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Psychedelic Furs and the Church at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Psychedelic Furs and the Church NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY August 19, 2015 The Psychedelic Furs are one of the most iconic bands of the modern rock era. The British band found initial fame in the early 1980s with what was originally an art-rock sound that developed into the more robust new wave modern rock with which the band achieved its biggest successes. The band initially consisted of Richard Butler (vocals), ...

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Jazz and Joy Festival 2015

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Jazz and Joy Festival 2015 Worms, Germany June 19-21, 2015 The Jazz and Joy Festival, located in the German town of Worms, celebrated its 25th anniversary. Not far from Frankfurt on Main, Worms carries an illustrious historical heritage, as the site of the Middle Age Nibelung Legend, which was later masterfully rendered in music by Richard Wagner in the series of operas called Der Ring des Nibelungen. The festival--featuring 40 bands, on five different ...

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Morris Day & The Time with Con Brio at Stern Grove

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Morris Day & The Time with Con Brio Sigmund Stern Grove Stern Grove Festival San Francisco CA August 9, 2015 Morris Day And The Time with Con Brio performed as part of the Sigmund Stern Grove's 78th summer season in San Francisco. Sunday's overcast but warm day opened up with the group Con Brio (With Spirit) and their exciting blend of rock, soul and funk. The SF based band and their soulful lead singer ...

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Live From Birmingham: The Tubes, Youngblood Brass Band, Bill Bailey & Deerhoof

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The Tubes The Robin R&B Club August 13, 2015 The Tubes are touring to celebrate four decades of existence. Always something of a cultish alternative, and quite possibly bringing the punters out in droves due to a certain nostalgic curiosity, this Bilston show was the last night of their UK leg, and the atmosphere was suitably charged. Hailing from San Francisco, this bunch of japers have always been concerned with the satiric poke, ...

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Paris Jazz Diary 2015: Saxophonists Branford Marsalis, Azar Lawrence

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Paris Jazz Diary 2015: Saxophonists Branford Marsalis, Azar Lawrence New Morning, Sunside jazz clubs Paris, France July 21-22, 2015 Back-to-back jazz nights featured dynamic saxophonists Branford Marsalis and Azar Lawrence performing in two of the top music clubs of Paris, both leading quartets. Marsalis was on the big stage in the 200-seat New Morning and Lawrence played in the more intimate Sunside jazz club. Both delivered with fire and ferocity, playing tenor and soprano saxophones ...

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Baby do Brasil at Blue Note Jazz Club

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Baby do Brasil Blue Note Jazz Club New York, NY August 17, 2015 On the first set of her appearance at the Manhattan Jazz Club, Baby do Brasil was backed by a 6-piece band under the musical direction of her guitarist son Pedro Baby that included Ze Grey (bass), Skoota (drums) and Daniel Sadownick (percussion) playing an extended set focused on her greatest hits and some new material, kicking off with a ...

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Ben Haugland Quintet at The Falcon

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Ben Haugland Quintet The Falcon Marlboro, NY August 13, 2015 In any given jazz performance, nothing exists in isolation, everything is subject to multiple influences, and each act or gesture has a genuine purpose. The weight of the music's tradition, the rapport and mutual respect of the players, the aura of a venue on a particular night, as well as the relationship between the performers and audience, are all part of every note executed ...

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George Benson at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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George Benson with special guest Chrisette Michele NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY August 14, 2015 George Benson is a multi-platinum (R.I.A.A. certified), best selling, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter. In 2009, Benson was recognized by the U.S. National Endowment of the Arts as a Jazz Master, the country's highest jazz honor. Benson was born and raised in the Hill District in jny: Pittsburgh, PA. A child prodigy, at 8 years of ...



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