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The Klezmatics – Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie | Dec 21st
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Klezmatics – Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie | Dec 21st

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The Klezmatics – Happy Joyous Hanukkah,

Lyrics by Woody Guthrie

SOPAC | 12.21.17 | 7:30 PM

THE KLEZMATICS | SOPAC |12.21.17

THE KLEZMATICS | SOPAC |12.21.17

For Hanukkah, the Klezmatics offer a program from their Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Woody Guthrie’s lyrics. The Klezmatics bring their hip, East Village sensibility to this favorite time of year, when candles and family warmth light up the dark nights.

Since their emergence more than 30 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form.

They have performed in more than 20 countries and released 11 albums to date—most recently the album Apikorsim (Heretics), produced by Danny Blume (who helped the band win a Grammy Award in 2006) and the first of the band’s albums to feature only the 6 members.

The Klezmatics’ music is rooted in but is not a strictly traditional variety of the Klezmer genre. Rather it is a comfortable hybrid that appeals equally to those with no previous exposure to the music and those already familiar with it. Throughout the years a wide range of lyrical ideas has inhabited the Klezmatics’ songs, ranging from contemporary issues of global import facing each of us to matters of intimate love, and from leftist politics to age-old Jewish mysticism.

On their Grammy Awrd-winning 2006 album Wonder Wheel, the Klezmatics set a dozen previously unsung Woody Guthrie lyrics to music, widening their stylistic base by largely diverging from Klezmer. They have also recently served as the subject of a feature-length documentary film, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground.

During their third-of-a-century existence the Klezmatics have collaborated with such brilliant artists as violinist Itzhak Perlman, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and Israeli vocal icon Chava Alberstein, plus many other prominent artists working within multiple genres.

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Pinkalicious The Musical! | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Jan 6th
Jan
6
11:00 AM11:00

Pinkalicious The Musical! | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Jan 6th

Pinkalicious The Musical! | Landmark on Main StreetSat. Jan 6th | 11 am

Pinkalicious The Musical! | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Jan 6th

Pinkalicious The Musical! | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Jan 6th

Direct from Broadway - the live action musical based on the popular children's books.

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

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Afro-Cuban All Stars | 1.10 at 7:30 PM | SOPAC
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Cuban All Stars | 1.10 at 7:30 PM | SOPAC

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Afro-Cuban All Stars come to SOPAC Jan 10th

Grammy Award Winning, Afro-Cuban All Stars

Grammy Award Winning, Afro-Cuban All Stars

The Afro-Cuban All Stars are a revolving door of artistry and talent and are most well known for their Grammy Award-nominated record A Toda Cuba le Gusta and their Grammy Award-winning record Buena Vista Social Club. The inspiration for both came from Cuba’s rich cultural and musical history. Members of the band past and present include Rubèn Gonzàlez, Orlando “Cachaito” Lòpez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Fèlix Baloy, and Pedro Calvo.

The band is led by founder Juan de Marcos Gonzàlez. Gonzàlez originally started the Afro-Cuban All Stars as a tribute project honoring the golden era greats of Cuban music during the height of Cuban tourism. During this time Gonzàlez met legendary American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder, and the two collaborated with World Circuit Records to promote Cuban culture and music. This collaboration came at the height of Cuba’s popularity when tourism to the country was at its peak and clubs such as the Buena Vista Social Club captivated the social scene. One of the most popular attractions was the Buena Vista Social Club, an institution that inspired a band, an album, and a movie of the same name.

The ensemble captures the undeniable spirit of Afro-Cuban music with the potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section, with piano, bass, tres, guitar and incomparable vocals. The current line-up of ACAS consists of the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba’s greatest bands. The Afro-Cuban All Stars electrifying performance pays tribute to Cuba’s popular music marrying the past with the present in the grandeur and grace of the world’s greatest orchestras.

 

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Afro-Cuban All Stars | Landmark on Main Street | Thurs, January 11, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Afro-Cuban All Stars | Landmark on Main Street | Thurs, January 11, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Afro-Cuban All Stars | Landmark on Main Street

Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Afro-Cuban All Stars | 01.11.18 | Landmark on Main St

Afro-Cuban All Stars | 01.11.18 | Landmark on Main St

The Afro-Cuban All Stars (ACAS) is a unique orchestra; devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music. With each show the orchestra exposes Cuba's rich musical history interpreting all of its musical genres. Buena Vista Social Club founder and bandleader Juan de Marcos is the man responsible for their best selling recordings. His 14 piece big band is one of the best-known and most successful Cuban orchestras performing today. The initial Buena Vista Social Club recording put together by De Marcos and Ry Cooder was a Grammy-winning international bestseller, made into an Oscar-nominated film by German director Wim Wenders. Juan de Marcos stretches his creative wings; fusing contemporary, traditional and in essence, the future styles of Cuban music.

The ensemble captures the undeniable spirit of AfroCuban music with the potent mix of driving percussion, a powerhouse horn section, with piano, bass, tres, guitar and incomparable vocals. Each and every performance is unique and dynamic, you get a set designed for you, the audience in each show. The current line-up of ACAS consists of the finest Cuban expatriate musicians in the world today, all alumni of Cuba's greatest bands. The Afro-Cuban All Stars electrifying performance pays tribute to Cuba's popular music marrying the past with the present in the grandeur and grace of the world's greatest orchestras.

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Mark Nizer 4D…The only live 3D show in the world! | Jan 13th | SOPAC
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Mark Nizer 4D…The only live 3D show in the world! | Jan 13th | SOPAC

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Mark Nizer 4D…The only live 3D show in the world!

Jan 13th | 2 PM | SPOAC

Mark Nizer 4D | Live at SOPAC | MusicWithoutBorders.com

The phrase “Nothing Less Than Brilliant” (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the outrageous comedic antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark Nizer.

Whether juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, or five ping pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball all at once, you’ll discover for yourself that Mark Nizer is truly one of the greatest entertainment comedians and jugglers performing today. His skill and showmanship have taken him to venues around the world, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, Walt Disney World, thousands of college campuses, and all the major cruise lines. His resume also includes performances at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss this exciting performance by one of the world’s best-known jugglers.

Recommended Ages: 5-Adult
Running Time: 75 minutes

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Max Weinberg's Jukebox |Sat Jan 13th | Landmark on Main Street
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg's Jukebox |Sat Jan 13th | Landmark on Main Street

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Drummer, Max Weinberg's new show, "Max Weinberg's Jukebox"

Sat., Jan 13th at 8 PM

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

Fresh off Bruce Springsteen's hugely successful The River Tour 2016-2017, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg brings his brand new show -"Max Weinberg's Jukebox".

It's a truly interactive experience -- Weinberg invites the audience to create in real time the set list he and his crack four piece group will play that night.

You get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs from the glory days of rock and roll -- everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band's biggest hits-and hear the group play 'em live!

That's right-you yell out your choices and Max plays them!

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 of the Max Weinberg 7 and the comedic foil to talk show host Conan O'Brien.

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

GOLD CIRCLE VIP PACKAGE:
25 of our best seats are reserved for this special opportunity. VIP's attend a pre-show meet & greet & photo op with Max, and receive a signed drumhead. $115 / $110

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox | Jan 19th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox | Jan 19th | Tarrytown Music Hall

An interactive concert experience with Max Weinberg!

YOU create the set list.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg

An interactive concert experience! YOU create the set list. 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, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time that he and his band will play. Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll, the audience gets to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs-- everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played! That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying. How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized.

Meet and Greet VIP tickets include photo with Max and a signed drumhead!
 

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Holly Near | Naked Soul at Rubin Museum | 1.26.18
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Holly Near | Naked Soul at Rubin Museum | 1.26.18

Holly Near plays the Naked Soul Series at

The Rubin Museum

Friday, Jan 26th, 2018 | 7 - 8:30 PM

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Holly Near grew up on a ranch in Northern California, where her initial vocal training was singing from mountaintops. This was followed by work in musical theater, folk, jazz, and popular music styles. For more than forty years she has been a musical ambassador for peace and understanding all over the world.
 

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Good Night Moon 2 Live Shows at The Landmark on Main Street | Jan 28, 2018 TBD TIME
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Good Night Moon 2 Live Shows at The Landmark on Main Street | Jan 28, 2018 TBD TIME

2 Shows | Sun. Jan 28, 2018 | GOODNIGHT MOON Landmark on Main Street

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY THE MERMAID THEATRE

Classic Children's book comes to life in the Mermaid Theatre's performance of Goodnight Moon, Jan 28th at 2 pm and 4 pm, at The Landmark on Main Street.

Classic Children's book comes to life in the Mermaid Theatre's performance of Goodnight Moon, Jan 28th at 2 pm and 4 pm, at The Landmark on Main Street.

Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations of the works of Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar ), Leo Lionni (Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You). These widely-traveled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny features these same elements.

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952). Brown, a former teacher, believed that very young children could be fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Few had previously attempted to write specifically for children aged two to five, and Brown created some of the most enduring and beloved children’s books of all time as well as developed the concept of the first durable board book.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) graduated from Yale University and studied painting in Paris in the 1930s with Fernand Léger and others. His engaging semi-abstract style became world-famous with the publication in 1942 of The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon in 1947 – collaborations with Brown that became two of the 20th Century’s best-known children’s books.

Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery never fail to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security. Mermaid’s staged adaptation will bring a new sense of appreciation to stories that have delighted several generations.

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Michael McDonald | Tarrytown Music Hall | Feb 7th
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Michael McDonald | Tarrytown Music Hall | Feb 7th

Michael McDonald | Wed. Feb 7th at 8 PM

Tarrytown Music Hall

Michael McDonald plays Tarrytown Music Hall, 2.7.17

Michael McDonald plays Tarrytown Music Hall, 2.7.17

With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes, and personal and professional accolades, as well as collaborations with some of the world’s most prominent artists, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid-’70s McDonald was invited to join the Doobie Brothers as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as a singer, keyboardist, and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.” Throughout the ’80s and ’90s McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There,” plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit “I’ll Wait.” McDonald has performed with a whos-who of critically acclaimed artists across a number of genres, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill and Grizzly Bear. McDonald’s forthcoming album, Wide Open his first album of original material in 17 years (out September 15 via BMG), finds him collaborating with a number of special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis.

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Joan Osborne’s DYLANOLOGY featuring special guests Jackie Greene & Amy Helm
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Joan Osborne’s DYLANOLOGY featuring special guests Jackie Greene & Amy Helm

Joan Osborne sings the songs of Bob Dylan with special guests Jackie Greene & Amy Helm

Tarrytown Music Hall | Feb 9th | 8 PM

Joan Osborne's DYLANOLOGY w/Sp Guests Jackie Greene & Amy Helm 2.9

Joan Osborne's DYLANOLOGY w/Sp Guests Jackie Greene & Amy Helm 2.9

Joan Osborne brings her full band to the Music Hall featuring special guests Jackie Greene and Amy Helm. Continuing her all-Dylan set lists in support of her recent "Songs of Bob Dylan"  album on her own Womanly Hips Records, Joan looks to take advantage of the added power of her band and guests with the infinite power of Bob Dylan's songs to dive into expanded arrangements and really let the musicians play. "I'm excited to get to explore additional dimensions of Dylan's songs while having a blast on stage with my band and amazing friends.

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Catherine Russell at The Landmark on Main Street - Feb 9th
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Catherine Russell at The Landmark on Main Street - Feb 9th

Catherine Russell "Harlem on My Mind"

 at Landmark on Main Street | 8 PM | FEB 9 2018

 

Catherine Russell, "Harlem on My Mind" at Landmark on Main Street, Feb 9 2018 | 8 PM

Catherine Russell, "Harlem on My Mind" at Landmark on Main Street, Feb 9 2018 | 8 PM

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist/composer/bandleader, and Louis Armstrong's long-time musical director. Her mother, Carline Ray, was a pioneering vocalist/guitarist/bassist who performed with International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Mary Lou Williams, and Sy Oliver. Catherine’s professional life began early. After graduating with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash, among others, touring the world and appearing on over 200 albums.

Her 2006 debut album Cat, (World Village/Harmonia Mundi), garnered rave reviews, paving the way for her 2008 sophomore release, Sentimental Streak. Catherine was a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", PBS-TV’s “Tavis Smiley Show”, and NPR's "Fresh Air", “Piano Jazz”, “Mountain Stage”, “World Café”, and “JazzSet”. She has won a prestigious German Record Critics' Award and a Living Blues magazine's critics' poll. Catherine Russell's third album, Inside This Heart of Mine, reached #1 on JazzWeek and Roots Music Report’s radio charts, while also charting on Billboard and reaching #1 on I-Tunes jazz charts. A fourth album, Strictly Romancin’ was released in February 2012 and was awarded Prix du Jazz Vocal (Vocal Album of The Year) by the French Jazz Academy, Grand Prix du Hot Club de France, and a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording. Also in 2012, Catherine Russell won a Grammy Award as a featured artist on the soundtrack album for the HBO-TV series, Boardwalk Empire.

In 2013, Catherine contributed 3 songs to the soundtrack of the film, Kill Your Darlings. Her 5th solo album, Bring It Back, was released worldwide in February of 2014 on the Jazz Village label, receiving a   5 Star Review in Downbeat Magazine. In September 2016, Catherine Russell released her 6th solo album, titled Harlem On My Mind, featuring songs from the Great African American Songbook.

With universal acclaim, Catherine Russell has performed on four continents. She's been a hit at major Jazz Festivals including Monterey, Newport, North Sea, JazzAscona, Montreal, Bern, Rochester International, Panama, Tanglewood, and at sold out venues like The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Scullers in Boston, The Dakota in Minneapolis, Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, SFJazz in San Francisco, and Pasadena Pops in Los Angeles. All Music Guide says, "Russell emerged as a retro old school vocalist for the ages."

Her repertoire features a selection of gems from the 1920s through the Present; vital interpretations, bursting with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Feb 10th | 2 PM | SOPAC

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

A hilarious refresher on classic fairy tale characters who keep dropping in and out of each other’s stories! Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks meets the Three Elephants, and nothing is quite the same as you remember it. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales retells–and wreaks havoc on–the stories we all thought we knew by heart.

Griffin Theatre Company Presents
The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Based on the Book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Adapted and Directed by Bill Massolia

Recommended Ages: 4-10
Running Time: 60 minutes

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Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind” | SOPAC | Feb 10th
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind” | SOPAC | Feb 10th

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Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind”

Sat., Feb 10th | 8 PM | SOPAC

Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind” | SOPAC | 2.10.18

Catherine Russell “Harlem on My Mind” | SOPAC | 2.10.18

Catherine Russell is “a retro old school vocalist for the ages” (All Music Guide). Her repertoire features gems from the 1920s through the present; interpretations that are burnished with soul and humor. With an off-the-beaten-path song selection, sparkling acoustic swing, and a stunning vocal approach, Catherine Russell has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.

The distinguished vocalist earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her sixth solo album, Harlem On My Mind, featuring songs from the Great African American Songbook. She won a Grammy Award as a featured artist on the soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.

Catherine Russell was born into a musical family. Her father Luis Russell was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director and her life was filled with extraordinary music and musicians from the very beginning. She graduated with honors from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and then embarked upon musical adventures with Carrie Smith, Steely Dan, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Michael Feinstein, Levon Helm, and Rosanne Cash, among others, touring the world and lending her voice to more than 200 albums.

From 2002 through 2004, Catherine Russell worked with David Bowie as a band member, providing backing vocals and featured contributions on guitar, keyboard and percussion for Bowie’s Heathen Tour, A Reality Tour, and his 2003 album Reality.

With the 2004 suspension of Bowie’s touring career, Catherine signaled a new dedication to her solo career as a leading Jazz and Blues singer and respected interpreter of popular and forgotten standards. Six fully conceived and excellently produced albums have followed, about one every two years, supported by an extensive touring schedule in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.

Her 2016 record Harlem on My Mind received rave reviews and is without a doubt the best work yet put forth by Catherine Russell. She described the album as a “return to the roots” and JazzTimes raved, “If there’s a postmillennial answer to Dinah Washington, surely it’s Catherine Russell.”

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Tape Face at Tarrytown Music Hall | Friday, Feb 16th
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Tape Face at Tarrytown Music Hall | Friday, Feb 16th

The Viral Sensation comes to Tarrytown

Friday, Feb 16th

TAPE FACE

He’s a mime with noise, stand-up with no talking - drama with no acting: Tape Face has to be seen to be believed.

He’s a mime with noise, stand-up with no talking - drama with no acting: Tape Face has to be seen to be believed.

A finalist on America's Got Talent, Tape Face became a viral sensation with one of the most viewed videos in AGT history. He’s a mime with noise, stand-up with no talking - drama with no acting: Tape Face has to be seen to be believed. So what does he do exactly? Well, simply mentioning any aspect of this diverse show would be a disservice - the less you know the more you will enjoy this show. Tape Face is a character with universal appeal. Delightful, wry, many-layered and hilarious, he transcends the barriers of language and culture.  Every once in a while, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child that must be fed. Through simple, clever and charming humor aimed at satisfying that hunger, Tape Face has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen. You'll laugh, you'll scream and ultimately end up like Tape Face - lost for words.
 

Tape Face Meet & Greet Experience Package Includes:
1 Premium Seat Location
1 Pre Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Tape Face
1 Exclusive Signed Tour Print

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Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | Fri. Feb 16th
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | Fri. Feb 16th

Darlene Love - The Valentine Tour | 2.16.18

Landmark on Main Street | 8 PM

Darlene Love | Landmark on Main Street | 2.16.18

Darlene Love | Landmark on Main Street | 2.16.18

"Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." ~ The New York Times

Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. She returns to Landmark's Jeanne Rimsky Theater for an unprecedented seventh consecutive appearance, this time bringing the Love with her Valentine Tour.

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

In the early years, Darlene's background vocals as lead singer for The Blossoms behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right.

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

Featured in 2013's Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Darlene sang her powerful acceptance speech on behalf of all of the performers in the film. As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A Grammy award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film.


Darlene Love received her industry's highest award when Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing He's A Rebel together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang He's A Fine, Fine Boy backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen. Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be "one of the greatest singers of all time" and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: "Darlene Love is Rock N' Roll!"

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Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour De Force
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour De Force

Steve Hackett of Genesis Live at Tarrytown | Feb 18th

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour De Force

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited, Solo Gems & GTR 2018 Tour De Force

Steve Hackett was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, that produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon). With Steve's extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/ orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic. Steve's live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage. Perennial Genesis favourites such as the mighty Firth Of Fifth sit alongside solo classics, while more recent solo material is also included, demonstrating that Steve is an artist still at the very top of his game. Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, Steve's unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced.

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An Evening with Poco and Jim Messina
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Poco and Jim Messina

Poco & Jim Messina at Tarrytown Music Hall

2.23 | 8 PM

Poco & Jim Messina | Tarrytown | 2.23 | MusicWithoutBorders.com

A great co-bill featuring two soft-rock favorites. Poco are country rock pioneers who found platinum success early in their career, and four decades later Rusty Young, who wrote and sang the 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 has released “All Fired Up”, their first studio CD in 13 years. Early reviews include No Depression: “The band still sounds fresh, not a rehash, true to the past but not wallowing in it.” and Soundpress: “a simmering set from the country rock stalwarts who are ready to stamp their mark on another decade”. As one half of Loggins & Messina, co-founder Poco, member and key contributor to Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina has left an indelible footprint on popular music. Jim produced, engineered, and composed much of the Loggins & Messina, Poco and Buffalo Springfield albums. Loggins & Messina produced many hits (Angry Eyes, Your Mama Don’t Dance, Danny’s Song, Vahevala, House at Pooh Corner) and sold over 20 million albums domestically.

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"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

"Weird Al" Yankovic

Special Guest: EMO PHILIPS

Ill-Advised Vanity Tour

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall March 1, 2018

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour | Tarrytown Music Hall March 1, 2018

"Weird Al" Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back.  For the first time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog.  After his 2016 world tour, including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, this is a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with this legendary performer. Weird Al’s most recent album Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.  In 2018 he will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 

2018 VIP Meet & Greet Experience – $279 per ticket package

  • One (1) Premium Reserved Ticket in the first 15 rows (center)
  • Meet and Greet with Weird Al after the show. Signature* and photo (with your camera).
  • Be a part of Weird Al Jeopardy! - a Pre-Concert Game Show Experience challenging people to the ultimate Weird Al trivia contest. Register for the chance to be a contestant, or just play along from the audience (Shhh! No shouting answers!)
  • Custom Framed Set List from your own unique show (every show on the 2018 Tour has a different set list!), signed by Al*
  • Exclusive, Limited Edition Weird Al Wristwatch with moving limbs as hour and minute hands
  • Souvenir VIP Laminate
  • Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping
  • Pre-Show Hang with fellow fans — including cash bar with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages & one (1) drink ticket
  • Early Entry into the Venue
  • On-Site VIP Host

*Set list to be signed by Al at Meet & Greet or may be swapped out for one item of your choice.

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 Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers

Lean On Me: José James

Celebrates Bill Withers

Friday, March 2 at 8PM | SOPAC

José James' celebration of the music of iconic Soul singer and composer Bill Withers.

José James' celebration of the music of iconic Soul singer and composer Bill Withers.

A deep and soulful young vocalist whose international profile has exploded in the last few years, José James has transcended his reputation as a Jazz singer to embrace influences including R&B, Moroccan Gnawa music, Hip-Hop and Gospel. On the heels of 2015’s beguiling Billie Holiday centennial tribute Yesterday I Had the Blues and the electro-pop of this year’s Love in a Time of Madness, James returns with a celebration of the music of iconic Soul singer and composer Bill Withers.

James’ flexibility and omnivorous musical taste is reflected in his hugely diverse résumé, which includes work with Jazz great Chico Hamilton as well as Electronica hero Flying Lotus. In his review for The New York Times, writer Ben Ratliff described James as “a romantic baritone with a deep-funk band, stretching out songs, evoking both the ’70s of Roberta Flack and Gil Scott-Heron and the ’90s and oughts of J Dilla.” In a program called Lean on Me, James offers his reverent-yet-expansive take on Withers classics including “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Use Me,” and “Just the Two of Us, backed by a stellar band.

Vetted personally by Mr. Withers himself, the show is an exploration of the deep musical catalogue that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide. Featuring Withers’ top ten hits as well as his soul ballads and rare grooves, James brings both a deep musical appreciation and a contemporary approach to songs such as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Hope She’ll Be Happier,” and “Just the Two of Us.”

Fittingly, James has assembled a truly all-star cast of musicians to play with him: Nate Smith on drums, Reuben Rodgers on bass, James Francies on keys and Brad Allen Williams on guitar.

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An Evening with Andrew Bird at the Garde Arts Center | March 2nd, 2018
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Andrew Bird at the Garde Arts Center | March 2nd, 2018

An Evening with Andrew Bird | 03.02.18 | 8 PM

An Evening with Andrew Bird - March 3rd

An Evening with Andrew Bird - March 3rd

Andrew Bird picked up the violin at age four and began absorbing and began integrating classical, early jazz, country blues and folk music into his unique brand of pop.  Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 13 albums and performed hundreds of concerts worldwide, headlining at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and festivals worldwide. He has appeared as "Dr. Stringz" on "Jack's Big Music Show", as the Whistling Caruso in Disney's "The Muppets" movie. Bird has been a featured Ted Talk presenter, a New York Times op-ed contributor, and the host of the Facebook Live series of performances "Live From The Great Room."  His most recent studio album, Are You Serious was released in 2016.

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David Byrne | Kirby Center | Sun, March 4th
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

David Byrne | Kirby Center | Sun, March 4th

David Byrne of the Talking Heads performing

Sunday, 3.4.18 | Kirby Center

David Byrne founder of the Talking Heads | March 4th | Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

David Byrne founder of the Talking Heads | March 4th | Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-
regarded record-label Luaka Bop, David Byrne also works as a
photographer, film director, author, and solo artist; he has published and
exhibited visual art for more than a decade. Recent works include Joan of
Arc: Into the Fire, a theatrical exploration of the historical heroine which
premiered at The Public Theater in New York (2017); The Institute
Presents: NEUROSOCIETY, a series of interactive environments created
in conjunction with PACE Arts + Technology that question human
perception and bias (2016); Contemporary Color, an event inspired by the
American folk tradition of color guard and performed at Brooklyn’s Barclays
Center and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (2015); Here Lies Love, a 22-song
theatrical production about the life of Imelda Marcos, authored in
collaboration with Fatboy Slim and premiered at The Public Theater in New
York (2013), then traveled to London’s National Theater for a sold-out run
(2014-2015), and was remounted at the Seattle Repertory Theater (2017);
Love This Giant, a studio album and worldwide tour created with St.
Vincent (2012); and How Music Works, a book about the history,
experience, and social aspects of music (2012).

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Lean on Me: José James celebrates Bill Withers
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

Lean on Me: José James celebrates Bill Withers

Lean on Me: José James celebrates Bill Withers

Sunday, March 4th | 7 PM | Landmark on Main St.

"a romantic baritone with a deep-funk band, stretching out songs, evoking both the '70s of Roberta Flack and Gil Scott-Heron and the '90s and oughts of J Dilla." ~ Ben Ratliff, NYT

"a romantic baritone with a deep-funk band, stretching out songs, evoking both the '70s of Roberta Flack and Gil Scott-Heron and the '90s and oughts of J Dilla." ~ Ben Ratliff, NYT

A deep and soulful young vocalist whose international profile has exploded in the last few years, José James has transcended his reputation as a jazz singer to embrace influences including R&B, Moroccan Gnawa music, hip-hop and gospel. On the heels of 2015's beguiling Billie Holiday centennial tribute Yesterday I Had the Blues and the electro-pop of this year's Love in a Time of Madness, James returns with a celebration of the music of iconic soul singer and composer Bill Withers.


James' flexibility and omnivorous musical taste is reflected in his hugely diverse résumé, which includes work with Jazz great Chico Hamilton as well as Electronica hero Flying Lotus. In his review for The New York Times, writer Ben Ratliff described James as "a romantic baritone with a deep-funk band, stretching out songs, evoking both the '70s of Roberta Flack and Gil Scott-Heron and the '90s and oughts of J Dilla." In a program called Lean on Me, James offers his reverent-yet-expansive take on Withers classics including "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," and "Just the Two of Us, backed by a stellar band.


Vetted personally by Mr. Withers himself, the show is an exploration of the deep musical catalogue that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide. Featuring Withers' top ten hits as well as his soul ballads and rare grooves, James brings both a deep musical appreciation and a contemporary approach to songs such as "Ain't No Sunshine," "Hope She'll Be Happier," and "Just the Two of Us."
Fittingly, James has assembled a truly all-star cast of musicians to play with him: Nate Smith on drums, Reuben Rodgers on bass, James Francies on keys and Brad Allen Williams on guitar.

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Anaïs Mitchell Live at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | 3.09
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Anaïs Mitchell Live at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | 3.09

Anaïs Mitchell at Naked Soul

Rubin Museum | NYC | March 9th | 7 PM

Anaïs Mitchell | Rubin Museum's Naked Soul Series | 3.09| www.MusicWithoutBorders.com

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry, and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010’s sensationally reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012’s Young Man in America, which was described by the UK’s Independent as “an epic tale of American becoming”; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track.

Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown), Josh Ritter, and Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews. The New York Times called it “inventive, beguiling, and spellbinding” while Vogue proclaimed, ”Hadestown will be your new theater obsession.” The show was extended twice as a result of critical success and sell-out performances.

 

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Laura Benanti | SOPAC | Sat., March 10th | 8PM
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Benanti | SOPAC | Sat., March 10th | 8PM

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Sat., March 10th | 8 PM

Laura Benanti | South Orange Performing Arts Center | 03.10.18

Laura Benanti | South Orange Performing Arts Center | 03.10.18

Tony Award-winner LAURA BENANTI just completed her 2016 Tony-nominated role as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway Musical, She Loves Me. Laura also received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award nominations for this role. 

Laura can now be seen touring the country in her latest solo show, Tales from Soprano Isle. The show will feature songs from Laura’s career, including She Loves Me, along with humorous anecdotes and experiences that she has encountered on/off the stage and screen.

On television, she can be seen playing the role of Alura Zor-El in the CW action drama "Supergirl".

In addition to television work and her critically acclaimed performance as Elsa Schrader in NBC's The Sound of Music LIVE, Ms. Benanti is a highly celebrated, five-time Tony Award-nominated stage actress who took Broadway by storm at the age of 18.

She received a Drama Desk award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award Nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center where she also starred in the Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl'sIn the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Ms. Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents. Her other Broadway roles include The Wedding Singer, Nine starring Antonio Banderas, her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and her sultry Tony nominated turn in Swing! Ms. Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain.

Other distinguished theater performances include the Public Theater's production of Christopher Durang's Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy and most recently her portrayal of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores! Ms. Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, Feinstein's/54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as a "supremely confident" performer whose "bright, full soprano, with its semioperatic heft, can go almost anywhere." In September 2013, she released her debut album, "In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below" on Broadway Records to ecstatic reviews.

Laura currently performs her concerts in venues around the country and even recently performed for the President and First Lady of the United States at both the Fords Gala and the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC.

In 2014, she joined the cast of ABC's hit series "Nashville" guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone. Laura also appeared in recurring roles on CBS's "The Good Wife" and HBO's "Nurse Jackie."

Laura's past television credits include a starring role in the NBC series "The Playboy Club" and "Go On" opposite Matthew Perry. She also starred in the F/X original series "Starved". Ms. Benanti recurred on"Law and Order: SVU," "Royal Pains," and "Eli Stone." and had appearances on "The Big C" and "Elementary".

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 Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday Celebration | SOPAC
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday Celebration | SOPAC

Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday Celebration

March 16th | SOPAC | 8 PM

Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein: A 100th Birthday Celebration | SOPAC | MusicWithoutBorders.com

Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who toured with Benny Goodman, and was a regular on The Perry Como Show. She earned a 1963 Grammy Award nomination for her recording of “My Coloring Book.” In 2005, Charlap and Stewart released the acclaimed CD, Love Is Here To Stay (Blue Note).

In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in Jazz. In 2000, he was signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy Award nominations for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. He is known for his interpretations of American popular song.

Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” In 2016, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern, was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Album. In April, the Bill Charlap Trio released, Notes from New York, their debut recording for the Impulse label. Alan Morrison’s five-star review in Down Beat stated that the new recording is “a masterclass in class.”
 
In 2017, Charlap will be celebrating his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at 92Y. He has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Charlap is married to renowned Jazz pianist and composer Renee Rosnes, and the two artists often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In 2010 Charlap and Rosnes released Double Portrait (Blue Note). Bill Charlap is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Lúnasa with special guest Tim O’Brien | SOPAC | March 22nd
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Lúnasa with special guest Tim O’Brien | SOPAC | March 22nd

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March 22nd | SOPAC | 7:30 PM

Lúnasa with special guest Tim O’Brien

Lúnasa with special guest Tim O’Brien

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland.

The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental group of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.

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.

Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles, and tin whistles) who played with Moving Cloud, Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) was a key member of The Waterboys, Ed Boyd (guitar) was with  Flook and the Michael McGoldrick Band, Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) is an All-Ireland champion who played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles) comes from the famous Vallely artistic clan and has performed with Riverdance. He recently recorded with Bruce Springsteen. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.”

Grammy Award winner Tim O’Brien is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter of extraordinary talent.  O’Brien’s presence has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Nickel Creek, Kathy Mattea, The New Grass Revival, and the Seldom Scene, and in his recorded collaborations with Steve Martin, The Chieftains, and innumerable others. Most recently, O’Brien has been performing before capacity crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical | Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.07
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical | Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.07

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical

Tarrytown Music Hall | 2 PM | April 7th

Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site | Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.07 | www.MusicWithoutBorders.com

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn't sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow's day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the best-selling book!

Based on the book by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld
Produce by The Bay Area Children's Theatre
Book, lyrics and music by Austin Zumbro
Directed by Nina Meehan

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Tom Rush at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | April 13rd
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Rush at Naked Soul in the Rubin Museum | April 13rd

Folk Icon Tom Rush at Naked Soul in NYC 4.13.17

Folk Icon Tom Rush at Naked Soul in NYC 4.13.17

Folk icon Tom Rush is a gifted musician whose shows offer a musical celebration and a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads, and the passion of gritty blues.

Beginning his career in Boston at the famed Club 47, Tom helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s and the renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s. His early recordings introduced the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, and James Taylor. He is credited by Rolling Stone with “ushering in the singer/songwriter era.” Now celebrating his fiftieth year on stage and in the studio, Tom continues to break new ground. His most recent release was voted Top Album of the Year by Folk DJL and awarded Folk Album of The Year by the International Folk Alliance. His YouTube clip of “Remember Song” has become an internet sensation with close to six million plays to date. He maintains a full touring schedule of largely sold-out shows that are both presenter and audience favorites, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing passionately and tenderly knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.

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Red Baraat | Landmark on Main Street | 4.13
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Red Baraat | Landmark on Main Street | 4.13

Red Baraat | Landmark on Main Street

April 13th | 8 PM

Red Baraat | Landmark on Main St | 4.13 | www.MusicWithoutBorders.com

A high energy fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go, and scalding hot bhangra. The group's charismatic leader, Sunny Jain, holds the explosive songs together with rhythms from his dhol - the Indian double-headed drum played slung over the shoulder that provides bhangra with its heartbeat. NPR calls Red Baraat "the best party band in years."

Versatility is one the band's hallmarks. Red Baraat can mesmerize an audience with a funk groove, turn a switch, and drive the same crowd to the brink of delirium. Since its formation in 2008 , the magic of Red Baraat has spread far beyond New York City. A nonstop three-year world tour included appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Peter Gabriel's WOMAD Festivals in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Along the way they sold out rooms as diverse as the Luxembourg Philharmonic and New York City's iconic Bowery Ballroom, and performed at the request of The White House, TED and Olympic Games.

The group's 2017 and third studio album, Bhangra Pirates, features new and familiar sounds, as each musician in the band pulls from distinct traditions while speaking through their instrument with their own particular musical vocabulary. This empowers Red Baraat to do what it does best - commune with their audience in a joyful celebration of music and dance."The universality of what Red Baraat does is undeniable," says Jain. "Bhangra Pirates embodies that push and pull in all of us...free spirit, community, rebellion, tradition, and new journeys."

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Dweezil Zappa Masterclass | 4.20 | Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
20
3:00 PM15:00

Dweezil Zappa Masterclass | 4.20 | Tarrytown Music Hall

Learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa | April 20th | 3 PM

Dweezil Zappa Masterclass

Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy."

Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy."

For the price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa. Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy." It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert. "I transformed my guitar technique before starting Zappa Plays Zappa out of necessity to play my dad's most sophisticated and challenging melodies. I've found a lot of exciting new approaches to the guitar. I started Dweezilla music camp as a way to share this information with guitarists. I'm excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour.”  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their guitars, but there will be no amps.

THE MASTERCLASS TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE A TICKET TO THE SHOW.

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Dweezil Zappa World Tour 2018 “Choice Cuts” | 4.20 | Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dweezil Zappa World Tour 2018 “Choice Cuts” | 4.20 | Tarrytown Music Hall

Dweezil Zappa World Tour 2018 “Choice Cuts”

Dweezil Zappa at Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.20 | 8 PM

Dweezil Zappa at Tarrytown Music Hall | 4.20 | 8 PM

There’s no stopping Dweezil Zappa from continuing his mission to unlock the mysteries held within the superabundance of Frank Zappa’s iconic music. For over a decade, the renowned guitarist has been honoring his father by touring the world with his Grammy-winning project, now named Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil’s 12th annual tour is called “Choice Cuts!” and he has curated an all-new show filled with some of Frank Zappa’s boldest compositions or as Dweezil says, “A collection of the meatiest tracks,” with which he plans to satiate the appetite of Zappa fans, old and new. 

A $25 VIP Soundcheck package is available which allows entry to soundcheck and a tour poster. Select this option at checkout.

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            Dweezil Zappa's Masterclass | 4.20 | 3 PM           

        For the price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the                         son of Frank Zappa.

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VoicePlay - of NBC's "The Sing-Off" at Landmark on Main Street | April 21st
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

VoicePlay - of NBC's "The Sing-Off" at Landmark on Main Street | April 21st

VoicePlay | April 21st | Landmark on Main Street

VoicePlay at Landmark on Main Street | Sat 4.21

VoicePlay at Landmark on Main Street | Sat 4.21

As Seen on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”.
Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous. Origimagidiculous.
Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation and video entertainment brand.
VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice.
The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on its head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.

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Leo Kottke | SOPAC | April 26th | 7:30 PM
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Leo Kottke | SOPAC | April 26th | 7:30 PM

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April 26th | 7:30 PM

Leo Kottke | SOPAC | 4.26 | www.MusicWithoutBorders.com

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but shortly thereafter his family began a nomadic life that impacted his early years. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning his young dreams of becoming the next Stravinsky for the allure of the acoustic guitar. Subsequently, he began to love the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt in addition to his affection for the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps.

Leo Kottke enrolled at the University of Missouri, dropping out after a year to hitchhike across the country to South Carolina, then on to New London and into the Navy, always accompanied by his twelve-string.

Discharged in 1964, he settled in the Twin Cities area and became a fixture at Minneapolis’ Scholar Coffeehouse, home to Bob Dylan and John Koerner. He issued his 1968 recording debut LP Twelve String Blues, recorded on a Viking quarter-inch tape recorder, for the Scholar’s tiny Oblivion label.

After sending demo tapes to guitarist John Fahey, Kottke was signed to Fahey’s Takoma label, releasing what has come to be called the Armadillo record. Fahey and his manager Denny Bruce soon secured a production deal for Kottke with Capitol Records.

Kottke’s 1971 major-label debut, Mudlark positioned him somewhat uneasily in the singer-songwriter vein, despite his own wishes to remain an instrumental performer. Still, despite arguments with label heads as well as with Denny Bruce, Kottke flourished during his tenure at Capitol, as records like 1972’s Greenhouse and 1973’s live My Feet Are Smiling and Ice Water found him branching out with guest musicians and honing his guitar technique.

With Chewing Pine (1975), Kottke reached the U.S. Top 30 for the second time; he also gained an international following thanks to his continuing tours in Europe and Australia.

His collaboration on Clone with Phish bassist Mike Gordon gained attention in 2002. Kottke and Gordon followed with a recording in the Bahamas called Sixty Six Steps.

Kottke has been recognized with two Grammy Award nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the University of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.

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The McCartney Years at Tarrytown April 27, 2018
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

The McCartney Years at Tarrytown April 27, 2018

The McCartney Years at Tarrytown 4.27 at 8 PM

The McCarney years | The Premiere Paul McCartney Concert Experience

The McCarney years | The Premiere Paul McCartney Concert Experience

The McCartney Years

There are many Beatles tributes. But there’s only one show that celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career.  And this is it! Hailed by the original Beatles promoter as ‘THE BEST ON THE SCENE’, The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert show that performs the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings. Songs include hits like Hey Jude, Jet, Let It Be, Band On The Run, The Long And Winding Road, Live And Let Die, Lady Madonna and many, many more, plus some of the deep cuts that McCartney wrote during the 1960’s and 1970’s; all performed to their original arrangements by a band that has performed to audiences worldwide and even has a personal accolade from former Wings Guitarist Denny Laine.

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Janeane Garafolo | Landmark on Main Street | April 27th | 8 PM
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Janeane Garafolo | Landmark on Main Street | April 27th | 8 PM

Janeane Garafolo LIVE at Landmark on Main Street

April 27th | 8 PM

Janeane Garafolo | Landmark on Main St | 4.27 | www.MusicWithoutborders.com

Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. Landmark audiences were introduced to her ability to mine the deeper meaning of famous peoples' own words to hilarious effect in last season's production of Celebrity Autobiography.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed film roles including The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Wet Hot American Summer, Ratatouille, Reality Bites, and Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. 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. Janeane's television work includes Saturday Night Live, two specials for HBO, FOX's 24, 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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An Evening With Madeleine Peyroux  | 7 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With Madeleine Peyroux | 7 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

An Evening With Madeleine Peyroux

April 29th | Tarrytown Music Hall | 7 PM

The acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist, Madeleine Peyroux | 4.29

The acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist, Madeleine Peyroux | 4.29

The acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist returns to the Music Hall with her quintet! Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz. With her trio that had been touring together for two years—electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori—Peyroux set out to record in a live setting a collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue, a communal consciousness and a spiritual essence. While noting that she veers away from being “the normal jazz trio,” Peyroux nonetheless brings her jazz sensibility into roots music territory in such a moving way that she captures the celebration and praise implied in the songs.

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An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux | April 29th at Tarrytown Music Hall
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux | April 29th at Tarrytown Music Hall

Madeline Peyroux Quintet

April 29th | 7 pm

Madeline Peyroux, electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori

Madeline Peyroux, electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues, and jazz.

With her trio that had been touring together for two years—electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori—Peyroux set out to record in a live setting a collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue, a communal consciousness, and a spiritual essence.

“Music has been our spiritual life,” she says. “So I think of these as hymns, secular hymns—songs that are very individual, personal, introverted.”

With her seductively expressive voice, Peyroux intimately renders tunes by seminal blues artists (two penned by Willie Dixon and one by Lil Green), the classic gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the under-the-radar dub star Linton Kwesi Johnson, three renowned contemporary composers (Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Allen Toussaint), the 19th century composer Stephen Foster (considered to be the first great songwriter in America) and ending with a traditional African-American spiritual.

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Get the Led Out returns to Tarrytown Music Hall | 5.11
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Get the Led Out returns to Tarrytown Music Hall | 5.11

Get the Led Out | Tarrytown Music Hall

May 11th | 8 PM

Get the Led Out - The American Led Zepplin

Get the Led Out - The American Led Zepplin

Get the Led Out returns to rock the Music Hall for a seventh consecutive year! From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical,  Get The Led Out  (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album…GTLO delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

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The Clearwater Festival | Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY | June 16th & 17th 2018
Jun
16
to Jun 17

The Clearwater Festival | Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY | June 16th & 17th 2018

The Clearwater Festival will return to

Croton-on-Hudson, NY | June 16th & 17th 2018

Richard Thompson at the 2017 Clearwater Festival, Rainbow Stage | Econosmith - photo  credit

Richard Thompson at the 2017 Clearwater Festival, Rainbow Stage | Econosmith - photo  credit

The Clearwater Festival, founded by Pete Seeger returns to beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY on June 16 & 17!Our Special Weekend Pass & Weekend + Camping Pre-Sale is underway and is only available for a limited time! We’ve kept tickets prices low – so, make sure to purchase your Weekend Passes now and save before they go up in price!
Revival is great for families and the best part is that kids 11 & under get in for free!

When you purchase tickets to Revival, the proceeds go directly to support Hudson River Sloop Clearwater's environmental research, education, and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as communities in the Hudson River Valley.

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 Darlingside |SOPAC | Sun. Dec 17th | 7:30 PM
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Darlingside |SOPAC | Sun. Dec 17th | 7:30 PM

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Darlingside comes to South Orange NJ

Darlingside comes to South Orange NJ

The four members of Darlingside, Dave Senft, Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, and Harris Paseltiner met at Williams College in western Massachusetts. Two were roommates, met the third member of a singing group and then met the fourth member in that same singing group one year later. From there, the four bonded over a shared interest in songwriting, despite a diversity of musical backgrounds and performance.

As soon as Harris, the youngest, graduated, the friends moved into a house on the Connecticut River in Hadley, MA. “We had ‘family dinners’ almost every night,” says Dave, “rotating cooking for one another, and we spent a lot of our free time out on a dilapidated houseboat that we called the ‘Shack Raft.’” Building such a close bond with each other gave the group a deeply personal dynamic that many other performing groups don’t have.

Darlingside is known for their unique take on vocal arrangements and live performance. All four members will sing around a single condenser microphone in unison while passing around harmonies and melodies. NPR describes them as, “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque Folk-Pop.” The band describes their writing process as a reflection of their deep connections with each other, each lyric reflects all their memories and experiences. Darlingside takes pride in blurring genres, making every song a blend of their unique tastes and styles.

Their second full-length album Birds Say (2015) launched them on a national tour supporting Grammy Award winner Patty Griffin at sold-out venues. Darlingside has continued their work in the studio with their 2016 EP Whippoorwill. The EP has a total of 5 songs with haunting chords and melodies reminiscent of the EPs title namesake the whippoorwill bird, a species known for its haunting call.

Opening Artist: Henry Jamison
“Burlington, Vermont-based folk singer/songwriter Henry Jamison’s anecdotal songs are written like the Great American Novel. He crafts his lyrics with metaphor, juxtaposition, and a certain poeticism resonant of vagabond folk heroes or members of the literary canon — a familial tradition, coming from a long history of writers like Civil War-era songwriter George Frederick Root or 14th Century British poet John Gower.” –Billboard.com

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An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette featuring Ed Alstrom | Landmark on Main Street | Dec 16th
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette featuring Ed Alstrom | Landmark on Main Street | Dec 16th

An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette

ft Ed Alstrom on keyboards

Landmark on Main Street | Saturday, Dec. 16th | 8 PM

An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette featuring Ed Alstrom on keyboards

An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette featuring Ed Alstrom on keyboards

Bettye LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.

Bettye LaVette is one of very few of her contemporaries who were recording during the birth of soul music in the 1960s and is still creating vital recordings today.

Her career began in 1962, at the age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her first single "My Man - He's a Loving Man", was released on Atlantic Records. She recorded for numerous labels, including Atco, Epic, and Motown, and worked alongside Charles "Honi" Coles, and Cab Calloway in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Bubbling Brown Sugar.

The 2000's started what she calls her "Fifth Career". Her CD, A Woman Like Me, won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for "Comeback Blues Album of the Year". She was also given a prestigious Pioneer Award by The Rhythm & Blues Foundation. She recorded 4 CDs for hipster indie label ANTI- Records over the course of 8 years, 2 of which received Grammy nominations.

She has received the Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and performed at The Kennedy Center Honors in a tribute to The Who. She then performed "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi for President-elect Barack Obama on HBO's telecast of the kick-off Inaugural Celebratory concert, We Are One.

2012 marked her 50th year in show business and she also released her no-holds-barred autobiography, A Woman Like Me. In 2016, her most recent CD, Worthy, garnered her a third Grammy nomination. She also received the Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Female Artist.

This intimate show allows her voice to be the complete center of attention. Bettye performs songs from throughout her 55-year career, including songs that she used to perform in small Detroit clubs before her 21st Century resurgence began.

Bettye has always said that just a voice and one instrument is all you need to sell a song. Hearing Bettye in this setting, stripped down to just her voice and a piano, is a very intense and moving experience.

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Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood

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SOPAC | Fri. Dec 15th | 8 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood | 12.15.17

Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood | 12.15.17

It’s time to get ‘In the Christmas Mood’ as the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra breaks open the vault of holiday music. You’ll hear the Miller Christmas classics “Jingle Bells” and “Sleigh Ride,” as well as popular Glenn Miller favorites such as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “American Patrol,” “Little Brown Jug” and “Tuxedo Junction.”

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

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

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

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

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

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Suzanne Vega performing Solitude Standing & 99.9F In Full | Fri. Dec 15th
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Suzanne Vega performing Solitude Standing & 99.9F In Full | Fri. Dec 15th

Suzanne Vega performing Solitude Standing &

99.9F In Full at Landmark on Main Street

Dec 15th | 8 PM

Suzanne Vega performing Solitude Standing & 99.9F In Full

Suzanne Vega performing Solitude Standing & 99.9F In Full

Legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega celebrates the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F by performing both in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career that has seen her sell over 7 million albums worldwide.

Vega will perform tracks such as 'Luka', 'Tom's Diner', and 'Blood Makes Noise' from Solitude Standing and 99.9F.

Having emerged as a leading figure in the folk-music revival of the early 1980s accompanying herself simply with an acoustic guitar, Vega released Solitude Standing, her second album, in 1987. The record would go platinum and earn a nomination for Record of the Year at the Grammys in the process.

Always pushing the boundaries of music both lyrically and sonically, Vega released 99.9F in 1992, an album with a more electronic sound, which brought descriptions of 'industrial folk' and 'techno folk'. The record was certified gold, and also won a New York Music Award for Best Rock Album.

On looking back on these two pivotal albums in her career, Suzanne Vega says:

"These songs were written and recorded many years ago, but I still love playing them live, and have ever since the albums first came out. Now to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Solitude Standing and the 25th Anniversary of 99.9F, my band and I will perform them both in their entirety for the very first time. Please join me for this very special concert!"

VIP Package includes Premium seat, VIP laminate, tour merchandise, an exclusive sound check party and with a photo with Suzanne. [Limit: 25 people].

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Cherish The Ladies " A Celtic Christmas | Landmark on Main Street | Dec 10th
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Cherish The Ladies " A Celtic Christmas | Landmark on Main Street | Dec 10th

Returning for another year,

Cherish the Ladies are back with

A Celtic Christmas!

Landmark on Main Street | Sun. Dec 10th | 7 PM

Cherish The Ladies - "A Celtic Christmas" | Landmark on Main St | 12.10

Cherish The Ladies - "A Celtic Christmas" | Landmark on Main St | 12.10

Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies return to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater in a follow-up to last year's sold out holiday concert.

Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish The Ladies shares timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. 

In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols, in their signature arrangements, highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step-dancing. A wonderful Christmas program, complete with full band and traditional Irish step dancers.  "The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, wit and soul." - The Washington Post

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Two nights of The Mavericks at Tarrytown Music Hall | Dec 6th & 7th
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Two nights of The Mavericks at Tarrytown Music Hall | Dec 6th & 7th

This Dec 6th & 7th, The Mavericks will be at

Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM

2 Nights of The Mavericks at Tarrytown Music Hall 12/6 & 7/2017

2 Nights of The Mavericks at Tarrytown Music Hall 12/6 & 7/2017

A Music Hall favorite returns! The Mavericks are back for a two night run, supporting their new album Brand New Day.  The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny. “This is the first studio record on our own label, and it is an important component in the band’s history,” Malo says, “but the real goal was just to make a great record.” The new collection – co-produced like its immediate predecessors by the band’s golden-voiced singer Raul Malo and Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Melissa Etheridge), who is partnered with the band in the new Mono Mundo imprint – features the core members of the group since their reformation: Malo, drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, and keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, along with auxiliary members “the Fantastic Four” filling out the set’s brawny sound with their signature accordion and horns.

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Sweet Honey in The Rock : Celebrating the Holidays | Dec 2nd | SOPAC
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Sweet Honey in The Rock : Celebrating the Holidays | Dec 2nd | SOPAC

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Celebrating the Holidays | Sweet Honey in the Rock | Dec 2 | SOPAC

Celebrating the Holidays | Sweet Honey in the Rock | Dec 2 | SOPAC

Grammy Award-winning (and many times nominated), globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists for more than four decades.  

Sweet Honey In The Rock has stayed true to their mission to; educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Earlier this year they released their first album principally comprised of original songs, #LoveInEvolution, which was critically-acclaimed and featured their collective voices and prowess as stunning vocalists and compelling songwriters. Touching on the culturally complex relevance of our times — social justice, human and civil rights — the album also integrated many of the complex sounds of African American musical genres such as; Bues, spirituals, traditional Gospel hymns, Rap, Reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and Jazz improvisation which have contributed to Sweet Honey’s core and patented style. They continue to stretch their artistic boundaries as live performers to produce a sound filled with their soulful four-part harmonies and intricate rhythms, which is accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass (acoustic upright and electric).

Sweet Honey In the Rock (appearing above, left to right)
Nitanju Bolade Casel
Louis Robinson
Aisha Kahlil
Carol Maillard

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CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | DEC 2nd
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | DEC 2nd

Classic Albums Live Presents
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Dec 2nd | 8 PM

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | Dec 2

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Landmark on Main St | Dec 2

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, Classic Albums Live will re-create the masterpiece live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut, plus additional hits from the band’s celebrated catalogue. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time” (Rolling Stone)

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Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | Dec 1st | Tarrytown Music Hall
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | Dec 1st | Tarrytown Music Hall

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams

Tarrytown Music Hall | Dec 1st

Tarrytown Music Hall - Fri., Dec 1, 2017 - 8 PM

Tarrytown Music Hall - Fri., Dec 1, 2017 - 8 PM

Garrison Keillor began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974, through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking).

For more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format. As live performers, they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters, Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, "The Williamses are able, to sum up, a life in a few details with moving completeness.”

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CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Nov 30th

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary  

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, Classic Albums Live will re-create the masterpiece live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut, plus additional hits from the band’s celebrated catalogue. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time” (Rolling Stone)

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Classic Albums Live Presents the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Classic Albums Live Presents the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

Classic Albums Live Presents

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary | Nov 30th

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

CLASSIC ALBUMS PRESENTS | The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic album, Classic Albums Live will re-create the masterpiece live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut, plus additional hits from the band’s celebrated catalogue. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as 'the world's best musicians', Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in Performing Arts Centers across North America. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time” (Rolling Stone)

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Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas | SOPAC | Nov 30th | 7:30 PM
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas | SOPAC | Nov 30th | 7:30 PM

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SOPAC | Thurs., Nov 30th | 7:30 PM

Cherish the Ladies | 11.30 | SOPAC

Cherish the Ladies | 11.30 | SOPAC

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

For more than three decades, Cherish the Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide. They’ve brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics and to PBS with their television special, An Irish Homecoming.

Led by founder Joanie Madden (flute, whistle), the ensemble consists of Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki), Mirella Murray (piano, accordion), Kathleen Boyle (piano, accordion), Cathie Ryan (vocalist) and Liz Knowles (fiddle). They are all acclaimed for their many achievements both together, and separately. The performance is completed by a roster of regional, national and world champion step dancers who join them in every performance. Their artistry has captivated audiences worldwide.

The New York Times calls their music “passionate, tender, and rambunctious,” and the Washington Post praises their “astonishing array of virtuosity.” They’ve won recognition as the BBC’s Best Musical Group of the Year and named Top North American Celtic Group by both the Irish Music Awards and NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock – not to mention having a street named after them in the Bronx!

They’ve collaborated with such notable musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O’Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 250 nights of symphony orchestras.

Cherish the Ladies are in constant demand worldwide as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continue to grow. Their name may come from a traditional Irish jig but after thirty years, they’ve proven that the jig is still not up as the ladies blaze forward into another decade of music making.

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Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | SOPAC | Nov 28th
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | SOPAC | Nov 28th

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Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams

Tues. Nov 28th | 7:30 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tuesday | Nov 28th | 7:30 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tuesday | Nov 28th | 7:30 PM

Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and from July 6, 1974 through July 1, 2016, he created and hosted his popular variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, for some 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and The Keillor Reader (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer’s Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. He has two grandsons and in 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.

For more than four decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.

As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As The Washington Post put it, "The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness." The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene.

 

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Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute | Nov 25th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute | Nov 25th | Tarrytown Music Hall

Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Tarrytown Music Hall | 11.25 | 8 PM

Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute

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 Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 30 years. It is the saga of a British blues band formed in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums with chart-topping hits such as Landslide, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop, Dreams, Say You Love Me, Hold Me and many others. 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. Fronted by solo artists Kathy Phillips (vocals) and Scott McDonald (guitar, vocals), and supported by veteran musicians Kim Williams (keys, vocals), Randy Artiglere (bass) and Tom Nelson (drums), TUSK takes its audience members on a sweet ride down memory lane. 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.

Tusk has performed at some of the very best venues all over the country including Bergen PAC NJ, Rams Head Live MD, Mohegan Sun CT, Levoy Theatre NJ, Infinity Hall CT, Newton Theatre NJ, Flying Monkey Theatre NH, Stadium Theatre RI, Mauch Chunk Opera House PA, Janesville PAC WI, Cactus Petes NV, Newport Grand RI, Berea RibFest OH, Tioga Downs Casino NY, New Hope Winery PA, West Chester Dinner Theater NY, World Cafe Live PA, William Paterson University NJ and many more!

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Manhattan Comedy Night comes to Tarrytown Music Hall | Nov 24th
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan Comedy Night comes to Tarrytown Music Hall | Nov 24th

Manhattan Comedy Night | 11.24 | 8 PM

An evening of hilarious stand up featuring NYC comedy club veterans

comes to Tarrytown Music Hall

Manhattan Comedy Night Ft: Bob Dibuono, Phil Hanley, Dan Natturman, Bonnie McFarlane & Dov Davidoff.

Manhattan Comedy Night Ft: Bob Dibuono, Phil Hanley, Dan Natturman, Bonnie McFarlane & Dov Davidoff.

Scheduled to appear are Bob Dibuono, Phil Hanley, Dan Natturman, Bonnie McFarlane & Dov Davidoff.

Bob DiBuono just appeared on GOTHAM LIVE ON AXS TV and has also been seen on MTV, E!, CNN, FOX’S RED EYE, GOOD DAY NY, OPIE AND ANTHONY and BOB AND TOM radio. He was a regular on the JIM BREUER Show on SIRIUS and has been seen in numerous TV commercials.

Phil Hanley’s Comedy Central special “The Half Hour” premiered in 2015. He’s been seen on John Oliver’s NY Stand Up Show and is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in NYC.

Dan Natturman has appeared several times on The Late Show with David Letterman and has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and his very own “Comedy Central Presents” special.

Bonnie McFarlane is best known for appearing on the second season of the TV reality show Last Comic Standing and for co-hosting the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband, comedian Rich Vos. In 2016, McFarlane released "You're Better Than Me" a memoir published by Anthony Bourdain which recounts McFarlane's upbringing and comedic career.

As an actor, Dov Davidoff played opposite Mark Wahlberg in the film Invincible, as well as ongoing roles on NBC’s Shades of Blue, and HBO’s Crashing.  He’s also been seen on The League on FX, Raines on NBC, Law & Order, Boston Legal, and Maron. As a comedian he’s written and performed two one-hour stand-up specials for television and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chappelle’s Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, and many others.

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Manhattan Comedy Night Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 8 pm
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan Comedy Night Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 8 pm

Manhattan Comedy Night | Landmark on Main Street

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8 pm

Scheduled to appear are Sandy Marks, Christian Finnegan, Lenny Marcus and Wil Sylvince.

Scheduled to appear are Sandy Marks, Christian Finnegan, Lenny Marcus and Wil Sylvince.

A night of NYC's favorite stand-ups. Scheduled to appear are Sandy Marks, Christian Finnegan, Lenny Marcus and Wil Sylvince.

Christian Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in "Chappelle's Show's" infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. Politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Over the past decade, Christian Finnegan has been a fixture on Comedy Central, and has appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show". Christian's comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014.

Long Island native Lenny Marcus has been a mainstay of the New York City comedy scene for over for twenty years, performing regularly in every major comedy club in New York City.
He performed on The Late Show with David Letterman three times to amazing reviews and has also appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, NBC's Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson and MTV's The Jim Brewer Show. Lenny has made multiple appearances on Tru-tv making fun of the worlds stupidest criminals, shoppers and drivers.

Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing today. His comedic performances on COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO'S DEF COMEDY JAM, and SHOWTIME all garnered standing ovations by the audiences, a feat rarely seen accomplished by many performers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sylvince has honed his act in New York's top comedy clubs. His unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture, makes Sylvince a comedian in high demand. He has been hand-picked by comedy heavyweights Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias to tour the country.

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Dead on Live | Celebrating the Music of the Grateful Dead | Nov 18th | SOPAC
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Dead on Live | Celebrating the Music of the Grateful Dead | Nov 18th | SOPAC

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Celebrating the Music of the Grateful Dead

8 PM | Nov 18th | SOPAC

DEAD ON LIVE - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD

DEAD ON LIVE - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Dead On Live returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center to present a mixed bag from every era of the Grateful Dead’s rich and stylistically diverse legacy in full production, both as heard on the band’s commercial releases and as performed live in some of their most famous shows.

Multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller directs Dead On Live in a celebration that captures important and beloved periods of the Grateful Dead’s long and illustrious, and stylistically diverse career. He has assembled an impressive cast of world class musicians that have been able to reproduce virtually every note of every instrument, as well as all of the beautifully orchestrated vocal arrangements that are trademarks of the Dead’s classic American recordings, to a level that’s perhaps never been accomplished and performed live in concert before.

“We present the music as it was produced, recorded and released,” said Muller, who has played in the bands of Bruce Springsteen, Tommy Shaw, Shania Twain and others.

Muller came up with the idea when he was asked by the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey to develop a show back in 2010. Noting the 40th anniversary of Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, he set about collecting the musicians to meticulously learn the albums just as they were recorded. “Those two albums are the nuts and bolts of required Grateful Dead listening,” said Muller.

In keeping with the true spirit of the Grateful Dead, every Dead on Live show also features plenty of jamming and improv that’s sure to keep the kids dancing and shaking their bones!

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The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more | Nov 17th
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more | Nov 17th

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more

Nov 17th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more

The Hit Men — Legendary Performers with Frankie Valli, Carole King, Cat Stevens & more

You loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Tommy James and the Shondells, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Jim Croce, Three Dog Night... Take a star-studded journey back through rock and roll history with The Hit Men - legendary performers who sang and played with some of the greatest artists of our time. The Hit Men perform a Billboard Chart-topping show of songs to which you danced, dated, sang along and knew every word. You’ll even remember where you were when you first heard these “best time of your life” gold and platinum hits. The Hit Men are not a tribute band. They are the actual musicians and singers you heard on the original records, listened to on the radio, watched on TV and saw in concert. During this exciting multi-media production, The Hit Men will take you behind the scenes with “insider” stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim, Elton and much more. Relive the greatest years of rock and roll with The Hit Men. You’ll leave the theater feeling like you are 23 years old again! 

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Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 17th
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 17th

Tim O'Brien | Naked Soul Series | Nov 17th

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien, grew up singing in church and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Over the years, he has released fifteen solo albums, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. His newest release, Where the River Meets the Road, features songs from his native West Virginia; bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers; and heartfelt autobiographical originals.

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Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “C.G.P. & Dawg Tour”
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman “C.G.P. & Dawg Tour”

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Performing together and solo,

Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman bring you the

C.G.P & Dawg Tour

C.G.P. & DAWG TOUR | Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman | 11.14.17 | SOPAC

C.G.P. & DAWG TOUR | Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman | 11.14.17 | SOPAC

Together, Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills. Throughout each concert on this special tour, they will perform together and solo, with your favorite tunes and some new sounds. Get ready for a night to reminisce about for years to come. 

Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. One of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (C.G.P), he’s piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association (the Aussie equivalent of the Recording Academy). A noted finger style guitarist, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords, and the bass all at once. His talents, which translate in any language, carry him to the far corners of the globe, but Emmanuel never plays the same show twice, and he improvises large segments of every show. 

For nearly half a century, mandolinist/composer/bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep, embracing many styles, genres, and traditions. An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged a unique personal artistic path skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms of Jazz and Bluegrass with many international flavors and sensibilities to create his own distinctive idiom of “Dawg” music (the nickname given him by Jerry Garcia.) In doing so, he’s inspired new generations of acoustic string musicians, while creating his own niche in contemporary music.

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JD Souther | Sun. Nov 12th | SOPAC | 7:30 PM
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

JD Souther | Sun. Nov 12th | SOPAC | 7:30 PM

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JD SOUTHER | SOPAC | 11.12.17 at 7:30 PM

If you ask John David where he's from, he may say without hesitation; "I'm from Amarillo." But depending on who's asking, he may shrug and say: "I'm from everywhere, I guess." He would be mostly right either way.

He was born in Detroit when his father, John Souther, was crooning in front of the big bands of his day, under a stage name, Johnny Warren. His mother hated the fact that "Johnny Warren" wasn't home and so, the singing father stepped halfway out of road life by going to work for MCA as an agent: fascinating for a curious five year old John David, who met The Three Sounds, The Mills Brothers, other jazz greats, and the legendary Victor Borge, who once acted as babysitter for the lucky son. Eventually the family relocated first to Wellington, Dallas, and then to Amarillo, Texas. John David would stay until he left Amarillo College and headed west to Los Angeles.

After an off and on couple of years spent between carpentry (during suspended semesters at school) and music theory, Souther hit the road with a rival band from Texas and immediately felt at home in LA. Cut to 1969 and The Troubadour.

"Hanging out in the bar at the Troubadour with Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne and playing open mike Mondays, then opening for Poco and The Flying Burrito Brothers --- it was the best study in songwriting I can imagine. So many great songwriters came through - Laura Nyro, Kris Kristofferson, Randy Newman, Elton John, James Taylor, Tim Hardin, Carole King, Rick Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Tim Buckley, Gordon Lightfoot, Taj Mahal and more. It seems impossible now to imagine that much music in a year and a half or so, but that was my life and the Troubadour was our university. It's also where I met Linda Ronstadt and where Don Henley and Glenn Frey met to form this little country rock band called Eagles that would go on to make musical history."

It was during that time that Glen and John David made Longbranch/Pennywhistle, with Jimmy Bowen's new label, Amos Records. The band included Ry Cooder, Jim Gordon, Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw and James Burton.

"We had an amazing band but the label was small, the record didn't sell, and our managers felt we should try recording better-known songs of other people. No way; we were committed to songwriting."

By 1971, Souther had, in his words, "stepped into himself," with a solo deal that gave him the venue he had been seeking. Jackson Browne had taken him to David Geffen's house to audition for Geffen's new label, Asylum Records: "I played David two of my best but probably not most radio-friendly pieces and he just said; 'OK. Go make a record.' I couldn't believe it." The record, John David Souther (Asylum Records 1971), was a critical success and established John David Souther as a songwriter who had definitely arrived.

But the record did not reveal a hit single. Geffen had an idea. He told Souther he could speed things up by putting Chris Hillman (Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield, Poco) and Souther together in front of great session players, including drummer Jim Gordon (Traffic, Derek and the Dominoes, Delaney & Bonnie.) Souther had rehearsed with the Eagles for a day and although they were sure to continue as a writing team, he could see in the set they played one afternoon that they were a perfect guitar band without him. This new idea of Geffen's was intriguing and the hastily assembled band headed to Colorado to rehearse a first album, The Souther/Hillman/Furay Band (Asylum Records, 1972). SHF had one hit single and a promising first year of touring; but internal personality differences made real cohesion difficult. Unlike Henley/Frey's successful songwriting team, SHF would find each singer leading the band through solo written songs. The band couldn't last, and it didn't. The appropriately named Trouble In Paradise (Elektra/Asylum, 1973) was finished in better shape than it deserved (largely due to the genius of legendary producer Tom Dowd), but there was no band there to tour. John David Souther was back on his own, which is probably where he was meant to be all along.

On his own, but certainly not alone, his songwriting flourished. By 1976, Eagles had huge hits with his music, Linda Ronstadt had made breathtaking recordings of his songs, some of them duets with him. Souther became the traveling troubadour who lived high, loved well, moved around restlessly and refused the advice of friends to "just slow it down a little".

On the creative side, Peter Asher, a long-time friend (and producer extraordinaire of James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt; including seven of Ronstadt's ten recordings of Souther's songs), offered encouragement, expertise, and a steady hand on the wheel. Asher produced Black Rose (Asylum/Elektra, 1976), a solo record which would bring Souther back from the disappointment of the SHF Band and into focus as an independent artist, securing John David a definitive place in the songwriting hierarchy.

But it would be 1979 before Souther registered his first really massive hit as a solo artist: "You're Only Lonely" from the LP You're Only Lonely (Sony/Columbia, 1979). The track hit #1 at Adult Contemporary radio that year and rose as high as #7 on the Billboard Top 100. At the same time; "Heartache Tonight" the Eagles smash single co-written by Souther, Henley, Frey, and Bob Seger topped the charts. The album from which it came, The Long Run (Elektra/Asylum, 1979), included two more Henley/Frey/Souther songs as well.

Two years later, the duet recording of James Taylor and Souther of their song "Her Town, Too" (Souther/Taylor/Wachtel), was such a big a hit in the U.S. and Japan that it gave Peter Asher the idea to produce an enormously successful stadium concert tour in Japan, billed as The California Live In Japan: James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, JD Souther, and Ronin (led by Waddy Wachtel). No matter that none of the artists were originally from California---the label had stuck. "The California Sound? Fine," recalls Souther. "We had heard Joni and Neal and Linda and James play the Troubadour and saw Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young at the Greek Theatre in August 1969. If we were being put in the stacks with them... fantastic."

Another moniker had also attached itself by this time. John David Souther had become JD Souther. "It started with me turning in songs as JD Souther in '71. I had seen the J.S. Bach music, first in books and then at The British Museum and as there was no higher music for me to aspire to. I adopted the abbreviation."

But despite admonitions from friends Souther had still not eased off in his private life, some of which had become uncomfortably public. The 1980s saw only one Souther album released: Home By Dawn (Warner Bros., 1984) produced by David Malloy, and recorded in Nashville, TN. Despite its critical acclaim and being included in one of Time magazines "Best of..." lists, the album did not produce a hit single or anticipated sales. One review claimed it to be a "brilliant approach to rockabilly music," however, Souther himself describes the album as "probably confusing... it was all on me for being too out of it and indecisive." Nonetheless, Jim Malloy, legendary producer/writer/publisher on Music Row told JD a year later, after the next new wave of country had exploded, "You were about 15 minutes ahead of your time." Indeed, one of the album's standout cuts, "I'll Take Care of You" appears on the Platinum breakout album that sold over 12 million copies of the Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces (Sony/Columbia, 1998.)

Through the '80s, JD continued songwriting collaborations with his friend Don Henley, contributing to the first three of the latter's classic solo efforts. But after Home By Dawn, JD Souther didn't release another album of his own for twenty-four years.

By 1990 Souther has forsaken the high life, built his dream home in the Hollywood Hills, adopted two dogs that would anchor him for over a decade, and sworn to "take care of myself, my love, and the black dogs... and not watch too much TV." The "golden decade" or "the missing years" (thank you, Warren Zevon) --- 12 years, in fact --- were mostly spent on this lush property and traveling. He skied in New Zealand, retreated in Japan, horse-packed in The Raggeds (a favorite wilderness area in Colorado), and drove up and down the West Coast with his dogs to and from a friend's ranch near Petaluma. "It was Paradise. Life was as peaceful as I had known it since I was a child in Wellington, Texas, but I knew I would have to go back to work sometime."

One surmises that "work" in this context meant as a recording and performing musician, because there was certainly no lack of activity in these "missing years." Souther's songs sold another 10 million or so units on records by George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, and Brooks and Dunn, to name a few. He also began an acting career, appearing in the iconic TV series Thirtysomething; Postcards from the Edge (Directed by Mike Nichols), and indie features including To Cross the Rubicon and How To Make The Cruelest Month. JD also became more involved with Best Friends Animal Society, and remains a passionate advocate for animal rights.

In 2008 Souther began to assemble a small group of jazz musicians to realize his next dream. They released If The World Was You (Slow Curve, 2008) a standalone set of original musical stories that crosses new territory but still tears at familiar places in the heart. The Tennessean music editor called it "either the jazziest singer songwriter record of our time or the most literate and lyrically sophisticated new jazz record on the market." In 2010, JD released Rain: Live at the Belcourt Theatre (Slow Curve, 2010). It was recorded live to a sold out crowd.

In 2011 Souther accepted an offer, from Chuck Mitchell at eOne Music, to revisit some of his most popular songs, including some hits that Souther had never recorded himself. Produced by Fred Mollin, the result was Natural History (eOne Music, 2011) featuring revelatory, stripped down, and haunting performances, including "Best Of My Love," "Sad Café," "New Kid in Town," "Faithless Love," and "Prisoner In Disguise." Jazz Times Magazine had high praise for the work; "Souther proves his work holds up as well as Dylan's or Simon's or Lennon/McCartney's." His second eOne release, Midnight In Tokyo (eOne Music, 2012), is a late set in Japan with the trio joined by his pal and favorite sax man, Jeff Coffin. Cool as jazz, indeed, but something more: an unexpected creative evolution by a master songwriter and singular vocal stylist.

A major career accolade was received in 2013, as JD was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. He also appeared in the ABC-TV hit drama Nashville, in the recurring role of Zen-like producer/guru Watty White. Shortly thereafter, JD Souther signed a new recording contract with Sony Music Masterworks division, now led by his old friend, Chuck Mitchell. The label is home to icons as diverse as Yo-Yo Ma, Dolly Parton, and Sonny Rollins, among many others. JD also reunited with another icon of the music industry, his old friend Irving Azoff, who had managed the artist during his turbulent early years.

This brings us to the new album, Tenderness. Produced by Larry Klein, an instant fellow traveler (Joni Mitchell, Rodney Crowell, Norah Jones, Melody Gardot, and Herbie Hancock) the new album continues Souther's new paths in sound and style; but at the same time, it's unlike anything he has previously recorded. Joining Souther on guitar and vocals are longtime collaborators: pianist Chris Walters and saxophonist Jeff Coffin; as well as new friends: vocalist Lizz Wright, trumpet master Till Brönner, and jazz piano legend Billy Childs, who also arranged the elegant and searing strings on half the album's tracks.

Commenting on the contemporary trends of listener engagement in this era of individual tracks, shuffled playlists, random access, etc., Souther notes, "Now there are many ways to listen to music, and my intention is, as always, that each song tells its own story; however, Tenderness is very much designed as a set. I invite you to enjoy it this way."

Overall, the album finds Souther stretching musically, balancing his pop and jazz sensibilities, paying particular homage to his earliest influences, the geniuses of the 20th Century Great American Songbook: Cole Porter particularly, as well as the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, Fred Coots, Yip Harburg, and picking up along the way some of the modern grace of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.

"JD Souther's latest release "Tenderness" and reissues of his "John David Souther" solo debut album, "Black Rose", and "Home By Dawn", are available everywhere."

*Please note that John David Souther is professionally known as JD Souther (not J.D. Souther).

 

 

 

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The Willie Nile Band with very special guest James Maddock
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Willie Nile Band with very special guest James Maddock

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The Willie Nile Band with James Maddock at SOPACNov 10th | 8PM

The Willie Nile Band with Special guest James Maddock

The Willie Nile Band with Special guest James Maddock

Willie Nile has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.”

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clah.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE Rock ‘N Roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today.

Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.

His album, American Ride, won “Best Rock Album of the Year” at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on dozens of year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and was voted “Album Of The Year” at Twangville Magazine. Bono called it, “One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.”

In November 2014 Willie Nile released a new album of piano-based songs, If I Was A River, to universal critical acclaim. “One of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the past thirty years” said The New Yorker. Uncut called him “the unofficial poet laureate of New York City.”  

The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way.

Since 1999, James Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, honeyed rasp, and distinct Folk and Americana aesthetic have garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and tastemaking outlets like NPR, American SongwriterRelix Magazine, and CMT Edge. His consistency as a recording artist and a captivating live performer have attracted a devoted fanbase engaged and generous enough to fan fund the last two entries in his six-album oeuvre. He’s performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), sang on an album with Susan McKeown, and has built a respected international profile through tireless touring from the Northeast US to Europe to Australia

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Sinbad brings his stand up comedy to SOPAC | 11.09.17 | 7:30 PM
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Sinbad brings his stand up comedy to SOPAC | 11.09.17 | 7:30 PM

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Bringing comedy to the stage for over 3 decades, SINBAD comes to SOPAC!

SINBAD | SOPAC | Nov 9th | 7:30 PM

SINBAD | SOPAC | Nov 9th | 7:30 PM

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades.

Born David Adkins, Sinbad is one of six children and grew up in a religious household. At six feet five inches tall, Adkins made an impressive figure on the basketball court, and his first career ambition was to play professionally.

Adkins ended up playing basketball for the University of Denver, but he quit his studies just weeks before his graduation in 1978. He ended up in the U.S. Air Force, where he eventually wowed audiences with his comedic skills at a talent show. After leaving the service, Adkins pursued a career as a stand-up comedian. Along the way, he took the stage name Sinbad, explaining to Ebony magazine, “Sinbad was a leader . . . . He wasn’t the biggest guy, but he was clever and resourceful.”

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

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

Sinbad remains a popular live performer, landing a number of stand-up gigs each year. He also continues to appear on television and in films and lent his voice to the animated series Slacker Cats. He was a competitor on Celebrity Apprentice in 2010. In 2011, he had his own reality show with Sinbad: It’s Just Family, focused on his domestic life with his wife, Meredith, daughter Paige and son Royce.

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ZZ Top | Sunday, Oct. 29th | Santander Performing Arts Center - POSTPONED
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

ZZ Top | Sunday, Oct. 29th | Santander Performing Arts Center - POSTPONED

ZZ Top | Santander Performing Arts Center

POSTPONED

10.29 | 7:30 PM

ZZ Top - The Tonnage Tour | Santander PAC | Oct 29th

ZZ Top - The Tonnage Tour | Santander PAC | Oct 29th

ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.  “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.”  With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.

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Cry Cry Cry | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 28th
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Cry Cry Cry | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 28th

Cry Cry Cry | Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams 

Cry Cry Cry | Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams 

Celebrated singer-songwriters Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams revive their celebrated folk-pop collaboration, Cry Cry Cry, for their first run of performances in nineteen years. They recently presented their reunion performance at the Clearwater Festival, founded by Pete Seeger.  The band recorded their eponymous debut in 1998 for Razor & Tie Records followed by a sold-out nationwide tour including New York’s Town Hall.  The collection of twelve mostly cover songs was really a tribute to fellow singer-songwriters.  A mainstay on the radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the album ranked fourth among AAA radio station’s most played records in 1999 and continued in high rotation well into the 2000s.    The record was consistently praised by the press: The Washington Post raved, “Cry Cry Cry illustrates the advantages of taking the best works of contemporary folk musicians and fleshing them out with lovely, three-part harmonies” and the New York Times cheered for the trio’s “gorgeous harmonies.”  Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Cry Cry Cry’s purity of heart and sound is spirit renewing.”  Cry Cry Cry will perform selections from their debut as well as favorites from each of their individual discographies.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performed by Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | 10.27
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook performed by Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | 10.27

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Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | Oct 27th | 8 PM

Aztec Two-Step | SOPAC | Oct 27th | 8 PM

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the Folk-Rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four-plus decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies. The duo has performed worldwide, been critically acclaimed in major U.S. newspapers, reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including The King Biscuit Flour Hour and David Letterman.

Now, they interpret the classic music of one of the greatest duos of all-time Simon & Garfunkel.

Says Jessica Pace of American Songwriter, “Aztec Two-Step bring their predecessors’ airy harmonies down to earth, but still convey the simplistic beauty of every song in a warbling, sunny style.”

The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of Folk-Rock music in America. Originating from a chance meeting at an “open mic night” in a Boston Folk club in 1971, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman’s first four albums on Elektra & RCA Records helped usher the music of the ‘60s into the ‘70s and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the musical genre. As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. In 1986, their album Living in America was named in Billboard’s year-end critic’s poll. It also received the New York Music Award for the Best Folk Album.

They continue to record and tour, winning accolades for their musicianship and commitment to Folk music, both past and present.

“Performing groups or songwriting pairs don’t often find themselves creatively collaborating after five or even ten years. Rock music has its success stories, such as the Rolling Stones and the writing partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. In Folk music there is Aztec Two-Step.” ~ Sarah Cornelius, CT Folk

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Cry Cry Cry | Oct 27th | Troy Music Hall
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Cry Cry Cry | Oct 27th | Troy Music Hall

Cry Cry Cry at Troy Music Hall

10.27.17 | 8 PM

Cry Cry Cry | Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, and Richard Shindell

Cry Cry Cry | Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, and Richard Shindell

Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell and Dar Williams  revive their celebrated folk-pop collaboration for their first performances in nineteen years.  The band recorded their eponymous debut in 1998 for Razor & Tie Records followed by a sold-out nationwide tour including New York’s Town Hall. 

The collection of twelve mostly cover songs was really a tribute to fellow singer-songwriters.  A mainstay on radio during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the album ranked fourth among AAA radio station’s most played records in 1999 and continued in high rotation well into the 2000s.   

The record was consistently praised by the press: The Washington Post raved, “Cry Cry Cry illustrates the advantages of taking the best works of contemporary folk musicians and fleshing them out with lovely, three-part harmonies” and the New York Times cheered for the trio’s “gorgeous harmonies.”  Entertainment Weekly wrote “Cry Cry Cry’s purity of heart and sound is spirit renewing.” 

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An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones | Landmark on Main Street | Oct. 26
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones | Landmark on Main Street | Oct. 26

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

Landmark on Main Street | Thurs, Oct. 26 | 7:30 PM

Rickie Lee Jones | Landmark on Main Street | 11.26 | 7:30 PM

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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Colin Hay | Sun. Oct. 22, 2017 | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Colin Hay | Sun. Oct. 22, 2017 | Tarrytown Music Hall

Colin Hay | 7PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Sun., October 22nd, 2017

Colin Hay | 10.22.17 | Tarrytown

While Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”), the past ten years have found him re-introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) and Army Wives, the hit sound track to the film Garden State and the recently released Morning Glory—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted. FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.

 

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Sleeping Beauty | A Live Performance at Landmark on Main Street | Oct 22nd
Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sleeping Beauty | A Live Performance at Landmark on Main Street | Oct 22nd

Sleeping Beauty

Landmark on Main Street

Sunday 10.22 | 3 PM

Sleeping Beauty - A production of The Panto Company

Based on the original Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm story, it's a tale of a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince come to life. King Humphrey and Queen Bea are so delighted at the birth of their daughter, Aurora, that they throw the biggest party the kingdom has ever seen! When they forget to invite the land's most powerful sorceress, Vestra, their happiness soon turns to grief. A spell is cast. In an exciting tale filled with music, you'll discover how this amazing story ends as the kingdom comes back to life.

A production of The Panto Company USA.

Running time: 60 minutes.

Recommended for ages 4-10.

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