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Cats On Screen At Cinema Arts

Here's an event sure to get your fur up: “The First (and Probably Last) Annual Feline Film and Video Festival for Humans” is seeking original cat videos for exhibition on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 pm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Submission may be sent to tour/submit. “If you’ve ever wanted to see your cat on the big screen, now is your chance,” reported organizers. “We accept videos of all kinds of cats, including but not limited to the fuzzy, hungry, lazy, sleeping, eating, purring, pooping, yowling, whining, crying, bitching, loving felines we all know and feel ambivalent about.” Deadline for submissions is October 1. Admission is $10 for CAC members, or $15 for the public. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the box office during theater hours, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

The Art Of Writing:

Learn In Islip

When we do it, it sure ain't art, but you might be the exception: Those interested in learning the art of writing can register for the upcoming “TheArt of Writing” workshops. This lecture/workshop series provides an opportunity for all writers, or those who want to become writers, to learn the craft. There are seven workshops (beginning on Saturdays, starting October 18); those participating can select one workshop or the entire series. Upcoming workshops: October 18 - Dorothy McPartland, “Sparking Creativity,” and October 25, Lois Stern “Introduction to the Art of Writing – Inspiration.” To obtain more information or to register, call (631) 224-5420.

Best Bets For Area Fun Photos: Pumpkins by Brian S. Geraghty; Writing by 101 Promotions; Cats by Yanir

CM Performing Arts: A Chinese Auction

CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale – which recently unveiled its marquee for its newly named Noel S. Ruiz Theatre – will present its annual Chinese Auction and 50/50 Raffle on Sunday, October 5. Doors open for browsing at 2 pm, with the auction beginning at 3:30 pm. Live musical entertainment will be provided for those who choose to browse. Each $15 entrance ticket includes 15 auction tickets, brunch finger foods, and one drink coupon. Among the raffle prizes will be a stay at Oheka Castle, a winery tour, and a “Theater Wine & Cheese Party” for 20 people. Also among the attractions will be chances on ore than 200 baskets or gift certificates. Tickets are available at the door only. For further information, call (631) 2182810, or visit

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Upcoming outdoor events: The annual “Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off” takes place on October 5 at 11 am at Hicks Nurseries in Jericho. Admission is free; prizes will be awarded in several categories. Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it and show off their growing skills. Log on to … The Amityville AppleFest is October 4 beginning at 10 am at The Gazebo, located at the intersection of Route 110 and Park Avenue in Amityville. The Fest will feature apples by the bag, apple pies, donuts, a live band, more than 50 vendors, performances by local dance and karate schools, paint-a-pumpkin patch, and more. Call (631) 598-0695 for more information … A pumpkin festival takes place on October 4 and 5 from 10 am to 5 pm daily at Suffolk County Farm & Education Center in Yaphank (info: (631) 852-4600). Attractions: wagon rides, live bands, a corn maze, carnival games, craft vendors, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, a bounce village, and more.


Imelda May The Paramount, Huntington September 28 at 8 PM • (631) 673-7300

Imelda May, born in Dublin and raised in the Liberties, may be unknown to some – but to many she is already a superstar (her new album is out today, September 23). She is unmistakable both in her music (a fusion of surf guitars, blues, and rockabilly) and her style, with a solitary curl and shock of blonde in her jet black hair. In Ireland, her debut album, Love Tattoo, has gone triple platinum, and he's already shared stages with Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, David Gilmour, Sharon Shannon, Jeff Beck, Shane Macgowan, Kirsty McCall, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Wanda Jackson, Paul Brady, and Meatloaf. Long Island is about to discover what much of the world already knows.

Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events

Steve Earle Shawn Colvin The Space At Westbury September 27 at 8 PM (800) 745-3000

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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have announced a special run of tour dates together this September – including this special stop at The Space. “Songs and Stories, Together Onstage” features the two influential artists sharing the stage for a night of song swapping, duets, storytelling, and guitar playing. The evening promises to be a rich and inspiring musical experience as these two longtime friends and mutual admirers share music from their extensive catalogues, as well as some of their favorite songs by other songwriters.

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NBC's “Last Comic Standing” Live Tour NYCB Theatre at Westbury September 28 at 7 PM • (516) 334-0800

Many fans and critics have called this past summer's edition of “LCS” the best one yet – and this tour will feature (as reported at press time) 2014 winner Rod Man, Joe Machi, New York City's Nikki Carr, Rocky LaPort, and Luchian Potter. It's a dizzying array of dizzy comics – clearly a crew with their best years still in front of them.

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Big-Time Activites In The Borough Photo: Citi Field events courtesy New York Mets

Rally For A Cure: A Queens/LI Event

The Experience Auto Group will present its 10th annual rally benefitting The Julien Collot Foundation on September 28 beginning at 9:30 am. There will be three starting points for the rally this year; respective brands Ferrari of Long Island, Maserati of Manhattan, and Porsche of South Shore will be participating in this year’s rally, the largest yet. Gathering with friends, family, and other car enthusiasts, drivers will meet at either driving point and meet in Howard Beach at The La Villa Restaurant. Festivities include a light breakfast registration, raffle, a DJ, and lunch courtesy of La Villa; tickets are $150 per person, RSVP is required. To purchase tickets, contact Stephanie at sbarbuck@ The Foundation supports the Bone Marrow Transplant Research Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. More info: (516) 671-7575.

Austin Mahone: Pop Star At Citi Field

Austin Mahone will headline the final event in this year's Citi Field concert series on Saturday, September 27 following the 7:10 pm New York Mets versus Houston Astros game. Mahone, 18, has topped charts with "What About Love," "Say You're A Friend," and "Banga! Banga!" He is also headlining the “MTV Artist to Watch Tour” in 2014. Tickets and info: or (718) 507-TIXX, or stop by the Flushing park.

Drumming Workshop: Feel The Beat In Flushing

A “Full Moon Drumming Workshop” takes place on Sunday, October 5 at 7 pm at Flushing Town Hall. Tickets and information: Celebrate this year’s “Harvest Moon” with a rousing drum circle in Flushing Town Hall's garden with master drummers from Brazil. Begin with workshops led by Afro-Brazilian master drummer Dende, and then jam with the entire group under the moon. All musicians are welcome, from beginners to professional players. Space is limited to 20 participants; call to reserve your drum. Tickets are $25 (or $20 for Flushing Town Hall members).

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In Stores Today: The Latest Album Releases Late September and October are big months for what’s left of the music industry, as the major labels release new albums by “major artists” one by one, hoping they end up under someone’s tree or on their iPods … in a way, it’s just like Just Born lets out those cute little Peeps. Here's what's hitting stores today (September 23): Leonard Cohen, the only legendary artist that absoutely nobody we've ever met has actually ever heard, returns to the boards with Popular Problems, the 80-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter's umpteenth release that radio will totally ignore. Frankly, we'd love to see a Top 10 single by an 80-yearold, but we're funny that way … It's a big day for blues/rock with new stuff on the shelves by Gary Clark Jr. (Live) and the prolific Joe Bonamassa (Different Shades Of Blue) … More oldies but … uh, oldies: One of the strangest major releases we've heard of since The Crazy World of Arthur Brown is the duet album featuring legendary crooner Tony Bennett and modern marvel Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek, which will be available at your favorite music store or apothecary this very morning. Or something … Almost as grizzled is John Mellancamp, making another grasp at the brass ring with Plain Spoken; it's available behind the TasteeFreeze. – Bob Smith


The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters

The Brooklyn Bridge Suffolk Theater, Riverhead October 4 at 8 PM • (631) 727-4343 With hits including, "Sixteen Candles" and "The Worst That Could Happen," Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee The Brooklyn Bridge was formed in 1968 in Long Island by Johnny Maestro. Today, combining members of The Del-Satins and a Long Island-based group called The Rhythm Method, The Brooklyn Bridge is still known for its vocal harmonies and soaring melodies.

Smokey Joe's Cafe Featuring The Coasters Tilles Center, The Coasters Greenvale October 5 at 7 PM (516) 299-2752

The top musical revue in Broadway history features the classic R&B group.

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Colin Carr & Thomas Sauer Staller Center, Stony Brook University October 1 at 8 pm • (631) 632-ARTS

Master musicians with a renowned partnership, Colin Carr (cello) and Thomas Sauer (piano) present a program drawing from the classical, contemporary and romantic repertoire. The program will include: Mendelssohn Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58; Debussy Sonata in D minor for cello and piano; Thomas Adès Lieux Retrouvés; Beethoven Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69.

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre September 30 through October 5 • (516) 877-4927

The famed modern comedy classic by stage and screenwriter Alan Ball has arrived at Adelphi, with direction by Nicholas Petron. The plot, by now, is famous in the annals of comedy: Bridesmaids get a bad case of blues. reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee estate, five reluctant,


The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Madison Theatre, Molloy College, Rockville Centre September 27 at 8 PM (516) 678-5000 Direct from Dakar, Senegal, The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is an ensemble consisting of 15 singers and four traditional Senegalese drummers. Founded in 2001 by Julien Jouga, the Choir blends the unique rhythms of Senegal with their master vocal skills.

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Rusty Young/Craig Fuller YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore September 26 at 8 PM •(631) 969-1101

Both are country rock legends, and together, they'll perform solo acoustic shows at this popular theater. Young was a founding member and driving force behind Poco (“Crazy Love,” “Call It Love”), and is such an accomplished pedal steel player that he was one of the earliest inductees into The Guitar Player Hall of Fame. Fuller, a founding member of Pure Prairie League (“Amie,” “Fallin' In And Out Of Love”), has had a varied career, later performing with such groups as Little Feat, American Flyer, and Fuller Kaz.

Just Booked: Looking Ahead On The Concert Slate

Newly booked and on the books: An international singing superstar, the breathtaking Cathy Maguire, brings her “Ireland In A Song” tour to Madison Theatre at Molloyworked Collegewith in the Bragg Rockville on Raff, punk rockCentre band Riff November 1 at 8 pm. and later became an influTicketssolo andartist, info: writing ential (516) 323-4444 or songs of both romantic and political bent that Originallyreveal from Dundalk, somehow his vast Maguire recently Tweeted sense of humanity. that she is “working on becoming an official New Yorker” … Comedy legend Eddie Griffin returns to the area on November 28 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury (, Libana World Music… Football fans, take note: The man Ensemble who does the scary good Adelphi University impression of John Madden, Performing Arts Center, Westerman Frank Caliendo, headlines at The ParamountStage, in Huntington on November 14 Garden City (; September 13 atSteve 8 PM • Miller plays the same room on• (516) 877November 22 … Don’t wait 4927 till Tuesday to get your tickets From to con(sorry,ancient we justtraditions couldn’t help temporary creations, from ourselves): The Space at the spiritual the political, Libana’s global repertoire Westburyto( greets the amazing covers a vast musical spectrum. Interweaving Aimee Mann, who presents her music, danceShow” and story from diver“Christmas on December 12. gent cultures, Libana’s artistry Mann’s solo output has achieved inspireslegendary audiencescult with wonder almost status ... at the beauty, breadth and wisdom of Natalie Merchant performs at Staller our planet’s diverse yet common Center at Stony Brook University on humanity. 14 Making their Adelphi December (

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he 2014 U.S. Open ended with Serena Williams repeating as the women’s champion, while Marin Cilic took the men’s title. He also became the first player whose last name is a palindrome to win a Grand Slam. Once again, there was a not one American player (aside from Williams) competing for a singles title after the sixth day of the Open. Sadly, American futility at the U.S. Open is an old story by now – but there may a light at the end of the tunnel for men’s American professional tennis. Recent court rulings have loosened the rules considerably in collegiate athletics, much to the chagrin of the NCAA. That means more young players can compete as professionals and not lose their college scholarships or eligibility. Noah Rubin, the 17-year-old star from Rockville Centre, won the boys’ juniors tournament at Wimbledon, but lost in straight sets on the second day of the U.S Open; he’s now attending Wake Forest University, and vows to compete in the 2015 U.S. Open. CBS has broadcasted the U.S. Open going back to the period when Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, but the 2014 U.S. Open marked the last one for the “Tiffany Network.” CBS went out in style, however, as it paid tribute to the first tournament it broadcast: the 1968 Open played at the West Side Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills, which was feted with a highlight reel following Marin Cilic’s win over Kei Nishikori. The good news for the New York Jets in their 19-14 opening game victory was that they stopped the Oakland Raiders on nearly every third down play. The Jets running game was terrific, and their defense tackled Oakland receivers as soon as they

By Lloyd Carroll caught the ball. Antonio Allen was every bit as effective at cornerback as the man he replaced, the injured Dee Milliner. The bad news for “Gang Green” was the incurrence of 105 yards in penalties, as well as quarterback Geno Smith’s questionable play-calling, which took the team out of easy field goal range on several occasions. One longtime Jets beat writer told me that he believed the reason that the Jets accrue so many penalties is that they don’t fear their head coach, Rex Ryan. Certainly Rex doesn’t get on a player after a mental mistake on the field the way that his New York Giants

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counterpart, Tom Coughlin, does. The Jets deserve praise for displaying a tribute to the late comedian Joan Rivers on the MetLife Stadium scoreboard during the second quarter. They were losing 7-3 at the time, but scored a touchdown on that drive and never trailed afterwards. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson deserves credit for at least this much: His 2013 trade that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pirates for relief pitcher Vic Black and second baseman Dilson Herrera seems to be working out in a big way. Herrera, only 20, was called up when Daniel Murphy went on the disabled list. It will be interesting to see whether Alderson tries to trade Murphy during the off-season. The incumbent



BA On The Move: The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) has entered into a shared services agreement with Luby Publishing, publisher of Bowlers Journal International, and has moved its operational headquarters to Luby’s home in Chicago, PBA Commissioner Tom Clark announced. The move, Clark said, is designed to improve the organization’s operational efficiencies, taking advantage of Luby Publishing’s expertise in membership services. The PBA will sublease space in the Luby Publishing offices, and use Luby’s staff for many of the PBA’s day-to-day operational needs. The PBA will retain its IT staff and services in Seattle. “The PBA has been a pioneer in the virtual office arena ever since it moved its administrative office from Akron, Ohio, to Seattle in 2000,” said Clark. “The organization has successfully functioned with key staff members living in areas across the United States ever since. We anticipate there will be no major change in the way we do business other than having a new mailing address.” Putting the PBA and Luby Publishing together in the same office space unites two of the oldest business entities in the sport. Luby began publishing Bowlers Journal in 1913; the PBA has provided competitive opportunities for the best

Joan Rivers

By Bob Smith Photos: AMF Babylon Lanes by Bob Smith; Tom Clark courtesy PBA, LLC; Osku Palermaa courtesy IBMA

Tom bowlers in world and mass-media Clark coverage for the sport since 1958.

"We are happy to assist the PBA by sharing our office, as well as in sharing some of the operational duties to the benefit of both companies," said Keith Hamilton, president of Luby Publishing. “The processing of the PBA memberships is nearly the same as the processing of circulation for LPI's magazines.” – Bill Vint, PBA Media August Is Osku's: Osku Palermaa of Finland, was chosen as the August 2014 Kegel Bowler of the Month by the International Bowling Media Association, of which we are affiliated. Palermaa downed Ryan Ciminelli of upstate for the World Bowling Tour(WBT) 11th Thailand Open championship, 227-213, and 243-224. The win is also his fourth career Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) title.

Osku Palermaa

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This is also Palermaa's second WBT/PBA International title, behind the 2012 Kuwait Open. His PBA U.S. titles are the 2010 PBA Geico Shark Championship and the 2011 PBA World Championship, the latter earning him his previous IBMA Kegel Bowler of the Month award. Others receiving votes were Walter Ray Williams, Jr., winner of the PBA50 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Open; Craig Nidiffer, winner of the 11th New Mexico Open; and Jack Jurek, winner of the PBA50 South Shore Open. Your League Is Our League: Leagues in the area have begun another bowling season, and this year we will once again print high scores from anywhere in the region. Just send them to gtmag@ and you'll see your scores in print – and online as well at In addition: Do you have photos of a top bowler? We’ll put them in print (and online) as well.


By Lloyd Carroll Photos: Serena Williams by Helena Smith; Joan Rivers courtesy ICM Talent; Rex Ryan courtesy NFL Headshots; Jacob deGrom (cover and article) by Bob Smith

second baseman, who moved to third base after David Wright was lost for the season, will certainly have value just on the basis of having been named to the 2014 National League AllStar team in July. The most pleasant surprise of 2014 for the Mets was the advent of pitcher Jacob deGrom, who was on no one’s radar screen as the season began. DeGrom has been mowing down hitters all season long, and might have been a 15game winner had the Mets been able to hit a lick. It took him nearly a month to get his first win when he was called up, because the team could not hit its way out of a paper bag. DeGrom is certainly a legitimate candidate for NL Rookie of the Year. Carmelo Anthony corroborated to the rest of the media two weeks ago at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit what I reported months ago – namely that he wanted to re-sign with the New York Knicks because New York City gives him the best opportunity to be a business magnate the way Magic Johnson is in Los Angeles. Carmelo is an investor with a beverage company, Power Coco, and also with a hand-drying product, Liquid Chalk. He is now interested in funding startup digital business ventures through his

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just-formed Melo 7 Tech Partners. Television weekend newscasts generally give the viewer more in-depth sports coverage than sports reports during 6 pm and 11 pm news broadcasts. The problem is that many of these sports highlight shows are broadcast fairly late, and it’s impossible to stay up to watch them, particularly on Sunday nights. Recently Channel 55, WLNY, began a “Sports Update” segment that airs at 9:45 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It is anchored by Steve Overmyer, who some of you may remember from his past work at SNY, as well as his fill-in spots at WCBS/Channel 2, where he does both news and sports. Overmyer has a quick wit and never talks down to his audience. He reminds me in many ways of a younger version of the legendary local sports anchor Len Berman. The New York Islanders will make their second appearance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this Friday night when they play the New Jersey Devils in a pre-season game. This will be a good chance for Long Islanders to test the Long Island Rail Road to see whether they can support their favorite team in what will be their new home arena beginning in 2015. Ask any top PGA Tour golfer what is the most pressure-packed tournament of them all, and the answer won’t be the Masters, the British Open, or the U.S. Open – but rather the Ryder Cup, a tournament that is played strictly for national pride. These days it’s the United States versus Europe, but for many years it was the United States against the United Kingdom.


A recently published book, Draw In The Dunes (Thomas Dunne Books) by Neil Sagebill, is a look back at the 1969 Ryder Cup in which Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin captained the American and British teams, respectively. With Atlantic City struggling to survive in light of the closing of three of its casinos this month (and a reported two more very much in risk of imminent closing), it was classy of boxer Bernard Hopkins, who grew up in nearby Philadelphia, to hold his next fight, a light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev in AC’s Boardwalk Hall on November 8. The fight will be broadcast on HBO.

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Send arts notices to one month before your first event.

Arts Announcements This encore prestentation will be the first in the 2014/2015 series of crisp HD broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera; tickets for the entire series at Staller are now on sale. This production stars soprano Anna Netrebko in a searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth.

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Art Bare Alex Ferrone Photography Gallery, Cutchogue Through October 20; (631) 734- 8545; An exhibition highlighting evocative images by Michael Edelson and Ann Brandeisl

Still Life: 1970s Photorealism Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor Through November 9; (516) 484-9337; Works from The Yale University Art Gallery include those by Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Ben Schonzeit, Idelle Weber, and more. Children Cinderella BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont Through October 18; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theater Company: The beloved fairy tale returns, portrayed in the just-like-Broadway manner we've grown to expect of the BroadHollow Children's Theatre.

Concerts Good Old Dance Band St. Sylvester's Parish Center, Medford Check website for show dates;

(631) 730-3333; The regular monthly show of Mike Virostko and his 17-piece swing band. Dancing, raffles, and more. Log on for the next show dates. The Del-Satins/ Uncle Floyd Patchogue Theater for the Peforming Arts September 28 at 3 pm; (631) 207-1313; An old school-style benefit for The

American Legion, featuring music and comedy.

Hobbies Long Island Auto Replica Society Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, Centereach Third Thursday of every month at 7 pm; (516) 884-2270; (631) 946-6335 The L.I.A.R.S. monthly meetings are open to anyone with an interest in building scale models of automobiles. Call for more information.

Film Screenwriter Disccussion Group Sky Room, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington Every other Monday at 7:30 pm; (631) 423-FILM; This free series offers networking, information, feedback, and readings by area screenwriters. Log on for schedules and information.

Joseph Theinart Memorial Fund Presents: Veterans Artist Program Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor October 4 at 7 pm; (631) 725-9500; Presented by The Telling Project, which works to deepen the public's

Long Island Banjo Society VFW Hall, Copiague Fridays at 8 pm; (516) 889-2184; All banjo players – beginners, advanced, and professional – are invited to play along at these rehearsals. Music fans are welcome to come and listen; refreshments are available.

S’Wonderful!: The Gershwins & The Hollywood Musical Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington October 6 at 7:30 pm; (631) 423-FILM; Learn from film historian and host Philip Harwood during this celebration of the legendary brothers whose music and lyrics transformed

musicals forever.


Met Live In HD Series: Verdi's Macbeth Staller Center for the Arts, Main Stage Theater, Stony Brook University October 12 at Anna 1 pm; staller- Netrebko

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Theater I'll Be Back Before Midnight BayWay Arts Center, East Islip Through September 28; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theatre Company: An award-winning thriller by Peter Colley.

understanding of the military and veterans’ experience, with veterans performing scripted personal stories of military life and the transition back to society. Evita John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport Through November 2; (631) 261-2900; Engeman Theatre: The legendary, longrunning musical based on the life of Eva Person, featuring the now-popular standards “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” and “High Flying, Adored.”

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee CM Performing Arts Center, Oakdale Through September 28; (631) 581-2700; CM Performing Arts: The wacky comedy smash comes to Long Island.

Other Desert Cities BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont September 27 through October 12; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theater Company: The famed Broadway hit by Jon Robin Baitz. Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst

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Through October 18; (516) 775-4420; BroadHollow Theatre Company: Yet another comedy by the prolific Norm Foster.

The Boy From Oz Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through November 1; Theatre Three: The Long Island premiere of the story of Australian entertainer Peter Allen.

Tiger/ Around The Park (A Need For Less Expertise) Vanderbilt Carriage House, Centerport September 19 through October 12; (516) 293-0674; Arena Players Repertory Company: Works by Murray Schisgal.

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Film Reviews

The Longest Week Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup, Jenny Slate Written and directed by Peter Glanz Gravitas Ventures

Ahh, the “romcom.” Has there even a single decent one since Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan decided to stop warring over their book stores and end things with a kiss in You've Got Mail way back in 1998? Writer and director Peter Glanz tries his hand here with an amazingly attractive cast and decent performances by all (the amazing Jenny Slate, as she's done so many times, pretty much steals the show), but when you have a talky, empty script that makes even the astoundingly beautiful Olivia Wilde seem like someone you wouldn't want to be stuck in an elevator with, you know you've got some pretty serious problems. Even Gravitas Ventures' hype line for this new bomb started to give us curvature of the spine: “Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parents’ prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and ... in love.” If that wasn't enough to make any red-blooded male viewer spit up his Weetabix, it gets worse; the dialogue in this 90 minutes of mundane mewlings seems almost enough to prompt The Occupy Movement to start pitching tents in Central Park once again. Virtually everyone in this movie is a selfish prick, and the self-absorbed caterwauling makes it impossible to root for anyone except the usher that tells those kids in aisle four to keep their feet off the seats.

Yes, all your favorite rom-com clichés are here for your enjoyment/frequent bathrooms breaks: Overdone voiceover narration; the beautiful model that our “hero” (Bateman) falls in love with is already his best friend's (Cruddup, who seems a decade too old to be cast amongst the others here) girlfriend; and, of course … constant … preening …. conversations … among … rich … entitled... smug ... jerks who are soooo self-important you can't imagine even one of them turning on CNN to find out what's going on in the real world. It would be easy to assume that Wilde and Bateman could

become one of the world's best-looking couples, but every time either of them opens their mouths to spew their self-absorbed inanity that you hope that Larry Fine runs in and splatters their spoiled mugs with some fresh coconut custard. If nothing else, The Longest Week is perfectly titled – you'll feel as if you spent an entire week at the local cinema, wishing you'd have dropped that elevenspot on seeing Guardians Of The Galaxy a second time. In a summer of bad box office, this is the type of tripe to point to when figuring out who the culprits were. – Cody Bell

Film Reviews

It Was You Charlie

Starring Michael D. Cohen, Aaron Abrams, Anny Hopkins, Emma Fleury, Alon Nashman, Tony Rosato Written and directed by Emmanuel Shirinian A71 Entertainment

This exceptionally dark indie Canadian drama (it's been described by some as a “dark comedy,” but that designation isn't remotely accurate), which floated around film festivals around the globe for more than a year, is a word-of-mouth sleeper. Alert for grown-ups: With mallplexes full of Let's Be Cops and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this flawed but earnest film is worth seeking out if you're in the mood for something off-kilter. The outstanding Michael D. Cohen stars as Abner, a diminutive, intellectual art professor and sculptor who is being utterly crushed by the scars of his past: He not only lost the girl of his dreams to his much more handsome brother (Abrams, of NBC's “Hannibal”), but he also has never been able to come to grips with a horrific car accident that took the life of the woman driving the other vehicle. At the beginning of the film, Abner has become a building doorman working a graveyard shift, having literally put all of his past accomplishments into storage; he has even built a model of the accident scene in his aparment as sort of a constant reminder of his sorrow. Abner isn't just moody or withdrawn – without mincing words, he's going bat shit. He thinks he's

being followed by two trenchcoat-sporting men; he suffers from flashbacks constantly. At the height of his depression and despair, he meets a zany female cab driver, Zoe (Fleury), who actually gets him to smile for a moment or two, but even she disappears on him after leaving him a warning. The performances here are stellar; they'll be Oscar nomination-worthy if enough eyeballs rest on this film. Cohen is riveting as the put-upon, suicide-attempting Abner; his heartbreak (particulary in the scene where his love interest (Hopkins) reveals she's falling for his brother) pours out of him without him not even saying a word. Fleury, as Zoe, is another star in the making. She's clearly capable of becoming the next Kristen Wiig, as she's beautiful, warm, and funny. It's also nice to see former “SCTV” and “Saturday Night Live” star

Tony Rosato in a great cameo as a diner owner (we think; that “fact” become ambiguous by the film's end). Yet, director Shirinian seems to be too smart for his own good. The film, overall, is so dark and forboding that it might depress some audiences. His constant use of flashbacks, both real ones and those imagined by Abner in the height of his anguish, are overdone to the point of becoming annoying. His depiction of Abner as, alternately, a coward, creep, crazy person, and milksop makes a character we are supposed to be sympathetic with almost unlikable at times; it's to Cohen's credit that he manages to underplay an over-written role. Yet, it's utterly true: Ask anyone who has ever fallen deeply in love if having it pulled out from under you won't drive you completely crazy; even this writer knows the soul-crushing disease called unrequited affection. Despite its flaws, It Was You Charlie remains a tiny gem that deserves its slow-building status. At its center, those around Charlie never really give up on him despite his lunacy, and that might be this movie's best message of all. (It Was You Charlie opens on VOD today (September 23), and opens on September 26 at Village East Cinema in New York City and other theaters.) – Bob Smith

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COMEDY Carly Aquilino

Huntington Hijinks: It’s a weekend of lunacy as The Paramount's Comedy Series rolls on with the red-hot newcomer Carly Aquilino performing on September 26, and the legendary Steven Wright headlining on September 27. For tickets and information, log on to Aquilino's bio is as funny as she is, and we certainly couldn't even come close to topping it: “Carly Aquilino is a stand-up comedian described by audience members as 'funny' and by her father as 'a huge mistake.' As a New York native, Carly first stepped on stage at Gotham Comedy Club, and has since been quickly rising in the comedy scene, performing at the most popular clubs in New York. Carly’s hobbies are telling jokes and checking Facebook to make sure the people that made fun of her in high school got fat. Carly feels proud of having her stand up featured on Sirius XM radio, and is especially proud that she once made her grandma Marilyn laugh so hard that her teeth fell out.” Academy Award winner Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. One of four children, Wright was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts. Upon graduating from Emerson College and holding a bevy of odd jobs, Wright attended an open mic audition, and became a regular performer at Ding Ho’s Comedy Club & Chinese Restaurant (seriously) in nearly Cambridge. It was during this time that Wright got his big break, and was booked for his first “Tonight Show” appearance on August 6, 1982, which went over so well it became a back-to-back appearance. His stint helped put his fledgling career into high gear. The comic soon found himself performing his offbeat routines on “Saturday

Compiled & Defiled By Bob Smith, President, Nose Honking Society Of America Night Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and numerous trips back to “The Tonight Show.” Wright expanded his comedy career to include comedy albums, film and television appearances. His 1985 debut album, “I Have A Pony,” earned him a Grammy nomination. In 1985, Steven starred in his first HBO special, cleverly entitled “A Steven Wright Special.” In 1989, Wright was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film for The Appointments of Dennis Jennings in which he starred and co-wrote. In September of 1990, Steven starred in his second stand-up special for HBO called “Wicker Chairs And Gravity.” The special included standup from The Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto and a short film shot on location in New York and New Jersey. Wright has been seen in films including “Desperately Seeking Susan,” Mike Meyers’ “So I Married An Axe Murderer,” Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” and Nora Ephron’s “Mixed Nuts.” Steven was the voice of DJ K-Billyin “Reservoir Dogs” and starred with John Cleese and Jack Palance in New Line’s animated film, “The Swan Princess” as the voice of Speed, the turtle. Steve also appeared as a sitcom actor in MGM’s “Speechless” with Harry Shearer, and as a Mountie in the MGM release “Canadian Bacon. More recently, Wright was seen in a guest role on the FX series, “Louie” with Louie C.K. He is a regular guest with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Craig Ferguson, and continues touring.

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Steven Wright

Although it doesn’t receive nearly the public and media attention that The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame does (although that has changed considerably in recent years), The Songwriters Hall of Fame, located in a wing in the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles, actually precedes its Rock Hall cousin by 17 years, as it has been honoring artists since 1969. The 45th induction ceremonies took place this spring at The Marriott Marquis in New York City’s Times Square. This year represents the 50th anniversary of the figurative “British Invasion” of the American pop charts led by The Beatles. Paul McCartney and John Lennon, and George Harrison have long

2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame: Legends Receive Their Due By Lloyd Carroll

been enshrined in The Songwriters Hall of Fame. Following The Beatles across the Atlantic were The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, The

10 CC Animals, The Zombies, and The Kinks, among others. The Kinks were certainly cutting edge for a rock band as they complained about taxes in “Sunny Afternoon”; talked about the conservative ruling class in England in “Well Respected Man”; and were one of the first artists to sing about a transgendered individual, “Lola.” They could also write first-class rock hits in “You Really Got Me,” “All The Day And All Of The Night,” and “Till The End Of The Day.” Ray Davies, the Kinks’ chief composer and lead vocalist (although his brother Dave pitched in as well), was part of the Songwriters Hall’s 2014 class, but he could not attend because of the death of his sister. Jon Bon Jovi ably filled in as he Chubby performed a medley of clasChecker sic Kinks songs. Davies’ fellow Londoner, Graham Gouldman, was part of the popular 1970s group 10 CC, which had hits with his compositions “I’m Not In Love” and “The Things We Do For Love,” making him one of the few Jewish pop/rock stars to come from England. In the 1960s, Gouldman established himself as a go-to songwriter for up-and-coming British bands, as he wrote “No Milk Today” for Herman’s Hermits; “Heart Full Of Soul” and “For Your Love” for The Yardbirds; and for the Hollies, the delightful song about flirting with someone while waiting for mass transit to take you to work, “Bus Stop,” which he performed exquisitely before his acceptance speech. Completing the British triumvirate of inductees was Donovan Leitch, who has often been compared to Bob Dylan primarily because his first hit, “Catch The Wind,” featured breathy nasal

vocals, and simple guitar strumming. Subsequent hits “Sunshine Superman,” “Wear Your Love Like Heaven,” “Atlantis,” ‘Jennifer Juniper,” and “Season Of The Witch” helped him firmly establish his own identity. It’s fitting that two southern songwriters who are not known to the masses, Jim Weatherly and Mark James, were part of the same Songwriters Hall of Fame class. Weatherly, who was a star quarterback at Ole Miss in the early 1960s, wrote three of Gladys Knight & The Pips’ biggest hits, “Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye,” “The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me,” and their signature song, “Midnight Train To Georgia.” James’s best known hit was Elvis Presley’s 1969 song about the anguish of marital infidelity, “Suspicious Minds.” Interestingly ,the tune was first performed by Mark James’s vocalist of choice, B.J. Thomas, who had hits with his “Eyes Of A New York Woman” and “Hooked On A Feeling,” which was later humorously recorded by Blue Swede. Another big James tune was “Always On My Mind,” which was initially recorded by Elvis but did not become a hit until Willie Nelson recorded it in 1982. The legendary Philadelphia songwriting/production team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff were honored with the Hall’s highest honor, The Johnny Mercer Award. Another famous Philadelphian, 72-year-old Chubby Checker, showed that he could still shake his hips and gyrate his knees as he performed “Let’s Twist Again,” which was one of the songs chosen to spotlight ASCAP’s 100th anniversary (ASCAP is the consortium that collects royalties for composers and publishers). Despite the passage of time, Checker’s baritone voice is as strong as ever, and he looks remarkably unchanged from his “American Bandstand” heyday. It was a nice gesture by The Songwriters Hall of Fame to give Checker the spotlight, since its governing body knows very well that The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has never even nominated him for enshrinement in Cleveland. That is a travesty.


ne of the most popular vocalists in country music history, Martina McBride, will make a return headlining appearance when she graces the stage at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Thursday, October 9 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale now; log on to, or call (800) 745-3000. In December 2013, McBride headlined the NYCB Theatre and pretty much tore the roof off the famed venue in the round; it’s no small wonder that she’s been brought back less than a year later. McBride’s current “Everlasting” Tour has already seen the poweful country singer play sold-out shows across the country this year and will continue through the fall with 40 additional dates — seven of which have already sold out. Backed by an 11-piece band — including trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax, and trombone as well as a trio of back-up singers — McBride’s live show brings the iconic sounds of the 1950s and 1960s from her Everlasting album alive. “We’ve worked hard to put together a show that is visually entertaining as well as very rich musically,” said McBride. “There’s so much for the audience to see and experience.” The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year puts her own spin on some of her favorite R&B and soul classics, including The Supremes’



The Country Legend Returns To Westbury

“Come See About Me,” Van Morrison’s “Wild Night,” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving

n early September, Taylor Swift – who, as we wrote these words, was firmly established as the biggest pop star in the world, freeing herself from the shackles of being dubbed only a “country singer” – set a new record at Mediabase for "Most Top 40 and Hot AC Stations To Add The Song In First Week" with her latest single "Shake It Off” being added by 277 stations. It's the highest Billboard Top 40 chart debut since 1993, as it ties with Mariah Carey's #12 single "Dreamlover" from that year, and Taylor's first back-to back song to top Billboard's Hot 100 chart. "Shake It Off" is also the highest charting debut ever recorded at the Mediabase Hot AC format, coming in at #10. It is the largest one week spin gain ever recorded on Mediabase's Top 40 and the Hot AC charts. Penned by Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, the song serves as the lead-off single from her forthcoming album, 1989 on Big Machine Records, which will be available in stores and via digital retailers on October 27; pre-buys are now available at, iTunes, and Target. Achieving stunning success, "Shake It Off" received 176 adds at Top 40 and 101 adds at Hot AC, the most adds in a single week in the history of Mediabase's Addboard. This milestone is another landmark for the seven-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum superstar, and it


‘Shake It Off’ Makes Her Pop’s Biggest Star

lays the groundwork for what her label dubs as “her most sonically cohesive album and highly

You Too Long,” but also performs fan favorites such as “A Broken Wing,” “Love’s The Only House,” “This One’s For The Girls,” “Independence Day,” and “In My Daughter’s Eyes.” “I feel like this show really takes the audience on a musical journey,” said McBride. “The songs from Everlasting and my hits blend seamlessly together throughout the night.” Seven dates on the fall leg have already sold out, including Meridian, Mississippi; Forrest City,

Arkansas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; two dates in Nashville; Midland, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio. This spring, McBride made history when she became the first solo female artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with an independently released and distributed album in the chart’s 50-year history. Everlasting is Martina’s fifth #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. She has sold more than 18 million albums — which have included 20 Top 10 singles and six #1s — and has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for “Female Vocalist of the Year” from the Country Music Association, and three wins for “Top Female Vocalist” from the Academy of Country Music. On October 7, McBride will release her first book, Around The Table, a full-color illustrated collection of Martina’s favorite recipes, entertaining tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. Find Martina McBride at: martinamcbride or on Twitter. Photos (article and cover) courtesy Big Machine Records

anticipated impending release, 1989.” Philippe Generale, the president/C.E.O. of RCS/Media Monitors/Mediabase couldn't help but be impressed: "The entire Mediabase team extends a sincere congratulations to everyone at Big Machine and Republic Records for the standout achievements made by Taylor Swift this week at Mediabase. As she clocks 176 adds at Top 40 this becomes the largest number of adds in a single seven-day period in the history of the Mediabase Add Board. Also, the largest spin gains

on the Top 40 and Hot AC published charts at +7787 and +2856, as well as the record-setting top 10 chart debut on Hot AC. It's an honor and a pleasure to report all of the exceptional accomplishments made by artists on the Mediabase charts – the most-recent belonging to Taylor Swift." The “Shake It Off” music video also accrued an impressive 68 million views and counting on Vevo after premiering early in September; look for more excitement about her new tour.

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Clutch - September 25 The Paramount (Huntington)

Tuesday, September 23

Nassau Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay) Acoustic/Electric Open Mic hosted by The Reflectors Connolly Station (Malverne) JDL Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Jazz Jam Session Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) Original Music Night: Toby Tobias/The Other Shoe/Blue Velvo K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Southbound/DJ Cowboy Ben-E The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by David Jon Paisley 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open Mic One Main (Babylon) Fifth Harmony The Paramount (Huntington) George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli

Your Guide To Local Events Katie's of Smithtown Open Mic Night hosted by Mike & Mike Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) The Cogs Singles Open Jam Gator Blue (East Islip) Open Mic with Dan Acosta & DJ Harry-Oke The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Open Mic with Shaun Lally Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Industry Night Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Ward Cloughen Shandon Court (East Islip)

NYC/Queens Tower Of Power B.B. King's (NYC) Lucie Silvas Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Nada Surf Rough Trade NYC Lily Allen Terminal 5 (NYC) Sondre Lerch Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Jason Mraz & Raining Jane Radio City Music Hall (NYC) After The Burial Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Paolo Nutini Apollo Theater (NYC) Red Oblivion/Yacht Mercury Lounge (NYC) Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre (NYC) Panda Bear/Blues Control Irving Plaza (NYC) Justin Currie/The Mastersons City Winery (NYC) Carla Bozulick/William Tyler

Le Poisson Rouge (NYC)

Wednesday, September 24

Nassau Blues Jam w/Joe Vicino Band Sunset Grill (Seaford) Wonderous Stories K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Monsignor Ghost & Friends Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) The Electric Dudes Main Event (Farmingdale) Alive 'N Kickin Memories (Williston Park) Biscuit Kings R.S. Jones (Merrick) Fred The Human iPod The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Donny Celenza & Nina Gordon Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio Don Lorenzo's Restaurant and Lounge (Glen Cove) Open Mic w/"Big Daddy" John Struck:The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic w/The Night Owls Band Phat Daddy's (Oceanside) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam w/Mike Nugent and Ian Petillo The Breakers (Bayville) Band In A Box Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Suffolk Kid & The Koots Bobbique (Patchogue)

The Cogs Singles Open Jam The Stadium (Bohemia) Mike Deljuduce & Friends The Arden (Port Jefferson) Garet Newman's Jazz Jam East End Republican Club (Sayville) Open Blues/Jazz Jam Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Jam Night with Rockin’ Robin The Diamond Club & Sports Bar (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic hosted by Kyle Fitzpatrick BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Game Night Katie's of Smithtown Grand Central The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore)

NYC/Queens The Naked Heroes/Hits Mercury Lounge (NYC) Mark Scibilia Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Sam Bush City Winery (NYC) Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre (NYC) Mount Eerie Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Front 242 Irving Plaza (NYC) Milagres Rough Trade NYC Lily Allen Terminal 5 (NYC) Wishbone Ash B.B. King's (NYC)

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Lily Allen - September 23 & 24 Terminal 5 (NYC)

Thursday, September 25

Nassau Classic Rock & Blues Jam w/Curt Arnel & Friends Callahan's (East Meadow) Jazz Jam Wickers Club (Hicksville) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Kenneth Sambolin Caracara Mexican Grill (Farmingdale) Jazz Night: Marty Phillips/Daryl Pooser/Bill Smith Viana Hotel & Spa (Westbury) Jazz & Sushi Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach)

Your Guide To Local Events

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Kamelott Patio Marina Lounge (Freeport) Live Band Karaoke/Songs In The Attic (Bill Joel Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic Night Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Acoustic Open Mic with Frank Walker Sunset Grill (Seaford) Woodie Mack R.S. Jones (Merrick) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Salsa Night Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Karaoke with DJ Joey Mongoose Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic with Dave Christian Lefty's (Lindenhurst) Craig Rose Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Chris Kenny The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Laura Stevenson Amityville Music Hall Karaoke with DJ Pete & MC Ed Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) Blues Jam Treme (Islip) Archdeacon Red River Inn (Yaphank) Dirt Caps/Lny Tnz Emporium (Patchogue) Karaoke The Blue Parrot (Massapequa) DJ Loki The Arden (Port Jefferson) Wishbone Ash Boulton Center (Bay Shore)

Clutch The Paramount (Huntington) The Irish Sessions Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Latinology Treme (Islip) Open Mic Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Syncrosanct Bobbique (Patchogue)

NYC/Queens King Dude Rough Trade NYC EDJ/Teleman Mercury Lounge (NYC) Kip Moore Best Buy Theater (NYC) Gianmarco B.B. King's (NYC) Train Radio City Music Hall (NYC) Pitbull/Enrique Iglesias Madison Square Garden (NYC) Twenty One Pilots Terminal 5 (NYC) Antibalas & Hellbent: The Music Of John Lurie & The Lounge Lizards Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Mo/Holychild/Houseparty Webster Hall (NYC) My Brightest Diamond Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre (NYC) Abbey Park Irving Plaza (NYC) Glen Tilbrook City Winery (NYC)

Friday, September 26

Nassau Lewis Black NYCB Theatre at Westbury Rich Mahogany Shandon Court (East Islip) moe. The Space at Westbury

Get The Funk Out Fridays The Patio (Freeport) Charlie Diamond Band Michael’s Porthole (Oceanside) The Electric Dudes Raging Bull (Levittown) Flame Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Mike Longo Birthday Party: My Summer/Propane Cowboy/The Phantom & The Fox/Missing Maddox/Rice Cultivation Society Mr Beery's (Bethpage) The LPs/Decadia K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Welldiggers Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Ninedeeznite/45 RPM The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Southbound/ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute) Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh) Chic N' Martini R.S. Jones (Merrick) Latham Road Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Tercels Memories (Williston Park) Highway Robbery Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Suffolk Liza Polizzi Band Red River Inn (Yaphank) Livestock XO Restaurant (Huntington) DJ/Erin Chase (Happy Hour) Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) East Coast The Arden (Port Jefferson) Pete Mancini Old Mill Inn

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Your Guide To Local Events Rock Stars From Mars/Cassandra House BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Breakdown (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute)/Fast Lane (Eagles Tribute) 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue)

Julia Haltigan - October 2 Mercury Lounge (NYC)

(Mattituck) Rusty Young/Craig Fuller Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Internet Radio's LB: Hip Hop Show Zebra Club (Copiague) Bugsy Jones Band Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Mike Gregory (Happy Hour) Shandon Court (East Islip) Carly Aquilino The Paramount (Huntington) The Lone Sharks Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Rubix Cube Emporium (Patchogue) Johnny Ray FatFish (Bay Shore) Dust My Blues Treme (Islip) MSRP Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Red Sky Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute)/Love (Cult Tribute)/Finding Four/Mr. Hyde Revolution (Amityville) DJ Sparky/Billboard Live The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Todd Wolfe/AJ & Company Bobbique (Patchogue)

NYC/Queens Jennifer Holliday B.B. King's (NYC) Long Faces Arlene's Grocery (NYC) Bruce Hornsby Duo Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall (NYC) Sean Rowe Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) New York Classical Players Flushing Town Hall Circle Line Cruise: Big Head Todd & The Monsters Pier 83 (NYC) Celebration/Wormburner Mercury Lounge (NYC) Tennis/Pure Bathing Culture Webster Hall (NYC) SWIMM/The Henry Millers/Lazy Eyes Rough Trade NYC Camilo/Bobby Trends/Flipstar/Smalls/Kass/Mike Hexx Stage 48 (NYC) Kneebody Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) No Raza Blackthorn 51 (Elmhurst) The Boomtown Rats Terminal 5 (NYC) Glen Tilbrook City Winery (NYC) Yacht Rock Revue Irving Plaza (NYC) Rise Against Best Buy Theater (NYC) GBH Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre (NYC)

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Saturday, September 27

Nassau Lewis Black NYCB Theatre at Westbury Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) The Brasserie 214 at The Inn (New Hyde Park) Off The Record Michael's Porthole (East Rockaway) Breakaway R.S. Jones (Merrick) John Ford/Drive Gold Coast Arts Center (Great Neck) Off The Record Michael’s Porthole (Oceanside) Count To 10 Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre) Push/The Stanton Anderson Band The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) The Electric Dudes Caracara Mexican Grill (Farmingdale) Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle The Space at Westbury Annual Pig Roast Big Daddy's Massapequa Moot Davis Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Acoustic Blue Memories (Williston Park) The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir Madison Theatre (Rockville Centre) Borgo Pass/Symptom 7/Elderhead Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) The Mystic/Daddy’s Got A Band K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Joe Rock Band Hudsons On The Mile (Freeport) Adelphi’s Distinguished Faculty in

Concert: Works for Solo and Duo Piano Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City) The Generators Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Pump (Aerosmith Tribute) Whoville (Bethpage) Poetica Musica Old Westbury Gardens (Westbury) Deja Blue Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa)

Suffolk Steven Wright The Paramount (Huntington) Steve Marshall & The Deputies Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) Boots On The Bay Country Music Festival: Quarter Horse/Others Long Island Maritime Museum (Sayville) Decadia The Arden (Port Jefferson) Liza Polizzi Band Daniel Carmody's Restaurant (Rocky Point) Willie Nile Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Acme Dynamite Zebra Club (Copiague) Bugsy Jones XO Restaurant (Huntington) Acoustic Festival: Sly Geralds/Charley Rich Katie's of Smithtown The Cara Band Shandon Court (East Islip) Live DJ Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Tony K & The Boardwalk Giacomo Jack's (Amityville) Spoken Word & Rock & Roll BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Year Of The Locust/The Vinyl


The Mystic - September 27 K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore)

Plane/Damage Inc. (Metallica Tribute) 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Spoonwalk FatFish (Bay Shore) Falco Brothers Gray Horse Tavern (Bayport) Dave Clive's Nawlins Funk Band Treme (Islip) Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival (Mt. Sinai) South Shore Rockers Lily Flanagan's (Islip) Saturday Night Dance Party Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) Big Daddy Deluxe Bobbique (Patchogue) Long Island Comedy Showcase: Stevie G.B./Bill McCarty/John Larocchia Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Sheer Terror Amityville Music Hall Hi-Def/Eddie Jelly The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) The Clearwater Stills Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

Your Guide To Local Events NYC/Queens Canon Logic/Downbeat Keys/The Rooks Mercury Lounge (NYC) Need To Breathe Best Buy Theater (NYC) Roger Street Friedman Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) The Rentals Irving Plaza (NYC) Kendra Morris Rough Trade NYC Jackie Greene City Winery (NYC) Kasabian Terminal 5 (NYC) Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre (NYC) Strange And Beautiful: A Celebration Of The Music Of John Lurie, The Lounge Lizards, & Marvin Pontiac Town Hall (NYC) Ultimate Rap League Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Michale Graves Blacktorn 51 (Elmhurst) Ron Pope Webster Hall (NYC) The New York Burlesque Festival B.B. King's (NYC)

Sunday, September 28

Nassau Rivers Monroe Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre) NBC's Last Comic Standing Live NYCB Theatre at Westbury K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Wonderous Stories/Soul Junkies Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport)

Suffolk Jazz Jam Treme (Islip) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Cedar Beach Blues Music & Arts Festival (Mt. Sinai) The Spirituality Of Van Morrison: Miles To Dayton/Hank Stone/Robert Bruey/Cassandra House/Bryan Gallo/Rorie Kelly/Nick Russell/Katie Pearlman/The Cream Family Band Congregational Church of Patchogue Tom & Kevin (Sunday Brunch) Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Jazz Brunch: Santo & Billy/ Au Privave Jazz Big Daddy's (Massapequa) The LI Sound Chorus – Sweet Adelines' Beatles Tribute: "Yesterday" Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Imelda May The Paramount (Huntington) Stan Zizka's The Del-Satins: Tribute To The American Legion Patchogue Theatre Traditional Irish Music Shandon Court (East Islip) NYC/Queens The Bodeans B.B. Kings's (NYC) Theo Katzman Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Lee Juck Best Buy Theater (NYC) Ultimate Rap League Irving Plaza (NYC) Lydia Loveless/Nathan Xander Webster Hall (NYC)

Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality/The Clydes/Crysto Martyr Mercury Lounge (NYC) Open Mic with Anthony Gibney Diving Bell (Sunnyside) Paul Bollenback Trio Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Todrick Hall Gramercy Theatre (NYC)

Monday, September 29

Nassau Industry Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Open Mic & Jam Hosted by Kenny Forgione & Friends K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Suffolk Open Mic Comedy Show Fin's Pub (Oakdale) Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic with Dave Drew The Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic Night w/Kenn Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Night w/The House Wreckers/Jeff Leblanc Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

NYC/Queens Jam with Richie Cannata The Bitter End (NYC) Jim Caruso's Cast Party Birdland (NYC)

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Your Guide To Local Events (Malverne) Original Music Night: Three Bands K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Live Music/DJ Cowboy Ben-E The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Jazz Jam Session Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) JDL Paddy's Loft (Massapequa)

John Ford - September 27 Gold Coast Arts Center (Great Neck)

Ethan Johns Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Jamie Cullum Blue Note (NYC) Imelda May Irving Plaza (NYC) Open Jazz Jam Session Kitano New York Hotel (NYC) Oliver Coates Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Eric Prydz Madison Square Garden (NYC) Shana Halligan/Zane Carney Mercury Lounge (NYC) Augustines Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Yashon Gershovsky B.B. King's (NYC) House Of Speakeasy: Inside The Lie City Winery (NYC)

Tuesday, September 30

Nassau Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay) Acoustic/Electric Open Mic hosted by The Reflectors Connolly Station

Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Open Mic Night hosted by Mike & Mike Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli Katie's of Smithtown For All I Am Amityville Music Hall The People's Open Mic Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Open Mic with Shaun Lally Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma) The Cogs Singles Open Jam Gator Blue (East Islip) Open Mic with Dan Acosta & DJ Harry Oke The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Open Jam w/George Cintron & Rob DeMartino Katie’s of Smithtown Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) NYC/Queens Delta Spirit/Catfish & The Bottlemen Mercury Lounge (NYC) Dave Liebman Big Band Birdland

(NYC) Poundcake City Winery (NYC) Prong Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Banks Terminal 5 (NYC) The Hot Sardines Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Ethan Johns Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) X Ambassadors/Janie N/Commons Rough Trade NYC Black Lips Irving Plaza (NYC) Tina Dico Bowery Ballroom (NYC) B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars (in Lucille's) B.B. King's (NYC)

Wednesday, October 1

Nassau Fred The Human iPod The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Blues Jam with The Joe Vicino Band Sunset Grill (Seaford) Donny Celenza & Nina Gordon Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio Don Lorenzo's Restaurant and Lounge (Glen Cove) Open Mic w/The Night Owls Band Phat Daddy's (Oceanside) Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park) Open Mic with "Big Daddy" John Struck The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam with Mike Nugent and Ian Petillo The Breakers (Bayville) Wonderous Stories K.J. Farrell's


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Suffolk The Cogs Singles Open Jam The Stadium (Bohemia) Open Jam Night with Rockin’ Robin Diamond Club & Sports Bar (Ronkonkoma) Mike Deljuduce & Friends The Arden (Port Jefferson) Garet Newman's Jazz Jam East End Republican Club (Sayville) Dead Ahead/Tiger Rose/Last Hombres 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Whiskey Road The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Mr. No Shame Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Blues/Jazz Jam Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic hosted by Kyle Fitzpatrick BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Open Jam w/Ed The Hat & Friends The Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma)

NYC/Queens John Forte & Ben Taylor City Winery (NYC) Terence Blanchard Quintet Jazz Standard (NYC) Blake Mills Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) The Lox B.B. King's (NYC) Bryan Ferry Beacon Theatre (NYC) Tycho Terminal 5 (NYC)

The Best Venues & Bars, Unveiling The Stars Shilelagh Law Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall, Wantagh October 4 at 9 PM • (516) 783-7500

New York and Irish music have a long and storied history together, a collision of two cultures that results in bedlam, beauty, and a lot in between. Shilelagh Law embodies all that is New York Irish music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks, and the inevitable visit to the local diner at 5 am. Indeed, this unique act describes itself as “New York's thirstiest Irish band.”

Decadia K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore September 26 at 10 PM (516) 804-9925

This always-working unit refers to itself as “The Ultimate 80s Experience,” and the set lists belie that stone fact: Expect a blast from the past with songs by virtually everyone of that decade from Joan Jett to Twisted Sister with a little of virtually everyone else in between. Decadia covers all the bases, from hard rock to pop to New Wave to MTV hits to dance favorites to ... geez, they play everything. One of Long Island's busiest cover bands, The LPs, gets the music started for the evening at 7 pm.

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The venerable Zebra Club continues its commitment to presenting the best in live rock bands with something Acme Dynamite really special: The absolute, verified, Zebra Club, Copiague actual world premiere of this brand-new September 27 (631) 226-7913 band, which includes a slew of hard rock, The venerable Cluband continues its pop cassics and Zebra standards, metal covers commitment to presenting the best in live in its set list; expect songs by Queen, David rock bands with Alice something special: Bowie, The Who, Cooper,really AC/DC, The absolute world premiere of this Ozzie, Jethro Tull, and more, according brandto Acmeband, Dynamite's new whichpre-publicity. includes a slew of hard band roster for this new rockThe and metal covers in its setgroup list; expect includes (vocals),The Robert songs byHeather Queen,Dawson David Bowie, Who, Scott Conroy, (guitar), Steve Riordan (bass), Alice Cooper, AC/DC, Ozzie, Jethro Tull, and Marc Del Cielo (drums).


ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute Band) - September 26 Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh)

Big City Banger 7 Blackthorn 51 (Elmhurst) Monthly Jazz Clinic/Monthly Jazz Jam Flushing Town Hall Julian Velard/Myq Kaplan Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) Dave Liebman Big Band Birdland (NYC) X Ambassadors/Janie N/Commons Rough Trade NYC Tove Lo/Linus Young Webster Hall (NYC) Balance & Composure Irving Plaza (NYC) Wild Leaves/Cory Branan Mercury Lounge (NYC)

Thursday, October 2

Nassau Classic Rock & Blues Jam with Curt Arnel & Friends Callahan's (East Meadow) Jazz Jam Wickers Club (Hicksville) Christine Sweeney R.S. Jones (Merrick) Jazz Night: Marty Phillips/Daryl


Your Guide To Local Events Pooser/Bill Smith Viana Hotel + Spa (Westbury) Jazz & Sushi Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Live Band Karaoke/Macca Nation (Paul McCartney Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic Night Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Open Mic Night w/Mike Longo Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Kamelott Patio Marina Lounge (Freeport) Kenneth Sambolin Caracara Mexican Grill (Farmingdale) Acoustic Open Mic with Frank Walker Sunset Grill (Seaford) Salsa Night Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Karaoke with DJ Joey Mongoose Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Suffolk Acoustic Open Mic with Dave Christian Lefty's (Lindenhurst) Paul Martin Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Los Lonely Boys (In-Store Performance & Autography Signing) Looney Tunes (West Babylon) Karaoke with DJ Pete & MC Ed Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) Gerry Finlay Shandon Court (East Islip) DJ Loki The Arden (Port Jefferson) Jimmy & The Parrots Emporium (Patchogue)

oe., one of the most unique bands to go national from the depths of the jam band scene, makes a stop during their current tour on September 26 at 8 pm at the new The Space at Westbury. For tickets and further information, log on to The band is on tour in support of its newest album, the May release No Guts, No Glory on their longtime label home, the iconic indie imprint Sugar Hill Records. The album finds moe. at their most inventive and resilient. The album’s 11 songs (14 on the deluxe CD, digital, and double vinyl editions, featurinf artwork by Emek) took a winding path into existence. “These songs were written with an acoustic album in mind,” said guitarist and vocalist Chuck Garvey. When that original intention fell victim to logistical hurdles, Garvey said, “we ended up making a whole

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different thing.” That “different thing” turned out to be a collaboration with longtime moe. ally Dave Aron, who has distinguished himself during

Chris Kenny The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Open Mic Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic Zebra Club (Copiague) Ballyhoo!/Nonstop To Cairo Revolution (Amityville) Archdeacon Red River Inn (Yaphank) Jason Green & The Labor Of Love Treme (Islip)

NYC/Queens Dru Hill B.B. King's (NYC) Kurt Elling Birdland (NYC) Jungle Irving Plaza (NYC) MXPX Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Rakim/Slick Rick Stage 48 (NYC) Terence Blanchard Quintet Jazz Standard (NYC) Real Estate Terminal 5 (NYC) Houseparty Webster Hall (NYC) Lenka Rough Trade NYC Sean Hayes Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Mandolin Orange/Julia Haltigan/Woman's Hour Mercury Lounge (NYC) Shelby Lynne City Winery (NYC)

Friday, October 3

Nassau Origin Festival: Finally Balanced/others Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Long Island Original Band Showcase Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh)

the past 20 years as a “go-to” hip hop engineer and producer; he’s facilitated albums by Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, and other major genre figures. “But he’s also worked with Prince and U2,” moe. drummer Vinnie Amico explained. “Hip hop is where he carved his niche, but he’s got an ear for rock.” The acoustic foundation of No Guts, No Glory adds a buoyancy and richness to the album’s songs and performances, which are put across with an energetic, spontaneous feel true to moe.’s well-earned reputation as as a thrilling live band. “Dave basically wanted to emulate a

Phoenix Michael’s Porthole (Oceanside) Unwined R.S. Jones (Merrick) Doug E. Fresh/Rakim/Slick Rick/Big Daddy Kane/Biz Markie NYCB Theatre at Westbury Diecast/Eye Of The Destroyer Vibe Lounge (Rockville Centre) Dropdeadsexy/Five Stone The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Origin Fest 2014 Mr. Berry's (Bethpage) Get The Funk Out Fridays The Patio (Freeport) Transfusion Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) The Electrix (Grateful Dead Tribute)/Tiger Rose (Jerry Garcia Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Suffolk J.D. & The Straight Shot The Paramount (Huntington) LHT Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Lisa Polizzi Band Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma) Where Stars Collide/Hay Scott Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Just Groovin' The Arden (Port Jefferson) Noah's Arc Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Crimson Street Band XO Restaurant (Huntington) Caution/Tim Huss Shandon Court (East Islip) Deafheaven Revolution (Amityville)

show,” said percussionist Jim Loughlin. “He was focused on the vibe.” Acoustic instrumentation, from mandolin to vibes, is woven into the album’s fabric, enhancing songs as diverse as the psychedelia of “Silver Sun,” the rootsy “Annihilation Blues,” and “Same Old Story.” “Looking back,” said guitarist Al Schnier, “the thing I was most surprised about was just how easy this record was to make. After all the initial setbacks, once we got down to it, everything just seemed to take shape, and it came out great. I doubt that it would come out that way without Dave on board.” “Basically,” concluded bassist Rob Derhak, “everything we started out to do turned into completely something else. An album that was supposed to be an acoustic style album recorded in a barn turned into a hard rock album recorded in Connecticut with a hip hop producer. Go figure. Typical moe.”

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Saturday, October 4

Nassau Live Music/Warchild (Jethro Tull Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Elextrix The Cabana (Long Beach) Econoline (Birthday Party Show)/Leeds Point/Exist Among Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Treutlein Novak & Perricone R.S. Jones (Merrick) New York Virtuoso Singers Quintet Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City) The Wiggles NYCB Theater at Westbury Southern Exposure Michael’s Porthole (Oceanside) Northport Breeze Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) Mean Machine/O El Amor The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Shilelagh Law Mulcahys Pub & Concert Hall (Wantagh)

Your Guide To Local Events Suffolk The Brooklyn Bridge Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Cara Band Shandon Court (East Islip) Live DJ Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Face The King Revolution (Amityville) Saturday Night Dance Party Emporium (Patchogue) Dave Christian Swept Away (Bay Shore) Confessions XO Restaurant (Huntington) The Boxcar Lilies Congregational Church of Huntington (Centerport) Kerry Kearney Treme (Islip) Quarter Horse Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Green Machine/That 70s Band The Nutty Irishman (Bay Shore) Liza Polizzi Band Diamond Club & Sports Bar (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic hosted by Foreverman & Joe Brown Mug's Pub (Smithtown) Hello Brooklyn/Azro Caddy Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) NYC/Queens Barcelona/Sons Of Bill Mercury Lounge (NYC) Stryper/Saviour B.B. King's (NYC) Lykke Li Radio City Music Hall (NYC) Hidden In Plain View Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Isadora/High Highs Rough Trade NYC M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Drum Workshop/Dance Party Flushing Town Hall Terence Blanchard Quintet Jazz Standard (NYC) Tyrese/Jennifer Hudson/Fantasia/Johnny Gill The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Tokimonsta Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Kurt Elling Birdland (NYC) The Afghan Whigs Beacon Theatre (NYC) Freeman Bowery Ballroom (NYC) La Roux Terminal 5 (NYC) Downtown Festival New York Webster Hall (NYC) Big Gigantic/Rusko/Paper Diamond Madison Square Garden (NYC) Bassnectar Madison Square Garden (NYC) Sick Of It All Irving Plaza (NYC)

Sunday, October 5

Nassau Carolyn Harding Trio: Jazz Brunch Diletto's Restaurant (Westbury) Student Recital Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City) Tree House Studios Open Mic Ziggy's Corner (Massapequa) Suffolk Traditional Irish Music Shandon Court (East Islip) Whiskey Hotel Revoluton (Amityville)

Atlantic Wind Symphony Patchogue Theatre Melanie Morin (Sunday Brunch) Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Smokey Joe's Cafe featuring The Coasters Tilles Center (Brookville) Jazzaphonic Treme (Islip) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James)

NYC/Queens Momusu Best Buy Theater (NYC) Keiko Matsui B.B. King's (NYC) Om Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) Fozzy Gramercy Theatre (NYC) Huang Tiange Piano Recital/Full Moon Drumming Workshop Flushing Town Hall Terence Blanchard Quintet Jazz Standard (NYC) Hilary Gardner Birdland (NYC) EMA Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Open Mic w/Anthony Gibney Diving Bell (Sunnyside) The Deafening/Sky Pony/Tiny Ruins Mercury Lounge (NYC)

Monday, October 6

Nassau Industry Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach) Open Mic & Jam hosted by Kenny Forgione K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore)

Suffolk Open Mic Comedy Show Fin's Pub (Oakdale) Limp Bizkit The Paramount (Huntington) The Wonder Years Emporium (Patchogue) Open Mic with Dave Drew The Bartini Bar (Babylon) Open Mic Night w/Kenn Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic Night w/The House Wreckers/Donovan Frankenreiter Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Open Mic with Bobby Dee Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma)

NYC/Queens Mingus Big Band Jazz Standard (NYC) Otis Brown III B.B. King's (NYC) Bear Hands Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Fleetwood Mac Madison Square Garden (NYC) Ab Soul Irving Plaza (NYC) Christine Peddi featurng Bucky Pizzarelli Birdland (NYC) Rata Blanca/Angeles Del Infierno/Maldita Vecindan/Liran Roll Stage 48 (NYC) Doug Loves Movies Gramcery Theatre (NYC) The Bangles City Winery (NYC) Huff This! Mercury Lounge (NYC)

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masters; I can play back any format, sample rate including DSD." Abrash also reported that AA Mastering is also “now cutting on a rebuilt Neumann VMS-66." Abrash is a seasoned audio professional; he is the former studio manager of Kampo Audio in New York City, and started AA Mastering as an affordable Internet-based mastering service tailored to the needs of independent record labels, artists, and musicians. Alex Abrash's AA Mastering Inc. is located at 36 Relda Street in Plainview; for more information, call (516) 342-6952 or (718) 793-0966, or log on to In early September, Jim Sabella and his crew at the nationally renowned, time-tested Sabella

September is thought of by many non-creative people as “back to school” time – but in the music industry, this is the time of year when both clubs and the musicians who perform in them start heating up. Here's a compendium of studio-related news from Evolution Sound Stage the past few weeks: Alex Abrash Mastering is a new, full-service audio mastering studio located in Plainview. “We are now offering Vinyl Lacquer mastering as well as mastering for CD, and iTunes,” reported Abrash. “Both a mix of top analog and digital outboard gear

Studios in Roslyn Heights were busy mixing down tracks for the legendary “Northern soul” singer Dean Parrish, with another legend – drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Beck Bogert & Appice, too many more projects than we can list here) – also involved with the

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song appears on Maroon's 5 just-released album, V, which was issued on September 2; the original version of the song appeared on Marcy Playground's self-titled full-length, released in 1997. To learn about to become the next music artist to go national after working with the

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blogs and websites, BlokHead can do everything a band or musician needs – including live recording, which is a forte of this facility. For recording, it doesn't matter what genre you perform – Stiegler and his crew can handle virtually any style. To find out what BlokHed can do for you or your band, log on to, or call them at (631) 586-4111. As always, it's been a busy year at VuDu Studios in Port Jefferson, as owner Mike Watts and has staff have worked on more nationally released albums and singles than you've had toasted Pop Tarts. In the past few months, VuDu has recorded, mixed, and mastered new music from Scare Don't Fear, New Jersey's Gates, Transmit, Gutterlife, Bottom Feeder, Strength Through Suffering, Willis Work, An Old Friend, Cloud Gavin, and literally dozens of others. After all these years – more than 25 of them, to be exact – Farmingdale's venerable Phase One Studios continues to be one of the most popular rehearsal complexes in the region, offering six rooms that so

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many of the area's most famous music acts have worked in: blues singers Pam Betti and Robert Charels, Ozzy tribute Ozzmosis, Brand New, South Of Sunrise, and the horn-driven Uppercut are just a handful of artists who have used this time-tested facility. Learn more at or find them at Facebook; call them at (631) 752-1295. Another popular studio that's become a mainstay is The A Room, Hicksville's longtime favorite, where musicans both fledgling and professional have worked for many a moon. These days, A Room's recording arm is located is based in Seaford, and is a 32-track digital recording Pro Tools system with famed chief engineer Steve Rosen at the helm. Learn much more by calling (516) 433-7666. Savage Sounds in West Hempstead knows what the top industry professionals know about sound: “A great recording can only happen when all of the elements come together properly.” At Savage, musicians who have worked there rave about the results they’ve gotten. Log on to

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aware of is the unique Music Box LI, where monthly rehearsal rooms are available with 24-hour access – it’s like practicing in your own place. Learn more by calling (516) 643-5179, or write to Five Towns College in Dix Hills is a great place to begin a professional audio career. To learn more, call the staff at (631) 656-2100. Evolution Soundstage is a top facility that must be experienced by serious musicians wishing to record video demos – or anything else. Call them at (516) 794-ROXX. It’s beyond perfect for video shoots and showcases. Critical 1 Studios is among the area’s fastest-growing audio businesses, helmed by audio pros with long track records. For anything to do with music or voiceovers, contact them at or (631) 586-4462.

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you'd prefer to call it) scene. Although they had success with their first record, it wasn’t until their second album, Significant Other, when Limp Bizkit skyrocketed to the top of the charts. The band’s music video for their hit single, “Nookie,” catapulted them into the homes of millions worldwide. Significant Other sold more than four million copies by that year’s end. Since, Limp Bizkit continues to create new music; they released their fifth studio album, Gold Cobra, in the summer of 2011, as well as other, now-classic releases: Chocolate Starfish & The Hot Dog Flavored Water, Gold Cobra, and a Greatest Hits collection that remains on many charts to this day.


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musicals styles ranging from jazz to pop; recently, she's graduated to several of New York City's best venues. This song is going a long way in adding to her list of accomplisments; it's a light, airy, and sexy love song; it moves along with a pleasing, lightly rocking pace. Rose's understated vocal is perfect for the song, which sounds exactly like the moment that you realize that you're infatuated with the person you've been seeing. All in all, given the solid groove and the great instrumental performances as well, this single is a tasteful triumph. To Learn More About The Artist: Log on to or find her at Facebook and Twitter.

effectively) on just bass, guitar, drums, but has been been bringing in an increasingly kick-ass series of sax players over the past few years. Songwriting is still what they do best, but their vocal arrangemens are getting awesome. In true DIY fashion, they pretty much give away their music on their website.” Despite the constant jokes, this band continues to rock on in their unabashedly old school style.

Squirrels From Hell

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Who: In a couple of months, we'll be thinking of the best locally released songs and albums of 2014 – and that list will no doubt be topped by this potential hit single by Long Island's Melody Rose. Released in February, the song scored airplay all ove the globe and made the top 20 at Lluvia FM radio in Spain. The Artist & Her Sound: Rose is still young, but is a veteran of the area scene, performing at everything from VFW halls to clubs in a variety of

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Who: Ever wry and about as serious as a whoopie cushion, area stalwarts Squirrels From Hell (“The Band New York City Couldn't Kill”) returns with seven new tracks. The band's lineup (as described on its website): “Larry Brown on drums and vocal arranging; WILL on bass and vocals; Joe Con on guitar and vocals; and the tuneful A.J. Guillete sketches on his passiveaggressive sax canvas.” This new effort was produced by Brent Killpatrick and Brown. The Artists & Their Sound: From the one-sheet: “Squirrels From Hell usually performs live (and

The Songs: “But Now It's Not,” “It Ended In June,” “Letters,” “Look East,” “The Mystery,” “Quick Flash Of Blue,” “She's Been Here Before.” To Hear More: Log on to, where these tracks and be heard; at press time, no information on how or when this album would be issued on CD was supplied. To learn more about Squirrels From Hell, log on to


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Who: The Lisa Polizzi Band has been one of the busiest Long Island-based music acts during the past two years, peforming a mix of covers and rocking originals all over the region. The Artists & Their Sound: Their official bio: “Since the age of 14, Lisa has been winning contests, playing festivals, and singing in local clubs and restaurants. Lisa won the Sayville talent show two years in a row, and has since performed at the Summerfest every year. Lisa was also poised to be a contestant on 'Star Search' just prior to the show's cancellation. “In 2010, Lisa had a prominent spot in Mickey B's Disco Show, opening the evening and having the honor of sharing the stage with The Trammps on 'Disco Inferno'; Lisa and France Joli were dressing room mates for the show. Lisa was a contestant on 'Lucky Break' at Yonkers Raceway; won 'The Tikki Factor' singing competition at The Tikki Bar in Patchogue; and was a winner in The Patchogue Theatre's 'Pizzazz' talent show. “Since 2010, Lisa fronted several local bands to the adoration of every crowd that heard her. During this time, Lisa has performed with such talents as France Joli,The Trammps, Jules Radino, Bobby Rondinelli, Prentiss McNeil, Richie Cannata, and Randy Jackson, to name a few. In 2013, Lisa recorded originals written by Earl Kayoss, and an original song by Dan Welsch; these songs are now available through several multimedia outlets. In 2013, Lisa decided to form her own group, The Lisa Polizzi Band. This year, she made some vital personal changes to her band. She met 'The Mighty Vic' at “The X-Factor” auditions at Nassau Coliseum during 2013.” “We were at a singing competition together and I didn’t even get to hear Lisa sing!” said Mighty Vic. “It wasn’t until months later when I saw a video clip of her singing that I immediately called her up and asked her to be the singer as band I was forming at the time. Very sweetly, Lisa told me she was working with her band and that she wanted to devote her

attention to that. A couple of more months go by and I found myself at an audition for another band at Steve Interante’s Nutty Irishman Jam in Bay Shore. Lisa happened to be there as well. I realized that this was the first time that Lisa ever heard me play bass! I had the pleasure of backing Lisa on bass that night as well. A short while later, Lisa had a benefit concert that she needed a bassist for and she called me. We did the benefit and rocked the place. I noticed how the crowd really got into her and genuinely liked her. It was then that we decided we would start working together.” “The Mighty Vic brought Rick Ventura in to play guitar. Ventura, of Riot fame, has earned his place as a guitar hero. He toured the world with Riot and continues to be a major presence on the scene. Claudio Galinski (drums) is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has opened for national acts in Buenos Aires with Ultraje in the 80s, and moved to New York Ciy in the 90s. As formidable presence on the drums, Claudio is proud and excited to play and endorse Istanbul Mehmeet Cymbals. “When the power quartet showcased together for the first time at 89 North in Patchogue, The Lisa Polizzi Band was reborn. Now, with a smoking band behind her, Lisa is now ready to show the world what she can do!” To Learn More About The Artists: Find The Lisa Polizzi Band at Facebook, Twitter, Reverb Nation, and YouTube. Upcoming shows include September 26 at Red River in Yaphank, September 27 at Carmody's in Rocky Point, and October 4 at The Diamond Club in Ronkonkoma.

Jazz & Blues Back At The Beach: The Cedar Beach Blues & Music Festival returns for 2014 on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 at Harbor Beach Road in Mt. Sinai. Tickets and complete information: This year's Festival features two stages and 36 Piedmont bands, as well Bluz as food, vendors, and other attractions – including a raffle of a signed custom guitar donated by veteran area club guitarst Kerry Kearney for the benefit of The Sam Taylor Scholarship, operated by by The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame. The lineup for 2014’s Cedar Beach Blues Festival: Saturday, September 27, Main Stage: 11:30: Zen Bockanalia Noon: The In Crowd 1 pm: Daddy Long Legs 2 pm: The Motu Big Band 3 pm: Mary Lamont 4 pm: Diesel 5 pm: Blue Ruin with Ed Terry 6 pm: Brother Dave 7: The Rhythm & Blues Express

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1 pm: Josie Wales 2 pm: Shecky & The Twangtones 3 pm: The Michael Packer Blues Band 4 pm: Breakaway 5 pm: Frank LaTorre 6 pm: Remedy

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11:15 am: Open House Band Noon: Dave Christian 12:45 pm: Acoustic Downtime 1:30 pm: Leah Kay 2:15 pm: Stoneage 3 pm: Bob Westcott/ Mike DiGeronimo 3:45 pm: Piedmont Bluz 4:45 pm: Rocket’s Jam 5:45 pm: Grateful Girls/ Brother Pluckers

Noon: Mandojam 12:45 pm: Deltaboy 1:30 pm: Hank Stone 2 pm: Rocket & Bruce MacDonald 2:30 pm: New Bugs 3:15 pm: Risotto And Spina 4 pm: Casey Baron & Friends 5 pm: Deborah Lombardi 6 pm: Grand Folk Railroad Mary Lamont

Sunday, September 28, Main Stage: 11:30 am: Zen Bockstars Noon: Who Are Those Guys

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News & Views From Richard The World Of Sound: Fortus Farmingdale's D’Addario – the worldwide manufacturer of guitar strings and musical accessores – recently added Richard Fortus to its artist roster. The lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and The Dead Daisies is known for blending his depth of musical experience with his enthusiasm for performing. According to the company, a variety of D’Addario string sets help Fortus develop his sound, including D’Addario NYXL Light Top/Heavy Bottom electric guitar strings, Phosphor Bronze Custom Light acoustic guitar strings, and Planet Waves American Stage instrument cables. “Only D'Addario can singlehandedly cover all of my string needs,” said Fortus. “The NYXL's are the best electric strings I have come across. They not only hold up to all of my onstage brutality, but they sound better than any other string. They are louder and more articulate and sit in the perfect frequency range for me.” Fortis has also been an in-demand guitarist for artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, Thin Lizzy, and Nena … Long a favorite of audiophiles and home stereo buffs, the Technics

brand is returning, according to parent company Panasonic. The first new Technics hi-fi products in six years will debut in Europe in December expanding to other regions across the globe, including the U.S. market, in 2015. The new products are based on a concept called the “Technics Definitive Sound,” which builds upon decades of audio technology development and knowhow; as in years past, the brand will feature high quality audio components … Hal Leonard Books will release a softcover edition of 108 Rock Star Guitars by photographer/author Lisa S. Johnson on November 11. The book, originally issued as an embossed, red leatherette-bound hardcover in limited quantity, will now be available to a much wider audience at a more affordable retail price. Massapequa's Brian Setzer hailed the tome as “the classiest guitar book I have ever seen.” Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Nancy Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Carlos Santana, Jack White, Ronnie Wood, Lou Reed, Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder, Joe Walsh, Robby Krieger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Winter, and Les Paul, who also wrote the foreword, are among



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Tucker's Blast From The Past: The Marshall Tucker Band – which co-headlined the massive “Westbury Rocks” show at NYCB Theatre at Westbury last week – will soon release live recordings from its historic 1977 Englishtown, New Jersey concert that drew more than 150,000 fans. Live From Englishtown will hit stores on October 14 via the band's Ramblin' Records label. "The 1977 Englishtown concert was one of the largest shows in the history of The Marshall Tucker Band,” said MTB lead singer and founding member Doug Gray. “This album was made from a copy of the original 37-year-old recording, and although the audio quality is not perfect, we wanted to make it commercially available to our fans. Our best efforts were used to make this live concert sound as good as we possibly could with the source we had on hand. This concert is a historic event, attended by tens of thousands of fans. These recordings will give fans and those who attended a chance to relive that special day by hearing the original Hot Tuna MTB lineup in its prime." The 70-minute concert originally recorded on September 3, 1977 features the original band performing their biggest hits, including "Can't You See," "Heard It In A Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "24 Hours At A Time," and "Searchin' For A Rainbow," among others. "Looking back, this concert was just unbelievable,” Gray added. “It was one of the most moving experiences in the history of The Marshall Tucker Band." For more information on The Marshall Tucker Band, visit or the group's official Facebook Page. Old Tuna’s Still Tasty: Hot Tuna will return to New York City

for “Jack Casady’s 70th Birthday Bash” at The Beacon Theatre on December 13. Joining Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady this year will be guest Marty Balin, a fellow Jefferson Airplane founding member. Also on tap are multi-instrumentalists Barry Mitterhoff and Larry Campbell, vocalist Teresa Williams, and drummer Justin Guip. Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. The Beacon Theatre concerts have become an annual holiday tradition – a spontaneous, innovative, rock & roll show not to be missed. “I can’t remember having so much fun,” said Casady, “but also musically being so in touch and in the moment with the music as I am now; where every minute, every note counts on stage. And I find it really unique that I have a situation with a partner over 50 years now where we can just really enjoy the craft of making music together.” As a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, Casady’s tone and bass work has defined the role of bass in rock for

decades. Casady’s pioneering approach has brought the instrument to the forefront, liberating the bass from its traditional role as part of the rhythm section; Casady has played with a veritable who’s who of rock.

LI Author’s Rock Tome: It seems as if the days of flipping through vast vinyl, cassette, or CD collections is a thing of the past. While there's no denying the convenience of having all your favorite albums on a mobile device, it's becoming more common for recordings to get lost in the shuffle or completely forgotten about. Author and journalist Greg Prato is willing to provide some assistance, with his 12th book overall, Overlooked/ Underappreciated: 354 Recordings That Demand Your Attention. Prato takes a serious look at albums fans may have completely forgotten about, or perhaps have never even heard of before. Either way, all 354 of these titles get the "Prato Stamp of Approval." Starting with AC/DC's Flick Of The Switch and wrapping up with Zombi's Surface To Air, virtually every style of pop music is represented: rock, hard rock, heavy metal, alternative, new wave, punk, hardcore, grunge, jazz, fusion, psychedelic, prog, folk, blues, funk, soul, rap, spoken word, power pop, big band, glam, experimental, instrumental, soundtracks – the list goes on and on, but the selections stay strong. Prato is a Long Island-based journalist whose writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, among other outlets. This book is now available in paperback and digital versions. Playboy's New Media Move: Playboy Enterprises, Inc. has unveiled a completely reimagined design and content offering for its flagship website, Built on a foundation optimized for its growing mobile audience, the new features new content on topics including Entertainment, Nightlife, Style, Humor, Sex & Culture, as well as a mansion-sized wealth of – imagine

this – non-nude features on the women that have made Playboy such a global icon for more than 60 years. "The launch of the new is a key component in our plan to rebuild Playboy's integrated media platform in a way that articulates our global brand, provides innovative opportunities for advertisers, supports our global licensees, and continues to fuel our growing digital audience," said Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders. The company has completely reconceived and retooled the site in line with its reinvigorated brand, bringing in a new dedicated editorial staff focused on featuring organic new content that is separate from Playboy magazine. “We are one of the most iconic brands on the planet and are excited to bring that essence to life online," said Cory Jones, SVP of digital content, as well as the site's editor. "From interactive features, shareable lists, viral videos, and long-form essays from award-winning writers, will be a digital experience that our audience will love."

Playboy's growing social media presence is formidable; the brand has more than 21 millon fans on its Facebook pages, reaching a monthly audience of over 60 million, and nearly 1.4 million followers on Instagram, making Playboy the platform's number five most popular media company. The company now boasts nearly 900,000 followers on Twitter, and has more than one million subscribers on its YouTube channel. Learn more at Playboy Magazine seems to be hanging in there quite well, despite a sagging overall print market; the September issue made headlines for featuring Canadian model Stephanie Branton on its cover.

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RHYTHM TRACKING Zep Zapped: It seems everyone is all over Led Zeppelin 's Robert Plant because he does not – and he states this openly and often – want to be a nostalgia machine or an oldies band. He records and tours on his own and

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is quite content to do just that, and he's obviously successful enough as well. The other Zep members don't seem to have their solo things quite as together, so they're not very pleased with him. As we've seen, reunions don't always work very well; witness the attempts to put The Supremes back together (the push and shove moment at "Motown 25" between Diana Ross and Mary Wilson, which was edited from the tape before the show was first broadcast in the early 80s, was widely reported in the press). The second attempt, in 2000, turned into another seeming Ross/Wilson hair-pulling epic. Has the Van Halen thing ever worked? Every time that Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth try it, things turn toxic very quickly. The Beach Boys' attempts? Not pretty. Last year's reunion of Justin Timberlake and the other N Sync'ers for a TV show started hurting the moment they were all on stage together. Beyoncé getting back with the other Destiny's Child women? Obviously forced and false, and usually extremely short. Leave Robert Plant alone; he has a new album out, Lullaby And … The Ceaseless Roar. He did a few “get back together” things

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with Page and company in the past, and now he's had enough. So be it. RIP Rath: Not enough has been said about the recent passing of New York City punk era star Billy Rath, who the bass player for Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, featured on the greatest album to come out of the first wave of punk, L.A.M.F. The disc was only released in the U.K. on the historic Track Records label, home of Jimi Hendrix and The Who. With Rath's death, the only living New York Heartbreaker is guitarist Walter Lure, who still plays gigs with his post 'Breakers band, The Waldos. The other two former 'Breakers were also original ex-New York Dolls: Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan. For those who have never experienced the raw energy of the L.A.M.F. album: Find it online and play it very loud! Still A Wonder: The year of the Motown resurgence continues. Motown: The Musical reigns supreme on Broadway; Diana Ross has conducted a year-long, sold-out whirlwind tour (still in progress); Smokey Robinson has been sitting in the Top 10 on the album chart with his duets Smokey & Friends CD; and now Stevie Wonder announces an autumn tour in which he will perform his milestone 70s album, Songs In The Key Of Life, in a coast-to-coast event that will include a stop at Madison Square Garden. It is a banner year for Motown fans, of which I am one, and the Stevie tour feels like the cherry on top of the whipped cream. I can't wait for this show to hit our area. Enjoy...

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LGBT NEWS Film Festival To Return: The 17th annual Long Island Gay & Lebian Film Festival has been scheduled for November 7 through 10 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. Keep up with future announcements on this yearly tradition by logging on to or

Organizations: Submit News & Events One Month Prior To studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, to march in the event on March 17, 2015. Thus far, it's the only LGBTbased group that will be marching in the annual event, but according to The New York Post, other LGBT groups can apply in “future years.” You Won't Be Board: A relatively


The Long Island Gay& Lesbian Film Festival is a non-profit organization bringing the area new gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender cinema. It also hosts events including question and answer sessions with filmmakers, and complimentary cocktail and wine receptions, all for the price of a typical movie ticket. On September 14, the LIGLFF's “Out At The Movies” series at Cinema Arts Centre featured Chris Mason Johnson's Test, a drama about a modern dance company based in 1985 San Francisco. Ban Soon Over?: The first step in ending discrimination at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City seems to have been taken: It was widely reported on September 3 that organizers of the Parade wil allow OUT @NBCUniversal, an LGBTbased group based at the famous

new board game is becoming a bestselling in both brick-and-mortar stores as well as online: That's So Gay is a family-based trivia game that's now available at and top toy stores. According to the publisher: “The scope of the game goes back thousands of years and across multiple continents, all with more than 2,400 questions that will tease you, taunt you, and treat you to some amazing facts. This game would be the most enjoyable for adults and for children ages 12 and up. It is best played in teams, but even two players can have fun testing their knowledge. There are all ranges of questions, so even those who think they "know it all" about the LGBTQ community will undoubtedly sometimes find themselves stumped.” The game was created by Tracy Baim, the publisher of Windy City Times.


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Jenny Didn’t Lose That #: McCarthy’s In at SiriusXM

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SiriusXM has announced that Jenny McCarthy's “Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy” is now a daily live morning radio show; the launch comes after McCarthy’s limited run weekly show aired on SiriusXM Stars this summer. The show featured discussions on parenting, sex, dating and marriage; summer guests included Chelsea Handler, Perez Hilton, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, and Donnie Wahlberg. McCarthy’s SiriusXM show will launch this fall and will air Monday through Friday at 10 am. McCarthy, who first gained fame as a Playboy Playmate of the Year, couldn't help but be a bit cheeky when announcing the new show. “I’m thrilled to call SiriusXM my new home, where I have the freedom to be myself and give our audience the best of me with no constraints or restrictions,” said McCarthy. “And the fact that it is completely clothing-optional is just icing on the cake for me. I really am looking forward to this great nude, I mean new, adventure.” “Dirty, Sexy, Funny With Jenny McCarthy” is a daily live talk show during which McCarthy will talk about everything under the sun, and be joined by special guests. For more information, visit

The inugural Motörhead Motörboat, featuring metal bands in the world – Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax – set sail September 22 from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for the cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy. “The Loudest Boat In The World” also features Testament, Down, High On Fire, Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, The Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson. While onboard, guests have an opportunity to interact with band members and will see performances on various stages throughout the ship.


Additional onboard performances and activities have been announced for Motörhead’s Motörboat, including a spoken word performance byheavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian. Those onboard Rose Motörhead’s Motörboat McGowan will also be treated to a screening of the 2010 documentary film Lemmy, directed by Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski.

Film Earning Praise

Rose McGowan: Following a critically acclaimed world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, the directorial debut from Rose McGowan, Dawn, had an Academy Awardqualifying run in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent starting

September 19. The short film will be accompanied by seven features, one per night, curated by McGowan at the "Dawn Festival." "I'm curating a festival of directors that have given their lead women a strong voice,” said McGowan, known for her work in TV and features film for everything from “Charmed” to Grindhouse. “These stories could have been told with men in the title characters, but these directors showed us what happens when you break stereotypes. They have inspired me as a woman, as a director, and as a person."

Tommy Pistol & Alexis Texas

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Adults Only:

AVN Media Network – which for years has published what is considered the bible of the adult entertainment industry, Adult Video News (AVN) – announced a change in the eligibility requirements for the upcoming AVN Awards: For the first time, VOD-only (video on-demand) titles will be considered. The 2015 AVN Awards will take place on January 24 at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, hosted by two of the genre's most popular performers, Alexis Texas and Tommy Pistol. Fans of spicy entertainment can order tickets, with prices starting at $175, by logging on to Over the years, The AVN Awards have become a staple in Las Vegas, while being housed in almost every major hotel on the strip. For more information, adults can visit, or find them at Facebook Sarah and Twitter.

singer/songwriter traveled from her adopted home in Cornwall, England, to the small town of Cornwall, New York, where she spent three weeks recording the new album. Due for release on the U.S.-based Waterbug label in February, the album Walking Into White was co-produced by Jeremy Backofen and Sarah’s cousin, Adam Pierce. “I’m really looking forward to trying out the new material over the next few months of touring,” said McQuaid. “I’ll be aiming to add a couple of pieces from the new album to the setlist for every gig, so that by the time it comes out I’ll be well used to playing all of them live.”


Sarah McQuaid: Folk Star’s U.S. Return

Rising folk star Sarah McQuaid is setting out out on tour across the USA and UK. With a new single due out in October and her fourth solo album set for release in February, it’s already a busy time for McQuaid, and now she’s gearing up for a three-month tour that will see her playing 60 concerts coast-to-coast across the USA. Earlier this year, the

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