This familiar brew of favorites is dynamic, participatory and filled with zesty entertainment, "Stone Soup..." is on the gourmet "not to be missed" list!

Ideal for hungry young readers grades pre-K through 5.

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B-The Underwater Bubble Show • Garde Arts Center • 3.31.19
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

B-The Underwater Bubble Show • Garde Arts Center • 3.31.19

B-The Underwater Bubble Show

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 5PM at the Garde Arts Center

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This is a story about each and everyone’s life. We all know life can be gray or colorful - this time it is going to be very colorful! After another long day full of meetings and deadlines, Mr. B finds himself transported to a magical world that’s inhabited by seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and more. They carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him.

Taking cues from Cirque du Soleil, the visually spectacular show incorporates the latest in stage technology combining dancers, acrobats, lasers,  snow cannons, soap bubble tornadoes, theatrical fog, gigantic smoke rings, smoke-filled soap bubble machines, optical illusions and many other surprises.  Lasers, low ground smoke and flying foam simulate waves and the underwater atmosphere. A juggler in a huge plastic ball is the performer that immediately attracts Mr. B and the audience into Bubblelandia‘s wondrous world, while dancers and acrobats serve as “small colorful fish chasing Mr. B and each other inside the aquarium.  The main character is played by a skillful actor/mime exaggerating his gradual transformation from stressed out modernity to blissed out wonder, transporting the audience into this parallel universe of joy and freedom. 

Creators Enrico Pezzoli and bubble artist/spouse, Dace Pecoli,  have toured the world as a duo act for nearly twenty years working with the form, including a performance at the Sochi Olympics.


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An Evening with Jim Messina and POCO • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.31.19
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Jim Messina and POCO • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.31.19

An Evening with Jim Messina and POCO

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Jim Messina and POCO MWB Music Without Borders

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV
Poco and Jim Messina return to perform in a double bill at the Music Hall.  This is a rare chance to see these two iconic bands on the same night, performing the hits for which they are best known. For more than 50 years, Poco’s distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock. Still led by the band co-founder and multi-instrumentalist who wrote and sang their biggest hits, they are a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder of Poco and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. He produced much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums.

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Cyrille Aimée: A Sondheim Adventure • SOPAC • 3.31.19
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

Cyrille Aimée: A Sondheim Adventure • SOPAC • 3.31.19

Cyrille Aimée: A Sondheim Adventure at SOPAC

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

Cyrille Aimée MWB Music Without Borders

Winner of the 2012 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition, the native of France was captivated by Sondheim’s work when she was cast in a 2013 New York City Center production of A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Story. She eventually recorded “Live Alone and Like It” and from there plunged into a full album of Sondheim.

Cyrille Aimée, has a wealth of experiences in her young life that have shaped her sound, and love of music.  She ventured from singing on street corners in Europe to dazzling audiences at the world’s most prestigious Jazz festivals; from sneaking out to sing in gypsy encampments in her native France to acting on Broadway; from singing Sondheim alongside Bernadette Peters to sharing her story in a TEDx talk; from braving the notoriously tough audiences at New York’s Apollo Theatre to being called a “rising star in the galaxy of Jazz singers” by The New York Times.

It was the idea and unlimited potential of improvisation that set Cyrille Aimée on her course, and the desire to pursue that in-the-moment creation inevitably led her to Jazz. She spent her teen years performing in the cafés and clubs of Paris, then attended the American School of Modern Music there. She garnered her first taste of fame – or, perhaps more accurately, notoriety – when she was selected as one of 16 semi-finalists for Star Academy, the French equivalent of “American Idol.” When she realized how restrictive the show’s contract would be, however, she opted to walk away, igniting a scandal in the French media.

Aimée escaped the spotlight but was soon drawn to the U.S., where she attended SUNY Purchase on scholarship – in large part due to its proximity to the Jazz hub of Manhattan. She honed her skills through weekly gigs at a Soho restaurant and at Birdland Jazz Club. She also became a regular at Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.

At the same time, no less an authority than Stephen Sondheim recognized that Cyrille Aimée’s captivating gift for storytelling through song would translate to the theatrical stage. The musical theater icon hand-picked her to star alongside the legendary Bernadette Peters in an Encores Special Presentation tribute to Sondheim at New York’s City Center in November 2013, backed by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. One thing led to another, and the stage was set for A Sondheim Adventure, and a full immersion into the Sondheim canon.

 “Astonishingly creative….with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past.” — Wall Street Journal

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Lewis Black - The Joke's On US Tour • Garde Arts Center • 4.4.19
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

Lewis Black - The Joke's On US Tour • Garde Arts Center • 4.4.19

Lewis Black

The Joke’s On US Tour

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8PM at the Garde Arts Center

Lewis Black MWB Music Without Borders

One of the most prolific and popular performers working today, stand-up, actor and author Lewis Black has performed for audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. In 2012, he performed eight sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway. 

Known as the king of the rant, Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. 

In 1996, he created a weekly three-minute rant segment for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” which  evolved, one of the most popular and longest-running segments on the show and with  his four specials for the “Comedy Central Presents” series helped win him Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards in 2001.

Black has released nine CDs that have received five Grammy® nominations and two wins for the Best Comedy Album.  He has filmed two specials for HBO, one of which was nominated for an Emmy® in 2007. He had a regular feature for two seasons on “Inside the NFL”, for which he earned a Sports Emmy.  He has filmed two feature length concert films and has appeared on “Larry King Live,” and late night shows hosted by Piers Morgan, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Conan O’ Brian and Craig Ferguson. Black has written three best-selling books and more than 40 plays., many of which have been produced around the country, including at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. 

Black has appeared in films, co-starring with Robin Williams in Barry Levinson’s “Man of the Year” (Universal Pictures), as well as roles Steve Pink’s “Accepted”, and Paul Feig’s “Unaccompanied Minors.” In 2015, Black notably voiced the character “Anger” in the Academy Award winning film from Pixar, “Inside Out.” 

Black is a strong supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Autism Speaks and was honored by The Brady Center for his commitment to ending gun violence. He was honored by the ACLU of Georgia with their National Civil Liberties Award and also has performed in three USO tours, visiting several Middle Eastern and European military bases.

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Coco Montoya & Tinsley Ellis • SOPAC • 4.5.19
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Coco Montoya & Tinsley Ellis • SOPAC • 4.5.19

Coco Montoya & Tinsley Ellis

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

Coco Montoya Tinsley Ellis MWB Music Without Borders

It’s hard to imagine a Blues double bill with two more celebrated masters than Coco Montoya and Tinsley Ellis. Fiery guitar licks and passionate vocals are the hallmarks of these musical wizards. They will leave you breathless with this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The old Willie Dixon adage, “Blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary Blues-Rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the Blues’ hardest truths. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993. Five years of constant touring with Collins and ten years with Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Montoya has released eight solo albums—including three for Alligator between 2000 and 2007—and has played at clubs, concert halls and major festivals all over the world. Guitar Player says Montoya plays “stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.”

Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Southern Blues-Rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the Blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. “A musician never got famous staying home,” he says.

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburnn • Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts • 4.5.19
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburnn • Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts • 4.5.19

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8PM at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

Bela Fleck Abigail Washburn MWB Music Without Borders

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), have a musical partnership like no other. Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The two met at a square dance, began collaborating musically and eventually fell in love. Over the years, they played together most visibly in the Sparrow Quartet alongside Ben Sollee and Casey Driessen and informally at a pickin’ party here, a benefit there, or occasionally popping up in each other’s solo shows. Fans of tradition-tweaking acoustic fare eagerly anticipated that Béla & Abigail would begin making music together as a duo.

Fleck has the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots. His collaborations range from his ground-breaking standard-setting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, exploring the banjo’s African roots, to jazz duos with Chick Corea, many tout that Béla Fleck is the world’s premier banjo player. Washburn has the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, and has contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force. In addition, Washburn has recently created a non-profit with Chinese zither-master, Wu Fei, called the Ripple Effect, whose mission is to unite and open hearts through the unique sounds and harmony of American and Chinese folk music.

On stage, Fleck & Washburn will perform pieces from their Grammy-winning self-titled debut as well as their new record, Echo in the Valley (Rounder 2017). With one eye on using the banjo to showcase America’s rich heritage and the other pulling the noble instrument from its most familiar arena into new and unique realms, Bela & Abigail meet in the mean, head-on, to present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time. Whether at home, on stage or on record, their deep bond, combined with the way their distinct musical personalities and banjo styles interact, makes theirs a picking partnership unlike any other on the planet.

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox • SOPAC • 4.6.19
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox • SOPAC • 4.6.19

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7PM at SOPAC

Max Weinberg's Jukebox MWB Music Without Borders

Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band — where the group played 89 concerts nearly four hours long each night in 15 countries amassing $300,000,000 in ticket sales, Rock-and-Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer and South Orange native Max Weinberg brings his new performance concept to SOPAC — Max Weinberg’s Jukebox.

How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized.

A truly interactive experience, Weinberg asks you to create in real-time the set list he and his crack four-piece group will play that night. You will choose songs from the glory days of Rock and Roll that you select from a video menu of over 200 songs—everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play them the way you want to hear them played!

That’s right—you get to yell out your choices and Max plays them! This unique approach will bring you right into the action as a hit maker for the evening. Every show is different because you are choosing the songs!

Max Weinberg, the driving rhythmic force propelling The E Street Band for 43 years, is also known to millions of fans for his 17-year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic Rock groups to leading his eponymous band on NBC’s Late Night and The Tonight Show. And Max Weinberg managed to do make it look so easy as he juggled both gigs for a decade from 1999-2009.

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

There is no doubt, he is a legendary musician who will have you rocking out at SOPAC with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox!

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Roger McGuinn • Landmark on Main Street • 4.9.19
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Roger McGuinn • Landmark on Main Street • 4.9.19

Roger McGuinn

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

Roger McGuinn MWB Music Without Borders

As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Roger McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history.

“Music would be a very different place if it hadn’t been for Roger McGuinn.” -Rolling Stone

Roger McGuinn was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scenes when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Prior to forming the Byrds, Roger toured and performed with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. He was also the musical director on Judy Collins #3. In 1973, the legendary Byrds disbanded and Roger McGuinn went on to make five solo albums with Columbia Records, and continued to tour.

In 1995 Roger McGuinn began The Folk Den Project. He records and uploads a traditional Folk song to his website www.Mcguinn.com as an effort to preserve traditional songs. Each month a different song is added to the site accompanied with lyrics and chords for free download.

Today, Roger McGuinn offers shows that are 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’ll take you along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” you expect to hear, as well as new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces. This Grammy Award-winning artist tours the world delighting audiences with the songs and stories from his long and continually productive musical career.

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The Beach Boys • Hawaii Theatre Center • 4.9.19
Apr
9
9:00 PM21:00

The Beach Boys • Hawaii Theatre Center • 4.9.19

The Beach Boys

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9PM at the Hawaii Theatre Center

The Beach Boys MWB Music Without Borders

“Fun, Fun, Fun” comes to the Hawaii Theatre Center when The Beach Boys perform on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM.  Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, February 8 at 9:00 am!  

Since lead singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become symbols of Californian lifestyle and anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me, Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 30 Recording Industry Association of America platinum and gold records. They’re members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success—sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

The Beach Boys are led by Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Scott Totten, and Christian Love continue the legacy of America’s iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, or David Marks.

The Beach Boys concert at the Historic Hawaii Theatre will raise funds to help maintain the historic venue.  Tickets offered include a limited number of VIP Dinner package tickets for $500 per person, concert only tickets are $150, $135, $115 and $100 plus ticketing fees. 

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Free Concert - The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.10.19
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Free Concert - The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.10.19

The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Performances by the Jazz Ambassadors offer some of the most versatile programming of any big band. Concerts include classic big band standards, instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works, and original arrangements and compositions by past and present members of the Jazz Ambassadors. Many of these original works are available for free download through Perspectives, a jazz education initiative by the Jazz Ambassadors. The Jazz Ambassadors have performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and Europe, and in joint concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and at Carnegie Hall with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinatti Pops. Appearances at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Newport, Toronto, Brussels, and the Netherlands have been met with enthusiastic acclaim, as well as concerts in England, Wales, Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Norway.

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Paula Poundstone • Tibbits Opera House • 4.11.19
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Paula Poundstone • Tibbits Opera House • 4.11.19

Paula Poundstone

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30PM at the Tibbits Opera House

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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 2017 Academy 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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Roger McGuinn • SOPAC • 4.11.19
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Roger McGuinn • SOPAC • 4.11.19

Roger McGuinn

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

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As the founder of The Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12-string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Eight Miles High” and “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Roger McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history.

“Music would be a very different place if it hadn’t been for Roger McGuinn.” -Rolling Stone

Roger McGuinn was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scenes when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Prior to forming the Byrds, Roger toured and performed with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. He was also the musical director on Judy Collins #3. In 1973, the legendary Byrds disbanded and Roger McGuinn went on to make five solo albums with Columbia Records, and continued to tour.

In 1995 Roger McGuinn began The Folk Den Project. He records and uploads a traditional Folk song to his website www.Mcguinn.com as an effort to preserve traditional songs. Each month a different song is added to the site accompanied with lyrics and chords for free download.

Today, Roger McGuinn offers shows that are 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’ll take you along a journey of story and song, populated by the “old friends” you expect to hear, as well as new acquaintances from the folk music that Roger so passionately embraces. This Grammy Award-winning artist tours the world delighting audiences with the songs and stories from his long and continually productive musical career.

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John Pizzarelli • Landmark on Main Street • 4.12.19
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

John Pizzarelli • Landmark on Main Street • 4.12.19

John Pizzarelli

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

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World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for "reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz."

Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles.

While plenty of jazz greats influenced his work - Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others - Nat King Cole has been Pizzarelli's hero and foundation over the last 25 years. He devoted two albums to Cole's music, Dear Mr. Cole in 1994 and P.S. Mr. Cole, recorded and released five years later.

In 2019, Pizzarelli will celebrate Nat King Cole's centennial with a national tour.

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Adrian Belew • SOPAC • 4.12.19
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Adrian Belew • SOPAC • 4.12.19

Adrian Belew with opener Saul Zonana

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

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Progressive Rock’s King Crimson was famously fronted by Adrian Belew for over 30 years, and he served as its songwriter and guitarist, leaving an indelible stamp on its sound and discography. Discipline, Adrian Belew’s first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important Rock records ever made. His signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists.

He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed and his moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

Adrian Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with ‘70s rebel Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar.” From there he went on to be an integral part of David Bowie’s world tours, a stint with Talking Heads and later, GaGa and The Tom Tom Club. With each recording or tour Adrian continued to stretch his musical signature sounds and identity, making him a touchstone for inventive ways to bridge the traditional into the extraordinary.

He scored Pixar’s Oscar-nominated short film Piper, and has his own music app called FLUX.

His latest solo album Pop-Sided, to be released in March 2019, is just the latest in an incredible discography and creative career.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record The Lone Rhino to the Atlantic Records hit album Mr. Music Head or any of his other 20-plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes beautiful songs that will make you cry.

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Another Tequila Sunrise & Hey Nineteen • Garde Arts Center • 4.13.19
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Another Tequila Sunrise & Hey Nineteen • Garde Arts Center • 4.13.19

Another Tequila Sunrise & Hey Nineteen

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM at the Garde Arts Center

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ANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE is America’s premier Tribute to the Eagles. Since 2001, this New England based tribute band has been delighting sell-out crowds across the country with a catalog of music that encompasses the classics and deep cuts from the Eagles’ studio collection, as well as, the biggest hits from the solo careers of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, and Joe Walsh. HEY NINETEEN! , an eleven piece groove machine, brings an enormous amount of energy and the authentic sounds of Steely Dan, playing big hits and the deep cuts, from “Do It Again”  to “Your Gold Teeth II”, from “Reelin’ in the Years” to “Doctor Wu” and many more.

History often repeats itself.  And there is certainly history between 70’s rockers the Eagles and Steely Dan. In 1976, the track ‘Everything You Did’ from Steely Dan’s, The Royal Scam, features the line, “Turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening”.  Allegedly, Walter Becker’s girlfriend loved the Eagles, and as the story goes, this line stemmed from an argument between the two of them. While the Eagles were upfront about their admiration of Steely Dan, they weren’t about to be out-done, and fired back with the line, “Stab them with your Steely knives, but just can’t kill the beast” from the title track of the iconic Hotel California album. Finally, an opportunity to bring together the music from these two legendary groups has arrived, and history will repeat itself.

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John Pizzarelli • SOPAC • 4.13.19
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

John Pizzarelli • SOPAC • 4.13.19

John Pizzarelli

A Celebration of Nat King Cole

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

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World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing Jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.”

Established as one of the prime contemporary interpreters of the Great American Songbook, John Pizzarelli has expanded that repertoire by including the music of Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim and The Beatles. His themed shows, often performed with his wife Jessica Molaskey, suggest there is no limit to Pizzarelli’s imagination or talent.

And now, John Pizzarelli turns his considerable talent to the timeless music of Nat King Cole.  While plenty of Jazz greats influenced his work – Benny Goodman, Les Paul, Zoot Sims, Clark Terry and Slam Stewart, among others – Cole has been Pizzarelli’s hero and foundation over the last 25 years.

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Piano Battle • Landmark on Main Street • 4.13.19
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Piano Battle • Landmark on Main Street • 4.13.19

Piano Battle

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Two Pianists, Six rounds, Chopin Vs. Liszt, Debussy vs. Schubert, Black vs. White.

Who will be the first to cross the finish line? The audience will decide.

Winning the audience's heart is the only thing that counts! The brainchild of internationally acclaimed pianists Andreas Kern and Paul CibisPiano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The show is divided into several rounds, each featuring a certain musical style. The two artists, good friends with distinctly different performance techniques, will even go so far as to improvise on the tune you request.

YOU ARE THE JUDGE
A competition wouldn't be a competition without a jury and here, YOU will be the judge! All members of the audience are invited to vote on the pianists' performances and eventually crown the winner. Of course, that might not be the limit of your participation...

Part serious classical recital part tongue-in-cheek performance by classy pianists, Piano Battle is a unique concert that pleases both the ear and the eye.

Originally created for the Hong Kong City Festival, Piano Battle has been performed for sold-out audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia, including Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center and an open air spectacle before 6,000 fans in Taiwan. The show has also been well received in the pianists' home country where Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis have performed for enthusiastic audiences in concert halls and at festivals all over Germany- including the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, the Prinzregententheater Munich and the Philharmonie Berlin.

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Roger McGuinn • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.13.19
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Roger McGuinn • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.13.19

Roger McGuinn

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV
The Grammy Award singer/songwriter tours the world delighting audiences with the songs and stories from his long and continually productive musical career. Most notably, he was a founding member of the Byrds who became one of the most influential band of the 60’s. Their #1 hit “Mr. Tamborine Man” is a timeless classic. Most recently Roger has been working on his 2018 album , “Sweet Memories”   and has been seen onstage with Chris Hillman and Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives during the Sold Out “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo 50th Anniversary Tour”.

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Dimmer Twins • SOPAC • 4.17.19
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Dimmer Twins • SOPAC • 4.17.19

Dimmer Twins:

Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

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Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s. The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

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Dimmer Twins • Landmark on Main Street • 4.18.19
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Dimmer Twins • Landmark on Main Street • 4.18.19

Dimmer Twins:

Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s. The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

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Tusk • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.18.19
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tusk • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.18.19

Tusk

The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. 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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Dimmer Twins • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.20.19
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dimmer Twins • Tarrytown Music Hall • 4.20.19

Dimmer Twins:

Mike Cooley & Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

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Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, a.k.a. the “Dimmer Twins,” formed the Drive-By Truckers in Athens, Georgia in 1996, though their musical collaboration began in the ’80s with the fledgling band Adam’s House Cat. The name Dimmer Twins is a nod to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who are sometimes known as the “Glimmer Twins.” This stripped-down duo setting features original solo and duo material penned by both Hood and Cooley, and also some Drive-By Truckers songs that they’ve written.

Boasting a mix of Southern pride and erudite lyrics, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected Alternative Country-Rock acts of the 2000s. The band has long held a progressive fire in their belly having always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience.

History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Drive-By Truckers’ catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 70s Southern Rock while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s later work.

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Red Molly • Emelin Theatre • 4.25.19
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Red Molly • Emelin Theatre • 4.25.19

Red Molly

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre

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Red Molly combines the forces of three songwriters with unique character and style, creating a show that is larger than the sum of its parts. Known for their 3-part harmony, their songs and arrangements lay bare a love of vocal blend. The band weaves together threads of American music—from country & blues to folk & bluegrass. Their innovative instrumentation is suited for roots-rock and heartful ballads alike, and the alchemy of their personalities onstage draws even back row listeners into a sense of intimacy. Red Molly is simply a joy to experience.

Singing spine-tingling high notes, Abbie Gardner is a dobro player and improviser from a musical family. A consummate performer, her songs and performance have the punch of rhythm and blues. Playing guitar and tambourine, Laurie MacAllister draws inspiration from classic folk and singer-songwriters. Her voice stretches octaves, warm and romantic one moment, playful and subversive the next. Molly Venter has a smoky voice that is unforgettable, and a moody approach to song-smithing. Quirky and fashion-forward, she moves in step to the music while playing guitar and tambourine.

Formed in 2004, Red Molly has inspired countless female trios and has since reinvented themselves as a high-octane five-piece band in 2017. They remain a dominant force on the Americana/Folk scene due in part to their laughter and spontaneity onstage. Upright bassist Craig Akin and percussionist and electric guitarist Eben Pariser fill out the sound, giving the show a broad range of musical options—from complex and hard-hitting to sparse and delicate.

Accolades:

“A blend of serious harmonizing chops and slick pop savvy” – Time Out NY

“[Red Molly has] cut a niche as sunnyside Americana … immaculate vocal harmonies.” –The Guardian

“From Day One, Red Molly conjured musical magic. A decade later, they’ve honed their songwriting, their covers, their playing and, above all, their harmonies into something joyful and sublime.”– John Platt, WFUV FM, Sunday Breakfast

“Femme Phenom! No root from the grand tree of music is left untouched – classic country heartbreak, undeniable swing, authentic folk, gospel rock with an edge, and Americana stomp. With smart production, a strong thread runs throughout the album and every note sung is upheld on cosmic harmony. Red Molly is unstoppable. Highly recommended.”– Mary Sue Twohy, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

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Flor De Toloache • Emelin Theatre • 4.26.19
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Flor De Toloache • Emelin Theatre • 4.26.19

Flor De Toloache

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8PM at the Emelin Theatre

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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. Upcoming shows include the ACL Festival in Austin TX, Alaska tour with Ozomatli and dates with Ana Tijoux.

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Moondance • Landmark on Main Street • 4.26.19
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Moondance • Landmark on Main Street • 4.26.19

Moondance

The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

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Rock and roll doesn't get any better than Van Morrison. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe.

This incredible tribute show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few.
Show sponsored by Frank's Pizzeria.

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Mountain Men • SOPAC • 5.30.19
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Mountain Men • SOPAC • 5.30.19

Mountain Men

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

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Mountain Man did not intend to disappear for the better part of a decade, or to take eight years to release its second album, Magic Ship. But for a trio of devoted friends for whom music has always seemed so effortless and graceful, that’s simply how life went. The wondrous Magic Ship —a magnetic fourteen-song reflection on the joys, follies, and oddities of existence—was well worth the wait.

In 2009, when she was a student at a small liberal arts college in New England, Amelia Meath heard a gorgeous sound coming from the living room of her dormitory. She raced downstairs to find Molly Erin Sarlé singing “Dog Song,” a tender tune about lust, longing, and responsibility. Meath demanded that Sarlé, nearly a stranger, teach her the tune, which she, in turn, taught to a friend, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. The next time the pair saw Sarlé, they sang “Dog Song” to, and then with, her. And so, Mountain Man was born.

The three weren’t quite yet friends when they performed, recorded, and even toured for the first time, but they each felt the chemistry within their combined voices, a sense of artistic kismet and kinship that some spend lifetimes seeking. Acclaim came quickly, with their debut—2010’s Made the Harbor, humbly recorded on rickety equipment in an abandoned factory—earning praise from The New York Times and theGuardian and prompting big tours.

But before they could return to the studio, post-collegiate life intervened. They kept in touch with near-weekly conference calls, growing as friends while taking a break from making music together. At last, they tested their again-blossoming friendship onstage in the summer of 2017 at the Eaux Claires music festival. On a tiny, cabin-like stage tucked into a forest, where audiences of a few hundred are considered big, Mountain Man captivated several thousand, with people climbing trees and fighting through stinging nettles to catch a glimpse or whisper. Hanging on every note and between-song quip, the crowd stood transfixed and silent—a festival miracle, there in the woods. And so, Mountain Man was reborn.

Months later, the trio reconvened at Meath’s home studio in Durham for two recording sessions, each bringing songs destined to be sung with old friends. The result, Magic Ship, is every bit as captivating as that day onstage. There is sincerity and humor, depth and mirth, all rendered with three voices that have never been more connected.


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The Indigo Girls • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 3.17.19
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Indigo Girls • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall • 3.17.19

The Indigo Girls

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 7:30PM at Troy Music Hall

The Indigo Girls MWB Music Without Borders

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong. Amy & Emily are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s. 

The power of unity, both in music and in life, has been an Indigo Girls calling card ever since they burst into the spotlight with their 1989 self-titled breakout album. Since then, the band has racked up a slew of Gold and Platinum records, taken home a coveted GRAMMY Award, and earned the respect of high profile peers and collaborated from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez. NPR’s Mountain Stage called the group “one of the finest folk duos of all time” while Rolling Stone said “they personify what happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews come together to create something transcendentally its own.”   The duo has balanced their long, successful musical career by supporting numerous social causes – the Indigo Girls don’t just talk the talk; they walk the walk. Both on and off the stage, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have secured their spot as one of the most legendary musical acts of this generation.

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Natalie Merchant and Lúnasa • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.16.19
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Natalie Merchant and Lúnasa • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.16.19

Natalie Merchant and Lúnasa

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Natalie Merchant Lúnasa MWB Music Without Borders

Natalie Merchant will perform a set of her own songs accompanied by Erik Della Penna on guitar and then after an intermission, she'll join Lúnasa as a special guest on six songs during their set. 
Natalie Merchant recently joined her friends in Lúnasa as a “special guest” for four shows in their native Ireland in August following her own UK Tour.  We are lucky to welcome them all to the States in this very special performance! Lúnasa is currently on tour celebrating the band’s 20th Anniversary. Their new album Cas is available now via the band’s online store. Natalie makes an appearance on the track “The Bonny Light Horseman.” Natalie and Lúnasa first collaborated on her 2010 release Leave Your Sleep. Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles). Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.15.19
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Red Hot Chilli Pipers • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.15.19

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Red Hot Chilli Pipers MWB Music Without Borders

The Bagpipes meet Rock n' Roll - A Global phenomenon! Since they walked away with the top prize on the primetime TV talent show, “When Will I Be Famous” in the U.K. in 2007, The Chillis taking their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres. Their trademarked sound includes traditional pipe tunes – like “The Flowers of Scotland”, “The Hills of Argyll”, and “Amazing Grace” (done Chilli-style, of course!) -- and contemporary anthems like Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, and a fantastic rock medley of “Deep Purple”, “Smoke on the Water”, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”. It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns. It’s The Red Hot Chilli Pipers -- an 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers -- who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing to Melbourne and everywhere in between with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless. The band has four music degrees from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and all the pipers and drummers have played at the top level in bagpiping.

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The Fab Four • Garde Arts Center • 3.15.19
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Fab Four • Garde Arts Center • 3.15.19

The Fab Four

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8PM at the Garde Arts Center

The Fab Four MWB Music without borders

Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute shows due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.

www.TheFabFour.com

The Fab Four Video

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Lewis Black - The Joke's On US Tour • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.14.19
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lewis Black - The Joke's On US Tour • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.14.19

Lewis Black - The Joke's On US Tour

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Lewis Black MWB Music Without Borders

Sponsored by M&T Bank

Lewis Black, Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian, is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as a stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs more than 200 nights annually, to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theaters, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently, a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than a mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Lewis Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996. Those appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won Best Male Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards. He has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning The Carnegie Hall Performance. He won his second Grammy Award for his album Stark Raving Black and has published three bestselling books: Nothing’s Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010). In 2012, he performed eight sell-out shows at Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway as well as did one of his two HBO Specials Black on Broadway. In 2015, Black notably voiced the character “Anger” in the Academy Award winning film from Pixar, Inside Out.

Additionally, Lewis Black does a live streaming show on Audible called THE RANT IS DUE. There is behind-the-scenes moments from the Lewis Black tour bus, as well as occasional phone calls to the people behind the rants. From hate for pickles to disdain for online dating, this show channels the rage of 300 million neighbors and truly has something for everybody.

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The Musical Box - “A Genesis Extravaganza” • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.10.19
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Musical Box - “A Genesis Extravaganza” • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.10.19

The Musical Box - “A Genesis Extravaganza”

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

The Musical Box - “A Genesis Extravaganza” MWB Music Without Borders

An Unprecedented Musical Feast Of 1970-1977 Favorites & Rarities

In an all-out performance of live visual signature stunts, a museum-worthy array of vintage instruments and a dizzying pace of iconic tracks and stage rarities, The Musical Box indulges for the first time in its 25 year existence in an intense 3 ACT voyage in the world of early Genesis.

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Bruce in the USA • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.8.19
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Bruce in the USA • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.8.19

Bruce in the USA

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Bruce in the USA MWB 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 St. Band 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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The Subdudes and Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet • Landmark on Main Street • 3.8.19
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Subdudes and Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet • Landmark on Main Street • 3.8.19

The Subdudes and Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

Friday, March 8, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Subdudes and Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet MWB Music Without Borders

It's our annual Mardi Gras party & dancing in the aisles is encouraged!

Over 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America's national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock 'n' roll attitude and folky social consciousness -- not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you'll ever hear from any five musicians.

For more than four decades, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet's spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil regularly brings the audience to its feet. With 12 Grammy nominations, Garrison Keillor called them simply "The best cajun band in the world!"

If you like Clifton Chenier, Dr. John, Vassar Clements, this music is for you.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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The Subdudes • SOPAC • 3.7.19
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Subdudes • SOPAC • 3.7.19

The Subdudes

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

The Subdudes MWB Music Without Borders

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures.

The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and Jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky Rock ‘n Roll attitude and Folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five artists.

Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending Blues, Gospel, Funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée,  for a drummer. Tim Cook on percussion, bass and vocals and Jimmy Messa round out the band on bass and guitar.

More than just a concert, the “dudes” leave you feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers • SOPAC • 3.6.19
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Red Hot Chilli Pipers • SOPAC • 3.6.19

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

Red Hot Chilli Pipers MWB Music Without Borders

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers’ achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop anthems which they proudly call “Bag-Rock.”

Since they walked away with the top prize on UK primetime TV talent show, When Will I Be Famous in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven’t stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes!

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel good music which appeals across all ages to people throughout the world. They have a pool of the very best musicians from Scotland and across the globe, many holding World Champion titles and all serious players with impressive credentials and qualifications.

Taking their signature “Bag-Rock” sound to the masses, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have fast become a global phenomenon, rocking far-flung shores from Melbourne to Milwaukee and everywhere in between.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound is a fusion of traditional pipe tunes and contemporary anthems – tracks from across their albums include the likes of “Clocks” by Coldplay, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams, Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” a rock medley of Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water” and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” Plus, “Flower of Scotland,” “Amazing Grace” and “The Hills of Argyll” get a look in too, Chilli style of course!

The band has released 6 studio albums as of 2016, of which their first, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, was the least successful. Their 2007 album Bag-Rock to the Masses went platinum in Scotland and silver in Great Britain. Their third album and first live album, Blast Live (2008), went triple platinum in Scotland. Their fourth release Music for the Kilted Generation, reached Number 2 on the US Amazon Chart and was only held off the top spot due to Adele’s record-breaking album, 21. Success has followed with every new album including Braveheart (2012)Breathe (2013), Live at the Lake (2014) and Octane (2016).

There has never been anything quite like the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Wherever you are, you are sure to have felt the Chilli heat. Now, it’s time to come closer to the fire.

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The High Kings • SOPAC • 3.3.19
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

The High Kings • SOPAC • 3.3.19

The High Kings

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7:30PM at SOPAC

high kings

The High Kings are four extraordinary Irish singers who celebrate the joy of traditional Celtic ballads and also bring to brilliant life their own original songs, making them a worldwide sensation. Charting a new course for traditional ballad music, the High Kings are marking a new era of Irish Folk music.

Ten years ago, four Irish singers, all performers and songwriters, decided to go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before. The heyday of ballad groups such as The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners was a distant memory for generations of music fans, and to have another bunch of Irish lads continuing the tradition was great news to thousands of fans worldwide.

Their self-titled debut album, released in 2008, reached an impressive number two on Billboard Magazine’s World Music chart. It was during The High Kings second tour of the US in 2011, as they promoted their follow-up album Memory Lane that they realized their fanbase was growing into something no one had predicted. Subsequently, the group’s tour of Ireland sold out within hours.

The High Kings received accolades from the likes of legends Christy Moore and Ronnie Drew. They achieved what many thought impossible: they were moving the Irish ballad tradition into the modern era, bringing with them the steadfast older fans while bringing it to a new audience.

The group’s third studio album, Friends For Life (2013) featured original songs among the traditional fare. The development of original songwriting from each member of The High Kings continues apace, but balance must be maintained. The group’s fourth studio album, Grace & Glory, brought them back to the essentials that kick-started their career – traditional ballad songs with new arrangements.

2017 marks the band’s tenth anniversary. It was celebrated with a special compilation featuring a decade of outstanding songs and performances. The release of Decade-The Best of The High Kings garnered rave reviews and record sales with the band again topping the Irish Album Charts and returning to the Billboard World Music Charts.

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Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt • Garde Arts Center • 3.3.19
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt • Garde Arts Center • 3.3.19

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 7PM at Garde Arts Center

Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt Garde Arts Center MWB Music Without Borders

The dynamic duo of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt re-unite on the Garde stage for an evening of great music and conversation. 

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music's most vibrant and celebrated performers. A Grammy Award-winning singer, composer and actor, he has broadened the definition of American music, fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a manner that defies convention and breaks down barriers.

John Hiatt is a talented singer and guitarist best known for his prolific songwriting. His songs have been successfully covered by musicians from Bonnie Raitt and the Neville Brothers to Iggy Pop and Three Dog Night. With 11 Grammy nominations and 24 albums to his name, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008.


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The Little Mermen • Landmark on Main Street • 3.3.19
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Little Mermen • Landmark on Main Street • 3.3.19

The Little Mermen

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3PM at Landmark on Main Street

The Little Mermen MWB Music Without Borders

Rock out, Disney style, with The Little Mermen, NYC's favorite Disney cover band. Founded by singer-songwriter Alexis Babini, the Mermen bring Disney-fueled nostalgia and singalongs to a generation that grew up on Disney, and never let it go!

The Little Mermen play all the Disney hits, from The Jungle Book to The Lion King and even Frozen.

Alongside Alexis, you'll find a cast of talented musicians and Disney princesses ready to rock their heart out - and yours.

Make it a family costume party - come as your favorite Disney character!

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Alan Parsons Project • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.1.19
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Alan Parsons Project • Tarrytown Music Hall • 3.1.19

Alan Parsons Project

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

Alan Parsons Project MWB Music Without Borders

Alan Parsons, eleven-time Grammy nominated legendary music icon & sonic master of Progressive Rock brings his Alan Parsons Live Project to the Music Hall for the first time. The Alan Parsons Project are known for their concept albums (including adaptations of Poe and Asimov books) with a revolving cast of musicians. Released in 1982, Eye in the Sky was their greatest success; the title track charted in the Top Ten on the pop charts and the album went platinum. Alan has been leading the way regarding technology, blending tech with art for his craft as a recording engineer and producer-performer. Compiling years of expertise into his book (and DVD set), “The Art & Science of Sound Recording”, he has created a work unlike anything else available in the marketplace

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The Earls of Leicester • Emelin Theatre • 3.1.19
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Earls of Leicester • Emelin Theatre • 3.1.19

The Earls of Leicester

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre

The Earls of Leicester MWB Music Without Borders

When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo’s music for long-time admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound. Within a year of releasing their self-titled debut, the Nashville-based six-piece far surpassed their own expectations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and earning six awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Now, with their first live album, Earls of Leicester offer up a selection of songs that fully capture the pure joy and supreme musicianship that propel their every performance.

For Jerry Douglas — a 14-time Grammy Award-winner who founded the Earls of Leicester and produces all their material the most rewarding aspect of Earls of Leicester lies in playing for a live audience and witnessing their reaction firsthand. “One of the biggest payoffs for me is playing this music for young people, and watching them fall in love with it,” he says. “And even better than that is having the older folks come up to me and tell me, ‘I never thought I’d get to hear that music again.’ That’s when I know when we’ve really done our job.”

“This music conjures up my childhood—it drops me off into a kinder, gentler place, and I think it should do that for everybody,” says Douglas. “When people come to see us, we want them to forget about the outside world and all the stress or strife that goes along with it, and hopefully hold onto that feeling for a while even after the show’s over.”

Barry Bales (bass, vocals) – Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals) – Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars) – Jerry Douglas (Dobro, vocals) – Johnny Warren (fiddle, bass vocals) – Jeff White (mandolin, vocals)

Accolades:

"Holy Moly...people need to hear this music again, and The Earls of Leicester deliver it!" -- Tommy Emmanuel

"The Earls have taken this music, deconstructing the essence of the melody and the lyric, and reassembling it for a new generation of listeners. The result is music that sounds as vital as any kind of popular music being made today." -- NPR Fresh Air

"Once again, the Earls of Leicester do Flatt & Scruggs justice in a consistently entertaining way." -- Wall Street Journal


"It takes a certain amount of credibility - not to mention just pure chutzpah - to assemble a band with the sole intent to emulate one of the greatest bluegrass groups of all times, specifically, the archetypical ensemble helmed by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs that was known as the Foggy Mountain Boys. If anyone was up to that challenge, it had to be Jerry Douglas, whose skill on resonator and lap steel guitar has made him the go-to guy in today's music circles." -- No Depression

"Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitar) is astonishingly good, but more than that, he's well-matched by Barry Bales (bass), Shawn Camp (lead vocals, guitar), Johnny Warren (fiddle), and Jeff White (mandolin), and surpassed only by Jerry Douglas, who remains the greatest player the Dobro has ever known." -- Acoustic Guitar

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James Maddock • SOPAC • 2.28.19
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

James Maddock • SOPAC • 2.28.19

James Maddock

Monday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30PM

James Maddock MWB Music Without Borders

James Maddock has built his acclaimed legacy on conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. In his latest album, The Green, he’s recorded the most eclectic, ­exhilaratingly soulful, and imaginatively produced album in his career. “This is my best album. It’s an upbeat record with really strong songs and a lot of surprises,” the British transplant reveals.

Since 1999, James Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, honeyed rasp, and distinct Folk and Americana aesthetic have garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and taste-making outlets like NPR, American SongwriterRelix magazine, and CMT EdgeRelix notes, “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in, craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he were singing the sports pages. Fortunately, he doesn’t need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery.”

His consistency as a recording artist and a captivating live performer have attracted a devoted fanbase He’s performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), appeared on an album with Susan McKeown, and built a respected international profile through tireless touring from the Northeast U.S. to Europe to Australia.

Previous to his solo career, James Maddock was the front man for the Columbia Records band Wood where he was first introduced to a mainstream audience. The group’s debut album, Songs From Stamford Hill, was prominently featured in the hit television series Dawson’s Creek. In 2003, James Maddock relocated from England to New York, and, soon after, launched his solo career. His 2009 solo album Sunrise On Avenue C won a New York Music Award for “Best Americana Album,” while its follow-up, Wake Up And Dream, ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV’s (NYC) Listener Poll.

The Green truly captures NPR’s accolade that “his timeless songwriting style, which seems to draw from great songwriters of every era, conveys quiet confidence and lovely intimacy.”

James Maddock is taking selections from The Green, as well as fan favorites from his back catalog, on the road. “I love how songs reveal themselves differently in the live setting,” James says. “I’m grateful I have such a large body of work and an audience to share a creative dialogue with. It’s all a luxury and just a really beautiful thing—I feel very lucky.”

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High Kings • Landmark on Main Street • 2.28.19
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

High Kings • Landmark on Main Street • 2.28.19

High Kings

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30PM at Landmark on Main Street

High Kings MWB music without borders

The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music - equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful.

Ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. The heyday of ballad groups such as The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners was a distant memory for generations of music fans, and they knew that they would have to boldly go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before.

"People were looking for guys with character & presence - not just cardboard cut-outs," says band member Darren Holden. "We knew within the space of a few songs that there was magic," and audiences agreed. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2008, reached number two on Billboard Magazine's World Music chart.

2017's "Decade-Best of the High Kings" CD & current Decade World Tour are a joyous trip down Memory Lane, to the music and song of yesteryear, this time performed in a contemporary style and arrangement which still remains true to the original. Here's to the next ten years . . . Here's to The High Kings .

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Pete Davidson • SOPAC • 2.25.19
Feb
25
to Feb 26

Pete Davidson • SOPAC • 2.25.19

Pete Davidson

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:45PM at SOPAC

Pete Davidson MWB Music Without Borders

Pete Davidson at SOPAC has been rescheduled to Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:45PM. Current ticketholders can pick up their new tickets at will-call. If you have questions please reach out to the Box Office at (973) 313-2787 or boxoffice@sopacnow.org

Stand-up comedian Pete Davidson returns to Saturday Night Live for his fifth season. Davidson, 24, is the youngest member of the current cast, as well as the first SNL cast member to be born in the 1990s. Davidson shot his first one-hour stand up special for Comedy Central in 2016 and was named one of Forbes’ 2016 “30 Under 30.” He made headlines as one of the featured comedians on the 2015 Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Most recently, he can be seen in the Netflix comedy Set It Up, and his upcoming projects include Netflix’s Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt, the independent film Big Time Adolescence and Paramount Players’ What Men Want, set to be released in 2019. Davidson is from Staten Island, N.Y., and his birthday is November 16.

*** No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed. All phones, iPads/tablets and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Upon arrival, all patrons will be asked to place their device in a lockable Yondr pouch. You will keep the pouch with you at all times and the pouches will be unlocked at the end of the show. It’s strongly recommended that all these items be left in your vehicle prior to entering the venue. If needed, you will be able to use your phone in a designated area in the lobby. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience. For more information, please visit Yondr’s website – OVERYONDR.COM ***

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The Milk Carton Kids • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.24.19
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Milk Carton Kids • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.24.19

The Milk Carton Kids

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

Milk Carton Kids MWB Music Without Borders

Returning to the Music Hall in a special duo performance, The Milk Carton Kids celebrate the release of their new album "All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do”. Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are a duo hailing from Eagle Rock, California, United States who formed in 2011. The band have released three albums of delicate, close harmony Americana and have toured with everyone from The Lumineers to Old Crow Medicine Show as a result.

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BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour • Garde Arts Center • 2.24.19
Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour • Garde Arts Center • 2.24.19

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 6:30PM at the Garde Arts Center

BANFF Mountain Film Festival MWB Music Without Borders

The 2018/19 World Tour features on the Garde’s giant screen with 4k digital cinema and surround sound, an exhilarating and provocative collection of the world’s best environmental films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures.

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The Wailers • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.23.19
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Wailers • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.23.19

The Wailers

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall

The Wailers MWB Music Without Borders

Celebrating the Music of Bob Marley & The Wailers, the legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history. The Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine.

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa • Landmark on Main Street • 2.23.19
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa • Landmark on Main Street • 2.23.19

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8PM at Landmark on Main Street

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It's party time!

Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/Soul.

This unique sound, described by the band as a 'musical gumbo,' has made the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genrebending romps and high-octane performances.

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian band Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city's street culture. Not that you need a firm understanding of Indian or brass band culture to feel the dance-ready vibrations of Cha Wa's new music. "It's dance music so I think people are attracted to it. Even if people have no idea what the history is, it's automatically infectious," they explain. 

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An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones • The Jay and Linda Grunin Center • 2.22.19
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones • The Jay and Linda Grunin Center • 2.22.19

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8PM at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center

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Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as ‘confessional’ songwriter performances.

Her latest album The Other Side of Desire was written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made famous by Tennesse Williams. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music) and Mark Howard, this is the first new music Jones has written in over a decade.

“This work is inspired by many years of sitting with all the events of my life until I had something to paint with,” says Rickie. “I came to New Orleans to write and to live a different way than what I have known in on the west coast…. Here is another record then, made of my imagination, and whatever else that has no words, using the clay of this place and the shapes of my eyes to form some kind of picture of my life, or my heart, that I alone can understand, and hopefully that others can enjoy.”

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa • SOPAC • 2.22.19
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa • SOPAC • 2.22.19

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8PM at SOPAC

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with special guest Cha Wa MWB MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul.

This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of Jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late ’70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue’s name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

Cha Wa

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album Spyboy to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit, Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture.

Dating back to the late 1800s, the Mardi Gras Indian tradition began when African-American men first marched in Native American dress through the streets of New Orleans on Mardi Gras day. The tradition, which includes a host of songs shared among the various tribes, has been kept alive for over a century and today is as vital as ever. Mardi Gras Indians have influenced the biggest names in New Orleans music: The Meters, Dr. John, the Marsalis family, the Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and others. The most prominent Mardi Gras Indian today is Monk Boudreaux and his grandson J’Wan Boudreaux, who is stepping up with Cha Wa to propel their culture forward.

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An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.22.19
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.22.19

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8PM at Tarrytown Music Hall

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A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV
The celebrated singer/songwriters return to the Music Hall! The concert will feature both artists performing side by side, alternating songs from their respective careers. Utilizing their dynamic chemistry to swap stories and songs, fans can expect a rare “unplugged” evening of entertainment.  Lyle Lovett, singer, songwriter, actor and four-time Grammy Award-winner, has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his unique gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner. John Hiatt, a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaves hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms. Hiatt's songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt ("Thing Called Love"), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, "The Way We Make A Broken Heart"), the Jeff Healey Band ("Angel Eyes") and even the cartoon bear band of Disney's film, The Country Bears.

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SPAMALOT • Garde Arts Center • 2.16.19
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

SPAMALOT • Garde Arts Center • 2.16.19

SPAMALOT

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8PM at the Garde Arts Center

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The Tony Award winning Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez.

Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

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Janeane Garofalo • SOPAC • 2.15.19
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Janeane Garofalo • SOPAC • 2.15.19

Janeane Garofalo

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 8:00PM at SOPAC

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Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been delighting audiences since she burst on the scene in 1992.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Steal This Movie, Reality Bites, Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, Mystery Men, The Ten and The Cable Guy. Janeane also co-authored the best seller Feel This Book with Ben Stiller.

Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on The Larry Sanders Show, for which she received an Emmy nomination.

During the fall of ’94 she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Some of Janeane’s other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s 24 and Mad About You, and the final season of NBC’s The West Wing, where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, The Majority Report. A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane’s well-informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Tarrytown Music Hall •  2.15.19
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox • Tarrytown Music Hall • 2.15.19

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

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

Max Weinberg's Jukebox MWB Music Without Borders

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

$115 Gold Circle VIP Private Meet and Greet: 
This private post-show meet and greet includes a photo opportunity with Max Weinberg. Any two merchandise/other items brought with you can be signed by the artist. Ticket to the meet and greet does not include a ticket to the 8pm performance.

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Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon! • SOPAC • 2.10.19

Amber Brown Is Not A Crayon!

Sunday, February 10, 2:00PM, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon Music Without Borders

Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and stayed best friends when Justin’s dad had to move away. But now things are different. Now, Justin’s house has been sold and he is going to Alabama; that’s too far from New Jersey to think about.

ArtsPower’s uniquely funny and forthright musical portrays a feisty young girl who refuses to let her problems get the better of her. You’ll laugh and cry with Amber as she learns some valuable lessons about the virtues of patience and the meaning of forgiveness.

Recommended Ages: 4 – 9
Running Time: approximately 55 minutes

Adaptation and Lyrics by Greg Gunning
Music and Orchestrations by Richard DeRosa
Directed by Greg Gunning
Costumes by Fred Sorrentino
Set Construction by Tom Carroll Scenery
Incidental Music by Ron Drotos

Based on the book, “Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon.” Written by Paula Danziger. Copyright ©1994. Published by Putnam Children’s Books, New York, NY. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

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