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As the summer comes into full swing, it brings festival season with it. Ph o to s b y C a i tl yn C a st i l l o Although I may not get to chance to go to every festival I’d like to, I am still lucky enough to get my fix and attend some of the more memorable ones. This summer, after missing the first two yearly events, I was able to EDM attend Mysteryland for the first time.The wait was completely worth it. Nirvana Although the lineup was not as At The stacked as in previous years, the Scene Of With Richard Joseph Branciforte artists that did attend played the Woodstock perfect sets for the audience. Hosting the festival on the Woodstock Festival grounds in upstate Bethel Woods, the ambiance was that old1969 sit-back-and-chill feel. From the way that the festival is laid out to the intricately designed stages, upon entering, you feel at home. The entire festival is on grass, something that not a lot of festivals still have these days, especially the bigger name ones. I felt as if I was truly out in nature and didn’t have anything to indicate otherwise. In addition to the setting, the amount of arts exhibitions was incredible – everything from yoga to fire wielders to an immersive Mysteryland village. While not listening to music, there was a whole host of other things to explore, including a giant inflatable, Lido walk through, glowing environment. There was no limit June 24. This album really showcases Cash Cash’s ability to produce. to the activities to do in Having recently seen them at my school’s spring concert, I know they between acts. can perform live and have the right arsenal to do so. This album has Now, obviously, the main vibes from tropical house to funk to their signature progressive house sounds. part of a music festiThey always do a great job of featuring val is the music! other artists on their songs to give Some big names each song its own unique sound from all genres of and really bring together a whole EDM came Keys album nicely. It comes across to through this year, N me as more than just a collection of including Skrillex, Krates songs but rather a collection of The ideas where each idea is expressed Chainsmokers, in its own unique way through the Gramatik, Griz, musicality and tone set in Zeds Dead, Keys each song. N Krates, and That’s all the time I have for Bassnectar. now. Feel free to contact me I really liked the with any feedback at fact that there Until then, was such keep raging my friends! diversity amongst the artists. Every type of person with every type of musical background was there and that made the event so much more worth it. Each stage had its own unique vibe to it. The Boat was a giant ship floating in the middle of this sea of grass, taking the attendees away to another world. The main stage was a beautiful mix of old and new; between the lighting design and the stage design I felt like I was back in the hippie era at Woodstock with a mix of modern EDM. My favorite act, without a doubt, was Griz. As a musician I can really appreciate when an artist incorporates live instrumentation during a set. Griz does this better than anyone I know. Griz plays live saxophone over his songs, which have a funky, jazzy, dubstep flow to them. To me, it’s the perfect blend of musicality with the grimy-ness of dubstep. I speak for everyone in the crowd when I say not a single person could stop moving and jamming out to his set. Including throwbacks such as “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry and “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, the crowd was taken back to the 60s and 70s while being immersed in the sounds of today. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Griz, I would highly recommend seeing him somewhere. Honorable mentions for my other favorites go to Skrillex and The Chainsmokers. Skrillex played to the crowd very well, incorporating plenty of new bangers, including some unreleased edits, as well as playing many of his old hits such as “Cinema” and The “Equinox.” Chainsmokers I was also rather impressed by The Chainsmokers.Their set was quite different from what I expected. They have been producing some quality music as of late and they showed it off during their performance. However, whenever they got the chance, they changed it up and dropped some rather heavy bass music, which I was pleased to see. Mysteryland is quite a unique festival and I would say that anyone who hasn’t been should take the opportunity to go. Before I go, I would like to give a quick mention as to what I’ve been listening to recently. Cash Cash released their fourth studio album, Blood, Sweat & 3 Years, on


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Fireworks For July 4 ... & Much More

Here's a handy compendium of fireworks, festivals, and more, all surrounding the allAmerican holiday of The Fourth Of July: When most fans from this area think of fireworks, they think of the Grucci family – and they have many big events planned for this summer. On June 30, look for their lavish display at Connetquot River, in Oakdale (scheduled display time is: 9:15 pm); on July 1, 2, and 3 following the Long Island Ducks game at Bethpage Ballpark in Islip (this year's Ducks team features former MLB players Bud Harrelson and Lew Ford as coaches and Kevin Baez as manager); at the rescheduled TB Bank Celebrates America event on July 2 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow; on July 4 at the Montauk Independence Day Celebration at Umbrella Beach; on July 4 at the annual holiday event at The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville; and more Grucci events both before and after July 4. Learn much more and get schedules and details at More big bangs and booms to light up the Long Island skies: July 4 brings a huge firework show to Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh.

Best Bets For Area Fun Lew Ford

If fireworks tend to perk up your romantic side, consider this: A “Singles Fireworks Cruise” will emanate from Captree State Park in Babylon; info: (631) 592-9804, or log on to Limited to 100 participants (call early if possible), these cruises have sold out for the past several years. Those on board can watch the sunset, followed by an array of fireworks seen from several shoreline marinaa. A buffet is provided; bringing beer or wine onboard is allowed as well. The cruise sets sail at 7 pm; it's a three and one half-hour journey on the Great South Bay aboard Captain Tim's Northstar II. There are even more fireworks cruises: Regularly scheduled cruises begin on July 4 at 6:30 pm from 405 Main Street in Port Washington; for more information, call (718) 659-8181, or log on to This fireworks cruise on July 4 will depart from Inspiration Wharf and sail past landmarks of the Western Long Island Sound. On display will be ... you guessed it, Fireworks by Grucci once again. A yearly tradition is the 1861 Independence Day Celebration at Old Bethpage Village Restoration (picture bottom); for more information, call (516) 572-8400 or log on to It's an Independence Day celebration like no other in these parts, offered in the same traditional way it was 155 years ago. Attractions include a parade followed by speeches and ceremonies, historic trade demonstrations, Civil War era soldiers, and more. If you haven't yet visited Old Bethpage Restoration, these holiday-themed events are a great way to get to know one of Long Island’s top destinations.

Photos: Lew Ford by Keith Allison,; Dogs & Burgers by Adamo Photo; Fireworks by Sarah Sturtevant

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Louis' Legacy: Armstrong Festival In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Near Louis Armstrong's historic home and at the site of The 1964 World's Fair, Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival will be July 16 beginning at 2 pm at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Celebrating the legacy of “Satchmo,” headliners include Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, and Soulive; local acts round out the lineup, showcasing Armstrong's influence on a variety of musical genres. For tickets and more information: and

Melissa Etheridge Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center July 3 at 10 PM • (631) 288-1500 It will be a late pre-holiday night in Westhampton – but it will still be festive as this influential singer/songwriter and performer brings her “This Is M.E. Solo” tour to Long Island. That's not all: The concert immediately follows a massive fireworks display.

... & A Bit Of Brooklyn, Too

Beauty, History, & Authenticity: Celtic Woman Returns To Kings Theatre

Irish vocal sensations and worldwide pop music sensations Celtic Woman return to the area on Wednesday, June 22 at 8 pm at The Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Known for their elaborately staged, visually stunning tours and performances, Celtic Woman's mix of Irish standards and contemporary balladry has brought them worldwide acclaim and inspired a number of wildly popular PBS television specials on area stations such as 13 and 21. The groups is comprised of three vocalists (Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon, and Susan MsFadden) and a world-class violinist (Mairead Nesbitt) backed by an ensemble of dancers, a choir, and a band, performing traditional Irish tunes and inspirational pop anthems – all with the signature Celtic Woman sound. Tickets and information are available at


Discover History In Jamaica The King Manor Museum in Jamaica looks at John Alsop King on Saturday, June 18 at 3 pm; free tickets are at eventbrite. com. Learn about the former New York state Governor and

anti-slavery champion King in the farmhouse that was once his home for nearly 40 years. David Gary, the Kaplanoff Librarian for American History at Yale, will discuss King’s legacy and administration as well as those facing America in a grander scale during the early 19th Century. The Biggest Events At Area Performing Arts Centers & Theaters Photo: Piano by Chance Agrella

including Debussy, Beethoven, Chopin, and more in

Yoga In The Garden Flushing Town Hall July 6 Through 8 • (718) 463-7700 Morning and evening sessions are being offered for this special three-day program; call or log on for schedules, fees, and instructions. Piano Classics: Maria Kogen Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington June 29 at 2 PM • (516) 767-6444 Port Washington's Maria Kogan performs piano classics by some of the world's great composers.

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this free program; light refreshments and snacks will The Yardbirds be served.

YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore July 9 at 8 PM (631) 969-1101 Sure, you won't find Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, or Jeff Beck on stage at the Boulton on this night – but that doesn't make this night of historic classic rock any less viable. Original member Jim McCarty brings out a crack lineup of guitarist Johnny A (a star in his own right), world class bassist Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Billy Idol), John Idan on guitar and lead vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Myke Scavone. Expect the hits, “deep cuts,” and a lot of surprises from a band that just keeps on going and going.


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Summer’s Second Half

Here's a compendium of what we believe (margin of possible error, 100 percent) may very well be the biggest films of summer’s second half, as superheroes lock horns with sci-fi characters, fantasy gremlins, and aging comic actors in search of box office supremacy: The Legend Of Tarzan (Lionsgate, July 1): The loin-clothed vine-swinger may be a bit long in the tooth for today's young audiences to identify Ghostbusters

with, but here's a plus: As Tarzan himself might say: “Mmm … Margot Robbie as Jane. Me like.” Samuel L. Jackson's 46,464th action film of 2016, it would seem. The BFG (Disney, July 1): None other than Stephen Spielberg directs this Suicide fable featuring Mark Rylance Squad as a friendly giant in a world populated by ones who aren't quite as nice in this new epic based on the popular, time-tested Roald Dahl characters. Reads well on paper, but early critics haven't been particularly


its cast – “SNL’s” Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, along with Melissa McCarty – features women instead of men. It won't hurt if the comics are superb, but will young audiences identify with a concept that was a hit in 1984 – which, to the under-20 crowd, might as well a film from the silent period? Our pick for the biggest hit of the summer of 2016: Suicide Squad (Warner Bros/DC, August 6): Margot Robbie (again), supermodel Cara Delvigne, Jared Leto, Will Smith, and a crew of antiheroes with nothing to lose take on the worst scum in the universe in a comedy/action meld that will make the college crowd lose their minds. Batman even makes a guest appearance. Comics fans are gaga over Harley Quinn, and after Robbie portrays her, everyone else will be, too.

large on this one; frankly, we think the BFG looks a little Creep-E. The Secret Life Of Pets (Universal, July 8): A stellar, funny voice cast – Louis C.K., Lake Bell, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks, and more – attempts to show what cats and dogs do when we're not at home. As Donald Trump would say, this is gonna be huuuuge, particularly in the Real 3D format. Ghostbusters (Columbia, July 15): This easily has been the most talked-about film of summer 2016, since

The Legend Of Tarzan

LeAnn Rimes photos by Sara Hertel

ver the red-hot country music artist, LeAnn Rimes returns to Long Island flush to make a second headling appearance on Wednesday, June 29 at 9 pm at The Paramount in Huntington. For tickets and more information, log on to This Grammy Award-winning beauty is consistently in the headlines – sometimes in articles about her personal life, other times as the press seems to be agog over her when she graces the covers of fitness and beauty magazines, many times stunningly clad in bikinis. However, is that voice – the stunning, one-of-a-kind voice that made her a star while still a youngster – that is the main reason for a career that’s become nearly legendary. With 44 million albums sold, two Grammy


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Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards, Rimes has made her mark in the world of music. Unstoppable from the age of 11, LeAnn was the youngest person to ever win a Grammy Award, and was the first country artist to win the Grammy as Best New Artist. Rimes had her first national hit at age 13

Much More Than A Musician: Rimes Has Appeared On Dozens Of Magazine Covers In Both The Music & Fitness Categories

with the 1996 release of “Blue,” which remained at the #1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart for more than three months. She has had 42 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, and her version of “How Do I Live” is the secondlongest charting song in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart; the smash hit “Can’t Fight The Moonlight” topped the charts in 11 countries. Her last album with Curb Records, Spitfire, was released in June 2013 and was immediately a critics darling, debuting at number nine on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart and number four on iTunes. An album of greatest hits dance remixes, Dance

Like You Don’t Give A …. Greatest Hits Remixes, in the summer of 2014 went to #1 on the iTunes Dance chart. In 2015, Rimes released her third Christmas album, Today Is Christmas, which was a followup to her 2014 album, One Christmas. Rimes has also long supported a variety of charity organizations, including The National Psoriasis Foundation, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, and StandUp For Kids, as well as The Trevor Project. She most recently began her work with The Friend Movement, an anti-bullying organization. Learn more at

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Comedy Central hit “Reno 911!”; and the cult favorite comedy series “Stella.” The book also includes commentary from State collaborators including Keengan MichaelKey (who wrote the book’s forward), Chris Meloni, Janeana

Compiled by Bob Smith, who vows never to buy off-brand mayonnaise at a dollar store ever again.

Stately Comedy: The Union Of The State is the new biography on The State, the unique comedy troupe that boasts one of the most unique untold tales in the history of show business. It’s the story of 11 teenagers who met in college and formed one of the most prolific and impactful comedy troupes of all time; the story is told by members of The State, their collaborators, and colleagues. The 600-page book chronicles The State from NYU to MTV and beyond, and features never-before published stories and photos from the entire group, including Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Robert BenGarant, Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenny-Silver, Joe LoTruglio, Michael Patrick Jann, and Todd Holoubek. The title now available wherever books are sold in hardcover, softcover, and digital editions. To order a copy or find it at a bookstore near you, log on to the author’s website, The Union Of The State follows the members of The State

Garofalo, Mo Willems, Rob Corddry, A.D. Miles, Doug Herzog, James Dixon, Craig Wedren, the casts and crew of Wet Hot American Summer and “Reno 911!,” and more. The projects the members of The State have written, directed or performed in leave no degree of separation between them and many who are working in comedy today, such as Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Natasha Leggero. The book features rare photos and illustrations from the troupe’s 25-year history. It’s a book that will appeal not only to The State’s extensive fan base but also to comedy aficionados, showbiz biography fans, and those who love an underdog success tale, such as several famous admirers: “It takes some pretty spectacular people to form a comedy group in college, 11 people strong, and still want to work together and still [remain] friends,” said actor Paul Rudd. “It tells you something about their grace. Michael I’m sure they have their own Ian Black inner challenges, like anybody, but they legitimately from their time as classmates at enjoy each other’s company. They New York University in the late legitimately make each other 1980s to their quick ascent to laugh, and every single one of fame via their three-season, them are just awesome people.” sketch-comedy TV series on MTV Author Corey Stulce has been and through their post-MTV interviewing and writing about projects. It also includes histories comedians for more than 20 of the movie-turned-Netflix-series years. Info: @coreyshame or “Wet Hot American Summer”; the 6 • Good Times Magazine - June 28 - July 11, 2016 Photo: Montclair Film Festival (CC)


The Stu Hamm Rock Experience Revolution, Amityville July 6; Doors At 7 PM • (631) 264-7712

For years, Hamm has been the “go-to” bassist for more rock legends than we can count – but off the bat, we immediatly thought of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, the “G” tours, and much more. Now, Hamm, who has been named “best bassist” by several top guitar magazines, steps out in front with his own “Greatest Hits Tour.”

Badfish: A Tribute To Sublime Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall, Wantagh June 30 at 8 PM (516) 783-7500 •

It's Badfish's annual “Pre-4th Of July Rager” as the popular tribute/non-tribute band joins Jahstix, Wings Of The Whale, and Intona for a full night of rockin' fun.

Ricky Byrd & Deuces Wild • The Godfrey Townsend Band K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore July 1 Beginning At 7 PM • • (516) 804-9925

It's a night of legit national recording stars as Bryd of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts begins the evening with his new power trio – followed by Townsend (formerly of The John Entwhistle Band), who has become one of the area's favorite classic-style rock performers, at 10 pm. It's surely nirvana for serious rockers on this particular Friday night.

Club Profiles

House of Brews Opens in Port Jeff At a time when clubs are closing at an alarming rate, Kevin Sheehan and Craig Kelly from KJ Farrells in Bellmore are going full blast in the opposite direction. The boys, in association with a prime group of partners, have opened House of Brews in Port Jefferson , on the site of the legendary Village Pub. Their group includes Charlie Fast and John Smythe Jr, with Rose Morriello. Their credits as club owners is quite impressive. In addition to Farrells, over the last 30 years they have been involved in running clubs like Mirage, Glo, and Turtle Bay to just name a few. House of Brews will use the KJ Farrell’s model...good entertainment throughout the week plus an emphasis on a large offering of craft beers, as the name would suggest. Additionally, whiskies and specialty drinks will also be offered. Eastern Suffolk has long needed a

quality club to fill the void of club closings and House Of Brews seems to fit the bill... Initially, live entertainment will be 4-5 nights a week, no doubt expanding to the 7 day Farrells format down the road. Because of extensive renovations, House Of Brews will also offer a great local place to watch sports, grab a bite to eat, or just hang out with friends for a few drinks....And it’s walking distance from the LIRR train station. This is exciting news for all Long Island music lovers, so come on down and check out the latest quality addition to Long Island’s music landscape. You can contact the boys at kj@ or 631-509-3933 . They’re located at 1509 Main St.

The Legendary Mulcahy’s When Bill Mulcahys opened his club 51 years ago, he had no idea that it would become one of Long Island’s legendary icons. But over the years, the little club that stood on the corner of Wantagh Avenue and Railroad Ave in Wantagh has expanded to a good part of the block, now catering to more than 2,000 revelers at a time. Each club on Long Island has its own identity, and Mulcahys’ has been

on the home ship. The boys have done pretty well with some of the biggest national acts in the country, turning it into the home of Billy Joel Tribute Big Shot, and hosting dozens of big charity events, raising The Gang At Mulcahy’s considerable money for local charities, many of them crafted since the early 80’s by owner children’s funds. John Murray, who took over the helm Clubs have been hard hit over the in 1983. last few years, but Mulcahys has John admits he modeled the club forged ahead with a management after another icon, the Dublin Pub in team that includes, John, his son Mineola, one of the premier party Timmy who became full time 3 years clubs on the Island. In 1988 John ago, Alan and Ricky who guide the expanded to the East, then again in day to day operations expertly, and a 1990 and completed the conversion backup team of marketing, food and in 1994 with expansion west. By bar experts. then, Mulcahys had become a megaMoving into the next 50 years, club. Mulcahy’s will be expanding its John got into the business after entertainment owning a few neighborhood bars. has become huge for them and they From 1983-94 he was very hands have Rodney Atkins coming up July on, then went into a period of semi29th. retirement, only to return to the fray Also slated are the Paper Bag in 2008 full time. Players annual event, G Love, 2008, not a good time to be running Donavon Frankenreiter, and a host of anything with the financial crisis top notch tribute bands that includes in full swing, but John believes Big Shot of course. “Tough Times Never Last, Tough If you’re a Mulcahys regular, stop People Do.” Going against the wind, on by...if you’re a newbie, come by Mulcahys opened a Mulcahy’s in and discover why Mulcahys has Haupauge in 2007 and another endured for half a century. Suffolk location in 2006. Running Mulcahys is located at 3232 multiple clubs proved a big challenge Railroad Ave, Wantagh....516-783and they were closed to concentrate 7500 for party info.

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Muhammad Ali likely was the most important athlete in television history. ABC Sports used the nasal Brooklyn lawyer turned boxing analyst Howard Cosell to interview Ali before and after the fighter’s bouts; Ali’s playful

he did it just to maximize box office revenue, Frazier refused to accept that excuse. The Major League Baseball Draft doesn’t create the buzz the NFL and NBA do, but it’s not as anonymous an event as it once was. It’s now televised on The MLB Network, and MLB smartly holds a luncheon at its headquarters

jibes with the bombastic Cosell drew millions of viewers. When Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing to join the U.S. Army on the basis of being a conscientious objector, it was Cosell, along with ABC Sports boss Roone Arledge, who constantly gave Ali a national forum. In turn, Ali put ABC Sports on the map. Ali also is the most important figure in the creation of the sports pay-per-view market. In the pre-cable television days of the 1960s and 1970s, his heavyweight Muhammad championship fights Ali were beamed into movie theaters around the country; these were known as “closed circuit” events. Although big fights these days take place on Saturday nights, in decades past they occurred on

Monday evenings, since that was the slowest night of the week in the movie theater biz. That’s why the most famous fight of Ali’s career – his battle to retake the heavyweight title from Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971 – took place on a Monday. It was a battle of undefeated titans, and Frazier eked out the decision in a fight that went 15 rounds. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather were small potatoes compared with the interest in that first Ali-Frazier showdown. Ali was also a big fan of professional wrestling, and he loved how the “villains” would rile up fans, who bought tickets in the hopes of seeing the ring ruffians get their comeuppance. Ali frequently insulted his opponents in a manner that would make Donald Trump blush, but to Ali it was just shtick to create revenue. Sadly, Frazier never saw it that way. I attended a press screening of the 2008 HBO documentary, Thrilla in Manila, which detailed the last of their trio of fights. “Smokin’ Joe” spoke after the film ended, and was still livid over the insults that Ali hurled at him back in the day. When I brought up that Ali had always maintained that

With Bob Smith

release, The Forza GT hybrid, to be stocked in pro shops in mid-July, is the next step in the evolution of the Motiv product line. “Combining the control of the original Forza

impressive ability to produce both length and control, it is a crucial piece for any competitive bowler looking to excel on challenging patterns where angular balls react too quickly and smooth pieces expend too much energy and lose continuation. Tuned with a 4000 Grit LSS finish, the Helix HR shell provides the Forza GT with the perfect balance.” Learn much more about this and other new Motiv balls at Storm's Brewing: Industry leader Storm Bowling issued two of its biggest releases for 2016 on June 7, as its Snap Lock and Rocket Ship are both now in pro shops. Many bowlers who don't crank or throw the ball straight are sometimes called “tweeners,” but the Snap Lock is one of the few balls we've seen that's versatile enough to score well with all three styles. The ball features Storm's GI-15 hybrid reactive coverstock, as well as its proprietary RAD-X asymmetric core. I watched a bowler roll the Snap Lock and was impressed by how it could be both hooked (and it really does) and thrown straight (shockingly so) depending on the bowler's needs or styles. Our prediction: The Snap Lock will be as big a hit in local centers that the IQ Tour Pearl was four years back. Learn more at

SportsBeat With Lloyd Carroll


LaSala's Super At LIGBT: Michelle LaSala of Whitestone won her first LIGBT title with an historic victory on June 5 at Astoria Bowl. LaSala defeated Emmanuel EdobarOsula of Richmond Hill (who earned $500) in LIGBT’s firstever 9th & 10th frame roll off, 47-38, to earn the $1,000 top prize; they had tied in regulation with matching 225 scores. David Ruiz of Whitestone came in third with a 219, worth $350; finishing fourth was Sueng Yoo of New York City, with a 200 earning him $300. The Astoria Bowl event, a house shot tournament, drew a crowd of 130 entries, advanced 23 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,830 in prize monies. For complete results of the Astoria Bowl tournament and a complete Long Island Generations Bowling Tour summer schedule including Friday night house shot tournaments, visit An Ultimate Motiv: Motiv, one of the top bowling ball companies during recent years, has been in the news often during the past several months – but now is bouncing back into bowler's minds in a serious way one again as the 2016 summer new ball release season is in full swing. The company's upcoming

Steven Matz

the day of the draft; first-round picks, retired players, and former executives attend. Former New York Mets outfielder Jason Bay attended that draft event, and told me that he is happy being a bad soccer coach for young girls in the Seattle area. Bay played hard for the Mets, maybe a bit too hard; he ran into walls while

Photos: LLIGBT winner courtesy LIGBT; Storm Lock courtesy Storm Bowling; Motiv Forza GT courtesy Motiv Bowling

with the continuation and hitting power of a pearl, the Forza GT provides easy length with incredible consistency downlane,” touted the company in a press release. “The new Helix HR (Hybrid Reactive) coverstock provides the Forza GT with the proper amount of traction for medium oil conditions. Because it has the

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Famously Single

going all out to make catches, which led to both concussions and boos from the Citi Field faithful when he failed to hit anything close to what everyone expected from his four-year, $66 million contract. “I won’t use the injuries as an excuse,” said Bay. “I don’t have a problem with Mets fans feeling as they do. I simply didn’t produce.” Congratulations to New York Yankees media director Jason Zillo for completing another HOPE (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) Week. This was the eighth year that Zillo, his staff, and other Yankees personnel visited worthy organizations, most of them very small, that work to improve the lives of others while getting very little if anything in return economically. This event has become the gold standard of professional sports team community outreach.

Photos: Steven Matz by Bob Smith; Carmello Anthony courtesy NBA Headshots; Famously Single courtesy E! Entertainment/Brandon Hickman

NHL executives can’t be happy about the fact that The Tony Awards on CBS earned higher ratings than Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, which aired on NBC at the same time. Sure, the Hamilton juggernaut had something to do with increased viewership, but it’s a stark reminder to NHL team PR officials (hello, Islanders) that they should be more welcoming to the media. Hockey is still a niché sport. Former NFL running back Willis McGahee is a cast members on E!’s new relationship show, “Famously Single,” airing Tuesdays at 10 pm. When I mentioned to him at a press event for the show that he upset a lot of New York Jets fans by having some of his best games in his career the Jets, he smiled and proclaimed: “I always loved playing against them!” New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant will battle at the box office this summer. Carmelo has a role in the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film,

while Kobe has a cameo in the Ghostbusters reboot. The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau was present in Manhattan earlier this month to promote its beaches, wineries, and other tourist attractions to the press. As part of the presentation, the LICVB showed images of great athletes who grew up in Long Island, including basketball legend Julius Erving and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz. Long Island is glorious in the summer, but if you can handle the intense dry heat of California’s Palm Springs area, The La Quinta Resort & Golf Club (a Waldorf-Astoria resort) has bargain rates. I would advise hitting the links as early in the morning as possible.

Carmello Anthony

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Tuesday, June 28

Nassau Jack Halyard's American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay): Open Mic Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport): DJ Tommy Nappi K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Jen's Birthday Bash: 42nd & Nelson / Blue Velvo / Jimmy Of Craving Strange MaliBlue (Lido Beach): Jahstix Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): The Bag Lady Bag Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Live Country Night / Dueling DJs Paddy's Loft (Massapequa): JDL Reel (East Rockaway): Moonlight Ramblers Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): Rockin' 45s Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon): Acoustic Open Mic Night hosted by David Jon Paisley BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): Caravan Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point): Open Mic & Jam Hosted By The Johnny Mac Band Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Open Mic Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage/Heckscher Park (Huntington): You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown Katie's Of Smithtown: Tuesday Night Live: George Cintron & Bobby Rondinelli K.J. Farrell's House Of Brews (Port Jefferson): Open Jam With Jeff Regan Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Tommy Maxwell Oar Steak & Seafood Grille (Patchogue): Freddy Monday Paramount (Huntington): Soul Asylum /

Your Guide To Local Events The English Beat Pour House (Holbrook): Bobby Dee's Open Mic & Jam Revolution (Amityville): The Toasters / Crisis Crayons / Wings Of The Whale / Short Notice Shandon Court (East Islip): Ward Cloughen Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Phoenix Chapter / Julia King Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Caravan Velvet Lounge (East Setauket): Open Mic Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Elegancia De La Salsa NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Roma Renia (Nina Simone Tribute) Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): The Bronx Horns Shrine World Music Venue (NYC): Squirrels From Hell

Wednesday, June 29 Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Live Music Big Daddy's (Massapequa): Karen Bella Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment BLVD Bar & Grill (Massapequa Park): Sal The Singer Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Karaoke Night With DJ Greg Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam Hosted By The Johnny Mac Band Homestead (Oyster Bay): Open Mic Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport): Ace Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Country Music Originals Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Dave Diamond

Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington): Piano Classics: Maria Kogan MaliBlue (Lido Beach): Wonderous Stories Manning's (Carle Place): Phil Smith Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Modern Trigger / Alset Alokin / Grampfather / TBA Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Build The Band Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport): Country Wednesdays Patio (Freeport): John Kelvin Reel (East Rockaway): Then & Now R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Usual Suspects Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): First Impression Suite 1828 (Merrick): Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Sunset Grill (Seaford): Open Jam With The Sunset Boyz Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Suburban Zombie / Mute The Messiah / Flight Risk / TBA Amityville Music Hall: Myka Relocate / Light Up The Sky / Out Came The Wolves / Call It Home / The Fallen Prodigy / Onto Carthage Beau's Bar (Greenlawn): Heavy Open Jam Hosted By Steve Urban Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Marc Phillip Bobbique (Patchogue): Bobby Nathan Jam BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): New Life Crisis FatFish (Bay Shore): Ahmad Ali Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella & Company Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Lis & Jim Oar Steak & Seafood Grille (Patchogue): Keith McGuire Paramount (Huntington): LeAnn Rimes Park Avenue Studios/Briggs Music (Huntington): Open Blues/Jazz Jam Port Jeff Brewing Company: Live Music Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic hosted by Johnny B. Red River Inn (Yaphank): Karaoke Revolution (Amityville): Bad Feelings / Will Jay / Round2Crew / Dylan Holland / Zach Matari / Ben Hazlewood / The House On Cliff / Rivers Monroe Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Night Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Karaoke / The New Apollos Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): New Life Crisis Treme (Islip): The Atomic Red Hots Velvet Lounge (East Setauket): Be Here Wednesday Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): FiveStone NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): New Riders Of The Purple Sage Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Pere Ubu Gramercy Theatre (NYC): Lenny Dykstra Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): Wheels Of Fortune

Thursday, June 30

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Ace Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Trivia Night With DJ Greg Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Acoustic Open Mic With Frank Walker K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Live Band Karaoke / Rolling Stoned (Rolling Stones Tribute) Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport): The Joe Bayer Band Hub (Island Park): Open Mic With Benoir Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Open Mic Night Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Badfish (A Tribute To Sublime)

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Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh): Weezer / Panic! At The Disco Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Pump (Aerosmith Tribute) Reel (East Rockaway): Behind Closed Doors R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Biscuit Kings Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): Naked Truth Space At Westbury: Los Lonely Boys / The Slim Kings Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Sabrina Salice & Julia Capello Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Necter / Pandafan / Flight Risk / Illegal Astronauts / Joe Fucarino / Chris Ruben / TBA Arden (Port Jefferson): In Session Bar Louie (Commack): Cyndi Hazell & Straight From The Heart Band BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Karaoke Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): Rockin' 45s Changing Times (Farmingale): Another Colour Faraday’s Restaurant (Smithtown): Carl Michael FatFish (Bay Shore): Firefly Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Frank O'Brien & Tim Givins Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): The Irish Sessions Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Brandon O'Hara Milk & Sugar (Bay Shore): Melody Rose Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Super Acoustic Oar Steak & Seafood Grille (Patchogue): Bob Pinnola Shandon Court (East Islip): The Roosters Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Revel In Dimes / The G.E. Smith Band Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Stagecoach / Yankee Rebel / Line Dancing With DJ Deuce / Miss Rosie Jug Band Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Rockin' 45s Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Live Jazz Treme (Islip): The Hitman Blues Band Velvet Lounge (East Setauket): DJ Kaution Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Southbound NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Maxi Priest Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Black Mountain Forest Hills Stadium: Paul Simon Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): Gangster Squad Featuring Vincent Pastore Thai Rock Dock (Rockaway Beach): Dead On The Water Sunset Concert Cruise: The Electrix (Grateful Dead Tribute) / In Club: Killer Joe's Lido Soul Quartet

Friday, July 1

Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Our Generation Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Lisa Itts D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): Live Music Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport): FDR Drive Jones Beach Bandshell (Wantagh): Bottoms Up! (Van Halen Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): The Godfrey Townsend Band / Ricky Byrd & Deuces Wild MaliBlue (Lido Beach): The Legendary Murphys Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): The 90s Band / Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Pump (Aerosmith Tribute) / DJ Rumer / Angry

Calendar Young Men Acoustic (Billy Joel Tribute) Patio (Freeport): Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): Wonderous Stories Reel (East Rockaway): The 100 Proof Band Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): The Mystic Space At Westbury: The Lords Of 52nd Street / Joe Rock & The All-Stars Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Soleo Surf’s Out (Fire Island): Melody Rose Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): John Judd & Warpaint / Chrissie O'Dell & The Naked Saints / The Sean Chambers Band Campagne House (Bethpage): Katie Pearlman & Richard Lanahan Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): O El Amor FatFish (Bay Shore): Rob Balone Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage/Heckscher Park (Huntington): Sol Y Sombra Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Music / DJ Epic Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): The DTs Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge): Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington): Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin Tribute) Revolution (Amityville): Fools & Fanatics / Inevitable / Bad Mary / The Dead Cats Shandon Court (East Islip): UnWined Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Hot Lava / Nancy Atlas Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): ZBTB (Zac Brown Tribute Band) Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Uppercut Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center:

Your Guide To Local Events Jason Mraz NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra Forest Hills Stadium: Paul Simon Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): First Choice / Stereo Blackout Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Breakaway

Saturday, July 2

Nassau Althouse 1848 (East Rockaway): The Electric Dudes Anchor Down Bar & Grill (Merrick): Cyndi Hazell Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Tooty & The Mother Plucker Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Young Harbor Coe Hall (Oyster Bay): Selden Brass Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport): The 60s Invasion / LIME Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Deejays Kennedy Plaza (Long Beach): Fenandito Ferrer K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Arena Rock Tribute / Off The Record MaliBlue (Lido Beach): The Touch Featuring LIME Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Penny Lane (Beatles Tribute) MP Taverna (Roslyn): Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Hollywood Drive-By / The Brotherhood / D.A. The Future Featuring ADD / Paigegod / Thraxx Maj Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Superbad /

FiveStone / DJ Sparky Reel (East Rockaway): Radio Daze Savoy Tavern (Merrick): Live Music Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): Justice / In The Groove Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Laughing Water Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Life After Death / Mr. Scary / Nightbreak Amityville Music Hall: Cayetana / Casanova / Catlike / Back From Nothing Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Bulldog Grille (Amityville): Live Music Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): 45 RPM FatFish (Bay Shore): John Negron Flanagan's Pub (Lake Ronkonkoma): DJ Tony Tone Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage/Heckscher Park (Huntington): Samuel Torres Group Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): The Bob & Tony Band Paramount (Huntington): Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin Tribute) Pennysaver Amphitheater (Farmingville): Rob Base / Cythia Coro / Judy Torres / Betty Dee / The Cover Girls / Noel / Kim Sozzi / Reina / Joe Zangie / Soul Sonic Force / Rockell / Lisette Melendez / Voyce / Lor’e / DJ Vic Latino / DJ Impact Whiteboy DJ KYS / Sal Abbatiello & Speedy Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Hello Brooklyn / The Post / The Smithereens Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague):

Pandoras Vox Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson – Ray's Proteges Jazz Treme (Islip): Frank Lattorie & The King Bees Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Nitework Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: Mario Cantone Whisper Vineyards (St. James): Melody Rose NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): The Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute Show Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): New Candy / Liz Black & Friends Variety Show

Sunday, July 3

Nassau City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Live Dinner Music Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport): Wonderous Stories Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Reggae K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Curt Arnell & Friends Sunday Open Jam MaliBlue (Lido Beach): The Zoo Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Go Big / Eli Whitney / The Pandemics / Binary Heart / Sketchy MP Taverna (Roslyn): Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli Reel (East Rockaway): Radio Daze Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): That 70s Band

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Calendar Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Ashes In The Sky / The Nation / Reign Of Fear / As Days Fade / Champ FatFish (Bay Shore): Mark & Joe Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Richie Iacona & Madeline Kole Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Heckscher Park (Huntington): Senior Pop Orchestra Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Ray Fusco Pennysaver Amphitheater (Farmingville): Chris Young / Canaan Smith / Michael Ray / Chris Lane / Lanco Red River Inn (Yaphank): Jam With Jim Moran & Ed The Hat Shandon Court (East Islip): Tommy Mulvihill / Boozy Brunch With Joe Lopergalo Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Rubix Cube / Zelia Day / Inda Eaton Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Pandoras Vox Treme (Islip): The Bobby Sexton Trio Velvet Lounge (East Setauket): Storytime With Storytellers / Brothers Nylon Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): New Life Crisis Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: Melissa Etheridge NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): The Soft Parade (Doors Tribute) Brooklyn Bowl: Butchers Blind Diving Bell (Sunnyside): Open Mic with Anthony Gibney Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Sean Yox & The Streamers

Monday, July 4

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport): The Zoo K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Open Mic & Jam Hosted by Kenny Forgione MaliBlue (Lido Beach): Wonderous Stories Patio (Freeport): Pep & The Soul Explosion Reel (East Rockaway): Craig & E Of Ace Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): Mean Machine Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon): Open Mic with Dave Drew Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor): Optimum Cable’s The Unmovers

Your Guide To Local Events BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): The Legendary Murphys Crooked Rail (Northport): Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone FatFish (Bay Shore): Kevin Russell Kaye Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Lone Rider Patchogue Theatre: Concert Under The Marquee: The Atlantic Community Band Pennysaver Amphitheater (Farmingville): Fourth Of July Fireworks By Grucci: Captain Jack (Billy Joel Tribute) / Backtrax 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 Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Open Mic Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Electric Jam Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Super Acoustic Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst): Open Mic Night w/Kenn NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Popa Chubby

Tuesday, July 5

Nassau E.B. Elliot (Freeport): Karaoke Jack Halyard's American Bar & Grill (Oyster Bay): Open Mic hosted by Mike Dorio K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Original Music Showcase MaliBlue (Lido Beach): Jahstix Smith Point Beach Hut: FiveStone Paddy's Loft (Massapequa): JBL 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 Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): The Joe Bayer Band 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 Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Singers Night K.J. Farrell's House Of Brews (Port Jefferson): Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's of Smithtown: Open Jam With

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George Cintron & Rob DeMartino Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Andy A. Shandon Court (East Islip): Ward Cloughen Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): The Movement Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Super Acoustic Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Velvet Lounge (East Setauket): Open Jam Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Sabor NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Los Pericos / B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): Son Sublime

Wednesday, July 6

Nassau Bacaro's Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Live Music Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment BLVD Bar & Grill (Massapequa Park): Sal The Singer 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 Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport): The Joe Bayer Band Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Country Music Originals Night

Your Guide To Local Events John J. Burns Park (Massapequa): Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute) MaliBlue (Lido Beach): Wonderous Stories Manning's (Carle Place): Phil Smith Mickey Malone's (Floral Park): Open Jam Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Lost Love /Warm Needles / Low Lives / Troubled Hearts Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh): Slipknot Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Build The Band Smith Point Beach Hut: Decadia Suite 1828 (Merrick): Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Suffolk Amityville Music Hall: The Stolen / Mike Schiavo / Dylan Brady / The Como Brothers Band / Pros & iCons / Us & Them Beau's Bar (Greenlawn): Heavy Open Jam Hosted By Steve Urban Black & Blue Seafood Chophouse (Huntington): Marc Phillip Bobbique (Patchogue): Bobby Nathan Jam BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): Caravan FatFish (Bay Shore): Mike Draddy Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam hosted by The Johnny Mac Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella & Company Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): G. Love Katie's Of Smithtown: Open Mic Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Country Night Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Live Music Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Peter “Uncle Petey” Kletcha Port Jeff Brewing Company: Live Music

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Revolution (Amityville): Stu Hamm Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Night Stadium (Bohemia): The Cogs Singles Open Jam Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Red Tide Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Marshall Tucker Treme (Islip): Sabori Band Velvet Lounge (East Seatauket): Be Here Wednesday Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Rockin' 45s Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Deejay NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Mint Condition Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Phoebe Ryan Resorts World Casino (Jamaica): Wheels Of Fortune (Doobie Brothers Tribute)

Thursday, July 7

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Jazz & Sushi Night Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Ace Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Country Night BLVD (Massapequa Park): Cyndi Hazell & Straight From The Heart Trio Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Trivia Night With DJ Greg 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 On The Mile (Freeport): Generations K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Live Band Karaoke /

Rock & Roll Happy Hour: L.O.L. / Last Turn Off Broadway Lounge At The Space At Westbury: Suite 111 / Nicolina MaliBlue (Lido Beach): Killer Joe & The Lido Soul Revue Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Open Mic Night Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Tiki Tavern Thursday NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Lee Brice Patio (Freeport): Ray Watson w/LA Blacksmith & Friends Smith Point Beach Hut: 20 Highview Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin): Open Mic Night Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Suffolk Bar Louie (Commack): Live Music Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor): A Squirrel Stole My Underpants BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Karaoke Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): Vavoom FatFish (Bay Shore): Dennis Phelps Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Frank O'Brien & Tim Givens Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): McFly Band Milk & Sugar (Bay Shore): Melody Rose Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Scot Of Splnning In Infinity Oar Steak & Seafood Grille (Patchogue): Jon & Anthony's Acoustic Jam Paramount (Huntington): Stephen Marley Revolution (Amityville): Never Shout Never / Hundred Handed / Me Like Bees Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): El Caribefunk / Rhett Miller Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Sabori Band Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray

Calendar Anderson & Steve Salerno Treme (Islip): Brother Dave & The Brave Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Six Gun

Friday, July 8

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): The Joe Roberts Trio Cannon’s Blackthorn (Rockville Centre): Katie Pearlman & Richard Lanahan Coe Hall (Oyster Bay): All Shook Up (Elvis Presley Tribute) Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Steve Calta D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): ReWined Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport): Alive 'N Kickin' K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Us & Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) / Drive (The Cars Tribute) Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Music JR Fusion (Long Beach): Cyndi Hazell & Straight From The Heart Band MaliBlue (Lido Beach): 45 RPM Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): G. Love Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Peat Moss & The Fertilizers / Phil (Acoustic) Patio (Freeport): Pep & The Soul Explosion Band Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): That 70s Band Reel (East Rockaway): Bottoms Up! (Van Halen Tribute) Savoy Tavern (Merrick): Live Music Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): Fast Lane Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Kerry Kearney Trotters (Franklin Square): OverLook Westbury Ernesto Strada Piazza: North Shore Pops Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): The Denice Given Band / Slightly Damaged Goods / Ventura Boulevard Amityville Music Hall: Geoff Rickly Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): In The Groove FatFish (Bay Shore): Till Sunrise Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella Duo Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): JellyBand Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): DJ Epic / Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): The Chosen Few Pace's Steakhouse (Hauppauge): Danny Kean Paramount (Huntington): Lettuce Revolution (Amityville): Yankee Longstraw / Ghost Pressure / The Lost Boy? / Gamblers / Unaware Wolf Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Strecker / Jackie Greene Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Ultimate Elvis: Elvis’ 70s Vegas Review (Elvis Presley Tribute) Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Doo Wop Project Theatre Three (Port Jefferson): The Ghost Of Jim Morrison (The Doors Tribute) Treme (Islip): Johnny Mac's Reggae Revolt Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Justice

Saturday, July 9

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa): Ace Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Backlash Coe Hall (Oyster Bay): Greg Smith Group D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): The Carman Avenue Band Glen Cove Mansion: Cyndi Hazell & Straight From The Heart Band Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport):

Your Guide To Local Events Somethin' Fresh John J. Burns Park (Massapequa): Vertical Horizon Kennedy Plaza (Long Beach): City Alley / Corvaa K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Mountain Jam Orchestra (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) / For The Record MaliBlue (Lido Beach): The Mystic Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Strange But Surf / Kitbash / Sweet Blues Band Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Jackhammer Promotions Presents: Live MMA Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh): Vans Warped Tour Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): 12X / Bon Journey (Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) / DJ Fresh NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Almost Queen (Queen Tribute) / BowieShow (David Bowie Tribute) Palmer's American Grille (Farmingdale): Two Daves Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): 133rd Annual Plattduetsche Volksfest Reel (East Rockaway): Streetfighter (Rolling Stones Tribute) R.S. Jones (Merrick): The WellDiggers Savoy Tavern (Merrick): Live Music Smith Point Beach Hut (Fire Island): 45 RPM Suite 1828 (Merrick): Live Music Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): The Rockinghams Trotters (Franklin Square): ReWined Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Space / The New Students / Mild Things / Striking Copper Amityville Music Hall: Candria Arden (Port Jefferson): Fast Five Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor): Summer Gala Boulton Center (Bay Shore): The Yardbirds Bulldog Grille (Amityville): Live Music Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): The Legendary Murphys Evolution Soundstage (West Babylon): Dear Prudence (Beatles Tribute) FatFish (Bay Shore): Brian McGeough Flanagan's Pub (Ronkonkoma): DJ Tony Tone Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Trunk Monkeys Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Tradewinds Oar Steak & Seafood Grille (Patchogue): The 60s Invasion Paramount (Huntington): Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes Revolution (Amityville): Borgo Pass / Blacque Jacque Shellacque / Black Dawn / Hatweed Jack / Drastic Measures Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): The Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air / Tiajuana Caravan / Buster Poindexter Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Sinatra Swings Into Summer: New Millenium Big Band Swept Away (Bay Shore): Dave Christian Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Beer Nutz Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Live Jazz Theatre Three (Port Jefferson): The Long Island Comedy Festival Treme (Islip): The Pamela Betti Band Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): The J.D. Leonard Band Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: Alan Cumming XO Restaurant (Huntington): Flashback

Wonderous Stories K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam MaliBlue (Lido Beach): That 70s Band Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Live Music Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh): Sublime With Rome / Dirty Heads / Tribal Seeds Reel (East Rockaway): Southbound Smith Point Beach Hut: Peat Moss & The Fertilizers / X Session Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Rock & Roll Barbecue For Angela's House: The Johnny Mac Band / Buttered Soul / The Stanton Anderson Band / Any Way You Want It (Journey Tribute) Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): The Mystic Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic FatFish (Bay Shore): Sly Geralds Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Live Irish Music With Martin Flynn Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella Duo Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Barely Acoustic Paramount (Huntington): Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F**k He Wants! Red River Inn (Yaphank): Jam With Jim Moran & Ed The Hat Shandon Court (East Islip): Tommy Mulvihill Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Steve Earle Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Rattlesnake Dawn Theatre Three (Port Jefferson): Endless Summer (Beach Boys Tribute) Treme (Islip): Anna Jam

Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Been There Done That Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Breakfast Music Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: Sawyer Fredericks

Monday, July 11

Nassau K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione MaliBlue (Lido Beach): DJ Tommy Nappi Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh): Def Leppard / REO Speedwagon / Tesla Reel (East Rockaway): Craig & E Of Ace Smith Point Beach Hut: Southbound Suffolk Amityville Music Hall: Llaváno / D B, Seyi / NoDaysOff / Jaxin BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Cedar Beach Beach Hut (Babylon): Fine Wine Nicky's On The Bay (Bay Shore): Cyndi & Glenn Unplugged Off Key Tikki (Patchogue): Paul Rosza & Tommie Thunder Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Open Mic / Big Karma Tanner Park Beach Hut (Copiague): Tom Sanfilippo Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music Venetian Shores Beach Hut (Lindenhurst): Caravan Village Lanterne (Lindenhurst): Open Mic Night w/Kenn

Sunday, July 10

Nassau City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Live Dinner Music Hudson’s On The Mile (Freeport):

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Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events

Los Lonely Boys The Space At Westbury June 30 at 8 PM (800) 745-3000 Blues/rock stars Los Lonely Boys – Ringo, Henry, and Jojo Garza – and the performers of perhaps the last great summer song (“Heaven”) return to the area for what's sure to be a rocking night that's unlike any other three-man band – they're not a power trio, and they're not a “bluz” band. Instead, The Brothers Garza have created their own original sound since forming in 1996, and it works: They’re always on the road.

Almost Queen NYCB Theatre At Westbury July 9 at 8 PM (516) 334-0800 The tonic for a summer Saturday night: The sounds of Freddie Mercury and company as recreated by quite possibly the most successful tribute band to hail from this region. Almost Queen features Joseph Russo as Mercury, Steve Leonard as Brian May, John Cappadona as Roger Taylor, and Randy Gregg as John Deacon.

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Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

The Paramount, Huntington July 9 at 8 PM (631) 673-7300 As usual, a “Founder's Room Afterparty” applies for this show featuring the legendary New Jersey-based big band. Times and trends come and go, but “Southside” Johnny Lyon and his band keep going strong. With horn-driven arrangements rooted in R&B, soul, funk, jazz, and blues, the veteran group has never sounded better, providing more proof that a few gray hairs doesn’t mean you’ve slowed down. – Bob Smith

Electric Avenue Profile....PMA Studios

When Paul Andrejack was performing in Long Island bands like Rubicon and True, he had no idea that one day he would own his own critically acclaimed recording studio, PMA Studios in Medford. Paul is a true veteran of the Island scene, and because of his contacts and skills, he has worked with many bands, both national and local, including the Suffolk Horns,members of That 70’s Band, Drive She Said and many more. He has also co-written and worked with Grammy award winners including Mark Mangold(Cher). And he converted the tapes to digital for WBAB’s Fingers Metal Shop. The comfortable studio is anchored with a great console... Tascam DM3200, plus vintage Yamahas and NSM Studio monitors. But it is Paul and his ear which have garnered him a great

following. Paul does the engineering and mastering at the studio, which gives it a quality touch. And when he’s not working at the studio, he is working on his own projects... His 3rd cd for his band Andrejack has charted in France, where the band has a huge following. Perhaps that’s why the band plays Paris every year for a ten day stint. Paul defines detail, yet he says that a full length album can be put together in about 85-90 hours. The bands that record at PMA Studios run the gamut from cover bands to jazz, latin and Christian bands, with just about everything in between. In addition to working with Grammy winners and local heroes, Paul also wrote some music for the Bobby Flay show on Food Network. You can see the magic in person. PMA Studios is located at 9 Amsterdam Ave, Medford. Paul can be reached at 631-875-1380 to discuss projects or for a tour of the studio. They can be emailed at


Santana /Journey Madison Square Garden New York City

Reviews & photos by Christopher Jon Smaragdas

Good old-fashioned rock filled the as Garden as Santana – featuring its orginal Woodstockera lineup of guitarist Carlos Santana, drummer Michael Shrieve, singer and keyboardist Gregg Rolie, and percussionist Michael Carabello, and eventual Journey guitarist Neil Schon – joined 80s icons Journey for a double bill. Opening with “Soul Sacrifice” (as a film of the band’s Woodstock performance was shown on big screens), Carlos Santana shredded as if it was still 1969; his musicianship was nothing short of incredible. Perfomances such as this prove why he’s considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. Flying through classic hits as well as Journey songs from their new album, the band ended its set with “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va,” bringing many in the audience to their feet. Shockingly, this event marked Journey’s first-ever MSG performance. Lead singer Arnel Pineda, the band’s latest Steve Perry replacement, sounded clear and strong. His voice soared across the venue, while Schon delivered soulfully energetic performances on “Faithfully” and “Separate Ways.” This tour also marked the first appearances by original drummer Steve Smith, back with the band for the first time since 1984. Ending the night with “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Any You Want It,” yet another standing ovation ended a night packed with hits and memories.

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he Lords Of 52nd Street will return to The Space At Westbury – the scene of their sold-out debut triumph in January – on Friday, July 1 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm; Joe Rock & The All-Stars will open. For tickets, log on to (act fast, as this show promises to be one of the biggest of the summer at The Space); for more information, log on to This will be much more than a nostalgia night: The Space will once again welcome a trio of Long Island’s most famous musicians in Liberty DeVitto, Richie Cannata, and Russell Javors, whom Billy Joel hand selected to help create his classic hits and unforgettable tours – and who have now reunited as The Lords of 52nd Street. Fans can expect to an eclectic mix of tunes from the “Piano Man’s” music catalog, including hits and rarities. For the few area music fans who may not know: This band is comprised of Liberty DeVitto on drums, Richie Cannata on saxophone, and Russell Javors on rhythm guitar. The band recorded, toured

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The Lords of 52nd Street sold out countless shows, and performed in some of the world’s most famous arenas, including the most famous in Madison Square Garden, Nassau Coliseum, Carnegie Hall, Wembley Stadium, and other famous venues around the globe. The band is reuniting for the first time in 30 years. Having reunited following their induction into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014 as The Lords (a moniker coined by the famed producer Phil Ramone), the band has played a number of shows along with special prominent musical guests, including David Clark from the Billy Joel tribute band Songs In The Attic, and Mike Delguidice of another longstanding Joel tribute act, Big Shot. This show offers a rare opportunity to enjoy one of rock’s most legendary bands in the intimate environs of The Space.

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Arts Announcements Medford

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dates; (631) 730-3333; The regular monthly show of Mike Virostko and his 17piece swing band. Dancing, raffles, and more. Log on for the next show dates.

The Ghost Of Jim Morrison (The Doors Tribute) Theatre Three, Port Jefferson July 8 at 8 pm; (631) 928-9100; Area tribute band pays homage to the group that brought America “Light My Fire.”

Books Emily Giffin Book Revue, Huntington June 29 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; The New York Times bestselling author will speak and sign copies of her newest novel, First Comes Love.

The Senior Pops Orchestra The Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park, Huntington July 3 at 8:30 pm;; (516) 414-1831 This free concert, led by music director/conductor Stephen Michael Smith, will feature patriotic favorites as well as music from Pirates Of The Caribbean and Grease.

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Film Red Dawn Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington July 2 at 10 pm;; (631) 423-FILM (3456) Part of the “Cult Cafe” series; attractions include food, drink, prizes, and more..

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Comedy Mick Thomas Governor's, Levittown July 1 & 2;; (516) 731-3358 This Irish standup star headlines three big shows during this holiday weekend of sorts.

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.

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Ain't Misbehavin: The Fats Waller Musical Gateway Playhouse, Bellport June 29 through July 16;; (631) 266-1133 This musical transports audiences to a swingin’ nightclub during the jazz age. Thoroughly Modern Millie John W. Engeman Theatre At Northport Through July 10; (631) 261-2900; This show takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” were rewriting the rules of love. 42nd Street Cultural Arts Playhouse, Syosset Through July 23; (516) 694-3330; The eternal musical with the unforgettable score is revived in this amazing Long Island theater. Moonlight & Magnolias Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts July 16 through August 7;; (516) 868-6400 A portrait of legendary movie producer David Selznick and his collaborators, offering insider's dope on the professional and personal dynamics of the classic film Gone With The Wind.

Romeo & Juliet; (631) 226-8400 Neil Simon, America’s most prolific comedic playwright, presents audiences with a typical American family visited by Sidney, an eccentric little man who sets in motion a series of hilarious disasters. Thoroughly Modern Millie

Anything Goes BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont Memorial Library July 9 through 24;; (516) 775-4420 The Cole Porter musical which brought the world the nowstandards “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” and the timeless title theme.

Romeo & Juliet Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport July 1 through 31; (516) 293-0674; God's Favorite Arena Players: This summer Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst marks Arena Players’ 28th Through July 10; year of presenting outdoor performances of The Ghost Of Jim Morrison Shakespeare in the Park.

Hairspray Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts July 9 through August 29;; (631) 724-3700 This “Devine” musical and Broadway classic keeps going strong as this area production makes its debut.


Hot Artists & Events Rocking The Area Scene LI Puppet Theater’s New Era

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The annual “Arts In The Plaza” Saturday events – a tradition since 2010 – have returned to Long Beach. Offering art music, and Mark cultural Newman programming, Arts In The Plaza runs through October 29 at Kennedy Plaza, located at 1 West Chester Street in the beautiful seaside city. Arts In The Plaza Visual Arts.” “As much as the theater has shaped me, my education has played a major role features handcrafted art by Long Island artists, live music, in preparing me for this undertaking,” Labriola said of his time at SVA. Now, at 24, cultural performances, a free Kids Art Station, art demonstrations and workshops, and the Kennedy Plaza Labriola has become the owner of The Long Island Puppet Theatre. Farmers Market each Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. The Long Island Puppet Theatre now offers many different features, such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Punch & Judy: Birthday Surprise!, and Peter Pan. Upcoming performers: Fenandito Ferrer on July 2; City Alley and Corvaa on July 9; Mark Newman and Stephen On top of these shows, the theatre also offers numerous parties for special occasions, including a Princess and Prince Party, a Rock Star Party, a Super Hero Scouten on July 16; Guardavidas on July 23; The Brian Comeau Trio, Wishing On Stars, and Acoustic Café on July Party, and more. 30; The Bionic Babes and The Katie Mitchell Band on For more on The Long Island Puppet Theatre and its programs nd offerings: August 11; and more. Info: (516) 932-5469 or Anthony A. Labriola, a veteran Long Island-based puppet expert, is the new owner of The Long Island Puppet Theatre. “When Anthony A. Labriola was no older than 7, he attended his first show at the Long Island Puppet Theater,” touted a press release. “In 2005, when Labriola was 13, he returned to The Long Island Puppet Theater with his working papers in hand. Once he received a job, he worked side by side with former owners Roman and Eliza to learn the various art forms of puppetry from around the world and to shows, parties, and events … After working on and off at the theater for almost 11 years, Labriola attended The School of

‘Death To Disco’: 40 Years Of Rocking The Boat

It has been 40 years since the birth of the “Death To Disco” button and bumper sticker. The phrase was inspired by John Holmstrom’s editorial “Death To Disco Shit” in Punk Magazine #1; the button and bumper sticker led to the eventual cult hit “Death To Disco: Disco Sucks” by Jimi LaLumia & The Psychotic Frogs on Death Records, James Nipo Antonnuci’s Ronkonkoma-based indie label. The record was the first punk single to emerge from Long Island – and the first “XXX” single to be banned for language by a major U.S. record The Big Apple Circus: store chain Emergency Fundraising Underway (Sam The Big Apple Circus, whose performances in Long Island, Queens, and Goody’s, around the country been a staple for years, has reported that it is in critical financial condition, and will be forced to close unless it raises $2 million during a because of two-month period. the word Executive Director Will Maitland Weiss said the organization is going public “f**k” in the with a major fundraising appeal in an effort to raise the necessary funds, without chorus which there will be no 2016 performances at Lincoln Center, and the Circus will before such come to an end. He also said the organization has launched a special things were fundraising website,, where supporters could respond to this fashionemergency appeal. able). "Our acrobats may be leaping their last dazzling leap," Weiss said. "Our However, aerialists may never again make us gasp in wonder as they glide through the “Death” air with the greatest of ease. And this may be the last laugh for our clowns, who have brought joy to audiences young and old for so many years. The Big lives on: Apple Circus is in trouble ... Our ticket sales in New York City, including Lincoln The groundCenter and Queens, where we are performing right now, have remained steady, breaking so we know our audience is still there.” track will be included in Jungle Records UK's expanded edition reissue However, ticket sales only cover a portion of the Circus' operating expenses of the iconic sampler album, Max’s Kansas City 1976. and, like other nonprofits, Big Apple Circus relies on the support of individuals Note: Jim LaLumia is a longtime Good Times columnist; he pens the as well as public and private institutions. Rhythm Tracking. Contact him at long-running To donate, log on to

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An In-Depth Look At The Hottest Area Artists

Erin McAndrew A Dynamic New Voice From Queens

Who: Erin McAndrew is an emerging singer/songwriter who has moved to Queens after graduating from Hofstra University. Her new original album, Skeleton Of Life, was released on June 3; the album was produced by Long Island-based musician Dan Nelson. The Artist & Her Sound: From her bio: “Singer/Songwriter Erin McAndrew has excited crowds at concert halls, wineries, pubs, charity events, and private parties in the Northeastern United States. “Originally from Pennsylvania, Erin decided to take a leap to a different ‘venue’ to pursue her musical ambitions in New York City. While attending Hofstra University, Erin was the lead singer of the Long Island-based rock band Tiny Giant, which played the legendary CBGB and other local venues. In this project, she was able to immerse herself in writing, recording, and performing original music, which received regular airplay on Hofstra’s WRHU radio station. In 2015, Erin performed over two dozen solo performances in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania at various venues. Erin will be supporting Skeleton Of Life with a number of performances in the late summer and fall. “Erin recorded her debut album in early 2016 alongside producer and fellow singer/songwriter Dan Nelson. Erin says Skeleton Of Life is an album of ‘true growth’: ‘In the past few years, I have really found myself as an artist,’ said McAndrew. “I’ve found my sound, I’ve found my voice, and I’m excited to see where it takes me next.” “The first single from Skeleton Of Life, “Turn The Page,” is available as a free download from The upbeat song celebrates Erin’s new phase in her career as a musician: ‘I wrote this at a time when I reached a turning point in my life when I knew I needed to make a 180º career change. I hope it inspires people to always live in the moment and to not be afraid to take risks and go for your goals,’ she said. To Learn More & Contact The Artist: The official website is; find her at; Twitter at at @iamerinmcandrew; and on Instagram at @erinmcandrewofficial. Skeltons Of Life is available on Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, and other outlets as of June 3, and on iTunes in July.

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Stairway To Litiagtion: The courtroom drama involving the Led Zeppelin classic "Stairway To Heaven" and a song called "Taurus" by the 1960s band Spirit is now over, it seems. My favorite Spirit song was "I've Got A Line On You"; they were a great band n FM album rock radio

long as you credit the songwriters and the publisher of the tune when you release the recording and pay royalties where due. The problems start when the structure of a song too closely resembles an existing song. When Berry Gordy Jr., the head of Motown, heard a record called "Mashed Potato Time" by Dee Dee Sharp, it struck him as sounding too much like "Postman" musically – so Gordy took the song to court and won, essentially taking control of the Sharp recording. Not long after came a novelty hit

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back then, and the critics loved them. They also were a high-profile touring band, and as a result they wound up doing at least one show on the same bill with a new, up and coming Led Zeppelin. The trustee for Spirit guitarist Randy “California” Wolfe, Michael Skidmore, claimrf that part of the "Taurus" tune was used as a baseline to create "Stairway," one of the most popular recordings in rock history. Zep's Jimmy Page reportedly has claimed he never heard the song, even though he admitted to having Spirit albums in his private, giant record collection. In the end a jury sided with Zep, bringing the matter to a controversial close. There is a long history of these sort of scuffles in the music business; the most recent high-profile battle was "Blurred Lines” versus Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up," which got months of headlines and big publicity for the Gaye classic that was released by Motown Records in the ’70s. The first national #1 pop record for Motown was the classic "Please Mr. Postman," released on the

Adele Motown subsidiary label Tamla and recorded by The Marvelettes. "Postman" was heard and played everywhere; it took the world by storm, so much so that a then-new up-and-coming British band calle The Beatles recorded a cover version of the song, and as a result rock fans now think of "Postman" as a Beatles song. There is no problem with that; covering a song is perfectly legal, as

Spirit called "The Monster Mash," which sounded musically like a "mash" of Sharp's "Potatoes," and thereby derivative of the original source material by The Marvelettes; yes, these things can get sticky. Another Motown story: In 1964, when The Supremes became as big as The Beatles on the singles chart, their second (of 12) #1 single, "Baby Love," featured a popular tune on the flip side of the record. The song, "Ask Any Girl," was getting as much jukebox play as some of the biggest records of that time; not long afterward, a catchy tune called "1, 2, 3" by former Dovells lead singer Len Barry was released and went right to #1 on the Billboard chart. As you might imagine, Gordy heard a similar musical structure, sued, and reportedly got a settlement for 15 percent of the writers’ and publishers’ share. Adele’s Perfect Response: Tony Visconti, who produced great records by T.Rex and David Bowie in the 1970s, reportedly slammed Adele, insinuating that her vocals might be tampered with, auto tuned, that her music now sounds too perfect and that there's no surprises. I agree with him to an extent – but Adele, who needs no help with her powerful voice, took it the wrong way, and said during a concert that Visconti should "suck my d**k.” Nicely done, Adele!


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Britt Robertson will star in the Netflix original series “Girlboss,” a 13-episode comedy inspired by the book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The new show will premiere in 2017. In the series, Robertson portrays Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life. Robertson's star is on the rise;

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she'll also star in the feature The Space Between Us with Asa Butterfield and Gary Oldman (in theaters August 19). She'll also star in the film Mr. Church opposite Eddie Murphy (out September 9) and the DreamWorks feature A Dog’s Purpose opposite Dennis Quaid and directed by Lasse Hallstrom (in theaters at the end of the year).

Sarah Brightman: Honored By Italy

On June 2, Sarah Brightman was awarded the Italian decoration “Cavaliere” in the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, by the Consul General of Italy, Francesco Genuardi. The private ceremony was held on the occasion of The Festa della Repubblica Italiana (The Italian National Day) at the Consulate General of Italy in New York City. During the ceremony, Genuardi expressed the motivation of Brightman's distinction (quoted verbatim): "Ms. Sarah Brightman who with her extraordinary voice and with her excellent music has contributed in an excellent way in spreading the Italian language and culture at a high level worldwide." The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic was founded as the senior order of knighthood by the second President of the Italian Republic, Luigi Einaudi, in 1951. The highest ranking honor of the Republic, it is awarded for "merit acquired by the nation" in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service, and social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities and for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers. Learn more at

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Batter Up!

Pop artist Phoebe Ryan – covered here just a few issues ago, and whose promotional “baseball card” used in a recent Columbia Records promo we just had to show you – has debuted the video for her latest release “Boyz N Poizn.” Filmed in Nashville, Ryan (“Poizn”) plays a pick-up game against a team of mascots (“Boyz”). The track was released last month and was produced by Kyle Shearer (Adam Lambert, Tove Lo) and Mike Del Rio of Powers (Selena Gomez, The Knocks). Ryan has announced her 15date headlining “Boyz N Poizn” tour to take place this summer. The live run kicks off in Washington, DC on July 5, and includes a stop at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City on July 6. For tickets and information, visit

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Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, and Steely Dan return to The Beacon Theatre stage for a 10night residency starting October 12. Four of the nights will feature opener Rickie Lee Jones, and these shows will mark the the first time that Steely Dan will perform

1973’s Countdown To Ecstasy in its entirety. Steely Dan staged complete performances of several of their classic albums from start to finish at The Beacon in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, and will do so again this year – each along with a set of hits.


More Fun With Lita Ford

Halestorm has a new fall leg of tour dates with guests Lita Ford and Dorothy. The dates kick off in Dallas, and the trek will bring the band back to the area on August 7 at The Amphitheater In Coney Island in Brooklyn, and August 13 at Mohegan Sun area in Connecticut. Tix: "It's my pleasure to announce our second tour with both Mz. Lita Ford and Dorothy,” said Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. “The package was so good, we had to do it again! If you missed it last time … here's your second chance. Don't blow it!"


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Our historic 1200th issue shows us looking forward to the future with news on great area businesses, sports, live music, and much more.

Good Times 1200  

Our historic 1200th issue shows us looking forward to the future with news on great area businesses, sports, live music, and much more.