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Paco Peña | Legendary Flamenco Guitarist | Troy Music Hall | 10.22
Oct
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Paco Peña | Legendary Flamenco Guitarist | Troy Music Hall | 10.22

Paco Pea | Legendary Flamenco Guitarist

Troy Music Hall | 10.22 | 3 PM

Paco Peña | Lefendary Flamenco Guitarist | 10.22

Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.

Born in the Andalucian city of Córdoba, Paco Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance at the age of 12. In the late 1960s, he left Spain for London, where his recitals of flamenco music captured the public imagination.

Venues for his solo performances have included the intimate Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the monumental Royal Albert Hall in London, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam. He has shared the stage with fellow guitarists, singers, and instrumental groups, bridging diverse musical genres, including classical, jazz, blues, country and Latin American.

In 1995 The New York Times declared that: “Mr. Peña is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man. He combines rapid-fire flourishes with a colorist’s sense of shading; this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument.” It should come as no surprise that readers of America’s Guitar magazine judged Paco Peña as best flamenco guitarist of the year for five consecutive years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 28th
Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

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

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

ZZ Top | Santander Performing Arts Center

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

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

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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Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 11th
Nov
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tim O'Brien | Rubin Museum | Naked Soul Series | Nov 11th

Tim O'Brien | Naked Soul Series | Nov 11th

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

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

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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Max Weinberg's Jukebox | Fri., Nov 17th | Landmark on Main Street
Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Max Weinberg's Jukebox | Fri., Nov 17th | Landmark on Main Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | Landmark on Main St | DEC 2nd
Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

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

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

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

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

Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood

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Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Christmas Mood

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

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

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

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Darlingside comes to SOPAC Dec 17th

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

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

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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
11:00am11:00am

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 | Landmark on Main Street | Thurs, January 11, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Jan
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

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

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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Laura Benanti performs at SOPAC

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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Stand Up Comedian Gary Gulman comes to SOPAC Oct 21st at 8PM
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Stand Up Comedian Gary Gulman comes to SOPAC Oct 21st at 8PM

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Gary Gulman | Oct 21st | 8 PM

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Gary Gulman at SOPAC | 10.21.17 | 8 PM

Versatile doesn’t even begin to describe Gary Gulman, whose resume is a bountiful smorgasbord of life-experiences. Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now, he is one of the most popular touring comics in the country today. Add funnyman to that list.

Boston’s Gary Gulman has appeared on just about every television show a young stand-up comedian can appear on, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman. While Gary has been a headlining comedian for several years, he is well known for his breakthrough success on NBC’s hit stand-up Showcase, Last Comic Standing. He was a finalist two years in a row! He’s a pro at leaving his audiences in stitches every chance he can

His charm and talent also caught the attention of Showtime, Comedy Central, and Netflix who have featured him in several comedy projects. His comedy album No Can Defend debuted at number 18 on iTunes and his one-hour comedy special, Gary Gulman: In This Economy? was recognized as one of the 5 best comedy specials currently airing on Netflix.  His new special It’s About Time is now streaming on Netflix.

Gary Gulman marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the It’s About Time tour, selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder The New York Times wrote: “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”

“Gary Gulman will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first!” –Village Voice

Don’t miss this funny man who will have you laughing out loud and rolling in the aisles!

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An Evening with Bruce Hornsby | Oct 21st | 8 PM
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby | Oct 21st | 8 PM

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby at Troy Music Hall

Oct 21st | 8 PM

Bruce Hornsby | 10.21 | Troy Music Hall

Bruce Hornsby | 10.21 | Troy Music Hall

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. 

Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Drawing from a vast wellspring ofAmerican musical traditions, the singer/pianist/composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. Throughout this period, Hornsby has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start.    

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Rusted Root with Special Guest Donna the Buffalo at Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rusted Root with Special Guest Donna the Buffalo at Tarrytown Music Hall

Rusted Root with Special Guest Donna the Buffalo at Tarrytown Music Hall

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 21ST

Rusted Root | Oct 21st | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM | With Donna the Buffalo

Rusted Root | Oct 21st | Tarrytown Music Hall | 8 PM | With Donna the Buffalo

Join us for a rhythmically charged evening of roots rock with Rusted Root and Donna the Buffalo. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root who’s hits include “Send Me on My Way” and “Ecstasy”, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. .” The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour and countless others. One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989.  Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.

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Billy Collins at South Orange Performing Arts Center - October 20th
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Billy Collins at South Orange Performing Arts Center - October 20th

Billy Collins | SOPAC | Oct 20th | 8 PM

Billy Collins at SOPAC, Oct 20th at 8 PM

Billy Collins at SOPAC, Oct 20th at 8 PM

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon.  No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.”  His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His readings are usually standing room only, and his audience – enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio – includes people of all backgrounds and age groups.  The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon. The typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious.” It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight. 

Billy Collins has published ten collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems, Nine Horses, The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, Ballistics, Horoscopes for the Dead and Picnic, Lightning. A collection of his haiku, She Was Just Seventeen, was published by Modern Haiku Press in fall 2006. He has also published two chapbooks, Video Poems and Pokerface. In addition, he has edited two anthologies of contemporary poetry: Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, was the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2006, and edited Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds, illustrated by David Allen Sibley (November 2009). His book, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems 2003 – 2013, was a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book of poetry is titled The Rain in Portugal and is a New York Times bestseller.

Included among the honors Billy Collins has received are fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has also been awarded the Oscar Blumenthal Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize, and the Levinson Prize — all awarded by Poetry magazine.  He has also received the Aiken-Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry, The Hall-Kenyon Prize,the Mailer Prize for Poetry, and the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award.  In October 2004, Collins was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry.  

In June 2001, Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003.  In January 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate 2004-06. He is a former Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York. In 2016 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters.

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Colin Hay | SOPAC | Thursday October 19th | 8 PM
Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Colin Hay | SOPAC | Thursday October 19th | 8 PM

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South Orange Performing Arts Center | Oct 19th 2017 | Colin Hay

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Oct 19th 2017 | Colin Hay

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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Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street | Oct 18th
Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street | Oct 18th

Colin Hay | Wednesday, October 18th

Landmark on Main Street

Colin Hay | Landmark on Main Street

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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The Moth: True Stories Told Live | Oct 14th | 8 PM
Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Moth: True Stories Told Live | Oct 14th | 8 PM

The Moth: True Stories Told Live

Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.14.17 | 8 PM

The Moth | True Stories Told Live | Tarrytown Music Hall 10.14

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

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Engelbert Humperdinck | Oct 17th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Engelbert Humperdinck | Oct 17th | Tarrytown Music Hall

Engelbert Humperdinck | 10.17.17 | 7:30 PM

Engelbert Humperdinck | Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.17

Engelbert Humperdinck | Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.17

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert Humperdinck has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame. He has performed for the Queen four times, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. However, it’s not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humor and self-deprecating jokes. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times. Engelbert exploded on to the music scene in the sixties with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His sixties did not so much swing as rage. The shy handsome boy catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley and the two legends often performed each other’s songs. His first single in the charts was “Release Me,” which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No. 1 in 11 countries. The song was re-released after being used for a UK national television commercial for John Smith’s beer. The following decades saw Engelbert touring the world to sell-out crowds. Engelbert seems to take great pleasure in every moment on stage, a place where he can lose his inhibitions and no longer be the child who was once shy. Engelbert’s music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions…ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.

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Michael McDonald w Marc Cohn | Oct 15th | Garde Arts Center | 7 PM
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Michael McDonald w Marc Cohn | Oct 15th | Garde Arts Center | 7 PM

Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn       Oct 15th | Garde Arts Center

Garde Arts Center | Sunday, Oct 15th | Michael McDonald with Marc Cohn

Garde Arts Center | Sunday, Oct 15th | Michael McDonald with Marc Cohn

Distinctive and soulful, Michael McDonald’s voice is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost, the five-time Grammy-winning McDonald is that rare thing in contemporary pop – an artist whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving. On the heels of 2008’s acclaimed crossover album Soul Speak (which hit three different charts simultaneously) and multiple appearances on PBS’s Soundstage, McDonald continues to tour the world, from Europe to Asia to Australia.

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade." Last year, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, Marc proudly released Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities and the bonus album, Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut and the Grammy Award that followed.

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Landmark on Main Street
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Landmark on Main Street

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | 10.15.17 | 7 PM

Landmark on Main Street

Lisa Fischer & Baton | Landmark on Main Street | 10.15

Lisa Fischer & Baton | Landmark on Main Street | 10.15

Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton.

Lisa's range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to reach the hearts of her listeners. Raised in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, she emerged from New York's studio scene in the early-1980s and quickly became session singer royalty. Lisa's career revolved around supporting other artists, including her mentor Luther Vandross and a constellation of music legends including Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, Grover Washington, Patti LaBelle, and other major recording artists. Lisa joined the Rolling Stones on tour for the first time for their 1989 Steel Wheels tour; she has graced their stage for 26 years.

The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa's musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa's 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit "How Can I Ease The Pain" and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on "Gimme Shelter," and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. "Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville's film," said the New York Times.

The Dim the Lights series is sponsored by Jane & Martin Schwartz ♦ Judy & Morton Sloan ♦ Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz

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Air Supply | Oct 15th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Air Supply | Oct 15th | Tarrytown Music Hall

Air Supply | Sun., October 15th | 7 PM

Air Supply at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sunday 10.15.17 | 7 PM

Air Supply at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sunday 10.15.17 | 7 PM

Australian soft rock duo with British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock are known for their heavily orchestrated sweet ballads. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing. After the shows' performances at 10:30, they would play pizza parlors, coffee bars and night clubs with just one guitar and two voices. They quickly gained a reputation for great harmonies and for original songs that Graham was constantly writing. They made a demo on a cassette of two songs, "Love and Other Bruises" and "If You Knew Me" and took it to every record company in Sydney. Everyone turned it down but one — CBS Records — who admired their unique style. They made a single in one afternoon and it shot to number one on the national charts. Air Supply was born! That same year, they opened for Rod Stewart across Australia and then throughout the U.S. and Canada playing all of the famous huge venues before Rod would take the stage. They found new fans but did not break the U.S. market. Back in Australia they had to start again and made a record called Life Support. On this record were some treasures of songs, including "Lost in Love" which went Top 10 in Australia and somehow found its way to music industry executive Clive Davis in New York. Clive immediately signed Air Supply to Arista Records and in 1980, "Lost in Love" became the fastest-selling single in the world, leaping to the top of all of the charts. Now Air Supply was on their way. The second single was "All Out of Love," and that went up the charts even quicker. Seven top-five singles later, Air Supply at that time had equaled The Beatles' run of consecutive top five singles. The albums Lost in Love, The One That You Love, Now & Forever, and The Greatest Hits sold in excess of 20 million copies. "Lost in Love" was named Song of the Year in 1980, and, with the other singles, sold more than 10 million copies. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC | 10.14
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC | 10.14

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Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | Sat. Oct 14th

SOPAC | 8 PM

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC

Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton | SOPAC

The music of Lisa Fischer is an organic gumbo of Progressive Rock and Psychedelic Soul joined with the rhythms of Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean plus a little classical influence for spice. Live in concert, she re-invents songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as her own material.

Lisa Fischer won her first Grammy Award for “How Can I Ease The Pain,” from her 1991 album So Intense. With a hit song on the radio and a Grammy Award win, a major solo tour seemed inevitable, but Lisa was on the road, backing either her beloved mentor Luther Vandross or The Rolling Stones. Lisa was, and still is, a legend in the music industry; everyone loves her sound.

Now, after years of supporting other artists and electrifying the world’s largest arenas with the power of her voice, Lisa Fischer has finally taken center stage. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of her musical journey. Featuring clips of her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” and her 1991 Grammy Award-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain,” the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, and earned her a second Grammy Award. 

Lisa’s range is legendary, but her greatest gift is the ability to reach the hearts of her listeners with her touching lyrics and soulful voice.

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Martin Sexton Trio
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Martin Sexton Trio

Martin Sexton Trio | Oct 14th | 8 PM |

Landmark on Main Street

Martin Sexton Trio | 10.14.17 | 8pm | Landmark on Main Street

Martin Sexton Trio | 10.14.17 | 8pm | Landmark on Main Street

Critically acclaimed Martin Sexton is a musicianʼs musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling soul, gospel, R&B, country and blues. His performances are dynamic and bursting with depth and have earned him a devoted following among fans, peers and critics alike. "The real thing, people." - Billboard

In 2017 Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release, Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal and CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim.

"Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice." - Rolling Stone

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early '90s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as "Scrubs," "Parenthood," and "Masters of Sex" as well as numerous films, though it's his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.

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The Hot Sardines | SOPAC |  Oct 13th at 8 PM
Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Hot Sardines | SOPAC | Oct 13th at 8 PM

The Hot Sardines | SOPAC | Friday 10.13 | 8 PM

Hot Sardines | 10.13 | SOPAC

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.
On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines’ new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair— she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.

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

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Martin Sexton | Fri. Oct 13th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Martin Sexton | Fri. Oct 13th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Martin Sexton | October 13th | 8 pm

Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.13.17 | 8 PM | MARTIN SEXTON

Tarrytown Music Hall | 10.13.17 | 8 PM | MARTIN SEXTON

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., and the tenth of 12 children, Martin Sexton grew up in the ’80s. Uninterested in the music of the day, he fueled his dreams with the timeless sounds of classic rock ’n’ roll. As he discovered the dusty old vinyl left in the basement by one his big brothers, his musical fire was lit. Sexton eventually migrated to Boston, where he began to build a following singing on the streets of Harvard Square, gradually working his way through the scene. His 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, In the Journey, was recorded on an old 8-track in a friend’s attic. He managed to sell 20,000 copies out of his guitar case. Happily and fiercely independent, Martin Sexton launched his own label, KTR, in 2002. Since then he has infiltrated many musical worlds, performing at concerts ranging from pop (collaborating with John Mayer) to the Jam scene to classic rock (collaborating with Peter Frampton); from the Newport Folk Fest to Bonnaroo to New Orleans Jazz Fest to a performance at Carnegie Hall. Regardless of his reputation as a musician’s musician, Sexton can’t keep Hollywood away. His songs can be heard in many feature films and television including NBC’s Scrubs, Parenthood and Showtime’s hit series Brotherhood. Stage, film and television aside, when Sexton isn’t touring he often mixes entertainment with his sense of social responsibility, performing at benefits for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camp, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, Japan earthquake/tsunami relief (The John Lennon Tribute), and Hurricane Irene relief efforts in Vermont, to name some.

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins | Thurs. Oct 12th | 8 PM
Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins | Thurs. Oct 12th | 8 PM

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins | Tarrytown Music Hall

8 PM |Oct. 12th

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins together again | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 12th

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins together again | Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 12th

The two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint tour marks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, the two music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, due out Summer of 2017, and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the1960s folk and Laurel Canyon scenes they helped build. 50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go gone to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists.

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The Wailers | SOPAC | OCT 12th
Oct
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Wailers | SOPAC | OCT 12th

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The Wailers come to SOPAC!

Thurs. Oct 12th | 7:30 PM

The Wailers | SOPAC | 10.12.17

The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history!

This Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine.

Since 1974, Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded, toured, and performed before millions of fans in multiple countries. They have claim to more than 250,000 Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium that same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, and Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in 1976. All of these accolades were made possible with the Wailers band creation of and participation in timeless, distinctive music; intricate arrangements, and lyrics that touched fans everywhere.

The incomparable Wailers are coming together, to perform on stage, and this is a slice of musical history you must not miss.

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Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams come to The Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams come to The Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th

Garrison Keillor, Robin & Linda Williams | Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th | 8 PM

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams | Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th | 8 PM

Garrison Keillor, Robin and Linda Williams | Garde Arts Center | Oct 7th | 8 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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The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop

The Singles Tour - The Psychedelic Furs with special guest Bash & Pop

Tarrytown Music Hall | Oct 6th | 8 th

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop | Oct 6th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Psychedelic Furs - The Singles Tour with special guest Bash & Pop | Oct 6th | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

The Psychedelic Furs return to rock the Music Hall!...If you were to dissect the today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles.  With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love", the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium.  The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums). Anything Could Happen is the 2nd album by Bash & Pop, a very welcome and loooong-awaited follow-up to 1992’s Friday Night Is Killing Me. The helmsman of the group is one Thomas Eugene Stinson, better known as Tommy of The Replacements - the seminal band of which he was a co-founder, bassist, and spark plug. Now, coming off a fruitful 18-year stretch playing bass with stadium rockers Guns N’ Roses (“It was good for me on so many levels”) and a hugely successful 33-show Replacements reunion romp, Tommy is clearly jazzed to be doing his own thing again.

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Shopkins Live!  2 Performances | Sept 26th | Tarrytown Music Hall
Sep
26
3:30pm 3:30pm

Shopkins Live! 2 Performances | Sept 26th | Tarrytown Music Hall

Shopkins Live! | 2 Performances, Tues. Sept 26th

3:30 PM & 6:30 PM

Shopkins Live! | 9.26 | 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Shopkins Live! | 9.26 | 3:30 PM & 6:30 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, RainbowKate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions. All of Shopville is in a tizzy as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap!  But wait!! No event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help –the show must go on! Featuring innovative set design, creative costuming, and state of the art projections, this is one theatrical you don’t want to miss!

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Rodriguez | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.25
Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rodriguez | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.25

Rodriguez at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.25 | 8 PM

Rodriguez | Sept 25th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Rodriguez | Sept 25th | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. He began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s, as the city suffered postindustrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971 released on Sussex records. These recordings went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family.

In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand.  He has since toured there several times, to play festivals, arenas & theaters. He released “Rodriguez Rocks – Live In Australia “ in 2016 on Light in the Attic Recordsand hasjust completed a multi-city tour of Australia in November/Decemberof 2016.

In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, directed by MalikBendjelloul,  which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. with his music and story now reaching audiences worldwide. The film has been aired multiple times on PBS and public TV worldwide and is available on DVDand streaming TV. 

Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. At the beginning of 2016 he went on a multi-city tour of South Africa, often playing multiple nights in arenas. 

Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Canada and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have been re-released on Light in the Attic Records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention, awareness and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the documentary - Searching for Sugar Man and Rodriguez’s music. 

He has perhaps one of the most unique true music business stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success. 

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Matthew Sweet | Sept 24th | SOPAC
Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Matthew Sweet | Sept 24th | SOPAC

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Matthew Sweet Live at SOPAC | Sept 24th | 7:30 PM

Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | 9.24.27

Live at South Orange Performing Arts Center | 9.24.27

Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American Power Pop revival. Like his British counterparts Teenage Fanclub, Sweet adhered to traditional songcraft, yet subverted the form by adding noisy Post-Punk guitar and flourishes of Country-Rock, resulting in an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Recorded with guitarists Richard Lloyd and Robert Quine, Sweet’s third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. 

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Cry Cry Cry (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams)
Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cry Cry Cry (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams)

Cry Cry Cry comes to Landmark on Main Street

Sun. Sept. 24th | 7:30 PM

Cry Cry Cry featuring Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams

Cry Cry Cry featuring Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams

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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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Matthew Sweet | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Sept 23rd
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Matthew Sweet | Landmark on Main Street | Sat. Sept 23rd

MATTHEW SWEET | SAT. 9.23 | 8 PM

Matthew Sweet | 9.23 | Landmark on Main Street

Matthew Sweet | 9.23 | Landmark on Main Street

Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival, with a sound that was an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Sweet's third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit, with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. His next two records, Altered Beast (1993) and 100% Fun (1995) also reached platinum status.

Sweet wrote and recorded (and sang and performed guitar on) a Journey parody song for an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer forms an ill-fated garage band. Known for his knowledge and extensive collection of Margaret Keane paintings, Sweet was hired as a consultant on the 2014 Tim Burton film Big Eyes. Many of the Margaret Keane paintings in the film are from Matthew's collection.

Sweet recently completed his new album Forever Tomorrow, recorded at his new studio - Black Squirrel Submarine - in Omaha where he now lives. The record will be released on CD & vinyl on June 16, 2017 on Sweet's label - Honeycomb Hideout - with label support and distribution provided by Sony/ RED Distribution, LLC.

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Matthew Sweet | Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.22 | 8 PM
Sep
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Matthew Sweet | Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.22 | 8 PM

Matthew Sweet at Tarrytown Music Hall

Sept 22nd | 8 PM

Matthew Sweet | Sept 22nd | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Matthew Sweet | Sept 22nd | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

Matthew Sweet tours in support of his new album Forever Tomorrow, which will be released on June 16th. He emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival. Like his British counterparts Teenage Fanclub, Sweet adhered to traditional songcraft, yet subverted the form by adding noisy post-punk guitar and flourishes of country-rock, resulting in an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Recorded with guitarists Richard Lloyd and Robert Quine, Sweet's third album, Girlfriend (1991), became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit over the course of 1992, with its title track reaching the Top Five on the Modern Rock charts. For the next five years, as alternative rock was the dominant commercial force in rock & roll, Sweet became a very popular concert attraction and solidified his reputation as the premiere alternative pop singer/songwriter. His next two records, Altered Beast (1993) and 100% Fun (1995) were both critically acclaimed and successful albums, reaching platinum status and making many year-end best-of lists. 

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Rodriquez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21st | 8PM
Sep
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rodriquez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21st | 8PM

RODRIGUEZ at Tarrytown Music Hall | 9.21.17 | 8PM

Rodriguez at Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 21

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter who was the subject of the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960s. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. These compositions went unnoticed in the U.S. and Rodriguez eventually turned his efforts elsewhere, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wayne State University, running for political office and working construction and factory jobs to support his family. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand and he toured the area finding limited success as an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. As it turns out, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences worldwide.Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have since been re-released on Light in the Attic records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the film and the music. He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

Their story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which has given Rodríguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and his music is now reaching audiences worldwide.Rodriguez now tours extensively in South Africa, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., where he takes thoughtful appreciation in greeting longtime fans, and a new generation of listeners who find common ground in his music. His albums, Cold Fact and Coming from Reality have since been re-released on Light in the Attic records and the Searching for Sugar Man soundtrack is available on Sony Legacy. International media attention and accolades have since been bestowed upon both the film and the music. He has perhaps one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realized. Rodriguez is enjoying the collective heartfelt dream of a musician, beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.

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PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero | Sept 19th | 6 PM
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero | Sept 19th | 6 PM

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be a Hero | Garde Arts Center | Tues 9.19 | 6 PM

PJ Masks Live at Garde Arts Center | 9.19.17 | 6 PM

PJ Masks Live at Garde Arts Center | 9.19.17 | 6 PM

An Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents production of a  brand-new, fully immersive musical production based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior will be launched at the Garde where the company will be spending a week rehearsing and finalizing the show for the national tour. 

 

The hit TV series follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

 

In this brand new stage version, the heroic trio of Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko try to save the day from the Baddies – Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. 

 

‘PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,’ features world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

 

 

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Randy Newman | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.16
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Randy Newman | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | 9.16

Randy Newman | Sept 16th | 8 PM

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Randy Newman | 9.16 | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

After starting his songwriting career as a teenager, Newman launched into recording as a singer and pianist in 1968 with his self-titled album Randy Newman. Throughout the 1970s he released several other acclaimed albums such as: 12 Songs, Sail Away, and Good Old Boys. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films in the 1980s. The list of movies he has worked on since then includes The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University and, most recently, Cars 3 in 2017.

The highly praised 2008 Harps and Angels was Newman’s first album of new material since 1999. The Austin Chronicle wrote “the characters are memorable, the satire sharp, the music luxurious, and the arrangements maybe the most gorgeous in all pop music.”

The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2, which is the second in a series of new solo piano/vocal recordings of his songs spanning his five-decades, was released in 2011. Time Out New York said of the series, which will receive a third volume soon, “The Songbook records strip away the orchestrations of his regular albums, leaving Newman alone at the piano, singing...three-minute masterpieces from throughout a half-century career.”

That same year, Nonesuch Records released a live CD and DVD recorded at London’s intimate LSO St. Luke’s, an 18th-century Anglican church that has been restored by the London Symphony Orchestra, where he was accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler. The 22-song set features some of his best-known songs like “Short People,” “Louisiana 1927,” and “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” as well as newer songs such as “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country” and “Laugh and Be Happy.”

Randy Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys, and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013—the same year he was given an Ivor Novello PRS for Music Special International Award. Mostly recently, Newman was presented with a PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in June 2014.  His new album, Dark Matter, will be released on August 4, 2017 on Nonesuch Records.

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Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | Sept 16th | 8PM
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | Sept 16th | 8PM

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Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | SOPAC | 9.16 | 8 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | 9.16

South Orange Performing Arts Center | Tom Rush & Livingston Taylor | 9.16

Tom Rush and Livingston Taylor, two Folk legends that made musical history through the decades, come to the SOPAC stage in a double bill celebrating the uplifting music that gives joy and inspiration to people throughout the world.

Tom Rush, a pioneer of the urban Folk movement that shaped the music of the ‘60s and the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s, can rightfully take his place as a living legend.

Tom Rush began his musical career in the early ’60s playing the Boston-area clubs while still a Harvard student. Club 47 (now Club Passim) was the flagship of the coffee house fleet, and he was soon holding down a weekly spot, learning from the legendary artists who came to play, honing his skills and growing into his talent. Among his numerous chart-topping hits is “No Regrets”, a song that has been covered time and again through the years, is an acknowledged folk classic. Today, Tom Rush lives every moment with “no regrets,” still touring, making music and doing what he loves best. The years have only enhanced his passionate love of music and performing.

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Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 14th
Sep
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown Music Hall | Sept 14th

Boz Scaggs | 9.14.17 | 8 PM | Tarrytown Music Hall

9.14.17 | 8 PM | Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown MH

9.14.17 | 8 PM | Boz Scaggs | Tarrytown MH

Fans who have followed Boz Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions’ “I’m So Proud.” He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of “Last Tango on 16th Street” and “I Want to See You,” both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers. “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” the Grammy winner says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

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