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Piano Masters: Toshiko Akiyoshi & Barry Harris

Two NEA Jazz Master pianists Toshiko Akiyoshi and Barry Harris perform together in a piano duo of classic jazz standards and original arrangements riffing, complementing, and answering each other in melodic and harmonious responses. Both pianists are considered the leading proponents of bebop and this concert will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For more information visit http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/07a1763f946ad0b04ddbcaab7a6d8630

Blues & Brews by the Bay


Saturday, September 17 from 1pm
The Masury Estate, 67 Old Neck Road South

Join us for the Fifth Annual Brews and Brews by the Bay event at the Masury Estate.   This event has grown over the past four years.  Bring a lawn chair and relax by the water listening to great music.  This year we have Shari Yeomans Blue Moon Rising Band, B Side Band, Bobby Nathan Band, and our headliner the Johnny Mac Band.  As always you can enjoy both craft and domestic brews with your friends.  This year we will be having beers from Crooked Ladder Brewing Company, Long Ireland Brewing Company, and Blue Point Brewing Company.  We will also have Bud Light on tap.

More info at bluesandbrewsbythebay.com/

Taste of Shelter Island


Friday, July 29 from 6pm
Perlman Music Program, 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights

Toby and Itzhak Perlman invite you to celebrate

The Perlman Music Program
Annual Summer Benefit

at our waterfront home

73 Shore Road
Shelter Island Heights, NY

Friday, July 29, 2016

6 PM
Reception by the Beach
enjoy local wines, signature cocktails, and savory starters

7 PM
Celebration Concert
hear the future stars of classical music, conducted by Maestros Itzhak Perlman and Patrick Romano

8 PM
Tasting Dinner and Silent Auction
experience culinary highlights from Shelter Island’s finest restaurants

For more info visit https://perlmanmusicprogram.org/series/annual-summer-benefit


Doors Tribute at Mercury


Wenesday, July 20 at 9 pm
The Mercury Lounce, 217 East Houston St, New York

We are honored to have Ty Dennis, the Drummer who has been playing with The Doors for the last decade who has been touring with the late Ray Manzarek & Bobby Krieger join us again.

Matt Katz-Boen, on guitar who plays with Blondie, Leo Kremer, on bass from Third Eye Blind, Chad Dinzes, keys of Madison Square Garden and Bradford Rand on vocals.

So start listening to your old Doors CDs, tapes & albums and get ready to “Break on Through” to the other side!

People Are Strange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS4HYtf0Fmg&feature=related
The End: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT8cnkhAhzQ
Light my Fire / LA Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QGGtUPe2L8

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Live at the BBQ


July 25 from 5 to 10 pm
Summerstage, Central Park

This summer, let’s take it back to the days of cookouts, of speakers running off car batteries or hanging precariously out of windows, listening to some dope music with your friends. For our first Live at the BBQ in NYC, Mass Appeal  and WeWork are bringing the feel-good vibes to Central Park’s SummerStage.

Our very own Nas will be hosting alongside Hot97’s Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez, with performances from Ty Dolla $ign, Danny Brown, Mannie Fresh, Fashawn, Black Thought, MGK (fresh off starring in The Land), and many more listed below. Meanwhile, Sweet Chick will be serving up the finest of fried chicken and southern BBQ fare. MassAppeal  is celebrating 20 years of being on the cutting edge of urban culture, so expect more dope surprises to come.

Live at the BBQ co-presented by WeWork, in conjunction with original motion picture The Land, and also sponsored by Monster Energy, Tidal, Dutch Masters, Summer Stage, and Sweet Chick.

Tickets at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1223985


Aperture Spring Party and Dinner


Friday, April 15
6 to 8:30 pm: Host Committee Dinner
9 pm to midnight: Spring Party
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York

Food, drink, and festivities inspired by

The Photographer’s Cookbook

to benefit Aperture Foundation

Support Aperture and celebrate the publication of The Photographer’s Cookbook copublished by Aperture and George Eastman Museum—a book of recipes and photographs by the world’s leading photographers, gathered in the 1970’s.

Host Committee Dinner at Aperture Gallery features special guests STEPHEN SHORE and DOUG DUBOIS.

Spring Party at Aperture Gallery features DJ sets by STEFAN RUIZ and AL-VEEZ, Live performance by EXP, the reverse-engineered K-pop phenomenon by I’m Making a Boy Band (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda and Samantha Y. Shao)

For more information visit http://aperture.org/2016-aperture-spring-party-dinner/


MasterVoices – 2016 Spring Benefit


presents its
2016 Spring Benefit
Dido and Aeneas
By Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate
Starring Kelli O’Hara, Victoria Clark, Elliot Madore, and Anna Christy
With a World Premiere companion work by Michael John LaChiusa
Doug Varone, Director and Choreographer
Ted Sperling, Conductor
April 28, 2016 at New York City Center and Le Parker Meridien

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will hold its 2016 Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education initiatives, featuring Dido and Aeneas at New York City Center and Le Parker Meridien on April 28, 2016. The event will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Grand Tier at New York City Center, located at 131 W. 55th Street, and lead into the 7:00pm concert. Following the performance, guests will sail across the street to Le Parker Meridien’s Estrela Penthouse, located at 119 W. 56th Street, with its stunning views for dinner and a brief live auction led by Steve Rosen. Tickets for the 2016 Spring Benefit range from $500 to $1,500 and tables from $5,000-$15,000. Dress is Festive. For more information, or to request an invitation, call the MasterVoices office at (646) 202-9623.

Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate’s tempestuous Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas, brings together Kelli O’Hara (Tony Award Winner, The King and I) as Dido, Victoria Clark (Tony Award Winner, The Light in the Piazza) as the Sorceress, Elliot Madore (Winner of the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions) as Aeneas, Anna Christy (Les contes d’Hoffmann, the Metropolitan Opera) as Belinda, and Sarah Mesko (Carmen, Washington National Opera). The concert will begin with the world premiere of a work by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party), specially commissioned by MasterVoices. Conceived by Artistic Director Ted Sperling, with Director/Choreographer Doug Varone, the evening will feature these award-winning soloists with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Doug Varone Dancers and MasterVoices, with scenic consultation by David Korins (Hamilton, Bel Canto), and gowns provided byCFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) designer Christian Siriano.

The event is led by Chairs Antonia & George Grumbach and Ellen F. Marcus, and Co-Chairs Jewelle & Nathaniel Bickford, Jill K. Malila, Deborah Stiles, and Adèle K. & John Talty. Corporate Co-Chair: AON.

The Dido and Aeneas program will be a celebration in loving memory of James S. Marcus, longtime MasterVoices Board Member. MasterVoices is forever grateful for his and his wife Ellen’s generosity, and will always remember Jim for his boundless spirit, tremendous wisdom, and deep love of music.

“We are thrilled to reunite Tony Award-winning actresses Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark for the first time since their history-making performances in The Light in the Piazza ten years ago in Dido and Aeneas,” said Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices. “Further, the evening will open with the World Premiere of a new prologue written and composed by Michael John LaChiusa, in which the three leading ladies play the three Fates, sisters who control our destinies. As the original prologue was lost, I called on my long-time collaborator to bring a contemporary voice into counterpoint with the Baroque, utilizing the same orchestration, including an expanded continuo section of harpsichord, organ, guitar and harp. Orchestrations for the new prologue are by Bruce Coughlin.”

Dido and Aeneas will run for a limited engagement at New York City Center on April 28 and 29, 2016. Single tickets are $30-$130 and are available online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix® at 212-581-1212, or at the box office at 131 W. 55th Street (btwn 6th and 7th).

For more information visit https://mastervoices.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a13U0000003Y7TNIA0

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 8pm with Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort. Violin virtuoso and MacArthur fellow Regina Carter pays a tender tribute to her paternal grandfather, an Alabama coal miner, in an inspirational concert drawing from Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, and the joyous Southern folk music that infused her childhood. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Released in March, 2014 by Sony Music Masterworks, Southern Comfort explores the folk music of the American South. The album thematically connects Carter’s earlier albums I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006), which features her mother’s favorite early jazz standards, and Reverse Thread (2010), which celebrates the tradition of African music re-imagined for violin, accordion, bass, drums, and kora.

For more information visit http://michelletabnickcommunications.com

NYFOS Spring Gala


Tuesday, April 5 at  7 pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

with dinner and additional performances to follow at ’21’ Club

A delicious starry cast performs songs and scenes from the G&S canon, operettas that combine the wit of Oscar Wilde with the delicacy of Mendelssohn. Emmy and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Worsham and Bryce Pinkham (each nominated for a Tony Award for their performances in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and the devilishly funny and sublime English tenor Hal Cazalet bring their singular wit and charm to The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, among other favorite G&S shows.

For more information visit http://www.nyfos.org/gala.html


Southampton SeptemberFest


Friday, September 25 from 6:30 pm
Saturday, September 26 from 10 am
Sunday, September 27 from 9 am
Various locations in Southampton Village


Kickoff Party at Agawam Park, Southampton Village

COUNTY LINE BAND 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


$30 per person in advance ($40 at the door)

Complimentary Beer & Wine 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Cash Bar 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Food available by your local food trucks



Nordic Jazz 2015

Nordic Jazz 2015 presents Scandinavia’s top performers in Washington D.C. June 20th – 27th

The Nordic Embassies, Twins Jazz Club, the Phillips Collection and Dupont Circle Festival/Jazz in the Circle are excited to present the ninth annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C., June 20th – 27th, 2015. Internationally acclaimed performers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden will present the modern sound of Nordic Jazz over the course of 10 concerts.

The festival presents a rare opportunity to experience five very different world-class Nordic jazz solo artists, trios and quartets. The concerts will be held at the Finnish Embassy, House of Sweden, Twins Jazz Club, the Phillips Collection and outdoor concerts at the Dupont Circle.

The artists
Nordic jazz artists present a unique sound that emphasizes the natural elements of the Nordic countries with a modern interpretation. The contemporary Nordic Jazz scene is characterized by improvisation; the music tends to be experimental but melodically strong with a spacious sound and open song structures. The participants in Nordic Jazz 2015 are some of the Nordic countries’ most creative and interesting artists with strong educational backgrounds, international careers and several jazz prizes.

Stay tuned for more info and connect by using #NordicJazz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sin City About To Go Dark

Sin City is about to go dark. In another bold move from the world's most iconic vodka, ABSOLUT(R) is encouraging consumers and bar/nightclub owners to save energy through a series of “Lights Out” parties, kicking off in Las Vegas this weekend in celebration of its ABSOLUT Global Cooling(TM) campaign. Borne from the brand's “In An ABSOLUT World” advertising campaign, ABSOLUT Global Cooling(TM) encourages consumers to reduce the effects of global warming by offering simple steps they can implement in their daily lives.

Lights Out Las Vegas

On June 21, the eve of summer solstice, ABSOLUT Vodka and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will turn off the lights at approximately 9:30 pm for 60 seconds during the Outernational Music Festival featuring Gnarls Barkley, Thievery Corporation and special guest Bebel Gilberto. Thievery Corporation will enact the first “Lights Out” moment on stage, as both towers and all marquees at Mandalay Bay, including all concert lights, shut down for one minute. Kicking off a series of “Lights Out” bar promotions across the country, Lights Out Las Vegas is a symbolic gesture to call attention to the vision that “In An ABSOLUT World” — if every consumer committed to turning off their lights, the effects of global warming could be reduced and the planet would literally be a cooler place.

“There is no better place than Las Vegas to see what could happen when the lights go out, and the Outernational Music Festival is the perfect forum for this symbolic gesture as we bring together two great musical acts, one of the biggest and best properties in Sin City and thousands of the coolest partygoers on the planet,” said Ian Crystal, Brand Director, ABSOLUT Spirits Company, Inc. “With many 'Lights Out' events to follow, ABSOLUT Vodka is taking the lead in the spirits industry to communicate environmental responsibility to consumers, which will hopefully inspire them to make simple changes in their daily lives.”

To help Las Vegas cool down, ABSOLUT is hosting a series of eco-friendly activities over the weekend:

— ABSOLUT Global Cooling(TM) -branded Prius hybrid cars will offer safe, eco-friendly and complimentary rides to Mandalay Bay guests on June 21 following the concert.

— “Make a Statement” photo stations will be set up at the concert for guests to pledge their commitment to the environment and get a Global Cooling photo to commemorate this special night in Las Vegas.

— Live Earth, a partner in the Global Cooling initiative, will screen a series of short films during the concert's music breaks.

Lights Out On-Premise Promotions

Following Lights Out Las Vegas, ABSOLUT will continue its series of “Lights Out” parties in bars and nightclubs across the country from July through September. At these events, ABSOLUT will invite consumers to take an active role in their commitment to the environment by seeing first hand how alternative sources of energy can turn the lights out on global warming.

By visiting the Global Cooling stations during the bar promotions, consumers can compete to produce energy through human-powered generators and bicycles. At the end of the evening, ABSOLUT will turn the lights off at each participating venue for five minutes, which will reveal to bar patrons if they have generated enough “heat” to keep the party going. If enough energy is created, a six-foot replica of an ABSOLUT bottle will be fully lit — demonstrating their “cool” contribution to the lights out initiative.

Every Sip Makes a Statement

Part of the ABSOLUT Global Cooling campaign is the year-long “Every Sip Makes a Statement” promotion. The program encourages consumers at all touch points to get involved in Global Cooling by registering their ABSOLUT bottle or cocktail codes at www.absolut.com/GlobalCooling, where they have the opportunity to activate their eco-donation to one of three eco-charity partners. The charities selected were based on their creative solutions to making the Earth a “cooler place” and include the Environmental Media Association*, The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation(TM)* and The Ocean Foundation(TM)*. Throughout 2008, ABSOLUT will donate up to $500,000 to support these Global Cooling initiatives.

An ABSOLUT Approach to the Climate Crisis

ABSOLUT Vodka is the first company in the spirits industry to introduce carbon offsetting as part of its environmental work, and since 2003, has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent (per liter vodka). Today, ABSOLUT has one of the world's most energy efficient distilleries, decreasing its use of energy by 30 percent through a very high level of energy recovery and reducing its use of fossil fuel.

Every bottle of ABSOLUT VODKA is made of 100 percent concept cultivated wheat, which minimizes nitrogen leaching and reduces use of chemical pesticides. ABSOLUT strives to optimize its use of natural resources, and to choose eco-friendly alternatives as much as possible. As an example, the ABSOLUT bottle is made of 43 percent recycled glass. ABSOLUT is determined to continuously reduce packaging, increase the re-use of transport packaging and improve waste separation at source, and to find a market for waste products.

For more information on ABSOLUT Global Cooling(TM), please visit www.absolut.com/GlobalCooling

About The Absolut Spirits Company, Inc.

An official partner of Live Earth, The Absolut Spirits Company, Inc., a subsidiary of V&S Group, produces and markets ABSOLUT(R) VODKA, Level (TM) Vodka, FRIS(R) Vodka, Plymouth(TM) Gin and Cruzan(R) Rum. The Absolut Spirits Company focuses on reducing the impact on climate change, sustainable agriculture and optimizing use of natural resources as mandated by V&S Group. To view details on the company's efforts to combat global warming, visit www.vsgroup.com and click on “Corporate Responsibility/Environment.”

About Live Earth

Based in Los Angeles, Live Earth is an organization that seeks to leverage the power of music and integrated entertainment to combat climate change. On July 7, 2007, Live Earth held the largest global entertainment event in history, staging simultaneous concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, as well as special broadcast events in Antarctica, Kyoto and Washington, DC. The day featured more than 150 musical acts — a mix of legendary artists like The Police, Genesis, Bon Jovi and Madonna with the latest headliners like Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas and Jack Johnson. Through TV, radio and the Internet, the concert reached an estimated two billion people.

Live Earth's 24 hours of music across seven continents delivered a worldwide call to action and the solutions necessary to answer that call. With this maiden event, Live Earth has launched a multi-year campaign to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth is partnered with former Vice President and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore and his Alliance for Climate Protection. Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company that produced the concerts globally. For more information, please visit www.LiveEarth.org

*Please contact Sarah Bessette or Zlata Faerman for more information about the ABSOLUT Global Cooling(TM) charity partners and how the donations will be used. For more information on the eco-charities, please see Addendum A (attached).


The ABSOLUT Global Cooling(TM) charities include:

— The Environmental Media Association – Linking the power of celebrity to environmental awareness, EMA believes that through television, film and music, the entertainment community can affect change in a positive way. To reduce the number of plastic bags discarded into the environment, ABSOLUT is partnering with EMA to create stylish, reusable tote bags and inspire the use of tote bags for all shopping. These limited bags, designed by celebrities, will be available free of charge nationwide beginning in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Austin and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.ema-online.org

— The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation(TM) – The FTPF is dedicated to planting edible, fruitful trees and plants to benefit needy populations and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. In order to help directly offset carbon dioxide emissions, ABSOLUT is partnering with FTPF to plant fruit tree groves called “ABSOLUT Global Cooling Zones” in metropolitan areas with an emphasis towards those locations devastated by natural disasters. For more information, visit www.ftpf.org

— The Ocean Foundation(TM) – The Ocean Foundation's mission is to support, strengthen and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. Similar to planting trees on land, planting seagrass beds will help increase the rate at which near-shore coastal shelves sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Proceeds from ABSOLUT will go towards replanting coastal seagrass beds near Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Boston. For more information, visit www.oceanfdn.org