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Long Island Cars’ next event of 2015 will be Sunday, May 15 at The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Ball Hill in Farmingville. The shows, as always, includes hundreds of custom and collectible cars from vintage to exotic; vendors selling automobile parts; accessories and literature; plus cars for sale. Acres of street rods, exotics, muscle cars, customs, antiques, imports, and classics from past decades will be on display. Show cars compete in more than 50 classes, with trophies awarded to winners. Display or sell your show car free with admission. For more information, including how to enter your car for judging, call (631) 567-5898 or log on to

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New York Guitar Festival

The 2016 New York Guitar Festival has announced this year's events, to take place at venues and performance spaces all over Manhattan from May 8 through 15. Highlights include a Mother's Day concert honoring Sister Rosetta Tharpe; a guitar marathon set amidst the medievel ambiance of The Cloisters; a NYCB Webcast live from The Greene Space; the launch of The NYGT Academy; artists including Elliot Sharp, Vernon Reid, Mike Bagetta, Sheryl Bailey, Valerie June, Ben Monder, and more; and “While We're Still Here, an “alt-guitar” summer tribute to living composers. For more events, schedules, and tickets, log on to

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Olate Dogs To Bark In Bay Shore

“America's Got Talent” seventh season winners The Olate Dogs will bark, prance, and even dance on Saturday, May 14 at 2 pm at The YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore; tickets are at The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent,” scooping up the $1,000,000 prize and headlining The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, The Olate Dogs are a highenergy, fastpaced canine theatrical act filled with dog tricks, human acrobatics, and humor. Tickets are $30, or $75 for tickets that include a special “meet and greet” option. Info: (631) 969-1101.

Hot Retro:

Paper Dolls Opens

Paper Doll Vintage Boutique is opening a second store in Huntington Village this month, following the company's first store in Sayville. The shop sells vintage clothing and accessories, and now also sells vintage-inspired reproductions in sizes XS-3X, upcycled accessories, and local art. More: paperdollvintageboutique, or find them on Instagram.

Melissa Manchester Adelphi University Performing Arts Center May 14 at 8 PM (516) 877-4927 The Grammy Award-winning singer and New York native will close the AUPAC season; she's best known for her smash hit singles “Midnight Blue,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.”

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The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters

Elayne Boozler Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center May 14 at 8 PM (631) 288-1500 Considered one of the greatest standup comedians of all time, Boozler is best known for her political humor and her love of baseball and animals. She seemingly has appeared on every talk show ever on TV, has produced and written five one-hour Showtime comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared on “Comic Relief” for years, and has hosted specials, series, and events. Hammer Of The Gods: The Led Zeppelin Experience YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore May 7 at 8 PM (631) 969-1101 Most area fans are familiar with this popular Led Zep tribute, but this is a show with a difference: The band is giving up control. Visit their Facebook page and let them know which songs you want to hear. HOTG will then compile the most asked-for requests to perform live at the show.

Arlo Guthrie Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington May 10 at 8 PM • (516) 767-6444 This show will be the last on Guthrie's “50th Anniversary of Alice's Restaurant” tour. The song – the iconic 18-plus minute account of the actual events in Stockbridge back in 1966 – became a platinum selling record (1967) and full-length motion picture (1969).

Queens Taste Returns For 2016

An array of world class chefs — specializing in a wide variety of diverse cuisines — will offer mouth-watering appetizers, entrées, desserts, artisan products, and beverages sumptuous enough to please even the pickiest palates as part of the upcoming Queens Taste 2016. Attendees — mostly Queens residents and business executives — will enjoy everything from the famous Ottomanelli hamburger and Portuguese paella from Jamaica’s O Lavrador, to mixed drinks from Long Island City hotspot Square Wine & Spirits, and sweet treats from Rudy’s Bakery in Ridgewood. At press time, more than 60 restaurants were scheduled to participate at this May 3 event at The New York Hall Of Science in Corona; log on to for further information and a complete list of activities and attendees.

Yoga In The Elements In Douglaston

A special program, “Yoga In The Elements,” will be the offering on May 7 and 21 at 9:15 am at The Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston. More information is available via, or call (718) 229-4000. Certified yoga instructor Mike Mancini creats a multi-level adaptable approach suitable for beginners to advanced students. Participants should bring their own mat, towels, insect repellant, and water bottles; preregister by logging on to the website.

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... & A Bit Of Brooklyn, Too Photo: Yoga by James Stewart

Jackie Mason: Ready To Rumble At Colden

The legendary, eternal comedy star Jackie Mason returns to the area with his current “Ready To Rumble” tour on Sunday, May 15 at The Colden Auditorium at The Kuperferg Center for the Arts at

Queens College in Flushing; ticket and info are at The prototypical borscht belt comedian, Mason blends selfdeprecating humility with his trademark abrasive arrogance. He's been in the business for more than 50 years and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down, as he’s still armed with excellent timing and a sharp comedy mind.

The Paul Taylor Dance Company

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Staller Center for the Performing Arts, Stony Brook University May 7 at 8 pm (631) 632-ARTS

This performance marks the return of what may be America’s most revered company: Paul Taylor has shaped America’s indigenous art of modern dance since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. This program will feature Arden Court, Sullivaniana, and Promethean Fire.

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Queens Theatre, Flushing May 14 & 15 (718) 760-0064 This renowned Argentine dance company excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping; drumming of the bombos; singing; and whirling boleadoras.

Pop, Rock & Doo Wop Live Tilles Center, Greenvale May 7 at 7 PM (516) 299-2752

Quite a lineup: This night of musical memories features Sonny Turner formerly of The Platters), The Flamingos Featuring Terry Johnson, The Marcels, Ron Dante (original lead singer of The Archies and The Cuff Links), The Chiffons, Gary DeCarlo (lead singer of Steam, pictured), The Chiclettes, and The Acchords. The Summer Of Love Concert Experience Patchogue Theatre May 7 at 8 PM (631) 207-1313

Relive the memories and the songs of the Woodstock generation in this show featuring the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many more. The band features Glen Burtnik (Styx, ELO, BeatleMania, pictured).

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out-of-the-box hit for Netflix … Of course, by now, “Game Of Thrones” mania has taking over since the show's April 24 season debut on HBO. The wild action series clearly is HBO's most popular program since “The Sopranos,” but with more younger viewers than the network's former mob series enjoyed – a fact that's utterly surprising given “Throne's” bent for sex and violence … Wiley Lowe, a counselor in the Florida area, is now part of the broadcast team (with Megan Harris) on WorldOfWatchesTV, aired live twice each weekend on DirecTV (it's also streamed on the website of the same name, as well as on YouTube). It's a far cry from home shopping network-style off brands,

Photo: Games Of Thrones courtesy HBO; Fuller House courtesy Netflix; Cougar Club LA courtesy PlayboyTV

Cougars On The Prowl: Against serious odds, Playboy TV's adult-themed hits such as Kate Quigley’s “Undercover” and “Brooklyn Kinda Love” are scoring big ratings even in an “alternative channel,” “over-the-top” broadcasting universe where Netflix and Amazon Prime rule the roost.


Playboy TV’s newest hit series is “Cougar Club LA,” which debuted on March 19. From media mavens who brought the TV world

Chris Isaak, best known for his massive 1991 hit “Wicked Game,” has remained a concert favorite in the years since thanks to his strong performances and one-ofa-kind voice. He'll make a rare area appearance on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 pm at The NYCB Theatre at Westbury as part of his

current “First Comes The Night” tour. Tickets are available online at, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or at the Westbury box office located on Brush Hollow Road in Westubry. Info: Isaak’s vocal style has

early sounds of rock ‘n’ roll. The last time Isaak hit these parts, he was touring in support of Beyond The Sun, his lavish twoCD set. As a child spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton, California home, Isaak was obsessed with the glory days of Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there — including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis — all of them discovered and nurtured by Sun Records founder Sam Phillips. Isaak acted on this lifelong obsession, recapturing the transformative hepcat brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-50s while also getting down to the heart and soul

garnered enormous acclaim and his hit songs have been featured in the films Blue Velvet, Married To The Mob and Wild At Heart. His hit singles include “Wicked Game,” “Forever Blue,” “Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing,” and “Somebody’s Crying.” Isaak’s latest album, First Comes The Night, was recorded in Nashville in the fall of last year. The album is Isaak’s 13th studio album; it consists of 12 new songs, and is his first recording of all original songs in more than six years. First Comes The Night is the follow up release to Isaak’s 2011 release, Beyond The Sun, his tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips, and the visionary artists who helped shape the

of his own deeply rooted musical identity. "I did this because I love this music – that's the entire reason," Isaak said upon the release of the groundbreaking album. "You gotta listen to the original ones – they're classics – they're awesome but you can have fun with them. These guys discovered this music for us and we had to rediscover it. There's no way to do it exactly like they did it, so you've gotta give a little bit of your own take on it." Now, Isaak is on the road again for his new disc, which was released in November and has been surging up the charts ever since. Learn more at

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Coming In With The Night To NYCB Theatre At Westbury

Fuller House “The Real World,” “The Osbournes,” and “Last Comic Standing,” this new series focuses on a mansion populated by five mature women who “are always looking to devour young men,” hyped a breathless press release. “Cougar Club follows an amazing group of women who are beautiful, fearless and unapologetically predatory,” Playboy TV’s Wendy Miller proclaimed in that same screed. "Women who are older than their male partners have a completely different power dynamic. Cougars take charge and younger guys are more than happy to oblige a woman who’s confident, experienced, and goes after exactly what she wants.” Early returns showed the new series is attracting surprisingly large segment of female viewers … Family fare, however, still rules the roost: The new “Fuller House” spinoff of “Full House,” featuring much of the original cast, is an

as “WOW” regularly offers discounted watches manufactured by real brands such as Seiko, Hamilton, Marurice Lacroix, Oris, and other luxury imprints … More home shopping: Yes, that's former ShopNBC host Daniel Green, mugging like mad as he’s hawking Gotham Steel Pans in those ubiquitous TV ads … Former “Home Improvement” stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn told they’re not against a “re-boot” of the comedy.

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Preview by Cody Bell

Captain America: Civil War

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansen, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Walt Disney Pictures Opens Nationwide May 6 Captain America, Iron Man, The Black Panther, The Scarlett Witch, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Vision, Falcon, War Machine, General Thunderolt Ross – and a reunion of Captain American and Bucky Barnes, his teenage sidekick, who now has become The Winter Soldier? Pass the popcorn, Myrtle – this one is gonna be big ... ... perhaps even bigger than Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the smash featuring the DC Comics favorites. As that film winds its way out of the mallplexes, here comes another round of tights and fights,


complements of Disney's massively successful Marvel film production arm. As with our preview of the DC film, nothing we can say can dissuade comic nerds from attending, even if the finale turns out to be all of the Avengers engaged in a Three Stooges-like pie fight. Of course, that won't be the case in this bigbudget extranvaganza, which rightly could have been dubbed the new Avengers film, but this time, ol' Cap gets this name on the marquee. And, just like the DC film, there's a conflict between the heroes, as this time out a political rift in the midst of the dynamic Avengers team causes the team to split into two factions, one led by Iron Man, the other by the shield-flinging patriot. Expect what you

Music’s Power Couple Returns To The Paramount

tive artist both on stage and on record. A fourtime Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five RIAA-certified platinum albums, three RIAA-certified gold albums, and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,“ “Love Is a Battlefield,“ “We Belong,“ and “Invincible.” Benatar was inducted into The Long Island Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2008. During the early days of MTV, Benatar was

much longer. Even after this film comes and goes, things aren't going to let up: Also to be released are Doctor Strange, another X-Men film, and the wild anti-heroes Suicide Squad, all coming out before the end of the year. Photo by Travis Shinn

at Benatar has always considered Long Island an important part of her life – she was raised in Lindenhurst before beginning her music career – and has been a longtime favorite in these parts as well. Now, she returns with her guitar master and producer husband for a special show, “A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo,” on Tuesday, May 10 at 8 pm at The Paramount in Huntington. A “Founder’s Room Afterparty,” as always, applies for this show; log on to for tickets and information. Benatar has always been a rulebreaker and a trailblazer, and remains a bold and distinc-


never thought you'd see: Battle scenes pitting superheroes against superheroes. Teaser: There's also a “special guest” Marvel hero that you likely also wouldn't expect to see here, but we won't let the cat out of the bag. Although Batman v Superman at press time had grossed a ridiculous $311 million domestically as we went to press, the critics weren't enthused. After the noisy and unfocused Avengers: Age Of Ultron last year, this series needs to both be profitable and a good film this time out; even comic book fans won't accept anything less than the best for all that

Rock’s ‘First Family’ Has Strong Long Island Ties – & They Return With A New Concept

one of the most heavily played artists on the music channel. She was signed to Chrysalis Records by co-founder Terry Ellis. In the spring of 1979, producer Mike Chapman introduced Benatar to Neil Giraldo, an up-and-coming guitarist. Giraldo began his career in 1978 as a member of Rick Derringer’s band after beating out 200 other guitarists for the position. Chapman felt Benatar needed a musical director and partner who could establish a more aggressive sound, and thought Giraldo was the perfect choice. In Giraldo, Benatar found someone as strong as her, someone who could match the same firepower, someone who could inspire her, while being inspired

by her. Their connection was instantaneous; it was, indeed, a perfect fit. Benatar’s album In the Heat Of The Night was recorded in 1979. This was the first time the world was introduced to Giraldo and Benatar’s enduring partnership and their rock ‘n’ roll love affair. The album, which included the classic “Heartbreaker” as well as the Giraldo-penned hit “We Live For Love,” went platinum. It was only the beggining of a union that has gone on to unprecidented success, leading to a lifetime of hit music – as well as a horde of loyal fans, particularly in this area, that will welcome the couple back for this special acoustic performance.

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While sensible folks realize it’s a long baseball season, you couldn’t blame some of the New York Mets fan base for being annoyed at an offense that seemed to be as anemic as either the New York City Football Club or the

SportsBeat With Lloyd Carroll

New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer as the 2106 campaign got underway. Wall Street Journal scribe Jared Diamond got off a great line about the Mets’ decision to play an early season game against the Phillies on an ice-cold Saturday night instead of the traditional (and saner) afternoon: “This could be the first time that a starting pitcher’s age (Bartolo Colon is 43) is more than the game time temperature (41 degrees)!” The New York Observer published a cover story two weeks ago about Matt Harvey’s contentious relationship with the local media. Harvey was miffed at how the tabloids made double entendre pee-pee jokes following the discovery of blood clots in his urine. Happily, the clots passed through, and he was fine. Harvey could have taken the high road and provide a public service if he had

Bowling With Bob Smith

The BVL Open Is Back: The 2016 edition of the Johnny Petraglia BVL Open will be May 7 through 10 at Farmingale Lanes; once again, the tournament will feature a Pro-Am that all area bowlers can take part in. On hand will be the legendary Hall Of Fame left-hander Petraglia (left), as well as a host of PBA50 legends and stars. Last year's BVL Open was won by fellow left-hander Mike Scroggins. This event will be the highest-profile pro bowling event in Long Island this season; it is in support of BVL, the bowers-to-veterans link that supports members of our military in need. For more information and to register for the event, log on to Mike Hometown Hero: PBA star Fagan Mike Fagan, a native of Long Island, will return to host his annual scholarship tournament on Sunday, May 29 at 10 am at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue. The entry fee for this youth tournament is $80; last season, more than $9,000 in scholarsips were awarded. One in four entrants will earn scholarships. A free coaching clinic conducted by Fagen will be May 28 from 1 to 4 pm, free to all tourney entrants. The clinic and a Storm bowling ball matchmaker session is also available for $40 for non-tourna-

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simply said, “I read the backpage headlines Curtis and some of them were pretty funny. What I Granderson learned is that everyone should see a urologist annually to make sure that there aren’t any underlying issues.” A sense of humor and likability go a long way with the press. Michael Cuddyer did not perform well in his one year with the Mets, but few writers gave him a hard time because he was always willing to talk with them in an adult manner. The same can be said for Curtis Granderson, who, seemingly as always, started the season mired in a batting slump. The 30th anniversary of the Mets’ last World Series championship has spawned a publishing cottage industry. Last month, former Mets pitcher the players are doing now. It’s not all roses Ron Darling gave his take and sweet memories; the book details how on that season with Game outfielder Kevin Mitchell’s 19-year-old daughter 7, 1986 (St. Martins was killed in her college dorm, and that he is Press). Now Darling is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome incurred getting company on the from all of the years of swinging a bat. For bookshelves: Veteran those who want to relive ’86 in vivid detail, baseball scribe Erik check out Matt Silverman’s One-Year Dynasty Sherman has written (Lyons Press). Silverman, who has written Kings Of Queens: Life many books about the Mets, gets the little Beyond Baseball With details down, including how Lenny Dykstra and The ’86 Mets (Berkley). Roger McDowell appeared on MTV with VJ Rather than give a Martha Quinn. He also gets a few of the Mets straight retelling of 1986, to admit the fear that they had for Houston Sherman visits a number Astros pitcher Mike Scott, and some admit that of players on the team to they would have lost a Game 7 to them if they get their recollections, and had to face him in the National League provides updates of what ment entrants. For more information, rules, and to sign up, log on to Herrill High Games: Here's a long batch of high league scores from Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. Thursday Sportsmen (provided by league secretary Jonathan Corda): Nick Caravella 278; Sam Quaglierini 277; J.J. Marotta 279, 277, 748, and 278-806; Scott Kutcher 722 and 736; Jay Nikol 296 and 728; Nick D'Anna 722; Wesley Tom 720; Dave Triebig 278; Gerry Gatto 277, 270, and 728; Doug Liquori 274, 279, 722, and 744; Jesus Paredes 289-735, 730, and 733; Drew Thompson 725; Steve Kaplan 733, 299, and 290; Bill Delawski 279; Jonathan Corda 290, 742 and 279-729; Sam Quaglierini 731; Eric Kaplan 723; Frank LoCascio 299-805; Denny Chin 297; Jackie Delawski 279; Nick D'Anna 728; Eran Edwards 289; Danny Marinaro 280-729 and 288-756; Ron Jesberger 297 and 279; Owel Ocampo 756, 279-733 and 279-731; Nick Filosa 279-279-817, 731, and 279; Greg Fujii 279-722; Eric Flack 279; Pat Bosone 276 and 300740; Scott Kutcher 270-733; Joe Morello 733 and 728; Tony Truglio 290; Gregg DeAngelo 278 and 279; James Christakos 279 and 729; Donna Doyle 288-736; Tony Scibelli 746 and 279-751; Jhun Chacon 299-722; Ogie Lawsin 278-778; James Nolan 277. Wednesday Early Mixed: Gregg De Angelo 300-816; Bernie Rosamilia 267; Aldo Dicocco 25; Gilbert Li 256; JoAnne Perry 601 and 653 series; Jeanine Musacchio 216 and 625 series; Bonnie Gortler 614 series; Sylvia Abanes 212; Ed Marquez 715 series; Michael Fels 713 series; Jeff Louis 265; Tommy Genova Sr. 258 and 753 series;

Photos: Johnny Petraglia, Mike Fagan courtesy PBA LLC; Larry Dimitriou by Bob Smith

Josh Kramer 257; Kathy Chernow 212, 204, 212; Cynthia Guarino 204, 201; John Marotta 741 series; Kin Ng 711 series; Boy Wagan 269; Silvia Abanes 217; Patty Genova 212; Jenninfer DeVoti 207, 201; Albert Habib 710 series. Chatterbox Mixed: Patrick Blaha 259, 257; Andrew Davidow 279; Rosario Migliore 255; Mark Aybar 264; Josh Magolnick 256. Chit-Chats: Denise Adam 206. Friday Early Rollers-Srs: Maria Varela 202. 8th Battalion: Pete Mastrandrea Jr. 741 series; Karyn Deem 203. Friday Early Rollers Seniors: Gil Lee 757 series. Thursday Early Mixed: Congratulations to Larry Dimitriou (right) for his recent – and eighth overall – 300 game. LIYBT Rolling: The March 20 LIYBT event at Port Jefferson Bowl saw champions crowned in Michael Regan and Daniel Perillo, with more than $500 in scholarships awarded. Results and winners for this tournament: Handicap division: Daniel Perillo $75, Zach Weller $50, Seth Knipe $35. Scratch division: Michael Regan $105, Pierce Field $80, Adam Glickman $60, Drew Esposito $50, Sean Walsh $40. Scratch eliminator: Drew Esposito $11, Adam Glickman $7, Pierce Field $4. Upcoming for the LIYBT are events at AMF Plainview Lanes on May 15, and the end-of-year invitational at Farmingdale Lanes on June 5. Information and entries are available at

Championship Series for a third time. The 1986 Mets were also the subject of a documentary that premiered at the 2016 Tribeca

Ryan Howard

Film Festival – The Best Last Best Plane Ride – which examined the delirious Mets’ flight back to LaGuardia Airport following their nailbiting 16-inning Game 6 win over the Astros. The Mets created such damage that Delta billed the team thousands of dollars, a fact that didn’t please no-nonsense general manager Frank Cashen. Philadlephia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard told me that he is a big soccer fan, and that he played the sport growing up in St. Louis. He seemed interested in creating a syndicate that would secure a Major League Soccer franchise for his hometown. There’s little doubt Major League Soccer is finally

poised to overtake the National Hockey League. A soccer franchise in St. Louis should do well since the city is known for being a great sports town, and is still smarting over the Rams returning to Los Angeles through no fault of the citizenry. Having a celebrity hands-on owner that Howard said that he’d be after his playing career is over could only help. The MLS already has teams in Chicago and Kansas City, so creating rivalries would not be an issue. What a great story it would be for New York thoroughbred racing if Outwork could be this year’s American Pharoah. The winner of the 2016 Wood Memorial is expected to be entered at the Kentucky Derby. The retirement of New York Jets offensive tackle and Freeport High School alum D’Brickashaw Ferguson, who played 10 years and never missed a game in that time period, did not get the attention it deserved. His play slipped a bit last year, and the Jets reportedly wanted him to take a cut in pay ostensibly so that they could re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Ferguson said that the Jets’ public discussion of reworking his contract did not affect his decision, as he was thinking about calling it quits. I think that he was being diplomatic and did not want to burn any bridges with the only employer he had in his distinguished NFL career. WFAN afternoon talk show host Mike Francesa had his icon status reaffirmed with a profile in the entertainment industry glossy trade weekly, The Hollywood Reporter.

Photos: Ryan Howard, Curtis Granderson, Mike Francesa by Bob Smith

Jordan Spieth, considered America’s most promising gold star since Tiger Woods, had to settle for second place tie with Lee Westwood at the Masters after an up-anddown final round. The winner was relatively unheralded Danny Willett from Great Britain. The best story of the Masters, however, was the uexpected performance of 58-year-old Bernhard Langer, who was in contention for the green jacket until he fell back to earth with a six-over-par final round. The oldest person to ever win a golf major was the late Julius Boros, who won the PGA Championship in 1968 at age 48.

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Tuesday, May 3


E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Karaoke Jack Halyard's American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay): Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Original Music Showcase: The Vinyl Plane / Revel 9 / Sweet Tooth / Dellacoma La Bussola Restaurante (Glen Cove): Music & Comedy Night: Talia Reese / Paul Bond / Peter Mazzeo Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): The Grand Central / DJ Cowboy Ben-E Paddy's Loft (Massapequa): JDL Puglia's (Garden City): Body & Soul Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon): Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by David Jon Paisley BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point): Open Mic & Jam hosted by The Johnny Mac Band Katie's Of Smithtown: Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli Pour House (Holbrook): Bobby Dee's Open Mic & Jam Shandon Court (East Islip): Ward Cloughen NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Local H Mercury Lounge (NYC): Juranimal / Rivergazer

Wednesday, May 4

Your Guide To Local Events Nassau

Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove): Jerry Costanzo And His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam hosted by The Johnny Mac Band Homestead (Oyster Bay): Open Mic w/"Big Daddy" John Struck Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Wonderous Stories Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington): Conversations From Main Street: Bill Ayres & Jen Chapin / Music Club Of Port Washington Manning's (Carle Place): Phil Smith Mickey Malone's (Floral Park): Open Jam Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Nutty Irishman (Farmigdale): Build The Band Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport): Country Wednesdays Suite 1828 (Merrick): Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Sunset Grill (Seaford): Blues At Sunset: Open Jam With The Sunset Boyz Suffolk Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Marc Phillip BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella & Company Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Country Night Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Paint Night / Jam Night / Karaoke Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music

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(Huntington): Open Blues/Jazz Jam Patchogue Theatre: Library In The Lobby: Kimberly Rae Miller Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Red River Inn (Yaphank): Karaoke Revolution (Amityville): Blue Movie / The Haunting / Corvaa / Terra Stigma Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Night NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Elephant Revival Mercury Lounge (NYC): Tom Odell / Joseph / Liza Anne Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): Drive (Cars Tribute)

Thursday, May 5

Nassau Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Country Night Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): A Witch's Brew Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore) Live Band Karaoke / Soul Mantra (Carlos Santana Tribute) Hub (Island Park): Open Mic With Benoir Lounge At The Space At Westbury: Valerie Rose & The Thorns / Geri DeJohn Band / Sunless Daze Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Open Mic NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Chris Isaak R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Buzzards Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Suffolk Bar Louie (Commack): Live Music

BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Karaoke Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Frank O'Brien Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Acoustic Thursdays Niesen 347 (Saint James): Nisen 347 Thursdays Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Live Music Paramount (Huntington): Bush / The Dose Red River Inn (Yaphank): E3 Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Live Jazz Treme (Islip): Young Rebel Goombas NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): The Bogmen Mercury Lounge (NYC): Very White + Afternoon Men / Ryan Beaver Terminal 5 (NYC): Frightened Rabbit Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Classical Music Thursday

Friday, May 6 Nassau Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): Adelphi Opera Theatre: Die Fledermaus Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Soul Shaker D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): Superbad E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Fools For Kings Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Flashback K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): The Legendary Murphys / Drive (Cars Tribute) Featuring Mike Score Of A Flock Of Seagulls Living Room (Bethpage): 20 Highview Memories (Williston Park): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Persona Benefit Show For St. Jude's Children's Hospital Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute Band) /

Calendar Southbound Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Kicking Sunrise / Vavoom NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Generation Axe: Steve Vai / Zakk Wylde / Yngwie Malmsteen / Nuno Bettencourt / Tosin Abasi Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): Four Way Street Puglia's (Garden City): Hokis Pokis Space At Westbury: David Bromberg Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Rolling Stoned Sunset Grill (Seaford): The Natural Red Band Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Saw Doctors Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Black Circle Project / From Chaos / Op Effect / Ninjas Need Money Arden (Port Jefferson): Mean Machine Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Yellow Fly BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Bull Moose Party / The Brother Pluckers Emporium (Patchogue): 45 RPM / Rubix Cube Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Danny Mixon & Friends Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): DJ Epic Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Live Music Paramount (Huntington): Thompson Square Red River Inn (Yaphank): Yankee Rebel Revolution (Amityville): Uncle Ebenezer (A Tribute to Phish) / Reckoning (A Tribute To The Grateful Dead) / The Allmost Brothers Band (A Tribute to Allman Brothers) Sea Levels (Brightwaters): Brian McGeough Shandon Court (East Islip): 4 Shades Of Grey / Johnny Ray Treme (Islip): John Earl Walker Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Centre:

Your Guide To Local Events Joshua Radin NYC/Queens Bay Club (Bayside): Laugh For A Cure: Chris Roach / Jeff Norris / Dave Konig Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Peter Wolf Concert Hall At NY Society For Ethical Culture (NYC): Olate Dogs Le Poisson Rouge (NYC): Fresh Kidz Of Bel-Air Mercury Lounge (NYC): The Can't Tells / Avers Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Breakaway / Sweet Suzi / John Puglisi

Saturday, May 7 Nassau Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): Adelphi Opera Theatre: Die Fledermaus / Spring Dance Showcase Berner Auditorium (Massapequa): Massapequa Philharmonic Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Retrofest D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): The Seven Band E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): El Camino Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Hub Billiards (Island Park): Bad Angel Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Deejays K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): The Electrix (Grateful Dead Tribute) / Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Living Room (Bethpage): Live DJ / Sly Fox Reunion Memories (Williston Park): Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn): Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Tiger Rose & Halfstep (Grateful Dead Tributes) Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Big

Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): The Zoo / That 70s Band / Chiving For Children Party NYCB Theatre At Wesbury: The Whispers / Regina Belle / The Manhattans Plainview/Old Bethpage JFK High School: Northport Symphony Orchestra Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): Peat Moss & The Fertilizers Puglia's (Garden City): East Coast Savoy Tavern (Merrick): Live Music Space At Westbury: The Fab Faux Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Tequila Mayhem Sunset Grill (Seaford): Revolver Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Saw Doctors Tilles Center (Brookville): Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live: The Platters Featuring Sonny Turner / The Flamingos Featuring Terry Johnson / The Marcels / Ron Dante / The Chiffons / Gary DeCarlo/ The Acchords / The Chiclettes Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Drive (Cars Tribute) With Special Guest Mike Score / Captain Jack (Billy Joel Tribute) Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Hammer Of The Gods (Led Zeppelin Tribute) Emporium (Patchogue): Beartooth Flanagan's Pub (Lake Ronkonkoma): DJ Tony Tone Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda Grey Horse Tavern (Bellport): DisBand Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Martha Clara Vineyards (Riverhead): Live Jazz

Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Stagecoach Paramount (Huntington): The Weight Patchogue Theatre: Summer Of Love Concert Featuring Glenn Burtnik Red River Inn (Yaphank): Dimensionon Revolution (Amityville): Prong / Magus Beast / The Hard Way / Black Dawn / One More Breath Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band Suffolk Theatre (Riverhead): Nile Rogers Master Class / Theo Legends: Nile Rodgers Remix Featuring Sylver From Chic Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson – Ray's Proteges Jazz Treme (Islip): Dave Clive's Nawlins Funk Band Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Deejay NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Nao / Mura Masa Le Poisson Rouge (NYC): Jessie's Girl Mercury Lounge (NYC): Stone Cold Fox / Del Water Gap Queens Theater (Flushing) Magic Show: Jay Mattioli / Jania Taylor / The Outerbridges / John Lenahan Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): August West (Grateful Dead Tribute) / Mike Tedesco

Sunday, May 8 Nassau City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Kenny Hendricks Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Reggae K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam Featuring Tim Smith, Glen Goldman, & Paul Karekinian

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Calendar Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn): Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Tilles Center (Brookville): Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Joe Carter & Wayne Sabella Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Groove Daddies Red River Inn (Yaphank): Jam With Jim Moran & Ed The Hat Revolution (Amityville): Long Island Unity Concert Shandon Court (East Islip): Tommy Mulvihill Treme (Islip): The Invaders Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Breakfast Music NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Black Lips Diving Bell (Sunnyside): Open Mic with Anthony Gibney Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Mercury Lounge (NYC): The Ghost Of Paul Revere

Monday, May 9

Nassau Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): Improvisation Ensemble /

Your Guide To Local Events Adelphi Vocal Ensemble Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Open Mic & Jam Hosted by Kenny Forgione Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon): Open Mic with Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Crooked Rail (Northport): Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Featuring Bobby Dee, John Dobert, & Johnny Mac Shakers Pub (Oakdale): Open Mic Comedy Show Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst): Open Mic Night w/Kenn NYC/Queens Bitter End (NYC): Jam With Richie Cannata Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Chelsea Wolfe Kitano New York Hotel (NYC): Open Jazz Jam Session Mercury Lounge (NYC): The Wet Secrets / Missyou

Tuesday, May 10

Nassau Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): Adelphi Concert Band E.B. Elliot (Freeport): Karaoke Jack Halyard's American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay): Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio

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K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Original Music Showcase: The Stoller Brothers / Last Charge Of The Lighthorse / Valerie Rose & The Thorns Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington): Arlo Guthrie Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): The Joe Bayer Band / DJ Cowboy Ben-E Paddy's Loft (Massapequa): JBL Puglia's (Garden City): Body & Soul Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park): Jazz Jam Session Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon): Acoustic Open Mic Nite hosted by David Jon Paisley BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic Crooked Rail (Northport): Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point): Open Mic & Jam hosted by The Johnny Mac Band Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Open Mic Katie's of Smithtown: Open Jam With George Cintron & Rob DeMartino Paramount (Huntington): Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo (Acoustic) Patchogue Theatre: Girls With Guitars 4:Maddie & Tae / CAM / Brooke Eden / Tara Thompson / Olivia Lane Shandon Court (East Islip): Ward Cloughen Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Crystal Fighters

Mercury Lounge (NYC): Bishop

Wednesday, May 11 Nassau Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Don Lorenzo's Restaurant & Lounge (Glen Cove): Jerry Costanzo & His Trio Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Homestead (Oyster Bay): Open Mic with "Big Daddy" John Struck Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Wonderous Stories Manning's (Carle Place): Phil Smith Mickey Malone's (Floral Park): Open Jam Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Build The Band Suite 1828 (Merrick): Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Open Mic & Jam Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Marc Phillip BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam hosted by The Johnny Mac Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella & Company Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Country Night


Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Paint Night / Jam Night/ Karaoke Paramount (Huntington): Bullet For My Valentine/ Asking Alexandria / Cane Hill Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington): Open Blues/Jazz Jam Revolution (Amityville): Devil You Know / Oni / The Haunting / Life After Death / Sisa Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Night Stadium (Bohemia): The Cogs Singles Open Jam Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Deejay NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Half Moon Run Hotel Chantelle (NYC): Jazz Night: Heather Holloway & The Heebie Jeebies Mercury Lounge (NYC): The Kickback / Beecher's Fault Terminal 5 (NYC): Zhu Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Drinkable Arts

Thursday, May 12 Nassau

Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Jazz & Sushi Night Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Country Night Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Trivia Night With DJ Greg E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): A Witch's Brew Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Acoustic Open Mic with Frank Walker Holiday Inn (Carle Place): Salsa Night Hub (Island Park): Open Mic With Benoir Hudson's Mill (Massapequa): Brian McGeough K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Live Band Karaoke / FM (Steely Dan Tribute) Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Open MIc Space At Westbury: Iris DeMent / Loudon Wainwright III Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin): Open Mic Night Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Joe Loveheart Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Suffolk American Legion Post #22 (Babylon): Durham County Poets Bar Louie (Commack): Live Music BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Karaoke Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Frank O'Brien & Tim Givins Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Acoustic Thursdays Niesen 347 (Saint James): Nisen 347 Thursdays One Main (Babylon): Live Music Patchogue Theatre: Blood Sweat & Tears Featuring Bo Bice Red River Inn (Yaphank): E3 Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Louie Anderson Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Treme (Islip): Belucci Buddies NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Floating Points Mercury Lounge (NYC): U.S. Girls Terminal 5 (NYC): Zhu

Friday, May 13 Nassau

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): The Me Nobody Knows /

Your Guide To Local Events Adelphi Percussion Ensemble Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Cruecified (Motley Crue Tribute) D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): ReWined / Bayside Reunion E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Noiz Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Acoustic Blue Hub Billiards (Island Park): Kailu Daisenso K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Decadia / The Mystic Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Music Living Room (Bethpage): Disco Unlimited Memories (Williston Park): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): High School Football Heroes / Us Vs / Go Big / Llama Tsunami / The American Myth Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): O El Amor / The Mulvihill Duo Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Drop Dead Sexy / Flavorwire NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Abba The Concert Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Live Music / Live Comedy Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): Wonderous Stories Puglia's (Garden City): Jet Stream Savoy Tavern (Merrick): Live Music Sunset Grill (Seaford): Rockin' 45s Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Weisstock Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Hat Trick Tilles Center (Brookville): John Pizzarelli Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Tribute Bands: Theater Of Pain / Iron Fist / Van Hagar Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Peter Mazzeo & The Hit Squad Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Strawbs BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Oogee Wawa Diamond Club (Ronkonkoma): Ionize / DirtyBlack 7 Emporium (Patchogue): 20 Highview / That 70s Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Tony Middleton Trio Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): David Jacob Strain & Bob Beach Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Deejay / Just Cause Band Lily Flanagan's (Islip): The Suburban Brothers Band M.C.'s (Coram): The Carl Michael Band Northport High School: Northport Chorale North Tap (Mt. Sinai): Rock Nation Red River Inn (Yaphank): Bryan Mayer Band Revolution (Amityville): Foghat / Earl & The Agitators / Randy Jackson / Vixen Shandon Court (East Islip): Caution / Tim Huss Treme (Islip): Daddy Long Legs Blues Band NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Rogue Wave / Annie Hart Le Poisson Rouge (NYC): The Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air Mercury Lounge (NYC): Cafune / The Echo Friendly Rockwood Music Hall (NYC): Amy Lynn & The Gunshow Terminal 5 (NYC): X Ambassadors Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Archdeacon

Saturday, May 14

Nassau Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): Melissa Manchester BroadHollow Theater (Elmont Public Library): The Amazing Ivan Dawg Pound (Levittown): Mudd Puppy D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): Gypsy Felons E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Faculty Band Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Glen Cove Mansion: The Nina Gordon

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Calendar Party Hub Billiards (Island Park): K.B. Jones & The Contraband Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live DJs K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) / The Thirsty Dogs / Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington): Alan Cumming Living Room (Bethpage): DJ Frankie NY Memories (Williston Park): Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn): Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): School Of Rock Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): 12X / The Stanton Anderson Band Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): The Legendary Murphys Puglia's (Garden City): Sweetwater Savoy Tavern (Merrick): Live Music Space At Westbury: Dark Star Orchestra Still Partners (Seaford): Circus Mind Sunset Grill (Seaford): Uppercut Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Hidden Driveway Tilles Center (Brookville): Itzak Pearlman Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Jellyband / Miles To Dayton / Shecky & The Twangtones Arden (Port Jefferson): Platinum Star Beau's Bar (Greenlawn): Tiberius Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Hometown Heroes BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Hi Def Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Olate Dogs Bulldog Grille (Amityville): Live Music Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma): DJ Tony Tone Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda

Your Guide To Local Events Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Free Grass Union Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): DJ Epic / Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Live Reggae Paramount (Huntington): The Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air Patchogue Theatre: Clint Black Red River Inn (Yaphank): T.C. & Company Revolution (Amityville): (Late Show) Neon Knights (A Tribute To Dio) / Wildside (A Tribute To Motley Crue) / SMF (A Tribute To Twisted Sister) / Victim Of Changes (A Tribute To Judas Priest) / (Early Show) I Hate Heroes / My Sword And Shield / Vigil Antics / Suffering / Devoted Fusion Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Ray's Proteges Jazz Treme (Islip): Hitman Blues Band Unitarian Society (Bay Shore): Matt Nakoa / Kirsten Maxwell / Rachael Kilgour / Hank Stone Villiage Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live DJ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: Elayne Boozler NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): King Gizzard & The Lizards Citi Field (Flushing): Electric Daisy Carnival Le Poisson Rouge (NYC): Jessie's Girl Leif (Brooklyn): The Electrix Mercury Lounge (NYC): Horizon Wireless / Simo

Sunday, May 15 Nassau Adelphi Univerity Peforming Arts Center (Garden City): The Me Nobody Knows

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Bellmore Library: Gilbraltar Jazz Bellore/Merrick Central High School District (1290 Meadowbrook Road): Senior Pops Orchestra City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Cleary's By The Water (Freeport): Tiberius (Acoustic) Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Kenny Hendricks E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): John Rizzo K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam Featuring Glen Goldman, Tim Smith, & Paul Karekinian Living Room (Bethpage): Karaoke Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music MP Taverna (Roslyn): Brunch With Jack Morelli Tilles Center (Brookville): 42 nd Street (National Tour) Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Port Jefferson's School Of Rock Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Joe Carter & Wayne Sabella Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Gerry McKeveny Harborfields Public Library (Greenlawn): Northport Symphony Orchestra Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Live Calypso/Latin/Reggae Music Red River Inn (Yaphank): Jam With Jim Moran & Ed The Hat Shandon Court (East Islip): Tommy Mulvihill Treme (Islip): Sabori Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Breakfast Music

NYC/Queens Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Land Of Talk Citi Field (Flushing): Electric Daisy Carnival Diving Bell (Sunnyside): Open Mic w/Anthony Gibney Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Mercury Lounge (NYC): Fruit & Flowers / Weakened Friends / Barkhouse / The Glazzies

Monday, May 16 Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Open Mic & Jam hosted by Kenny Forgione Suffolk Amityille Music Hall: The Plot in You / Enterprise Earth / Zoume / More Of Myself To Kill / Onto Carthage Bartini Bar (Babylon): Open Mic with Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Gail Storm Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Shakers Pub (Oakdale): Open Mic Comedy Show Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst): Open Mic Night w/Kenn


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House Of Vans celebrated its 50th anniversary with events in 10 cities, and at this Brooklyn skate park the poetic rap icon Nas and Brooklyn’s hottest experimental rock act, Yeasayer, headlined this commemorative show for lucky attendees. Packed inside the industrial arena were lots of commemorative goodies and food, while the music never stopped. Yeasayer rocked the crowd for 45 minutes, rattling the floor and setting the tone for what proved to be a wild evening. Nas delivered, as

always, flipping through his time machine-like catalog of hits, displaying his lyrical genius. Leaving a lasting impression on the attendees, House Of Vans knew how to throw a huge party while showing its appreciation to its loyal fans. Any event this House throws is certainly worth attending ... or crashing.

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Review by Bob Smith

It was the second time we have noticed a phenomenon that seem to only happen for veteran rock/blues/R&B star Boz Scaggs, the same way it did at his NYCB Theatre show two years back: Scaggs announced he was going to perform songs from his newest album ... and the crowd cheered. Though not quite as blues-laden as the NYCB show, this Flushing performance proved that Scaggs and his eightmember band remains a soulful, earthy delight (and even managed to triumph over a horrific sound mix hat sounded just like a 1970s transistor radio, complete with an utter lack of bass and low end). Sound quibbles aside, Scaggs accomplished just about everything you’d hope from a performing artist, including not one but two encores, which shocked about a quarter of the audience which was already filing out of the aging theater. Of course, the hits were there (the classic “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown,” their clones “Jo Jo” and “Breakdown Dead Ahead”), but so were some great versions of blues and roots songs incluing Willie DeVille’s “Mixed Up Shook Up Girl” and Little Millet’s oft-covered “Rich Woman,” one of the best tracks from Scaggs’ most recent album, A Fool To Care. There are only a few artists who came to fame in the 1970s – Burton Cummings and Bonnie Raitt spring to mind – who are far better performers in their sixties then they were in their twenties. It’s safe to list Scaggs as well.

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England’s soulful signer/songwriter headlined this still-new venue for the first time, and Stone’s strong presence and riveting voice were apparent from the start of the show. Her sexy tone and rasp offered a hint of 1960s soul music, which is a huge influence on the singer’s canon. “Super Duper Love” and “Let Me Breathe” delivered raw, emotional lyrics that resonated with the crowd. Her single “You Had Me” was also a favorite here. Dressed in white, the singer almost shined off the stage when the lights dimmed, and barely seemed to break a sweat as she shook the walls. Stone hasn’t performed much in these parts, but based on this performance, she’ll be welcomed back when she chooses to return.

Electric Avenue Profiles

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Brian Reardon, the owner of the popular Monster Music in Levittown and a member of the board of directors of The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), has announced that former New York Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams – now a Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist – will perform with his all-star band in a special benefit show on Saturday, April 30 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Tickets start at $99, Bernie and a portion of Williams the proceeds will go to The NAMM Foundation. This show is sponsored by the sports memoribilia company Steiner Sports. Call: (914) 3071065 for tickets and information. An added attraction will be a “Q&A” with the former center fielder. All ticket packages include a free collectable art piece of the Yankees star, a one-time giveaway made especially for this performance; also available are VIP tickets as singles or for two, with perks such as special seating areas, open bar and appetizers, and meet-and-greets and photo opportunities included in the ticket prices; learn more at The proceeds from this special event will raise much-needed money for music education in area schools through The NAMM Foundation.

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Drive (Cars Tribute Band) Special Guest: Mike Score (A Flock Of Seagulls) K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore May 6 at 7 PM • (516) 804-9925 This cover band is only one part of a double feature at this famed rock venue on this special Saturday: Mary Beth Cronin, Cosmo Lo Cricchio, Billy Reutlinger, Lou Conte, Richard Honoski, and John Frondelli will welcome Mike Score of A Flock Of Seagulls (“I Ran (So Far Away)”) to the stage. The second part of this big night: The Legendary Murphys perform at 10 pm.

ZBTB: Zac Brown Tribute Band Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall, Wantagh May 6 at 8 PM • • (516) 783-7500 • Not only do you get one of the most popular country tribute bands in the history of the region – you also get southern rock favorites Southbound opening the night at 8 pm.

Miles To Dayton

Drive (Cars Tribute Band)

Jellyband Miles To Dayton Shecky & The Twangtones

89 North Music Venue, Patchogue May 14 Beginning at 7:30 PM • (631) 730-8992 Some fans describe Jellyband as a “jam band,” but their motto says it all: “It's not a jam band … it's Jellyband!” Also on the bill: The rootsy and original Miles To Dayton (above), fresh off the release of another fine album, and the retro surf twang of Shecky & The Twangtones.


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Rorie Kelly

Rising Rising Rising Independent Who: Rorie Kelly, still emerging as an artist, recently released this exceptional new album, which clearly is now the high-water mark for one of Long Island's most accomplished young singer/songwriters. The Artist & Her Sound: Where do we begin? Already a soulful and earthy performer, Kelly's baker's dozen of new songs are the most expressive – and accessible – that she's

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Who: Pluto Nash (Rob Reill) continues his array of indescribable comic book-inspired albums with this new effort, issued via streaming on East Rockaway's Tea Ticket Records. If

you want to hear it, you don't have to purchase it – log on to for free downloads. There are also a slew of YouTube videos if you'd like to find out what this quirky artist is all about. The Songs: “Oxymandias,” “Silk Spectre II,” “The Comedian,” “Rorschach,” “Dr. Manhattan,” “Nite Owl II,” “Silk Spectre,” “Nite Owl,” “Hooded Justice,” “Dollar Bill,” “The Silhouette,” “Mothman,” “Capt. Metropolis.”

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Arts Announcements

Art Arboretum Inspirations Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River Through May 22; (631) 581-1002; Women Sharing Art Inc. presents a multi-media exhibit by 21 members.

Morning Yoga Islip Arts Council at Brookwood Hall, East Islip Thursdays at 10 am through May 19; (631) 224-5420 Call to reserve your spot for this course, designed for beginnners; bring you own mat and water bottle. Spend an hour stretching, breathing, and strengthening your body through yoga practice; fee is $45 for sessions instructed by Lauren Adamkiewicz. Theater The Wedding Singer Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Peforming Arts Center, Oakdale Through May 22; (631) 218-2100; CM Performing Arts: The musical based on one of Adam Sandler's most popular comedy films.

Books Library In The Lobby: Kimberly Rae Miller Patchogue Theatre May 4 at 7:30 pm;; (631) 207-1313 Long Island native Kimberly Rae Miller (above) will discuss her book, the memoir Coming Clean; a question and answer session follows. 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. 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. 18 • Good Times Magazine - April

The Pirates Of Penzance BroadHollow Theatre, Elmont Public Library Through May 15; (516) 775-4420; BroadHollow Theatre Company: “Everyone's first high school musical” get the just-likeBroadway BroadHollow treatment. Anything Goes BayWay Arts Center, East Islip May 7 through 22; (631) 581-2700; BroadHollow Theatre Company: The famed Cole Porter musical. Anything Goes Gateway Playhouse, Bellport May 18 through June 4;; (631) 2661133 The 2016 season premiere for The Gateway is this lively musical, starring Andrea McArdle (“Annie”) and Sally Struthers (“All In The Family,” above). Visiting Mr. Green Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts Through May 15; (516) 868 6400; How two lost souls change each other's lives forever. Southeast Queens: A Musical Black Spectrum Theatre 19 - May 2, 2016

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Company, Roy Wilkins Park, Jamaica Through May 7;; (718) 723-1800 This “musical history book” takes theatergoers back to the days of innocence in Southeast Queens. Beau Jest Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through May 7; (631) 928-9100; James Sherman's romantic comedy. Cabaret Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through May 22; (631) 724-3700; Berlin's Kit Kat Club comes to life once again in this classic musical.


Memphis: The Musical John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through May 8; (631) 261-2900; Engeman Theatre: Inspired by the dance clubs of 1950s Memphis; Breanna Bartley (right) stars.

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(800) 838-3006; info line (631) 834-4374 This comedy/drama follows the relationships among a struggling donut shop owner and a variety of colorful customers who embody both good and evil in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Astoria Performing Arts Center, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Astoria May 5 through 28; Each member of a lovable, eclectic group of middle schoolers is eager to win the spelling bee in this famed musical comedy, featuring the now-legendary book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn. The cast

includes Heslens Estevez, Becca Andrews, and Stephen Mark.

Hair Nassau Community College, Garden City Through May 8; (516) 572-7676 The original rock musical is revived by NCC’s Theatre & Dance Department. Superior Donuts Bare Bones Theater, Northport May 5 through 22;;

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Irish Mythen Debuts In Centerport

Globetrotting troubadour Irish Mythen makes her New York metro area concert debut on Saturday May 7, when she performs during The Folk Music Society of Huntington’s First Saturday Concerts series at the Congregational Church of Huntington. The 8:30 pm. concert will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 pm. Tickets priced at $25 ($20 for FMSH members) may be purchased online at using a credit card, or at the door (cash and checks only). For more information, visit the FMSH website, or call (631) 425-2925. The 2015 East Coast Music Awards winner for roots album of the year, Irish Mythen has performed at concert halls and major festival stages around the globe.

Be A Star In Bellmore: Sweeping Talent Search Is On

Area talent of all kinds, pay serious heed: There is currently a search on for participants in a major talent show that could become a regularly scheduled event at one of the area’s top showplaces. These events will headine on The Bellmore Movies’ lavish live stage, and the search is on for all kinds of talent – magicians, comedians, singers, improvisational groups, ventriloquists, acoustic acts, and more. “We’re looking to do a talent search and show – old school, somewhat like vaudeville,” said area entertainment professional Gary Smith of New York Entertainment Club; he’s well-known in for his long stint at The Brokerage, one of the area’s top venues. “We’d also like to have a keyboard player to fill time between the acts, and be used when needs for the singers, and more. The emcee will be Rick Morgan, an established comic and producer from Long Island ... I see this as a great night out. I would love to make this a monthy event.” To get involved, call (516) 785-4234, or log on to to learn more.

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The Long Island-based writer Barbara-Joan Cummings has released her first novel, She Who Laughs Last. Cummings, a native of Babylon, has previously published fiction in Falling Sky Magazine, Poetry Express, and The Living Word. This book marks Cummings' first fulllength novel; early reviews have included positive press from Metabook Online, Daily, and other outlets. The book will soon hit store shelves, and is already available as an e-book at all popular web stores, including as a Kindle edition on, at, and more.

Ann-dee: Ready To Raise A Little 'Mayhem'

Area singer and songwriter Ann-dee – who has made waves locally in recent years with a series of Halloween-related videos and songs – recently released a CD single, “Dance Mayhem.” This new song, laced Ann-dee with touches of At Work At electronica and Tiki Recording Studios pop, was mastered by Grammynominated engineer Fred Guarino at Tiki Recording Studios in Glen Cove. “Spring comes with the hopes and dreams of the future where everything's all right,” said the beautiful blonde songstress. “This song reflects the season as a time for the renewal of energy and the life force through the expression of dance. Be happy, dance all day!” The single is also dedicated to the memory of David Bowie. The digital single is available now via CDBaby,, and iTunes; for more info on Ann-dee:;; and

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avid Bromberg returns to Long Island following a long absence when he headlines on Friday, May 6 at 8 pm at The Space At Westbury. Tickets: You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. When that company has included Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Mississippi John Hurt, you realize you’re dealing with a very special case. Bromberg was born in Philadelphia in 1945


The Unique Blues Master Returns At The Space

and raised in upsate Tarrytown. “As a kid I listened to rock ’n’ roll and whatever else was on the radio,” said Bromberg. “I discovered Pete Seeger and The Weavers and, through them, Reverend Gary Davis. I then discovered Big Bill Broonzy, who led me to Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues. This was more or less the same time I discovered Flatt and Scruggs, which led to Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.” The artist began studying guitar at 13, and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major. The Greenwich Village folk

A Rare Artist Who Has Made Blues & Roots Music Accessible To Millions For Decades

scene in the mid-’60s drew him to the downtown clubs and coffeehouses, where he could watch and learn from the best performers, including primary sources such as his inspiration and teacher, the Reverend Gary Davis. An unexpected and wildly successful solo spot for 600,000 concert goers at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in Great Britain led to a solo deal with Columbia Records, for whom Bromberg recorded four albums. His eponymous 1971 debut included “The Holdup,” a songwriting collaboration with former Beatle George Harrison, who also played slide guitar on the track. David also met The Grateful Dead and wound up with four of their

members playing on his next two albums. Bromberg’s material, based in the folk and blues idioms, continually expanded with each new album to encompass bluegrass, ragtime, country, and ethnic music, and his touring band grew apace. By the mid-’70s, The David Bromberg Big Band included horn players, a violinist, and several multi-instrumentalists. The current David Bromberg Band includes himself, also a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, vocals, mandolin, fiddle), Mark Cosgrove (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Robert “Butch” Amoit (bass, vocals), Nate Grower (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals), and Josh Kanusky (drums, vocals).

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Moon Tooth

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February 5 marked the release of Chromaparagon, the debut full-length album by the self-described “heavy rock / aggressive progressive” Long Island-based band Moon Tooth. The group is comprised of Nick Lee (guitar and vocals), Ray Marte (drums, vocals), John Carbone (vocals, percussion), and Vin Romanelli (bass). A fireworks display of melody and rhythm, Chromaparagon is more than that too – its progressive, aggressive sound is brimming with soul, riddled with hairpin turns, and delivered with the grace and swing of real virtuosos. Over the course of 12 songs, Moon Tooth mashes together rock, metal, and blues into a fusion that bursts with color. There are few limits here. Moon Tooth possesses the imagination and skill to swerve into whatever musical direction it wants. But this band wanders without getting lost; it channels its wild dreaming and black-belt chops into an album that drives forward with purpose. Frontman John Carbone carries forth the tradition of singers with the range and the courage to go for it. Like Jeff Buckley, Into Another's Richie Birkenhead or Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren, Carbone belts it out with a soaring voice that can command quiet subtlety as well as arena-rocking operatics. In poetic, modern-mythic phrases, his lyrics address themes of, in his own words, "trials, perseverance, victory ... answering the call of adventure, following what you know to be your true purpose even in the face of danger, uncertainty, and fear." "I made love to my ordeals / By light of holy fire / A lion rearing under ash / All the beasts of un-days loomed / And I saw Mars stand," Carbone sings on the song "Igneous." Guitarist Nick Lee (also the newest member of veteran heavy metal act Riot, now known as Riot V) extracts entire worlds out of his instrument. His dexterity is matched only by his soulfulness. Backing him are bassist Vincent Romanelli and drummer Ray Marte, who glide swiftly from tasty grooves and rhythmic illusions to full-on metal muscularity. Loosely speaking, some modern-day reference points include The Mars Volta, Mastodon, and Between The Buried And Me. But Moon Tooth is its own, unique act. Chromaparagon was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Moon Tooth drummer Ray Marte. The vivid cover art was created by Jon Contino. It is preceded by the band's 2013 debut EP, Freaks. To Learn More About The Artists: Log on to;;; or

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An Unexepected Demise: It is sad and incredible how many major, iconic, and not-so-major figures in the pop and rock music universe have died during the last several months. Now Prince has been added to the list; it was in this column that I not so long ago ranted about how MTV

studio became his primary concern. The music business had also changed, impacted by the Internet, piracy, illegal downloads, and other events that obviously did not please him. He managed to avoid the fate of his one-time competitor, Michael Jackson, but seemed to withdraw to more selective projects and appearances. His most recent major sighting before his death was playing onstage at The Fox Theatre, where he paid tribute to David Bowie with a rendition of "Heroes." It's strange how these things play out sometimes, as Prince joins the parade of deceased giants of their trade. As those of us who've been around a long time know, these are the end times for this type of lineage, with the new version of pop life producing different types of stars. A Bowie Book: If there is any author firmly associated with Bowie, it is Dave Thompson, the authority on the changes and impact of the Prince: glam rock 1958-2016 king. Thompson has a definitive array of Bowie books to his credit, all worthy reads – and now, in the wake of "Ziggy's'” death comes The Freakiest Show: The Armchair Guide To David Bowie Cover Versions 1964-2016, available via Amazon as a paperback or download. It is mind-boggling how many singers and bands took the Bowie catalog to heart, and the more than 200 pages of this book bring that fact home; it's a must for Bowie fans. I have the honor of sharing a page with Tina Turner, as we both covered "1984" (my cover was with The Psychotic Frogs, and included the entire "1984/You Didn't Hear It From Me" that first was seen and heard in Bowie's 1980 Floor Show on NBC TV's “Midnight Special” in the early 1970s). This tome encapsulates the decades of Bowie and how he changed the world of contemporary music; do check it out.

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needed to return to music programming, and ironically, at the moment I am writing this, they have cleared all their regular programming for a non-stop marathon of Prince videos. Along with Michael Jackson and Madonna, Prince was one of the megastars of '80s MTV and beyond, and the network made the right move at this very sad moment to let his music dominate the channel once again. Prince first came to my attention in 1979, when his hit, "I Wanna Be Your Lover," landed him an appearance on “American Band-stand” with Dick Clark. Even then, when Prince was basically an unknown, he was already quirky and enigmatic (and as I recall, Clark was not amused). Yet, things only got more pronounced with "Little Red Corvette," "1999," and more; the race was on, and from that point, it never stopped. Prince's film debut in Purple Rain made him an international superstar, as did his award-winning music videos which seemed to be in constant rotation on the wildly popular MTV circa 1984. He had a continuous string of Top 10 singles, and went on to score the first Batman film. As the decades progressed, Prince became more reclusive, more jazzy, and less hit oriented. He would show up on music award shows, tour when the mood struck him, and invest time and money in different artists, as his own record label and


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Booty-Shaking New Star

“#Selfie Girl” star Paula Labaredas has debuted her sexy, original “booty shake” anthem “Jitter,” now causing a national uproar on YouTube. On the video, the model, actress, and musician takes twerking to a whole new level; you'll have to log on and judge for yourself at The stunning model wrote the lyrics to the new song, and brought in producer Mark Grilliot to complete the song. "I was working on the lyrics for my parody video '#Selfie Girl,' and I needed a word that rhymed with

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as a member of The Eagles, has received many accolades, including eight Grammy Awards, numerous gold and platinum records, and sold-out concert tours worldwide. Henley is a founding member, vocalist, and songwriter of The Eagles, one of the most influential bands in America. He was inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1998.

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Adrienne Tooley:

Real Folk ... From NYC

New York-based indie folk artist Adrienne Tooley has released a new EP, This Was True Once, produced by area musician Katie Buchanan. “This Was True Once is an EP that originated with songs written in the present tense that soon grew to live in the past tense,” said Toolely. “It’s a record about loss, self awareness, growth, and the realization that old sentiments still manage to be relevant even once the context has changed." Learn more about this hot new artist at and all over social media.

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