Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Music to their Ears

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

1_JamesKelleher_TLB1 TLB Music teaches little ones much more than just singing along By Sarah Albert of New York Family When Katia Asthalter and Carina Zimmerman became good friends and housemates at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, they had one big thing in common: music. Both young women grew up with musical influences all around them; Asthalter took [&hellip
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Channel Your Inner Diva at ‘Karaoke Idol’

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Blackie O By John Friia Grab your mike and hang on for the ride. Our Town, Lips and Absolute Vodka are sponsoring “Karaoke Idol,” where aspiring singers take to the stage to show the audience members what they’ve got. The first round is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Lips, located at 227 E. 56th St. Prior [&hellip
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The Gypsy in Streisand’s Head

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, West Side Spirit

CA-Barbra Streisand   Brooklyn Homecoming could Solve Barbra’s Career Problems by DENNIS DELROGH Barbra Streisand is set to return to her native Brooklyn on October 11 at the Barclays Center, where she will perform for the first time in her career. It might behoove her to showcase a medley from Gypsy as a means of silencing some murmuring backlash which [&hellip
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Bravo Bailar!

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, West Side Spirit

CA-Juana_la_del_Pipa_by_Es copy New York Celebrates the Art of Flamenco BY JUDY GELMAN MYERS No one can make the mistake of calling New York the home of flamenco, but ever since the Great White Way crowned Jose Greco “New Broadway Personality of the Year” in 1952, the city has made flamenco its own. Aficionados make daily pilgrimages to Lincoln [&hellip
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DeMent Goes Home

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Iris Demen Iris DeMent Sings the Delta By JOHN DEMETRY During the last decade, Iris DeMent’s New York concerts featured an expanding repertoire of new folk songs uncannily attuned to the needs of the audience. This fall, she releases many of these songs on the studio album Sing the Delta. Earlier in the decade, DeMent expressed the sublimation of [&hellip
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Everything Means Something

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Pet-Shop-Boys-439x400 Pet Shop Boys find Elysium on new CD With an ear bent toward eternity, British pop-duo Pet Shop Boys and L.A. producer Andrew Dawson find the sublime sound (minimalist yet California-warm) befitting Elysium–the mythical resting place of fallen heroes in classical Greek philosophy (a pre-Christian concept of Heaven). Closing the first half of the album titled Elysium, “Breathing [&hellip
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Sketches of Newport

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Jack DeJohnette The late composer-arranger Gil Evans’ music finally, gloriously, reached the Newport Jazz Festival, 58 years after the fest began. Drummer Jack DeJohnette celebrated his 70th birthday onstage there, as vigorous and inquisitive as a 40-year-old. Guitarist Bill Frisell jammed with the Bad Plus, duoed with violinist Jenny Scheinman and led a lyrical quintet interpreting John [&hellip
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Pianists and Piano Pieces at Mannes College

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Palooza600 In a recent issue, I referred to the International Keyboard Institute & Festival as a “piano-palooza.” Every July, there are some 25 recitals presented at Mannes College, on West 85th Street. The festival is directed by a distinguished pianist and Mannes teacher, Jerome Rose, and his better half, Julie Kedersha. I have often quoted a [&hellip
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Bright Light’s Rod Thomas Answers Our Questions and Plays NYC Gigs

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

brightlightbrightlight_waitingforthefeeling_298 By Ben Kessler London-based musician Rod Thomas makes pop music under the name Bright Light Bright Light, which is, of course, the exclamation with which gentle mogwai Gizmo expresses his sensitivity to harsh illumination in the movie Gremlins. The name encapsulates the strengths of BLBL’s debut album Make Me Believe in Hope, which displays a very special [&hellip
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From Roots to Toots

Written by City Arts on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

cliff-in-harder-they-fall-300x170 By Elena Oumano BAM’s ‘Do the Reggae’ series explores music on screen Jamaican music came into its own in the early ’60s, thanks to the advent of cheap transistor radios and the country’s 1962 release from British rule. The island’s 2.7 million descendants of African captives could now tune in more easily to Miami, New [&hellip
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