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Aaron Tveit: A Man Of Many Mediums Broadway and television actor to headline at The Paramount BY KIMBERLY DIJKSTRA kdijkstra@antonmediagroup.com

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aron Tveit captured hearts as Gabe in Next to Normal, the stage version of Catch Me If You Can and most recently as Danny Zuko in Grease: Live! on Fox. Next, fans can catch him at The Paramount in Huntington and at a string of concerts around the country over the next few months. “This one is my pop rock show,” Tveit said. “It is similar to a show I did at Irving Plaza last year, but it’s undergone some changes.” Tveit explained that even those who have been to previous shows will enjoy some new additions, and those who haven’t seen it will be in for a fun evening. The Feb. 25 concert will be full of popular rock covers with some Broadway music mixed in. “People know me from theater. They wanted to hear some theater, so I’ve been trying to listen and mix in some theater stuff that fits,” said Tveit. He wants only to give the people what they want. And he promises a few surprises. Tveit, who grew up in Middletown, NY, and attended Ithaca College, has actually been to the Paramount before. Several years ago, a buddy from college played a show there. “I remember it being a really cool venue,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to it.” The actor has been known in the Broadway community for years. He gained much notice for his role in

Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in Grease Live Next To Normal, the beloved Tony award-winning rock musical. “We all started on this very tiny show that we all truly believed in and had no idea if people were going to get it or accept it,” Tveit said. In 2011, Tveit adeptly filled the role Leonardo DiCaprio played in the film version of Catch Me If You Can. “I learned so much from both of those experiences about what it takes to start from the ground up and commit yourself,” he recalled. Tveit is perhaps best known for starring in Grease: Live!, the ambitious televised staging of the popular musical. “[Our director] told us the first day

that on Jan. 31, we’re going to have a party and everyone’s invited,” he said. “The more fun we have, the more fun the audience at home will have.” The production went off without a hitch, and Tveit counts it as one of the most fun things he’s ever gotten to do. Tveit has been enjoying the ever-evolving direction of his career. Grease: Live! and Les Misérables, the 2012 film adaptation, successfully combined his stage work, television chops and musical talent. He’s thrilled that live TV musicals are taking on a new life this century and would welcome the chance to do it again, if the right project came along. The actor has faced some

disappointment in recent years with the cancellation of BrainDead (CBS) and Graceland (USA Network) in 2015, about which he has only affectionate things to say. In a world where Twin Peaks and Gilmore Girls can get a second life, there is always hope for Graceland, but Tveit sadly does not expect the show to be revived, due simply to logistics. Instead, he takes these road bumps in stride and with a dose of optimism. “Everything has a beginning, a middle and an end,” Tveit said. “Just try to enjoy every day. Then when it does finish, you don’t have any regrets.” Sage advice. What’s next for Tveit is currently up in the air. In the spring, Tveit hopes to partner up with The First Tee, a youth outreach program that uses golf to connect to underprivileged children. In the meantime, he’s reading scripts and seeing where the wind takes him. “This is going to sound corny, but I hope the next 10 years are the same as the last,” Tveit said. “I’ve gotten to walk back and forth through these different mediums. I have the best job in the world. It’s different all the time…and I just hope that continues for the rest of my career.” Catch Aaron Tveit at The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com. For the full version of this story, visit www.longislandweekly.com.

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he first time I ever heard of chicken Carle Place), Pretty Toni’s Cafe (759 W. Merrick and waffles coming together in one Rd., Valley Stream), The Crispy Pig (243 Glen bite was on MTV in 1993. In a less than Cove Ave., Sea Cliff), Swingbellys BBQ (909 W. one-minute clip, Lenny Kravitz took Beech St., Long Beach) and this author’s personal Cindy Crawford to Roscoe’s House of Chicken favorite, Biscuits & Barbeque (106 East 2nd St., and Waffles in Los Angeles and demonstrated to Mineola). the supermodel the glorious combination of fried Biscuits & Barbeque’s Dixie Southern Fried chicken, waffles, butter and syrup. As a highly Chicken & Waffles is about as authentic as it impressionable—and hungry—13-year-old, that gets in Nassau. The dish features waffles that footage stuck with me far more than are somehow both crisp and fluffy, with any of Kravitz’s music or Crawford’s buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, cat-walking. maple syrup and two kinds of butter— Roscoe’s founder Herb Hudson was raspberry and honey. With both butters a New York expat who opened his soul spread across the waffles, the seasoned food chain on the left coast in 1976 after eater pours syrup across the entire plate, soaking up inspiration from his Harlem chicken included. The best bites include surroundings, where legend has it the everything—waffle, chicken, butter and STEVE MOSCO dish was invented in the 1930s by Joe syrup, with perhaps a touch of hot sauce Wells, the owner of Well’s Supper Club. Long interspersed here and there. Biscuits offers two Island’s love affair with chicken and waffles has pieces of fried chicken—white or dark meat—with been a bit of a slow burn, with only a handful of each order, but diners have the option of adding restaurants in Nassau County offering the dish. an extra breast, wing, leg or thigh. Suffolk fares a bit better, but not by much—and It is a combination that shouldn’t work, but neither have embraced chicken and waffles it does. The crunchy, juicy and succulent fried as much as outer borough dining destination chicken marries perfectly with the waffles’ willBrooklyn. ingness to absorb butter and syrup, inventing a For those who satisfy the craving on Long dish that is breakfast, lunch and dinner at once. At Island, we salute you. Restaurants serving auBiscuits, the heavenly combination of salty, sweet, thentic chicken and waffles—with the chicken on crunchy, sticky and fluffy remains on the palate the bone—include LL Dent (221 Old Country Rd., and the mind hours after the meal is long gone.

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his year marks the centennial of Puerto Ricans being awarded American citizenship by way of 1917’s Jones Act. Artist/activist Miguel Luciano marks this anniversary and simultaneously sparks conversation about the island’s current fiscal crisis and other woes through Ride or Die. This exhibit of newly commissioned work at BRIC uses vintage Schwinn bicycles, along with paintings, sculpture and historic ephemera to question the colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto, where Luciano was born. “The inspiration for this exhibit is Puerto Rican culture in New York, and it’s also looking at the crisis on the island and how that affects the Puerto Rican communities island-side and stateside,” the San Juan native explained. The use of classic American bikes paired with paintings and sculptures provides a larger narrative of Puerto Rican history. A black and white Schwinn Hornet sits in front of a large black and white Puerto Rican flag (right), which signifies protest, in this case, against the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and the island’s current economic crisis. Adding weight to the symbolism behind this piece called “51’ (se acabaron la promesas) [the promises are over]” is that this particular bicycle dates back to 1951, the year before Puerto Rico became a Commonwealth. Luciano sees these bicycles as a powerful link between American and Puerto Rican culture. “For me, transforming something that is historically American into very, very Puerto Rican-centric objects is a way of redefining our circumstances and putting ourselves at the center,” he explained. “I love how that operates within the bike clubs already and how this is an homage to Nuyorican bike culture through the spirit of cultural survival and the insistence of being proud, present and represented.” Ride or Die runs through March 5 at the BRIC House Gallery, 647 Fulton St., Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.BRICartsmedia.org or call 718-855-7882.

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New York Major League Baseball Spring Training BY DAVE GIL DE RUBIO dgiLderuBio@antonmediagroup.com

2017 Yankees Spring Training Schedule

2017 Mets Spring Training Schedule

The Yankees play 34 Florida-based spring training games in 2017—17 at home and 17 on the road. The team has two off days: March 13 and 27

The Mets play 35 Grapefruit League games in 2017—18 at home and 17 on the road. The team has two off days: March 7 and 21.

Game Phillies at Yankees Yankees at Phillies Blue Jays at Yankees Yankees at Orioles Tigers at Yankees Yankees at Red Sox Braves at Yankees Orioles at Yankees Yankees at Blue Jays Yankees at Tigers Pirates at Yankees Yankees at Pirates Rays at Yankees Canada at Yankees Yankees at Braves Yankees at Phillies Tigers at Yankees Braves at Yankees Yankees at Rays Phillies at Yankees Yankees at Blue Jays Yankees at Tigers Orioles at Yankees Yankees at Astros Yankees at Nationals Red Sox at Yankees Yankees at Phillies Yankees at Rays Phillies at Yankees Blue Jays at Yankees Rays at Yankees Tigers at Yankees Yankees at Blue Jays Yankees at Phillies

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Stadium Steinbrenner Field Bright House Field Steinbrenner Field Ed Smith Stadium Steinbrenner Field JetBlue Park Steinbrenner Field Steinbrenner Field FL Auto Exchange Stadium Joker Marchant Stadium Steinbrenner Field McKechnie Field Steinbrenner Field Steinbrenner Field Champion Stadium Bright House Field Steinbrenner Field Steinbrenner Field Charlotte Sports Park Steinbrenner Field FL Auto Exchange Stadium Joker Marchant Stadium Steinbrenner Field Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Steinbrenner Field Bright House Field Charlotte Sports Park Steinbrenner Field Steinbrenner Field Steinbrenner Field Steinbrenner Field FL Auto Exchange Stadium Bright House Field

Location Tampa Clearwater Tampa Sarasota Tampa Fort Myers Tampa Tampa Dunedin Lakeland Tampa Bradenton Tampa Tampa Orlando Clearwater Tampa Tampa Port Charlotte Tampa Dunedin Lakeland Tampa West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Tampa Clearwater Port Charlotte Tampa Tampa Tampa Tampa Dunedin Clearwater

Date Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 March 1 March 2 March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 8 March 8 March 9 March 10 March 10 March 11 March 12 March 13 March 14 March 15 March 16 March 17 March 18 March 19 March 20 March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26 March 27 March 27 March 28 March 29

Game Mets at Red Sox Nationals at Mets Tigers at Mets Astros at Mets Mets at Marlins Mets at Cardinals Marlins at Mets Astros at Mets Mets at Astros Cardinals at Mets Mets at Marlins Mets at Astros Red Sox at Mets Tigers at Mets Mets at Braves Astros at Mets Nationals at Mets Mets at Tigers Marlins at Mets Mets at Astros Mets at Marlins Mets at Nationals Cardinals at Mets Mets at Cardinals Marlins at Mets Mets at Tigers Marlins at Mets Mets at Nationals Astros at Mets Mets at Braves Braves at Mets Mets at Marlins Nationals at Mets Cardinals at Mets Mets at Braves

Time 1:05 1:10 1:10 1:10 1:05 1:05 1:10 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:05 1:10 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:05 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:05 1:10 1:10 1:05

Stadium JetBlue Park Tradition Field Tradition Field Tradition Field Roger Dean Stadium Roger Dean Stadium Tradition Field Tradition Field Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Tradition Field Roger Dean Stadium Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Tradition Field Tradition Field Champion Stadium Tradition Field Tradition Field Joker Marchant Stadium Tradition Field Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Roger Dean Stadium Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Tradition Field Roger Dean Stadium Tradition Field Joker Marchant Stadium Tradition Field Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Tradition Field Champion Stadium Tradition Field Roger Dean Stadium Tradition Field Tradition Field Champion Stadium

Location Fort Myers Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie Jupiter Jupiter Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie West Palm Beach Port St. Lucie Jupiter West Palm Beach Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie Orlando Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie Lakeland Port St. Lucie West Palm Beach Jupiter West Palm Beach Port St. Lucie Jupiter Port St. Lucie Lakeland Port St. Lucie West Palm Beach Port St. Lucie Orlando Port St. Lucie Jupiter Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie Orlando

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In this issue: an exclusive interview with Broadway and television actor Aaron Tveit, who has an upcoming concert at The Paramount; an in-de...