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mmerse yourself in Halloween at The Theatre For The New City's 39th Halloween Costume Ball on October 31. The East Village Of New York City will be transformed into a nightmarish wonderland with a night of theatre, live music, ballroom dancing, and the grand event: its annual costume parade. What makes this event stand out from other Halloween festivals is the array of theatrical production designers, sculptors, and scenarists devoted to transforming the venue for the event. In addition, orchestras and performance artists entertain guests

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throughout the night. It all leads up to a parade judged by established playwrights, open for all guests to participate for both prizes and recognition. The Costume Ball also offers a festive buffet at its café, The Witch’s Cauldron. Those looking for a traditional scare can explore the basement's House Of Horrors. The event begins with

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outdoor entertainment at 3:30 pm; doors to the theatre open at 7:30pm. The Theatre For The New City is located at 155 First Avenue; tickets are $20. Peanuts fans, take serious note: Not only will a new major motion picture based on the comic strip debut in theaters, but there’s also a new Peanuts art exhibit by artist Tom

Everhart, who has been inspired to do so by his friend and the creator of the cartoon, Charles Schulz. This whimsical new gallery, "I've Got Ants In My Pants And I Need To Dance," features splatter paint portraits of Snoopy and impressionistic depictions of Lucy amongst a variety of vibrant and stylistic works. They’re on exhibit and are available for purchase at The AFA Gallery in Manhattan; the exhibit is November 4 through December 1, and features an opening reception with Everhart on November 7 at 7 pm. To RSVP for the reception or obtain more information, call (212) 226-7374, or visit As The Big Apple Circus enters its historic 38th season, fans young and old will be brought back to the decade of the “Roaring 20s” with its new show: The Grand Tour. The African troupe Zuma Zuma and Chinese hand balancers The Energy Trio will join the BAC’s usual array of clowns, jugglers, and animal trainers. The Grand Tour was conceived by BAC clown performerJoel Jeske. As we’ve noted before, the BAC does its share of charity work as well, particularly its Clown Care Unit, delivering live performances to hospitalized children at facilities across the United Sates. The Big Apple Circus also offers specialized shows for guests with disabilities that include the accommodations necessary for guests to enjoy the show. The Grand Tour is October 21 through January 10 at the big top erected at Lincoln Center; for tickets and information, visit The Campbell Apartment (right) is a lavish 13th century Florentine-style space that recently has been transformed into a bar open to the public. Guests can enter Grand Central to find this spot and enjoy

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a cocktail in the luxurious atmosphere. Making the bar stand out is that it is allegedly “haunted” by its former owner, John W. Campbell. The site has had several sightings and paranormal experiences, as validated by The Eastern Paranormal Investigation Center. The bar is currently owned by Mark Grossich, who stated that he has felt Campbell's presence, and revels in the idea of having the bar's previous owner there. As Halloween approaches, this bar is the ideal place for a festive drink and a chance encounter with an old spirit.

Photos: Big Apple Circus by Helena Smith; NTNC Halloween by Jonathan Slaff

Brooklyn's newest flea market includes a unique blend of music, art, and shopping with a twist: Rock n' Shop offers different concerts from a variety of indie bands in addition to apparel, jewelry, and art from

popular local vendors. Rock n' Shop presents itself a haven for all things indie and chic, and even has a designated spot to get a tattoo by Ulyss from Magic Cobra Tattoo. Admission is free; it’s Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm at The Paper Box in Brooklyn. For more information, log on to – Brian Stieglitz

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There are so many spooky goings-on the day of (and around) Halloween, October 31, that in this issue we're devoting our entire column to them: A huge Halloween Harvest Festival takes place at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City on Saturday, October 24, at 11 am; make a costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, take part in holiday art making, enter your dog in the annual juried canine costume contest, and more; admission is free … Area haunted attractions include Chamber Of Horrors NY, located inside Matt Guiliano's Play Like A Pro in Hauppauge (; the ever-popular Bayville Scream Park (; Gateway's Haunted Playhouse in Bellport (; S oc rat es Darkside Haunted S c u l pt u r e House in Wading P a rk River (631-369SCAR(E)); 1880 Haunted Halloween at Old Bethpage Village Restoration (; Rise Of The Jack O'Lanterns at the normally sedate Old Westbury Gardens (; Cemetery Of Lost Souls in Massapequa (; and Joe Alloco's truly terrifying The Franklin Square Horror, open only on Halloween night ( franklin-square-horror). Sure to put the screams in your dreams is NYZ Apocalypse in Deer Park, which actually is open every weekend year round ( … SpookyFest, a family event at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, features its famous Haunted Woods, or find out your future in the Mystic Den. Kids can enjoy a walk in the Not-So-Spooky Woods or visit the craft area; learn more at … Haunted Castle At Hempstead House In Sands Point, opening

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Best Bets For Area Fun October 23 (, figures to be a top Halloween attraction this year… Karts in Ronkonkoma, usually the place for enjoyable go-karting, offers a different kind of thrills this year with its Fright Night Haunted House, featuring what it describes as “13 rooms of sheer terror.” Learn more at … Want very scary? Try The Farmingale Fire G a t e w a y ’ s H a u n t e d Department's Fright P l a y h o u s e House, which starts with a creepy Halloween walk followed by a house of terror. Learn much more at There are many more spooky attractions offered in Long Island, Queens, and upstate; a good source for information is The Long Island Haunted Houses website at ... The Haunted Attraction Association, the official association of the “haunt industry,” reports that this season more haunted attractions are introducing highly detailed “escape rooms” that contain visitors into a designated area and pose them with a challenge that must be completed before freedom is granted. Shocktoberfest, in Reading, Pennsylvania, introduces “The Prison of the Dead Escape,” located in a 50,000square-foot haunted house that requires guests to escape from multiple rooms by working together and solving a series of clues ... Party Like It's 1844: Slightly less spooky – but every bit as much fun – will be the area's Halloween musical events on October 31 – a huge attraction at these shows are all the scary or T h e F r a n k l i n sexy costumes from the fans S q u a r e H o r r o r that fill up the dance floors… Perfect for Halloween dress-up: Three tributes at K.J. Farrell's in Bellmore: Drive (The Cars), Dressed To Kill (Kiss), and Last Exit (Pearl Jam) … Wantagh’s Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall’s legendary Hallowen Dance Party returns on the big night … More dressup hijinks: The masked men of O El Amor join Journey magpies Any Way You Want It at 89 North Music Venue in Patchogue ... As Halloween falls on a Saturday, check with your favorite venue or club for more Halloween events. BLAGGH!

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Queens Theatre, Flushing October 31 at 2 & 8 PM; November 1 at 2 PM (718) 760-0064 Laughs a-plenty: Best known as Fran Drescher’s mom on the long-running classic sitcom “The Nanny,” show business legend Taylor takes the audience on a trip through her 60 plus-year entertainment career, where dieting and her 47-year marriage to Joe Bologna have been the only constants in her life. This show has received rave reviews everywhere it’s been staged. On O n ee M M aagg ii ccaa ll N N ii gg hh tt Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center, Queens College, Flushing November 1 at 6 PM (718) 793-8080 Four internationally renowned pop performers and major celebrities in several countries – Kim Chiu, Liza Soberano, Xian Lim, and Enrique Gil – converge on the Colden Auditorium stage for a unique evening of song and mirth.

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Trio Solisti Adelphi University Performing Arts Center October 24 at 8 PM • (516) 877-4927 They're back, and right on time: One of the most entertaining classical music trios ever to grace area stages has returned, and once again performing at one of their favorite venues. Trio Solisti is violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Adam Neiman, and they remain a national treasure that Long Islanders get to enjoy each year. – Bob Smith

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“Beyond Toxicity,” a primer on the relationship of environmental medicine and human health, will be a special event on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at Alley Pond Environmental center in Douglaston; admission is free for adults, who must pre-register by visiting Dr. Peter Rouvelas leads this lecture, where the goals are to enlighten and inform area participants, who will discover how to find environmental toxins in the home, water and land; establish connections between toxin exposure and diseases and health disorders, and much more. For more information and a schedule of upcoming Alley Pond programs: (718) 229-4000.

Qu Q u ee ee nn ss RR ee ss tt aa uu rr aa nn tt W W ee ee kk C C oo nn tt ii nn uu ee ss The 12th annual Queens Restaurant Week continues through October 29 at participating venues. More than 100 restaurants – including such favorites as Zenon Taverna in Astoria, Glendale's Shiro of Japan, and La Fusta in Elmhurst – are participating this year. Most establishments offer a three-course, prix fixe dinner for $28 and lunch for $14. The borough is so cuisine-heavy that diners need more than a week to cover all their options. Thus, Queens Restaurant Week 2015 is running from October 12 to October 29 ( some owners will probably extend the promotion until Halloween). Log on to for complete information.

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Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park returns for the 2015/2016 season on November 4, with live racing action taking place through the end of the year. Horse racing fans refer to it every year as “the big shift,” as area racing moves from Belmont Racetrack in Elmont to “The Big A,” though The Belmont Café will remain open for simulcasting (Belmont's fall meet closing day is November 1). The racing calendar wraps up with 40 days of live racing at Aqueduct commencing on Wednesday, November 4, and runs through New Year's Eve, with a five-day winter break scheduled from Monday, December 21 through Christmas Day.

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PP aatt D D aarr ii eenn zz oo Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington October 21 at 2 PM (516) 767-6444 Have some free “Afternoon T.E.A.”: With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the powers of a bonafide mentalist, Pat Darienzo entertains audiences with demonstrations of unexplainable psychic powers and abilities. Expect slight of hand, feats of daring-do, traditional and modern magic, and a surprising amount of laughs as this amiable showman entertains. Here's the best part: Admission is free for all; call the humber listed above or log on to the Landmark On Main Street’s website to learn how to attend. The price is certainly right ... but watch your watch around this guy! In a show that conicides with the band’s re-release of an historic album, Garbage headlines on Friday, October 23 at The Space At Westbury. Tickets are on sale now; log on to or Twenty years after the release of their selftitled debut album, Garbate is celebrating the milestone with this U.S. anniversary tour. Christened “The 20 Years Queer Tour,” the band will play its debut album in its entirety for the first time, and during their concert at The Space. Garbage released its genre-defying debut on August 15, 1995, at a time when grunge music dominated the airwaves and mainstream culture. Their distinctive approach to songwriting and production, blending elements of rock, pop and electronic music, captured the attention of critics and fans all

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YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore October 30 at 8 PM (631) 969-1101 Monthly Jazz Clinic Nalick will be doing a VIP “Meet & Greet” experience, offerFlushing Town Hall ing fans a chance to meet her; see the Bolton website for October 7 at 6 PM • (718) 463-7700 information. Fans receive a personalized autographed copy of school "Breathe 2 AM"and lyrics, opportunity to have a For high students up: Ifan you’re photo taken with her, and more. Nalick first broke onto the interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other music scene in 2006 with the platinum album Wreck Offree The musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for its monthly Day, which spawned two major hit singles. Jazz Clinic – then stick around for the monthly Jazz Jam immedi-

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over the world. The album spawned multiple hits, including “Vow,” “Queer,” “Stupid Girl,” and “Only Happy When It Rains.” When the album was originally released, it spent more than a year on both the U.S. and U.K. charts, received multi-platinum certifications around the world, and was nominated for three Grammy awards, including Best New Artist

and Best Rock Song (“Stupid Girl”). The album went on to sell more than four million copies worldwide. Garbage has released a special 20th anniversary re-mastered edition of the album, featuring all of the remixes and previously unreleased versions of songs from their debut. As for their current tour, Garbage is offering “VIP Experience” packages Adventures In Wonderland. Offers will include premium seating, sound check access, meet and greets, soundboard viewing, and exclusive merchanGood Times

side; learn more at The band remains Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, Wisconsin, Garbage released its self-titled debut album in 1995. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Garbage has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, and performed in more than 35 countries. The band is currently working on its sixth studio album, set for release early next year. Magazine • October 20 - November 2, 2015 • 5

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Ma M av vi is s S St ta ap pl le es s & & Jo J oa an n O Os sb bo or rn ne e Staller Center for the Performing Arts, Stony Brook University October 30 at 8 pm (631) 632-ARTS The Grammy Awardwinning legend Staples (of The Staple Singers) teams up with the multiSeasoned R&B performers perform the best of platinum recording artist the famed Detroit label, including “My Girl,” Osborne (“One Of Us) on “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Reach their national tour that Out,” “Dancin’ In The Street,” and many more they’ve dubbed “Solid Soul.” Hear the legendary gospel singer Staples with the expressive soul classics. Osborne for a night of classic singing and a whole lot of soul, just as the tour title implies. Sc S ch ho oo ol lH Ho ou us se e R Ro oc ck k – – L Li iv ve e! !

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Yes, we realize this is a kid's musical – but every full-grown adult that we know still sings the songs from those amazing wrap-arounds.

Jo J oh hn nn ny y M Ma at th hi is s Tilles Center, Greenvale October 30 at 8 PM (516) 299-2752 One of the greatest stars in the history of American popular music returns to Long Island. If you're too young to have heard of him, take it from Barbara Streisand: “There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” His fans insist his rich voice hasn’t changed a bit since his early 1960s heyday.

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Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Sarah Snook, Jeff Daniels, Steven Wiig Directed by Danny Boyle Universal Wonder of wonders: Two issues in a row, we bring you some prime Oscar bait (following our last edition's film, The Martian). Movies for thinking audiences are always a welcome surprise – and who in the history of this nation was ever more of a thinker than Steve Jobs, who is presented here warts and all? There is no question that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's name must now be listed alongside Perston Sturges, Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Francis Ford Coppola, and others of their ilk as the greatest scribes ever to put pen


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to paper for the celluloid realm. His script detailing the life Jobs, the tech genius with the equally complex personality, is the stuff of utter brilliance. In his formative films, Sorkin conceived outstanding works about Charlie Wilson (Charlie Wilson's War) and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network), making gripping entertainment out of subject matter that today's Hollywood (and focus groups) might find mundance. However,

Sorkin realizes – and he's shown this from “The West Wing” forward – that real people's lives make the most engaging and important stories.

Michael Fassbender's performance as the driving, almost manic Jobs is riveting. The eventual CEO of Apple begins as an earnest brainiac and becomes a manic, tunnel-visioned near-sociopath that manages to rip apart his family and even get his company to part ways with him, despite his brilliance. Some viewers may find this portrayal of Jobs hard to empathize with, but revealing this pop culture genius the way he actually was seems to be the sole intents of Sorkin and director Danny Boyle. And thank goodness for that; all these gizmos we now take for granted started with new-age thought – yet, this film delivers a realistic punch that harkens back to great American films such as Citizen Kane and Patton. Your kids won't want to see this, but by all means, go. – Cody Bell

Starring Kane Holder, Brandi Cyrus Directed by Alan Smithee Big Picture Media Old 37 comes off similar to a hardboiled gorefest during its first few minutes. It may appear like other modern day hillbilly slashers, but has eerily potent ideas that help it stand out as a horror film about mistrust in the modern day. A lot of the film is reminiscent of classic Italian giallo films such as Deep Red (Dario Argento) and Black Sunday (Mario Bava). The first scene demonstrates this with hard-hitting rock music over an already demented scene that put us more in the point of view of the killer than the victim. Here we are introduced to the film’s plot about killers posing as paramedics, worthy of the giallo style. As Old 37 continues ,we feel intrigued by the horrific actions taken by characters, Darryl, played by Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, House Of 1000 Corpses) and Jon Roy, played by Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th VII, Hatchet). This new film takes place in an outer suburban landscape (The Hamptons and Speonk, Long Island), and most of the murders take place on one road. During a group of teenagers’ joyrides down this road, several accidents take place that serve as plot points for the movie. While these scenes were filled with pounding intensity, it was hard to believe that these kids would continue to behave so recklessly down this road; most of the actions these characters engaged in also made them hard to root for. Throughout the film, however, it becomes apparent that this is sometimes purposeful; in the most memorable scene, snarky drama queen Brooke (Olivia Alexander) being “operated on” by Darryl and Jon Roy. This is cross-cut between scenes of Amy getting plastic surgery on her breasts. A scene like this has a clear point to make about this characters’ priority to look better to her peers. Later in the film, Amy gets her most redeeming moment

Coming Attractions

Rock The Kasbah (October 23): Bill Murray (pictured below), thankfully in a return to comedy, finds an amazing female singer in Afghanistan and wants to turn her into an international star, but guess what? Quite the cast: Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, Scott Caan, and Zooey Deschanel co-star. I Smile Back (October 23): Sarah Silverman in a drama; that's like casting Sir Ben Kingsley as Curly in the next Three Stooges remake. Bone Tomahawk (October 23): A new western featuring the (amazingly) still-rugged Kurt Russell looking like an ex- member of Mumford & Sons, along with Richard Jenkins, David Arquette, and Matthew Fox. Burnt (October 23): The couldn't-be-hotter star of the moment, Bradley Cooper, as an embattled, struggling chef in a film where the synopsis reads a lot like ... well, last year's Chef, but we'll see. – Cody Bell

when her love interest, Jason (Maxwell Zagorski), tells her he thought she looked beautiful before her surguer. The most misunderstood and engaging character is Jon Roy, who is shown with Darryl as children, but before Jon can get a word of

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dialogue in, his brother breaks his face and repeats the film’s tagline, “I’m a paramedic.” It would have been more important to find Jon had to say, as Hodder’s mere mannerisms suggest there is more to the character than demented bloodlust. A stronger character would have made this film’s shocking closing scene would stand out even more. Old 37 drives a point across about mistrust through deliberate and disturbing scenes. While the film should have developed its characters more, it still sticks out as a gritty horror film with some clever ideas. This film is currently available at, and has now been released on Video On Demand as well as DVD. – Brian Stieglitz

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The New York Mets did what they had to do to win the National League East this year, but even SNY play-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen conceded that the real story was the self-immolation of the Washington Nationals.


between Papelbon and probable NL MVP Bryce Harper proved. It was a nice touch by Mets manager Terry Collins and a few of his players to douse

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In 1994, sports columnist Bob Klapisch wrote a best-seller, The Worst Team That Money Could Buy, which looked at the problems of the 1993 Mets. That team featured Bret Saberhagen, Bobby Bonilla, and Vince Coleman, who, among other things, threw bleach at the media as well as throwing firecrackers at strangers. Klapisch is still going strong, and I advise him to write a sequel about the Nationals. While I have never been a big fan of Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s reign in Flushing, it’s impossible not to give him credit for getting the team across the finish line as champions of the NL East. The late July acquisitions of infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes gave the team the necessary shot of adrenaline it needed. Alderson’s Nationals counterpart, Mike Rizzo, put all of his chips on acquiring hot-headed Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, and the results were disastrous. Papelbon’s acquisition meant the reliable and popular closer, Drew Storen, was moved to the eighth inning. The chemistry in the Nationals’ locker room changed dramatically, as the dugout fight Laced Up & Rolling: We'll start things off with big achievements from Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park as the first batch of 2015/2016 honor league scores rolls in. Here's what you need to know: Send in league scores from anywhere from Long Island or Queens, and we'll be happy to print the bowlers' achieve-

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ments, as well as news of pending tournaments and other special events. This year's perameters: We will list all men's game scores of 265 and above and series of 700 or above, and women's and youth scores of 200 or above and 600 series or above. Send your scores to gtmag@; photos are always welcome as well. First up for this season: Congratulations to Gregg De Angelo and Bonnie Gortler, who rolled perfect 300 games on the same night during early Wednesday Early Mixed league action at Herrill Lanes. Other scores from the center: Chatterbox Mixed: Patrick Blaha 268; Josh Magolnick 279; Susan Schwiebert 202. Wednesday Early Mixed: Albert Habib 703 series; Sylvia Abanes 237; Jeanine Musacchio 631 series; JoAnne Perry 235; Kathy Chernow 237. Thursday Sportsmen: Congratulations to Drew Thompson and Ed Ziemak for their recent 300 games in this highly competitive league. More: Ed Ziemak 300, 742 series; Jay Nikol 299, 729; Jesus Paredes 279, 721; Nick D'Anna 729; Greg Fujii 298; Nick Filosa 289; Ron Jesberger; 287 Frank LoCascio 279 76; Jay Nikol 278, 717; Gregg DeAngelo 275; Wesley Tom 726; Joe Morello 722; Donna Doyle 267, 686; Ed Ziemak 299, 836; Frank LoCascio 775; James Christakos 745; Danny Marinaro 737; Gerry Gatto 724; Jesus Paredes

champagne on some of the Mets fans who made it to Cincinnati to see their team clinch the NL East title. There was a rumor floating around that Ron Darling would leave the Mets’ SNY booth to take a job with NESN on Red Sox telecasts. Darling quickly squelched that buzz, saying that he wasn’t leaving the area. The WNBA’s New York Liberty once again proved to be the ultimate chokers. They were up by 18 points in the third quarter Game 2 against the Indiana Fever, and still wound up losing 70-64. That forced a deciding Game 3 at Madison Square Garden; the “Libs” were 724; Bruce DeFino 753; James Christakos 734; Mike Vietri 726; Frank LoCascio 725. Thanks to league secretary Jonathan Corda for supplying scores for this league, and to Gale Calca and Cynthia Guarino for supplying Herrill scores. Adult/Junior LIYBT Winners: The LIYBT is up and running as well, with the Adult/Junior titles up for grabs on September 20 at the 23rd season opener at AMF Farmingdale Lanes. Scholarship winners: Handicap division: Tilani O’Neil $300, Carmelo Randazzo $225, Chris Cassonetto $175, Dallas Pigate $125, Derek Toohey $100.

Scratch Division: Adam Zimmerman $500, Joe Thomas $350, Amanda Naujokas $225, Kristina Genova $150, Adam Glickman $125 Scratch Eliminator: Angel Rodrigues $24, Amanda Naujokas $16, Adam Zimmeerman $8. High Game Award (each earning $10); Adam Zimmerman (twice), Anthony Naujokas, Angel Rodrigues, Chris Riley. Next events for the LIYBT are November 1 at South Levittown Lanes, and November 15 at the lavish Bowl Long Island in Patchogue. Get more scores and learn how to get involved at Max Is The Man: Max Thomas, a 55-year-old engineer from Stanford, Connecticut, won his first Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) title

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never in it, falling 66-51. The Liberty had the best regular season record in the WNBA, but that meant little when the money was really on the table. Liberty center Tina Charles and guard Epiphanny Prince did their parts, but the rest of the team wasn’t worth a damn. Kiah Stokes and Essence Carson could be two of the worst shooters in the WNBA, and they were totally ineffective in the playoffs. The New York Knicks began training camp saying all the right things. Carmelo Anthony has taken pains to take first round pick Kristaps Yoenis Porzingis under Cespedes his wing. Even though he was booed by Knicks fans at the 2015 NBA Draft when Phil Jackson selected him, Porzingis’ upside is considerable. No one expects the Knicks to be a contender (they only won 17 games last year), so that should give him plenty of time to learn the NBA and develop without pressure this year. Knicks telecasts will be different this year. Longtime MSG sideline reporter Tina Cervasio is being replaced by former TNT reporter Rebecca Haarlow, a track star at Princeton Photos: LIGBT winners courtesy LIGBT Tour

on September 27 at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. Thomas, the 1 pm first squad leader (which seeded him directly into the final shootout), defeated Sueng Yoo of New York city 260 to 246 to earn the $1,000 top prize. Sueng, who was also seeking his first LIGBT title, earned $550 for his runner-up position. Third place in the shootout went to the Labor Day tournament champion, Sun Kim of Flushing, with a 218 worth $400. Fourth was taken by Pak Wong of New York City with a 189, earning him $300. Fifth went to Dennis Cury of Lynbrook, with a 167 worth $250. The following week, lefty Archie Nabas of Queens Village not only won the “house shot” LIGBT tournament and $1,000 at JIB Lanes in Flushing, but also rolled a perfect 300 game in the first round of the finals that took place on October 4 ... Adam DeRossi of Massapequa Park emerged as the champion at the October 11 LIBGT tourney at AMF Garden City Lanes. For complete results of all tournaments and news of upcoming events, visit Next on the LIGBT schedule: October 25 at South Levittown Lanes, and November 8 at Farmingdale Lanes.

Photos: Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes by Bob Smith; Slap Shot courtesy Universal

University. Like the Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets have zero expectations. The Nets’ first-round pick, Syracuse forward Chris McCullough, is still recovering from knee surgery, and it will be awhile until Nets fans will see him at full strength at Barclays Center. The contractual buyout of surly point guard Deron Williams this past summer – the face of the franchise ever since the Nets left New Jersey for Brooklyn – was met with collective disinterest by the New York sports media. Williams did not have much

of a game as a Net, particularly the last two Danny Peary, Baseball Immortal Derek Jeter: A seasons. Career In Quotes (Page Street). As indicated There have been some relocation pains for by the title, the book is comprised exclusively the New York Islanders. Nearly all of the of quotations straight from the mouth of “The players who used to drive to the Nassau Captain,” or from others talking about him. Coliseum have now turned into Long Island Orioles reliever Zach Britton may have had the Railroad commuters, and have frequently been best quote about him: “Derek Jeter has God on recognized by fans on the train ... Some speed dial!” he exclaimed after Jeter’s ninthIslanders fans were enraged when Barclays inning walk-off hit against the O’s in his final Center CEO Brett Yormark changed the goal game at Yankee Stadium. horn from its familiar blast to that of a subway Showtime debuts a documentary on Giants rushing through a local station and warning wide receiver Victor Cruz on October 30. passengers that it won’t be stopping. Slap Yormark heard the faithful, and the old Shot horn sound is back. It was a great idea for the National Hockey League and the NBC Sports Network to hold a Pittsburgh Penguins pre-season game at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania – the setting of one of the greatest sports movies, 1977's Slap Shot. In a nice touch, NBC and the NHL made sure that the actors who played the Hanson brothers in the film were on hand. NBC Sports made a good acquisition in stealing humorous golf analyst David Feherty away from CBS, where he spent 20 years. If he hadn’t been a golf pro Feherty, could easily have been a successful standup comic because of his quick wit. The first anniversary of Derek Jeter’s retirement came and went with little fanfare, save for a book by veteran author

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Arts Announcements

Books Dr. Brenda Triplett Freeport Memorial Library October 21 at 7 pm;; (516) 379-3274 The author of Mommy? talks of her experiences in writing the book. Register for this event online, by phone, or in person at the ASK Desk.

Comedy Josh Rabinowitz Governor's, Levittown October 23 & 24;; (516) 731-3358 One of the hottest standup stars in the land (below) comes to Long Island for three shows.

John W. Engeman Theater At Northport October 20 at 2 & 7 pm; October 26 at 7 pm; (631) 261-2900; Vocalist Scott Coulter joins with singer/songwriter Michael Holland on a journey into the music – and the stories – of the singers and the songs that defined a generation.

G.E. Smith's Portraits Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor October 30 and November 10 at 8 pm; (631) 725-9500; Produced and curated by Taylor Barton, this concert series pairs Smith (“Saturday Night Live,” Hall & Oates) and his band with painters, actors, and writers to showcase their musical talents. The Del-Satins Patchogue Theatre October 24 at 7 pm; (631) 207-1313; The legendary oldies group performs in a special concert celebrating original member Stan Zizka's birthday; a portion of ticket sales will be donated to The American Legion. You've Got A Friend: The Music Of The Brill Building

Joe Louis Walker

Photos courtesy respective venues; Minstrel Players By Michael Leinoff

Honoring The King: A B.B. King Tribute Concert Boulton Center, Bay Shore October 31 at 8 pm; (631) 969-1101; This memorial concert dedicated to the memory of “The King Of The Blues” features genre stars Joe Louis Walker (right), J. Geils, and others. Film The Twilight Zone: Preparing For The Apocalypse Sky Room, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington October 26 at 7:30 pm; (631) 423-FILM (3456); Three classic episodes of this seminal TV series will be discussed by film historian Phillip Harwood.

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.

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Health Chair Yoga For Adults Freeport Memorial Library October 22 & 29 at 2 pm at 2 pm;; (516) 379-3274 Licensed yoga instructor April Diane conducts chair yoga classes. Register online, by phone, or in person at the ASK Desk. 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 and meeting dates. Memoir Writing Freeport Memorial Library October 20 at 2 pm;; (516) 379-3274 Barbara Spinelli leads her monthly memoir writing class. Register online, by phone, or at the ASK Desk. Theater West Side Story John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through November 8;

The Del-Satins

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(631) 261-2900; Engeman Theatre: The 50th production of this famed area theater. Fatal Attraction BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont, Elmont Public Library Through October 25; (516) 775-4420; West Side Story

BroadHollow Theatre Company: The famed mystery thriller by Bernard Slade. Route 66 BayWay Arts Center, Islip October 24 through November 8; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theatre Company: This musical revue features 34 of the most famous “Rock & Road” hits of classic radio. A Little Night Music Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts

Through November 8; (631) 724-3700; The Stephen Sondheim classic comes to life once more, complete with its unforgettable score (“Send In The Clowns”). Sweeney Todd Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through October 24; (631) 928-9100; The “demon barber of Fleet Street” is back in the musical that once ruled Broadway. Godspell Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, Dix Hills November 5 through November 15; (631) 656-2148; Another Broadway classic is revived. by this popular theater. One-Act Play Festival: Back To The Zone Houghton Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, Northport Village October 25 through November 8; (516) 557-1207; The Minstrel Players: This popular area theater company presents its fourth annual one-act play festival, featuring seven original scenes with a twist in the style of Rod Serling’s “The Twilight Zone.” Minstrel Players

Calendar Tuesday, October 20 Nassau Songwriter's Roundtable Hosted By 42nd & Nelson K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Body & Soul Puglia's (Garden City) Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio Jack Halyard's American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay) Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Dianne, Larry & Joe P.J. Harper's (Valley Stream) JDL Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Jazz Jam Session Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) Southbound The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Body & Soul Puglia's (Garden City) Suffolk Tove Lo The Paramount (Huntington) Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by David Jon Paisley 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Acoustic Open Mic One Main (Babylon) Bobby Dee's Open Mic & Jam Pour House (Holbrook) Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli Katie's of Smithtown The Cogs Singles Open Jam Gator Blue (East Islip) Open Mic with Dan Acosta & DJ HarryOke The Thirsty Scholar (Holbrook) Open Mic with Shaun Lally Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) Live Deejays Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Annette Saunders Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Ward Cloughan Shandon Court (East Islip) You've Got A Friend: The Music Of The Brill Building John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Country Karaoke BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) NYC/Queens The Tubes B.B. King's (NYC) Mark Knopfler Beacon Theatre (NYC) Phil Alvin & Dave Alvin With The Guilty Ones City Winery (NYC) Joywave Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Mikky Ekko Rough Trade NYC Mayday Parade Best Buy Theater (NYC)

Wednesday, October 21

Nassau Generations K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) America's Got Talent: The All-Stars Tour NYCB Theatre At Westbury Live Comedy: Quentin Heggs / Brian Cichaki / Paul Bond The Lounge At The Space At Westbury Blues At Sunset: Open Jam With The Sunset Boyz Sunset Grill (Seaford) Mike Barry R.S. Jones (Merrick) Open Jam Mickey Malone's (Floral Park) Jerry Costanzo And His Trio Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove) Open Mic w/"Big Daddy" John Struck The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Open Mic w/The Night Owls Band Phat

Your Guide To Local Events Daddy's (Oceanside) Country Music Originals Night Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Tommy T. Mudcat Blues Jam w/Mike Nugent and Ian Petillo The Breakers (Bayville) Bones Beers & Beats: Live Deejays Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Wednesdays Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport) LAMM Jam Callahan's (East Meadow) Magic & Comedy: Pat Darienzo Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Terrence Reel (East Rockaway) Kane Daily Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Suffolk The Cogs Singles Open Jam The Stadium (Bohemia) Wayne Sabella & Danny Marx Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Live Music Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Garet Newman's Jazz Jam East End Republican Club (Sayville) Open Blues/Jazz Jam Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Jam Night with Jim Kolman The Diamond Club & Sports Bar (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Quogue East Pub (East Quogue) Open Mic Night Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Acoustic Artist Tom Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) The Native Alien Tribe Even Flow (Bay Shore) Karen Katteridge & J.D. Leonard Bobbique (Patchogue) Live Acoustic Music Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington) Open Mic With Kyle Fitzpatrick BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) NYC/Queens Musiq Soulchild B.B. King's (NYC) Telekinesis / Say Hi Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Billy Joel Madison Square Garden (NYC) Danzig Best Buy Theater (NYC) Mark Knopfler Beacon Theatre (NYC) Yuna Rough Trade (NYC)

Thursday, October 22

Nassau Live Karaoke / Tuesday Afternoon K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Modest Mouse The Space At Westbury Huey Lewis & The News NYCB Theatre At Westbury Classic Rock & Blues Jam w/Curt Arnel & Friends Ringside (Hicksville) Karaoke With DJ Dom Blue Parrot (Massapequa) John Rizzo Reel (East Rockaway) Open Mic Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Jazz Night Viana Hotel & Spa (Westbury) Open Mic with Benoir The Hub (Island Park) Jazz & Sushi Night Allegria Hotel (Long Beach)

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Calendar Open Mic Night Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin) Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Shilling & Martin Duo R.S. Jones (Merrick) Salsa Night Holiday Inn (Carle Place) Mike & The Outlaws Suite 1828 (Merrick) Hambones Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Conversations On Main Street: Nancy Carlsson Page Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) A Witch's Brew Vue At E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) Suffolk Dave & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) The Roosters Shandon Court (East Islip) Bob Merrill Treme (Islip) Open Mic Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Frank O'Brien & Tim Givens Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Dave Days / Restless Road / Future Sunsets / Alex Preston / The House On Cliff Revolution (Amityville) Jeremith Emporium (Patchogue) Blues To Black Street Duo Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington) Salsa & Merengue Dance Classic Suffolk County Community College (Selden) Travis McKeveny Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) NYC/Queens Musiq Soulchild B.B. King's (NYC) Classical Music Thursday Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Jazz Night Smoke BBQ Pit (Jamaica) Duke Dumont Terminal 5 (NYC) Josh Ritter Rough Trade NYC

Your Guide To Local Events Friday, October 23 Nassau The Machine (Pink Floyd Tribute) NYCB Theatre At Westbury Decadia / 45 RPM K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Alive 75 (Kiss Tribute) Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Garbage / Torres The Space At Westbury King Penguin Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Fivestone Memories (Williston Park) County Line Acoustics R.S. Jones (Merrick) 12X / Vavoom The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Back Beats Puglia's (Garden City) Jagged Edge Callahan's (East Meadow) Fellow Project / Irish Handcuffs / Laura Palmer / Dan Webb & The Spiders Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) N'awlins Funk Band / Acoustic Urge Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Live Music Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) The Haks Sunset Grill (Seaford) Sailin' Shoes (Little Feat Tribute) Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Mike Taylor Kitty O'Hara's (Baldwin) Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Then & Now Vue At E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) Milestone Brixx & Barley (Long Beach) Suffolk Rodney Carrington The Paramount (Huntington) Dan Daly Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) UnWined / Caution Shandon Court (East Islip) Captain Jack (Billy Joel Tribute) / Peat Moss & The Fertilizers Emporium (Patchogue) Sam Taylor Tribute Day Bobbique (Patchogue)

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Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The HooDoo Loungers / Sara Conway & The Playful Souls Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Victor Wainwright Treme (Islip) Reggae Night 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Just Groovin' Butterfield's (Hauppague) The Legendary Murphys Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington) Next Level Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) J.D. Leonard BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) NYC/Queens Dave Davies City Winery (NYC) The Jazz-Manian Devils Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) The Struts Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Monogold / Leisure Rough Trade NYC Chance The Rapper Terminal 5 (NYC)

Saturday, October 24

Nassau Jackie Mason NYCB Theatre At Westbury Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Halloween Fun Festival Madison Theatre At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Trio Solisti Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City) Paulie Cuthbert Reel (East Rockaway) Joshua Bell Tilles Center (Brookville) The Mystic Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Dunster Road Band The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Revolver Sunset Grill (Seaford) Ready In 10 / Feedback Rocks The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Cover Story Memories (Williston Park) Will-O-Wisp Still Partners (Sea Cliff)

Live Deejays Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live Music Savoy Tavern (Merrick) Risky Business Puglia's (Garden City) 42 nd & Nelson R.S. Jones (Merrick) Fall 85 / Greensleep / Yankee Longstraw / Carlos Danger Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Wonderous Stories / Arena Rock Tribute K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Live Music Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Tony Kelly & The Real Deal Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Speedo Harmonica Jones Blue Parrot (Massapequa) ReWined Callahan's (East Meadow) Live Music Whoville (Bethpage) Forbidden Broadway Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) The Offshore Regulars Vue At E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) Mike Orlando: Guitar Clinic, Q&A, & Autograph Signing All Music (Plainview) Suffolk Live Boxing The Paramount (Huntington) The Del-Satins Patchogue Theatre The Toasted Loggers Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Jesse Malin (In-Store & Autograph Signing) Looney Tunes Records (West Babylon) Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) The Cara Band Shandon Court (East Islip) Live Deejay Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) 12X The Arden (Port Jefferson) Us & Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) / Project Genesis (Genesis Tribute) 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Murder On Her Mind Amityville Music Hall Freekbass Treme (Islip) Live Irish Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) 3 Bobbique (Patchogue) Black & Sparrow Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)

Calendar That 70s Band Napper Tandy's (Smithtown) Live Source Presents BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Decadia Napper Tandy's (Miller Place) X-Session Black & Blues Seafood Chophouse (Huntington) Latham Road Bulldog Grille (Amityville) Half Step (Grateful Dead Tribute) / Live Painting The Big Kahuna (Huntington) Sol Y Sombra Suffolk County Community College (Selden) Schism (A Tribute To Tool) / The Battle of Los Angeles (Rage Against the Machine Tribute) / Silent Scream (Slayer Tribute) / LoveHateLove (Alice In Chains Tribute) / Unglued (Stone Temple Pilots Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) NYC/Queens Here We Go Magic Bowery Ballroom (NYC) The Fab Faux Beacon Theatre (NYC) Julia Holter Rough Trade NYC Killer Joe's Lido Soul Quartet Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Cold War Kids Terminal 5 (NYC) Anaka Santos Party House (NYC) Black Dawn Blackthorn 51 (Elmhurst) Tyrone Wells City Winery (NYC)

Sunday, October 25

Nassau Mike Francesa's Football Sunday Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Bethany Frankel NYCB Theatre At Westbury Fundraiser For Pediatric Cancer Callahan's (East Meadow) Wonderous Stories Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Jerry Carbone (Frank Sinatra Tribute)

Your Guide To Local Events Michael's Porthole (Oceanside) Live Irish Music Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Reggae Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) Live Jazz Brunch City Cellar (Westbury) Au Privave Jazz / Little Wilson Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Bethpage Fair: Frank Walker Bethpage Railroad Station Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra / Joe Piscopo Tilles Center (Brookville) The Merrick Symphony Chamber Orchestra Freeport Memorial Library Suffolk Boz Scaggs The Paramount (Huntington) Bad Mary Even Flow (Bay Shore) Boo! A Halloween Music Patchogue Theatre Jazz Jam Session Treme (Islip) Joe Carter & Guest Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Ladies' Night Out Male Revue 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Tommy Mulvihill Shandon Court (East Islip) Breakfast Music With Paul Martin Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Melanie Morin Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Chris Lemmon: A Twist Of Lemmon Theatre Three (Port Jefferson) Live Irish Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Judy Charmichael American Hotel (Sag Harbor) NYC/Queens Harlem Gospel Choir B.B King's (NYC) Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls The Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria) Mike Frost Band Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach) Chance The Rapper Terminal 5 (NYC)

Monday, October 26

Nassau Open Mic & Jam Hosted by Kenny Forgione & Friends K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Open Mic Still Partners (Sea Cliff) The Bob Lepley Trio Fox Hollow (Woodbury) Music From The Hive Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Suffolk Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone The Crooked Rail (Northport) Open Mic Night w/Kenn Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst) Open Mic Featuring Bobby Dee, John Dobert, & Johnny Mac Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Mic Night Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Richie Iacona Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) You've Got A Friend: The Music Of The Brill Building John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Monday Night Mic With Ryan Lincoln BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) NYC/Queens Jam with Richie Cannata The Bitter End (NYC) Everclear B.B. King's (NYC) Joshua Radin City Winery (NYC) Autre Ne Veut Bowery Ballroom (NYC)

Tuesday, October 27

Nassau Original Music Showcase: 42 nd & Nelson / Janet Montalbo / Mark Newman K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore)

Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Dianne, Larry & Joe P.J. Harper's (Valley Stream) Whiskey Road / DJ Cowboy Ben-E The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Jazz Jam Session Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park) Body & Soul Puglia's (Garden City) JBL Paddy's Loft (Massapequa) Rock & Roll Revue & Elvis Presley Tribute: Lamar Peters Callahan's (East Meadow) Suffolk Iration / The Green / Hours Eastly The Paramount (Huntington) Acoustic Open Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley 50 Yard Line (West Babylon) Live Deejay Villiage Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Ward Cloughen Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic with Shaun Lally Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma) Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone The Crooked Rail (Northport) 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 Katies of Smithtown Open Mic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James) The People's Open Mic Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Country Karaoke BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue)

Wednesday, October 28

Nassau Wonderous Stories K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Live Comedy: Adam Lucidi / Clayton Fletcher / Drew Fraser The Lounge At The Space At Westbury Blues At Sunset: Open Jam with The Sunset Boyz Sunset Grill (Seaford)

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Calendar Bones Beers & Beats The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Country Music Originals Night Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach) 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) LAMM Jam Callahan's (East Meadow) Ian Petillo R.S. Jones (Merrick) Terrence Reel (East Rockaway) Ed Kaercher Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Ken Sambolin Vue At E.B. Elliot (Freeport) Suffolk Ozere Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Open Mic Night Sea Cove (Center Moriches) Open Blues/Jazz Jam Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington) Open Mic hosted by Kyle Fitzpatrick BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Acoustic Artist Tom Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Wayne Sabella & Friends Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Marigrace Deenan & Company Bobbique (Patchogue) Chamelion Butterfield's (Hauppague) Live Acoustic Music Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington) NYC/Queens Al De Meola B.B. King's (NYC) Born Ruffians Bowery Ballroom (NYC) Gary Clark Jr. Terminal 5 (NYC) Jeremy Loops Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) The Dears Rough Trade NYC Rockaway Musician Showcase Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach)


Your Guide To Local Events Thursday, October 29

Friday, October 30

Nassau Live Band Karaoke / Rock On! K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) Open Mic with Benoir The Hub (Island Park) Michael Pollan NYCB Theatre At Westbury The Mavericks The Space At Westbury Classic Rock & Blues Jam w/Curt Arnel & Friends Ringside (Hicksville) Open Mic Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Acoustic Open Mic with Frank Walker Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Karaoke with DJ Dom Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa) The Biscuit Kings R.S. Jones (Merrick) Mike & The Outlaws Suite 1828 (Merrick) LiveStock Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Brian McGeough Davenport Press (Mineola) John Rizzo Reel (East Rockaway) A Witch's Brew Vue At E.B. Elliot (Freeport)

Nassau Monsters Of Freestyle Ball: Lisa Lisa / TKA / Judy Torres / Cynthia / Johnny O / Coro / Lisette Melendez NYCB Theatre At Westbury Katie Pearlman / The Jeff Pearlman Band The Lounge At The Space At Westbury ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute) Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Drop Dead Sexy The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Drop Me Off In Harlem Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City) Pep & The Soul Explosion Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) The Mystic Callahan's (East Meadow) Chic 'N Martini R.S. Jones (Merrick) Halloween Party: Strange But Surf Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Hidden Driveway Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Streetfigher (Rolling Stones Tribute) Sunset Grill (Seaford) Songs In The Attic (Billy Joel Tribute) / Empty Sky (Elton John Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Listen 4 More Vue At E.B. Elliot's (Freeport) Disco Unlimited Puglia's (Garden City) The Fuzz Band Memories (Williston Park) Catfish John Big Daddy's (Massapequa) Jellyband Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Randy Jackson Blue Parrot (Massapequa) Brian McGeough Kitty O'Hara's (Baldwin) Park Brothers Band Radigan's Pub (South Hempstead) Johnny Mathis Tilles Center (Brookville) Bunktown Falls Brixx & Barley (Long Beach)

Suffolk Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon The Paramount (Huntington) Live Deejay Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Keller Williams Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Rich Mahogony Shandon Court (East Islip) The Irish Sessions Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) The Hitman Blues Jam Treme (Islip) Open Mic Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett) Frank O'Brien & Tim Givens Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Sceneless Scene Showcase 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Roberta Fabiano Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington)

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Suffolk Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) The

Paramount (Huntington) The Jim Small Band Studio Theatre (Lindenhurst) Howie Seal & The Neighbourhood Shandon Court (East Islip) Anna Nalick Boulton Center (Bay Shore) Wayne Sabella Trio Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Gallagher's Pumpkin Smash / Bob Nelson / Artie Fletcher Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Slip-Not (Slipknot Tribute) Revolution (Amityville) Vanna Amityville Music Hall Think Pink (Pink Floyd Tribute & Laser Show) Patchogue Theatre DJ Camillo Halloween Party Emporium (Patchogue) The Todd Wolfe Band Treme (Islip) Bottoms Up (Van Halen Tribute) / November Rain (Guns 'N Roses Tribute) 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) The Gnarly Heads Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Halloween Party: Roots Foundation Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Permanent Scar Even Flow (Bay Shore) T.W. & The Houndogs Bobbique (Patchogue) Teri Hines Band Butterfield's (Hauppague) Peter Mazzeo & The Hit Squad Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington) Ed Travers / Sir Cadium Rhythm Halloweekend Bash BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) NYC/Queens Gary Clark Jr. Terminal 5 (NYC) The Bright Light Social Hour Bowery Ballroom (NYC) The Michael Lewis Band Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach)

The Best Venues & Bars, Unveiling The Stars

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S oo nngg w S w rr ii tt eerr ss RR oouu nndd tt aa bbll ee Ho H o ss tt eedd BB yy 4422 nn dd & &N N ee llss oo nn K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore October 20 at 8 PM • (516) 804-9925 Much different than a typical “jam night,” 42nd & Nelson – the duo of Pete Columbo and Steven Farella – open up the Farrell's stage to both aspiring songwriters and established musicians, all of whom try out their original material in front of some pretty hip audiences. If you're willing to try something new, these “roundtables” may be one of best ways to catch future music stars. 14 • Good Times Magazine - October 20 - November 2, 2015

Vii cc ttoo rr W V W aa iinn w w rr ii gghh tt & & TT hh ee W W ii ll dd rr oooo tt ss Tremé, Islip October 23 At 8 PM • (631) 277-2008 This blues/R&B star, touring in support of his new Blind Pig release, Boom Town, is coming to town: The spirited (and that's putting it lightly) Wainwright is known for his high-octane boogie piano, big soul sounds, powerhouse blues, roots rock & roll, and a voice that recalls Dr. John and Leon Russell. He's also a two-time winner of a Blues Music Award. Best of all, he’s a stone hoot.

Calendar Saturday, October 31 Nassau Halloween Dance Party Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Halloween Party: Drive (Cars Tribute) / Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute) / Last Exit (Pearl Jam Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Paul Anka NYCB Theatre At Westbury The David Bromberg Big Band Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington) Peat Moss & The Fertilizers The Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale) Drive (Cars Tribute) / One Too Many Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport) Halloween & Costume Party: Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Sunset Grill (Seaford) Halloween Costume Party: Sound Chaser Puglia's (Garden City) Live Music Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola) Halloween Show Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Treutlein, Novak & Perricone R.S. Jones (Merrick) Halloween Costume Party: Mike Barry & Friends Swing The Teapot (Floral Park) Acoustic Blue Memories (Williston Park) Halloween Party: Carman Avenue Band Callahan's (East Meadow) Ride Still Partners (Sea Cliff) Rude Mood Blue Parrot (Massapequa) Haloween Party: South Street Band The Homestead (Oyster Bay) Live Music Whoville (Bethpage) DJ Roof Vue At E.B. Elliot (Freeport) Halloween Night Brixx & Barley (Long Beach) Suffolk The Darkness The Paramount (Huntington) B.B. King Tribute: Joe Louis Walker / J. Geils Boulton Center (Bay Shore) The Cara Band Shandon Court (East Islip) Halloween Party: Live Deejay Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Last Turn Off Broadway Even Flow (Bay Shore) The Rocky Horror Picture Show With Live Shadowcast Patchogue Theatre Joe Louis Walker (In-Store & Autograph Signing) Looney Tunes Records (West Babylon) Halloween At The Emporium Emporium (Patchogue) Halloween Costume Ball With The HooDoo Loungers Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor) Mean Machine The Arden (Port Jefferson) Halloween With O El Amor / Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue) Halloween Party: MOTU Big Band Treme (Islip) Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor) Halloween Party & Costume Contest: The 60s Invasion Bobbique (Patchogue) Slightly Damaged Goods Black & Blue Seafoood Chophouse (Huntington) The Brotherhood Bulldog Grille (Amityville) Neon Knights (Dio Tribute) / Black Tooth

Your Guide To Local Events Grin (A Tribute To Pantera) Revolution (Amityville) Rocky Horror Picture Show: Film & After-Party Suffolk Theater (Riverhead) Halloween Party: Live Irish Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Halloween Party: Oogee Wawa BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue) Halloween Party: Unchained / Crucified Napper Tandy's (Smithtown) Halloween Party: 45 RPM Napper Tandy's (Miller Place)

Sunday, November 1

Nassau Mike Francesa's Football Sunday Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh) Last Comic Standing: Live Tour NYCB Theatre At Westbury Children's Medical Fund Raise Fest: The Chainsmokers The Space At Westbury Kofi Baker’s Cream Experience K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore) China's National Circus: Peking Dreams Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre) Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage) Suffolk Ben Folds The Paramount (Huntington) Tommy Mulvihill Shandon Court (East Islip) Thom Penn Nonet Treme (Islip) Live Breakfast Music Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue) Dave March Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport) Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Patchogue Theatre Live Irish Music Lily Flanagan's (Babylon) Long Island Cars: Car Show & Swap Meet MacArthur Airport (Ronkonkoma)

Monday, November 2

Nassau Open Mic & Jam K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) The Bob Lepley Trio Fox Hollow (Woodbury) Suffolk Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Shandon Court (East Islip) Open Mic Featuring Bobby Dee, John Dobert, & Johnny Mac Sea Cove (Center Moriches)

Rodney Carrington

Crazy Carrington: The Paramount in Huntington will provide a stop on Rodney Carrington's “Here Comes The Truth” tour on Friday, October 23 at 8 pm; a “Founder's Room


Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last 10 years. His popularity derives, in large part, from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and through social media. So far in 2015, he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. He's Still A “Smash”: If you get as sick as we do of jack o'lanterns this time of year, we have just the comedic tonic: “Gallagher’s Halloween Pumpkin Smash“ headlines The Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead on Friday, October 30 at 8 pm; ticket and info: (631) 727-4343 or Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson will also appear. In the heart of pumpkin picking country on eastern Long Island, Suffolk Theater plans to set up a pumpkin patch for audience members to

Afterparty” applies. Tickets and information: In 2014, Carrington released two of his albums on his new label, Laughter’s Good; debuted his new YouTube Gallagher series, “Bit By Bit”; and continued his “Here Comes The Truth” standup comedy tour. SiriusXM radio recently did a “Rodney Carrington Takeover Special” on its Blue Collar Comedy Channel, and CMT aired two of Carrington’s specials, “Laughter’s Good” and “Live At The Majestic.” The comedian can also be seen and heard each Sunday on pick their own pumpkin, which ESPN2 in the intro for “Colin’s may be smashed by Gallagher Football Show” with Colin live at the event. Tickets will be Cowherd during the NFL season. available both for general seating The first two albums released on and for “The Splatter Zone,” Laughter’s Good Records were where participants can expect to the remastered C’Mon Sing, You be splattered by pumpkins, possiBastards with three new bly watermelons, and other conpreviously unreleased songs, as coctions to be determined by well as a new album and DVD, Gallagher based upon locally Laughter’s Good. sourced ingredients from eastern Carrington recently added Long Island stores. “author” to his list of A Legend Returns: The accomplishments with the release eternal schtickmeister, Jackie of his first hardcover book, Mason, returns for an all-new Rodney Carrington: Coming night of laughs on Saturday, Clean, published by Hatchette October 24 at 8 pm at The NYCB Books. According to Pollstar, Theatre at Westbury. Jackie Tickets and info: Mason or Now a spry 84, Mason has been ranked as one of the greatest standup stars of all time – how many stars can claim they've appeared on both “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Simpsons”? Mason remains as outspoken as ever, and is every bit as side-splitting as he's ever been. Good Times Magazine - October 20 - November 2, 2015 • 15


Nelson Illusionists: Amazing Magic At Staller Center

Nelson Illusions' “Smoke and Mystery” magic show – one that has brough about both raves and gasps from national audiences – comes to Staller Center For The Arts’ Main Stage at Stony Brook University on Sunday, November 1 at 4 pm. The Nelsons bring stunning effects and mega-illusions rarely seen outside of Las Vegas, such as the 21-inch “Drill Of Death,” as well as lavish illusions such as the helicopter mystery that was performed during a previous tour. The Nelson magicians channel Victorian steampunk for their magic show’s unique look. Note: This show is not for the squeamish. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at, or by calling the Box Office at (631) 632-ARTS [2787].

Stacks Of Rockin’ Wax At NYCB Theatre At Westbury Vinyl’s not just for grandpa anymore – it’s the hottest thing in music as rock fans worldwide rediscover the rich, warm sound of real records. This is right on time: The next Vinyl Revolution Record Show is Sunday, October 25 from 11 am to 4 pm at The NYCB Theatre At Westbury, located at 960 Brush Hollow Road. Admission is only $4; early entry at 10 am to 11 am is $10. For more information, log on to, or find them all over social media at Facebook and Twitter, and find photos of thrilled past patrons of these massive shows at Instagram.This Vinyl Revolution show will feature 50 dealer tables, presenting the best in record purveyors from all over the east coast. There will be all genres of music available, from jazz to rock to pop to comedy to whatever else you can think of – the show is so large that it will take two rooms to contain all the vendors. Highlights include raffles for prizes and concert tickets, and the first appearance by vendor Steve Lobmeier, who will offer his revolutionary VPI record cleaning machine. Food and drinks will be available at the NYCB concessions areas, and, as with all NYCB Theatre events, parking is free. For more information, call (516) 306-4143.

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Hot Artists & Events Rocking The Area Scene

AA nn nn --dd ee ee:: M M oorr ee H aa ll ll oow H w ee eenn H H ii jj ii nn kk ss The beautiful blonde songstress Ann-dee is getting to be a Halloween perrenial. As a followup to “Wicked Halloween Rumble,” she has recently released a new song, “Rapping With The Witch,” which is available through Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Rhapsody, and other music outlets online; a video is on YouTube. The song was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Fred Guarino at Tiki Recording Studios in Glen Cove. Ann-dee first captured national attention by appearing in a video with “The Munsters” star Butch Patrick for the funny song “It's Only Halloween” in 2011.

Bumper Jacksons: Unique Folk In Centerport The Folk Music Society of Huntington's “First Saturday Concerts” series will present The Bumper Jacksons on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at The Congregational Church of Huntington in Centerport; info and tickets: Folding sounds of jazz, early blues, old-time music, and country swing into a repertoire of modern American roots music, this DC-based band has brought a hard-driving party energy to countless dance floors.


Butchers Blind

A Place In America (EP) Electric Giant Productions Who: Easily one of the area's major Americana bands, Butchers Blind returns with this new six-song EP, slated for national release October 23 on this new indie label. The tracks were recorded at Continental Studios in Long Island City, and mixed by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (Del-Lords, Bottle Rockets). The lead track, “Black & White Dreams,” is already garnering a great deal of attention. Butchers Blind is comprised of Pete Mancini, Christopher Smith,

AA rr eeaa AArr tt ii ss ttss :: SS ee nndd C CD Dss // EE PP ss TT oo G oooo dd TTii m G m eess M Ma agg aazz ii nnee ,, 3344 66 W W ee ss ttbb uurr yy AA vv eenn uuee ,, SS uuii tt ee LL LL11,, C Caa rr ll ee PP ll aacc ee N N YY 11 1155 1144 oo rr ss eenn dd aa uudd ii oo ff iill ee ss ttoo ggoo oodd ttii m m eess .. m maa ggaa zz ii nnee @ @gg m maa ii ll .. ccoo m m Brian Reilly, and Paul Anthony. The Artists & Their Sound: From the one-sheet: “Formed in 2009 in Bellerose NY, Butchers Blind was brought together through a shared love of music. With their powerful lyrics and driving rhythms, Butchers Blind have cultivated a sound that is thoughtful, hard-rocking, and uniquely their own. Constant live shows and regional touring hascemented their reputation as a solidlive act ... With the release of A Place In America, Butchers Blind take a significant step forward with their songwriting, performances, and recordings sounding sharper than ever before. Through this release, the band’s goal is to show listeners that they aren’t alone in the struggles they face.” The Songs: “Dead Horses,” “Black And White Dreams,” “Twisting In The Wind, “A Place In America,” “Ghosts,” “Only Love.” To Learn More About The Artists: Log on to

Pierre's Holiday Jamboree is a conceptual Christmas album featuring all original holiday music. The festive collection takes the listener on a rock & roll journey through the travails and joys of the holiday season – often through

Johnny Pierre

Johnny Pierre's Holiday Jamboree Mind Smoke Music Who: This veteran Long Island roots musicians returns with a new, holiday-themed disc that's quite different than most. The Artist & His Sound: From the one-sheet: “Johnny has been active in the Long Island music scene for the past 25 years. Over the course of his career, he has opened shows for such artists as Dr. John, John Hiatt, Hubert Sumlin, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Rick Danko, and NRBQ … Johnny

the perspective of Santa Claus himself!” The Songs: “It's Christmastime Again,” “Christmas Cards,” “I Wanna Be Your Santa Claus,” “Christmas Eve @ Santa's Workshop,” “Hey Santa Claus,” “Santa's Housetop Blues,” “Christmas Night,” “North Pole Hop,” “Have A Happy New Year,” “New Year's Party.” To Learn More About The Artist: Log on to, where a bio and more information on this artist can be found.

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he name of their new album is Last Of Our Kind – and that description is quite apt for the kitschy, fun, upbeat British hard rock band known as The Darkness. Currently on the final leg of their North American tour in support of the new disc, The Darkness headlines on Halloween night, Saturday, August 31, at The Paramount in Huntington. A more perfect act there could never been on a night known for general weirdness; tickets are at And when we say The Darkness is a bit offkilter, we mean it with the utmost respect:. From the first strains of their blast-from-thepast classic “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” in 2003, this was a band that was intent on making everything old seem brand new, and they continue to do it their own way – Last Of Our Kind's title track features audio clips from

THE DARKNESS A Wild, Rockin’ Halloween At The Paramount

more than 500 Darkness fans. The video, currently everywhere, shows 15 fans who got to make appearances on the clip. “Last Of Our Kind is an album of unparalleled beauty and power bursting with exhilarating riffs, magnificent melodies, and very high voices – as you would expect of these rock mega-gods,” proclaimed a

breathless press release, and that's not far from the stone truth. The album is the followup to 2012’s Hot Cakes, which saw the band reunited having enjoyed a well-publicized hiatus. As distinguished guests of Def Leppard, The Darkness destroyed The Download Festival in 2011, “then waved goodbye to their loved ones and toured planet Earth for over 18 months,” the band's press release noted. They rounded out 2013 with a celebratory tour marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Permission To Land, which features

“Love” and “Get Your Hands Off My Woman.” Ever cheeky: “Those in attendance at the Blast Of Our Kind tour will be awestruck by the new material and downright delighted by the early works as The Darkness rip through their repertoire of ruddy great songs,” a press release stated in perfect British parlance. The current Darkness lineup is Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain, and Rufus Taylor; if you haven't seen this band, you're in for a Halloween treat. If you're already a fan, expect the band to pull out all the stops.


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n October 30, The Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst presents singer/songwriter Jim Small – and his friends – in an original music retrospective, “Now And Then.” Tickets are now available at Performing for the first time at the famed small theater, Small will take the audience back to his roots with new songs and old stories “guaranteed to inspire,” according to a press release. This isn't Small’s first major performance, but one that has been in the making for decades. According to the artist, Small has been on a life-changing journey since his last album. At about this time last year, he was recuperating from major heart surgery, resulting from a genetic valve anomaly that forced him to re-examine not just his creative output, but life in general. It was the sort of experience that compels a person to confront his/her own mortality, and Small's response was to dedicate himself to accomplishing as many of his creative goals as possible in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. In the course of a year, he's already accomplished several of them. The first of those accomplishments is his new album, This, That, And The Other Thing. Fans who are already familiar with Small’s


LI’s Renaissance Man Headlines Studio Theatre previous releases – as well as his work with The Jim Small Band – will find much that is familiar – the intimate songwriting, the gentle and intricate acoustic guitar work, and the warm and comforting vocal performances of previous releases have become a hallmark of Small's work, and they're all in good supply on this release. What's different this time around are the lyrics. The songs "Not A Day Goes By" and "Talk Me Off The Ledge" give a glimpse into the introspection that comes after a life-altering experience. That's not to note that the songs on this album are written as first-person testimonials; it merely reflects the sophistication of a songwriter who continues to mature. This album could be Jim Small's Rubber Soul or John Wesley Harding, a possible signpost to indicate a major shift in subject matter and direction, with hopefully more to come along the same lines. Small's secret weapon these days is his son, Kyle, who plays keyboards on several tracks as well as having contributed to mixing and mastering the album and handling the art design. The second accomplishment is his new book, Heartstrings, a collaboration with his sister, photographer Trisha Ventker. This is not a vanity piece; Ventker is an accomplished artist in her own right, and this book is closer to her wheelhouse than Small's. However, the juxtaposition of her photographs and his text are at times haunting. The collaboration is seamless (as is often the case with siblings), but it is all the more astonishing in light of the fact that the work between the two was conducted long distance, with Small being based in New York and Ventker in Colorado.

While not directly related to each other, both projects are interesting bookends. Jim Small is a veteran performer and artist who has finally realized that his most valuable collaborators are not only the bandmates that he spent years playing in clubs and bars with, but also his own family; it’s a lesson that we all hopefully learn before our journeys are over. Small's own journey is far from over, but it would seem it has hit an interesting juncture, one that will hopefully continue to produce results as interesting as these projects have. As Small likes to say, he's been given a second life to explain his first. Small, along with his group The Jim Small Band, is the recipient of The Long Island Music Hall of Fame's coveted LISA (Long Island Sound Award) for outstanding contributions to 20 • Good Times Magazine • October 20 - November 2, 2015

Long Island's musical heritage. He is the coauthor of the book Heartstrings, and has completed his second book, Other Things, to be published in the fall. He has also released three albums of original music, and several of his songs have been licensed for use on the DIY channel's series “Barnwood Builders.” He has shared the stage with "Papa" John Creach (Hot Tuna), The Charlie Daniels Band, Bill Lawrence, Doug Stegemeyer (Billy Joel Band), Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter, Peter Tork of The Monkees, and Orleans, and conducts a monthly series of Songwriter Workshops at Sam Ash Music in Huntington. Jim Small's new CD is available at His book with Trisha Ventker, Heartstrings, is available at

Life Imitates Art In Westbury: From your TV to the rotating stage: The “America’s Got Talent” Live: The All-Stars Tour features


some of the most popular performers from the NBC variety competition series; the current tour stops in this area on Wednesday, October 21 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. The 42-city tour includes some of the show’s fan favorites, including Season 8’s favorite comedian, Taylor Williamson, Season 9’s powerhouse performer Emily West, Season 8’s comedic hand balancing duo The KriStef Brothers, as well as “junk rock” performers Recycled Percussion from Season 4. Recently added were shadow dancers Blue Journey and magician Smoothini from Season 9. Visit for more informatio, and to purchase tickets and VIP packages. “‘America’s Got Talent’ has

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been showcasing the country’s best talent for the past decade,” said Jeff Palmer of FremantleMedia North America, the show's distributor.“Creating a touring stage show that highlights the best acts throughout the history of AGT is the perfect way to celebrate our milestone Season 10.” ... You're so dirty: The adult Internet store conducted a poll: After the vast success of the book (and movie) Fifty Shades Of Grey, the company wanted to find out just Compiled by Bob smith; photos courtesy respective media companies

The Machine

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Welcome (Back) To The Machine: Returning to the area for what is becoming to be a yearly event, The Machine, the nationally touring Pink Floyd show, will will perform on Friday, October 23 at 8 pm at The NYCB Theatre At Westbury. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, The Machine will perform the recording in its entirety. They will also perform songs from the album Animals, as well as a variety of the Pink Floyd catalog, including deep cuts and obscurities. Tickets are $29.50 plus fees; for more information, call (516) 334-0800; for tickets, log and information log on to For this special show, The Machine will be joined by Adam Minkoff, who recently departed the band as lead singer and guitarist, on bass guitar. After an almost three-year absence from the band, singer/lead guitarist Joe Pascarell has returned to The Machine; heis one of the who was reading erotica.The founding members of the band, and performed with them for 23 years. answer: Almost everyone. With He’s renowned for both knowledge of the Pink Floyd catalog, as well more than 41 percent of responas his ability to accurately sing both the Waters and Gilmour vocal dents admitting they enjoy reading parts. For this show only, long-time member Ryan Ball will also pererotica (and 23 percent admitting form on lead guitar. The ensemble is rounded out by founding memto reading or seeing Fifty ber Tahrah Cohen on drums and longtime member Scott Chasolen on Shades), erotic literature is clearly keyboards and vocals. here to stay. "Erotic literature can For 26 years, The Machine has toured, extending the legacy of Pink spark the imagination as well as Floyd while creating another legacy of their own by selling out thethe libido," said Dr. Kat Van Kirk, aters, large clubs, and casinos across North and Central America, resident “sexpert” for Europe, and Asia. They have also appeared at music festivals such as "There's a Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering Of The Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and reason erotica has existed since Germany’s Rock Of Ages. Additionally, the quartet has shared the civilization began … Nearly every culture has utilized sexual depictions in one way or another." The web-based survey was conducted by an independent third party survey company of more than 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, and was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. "Sex Chat With Dr. Kat" can be found on podcasts through iTunes or; her new book, The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life, is at ...The state of journalism in the New York area certainly got a lot weaker after the recent deep staff cuts by The New stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, York Daily News; getting the ax Pittsburgh and San Diego Symphonies. were longtime staffers in media The New York-based band focuses on making every show an writer David Hinkley and music authentic experience performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd’s extencritic Jim Farber. Both were sive 15-album repertoire complete, with faithful renditions of popular among the best at what they do, hits as well as obscure gems. For more information: and huge influences on many other writers – including this one. Good Times Magazine • October 20 - November 2, 2015 • 21

Classic Rock

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Max's Is Back! It is now 40 years since the release of the indie single that turned the entire world on to the New York City rock scene, one which played a key role in transitioning what had been the glitter/glam scene into punk. Max's Kansas City was the downtown New York club where the

Max's album gave us three tracks: "Cream In My Jeans," “Flip Your Wig," and the roll call of the downtown scene, "Max's Kansas City,1976." The decision was made to release the lengthy "Max's" as a single, split into Parts 1 and 2, the A and B side of the single, something that James Brown often used to do in the 70s. The single took on iconic status as the first properly released indie single to come out of the scene, as well as name checking every band (as well as one that didn't even really exist yet) that mattered to what was about to become the punk scene. Members of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, and others all spoke of getting that first Max's album and playing it until the grooves wore

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From Rock To Pop, They Never Stop

Who: Joe Rock & The All-Stars continue to forge on as one of Long Island’s favorite live bands, a rock, blues, punk, and rockabilly outfit with a strong fan base and an even stronger set list. The Artists & Their Sound: From their official bio: “With a highenergy live show and impressive sound that covers a wide-ranging genre spectrum from rock to blues, punk to rockabilly, and so much more, Joe Rock & The All-Stars have been carving their path through the Long Island music scene for years. Led by singer, songwriter, guitarist and WBAB radio personality Joe Rock, the band brings the true rock & roll experience to life through an eclectic mix of original music and covers, playing stages from The Paramount to The Space At Westbury, music festivals such as Great South Bay and Oyster Fest, and many more. Now, as they’ve recently launched their new website, if you missed them on September 20 playing Dee Snider's Ride to Fight Hunger on Long Island at Lido Beach Town Park, mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2 (Thanksgiving Eve) as they open for Zebra at The Patchogue Theater. Built around the ‘core four’ players of Joe Rock, Lou Carrollo, Gene Linefsky, and Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza, the band is most commonly a quartet, but are available from Joe solo acoustic up to a 10-piece band with a horn section, female singer and more. The All-Stars show is high energy with lots of audience participation. Joe and the band do both covers and originals in a fun, rockin’ style that makes every show a party and always leaves audiences groovin’.” To Learn More About The Artists: Find Joe Rock & The All-Stars at their newly updated website,, or find them at Facebook, ReverbNation, Twitter (@JoeRockNY), Instagram, and YouTube.

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scene was born in 1965. By 1976, Max's had changed hands, from original owner Mickey Ruskin to Tommy Dean, who took on the brilliant Peter Crowley as the club's manager and booker. Peter had already been working with Warhol star Wayne County (these days known as Jayne), and together Crowley and County took on the challenge of branding a new, harder scene that had been born from the ashes of The New York Dolls and The Velvet Underground, who had started playing a new kind of rock & roll around the same time that County moved from acting to fronting Queen Elizabeth, the most fierce, visionary creation to come out of downtown

Manhattan. As the scene began to gain attention worldwide, a decision was made to record and release an album spotlighting some of Max's biggest attractions, including County, The Fast, and Cherry Vanilla, as well as the turbulent Suicide and the visiting out-of-towners Pere Ubu. Many had been waiting for something recorded by Wayne County, who had been signed in 1973 to MainMan, the company that Tony De Fries had built around David Bowie, but after mounting the ambitious stage production “Wayne County At The Trucks" for one night only at The Westbeth Theater (which had been recorded and filmed), MainMan cut ties with County, who continued to headline shows and attract massive press worldwide. By 1976, a County recording was long overdue, and the

down, when none of them had even come together as bands yet. After Max's closed in 1981, the Max's label recordings pretty much became collector's items – until Alan Hauser at Jungle Records decided to do what had to be done to make them available again. Jungle, which has enjoyed success with albums from Max's superstars Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, is re-issuing the Wayne County "Max's 76" single, Parts 1 and 2, in a limited edition white vinyl seven-inch format, destined to be a collectible moments after it hits the streets (after the white vinyl first pressing is gone, it reverts to equally collectible black vinyl). Plans are underway for a deluxe edition of the Max's 76 album to be released sometime next year, in honor of the album's 40th anniversary, the first indie compilation album documenting the birth of the scene that we have all come to accept as the soundtrack to our lives. Don't wait too long to advance order your copy of the historic single "Max's Kansas City, 1976" by Wayne County & The Backstreet Boys, and get ready for the big parade.

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Victoria Celestine: ‘Old’ Is Brand New

Coming off the success of her single, “Something More,” avant-garde artist Victoria Celestine has releasesd her third single, “As We Grow Old,” via PopWrapped. The sultry, energetic track is the latest off of Celestine’s upcoming debut EP. With synth rhythms coming back into pop, Celesstine is a new artist bringing 80s style to her videos, similar to the likes of Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance.” Having spent her early years growing up on two ends of the world – France and San Antonio, Texas – music became Celestine’s fluent language. With piano as a first instrument, she expanded her horizons by picking up the guitar as a teenager once moving back to the U.S., and has never looked back. Find the fast-rising Celestine at all of the usual social media haunts: Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Whores: New On eOne

Atlanta power trio Whores has signed a worldwide deal with Long Island's eOne Music, with plans to release a new LP next year. "We are over the moon to be working with eOne Music," said vocalist Christian Lembach. "They completely understand where we are coming from, and it is an honor to be under the umbrella of the biggest indie label in North America." The yet-to-be-titled new effort will be the followup to the LP Clean (2013), which was widely cheered by critics. Recorded by Ryan Boesch, the record sold out within a month, prompting the band to quickly release a second pressing. Clean is now on its fourth pressing. The band will also set out on a chunk of tour dates throughout October.

right out from under me again. I took my experience and fear and turned it into fuel. I had to change to survive. As women, we are all sometimes put in difficult situations that demand that the love and support of our sisterhood. I believe if we continue to support and lift each other up as women and a community we will thrive!" Learn more about her makeup and new EP at; find her on social media.

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Her Holiday Album Is Already Here

The Christmas album season (as noted in our “Country” column in this issue) certainly seems to be coming early for genre artists this


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Linley’s Makeup Line

As a recording artist, she couldn't be hotter, and that seems to count in more ways than one: Meghan Linsey recently added Beliver By Meghan Linsey – a makeup collection brand – to her portfolio. Her collaboration with Previse and Modern Minerals introduces makeup created with natural ingredients. "The Believer collection is not just a beauty brand," says Linsey, who recently released her six-track soulful pop Believer EP. "It is part of my vision to use music, beauty, and fashion as a platform to support and empower women, and spread a message of love to all. Beauty is not skin deep, it's about glowing from the inside out. Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand." "Over the years, I have had many ups and downs and some major setbacks," she continued. "I went from having nothing, to having it all … then having the rug pulled

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year. Grammy Award-winning singer/ songwriter LeAnn Rimes released her new Christmas album, Today is Christmas, last week. The album was recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Recording Studios and Sunset Sound Studios, and was co-produced by Rimes, Darrell Brown, and Niko Bolas (who in the past has worked with CSNY). Rimes also co-wrote two original songs for the album: the title track as well as “I Still Believe in Santa Claus.” “I try to remain in the Christmas spirit all year long,” said Rimes, “so I am hoping my fans will be right Sarah there with me – Bareilles singing all the way into the New Year ... I was able to collaborate with some incredibly talented vocalists and musicians to make this amazing record, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Rimes will perform many of the songs on her Christmas tour; learn more at

Bareilles’ Tasty Sounds: Sara’s Hot ‘Waitress’

Sara Bareilles has taken quite a bit of time to release a new album – but now she's back with What's Inside: Songs From Waitress, which features songs from the upcoming Broadway musical Waitress, for which she wrote both music and lyrics. The musical will open at Broadway’s famed Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April 2016. The album's first single, “She Used to Be Mine,” was already rising up the charts and playlists at press time. “I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical Waitress than I had ever imagined," said Bareilles. “It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself. This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I'm sorry, I'm not sorry.” Bareilles has also released her first book, Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) In Song, via Simon & Schuster. The book is a collection of personal essays which among other things, tells the inside stories behind some of her most popular songs, including “Love Song,” “Gravity,” and her most recent hit, “Brave.” More info:

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