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Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute): Halloween Party Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall, Wantagh October 28 at 10 PM (516) 783-7500 This band – now dt regulars here – will host a lavish 90s Halloween-themed party, with a costume contest mixed in – win the prize for the best 90s costume. You'll squeal from the horror ... and from LTL, as the ladies usually do.

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Fire & Ice (Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Tribute) Kick (INXS Tribute) 89 North Music Venue, Patchogue October 21 beginning at 7:30 PM • (631) 780-8992 Fire & Ice – the only Pat Benatar-approved tribute band that honors rock's first lady – opens the night in this tribute two-fer. They'll be followed by a new band on the scene, Kick, which brings not only the hits of INXS, but the look and feel of the New South Wales-based legends as well.

Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute) K.J. Farrell's, Bellmore October 27 at 7PM • (516) 804-9925 You wanted the best? Well, you got … Dressed To Kill. As the old mayonnaise commercial stated: We have to call it imitation, but you don't; this popular Queens-based Kiss tribute band gets all little details right, bringing fans something that's just-a-millimeter away from the real thing. And that's not all: The mega-popular Live Band Karaoke and ladies’ night begins at 10 pm.

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Allocco's The Franklin Square Horror remains one of the most realistic and more-than-a-little terrifying (in a good way) Franklin Halloween-themed attracSquare tions on the east coast; Horror learn more at franklinsquarehorror … The Minstrel Players present a holiday-themed play, Tales Of Halloween, in October 21 and 22 in Northport; tickets and info aare at (516) 5571207 ... SpookyFest, a family event at Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre, features its famous Haunted Woods, or find out your future in the Mystic Den. Kids can enjoy a walk in the Not-So-Spooky Woods or visit the craft area. This event is on six separate days in October; learn more at ... The Restless Souls Haunted House Complex brings chills to Farmingdale in an event that’s new for 2016; learn more at … Haunted Hendrickson's House Of Horror is four nights of “terror” at The Valley Stream Pool Complex on Merrick Road; learn more at … The famed Halloween House Of Farmingdale, located at 131 Conklin Street, will again offer its spooky yet safe fun all-ages fun throughout October. A major attraction this season is the Town Of North Hempstead’s Spooky Walk & Zombie Apocalypse, which takes place at Clark Botanic Chamber Garden in Albertson. There’s a Of Horrors Spooky Walk on October 28 and 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and a Not-So-Spooky Walk for children on October 30 beginning at noon. Saturday, October 29 brings a live concert by the pop cover band Kamellot (pictured middle left). At these events, there are spooky trails, food, and more than 100 live actors taking part in the Halloween fun.

Here's a compendium of selected Halloween events scheduled on or around All Hallows Eve: October 22 brings The Hempstead House Of Horrors to The Sands Point Preserve (sandspointpKamellot, which figures to be a top Halloween attraction this year. Many options: The Halloween Ball to benefit the Conservancy is October 19; The Hempstead House Of Horrors is open on October 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30; and a Family Halloween Party is October 30. Log on for schedules and full details ... Get ready to shiver and shake at Haunted Hallow Weekend At The Mysterious Museum on October 29 and 39 at Tackapausha Museum & Preserve in Seaford; just $5 gets you access Sands to The Creatures Of Point Preserve The Night Live Nocturnal Animals Show, crafts, costume contest, movies, and more. Info: (516) 571-7443 … Area attractions include Chamber Of Horrors NY, located inside Matt Guiliano's Play Like A Pro in Hauppauge (chamberofhorrorsny. com); the ever-popular Bayville Scream Park (; Gateway's Haunted Playhouse in Hot Rods & Bods: LI Cars Show & Swap Meet Bellport (gatewayshauntedplayThey're back and ready to roll: Long Island Cars’ next event of 2016 will be Sunday, October 23 Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville.; Haunted Tales & The shows, as always, include Trails, October 21 through 30 at Old hundreds of custom and collectible cars Bethpage Village Restoration from vintage to exotic. Acres of street (; and Rise Of The rods, exotics, muscle cars, customs, Jack O'Lanterns (pictured top antiques, imports, and classics from past decades will be on display. center) at Old Westbury Gardens Trophies are awarded to winners. ( … Sure to put the Special at this event: Meet Strong Island screams in your dreams is NYZ Derby Revolution skaters in person. Apocalypse in Deer Park, which Display or sell your show car free with admission. Info: (631) 567-5898 or actually is open every weekend year round ( … Joe

Gala 2016: The New York Pops Megan Hilty Brian d'Arcy James Tilles Center, Greenvale October 22 at 8:30PM • (516) 299-2752 Tille's major fundraiser for the year features two of the entertainment world's hottest young stars, with appearances in several Broadway productions and TV's “Smash” already listed in their credits.

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Roomful Of Bleus Suffolk Theater, Riverhead October 23 at 8 PM • (631) 727-4343 Lauded as the first great blues big band – and the one that spawned legends in former members Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl – “Roomful,” as its fans refer to it, will shake and swing the Suffolk Theater with its long canon of timeless songs. Chiara String Quartet Adelphi University Performing Arts Center October 28 at 7:30 PM • (516) 877-4927 Renowned for bringing fresh, vital energy to its traditional string quartet repertoire, this world-renowned group is currently the quartet-in residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Queens Hot Tips Queens' Kranium: A Head For Dancehall Hits

Dancehall star Kranium – hailing from Jamaica in Queens – is an Atlantic Records artist, and he's back with another “late night jam for the ladies” with “We Can.” The track is one of the many follow-ups to his single “Nobody Has To Know,” which at press time was still in the Top 50 Reggae iTunes Charts. “The song is about sex, that’s my thing and I’m just simply telling a girl once she gives me the sparks I won’t force you but just know at any given time you’re ready, ‘We Can,’” said the uninhibited Kranium. Kranium is touring with Tory Lanez through Christmas. Info:

Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett: This Is Dedicated: Music's Greatest Marriages Staller Center for the Performing Arts, Gala 2016: Stony Brook University The Ne •Pops October 22 at 8 pm (631) 632-ARTS Megan Hilty The famed real-life both major Briancouple d'Arcy– James Broadway stars in Center, their ownGreenvale right – presents Tilles duo classics Johnny Cash and June (516) October 22from at 8:30PM Carter's "Going To Jackson" 299-2752to Sonny & Cher’s Tille's major fundraiser “The Beat Goes On.” for the years features

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Yum On The Run: Queens Food Tours

Amazing Maize Maze At Farm Museum

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The current attraction of Queens Food Tours, “Flavors Of Long Island City,” runs weekends from 12:30 to 3:30 pm through December 18; info: (347) 685-4415, or log on to Queens Food Tours offers a unique (and delicious) introduction to the culinary treasures of the burough. The tours showcase Queens’ diversity through a side of history, a dash of culture, and a wealth of good meals and treats. The tours are suitable for food lovers of all ages and fitness levels.

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The Queens County Farm Museum’s three-acre attraction “The Amazing Maize Maze” is available for the public to enjoy on weekends from 11 am to 4:30 pm through October 30 at the

Floral Park attraction. Children and adults are invited to find their way out of this living labyrinth of corn. The adventure begins with a “Stalk Talk” to prepare participants for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making their way out of the maze. Info: (718) 347-3276.

Dr. G's Voices For Veterans Concert II Madison Theatre, Rockville Centre October 22 at 7 PM • (516) 678-5000 Area veterans will be honored during this special concert, which features eight lead vocalists backed by a 30-member choir and a seasoned rock band, which will perform two dozen songs. The concert features Dr. G.'s Voices For Veterans, The Voices Of Virtue Choir, and The Hempstead Select Chorale.

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Landmark On Main Street, Port Washington October 26 at 2 PM (516) 767-6444

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Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

October 22 at 8 PM • (631) 288-1500 This band’s members have connections to the Woodstock-based classic rockers; the famed llineup includes Jim Weider (who replaced Robbie Robertson), Randy Ciarlante, Brian Mitchell, Marty Grebb, and Albert Rogers.

The Sixties Show Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor October 29 at 8 PM (631) 725-9500 Rumer Willis This tribute to the long-ago decade features former YMCA Boulton Center, Bay Shore members of the bands of Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, October 23 at 7 PM • James Brown and both Ray and Dave Davies, as well (631) 969-1101 as current members of The Smithereens. Expect all the Yes, it's the actress daughter of Bruce Willis – classic rock hits you can shake a stick at. and she's taken on a serious music career, headlining on this major tour.

Step Sistas have made headlines for their commitment to keeping the art of dance alive; it’s an “Afternoon T.E.A.” event, where shows are free.

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November 2016 marks one of the biggest entertainment months in the history of The Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark On Main Street in Port Washington – beginning with its annual Spotlight Gala featuring one of the hottest superstars in the country right off the bat. Saturday, November 5 brings the Spotlight Gala, this year featuring the multi-talented Laura Benanti (just off a Tony-nominated run in Broadway’s She Loves Me as well as a recurring role in CW’s “Supergirl” and a boffo comedy stint as Melania Trump on “Late Night With Stephen Colbert”). This year’s event honors Port Washington residents Kay & Leo Ullman and The Spectrum Designs Foundation

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as well. Also coming to this famed showplace in the coming weeks: The Kingston Trio, legendary for folk hits such as “Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley,” take the Landmark stage on Friday November 11 at 8 pm; indie rock legend Ani DiFranco makes a rare Long Island appearance on Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm (Note: At press time, the show was listed as sold out; the theater is taking names on a wait list; all the number below); Josh Ritter will perform solo, featuring new material from his latest release, Sermon On the Rocks, on Sunday, November 13 at 7 pm; family fun – good, clean fun as it were – is the order of the


day with Bubble Time on Sunday, November 13 at 2 pm; an “Afternoon T.E.A.” performance by Kellie Nicole and Jon Price featuring music of the 1970s is Wednesday, November 16 at 2 pm – and admission is free; and the holiday season kicks off this year with The Long Island Ballet Theatre’s annual classic, The Nutcrackers on Thanksigiving weekend (November 26 and 27; for tickets for these performances, order directly from LIBT at (631

271-4626). Coming in December are performances by The John Pizzarelli Quartet, Darlene Love, Cherish The Ladies, and more. Tickets for all shows are available at the Landmark box office, by calling (516) 7676444, or online at Landmark on Main Street is a not-for-profit community center and theater now in its 21st year.

of Burton's usual underlying menace and carnage, and emerges a movie capable of entertaining everyone from teens to seniors without crossing the line into too-graphic violence (and it just does straddle that line – the title sounds like a young children's film, but it's a PG-13-rated fable that's best suited for older kids and up. Consider the film's villian, Mr. Barron (Jackson), a rancid vampirish sort who lusts to literally eat Miss Perrigine's children's eyes – good heavens!). Despite the somewhat intense scares, the

film is filled with Burton's deft comedic visual hand and just enough suspense to make it riveting. The supporting cast, including such familiar names as Jackson, Judi Dench, and Rupert Everett, is Minute Rice perfect. Indeed, Green's Miss Peregrine could become the next Potter, and this film’s success could make it the start of a longrunning series. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar children doesn't quite rank among this year's best films, but it clearly is among the most original.

Miss Peregrine’s School For Peculiar Children

Starring Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Kim Dickens, Ben Roberts Directed by Tim Burton 20th Century Fox

It hit like a bolt out of the blue, but it was right on time to save one of the dullest movie seasons we can recall: In a month where such adult films as Sully were the only things worth checking out, early October gleefully brought Tim Burton's new fantasy epic, which shows the lightest touch the sometimes over-the-top director has ever employed – and the role as the title character will make a major star of Eva Green, best known for her roles in Casino Royale and Burton's ill-conceived adaptation of Dark Shadows. The stunning, steely-eyed Green forgoes her usual sex appeal and strikes a new tone in her role in this film adaptation of Ransom Riggs' best-selling young adult novel, as she deftly portrays the stern yet sensitive head of a school and dwelling for children with, shall we say, special powers: Twins with a difference, an invisible boy, a kid who can bring objects to life, you get the drift. Take Harry Potter, mix in The Wizard Of Oz, and add more than a dash

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ne of classic rock’s longest-lasting touring bands, Styx, returns to The NYCB Theatre At Westbury on Sunday, October 23 at 8 pm. Tickets are now at, the NYCB Theatre box office, or (800) 745-3000; for more information, log on to In August, Styx performed before a packed Citi Field stadium in a concert that followed a New York Mets game, and that performance has only whetted area fans’ appetites for more. In that show, and no doubt the one in Westbury, Styx draws from more four decades of chart hits, popular singalongs, and hard-


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driving album cuts, including “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away,” “Fooling Yourself,” “Lorelei,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” and too many more than we have room to list here. Today, Styx features founding members James “JY” Young, Chuck Panozzo, and Tommy Shaw, who joined the group in 1975. Rounding out the group is drummer Todd Sucherman, vocalist and keyboardist Lawrence Gowan, and bassist Ricky Phillips. The six musicians comprising Styx have been “Rocking The Paradise” together and with audiences far and wide, performing more than

100 shows each year. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones, from the progressive rock anthem that is “The Grand Illusion” to the all out rocker “Blue Collar Man,” and from the majestic spiritual love for “Lady” to a soul-deep quest to achieve the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball.” The current tour isn’t the only news Styx has been making in recent weeks: On September 2, Eagle Rock Entertainment released Styx: Live At The Orleans Arena Las Vegas via DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital formats. Filmed in high definition, it captures the band performing in July 2014, showering the crowd with a set list of hits and fan favorites: “Too Much Time On My Hands,” “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man),” “Renegade,” and more. The show was previously released on CD in June 2015. The

Robert Plant, Joan Baez, and Ron Sexsmith are joining the Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees tour in select cities around the country this month – including a show on October 18 (tonight) at Town Hall in New York City. Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees will be headlined in North America by such legends as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids. "When I heard that some of my friends were rallying to do a series of concerts to help raise funds and awareness, to help address the basic needs of food, shelter and medical care, I wanted to help," said Plant, who had a hugely successful career with Led Zeppelin before embarking on a Grammy-winning career as a

Amnesty International tour and more recently, standing alongside Nelson Mandela when the world celebrated his 90th birthday in London's Hyde Park. Raised in the Niagara Falls area, Ron Sexsmith started his first band as a teenager. Marrying young and becoming a father inspired him to write his own music. After moving to Toronto, he began releasing original songs on cassette. Sexsmith signed with Interscope and his Mitchell Froom-produced album debuted in 1995. Sexsmith's dream gig of headlining Toronto's Massey Hall was achieved in 2006, and he’s done so for every album release since then. He’ll return to that same famed Canadian stage during this tour. For more information on the tour, visit

Artist photos courtesy JRS North America

ROBERT PLANT Joins Multi-Faceted Lineup At Concert For Refugees

solo artist. The tour is a benefit for Jesuit Refugee Service's Global Education Initiative, which was launched in 2015 and endorsed by Pope Francis. JRS seeks to double the number of refugees served in its educational programs by 2020 to 240,000. JRS services are available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs. "When I watch the news and see people from these places being displaced by hatred and ignorance, I know that these people are just like you and me. All they want is to live in peace and have their children grow up loved, fed, and educated," said Plant.

concert highlights the musical dexterity of the band, which is further boosted by a special surprise visit from former Eagles guitarist Don Felder for a rousing performance of “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights).” To heighten the experience, the video is punctuated with band and crew member interviews, detailing life on the road. Bonus features include the entire concert sans the interview footage, bonus interview footage, and a photo gallery. Styx and Felder will reunite when the band performs for five nights in January at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. The show, “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,” will be January 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14, 2017. Tickets are at Learn all about these classic rock stalwarts at

Joan Baez

Robert Plant

Baez has been as busy as ever since she celebrated the landmark years of 2008-2009, the 50th anniversaries of her legendary residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. Baez remains a musical force of nature whose influence is incalculable — marching on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, inspiring Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic, singing on the first

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The New York Jets, the former co-tenants with The New York Mets at Shea Stadium, should be grateful to the baseball team for keeping the Jets' early season foibles off the sports back pages. The Jets' 27-17 loss to The

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Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago (the game was never as close as the respectable final score Eric would indicate) seems to Decker a harbinger of things to come. Questions abound: Has QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s holdout until the start of training camp had a negative effect on his performance? While he didn't throw six interceptions (as he did the preceding week against the Kansas City Chiefs), Fitzpatrick did not lead many long Jets drives, either. In fairness, he did not have receiver Eric Decker, who missed the contest with a shoulder injury. Fitz’s favorite target, Brandon Marshall, was shut down by one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks, Richard Sherman. Anonther problem is an old one: The team still can’t find a tight end who can catch the football.

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BVL’s Good Works: Thanks to support from bowling centers and associations, Bowlers For Veterans Link (BVL) contributions for the most recent fiscal year rose almost $16,000 from 2015 to $924,567 for the season ending July 31. “We received contributions from more than 350 state and local associations and leagues last year and almost 40 different bowling center operators,” said BVL board of directors chair John LaSpina, who operates the Maple Family Centers. “We cannot thank these wonderful groups enough for their continued generosity — they are the backbone of our organization.” In addition to the donations, BVL received contributions from other bowling-related fundraising efforts, including the auction of a Kegel lane machine, resulting in a donation of almost $14,500. The Bowl America President Leslie Goldberg Charity Foundation gifted $10,000, and friends of International Bowlers Journal Senior Editor, Bob Johnson, and his new wife, Michelle, raised $5,000 in honor of Michelle's father, Vietnam Vet Fred Garcia, at their recent nuptials. “What’s most exciting for us is the passion our volunteers have for America’s military men and women,” continued LaSpina. “Moreover, we feel as though that spark is really catching on fire now … We have many bowling centers newly signed up to support BVL, and we believe our numbers will

The Jets' defense, supposedly a strong point, was porous against Seattle; QB Russell Wilson had plenty of time to find wide open receivers, as the pass rush was non-existent. Strong safety Calvin Pryor got burned by Seahawks’ wideouts all afternoon. I realize this be considered heresy: The flowery farewells to retiring Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully were a bit much. I’m not being disrespectful to Scully; it’s simply that most of us have not had a lot of opportunity to hear his work. I understand why anyone living in Southern California would be emotional over his farewell, and some fans here are old enough to fondly recall Scully’s days calling The Brooklyn Dodgers, but it has been a long time since he has worked nationally. I concur that his work on the memorable 1986 World Series was excellent. Even The NFL Network paid tribute to Scully by recalling that he did play-by-play of football games, a forgotten moment in his lengthy record. Mike Francesa reiterated that he will leave his afternoon drive time slot on WFAN, with his last show taking place on December 15, 2017. The odds are that it won’t be the last time that you’ll hear him on “The FAN,” as he did not say that he would give up his syndicated Sunday morning NFL show that runs from the NFL season through The Super Bowl. skyrocket for the ’16-’17 season. We already have close to 200 operators that have agreed to participate in our new ‘Care. Commit. Contribute.’ campaign for centers. This could have a profound impact on our programs to support our veterans.” Visit to learn more about the organization and its programs. LIYBT Begins: A new season began on September 18 for the LIYBT at AMF Farmingdale Lanes, as 41 teams competed in the annual — and 24th season opener — adult/junior tournament, competing for more than $2,100 in scholarship awards. Emerging as champions were Jeremy and Garritt Lutsky, and Nick Caruana and Drew Esposito. Scholarship winners: Handicap division: Jeremy Lutsky $350, Jahnia Phillips $225, Brian Becktold $175, Kyle Perillo $125, Max Garrido $100. Scratch Division: Nick Caruana $400, Meghan Wing $100 NCAA, Stephen Andretta $225, Dominic Casale $125, Amanda Naujokas $100. Scratch Eliminator, Juniors: Amanda Naujokas $30, Anthony Naujokas $20. Scratch Eliminator, Adults: Darren Andretta $30, Drew Esposito $20. Next up: A tournament on Sunday, October 16 at Coram Country Lanes. Get more news and learn how to enter the tourneys at, or find them at Facebook; download the LIYBT app. Herrill Highs: Some honor league scores from Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park: Congratulations to Gilbert LaSala and J.V. Evangelista for their recent 300 games in the PBL League, and to Pete Di Stefano for his 300 in the Sunday Doubles League. More scores: Wednesday Early Mixed: Frank Nargentino 279; Gerry Lopez 709 series; Gregg De Angelo 268 and

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Vin Scully From this year's Advertising Week event: The NFL is the king of sports properties when it comes to client product placement on the part of ad agencies, as was made clear at a Fox NFL panel at Town Hall emceed by sportscaster Joe Buck and featuring Fox Sports president Randy Freer and Michael Strahan, who admitted that being a member of the New York Giants was the key to the multi-platform success that he is now enjoying: “My life would

Mike Francesa Photo: Sean Rash courtesy PBA, LLC

761 series; Tom Costanzo 741 series; Kathy Chernow 638 series; JoAnne King 620 series; Jeanine Musacchio 609 series and 217; JoAnne Perry 218 and 651 series; Michael Fels 713 series; Matt DeVoti 707 series; Cynthia Guarino 221; Jennifer DeVoti 200. Chatterbox Mixed: John Welsh 279; Fred Wiebelt 277. 8th Battalion: Karyn Deem 213 and 203; Pete Mastrandrea Jr. 290. Chit-Chats: Carmela Narducci 202. Friday Mixed Nuts: Adam Chmielowiec 267. Going For The Gold: Team USA, led by four PBA stars, collected four gold medals and four silver medals as the 2016 Pan American Bowling Confederation Championships ended September

Sean Rash

17 in Cali, Colombia. Gold medalists included Sean Rash in singles; John Szczerbinski and amateur A.J. Chapman in doubles; Rash, Szczerbinski, Chapman, Ronnie Russell, Marshall Kent and amateur Rob Gotchall in five-man team, and Kent in the men’s Masters finale. The event wasn’t the only win for Rash during September, which earned him the IBMA Kegel Bowler of the Month award for the month. – With Bill Vint, PBA

have been a whole lot different if I had been a Detroit Lion!” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was

Gary Sanchez

interviewed by Arianna Huffington, and was in the front row for the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debate at Hofstra University. Cuban

Photos: Len Berman & Todd Schnitt courtesy WOR; Mike Francesa courtesy CBS; Gary Sanchez by Auturo Pardavila, UCinternatonal (CC); Eric Decker by Keith Allison (CC); Vin Scully by floatjon (CC)

provided behind-the-scenes fodder: “I don’t want to throw this person under the bus, but when things started going south for Donald at the debate, one of his family members started rolling their eyes at what he was saying.” Although he did not mention her by name, it seemed clear that Cuban was talking about Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. Major League Soccer is far behind the NFL in terms of popularity, but is moving up the charts and could soon displace the National Hockey League as the fourth league in sports. An indication of MLS’s rise is that it got to host an Advertising Week panel; New York City Football Club president Jon Patricof was proud that his team clinched a playoff spot, but admitted that it has been frustrating getting old school newspaper sports editors to pay attention to his team. An enjoyable panel was devoted to sports talk radio. WFAN’s Evan Roberts, who cohosts WFAN’s midday program with Joe Benigno, admitted his shows are more interesting when passionate fans call after their favorite team loses a game. Roberts disputed my notion that 'FAN executives try to appeal to a stereotypical blue collar guy sipping a beer at a tavern, although he conceded that few of his listeners are likely to be NPR listeners or subscribers to The New Yorker. Also on the sports talk radio panel was former TV sports anchor Len Berman, who said he has enjoyed his 20-month run hosting a general interest morning talk show on WOR

710 AM with partner Todd Schnitt: “Our ratings have tripled since we started, and we are now beating Imus!” It’s no secret that Berman and Don Imus didn't see eye to eye when they were both doing shows on WFAN; Imus can be heard mornings on WABC. The New York Yankees won only 84 games this year, which can't make Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman, Lonn Trost, or Randy Levine happy – but it was still good enough to ensure that the team finished with a winning record. In case you are wondering, the last time the Yankees had a losing season was in 1992, when they finished with a 75-86 record. That’s impressive. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, whose home run-hitting prowess was one of the few highlights of a rather humdrum season for the “Bronx Bombers,” is a candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year Award. His chief competition will be Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer, who came to Detroit from the Mets in the Yoenis Cespedes trade.

Len Berman & Todd Schnitt

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Sebastian's Back: Sebastian Maniscalco – who absoutely tore the roof off Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre at this year's Oddball Comedy Festival – is making history at The Paramount in Huntingon: He's been booked for his record 10th show during a sevennight run at the famous venue, beginning February 1. Tickets are at – but act quickly, because there's not a hotter standup star on the planet at this writing. New York Nuts: One of Sebastian the biggest comedy events Maniscalco of each autum is The New York Comedy Festival, presented by Comedy Central. This year’s event, as always, takes place in a host of the “Big Apple's” finest venues. Beginning November 1 and continuing through November 6, the Festival will take place in all five boroughs in areas large and small, featuring a dream lineup of both established and up-and-coming stars. Headliners at major venues will include Bill Maher (headlining on November 5 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden), an all-star lineup for the annual Stand Up For Heroes event in Louis C.K, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Gaffigan, and Jerry Seinfeld (November 1 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden); Patton Oswalt (November 3 at The Beacon Jamie Theatre), Trevor Noah (November 5 at LeeLo The Beacon Theatre), Tracy Morgan (November 5 at Carnegie Hall), Sasheer Zamata (November 6 at Union Hall in Brooklyn), and too many other shows and performances to list here. My, how you've grown: The New York Comedy Festival has expanded to all five bouroughs, and not just in major arenas: Added to the performance list this year are many of the top clubs and small halls in the area, including The Creek & The Cave in Long Island City, Caroline's On Broadway, Town Hall, NYU Skirball Center, The Village Underground, Littlefield, Gramercy Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade East Village and Chelsea, The Bell House in Brooklyn, Gotham Comedy Club, and, many more venues. This Festival always does a stellar job bringing some of the best newer and “under the radar” acts that likely will become Sasheer future stars; look Zamata for performances by two of comedy's emerging stars, Tig Notaro and Bridget Everett, along with such budding mic masters as Joe DeRosa, Dave Hill, Eric Andre, Charlie Pickering, Anthony Atamanuik, Shane Mause, Liza Treyger, “Big” Jay Oakerson, Jamie LeeLo, and, again, more standup than you can shake a stick at. Tracy Morgan Information and tickets are at; act fast for many of these shows; Patton Oswalt, Tracy Morgan, Bill Maher, Stand Up For Heroes, and several other high profile performances have enjoyed brisk advance sales since the day the ducats went on sale. Compiled by Bob Smith, described by beautiful, well-heeled women as “that guy over there?”

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Calendar Tuesday, October 18 Nassau K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Songwriter's Roundtable Hosted By 42nd & Nelson Space At Westbury Theater: Black & White Masquerade Ball Tropix (Freeport): Country Night Suffolk BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller 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 K.J. Farrell's House Of Brews (Port Jefferson): Open Jam With Jeff Regan Patchogue Theatre: Trace Adkins / Josh Turner / Craig Campbell / Granger Smith / The Last Bandoleros / Trent Harmon Shandon Court (East Islip): Ward Cloughen NYC/Queens/Brooklyn B.B. King's Blues Club (NYC): Lupé Fiasco Blue Note (NYC): Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Shovels & Rope / Matthew Logan Vasquez Rockwood Music Hall (NYC): Dead 27s Terminal 5 (NYC): Catfish & The Bottlemen / Worm Flints Webster Hall (NYC): Shred For Your Life Guitar Battle

Wednesday, October 19

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Live Music Blue Parrot Lounge (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris Of Songbird Entertainment BLVD (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 & Jam hosted by The Johnny Mac Band K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Wonderous Stories Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington): Octoberfest: Bravura Soprani Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Build The Band NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Peter Frampton: Acoustic Tour / Julian Frampton Otto's Sea Grill (Freeport): Country Wednesdays R.S. Jones (Merrick): Mike Barry Suite 1828 (Merrick): Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Sunset Grill (Seaford): Blues At Sunset: Open Jam With The Sunset Boyz Suffolk Beau's Bar (Greenlawn): Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella Trio Katie's Of Smithtown: Open Mic Hosted By Michael Perlmutter Mouse Trap Café (Amityille): Open Mic Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic Hosted By Johnny B. Red River Inn (Yaphank): Karaoke Spirit Of Huntington Art Center: Original Open Mic With Toby Tobias Treme (Islip): The Swing Sessions NYC/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC): After 7 / The Slide Brothers Blue Note (NYC): The Chick Corea Elektric Band Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Shovels & Rope /

Your Guide To Local Events Matthew Logan Vasquez Terminal 5 (NYC): Oh Wonder

Thursday, October 20

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Ace Duo Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris From Songbird Entertainment Cannon's (Rockville Centre): Katie Pearlman & Richard Lanahan 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 Hub (Island Park): Open Mic With Benoir Kacey's Rooftop (Rockville Centre): Country Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder Tribute) Lounge At The Space At Westbury: Half Step Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Open MIc R.S. Jones (Merrick): Matty Levine Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Dave Diamond Tilles Center (Brookville): Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: Dance Reimagined Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Al Mathon Benefit: Fingers / Train Wreck Amityville Music Hall: Rabz Bar Louie (Commack): Live Music Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Martin Barre Dublin Deck (Patchogue): DJ Jonathan Move Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Frank O'Brien & Tim Givens Hard Luck Café At Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington): The Folk Goddesses / Tom Griffith Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Acoustic Thursday Milk & Sugar Café (Bay Shore): Jazz Night Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Porch Groove Paramount (Huntington): Chase Rice / Ryan Hurd / Lacy Cavalier Revolution (Amityville): The Weekend Riot / Vista / Kenzie Moore / Sarah Barrios / Call The Station / Jenna Rose Shandon Court (East Islip): The Roosters Treme (Islip): Tommy Dee: The Untouchables Video Party NYC/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC): America Blue Note (NYC): The Chick Corea Elektric Band Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Foy Vance / Trevor Sensor Terminal 5 (NYC): The Head & The Heart Town Hall (NYC): Modern Love Live

Friday, October 21

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): False Witness Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Live Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Jukebox Bob D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): Against The Grain E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Down & Dirty Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Petty Rumours (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers & Stevie Nicks Tribute) / Beyond Fab (Beatles Tribute) Memories 2 (Williston Park): Shockwave Mickey Mo's (Lynbrook): Tiberius Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): The Pandemics / Crisis Crayons / The Apple Cores / Splatterhouse Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): 45 RPM / The 90s Band

Calendar Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Whiskey Road / Empire Radio Our Times Coffeehouse/Ethical Humanist Society (Garden City): Gathering Time Palmer's American Grille (Farmingdale): Jack Fontana Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): Hat Trick R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Usual Suspects Sunset Grill (Seaford): Rockin' 45s Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Simple Truth Trotter's (Franklin Square): The Rockinghams Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Fire & Ice (Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Tribute) / Kick (INXS Tribute) Black & Blue (Huntington): 27 East Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Kevin Griffin Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon): Wonderous Stories Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Anna Maria Villa Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Free Grass Union Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Body & Soul / DJ Epic Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Comedy Inc. Paramount (Huntington): Back To The 80s: Jessie's Girl Patchogue Theatre: Zeppelin Complete (Led Zeppelin Tribute) Revolution (Amityville): Latterman / Wax Phantom / Way Harsh Shandon Court (East Islip): Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks / Johnny Ray Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Sarah Conway & The Playful Souls / The Clearwater Stills Band Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Who Loves You (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Your Guide To Local Events Tribute) Swept Away (Bay Shore): Frank & Eric That Meetball Place (Patchogue): Live Music Treme (Islip): Blue Roots NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): America / Sizzla / Rhonda Thomas Blue Note (NYC): The Chick Corea Elektric Band Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Joseph / William Wild Resorts World (Jamaica): FDR Drive / Rockell & Collage Terminal 5 (NYC): The Head & The Heart / Declan McKenna

Saturday, October 22

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Spectrum Blue Parrot (Massapequa): The Turntables D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): The 106 Band K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Fools For Kings / For The Record Long Beach Public Library: Long Beach Roxx NY Festival: Crystal Hahn / Pocketphuzz / Lennon & Katie / Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam Looney Tunes (West Babylon): Kevin Devine (In-Store Performance & Autograph Signing) Madison Theater At Molloy College (Rockville Centre): Dr. G’s Voices For Veterans Concert II Memories 2 (Williston Park): The Carman Avenue Band MP Taverna (Roslyn): Jazz Brunch With Jack Morelli

Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Crowd / The Airwaves & Pals Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Wild Ones / Foam NYCB Theater At Westbury: Lisa Lampanelli Palmer's American Grille (Farmingdale): White Chocolate Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): Die Schlauberger R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Nina Gordon Party Space At Westbury: The Idol Kings (Journey Tribute) / Tom Sadge (Neil Diamond Tribute) / Stand Bac (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) Sunset Grill (Seaford): The Legendary Murphys Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Jim Treutlein Tilles Center (Brookville): Gala 2016: The New York Pops (Steven Reineke, Music Director & Conductor) / Megan Hilty / Brian d’Arcy James Trotter's (Franklin Square): Pandora's Vox

(Bon Jovi & Journey Tribute) Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Gail Storm Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Timmy Yerves & Friends Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Tommy Lynn: One Hot Night (Neil Diamond Tribute) Paramount (Huntington): ARW: Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman Patchogue Theatre: Bernadette Peters Revolution (Amityville): Badfish (A Tribute To Sublime) / Groundswell / Mint State / Wings Of The Whale Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band Staller Center (Stony Brook University): Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Hello Brooklyn Swept Away (Bay Shore): Matt & Lynn Acoustic That Meetball Place (Patchogue): Live Music Treme (Islip): Anna Jam Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center: The Weight

Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Schism (Tool Tribute) / Black Tooth Grin (Pantera Tribute) / Damage Inc (Metallica Tribute) / Neon Knights (Dio Tribute) Amityville Music Hall: Apache Chief / Big Breakfast / The Villains Bar Louie (Commack): Joe Rock & The All-Stars Black & Blue (Huntington): The Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Boulton Center (Bay Shore): The The Band Band Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon): Bon Journey

NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Delbert McClinton / Joe Budden Blue Note (NYC): The Chick Corea Elektric Band Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Pup / Cayetana / Chastity Colden Auditorium/Kupferberg Center For The Arts (Flushing): Judy Collins / Ari Hest Resorts World (Jamaica): Luis Damon Terminal 5 (NYC): What So Not / Mr. Carmack / George Maple / Sliink Thai Rock (Rockaway Beach): Cool Hand Lou & The Downtown Daddy-Os

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Calendar Sunday, October 23 Nassau Connoly Station (Malverne) Live Irish Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Kenny Hendricks His & Hers Bar & Lounge (Westbury): Lon Ivey’s 4th Millennium Band Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Jam K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Curt Arnel & Friends Sunday Jam Long Beach Public Library: Long Beach Roxx NY Festival: Joe Rock & The AllStars / Risky Business / The Electrix Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Ad Astra / The Travis Larson Band NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Styx Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Sam Woolf / Como Brothers Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Rumer Willis BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon): Nitework Gillespie Room At The Long Island Museum (Stony Brook): Toby Walker / Beaucoup Blues Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Danny Marks / Melody Rose & Andrew Carroll Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Martin Flynn Paramount (Huntington: Colbie Caillat / Justin Young & High Dive Heart Red River Inn (Yaphank): Open Jam Shandon Court (East Islip): Tommy Mulvihill Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Roomful Of Blues Treme (Islip): Alejandro Aviles

Your Guide To Local Events Jazz Jam Session Suffolk 50 Yard Line (West Babylon): Acoustic Open Mic Nite BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Vinyl Night With Jordan Miller Crooked Rail (Northport): Open Mic Night Dek's American Restaurant (Rocky Point): Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band K.J. Farrell's House Of Brews (Port Jefferson): Open Jam With Jeff Regan Katie's of Smithtown: Open Jam With George Cintron & Rob DeMartino Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Karaoke Shandon Court (East Islip): Ward Cloughen NYC/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC): Reverend Jefferson / Commander Cody / The Electrix / The Bobby DeBlasio Band / The B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars Blue Note (NYC): Roy Haynes Highline Ballroom (NYC): Eric Johnson

NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): A Decade Of Soul / Peter Valera & The Jump Blues Band (Big Jay McNeely & Linda Hopkins Tribute) Blue Note (NYC): The Chick Corea Elektric Band Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Har Mar Superstar / Sweet Spirit Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls Joe's Pub (NYC): Laura Cantrell Terminal 5 (NYC): Gojira / Tesseract

Monday, October 24

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Open Mic & Jam Hosted by Kenny Forgione Suffolk BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic Crooked Rail (Northport): Open Mic Night Hosted by Jerry Ramone Shandon Court (East Islip): Musicians Night Hosted by Gil McLean Trifecta Lounge (Copiague): The Swing Sessions Hosted By Dud Music NYC/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC): The Music Of The Supremes & Dreamgirls The Musical / Jon Paris All-Star Jam Blue Note (NYC): Roy Haynes Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Jamestown Revival / Johnny Fritz Terminal 5 (NYC): Christine & The Queens

Tuesday, October 25

Nassau K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Original Music Showcase: The Mike Barry Band / Rude Mood / The Reign Reel (East Rockway): Honor The Shield Tropix (Freeport): Country Night Walk Street Tavern (New Hyde Park):

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Terminal 5 (NYC): Local Natives / Charlotte Day Wilson

Wednesday, October 26

Nassau 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 Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic hosted by Robert Sloan Homestead (Oyster Bay): Open Mic K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Wonderous Stories Landmark On Main Street (Port Washington): Step Sistas Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Country Night Manning's (Carle Place): Phil Smith Mickey Malone's (Floral Park): Open Jam Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Build The Band

R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Carrie McQuade Band Space At Westbury Theater: Henry Rollins Suite 1828 (Merrick): Open Jam With Mike & The Outlaws Suffolk Beau's Bar (Greenlawn): Open Mic Hosted By Steve Urban BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Kyle Fitzpatrick's Open Mic Night Front Street Pub (Massapequa Park): Open Mic & Jam With The Johnny Mac Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Mark Buttice Trio Katie's Of Smithtown: Open Mic Hosted By Michael Perlmutter Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Open Mic Paramount (Huntington): The Dirty Heads / New Beat Fund / RDGLDGRN Quogue East Pub (East Quogue): Open Mic With Johnny B. Sea Cove (Center Moriches): Open Mic Night Spirit Of Huntington Art Center: Original

Calendar Open Mic With Toby Tobias Treme (Islip): Mambo Loco NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Brian Culbertson Blue Note (NYC): Chick Corea's For Miles Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Temples / Vinyl Williams Terminal 5 (NYC): Local Natives / Charlotte Day Wilson

Thursday, October 27 Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Jazz & Sushi Night Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Ace Duo Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Karaoke With DJ Chris From Songbird Entertainment 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 K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Ladies Night & Live Band Karaoke / Dressed To Kill (Kiss Tribute) Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Open MIc R.S. Jones (Merrick): The Biscuit Kings Spice's Restaurant (Baldwin): Open Mic Night Still Partners (Sea Cliff): Dave Diamond Tocolo Cantina (Garden City): Thursday Night Music Club Featuring Bryce Larsen Suffolk Bar Louie (Commack): Live Music Dublin Deck (Patchogue): DJ Jonathan Move Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Frank O'Brien Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): The Irish Sessions Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Acoustic Thursdays Milk & Sugar Café (Bay Shore): Jazz Night Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Katie Pearlman & Richard Lanahan Niesen 347 (Saint James): Nisen 347 Thursdays Revolution (Amityville): The Pietasters / Mephiskapheles / Flak Jacket / Crisis Crayons / Carbon Thief Shandon Court (East Islip): Aileen O'Rourke & Friends Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Open Mic / The Walk-About Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson & Steve Salerno Theatre Three (Port Jefferson): Psychic Medium Robert Hansen Treme (Islip): The Hitman Blues Jam NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Brian Culbertson Blue Note (NYC): Chick Corea's For Miles Bowery Ballroom (NYC): The Record Company / Muddy Magnolias

Friday, October 28

Nassau Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Garden City): Chiara String Quartet Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park): Tooty & The Mother Plucker Big Daddy's (Massapequa): Joe Rock & The All-Stars Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Live Music Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Brian Duggan D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): The Confessions E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Fools For Kings

Your Guide To Local Events Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Hudson's On The Mile (Freeport): Pep & The Soul Explosion Band K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): The Big Happy / Angry Young Men (Billy Joel Tribute) / The Mystic Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live Music Lounge At The Space At Westbury: Iridesense Memories 2 (Williston Park): Face First Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): Paint Night Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Cover Me Badd / Posse In Effect / Freakish Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Larger Than Life (Boy Band Tribute) Halloween Party Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): 12X / The Legendary Murphys Palmer's American Grille (Farmingdale): Jack Fontana Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): The Touch R.S. Jones (Merrick): Chic 'N Martini Sip This (Valley Stream): Live Comedy: Joe Pontillo Space At Westbury Theater: The B-52s Sunset Grill (Seaford): The Outliers Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): The Mike Barry Band That Meetball Place (Farmingdale): Live Music Trotter's (Franklin Square): RPM & Friends Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Pump (Aerosmith Tribute) / Van Hagar (Sammy Hagar Van Halen Era Tribute) / Bottoms Up! (Van Halen Tribute) Black & Blue (Huntington): The Electric Dudes Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon): Mean Machine Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Marissa Mulder Grey Horse Tavern (Bayport): Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Acoustic Blue / DJ Epic Lily Flanagan's (Islip): Suburban Brothers Band Mill Roadhouse (Westhampton Beach): All Revved Up (Meat Loaf Tribute) Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Baron Misuraca's Vampire Lounge & Halloween Party Paramount (Huntington): I Love The 90s: The Fresh Kids Of Bel-Air / I Love The 00s: TLR Patchogue Theatre: The Lords Of 52nd Street Revolution (Amityville): Puddle Of Mudd / Year Of The Locust / Craving Strange / NFU / Black Dawn Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band / Danny & Matt (Happy Hour) Staller Center (Stony Brook University): Escher Quartet Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): DJ Curt Doogie Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Nick Di Paolo Swept Away (Bay Shore): Porch Groove That Meetball Place (Patchogue): Live Music Treme (Islip): Frank Latorre & The King Bees NYC/Queens B.B. King Blues Club (NYC): Vivian Green / X-Rated Costume Party Blue Note (NYC): Chick Corea's For Miles Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Bob Schneider / Bonnie Bishop Resorts World (Jamaica): Disco Unlimited / Gary's Gang Terminal 5 (NYC): Cyprus Hill / Naughty By Nature

Saturday, October 29

Nassau Bacaro Italian Tavern (Massapequa Park):

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Calendar Derick & The Sweet Soul Music Band Blue Parrot (Massapequa): Goodheart D.F. Meadows (East Meadow): Halloween Costume Contest / Acme Dynamite E.B. Elliot's (Freeport): Muddy Johnson Eleanor Rigby's (Mineola): Live Music Jetty Bar & Grill (Long Beach): Live DJs K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Halloween Party & Costume Contest / The Electrix (Grateful Dead Tribute) / The Allmost Brothers Band (Allman Brothers Band Tribute) Michael's Porthole (Oceanside): In The Groove M.B. Fitzpatrick's (Old Bethpage): The Electric Dudes Memories 2 (Williston Park): Acoustic Blue MP Taverna (Roslyn): Brunch With Jack Morelli Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Halloween Party: Screamer Of The Week / Strange But Surf Mulcahy's Pub & Music Hall (Wantagh): Halloween Party Nutty Irishman (Farmingdale): Peat Moss & The Fertilizers / Fleetwood Macked (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) NYCB Theatre At Westbury: Monsters Of Freestyle: TKA / Brenda K. Starr / Judy Torres / Company B / Corina / Freedom Williams / Nayobe / C-Bank / Strafe /Sugarhill Gang / Noel / Fascination Palmer's American Grille (Farmingdale): The Brewing Company Trio Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square): 45 RPM R.S. Jones (Merrick): Breakaway Space At Westbury Theater: Us & Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute) / Matt Searing Sunset Grill (Seaford): The Liverpool Shuffle (Beatles Tribute) Swing The Teapot (Floral Park): Tony Kelly & The Real Deal Tilles Center (Brookville): Warsaw

Your Guide To Local Events Philharmonic Trotter's (Franklin Square): Parade Suffolk 89 North Music Venue (Patchogue): Buttered Soul / O El Amor Bar Louie (Commack): Joey Luongo Black & Blue (Huntington): Drive (Cars Tribute) Boulton Center (Bay Shore): Gala Honoring John & Jackie Corrado: Jarrod Spector Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon): The Legendary Murphys Dublin Deck (Patchogue): DJ Jonathan Move Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Wayne Sabella Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Martin Flynn / DJ Epic Mouse Trap Café (Amityville): Stevie Cochran Paramount (Huntington): Big Shot (Billy Joel Tribute) / Nine Days Shandon Court (East Islip): The Cara Band Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett): Cracked Actor (David Bowie Tribute) / Hello Brooklyn Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): Rocky Horror Picture Show (Film Showing & Halloween After-Party) Tasting Notes Jazz Club at Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Live Jazz That Meetball Place (Patchogue): Live Music Treme (Islip): Halloween Costume Ball NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Leslie West / Eli Cook / Bomba Party Blue Note (NYC): Chick Corea's For Miles Bowery Ballroom (NYC): The Strumbellas / Foreign Air

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Resorts World (Jamaica): Front & Center / Jellybean Benitez Webster Hall (NYC): Rooney

Sunday, October 30

Nassau Big Daddy's (Massapequa): Live Jazz City Cellar (Westbury): Live Jazz Brunch Corner Galley Restaurant (Massapequa): Kenny Hendricks His & Hers Bar & Lounge (Westbury): Lon Ivey’s 4th Millennium Band K.J. Farrell’s (Bellmore): Curt Arnel & Friends Open Jam Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Suffolk Amityville Music Hall: Knocked Loose / Sanction / Silenus Cedar Beach Hut (Babylon): Jet Stream / Billboard Live Comiskey Park Bar (Saint James): Open Mic Connetquot Public Library (Bohemia): Bill Wilkinson & The Long Island Sound Swing Band Grasso's (Cold Spring Harbor): Danny Marks / Richie Dimino Harmony Vineyards (Head Of The Harbor): Ray Anderson's Tasting Notes Jazz Club Lily Flanagan's (Babylon): Martin Flynn Longwood Public Library (Middle Island): Jump, Jive, & Jam Session: Rock & Roll Before Rock & Roll Patchogue Theatre: The Three Piano Men Red River Inn (Yaphank): Jam With Jim Moran & Ed The Hat Revolution (Amityville): The Amityville Horror (Halloween Party) Shandon Court (East Islip): Tommy Mulvihill Suffolk Theater (Riverhead): The Zombie

Wedding Treme (Islip): Jazz Jam Session Village Idiot Pub (Patchogue): Live Breakfast Music NYC/Queens B.B. King's (NYC): Rusted Root / Devon Allman Blue Note (NYC): Chick Corea's For Miles Diving Bell (Sunnyside): Open Mic With Anthony Gibney Bowery Ballroom (NYC): Mandolin Orange / My Bella Irish Whiskey Bar (Astoria): Bluegrass Jam Hosted By Dave McKeon & Mary Noecker Of Moonshine Falls

Monday, October 31

Nassau Allegria Hotel (Long Beach): Industry Night K.J. Farrell's (Bellmore): Open Mic & Jam Hosted By Kenny Forgione Mr. Beery's (Bethpage): Live Music Suffolk Bartini Bar (Babylon): Open Mic with Dave Drew BrickHouse Brewery (Patchogue): Acoustic Open Mic 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 With Kenn


The B-52s The Space At Westbury Theater October 28 at 8 PM (800) 745-3000 The Space has become the unofficial area home of these Athens, Georgia-based legends: It's the band's third appearance at this still-new theater. Expect all the hits: “Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Give Me Back My Man,” “Good Stuff,” “Private Idaho,” and more. And be very afraid: This is The B-52s' “Halloween Scream” show, so expect the unexpected, as always.

Make Your Plans Now For These Huge Events Colbie Caillat The Paramount, Huntington October 23 at 8 PM (631) 673-7300 She’s a major star who is like a ray of traditional sunshine on the pop scene: Caillat is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer /songwriter who has sold more than six million albums and 10 million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit, “Bubbly,” remains one of the best-selling digital tracks in history. An international live draw, Caillat has played sold out venues everywhere alongside everybody from John Mayer to Sheryl Crow. Her new album, The Malibu Sessions, has just been released on her own label, PlummyLou Records.

Lisa Lampanelli NYCB Theatre At Westbury October 22 at 8 PM • (516) 334-0800 She has a new look, sure – but she's still the “Queen Of Mean.” Lampanelli is known for her Comedy Central and Friars Club roasts, lambasting Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, and Betty White, to name a few. Get ready for barbs and insults, all delivered in the fun-loving way that's made Lampanelli a comedy legend.

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Hot Artists & Events Rocking The Area Scene Gathering Time: Hit Album, Upcoming Concert The Our Times Coffeehouse at The Ethical Humanist Society in Garden City will present Gathering Time on Friday, October 21 at 8 pm. The trio’s new album, Keepsake, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ Charts in March, with “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” the #1 song, five more songs in the Top 25, and Gathering Time the #1 artist that month. Founded in 2006, Fathering Time now features Gerry McKeveny, Hillary Foxsong, and Stuart Marcus. Doors open at 7:15 pm on the evening of the concert for ticket sales; the suggested donations are $15 adults and $10 students with ID; no pre-sales are available. Our Times Coffeehouse is located on Old Country Road. For more information: our-

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Brooke Moriber: She's 'Up All Night' At Rockwood

Area singer/songwriter, rocker, and Broadway actress Brooke Moriber recently performed at the fifth annual Long Beach International Film Festival and The Bridgehampton Benefit for The Starkey Hearing Foundation, and she’s next headlining at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in New York City on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm in a show that also serves as a video release party for her song “Up All Night.” Moving from appearances in seven Broadway shows to the pop/rock world, Moriber in recent times has performed at top venues such as The Knitting Factory, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room, Pianos, Arlene’s Grocery, Genghis Cohen, Room 5, and Rockwood Music Hall. She’s been writing her own material, collaborating with such music professionals as Sean Walsh, Jimmy Nichols, Jeff Cohen and Brian Desveaux. For tickets for the Rockwood show, log on to; for more information on Moriber, log on to, or find her on SoundCloud, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Great Deals For Musicians Audio-Technica Edition: Here are some great Microphones ways to save as we head into the holiday buying season – get the musicians on your list what they need without breaking the piggy bank: Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for more than 50 years, announces rebates on its popular Artist Series microphones that are available through December 31. A-T’s Artist Series microphones are widely used and favored by live sound professionals, sound reinforcement companies, venues, houses of worship, and more, as well as studio pros and recordists. The rebates range from $15 to $30. Eligible models and rebate values: ATM230PK Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone: $30 rebate ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone: $30 rebate ATM710 Cardioid Condenser Handheld


Microphone: $20 rebate ATM250 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone: $20 rebate ATM610a Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone: $20 rebate ATM230 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone: $15 rebate ATM510 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld

Microphone: $15 rebate ATM650 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone: $15 rebate ATM410 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone: $15 rebate Eligible models must be purchased from an authorized A-T dealer in the U.S. and its territories between September 1 and December 31. All rebate submissions must be postmarked by January 31, 2017. For more information and full instructions, visit Murphy's Makes It: We have two musicians on our staff, and with every issue they say the same thing: “We can't believe the prices on some of the pre-owned guitars and amps at Murphy's Music.” Even in this Internet era, brick-and-mortar music shops still bring some amazing deals; here's some of the current instruments listed for sale (at press time) at Murphy's Music, located on Walt Whitman Road in Melville (call them at (631) 549-4510): An Epifani 2 X 10 bass cabinet at $399; a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 2 combo guitar amplifer at $379; a Hagstrom Viking electric guitar in cherry finish at $379; and much more. Murphy's is also an authorized dealer of Eden bass amplifiers, kScalcione Instruments considered “state of the bass” by many top pros.

Instruments shown are for illustration purposes and are not the actual instruments offered for sale at area music shops

Hagstrom Viking

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PLEASE NOTE: Classifieds are for individuals only (looking for a musician, etc), not commercial businesses. Display ads showcase your business, get results – and they're cheap! EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Huge Amp Blowout – amps by Vox, Marshall, Randall and more. All reduced to ridiculously low prices! Call Murphy’s Music today! (631) 5494510. (TFN). Panasonic PTAE Series projector; ETLA 4000 rich red lamp. Amazing picture quality. Too many features to list. Motorized 10 ft. diagonal screen; remote control. $1,250 negotiable. (516) 884-3800; (516) 587-2222. (1195) INSTRUCTION

Guitar Teacher wanted. College music major preferred. Mineola; (516) 742-3961. (1208) Drummers – Rise To The Next Level. Be your best! Pro level master class lessons for the serious student. State of the art studio, $50 per hour. Take a virtual tour: (516) 241-9260. (1192) HELP WANTED

Double Reed/woodwind teacher, oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet preferred. Call (631) 549-4510 or email resume to (TFN) Ticket Agency in Melville on 100 is looking to hire someone whose passion is music. Part time; could be full time. Computer skills a requirement; willing to train. (516) 802-0529. (1193) HELP WANTED: BARS & RESTAURANTS

Line Cook needed. 40-hour work week; must have at least five years experience. Hourly wage based on experience. Must be able to read and speak English. Must have clean appearance. Please forward resume

with references. No drunks, addicts, or dealers need apply. Job duties include purchasing, food prepping, cooking, managing kitchen, cleaning, checking inventory, helping the staff, and assorted miscellaneous duties. Phat Daddy’s Pub, 316 South Long Beach Road, Oceanside NY 11572. Call Mike at (516) 551-0171. (1186) Mulcahy’s Pub & Music Hall seeks bartenders, barmaids, kitchen help, and security personnel for Long Island’s top club. Stop by at 3232 Railroad Avenue in Wantagh to fill out an application. (1183) The Bench in Stony Brook is now hiring ALL front of house positions! Call (631) 675-1474 or stop in to 1095 Rt 25A Stony Brook. (1183) Churchill’s Restaurant & Bar is currently looking to add to their staff and are in need of: Wait staff, line cooks, bus boys, bar backs, and hostess. Call (516) 766-2500 or stop in at 18 S. Park Avenue in Rockville Centre to find out more information. (1183) The Homestead is currently seeking waiters, waitresses, and a bus boy. Please stop by 107 South Street in Oyster Bay, or call (516) 922-9293 to fill out an application. (1183) MUSICIANS WANTED

Blues For Three. Studio weekends; bass, drums sought. (631) 462-5787. (1207) Bassist & Drummer seek flashy and very technical guitarist and vocalist for a very fun and challenging project. We are assembling players for a band performing a tribute to the guitar bands of the 80s. We will start with the band Extreme or Mr. Big and change up the act to keep things from

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getting stale. We hope to "attack" a new band every few months. Venues are waiting. Contact Ray at (1183) SOUND & LIGHTING

Professional Lighting and concert sound house mix engineer looking for concert, audio mix, or club stage lighting job on a regular, weekly full-time basis. Please call Ken at (516) 5872222. Need a piano player? (1193) VIDEO SERVICES

Attention Bands and singers: Nowadays you need music video to take your music to the next level. Do an HD music video for $300 to $400. Call (516) 642-6174 between 4 pm to 8 pm Mondays through Saturdays. (1204) MUSICIANS AVAILABLE

Drummer Looking to join today’s country music band, originals, will audition. Bobby (631) 821-2581. (1194) FOR SALE

Harmon Kardon Citation 16 amplifier, excellent condition, $500 alone. Rack-mounted Citation 11 pre-amp,


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Citation 15 tuner, $700. All cables, manuals. Monster amp will knock your socks off. (631) 737-6286. (1185) Treadmill, not used much, LED lighting, $125. Nice big Ab Chair, $25. Bicyle exercise machine, $25. Women’s Universal machine, just like in high school, does everything: leg press, bench press, much more, $150. Chris (631) 496-6139. (1183) For Sale: Vintage 70s Budweiser clock; domed light; working condition. $99. Rich (516) 233-9916. (TFN) For Sale: Miller High Life clock; 1970s. Light working. $99. Rich (516) 233-9916. (TFN) For Sale: Vintage movie posters. Scrooge Collectibles (516) 442-0703. (TFN) For Sale: Atlas Acoustic guitar, ’70s Fender Mexican Strats, Avon collectibles, board games, harmonicas. (718) 894-8245. (1198)

We’re Everywhere! Good Times’ Digital Edition:

As festival season comes to a close, we look to see what the fall season has in store. What new releases are coming up? What shows are coming to a location near me soon? What am I missing out on? These are all good questions that I am here to help answer. There are some exceptional acts coming to the NYC area in the near future. On Friday, October 21, there will be a slew of artists including Flosstradamus, Vanic, Audien, and Hook n Sling. The With Richard Joseph Branciforte downside is that they are all playing at different venues on the same night; some in Manhattan and some in Brooklyn. Nevertheless, you’ve got your lot to choose from. And if none of those peak your interest (unsure how that would even be possible), What So Not and DJ Sliink are gonna be tearing it up at Terminal 5 the next night. For the next weekend, you’re gonna Flosstradamus wanna clear your plans for Friday, October 28 as Above and Beyond will be taking over Pier 94 for RPM’s annual installment of Pier of Fear. Having been to the pier many times, I can vouch for the ambiance that comes with the venue. The setting essentially feels like a giant airplane hangar filled with music, fun people, insane lighting rigs, and good vibes. To anyone that hasn’t been there, it’s a must go to venue and, in this case, a must go to artist. Now, it’s been a while since I’ve written and I apologize about that. However, on the bright side of that, I’ve been listening to a lot of new music and have even more to share with you than I usually do. I may have mentioned the name Griz before, but I would be doing you all a disservice if I weren’t to mention him again. This man is a gem that has broken into the dance music community and is here to stay. He produces a mix of electro and funk mixed with some soul and jazzy stuff. So what’s so special? In addition to the production of the music, he also plays live saxophone during his performances and is usually accompanied by a guitarist as well. Putting those together, you get an incredible auditory experience, blending the sounds of the 1960s with the modern day era of electronic music and seeing live instrumentation while they’re at it. “Groovy” and “funky” are truly the only ways to


savage sounds Recording Studio 343 Hempstead Turnpike West Hempstead, NY 11552 (516) 405-0049 "Join our mailing list at for special deals and VIP event invitations"

describe the music Griz and it blends two very distinct genres almost seamlessly. He’s been around the scene for around for years at this point, and has produced numerous albums, usually featuring everything from guest rappers, full bands, and solo musicians. His most recent album, “Good Will Prevail,” dropped not even a month ago and truly shows his talent and ability. The album contains everything from deep house drops, to grimey breakdowns, to soulful and thought-provoking chord progressions and lyrics that make you really think about your current situation with nothing but positivity. His ability to find and sample old school jazz, funk, and R&B is what really gives his music the authentic feel. It showcases his musical prowess as well as shows the listener that Griz is someone who puts in the time to make each of his tracks truly come to life with the message he’s trying to send. You can download his new album for free on his website. He has also just started his album tour and will be coming to Terminal 5 in NYC on November 3 and 4! I wouldn’t be talking about an artist in this manner if I didn’t truly believe in their music and what they do. So please, please make an effort to go out and see this magical experience. Fan girl episode over. Taking a look at some other artists, Eptic has just released his Overlord EP which has six mind-numbingly dirty tracks on it. One thing that stood out to me was the variety in the genres of the tracks. Without straying from his unique sound, Eptic combines a little taste of all realms of bass music to give the listener a full experience while listening to his EP. Everything from rock n’ roll sounding guitar breaks to tracks that just simply go all out. Make sure you take a listen and it truly will blow your mind. That’s it for me guys. Feel free to contact me at And remember, keep raging!

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Arts Announcements Keigwin + Company

Art The Long Island I Love: Works by Doug Zider Art Gallery, Public Square, Molloy College, Rockville Centre October 21 at 7 pm; (516) 323-3196; A Long Island native and longtime graphic designer for “Saturday Night Live” (and six-time Emmy Award winner at NBC), Zider is renowned for landscapes and marine scenes reflecting the beauty of this region. Not Ready To Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls In The Art World & Beyond Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center For The Arts, Stony Brook University Through October 22;; (631) 632-4062 Free events are scheduled throughout the run of this exhibition.

The Guerilla Girls Books MaryAnn DiMarco Book Revue, Huntington October 20 at 7 pm; (631) 271-1442; The psychic medium and author (top left) will speak and sign copies of her new book, Believe, Ask, Act: Divine Steps To Raise Your Intuition, Create Change, And Discover Happiness. Concerts Good Old Dance Band St. Sylvester's Parish Center, Medford Check website for show dates; (631) 730-3333; The regular monthly show of Mike Virostko and his 17-piece swing band. Dancing, raffles, and more. Log on for the next show dates. The Senior Pops Orchestra Seaford High School October 23 at 2 pm; (516) 414-1831; The program, led by music drrector and conductor Stephen Michael Smith, will feature music from Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, Pirates Of The Caribbean, and more. The Escher Quartet Staller Center, Stony Brook University October 28 at 8 pm;

Send arts notices to oo nn ee m m oo nn tt hh before your first event.; (631) 632-ARTS [2787] This event features guest artists Eugene Drucker and Allison Linker (pictured center); the program includes Mendelssohn String Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1 and Bruckner's Viola Quintet in F Major. Of special note is Drucker's original composition, Madness And The Death Of Ophelia. Accompanied by the quartet, Linker plays the roles of both Ophelia and the Queen in four excerpts of scenes from Hamlet. 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 to fans. Call for more info and meeting dates.

Photos provided by area arts groups and organizations; Murder On The Nile by Aquila Theatre (Richard Termine)

George & Gracie: A Love Story BayWay Arts Center, East Islip Through October 23;; (631) 581-2700 Tommie Gibbons' romantic comedy details the lives of the legendary husband-and-wife comedic duo of George Burns and Gracie Allen.

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

Through October 30;; (516) 742-1926 Herricks Community Players.

Urinetown: The Musical Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts Through November 6;

The Hollow Levittown Public Library Through November 4; The Ivy Lane Players: The Agatha Christie detective story.

Theater Legally Blonde: The Musical Theatre Three, Port Jefferson Through October 29; (631) 928-9100; Theatre Three's 47th Main Stage season begins with this musical/comedy based on the adored movie; it's sale to say you'll have an “Elle” of a time. How The Other Half Loves Nassau Community College, Garden City October 20 through 24 and October 26 through 30; (516) 572-7676 NCC Little Theatre: Sir Alan Ayckbourn's famed farce involving three couples, one illicit affair, and lots of complications.

Betty's Summer Vacation Bare Bones Theater, Northport Through November 5;; (631) 606-0026 Bare Bones Theater: Christopher Durang's comedy, directed by Eric Clavell. I'll Be Back Before Midnight Carriage House Theater, Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport Through October 30; (516) 557-1207; (516) 293-0674; Arena Players: Peter Colley's suspenseful drama.

Allison Linker

Monty Python's Spamalot Noel S. Ruiz Theatre At CM Peforming Arts Center, Oakdale Through November 5; (631) 218-2100; King Arthur, a dynamite rabbit, The Lady Of The Lake – and more laughs than any other show we can think of. Young Frankenstein Cultural Arts Playhouse, Syosset Through November 13; (516) 694-3330; The Mel Brooks musical is revived. Little Women Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts Through November 6;; (516) 868-6400 The musical version of the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. The Jungle Book BroadHollow Theatre At Elmont Library Through November 5;; (516) 775-4420; (631) 581-2700 BroadHollow Children's Theatre: Adapted from Disney's animated film and the works of Rudyard Kipling.

20 • Good Times Magazine - October 18 - 31, 2016; (631) 724-3700 The modern-day Broadway musical smash comes to Long Island. Back To School With The Calamari Sisters Studio Theatre, Lindenhurst Through October 29;; (631) 226-8400 They're back: These wacky “sisters” return for their latest comedic foray. Calendar Girls Temple Beth El, Huntington Through November 6;; (631) 213-9832 Township Theatre Group: The story of The Yorkshire Women’s Institute, which sparks a global phenomenon when raises funds for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room and agree to pose nude for charity. The Miracle Worker Herricks Community Center, New Hyde Park

Little Shop Of Horrors Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University, Hempstead October 21 through 30; (516) 463-6644; The cult rock musical that’s the story of boy meets girl – and plant eats people. Keigwin + Company Queens Theatre, Flushing October 22 & 23; (718) 760-0064 The master dancer returns.

Little Shop Of Horrors

Classic Rock The Legends Keep Rolling

All The News That Rocks: Currently celebrating its 35th anniversary, Night Ranger will release a new live album, 35 Years And A Night In Chicago, on December 2 via Frontiers Music SRL. The live performance document will Night Ranger be available on two CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, and MP3 (audio only). Frontiers will also release a new studio album from Night Ranger in the first half of 2017. "After 35 years of recording and touring, we thought it was

Peter Frampton

performs in concert at MSG with Stevie Nicks on December 1 … Peter Frampton brings his intimate acoustic tour to The NYCB Theatre At Westbury on Wednesday (October 19) … Frontiers Music SRL also brings

Compiled by Bob Smith; Photo: The Moody Blues by Mark Owens

Chick Makes History: This fall, the 22-time Grammy Award-winning keyboardist and composer Chick Corea will make history with an unprecedented two-month 75th birthday celebration at The Blue Note, his musical home in New York City as well as one of the most noted jazz venues in the world. Running October 19 through December 12, the 80-show engagement will feature Corea leading 15 bands comprised of 60 musical friends from more than half a century, marking a birthday celebration groundbreaking in scale, artistry and sheer musical power. Selected highlights: "The Music of Return to Forever & More": The premiere of two unique ensembles playing the music of Corea's legendary and influential jazz/rock group, Return To Forever, over the course of two respective weeks: Acoustic featuring Ravi Coltrane (sax), Hubert Laws (flute), Avishai Cohen (bass), and Lenny White (drums); and Electric featuring John McLaughlin (guitar), Victor Enuff Z'nuff back with a new Wooten (bass), and Lenny White (drums). album, Clowns Lounge, on "For Miles": A celebration of the music of Miles Davis, featuring December 2. The band will tour Kenny Garrett (saxoChick Corea to support the new effort; shows phone) Wallace Roney with Tracii Guns and Ace Frehley (trumpet), Mike Stern care also in the offing … Classic (guitar), Marcus Miller rock cruises have suddenly (bass) and Brian Blade become all the rage – and in (drums). that light, the fourth Moody Steve Gadd Week: A Blues Cruise has announced deep dive into Corea's The Zombies will reunite on longtime musical their next 2018 five-night fan partnership with drummer cruise, sailing out of Miami Steve Gadd through two on January 2 through 7, different 2018 aboard Celebrity Cruises' ensembles: Three Quartets featuring bassist Eddie Gomez (bass) Celebrity Eclipse. Original and Ben Solomon (saxophone) as well as The Leprechaun Band. members Chris White and Tickets can be purchased at Hugh Grundy will join Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent and their mates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their The Photo by Helena Smith

about time to rock out a live album for all the fans that have been coming to see us,” said the band's Jack Blades of the new release. “And for those who have yet to experience a live Night Ranger show ... enjoy the ride!" … The revived Phish recently announced a New Year's Eve run at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from December Enuff 28 through 31; the band's new Z’nuff album, Big Boat, is in stores now Zombies' album Odessey & Oracle. … Also back in action are The Limited cabins are still available; Pretenders, which recently issued log on to for a video for "Holy Commotion," the complete information. first track to be taken from their The Zombies are the latest act new album, Alone, out October 21 to join a stellar lineup that also through BMG. The part-animated includes The Little River Band, video was shot in Nashville at proThe Orchestra (featuring members ducer Dan Auerbach's studio, and includes footage of Chrissie Hynde of ELO), The Moody Blues, The Alan Parsons Live Project, and Auerbach. The band also Dave Mason, The Jefferson Starship, Moody Ambrosia, Richie Furay, Blues Strawbs, Caravan, Lighthouse, The Ides Of March, Shawn Phillips, Mike Dawes, Randy Hansen, Mellow Yellow, and The Young Dubliners; more famous acts will likely be announced for this lavish event as the date of the cruise grows closer; make plans quickly.

Photo Chick Corea by Arron Meekcoms, courtesy Chick Corea Productions

Jazz & Blues


Burton Cummings

B.B. King Blues Club New York City

Filling NYC's top traditional music club to the rafters, Burton Cummings, the former lead singer of The Guess Who, made a simple proclamation at the start of his performance: “No light show, no dancers, thank God – just two hours of music I'd bet most of you have heard before.” With that, the 68-year-old Cummings (recently inducted into The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame as a solo artist) and his crack five-piece backup band tore into most of his hits and rocked Times Square royally: “No Time,” “American Woman,” “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature,” an incredible version of “Undun,” “Laughing,” and just about everything else a classic rocker would want to hear. Throwing in classic covers such as “Baby Come Back” and “Not Fade Away” for lilt and surprises, Cummings remains a charming, tireless performer and as unpretentious a rock legend as you'll ever see in concert – and one whose vocals and piano skills are astoundingly intact after decades of performing.

– Bob Smith

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Rhythm Tracking With Jimi LaLumia

An In-Depth Look At The Hottest Area Artists

Nico Padden

Motown Musts: It's no secret that I am an obsessed fan of the stars and sounds of Motown – especially 1960s and 1970s Motown. While Motown continued on through the decades, as the ’80s featured Lionel Richie,

Her ‘Light In The Dark’ Shines Bright

Who: She's quirky, entertaining, original, and unpretentious, and things are about to break for her in a big way: Singer/songwriter Nico Padden's new album, A Light In The Dark, will be released online (at BandCamp, iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, and her website, on October 24. CDs of the new album will be available for purchase at what the affable and charismatic young artist termed as her “album release extravaganza” on Saturday, December 3 at 8 pm Sip This in Valley Stream. There's no cover; a suggested $5 donation is seeked. The Artist & Her Sound: Her website states: “Small girl. Big voice.” That's just the beginning of describing this young yet seasoned artist. From Padden's official bio: “Nico Padden’s powerhouse, sometimes quirky, and even sometimes vulnerable folk-rock songs on her fortcoming sophomore album are borne of her own self-destruction, missed second/third chances in life, surrender, and rallying the strength to rise above her inner and outer demons. When she sings, Nico sounds like a determined, perseverant She-Warrior carving a place for herself in a world where she doesn’t meet any neat, predetermined mold. Her rich, catchy, heartfelt songs and fiery, soulful voice are crowd pleasers everywhere she performs. A multi-instrumentalist, Nico shifts effortlessly between accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele, and the piano. Whether she’s accompanied by her full band or playing solo, every Nico Padden show is a thrilling folk-rock adventure – she’ll make your feet tap, your hands clap, your mouth sing, and your heart burst. “Born and raised in a musician family (her parents play in an Irish folk band) on Long Island, Nico has built up a supportive local following. She’s about to embark on an east tour in support of her forthcoming full-length LP. Powerfully raw yet hopeful, the sophomore effort follows her 2013 debut acoustic EP,

Waterbird (find it on iTunes &CDBaby.) Nico has performed everywhere from concert halls to farmer's markets, living rooms to dive bars, backyards to street corners, coffeehouses to fancy restaurants, andeverywhere in between. She’s a regular street performer in her current home of Queens, and has won over many crowds of strangers with her impish grin; frank, entertaining banter; and cathartic sound. Her music and voice have been compared to the likes of Alanis Morisette, Brandi Carlile, and Carole King.” To Learn More About & Contact The Artist: Log on to, or find her at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, and YouTube.

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DeBarge, and Rick James, and the ’90s into the 2000s brought one of the biggest recording acts of all time, Boyz II Men, to me, the magic was the 1960s. While there have been many books detailing the label's saga, a new release, Motown: The Sound Of Young America by Adam White with Barney Ales, is the ultimate (my poor wallet gets a continuous workout from all this activity). Ales was Berry Gordy's right-hand man – the sales guy – and he has many untold stories and precious, previously unseen photos that have finally made their way into our hands in this heavy (in more ways than one) hardbound tome published by Thames & Hudson. If you know someone who is deep into early Motown, or if you are, this book should be at the top of your must-get or must-give holiday list – I just can't stop

poring through its 400 oversize pages. Everything Old Is New – Again: In related Motown news, the Motown Expanded Editions album series is preparing to unleash a new special edition of Supremes A Go Go, which was originally released in 1966 and featured the hits "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" and "You Can't Hurry Love." The album was the first on the Motown Records label to hit #1 on Billboard's Top Albums Chart, a major breakthrough for the label – and, to my knowledge, the first and only female vocal group album of the rock era to hit that top spot on the albums chart. Here are more facts that aren’t as widely known as they should be: The Supremes were the biggest U.S. group of the 1960s, second only to The Beatles worldwide, and The Supremes are the only U.S.

Photo: Berry Gordy by Angela George (CC)

Berry Gordy

group in recording history to ever score 12 #1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It's highly unlikely that this particular record will ever be challenged. Supremes A Go Go features takes on hits of the period such as "These Boots Are Made For Walking," "Hang On, Sloopy," and cover versions of existing hits by fellow Motown artists such as "I Can't Help Myself," "Get Ready," and "Money (That's What I Want)." It was a great party album in 1966, and this expanded edition will certainly keep that party going – so "Get Ready" for A Go Go.


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BITS & PIECES Marissa Jade

Sudberg. “It is an honor to be part of the team that will bring it to life." Find the multi-faceted Jade on Instagram, Twitter, on social media, and at

Photos: Marissa Jase provided by Illumination PR; Kelsea Ballerini by Kristin Barlow, Black River Entertanment; Amy Lee by Drew Reynolds

Kelsea Ballerini

Janelle Kroll:

She’s An ‘Outsider’

Marissa Jade:

From TV To Fantasy Star

One of the hottest and most popular new TV stars, Marissa Jade – cast in the most recent edition of VH1's “Mob Wives,” which recently ended its run – now seems to be everywhere: The Staten Island native recently launched her own lifestyle app, and is gearing up to start filming a live-action film based on the comic book she inspired, Destiny: Queen Of Thieves. "I am ecstatic to see my comic book to come to life,” said Jade. “This is going to be such an awesome project." The upcoming film will be adapted and written by Erik Sudberg, directed by Ken Barbet, and produced by Jeffery D. Erb, all of whom seem enthused by this original new character. "This is truly a unique story and powerful female lead character,” said

Janelle Kroll

Brooklyn-based alt pop singer/songwriter Janelle Kroll has released her debut EP, Outsider, via NYC indie label Lokal Legend, available now. The five-song collection features the lead single "FVR," produced by Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer Brian Kierulf, "24 Hrs," co-written and co-produced by Penguin Prison and Andy Seltzer, and "Looose" featuring morgxn. Even before an official release of her own, Kroll built an impressive resume, lending her vocal talents to several dance tracks such as Dennis Ferrer's "Mind Ur Step," Autograf's "Metaphysical," and Moon Boots' "Utopia"; in 2014, she went on tour with Big Data as lead vocalist. With the February 2015 release of "Sunny Days," Kroll formally introduced her soulful pop, bright harmonies and nocturnal R&B sound to the world, which continue on this new release. Learn more at or find her all over social media. Re R ea al l N Ni it tt ty y G Gr ri it tt ty y: :

Legends Look Back

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & Friends – Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years is now available as a CD or DC/DVD

combo wherever music is sold. Recorded live at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the album captures the NGDB joined onstage by John Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Byron House, and Jerry Douglas. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (and early Dirt Band member) Jackson Browne joined in, along with longtime member Jimmy Ibbotson.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

From country classics to deep cuts, the track list finds bandmates Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen swapping harmonies, trading solos, and performing much of the group's catalog. For more information, visit

Kelsea’s Coup:

Young Star Makes Country History

With her third #1 hit “Peter Pan,” Kelsea Ballerini is now the only female artist in country music history to go #1 with her first three consecutive singles from a debut album. Topping both the Country Aircheck and Billboard Country Airplay charts, “Peter Pan” earns double #1's on Billboard by also landing atop the Hot Country Songs chart. Following Florida Georgia Line’s impressive 18-week reign at #1 with “H.O.L.Y.,” Ballerini is the first woman to reach #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts simultaneously. Ballerini will return to the area on December 2 to headline Irving Plaza.

Amy Lee:

All In The Family

Amy Lee of Evanescence is always full of surprises, and recently released a family oriented album, Dream Too Much, via Amazon Music. The 12-song album is available for Prime members to stream at no additional cost. In addition, it’s available for download purchase at Dream Too Much is a collection of 12 songs that encourage children and families to sing along together. Inspired by Lee’s son and her own musical upbringing, the album features guest appearances by several family members, including backing vocals by her siblings, and instrumentals by both her father and uncle. “This album is very personal to me. My husband and I had our first baby in 2014 and he has been the center of the inspiration for this children's album,” said Lee. “Every song on this album has a story – whether it's an original for our son based on his favorite things or a song my dad used to sing to me when I was a little girl.”

Amy Lee

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